JSZ Week 7 Football Game Ball Polls are Live!
We’re beyond the halfway mark of the 2021 New Jersey high school football season and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are still going! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored on a weekly basis. Did we miss a player? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our MMJ’s below. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Wednesday 10.6 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Cinnaminson 1 Delran 0 | Boys The Pirates picked up a signature win, beating a bitter rival and staying undefeated in the process. Ryan Adams’ goal in the 50th minute proved to be the difference. Christian Palmer assisted on the goal, while Cinnaminson keeper Sean Kennedy made several crucial saves down the stretch to earn a clean sheet for the Pirates (10-0). It was the first loss of the season for the Bears (9-1-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from this BCSL showdown: Cinnaminson highlights are made possible by NJM Insurance. Hunterdon Central 4 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 | Boys The Red Devils put in work Wednesday night. Hunterdon Central (9-1) picked up its seventh-consecutive win and also topped division rival Bridgewater-Raritan (5-4-1) in Skyland Conference Delaware division action. Nicholas Riga, Ryan Nourbakhsh and Adam Cook each tallied goals in the first half before senior captain Alejandro Pintado closed the scoring with a PK goal in the 66th minute. Darren Szanto had four saves for the clean sheet in the victory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Kearny and Delran battle to a draw at The Den
Kearny 1 Delran 1 After a 100-minute battle on the pitch, neither side could score the game-winner as the Kardinals and Bears tied on Saturday. Senior Christian Escandon scored in the 32nd minute off a fantastic pass from senior Dalton Davilla to give Kearny (7-1-1) the lead in the first half. Sophomore Drew Roskos responded with a goal in the 37th minute off a corner kick to even things up for good. Senior goalkeepers Joshua Rodriguez and Eamon McLoughlin were fantastic in net for their respective sides. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is able to highlight one boys and one girls game per week thanks to our partnership with OceanFirst Bank. They’re dedicated to helping us showcase the top moments in New Jersey high school athletics!
Watch Wednesday 9.15 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Pennington 7 Princeton Day 0 | Boys After a three game season last year, national prep power Pennington (2-0) has been on a scoring frenzy in 2021. Following their 7-0 win over Princeton Day (1-2), the Red Raiders have now scored 14 goals in their first two matchups. Aidan Keith and Gabe DiPierro got the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
The Top Play Belt is BACK! Vote for the best
Jersey Sports Zone’s 2021 high school football coverage with great Week 0 coverage around the state. Check out the best plays captured by JSZ cameras and cast your vote for Top Play from the opening weekend Each week, Jersey Sports Zone will take the ten best plays our cameras capture to ask our audience to vote for the best play from New Jersey high school football. The 2021 season kicked off with great action around the state. Watch our Week 0 Top Plays and cast your vote now. The polls are open now through Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt.
Watch Friday 8.27 JSZ Football Highlights
High school football returns with action all over the state, including the inaugural Battle at the Beach showcase event in Ocean City. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the action! Thank you for supporting Jersey Sports Zone with your All-Access pass. Every new subscriber we add to our team allows to showcase […] 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.
Top 10 Boys Soccer Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season continues with our top boys soccer games of the year. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are our picks for the Top 10 boys soccer games of the 2020 season! No. 10: Kiernan’s Golden Goal Pushes Southern Past TR North Kevin Kiernan scored 27 goals in his senior season at Southern, and none might have been bigger than his overtime golden goal to top Toms River North on Nov. 9. Kiernan broke a 3-3 tie after creeping into the box and nailing the game winner. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the call: No. 9: Incoming Dusk Ends Top Matchup Between GSB and Monroe The only blemishes on the final records for Gill St. Bernard’s and Monroe were both due to this wild, 94-minute battle in Gladstone on Nov. 9. The Knights clawed back in late in the second half to tie the match at three and then a lack of sunlight and a fast approaching dusk would force the game to be called in overtime. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the highlights: No. 8: Clifton’s Unbeaten Streak Gets All The Way Up to 33 Straight At one point in the 2020 season, Clifton was ranked among the top high school teams in the country. Their illustrious win streak reached as high as 33 games on Nov. 3 in this 6-3 victory over Kearny. Four days later, the Mustangs would lose to Ramsey, thus ending that unbeaten streak. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 7: Delbarton Downs Morris Catholic to Win Regional Title Delbarton is one of the most decorated programs year in and year out in New Jersey. Though no “true” state champions were crowned in 2020, the Green Wave still were able to win a regional playoff tournament to close their COVID-shortened season. Curt Calov led the Green Wave with a pair of goals in a 7-2 win over Morris Catholic back on Nov. 21. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 6: Montclair Rallies with Four Straight Goals, Topples Kearny The Mounties showed their ability to handle a serious level of adversity with their backs up against the wall in this playoff contest on Nov. 19. After falling behind two goals to a surging Kearny team, Montclair rallied with four straight goals to win a close game and advance. They ultimately would win a regional championship two days later against Livingston. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 5: Grello is Golden in Delran’s 2OT Win over Rancocas Valley The Den is one of top soccer pitches in all of New Jersey high school sports. It’s also a place when Andrew Grello delivered one of the best, clutch goals of the 2020 season. Grello’s beautiful goal in double overtime was the difference in a heart pounding, 2-1 victory over fellow Burlington County foe Rancocas Valley on Oct. 5. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there to tell the story: No. 4: Johnny Hart Breaks Lacey’s Heart with 2OT Golden Goal Johnny Hart was the star of the show anytime JSZ cameras showed up to cover Pinelands boys soccer. That was exactly the case on Oct. 20. Hart’s beautiful free kick bent around a wall of defenders and hit the back of the net to finish off a 2-1 double overtime victory for the Wildcats. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights and more: No. 3: Middlesex Makes History, Goes 17-0 in Unforgettable Year Having one of the best seasons in program history is always an incredible feeling – but doing it during a global pandemic was even more impressive. Middlesex finished off a perfect 17-0 season on Nov. 21 with a rousing 7-1 victory over Brearley. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the coverage from the GMC: No. 2: Martinho’s Magic Lifts Monroe Past Elizabeth In Regional Title Game This battle between two of New Jersey’s top public schools was everything we could have asked for, and more. Zach Martinho delivered what seemed to be the biggest goal of his high school career to lift his Falcons by Elizabeth in a nail-biting 3-2 double overtime final on Nov. 21. Monroe finished the year with a regional championship and a 14-0-1 record. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for this incredible game: No. 1: Gill St. Bernard’s Secures No. 1 Ranking in NJ With Close Win over Rival Pingry There were no doubts about who the No. 1 team in New Jersey was after Nov. 21. Gill St. Bernard’s closed out the best season in program history after a 3-2 victory over their top rival Pingry in Somerset County. Micaah Garnette, Gavin Scavino and David Frankel all scored goals to lead the Knights to a regional championship and a win this team would never forget. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the highlights:
JSZ’s Week 5 Baseball + Softball Polls Are Up!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fifth week of the spring season. Our Week 5 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 made possible 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
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 JSZ Girls Wrestling State Finals Highlights!
All roads lead to Phillipsburg in 2021. After a turbulent season, we’ve made it to the NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Finals. Jersey Sports Zone has FULL highlights from the each championship bout from the girls finals at the home of the Stateliners. Stay tuned and enjoy the highlights! 100 Pound Champion: Isabella Santos, Elizabeth 107 […] 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 JSZ Girls Region Wrestling Highlights
Spots in Phillipsburg and the individual girls state wrestling finals were on the line at Williamstown and Union. JSZ has highlights of both regions and has a look at the eight wrestlers in each weight class that get the chance to compete for state titles next Saturday. The individual wrestling state tournament is underway. 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.
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
We’re Halfway Done! Vote Now for JSZ Week 3 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is somehow halfway done already. The third week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote now for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
The 2020 fall season might have been shortened but it didn’t stop New Jersey’s soccer talent from providing amazing moments. Check out our goals of the year and top saves and vote now to see who takes home top honors! The 2020 high school soccer season provided incredible goals and saves from all around the state. The Jersey Sports Zone team went through every game we shot in 2020 and compiled our nominees for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. In addition, we asked our great fan base to submit their favorite clips for our Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year. The voting is open NOW through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Girls Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Save of the Year (Boys and Girls) Take Our Poll Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 11.6 JSZ Week 6 Football Highlights
The final regular-season Friday Night Lights of the 2020 season are finally upon us. Stay tuned in all night as our team of MMJ’s bring you action from all corners of the state! Holy Spirit 12 St. Augustine 7 The Spartans earned a spot in the top West Jersey Football League “playoff pod” with 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.
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
Incredible Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 2 Game Ball Nominees!
Just like that, we’re already 1/4 of the way through the 2020 football season now that Week 2 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 parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 10.5 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A new week begins with some tremendous games all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Delran 2 Rancocas Valley 1 (2OT) | Boys Andrew Grello scored the golden goal in double overtime to lift the Bears to a dramatic victory over rival RV in their season opener. The five-time defending South Jersey Group 2 […] 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 NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship Finals
Welcome back to A.C., New Jersey wrestling fans! Jersey Sports Zone’s team of MMJ’s has wall-to-wall coverage of every single girls state final as New Jersey will crown champions for only the second year. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! 100 Pound Final: Sydney Petzinger (Parsippany) p. Ava Rose (Princeton), 5:00. Sydney Petzinger’s reign atop the 100-pound division continues as she pins Ava Rose in the third period to clinch her second-straight state championship and remain undefeated in her career in girls competition. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Princeton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. 107 Pound Final: Johnae Drumright (Trenton) d. Chloe Ayres (Princeton), 4-3 Princeton’s Chloe Ayres wins her second State Title as she downs Johnae Drumright of Trenton Central 4-3. Ayres secured a takedown in the third period to take the lead. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Coverage of Princeton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates 114 Pound Final: Kira Pipkins (Bloomfield) d. Katrina Kling (Warren Hills), 6-4 (SV OT) Kira Pipkins might be listed as a freshman, but the Bloomfield 114-pounder certainly looked like she had plenty of experience on the mat. Pipkins beat the regulation buzzer with an escape to force OT and then hit the title-winning shot in the first SV period. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 121 Pound Final: Noran Elmahroukey (New Providence) p. Kalli Roskos (Delran) 1:32 128 Pound Final: Stephanie Andrade (Hunterdon Central) p. Avery Meyers (Jackson Memorial) 1:04 Stephanie Andrade came into the State Tournament with high expectations and she did not disappoint. Andrade captured her second State Title with a first period pin in the finals over Avery Myers of Jackson Memorial. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. 135 Pound Final: Gabby Miller (Monroe) d. Emma Matera (Delran) 5-4 Emma Matera took a one-point lead into the third period, and then rode out the defending state champion Gabby Miller to win her first state crown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the higlights: 143 Pound Final: Jordan Katz (Jackson Memorial) d. Alexis Rosano (Overbrook) 9-4 Freshman Alexis Rosano made a statement winning the 143-pound State Championship. Rosano beat Senior Jordan Katz. Her first trip to Atlantic City was successful to say the least! JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: 151 Pound Final: Jess Johnson (Manalapan) d. Precious Opara (West Orange), 9-2 After winning the state title at 136-pounds a year ago, Jess Johnson conquers a new weight class as she defeats Precious Opara to win the state championship at 151-pounds. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 161 Pound Final: Jewel Gonzalez (Phillipsburg) p. Amanda Pace (North Bergen), 4:28 180 Pound Final: Kerly Borbor (New Brunswick) d. Amirah Giorgianni (Mainland) 9-5 (UTB) After falling short of a state title a year ago, Kerly Borbor buckled down to score a thrilling overtime victory. Borbor became the first wrestler in New Brunswick history to win a state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 215 Pound Final: Sandra Guerrero (West Orange) d. Joelle Klein (Lower Cape May), 7-0 Undefeated senior Sandra Guerrero had won all of her matches by fall leading up to the state final. It took the full six minutes against Joelle Klein, but that just makes a state title even sweeter for Guererro. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Watch JSZ S.J. Region Girls Wrestling Championship Highlights
The road to Boardwalk Hall continues at Williamstown High School for the Girls NJSIAA South Jersey Region Tournament. Stay tuned all night as the highlights roll in! 100-pounds Princeton’s Ava Rose defeats Allentown’s Jasmine Aizley; 4-2. Coverage of Allentown and Princeton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. 121-pounds Delran’s Kalli Roskos defeats Lakewood’s Jessica Rivera; 10-6. 135-pounds Delran’s Emma Matera defeats Monroe Township’s Gaby Miller; 3-0. Coverage of Monroe Township is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. 143-pounds Central Regional’s Jayla Hahn defeats Jackson Memorial’s Jordyn Katz; 12-6. Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. 180-pounds Mainland’s Amirah Giorgianni defeats Jackson Memorial’s Gina Novello; 4-3 (OT). Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. Other Results 107-pounds: Princeton’s Chloe Ayres defeats Trenton Central’s Johnae Drumright; 9-3. 114-pounds: Pennsauken’s Tatiana Walker defeats Lakewood’s Estefani Cortez; Fall (1:00). 128-pounds: Jackson Memorial’s Avery Meyers defeats Trenton Central’s Karielys Reyes; Fall (1:24). 151-pounds: Manalapan’s Jesse Johnson defeats Eastern’s Rachel Forsman; Fall (0:44). 161-pounds: Kingsway’s Olivia Heyer defeats Lakewood’s Ana Gonzalez; Fall (1:20). 215-pounds: Lower Cape May’s Joelle Klein defeats Rancocas Valley’s Kaila Mungo; 5-3.
Vote for NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 8 Game Balls
It’s almost playoff time, but first there are a few more game balls to award! South Jersey’s top players continue to put up some amazing numbers this season, and now it’s time to decide which of those players deserve our Week 8 NJM Insurance JSZ Game Balls. Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in early and often. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are proudly sponsored by NJM Insurance.
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.
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
Watch 11.17 Championship Soccer Highlights
It’s the final day of the 2019 high school soccer season in the Garden State and four teams from the public ranks will be crowned as champions at Kean University. Follow along with JSZ throughout the day as we’ll have all the highlights right here! Millburn 0 Wall 0 | Millburn (3-2) in PK’s | Group 3 Final It may have taken over 100 minutes, but the Millburn Millers are one of the happiest teams in New Jersey. Keeper Zach Barr was stellar in goal all afternoon long, snagging nine saves through regulation and overtime and then two more in PK’s to help seal the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and interviews: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Clifton 0 Hunterdon Central 0 | Clifton (5-4) in PK’s | Group 4 Final Clifton capped off their best season in recent history with a Group 4 State Championship. The Mustangs finish 22-0 thanks to a huge game from goalie Eryk Dymora who not only had nine saves, but scored two penalty kick goals in double overtime. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Glen Ridge 2 Bound Brook 1 (OT)| Group 1 Final The Ridgers scored on an own goal 2:51 into overtime to win the Group 1 state championship. Trailing 1-0 at the half, Travis Burnett fed Lucas Costa to level the match. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Kean University: Bernards 2 Delran 0| Group 2 Final Sophomore Nico Botti and freshman Greg Ferreira scored goals in the second half to give the Mountaineers their 5th state championship in school history. Botti scored off a corner kick that went off a Delran defender’s hand and Ferriera scored on a direct kick from 45 yards out. For Bernards coach Joe LaSpada he is a perfect 5-0 in state finals during his 40 year coaching career. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Kean University:
Watch 11.14 JSZ Boys Soccer State Semifinal Highlights
Sectional champions squared off on Thursday night for the right to advance to Sunday’s state finals at Kean University. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Clifton 3 Elizabeth 2 (2OT) | Group 4 Semifinal This head-to-head matchup of two undefeated teams delivered one of the most wild, roller-coaster games there’s been in 2019. After battling to a 2-2 score late in the second half, a fight broke out with :01 remaining in regulation. Each team had a player ejected after red cards were doled out. Clifton, however, battled through the adversity and came out with the win courtesy of a Danny Tobon golden goal (96′). The Mustangs will face Hunterdon Central in the Group 4 title game Sunday afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Franklin High School: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Hunterdon Central 2 Toms River North 1 | Group 4 Semifinal The Red Devils fell behind 1-0 early before storming back to take down the Mariners. Ali Baish opened the scoring for Toms River North, before Central’s Brady Mullins tied the game before halftime. Marc Costa gave the Red Devils the lead early in the second half, and they hung on for the victory. Hunterdon Central will face Clifton in the Group 4 state final on Sunday at 12:30. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Township: Wall 1 Triton 0 (OT) | Group 3 Semifinal Nico DellaPietro’s half-volley five minutes into overtime gives Wall a spot in the state championship game for the first time in 15 years. The Crimson Knights girls’ soccer team reached Kean University on a golden goal one day earlier and now the boys are heading to Union as well. Wall picks up its 16th shutout of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Toms River North: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Triton is made possible by Cooper University Health Care Millburn 1 Montville 0 | Group 3 Semifinal Millburn advanced to the Group 3 State Championship for a second consecutive year following a close 1-0 battle with Montville. The Millers scored in the 58th minute when Malcolm Migoya found brother Alex for the games only goal. Keeper Zach Barr finished with 12 saves. Millburn will look to take home their first title since 2012 after falling to Ocean Township in the big game last season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Delran 2 Rahway 0 | Group 2 Semifinal Frankie Taylor scored twice in the first six minutes to give Delran a spot in the Group 2 state championship and a matchup with Bernards in the state finals this Sunday at Kean University. Delran lost in the state semifinals the previous four years, but the fifth time is the charm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hopewell Valley High School: Thanks to Quick Chek for sponsoring JSZ’s state playoff coverage! Bound Brook 4 Lindenwold 1 | Group 1 Semifinal The Crusaders trailed 1-0 midway through the first half before going on a 4-0 scoring run to close out Lindenwold and advance to the Group 1 Final. Marco Martinez scored twice for the Crusaders, including the go-ahead goal late in the first half. Bound Brook faces Glen Ridge in the Group 1 Final on Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paul VI: Coverage of the NJISAA Playoffs is brought to you by QuickChek.
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.
Delran Celebrates All-American R.J. Moten
Delran senior standout R.J. Moten received his U.S. Army All-American jersey in front of a packed gymnasium on Friday afternoon. The Michigan recruit is one of just five All-Americans from New Jersey, and the lone player selected from South Jersey. Moten will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas in early January. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on hand for the jersey presentation and has the story:
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 Tuesday 10.1 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ’s Tuesday soccer coverage has a pair of big boys’ matchups on opposite ends of the state. We’ll have highlights from Notre Dame’s thrilling double-OT win along with a North/South battle in Union County. Notre Dame 2 Hopewell Valley 1 (2OT) Tuesday’s much anticipated Colonial Valley Conference matchup between Notre Dame and Hopewell Valley more than lived up to expectations. Both teams entered 8-2 and after one half of play there would be no score. Bordentown transfer Aiden Hoenisch would draw first blood for the Irish at the 50’ mark before Hopewell countered to tie it approaching the end of regulation. In double overtime Danny Bensch would find net for Notre Dame to bring home a W on a golden goal. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hopewell Valley coverage. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2 Delran 1 It always like Delran is playing big games considering how tough their schedule is. The Bears hit their second speed bump of 2019 after suffering a 2-1 loss to Union County power Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The Raiders found the net twice in under 30 seconds in the second half to build a wide enough margin and secure victory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains:
Eye-Popping TD Numbers, Yardages Highlight JSZ Week 3 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 3 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 Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Colonial Valley 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.
Moten Picks Michigan
Delran rising senior RJ Moten was one of the most highly-recruited players in the state. The Bears standout announced his college decision on Saturday, as he’ll head to Michigan to play for the Wolverines. Moten lines up all over the field at Delran, and he projects as a safety for Michigan. Check out a JSZ feature story on RJ Moten from earlier this summer as well:
Moten to Announce College Decision on July 27th
The decision is made, and the announcement is coming soon. Delran’s RJ Moten is one of the state’s most coveted recruits. The rising senior recently revealed a top ten list which includes Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State and Wisconsin. JSZ’s Mike Frankel catches up with Moten to learn more about the recruiting process, the possibility of playing two sports in college, and the expectations for his senior season with the Bears:
60 more nominees from the diamond are up for JSZ Game Balls
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of 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 Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
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. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Top Hoops Performances up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote Now!
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 South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North 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
Watch JSZ State Semifinal Soccer Highlights from 11.13
It’s state semifinal Tuesday in New Jersey high school soccer! JSZ brings you nine games from around the state! Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) | Group 3 Girls State Semifinals With time winding down in overtime, Northern Highlands sophomore Reagan Klarmann kneed in the game-winning goal to push the Highlanders to yet another Group 3 title game. An incredibly even match throughout, both the Highlanders and Lions have chances to win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a thriller at Livingston High School: Holmdel 2 Delran 1 | Group 2 Boys State Semifinals In a rematch of last year’s semifinals No. 3 Holmdel and No. 7 Delran faced off with much more on the line than bragging rights Tuesday evening. The Hornets got ahead on a goal from Jack Russo, but Delran answered with a score of their own to leave us tied by the 20 minute mark. Late in the second half Anthony Arena would find net to send reigning Group 2 State Champions Holmdel back to the title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ocean Township 3 Seneca 0 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Leo Montesinos blast a 29-yard direct kick with under four minutes to go in the first half and Andrew Yates and Luke Yates scored goals 2:12 apart in the second half to give the Spartans a spot in the Group 3 state finals this Saturday at Kean against Millburn. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River North: Millburn 2 Paramus 1 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Evan Berney’s goal in the 63rd minute proved to be the game-winner as the Millburn Millers advance to the Group 3 state title game this weekend at Kean University. Rory McLaughlin also tallied an equalizer earlier in the match from a free kick. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Livingston High School: Elizabeth 3 Morris Knolls 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinals The Morris Knolls Golden Eagles upset the Elizabeth Minutemen in the Group IV State Semifinal game at Franklin High School. Scalici & Furlong lead the way to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has all the highlights for you now: Washington Township 4 East Brunswick 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinal Chad Yates scores two goals to lead Washington Township (24-1) to the state championship on Saturday morning at Kean against Morris Knolls. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Rowan University: Bridgewater-Raritan 2 West Orange 0 | Group 4 Girls State Semifinals Bridgewater-Raritan eliminated West Orange in the North 1 Group 4 State Semifinals at Franklin High School. They are now heading off to the state final game at Kean University for the 6th time in school history. Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Total Rehab! Moorestown 2 Brick Township 0 | Group 3 Girls Semifinal Julia Dalmass scored an amazing 60-yard goal on a free kick and Cici Imhotep on the Quakers on the board in the 13th minute as Moorestown gets its fourth consecutive shutout. The Quakers will face Northern Highlands for the Group 3 state championship on Sunday at 5:30 pm at Kean University. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River: Thanks to NJM Insurance for allowing us to capture great moments from Moorestown High all year long! Gov. Livingston 1 Delsea 0 | Group 2 Girls State Semifinals Governor Livingston reached the Group 2 State Finals for the first time in over 30 years with a 1-0 win over Delsea. After a scoreless first half Freshman Allie Post with 10 minutes remaining gave the Highlanders the only lead of the game for either team with a late score. GL would then looked to it’s defense to close out the match. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Delsea coverage!
Vote for the final JSZ Game Balls of the 2018 Football Season!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Eight 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. This is the final week of voting for our Game Balls – we will have Top Play polls through the first two rounds of the playoffs. Thanks to everyone for voting and supporting Jersey Sports Zone! Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 8 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 8 Highlights
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 9.27
Jersey Sports Zone’s Thursday soccer slate brings us three games across the Garden State. Delbarton 3 Delran 0 The Green Wave scored three first-half goals and Kyle Swift made four saves including a penalty kick in the second half as Delbarton avenged an upset loss to Delran two years ago. Ivan Scotto scored the first goal in the 16th minute and nine minutes later Curt Calov delivered a magnificent strike from 20 yards out to make it a 2-0 lead. Will Donovan scored in the closing minute to give Delbarton a 3-0 advantage at the half. JSZ has highlights of NJ’s #1 ranked team improving to 9-0 on the season: North Hunterdon 2 Voorhees 1- Boys Soccer Voorhees and North Hunterdon met in The Pit tonight for a boys soccer matchup. The first half was completely scoreless, but in the second North Hunterdon would take a 2-1 lead and hold on for the victory. Check out full highlights of this crosstown rivalry matchup now: Lacey 1 Lakewood 0- Boys Soccer Junior forward Sean Moffit broke a scoreless tie in the 61st minute after a steal and shot past the keeper. Moffit, who now leads the Lions in scoring with eight goals this year, helped propel Lacey to a 7-1 record on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Lakewood: Thanks to Michael Inzelbuch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Lakewood sports all year long
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
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from Boys HS Soccer in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10: Holmdel 7 Ocean 1 – Shore Conference Tournament championship We saw one of the best individual efforts of the entire year as Anthony Arena delivered a sensational five goal performance to give the Hornets its first SCT title. Watch Arena’s masterful performance! #9: Saint Benedict’s Prep 2 Lawrenceville 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: #8: Holmdel 1 Matawan 1 (Hornets advance on PK’s) – Central Jersey Group 2 Playoffs It took 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks, but the No. 1 seeded Holmdel Hornets came away with a dramatic victory over fellow Shore Conference foe Matawan on Tuesday afternoon. After two overtime periods the match remained tied at 1 a piece and we went to Penalty Kicks to decide a winner. Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Lionetta came up with two clutch saves, and Cyrus Darvish put in the game-winning PK. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Matawan below! #7: Pennington 5 Peddie 2 Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself worthy of the honor. Diop scored four times, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal for Pennington in the 68th minute. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win! #6: Delbarton 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton, it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from the State Championship Match below! #5: Holmdel 4 Dover 1 – NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship Holmdel High School put an end to a historic season on the soccer field. The Hornets captured a divisional, Shore Conference, Sectional, and NJSIAA Group-2 State Title in 2017. Holmdel (22-1-1) used a balanced scoring attack of 4 goals from 4 different players (Mikey Neff, Matt Leon, Justin McStay, and Joe Arena) to get a 4-1 win over Dover in the State Championship match on Sunday morning at Kean University. The win gives the Hornet’s their 2nd State Title in School History. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Dover below! #4: Kearny 3 Princeton 1 – NJSIAA Group 4 State Championship Jose Escandon scored two goals in the second half to lead the Kardinals to their first state soccer championship since 2004. Escandon gathered a rebound off a free kick in the 50th minute to get Kearny on the board. In the 70th minute, he drew a foul and converted a 25-yard free kick to give the Kardinals a two-goal advantage. Andrew Berger got Princeton on the board with 2:14 to go in the game, but Ryan Valdaz sealed the state championship with an open field goal with just six seconds remaining. Kearny finishes the year with a 19-0-5 record. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: #3: Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game-winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: #5: Saint Benedict’s Prep 5 Pennington 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School who also held the No. 1 ranking earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed they why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. #1: Saint Benedict’s Prep 4 Blair – Prep “A” State Championship The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2). The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! Jersey Sports Zone Boys Soccer Goals of the Year from 2017 Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible highlights. Watch the best goals captured by our camera in 2017 and look forward to many more in 2018!
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 4.29!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winner: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJ Devils honor state’s best – meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone hockey team!
The New Jersey Devils provided a special night for the Garden State’s top hockey players. The first JSZ All-Zone Hockey banquet was hosted at the Prudential Center prior to the Devils 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Following the presentation of our video highlights and Player of the Year profiles, the players, coaches and families watched the Devils game and our All-Zone team was honored during the second intermission on the world’s largest in-arena scoreboard. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Courtney DuPont recap a fantastic night at the Rock: Mickey Burns wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward was the overwhelming choice among statewide hockey coaches and media. Burns had 28 goals and 49 assists for the Ironmen. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont profiles the future Vermont Catamount Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Mickey BurnsDon Bosco Prep141347 Nick SiffringerDelbarton33520 Matt SchoerPope John13413 Zach TarantinoWall13110 John GelattSaint John Vianney1218 Tom PryymakSummit0306 A special thanks to our voting panel! Coaches: Paramus Catholic, High Point, Pope John, Summit, Ridgewood, Woodbridge Twp, Verona, Don Bosco Prep, Delbarton, Middletown North, Wall, RBC, Saint John Vianney, Central Regional, CBA Media: Matt Stypulkoski NJ.com, Chris Rotolo Shore Hockey Report, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Courtney DuPont JSZ, Rich Chrampanis JSZ Watch our features on 2nd and 3rd place finishers Nick Siffringer and Matt Schoer: Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Nick Burgess, DelbartonJohn Campomenosi, Don Bosco PrepStephen Buck, Seton Hall Prep Scott Kimiecik, DelbartonJohn Hallard, Middletown NorthDean DiFazio, CBA Ciaran McNelis, Red Bank CatholicJalen Kaplan, DelbartonTJ Evan, Woodbridge TownshipMickey Burns, Don Bosco Prep - JSZ Hockey Player of the Year Hunter Macy, DelbartonDrew Galea, Woodbridge TownshipMatt Schoer, Pope John - POY Finalist Thomas Shweigardt, Don Bosco PrepJohn Gelatt, Saint John VianneyNick Siffringer, Delbarton - POY Finalist John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Kyle Knight, St. Augustine Prep Alex Konovalov, Ridge Tsubasa Konishi, Don Bosco Prep Jin Lee, Northern Highlands Kyle Mandleur, Hun School Liam Noonan, CBA Tom Pryymak, Summit Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Zach Tarantino, Wall Aidan Trainor, Princeton Will Vitton, Summit Thomas Winter, Chatham Will Zimmer, Randolph Top 5 Goals from February and JSZ’s Save of the Year JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez talked with some of our Plays of the Month honorees and was with them as they watched their goals play on the scoreboard at the Rock: Watch our winners and thanks to everyone who voted Save of the Year: Thomas Kampf, Central Regional #5: Scott Schnell, Hunterdon Central #4: Collin Andersen, Rumson-Fair Haven #3: John Callander, Point Pleasant Boro #2: Hunter Macy, Delbarton #1: Jin Lee, Northern Highlands A special thanks to Thomas Dreisbach and the staff at the New Jersey Devils for giving New Jersey high school hockey players a special experience at the Rock all season long!
