Watch Sunday 2.16 JSZ State Championship Wrestling Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is in Toms River for the Wrestling Group Championships. We have in-depth coverage and extended highlights of every single match from Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the coverage — we’ll see you in A.C.! Delbarton 54 St. Augustine Prep 7 | Non-Public A Final For almost a decade the team state title has eluded the Green Wave of Delbarton. After a win over Bergen Catholic en route to a Sectional Championship, Delbarton knew this was their season to regain the title. A sound victory for the Green Wave laid their final claim to the #1 team in New Jersey. Delbarton won 12 out of 14 bouts as Nicholas Nardone won by pin while Anthony Clark and Andrew Tryoczynski won by major decision. Alex Marshall won by major for the Hermits. The highlight of the match came at 195 lbs as it was a #1 vs #2 showdown. Luke Chakonis (1) from Delbarton defeated Mike Misita (2) of St. Augustine 6-4 in Sudden Victory to cap off the win for Delbarton. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: Camden Catholic 51 Pope John XXIII 15 | Non-Public B Final The Fighting Irish are on the top of the mountain in Non-Public B once again after a convincing victory against the Lions. Pope John briefly took the lead after a pin by Eddie Ventresca at 126. However, the Irish got back on track when Danny McKennon picked up a pin at 132 and they would not cede another bout the rest of the way. Bonus points were crucial in this match as Camden Catholic racked up seven pins, including four in the final six bouts. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Paulsboro 50 Delaware Valley 9 | Group 1 Final Less than 48 hours after receiving an ICD surgically placed in his chest, Brandon Green was in Toms River to see Paulsboro win a fifth straight state championship and the 33rd mat title in the program’s rich history. Green, the 2019 state champion at 170 lbs. collapsed on February 3rd and saw his career come to an end due to scar tissue around his heart. Paulsboro and the entire wrestling community rallied and Green received a standing ovation and stayed on the bench to root his teammates on. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: High Point 38 West Deptford 28 | Group 2 Final High Point has returned to the peak at Group 2. The Wildcats captured their sixth team state title — and third in the last four years — after rolling their way through West Deptford in the final. High Point studs Nick Douma, Josh Gervey and Billy Talmadge all wrestled back-to-back-to-back in the lineup and each delivered bonus points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from an emotional win: Montville 34 West Essex 33 | Group 3 Final A rematch from earlier in the month that went in favor of the Mustangs would prove to be no different the second time around. Though close, Montville prevailed once again over the Knights. A 7-7 split in the bouts, it was the four pins that set the Mustangs above the Knights. Aaron Kurzer, Brandon Teresa, Noah Fox and Michael Conrad all won by pin for Montville. Carson Barry, Alex Jones, and Samuel Carsillo won by major decision for the Knights in the loss. Montville wins their first ever Group Title. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: North Hunterdon 34 Kingsway 22 | Group 4 Final Does is get any better than perfection? Just ask North Hunterdon. The Lions completed the 20-0 undefeated season Sunday on the heels of yet another rousing performance. The Lions won seven-straight bouts from 170 pounds to 106 pounds to power a comeback win. Sophomore heavyweight Liam Akers clinched the win with a first-period pin via cradle. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Southern Regional 38 Manalapan 24 | Group 5 Final Freshman Nick Bennet got a 4-2 sudden victory at 126 pounds that sparked the Rams to a second straight Group 5 state championship. Following Bennet’s comeback victory, Southern had back to back pins from Matt Brielmier and Eddie Hummel to build an insurmountable lead. Robert Woodcock clinched the state title with a pin at 170 pounds. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the action from Toms River:
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 4 North Jersey Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 4’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Hanover Park senior twins Brielle and Kyle Junda became the first set of twins to win a JSZ Game Ball in the same week. Brielle had 28 points vs. Peaquannock and then Kyle collected 29 points and eight rebounds two days later against Whippany Park.
Vote for First JSZ Game Balls of 2020!
Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls are back! We’ve got 60 outstanding nominees from boys and girls high school basketball in three sections of the state. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll present JSZ Game Balls to the winners at a mid-week practice or during a game as our camera crews bring you high school basketball action throughout the week. If anyone has a Game Ball nominee, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday night. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 5.20 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The New Jersey baseball playoffs opened with a bang on Monday and JSZ has you covered with highlights from all corners of the state. Check back throughout the night for playoff action! (10) Clearview 16 (7) Millville 5 – South Group 4 First Round The 10th-seeded Pioneers fell behind 3-0 early before putting several crooked numbers on the board in an upset win over seventh-seeded Millville. Shawn Dougherty, Julian Costa, Ian Petrutz and Eric Weiss all had multiple RBIs in the win. Mike Baginski and Garrett Musey both homered for the Thunderbolts in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the ‘Neers advance to host #15 Cherokee in the South Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals on Thursday: (6) Phillipsburg 1 (11) North Hunterdon 0 – North 2 Group 4 First Round If pitching and defense are the keys to playoff success, then Phillipsburg got the memo. Stateliners pitchers Alec Ricker (Win, 6 IP, 4 K’s) and Jack Stagaard (Save, 1 IP, 2 K’s) combined to shutout North Hunterdon. Ryan Mottley’s RBI single was the lone scoring hit of the day. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture this win in the state playoffs! (9) Freehold Township 10 (8) Monroe 7 – Central Group 4 First Round Freehold Township advanced to the second round of the Central Group 4 Tournament with an upset 10-7 victory over Monroe. The Patriots drew first blood going ahead 2-0 in the top of the third. In the bottom of the inning Monroe countered to lead 6-2. However, following a runner scored on error, Brian Lee hit an inside the park grand slam to put Freehold back in front. The Patriots move onto to face top seeded Hunterdon Central next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! (3) Middletown South 8 (14) West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 – Central Group 4 First Round Robby Zega belted a three-run double in the third inning to bust open a 2-1 game and Danny Minze pitched 5 1/3 innings allowing just one run as the Eagles advance to the quarterfinals and a matchup with sixth seed Old Bridge. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone brings you state baseball action thanks to our great sponsors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is responsible for our West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage and thanks to Monmouth Building Center for allowing us to capture great moments from the Middletown South Eagles all year long
Megan Hanily Wins North Jersey Game Ball!
North Hunterdon’s Megan Hanily took home the North Jersey Game Ball for her performance during the game against Phillipsburg. She went 2/5 and had 5 RBIs. Check out her full ceremony online right now:
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third 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
Watch Friday 2.8 JSZ Sectional Final Wrestling Highlights
It’s title time! The wrestling state sectionals are the first big tournament of the winter season and great teams always deliver. JSZ has highlights from three sectional championship matches around the state – Bergen Catholic vs. Delbarton, Phillipsburg vs. North Hunterdon and Point Beach vs. Shore Regional. Stay tuned throughout the night for all of our wrestling coverage! #2 Bergen Catholic 48 vs. #1 Delbarton 17 – North Non-Public A Final While Bergen Catholic still got wins from its nationally-ranked 182 and 195 pounders, it was heavyweight John High and 106-pounder Joe Cangro who were the heroes Friday night. They notched back-to-back pins to spark six-straight wins for the Crusaders as Bergen Catholic went on to win its eight-straight sectional championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Shore Regional 45 Point Pleasant Beach 19 – Central Jersey Group 1 Final The Blue Devils busted open a 17-10 lead with back to back pins from Jamie Mazzacco and Brendon Denovaes at 182 and 190 pounds to seal an historic first ever sectional championship in front of a raucous crowd in West Long Branch. Sophomore Jack Maida’s pin at 106 clinched the title and a trip to Toms River this Sunday where Shore will face Kittatinny in the Group 1 state semifinals. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction from Shore’s special win: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success – they are the reason we were able to bring you highlights of Shore and the Garnet Gulls! Phillipsburg 28 North Hunterdon 19 – North Jersey 2 Group 4 Final The Phillipsburg Stateliners won their 38th Sectional Title, and 6th in a row, against the North Hunterdon Lions on Friday night. The Stateliners won eight bouts, leading from the very beginning of the match. #1 Phillipsburg will take on #4 Wayne Valley at 11:30am on Sunday for the Group 4 Semifinals in Toms River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is made possible by The Garnet Booster Club of Phillipsburg High School!
