Haddon Heights Wins Final TOC Softball Title
Haddon Heights 2 Watchung Hills 0 | Tournament of Champions Final Haddon Heights (25-9) became the first South Jersey team to win a Tournament of Champions Title with a 2-0 win over Watchung Hills (27-2). The Garnets scored the game’s first run in the bottom of the fourth off an RBI from Gracie Granate. Lydia Tralies drove in another run in the fifth to make it a two score lead. The story of the afternoon was freshman pitcher Sophia Bordi who finished with an impressive 13 strike outs, three hits allowed and no earned runs. Heights brings home the program’s only TOC Title in the big game’s final run. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has highlights and postgame reaction from IVY Hill Park: Thank you to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring our state championship softball coverage.
Watch Wednesday 6.8 JSZ TOC Softball Highlights
We’re now down to the final two teams left in New Jersey. Haddon Heights and Watchung Hills will face off in the last Tournament of Champions final in state history at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 10 at Ivy Hill Park. We’ve got highlights from both TOC semifinal games – so take a look and see how the Garnets and Warriors came out on top on Wednesday! Haddon Heights 6 Donovan Catholic 1 The Garnets pulled off the upset of the season, scoring six runs in the fifth inning to take down the two-time defending TOC champion Griffins. Freshman Sophia Bordi was almost unhittable in the circle, as she struck out 14 in a complete game effort. Gracie Granate had a double and 2 RBIs to lead the way on offense for Haddon Heights. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Toms River: Watchung Hills 7 Roxbury 3 The Warriors’ magical season continues to roll on. A three-RBI day from Tia Shikar coupled with six strong innings of work from Purdue-commit Jules Raymond was the recipe for success for Watchung Hills (27-1). Roxbury (24-5) tried to piece together a late rally in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Amanda Medina shut the Gaels down to end the game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Roxbury: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Donovan Catholic and Watchung Hills is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Watch Saturday 6.4 JSZ Championship Softball Highlights
It was championship Saturday across the Garden State and JSZ brings you two great softball state finals from Ivy Hill Park. Enjoy the highlights! Roxbury 6 Steinert 4 | Group 3 State Final The Gaels jumped out to an early five-run lead and hung on late to end a 30-year wait for a state championship. Jayden Pennella, Maddy Svenningsen, and Hailey Errichiello each finished with two RBIs in the win for Roxbury (24-4). Errichiello also racked up 15 strikeouts and picked up a complete game win in the circle. Katie Simonka drove in two runs in the loss for Steinert (21-5). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Steinert is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Watchung Hills 2 Egg Harbor Twp. 1 (9 innings) | Group 4 State Final Ella Stevinson crushed a walk-off homer over the tall fence in left field at Seton Hall University to give the Warriors a state championship. Egg Harbor took a 1-0 lead in the top of the 6th on a Sofia Spotacco RBI double. Watchung Hills answered in the bottom of the frame with a sacrifice fly to tie the game. Juliana Raymond had 12 strikeouts for Watchung Hills to set the stage for Stevinson’s heroics. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game interviews from Ivy Hill Park: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Watchung Hills is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital JSZ’s state championship softball coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Thursday 5.26 JSZ Championship Softball Highlights
Sectional titles were on the line all over the Garden State and JSZ brings you highlights from three great championship games! Nutley 10 West Morris 5 | North 2 Group 3 Final After some close calls over the past three seasons, the Raiders are finally sectional champions. Nutley (21-5) exploded for six runs in the first inning, highlighted by a three-run double from Nikki Cicchetti. West Morris (20-5) made things interesting in the fifth inning after a three-run bomb from Mava Collegian, but they had trouble generating offense after that. Nutley ace Fallyn Stoeckel pitched a complete game with 2 ER and 5 K’s to lock up the first sectional title for the Raiders since 2015. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Nutley: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nutley is brought to you by Clara Maass Medical Center in Belleville. Watchung Hills 2 Hunterdon Central 1 | North 2 Group 4 Final Watchung Hills claimed their first Sectional Title since 2016 with a 2-1 win over Hunterdon Central. The Warriors scored in the first inning on an RBI from Samantha Raymond and in the fourth on a sacrifice fly from Emma Aridi, but the story of the afternoon was junior pitcher Juliana Raymond who finished with just two hits allowed, no earned runs and 12 strikeouts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring both our Watchung Hills and Hunterdon Central coverage. Haddon Heights 8 Cedar Creek 0 | South Group 2 Final The Garnets shut down the defending SJ Group 2 champions and bring home a sectional title over their own after an unforgettable performance from Sophia Bordi. The freshman racked up 15 strikeouts in a complete game shutout, and added three home runs and four RBIs from the plate. Lehigh commit Maddy Clark hit a two-run home run in the win for Haddon Heights (20-4). The Garnets will face either Bordentown or Metuchen in a Group 2 state semifinal next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Egg Harbor City: JSZ’s playoff softball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Friday 5.13 JSZ Softball Highlights
JSZ has plenty of action for you to help close out the week, including the Somerset County final, and the CAL Tournament semifinals. Hillsborough 3 Watchung Hills 0 | Somerset County Tournament Final Another stellar pitching performance from Sarah Davenport delivers the Raiders their second county championship in as many years. Davenport threw a complete game three-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead Hillsborough (11-5) to a gritty win over previously unbeaten Watchung Hills (16-1). Diya Patel went 2-4 with 2 RBI at the dish for Hillsborough in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the Torpey Athletic Complex in Bridgewater: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Watchung Hills is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerville. Egg Harbor Twp. 10 Buena 3 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal After trailing 1-0 for two innings, the Eagles exploded for a six-run, two-out rally in the third inning to take control. Madison Biddle and Kiki Schlemo each tripled and drove in a pair of runs in the frame. Sofia Spatocco added a late two-run homer to seal the win for top-seeded EHT (19-1) Kendal Bryant homered, while Camryn Johnson drove in a pair of runs for fourth-seeded Buena (16-8) in the loss. The Eagles advance to face Cedar Creek in the CAL Tournament final next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Cedar Creek 8 St. Joseph Academy 6 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The second-seeded Pirates take the rubber match with the Wildcats to punch their ticket to the inaugural CAL Tournament title game. Liz Martin pitched a complete game and added two RBIs in the win for Cedar Creek (21-4). Abby Willis hit a three-run home run in the loss for third-seeded St. Joe (16-8). Cedar Creek will face top-seed EHT in the CAL Tournament final next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: JSZ’s softball coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Raymond’s Pitching Gem Earns Her JSZ North Game Ball Honors
Watchung Hills has been on a tear to open the 2022 season. Their toughest test in April – a matchup against Hunterdon Central – was on the docket and the Warriors sent their ace to the mound. She delivered. The Purdue University commit hurled a complete game two-hitter with a staggering 13 strikeouts in a 1-0 win over the Red Devils on April 21. Raymond was nominated for – and won – JSZ’s Week 3 North Jersey Softball Game Ball for that pitching performance. She collected nearly 41 percent of the fan vote to take home the honor. JSZ’s Jay Cook presented Raymond with the game ball on Thursday: Jersey Sports Zone’s North, Central and South Jersey Game Ball are presented by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Watch Thursday 4.28 JSZ Softball Highlights
The high school softball season rolls on and JSZ has you covered with plenty of action from around the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Gloucester 5 West Deptford 3 The Lions make it two wins in a row, leaning on small ball and a stout defensive effort to take down the Eagles. Rylie Zearfoss led the way with 2 RBIs in the win for Gloucester (9-4). Macey Harrold knocked in a pair of runs in the loss for West Deptford (6-4). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: JSZ’s softball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Watchung Hills 8 Phillipsburg 0 The Warriors have enjoyed a red-hot April and continue the party into this Skyland Conference battle. A 3-4 day with 3 RBI from Ella Stevinson plus a combined shutout via Julianna Raymond and Amanda Medina pushed Watchung Hills (9-0) to yet another win in the opening month of the season. The Stateliners dropped to 3-8 with the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Warren: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
Meet JSZ’s Entire 2022 All-Zone Basketball Team!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the 2021-22 high school basketball season with our annual All-Zone team. We announce the Mister and Miss Hoop Zone 2022 winner with extended features on two more great names to add to New Jersey high school basketball history! You can also find our entire All-Zone team below, which highlights the top public and non-public players on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Wagner Repeats as JSZ’s Mister Hoop Zone Camden guard DJ Wagner is a two-time winner of Jersey Sports Zone’s Mister Hoop Zone award. The number one ranked recruit in the nation for the class of 2023 helped “The High” to a Group 2 state championship. He was on 35 first-place ballots in JSZ’s voting, done by high school head coaches and media members around the state. Roselle Catholic’s Simeon Wilcher, who led Roselle Catholic to a Tournament of Champions overtime win against Camden finished in second picking up 22 first-place votes. In the midst of all the attention not only in our state but across the nation, Wagner continues to be humble and has a team-first mentality. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles our two-time Mr. Hoop Zone winner: Thanks to the coaches and media members from every part of the state who cast their vote for 2022 Mister Hoop Zone: Tom Sheridan, Williamstown, Kyle Dhyne, Holy Spirit, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Twp., Dan Williams, Mainland, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Tyler Schmelz, Red Bank Catholic, John Giraldo, Matawan, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Kevin Diverio, Don Bosco, Mergin Sina, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, John Rosser, Overbrook, Mike Nausedas, Marlboro, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Ryan McKeever, Immaculata, Rory Caswell, Toms River North, Lou Piccola, Colts Neck, Rich Buckheit, Mater Dei Prep, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, John Bruno, Ocean City, Nick Vier, Ramapo, Mike Clemente, Central, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Tahj Holden, Ranney, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, A. Melesurgo, Bound Brook, Jeff Gumbs Jr., Perth Amboy, Rich Roche, Notre Dame, Chris Raba, Nottingham, Phil Colicchio, Elizabeth, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Mark Bass, Trenton Catholic, Kevin Williams, Seton Hall Prep, Ryan Derry, Burlington Township, Don DeLeo, Hightstown, James McKeon, Westfield, Liam James, Gloucester, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Dave’s Joint, Adam Zagoria, NY Times, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Matt Manley, Shore Sports Network, Jay Gomes, NJ Hoops, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ SJV’s St. Rose Wins 2022 Miss Hoop Zone in Dominating Fashion St. John Vianney guard Madison St. Rose was a near-unanimous selection to win Jersey Sports Zone’s 2022 Miss Hoop Zone. The Princeton-bound senior was the leader of one of the best teams in New Jersey high school history going 32-1, winning the final Tournament of Champions. While St. Rose was snubbed from national all-star games, the coaches and media in New Jersey have given her proper due as one of the very best from our state to play the game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles the latest great athlete to join the Miss Hoop Zone list: Thanks to the coaches and media members around the state who cast their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone; Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., William Wishart, Shore Regional, Michael Lazur, Ocean Township, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Scott Betson, Mainland, Sandy Chiera, Colonia, Vin Vizzi, Spotswood, Jackie Siscone, ACIT, Ron Powell, Cherokee, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, Chris Hernandez, Weehawkin, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Liz McKeon, Westfield, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Cap Pazdera, New Providence, Kristen Przybylski, Eastern, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Derek Lynn, Montville, Felicia Oliver, Matawan, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Danny Brown, Saddle River Day, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson Eastside, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, NYG Hoops, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Prep Girls Hoops, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, G Thing, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, James Mooney, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ St. Benedict’s Johnson wins JSZ’s Prep Player of the Year St. Benedict’s Prep junior Ty-Laur Johnson was named Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep player of the year after leading the Gray Bees to a dominating 19-1 season and the New Jersey Prep “A” championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has more on a junior guard who shined against elite competition: Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team This week, we’ll have video profiles of every player across the state that we honor as part of the 2022 Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Basketball Team. Public BoysPublic BoysNon-Public BoysNon-Public BoysMr. Hoop Zone FinalistsPOY Winners Darius Adams, ManasquanEJ Matthews-Spratley, Cherry Hill EastAdam Silas, St. Thomas AquinasOtega Oweh, Blair AcademyMark Armstrong, St. Peter's PrepDJ Wagner, Camden, JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone 2022 Andrew Ball, ShawneeCian Medley, CamdenAkil Watson, Roselle CatholicRyan Pettit, Rutgers PrepMackenzie Mgbako, Gill St. Bernard'sTy-Laur Johnson, St. Benedict's Prep, JSZ Prep Player of the Year Aaron Bradshaw, CamdenSavon Myers, Manchester Twp.Brandon Benjamin, Bergen CatholicRyan Zan, Rutgers PrepWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tayvon Gaither, LenapeSavion Pressley, ColoniaDavid Mager, Dwight-EnglewoodTahaad Pettiford, Hudson CatholicSimeon Wilcher, Roselle Catholic Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair HavenSebastian Robinson, ElizabethDeuce Jones, Trenton CatholicNaas Cunningham, Gill St. Bernard's Dasear Haskins, CamdenKeyshun Sanders, PaulsboroDylan Harper, Don BoscoDenver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard's Zoe Holman, Woodrow WilsonJack Seidler, MarlboroElijah Gertrude, Hudson CatholicAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Asim Jones, Paterson CharterDerek Simpson, LenapeJackson Bleeker, Seton Hall PrepCJ Ruoff, Red Bank Catholic Elijah Lewis, Watchung HillsJon Spatola, MarlboroJadin Collins, Rutgers PrepIsaac Hester, Ranney Sean Logan, WestfieldDJ Thomson, KeyportJamarques Lawrence, Roselle CatholicNate Williams, St. John Vianney Carlos Lopez, Egg Harbor Twp.Julian Brown, Bergen Catholic Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team Public GirlsPublic GirlsNon-Public GirlsNon-Public GirlsMiss Hoop Zone FinalistsMiss Hoop Zone Winner Amaya Burch, Timber CreekBrooke Hollawell, ManasquanIsabella Ascencio, IHAAshley O'Connor, St. John Vianney Zoe Brooks, St. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Destiny Bynum-Johnson, UniversityGrace Klag, WestfieldTyonna Bailey, Montclair ImmaculateFaith Pappas, Pope JohnHannah Hidalgo, Paul VI Kylie Capstraw, West OrangeMeghan Lamanna, New ProvidenceAntonia Bates, Rutgers PrepMia Pauldo, Morris CatholicPaulina Paris, Saddle River Day Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair HavenZoie Maffei, Jackson MemorialMikayla Blakes, Rutgers PrepMya Pauldo, Morris CatholicJustine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic Alexis Davis, WoodburyBrynn McCurry, SpartaMeg Cahalan, St. John VianneyKayla Perez, St. Thomas Aquinas Camryn Dirkes, MainlandChristina Midgette, FranklinAlly Carman, Red Ban CatholicAlana Robinson, Pope John Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, ManasquanGia Pissott, Toms River NorthGina Gaccione, IHAGabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic Rylee Drahos, Shore RegionalMadison Schiller, RamapoKatie Ledden, Rutgers PrepTayla Thomas, Montclair Immaculate Katie Fricker, CherokeeRhian Stokes, EwingSara McShea, Paul VIKassidy Thompson, Camden Catholic Kyla Glasser-Hyman, HightstownAlly Sweeney, SpartaKaci Mikulski, Wildwood CatholicFaith Williamson, Saddle River Day Georgia Heine, Manasquan Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Vote Now for JSZ Week 6 Game Balls!
Vote on the best performances in the Garden State for the week of February 7th through February 12th! 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
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 3 Game Balls!
The high school hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey for the week of Jan. 17 through Jan. 24! 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 South Jersey
Watch Thursday 1.20 JSZ All-Access Basketball Highlights
We have a pair of great matchup on the hardwood for our subscribers. Grab an All-Access Pass to watch highlights from Millville/St. Augustine and Watchung Hills/Gill St. Bernard’s! Gill St. Bernard’s 86 Watchung Hills 53 | Boys No. 3 Gill St. Bernard’s (8-3) picked up a third straight win following an 86-53 victory over Watchung […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote on 2022 Week 2 JSZ Basketball Game Balls!
The HS hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Thursday 1.6 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The Garden State is littered with high profile wrestling programs and tonight JSZ was in attendance for a milestone victory! Phillipsburg 70 Watchung Hills 10 One of the most storied wrestling programs in New Jersey once again etched their name into wrestling history as the Stateliners won their 1000th team dual. Phillipsburg becomes just the fourth program in New Jersey to reach the century mark on the mat and they did it in overwhelming dominant fashion. Seven different Phillipsburg wrestlers earned pins on a night the entire community will remember. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Match of the Week coverage is made possible by Ocean First Bank
Watchung Hills and Hillsborough can’t decide a winner on the ice
Hillsborough 3 Watchung Hills 3 45 minutes on the ice was not enough time for Hillsborough (2-1-2) and Watchung Hills (2-1-1) to declare a winner between two Skyland Conference rivals. Watchung jumped out to a 2-0 lead to end the first period following goals from Kevin McHale and Ryan Getzoff. Hillsborough answered back with two scores in the second period and a goal from Jeremy Wachnachter early in the third period would give the Raiders a late 3-2 lead. However, Ryan Getzoff’s second score of the game coming with 3:50 left tied the game for its eventual outcome. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage.
Watch Monday 10.11 JSZ All-Access Soccer Highlights
Clifton 2 Gill St. Bernard’s 0 Emotions were high in a pregame ceremony at Clifton Stadium and those feelings bled over into an impassioned 2-0 win for Clifton (11-1) over Gill St. Bernard’s (8-4). The Mustangs honored the life of the late, great Clifton soccer star Stan Koziol with a presentation to his family. After […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote Now for JSZ’s Clutch Play of the Year
Athletes from all over the Garden State came up clutch during the spring season. We’ve taken the best clutch moments captured by our JSZ cameras, from a variety of spring sports, and we want you to vote on the best one! Take a look at the highlight reel, and then cast your votes as often as you’d like until Sunday at 3:00 pm! Continue to cast your votes for boys and girls lacrosse goals of the year until those polls close as well. On Saturday, we’ll roll out our top Web Gems of the spring!
Watch Tuesday 6.1 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The NJSIAA sectional lacrosse playoffs are officially underway, and JSZ has cameras all over the state to capture the action from the first round! Bridgewater-Raritan 8 Watchung Hills 3 | Boys Group 4 North Brady Kurdyla and Patrick Cullen each had three-point performances to lead a well-balanced Panthers attack to a win in 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.
JSZ Week 1 North Jersey Game Ball Winners Honored!
The first week of the 2021 season has brought us some big performances and incredible stat lines. JSZ’s Jay Cook presented JSZ’s Week 1 Game Balls to Cranford’s Sophia DeMarco and Watchung Hills’ Lorenzo Meola after standout performances to open the year. Sophia DeMarco Wins JSZ North Jersey Week 1 Softball Take Our Poll DeMarco collected 8,691 votes to win the Week 1 Softball Game Ball for North Jersey. Congrats! Lorenzo Meola Wins JSZ Week 1 North Jersey Baseball Take Our Poll Meola gathered 7,172 votes to win the Week 1 Baseball Game Ball for North Jersey. Congrats!
Watch Thursday 4.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The baseball season keeps motoring along and JSZ has you covered with a pair of games from the Thursday slate of action! Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in. Watchung Hills 7 Ridge 6 Shreyas Sekhar was the hero for Watchung Hills on Thursday night. Sekhar’s single on a 1-2 pitch with […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Baseball and Softball Game Balls are Back!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the first week of the spring season. Our Week 1 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm. The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll All nominations must be submitted by Saturday evening.
