The Final Summit: Hilltoppers Capture Last-Ever Girls Lacrosse TOC Title
From the start of the season until June 11, the Hilltoppers were #AllIn. They brought that motto life one more time on the biggest stage of the year. A dominant second half effort, powered by a pair of hat tricks and stellar defense, led Summit (23-2) to a 10-4 win over Oak Knoll (21-5) and to the last-ever Tournament of Champions title in New Jersey state history. Both Lily Spinner and Jane Freeman logged hat tricks for Summit, while the combination of their back line and goalie Caitlin Walsh kept the Royals at bay for nearly the entire second half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Mount St. Mary Academy in Watchung: Jersey Sports Zone’s Tournament of Champions coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Thursday 6.9 JSZ TOC Girls Lacrosse Highlights
The stage is set for the last Tournament of Champions final ever in state history. Summit and Oak Knoll, two passionate rivals, will meet in the TOC final on Saturday, June 11 for all the marbles. JSZ has full coverage from the two semifinal games, so take a look and see how these two elite programs punched their respective tickets to the final! Summit 7 Chatham 6 (OT) Jane Freeman was the hero on Thursday afternoon. The junior delivered a golden goal with :12 seconds remaining in overtime to send the Hilltoppers to the Tournament of Champions final in thrilling fashion. Summit (22-2) held a 4-2 lead at the half but Chatham (18-5) erased it and closed the gap. Kayleigh Coughlin scored the game-tying goal with :15 seconds left in regulation to force overtime. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Summit: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit and Chatham is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston! Oak Knoll 11 Morristown 6 The Royals busted open a 5-5 game by scoring six of the final seven goals in the second half to return to the Tournament of Champions final. Teagan Kocaj and Sophia Laschert each had hat tricks with Darby Campbell reaching the 50-goal mark as part of her two-goal, two-assist effort. Watch all the highlights from a great semifinal in Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Tournament of Champions is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Rumson-Fair Haven needs three days, huge 4th quarter to win lacrosse state title
In a game that started on Wednesday in Bridgewater-Raritan and ended on Friday in Rumson, the Bulldogs win their second boys lacrosse state championship. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game interviews Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Summit 5 | Group 2 State Championship Cole Cashion scored a last-second goal in the third quarter to tie the game and the Bulldogs got four straight goals in a near-perfect fourth quarter to win Quinn Stankovits scored the go-ahead goal early in the fourth and delivered an empty netter to close out the scoring. Tommy French and Phil Passalaqua also found the net in the fourth quarter. Summit had a 2-0 lead on a pair of Dylan Sebastian goals on Wednesday at Bridgewater-Raritan High School. When the game was suspended due to lightning, the two teams returned on Friday afternoon at Borden Stadium in Rumson. RFH is the top seed in the final Tournament of Champions boys lacrosse tournament. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway/Fox&Roach Realtors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
Watch JSZ Boys Lacrosse State Championship Coverage
Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-game reaction from all six boys state championship games. We’ve got all the action from Hopewell Valley, Bridgewater-Raritan, and Shore Regional! Saint Augustine 6 Delbarton 5 | Non-Public A State Championship The Hermits captured the first state title in program history, winning a thriller over the Green Wave. Noah Plenn scored the game-winning goal for St. Augustine (16-1) with four minutes remaining in the fourth period. Cornell commit Billy Hughes scored a pair of goals for the Hermits in the victory. Joe Leone scored two goals for Delbarton (15-6) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Scotch Plains-Fanwood 11 Shawnee 2 | Group 3 State Championship Trailing 1-0 after the first quarter, the Raiders reeled off eleven-straight goals to secure the first state championship in program history. Timmy Paprocki and Sandro Frias finished with hat tricks in the win for Scotch Plains-Fanwood (19-3). Ethan Krauss and Shane Conlon each scored a goal in the loss for Shawnee (16-5). JSZ’s James Mooney has highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Coverage of Scotch Plains-Fanwood is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Rahway. Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Mountain Lakes 8 Haddonfield 2 | Group 1 State Championship No. 1 Mountain Lakes claimed their fourth straight Group 1 Title with an 8-2 victory over Haddonfield. The Lakers would go ahead 7-1 at halftime following two early goals from Cullen Fagan who also finished with two assists. Mountain Lakes ties a state record with rival Delbarton for State Championships with 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Summit 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 0 *Suspended* | Group 2 State Championship Lightning in Bridgewater forced the Summit/RFH Group 2 state final to be postponed until Friday at 5pm in Rumson. JSZ will have highlights and post-game reaction from the final boys lacrosse state championship to be played in 2022. 🚨Lightning Postpones Group 2 Lacrosse State Final 🚨 Summit held a 2-0 lead over Rumson-Fair Haven early in the 2nd quarter when the game was halted for excessive lightning in Bridgewater. The game will resume on Friday, June 3 at RFH with a 5pm start. @ADSummitNJ @rfh_ad pic.twitter.com/O2QRQOk55r— Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) June 2, 2022 Bridgewater-Raritan 8 Southern Regional 6 | Group 4 State Championship Alex Delierre broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth quarter with his second goal of the game as the Panthers scored four straight goals to win the Group 4 state championship. Colin Kurdyla had two goals and three assists for Bridgewater-Raritan. Ryan Sininsky had a hat trick for Southern. He scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to put the Rams in front 6-4 but the Panthers scored two goals in the final minute of the third and shutout Southern in the final 12 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton-Orthopaedic Associates Rutgers Prep 11 Montclair Kimberly Academy 4 | Non-Public B State Championship Louis Marius had a career-high five goals and JSZ All-Zone basketball guard Ryan Pettit had two goals and two assists as the Argonauts score the first seven goals of the game on the way to the Non-Public “B” state championship. Rutgers Prep had an 8-1 halftime lead and scored three more goals in the fourth quarter in driving rain at Shore Regional. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights in West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the NJSIAA boys lacrosse state championships is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Watch Saturday 5.28 JSZ Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Plenty of hardware was up for grabs in boys lacrosse on Saturday and JSZ has highlights from three sectional championship games from all around the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Scotch Plains-Fanwood 10 Chatham 9 | 2 OT North Group 3 Final Scotch Plains-Fanwood claimed their first North, Group 3 Championship with a 10-9 double overtime win over Chatham. SPF with a two goal lead in final minute of regulation saw the game tied in the final 38 seconds. The second overtime period would be stopped for about an hour due to a weather delay. Senior Matt Power sank his second goal of the game to deliver the Raider’s their first Sectional Title in program history as Mikey Kloepfer finished with 4 goals and an assist. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway) for sponsoring our Scotch Plains-Fanwood coverage. Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Chatham coverage. Summit 10 West Essex 6 | North Group 2 Final The Hilltoppers rode great goaltending and a standout performance from their star senior to the programs fifth consecutive sectional title. Dylan Sebastian tied a career-high with four goals, along with three assists, to pace the offense. Summit (16-2) also got a 14-save day from their goalie, Will Kein. West Essex (18-3), playing in its first ever sectional title game, was led by Jack Massotto and his four points. Summit will now prepare to face Rumson-Fair Haven in the Group 2 state championship next week – it’s a rematch of last year’s final won by Summit, 9-6. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Tatlock Field in Summit. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Southern 7 Lenape 4 | SJ Group 4 Final The top-seeded Rams pulled away late in a tightly contested title game to bring home a second-straight sectional crown. Merrimack commit Jack Kolbe and Eastern commit Zack Washco each finished with two goals and an assist in the win for Southern (16-3). Luke Birney netted a pair of goals in the loss for Lenape (9-9). Southern will face North champion Bridgewater-Raritan for the Group 4 state title next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: JSZ’s playoff lacrosse coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Monday 5.9 JSZ Union County Tournament Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Summit 13 Westfield 2 | Boys No. 8 Summit claimed their four straight Union County Title following a 13-2 victory over No. 9 Westfield. Opening Day of the 2022 season saw these two go to triple overtime to decide a winner, this time around Summit scored the first six goals to remain in control for the entire game. Dylan Sebastian had 4 goals and an assist while John Murray finished the afternoon with 5 goals and 2 assists. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage. Oak Knoll 9 Summit 3 | Girls No. 3 Oak Knoll defeated No. 1 Summit 9-6 to capture a second consecutive Union County Tournament Title. Oak Knoll got out to a 6-4 lead at halftime, the Royals extended the deficit by as many as 4 in the second half as Darby Campbell finished with a hat trick. Summit won the first match up between the two earlier in the season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage.
Watch Monday 5.2 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
It’s tournament season already? You bet! We take you to the first title game of the year, plus two more great games where state powerhouses are challenged down to the wire. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Rutgers Prep 9 Morristown-Beard 5 | Prep B Final | Boys Louis Marius III picked a good time to have a big game. The senior scored five goals and was the catalyst for Rutgers Prep (7-3) to win the Prep B championship in a tough game against Morristown-Beard (4-8). The Argonauts and Crimson were tied 5-5 at the end of the first quarter and Rutgers Prep put the clamp down on Mo-Beard during the final three frames. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Somerset: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutgers Prep is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. St. Augustine Prep 11 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 (OT) | Boys Luke Hendricks had three goals and two assists including the game-winner in overtime as the Hermits rallied from a 4-0 deficit to score an upset win over the third-ranked team in the latest state polls. Luke Scarpello had a hat trick for St. Augustine while RFH was paced by Quinn Stankovits who had five goals. Tommy French’s third goal of the game with :18 seconds left forced overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from an outstanding game: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Fox&Roach Realtors. Summit 10 Morristown 9 | Girls No. 1 Summit escaped with a close 10-9 victory over No. 4 Morristown following three late scores in the final four minutes of regulation. After taking a 5-3 lead at halftime, Morristown fought back to not only tie the game, but went ahead 9-7 late in the second. After Summit tied the game at 9-9 with 2:15 to play, Lauren Riley found net as only three seconds remained on the clock for the game-winning score. Lily Spinner and Jane Freeman both finished with hat tricks for the Hilltoppers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage.
Watch Thursday 4.14 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The lacrosse season is heating up quickly as some of the top teams in the state clash in mid-April. Check out all the highlights as they roll in! Seton Hall Prep 13 Westfield 5 | Boys Max Racich scored a career-high six goals and Jaz Zanelli had 11 saves as the Pirates bounced back from its first loss of the season. The Pirates raced out to a 3-0 lead and Racich scored three straight goals in the second to help the Prep lead 7-3 at the half. Cody Lam had three goals in the loss for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick Summit 10 Oak Knoll 8 | Girls The Hilltoppers have officially secured the No. 1 ranking in New Jersey. Lily Spinner had the Royals’ defense spinning in circles as scored four first-half goals for Summit (5-1), powering the Hilltoppers to a key win over one of their biggest rivals. Summit’s defense was stellar in the second half – they held Oak Knoll (5-1) scoreless over the final 21 minutes of regulation. Devon Gogerty also scored four goals in the game for the Royals in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Chatham: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Notre Dame 15 Allentown 12 | Boys Notre Dame remains undefeated at 5-0 following a 15-12 victory over Allentown in a battle of two unbeaten Colonial Valley Conference foes. A tight battle from the beginning saw Allentown holding on to an 8-7 lead at halftime. Following a lightning delay with two minutes to go in the third quarter, Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-10 lead and capitalized on penalties in the fourth. Towson commit Joe Meidling ended the afternoon with six goal and four assists for 10 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage. Shawnee 10 Moorestown 5 | Girls The Renegades continue their red-hot start to the season by shutting down the Quakers, the twelfth-ranked team in the USA Lacrosse national rankings. Elle Trzaskawka and Mackenzie Borbi combined for seven goals to pace the Renegades attack. Coastal Carolina-commit Carley Vernon racked up ten saves, highlights a stout defensive day from Shawnee (6-0). Maddie Miceli scored a pair of goals in the loss for Moorestown (5-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote Now For The First Round of JSZ Spring Game Balls!
