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Michael Schmelzer of Montgomery takes home Central Jersey Week Six Game Ball
Montgomery snapped a four game losing streak in their 28-13 win over Franklin. Quarterback Michael Schmelzer had a breakout performance with 200 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. he fans have spoken and he our JSZ Central Jersey Week Six Game Ball Winner. Watch his ceremony below: Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Montgomery coverage.
Get Those Votes In! Week 6 JSZ Game Ball Polls Are Up
We’re beyond the halfway mark of the 2021 New Jersey high school football season and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are still going! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored on a weekly basis. Did we miss a player? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our MMJ’s below. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Wednesday 4.21 Lacrosse Highlights
The lacrosse season is officially underway and already we’re seeing major upsets and impressive wins. Stay tuned throughout the night as our highlights come in! Chatham 8 Oak Knoll 7 | Girls Lacrosse Oak Knoll may have entered Wednesday’s game at Chatham as the top-ranked team in the state, the fifth-ranked team in the country […] 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.
East Brunswick Volleyball Avoids Early Playoff Exit
East Brunswick 2 Montgomery 1 | CG4 Quarterfinals (2) East Brunswick (13-1) defeated (6) Montgomery (6-10) 2-1 for a comeback victory in the Central, Group 4 Quarterfinal Round. Montgomery would take the first set 25-20, but East Brunswick was able to dominate in the final two sets (25-19, 25-17). Anaya Prince finished with five kills […] 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.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
JSZ honored the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week-long celebration of the 2021 season concluded with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone won by Camden’s DJ Wagner and Manchester Township’s Destiny Adams. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees across the state. Camden’s D.J. Wagner has been named Jersey Sports Zone’s Mr. Hoop Zone for 2021. The award is based on balloting from coaches and media from all over the state. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles Wagner’s remarkably fast rise to the top of the New Jersey high school hoops scene. JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches: Don DeLeo, Hightstown, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, James Cranwell, Middletown South, Randy Holmes, Jackson Memorial, Ben DiBiase, Freehold Boro, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Mike Clemente, Central Regional, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Township, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, Richard Bolds, Timber Creek, Michael Nausedas, Marlboro, Michael Doherty, St. Joe-Montvale, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Paul Rodio, St. Augustine, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Nicholas Famularo, Asbury Park, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Liam James, Gloucester, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Todd Powers, Gloucester Catholic, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Julius David, Perth Amboy, John Rosser, Overbrook, Paddy McNamara, Haddon Township, Chris Garcia, JP Stevens, Phil Collicchio, Elizabeth, Chris Raba, Nottingham Media: Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Adam Zagoria, ZagsBlog.com, Jay Gomes, NJHoops.com, Dave’s Joint, Mike Kinney, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, JSZ Staff The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: It’s official, Destiny Adams of Manchester Township is Jersey Sports Zone’s Miss Hoop Zone for 2021. Winning McDonald’s All American honors, 6’3 Adams takes home the award based on balloting from statewide coaches and media after averaging 30 points and 18.7 this season. With just 15 games on the schedule, she scored 450 points to end her career with 2,010 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez sat down with the University of North Carolina-bound Senior. JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., Bob Fusik, Trenton Catholic, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Alaina Hearon, Jackson Liberty, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Mary Beth Chambers, Saint Rose, Mark Gnapp, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Darren Ault, Holmdel, Theresa Cuniff, Wildwood, Scott Beston, Mainland, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Paul Baruffi, Ocean City, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Stelle, Paul VI, Pete Vincent, Hudson Catholic, Meg McGeehan, Warren Hills, Derek Lynn, Montville, Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Shannon Coyle, Long Branch, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson East Side, Lashawn Williams, Newark Central, Glenn Jansen, Donovan Catholic, Sandi Chera, Colonia, Sean Pekarsky, Paramus Catholic, Kristen Przbylski, Eastern, JW Senft, Highland, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Allyson Scerbo, Phillipsburg, Liz McKeon, Westfield, John Considine, Bishop Eustace, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, John Barbarise, Shore Regional, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Chris Hernandez, Weehawken, James Martinos, Notre Dame, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Janet Cook, Sayreville, Dan Montferatt, Ewing, Matt Margon, Montgomery, Lauren Bowler, Matawan Media Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, Joe Fenelon, NYG Hoops, G Thing Basketball, Prep Girls Hoops New Jersey, JSZ Staff PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Watch Monday 2.22 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Some great games help kick off the penultimate week of the season. Enjoy the highlights! St. Joseph (Met.) 46 Montgomery 42 | Boys Eli Barlow’s go-ahead three-pointer with under 30 seconds left in regulation was the dagger St. Joseph (Met.) used to take down Montgomery in a full, four-quarter battle. Barlow led all Falcons scorers […] 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.
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. 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 JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Basketball opening week continues as Jersey Sports Zone is is excited to bring you another thrilling afternoon of hoops coverage from around the state. Check out our Saturday highlights below. St. Augustine 60 Holy Spirit 53 (OT) | Boys The Hermits outlasted the Spartans in overtime to win their season-opener. American University commit Matt Delaney […] 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 11.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 7 begins with a handful of intriguing games around the state. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the action! Verona 41 Hoboken 14 After a heartbreaking loss to Ramsey last weekend, Verona came out impassioned Thursday night in a huge win over Hoboken. Junior quarterback Cael Zebrowski accounted for four touchdowns […] 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.
Alex Benitez Wins JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball!
The Montgomery Cougars accomplished a major feat last Friday night when they downed longtime rival Hunterdon Central to improve to 2-2 on the season. QB Alex Benitez was a major part of that win. Benitez completed 42 of 54 passes for 259 yards and two touchdown passes. He also collected a 34-yard touchdown, as well as a two-point conversion, an extra point and a field goal in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook interviews Benitez in an virtual game ball presentation: JSZ’s Week 4 Central Jersey Game Ball poll accrued 19,558 total votes – Benitez won the award after bringing in 7,503 of those, for 38.36 percent! Take Our Poll
Weber Karsay Hoists JSZ Top Play Belt!
Montgomery RB Weber Karsay opened up the scoring for the Cougars in the second half of their Week 3 game against North Hunterdon with a 71-yard touchdown run. The fans across the state have spoken, and Karsay was presented his JSZ Week 3 Top Play Belt at practice on Thursday afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: The Week 3 Top Play poll brought in over 81,000 votes, and the Montgomery faithful secured the award for Karsay after voting 39,390 times for 48.27 percent of the vote share. Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 10.21 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another great evening of boys and girls soccer coverage as our cameras continue to capture the best highlights from the Garden State. Notre Dame 2 Hopewell Valley 1 OT | Boys In one of the craziest endings our cameras have captured, Notre Dame defeated Hopewell Valley 2-1 to remain undefeated […] 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 Week 3 Top Plays are Off The Charts!