Watch Sunday 4.18 Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
JSZ continues its wall-to-wall weekend wrestling coverage with video highlights from all four Super Regional sites. Sunday saw weight classes 152 through 285 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next weekend’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you team coverage from all four sites with features and highlights. Check back throughout the evening for all of our videos. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. South Region – Cherry Hill East JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights and reaction from the afternoon session: 152 pounds 1st -Cooper Pontelandolfo, Kingsway | 2nd – Matt Hoelke, Highland | 3rd – Greg Croce, Paulsboro | 4th – Jake Slotnick, St. Augustine 160 pounds 1st – Dakota Morris, Kingsway | 2nd – Jurius Clark, Camden Catholic | 3rd – Brock Zurawski, St. Augustine | 4th – Shawn Williams, Paulsboro 170 pounds 1st – Jared Schoppe, Delsea | 2nd – DJ DiPietro, Kingsway | 3rd – Alex Marshall, St. Augustine | 4th – Ray Weed, Absegami 182 pounds 1st – Isaac Dean, Shawnee | 2nd – George Rhodes, Absegami | 3rd – Alex Giordano, Camden Catholic | 4th – Michael Gregg, Collingswood JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the evening session: 195 pounds 1st – Cody Thurston, West Deptford | 2nd – Kevin Pandorf, Kingsway | 3rd – Marcus Hebron, Lower Cape May | 4th – Vincent Ceglie, Lacey Twp. 220 pounds 1st – Mike Misita, Williamstown | 2nd – Shane Whitney, Lower Cape May | Dominic Petracci, Washington Twp. | 4th – Liam Spahn, Deptford 285 pounds 1st – Jeffery Jordan, Audubon | 2nd – Terrance Salami, Holy Cross | 3rd – Jacob Clark, Cinnaminson | 4th – Tino Savaiinaea, Paulsboro Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee and Williamstown coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Central Region – Hunterdon Central RFH Gets Two More Region Titles For the second straight year, Rumson-Fair Haven has a pair of region champions. Max Brignola (152 pounds) and Jack Kelly (182 pounds) captured Super Region titles in their senior year. Brignola had a 5-0 decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee and Kelly had four first-period pins on Sunday at Hunterdon Central. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RFH contingent that will send four total wrestlers to Phillipsburg: 152 pounds 1st – Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Michael McGhee, Shore | 3rd – Tanner Peake, Hunterdon Central | Paul Jakub, Howell Mays Knocks Off Top Seed 2nd seed Hunter Mays scored 11 points in the first period on the way to a 14-3 win over #1 seed Colton Washleski in the 160 pound final. The Pennsylvania transfer gives Howell a region title and now sets his sights on Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on one of the best performances of the weekend: 160 pounds 1st – Hunter Mays, Howell | 2nd – Colton Washleski, Hunterdon Central | 3rd – Adam Coleman, Matawan | 4th – Zander Silva, CBA Portella Makes History RBC’s Sabino Portella scored a two point takedown with 10 seconds remaining to earn a 3-1 win over #1 seed Shay Addison. The 3rd seed becomes the Caseys first back to back region champ since 1974. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the super sophomore in Flemington: 170 pounds 1st – Sabino Portella, Red Bank Catholic | 2nd – Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – DJ Henry, Howell 182 pounds 1st – Jack Kelly, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Brendan Newberry, Wall | 3rd – Josh Beigman, Hopewell Valley | 4th – Jared Tracey, Ocean Twp. 195 pounds 1st – Blake Clayton, St. John Vianney | 2nd – Hunter Skove, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – Gavin Claro, Manalapan | 4th – Brian LaCross, Hopewell Valley 220 pounds 1st – Bryan Bonilla, Hightstown | 2nd – Chimdindu Molokwu, Jackson Liberty | 3rd – Raymond Santiago, Colts Neck | 4th – Nico Cerbo, Middletown North 285 pounds 1st – John O’Donnell, Toms River North | 2nd – David Szuba, Brick Memorial | 3rd – Joseph Teresi, Ocean Township | 4th – Matthew Jannucci, Colts Neck North 1 Region – Mount Olive JSZ’s Jay Cook has coverage, highlights and interviews from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Nate Camiscioli, Bergen Catholic | 2nd – Tyler Pizzi, Pascack Valley | 3rd – Steven Dalling, Kittatinny | 4th – Nicolino Berlingieri, Northern Highlands 160 Pounds 1st – Eric Freeman, Paramus | 2nd – Nicholas Franco, Paramus Catholic | 3rd – Roberto Padilla, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Luke Ciampa, Jefferson 170 Pounds 1st – Michael Dellagatta, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus | 3rd – Justin Onello, Bergen Catholic | 4th – Hunter Perez, Mount Olive 182 Pounds 1st – Brian Soldano, High Point | 2nd – Justin Chrostowski, Butler | 3rd – Jack Farinaro, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Casey Allen, Emerson Boro 195 Pounds 1st – Nick Lodato, Pope John XXIII | 2nd – Alex Kostantas, Pascack Hills | 3rd – AJ Fricchione, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Darin Donellan, Paramus Catholic 220 Pounds 1st – Michael Toranzo, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Remy Brancato, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Jackson Crawn, Kittatinny | 4th – Jack Stoll, Pope John XXIII 285 Pounds 1st – Max Acciardi, Paramus Catholic | 2nd – Dominick Brogna, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Robby Chetirkin, Wayne Valley | 4th – Joseph Abill, Clifton Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. North 2 Region – Union JSZ’s Ken Bradley has highlights and reaction from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton | 2nd – Colę Carroll, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Ówen Disbrow, St. Thomas Aquinas | 4th – Michael Murphy, Westfield 160 Pounds 1st – Blake Bahna, Watchung Hills | 2nd – Louis Cerchio, Delbarton | 3rd – Dylan Weaver, Lyndhurst | 4th – Joshua Palacio, North Bergen 170 Pounds 1st – Colin Calvetti, Delbarton | 2nd – James Holder, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Brett Miller, Bound Brook | 4th – Stratos Kantanas, Livingston 182 Pounds 1st – Zachary Andruchowitz, Bloomfield | 2nd – Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Alex Uryniak, North Hunterdon | 4th – Nicholas Olivieri, Delbarton 195 Pounds 1st – Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep | 2nd – Thomas Renna, South Plainfield | 3rd – Shane Kanterman, Cranford | 4th – Robert Lerner, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 220 Pounds 1st – David Pierson, Phillipsburg | 2nd – Andrew Franklin, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Jarett Pantuso, Warren Hills | 4th – Jacob Leiva, Cliffside Park 285 Pounds 1st – Liam Akers, North Hunterdon | 2nd – Hunter Seubert, Watchung Hills | 3rd – Tyler McCartharn, Warren Hills | 4th – Ricky Perez, North Bergen
Regional Championship Wrestling Previews
The seeds for the NJSIAA Regional Wrestling Championships are now set. JSZ has a comprehensive video breakdown of the top wrestlers in each weight class in all four brackets! So get ready for this weekend’s action by getting to know the Garden State’s top scrappers! North 1 Regional (Region 1 & Region 2) North 2 Regional (Region 3 & Region 4) Central Regional (Region 5 & Region 6) South Regional (Region 7 & Region 8)
Watch Tuesday 4.6 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Washington Township 39 Gateway 21 The Minutemen built a sizeable lead through the middle of their lineup and took care of the Gators in a non-league clash. Blake Basich, Jackson Hoopes and Ethan […] 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 3.30 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’ve got three more great matches as the dual season rolls on in every part of the state. JSZ brings you highlights from a tough North-South battle between Southern Regional and Phillipsburg, while also checking in on winnings effort from Watchung Hills and St.Peter’s Prep. Watch all the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Phillipsburg […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
JSZ honored the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week-long celebration of the 2021 season concluded with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone won by Camden’s DJ Wagner and Manchester Township’s Destiny Adams. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees across the state. Camden’s D.J. Wagner has been named Jersey Sports Zone’s Mr. Hoop Zone for 2021. The award is based on balloting from coaches and media from all over the state. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles Wagner’s remarkably fast rise to the top of the New Jersey high school hoops scene. JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches: Don DeLeo, Hightstown, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, James Cranwell, Middletown South, Randy Holmes, Jackson Memorial, Ben DiBiase, Freehold Boro, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Mike Clemente, Central Regional, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Township, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, Richard Bolds, Timber Creek, Michael Nausedas, Marlboro, Michael Doherty, St. Joe-Montvale, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Paul Rodio, St. Augustine, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Nicholas Famularo, Asbury Park, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Liam James, Gloucester, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Todd Powers, Gloucester Catholic, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Julius David, Perth Amboy, John Rosser, Overbrook, Paddy McNamara, Haddon Township, Chris Garcia, JP Stevens, Phil Collicchio, Elizabeth, Chris Raba, Nottingham Media: Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Adam Zagoria, ZagsBlog.com, Jay Gomes, NJHoops.com, Dave’s Joint, Mike Kinney, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, JSZ Staff The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: It’s official, Destiny Adams of Manchester Township is Jersey Sports Zone’s Miss Hoop Zone for 2021. Winning McDonald’s All American honors, 6’3 Adams takes home the award based on balloting from statewide coaches and media after averaging 30 points and 18.7 this season. With just 15 games on the schedule, she scored 450 points to end her career with 2,010 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez sat down with the University of North Carolina-bound Senior. JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., Bob Fusik, Trenton Catholic, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Alaina Hearon, Jackson Liberty, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Mary Beth Chambers, Saint Rose, Mark Gnapp, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Darren Ault, Holmdel, Theresa Cuniff, Wildwood, Scott Beston, Mainland, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Paul Baruffi, Ocean City, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Stelle, Paul VI, Pete Vincent, Hudson Catholic, Meg McGeehan, Warren Hills, Derek Lynn, Montville, Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Shannon Coyle, Long Branch, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson East Side, Lashawn Williams, Newark Central, Glenn Jansen, Donovan Catholic, Sandi Chera, Colonia, Sean Pekarsky, Paramus Catholic, Kristen Przbylski, Eastern, JW Senft, Highland, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Allyson Scerbo, Phillipsburg, Liz McKeon, Westfield, John Considine, Bishop Eustace, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, John Barbarise, Shore Regional, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Chris Hernandez, Weehawken, James Martinos, Notre Dame, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Janet Cook, Sayreville, Dan Montferatt, Ewing, Matt Margon, Montgomery, Lauren Bowler, Matawan Media Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, Joe Fenelon, NYG Hoops, G Thing Basketball, Prep Girls Hoops New Jersey, JSZ Staff PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Watch Tuesday 3.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final week of the season features conference tournament action, plus big showdowns around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Paul VI 81 Don Bosco 69 | Boys NJIT commit Wisler Sanon hit his first eight three-point attempts, en route to a game-high 30 points as the Eagles soared past the Ironmen. Jalen Boyd-Savage and Jaden […] 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 2.16 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Tuesday night features several top-tier games throughout the state. Check back to watch all of the highlights! Trenton Catholic 63 St. Thomas Aquinas 58 | Boys Trenton Catholic (4-2) continues to shock the Garden State as they take down St. Thomas Aquinas (5-2) in a comeback victory. The Trojans, led by Robert Morris commit Tristian […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
JSZ Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.23 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone continues to bring you opening week action on the ice. Get your All-Access pass now to watch Pingry and Millburn score Saturday afternoon wins! Pingry 4 Watchung Hills 2 Eric Bush and Peter Korn each scored a pair of goals as the Big Blue ran out to a 4-0 lead and held […] 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 1.16 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
