Friday Night Lights in the Spring? Girls Flag Football makes its case on the Shore
The second week of the Shore Conference’s debut season of girls flag football saw great grabs and competition at Holmdel High School. JSZ goes beyond the score to see the potential of girls football becoming an NJSIAA varsity sport With the backing of the New York Giants and Nike, the Shore Conference launched an eight team girls flag football league that plays doubleheaders twice a week rotated around six schools. At Holmdel High, the home team Hornets scored a 30-14 win over Middletown North while on the other side of the field Shore Regional scored a 42-7 victory against the Middletown combined team. While currently listed as a club sport, the early success and interest around the Shore and the North Jersey League backed by the New York Jets has caught the attention of the NJSIAA. Executive Director Colleen Maguire was on hand to watch the action at Holmdel in person and while there have only been two weeks of play, the quality of play and the crowds in the stands suggest that girls flag football as a varsity sport could definitely work in New Jersey and beyond. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis goes Beyond the Score to tell the story of trailblazers in Monmouth County that are having fun and looking to make girls football a permanent part of the high school sports landscape.
Watch Tuesday 5.11 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ continues to have all of your bases covered with great action from all over the Garden State! West Deptford 10 Egg Harbor Twp. 8 | Diamond Classic Opening Round West Deptford stunned EHT with a five-run outburst in the seventh inning to open the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic tournament with a bang. Dan Marraffa’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 5.5 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Wednesday didn’t stop the lacrosse action in New Jersey. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a double overtime thriller between Pingry and Westfield plus we check out the unbeaten Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs, currently ranked #9 in the state. Watch highlights of both games with your JSZ All-Access pass Westfield 11 Pingry 10 (2OT) | Bristol […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
NJ Wrestling Goes Outside: Outdoor Duals Part of Unique 2021 Season
In a shortened season, wrestling programs across the state are scheduling dual matches outdoors to make a once in a lifetime opportunity. JSZ takes you to the first ever outdoor match in Monmouth County when Shore Regional hosted Ocean Township There’s no Atlantic City and no team state titles to be crowned in 2021 due to the pandemic. High school wrestling is making the most of a unique season that has just two weeks remaining before regionals. Teams across the state are scheduling outdoor dual matches. Ocean Township scored a 52-24 dual win at Shore Regional on Saturday morning in the first-ever outdoor high school dual meet in Monmouth County. With ideal weather, the Spartans and Blue Devils proved that outdoor wrestling works outside, and athletes and families who had so much taken away during the pandemic have an opportunity to experience something truly unique. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the Jersey Shore:
Watch Wednesday 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The first week of wrestling rolls along with two great matchups on the mat. Enjoy the highlights! Camden Catholic 54 Shawnee 24 The Non-Public “B” champions from a year ago showed no signs of regression, erasing an early deficit to power past the Renegades. Shawnee led 18-6 after a Jake Hastings second round pin at […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 2.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Winter weather wiped out most of the schedule for the past two days, but plenty of teams got back on the court on Wednesday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! St. Joseph Academy 57 St. Augustine 51 | Boys Marcus Pierce scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Wildcats […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 10.6 JSZ Soccer Highlights
The JSZ team once again has soccer action from all over the state. Watch four games of action courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone. Monroe 3 South Brunswick 0 | Boys Monroe starts the shortened Boys Soccer season 2-0 following a 3-0 win over Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rival South Brunswick. The Falcons were led […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 10.1 JSZ Opening Day Soccer Highlights
The wait is over! The New Jersey soccer season officially kicked off with terrific action all over the state on Thursday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Ocean Township 2 Monmouth Regional 1 (OT) | Boys Michael Reid’s golden goal eight minutes into overtime gave the Spartans a season opening […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote now for RWJBarnabas Top Play from Week One of Last Dance!
