60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Monarchs on Ice: Trinity Hall’s New Girls Hockey Team Nets 8 in Thrilling Debut
Welcome to the New Jersey hockey community, Trinity Hall. The Tinton Falls all-girls high school is now the 14th team in the Garden State to offer varsity girls hockey. Rigorous early morning practice schedules before school have certainly paid off as the Monarchs opened their inaugural season with an explosive 8-2 over Westfield in its first ever game. The team is made up of seven freshman and two juniors, and an all-freshman top line of Adriana Crepaldi, Elisabeth Clements and Molly Riggi combined for 13 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives has the story about the young women set to lead this program for the years to come: Sponsor Shoutouts! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with great sponsors who care about the athletes in their community. Because of Trinity Hall and State Assemblyman John Branmnick, JSZ was able to tell this story about the Monarchs and Blue Devils.
Livingston picks up first win on the ice
Livingston 3 Westfield 2 Jacob Fuhrman scored a pair of goals and Matt McLaughlin had a goal and an assist as the Lancers picked up their first win of the season. Westfield rallied from 3-1 down to get within a goal on a Will Gamba shot from the point and it appeared they drew even in the final 90 seconds, but Dylan Howard’s goal off his leg was ruled no goal. Watch the dramatic ending and all the highlights from Codey Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 11.5 JSZ State Playoff Highlights
A rainy Monday in New Jersey does not slow down the JSZ team bring your four boys soccer sectional semifinal matchups. We’ve got highlights from Shore Conference champion Ocean Township, a cinderella battle between Shore and Carteret, plus wins for Elizabeth and Hunterdon Central. Shore 3 Carteret 2 – Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinals It has been one crazy ride for 14th seed Shore Regional in the Central Group 2 playoffs thus far. In their semifinal matchup with 10th seed Carteret the Blue Devils trailed twice to come up with a late game tying goal thanks to Conor Creighton. Then in overtime it was Brandon DeNavaes who came in clutch with the golden goal to send them to the sectional championship. Shore will face top seeded Holmdel on 11/8. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Campozino Restaurant for sponsoring our Carteret coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Rambler athletics all year round! Hunterdon Central 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 1 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals Will Drinane’s header off a feed from Thomas Schmitt with 15:21 to go broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Red Devils a spot in the sectional finals where they will face East Brunswick. Both teams exchanged goals in the first six minutes and stayed even until the second half goal. JSZ has the highlights from Hunterdon Central High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of West Windsor-Plainsboro North all season long Ocean Township 2 Wall 0 – Central Jersey Group 3 Semifinals James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored in the first ten minutes of the second half as the Spartans avenged a 2-0 loss to the Crimson Knights to return to the Central Jersey Group 3 finals for a second straight year. Ocean will host Colts Neck on Thursday. JSZ has the highlights of the All-Shore Conference battle in the sectional semifinals: Elizabeth 2 Westfield 1 – North 2 Group 4 Semifinals A Josser Amaya goal from a set piece in the 59th minute was the deciding factor as Elizabeth captured a 2-1 win at home against Westfield. Stephen Valencia was rock solid in net and Mathew Giraldo scored his sixth goal of the year in the win. The Minutemen will now face off against Scotch Plains-Fanwood for the title on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield High School athletics this year is proudly brought to you by New Jersey State Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.20
Can you believe it? There’s only one more week left of regular season football in New Jersey. But before that arrives next week, Jersey Sports Zone has another full plate of football games from around the state this Saturday. Watch our teaser below then scroll down to watch all 8 games of action. Remember to visit Jersey Sports Zone tomorrow to vote for top plays and game balls. Rancocas Valley 19 Lenape 16 Bryce Mangene threw three touchdown passes including a pair of second-half scores to Cerrome Hill and a Hail Mary to Jahmier Washington to end the first half as RV avenged a loss to their rival in the South Jersey Group 5 finals. JSZ has the highlights from a Saturday thriller with post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Bergen Catholic 42 Paramus Catholic 0 Junior signal-caller Andrew Boel was automatic Saturday, completing 13 of 17 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bergen Catholic to a blowout win in Oradell. Tyler Devera, Garrett Cody and Pierson Tobia all caught touchdowns while Anthony Corbin and Rahmir Johnson scored on the ground. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from the win: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness, Jersey Sports Zone is able to capture highlights like these against a North Jersey rival. Notre Dame 35 Nottingham 14 A hyped Mercer County meeting between two 5-1 teams was the headline in Hamilton Saturday afternoon. The first half of Notre Dame and Nottingham was a close, hard-hitting matchup that saw the Irish go ahead 14-7 at halftime. In the third quarter running back brothers Cortaz and Coleon Williams were able to move the chains with a physical run approach. Rickey “Pop” Spruill was the stand out performance with 5 catches, 85 receiving yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and an interception on defense. Junior Cortaz Williams also records his 3,000 career rushing yard. Notre Dame will close out the season against Trenton next week for the top spot in the WJFL Capitol division. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Notre Dame coverage! Trenton 7 Steinert 0 James Hubbard’s 39 yard punt return late in the second quarter was the only score of the game as Trenton leaned on its defense to get to 4-3 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights from the state capital: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Trenton and Steinert Elizabeth 12 Westfield 0 The Minutemen shutout the Blue Devils 12-0. Javon Wactor had 30 carries for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns, while the Minutemen defense recorded 5 sacks. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thank you Jon for your continued support of Westfield athletics! Irvington 24 Barringer 6 The Blue Knights racked up 246 yards on the ground with Zakee Swann leading the way with 132 yards on just 12 carries. Irvington secures the Freedom White Division crown for a second straight year. JSZ has highlights from Irvington’s Homecoming: Vineland 31 Washington Township 7 Junior quarterback Ryan Shelton was a dual-threat menace for the Minutemen defense as he accounted for 260 total yards and three touchdowns in a big win for the Fighting Clan. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Penns Grove 42 Glassboro 6 The Red Devils continued their infectious winning ways as they won their eighth game of the season, making the argument as one of the top teams in South Jersey. Nasir Robinson ran for three touchdowns and 184 yards while Tyreke Brown completed a trick play TD pass to Torvon Ransome in the win. Here are the highlights from JSZ’s Mike Frankel:
Watch JSZ Friday Football Highlights from 10.12
Week Six of high school football gives us another full plate of highlights courtesy of Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll got highlights of 11 games including a Top 20 showdown between Ramapo and Wayne Hills, St. Joe-Montvale has a road test at Don Bosco and a brother-to-brother game winner you don’t want to miss. Watch the teaser of our coverage and then scroll down below to watch all the action! No. 4 St. Joseph (Mont.) 31 No. 9 Don Bosco 10 Last year when St. Joseph (Montvale) and Don Bosco met it was Joe’s pulling off an exciting fourth quarter comeback to take down the infamous Ironmen 16-15. Friday’s matchup was more of a one sided battle early on. The Green Knights were able to get ahead in the first two quarters with their ground and pound offense for a 2 score lead at the half. In the second act after letting up a touchdown to make it a one score game sophomore running back Audric Estime answered back with a 61 yard touchdown to shift the momentum back to St. Joe’s. Quarterback Michael Alaimo finished 8-14, for 99 passing yards and two touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ramapo 38 Wayne Hills 22 Senior quarterback AJ Wingfield led Ramapo with 257 yards passing and three first half touchdown passes as the Raiders trounced Wayne Hills in a showdown between two of the top public schools across the Garden State. Luke Ragone powered Ramapo’s rushing attack in the second half with 105 of his 128 yards rushing in the third and fourth quarters. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand in Wayne for the 52nd meeting in this North Jersey rivalry: Hammonton 20 Winslow 14 Kyle Vandever connected with his younger brother, Kevin Vandever, for a wide-open, 69-yard game-winning touchdown as time expired in a thrilling last minute win for the Hammonton Blue Devils over Winslow. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the call on one of the most exciting plays this season: Phillipsburg 42 Westfield 14 Two programs with a lot of football history faced off in Phillipsburg this evening, where QB Jack Stagaard and WR Sterling Walker-Sutton put on a show. Stagaard completed 10 of 13 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns, while Walker-Sutton scored three touchdowns, including a 92 yard kick return. Check out full highlights of this one now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you for your continued support of Liner athletics! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thank you Mr. Bramnick for sponsoring our coverage of Blue Devil athletics! St. Joseph (Met.) 21 South Brunswick 0 The Falcons used their punishing ground game and beefy offensive line to overpower defending state champs South Brunswick at home Friday. The shutout marked the first time since 2009 that South Brunswick hadn’t scored in a game. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from a convincing win for St. Joseph’s (Met.): Freehold Township 13 Freehold Boro 10 Nick Reardon’s 1-yard TD pass to Kyle Von Tessen in the fourth quarter proved to be the difference as the Patriots used four 4th quarter turnovers to win the Duke Trophy. JSZ has highlights of a great crosstown battle from the Shore Conference: Thankst to Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring JSZ’s Freehold Boro coverage and allowing us to bring you the Duke Trophy showdown! Red Bank Regional 35 Raritan 14 The Bucs scored 21 straight points in the fourth quarter to score a huge road win and reach 5-1 on the season. Nigel Mitchell and Makai Mickens combined for 242 yards rushing and three scores and Mickens added two interceptions on defense. Senior defensive tackle Kashaun Turner made three huge plays in the fourth quarter resulting in two sacks, a fumble recovery and a caused fumble that allowed Gavin Mahoney to score a 51 yard TD to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hazlet: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) and BCB-Bayshore (Raritan) for supporting their hometown teams. Sponsors are how we can bring you great high school coverage all year long Long Branch 26 Wall 0 Jermaine Corbett ran back the opening kickoff 87 yards for a score and added a two yard TD run and Marc Dennis threw TD passes to give Long Branch a bounce back win from last week’s loss to RBC. The Green Wave defense recorded its third shutout of 2018 with Devyn Blount delivering two interceptions in the first half. JSZ has the highlights of Long Branch getting to 5-1 on the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Long Branch Green Wave is made possible by Rosario Realty Burlington Township 41 Allentown 7 Dan Grozozski threw for 303 yards and 5 TD passes as the Falcons broke open a 14-7 half time lead with 27 second half points to improve to 6-0. Isaiah Pae led the receiving corps with 6 catches for 131 yards and 2 TD catches. JSZ has highlights of Burlington Township improving to 6-0 with an impressive road win: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Allentown Redbirds is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Notre Dame 39 Hopewell Valley 16 The Irish got 250 yards of offense and four total touchdown from the twin brothers Cortaz and Cole Williams to pick up their fifth straight win. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in Lawrenceville: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Hopewell Valley and Notre Dame Buena 42 Clayton 6 The Buena Chiefs yet again played their suffocating style of football as they are now 6-0 on the year after another lopsided WJFL win. The Chiefs have outscored their opponents 234-33 so far throughout their dominant 2018 campaign. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Vote now for JSZ Week 4 Top Play
We’ve got 10 more nominees captured by JSZ cameras showcasing the amazing talent on display during Week 4 of NJ high school football. Red Bank Regional’s Makai Mickens is one of ten nominees for the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 9.29
JSZ wraps up Week Four of New Jersey high school football with seven more games from around the state. Check back throughout the evening as we post highlights from all the big matchups including DePaul’s upset of #1 St. Peter’s Prep, the much anticipated Haddonfield/St.Joe-Hammonton showdown plus an OT game in Mercer County and a big win for St. Joe-Metuchen at Westfield. Watch our preview and then scroll down to watch all seven games from Saturday captured by JSZ cameras. DePaul 16 St. Peter’s Prep 13 DePaul backup quarterback Johnny Amodeo got the start against St. Peter’s Prep after Ta’Quon Roberson was sidelined with an ankle injury. Against the odds, Amodeo led the Spartans to an upset win against St. Peter’s Prep after nearly a week of double preparation and practice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from one of the best stories so far from the 2018 football season: St. Joe’s (Met.) 27 Westfield 18 After dropping their first game of the season St. Joe’s (Metuchen) made some adjustments on offense moving receiver Michael Cardinalli to quarterback. Since beginning 0-1 the Falcons have won four in a row, their latest victory came against No. 18 Westfield. Following a tie at halftime St. Joe’s was able to pressure the Blue Devil offense and force two interceptions from quarterback Hank Shapiro. Then Cardinalli put up 3 touchdowns in the second half. Watch the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Haddonfield 22 St. Joe-Hammonton 15 Drew Gavranich had two TD catches including the game-winner with under three minutes to go as the Bulldogs snap the Wildcats 16 game win streak. Jay Foley threw three TD passes in the win and Lewis Evans sealed the victory with a game-clinching interception as the Bulldogs improve to 5-0 after upsetting the #5 team in the latest state polls. JSZ has the highlights of a South Jersey superpower showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is being brought to you by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM for allowing us to shine the spotlight on more South Jersey sports! Bergen Catholic 47 Irvington 7 The Irvington Blue Knights would stay within 7 points of the Bergen Catholic Crusaders after a single quarter, but from the second quarter on the Crusaders dominated. Nebraska commit, Rahmir Johnson, scored 3 touchdowns in the first half. Courtney DuPont was there with the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone wants to thank Equinox Fitness for their ongoing coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the year! Notre Dame 20 Steinert 14 (2 OT) Cortaz Williams had a 20 yard TD to seal the deal for the Notre Dame Irish and spoil a 14-point comeback by Steinert in the second half. Notre Dame moves to 3-1 after persevering on the road. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in a great Saturday Mercer County matchup: Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great Mercer County highlights all year long. Thanks to Princeton Ortho for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Notre Dame and Steinert Manasquan 27 Monmouth Regional 7 Canyon Birch topped 100 yards and scored three times on the ground and Rashid Tuddles had a 28 yard TD catch, a 57 yard INT return to set up a score and a 76 yard run that led to another TD as the Warriors improved to 4-0 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Saturday football from Tinton Falls: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Monmouth Regional Falcons all year long! Southern 20 Lakewood 0 The Southern Rams battered through defensive fronts all afternoon as they rushed 50 times for 236 yards on their way to a 20-0 shutout win over Lakewood. JSZ has all the highlights from this Ocean County showdown: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is able to cover so many games thanks to our great sponsors. Thanks to Michael I. Inzelbuch for sponsoring our coverage of Piners athletics throughout the year!
Vote now for JSZ Week Three Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 3 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 3 Highlights
Watch Saturday 9.22 JSZ Football Highlights
New Jersey high school football action from Week Three is highlighted by one of the best rivalries in America and a South Jersey quarterback who broke the state passing record. Make sure to scroll down and watch highlights from every game Jersey Sports Zone was at around the state this weekend. Be sure to check in Sunday for the Week Three Top Plays! Bergen Catholic 14 Don Bosco Prep 13 Saturday’s game marked the 70th all-time meeting between these two Bergen County foes and one of America’s best high school rivalries surely lived up to the hype. Bergen Catholic stymied a Don Bosco Prep drive late in the fourth quarter thanks to a game-clinching, one-handed interception by Pierson Tobia. Tight end Tyler Devera also caught a trick play touchdown before the half to give the Crusaders a lead that would never be caught. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Oradell for this exciting chapter of the top New Jersey rivalry: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness’ sponsorship of Bergen Catholic, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be at this nail-biting game. JSZ will be on hand at many more Crusaders games throughout the 2018-2019 season because of Equinox Fitness. Woodrow Wilson 59 Cedar Creek 37 Woodrow Wilson quarterback Nick Kargman passed for a state-record 539 passing yards in a shootout win against Cedar Creek. The two teams combined for 96 points in one of the highest scoring games so far this season. Believe it or not, but Kargman has only one college football offer — Rutgers. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the record-breaking day: Westfield 33 Old Bridge 17 Hank Shapiro was a perfect 14 of 14 for 200 yards and 2 TD’s as Westfield rallied from a 17-14 halftime deficit to beat Old Bridge in its home opener. Tim Alliegro ran for 181 yards and two scores and Jacob Saltzer had back to back TD catches in the third quarter to give Westfield the lead for good. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield High all year long Summit 22 North Hunterdon 9 Summit remains undefeated after a 22-9 victory over the defending Group 4 Sectional Champions. The Hilltoppers defense played a key roll on the victory. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thank you Equinox! Trenton 30 Nottingham 0 Fans in Mercer County had Nottingham vs. Trenton circled on the schedule. However, no one expected to see a lopsided victory. The Trenton offense in a complete team effort was able to move the ball early to take a commanding lead at half time thanks to quarterback Mahsiah McRae. Then it was the Tornado Defense’s turn to take over in the second half to make sure they secured the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Trenton coverage on JSZ. We look forward to bringing you more North Star and Tornado athletics all year long! Holmdel 35 Keansburg 0 Jeff DeCicco threw two touchdown passes and Dan Tempone delivered a memorable 43 yard punt block and return for a score as the Hornets improve to 2-1 on the season. JSZ has some great highlights of the Hornets Saturday afternoon win: Thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for giving us the ability to showcase Holmdel athletics all year long! Toms River North 42 Central Regional 6 The Mariners erupted with 35 second quarter points as Jake Kazanowsky threw four of his five TD passes in the second. Watch highlights of the Mariners reaching the 3-0 mark on Saturday afternoon in Ocean County: Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Toms River North Mariners Manasquan 34 Raritan 13 Canyon Birch is one of the nation’s top high school lacrosse players and he’s got skills on the gridiron as well. Birch ran for 112 yards and two TD’s on the ground to go along with a kickoff return for a score as Manasquan reaches the 3-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights of Saturday afternoon Shore Conference action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is possible thanks to the support of BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank Paulsboro 49 Lindenwold 9 Red Raiders quarterback Nick Pellegrini threw three touchdown passes in a West Jersey Football League rout over Lindenwold. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a blowout win for Paulsboro: Missed our Friday Highlights? Watch 11 games of action from around the state – CLICK HERE!
