Watch Tuesday 6.15 JSZ Playoff Softball Highlights
It’s a big day in high school softball as spots in the Public state finals are on the line across the state. JSZ has you covered! Check back throughout the day as the highlights come in! Verona 9 Mahwah 8 (12 Innings) | Group 2 State Semifinal Verona punched its ticket to its first-ever state […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 6.12 JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
The group championships for girls lacrosse are here! After a long and arduous season, six state champions were crowned Saturday at Middletown South and Montgomery. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of each one. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Summit 13 | Group 2 Final Chase Boyle and Mia James […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 6.5 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’ve got two sectional semifinals as the lacrosse season reaches the final four after this weekend. Watch big wins for Hunterdon Central and Westfield with your JSZ All-Access pass! Hunterdon Central 13 Westfield 11 | North, Group 4 Semifinals | Boys (4) Hunterdon Central (13-4) defeated (1) Westfield (11-5) to advance to the North Jersey, […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 6.3 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The sectional quarterfinals are underway and we’ve got you covered from areas all over the state. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Westfield 19 Hillsborough 3 | North Group 4 | Boys (1) Westfield (11-4) defeated (9) Hillsborough (5-11) 19-3 to advance to the North, Jersey Group 4 Semifinals. The Blue […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Final Week of 2021 Spring Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the sixth week of the spring season. Our Week 6 baseball and softball polls, our final of the season, are now open. Get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Thursday 5.27 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We are coming down the home stretch of the regular season and JSZ has you covered with plenty of action from the diamond. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Wayne Hills 3 Passaic Tech 0 | Passaic County Tournament Final Wayne Hills will officially add the fourth Passaic County Tournament championship […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 5.22 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
We have highlights of both girls and boys Union County Championships including some of the top teams in the state! Summit 11 Westfield 9 | Union County Boys Final In a battle of two public state powers, Summit (10-0) captured a third straight Union County Title following an 11-9 victory over Westfield (8-4). The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first quarter before going ahead 8-3 at halftime. Westfield would counter as Villanova commit Mack Prybylski and Fairfield bound Aidan McLane both finishing hat tricks would cut the deficit to 9-7 in the fourth. However, Summit tacking on a pair of scores from Holy Cross commit Michael Bonomo in the final minutes would secure the win. Bonomo and Penn commit Luke DiNola each had four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Clark: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Oak Knoll 11 Summit 5 | Union County Girls Final Familiar foes squared off on the campus of Arthur L. Johnson High School, the Royals improved upon their one-point victory from a month ago. An explosion of scoring came late in the first half from Devon Gogerty as she netted three goals and had an assist to put Oak Knoll out in front and the Royals never looked back. It was a team effort to capture the Union County Title as seven different girls scored at least one goal for Oak Knoll. Jane Freeman had two goals for the Hilltoppers in the loss. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Clark:
Brearley softball stuns top seed Westfield in Union County Tournament
Brearley 2 Westfield 1 Ninth seed Brearley (14-1) defeated top seed Westfield (16-1) 2-1 in the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals for a thrilling seventh inning comeback. The Blue Devils were able to get out to a 1-0 lead thanks to a big afternoon from senior Michaela Hobson. Hobson went seven innings on the mound, allowing […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 5.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
County tournament season is well underway and our cameras have coverage of three conference playoff games – two from Union County and one more from Bergen County. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Bergen Catholic 15 Ramapo 7 | Bergen County Tournament Quarterfinal Bergen Catholic (7-5) scored eight unanswered goals from the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 5.19 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We’ve got a walk-off in Westfield and a one-run battle from the CVC Tournament. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch the highlights from two great Wednesday games! Westfield 8 Scotch-Plains Fanwood 7 (10 innings) | Union County Tournament Quarterfinal The Westfield-SPF rivalry now has another instant classic added to its long history. Dylan Berger’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 5.17 JSZ Softball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of exciting Monday afternoon softball matchups for you, highlighting some top teams in North Jersey. Check out our 5.17 coverage below with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Mount St. Dominic 12 Verona 2 (6 Innings) Mount St. Dominic’s 20th game of the season ended in the ninth mercy-rule victory of the year. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 5.13 JSZ LAX Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another evening of exciting lacrosse coverage from around the Garden State. We bring you to the Shore Conference where a 100-plus conference game win streak is snapped followed by Union County’s top two teams each picking up big wins. Enjoy! Trinity Hall 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Peyton […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 5.5 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Wednesday didn’t stop the lacrosse action in New Jersey. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has a double overtime thriller between Pingry and Westfield plus we check out the unbeaten Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs, currently ranked #9 in the state. Watch highlights of both games with your JSZ All-Access pass Westfield 11 Pingry 10 (2OT) | Bristol […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
NJ Devils honor top JSZ Goals + Save from HS Playoffs
The New Jersey Devils showcased the Top Goals and Save from the high school hockey playoffs during their win against the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center. Watch five great goals captured by JSZ cameras! The New Jersey Devils continue to support New Jersey high school hockey during the pandemic. For the second time this season, the Devils showcased top goals by JSZ cameras during the season. The second edition featured the top goals of the high school playoffs along with the top save. The goals were shown during the Devils win over the Philadelphia Flyers at the Prudential Center: Check out the Top 5 Goals and the Top Save from this past high school ice hockey season courtesy of @JSZ_Sports! pic.twitter.com/12mCoucwR0— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) April 27, 2021 Watch all the goals and the great save with slo-mo replays: The JSZ Goal of the Year and Save of the Year based on fan voting earned one of the spots in the Top 5. The other goals were chosen by the Devils and JSZ. We look forward to next season when players will be able to return to the Rock and see their goal on the jumbotron and meet a Devils player before the game who watches the goals and breaks them down. Congratulations to Michael Volpi and AJ Schauder for winning this year’s post-season polls: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Here’s our first edition of NJ Devils Top Goals from the regular season:
Watch Tuesday 4.27 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Cranford 8 Westfield 2 In a battle of two undefeated Union County Conference teams, Cranford (4-0) defeated Westfield (5-1) 8-2. The 2020 Last Dance Tournament Winners and current top ranked team were able to get out to an early 4-0 lead off a two RBI double from Tony Silva in the bottom of the first. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Volleyball or Bust: The 2021 Season
COVID-19 has affected high school athletics as we know it in New Jersey, but no sport was impacted more than Girls Volleyball. Originally played in the Fall, the season was pushed to March for just over a month of play to lead into the Spring sport season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez chronicles what went into making a year like no other on the court: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Williamstown coverage.
North Hunterdon Volleyball Takes North 2, Group 4 Championship
North Hunterdon 2 Westfield 0 | N2G4 Final North Hunterdon (16-2) captured the North 2, Group 4 Title with a dominating 2-0 win over Westfield (14-2). The Lions won both sets 25-12, 25-16 as Junior Tori Kuo had 6 kills and 4 digs while Kyra Hissner finished with four kills, six digs and three aces. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Sunday 4.18 Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
JSZ continues its wall-to-wall weekend wrestling coverage with video highlights from all four Super Regional sites. Sunday saw weight classes 152 through 285 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next weekend’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you team coverage from all four sites with features and highlights. Check back throughout the evening for all of our videos. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. South Region – Cherry Hill East JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights and reaction from the afternoon session: 152 pounds 1st -Cooper Pontelandolfo, Kingsway | 2nd – Matt Hoelke, Highland | 3rd – Greg Croce, Paulsboro | 4th – Jake Slotnick, St. Augustine 160 pounds 1st – Dakota Morris, Kingsway | 2nd – Jurius Clark, Camden Catholic | 3rd – Brock Zurawski, St. Augustine | 4th – Shawn Williams, Paulsboro 170 pounds 1st – Jared Schoppe, Delsea | 2nd – DJ DiPietro, Kingsway | 3rd – Alex Marshall, St. Augustine | 4th – Ray Weed, Absegami 182 pounds 1st – Isaac Dean, Shawnee | 2nd – George Rhodes, Absegami | 3rd – Alex Giordano, Camden Catholic | 4th – Michael Gregg, Collingswood JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the evening session: 195 pounds 1st – Cody Thurston, West Deptford | 2nd – Kevin Pandorf, Kingsway | 3rd – Marcus Hebron, Lower Cape May | 4th – Vincent Ceglie, Lacey Twp. 220 pounds 1st – Mike Misita, Williamstown | 2nd – Shane Whitney, Lower Cape May | Dominic Petracci, Washington Twp. | 4th – Liam Spahn, Deptford 285 pounds 1st – Jeffery Jordan, Audubon | 2nd – Terrance Salami, Holy Cross | 3rd – Jacob Clark, Cinnaminson | 4th – Tino Savaiinaea, Paulsboro Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee and Williamstown coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Central Region – Hunterdon Central RFH Gets Two More Region Titles For the second straight year, Rumson-Fair Haven has a pair of region champions. Max Brignola (152 pounds) and Jack Kelly (182 pounds) captured Super Region titles in their senior year. Brignola had a 5-0 decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee and Kelly had four first-period pins on Sunday at Hunterdon Central. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RFH contingent that will send four total wrestlers to Phillipsburg: 152 pounds 1st – Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Michael McGhee, Shore | 3rd – Tanner Peake, Hunterdon Central | Paul Jakub, Howell Mays Knocks Off Top Seed 2nd seed Hunter Mays scored 11 points in the first period on the way to a 14-3 win over #1 seed Colton Washleski in the 160 pound final. The Pennsylvania transfer gives Howell a region title and now sets his sights on Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on one of the best performances of the weekend: 160 pounds 1st – Hunter Mays, Howell | 2nd – Colton Washleski, Hunterdon Central | 3rd – Adam Coleman, Matawan | 4th – Zander Silva, CBA Portella Makes History RBC’s Sabino Portella scored a two point takedown with 10 seconds remaining to earn a 3-1 win over #1 seed Shay Addison. The 3rd seed becomes the Caseys first back to back region champ since 1974. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the super sophomore in Flemington: 170 pounds 1st – Sabino Portella, Red Bank Catholic | 2nd – Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – DJ Henry, Howell 182 pounds 1st – Jack Kelly, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Brendan Newberry, Wall | 3rd – Josh Beigman, Hopewell Valley | 4th – Jared Tracey, Ocean Twp. 195 pounds 1st – Blake Clayton, St. John Vianney | 2nd – Hunter Skove, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – Gavin Claro, Manalapan | 4th – Brian LaCross, Hopewell Valley 220 pounds 1st – Bryan Bonilla, Hightstown | 2nd – Chimdindu Molokwu, Jackson Liberty | 3rd – Raymond Santiago, Colts Neck | 4th – Nico Cerbo, Middletown North 285 pounds 1st – John O’Donnell, Toms River North | 2nd – David Szuba, Brick Memorial | 3rd – Joseph Teresi, Ocean Township | 4th – Matthew Jannucci, Colts Neck North 1 Region – Mount Olive JSZ’s Jay Cook has coverage, highlights and interviews from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Nate Camiscioli, Bergen Catholic | 2nd – Tyler Pizzi, Pascack Valley | 3rd – Steven Dalling, Kittatinny | 4th – Nicolino Berlingieri, Northern Highlands 160 Pounds 1st – Eric Freeman, Paramus | 2nd – Nicholas Franco, Paramus Catholic | 3rd – Roberto Padilla, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Luke Ciampa, Jefferson 170 Pounds 1st – Michael Dellagatta, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus | 3rd – Justin Onello, Bergen Catholic | 4th – Hunter Perez, Mount Olive 182 Pounds 1st – Brian Soldano, High Point | 2nd – Justin Chrostowski, Butler | 3rd – Jack Farinaro, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Casey Allen, Emerson Boro 195 Pounds 1st – Nick Lodato, Pope John XXIII | 2nd – Alex Kostantas, Pascack Hills | 3rd – AJ Fricchione, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Darin Donellan, Paramus Catholic 220 Pounds 1st – Michael Toranzo, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Remy Brancato, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Jackson Crawn, Kittatinny | 4th – Jack Stoll, Pope John XXIII 285 Pounds 1st – Max Acciardi, Paramus Catholic | 2nd – Dominick Brogna, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Robby Chetirkin, Wayne Valley | 4th – Joseph Abill, Clifton Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. North 2 Region – Union JSZ’s Ken Bradley has highlights and reaction from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton | 2nd – Colę Carroll, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Ówen Disbrow, St. Thomas Aquinas | 4th – Michael Murphy, Westfield 160 Pounds 1st – Blake Bahna, Watchung Hills | 2nd – Louis Cerchio, Delbarton | 3rd – Dylan Weaver, Lyndhurst | 4th – Joshua Palacio, North Bergen 170 Pounds 1st – Colin Calvetti, Delbarton | 2nd – James Holder, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Brett Miller, Bound Brook | 4th – Stratos Kantanas, Livingston 182 Pounds 1st – Zachary Andruchowitz, Bloomfield | 2nd – Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Alex Uryniak, North Hunterdon | 4th – Nicholas Olivieri, Delbarton 195 Pounds 1st – Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep | 2nd – Thomas Renna, South Plainfield | 3rd – Shane Kanterman, Cranford | 4th – Robert Lerner, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 220 Pounds 1st – David Pierson, Phillipsburg | 2nd – Andrew Franklin, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Jarett Pantuso, Warren Hills | 4th – Jacob Leiva, Cliffside Park 285 Pounds 1st – Liam Akers, North Hunterdon | 2nd – Hunter Seubert, Watchung Hills | 3rd – Tyler McCartharn, Warren Hills | 4th – Ricky Perez, North Bergen
Westfield Volleyball Takes Union County Final
Westfield 2 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1 | Union County Final Westfield (12-1) won their first Union County Title since 2017 with an electric 2-1 comeback victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood (9-4). The top seeded Blue Devils trailed 25-22 after the first set following a spectacular performance from Adelina Berisha, who would finish with 19 kills. However, Westfield […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Westfield Volleyball Wins Six Straight!
Westfield 2 Union 1 Westfield (8-1) defeated Union (2-7) 2-1 to extend their win streak to six games. The Blue Devils fell behind 25-17 in the first set but took the second and third 25-11 and 25-13. Gianna Mangiamele finished with eight kills and 12 digs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Union: Thank […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Hockey Goal and Save of the Year!
The cups have been handed out, and now it’s time to vote on the top JSZ hockey moments of 2021! We have polls up for Goal of the Year (second half of the season) and Save of the Year (entire season). Vote as often as you’d like, before our polls close at 3pm on Sunday. Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out our Top Goals from the first half of the season below. The players were honored virtually by the New Jersey Devils! Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The Gordon Cup is underway while the public schools gear up for their Cup tournaments next week. JSZ has a pair of outstanding matchups on the ice! (3) Don Bosco Prep 4 (6) Delbarton 1 | Gordon Cup Quarterfinal Don Bosco was missing three of their top players Thursday night but didn’t miss a single […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 2.24 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It’s a busy night on the hardwood with more tremendous games all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the action! Camden Catholic 50 Lenape 46 | Boys Irish senior Lucas Dunn erupted for a game-high 26 points, as Camden Catholic edged the Indians in Olympic Conference action. Temple commit […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Westfield hockey notches Cranford for back to back wins
Westfield 3 Cranford 1 Westfield (6-1-1) picked up their second straight win following a 3-1 victory over Cranford (1-4). Spencer Brown, John McDonald and Greg Oliveri all found net for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfiel coverage. To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 1.19 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Westfield 8 West Essex 1 Westfield (2-0) defeated West Essex (2-2) 8-1 in a McInnus Division showdown. Matteo Macheno and Thomas Conrad would get the Blue Devils on the board early in the first and both would finish with two goals each. Greg Oliveri also added a pair of scores. Westfield has scored 12 goals […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ 2021 Hockey Previews
Believe it or not, we’ve made it to the start of the high school hockey season in New Jersey. JSZ’s team of multimedia journalists are stopping by rinks all over as teams in the Garden State prepare for the start of the 2021 season on Jan. 15. Bookmark this page as we upload new previews daily leading up to the first puck drop next week! Christian Brothers Academy The defending Gordon Cup and state champions will not get a chance to defend their state crown at the Rock but paying for the school’s 10th Gordon Conference championship is plenty of incentive. With 2020 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year John Donohoe back in net, the Colts are expected to roll our four lines that are all capable of finding the net and a solid blueline anchored by captains Colin Grable and Lucas Salas. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis wraps up our hockey previews with a look at CBA: Don Bosco Prep Despite winning 20 games and making it to three tournament finals, Don Bosco has a chip on its shoulder coming into the new year. The Ironmen are bigger, faster and stronger in 2021, and don’t plan on falling short with as they’ll deploy a high-powered offense and a physical defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview: Rumson-Fair Haven Eric Zullo’s first season as RFH head coach saw the Bulldogs take a big step forward as a state ranked public school program thanks to a 16-3-3 record that featured a spot in the Public “C” quarterfinals and a Shore Conference Hanchden Cup championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to the Red Bank Armory to learn more about the 2021 Bulldogs: Bergen Catholic 2020 was a year that saw Bergen Catholic take a major step forward into becoming a state power. The Crusaders won their first Bergen County Tournament title, yet fell short in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public tournaments. Their sights are set on the state’s No. 1 ranking in 2021 behind an electric offense led by Aram Minnetian. JSZ’s Jay Cook features the Crusaders from Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine The Hermits are eager to get back on the ice after opening round exits in the Gordon Cup and the state playoffs last season. St. Augustine finished .500 a year ago, and will count on a handful of key seniors to help the team compete in 2021. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits from The Igloo in Mt. Laurel: Morris Knolls After winning two straight Public A state titles and with 10 seniors returning to the mix, Morris Knolls has all the makings of entering 2021 as potentially the state’s top public school team. Jason Kwestel, Andrew Ryan and Tim Kepler will all wear C’s on their sweaters this year. With no state tournament this season, Knolls is wholly focused on winning the 2021 Mennen Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by Aspen Ice in Randolph to preview the Golden Eagles: Westfield Finishing (15-8-2), Westfield fell short in the Union County Tournament final and was a game away from playing in Newark for a Public B championship in 2020. The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors but have a bevy of upperclassmen stepping into starting roles this year, which could be a determining factor in finishing during high-pressure situations. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the preview: Thank you to the office of Assemblymen Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Gloucester Catholic The Rams have reached the state semifinals the last three years in a row, and are looking to take the next step by capturing a Gordon Cup title this winter. Defenseman Jake Grace leads an experienced GC senior class, with the Rams hoping a talented group of sophomores will step into the spotlight this year. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Hollydell Ice Arena: Gloucester Catholic coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach The Warriors have won three straight Shore Conference Cups and will be challenged to go 4 for 4 with the departure of All-Zoners Matt Franzoni and Anthony Dowd but there’s still a lot of talent on the roster headlined by the Farinacci brothers (twins Michael and Chris along with James). Cousin John Farinacci fresh off a gold medal with Team USA at the World Juniors made an appearance at Warriors practice giving the team a big boost as they work towards the start of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall: Delbarton After securing only 10 wins and finishing the year at .500 last season, Delbarton is gladly turning the page to 2021. At least nine freshman and numerous other underclassmen saw significant ice time for the Green Wave in 2020 – but with a year of experience under their belts, head coach Bruce Shatel is expecting a turnaround season. Anchoring Delbarton this year will be talented senior goalie Brett Cleaves. JSZ’s Jay Cook makes the pit stop at Aspen Ice to preview Delbarton:
Watch Tuesday 10.20 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another great evening of soccer coverage as our cameras continue to capture the best highlights from the Garden State. Pinelands 2 Lacey 1 (2OT) | Boys Johnny Hart scored on a bending free kick with two minutes left in double overtime to lift the Wildcats over the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 10.10 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with plenty of thrilling action all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the highlights! St. Peter’s Prep 21 Don Bosco 7 The rematch of last year’s Non-Public Group 4 championship was defined by a dominant defense effort courtesy of the reigning champions. The St. Peter’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 10.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Before we turn to the gridiron over the weekend, the JSZ team has highlights from three in-conference matchups. Stay tuned for our coverage as it pours in! Rumson-Fair Haven 8 RBC 0 | Boys Luke Pentikis had three goals and an assist to lead a second straight dominating game by the Bulldogs. RFH had a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Watch Wednesday 3.4 JSZ State Semifinal Ice Hockey Highlights
Before we head to the Prudential Center on Monday, March 9 for state finals, JSZ has you covered with semifinal action from each ice hockey playoff bracket. Wednesday’s action includes all of Public A & B along with one of the two Non-Public games. Enjoy! CBA 2 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Non-Public Derek Contessa’s goal with :18 seconds left in the second period was all that John Donohoe needed to get CBA back to the state finals for the first time since 2016. Donohoe delivered 18 saves for his fifth shutout in the last seven games. Evan Brown added a power-play goal in the third period to give the Colts their 19th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and post-game reaction from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance Montclair 3 Hunterdon Central 2 (OT) | Public A Kellum Foster-Palmer scored 7:20 into overtime to send the Mounties to the state championship for the first time since 1998. Montclair got goals from Brett Janifer and Mark Rechan early in the first period to race out to a 2-0 lead. Hunterdon Central rallied in the third period with goals from Peyton Miller and Darin Michaels to draw even. Foster-Palmer’s game-winner came on the power play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a thriller in Morristown: Morris Knolls 8 Jackson Liberty 1 | Public A Defending Champions Morris Knolls (1) defeated Jackson Liberty (5) 8-1 to return to the Public A State Final. Jason Kwestel finished with three goals and an assist while Freshman goalie Elliot Marken had 27 saves for the Golden Eagles. They will take on Montclair in the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Randolph 5 Middletown South 0 | Public B Randolph, which has consistently been the best public school team in the state this entire season, punched its ticket to The Rock after a dominant shutout effort over Middletown South. Ben Yurchuk stole the show with a four point performance (2 G’s, 2 A’s) in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Ridge 5 Westfield 1 | Public B The reigning Public B state champions, Ridge, will get the opportunity to officially defend their state title Monday at the Prudential Center after rolling past Westfield in the semifinals. Ridge opened the game with three straight goals, two of those courtesy of Reese Judson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena:
Watch Tuesday 3.3 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
It’s a jam-packed night with opening round playoff action all across the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the exciting highlights! Hightstown 65 Monroe 57 | Boys | Central Group 4 Hightstown (5) advanced to the Central Group 4 Quarterfinals with a 65-47 victory over Monroe (12). The Rams were locked into a tight back and forth battle before jumping out to and maintaining an eight point lead in the fourth quarter. Daron Pierre finished with 13 points while Nicky Desmond had 20. Monroe’s Andrew Turco would end the night with 30 points. Hightstown will face South Brunswick (4) in the next round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Monroe coverage. Westfield 73 North Hunterdon 57 | Boys | North 2 Group 4 No. 4 seed Westfield employed marksmanship-level accuracy from beyond the arc Tuesday night as the Blue Devils nailed 11 three-pointers in a win over 13th-seeded North Hunterdon. Griffin Rooney pumped in a team-high 23 points while Colin Freer followed him up with 20 points. The Lions’ Wes Reinagel ended his high school career with a game-high 28 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils is brought to you all year long by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Cherry Hill East 47 Shawnee 29 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Cougars pulled away in the second half to advance to the sectional quarterfinals. Drew Greene led the way for East with 15 points, while Ryan Greene scored 13 points. John White scored a team-high nine points for the Renegades in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 60 AL Johnson 45 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 2 Geoff Schroeder had 26 points and Jack Carroll added 17 points, 8 rebounds and five blocked shots to give the Bulldogs a spot in the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals and a third showdown with Shore Conference champion Manasquan. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Clark: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Eastern 58 Rancocas Valley 54 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Vikings held off a second-half rally from the Red Devils to punch its ticket to the S.J. Group 4 quarterfinals. Zubair Lee shined with a team-high 17 points to lead a balanced Eastern attack. Javontae Jones poured in a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 82 Rancocas Valley 55 | Girls | South Jersey Group 4 A second half surge paced by 14 three pointers stretched the lead for the Lady Jags as they cruise by the Red Devils. Kristina Donza lead the Jags with 30 points as 21 came from beyond the arc. She also had 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Donza had help from all avenues as Ally Vella had a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, Rachel Capua had 20 points and 6 rebounds, Bianca Giordano had 11 assists and freshman Zoie Maffei had 13 points. Kayla Williams put up 21 points for Rancocas Valley in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you from Louro Chiropractic Center!
Watch Wednesday 2.26 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
The action continues to heat up before the start of the state playoffs, with semifinal games in the Union County Tournament, the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament and the Mercer County Tournament. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! The Patrick School 59 Linden 36 | Union County Tournament Semifinal The Patrick School, seeded as the top team in Union County, received points from 12 different players in Tuesdays semifinal win over fourth-seeded Linden. Jonathan Kuminga, Zarique Nutter, Adama Sanogo and Noah Farrakhan helped fuel the win. The Celtics are set to face off against rival Roselle Catholic in the finals on Saturday evening. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Roselle Catholic 52 Elizabeth 46 | Union County Tournament Semifinal Florida commit Niels Lane was seemingly always in the fast lane Tuesday night as his team-high 15 points helped Roselle Catholic reach the Union County Final for the third straight season. Corey Floyd, Jr. and Cliff Omoruyi each reached double-figured in the win. This sets up a major showdown against The Patrick School as Roselle Catholic will look to defend two consecutive county championship seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Trenton Catholic 85 Hightstown 63 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Trenton Catholic (4) defeated top seeded Hightstown (1) to advance to the program’s seventh straight Mercer County Title. The reigning MCT Champs were led by VCU commit Jamir Watkins who finished with 28 points. The Iron Mike’s will face Nottingham (3) in the Championship Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Hightstown coverage. Nottingham 61 Robbinsville 47 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Nottingham (3) advanced to the Mercer County Tournament final with an upset victory over Robbinsville (2). The Northstars were locked into a close battle with Robbinsville early on, as the game was tied at nine after the first quarter. Kishawn Douragh would be a spark plug for Nottingham in the second half, ending the night with 18 points. The Northstars will face fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage. St. Augustine 65 Mainland 41 |Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Hermits trailed by eight after the first quarter, but dominated the second and third quarters to punch a ticket to the Cape-Atlantic League title game. Matt Delaney led the Prep with 19 points. Elmarko Jackson added 16 points in the victory. Jaquan Mace scored 12 points for the Mustangs in the loss. St. Augustine will face Wildwood Catholic in the CAL Tournament final on Saturday at Stockton University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Galloway: Wildwood Catholic 61 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 47 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Crusaders take the rubber match with the Wildcats and set a date with St. Augustine in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament final. It was a back-and-forth contest for three quarters, but Wildwood Catholic exploded in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Taj Thweatt put together a monster night, scoring 25 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Galloway:
Westfield’s Caroline Dwyer Wins North Game Ball!
It seems on any given night, any player in Westfield’s lineup can get the call and go on to lead the team in scoring. On Feb. 18, senior Caroline Dwyer stepped up with a game-high 23 points and led the Blue Devils to a win in the Union County Tournament over Dayton. Dwyer was nominated for the JSZ North Jersey game ball and brought home the honor after 3,198 votes (63.6 percent). JSZ’s Jay Cook caught up with the Blue Devils for the presentation: Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
St. John Vianney 70 St. Rose 63 | Girls | Shore Conference Semifinal The Lancers stay red-hot as they top the Purple Roses to reach its fifth-straight Shore Conference Tournament Final. Madison St. Rose turned in another star-making performance, scoring a game-high 36 points in the win. Florida-commit Brynn Farrell scored a team-high 32 points in the loss. St. John Vianney will play Manchester Township in the Shore Conference Tournament Final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: Coverage of St. John Vianney is brought to you by Reach Your Potential Training. Manchester 63 Red Bank Catholic 43| Girls | Shore Conference Semifinals Though defending champions, the Manchester Hawks came into the Shore Conference Tournament as the #2 seed. A dominant win over RBC was a full team effort lead by the double-double from junior forward Destiny Adams. Adams finished with 22 points and 19 rebounds. The Hawks will once again take on St. John Vianney in the final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Tom’s River: Coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness Gloucester Catholic 63 Deptford 41 | Boys The Rams spoiled the Spartans’ senior night, cruising to a Tri-County Conference victory. Ryan Roney and Cade Regan each scored 13 points for GC, which will open the Non-Public B South playoffs against Holy Cross next week. Kevin Eli scored a game-high 17 points for Deptford in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. Westfield 40 Oak Knoll 36 | Girls | Union County Semifinals Top-seeded Westfield continues to roll through Union County. The Blue Devils won their 15th straight game and haven’t lost in a month yet certainly had their hands full against a tough Oak Knoll tea. Caroline Dwyer led the Blue Devils with 13 points while Princeton commit Paige Morton also dropped 13 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rahway: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 8 Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 8’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Watchung Hills’ Heather Laffan and Bound Brook’s Cam’Rom Summers each brought home JSZ North Jersey game balls last week. Watch their presentations!
