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 Friday 5.28 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a full slate of lacrosse games, including a massive matchup in the Shore Conference Tournament finale and both the boys and girls finals in the GMC. Monroe 14 Old Bridge 7 | Boys | GMC Final Monroe (14-3) defeated Old Bridge (11-8) 14-7 to capture its third straight […] 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.
St. Joe Wildcats Win 24th Game
St. Joseph Academy 4 Cherokee 1 The Wildcats have been one of the best teams in the state this season, and their winning ways continued with a victory over the Chiefs. Makayla Veneziale went the distance in the circle, earning the win. Jenna Calchi drove in a pair of runs, while Brianna Bailey and Karlee […] 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 Baseball Highlights
Saturday featured a ton of big games all over the state. We have highlights from two extra-inning conference tournament championships, the semifinals from the Diamond Classic and one of NJ’s aces slinging in the Shore Conference. Catch all the action now with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Millburn 6 Seton Hall Prep 5 (11 Innings) | […] 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 Baseball Highlights
We begin a new week with some tremendous games from all around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 4 Mainland 1 | Diamond Classic Quarterfinal Lehigh commit Dom Patrizi hit the go-ahead RBI single in the 7th inning, as the Chiefs knocked off the Mustangs to advance to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic semifinals. Jackson […] 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.
Lights-Out Pitching, Big Bats Headline Week 4 Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fourth week of the spring season. Our Week 4 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 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.
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 Baseball Highlights
JSZ continues to bring you highlights from the diamond this week, with a pair of great games from two opposite ends of the state. Enjoy the action! Clifton 5 Passaic Tech 4 (8 Innings) Clifton might have been down but the Mustangs were certainly never out Wednesday afternoon in Wayne. Clifton (6-2) secured the series […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Baseball and Softball Game Balls are Back!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the first week of the spring season. Our Week 1 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm. The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll All nominations must be submitted by Saturday evening.
Watch Friday 4.23 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A pair of showcase events begin with some great games to help kick off the weekend. Enjoy the highlights! Bishop Eustace 2 Ocean City | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Anthony Solometo threw an absolute gem in his Crusaders debut. The Gloucester Catholic transfer and North Carolina commit tossed a complete game shutout. Solometo allowed just […] 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 4.7 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 70 Shawnee 0 The Chiefs take care of business against a shorthanded Renegades lineup in a clean sweep of its district rivals. Cherokee racked up the bonus points in the dual as […] 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’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Announced!
It’s time! Despite a global pandemic and a significantly shortened season, New Jersey high school girls basketball fans were still treated to incredible performances and top-notch talent across the board in 2021. Throughout the year, we saw New Jersey’s best shine on the hardwood in a season unlike any other. That brings us here – the end of the road – where the very best of the Garden State’s top talent are recognized as JSZ’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Player of the Year finalists. The Miss Hoop Zone balloting Voting for the 2021 Miss Hoop Zone is underway. Numerous coaches from conferences spanning the entire state – along with JSZ’s staff of MMJ’s and other reputable, credentialed media – are casting ballots for the top player. Every ballot has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote with three points awarded for 1st, two for 2nd and one point for 3rd. The winner will be announced on March 19 and will join a talented collection of players to bring home JSZ’s annual girls basketball honor. So, here are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order! Meet the 2021 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Destiny Adams, Manchester, Senior What’s left to say about Destiny Adams that already hasn’t been said? The 6-3 Manchester product is a skilled technician in the paint, has handles like a guard and is a competitor like no other. It’s a shame New Jersey high school basketball fans weren’t able to see Adams suit up for the full compliment of 30-plus games in 2021, because she was on pace to score 900 points in her senior season. Yes, you read that right. Adams was a walking, living, breathing double-double who averaged 30 points and 18.7 rebounds per game this season, helping lead the Hawks to a 10-5 record in the uber-competitive ranks of the Shore Conference. Destiny, a North Caroline signee, was New Jersey’s lone selection to the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Game, following in the footsteps of previous Miss Hoop Zone winners Diamond Miller (2019) and Kylee Watson (2020). Zoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic, Sophomore You could tell Zoe Brooks was on a mission in her sophomore season with Trenton Catholic. Following the news that TCA would close at the end of the 2021 scholastic year, Brooks propelled the Iron Mikes to one of the dominant and impressive seasons in program history. Only a sophomore, Brooks led Trenton Catholic in scoring for the second consecutive season after putting up 290 points (19.3 points per game) on the hardwood. Her all-around game as a point guard shined in various other departments, too, where her 68 assists and 58 steals were both team highs. Trenton Catholic impressed weekly and went 14-1 over a shortened season. Anyone who saw them play knew Zoe Brooks was the captain of the ship. Katie Hill, St. John Vianney, Senior Her stats might not jump off the page, but go ahead and watch the highlight reel below to see why Katie Hill deserves to be a JSZ Miss Hoop Zone finalist. The Richmond commit clearly came into 2021 as an ascending player, and throughout the season, continued to get better and better. Hill averaged 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game on the best team in New Jersey, yet arguably her biggest asset was the vital senior leadership she provided to a team that also finished among the best in America. Katie Hill is a winner, through and through, and her legacy at SJV will be as such. Madison St. Rose, St. John Vianney, Junior What didn’t Princeton commit Madison St. Rose accomplish in 2021? That list is incredibly short. The St. John Vianney star truly shined on a nightly basis for the Lancers, a team that was no doubt No. 1 in New Jersey when it was all said and done. St. Rose, a seriously proficient scorer, stuffed the box scores as SJV ransacked their competition all year. Let’s not forget that the Lancers did play the absolute toughest schedule in New Jersey. Notable wins came over Rumson-Fair Haven (twice), Red Bank Catholic (twice), Manasquan, Saddle River Day, Paul VI and Trenton Catholic. In each of those games, St. Rose was the best player on the floor. She averaged a team-best 19.4 points per game and also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark March 2. The sky is the limit for Madison St. Rose. Alexa Therien, Cherokee, Senior Alexa Therien is an absolute winner, plain and simple. Cherokee experienced some of the best basketball in school history when Therien was on the court, evidenced by a 92-11 career record in her four years with the Chiefs. In 2021, Therien was the best player on one of the best teams in South Jersey who averaged a team-best 16 points per game on a 12-2 squad. Alexa is youngest daughter of longtime Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Therien, and is the last Therien sister to suit up for the Cherokee Chiefs. She’ll be bringing her talents to New England where she’s signed to play at Boston University.
Final Week of JSZ Game Balls! Get Those Votes in Now!
The 2021 high school basketball season still has one week remaining but this is JSZ’s final weekly game ball poll of the basketball season. Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is presented to you by NJM Insurance. Central Jersey Game Polls JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
With just a over a week left in the season, our crew has highlights from top games all over the state. West Morris 83 Randolph 56 | Boys West Morris (11-0) remains undefeated following a dominating 83-56 win over Randolph (2-2). The Wolfpack led 38-15 at halftime thanks to a big first half from Ethan […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 2.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ is pleased to bring you another great weekend of basketball coverage from around the Garden State. We’ve got highlights from a number of top boys and girls teams from Saturday’s action! Manasquan 57 Don Bosco Prep 44 | Boys Connor Walsh had 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Ben Roy scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 2.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The second week of the season continues with terrific games all across the state. Enjoy the highlights! St. Peter’s Prep 63 Marlboro 49 | Boys In a rare visit to the Shore Conference, St. Peter’s Prep once again proved they’re among the best teams in New Jersey. Power 5 recruit Mark Armstrong led all scorers […] 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 Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 11.21 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 8 wraps up with more great matchups all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Paulsboro 22 Salem 13 | WJFL Pod “D” Final The Red Raiders staked their claim as the top small school in South Jersey, as they beat the Rams on the road to complete an undefeated season. Bhayshul Tuten scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 11.17 JSZ Boys Playoff Soccer Highlights
The boys soccer playoffs continue with sectional quarterfinal action across the state. Check in throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Notre Dame 4 Union Catholic 0 | Central West C Non-Public Notre Dame (7-1) advanced to the Central West, Non-Public Semifinal Round with a 4-0 over Union Catholic (5-5-1). Danny Bensch scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Sunday 11.15 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ has two terrific Week 7 Sunday games for you. Enjoy the highlights! Lenape 31 Cherokee 28 (OT) | WJFL Pod A Semifinal It was a battle between two undefeated rivals, both considered to be among the top teams in the state. In the end, it was a game that lived up to the hype. […] 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 5 Numbers Are Spooky! Vote For Latest JSZ Game Balls
Week 5 has come and gone, meaning there is only one game left in the 2020 regular season. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 10.9 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s another slate of tremendous action for Week 2 of the high school football season in the Garden State. Check back throughout the night for all of the amazing highlights and reaction! Cherokee 35 Woodrow Wilson 0 In a battle between defending sectional champions, the Chiefs dominated from start to finish. Billy Osborn threw two […] 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.
Football’s Back! Vote Now for Week 1 JSZ Game Balls!
Finally, football is back! And just like that, Week 1 has come and gone. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s 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 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey polls includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as Mercer and Middlesex counties. Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 7.21 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
A new week means we’re down to the Round of 32 in the Last Dance Tournament. The stakes are high with single elimination action at big-time venues all over the state. Jersey Sports Zone has cameras at most of the games on Tuesday, so be sure to check back throughout the night for all of the exciting action! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking 6 Lawrence Irish Road (Notre Dame) 2 It was a matchup many anticipated being the 2020 Mercer County Tournament Final prior to the cancellation of spring sports. Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) defeated Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) 6-2 following a four-run rally in the top of the seventh started by senior David Zamora. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Notre Dame coverage. South Region | First Energy Park Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic) 1 Middletown North 0 Tyler Parks threw a gem for GC, allowing just three hits in a complete-game shutout. The UNC-Charlotte commit struck out six. Adam Gates played a big role in the win as well, throwing out a Lions runner at the plate, and driving in the only run of the game with a sixth-inning single. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from the home of the Blue Claws in Lakewood: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Middletown North coverage is made possible by ACI Medical and Dental School. South Region | First Energy Park Washington Twp. 11 Sussex Red (High Point/Wallkill Valley) 1 (5 innings) The Minutemen cruised into the Round of 16 thanks to strong outing on the hill from Nick Hammer. The La Salle commit allowed just one earned run in five innings of work. Dylan Sharkey and Colson Gonzalez both drove in runs, and had two hit apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Lakewood: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Don Bosco Prep 7 Governor Livingston 6 The Ironmen score six times in the sixth inning to avoid an upset and advance to the Last Dance Sweet 16. The Highlanders had the #1 seed in the North on the ropes scoring twice in the first and adding three more runs in the 5th to take a 5-0 lead. But Don Bosco had three 2-run base hits from Michael Drenzin, Kevin Stefanski and Charlie Granatelli to take a 7-5 lead. Governor Livingston loaded the bases in the 7th but saw a controversial non-call go against them and fell short as Caden Dana got the strikeout to end it with the go-ahead run on second base. This was one of the most thrilling games of the tournament and JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the highlights: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Bergen Catholic 10 Mount Olive 0 (6 innings) The Crusaders erupted for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and University of Maine commit Angelo Deer threw five shutout innings to get BC a spot in the Sweet 16 of the Last Dance. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Yogi Berra Stadium Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 12 Wood-Ridge 0 The Tidal Wave has proven to be arguably one of the most complete teams competing in the Last Dance. Liam Corcoran, Mark Darakjy, Kyle Vinci, Matt Carey and Nick McLaughlin all contributed into another blowout win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Jags (Jackson) 4 Middlesex 0 North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Cranford 13 Errico Baseball Club (Montclair) 9 The Cranford Cougars are moving forward in the Last Dance! Aiden Plick, Jake Diclerico, Mike Murphy powered an explosive Cougars offense through to the tournament’s next round. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Owens Park Bishop Eustace 11 Cherokee 5 The Crusaders erased a three-run deficit in the third inning, and pounced on some late mistakes to punch its ticket to the Round of 16. Charlie Sanzio and Joe Pence led the way for SBC, combining for 5 RBIs in the game. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | Owens Park Williamstown 7 BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 3 The Braves’ bats caught fire as they powered past the Spartans and into the Round of 16. Greg Zerbe got the Braves on the board with a solo homer in the second inning. Brody Colbert and Ryan Achey delivered a pair of 2 RBI singles as part of a five-run fourth inning. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | First Energy Park Kingsway 4 Howell 3 The Howell Rebels controlled the majority of the game off the efforts of Vin Impresa on the mound. But a late pitching change for the Rebels kept Kingsways hope alive. The comeback ensued and the Dragons put up three unanswered runs in the seventh inning to secure the win and advance to the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: South Region | First Energy Park Falcons Baseball (St. Joes Metuchen) 6 Deptford 3 In their first game are the senseless death of former teammate Dan Anderl, St. Joes Metuchen was all business in their win over Deptford. The Falcons scored at least one run in the first 5 innings from a slew of players. Underclassman RHP and UVA Commit Donovan Zsak had 9 strikeouts over 6 IP for St. Joes. The Falcons will take on Williamstown tomorrow morning in the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the second week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Watch Thursday 7.16 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
It’s Region Championship Thursday in the Last Dance and the Jersey Sports Zone team has highlights from around the state as teams punch their ticket into next week’s single elimination tournament Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Red Bank-Belmar Region Championship Blue+Grey (Howell) 3 Neptune 1 Nick Guerrino’s RBI single to right in the 6th inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Rebels earn a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament thanks to strong pitching from Chris Ellison and Jake Lenardo. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Count Basie Park in Red Bank: Jersey City Region Championship Maroon & Silver (St. Peter’s Prep) 7 Bees Baseball (Bayonne) 0 Matt Moreira threw five shutout innings and the Marauders exploded with six runs in the fourth inning to give St. Peter’s Prep a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament. Joe Vuolo had three RBI’s and Roddy Hernandez had a two run double and started a critical 6-4-3 double play to get the Marauders out of a bases loaded jam. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Caven Point: Edison Regional Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 4 Eagles (Edison) 0 Bordentown Regional Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 7 NJ Tigers (TCA) 1 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Trenton Catholic coverage. Washington Region Championship Minutemen (Washington Twp.) 8 Garnets (Haddon Heights) 5 Rising junior Sam Kaschak threw a gem for the Minutemen, striking out ten and allowing just one run in six innings of work. Jim Hallman hit a two-run blast in the victory that proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen County Region Championship BC Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 9 Bulldogs (Dwight-Englewood) 3 Tywone Malone, the No. 1 ranked football in New Jersey, continues to show why he might be the best pure slugger in the Garden State, as well. Malone crushed a double and a three-run triple to pace the Crusaders to a region championship in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Bellmawr Region Championship Marlton (Cherokee) 18 No. Burlington 2 (Final/5) The Chiefs scored early and often as they cruised to the Bellmawr Region championship. Cherokee took advantage of walks and miscues by the Warriors as they put together an 11-run, two-out rally in the second inning and never looked back. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Bellmawr Recreation Field: Ramsey Region Championship Diamond Backs (Don Bosco Prep) 13 Warrior Baseball (Waldwick) 0 Rising junior Kevin Jaxel was a true ace on the mound for the Ironmen Thursday night as he struck out 10 Waldwick batters and allowed only one hit through four innings of action. Don Bosco is the top overall seed in the North Jersey half of the bracket and has the tools to make a run in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Williamstown Region Championship Monroe Twp. (Williamstown) 11 EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 4 The Braves fell behind early, but RBI singles from Chris Montone, Caden Dulin and Jon Wood brought Williamstown back within one in the fifth. Then the Braves surged in front in the sixth, thanks to a key two-RBI single from Dulin. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Owens Park: Pitman Regional Championship SBC (Bishop Eustace) 15 Vineland 5 (Final/6) The Crusaders motor through to the round of 32 after a spectacular day at the plate against Vineland. Charlie Sanzio led the way with 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break the game open. Anthony Solometo picked up the win on the mound and racked up nine strikeouts over four innings. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Alcyon Park: Brick-Tri County Regional Championship Jackson Memorial 7 Manalapan 2 Two of the Shore Conferences top teams met in First Energy Park in Lakewood to see who would advance. Senior LHP Nick Beetel of Jackson Memorial had a strong outing on the mound only surrendering one run through four innings. The Jags put on an offensive show in the second inning, putting up six of their seven runs early. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
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
Cherokee’s Alexa Therien Commits to Boston U
Alexa Therien was the most dominant player on one of South Jersey’s best teams last season. The junior averaged 15 points and nine rebounds per game for Cherokee, leading the Chiefs to the South Jersey Group 4 championship. Cherokee’s season was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Therien still has plenty of hoops ahead of her. She committed to Division I Boston University on Wednesday. SEE YA IN BOSTON📍 #Committed @TerrierWBB pic.twitter.com/zKSBZENX5M— Alexa Therien (@alexatherienn) April 22, 2020 Check out Therien’s JSZ All-Zone highlight reel:
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top girls basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Thursday and Friday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball teams and coming up on Monday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Lauren AchterRamapoRachel KuhlOld Bridge Makayla AndrewsSaint RoseAlly LandauGolda Och A'Nyah BarkerIHAOlivia MilesBlair Academy Emma BosletSt. Thomas AquinasAnna MorrisIHA Macy BrackettNeptunePaige MortonOak Knoll Zoe Brooks Trenton CatholicOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Saniyah CaldwellSaddle River DayMariana PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Nyasia ClarkWoodburyJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Taylor CrystianRed Bank RegionalErika PorterNotre Dame Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicKelsey RansomSt. Thomas Aquinas Christina DalceRutgers PrepKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKayla RichardsonMiddletown South Abbey FentonOcean CityBella RunyanMoorestown Friends Makoye DiawaraBayonneSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Anyssa FieldsLong BranchKeona SchenckFranklin Camryn FoltzColts NeckMadison SchillerRamapo Abigeal GaborePaul VIKira SidesMiddle Township Katie HerilhyMiddle TownshipPaige SlavenRumson-Fair Haven Katie HillSaint John VianneyBella SteidleClearview Brooke HollawellManasquanAlexa TherienCherokee Ciani Redd-HowardAtlantic CityChloe TeterRed Bank Regional Jordan JanowskiSaddle River DayCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Emily JohnsWashington TownshipEmma WaxMontville Zanai JonesHudson CatholicKennedy WilburnCherokee Kristina DonzaJackson Memorial 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Monday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
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It’s playoff time, which means it’s also time for our final round of NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the season! South Jersey stars closed out the month of February with a bang, so be sure to vote for your favorite player as often as you’d like! Our polls remain open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to our great sponsor NJM Insurance for allowing JSZ to award South Jersey Game Balls all winter long!
Watch Tuesday 2.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
We’re getting closer to the playoffs, and the action continues to intensity on the hardwood. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Lenape 40 Cherokee 35 (OT) | Boys The Indians trailed for most of the night, but a late bucket from Eli Williams forced overtime. Then Lenape won the game at the free throw line, going seven of eight from the stripe in OT. Derek Simpson scored a game-high 16 points, as the Indians beat the rival Chiefs for the second time this season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash in Marlton: (20) Ocean Township 67 (13) Rumson-Fair Haven 63 | Shore Conference Tournament | Boys Corey Miller scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and Jack Miller had 14 of his 17 points in the second half to give the Spartans an upset win over the #13 seed and a date with #4 Holmdel in the Round of 16. RFH stormed back from a 20 point deficit and got within three points late in the 4th quarter, but a controversial call in the final seconds prevented the Bulldogs from getting a chance to force overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: 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! Trenton Catholic 67 Rutgers Prep 47 | Girls In one of the biggest match-ups of the season, Trenton Catholic extended its win streak to 16 following a 67-47 victory over Rutgers Prep. What started as a close game quickly shifted as TCA went ahead by 10 in the second quarter. University of Central Florida commit Maniya Custis finished with 18 points as Trenton Catholic snapped the Argonauts 12-game win streak to finish the regular season (21-1). JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. Passaic Tech 54 Clifton 17 | Girls It was senior night for the Bulldogs of Passaic Tech and they went out with a strong showing on their home court. Led by Jayanna Mathis, the Bulldogs took command of the game early and won in dominant fashion. Mathis finished with 14 points and was awarded the JSZ North Jersey Game Ball for her 28-point performance last week against West Milford. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the presentation and highlights from Wayne:
Watch Thursday 2.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Another Thursday means another great slate of games on the hardwood, headlined by the showdown between Roselle Catholic and Elizabeth. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in! Roselle Catholic 57 Elizabeth 50 | Boys Cliff Omoruyi nearly pulled off a triple-double with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and nine blocked shots to give RC a regular-season sweep of the Minutemen. Elizabeth led 13-8 after one before the Lions took control in the second quarter. Niels Lane had 12 of his 15 in the first half and Simeon Wilcher dropped a three before the buzzer to give RC a 28-26 lead. Omoruyi took over in the second half recording five of his nine blocks in the third quarter. Elizabeth got within 47-44 but the Lions were able to hold off their rival to get the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Dunn Center: Immaculata 62 Hillsborough 46 | Boys Immaculata grabbed its sixth win in a row with a 62-46 victory over Hillsborough to improve to (14-4). Darren Tuck led the way with 21 points, while Jaden Honis and Jordan Meyers both finished with 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. West Deptford 57 Haddon Heights 54 | Boys Antonello Baggi scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Eagles to a tight victory on the road. M.J. Iraldi added 13 points and had a tremendous floor game. Patrick Campbell went off for a game-high 26 points for the Garnets in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: Cherokee 46 Eastern 32 | Girls The Lady Chiefs reached (18-0) on the season with a comfortable win against the Lady Vikings in Olympic Conference action. Cherokee jumped out to an early lead and never relented, despite a push from Eastern in the second half. Alexa Therien scored a game-high 22 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Marlton: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 1.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was a busy night on the hardwood, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! New Brunswick 75 North Brunswick 68 | Boys New Brunswick (13-1) picked up its ninth straight win with a thrilling 75-68 victory over Greater Middlesex rival North Brunswick (10-6). The Zebras led by as many as 16 points before North Brunswick stormed back in the third quarter to tie the game. Regulation wasn’t enough to hold these two, in overtime 6’6 Tahjay Moore would use his large frame to lock down the Raiders. Moore finished with 18 points and 22 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Elizabeth 62 Union 50 | Boys Elizabeth’s stellar regular season continued at Union High School Thursday as Jayden Pierre’s game-high 17 points led the Minutemen to yet another victory against Union County competition. Jordan Price finished with 15 points in the win, as well. Elizabeth is now (13-1) on the year while the Farmers drop to (10-7). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Union: Haddonfield 46 Overbrook 33 | Boys In a battle between Colonial Conference division leaders, the Haddons pulled away late to win their 14th game in a row. Tommy Mooney and Andrew Gostovich led the charge, scoring 15 points and 13 points respectively. Damian Rawls went for 15 points for the Rams in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pine Hill: Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance. Red Bank Catholic 58 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 | Boys The Caseys put together a 17-0 run that carried over from the second quarter to the third as RBC picked up its 11th win of the season. CJ Ruoff led the way with 16, Cyril Avinitis 12 and Charlie Gordinier scored 11. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you highlights of this game thanks to the support of the Jerse Shore Institute of Health & Wellness (RBC) and ACI Medical & Dental School (RFH) Cherokee 28 Washington Twp. 27 | Girls Trailing for much of the night, the Lady Chiefs were five seconds away from its first loss of the season. An Amani Reed steal led to a last moment tip-in from Kennedy Wilburn to keep Cherokee unbeaten at the expense of the Minutemaids. Alexa Therien scored a game-high 16 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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Cherokee Tops Washington Twp. in Key Olympic Conference Clash
Cherokee 37 Washington Twp. 31 The Chiefs fell behind 15-0 after four bouts, but stormed back to win the next six bouts in a row to take down the Minutemen. Evan Brown, Tommy Rubino, Andrew Aromando and Nathan Lapinski all pinned for Cherokee. Cooper Pontelandolfo and Ian Manahan also delivered bonus points, with both winning by technical fall. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Marlton: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls are back! We’ve got 60 outstanding nominees from boys and girls high school basketball in three sections of the state. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll present JSZ Game Balls to the winners at a mid-week practice or during a game as our camera crews bring you high school basketball action throughout the week. If anyone has a Game Ball nominee, you can email email@example.com before Saturday night. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 12.23 JSZ Boys Basketball Highlights
Before the holiday festivities kick off, Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with exciting basketball action from across the Garden State and even in New York City, too! The Patrick School 72 Roselle Catholic 64 | 2019 Kyrie Invitational The stars were aligned for one of the most high-profile debuts in recent memory surrounding New Jersey high school basketball. Jonathon Kuminga, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Class of 2021, made his much-anticipated first appearance with the Celtics after a judge ordered a “stay” on the case surrounding his eligibility this season. Kuminga put up 20 points in his debut while former St. Patrick’s star and current Brooklyn Net Kyrie Irving watched from center court. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn: Camden 71 Cherokee 35 The High is absolutely loaded with talent this year, as the Panthers hope to end a 20-year state title drought. They power past the Chiefs thanks to 15 points from freshman phenom D.J. Wagner, 13 points from Kentucky commit Lance Ware, and 11 points from TaQuan Woodley. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: We’ll have plenty of Camden coverage all season long thanks to Cooper University Health Care. Hightstown 67 South Brunswick 50 With both Hightstown and South Brunswick dominating in their season openers, the Colonial Valley/Greater Middlesex Conference crossover matchup was highly anticipated by Central Jersey basketball fans. South Brunswick held onto a slim 12-11 lead after the first quarter, but the Rams offense got hot, going up by as many as 17 points by the fourth. Ben Simon would finish with 29 points for Hightstown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and South Brunswick 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 Saturday 12.7 JSZ Championship Football Highlights
The final weekend of the season is underway at Rutgers. JSZ has complete coverage from a pair of regional championship games, plus a Non-Public title game. The highlights are posted from all three Saturday games! DePaul Catholic 27 Mater Dei Prep 25 | Non-Public Group 3 Championship Andrew Butler threw for 363 yards and 3 TD passes along with a TD run and the DePaul defense made a critical stop on a game-tying two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter to win their fifth state championship this decade. Mater Dei stormed back from a 20-6 halftime deficit with long TD’s from Clarence Lewis and Naran Buntin to rally in the second half, but the Seraphs could not punch in the game-tying two-point conversion attempt. DePaul WR Tedy Afful had 10 catches for 203 yards and a TD in the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rutgers: Williamstown 30 Cherokee 14 | South-Central Group 5 Regional Championship The Braves took it to the Chiefs from the start, building a 23-0 lead at Rutgers. Sophomore Turner Inge turned in a monster performance, rushing for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Dougie Brown and Brody Colbert also found the end zone for Williamstown in the win. Billy Osborn threw a pair of touchdown passes for Cherokee in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Shawnee 34 Hammonton 0 | South-Central Group 4 Regional Championship What a third quarter it was for Shawnee. The Renegades took a 14-0 lead into halftime but exploded after the break with two turnovers and three touchdowns to power a 34-0 rout of Hammonton. Matt Welsey chipped in four touchdowns in the win while Matt Papa (19 tackles, 1 INT) and Matt Suriano (35-yard fumble return TD) led a suffocating defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction: JSZ’s coverage of all Shawnee athletics for the 2019-2020 athletic year is proudly brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Monday 10.28 JSZ Girls Playoff Soccer Highlights
The state playoffs are officially underway on the girls side, with opening round action all across the Garden State on Monday. JSZ has you covered with some fantastic match-ups to kick off the postseason! Clearview 1 Jackson Memorial 0 – Group 4 South It didn’t take very long for the upset of the postseason to happen. Clearview entered the playoffs as the No. 15 seed with a sub – .500 record, but none of that mattered as the Pioneers knocked off No. 2 seed Jackson Memorial on their home pitch. Katie Pirrotta knocked in the match’s lone goal in the first half, while keeper McKenna Dalfonso was lights out in net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Jackson: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by the Louro Chiropractic Center. Old Bridge 1 Princeton 0 – Central Group 4 Following a tough loss in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Final, 7th seed Old Bridge advanced to the Central Group 4 Quarterfinals with a close 1-0 win over Princeton. Senior Lauren Corless’ 60’ goal was the only score of the day and the Knights set up a rematch in the next round with East Brunswick (2) who bested them in the County Title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage. Washington Twp. 5 Cherokee 0 – Group 4 South The sixth-seeded Minutemaids took it to the 11th-seeded Chiefs from the start, scoring four goals in the first 40 minutes. Amanda Attanasi registered a first half hat trick, with Megan Smith scoring a goal as well. Giovanna Castorina added a goal in the second half, as Township advances to face third-seeded Rancocas Valley in the S.J. Group 4 quarterfinals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Manasquan 1 – Central Group 2 Samantha Cesario and Katie Aglione scored to give the Bulldogs a first-round win in the state playoffs. Cesario scored off a great feed from Chase Boyle in the 39th minute to give RFH a 1-0 halftime lead. Aglione followed with a goal early in the second half. That goal proved to be the game-winner as Sarah Barnes would score in the 56th minute to get Manasquan on the board. Rumson-Fair Haven will host Matawan in the second round. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights:
Time to Vote, New Jersey! Who Earns a Week 0 Game Ball?
The start of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey is upon us. Jersey Sports Zone is kicking off another year of game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored after unforgettable performances. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll So — which of these North Jersey football players gets YOUR vote in our Week 0 poll? Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Our Central Jersey Game Balls feature Top Performances from the GMC and Shore Conference Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 9.6 JSZ Week 0 Football Highlights
Week 0 heats up with tons of action all across the Garden State. Watch our Teaser below to get a taste of all the action coming from the Jersey Sports Zone team and scroll down to watch the action from every part NJ! Rumson-Fair Haven 20 Red Bank Catholic 14 John Volker ran for 163 yards on the ground and 25 more through the air with two touchdowns and Ryan Ruane had a 69-yard interception for a score as RFH built a 20-0 lead and held on to beat RBC for the first time since 2002. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank and the showdown of two of the top teams in the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. We’ll have great RBC coverage all year long thanks to JSI! Red Bank Regional 50 Freehold Boro 7 The Red Bank Regional Bucs had a riveting season opener under new head coach, David Schuman. Quarterback, Jack Chamberlain completed 11 out of 13 passes for 143 yards. He also scored two touchdowns for RBR. Wide receiver, running back and linebacker, Owen Laughlin, also finished with two touchdowns. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is made possible by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall. Gonzaga (D.C) 35 Don Bosco Prep 21 After losing their season-opener in California last weekend, Don Bosco Prep returned back home to the Garden State looking for a win. Standing in the way was Gonzaga and their five-star Class of 2021 quarterback Caleb Williams. Williams was masterful throughout the game, accounting for 5 touchdowns and leading a comeback effort against the Ironmen. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Cherokee 51 Washington Twp. 6 After winning just one game in 2018, the Chiefs came out on a mission to begin the 2019 campaign. They raced out to a 28-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Billy Osborn ran for a score and threw two touchdown passes to Caden Burti in the victory. Darren Hazen rushed for a pair of TDs. Cherokee also scored on defense and special teams in this one. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell. Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cinnaminson 21 Delran 10 The Pirates overcame a 10-7 halftime deficit to knock off the Bears in the opening game of the season for both teams. Shawn Ruffin rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for Cinnaminson. Carmen Saginario and A.J. Torres also found the endzone for the Pirates in the win. Michigan commit R.J. Moten scored Delran’s only touchdown of the night. James Mooney has the highlights from this Burlington County clash: Coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. North Brunswick 26 South Brunswick 0 After 42 years of meeting on Thanksgiving, North and South Brunswick did not play in 2018 due to the new football playoff system. However, the friendly rivalry resumed in Week 0 and for the first time in eight meetings it was the Raiders walking away victorious. Dahvey Hicks who recently transferred back to the program from New Brunswick made his return memorable as he returned a 95 yard kickoff and rushed in a 36 yard touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Notre Dame 55 Ewing 12 Cortaz Williams had a monster game with 7 carries for 122 yards on the ground with three TD’s to go along with a blocked punt TD and a 79 yard kickoff return for a score. Shawn Clancy gets his first win as Irish head coach. JSZ has the Mercer County action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame and Ewing is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Robbinsville 19 Manchester Twp. 15 Robbinsville quarterback Dan Surtz was the force behind a major surge of offense in the Ravens’ season opener. Surtz led the way with three touchdowns — including a top-play worthy run and a game-winning TD pass — to help capture their first win of 2019. JSZ has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
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 4.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Monday lacrosse has two great boys lacrosse matchups on JSZ. We’ve got a big South Jersey showdown between Shawnee and Cherokee plus Saint John Vianney has a big offensive output on the road at RBC. Watch the highlights now! Shawnee 11 Cherokee 9 – Boys Lacrosse Chris Lyons pumped in five goals to lead the way for the Renegades. The Yale University recruit scored four of them in the third period to spark a Shawnee comeback. David Giordano added three goals in the win, while Freddie Mac scored twice in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this district rivalry game featuring two top-20 teams: Saint John Vianney 20 Red Bank Catholic 12 Andrew Gosse had 6 points and 2 assists and three other Lancers had a four goal game to help SJV improve to 5-1 on the season. Rutgers OL signee CJ Hanson, Anthony Brett and Mike D’Anzeri all found the net four times. JSZ has the highlights from Shore Conference action in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls at 14 West Front Street in Red Bank
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 3.6 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
This might have been the most jam-packed, action-filled Wednesday night we’ve seen all winter long. JSZ has highlights of Ranney’s late OT win to capture their second sectional title; Kahlil Whitney powering Roselle Catholic to a second-straight sectional championship, Haddonfield stopping a red-hot Manasquan right in its tracks, Freehold Township continuing to push through the Group 4 bracket; the IHA Lady Eagles winning their eighth-straight sectional title and the TCA girls winning a sectional title of their own. Stay tuned for all the action coming tonight Ranney 54 Wildwood Catholic 50 (OT) – Non-Public B South Final Freshman Elijah Perkins broke a 50-50 tie in overtime with a layup and added a free throw to give Ranney back to back sectional titles. Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and fouled out in overtime. Bryan Antoine had 15, but the Panthers season was hanging in the balance thanks to hot shooting from Jacob Hopping (14 points) and great play inside from Taj Thweatt (13 points, 10 rebounds). Ranney trailed by as many as four in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie the game at 48 on two Lewis free throws. Lewis then blocked Jahlil White’s game winning shot attempt and Ahmadu Sarnor missed the buzzer beater off the back rim. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller in Jackson: Roselle Catholic 48 Gill St. Bernard’s 44 – Non-Public B North Final A pair of Kahlil Whitney free throws in the final seconds was exactly what Roselle Catholic needed to ice a tight game and capture their second-straight sectional championship. Whitney, the Kentucky commit, led the Lions with 15 points in the win. GSB’s Zach Martini dropped a game-high 19 points in the losing effort. Roselle Catholic will now face Ranney in a rematch from last year’s thrilling Non-Public B Finale, which the Lions won. Watch all the action from Franklin here: Haddonfield 53 Manasquan 43 – Group 2 State Semifinal Reigning Group 2 State Champions Haddonfield punched their way to Rutgers University for the second year in a row. The Bulldawgs coming off an epic comeback against Camden in the Sectional Title game were locked in against 13th ranked Manasquan. Haddonfield took a 22-17 lead at halftime after two big quarters from Aiden Blake. In the second half an Alley-Oop from Senior Dan Fleming got things started and eventually led to a 10 point lead for them that would remain in tact for the rest of the evening. The Bulldawgs will take on Westside on 3.10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Haddonfield coverage! Freehold Township 44 Cherokee 42 – Group 4 State Semifinal Freehold Township punched a ticket to the first Group 4 state final in school history with a 44-42 win over Cherokee in Egg Harbor Township. Seth Meisner led a balanced Patriots attack with 10 points. Zach Barilka had nine points, while Greg Billups and Matt Santangelo each chipped in with eight points. Anthony DiCaro lead all scorers with 17 points for the Chiefs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Trenton Catholic 74 Gloucester Catholic 64 – Non-Public South B Girls Final Maniya Custis poured in 25 points to lead four Trenton Catholic players in double digits as the Iron Mikes rained down 12 three-pointers to reach the Non-Public B state championship and a matchup with Saddle River Day on Saturday in Toms River. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Jackson Liberty High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. They are the reason we’ll have state championship highlights this Saturday in Toms River! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic all year long Immaculate Heart 63 Pope John 47 – Non-Public North A Girls Final The #1 Immaculate Heart Academy Blue Eagles defeated the #2 Pope John Lady Lions at Passaic Tech on Wednesday night, winning their eighth straight Sectional Title. Eliya Herriott led IHA, scoring the game-high with 18 points. Brittany Graff and Anna Morris each scored 12 points for the Blue Eagles. They will face St. Rose on Mar. 9 for the Non-Public A Tournament Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Wayne:
Watch Friday 3.1 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
What’s better than playoff basketball? Not much! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras up and down the state for Friday action on both the boys and girls side. We’ll have highlights coming from Ranney’s dominant win over Trenton Catholic; Gill St. Bernard’s scoring a blowout win at home; Freehold Township exploding in the 2nd half over Monroe; Lincoln knocking off defending section champ RFH; Cherokee outlasting Toms River North and Middletown South sending a message with a double-digit win over Princeton. Enjoy the action! Gill St. Bernard’s 60 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 38 – Boys Non-Public North B Quarterfinals Despite it being a playoff game it was just another day at the office for No. 3 in the NJ Top 20, Gill St. Bernard’s. After a close first half the Knights led by Rutgers commit Paul Mulcahy put on an impressive offensive performance to walk away with a 60-38 victory over No. 17 St. Mary’s (Elizabeth). Mulcahy finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists while Tristian Jeffries had 15 points. GSB will face Montclair Immaculate in the Non-Public North B Semifinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ranney 68 Trenton Catholic 54 – Boys Non-Public “B” South 2nd Round Bryan Antoine led four Panthers in double digits with 19 as the Panthers sizzled in the first quarter with seven three-pointers to build a lead they never surrendered. Scottie Lewis scored 17, Phil Wheeler added 16 and Alex Klatsky had four triples for 12. Ranney will host Rutgers Prep on Monday in the sectional semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is made possible thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Freehold Township 58 Monroe 47 – Boys Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Freehold Township had trouble finding the basket in the first half, but came out in the third quarter with a new defensive gameplan to take down Monroe. Greg Billups led the Patriots with 22 points in the win. Freehold Township will face off against No. 1 seed Trenton in the sectional final. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Freehold: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Monroe athletics is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Cherokee 53 Toms River North 47 – Boys South Jersey Group 4 Semifinal Cherokee played a total team game Friday night against Toms River North by playing tough defense and scoring well in transition to get past the Mariners and into the South Jersey Group 4 finale. The Chiefs were led by Damian Smith and Anthony DiCaro in the win, who each scored 13 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights from Marlton: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Toms River North athletics is proudly brought to you by CJA Construction! Lincoln 49 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 – Boys Central Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Donte Darby had 15 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Lions to a win over the defending sectional champ. Darby hauled down two critical rebounds in the final minute and went three of four from the free throw line in that span. Ian O’Connor led all scorers with 26 points for RFH in his final high school game. Lincoln will face Manasquan in the Central Jersey Group 2 final on Monday. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a wild fourth quarter in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac (1) Middletown South 53 (4) Princeton 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal The Middletown South Eagles defeated Princeton in a blowout win on Friday night, advancing to the Central Jersey Group 4 Final. Middletown South’s Kayla Richardson scored the game-high of 17 points. Stephanie Mayerhofer was right behind her with 16 points. The Eagles will take on #1 Marlboro on Mar. 5 for the Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Middletown: Sponsors! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is being brought to you by Monmouth Building Center! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Princeton High School is being brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
60 Hoops Players Nominated for Final JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball players with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Tuesday 1.29 JSZ Hoops Highlights
JSZ has highlights from three basketball games tonight to prepare you for the biggest showdown of the regular season tomorrow. Stay tuned tonight as we’ll have highlights from Elizabeth’s dominant performance over Patrick School, a dazzling back and forth showdown between Marlboro and Long Branch plus the Southern Rams scoring a road win. Elizabeth 62 Patrick School 51 No. 9 in the current NJ Top 20, Elizabeth upset No. 8 The Patrick School to remain undefeated on the year at 16-0. It was the first time the Minutemen defeated TPS in 6 seasons. After trailing in the first two quarters Elizabeth fought back to take and hold a tight lead in the second act. Brenden Kelly finished with 14 points while Abdul Shanunu had 10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Marlboro 72 Long Branch 67 – Boys Basketball Marlboro’s Dylan Kaufman dominated inside the paint and spoiled a special night for Marc Dennis as Kaufman dropped a career-best 32 points in a home win over the Green Wave. Dennis scored his 1,000th career on a long jumper early in the third quarter and ultimately finished with a career-high 36 points on the night. It was a back and forth battle between two of the Shore Conference’s best at their respective positions. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Marlboro: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is thankful for our great sponsors who give us the ability to cover special moments of Garden State athletes. Thanks to Rosario Realty, we were able to capture Marc Dennis’ 1,000th career point. Cherokee 56 Eastern 52 – Boys Basketball Olare Oladipo scored 14 points to lead a balanced attack as the Chiefs clinch the Olympic American title with a hard fought win and overcoming a 26 point, 15 rebound night from Eastern’s Ryan Ems. Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Southern Regional 44 Central Regional 36 – Girls Basketball The Southern Regional Rams traveled to Bayville to take on the Central Regional Golden Eagles for a Tuesday night Division match-up. Jacqueline Ward scored the game-high 19 points for the Rams, leading them to their third win in a row. Southern improved their overall record to 10-7 for the season. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full highlights from Bayville:
Vote now for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball now!
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Vote now for Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Natalie Mehl of Steinert Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winners: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Vote for JSZ’s Week One Top Play and Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone brings you the best of the best from the past weekend in high school football. Every Sunday, we’ll ask you to vote for the Top Play and Top Performers from the previous weekend on the gridiron. Our Top Play winners will be invited to be part of our statewide football banquet coming up in December. Our Game Ball winners will be presented with a JSZ Game Ball during a mid-week practice. Our polls are open NOW and will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for supporting JSZ and allowing us to bring a new level of coverage of high school football. We are excited to promote the great athletes around the Garden State. Watch our Top Plays from Week One and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll Rich’s Game Ball JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis started Jersey Sports Zone on the Jersey Shore and is excited to honor top athletes each and every week. Monmouth Building Center has been a longtime supporter of Shore Conference athletes. Monmouth Building Center allows us to present Game Balls to top Shore performers in football, basketball, baseball and softball to top athletes from Monmouth and Ocean County. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Coaches can email firstname.lastname@example.org if they have a nominee from high school football. Take Our Poll Alex’s Game Ball JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has nominees from the Big North and Greater Middlesex Conference. Coaches if you have a player with a big performance, you can nominate him for our JSZ Game Ball. Email email@example.com by Saturday night if you have a player from the Big North or GMC who stepped up: Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has nominees from the Mid-State 38 Conference. Email firstname.lastname@example.org every week with top performers from Mid-State 38: Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the best performers from the West Jersey Football League every week. To nominate your favorite player for a Game Ball, email email@example.com Take Our Poll Missed our Highlights Shows? 22 games from around the state on our Friday and Saturday highlights shows. Watch our high definition highlights and post-game interviews from around the state. Do you want to see your hometown team featured on JSZ? We are entirely supported by our great sponsors. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to join our team. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.