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Tri-Cape Wins its First Phillies Carpenter Cup Title
Tri-Cape knocks off Mercer County in an all-New Jersey Carpenter Cup final in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week! Tri-Cape 5 Mercer County 3 The best of New Jersey baseball was on full display in the finals of the 2021 Phillies Carpenter Cup. Tri-Cape (players from the Tri-County Conference and Cape-Atlantic League) made it a day to remember, defeating Mercer County to win its first Carpenter Cup championship in tournament history. Highland’s Adam Aquilino capped off a four-run, two-out rally in the third inning with a two-RBI single. Hammonton’s Jared Beebe, Holy Spirit’s Trevor Cohen, and Ocean City’s Gannon Brady each knocked in a run in the win. Hun’s Ben Petrone hit a solo home run in the loss for Mercer County. Woodstown’s Chase Swain was named the tournament’s most valuable player. JSZ’s James Mooney and Nery Rodriguez provide team coverage from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia: The JSZ high school baseball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
Final Week of 2021 Spring Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the sixth week of the spring season. Our Week 6 baseball and softball polls, our final of the season, are now open. Get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com.
Clayton Cleans Up at TCC Championships
Kingsway hosted the Tri-County Conference Track Championships on Friday, but Clayton made itself right at home. The Clippers collected eight first-place medals, as they were led by Ter’Meir Hill and the Sharpe sisters. Our highlights also include a trio of Deptford winners, a pair of Delsea winners, a pair of Highland winners and a champion […] 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.
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.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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.
Watch Wednesday 2.17 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The basketball season continues to heat up! We have highlights from games all over the state! Delsea 73 Highland 71 (OT) | Boys The Crusaders trailed by 17 points with five minutes left in the fourth, but stormed all the way back to beat the Tartans in overtime. Sadique Powell poured in a game-high 28 […] 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.
Goodwine Wins South Jersey Game Ball
The votes came pouring in for Highland guard Hope Goodwine this week! Goodwine scored 21 points to lead the Tartans to victory over rival Triton. Her fans rewarded her with over 19,000 (!) votes as Goodwine earned the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week Two Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are sponsored by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to email@example.com by Saturday evening.
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: 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
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
JSZ honors a season unlike any other with our fourth annual JSZ All-Zone team. We’ve got the top players from New Jersey at every position and the announcement of our 4th Zoneman Trophy Winner The 2020 football season provided incredible memories in the midst of adversity. Despite teams losing games due to the pandemic, JSZ cameras were able to find the best of the best from New Jersey high school football. All this week, we will present the 2020 JSZ All-Zone football team. Audric Estime wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman The St. Joe-Montvale running back will always remember the day he won the Zoneman Trophy. That’s because he happened to make national headlines when he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Notre Dame signing with the Irish shortly after accepting the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. Estime was a force topping 1800 yards and 22 ground scores in just eight games of action Watch JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy presentation and an extended interview with Audric during his signing day ceremony: Estime received 33 votes from JSZ’s 72 person voting panel of head coaches and statewide media: Thank you to the head coaches and statewide media who cast their vote for the 2020 Zoneman Coaches: Joe Wojechowski, Lenape, Sean Clancy, Notre Dame, Rich Hilliard, St. Joe-Metuchen, Joe LaSala, Woodbridge, Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial, Montrey Wright, Salem, Kenny Scott, Winslow, Kevin Smith, Ocean City, Pat Gallagher, Williamstown, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chris Sacco, Absegami, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine, John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Prep, Darnell Grant, West Orange, Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep, David Schuman, Red Bank Regional, Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic, Jeff Rainess, Holmdel, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep, Tony Grandinetti, Wall, Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty, Dom Marangi, St. Joe-Montvale, Mike Lange, Red Bank Catholic, Don Klein, Ocean Township, Bryant Garvin, Newark East Side, Jason Acerra, Bayonne, Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville, Brian Bowers, Delbarton, Todd Smith, Hun, Chris Beagen, Sayreville, Dave Ellis, Freehold Boro, Al Chiola, Linden, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, John Viotto, South