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2018 Football Season!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Eight in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. This is the final week of voting for our Game Balls – we will have Top Play polls through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to everyone for voting and supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 8 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.2
JSZ has golden goals and surprising results from Tuesday high school soccer around New Jersey. Ramapo 3 Northern Highlands 2 (2OT) – Girls Soccer MaryClare Langan’s volley off a perfect feed from freshman Emily Chico in double overtime sent shockwaves through New Jersey and the country as the Ramapo Raiders stunned Northern Highlands. The Highlanders are ranked #1 in the USA Today Super 25 national poll and had given up just one goal prior to Tuesday night’s game in Allendale. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from one of the top girls soccer games of the season: Hillsborough 1 North Hunterdon 0 | Gadaleta Golden Goal JSZ had another overtime thriller for you! The North Hunterdon Lions took on the Hillsborough Raiders in a Skyland Conference defensive battle. The Raiders came out on top, thanks to senior forward Johnny Gadaleta. Check out full highlights now: Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Raider athletics! Monroe 2 South Brunswick 1 – Boys Soccer Monroe’s Brendan Deal drilled a golden goal in double overtime as the Falcons avenged an early season loss to the South Brunswick Vikings — a consensus Top 20 team in NJ — with a 2-1 win. Christian Bernal had the other goal for Monroe and goalie Victor Park was outstanding in net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Princeton Orthopaedic Associates made it possible for Jersey Sports Zone to be on hand today in Monroe. Middletown South 2 Freehold Township 0 – Boys Soccer Matt Glynn had a goal and an assist as the Eagles scored two first-half goals and got outstanding goalkeeping from Alex Marconi to hand Freehold Township just its second loss of the season. Danny Minze scored the other goal for the Eagles who are now on a five-game win streak. JSZ has the highlights of a Shore Conference upset in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury. Carteret 2 South River 0 – Girls Soccer After going on a 4 game win streak early in the season the Carteret dropped their last 5 in a row. Thanks to scores from Ashley Chirino and Amanda Medvetz along with a great performance from goalkeeper Demaraste Dorvilma the Ramblers bounced back with a win against South River, the last undefeated team in the conference. Watch the highlights below: Thank you to Campozino restaurant for sponsoring both our Carteret and South River coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler and Rams athletics all year long!
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.27
Jersey Sports Zone’s Thursday soccer slate brings us three games across the Garden State. Delbarton 3 Delran 0 The Green Wave scored three first-half goals and Kyle Swift made four saves including a penalty kick in the second half as Delbarton avenged an upset loss to Delran two years ago. Ivan Scotto scored the first goal in the 16th minute and nine minutes later Curt Calov delivered a magnificent strike from 20 yards out to make it a 2-0 lead. Will Donovan scored in the closing minute to give Delbarton a 3-0 advantage at the half. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 ranked team improving to 9-0 on the season: North Hunterdon 2 Voorhees 1- Boys Soccer Voorhees and North Hunterdon met in The Pit tonight for a boys soccer matchup. The first half was completely scoreless, but in the second North Hunterdon would take a 2-1 lead and hold on for the victory. Check out full highlights of this crosstown rivalry matchup now: Lacey 1 Lakewood 0- Boys Soccer Junior forward Sean Moffit broke a scoreless tie in the 61st minute after a steal and shot past the keeper. Moffit, who now leads the Lions in scoring with eight goals this year, helped propel Lacey to a 7-1 record on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Lakewood: Thanks to Michael Inzelbuch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Lakewood sports all year long
Watch Saturday 9.22 JSZ Football Highlights
New Jersey high school football action from Week Three is highlighted by one of the best rivalries in America and a South Jersey quarterback who broke the state passing record. Make sure to scroll down and watch highlights from every game Jersey Sports Zone was at around the state this weekend. Be sure to check in Sunday for the Week Three Top Plays! Bergen Catholic 14 Don Bosco Prep 13 Saturday’s game marked the 70th all-time meeting between these two Bergen County foes and one of America’s best high school rivalries surely lived up to the hype. Bergen Catholic stymied a Don Bosco Prep drive late in the fourth quarter thanks to a game-clinching, one-handed interception by Pierson Tobia. Tight end Tyler Devera also caught a trick play touchdown before the half to give the Crusaders a lead that would never be caught. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Oradell for this exciting chapter of the top New Jersey rivalry: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness’ sponsorship of Bergen Catholic, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be at this nail-biting game. JSZ will be on hand at many more Crusaders games throughout the 2018-2019 season because of Equinox Fitness. Woodrow Wilson 59 Cedar Creek 37 Woodrow Wilson quarterback Nick Kargman passed for a state-record 539 passing yards in a shootout win against Cedar Creek. The two teams combined for 96 points in one of the highest scoring games so far this season. Believe it or not, but Kargman has only one college football offer — Rutgers. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the record-breaking day: Westfield 33 Old Bridge 17 Hank Shapiro was a perfect 14 of 14 for 200 yards and 2 TD’s as Westfield rallied from a 17-14 halftime deficit to beat Old Bridge in its home opener. Tim Alliegro ran for 181 yards and two scores and Jacob Saltzer had back to back TD catches in the third quarter to give Westfield the lead for good. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield High all year long Summit 22 North Hunterdon 9 Summit remains undefeated after a 22-9 victory over the defending Group 4 Sectional Champions. The Hilltoppers defense played a key roll on the victory. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thank you Equinox! Trenton 30 Nottingham 0 Fans in Mercer County had Nottingham vs. Trenton circled on the schedule. However, no one expected to see a lopsided victory. The Trenton offense in a complete team effort was able to move the ball early to take a commanding lead at half time thanks to quarterback Mahsiah McRae. Then it was the Tornado Defense’s turn to take over in the second half to make sure they secured the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Trenton coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more North Star and Tornado athletics all year long! Holmdel 35 Keansburg 0 Jeff DeCicco threw two touchdown passes and Dan Tempone delivered a memorable 43 yard punt block and return for a score as the Hornets improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has some great highlights of the Hornets Saturday afternoon win: Thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for giving us the ability to showcase Holmdel athletics all year long! Toms River North 42 Central Regional 6 The Mariners erupted with 35 second quarter points as Jake Kazanowsky threw four of his five TD passes in the second. Watch highlights of the Mariners reaching the 3-0 mark on Saturday afternoon in Ocean County: Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Toms River North Mariners Manasquan 34 Raritan 13 Canyon Birch is one of the nation’s top high school lacrosse players and he’s got skills on the gridiron as well. Birch ran for 112 yards and two TD’s on the ground to go along with a kickoff return for a score as Manasquan reaches the 3-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights of Saturday afternoon Shore Conference action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is possible thanks to the support of BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank Paulsboro 49 Lindenwold 9 Red Raiders quarterback Nick Pellegrini threw three touchdown passes in a West Jersey Football League rout over Lindenwold. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a blowout win for Paulsboro: Missed our Friday Highlights? Watch 11 games of action from around the state – CLICK HERE!
