Watch Saturday 5.15 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has another exciting Saturday afternoon of lacrosse coverage from across the Garden State lined up for you. Check out our 5.15 lacrosse highlights! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Ridge 3 Rumson-Fair Haven continues to dominate the competition. The Bulldogs improved to 11-0 on the year after a four-goal performance from Luke Devlin and a hat trick […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 4.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The baseball season keeps motoring along and JSZ has you covered with a pair of games from the Thursday slate of action! Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in. Watchung Hills 7 Ridge 6 Shreyas Sekhar was the hero for Watchung Hills on Thursday night. Sekhar’s single on a 1-2 pitch with […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Ridge wraps up 2021 hockey season with Skyland Cup
The 2021 New Jersey high school hockey comes to a close with the final Cup title game. JSZ has the highlights of Ridge’s win over Hunterdon Central for the Skyland Cup. Get your All-Access pass to watch the final game of the year! Ridge 3 Hunterdon Central 1 | Skyland Cup Final Matt Balzarotti had […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Week 3 Top Plays are Off The Charts!
Week Three brought some incredible top plays to the table, and we couldn’t leave any out! Here are 12, not 10, great nominees for JSZ’s Week 3 Top Plays. Cast your vote NOW and get your favorite player a Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 3 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 12 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 3: Take Our Poll Congrats to St. Joe’s (Met.)’s Omari Jones for winning the Week 2 JSZ Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Friday 10.16 JSZ Football Highlights
Wet weather threw a few wrinkles into the Week 3 schedule, but Friday night still brought us tons of highlights from all around the state. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the exciting action! Delbarton 27 Don Bosco 21 Delbarton made history Friday night. The Green Wave scored only their second win […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Ridge’s Lucas Hudkins Wins JSZ North Jersey Game Ball!
Lucas Hudkins opened the 2020 season with a bang for the Ridge Red Devils. Hudkins powered Ridge to a commanding 42-14 win over Bridgewater-Raritan in Week 1 after handling 19 carries for 180 yards and four touchdown runs. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by practice Wednesday afternoon to present the bruising back his award. Take Our Poll The JSZ Week 1 North Jersey game ball poll tallied just over 20,000 votes total, with Hudkins earning 6,970 of those, for 34.8 percent.
Football’s Back! Vote Now for Week 1 JSZ Game Balls!
Finally, football is back! And just like that, Week 1 has come and gone. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey polls includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as Mercer and Middlesex counties. Take Our Poll
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – take a look at the entire list and watch highlight videos of every single player. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team The COVID-19 virus prevented JSZ from honoring the top players in New Jersey at the Prudential Center but we still have highlights videos to honor the best high school hockey players in New Jersey. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsAward Winner Gavin Einfeldt, RandolphJake Antonucci, Bergen CatholicEvan Brown, CBAJason Player, Gloucester CatholicJohn Donohoe, CBA - 2020 JSZ Player of the Year Lucas Podvey, MontclairZach D'Andrea, Jackson LibertyMatt Balzarotti, RidgeTom Pryymak, Summit Nikita Pryymak, SummitAnthony Dowd, ManasquanTyler Botta, RamseyJake Puskar, Summit Demitri Forand, Middletown SouthSam Catalano, Rumson-Fair HavenJustin Rauch, St. Joe-Montvale Will Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepBen Conrod, DeblartonRocco Salvato Princeton Colin Grable, CBAKyle Contessa, CBAAlex Scimeca, Saint Augustine Prep Tim O'Connell, Seton Hall PrepTy Ebeling, RidgeConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Chris Pelosi, Gloucester CatholicMatt Franzoni, ManasquanGreg Spitznagel, Summit Michael Rubin, Don Bosco PrepSean Grant, Saint RoseNick Stoebling, Bergen Catholic Michael Sofia, RandolphJustin Hughes, Saint Joe-MontvaleAidan Trainor, Princeton Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardDom Troisi, Saint John Vianney Jason Kwestel, Morris KnollsGleb Veremyev, Monroe Tommy Matthews, Morristown-BeardZach Wagnon, CBA Connor Milliken, Gloucester CatholicJason Wolff, Hillsborough Aram Minnetian, Bergen CatholicJT Zangara, Randolph CBA goalie John Donohoe named JSZ Hockey Player of the Year 2020 was a year to remember for Christian Brothers Academy. The Colts ran the table from the beginning of the postseason to the end, scoring wins in the Gordon Cup and the Non-Public State Championship. The man at the center of it all was goaltender John Donohoe. The sophomore transfer from Pennsylvania had a .928 save percentage and made seven shutouts against the likes of Bergen Catholic, Delbarton and Don Bosco Prep. He is JSZ’s 2020 Player of the Year. Watch JSZ’s feature on Donohoe HERE:
Vote Now for JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 goals from our archives this season and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Vote Now of the First Round’s 16 Matchups! Click Each Player’s Name to Watch Their Goal Jake Puskar (Summit) vs. Ryan Rodrigues (Seton Hall Prep) Take Our Poll Luke McNamara (Manasquan) vs. Grant Loges (Ridge) Take Our Poll Kellum Foster-Palmer (Montclair) vs. Cooper Fojas (Nutley) Take Our Poll Anthony Galante (Marlboro) vs. Michael Boyer (Hopewell Valley) Take Our Poll Zach Johnson (Gloucester Catholic) vs. Leah Stecker (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Rocco Salvato (Princeton) vs. Aram Minnetian (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Greg Spitznagel (Summit) vs. Evan Brown (CBA) Take Our Poll Jimmy Mullarney (Middletown North) vs. Hunter McGee (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Chris Farinacci (Manasquan) vs. Nick Vantassell (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Brett Janifer (Montclair) vs. Rich Kulaszewski (St. John Vianney) Take Our Poll Ben Conrod (Delbarton) vs. Sal Guzzo (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo (Middletown South) vs. Dante Amato (Colonia) Take Our Poll Michael Sofia (Randolph) vs. Christian Cuccia (St. Joseph Metuchen) Take Our Poll Gordon Ogden (Red Bank Regional) vs. Seth Kaplan (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll JT Zangara (Randolph) vs. Demitri Forand (Middletown South) Take Our Poll Kyle Contessa (CBA) vs. Dylan Idland/Jason Kwestel (Morris Knolls-Hills) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance!
Watch NJSIAA Hockey State Championships
We’ve reached the end of the road of the 2019-2020 hockey season. The year closes out with a four-pack of stellar games from The Prudential Center in Newark. Thanks for following along all season and enjoy the highlights! Summit 5 Ramsey 2 | Public C State Final Summit is officially back at the top of the hill. The Hilltoppers were electric offensively and defensively en route to winning its third straight state championship. Goaltender Nikita Pryymak made 28 saves and twin brother Tom scored two goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Morris Knolls 3 Montclair 2 (OT) | Public A State Final Jason Kwestel’s deflection on a Dylan Idland shot in overtime gave Morris Knolls their second straight Public A state championship. The Golden Eagles ended regulation with a five-minute major killing off the first 1:41 in regulation and began overtime down a man for 3:19. Kwestel finished the game with two goals. Montclair goalie Lucas Podvey stopped Kwestel on a penalty shot late in the second period and the team’s traded goals in the third to create a 2-2 deadlock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: CBA 4 vs. Don Bosco 1 | Non-Public State Final What a run its been for Christian Brothers Academy. The Colts win their first Non-Public state title since the 2015 season after rattling off eight-straight win including a Gordon Cup victory. Sophomore goaltender John Donohoe was masterful in net agains by stopping 20 shots in the win. Christian Cummings, Zach Wagnon, Kyle Contessa and Gio Crepaldi all scored in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights: Randolph 3 Ridge 2 (OT) | Public B State Final JT Zangara’s third goal of the game came in overtime to give Randolph a state championship avenging last year’s 4-1 loss to Ridge at the Prudential Center. Randolph had a 2-0 lead with under three minutes to go in the third period before Ridge scored back to back goals in the span of 32 seconds to force overtime. Zangara was masterful at the Rock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction:
Watch Wednesday 3.4 JSZ State Semifinal Ice Hockey Highlights
Before we head to the Prudential Center on Monday, March 9 for state finals, JSZ has you covered with semifinal action from each ice hockey playoff bracket. Wednesday’s action includes all of Public A & B along with one of the two Non-Public games. Enjoy! CBA 2 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Non-Public Derek Contessa’s goal with :18 seconds left in the second period was all that John Donohoe needed to get CBA back to the state finals for the first time since 2016. Donohoe delivered 18 saves for his fifth shutout in the last seven games. Evan Brown added a power-play goal in the third period to give the Colts their 19th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Montclair 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (OT) | Public A Kellum Foster-Palmer scored 7:20 into overtime to send the Mounties to the state championship for the first time since 1998. Montclair got goals from Brett Janifer and Mark Rechan early in the first period to race out to a 2-0 lead. Hunterdon Central rallied in the third period with goals from Peyton Miller and Darin Michaels to draw even. Foster-Palmer’s game-winner came on the power play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a thriller in Morristown: Morris Knolls 8 Jackson Liberty 1 | Public A Defending Champions Morris Knolls (1) defeated Jackson Liberty (5) 8-1 to return to the Public A State Final. Jason Kwestel finished with three goals and an assist while Freshman goalie Elliot Marken had 27 saves for the Golden Eagles. They will take on Montclair in the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Randolph 5 Middletown South 0 | Public B Randolph, which has consistently been the best public school team in the state this entire season, punched its ticket to The Rock after a dominant shutout effort over Middletown South. Ben Yurchuk stole the show with a four point performance (2 G’s, 2 A’s) in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Ridge 5 Westfield 1 | Public B The reigning Public B state champions, Ridge, will get the opportunity to officially defend their state title Monday at the Prudential Center after rolling past Westfield in the semifinals. Ridge opened the game with three straight goals, two of those courtesy of Reese Judson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena:
Fernandez’s Last-Second Game-Winner Lifts Mo-Beard over Ridge
Morristown-Beard was looking defeat dead on. The Crimson were outplayed by and subsequently trailed Ridge, 3-1, late in the third period before the tide completely turned. Seth Kaplan scored twice just inside two minutes and tied the game at 3-3 with 39 seconds left in regulation. Morristown-Beard’s Cam Fernandez found a lane open with 14.9 seconds left and drilled the eventual game-winner to fuel a wild comeback. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and a post-game interview from Mennen Arena:
Who’s coming to the Rock? Vote now for JSZ’s January HS Hockey Goals of the Month!
Ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras. We’re asking for your vote to give New Jersey high school hockey players an incredible experience with the New Jersey Devils. Watch our Top 10 goals from January and cast your vote now! For the third straight year, the New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone to honor the best goals from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for December will be honored during the Devils game against the San Jose Sharks at the Prudential Center on February 20th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils give our Plays of the Month winners an incredible experience. Our top 5 goal scorers from January will meet a Devils player prior to the game against the San Jose on February 20th, followed by dinner and the Top 5 goals played on the world’s largest arena scoreboard during the second intermission. Watch last month’s video featuring John Hayden watching the best goals from December:
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.