Brunswick, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Davis, Barnegat, Brian Russo, Rahway, Lou Grasso, Union, Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley, Scott Bray, Bridgewater-Raritan, Kevin Kostibos, Summit, Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township Media: Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Kenneth Bradley, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Andrew Koob, NJ.com, Sean Miller, NJ.com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick, NJ.com, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Pat Lanni, NJ.com, Ryan Patti, Rivals.com, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Todderick Hunt, NJ.com, Mike Kinney, NJ.com, Joe Zedalis, NJ.com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Chris Gallagher, News 12 NJ, Sunil Sunder Raj, Gannett, Kyle Franco, NJ.com, John Jones, Max Preps, GMC Gridron 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense (Click player’s name to watch their JSZ All-Zone profile!) QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Steve Angeli, Bergen CatholicRyan Butler, Bergen Catholic Naran Buntin, Mater Dei PrepAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep Tahj Bullock, St. Peter's Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicJahdir Loftland, Donovan Catholic Nick Dunneman, Seton Hall Prep Jack Larsen, Seton Hall PrepDominick Brogna, Bergen CatholicCookie Desiderio, Somerville Cole Freeman, DelbartonRickey "Pop" Spruill, Notre Dame Jayon Farrar, Donovan Catholic Nuccio Lisitano, DePaul CatholicCamron McNair, Donovan Catholic Audric Estime, St. Joe-Montvale Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep Nasir Hill, St. Augustine Prep Justin McNulty, Holy SpiritCasey Larkin, Wall Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic Aidan Monteiro, St. Peter's Prep Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Jaylan Sanchez, St. Peter's PrepGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepPJ Casale, Delbarton Jayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicPatrick Ryan, Delbarton Keshon Griffin, St. Joseph Academy Timmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco Prep Jordan Campbell, St. Peter's PrepSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-Montvale Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic Frankie Monte, St. Joe-MontvaleJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Qy'aeir Price, DePaul CatholicAi'Johnnie Rembert, Holy SpiritJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Ethan Rodriguez, St. Peter's PrepAhmad Ross, St. Joseph AcademyJake Jarmolowich, Delbarton George Rooks, St. Peter's PrepA'Khoury Lyde, DePaul Catholic DJ Samuels, Bergen Catholic 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Joe Crifasi, BectonJaiden Abrams, HammontonJoJo Bermudez, Cedar CreekSean Clapp, RamapoMatthew Fries, Cranford Charles DePrima, RamapoAl-Jay Henderson, IrvingtonJaimen Bryant, SomervilleJordan Harris, Woodbridge Chad Martini, Watchung HillsAli Lee, Jr., WoodbridgeAlijah Clark, CamdenJustin Evans-Jenkins, Irvington Sha'Kim Shuler, Freehold BoroNasir Robinson, Penns GroveXavier Coleman, LenapeWinston Jordan, Highland Regional Demie Sumo, WillingboroTyler Davis, LenapeJoe Metzger, Delsea Will Towns, Jackson MemorialDesmond Igbinosun, UnionJoe Mancino, Holmdel Bhayshul Tuten, PaulsboroAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Grant Puharic, Wall John Volker, Rumson-Fair HavenJake Schneider, Ocean CityBilly Searle, Nutley Josh Toner, Cherokee 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist Zaire Angoy, IrvingtonLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJayden Brown, Winslow Twp.Jai Patel, South BrunswickAl Shadee-Salaam, East Orange Jihaad Campbell, Timber CreekKharyi Banton, Newark West SideJalen Cheek, Winslow Twp. Donovan Ezeiruaku, WilliamstownLocksley Burke, East OrangeDarian "Duce" Chestnut, Camden Von Factor, Rumson-Fair HavenLuke Cole, LenapeBrody Colbert, Williamstown Luke Doerr-Fredrickson, West MorrisMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonLee Coleman, Salem Mike Jarvis, ShawneeJake Inserra, Ocean CityShaquan Loyal, Newark West Side AJ Pena, SomervilleEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Dorian Rawls, West Orange Jordan Thompson, Parsippany HillsCharlie Sasso, WallRyan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven John Testa, Wayne ValleyKeon Sabb, Williamstown Corey Walker, Newark West Side Meet the 2020 Zoneman Finalists Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep QB Before ever taking a snap at St. Peter’s Prep, fans and coaches on the St. Peter’s Prep stands and sidelines buzzed about a kid nicknamed “Ducee” who would take New Jersey by storm. Now Tahj Bullock’s illustrious high school career is over – and he’ll be discussed as one of the most impactful player to ever play for the Marauders. Bullock, a Virginia Tech commit, flashed in the six games St. Peter’s Prep played in this season. He completed 51 percent of his passes for 818 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 12:0. Ducee also accounted for 306 yards and six more touchdowns on the ground, bringing his career touchdown total to an impeccable 52 scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Bullock Cookie Desiderio, Somerville RB Players like Cookie Desiderio don’t come around very often – and the numbers he produced in 2020 were just as unique. The Somerville bruiser exceeded every and all exception in this wild season with 1,569 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on only 152 carries. That comes out to 10.3 yards every single time Desiderio took a handoff. You know what makes those numbers so impressive? It’s the fact that Desiderio did it in only seven games and that he surpassed every single benchmark he previously set in his junior season. Desiderio becomes the second player in Somerville history to be nominated for the award (Jalahn Dabney, 2018.) The recognition is well-deserved. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the feature: Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB Audric Estime put in an offseason for the ages to deliver one of the most dominant single season efforts anyone has ever seen in North Jersey. While playing in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the entire country, the St. Joe’s (Mont.) product ran roughshod over the competition for 190 carries, 1,857 yards and 22 touchdowns. All of those were career highs in only eight games played. The Michigan State commit was also the only player in the state to account for 2,000 scrimmage yards and finished 2020 with a total 2,042 yards and 24 touchdowns. The Big 10 better be ready for what’s coming. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Casey Larkin, Wall ATH Both the soul and heartbeat of Wall’s undefeated 2020 team is, without question, Casey Larkin. A starter on both sides of the ball for the Crimson Knights, Larkin shined in every game he played. At running back, he rushed for 870 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 97 carries. At defensive back, Larkin anchored the Crimson Knights defense with 32 tackles, five pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Wall won the unofficial Shore Conference championship this season and finished the year 7-0. Larkin delivered two standout performances in the semifinal and finals. Some in New Jersey consider Wall to be the state’s top-ranked team – if they indeed are, then Larkin had a major say in that decision. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story: Patrick “Cheeks” Smith, Holy Spirit RB If you ask any high school football fanatic in South Jersey who the area’s top player was this season, the answer would be short and quick: Cheeks. Patrick Smith, the Holy Spirit standout, was an absolute force to be reckoned with every time the rock was in his hands. Smith concluded an unforgettable 2020 campaign with 1,719 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on a workhorse-like 221 carries this season. Holy Spirit ended the season at 8-0 after becoming the unofficial South Jersey champions with a 21-7 win over Lenape in the WJFL Bracket A Final. Smith’s incredible top-end speed and vision helped drive the Spartans to the upper echelon on New Jersey high school football in a crazy season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature: JSZ Plays of the Year The JSZ Football Plays of the Year will wrap up on December 21st with the six winners of each category vying for the top overall play of the year. We’ll interview the winner on December 23rd! Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Watch Thanksgiving JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has a three-course Turkey Day highlight meal for you! Then we’ll have some leftovers coming your way tomorrow and Saturday! Hamilton West 22 Steinert 6 Coming off three weeks of frustration and uncertainty whether they would play another game or not, Hamilton West (3-1) defeated Steinert (3-4) 22-6 in the 62nd annual […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Highland’s Johnny Martin III Commits to Temple
Johnny Martin rushed for 11 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards in just six games for Highland last fall. The Tartans rising senior announced his college decision on Thursday night, committing to Temple University. Hey philly🦉🍒 pic.twitter.com/DJXKfa3nVK— Johnny Martin III (@johnnymartin0) May 21, 2020 Watch Martin’s junior season highlight reel here: Coverage of Highland is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Mike Goodall Explodes for 40 Points in Toms River East’s Playoff Win
Toms River East 85 Highland 56 | South Jersey Group 3 Playoffs The 10th-seeded Raiders opened the playoffs with a bang, dominating seventh-seeded Highland on the road. Mike Goodall poured in the points all night long, finished with a game-high 40. Ryan Goodall added 17 points for East, which will travel right back to Gloucester Township on Wednesday night to face second-seeded Timber Creek. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Blackwood: Coverage of Highland is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Highland’s Bobby Mullan Wins NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Game Ball
Bobby Mullan shined in Highland’s 67-45 victory over Triton on February 18th. The senior knocked down six three-pointers on his way to a game-high 27 points in the victory. Mullan edged out Pleasantville’s Issa Baker-Toombs to take home the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening.
Vote for NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 8 Game Balls
It’s almost playoff time, but first there are a few more game balls to award! South Jersey’s top players continue to put up some amazing numbers this season, and now it’s time to decide which of those players deserve our Week 8 NJM Insurance JSZ Game Balls. Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in early and often. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are proudly sponsored by NJM Insurance.