The Spring sports season is here and it’s time to once again recognize the best performances from around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey Who is your vote for JSZ Central Jersey Softball Game Ball (4/10)? (Poll Closed) This poll was compromised with votes from outside the USA. Below are the results of the poll taking out the illegal votes. South Jersey
Watch Friday 4.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has a pair of great lacrosse games from a busy Friday around the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Summit 8 Seton Hall Prep 3 | Boys John Murray had a career-high four goals and Dylan Sebastian added a pair of fourth-quarter goals and an assist to give the Hilltoppers (3-0) a statement win against a Seton Hall Prep squad that is currently ranked second in the latest state polls. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of an outstanding top 5 showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Shawnee 11 Clearview 7 | Girls The Renegades started fast, but needed to fend off a second-half rally from the Pioneers to stay undefeated on the season. Abby Davidson led the way with three goals on the afternoon for Shawnee (4-0). Mackenzie Borbi and Mady Cattani each scored a pair of goals in the win. Ryan Remaly and Ashley Noto netted two goals apiece in the loss for Clearview (3-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mullica Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 3.31 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The opening week of the season continues with more must-see games around the state! Summit 11 Westfield 10 | 3OT | Boys No. 4 Summit defeated No. 8 Westfield 11-10 in triple overtime to kick off the 2022 Boys Lacrosse season. The Blue Devils went ahead 4-0 in the first quarter, Summit would fight back to tie the game at 5-5 heading into halftime. After the Hilltoppers led by three to close out the third quarter, Westfield with four goals tied the game at 10-10 in the final six seconds of regulation on a score from Ryan Waldman. After two overtimes were not enough, Colin Beatty’s Golden Goal with just under a minute to go in triple OT gave Summit the victory. Beatty ended the afternoon with five goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield: Thank you to the office of Senator Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Haddonfield 9 Ocean City 3 | Boys The Haddons opened their season with a signature win over the defending SJ Group 3 champion Red Raiders. Cameron Dailey, Asher Conrey and Finn Morgan all scored two goals apiece for Haddonfield in the victory. Pat Grimley scored all three goals for OC (1-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s lacrosse coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Wall 10 St. Joe-Metuchen 3 | Boys Matt Dollive and Connor Moore each had a hat trick and an assist and John McCurry added a pair of goals as the Crimson Knights busted open a 4-2 halftime lead with a four-goal third on the way to reaching the 2-0 mark on the young season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Wall: Oak Knoll 16 Immaculate Heart Academy 2 | Girls There’s some new faces for the reigning TOC champions, but Oak Knoll did not miss a step to start the 2022 campaign. Sophia Loschert pumped in four goals, while Teagan Kocaj and Devon Gogerty each collected hat tricks in a lop-sided opening day win for the Royals. Grace Cassin scored both goals for the Blue Eagles in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Washington Township: Jersey Sports Zone’s lacrosse coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote now for the final JSZ Game Balls of the year!
Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Wednesday 12.22 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got two Wednesday games from the ice thanks to our great sponsors. Check out the highlights of wins for Westfield and Brick Township! Westfield 4 Summit 2 Westfield (6-2) picked up a third straight win following a 4-2 victory over McInnis Division rival Summit (2-4). Westfield jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period before two scores from Dylan Goldfarb and Pat Lumelleau made it a one-score game entering the third. In the final period Matteo Mancheno netted a goal less than five minutes into play to give the Blue Devils some breathing room late. Alex Ebel, John McDonald and Matt Beke also found net for Westfield. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Warinanco Sports Center: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Brick Township 7 Red Bank Regional 0 Jake Toye scored a pair of goals and Belle Wurmser scored in her second straight game as the co-op of Brick Township and Brick Memorial raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period to get to 4-1-1 on the season. Kevin Toye had 29 saves for the shutout. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Wednesday night highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Brick Township and Brick Memorial is made possible by OceanFirst Bank
Watch Tuesday 11.30 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ has two great Tuesday matchups on the ice thanks to our great partners. Middletown South vs. Middletown North is our NJ Devils Game of the Week plus we have Westfield’s opener against Summit! Middletown South 6 Middletown North 2 | Shore Conference Michael Ferlanti and Antonio Crispino scored goals five seconds apart late in the second period to give the Eagles the lead for good as Middletown South scored six unanswered goals to wipe out a 2-0 deficit and deliver an opening night win. Nate Block had back-to-back goals in the third period to give him 46 in his career. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown Ice World in our first NJ Devils Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to once again partner with the New Jersey Devils to spotlight high school hockey in the Garden State. We will honor the Top 5 goals of the month during the season at the Prudential Center and we’ll showcase one great game each week thanks to the Devils to bring extended highlights and post-game reaction Westfield 5 Summit 1 | McInnis Division Westfield (1-0) started the 2021 Ice Hockey season with a victory as the Blue Devils defeated McInnis Division rival Summit (0-1) 5-1. Following a scoreless first period, Matt Beke found net twice in the second to give Westfield a 3-1 lead after two. Beke scored again in the final period to end the night with three goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Warinanco Park: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Late PK Lifts Elizabeth Past Summit in Divisional Showdown
Elizabeth and Summit has become one of Union County’s top rivalries in recent memory and the latest edition did not disappoint. In the 67th minute of a 2-2 match, Summit’s John Murray was given a yellow card for taking down Elizabeth’s Cleff Alexis inside the box. Alexis – a junior forward – buried the ensuing […] 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.
Week 4 Brings Big Game Efforts. Vote Now for JSZ Game Balls!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Friday 9.17 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ had cameras all over the state on Friday night, with highlights coming in all night long! Another great edition of Friday Night Lights Jersey style! We’ve got six games from around the state. Thanks to our JSZ All-Access members for signing on to catch all the action. Watch our teaser with a look at […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
Lacrosse returned in a big way in 2021, as sectional and state champions were crowned. The NJSIAA also held the annual Tournament of Champions event, capping off an exciting season in boys lacrosse. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 boys lacrosse games of the year! No. 10: Rumson-Fair Haven Edges Wall for Sectional Title Luke Devlin scored four goals to lead RFH to a hard-fought South Jersey Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 9: Ocean City Captures 1st Sectional Title in Program History The Red Raiders got four goals from Jake Schneider and knocked off Shawnee to make history in OC. JSZ’s James Mooney had the highlights: No. 8: Seton Hall Earns Signature Early Season Win Over Delbarton Just a few weeks into the season, the Pirates secured some major statewide bragging rights with a huge win over the Green Wave. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand: No. 7: Mountain Lakes Continues Dominance in Group 1 Mountain Lakes grinded out a victory over Manasquan to bring home its third consecutive state championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights: No. 6: Hunterdon Central Wins 1st State Title Since 2008 It was a game that was delayed by a day and caused many Red Devils players to miss their prom, but Hunterdon Central dominated Southern to win its first championship in more than a decade. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 5: Westfield Outlasts Pingry in Double OT to Win Bristol Cup Mack Prybylski ripped a shot into the back of the net in double overtime. to set off a celebration for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand: No. 4: Summit Makes it a Three-Peat in Group 2 The Hilltoppers continued a memorable campaign by beating RFH for their third straight state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 3: Ironmen Come Back to Beat Delbarton for Non-Public A State Crown Max Thomas scored four goals to help Don Bosco knock off the Green Wave for the state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call. No. 2: Chatham Wins State Title in Dramatic Fashion Chatham and Ocean City were tied up with less than a minute to go in the Group 3 state final, when J.P. Lagunowich scored to lift the Cougars to victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 1: Bosco Wins Battle of Unbeatens to Claim 1st T.O.C. Title The Ironmen finished the best season in program history by beating previously unbeaten Summit in the Tournament of Champions final to complete an undefeated year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand:
Vote Now For JSZ’s Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year
Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year is underway! We get things started with some incredible shots from our boys lacrosse coverage. Watch our nominees and cast your vote. Our cameras have captured some memorable lacrosse moments in 2021, and now we need your help on deciding who had the best goal on the boys side. Vote now for our Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year nominees below: The polls closes at 3 p.m. Friday. Be sure to vote for the rest of our Spring Top Plays in the upcoming days!
Watch Saturday 6.19 Lacrosse Tournament of Champions Final Highlights
Don Bosco 11 Summit 7 | Boys TOC Final Don Bosco (18-0) capped off their best Boys Lacrosse season in school history with the program’s first Tournament of Champions Title. The Ironmen defeated Summit (18-1) 11-7 to hand the Hilltoppers their only loss of the year. Don Bosco quickly jumped out to a 4-0 lead […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 6.16 JSZ Boys Lacrosse TOC Highlights
We’re going down from the final four teams in New Jersey to the last two left standing. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of both Tournament of Champions semifinals games from Wednesday. Find out who will meet in the TOC final set for Saturday! Enjoy all the highlights now with the JSZ All-Access Pass. Summit 11 Mountain […] 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 Saturday 6.12 JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
The group championships for girls lacrosse are here! After a long and arduous season, six state champions were crowned Saturday at Middletown South and Montgomery. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of each one. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Summit 13 | Group 2 Final Chase Boyle and Mia James […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 6.9 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The 2021 boys state finals are here! Well, some of them, at least. Weather wreaked havoc around the state Wednesday night but we have four group championship games from three different host sites. Enjoy the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Don Bosco 11 Delbarton 8 | Non-Public A It may have taken some extra […] 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 Saturday 5.22 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
We have highlights of both girls and boys Union County Championships including some of the top teams in the state! Summit 11 Westfield 9 | Union County Boys Final In a battle of two public state powers, Summit (10-0) captured a third straight Union County Title following an 11-9 victory over Westfield (8-4). The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter before going ahead 8-3 at halftime. Westfield would counter as Villanova commit Mack Prybylski and Fairfield bound Aidan McLane both finishing hat tricks would cut the deficit to 9-7 in the fourth. However, Summit tacking on a pair of scores from Holy Cross commit Michael Bonomo in the final minutes would secure the win. Bonomo and Penn commit Luke DiNola each had four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Clark: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Oak Knoll 11 Summit 5 | Union County Girls Final Familiar foes squared off on the campus of Arthur L. Johnson High School, the Royals improved upon their one-point victory from a month ago. An explosion of scoring came late in the first half from Devon Gogerty as she netted three goals and had an assist to put Oak Knoll out in front and the Royals never looked back. It was a team effort to capture the Union County Title as seven different girls scored at least one goal for Oak Knoll. Jane Freeman had two goals for the Hilltoppers in the loss. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Clark:
Watch Thursday 5.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
County tournament season is well underway and our cameras have coverage of three conference playoff games – two from Union County and one more from Bergen County. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Bergen Catholic 15 Ramapo 7 | Bergen County Tournament Quarterfinal Bergen Catholic (7-5) scored eight unanswered goals from the […] 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 5.13 JSZ LAX Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another evening of exciting lacrosse coverage from around the Garden State. We bring you to the Shore Conference where a 100-plus conference game win streak is snapped followed by Union County’s top two teams each picking up big wins. Enjoy! Trinity Hall 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Peyton […] 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 Tuesday 4.27 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ keeps the lacrosse highlights coming with some of the Garden State’s top teams in action on Tuesday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Summit 12 Montclair 3 | Boys Michael Bonomo’s career-best five goal performance was the driving factor in Summit’s (4-0) continued hot start. Bonomo fed off of […] 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 Monday 1.18 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone starts off the week with some more ice hockey action with a major early Gordon Conference showdown in South Jersey and a pair of games from Mennen Sports Arena. Stay tuned for all the action now! Gloucester Catholic 3 Bergen Catholic 2 The Rams started the season with a signature win over […] 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 Saturday 10.24 JSZ Football Highlights
Saturday provided another strong slate of games across the Garden State to close out Week 4. Enjoy the highlights! Somerville 55 Summit 42 Cookie Desiderio had three TD runs and an 80 yard TD catch on a screen pass and sophomore quarterback Mike Miller ran for two scores and threw three TD’s to get the […] 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 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 the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year!