40 nominees vie for JSZ Week Two Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Watch JSZ 9.11 Soccer Highlights
Last week it was the heat, this week it’s the rain. Soccer teams from around the state weathered through rainy and windy conditions Tuesday as JSZ cameras caught the action. Check out the soccer highlights: Westfield 1 Cranford 0 (2 OT) Deven Caherly’s golden goal with 5:25 remaining in the second overtime period gives Westfield its first win of 2018. Brian Hinkel’s cross from the right wing arrived on the left foot of Evan Meade who one-timed a pass to Caherly who had a wide open net from a couple of feet out. Watch JSZ’s highlights and a post-game interview with the golden goal scorer: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils all year long. Gill St. Bernard’s 5 Ridge 0 Gill St. Bernard’s got their first win of the year on the road against the Ridge Red Devils. The return of the Knights’ deadly attack will be a concern for all competitors this season, but will the Knights have as much success as last year now that they play at the Group 4 level? Check out today’s highlights and judge for yourself: Pingry 4 Bridgewater-Raritan 1 The Pingry Big Blue prevailed with a 4-1 win over Bridgewater-Raritan in a rematch of the Somerset County Tournament finals from last year. Pranav Jha led the way with two second half goals to secure the win. Check out the highlights: Double Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ wants to thank Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, P.A. and Total Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine for their coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. They’re the reason we’ll be able to cover BR athletics all year long. Elizabeth 4 Summit 0 The Minutemen busted open a scoreless game at the half with four second-half goals to win its opening game. JSZ has the highlights:
2018 Westfield Season Preview
Westfield says, “What Streak?” The Westfield Blue Devils currently have the longest winning streaking in New Jersey, 37 straight games with 3 Group 5 Sectional Titles. This year they have junior Hank Shapiro returning at QB for his second varsity season. Head Coach James DeSarno says he is excited about the experienced skill players he has, and is currently working on rebuilding his offensive and defensive lines. Check out the Blue Devils’ 2018 season preview now: Blue Devils’ 2018 Schedule: Thursday, August 30 – 6:00 @ Pascack Valley Friday, September 7 – 7:00 @ Linden Friday, September 14 – 7:00 @ Watchung Hills Saturday, September 22 – 1:00 OLD BRIDGE Friday, October 5 – 7:00 @ Unions Friday, October – 7:00 @ Phillipsburg Saturday, October 20 – 1:00 ELIZABETH Saturday, October 27 – 1:00 PISCATAWAY Thursday, October 22 – 11:00 @ Plainfield Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Jon JSZ can bring you exciting Blue Devil highlights all year long.
Most Notable Roster Gaps for North/Central Jersey in 2018
Somerville | Defending Group 3 Sectional Champions | 23-15 Playoff Record w/ 7 Titles Biggest Losses: Ryan Kovacs Ryan Hrabinski Marcus Burnside North Hunterdon | Defending Group 4 Sectional Champions | 4-6 Playoff Record w/ 1 Title Biggest Losses: Matt Busher Jared McMahon & Billy Russo Connor McMahon Phillipsburg | Group 4 Sectional Runner-up | 31-14 Playoff Record w/ 7 Titles Biggest Losses: Sean Morrow The Boothman Triplets Nick Josselyn & Zach Leong Westfield | Defending Group 5 Sectional Champions | 16-14 Playoff Record w/ 4 Titles Biggest Losses: Drew Ortiz Juandre House Joe SanGiacomo Jake Vall-Llobera Bridgewater-Raritan | Group 5 Sectional Runner-up | 7-9 Playoff Record w/ 0 Titles Biggest Losses: Dave Usewick Justin Bryant Lawrence Nice Brandon Myers Chike Nwankwo
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Lax Games of 2018
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games The 2018 high school boys LAX season saw sensational offensive performances, incredible saves, and clutch scores. Jersey Sports Zone captured hundreds of great moments and here are the Top 10 most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone from last season in New Jersey high school boys LAX: #10. Manasquan 11 CBA 3 – PART 2 | SCT Boys LAX Final Canyon Birch scored his 100th goal of 2018 as part of a five-point game as the Warriors avenged a 6-4 regular season loss to top the #1 seed and earn a second straight Shore Conference championship. Ryan Anderson scored four goals and Mike LaPoint had 12 saves to lead Manasquan who handed CBA their first loss of the season. JSZ has your flashback to Monmouth University: #9. Don Bosco 9 Ridgewood 4 Justin Kim scored four goals and twin brother Andrew added a pair of scores as the Ironmen braved the elements to top Ridgewood. Matt Solleder added two goals for Don Bosco, who improved to 2-0 on the season after this exciting win. Lets look back on this Ironmen victory now: #8. Delbarton 15 Seton Hall Prep 10 | Non-Public A State Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. #7. CBA 6 Manasquan 4 Christian Brothers Academy came into this game with Manasquan ranked No. 2 in the Shore Conference despite bolstering a 9-0 record and a win over Don Bosco Prep. Rankings didn’t matter to the Colts, but shutting down a prolific Manasquan offense did. The CBA defense led by senior goalie Chris Downey (11 Saves, 4 in the 4th Qtr) held the Warriors to just 4 goals on the day, as the Colts came away with the 6-4 win at Monmouth University. Connor Macrae, Robbie Hermansen and Kevin Junquet sparked a 3-Goal run in the 2nd quarter to give CBA a 4-3 lead at the half. James Pendergist recorded a hat trick for Manasquan in the loss. #6. Delbarton 9 Mountain Lakes 5 | Morris County Final The Delbarton School came into the Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove they were once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Lets sit back and enjoy this one, one more time: #5 Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winners. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. #4. Delbarton 10 Summit 6 After suffering a stunning loss to Chatham and seeing their No. 1 ranking disappear, Delbarton School was primed for redemption in this matchup. The Green Wave got their chance facing off with the new No. 1 team in NJ, undefeated Summit High School. Delbarton pounced on the opportunity, coming away with a 10-6 win on the road over the Hilltoppers. Senior midfielder Matt Campbell poured in 4 goals and an assist while Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw stopped 7 shots in net against a Summit offense that averages over 10 goals a game. #3. CBA 8 Don Bosco 7 A matchup that featured two of New Jersey’s top 20 teams, and two undefedeated squads, lived up to the hype and then some. Don Bosco Prep took full control in the 3rd quarter on a Reese Gerlach goal that put the Ironmen up 7-3, but CBA retaliated by scoring 5 unanswered goals, including the game winner by freshman Kyle Aldridge with just 2:26 to play. Colts get a incredible comeback win in what was an early candidate for game of the year. #2. Delbarton 16 Seton Hall 9 Despite being the two-time defending TOC Champions, and the No. 1 ranked program in New Jersey, The Delbarton School continued to find ways to impress Lacrosse fans across the state. Seton Hall Prep entered this match vs the undefeated and ranked No. 2, Delbarton. The Green Wave improved to 5-0 with a dominant 16-9 win, while handing the Pirates their first loss of the season. Senior attackman Tommy MacCowatt scored 4 goals and added 2 assists for Delbarton, while Griffin Westlin scored a hat trick for Seton Hall Prep. A second look now available: #1. Delbarton 13 St. Anthony 10 Senior Matt Campbell tallied a hat trick and goalie Miles Leniw stopped 14 shots as Delbarton came away with a statement 13-10 win over St. Anthony’s of Long Island NY. The Green Wave (USA Today’s No. 8 Ranked Team) improved 2-0 after this game. Lets take a look back now:
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from HS football in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone brought its cameras to every part of the state to capture the tremendous talent on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons in the fall. Here’s a look back at the ten most viewed games on Jersey Sports Zone during the 2017 high school football season #10: Westfield 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 7 – North 2 Group 5 Finals at MetLife Stadium The Blue Devils got a 47 yard TD run from Tim Alliegro to start the scoring and their defense produced two key turnovers including a 32 yard scoop and score by Adam McDaniel set up by a caused fumble from Jordan Barham to get a 37th straight win and a third straight victory over Bridgewater-Raritan in a sectional final. Jake Vall-Llobera had the other Blue Devils touchdown, while Anthony Goffe’s 13 yard TD run with :40 seconds left in the half made it a 14-7 game. But the Westfield defense did not yield any points after that. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: #9: Paulsboro 34 Penns Grove 24 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals at Rowan Dehron Holloway had three TD’s and three INT’s in a sensational performance in the final high school game of his career. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has highlights from Rowan: #8: Hillside 20 Point Pleasant Boro 13 – Central Jersey Group 2 Finals at Rutgers Nahree Biggins had two first-half touchdowns and an interception to help the #7 seed to a third straight upset win and a Central Jersey Group 2 championship. The Comets defense produced three turnovers and was able to stifle Point Boro’s tricky option attack. The Panthers scored two touchdowns in the 4th quarter. James Fara’s 7-yard TD with 42 seconds left made it a 20-13 game, but Point Boro could not come up with the onside kick. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers: #7: South Brunswick 18 Manalapan 14 – Central Jersey Group 5 Finals at Rutgers Felix Quinones led a 92 yard drive capped off by a 17 yard TD pass to Jaylan Lawson with 53 seconds left and the Braves had a game winning TD catch by Naim Mayfield waved off due to pass interference in a wild finish to the Central Jersey Group 5 championship. Manalapan raced out to a 14-0 lead on a Mayfield 34 yard TD run and 60 yard punt return. The Vikings got a pair of Quinones TD passes in the second quarter to close the gap to 14-12. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling finish: #6 Shabazz 35 Weequahic 0 -North 2 Group 1 Finals at Kean University QB Anthony Travis accounted for all five touchdowns as Shabazz wins the North 2 Group 1 state championship at Kean University. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a full breakdown of an impressive title win for the Bulldogs from Kean University: #5 Bergen Catholic 29 Don Bosco Prep 26 – Week 8 The one and only regular season game on JSZ’s Top 10 list from the 2017 football season. One of the country’s greatest rivalries was shown to America on ESPN. Alex Lorenzo brings you the thrilling highlights from a signature win during Bergen Catholic’s state championship season: #4: Long Branch 43 Freehold Boro 42 (OT) -= Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Pasa Fields grabbed a 6 yard score from Juwan Wilkins in OT and Eli Sherin caught a two point conversion to give the Green Wave a 43-42 overtime win over Freehold Boro in the Central Jersey Group 4 finals. The Green Wave overcame a 271 yard, 6 TD rushing performance from Ashante Worthy to avenge a loss in the regular season. Trailing 35-21 after three quarters, Juwan Wilkins had a 12 yard TD pass to Kahmar Mimes and a 1 yard TD run in the 4th quarter to force overtime. Watch all the highlights of an incredible battle at Rutgers: #3: Montclair 35 Union City 14 – North 1 Group 5 Finals at MetLife Danny Webb ran back the opening kickoff 92 yards to spark a Mounties scoring outburst and Tarrin Earle completed his fantastic high school career with 2 TD passes and an 11-yard TD run to give Montclair its first sectional championship since 2014. Earle finished the game 16 of 24 for 303 yards. Colin Callahan had 6 catches for 120 yards and a score in the first half. Montclair finished the year with a perfect 12-0 record with one of New Jersey’s most explosive offenses and a stout defense led by junior Division I prospect Willie Matthews. JSZ has the highlights of Montclair’s 12th win of the year from MetLife Stadium: #2: DePaul 7 Saint Joe-Montvale 3 – Non-Public Group 3 State Championship at Kean One of the top defensive efforts of the entire season comes from the DePaul Catholic defense as they stand their ground in a thrilling 7-3 win over Saint Joe’s-Montvale. Alex Lorenzo was there for one of the biggest games of the season: #1: Bergen Catholic 44 Saint Peter’s Prep 7 – Non-Public Group 4 State Championship at MetLife Johnny Langan threw for 117 yards, ran for 91 and accounted for four touchdowns in a dominating performance. The Crusaders beat the Marauders 41-14 in the regular season and were able to stake a 31-0 halftime lead in the championship game. Javontae Jean-Baptiste set the tone on defense with three sacks. Langan led the offense with an 11 play, 70-yard drive to start capped off by the QB scoring from five yards out. A hook and lateral to Rahmir Johnson made it 14-0, followed by a field goal and Langan’s second TD run. Langan found tight end Tyler Devera in the back of the end zone with just 3 seconds left in the half to make it 31-0. Anthony Corbin had a 54-yard fake punt and Josh McKenzie added a fourth-quarter touchdown run to close out the scoring. The Crusaders finish the season with a 10-2 record, finishing unbeaten in New Jersey. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: Ashante Worthy wins JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy Jersey Sports Zone closed out the football season with our first JSZ Football Banquet in Woodbridge. Freehold Boro quarterback Ashante Worthy won our Player of the Year honor, the Zoneman Trophy. Click HERE to see our full banquet coverage, including video highlights of our All-Zone team, Plays of the Year, and profiles of our Zoneman Trophy Finalists!
Degen blanks Blue Devils to lead Hunterdon Central to state crown
Hunterdon Central 7 Westfield 0 – Group 4 State Championship Alex Degen threw a three-hit shutout in his final high school game and the Red Devils scored four runs in the 4th inning to seal a second state championship in the last three years. Degen struck out seven and his catcher Luke Longo shined at the plate going three for three with a walk, a run and three RBI’s. Hunterdon Central finishes the year with a 28-2 record and avenges a 7-1 regular season loss to the Blue Devils. JSZ brings you team coverage from the final game of the season in the NJSIAA at Hamilton Veterans Park: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Westfield all year long and allowing us to capture great moments like the Blue Devils state finals run on the diamond!
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Immaculata 6 Holy Spirit 5 (11 innings) – Non-Public “B” North Semifinals Holy Spirit lead the Spartans 5-1 late in the game, but in the bottom of the 7th Mike Golankiewics crushed a three-run homer to tie it up and send us into extra innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, starting pitcher Nolan Leger, ripped a grounder through the infield for the walk-off Immaculata victory. Highlights available: Allentown 6 Wall 5 – Central Group 3 Final It’s not often a defending State Champions is an underdog coming into a Sectional Title game, but third seed Allentown found themselves in this scenario facing top seed and No. 6 in the NJ Top 20 Wall for the Central Group 3 crown. The Red Birds got off to a hot start jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first. That trend would continue to help them go ahead 6-2 in the fifth. However, the Crimson Knights rallied to come within a run entering the sixth inning. Freshman two sport standout Dan Merkel came into relief already with an RBI in the game to finish with 4 strike outs and help the unranked Red Birds claim another Sectional Title. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage on JSZ! Notre Dame 4 Red Bank Catholic 2 – Non-Public “A” South Semifinals Robbie Buecker threw a complete game five-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Irish used a three-run sixth inning to continue its magical run as a #9 seed in the state playoffs. Jon Michael Rotondo hit a two run homer in the 4th to give the Caseys a 2-0 lead, but Notre Dame rallied in the sixth capped off by a Mike Kane RBI single that gave the Irish the lead . JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from another big win for Notre Dame: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to bring you great moments from RBC sports all year long Westfield – 4 Millburn – 2 | North 2 Group 4 Final It’s been quite a week for Westfield’s Cory Hiltz. On Thursday, Hiltz announced he will play college baseball at Monmouth University, Hiltz then followed up that decision on Friday by tossing a complete game 4 hit gem, leading the Blue Devils to the North 2 Group 4 Championship over MIllburn. Westfield will now advance to the Group 4 Semi-Finals where they will play Ridgewood on Tuesday. Watch Highlights of Westfield vs Millburn on JSZ! Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Westfield highlights! Hunterdon Central 4 Manalapan 0 – Central Group 4 Final Alex Degen started on the mound for the Red Devils, but it was an unusual day for the senior Kentucky commit. Struggling to control his fastball and curve throughout the first three innings, Degen was forced to change his pitching style. Fortunately for Central, Degen showed that even on his worst day he is still a champion. He pitched 6 shutout innings, while Dan Icaza helped him out offensively at the plate, and the Red Devil took down Manalapan 4-0. Check out highlights now: Pennsville 8 Glassboro 0 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Cody Durham threw a five-hit shutout and seven different Eagles had RBI’s in the Eagles South Jersey Group 1 championship win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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Wall 3 Hopewell Valley 1 – Central Group 3 Semifinals Following their first ever County Title win fourth seed Hopewell Valley’s next task would be even tougher as they faced top seed Wall, who had Ace Trey Dombroski on the mound. Dombroski in his Junior season has been worth the price of admission in 2018 as he allowed just three runs all year heading into Tuesday’s Central Group 3 Semifinal game. Wall took an early 1-0 lead in the first before going ahead 3-0 in the fifth off Dylan Richey and Grant Shulman RBI’s. However, Trey Dombroski stole the performance with his 8 strike out performance that allowed just 5 hits and 1 earned run to send the Crimson Knights to the Central Group 3 Final where they will face defending Champs, third seed Allentown on 6/1. Watch the highlights and post game interview with Dombroski afterwards now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage year- round on JSZ! Westfield 6 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 – North 2 Group 4 State Semifinals Westfield played their rivals, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders, in the North 2 Group 4 State Semifinals. Starting pitcher for the Blue Devils, Mike Carlone picked up the win with 7 strikeouts, while Andrew Caminiti provided support at short. Check out highlights of the Blue Devil’s 6-4 win now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Westfield highlights! Notre Dame 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public South “A” Quarterfinals The Irish used back to back RBI doubles with two outs in the third inning and a strong pitching performance from Tom Mayer to upset the #1 seed in Non-Public South “A”. Mayer pitched six innings giving up just three hits and one run and Robbie Buecker had an RBI double and pitched the seventh inning to notch the save. The #9 seed returns to the Shore Conference in the sectional semifinals and a matchup with 5th seed Red Bank Catholic. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the upset: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Mercer County including Notre Dame’s big upset win in the state playoffs! Allentown – 12 Jackson Liberty – 4 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semi-Finals Allentown High School is on a quest to defend it’s Central Jersey Group 3 Championship from 2017, and the 3rd seeded RedBird’s latest test was on the road at Jackson Liberty. 8 of 9 batters in the Allentown lineup reached base at least once, as the RedBirds posted 12 runs on 11 hits and came away with a commanding 12-4 win. Allentown advances to the Sectional Final this Friday where they will take on top seeded Wall Township. Watch Highlights of Allentown’s playoff win on JSZ! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Allentown High School athletics!