Watch JSZ 9.20 Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you Thursday high school soccer highlights from around New Jersey. North Hunterdon 1 Hunterdon Central 1 | Double OT Tie Crosstown rivals met at Hunterdon Central High School for a matchup that is always exciting. This year it ended in a tie. Central’s goalie John Padavano had 9 saves, while Nick Fetten had 13 or North. Check out full highlights now: Delbarton 2 Chatham 0 – Boys Soccer The Delbarton Green Wave kept their spot as the top team in the Garden State after a 2-0 win at home against Chatham. Second half goals from Ryan Ruffo and Brendan McSorley secured the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: South Brunswick 2 East Brunswick 1 – Boys Soccer Jake Stump and Corey Peterson scored first half goals and keeper Justin Cross held off constant pressure in the second half to give the Vikings a rivalry win in the Greater Middlesex Conference. Derek Ferro scored the lone goal for East Brunswick who suffers their first loss of the season to drop to 4-1-1. JSZ has highlights of South Brunswick reaching the 7-0 mark: Hopewell Valley 1 Hightstown 0 – Boys Soccer Hopewell Valley picked up their second consecutive win Thursday afternoon after defeating Hightstown 1-0. What was mostly a scoreless game finally saw life when Eric Goldberg scored with 15 minutes remaining. The Bulldogs would hold onto that lead to improve to 2-3-1 on the year. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Hightstown coverage.
Vote now for Courtney’s Game Ball
Every Sunday morning Jersey Sports Zone’s MMJ, Courtney DuPont, will publish a poll consisting of the week’s top performers from the mid-state. We ask you, our valued JSZ followers, to vote and tell us who deserves a game ball award. Polls will close promptly at 3:00 PM on Tuesday. Each winner will receive a Game Ball and be featured in a formal JSZ Game Ball Ceremony. Check out the list below and vote for Courtney’s Week 1 winner! Take Our Poll REMINDERS: #1. You can always nominate someone for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney at email@example.com with the following information: Name of player School player plays for Stats for that week #2. Go vote in our other Game Ball polls from around the state!
2018 North Hunterdon Football Preview
North Hunterdon Doesn’t Speak of 2017 Title The North Hunterdon Lions lost a lot of talent this year, but senior QB, Anthony Hale, and returning WR, Griffin Honthy, are looking forward to the challenge. Head coach Jared Mazzetta says the most important part of this year is forgetting about last year’s success, and encouraging this group to make their own legacy at North Hunterdon. Check out their full season preview now: Lions’ 2018 Schedule: Friday, September 7 – TBA SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD Friday, September 15 – 7:00 IMMACULATA Saturday, September 22 – 1:00 @ Summit Friday, September 28 – 7:00 @ Warren Hills Friday, October 5 – 7:00 SOUTH PLAINFIELD Friday, October 12 – TBA MONTGOMERY Friday, October 19 – 7:00 @ Rahway Friday, October 26 – 7:00 VOORHEES
Most Notable Roster Gaps for North/Central Jersey in 2018
Somerville | Defending Group 3 Sectional Champions | 23-15 Playoff Record w/ 7 Titles Biggest Losses: Ryan Kovacs Ryan Hrabinski Marcus Burnside North Hunterdon | Defending Group 4 Sectional Champions | 4-6 Playoff Record w/ 1 Title Biggest Losses: Matt Busher Jared McMahon & Billy Russo Connor McMahon Phillipsburg | Group 4 Sectional Runner-up | 31-14 Playoff Record w/ 7 Titles Biggest Losses: Sean Morrow The Boothman Triplets Nick Josselyn & Zach Leong Westfield | Defending Group 5 Sectional Champions | 16-14 Playoff Record w/ 4 Titles Biggest Losses: Drew Ortiz Juandre House Joe SanGiacomo Jake Vall-Llobera Bridgewater-Raritan | Group 5 Sectional Runner-up | 7-9 Playoff Record w/ 0 Titles Biggest Losses: Dave Usewick Justin Bryant Lawrence Nice Brandon Myers Chike Nwankwo
North Hunterdon Lions Shine in 22nd Annual Sunshine Classic
What is the Sunshine Classic? The Sunshine Football Classic is an all-star game hosted by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Nation Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame at TCNJ, and this year was its 22nd annual game. Over that time, this football game has raised more than 100,000 dollars for the Sunshine Foundation, which provides funds to underprivileged children who require medical treatment, and an additional 56,000 for athletic/academic scholarships. Check out what some of this year’s participants had to say about this exciting game: Full Highlights of the Sunshine Football Classic:
West wins fourth straight Sunshine Classic!
Sunshine Football Classic 2018 Jersey Sports Zone was at TCNJ where the best in central Jersey football met one last time this year for the 22nd Annual Sunshine Game Classic. The All-Star game brings together the best from Mercer, Burlington, Hunderton and Monmouth county showcasing talent from the central part of the garden state. The East team was led by long time Nottingham Head Coach Jon Adams who went up against a tough Trenton influenced defense behind Greg Hyslop. West got in control early thanks to some great running from Hopewell Valley’s Elijah Blu-Wilmott who reached the end zone twice. However, their defense is what kept them ahead the entire contest. North Hunterdon’s Colin Lavigne returned an interception for a 56 yard touchdown in the West’s 28-20 victory over East. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call:
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 JSZ 6.3 State Championship Softball Highlights
Roselle Park 4 Gloucester 3 (9 innings) – Group 1 State Championship Want to see some exciting softball? Do not miss this matchup between Gloucester City and Roselle Park. It was an offensive battle with Roselle Park out-hitting Gloucester 14-10. The Panther’s junior pitcher, Madison Hummel, was not only a key factor on the mound, but also at the plate. She hit the walk-off single to win the game, bringing home the Group 1 Title for Roselle. Check out highlights of this one now: Wildwood Catholic vs. Lod Immaculate – Non-Public “B” State Championship The ladies of Lodi Immaculate are no strangers to playing for a Non- Public B State Championship, Sunday was the seventh year in a row the Blue Wolves found themselves in the Title Game. A cutthroat pitching battle made for a tight game early on. Following a double in the third from Jaden Farhat Lodi and a sacrifice RBI from Kayla Roberts Immaculate went up 2-0 over the Crusaders, Roberts would also capture her 100th career hit. Junior Caylee English pitched a shutout, allowing just 2 hits and struck out seven batters to lead her team to a sixth straight Non- Public B Title. Watch the highlights and postgame reaction now: Robbinsville vs. Ramsey – Group 2 State Championship Kate Hunter blasted a three-run HR to left to cap off a five-run 5th inning and went the distance on the mound to give Robbinsville its second straight Group 2 state championship. Ramsey jumped out to a 2-0 lead on back to back RBI’s courtesy of Victoria and Olivia Sebastian. Olivia Moser had two hits and two RBI’s including an infield single that gave the Ravens a 3-2 lead setting the stage for Hunter’s bomb. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction of a tremendous game played between two top 5 ranked teams: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Vineland vs. North Hunterdon – Group 4 State Championship It took 10 innings of play and a suicide squeeze, but The North Hunterdon Lions were able to capture the Group-4 State Championship one year after falling to Egg Harbor in the same position last season. In the top of the 10th tied at 5, Jessica Nolan laid down a bunt scoring Cate Sand for the go ahead run. Senior Maggie Swan pitched 10 innings and struck out 8 for the Lions. Watch Highlights and Post Game from the Group 4 State Championship on JSZ! Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday softball state championship featuring titles won by Saint John Vianney and Steinert
Watch JSZ’s State Semi-Final Softball Highlights!