We haven’t forgotten about the goalies. JSZ brings you 10 amazing stops captured by our cameras. Cast your vote now to see who gets the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year We spent the last week having fun with a tournament-style 32 bracket of JSZ’s top hockey goals. Now it’s time to give the goalies some love. We went through all of our games and picked out the best saves captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. The polls are open NOW and will close on Monday at 3:00 pm. Watch the ten nominees and cast your vote for JSZ Hockey Save of the Year: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Vote now for JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year championship round!
Thanks to all the great hockey fans for voting all week. After 32 goals, we’re down to the final two. Vote now for Jake Puskar vs. JT Zangara to see who wins the JSZ Goal of the Year! It all comes down to the final two! Summit’s Jake Puskar takes on Randolph’s JT Zangara in a battle of two-state champions. Puskar’s between the legs goal came in the Union County final. Zangara’s goal was part of his hat trick in the state finals at the Prudential Center. The polls are open through Saturday at 6:00 pm. Watch both goals below and cast your vote! JSZ Hockey Goals of the Year FINAL: Jake Puskar, Summit vs. JT Zangara, Randolph Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out all 32 goals of the year nominees captured by JSZ cameras: Jersey Sports Zone’s Hockey Goal of the Year is brought to you by NJM Insurance
Its the Final Four of JSZ’s Goal of the Year – Vote Now!
Thousands of votes have our top hockey goals down to the Final Four. Vote now on the two matchups to see who advances to the Goal of the Year Final! Thanks to everyone who has voted and enjoyed our new spin on our Plays of the Year. From 32 top goals captured by JSZ cameras, it’s now time for the Final 4. We’ve got two matchups lined up. The polls are open now through Friday night at 6:00 pm. JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year Final 4 Matchups (Click on the name to watch the video of the goal) Jake Puskar, Summit vs. Jimmy Mullarney, Middletown North Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo, Middletown South vs. JT Zangara, Randolph Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s Hockey Goal of the Year is being brought to you by NJM Insurance.
It’s time for the Elite 8 in JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year
Thousands of votes have our top hockey goals down to the Elite Eight. Vote now on the four matchups to see who advances to the Final Four! Thanks to everyone who has voted and enjoyed our new spin on our Plays of the Year. From 32 top goals captured by JSZ cameras, it’s now time for the Final 8. We’ve got four matchups lined up. The polls are open now through Thursday night at 6:00 pm. JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year Elite 8 Matchups (Click on the name to watch the video of the goal) Kellum Foster-Palmer, Montclair vs. Jake Puskar, Summit Take Our Poll Jimmy Mullarney, Middletown North vs. Leah Stecker, Morristown-Beard Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo, Middletown South vs. Brett Janifer, Montclair Take Our Poll JT Zangara, Montclair vs. Christian Cuccia, St. Joe-Metuchen Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s Hockey Goal of the Year is being brought to you by NJM Insurance
It’s the Sweet 16 in JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year – Vote NOW!
Thanks to everyone from the hockey community to turn out and watch 32 awesome goals. The first round is complete and the Sweet 16 is underway! Watch the brackets and check out the matchups and vote now We’ve reached round two in JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year tournament. We’ve got eight second-round matchups. In case you missed it, you can see our 32 goal of the year nominees here and then click below to watch the individual matchups and cast your vote. The polls will stay open through Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Click on each individual name to watch the video of their goal and cast your vote in all 8 second-round matchups! JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year Sweet 16 Jake Puskar, Summit vs. Luke McNamara, Manasquan Take Our Poll Kellum Foster-Palmer, Montclair vs. Anthony Galante, Marlboro Take Our Poll Leah Stecker, Morristown-Beard vs. Aram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Take Our Poll Greg Spitznagel, Summit vs. Jimmy Mullarney, Middletown North Take Our Poll Chris Farinacci, Manasquan vs. Brett Janifer, Montclair Take Our Poll Sal Guzzo, Don Bosco Prep vs. Nick Piscopo, Middletown South Take Our Poll Christian Cuccia, St. Joe-Metuchen vs. Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional Take Our Poll JT Zangara, Randolph vs. Dylan Idland/Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Take Our Poll JSZ”s Dunk of the Year Contest is brought to you by NJM Insurance
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!
Vote now for JSZ’s NJ Devils Feb/March Top Goals!
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 Conference Tournaments and the state playoffs 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 December captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Friday 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 from the postseason will be honored during the Devils game against the Calgary Flames at the Prudential Center on March 19th. 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 December will meet a Devils player prior to the game against the Calgary Flames on March 19th, followed by dinner and the Top 5 goals played on the world’s largest indoor arena scoreboard during the second intermission. Watch last month’s JSZ video that featured Devils forward Joey Anderson breaking down the Top 5 goals from January:
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:
Morristown-Beard Wins Inaugural Girls Ice Hockey State Championship!
Morristown-Beard 3 Summit 0 Whenever our cameras come to the Prudential Center it is always an unforgettable moment for those involved. The New Jersey Devils helped host a piece of history that will not soon be forgotten as fans in Newark witnessed the inaugural Girls Ice Hockey State Championship. Morristown-Beard (1) defeated Summit (5) 3-1 to capture the first ever Girls State Title in the sport. Leah Stecker and Logan Sutera would help the Crimson take a 2-0 lead in the second period, Stecker would add another goal to finish with two on the night. Stanley Cup Champion and Morristown-Beard Head Coach, Bruce Driver returned to his stomping grounds where he helped raise a banner more than twenty yearsago as a player to hopefully start a new chapter for Women’s sports in NJ. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
What Thursday 3.5 Hockey State Semifinal Highlights
Three more hockey state semifinals have the field set for this Monday at the Rock and the NJSIAA state hockey championships. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook have the highlights from all three games at Mennen Arena! Don Bosco Prep 5 Seton Hall Prep 3 | Non-Public The Ironmen scored three straight goals to build a two-goal cushion and were able to hold off Seton Hall Prep’s two-goal third period to return to the Rock to defend their Non-Public state championship. Connor Sedlak had a pair of goals with Arthur Tsimerman, Salvatore Guzzo and Ryan Fine also lighting the lamp for the Ironmen. Don Bosco Prep will take on CBA in Newark on Monday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One on One with Steve Adubato Summit 3 Manasquan 2 (OT) | Public C Greg Spitznagel’s second goal of the game 4:01 into overtime puts the Hilltoppers into the state finals for a third straight year. Summit took a 2-0 lead on a shorthanded goal by Jake Puskar early in the second period but Manasquan would respond with a pair of goals by Anthony Dowd to tie the game at two heading into the third period. Summit will face Ramsey in the state finals this Monday at the Prudential Center. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mennen Arena: Ramsey 3 Lakeland 0 | Public C Ramsey goaltender Dane Beltramini recored a 13-save shutout as his Rams defeated Lakeland to advance to the Public C championship game. Simon Cohen, Ryan Schwarz and Jake Barone all notched goals in the win. The Rams will face top-seeded Summit in the Public C final on Monday at the Prudential Center. Watch all the highlights here:
Watch Monday 3.2 JSZ Playoff Hockey Highlights
The state playoffs are well underway and Jersey Sports Zone has a truckload of quarterfinal action from across the Garden State. Stay tuned with JSZ throughout the next week as we inch closer to the state finals at the Prudential Center next Monday! Gloucester Catholic 4 Delbarton 3 | Non-Public Quarterfinal Gloucester Catholic (5) defeated Delbarton (4) 4-3 in an overtime thriller to reach the Non-Public Semifinals. After trailing 1-0 to begin the first period, Delbarton rallied back to lead 2-1 entering the second. With the game tied at 3-3, regulation wouldn’t be enough to crown a winner between these two and in overtime Zack Johnson would score a game winning goal for the Rams. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Gloucester Catholic coverage. Jackson Liberty 2 Hillsborough 1 | Public A Quarterfinal Mike Behm’s third period dish to Joey Virga with 3:39 left in regulation proved to be the game-winner as No. 5 Jackson Liberty-Point Boro co-op defeated No. 4 Hillsborough, last year’s runner-up in this section. Zach D’Andrea, who’s scored over 200 points in his career, scored the other goal for the Lions in the third period, too. Jackson Liberty will face No. 1 seed Morris Knolls in the Public A semifinals Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Flemington Ice Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hillsborough athletics throughout the 2020 scholastic year is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Hunterdon Central 1 Howell 0 | Public A Quarterfinal Peyton Miller’s goal early in the second period was the only score in this goalie-dominated matchup. No. 11 Howell senior San McEvoy was incredible in net, turning away numerous legitimate Red Devil scoring chances. No. 3-seed Hunterdon Central netminder Jack Menichillo preserved the shutout for the win. Hunterdon Central will face No. 2 seed Montclair in the Public A semifinal Wednesday at Mennen Arena. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington Ice Arena: Middletown South 3 Governor Livingston 1 | Public B Quarterfinal Demitri Forand’s goal with 1:56 left gave the Eagles a spot in the state semifinals and a rematch with top seed Randolph. Brandon Cuccaro scored just 1:24 into the game to give Governor Livingston an early 1-0 lead. Nate Block tied things up just over three minutes later with his 22nd goal. The rest of the story was outstanding goaltending. Sophomore Shane Cook had 45 saves for the Highlanders in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has an outstanding game from Middletown Ice World: Manasquan 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 | Public C Quarterfinal Vin Ferraro and Luke McNamara scored goals 81 seconds apart early in the second period and Matt Franzoni scored his 25th of the season for a huge insurance goal in the third period to give Manasquan its first-ever berth in the state hockey semifinals. The Warriors will face defending state champ Summit for a spot in the state Public C state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Summit 7 Trinity Hall 6 (Hilltoppers win shootout 3-1) | NJ Girls State Semifinal Lily Spooner made three saves in the shootout and the Hilltoppers punched their ticket to the Rock and the first-ever New Jersey girls state championship game where they will face Morristown-Beard. JSZ has highlights of the dramatic OT and shootout from the Red Bank Armory:
Watch Saturday 2.21 JSZ Championship Hockey Highlights
