10 more great plays vie for JSZ’s Top Play Belt
It’s Week 7’s Top Plays captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. Check out the best of the best from New Jersey high school football and cast your votes now! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 7 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to South Brunswick’s Damarion Potts for winning JSZ’s Week 6 Top Play Belt!
Watch Friday 10.15 JSZ All-Access Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you four great games from around the state. Get your JSZ All-Access pass now to watch all of the highlights! Cedar Creek 35 Winslow Twp. 27 The Pirates trailed 13-7 at halftime, but then scored three straight touchdowns in the second half to stay undefeated. Ja’Quan Howard led the way, rushing […] 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.
October and the Week 5 Game Ball Polls Arrive Together!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! 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. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! 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 Saturday 9.18 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 3 wraps up with plenty of great games all over the state! Enjoy the highlights! A great week of high school football closes out with five more games on the JSZ Week 3 Saturday menu. Head over to our homepage to watch our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, a double-overtime thriller between St. […] 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 Polls are Back! Get Voting for Week 2 Football Game Balls
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! 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. 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.
Top 10 Girls Lacrosse Games of 2021: JSZ Summer Recap Series
After missing an entire year in 2020, New Jersey high school girls lacrosse made up for lost time with a memorable season. With 8 Under Armour All-Americans from our state, the level of play was off the charts! We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 girls lacrosse games captured by JSZ cameras. New Jersey girls lacrosse has a national reputation with good reason. We saw some incredible games and some of the best high school teams in the country show their stuff in the spring. JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season: #10 Cherokee wins state title With a 21-2 season, Cherokee more than earned its 2021 Group 4 state championship. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights of the Chiefs 9-4 win over Westfield #9 Allentown rallies to stay perfect The Redbirds trailed 5-3 at the half but were able to rally in the second half scoring four goals on the way to a 7-6 win over Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for Mercer County’s top two teams #8 Rumson’s Revenge: RFH wins 8th straight SCT After losing their Shore Conference regular-season win streak (see #1), RFH got their revenge against Trinity Hall to win their 8th consecutive Shore Conference Tourney title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the action from Monmouth University #7 Ridgewood continues Bergen County dominance Ridgewood scored two second-half goals to break a 3-3 halftime tie and top IHA 5-3 and win its remarkable 16th straight Bergen County title. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights #6 Old Bridge win GMC in OT In driving rain, Ella Sblano’s overtime goal gave Old Bridge a 5-4 win over Monroe and the GMC championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the action from a thrilling title game #5 Chatham shocks T of C champ Early in the 2021 season, Chatham sent shock waves through New Jersey with an 8-7 upset of Oak Knoll behind Sophie Straka’s five-point effort. It was the only loss of the year for the national power #4 RFH upsets Summit to win state crown Chase Boyle and Mia James combine for 10 goals to give Rumson-Fair Haven the second girls lax state title in state history. JSZ’s Jay Cook recaps RFH’s 14-13 win over Summit #3 Oak Knoll wins T of C for second straight time The Royals won their 20th straight game with a 10-9 win over Moorestown led by Richmond Spider Colleen Quinn. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights from the final game of the 2021 season #2 Blake’s OT goal gives Haddonfield South Jersey bragging rights McKenzie Blake’s 5th goal of the game was one of the biggest of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there for Haddonfield’s 10-9 overtime win against Moorestown #1 Trinity Hall ends RFH’s Shore Conference streak Rumson-Fair Haven won 127 straight Shore Conference games until Peyton McGuire’s 4th goal of the game gave Trinity Hall an 8-7 win over the Bulldogs to end the nine year reign. Both teams went on to win state championships. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis breaks down an epic moment in Shore Conference girls lacrosse
Top 10 Girls Basketball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 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. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 girls basketball games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no Tournament of Champions in 2021, but the New Jersey high school girls basketball season once again showed why it is among the best in the nation. From upsets to big-time matchups, JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season #10 Glassboro’s Alexis Davis Drops 41 Super sophomore Alexis Davis was electric in a 41 point, 17 rebound effort in 74-37 win vs. Penns Grove. JSZ’s James Mooney has the call: #9 Caseys knocks off Adams, Manchester RBC overcame a 23 point, 20 rebound effort from JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny Adams with a balanced scoring attack in 65-51 win over Manchester Township. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Red Bank: #8 Manasquan tops archrival Saint Rose on the road The Warriors open the season with a huge 55-52 win over their archrival to springboard a 13-2 season. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there for the Shore Conference battle: #7 Middletown South shocks Marlboro The Eagles played near-perfect basketball in a 47-37 shocker over 8-0 Marlboro. Middletown South came into the contest with a 2-5 record. Both teams were shut down for the year due to COVID following this game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference upset: #6 Haddonfield hands Middle Township 1st loss One of the big South Jersey girls games of the year saw Haddonfield (14-1) hand Middle Township (8-1) their first loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights of the Bulldogs 47-37 win: #5 St. John Vianney closes out perfect season St. John Vianney left no doubt who was the top girls basketball team in New Jersey after a 61-34 win over RBC in the Shore Conference championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of the Lancers 14th straight win: #4 GSB scores OT win at Franklin Ella Fajardo takes over in OT to give Gill St. Bernard’s scoring 18 points to pair with Caileigh Walsh’s 19 points and 17 rebounds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights of GSB’s 44-42 win at Franklin: #3 Morris Catholic stuns 14-0 Sparta Tyonna Bailey pours in 19 to lead Morris Catholic to a 54-51 upset over previously unbeaten Sparta. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the North Jersey shocker: #2 Timber Creek makes Cinderella run in Tri-County The #6 seed caps off a magical run with a 46-38 win over Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from one of the biggest surprises of the 2021 girls basketball season: #1 SJV wins 1 vs. 2 showdown We didn’t have a Tournament of Champions, but St. John Vianney’s 62-55 win over Trenton Catholic served as an unofficial T of C final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the action from the biggest girls basketball game of 2021:
Vote Now for JSZ’s Clutch Play of the Year
Athletes from all over the Garden State came up clutch during the spring season. We’ve taken the best clutch moments captured by our JSZ cameras, from a variety of spring sports, and we want you to vote on the best one! Take a look at the highlight reel, and then cast your votes as often as you’d like until Sunday at 3:00 pm! Continue to cast your votes for boys and girls lacrosse goals of the year until those polls close as well. On Saturday, we’ll roll out our top Web Gems of the spring!
Vote Now for JSZ’s Girls Lacrosse Goal of the Year!
It was an incredible year for New Jersey girls high school lacrosse with 8 Under Armour All-Americans out of 44 coming from the Garden State. Watch the best of the best from our coverage and cast your vote for the 2021 JSZ Girls Lacrosse goal of the year! The talent level in New Jersey high school girls lacrosse is off the charts and it shows in the best goals captured by JSZ cameras during the 2021 season. We’ve got 10 nominees for JSZ Girls Lacrosse Goal of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone who watched our coverage this season and who joined our team as JSZ subscribers. Watch all of our top goal nominees and cast your vote below! Our 2021 JSZ spring sports plays of the year continue with Clutch Play on Friday followed by our Web Gems on Saturday!
Watch Saturday 6.12 JSZ Girls Lacrosse State Championship Highlights
The group championships for girls lacrosse are here! After a long and arduous season, six state champions were crowned Saturday at Middletown South and Montgomery. JSZ has wall-to-wall coverage of each one. Enjoy all the highlights with the JSZ All-Access Pass! Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Summit 13 | Group 2 Final Chase Boyle and Mia James […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 5.24 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Monroe 14 St. Thomas Aquinas 0 | Boys | GMC Quarterfinals (1) Monroe (12-3) defeated (8) St. Thomas Aquinas (4-10) 14-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Falcons were able to take a 9-0 lead at halftime thanks to a pair of goals from Anton Updale, Updale would finish with […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Lights-Out Pitching, Big Bats Headline Week 4 Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fourth week of the spring season. Our Week 4 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camden County Boys T&F Championships
Haddon Township played host to the Camden County Track and Field Championships on Saturday, and JSZ was trackside to capture the boys action in the afternoon. The Mazero brothers of Paul VI combined to win three county titles, while Highland won the overall team title. Audubon won the Small School team championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 5.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Saturday was a busy day on the lacrosse field, as JSZ brings you action from all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! South Brunswick 14 East Brunswick 11 | Boys South Brunswick (6-1) picked up its third straight win with a 14-11 victory over East Brunswick […] 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.
Blake is Back for Haddonfield
An injury plus the pandemic put one of the state’s best girls lacrosse players on the sideline for nearly two years. This spring, Princeton commit McKenzie Blake returns to try to lead Haddonfield to a third straight state championship. Bulldawgs head coach Jessica Blake is grateful to see her daughter back on the field. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Saturday 3.27 Wrestling Highlights
Saturday was another intense day on the mat! Check back throughout the afternoon to watch all of the action! Haddonfield 54 Highland 21 The Haddons (5-1) had themselves a Saturday pin party, with Daniel Flood, Alex Hurly, Will Bayer, Blaise Hendrix and Ben Siok all winning by fall. Mike Williams and Ta’Kai Knox both pinned […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
All this week, JSZ will honor the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week long celebration of the 2021 season concludes with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees. The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. All this week, we will honor our All-Zone teams starting with the girls on Monday and Tuesday followed by the boys All-Zoners on Wednesday and Thursday. Coming up on Friday, JSZ will announce our 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone winners. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Watch Saturday 3.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final day of the 2021 season is here, and JSZ has highlights from great games all around the Garden State. Thanks for watching all season long! Roselle Catholic 64 Bergen Catholic 58 (OT) | Boys The only thing missing from this duel between top five teams in New Jersey was a Tournament of Champions […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
With just a over a week left in the season, our crew has highlights from top games all over the state. West Morris 83 Randolph 56 | Boys West Morris (11-0) remains undefeated following a dominating 83-56 win over Randolph (2-2). The Wolfpack led 38-15 at halftime thanks to a big first half from Ethan […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Wild Statlines Highlight Week 4 Game Ball Nominees
The fourth week of the 2021 basketball season has come and gone, and with it came some memorable performances on the hardwood. Start voting now for JSZ’s Boys and Girls Game Balls for each region of 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: 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 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
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
Watch Saturday 2.13 JSZ Basketball Highlights
We have a solid Saturday slate of hoops from all corners of the Garden State. Check back all day as the highlights roll in! Roselle Catholic 80 Camden Catholic 55 | Boys Roselle Catholic took a lead inside the first 30 seconds of this game and never squandered it as the Lions ran roughshod against […] 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.
The Polls Are Open! Vote Now for Week 2 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is officially underway and the second 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: 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 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! Final Game Ball Nominees of 2020 Season Are In!
It’s hard to believe, but the 2020 regular season is officially over. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are highlighting one final batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 10.10 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with plenty of thrilling action all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the highlights! St. Peter’s Prep 21 Don Bosco 7 The rematch of last year’s Non-Public Group 4 championship was defined by a dominant defense effort courtesy of the reigning champions. The St. Peter’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote now for Week One JSZ Top Play
The Top Play Belt is BACK! We’ve got the best plays captured by our cameras. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s first week of 2020 high school football coverage had us all over the state. We’ve compiled the best plays captured by our cameras and are asking your vote for the top play of Week One. The polls are open now and will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get presented the JSZ Top Play Belt at a practice later in the week. Watch all of our nominees and then cast your vote below! Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 10.2 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
In a season unlike any other, we finally begin the football season in the first weekend of October. JSZ was masked up and on the move all around the state to capture plenty of opening night action. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Notre Dame 23 Hamilton West 20 | […] 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 Spring Senior Spotlight: Haddonfield’s Alex Kadar
Coronavirus has brought the world to a screeching halt at the moment, and that includes high school sports in the Garden State. JSZ is spotlighting prominent senior athletes who are waiting and hoping to take the field again this spring. Our mission is to tell their stories, and share how they’re trying to stay ready, both physically and mentally. Today’s JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight features Haddonfield baseball standout Alex Kadar. JSZ’s Mike Frankel recently caught up with Kadar: JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight is brought to you in part by NJM Insurance.
Vote now for JSZ Basketball Clutch Play of the Year!
We wrap up our winter sports salute with buzzer-beaters, half-court shots and some creative plays on the hardwood. The voting is open so check out our nominees and cast your vote! We want to thank our loyal audience for spending this quarantine watching all the great plays captured by our cameras during the winter sports season. We wrap up our winter Plays of the Year with the JSZ Basketball Clutch Play. We’ve got buzzer-beaters, half-court shots and some non-dunks that caught our eye. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Watch our clutch plays and cast your vote now! Take Our Poll JSZ’s Clutch Play of the Year is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care
Vote now for the JSZ Dunk of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 dunks from our archives and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 pm on Thursday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Vote now on 16 first-round matchups! Click on each player’s name to watch the dunk and cast your vote: Jonathan Kuminga (Patrick School) vs. Ryan Bradley (Holmdel) Take Our Poll Derrick Grant (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. Elijah Jones (Pleasantville) Take Our Poll Niels Lane (Roselle Catholic) vs. Jack Carroll (Rumson-Fair Haven) Take Our Poll Quadry Adams (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. DJ Woodbury (Burlington City) Take Our Poll Jamir Watkins (Trenton Catholic) vs. Connor Walsh (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Noah Farrakhan (Patrick School) vs. Trey Patterson (Rutgers Prep) Take Our Poll Keon Sabb (Williamstown) vs. Justin Harcourt (University) Take Our Poll Elijah Perkins (Ranney) vs. Ben Cerrato (Haddonfield) Take Our Poll Taj Thweatt (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Alex Galvan (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Otega Oweh (Rutgers Prep) vs. Cliff Omoruyi (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. CJ Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Stephen Bayard (Atlantic City) vs. Corey Floyd, Jr. (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Lance Ware (Camden) vs. Kevin Bauman (Red Bank Catholic) Take Our Poll Elmarko Jackson (St. Augustine Prep) vs. Zarique Nutter (Patrick School) Take Our Poll Zubair Lee (Eastern) vs. Matt Zona (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Jahlil White (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Phil Brown, Jr. (Hudson Catholic) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Dunk of the Year is presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Vote for Final NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the Season
It’s playoff time, which means it’s also time for our final round of NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the season! South Jersey stars closed out the month of February with a bang, so be sure to vote for your favorite player as often as you’d like! Our polls remain open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to our great sponsor NJM Insurance for allowing JSZ to award South Jersey Game Balls all winter long!