The opening weekend of the 2021 season continues as more teams touch the ice for their first time. Stay tuned for highlights from Bridgewater Sports Arena, Codey Arena, and Mennen Arena! Verona/Glen Rock 5 West Essex 2 Dominick Pandiscia delivered a hat trick and Rowan Brennan added three assists to give VGR a season opening […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
JSZ honors a season unlike any other with our fourth annual JSZ All-Zone team. We’ve got the top players from New Jersey at every position and the announcement of our 4th Zoneman Trophy Winner The 2020 football season provided incredible memories in the midst of adversity. Despite teams losing games due to the pandemic, JSZ cameras were able to find the best of the best from New Jersey high school football. All this week, we will present the 2020 JSZ All-Zone football team. Audric Estime wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman The St. Joe-Montvale running back will always remember the day he won the Zoneman Trophy. That’s because he happened to make national headlines when he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Notre Dame signing with the Irish shortly after accepting the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. Estime was a force topping 1800 yards and 22 ground scores in just eight games of action Watch JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy presentation and an extended interview with Audric during his signing day ceremony: Estime received 33 votes from JSZ’s 72 person voting panel of head coaches and statewide media: Thank you to the head coaches and statewide media who cast their vote for the 2020 Zoneman Coaches: Joe Wojechowski, Lenape, Sean Clancy, Notre Dame, Rich Hilliard, St. Joe-Metuchen, Joe LaSala, Woodbridge, Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial, Montrey Wright, Salem, Kenny Scott, Winslow, Kevin Smith, Ocean City, Pat Gallagher, Williamstown, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chris Sacco, Absegami, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine, John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Prep, Darnell Grant, West Orange, Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep, David Schuman, Red Bank Regional, Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic, Jeff Rainess, Holmdel, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep, Tony Grandinetti, Wall, Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty, Dom Marangi, St. Joe-Montvale, Mike Lange, Red Bank Catholic, Don Klein, Ocean Township, Bryant Garvin, Newark East Side, Jason Acerra, Bayonne, Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville, Brian Bowers, Delbarton, Todd Smith, Hun, Chris Beagen, Sayreville, Dave Ellis, Freehold Boro, Al Chiola, Linden, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, John Viotto, South Brunswick, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Davis, Barnegat, Brian Russo, Rahway, Lou Grasso, Union, Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley, Scott Bray, Bridgewater-Raritan, Kevin Kostibos, Summit, Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township Media: Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Kenneth Bradley, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Andrew Koob, NJ.com, Sean Miller, NJ.com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick, NJ.com, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Pat Lanni, NJ.com, Ryan Patti, Rivals.com, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Todderick Hunt, NJ.com, Mike Kinney, NJ.com, Joe Zedalis, NJ.com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Chris Gallagher, News 12 NJ, Sunil Sunder Raj, Gannett, Kyle Franco, NJ.com, John Jones, Max Preps, GMC Gridron 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense (Click player’s name to watch their JSZ All-Zone profile!) QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Steve Angeli, Bergen CatholicRyan Butler, Bergen Catholic Naran Buntin, Mater Dei PrepAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep Tahj Bullock, St. Peter's Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicJahdir Loftland, Donovan Catholic Nick Dunneman, Seton Hall Prep Jack Larsen, Seton Hall PrepDominick Brogna, Bergen CatholicCookie Desiderio, Somerville Cole Freeman, DelbartonRickey "Pop" Spruill, Notre Dame Jayon Farrar, Donovan Catholic Nuccio Lisitano, DePaul CatholicCamron McNair, Donovan Catholic Audric Estime, St. Joe-Montvale Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep Nasir Hill, St. Augustine Prep Justin McNulty, Holy SpiritCasey Larkin, Wall Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic Aidan Monteiro, St. Peter's Prep Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Jaylan Sanchez, St. Peter's PrepGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepPJ Casale, Delbarton Jayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicPatrick Ryan, Delbarton Keshon Griffin, St. Joseph Academy Timmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco Prep Jordan Campbell, St. Peter's PrepSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-Montvale Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic Frankie Monte, St. Joe-MontvaleJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Qy'aeir Price, DePaul CatholicAi'Johnnie Rembert, Holy SpiritJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Ethan Rodriguez, St. Peter's PrepAhmad Ross, St. Joseph AcademyJake Jarmolowich, Delbarton George Rooks, St. Peter's PrepA'Khoury Lyde, DePaul Catholic DJ Samuels, Bergen Catholic 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Joe Crifasi, BectonJaiden Abrams, HammontonJoJo Bermudez, Cedar CreekSean Clapp, RamapoMatthew Fries, Cranford Charles DePrima, RamapoAl-Jay Henderson, IrvingtonJaimen Bryant, SomervilleJordan Harris, Woodbridge Chad Martini, Watchung HillsAli Lee, Jr., WoodbridgeAlijah Clark, CamdenJustin Evans-Jenkins, Irvington Sha'Kim Shuler, Freehold BoroNasir Robinson, Penns GroveXavier Coleman, LenapeWinston Jordan, Highland Regional Demie Sumo, WillingboroTyler Davis, LenapeJoe Metzger, Delsea Will Towns, Jackson MemorialDesmond Igbinosun, UnionJoe Mancino, Holmdel Bhayshul Tuten, PaulsboroAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Grant Puharic, Wall John Volker, Rumson-Fair HavenJake Schneider, Ocean CityBilly Searle, Nutley Josh Toner, Cherokee 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist Zaire Angoy, IrvingtonLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJayden Brown, Winslow Twp.Jai Patel, South BrunswickAl Shadee-Salaam, East Orange Jihaad Campbell, Timber CreekKharyi Banton, Newark West SideJalen Cheek, Winslow Twp. Donovan Ezeiruaku, WilliamstownLocksley Burke, East OrangeDarian "Duce" Chestnut, Camden Von Factor, Rumson-Fair HavenLuke Cole, LenapeBrody Colbert, Williamstown Luke Doerr-Fredrickson, West MorrisMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonLee Coleman, Salem Mike Jarvis, ShawneeJake Inserra, Ocean CityShaquan Loyal, Newark West Side AJ Pena, SomervilleEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Dorian Rawls, West Orange Jordan Thompson, Parsippany HillsCharlie Sasso, WallRyan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven John Testa, Wayne ValleyKeon Sabb, Williamstown Corey Walker, Newark West Side Meet the 2020 Zoneman Finalists Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep QB Before ever taking a snap at St. Peter’s Prep, fans and coaches on the St. Peter’s Prep stands and sidelines buzzed about a kid nicknamed “Ducee” who would take New Jersey by storm. Now Tahj Bullock’s illustrious high school career is over – and he’ll be discussed as one of the most impactful player to ever play for the Marauders. Bullock, a Virginia Tech commit, flashed in the six games St. Peter’s Prep played in this season. He completed 51 percent of his passes for 818 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 12:0. Ducee also accounted for 306 yards and six more touchdowns on the ground, bringing his career touchdown total to an impeccable 52 scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Bullock Cookie Desiderio, Somerville RB Players like Cookie Desiderio don’t come around very often – and the numbers he produced in 2020 were just as unique. The Somerville bruiser exceeded every and all exception in this wild season with 1,569 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on only 152 carries. That comes out to 10.3 yards every single time Desiderio took a handoff. You know what makes those numbers so impressive? It’s the fact that Desiderio did it in only seven games and that he surpassed every single benchmark he previously set in his junior season. Desiderio becomes the second player in Somerville history to be nominated for the award (Jalahn Dabney, 2018.) The recognition is well-deserved. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the feature: Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB Audric Estime put in an offseason for the ages to deliver one of the most dominant single season efforts anyone has ever seen in North Jersey. While playing in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the entire country, the St. Joe’s (Mont.) product ran roughshod over the competition for 190 carries, 1,857 yards and 22 touchdowns. All of those were career highs in only eight games played. The Michigan State commit was also the only player in the state to account for 2,000 scrimmage yards and finished 2020 with a total 2,042 yards and 24 touchdowns. The Big 10 better be ready for what’s coming. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Casey Larkin, Wall ATH Both the soul and heartbeat of Wall’s undefeated 2020 team is, without question, Casey Larkin. A starter on both sides of the ball for the Crimson Knights, Larkin shined in every game he played. At running back, he rushed for 870 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 97 carries. At defensive back, Larkin anchored the Crimson Knights defense with 32 tackles, five pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Wall won the unofficial Shore Conference championship this season and finished the year 7-0. Larkin delivered two standout performances in the semifinal and finals. Some in New Jersey consider Wall to be the state’s top-ranked team – if they indeed are, then Larkin had a major say in that decision. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story: Patrick “Cheeks” Smith, Holy Spirit RB If you ask any high school football fanatic in South Jersey who the area’s top player was this season, the answer would be short and quick: Cheeks. Patrick Smith, the Holy Spirit standout, was an absolute force to be reckoned with every time the rock was in his hands. Smith concluded an unforgettable 2020 campaign with 1,719 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on a workhorse-like 221 carries this season. Holy Spirit ended the season at 8-0 after becoming the unofficial South Jersey champions with a 21-7 win over Lenape in the WJFL Bracket A Final. Smith’s incredible top-end speed and vision helped drive the Spartans to the upper echelon on New Jersey high school football in a crazy season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature: JSZ Plays of the Year The JSZ Football Plays of the Year will wrap up on December 21st with the six winners of each category vying for the top overall play of the year. We’ll interview the winner on December 23rd! Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Watchung Hills’ Vlasak Takes Home Week 8 Top Play Belt!
Watchung Hills made the most out of their 2020 season after going 5-2 and securing statement wins over Phillipsburg and Hunterdon Central along the way. The Warriors’ closed out the year in Week 8 with a 35-14 victory over Wayne Hills, which is when Brendan Vlasak exploded for a 47-yard touchdown catch to help Watchung Hills secure the win. Vlasak’s effort earned him a nomination for JSZ’s Week 8 Top Play Belt poll, where he garnered 17,178 votes (51.9 percent) to win the second-to-last top play belt of the 2020 season. Take Our Poll JSZ’s Jay Cook presented Vlasak with the award on Thanksgiving Eve:
We’ve got 8 up for Week 8 Top Plays!
Championship games and awesome inter-conference matchups highlight Week 8 in New Jersey high school football. Vote now for the top play captured by JSZ cameras this weekend! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 8 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 8 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 8: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner Congratulations to Cranford’s Marcus Johnson for winning JSZ’s Top Play Belt for Week 7!
Watch Saturday 11.21 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 8 wraps up with more great matchups all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Paulsboro 22 Salem 13 | WJFL Pod “D” Final The Red Raiders staked their claim as the top small school in South Jersey, as they beat the Rams on the road to complete an undefeated season. Bhayshul Tuten scored […] 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.
Stat Lines Continue to Grow as 2020 Season Progresses
Week 4 has come and gone, meaning there are only two games left in the 2020 regular season. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 10.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Monday Night Football in New Jersey? Yes please! JSZ has a pair of Big Central Football Conference games during a rainy evening on the gridiron. Bernards 39 Johnson 14 After falling to last year’s South/Central Group 2 Champions, Hillside, in their season opener, Bernards bounced back with a dominating 39-14 win over Johnson. The Mountaineers […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Full Coverage of Somerset County Summer Softball Tournament!