St. John Vianney – 2 Donovan Catholic – 0 | Non-Public A South Final The marquee matchup in New Jersey Softball lived up to the hype and then some. St. John Vianney’s Sophomore pitcher Julia Parker pitched 7 shutout innings, giving up just 3 hits against one of the best offenses in all of America, leading the Lancers to a 2-0 win. St. John Vianney captures the Non-Public A South Championship avenging back to back playoff losses to Donovan the past two seasons, and improves to 26-0 on the season. The loss was the first of the season for Donovan Catholic as they fall to 29-1. Watch highlights of the Lancers and Griffins on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Robbinsville 9 Sterling 4 – Group 2 Semifinal Defending Group 2 Champs Robbinsville found themselves locked into a back and forth battle with South Champions Sterling early in Thursday’s Semifinal at Rowan University. The Ravens took an early 2 run lead, but Sterling answered back with a 3 RBI blast from Mallory Skelly to eventually go up 4-2. However, Robbinsville staying cool under pressure got a 3 RBI shot from Shea Walsh in the fourth off an inside the park home run to lead 6-4. Walsh would have another RBI in the sixth to help the Ravens return to the Group 2 Title Game for a second year in a row where they will face Ramsey on 6/2 at Kean University. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Robbinsville coverage on JSZ! Indian Hills 2 Middletown North 0 – Group 3 Semifinal Angela Saric overcame a three-walk 7th inning to pitch a no-hitter and earn Indian Hills a spot in the Group 3 state championship. Saric hit a batter in the first inning, then proceeded to retire 17 straight batters. Indian Hills got a solo homer from Merrick Gourhan in the 4th and an RBI single by Kelsey McClennan in the 5th to account for its offense. Middletown North loaded the bases in the 7th, but Saric’s 4th strikeout of the game ended the game. JSZ has the highlights and a great interview from Saric about her no-hitter from Caldwell University: North Hunterdon 3 Mount Olive 2 – Group 4 Semifinal North Hunterdon had a 3-0 lead until the 5th inning, when errors allowed the Marauders to close-in 3-2. Luckily for North, senior pitcher, Maggie Swan, pulled through in the seventh inning with two key strikeouts to hang on to the lead. This victory also marks Head Coach of North Hunterdon, Anthony Rotondo’s, 100th career win with the Lions. Check out highlights of this exciting semifinal now: Roselle Park 2 Cedar Grove 1 (8 innings) – Group 1 Semifinals Madison Cieslinski’s RBI single in the top of the 8th inning proved to be the difference as Roselle Park avenged a loss to Cedar Grove in last year’s state semifinals. Madison Hummel went the full eight innings to pick up the win. JSZ has the highlights from Caldwell University:
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 (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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North Hunterdon 8 Morristown 5 – North Jersey Group 4 First Round The McMahon twins combined for nine points to give the #7 seed a three-goal win over Morristown and a date with #2 seed Watchung Hills in the North Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals. Jared McMahon had three goals and two assists and Connor McMahon had three goals and an assist to lead the way. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has highlights from the opening round of states: Rumson-Fair Haven 18 Lawrence 2 – South Jersey Group 2 First Round Kurt Bruckmann scored four goals and Drew Shaw added a hat trick as the Bulldogs scored seven times in the first quarter on the way to a convincing win in the opening round of the state playoffs. 11 different RFH players found the net in the win. Next up for the #2 seed is a Saturday home game with #10 Lacey in the quarterfinals of South Jersey Group 2. Watch the highlights from a rainy Borden Stadium in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrence is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Servpro of Eatontown/Long Branch for allowing us to capture great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long Wall 17 Lower Cape May 4 – South Jersey Group 2 1st Round Michael McIntyre had six goals and three assists to top the 100 point mark in his senior season as the Crimson Knights used the turf field of the Long Branch Green Wave to advance to the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 2 state playoffs. McIntyre now has 69 goals and 33 assists on the season. JSZ has highlights of Wall’s record-tying 13th win of the season: Eastern 10 Kingsway 7 – South Jersey Group 4 1st Round Shane Bakley scored four times to lead the #8 seed past #9 Kingsway in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 state tournament. Eastern gets the #1 seed Lenape in the SJ Group 4 quarterfinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
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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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Princeton Day 9 Hightstown 3 – Mercer County Final Second seed Princeton Day grabbed their third straight Mercer County Tournament title with a 9-3 victory over top seeded Hightstown. The Panthers gave Head Coach Rich D’Andrea a send off to remember as senior captain Elon Tuckman added 2 goals in the 3 peat. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton Day School and Hightstown coverage! CBA 14 Rumson-Fair Haven 8 – Shore Conference Semifinals Trailing 7-6 in the 3rd quarter, CBA put together eight straight goals to reach the Shore Conference championship game. Michael Carroll paced the Colts with six goals, Luke Valentino had a hat trick and freshman Kyle Aldridge added two goals and two assists. JSZ has the highlights of CBA’s huge second half outburst at Long Branch High: Manasquan 12 Southern Regional 0 – Shore Conference Semifinals Canyon Birch had six goals and two assists as the Warriors used a seven-goal third quarter to get the Warriors in the SCT Finals for a third straight year. Birch stands at 98 goals on the season, setting a single season scoring record in the Shore Conference. Manasquan will face CBA in Saturday’s championship game in a rematch of a regular season battle that saw the Colts emerge. Watch highlights of Squan’s semifinal win at Long Branch High: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Delaware Valley 15 North Hunterdon 9 – HWS Semifinals Delaware Valley took on the North Hunterdon Lions in the HWS County Tournament Lacrosse Semifinals for the second straight year, and similarly to last year the Terriers dominated offensively. Tyler Neal scored 5 for the dogs, leading his team to a rematch this weekend against Hunterdon Central for the HWS County Title. Check out highlights of this game now: Lawrenceville 13 Allentown 2 – Mercer County Final Girls The Mercer County Girls Final was a rematch of a close regular season game between top seed Lawrenceville and second seed Allentown. In their last meeting Lawrenceville just pulled away in a late 11-10 victory. However, Big Red was dominant from start to finish. They took a 5-1 lead at halftime before Georgetown commit Annabelle Albert would add three goals for a hat trick to help Lawrenceville repeat as Mercer County Champions. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville and Allentown coverage!
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Delbarton – 9 Mountain Lakes – 5 | Morris County Championship The Delbarton School came into Tuesday night’s Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove that it was once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Watch highlights and post game of Delbarton and Mountain Lakes on JSZ! North Hunterdon 12 Phillipsburg 11 (OT) – Boys LAX H/W/S County Quarterfinals Looking for an exciting county tournament lacrosse game? Check out this overtime thriller! North Hunterdon and Phillipsburg ride a roller coaster of emotions in this one, but it was the Lions who came away with the win. The McMahon twins combined for a total of 8 goals, including the game winner in OT. Check out highlights of this exciting game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Wall 9 – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Peter Lucas scored a pair of goals including what proved to be the game-winner as the RFH Bulldogs were able to make a last-second defensive stand to give them a spot in the SCT semifinals and a date with #1 seed CBA. Wyatt Feinberg led the RFH attack with four goals. Wall was led by Jack Textor and Will Forte who had three goals apiece. Watch the highlights from a great quarterfinal showdown in Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs Red Bank Catholic 10 Freehold Township 5 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Abi George scored back to back goals in the span of 48 seconds to give the Caseys a second-half cushion and earn a spot in the Shore Conference semifinals. The #2 seed will face #3 Manasquan on Thursday in the SCT Semifinals at Ocean Township High School. Kristen Pezzullo had a five-point game with a goal and four assists. Mackenzie Boyle and Grace Gargiulo both scored hat tricks to help the Caseys reach the 18-1 mark. JSZ has highlights from Red Bank; Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Allentown 5 Notre Dame 2 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls The second meeting between second seed Allentown and third seed Notre Dame did not disappoint as fans were treated to a tight defensive battle that also featured some dominating scoring from the Red Bird’s three sport standout and Rutger’s Girls Lacrosse commit Marin Hartshorn. Hartshorn found net four times to advance Allentown to the Mercer County Tournament final to face top seed Lawrenceville on 5/8 at West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Watch the highlights now: Lawrenceville 15 Princeton 7 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls No. 1 seed Lawrenceville has punched a ticket to the Mercer County Tournament Championship after a 15-7 win over fourth seed Princeton. Big Red was led by Georgetown bound Annabelle Albert who scored 5 goals. The title game will feature a rematch between Lawrenceville and No. 2 Allentown, the first meeting was an 11-10 thriller with the Red Birds falling just short at the end so expect some physical action on 5/10. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown, Notre Dame, Lawrenceville and Princeton coverage all year round on JSZ!!