Week Three brought some incredible top plays to the table, and we couldn’t leave any out! Here are 12, not 10, great nominees for JSZ’s Week 3 Top Plays. Cast your vote NOW and get your favorite player a Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 3 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 12 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 3: Take Our Poll Congrats to St. Joe’s (Met.)’s Omari Jones for winning the Week 2 JSZ Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Thursday 10.15 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 3 begins with a handful of Thursday night games on the gridiron. JSZ has highlights from a pair of those games to begin the weekend with a bang! Gloucester City 20 Maple Shade 7 The Lions fell behind early, but stormed back to beat the Wildcats and secure their first (3-0) start since 2014. […] 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.
Full Coverage of Somerset County Summer Softball Tournament!
High school baseball got its own sendoff, and now the same can be said for the softball community in Central Jersey. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage from the final day of Somerset County’s own goodbye to its seniors. Manville/Rutgers Prep/Immaculata 5 Montgomery 2 | Somerset County Summer Softball Tournament Final Two full days of Somerset County softball came to a close Tuesday night as Manville was crowned county champions nearly three months late. Manville – playing with additional seniors from Rutgers Prep and Immaculata – went on a Cinderella run to capture the title. Rutgers Prep senior Gianna DeLorenzo was named the tournament MVP after dominant performances from inside the circle all tournament long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and more from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Montgomery athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Sophia Cicchetti of Watchung Hills takes Somerset County Home Run Derby! In July, over 200 baseball teams battled to crown a “state champion” in the Last Dance World Series after the cancellation of spring sports. The event drew a great response from fans, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Bernards head softball coach Leslie O’Connor saw this as a chance to honor the players of Somerset County by hosting a two-day tournament that also featured a home run derby prior to the semifinals and championship game. Adelphi University commit Sophia Cicchetti of Watchung Hills won the contest with five long balls. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story:
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
Watch Thursday 3.5 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
The state playoffs continue on the hardwood, with sectional quarterfinal action. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Wildwood Catholic 83 Holy Spirit 58 | Boys | Non-Public B South The Crusaders are on a mission to capture their first sectional title since 2007. They’re now two wins away after cruising to victory against the Spartans. Jacob Hopping led the charge for Catholic with a game-high 22 points. Temple commit Jahlil White added 16 points in the victory. Next up, the Crusaders get set to host Mater Dei in the Non-Public B South semifinals on Saturday night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from North Wildwood: Egg Harbor Twp. 49 Williamstown 40 | Boys | S.J. Group 4 The Cinderella run continues for 16-seed EHT as they knock off ninth-seed Williamstown to reach the S.J. Group 4 semifinals. Freshman DJ Germann seized one of the biggest moments of his young career, scoring a game-high 21 points to guide the Eagles to another upset victory. The Eagles will face Cherry Hill East in the semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Williamstown: Montgomery 59 Long Branch 40 | Girls | C.J. Group 4 The Cougars weathered the early storm from Long Branch and battled back after being down by 10 in the first quarter. Montgomery took the lead on their first possession of the second half and never looked back as they outscored the Green Wave 36-16 in the second half to advance to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Carolyn Prevost lead the attack for the Cougars with 17 points and Kristina Lucht poured in 15. Montgomery will travel to Marlboro for the semis on Saturday. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Montgomery: Thanks to our sponsors, Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Princeton Orthopaedic (Montgomery) for making coverage of tonights playoff game possible!
Watch Friday 11.8 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
It’s playoff time in New Jersey! Our cameras were on hand for opening round quarterfinal action all across the state as the journey to MetLife and Rutgers begins. Watch our teaser to get you ready and then scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction from around the state. Wayne Valley 13 Wayne Hills 6 | North 2 Group 4 One of New Jersey’s most tightly-contested cross-town rivalries again went down the wire, but this time there was much more on the line than local bragging rights. No. 5 seed Wayne Valley secured a win over No. 4 seed Wayne Hills for the first time since 2012. The Indians were powered by a lights-out defensive effort in the second half that shutout their rivals for the final 24 minutes of regulation. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Thanks to QuickChek for supporting our coverage of the NJSIAA football playoffs! Seneca 27 Ocean Township 23 | Group 3 South Malin Jasinski engineered a 71-yard drive in 1:10 capped off by a 10-yard TD pass to George Thorp with :10 left to give the #6 seed an upset win over previously unbeaten Ocean. Jasinski threw a 47-yard bomb to Johnny Kennevan to set up the game-winning score. Ocean took a 23-21 lead in the fourth quarter on a field goal and got three TD’s from Trebor Pena. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller: Thanks to QuickChek for supporting our coverage of the NJSIAA football playoffs! Holmdel 22 Red Bank Regional 14 | Group 3 South Tom Ammirati had a TD pass and two TD runs and Myles Day blocked a field goal and came up with two interceptions as Holmdel beat their Shore Conference rival for a second time this season. Ammirati scored two straight touchdowns in the third quarter to help Holmdel open up a 22-7 lead. Jack Chamberlain had two touchdown passes in the loss for the Bucs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone brought you highlights from Holmdel and RBR thanks to the support of our partners. Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) for their support! Timber Creek 27 Raritan 26 | Group 3 Central The third-seeded Chargers outlasted the sixth-seeded Rockets in a game that came right down to the wire. Raritan’s Steve Coponi scored on an 86-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter to bring the Rockets within one. Timber Creek’s defense held on the two-point conversion attempt though, as Dior Boyd intercepted the pass in the end zone. Donovan Leary threw three TD passes in the win; two to Marcus James, and one to Maryland commit Tarheeb Still. Elijah Williams rushed for a score in the victory. Coponi rushed for three touchdowns for the Rockets in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Gloucester Township: Timber Creek coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 27 Delsea 6 | Group 3 Central John Volker had two first-half touchdown runs as the Bulldogs raced out to a 19-0 halftime lead on the way to an opening-round playoff victory. RFH will host Timber Creek in the Central Jersey Group 3 semifinal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for supporting our coverage of Delsea all year long Randolph 42 Montgomery 28 | North 1 Group 4 Randolph (6) busted the North 1 Group 4 playoff bracket with a dominating 42-28 upset win over Montgomery (3) in the opening round. The Rams were led by running back Jimmy Pepe who racked up 250 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns including an 85-yard kickoff return. Quarterback Matt Kleiven threw for 158 yards, two touchdowns and also ran in a score. Randolph will face Woodbridge (2) in the semifinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Montgomery coverage. Jackson Memorial 20 Moorestown 0 | Group 4 Central Now this is how you use the big play! Jackson Memorial found the end zone three times Friday night with big plays that gained chunk yardage. The Jags defense had their best game of the season, holding Moorestown to a goose egg on the scoreboard. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
The TD’s Keep Coming! More Stellar Performances Up for Week 7 Game Balls
Just like that, Week 7 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Are These Numbers for Real?! Vote NOW for JSZ’s Week 4 Game Balls
Just like that, Week 4 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Eye-Popping TD Numbers, Yardages Highlight JSZ Week 3 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 3 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Colonial Valley Conference. Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 6.6 JSZ Tournament of Champions Semifinal Highlights
Delbarton 12 Montgomery 8 NJ lacrosse fans know by now that when it comes to postseason play, all roads lead to Delbarton. The Green Wave advanced to their fourth straight Tournament of Champions Final with a 12-8 win over Montgomery. Delby went ahead 7-0 early thanks to a hat trick in the first half from C.J. Kirst. Closing in on the break Montgomery countered with four unanswered goals to creep within three of the reigning Champs, but with the help of All-American Mikey Long and LJ Millar they were able to create a deficit too large for the Cougars to overcome. Kirst finished with four goals while Millar, Long and Jack Cerza all had a pair of scores. Watch the highlights now: Mountain Lakes 9 Summit 8 It wouldn’t be the state playoffs if there wasn’t any late game heroics. The rematch of last year’s Tournament of Champions Semifinal between Mountain Lakes and Summit didn’t disappoint as it was the Lakers tasting revenge with a 8-7 triple overtime victory. It looked as though Summit would skate away with an easy W when they got ahead 7-3 in the third quarter. However, Mountain Lakes was able to fend off the Hilltoppers as they replied with four straight goals to tie the game in the final seconds of the fourth. Two overtimes would not be enough for these two evenly matched opponents and following a timeout, Spencer Goodbar already with two goals on the day scored a golden goal to send the Lakers to their first TOC Final since 2008. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Montgomery Boys Lacrosse Advances to T of C Semifinal!