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Westfield 10 Bridgewater-Raritan 4 – Natalie Bond and Olivia Shields Both Score Hat Tricks Westfield saw themselves as the underdog in this sectional title, and embraced every second of it. Stanford commit and Westfield captain, Natalie Bond, lead the charge scoring a hat trick herself and assisting in Olivia Shields’ hat trick as well. Check out highlights and a post-game interview with Bond now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you great Blue Devil highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to these two sponsors JSZ can bring you exciting Panther highlights all season long!
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Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Wall 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Kiel Forlenza scored three straight goals in the third quarter to give RFH a second-half cushion they would never relinquish. The Bulldogs will host #8 seed Somerville in the South Jersey Group 2 Finals on Saturday. JSZ has highlights from Tuesday night in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by our friends at ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Watchung Hills 17 Westfield 8 – North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Semifinal Westfield and Watchung played a tight first quarter, but a offensive explosion form the Warriors became unstoppable in the second half. Gavin DeFuria, Chris Clintock, Brian Richmond and Joe Rica all score hat tricks, and Watchung Hills is now on their way to the North Group 4 Final. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great Blue Devil highlights all year long! Allentown 15 Jackson Liberty 4 – Central Group 3 Semifinals – Girls No. 12 in the NJ Top 20 Allentown in route to their second straight Central Group 3 Title Game after a dominating 15-4 win over fourth seed Jackson Liberty. The first seeded Red Birds were led by Rutgers bound Senior Marin Hartshorn who had 2 goals and 4 assists. Allentown will rematch fellow Top 20 team, second seed Notre Dame. The Irish beat them in the big game last season, but so far this year the Red Birds have ND’s number beating them twice in 2018. One of those coming in the regular season and then in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year- round on JSZ!
Governor Livingston wins 17th straight to claim Union County title
Governor Livingston 6 Westfield 2 – Union County Finals Jack Pedini broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 6th inning and the Highlanders added three more insurance runs in the 7th to win the Union County Title over the #1 seed. DJ Gonnelli threw six shutout innings after a two-run first and scattered five hits and struck out five with no walks in a complete game gem. The Highlanders have won 17 games in a row and stand at 20-2-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks for your support and allowing us to bring you great Westfield highlights all year long!
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Summit – 8 Westfield – 5 | Union County Championship Westfield has reigned supreme in Union County, winning the last three Union County Championships. The Blue Devils were looking for a 4-Peat, but top seeded Summit had other plans. Nick Thomson continued a great post-season with a hat trick, and Will Vitton was terrific in net with 9 saves. Summit captures the Union County Championship with an 8-5 win over Westfield. Watch great highlights and post game from Clark on JSZ! Sponsor Shout-Out! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Blue Devil highlights all season long! Watchung Hills 5 Roxbury 2 – Connor James 2 Goals Defense was key in this matchup. After a scoreless first quarter, the Warriors finally broke through the Roxbury wall and led 3-1 at halftime. Connor James had two goals for Watchung, and they would ultimately take this win 5-2 over the Gaels. Check out full highlights now: Red Bank Regional 8 Shore Regional 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls First Round Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes. Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional will face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. JSZ has highlights of the exciting conclusion and post-game reaction: Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we can bring you great moments from Red Bank Regional all year long. A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs on JSZ. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2- MCT Girls Quarterfinals Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals on 5/8. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hightstown coverage!
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Ball Winners!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
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Ridge 9 Montgomery 7 – Chris Crapanzano & Bryce Kirkwood 2 Goals Each It was senior night at Ridge High School, and the Red Devils came out strong with a 3-0 lead in the first quarter. Montgomery though would not go away quietly. The Cougars got within one goal of Ridge two times, but the Devils refused to give up the lead. Ridge comes out on top today with Chris Crapanzano and Bryce Kirkwood scoring two goals each. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho! Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you amazing Cougar highlights all season long. Summit 15 Westfield 5 The Hilltoppers made a statement. After losing by only one goal to Westfield in last year’s Union County Tournament Finals, Summit came back with a bang as they took down the Blue Devils to the tune of 15-5 on Saturday. University of Tampa commit Harry Kilkowski had a career game as he scored six goals, with four coming in the first quarter alone. Nick Thomson also came to play with three goals and two assists. Summit’s win extends their record to 7-0 on the season and sets the stage for a 1 vs. 2 showdown on Tuesday when the Hilltoppers host #1 Delbarton. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from Summit’s big win over Westfield. No. 14 Pingry 20 Princeton 9 – Girls Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
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Westfield 7 No. 5 Hunterdon Central 1 The Westfield Blue Devils came to play at Diamond Nation where they faced No. 5 Hunterdon Central. In the first inning, Chris Wagner puts Westfield up 2-0 with a two-run homer, while starting pitcher, Cory Hiltz, carries his team to victory completing the full game with ten strikeouts and zero walks. Highlights of this matchup now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Blue Devil highlights all season long! Red Bank Catholic 3 Manasquan 1 Austin Nappi threw six no-hit innings after giving up three runs and a hit in the first inning and went the distance in a 72 pitch gem to give the Caseys their fifth win of the season. RBC got a pair of sacrifice flies to take the lead and added a run on a throwing error on a stolen base attempt. JSZ has highlights of Shore Conference baseball at Count Basie Field in Red Bank: Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for supporting JSZ’s coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls for 4/7 – 4/13
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Softball Poll Take Our Poll Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball April 15th
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball April 8th
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Ridgewood Uses Incredible Comeback, Game Winner in OT to Take Down Westfield on the Road – Watch Highlights on JSZ
Ridgewood – 9 Westfield – 8 in OT Things looked bleak for Ridgewood, after losing to Don Bosco Prep earlier in the week, the Maroons found themselves in a 5 point hole, trailing Westfield 6-1 in the 2nd half on the road. An offensive explosion of 6 goals in the 3rd qtr, incredibly gave Ridgewood a 7-6 lead. The game was eventually pushed to OT tied 8-8, but Gavin Peene scored the game winning goal less than a minute later and completed the epic comeback for the Maroons. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from the thriller in Westfield! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of NJ high school sports is made possible by our sponsors. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Westfield HIgh all season long. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Delbarton 11 Westfield 9 Matt Campbell broke a 9-9 tie and the Green Wave added an insurance goal late in the 4th quarter to win in a NJ high school lacrosse opener featuring two of the top 3 ranked teams in New Jersey. Thomas Maccowatt scored four goals and three assists for Delbarton, who are the defending Tournament of Champions winner. Westfield rallied from an 8-4 deficit with a pair of goals to close out the the first half followed by three straight goals to tie the game at nine at the end of three quarters. Devon McClane had 4 goals and 3 assists in a losing effort. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from an exciting game in Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of NJ high school sports is made possible by our sponsors. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick is the reason we can bring you great coverage of Westfield HIgh all season long Chatham – 15 Rumson Fair-Haven – 3 Chatham senior Mac Bredahl scored four goals, including the 100th of his career while also surpassing his 200th point as a member of the cougars the lacross team. Connor Byrd added a hat trick as Chatham, a preseason group 2 favorite dismantled Rumson Fair Haven with a 15-3 win on opening day at Rutgers University. Watch Highlights below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Hunterdon Central 11 Bridgewater-Raritan 6 In Hunterdon Central’s season opener they were faced with a true test, the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. Central had not defeated BR in 5 years. In fact, the Panthers were ranked 10th in the state this season, 8 spots ahead of the Red Devils, but that wouldn’t discourage Central today. The Devils followed the lead of Brian Mitrow and Justin Aimone, who both had multiple goals, as Central took down Bridgewater 11-6. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to our generous sponsors JSZ will be bringing you the best Panther highlights all season long! Summit 14 Old Bridge 1 -Boys Summit, No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 started out the season hot with a 14-1 victory over Old Bridge. The Hilltoppers got ahead early thanks to Seniors Nick Thomson and Harry Kilkowski. Thomson finished the first two quarters with three goals while Kilkowski followed with four on the day. Summit who finished 16-5 last season is looking to make another championship run after falling to Moorestown in the Group 3 State Title game last year. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Summit coverage!