Vote Now For JSZ North Jersey Week 7 Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 7’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and we’ll pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. He’ll also reach out to the respective head coach of the winning player. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 2.14 JSZ Sectional Championship Wrestling Highlights
The hardware isn’t just handed out; it’s earned. JSZ has coverage of team playoff wrestling sectional finals from all over the state. Delbarton 49 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 15 | Non-Public A North Final Delbarton’s dominant run throughout the state playoffs continued Friday night as the Green Wave won their first sectional title since the 2011 season. Delbarton — the consensus No. 1 ranked team in New Jersey — has outscored its competition 164-17 through three playoff matches. They’ll face St. Augustine in the Non-Public A final Sunday in Toms River. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Watchung Hills 37 Westfield 27 | North 2 Group 5 Final Ethan Colello scored a tech fall at 106 pounds and Dylan Kolakowski clinched the championship with a pin at 113 to give the Warriors a third straight sectional title. Westfield jumped out to a 12-0 lead early but the Warriors got pins from Jack Murray and Gerard Aroneo to take the lead back. Leading 26-21 with three bouts to go, Colello and Kolakowski closed out the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Paulsboro 46 Woodstown 19 | South Jersey Group 1 Final The Red Raiders did it for Brandon. Defending 170-pound state champion and Virginia Tech commit Brandon Green has been in the hospital for almost two weeks, and Paulsboro has been rallying to push on through the playoffs. The Red Raiders took down the Wolverines to win their 12th consecutive sectional championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel the highlights and reaction from an emotional night in Woodstown: West Deptford 39 Haddonfield 21 | South Jersey Group 2 Final The Eagles win back-to-back sectional titles for the first time in program history in a back-and-forth battle against the Bulldogs. West Deptford led early but lost four consecutive bouts and trailed halfway through the match. Cody Thurston (195), Tion Cherry (285), and Justin Monzo-Hull (120) picked up huge pins down the stretch to clinch the title for the Eagles. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from West Deptford: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Southern 36 Howell 30 | South Jersey Group 5 Final The clash of two Shore Conference and New Jersey powerhouses was a blow for blow battle! A 7-7 split in the 14 bouts came down to the last match and freshman Cole Velardi delivered for the Rams. With a pin in the final bout, Velardi secured the win for Southern, they won their third sectional championship in a row and fourteenth all time. Conor Collins, Eddie Hummel, Cole Velardi, Robert Woodcock and JT Cornelius won by fall for the Rams. Paul Jakub won by fall while Nick Cerulli and Shane Rietsma won by tech fall in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Farmingdale:
Puskar’s hat trick and between the legs goal leads Summit to Union County Championship
Jake Puskar provides all the offense for Summit at Warinanco Skating Center. Puskar’s hat trick was capped off with one of the most amazing goals you’ll ever see. Watch JSZ’s highlights of the Hilltoppers 3-1 win over Westfield NOW Summit 3 Westfield 1 | Union County Championship Jake Puskar scored a goal in all three periods capped off by a dazzling between the legs goal to give the Hilltoppers a second straight Union County title. Puskar scored in the opening minute of the second period off a feed from Greg Spitznagel to give Summit a 2-0 lead. Dan McDonald got Westfield on the board with a power-play goal a couple of minutes later to make it 2-1. Hilltoppers goalie Nikita Pryymak would not surrender any more goals thanks to his 20 saves. Puskar’s insurance goal is a must-see. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Watch Monday 1.13 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got another week of hockey! JSZ brings you plenty of puck coverage from rinks in Essex, Mercer and Monmouth counties. Stay tuned with us throughout the night for the highlights! Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Jackson Liberty 0 Ryan Croddick scored a pair of goals as RFH knocks off a 9-win Lions squad on Monday night. RFH scored three goals in the span of 3:45 in the second period to notch the win. The Bulldogs outshot the Lions 30-9. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Hopewell Valley 5 St. Rose 5 St. Rose (6-0-4) had their undefeated season put to the test in Monday’s matchup with 7-4 Hopewell Valley. Following two early goals from Sean Grant, Hopewell battled back to cut the lead to 3-2 in the second period. However, as both teams traded four goals in the final two minutes St. Rose led 5-4 going into the third. With 1:31 left in regulation Roman Vitolo picking up his second score tied the game late and unfortunately there was not enough time for a thrilling conclusion. Michael Boyer also finished with two goals for Hopewell Valley. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage. Westfield 2 Livingston 2 A McInnis Division showdown in the NJIIHL ended in a tie. Both Westfield and Livingston traded in the final 17 minutes of this game as the contest ends in a draw. Dylan Foley and Michael Mumm scored for the Lancers as the Blue Devils got goals from Spencer Brown and Matteo Mancheno. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange: JSZ’s coverage of Westfield athletics all year long is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch Sunday 12.29 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Holiday hoops week continues with action all around the state. Check back throughout the day for all of the highlights! Rahway 43 Westfield 42 | Kowal Tournament Final Amari Thompson knocked down a three-pointer late in the game to help the host school Indians rally from seven points down in the final three minutes to win the Butch Kowal Tournament. Thompson’s triple gave Rahway a 41-40 lead. After Westfield took the lead in the final minute, Ernest Carter sank two free throws and Rahway came up with a stop to earn the tournament title. Jordan Bell led the Indians with 12 points. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Delran 50 Collingswood 40 | Collingswood Holiday Tournament Final Tommy Murphy scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Bears to the Collingswood Holiday Tournament title. Glen Morrison added 12 points, while Ahmed Johnson scored 10 in the victory. Mekhi Bassett led the Panthers with 16 points in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Collingswood: Trenton Catholic 64 Franklin 42 – Girls Basketball In one of the year’s must-see girls basketball games, Trenton Catholic defeated reigning back-to-back Tournament of Champions winner Franklin 64-42. The Lady Mikes, led by University of Central Florida commit Maniya Custis and West Virginia University bound Giana Hernandez-Boulden, ended the first quarter with a 15-13 lead before going up by as many as 20. Custis had 10 points while Hernandez-Boulden finished with 11 points and eight rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage.
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Watch Monday 12.10 JSZ Hockey Highlights
It’s Monday night ice on Jersey Sports Zone as we bring you a pair of games. Don Bosco Prep continues to look sharp early in the season plus we pay a visit to the Red Bank Armory where Rumson-Fair Haven scored its second straight win in dominant fashion. Don Bosco 3 Delbarton 1 Hockey fans were treated to a possible playoff matchup in Wanye on Monday night. Don Bosco handed Delbarton their second loss of the season to improve to 3-0. Junior Connor Sedlak’s pass to Brendan Flaterhy late in the first period gave the Ironmen a 1-0 lead, Sedlak added scores in the second and third period. Delbarton goalie Brett Cleaves finished with 20 saves while Bosco’s Ethan Marich had 23. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Westfield 1 Sam Catalano scored two goals and the Bulldogs used a balanced attack to roll to a 2-0 start. RFH raced out to a 3-0 lead and pulled away early in the third period with three more goals. Rumson has outscored its first two opponents 16-1. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Vote now for JSZ’s 2019 Football Plays of the Year!
As we get ready for the Regional Championships and the end of the high school football season, JSZ has gone deep in its archives to pick out the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2019 football season. We’ve got seven categories for you to vote on. The polls are open NOW through Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. The winner of each category will get an invite to Jersey Sports Zone’s third annual football banquet on December 11 in Woodbridge. Thank you again to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible plays to choose from. Watch all the videos below and cast your vote now! TD Run of the Year Take Our Poll TD Pass Play of the Year Take Our Poll Defensive TD of the Year Take Our Poll Special Teams TD of the Year Take Our Poll Sack of the Year Take Our Poll Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll Viewers Choice Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ’s Top Play Belt winners from the regular season are not in the Plays of the Year. Those winners will be invited to the banquet and be honored along with our Plays of the Year winners. JSZ 2019 Top Play Belt Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, Pingry Week 1: Thomas Amankwaa, Hillsborough Week 2: David Hicks, Red Bank Regional Week 3: Nate Summerville, Shawnee Week 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan Catholic Week 5: Nasir Abney, Holy Cross Week 6: Mike Cassanata, Wayne Hills Week 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Week 8: Jake Cook, Mainland Week 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial
Vote now for a playoff edition of JSZ Top Plays!
The New Jersey high school football playoffs are here and Jersey Sports Zone got some big moments from the opening round. We have the Top Plays captured by our cameras (with some help of a viral video courtesy of Monroe High!). Watch the best of the best from Week 9 and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will win the JSZ Top Play Belt. Thanks to the athletes we cover for another batch of outstanding highlights! Take Our Poll Thanks to QuickChek for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs. Don’t forget to head to QuickChek and use our Buy One Get One Free Ciabatta! Last Week’s Top Play Winner Thanks to everyone at Mainland who voted for Jake Cook to win the Top Play Belt along with his teammates Sean Bradley who earned a JSZ Game Ball:
Watch Saturday 11.9 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
The opening round of the state playoffs concludes with Saturday action all around the state. JSZ has two fourth-quarter rallies, an upset by Notre Dame and a revenge win for Ocean City. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action Westfield 27 Bridgewater-Raritan 23 | North 1 Group 5 The Blue Devils rallied from a 23-0 deficit late in the third quarter to put together 27 unanswered points and one of the great comebacks in NJ high school football playoff history. Hank Shapiro threw for 317 yards and 3 TD passes including the 29-yard TD pass to Griffin Rooney on the game-winner. Rooney and John Czarnecki both topped 100 yards receiving in the win. Westfield will take on top seed Ridgewood in the sectional semifinal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the most exciting games of 2019: Jersey Sports Zone brought you this incredible game thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Bridgewater-Raritan) and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield). Notre Dame 34 Delbarton 31 | Non-Public Group 4 Notre Dame (9) captured its first playoff win since 2004 with a 34-31 victory over Delbarton (8). The Irish got a lift from running back Cortaz Williams who finished with 210 rushing yards, four touchdowns and an interception. ND advances to face St. Peter’s Prep (1) in the quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Special thanks to Tip of the Spear Football for sponsoring our Delbarton coverage. Irvington 22 Cranford 21 | North 1 Group 4 The Blue Knights rally for 14 fourth-quarter points capped off by a Taiyon Battle touchdown run with 2:16 left in the game to rally into the sectional semifinal. Connor Katz threw three first-half touchdown passes to give the Cougars a 21-8 halftime lead but Irvington got a 50-yard TD from AJ Henderson and Battle’s game-winner to earn a date with top seed Northern Highland in round two. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the comeback from Irvington: Thanks to Quick Chek for supporting JSZ’s high school football playoff coverage Ocean City 21 Mainland 14 | South Group 4 Just eight days after losing to the Mustangs 21-6, the Red Raiders exacted revenge against their rivals. Joe Repetti threw two touchdown passes to Jake Schneider and ran for a score to lead the way for Ocean City. Zack Graziotto threw two touchdown passes for Mainland in the loss. The Mustangs had the ball inside the Red Raiders ten yard line with under a minute left, but Chris Armstrong recovered a fumble to seal the win for OC. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Ocean City earned its first playoff win since 2001: Paramus Catholic 42 St. Joseph (Met.) 7 | Non-Public Group 4 Paramus Catholic might be the No. 10 seed in the Non-Public Group 4 bracket, but the Paladins sure didn’t play like it. Michael Hudson was thrust into the starting quarterback role Saturday and led the way with a four-touchdown performance in a blowout win against No. 7 seed St. Joseph. The Paladins will face No. 2 St. Joe’s (Mont.) next Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Metuchen: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek. Hillside 36 Cinnaminson 2 | South Group 2 Hillside has a habit of jumping up five scores on their opponent before halftime — it was the opposite on Saturday as the Comets exploded for 36 points in the second half to blowout Cinnaminson in the opening round of the state playoffs. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hillside: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is provided by NJM Insurance. Delran 29 Manasquan 14 | South Group 2 University of Michigan commit R.J. Moten’s 51-yard touchdown late in the first quarter was the spark fifth-seeded Delran used fly right past No. 4 seed Manasquan in the opening round of the state playoffs. Dustin Desher, Eren Ibas, Jake Bauman and Kenny Fletcher all contributed to a Bears attack that outgained Manasquan 334-157. Delran advances and will face top-seeded West Deptford next Friday. JSZ has the highlights from Manasquan: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek. Paulsboro 20 Glassboro 14 | South Group 1 The Red Raiders jumped out to an early 12-0 lead over the Bulldogs, but needed a stout defensive effort in the second half to preserve the win. Bhayshul Tuten scored twice for the Red Raiders to highlight a productive day on the ground. Paulsboro advances to the Group 1 South semifinals and will host 3-seed Gateway next Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paulsboro: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek.