Watch Wednesday 2.12 JSZ Playoff Wrestling Highlights
The state team wrestling playoffs continue to intensify with sectional semifinal action. JSZ has highlights from several marquee matches! Delbarton 45 Bergen Catholic 12 | Non-Public A North Bergen Catholic’s 96-match win streak over NJSIAA competition came to a screeching halt Wednesday night as the Green Wave pounded the Crusaders from start to finish. Luke Chakonis (220 lbs.) and PJ Casale (285 lbs.) each scored key pins before the turn of the lineup, while Joe Davi (120 lbs.) and Nico Nardone (126 lbs.) notched eye-opening upsets over multi-year state finalists. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and more from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the 2019-2020 season is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Moorestown 30 Highland 27 | South Jersey Group 4 After an upset win over #3 Central in the opening round, the sixth-seeded Quakers kept it rolling with a victory over #2 Highland. Rob Damerjian returned from injury to make his season debut, earning a major decision for Moorestown. John Dalmass and Adam Robinson both picked up pins for the Quakers. Jurius Clark won by fall for the Tartans in the loss. Moorestown advances to face top-seeded Kingsway for the South Jersey Group 4 title on Friday night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Blackwood: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Coverage of Highland is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 32 Point Pleasant Boro 31 | Central Jersey Group 2 Michael Ponenti scored a 6-1 decision at 170 pounds in the final match to give Rumson-Fair Haven a one-point win against the #2 seed and a spot in the Central Jersey Group 2 finals against top seed South Plainfield. RFH scored two pins by Shay Addison and Jack Kelly to race out to a 12-0 lead. Point Boro would rally from 15-0 down to take a 22-21 lead on a pin by Jack Thompson. The Brignola twins would ultimately set the stage for Rumson’s win. Max got a pin at 145 pounds and Tyler scored a critical 2-1 OT win at 152 to make it 29-25 RFH. Ty Bailey’s pin gave Point Boro a 31-29 advantage heading into the final match at 170 where Ponenti scored early and controlled the entire six minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from an All-Shore Conference battle: Jersey Sports Zone was at this great match because of ACI Medical & Dental School. ACI supports JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Phillipsburg 43 Middletown North 20 | North Jersey 2 Group 4 Middletown North got off the bus ready to scrap as they won the first four bouts, three coming by bonus point victories and they jumped out to an early 17-0 lead. The Stateliners slowly chipped away as they won nine of the last ten and eight were in a row. Joe Innamorato got the momentum started as he won by major decision at 132 lbs. The Stateliners also got bonus point wins as Matt Donofrio won by major decision, Nate Zastowny won by tech fall, Jacob Wicks won by pin and Cody Cruts won by pin. Fred Luchs won by pin while Tyler Klinksy and Colin Oden won by major decision in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Coverage of tonights match is brought to you by a pair of sponsors ACI Medical and Dental School (Middletown North) and The Garnet Booster Club (Phillipsburg). We thank our sponsors as our work would not be possible without their help and support!
Watch Friday 12.27 JSZ High School Basketball Highlights
The holiday hoops bonanza continues. Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state with hoops highlights from tournaments and showcases. We’ll continue to post games throughout the night! Wildwood Catholic 45 Boys’ Latin (MD) 29 | Boardwalk Basketball Classic The Crusaders stormed back from an early deficit to beat the Lakers going away at the Wildwoods Convention Center. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt turned in another monster performance, scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Temple commit Jahlil White also had a big game, finishing with 18 points. It was the 300th career win for Wildwood Catholic head coach Dave DeWeese, as the undefeated Crusaders advance to a bracket championship game tomorrow night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Wildwood: Red Bank Regional 65 Monmouth Regional 32 | Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Nick Ferrogine had 19 points highlighted by a dominant third quarter to help the Bucs win their first game of the year. Drew Valentino added 16 for RBR who will face top-seed St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver St. Joe’s (Mont.) 74 Passaic Tech 42 | St. Joseph Classic It’s nice being home for the holidays! St. Joe’s got the most out of their home court advantage Friday night after racing out to a 24 point halftime lead before getting into cruise control for the win. Dyree Rogers led all scorers with 16 points while Ansley Almonor and Nazir Williams chipped in with big buckets, too. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: JSZ’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Ridgewood 73 Dwight-Englewood 48 | St. Joseph Classic Sixteen different players saw time on the court in Ridgewood’s handily won bout against Dwight-Englewood in holiday tournament action in North Jersey. Baseball standout Matt Favieri had a game-high 18 points while Devin Johnson, Tristan Wennersten and Wes Penne all hit double digits. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Timber Creek 66 Highland 62 | Red-Blue Holiday Mixer The Chargers stay undefeated to start the 2019-20 season with a back and forth victory over the Tartans. Demetrius Paynter dominated in the second-half, scoring 19 of his team-high 22 points, to help power Timber Creek past Highland. Deywilk Tavarez-Rodriguez scored a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 50 Notre Dame 47 | Patt McCann Christmas Classic St. John Vianney bested Notre Dame 50-47 to start the season (3-0). Both teams traded blows to keep it a tight game throughout the night. The Lancers, getting hot from beyond the arc, were able to build a five point lead late in the fourth quarter and force the Irish to the free throw line. Vianney would take advantage of missed opportunities to secure the victory. Nate Williams finished with 14 points while Brian Stuart had 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage.
Ten great plays up for JSZ Week 4 Top Play Belt!