Three days of wall to wall baseball – 333 games total. What are the best plays captured by JSZ cameras? Vote now for your favorite play from the Last Dance Baseball Tournament! Baseball’s back and RWJBarnabas is helping JSZ celebrate its return with the top plays captured by our cameras from the first three days of the Last Dance High School World Series. Jersey Sports Zone was able to get to nearly 40 games and we’ve got some incredible web gems, walk-off game winners and towering bombs as part of our top plays. Watch the video below and then cast your vote for your favorite highlight. The winner of our poll will win a JSZ Game Ball and we’ll make a presentation next week during the second round of the Last Dance. The polls stay open through Sunday at 12 noon. Take Our Poll Thanks to RWJBarnabas for sponsoring JSZ’s Top Plays and being the presenting sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Ramapo QB, Shore RB is Harvard Bound
The Ivy League continues to get outstanding student athletes from New Jersey. Charles DePrima is on his way to Boston and the Crimson. Watch his JSZ highlight reel and his A to Z feature! One of NJ’s top quarterbacks is Ivy League bound. Charles DePrima has given a verbal commitment to play for Harvard. DePrima was one of the most dangerous dual-threat quarterbacks across the entire Garden State in 2019. DePrima’s first season was stellar as he accounted for 2,065 passing yards with 15 touchdowns to only three interceptions along with another 1,201 yards on the ground with 17 more scores. DePrima will lead Ramapo next season again as they ride on a 26-game win streak. He made his commitment on Friday night via social media: Harvard Football ‘25 #committed #GoCrimson pic.twitter.com/WJXpcd1jLY— Charles DePrima (@_charlesdeprima) July 3, 2020 We featured DePrima in our A to Z series profiling the top players we’re excited to see this upcoming football season. Check out our breakdown of the Ramapo QB: Less than a week later, Shore Regional running back Shane McLaughlin committed to Harvard. COMMITTED to HARVARD 100% #CRIMXXI pic.twitter.com/TaEu158w6y— Shane McLaughlin (@shane5_M) July 10, 2020
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Shore’s Al DeSantis Commits to Rutgers Wrestling
The Rutgers University wrestling program puts a premium on recruiting top Garden State talent and keeping those wrestlers in state. The Scarlet Knights added another recruit to their Class of 2020 group with Shore Regional’s Al DeSantis signed on to join the program. DeSantis finished his high school career with a seventh-place finish at 138 pounds after setting new records as the single-season wins leader and all-time career wins record for the Blue Devils. DeSantis joined JSZ’s Jay Cook for a virtual interview to discuss his commitment to Rutgers and a stellar high school career in West Long Branch.
Watch JSZ Shore Conference Wrestling Championship Highlights
Red Bank Regional hosted the Shore Conference wrestling championships. Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-match interviews from all 14 finals. We will post each match throughout Saturday night! 113 pounds (1) Tyler Klinsky, Middletown North defeats (2) Ryan Rosenthal, Toms River North 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! 120 pounds (1) Dean Peterson, St. John Vianney defeats (2) Vincent Santaniello, Brick Memorial 5-3 126 pounds (3) Nico Messina, Freehold Boro defeats (5) Thomas O’Keefe, Middletown North 6-4 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall 132 pounds (3) Jack Nies, Ocean Township defeats (1) Michael Conklin, Toms River East 6-4 Sudden Victory 138 pounds (4) Logan Waller, Colts Neck pins (3) Ryan Zimmerman, Long Branch 4:30 *Waller named Most Outstanding Wrestler* Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is made possible by Rosario Realty 145 pounds (1) Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven major decision vs. (6) Hunter Konstantoulas, Manalapan 19-7 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! 152 pounds (1) Nick Boggiano, Toms River North major decision vs. (3) Mike McGhee, Shore Regional 10-0 160 pounds (1) Matt Benedetti, Manalapan defeats (3) Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven 5-1 170 pounds (1) Shane Reitsma (Howell) major decision vs. (6) Hunter Smith, Jackson Memorial 11-3 182 pounds (3) Joe Colon, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Luke Rada, Colts Neck 9-6 195 pounds (1) Kyle Epperly, Jackson Memorial defeats (2) David Szuba, Brick Memorial 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center 220 pounds (3) Vin Ceglie, Lacey defeats (1) Mike Nakano, Toms River North 6-5 285 pounds (1) Justin Wright, Howell defeats (2) John O’Donnell, Toms River North 3-2 106 pounds (2) Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Evan Tallmadge, Brick Township 1-0
Watch Friday 12.20 JSZ Boys Basketball Highlights
The first Friday night of the season brings plenty of action from all across the Garden State. Four great games from around New Jersey are posted now. Watch the action and we’ll keep bringing you hoops action from around the state all weekend. Roselle Catholic 84 Trenton Catholic 58 Expectations at Roselle Catholic are sky-high in 2019 and the Lions didn’t disappoint in their home opener. RC holdovers Cliff Omoruyi (19 points) and Corey Floyd Jr. (17 points) went to work, while senior transfers CJ Wilcher (20 points) and Niels Lane (13 points) helped power the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. South Brunswick 69 Old Bridge 52 After finishing 12-13, South Brunswick was eager to jump into the 2019-2020 season and they did so with a dominating 69-52 win over Greater Middlesex Conference rival Old Bridge, who beat them twice last year. The Vikings were able to take a tight 12-11 lead after the first quarter before going up 28-19 at halftime. Devin Strickland and Ty Murchison both finished with 22 points while Justin Carbone had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Bishop Eustace 45 Shawnee 30 The Crusaders shut down the Renegades to open the season with an Olympic Conference win. Jack McDonnell came off the bench to score a game-high 11 points in the victory. Matt McCaffrey added 10 points for Eustace, while David Cross scored nine. Cole Fleming scored a team-high nine points for Shawnee in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Red Bank Catholic 75 Shore Regional 48 Charlie Gordinier scored four three-pointers in the first quarter to reach 1,000 points in the first game of his senior year as the Caseys cruised to a home win against the Blue Devils. Gordinier, who signed on Wednesday to play college football at Boston College, finished the game with 22 points. Notre Dame football signee Kevin Bauman added 13. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and an interview with the 1000 point man following the win: Two great partners are the reason we were able to cover another great moment from the Shore Conference. Thanks to JSI (Red Bank Catholic) and RYPT (Shore Regional) for supporting Jersey Sports Zone!