#4 Montgomery 13 #5 Moorestown 9 – Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal The No. 10 Montgomery Cougars defeated the No. 11 Moorestown Quakers on Monday night, advancing to the Tournament of Champions Semifinal round. Max Drift led the team in goals, scoring the game-high with four. Gettysburg commit, Kyle Howard, and Alex Ipeker scored three goals each. Dan Boyer scored two goals, and Will Marrapodi walked away with one. The Cougars improved their overall record to 19-3, and will face #1 Delbarton for the Tournament of Champions Semifinal on June 5. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Bridgewater-Raritan: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Montgomery! Thank you to NJM Insurance Group for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage!
Watch 5.31 JSZ State Championship Lacrosse Highlights
No more rain means four state titles on Friday afternoon in New Jersey boys lacrosse. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a pair of state championship tilts at Hopewell Valley while Rich Chrampanis brings us the action from Shore Regional. Congratulations to all the state champs in 2019! Moorestown 9 Chatham 6 – Group 3 State Championship After falling in the same game a year ago, No. 11 Moorestown defeated No. 12 Chatham 9-6 to grab their second Group 3 State Championship in three years. The Quakers took an early 5-3 lead at halftime following two scores from Junior Connor McDonough. Just when Chatham would begin to stage a comeback in the third quarter Nick Cataline and Shane Knobloch would each score twice to keep the game out of reach. Connor McDonough ended the day with three goals total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage! Montgomery 11 Hunterdon Central 8 – Group 4 State Championship No. 10 Montgomery stunned lacrosse fans as they upset No. 6 Hunterdon Central to win their second Group 4 State Title in three years. The Cougars jumped out to a 7-3 lead at halftime before Hunterdon Central would eventually tie the game at 8 on a 5-1 run entering the fourth quarter. However, Alex Ipeker and Kyle Howard on back to back scores would give Montgomery the lead to avoid a comeback. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Mountain Lakes 7 Manasquan 6 – Group 1 State Championship Drew Brennfleck and Alan Stoloff broke a 5-5 tie with back to back goals late in the third quarter that proved to be the difference in the Lakers second straight boys lacrosse state championship. After Manasquan had a 3-2 lead with 7:54 to go in the second quarter on Wednesday before rains came, the game resumed on Friday with Mountain Lakes quickly getting the equalizer. But the Warriors took a 4-3 lead at the half on a Casey Mulligan goal. Canyon Birch led all scorers with a hat trick closing his career with 392 goals, but the Lakers were able to hold off the Warriors attempt to force overtime during the game’s final seven minutes. Watch all the action from a thrilling state title game at Shore Regional High School: Summit 10 Somerville 0 – Group 2 State Championship Micahel Bonomo scored four goals in the first quarter and fellow sophomore Luke Dinola added for scores of his own as the Hilltoppers dominated on the way to a Group 2 state title. Skyler Schluter had six assists in the win and the Summit defense was lights out. Somerville goalie Evan Barr had 21 saves in an outstanding game to close out his junior season. Watch JSZ’s highlights and post-game reaction from Shore Regional
Watch Saturday 5.25 JSZ Boys Lacrosse Championship Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned on Saturday as the state finals are now set. We’ve got highlights and reaction from four championship games around New Jersey! (2) Somerville 8 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 3 – South Group 2 Final Duke commit Evan Barr was sensational in goal with 17 saves and the Pioneers got a hat trick from Julian Verona and two goals each from Steven Dupras and Michael Rosen to avenge last year’s loss to RFH in the sectional finals. The Bulldogs came into the game average 16 goals in the state playoffs, but Barr was a brick wall holding Rumson off the scoreboard for 29 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: (1) Montgomery 10 (2) Lenape 3 – South Group 4 Final The #1 Montgomery Cougars defeated the Lenape Indians 10-3 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Group Semifinals against Hunterdon Central. Max Drift scored the game-high with three goals. Danny Boyer and Alex Ipeker scored two goals each. Gettysburg commit, Kyle Howard, Shane Freda and Will Marrapodi each scored one. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Skillman: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Montgomery! (1) Moorestown 17 (2) Shawnee 6 – South Group 3 Final The Quakers stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, capturing their fourth straight sectional title. UMass commit Ben Cantwell and Towson recruit Connor McDonough scored four goals apiece to lead the way. Air Force commit Jack Stewart and Rutgers recruit Shane Knobloch both scored three goals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as Moorestown advances to face Chatham for the Group 3 state championship: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shawnee coverage is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. (3) Hunterdon Central 11 (4) Westfield 5 – North Group 4 Final No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 Hunterdon Central captured the North Group 4 title with an 11-5 win over No. 19 Westfield. The Red Devils got in front early thanks to an early hat trick from Rutgers commit Jack Aimone to take a 5-3 lead at halftime. In the second act the Hunterdon Central offense was unstoppable and scored four answered goals to finish the game. Junior Jack Aimone finished with five scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
Montgomery wins girls golf T of C, IHA’s Kim wins individual state title
Royce Brook Golf Club in Hillsborough was the host for the New Jersey girls golf Tournament of Champions. Montgomery took its first-ever team championship with an 11 shot win over IHA, but the Blue Eagles didn’t come away empty handed. Junior Yoona Kim wins the individual title with a -2 under 70. JSZ has highlights from some outstanding talent on the links! To be better in your gaming use the golfing watches of Golf GPSChoice. NJ Girls Golf Tournament of Champions Team Scores Montgomery 319Immaculate Heart 330Pingry 331West Windsor-Plainsboro North 344Holmdel 356Bergen Tech 359Ridge 372Moorestown 395 NJ Girls Golf Tournament of Individual Scores Yoona Kim, IHA – 70Tiya Chowdary, Montgomery – 71Grace Lu, Wardlaw-Hartridge – 73Megha Ganne, Holmdel – 73Gio Kim, Northern Highlands – 74Madeline Lin, Montgomery – 75Christine Shao, Pingry – 76Katherine Lu, West Windsor-Plainsboro North – 76Sydney Kuo, Wardlaw-Hartridge – 77 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