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North Hunterdon 15 Hackettstown 1 – HWS County Tournament – Fullowan 6 Goals North Hunterdon, the 6 seed in the HWS County Tournament, came out hot against the Hackettstown Tigers [11 seed]. Hannah McDevitt and Jen Dufresne scored the first two for the Lions, but it was Katie Fullowan who impressed us with a total of six goals scored. North now advances to the quarterfinals of the HWS where they will play the winner of High Points and Voorhees. Check out full highlights of this game now:
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Red Bank Catholic 9 Middletown South 5 Sophomore Jack Scrivanic went 3-3 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s to lead the Caseys to a Shore Conference road win over the Eagles. Scrivanic broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the 2nd with a three-run blast to left and added an RBI single in the 4th and a solo blast in the 5th. Dan Ianelli also went deep for the Caseys who are now 11-5 on the season. JSZ has highlights of RBC’s road win in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Playa Bowls of Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great action from the Caseys all year long Hillsborough 10 North Hunterdon 8 – Jason Wolff & Lucas Norfleet 2 H, 1 RBI, 2 R Hillsborough was the underdog in this matchup, but shocked North with a 5-0 lead in the first inning. The Raiders’ bats were on fire and they would pull off the win with 11 hits as a team. Jason Wolff and Lucas Norfleet both had had two hits and one RBI. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ brings you the best Raider highlights all year long.
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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) Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Baseball Poll: 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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TR South – 2 Jackson Memorial – 1 | Shore Conference (A-South) Gabe Driscoll hit a high chopping ground ball in the 5th inning to break a 0-0 tie and drive in the first run for Toms River South, followed by Jordan Erbe scoring on a past ball to give the Indians a 2-0 lead. RHP Nico Gonnella pitched 6.1 Innnings and recorded 5 K’s in the win, as South moves to 6-5 on the season with a crucial divisional victory over Jackson Memorial. The Indians have no climbed all the way to a game over .500 after starting the 2018 season 0-3. Watch Highlights of the defensive battle in Toms River on JSZ! Hunterdon Central 3 North Hunterdon 2 – Alex Degen 14 Strikeouts In the first inning, North’s Grant Sible robs a homer to stop the Red Devils from an early lead. Central would eventually jump out 3-0 in the top of the sixth, but North continued to battle. Sible picks up two ribbies, but the Lions could not push a third and Central would take the 3-2 win. Alex Degen with another outstanding game, he pitched six complete innings with 14 strikeouts for his third win of the season. Check out highlights now:
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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) Softball Poll Take Our Poll Baseball 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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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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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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North Hunterdon 5 Voorhees 0 Crosstown rivals battled it out today on the softball field, but it was North who had the offensive edge. Kira Thomas and Chloe Pocceschi both go 2/3 at the plate leading their team to a 5-0 victory. Check out highlights now:
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CBA – 8 Don Bosco Prep – 7 A matchup that featured two of New Jersey’s top 20 teams, and two undefedeated squads, lived up to the hype and then some. Don Bosco Prep took full control in the 3rd Qtr on a Reese Gerlach goal that put the Ironmen up 7-3, but CBA retaliated by scoring 5 unanswered goals, including the game winner by freshman Kyle Aldridge with just 2:26 to play. Colts get a incredible comeback win in what was an early candidate for game of the year. Watch Full highlights and post game from the thriller in Lakewood! No. 13 Hillsborough 17 North Hunterdon 11 – Girls Hillsborough, a team with some big exceptions, was in search of their first varsity win and found it today against the North Hunterdon Lions. Senior Capitan, Olivia Johnsen, lead her team with a hat trick, along with teammate Sarah Coults. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all season long. Voorhees 16 Immaculata 6 – Girls Voorhees came out strong with speed in the first half when Kate McLean scored a hat trick. Teammates Emma Evanko and Casey Roskowski also contributed multiple goals leading to Voorhees’ fourth win of the year. Check out highlights now: No. 20 Notre Dame 9 Princeton 8 – Girls Notre Dame coming off two impressive blowout victories to begin the year had a bit more trouble when they ran into Colonial Valley Conference rival Princeton on Thursday morning. The Irish were locked into a head to head battle that saw multiple lead changes. Princeton took a late 2 goal lead and thanks to the heroics of Danielle Losier who ended the day with 5 goals, she tied it up and then helped Notre Dame take the lead in the final minutes to come away with the victory. Watch the highlights and Losier’s postgame interview now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame and Princeton coverage!
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The opening round of the state playoffs continues and JSZ has highlights from around the state: Montclair Immaculate – 65 Patrick School – 63 | Non-Public B North First Round Syracuse bound Jalen Carey scored 15 points and hit 2 free throws with 0.8 left in regulation, as Montclair Immaculate took down the defending TOC Champion Celtics of The Patrick School 65-63 in one of the biggest wins in program history. The Lions will now advance to to the Qtr-Finals of the Non-Public B-North Bracket where they will take on Hudson Catholic on Thursday Night. Justin Winston added 23 points for Immaculate and Valdir Manuel poured in 27 for the Celtics in the loss. (1) Colts Neck 74 (16) Monroe 66 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Boys First Round Rob Hill scored five of his 17 points in overtime as the Cougars survived a scare from the #16 seed. Monroe’s Luke Patel tracked down a rebound and drained a buzzer-beating three-pointer to force overtime, but the Cougars would take over in the extra four minutes. Ben Bosland led Colts Neck with 21 points and helped bring the Cougars back from a five-point halftime deficit. Colts Neck will face #9 seed Middletown South in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights of an exciting game in the opening round: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic for making our Monroe Falcons coverage possible. Hit Training sponsors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck High. (2) Ranney 84 (15) Wardlaw-Hartridge 31 – Non-Public “B South Boys First Round The Panthers raced out to a 19-0 lead to start the game on the way to an easy win to start the state playoffs. Bryan Antoine led the way with 18 and Chris Autino added 16. Watch the highlights from Tinton Falls: (11) Ridge 74 (6) North Hunterdon 63 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round Upset alert! The Ridge Red Devils take down the 6th seed tonight in the North 2 Group 4 Tournament. The Red Devils took the lead in the first quarter and held on till the end. Jeremy McCavera has himself a day for the Red Devils scoring 29 points. Check out his outstanding effort and more from this exciting game now: (7) Phillipsburg 74 (10) Dickinson 66 – North 2 Group 4 Boys First Round At halftime, Phillipsburg lead the Rams 27-17, but in the second half, Dickinson came back swinging. but the Stateliners got 28 points down low from Chris Mann and Richie Managault dropped six three-pointers. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club, you will see the best of P-Burg athletics right here on jerseysportszone.com all season long! (9) Barnegat (8) Middle Township 45 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys First Round The Bengals rallied from 6 points down at the end of three quarters to advance in the South Jersey Group 2 bracket where top seed Cinnaminson awaits. Mike Revello had 18 to lead the Barnegat with fellow seniors Carson Francisco scoring 15 and Alex Grogan adding 13. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cape May: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy (6) Middletown South 58 (11) Edison 46 – Central Jersey Group 4 Girls First Round The Eagles overcame a 29-22 halftime deficit with a huge second half to advance in Central Jersey Group 4. Isla Brennan led Middletown South with 19 points and will face Colts Neck in the quarterfinals. Watch the highlights from Middletown South’s 12th win of the year: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Edison is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Edison High all year long
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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!!
