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!
Vote Now For JSZ’s Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year
Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year is underway! We get things started with some incredible shots from our boys lacrosse coverage. Watch our nominees and cast your vote. Our cameras have captured some memorable lacrosse moments in 2021, and now we need your help on deciding who had the best goal on the boys side. Vote now for our Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year nominees below: The polls closes at 3 p.m. Friday. Be sure to vote for the rest of our Spring Top Plays in the upcoming days!
OC Wins First State Title in 14-inning Marathon
The final game of the 2021 season was an unforgettable clash between Ocean City and Pascack Valley. Ocean City 3 Pascack Valley 2 (14 innings) | Group 3 State Final The Red Raiders captured the first state title in program history, outlasting the Panthers in a 14-inning thriller on Sunday at Bob DeMeo Field at Veterans Park. Jack Perry’s bunt single proved to be the difference. It was one of two RBIs on the day for Perry. Maryland commit Duke McCarron earned the win on the mound. McCarron, Fordham commit Gannon Brady and Boston College commit Matt Nunan combined to allow just five hits on the day for OC. Charlie Saul homered for PV in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a historic day for Ocean City: Baseball state final coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Saturday 6.19 JSZ Baseball State Final Highlights
Believe it or not, but the final day of the high school baseball season is here. It’s been two years since group champions were crowned and Jersey Sports Zone will be there to provide in-depth coverage and highlights from the biggest day of the season. Each of the four group championship games from Veterans Park in Hamilton will be highlighted as part of our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week series. Stay tuned throughout the day for the highlights! Middletown South 6 Montclair 0 | Group 4 Championship Middletown South sophomore ace Ben Schild was masterful on the big stage. Schild tossed a complete game, two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts to lead the Eagles to the Group 4 championship. Midd. South gave Schild plenty of room to work with in the title game, too, as the Eagles brought six runs across the dish. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the all the highlights and reaction: Middlesex 4 New Providence 3 (13 Innings) | Group 1 Championship The Blue Jays had its late-game mojo working overtime in a marathon win against the Pioneers to take home the sixth state tile in program history. Senior Mark Geist delivered the championship-winning RBI single in the 13th inning as Middlesex (22-4) walked it off for the third-straight game this postseason. Senior Ryan Vollmer sent the game into extras with a RBI single in the seventh inning. Junior Nick Bisaccia knocked in a pair of runs in the loss for New Providence (17-8) JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Voorhees 3 Hanover Park 2 | Group 2 Championship Down to their final out in the bottom of the 7th, Voorhees gets an RBI single by Truman Richter followed by a walk-off RBI single to left by Eric Axelsen to give the Vikings its first baseball state title. Cole McGourty came on in relief of Richter in the third inning after the Virginia Tech commit could no longer pitch due to elbow tightness but he stayed in the game and delivered the game tying hit. JSZ”s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller in Hamilton Township: Thanks to our new partnership with OceanFirst Bank, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights, in-depth coverage and all the incredible post-game reaction from top games all season long!
Watch Monday 6.14 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
JSZ brings you a trio of state semifinal games – one from Bergen County and a pair from Monmouth County. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all now! Middletown South 4 Clearview 3 | Central/South Group 4 Semifinal Joe Stanzione blasted two home runs and delivered the walk-off RBI single in the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
OC Tops Rival Mainland for SJG3 Title
Ocean City 6 Mainland 1 | Group 3 South Final The Red Raiders vs. the Mustangs is one of the fiercest rivalries in all of South Jersey, and Ocean City beat Mainland to win the sectional championship. Fordham commit Gannon Brady led the way, throwing a complete game five-hitter, while striking out nine. Brady also […] 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 6.10 JSZ State Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone takes you to Shore Regional for the Group 3 and 4 boys state championships along with coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven’s girls sectional title against Allentown. Get your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all Chatham 5 Ocean City 4 | Group 3 Boys State Championship Freshman JP Lagunowich’s second goal of the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 6.7 JSZ Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Plenty of hardware was earned on Monday as sectional lacrosse titles were up for grabs. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Rumson-Fair Haven 8 Wall 7 | South Group 2 | Boys Luke Devlin broke a 7-7 tie with his fourth goal of the game with 5:43 remaining in the 4th […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 5.28 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ kicks off Memorial Day weekend with a full slate of lacrosse games, including a massive matchup in the Shore Conference Tournament finale and both the boys and girls finals in the GMC. Monroe 14 Old Bridge 7 | Boys | GMC Final Monroe (14-3) defeated Old Bridge (11-8) 14-7 to capture its third straight […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ’s Week 5 Baseball + Softball Polls Are Up!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fifth week of the spring season. Our Week 5 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are made possible by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch Thursday 5.13 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The 47th Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic is underway in South Jersey and JSZ has a pair of great opening round games! Williamstown 5 Ocean City 4 | Diamond Classic Opening Round The Braves are off to a great start as the seven seed in the Diamond Classic after a hard-fought win over the Red Raiders. […] 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.
OC Red Raiders Roll Past Spirit
Ocean City 17 Holy Spirit 4 | Boys In a measuring stick game for the Spartans, the Red Raiders proved they’re still the team to beat in the Cape-Atlantic League. Freshman Pat Grimley led the way with six goals in the contest. Jake Schneider scored three goals and added seven assists, while Brady Rauner also […] 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.
McCarron Wins JSZ Week 2 Game Ball
Duke McCarron is only a sophomore, but the Ocean City P/OF is already contributing in a big way for the Red Raiders. The Maryland commit threw a no-hitter against Absegami, and added a double at the plate. McCarron received over 9,300 votes to earn the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 2 Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Thursday 5.6 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A busy week on the diamond continues with three more top tier games. Enjoy the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass CBA 3 Freehold Township 2 (14 innings) Michael Natali hit a double down the right field line to score Jack Greenspan in the bottom of the 14th to give CBA a marathon win and […] 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 JSZ’s Week Two Softball and Baseball Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the second week of the spring season. Our Week 2 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 5.1 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of Saturday baseball games on tap. Shane Panzini brings out the MLB scouts for Saturday morning action between RBC and Wall plus Ocean City takes on Gloucester Catholic in the Thank You Classic. Watch both games with your JSZ All-Access Pass. Red Bank Catholic 7 Wall 4 The Caseys erupted for […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 4.23 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A pair of showcase events begin with some great games to help kick off the weekend. Enjoy the highlights! Bishop Eustace 2 Ocean City | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic Anthony Solometo threw an absolute gem in his Crusaders debut. The Gloucester Catholic transfer and North Carolina commit tossed a complete game shutout. Solometo allowed just […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 4.8 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The road to Phillipsburg continues as we bring you two great matchups from South Jersey. Enjoy the highlights! Lower Cape May 37 Absegami 35 The Caper Tigers erased a 13-point deficit in the final three bouts to pull off an incredible comeback victory over the Braves. Matthew Craig came through in the biggest of ways […] 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 3.24 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
A busy week continues with tremendous action on mats all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the highlights! Ocean Township 39 Rumson-Fair Haven 32 Ocean Township rallied from a 28-0 deficit to roar back for a big Shore Conference dual win. Michael Porinos delivered a dramatic reversal that […] 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
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 Friday 2.5 JSZ Basketball Highlights
There was plenty of Friday night action on the hardwood. Check back throughout the night to watch the highlights! Ocean City 46 Wildwood Catholic Academy 44 | Boys Gannon Brady poured in 23 points to lead the Red Raiders (3-1) to their first victory over the Crusaders in over a decade. DaSean Lopez scored a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote now for 2020 JSZ Football Play of the Year!