Watch Thursday 1.2 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ opens 2020 with some action on the ice! We’ll have you covered with action from both the Skyland and Shore conferences as we head into the New Year. Stay tuned for the action! Ridge 2 Pingry 2 A big-time battle of tough Skyland Conference teams ended in a tough-nosed 2-2 tie Thursday night. Ridge held a 2-0 lead midway through the first period, but Pingry battled back to tie it up at the end of the second period. Stellar goaltending from Marcus Fabiunke and Kevin Parnham highlighted a busy third. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Middletown North 3 Wall 1 Larry Gearl broke a 1-1 tie with a goal right in front of the net in the second period to give Middletown North a Shore Conference win to start 2020. John Miranda had the game-tying goal and Bob Fitzgerald added an empty netter for the Lions (5-5-1). Sean Kiewe had the lone goal for the Crimson Knights. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World:
Watch Friday 9.27 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Three started with thrilling action all over the state. From overtime finishes to last-minute winners, Friday was a night to remember. Watch our JSZ Week 3 Friday Teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action! Bergen Catholic 23 Don Bosco Prep 17 In the 72nd meeting between these two North Jersey foes, it was Bergen Catholic getting the upper hand once again to secure their fourth consecutive win over Don Bosco Prep. The Crusaders rushed 49 times for 240 yards and two touchdowns while Amar Gist came through with the play of the night, a 47-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Phillipsburg 34 Ridge 28 (2OT) It was headlined by some as the Mid-State 38 game of the week and the matchup between undefeated teams Phillipsburg and Ridge definitely lived up to the hype. Despite falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter the Stateliners answered back with 21 points off three Matt Quetel touchdowns. After Ridge would force double overtime, Quetel would find the end zone a fourth and final time to help P-Burg get the win. He finished the day with 154 rushing yards on 34 attempts and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage! Shawnee 14 St. Augustine 7 (OT) The Renegades (4-0) rallied back down seven against the Hermits (1-3) on a night where points came at a premium. Wide receiver Nate Summerville made an incredible 26-yard touchdown catch to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. Both teams had a chance to win in regulation, but each would miss 32-yard field goals. In overtime, running back Jake Barnett punched it in to give the Renegades the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Williamstown 28 Lenape 21 Down 13-0 at the half, the Braves rallied in the second half to beat the Indians. Dougie Brown threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score to Mekhi Gamble with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Jon Wood caught a pair of touchdown passes in the victory. Brady Long connected with Connor Kennedy for two touchdowns for Lenape in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from fantastic game in Williamstown: Mater Dei Prep 35 Saint John Vianney 0 Malik Ingram had one of the most dominating performances of the 2019 season as the Mater Dei running back had 31 carries for 310 yards and 4 TD’s. The Seraphs solidified their spot as the top team in the Shore Conference. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from an incredible effort: Holmdel 17 Red Bank Regional 7 The Hornets put together long drives in the first and fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in handing RBR its first loss of the season. John Tomasulo capped off an 80-yard drive in the first quarter with a 15 yard TD run. After Jack Chamberlain hit AJ Abarno on a 33 yard TD run in the fourth to get the Bucs within 10-7, Holmdel capped off another long drive with a Cameron LaMountain TD run from five yards out. Both Holmdel TD drives took up over eight minutes of clock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is brought to you by the Law Offices of Lawrence Lutrell an RBR coverage is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Red Bank Catholic 21 Long Branch 7 After a scoreless first half, Red Bank Catholic’s offense exploded in the final 15 minutes of regulation to score three touchdowns and come away with a bounce-back win over Long Branch. Elijah Jules came up with yet another game-breaking run, dashing for 76 yards to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: Thanks to two loyal sponsors, JSZ was able to be at this Shore Conference showdown. Here’s a shoutout to the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness (RBC) and Rosario Realty (Long Branch) for being loyal sponsors.
Special Teams, Game-Winners and Deep Tosses Highlight JSZ Week 2 Top Play
Who wants the belt? We’ve got ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras that are up for this week’s Top Play. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winning play will get a visit from JSZ cameras at a mid-week practice and the presentation of the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch the Top Play nominees below and then cast your vote! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Hillsborough fans voted early and often as the Raiders secured the Week 1 JSZ Top Play belt for Thomas Amankwaa’s 49-yard touchdown catch against Bridgewater-Raritan.
Watch Friday 9.20 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two is well underway! JSZ has eight games from around New Jersey including a Shore Conference shocker, new turf at Phillipsburg, and an impressive win streak continues in South Jersey. Watch our Teaser to get a taste of the menu and scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction! Middletown South 29 Red Bank Catholic 7 Tyler Cuccia had three TD runs and the Eagles scored 26 unanswered points to score an upset win and their first win of the season. Chris Lotito had a key interception and threw a TD pass on the halfback option to Matt Krellin. JSZ has the highlights of a stunner out of the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness Red Bank Regional 21 Manasquan 7 Jack Chamberlain had a TD run and a 50-yard TD pass to AJ Abarno in the first half to pace the Bucs to a 3-0 mark in 2019. Manasquan blocked a field goal and returned it to the 10-yard line setting up their only score of the game, but David Hicks responded with an 83-yard kickoff return to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Rumson-Fair Haven 49 Long Branch 20 John Volker scored three touchdowns in the first half including a 65-yard catch on a short pass as the Bulldogs rebounded from a 14-3 loss to Wall with an offensive explosion at home against Long Branch. Jermaine Corbett scored all three Long Branch TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Shawnee 31 Hammonton 8 The defending South Jersey Group 4 champion Renegades improved to (3-0) with a convincing victory over the Blue Devils. Jake Barnett rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win, with Tom Rebstock and Jaylen Horsley rushing for scores as well. Shawnee also moved the ball well through the air, as Matt Welsey connected with Nate Sommerville and Dom Frigiola for big plays. Kyle Vandever caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Barts for Hammonton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Ridge 31 Bridgewater-Raritan 14 Ridge started off the 2019 season 2-0 following a 31-14 win over crosstown rival Bridgewater-Raritan. The Red Devils were able to take a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter after two touchdowns from wide receiver Cameron Lloyd. In the second half Lloyd would also catch a 56 yard pass from quarterback Brendan Bell for a third TD. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! Ridgewood 20 Irvington 6 After starting 2-0 on the season, the Irvington Blue Knights hit a Maroon-colored roadblock Friday night. Ridgewood played suffocating defense throughout the game as they built a 20-0 lead behind two rushing touchdowns from Jack Wittmaack. Irvington did find the endzone in the fourth quarter one but it proved too late. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Irvington: Haddonfield 28 Cinnaminson 0 The Bulldogs improve to (3-0) and extend its state-best 20-game win streak with a dominant victory over the Pirates. Haddonfield’s defense put on a stellar performance holding Cinnaminson to just 26 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Jack Narducci threw for 124 yards and three touchdowns, all to senior wideout Kyle Garstkiewicz, in the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Cinnaminson: Coverage of Cinnaminson and Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Phillipsburg 37 Hunterdon Central 14 The Phillipsburg Stateliners began the newest era at Maloney Stadium with a bang. In their first home game since new turf was installed during the offseason, P’Burg made a statement. All three phases of the team were tough, highlighted by Matt Quetel’s 212-yard, four-touchdown game. JSZ has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Hockey Games of 2018-19
It was a great year on the ice in New Jersey. From Don Bosco’s breakthrough at the Rock to great rivalries, our year in review series continues with the ten most viewed games from New Jersey high school hockey! #10: Middletown North 3 Middletown South 3 – Mayor’s Cup For the second straight year, the Mayor’s Cup ends in a tie. The Middletown North/Middletown South ice rivalry makes another appearance in our top ten! #9: Middletown North 2 Marlboro 1 – Dowd Cup Semifinal Anything can happen in the post-season as Middletown North handed Marlboro its first loss of the season with a shocker in the Shore Conference’s Dowd Cup Semifinals: #8: Don Bosco Prep 4 Gloucester Catholic 1 – Non-Public State Semifinal Before the Ironmen won their state championship at the Rock, they needed to get past a hot goalie and a dangerous sniper from Gloucester Catholic #7: Summit 6 Chatham 2 – Public “C” State Championship Summit made it back to back state titles at the Rock with another fantastic performance on the big stage #6: Ridge 4 Randolph 1 – Public “B” State Championship Alex Konovalov showed why he was one of New Jersey’s most dangerous scorers with a three-point game at the home of the NHL Devils to give the Red Devils a state title #5: Don Bosco Prep 5 Delbarton 3 – Gordon Cup Final TJ Schweighardt’s hat trick gave the Ironmen their first big title of the season with one more on the way #4: Middletown North 5 Middletown South 3 An opening night tradition unlike any other. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better atmosphere than the battle of Middletown to start the hockey season. Middletown Ice World is always over capacity and last November it was Chris Repmann stealing the show with a four-goal night #3: Don Bosco Prep 6 Bergen Catholic 3 The Ironmen/Crusaders rivalry extends beyond the football gridiron. Liam McLinskey got his first career hat trick in this December Gordon Cup showdown: #2: Don Bosco 3 Delbarton 1 – Non-Public State Championship The Don Bosco Prep hockey program has produced some incredible players and winning teams but was always missing that elusive state title. That all changed in 2019 when the Ironmen secured its first state championship: #1: Morris Knolls 6 Hillsborough 1 – Public “A” State Championship Sean Murray was electric at the Rock scoring four times to give golden-haired Morris Knolls a state title Devils Shoutout! The New Jersey Devils and Jersey Sports Zone teamed up for the second straight year to honor great high school hockey performances all season long. We had the top five goals of each month honored at the Rock during a Devils home game featuring a meet and greet with a player and our top 5 plays on the scoreboard during the second intermission.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-2020 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras from the 2018-2019 season. We continue this series with girls soccer. #10 St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Non-Public B Final Rutgers commit, Julianne Leskauskas, scores the lone goal for St. Rose, giving them the 2018 Sectional win. #9 Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 CJG4 Semifinals Emmi DeNovellis scores the lone goal in overtime, and the Knights walked away with the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal win. #8 Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central’s Corinna Zullo finishes with two goals and one assist. Emily Mason scores one goal and one assist. #7 Toms River North 1 Red Bank Catholic 0 – Shore Conference Tournament Alexa Peto scores the game-winning goal against Red Bank Catholic in the 28th minute. #6 Governor Livingston 1 Delsea 0 – Group 2 Semifinal Allie Post scores the lone goal for Governor Livingston, giving them the Group 2 Semifinal victory. #5 Middletown North 3 St. John Vianney 2 Katelyn Reid scores the game-winning goal with 16 seconds left in the game. #4 Eastern 1 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 – Group 4 Championships Kelli McGroarty scores the lone goal with a header in the 76th minute. #3 Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) – Group 3 Semifinal Reagan Klarkmann scores the Golden Goal in overtime. #2 Middletown North 3 Middletown South 1 The Middletown South Eagles lead 1-0 going into the second half. But, the Middletown North Lions score three goals in the second half, walking away with the win. #1 Ramapo 3 Northern Highlands 2 (2OT) The Ramapo Raiders upset the #1 Nationally Ranked Northern Highlands Highlanders in double overtime!