Vote Now for NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 7 Game Balls
We’re getting closer to playoff time, and South Jersey standouts continue to put up some big numbers on the hardwood. Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Friday 2.14 JSZ Sectional Championship Wrestling Highlights
The hardware isn’t just handed out; it’s earned. JSZ has coverage of team playoff wrestling sectional finals from all over the state. Delbarton 49 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 15 | Non-Public A North Final Delbarton’s dominant run throughout the state playoffs continued Friday night as the Green Wave won their first sectional title since the 2011 season. Delbarton — the consensus No. 1 ranked team in New Jersey — has outscored its competition 164-17 through three playoff matches. They’ll face St. Augustine in the Non-Public A final Sunday in Toms River. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Watchung Hills 37 Westfield 27 | North 2 Group 5 Final Ethan Colello scored a tech fall at 106 pounds and Dylan Kolakowski clinched the championship with a pin at 113 to give the Warriors a third straight sectional title. Westfield jumped out to a 12-0 lead early but the Warriors got pins from Jack Murray and Gerard Aroneo to take the lead back. Leading 26-21 with three bouts to go, Colello and Kolakowski closed out the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Paulsboro 46 Woodstown 19 | South Jersey Group 1 Final The Red Raiders did it for Brandon. Defending 170-pound state champion and Virginia Tech commit Brandon Green has been in the hospital for almost two weeks, and Paulsboro has been rallying to push on through the playoffs. The Red Raiders took down the Wolverines to win their 12th consecutive sectional championship. JSZ’s Mike Frankel the highlights and reaction from an emotional night in Woodstown: West Deptford 39 Haddonfield 21 | South Jersey Group 2 Final The Eagles win back-to-back sectional titles for the first time in program history in a back-and-forth battle against the Bulldogs. West Deptford led early but lost four consecutive bouts and trailed halfway through the match. Cody Thurston (195), Tion Cherry (285), and Justin Monzo-Hull (120) picked up huge pins down the stretch to clinch the title for the Eagles. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from West Deptford: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Southern 36 Howell 30 | South Jersey Group 5 Final The clash of two Shore Conference and New Jersey powerhouses was a blow for blow battle! A 7-7 split in the 14 bouts came down to the last match and freshman Cole Velardi delivered for the Rams. With a pin in the final bout, Velardi secured the win for Southern, they won their third sectional championship in a row and fourteenth all time. Conor Collins, Eddie Hummel, Cole Velardi, Robert Woodcock and JT Cornelius won by fall for the Rams. Paul Jakub won by fall while Nick Cerulli and Shane Rietsma won by tech fall in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Farmingdale:
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It’s been a sizzling start to the month of February thanks to some tremendous games from South Jersey ballers! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Please submit future nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com.
Watch Saturday 2.1 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Welcome to February! One of the busiest basketball months of the season begins with a bang as JSZ has tons of great highlights from showcases in Roselle, Delran and Atlantic City. We’ll have the highlights coming all night long. The Patrick School 43 Roselle Catholic 40 | Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest Although The Patrick School is still without star Jonathan Kuminga due to injury, his Celtic teammates stepped up on the big stage and emerged victorious from another war with rival Roselle Catholic. Class of 2021 center Adama Sanogo put together a monster double-double by powering TPS with 17 points and 23 rebounds in the win. Xavier-commit C.J. Wilcher led the Lions with 14 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle Catholic: Seton Hall Prep 64 Wildwood Catholic 44 | Battle by the Bay The Pirates made a statement on their trip south to Atlantic City, holding off a Crusaders comeback attempt before sending fans to the exits early. Gary Hinds led a balanced attack for The Prep with 16 points. Mason Morial and Zander Zebrowski each scored 13 points in the victory. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt scored a game-high 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds in the loss for Catholic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Saturday finale at the Battle by the Bay: Camden 83 Holy Cross 42 | Holy Cross Prep Showcase The Panthers put on a show in a blowout win over the Lancers. The High briefly trailed in the first quarter, but went on a 24-4 run to close the quarter and they never looked back. DJ Wagner went for a game-high 22 points, and added five assists, as Camden wins its eleventh game in a row. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from the Holy Cross Prep Showcase: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Moorestown 27 Haddonfield 25| Holy Cross Prep Showcase In a battle of defending state champions, Moorestown (15-1) defeated Haddonfield (15-2) in a low-scoring affair. Haddonfield had a chance to win the game with six seconds left, but a three-point attempt was off the mark. James Byrd and Logan Jagodzinski both finished with eight points in the victory for the Quakers. Ben Cerrato had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Haddons in the loss. JSZs Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from the Holy Cross Prep Showcase: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring both our Haddonfield and Moorestown coverage.
Watch Thursday 1.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was a busy night on the hardwood, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! New Brunswick 75 North Brunswick 68 | Boys New Brunswick (13-1) picked up its ninth straight win with a thrilling 75-68 victory over Greater Middlesex rival North Brunswick (10-6). The Zebras led by as many as 16 points before North Brunswick stormed back in the third quarter to tie the game. Regulation wasn’t enough to hold these two, in overtime 6’6 Tahjay Moore would use his large frame to lock down the Raiders. Moore finished with 18 points and 22 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Elizabeth 62 Union 50 | Boys Elizabeth’s stellar regular season continued at Union High School Thursday as Jayden Pierre’s game-high 17 points led the Minutemen to yet another victory against Union County competition. Jordan Price finished with 15 points in the win, as well. Elizabeth is now (13-1) on the year while the Farmers drop to (10-7). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Union: Haddonfield 46 Overbrook 33 | Boys In a battle between Colonial Conference division leaders, the Haddons pulled away late to win their 14th game in a row. Tommy Mooney and Andrew Gostovich led the charge, scoring 15 points and 13 points respectively. Damian Rawls went for 15 points for the Rams in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pine Hill: Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance. Red Bank Catholic 58 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 | Boys The Caseys put together a 17-0 run that carried over from the second quarter to the third as RBC picked up its 11th win of the season. CJ Ruoff led the way with 16, Cyril Avinitis 12 and Charlie Gordinier scored 11. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you highlights of this game thanks to the support of the Jerse Shore Institute of Health & Wellness (RBC) and ACI Medical & Dental School (RFH) Cherokee 28 Washington Twp. 27 | Girls Trailing for much of the night, the Lady Chiefs were five seconds away from its first loss of the season. An Amani Reed steal led to a last moment tip-in from Kennedy Wilburn to keep Cherokee unbeaten at the expense of the Minutemaids. Alexa Therien scored a game-high 16 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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More South Jersey Game Balls are up for grabs! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance.
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We’re now a month into the high school hoops season, and South Jersey stars continue to put up some eye-popping statistics! Be sure to vote below for our third round of SJ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Thanks to our great sponsor, NJM Insurance, we’ll be awarding South Jersey Game Balls all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Temperatures were dipping outside, but the action continues to heat up inside gymnasiums all over the Garden State. We’ve got all the highlights posted from a busy Saturday including a special finale to the Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. Hudson Catholic 45 Linden 43 | Dan Finn Classic The Hawks rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit on an inspiring night in Jersey City. Linden took a 30-15 halftime lead. Before the start of the second half, the Dan Finn Classic recognized Antonio Sellers, a Hudson Catholic sophomore who is battling a malignant brain tumor. Sellers’ mother, Felicia, thanked the showcase for funding a ramp for their home and delivered an inspiring message to both teams. The Hawks were a completely different team in the second half putting together a 17-0 run to draw even. Phil Brown, Jr. had a steal and dunk in the final minute to give the Hawks an amazing comeback win. Watch the highlights and a powerful halftime ceremony and post-game award ceremony: Felicia Sellers’ halftime speech was moving and we wanted to share it with everyone to show you the strength and courage by Antonio and his family as they continue to fight this battle: Click HERE to visit the GoFundMe page for the Sellers’ family to help with their medical expenses Wildwood Catholic 63 Marist 39 | Dan Finn Classic Temple commit Jahlil White had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead a dominating performance for the Crusaders in Jersey City. Martin Anguelov was the hot hand in the first half scoring 16 points all in the first two quarters and Jacob Hopping added 15 to get Wildwood Catholic to 11-2. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Jersey City Armory: Manasquan 59 St. Peter’s Prep 38 | Dan Finn Classic Manasquan improved to (13-1) with a 59-38 victory over St. Peter’s Prep (10-2) at the 16th Annual Dan Finn Classic in Jersey City. The Warriors were able to shut down Prep in the first quarter, going ahead 11-3. Mark Armstrong would answer for the Marauders in the second quarter with 10 points, cutting the lead to four at halftime. In the second half, Casey Mulligan would take over to push the deficit to as many as 20. Mulligan won MVP honors finishing with 18 points. Tim McEneny had 19 and Mark Armstrong ended the night with 20 for St. Peter’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Rumson-Fair Haven 62 Middletown North 52 Winless Middletown North led Rumson-Fair Haven 44-41 after three full quarters but it was a different story for the Bulldogs in the fourth. RFH would take the lead after a 21-point outburst in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Hunter Reid led the Bulldogs with 19 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ is exited to welcome ACI Medical & Dental School to our group of loyal sponsors. They’ll be the reason JSZ will cover both Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North the rest of this scholastic season. Haddonfield 60 Millville 39 | Thunderbolts Classic The Haddons made themselves right at home at the Bolts’ showcase event, and cruised to a non-league victory. Andrew Gostovich poured in a game-high 26 points in the win. Ben Cerratto chipped in with 11 points, as Haddonfield won its ninth game in a row and improved to (10-1) overall. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Millville: Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance.
Watch Wednesday 1.8 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Blair 84 Hun 37 – Girls Blair improved to 10-2 following a dominating 84-37 win over Mid Atlantic Prep League rival Hun. 2021’s number one ranked point guard and second overall ranked player Olivia Miles had only five points but showcased her well rounded talents that have garnered attention from every major NCAA Division 1 program. 2023 prospect Jaylin Hartman finished with 18 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage. Haddonfield 41 West Deptford 39 (OT) – Boys Connor Fell blocked a shot by Kieran McKeown at the buzzer and the Bulldogs survive in an overtime thriller against rival West Deptford. After a back and forth first half, the Haddons opened up an eight point lead behind a combined 17 points from Ben Cerrato (game-high 19 points) and Andrew Gostovich (16 points) in the third quarter. Brandon Ratcliffe (11 points) led an Eagles comeback in the fourth quarter to help send the game to overtime. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Sunday 1.5 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The first weekend of the New Year brings us some great games at marquee events all over the state. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the action from venues in South, Central and North Jersey! Rutgers Prep 83 Toms River North 66 | Shore Classic Showcase Rutgers Prep junior forward Trey Patterson notched 24 points and 11 rebounds while pacing the Argonauts to their seventh-straight win to open the season. Patterson has reached double-double figures in six-straight contests. Noah Harris chipped in with 19 total points while Toms River North’s Najae Hallenbeck netted a game-high 25. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Brookdale Community College: Patrick School 53 St. Augustine 44 | Seagull Classic Playing without Jonathan Kuminga, the Celtics found themselves in a battle down South against the Hermits. The Patrick School held a four-point lead, and held the ball for five minutes to start the fourth quarter before putting St. Augustine away late. Zarique Nutter scored a game-high 18 points, while Muhammed Sow came off the bench to score 12 points. Elmarko Jackson led the Hermits with 11 points in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Holy Spirit High School: Haddonfield 46 Ocean City 29 | Seagull Classic Ben Cerrato scored a game-high 23 points as the Bulldogs rolled on the final day of the Seagull Classic. Haddonfield trailed early in the game, but a barrage of threes vaulted the Bulldogs ahead and they would never look back. Mike Rhodes scores a team-high ten points for the Red Raiders in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Holy Spirit High School: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Irvington 70 Wall 66 | Shore Classic Showcase Moses Pierre scored 22 points and led a 12-0 third-quarter lead that gave Irvington the lead for good and a 6-0 start to the season. Trailing 29-20 at the half, Irvington used a 27-9 third quarter to take the lead. Nazamier Brooks and Karriem Thomas each scored 17 for the Blue Knights. Wall had a chance to force overtime after a late technical foul on the Irvington bench, but the Crimson Knights fell short in a game-tying three-point attempt. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Brookdale Community College:
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Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls are back! We’ve got 60 outstanding nominees from boys and girls high school basketball in three sections of the state. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll present JSZ Game Balls to the winners at a mid-week practice or during a game as our camera crews bring you high school basketball action throughout the week. If anyone has a Game Ball nominee, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday night. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch 11.15 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
Our cameras were on hand for sectional semifinal action all across the state as the journey to MetLife and Rutgers continues! Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all of our coverage. Don Bosco Prep 24 Bergen Catholic 7 | Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinal Don Bosco Prep has their revenge. After suffering through a four-game losing streak to Bergen Catholic — including a blowout loss to the Crusaders in last year’s semifinal round — the Ironmen are back even. Jalen Berger led N.J.’s hottest team past their long-time rivals with a trademark 82-yard touchdown run in the second half, while Jahmir Greene and Colin Ramos helped a dominant defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Peter’s Prep 43 Notre Dame 35 | Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinal Notre Dame’s undefeated season came to a close when top seeded St. Peter’s Prep defeated the Irish (9) 43-35 to advance to the Non-Public Group 4 Semifinals. The Marauders struggled to find their footing in the fist half but were able to put up 23 unanswered points to take control. Quarterback Tahj Bullock threw three touchdown passes. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Ocean City 21 Long Branch 20 | Group 4 South Semifinal Ocean City QB Joe Repetti had a TD pass and two TD runs including the game-winner midway through the third quarter as the #7 seed moves to the South Jersey Group 4 championship game. Long Branch took a 20-14 lead late in the second quarter on Jermaine Corbett’s second touchdown of the game, but a late first-half interception knocked Green Wave QB Kyle Davidson out of the game with an arm injury. Long Branch was inside the 30-yard line in the final two minutes, but a fumble secured the win for Ocean City. The Raiders will face Shawnee in the title game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Shawnee 27 Millville 18 | Group 4 South Semifinal The Renegades found themselves in a battle against the fifth-seeded Thunderbolts. Shawnee built a 20-6 halftime lead but needed to weather a second half storm from Millville to advance to the Group 4 South Final. Matt Welsey led the way for the Renegades throwing for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Shawnee now faces Ocean City for the Group 4 South title, where the Renegades will look to win its third-straight sectional crown. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 27 Toms River East 21 | Central Group 4 Semifinal Lonnie Cebulski’s 13-yard TD run in the final minute gave the Jaguars a comeback victory and a spot in the Central Jersey Group 4 championship game. Toms River East raced out to a 14-0 lead behind QB Mike Goodall who had 178 yards rushing and 2 TD’s, but the Jags rallied in the second half. A muffed punt with :52 seconds left gave the Jags the ball at the 13 and Cebulski scored on the first play after the turnover to seal the victory. Jackson Memorial will travel to top seed Hammonton in the title game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a fantastic ballgame: We were able to get all the highlights from this great game thanks to the support of Louro Chiropractic Center who sponsors our Jackson Memorial coverage Wayne Valley 7 Phillipsburg 0 | North 2 Group 4 Semifinal Tom Moran’s 1-yard TD run was the only score of the game to lead Wayne Valley to an upset of the number one seed. Wayne Valley will travel to Old Tappan for the North 2 Group 4 championship. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Stateliners is made possible by the Garnet Booster Club Hillside 35 Haddonfield 0 | South Group 2 Semifinal Isn’t revenge sweet? Hillside sure thinks so. After losing to Haddonfield in the inaugural South Jersey Group 2 bowl championship last season, the Comets came out blazing to blowout the reigning champs. This win marked Hillside’s sixth shutout of the season. JSZ has the highlights from Haddonfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch 11.13 JSZ Girls Soccer State Semifinal Highlights
The state championship matchups are set in New Jersey high school girls soccer. The weather forced games to go from neutral sites to home fields around the Garden State. JSZ has action from four state semifinals. Hunterdon Central 1 Eastern 0 | Group 4 Semifinal Emily Mason’s header on a corner kick from Maddy Brennan in the 13th minute was the game’s lone goal as the Red Devils avenge last year’s overtime loss to the Vikings and end a 42 game unbeaten streak by the current #1 ranked team in the national polls. Mason, a junior committed to Rutgers, was able to crash the net after Brennan’s corner hit off the crossbar. Hunterdon Central will play Scotch Plains-Fanwood in the state title game this Saturday at Kean University. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the upset Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Eastern Vikings is made possible by Cooper University Hospital Wall 2 Haddonfield 1 (OT) | Group 2 Semifinal After battling back from a 1-0 deficit in the second half, Wall senior forward Mackenzie Tranberg hammered home a golden goal with :47 seconds left in the first overtime period to punch the Crimson Knights a ticket to the Group 2 championship game. Freshman Kiersten Brown also scored for Wall in the win. Wall will face Parsippany Hills in the Group 2 final on Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wall: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Haddonfield athletics is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shore Regional 6 Audubon 0 | Group 1 Semifinal Julia Eichenbaum had a hat trick, the seventh of her senior season as Shore avenged a loss to the Green Wave in last year’s state semifinal. Barbara Grimm got the scoring started in the 5th minute and Lauren Sapanaro gave the Blue Devils a 2-0 halftime lead. Sydney Sears had three assists including a cross to Meli Pekmezian to make it a 3-0 game before Eichenbaum closed out the scoring with three straight to give her 34 for the year. Shore will face Mountain Lakes in the Group 1 state championship this Saturday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Why did we have highlights from Shore’s huge win in the state semifinal? Because of the support of Reach Your Potential Training who is our partner on Shore Regional coverage on JSZ. The Shore girls soccer team trains at RYPT and it showed! Ocean City 1 Hopewell Valley 0 | Group 3 Semifinal After a dominating 23-1-1 season Ocean City advanced to their first ever Group 3 Final with a close 1-0 win over Hopewell Valley. The Red Raiders got a lift from Summer Reimet who found net in the 70th minute for the games only score. Ocean City more aggressive on offense won the shots on goal 14-8 and goalie Abbey Fenton finished with eight saves. They will take on Rampo at Kean University on 11/16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage.