The high school hockey cup season comes to a close on Saturday night and now it’s time for the Road to the Rock and the state playoffs! JSZ brings you an overtime thriller between Summit and Montclair in the McInnis Cup plus we’ve got the Mennen Cup championship between Morristown-Beard and Randolph Summit 3 Montclair 2 | McInnis Cup Final Tom Pryymak completed a natural hat trick :48 into overtime to give Summit a come from behind win and the McInnis Cup. Montclair jumped out to a 2-0 lead on goals by Oscar Rosen and Jared Topf, but Pryymak responded less than a minute after Topf’s goal to get Summit on the board. Pryymak’s second of the night tied the game at two midway through the third period. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: Morristown-Beard 5 Randolph 1 | Mennen Cup Final Tommy Matthews had two goals and an assist to lead Morristown-Beard to their first Mennen Cup title since 2017. The Crimson scored three times in the second period to secure the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction:
NJ Devils Honor JSZ’s Top January Hockey Goals
The New Jersey Devils commitment to supporting high school hockey in New Jersey is second to none. With the high school state finals at the Prudential Center just around the corner, the Devils hosted Jersey Sports Zone’s top five goal scorers from January during their 2-1 win against the San Jose Sharks. Devils forward Joey Anderson watched JSZ”s top goals and offered his commentary to our honorees. Watch our recap from another great night at the Rock: Thanks again to the New Jersey Devils for making a special experience for high school hockey players in New Jersey. Coming up in March, we’ll have the top goals from the high school hockey post-season and ask you to cast your vote. We’ll once again honor five more hockey players with our final edition of JSZ’s Goals of the Month
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:
Puskar’s hat trick and between the legs goal leads Summit to Union County Championship
Jake Puskar provides all the offense for Summit at Warinanco Skating Center. Puskar’s hat trick was capped off with one of the most amazing goals you’ll ever see. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the Hilltoppers 3-1 win over Westfield NOW Summit 3 Westfield 1 | Union County Championship Jake Puskar scored a goal in all three periods capped off by a dazzling between the legs goal to give the Hilltoppers a second straight Union County title. Puskar scored in the opening minute of the second period off a feed from Greg Spitznagel to give Summit a 2-0 lead. Dan McDonald got Westfield on the board with a power-play goal a couple of minutes later to make it 2-1. Hilltoppers goalie Nikita Pryymak would not surrender any more goals thanks to his 20 saves. Puskar’s insurance goal is a must-see. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. 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 email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 1.8 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you two big showdowns from Wednesday night ice in New Jersey high school hockey. Morristown-Beard continues to be one of NJ’s hottest teams with a nine-game win streak plus we’ve got the much anticipated public school showdown between Summit and Randolph. Morristown-Beard 5 Chatham 2 Nick Vantassell had two goals and an assist and the Crimson had a pair of shorthanded goals on the way to their ninth straight victory. Morristown-Beard scored two goals in the first and built a 4-0 lead in the second period. Vantassell scored the first goal of the game with a snipe from the right circle and closed out the scoring with another deadly shot for a shorthanded goal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mennen Arena: Summit 0 Randolph 0 Who doesn’t love a goalie battle?! An empty scoreboard certainly doesn’t tell the entire tale of this matchup between the top two public school teams in New Jersey. Summit net minder Nikita Pryymak looked outstanding and finished with 39 saves — Randolph’ Gavin Einfeldt stopped 17 more as both goalie’s notched shutouts. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Aspen Ice in Randolph:
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
The TD’s Keep Coming! More Stellar Performances Up for Week 7 Game Balls
Just like that, Week 7 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 10.24 JSZ Soccer Tournament Championship Highlights
The Jersey Sports Zone team was on hand to capture exciting championship soccer. Nery Rodriguez has the Mercer County boys and girls finals, Jay Cook brings us the Union County boys final and Rich Chrampanis was in Sayreville for the GMC boys title game. Stay tuned throughout the night for all the highlights! Pennington 4 Notre Dame 3|Mercer County Tournament Boys Championship 80 minutes was not enough to decide the best boys soccer team in Mercer County. After falling behind 3-1 at halftime, Pennington managed fight back to tie the game at 3-3 on a score from Stas Korzenowski and a penalty kick from Babaccar Niang in the closing moments of the second. In double overtime Ousmane Gueye would find net for a golden goal to help the Red Raiders capture a fifth straight MCT Tournament crown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Pennington and Notre Dame is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. East Brunswick 2 South Brunswick 2 (Bears win 4-3 in PKs)|GMC Boys Championship Srihari Sudhir scored two first-half goals and delivered the clinching goal in PK’s to give East Brunswick a second straight GMC title and the 17th in the program’s history. Corey Peterson got the scoring started with a goal in the 10th minute to give South Brunswick an early 1-0 lead before Sudhir scored a pair of first-half goals. Jake Stump’s 26th goal drew the match even and after 20 minutes of extra time, penalties determined the title for the first time. Ryan McSwieney made a save in the second round that put the Bears ahead for good. East Brunswick made four straight PKs to deliver the championship. Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Sayreville High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of South Brunswick is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Pennington 2 Allentown 0 | Girls Mercer County Tournament Championship For a second year the Mercer County Tournament Girls Final saw Pennington and Allentown squaring up. The Red Raiders struck first on a goal from Shealyn Tirenddi to go ahead 1-0 at halftime. Early in the second, Villanova commit Kylie Daigle added another score to help Pennington repeat as MCT Champions. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Pennington coverage. Elizabeth 2 Summit 2 | Boys Union County Tournament Championship After 100 minutes of hard-fought soccer and multiple changes in momentum, the Union County Tournament final ended in a tie for the third straight year. No. 1 seed Elizabeth jumped out to a 2-0 lead at the half but No. 2 Summit battled back in the second half to tie the match as both teams earned Co-Champion honors. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights of this thriller from Kean University:
Are These Numbers for Real?! Vote NOW for JSZ’s Week 4 Game Balls
Just like that, Week 4 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Eye-Popping TD Numbers, Yardages Highlight JSZ Week 3 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 3 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Colonial Valley Conference. Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 9.28 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Three wraps up with plenty of intriguing games across the Garden State. From a triple-overtime thriller to a national out of state power coming to NJ, watch it all now! Delbarton 39 DePaul Catholic 37 (3OT) Cole Freeman had a 25-yard touchdown and a 2-point conversion in the third overtime session in a wild shootout in Morristown. DePaul Catholic rallied from a 17-9 fourth-quarter deficit to draw even thanks to an Andrew Butler TD pass to Edward Conoran followed by a two-point conversion. The Spartans had a chance to win it in regulation but Jake Jarmolowich blocked the game-winning attempt to force overtime. Jarmolowich added two TD catches in overtime while Butler hooked up with Teddy Afful for two scores. The Spartans missed the two-point conversion that would have ended the game in a tie. JSZ has all the twists and turns from a thrilling game! Why did we have all the highlights from this thriller?? It’s because of our Delbarton sponsor Tip of the Spear! Thanks for letting us capture a special moment St. Frances (MD) 28 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 0 Two of the nation’s Top 10-ranked programs met in a much anticipated matchup in Montvale. St. Frances Academy, loaded with over a dozen Power 5 players, stormed St. Joe’s in the second half with 21 straight points after the break. It’s the first shutout loss suffered by the Green Knights since Nov. 24, 2011 against Don Bosco Prep. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Rahway 41 Summit 23 In a rematch of last year’s North Group 3 Sectional Final, Rahway avenged its loss to Summit in 2019 with a dominating 41-23 win. The Indians were led by Junior Rashon “RaRa” Bradford who finished the day with 237 overall yards and 4 touchdowns. Rahway handed the Hilltoppers their first loss of the season as they remain perfect at 3-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Penns Grove 42 River Dell 7 The Red Devils dominated this South-North clash, building a 30-0 lead in the first half. Nasir Robinson rushed for three touchdowns in the win. Kavon Lewis and Tyionn Brewer each threw a TD pass, to Torvon Ransome and Jymir Gilliam respectively. Aaron Frazier-Spencer returned a fumble for a score for Penns Grove as well. Jack Gillies connected with Mike Sirico for the Golden Hawks’ only touchdown of the day. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Carneys Point: Nottingham 24 Trenton 0 After suffering a 30-0 shutout last season to Trenton, Nottingham returned the favor this season with a 24-0 shutout of their own. The Northstars employed a stifling defensive effort to limit the Tornadoes to less than 100 yards of offense while also forcing three interceptions. JSZ has the highlights from Hamilton Township: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton and Nottingham is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ Week 2 South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 1 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League and the Colonial Valley Conference. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference , Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Lacrosse Games of 2019
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 lacrosse. #10 Moorestown 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 8 (OT) Monmouth University commit, Ashley Nutt, scores game-winning goal. #9 Red Bank Catholic 15 Monroe 2 Red Bank Catholic defeats Monroe in girls lacrosse season opener. #8 Oak Knoll 10 Moorestown 8 – TOC Final Katie Duttenhofer scores four goals against the Moorestown Quakers. #7 Ridgewood 14 Oak Knoll 8 University of Notre Dame commit, Jackie Wolak, finishes with three goals and one assist. #6 Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Red Bank Catholic 6 – SCT Final Rumson-Fair Haven wins their seventh straight Shore Conference Tournament. #5 Camden Catholic 9 Middle Township 8 Camden Catholic wins the Girls South Jersey Group 2 Lacrosse Semifinal. #4 Moorestown 11 Ridgewood 10 – TOC Semifinal Moorestown defeats Ridgewood, advancing to the Tournament of Champions Final. #3 Ridgewood 12 Moorestown 8 No. 2 Ridgewood defeats No. 1 Moorestown in an upset victory. Jackie Wolak finished with three goals and two assists. #2 Summit 11 Oak Knoll 10 – Union County Final Lehigh commit, Katia Carnevale, scores game-winning goal. #1 Rumson-Fair Haven 11 Red Bank Catholic 10 Chase Boyle scores the game-winning goal for Rumson-Fair Haven.
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.