An incredible array of big moments vie for JSZ Week 8 Top Play Belt
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 8 Top Plays features last-second heroics and great individual efforts from all around the Garden State. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s JSZ Top Play Belt Congratulations to the amazing Jada Byers of St. Joe-Hammonton for winning last week’s vote
Watch Saturday 11.2 JSZ Football Highlights
That’s a wrap on the regular season! Week 8 finishes up with some terrific games, as teams jockey for playoff positioning. We’ve got nine outstanding games including two major upsets in North Jersey, a last second thriller at Montclair plus two South Jersey thrillers. Watch our Teaser then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Joe’s (Mont.) 24 St. Peter’s Prep 6 An uncharacteristic two-game losing skid for St. Joe’s quickly came to a halt underneath the lights Saturday night in Jersey City. The Green Knights silenced their doubters and got back to their brand of football to beat the state’s No. 1 ranked team in nearly flawless fashion. Star junior tailback Audric Estime found pay dirt twice while the St. Joe’s defense limited St. Peter’s Prep to only 171 yards of offense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. DePaul 31 Bergen Catholic 28 There have been upsets all season long in the Super Football Conference, so why not close out the 2019 regular season with one of the most significant. After hovering around a .500 record for most of the season, DePaul delivered their best game of the year to defeat a Top-Three program in Bergen Catholic. DePaul QB Andrew Butler accounted for three total touchdowns in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics: Montclair 24 Irvington 21 Shawn Collins made a 16-yard TD catch over the middle with :04 left to give Montclair a dramatic three-point win. The Rutgers commit had two TD catches and a pair of quarterback sacks. Mike Robinson had three TD passes in the win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from one of the great finishes from 2019: North Brunswick 38 Westfield 21 North Brunswick capped off the regular season with an impressive 38-21 victory over Westfield. The Raiders were able to outscore Lehigh University commit Hank Shapiro thanks to a great day of rushing from running back Myles Bailey, who would finish with 140 yards and a touchdown. North Brunswick enters the playoffs on a seven-game win streak and should be a number one seed in Group 5. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Penns Grove 27 Salem 21 The Red Devils held off a furious Rams comeback attempt to stay undefeated on the season at (9-0). Makhi Scott made a game-saving tackle near the goal line as time expired. Nasir Robinson led the way offensively for Penns Grove, scoring three touchdowns. Kaciir Street scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter, as Salem rallied from a 27-6 deficit but came up just short. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Carneys Point: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 22 Holy Spirit 19 The rematch of last year’s Non-Public Group 2 Final exceeded expectations as the Wildcats (8-1) engineered a fourth quarter comeback to beat the Spartans (4-4). Trailing 19-7, Jayden Shertel threw TD passes to Cohl Mercado and Amhad Ross on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter to give St. Joe a late 22-19 lead. Chase Lomax forced a fumble near the goal line with 40 seconds left to seal the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Bill Bendig Memorial Football Field: Peddie 41 Blair Academy 7 Matt Sluka had 22 carries for 260 yards and three TD’s on the ground and added one more via the air. The Falcons completed a perfect (8-0) season for the first time since 1988 and captured the MAPL title. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Peddie all year long Mater Dei Prep 17 Manalapan 0 Clarence Lewis and Naran Buntin had long TD’s in the second half and the Mater Dei Prep defense was dominant to close out the regular season. Leading 3-0 at the half, the Seraphs Alex Brown threw a 67 yard bomb to Lewis to make it a 10-0 game at the end of three. Buntin closed out the scoring with a 60-yard run on a jet sweep. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Red Bank Regional 42 Monmouth Regional 13 Makai Mickens returned from a knee injury to score two touchdowns and Jack Chamberlain had two TD runs and two TD passes to give RBR its 5th win of the season. Mickens was feared to miss his entire senior season when he suffered an injury in June but his rehab allowed him to get back on the field for the Bucs regular-season finale. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional
Catch Them If You Can: Week Seven’s Top Plays from JSZ
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 7 Top Plays features plenty of star power. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner Congratulations to Wayne Hills’ Mike Casasanta for winning the Week 6 Top Play Belt and thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch Friday 10.25 JSZ Football Highlights
The penultimate week of the regular season features some great match-ups all over the state. We’ve got nine games of action from every part of New Jersey. Watch our teaser to get a taste of our coverage and then scroll down to watch all of our extended highlights and interviews! Westfield 20 Phillipsburg 14 (OT) Phillipsburg (7-0) had been steamrolling opponents in 2019 but met their match and more Friday night as Westfield (4-2) and its dynamic passing attack handed the Stateliners their first loss of 2019. Griffin Rooney hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Hank Shapiro to seal the win in this classic Mid-State 38 battle. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the thrilling highlights and post-game reaction from Phillipsburg: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this heart-pounding game thanks to two loyal sponsors. Here’s to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield) and the Garnet Booster Club (Phillipsburg) for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage tonight! Red Bank Catholic 27 Donovan Catholic 16 Anthony Borriello threw a 39-yard TD pass to Kevin Bauman and added a 30-yard TD run early in the 4th quarter as the Caseys score 20 straight points in the second half to hand the Griffins their first loss of the season. Elijah Jules had a pair of TD runs for Red Bank Catholic who improve to 4-3 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of Week 7’s marquee matchups: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. JSI is the reason we can bring you Caseys highlights in all sports all year long! Union 51 Bridgewater-Raritan 35 Many wondered how two of the best programs in the Mid-State 38 would matchup in a late season meeting, but no one could have predicted the offensive performance that would take place in Bridgewater. A first half that saw no punts had Union leading the Panthers 31-28. In the third quarter the Farmers would get a stop that eventually led to 14 unanswered points and proved to be a deciding factor entering the fourth quarter. Union quarterback Andrew Sanborn finished with 265 passing yards and four touchdowns while Bridgewater-Raritan quarterback Alex Fromberg had 274 yards and four touchdowns as well. Union stays undefeated at 8-0 while the Panthers drop to 4-4. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage. Williamstown 17 Shawnee 0 The Braves recorded their fifth shutout of the season with a win on the road against the Renegades. Dougie Brown ran for a touchdown to give Williamstown a 7-0 halftime lead, before Brendan Amico kicked a field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 in the third quarter. The Braves stopped Shawnee on a late fourth quarter drive, and then Chris Forman scored a touchdown to serve as an exclamation point. Williamstown stays undefeated at (8-0). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen Catholic 50 Paramus Catholic 12 Bergen Catholic continues to roll. The Crusaders notched their most lopsided victory of 2019 Friday night on the heels of great defense and a suffocating rushing attack. Ryan Butler and Amar Gist each tallied a pair of touchdowns while AJ Longo, Tywone Malone and Javon Cruz anchored a relentless defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Paramus: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthpaedics. Pleasantville 21 Buena 14 The Greyhounds (6-1) clinch a share of its first division/conference title in 42 years with come-from-behind win over the Chiefs (6-2). Down 14-7 at halftime, Pleasantville rallied in the third quarter to take the lead. Freshman quarterback Marlon Leslie connected with senior wideout Keon Henry on a 35-yard strike to spark the comeback. After a turnover on downs, Ernest Howard powered into the endzone his second touchdown of the night to give the Greyhounds the lead. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Buena: Ridgewood 27 Kennedy 0 After suffering a surprise 13-0 shutout to Clifton last week, Ridgewood rebounded in a big way with a shutout of their own over Kennedy. The Jack Wittmaack-led defense kept the Knights out of the redzone in the second half while captain Gabe Santiago finished the night off with a 16-yard TD run. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ridgewood: Holmdel 17 Raritan 14 Evan Jennings had a 10-yard TD run and a 70-yard scoop and score and the Holmdel defense produced three critical turnovers on forced fumbles to get a big home win and snap a two-game skid. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is made possible by the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell Mater Dei Prep 37 Middletown North 0 Alex Brown threw two TD passes and Naran Buntin had a TD run and TD catch to help Mater Dei Prep break a three-game losing streak. The Seraphs improve to 5-3 on the season while Middletown North is now 4-4. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights during the celebration of the 100th year of football in Middletown:
Insane Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 5 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 5 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 10.7 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has plenty of soccer coverage to help kick off the new week. Conference Tournaments are underway and JSZ has a thriller in the Shore Conference Tournament along with big wins for Monroe and Delran and the Cranford girls getting a win against a state ranked foe Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Middletown North 1 (2OT) – Boys Alec Pentikis scored the golden goal off a long left foot feed from Sean Allingham in the 99th minute to give RFH a win in the opening round of the Shore Conference Tournament. Luke Pentikis scored on a free kick to give the Bulldogs an early 1-0 lead before Pete Angelucci tied the game late in the first half for the Lions. Alec Pentikis had a number of scoring opportunities including a header off the crossbar and a shot off the far post in overtime before converting to avoid PK’s. RFH will face Freehold Township in round two. JSZ’S Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Monroe 5 South Brunswick 1 – Boys With first place in the Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division up for grabs Monday’s matchup between 12-2 Monroe and 8-5 South Brunswick was much more than a friendly rivalry game. Monroe would draw first blood on an early goal from Adrian Dilascio in the opening ten minutes of play. In the second half Christian Bernal, Jonah Dias and Rob Hunter would find net to help the Falcons win back to back games. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Monroe and South Brunswick coverage! Delran 2 Moorestown 0 – Boys The Bears snapped out of a rare two-game losing streak with a shutout win over the BCSL Liberty Division rival Quakers. Nick Eastburn scored a goal in the first half, with Ryan Burrell sealing the victory for Delran with a goal late in the second half. Ryan Howlett played most of the game in net to earn the clean sheet. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Moorestown is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Cranford 1 Westfield 0 – Girls Maggie Murray’s free kick score in the 74th minute served as the game-winning in a battle between two of Union County’s top programs. Cranford goalkeeper Amanda Vath had 11 saves in the win, while Westfield’s Erin Harris had 15 stops. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: JSZ’s coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch Saturday 9.21 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two finishes with fantastic Saturday action across the Garden State. We’ve got eight great games including an incredible Power 6 opener between Saint Peter’s Prep and Bergen Catholic. Watch our teaser to get a taste of our coverage and then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Peter’s Prep 33 Bergen Catholic 30 You can guarantee there will be fireworks every time St. Peter’s Prep and Bergen Catholic meet on the gridiron. Trailing 30-27 with 1:55 left in regulation, junior QB Tahj Bullock drove his Marauders 86 yards and fired the game-winning, 26-yard touchdown pass to Jelani Mason to take the lead. This was a truly back-and-forth contest between two teams that will vie for the Non-Public Group 4 state title this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and reaction from Oradell: JSZ’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Joe’s (Montvale) 55 DePaul 14 It’s never a dull moment when Big North Conference rivals St. Joseph (Montvale) and DePaul Catholic get together. Saturday’s meeting between the two was action-packed right out of the gate as the Green Knights would take a commanding 21-7 lead at halftime following two early touchdowns from junior running back Audric Estime. Estime would finish the day with 171 rushing yards and three scores while Purdue commit Michael Alaimo had 157 passing yards and a touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rothman Orthopaedics for sponsoring our St. Joe’s (Montvale) coverage! Woodrow Wilson 48 Delbarton 38 The Tigers (2-0) outlasted the Green Wave (1-2) in an early candidate for game of the year in New Jersey. Quarterback Devin Kargman had an impressive day through the air, racking up 448 yards and four touchdowns. He would also run for a touchdown in the game. Texas A&M commit Fadil Diggs hauled in 13 receptions for 165 yards and 2 touchdowns. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Camden: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delbarton is brought to you by Tip Of The Spear Football. St. Augustine 28 St. Joe (Hamm.) 12 The Hermits stunned the Wildcats with a relentless ground attack. Franklin Simms rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown. Nasir Hill rushed for two scores, with Austin Leyman finding the endzone as well. Jada Byers scored a pair of touchdowns for St. Joseph in the loss. It’s St. Augustine’s first win of the season, and its first win on the road against St. Joe since 2008. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Union 10 Westfield 7 The Farmers rallied from a 7-0 halftime deficit with an Andrew Sanborn TD pass to Aaron Myrick in the 3rd quarter and a Ricardo Casas 27-yard field goal in the 4th to reach 3-0 on the season. Diante Wilson had back to back runs of 25 and 22 yards to set the stage for Casas and his game-winning boot with three minutes to go. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Mater Dei Prep 55 Freehold Boro 0 Sophomore quarterback Alex Brown threw three TD passes in the first half and Mater Dei Prep rolled up 41 first-half points on the way to a third straight dominating victory. Isaiah Noguera had a 43 yard TD catch and Kyree Drake delivered a dazzling 52-yard score. Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Ocean Township 41 Monmouth Regional 7 Trebor Pena ran for 163 yards and 3 TD’s in the first half as the Spartans raced out to a 34-0 halftime lead and cruised to a 2-0 mark in 2019. JSZ has the Shore Conference highlights from Tinton Falls: Hopewell Valley 12 Steinert 7 Henry Lewis ran for 142 yards and both Hopewell Valley scores to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-0 start to the season. JSZ has the highlights from Mercer County:
Watch Thursday 9.12 Soccer Highlights
JSZ brings you boys soccer coverage from Union and Mercer counties as Week Two of the season winds down. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1 Westfield 0 Sophomore Nkem Okorie sent in a perfect service to fellow sophomore Ethan Koseoglu in the 67th minute for the lone goal in a wild game at Gary Kehler Stadium. Three goals (two from Westfield, one from Scotch Plains-Fanwood) were waved off from offsides calls. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from this Top 10 game in Westfield: Princeton 3 Robbinsville 1 Princeton and Robbinsville duked it out in the elements for one of the top Colonial Valley Conference games of the week. Following a 1-1 tie at halftime the Tigers struck twice on goals from Nicolas Petruso and Ian Pompliano to pick up their second straight win while the Ravens drop two in a row. Princeton is now 3-1, Robbinsville is 3-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Robbinsville coverage!