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The New Jersey girls lacrosse playoffs are officially underway! Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from the opening round through to the Tournament of Champions! No. 17 Shawnee 11 Cherry Hill East 2 – South Jersey Group 4 First Round Julie Cassidy and Lauren Jobes each scored three goals for the Renegades, as Jobes reached 100 career goals in the victory. Sami MacDonald scored a pair of goals and dished out four assists. Ashley Vernon earned her 529th career save, a new Shawnee school record. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Hospital. Holmdel 14 Parsippany Hills 5 – North 2 Group 2 First Round Sophomore Jules Brown led the scoring attack with four goals and three assists and the Holmdel senior trio of Kinsey Clark, Erin Mendini and Sam DiMaio reached a collective 500 goals in a dominating first round effort. The Hornets are through to the sectional quarterfinals and a matchup with 3rd seed Bernards. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel High: Montgomery 15 South Brunswick 5 – North 2 Group 4 First Round Sophomore Maddie Csontos has been a threat for Montgomery all season, but the sophomore has really found a groove heading into the state playoffs. Her five-goal game Tuesday against South Brunswick in the North 2 Group 4 opening round gives her three-straight games with at least five goals. The Cougars advance and will play top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan on May 17. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Montgomery and South Brunswick athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
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It’s championship Saturday in New Jersey high school lacrosse! We’ve got the championship games from the Shore Conference and Somerset finals on both the boys and girls side. Enjoy the coverage! Manasquan 12 CBA 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final The Warriors busted open a 4-4 game with seven straight goals to win its third consecutive Shore Confrence Tournament title. Canyon Birch scored five goals to lead the way giving him 97 for his senior season. NJ’s all-time leading lax scorer stands at 491 career points heading into the state playoffs. James Pendergist had three goals and two assists as the Warriors reach 17-0 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Ridge 15 Montgomery 9 – Somerset County Tournament Boys Final Ridge’s recipe for success might be odd, but it sure does work. The Red Devils partake in some spirited intra-squad trash talking during their games and it sure works, evidenced by their 15-9 win over Montgomery in the Somerset County finale. Chris Crapanzano and Jake Hoffman each scored four times in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game interviews from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Montgomery is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Red Bank Catholic 6 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final RFH used six diferent scorers in a balanced attack to hold off the Caseys and win a remarkable seventh straight Shore Conference title. RFH has won 119 straight games against conference foes. Sophomore Chase Boyle had two goals and two assists in the win. Cassie James and Sophia Passalaqua also hit the two goal mark for the 19-2 Bulldogs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and allowing us to capture championship moments! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you buy Playa Bowls in Red Bank Bridgewater-Raritan 18 Pingry 8 – Somerset County Tournament Girls Final The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers took home their fifth straight County Title trophy on Saturday afternoon defeating the Pingry Big Blue 18-8. The Panthers took the lead early on in the first half, and the Big Blue tied the game with less than ten minutes left in the half. But the Panthers found their momentum again in the second half, scoring ten goals. James Madison University commit Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. Marquette commit Lizzy Escudero added four goals with Wesleyan commit Madi Bray scoring three goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Bridgewater: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Montgomery’s Tori Ferraiolo Wins North Jersey Game Ball!
Montgomery High School’s Tori Ferraiolo took home the Week 2 North Jersey Softball Game Ball for her performance during the game against North Hunterdon. The Gettysburg commit finished the game with a one-hit shutout and 13 Ks. Check out Tori’s full ceremony right now:
Mind-Boggling Pitching Performances, Batting Feats Headline Week 2 Spring Game Balls
After two weeks of the baseball and softball season, we’re really starting to see some special performances. The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our second Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Skyland Conference Makes an Impact in 2018 Boys LAX Stat Leaders
Top Goal Scorers: 2nd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Delaware Valley HS – 84 Goals 14th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Delaware Valley HS – 59 Goals 17th in NJ: Steven Dwyer – Immaculata HS – 55 Goals 18th in NJ: Max Drift – Montgomery HS – 54 Goals 21st in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon HS & Matt McShea – Warren Hills HS – 51 Goals Assist Leaders: 2nd in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 67 Assists 5th in NJ: Will Marrapodi – Montgomery – 61 Assists 9th in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 51 Assists 14th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 43 Assists 15th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 41 Assists 17th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 39 Assists 21st in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 35 Assists 22nd in NJ: Gavin Defuria – Watchung Hills – 34 Assists Point Leaders: 3rd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 135 Points 4th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 126 Points 13th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 94 Points 19th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 83 Points 24th in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 78 Points 25th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 77 Points
Vote for JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
The spring sports season saw breathtaking goals, heart-stopping hits and incredible catches on the diamond. We wrap up the 2017-18 high school sports year by asking you to cast your vote in our 2018 JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year. We’ll keep our polls open through Friday at 9:00 p.m. and honor the winners with a placque or a JSZ Game Ball. A special thanks to all the athletes we covered for giving us so many special highlights and thanks to you for your support of Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Highlights from this year’s Somerset County Final at TD Bank Park!
Immaculata 6 Montgomery 5 – Somerset County Tournament Final Montgomery jumped out to a 4 run lead, but Felix Diaz’s bat today was deadly. He crushed 2 homers and picked up 4 RBIs for the Spartans, and was also named this year’s SCT MVP. Check out highlights of this exciting offensive battle now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you to this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Montgomery highlights all season long!
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Montgomery 4 Hunterdon Central 3 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals The 6th seed, Montgomery, eliminates the 2 seed thanks to Abby O’Connor’s big day at the plate. She collected 2 RBIs, while teammate Julia Loffredo contributed 3 hits and scored 3 times herself. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you to this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Montgomery highlights all season long!
Schnackenberg Fairy Tale: Syracuse Softball Commit Peyton Schnackenberg’s Story
Everyone in the Skyland Conference softball community knows Peyton Schnackenberg. She’s a quick, rise ball throwing pitcher committed to Syracuse University. But who is Peyton really? What is her story? Our very own Courtney DuPont got the inside scoop. Check out the “Schnackenberg Fairy Tale,” and learn more about this impressive New Jersey softball talent. Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you great features like this all year long!