Watch Wednesday 5.22 JSZ Boys Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The boys lacrosse playoffs continue to heat up and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with some of the hottest finishes from around the state! Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! (5) Don Bosco Prep 11 (4) Bergen Catholic 10 – Non-Public A Quarterfinal Don Bosco Prep had revenge on their minds — the Ironmen lost a 7-6 heartbreaker to Bergen Catholic in early April. That left Don Bosco seeking revenge, and it was exacted by freshman Koleton Marquis when he scored the game-winning goal with only :14 seconds remaining in regulation to push Don Bosco Prep into the sectional semifinals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from a wild game in Oradell: (4) Westfield 6 (1) Ridge 5 – Group 4 North Semifinal No. 19 Westfield advanced to the North Jersey Group 4 Final with a 6-5 upset victory over No. 4 Ridge. The Blue Devils took a 4-0 lead at halftime thanks to a hat trick from Brown University commit Devon McLane in the first two quarters. However, despite another score from McLane in the second half, it was Ridge playing aggressor as they answered back with three goals to tie the game at 5-5 late in the fourth quarter. It was then Jake Engelke found net for a go-ahead score with 4:50 remaining to give Westfield the win. The Blue Devils will take on No. 9 Hunterdon Central in the Title Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! (3) Shawnee 7 (2) Ocean City 6 – Group 3 South Semifinal Yale commit Chris Lyons led a balanced attack for the No. 13 Renegades, finishing with two goals and two assists. David Giordano and Gavyn Wilson also scored two goals apiece in the victory. Andrew Goldstein made 14 saves to key the win as well. Marty Cattie led the No. 12 Red Raiders with two goals in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Shawnee advances to face top-seeded Moorestown in the sectional title game on Saturday: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. #2 Somerville 14 #6 Hopewell Valley 7 – South Group 2 Semifinal The #2 Somerville Pioneers defeated the #6 Hopewell Valley Bulldogs 14-7 on Wednesday, advancing to the South Group 2 Semifinals. Ryan Pierson scored the game-high with five goals. Steven Dupras hit 100 career points, and scored the second highest number of goals with four. TJ Sanchez scored three goals. The Pioneers will face #1 Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday for the South Jersey Group 2 Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Somerville: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Hopewell Valley! (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 16 (4) Allentown 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Luke Devlin scored six goals as RFH scored 11 straight goals in the second and third quarter to give the Bulldogs a spot in the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Somerville this Saturday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Allentown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (Rumson-Fair Haven) for allowing us to bring you state lacrosse playoff highlights!
Immaculata Wins Somerset County Crown in 12 Inning Marathon
It might have taken twelve innings, four hours and six minutes and 370 pitches but Immaculata yet again reigns supreme in Somerset County. Junior Ryan Kabus stepped up with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning and delivered a bloop single to shallow right field for the walk-off hit in a 6-5 win over Ridge. Kabus also pitched seven innings and tossed over 100 pitches to become the winning pitcher, as well. The win gives Immaculata their 14th Somerset County trophy in program history. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from TD Bank Park in Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Immaculata baseball is proudly brought to you by Diamond Nation!
Watch Saturday 5.11 JSZ County Tournament Lacrosse Highlights
It’s championship Saturday in New Jersey high school lacrosse! We’ve got the championship games from the Shore Conference and Somerset finals on both the boys and girls side. Enjoy the coverage! Manasquan 12 CBA 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final The Warriors busted open a 4-4 game with seven straight goals to win its third consecutive Shore Confrence Tournament title. Canyon Birch scored five goals to lead the way giving him 97 for his senior season. NJ’s all-time leading lax scorer stands at 491 career points heading into the state playoffs. James Pendergist had three goals and two assists as the Warriors reach 17-0 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Ridge 15 Montgomery 9 – Somerset County Tournament Boys Final Ridge’s recipe for success might be odd, but it sure does work. The Red Devils partake in some spirited intra-squad trash talking during their games and it sure works, evidenced by their 15-9 win over Montgomery in the Somerset County finale. Chris Crapanzano and Jake Hoffman each scored four times in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game interviews from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Montgomery is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Red Bank Catholic 6 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final RFH used six diferent scorers in a balanced attack to hold off the Caseys and win a remarkable seventh straight Shore Conference title. RFH has won 119 straight games against conference foes. Sophomore Chase Boyle had two goals and two assists in the win. Cassie James and Sophia Passalaqua also hit the two goal mark for the 19-2 Bulldogs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and allowing us to capture championship moments! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you buy Playa Bowls in Red Bank Bridgewater-Raritan 18 Pingry 8 – Somerset County Tournament Girls Final The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers took home their fifth straight County Title trophy on Saturday afternoon defeating the Pingry Big Blue 18-8. The Panthers took the lead early on in the first half, and the Big Blue tied the game with less than ten minutes left in the half. But the Panthers found their momentum again in the second half, scoring ten goals. James Madison University commit Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. Marquette commit Lizzy Escudero added four goals with Wesleyan commit Madi Bray scoring three goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Bridgewater: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
Ridge Battles Back Late to Score Comeback Win over Moorestown
Ridge has proven time and time again this season they’re a true force to be reckoned with on the lacrosse field. However, it was the Red Devils who were tested throughout Thursday evening when they battled back late in the second-half to top Moorestown in an out-of-conference showdown. Senior Mike Zima led all scorers with five points (3 G, 2 A) and was the catalyst to Ridge (12-1) scoring seven goals in the final 15 minutes to snag the win on home turf. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Basking Ridge: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Moorestown athletics is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance!
Watch Wednesday 4.24 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ takes you on a ride to lacrosse games in three regions of the state for some mid-week action. Watch all the highlights below, including the Ridgewood girls sending a message across the country by beating one of the top teams in America; Ridge notching a big Skyland Conference win; St. Joe’s (Mont.) ending an undefeated record; and Ocean City putting up double-digit goals once more. Enjoy! No. 2 Ridgewood 12 No. 1 Moorestown 8 – Girls The No. 1 and No. 2 Girls Lacrosse teams in the state of New Jersey met on Wednesday night for the first time since the T of C final round last season, in which the Moorestown Quakers came out on top. However, Wednesday night called for a different victor. The Maroons put in eight goals in just the first half, as the Quakers put in just two. Notre Dame commit, Jackie Wolak, was the star for Ridgewood tonight, scoring three goals and two assists. Lafayette commit, Marley Scala, Villanova commit, Keely Bennett, and Lehigh commit, Annie McCarthy, each scored two goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Ridgewood: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown! No. 4 Ridge 11 Bridgewater-Raritan 2 – Boys A packed crowed gathered in Bridgewater as the Panthers hosted No. 4 Ridge for a Skyland Conference cross division showdown. Both teams came out hitting hard to keep the game scoreless after one quarter. In the second Ridge got to work thanks to goals from Sean Everson and Jake Hoffman. That would prove to be what the Red Devils needed as they would eventually go up 8-1 entering the fourth. Everson finished a pair of scores while Hoffman had four goals on the day. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! St. Joe’s (Mont.) 8 Wayne Hills 6 – Boys St. Joe’s (Mont.) used a balanced offensive attack with five different goal scorers to put an end to Wayne Hills’ undefeated record this season. Frankie Monte, Troy Santise and Ryan Stefanik all scored twice in this game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: No. 18 Ocean City 11 Mainland 6 – Boys The Red Raiders earned the inside track toward a Cape Atlantic League title with a win over their rivals. Jake Schneider led the way with three goals in the win. Anthony Inserra and Trent Laveson each scored a pair of goals for Ocean City. Patrick Taylor scored two goals for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Linwood:
Watch Tuesday 4.23 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ is bringing you two top-notch girls lacrosse games from Tuesday morning and Tuesday night. Check out a Shore Conference showdown as well as a Skyland Conference matchup between two NJ Top 20 teams! No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 15 Red Bank Regional 6 – Girls Lacrosse The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs improved their overall record to 10-2, defeating the Red Bank Regional Bucs on Tuesday morning during a Ridge Road showdown. Monmouth University commit, Cassie James, scored the game-high with four goals. Chase Boyle and UC Boulder commit, Jordan Johnson, scored three goals each as well. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsors! Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven! Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional! No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 17 No. 13 Ridge 6 – Girls Lacrosse The Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers dominated on Tuesday night, picking up their ninth win of the season against Ridge. Franklin and Marshall commit, Madison Bray, scored the game-high with five goals. James Madison commit, Tai Jankowski, scored the second highest with four goals. Marquette commit, Lizzy Escudero, and American University commit, Sadie Herman, each scored three goals as well. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Basking Ridge: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