Westfield Eyes Rebound Season with Strong Senior Class
Westfield has become synonymous with winning football underneath head coach Jim DeSarno, but the Blue Devils hit a speed bump in 2018. Their vaunted 37-game win streak was snapped in Week 1 and they did not complete a four-peat state title run. Things look different this time around for 2019. DeSarno has his players hungry after a 4-7 season last year as the Blue Devils look to rebound from the first losing season since 2012. QB Hank Shapiro (Lehigh), OL Declan McCauley (Holy Cross), RB Tim Alliegro and DL Colin Freer will be the leaders on this year’s team. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Blue Devils from Westfield: Westfield 2019 Schedule Saturday, Sept. 14 — vs. Linden Saturday, Sept. 21 — vs. Union Saturday, Sept. 28 — vs. Watchung Hills Friday, Oct. 4 — at Elizabeth Friday, Oct. 11 — at Edison Friday, Oct. 18 — at Bridgewater-Raritan Friday, Oct. 25 — at Phillipsburg Saturday, Nov. 2 — vs. North Brunswick Thursday, Nov. 28 — vs. Plainfield
Westfield QB commits to Lehigh
Blue Devils signal caller Hank Shapiro is on his way to the FCS ranks after giving a verbal commitment to play Division I football at Lehigh. Shapiro has been guiding the Westfield offense for the last two years throwing for 2,659 yards and 28 TD passes highlighted by a sectional championship in 2017. Shapiro made his announcement via social media: Beyond excited to announce my commitment to Lehigh University! Thank you to everyone who has supported me! ⛰🦅 #Bird20Prey #AirLehigh pic.twitter.com/bClxb4luRP— Hank Shapiro (@HankShapiro) June 18, 2019 Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of the newest Mountain Hawk commit: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield all year long
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 6.3 JSZ State Semifinal Baseball Highlights
Saturday’s public state finals are now set! Jersey Sports Zone has semifinal action from all around the state. Four games of exciting state baseball action are posted now on JSZ! Eastern 1 Manalapan 0 – Group 4 State Semifinal Alec Funari executed a suicide squeeze in the fourth inning for the game’s lone run and Cole Boyan pitched a complete game five-hitter with five strikeouts to give Eastern a spot in the Group 4 state championship against Ridgewood. It was a controversial seventh inning as Manalapan appeared to tie the game on a Lou Marzo pinch hit squeeze bunt, but the home plate umpire called him out for making contact outside the batter’s box. Manalapan would line to third on the next play to end their season. Watch JSZ’s highlights and you can make the call on the controversial ending at Monmouth University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Ridgewood 6 Westfield 1 – Group 4 State Semifinal Ridgewood had revenge on their minds in this year’s state semifinal — the Maroons fell to Westfield in last year’s semifinal game. It was all different this time around as Ridgewood jumped on Westfield early and often and rode the arm of Sam Favieri to the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Kean University: Sponsor Shoutout! Congratulations to Westfield for a great season. JSZ’s coverage of the Blue Devils this entire year was brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Wall 4 Cherry Hill West 3 – Group 3 State Semifinal No. 7 in the NJ Top 20 Wall advanced to the Group 3 state final with a 4-3 win over No. 17 Cherry Hill West. The Knights went ahead 4-0 early off a three-run home run from John Iradi in the bottom of the second. However, the Lions capitalized on errors in the third and sixth innings to cut the lead to just 4-3. Monmouth University commit Trey Dombroski finished a complete game by striking out two batters and forcing a pop fly to seal the victory for Wall. Dombroski finished with 7 Ks total on the day. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Point Pleasant Boro 8 West Deptford 4 – Group 2 State Semifinal Sam Collins went 5-5 with an RBI triple to lead the way for the Panthers at the plate. Nicholas Guzzi also sparked the Point Boro offense with a pair of hits and three RBIs. Jack Murphy had a double and three RBIs for the Eagles in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as the Panthers advance to face Pascack Hills in the Group 2 state final:
Watch Saturday 5.25 JSZ Boys Lacrosse Championship Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned on Saturday as the state finals are now set. We’ve got highlights and reaction from four championship games around New Jersey! (2) Somerville 8 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 3 – South Group 2 Final Duke commit Evan Barr was sensational in goal with 17 saves and the Pioneers got a hat trick from Julian Verona and two goals each from Steven Dupras and Michael Rosen to avenge last year’s loss to RFH in the sectional finals. The Bulldogs came into the game average 16 goals in the state playoffs, but Barr was a brick wall holding Rumson off the scoreboard for 29 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: (1) Montgomery 10 (2) Lenape 3 – South Group 4 Final The #1 Montgomery Cougars defeated the Lenape Indians 10-3 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Group Semifinals against Hunterdon Central. Max Drift scored the game-high with three goals. Danny Boyer and Alex Ipeker scored two goals each. Gettysburg commit, Kyle Howard, Shane Freda and Will Marrapodi each scored one. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Skillman: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Montgomery! (1) Moorestown 17 (2) Shawnee 6 – South Group 3 Final The Quakers stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, capturing their fourth straight sectional title. UMass commit Ben Cantwell and Towson recruit Connor McDonough scored four goals apiece to lead the way. Air Force commit Jack Stewart and Rutgers recruit Shane Knobloch both scored three goals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as Moorestown advances to face Chatham for the Group 3 state championship: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shawnee coverage is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. (3) Hunterdon Central 11 (4) Westfield 5 – North Group 4 Final No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 Hunterdon Central captured the North Group 4 title with an 11-5 win over No. 19 Westfield. The Red Devils got in front early thanks to an early hat trick from Rutgers commit Jack Aimone to take a 5-3 lead at halftime. In the second act the Hunterdon Central offense was unstoppable and scored four answered goals to finish the game. Junior Jack Aimone finished with five scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
Watch Wednesday 5.22 JSZ Boys Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The boys lacrosse playoffs continue to heat up and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with some of the hottest finishes from around the state! Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! (5) Don Bosco Prep 11 (4) Bergen Catholic 10 – Non-Public A Quarterfinal Don Bosco Prep had revenge on their minds — the Ironmen lost a 7-6 heartbreaker to Bergen Catholic in early April. That left Don Bosco seeking revenge, and it was exacted by freshman Koleton Marquis when he scored the game-winning goal with only :14 seconds remaining in regulation to push Don Bosco Prep into the sectional semifinals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from a wild game in Oradell: (4) Westfield 6 (1) Ridge 5 – Group 4 North Semifinal No. 19 Westfield advanced to the North Jersey Group 4 Final with a 6-5 upset victory over No. 4 Ridge. The Blue Devils took a 4-0 lead at halftime thanks to a hat trick from Brown University commit Devon McLane in the first two quarters. However, despite another score from McLane in the second half, it was Ridge playing aggressor as they answered back with three goals to tie the game at 5-5 late in the fourth quarter. It was then Jake Engelke found net for a go-ahead score with 4:50 remaining to give Westfield the win. The Blue Devils will take on No. 9 Hunterdon Central in the Title Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! (3) Shawnee 7 (2) Ocean City 6 – Group 3 South Semifinal Yale commit Chris Lyons led a balanced attack for the No. 13 Renegades, finishing with two goals and two assists. David Giordano and Gavyn Wilson also scored two goals apiece in the victory. Andrew Goldstein made 14 saves to key the win as well. Marty Cattie led the No. 12 Red Raiders with two goals in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Shawnee advances to face top-seeded Moorestown in the sectional title game on Saturday: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. #2 Somerville 14 #6 Hopewell Valley 7 – South Group 2 Semifinal The #2 Somerville Pioneers defeated the #6 Hopewell Valley Bulldogs 14-7 on Wednesday, advancing to the South Group 2 Semifinals. Ryan Pierson scored the game-high with five goals. Steven Dupras hit 100 career points, and scored the second highest number of goals with four. TJ Sanchez scored three goals. The Pioneers will face #1 Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday for the South Jersey Group 2 Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Somerville: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Hopewell Valley! (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 16 (4) Allentown 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Luke Devlin scored six goals as RFH scored 11 straight goals in the second and third quarter to give the Bulldogs a spot in the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Somerville this Saturday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Allentown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (Rumson-Fair Haven) for allowing us to bring you state lacrosse playoff highlights!