High school baseball got its own sendoff, and now the same can be said for the softball community in Central Jersey. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage from the final day of Somerset County’s own goodbye to its seniors. Manville/Rutgers Prep/Immaculata 5 Montgomery 2 | Somerset County Summer Softball Tournament Final Two full days of Somerset County softball came to a close Tuesday night as Manville was crowned county champions nearly three months late. Manville – playing with additional seniors from Rutgers Prep and Immaculata – went on a Cinderella run to capture the title. Rutgers Prep senior Gianna DeLorenzo was named the tournament MVP after dominant performances from inside the circle all tournament long. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and more from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Montgomery athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Sophia Cicchetti of Watchung Hills takes Somerset County Home Run Derby! In July, over 200 baseball teams battled to crown a “state champion” in the Last Dance World Series after the cancellation of spring sports. The event drew a great response from fans, including New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. Bernards head softball coach Leslie O’Connor saw this as a chance to honor the players of Somerset County by hosting a two-day tournament that also featured a home run derby prior to the semifinals and championship game. Adelphi University commit Sophia Cicchetti of Watchung Hills won the contest with five long balls. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story:
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top boys basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Saturday and Sunday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone boys basketball teams and coming up on Tuesday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross Tahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokunbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HilsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian BrownBergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir Cantey LindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justiin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr.Roselle CatholicDevin Strickland South Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny TohaMarist Alex GalvanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicJahlil WhiteWildwood Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Micah Johnson, Jr.Newark East SideDJ WoodburyBurlington City Samson JohnsonPatrick SchoolTaQuan WoodleyCamden Niels LaneRoselle CatholicMatt ZonaBergen Catholic 2020 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Tuesday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Watch Saturday 2.29 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
It’s the final Saturday before the state playoffs begin, and JSZ has you covered with all of the county/conference tournament action. Stay tuned all night as the highlights roll in! The Patrick School 56 Roselle Catholic 42 | Boys | Union County Tournament Final For the 22nd time in program history, The Patrick School is Union County champions. Senior Noah Farrakhan arguably played the best game of his senior season by leading the Celtics with 17 points in the win. Jonathan Kuminga had 12 points and 7 assists while fellow junior Adama Sanogo had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr. led all scorers with 19 points. This was the third meeting between these two schools this year with the Celtics winning all three. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Harwood Arena at Kean University: St. Peter’s Prep 44 Marist 41 | Boys |Hudson County Tournament Final St. Peter’s Prep raised its first Hudson County Title since 2011 following an exciting 44-41 victory over Marist. The Marauders trailed in the first half before taking an eight point lead early in the fourth quarter. Ray Ford, who finished with 14 points, knocked down two clutch free throws in the closing minute to help St. Peter’s walk away with the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Manasquan 75 Toms River North 49 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Final Ben Roy had a career-high 31 points to lead Manasquan to its first Shore Conference boys basketball championship since 1957. Alex Galvan had 17 points and 9 rebounds and Kieran Flanagan delivered 11 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Manasquan raced out to a 24-7 first-quarter lead on the way to its 27th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Saint John Vianney 57 Manchester Township 50 | Girls | Shore Conference Tournament Final Madison St. Rose had 23 points including a key offensive rebound and putback to put Saint John Vianney ahead for good in the final two minutes to give the Lancers their 14th Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Katie Hill added 15 points for SJV who opened the game with an 8-0 run and held the lead for most of the 48 minutes. Destiny Adams had 25 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for supporting JSZ’s coverage of St. John Vianney girls basketball. The Shore Conference champs train with coach Bobby Smith and the team at RYPT! Wildwood Catholic 70 St. Augustine 39 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Crusaders would not be denied in their bid for a third straight CAL Tournament championship, as they dominated the Hermits at Stockton University. Taj Thweatt capped off an amazing run in the tournament, going 10-of-11 from the floor, on his way to a game-high 24 points. Thweatt earned CAL final MVP honors. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Stockton University: Atlantic City 63 Mainland 50 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Vikings raced out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, capturing their first Cape-Atlantic League championship since 2010. Ciani Redd-Howard scored a game-high 22 points and earned MVP honors for Atlantic City. Freshman Quanirah Cherry-Montague added 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory. Oregon commit Kylee Watson battled foul trouble all day long, but finished with a team-high 19 points for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University: Rutgers Prep 71 Watchung Hills 57 | Boys | Somerset County Finals After losing in the county championship the previous two season, Rutgers Prep is once again atop of Somerset County for the first time in almost four decades! The Argonauts dominated from start to finish as they raced out to a 13-0 lead to start off the game and would never look back. It was an entire team effort as Nico Galette and Otega Oweh lead the charge with 20 points each while Trey Patterson finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds and Noah Harris racked up 12 points and 7 assists. Michael Bressler did all he could for Watchung Hills as he finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss. Rutgers Prep Girls also won the county championship today. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Montgomery:
Watch Friday 2.14 JSZ Sectional Championship Wrestling Highlights
The hardware isn’t just handed out; it’s earned. JSZ has coverage of team playoff wrestling sectional finals from all over the state. Delbarton 49 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 15 | Non-Public A North Final Delbarton’s dominant run throughout the state playoffs continued Friday night as the Green Wave won their first sectional title since the 2011 season. Delbarton — the consensus No. 1 ranked team in New Jersey — has outscored its competition 164-17 through three playoff matches. They’ll face St. Augustine in the Non-Public A final Sunday in Toms River. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Watchung Hills 37 Westfield 27 | North 2 Group 5 Final Ethan Colello scored a tech fall at 106 pounds and Dylan Kolakowski clinched the championship with a pin at 113 to give the Warriors a third straight sectional title. Westfield jumped out to a 12-0 lead early but the Warriors got pins from Jack Murray and Gerard Aroneo to take the lead back. Leading 26-21 with three bouts to go, Colello and Kolakowski closed out the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Paulsboro 46 Woodstown 19 | South Jersey Group 1 Final The Red Raiders did it for Brandon. Defending 170-pound state champion and Virginia Tech commit Brandon Green has been in the hospital for almost two weeks, and Paulsboro has been rallying to push on through the playoffs. The Red Raiders took down the Wolverines to win their 12th consecutive sectional championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel the highlights and reaction from an emotional night in Woodstown: West Deptford 39 Haddonfield 21 | South Jersey Group 2 Final The Eagles win back-to-back sectional titles for the first time in program history in a back-and-forth battle against the Bulldogs. West Deptford led early but lost four consecutive bouts and trailed halfway through the match. Cody Thurston (195), Tion Cherry (285), and Justin Monzo-Hull (120) picked up huge pins down the stretch to clinch the title for the Eagles. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from West Deptford: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Southern 36 Howell 30 | South Jersey Group 5 Final The clash of two Shore Conference and New Jersey powerhouses was a blow for blow battle! A 7-7 split in the 14 bouts came down to the last match and freshman Cole Velardi delivered for the Rams. With a pin in the final bout, Velardi secured the win for Southern, they won their third sectional championship in a row and fourteenth all time. Conor Collins, Eddie Hummel, Cole Velardi, Robert Woodcock and JT Cornelius won by fall for the Rams. Paul Jakub won by fall while Nick Cerulli and Shane Rietsma won by tech fall in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Farmingdale:
Watch Tuesday 2.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
What a wild Tuesday! JSZ has highlights from all over the state with wins coming from Elizabeth, Eastern, Gill St. Bernard’s and St. John Vianney. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Elizabeth 60 Linden 57 OT | Boys Trailing by 11 points entering the fourth quarter, Elizabeth rallied back to not only send the game to overtime but to come out on top with a win over Linden. The Minutemen didn’t take their first lead until :48 seconds left in regulation. Jayden Pierre finished with 28 points. Elizabeth head coach Phil Colicchio, who coached at Linden from 1997 through 2018, returned for the first time since taking over the reigns of his alma mater. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Gill St. Bernard’s 72 Watchung Hills 49 | Boys Freshman sensation Mackenzie Mgabko continued the hot start to his breakout season with 20 points and 10 rebounds over a 19-1 Watchung Hills squad. Will Soucie chipped in with 17 more for GSB in the win. The Warriors’ Michael Bressler led his team with 10 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Warren: Eastern 63 Timber Creek 60 | Boys Zubair Lee scored a game-high 30 points, as the Vikings stunned the Chargers on the road in an Olympic Conference clash. Noah Klinewski also had a big night, scoring 22 points in the victory. Eric Benjamin went for a team-high 17 points for Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Coverage of both Eastern and Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 63 Red Bank Regional 31 | Girls The top-ranked team in the Shore Conference continued its dominance with a blowout win over the Bucs. Maddie St. Rose lead the way for the Lancers with a 20 point, 10 rebound double-double. Katie Hill poured in 18 points, five rebounds andtwo blocks. Chloe Teter had 12 points in the loss for Red Bank Regional. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Holmdel:
Mikey Bressler Brings Home JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Honors
With less than four seconds on the clock, Watchung Hills point guard Michael Bressler dribbled up court. Under pressure, he fired up a Hail Mary shot from half-court and beat the buzzer to give the Warriors a thrilling 54-51 win over Hunterdon Central on January 23. After his late-game heroics, Bressler was nominated for — and won — Jersey Sports Zone’s North Jersey boys basketball game ball in Week Four. He collected 9,551 votes (43.5 percent) to win the award. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by a post-practice film session to present Bressler with his game ball: North Jersey Game Ball Week 4 Poll Results Take Our Poll
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 4 North Jersey Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 4’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Hanover Park senior twins Brielle and Kyle Junda became the first set of twins to win a JSZ Game Ball in the same week. Brielle had 28 points vs. Peaquannock and then Kyle collected 29 points and eight rebounds two days later against Whippany Park.
Watchung Hills’ Jack Taub Wins JSZ Week 1 North Jersey Game Ball!
Look up the definition of work horse in the nearest dictionary — a photo of Watchung Hills running back Jack Taub should appear beside the entry. Taub put together a masterful performance in Week 1, carrying the rock 19 times for 195 yards and three touchdowns, while also chipping in two catches for 94 yards. For his top-tier performance, Taub was voted in by New Jersey football fans to win the Week 1 North Jersey Game Ball. Take Our Poll JSZ’s Jay Cook has the presentation from Warren:
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
Watch Saturday 4.6 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Saturdays in the spring mean plenty of lacrosse action across the Garden State. JSZ has you covered with highlights of three games which include Delbarton getting the best of a Pennsylvania prep school squad; and Bridgewater-Raritan’s Alex Fromberg pushing the Panthers with his first career hat trick. On the girls side, Ridgewood and Oak Knoll meet in a rematch of last year’s Tournament of Champions. Enjoy the highlights! Delbarton 8 Malvern Prep (PA) 7 Delbarton has become familiar with tough out-of-state competition and Saturday was no different. After giving up two early scores to Malvern Prep, Delbarton put together seven unanswered goals which gave them enough fuel in the tank to push past the Friars in a thrilling game. Stanford football commit Lukas Ungar and fellow junior Jack Cerza both notched two goals apiece in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights form Morristown: Bridgewater-Raritan 12 Watchung Hills 9 Everything seemed to be working for the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, and that especially was the case for junior Alex Fromberg. Fromberg pumped in a trio of goals to secure his first career hat trick in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and cover this game thanks to a pair of our loyal sponsors — Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab & Sports Medicine, based out of Bridgewater. Ridgewood 14 Oak Knoll 8 – Girls Lacrosse Notre Dame commit Jackie Wolak was one of three Maroons to tally a hat trick in a matchup of two top-five ranked teams. Annie McCarthy and Keely Bennett also scored three times for 5-0 Ridgewood, who scored three straight goals to close out the first half to take an 8-6 lead and controlled the second half outscoring the Royals 6-2. Katie Duttenhofer had five goals in a losing effort. JSZ has the highlights from one of the big early regular season showdowns in girls lacrosse:
Chad Martini Wins Week 3 Game Ball For Watchung Hills
Watchung Hills’ Chad Martini took home the Week 3 North Jersey Game Ball for his performance during the game against Gill St. Bernard’s. Martini scored 17 points and had 12 rebounds, leading the Warriors to a 64-60 victory. JSZ’s Madison Bess was at Watchung Hills Regional High School for Martini’s full ceremony:
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
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. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
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 email@example.com 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 JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.15
Monday soccer from JSZ features two state-ranked showdowns and the start of conference tournament play. St. Peter’s Prep 2 Kearny 1 – Boys Soccer Both the Marauders and Kardinals fought it out to a tie nearly four weeks ago, but these two Hudson County squads gave it their all again in another thrilling matchup. Goal from Antonio Callegari and Kyle Hess along with stellar keeper play from Ulises Rodriguez helped St. Peter’s Prep notch a big win with the playoffs around the corner. JSZ has the highlights from these two Top 20 teams in Jersey City: No. 9 Watchung Hills 3 No. 10 Somerville 1 | Girls Soccer Top Ten Battle With Watchung Hills ranked ninth in the state, and Somerville ranked 10th, this game was a can’t miss. The Warriors made a statement in the first half when they scored three unanswered goals, and although Somerville shutdown the Watchung offense in the second half, they were unable to produce much offense themselves. Watchung Hills took the “W” 3-1. Check out full highlights now: Notre Dame 4 Robbinsville 2 – Boys Soccer With county tournament time right around the corner Notre Dame continues to make an impressive resume in the home stretch of their regular season schedule. After trailing 1-0 at the break the Irish bounced back with four goals in the final half to take down Robbinsville 4-2. Both the Ravens and Notre Dame are favorites to make a deep run for Mercer County. Watch the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Robbinsville and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more Ravens and Irish athletics all year long! South River 7 South Amboy 0 – GMC Boys Soccer Tournament The Rams had six different goal scorers to advance to the Round of 32 in the GMC Boys Soccer Tournament. South River will face #13 seed Wardlaw-Hartridge on Wednesday. JSZ has the highlights of South River’s fifth win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of South River is made possible by Campozino Restaurant Point Pleasant Beach 4 Manasquan 1 The Garnet Gulls had four different goal scorers and raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead to improve to 12-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights of Monday afternoon girls soccer highlights out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to Ryne Olsen and Peak Coaching for Success for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.9
JSZ has highlights from three boys showdowns including Watchung Hills and Phillipsburg, Jackson Memorial clinching the Shore’s “A” South crown and the state ranked showdown between Pingry and Hillsborough Hillsborough 2 Pingry 1 The Raiders rallied from a 1-0 halftime deficit with goals from Justin Dominique and Alfredo Gonzalez to improve to 10-0-1 on the season and secure the top seed in the upcoming Somerset County Tournament. JSZ has the highlights and post-match reaction with Madison Bess: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jackson Memorial 5 Toms River North 1 – Boys Soccer Joe Schlageter had a natural hat trick with the game’s first three goals and Dan Russo added two more as the Jags improve to 11-1 and clinch the Shore Conference’s “A” South crown for a second straight year. JSZ has the highlights of Shore Conference soccer in Jackson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction Watchung Hills 3 Phillipsburg 3 – Boys Soccer Phillipsburg kept pace with Watchung. The Warriors came into this game with just one loss, but the Stateliners showed no fear. They stayed right with the Skyland Conference power throughout the game and end this one with a tie. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for the continued support!