Watch Friday 4.12 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Friday night baseball takes the JSZ team around the Garden State. Holy Spirit and Buena battled to the end in South Jersey, Ridge gets a pitching gem for a home win over Phillipsburg, CBA breaks out the bats and a shutout from Evan Mahns, plus Lawrence and Steinert can’t settle a winner. Holy Spirit 7 Buena 6 Steven Petrosh hit a solo home run to break a 6-6 tie in the bottom of the sixth inning. Petrosh went 3-4 in the game. Jimmy Pasquale, Shane Solari, JJ Spots and Brandon Castellini also drove in runs for the Spartans in the win. Juice Del Valle drove in a pair of runs for the Chiefs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League United Division showdown: Steinert 6 Lawrence 6 It’s not everyday you need with an anomaly like a baseball game ending in a tie, for Lawrence it’s the second time this season they’ve known this dissatisfying feeling. Friday’s matchup Colonial Valley Conference division matchup saw eight lead changes and nine innings, yet it still wasn’t enough to decide a winner. Lawrence took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning before Steinert would eventually go ahead 4-3 in the fourth. The slug fest would continue into extra innings and after the Spartans tied the game in the bottom of the ninth officials claimed it would be too dark to finish. Junior Chris Nevius finished with 3 RBI’s for Lawrence. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrence and Steinert coverage! CBA 7 Freehold Boro 0 Evan Mahns throws a complete game shutout for his first varsity win and Pat Reilly’s solo blast highlights a balanced CBA offensive attack in a home win. Mason Wolff had a pair of hits and two RBI’s in the victory. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference baseball Thanks to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Freehold Boro Colonials Ridge 3 Phillipsburg 0 Cooper Bobowicz didn’t care about the rainy and wet conditions when he was on the hill. “Coop” threw a gem against the Stateliners, going seven shutout innings with nine strikeouts on only 93 pitches. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and postgame reaction from Basking Ridge: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg athletics all year long is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first 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 (email@example.com) South (firstname.lastname@example.org) Central (email@example.com) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
JSZ Honors All-State Hockey Team, Sedlak wins Player of the Year Honors
The New Jersey Devils and Jersey Sports Zone hosted the second annual JSZ Hockey Banquet at the Prudential Center. Thanks to our partnership with the Devils, our All-State players and their families watched our All-Zone presentation followed by watching the Devils 3-1 win over the Sabres at The Rock! Tyler Sedlak wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward committed to play Division I hockey at Holy Cross just one day prior to winning JSZ’s top hockey honor. Sedlak scored 40 goals in the Gordon Conference and helped lead the Ironmen to their first ever state championship on the ice. He follows his former teammate and best friend Mickey Burns as the first two winners of the award. JSZ’s Mike Frankel caught up with the winner at our Hockey Banquet in Newark: JSZ Player of the Year Balloting Thanks to the 29 coaches and media members for casting their vote for our Player of the Year. Each vote is counted equally, with 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd Coaches: Greg Toskos – Don Bosco, Bruce Shatel – Delbarton, Tom Bunting – Gloucester Catholic, Ryan Bogan – CBA, Rich McLaughlin – Randolph, Mick Messemer – Saint John Vianney, Chris Tommins – Hillsborough, Scott Garrow – Pingry, Anthony Matarazzo – Rumson-Fair Haven, Tony Nemati – Middletown South, Brandon Herr – Chatham, Don Wood – Middletown North, Mike Celano – Freehold Township, Mike Atkinson – Seton Hall Prep, Tim Fingerhut – Saint Augustine Prep, Tom Keough – Bergen Catholic, Jerry Minter – Monroe, Joe Pelliccio – Central Regional, Ryan Brown – Pope John, Larry Mahurter – St. Joe-Montvale Media: Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Madison Bess – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ, Hockey Clan, Morris-Sussex Hockey Report, Andrew Koob – NJ.com, Brian Bobal – NJ.com, Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Tyler SedlakDon Bosco Prep136152 Liam McLinskeyDon Bosco Prep45527 Mike BalzarottiDelbarton07721 Jude KurtasHillsborough32418 Alex KonovalovRidge22313 TJ SchweigardtDon Bosco Prep31213 Dom GarozzoGloucester Catholic1116 John GuttSaint John Vianney0113 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Brett Cleaves, DelbartonDamien Carfagna, Don Bosco PrepTom Colucci, Seton Hall PrepTyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 JSZ Player of the Year Marcus Fabiunke, RidgeLogan Heroux, CBAKyle Contessa, CBA Matt Schoer, Pope JohnBrendan Karnish, Saint Augustine PrepJames Falivene, DelbartonLiam McLInskey, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 Finalist Max Schwarz, Don Bosco PrepTJ Schweigardt, Don Bosco PrepSam Fishteyn, MonroeMike Balzarotti, Delbarton, 2019 Finalist Ronan Hickey, RFH - JSZ Save of the YearSean Vlasich, Northern HighlandsMatt Franzoni, ManasquanJude Kurtas, Hillsborough, 2019 Finalist Mike Franzoni, Manasquan Anthony Galante, Marlboro Dom Garozzo, Gloucester Catholic John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Alex Konovalov, Ridge Nick LaBianca, Jackson Liberty Sean Murray, Morris Knolls Tom Pryymak, Summit Dave Renzulli, Madison Jason Siedem, Madison Steven Spetz, Pope John Greg Spitznagel, Summit Aidan Trainor, Princeton Max Williams, Delbarton Jason Wolff, Hillsborough JT Zangara, Randolph Matt Zdanowicz, Saint Peter's Prep
Watch NJSIAA Hockey State Finals
Believe it or not, but we’re now at the end of the 2018-2019 New Jersey high school hockey season. We hit the ice once more — this time at the Prudential Center — to crown four teams as state champions. Stay tuned throughout the night as we post highlights of every single state championship! Ridge 4 Randolph 1 – Public “B” State Final Alex Konovalov had the go-ahead goal and added two assists to give the Red Devils their third hockey state championship. Luke Rich scored the final two goals and Blake Loges scored the opener. Marcus Fabiunke made some key saves in the second period with the score knotted at one and finished with 25 stops. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Prudential Center: Summit 6 Chatham 2 – Public “C” State Final Let the celebration begin in Summit! The Hilltoppers won their second-straight state title after a dominant performance over Chatham in a rematch of last year’s title game. Summit goalie Nikita Pryymak had 38 saves and Greg Spitznagel led all scorers with a pair of tallies. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Morris Knolls 6 Hillsborough 1 – Public “A” State Final Sean Murray scored four goals and Jacob Walsh assisted on each one of them and Ty Franchi was stellar in goal with 30 stops to give the second seed the Public “A” state championship. Morris Knolls broke open a scoreless game with four straight goals over a six minute span in the second period. Jude Kurtas scored his 57th goal in a losing effort to make it 4-1, but Murray lit the lamp two more times to seal the championship. JSZ has the highlights and spirited post-game reaction on the ice at the home of the NJ Devils Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics all season long! Don Bosco Prep 3 Delbarton 1 – Non-Public State Final History has been made. After a 54-year drought, Don Bosco Prep captured its first state title in school history to complete the most accomplished hockey team to play for the Ramsey-based private school. Liam McLinskey was the spark plug the Ironmen needed, as he came up with a pair of goals to lead all scorers. Goalie Max Schwarz also had 19 saves in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and extensive post-game reaction:
Watch Wednesday 2.27 JSZ Hockey Semifinals Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you state hockey playoff coverage from the NJSIAA Public A, B, and C Semifinals. We’ve got highlights of five teams punching their ticket to the Prudential Center and Monday’s state championship. We’ve got you covered with all the games from Codey Arena and Mennen Arena on Wednesday night! (2) Morris Knolls 4 (6) Paramus 1 – Public A Semifinals Morris Knolls advanced to Public A Tournament Finals with an impressive 4-1 victory over Paramus. The Eagles fell behind early in the second period but scored to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the third. Morris Knolls would then tack on three unanswered goals from Jason Miesegaes, Kieran Regen and Tikhon Ryerson in the final period to set a date with top seeded Hillsborough at the Prudential Center for the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: (1) Hillsborough 4 (4) Wayne 2 – Public A Semifinals The Hillsborough Raiders defeated the Wayne Knights 4-2 on Wednesday night, punching their ticket to the Public A Final at the Prudential Center. This is Hillsborough Hockey’s first time advancing to a state final in program history. The Raiders took the lead early on after Mike LoRicco scored less than two minutes into the game. Jude Kurtas, Jason Wolff and Mike Panchery also scored goals for Hillsborough. The Raiders will face-off against #2 Morris Knolls on Mar. 4 at the Prudential Center. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Morristown: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough! (2) Ridge 2 (3) Westfield 1 (OT) – Public B Semifinals Alex Konovalov scored on a deflection from a Ty Eberle shot from the point 9:38 into overtime to give Ridge a spot in the Public B state championship. Luke Rich broke a scoreless tie in the third period to give Ridge a 1-0 lead, but Westfield forced overtime thanks to a goal from Thomas Conrod with only 1:47 left on the clock. Both goalies were outstanding. CJ Perry had 36 stops for Westfield and Ridge’s Marcus Fabiunke made a stellar 42 saves. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Codey Arena: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for his support of Westfield Athletics on Jersey Sports Zone (4) Summit 8 (9) Ramsey 1 – Public C Semifinals The Hilltoppers are fixing to repeat. Summit is heading back to the Public C state championship game after being powered by two-goal games from Luc Radice, Greg Spitznagel and Davis Strabley in a blowout win against Ramsey. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: (1) Randolph 5 (4) Middletown South 0 – Public B Semifinals It was a three-point performance from star junior JT Zangara that fueled Randolph’s shutout win against Middletown South in the state semifinals. The Rams head back to the championship game and look for some hardware after last year’s loss to Northern Highlands. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Middletown South athletics is proudly brought to you by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury.
Arjun’s Faceoff: Hillsborough Youngster Fighting Cancer With Hockey
Arjun Jain is not your typical hockey brawler. Instead of being a fourth-liner who drops his gloves, Jain is a centerman battling the biggest faceoff of his life. The 10-year-old Hillsborough native and ultra-hockey enthusiast has recently reached the 100-day mark in his fight against Leukemia. To support and honor his fight, the Hillsborough Raiders are dedicating their 2018-2019 season to him. Jersey Sports Zone’s Jay Cook has the story on a young man who knows how hockey and his hometown team will help him win this battle: Sponsor Shoutout! Do you enjoy great features like this from Jersey Sports Zone? Then thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They’re one of JSZ’s most loyal sponsors and the reason we’re able to tell stories just like this.