Montgomery Softball Prepares for a Rematch after CJG4 Win over West Windsor-Plainsboro
Montgomery 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro 1 – Schnackenberg 10 Strikesouts After five and a half innings of scoreless play, the Montomgery Cougars got on the scoreboard with a 1-0 lead, only to be matched in the top of the seventh by the Pirates. Luckily for the Cougars, Tori Ferraiolo and Sierra Cooper mastered the “base hit & bunt over” combo just in time for Kylie Karsay’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh. Check out full highlights of this game now: Sponsor ALERT! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ will bring you great highlights of the cougars all year long.
Vote now for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Ball
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Montgomery 5 Watchung Hills 3 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Montgomery takes out the #1, Ridge, and #5, Watchung Hills, in the Somerset County Baseball Tournament. The Cougars are heading to the Championship where they will play the Immaculata Spartans, but before that check out Ryan McKenna’s big day against Watchung Hills: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you awesome Mercer County highlights all season long! Immaculata 2 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Nolan Leger and Noah Jordan combined on a 5-hitter and the Spartans two-run third inning held up in a 2-1 win over Hillsborough at Diamond Nation. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, the Spartans got an RBI triple from Peter Gallo and an RBI infield single from Justin Pinckert to take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Leger and Jordan took care of the rest. Jordan threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief highlighted by four strikeouts to get the save. Immaculata will face Montgomery in the Somerset County Tournament finals. Watch the highlights of Immaculata’s 16th consecutive win!
Vote for This Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Montgomery 3 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Softball Final Hillsborough made it to this year’s Somerset County Championship for the first time in three years as the number one seed, while Montogmery [the three seed] lost the title last season to Bridgewater-Raritan. Both teams were hungry for this win, but in the end it all came down to mistakes in the field and pitching. Montogmery’s Peyton Schnackenberg did cost her team a run in the third inning after a wild pitch, but she made up for it with 11 strikeouts. Schnackenberg was also one strike shy of a no-hitter, and her performance took a major role in the Cougars 3-1 win over the Raiders. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough and Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you great Cougar and Raider highlights all season long!
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Watchung Hills 11 Montgomery 6 – Somerset County Semifinal – Brendan Dreyer 4 Goals Montgomery fought off Pingry last week in the Somerset Tournament’s Quarterfinals, but they could not overcome the power that is Watchung Hills today in the Semis. The Warriors outscored the Cougars 11-6; Brendan Dreyer scored a hat trick and Chris Clintock assisted on two goals and scored two himself. Check out full highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you exciting Cougar highlights all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Hillsborough 11 Gill St. Bernards 5 – Somerset County Tournament Quarterfinals Gill St. Bernards was off to a hot start after Grace Belveridge pushed two runs across herself, but it was Hillsborough’s Karlie Manco who shined today. After making an error in the first inning, Manco responded with three hits, two doubles, a three run homer, and a total of five RBIs. Highlights of this one now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you Raider highlights all season long! Donovan Catholic 13 Middletown South 2 NJ’s #1 ranked team put together back to back 6-run frames in the 2nd and 3rd innings to dominate the Eagles. Linsday Nelson pitched three shutout innings and picked up her 500th career strikeout. JSZ has highlights from the team that is ranked #13 in the latest USA Today Super 25 National Poll: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by our friends at Prown’s Windows & Doors Check back in later today for highlights of Somerville and Montgomery
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Ridge 9 Montgomery 7 – Chris Crapanzano & Bryce Kirkwood 2 Goals Each It was senior night at Ridge High School, and the Red Devils came out strong with a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Montgomery though would not go away quietly. The Cougars got within one goal of Ridge two times, but the Devils refused to give up the lead. Ridge comes out on top today with Chris Crapanzano and Bryce Kirkwood scoring two goals each. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you amazing Cougar highlights all season long. Summit 15 Westfield 5 The Hilltoppers made a statement. After losing by only one goal to Westfield in last year’s Union County Tournament Finals, Summit came back with a bang as they took down the Blue Devils to the tune of 15-5 on Saturday. University of Tampa commit Harry Kilkowski had a career game as he scored six goals, with four coming in the first quarter alone. Nick Thomson also came to play with three goals and two assists. Summit’s win extends their record to 7-0 on the season and sets the stage for a 1 vs. 2 showdown on Tuesday when the Hilltoppers host #1 Delbarton. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from Summit’s big win over Westfield. No. 14 Pingry 20 Princeton 9 – Girls Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
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Piscataway – 5 Sayreville – 4 A balanced effort by Piscataway High School leads to a 5-4 win over Sayreville and improves the Chiefs’ record to 7-3 on the season. Matt Peterson, Parris Washington, and James Ingram all contributed RBI’s for the Chiefs, while Jordin Martell pitched 6 innings, struck out 4, and got the win on the mound. Watch highlights of Piscatway and Sayreville in GMC action on Jersey Sports Zone. Immaculata 9 Montgomery 4 An in-conference game between the Spartans and the Cougars was an offensive battle. Immaculate trailed early, but thanks to outstanding performances from Felix Diaz, Nolan Leger, and Peter Gallo at the plate, the Spartans topped Montgomery. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will have the best Cougar highlights for you all season long! No. 13 Nottingham 3 Allentown 0 It was the match up the Colonial Valley Conference has been waiting for since last May. When No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 faced off with 6-1 Allentown fans knew they’d be in for a close game. The North Stars got ahead early off a controversial bunt call that helped them go ahead 1-0 over Allentown. Then David Scott would help Nottingham go ahead 3-0 thanks to an RBI double and a score at the plate off a wild pitch. The headline of the day was pitcher Nick Houghton who collected 12 strike outs and allowed just one hit in the shut out victory. After this one these two will have some extra heat for their rematch on 4/20. Watch the highlights and Houghton’s post game interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Nottingham coverage on JSZ. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates we will be able to bring you North Stars and Red Birds athletics all year round! Colts Neck 10 Marlboro 0 (6 Innings) Anthony Sasso tossed six shutout innings scattering four hits and striking out nine and the Cougars scored three runs in the 5th and four more in the 6th to get the win over their Shore Conference “A” North rival. JSZ has the highlights including a wild putout on a double steal! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Marlboro and Colts Neck is made possible by Hit Training
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Allentown 5 Holy Cross 4 – Walk Off The undefeated streak continues for defending Group 3 Champion Allentown. In their latest match up the Red Birds squared off with one of South Jersey’s best, Holy Cross. However it was the Lancers who controlled most of the contest. Jeff Undercuffler gave Holy Cross a 2-0 lead in the top of the first off a 2 RBI single. Allentown unable to get anything going until Justin Marcario tied the game on a 2 RBI double and then freshman Dan Merkel in the same inning delivered a 2 run base knock of his own to help them take their first lead of the game. Holy Cross regained the lead in the top of the seventh, then with 2 runners on Giuseppe Arcuri delivered the game winning hit to give the Red Birds a 5-4 walk off victory from Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton. Watch the highlights and Arcuri’s post game interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage all year round on JSZ! North Hunterdon 10 Montgomery 5 Montgomery and North battle it out with the Lions only leading by one run through the fifth inning, but in the sixth North played some small-ball and extended their lead to five after a perfectly executed suicided squeeze by Matt Busher, and a single to right from Matt Wagner to bring in two additional runs. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you AWESOME Cougar highlights all season long! Freehold Township 8 Howell 3 The Patriots score six runs in the 5th to even its record at 3-3. Nick Portaleos started the rally with a two run base hit to left to give the Patriots a 3-2 lead. Chris Goodman added an RBI double and Cristian Corcione delivered an RBI single as part of the six run frame. JSZ has the highlights from the Shore Conference’s “A” North Division: Cristian Corcione wins JSZ Game Ball! Freehold Township shortstop Cristian Corcione won our first Monmouth Building Center Game Ball vote last week. Following the Patriots 8-3 win over Howell, we turned things over to coach Todd Smith who presented Cristian with the Game Ball thanks to his game-winning hit last week against Marlboro. Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
