Watch Wednesday 5.25 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Public sectional semifinal action on the boys side and JSZ was all around the state, capturing highlights from five games! Check back throughout the night as the highlights are posted. Hunterdon Central 8 Westfield 7 (OT) | Group 4 North Semifinal The phrase “instant classic” gets tossed around regularly – but there’s no question that’s what this game was. Dylan Johnson hit a remarkable golden goal from his knees to send the Red Devils back to a sectional title game for the second straight year. Johnson led Hunterdon Central (18-0) with three goals on the day. Westfield (11-7) fought back numerous times in this game to get it to overtime. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from a legitimate Game of the Year nominee in Flemington: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hunterdon Central is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University hospital in Somerville. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Senator Jon Bramnick. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 10 Randolph 8 | Group 3 North Semifinal Scotch Plains-Fanwood defeated Randolph 10-8 to reach the program’s first Sectional Final. After SPF opened with a score, Randolph with three straight goals went ahead 3-1. However, the Raiders would retake the lead and entered halftime up 8-6. Scotch Plains-Fanwood would hold onto a two goal advantage for the duration of the game. Jake Monroy finished with four goals for SPF. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (Rahway) for sponsoring our Scotch Plains-Fanwood coverage. Southern 12 Howell 4 | Group 4 South Semifinal The Rams raced out to a 4-0 lead after the first period and never looked back. NJIT commit Ryan Sininsky and Jake Washco paced top-seeded Southern (15-3) with three goals each in the win. Vinny Burns scored two goals for the fifth-seeded Rebels (14-7) in the loss. Southern will now face third-seeded Lenape for the sectional crown this weekend. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Manahawkin: JSZ’s playoff lacrosse coverage is made possible in part by OceanFirst Bank. Manasquan 7 Wall 6 | Group 2 South Semifinal Robert Pendergist’s goal with 1:10 remaining was the game-winner that allowed the Warriors to avenge a Shore Conference Tournament loss to Wall and earn a spot in the Group 2 South championship game against Rumson-Fair Haven. Pendergist had missed three games with a shoulder injury and entered the game in the second half. James Farinacci had three goals to lead the Warriors and Robert Parazzo, who also returned from injury, had the game-tying goal in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from an awesome All-Shore state playoff matchup: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Wall is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center Haddonfield 11 Shore Regional 6 | Group 1 South Semifinal Trailing 4-3 at halftime, the Bulldogs surged in the second half to avenge its loss to the Blue Devils a year ago and punch its ticket to the sectional finals. Delaware commit Finn Morgan tallied three goals and three assists as Haddonfield outscored Shore 8-2 in the second half. Blaise Coley, Ryan Ward, Marcus DeVita, and Asher Conrey each scored a pair of goals in the win for Haddonfield (13-3). Sam Madalone scored two goals in the loss for Shore Regional (12-4). Haddonfield will face top-seed Caldwell in the Group 1 South final on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Shore Regional is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center.
Watch Monday 5.9 JSZ Union County Tournament Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Summit 13 Westfield 2 | Boys No. 8 Summit claimed their four straight Union County Title following a 13-2 victory over No. 9 Westfield. Opening Day of the 2022 season saw these two go to triple overtime to decide a winner, this time around Summit scored the first six goals to remain in control for the entire game. Dylan Sebastian had 4 goals and an assist while John Murray finished the afternoon with 5 goals and 2 assists. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage. Oak Knoll 9 Summit 3 | Girls No. 3 Oak Knoll defeated No. 1 Summit 9-6 to capture a second consecutive Union County Tournament Title. Oak Knoll got out to a 6-4 lead at halftime, the Royals extended the deficit by as many as 4 in the second half as Darby Campbell finished with a hat trick. Summit won the first match up between the two earlier in the season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage.
Watch Saturday 4.30 JSZ Baseball Highlights
County tournaments and statewide showcase games take centerstage during the last weekend of April baseball. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in! St. Peter’s Prep 7 Westfield 5 | Thank You Classic The Marauders jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as their impressive win streak continues. Six different players produced RBI’s as St. Peter’s Prep (11-5) won its seventh consecutive game. The Marauders led Westfield (7-6-1) by six runs in the seventh inning, but the Blue Devils put together a rally that would ultimately fall short. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Caven Point in Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Peter’s Prep is made possible by Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Senator Jon Bramnick. EHT 12 Middletown South 9 | Thank You Classic EHT stormed out to an 11-1 lead after two and a half innings, but needed to hang on late to survive a slugfest at the Thank You Classic. Jacob Cagna and Justin Sweeney had solo home runs to bookend the scoring for EHT (11-2). Will Christopher hit a solo home run and finished with two RBIs in the loss for Middletown South (11-6), who advanced in the Monmouth County Tournament earlier in the day. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Hammonton Lake Park: Marlboro 12 Colts Neck 7 | Monmouth County Tournament Round One (13) Marlboro defeated (4) Colts Neck 12-7 in the opening round of the Monmouth County Tournament. The Mustangs trailed 5-1 entering the fifth inning when they scored seven to take a late 8-5 lead. They added four more runs in the sixth as Marlboro pitchers Jake Kalfayan and Chris Collina both had eight strike outs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our state baseball coverage.
Watch Thursday 4.14 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The lacrosse season is heating up quickly as some of the top teams in the state clash in mid-April. Check out all the highlights as they roll in! Seton Hall Prep 13 Westfield 5 | Boys Max Racich scored a career-high six goals and Jaz Zanelli had 11 saves as the Pirates bounced back from its first loss of the season. The Pirates raced out to a 3-0 lead and Racich scored three straight goals in the second to help the Prep lead 7-3 at the half. Cody Lam had three goals in the loss for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick Summit 10 Oak Knoll 8 | Girls The Hilltoppers have officially secured the No. 1 ranking in New Jersey. Lily Spinner had the Royals’ defense spinning in circles as scored four first-half goals for Summit (5-1), powering the Hilltoppers to a key win over one of their biggest rivals. Summit’s defense was stellar in the second half – they held Oak Knoll (5-1) scoreless over the final 21 minutes of regulation. Devon Gogerty also scored four goals in the game for the Royals in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Chatham: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Notre Dame 15 Allentown 12 | Boys Notre Dame remains undefeated at 5-0 following a 15-12 victory over Allentown in a battle of two unbeaten Colonial Valley Conference foes. A tight battle from the beginning saw Allentown holding on to an 8-7 lead at halftime. Following a lightning delay with two minutes to go in the third quarter, Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-10 lead and capitalized on penalties in the fourth. Towson commit Joe Meidling ended the afternoon with six goal and four assists for 10 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage. Shawnee 10 Moorestown 5 | Girls The Renegades continue their red-hot start to the season by shutting down the Quakers, the twelfth-ranked team in the USA Lacrosse national rankings. Elle Trzaskawka and Mackenzie Borbi combined for seven goals to pace the Renegades attack. Coastal Carolina-commit Carley Vernon racked up ten saves, highlights a stout defensive day from Shawnee (6-0). Maddie Miceli scored a pair of goals in the loss for Moorestown (5-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Tuesday 4.12 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A pair of rivalry games highlight the start to our lacrosse coverage this week. Check out a dominant effort from Mountain Lakes and a heart-pounding finish courtesy of Westfield! Westfield 11 Pingry 10 | 2 OT | Boys Westfield picked up their fourth straight win of the season following an 11-10 victory over Pingry for the annual Bristol Cup. Westfield went ahead 4-0 after the first, but Pingry would take a 5-4 lead at halftime. Trailing 10-9 late in the fourth, Cornell commit Ryan Waldman scored with three seconds left for the Blue Devils to send the game to overtime. Anthony Buoscio’s golden goal in the second overtime helped bring home Westfield’s eighth straight Bristol Cup. Ryan Waldman and Cody Lam both finished with four goals, Rutgers commit Ryan Palmer along with Duke bound Luke Engelke both ended the evening with three goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to RWJ Barnabas Health for sponsoring our Pingry coverage. Mountain Lakes 9 Chatham 3 A rematch of last year’s Morris County Tournament final ended in the same result. Caz Kotsen’s four goal game highlighted another impressive outing from Mountain Lakes (5-0). Cade Schuckman also tallied a hat trick in the victory for the Lakers. JP Lagunowich scored a pair of goals for Chatham (1-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Fairleigh Dickinson’s Madison campus: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Chatham is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston.
Watch Friday 4.8 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has highlights from three exciting games for you on this Friday night! Millburn 2 Seton Hall Prep 1 Alex Wilson delivered Millburn’s biggest hit so far this season. Leading off in the bottom of the seventh, Wilson turned on a 2-2 fastball and drove it out of the yard for a walk-off home run to defeat rival Seton Hall Prep. The Millers (4-0) defeated the Pirates (3-1) in a walk-off to win the 2021 Greater Newark Tournament final last year, and found more heroics this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Millburn is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One on One with Steve Adubato. Cranford 4 Westfield 3 No. 11 Cranford remains undefeated at 3-0 with a 4-3 victory over Union County Conference foe Westfield. The Blue Devils went ahead 2-0 in the first inning off a two run home run from Leo Mangiamele. Following an RBI on a fielder’s choice, Cranford with a two run fifth inning from Lucca Limeira and Shane Van Dam would take a 3-2 lead. Despite another Westfield home run, Sean Woodruff pitched seven innings and threw 10 strike outs for the Cougars. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of senator Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Rahway for sponsoring our Cranford coverage. Middle Township 10 Oakcrest 6 The Panthers fell behind 3-1 early, but scored seven runs in the third inning and never looked back. Frankie Castellano finished with a double and 4 RBIs for Middle (3-2). Mike Adelizzi, Vincent Povio and Owen Hall each drove in two runs apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape-Atlantic League clash: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Tuesday 4.5 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The action continues with some tremendous games early in the season. Enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 11 Lenape 4 | Boys The Renegades pulled away from the Indians in the third period in this Olympic Conference rivalry game. Delaware commit Ethan Krauss and Nate Sears each scored three goals for Shawnee (3-0) in the win. Nolan Samson scored a pair of goals for Lenape (0-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cherokee 14 Clearview 10 | Boys The Chiefs used a 6-0 scoring run in the second half to knock off the Pioneers and stay undefeated to start the season. Billy Westerby led the way with four goals on the afternoon for the Chiefs. Nate Bialy and Sean Cole tallied three goals each in the win for Cherokee (2-0). Carter Bobbit and Mario Leone each scored three goals in the loss for Clearview (2-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s lacrosse coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Westfield 16 Montclair 3 | Boys The Blue Devils busted open a 2-1 game with an eight-goal second period thanks to the duo of Cody Lam and Ryan Waldman. Lam finished with seven goals and Waldman added six. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick while our Montclair coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health Monroe 6 South Brunswick 6 | Girls Looking for their first wins of the season, Monroe and South Brunswick’s match up ended in a 6-6 tie. South Brunswick began the game on a 3-0 run before Monroe cut the deficit to 4-2 entering halftime. Trailing by three in the second period, the Falcons tied the game on three consecutive goals. Unfortunately after two overtimes, darkness would end the exciting evening. Gracie Berecsky finished with three goals for Monroe. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Monroe and South Brunswick coverage.
Watch Thursday 3.31 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The opening week of the season continues with more must-see games around the state! Summit 11 Westfield 10 | 3OT | Boys No. 4 Summit defeated No. 8 Westfield 11-10 in triple overtime to kick off the 2022 Boys Lacrosse season. The Blue Devils went ahead 4-0 in the first quarter, Summit would fight back to tie the game at 5-5 heading into halftime. After the Hilltoppers led by three to close out the third quarter, Westfield with four goals tied the game at 10-10 in the final six seconds of regulation on a score from Ryan Waldman. After two overtimes were not enough, Colin Beatty’s Golden Goal with just under a minute to go in triple OT gave Summit the victory. Beatty ended the afternoon with five goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Gary Kehler Stadium in Westfield: Thank you to the office of Senator Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Haddonfield 9 Ocean City 3 | Boys The Haddons opened their season with a signature win over the defending SJ Group 3 champion Red Raiders. Cameron Dailey, Asher Conrey and Finn Morgan all scored two goals apiece for Haddonfield in the victory. Pat Grimley scored all three goals for OC (1-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s lacrosse coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Wall 10 St. Joe-Metuchen 3 | Boys Matt Dollive and Connor Moore each had a hat trick and an assist and John McCurry added a pair of goals as the Crimson Knights busted open a 4-2 halftime lead with a four-goal third on the way to reaching the 2-0 mark on the young season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Wall: Oak Knoll 16 Immaculate Heart Academy 2 | Girls There’s some new faces for the reigning TOC champions, but Oak Knoll did not miss a step to start the 2022 campaign. Sophia Loschert pumped in four goals, while Teagan Kocaj and Devon Gogerty each collected hat tricks in a lop-sided opening day win for the Royals. Grace Cassin scored both goals for the Blue Eagles in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Washington Township: Jersey Sports Zone’s lacrosse coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health.