We’ve been showing you the top plays from JSZ cameras all month long. Now, we’re down to our six football plays of the year winners going head to head to see who had the top football play of 2020 All month long, JSZ has posted the top plays of 2020. We put our six winners head to head to see who wins the 2020 JSZ Football Play of the Year. We’ve got a JSZ Game Ball for the winner of this poll which is open NOW through Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Watch our six nominees and cast your vote below! Take Our Poll Thanks to everyone who has voted all season long!
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
Vote Now for JSZ Defensive Touchdown of 2020!
Our recap of the 2020 football season continues. Jersey Sports Zone has the best defensive touchdowns from the Garden State this season. The poll is live with the best of the best scores from the defensive side of the ball. Polls will be open until Tuesday, December 15th at noon. Vote for your favorite play and tell a friend to check out the action. Take Our Poll JSZ Post Season Awards Calendar Who had the top play of the 2020 season? Who will win the Zoneman Player of the Year? Who is on our All-Zone team? All the answers to those questions can be found by following along with JSZ as we navigate through the dozens of awards coming down the pipeline in December. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks. JSZ Football Plays of the Year 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 2020 All-Zone Team Presentation Announcement of JSZ Zoneman Finalists (5 Player of the Year Finalists): Monday, Dec. 7th.JSZ Non-Public All-Zone Offense: Monday, Dec. 14th.JSZ Non-Public All Zone Defense: Tuesday, Dec. 15th.JSZ Public All-Zone Offense: Wednesday, Dec. 16th.JSZ Public All Zone Defense: Thursday, Dec. 17th.Zoneman Finalist Features: Friday, Dec.18th.Zoneman Trophy Announcement (virtual interview) Dec. 18th.
Vote Now for JSZ Special Teams Touchdown of 2020!
Awards season continues here at JerseySportsZone, next up is Special Teams Touchdown of 2020. Our poll is live with ten amazing special teams plays captured by our cameras. The polls will be open until Wednesday, December 9th at noon. Vote early and often for your favorite play! Take Our Poll JSZ Postseason Awards Calendar Who had the top play of the 2020 season? Who will win the Zoneman Player of the Year? Who is on our All-Zone team? All the answers to those questions can be found by following along with JSZ as we navigate through the dozens of awards coming down the pipeline in December. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks. JSZ Football Plays of the Year 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 2020 All-Zone Team Presentation Announcement of JSZ Zoneman Finalists (5 Player of the Year Finalists): Monday, Dec. 7th.JSZ Non-Public All-Zone Offense: Monday, Dec. 14th.JSZ Non-Public All Zone Defense: Tuesday, Dec. 15th.JSZ Public All-Zone Offense: Wednesday, Dec. 16th.JSZ Public All Zone Defense: Thursday, Dec. 17th.Zoneman Finalist Features: Friday, Dec.18th.Zoneman Trophy Announcement (virtual interview) Dec. 18th.
Vote now for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
The 2020 fall season might have been shortened but it didn’t stop New Jersey’s soccer talent from providing amazing moments. Check out our goals of the year and top saves and vote now to see who takes home top honors! The 2020 high school soccer season provided incredible goals and saves from all around the state. The Jersey Sports Zone team went through every game we shot in 2020 and compiled our nominees for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. In addition, we asked our great fan base to submit their favorite clips for our Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year. The voting is open NOW through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Girls Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Save of the Year (Boys and Girls) Take Our Poll Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year Take Our Poll
A Night and a Season Cut Short; Williamstown vs. Ocean City Game Stopped at Halftime
It was an ending suitable for 2020, but that didn’t make it any easier to accept for the Braves and the Red Raiders. Williamstown and Ocean City came in as two of the top teams in South Jersey. The Braves raced out to a 28-6 halftime lead, before the news came down. A Williamstown player, not present at the game, had tested positive for COVID-19, and the game would have to be abandoned. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story from Ocean City: JSZ would also like to send its condolences to the family and friends of former Ocean City student-athlete Anthony Kenny. The OCHS football family is crushed to learn that 2017 grad and football alum Anthony Kenny was killed in a car accident tonight. Ant was an all-conference player and a better person – always smiling, laughing, lighting up the room. A horrible end to an already-bizarre evening. pic.twitter.com/MP73DAxobh— Ocean City High School Football (@OCHS_Football) November 26, 2020
Watch Sunday 11.22 JSZ Girls Soccer Championship Highlights
We have plenty of highlights as the girls finish off the 2020 season with stellar performances and big moments from all around the state. Immaculate Heart 1 Montclair Kimberley 1 (4-3 PK’s) | North East Non-Public Championship After Immaculate Heart and Montclair Kimberley got through 100 minutes of soccer with one goal apiece, IHA secured […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 11.20 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 8 brings us championships, unofficial championships and compelling games all around the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights and interviews! Wall 18 Donovan Catholic 15 | Shore Conference Championship Keisun Sanders and Charlie Sasso made a goal line stop on 4th and 3 with just over a minute to […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 11.13 JSZ Football Highlights
Some were “pod playoff” games, while others were fantastic regular season matchups. Week 7 is in full swing with tremendous Friday night action! Somerville 39 Woodbridge 26 It was the most monumental Big Central Conference game in 2020 thus far, and Somerville (7-0) remained undefeated with a 39-26 victory to hand Woodbridge (5-1) its first […] 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! 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 Tuesday 11.3 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Action on the pitch intensifies as soccer teams around the state prepare for the last push of the season. Our team has coverage from the top to the bottom of the Garden State on Tuesday! Clifton 6 Kearney 3 | Boys Clifton extended its unbeaten streak to 33 games Tuesday in an offensive explosion to […] 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.
Juggling TD…Scoop and Score…Great Grabs…Stellar Returns…What’s your choice for JSZ Week 4 Top Play??
It’s another outstanding group of nominees for Top Play from Week 4 of New Jersey high school football. Cast your vote now and get your favorite player a JSZ Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 4 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 10 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 4: Take Our Poll Congratulations to Montgomery’s Weber Karsay for winning JSZ’s Week 3 Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Friday 10.23 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s another tremendous slate of games in the Garden State in Week 4. Check back all throughout the night as the highlights and interviews come in! Bergen Catholic 34 DePaul Catholic 10 Ryan Butler helped Bergen Catholic avenge a heartbreaking loss in last year’s regular season finale Friday night behind a career night on the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Week 3 Top Plays are Off The Charts!
Week Three brought some incredible top plays to the table, and we couldn’t leave any out! Here are 12, not 10, great nominees for JSZ’s Week 3 Top Plays. Cast your vote NOW and get your favorite player a Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 3 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 12 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 3: Take Our Poll Congrats to St. Joe’s (Met.)’s Omari Jones for winning the Week 2 JSZ Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Saturday 10.17 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s another full slate of great Saturday games here in Week 3. Be sure to check back throughout the evening as the highlights come in! St. Peter’s Prep 33 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 20 St. Peter’s Prep snapped a three-game losing streak to the Green Knights dating back to 2018 after a rousing performance on offense […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch JSZ All Access: Season on the Brink
Jersey Sports Zone spent four days with four high school football teams leading up to the kickoff to the 2020 high school football season. We take you behind the scenes like never before and take you inside the huddle with Bergen Catholic, Notre Dame, Ocean City and Rumson-Fair Haven The 2020 football season kicks off this Friday night in a season unlike any other. The COVID-19 pandemic forced a one month delay and a six-game regular season. JSZ takes you behind the scenes and inside the huddle at Bergen Catholic, Notre Dame, Ocean City and Rumson-Fair Haven. Watch our three episodes to gear up for the official return of high school sports! Episode One: “The season’s on the line. If one of us gets sick, this could be the end.” Episode Two: “You have to stick to what you believe in and you have to work every day to get where you want to get.” Episode Three: “This is the moment I’ve waited 18 year for – my senior year.” JSZ’s All-Access pass allows you to see all of our content immediately. Click on the link to join our team today and learn more: /https://jerseysportszone.com/product/premium-zone-membership/
Reflecting on The Last Dance
In a year that’s often felt hopeless for New Jersey high school athletes, the Last Dance Tournament offered optimism. Thousands of players took part in an event that will be remembered for years to come. Whether it was three games, or three weeks, the high school baseball community found a piece of something that was lost. Players, coaches, parents and fans got to say goodbye to the season on their own terms. Jersey Sports Zone presents a special Last Dance video essay: Our thanks to Sterling National Bank and to RWJBarnabas Health for making JSZ’s Last Dance coverage possible.