Watch Thursday 11.7 Sectional Championship Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of hardware to hand on on Thursday, with sectional champions hoisting trophies all around the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights and reaction! Seton Hall Prep 5 Pingry 3 | Boys Non-Public A North Final The term “instant classic” gets thrown around quite often after a wild game, but it couldn’t fit a single game this season any better than Thursday afternoon in West Orange. Seton Hall Prep junior striker Lucas Ross netted a second-half hat trick to power his Pirates to their seventh sectional championship in program history. Pingry, who defeated top-seeded Delbarton to reach the final, fell short late in the second half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! Gill St. Bernard’s 1 Montclair Kimberly Academy 0 | Boys Non-Public B North Final Finlay Turnbull’s header off a corner kick in the 61st minute was all that GSB needed to win a second straight Non-Public “B” North championship. Gill St. Bernard’s will face Moorestown Friends in the state title game this Sunday at Kean. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Montclair: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! St. Augustine 1 Christian Brothers 0 | Boys Non-Public A South Final The Hermits captured their first sectional title since 2010, beating the four-time defending sectional champion Colts. Owen Kitch headed in a goal off of an assist from Antonio Matos in the first half for the only tally of the game. St. Augustine keeper Anthony Libero earned the clean sheet in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Richland: Eastern 3 Toms River North 0 | Girls Group 4 South Final The undefeated Vikings scored three goals in the first 40 minutes to take all of the drama out of this one by halftime. La Salle commit Kelli McGroarty broke through with a goal off of a corner kick from Cami Silvestro. Devyn Shapiro scored a few minutes later when her header deflected off of a Mariners defender and in. Then Rutgers commit Riley Tiernan scored off of a pass from McGroarty late in the first half. Olivia Alves earned the clean sheet for Eastern in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as the Vikings celebrate back-to-back sectional titles: Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Hopewell Valley 4 Allentown 2 | Girls Group 3 Central Final A year after tasting defeat to Brick Township in the Central Jersey Group 3 final, Hopewell Valley avenged its loss to take home its first sectional title since 2016. The Bulldogs were able to beat Allentown 4-2 thanks to a big day from captain Nicola Mosionek, who would finish with two goals and an assist. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage! Haddonfield 3 Cinnaminson 0 | Girls Group 2 South Final The Pirates ended the Bulldogs season two years in a row, but this time the Bulldogs had the last laugh. A tight, defensive first half led to an all-Bulldogs second half as Haddonfield takes home the Group 2 South title. Senior Jordan Siok opened the scoring for the Bulldogs early in the second half before juniors Katie McCormick and Keegan Douglas added insurance goals late in regulation. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Haddonfield: Coverage of both Haddonfield and Cinnaminson is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Tuesday 10.29 JSZ Boys Playoff Soccer Highlights
Tuesday marked the official start of the boys state tournament, as the journey toward Kean University begins. Check back throughout the night for all of the exciting highlights! Long Branch 2 Freehold Township 1 (2OT) | Group 4 Central Patrick O’Dwyer scored in the opening minute of the second overtime period to give the #13 seed an upset over the Shore Conference champions. Zach Orrico’s goal in the 58th minute gave the Patriots a 1-0 lead before Eryck Lazo drew even 11 minutes later. O’Dwyer scored his 21st goal of the season. Long Branch will face #5 seed Princeton in the second round. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Rosario Realty is the reason we were at the Manalapan Rec Center to capture the big upset win for Long Branch. Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Green Wave all year long West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 Monroe 1 | Group 4 Central The Boys Central Group 4 bracket will have some adjustments to make after a first round upset by 14th seed West Windsor-Plainsboro South over third seed Monroe. Early in the first half the Falcons would score on a penalty kick from Adrian Delascio to lead 1-0. As 15 minutes remained in regulation South would find net on back to back scores from Jude Ferri and Sueth Nandyala to give the Pirates their first playoff win in over 10 years. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our West Windsor-Plainsboro South and Monroe coverage. St. Joe’s (Mont.) 0 Union Catholic 0 | SJR Wins 5-4 in PK’s | Non-Public A North St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Union Catholic were neck and neck after 80 minutes of regulation and two, ten-minute overtime periods, sending this one into PK’s with a nil-nil score. Tyler Toft made the only save in the PK round and Chris Salazar drilled home the game-winner to advance the Green Knights into the quarterfinal round with a 5-4 advantage. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Scotch Plains: Thanks to our loyal partner, Rothman Orthopaedics, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture this thrilling match! Mainland 4 Timber Creek 0 | Group 3 South The third-seeded Mustangs took care of business against the 14th-seeded Chargers to begin the South Jersey Group 3 bracket. Ryan Pellegrino and Cooper McKinney scored first half goals for Mainland. Nick Bozzi Joey Cino added goals in the second half. The ‘Stangs advance to face defending sectional champion Seneca in the quarterfinals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Linwood: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield 2 West Deptford 1 | Group 2 South The sixth-seeded Bulldogs needed every ounce of fight to get by 11th-seeded Eagles in the first round of the Group 2 South playoffs. Junior Alessandro Meucci scored both goals for Haddonfield, including the game-winner with 45 seconds left in regulation. The Bulldogs advance to face third-seeded Manasquan on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Special Teams, Game-Winners and Deep Tosses Highlight JSZ Week 2 Top Play
Who wants the belt? We’ve got ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras that are up for this week’s Top Play. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winning play will get a visit from JSZ cameras at a mid-week practice and the presentation of the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch the Top Play nominees below and then cast your vote! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Hillsborough fans voted early and often as the Raiders secured the Week 1 JSZ Top Play belt for Thomas Amankwaa’s 49-yard touchdown catch against Bridgewater-Raritan.
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ Week 2 South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 2 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, Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 9.20 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two is well underway! JSZ has eight games from around New Jersey including a Shore Conference shocker, new turf at Phillipsburg, and an impressive win streak continues in South Jersey. Watch our Teaser to get a taste of the menu and scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction! Middletown South 29 Red Bank Catholic 7 Tyler Cuccia had three TD runs and the Eagles scored 26 unanswered points to score an upset win and their first win of the season. Chris Lotito had a key interception and threw a TD pass on the halfback option to Matt Krellin. JSZ has the highlights of a stunner out of the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness Red Bank Regional 21 Manasquan 7 Jack Chamberlain had a TD run and a 50-yard TD pass to AJ Abarno in the first half to pace the Bucs to a 3-0 mark in 2019. Manasquan blocked a field goal and returned it to the 10-yard line setting up their only score of the game, but David Hicks responded with an 83-yard kickoff return to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis 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 in Little Silver Rumson-Fair Haven 49 Long Branch 20 John Volker scored three touchdowns in the first half including a 65-yard catch on a short pass as the Bulldogs rebounded from a 14-3 loss to Wall with an offensive explosion at home against Long Branch. Jermaine Corbett scored all three Long Branch TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Shawnee 31 Hammonton 8 The defending South Jersey Group 4 champion Renegades improved to (3-0) with a convincing victory over the Blue Devils. Jake Barnett rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win, with Tom Rebstock and Jaylen Horsley rushing for scores as well. Shawnee also moved the ball well through the air, as Matt Welsey connected with Nate Sommerville and Dom Frigiola for big plays. Kyle Vandever caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Barts for Hammonton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Ridge 31 Bridgewater-Raritan 14 Ridge started off the 2019 season 2-0 following a 31-14 win over crosstown rival Bridgewater-Raritan. The Red Devils were able to take a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter after two touchdowns from wide receiver Cameron Lloyd. In the second half Lloyd would also catch a 56 yard pass from quarterback Brendan Bell for a third TD. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! Ridgewood 20 Irvington 6 After starting 2-0 on the season, the Irvington Blue Knights hit a Maroon-colored roadblock Friday night. Ridgewood played suffocating defense throughout the game as they built a 20-0 lead behind two rushing touchdowns from Jack Wittmaack. Irvington did find the endzone in the fourth quarter one but it proved too late. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Irvington: Haddonfield 28 Cinnaminson 0 The Bulldogs improve to (3-0) and extend its state-best 20-game win streak with a dominant victory over the Pirates. Haddonfield’s defense put on a stellar performance holding Cinnaminson to just 26 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Jack Narducci threw for 124 yards and three touchdowns, all to senior wideout Kyle Garstkiewicz, in the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Cinnaminson: Coverage of Cinnaminson and Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Phillipsburg 37 Hunterdon Central 14 The Phillipsburg Stateliners began the newest era at Maloney Stadium with a bang. In their first home game since new turf was installed during the offseason, P’Burg made a statement. All three phases of the team were tough, highlighted by Matt Quetel’s 212-yard, four-touchdown game. JSZ has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
Watch Wednesday 9.18 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Another full slate of games for you from the JSZ team. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Washington Twp. 3 Haddonfield 0 The Minutemen are the defending Group 4 state champions, seeking their sixth straight sectional title this year. Township got off to a fast start thanks to a goal from J.R. Cima early in the first half. GianLuca Lockhart added a goal late in the first half, while Matt Liss put an exclamation on things with a goal late in the second half. Kyle Stone earned the clean sheet in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Trinity Hall 12 Mater Dei Prep 1 – Girls Soccer Colleen Kelly and Cameryn Keane set the tone each scoring a hat trick as the Monarchs had an eight-goal second-half outburst to improve to 2-0-1 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Thanks to Trinity Hall in Tinton Falls for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone!
Haddonfield is Hungry for a South Jersey Group 2 Three-Peat
After winning their second straight sectional title and finishing (13-0), the Haddons graduated one of the most decorated senior classes in program history. The cupboard is far from bare for Haddonfield, however. Three-year starters Alex Kadar, Michael Carey and Nick DiNoia will lead the way in 2019, as the Bulldawgs are hungry to once again go out on top. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Haddons as part of our Camp Countdown series: Haddonfield Bulldawgs 2019 Schedule Friday, September 6th – vs. Pleasantville Friday, September 13th – vs. Sterling Friday, September 20th – at Cinnaminson Friday, September 27th – vs. Overbrook Friday, October 4th – vs. St. Joseph (Hamm.) Friday, October 11th – at West Deptford Friday, October 25th – vs. Collingswood Friday, November 1st – at Deptford Thursday, November 28th – at Haddon Heights Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance.
NJ Lax Players Shine on National Stage
We saw them perform at the highest level week in and week out over the the past few months, so it wasn’t a surprise to us here at Jersey Sports Zone when eight New Jersey lacrosse players took the field Saturday night and showcased their elite talent. JSZ spent Saturday at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland covering the 2019 Under Armour All-America senior lacrosse games. Stay tuned in as JSZ brings you in-depth features and stellar highlights from our Garden State talent and beyond. Long, Birch and Blake Put on Fireworks Display New Jersey’s top three boys players took to the turf at Homewood Field and dominated. Delbarton’s Mikey Long, Manasquan’s Canyon Birch and Haddonfield’s Aiden Blake led a suffocating Jersey-centric attack that helped the North squad capture a 24-22 win. The win also marked a culmination of three stellar careers. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Moorestown Trio Play Together One Last Time as All-Americans There are only 44 slots on the Under Armour All-American roster which makes it hard for a state to get more than one player. Remarkably, Moorestown High School had three players selected on the South squad. Goalie Logan Lillie (Northwestern), midfielder Kayla Frank (Virginia Tech) and defenseman Delaney Lawler (Ohio State field hockey) made their hometown proud by playing together one last time at the pinnacle of the sports. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Baltimore: JSZ thanks NJM Insurance for sponsoring our coverage of Moorestown High School. We were able to make the road trip to Baltimore to cover this special moment for Quakers Lacrosse thankst to the support of NJM Ridgewood Duo Reps North Jersey in Front of America After a grueling season that finished with a Group 4 state championship, things didn’t get easier for Ridgewood’s Jackie Wolak and Kara Rahaim. In fact, they suited up together one last time to represent the lacrosse-hungry North Jersey community on the big stage: 2019 Under Armour Boys Lacrosse All-America Game Mixtape JSZ brings you onto field level at Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University with the best sights, sounds and elite plays from the 2019 all-star game: 2019 Under Armour Girls Lacrosse All-America Game Mixtape The top 44 girls in the country put on a show in Baltimore. Check out JSZ’s inside look at the future of NCAA women’s lacrosse!
Watch Wednesday 6.5 JSZ Tournament of Champions Semifinal Highlights
Two Semifinal Tournament of Champions games at Middletown South on Wednesday, but only two teams heading to the Tournament of Champions final. JSZ was in Middletown with highlights and post-game reactions from both games. We will also have highlights from the Tournament of Champions Boys and Girls Final on Saturday from Kean. Enjoy the highlights, and congratulations to those advancing! #1 Oak Knoll 19 #4 Haddonfield 9 The No. 2 Oak Knoll Royals defeated the No. 5 Haddonfield Bulldogs, advancing to the Tournament of Champions Final. Harvard commit, Riley Campbell, scored the team-high with three goals. Brown commit, Julia Ford, also scored three goals. Haddonfield’s Catholic commit, Caroline Beckett, scored the game-high with five goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Middletown: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our coverage of Haddonfield! #2 Moorestown 11 #3 Ridgewood The No. 3 Moorestown Quakers defeated the No. 1 Ridgewood Maroons, advancing to the Tournament of Champions Final. Rutgers commit, Janey Galski, and Monmouth commit, Ashley Nutt, scored the team-high with three goals each. Columbia commit, Sophia McHugh, scored two goals. The Quakers will face Oak Knoll on Saturday for the Tournament of Champions Final. Moorestown has captured seven TOC Titles since 2007, including last year’s win over Ridgewood in the Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Middletown: Sponsors! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage!