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Wall 5 Red Bank Catholic 1 Trey Dombroski threw a complete game two-hitter with a career-high eleven strikeouts and the Crimson Knights pounded out 12 hits to improve to 5-0 on the season. Dombroski walked just two batters and the Caseys lone run came on a dropped pop up in the 6th inning. Doug Wetzel got Wall on the board with a two run double in the 2nd inning. The Crimson Knights added a run on a catcher’s interference and an RBI single by Tanner Powers in the 5th as well as a run on a wild pitch in the 6th. JSZ has the highlights of a great pitching performance from Count Basie Field in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is made possible by Playa Bowls in Red Bank Allentown 8 Notre Dame 7 Tuesday’s matchup between undefeated Allentown and Notre Dame started off with the Red Birds getting ahead early thanks to heavy offensive production from Chris Reeder and company to take an 8-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. However, the bats of the Irish woke up in the final inning to cut the lead to 8-7. Then with a runner on and 2 outs Allentown would luckily force a pop fly to hold on and remain undefeated. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Watchung Hills 6 Montgomery 4 Montgomery had a 4-0 lead at the end of the second inning thanks to Ryan McKenna who jacked a two run homer, but in the fourth the Warriors took over. Starting pitcher, Mike Murray, picks up the win along with two hits and a couple of RBIs. Check out full highlights of this now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you great Cougar highlights all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Game Ball Winners from Opening Week!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball and softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball award. These nominations are composed of the athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Baseball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Don Bosco Prep 9 Ridgewood 4 – Boys Justin Kim scored four goals and twin brother Andrew added a pair of scores as the Ironmen braved the elements to top Ridgewood. Matt Solleder added two goals for Don Bosco, who improved to 2-0 on the season. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: Manasquan 16 Saint John Vianney 1 – Boys Canyon Birch reached 200 career points with a 12 point game in Holmdel. Birch had 4 goals and 8 assists against the Lancers and has a stellar 16 goals and 16 assists in just three games of action. JSZ has the highlights of NJ’s #10 ranked team getting to 3-0 on the young season: A special thanks to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore for allowing us to bring you great Saint John Vianney highlights and features all year long! Delaware Valley 14 Montgomery 10 – Girls The Lady Terriers remain undefeated after an offensive battle with the Montgomery Cougars. The star of the game was Madeline Bill. Bill scored five goals for Del Val, leading them to their now 3-0 record. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to our generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best of Cougar Athletics all year long! No. 20 Notre Dame 13 Holy Cross 2 – Girls Notre Dame kicked off the season with an impressive 15-3 win over conference rival Hopewell Valley. The Irish rolled into their next meeting with Holy Cross Academy, coming off an upset to reigning Group 2 Champ Haddon Township with that same momentum. With great transitional play Notre Dame was unstoppable in the 13-2 victory over the Lancers. ND was led by second year transfer Danielle Loser, who put on a spectacular four goal performance. Notre Dame one of the favorites in the Colonial Valley Conference could be a contender for top seed in the Mercer County Tournament. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage all year long on JSZ!
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Ranney School – 71 Trenton Catholic – 56 | Non-Public B South Final Ranney’s electric Class of 2019 duo Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined for 50 points and 17 rebounds as The Panthers made history, capturing their 1st ever Sectional Title. The 71-56 win over Trenton Catholic in the Non-Public B South Title Game is the 2nd historic victory of the season for Ranney, after bringing home their 1st ever Shore Conference Tournament Championship in February. The Panthers now advance to the Non-Public B State Title game Saturday in Toms River, where they will face the winner of top ranked Roselle Catholic and Gill St. Bernard’s. A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Nottingham 59 Moorestown 56 (OT) – Central Group 3 Boys Final Second seed Nottingham took on their toughest task of the season as they took on number one seed Moorestown for the chance to win the school’s first ever sectional title. The Northstars fell behind early to trail 18-7 at the end of the first. They would not lead until the third, but even then it was short lived as Moorestown was able to go ahead 42-38 going into the fourth. With time winding down in the final quarter Darell Johnson would tie the game at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. In OT it would be Cliff Joseph’s four free throws and his game winning steal to help Nottingham leave with a 59-56 victory and the Central Group 3 Title. It has been a season to remember for Nottingham. In their best season in school history they continue to make history. When you look at what they accomplished: 27 wins, the most by any North Stars team, two 1,000 point scorers, taking down Trenton Catholic in the closing seconds of the fourth quarter to win their first county tournament and now they get their first ever sectional title in thrilling fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Rutgers Prep 58 Trenton Catholic 54 (OT) – Non-Public “B” South Girls Final Leilani Correa scored 6 of her 27 points in overtime as Rutgers Prep survived a buzzer beater from Kaela Reed and an amazing comeback by Trenton Catholic to make it three straight Non-Public “B” South titles. The Argonauts had a commanding 37-20 lead late in the third quarter until Trenton Catholic mounted an amazing 20-1 run to take the lead. In the final seconds, Olivia Mullins drove in for two to give Rutgers Prep a 50-47 lead, but Reed stepped back and nailed a three to beat the buzzer to force overtime. In OT, Correa made four straight free throws followed by a baseline jumper to get the Argonauts another Non-Public “B” South title. Watch the highlights of an exciting battle from Jackson Liberty High: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Trenton Catholic sports all season long Manasquan 67 Lincoln 43 – Central Jersey Group 2 Girls Final Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney each scored 18 points as Manasquan put forth a dominating effort to win its 5th consecutive sectional title. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 team capturing another trophy: Hunterdon Central 32 Montgomery 26 – North 2 Group 4 Girls Final Hunterdon Central, the underdog is this North 2 Group 4 Final, was more than pleased to take how the trophy seeing as their program had not won the title since 1995. But tonight at Montgomery High the Red Devils’ defensive performance kept them in the game and on course to victory. Check out full highlights now, including post-game with Peyton McNally and Christina Mitrow. Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Montgomery High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long! Delsea 53 Seneca 40 – South Jersey Group 3 Boys Final Kolby Braxton had 15 points and 11 boards as Delsea wins the South Jersey Group 3 crown and a matchup with Nottingham in the state semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel recaps the Delsea win: Woodbury 63 Glassboro 52 – South Jersey Group 1 Boys Final Aaron Estrada scored 22 points to lead Woodbury to a second straight South Jersey Group 1 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Mid-State Girl Poll: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boy Poll: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Winners: Dan Banz – Bridgewater-Raritan Eric Schroeter – Voorhees Jenna Whelan – Bernards You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
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Montgomery 3 Bernards/Somerville 2 The first half of this game was a deadlock with both teams performing exceptionally on defense, but before the end of the second period Montgomery would pull ahead 1-0 over Bernards. In the third period however, Mike Hrudowski and John Yanovitch, thanks to an amazing assist by Alex Advani, would score two more goals for the Cougars and they would take the win 3-2. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of the Montgomery Cougars is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Montgomery Athletics all season long!