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!
JSZ’s Announces Hockey Postseason Awards!
New Jersey’s 2021-2022 high school hockey season was one for the record books. We saw some teams flirt with perfection, others make school history while many players took their respective games to new heights. Here, our team at Jersey Sports Zone honors the very best from this past season. Follow along as our full postseason award announcements roll out! CBA’s Zach Wagnon Wins JSZ’s 2022 Hockey Player of the Year Zach Wagnon’s senior season was dominant from start to finish. The top forward at Christian Brothers Academy, Wagnon accumulated 24 goals and a staggering 50 assists while leading the Colts to a near perfect year. The Yale University commit – who was named the Gordon Conference MVP – helped lead CBA to a 27-0-3 record along with a Gordon Cup championship along with a Non-Public state title. Wagnon was unanimously selected by JSZ’s staff as this year’s winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles the standout forward: JSZ’s Hockey Player of the Year History 2022: Zach Wagnon, CBA 2021: Connor Sedlak, Don Bosco 2020: John Donohoe, CBA 2019: Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco 2018: Mickey Burns, Don Bosco Morristown-Beard’s Leah Stecker Wins JSZ’s 2022 Girls Hockey Player of the Year Morristown-Beard was once again crowned the number one Girls Ice Hockey team in New Jersey this past season and that was thanks in large part to senior leader Leah Stecker. The Penn State commit finished the year with 19 goals and eclipsed the 100 point mark in her Crimson career. Stecker exits high school with 67 goals total and the only two girls ice hockey state titles to be played in NJ’s history so far. JSZ is proud to announce Stecker as our inaugural winner of the award. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: JSZ’s 2022 All-Zone Team Every year, we put a spotlight on the best players to grace the ice in the Garden State. This year, however, we are splitting our All-Zone teams up into a public team and a non-public team. There’s no first, second or third team all-state here – we just take the very best from throughout the year. 2022 All-Zone Public Team GoaliesDefensemanForwards Shane Cook, Governor LivingstonThomas Conrod, WestfieldEgor Barabanov, Ridge Daniel Moor, Northern HighlandsAndreas Forand, Middletown SouthRowan Brennan, Verona Zach Turbin, LivingstonZach Gold, VeronaColin Delanzo, Middletown North Luke Dickerson, Morris Knolls Will Fuller, Northern Highlands Jace Koenigsmark, Middletown North Brian Kramer, Governor Livingston Denis Kuzmenkov, Ridge Matteo Mancheno, Westfield Brett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Austin Vecchio, Livingston 2022 All-Zone Non-Public Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsPlayers of the Year John Donohoe, CBAMatthew Desiderio, Bergen CatholicAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicZach Wagnon, CBA - 2022 JSZ Boys Player of the Year Jason Cai, DelbartonNoah Jones, Morristown-BeardLeighton Biesidadecki, CBA Lukas Peterson, Don Bosco PrepEvan Brown, CBALeah Stecker, Morristown-Beard - 2022 JSZ Girls Player of the Year Patrick Reilly, CBANick Faccone, Delbarton Aidan Guinnessey, CBA Hollis Humphries, Morristown-Beard Matt Imbriano, Don Bosco Prep John Mustard, Bergen Catholic Ty Oller, Don Bosco Prep Trip Pendy, Delbarton Billy Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Jersey Sports Zone’s full postseason award coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health, a proven supporter of New Jersey high school sports.
Watch Wednesday 3.16 JSZ Tournament of Champions Highlights
The final Tournament of Champions is underway in NJ. Two teams punched their ticket to the semifinals in Toms River. Sparta 55 Westfield 47 | Girls | TOC Quarterfinal After a back and fourth first half that ended with Ally Sweeney draining a deep three before the buzzer, the Spartans controlled the second half and lead by as many as 14. Bailey Chapman was strong from start to finish as she scored 18 points in the win for Sparta, she was complimented by Brynn McCurry who came off the bench tonight and had 15 for the Spartans. Grace Klag had an 18 point 12 rebound double-double in the loss for Westfield. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: Rutgers Prep 68 University 56 | Girls | TOC Quarterfinal The Argonauts are still dancing after batting their way past the Phoenix to reach the TOC semifinals. Rhode Island-commit Katie Ledden scored a game-high 23 points for Non-Public B state champion Rutgers Prep (28-2). Mikayla Blakes chipped in with 18 points, as the Argonauts led by as many as 20 points in the second half. Destiny Bynum-Johnson knocked down six three-pointers on her way to a game-high 23 points in the loss for Group 1 state champion University (19-8). Rutgers Prep will face Manasquan in the semifinals on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: JSZ’s Tournament of Champions coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Thursday 3.10 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
The final tickets are punched to this weekend’s state championship games. Check back throughout the night as the highlights roll in! Woodrow Wilson 44 Manasquan 39 | Boys | Group 3 State Semifinal Zoe Holman had 14 points as Woodrow Wilson used a 9-2 run in the fourth quarter to earn a trip to the Group 3 state championship for the first time since 1991. Woodrow Wilson will take on Ramapo this Sunday at 2pm at Rutgers. The Tigers used an intense defense and stayed patient in their half-court offense as the formula for victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Brick Memorial High School: Burlington City 67 Gloucester 55 | Boys | Group 1 State Semifinal The Blue Devils pulled away down the stretch to book a spot in Sunday’s state final at Rutgers. Lovian Bell paced City (22-6) with a team-high 17 points. Izaiah Johnson added 15 points in the victory. Steven Bell and Liam Gorman scored 20 points and 19 points respectively for the Lions (21-10) in the loss. Burlington City will face Paterson Charter in the Group 1 championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Toms River: Westfield 46 Union City 31 | Girls | Group 4 State Semifinal Westfield defeated Union City 46-31 to advance to the program’s first-ever Girls Basketball Group 4 Final. Bucknell University commit Grace Klag with 6 points in the first quarter put Westfield ahead 12-8 after one. Klag also received two fouls that would sideline her for the second quarter as the Blue Devils led 17-14 heading into halftime. A buzzer-beating shot from Annie Ryan to end the third quarter started a 17-0 run from Westfield which would push the deficit to double digits late. Grace Klag finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Franklin High School: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Saddle River Day 75 Morris Catholic 51 | Girls | Non-Public B North Final North Carolina commit Paulina Paris exploded for a career-high 37 points and led the Rebels to their fourth consecutive sectional championship. Saddle River Day (25-1) trailed at the end of the first quarter but went on a 17-0 run to start the second, and they’d never look back. Faith Williamson had 16 points and Dakota Corey chipped in 10 points and nine rebounds. Morris Catholic (25-2) was led by freshman Mia Pauldo’s 35 points. Saddle River Day will face Rutgers Prep in the Non-Public B state final on Saturday at RWJ Barnabas Health Arena in Toms River. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: JSZ’s state semifinal hoops coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health. Cherokee 34 Jackson Memorial 25 | Girls | Group 4 State Semifinal The Chiefs slowed down Jackson to book a return trip to the state finals after a two-year wait for a chance at another title. TCNJ-commit Katie Fricker poured in a game-high 23 points in the win for Cherokee (27-3). Zoie Maffei scored a team-high 12 points in the loss for Jackson Memorial (22-6). Cherokee will play Westfield for the Group 4 state championship on Sunday in Toms River. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Central Regional High School: JSZ’s state semifinal hoops coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Tuesday 3.8 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
JSZ’s playoff hoops coverage continues with sectional final action all over the Garden State! Gloucester 51 Salem 41 | Boys | South Group 1 Final The Lions captured their first sectional title since 1971. Liam Gorman paced Gloucester (21-9) with 15 points. Steven Light went for 13 points and 11 rebounds, while Steven Burkhardt added nine points and 15 rebounds in the win. Amare Smith led the Rams (21-8) with 14 points in the loss. The Lions advance to the Group 1 state semifinals to face Central Jersey champ Burlington City on Thursday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Manasquan 71 Robbinsville 46 | Boys | Central Group 3 Final Ryan Frauenheim led four Warriors in double digits with 19 in a dominating home effort. Sophomore Alex Konov had 15 thanks to five three-pointers, freshman Darius Adams had 15 and fellow frosh Griffin Linstra added 11 in a blowout victory. Robbinsville’s Brian Herbert scored his 1000th career point in the defeat. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Manasquan: Ramapo 58 Tenafly 47 | Boys | North 1 Group 3 Final What the Raiders lack in experience, they make up for in talent. Ramapo (22-6), a team with only one senior, captured the programs second sectional title in the last four years after a team-high 20 points from Nate Burleson and 16 points from Peyton Seals. Tenafly (20-5), who played in their first sectional title game in 55 years, got a game-high 22 point effort from John Celli in the loss. The Raiders will face Colonia in the state semifinals on Wednesday at Phillipsburg High School. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Franklin Lakes: Woodrow Wilson 47 Burlington Twp. 40 | Boys | South Group 3 Final The Tigers continue their incredible turnaround this season, topping the Falcons to take home their first sectional title since 2004. Zoe Holman led the way with a game-high 17 points in the win for Woodrow Wilson (20-6). Maurice Crump scored a team-high 15 points in the loss for Burlington Twp. (21-9). Woodrow Wilson will take on Central champion Manasquan in the Group 3 state semifinals on Thursday at Brick Memorial High School. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Westfield 69 Hillsborough 42 | Girls | North 2 Group 4 Final Westfield defeated Hillsborough 69-42 to capture the North 2, Group 4 Championship, the program’s first ever Sectional Title. The Blue Devils never trailed once in the game after beginning on a 12-0 run in the first quarter. They would lead 37-21 at halftime and extended the deficit to as many as 30 by the end of the fourth. Senior Chloe Kreusser led all scorers with 27 points and seven rebounds. Juniors Paige Gorczyca and Annie Ryan also played a big part, Gorczyca had 12 points while Ryan finished with 13. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. Jackson Memorial 57 Middletown South 47 | Girls | Central Group 4 Final Despite going down by six to start the final eight minutes, the Jags gutted out a strong fourth quarter comeback as Kamile Makselyte and Zoie Maffei combined for 14 points. Jackson Memorial wins its first sectional title in 10 years as Makselyte poured in 17 points and 13 rebounds and Maffei added 15 points. The Jags advance to the Group 4 semi-final on Thursday. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Manasquan 52 New Providence 35 | Girls | Central Group 2 Final Hope Masonius tied a career-high with 18 points and Brooke Hollawell scored all 11 of her points in a third quarter that saw Manasquan bust open a two-point halftime lead on the way to an amazing eight consecutive sectional title. The Warriors will take on Haddon Heights for a spot in the Group 2 state finals. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Manasquan: JSZ’s championship basketball coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Friday 3.4 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
The playoffs continue to heat up on the hardwood, and JSZ had cameras all over the state on Friday night to capture the action! St. Peter’s Prep 52 Hudson Catholic 49 | Boys | Non-Public A North Quarterfinal How many teams play against each other four times in one season? The Marauders and Hawks sure did this year, and the finale produced another great game. Jackson Tindall’s 16 point, 8 rebound and 8 assist performance was key to St. Peter’s Prep (23-4) capturing a huge playoff win over rival Hudson Catholic (23-3) at the Hawks’ home gym. The game went back and forth numerous times and had the house rocking all night. St. Peter’s advances to face top-seeded Bergen Catholic on Monday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Peter’s Prep and Hudson Catholic is brought to you by Jersey City Medical Center, an part of the RWJ Barnabas Health Network Lenape 66 Egg Harbor Twp. 52 | Boys | Group 4 South Semifinal Tayvon Gaither and Aidan Anderson each scored 21 points, as the second-seeded Indians pulled away from the third-seeded Eagles in the fourth quarter. Rutgers commit Derek Simpson and Tye Dorset added 12 points apiece for Lenape (26-3). Carlos Lopez scored a team-high 16 points for EHT (23-4) in the loss. The Indians advance to face top-seeded Cherry Hill East in the sectional final on Monday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Select JSZ playoff basketball coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Haddonfield 26 Sterling 25 | Boys | Group 2 South Semifinal The Bulldogs turned the tables on the Silver Knights, snapping a three-game losing streak to their Colonial Conference rival, to advance to their fifth-straight sectional final. Tommy Mooney scored a team-high eight points, and sealed the deal with the game-ending block for Haddonfield (20-9). Mike Ermel finished with a team-high 12 points in the loss for Sterling (22-6). Haddonfield will face top-seed Camden for the Group 2 South championship on Monday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Somerdale: Select JSZ basketball coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Manasquan 45 Holmdel 41 | Girls | Group 2 Central Semifinal Brooke Hollawell scored 17 points including her 1000th career point to give Manasquan the chance to play for an unbelievable eighth consecutive sectional championship this Tuesday against New Providence. The game marked the second meeting between Manasquan coach Lisa Kukoda who coached against husband Matt, the Holmdel principal, who stepped in to coach the Hornets girls in January. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Manasquan: Select JSZ playoff basketball coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank Westfield 64 Bayonne 48 | Girls | North 2, Group 4 Semifinal (1) Westfield (25-5) defeated (4) Bayonne (18-8) to advance to the North 2, Group 4 Girls Basketball Final. The Blue Devils got a lift from Bucknell University commit Grace Klag in the first half to lead 30-13 after two quarters. Westfield would lead by as many as 25 in the third quarter, Klag finished with 22 points and 18 rebounds. They take on (6) Hillsborough (18-8) on 3/8. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Immaculate Heart 45 Hudson Catholic 42 | Girls | Non-Public A Quarterfinal After the Blue Eagles controlled early, the Hawks made a push late into the fourth quarter but the strong IHA defense and well timed three-pointer from Gina Gaccione set IHA ahead. Janaya Myers lead all scorers with 18 points in the loss while Isabella Asencio and Selena Cieszko combined for 27 for the Eagles in the loss.