Watch Saturday 6.1 JSZ State Championship Girls Lacrosse Highlights
It was state championship Saturday at Kean University. Jersey Sports Zone has complete coverage of all four girls state finals! Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 6 – Group 1 State Final The No. 2 Oak Knoll Royals captured their fifth straight Group 1 title on Saturday night, defeating the No. 14 Pingry Big Blue 19-6. Katie Duttenhofer scored the game-high with an impressive eight goals. Lily Ramsey added three goals for the Royals. Oak Knoll will face Haddonfield on June 5th in a Tournament of Champions semifinal. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Haddonfield 18 Madison 7 – Group 2 State Final The No. 5 Bulldawgs captured their second straight state championship, putting the No. 12 Dodgers away early in the second half. Caroline Beckett and Ashley Campo each scored five goals in the win for the Haddons. Brooke Fiannaca added four goals and Gabi Connor scored three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Hadddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Moorestown 9 Mendham 8 – Group 3 State Final The No. 3 Quakers secured their second straight state title by protecting a one-goal lead for the final 15 minutes of the game. Ashley Nutt and Rylee Brown each scored three goals in the win for Moorestown, while Logan Lillie made six saves. Carleigh Mahoney scored three goals for the No. 6 Minutemen in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Moorestown is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Ridgewood 9 Eastern 4 – Group 4 State Final The No. 1 Ridgewood Maroons mounted a second half comeback, defeating No. 17 Eastern 9-4, and clinching the Group 4 state title. Lafayette commit Marley Scala scored the game-high with three goals. Sara Ellinghaus scored two goals, giving the Maroons the lead five minutes into the second half. Notre Dame commit Jackie Wolak also scored two goals for Ridgewood. The Maroons will face Moorestown on June 5th in a Tournament of Champions semifinal. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Eastern coverage!
Watch Thursday 5.30 JSZ Girls Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’re down to the state semifinals as sectional champions look to punch a ticket to Kean University for Saturday’s state finals. Jersey Sports Zone has coverage of Manasquan vs. Haddonfield in Group 2 and Princeton vs. Eastern in Group 4. Haddonfield 14 Manasquan 9 – Group 2 State Semifinal The No. 5 Bulldawgs built an 11-3 halftime lead and then held off the No. 19 Warriors down the stretch. Gabi Conner led the way with five goals in the win for the Haddons. Caroline Beckett, Mia Rothstein and Ashley Campo all chipped in with two goals apiece. Janie Cowley scored four goals for Manasquan in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as the Haddons advance to face No. 12 Madison in the Group 2 state final: Coverage of Haddonfield is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. No. 17 Eastern 9 No. 16 Princeton 8 – Group 4 State Semifinal The Eastern Vikings defeated the Princeton Tigers 9-8 on Thursday afternoon, advancing to the Group 4 State Final. Cincinnati commit, Dani Mlkvy, scored three goals for Eastern. Freshman University of North Carolina field hockey commit, Ryleigh Heck, scored two goals. Princeton’s Fairfield commit, Eva Petrone, scored three goals as well. The Vikings will face Ridgewood on Saturday for the Group 4 Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Moorestown: Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our coverage of Eastern! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton High School coverage!
Watch Friday 5.24 JSZ Girls Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned around the state on Friday, as we’re down to the final four in each group. Check back throughout the night for championship highlights and reaction! (2) Notre Dame 10 (1) Red Bank Regional 6 – Central Group 3 Final The Notre Dame Irish took home their second Central Jersey Group 3 title in the past three years, defeating Red Bank Regional 10-6. Notre Dame’s Jessica Pisani scored the game-high with five goals. Julia DellAngelo and Danielle Losier each scored two goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring our Red Bank Regional coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! (1) Princeton 10 (2) Rancocas Valley 5 – Central Group 4 Final Top-seeded Princeton captured its second straight Central Jersey Group 4 title with a 10-5 win over second seed Rancocas Valley. The No. 19 Tigers trailed 4-2 at the half off of four scores from RV’s Madelyn Uetz, but in the second act Princeton showed why it is the defending champ. Kate Becker and Shaylah Marciano tied the game with two early goals before Michigan commit Mariana Lopez-Ona joined in on the fun to eventually push that lead to 9-5 in the closing minutes. Becker finished with a pair of goals while Marciano and Lopez-Ona each had hat tricks. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage! (2) Madison 11 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 5 – North 2 Group 2 Final The #2 Madison Dodgers ended #1 Rumson-Fair Haven’s 14-game winning streak in an upset win on Friday afternoon, advancing to the Group 2 State Semifinals. The Dodgers led by three at the half. Madison’s Ginny Taylor scored the game-high with four goals. Boston University commit Lauren Kaye scored three goals for the Dodgers. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage! (1) Haddonfield 15 (2) Camden Catholic 8 – South Group 2 Final The Haddons captured their third consecutive sectional title, and their second straight against the Irish. Gabi Connor led the way with five goals in the win. Caroline Beckett scored four goals for the 6th-ranked Bulldawgs. Kate Walsh scored three goals for Camden Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield and Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Haddonfield’s Aiden Blake Earns All-American Status
The selections have been made and the team is set — and New Jersey now boasts three high school lacrosse players chosen to play in the 2019 Under Armour All-America game. Haddonfield’s Aiden Blake was the most recent Garden State player to be selected — his roster spot was announced on May 21. Congratulations to @HaddonfieldLax Aiden Blake for being selected to the Under Armour All American Game. One of three @NJSIAA high school students out 44 in the country! https://t.co/IhRYmtzTBn— HMHS Athletics (@HMHSathletics) May 21, 2019 Blake, who is committed to Cornell University, was one of South Jersey’s most potent scorers throughout his senior season. His 55 goals and 75 total points were both team highs on a Bulldog squad that finished at 12-8 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Aiden Blake: Blake will join fellow Garden State players Canyon Birch (Manasquan, Penn State) and Mikey Long (Delbarton, Cornell) as attackmen in the all-star game. It’s set to take place at 8:00 p.m. on June 29 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Canyon Birch: Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Mikey Long: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Haddonfield athletics is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance! Without their sponsorship, we wouldn’t be able to provide these highlights!
Watch Wednesday 5.15 JSZ Baseball County Tournament Highlights
JSZ has you covered with two big county/conference finals, including the Diamond Classic final and the Union County Tournament title game. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 2 No. 19 Haddonfield 0 – Diamond Classic Championship Game Jackson Balzan scattered six hits in six shutout innings of work to lead the Renegades to their first Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title since 1990. Joe Dalsey delivered an RBI single in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Shawnee stakes its claim as the top team in South Jersey: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Johnson 0 – Union County Tournament Final Patrick Cuccurullo knew that his Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders were in great shape after knocking off the reigning champions, Governor Livingston, in the semifinal round. It was the senior pulled through in the championship game with 5 and 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to its fifth overall Union County title, and the first since 2009. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University:
Watch Saturday 5.11 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The county tournament season in full force which means JSZ has you covered from all over the state for the top action. JSZ’s Saturday night highlights include Jack Leiter’s near perfect game in the Morris County final; Notre Dame shutting out Lawrenceville to advance in Mercer County; and Haddonfield out-slugging Eastern in the Diamond Classic. Enjoy all the highlights! Delbarton 2 West Morris 1 – Diamond Nation Game of the Week – Morris County Tournament Final Simply put, Jack Leiter was that close to a perfect game. The Vanderbilt-commit and 2019 MLB Draft prospect pitched a perfect 6 2/3 innings with a staggering 14 strikeouts to guide Delbarton to its sixth overall Morris County crown. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montville for the Diamond Nation Game of the Week: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Diamond Nation, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand to provide in-depth highlights and post-game reaction from the Morris County Tournament final! More Highlights! Jersey Sports Zone has been following Jack Leiter throughout his much anticipated senior season. Want to see how well Leiter pitched in the Morris County Tournament final? JSZ has you covered. Watch every strikeout from the win here: No. 13 Notre Dame 8 Lawrence 0 – Mercer County semifinal No. 13 in the NJ Top 20 and third seed Notre Dame advanced to the Mercer County Tournament championship game for the first time since 2015 with an 8-0 victory over tenth seeded Lawrence. The Irish kicked things off with a three run second inning that included West Point commit Robbie Buecker knocking in an RBI to get his 100th career hit. In the third inning ND repeated as Dan DiUbaldi drove in two more runs to put him at three total on the afternoon. Pitcher Steve Graver got it done for Notre Dame on the hill allowing just two hits and collected three strikeouts. They advance to the final on May 14th at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Lawrence coverage! No. 19 Haddonfield 8 Eastern 5 – Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic semifinal The eighth-seeded Haddons started the day with an upset win over Cherry Hill West in the quarterfinals, before knocking off the defending champion Vikings in the semifinals. Steve DiTomaso had two triples and two RBIs in the victory. Chris Mariani delivered the go-ahead RBI single for Haddonfield in the top of the seventh inning. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as the Haddons advance to face Shawnee in the Diamond Classic title game: Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Hospital.
Watch Monday 5.6 JSZ Baseball Highlights
After rainstorms downpoured Sunday, we were finally gifted with some warm spring weather Monday as we continue to close in on county playoff contention. JSZ has highlights from South Jersey’s Diamond Classic and the first round of the Mercer County Tournament, including some late regular season wins for Wall and Hillsborough. Enjoy all the highlights! Wall 1 Middletown North 0 Senior lefty Trey Dombroski was near perfect with a 16 strikeouts, no walks one-hitter on the road. Wall’s lone run came on an error in the 5th inning with the bases loaded and that was all that Dombroski needed. Dombroski gave up an early single, but was untouchable after that retiring 18 straight Lions. Wall is now 14-3 and clinches a share of the Shore Conference’s “B” North division championship. Watch the pitching masterpiece from Middletown now: Haddonfield 8 Moorestown 4 – Diamond Classic Opening Round The Haddons surged ahead in the fifth inning and then tacked on runs late to take care of the Quakers in the opening round of the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. Dylan Heine threw a complete game and drove in a run in the victory. Chris Mariani, Matt Stamm and Cameron Caruso also finished with an RBI apiece. Nick Yedman and Wyatt Atkinson both drove in runs for Moorestown in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Haddons advance to face Cherry Hill West in the Diamond Classic quarterfinal round: Coverage of Haddonfield and Moorestown is made possible by NJM Insurance. Steinert 8 Highstown 0 – Mercer County Tournament Opening Round Sixth seed Steinert kicked off the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament with an 8-0 victory over 11th seeded Hightstown. The Spartans had a breakout second inning in which Josh James, Jordan Nitti and Brady Plunkett would each drive in runs. James went 2-3 with an RBI, Nitti 2-4, RBI and Plunkett finished 1-3 with 2 RBI’s. Steinert moves on to face third seed Notre Dame in the MCT Quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Steinert coverage! Hillsborough 6 Immaculata 1 Both Hillsborough and Immaculata are still alive in the Somerset County Tournament, but they still had some unfinished regular season business Monday as the Raiders put another tick into the win column. Hillsborough’s Vince Gamberdella led the way with his sixth home run of the season to accompany a four-RBI game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Flemington: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this late regular season game thanks to a pair of loyal sponsors — Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Hillsborough) and Diamond Nation (Immaculata)!
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth 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
Watch Monday 4.29 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Welcome to another week of exciting New Jersey baseball. JSZ brings you highlights from four diamonds in all corners of the state, including Haddonfield’s Dylan Heine throwing a gem; Jackson Liberty rallying late to score a Shore win; Summit moving on through the Union County tournament; and J.P. Steven’s securing the win in an odd ending against Monroe. Jackson Liberty 5 Point Pleasant Boro 4 The Lions rallied for three runs with two outs in the 7th inning to get a come from behind win to make it 11 straight wins and a 13-1 record. Trailing 4-2, Point Boro starter Nick Guzzi was forced to leave the game following his 8th strikeout of the game with two outs in teh 7th after reaching 113 pitches. The Lions rallied with an infield single from Charlie Rudderow, a base hit up the middle by David Melfi and the go-ahead RBI single courtesy of Shane Hickey. Watch the highlights from an oustanding Shore Conference game along with post-game reaction: Haddonfield 2 Audubon 0 Rider commit Dylan Heine threw a complete game shutout, allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Haddons. Sean Colbert pitched a complete game, also allowing just four hits and striking out seven for the Green Wave in the loss. Haddonfield clinched an automatic bid to the Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic with the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference clash: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance! J.P. Stevens 4 Monroe 2 As the baseball season reaches its midway point Greater Middlesex Conference rivals J.P. Stevens and Monroe faced off for the first time this year. The Hawks took an early 2-0 lead in the first inning before Monroe countered to tie it up. In the top of the third Shiv Patel drove in an RBI which would eventually help J.P. Stevens lead 4-2. Patel finished the day 3-4 with an RBI and had nine strikeouts from the mound. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Summit 3 Westfield 0 – Union County Tournament First Round It may have taken some time — five full innings to be exact — but Summit’s offense came alive at just the right time to score three runs in the fifth and sixth innings to advance into the Union County Tournament, where they’ll face top-seeded Cranford. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Soldier’s Memorial Field in Summit: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Watch Thursday 4.25 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you a pair of lacrosse match-ups from Southern New Jersey on Thursday. We have the highlights of Haddonfield knocking off rival West Deptford on the boys side. Plus we have the Southern Regional girls improving to 10-0 after an Ocean County win over Toms River North. Haddonfield 17 West Deptford 13 – Boys Cornell commit Aiden Blake went off for six goals in the win for the Haddons. Finn Morgan and Max Norton each scored three goals for Haddonfield, which gets back to the .500 mark as it faces a difficult schedule. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this high-scoring rivalry game: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Southern Regional 10 Toms River North 3 – Girls The Rams busted open a 2-2 game in the first half with four straight goals and the Southern defense held a Toms River North attack that averaged 11 goals per game to three to reach the 10-0 mark. Holly Yannacone had a hat trick to lead Southern and freshman Rylee Johnson added two goals and an assist. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction of Southern already matching last year’s win total: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by CJA Construction.
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
Watch Saturday 4.13 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Westfield 13 Columbia 3 – Boys No. 15 Westfield picked up their third straight win with a 13-3 victory over Columbia. The Blue Devils went ahead 5-0 early thanks to Devon McLane who had a hat trick in the first quarter. Jake Engleke who would also finish with a hat trick tacked on two scores in the second to help them take a commanding 8-2 lead at halftime. McLane would end the say with six goals total as Westfield improves to 5-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Moorestown 9 Haddonfield 8 (OT) – Girls Kayla Frank scored in overtime to lift #1 Moorestown over #5 Haddonfield in a thriller. Janey Galski led the Quakers with three goals, while Dylan Silar added two. Logan Lillie made six saves, including a huge stop as time expired in regulation. McKenzie Blake and Wayden Ay each scored three goals for the Haddons in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this marquee match-up: Moorestown coverage and Haddonfield coverage is proudly brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance!
Watch Wednesday 4.10 JSZ Lax Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you statewide lacrosse coverage from two of the state’s must see matchups — Mountain Lakes battling with Ridgewood on the boys side and Haddonfield making a statement against the Allentown girls. Enjoy the highlights! Mountain Lakes 6 Ridgewood 4 – Boys Lacrosse Mountain Lakes kept their hot streak going this season with yet another statement win, this one coming against Ridgewood in a battle of arguably the two best public school squads in New Jersey. Backup goalie Alex Kuehm got the start and made a staggering 13 saves in his first career start to help secure the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Mountain Lakes: Haddonfield 14 Allentown 5 – Girls Lacrosse No. 5 Haddonfield still remains one of the last undefeated teams in New Jersey. Their latest 14-5 victory over No.11 Allentown was just another day at the office for the Bulldawgs. Sophomore phenom McKenzie Blake captured five goals in the first half alone to help take a 9-2 lead at the break. Blake would finish with seven goals overall putting her at a career 112 in just her second season. Ashley Campo and Wayden Ay also found net twice for Haddonfield as they improve to 5-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Haddonfield coverage!