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
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Red Bank Catholic 62 Manasquan 57 – Girls The Caseys got six key free throws in the final 1:30 to end a seven-game losing streak to the Warriors and knocking off New Jersey’s top-ranked girls basketball team. Freshman Sophia Sabino had 20 points to lead the way for RBC and Katie Rice added 15 points and 10 rebounds to go along with a gritty defensive effort. Dara Mabrey led all scorers with 29 points and Faith Masonius had 20 points and 11 rebounds for Manasquan, who lost for just the second time this season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from another great game from the Shore Conference: Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great moments from RBC sports all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 56 Matawan 34 – Boys Elijah McAllister delivered a sensational triple-double: 10 points, 17 rebounds, and 11 blocked shots to help give RFH a 7th straight win. The Bulldogs opened the game scoring the first 14 points and led 14-2 at the end of one quarter. Jackson McCarthy led Rumson with 16 points and Ian O’Connor added 11. McAllister brought down the house with his defensive swats and a slam. Watch the highlights of RFH’s home win and a regular season sweep of the Huskies: JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch – thanks to ServPro for allowing us to capture great RFH action all year long! Roselle Catholic – 65 Linden – 45 Ithiel Horton led the way with 15 points, and senior Naz Reid added 10 Points & 19 Rebounds in Roselle Catholic’s 65-45 win over Linden. For Reid and this senior group, it was the 1st win at Phil Colicchio Court of their careers. Tavon Jones scored 18 in the loss for the Tigers. Watch Full Highlights of Roselle Catholic vs Linden below! Rutgers Prep 58 Gill St. Bernards 17 – Girls Rutgers Prep lead the Skyland Conference Delaware Division with an 10-2 overall record and a 6-0 in-conference coming into today’s game, and we saw why. Gill St. Bernards could not get their offense moving, and in fact, did not score until the final seconds of the first quarter. Rutgers Prep on the other hand, dominated offensively. Leilani Correa and Chiara Tibbitt both scored 11 points and the Argonauts took the game 58-17, getting their 11th win of the year. Check out full highlights coming up: Phillipsburg 58 Montgomery 38 – Boys Montgomery defeated Phillipsburg earlier this year in a nail-biter, 54-53; today Phillipsburg wanted redemption. In the first period, Chris Mann and Jayshawn Grant put on a show and get the Stateliners a 14-5 lead. That lead would grow and in the end P-Burg takes this one 58-38. Phillipsburg redeems themselves and get their 10th win of the year with playoffs right around the corner. Full highlights coming up: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Phillipsburg Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club of Phillipsburg High School, Jersey Sports Zone will bring you the best of P-Burg athletics all season long! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ can bring you the best Cougar highlights all year long!
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls 1/14 – 1/20
Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners:
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Dan Finn Classic – Jersey City Armory Hudson Catholic 67 Patrick School 59 Louis King had 26 points and seven boards as the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter after trailing 46-43 at the end of three quarters. King had 16 in the first half and his thunderous dunk early in the 4th started the Hawks quest to beat a Celtics team that handed them two losses last year. Valdir Manuel was outstanding for the Patrick School with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luther Muhammad added 15 and Jahvon Quinerly had 10 points and 8 assists for Hudson Catholic who are now 6-3. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory: Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out North Hunterdon 72 Westfield 51 This matchup was the second of seven games being played at the Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out at Montgomery high school. North Hunterdon came into this game with a 4-4 record, but right out of the gate the Lions were moving the ball well and had Westfield 40-28 by halftime. Leading scorer for the lions was Mike DeSantro with 22 points, and teammates Aham Cooks and Wes Reinagel both put up a strong defensive performance. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick, JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devils Highlights all season long! Hillsborough 46 Lawrence 40 Hillsborough and Lawrence are both off to a rocky starts this season and desperately needed today’s win. However, it was Hillsborough who came out hot in the first quarter. With a 31-11 lead at halftime, the Raiders took the win and improved to 4-5 as they head into their in-conference game next week against Hunterdon Central. Today’s leading scorer with Pat Vinchur with 10 points, check out his highlights and more: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics, all season long! Bridgewater-Raritan 75 Woodbridge 67 The 6th game in Montgomery’s Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out featured the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers and the Woodbridge Barrons. Both teams came into the game with 5-3 records, and that may be why it was a back and forth battle all the way through the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. In the end though, it was Bridgewater who came out on top and improved to 6-3. There were two leading scorers for the Panthers, Sterling and Doug Collins, who each had 16 points. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two generous sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone will bring your highlights of the Panthers all season long! Montgomery 49 Somerville 30 Montgomery, the host team of the annual Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out, dominated this game from the start. Rohan Prakash was the Cougars’ leading scorer with 13 points, 4/5 from the foul line, and Riley Greene contributed 11 points, making 2 3FGS, leading Montgomery to their eighth win this season. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Montgomery Cougars is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Cougars highlights all year long! Trinity Hall 67 Point Pleasant Beach 54 The Monarchs got a triple-double from Bridget Andree (29 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals) to get to 8-0 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance by the Trinity Hall senior: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition Trenton Catholic 75 Trenton 57 The biggest game in Trenton saw some high flying action as Gil St. Bernard transfer, Khalif Battle showed why he was one of the best players in South Jersey. The Iron Mike’s got off to a slow start, but picked it up nearing the of the first quarter to put on a dominating 75-57 performance for victory over Trenton. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Allentown 65 Robbinsville 35 The 5-1 Allentown Red Birds put on a stellar performance against Robbinsville on Saturday. Ryan Weiss dropped 20 in the 65-35 win over the Ravens. Allentown proving they might be the team next to Notre Dame to beat in the CVC. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!