Watch Saturday 5.18 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The state lacrosse playoffs continued and JSZ has two games from the boys side – both of our games were one-goal affairs. Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess brings us some exciting action from Saturday morning! (4) Westfield 9 (5) Bridgewater-Raritan 8 – Boys – North Group 4 Quarterfinal Round No. 20 in the NJ Top 20 Westfield advanced to the North Group 4 semifinal round with a tight 9-8 win over Bridgewater-Raritan. The Blue Devils got ahead early to take a 6-3 lead at halftime. However, Bridgewater-Raritan thanks to a pair scores from Jarrett Fought in the third cut it to an 8-6 deficit entering the fourth. The Panthers would eventually come within one score, but Westfield was able to hold their ground on defense and hang on for the victory. Devon McLane and Jake Engelke both finished with hat tricks. The Blue Devils move on to face top seeded Ridge in the next round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsors! Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! #6 Hopewell Valley 8 #3 Wall 7 – Boys South Group 2 Quarterfinal Round The #6 Hopewell Valley Bulldogs advanced to the Semifinals on Saturday morning, defeating the #3 Wall Crimson Knights 8-7. The Knights took the lead by two at the end of the third quarter. However, the Bulldogs came back in the fourth quarter, scoring three goals. Hopewell Valley’s Dylan Tomarchio scored the game-high with four goals, including the tiebreaker goal to win the game. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Wall: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of the Hopewell Valley Bulldogs!
Watch Friday 5.17 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The New Jersey lacrosse playoffs are in full swing, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the state. Check back throughout the night for boys and girls playoff highlights! Allentown 11 Seneca 6 – Boys – South Group 2 Quarterfinal Fifth seed Allentown advanced to the South Group 2 Semifinals with an 11-6 victory over 13th-seeded Seneca. The Red Birds got some help from Jared Jordan early who had a hat trick in the first period to give them a 7-1 lead. Towards the end of the second and throughout the third quarter, Seneca started mounting a comeback to cut it to just 9-6 heading into the fourth. However Jared Jordan along with Clayton Moench tacked on a pair scores to keep the game out of reach for the Eagles. Moench and Peter Pinto ended the day with hat tricks while Jared Jordan had four goals including his 100th career goal. Allentown will face the winner of #8 Holmdel and #1 Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals on 5/22. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 8 St. Augustine 20 Camden Catholic 1 – Boys – Non-Public A Opening Round David Burr and Mikey Vanaman each scored hat tricks as the Hermits overwhelmed the Irish to begin the Non-Public A playoffs. Third-seeded St. Augustine advances to face either #6 CBA or #11 Red Bank Catholic in the quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: Coverage of Camden Catholic is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Hillsborough 12 Westfield 11 – Girls – North 2 Group 4 Quarterfinal Lisa Ross had three goals and four assists including the game winning goal with :40 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a spot in the sectional semis and a matchup with top seed Bridgewater-Raritan. The Raiders seniors had prom later that evening and rushed off the field following the win to get ready for their big night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hillsborough High: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to bring this great game. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates sponsors our Hillsborough Raiders coverage and thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield. No. 18 Eastern 16 Washington Twp. 9 – Girls – South Group 4 Quarterfinal The top-seeded Vikings raced out to 12-3 halftime lead against the eighth-seeded Minutemaids. Ryleigh Heck, Jenna Casole, and Victoria Accardo each scored four goals to lead the way for Eastern. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Vikings advance to face #5 Cherokee in the sectional semifinals: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Toms River North 15 Monroe 7 – Girls – Central Group 4 Quarterfinal The Toms River North Mariners advanced to the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals on Friday night, defeating Monroe 15-7. Selena Carrington scored the game-high with five goals. University of Pittsburgh soccer commit, Marisa Tava, scored the second highest number of goals with four. The Mariners will face Rancocas Valley on Tuesday for the Semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Toms River: Thank you to CJA Construction for sponsoring our Toms River North coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage!
Watch Wednesday 5.8 JSZ Lax County Championship Highlights
County tournament season is in full swing and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from Morris and Union counties for three title games, including Delbarton and Mountain Lakes again battling it out for Morris County supremacy; and Summit securing the sweep in Union County. Stay tuned for all the action later tonight! Delbarton 14 Mountain Lakes 12 – Morris County Tournament Championship It’s one of the most fierce lacrosse rivalries New Jersey has to offer and it rarely disappoints — that’s what you get when Delbarton and Mountain Lakes meet in the Morris County finals. Delbarton’s Under Armour All-American Mikey Long brought his game in the championship battle as he netted a career-best six goals to lead the Green Wave to their seventh-straight and 18th-overall county title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Mount Olive High School in Flanders: Summit 9 Westfield 4 – Boys Union County Tournament Championship John Fischetti scored a hat trick and the Summit defense allowed just one goal in the second half on the way to a second straight Union County championship. The Hilltoppers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the first quarter, but Westfield rallied for two goals late in the half to get within 4-3. Fischetti’s second of the game came on a man advantage late in the third quarter and Summit put the game away with three fourth quarter goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from AL Johnson High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Summit 11 Oak Knoll 10 – Girls Union County Tournament Championship Katia Carnevale’s dodge behind the net opened the door for her to score with :09 left in regulation to complete a four-goal comeback and give Summit a Union County title. The Hilltoppers trailed 10-7 before mounting a comeback. Anna Griffith scored three goals including the game-tying goal from 8-meters. Oak Knoll scored a 17-10 win over Summit just four days prior, but the Hilltoppers get their revenge. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from AL Johnson High School:
Watch Monday 4.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Welcome to another week of exciting New Jersey baseball. JSZ brings you highlights from four diamonds in all corners of the state, including Haddonfield’s Dylan Heine throwing a gem; Jackson Liberty rallying late to score a Shore win; Summit moving on through the Union County tournament; and J.P. Steven’s securing the win in an odd ending against Monroe. Jackson Liberty 5 Point Pleasant Boro 4 The Lions rallied for three runs with two outs in the 7th inning to get a come from behind win to make it 11 straight wins and a 13-1 record. Trailing 4-2, Point Boro starter Nick Guzzi was forced to leave the game following his 8th strikeout of the game with two outs in teh 7th after reaching 113 pitches. The Lions rallied with an infield single from Charlie Rudderow, a base hit up the middle by David Melfi and the go-ahead RBI single courtesy of Shane Hickey. Watch the highlights from an oustanding Shore Conference game along with post-game reaction: Haddonfield 2 Audubon 0 Rider commit Dylan Heine threw a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Haddons. Sean Colbert pitched a complete game, also allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Green Wave in the loss. Haddonfield clinched an automatic bid to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic with the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance! J.P. Stevens 4 Monroe 2 As the baseball season reaches its midway point Greater Middlesex Conference rivals J.P. Stevens and Monroe faced off for the first time this year. The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Monroe countered to tie it up. In the top of the third Shiv Patel drove in an RBI which would eventually help J.P. Stevens lead 4-2. Patel finished the day 3-4 with an RBI and had nine strikeouts from the mound. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Summit 3 Westfield 0 – Union County Tournament First Round It may have taken some time — five full innings to be exact — but Summit’s offense came alive at just the right time to score three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to advance into the Union County Tournament, where they’ll face top-seeded Cranford. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Soldier’s Memorial Field in Summit: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Westfield upsets Midd. North in 11 inning softball marathon!
The Blue Devils hit four home runs including a game tying blast in the seventh inning to force extra innings and another bomb that hit the foul pole in the 10th. That’s just a sliver of the exciting twists and turns from a NJ Softball Game of the Year candidate! Watch the highlights and post-game reaction now! Westfield 8 Middletown North 6 (11 innings) The Blue Devils hit four home runs and pounded out 11 hits to reach 9-0 and an upset win over a Lions squad that has spent most of the season ranked in the top five of the state polls. Freshman Kalea Culagay hit a two run homer in the seventh inning to tie the game at four and force extra innings. In the 10th, Julia Romano hit her second blast of the game to give Westfield a 6-4 advantage, but Middletown North rallied for two runs in the bottom of the frame to keep the marathon going. Westfield was able to persevere scoring on an error and sacrifice fly in the 11th to get its biggest win to date. Lions pitcher Malori Bell had a staggering 19 strikeouts in a losing effort. Watch some incredible highlights and post-game reaction from a fantastic game: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage and allowing us to capture great moments like the Blue Devils softball win!
Watch Saturday 4.13 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Westfield 13 Columbia 3 – Boys No. 15 Westfield picked up their third straight win with a 13-3 victory over Columbia. The Blue Devils went ahead 5-0 early thanks to Devon McLane who had a hat trick in the first quarter. Jake Engleke who would also finish with a hat trick tacked on two scores in the second to help them take a commanding 8-2 lead at halftime. McLane would end the say with six goals total as Westfield improves to 5-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Moorestown 9 Haddonfield 8 (OT) – Girls Kayla Frank scored in overtime to lift #1 Moorestown over #5 Haddonfield in a thriller. Janey Galski led the Quakers with three goals, while Dylan Silar added two. Logan Lillie made six saves, including a huge stop as time expired in regulation. McKenzie Blake and Wayden Ay each scored three goals for the Haddons in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this marquee match-up: Moorestown coverage and Haddonfield coverage is proudly brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance!
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season. We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North (firstname.lastname@example.org) South (email@example.com) Central (firstname.lastname@example.org) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Westfield Blue Devils Defeat Somerville 20-5
The Westfield Blue Devils improved their overall record to 3-0 on Thursday night, defeating Somerville 20-5. However, what made the day even more exciting was St. Joseph’s commit, Erica Lawrence, recording her 100th hit. Lawrence had two runs during the game as well as two RBIs. Alivia Macaluso finished the game with a team-high of four runs. Kaela Calugay and Emma Pietrewicz also had three runs each. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Branchburg: Sponsor! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is being brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick!