Watch Wednesday 4.10 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Haddonfield 5 West Deptford 0 Rider University commit Dylan Heine tossed a complete game shutout, striking out nine for the Haddons. Alex Kadar, R.J. Mroz, and Steve DiTomasso each finished with an RBI in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Colonial Conference rivalry game: Haddonfield coverage is proudly brought to you by our friends at NJM Insurance! Rumson-Fair Haven 6 Monmouth Regional 5 The Bulldogs rally for two runs in the sixth inning to secure a series split with their Shore Conference divisional foe. Monmouth Regional scored a 14-0 win on Monday, but RFH bounced back in a big way at home. Kevin Shanes threw five innings giving up just one run and striking out six to get the win. Freshman Michael Amendola pitches a scoreless seventh to get the save. Watch the highlights of Shore Conference baseball in Rumson: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to bring you this game. Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) and Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) are the reason we can bring you action from these two great schools all year long!
Watch Wednesday 4.3 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ comes at you full bore with three lacrosse games from around New Jersey this Wednesday. We’ll have highlights from Mountain Lakes’ blowout win in a battle of Top 20 teams; Haddonfield grabbing their first win of the season; and the Lawrenceville girls dominating a Mercer County battle against Hun. Enjoy the highlights! Mountain Lakes 15 Northern Highlands 3 – Boys Lacrosse This was a matchup of two Top 20 state-ranked teams, but Mountain Lakes continues to let New Jersey know they are the real deal. The Lakers are arguably the best public school team in the Garden State and put their skills on display in a lopsided 15-3 win against Northern Highlands. Senior Mike Cabana led the way with a four-goal game. The Lakers have now outscored their opponents 48-9 in their three wins this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Haddonfield 7 Clearview 2 – Boys Lacrosse The Haddons picked up their first win of the season on the road against the Pioneers. John McDonnell led a balanced Bulldawgs attack with two goals. Reece Purnell, Max Norton, Aiden Blake, Tommy Batson and Finn Morgan also scored for Haddonfield in the victory. Justin Kill scored both goals for Clearview in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s coverage of Haddonfield is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Lawrenceville 16 Hun 2 – Girls Lacrosse The Lawrenceville Big Red defeated the Hun Raiders on Wednesday evening in their first Mid-Atlantic Prep League girls lacrosse matchup. Loyola University Maryland commit, Meg Hillman, scored the game-high with four goals. Natalie Schur finished the night with a hat trick. The Big Red are now 2-1 for the season, and will take on Princeton Day on Friday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Princeton: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Lawrenceville!
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 3.13 JSZ Boys TOC Opening Round Basketball Highlights
We’re down to the final four in New Jersey high school boys basketball! JSZ brings you the opening round of the boys Tournament of Champions as Moorestown and Newark East Side earn their spots in the semifinals. Watch all the action from Toms River! Newark East Side 61 New Providence 41 – Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal The Red Raiders trailed 30-29 at the three minute mark of the third quarter and exploded for 31 points in the final eleven minutes to earn a matchup with #2 seed Bergen Catholic in the semifinals. Anas Amos and Mikah Johnson led the way with 16 points each. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Moorestown 60 Haddonfield 59 Tournament of Champions quarterfinal Jagger Zrada went off from distance, going seven for eight from three-point range to pump in a team-high 23 points for the Quakers. Zrada even overcame an ankle injury in the third quarter to help #5 Moorestown advance past #4 Haddonfield. Nick Cartwright-Atkins also had a strong game with 13 points and nine rebounds in the win. Dan Fleming poured in a game-high 25 points in his final game for the Haddons. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River, as the Quakers advance to face Ranney in the Tournament of Champions semifinals on Friday night. Double sponsor alert! Moorestown and Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Tournament of Champions Semifinals Friday in Toms River #3 Newark East Side vs. #2 Bergen Catholic – 5:30 pm #5 Moorestown vs. #1 Ranney – 7:00 pm
Watch Sunday 3.10 JSZ State Final Basketball Highlights
It’s a bittersweet time of year for us as the basketball season begins to come to a close, but Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you coverage of ALL the 2019 NJSIAA State Tournament Finals from 3.10. Stay tuned for: Newark East Side vs. Freehold Township (Group 4), West Side vs. Haddonfield (Group 2), Ramapo vs. Moorestown (Group 3), New Providence vs. Burlington City, Chatham vs. Mainland (Group 3, Girls), Lincoln vs. Manchester Township (Group 2, Girls), Franklin vs. Lenape (Group 4, Girls) and University vs. Bound Brook (Group 1, Girls). Those highlights on the way! Boys State Championships – Rutgers University Newark East Side 69 Freehold Township 44 – Group 4 State Championship` East Side captured its first Group 4 State Championship since 2014 with a win over Freehold Township. After losing in the same game last year the Red Raiders find redemption thanks to Junior Mikah Johnson who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. East Side trailed 16-12 after the first quarter, but thanks to a 20-6 run in the second quarter they eventually went up by as many as 30. The other contributing fact in the victory was Senior Anas Amos who had 14 points, eight rebounds and four steals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Haddonfield 64 Newark West Side 53 – Group 2 State Championship Mike DePersia scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter as Haddonfield held off an amazing comeback attempt by the Rough Riders in the 4th quarter. The Bulldogs held a 43-28 advantage mid-way through the third quarter before West Side put together a 16-0 run to take a 44-43 lead. But DePersia stepped up with five straight points and Drew Gavranich had 17 off the bench to give Haddonfield back to back titles. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM we were able to bring you state championship highlights of the Bulldogs! Moorestown 58 Ramapo 44 – Group 3 State Championship History was made at Rutgers University. Moorestown’s Group 3 state championship win on Sunday was the first for the Quakers in the last 60 years. Moorestown played a complete game, limiting Ramapo’s scoring chances while also playing a great game themselves. Guard Jagger Zrada had the highlight of the night with a crossover and three-pointer that has since been viewed over 1,000,000 times on social media. The Quakers also scored 24 points in the fourth quarter, all via free throws, to secure the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Moorestown coverage all season long. NJM is the reason we had highlights of the Quakers first state title in 60 years! New Providence 66 Burlington City 56 – Group 1 State Championship Greg Meyers scored 26 points and Dylan Bedder had a monster double-double with 13 points and 17 rebounds as the Pioneers used a 16-3 second quarter to build a lead they never relinquished. It’s the Pioneers first state title since 1999. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the final state title game at Rutgers: Girls State Championships – RWJ Barnabas Arena Mainland 42 Chatham 35 – Group 3 State Championship The Mustangs won the first state title in program history with a 42-35 win over the Cougars. Kylee Watson helped lead Mainland with 11 points and 13 rebounds in the win. Camryn Dirkes also scored 11 points while Madi Hafetz chipped in with eight. Maddie Hartnett led all scorers with 12 in the loss for Chatham. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: Manchester 65 Lincoln 48 – Group 2 State Championship The Manchester Hawks won their first ever State Championship on Sunday afternoon, defeating the Lincoln Lions. Manchester’s Destiny Adams was the star player of the day, scoring the game-high and her career-high with 34 points. West Virginia University commit, Leilani Correa, scored 15 points for the day. Dakota Adams also scored in the double digits with 10 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Toms River: Franklin 73 Lenape 35 – Group 4 State Championship The Warriors raced out to a 20-7 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, winning their third consecutive Group 4 state title. Christina Midgette led the way with 16 points in the win. Diamond Miller and Kennedy Schenck each scored 15 points for Franklin. Shannon Mulroy scored 16 points for the Indians in the loss. The Warriors also locked up the top seed in the upcoming Tournament of Champions. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Toms River: University 40 Bound Brook 21 – Group 1 State Championship The University Phoenix won their second straight Group 1 State Championship, defeating Bound Brook on Sunday night. They punched their ticket to next week’s Tournament of Champions, playing a strong defensive game. Taneshia Tucker scored the game-high with 9 points, and Tara Johnson was right behind her with 8. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Watch Wednesday 3.6 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
This might have been the most jam-packed, action-filled Wednesday night we’ve seen all winter long. JSZ has highlights of Ranney’s late OT win to capture their second sectional title; Kahlil Whitney powering Roselle Catholic to a second-straight sectional championship, Haddonfield stopping a red-hot Manasquan right in its tracks, Freehold Township continuing to push through the Group 4 bracket; the IHA Lady Eagles winning their eighth-straight sectional title and the TCA girls winning a sectional title of their own. Stay tuned for all the action coming tonight Ranney 54 Wildwood Catholic 50 (OT) – Non-Public B South Final Freshman Elijah Perkins broke a 50-50 tie in overtime with a layup and added a free throw to give Ranney back to back sectional titles. Scottie Lewis led the Panthers with 17 points and 13 rebounds, and fouled out in overtime. Bryan Antoine had 15, but the Panthers season was hanging in the balance thanks to hot shooting from Jacob Hopping (14 points) and great play inside from Taj Thweatt (13 points, 10 rebounds). Ranney trailed by as many as four in the fourth quarter and rallied to tie the game at 48 on two Lewis free throws. Lewis then blocked Jahlil White’s game winning shot attempt and Ahmadu Sarnor missed the buzzer beater off the back rim. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller in Jackson: Roselle Catholic 48 Gill St. Bernard’s 44 – Non-Public B North Final A pair of Kahlil Whitney free throws in the final seconds was exactly what Roselle Catholic needed to ice a tight game and capture their second-straight sectional championship. Whitney, the Kentucky commit, led the Lions with 15 points in the win. GSB’s Zach Martini dropped a game-high 19 points in the losing effort. Roselle Catholic will now face Ranney in a rematch from last year’s thrilling Non-Public B Finale, which the Lions won. Watch all the action from Franklin here: Haddonfield 53 Manasquan 43 – Group 2 State Semifinal Reigning Group 2 State Champions Haddonfield punched their way to Rutgers University for the second year in a row. The Bulldawgs coming off an epic comeback against Camden in the Sectional Title game were locked in against 13th ranked Manasquan. Haddonfield took a 22-17 lead at halftime after two big quarters from Aiden Blake. In the second half an Alley-Oop from Senior Dan Fleming got things started and eventually led to a 10 point lead for them that would remain in tact for the rest of the evening. The Bulldawgs will take on Westside on 3.10. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Haddonfield coverage! Freehold Township 44 Cherokee 42 – Group 4 State Semifinal Freehold Township punched a ticket to the first Group 4 state final in school history with a 44-42 win over Cherokee in Egg Harbor Township. Seth Meisner led a balanced Patriots attack with 10 points. Zach Barilka had nine points, while Greg Billups and Matt Santangelo each chipped in with eight points. Anthony DiCaro lead all scorers with 17 points for the Chiefs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Trenton Catholic 74 Gloucester Catholic 64 – Non-Public South B Girls Final Maniya Custis poured in 25 points to lead four Trenton Catholic players in double digits as the Iron Mikes rained down 12 three-pointers to reach the Non-Public B state championship and a matchup with Saddle River Day on Saturday in Toms River. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Jackson Liberty High School: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton Catholic coverage. They are the reason we’ll have state championship highlights this Saturday in Toms River! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic all year long Immaculate Heart 63 Pope John 47 – Non-Public North A Girls Final The #1 Immaculate Heart Academy Blue Eagles defeated the #2 Pope John Lady Lions at Passaic Tech on Wednesday night, winning their eighth straight Sectional Title. Eliya Herriott led IHA, scoring the game-high with 18 points. Brittany Graff and Anna Morris each scored 12 points for the Blue Eagles. They will face St. Rose on Mar. 9 for the Non-Public A Tournament Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Wayne:
Watch Monday 3.4 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you statewide playoff basketball coverage from 3.4. Stay tuned for Bound Brook and Middlesex’s Central, Group 1 Final showdown and an epic South Jersey battle between Camden vs. Haddonfield in the South, Group 2 Championship. Check back in as we continue to post games! Ranney 76 Rutgers Prep 62 – Boys Non-Public South B Semifinal No. 1 Ranney advanced to their second consecutive Non-Public, South B Tournament Semifinal with a 76-62 win over Rutgers Prep. McDonald’s All-American’s Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis in their final high school home game gave fans a warm send off with some of their signature explosive style of basketball. Villanova bound Antoine finished 16 points while Lewis, a University of Florida commit dropped 17. However, top performance went to Junior Phillip Wheeler who ended the evening with 18 points. Ranney moves on to face either top seeded Wildwood Catholic or Immaculatta in the Championship on 3.6 at Jackson Liberty. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Haddonfield 69 Camden 67 (OT) – Boys South Jersey Group 2 Final Haddonfield stormed back from a double-digit deficit late in the fourth quarter to force overtime, beating Camden for the South Jersey Group 2 title for the second year in a row. Dan Fleming caught fire down the stretch to lead the Haddons with 28 points. Mike DePersia also had a big game with 19 points in the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in Cherry Hill. Bound Brook 45 Middlesex 31 – Girls Central Jersey Group 1 Final The #1 Bound Brook Crusaders defeated the #2 Middlesex Blue Jays on Monday night, winning their fourth straight Sectional Title. Bound Brook’s Cortlyn Morris not only scored the game-high of 19 points, but she also walked away with a triple-double. She had 12 blocks and 10 rebounds. Arianna McCleod and Cameron Ward also scored in the double digits. McCleod scored 12 points, and Ward scored 11 and had 15 rebounds with a double-double. The Crusaders will take on Haddon Township for the Group 1 Tournament on Mar. 6. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Bound Brook:
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 Saturday 1.12 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you exciting Saturday matchups from across the Garden State. We’ve got seven games of action from around the state including: Christian Brothers vs. Gill St. Bernard’s, Middletown North vs. Rumson- Fair Haven Ranney vs. Bergen Catholic and more! Ranney 56 Bergen Catholic 55 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Bryan Antoine and Scottie Lewis combined to score 43 points in Ranney’s nail-biting, last-second win Saturday night against Bergen Catholic. Ranney freshman Elijah Perkins also provided a much-needed spark in the second half to put the Panthers in a position to win. Bergen Catholic’s Matt Zona led the Crusaders in scoring with 16 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Lincroft: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Notre Dame 55 Mater Dei Prep 53 Notre picked up their third win in a row thanks to a 55-53 overtime victory over Mater Dei Prep. The Irish trailed after the first quarter but were able to take the lead all the way untill the final minute of the fourth quarter when Mater Dei tied the game to go to overtime. After a free throw tied the game with three seconds remaining it looked as though we would go to double OT, but instead Justin Yu scored the final basket to secure a thrilling win for Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage! Rumson-Fair Haven 64 Middletown North 63 (OT) – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Jackson McCarthy scored the final five points of the game and grabbed a rebound that drew a foul with one second left that resulted in the game winning free throw as RFH railled from 6 points down in OT in a thriller. Freshman Geoff Schroeder had 25 of his career-high 30 points in the second half and overtime and Ian O’Connor scored his 1000th career point on the way to 17 points. Rob Higgins led Middletown North with 26 points. JSZ has all the twists and turns from a thriller in Lincroft! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadilliac. Thanks for their support – they are the reason we can bring you thrilling games like RFH and Middletown North! Gill St. Bernard’s 55 CBA 47 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Paul Mulcahy had 20 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists as the Blue Knights moved to 11-1 on the season. Zach Martini added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the win while freshman Ryan Mabrey paced the Colts with 14 points and senior Josh Cohen added 11 points and 13 rebounds. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Brookdale Community College: Red Bank Catholic 59 Middletown South 43 – Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Red Bank Catholic’s Kevin Bauman dropped a season-high 15 points along with 12 rebounds to pace the Caseys to their ninth-straight win this season. Bauman took home game MVP honors and also got help from Charlie Gordinier (13 points) and MJ Wright (11 points). JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Lincroft: Double Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is driven by our loyal sponsors. Let’s give a huge shoutout to Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC) and Monmouth Building Center (Middletown South) for sponsoring our coverage of this game! Elizabeth 71 Pleasantville 57 – Shoot Down Cancer Classic Jordan Price and DJ Watkins score 26 points each to get the Minutemen to 10-0 on the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Shoot Down Cancer Classic at St. Augustine Prep: Paul VI 59 Haddonfield 52 – Shoot Down Cancer Classic Wisler Sanon led three Paul VI players in double digits with 20 to hand Haddonfield its first loss of the season. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance
Vote now for first JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019!