Watch Wednesday 3.2 JSZ Hockey State Semifinal Highlights
We’re down to the final four in the New Jersey state hockey playoffs! JSZ brings you three exciting semifinal matchups: the Non-Public state championship is set after two close battles at Codey Arena plus Livingston and Westfield renew their on-ice rivalry. CBA 3 Gloucester Catholic 2 | Non-Public Semifinal Leighton Biesiadecki’s breakaway goal midway through the third period was the game-winner as the Colts survive a scare for their 25th straight win. Aidan Guinnessey scored a pair of goals for 26-0-3 CBA, who will face Delbarton this Monday night at 8pm for the Non-Public state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Rich Chrampanis have the highlights from Codey Arena: Delbarton 2 Don Bosco Prep 1 | Non-Public Semifinal Jason Cai’s performance in the Gordon Cup semifinals was one he was ready to forget. Even better, he got redemption on Wednesday night. Cai stopped 28 shots in an impressive performance to help lift Delbarton (19-5-2) to the win over Don Bosco (20-7-1) and punch the Green Wave’s ticket to the Non-Public State Final. The game opened with all three goals scored in the first five minutes and Jack Olsen’s score ended up being the game winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Codey Arena in West Orange: JSZ’s coverage of the Non-Public state semifinals is brought to you by the New Jersey Devils Livingston 2 Westfield 1 | Public “A” Semifinal Livingston (22-3-3) defeated Westfield (19-5) 2-1 to advance to the Public “A” Final. The Lancers went ahead 2-0 in the second period off goals from Brett Conklin and Alex Selvin. With under a minute to go in the second, Matteo Mancheno scored for Westfield to cut the lead to 2-1 entering the third, but the Blue Devils would not be able to force overtime. Livingston avenging their loss in the McInnis Cup Championship, bested Westfield for a third time this season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick
Westfield wins 1 vs. 2 swim showdown to earn sectional title
The Blue Devils ended a long losing streak to Bridgewater-Raritan to claim the North 2 Group A sectional title. Watch the highlights and post-match interviews NOW! Westfield 100 Bridgewater-Raritan 70 | North 2 Group A Championship The Blue Devils ended an 11 match losing streak to the Panthers dating back to 2014 to earn a sectional title in a matchup of the top two ranked teams in the state polls. Sophomore Clare Logan had four wins including the 50 and 100 free with junior Lauren Lane getting three wins headlined by the 500 free and 100 back. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Raritan Bay YMCA: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Senator Jon Bramnick
Watch 2.17 JSZ Championship Hockey Coverage
Two champions are crowned at Codey Arena on Thursday night as the NJIIHL cup championship season comes to a close. We’ve got highlights from the highly-coveted Gordon Cup as well as an upset in the McInnis Cup final. Christian Brothers 2 Don Bosco 0 | Gordon Cup Final John Donohoe’s impressive 33 save shutout was key to the Colts topping the Ironmen to win yet another Gordon Cup trophy. CBA (23-0-3) played without Evan Brown and Christian Chouha but didn’t miss a beat against Don Bosco (18-6-1). Aidan Guinnessey opened the scoring for CBA in the first period and Leighton Biesiadecki closed it out with an insurance goal in the third. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction: Westfield 5 Livingston 2 | McInnis Cup Final No. 13 Westfield (17-4) defeated No. 12 Livingston (19-3-3) 5-2 for their first McInnis Cup Title since 2019. After falling behind 1-0 to begin the first period, Westfield tied the game and would take the lead on back to back goals from Thomas Conrod. The Blue Devils added another score before Livingston cut the game to 3-2. Matt Beke and Aidan Wilson tacked on two more goals in the third period to secure the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Senator Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to the New Jersey Devils for sponsoring JSZ’s Championship Hockey coverage.
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
Livingston Blanks Westfield, Clinches McInnis Division Title
There’s no other way around it: 2021-2022 has been a magical year for Livingston hockey. The Lancers achieved a preseason goal Saturday night by clinching first place in the NJIIHL’s McInnis Division after a commanding 3-0 win over division rival Westfield (14-4.) Livingston (17-1-3) was fueled by a two-game effort from Dillon Schultz while senior goaltender Zach Turbin held the fort down with a 20-save shutout. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Codey Arena in West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield athletics is made possibly by Senator Jon Bramnick!
Westfield hockey raises first Union County Title since 2018
Westfield 5 Gov. Livingston 2 | Union County Tournament Final Westfield (12-3) claimed it’s first Union County Tournament Title since 2018 with a 5-2 win over Governor Livingston (10-3-1). Mike Marshall got things started with a goal early in the first period for Westfield, Anthony Labisi answering back for GL late in the second tied the game at 1-1 after two. The third period would take a much different turn in the competitive match up as the Blue Devils would tack on four goals. Logan Martel, Joey Tortorella and Matteo Mancheno all found net, Mancheno also finished with two assists and earned Tournament MVP honors. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Linden: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Watch Tuesday 1.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ had its cameras all over the Garden State to bring you the best from a busy Tuesday. Thanks to our great sponsors for bringing you all of the action! Egg Harbor Twp. 55 Holy Spirit 52 | Boys Isaiah Glenn hit an off-balance three at the buzzer to win a thriller for the Eagles. Glenn finished the game with 11 points. Carlos Lopez led EHT (11-1) with a game-high 20 points, while D.J. Germann added 13 points. Jayden Llanos scored 14 points for the Spartans (5-4) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from an unforgettable night in Absecon: EHT-Holy Spirit highlights are made possible by Cooper University Health Care bonus coverage! Roselle Catholic 61 Westfield 31 | Boys Fresh off a successful trip to the HoopHall Classic this past weekend, the Lions returned to their den and captured their twelfth-straight win over the Blue Devils. Roselle Catholic (12-1) was led by a game-high 16-point performance from North Carolina commit Simeon Wilcher. Davidson-commit Sean Logan nearly captured a triple-double – he had six points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks for Westfield (8-4). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by the support from Senator Jon Bramnick! Keyport 64 Point Beach 59 | Boys Keyport (7-1) defeated Shore Conference rival Point Beach (4-2) 64-59 in a thrilling fourth quarter finish. Locked into a tight battle through the first two quarters, Keyport went ahead 34-25 at halftime as DJ Thompson had 13 points at the break. Point Beach would keep the game tight and despite the Red Raiders losing senior playmaker Anthony Longo in the fourth quarter due to an ejection following an altercation , the Gulls fell just short in the final seconds of regulation. Longo had 10 points, DJ Thompson finished with 26 points, Point Beach’s Anthony Longo had 19 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our Point Beach coverage. Cherokee 37 Shawnee 31 | Girls The Chiefs brought plenty of defense on Tuesday night in order to hand the Renegades their first loss of the season. TCNJ-commit Katie Fricker finished a game-high 15 points to lead Cherokee (7-2) to its third-straight win. Gabby Recinto chipped in with eleven points in the victory. Nia Scott scored eight of her team-high twelve points in the fourth quarter as Shawnee (10-1) had a late comeback bid fall short. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from this Olympic Conference showdown: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Monday 1.17 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ kicks off the new week with a handful of hoops games! Two top NJ girls basketball teams duke it out on Staten Island, while have a conference battle in Union County and a showcase game from South Jersey. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Saddle River Day 85 Ewing 51 | Girls Saddle River Day (9-0) defeated Ewing (8-1) 85-51 at the Hooper NY/Metro Sports Martin Luther King College Showcase at Moore Catholic High School (Staten Island, NY), to hand the Blue Devils their first loss of the year. The Rebels got out to a 45-24 lead at halftime thanks to UNC commit Paulina Paris, who had 16 points through the first two quarters. Paris ended the evening with 29 points, while freshman Faith Williamson finished with 18 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing coverage. New Providence 52 Westfield 47 | Girls A potential preview of this year’s Union County Tournament title game was a true back-and-forth battle. The momentum swung each quarter, but it eventually went New Providence’s way as they delivered their eighth-straight victory. Grace Kinum led all scorers with 19 points and hit the go-ahead shot in the fourth quarter. Westfield was powered by Grace Klag and her 15-point, 12-rebound double double. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from a battle of Top 20 teams in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick! Williamstown 41 Sterling 38 | Boys The Braves trailed 33-22 heading into the fourth quarter, before battling back down the stretch. Landon Eaton and Sean Gallagher keyed the comeback with 11 points apiece for Williamstown (6-3). Jimmy Zingaro scored 13 points for the Silver Knights (8-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from the Gloucester MLK Classic: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Williamstown is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
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: 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
Sean Logan leads Westfield to stunning upset over ranked Elizabeth
Westfield 40 Elizabeth 38 | Boys Westfield (4-3) has now won three of their last four games following a 40-38 upset victory over Watchung Division rival No. 8 Elizabeth (2-1). The Blue Devils got out in front first, leading Elizabeth 24-16 at halftime. Going ahead by as man as 12 in the fourth quarter, the Minutemen rallied back to tie the game at 38-38 with 17 seconds remaining in regulation. Coming out of a timeout, 6’10 Davidson College commit Sean Logan then gave Westfield the lead with the eventual game-winning basket in the closing seconds. Logan had 11 points and 10 rebounds on the night. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Watch Wednesday 1.5 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The New Jersey hockey scene delivers a stellar three-pack of games on Wednesday and we’ve got you covered with wall-to-wall highlights from the biggest games. Stay tuned throughout the evening as the highlights roll in! Christian Brothers Academy 3 Don Bosco 1 Zach Wagnon’s power-play blast with 4:28 left in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and the senior sealed the victory with an empty netter to give the undefeated Colts (7-0-3) a regular-season Ironmen. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Jersey Shore Arena in our NJ Devils Game of the Week: Thanks to the New Jersey Devils for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to spotlight outstanding high school hockey all season long! Bergen Catholic 5 Seton Hall Prep 2 The Crusaders have been looking for a marquis win all season long and finally found it after the calendar turned over to 2022. Five different players scored for Bergen Catholic (3-2-1) as the Crusaders won their second game against Gordon Conference competition this season. Seton Hall Prep (7-5-1) scored a pair of goals in the third period, but it wasn’t enough. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Ice House in Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.” Westfield 3 St. John Vianney 1 Westfield (7-2) picked up a fourth straight win following a 3-1 comeback victory over St. John Vianney (5-1-1). The ninth ranked Lancers got ahead early on a goal from Mike Reed to lead 1-0 after the first period. In the second, Westfield answered back with a pair of goals from Liam Hiltwein to go ahead 2-1 entering the third. Alex Ebel’s score to begin the final period would be the finishing touches as the number 12 Blue Devils handed SJV their first loss of the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Vote now for JSZ’s New Jersey Devils December Goal of the Month!
We’ve got the best 10 goals captured by JSZ cameras in December. Watch them all and cast your vote. The top 5 goals will be honored at an upcoming New Jersey Devils home game! The New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone once again to honor great high school hockey goals all season long! We’ve got the top ten goals captured by JSZ cameras in December and we’re asking you to cast your vote. The winner of our poll will secure one of the five slots for the NJ Devils HS Hockey goals of the month. The JSZ staff and Devils will choose the other four to create our top five goals of the month. The five goals of the month will be honored at a future Devils home game and receive tickets to the game! The polls are open now through Thursday at 3:00 pm. Cast your vote now and thanks to all ten of our nominees for giving us some awesome goals!