Watch JSZ Playoff Football Highlights from 11.10
A full plate of Saturday high school football playoff games. We;ve got the headline-grabbing game of the day as Mater Dei Prep stuns DePaul Catholic plus RBC punches their ticket to MetLife Stadium, the RFH-RBR rivalry and Cinnaminson/Manasquan goes down to the wire, and many more games from around New Jersey. The JSZ has a total of 12 Saturday playoff games to go along with our 9 games from Friday night. Watch our teaser and then scroll below to watch all the action: Mater Dei Prep 28 DePaul Catholic 23 | Non-Public Group 3 Semifinal Call it whatever you want, but those in attendance Saturday night in Wayne might say this was the game of the year. Mater Dei Prep’s offense did not falter in the fourth quarter as Rob McCoy and Clarence Lewis connected on a 29-yard TD pass with less than two minutes to go. With DePaul at the 2 yard line on the last play, Mater Dei’s Tahaj Parland made a leaping deflection to seal the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from this heart pounding last-second thriller: Red Bank Catholic 27 Pope John 0 | Non-Public Group 3 Semifinal Red Bank Catholic’s defense produced six sacks and an interception and the Caseys O-Line paved the way for three rushing touchdowns to give RBC a spot in the state finals for the first time since 2014. Billy Guidetti, Steve Cmielewski and Steve Lubischer all scored on the ground and Kevin Bauman caught a 41 yard TD pass to close out the scoring. It will be an All-Shore Conference championship game when RBC takes on Mater Dei Prep. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday night football in Red Bank: A special thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the RBC Caseys Bergen Catholic 42 Seton Hall Prep 6 | Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinal No. 1 in the NJ Top 20 Bergen Catholic picked up its seventh win in a row with a 42-6 victory over Seton Hall Prep in the Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinals. The Crusaders opened the game with an 88 yard kick off return from Jordan Morant and two touchdowns from Garrett Cody gave them a comfortable lead heading into the second half. University of Nebraska commit Rahmir Johnson added a touchdown along with 129 rushing yards. Bergen Catholic will face Don Bosco in the semifinal round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage! Long Branch 47 Brick Memorial 14 | Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Jermaine Corbett had 23 carries for 314 yards and 5 total TD’s to give the Green Wave a spot in the sectional finals for a second straight year. Brick Memorial took a 14-13 lead with :35 seconds left in the second quarter before Marc Dennis fired a 37 yard TD pass to Niles Montgomery with just one second remaining in the half. That gave the Green Wave a 20-14 halftime lead and Corbett dominated the third quarter with TD runs of 29, 58 and 39 yards. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance on Saturday afternoon: Thanks to Rosario Realty for allowing us to get so many great Long Branch Green Wave highlights all year long! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Red Bank Regional 9 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinal Collin Coles threw a pair of touchdown passes and Keegan Woods made a game-clinching interception with 1:12 to go to give the Bulldogs a 6th straight trip to the sectional finals and a rematch with the Somerville Pioneers. RBR rallied from 14-0 down with a Makai Mickens five-yard TD run and a Nick Ferrogine blocked punt safety, but Woods sealed the win with the pick. JSZ has the highlights from the Battle of Ridge Road: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs. Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we can bring you so many great highlights and feature from Red Bank Regional High Somerville 31 Holmdel 20 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinal For the second time all season, the Somerville Pioneers trailed their opponent at halftime. The Holmdel Hornets led 14-10 and looked sharp in the first half, but in the second Duke McDuffie lead his team to a comeback victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Phillipsburg 21 Cranford 0 | North 2 Group 4 Sectional Semifinal After a slow start in the first quarter, Jack Stagaard and Joe Green came through for the Liners during this sectional semifinal game. Stagaard was 17-24 with 264 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, while Green had 21 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club! Summit 51 Montville 14 | North 2 Group 3 Semifinal Max Jackson and Joe Lusardi combined for 403 yards rushing and five scores on the ground as the Hilltoppers dominated on the way to the North 2 Group 3 finals. Summit will host Rahway next Saturday for the North 2 Group 3 championship. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday afternoon in Summit: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Piscataway 40 Ridge 13 | North 2 Group 5 Semifinals Juwon Jackson to yet another win again this season as the Chiefs trounced the Ridge defense for 369 yards on the ground. Piscataway will be at home next weekend when Union City comes to town. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights: Manasquan 14 Cinnaminson 7 – Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals Canyon Birch’s 2-yard TD run with 2:12 to go was the game winner as Manasquan will face top seed Hillside in the Central Jersey Group 2 championship next Saturday. The game featured two outstanding defensive performances. JSZ has the highlights from a game that went down to the wire: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. Penns Grove 17 Buena 6 | South Jersey Group 1 Tyreke Brown’s nickname really should be “Mr. Do-It-All.” Brown was the only Penns Grove player to find paydirt Saturday as the Red Devils advance into the SJG1 tournament. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Salem 15 Gateway 0 | South Jersey Group 1 Jamael opened the scoring up with a bang Saturday, taking a quarterback-keeper for 80 yards early in the game. Salem’s defense also buckled down as they gobbled up five sacks. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights:
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 Football Highlights from 10.19
Week Seven of NJ high school football brings us an instant classic between Red Bank Catholic and Rumson-Fair Haven, Don Bosco Prep breaking through with a win at DePaul, plus the Piscataway/Sayreville showdown. We bring you 10 games of action from all over the state under the Friday Night LIghts! Watch our teaser video that recaps our coverage and scroll below to watch our highlights and post-game reaction: Red Bank Catholic 14 Rumson-Fair Haven 13 Jaden Key blocked an extra point with 2:50 to go in the 4th quarter that proved to be the deciding factor in an epic matchup between two of the best in the Shore Conference. RBC had a 14-0 lead in the first half on two Steve Lubischer TD passes, but RFH rallied with two Alex Maldjian TD runs late in the fourth. The final three minutes featured so many twists and turns that ultimately led to Collin Coles missing a 42-yard field goal for the win as time expired. This is a must-see game and JSZ has all the big moments from Rumson: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ”s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven and Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great RBC coverage all season long! Don Bosco Prep 59 DePaul Catholic 28 Junior running backs Kyle Monangai and Jalen Berger combined for 483 rushing yards and eight touchdowns en route to a dominant win against North Jersey foe DePaul Catholic. Monangai carried for 287 and five scores while Berger finished with 196 yards and three trips to the endzone. It’s the first win for second-year head coach Mike Teel against a “Big 6” North Jersey football program. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights form Don Bosco Prep’s statement victory in Wayne: Piscataway 27 Sayreville 6 The battle of two undefeated Greater Middlesex Conference teams did not disappoint. Piscataway was yet again paced by star tailback Juwon Jackson, who ran for 188 yards and two touchdowns. The Chiefs also had a pair of pick-six’s in this game to help secure the win. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from this GMC clash: Phillipsburg 21 Ridge 7 | 2x Mid-State-Delaware Division Champs In Phillipsburg’s final regular season game, the Stateliners handed the Ridge Red Devils their first loss of the season. Junior running back, Bobby Coury, made his big debut in the first half scoring twice for the Liners and leading his team to a 21-7 victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you! Check them out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for your continued support! Cinnaminson 28 Ewing 13 In this WJFL Patriot Division matchup Cinnaminson closed out their regular season schedule with a dominating defensive performance against Ewing. The Pirates forced 10 turnovers and allowed just 29 rushing yards. On offense they were led by star running back Rashad Raymond who rushed for 120 yards and had three touchdowns in the first half. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing coverage! Coverage of Cinnaminson brought to you by NJM Insurance Group! Red Bank Regional 19 Monmouth Regional 0 Makai Mickens ran for 184 yards and a TD to reach the 1,000 yard plateau as the Bucs improve to 6-1 with a shutout win against the Falcons. JSZ has the highlights from one of the most improved football team’s in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monmouth Regional is made possible by Monmouth Building Center and Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we have brought you so many great moments from Red Bank Regional’s breakthrough 2018 season! Saint John Vianney 9 Middletown South 0 Kavon Chambers broke a scoreless tie in the 4th quarter with a 75-yard TD run and Paul Liseno added a safety to give the Lancers a big road win at Middletown South snapping the Eagles five game win streak. JSZ has the highlights from the Swamp and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone can bring you the Middletown South/SJV battle thanks to great sponsors. Thanks to BCB-Bayshore (SJV) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for supporting your hometown teams! Toms River North 48 Toms River East 7 Jake Kazanowsky threw five touchdowns to top 1000 yards passing in 2018 as the Mariners rolled to a crosstown win to improve to 5-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Delsea 38 Cedar Creek 16 Delsea senior running back and Harvard commit Aidan Borguet again played out of his mind, rushing for 226 yards and four touchdowns in a controlling victory over Cedar Creek in the WJFL. Delsea has now strung together three straight wins and is undefeated so far through October. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has everything you need: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone wants to thank NJM Insurance for being a loyal sponsor and supporting our coverage of so many South Jersey schools. West Deptford 28 Deptford 21 West Deptford continued on their path of solid play in the WJFL with a crosstown win over Deptford. Senior tailback Ken Lim had the highlight of the evening with a wild leap into the endzone that put West Deptford up big at halftime. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Vote now for Week 5 JSZ “Game Balls”
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Four 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. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) 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 Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 5 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 5 Highlights
Top Performers from Week 4 up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote NOW
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Four 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. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) 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 Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 4 Highlights
40 nominees vie for JSZ Week Two Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two 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 midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Watch JSZ. 9.13 Girls Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you four games from around the state as we feature Thursday NJ girls soccer highlights Princeton Day 3 Hun 2 The Panthers wiped out a 2-0 deficit with three unanswered goals highlighted by Charlotte Meyercord’s right foot blast from long range. Bryanna Worthy scored the first two goals of the game to give Hun a 2-0 lead, but Princeton Day cut the lead in half on a Vanessa Devin goal off the corner. Jules Romano scored from 25 yards out to make it a 3-2 game and Meyercord was a few yards further back from that spot on the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Princeton Day and the Hun School! Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central is now 4-0-1 with four shutout wins. Ava Gillikin & Rutgers defensive commit, Emily Mason, are dominating Skyland Conference offenses! Corinna Zullo was the standout offensive player today for Central though with two goals and an assist. Check out highlights of Hunterdon Central’s win over Ridge now: Middletown South 1 Freehold Boro 0 Emily McCarthy’s rebound off a corner kick in the second half was the only goal of the game as the Eagles improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has Shore Conference highlights from Middletown: Thanks to our great sponsors who allow us to bring you great high school highlights and features. Monmouth Building Center is our Middletown South sponsor and Playa Bowls at the Freehold Raceway Mall has signed on to give us coverage of the Freehold Boro Colonials all year long No. 3 Allentown 1 Hopewell Valley 0 Allentown begins 2018 2-0 after a tough game with Colonial Valley Conference Rival Hopewell Valley. The No. 3 Red Birds for behind an Olivia Denney goal midway through the first half to maintain a 1-0 lead through 80 minutes of play. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! We look forward to bringing you both Red Bird and Bulldog highlights all year long!
Watch JSZ 9.11 Soccer Highlights
Last week it was the heat, this week it’s the rain. Soccer teams from around the state weathered through rainy and windy conditions Tuesday as JSZ cameras caught the action. Check out the soccer highlights: Westfield 1 Cranford 0 (2 OT) Deven Caherly’s golden goal with 5:25 remaining in the second overtime period gives Westfield its first win of 2018. Brian Hinkel’s cross from the right wing arrived on the left foot of Evan Meade who one-timed a pass to Caherly who had a wide open net from a couple of feet out. Watch JSZ’s highlights and a post-game interview with the golden goal scorer: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils all year long. Gill St. Bernard’s 5 Ridge 0 Gill St. Bernard’s got their first win of the year on the road against the Ridge Red Devils. The return of the Knights’ deadly attack will be a concern for all competitors this season, but will the Knights have as much success as last year now that they play at the Group 4 level? Check out today’s highlights and judge for yourself: Pingry 4 Bridgewater-Raritan 1 The Pingry Big Blue prevailed with a 4-1 win over Bridgewater-Raritan in a rematch of the Somerset County Tournament finals from last year. Pranav Jha led the way with two second half goals to secure the win. Check out the highlights: Double Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ wants to thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. and Total Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine for their coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. They’re the reason we’ll be able to cover BR athletics all year long. Elizabeth 4 Summit 0 The Minutemen busted open a scoreless game at the half with four second-half goals to win its opening game. JSZ has the highlights:
The 6th Annual Basilone Bowl a Complete Success!