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Mountain Lakes Claims First Group 1 Championship!
Mountain Lakes 4 Shore 2 – Girls – Group 1 Final Mountain Lakes Girls Soccer made history by claiming the program’s first ever State Championship with an exciting 4-2 win over Shore in the NJSIAA Group 1 Tournament Final. The underdog Lakers went ahead 3-0 at halftime thanks to a pair of assists from Henna Andacin who would finish with three total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to RYPT Training for sponsoring our Shore Regional coverage. Jersey Sports Zone’s playoff coverage is proudly sponsored by Quick Chek.
Watch 11.13 JSZ Girls Soccer State Semifinal Highlights
The state championship matchups are set in New Jersey high school girls soccer. The weather forced games to go from neutral sites to home fields around the Garden State. JSZ has action from four state semifinals. Hunterdon Central 1 Eastern 0 | Group 4 Semifinal Emily Mason’s header on a corner kick from Maddy Brennan in the 13th minute was the game’s lone goal as the Red Devils avenge last year’s overtime loss to the Vikings and end a 42 game unbeaten streak by the current #1 ranked team in the national polls. Mason, a junior committed to Rutgers, was able to crash the net after Brennan’s corner hit off the crossbar. Hunterdon Central will play Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the state title game this Saturday at Kean University. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the upset Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Eastern Vikings is made possible by Cooper University Hospital Wall 2 Haddonfield 1 (OT) | Group 2 Semifinal After battling back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half, Wall senior forward Mackenzie Tranberg hammered home a golden goal with :47 seconds left in the first overtime period to punch the Crimson Knights a ticket to the Group 2 championship game. Freshman Kiersten Brown also scored for Wall in the win. Wall will face Parsippany Hills in the Group 2 final on Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wall: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Haddonfield athletics is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shore Regional 6 Audubon 0 | Group 1 Semifinal Julia Eichenbaum had a hat trick, the seventh of her senior season as Shore avenged a loss to the Green Wave in last year’s state semifinal. Barbara Grimm got the scoring started in the 5th minute and Lauren Sapanaro gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 halftime lead. Sydney Sears had three assists including a cross to Meli Pekmezian to make it a 3-0 game before Eichenbaum closed out the scoring with three straight to give her 34 for the year. Shore will face Mountain Lakes in the Group 1 state championship this Saturday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Why did we have highlights from Shore’s huge win in the state semifinal? Because of the support of Reach Your Potential Training who is our partner on Shore Regional coverage on JSZ. The Shore girls soccer team trains at RYPT and it showed! Ocean City 1 Hopewell Valley 0 | Group 3 Semifinal After a dominating 23-1-1 season Ocean City advanced to their first ever Group 3 Final with a close 1-0 win over Hopewell Valley. The Red Raiders got a lift from Summer Reimet who found net in the 70th minute for the games only score. Ocean City more aggressive on offense won the shots on goal 14-8 and goalie Abbey Fenton finished with eight saves. They will take on Rampo at Kean University on 11/16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage.
Watch Thursday 10.31 JSZ Sectional Championship Field Hockey Highlights
Our cameras were on-hand for two playoff field hockey games around New Jersey. Eastern 8 Kingsway 1 | South Jersey Group 4 Championship The Vikings dominated the Dragons to clinch its 21st consecutive sectional championship. Eastern opened up a 3-0 lead heading into halftime. Tori Griffiths got Kingsway on the board to open the second half but the Vikings cut off the rally with a five-goal explosion to put the game out of reach. Sophomore Ryleigh Heck powered the Vikings offense, racking up four goals and an assist on the afternoon. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from McAleer Stadium: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care Shore Regional 4 Point Pleasant Boro 2 | North 2 Group 1 Championship Lily Santi had a hat trick to give her 59 goals for the season as the Blue Devils defend their North 2 Group 1 title with a hard-fought win over a Shore Conference foe. Jordan Carr had two first-half goals to give Point Boro a 2-1 lead at the half. Shore was able to get numerous penalty corners and drew even on a Ryan Malfa goal in the second half. Santi gave Shore a 3-2 lead on a penalty stroke and added one more late. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Shore Regional Blue Devils. Shore field hockey is fueled by RYPT!