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. Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Central Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey JSZ Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
Watch JSZ Saturday 12.1 NJSIAA State Football from MetLife!
JSZ is pleased to bring you coverage from the football “Bowl Game” Weekend at MetLife Stadium. We have extensive video highlights from the final four games of the 2018 season! Long Branch 20 Shawnee 17 – South Group 4 Bowl Championship The Green Wave rallied from a 17-0 halftime deficit to score 20 unanswered points and close out the 2018 football season with a thrilling come from behind victory. Jermaine Corbett had two TD runs and topped 2,000 yards in his junior season. Marc Dennis’ 21 yard TD pass to Matthew Clarke in the third quarter proved to be the game-winning score. Long Branch produced three second-half turnovers. Luke Arnold’s fumble recovery on a kickoff after Corbett’s second touchdown run set the stage for the Dennis-Clarke go-ahead score. Devyn Blount and William Levy had two picks to preserve the win and a 12-1 mark for Long Branch. JSZ has the full highlights and post-game reaction from the season finale for New Jersey high school football: Thank you Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch High. The Green Wave’s special moment at MetLife was made possible by our friends at Rosario Realty Rumson-Fair Haven 26 Woodrow Wilson 18 – South Group 3 Bowl Championship Collin Coles 21-yard TD pass to Jackson McCarthy with 1:15 remaining was the game-winner as RFH wins the South Group 3 championship in a hard fought game at MetLife Stadium. Woodrow Wilson QB Nick Kargmann threw for 291 yards and 3 touchdowns to become NJ’s all-time single-season leading passer in a loss. Rumson-Fair Haven ran the ball 51 times and threw just six, but made the most of their pass attempts. Collin Coles threw two TD passes in the second half and Keegan Woods shined on defense with 11 tackles, a caused fumble and an interception. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from East Rutherford: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for their support of JSZ’s Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. Gold Coast Cadillac is the reason we can bring you this special moment for the Rumson-Fair Haven community! Piscataway 31 Ridgewood 21 – North Group 5 Bowl Championship Piscataway after capturing their second North 1 Group 5 Sectional Title in three years finished the season as the North Group 5 Bowl Game Champions. While star running back Juwon Jackson had 119 yards rushing Piscataway relied on its entire offense to make plays including offensive lineman Jordin Martell who scored on a 4-yard fumble recovery to give the Chiefs a 17-13 lead at the break. Senior Lord Jones stepped up as an emotional leader to accompany a 29-yard touchdown for Piscataway in their 31-21 victory. They become the first team in school history to go 13-0. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Haddonfield 17 Hillside 7 – South Group 2 Bowl Championship With dreams of an undefeated season in mind, it was the Haddonfield Bulldawgs who put together a complete four-quarter effort to capture the South Group 2 Bowl championship. The Haddons played nearly shutdown defense against a talented Hillside squad and both the offense and special teams pulled through with scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from MetLife Stadium:
Watch JSZ Friday 11.16 State Sectional Finals Highlights
It’s championship Friday on JSZ! Six sectional titles were handed out across the state and Jersey Sports Zone has highlights from every one of them. Coming up this weekend, we’ll have more sectional title action from Saturday as well as the Non-Public Group 4 semifinals featuring Bosco/Bergen and St. Peter’s/St. Joe-Montvale. We’ll wrap things up on Sunday with three more sectional championship games that were postponed due to weather. Click below to watch our teaser for our Friday night coverage and scroll below to watch all the highlights: Long Branch 21 Brick Township 14 | Central Jersey Group 4 Championship Jermaine Corbett had a 77-yard TD run on the second play from scrimmage and lineman Kevin Cerruti had a three-yard INT return for a TD off an Imir Durant tip in the opening minute of the third quarter that gave the Green Wave the lead for good as coach Dan George’s team won their second consecutive sectional title. Brick Township tied the game at 7 after an Anthony Prato 24-yard TD pass to Cole Groschel in the second quarter. Cerruti’s defensive TD gave Long Branch a 14-7 lead and Marc Dennis added a one-yard TD run to extend the lead to 21-7. Brick Township cut the deficit to 21-14 late in the third quarter on a Jim Leblo three-yard TD run, but Long Branch’s defense was able to stand tall in the final 12 minutes. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch: Sponsor Shout Out! Thank you Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch all year long! Rosario Realty is the reason JSZ was able to capture this special moment for Long Branch High School Wayne Hills 20 Old Tappan 13 | North 1 Group 4 Championship It’s not often you see a defending champion be considered an underdog, but in Friday night’s North 1, Group 4 Sectional Final this was the case when second seed Old Tappan faced off with top seeded Wayne Hills. The Patriots after trailing by a touchdown at halftime rallied back to score twice thanks to running back Michael Joyce who would finish with 181 rushing yards and a touchdown. Late in the fourth with a 20-13 lead a sack from Gabe Dellechiaie secured the victory for the 10 time Champions. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Kittatinny 28 Newton 19 | North 1 Group 2 Championship The Kittatinny Cougars rolled behind the fantastic play of junior tailback Jacob Mafaro (134 yards, 3 TD) as they plowed through Newton to capture their first state sectional football championship in school history. JSZ has the highlights from Newton: Willingboro 22 Paulsboro 14 | Central Jersey Group 1 Championship The Chimeras fell behind 6-0 early in the first quarter but rolled off 22 unanswered points on the way to its first sectional title in 33 years. Quarterback Ah Shaun Davis was 16 of 22 for 198 yards and a TD pass. Chris Long had 10 catches for 112 yards, a TD catch and a 2-point conversion. JSZ has the highlights from Moorestown High: Haddonfield 23 Camden 12 | South Jersey Group 2 Championship Haddonfield did not disappoint hundreds inside their jam packed stadium Friday night as the Bulldogs played stingy defense and scored on big plays to capture their second-straight South Jersey Group 2 title with a 23-12 win over Camden. Haddonfield’s Johnny Foley had a standout performance in the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to great sponsors like NJM Insurance, Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you top-notch highlights of this South Jersey football clash. Shawnee 17 Clearview 14 (2OT) | South Jersey Group 4 Championship Joe Dalsey walked away from Shawnee’s second consecutive South Jersey Group 4 championship win as the hero after finding the endzone twice on touchdown runs and also kicking a field goal in double overtime. Shawnee’s story throughout the season was interesting — they finished only 2-6, yet came back and played impeccable football downs the stretch. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights and post-game reaction:
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ Playoff Football Highlights from 11.9
It’s sectional semifinal Friday in New Jersey and the Jersey Sports Zone team braves the elements to bring you action all over the state. We’ve got Irvington’s double-overtime thriller at Randolph, the Lenape/Rancocas Valley rematch, a sensational performance from Brick Township’s Jimmy Leblo at Middletown South, a Jean Alvarez outburst against Union and much more. We’ll be posting our highlights throughout the night! Irvington 20 Randolph 17 | North 2 Group 4 Semifinals After trailing Randolph 17-3 at halftime in the North 2 Group 4 Sectional Semifinal, the Irvington Blue Knights came out the other end with a victory. The Knights stepped up offensively in the second half and dominated defensively during both overtimes. Check out full highlights of this exciting game now: Union City 46 Union 6 | North 2 Group 5 Semifinals Union City’s Jean Alvarez exploded for a season-high 195 yards along with four touchdowns to pace the Soaring Eagles with a dominant win at “The Roof” at Roosevelt Stadium. Joel Jimenez and Devin Gonzalez also tallied touchdown in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Union City: North Brunswick 30 Edison 21 – Central Jersey Group 5 Semifinals Myles Bailey ran for 168 yards and three touchdowns (all three scores in the second half) and had a critical interception late in the first half to set up the go ahead field goal as the Raiders reach the sectional finals for the first time since 1979. JSZ has the highlights from an exciting game at rainy North Brunswick: Brick Township 42 Middletown South 14 | Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals Jimmy Leblo had five touchdowns in the first 15 minutes of the game in a sensational performance as the Green Dragons advance to the Central Jersey Group 4 finals thanks to a dominating effort in Middletown. Leblo had four TD runs and a TD catch and the Green Dragons defense produced three first-half turnovers to race out to a 35-0 halftime lead. JSZ has the highlights from the Leblo Show on a rainy night in Monmouth County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury Rancocas Valley 28 Lenape 7 | South Jersey Group 5 Semifinal One of the biggest rivalries in Burlington County saw the intensity dialed up even more as Lenape and Rancocas Valley squared up in a rematch of last year’s State Final. After falling in the game last year to Lenape, the Red Devils scored early thanks to quarterback Bryce Mangene and receiver Danny Kondras. Kondras would have three touchdowns in the semifinal as Rancocas Valley sits in the same position as last year with a chance to win the South Jersey Group 5 Championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Rutherford 26 Mountain Lakes 21 – North 2 Group 2 Semifinals Abellany Mendez had three TD runs and a jump pass TD to account for all of the Bulldogs offense as the top seed raced out to a 26-0 lead and held off a fierce comeback attempt by the herd. JSZ has the highlights and Madison Bess has post-game reaction from Rutherford: Haddonfield 28 Pleasantville 6 | South Jersey Group 2 Semifinals The Haddons roared in the second half behind Davis Smith’s touchdown grab and a pick-six to lock up a win in the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. Haddonfield is going back to the sectional title game for a second year in a row. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to NJM Insurance, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights of Haddonfield football. Woodrow Wilson 42 Delsea 14 | South Jersey Group 3 Semifinals Following two tough losses to Delsea in the last year, Woodrow Wilson turned back around Friday and returned the favor. The Tigers exploded for a six-touchdown performance behind the wheels of Muheem McCargo as they advance through the South Jersey bracket. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights, courtesy of SNJ Today: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Delsea Crusaders is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shabazz 49 Cedar Grove 6 | North 2 Group 1 Semifinals The Shabazz defense produced a safety and two touchdowns in the first half as the Bulldogs avenged a 22-19 regular season defeat against Cedar Grove to advance to the North 2 Group 1 championship. Shabazz will host Hasbrouck Heights next week in the championship game. JSZ has the highlights from Newark:
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.5
What a week! Friday night lights action from Week Five did not disappoint. Throughout the night, Jersey Sports Zone will be posting highlights from 10 games across the Garden State. Those include an overtime thriller between St. Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco Prep, Red Bank Catholic’s huge Shore Conference win, a last-second bonanza in Sayreville and a bevy of other games from all parts of the state. Watch our teaser video then scroll down to watch all 10 games of action: St. Peter’s Prep 26 Don Bosco Prep 23 (OT) St. Peter’s Prep quarterback Maasai Maynor led the Marauders with a four-touchdown performance including a five-yard touchdown run in overtime to capture a 26-23 win over Don Bosco Prep. Maynor tallied 325 yards in the offensive outburst for St. Peter’s Prep. The win comes six days after the Marauders mustered 13 points against a stout DePaul Catholic defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Ramsey for this North Jersey instant classic: Sayreville 13 Edison 12 There was only 0.5 seconds left on the clock, but that was enough time for Mark Whitford to find Jacari Carter in the corner of the end zone from 18 yards out to give Sayreville a dramatic win on the road. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis was there to capture all the excitement from one of the best finshes from the 2018 season: Red Bank Catholic 41 Long Branch 14 The Caseys took over a 14-14 game with six minutes to go in the third with 27 unanswered points to get to 6-0 on the season. Steve Lubischer had a 49 yard TD run and two TD passes, both caught by MJ Wright. Billy Guidetti had three scores on the ground. JSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from the big Shore Conference showdown: This great game was made possible thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank (RBC sponsor) and Rosario Realty (Long Branch sponsor) Haddonfield 27 West Deptford 21 Haddonfield quarterback Jay Foley accounted for three touchdowns in a 27-21 win against West Deptford in a rematch of last year’s South Jersey Group II Sectional title game. The Bulldawgs now move onto an impressive 6-0 start on the 2018 and have become one of South Jersey’s top talents. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has all the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with NJM Insurance to sponsor South Jersey athletics all year long! Middletown South 14 Toms River North 13 Trevor Brey’s 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter with a Chris Kaldrovics extra point gave the Eagles a fifth straight win and a one-point victory at Toms River North. The Eagles executed a number of key third down conversions which was the key to clinching the Shore Conference’s American Division. JSZ has the highlights of a much-anticipated matchup in Ocean County: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Middletown South Eagles. Toms River North action on JSZ is made possible courtesy of CJA Construction Notre Dame 28 Hightstown 7 After dropping their season opener against Allentown, Notre Dame has bounced back with four straight victories. In their latest matchup with Hightstown the Irish got ahead early thanks to a pair of touchdowns from running back Cortaz Williams to lead 21-7 at halftime. In the second half both teams would lead back to back defensive stands, but Notre Dame quarterback Robbie Buecker would put one last score on the board to get his team the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Irish and Rams athletics all year long! Phillipsburg 56 Hillsborough 6 Phillipsburg football is famous for producing outstanding running backs, thanks to players like Joe Green. However, tonight the Liners showed off a second offensive threat. Senior QB, Jack Stagaard lead Pburg to a win over Hillsborough, after throwing for over 250 yards and 3 touchdowns. If you learn one thing this from this game, it should be that Phillipsburg has a plethora of offensive talent. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the highlights for you! Check them out now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you Princeton Ortho for the continued support of Raider Athletics! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Holmdel 21 Donovan Catholic 11 Cameron LaMountain had two TD runs to hand Donovan Catholic its first loss of the season. The Hornets improve to 4-1 and stand alone atop the Shore Conference’s National Division. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Holmdel’s big win in Toms River: BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank, is the reason we can bring you great highlights from the Holmdel Hornets all year long Red Bank Regional 35 Toms River East 7 The Bucs got two TD’s from Nigel Mitchell and continue to turn heads in the Shore Conference with a 4-1 record. RBR raced out to a 21-0 lead at the end of one and led 35-0 after a Makai Mickens 40 yard TD run in the third quarter. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for allowing us to be on hand for so many special moments from the 2018 football season! Kingsway 21 Hammonton 14 The Kingsway Dragons used a potent ground game to edge out a one-score victory over the Hammonton Blue Devils on Friday night. Running back AJ Butler notched 77 yards and a pair of scores to push Kingsway to 4-2 on the season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the great highlights:
Vote now for JSZ Week 4 Top Play
We’ve got 10 more nominees captured by JSZ cameras showcasing the amazing talent on display during Week 4 of NJ high school football. Red Bank Regional’s Makai Mickens is one of ten nominees for the JSZ Top Play Belt. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm Take Our Poll Previous Top Play Winners
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 9.29
JSZ wraps up Week Four of New Jersey high school football with seven more games from around the state. Check back throughout the evening as we post highlights from all the big matchups including DePaul’s upset of #1 St. Peter’s Prep, the much anticipated Haddonfield/St.Joe-Hammonton showdown plus an OT game in Mercer County and a big win for St. Joe-Metuchen at Westfield. Watch our preview and then scroll down to watch all seven games from Saturday captured by JSZ cameras. DePaul 16 St. Peter’s Prep 13 DePaul backup quarterback Johnny Amodeo got the start against St. Peter’s Prep after Ta’Quon Roberson was sidelined with an ankle injury. Against the odds, Amodeo led the Spartans to an upset win against St. Peter’s Prep after nearly a week of double preparation and practice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from one of the best stories so far from the 2018 football season: St. Joe’s (Met.) 27 Westfield 18 After dropping their first game of the season St. Joe’s (Metuchen) made some adjustments on offense moving receiver Michael Cardinalli to quarterback. Since beginning 0-1 the Falcons have won four in a row, their latest victory came against No. 18 Westfield. Following a tie at halftime St. Joe’s was able to pressure the Blue Devil offense and force two interceptions from quarterback Hank Shapiro. Then Cardinalli put up 3 touchdowns in the second half. Watch the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Haddonfield 22 St. Joe-Hammonton 15 Drew Gavranich had two TD catches including the game-winner with under three minutes to go as the Bulldogs snap the Wildcats 16 game win streak. Jay Foley threw three TD passes in the win and Lewis Evans sealed the victory with a game-clinching interception as the Bulldogs improve to 5-0 after upsetting the #5 team in the latest state polls. JSZ has the highlights of a South Jersey superpower showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is being brought to you by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM for allowing us to shine the spotlight on more South Jersey sports! Bergen Catholic 47 Irvington 7 The Irvington Blue Knights would stay within 7 points of the Bergen Catholic Crusaders after a single quarter, but from the second quarter on the Crusaders dominated. Nebraska commit, Rahmir Johnson, scored 3 touchdowns in the first half. Courtney DuPont was there with the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone wants to thank Equinox Fitness for their ongoing coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the year! Notre Dame 20 Steinert 14 (2 OT) Cortaz Williams had a 20 yard TD to seal the deal for the Notre Dame Irish and spoil a 14-point comeback by Steinert in the second half. Notre Dame moves to 3-1 after persevering on the road. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in a great Saturday Mercer County matchup: Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great Mercer County highlights all year long. Thanks to Princeton Ortho for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Notre Dame and Steinert Manasquan 27 Monmouth Regional 7 Canyon Birch topped 100 yards and scored three times on the ground and Rashid Tuddles had a 28 yard TD catch, a 57 yard INT return to set up a score and a 76 yard run that led to another TD as the Warriors improved to 4-0 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Saturday football from Tinton Falls: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Monmouth Regional Falcons all year long! Southern 20 Lakewood 0 The Southern Rams battered through defensive fronts all afternoon as they rushed 50 times for 236 yards on their way to a 20-0 shutout win over Lakewood. JSZ has all the highlights from this Ocean County showdown: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is able to cover so many games thanks to our great sponsors. Thanks to Michael I. Inzelbuch for sponsoring our coverage of Piners athletics throughout the year!