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Hudson Catholic – 95 Marist – 43 Hudson County Tournament Quarterfinals Luther Muhammad poured in a season high 32 points while grabbing 8 boards, and Villanova bound point guard Jahvon Quinerly dished out 11 assists to go along with 15 points as Hudson Catholic came away with a 95-43 win over Marist in the Hudson County Tournament QuarterFinals. The No. 1 seeded Hawks advance to play Lincoln in the Semi-Finals on Tuesday Night. Watch Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Marist below! Notre Dame 91 Steinert 70 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday’s game between fourth seed Notre Dame and fifth seed Steinert was the match up most knew was inedible at some point in the Mercer County Tournament. These two were some of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best in the 2017-2018 season. The Fighting Irish took a 22-16 lead at the end of the first then Notre Dame began piling on the points from beyond the arc thanks to Kayla Burnett who had 17 to take a 48-33 lead at half time. ND would continue it’s stunning performance in the second half to eventually walk away with a 91-70 win to send them to the Semifinal round to face number one seed Trenton Catholic on 2/20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Trenton 66 Hopewell Valley 40 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals It was the second meeting for third seed Trenton and sixth seed Hopewell Valley in a little over a week and the Tornadoes were able to put on another spectacular performance against HVC, this time in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. Trenton got ahead early to go into halftime leading 33-12. In the second half Reggie James would take over to rack up 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 66-40 win against the Bulldogs. The next task for the Tornadoes will be taking on the number one seed Trenton Catholic in the MCT semifinals on 2/20 at the Cure Auto Insurance Arena. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Trenton coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 79 Voorhees 65 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals North Hunterdon trailed their district rivals, the Voorhees Vikings, early in this game; however, that seems to be a trend with these Lions. They made a comeback last week against the Vikings and did it once again during the HWS Semis. Paul Woolhouse came up big for the Lions with 22 points and a complete domination under the basket. Check out full highlights now: Pope John 58 Central 53 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals Pope John previously knocked out the No. 1 seed of the HWS tournament, Phillipsburg, and was faced with another challenge during the semifinals when they met the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. However, Aaron Clark for the Lions shined, scoring 29 points, while Eddie Davis contributed 22. The two guards provided enough momentum to pull off the upset late in the fourth quarter. Full highlights now available: High Point 40 Sparta 35 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals No. 1 seed, High Point, gets a scare in the second quarter of this one thanks to an offensive push by Sparta’s Erin Walsh. However, the Spartans could not hold on to that short-lived lead and the No. 1 seed would remain onto with a 40-35 victory over Sparta. Trisha Peterson contributed 14 for the Wildcats. Check out her highlights and more now: Delaware Valley 28 Warren Hills 27 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals In an unbelievable turn of events, the Del Val Lady Terriers find a way to shock the Warren Hills Blue Streaks in the final 11 seconds of this HWS semifinal game. Amanda Kix not only led the team in scoring, but she made the last second shot that sealed the deal for the Terriers. Check out those highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 68 Colts Neck 33 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals Amanda Hart had a career-high 20 points to lead four Caseys in double digits as the #3 seed was dominant against the #11 seed. Hart had four three-pointers as the Caseys had a total of 10 triples. Rose Caverly scored 13, Katie Rice added 11 and Hayley Moore scored 10 as the Caseys improve to 20-4 and secured a spot in the SCT semifinals. Watch the highlights here: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage all year long Manasquan 66 Toms River North 38 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Dara Mabrey had 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds as the Warriors were able to blow open an 8 point halftime lead to a comfortable win. Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney had 14 points each for Manasquan who will face #3 RBC in the Shore Conference Semifinals. Watch the highlights of Manasquan’s 22nd win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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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Saint John Vianney 52 Long Island Lutheran 47 – Girls Sajada Bonner had 18 points and Brelynn Bellamy added 14 points and 8 rebounds to lead the Lancers to another quality win. SJV vaulted into the USA Today Top 25 national poll at #23 and faced off against a Long Island Lutheran team that has spent time in multiple national polls. SJV is a perfect 18-0 on the season. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights of a marquee matchup featuring two of the East Coast’s top teams: JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possibly by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration. Manasquan 84 Rumson-Fair Haven 54 – Girls The Warriors got 64 points from the trio of Dara Mabrey, Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney to get their 17th win of the season. Manasquan used stifling defense to contain Tori Hyduke, NJ’s leading scorer, to a season-low 12 points. Mabrey had 24 points and Masonius and Mullaney had 20 each. Watch the highlights of a dominating effort by Lisa Kukoda’s Warriors: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Rumson-Fair Haven 56 Manasquan 45 – Boys Jackson McCarthy scored seven straight points in the 4th quarter as part of his 18 point effort to give RFH a 13th straight win. Rumson had a one point lead at the half and led by four after three before McCarthy’s three straight baskets gave the Bulldogs some breathing room. JSZ has highlights of a Shore Conference battle on Saturday afternoon: No. 4 Rutgers Prep 63 No. 11 Trenton Catholic 51 Girls After falling to now No. 3 Manasquan last Sunday at the Coaches Choice Showcase No. 4 Rutgers Prep was back at it facing another ranked opponent Saturday afternoon, No. 11 Trenton Catholic. The Iron Mike’s led Rutgers Prep for the first quarter, but the Argonauts managed to fight back to lead by 10 for the rest of the game thanks to Leilani Correa who had 26 points. Watch the highlights now: Trenton Catholic 65 Rutgers Prep 48 Boys Trenton Catholic fresh off a six point loss to Linden entered Saturday’s battle with 10-5 Rutgers Prep ready to make a statement as county tournament play is right around the corner. The Iron Mike’s were able to hold a double digit lead at halftime, but coming out of the break they extended that lead to 20 thanks to Quashawn Lane who scored 19 on the day. TCA didn’t let up in the fourth and was able to walk away with a 65-48 win over Rutgers Prep. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 66 South Hunterdon 43 North Hunterdon had the early lead in this game, but the South Hunterdon Eagles held on for a while. Unfortunately for the Eagles, the Lions pulled ahead late in the game thanks to their leading scorer once again, Mike DelSantro (13 points), and the Lions to went on to win a 66-43 victory. North will move onto round two of the H/W/S on Feb. 10th against the winner of Hackettstown vs Lenape Valley. Full highlights of today’s game now available: Hunterdon Central 59 Wallkill Valley 9 This one was a complete domination by the Hunterdon Central girls. From the start they had the offensive edge going into halftime with a 31-4 lead, and finishing this game off 59-9. The Red Devil’s leading scorers were Danielle Cornetta and Peyton McNally who each had 12 points. Full highlights now available: Hunterdon Central 64 Warren Hills 46 The No. 5 seed, Central, took on the No. 12 seed, Warren Hills, in round two of the Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Basketball Tournament. Central took the early lead and thanks to an outstanding performance by Sean Oberman and Sam Johnson they held on for the 64-46 win, advancing them to the quarterfinals of the HWS. Check out highlights now:
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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Seton Hall Prep – 66 Barringer – 58 Ashton Miller scored 22 and Jabri Abdur-Rahim added 19 as Seton Hall Prep survived an upset scare at Barringer High School to remain perfect on the season and improve to 15-0. Jazir Clark was solid for Barringer scoring 22 in the loss. Watch Highlights of Seton Hall Prep vs Barringer below! Howell 61 Marlboro 58 (OT) Naseim Brantley made a driving layup with 2.6 seconds left to force overtime as the Rebels battled back from four points down in the final minute on two occasions to score a road win at Marlboro. Matt Ganter paced the Rebels with 16 points and Brandon Wilson added 15. Wilson scored the Rebels only field goal in OT and Ganter made two free throws. Dylan Kaufman led all scorers with 24 points in a losing effort for the Mustangs. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a great comeback from an 8-4 Howell squad: JSZ’s coverage of Marlboro High School is brought to you by Hit Training North Hunterdon 69 Immaculate 61 Tonight’s Skyland Conference Raritan Division matchup was a big one for both the North Hunterdon Lions and Immaculate Spartans. Throughout the first half, the Spartans held the lead, but foul trouble cost them in the 3rd quarter and the Lions took full advantage. North’s Mike DelSantro scored 15 points for the Lions, leading his team to a 69-61 win at home. Checkout full highlights now: No. 7 University 75 No. 16 Rancocas Valley 45 Billed as one of the “must see games of the week” the Top 20 match up between No. 7 University and No. 16 Rancocas Valley could be a brief glimpse into how the girls basketball playoff scene might play out. University who rode an 11 game win streak coming in was unstoppable in the first half thanks to Danielle Robinson who helped the Phoenix take a 23 point lead at half time. But in the second half Teresa Ortiz put on a scoring clinic, dropping 13 of her 21 points in the third quarter. University extends their win streak to 12 games with this huge victory over another Top 20 team. Watch the highlights now: Deptford 47 Woodstown 39 – Girls Katie Morrison scored 15 points and Angela Schilling added 6 points and 14 rebounds to give Deptford a big road win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
Phillipsburg rises to the challenge, defeating North Hunterdon 41-15
Phillipsburg 41 North Hunterdon 15 Before this match North Hunterdon challenged the Stateliners via Twitter, tweeting they would, “Show these Liners who the real men are… for the second time,” referring to the upset win that the Lions pulled off this season in the Group IV Football State Championship. However, the Liners rose to the challenge and defeated the Lions at home 41-15. North was ahead after the first four matches, but their momentum was brought to a halt after an outstanding performance by Cullen Day, Lance Wissing and Austin Roth. Check out those highlights and post-game interviews brought to you by Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to their generous support JSZ will bring you the best of the Liners all year long!
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North Hunterdon 61 Hillsborough 15 North Hunterdon dominated this opening match. Nate Fossett started the Lions off strong with 17-2 technical fall victory over Hillsborough’s Varun Deb. From their North Hunterdon would have 8 pins, winning 10 of the next 13 matches. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedics. Thanks to Princeton Other JSZ can bring you the best of the Raiders all season long! Watchung Hills 46 Woodstown 17 Watchung Hills undefeated thus far in the season came out strong agains the Wolverines with twi pins to begin the match in the 170 and 182 weight classes. However, in the 106 weight class Woodstown saw a spark of hope when Dylan Kalakowski was defeated by Ryan Struss with a 9-7 decision. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that small victory was not enough to keep them in the match, and the Warriors take the win 46-17. Check out full highlights: North Hunterdon 47 Woodstown 18 North Hunterdon split the first four matches with Woodstown, but turned it around in the 120 with a strong performance by Drew Doscher who pinned Justin Layton in just one minute and 25 seconds. The Lions went on to win this match 47-18. Full highlights now available:
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
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: Eric Schroeder – Voorhees: Jenna Whelan – Bernards:
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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!
Watch JSZ State Saturday Finals Coverage
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you comprehensive coverage from four locations around the state as sectional champions are crowned at Rutgers, Kean, Rowan and MetLife Stadium. We’ll have scoring updates throughout the day and we’ll post our highlights and post-game recaps right here from every game we cover RUTGERS UNIVERSITY Central Jersey, Group 2 (7) Hillside 20 (1) Point Pleasant Boro 13 Nahree Biggins had two first half touchdowns and an interception to help the #7 seed to a third straight upset win and a Central Jersey Group 2 championship. The Comets defense produced three turnovers and was able to stifle Point Boro’s tricky option attack. The Panthers scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. James Fara’s 7-yard TD with 42 seconds left made it a 20-13 game, but Point Boro could not come up with the onsides kick. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers: Central Jersey, Group 5 (2) South Brunswick 18 (1) Manalapan 14 Felix Quinones led a 92 yard drive capped off by a 17 yard TD pass to Jaylan Lawson with 53 seconds left and the Braves had a game winning TD catch by Naim Mayfield waved off due to pass interference in a wild finish to the Central Jersey Group 5 championship. Manalapan raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Mayfield 34 yard TD run and 60 yard punt return. The Vikings got a pair of Quinones TD passes in the second quarter to close the gap to 14-12. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling finish: Central Jersey, Group 4 (3) Long Branch 43 (8) Freehold Boro 42 OT Pasa Fields grabbed a 6 yard score from Juwan Wilkins in OT and Eli Sherin caught a two point conversion to give the Green Wave a 43-42 overtime win over Freehold Boro in the Central Jersey Group 4 finals. The Green Wave overcame a 271 yard, 6 TD rushing performance from Ashante Worthy to avenge a loss in the regular season. Trailing 35-21 after three quarters, Juwan Wilkins had a 12 yard TD pass to Kahmar Mimes and a 1 yard TD run in the 4th quarter to force overtime. Watch all the highlights of an incredible battle at Rutgers: Central Jersey, Group 3 (2) Somerville 20 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 15 Jalahn Dabney’s 3-yard TD run with :53 seconds left gave the Pioneers the Central Jersey Group 3 title and ended the four year reign of RFH as sectional champs. The two teams were tied 8-8 at the half and Somerville took the lead on a TD pass from Dabney to Kvree Hinton that covered 38 yards. RFH took the lead with under four minutes to go on a Pete Lucas 14 yard run, but Somerville put together a last minute drive highlighted by a long completion to Joe Ciempola that set up the title clinching score. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the final game of the night at Rutgers: METLIFE STADIUM North Jersey 2, Group 3 (1) West Essex 28 (3) Voorhees 14, FINAL Junior QB Zach Lemanski, coming off a 4 week injury, was back and better than ever. He threw 4 touchdown passes for 160 yards as the Knights took down Voorhees 28-14. Will Perez tells JSZ’s Courtney DuPont that his QB is the best in the state and just proved it. Check out full highlights and post-game interviews now: North Jersey 2, Group 4, (2) North Hunterdon 21 (1) Phillipsburg 20 North Hunterdon makes history today, defeating Phillipsburg for the first time in 20 years and earning their first state title since 1975. Check out full highlights and a post-game interview with star QB Matt Busher now: North Jersey 1, Group 3 (2) River Dell 28 (1) Ramapo 7 River Dell QB David Estevez shines at MetLife – JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez breaks down River Dell and Ramapo North Jersey 1, Group 4 (1) Old Tappan 31 (3) Mount Olive 28, FINAL – coverage from JSZ’s Courtney DuPont and Nery Rodriguez KEAN UNIVERSITY North Jersey 2, Group 1 (2) Shabazz 35 (1) Weequahic 0 QB Anthony Travis accounted for all five touchdowns as Shabazz wins the North 2 Group 1 state championship at Kean University. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a full breakdown of an impressive title win for the Bulldogs from Kean University: Non-Public, Group 3 (1) DePaul 7 (3) St Joseph-Montvale 3 Central Jersey, Group 1 (4) Middlesex 33 (7) Point Pleasant Beach 21, FINAL North Jersey 1, Group 1 (5) Hasbrouck Heights 39 (6) Pompton Lakes 14, FINAL ROWAN UNIVERSITY South Jersey, Group 3 (4) Delsea 29 (2) Woodrow Wilson 28 A big game for Aidan Borguet and coach Sal Marchese gets his 200th career win. Mike Frankel has the breakdown from Rowan: South Jersey, Group 1 (1) Paulsboro 34 (2) Penns Grove 24 Dehron Holloway had three TD’s and three INT’s in a sensational performance in the final high school game of his career. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has higlhights from Rowan: South Jersey, Group 5 (1) Lenape 10 (2) Rancocas Valley 7, FINAL