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Bulldawg Classic Saint Peter’s Prep 48 Rumson-Fair Haven 43 Jack Pettit had 21 points including four three-pointers to lead the Marauders to a hard fought win at Rutgers. Jack Solano had 20 for RFH, who used a 15-3 third quarter to take a 30-26 lead after three quarters. Saint Peter’s Prep got clutch three pointers from Brendan Thiele and Pettit in the fourth quarter and put the game away with nine free throws with the game on the line. Watch the highlights of an exciting ballgame in Rumson: Barnegat 68 Fort Hamilton (NY) 44 Mike Revello scored 7 points of the Bengals 12-0 run to open the game and reached the 1000 point plateau at Rumson-Fair Haven High School. Barnegat had a dominant effort with a 24-5 first quarter and building a huge 38-12 lead at the half. Mike Revello had 16 points and 8 assists with Carson Francisco adding 13 and Brendan Revello contributing with 10. JSZ has the 1000 point milestone and an interview with Mike Revello following the win: We’re excited to have BSR Physical Therapy joining the JSZ Team and supporting our coverage of Barnegat Basketball all winter! Brunswick Classic East Brunswick 42 North Brunswick 22 Today was the final day of the annual Brunswick Classic at South Brunswick High School and the first matchup featured East Brunswick taking on North Brunswick. The Eagles knew they were up for a challenge, seeing as the Bears have not lost yet this season; unfortunately, for North that did not change today. East defeats North 42-22 behind the leadership of Nicole Johnson who scored 16 points and Alyssa Bondi who contributed 9. Check out full highlights now: South Brunswick 33 Hillsborough 29 The South Brunswick girls basketball team hosted their annual Brunswick Classic today, which included the East Brunswick Bears, North Brunswick Eagles and Hillsborough Raiders. In this matchup, the Vikings took on the Raiders in a nail biter. However, thanks to University of Buffalo commit and senior forward, Alexis Adams, the Vikings held onto their lead and defeated Hillsborough 33-29. Check out full highlights and a post game interview with Adams now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough High School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will be bringing you all the best Raider highlights all year long! ESCIT Tournament Nottingham 97 Conwell-Egan (PA) 79 It’s not very often you see a public school take down two visiting out of state private schools in back to back games, but then again you don’t know Nottingham. The Northstars put on another incredible performance this time against Conwell- Egan (PA) to win the ESCIT trophy. Darell Johnson for Nottingham scored 41 points in the championship and was rewarded with MVP honors afterwards. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedics for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Metro Holiday Classic East Side 78 University 41 For No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, Newark East Side it was just another day at the office as the Raiders outplayed University in a 78-41 victory in the Newark’s school’s Metro Holiday Classic. East Side will face West Side for the championship on 12/30 at 2:30 from Weequahic HS. Watch the highlights now: Montgomery Classic Bridgewater-Raritan 56 Montgomery 49 Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Rehabilitation and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to these two generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best Panther highlights all year long!
Watch Phillipsburg 41 Montgomery 16 Week 7 Highlights
Phillipsburg 41 Montgomery 16- Week 7 Sponsor Shout Out! Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 7 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone continues our statewide coverage of high school football in New Jersey with 10 more games of action. Thanks to our great sponsors, we were able to bring you two overtime thrillers and some big-time statements from unbeaten squads: Click above to watch highlights from the following games Saint John Vianney 35 Red Bank Catholic 17: Johnny Buchanan 231 yards rushing, 2 TD’s Nick Densieski 3 sacks Paramus Catholic 22 Don Bosco Prep 21 (OT): Xavier Briggs-Devore game-tying TD and game-winning two-point conversion South Brunswick 27 Sayreville 14: Justin Shorter 17 yard TD pass, 56 yard TD catch Rahway 64 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 24: Zion Pendleton 152 yards rushing, 3 TD’s Dashon Moore 156 yards rushing 2 TD’s Phillipsburg 41 Montgomery 16: Joe Green 199 yards rushing, 3 TD’s Ewing 20 Hamilton West 6: Matthew Hunkele 2 field goals (40+22 yards) Lenape 49 Hopewell Valley 7: Jo Jo Kellum 11 carries, 201 yards, 4 TD’s Middletown South 27 Toms River North 0: Ben Kinsella 4 TD passes West Deptford 17 Haddonfield 14 (OT): Tyshawn Bookman 18 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD’s Holy Spirit 60 Buena 33: Josh Zamot 3 TD runs, 2 TD passes Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Saturday some BIG TIME MATCHUPS! St. Joe’s-Montvale at St. Peter’s Prep, Red Bank Regional at Rumson-Fair Haven, Hun at Lawrenceville, South River at Keansburg Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a player that we need to consider. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Montgomery Clinches States With 3-1 Victory Over Hillsborough
The Montgomery Cougars improve to 6-6 on the year as they defeat the Hillsborough Raiders 3-1 and clinch states. Forward force Charlie Rodgers had 1 goal and 2 assists, while teammate Jace Orvos contributed 2 goals himself to the victory. Thursday the Cougars look to win their conference with a battle against Burlington Township. Check out all the highlights and post-game interviews now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough and Montgomery coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders and Cougars sports all year long!
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Watch Highlights of Voorhees @ Montgomery Field Hockey
The Montgomery Cougars relied heavily on the performances of their midfielders, sophomore Payton Edward and junior Trisha Pimenta, as they took on the Voorhees Vikings during week one of their season. Last year, the Vikings where 18-3-2 after winning their first sectional title for the first time in 10 years. Lucky for the Vikings, they retained talent as they have Brooke Hyland and Cassie Boyce back on the field as sophomore leaders this season: Sponsor Alert! Big thank you goes out to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Montgomery High School this season. We appreciate your support and know both our viewers and the players we speak with appreciate what you do for the community.
Montgomery 2017 Football Preview
Montgomery is looking to end a two year drought without post-season play. The Cougars are hard at work at training camp getting ready for the 2017 season. Their leaders include a number of college prospects. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont breaks down the Cougars as part of our 2017 JSZ football tour: Montgomery 2017 Football Schedule Friday, September 8 – RIDGE Friday, September 15 – at Franklin Friday, September 22 – at Hunterdon Central Thursday, September 28 – BRIDGEWATER Friday, October 6 – PLAINFIELD Friday, October 13 – at Warren Hills Friday, October 20 – PHILLIPSBURG Friday, October 27 – IMMACULATA Friday, November 3 – at Hillsborough Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.