Big time grabs and yards after the catch dominate the nominations for JSZ”s Week 4 Top Plays. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt WinnerCongratulations to Shawnee’s Nate Summerville for winning the Week 3 Top Play Belt
Watch Friday 10.5 JSZ Football Highlights
The weather finally cooled off, but the action heats up on the gridiron as the calendar turns to October. JSZ has a full slate of Week 4 games for you! Phillipsburg 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 13 Phillipsburg captured its 700th career win with a close 20-13 victory over Mid-State 38 foe Bridgewater-Raritan. The Stateliners fell behind 13-0 in the second quarter and put up 20 unanswered points to remain undefeated on the year at 5-0. Quarterback Ben Ries finished with a passing and rushing touchdown while Running back Matt Quetel rushed for 116 yards and a score. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage. Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. St. Peter’s Prep 41 DePaul 22 Is there a hotter team in New Jersey than St. Peter’s Prep? The undefeated Marauders kept their perfect record intact so far this season thanks to a career day from wideout Byron Shipman, who exploded with three touchdown receptions on the night. The SPP defense was in the backfield all night, accounting for seven sacks in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Highland 21 Timber Creek 17 The Tartans knocked off the Chargers in this district rivalry game for the second year in a row. Johnny Martin led the way on the ground with 169 yards rushing and a touchdown. Kasim Randall-Dale and Javon Holley also scored for Highland. Hamin Anderson sealed the win with an interception just outside the end zone with under one minute left. Donovan Leary threw two touchdown passes to Dior Boyd for Timber Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Blackwood: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Hamm.) 43 Haddonfield 8 The Wildcats (4-1) made an impressive statement, snapping Haddonfield’s (4-1) state-best 21-game winning streak in dominant fashion. St. Joseph standout running back Jada Byers finished the night with three total touchdowns, including a 91-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Wideout Tyrell Russell hauled in 5 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats defense held the Bulldogs offense in check with six sacks and ten tackles for loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Long Branch 26 Middletown South 14 Jermaine Corbett had a 30-yard pick-six to go along with a TD run and the Long Branch defense produced eight turnovers to break a three-game losing streak. The Green Wave took a 20-7 halftime lead before Tyler Cuccia’s TD run go the Eagles within six at the end of three quarters, but the Green Wave added a Kyle Davidson two-yard TD run and put the game away with three fourth quarter turnovers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch High School! Red Bank Catholic 21 Toms River North 6 After an uncharacteristic start to the season, it seems as if Red Bank Catholic has righted their ship. The Caseys played stingy defense and were rock solid in the red zone as they cruised past undefeated Toms River North. Quarterback Ryan Edgerly had a hand in all three RBC touchdowns. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is provided by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness. Donovan Catholic 35 Red Bank Regional 0 Ryan Clark had two touchdown runs and the Donovan Catholic defense pitched its fourth shutout of the season to get the Griffins to 5-0. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights from Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional. Our sponsors are the reason we can bring you great high school sports coverage all year round! Jackson Memorial 22 Saint John Vianney 14 The Jaguars rally for two fourth-quarter scores on long runs by Lonnie Cebulski and Will Towns to score an upset win over the Lancers. Watch the highlights now! Thanks to the Lour Chiropractice Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Jackson Memorial Jaguars!
Watch Saturday 8.31 Rumble on the Raritan Highlights
Five teams from the Garden State plus one from Philadelphia made the trip to SHI Stadium at Rutgers University to take part in the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ has highlights and reaction from all of the match-ups in Piscataway! St. Joseph (Hamm.) 34 Highland 20 Wildcats senior Jada Byers was electric in his 2019 debut. Byers finished with over 200 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. Jayden Shertel connected with Keshon Griffin for a touchdown, while Cohl Mercado also scored for St. Joe. Johnny Martin finished with 240 yards rushing and a pair of late touchdowns for the Tartans in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from SHI Stadium at Rutgers: Coverage of Highland is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Peter’s Prep 48 Millville 0 The Tahj Bullock era is underway at St. Peter’s Prep. The junior signal-caller got the first start of his anticipated career and did not disappoint, throwing for three touchdowns and running in for one more. Ohio State commit Cody Simon was a menace on defense, collected two interceptions, one going for a pick-six. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Seton Hall Prep 42 Archbishop Carroll (PA) 20 Matt Colantuono had 245 yards and three TD’s including a 97-yard gallop to put the game away as the Pirates win their first opening week game since 2015. Zander Zebrowski threw two TD passes including a 15-yard toss to Giye Jenkins with :08 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Pirates a 21-6 halftime lead. PJ Penders had a 79-yard kickoff return for a TD and Myles Thomason added a 33-yard TD run. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers:
High Hopes for Highland; Tartans Seeking Sectional Title