Watch Wednesday 7.15 JSZ Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
It’s moving day in the 222-team, winner-take-all Last Dance. Teams look to punch their spot to Thursday’s Region championships and a chance to get a spot in the single elimination tournament next week! 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 Lincroft Regional Lincroft Colts (CBA) 5 Wall 3 Vanderbilt commit Pat Reilly made the most of his three innings on the mound with six strikeouts and delivered a pair of RBI doubles to pace the offense and put the Colts in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship against Middletown North. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: West Orange Regional Hall Ball (Seton Hall Prep) 13 West Orange 3 Brandon Hersh, Karson Harcourt and Justin Cassella starred in Hall Ball’s strong showing Wednesday night to top crosstown rival, West Orange. Hersh and Harcourt were strong from the plate all game long, and Cassella closed out the evening with a 340-foot long ball. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange High School: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly brought to you by One-on-One with Steve Adubato. Lawrenceville Regional Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) defeated East Windsor Rams (Hightstown) 6-2 thanks to a pair of big performances from Gavin Martin and Thomas Mills who produced four RBI’s. Notre Dame takes on Lawrence on 7/15. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. Tinton Falls Regional Middletown North 9 Blue+Grey (Marlboro) 4 Ryan Rozinski blasted a 2-run homer and Colin Dowlen drove in three more runs to give the #4 seed a spot in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship on Wednesday. The Lions knock off the top two seeds in their pool. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is made possible by ACI Medical&Dental School Bridgewater Regional Spartans (Immaculata) 1 BR-Baseball (Bridgewater-Raritan) 0 Immaculata senior Ryan Kabus threw a gem of a game Wednesday afternoon at Prince Rodgers Field. Kabus, the hero from last year’s Somerset County Final, threw a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts for the win. The Spartans will face Branchburg (Somerville) in the regional championship on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. North Brunswick Regional Vikings Baseball (South Brunswick) 2 OB Knights (Old Bridge) 1 After losing 1-0 in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship over a year ago, South Brunswick defeated division rival Old Bridge 2-1. Pitcher Kyle Gruver finished with seven strikeouts and no earned runs. Matt Storch’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth would tie the game before a bunt would help the Vikings take the eventual go-ahead score. South Brunswick takes on Middlesex on 7/16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Ocean City Regional BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 4 Triple Crown (Egg Harbor Twp.) 3 Trevor Cohen gave Holy Spirit the lead with a 2-RBI double in the 5th inning. Then Cohen hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win it for the Spartans in the bottom of the 7th. Donovan Patten went the distance for Spirit on the mound, striking out six. Holy Spirit improves to (2-0) in pool play, and can advance with a victory on Thursday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Ocean City Regional Mainland 8 Ocean City 5 These rival teams were locked in a back-and-forth battle until Luke Mazur hit an RBI single in the 6th inning to give the Mustangs the lead for good. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from OC: Williamstown Regional EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 5 Chargers (Timber Creek) 3 Dan DiGiovannantonio’s RBI triple in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as Cedar Creek pulled away from Timber Creek. Nate Kennedy picked up the win on the mound and chipped in an RBI at the plate to help his cause. The Pirates improve to (2-0) in pool play and will face Williamstown for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: JSZ’s coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Williamstown Regional Williamstown 3 Buena 1 The Braves got a dominant performance in relief from Ryan Achey as they hang on to defeat the Chiefs. Achey struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings, as he racked up seven strikeouts over four innings. Williamstown improves to (2-0) in pool play and will face the EHC Pirates for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Brick Regional Jackson Memorial 4 Mustang Baseball Club (Brick Memorial) 0 A hot start paced the way for Jackson as the Jags took a 2-0 lead in the first after a two-run homer by Tom Cartnick. Junior RHP Matt Potok pitched a shutout through four innings with seven strikeouts. Jackson is now (2-0) in pool play and will take on the Monmouth Monarchs (Manalapan) tomorrow. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Brick: JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Ocean City’s Jake McKenna Signs with Phillies
It was a call Jake McKenna had been dreaming about for his entire life. The Ocean City senior picked up the phone on Sunday morning, and agreed to sign with the Philadelphia Phillies. McKenna is a 6-foot-7, 230-pound left-handed pitcher, who finished with 18 strikeouts in 8+ innings of work as a junior in 2019. McKenna was poised for a big senior season, but never got to take the mound because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was slated to pitch at St. Joseph’s University next year, but instead signed with the Phils for the free-agent maximum of $20,000. We caught up with McKenna to get his thoughts on a whirlwind and unforgettable day: Photo courtesy: Andrew Bristol.
JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight: Noam Levy-Smith
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 Ocean City lacrosse standout Noam Levy-Smith. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story: JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight is brought to you in part by Cooper University Health Care.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top girls basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Thursday and Friday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball teams and coming up on Monday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Lauren AchterRamapoRachel KuhlOld Bridge Makayla AndrewsSaint RoseAlly LandauGolda Och A'Nyah BarkerIHAOlivia MilesBlair Academy Emma BosletSt. Thomas AquinasAnna MorrisIHA Macy BrackettNeptunePaige MortonOak Knoll Zoe Brooks Trenton CatholicOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Saniyah CaldwellSaddle River DayMariana PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Nyasia ClarkWoodburyJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Taylor CrystianRed Bank RegionalErika PorterNotre Dame Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicKelsey RansomSt. Thomas Aquinas Christina DalceRutgers PrepKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKayla RichardsonMiddletown South Abbey FentonOcean CityBella RunyanMoorestown Friends Makoye DiawaraBayonneSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Anyssa FieldsLong BranchKeona SchenckFranklin Camryn FoltzColts NeckMadison SchillerRamapo Abigeal GaborePaul VIKira SidesMiddle Township Katie HerilhyMiddle TownshipPaige SlavenRumson-Fair Haven Katie HillSaint John VianneyBella SteidleClearview Brooke HollawellManasquanAlexa TherienCherokee Ciani Redd-HowardAtlantic CityChloe TeterRed Bank Regional Jordan JanowskiSaddle River DayCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Emily JohnsWashington TownshipEmma WaxMontville Zanai JonesHudson CatholicKennedy WilburnCherokee Kristina DonzaJackson Memorial 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Monday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Watch Thursday 2.27 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
Conference tournament action continues with the semifinal round of the boys Shore Conference Tournament, and the girls Cape-Atlantic League Tournament. Toms River North 60 Red Bank Catholic 42 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Toms River North forward Najae Hallenbeck again dominated the paint with 22 points and 13 rebounds and was a driving force in the Mariners punching a ticket to the Shore Conference Tournament final, their first since 1996. Senior Jakari Spence also had 16 points for TR North in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the RWJBarnabas Health Arena: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Red Bank Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. Manasquan 44 Holmdel 40 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Top-seeded Manasquan advanced to Shore Conference Tournament championship game with a comeback win over (4) Holmdel. The Warriors trailed by as many as 10 in the third quarter before tying the game late in the fourth. Alex Galvan, in his first game back after missing the last five with a shin injury, finished with 16 points, while Ben Roy had 14. Manasquan heads back to the SCT final a year after falling to TOC winner Ranney. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Law Offices of Lawrence William Luttrell for sponsoring our Holmdel coverage. Mainland 42 Wildwood Catholic 40 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal Mainland is the #4 seed in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament, but it’s hard to consider the Mustangs an underdog with McDonald’s All-American and Oregon commit Kylee Watson leading the way. Watson and company edged the top-seeded Crusaders to advance to the CAL Tournament final. Cadence Fitzgerald scored a team-high 14 points for the Stangs in the victory. Marianna Papazoglou and Gabby Turco scored 15 points and 14 points respectively for Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Atlantic City 40 Ocean City 33 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal Ciani Redd-Howard led a balanced Vikings attack with 12 points, as third-seeded Atlantic City punched a ticket to the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament final. Marin Panico scored a game-high 14 points for the second-seeded Red Raiders in the loss. The Vikings will face fourth-seeded Mainland for the CAL championship on Saturday at Stockton University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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 JSZ District 32 Wrestling Championship Highlights