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch North Hunderdon 7 Phillipsburg 20 Week 8 highlights
North Hunderdon 7 Phillipsburg 20- Week 8 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to The Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of The Garnet Booster Club, we’ll get many more great moments from Stateliners sports all year long! 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 8 Highlights Show
The Bergen Catholic/Don Bosco Prep rivalry was put front and center in front of a national TV audience and it did not disappoint. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the big showdown, in addition to a record-setting night for future NC State quarterback Devin Leary and an overtime thriller in Middletown. JSZ has 12 games of action in our Friday Week 8 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 29 Don Bosco Prep 26: Johnny Langan 16-22, 233 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT, game-winning TD pass to Anthony D’Addetta with :48 left Long Branch 28 Middletown North 21 (OT): Juwan Wilkens 212 yards passing, 3 TD’s, game-winning TD to Matt Clark in OT Phillipsburg 20 North Hunterdon 7: Nasir Ball 4 catches, 63 yards, 2 TD’s Caldwell 29 Whippany Park 7: Brian Clarkin 13-18, 140 yards, 2 TD’s Brian King 6 catches, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Manalapan 28 Piscataway 0: Naim Mayfield 32 carries, 198 yards, 2 TD’s Saint John Vianney 21 Middletown South 14: Johnny Buchanan 17 carries, 105 yards, 2 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 37 Red Bank Regional 0: Billy Giudetti 12 carries, 115 yards, 2 TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Ocean Township 18: James Fara 26 carries, 282 yards, 3 TD’s Hightstown 26 Notre Dame 14: Johnny Andre 24 carries, 113 yards, 2 TD’s Ewing 62 Princeton 7: Ewing defense two INT’s for TD’s Timber Creek 35 Williamstown 10: Devin Leary 20-39, 292 yards 2 TD’s Delsea 43 Woodrow Wilson 12: Aidan Borguet 26 carries, 206 yards, 5 TD’s 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. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Peddie at Hun, Seton Hall Prep at Montclair, Edison at Freehold Boro, Allentown at Trenton 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.
North Hunterdon 21 Bridgewater-Raritan 14 Week 5 Highlights
North Hunterdon 21 Bridgewater-Raritan 14- Week 5 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.
Dramatic finishes highlight JSZ Week 5 Top Play nominees
Week 5’s Top Play nominees features a hook and ladder and more than one last minute game winning touchdown to go along with our normal array of dazzling runs, awesome pass plays and defensive standouts. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get an invite to JSZ’s statewide football banquet coming in December: Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Missed our Highlights Shows? JSZ brought you 21 games of coverage from all around the state in Week 5.:
Watch JSZ Week 5 Friday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you a thrilling night of high school football coverage around New Jersey. Our ten games of action include an amazing comeback from the St. Peter’s Prep Marauders, a last minute TD from Piscataway against rival Sayreville and the hook and ladder that got North Hunterdon to reach the 5-0 mark. Watch our JSZ Friday Week 5 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 22 Depaul Catholic 21: Maasi Maynor 14-32, 210 yards, 2 TD passes and game-winning 2 point conversion Piscataway 12 Sayreville 6: Juwon Jackson 30 carries, 144 yards, game-winning TD in final minute North Hunterdon 21 Bridgewater-Raritan 14: Matt Busher 19-37, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Rancocas Valley 10 Lenape 7: Iverson Clement 28 carries, 144 yards, 1 TD Red Bank Catholic 48 Wall 12: Zack Bair 8 carries, 232 yards, 3 TD’s Long Branch 21 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 24 carries, 107 yards, 2 TD’s Kahmar Mimes, 3 sacks Kevin Porch 2 INT’s Mater Dei Prep 38 Shore Regional 12: George Pearson 208 passing yards, 4 total TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Manchester 12: James Fara 8 carries, 126 yards, 2 TD’s, 3-4 passing, 71 yards, TD Timber Creek 47 Eastern 3: Devin Leary 11-18, 377 yards, 5 TD’s Highland Regional 25 Buena 0: Daejuan Sanders 18 carries, 287 yards, 2 TD’s 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 we are scheduled to show 10 games of action including: Don Bosco Prep at Saint Joe’s-Montvale, Paramus Catholic at Pope John, Hun at Blair Academy, Monroe at Freehold Boro, Manalapan at Colts Neck Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: email@example.com (Shore), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Mid State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (GMC and Big North) 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.
Hunterdon Central Boys Soccer Takes Down North Hunterdon 1-0
Hunterdon Central soccer hosted their crosstown rival, North Hunterdon, in a Tuesday night matchup under the lights. Not only was it a big game for the Red Devils, but it was also youth soccer night. Central impressed the young crowd with their speed, as well as, a break away goal scored by senior forward, Jonathan Wheeler. Check out the highlights JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has for you. Hunterdon Central: 7 – 1 North Hunterdon: 3 – 6
Courtney’s Week 1 Game Ball Winner – Matt Busher
North Hunterdon quarterback Matt Busher completed 15 of 24 passes on Saturday against Summit during North Hunterdon’s season opener. He had a total of 279 passing yards and 2 TDs. Additionally, Busher rushed for 22 yards and a third touchdown. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont journeyed to North Hunterdon for the Game Ball ceremony: Take Our Poll Thanks to everyone who voted in our first Game Ball poll. Each week, Courtney will select the top performers from the Mid-State 38 Conference. The polls open at 9:00 am every Sunday and closes on Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll swing by practice to honor the winners each week and present a JSZ Game Ball.
Vote for JSZ’s Week One Top Play and Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best of the best from the past weekend in high school football. Every Sunday, we’ll ask you to vote for the Top Play and Top Performers from the previous weekend on the gridiron. Our Top Play winners will be invited to be part of our statewide football banquet coming up in December. Our Game Ball winners will be presented with a JSZ Game Ball during a mid-week practice. Our polls are open NOW and will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for supporting JSZ and allowing us to bring a new level of coverage of high school football. We are excited to promote the great athletes around the Garden State. Watch our Top Plays from Week One and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll Rich’s Game Ball JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis started Jersey Sports Zone on the Jersey Shore and is excited to honor top athletes each and every week. Monmouth Building Center has been a longtime supporter of Shore Conference athletes. Monmouth Building Center allows us to present Game Balls to top Shore performers in football, basketball, baseball and softball to top athletes from Monmouth and Ocean County. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Coaches can email email@example.com if they have a nominee from high school football. Take Our Poll Alex’s Game Ball JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has nominees from the Big North and Greater Middlesex Conference. Coaches if you have a player with a big performance, you can nominate him for our JSZ Game Ball. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night if you have a player from the Big North or GMC who stepped up: Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has nominees from the Mid-State 38 Conference. Email email@example.com every week with top performers from Mid-State 38: Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the best performers from the West Jersey Football League every week. To nominate your favorite player for a Game Ball, email firstname.lastname@example.org Take Our Poll Missed our Highlights Shows? 22 games from around the state on our Friday and Saturday highlights shows. Watch our high definition highlights and post-game interviews from around the state. Do you want to see your hometown team featured on JSZ? We are entirely supported by our great sponsors. Email email@example.com to learn how to join our team. 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.