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 6.6 JSZ Tournament of Champions Semifinal Highlights
Delbarton 12 Montgomery 8 NJ lacrosse fans know by now that when it comes to postseason play, all roads lead to Delbarton. The Green Wave advanced to their fourth straight Tournament of Champions Final with a 12-8 win over Montgomery. Delby went ahead 7-0 early thanks to a hat trick in the first half from C.J. Kirst. Closing in on the break Montgomery countered with four unanswered goals to creep within three of the reigning Champs, but with the help of All-American Mikey Long and LJ Millar they were able to create a deficit too large for the Cougars to overcome. Kirst finished with four goals while Millar, Long and Jack Cerza all had a pair of scores. Watch the highlights now: Mountain Lakes 9 Summit 8 It wouldn’t be the state playoffs if there wasn’t any late game heroics. The rematch of last year’s Tournament of Champions Semifinal between Mountain Lakes and Summit didn’t disappoint as it was the Lakers tasting revenge with a 8-7 triple overtime victory. It looked as though Summit would skate away with an easy W when they got ahead 7-3 in the third quarter. However, Mountain Lakes was able to fend off the Hilltoppers as they replied with four straight goals to tie the game in the final seconds of the fourth. Two overtimes would not be enough for these two evenly matched opponents and following a timeout, Spencer Goodbar already with two goals on the day scored a golden goal to send the Lakers to their first TOC Final since 2008. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Watch 5.31 JSZ State Championship Lacrosse Highlights
No more rain means four state titles on Friday afternoon in New Jersey boys lacrosse. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a pair of state championship tilts at Hopewell Valley while Rich Chrampanis brings us the action from Shore Regional. Congratulations to all the state champs in 2019! Moorestown 9 Chatham 6 – Group 3 State Championship After falling in the same game a year ago, No. 11 Moorestown defeated No. 12 Chatham 9-6 to grab their second Group 3 State Championship in three years. The Quakers took an early 5-3 lead at halftime following two scores from Junior Connor McDonough. Just when Chatham would begin to stage a comeback in the third quarter Nick Cataline and Shane Knobloch would each score twice to keep the game out of reach. Connor McDonough ended the day with three goals total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage! Montgomery 11 Hunterdon Central 8 – Group 4 State Championship No. 10 Montgomery stunned lacrosse fans as they upset No. 6 Hunterdon Central to win their second Group 4 State Title in three years. The Cougars jumped out to a 7-3 lead at halftime before Hunterdon Central would eventually tie the game at 8 on a 5-1 run entering the fourth quarter. However, Alex Ipeker and Kyle Howard on back to back scores would give Montgomery the lead to avoid a comeback. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Mountain Lakes 7 Manasquan 6 – Group 1 State Championship Drew Brennfleck and Alan Stoloff broke a 5-5 tie with back to back goals late in the third quarter that proved to be the difference in the Lakers second straight boys lacrosse state championship. After Manasquan had a 3-2 lead with 7:54 to go in the second quarter on Wednesday before rains came, the game resumed on Friday with Mountain Lakes quickly getting the equalizer. But the Warriors took a 4-3 lead at the half on a Casey Mulligan goal. Canyon Birch led all scorers with a hat trick closing his career with 392 goals, but the Lakers were able to hold off the Warriors attempt to force overtime during the game’s final seven minutes. Watch all the action from a thrilling state title game at Shore Regional High School: Summit 10 Somerville 0 – Group 2 State Championship Micahel Bonomo scored four goals in the first quarter and fellow sophomore Luke Dinola added for scores of his own as the Hilltoppers dominated on the way to a Group 2 state title. Skyler Schluter had six assists in the win and the Summit defense was lights out. Somerville goalie Evan Barr had 21 saves in an outstanding game to close out his junior season. Watch JSZ’s highlights and post-game reaction from Shore Regional
Watch Wednesday 5.8 JSZ Lax County Championship Highlights
County tournament season is in full swing and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from Morris and Union counties for three title games, including Delbarton and Mountain Lakes again battling it out for Morris County supremacy; and Summit securing the sweep in Union County. Stay tuned for all the action later tonight! Delbarton 14 Mountain Lakes 12 – Morris County Tournament Championship It’s one of the most fierce lacrosse rivalries New Jersey has to offer and it rarely disappoints — that’s what you get when Delbarton and Mountain Lakes meet in the Morris County finals. Delbarton’s Under Armour All-American Mikey Long brought his game in the championship battle as he netted a career-best six goals to lead the Green Wave to their seventh-straight and 18th-overall county title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Mount Olive High School in Flanders: Summit 9 Westfield 4 – Boys Union County Tournament Championship John Fischetti scored a hat trick and the Summit defense allowed just one goal in the second half on the way to a second straight Union County championship. The Hilltoppers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Westfield rallied for two goals late in the half to get within 4-3. Fischetti’s second of the game came on a man advantage late in the third quarter and Summit put the game away with three fourth quarter goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from AL Johnson High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Summit 11 Oak Knoll 10 – Girls Union County Tournament Championship Katia Carnevale’s dodge behind the net opened the door for her to score with :09 left in regulation to complete a four-goal comeback and give Summit a Union County title. The Hilltoppers trailed 10-7 before mounting a comeback. Anna Griffith scored three goals including the game-tying goal from 8-meters. Oak Knoll scored a 17-10 win over Summit just four days prior, but the Hilltoppers get their revenge. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from AL Johnson High School:
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
No. 7 Summit Girls Lacrosse Upsets No. 2 Ridgewood 8-7!
Summit 8 Ridgewood 7 – Girls Lacrosse The Summit Hilltoppers defeated the Ridgewood Maroons 8-7 on Monday night after a second half comeback. The Ridgewood Girls Lacrosse team went into the game against Summit undefeated at 12-0. The Ridgewood Maroons defeated Moorestown last week, and are now currently No. 1 in the state, and No. 4 in the National Top 25 rankings. The Summit Hilltoppers moved up to No. 3 after this major upset win against the Maroons. Lehigh commit, Katia Carnevale, was the superstar of Monday night’s game, scoring three goals for Summit. In the last two minutes of the game, Carnevale tied the game at seven, and then scored the tiebreaker goal. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Ridgewood:
Watch Monday 4.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Welcome to another week of exciting New Jersey baseball. JSZ brings you highlights from four diamonds in all corners of the state, including Haddonfield’s Dylan Heine throwing a gem; Jackson Liberty rallying late to score a Shore win; Summit moving on through the Union County tournament; and J.P. Steven’s securing the win in an odd ending against Monroe. Jackson Liberty 5 Point Pleasant Boro 4 The Lions rallied for three runs with two outs in the 7th inning to get a come from behind win to make it 11 straight wins and a 13-1 record. Trailing 4-2, Point Boro starter Nick Guzzi was forced to leave the game following his 8th strikeout of the game with two outs in teh 7th after reaching 113 pitches. The Lions rallied with an infield single from Charlie Rudderow, a base hit up the middle by David Melfi and the go-ahead RBI single courtesy of Shane Hickey. Watch the highlights from an oustanding Shore Conference game along with post-game reaction: Haddonfield 2 Audubon 0 Rider commit Dylan Heine threw a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Haddons. Sean Colbert pitched a complete game, also allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Green Wave in the loss. Haddonfield clinched an automatic bid to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic with the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance! J.P. Stevens 4 Monroe 2 As the baseball season reaches its midway point Greater Middlesex Conference rivals J.P. Stevens and Monroe faced off for the first time this year. The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Monroe countered to tie it up. In the top of the third Shiv Patel drove in an RBI which would eventually help J.P. Stevens lead 4-2. Patel finished the day 3-4 with an RBI and had nine strikeouts from the mound. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Summit 3 Westfield 0 – Union County Tournament First Round It may have taken some time — five full innings to be exact — but Summit’s offense came alive at just the right time to score three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to advance into the Union County Tournament, where they’ll face top-seeded Cranford. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Soldier’s Memorial Field in Summit: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 4.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Easter weekend was not enough to stop the top lacrosse programs in the Garden State from hitting the field. Stay tuned throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from five games across the state! No. 4 Delbarton 15 No. 8 Summit 5 – Boys After falling to Seton Hall Prep in a tough loss earlier this month, it seems Delbarton is now back on track. C.J. Kirst and Under Armour All-American Mikey Long put together career games as Delbarton topped the Hilltoppers in a rematch of last season’s Tournament of Champions finale. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: No. 2 Seton Hall Prep 12 No. 7 Hunterdon Central 4 – Boys Second ranked Seton Hall Prep remains undefeated in 2019 following an impressive 12-4 win over No. 7 Hunterdon Central. The Pirates trailed for all about two and half minutes in the first quarter before unleashing a stifling offense that would eventually make it 8-3 at halftime. In the second act a change at goalie saw Todd Carolonza end the day with one goal allowed and seven saves. UMass commit Luke Blanc and University of Virginia bound Connell Kumar both found net three times. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: No. 11 Lenape 12 No. 12 Shawnee 10 – Boys The Indians raced out to an 8-2 halftime lead, before holding off a furious Renegades rally down the stretch. Mason Bregman and Luke Cole each scored four goals in the win. Bryce Reece added two goals for Lenape. Gavyn Wilson scored four goals for Shawnee in the loss, while Chris Lyons added three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference rivalry game: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 No. 13 Moorestown 4 (2OT) – Boys Drew Frankel’s low liner shot with 22 seconds to go in double overtime gives Rumson-Fair Haven a big win outside the Shore Conference. The game featured outstanding goaltending by the Quakers Jack Avis and RFH’s Ryan Croddick. Connor McDonough scored in the final minute of regulation for Moorestown to force overtime. Frankel’s game-winner came with RFH a man up. Watch the highlights from a fantastic showdown on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to cover this great game. NJM Insurance (Moorestown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) are the reason we captured this fantastic matchup! No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 9 – Girls The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs had a six-goal, second half comeback on Saturday morning, defeating the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, who won the TOC in 2017, by just one goal. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle scored the team-high for the Dawgs with four goals. Sophia Passalaqua scored the second highest with three goals. Bridgewater-Raritan’s Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. 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 Regional High School! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
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
11 Great Stops Nominated for JSZ/NJ Devils’ Top Save of the Year
JSZ has been highlighting the top goals throughout this past hockey season, and now it’s time to show some love to the guys who’ve made next-level stops between the pipes. Jersey Sports Zone and the New Jersey Devils are teaming up and want your vote for the top save from this year. The winner of the poll will be selected as the fifth goalie on JSZ’s All-Zone hockey team. The poll will be open through Friday at 9 p.m. Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Watch the top saves here:
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.
Frosh Goalie McCormack Pushes Summit to Union County Tourney Title in MVP Performance
Saturday hockey has JSZ with highlights of Summit’s Union County title plus a shootout between Howell and Jackson Liberty out of the Shore Conference Summit net-minder Grant McCormack is still getting adjusted to playing goalie on his high school hockey team. No, not because he’s freshman — it’s because the position is relatively foreign to him. McCormack, who’s played hockey his whole life, only played the position for one year on his peewee team. Now he’s stepped as Summit’s full-time goalie as Nikita Pryymak is recovering from a lower body injury and has helped the Hilltoppers grab some gold. McCormack was a proverbial brick wall in Summit’s 3-0 win over Westfield in the Union County Tournament finals Saturday night. He stopped 21 shots, captured the shutout and was named tournament MVP. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all highlights from Warinanco Park: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield athletics is brought to you by Assemblyman John Bramnick. Howell 11 Jackson Liberty 8 Joe Bianco had four goals an assist as Howell outscored Jackson Liberty on Saturday night. The Jackson Liberty duo of Nick Labianca and Joe Granza both eclisped 200 career points in the loss. JSZ has the highlights from the Shore Conference:
Watch Thursday 1.10 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has Thursday night hoops around New Jersey. We’ve got Shore Conference wins for Middletown South and RBC, plus the Summit boys prevail up North and the Trenton Catholic girls show why they are ranked in the top 10. Red Bank Catholic 62 Manasquan 50 – Boys Basketball Charlie Gordinier had 21 points and 9 rebounds and John Duffy added 15 on five three-pointers to give RBC a home win in a battle of 9-1 squads. JSZ has the highlights from a big Shore Conference win in Red Bank for the Caseys: Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for allowing us to capture great moments from Red Bank Catholic all year long! Middletown South 51 Long Branch 45 – Boys Basketball Luke Albrecht and Jack Sheridan paced South with 12 points apiece as the Eagles have won four straight games. Middletown South took the lead for good early in the third quarter and was able to hold off the Green Wave. JSZ has the highlights from Shore Conference play in Middletown: Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Shore Conference action thanks to our sponsor. Thank you to Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for allowing us to showcase great high school athletes all year long Trenton Catholic 81 Northern Burlington 20 – Girls Basketball After suffering their first loss of the year No. 7 in the NJ Top 20, Trenton Catholic has rebounded with back to back wins. The Lady Mike’s held Northern Burlington to just four points in the first thanks to an impressive defensive performance. Naomi Shorts finished with 15 points while Gianna Hernandez-Boulden had 12. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage! Summit 48 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 43 – Boys Basketball Malcolm Sidebottom dropped a game-high 16 points while Eric Baier chipped in with 11 points to pace Summit to their second divisional win this season. The Hilltoppers now sit at 8-1 on the season and have proven to be one of the better teams this year from the UCC. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to our loyal sponsors like Equinox Fitness, JSZ is able to bring you great highlights from Summit High School all season long.