Skyland Conference Makes an Impact in 2018 Boys LAX Stat Leaders
Top Goal Scorers: 2nd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Delaware Valley HS – 84 Goals 14th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Delaware Valley HS – 59 Goals 17th in NJ: Steven Dwyer – Immaculata HS – 55 Goals 18th in NJ: Max Drift – Montgomery HS – 54 Goals 21st in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon HS & Matt McShea – Warren Hills HS – 51 Goals Assist Leaders: 2nd in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 67 Assists 5th in NJ: Will Marrapodi – Montgomery – 61 Assists 9th in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 51 Assists 14th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 43 Assists 15th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 41 Assists 17th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 39 Assists 21st in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 35 Assists 22nd in NJ: Gavin Defuria – Watchung Hills – 34 Assists Point Leaders: 3rd in NJ: Tyler Neal – Del Val – 135 Points 4th in NJ: Joe Cansfield – Del Val – 126 Points 13th in NJ: Jared McMahon – North Hunterdon – 94 Points 19th in NJ: Griffin Leblond – Somerville – 83 Points 24th in NJ: Ryan Pedrani – Somerville – 78 Points 25th in NJ: George Enman – Pingry – 77 Points
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’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 State Sectional Lacrosse Highlights from 5.26 now!
Rumson-Fair Haven 12 Somerville 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Final The Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack to repeat as South Jersey Group 2 champions. Watch the highlights to see Kiel Forlenza’s amazing no-look goal! JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of Rumson-Fair Haven’s big win on Saturday morning: Jersey Sports Zone brings you special moments from RFH lacrosse thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Manasquan 15 Madison 8 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Canyon Birch scored five of his six goals in the first half and added five assists for an 11 point game to lead the Warriors to the South Jersey Group 1 crown. Birch stands at 122 goals and 52 assists in his amazing junior campaign, just seven goals short of the state single-season scoring record. Manasquan will face Mountain Lakes in the Group 1 state championship on Wednesday in Livingston. JSZ has the highlights of Manasquan’s championship effort: Watchung Hills 10 Hunterdon Central – North Group 4 State Sectional Final Watchung Hills jumps out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and ran away with the win. Connor James leads the scoring with 4 goals, while Spencer Bokach had 14 saves in the Warriors 10-4 victory. Highlights of this game now available:
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Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Wall 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Kiel Forlenza scored three straight goals in the third quarter to give RFH a second-half cushion they would never relinquish. The Bulldogs will host #8 seed Somerville in the South Jersey Group 2 Finals on Saturday. JSZ has highlights from Tuesday night in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by our friends at ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Watchung Hills 17 Westfield 8 – North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Semifinal Westfield and Watchung played a tight first quarter, but a offensive explosion form the Warriors became unstoppable in the second half. Gavin DeFuria, Chris Clintock, Brian Richmond and Joe Rica all score hat tricks, and Watchung Hills is now on their way to the North Group 4 Final. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great Blue Devil highlights all year long! Allentown 15 Jackson Liberty 4 – Central Group 3 Semifinals – Girls No. 12 in the NJ Top 20 Allentown in route to their second straight Central Group 3 Title Game after a dominating 15-4 win over fourth seed Jackson Liberty. The first seeded Red Birds were led by Rutgers bound Senior Marin Hartshorn who had 2 goals and 4 assists. Allentown will rematch fellow Top 20 team, second seed Notre Dame. The Irish beat them in the big game last season, but so far this year the Red Birds have ND’s number beating them twice in 2018. One of those coming in the regular season and then in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year- round on JSZ!
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Montgomery 5 Watchung Hills 3 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Montgomery takes out the #1, Ridge, and #5, Watchung Hills, in the Somerset County Baseball Tournament. The Cougars are heading to the Championship where they will play the Immaculata Spartans, but before that check out Ryan McKenna’s big day against Watchung Hills: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you awesome Mercer County highlights all season long! Immaculata 2 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Nolan Leger and Noah Jordan combined on a 5-hitter and the Spartans two-run third inning held up in a 2-1 win over Hillsborough at Diamond Nation. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, the Spartans got an RBI triple from Peter Gallo and an RBI infield single from Justin Pinckert to take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Leger and Jordan took care of the rest. Jordan threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief highlighted by four strikeouts to get the save. Immaculata will face Montgomery in the Somerset County Tournament finals. Watch the highlights of Immaculata’s 16th consecutive win!
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Watchung Hills 11 Montgomery 6 – Somerset County Semifinal – Brendan Dreyer 4 Goals Montgomery fought off Pingry last week in the Somerset Tournament’s Quarterfinals, but they could not overcome the power that is Watchung Hills today in the Semis. The Warriors outscored the Cougars 11-6; Brendan Dreyer scored a hat trick and Chris Clintock assisted on two goals and scored two himself. Check out full highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you exciting Cougar highlights all season long!
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Summit – 8 Westfield – 5 | Union County Championship Westfield has reigned supreme in Union County, winning the last three Union County Championships. The Blue Devils were looking for a 4-Peat, but top seeded Summit had other plans. Nick Thomson continued a great post-season with a hat trick, and Will Vitton was terrific in net with 9 saves. Summit captures the Union County Championship with an 8-5 win over Westfield. Watch great highlights and post game from Clark on JSZ! Sponsor Shout-Out! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Blue Devil highlights all season long! Watchung Hills 5 Roxbury 2 – Connor James 2 Goals Defense was key in this matchup. After a scoreless first quarter, the Warriors finally broke through the Roxbury wall and led 3-1 at halftime. Connor James had two goals for Watchung, and they would ultimately take this win 5-2 over the Gaels. Check out full highlights now: Red Bank Regional 8 Shore Regional 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls First Round Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes. Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional will face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. JSZ has highlights of the exciting conclusion and post-game reaction: Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we can bring you great moments from Red Bank Regional all year long. A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs on JSZ. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2- MCT Girls Quarterfinals Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals on 5/8. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hightstown coverage!
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4.21 – 4.27
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Hunterdon Central (15) 11 Watchung Hills (7) 10 – Boys LAX The Warriors received their first loss of the season to the Red Devils in an overtime thriller! Danny Bill scores a hat trick for the Devils in the first half, while Salvatore Lentine scored the game winner in OT. Highlights now available: Warren Hills 14 Kittatinny 4 – Boys LAX – At the end of the first quarter the Blue Streaks lead just 3-2, but three hat tricks scored by Kaden Piccione, Matt Meshea, and Jack Knowles produced an 14-4 win for Warren Hills, improving them to 6-4. Full highlights available now:
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Watchung Hills 9 Bridgewater-Raritan 8 | McCabe 9 Strikeouts The 6th inning of this one was key for the Warriors. In the top of 6, the Panthers scored six runs for a 7-2 lead, but Watchung came back in the bottom of the inning and answered with seven. Robin McCabe then shutdown the BR offense in the seventh with her ninth strikeout of the game, giving Watchung the win. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two generous sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long!
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll Take Our Poll Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Wall 5 Red Bank Catholic 1 Trey Dombroski threw a complete game two-hitter with a career-high eleven strikeouts and the Crimson Knights pounded out 12 hits to improve to 5-0 on the season. Dombroski walked just two batters and the Caseys lone run came on a dropped pop up in the 6th inning. Doug Wetzel got Wall on the board with a two run double in the 2nd inning. The Crimson Knights added a run on a catcher’s interference and an RBI single by Tanner Powers in the 5th as well as a run on a wild pitch in the 6th. JSZ has the highlights of a great pitching performance from Count Basie Field in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is made possible by Playa Bowls in Red Bank Allentown 8 Notre Dame 7 Tuesday’s matchup between undefeated Allentown and Notre Dame started off with the Red Birds getting ahead early thanks to heavy offensive production from Chris Reeder and company to take an 8-1 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh. However, the bats of the Irish woke up in the final inning to cut the lead to 8-7. Then with a runner on and 2 outs Allentown would luckily force a pop fly to hold on and remain undefeated. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Watchung Hills 6 Montgomery 4 Montgomery had a 4-0 lead at the end of the second inning thanks to Ryan McKenna who jacked a two run homer, but in the fourth the Warriors took over. Starting pitcher, Mike Murray, picks up the win along with two hits and a couple of RBIs. Check out full highlights of this now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you great Cougar highlights all season long!
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Delbarton – 13 St. Anthony (NY) – 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) is now 2-0 on the season. Watch highlights and post game from Delbarton vs St. Anthony on JSZ! Watchung Hills 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Joe Rica scored a pair of goals and the Warriors defense held RFH to four total shots in a quality road win. Watchung Hills had a 2-1 lead at the half and scored two goals in the third quarter to take a 4-1 lead. Harry Ricker got RFH within two, but the Warriors outscored the Bulldogs 2-0 in the fourth quarter to improve to 2-0 on the season. RFH is 0-2 with both losses coming to state ranked teams. JSZ has the highlights of Watchung Hills road win on Saturday on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for supporting Jersey Sports Zone and giving us the chance to showcase Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long
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St. John Vianney – 39 St. Rose 37 | Shore Conference Semi-Finals No. 1 St. John Vianney needed every bit of 32 minutes of game time to get it done, but The Lady Lancers are heading back to The SCT Championship Game. SJV trailed St. Rose 37-36 after a rebound and putback by Lauren Lithgow with just 10 seconds remaining, but Rahmena Henderson raced the ball up up the floor and dished to Brelynn Bellamy for the game winning three point shot. For Vianney, it’s their 3rd straight trip to The SCT Final, and they are looking to win their 14th title in school history. Watch highlights from SJV vs St. Rose, including the fantastic finish and post game interviews below! Thank you to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Manasquan – 55 Red Bank Catholic – 37 | SCT Semi-Final Senior point guard Dara Mabrey came into Tuesday night’s semi-final game against RBC with an injured left hand, but it did not slow down the future Virginia Tech Hokie. Mabrey scored a game high 18 points, leading Manasquan to a convincing 55-37 win over rival Red Bank Catholic. Lola Mullaney added 16 points, while Faith Masonius recorded 13 points & 10 rebounds for a double – double. Manasquan advances to face No. 1 St. John Vianney in The SCT Championship Game. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Watchung Hills 61 Bridgewater 51 – Boys Somerset County Tournament No. 5 Watchung Hills vs No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan duke it out in the semifinals of the Somerset County Tournament. Justin Bryant with another impressive performance under the boards for the Panthers could not out-score Steven Bressler of Watchung tonight who hit 5 three-pointers and a total of 21. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two terrific sponsors JSZ will bring you the best of Panther athletics all season long! Watchung Hills 43 Bound Brook 40 – Girls Somerset County Tournament The Bound Brook Crusaders came into this game with a 20-1 record, but were still not picked as the game’s favorite. Looking to prove the doubters wrong, the Crusaders came out swinging in the second, after a slow first quarter by both teams. Unfortunately for Bound Brook though, its was Julia Cunningham of Watchung Hills who once again dominated the floor. Check out full highlights of this exciting matchup now: Trenton Catholic 51 Notre Dame 46 – Girls – Mercer County Semifinals Trenton Catholic got one step closer to earning the Mercer County Tournament tile Tuesday night as the defeated fourth seed Notre Dame 51-46 to head to the championship. Jada Queen recorded a triple double in the Iron Mikes victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Notre Dame coverage! Nottingham 69 Ewing 63 – Boys – Mercer County Semifinals Nottingham has been the best in the Colonial Valley Conference this season. As if having two 1,000 point scorers in Cliff Joseph and Darrell Johnson weren’t enough they also have PG Richie Jones who eclipsed the school single season three point record and total career three point record Tuesday night. The top seeded Northstars were held to a tight game by fifth seed Ewing in the first half but broke out of the their shell in the second act to come away with a 69-63 win to send them to the tournament championship on 2/22 against second seed Trenton Catholic. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Ewing coverage!