Don’t know what the Basilone Bowl is? Check out the video below for details concerning how this all-star game started, and what it represents! Leathernecks 21 Devil Dogs 3 – Tyler Boatwright of Hillsborough named MVP Teams: LEATHERNECKS 1-Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook, OL/DL 2-Reese Clark, Montgomery, FS 3-Nigel Wilson, Bound Brook, TE 2-Steven Garcia, Manville, RB/OLB 4-Noah Quick, Hillsborough, SS 5-Charles Amankwaa, Hillsborough, DB/RB 6-Matt Moore, Hillsborough, QB 6-Marcus Burnside, Somerville, WR/DB 7-Jared Pershyn, Delaware Valley, OLB 9-Isaiah Black, Hillsborough, LB/S 9-Nick Firth, Manville, P/RB 10-Shane Demeter, Manville, FS 11-Justin Brown, Hillsborough, WR/S 11-Joey Beljan, Delaware Valley, OLB/TE 13-Joseph LePoidevin, Bound Brook, WR 16-Ryan Gogerty, Ridge, DB/WR 17-Kyle Kuminski, Montgomery. SS/WR 20-Dylan Whitenight, Manville, TE/LB 22-Tyler Boatwright, Hillsborough, RB 29-R.J. Milligan, Ridge, RB 43-Will Keller, Montgomery, CB 44-Christian Boyle, Montgomery, TE 45-JR Metallo, Hillsborough, LB/P/K 45-Matt Roglaki, Manville, TE/DE 50-Louis Hector, Bound Brook, OL/NG 52-Kevin Park, Ridge, OL 52-Hamza Akel, Somerville, DL 55-Alex Gonzales, Manville, OL/DT 55-Kyle Frauenheim, Bound Brook, DE/OL 59-Ryan Hrabinski, Somerville, LB 60-Tore Lomardino, Manville, OL 61-Matt Giordano, Ridge, OL 64-Mike DeSarno, Somerville, OL/LS 66-Hunter Norz, Manville, OL 67-Dempsey Shovlin, Montgomery, C 70-Michael Tyle, Manville, DL/OL 71-Ryan Cocuzzo, Montgomery, OL 75-Owen Booker, Somerville, OL 77-Chandler Turner, Montgomery, K 77-Jake Bentz, Manville, OL 78-Chris Breault, Ridge, OL 78-Ryan Wheaton, Hillsborough, DT/OL DEVIL DOGS 2-Clay Fields, Franklin, R/DB 2-Zahveae Thorne, Watchung Hills, RB/WR/CB 3-Brandon Wynn, North Plainfield, LB 4-Shahkyle Matthews, Immaculata, WR/DB 4-Jeff Poggi, Watchung Hills, TE/LB 4-Channing Russell, Pingry, WR 6-Brandon Myers, Franklin, DL 6-Ryan Loften, Immaculata, RB/K 7-Tykey Reinberry, Franklin, WR/DB 9-Chike Nwankwo, Bridgewater-Raritan, LB 10-Lofton Hoover, Bernards, QB.WR 12-Brian Puccio, Watchung Hills, K/P 14-Avery Rosenzweig, Bernards, WR 16-Mike Miller, Watchung Hills, DL 17-CJ Hall, Bridgewater-Raritan, DB/OLB 21-Obi Nnaeto, Pingry, RB 22-Frank McGuire, Immaculata, TE/LB/DE 24-Drew Booher, Bernards, DB 26-Rey Fowler, North Plainfield, DB 31-Clyde Leef, Pingry, LS 33-Lawrence Nice, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE 43-Declan McParland, Bernards, DL 44-Jammille Holmes, Franklin, LB 50-Clatyon Bush, Watchung Hills, OL/DL 51-A.J. Weaver, Pingry, C/DL 51-Nick Celli, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE/OL 52-Dan McNulty, Immaculata, OL/DL 52-Cross Zampetti, Watchung Hills, FB/DL 54-Dan Allergo, Franklin, OL 55-Tommie Dugan, Pingry, OL/DL 58-Matt Lynch, Immaculata, OL/LB 58-Jude Okolo, North Plainfield, DL 69-Trevor Sullivan, North Plainfield, OL/DL 70-Devin Moffitt, Wacthung Hills, OL/DL 75-Bamnjo Bannavti, North Plainfield, OL/DL 75-Pat Lane, Bernards, DL 78-Eric Laputka, Bridgewater-Raritan, DT 87-Stephen Dwyer, Immaculata, WR/TE Jonathn Taub, Watchung Hills, LB
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
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
Vote for This Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (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
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (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
Watch JSZ’s 5.1 Lacrosse Highlights
Bridgewater-Raritan 12 Ridge 11 – Tai Jankowski Scores OT Game Winner Ridge came out to a quick 3-0 lead in the first half, but Tai Jankowski and the Panthers battled all the way through the second half, only to be forced into overtime. Luckily for BR, Jankowksi remained calm during OT, while double teamed, and scored the game winning goal. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these sponsors JSZ brings you the best Panther highlights all season long!
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4.21 – 4.27
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
Watch 4.21 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Ridge 9 Montgomery 7 – Chris Crapanzano & Bryce Kirkwood 2 Goals Each It was senior night at Ridge High School, and the Red Devils came out strong with a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Montgomery though would not go away quietly. The Cougars got within one goal of Ridge two times, but the Devils refused to give up the lead. Ridge comes out on top today with Chris Crapanzano and Bryce Kirkwood scoring two goals each. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you amazing Cougar highlights all season long. Summit 15 Westfield 5 The Hilltoppers made a statement. After losing by only one goal to Westfield in last year’s Union County Tournament Finals, Summit came back with a bang as they took down the Blue Devils to the tune of 15-5 on Saturday. University of Tampa commit Harry Kilkowski had a career game as he scored six goals, with four coming in the first quarter alone. Nick Thomson also came to play with three goals and two assists. Summit’s win extends their record to 7-0 on the season and sets the stage for a 1 vs. 2 showdown on Tuesday when the Hilltoppers host #1 Delbarton. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from Summit’s big win over Westfield. No. 14 Pingry 20 Princeton 9 – Girls Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
Watch 4.20 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Ridge 4 Phillipsburg 3 | HS Baseball | Ridge Remains Undefeated The undefeated Ridge Red Devils where challenged today by the 6-3 Liners. Phillipsburg out hit the Ridge 6-5, but could not outscore them. After a game-saving play from Devin Stieglitz in the bottom of the 7th, the game was forced into extra innings, but a single to left from Greg Bozzo and a wild throw to first would get the Red Devils the 4-3 walk off win. Highlights coming soon: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Liner highlights all season long! Allentown 10 No. 13 Nottingham 2 The last time No. 13 Nottingham and Allentown met it was a 3-0 thriller that ended with the North Stars remaining undefeated against the defending state champions. In the latest match up it was the unranked Red Birds who would get revenge with a 7 run inning in the sixth to come out on top in a 10-2 upset victory. Guisseppe Arcuri who went 3-4 contributed 2 RBI’s and pitcher AJ Ariano struck out 7 batters and allowed just 4 hits and 2 earned runs. Watch the highlights and our post game with Ariano and Arcuri: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Nottingham coverage! Middletown North 18 Middletown South 15 A wild Shore Conference game under the lights in Middletown as the Lions score 11 runs in a 2-out rally in the 4th inning to surge to the lead in a game that featured 33 runs. Middletown South jumped out to a 5-0 lead before North scored 4 runs in the 3rd. Tyler Ras capped off the 11 run frame with a three-run triple and an error that allowed him to score. Middletown South answered with four runs in the 4th and 5th to get within two runs, but the Lions were able to add three more runs in the late innings to split the season series with their crosstown rival. Watch the wild ride now! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4/7 – 4/13
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
Vote for Courtney’s Game Ball Winners from Opening Week!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball and softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball award. These nominations are composed of the athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Baseball Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (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
NJ Devils honor state’s best – meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone hockey team!
The New Jersey Devils provided a special night for the Garden State’s top hockey players. The first JSZ All-Zone Hockey banquet was hosted at the Prudential Center prior to the Devils 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Following the presentation of our video highlights and Player of the Year profiles, the players, coaches and families watched the Devils game and our All-Zone team was honored during the second intermission on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Courtney DuPont recap a fantastic night at the Rock: Mickey Burns wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward was the overwhelming choice among statewide hockey coaches and media. Burns had 28 goals and 49 assists for the Ironmen. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont profiles the future Vermont Catamount Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Mickey BurnsDon Bosco Prep141347 Nick SiffringerDelbarton33520 Matt SchoerPope John13413 Zach TarantinoWall13110 John GelattSaint John Vianney1218 Tom PryymakSummit0306 A special thanks to our voting panel! Coaches: Paramus Catholic, High Point, Pope John, Summit, Ridgewood, Woodbridge Twp, Verona, Don Bosco Prep, Delbarton, Middletown North, Wall, RBC, Saint John Vianney, Central Regional, CBA Media: Matt Stypulkoski NJ.com, Chris Rotolo Shore Hockey Report, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Courtney DuPont JSZ, Rich Chrampanis JSZ Watch our features on 2nd and 3rd place finishers Nick Siffringer and Matt Schoer: Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Nick Burgess, DelbartonJohn Campomenosi, Don Bosco PrepStephen Buck, Seton Hall Prep Scott Kimiecik, DelbartonJohn Hallard, Middletown NorthDean DiFazio, CBA Ciaran McNelis, Red Bank CatholicJalen Kaplan, DelbartonTJ Evan, Woodbridge TownshipMickey Burns, Don Bosco Prep - JSZ Hockey Player of the Year Hunter Macy, DelbartonDrew Galea, Woodbridge TownshipMatt Schoer, Pope John - POY Finalist Thomas Shweigardt, Don Bosco PrepJohn Gelatt, Saint John VianneyNick Siffringer, Delbarton - POY Finalist John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Kyle Knight, St. Augustine Prep Alex Konovalov, Ridge Tsubasa Konishi, Don Bosco Prep Jin Lee, Northern Highlands Kyle Mandleur, Hun School Liam Noonan, CBA Tom Pryymak, Summit Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Zach Tarantino, Wall Aidan Trainor, Princeton Will Vitton, Summit Thomas Winter, Chatham Will Zimmer, Randolph Top 5 Goals from February and JSZ’s Save of the Year JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez talked with some of our Plays of the Month honorees and was with them as they watched their goals play on the scoreboard at the Rock: Watch our winners and thanks to everyone who voted Save of the Year: Thomas Kampf, Central Regional #5: Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central #4: Collin Andersen, Rumson-Fair Haven #3: John Callander, Point Pleasant Boro #2: Hunter Macy, Delbarton #1: Jin Lee, Northern Highlands A special thanks to Thomas Dreisbach and the staff at the New Jersey Devils for giving New Jersey high school hockey players a special experience at the Rock all season long!