After rushing for over 2,000 yards as a sophomore, Division I recruit Johnny Martin will try to help Highland make history this year. The Tartans have never won a South Jersey title, but Highland returns enough talent to be right in the mix in Group 4. With a handful of DI offers himself, senior linebacker Brad Small will lead the Tartans on defense. Senior Josh Ortiz will anchor the lines, and Kasim Randall-Dale is a player to watch as well. JSZ’s Mike Frankel catches up with the Tartans in Blackwood: Highland Tartans 2019 Schedule Saturday, August 31st – vs. St. Joseph (Hamm.) at Rutgers Friday, September 13th – vs. Clearview Friday, September 20th – at Oakcrest Friday, September 27th – at Winslow Twp. Friday, October 4th – vs. Timber Creek Friday, October 11th – vs. Moorestown Friday, October 25th – vs. Burlington Twp. Friday, November 1st – at Paul VI Thursday, November 28th – at Triton Coverage of Highland is proudly brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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 Thursday 5.2 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We’ve got a pair of games on the baseball diamond in New Jersey high school baseball on Thursday. Mike Frankel takes us down south for Triton and Highland and Rich Chrampanis has round two of CBA and Manalapan in the Shore Conference Triton 11 Highland 7 The Mustangs exploded for nine runs in the top of the first inning to build a commanding lead. Matt Woods, John Scarborough, Aiden Sommers, Mike Shannon, and Jake Durham all drove in runs in the opening frame. La Salle commit Dylan Maria hit two home runs and finished with five RBIs for the Tartans in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this key Tri-County Conference rivalry game: CBA 3 Manalapan 1 After a two day 15 inning marathon won by the Braves, CBA turned around and handed Manalapan its first loss of the season thanks to a 2-hit masterpiece courtesy of Joe Escandon. Manalapan used a hit and an error to set up a sacrifice fly to strike in the top of the first, but Escandon put up six straight scoreless frames walking just two batters and striking out six. CBA scored on a pair of fielder’s choices in the first and second along with an RBI double from Mason Wolf in the second. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Lincroft:
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season. We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North (email@example.com) South (firstname.lastname@example.org) Central (email@example.com) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Woodstown’s Prendergast gets 100th win to highlight Region 8 Quarterfinals
The road to Atlantic City culminates this weekend with the 8 regions across the state. The top four from this weekend’s competition punches their ticket to Boardwalk Hall and the opportunity to wrestle for an individual state championship. The Region 8 quarterfinals were highlighted by the 100th career win by Woodstown’s Jack Prendergast at 145 pounds. Mike Frankel brings us the action from Friday night in Egg Harbor Township. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring wrestling fans coverage from the state championship finals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. JSZ will bring highlights and post-match reaction from every state final from both the girls and the boys. We’re ready to bring the excitement of A.C. to wrestling fans around the state!
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Top Hoops Performances up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote Now!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening
Watch JSZ’s 2018 Thanksgiving Football Highlights!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Sports Zone team. We’ve got six Thursday football rivalries including the 112th edition of Phillipsburg and Easton, the 96th round between Long Branch and Red Bank Regional, the Battle of Middletown, Perth Amboy/Carteret and two South Jersey traditions! Watch our teaser that shows our statewide coverage and then scroll below for full highlights from each of our games: Easton 31 Phillipsburg 26 | 112th Annual Thanksgiving Game The tradition continued with this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day game between the Red Rovers and Stateliners. With dangerously cold temperatures amidst, Easton found a way to pull off another victory. This would be the 4th straight turkey day win for the Red Rovers who now hold a 65-42-5 record within the rivalry. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you. Check them out now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club! Long Branch 33 Red Bank Regional 14 | Green Wave win 96th round of Thanksgiving rivalry Marc Dennis threw three third-quarter touchdown passes, two to Matthew Clarke, as the Green Wave rallied from a 14-12 halftime deficit to avenge a loss to rival RBR last Thanksgiving eve. The Green Wave are 11-1 and look to win the South Jersey Group 4 Bowl game next week against Shawnee to set a school record with 12 wins. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the battle for the Ty Lewis Trophy: JSZ brings you this great rivarly game thanks to two great sponsors supporting their hometown team. Thank you Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional)! Middletown South 10 Middletown North 7 | Eagles Win 30th Turkey Day Game In a hard-fought game with bitterly cold weather, Middletown South emerged from it’s 43rd Thanksgiving Day meeting with Middletown North as champions for the 30th time. Vinny Condito scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown in a game where points were as hard to come by as a second round of desserts. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown North: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Monmouth Building Center, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights from one of the best Thanksgiving Day rivalries in the state. Perth Amboy 14 Carteret 13 | Fourth Quarter Thanksgiving Comeback! After being shut out for three quarters, Perth Amboy rallied back with two touchdowns in the fourth to take a 14-13 lead. Running back Kenneth Carrillo scored both for the Panthers with quarterback Tahjmere Oneal getting the go-ahead an eventual game winning two point conversion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Campozino for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! Vineland 26 Millville 6 | 147th Meeting Nahzir Broome had 12 carries for 131 yards including a 48 yard run on the game’s second play to lead Vineland to a third straight win on Thanksgiving against Millville in one of the nation’s oldest Turkey Day traditions. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Highland 20 Triton 12 | Backyard Brawl Sophomore Johnny Martin had 29 carries for 268 yards and 2 TD’s and Kasim Randall-Dale’s 30 yard TD run was the game-winner as the Tartans win the Backyard Brawl. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
Vote now for JSZ Week Three Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 3 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 3 Highlights
40 nominees vie for JSZ Week Two Game Balls
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Two in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 2 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 2 Highlights
Road to Atlantic City begins: Watch District 31 Wrestling Highlights!