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Mid-State Girl Poll: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boy Poll: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Winners: Dan Banz – Bridgewater-Raritan Eric Schroeter – Voorhees Jenna Whelan – Bernards You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Now!
Every week JSZ brings you the best basketball highlights, and now it’s time to vote for this week’s top athletes. Take a look below and vote for your favorite players. Our winners will received JSZ Game Balls and have a Game Ball Ceremony featured right here on jerseysportszone.com! Girls Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Boys Game Ball Nominations: Take Our Poll Previous Game Ball Ceremonies: Dani Pescatore – Hillsborough Jake Bentz – Manville
Pingry makes a statement before state playoffs with 10-0 shutout
Pingry 10 Watchung Hills 0 Pingry gets their 13th win with this 10-0 shutout against Watchung Hills. Leading scorer was Jared Kordonsky with three goals, while teammate Daniel Schnack had two goals and two assists. Check out full highlights now:
Watch Ice Hockey Highlights from February 5th on JSZ
St. John Vianney 3 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 1 The Egan Cup is one of the state’s premiere Ice Hockey tournaments. Notre Dame, St. John Vianney, St. Joseph of Montvale, St. Joseph of Metuchen, Montclair Kimberley, and Paramus Catholic all played throughout the 2017-2018 season for seeding in the tournament. The two teams that faced off in the final were number one seed St. Joe’s (Mont.) and second seed St. John Vianney who is also ranked seventh in the NJ Top 20. SJV got out to an early 2 goal lead at the end of the first period. In the second St. Joe’s would counter to get within one of the Lancers but John Gelatt scored with 4:07 remaining before the third. St. John Vianney would hold on to win 3-1 thanks to great defense and a 15 goal saving performance from Jeremy Conner. Watch now: Thank you to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on JSZ! Special thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our SJV coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Hillsborough 9 Manalapan 4 Hillsborough chasing down a spot in the state playoffs needed today’s win to seal the deal. Fortunately for the Raiders, they were off to an electric 3-0 start late in the 2nd period, and although the Manalapan Braves fought back, they could not stop the Hillsborough offense. Sophomore forward, Jude Kurtas, punched in with four goals tonight. Check out full highlights: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Hillsborough Raiders is brought to you by Prince Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho, JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics all year! Check back for hockey highlights posted throughout the night on JSZ, including St. John Vianney’s Egan Cup Victory.. Randolph – 1 Morristown Beard – 0 With the Mennen Divisional Title on the line, The Randolph Rams battled for a hard fought 1-0 win over Morristown Beard. Adam Redgate scored the lone goal in the 1st period, and goalie Scott Kimiecik completed the shutout, as the Rams captured their first divisional title since the 2011-12 season. Watch Highlights of Randolph vs Mo-Beard below! Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Watchung Hills 0 The Watchung Hills Warriors were simply overwhelmed by the Raiders tonight. Jonny Scheer had one assist and a goal for the Raiders playing at the top of his game as Scotch Plains-Fanwood heads into the state playoffs with 14 wins. Check out full highlights now: 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.
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ brings you the best highlights from the Mid-State, but when the week ends we are not through! At the end of the every week we like to honor the best athletes for their outstanding performances by nominating them for a JSZ Game Ball. Below there are two polls, each poll includes this week’s top male and female Mid-State basketball players. Vote now and maybe your pick will receive a JSZ game ball! Girl Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Boy Nominations for Mid-State Game Ball: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Ceremonies: Teresa Wolak – Bridgewater-Raritan Jake Bentz – Manville REMINDER: You can always nominate an athlete for a JSZ Game Ball. All you have to do is email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com with the follow information: Name of athlete Name of School Stats for a single game Name of Opponent Thanks and keep voting!!
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
Watch 1.25 Hockey Highlights
Pingry 7 Watchung Hills 1 Pingry is a ice hockey power in the Skyland Conference, and proved that yet again today. Big Blue scored within the first 30 seconds of the game and only gave up one goal. Pingry’s Peter Papadopoulos had 16 saves, and Eric Bush and George Enman both scored two goals as Pingry took down Watchung Hills 7-1. Check out highlights now:
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Summit – 65 New Providence – 57 The Summit Hilltoppers improved to 10-2 on the season after traveling to New Providence High School and coming away with a hard fought 65-57 win over the Pioneers (10-3). Malcolm Sidebottom was huge down the stretch for Summit scoring 9 late points to secure the victory. Sean Dillon had 18 points and 4 steals for New Providence in the loss. Watch Highlights of Summit vs New Providence below! Sponsor Shout Out! SpecialThanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for allowing JSZ to bring you coverage of Summit High School Athletics! Watchung Hills 63 Morristown 52 Both of these teams teams came into this game with a 10-1 record and similar game plans; however, it was Watchung Hills that improved to 11-1. Senior guard, Julia Cunningham, had 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 steals tonight. Cunningham was the team’s leading scorer despite the fact she foul out of the game with 3 minutes left to play. Check out her outstanding performance and post-game interview, along with the rest of the Lady Warriors, now: Lakewood 55 Barnegat 51 The Piners weathered the storm of a furious 4th quarter comeback by the Bengals and held on to sweep their Shore Conference “B” South rival. Khari Jenkins led the Piners with 16 points including two free throws in the final seconds to preserve the victory. Mike Revello led all scorers with 17. Barnegat trailed by 16 late in the third, but battled back and got as close as two points. JSZ has the highlights of a great game from Ocean County: JSZ’s Lakewood coverage is made possible by Michael I. Inzelbuch and Barnegat coverage on Jersey Sports Zone is brought to you by BSR Physical Therapy No. 8 Saddle River Day School 90 No. 13 Notre Dame 56 One of the most anticipated games of the week was the Top 20 showdown between No. 8 Saddle River Day and No. 13 Notre Dame. Most expected a tight battle, but top NJ recruit Michelle Sidor helped the Rebels pull away in dominating fashion thanks to her 32 point performance. Sidor is expected to collect her 2,000th point in her next two upcoming games. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! More games from around the state coming soon to JSZ!!!
Watch 1.20 Wrestling Highlights
North Hunterdon 61 Hillsborough 15 North Hunterdon dominated this opening match. Nate Fossett started the Lions off strong with 17-2 technical fall victory over Hillsborough’s Varun Deb. From their North Hunterdon would have 8 pins, winning 10 of the next 13 matches. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedics. Thanks to Princeton Other JSZ can bring you the best of the Raiders all season long! Watchung Hills 46 Woodstown 17 Watchung Hills undefeated thus far in the season came out strong agains the Wolverines with twi pins to begin the match in the 170 and 182 weight classes. However, in the 106 weight class Woodstown saw a spark of hope when Dylan Kalakowski was defeated by Ryan Struss with a 9-7 decision. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, that small victory was not enough to keep them in the match, and the Warriors take the win 46-17. Check out full highlights: North Hunterdon 47 Woodstown 18 North Hunterdon split the first four matches with Woodstown, but turned it around in the 120 with a strong performance by Drew Doscher who pinned Justin Layton in just one minute and 25 seconds. The Lions went on to win this match 47-18. Full highlights now available:
Watch 1.19 Hockey Highlights
Middletown South 8 Princeton 4 Craig Bahrs and Deven Ralph each scored two goals as Middletown South scored three goals in the span of 3:02 after falling behind 1-0 to spark a win over Princeton in a matchup of two nine-win teams. Mike Racioppi had four assists for the Eagles who improved to 10-3 on the season. JSZ has highlights from Middletown Ice World: JSZ’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Prown’s Window and Doors. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great highlights of Princeton High all year long. Watchung Hills 1 Hunterdon Central 6 In the first period, the Watchung Hills Warriors stayed tight with the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. Unfortunately for the Warriors, in the last minute and a half of the second period the Red Devils score two goals, including an off-the-glass beauty from Jake Stapert and a hat trick from Rich Stefanik. The Red Devils take the win 6-1 over the Warriors. Full highlights available now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Pingry 1 Ridge 4 – Highlights to come It’s an upset! Skyland conference rankings prior to tonight’s matchup listed the Pingry Big Blue as No. 1 and the Ridge Red Devils as No. 2, but after tonight that is no more. Ridge pulls out a huge win over Pingry thanks to Alex Konovalov who had two goals and one assists. The Red Devils, now number one in the conference, have a record of 11-3-3. Full highlights now available:
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Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners: Eric Schroeder – Voorhees: Jenna Whelan – Bernards:
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Christian Brothers – 72 Colts Neck – 69 in 2OT The CBA Colts traveled to Colts Neck High School and handed the cougars their first loss of the season with a thrilling 72-69 win in double overtime. Stephen Braunstein led CBA with 19 points, including the go ahead bucket in double OT. Robby Hill scored 19, and Danny Gaines added 16 for Colts Neck in the loss. Watch full highlights and post game from the CBA-Colts Neck thriller below! Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck is being brought to you by Hit Training. They’re the reason we were there for the Cougars Basketball Highlights! Middletown South – 60 Middletown North – 50 The Eagles of Middletown South came away with a 60-50 win over their arch rival Lions of Middletown North. Ryan Purcell and Dave Gervase each scored 18 points for South in the win. Dave Campbell added 20 points for Middletown North in the loss. The win helped Middletown South improve to 5-4 on the season. Watch highlights of the Middletown rivalry game below! Sponsor Shout Out Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Middletown South highlights and features all year long thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors Bridgewater-Raritan 51 Gill St. Bernards 35 Two top girls basketball teams in the Skyland Conference, Bridgewater-Raritan (4) and Gill St. Bernards (5), faced off tonight. It was an even match through the first quarter, but in the second the Panthers pulled away thanks to a great performance by Teresa Wolak again who has 13 points, 9 rebounds an 3 steal and Meghan Ball who was the leading scorer with 16 points. Bridgewater is now 6-1 overall and remains undefeated in the Delaware Division. Check out full highlights now: Bridgewater Record: 5-1 Gill St. Bernards Record: 3-2 Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two sponsors, JSZ will bringing you the best Panthers highlights all season long! Warren Hills 63 Somerville 61 Two more top teams duked it out today in the Skyland conference, Warren Hills (7) and Somerville (9). Both teams got themselves into foul trouble late in the game, but it was Somerville who could not recover. In the 4th quarter, the Streaks were 11/14 from the foul line and in the entire game Devyn Gara made 11 of 15 from the line. Gara also tacked on four rebounds and sevens steals for Warren Hills as they defeated Somerville 63-61. Check out full highlights now: Somerville Record: 6-2 Warren Hills Record: 6-1 Princeton -38 Robbinsville 25 Robbinsville came into Tuesdays game sitting fourth in the Colonial Valley Conference rankings. However, it was Princeton who would take control of the game thanks to their defense and the shooting of Catherine Dyevich. They were able to hold Robbinsville to a season low 25 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodirugez was there for all the action! Ewing -68 West Windsor- Plainsboro North 45 5-1 West Windsor- Plainsboro North has been impressive so far this season taking down Trenton in dominating fashion just a couple games ago. Ewing who just lost to Trenton was able to bounce back with a victory 68-45 victory thanks to Shemar Robinson who had 22 points in the match up. Watch now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing, Princeton and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage on JSZ!