Watch 2018 NJSIAA Basketball Tournament Highlights from 2.27
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
NJ Devils honor JSZ Top Goals from January at the Rock
Once again, the New Jersey Devils rolled out the red carpet for five New Jersey high school hockey players. JSZ brought the top five goal scorers captured by our cameras from January to the Prudential Center where Devils rookie Jesper Bratt met the players prior to New Jersey’s Sunday night game against the Boston Bruins. Bratt, a 19 year old from Sweden, has 12 goals for the Devils and enjoyed watching the Top 5 goals of January. After a group photo, the players were treated to dinner upstairs at the Prudential Center and tickets to the Devils/Bruins game. JSZ’s Top 5 goals were shown to the capacity crowd during the second intermission. JSZ’s Courtney Dupont was on hand to witness the excitement of an incredible experience provided by the Devils: To watch all five of our top goals and commentary from Jesper Bratt on every goal, watch the video below! JSZ’s partnership with the New Jersey Devils continues in March when we will honor the state’s top players at our JSZ hockey banquet. In addition to showing the Top 5 goals from the 2018 NJ high school hockey playoffs, we will have the top 25 players and we will honor them at the Prudential Center. Thanks again to the New Jersey Devils for supporting New Jersey high school hockey in a special way!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Vote now for JSZ’s New Jersey Devils Hockey Goal of the Month!
Jersey Sports Zone has teamed with the New Jersey Devils to give NJ high school hockey players an incredible experience. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 12 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Monday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Boston Bruins on February 11 at the Prudential Center. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll Our top 5 goals from January will get a special experience thanks to the Devils. We’ll invite all five players to the Prudential Center on Sunday, February 11 where they will meet a Devils player for a photo opportunity and a chance to watch the goals. Players will have dinner and tickets to watch the game. The top goals of January will be shown during an intermission at the Prudential Center on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. Watch our December honorees and the special night they had as they spent time with Devils left wing Miles Wood:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls 1/14 – 1/20
Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners:
Watch 1.19 Hockey Highlights
Middletown South 8 Princeton 4 Craig Bahrs and Deven Ralph each scored two goals as Middletown South scored three goals in the span of 3:02 after falling behind 1-0 to spark a win over Princeton in a matchup of two nine-win teams. Mike Racioppi had four assists for the Eagles who improved to 10-3 on the season. JSZ has highlights from Middletown Ice World: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Window and Doors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great highlights of Princeton High all year long. Watchung Hills 1 Hunterdon Central 6 In the first period, the Watchung Hills Warriors stayed tight with the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. Unfortunately for the Warriors, in the last minute and a half of the second period the Red Devils score two goals, including an off-the-glass beauty from Jake Stapert and a hat trick from Rich Stefanik. The Red Devils take the win 6-1 over the Warriors. Full highlights available now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Pingry 1 Ridge 4 – Highlights to come It’s an upset! Skyland conference rankings prior to tonight’s matchup listed the Pingry Big Blue as No. 1 and the Ridge Red Devils as No. 2, but after tonight that is no more. Ridge pulls out a huge win over Pingry thanks to Alex Konovalov who had two goals and one assists. The Red Devils, now number one in the conference, have a record of 11-3-3. 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:
Watch 1.5 Hockey Highlights
As the Garden State sits quietly on an icy Friday night, Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you some of the best boys ice hockey action in NJ. Watch highlights from the following games: Randolph 2 Summit 1 Scott Kimiecik turned away 27 shots as the Rams won the battle of unbeatens at Aspen Ice Arena. Randolph got a first period goal from Nick Civetta and a second period tally from Max Gaudioso to jump out to a 2-0 lead. Greg Moller got the Hilltoppers on the board to make it a 2-1 game at the end of two periods. The third period saw Summit apply immense pressure, but Kimiecik was outstanding between the pipes and led Randolph to improve to 10-0-3 on the season. Summit is now 11-1 as both teams showed why they are among the best in the state. Watch the highlights of a big Rams win and post-game interview with Scott Kimiecik: We’re excited to welcome Equinox Fitness Clubs to the Jersey Sports Zone team. Thanks to Equinox, we will have many more highlights and features from both Summit High School and Bergen Catholic. Livingston 1 Montclair 1 No. 18 Montclair in the NJ Top 20 came into Friday’s ice hockey battle with the upper hand having just won their tournament title earlier this week. However, Livingston with just two losses on the year was up for the challenge and played incredible defense thanks to goalie Matt Delseni. A back and forth scoreless battle was ended with two early scores in third from both teams, but this one would end in a stalemate to send Montclair to 9-1-2 and Livingston to 5-2-4. Watch the highlights now: Ridge – 1 Bernards – 0 Bernards’ goalie Liam Kelly was tremendous in goal for 2 straight periods, holding a power Ridge offense scoreless. Just one minute into the 3rd, the red devils offense was able to break through. Blake Loges scored off of a deflection, and Ridge goalie Jack Richter completed the shut out as Ridge improves to 8-2-1 on the season with a 1-0 win over Bernards. Watch full highlights below!
Watch 12.28 JSZ Holiday Hoops Highlights
Our Thursday holiday hoops menu includes the finale of St. John Vianney’s Winter Showcase featuring four of NJ’s top girls programs as well as the semifinals of the WOBM Christmas Classic on the boys side and the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic semifinal between Colts Neck and Lakewood. We’ll keep posting highlights throughout the evening Lady Lancers Winter Showcase Rumson-Fair Haven 60 Franklin 57 Tori Hyduke had 28 points including a run of five straight points in the 4th quarter to break a 47-47 tie in the final three minutes giving RFH a signature win against the defending T of C champs. Diamond Miller scored 23 for the Warriors and reached the 1000 point plateau in the first quarter. Rumson also got 13 points from freshman Grace Munt. The Bulldogs bounce back from a loss to Rutgers Prep one day earlier to score a signature win. JSZ has full highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game played by both teams: ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch is the reason we can bring you great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven sports like the girls basketball win against Franklin. Saint John Vianney 52 Rutgers Prep 49 Sarah Karpell had 13 points, including a key three-pointer that gave SJV a four-point lead late in the game as the Lancers have a stellar two days at their first ever winter showcase. After knocking off T of C champ Franklin on Wednesday afternoon, the Lancers got a second straight win against a state power in less than 24 hours. Leilani Correa led all scorers with 20 points for the Argonauts, who drop their first game of the season while SJV improves to 6-0. JSZ has the highlights of an outstanding game in Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possible by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration WOBM Christmas Classic at Pine Belt Arena Toms River North – 69 Marlboro – 63 in Double OT Toms River North trailed 53-44 with just over a minute to play in regulation before rallying for an improbable 69-63 comeback win over Marlboro in Double OT. The Mariners advance to their 4th straight WOBM Championship Game, where they will face Manasquan on saturday night. Mark Mogarte led TRN with 18 points, and Holden Petrick added 16. Watch highlights and post game reaction of TRN vs Marlboro below! JSZ’s Toms River North coverage is being brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success. Thanks to Peak for letting us showcase great TRN action all year long! Manasquan – 46 Red Bank Catholic – 29 Brad McCabe poured in 24 points as The Manasquan Warriors improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season with a 46-29 win over RBC. Manasquan now advances to play Toms River North in the Championship Game of the 2017 WOBM Christmas Classic. Watch Highlights of Manasquan vs Red Bank Catholic below! Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we bring you comprehensive coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Albert E. Martin Buc Classic at Red Bank Regional Colts Neck 57 Lakewood 35 Dan Gaines had 18 points and Ben Bosland added 15 as the Cougars built an 11 point halftime lead and cruised in the second half to reach the championship game at the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. The Cougars will face off against Sayreville in the title game on Saturday in Little Silver. Once again, Colts Neck provides some fun highlights on JSZ: Colts Neck coverage on JSZ is being brought to you by Hit Training. Lakewood highlights and features are made possible by Michael Inzelbuch Law. Husky Holiday Classic Matawan -57 Ocean Township 56 The semifinal game between Ocean and Matawan took nearly every second to complete. After a dominating first half performance from Matawan, Ocean then rallied in the third to go into the fourth quarter leading 50-42. The Huskies then put the ball in the hands of their best scorer Reggie Tawaih and he didn’t disappoint as he scored the go ahead point late in the fourth to advance Matawan to the Tournament Final against Union Saturday evening. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Roselle Park 74 Keyport 46 Sponsor Shout out! Thank you to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage! Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge Morristown 61 Westfield 51 It’s day two of the Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge High School. The first game featured the Westfield Blue Devils and the Morristown Colonials. Early in the game, the Blue Devils were leading Morristown, but in the second half the Colonials took over. In the end, the Morristown Colonials pulled out the 61-51 win over Westfield, improving them to 1-1 in the tournament. Check out full highlights featuring leading scorers Steve Bergeman and Timmy Ganning as they lead the Colonials to victory: Ridge 76 Elizabeth 45 The Ridge Red Devils hosted their annual Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament this week, and took on the Elizabeth Minutemen. Elizabeth had not lost a game yet this season coming into the tournament, while the Red Devils came into tonight 2-2. However, it was Ridge’s Chris Feringa who dominated the court, scoring 19 total points. Check out Feringa as he leads Ridge to their third victory of the season, 76-45, over Elizabeth:
Madison Defeats Ridge in 2-0 Shutout
Madison shutout Ridge this evening 2-0, handing the Red Devils their first loss of the season. Now 5-0, Madison’s goalie Matt Ubertaccio had a day with 36 saves. Not to mention, Jett Tom had an assist and goal on the night. Check out highlights brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont.
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! 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, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners 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 Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
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
Vote for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have 12 nominees for goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winners will receive a placque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Girls State Soccer Semifinal Highlights
JSZ brings you highlights from NJSIAA girls state soccer semifinals: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Ridge dominated the offense in this game, forcing Morris Knolls defense to step up. In the end, however, Bailey Aaron scored the only goal the game in the first half, leading Ridge to a 1-0 victory over the Morris Knolls Golden eagles. Ridge will be moving onto the State Final this Saturday. Checkout full highlights and post-game interview: Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Emma Pascarella had two goals in the first half and the Redbirds erupted for three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half to give Allentown a spot in the Group 3 state championship. Carly Roche, Olivia Denney, Olivia Ricci and Vanessa Rodriguez were the other goal scorers in a dominating effort. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River North High School: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage. They are the reason we can bring your great moments like this historic win from the Redbirds! Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 The Colbert twins struck for three more goals as the Patriots are on their way to the Group 4 state championship. The Patriots broke a 1-1 halftime tie with three straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. Washington Township rallied to get within 4-3, but Jasmine Colbert’s goal sealed the victory. Amanda Attanasi had a pair of goals for Washington Township. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights of the Patriots win at Rowan University: Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins 5-4 in PKs) Jordan Cheche made two saves in PK’s and Lauren Karabin delivered the clinching goal as the Crimson Knights earn a spot in the Group 2 state championship. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has highlights and post-match reaction from Hopewell Valley High School: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Group 4 Girls Soccer Semifinals Bailey Aaron’s first half goal was the difference as Ridge advanced to the state finals for a third straight year. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont was at Franklin and gives us highlights and post-match reaction from the Group 4 soccer semifinals: State Semifinal Scores Group 4 Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Freehold Township vs. Washington Township in Group 4 state championship 5:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 3 Middletown South 1 Northern Highlands 0 Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Middletown South vs. Allentown in Group 3 state championship, 3:00 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 2 Westwood 1 Hanover Park 0 Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins in PKs 5-4) Westwood vs. Wall in Group 2 state championship 12:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 1 Glen Ridge 1 Mountain Lakes 0 (2OT) Shore Regional 8 Pittman 1 Glen Ridge vs. Shore Regional in Group 1 state championship 10:00 am Saturday at Kean University
Ridge snaps Westfield winning streak in North 2 Group 4 Section Final
The Ridge Red Devils win their 3rd straight North 2 Group 4 title with a 0 (4) – 0 (3) victory over the Westfield Blue Devils after double overtime and 6 rounds of penalty kicks. In the end, it was a save by Ridge’s goalie, Alexandra Lindsey, in sudden death and 2 PKs made by freshman midfielder, Heather Cortese, that put it away for the Red Devils. Check out the full highlights now: Group 4 Sectional Final Scores Central Jersey Group 4: Freehold Township 2 East Brunswick 1 (OT) South Jersey Group 4: Washington Township 2 Toms River North 1 (2OT) North 1 Group 4: Morris Knolls 3 Ridgewood 1 North 2 Group 4: Ridge 0 Westfield 0 (Ridge wins on PKs 4-3) State Semifinals on Tuesday: Freehold Township vs. Washington Township Morris Knolls vs. Ridge
Ridge Red Devils Shutout Phillipsburg in Round 1 of North 2 Group 4 Tournament
The 14-4 Ridge Red Devils are the number 3 seed in the 2017 North 2 Group 4 Girls State Soccer Tournament. In round one, Ridge faced the 4-12-1 Phillipsburg Stateliners, who hold the 14th seed. Ridge handled round one with ease as they scored 6 unanswered goals in their victory over P-Burg, including 4 goals scored in the first half by Katie Arrigan, Molly Mahoney, Maddy Lui, & Bailey Aaron. Check out the highlights brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Ridge will play in the NJSIAA North 2 Group 4 Quarterfinals this Thursday. Sponsor Alert!! Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage!