Watch Wednesday 12.22 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got two Wednesday games from the ice thanks to our great sponsors. Check out the highlights of wins for Westfield and Brick Township! Westfield 4 Summit 2 Westfield (6-2) picked up a third straight win following a 4-2 victory over McInnis Division rival Summit (2-4). Westfield jumped out to a 3-0 lead early in the second period before two scores from Dylan Goldfarb and Pat Lumelleau made it a one-score game entering the third. In the final period Matteo Mancheno netted a goal less than five minutes into play to give the Blue Devils some breathing room late. Alex Ebel, John McDonald and Matt Beke also found net for Westfield. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Warinanco Sports Center: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Brick Township 7 Red Bank Regional 0 Jake Toye scored a pair of goals and Belle Wurmser scored in her second straight game as the co-op of Brick Township and Brick Memorial raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first period to get to 4-1-1 on the season. Kevin Toye had 29 saves for the shutout. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Wednesday night highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Brick Township and Brick Memorial is made possible by OceanFirst Bank
Watch Saturday 12.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of sponsored games for you on Saturday, as Lenape takes on Linden, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood battles Westfield. Enjoy the highlights! Lenape 59 Linden 44 | Jimmy V Tournament Rutgers commit Derek Simpson sizzled in his season debut for the Indians. Simpson scored a game-high 18 points and dished out nine assists, as Lenape handled Linden at the Jimmy V Tournament at Cherokee. Aidan Anderson scored 16 points in the win for Lenape (1-0), while Tye Dorset chipped in with 13 points. Nigel Merville scored a team-high 13 points for the Tigers (0-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Marlton: The Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 61 Westfield 59 Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1-0) defeated Westfield (0-1) 61-59 off a thrilling fourth quarter shot from Jaden Carter with 2.5 seconds remaining in regulation. After trailing by three to end the first quarter, Scotch Plains in an explosive second quarter went ahead 26-22 at halftime. Carter and Davidson College commit Sean Logan battled down the stretch until a three pointer from Theo Sicca gave Westfield a 59-58 lead with 19 seconds left. Jaden Carter would then sink the eventual game-winning shot on the ensuing possession. Carter finished with 16 points while Sean Logan had 23 points and 14 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Westfield Downs Morristown-Beard, Snaps Two-Game Losing Skid
After a hot start to the 2021-2022 season, Westfield (4-2) found itself in an early-season hole. Two straight losses to Livingston and Ridge had the Blue Devils hovering near .500. But a resounding 5-2 win over Morristown-Beard (3-3) was all the medicine that the Blue Devils needed. Two goals from Matt Beke and a two-point game from Matteo Mancheno powered Westfield to a solid win against a tough non-public opponent. Jake Watson made 19 saves in the winning effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Twin Oaks Arena in Morristown: Thank you to New Jersey state assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
Watch Tuesday 11.30 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ has two great Tuesday matchups on the ice thanks to our great partners. Middletown South vs. Middletown North is our NJ Devils Game of the Week plus we have Westfield’s opener against Summit! Middletown South 6 Middletown North 2 | Shore Conference Michael Ferlanti and Antonio Crispino scored goals five seconds apart late in the second period to give the Eagles the lead for good as Middletown South scored six unanswered goals to wipe out a 2-0 deficit and deliver an opening night win. Nate Block had back-to-back goals in the third period to give him 46 in his career. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown Ice World in our first NJ Devils Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to once again partner with the New Jersey Devils to spotlight high school hockey in the Garden State. We will honor the Top 5 goals of the month during the season at the Prudential Center and we’ll showcase one great game each week thanks to the Devils to bring extended highlights and post-game reaction Westfield 5 Summit 1 | McInnis Division Westfield (1-0) started the 2021 Ice Hockey season with a victory as the Blue Devils defeated McInnis Division rival Summit (0-1) 5-1. Following a scoreless first period, Matt Beke found net twice in the second to give Westfield a 3-1 lead after two. Beke scored again in the final period to end the night with three goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Warinanco Park: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Vote for JSZ’s Soccer Plays of the 2021 Season!
The 2021 high school soccer season in New Jersey has come to a close and our team of MMJ’s are putting a bowtie on an exciting year with one final batch of polls. Vote for four different categories for our Plays of the Year with video exclusively captured by JSZ cameras. The voting will stay open until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Watch each reel and then vote as early and often as you’d like! Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Girls Soccer Goal of the Year New addition – state champ Holmdel has a nominee thanks to Juliana Kolbasovsky! @JSZ_Sports this one should of been a nomination for goal of the year— HHS Girls Soccer (@HHSGirlsSoc20) November 23, 2021 Golden Goal of the Year Save of the Year
Watch Sunday 11.21 JSZ Girls Soccer Championship Highlights
It’s the end of the soccer season and New Jersey crowns four state champions. JSZ has full highlights from each game on Championship Sunday. Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our coverage! Wayne Valley 2 Princeton 1 (OT) | Group 3 State Championship Wayne Valley (22-3) captured the Group 3 State Championship with a 2-1 overtime victory over Princeton (21-3). Emily Jozak and Sophia Lis traded goals in the first half to tie the match at 1-1 heading into halftime. However, defense was the story of the afternoon, Princeton keeper Moji Ayodele finished with 12 saves while Astrid McGraw had 5 saves for Wayne Valley. After 80 minutes were not enough, sophomore Izzy Rathjen netted her first varsity goal in O.T. to lead the Indians to the program’s first ever State Title. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Kean University: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage. Holmdel 2 Hanover Park 0 | Group 2 State Championship Juliana Kolbasovsky’s incredible playoff run continued into the state championship. The senior delivered a pair of goals to lift Holmdel to its first state title since 2014. Hornets’ head coach John Nacarlo has now won state championships with boys the girls and boys varsity programs at Holmdel. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Westfield 1 Freehold Twp. 0 | Group 4 State Championship Alyssa Martinez etched her name into Westfield history on Sunday in a battle between the top two teams in the NJ state rankings. The Rutgers-commit netted the game-winning goal with eight seconds left in regulation as the Blue Devils capped off an undefeated season with its first state title since 1988. Sutton Factor picked up the clean sheet in net, finishing with seven saves in the win for Westfield (21-0-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Kean University: JSZ’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Shore Regional 3 Mountain Lakes 2 (OT) | Group 1 State Championship Ava Agresti’s golden goal in the 85th minute capped off an epic comeback to give the Blue Devils a state championship. Mountain Lakes took a 2-0 lead in the second half on a pair of goals by Henna Andican. Shore rallied with two goals in the span of 37 seconds. Mia Agresti’s corner was knocked in by Barbara Grimm and Mia added a 30 yard rocket to draw the Blue Devils even. Younger sister Ava got the heroics in overtime thanks to a feed from Lauren Saponaro. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Championship Sunday is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
Watch Wednesday 11.17 JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights
State semifinals are underway in the NJ girls soccer world and we’ve got you covered with numerous matchups from around the state. Enjoy these sponsored highlights! Princeton 1 Lacey 0 OT | Group 3 Semifinal Princeton (21-2) is headed to the Group 3 final following a 1-0 overtime win over Lacey (15-6-2). The game was headlined by big defensive stops, as 80 minutes were not enough for either team to find the net. Four minutes into overtime Lehigh University commit Sophia Lis scored a golden goal to send the Little Tigers to the program’s first roup state championship game. Princeton will face Wayne Valley (21-3) in the final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage. Holmdel 4 Haddonfield 2 | Group 2 Semifinal The Hornets fell behind 2-0 early, but stormed back to win it going away. Izzy DeMatos scored the go-ahead goal for Holmdel about midway through the second half off an assist from Taylor Bielan. Juliana Kolbasovsky scored a pair of goals in the victory, while Mia Giamanco also scored for the Hornets (18-1-1). Allison Baxter and Allison Tighe scored goals for the Haddons (14-8-1) in the loss. Holmdel will face Hanover Park for the Group 2 state title on Sunday morning at Kean University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Girls Soccer Game of the Week is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Westfield 2 Ridgewood 0 | Group 4 Semifinal Elise Fox and Ella Cadigan’s two goals in a 24-second span were all the juice Westfield (20-0-1) needed to punch their ticket to the Group 4 championship. Ridgewood (20-3) turned in a hard-fought effort, especially from their goalkeeper Paisley Tornatore, who made numerous acrobatic saves. The Blue Devils will face Freehold Township in the Group 4 Championship on Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Gary Kehler Stadium: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick!
Martinez’s two goals advances Westfield Girls Soccer to N2G4 Final
The end of playoff soccer is rapidly approaching and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with action from across the Garden State thanks to our great sponsors. Westfield 3 Hunterdon Central | North 2, Group 4 Semifinal (2) Westfield (18-0-1) defeated (3) Hunterdon Central (17-2-1) 3-1 to advance to the North 2, Group 4 Final. Rutgers commit Alyssa Martinez with a pair of goals in the first half gave Westfield a 2-0 lead at the break. Hunterdon Central countered with a score from Florida commit Reagan Schubach to open the second, but a goal tacked on from Chiara Cosenza made it 3-1 late. The Blue Devils in search of their first Sectional Championship since 2017 will take on (4) Bridgewater-Raritan (14-4-2) in the Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Watch Friday 10.29 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and JSZ braves the elements to bring you action from all over the state! Rutherford 27 Park Ridge 20 | NJIC Championship A three touchdown performance from Pat Cerulli and a catch-of-the-year candidate from Doug Russell highlighted the Bulldogs’ second NJIC championship crown on their home turf at Tryon Field. Rutherford (7-1) has now won seven consecutive games and heads into the postseason with a head full of steam. Park Ridge (7-1) was paced by a career-best performance from Matthew Manning, who notched 195 rushing yards and three scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the lone conference championship game in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutherford is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine 35 Holy Spirit 21 The Hermits close out the regular season by knocking off rival Holy Spirit and head into the postseason on an eight-game winning streak. Princeton-commit Nasir Hill turned in a phenomenal all-around performance, scoring three touchdowns, and added a pair of interceptions in the win. Senior Kanye Udoh rushed for a pair of touchdowns for St. Augustine (8-1). Senior Trevor Cohen scored a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Holy Spirit. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with OceanFirst Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Hammonton 43 Triton 0 The Blue Devils absolutely rolled in the rain on the road against the Mustangs. A.J. Ryker rushed for 146 and two touchdowns to lead the way for Hammonton (5-5). Justin Doughty and Kenny Smith also rushed for scores, while the Blue Devils D pitched a shutout. Triton falls to (7-3), but both teams should be playoff-bound next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Runnemede: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 13 Westfield 0 The Stateliners leaned on its defense which recorded its 4th shutout of the season on a rainy night at Maloney Stadium. Caleb Rivera and Jakhye McLean scored the P’burg touchdowns. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Watch Thursday 10.28 JSZ Soccer Highlights
From Hudson County, down to the Shore and over to Mercer County, we have you covered with conference championship games all across the board on Thursday. Follow along for all the highlights coming later tonight! Pennington 0 (4) Notre Dame 0 (2) | Boys | Mercer County Tournament Final (1) Pennington (14-1-2) defeated (2) Notre Dame (15-1-2) 0-0 off penalty kicks to capture a sixth consecutive Mercer County Torunament Championship. After 100 minutes were not enough the rematch of the 2019 MCT Final was decided on penalty kicks as Pennington would take PK’s 4-2. Villanova commit Rafa Ponce de Leon finished with 9 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Notre Dame coverage. Freehold Township 3 Toms River North 1 | Girls | Shore Conference Tournament Final The Patriots prevailed in a battle between top-five teams in the state to capture the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the first time since 2011. Freshman Gaby Parker set the tone, netting a goal 47 seconds into the contest for the Patriots. Gabby Koluch and Cassidy Corcione each added a goal as Freehold Twp. (17-0-1) remains unbeaten heading into the state playoffs. Senior Faith Wavershak scored the lone goal for Toms River North (16-1-1) in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney will had the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Girls Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank! Kearny 2 Harrison 1 (OT) | Boys | Hudson County Tournament Final If you wanted an instant classic, that’s certainly what you got from the 2021 Hudson County Tournament final. Arch rivals Harrison and Kearny went toe-to-toe, but the Kardinals prevailed in overtime thanks to a golden goal courtesy of Nico Gomez. Kearny goalkeeper Josh Rodriguez was stellar in the win and made seven saves – including a high-pressure PK save late in regulation. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the action and reaction from Red Bull Arena in Harrison: Jersey Sports Zone’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Hudson County Tournament final was made possible by OceanFirst Bank! Pennington 1 Hopewell Valley 0 | Girls | Mercer County Tournament Final (1) Pennington (14-2-2) defeated (2) Hopewell Valley (16-2-2) 1-0 for a third straight Mercer County Tournament Championship. After a scoreless first half and most of the second, it seemed the match would head to overtime tied at 0-0, however sophomore Morgan Kotch’s goal with 11 minutes remaining in regulation would lead Pennington to victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Hopewell Valley coverage. Westfield 1 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 0 | Boys | Union County Tournament Final Max Rokshar’s rocket from 34 yards out in the 16th minute was the only goal of the match as Westfield wins the Union County Tournament. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights from AL Johnson High School in Clark: Thanks to Assemblyman on Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield
Watch Friday 10.1 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Five is officially here and we continue to bring you some of the best games all across the state. Enjoy our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, plus other sponsored coverage! DePaul Catholic 14 Delbarton 7 The latest rendition in what has become one of the most competitive North Jersey rivalries brought us another great game Friday. DePaul Catholic (4-1) snapped a two-game losing streak to Delbarton (3-2) thanks to a pair of rushing scores from QB A.J. Rodriguez and another inspired defensive outing from the Spartans. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the extended highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of DePaul Catholic and Delbarton this week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank! They’re the reason we were able to showcase this top-notch SFC rivalry game. Union 14 Westfield 3 Union (4-1) picked up their fourth straight win following a 14-3 victory over Big Central 5A Division rival Westfield (2-2). Rutgers commit Davison Igbinosun got in for a short seven yard touchdown to begin the second quarter, which led to another score shortly after from Tyler Malik-Ismail to help the Farmers lead 14-0. Henry Hipschman would kick a 31 yard field goal for Westfield to end the first half. With the score staying the same throughout, Union controlled possession for most of the fourth quarter before running the clock out. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. South Brunswick 45 Monroe 20 Khiri Summers had a dominant performance with three TD catches and two interceptions on defense to give the Vikings a second straight win to improve to 3-2. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monroe and South Brunswick is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Saturday 9.11 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with another full slate of Saturday games. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Week Two comes to a close with six more games of JSZ coverage around the state. Jay Cook has the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week between DePaul Catholic and St. Joe-Montvale (available […] 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 Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
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 6.15 JSZ Playoff Softball Highlights
It’s a big day in high school softball as spots in the Public state finals are on the line across the state. JSZ has you covered! Check back throughout the day as the highlights come in! Verona 9 Mahwah 8 (12 Innings) | Group 2 State Semifinal Verona punched its ticket to its first-ever state […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 6.12 JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
The group championships for girls lacrosse are here! After a long and arduous season, six state champions were crowned Saturday at Middletown South and Montgomery. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of each one. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Summit 13 | Group 2 Final Chase Boyle and Mia James […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 6.5 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’ve got two sectional semifinals as the lacrosse season reaches the final four after this weekend. Watch big wins for Hunterdon Central and Westfield with your JSZ All-Access pass! Hunterdon Central 13 Westfield 11 | North, Group 4 Semifinals | Boys (4) Hunterdon Central (13-4) defeated (1) Westfield (11-5) to advance to the North Jersey, […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 6.3 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The sectional quarterfinals are underway and we’ve got you covered from areas all over the state. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Westfield 19 Hillsborough 3 | North Group 4 | Boys (1) Westfield (11-4) defeated (9) Hillsborough (5-11) 19-3 to advance to the North, Jersey Group 4 Semifinals. The Blue […] 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.