Vote now for the Mid-State Basketball Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you nominations for two Mid-State game balls, one will be awarded to a female basketball player and another will be award to a male basketball player. Game balls are our way of recognizing players for their outstanding performances during the week, and will be delivered to players during practice the week following. Along with the game balls, comes a game ball ceremony that will be featured right here on jerseysportszone.com and all of our social media. Check out this week’s nominations and vote for your favorite athlete. The polls will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Mid-State Girls Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Mid-State Boys Basketball Nominations: Take Our Poll Please advise: If you believe there is an athlete who deserves to be represented this week, but is not featured on these lists please email JSZ’s Mid-State representative, Courtney DuPont, at email@example.com. In your email please include the name of the athlete, the school they attend and their stats for the week.
Watch 1.6 Hoop Highlights
JSZ has highlights from all across the Garden State including four games of action from the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase, a last second win for Trenton over Ewing and the 1000th point for Phillipsburg’s Chris Mann. Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase at Brookdale Community College Rumson-Fair Haven 46 CBA 43 Ian O’Connor scored 22 of his 24 in the second half to lead an RFH comeback from double digits to beat the Colts. CBA had a 24-13 lead at the half paced by Stephen Braunstein who scored 12 of his 16 in the first two quarters. O’Connor was aggressive attacking the rim. His lay-in to beat the buzzer at the end of the third quarter got the Bulldogs within two at 29-27. O’Connor’s hot hand would build a seven point lead. Rob Mahala gave CBA the lead back at 42-41 with 2:38 to go, but O’Connor broke a 42-42 tie in the final minute and RFH held on. Watch the highlights of a great game and post-game reaction from Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch. Thanks to ServPro for letting us bring you great Bulldogs highlights all year long! Ranney 59 Patrick School 43 Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine combined for 41 points as Ranney gets a much coveted win against a North Jersey superpower. The Panthers used a 12-0 run to close the third quarter and take a 46-36 lead. Lewis had 21 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds and was named the game’s MVP and Antoine added 20. Al-Amir Dawes paced the Patrick School with 23 points highlighted by six three-pointers. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Brookdale Community College: Roman Catholic 59 Mater Dei Prep 49 Philadelphia’s Roman Catholic road tripped eastwards to face off against Mater Dei Prep in the third out of five games at the Hoop Group Showcase at Brookdale Community College. The Cahillites were led by their super senior and Towson University commit Allen Betrand, who paced his team with a commanding 18 points towards a 59-49 win over Mater Dei. The Seraphs’ Alexander Rice yet again showcased his long-range prowess with a team-high 18 points but it wasn’t enough to stave off a second-half surge by Roman Catholic. The Cahillites turned on the jets after the break and went on a 24-3 run in the 4th quarter to seal the win. Watch the highlights from a big comeback in Lincroft: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac. Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for letting us showcase great Mater Dei sports all year long Ocean 37 Neptune 29 Andrew Seager had 17 points and 6 rebounds to help the Spartans snap a three game losing streak. Neptune’s Jared Kimbrough had 19 points and 18 rebounds in a losing effort. Ocean was sparked by an 11-0 run in the 4th quarter. Watch the highlights from Lincroft: Phillipsburg 58 Watchung Hills 56 (OT) Chris Mann scores his 1,000th point late in the third quarter of this nail-biter. Watching Hills almost takes the win thanks to an outstanding three-point performance by Gavin DeFuria, but Jayshawn Grant and Mann each score over 20 points for P-Burg and the Stateliners take the win in OT. Check out full highlights brought to you by Jersey Sports Zone’s Courtney DuPont: Sponsor Alert! JSZ’s coverage of the Phillipsburg Stateliners is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster club. Jersey Sports Zone will be bringing you Stateliner highlights all season long! Trenton 52 Ewing 50 Saturday’s match up between Ewing and Trenton started out as a 20 point blowout in the first half but the Blue Devils managed to cut the deficit to single digits entering the fourth. After tying the game up it came down to a free throw from Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton to tie the game up at 50-50 with 30 seconds remaining. Following a missed shot Jacque Alfred was able to get the rebound and score with five seconds remaining to win the game. Trenton bounces back after their most recent upset loss to West Windsor- Plainsboro North to improve to 6-1. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the call: Ewing 72 Trenton 48 After being ranked twelfth in the NJ Top 20 last week the Ewing Blue Devils were not on the list when they took on Trenton. Ewing star Miya Grimes came to play in this one as the senior racked up 15 points, 13 rebounds and 9 steals to help lead the Blue Devils to a 72-48 victory. This win could be just what the defending central group 3 champs need to return to the ranks. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Ewing and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Voorhees 61 Mount Olive 50 The Mount Olive Marauders were overpowered by the fast pace of the Voorhees’ offense. Eric Schroeter scored 20 points for the Vikings, making his season total after 6 games played 74. Check out full highlights now: Hunterdon Central 52 Moorestown 23 Moorestown paid a visit to Hunterdon Central, where the Red Devils’ offense was a bit overpowering. Starting point guard, Ashley Mitrow dominated the court scoring 16 points, while teammate Peyton McNally had 10. Hunterdon Central gets their fourth win of the season. Check out full highlights now:
Watch Watchung Hills 0 Bridgewater-Raritan 41 Week 10 Highlights
Watchung Hills 0 Bridgewater-Raritan 41- Week 10 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care for our Bridgewater-raritan coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Panthers sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Friday Week 10 Playoff Highlights Show
The post-season has begun in New Jersey high school football. Jersey Sports Zone kicks off our playoff coverage with ten games of high definition highlights from around the state . Click above to watch highlights from the following games Saint John Vianney 45 Camden Catholic 40: Johnny Buchanan 29 carries, 294 yards, 2 TD’s Brick Township 28 Allentown 0: Cole Groschel TD run, TD pass, TD catch, 2 INT’s Long Branch 20 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 20 carries, 168 yards, TD Old Bridge 24 Trenton 6: Anthony Imbimbo: 24 carries, 106 yards, 2 TD’s Somerville 51 Ewing 12: Robert Fiorentino 23 carries, 215 yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 41 Watchung Hills 0: Anthony Goffe 34 carries, 211 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 36 Lawrence 6: Peter Lucas 3 TD runs Point Pleasant Boro 41 Raritan 12: James Fara 11 carries, 170 yards, 4 TD’s Millville 20 Williamstown 14: Clayton Scott game winning TD in OT Gateway 28 Woodstown 8: Logan Cruet 76 yard punt return TD and 10 yard TD reception Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Here’s a look at just some of our Saturday games: Don Bosco Prep at St. Peter’s, Red Bank Catholic at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Holy Cross at Mater Dei Prep, Freehold Boro at Nottingham Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) SAVE THE DATE- JSZ Football Banquet Coming up on Thursday, December 7, we will honor the top football players in the state with our inaugural JSZ Football Banquet. The APA hotel in Woodbridge will host our event that will feature dinner and video highlights of the top players in the state. Our Plays of the Week winners and Plays of the Year winners as voted on by the fans will also be honored. Coaches, we are seeking nominations for our All-Zone team. We will honor the top ten players in the state in each position as selected by our committee. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a player that we need to consider.
11th Seed Watchung Hills pulls off field hockey upset in states
First round of the North Section 2, Group 4 FH State Tournament and we have the 11th seed, the Watchung Hills Warriors, at the Hillsborough Raiders. Hillsborough landing the 6th seed this year. The game was an outstanding defensive battle by both teams right down to the last minute in OT where Watching Hills gets a corner after a Hillsborough obstruction. #21 Kaitlyn Gully would score the game winner on that very corner! The Watching Hills Warriors upset the Hillsborough Raiders 2-1 in OT. Great performance by both goalies, Sarah Bruno with 13 saves and Macy Brandwein with 14. Of course the stars today Beecher and Gully of Watchung. I spoke with both girls in post-game: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get great moments from Raider sports all year long!
Who Will Win Courtney’s Week 6 Game Ball? Vote Now!
Last week the mid-state game ball went to Delaware Valley’s Tyler Neal who had 23 carries 163 yards and a touchdown in the team’s Week 5 victory against the Bernards Mountaineers. This week we have a new list of outstanding performances across the mid-state. Who do you think deserves the week 6 mid-state game ball and an honorary ceremony that will be featured right here on JSZ? Vote now: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner If you would like to nominate a player for a game ball please try to do so by Saturday evening, or Sunday morning through email. Please include in your email the player’s name, the team he players for, and his stats for the weekend. You may send your email to JSZ’s Courtney DuPont at email@example.com
Watch Watchung Hills 7 Westfield 35 highlights
Watchung Hills 7 Westfield 35- week 4 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Thursday Week Four Highlights Show
Week Four of high school football in New Jersey features an extended schedule of games over three days. Jersey Sports Zone brings you eight games from around the Garden State as part of our special Thursday highlights show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games Rumson-Fair Haven 35 Middletown South 0: Pete Lucas 10 carries, 130 yards, 2 TD’s Manalapan 55 Freehold Boro 21: Naim Mayfield 274 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Phillipsburg 35 Hillsborough 7: Joe Green 41 carries 268 yards, 3 TD’s Marlboro 20 Colts Neck 14 (OT): Jonny Helff game winning 2 yard TD in OT Howell 30 Toms River North 7: Nick Chambers 13 carries, 180 yards, 2 TD’s Naseim Brantley 2 TD catches Holmdel 21 Red Bank Regional 0: Mack Byrne 49 yard fake punt for TD Old Bridge 17 Edison 0: Manny Wheager 2 interceptions, TD catch Westfield 35 Watchung Hills 7: Adam McDaniel 4 catches, 90 yards, 3 TD’s Hank Shapiro 188 yards passing, 4 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watchung Hills 2017 Football Preview
Former New York Giants offensive lineman Rich Seubert knows what it’s like to reach the pinnacle of the sport. The Super Bowl champ begins his second season as the head coach at Watchung Hills. Building a winning program takes time and the Warriors look to improve on last year’s 2-8 season. Seubert was hired as the Warrior’s head coach after previously coaching the team’s offensive line. As he prides himself on being a local guy who care, he is also aware that his organization has not won a championship since 1978, before coach Seubert was even born. Nonetheless, Seubert believes his previous work experience will help the Warrior’s shock the Mid-State 38 conference. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has the story on the 2017 Watchung Hills Warriors: Watchung Hills 2017 Football Schedule Friday, September 8 – UNION Friday, Setpember 15 – ELIZABETH Friday, September 22 – at North Hunterdon Thursday, September 28 – at Westfield Friday, October 6 – PHILLIPSBURG Saturday, October 14 – at Plainfield Friday, October 20 – at Linden Friday, October 27 – HUNTERDON CENTRAL Friday, November 3 – at Ridge 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.