Watch Thursday 4.4 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Hello again, New Jersey high school baseball fans. Stay tuned with JSZ throughout the night as we post full highlights from three baseball diamonds from around the state. We’ll have coverage from Mainland’s late rally to top Ocean City; Gov. Livingston pitcher John Grill putting together a career day against Westfield; and RBC putting in work at home versus Holmdel. Mainland 6 Ocean City 4 The Mustangs rallied from a two-run deficit in the top of the seventh to knock off Ocean City. C.J. Brown was 3 for 4 at the plate for Mainland with two RBIs. Hunter Rich earned the save, striking out four batters in a wild bottom of the seventh. A.J. Campbell went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the loss for the Red Raiders. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League rivalry game: Gov. Livingston 12 Westfield 1 Senior pitcher and Washington College (D-III) commit John Grill put together a career day for the Highlanders. Grill served up a pair of home runs, 5 RBI’s and also pitched four innings of one-run ball to help Gov. Livingston top Westfield in a 12-1 mercy rule finish. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from Berkeley Heights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Red Bank Catholic 10 Holmdel 5 RBC came from behind twice to prevent an upset and complete a two game sweep of their Shore Conference divisional foe. The Hornets raced out to a 3-0 lead sparked by an Ezra Caspi two run homer in the first and then staked out to a 5-4 advantage in the 5th following a two run single by Brett Hilscheimer. But RBC scored two in the bottom of the 5th to take the lead and tacked on four runs in the 6th highlighted by a two run bomb courtesy of Ryan O’Hara. JSZ has the highlights from Count Basie Field in Red Bank Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic all year long!
Watch Friday 3.29 JSZ Lax Highlights
Nothing quite like some Friday night lacrosse action! JSZ has you covered from around the state as we head into the first weekend of the lacrosse season. We have coverage from Westfield’s blowout win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Jordan Hayes delivering a game-winner as Cherokee tops RFH, Ocean City putting a hurting on Lower Cape May and Trinity Hall rolling through Middletown North. Enjoy all the highlights! Westfield 17 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 7 – Boys Lacrosse No. 12 Westfield picked up their first win of the season with a dominating 17-7 win over neighbor Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The Blue Devils trying to shake off an opening day loss to No. 4 Moorestown jumped out to an early 9-5 lead thanks to Jake Engelke and Devon McLane who both had hat tricks in the first half. McLane continued his reign of terror in the second act as he finished with eight goals total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponosring out Westfield coverage! Cherokee 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 – Boys Lacrosse After exiting the game early in the fourth quarter with a knee injury, Cherokee star midfielder Jordan Hayes returned to the game minutes later and delivered the game-winning goal as the Chiefs secured a 9-7 win over Shore Conference power Rumson-Fair Haven. Gaurav Drivida also contributed four goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Rumson-Fair Haven athletics is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac! Ocean City 17 Lower Cape May 3 – Boys Lacrosse The Red Raiders are on a mission for a Cape Atlantic League title this season and they rolled past their Cape May County rivals at home. Trent Laveson scored three goals and dished out seven assists to tie a program record. Noam Levy-Smith led the scoring for Ocean City with four goals. Anthony Inserra finished with five assists and a goal. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Carey Stadium in Ocean City: Trinity Hall 20 Middletown North 1 – Colleen Kelly 100th Career Goal The Trinity Hall Monarchs improved their record to 2-0 after defeating Middletown North on Friday afternoon. Junior Colleen Kelly scored the game-high with five goals, including her 100th career goal. Haven Dora and Paige Nolan scored four goals each. Sydney Riepl scored a hat trick with three goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Colts Neck: Jersey Sports Zone is being brought to you by Trinity Hall of Tinton Falls!
Watch Wednesday 3.27 JSZ Lax Opening Day Highlights
The first day of the 2019 lacrosse season has finally arrived! Jersey Sports Zone was at fields all over the Garden State for a jam-packed day of action. Our coverage will be updated throughout the night so stay tuned for all the highlights! Robbinsville 10 Hopewell Valley 8 – Boys Lacrosse Robbinsville started the lacrosse season 1-0 after an en exciting 10-8 win over Hopewell Valley. The Ravens fell behind 4-2 at halftime, but thanks to a four goal performance from senior Jeremy Calabro they were able to fight back to take the lead to begin the fourth quarter. This opening day victory even more satisfying for Robbinsville as they avenge their season ending loss in the playoffs to Hopewell Valley from 2018. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Robbinsville and Hopewell Valley coverage! Moorestown 10 Westfield 3 – Boys Lacrosse Moorestown traveled over an hour to get the 2019 season underway and they certainly made it worth their while. The Quakers got a four-goal performance from UMass-commit Ben Cantwell and four-point games from Shane Knobloch and Connor McDonough. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this opening day game thanks to a pair of our loyal sponsors, NJM Insurance (Moorestown) and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield)! Cinnaminson 11 Oakcrest 5 – Boys Lacrosse The Pirates dominated the fourth period to pull away from the Falcons and earn a win on the road on opening day. Zach Artur, Conlan Holt and Cole Wojtkowski each scored three goals in the win for Cinnaminson. Kevin Albright and Bobby Goff scored two goals apiece for Oakcrest in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mays Landing: Sponsor Alert! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring coverage of the Cinnaminson Pirates! Red Bank Catholic 15 Monroe 2 – Girls Lacrosse The Red Bank Catholic Caseys took on the Monroe Falcons at home for their season opener on Wednesday afternoon. The Caseys finished their 2018 season with a stellar 19-3 overall record. RBC scored 10 goals in the first half alone. Jacksonville University commit, Mackenzie Boyle, scored a hat trick and had 11 assists for the day. Georgian Court commit, Riley O’Connor, also scored a hat trick. The Caseys will take on Ranney tomorrow afternoon for their first away game of the season. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Red Bank: Sponsors! Thank you to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monroe!
Watch Wednesday 2.27 JSZ Hockey Semifinals Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you state hockey playoff coverage from the NJSIAA Public A, B, and C Semifinals. We’ve got highlights of five teams punching their ticket to the Prudential Center and Monday’s state championship. We’ve got you covered with all the games from Codey Arena and Mennen Arena on Wednesday night! (2) Morris Knolls 4 (6) Paramus 1 – Public A Semifinals Morris Knolls advanced to Public A Tournament Finals with an impressive 4-1 victory over Paramus. The Eagles fell behind early in the second period but scored to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the third. Morris Knolls would then tack on three unanswered goals from Jason Miesegaes, Kieran Regen and Tikhon Ryerson in the final period to set a date with top seeded Hillsborough at the Prudential Center for the Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: (1) Hillsborough 4 (4) Wayne 2 – Public A Semifinals The Hillsborough Raiders defeated the Wayne Knights 4-2 on Wednesday night, punching their ticket to the Public A Final at the Prudential Center. This is Hillsborough Hockey’s first time advancing to a state final in program history. The Raiders took the lead early on after Mike LoRicco scored less than two minutes into the game. Jude Kurtas, Jason Wolff and Mike Panchery also scored goals for Hillsborough. The Raiders will face-off against #2 Morris Knolls on Mar. 4 at the Prudential Center. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Morristown: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hillsborough! (2) Ridge 2 (3) Westfield 1 (OT) – Public B Semifinals Alex Konovalov scored on a deflection from a Ty Eberle shot from the point 9:38 into overtime to give Ridge a spot in the Public B state championship. Luke Rich broke a scoreless tie in the third period to give Ridge a 1-0 lead, but Westfield forced overtime thanks to a goal from Thomas Conrod with only 1:47 left on the clock. Both goalies were outstanding. CJ Perry had 36 stops for Westfield and Ridge’s Marcus Fabiunke made a stellar 42 saves. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Codey Arena: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for his support of Westfield Athletics on Jersey Sports Zone (4) Summit 8 (9) Ramsey 1 – Public C Semifinals The Hilltoppers are fixing to repeat. Summit is heading back to the Public C state championship game after being powered by two-goal games from Luc Radice, Greg Spitznagel and Davis Strabley in a blowout win against Ramsey. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: (1) Randolph 5 (4) Middletown South 0 – Public B Semifinals It was a three-point performance from star junior JT Zangara that fueled Randolph’s shutout win against Middletown South in the state semifinals. The Rams head back to the championship game and look for some hardware after last year’s loss to Northern Highlands. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Middletown South athletics is proudly brought to you by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury.
Watch JSZ 2.25 Playoff Hockey Highlights
State playoff hockey is in full swing! Jersey Sports Zone was at three hockey rinks to capture state hockey quarterfinal action, including highlights from Hillsborough’s rout over Ocean, Westfield showing up big-time against Princeton and a test Shore Conference battle between Middletown South and Point Boro. Stay tuned for all the action! Hillsborough 7 Ocean 3 – Public A Quarterfinals Top-seeded Hillsborough lit the lamp seven times in a quarterfinal rout over Ocean in Flemington. Jude Kurtas powered the win with a six-point game (2 goals, 4 assists) and captured his 200th career point while Jason Wolff and Lleyton Soares each scored twice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture these great Hillsborough highlights thanks to our loyal sponsor, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Middletown South 3 Point Pleasant Boro 1 – Public B Quarterfinals Freshman Nate Block’s wrist shot with 1:59 to go in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Eagles a spot in the Public B Semifinals and a matchup with top seed Randolph. The Eagles took a 1-0 lead on a Demetri Forand shot from the point and the Panthers drew even thanks to an Eddie Coyne shorthanded goal. JSZ has the highlights of two Shore Conference foes leaving it all out on the ice in a great state playoff game Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage and giving us a chance to capture this great memory for the Middletown South hockey program Westfield 6 Princeton 3 – Public B Quarterfinals Westfield advanced to the Public B Semifinal round with a 6-3 win over Princeton. The McInnis Cup champs were able to control the pace of the game by getting a comfortable 4-0 lead after two periods of play. Despite Princeton countering with two goals in the home stretch, Matt Beke scored a pair of goals to help secure the victory. Beke and Anthony Oliveri both finished two scores each. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsors! Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
Frosh Goalie McCormack Pushes Summit to Union County Tourney Title in MVP Performance
Saturday hockey has JSZ with highlights of Summit’s Union County title plus a shootout between Howell and Jackson Liberty out of the Shore Conference Summit net-minder Grant McCormack is still getting adjusted to playing goalie on his high school hockey team. No, not because he’s freshman — it’s because the position is relatively foreign to him. McCormack, who’s played hockey his whole life, only played the position for one year on his peewee team. Now he’s stepped as Summit’s full-time goalie as Nikita Pryymak is recovering from a lower body injury and has helped the Hilltoppers grab some gold. McCormack was a proverbial brick wall in Summit’s 3-0 win over Westfield in the Union County Tournament finals Saturday night. He stopped 21 shots, captured the shutout and was named tournament MVP. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all highlights from Warinanco Park: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Westfield athletics is brought to you by Assemblyman John Bramnick. Howell 11 Jackson Liberty 8 Joe Bianco had four goals an assist as Howell outscored Jackson Liberty on Saturday night. The Jackson Liberty duo of Nick Labianca and Joe Granza both eclisped 200 career points in the loss. JSZ has the highlights from the Shore Conference:
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 email@example.com 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. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 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. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Watch JSZ 9.11 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!