For the wrestlers in District 32, the road to Boardwalk Hall begins just a few miles up the road at Absegami High School. Stay tuned as the highlights roll in. 106-Pounds Kingsway’s Brendan Callahan defeats Hammonton’s Max Elton, 8-6 in double overtime. 132-pounds Kingsway’s Jake Gentile defeats Ocean City’s Charley Cossaboone, 10-4. 138-pounds Kingsway’s Finnegan McFadden defeats Hammonton’s Ryan Figueroa, 4-3. 160-pounds Pennsville’s Sean McDade defeats Absegami’s Quinn McLaughlin, 9-7. 170-pounds Absegami’s George Rhodes defeats St. Joseph’s (Hamm.) Alex Giordano, 5-4. Other Results 113-pounds: Clearview’s Ty Whalen defeats Kingsway’s Josh Palmucci; 11-1. 120-pounds: Kingsway’s Joey Miranda defeats Absegami’s John Devlin; 11-3. 126-pounds: Kingsway’s McKenzie Bell defeats Hammonton’s Santino Pontarelli; Fall (4:32). 145-pounds: Kingsway’s Dakota Morris defeats Pennville’s Doyne Friebel; Fall (1:11). 152-pounds: Kingsway’s David DiPietro defeats Clearview’s Cody Scully; 2-1. 182-pounds: Kingsway’s Kevin Pandorf defeats Absegami’s Issac Ingram; 12-4. 195-pounds: Absegami’s Mikal Taylor defeats Kingsway’s Dennis Lee; 3-2. 220-pounds: Hammonton’s Lloyd Kawei defeats Kingsway’s Christian Aiken; 3-2. 285-pounds: Ocean City’s Nick Sannino defeats St. Joseph’s (Hamm.) Bryan Butkus; Fall (3:32).
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 5 Game Balls
We finished January with a bang thanks to some outstanding games from stars all around South Jersey! 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 made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening.
Watch Sunday 1.26 JSZ Girls Basketball Highlights
Holmdel High School hosted the Coach’s Choice Showcase featuring some of the top teams in New Jersey. JSZ brings you two huge showdowns. Trenton Catholic makes it 10 straight wins after a big fourth quarter against Manchester plus Rutgers Prep delivers an upset knocking off 2nd ranked Red Bank Catholic. Plus, we head to South Jersey for Ocean City’s win at the 97.3 ESPN Girls Shootout. Trenton Catholic 71 Manchester Twp. 61 | Coach’s Choice Showcase Freshman Zoe Brooks scored 17 points and sparked an 8-1 fourth-quarter run that gave the Iron Mikes their 10th straight win and a 15-1 mark. Gianna Hernandez-Boulden led Trenton Catholic with 19 and Maniya Custis added 15. Manchester’s Destiny Adams was a force with 20 points and 23 rebounds in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Rutgers Prep 47 Red Bank Catholic 41 | Coach’s Choice Showcase Kaylie Favours scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half as the Argonauts upset the #2 ranked team in the latest state polls. RBC raced out to a 15-4 lead at the end of one quarter behind sophomore Justine Pissott who led all scorers with 20 points. The Argonauts closed the gap to five at the half and tied the game at 33 heading into the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness Ocean City 51 Mainland 49 | 97.3 ESPN Girls Shootout The Red Raiders continued their red-hot January with a wire-to-wire victory over rival Mainland to close out the 97.3 ESPN Girls Shootout at Ocean City High School. Marin Panico poured in a team-high 18 points, including back-to-back three pointers late in the third to push the Ocean City lead to twelve. McDonalds All-American Kylee Watson led a valiant comeback attempt and finished with a game-high 22 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Ocean City:
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ Week 4 South Jersey Basketball Game Balls
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.
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ 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. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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:
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Vote now for final JSZ Top Play Belt of 2019!
As we head towards the sectional championship games and the second edition of NJ’s bowl series, we have one more group of nominees for JSZ’s Top Play Belt. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and we’ll hand out one more Top Play Belt at a mid-week practice. Thanks to everyone who has voted all year long and all of our Top Play Belt winners will be invited to JSZ’s Football Banquet coming up on December 11 in Woodbridge. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner – Jimmy Pepe of Randolph
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.
Vote now for a playoff edition of JSZ Top Plays!
The New Jersey high school football playoffs are here and Jersey Sports Zone got some big moments from the opening round. We have the Top Plays captured by our cameras (with some help of a viral video courtesy of Monroe High!). Watch the best of the best from Week 9 and cast your vote through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will win the JSZ Top Play Belt. Thanks to the athletes we cover for another batch of outstanding highlights! Take Our Poll Thanks to QuickChek for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs. Don’t forget to head to QuickChek and use our Buy One Get One Free Ciabatta! Last Week’s Top Play Winner Thanks to everyone at Mainland who voted for Jake Cook to win the Top Play Belt along with his teammates Sean Bradley who earned a JSZ Game Ball:
Watch Saturday 11.9 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
The opening round of the state playoffs concludes with Saturday action all around the state. JSZ has two fourth-quarter rallies, an upset by Notre Dame and a revenge win for Ocean City. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action Westfield 27 Bridgewater-Raritan 23 | North 1 Group 5 The Blue Devils rallied from a 23-0 deficit late in the third quarter to put together 27 unanswered points and one of the great comebacks in NJ high school football playoff history. Hank Shapiro threw for 317 yards and 3 TD passes including the 29-yard TD pass to Griffin Rooney on the game-winner. Rooney and John Czarnecki both topped 100 yards receiving in the win. Westfield will take on top seed Ridgewood in the sectional semifinal. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the most exciting games of 2019: Jersey Sports Zone brought you this incredible game thanks to the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Bridgewater-Raritan) and Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield). Notre Dame 34 Delbarton 31 | Non-Public Group 4 Notre Dame (9) captured its first playoff win since 2004 with a 34-31 victory over Delbarton (8). The Irish got a lift from running back Cortaz Williams who finished with 210 rushing yards, four touchdowns and an interception. ND advances to face St. Peter’s Prep (1) in the quarterfinals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Special thanks to Tip of the Spear Football for sponsoring our Delbarton coverage. Irvington 22 Cranford 21 | North 1 Group 4 The Blue Knights rally for 14 fourth-quarter points capped off by a Taiyon Battle touchdown run with 2:16 left in the game to rally into the sectional semifinal. Connor Katz threw three first-half touchdown passes to give the Cougars a 21-8 halftime lead but Irvington got a 50-yard TD from AJ Henderson and Battle’s game-winner to earn a date with top seed Northern Highland in round two. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the comeback from Irvington: Thanks to Quick Chek for supporting JSZ’s high school football playoff coverage Ocean City 21 Mainland 14 | South Group 4 Just eight days after losing to the Mustangs 21-6, the Red Raiders exacted revenge against their rivals. Joe Repetti threw two touchdown passes to Jake Schneider and ran for a score to lead the way for Ocean City. Zack Graziotto threw two touchdown passes for Mainland in the loss. The Mustangs had the ball inside the Red Raiders ten yard line with under a minute left, but Chris Armstrong recovered a fumble to seal the win for OC. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Ocean City earned its first playoff win since 2001: Paramus Catholic 42 St. Joseph (Met.) 7 | Non-Public Group 4 Paramus Catholic might be the No. 10 seed in the Non-Public Group 4 bracket, but the Paladins sure didn’t play like it. Michael Hudson was thrust into the starting quarterback role Saturday and led the way with a four-touchdown performance in a blowout win against No. 7 seed St. Joseph. The Paladins will face No. 2 St. Joe’s (Mont.) next Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Metuchen: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek. Hillside 36 Cinnaminson 2 | South Group 2 Hillside has a habit of jumping up five scores on their opponent before halftime — it was the opposite on Saturday as the Comets exploded for 36 points in the second half to blowout Cinnaminson in the opening round of the state playoffs. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hillside: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Cinnaminson is provided by NJM Insurance. Delran 29 Manasquan 14 | South Group 2 University of Michigan commit R.J. Moten’s 51-yard touchdown late in the first quarter was the spark fifth-seeded Delran used fly right past No. 4 seed Manasquan in the opening round of the state playoffs. Dustin Desher, Eren Ibas, Jake Bauman and Kenny Fletcher all contributed to a Bears attack that outgained Manasquan 334-157. Delran advances and will face top-seeded West Deptford next Friday. JSZ has the highlights from Manasquan: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek. Paulsboro 20 Glassboro 14 | South Group 1 The Red Raiders jumped out to an early 12-0 lead over the Bulldogs, but needed a stout defensive effort in the second half to preserve the win. Bhayshul Tuten scored twice for the Red Raiders to highlight a productive day on the ground. Paulsboro advances to the Group 1 South semifinals and will host 3-seed Gateway next Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paulsboro: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is proudly sponsored by QuickChek.