Final Week of 2021 Spring Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the sixth week of the spring season. Our Week 6 baseball and softball polls, our final of the season, are now open. Get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.! 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Thursday 5.27 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We are coming down the home stretch of the regular season and JSZ has you covered with plenty of action from the diamond. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Wayne Hills 3 Passaic Tech 0 | Passaic County Tournament Final Wayne Hills will officially add the fourth Passaic County Tournament championship […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 5.22 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
We have highlights of both girls and boys Union County Championships including some of the top teams in the state! Summit 11 Westfield 9 | Union County Boys Final In a battle of two public state powers, Summit (10-0) captured a third straight Union County Title following an 11-9 victory over Westfield (8-4). The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter before going ahead 8-3 at halftime. Westfield would counter as Villanova commit Mack Prybylski and Fairfield bound Aidan McLane both finishing hat tricks would cut the deficit to 9-7 in the fourth. However, Summit tacking on a pair of scores from Holy Cross commit Michael Bonomo in the final minutes would secure the win. Bonomo and Penn commit Luke DiNola each had four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Clark: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Oak Knoll 11 Summit 5 | Union County Girls Final Familiar foes squared off on the campus of Arthur L. Johnson High School, the Royals improved upon their one-point victory from a month ago. An explosion of scoring came late in the first half from Devon Gogerty as she netted three goals and had an assist to put Oak Knoll out in front and the Royals never looked back. It was a team effort to capture the Union County Title as seven different girls scored at least one goal for Oak Knoll. Jane Freeman had two goals for the Hilltoppers in the loss. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Clark:
Brearley softball stuns top seed Westfield in Union County Tournament
Brearley 2 Westfield 1 Ninth seed Brearley (14-1) defeated top seed Westfield (16-1) 2-1 in the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals for a thrilling seventh inning comeback. The Blue Devils were able to get out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a big afternoon from senior Michaela Hobson. Hobson went seven innings on the mound, allowing […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 5.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
County tournament season is well underway and our cameras have coverage of three conference playoff games – two from Union County and one more from Bergen County. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Bergen Catholic 15 Ramapo 7 | Bergen County Tournament Quarterfinal Bergen Catholic (7-5) scored eight unanswered goals from the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 5.19 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We’ve got a walk-off in Westfield and a one-run battle from the CVC Tournament. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch the highlights from two great Wednesday games! Westfield 8 Scotch-Plains Fanwood 7 (10 innings) | Union County Tournament Quarterfinal The Westfield-SPF rivalry now has another instant classic added to its long history. Dylan Berger’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 5.17 JSZ Softball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of exciting Monday afternoon softball matchups for you, highlighting some top teams in North Jersey. Check out our 5.17 coverage below with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Mount St. Dominic 12 Verona 2 (6 Innings) Mount St. Dominic’s 20th game of the season ended in the ninth mercy-rule victory of the year. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 5.13 JSZ LAX Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another evening of exciting lacrosse coverage from around the Garden State. We bring you to the Shore Conference where a 100-plus conference game win streak is snapped followed by Union County’s top two teams each picking up big wins. Enjoy! Trinity Hall 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Peyton […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 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 Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! 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
Watch Wednesday 5.5 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Wednesday didn’t stop the lacrosse action in New Jersey. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a double overtime thriller between Pingry and Westfield plus we check out the unbeaten Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs, currently ranked #9 in the state. Watch highlights of both games with your JSZ All-Access pass Westfield 11 Pingry 10 (2OT) | Bristol […] 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.
NJ Devils honor top JSZ Goals + Save from HS Playoffs
The New Jersey Devils showcased the Top Goals and Save from the high school hockey playoffs during their win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. Watch five great goals captured by JSZ cameras! The New Jersey Devils continue to support New Jersey high school hockey during the pandemic. For the second time this season, the Devils showcased top goals by JSZ cameras during the season. The second edition featured the top goals of the high school playoffs along with the top save. The goals were shown during the Devils win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center: Check out the Top 5 Goals and the Top Save from this past high school ice hockey season courtesy of @JSZ_Sports! pic.twitter.com/12mCoucwR0— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 27, 2021 Watch all the goals and the great save with slo-mo replays: The JSZ Goal of the Year and Save of the Year based on fan voting earned one of the spots in the Top 5. The other goals were chosen by the Devils and JSZ. We look forward to next season when players will be able to return to the Rock and see their goal on the jumbotron and meet a Devils player before the game who watches the goals and breaks them down. Congratulations to Michael Volpi and AJ Schauder for winning this year’s post-season polls: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Here’s our first edition of NJ Devils Top Goals from the regular season:
Watch Tuesday 4.27 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Cranford 8 Westfield 2 In a battle of two undefeated Union County Conference teams, Cranford (4-0) defeated Westfield (5-1) 8-2. The 2020 Last Dance Tournament Winners and current top ranked team were able to get out to an early 4-0 lead off a two RBI double from Tony Silva in the bottom of the first. […] 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.
Volleyball or Bust: The 2021 Season
COVID-19 has affected high school athletics as we know it in New Jersey, but no sport was impacted more than Girls Volleyball. Originally played in the Fall, the season was pushed to March for just over a month of play to lead into the Spring sport season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez chronicles what went into making a year like no other on the court: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Williamstown coverage.
North Hunterdon Volleyball Takes North 2, Group 4 Championship
North Hunterdon 2 Westfield 0 | N2G4 Final North Hunterdon (16-2) captured the North 2, Group 4 Title with a dominating 2-0 win over Westfield (14-2). The Lions won both sets 25-12, 25-16 as Junior Tori Kuo had 6 kills and 4 digs while Kyra Hissner finished with four kills, six digs and three aces. […] 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 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
Westfield Volleyball Takes Union County Final
Westfield 2 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1 | Union County Final Westfield (12-1) won their first Union County Title since 2017 with an electric 2-1 comeback victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood (9-4). The top seeded Blue Devils trailed 25-22 after the first set following a spectacular performance from Adelina Berisha, who would finish with 19 kills. However, Westfield […] 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.
Westfield Volleyball Wins Six Straight!
Westfield 2 Union 1 Westfield (8-1) defeated Union (2-7) 2-1 to extend their win streak to six games. The Blue Devils fell behind 25-17 in the first set but took the second and third 25-11 and 25-13. Gianna Mangiamele finished with eight kills and 12 digs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Union: Thank […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Hockey Goal and Save of the Year!
The cups have been handed out, and now it’s time to vote on the top JSZ hockey moments of 2021! We have polls up for Goal of the Year (second half of the season) and Save of the Year (entire season). Vote as often as you’d like, before our polls close at 3pm on Sunday. Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out our Top Goals from the first half of the season below. The players were honored virtually by the New Jersey Devils! Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The Gordon Cup is underway while the public schools gear up for their Cup tournaments next week. JSZ has a pair of outstanding matchups on the ice! (3) Don Bosco Prep 4 (6) Delbarton 1 | Gordon Cup Quarterfinal Don Bosco was missing three of their top players Thursday night but didn’t miss a single […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 2.24 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It’s a busy night on the hardwood with more tremendous games all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the action! Camden Catholic 50 Lenape 46 | Boys Irish senior Lucas Dunn erupted for a game-high 26 points, as Camden Catholic edged the Indians in Olympic Conference action. Temple commit […] 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.