Don’t forget to vote for this week’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Thanks for joining JSZ this week for another exciting week of boys and girls basketball. This week we had some amazing games in the mid-state conferences, and now it’s time to vote for Game Balls! Check out this week’s nominations and let us know which young athletes deserve the Mid-State Game Balls: Mid-State Game Ball – Girls Nominations Take Our Poll Mid-State Game Ball – Boy Nominations Take Our Poll Please remember, if you believe there a athlete deserves to be nominated for this week’s Game Ball award, but is not represented on one of these two lists, please email Courtney DuPont at email@example.com and include the name, stats and school of the player you’d like to nominate. Thanks for watching JSZ and happy voting! Previous Game Ball Ceremonies:
Vote for this Week’s Mid-State Game Balls 1/14 – 1/20
Every week JSZ brings you the best highlights from around the state, and now we are asking you to vote for this week’s top players. Below are the nominations for the Mid-State’s best basketball players, both male and female. Check out the poll and vote for your favorite. Winners will be announce Tuesday afternoon when polls close at 3PM. All winners will receive a game ball delivered to them by one of Jersey Sports Zone’s dedicated MMJs. Boys Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Girls Basketball Poll: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners:
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Dan Finn Classic – Jersey City Armory Hudson Catholic 67 Patrick School 59 Louis King had 26 points and seven boards as the Hawks pulled away in the fourth quarter after trailing 46-43 at the end of three quarters. King had 16 in the first half and his thunderous dunk early in the 4th started the Hawks quest to beat a Celtics team that handed them two losses last year. Valdir Manuel was outstanding for the Patrick School with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Luther Muhammad added 15 and Jahvon Quinerly had 10 points and 8 assists for Hudson Catholic who are now 6-3. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from the Dan Finn Classic at the Jersey City Armory: Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out North Hunterdon 72 Westfield 51 This matchup was the second of seven games being played at the Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out at Montgomery high school. North Hunterdon came into this game with a 4-4 record, but right out of the gate the Lions were moving the ball well and had Westfield 40-28 by halftime. Leading scorer for the lions was Mike DeSantro with 22 points, and teammates Aham Cooks and Wes Reinagel both put up a strong defensive performance. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick, JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devils Highlights all season long! Hillsborough 46 Lawrence 40 Hillsborough and Lawrence are both off to a rocky starts this season and desperately needed today’s win. However, it was Hillsborough who came out hot in the first quarter. With a 31-11 lead at halftime, the Raiders took the win and improved to 4-5 as they head into their in-conference game next week against Hunterdon Central. Today’s leading scorer with Pat Vinchur with 10 points, check out his highlights and more: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Raider athletics, all season long! Bridgewater-Raritan 75 Woodbridge 67 The 6th game in Montgomery’s Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out featured the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers and the Woodbridge Barrons. Both teams came into the game with 5-3 records, and that may be why it was a back and forth battle all the way through the last few minutes of the fourth quarter. In the end though, it was Bridgewater who came out on top and improved to 6-3. There were two leading scorers for the Panthers, Sterling and Doug Collins, who each had 16 points. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two generous sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone will bring your highlights of the Panthers all season long! Montgomery 49 Somerville 30 Montgomery, the host team of the annual Coaches vs Cancer Shoot-Out, dominated this game from the start. Rohan Prakash was the Cougars’ leading scorer with 13 points, 4/5 from the foul line, and Riley Greene contributed 11 points, making 2 3FGS, leading Montgomery to their eighth win this season. Full highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of the Montgomery Cougars is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best of Cougars highlights all year long! Trinity Hall 67 Point Pleasant Beach 54 The Monarchs got a triple-double from Bridget Andree (29 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals) to get to 8-0 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from a sensational performance by the Trinity Hall senior: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition Trenton Catholic 75 Trenton 57 The biggest game in Trenton saw some high flying action as Gil St. Bernard transfer, Khalif Battle showed why he was one of the best players in South Jersey. The Iron Mike’s got off to a slow start, but picked it up nearing the of the first quarter to put on a dominating 75-57 performance for victory over Trenton. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage on JSZ! Allentown 65 Robbinsville 35 The 5-1 Allentown Red Birds put on a stellar performance against Robbinsville on Saturday. Ryan Weiss dropped 20 in the 65-35 win over the Ravens. Allentown proving they might be the team next to Notre Dame to beat in the CVC. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!
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A full Sunday of hoops action with big showcases at Kean and Holy Spirit SFIC Basketball Festival – Kean University St. Benedict’s Prep – 66 Hudson Catholic – 60 USA’s No. 4 St. Benedict’s Prep came away with an impressive win over NJ’s No. 1 ranked Hudson Catholic in front of a capacity crowd at Kean University that included North Carolina Head Coach Roy Williams. Junior Precious Achiuwa finished with 19 points, 10 rebounds, while Lester Quinones led the Grey Bee’s with 23 points, including the 1,000th of his career. Watch Highlights and post game reaction from the thriller between St. Benedict’s Prep and Hudson Catholic below! Roselle Catholic 64 St. Mary’s Elizabeth 59 (OT) Seagull Classic @Holy Spirit High School Patrick School 76 Winslow Township 44 Less than 24 hours after losing to Ranney in Central New Jersey, the Patrick School bounced back with a dominating effort at the Seagull Classic. Al-Amir Dawes had 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to get MVP honors. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spriit HS: Wildwood Catholic 56 Lenape 51 Bowling Green commit Caleb Fields poured in 26 points to get Wildwood Catholic to 7-0. Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit HS: Orange HS 52 Elizabeth 45 Elizabeth start off with a strong start, leading the Tornadoes 6-0 early, but in the end Elizabeth’s big men won the game. D’Angelo Blackmond was the leading scorer with 17 points, even after sitting out the majority of third period due to foul trouble. The Tornadoes are now 5-3 and will play University on Tuesday. Check out full highlights now: West Orange 66 Westfield 56 Westfield came out strong in this game and even tied it up before halftime, but in the 2nd half the West Orange Mountaineers and Jelani Jackson took over. Jackson scored 5 three-pointers and 21 total points to help West Orange defeated Westfield 66-56 at home. The Mountaineers are now 5-3 overall. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to Mr. Bramnick JSZ will be bringing you the best Blue Devil Highlights all season long! Trenton Catholic 68 Montclair Immaculate -70 Sunday’s game between No. 13 Montclair Immaculate and Trenton Catholic was what the fans payed to see at Kean University. The Iron Mike’s of TCA led 13-11 at the end of the first quarter, but Montclair Immaculate quickly answered back in the second thanks to Syracuse bound guard Jalan Carey to lead 33-29 at halftime. The second half would feature a stellar performance from Carey and UCONN recruit Mike Winston as the duo combined for 38 points in the 70-68 victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage on JSZ! Bergen Catholic 69 Union Catholic -40 No.11 Bergen Catholic riding a 4 game win streak came to play Sunday at the SFIC tournament. The Crusaders took on 6-2 Union Catholic who had a 6 game win streak. Thanks to the help of Center Zach Freemantle who scored 19 points in the matchup, Bergen was able to take down the Vikings in a stunning 69-40. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shout Out! A special thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring our Bergen Catholic coverage on JSZ! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Our Thursday holiday hoops menu includes the finale of St. John Vianney’s Winter Showcase featuring four of NJ’s top girls programs as well as the semifinals of the WOBM Christmas Classic on the boys side and the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic semifinal between Colts Neck and Lakewood. We’ll keep posting highlights throughout the evening Lady Lancers Winter Showcase Rumson-Fair Haven 60 Franklin 57 Tori Hyduke had 28 points including a run of five straight points in the 4th quarter to break a 47-47 tie in the final three minutes giving RFH a signature win against the defending T of C champs. Diamond Miller scored 23 for the Warriors and reached the 1000 point plateau in the first quarter. Rumson also got 13 points from freshman Grace Munt. The Bulldogs bounce back from a loss to Rutgers Prep one day earlier to score a signature win. JSZ has full highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game played by both teams: ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch is the reason we can bring you great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven sports like the girls basketball win against Franklin. Saint John Vianney 52 Rutgers Prep 49 Sarah Karpell had 13 points, including a key three-pointer that gave SJV a four-point lead late in the game as the Lancers have a stellar two days at their first ever winter showcase. After knocking off T of C champ Franklin on Wednesday afternoon, the Lancers got a second straight win against a state power in less than 24 hours. Leilani Correa led all scorers with 20 points for the Argonauts, who drop their first game of the season while SJV improves to 6-0. JSZ has the highlights of an outstanding game in Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possible by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration WOBM Christmas Classic at Pine Belt Arena Toms River North – 69 Marlboro – 63 in Double OT Toms River North trailed 53-44 with just over a minute to play in regulation before rallying for an improbable 69-63 comeback win over Marlboro in Double OT. The Mariners advance to their 4th straight WOBM Championship Game, where they will face Manasquan on saturday night. Mark Mogarte led TRN with 18 points, and Holden Petrick added 16. Watch highlights and post game reaction of TRN vs Marlboro below! JSZ’s Toms River North coverage is being brought to you by Peak Coaching for Success. Thanks to Peak for letting us showcase great TRN action all year long! Manasquan – 46 Red Bank Catholic – 29 Brad McCabe poured in 24 points as The Manasquan Warriors improved to a perfect 6-0 on the season with a 46-29 win over RBC. Manasquan now advances to play Toms River North in the Championship Game of the 2017 WOBM Christmas Classic. Watch Highlights of Manasquan vs Red Bank Catholic below! Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we bring you comprehensive coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Albert E. Martin Buc Classic at Red Bank Regional Colts Neck 57 Lakewood 35 Dan Gaines had 18 points and Ben Bosland added 15 as the Cougars built an 11 point halftime lead and cruised in the second half to reach the championship game at the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. The Cougars will face off against Sayreville in the title game on Saturday in Little Silver. Once again, Colts Neck provides some fun highlights on JSZ: Colts Neck coverage on JSZ is being brought to you by Hit Training. Lakewood highlights and features are made possible by Michael Inzelbuch Law. Husky Holiday Classic Matawan -57 Ocean Township 56 The semifinal game between Ocean and Matawan took nearly every second to complete. After a dominating first half performance from Matawan, Ocean then rallied in the third to go into the fourth quarter leading 50-42. The Huskies then put the ball in the hands of their best scorer Reggie Tawaih and he didn’t disappoint as he scored the go ahead point late in the fourth to advance Matawan to the Tournament Final against Union Saturday evening. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Roselle Park 74 Keyport 46 Sponsor Shout out! Thank you to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage! Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge Morristown 61 Westfield 51 It’s day two of the Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament at Ridge High School. The first game featured the Westfield Blue Devils and the Morristown Colonials. Early in the game, the Blue Devils were leading Morristown, but in the second half the Colonials took over. In the end, the Morristown Colonials pulled out the 61-51 win over Westfield, improving them to 1-1 in the tournament. Check out full highlights featuring leading scorers Steve Bergeman and Timmy Ganning as they lead the Colonials to victory: Ridge 76 Elizabeth 45 The Ridge Red Devils hosted their annual Len Sepanak Memorial Tournament this week, and took on the Elizabeth Minutemen. Elizabeth had not lost a game yet this season coming into the tournament, while the Red Devils came into tonight 2-2. However, it was Ridge’s Chris Feringa who dominated the court, scoring 19 total points. Check out Feringa as he leads Ridge to their third victory of the season, 76-45, over Elizabeth:
Westfield’s defense shines to give Blue Devils football three-peat
Westfield 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 7 The Blue Devils got a 47 yard TD run from Tim Alliegro to start the scoring and their defense produced two key turnovers including a 32 yard scoop and score by Adam McDaniel set up by a caused fumble from Jordan Barham to get a 37th straight win and a third straight victory over Bridgewater-Raritan in a sectional final. Jake Vall-Llobera had the other Blue Devils touchdown, while Anthony Goffe’s 13 yard TD run with :40 seconds left in the half made it a 14-7 game. But the Westfield defense did not yield any points after that. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from MetLife Stadium: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab and Sports Medicine for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage. Congratulations to the Panthers on a tremendous football season and we’ll have many more B-R highlights in the winter and spring from all sports. JSZ Championship Weekend Coverage Jersey Sports Zone will have camera crews at MetLife Stadium, Kean, Rutgers and Rowan. We’ll have extended highlights and post-game reaction from around the state on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We wrap up our high school football coverage on December 7 with the JSZ Football Banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thanks to our sponsor and supporters for a tremendous 2017 season on the gridiron!
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch Elizabeth 6 Westfield 13 Week 11 Highlights
Elizabeth 6 Westfield 13- Week 11 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for JSZ’s Top Play from Week 11!
Huge returns and clutch playoff performances highlight our 12 nominees for our Week 11 Plays of the Week. The winner of this poll, which stays open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm will get an invite to the JSZ Football Banquet on December 7th in Woodbridge. Thanks to all the great players who give us so many quality highlights and to everyone who has voted throughout the year. Check out the best plays captured by our cameras and cast your vote NOW! Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Missed our Highlights Shows? Watch 18 games of action from Week 11 on Friday and Saturday
Watch JSZ Saturday Week 11 Playoff Highlights Show
The field is set for the state championships in two weeks at Kean, Rowan, Rutgers and MetLife Stadium. JSZ has highlights of eight Saturday playoff games: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: St. Joe-Montvale 28 Pope John 7: Gavin Sharkey 157 all-purpose yards, TD Bergen Catholic 41 Delbarton 16: Dylan Classi 5 catches, 150 yards, 3 TD’s Montclair 49 Ridgewood 14: Danny Webb 21 carries, 245 yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 27 Piscataway 6: Anthony Goffe 27 carries, 136 yards, 2 TD’s Westfield 13 Elizabeth 6: Juandre House 14 carries, 112 yards, TD Woodrow Wilson 46 Lakewood 25: Muheem McCargo 24 carries, 224 yards, 4 TD’s Paulsboro 28 Salem 20: Dehron Holloway 19 carries, 77 yards, 2 TD’s Haddonfield 35 Cinnaminson 8: Nick Patrizi 19 carries, 106 yards, TD Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 games of action from Friday night playoffs NJSIAA Playoff Scoreboard FRIDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (3) Union City 35 (7) Bloomfield 0 North Jersey 1, Group 4 (1) Old Tappan 42 (4) Wayne Hills 7 (3) Mount Olive 21 (2) West Morris 16 North Jersey 1, Group 3 (1) Ramapo 21 (4) Sparta 14 (2) River Dell 38 (3) Demarest 34 North Jersey 1, Group 2 (4) Newton 21 (1) Westwood 6 (3) Manchester Regional 28 (2) Lakeland 0 North Jersey 1, Group 1 (5) Hasbrouck Heights 10 (1) New Milford 7 (6) Pompton Lakes 34 (2) Wallington 26 North Jersey 2, Group 4 (1) Phillipsburg 21 (4) Irvington 20 (2) North Hunterdon 29 (6) Sayreville 7 North Jersey 2, Group 3 (1) West Essex 28 (5) Rahway 14 (3) Voorhees 24 (2) Parsippany Hills 19 North Jersey 2, Group 2 (1) Rutherford 34 (4) Lenape Valley 21 (6) Hackettstown 47 (2) Caldwell 27 North Jersey 2, Group 1 (1) Weequahic 34 (4) Belvidere 3 (2) Shabazz 27 (6) Roselle Park 6 Central Jersey, Group 5 (1) Manalapan 63 (4) Freehold Township 22 (2) South Brunswick 21 (3) Old Bridge 10 Central Jersey, Group 4 (8) Freehold Borough 35 (5) Brick Township 28 (3) Long Branch 28 (7) Jackson Memorial 3 Central Jersey, Group 3 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (5) Wall 13 (2) Somerville 33 (3) Monmouth 24 Central Jersey, Group 2 (1) Point Pleasant Boro 27 (5) Manasquan 6 Central Jersey, Group 1 (4) Middlesex 41 (1) Burlington City 20 (7) Point Pleasant Beach 22 (3) Bound Brook 19 South Jersey, Group 5 (1) Lenape 63 (4) Howell 28 (2) Rancocas Valley 15 (3) Millville 14 South Jersey, Group 4 (4) Shawnee 40 (1) Moorestown 7 (6) Hammonton 27 (7) Highland 21 South Jersey, Group 3 (4) Delsea 41 (1) Timber Creek 30 South Jersey, Group 2 (1) West Deptford 28 (4) Cedar Creek 20 Non-Public, Group 4 (2) St. Peter’s Prep 42 (6) Paramus Catholic 19 Non-Public, Group 3 (1) DePaul 42 (4) St. John Vianney 21 Non-Public, Group 2 (3) Mater Dei Prep 35 (2) Holy Spirit 34 SATURDAY North Jersey 1, Group 5 (1) Montclair 49 (5) Ridgewood 14 North Jersey, Section 2, Group 5 (5) Elizabeth at (1) Westfield 13 (5) Elizabeth 6 (3) Bridgewater-Raritan 27 (2) Piscataway 6 Central Jersey, Group 2 (7) Hillside 19 (3) AL Johnson 16 South Jersey, Group 3 (2) Woodrow Wilson 45 (6) Lakewood 26 South Jersey, Group 2 (6) Haddonfield 35 (7) Cinnaminson 8 South Jersey, Group 1 (1) Paulsboro 28 (4) Salem 20 (2) Penns Grove 36 (3) Gateway 0 Non-Public, Group 4 (1) Bergen Catholic 41 (5) Delbarton 16 Non-Public, Group 3 (3) St Joseph-Montvale 28 (2) Pope John 7 Non-Public, Group 2 (1) St. Joseph-Hammonton 64 (5) Immaculata 26 Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 11 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for our final Game Ball of the 2017 season (winner will receive a Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Ridge snaps Westfield winning streak in North 2 Group 4 Section Final
The Ridge Red Devils win their 3rd straight North 2 Group 4 title with a 0 (4) – 0 (3) victory over the Westfield Blue Devils after double overtime and 6 rounds of penalty kicks. In the end, it was a save by Ridge’s goalie, Alexandra Lindsey, in sudden death and 2 PKs made by freshman midfielder, Heather Cortese, that put it away for the Red Devils. Check out the full highlights now: Group 4 Sectional Final Scores Central Jersey Group 4: Freehold Township 2 East Brunswick 1 (OT) South Jersey Group 4: Washington Township 2 Toms River North 1 (2OT) North 1 Group 4: Morris Knolls 3 Ridgewood 1 North 2 Group 4: Ridge 0 Westfield 0 (Ridge wins on PKs 4-3) State Semifinals on Tuesday: Freehold Township vs. Washington Township Morris Knolls vs. Ridge
Save The Date, Westfield Shooting for 30 Straight
In the last two years this Westfield program has obtained back-to-back state championship wins, both of which were against the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers. Hank Shapiro, a sophomore quarterback, has been a driving force for Westfield. Although it is uncommon for such a young athlete to be successful at the varsity level, Shapiro certainly has. He’s extended the program’s winning streak by 4 games and last week he had 221 total yards and 4 TDs for the Blue Devils. Shapiro was also named JSZ’s Week 4 Game Ball winner for the Mid-State. However, the rest of the team is well aware that they have a target on their backs. With the streak growing, Westfield hears the noise from the world around them. Coach DeSarno says he does not pressure his team to continue the streak. Instead, this program encourages the love of the game and a desire to achieve a new set of goals this season. Coach DeSarno’s message to his team is clear: Focus on the now, work hard and improve each week, and while its okay to remember the success you have had, also remember that this is a new season filled with opportunities for new success stories.
Westfield’s Hank Shapiro Wins Courtney’s Week 4 Game Ball
Westfield’s quarterback, Hank Shapiro, has won Courtney’s Week 4 Game Ball for his outstanding performance last week against Watching Hills, leading his team to a 35-7 victory. Shapiro had 221 total yards and 4 touchdowns in the game. Check out his game ball ceremony now: Take Our Poll .
Watch Watchung Hills 7 Westfield 35 highlights
Watchung Hills 7 Westfield 35- week 4 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Tough choices for JSZ’s Top Play from Week Four
The bar has been raised in Week Four! Check out 14 nominees for JSZ’s Top Play. We’ve got a little bit of everything – defense, catches, big runs and amazing special teams play. Watch all of this week’s nominees and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will receive an invite to the JSZ statewide football banquet coming up in December. Take Our Poll Missed our Week 4 Coverage? Three days, three shows, 30 games, 60 schools. Watch all of our high definition highlights around the state. Every Monday, we break up our highlights show and put your hometown team’s highlights in our Team Page section. Just visit the Find Your School link at the top of our home page
Who’s Taking Courtney’s Week 4 Game Ball?
Week 4 Concludes and the Mid-State 38 showed up to play. Last week Courtney took a trip down to Hillsborough to see Matt Moore, but who will receive week 4’s game ball? Check out the stats and vote for your favorite Mid-State athlete! Also, keep in mind you can always nominate an athlete for this weekly’ honor, just shoot an email with the game statistics of your nominee to firstname.lastname@example.org, or find her on Twitter @Court_Rutgers. Take Our Poll
Vote for Alex’s Week-4 Game Ball – North Jersey
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s North Jersey Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Thursday Week Four Highlights Show
Week Four of high school football in New Jersey features an extended schedule of games over three days. Jersey Sports Zone brings you eight games from around the Garden State as part of our special Thursday highlights show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games Rumson-Fair Haven 35 Middletown South 0: Pete Lucas 10 carries, 130 yards, 2 TD’s Manalapan 55 Freehold Boro 21: Naim Mayfield 274 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Phillipsburg 35 Hillsborough 7: Joe Green 41 carries 268 yards, 3 TD’s Marlboro 20 Colts Neck 14 (OT): Jonny Helff game winning 2 yard TD in OT Howell 30 Toms River North 7: Nick Chambers 13 carries, 180 yards, 2 TD’s Naseim Brantley 2 TD catches Holmdel 21 Red Bank Regional 0: Mack Byrne 49 yard fake punt for TD Old Bridge 17 Edison 0: Manny Wheager 2 interceptions, TD catch Westfield 35 Watchung Hills 7: Adam McDaniel 4 catches, 90 yards, 3 TD’s Hank Shapiro 188 yards passing, 4 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch Westfield 23 Ridge 7
Westfield 23 Ridge 7 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for JSZ Game Ball for top Week 2 North Jersey Performer
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s North Jersey Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player.
Vote for JSZ Week 2 Mid-State 38 Top Performer
Each week, JSZ’s Courtney DuPont posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from the Mid-State 38 and Western NJ. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner from Courtney DuPont Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ Friday Week 2 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone’s team was around the state capturing great moments from Week 2 under the Friday Night Lights. Watch our JSZ Highlights Show featuring 10 different games including two shootouts in the Shore Conference, an overtime thriller at Paramus Catholic and the state’s longest winning streak extended to 27 games. Click above to watch highlights from the following games Red Bank Catholic 60 Middletown North 41: Steve Lubischer – 5 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD’s + 2 TD passes, Zack Bair – 15 rushes, 107 yards, 2 TD’s + 77 yd. punt return for TD Paramus Catholic 33 Seton Hall Prep 30 (OT): Shelton Applewhite – 182 yards passing, 3 TD’s, Henry Pearson – 111 receiving yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 31 Hillsborough 30: David Usewick – 30 rushes, 124 yards, 3 TD’s Westfield 23 Ridge 7: Tim Alliegro – 195 rushing yards, TD Sayreville 28 Edison 0: Mark Whitford – 10-12, 136 pass yards, TD Howell 55 Freehold Boro 35: Nick Chambers – 17 carries, 173 yards, 2 TD’s, Ashante Worthy – 327 yards rushing, 4 TD’s + 268 yards passing and TD Saint John Vianney 55 Raritan 7: Haaziq Daniels – 8-10, 146 yards, 4 TD passes + 2 TD runs Matawan 20 Red Bank Regional 7: Devonte Spann – 21 carries, 185 yards, 3 TD’s St. Augustine Prep 45 Williamstown 7: Patrick Smith – 11 carries, 154 yards, 2 TD’s Delsea 28 Cedar Creek 20: Tymir Kizee – TD run + TD catch Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have nine more games of action including: St. Joe’s-Montvale at Delbarton, Stellar Prep (CA) at Hun School, Pinelands at Marlboro, Hopewell Valley at Nottingham, Point Pleasant Boro at Lacey Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.