Watch Friday 11.1 JSZ Football Highlights
The regular season comes to a close in Week 8, and of course, our cameras were on hand to capture all of the action. Watch our teaser below – it sets the table for our Friday night highlights and interviews then scroll down to watch all of our coverage! Lyndhurst 34 Park Ridge 12|2019 NJIC Championship What a day from Piotr Partyla. New Jersey’s leading rusher did not disappoint as he posted 316 rushing yards and 5 TD runs behind a dominant offensive line. Lyndhurst controlled Park Ridge for 48 minutes as the Golden Bears won their first NJIC conference championship. Partyla now leads the state with 1,665 yards and 23 touchdowns on the season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Lyndhurst: Woodbridge 22 Bridgewater-Raritan 18 Anthony Santino fired a 43-yard TD pass to Jahmir Brown with 1:30 left to give Woodbridge a perfect 8-0 regular season. Ali Lee, Jr. had a pair of TD runs for the Barrons. JSZ”s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling regular season finale: Hillsborough 21 Piscataway 6 In a matchup that featured two 6-2 teams, Hillsborough defeated reigning North Group 5 Bowl Game Champions Piscataway 21-6. Despite falling behind 6-0 on two field goals in the first quarter, the Raiders were able to take the lead following a rushing and passing touchdown from quarterback Tom Ramsey. Ramsey would also record an interception and sack as Hillsborough secures home-field advantage for the upcoming playoffs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. Mainland 21 Ocean City 6 In one of South Jersey’s fiercest rivalries, the Mustangs stayed undefeated with a win over the Red Raiders in the “Battle for the Bridge”. Mainland registered seven sacks in the game, including four from Sean Bradley. Jake Cook hauled in a pair of touchdown catches from Zack Graziotto. Freshman phenom Jabriel Mace rushed for a touchdown as well. Joe Repetti connected with Jake Schneider for Ocean City’s only score in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Linwood: Willingboro 24 Camden 12 The Chimeras (8-1) break a four-game losing streak to the Panthers (6-2) to clinch a share of the West Jersey Football League Constitution Division. Both defenses dominated much of the first half, but Willingboro put together an impressive 12-play, 96-yard drive to take an 8-0 lead. Demie Sumo scored twice to help the Chimeras pull away in the second half. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Shaun Phillips Field: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 22 Rumson-Fair Haven 14 Lonnie Cebulski threw three touchdown passes including two to Zack Novak to give the Jaguars a fifth consecutive win heading into the playoffs. Jackson Memorial had a 13-7 lead at the half and added a field goal and Novak’s second TD grab to extend the lead to 22-7 before RFH responded with an 81-yard kickoff return for a score. But Jackson Memorial’s defense was lights out the rest of the way. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by the Louro Chiropractic Center in Jackson Red Bank Catholic 42 Freehold Township 7 The Caseys spread the wealth on Senior Night with five first-half rushing touchdowns to close out the regular season with a 5-3 mark. RBC begins defense of its Non-Public Group 3 state championship after winning four of its last five games. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic Holmdel 24 Freehold Boro 7 The Hornets busted open a 7-0 halftime lead with 17 points in the second half to reach 5-3 and lock down a home game in next week’s South Jersey Group 3 playoffs. Ian Flanagan booted a 30-yard field goal and Thomas Ammirati and Evan Jennings scored short TD runs in the second half. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel: Jersey Sports Zone brings you this game thanks to the support of the Law Office of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) and Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall (Freehold Boro)
Watch Monday 10.14 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A pair of Cape Atlantic League championship games highlight the action as we kick off a new week! Oakcrest 2 St. Augustine 1 (OT) – Boys CAL Final Gabe Paz scored the golden goal just a few minutes into overtime to lift the Falcons over the Hermits in the Cape Atlantic League title game. Paz also scored a goal in the first half, before Michael Balestriere broke through for St. Augustine with just two minutes remaining in regulation. Oakcrest keeper Ryan Liberty was outstanding, making 12 saves in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Egg Harbor Township: Ocean City 2 Millville 0 – Girls CAL Final Last season the Red Raiders fell short in the Cape-Atlantic League title game. This year, it was redemption for the Red Raiders as they over-powered the Thunderbolts for the Cape-Atlantic League championship. Seniors Carly Reighard and Delaney Lappin each scored a goal for Ocean City. Senior Faith Slimmer finished the day with two assists. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor Township: Notre Dame 2 Princeton 0 – Boys With the Mercer County Tournament kicking off Tuesday, two of its heavily favored teams gave us a preview of a possible final. Following a scoreless first half Chris O’Neil would find net to get Notre Dame on the board at 60’. Guiliano Silva would add another goal at the 74’ mark to give the Irish their eighth straight win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Notre Dame coverage.
Watch Monday 9.30 JSZ Soccer Highlights
The week begins with great games all across the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the action! St. Benedict’s Prep 2 CBA 1 – Boys We have our first early game of the year nominee, folks. St. Benedict’s Prep, the No. 1 team in America (according to USA Today), had their hands full with a CBA squad looking to upend their 46-game unbeaten streak. The Colts took a 1-0 lead in the second half but the Gray Bees battled back to score a dramatic, emotional win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction from Lincroft: Ocean City 7 Cedar Creek 0 – Girls The Red Raiders pumped in six first-half goals in a dominant performance over the Pirates. Six different players scored in the first 40 minutes, as Summer Reimet, Hannah Keane, Hope Slimmer, Kelsey White, Paige Panico, and Aimee Altieri all found the back of the net. Rutgers commit Faith Slimmer had three first-half assists. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League clash: Brick Township 2 Barnegat 0 – Girls Reese Beggs scored both goals for the Green Dragons who handed the Bengals just their second loss of the season. Beggs scored early in the contest and then added a goal on a penalty kick in the 50th minute. Brick Township improves to 8-2-1 with the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Ocean County:
Ocean City’s Joe Repetti Wins JSZ Week 1 Game Ball
Joe Repetti had a strong performance against Egg Harbor Township as the Red Raiders roughed up the Eagles 49-0. The junior quarterback threw for 145 and two touchdowns, and ran for a pair of scores as well. Repetti earned 35% of the vote to take home the NJM Insurance South Jersey JSZ Game Ball. Check out the ceremony here: Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please send nominations with game stats to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening.