Watch Thursday 10.31 JSZ Girls Playoff Soccer Highlights
No tricks; just treats for you on Halloween! Sectional quarterfinal action across the state, and our cameras were on hand to catch some amazing highlights. Grab some candy and check back throughout the night for all of the action! Delsea 7 Haddon Heights 0 | Group 2 South Quarterfinal The defending sectional champion Crusaders managed just one goal in the first half, but they found the net early and often in the second half. Monmouth commit Brianna Russo scored a hat trick to lead the way. Freshman Kylee Reissek scored two goals. Peyton Gilmore and Leah Marsh chipped in with one goal apiece. Delsea advances to face either Cinnaminson or West Deptford in the sectional semifinals on Monday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Franklinville: Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Freehold Township 1 Monroe 0|Central Group 4 Quarterfinal Freehold Township (6) defeated Monroe (3) 1-0 to advance to the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals. Despite a 14 save day from Monroe Goalkeeper Emma Bodmer, the Patriots prevailed late thanks to a penalty kick goal from Anna Priborkina in the 78th minute. Freehold Township will play Old Bridge (7) on 11/4. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage. Middletown South 3 Red Bank Regional 1|North 2 Group 3 Quarterfinal Emma Laudisi’s pair of first half goals, along with another tally in between from Katie Coyle, powered No. 1 seed Middletown South to a 3-1 victory over fellow Shore Conference squad, No. 9 Red Bank Regional. The Eagles have proven to be one of Group 3’s top programs this season and will look to keep their hot play alive next week against No. 5 Millburn in the sectional semifinals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from The Swamp: JSZ’s coverage of all Red Bank Regional athletics this year is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply. Shore Regional 7 Palmyra 0 | Central Jersey Group 1 Quarterfinal Julia Eichenbaum scored her 100th career goal as the Blue Devils scored six goals in the final 15 minutes to cruise into the Central Jersey Group 1 semifinal. The University of Illinois commit had three goals and three assists in a sensational performance. The Blue Devils will host #12 seed Point Pleasant Beach in the semis on Monday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Why did Jersey Sports Zone capture Julia Eichenbaum’s INCREDIBLE milestone? Because our Shore Regional coverage is made possible by RYPT in Tinton Falls. The Blue Devils girls soccer team trains with coach Bobby Smith and Reach Your Potential Training!
Watch Friday 10.11 JSZ Football Highlights
The playoff picture begins to take shape as Week 5 gets underway. JSZ has tons of highlights from all parts of the state for you. Check out our menu then scroll down to see all the games! Rumson-Fair Haven 21 Mater Dei Prep 16 Jack Kelly grabbed a blocked pass from Gordon Forsyth and rumbled 50-yards for a score to break a 14-14 tie and give Rumson-Fair Haven a huge home win. The Seraphs raced out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on TD’s by Clarence Lewis and Malik Ingram, but RFH responded with a 68 yard TD run by John Volker. Geoff Schroder’s 32-yard TD run on the first play from the scrimmage set the stage for Kelly’s game-winning pick-six. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Woodrow Wilson 48 Shawnee 0 The Tigers made a statement and then some, trouncing the previously undefeated Renegades. Texas A&M commit Fadil Diggs was unstoppable, finishing with three touchdowns and close to 200 yards receiving. Devin Kargman threw five touchdown passes on the night. Temple commit Muheem McCargo found the end zone twice. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Met.) 13 Colonia 7 The St. Joseph (Met.) Falcons continue to make noise in the Greater Middlesex Conference as their winning streak extends to five games. The Falcons shut out Colonia in the second half, limiting them to only 90 yards of offense all night long. K’Shawn Schulters’ pick-six in the fourth quarter ending up being the game-winning play. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Colonia: West Deptford 28 Haddonfield 14 The Eagles, dominant through much of the game, survived a late scare against the rival Bulldogs. West Deptford led 28-0 heading into the fourth quarter when Haddonfield rallied with 14 points in less than two minutes to cut the lead in half. Tyshawn Bookman led an effective rushing attack for the Eagles, carrying the ball 14 times for 140 yards. Quarterback Aaron Graeber rushed for two touchdowns on the night, including a 22-yard scamper just before halftime. Gavin Shields contributed on both sides of the ball for the Eagles, scoring on a tough five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and adding a 18-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from West Deptford: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Manalapan 34 Long Branch 19 After dropping back to back games Manalapan rebounded with a dominating 34-19 over Long Branch to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Braves were headlined by running back Andre Johnson who rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rosario Reality Co. for sponsoring our Long Branch coverage Central Regional 16 Holmdel 9 Central Regional linebacker I-meer Johnson led the way for the Golden Eagles’ defense Friday night. Johnson’s fumble return touchdown was one of two Central trips to the end zone while his fellow teammates played suffocating defense to score their first divisional win of 2019. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Bayville: JSZ’s coverage of all Holmdel athletics is proudly brought to you by The Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell. Lacey 14 Red Bank Regional 7 Noah Brunatti threw two touchdown passes and the Lacey defense produced three interceptions in the fourth quarter to preserve the win that gets the Lions to 5-1 in 2019. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Old Bridge 7 Monroe 6 Friday’s matchup between Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rivals Old Bridge (4-0) and Monroe (2-2) was anything but business as usual. After a scoreless first quarter Sophomore quarterback, Owen Haughney found Andrew Vera for a 23-yard touchdown to help the Knights lead 7-0 at halftime. After a Monroe score to begin the fourth, Bryson Corbett would block the extra point attempt and end the game with an interception in the final two minutes of regulation. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Shore Regional 35 Monmouth Regional 7 The Blue Devils bust open an 8-0 first-quarter lead with 20 points in the second quarter featuring two Dylan Drahos TD runs and a 17-yard pick-six from Jamie Mazzacco to cruise to their third win of 2019. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Shore Regional! RYPT is why we cover the Blue Devils on Jersey Sports Zone
Watch JSZ Thursday 10.10 Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone once again brings you boys and girls soccer action from around the state. Check back throughout the evening for highlights! Shore Regional 3 Trinity Hall 0 – Girls Julia Eichenbaum scored all three goals giving her 24 for the season to lead the Blue Devils to a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Shore will face the winner of Red Bank Regional and RBC. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all three goals from a spectacular performance in West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Shore Regional is brought to you by RYPT and thanks to Trinity Hall for being part of the JSZ team! Allentown 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 – Girls With a Colonial Valley Conference Division Title on the line Allentown battled back from a 1-0 deficit at halftime to take down West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2-1. Monmouth University commit Olivia Denney opened the second half with a goal and assisted sister Kayla for the eventual go-ahead score in the 76’. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our West Windsor-Plainsboro South and Allentown coverage! Haddon Twp. 1 Lindenwold 0 – Boys The Hawks pushed their winning streak to 13 with a tight victory over the Lions. Chris Fletcher scored from the penalty spot in the first half for the game’s only goal. Haddon Township keeper Brett Hintz made five saves. Justin Abrego made nine saves for Lindenwold in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference Patriot Division clash:
Watch Wednesday 10.2 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ’s Wednesday soccer coverage features a pair of intense girls matchups from Monmouth and Mercer County. Check out highlights from Steinert’s close showdown with Allentown and Red Bank Catholic’s dominating win over Shore Regional plus we’ve got a South Jersey boys showdown between St. Augustine and Egg Harbor Township Steinert 1 Allentown 0 – Girls On one of the hottest Fall days in recent memory, Steinert picked up its sixth straight win with a close 1-0 victory over Allentown. After a scoreless first half, Margarita Ivanova would find the net on a penalty kick for the Spartans in the 43’. Goalie Kat Calle added eight saves on top of completing a shut out. Watch the highlights now: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Steinert and Allentown coverage! Red Bank Catholic 8 Shore Regional 1 – Girls Reagan Pauwels had a hat trick to lead a seven-goal second-half explosion on a rainy night in Red Bank. The Caseys are ranked #5 in the latest state polls and proved most worthy of that ranking. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Two great sponsors are the reason we can bring you RBC and Shore Regional action all year long – Thanks to Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness for sponsoring the Caseys and RYPT in Tinton Falls for supporting our Shore Regional highlights St. Augustine 1 Egg Harbor Twp. 0 – Boys It was a showdown of two of South Jersey’s best as the Eagles traveled to face the Hermits with the top-seed in the Cape-Atlantic League tournament on the line. Both teams played a tight, defensive style making each other work for everything on the offensive end. Senior midfielder Kevin Witkoski netted the only goal of the game in the 28th minute for the Hermits. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Richland: