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 at JSZ Hockey Banquet!
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.