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 1 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 and the Colonial Valley Conference. 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 Wednesday 9.11 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you three great soccer games from around New Jersey. St. Benedict’s Prep 5 Hill School (PA) 1 After a rare 1-0 victory last week, St. Benedict’s Prep got back to their scoring ways with a five-goal outburst against Pennsylvania prep team Hill School. Thiago Quintanhila, Peter Yaro, Hyunjun Sun, Tony Yeboah and Jamar Ricketts all found the back of the net for the Gray Bees. The win marked their 42nd consecutive victory. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Mainland 2 Ocean City 0 The Mustangs sent an early-season message to the Red Raiders, knocking off the defending Cape Atlantic League champions. Devon Ford opened the scoring with a bicycle kick early in the first half. Nick Bozzi added a second half goal off an assist from Ford. Zach Matik earned the clean sheet in net for Mainland. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the CAL rivalry game: Jackson Memorial 2 Howell 1 (OT) – Girls Soccer Natalie Knauf took a feed from Lydsi Beal and delivered a blast from six-yards out to score the Golden Goal and give Jackson Memorial its fifth straight win. The Jags took a 1-0 lead in the first half after a Lauren Dellegrippo score. Howell drew even in the 78th minute thanks to a Julianna Caccamo tally. Brooke McKown had 12 saves in the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Jackson Memorial coverage all year long thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center in Jackson!
Ocean City On a Mission to Finish Stronger this Fall
The Red Raiders started (3-0) in 2018, but faded after that, eventually falling in the opening round of the South Jersey Group 4 playoffs. Ocean City is making it a point of emphasis to turn some of those close losses into wins this year, and finish stronger in the fourth quarter. Jack Baker and Louie Williams are a pair of seniors ready to lead the way. Junior Joe Repetti steps in at QB for the Raiders. LB Jake Inserra, OL Chris Armstrong, and WR Jake Schneider will also play huge roles for Ocean City in 2019. JSZ’s Mike Frankel heads to the boardwalk to check in with the Red Raiders: Ocean City Red Raiders 2019 Schedule Friday, September 6th – at Lower Cape May Friday, September 13th – vs. Egg Harbor Township Friday, September 20th – at Bridgeton Friday, September 27th – vs. Absegami Friday, October 4th – at St. Augustine Friday, October 18th – vs. Triton Friday, October 25th – at Oakcrest Friday, November 1st – at Mainland Thursday, November 28th – vs. Pleasantville
South Jersey Pitchers Petty and Nunan Get Set for Area Code Underclass Games
Rising juniors Chase Petty and Matt Nunan play for rival schools, but the two pitchers will become teammates in August at the Area Code Underclass Games in California. The two train together at the Baseball Performance Center, which is also sending a pair of rising seniors to the Area Code Games. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story from Pleasantville:
Vote now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
Big moments, amazing athleticism and pure power highlight Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year. We have over 40 nominees in three categories. Watch the best highlights captured by our cameras and cast your vote now! The 2019 spring sports season has come to a close and JSZ went through all of our games to pick the best plays captured by our camera. We’ve got nominees for the JSZ Lax goal of the year, web gem of the year (baseball and softball) plus the spring sports clutch play of the year featuring walk-off wins on the diamond, overtime lax thrillers and great arms from the outfield on the diamond. Our polls will stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we will honor our plays of the year winners this summer. A special thanks to all the athletes who are responsible for these fantastic clips! JSZ Lax Goal of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Spring Sports Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ Web Gem of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 5.22 JSZ Boys Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The boys lacrosse playoffs continue to heat up and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with some of the hottest finishes from around the state! Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! (5) Don Bosco Prep 11 (4) Bergen Catholic 10 – Non-Public A Quarterfinal Don Bosco Prep had revenge on their minds — the Ironmen lost a 7-6 heartbreaker to Bergen Catholic in early April. That left Don Bosco seeking revenge, and it was exacted by freshman Koleton Marquis when he scored the game-winning goal with only :14 seconds remaining in regulation to push Don Bosco Prep into the sectional semifinals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from a wild game in Oradell: (4) Westfield 6 (1) Ridge 5 – Group 4 North Semifinal No. 19 Westfield advanced to the North Jersey Group 4 Final with a 6-5 upset victory over No. 4 Ridge. The Blue Devils took a 4-0 lead at halftime thanks to a hat trick from Brown University commit Devon McLane in the first two quarters. However, despite another score from McLane in the second half, it was Ridge playing aggressor as they answered back with three goals to tie the game at 5-5 late in the fourth quarter. It was then Jake Engelke found net for a go-ahead score with 4:50 remaining to give Westfield the win. The Blue Devils will take on No. 9 Hunterdon Central in the Title Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! (3) Shawnee 7 (2) Ocean City 6 – Group 3 South Semifinal Yale commit Chris Lyons led a balanced attack for the No. 13 Renegades, finishing with two goals and two assists. David Giordano and Gavyn Wilson also scored two goals apiece in the victory. Andrew Goldstein made 14 saves to key the win as well. Marty Cattie led the No. 12 Red Raiders with two goals in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Shawnee advances to face top-seeded Moorestown in the sectional title game on Saturday: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. #2 Somerville 14 #6 Hopewell Valley 7 – South Group 2 Semifinal The #2 Somerville Pioneers defeated the #6 Hopewell Valley Bulldogs 14-7 on Wednesday, advancing to the South Group 2 Semifinals. Ryan Pierson scored the game-high with five goals. Steven Dupras hit 100 career points, and scored the second highest number of goals with four. TJ Sanchez scored three goals. The Pioneers will face #1 Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday for the South Jersey Group 2 Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Somerville: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Hopewell Valley! (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 16 (4) Allentown 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinal Luke Devlin scored six goals as RFH scored 11 straight goals in the second and third quarter to give the Bulldogs a spot in the South Jersey Group 2 finals and a matchup with Somerville this Saturday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Allentown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (Rumson-Fair Haven) for allowing us to bring you state lacrosse playoff highlights!