Westfield hockey notches Cranford for back to back wins
Westfield 3 Cranford 1 Westfield (6-1-1) picked up their second straight win following a 3-1 victory over Cranford (1-4). Spencer Brown, John McDonald and Greg Oliveri all found net for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfiel coverage. 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 1.19 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Westfield 8 West Essex 1 Westfield (2-0) defeated West Essex (2-2) 8-1 in a McInnus Division showdown. Matteo Macheno and Thomas Conrad would get the Blue Devils on the board early in the first and both would finish with two goals each. Greg Oliveri also added a pair of scores. Westfield has scored 12 goals […] 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 2021 Hockey Previews
Believe it or not, we’ve made it to the start of the high school hockey season in New Jersey. JSZ’s team of multimedia journalists are stopping by rinks all over as teams in the Garden State prepare for the start of the 2021 season on Jan. 15. Bookmark this page as we upload new previews daily leading up to the first puck drop next week! Christian Brothers Academy The defending Gordon Cup and state champions will not get a chance to defend their state crown at the Rock but paying for the school’s 10th Gordon Conference championship is plenty of incentive. With 2020 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year John Donohoe back in net, the Colts are expected to roll our four lines that are all capable of finding the net and a solid blueline anchored by captains Colin Grable and Lucas Salas. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis wraps up our hockey previews with a look at CBA: Don Bosco Prep Despite winning 20 games and making it to three tournament finals, Don Bosco has a chip on its shoulder coming into the new year. The Ironmen are bigger, faster and stronger in 2021, and don’t plan on falling short with as they’ll deploy a high-powered offense and a physical defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview: Rumson-Fair Haven Eric Zullo’s first season as RFH head coach saw the Bulldogs take a big step forward as a state ranked public school program thanks to a 16-3-3 record that featured a spot in the Public “C” quarterfinals and a Shore Conference Hanchden Cup championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to the Red Bank Armory to learn more about the 2021 Bulldogs: Bergen Catholic 2020 was a year that saw Bergen Catholic take a major step forward into becoming a state power. The Crusaders won their first Bergen County Tournament title, yet fell short in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public tournaments. Their sights are set on the state’s No. 1 ranking in 2021 behind an electric offense led by Aram Minnetian. JSZ’s Jay Cook features the Crusaders from Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine The Hermits are eager to get back on the ice after opening round exits in the Gordon Cup and the state playoffs last season. St. Augustine finished .500 a year ago, and will count on a handful of key seniors to help the team compete in 2021. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits from The Igloo in Mt. Laurel: Morris Knolls After winning two straight Public A state titles and with 10 seniors returning to the mix, Morris Knolls has all the makings of entering 2021 as potentially the state’s top public school team. Jason Kwestel, Andrew Ryan and Tim Kepler will all wear C’s on their sweaters this year. With no state tournament this season, Knolls is wholly focused on winning the 2021 Mennen Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by Aspen Ice in Randolph to preview the Golden Eagles: Westfield Finishing (15-8-2), Westfield fell short in the Union County Tournament final and was a game away from playing in Newark for a Public B championship in 2020. The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors but have a bevy of upperclassmen stepping into starting roles this year, which could be a determining factor in finishing during high-pressure situations. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the preview: Thank you to the office of Assemblymen Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Gloucester Catholic The Rams have reached the state semifinals the last three years in a row, and are looking to take the next step by capturing a Gordon Cup title this winter. Defenseman Jake Grace leads an experienced GC senior class, with the Rams hoping a talented group of sophomores will step into the spotlight this year. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Hollydell Ice Arena: Gloucester Catholic coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach The Warriors have won three straight Shore Conference Cups and will be challenged to go 4 for 4 with the departure of All-Zoners Matt Franzoni and Anthony Dowd but there’s still a lot of talent on the roster headlined by the Farinacci brothers (twins Michael and Chris along with James). Cousin John Farinacci fresh off a gold medal with Team USA at the World Juniors made an appearance at Warriors practice giving the team a big boost as they work towards the start of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall: Delbarton After securing only 10 wins and finishing the year at .500 last season, Delbarton is gladly turning the page to 2021. At least nine freshman and numerous other underclassmen saw significant ice time for the Green Wave in 2020 – but with a year of experience under their belts, head coach Bruce Shatel is expecting a turnaround season. Anchoring Delbarton this year will be talented senior goalie Brett Cleaves. JSZ’s Jay Cook makes the pit stop at Aspen Ice to preview Delbarton:
Watch Tuesday 10.20 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another great evening of soccer coverage as our cameras continue to capture the best highlights from the Garden State. Pinelands 2 Lacey 1 (2OT) | Boys Johnny Hart scored on a bending free kick with two minutes left in double overtime to lift the Wildcats over the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 10.10 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with plenty of thrilling action all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the highlights! St. Peter’s Prep 21 Don Bosco 7 The rematch of last year’s Non-Public Group 4 championship was defined by a dominant defense effort courtesy of the reigning champions. The St. Peter’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 10.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Before we turn to the gridiron over the weekend, the JSZ team has highlights from three in-conference matchups. Stay tuned for our coverage as it pours in! Rumson-Fair Haven 8 RBC 0 | Boys Luke Pentikis had three goals and an assist to lead a second straight dominating game by the Bulldogs. RFH had a […] 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.
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Watch Wednesday 3.4 JSZ State Semifinal Ice Hockey Highlights
Before we head to the Prudential Center on Monday, March 9 for state finals, JSZ has you covered with semifinal action from each ice hockey playoff bracket. Wednesday’s action includes all of Public A & B along with one of the two Non-Public games. Enjoy! CBA 2 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Non-Public Derek Contessa’s goal with :18 seconds left in the second period was all that John Donohoe needed to get CBA back to the state finals for the first time since 2016. Donohoe delivered 18 saves for his fifth shutout in the last seven games. Evan Brown added a power-play goal in the third period to give the Colts their 19th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Montclair 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (OT) | Public A Kellum Foster-Palmer scored 7:20 into overtime to send the Mounties to the state championship for the first time since 1998. Montclair got goals from Brett Janifer and Mark Rechan early in the first period to race out to a 2-0 lead. Hunterdon Central rallied in the third period with goals from Peyton Miller and Darin Michaels to draw even. Foster-Palmer’s game-winner came on the power play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a thriller in Morristown: Morris Knolls 8 Jackson Liberty 1 | Public A Defending Champions Morris Knolls (1) defeated Jackson Liberty (5) 8-1 to return to the Public A State Final. Jason Kwestel finished with three goals and an assist while Freshman goalie Elliot Marken had 27 saves for the Golden Eagles. They will take on Montclair in the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Randolph 5 Middletown South 0 | Public B Randolph, which has consistently been the best public school team in the state this entire season, punched its ticket to The Rock after a dominant shutout effort over Middletown South. Ben Yurchuk stole the show with a four point performance (2 G’s, 2 A’s) in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Ridge 5 Westfield 1 | Public B The reigning Public B state champions, Ridge, will get the opportunity to officially defend their state title Monday at the Prudential Center after rolling past Westfield in the semifinals. Ridge opened the game with three straight goals, two of those courtesy of Reese Judson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena:
Watch Tuesday 3.3 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
It’s a jam-packed night with opening round playoff action all across the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the exciting highlights! Hightstown 65 Monroe 57 | Boys | Central Group 4 Hightstown (5) advanced to the Central Group 4 Quarterfinals with a 65-47 victory over Monroe (12). The Rams were locked into a tight back and forth battle before jumping out to and maintaining an eight point lead in the fourth quarter. Daron Pierre finished with 13 points while Nicky Desmond had 20. Monroe’s Andrew Turco would end the night with 30 points. Hightstown will face South Brunswick (4) in the next round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Monroe coverage. Westfield 73 North Hunterdon 57 | Boys | North 2 Group 4 No. 4 seed Westfield employed marksmanship-level accuracy from beyond the arc Tuesday night as the Blue Devils nailed 11 three-pointers in a win over 13th-seeded North Hunterdon. Griffin Rooney pumped in a team-high 23 points while Colin Freer followed him up with 20 points. The Lions’ Wes Reinagel ended his high school career with a game-high 28 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils is brought to you all year long by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Cherry Hill East 47 Shawnee 29 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Cougars pulled away in the second half to advance to the sectional quarterfinals. Drew Greene led the way for East with 15 points, while Ryan Greene scored 13 points. John White scored a team-high nine points for the Renegades in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 60 AL Johnson 45 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 2 Geoff Schroeder had 26 points and Jack Carroll added 17 points, 8 rebounds and five blocked shots to give the Bulldogs a spot in the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals and a third showdown with Shore Conference champion Manasquan. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Clark: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Eastern 58 Rancocas Valley 54 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Vikings held off a second-half rally from the Red Devils to punch its ticket to the S.J. Group 4 quarterfinals. Zubair Lee shined with a team-high 17 points to lead a balanced Eastern attack. Javontae Jones poured in a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 82 Rancocas Valley 55 | Girls | South Jersey Group 4 A second half surge paced by 14 three pointers stretched the lead for the Lady Jags as they cruise by the Red Devils. Kristina Donza lead the Jags with 30 points as 21 came from beyond the arc. She also had 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Donza had help from all avenues as Ally Vella had a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, Rachel Capua had 20 points and 6 rebounds, Bianca Giordano had 11 assists and freshman Zoie Maffei had 13 points. Kayla Williams put up 21 points for Rancocas Valley in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you from Louro Chiropractic Center!
Watch Wednesday 2.26 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
The action continues to heat up before the start of the state playoffs, with semifinal games in the Union County Tournament, the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament and the Mercer County Tournament. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! The Patrick School 59 Linden 36 | Union County Tournament Semifinal The Patrick School, seeded as the top team in Union County, received points from 12 different players in Tuesdays semifinal win over fourth-seeded Linden. Jonathan Kuminga, Zarique Nutter, Adama Sanogo and Noah Farrakhan helped fuel the win. The Celtics are set to face off against rival Roselle Catholic in the finals on Saturday evening. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Roselle Catholic 52 Elizabeth 46 | Union County Tournament Semifinal Florida commit Niels Lane was seemingly always in the fast lane Tuesday night as his team-high 15 points helped Roselle Catholic reach the Union County Final for the third straight season. Corey Floyd, Jr. and Cliff Omoruyi each reached double-figured in the win. This sets up a major showdown against The Patrick School as Roselle Catholic will look to defend two consecutive county championship seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Trenton Catholic 85 Hightstown 63 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Trenton Catholic (4) defeated top seeded Hightstown (1) to advance to the program’s seventh straight Mercer County Title. The reigning MCT Champs were led by VCU commit Jamir Watkins who finished with 28 points. The Iron Mike’s will face Nottingham (3) in the Championship Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Hightstown coverage. Nottingham 61 Robbinsville 47 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Nottingham (3) advanced to the Mercer County Tournament final with an upset victory over Robbinsville (2). The Northstars were locked into a close battle with Robbinsville early on, as the game was tied at nine after the first quarter. Kishawn Douragh would be a spark plug for Nottingham in the second half, ending the night with 18 points. The Northstars will face fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage. St. Augustine 65 Mainland 41 |Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Hermits trailed by eight after the first quarter, but dominated the second and third quarters to punch a ticket to the Cape-Atlantic League title game. Matt Delaney led the Prep with 19 points. Elmarko Jackson added 16 points in the victory. Jaquan Mace scored 12 points for the Mustangs in the loss. St. Augustine will face Wildwood Catholic in the CAL Tournament final on Saturday at Stockton University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Galloway: Wildwood Catholic 61 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 47 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Crusaders take the rubber match with the Wildcats and set a date with St. Augustine in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament final. It was a back-and-forth contest for three quarters, but Wildwood Catholic exploded in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Taj Thweatt put together a monster night, scoring 25 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Galloway:
Westfield’s Caroline Dwyer Wins North Game Ball!
It seems on any given night, any player in Westfield’s lineup can get the call and go on to lead the team in scoring. On Feb. 18, senior Caroline Dwyer stepped up with a game-high 23 points and led the Blue Devils to a win in the Union County Tournament over Dayton. Dwyer was nominated for the JSZ North Jersey game ball and brought home the honor after 3,198 votes (63.6 percent). JSZ’s Jay Cook caught up with the Blue Devils for the presentation: Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
St. John Vianney 70 St. Rose 63 | Girls | Shore Conference Semifinal The Lancers stay red-hot as they top the Purple Roses to reach its fifth-straight Shore Conference Tournament Final. Madison St. Rose turned in another star-making performance, scoring a game-high 36 points in the win. Florida-commit Brynn Farrell scored a team-high 32 points in the loss. St. John Vianney will play Manchester Township in the Shore Conference Tournament Final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: Coverage of St. John Vianney is brought to you by Reach Your Potential Training. Manchester 63 Red Bank Catholic 43| Girls | Shore Conference Semifinals Though defending champions, the Manchester Hawks came into the Shore Conference Tournament as the #2 seed. A dominant win over RBC was a full team effort lead by the double-double from junior forward Destiny Adams. Adams finished with 22 points and 19 rebounds. The Hawks will once again take on St. John Vianney in the final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Tom’s River: Coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness Gloucester Catholic 63 Deptford 41 | Boys The Rams spoiled the Spartans’ senior night, cruising to a Tri-County Conference victory. Ryan Roney and Cade Regan each scored 13 points for GC, which will open the Non-Public B South playoffs against Holy Cross next week. Kevin Eli scored a game-high 17 points for Deptford in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. Westfield 40 Oak Knoll 36 | Girls | Union County Semifinals Top-seeded Westfield continues to roll through Union County. The Blue Devils won their 15th straight game and haven’t lost in a month yet certainly had their hands full against a tough Oak Knoll tea. Caroline Dwyer led the Blue Devils with 13 points while Princeton commit Paige Morton also dropped 13 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rahway: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 8 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 8’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll 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. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Watchung Hills’ Heather Laffan and Bound Brook’s Cam’Rom Summers each brought home JSZ North Jersey game balls last week. Watch their presentations!