The three week journey to Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City for the state individual wrestling championships is underway with District finals across the state. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel breaks down the great competition at the District 31 finals in Atlantic City: District 31 Finals at Abesgami High School – Top 3 finishers qualify for Regions 106 pounds 1st Place – Asa Walton of Delsea 2nd Place – Matt Hoelke of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Dasyn Weber of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Antonio Keifner of Pitman 113 pounds 1st Place – Nicholas Digiacomo of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Chris Recinto of Delsea 3rd Place – Adam Aquilino of Highland Reg. 4th Place – William (Billy) Rodgers of Mainland Reg. 120 pounds 1st Place – Kameron Jenkins of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Michael Smith of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Brody Colbert of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Corbin Saul of Absegami 126 pounds 1st Place – Jeremiah Clark of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Justin Dougherty of Delsea 3rd Place – Justin Jaeger of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Travis Brown of Pinelands Reg. 132 pounds 1st Place – Justin Cariss of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – John Patterson of Delsea 3rd Place – Nick Martin of Absegami 4th Place – Doyne Friebel of Pennsville Mem. 138 pounds 1st Place – Tim Spatola of Delsea 2nd Place – Mark Hurst of Highland Reg. 3rd Place – Jesse Bishop of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Trent Johnson of Pennsville Mem. 145 pounds 1st Place – Nick Bennett of Delsea 2nd Place – Nic Carrero of Absegami 3rd Place – Michael Slusher of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – John Schoch of Overbrook 152 pounds 1st Place – Antonio Yeoman of Mainland Reg. 2nd Place – Brennan Richardson of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Malachi Whitfield of Overbrook 4th Place – Jon Stokes of Delsea 160 pounds 1st Place – Peyton Jones of Timber Creek 2nd Place – Jacob Mena of Pinelands Reg. 3rd Place – Jason Evans of Highland Reg. 4th Place – Abdel Alqutawna of Pennsville Mem. 170 pounds 1st Place – Mason Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Andrew Marcucci of Absegami 3rd Place – Wyatt Wood of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Ethan Rockey of Pitman 182 pounds 1st Place – Bill Janzer of Delsea 2nd Place – Zane Coles of Pitman 3rd Place – Walter Dale of Mainland Reg. 4th Place – Jared Colbert of Highland Reg. 195 pounds 1st Place – Tommy Maxwell of Delsea 2nd Place – Noah Raine of Pennsville Mem. 3rd Place – Evan Burton of Pinelands Reg. 4th Place – Luke Wescoat of Absegami 220 pounds 1st Place – Devon Starks of Highland Reg. 2nd Place – Pasquale Locantore of Overbrook 3rd Place – Ryan McFarland of Pennsville Mem. 4th Place – Avery Maski of Pinelands Reg. 285 pounds 1st Place – Kody Wood of Pennsville Mem. 2nd Place – Sean Koschorreck of Absegami 3rd Place – Deshon Alexander of Overbrook 4th Place – Griffin Clark of Pitman
Check out JSZ 2.1 Hoop Highlights now!
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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JSZ brings you action from around the state on Saturday. Check back throughout the night as we continue to post our coverage! Central 46 Point Pleasant Beach 44 – Boys At the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase in Bayville, the host school gets a dramatic steal and layin by Walter Maldonado with one second left to get an emotional win. Coming up on Sunday, JSZ will profile Central Regional coach Mike Clemente who recently beat cancer and has returned to the Golden Eagles bench. That storyline and the money raised from the four game showcase going to Coaches vs. Cancer made for a special night. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction: Toms River North 60 Highland 31 – Boys Travis Holland poured in 14 to lead a balanced scoring attack as the Mariners closed out the Coaches vs. Cancer showcase at Central Regional with a convincing win over Highland. Watch the highlights from Bayville: JSZ’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success Saint John Vianney 47 Red Bank Catholic 40 – Girls The Lancers used a 17-2 first quarter outburst to deliver a fifth win against a ranked opponent in 2017-18. Madison Doring had 14 points to lead the Lady Lancers who are a perfect 12-0 on the season. JSZ was at a solid out gym in Holmdel and brings you great girls basketball highlights and post-game reaction: Red Bank Catholic coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Saint John Vianney coverage is brought to you by Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore, your community bank Manasquan 80 Marlboro 48 – Girls Faith Masonius had 26 points and 11 rebounds to pace four Warriors in double digits as Manasquan cruised at the Slam Dunk for Autism at Middletown North High. Lola Mullaney had 17, Dara Mabrey scored 16 and Annie Mako had a career high 11 points. Gisella Romeo led all scorers with 29 points in a losing effort. Manasquan is now 14-1. Watch the highlights of NJ’s current #1 ranked team: JSZ’s coverage of the Marlboro Mustangs is brought to you by Hit Training New Egypt 53 Hightstown 51 – Boys Hightstown fresh off an upset victory over Colonial Valley Conference leader Nottingham came into Saturday’s match up against New Egypt with some momentum. However, it was the Warriors who made their presence known on their home court as they led for most of this one. With back and forth lead changes throughout the second half it would be Quinn Kimmick’s clutch play in the fourth quarter to help secure the win for New Egypt. Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hightstown coverage! Bridgewater-Raritan 40 Piscataway 17 – Girls Keiko Fox scored 17 to lead Bridgewater-Raritan to a quality road win. The Panthers improve to 8-2 and have won three straight since a loss to Franklin. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has a recap of the action: JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab and Sports Medicine Raritan 50 Barnegat 45 – Girls Jordan Hyman scored 8 of her 12 points in the 4th quarter and Renata Alberici led the Rockets with 15 in a 50-45 win on Saturday morning. Shannon McCoy, winner of this week’s JSZ Game Ball, led all scorers with 25 points. Watch the final moments of a tight ballgame in Hazlet: Raritan Rockets coverage on JSZ is made possible by BCB-Bayshore, your community bank
Highland’s Daejuan Sanders wins WJFL Week 5 game ball
Highland’s Daejuan Sanders had an impressive 2 touchdown, 187 yard performance against Buena to help lead his team to a 25-0 victory. He is Nery’s Week 5 WJFL game ball winner! Take Our Poll Daejuan’s Week 5 highlights: 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. Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. 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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Highland 25 Buena 0- week 5 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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Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Jersey Sports Zone brings you a thrilling night of high school football coverage around New Jersey. Our ten games of action include an amazing comeback from the St. Peter’s Prep Marauders, a last minute TD from Piscataway against rival Sayreville and the hook and ladder that got North Hunterdon to reach the 5-0 mark. Watch our JSZ Friday Week 5 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 22 Depaul Catholic 21: Maasi Maynor 14-32, 210 yards, 2 TD passes and game-winning 2 point conversion Piscataway 12 Sayreville 6: Juwon Jackson 30 carries, 144 yards, game-winning TD in final minute North Hunterdon 21 Bridgewater-Raritan 14: Matt Busher 19-37, 354 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT Rancocas Valley 10 Lenape 7: Iverson Clement 28 carries, 144 yards, 1 TD Red Bank Catholic 48 Wall 12: Zack Bair 8 carries, 232 yards, 3 TD’s Long Branch 21 Middletown South 0: Jermaine Corbett 24 carries, 107 yards, 2 TD’s Kahmar Mimes, 3 sacks Kevin Porch 2 INT’s Mater Dei Prep 38 Shore Regional 12: George Pearson 208 passing yards, 4 total TD’s Point Pleasant Boro 41 Manchester 12: James Fara 8 carries, 126 yards, 2 TD’s, 3-4 passing, 71 yards, TD Timber Creek 47 Eastern 3: Devin Leary 11-18, 377 yards, 5 TD’s Highland Regional 25 Buena 0: Daejuan Sanders 18 carries, 287 yards, 2 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Saturday we are scheduled to show 10 games of action including: Don Bosco Prep at Saint Joe’s-Montvale, Paramus Catholic at Pope John, Hun at Blair Academy, Monroe at Freehold Boro, Manalapan at Colts Neck Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) 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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Jersey Sports Zone thanks our sponsors for giving us the opportunity to bring you great high school football action from every part of the state. We bring you great highlights and post-game interviews every Friday and Saturday here on Jersey Sports Zone. Click above to watch highlights from the following games: DePaul Catholic 35 Paramus Catholic 14 – Ta’Quan Roberson: 266 yards passing, 3 total TD’s Red Bank Catholic 47 Middletown South 10 – Zack Bair: 7 carries, 156 yards, 2 TD’s South Brunswick 35 Old Bridge 6 – Justin Shorter: 165 total yards, 3 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 56 Raritan 13 – Pete Lucas: 4 TD runs Hillsborough 24 Elizabeth 0 – Tyler Boatwright: 12 carries, 129 yards, 2 TD’s Long Branch 28 Manasquan 19 – TJ Fosque: 6 catches, 178 yards, 3 TD’s Shore Regional 12 Asbury Park 6 (OT) – Gil Goldsmith: 4 yard TD in OT Burlington 29 Notre Dame 6 – Grozinski: 7/11 passing, 135 yards, 1 TD Hamilton West 31 Lawrence 28 – Dominick Cooper: 33 yard FG with :02 remaining Vineland 28 Bridgeton 8 – Isaih Pacheco: 227 passing yards, 106 rushing yards Woodrow Wilson 26 Highland Regional 20 – Nick Kargman: 14/20, 260 passing yards, 3 TD’s Edison 28 Monroe 16 – Donavan Benoit: 15 carries, 159 yards, 2 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have 10 more games of action including: Don Bosco Prep at Seton Hall Prep, Freehold Township at Freehold Boro, Immaculata at Plainfield and Holmdel at Monmouth Regional Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) 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.