Watch Wednesday 4.24 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ takes you on a ride to lacrosse games in three regions of the state for some mid-week action. Watch all the highlights below, including the Ridgewood girls sending a message across the country by beating one of the top teams in America; Ridge notching a big Skyland Conference win; St. Joe’s (Mont.) ending an undefeated record; and Ocean City putting up double-digit goals once more. Enjoy! No. 2 Ridgewood 12 No. 1 Moorestown 8 – Girls The No. 1 and No. 2 Girls Lacrosse teams in the state of New Jersey met on Wednesday night for the first time since the T of C final round last season, in which the Moorestown Quakers came out on top. However, Wednesday night called for a different victor. The Maroons put in eight goals in just the first half, as the Quakers put in just two. Notre Dame commit, Jackie Wolak, was the star for Ridgewood tonight, scoring three goals and two assists. Lafayette commit, Marley Scala, Villanova commit, Keely Bennett, and Lehigh commit, Annie McCarthy, each scored two goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Ridgewood: Sponsor! Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Moorestown! No. 4 Ridge 11 Bridgewater-Raritan 2 – Boys A packed crowed gathered in Bridgewater as the Panthers hosted No. 4 Ridge for a Skyland Conference cross division showdown. Both teams came out hitting hard to keep the game scoreless after one quarter. In the second Ridge got to work thanks to goals from Sean Everson and Jake Hoffman. That would prove to be what the Red Devils needed as they would eventually go up 8-1 entering the fourth. Everson finished a pair of scores while Hoffman had four goals on the day. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! St. Joe’s (Mont.) 8 Wayne Hills 6 – Boys St. Joe’s (Mont.) used a balanced offensive attack with five different goal scorers to put an end to Wayne Hills’ undefeated record this season. Frankie Monte, Troy Santise and Ryan Stefanik all scored twice in this game. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: No. 18 Ocean City 11 Mainland 6 – Boys The Red Raiders earned the inside track toward a Cape Atlantic League title with a win over their rivals. Jake Schneider led the way with three goals in the win. Anthony Inserra and Trent Laveson each scored a pair of goals for Ocean City. Patrick Taylor scored two goals for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Linwood:
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
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
Watch Thursday 4.4 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Hello again, New Jersey high school baseball fans. Stay tuned with JSZ throughout the night as we post full highlights from three baseball diamonds from around the state. We’ll have coverage from Mainland’s late rally to top Ocean City; Gov. Livingston pitcher John Grill putting together a career day against Westfield; and RBC putting in work at home versus Holmdel. Mainland 6 Ocean City 4 The Mustangs rallied from a two-run deficit in the top of the seventh to knock off Ocean City. C.J. Brown was 3 for 4 at the plate for Mainland with two RBIs. Hunter Rich earned the save, striking out four batters in a wild bottom of the seventh. A.J. Campbell went 3 for 4 with three RBIs in the loss for the Red Raiders. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League rivalry game: Gov. Livingston 12 Westfield 1 Senior pitcher and Washington College (D-III) commit John Grill put together a career day for the Highlanders. Grill served up a pair of home runs, 5 RBI’s and also pitched four innings of one-run ball to help Gov. Livingston top Westfield in a 12-1 mercy rule finish. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from Berkeley Heights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Westfield athletics is proudly brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Red Bank Catholic 10 Holmdel 5 RBC came from behind twice to prevent an upset and complete a two game sweep of their Shore Conference divisional foe. The Hornets raced out to a 3-0 lead sparked by an Ezra Caspi two run homer in the first and then staked out to a 5-4 advantage in the 5th following a two run single by Brett Hilscheimer. But RBC scored two in the bottom of the 5th to take the lead and tacked on four runs in the 6th highlighted by a two run bomb courtesy of Ryan O’Hara. JSZ has the highlights from Count Basie Field in Red Bank Thanks to Playa Bowls in Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic all year long!
Watch Friday 3.29 JSZ Lax Highlights
Nothing quite like some Friday night lacrosse action! JSZ has you covered from around the state as we head into the first weekend of the lacrosse season. We have coverage from Westfield’s blowout win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Jordan Hayes delivering a game-winner as Cherokee tops RFH, Ocean City putting a hurting on Lower Cape May and Trinity Hall rolling through Middletown North. Enjoy all the highlights! Westfield 17 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 7 – Boys Lacrosse No. 12 Westfield picked up their first win of the season with a dominating 17-7 win over neighbor Scotch Plains-Fanwood. The Blue Devils trying to shake off an opening day loss to No. 4 Moorestown jumped out to an early 9-5 lead thanks to Jake Engelke and Devon McLane who both had hat tricks in the first half. McLane continued his reign of terror in the second act as he finished with eight goals total. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to the office of Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponosring out Westfield coverage! Cherokee 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 7 – Boys Lacrosse After exiting the game early in the fourth quarter with a knee injury, Cherokee star midfielder Jordan Hayes returned to the game minutes later and delivered the game-winning goal as the Chiefs secured a 9-7 win over Shore Conference power Rumson-Fair Haven. Gaurav Drivida also contributed four goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Rumson-Fair Haven athletics is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac! Ocean City 17 Lower Cape May 3 – Boys Lacrosse The Red Raiders are on a mission for a Cape Atlantic League title this season and they rolled past their Cape May County rivals at home. Trent Laveson scored three goals and dished out seven assists to tie a program record. Noam Levy-Smith led the scoring for Ocean City with four goals. Anthony Inserra finished with five assists and a goal. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Carey Stadium in Ocean City: Trinity Hall 20 Middletown North 1 – Colleen Kelly 100th Career Goal The Trinity Hall Monarchs improved their record to 2-0 after defeating Middletown North on Friday afternoon. Junior Colleen Kelly scored the game-high with five goals, including her 100th career goal. Haven Dora and Paige Nolan scored four goals each. Sydney Riepl scored a hat trick with three goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Colts Neck: Jersey Sports Zone is being brought to you by Trinity Hall of Tinton Falls!
Watch JSZ 2.23 Basketball County Finals Highlights
Let the high stakes action continue! Saturday was the final day of the county basketball finals and JSZ had cameras all over the state for the action. We’ll have highlights from Ranney’s second-straight Shore Conference Tournament win, Roselle Catholic defending their Union County crown against Patrick School, East Side nabbing its third consecutive ECT win in a nail biter, the West Orange girls capturing their first ever Essex County title and Ocean City’s late push to win a Cape Atlantic League title. Stay tuned throughout the night for the highlights! Ranney 70 Manasquan 60 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final Scottie Lewis delivered a 27 point, 10 rebounds, 5 steal, 4 blocked shot night that featured a 360 dunk as Ranney successfully defended its Shore Conference title. Manasquan’s Brad McCabe had a sensational 33 point effort featuring 9 of 10 shooting from beyond the arc. The Warriors kept the game close for the entire four quarters, but Ranney got a huge second half spark from Ahmadu Sarnor (16 of his 18 in the 2nd half) and Bryan Antoine added 17 in the victory. JSZ has all the big moments and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Roselle Catholic 71 The Patrick School 66 – Union County Tournament Final For a second straight year the current No. 2 team in the NJ Top 20, Roselle Catholic took home a Union County Tournament Championship with a win over rival The Patrick School. After a slow first half the Lions were able to come alive in the third quarter thanks to some outstanding play from UNLV commit Josh Pierre-Louis to take a 44-40 lead entering the fourth. Despite being held to just five points, future University of Kentucky Wildcat Kahlil Whitney scored 11 in the fourth quarter to win MVP honors. It’s the Lions second overall UCT Title and to make things better Senior Colby Rogers scored his 1,000th point. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Newark East Side 69 Montclair Immaculate 66 – Essex County Tournament Boys Final Anas Amos has been the unquestioned leader of East Side basketball, and the senior point guard notched a pair of big accomplishments Saturday has he won his 100th career game and East Side captured its third-consecutive Essex County title in a nail biting win against Montclair Immaculate. Nasir Johnson scored a team-high 23 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County College: (3) Manchester Township 58 (1) Saint John Vianney 42 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final Sophomore Destiny Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds to earn MVP honors as the Hawks won their first ever Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Manchester broke open a 35-33 third quarter lead with an 11-0 run to start the fourth. Leilani Correa was a big catalyst in the final eight minutes as she finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Dakota Adams added 12 points as the Hawks won their 17th straight game. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: (3) West Orange 36 (5) Montclair Immaculate 25 – Essex County Tournament Girls Final The West Orange Mountaineers defeated the Montclair Immaculate Lions on at Essex County College on Saturday afternoon, winning their first ever county title. Both teams started off slow, but two of West Orange’s players ended up scoring in the double digits. Freshman Kiley Capstraw led the team, scoring the game-high 18 points. Penn State commit, Mya Bembry, walked away with a double-double: 11 points and 11 rebounds. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Newark: Ocean City 39 Middle Township 33 – Cape Atlantic League Girls Final Despite only scoring four points, it was Tori Rolls’ defensive prowess that made Ocean City six-time CAL champs. Rolls had a steal and breakaway layup late in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Danielle Donoghue led the Red Raiders with 12 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University:
Watch JSZ 2.22 Basketball Highlights
There’s always so much on the line this time of the season and JSZ is there to bring you the action. Highlights from seven county/state tournament games are on the way, including: Blair’s storybook season finale win against St. Benedict’s, Ranney’s continuous roll through the Shore Conference along with finding their SCT finale opponent, both Trenton Catholic squads adding some more hardware to the trophy case and the two semifinal showdowns from the Cape Atlantic League. Enjoy! Blair Academy 86 St. Benedict’s Prep 64 – Prep A Championship After missing a potential game-tying free throw in last year’s title game, Blair’s Jaylen Blakes got his redemption on St. Benedict’s Prep via a game-high 27 points as he captained the Buccaneers to their fourth prep title in school history. This season also marks the first in school history that Blair won both the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL) and state prep title in the same year. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the action from Blairstown: (2) Trenton Catholic 62 (1) Trenton 57 – Boys Mercer County Championship After falling in the Mercer County Tournament Championship last year Trenton Catholic reclaimed their spot on the thrown with a 62-57 win over top seeded Trenton. The Iron Mike’s led by Butler University commit Khalif Battle were able to hold off an expositive Trenton offense to capture their seventh MCT Title. Battle finished with 25 points to win MVP honors. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Trenton coverage! (1) Trenton Catholic 64 (2) Pennington 45 – Girls Mercer County Championship Top seed Trenton Catholic won their second consecutive Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 64-45 victory over second seed Pennington. The Lady Mike’s were led by MVP Gianna Boulden-Hernandez who had 14 points in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our TrentonC Catholic and Pennington coverage! Ranney 78 Freehold Township 50 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Bryan Antoine scored 20 points to lead four Panthers in double figures as Ranney picked up win #23 and a spot in the SCT finals for a third straight year. Ranney opened the game with a 10-0 run and never looked back. JSZ has the highlights from RJW Barnabas Arena in Toms River: Manasquan 70 CBA 64 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals Alex Galvan scored 21 and freshman Ben Roy delivered a career high 17 points to give the Warriors their 25th win and a date with Ranney in the SCT finals on Saturday at Monmouth University. Manasquan raced out to a 23-9 first quarter lead and built the advantage to 42-21 at the half. CBA mounted a big comeback and would get as close as seven in the 4th quarter, but Galvan had 10 of his 21 in the final eight minutes to give Squan a semifinal win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: Wildwood Catholic 65 Pleasantville 49 – Cape Atlantic League Semifinals Jahlil White led Wildwood Catholic with 18 points and Taj Thweatt chipped in with 14 points and seven rebounds to propel Wildwood Catholic into the Cape Atlantic League tournament finals. The Crusaders will look to defend their CAL title Saturday afternoon against St. Augustine Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the semifinal win here: St. Augustine 72 Ocean City 65 – Cape Atlantic League Semifinals St. Augustine Prep’s Charles Solomon stuffed the stat sheet Thursday night as he accumulated 19 points and 10 rebounds in a CAL semifinal win against Ocean City. The Hermits are 10-time CAL champs and will look to bring the title back home Saturday when the battle top-seeded Wildwood Catholic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
Watch JSZ Baseball Highlights from 4.19
TR South – 5 Brick Memorial – 4 | Shore Conference Baseball Toms River South has a flair for the dramatics. After a walk-off win earlier in the season over Brick Township, the Indians found themselves in need of late inning heroics once again. Trailing Brick Memorial 4-1 in the 6th, Colin Mackle launched a 3 run, game tying homer to right center. Followed up in 7th with TJ Scuderi scoring on a misfielded pop-fly off the bat of Jordan Erbe for a 5-4 walk off win. TJ Scuderi got the win on the mound and stayed hot at the plate, going 2 for 4 for the Indians, while TJ Rosace went 3 for 4 with a HR for Brick Memorial. Watch The TR South Walk Off win on JSZ! Ocean City 1 Mainland 0 University of Delaware signee Dan Nunan threw five shutout innings fanning 11 batters in front of pro scouts and AJ Campbell’s RBI single was the only run of the game. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel brings us South Jersey baseball highlights:
Mainland, Ocean City girls reach CAL championship game
Cape Atlantic League Tournament Semifinals Mainland 47 Atlantic City 30, Ocean City 41 Millville 35 At Saint Augustine High School, Mainland improved to 24-0 with a semifinal win over Atlantic City and defending champ Ocean City is back in the finals after a 41-35 victory against Millville. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has South Jersey basketball highlights:
Watch Girls State Soccer Semifinal Highlights
JSZ brings you highlights from NJSIAA girls state soccer semifinals: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Ridge dominated the offense in this game, forcing Morris Knolls defense to step up. In the end, however, Bailey Aaron scored the only goal the game in the first half, leading Ridge to a 1-0 victory over the Morris Knolls Golden eagles. Ridge will be moving onto the State Final this Saturday. Checkout full highlights and post-game interview: Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Emma Pascarella had two goals in the first half and the Redbirds erupted for three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half to give Allentown a spot in the Group 3 state championship. Carly Roche, Olivia Denney, Olivia Ricci and Vanessa Rodriguez were the other goal scorers in a dominating effort. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River North High School: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage. They are the reason we can bring your great moments like this historic win from the Redbirds! Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 The Colbert twins struck for three more goals as the Patriots are on their way to the Group 4 state championship. The Patriots broke a 1-1 halftime tie with three straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. Washington Township rallied to get within 4-3, but Jasmine Colbert’s goal sealed the victory. Amanda Attanasi had a pair of goals for Washington Township. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights of the Patriots win at Rowan University: Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins 5-4 in PKs) Jordan Cheche made two saves in PK’s and Lauren Karabin delivered the clinching goal as the Crimson Knights earn a spot in the Group 2 state championship. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has highlights and post-match reaction from Hopewell Valley High School: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Group 4 Girls Soccer Semifinals Bailey Aaron’s first half goal was the difference as Ridge advanced to the state finals for a third straight year. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont was at Franklin and gives us highlights and post-match reaction from the Group 4 soccer semifinals: State Semifinal Scores Group 4 Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Freehold Township vs. Washington Township in Group 4 state championship 5:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 3 Middletown South 1 Northern Highlands 0 Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Middletown South vs. Allentown in Group 3 state championship, 3:00 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 2 Westwood 1 Hanover Park 0 Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins in PKs 5-4) Westwood vs. Wall in Group 2 state championship 12:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 1 Glen Ridge 1 Mountain Lakes 0 (2OT) Shore Regional 8 Pittman 1 Glen Ridge vs. Shore Regional in Group 1 state championship 10:00 am Saturday at Kean University
RFH dominates to reach sectional semifinals
Rumson-Fair Haven has scored 38 goals in the first two rounds of the state playoffs. SSZ has highlights of RFH’s 18-6 win over Ocean City in the South Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals Rumson-Fair Haven 18 Ocean City 6 Charlie Curran scored six goals and Bryan Hess added five as the Bulldogs raced out to a 10-3 halftime lead on the way to a convincing victory over Ocean City on Friday night. RFH plays host to #6 seed Somerville on Friday night and a win there could set up a rematch with rival Manasquan in the South Jersey Group 2 finals. Watch the highlights of Rumson’s outstanding offensive performance: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and giving us the chance to get great moments from Bulldogs sports all year long