Vote for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have 12 nominees for goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winners will receive a placque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Boys State Soccer Semifinal Highlights
JSZ brings you highlights of four boys state soccer semifinal games: Kearny 0 (5) Bridgewater-Raritan 0 (4) Both the Kearny Kardinals and Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers expected to win this matchup, and that proved true as they played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. In the end, the Kearny Kardinals were victorious in a 5-4 PK victory over the Panthers, and they will be moving onto the Group 4 State Final this Sunday. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! A big thank you goes out to our wonderful sponsors of Bridgewater-Raritan HS. It is because of you we are able to get great highlights of Panther athletics all year long! Mainland 0 Toms River South 0 (Mainland wins 7-6 in PKs) Matt Stellinato made three saves in a nine round penalty kick battle to give Mainland a spot in the Group 3 state championship. The two teams played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. The Mustangs had a goal taken away in the first half due to an offsides call, while TRS Clem Slavick had a shot that was steered away at the goal line by Joe Palmieri in the second half. Tied at 4 through five shooters in the penalty kicks, Indians keeper Jake Towell made a save in round seven giving Toms River South a chance to win it, but Stellinato kept the Mustangs season alive with a huge save. Finally in round 9, Jimmy Kryjer scored and Stellinato made his third save to clinch the victory. Watch the dramatic highlights and post-match interview with the Mainland keeper: Holmdel 3 Delran 1 The Hornets fell behind in the 5th minute, but responded with three unanswered goals in a battle of two top 10 ranked state powers. Mark McStay tied the game at one, while Anthony Arena scored the go ahead goal and Matt Leon wrapped up the scoring. Holmdel will face Dover in the Group 2 state championship on Sunday at Kean. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights and post-match reaction from Hopewell Valley High School: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore for sponsoring our Holmdel Hornets coverage. BCB-Bayshore is the reason we are able to bring you great Holmdel highlights in all sports all year long. We’ll be at the Hornets state championship game this Sunday because of BCB-Bayshore, your community bank! Princeton 1 Washington Township 0 Atticus Lynch pounced on a rebound in the 53rd minute for the game’s only goal as the Little Tigers make their first ever trip to the state finals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was at Rowan and brings you the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton High coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll be at the Little Tigers state championship game this Sunday because of the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Boys Soccer State Semifinal Scores Group 4 Kearny 0 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 (Kearny wins in PK’s 5-4) Princeton 1 Washington Township 0 Kearny vs. Princeton, Sunday at 5:30 pm in Group 4 state championship Group 3 Mainland 0 Toms River South 0 (Mainland wins in PKs 7-6) Mendham 1 Old Tappan 0 Mainland vs. Mendham, Sunday at 3:00 pm in Group 3 state championship Group 2 Holmdel 3 Delran 1 Dover 1 Newton 0 Holmdel vs. Dover, Sunday at 12:30 pm in Group 2 state championship Group 1 Pompton Lakes 2 Dayton 0 Glassboro 2 Highland Park 0 Pompton Lakes vs. Glassboro, Sunday at 10:00 am in Group 1 state championship
Vote for Nery’s Week 5 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Delran Bears Surge Past Moorestown in 2nd Half – Watch Highlights
Delran – 3 Moorestown – 0 After being held scoreless for the first 40 minutes, the Delran Bears broke through in the 2nd half for three goals, two of which coming from junior forward Sean McLaughlin and the other coming off a header by sophomore Frankie Taylor. Delran bounced back with the 3-0 win after a 1-1 draw with top ranked Delbarton School last Thursday. Watch full highlights of The Bear’s win vs Moorestown! 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.
Delran stuns nation’s top ranked team in 2-1 thriller
Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound for the game winner. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: 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.