Vote now for first JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Central Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.5 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you statewide basketball coverage from Saturday, 1.5. Check back in for more games as we continue to post throughout the evening! Rutgers Prep 68 Notre Dame 50 | Boys Basketball No. 18 in the NJ Top 20 Rutgers Prep picked up its second win a row after a three-point filled battle with Notre Dame. Tied at 24-24 heading into halftime the Argonauts came alive late in the third quarter to grab a 52-40 lead. Trey Patterson and Jonah Charles both finished with 21 points in the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! Rumson-Fair Haven 62 Saint Rose 40 | Boys Basketball Ian O’Connor had 21 points and five different Bulldogs combined on 15-three pointers to get to 5-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights of the long range shooting display in Rumson on Saturday afternoon: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Jackson Memorial 63 Jackson Liberty 50 | Boys Basketball Brothers Matt and Rob Mahala combined for 31 points to power Jackson Memorial (4-4) to a double-digit win against crosstown team Jackson Liberty. The Jags also had great efforts from Jayson Lee (10 points, 10 rebounds) and Micah Wallace (16 points). Jackson Liberty was powered by their top player, Daniel Sofield, who dropped in a game-high 36 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: St. Joe-Hammonton 55 Rancocas Valley 38 | Boys Basketball | Seagull Classic Ian Brown scored 16 points to lead St. Joe-Hammonton to its seventh straight win in 2018-19. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Seagull Classic at Holy Spirit High Gloucester Catholic 60 Mainland 58 (OT) | Girls Basketball | Seagull Classic Sophomore Jada Williams made two free throws with 4.4 seconds left in overtime as the Rams rallied from 10 points down in the second half to improve to 8-1 on the season. The game featured two of the top prospects in New Jersey. Mainland’s Kylee Watson led all scorers with 25 points for Mainland while Duke commit Azana Baines had 13 points for the Rams. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Seagull Classic at Holy Spirit High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance Summit 37 Dayton 26 | Girls Basketball Summit defeated Dayton 37-26 on Saturday afternoon, improving their overall record to 6-2. Olivia Lawlor scored the game-high 14 points, and Annabella Yorio scored 12 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess was in Summit with the highlights: Summit 49 Phillipsburg 44 | Boys Basketball The Summit Hilltoppers improved their overall record to 6-1 after defeating the Phillipsburg Stateliners on Saturday. Malcolm Sidebottom scored the most points for the Hilltoppers with 13. Despite Phillipsburg’s loss, Richard Manigault scored the game-high 21 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess was in Summit with the full story and a post-game reaction from Sidebottom: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs
Seton Hall Prep wins third straight on the ice
JSZ has highlights from the Pirates 7th win of the 2018-19 season. Seton Hall Prep 4 Summit 2 Ryan Kemp had a goal and two assists to lead the Pirates to a third straight win. Kemp’s power play goal with :07 seconds left in the second made it 2-0. Seton Hall Prep would add two third period goals to take a 4-0 lead before Summit scored twice to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights from the Ice Vault: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
Watch JSZ’s Saturday 11.24 Football Bowl Game Highlights
The NJSIAA’s introduction of new regional bowl games to close out the high school football season adds another layer to playoff football in the Garden State. Over the next two weekends, Jersey Sports Zone will bring you extensive highlights and coverage of the 10 bowl games along with the three Non-Public sectional championships, all hosted at MetLife Stadium. Make sure to check in early and often for highlights of your favorite team. St. Joe-Montvale 13 Bergen Catholic 0 – Non-Public Group 4 State Championship The Green Knights defense delivered a true rare shutout against their rival to solidify a second straight state title and avenged a 24-20 loss to Bergen Catholic in October. The Crusaders were shutout for the first time since 1989, a span of 322 games. Angelo Guglielmello kicked two field goals and became NJ’s all-time leading scorer when it comes to kickers. Audric Estime scored the game’s lone touchdown in the second quarter. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: Thanks to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Bergen Catholic Red Bank Catholic 14 Mater Dei Prep 10 | Non-Public Group 3 State Championship The Caseys defense produced four turnovers and had a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to give Red Bank Catholic a state title. Steve Lubischer scored on an 11-yard TD run and Billy Guidetti found the zone from three yards out to account for RBC’s offense, but it was the Caseys defense that shined with the game on the line. Malik Ingram ran for 250 yards and a touchdown in a losing effort . Mater Dei had two trips inside the 10-yard line that resulted in a fumble and a fourth-quarter stop by Steve Cmielewski and Jake Louro. Cmielewski led the RBC defense with 17 tackles. JSZ has all the highlights from a tremendous showcase for Shore Conference football and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls in Red Bank. Thanks to Playa Bowls for allowing us to capture RBC’s state championship! Ramapo 42 Summit 22 | North Group 3 Bowl Game Championship After losing in the North 1 Group 3 Sectional Final to River Dell the past two seasons Ramapo defeated Summit to be the first North Group 3 Bowl Champions. Quarterback AJ Wingfield threw for 277 yards and five touchdowns while running back Max Baker had three scores of his own. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring our Summit coverage! Penns Grove 35 Willingboro 26 | South Group 1 Bowl The Penns Grove Red Devils overcame a major 20-point deficit against Willingboro to capture the ever elusive perfect season, becoming the first South Jersey team to go 13-0. Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from a thrilling come-from-behind win:
Watch JSZ Sunday 11.18 State Sectional Football Finals Highlights
JSZ brings you the final three sectional championships of the NJ state playoffs. Sunday high school championship football brings JSZ cameras to wins for Summit, Ramapo and Rumson-Fair Haven. Watch it all now! Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Somerville 35 – Central Jersey Group 3 Championship Alex Maldjian had an epic workhorse performance with 50 carries for 281 yards and 4 touchdowns as the Bulldogs avenged last year’s sectional title loss to Somerville at Rutgers by handing the Pioneers their first loss of the season on their home field. Jalahn Dabney had 270 yards of combined offense with four TD passes and a TD run, but RFH scored on its first possession and never surrendered the lead. Ian O’Connor had two TD catches for the Bulldogs who have won sectional titles in five of the last six years. JSZ has full highlights and post-game reaction: Sponsor Shout Out! We were able to be on hand for Rumson’s state championship thanks to the support of Gold Coast Cadillac in Oakhurst Summit 36 Rahway 16 – North 2 Group 3 Championship The North 2, Group 3 State Sectional Final between Summit and No. 19 Rahway capped off a great three day championship weekend of football. Summit went ahead 22-0 on three scores from running back Joe Lusardi. Rahway would counter with back to back scores of their own to make it a one possession game. However, following an interception from Jack Kelly and a touchdown a touchdown from Max Jackson the Hilltoppers would eventually walk away with a 36-14 victory. Summit will face Ramapo on 11/24 at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 3 Bowl Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Equinox Fitness for sponsoring our Summit coverage, we look forward to bringing you more Hilltopper athletics all year long! Ramapo 31 River Dell 7 – North 1 Group 3 Championship Ramapo’s dual-threat quarterback AJ Wingfield scored three rushing touchdowns and the Raider defense limited River Dell to only 161 total yards as Ramapo flew to win a state sectional title. It’s championship No. 11 for Ramapo, who very well may have staked their claim as the top public school in New Jersey. JSZ has all the highlights from the Raiders win:
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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
Voting is underway for JSZ Week 7 Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Seven 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. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (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 Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 7 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 7 Highlights
Watch Saturday 10.6 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone puts a wrap on Week 5 with 10 more games from around the Garden State. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Week 5 Top Play and Game Balls in four regions of the state! Watch our Saturday teaser and then scroll below to watch all 10 games Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joseph’s (Mont.) 20 Bergen Catholic’s two-way star Anthony Corbin led a 2nd half charge for the Crusaders that included a leaping interception and a go-ahead touchdown run to capture a 24-20 win over the St. Joseph Regional Green Knights. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Montvale and has all the highlights from another late-game North Jersey thriller: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to sponsor Equinox Fitness, Jersey Sports Zone is able to cover Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the year. Thanks, Equinox Fitness! Make sure to check out the other Equinox Fitness-sponsored game below. Seton Hall Prep 29 Montclair 28 Aidan Gilman threw a 28 yard TD pass to Nicholas Gullace in the final minute and converted a two-point conversion to give the Pirates a fourth straight win. Montclair’s Walter King caught three TD passes from Walter Murphy. His 3rd score from 65 yards out gave the Mounties their first lead of the game at 28-21 with just under two minutes to go. Gilman put together a 5-play, 80 yard drive to win it. Watch the highlights from a fantastic game in West Orange: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 21 Vineland 7 All-state running back Jada Byers and Co. helped the Wildcats rebound after a tough loss to Haddonfield last week with a big 21-7 win over Vineland on Saturday. Scoreless at the half, Byers broke loose for three touchdowns after intermission. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from a South Jersey bounce-back win: Trenton 33 Allentown 23 As the battle for the number one spot in the Capitol Division of the WJFL was on the line Saturday afternoon Both Allentown and Trenton were trying to rebound from losses in Week 4. The Tornadoes took a 19-17 lead at halftime, but Allentown fought back to go ahead 26-23 to begin the fourth. Trenton led by quarterback Mahsiah McRae scored twice late in the game to walk away with a 33-23 victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Trenton coverage! Hun School 26 Blair Academy 6 It was a MAPL showdown at the Hun School today where the Raiders took on the Blair Buccaneers. Hun’s passing game was outstanding in this one. Junior WR Nick DeGennaro had three touchdown catches and 150 receiving yards in the game. Check out full highlights now: Freehold Boro 17 Saint John Vianney 12 Matt Krauss had 35 carries for 270 yards and 2 TD’s as the Colonials scored 17 third-quarter points to snap a two-game losing streak. Zach Neely had a sack and fumble recovery that sparked Krauss to find the paint twice in the second half. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting Shore Conference showdown: We were able to get great highlights of St. John Vianney and Freehold Boro thanks to our sponsors. Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall sponsors our Colonials coverage and BCB-Bayshore is our St. John Vianney sponsor. Lacey 21 Lakewood 20 Justin Gorski had two short TD runs and clinched the win with an interception on the game’s final play as the Lions held off a late rally by the winless Piners. Lakewood trailed 21-7 in the 4th quarter before TJ Paturzo threw two TD passes to Sincere Moore. The Piners missed a two-point conversion to take the lead which turned out to be the difference in the game. JSZ has the highlights of a great Shore Conference Saturday matchup: Thanks to Inzelbuch Law for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Lakewood Piners Summit 36 Colonia 6 The Hilltoppers defense produced three turnovers and the special teams unit blocked two punts to set the tone on the way to a 5-0 mark. Jackson Tyler and Max Jackson had two TD runs each. JSZ has the highlights and Madison Bess has the post-game recap from Summit’s Senior Day: Thanks to Equinox for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Summit High all year long. Paulsboro 37 Woodbury 0 The Paulsboro Red Raiders made a defensive statement Saturday afternoon with a performance that stuffed the stat sheets. They forced four interceptions, had three sacks, recovered two fumbles and returned two fumbles for touchdowns, highlighted by a Santino Morina 52-yard defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the call: Orange 10 Barringer 6 Montez Boswell scored a five-yard TD run in the third quarter that proved to be the game winner and Louce Julien added a 23-yard field goal as the Tornados scored 10 second-half points to improve to 4-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from Saturday afternoon in Orange:
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. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Watch Saturday 9.22 JSZ Football Highlights
New Jersey high school football action from Week Three is highlighted by one of the best rivalries in America and a South Jersey quarterback who broke the state passing record. Make sure to scroll down and watch highlights from every game Jersey Sports Zone was at around the state this weekend. Be sure to check in Sunday for the Week Three Top Plays! Bergen Catholic 14 Don Bosco Prep 13 Saturday’s game marked the 70th all-time meeting between these two Bergen County foes and one of America’s best high school rivalries surely lived up to the hype. Bergen Catholic stymied a Don Bosco Prep drive late in the fourth quarter thanks to a game-clinching, one-handed interception by Pierson Tobia. Tight end Tyler Devera also caught a trick play touchdown before the half to give the Crusaders a lead that would never be caught. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Oradell for this exciting chapter of the top New Jersey rivalry: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness’ sponsorship of Bergen Catholic, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be at this nail-biting game. JSZ will be on hand at many more Crusaders games throughout the 2018-2019 season because of Equinox Fitness. Woodrow Wilson 59 Cedar Creek 37 Woodrow Wilson quarterback Nick Kargman passed for a state-record 539 passing yards in a shootout win against Cedar Creek. The two teams combined for 96 points in one of the highest scoring games so far this season. Believe it or not, but Kargman has only one college football offer — Rutgers. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the record-breaking day: Westfield 33 Old Bridge 17 Hank Shapiro was a perfect 14 of 14 for 200 yards and 2 TD’s as Westfield rallied from a 17-14 halftime deficit to beat Old Bridge in its home opener. Tim Alliegro ran for 181 yards and two scores and Jacob Saltzer had back to back TD catches in the third quarter to give Westfield the lead for good. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield High all year long Summit 22 North Hunterdon 9 Summit remains undefeated after a 22-9 victory over the defending Group 4 Sectional Champions. The Hilltoppers defense played a key roll on the victory. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thank you Equinox! Trenton 30 Nottingham 0 Fans in Mercer County had Nottingham vs. Trenton circled on the schedule. However, no one expected to see a lopsided victory. The Trenton offense in a complete team effort was able to move the ball early to take a commanding lead at half time thanks to quarterback Mahsiah McRae. Then it was the Tornado Defense’s turn to take over in the second half to make sure they secured the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Trenton coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more North Star and Tornado athletics all year long! Holmdel 35 Keansburg 0 Jeff DeCicco threw two touchdown passes and Dan Tempone delivered a memorable 43 yard punt block and return for a score as the Hornets improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has some great highlights of the Hornets Saturday afternoon win: Thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for giving us the ability to showcase Holmdel athletics all year long! Toms River North 42 Central Regional 6 The Mariners erupted with 35 second quarter points as Jake Kazanowsky threw four of his five TD passes in the second. Watch highlights of the Mariners reaching the 3-0 mark on Saturday afternoon in Ocean County: Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Toms River North Mariners Manasquan 34 Raritan 13 Canyon Birch is one of the nation’s top high school lacrosse players and he’s got skills on the gridiron as well. Birch ran for 112 yards and two TD’s on the ground to go along with a kickoff return for a score as Manasquan reaches the 3-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights of Saturday afternoon Shore Conference action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is possible thanks to the support of BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank Paulsboro 49 Lindenwold 9 Red Raiders quarterback Nick Pellegrini threw three touchdown passes in a West Jersey Football League rout over Lindenwold. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a blowout win for Paulsboro: Missed our Friday Highlights? Watch 11 games of action from around the state – CLICK HERE!
Watch JSZ 9.17 Soccer Highlights
A pair of late game-winners in the Shore Conference highlight an exciting Monday on the pitch. JSZ has the highlights from soccer action around the state as the regular season enters Week Three. Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2 OT) – Boys Soccer Reynaldo Guzman delivered a low liner shot from 33 yards out with 7:05 to go in the second overtime period to cap off an amazing 3-1 comeback by the Green Wave. Stiviny Silva had two goals for Long Branch and has nine for the season while John Santos added a pair of goals for the Eagles. Watch the highlights and emotional post-match reaction from Long Branch High: Thanks to our two great sponsors for allowing us to capture a special moment at Long Branch. Rosario Realty is our Green Wave sponsor and thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring Middletown South Holmdel 3 Monmouth Regional 0 – Boys Soccer Jack Giamanco had two goals and an assist as the Hornets handed the Falcons their first loss of the season. JSZ has highlights of all three goals from under the lights in Holmdel: Thank you BCB-Bayshore for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Holmdel Hornets all year long and we’re excited to have Monmouth Building Center support our coverage of the Monmouth Regional Falcons in 2018-19 Middletown North 3 St. John Vianney 2 – Girls Soccer Katelyn Reid played the role of hero for Middletown North as she booted a game-winning goal with only 16 seconds left in regulation against St. John Vianney. Reid’s goal powered the Lions to a 3-2 win and Middletown North is now 5-0 on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and postgame reaction with the Lions: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to BCB Bayshore, Jersey Sports Zone will be able to bring you highlights from the St. John Vianney Lancers all season long. Thank you, BCB Bayshore! Summit 3 Governor Livingston 1 – Boys Soccer Crazy weather didn’t stop boys soccer up north! Summit took down Governor Livingston 3-1 with Owen Healey, Kellyn Amozoqueno and Diego Ramirez all scoring. The Hilltoppers’ impressive passing was the key to win #3 this year. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thank you Equinox for sponsoring all of JSZ’s exciting Hilltoppers highlights!
Watch Saturday 9.15 Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone wraps up Week Two of high school football with another great group of games in New Jersey. Eleven games of action are posted now. Watch our preview of coverage then scroll down to watch all the action St. Joe’s (Mont.) 24 DePaul 17 After beginning 2018 1-1 St. Joe’s (Montvale) faced arguably their toughest opponent of the season in just Week 2 when they squared up with DePaul Catholic. The Green Knights got a rematch of last year’s Non Public Group 3 State Final in which they lost 10-7. This time around SJR’s defense was a turnover machine and with Junior quarterback Michael Alaimo under center and a late game interception from Jimmy Ciarlo Jr. they came out victorious against the number three ranked team in the state. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Penns Grove 19 Paulsboro 6 The rematch of the South Jersey Group 1 finals didn’t go as planned for the reigning champions Paulsboro. Penns Grove caused four turnovers and soundly moved the ball all afternoon en route to a 19-6 victory over Paulsboro. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Nottingham 24 Moorestown 21 Nottingham did not disappoint their fans during their 2018 season home opener. The Northstars scored three touchdowns in the first half helped keep the Northstars afloat in this game as the Moorestown Quakers posted a second half comeback. JSZ has the highlights from Hamilton: Double Sponsor Alert! If not for our loyal sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone wouldn’t be able to provide free content. JSZ thanks Princetown Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Nottingham and NJM Insurance for sponsoring Moorestown! Freehold Boro 20 Brick Memorial 17 Matt Krauss had 331 yards of offense via the ground and the air and scored two touchdowns including the game-winner in the fourth quarter to get the Colonials to 2-0 on the season. Trailing 17-12 in the 4th quarter, Krauss led a 75-yard drive capped off by a two-yard TD run to make it an 18-17 game. Quincy Davis caught a two-point conversion to make it 20-17. Brick Memorial drove the ball to the 20-yard line, but could not convert on a 4th down pass into the end zone. JSZ has the highlights of another close game out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall for joining the JSZ team and sponsoring our Freehold Boro coverage. We’ll have more great Colonials highlights all year long thanks to the support of Playa Bowls! Carteret 20 Bishop Ahr 7 After being told this year would be a rebuilding season for Carteret football, the Ramblers find themselves 2-0 after a Week 2 victory over the Bishop Ahr Trojans. Jahlil Nix was a key factor in the victory, scoring the first TD of the game and a pick-6 in the 3rd quarter. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Carteret Athletics is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant in South River. Campozino is currently building a second location in Carteret, and we thank them for sponsoring Carteret High School athletics! Rancocas Valley 34 Trenton 21 Who said the Red Devils are missing big-time talent? Rancocas Valley is now 2-1 on the season after playing sound football in all three phases Saturday afternoon against West Jersey Football League foe Trenton. Four-year starter Bryce Mangene led the way with a four-touchdown performance. JSZ has the highlights from Trenton: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Jersey Sports Zone will be able to bring great highlights and coverage of Trenton Central all season long. Salem 65 Burlington City 14 The Salem Rams have one of the most explosive offenses in South Jersey and that was on display Saturday afternoon as it powered through Burlington City’s defense with 654 total yards of offense for one of the biggest routs so far in 2018. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Pemberton 40 Princeton 0 Octaveous Sharkey had 191 passing yards and 2 TD’s and Larry White set the tone with a 97 yard pick six as the Hornets pick up their first win of the season. Watch a whole bunch of exciting highlights courtesy of the Pemberton Hornets: Sponsor Shout Out Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Pemberton and Princeton South River 34 Middlesex 0 Mike DeSantis was 13 of 21 for 252 yards and three TD passes to go along with 40 rushing yards and another score in the Rams second win of 2018. JSZ has the highlights of DeSantis and South River putting on an impressive display: Thanks to Campozino Restaurant in South River for supporting their hometown team. More Rams highlights to come thanks to Campozino! Summit 45 Warren Hills 7 Max Jackson had 19 carries for 100 yards and a score, Skyler Schluter threw 2 TD passes and Tyrone Hines scored on a TD catch and an 85-yard kickoff return to start the second half as the Hilltoppers dominated to improve to 2-0. JSZ has the highlights from Summit: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Steubenville (OH) 27 Hun 14 The Raiders travel to Ohio and battled back from a 21-0 halftime deficit but fell short. Dylan Deveney caught a 16 yard TD pass from Logan Clause and Josh Henderson had a 57 yard TD run. Watch the highlights from Ohio:
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:
Summit 2018 Football Preview
Confidence is Key for Summit The Summit Hilltoppers ended last season with a 6-4 record, but like most schools in the Mid-State, they too have a handful of playmakers returning. Head Coach Kevin Kostibos says their experience and confidence will be the key this year’s success. Check out Summit’s Preview now: Hilltoppers’ 2018 Schedule: Thursday, August 30 – 4:00 @ Morristown Friday, September 7 – TBA @ Montgomery Saturday, September 15 – 1:00 WARREN HILLS Saturday, September 22 – 1:00 NORTH HUNTERDON Saturday, September 29 – 1:00 @ Scotch Plains-Fanwood Saturday, October 6 – 2:30 COLONIA Friday, October 12 – 7:00 @ Cranford Friday, October 19 – 7:00 ST JOSEPH MET. Friday, October 26 – 7:00 @ Immaculata Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox. Thanks to Equinox JSZ can bring you exciting Hilltoppers highlights all season long.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Lax Games of 2018