Who Is Your Vote For Courtney’s Week 7 Mid-State Game Ball?
Last week Warren Hill’s Garrett Koch won the Week 6 Mid-State Game Ball for his 2 rushing touchdowns scored against the Montgomery Cougars during week 6 play. This week we have a new list of exciting athletes who deserve your support for their efforts this week! Vote now and your favorite athlete may win the Week 7 Mid-State Game Ball and get his very own Game Ball Ceremony right here on JSZ. Every vote counts!! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Mid-State 38 Game Ball Winner – Garrett Koch Remember you can always nominate an athlete for Game Balls. If you feel someone from the Mid-State deserves some recognition for their performance this weekend please email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com. In your email please include the following: Player Name Team/School Name Statistics for the weekend
Lacrosse Community Plays to Win for Great Cause
It had the look of any other girls lacrosse showcase event. Over 40 teams playing throughout the day against some of the top talent in Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. But there were no college coaches on hand. T3 Lacrosse hosted the Play to Win Tournament to benefit the Play for Pay Foundation. Founded by T3 Shore coach Chris Raichle, the organization provides IPads, IPods and other presents distributed at children’s hospitals throughout the state. Raichle’s daughter, Payton, who spent extensive time in the hospital battling epilepsy is the inspiration for the foundation. This year’s tournament’s proceeds will also go to help Katie King, a 4th grader from Basking Ridge who is part of the T3 family who was diagnosed with cancer this summer. Jersey Sports Zone was at the Play to Win Tournament on October 15 at the Atlantic Club in Manasquan: T3 Lacrosse has a footprint across the entire state for girls lacrosse and has produced hundreds of college players and many of the top players on the New Jersey high school lacrosse scene. Visit playforpayton.com to learn more about the Foundation and the impact they are having.
Ridge Red Devils Take Down Phillipsburg 2-1
The Ridge Red Devils came into tonight’s game 2-8, while Phillipsburg came in 6-6-2. Knowing they were the underdogs, Ridge powered through with two goals to defeat the Stateliners 2-1. State cutoffs are around the corner and for the Red Devils this win was huge. The two Ridge scores were provided by junior center back, Gabe Jefferies, and senior striker, Will Perry. Additionally, both goals were assisted by Franklin Arcos. Check out all the highlights and post-game interviews now: Sponsor Alert! JSZ would like to thank the Garnet Booster Club of Phillipsburg High School for sponsoring all Phillipsburg athletics! We appreciate you’re support, and know our athletes appreciate your generosity. Be sure to contribute to all Garnet Booster Club fundraising events throughout the year in support of everything they do for the Phillipsburg community.
Watch Ridge 49 Plainfield 14 highlights
Ridge 49 Plainfield 14- week 4 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.
Tough choices for JSZ’s Top Play from Week Four
The bar has been raised in Week Four! Check out 14 nominees for JSZ’s Top Play. We’ve got a little bit of everything – defense, catches, big runs and amazing special teams play. Watch all of this week’s nominees and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will receive an invite to the JSZ statewide football banquet coming up in December. Take Our Poll Missed our Week 4 Coverage? Three days, three shows, 30 games, 60 schools. Watch all of our high definition highlights around the state. Every Monday, we break up our highlights show and put your hometown team’s highlights in our Team Page section. Just visit the Find Your School link at the top of our home page
Who’s Taking Courtney’s Week 4 Game Ball?
Week 4 Concludes and the Mid-State 38 showed up to play. Last week Courtney took a trip down to Hillsborough to see Matt Moore, but who will receive week 4’s game ball? Check out the stats and vote for your favorite Mid-State athlete! Also, keep in mind you can always nominate an athlete for this weekly’ honor, just shoot an email with the game statistics of your nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Twitter @Court_Rutgers. Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Show
A double-overtime thriller, a state championship rematch, big hits and another batch of tremendous highlights. Jersey Sports Zone has it all with 13 games of action in our Friday Week 4 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 23 Paramus Catholic 14: Jayson + Justin Ademilola combine for 5 sacks Brick Memorial 22 Sayreville 21 (2OT) – Blaine Netterman game winning 2 point conversion in double OT Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21 – Jamir Garland 15 carries, 165 yards Saint John Vianney 42 Brick Township 0 – Josiah Walker 12 carries, 125 yards, 2 TD’s – LB Johnny Buchanan commits to Delaware Red Bank Catholic 49 Colonia 12 – Zack Bair 4 TD’s including 100-yard kickoff return Point Pleasant Boro 13 Monmouth Regional 3 – James Fara and Brandon Cipriano TD runs Long Branch 21 Wall 14 – Jermaine Corbett 128 yards rushing, 2 TD’s Raritan 28 Donovan Catholic 9 – PJ Buccine 2 TD runs, James Vanmeerbeke 2 TD passes Linden 42 Elizabeth 21 – BJ George 306 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Ridge 49 Plainfield 14 – Dave Stieglitz 130 yards of total offense, 2 TD’s Allentown 55 Hopewell Valley 31 – Dan Merkel 373 passing yards, 5 TD passes – Sadik Queen 4 TD catches Vineland 60 Cumberland 6 – Nihym Anderson 5 TD’s, 2 sacks and fumble recovery Pleasantville 29 Schalick 16 – Sahmir Jones – 13 carries, 179 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Thursday Highlights Show? Check out 8 games to get our Week 4 coverage started including a big performance by the Rumson-Fair Haven defense, an offensive outburst by Manalapan and the Phillipsburg Stateliners reaching 4-0 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 Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville 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.
Watch Westfield 23 Ridge 7
Westfield 23 Ridge 7 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 2 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone’s team was around the state capturing great moments from Week 2 under the Friday Night Lights. Watch our JSZ Highlights Show featuring 10 different games including two shootouts in the Shore Conference, an overtime thriller at Paramus Catholic and the state’s longest winning streak extended to 27 games. Click above to watch highlights from the following games Red Bank Catholic 60 Middletown North 41: Steve Lubischer – 5 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD’s + 2 TD passes, Zack Bair – 15 rushes, 107 yards, 2 TD’s + 77 yd. punt return for TD Paramus Catholic 33 Seton Hall Prep 30 (OT): Shelton Applewhite – 182 yards passing, 3 TD’s, Henry Pearson – 111 receiving yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 31 Hillsborough 30: David Usewick – 30 rushes, 124 yards, 3 TD’s Westfield 23 Ridge 7: Tim Alliegro – 195 rushing yards, TD Sayreville 28 Edison 0: Mark Whitford – 10-12, 136 pass yards, TD Howell 55 Freehold Boro 35: Nick Chambers – 17 carries, 173 yards, 2 TD’s, Ashante Worthy – 327 yards rushing, 4 TD’s + 268 yards passing and TD Saint John Vianney 55 Raritan 7: Haaziq Daniels – 8-10, 146 yards, 4 TD passes + 2 TD runs Matawan 20 Red Bank Regional 7: Devonte Spann – 21 carries, 185 yards, 3 TD’s St. Augustine Prep 45 Williamstown 7: Patrick Smith – 11 carries, 154 yards, 2 TD’s Delsea 28 Cedar Creek 20: Tymir Kizee – TD run + TD catch 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.Our Saturday highlights show will have nine more games of action including: St. Joe’s-Montvale at Delbarton, Stellar Prep (CA) at Hun School, Pinelands at Marlboro, Hopewell Valley at Nottingham, Point Pleasant Boro at Lacey 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.
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.
Three Shore teams claim state girls soccer titles
Colts Neck upsets national power Northern Highlands, Shore Regional wins on a golden goal and Freehold Township shares the Group 4 crown. Watch all the highlights and interviews from four games at Kean University Group 1 State Championship Shore Regional 2 Glen Ridge 1 (2 OT) Freshman Hannah Birdsall’s corner kick 2:13 into the second overtime bounced off two Glen Ridge defenders and into the net to give the Blue Devils a golden goal and its first ever outright group championship. Frankie McDonough gave Shore a 1-0 lead at the half, but Glen Ridge drew even in the 50th minute on a header goal by Galen Lew. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction here: Group 2 State Championship Ramapo 2 Holmdel 0 Ramapo got two first half goals on headers off corner kicks by Carlie Brogan and Olivia Kraebel to avenge a loss to the Hornets in last year’s state championship. Holmdel finishes the year with a 16-7-1 record: Group 3 State Championship Colts Neck 1 Northern Highlands 0 Frankie Tagliaferri’s penalty kick with 25:56 to go in the second half was the only goal of the game as the Cougars upset the four time defending state champs and current #1 team in the USA Today national girls soccer poll. The Cougars played without senior Bridget King, their second leading scorer and Division I signee with Vermont. Lauren Feaster, in her first season as a goalkeeper, was stellar along with the Colts Neck back line. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction here: Group 4 State Championship Ridge 0 Freehold Township 0 The Patriots and Ridge played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. NJSIAA does not decide state championships on penalty kicks. As a result Freehold Township and Ridge share the Group 4 state crown. Here’s post-match reaction: Freehold Township girls soccer – co-state champions in Group 4