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 7 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 7’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll 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. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll
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:
Puskar’s hat trick and between the legs goal leads Summit to Union County Championship
Jake Puskar provides all the offense for Summit at Warinanco Skating Center. Puskar’s hat trick was capped off with one of the most amazing goals you’ll ever see. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the Hilltoppers 3-1 win over Westfield NOW Summit 3 Westfield 1 | Union County Championship Jake Puskar scored a goal in all three periods capped off by a dazzling between the legs goal to give the Hilltoppers a second straight Union County title. Puskar scored in the opening minute of the second period off a feed from Greg Spitznagel to give Summit a 2-0 lead. Dan McDonald got Westfield on the board with a power-play goal a couple of minutes later to make it 2-1. Hilltoppers goalie Nikita Pryymak would not surrender any more goals thanks to his 20 saves. Puskar’s insurance goal is a must-see. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Watch Monday 1.13 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got another week of hockey! JSZ brings you plenty of puck coverage from rinks in Essex, Mercer and Monmouth counties. Stay tuned with us throughout the night for the highlights! Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Jackson Liberty 0 Ryan Croddick scored a pair of goals as RFH knocks off a 9-win Lions squad on Monday night. RFH scored three goals in the span of 3:45 in the second period to notch the win. The Bulldogs outshot the Lions 30-9. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Hopewell Valley 5 St. Rose 5 St. Rose (6-0-4) had their undefeated season put to the test in Monday’s matchup with 7-4 Hopewell Valley. Following two early goals from Sean Grant, Hopewell battled back to cut the lead to 3-2 in the second period. However, as both teams traded four goals in the final two minutes St. Rose led 5-4 going into the third. With 1:31 left in regulation Roman Vitolo picking up his second score tied the game late and unfortunately there was not enough time for a thrilling conclusion. Michael Boyer also finished with two goals for Hopewell Valley. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage. Westfield 2 Livingston 2 A McInnis Division showdown in the NJIIHL ended in a tie. Both Westfield and Livingston traded in the final 17 minutes of this game as the contest ends in a draw. Dylan Foley and Michael Mumm scored for the Lancers as the Blue Devils got goals from Spencer Brown and Matteo Mancheno. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange: JSZ’s coverage of Westfield athletics all year long is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch Sunday 12.29 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Holiday hoops week continues with action all around the state. Check back throughout the day for all of the highlights! Rahway 43 Westfield 42 | Kowal Tournament Final Amari Thompson knocked down a three-pointer late in the game to help the host school Indians rally from seven points down in the final three minutes to win the Butch Kowal Tournament. Thompson’s triple gave Rahway a 41-40 lead. After Westfield took the lead in the final minute, Ernest Carter sank two free throws and Rahway came up with a stop to earn the tournament title. Jordan Bell led the Indians with 12 points. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Delran 50 Collingswood 40 | Collingswood Holiday Tournament Final Tommy Murphy scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Bears to the Collingswood Holiday Tournament title. Glen Morrison added 12 points, while Ahmed Johnson scored 10 in the victory. Mekhi Bassett led the Panthers with 16 points in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Collingswood: Trenton Catholic 64 Franklin 42 – Girls Basketball In one of the year’s must-see girls basketball games, Trenton Catholic defeated reigning back-to-back Tournament of Champions winner Franklin 64-42. The Lady Mikes, led by University of Central Florida commit Maniya Custis and West Virginia University bound Giana Hernandez-Boulden, ended the first quarter with a 15-13 lead before going up by as many as 20. Custis had 10 points while Hernandez-Boulden finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage.
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Watch Monday 12.10 JSZ Hockey Highlights
It’s Monday night ice on Jersey Sports Zone as we bring you a pair of games. Don Bosco Prep continues to look sharp early in the season plus we pay a visit to the Red Bank Armory where Rumson-Fair Haven scored its second straight win in dominant fashion. Don Bosco 3 Delbarton 1 Hockey fans were treated to a possible playoff matchup in Wanye on Monday night. Don Bosco handed Delbarton their second loss of the season to improve to 3-0. Junior Connor Sedlak’s pass to Brendan Flaterhy late in the first period gave the Ironmen a 1-0 lead, Sedlak added scores in the second and third period. Delbarton goalie Brett Cleaves finished with 20 saves while Bosco’s Ethan Marich had 23. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Westfield 1 Sam Catalano scored two goals and the Bulldogs used a balanced attack to roll to a 2-0 start. RFH raced out to a 3-0 lead and pulled away early in the third period with three more goals. Rumson has outscored its first two opponents 16-1. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Vote now for JSZ’s 2019 Football Plays of the Year!
As we get ready for the Regional Championships and the end of the high school football season, JSZ has gone deep in its archives to pick out the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2019 football season. We’ve got seven categories for you to vote on. The polls are open NOW through Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. The winner of each category will get an invite to Jersey Sports Zone’s third annual football banquet on December 11 in Woodbridge. Thank you again to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible plays to choose from. Watch all the videos below and cast your vote now! TD Run of the Year Take Our Poll TD Pass Play of the Year Take Our Poll Defensive TD of the Year Take Our Poll Special Teams TD of the Year Take Our Poll Sack of the Year Take Our Poll Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll Viewers Choice Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ’s Top Play Belt winners from the regular season are not in the Plays of the Year. Those winners will be invited to the banquet and be honored along with our Plays of the Year winners. JSZ 2019 Top Play Belt Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, Pingry Week 1: Thomas Amankwaa, Hillsborough Week 2: David Hicks, Red Bank Regional Week 3: Nate Summerville, Shawnee Week 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan Catholic Week 5: Nasir Abney, Holy Cross Week 6: Mike Cassanata, Wayne Hills Week 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Week 8: Jake Cook, Mainland Week 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial
Vote now for a playoff edition of JSZ Top Plays!
The New Jersey high school football playoffs are here and Jersey Sports Zone got some big moments from the opening round. We have the Top Plays captured by our cameras (with some help of a viral video courtesy of Monroe High!). Watch the best of the best from Week 9 and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will win the JSZ Top Play Belt. Thanks to the athletes we cover for another batch of outstanding highlights! Take Our Poll Thanks to QuickChek for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs. Don’t forget to head to QuickChek and use our Buy One Get One Free Ciabatta! Last Week’s Top Play Winner Thanks to everyone at Mainland who voted for Jake Cook to win the Top Play Belt along with his teammates Sean Bradley who earned a JSZ Game Ball:
Watch Saturday 11.9 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
The opening round of the state playoffs concludes with Saturday action all around the state. JSZ has two fourth-quarter rallies, an upset by Notre Dame and a revenge win for Ocean City. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action Westfield 27 Bridgewater-Raritan 23 | North 1 Group 5 The Blue Devils rallied from a 23-0 deficit late in the third quarter to put together 27 unanswered points and one of the great comebacks in NJ high school football playoff history. Hank Shapiro threw for 317 yards and 3 TD passes including the 29-yard TD pass to Griffin Rooney on the game-winner. Rooney and John Czarnecki both topped 100 yards receiving in the win. Westfield will take on top seed Ridgewood in the sectional semifinal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the most exciting games of 2019: Jersey Sports Zone brought you this incredible game thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Bridgewater-Raritan) and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield). Notre Dame 34 Delbarton 31 | Non-Public Group 4 Notre Dame (9) captured its first playoff win since 2004 with a 34-31 victory over Delbarton (8). The Irish got a lift from running back Cortaz Williams who finished with 210 rushing yards, four touchdowns and an interception. ND advances to face St. Peter’s Prep (1) in the quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Special thanks to Tip of the Spear Football for sponsoring our Delbarton coverage. Irvington 22 Cranford 21 | North 1 Group 4 The Blue Knights rally for 14 fourth-quarter points capped off by a Taiyon Battle touchdown run with 2:16 left in the game to rally into the sectional semifinal. Connor Katz threw three first-half touchdown passes to give the Cougars a 21-8 halftime lead but Irvington got a 50-yard TD from AJ Henderson and Battle’s game-winner to earn a date with top seed Northern Highland in round two. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the comeback from Irvington: Thanks to Quick Chek for supporting JSZ’s high school football playoff coverage Ocean City 21 Mainland 14 | South Group 4 Just eight days after losing to the Mustangs 21-6, the Red Raiders exacted revenge against their rivals. Joe Repetti threw two touchdown passes to Jake Schneider and ran for a score to lead the way for Ocean City. Zack Graziotto threw two touchdown passes for Mainland in the loss. The Mustangs had the ball inside the Red Raiders ten yard line with under a minute left, but Chris Armstrong recovered a fumble to seal the win for OC. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Ocean City earned its first playoff win since 2001: Paramus Catholic 42 St. Joseph (Met.) 7 | Non-Public Group 4 Paramus Catholic might be the No. 10 seed in the Non-Public Group 4 bracket, but the Paladins sure didn’t play like it. Michael Hudson was thrust into the starting quarterback role Saturday and led the way with a four-touchdown performance in a blowout win against No. 7 seed St. Joseph. The Paladins will face No. 2 St. Joe’s (Mont.) next Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Metuchen: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek. Hillside 36 Cinnaminson 2 | South Group 2 Hillside has a habit of jumping up five scores on their opponent before halftime — it was the opposite on Saturday as the Comets exploded for 36 points in the second half to blowout Cinnaminson in the opening round of the state playoffs. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hillside: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is provided by NJM Insurance. Delran 29 Manasquan 14 | South Group 2 University of Michigan commit R.J. Moten’s 51-yard touchdown late in the first quarter was the spark fifth-seeded Delran used fly right past No. 4 seed Manasquan in the opening round of the state playoffs. Dustin Desher, Eren Ibas, Jake Bauman and Kenny Fletcher all contributed to a Bears attack that outgained Manasquan 334-157. Delran advances and will face top-seeded West Deptford next Friday. JSZ has the highlights from Manasquan: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek. Paulsboro 20 Glassboro 14 | South Group 1 The Red Raiders jumped out to an early 12-0 lead over the Bulldogs, but needed a stout defensive effort in the second half to preserve the win. Bhayshul Tuten scored twice for the Red Raiders to highlight a productive day on the ground. Paulsboro advances to the Group 1 South semifinals and will host 3-seed Gateway next Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paulsboro: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek.