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games The 2018 high school boys LAX season saw sensational offensive performances, incredible saves, and clutch scores. Jersey Sports Zone captured hundreds of great moments and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school boys LAX: #10. Manasquan 11 CBA 3 – PART 2 | SCT Boys LAX Final Canyon Birch scored his 100th goal of 2018 as part of a five-point game as the Warriors avenged a 6-4 regular season loss to top the #1 seed and earn a second straight Shore Conference championship. Ryan Anderson scored four goals and Mike LaPoint had 12 saves to lead Manasquan who handed CBA their first loss of the season. JSZ has your flashback to Monmouth University: #9. Don Bosco 9 Ridgewood 4 Justin Kim scored four goals and twin brother Andrew added a pair of scores as the Ironmen braved the elements to top Ridgewood. Matt Solleder added two goals for Don Bosco, who improved to 2-0 on the season after this exciting win. Lets look back on this Ironmen victory now: #8. Delbarton 15 Seton Hall Prep 10 | Non-Public A State Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. #7. CBA 6 Manasquan 4 Christian Brothers Academy came into this game with Manasquan ranked No. 2 in the Shore Conference despite bolstering a 9-0 record and a win over Don Bosco Prep. Rankings didn’t matter to the Colts, but shutting down a prolific Manasquan offense did. The CBA defense led by senior goalie Chris Downey (11 Saves, 4 in the 4th Qtr) held the Warriors to just 4 goals on the day, as the Colts came away with the 6-4 win at Monmouth University. Connor Macrae, Robbie Hermansen and Kevin Junquet sparked a 3-Goal run in the 2nd quarter to give CBA a 4-3 lead at the half. James Pendergist recorded a hat trick for Manasquan in the loss. #6. Delbarton 9 Mountain Lakes 5 | Morris County Final The Delbarton School came into the Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove they were once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Lets sit back and enjoy this one, one more time: #5 Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winners. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. #4. Delbarton 10 Summit 6 After suffering a stunning loss to Chatham and seeing their No. 1 ranking disappear, Delbarton School was primed for redemption in this matchup. The Green Wave got their chance facing off with the new No. 1 team in NJ, undefeated Summit High School. Delbarton pounced on the opportunity, coming away with a 10-6 win on the road over the Hilltoppers. Senior midfielder Matt Campbell poured in 4 goals and an assist while Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw stopped 7 shots in net against a Summit offense that averages over 10 goals a game. #3. CBA 8 Don Bosco 7 A matchup that featured two of New Jersey’s top 20 teams, and two undefedeated squads, lived up to the hype and then some. Don Bosco Prep took full control in the 3rd quarter on a Reese Gerlach goal that put the Ironmen up 7-3, but CBA retaliated by scoring 5 unanswered goals, including the game winner by freshman Kyle Aldridge with just 2:26 to play. Colts get a incredible comeback win in what was an early candidate for game of the year. #2. Delbarton 16 Seton Hall 9 Despite being the two-time defending TOC Champions, and the No. 1 ranked program in New Jersey, The Delbarton School continued to find ways to impress Lacrosse fans across the state. Seton Hall Prep entered this match vs the undefeated and ranked No. 2, Delbarton. The Green Wave improved to 5-0 with a dominant 16-9 win, while handing the Pirates their first loss of the season. Senior attackman Tommy MacCowatt scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Delbarton, while Griffin Westlin scored a hat trick for Seton Hall Prep. A second look now available: #1. Delbarton 13 St. Anthony 10 Senior Matt Campbell tallied a hat trick and goalie Miles Leniw stopped 14 shots as Delbarton came away with a statement 13-10 win over St. Anthony’s of Long Island NY. The Green Wave (USA Today’s No. 8 Ranked Team) improved 2-0 after this game. Lets take a look back now:
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
Delbarton Completes Three-Peat, Wins 3rd Straight TOC Crown
Delbarton – 12 Summit – 6 | NJ Tournament of Champions Final The dominance of Delbarton Lacrosse continues. The Green Wave have now won three straight Tournament of Champions Titles, and have managed to grab a strangle hold on New Jersey Lacrosse, a state known for it’s superior competition. It was an all around team effort for Delbarton. Matt Campbell scored 4 goals, Tommy MacCowatt added a hat trick, and CJ Kirst scored 2 of his own, leading the Green Wave to victory. Watch Highlights and Post Game from Delbarton’s 12-6 win over Summit on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
Watch 6.6 Lacrosse Tournament of Champions Semifinals from Kean
Delbarton 10 Watchung Hills 3 – Tournament of Champions – Semifinal With the chance to return to the Tournament of Champions Title Game for a third year in a row No. 1 in the NJ Top 20, Delbarton did not disappoint in the semifinal match up with No. 7 Watchung Hills. What started out as a tough defensive battle in the first half saw a momentum swing as Tommy MacCowatt scored twice in the third quarter. MacCowatt picked up a hat trick in the Green Wave’s 10-3 win over Watchung, they will face Summit for in the Tournament of Champions Final on 6/9. Watch the highlights: Summit – 6 Mountain Lakes – 3 | TOC Semi Finals Summit has been known for their defensive play all season long, and that didn’t change when the Hilltoppers needed it most. Facing a high powered Mountain Lakes offense in TOC Semi-Finals, Summit allowed just 3 goals all game, as goalie Will Vitton had 11 saves. Summit will now play No. 1 Delbarton School in TOC Final Saturday Night at Kean University. Watch Highlights of Summit vs Mountain Lakes on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
Watch JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 4 – Group 1 State Championship Oak Knoll dominated Big Blue in the Group 1 State Final at Kean University. Katie Duttenhofer and Claire Galvin led in scoring with six goals, while Katie Kelly had nine assists. Check out highlights of this impressive offensive performance now: Haddonfield 18 Sparta 11 – Group 2 State Championship The Bulldogs raced out to an 11-5 halftime lead on the way to the school’s first-ever girls lacrosse state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Group 2 title game: Moorestown 7 Summit 6 – Group 3 State Championship The Quakers scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the second half to take back the lead from the Hilltoppers and used stingy defense to hold on for its 23rd state championship. Kayla Frank led the attack with a hat trick and Robin Panzarella had two goals and two assists including the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game at Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit. Clearview vs. Ridgewood – Group 4 State Championship After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. Watch the highlights now: Highlights coming soon to JSZ!
Watch JSZ’s State Championship Boys Lacrosse Highlights!
Summit 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Tom Fischetti had a hat trick and Summit broke open the game with a five-goal fourth quarter to earn the Group 2 state title. RFH goalie Sean Bunnell made 14 saves and kept the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard for a quarter and a half, but Summit was able to score three times in the final seven minutes to take a 3-0 lead at the break. Will Vitton had nine saves for Summit and shut out RFH for the first three quarters. JSZ has the highlights from West Long Branch of Summit’s state title: Thank you Equinox of Summit for sponsoring our Hilltoppers coverage on JSZ and allowing us to capture great moments like the state championship win for the boys lacrosse team! A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for their continued support of our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage Watchung Hills 10 Lenape 3 – Group 4 Boys State Championship It’s been a year of firsts for Watching Hills lacrosse. The Warriors captured their first North Group 4 sectional title just days ago, now they can add the State Champs to their resume as well after a 10-3 win over South title holder’s Lenape. Watchung got some help from Seniors Connor James, who scored 4 times and Brian Richmond earned himself a Hat Trick. Watch the highlights now: Pingry 10 Immaculata 3 – Non-Public “B” State Championship No. 18 Pingry is no strangers to hoisting championships. Wednesday night top-seeded Big Blue won it’s fourth straight Non- Public B State Title with a dominating win over Immaculata. This young squad was led by Kalman Kraham, the speedy sophomore scored a hat trick in Pingry’s 10-3 win over the Spartans. Watch the highlights now: Delbarton – 15 Seton Hall Prep – 10 | Non-Public A Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Seton Hall Prep on JSZ! Mountain Lakes – 16 Manasquan – 7 | NJSIAA Group-1 Final Mountain Lakes was searching for it’s 2nd State Title in three years and it’s 13th overall in school history. Standing in the Lakers way? Manasquan High School and their sharp shooting junior Canyon Birch coming in with 122 goals on the season. Not only did the Laker’s defense hold Birch to just one goal, but the offense posted 16 scores of their own, led by 6 from Mike Cabana to get the victory. Watch Highlights of Mountain Lakes vs Manasquan on JSZ!
Watch JSZ’s Highlights of Girls Lacrosse Group 1 & 3 Semifinals now!
Summit 11 IHA 6 – Group 3 Semifinal – Emily Paytas 3 Goals Summit jumped out to 3-1 early in this semifinal, but the IHA Blue Eagles bounced back behind the stick of Lexi Edmonds who score all 3 of their goals in the first half. In the second half, the Hilltoppers pulled away thanks to a great defensive performance by Southern California commit, Kaleigh Brennan, and a hat trick from Emily Paytas. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Hilltopper highlights all season long! Oak Knoll 19 Saddle River Day 10 – Group 1 Semifinal Oak Knoll came out quick with the lead and never let their foot off the gas. They outscored the Rebels 19-10, and will move on to the Group 1 final where they will face Pingry for the title. Check out highlights of this game now:
Watch JSZ’s Playoff Lacrosse Highlights from 5.19 now!
Ridgewood 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 5 | North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinals No. 4 Bridgewater hosted the No. 5 Ridgewood in today’s North Group 4 Quarterfinal. A back and forth battle ultimately resulted in the Maroons pulling off a one goal victory. Jack Barclay and Will Mollihan both contributed two goals for Ridgewood, leading their team to the Group 4 Semifinals next week where they will face the No. 1 seed, Hunterdon Central. Check out highlights now: Rumson-Fair Haven 17 Lacey 11 – South Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals The Bulldogs scored six straight goals to break an 8-8 tie in the third quarter to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. Jack Whitelaw led eight different Bulldog scorers with 5 goals and an assist. RFH will host Wall on Wednesday with a spot in the sectional finals on the line. JSZ has highlights of RFH’s second-half outburst on a rainy Saturday afternoon: Jersey Sports Zone thanks ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven High School coverage! CBA 16 Paul VI 4 – Non-Public “A” First Round Luke Valentino and Michael Carroll had hat tricks as the Colts scored 8 goals in the first on the way to a convincing win at Middletown South High School’s turf field. The Colts move on to the quarterfinals where they will face Saint Peter’s Prep at home. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: (1) Summit 16 (9) West Windsor- Plainsboro North 1 – North 2 Group 3 Quarterfinals Being a defending state champion isn’t easy, but Summit sure makes it seem that way. Following a recent Union County Tournament Final win the no. 1 seeded Hilltoppers continued their quest on returning to the North 2 Group 3 Championship with a 16-1 victory over ninth seed West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Summit’s patience and ability to move the ball made them unstoppable in the first half as they took an 11-1 lead at the break. Katia Carnevale who had five goals was the driving force that allowed the Hilltoppers to keep that pressing tempo all game. The number one seeded team and tournament favorite will head to the semifinals on 5/22 to face fifth seed Roxbury. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring all of our Summit coverage on JSZ! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our year- round coverage of West Windsor- Plainsboro North!
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball May 6th
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. 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.