Vote now for JSZ Top Play for Week 2
Ten nominees from the best plays captured by JSZ cameras. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will get presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt! Watch all the nominees and then cast your vote. Thanks again to all of the athletes we cover who give us so many amazing highlights! Take Our Poll Last week’s JSZ Top Play Winner Congratulations to Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright for winning JSZ Top Play with his pick six against Ocean Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Watch Friday 9.14 JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state with Week Two Friday football highlights. We’ve got some last-second thrillers from the Shore Conference, the much anticipated Bergen Catholic/St. Peter’s Prep showdown plus Haddonfield’s new stadium debut and the Elizabeth Linden rivalry. Thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to bring you coverage from around New Jersey. Here’s a look at what’s on our Friday Week 2 menu and scroll below to watch highlights from 11 games: St. Peter’s Prep 34 Bergen Catholic 7 Bergen Catholic came into Week Two as one of the hottest football teams in America, reaching as high as No. 5 in some national polls. This highly anticipated matchup is the rematch from last year’s Non-Public Group IV title game where the Crusaders blew out the Marauders 44-7. But St. Peter’s Prep had something to say about that. They came out firing on all cylinders as they pushed through four quarters towards a wholly dominant performance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Jersey City: Sponsor Shoutout! All of Jersey Sports Zone’s free content is made available thanks to our loyal sponsors. Coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Equinox Fitness. Stop by their New Jersey gyms in Paramus and Summit. Red Bank Regional 28 Holmdel 25 Jack Chamberlain’s pass to Nigel Mitchell in the corner of the end zone with 10 seconds left gave the Bucs a stunner in Holmdel. Mitchell had a 24-yard TD run and two TD catches including the game winner. The Hornets took a 25-20 lead with under four minutes to go on a 70-yard pass play as Jeff DeCicco hit Dean Gallo over the middle of the field, but RBR answered with its last second heroics. JSZ has every twist and turn of this thrill ride and post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Sponsor Shout Outs! Our partners allow us to capture incredible moments like Red Bank Regional’s last-second win against Holmdel. A special thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and BCB-Bayshore (Holmdel) for their support of Jersey Sports Zone Middletown South 17 Manalapan 14 Chris Kaldrovics drilled a 20-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles a dramatic road win. Trevor Brey’s pass to Matt Krellin with under a minute to go set up the game winner. Manalapan lost in the final minute last week to Toms River North and is 0-2, while the Eagles improve to 2-1. Two great teams battled to the final tick on the clock. JSZ has the highlights of the thriller: Thank you Monmouth Building Center for sponsoring JSZ’s Middletown South coverage. Our friends at MBC are the reason we were able to capture the Eagles exciting win! Haddonfield 21 Cinnaminson 0 After over 600 days South Group 2 Champions Haddonfield finally hosted a football game. The Bulldawg’s first opponent at home was a rematch of their semifinal bought with Cinnaminson. Quarterback Jay Foley gave Haddonfield a 7-0 lead at halftime. In the second half after a 15 yard score and a big conversion on fourth down that led to another touchdown Foley led the State Title winners to a 21-0 victory. Watch the highlights now: Thank you to NJM Insurance Group for their sponsorship of our Game Balls as well as Haddonfield and Cinnaminson coverage on JSZ! We look forward to bringing you both Bulldawg and Pirate athletics all year long! Linden 14 Elizabeth 3 Elizabeth, with a hot start to their 2018 season, came into this game 2-0, while Linden was flying high as well after taking down Westfield in Week 1 and ending the longest winning streak in the state. Who had the upper hand in this Week 2 mid-state matchup? It was Linden! The Tigers were led to a 14-3 victory over Elizabeth by former JSZ Game Ball Winner, Zion Marshall. Check out full highlights now: Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Middletown North 7 Alex Maldjian had four touchdown runs in the first half as the Bulldogs top the 40-point mark for a second straight week to jump out to a 2-0 start. Watch JSZ’s highlights of a dominant Shore Conference effort: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. We get great Bulldogs highlights and features because of Gold Coast Cadillac! Saint John Vianney 21 Brick Township 7 Josh East threw two touchdown passes and Kavon Chambers sealed the Lancers first win of 2018 with a 44 yard TD run in the closing minute to give Joe Martucci his first win as Lancers head coach. Jim Leblo scored Brick’s lone TD on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. SJV rebounds after back to back losses to RBC and Rumson-Fair Haven to start the season. Watch the highlights of a close ballgame out of the Shore Conference: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore, your community bank, for allowing us to capture great moments from the Lancers all season long. We’ll have much more from Saint John Vianney all year long thanks to BCB-Bayshore’s support. Piscataway 35 South Brunswick 21 The Piscataway Chiefs are off to a steaming-hot start in the 2018 season. They’ve outscored their opponents 76-21 through two games and are being powered by quarterback Joseph Hatcher and running back Juwon Jackson. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has the highlights from a big Piscataway win at home against returning state champs South Brunswick: Saint Joseph-Hammonton 30 Saint Augustine Prep 8 In a matchup of two South Jersey powers, Jada Byers showed his versatility with a TD pass, a TD run and a pick six in a statement win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a rainy Friday night in South Jersey: West Deptford 27 Delsea 12 West Deptford raced out to a 20-0 halftime lead in another highly anticipated South Jersey showdown. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Thanks to NJM Insurance Group for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Delsea Crusaders. Make sure you check out the NJM Insurance Group South Jersey Game Ball this Sunday on JSZ Toms River North 48 Howell 0 Jake Kazanowsky had three TD passes and Jacob Pruitt added three TD’s on the ground as the Mariners dominate on the way to a 2-0 start. Watch the highlights from the Shore Conference: Sponsor Shout Out Thanks to CJA Construction for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Toms River North Mariners
Haddonfield 2018 JSZ Football Preview
Home sweet home will have a new meaning to Haddonfield who is back on their home field after major renovations caused them to play the 2017 season at Cherry Hill West. The Bulldogs won the South Jersey Group 2 championship last year and are excited about returning to their new facility and debut it on September 14th. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel previews the Haddonfield Bulldogs: Haddonfield 2018 Schedule Friday, August 31 — at Pleasantville Friday, Sept. 7 — at Sterling Friday, Sept. 14 — CINNAMINSON Friday, Sept. 21 — at Overbrook Saturday, Sept. 29 — at Saint Joe-Hammonton Friday, Oct. 5 — WEST DEPTFORD Friday, Oct. 19 — at Collingswood Friday, Oct. 26 — DEPTFORD Thursday, Nov. 22 — HADDON HEIGHTS Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. We’re so excited to have NJM Insurance sponsor six South Jersey schools this season as well as our South Jersey Game Balls. Thanks to NJM, we’ll have more great highlights and features from South Jersey in all sports!
Olympic-Colonial wins 6th Carpenter Cup Championship
Olympic-Colonial 7 Burlington County 2 The Olympic-Colonial All-Stars used a 5-run 3rd inning to take control and win the Philadelphia Phillies Carpenter Cup for a record sixth time. Burlington County scored two runs in the top of the first, but four Olympic-Colonial pitchers combined on eight shutout innings. JSZ has the highlights of the championship game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia:
Ridgewood, Moorestown to meet in T of C girls lax final
Ridgewood 12 Oak Knoll 6 – Tournament of Champions Semifinals Kara Rahaim made 10 of her 16 saves in the second half and Ridgewood scored five straight goals in the second half to reach the Tournament of Champions final. Cat Roxas had a hat trick and four other Maroons scored two goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Moorestown 13 Haddonfield 3 – Tournament of Champions Semifinals Collette Smith had three goals and four assists as the Quakers raced out to an 8-0 halftime lead on the way to a spot in the Tournament of Champions final. JSZ has the highlights of a dominating effort:
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Hunterdon Central 3 Jackson Memorial 1 – Group 4 State Semifinal at Rider University Jackson Memorial scored first in this group four semifinal, but the Red Devils’ Pete Ciuffreda came in clutch during the 4th inning and scored the go-ahead run. Central is heading to their third straight state final where they will have a rematch with the Westfield Blue Devils, one of only two teams who defeated Central this season. Check out highlights of today’s game now: Middlesex – 4 Pennsville – 3 | NJSIAA Group 1 Semi-Finals Middlesex High School was pushed to extra innings after surrendering a 2-0 lead Pennsville, but The Blue Jays never gave up. Jack Hnylycia delivered on what he called “a dream come true” in the bottom of the 8th inning, hitting a walk off single to give Middlesex a 4-3 win over Pennsville. Up next for the Blue Jay will be the Group-1 State Championship game this weekend where they will take on Park Ridge. Watch highlights and post game from Middlesex vs Pennsville on JSZ! Allentown 13 Seneca 0 – Group 3 State Semifinal at Monmouth University The hit train continued to roll for Allentown in the Semifinal round of the Group 3 State Tournament. Despite Seneca’s Nick Decker being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 MLB Draft just hours earlier, the Red Birds were the ones celebrating as they had a 12-0 lead at the end of the second. Brandon Gaul and Justin Marcario combined for 5 RBI’s while pitcher AJ Ariano pitched a 5 hit shut out. Allentown will face Somerville the State Final on 6/9 at Veteran’s Park (Hamilton). Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year-round on JSZ! Raritan 5 Haddonfield 1 – Group 2 State Semifinals Zack Johnston threw a three-hitter on just 73 pitches to lead Raritan to the state finals. The Rockets took advantage of four Haddonfield errors in the 3rd to score three runs and followed that with a two-run fourth inning. John Christino blasted a solo homer to left to account for the Bulldogs only run. Raritan will face Pascack Hills this weekend for the Group 2 state championship. Watch the highlights of the Rockets state semifinal win at East Brunswick High School: Jersey Sports Zone thanks BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for allowing us to bring you great Raritan Rockets moments all year long Saint Augustine Prep 6 Notre Dame 1 – Non-Public South “A” Finals It’s a three-peat for the Hermits who got homers from Nick Lonetto and Kenny Levari to account for five of their six runs. Kevin Eaise threw five strong innings for Saint Augustine Prep, who will face Delbarton for the Non-Public “A” state championship this weekend. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage year-round on JSZ!
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Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 4 – Group 1 State Championship Oak Knoll dominated Big Blue in the Group 1 State Final at Kean University. Katie Duttenhofer and Claire Galvin led in scoring with six goals, while Katie Kelly had nine assists. Check out highlights of this impressive offensive performance now: Haddonfield 18 Sparta 11 – Group 2 State Championship The Bulldogs raced out to an 11-5 halftime lead on the way to the school’s first-ever girls lacrosse state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Group 2 title game: Moorestown 7 Summit 6 – Group 3 State Championship The Quakers scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the second half to take back the lead from the Hilltoppers and used stingy defense to hold on for its 23rd state championship. Kayla Frank led the attack with a hat trick and Robin Panzarella had two goals and two assists including the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game at Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit. Clearview vs. Ridgewood – Group 4 State Championship After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. Watch the highlights now: Highlights coming soon to JSZ!
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: email@example.com
Mabrey, Reid grab top honors at JSZ Basketball Banquet
Lights, Camera, Action! Before the big night begins we caught up with our Player of the Year finalists, the best dressed and get answers to burning questions from the best in the garden state. Check out post-banquet interviews with some of our All-State Stars and coaches, as well as, highlights from the first ever JSZ All-State Basketball Banquet: Dara Mabrey wins JSZ 2018 Miss Hoop Zone Manasquan’s Dara Mabrey led her team to a triple title: Shore Conference, state and Tournament of Champions winner. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo chronicles an amazing senior season: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Dara MabreyManasquan276294 Diamond MillerFranklin212838 Faith MasoniusManasquan27626 Tori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven18726 Leilani CorreaRutgers Prep41418 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day22313 Mikayla MarkhamSaint Rose1127 Lucy ThomasSaint Rose0146 Kylee WatsonMainland1014 Danielle RobinsonUniversity0011 A special thanks to the coaches and statewide media who vote for Miss Hoop Zone Coaches: Piscataway, Red Bank Regional, Mendham, Waldwick, Holmdel, Cherokee, Pascack Valley, Gloucester Catholic, Point Pleasant Beach, Southern Regional, Saint John Vianney, Barnegat, Ocean Township, Mater Dei Prep, RBC, Middletown South, Delaware Valley, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Bernards, Patrick School, Bishop Ahr, Passaic, Allentown, Hopewell Valley, Trenton Catholic, Franklin, Steinert, Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South Media: Sherlon Christie, Asbury Park Press, B. Gould, NJ.com, Jason Bernstein, NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Alex Lorenzo, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Gregg Lerner, Shore Sports Network Meet JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Finalists! Three outstanding players with bright futures ahead of them Naz Reid wins JSZ 2018 Mister Hoop Zone Roselle Catholic’s Naz Reid has claimed JSZ’s Player of the Year honor. The future LSU Tiger led the Lions to the Tournament of Champions title with spectacular play in March. Learn more about a future star in college basketball and beyond: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Naz ReidRoselle Catholic149565 Jahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic7141059 Jalen CareyMontclair Immaculate45931 Ron Harper, Jr.Bergen Catholic61323 Bryan AntoineRanney60321 Scottie LewisRanney24519 Tavon JonesLinden24115 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernards1218 Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic City1003 Dean Noll Shawnee0113 Thanks to the coaches and media who voted for our Mister Hoop Zone in 2018 Coaches: Union, Manasquan, Barnegat, Bergen Catholic, Delsea, Newark East Side, Watchung Hills, Roselle Catholic, Bishop Ahr, Matawan, Middletown North, Rumson-Fair Haven, Somerville, Don Bosco Prep, Bloomfield, Verona, Ranney, Hun School, West Milford, Central Regional, Montclair, Linden, River Dell, Notre Dame, Camden Catholic, Hopewell Valley, Saint Peter’s Prep, Media: Adam Zagoria, Sherlong Christie – Asbury Park Press, Jay Gomes, R. Greco, Coast to Coast, Dave’s Joint, Nj.Com, Rich Chrampanis JSZ, Alex Lorenzo JSZ, Jay Cook JSZ Meet the other finalists for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone – two players destined to do great things next year in college hoops! Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team! NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Alexis AdamsSouth BrunswickBridgett AndreeTrinity HallDara MabreyManasquan - 2018 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Brelynn BellamySt. John VianneyDiamond MillerFranklin - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Julia CunninghamWatchung HillsSajada BonnerSt. John VianneyTori HydukeRumson-Fair Haven - 2018 JSZ Miss HZ Finalist Alexandra GeorgeOld TappanMadison DoringSt. John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquan - 2018 Miss HZ Finalist Camille GrayFranklinSarah KarpellSt. John Vianney Mya GrimesEwingMikayla MarkhamSaint Rose Nicole JohnsonEast BrunswickLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Lindsey MackSecaucusLucy ThomasSaint Rose LaNiya MillerPiscatawayRose CaverlyRed Bank Catholic Lola MullaneyManasquanHayley MooreRed Bank Catholic Teresa OrtizUniversityKatie RiceRed Bank Catholic Danielle RobinsonUniversityLeilani CorreaRutgers Prep Kylee WatsonMainlandJahsyni KnightRutgers Prep Ryan WeiseAllentownMegan HornPingry Teresa WolakBridgewater-RaritanKaley RansomPingry Imani LewisLife Center Academy Jada Queen Trenton Catholic Kaela ReedTrenton Catholic Michelle SidorSaddle River Day Jaida PatrickSaddle River Day Sydney WatkinsSaddle River Day Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Ray Bethea, Jr.Atlantic CityPrecious AchiuwaSt. Benedict's PrepLester QuinonesSt. Benedict's Prep Mike DePersiaHaddonfieldSavior AkuwovoRanneyAhmadu SarnorRanney Dylan DeveneyShawneeBryan AntoineRanneyBrendan ThieleSt. Peter's Prep Aaron EstradaWoodburyAl-Amir DawesPatrick SchoolAndre ToureSt. Benedict's Prep Kyion FlandersWildwoodCartier BowmanNotre DameKahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic Danny FrauenheimPoint Pleasant BeachAaron ClarkePope JohnJustin WinstonMontclair-Immaculate Steve GeisWallMarc DadikaSt. Mary's-Rutherford Corey GreerCamdenMarcellus EarlingtonDon Bosco PrepNaz ReidRoselle Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Rob HigginsMiddletown NorthCaleb FieldsWildwood CatholicJahvon QuinerlyHudson Catholic - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Jahid JenkinsNewark East SideZach FreemantleBergen CatholicJalen CareyMontclair-Immaculate - 2018 JSZ Mr. HZ Finalist Darell JohnsonNottinghamAlanzo FrinkRoselle Catholic Tavon JonesLindenRon Harper, Jr. Bergen Catholic Cliff JosephNottinghamAlex ImegwuSeton Hall Prep Jared KimbroughNeptuneKenny JonesMater Dei Prep Chris MannPhillipsburgLouis KingHudson Catholic Dean NollShawneeScottie LewisRanney Ian O'ConnorRumson-Fair HavenValdir ManuelPatrick School BJ Saliba, Jr.HackensackAshton MillerSeton Hall Prep Atiba TaylorHackensackPaul MulcahyGill St. Bernards Myles ThompsonCamdenLuther MuhammadHudson Catholic 2018 JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year – thanks to everyone who voted!! 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Nottingham and Shawnee Earn Spots in TOC Final Four: Watch Highlights on JSZ
JSZ brings you the opening night of the Tournament of Champions. It’s the boys first round at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River. Nottingham – 64 Haddonfield – 52 Darell Johnson nearly recorded a triple-double with 15 Points, 12 rebounds, and 7 assists as Nottingam held off multiple runs by Haddonfield to get a 64-52 win. The Northstars now advance to play No. 1 Roselle Catholic in the Tournament of Champions Semi-Finals Thursday Night in Toms River at 7:30 PM. Notttingham guard Richie Jones led all scorers with 17 points in the win, and Haddonfield’s Dan Flemming scored 14 in the loss. Watch Highlights and post game from Nottingham vs Haddonfield below! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. They are the reason we can bring you the incredible run by Nottingham into the Tournament of Champions semifinals! Shawnee 68 Woodbury 47 The Renegades busted open a 25-23 halftime lead with a huge third quarter to earn a date with #2 Don Bosco Prep in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Dean Noll had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead Shawnee and Daevon Robinson added a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. JSZ has highlights of the big third quarter and post-game reaction from Shawnee:
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Nottingham 60 Chatham 53 – Group 3 Boys State Championship It has been a great year to be a member of the Nottingham basketball team. The most wins in program history, first county championship, first sectional title and now the North Stars cap off a picture perfect season in style as win their first ever Group 3 State Title. Nottingham came out explosive in the first half to take a 27-18 lead at the end of the second. In the third quarter Chatham began to make a comeback thanks to Mac Bredahl to come within a single point. However, Nottingham’s go to scorer this season Darell Johnson who had 20 points played lights out in the fourth quarter to help secure their first ever state title. Watch the highlights below: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage all year long! Shawnee 56 East Side 53 – Group 4 Boys State Championship Shawnee took a 27-5 lead int he first quarter, but int he 2nd East Side held the Renegades to just 6 points and tied the game up, 31-31, at the half. Shawnee’s Dean Noll made some key foul shots in the final seconds of the game, and Dylan Deveney and Daevon Robinson took control of the offense, leading Shawnee to a 56-53 win over East Side and the Group 4 State Title. Check out full highlights now: Woodbury 60 Cresskill 58 – Group 1 Boys State Championship Some times you only get one shot at winning a championship last year Woodbury’s season ended with a bitter defeat in the Group 1 State Title Final to Verona. This year the Thundering Herd not only got back to the big game, but they fought back from being down 10 at one point to tie it up late in the fourth. With time winding down in regulation it was Junior sensation Aaron Estrada who hit two clutch free throws with 4 seconds remaining and the game tied to bring Woodbury it’s first ever state championship. Estrada’s 23 points and tireless effort were the deciding factor in an incredible finish. Watch the highlights: Haddonfield 62 Newark Central 45 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Haddonfield had a short lead at the end of the first quarter, but by halftime the Dawgs had full control of this State Championship. They would win 62-45 with Mike DePersia scoring 22 points, 11/12 on the line. Check out full highlights and post-game chat with DePersia now:
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Roselle Catholic – 57 Gill St. Bernard’s – 40 | Non-Public B North Final Roselle Catholic has not so quietly become New Jersey’s premier boys basketball program in recent years. On thursday night at Rutgers, the lions added yet another sectional title to an impressive trophy case with a 57-40 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Junior Kahlil Whitney scored a game high 19 points in the win, including the 1,000th of his career while Paul Mulcahy scored 15 in the loss for the Knights. Up next for Roselle Catholic will be a mega-showdown with The Ranney School for The Non-Public B State Championship. Don Bosco Prep 60 St. Peter’s Prep 59 (2OT) – Non-Public “A” Boys North Sectional Final A double OT thriller! Don Bosco leads almost all of regulation, but in the fourth quarter St. Peter’s Prep pulls out the big guns. Mark Walker with an outstanding offensive push and Shayne Simon nailing clutch foul shots almost wins the game for the Marauders. But Matt Herasme is the day’s hero. He hits a clutch three and nails two foul shots with .6 seconds left on the clock to take home the “W” for Don Bosco. Full highlights now available. Nottingham 77 Delsea 70 – Boys Group 3 Semifinals Nottingham sure does know how to raise the blood pressure of their fans. In Thursday night’s Group 3 State Tournament Semifinal against the southern champions Delsea, the Northstars took a commanding 25 point lead at half time. However, that lead would be demolished in the fourth quarter as the Crusaders would claw their way back to be down by two with under a minute remaining. In the closing seconds Nottingham saw the heroics of seniors Darell Johnson and Cliff Joseph that would knock down free throws to help the Northstars escape an epic come back. Nottingham advances to the Group 3 Final to face Chatham or Demarest on 3/11 at Rutgers University. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage on JSZ! Haddonfield 43 Rumson-Fair Haven 39 – Group 2 Boys Semifinals Dan Fleming had 10 points and 6 rebounds including the go-ahead three-pointer with just over a minute to go to lead Haddonfield to the RAC and the Group 2 state finals. Ian O’Connor led RFH with 19 points and gave RFH a 39-37 lead with 1:46 to go. Fleming’s answered with a triple with 1:06 remaining. After a stop by Haddonfield, RFH fouled multiple times in the final seconds to get Mike DePersia to the line with five seconds remaining. DePersia missed the front end of a one-and-one, but grabbed the rebound and sank two free throws to put the game away. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a fantastic game at RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Saint Rose 73 Red Bank Catholic 59 – Non-Public “A” South Girls Final Lucy Thomas had 22 points to lead four Purple Roses in double digits as Saint Rose reaches the Non-Public “A” state championship by knocking off the defending champs. Saint Rose opened the game with a 10-0 run and had a 37-20 halftime lead sparked by four Lauren Lithgow three-pointers. RBC had a fantastic third quarter as Rose Caverly led a comeback charge. Caverly scored 24 points as the lead whittled down from 17 to 5, but Saint Rose would never give up the lead. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Long Branch High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s state basketball playoff coverage is made possible thanks to the support of RYPT. Reach Your Potential Training is where the Shore Conference’s top athletes train to get ready for their season. New York Mets 3rd baseman Todd Frazier and Eagles Super Bowl champ Vinny Curry are just two of the many who had incredible success thanks to the foundation set by coach Bobby Smith and the RYPT staff! A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for making our RBC Caseys coverage possible all year long Camden Catholic 44 St. Joseph (Metuchen) 39 Non-Public A South Final It’s been almost ten years since No. 18 in the NJ Top 20 Camden Catholic won the Non-Public South A Title. The Irish came out blazing against third seed St. Joe’s (Metuchen) to take a 10-5 at the end of the first. Camden Catholic would control most of the match until the fourth when St. Joe’s creeped within two with under three minutes to play. However, Dom Dunn would help the Irish take the 44-39 victory thanks to some clutch free throw shooting in the final seconds of the fourth. Camden Catholic will take on Non- Public North A Champs Don Bosco at the Pine Belt arena in Toms River on Saturday 3/10. Check out the highlights:
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A special night in Rumson! Rumson-Fair Haven’s senior night was a dream come true for Bulldogs manager Jack Velcamp. The 4-foot-2 senior, who represented the United States at the World Dwarf games in basketball, got to achieve his dream of suiting up for the Budllogs. Velcamp got the start and made this layup to bring the house down. JSZ’s Jay Cook will tell the inspiring story in detail on Friday in JSZ. For now, watch the big basket and see the incredible emotion! Ocean Twp. 61 Red Bank Catholic 53 At the start of the fourth quarter we saw Ocean Township take a 36-32 lead over the Casey’s. However, Red Bank Catholic quickly rallied back to regain the lead in the opening minutes. As RBC led for most of the fourth, The Spartan’s Andrew Seager managed to tie the game at 47 in the closing seconds to send it to over time. Red Bank Catholic was no match for OT’s scoring in extra time as the Casey’s were outscored 14-6. Seager with 26 points in the upset victory helps propel Ocean Township to 11-8 on the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Banks for sponsoring our Red Bank Catholic coverage on JSZ! Summit 65 Gov. Livingston 48 Summit took the lead early in the first period of this game and ran with it; however, the Highlanders did challenge that lead in the third period thanks to the offensive push by Tyler McCulloch who would get GL within three of Summit. Unfortunately, for GL though they would not gain the lead and the final score would land in Summit’s favor 65-48. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs. Thanks to Equinox JSZ will bring you the best of Hilltoppers highlights all season long! Trinity Hall 77 Keyport 50 16-0 Trinity Hall put their undefeated record to the test on Thursday evening as they took on a 9-6 Keyport, a team that has had its fair share of success in the Shore Conference this year. The Monarchs led Keyport 33-19 at the end of the first half, but when Keyport finally found momentum one of their go-to players had to leave due to injury. This caused the Monarchs to go on a scoring frenzy in the third including Nicole Ventura who along with her teammates Bridget Andrew and Caitlin Wingertzahn finished with a double double to put this one out of reach early in the fourth. Watch the highlights now: Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Keyport coverage! We’d also like to thank Trinity Hall for their sponsorship of Monarch’s sports on JSZ! Delsea 82 Highland 60 – Boys Javon Gordon did it all for Delsea on the road: 29 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists in a convincing win. Mike Frankel brings us the highlights: Haddon Heights 66 Haddonfield 63 – Boys Jared Latane had a huge game with 30 points to lead Haddon Heights to a big rivalry win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel gives us the highlights from South Jersey:
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Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from boys and girls basketball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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The state sectional finals wrapped up with Sunday action at Rowan University. SNJ’s Mike Frankel brings us highlights Haddonfield 21 West Deptford 17 – South Jersey Group 2 Finals Jay Foley’s 51 yard TD pass to Drew Gavranich with 2:36 left in the fourth quarter sparked a 10 point comeback and a South Jersey Group 2 state title for Haddonfield. Mike Frankel has the highlights from a thrilling game at Rowan: St. Joseph-Hammonton 30 Mater Dei Prep 14 – Non-Public Group 2 Final Qwahsin Townsel and Jada Byers combined for over 400 yards of offense as Saint Joe’s avenges last year’s semifinal loss to the Seraphs. Mike Frankel has the highlights of Non-Public Group 2 Final: Shawnee 41 Hammonton 6 South Jersey Group 4 Final Jersey Sports Zone closes out its high school football coverage this Thursday by honoring the top players in the state at our JSZ Football Banquet in Woodbridge