An incredible array of big moments vie for JSZ Week 8 Top Play Belt
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 8 Top Plays features last-second heroics and great individual efforts from all around the Garden State. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s JSZ Top Play Belt Congratulations to the amazing Jada Byers of St. Joe-Hammonton for winning last week’s vote
Watch Saturday 11.2 JSZ Football Highlights
That’s a wrap on the regular season! Week 8 finishes up with some terrific games, as teams jockey for playoff positioning. We’ve got nine outstanding games including two major upsets in North Jersey, a last second thriller at Montclair plus two South Jersey thrillers. Watch our Teaser then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Joe’s (Mont.) 24 St. Peter’s Prep 6 An uncharacteristic two-game losing skid for St. Joe’s quickly came to a halt underneath the lights Saturday night in Jersey City. The Green Knights silenced their doubters and got back to their brand of football to beat the state’s No. 1 ranked team in nearly flawless fashion. Star junior tailback Audric Estime found pay dirt twice while the St. Joe’s defense limited St. Peter’s Prep to only 171 yards of offense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. DePaul 31 Bergen Catholic 28 There have been upsets all season long in the Super Football Conference, so why not close out the 2019 regular season with one of the most significant. After hovering around a .500 record for most of the season, DePaul delivered their best game of the year to defeat a Top-Three program in Bergen Catholic. DePaul QB Andrew Butler accounted for three total touchdowns in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics: Montclair 24 Irvington 21 Shawn Collins made a 16-yard TD catch over the middle with :04 left to give Montclair a dramatic three-point win. The Rutgers commit had two TD catches and a pair of quarterback sacks. Mike Robinson had three TD passes in the win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from one of the great finishes from 2019: North Brunswick 38 Westfield 21 North Brunswick capped off the regular season with an impressive 38-21 victory over Westfield. The Raiders were able to outscore Lehigh University commit Hank Shapiro thanks to a great day of rushing from running back Myles Bailey, who would finish with 140 yards and a touchdown. North Brunswick enters the playoffs on a seven-game win streak and should be a number one seed in Group 5. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Penns Grove 27 Salem 21 The Red Devils held off a furious Rams comeback attempt to stay undefeated on the season at (9-0). Makhi Scott made a game-saving tackle near the goal line as time expired. Nasir Robinson led the way offensively for Penns Grove, scoring three touchdowns. Kaciir Street scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as Salem rallied from a 27-6 deficit but came up just short. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Carneys Point: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 22 Holy Spirit 19 The rematch of last year’s Non-Public Group 2 Final exceeded expectations as the Wildcats (8-1) engineered a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Spartans (4-4). Trailing 19-7, Jayden Shertel threw TD passes to Cohl Mercado and Amhad Ross on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter to give St. Joe a late 22-19 lead. Chase Lomax forced a fumble near the goal line with 40 seconds left to seal the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Bill Bendig Memorial Football Field: Peddie 41 Blair Academy 7 Matt Sluka had 22 carries for 260 yards and three TD’s on the ground and added one more via the air. The Falcons completed a perfect (8-0) season for the first time since 1988 and captured the MAPL title. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Peddie all year long Mater Dei Prep 17 Manalapan 0 Clarence Lewis and Naran Buntin had long TD’s in the second half and the Mater Dei Prep defense was dominant to close out the regular season. Leading 3-0 at the half, the Seraphs Alex Brown threw a 67 yard bomb to Lewis to make it a 10-0 game at the end of three. Buntin closed out the scoring with a 60-yard run on a jet sweep. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Red Bank Regional 42 Monmouth Regional 13 Makai Mickens returned from a knee injury to score two touchdowns and Jack Chamberlain had two TD runs and two TD passes to give RBR its 5th win of the season. Mickens was feared to miss his entire senior season when he suffered an injury in June but his rehab allowed him to get back on the field for the Bucs regular-season finale. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional
Catch Them If You Can: Week Seven’s Top Plays from JSZ
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 7 Top Plays features plenty of star power. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner Congratulations to Wayne Hills’ Mike Casasanta for winning the Week 6 Top Play Belt and thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch Friday 10.25 JSZ Football Highlights
The penultimate week of the regular season features some great match-ups all over the state. We’ve got nine games of action from every part of New Jersey. Watch our teaser to get a taste of our coverage and then scroll down to watch all of our extended highlights and interviews! Westfield 20 Phillipsburg 14 (OT) Phillipsburg (7-0) had been steamrolling opponents in 2019 but met their match and more Friday night as Westfield (4-2) and its dynamic passing attack handed the Stateliners their first loss of 2019. Griffin Rooney hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Hank Shapiro to seal the win in this classic Mid-State 38 battle. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the thrilling highlights and post-game reaction from Phillipsburg: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this heart-pounding game thanks to two loyal sponsors. Here’s to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield) and the Garnet Booster Club (Phillipsburg) for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage tonight! Red Bank Catholic 27 Donovan Catholic 16 Anthony Borriello threw a 39-yard TD pass to Kevin Bauman and added a 30-yard TD run early in the 4th quarter as the Caseys score 20 straight points in the second half to hand the Griffins their first loss of the season. Elijah Jules had a pair of TD runs for Red Bank Catholic who improve to 4-3 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of Week 7’s marquee matchups: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. JSI is the reason we can bring you Caseys highlights in all sports all year long! Union 51 Bridgewater-Raritan 35 Many wondered how two of the best programs in the Mid-State 38 would matchup in a late season meeting, but no one could have predicted the offensive performance that would take place in Bridgewater. A first half that saw no punts had Union leading the Panthers 31-28. In the third quarter the Farmers would get a stop that eventually led to 14 unanswered points and proved to be a deciding factor entering the fourth quarter. Union quarterback Andrew Sanborn finished with 265 passing yards and four touchdowns while Bridgewater-Raritan quarterback Alex Fromberg had 274 yards and four touchdowns as well. Union stays undefeated at 8-0 while the Panthers drop to 4-4. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage. Williamstown 17 Shawnee 0 The Braves recorded their fifth shutout of the season with a win on the road against the Renegades. Dougie Brown ran for a touchdown to give Williamstown a 7-0 halftime lead, before Brendan Amico kicked a field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 in the third quarter. The Braves stopped Shawnee on a late fourth quarter drive, and then Chris Forman scored a touchdown to serve as an exclamation point. Williamstown stays undefeated at (8-0). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen Catholic 50 Paramus Catholic 12 Bergen Catholic continues to roll. The Crusaders notched their most lopsided victory of 2019 Friday night on the heels of great defense and a suffocating rushing attack. Ryan Butler and Amar Gist each tallied a pair of touchdowns while AJ Longo, Tywone Malone and Javon Cruz anchored a relentless defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Paramus: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthpaedics. Pleasantville 21 Buena 14 The Greyhounds (6-1) clinch a share of its first division/conference title in 42 years with come-from-behind win over the Chiefs (6-2). Down 14-7 at halftime, Pleasantville rallied in the third quarter to take the lead. Freshman quarterback Marlon Leslie connected with senior wideout Keon Henry on a 35-yard strike to spark the comeback. After a turnover on downs, Ernest Howard powered into the endzone his second touchdown of the night to give the Greyhounds the lead. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Buena: Ridgewood 27 Kennedy 0 After suffering a surprise 13-0 shutout to Clifton last week, Ridgewood rebounded in a big way with a shutout of their own over Kennedy. The Jack Wittmaack-led defense kept the Knights out of the redzone in the second half while captain Gabe Santiago finished the night off with a 16-yard TD run. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ridgewood: Holmdel 17 Raritan 14 Evan Jennings had a 10-yard TD run and a 70-yard scoop and score and the Holmdel defense produced three critical turnovers on forced fumbles to get a big home win and snap a two-game skid. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is made possible by the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell Mater Dei Prep 37 Middletown North 0 Alex Brown threw two TD passes and Naran Buntin had a TD run and TD catch to help Mater Dei Prep break a three-game losing streak. The Seraphs improve to 5-3 on the season while Middletown North is now 4-4. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights during the celebration of the 100th year of football in Middletown:
Insane Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 5 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 5 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 10.7 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has plenty of soccer coverage to help kick off the new week. Conference Tournaments are underway and JSZ has a thriller in the Shore Conference Tournament along with big wins for Monroe and Delran and the Cranford girls getting a win against a state ranked foe Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Middletown North 1 (2OT) – Boys Alec Pentikis scored the golden goal off a long left foot feed from Sean Allingham in the 99th minute to give RFH a win in the opening round of the Shore Conference Tournament. Luke Pentikis scored on a free kick to give the Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead before Pete Angelucci tied the game late in the first half for the Lions. Alec Pentikis had a number of scoring opportunities including a header off the crossbar and a shot off the far post in overtime before converting to avoid PK’s. RFH will face Freehold Township in round two. JSZ’S Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Monroe 5 South Brunswick 1 – Boys With first place in the Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division up for grabs Monday’s matchup between 12-2 Monroe and 8-5 South Brunswick was much more than a friendly rivalry game. Monroe would draw first blood on an early goal from Adrian Dilascio in the opening ten minutes of play. In the second half Christian Bernal, Jonah Dias and Rob Hunter would find net to help the Falcons win back to back games. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Monroe and South Brunswick coverage! Delran 2 Moorestown 0 – Boys The Bears snapped out of a rare two-game losing streak with a shutout win over the BCSL Liberty Division rival Quakers. Nick Eastburn scored a goal in the first half, with Ryan Burrell sealing the victory for Delran with a goal late in the second half. Ryan Howlett played most of the game in net to earn the clean sheet. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Moorestown is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Cranford 1 Westfield 0 – Girls Maggie Murray’s free kick score in the 74th minute served as the game-winning in a battle between two of Union County’s top programs. Cranford goalkeeper Amanda Vath had 11 saves in the win, while Westfield’s Erin Harris had 15 stops. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: JSZ’s coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch Saturday 9.21 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two finishes with fantastic Saturday action across the Garden State. We’ve got eight great games including an incredible Power 6 opener between Saint Peter’s Prep and Bergen Catholic. Watch our teaser to get a taste of our coverage and then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Peter’s Prep 33 Bergen Catholic 30 You can guarantee there will be fireworks every time St. Peter’s Prep and Bergen Catholic meet on the gridiron. Trailing 30-27 with 1:55 left in regulation, junior QB Tahj Bullock drove his Marauders 86 yards and fired the game-winning, 26-yard touchdown pass to Jelani Mason to take the lead. This was a truly back-and-forth contest between two teams that will vie for the Non-Public Group 4 state title this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from Oradell: JSZ’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Joe’s (Montvale) 55 DePaul 14 It’s never a dull moment when Big North Conference rivals St. Joseph (Montvale) and DePaul Catholic get together. Saturday’s meeting between the two was action-packed right out of the gate as the Green Knights would take a commanding 21-7 lead at halftime following two early touchdowns from junior running back Audric Estime. Estime would finish the day with 171 rushing yards and three scores while Purdue commit Michael Alaimo had 157 passing yards and a touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rothman Orthopaedics for sponsoring our St. Joe’s (Montvale) coverage! Woodrow Wilson 48 Delbarton 38 The Tigers (2-0) outlasted the Green Wave (1-2) in an early candidate for game of the year in New Jersey. Quarterback Devin Kargman had an impressive day through the air, racking up 448 yards and four touchdowns. He would also run for a touchdown in the game. Texas A&M commit Fadil Diggs hauled in 13 receptions for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Camden: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delbarton is brought to you by Tip Of The Spear Football. St. Augustine 28 St. Joe (Hamm.) 12 The Hermits stunned the Wildcats with a relentless ground attack. Franklin Simms rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Nasir Hill rushed for two scores, with Austin Leyman finding the endzone as well. Jada Byers scored a pair of touchdowns for St. Joseph in the loss. It’s St. Augustine’s first win of the season, and its first win on the road against St. Joe since 2008. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Union 10 Westfield 7 The Farmers rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit with an Andrew Sanborn TD pass to Aaron Myrick in the 3rd quarter and a Ricardo Casas 27-yard field goal in the 4th to reach 3-0 on the season. Diante Wilson had back to back runs of 25 and 22 yards to set the stage for Casas and his game-winning boot with three minutes to go. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Mater Dei Prep 55 Freehold Boro 0 Sophomore quarterback Alex Brown threw three TD passes in the first half and Mater Dei Prep rolled up 41 first-half points on the way to a third straight dominating victory. Isaiah Noguera had a 43 yard TD catch and Kyree Drake delivered a dazzling 52-yard score. Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Ocean Township 41 Monmouth Regional 7 Trebor Pena ran for 163 yards and 3 TD’s in the first half as the Spartans raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 2-0 mark in 2019. JSZ has the Shore Conference highlights from Tinton Falls: Hopewell Valley 12 Steinert 7 Henry Lewis ran for 142 yards and both Hopewell Valley scores to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-0 start to the season. JSZ has the highlights from Mercer County:
Watch Thursday 9.12 Soccer Highlights
JSZ brings you boys soccer coverage from Union and Mercer counties as Week Two of the season winds down. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1 Westfield 0 Sophomore Nkem Okorie sent in a perfect service to fellow sophomore Ethan Koseoglu in the 67th minute for the lone goal in a wild game at Gary Kehler Stadium. Three goals (two from Westfield, one from Scotch Plains-Fanwood) were waved off from offsides calls. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from this Top 10 game in Westfield: Princeton 3 Robbinsville 1 Princeton and Robbinsville duked it out in the elements for one of the top Colonial Valley Conference games of the week. Following a 1-1 tie at halftime the Tigers struck twice on goals from Nicolas Petruso and Ian Pompliano to pick up their second straight win while the Ravens drop two in a row. Princeton is now 3-1, Robbinsville is 3-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Robbinsville coverage!
Westfield Eyes Rebound Season with Strong Senior Class
Westfield has become synonymous with winning football underneath head coach Jim DeSarno, but the Blue Devils hit a speed bump in 2018. Their vaunted 37-game win streak was snapped in Week 1 and they did not complete a four-peat state title run. Things look different this time around for 2019. DeSarno has his players hungry after a 4-7 season last year as the Blue Devils look to rebound from the first losing season since 2012. QB Hank Shapiro (Lehigh), OL Declan McCauley (Holy Cross), RB Tim Alliegro and DL Colin Freer will be the leaders on this year’s team. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Blue Devils from Westfield: Westfield 2019 Schedule Saturday, Sept. 14 — vs. Linden Saturday, Sept. 21 — vs. Union Saturday, Sept. 28 — vs. Watchung Hills Friday, Oct. 4 — at Elizabeth Friday, Oct. 11 — at Edison Friday, Oct. 18 — at Bridgewater-Raritan Friday, Oct. 25 — at Phillipsburg Saturday, Nov. 2 — vs. North Brunswick Thursday, Nov. 28 — vs. Plainfield
Westfield QB commits to Lehigh
Blue Devils signal caller Hank Shapiro is on his way to the FCS ranks after giving a verbal commitment to play Division I football at Lehigh. Shapiro has been guiding the Westfield offense for the last two years throwing for 2,659 yards and 28 TD passes highlighted by a sectional championship in 2017. Shapiro made his announcement via social media: Beyond excited to announce my commitment to Lehigh University! Thank you to everyone who has supported me! ⛰🦅 #Bird20Prey #AirLehigh pic.twitter.com/bClxb4luRP— Hank Shapiro (@HankShapiro) June 18, 2019 Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest Mountain Hawk commit: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield all year long
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll