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Vote Now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
This past spring sports season was the perfect way to close out a busy and exciting 2021-2022 scholastic year for high school sports in the Garden State. Now, it’s time to find out who had the best plays of the spring. Our cameras captured hundreds of games from baseball, softball and lacrosse fields all around the state. With that, comes a countless number of noteworthy plays. So, we need your help! This week, we’ll be asking our audience to vote on four separate categories for JSZ’s 2022 Spring Sports Plays of the Year: boys’ lacrosse goal, girls’ lacrosse goal, web gem and clutch play. Check back each day throughout the week to watch the corresponding video and vote in that respective poll. Boys’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year *Poll closes Thursday at 1:00 pm* Girls’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year *Poll Closes Friday at 1pm* Web Gem of the Year *Poll Closes Saturday at 1pm* Clutch Play of the Year
Watch Tuesday 6.7 JSZ State Playoff Baseball Highlights
It was a big day on the diamond with sectional semifinals taking place all over the Garden State. JSZ brings you five great matchups from a busy Tuesday slate. Check back throughout the night has the highlights come in! Cranford 12 Ferris 1 | North 2 Group 3 Semifinal A trio of productive innings plus steady pitching propels the Cougars into the sectional championship later this week. Ryan Jaros, Shane VanDam, Jack Conley and Shea Grady all had multiple RBI days for Cranford (23-4) in their offensive outburst over Ferris (21-7). Sean Woodruff threw a complete game with five strikeouts to keep the Bulldogs at bay. The win now sets up a fascinating sectional final on Friday between Cranford and Millburn, which the Millers won 1-0. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Jersey City: CBA 11 St. Joe-Metuchen (6 Innings) | Non-Public A South Semifinal Colin Reilly threw a complete game three-hit shutout and the Colts pounded out 17 hits to earn a spot in the Non-Public A South championship against Saint Augustine Prep. Gavin Kus hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs and Jack Frankovic was stellar going 5-5 with three runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Metuchen: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Metuchen is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University in New Brunswick Gloucester Catholic 6 Bishop Eustace 1 | Non-Public B South Semifinal Sophomore Tate DeRias threw five shutout innings to lead the Rams to their fifth straight sectional final appearance. Rhode Island commit Joey Bogart, Tyler Bunting and R.J. Mustaro all drove in runs in the victory for second-seeded GC (21-9). Christian Ovecka drove in the lone run of the game for the third-seeded Crusaders (20-8) in the loss. Gloucester Catholic will travel to top-seeded Ranney to play for the Non-Public B South title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Brooklawn: JSZ’s playoff baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Colts Neck 4 Steinert 1 | Group 3 Central Semifinal Fifth-seeded Colts Neck advanced to its second straight Central Jersey Group 3 championship game with a 4-1 victory over top-seeded Steinert . The Cougars went ahead 2-0 in the top of the first following an RBI from Dave Cohen and run scored on a fielder’s choice. University of Delaware commit Anthony Gubitosi earned the win on the mound for Colts Neck, allowing just one run on four hits, while striking out six batters. The reigning champion Cougars will take on tenth-seeded Middletown North in the sectional final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Cherokee 2 Shawnee 1 | Group 4 South Semifinal Dylan Cruice came through in the clutch with a go-ahead RBI double in the seventh as the Chiefs took round three with the rival Renegades to reach the sectional title game. Farleigh Dickinson commit Jeremy Cheeseman tossed six strong innings with nine strikeouts in the win for Cherokee (21-7). Rutgers commit Ethan Bowen racked up eight strikeouts over six and one-third innings in the loss for Shawnee (22-7). Cherokee will face top-seed Kingsway on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights + reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jersey Sports Zone’s state playoff baseball coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch JSZ Boys Lacrosse State Championship Coverage
Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-game reaction from all six boys state championship games. We’ve got all the action from Hopewell Valley, Bridgewater-Raritan, and Shore Regional! Saint Augustine 6 Delbarton 5 | Non-Public A State Championship The Hermits captured the first state title in program history, winning a thriller over the Green Wave. Noah Plenn scored the game-winning goal for St. Augustine (16-1) with four minutes remaining in the fourth period. Cornell commit Billy Hughes scored a pair of goals for the Hermits in the victory. Joe Leone scored two goals for Delbarton (15-6) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Scotch Plains-Fanwood 11 Shawnee 2 | Group 3 State Championship Trailing 1-0 after the first quarter, the Raiders reeled off eleven-straight goals to secure the first state championship in program history. Timmy Paprocki and Sandro Frias finished with hat tricks in the win for Scotch Plains-Fanwood (19-3). Ethan Krauss and Shane Conlon each scored a goal in the loss for Shawnee (16-5). JSZ’s James Mooney has highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Coverage of Scotch Plains-Fanwood is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Rahway. Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Mountain Lakes 8 Haddonfield 2 | Group 1 State Championship No. 1 Mountain Lakes claimed their fourth straight Group 1 Title with an 8-2 victory over Haddonfield. The Lakers would go ahead 7-1 at halftime following two early goals from Cullen Fagan who also finished with two assists. Mountain Lakes ties a state record with rival Delbarton for State Championships with 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Summit 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 0 *Suspended* | Group 2 State Championship Lightning in Bridgewater forced the Summit/RFH Group 2 state final to be postponed until Friday at 5pm in Rumson. JSZ will have highlights and post-game reaction from the final boys lacrosse state championship to be played in 2022. 🚨Lightning Postpones Group 2 Lacrosse State Final 🚨 Summit held a 2-0 lead over Rumson-Fair Haven early in the 2nd quarter when the game was halted for excessive lightning in Bridgewater. The game will resume on Friday, June 3 at RFH with a 5pm start. @ADSummitNJ @rfh_ad pic.twitter.com/O2QRQOk55r— Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) June 2, 2022 Bridgewater-Raritan 8 Southern Regional 6 | Group 4 State Championship Alex Delierre broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth quarter with his second goal of the game as the Panthers scored four straight goals to win the Group 4 state championship. Colin Kurdyla had two goals and three assists for Bridgewater-Raritan. Ryan Sininsky had a hat trick for Southern. He scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to put the Rams in front 6-4 but the Panthers scored two goals in the final minute of the third and shutout Southern in the final 12 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton-Orthopaedic Associates Rutgers Prep 11 Montclair Kimberly Academy 4 | Non-Public B State Championship Louis Marius had a career-high five goals and JSZ All-Zone basketball guard Ryan Pettit had two goals and two assists as the Argonauts score the first seven goals of the game on the way to the Non-Public “B” state championship. Rutgers Prep had an 8-1 halftime lead and scored three more goals in the fourth quarter in driving rain at Shore Regional. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights in West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the NJSIAA boys lacrosse state championships is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Watch Tuesday 5.10 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has tremendous action from around the state, including a pair of Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinal games in South Jersey! St. Augustine 4 Cherokee 3 (8 innings) | Diamond Classic Quarterfinal Trailing 3-0 in the 6th inning, Penn commit Ryan Taylor blasted a three-run homer for the Hermits to force extra innings. Then in the 8th inning, an Austin Sofran double plus an interference call made it a walk-off win for top-seeded St. Augustine (15-1). Dylan Cruice drove in a pair of runs for eighth-seeded Cherokee (13-5) in the loss. The Prep will host Kingsway in the Diamond Classic semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Kingsway 4 Shawnee 1 | Diamond Classic Quarterfinal The Dragons stay in the hunt for their first Diamond Classic title behind an eight strikeout performance from Coastal Carolina commit Landon Edwards. Colin Gill hit a solo home run in the win for Kingsway (16-3). Rutgers commit Ethan Bowen racked up 13 strikeouts over five innings in the loss for Shawnee (15-4). Kingsway will face top-seed St. Augustine in the Diamond Classic semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 5.5 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has action from all over the state on Thursday, headlined by a pair of Diamond Classic games from South Jersey. Shawnee 10 Pitman 0 (5 innings) | Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic 1st Round The fifth-seeded Renegades were all business in the opening round of the Diamond Classic, dispatching the 12th-seeded Panthers in five innings. Bucknell commit Drew Uccello went 3-3 with five RBIs in the win for Shawnee (15-3). UMass commit Dylan Terwilliger allowed just three hits in the shutout on the mound. The Renegades will travel to fourth-seeded Kingsway in the Diamond Classic quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Lenape 12 Northern Burlington 1 (5 innings) | Joe Hartman Diamond Classic Quarterfinal The seventh-seeded Indians put on a fireworks display to punch a ticket to the Diamond Classic semifinals. Evan Hunter hit a grand slam, while Andrew Shank, Quin Acchione, and Dylan Shank added solo home runs in the win for Lenape (10-2). C.J. Fredricks has the lone RBI in the loss for second-seeded Northern Burlington (12-2). Lenape will face the winner of Gloucester Catholic and EHT in the semifinals next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mansfield Township: JSZ’s baseball coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Caldwell 10 Nutley 4 The combination of Nick Bergamotto’s bat and Ray Zamloot’s left arm lifted the Chiefs to yet another win in the young season. Bergamotto went 3-3 at the dish with three triples and four RBI to pace the offense while Zamloot struck out 10 batters over six innings on the mound for Caldwell (14-3). Nutley (8-7) had a late push but couldn’t manufacture much offense during the middle innings. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Caldwell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Nutley and Caldwell is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Watch Tuesday 4.26 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has plenty of action from key games all over the state. Enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 11 Delbarton 8 | Boys Hat-trick performances from James Bailey and Max Racich powered the Pirates to a revenge win over the Green Wave. Tied 5-5 at the half, Seton Hall Prep (8-2) buried three consecutive goals to open the third quarter and wouldn’t look back from there. Delbarton (7-4) had defeated SHP at the Kelly Athletic Complex in the state semifinals last season, setting the stage for a tense and competitive game this time around. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One-on-One with Steve Adubato! Allentown 12 Monroe 9 | Boys Allentown improved to 9-2 following a 12-9 victory over reigning GMC Tournament Champions, Monroe. Allentown trailed 4-3 after the first quarter, but led 6-5 at halftime. Ethan Shaltis finished the afternoon with four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Monroe coverage. Haddonfield 12 Shawnee 9 | Boys The Haddons took a 5-1 lead after the first period and never looked back on the road against the Renegades. Nolan Tully led the way with five goals for Haddonfield (5-2). Delaware commit Finn Morgan added two goals and four assists. Fellow Delaware commit Ethan Krauss scores three goals for Shawnee (6-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 4.21 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The high school baseball season rolls on and JSZ brings you a pair of great matchups from the diamond on Thursday. Enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 12 Lenape 2 The Renegades used a five-run first inning to take an early lead and never looked back to hand the Indians its first loss of the season. Daniel Scullion and Reid Uccello finished with two RBIs apiece as seven Renegades registered an RBI. Rutgers-commit Ethan Bowen allowed just one run over four innings in the win for Shawnee (8-3). Max D’Alessandro and Danny Sassaman each drove in a run in the loss for Lenape (6-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from this Olympic Conference rivalry game: St. Joseph (Metuchen) 8 Monroe 2 No. 3 St. Joseph (Metuchen) remains undefeated at 8-0 following an 8-2 victory over GMC Red Division rival Monroe. The Falcons went ahead 2-0 in the first on a sacrifice fly and RBI from Tyler Delvecchio. Delvecchio also belted a two run home run in the fifth and drove in another pair of runs in the sixth inning for a five RBI day. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage.
Watch Thursday 4.14 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The lacrosse season is heating up quickly as some of the top teams in the state clash in mid-April. Check out all the highlights as they roll in! Seton Hall Prep 13 Westfield 5 | Boys Max Racich scored a career-high six goals and Jaz Zanelli had 11 saves as the Pirates bounced back from its first loss of the season. The Pirates raced out to a 3-0 lead and Racich scored three straight goals in the second to help the Prep lead 7-3 at the half. Cody Lam had three goals in the loss for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick Summit 10 Oak Knoll 8 | Girls The Hilltoppers have officially secured the No. 1 ranking in New Jersey. Lily Spinner had the Royals’ defense spinning in circles as scored four first-half goals for Summit (5-1), powering the Hilltoppers to a key win over one of their biggest rivals. Summit’s defense was stellar in the second half – they held Oak Knoll (5-1) scoreless over the final 21 minutes of regulation. Devon Gogerty also scored four goals in the game for the Royals in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Chatham: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Notre Dame 15 Allentown 12 | Boys Notre Dame remains undefeated at 5-0 following a 15-12 victory over Allentown in a battle of two unbeaten Colonial Valley Conference foes. A tight battle from the beginning saw Allentown holding on to an 8-7 lead at halftime. Following a lightning delay with two minutes to go in the third quarter, Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-10 lead and capitalized on penalties in the fourth. Towson commit Joe Meidling ended the afternoon with six goal and four assists for 10 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage. Shawnee 10 Moorestown 5 | Girls The Renegades continue their red-hot start to the season by shutting down the Quakers, the twelfth-ranked team in the USA Lacrosse national rankings. Elle Trzaskawka and Mackenzie Borbi combined for seven goals to pace the Renegades attack. Coastal Carolina-commit Carley Vernon racked up ten saves, highlights a stout defensive day from Shawnee (6-0). Maddie Miceli scored a pair of goals in the loss for Moorestown (5-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 4.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has a pair of great lacrosse games from a busy Friday around the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Summit 8 Seton Hall Prep 3 | Boys John Murray had a career-high four goals and Dylan Sebastian added a pair of fourth-quarter goals and an assist to give the Hilltoppers (3-0) a statement win against a Seton Hall Prep squad that is currently ranked second in the latest state polls. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of an outstanding top 5 showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Shawnee 11 Clearview 7 | Girls The Renegades started fast, but needed to fend off a second-half rally from the Pioneers to stay undefeated on the season. Abby Davidson led the way with three goals on the afternoon for Shawnee (4-0). Mackenzie Borbi and Mady Cattani each scored a pair of goals in the win. Ryan Remaly and Ashley Noto netted two goals apiece in the loss for Clearview (3-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mullica Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Tuesday 4.5 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The action continues with some tremendous games early in the season. Enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 11 Lenape 4 | Boys The Renegades pulled away from the Indians in the third period in this Olympic Conference rivalry game. Delaware commit Ethan Krauss and Nate Sears each scored three goals for Shawnee (3-0) in the win. Nolan Samson scored a pair of goals for Lenape (0-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cherokee 14 Clearview 10 | Boys The Chiefs used a 6-0 scoring run in the second half to knock off the Pioneers and stay undefeated to start the season. Billy Westerby led the way with four goals on the afternoon for the Chiefs. Nate Bialy and Sean Cole tallied three goals each in the win for Cherokee (2-0). Carter Bobbit and Mario Leone each scored three goals in the loss for Clearview (2-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s lacrosse coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Westfield 16 Montclair 3 | Boys The Blue Devils busted open a 2-1 game with an eight-goal second period thanks to the duo of Cody Lam and Ryan Waldman. Lam finished with seven goals and Waldman added six. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick while our Montclair coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health Monroe 6 South Brunswick 6 | Girls Looking for their first wins of the season, Monroe and South Brunswick’s match up ended in a 6-6 tie. South Brunswick began the game on a 3-0 run before Monroe cut the deficit to 4-2 entering halftime. Trailing by three in the second period, the Falcons tied the game on three consecutive goals. Unfortunately after two overtimes, darkness would end the exciting evening. Gracie Berecsky finished with three goals for Monroe. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Monroe and South Brunswick coverage.
Meet JSZ’s Entire 2022 All-Zone Basketball Team!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the 2021-22 high school basketball season with our annual All-Zone team. We announce the Mister and Miss Hoop Zone 2022 winner with extended features on two more great names to add to New Jersey high school basketball history! You can also find our entire All-Zone team below, which highlights the top public and non-public players on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Wagner Repeats as JSZ’s Mister Hoop Zone Camden guard DJ Wagner is a two-time winner of Jersey Sports Zone’s Mister Hoop Zone award. The number one ranked recruit in the nation for the class of 2023 helped “The High” to a Group 2 state championship. He was on 35 first-place ballots in JSZ’s voting, done by high school head coaches and media members around the state. Roselle Catholic’s Simeon Wilcher, who led Roselle Catholic to a Tournament of Champions overtime win against Camden finished in second picking up 22 first-place votes. In the midst of all the attention not only in our state but across the nation, Wagner continues to be humble and has a team-first mentality. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles our two-time Mr. Hoop Zone winner: Thanks to the coaches and media members from every part of the state who cast their vote for 2022 Mister Hoop Zone: Tom Sheridan, Williamstown, Kyle Dhyne, Holy Spirit, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Twp., Dan Williams, Mainland, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Tyler Schmelz, Red Bank Catholic, John Giraldo, Matawan, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Kevin Diverio, Don Bosco, Mergin Sina, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, John Rosser, Overbrook, Mike Nausedas, Marlboro, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Ryan McKeever, Immaculata, Rory Caswell, Toms River North, Lou Piccola, Colts Neck, Rich Buckheit, Mater Dei Prep, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, John Bruno, Ocean City, Nick Vier, Ramapo, Mike Clemente, Central, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Tahj Holden, Ranney, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, A. Melesurgo, Bound Brook, Jeff Gumbs Jr., Perth Amboy, Rich Roche, Notre Dame, Chris Raba, Nottingham, Phil Colicchio, Elizabeth, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Mark Bass, Trenton Catholic, Kevin Williams, Seton Hall Prep, Ryan Derry, Burlington Township, Don DeLeo, Hightstown, James McKeon, Westfield, Liam James, Gloucester, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Dave’s Joint, Adam Zagoria, NY Times, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Matt Manley, Shore Sports Network, Jay Gomes, NJ Hoops, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ SJV’s St. Rose Wins 2022 Miss Hoop Zone in Dominating Fashion St. John Vianney guard Madison St. Rose was a near-unanimous selection to win Jersey Sports Zone’s 2022 Miss Hoop Zone. The Princeton-bound senior was the leader of one of the best teams in New Jersey high school history going 32-1, winning the final Tournament of Champions. While St. Rose was snubbed from national all-star games, the coaches and media in New Jersey have given her proper due as one of the very best from our state to play the game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles the latest great athlete to join the Miss Hoop Zone list: Thanks to the coaches and media members around the state who cast their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone; Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., William Wishart, Shore Regional, Michael Lazur, Ocean Township, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Scott Betson, Mainland, Sandy Chiera, Colonia, Vin Vizzi, Spotswood, Jackie Siscone, ACIT, Ron Powell, Cherokee, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, Chris Hernandez, Weehawkin, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Liz McKeon, Westfield, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Cap Pazdera, New Providence, Kristen Przybylski, Eastern, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Derek Lynn, Montville, Felicia Oliver, Matawan, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Danny Brown, Saddle River Day, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson Eastside, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, NYG Hoops, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Prep Girls Hoops, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, G Thing, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, James Mooney, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ St. Benedict’s Johnson wins JSZ’s Prep Player of the Year St. Benedict’s Prep junior Ty-Laur Johnson was named Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep player of the year after leading the Gray Bees to a dominating 19-1 season and the New Jersey Prep “A” championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has more on a junior guard who shined against elite competition: Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team This week, we’ll have video profiles of every player across the state that we honor as part of the 2022 Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Basketball Team. Public BoysPublic BoysNon-Public BoysNon-Public BoysMr. Hoop Zone FinalistsPOY Winners Darius Adams, ManasquanEJ Matthews-Spratley, Cherry Hill EastAdam Silas, St. Thomas AquinasOtega Oweh, Blair AcademyMark Armstrong, St. Peter's PrepDJ Wagner, Camden, JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone 2022 Andrew Ball, ShawneeCian Medley, CamdenAkil Watson, Roselle CatholicRyan Pettit, Rutgers PrepMackenzie Mgbako, Gill St. Bernard'sTy-Laur Johnson, St. Benedict's Prep, JSZ Prep Player of the Year Aaron Bradshaw, CamdenSavon Myers, Manchester Twp.Brandon Benjamin, Bergen CatholicRyan Zan, Rutgers PrepWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tayvon Gaither, LenapeSavion Pressley, ColoniaDavid Mager, Dwight-EnglewoodTahaad Pettiford, Hudson CatholicSimeon Wilcher, Roselle Catholic Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair HavenSebastian Robinson, ElizabethDeuce Jones, Trenton CatholicNaas Cunningham, Gill St. Bernard's Dasear Haskins, CamdenKeyshun Sanders, PaulsboroDylan Harper, Don BoscoDenver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard's Zoe Holman, Woodrow WilsonJack Seidler, MarlboroElijah Gertrude, Hudson CatholicAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Asim Jones, Paterson CharterDerek Simpson, LenapeJackson Bleeker, Seton Hall PrepCJ Ruoff, Red Bank Catholic Elijah Lewis, Watchung HillsJon Spatola, MarlboroJadin Collins, Rutgers PrepIsaac Hester, Ranney Sean Logan, WestfieldDJ Thomson, KeyportJamarques Lawrence, Roselle CatholicNate Williams, St. John Vianney Carlos Lopez, Egg Harbor Twp.Julian Brown, Bergen Catholic Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team Public GirlsPublic GirlsNon-Public GirlsNon-Public GirlsMiss Hoop Zone FinalistsMiss Hoop Zone Winner Amaya Burch, Timber CreekBrooke Hollawell, ManasquanIsabella Ascencio, IHAAshley O'Connor, St. John Vianney Zoe Brooks, St. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Destiny Bynum-Johnson, UniversityGrace Klag, WestfieldTyonna Bailey, Montclair ImmaculateFaith Pappas, Pope JohnHannah Hidalgo, Paul VI Kylie Capstraw, West OrangeMeghan Lamanna, New ProvidenceAntonia Bates, Rutgers PrepMia Pauldo, Morris CatholicPaulina Paris, Saddle River Day Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair HavenZoie Maffei, Jackson MemorialMikayla Blakes, Rutgers PrepMya Pauldo, Morris CatholicJustine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic Alexis Davis, WoodburyBrynn McCurry, SpartaMeg Cahalan, St. John VianneyKayla Perez, St. Thomas Aquinas Camryn Dirkes, MainlandChristina Midgette, FranklinAlly Carman, Red Ban CatholicAlana Robinson, Pope John Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, ManasquanGia Pissott, Toms River NorthGina Gaccione, IHAGabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic Rylee Drahos, Shore RegionalMadison Schiller, RamapoKatie Ledden, Rutgers PrepTayla Thomas, Montclair Immaculate Katie Fricker, CherokeeRhian Stokes, EwingSara McShea, Paul VIKassidy Thompson, Camden Catholic Kyla Glasser-Hyman, HightstownAlly Sweeney, SpartaKaci Mikulski, Wildwood CatholicFaith Williamson, Saddle River Day Georgia Heine, Manasquan Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
Vote now for Round One of JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness!
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Polls are open now until 3PM on Monday (3/28). Round two will begin on Monday at 4 PM! Vote now on our 16 first round matchups! Click each player’s name to watch the dunk and cast your vote below! Zion Fowler (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Andrew Ball (Shawnee) Will Richardson (Bergen Catholic) vs. Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep) Elijah Gertrude (Hudson Catholic) vs. Rasheer Fleming (Camden) Simeon Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) vs. Asim Jones (Paterson Charter) Joe White (CBA) vs. Matt Solomon (Manasquan) Otega Oweh (Blair) vs. Naas Cunningham (Gill St. Bernard’s) Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Tahaad Pettiford (Hudson Catholic) Elijah Perkins (Camden) vs. Deuce Jones (Trenton Catholic) Aaron Bradshaw (Camden) vs. Rashee Bell (Wildwood Catholic Academy) Derek Simpson (Lenape) vs. Brandon Benjamin (Bergen Catholic) Jadin Collins (Rutgers Prep) vs. George Mitchell (Keyport) Gio Panzini (RBC) vs. Amar Lane (Burlington Twp.) Jameel Morris (Trenton Catholic) vs. Adam Silas (St. Thomas Aquinas) Geancarlo Peguero (Gill St. Bernard’s) vs. Akil Watson (Roselle Catholic) DJ Wagner (Camden) vs. Ryan Zan (Rutgers Prep) Rich Brisco (Roselle Catholic) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Wednesday 3.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The NJ state basketball playoffs continue with the public sectional quarterfinals tipping off on Wednesday. JSZ brings you a wild finish between Cherry Hill East and Eastern, plus a rivalry clash between Cherokee and Shawnee! Cherry Hill East 46 Eastern 45 | Boys | Group 4 South Quarterfinal The Cougars gave a new meaning to the phrase “survive and advance” after fending off a late rally from the Vikings to pick up their 24th straight win. E.J. Matthews-Spratley paced East with a game-high 22 points in the win. Jake Green knocked down the go-ahead three-pointer late in the fourth quarter for Cherry Hill East (27-1). Noah Payne scored a team-high 21 points in a valiant effort from Eastern (15-13). The Cougars will host fourth-seed Cherokee on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from an unforgettable ending in Cherry Hill: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cherokee 30 Shawnee 28 | Boys | Group 4 South Quarterfinal The Chiefs lost to the rival Renegades by 47 points last week, but they flipped the script this time around and shut down Shawnee. Keishon Sellers led a balanced Cherokee attack with ten points. Zach Distel was the unsung hero for the Chiefs (15-13), holding Monmouth commit Andrew Ball to eight points. Matt Fish led the Renegades (21-7) with nine points in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Marlton: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Sunday 2.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has coverage of a pair of big girls games. St. John Vianney takes on the nation’s top-ranked team, Sidwell Friends (DC). Plus, rivals Cherokee and Shawnee square off in the SJIBT final. Enjoy the highlights! Sidwell Friends (DC) 73 St. John Vianney 58 | Girls The Lady Lancers hung with the nation’s #1 team from start to finish, but fell short in Wilmington, Delaware. Princeton commit Madison St. Rose poured in a game-high 28 points for SJV (24-1), while Zoe Brooks added 17 points in the loss. Jadyn Donovan scored 21 points for the Quakers in the win, while UCLA commit Kiki Rice added 15 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Ursuline Academy in Delaware: The girls basketball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Cherokee 26 Shawnee 24 | Girls | SJIBT Final The Chiefs went down to the wire with the Renegades to win their record-fourth SJIBT championship in a classic battle between Olympic Conference rivals. Tournament MVP Katie Fricker scored a game-high 14 points, including the go-ahead basket with 4.1 seconds remaining in regulation for Cherokee (20-2). Nia Scott finished with a team-high seven points in the loss for Shawnee (21-3). Cherokee head coach Ron Powell reached the 600-win milestone with the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Eastern Regional High School: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote Now for JSZ Week 6 Game Balls!
Vote on the best performances in the Garden State for the week of February 7th through February 12th! Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Thursday 2.10 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Cherry Hill East 37 Shawnee 36 | Boys Drew Greene scored a game-high 17 points, as the Cougars beat the Renegades by a single point for the second time this season. E.J. Matthews-Spratley added 11 points for East (20-1), which had now won 17 games in a row. Matt Fish scored a team-high 16 points for Shawnee (16-5) in the loss. Best Live Casinos UK you can choose the online casino from their list or with adequate live dealer games collection and a preferable live casino bonus. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Nottingham vs. Hightstown | Boys Hightstown (12-7) defeated Nottingham (15-6) 60-51 after dropping two games in a row entering the contest. Hightstown would take a 26-15 lead at halftime following a big first half from Robert Eaves. The Rams would go ahead by as many as 15 in the second half as Eaves finished with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Hightstown coverage. JSZ Bonus Coverage: Raritan 48 Matawan 30 | Boys The Rockets and Huskies went into the 4th quarter of their A-North divisional showdown with a 33-23 score and senior Justin Rivera helped put the game away. Rivera dropped a game-high 15 points, and after the game, he was presented with his Week 5 Central Jersey Game Ball for his buzzer-beater against Ranney last week. JSZ’s Jay Cook has it all from Hazlet:
Watch Wednesday 2.9 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
JSZ had cameras at five sectional championships on Wednesday night! Check back throughout the evening as the highlights + interviews roll in! Shawnee 48 Moorestown 19 | Group 4 South Final The Renegades rolled against the Quakers, capturing the first sectional championship in program history. Luke Sherlock, Nick Cottone, Jake Hastings, Chris Ahrens, Matt Quinn and Jay Stokes all won by fall for Shawnee (23-1). Grady Keebler pinned in the loss for Moorestown (15-9). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the action from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Livingston 40 Passaic Tech 27 | North 1 Group 5 Final For the first time since 2003 – a time when wrestlers on the roster weren’t even born yet – the Lancers are sectional champions. Tied 16-16 after the 215-pound bout, Livingston (13-3) rattled off three consecutive pins from Eddie Padilla, Anthony Pellegrino and Aidan Carmody and would ultimately clinch the title win with another pin at 126 from Shaun Quirk. Sultan Seddik was the lone wrestler from Passaic Tech (15-6) to pin in the sectional final. Livingston is set to face Howell in the Group 5 semifinals on Friday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County: Raritan 42 Rumson-Fair Haven 25 | Group 2 Central Final Braden Kmak’s pin with :01 second left in the third period at 132 pounds was the spark that propelled the Rockets to the fourth sectional championship in school history. Raritan had a 22-21 lead before Kmak and Zach Reilly’s back-to-back pins gave the Rockets the title. In all, Raritan had a total of five pins in the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Launching Pad in Hazlet: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Fox&Roach Realtors Southern 28 Kingsway 23 | Group 5 South Final The Rams got rolling right out of the gates, winning the first seven matches of the dual, on their way to their 15th sectional title. Conor Collins defeated Brendan Callahan by decision (9-3) as the Rams won nine of the twelve contested matches on the night. Dakota Morris scored a first-period technical fall in the loss for Kingsway (10-2). Southern (18-0) will now face Phillipsburg in the Group 5 semifinals on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Manahawkin: Howell 31 Hunterdon Central 26 | Group 5 Cental Final For a match of this caliber its only fitting that the Red Devils and Rebels split 7-7 on the mat as it came down to the last match to decide the sectional champion. Giovanni Scafidi secured the title for Howell with his second period pin at 138. Bonus points were the big difference between the Central Jersey foes, as Howell earned bonus points in four matches while Hunterdon Central had a pin at 106 from Peter Plesh and a tech fall from returning state medalist Tanner Peake at 157. Hunter Mays, Thomas Richards and Giovanni Scafidi won by pin as Michael Edmundson earned a major for the Rebels. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Farmingdale:
Watch Wednesday 2.2 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The playoffs begin next week. But first the regular season winds down with tremendous action as Shawnee faces Camden Catholic, and RFH tangles with RBC. Enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 41 Camden Catholic 33 The night came down to the final match at 113 pounds, and Ethan Staples delivered for the Renegades with a clutch pin in the third period to win it. Jake Hastings, Chris Ahrens, Matt Quinn and Jay Stokes also won by fall for Shawnee (17-1). Chase Casey, Jurius Clark, Martin Cosgrove and Jonathan Graham all pinned for the Irish (7-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 38 Red Bank Catholic 27 Freshman Orson de Carvalho scored a dramatic pin at 150 pounds while trailing 13-5 in the third period to score his first varsity win and give RFH a 22-21 lead on the way to a big dual win against their rival. RBC opened the match with three straight wins to take a 15-0 lead before RFH mounted its comeback. When RFH forfeited to RBC All-American Sabino Portella at 175 pounds, RFH state medalist Shay Addison bumped up to 190 pounds and clinched the match with a first-period pinfall. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights form an exciting senior night in Rumson: Thanks to Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway, Fox&Roach Realtors for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven. Mario is the reason we were there to capture an incredible match!
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 4 Game Balls!
The high school hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey for the week of Jan. 24 through Jan. 29! 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 nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) IMPORTANT- PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER CACHING, YOU MAY VOTE MULTIPLE TIMES AND THEN NOT SEE THE TOTAL VOTES CHANGE FOR THE PERSON YOU ARE VOTING FOR. THIS IS A CACHING ISSUE WITH YOUR BROWSER AND/OR ROUTER. IT IS NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING UNDERHANDED. BE ASSURED THAT YOUR VOTES ARE BEING TABULATED BY OUR POLLING PLATFORM, AND WILL SHOW IN THE FINAL TOTALS. OUR VOTING/POLLING PLATFORM RECOGNIZES BOTS , AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT OUT ANY IP ADDRESS WHERE A BOT IS DISCOVERED, SO NO ONE CAN ‘GAME THE SYSTEM’. WE STRIVE TO ENSURE THAT THE RESULTS ARE FAIR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
East Edges Shawnee in Olympic Battle
Cherry Hill East 43 Shawnee 41 The Cougars held off a late charge from the Renegades to win their 10th game in a row. E.J. Matthews-Spratley led the way with a team-high 20 points for East (13-1). Jalen Holmes chipped in with 13 points in the victory. Monmouth commit Andrew Ball poured in a game-high 25 points for Shawnee (9-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this key Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Wednesday 1.19 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
JSZ has highlights from showdowns between Shawnee/Washington Township and Raritan/RFH. Enjoy the action! Shawnee 51 Washington Township 18 The Renegades rolled past the Minutemen to stay undefeated on the season. Jake Hastings, Maximilian Germain and Jay Stokes all won by fall for Shawnee (11-0). Ethan Wilson won by technical fall for Township (7-4) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of both Shawnee and Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Raritan 37 Rumson-Fair Haven 31 The Rockets extend their win streak to 11 as they down the Bulldogs. In an eight to five split, Raritan compiled four pins to get by Rumson. Logan Acevedo, Zach Reilley, Alex Auletta and Nicholas Burns all won by fall in the win as Julian Duque, Cole Pangborn, Ryan Boyer and Shay Addison earned pins for Rumson in the loss. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from Rumson:
Watch Tuesday 1.18 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ had its cameras all over the Garden State to bring you the best from a busy Tuesday. Thanks to our great sponsors for bringing you all of the action! Egg Harbor Twp. 55 Holy Spirit 52 | Boys Isaiah Glenn hit an off-balance three at the buzzer to win a thriller for the Eagles. Glenn finished the game with 11 points. Carlos Lopez led EHT (11-1) with a game-high 20 points, while D.J. Germann added 13 points. Jayden Llanos scored 14 points for the Spartans (5-4) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from an unforgettable night in Absecon: EHT-Holy Spirit highlights are made possible by Cooper University Health Care bonus coverage! Roselle Catholic 61 Westfield 31 | Boys Fresh off a successful trip to the HoopHall Classic this past weekend, the Lions returned to their den and captured their twelfth-straight win over the Blue Devils. Roselle Catholic (12-1) was led by a game-high 16-point performance from North Carolina commit Simeon Wilcher. Davidson-commit Sean Logan nearly captured a triple-double – he had six points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks for Westfield (8-4). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by the support from Senator Jon Bramnick! Keyport 64 Point Beach 59 | Boys Keyport (7-1) defeated Shore Conference rival Point Beach (4-2) 64-59 in a thrilling fourth quarter finish. Locked into a tight battle through the first two quarters, Keyport went ahead 34-25 at halftime as DJ Thompson had 13 points at the break. Point Beach would keep the game tight and despite the Red Raiders losing senior playmaker Anthony Longo in the fourth quarter due to an ejection following an altercation , the Gulls fell just short in the final seconds of regulation. Longo had 10 points, DJ Thompson finished with 26 points, Point Beach’s Anthony Longo had 19 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring our Point Beach coverage. Cherokee 37 Shawnee 31 | Girls The Chiefs brought plenty of defense on Tuesday night in order to hand the Renegades their first loss of the season. TCNJ-commit Katie Fricker finished a game-high 15 points to lead Cherokee (7-2) to its third-straight win. Gabby Recinto chipped in with eleven points in the victory. Nia Scott scored eight of her team-high twelve points in the fourth quarter as Shawnee (10-1) had a late comeback bid fall short. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from this Olympic Conference showdown: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 1.13 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you three games from the Thursday night slate in New Jersey high school basketball. We’ve got milestones for the Shawnee boys and RBC girls plus Monroe’s boys win a tight game! Monroe 57 Piscataway 55 | Boys Monroe (8-2) defeated Piscataway (2-4) 57-55 to pick up a third straight win. After a tied first quarter, Monroe went ahead 28-23 at halftime. The Falcons would lead by as many as 11 in the fourth quarter before Piscataway rallied back late to cut it to a two point game in the final seconds. However, the Chiefs fell just short of a possible tie. Brothers Josh, Jon and Eli Okocha combined for 37 points. Eli had 10, Josh 12 and Jon finished with 15 points. Aaren Austin for Piscataway led all scorers with 21 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage. Shawnee 67 Williamstown 45 | Boys It was a historic night in Medford on Thursday as the Renegades topped the Braves on senior night. Renegades head coach Joe Kessler became the 13th coach in New Jersey history to reach 700 career wins in his 35th season at the helm. Monmouth-commit Andrew Ball got the party started with a pair of first quarter dunks on his way to a team-high 20 points in the win for Shawnee (7-2). Landon Eaton scored a game-high 21 points in the loss for Williamstown (4-3). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Shawnee and Williamstown is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Red Bank Catholic 67 Rumson-Fair Haven 48 | Girls Justine Pissott scored 28 points and reached the 1,000 point mark in her career early in the fourth quarter as the Caseys overcame a four-point halftime deficit to win their 9th game in a row. The University of Tennesee signee was the catalyst of an 18-4 third quarter that put RBC ahead for good. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Thanks to Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven all year long!
JSZ Game Balls makes its 2022 debut!
We’ve got 60 nominees around the state for six JSZ Game Balls. Cast your vote now to honor great performances from last week in high school basketball for both boys and girls! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2022 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Wednesday 12.29 JSZ Basketball Highlights
St. Thomas Aquinas 44 Shawnee 29 | Boys | Boardwalk Basketball Classic The Trojans travelled down to Wildwood and grinded out a win over the Renegades to stay undefeated. Adam Silas led Aquinas (6-0) with 15 points, while Terrell Pitts added 14 points. Dwight Matthews scored eight points for Shawnee (3-1) in the loss. The Trojans advance to a bracket championship game to face Archbishop Carroll (PA) tomorrow. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Wildwoods Convention Center: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Don Bosco Prep 60 First Baptist (SC) 53 | Boys | Lowcountry Roundball Classic The Ironmen got 18 points and six assists from Isaiah Edmond to score a second straight win over a South Carolina school in the Lowcountry Roundball Classic. The 5-0 Ironmen have one more game in Charleston before returning to the Garden State. Thanks to WCIV for providing us with highlights! Pennington 55 Hillsborough 48 | Girls | John Molinelli Tournament Pennington (8-1) picked up their seventh straight win following a 55-48 victory over Hillsborough in the John Molinelli Holiday Tournament Final. Tied at 10-10 after one quarter of play, opponents Morgan Matthews and Francesca Schiro battled neck and neck all game long until Pennington led by as many as 17 in the final quarter. Matthews finished with 20 points and Tournament MVP while despite the loss Francesca “Cesci” Schiro led all scorers with 24 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hillsborough and Pennington coverage.
Watch Tuesday 12.21 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has plenty of Tuesday night highlights for you thanks to our great sponsors! West Windsor-Plainsboro South 69 Nottingham 66 OT | Boys West Windsor-Plainsboro South (1-1) picked up their first win of the season following a 69-66 overtime victory over Nottingham (2-1). South went ahead 28-25 at halftime behind a big first half from senior guard Rickey Boone. The Pirates led by as many as 10 in the fourth quarter before Nottingham tied the game with a buzzer beating three point shot from Joe Lemly. However, in overtime South was able to pull away with a 69-66 win thanks to four made free throws from Ben Jaclin. Jaclyn had 20 points and 5 rebounds while Rickey Boone had 23 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our West Windsor-Plainsboro South coverage and Nottingham coverage. Shawnee 43 Washington Twp. 34 | Boys The Renegades picked up its second-straight win to open the season with a stout defensive effort against the Minutemen. Matt Fish led all scorers with 16 points in the win for Shawnee (2-0). Quamir Land notched a team-high ten points in the loss for Washington Twp. (1-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee and Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cherokee 51 Eastern 26 | Girls Gabby Recinto was relentless on the road for the Chiefs. The junior scored a game-high 29 points in the victory. Katie Fricker chipped in with ten points for Cherokee (2-1). Maya Edwards scored ten points for the Vikings (0-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference clash: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
Jersey Sports Zone is proud to salute our All-State selections. We have video highlights of every JSZ All-Zone selection and celebrate Millville’s LeQuint Allen as the 2021 JSZ Zoneman Trophy winner LeQuint Allen wins 2021 JSZ Zoneman Trophy It was a celebration on a few different levels for Millville’s LeQuint Allen on Dec. 17. He was awarded the 2021 Zoneman Trophy, Jersey Sports Zone’s honor for the top player in New Jersey. Allen rushed for nearly 2,000 yards, scored 26 touchdowns, and made over 120 tackles on defense for the Thunderbolts this fall. JSZ was able to present Allen with the hardware during a signing celebration. Allen officially signed with Syracuse University on Wednesday, but family, friends, coaches and teammates were on hand on Friday to celebrate the achievement. Watch JSZ’s coverage of Allen’s big day: Zoneman Voting Breakdown It was the largest ballot (seven players) in the history of the award, as well as the closest final tally in voting history. JSZ polled 92 coaches + 31 media members to collect 123 total ballots. The ballots were collected equally from all parts of the state. Voting Coaches John Hack, Morris Catholic | Ashley “Smoke” Pierre, Irvington | Steve Dunn, Rutherford | Nick Campanile, DePaul | Dan Marangi, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | Dan Sabella, Don Bosco | Todd Smith, Hun | Mike Cipot, North Brunswick | Ryan Fullen, Hightstown | Jason Glezmen, Keyport | Jay Graber, Matawan | Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg | Lou Zampella, Hudson Catholic | Anthony Lanzafama, Old Bridge | Jeff Rainess, Holmdel | Matt Ahearn, Colts Neck | AJ Russo, Holy Spirit | Montrey Wright, Salem | Jim Raso, Hammonton | John Emel, Penns Grove | Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp. | John Adams, Woodstown | Kevin Smith, Ocean City | Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. | James Melody, Cedar Creek | Steve Scanlon, Clearview | Dennis Thomas, Millville | Chuck Smith, Mainland | Dallas Whitaker, Somerville | Brian Russo, Rahway | Jon Viotto, South Brunswick | Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial | Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty | Jim Desarno, Westfield | Kevin Carty Jr., Hillsborough | Ralph Cinque, Clifton | James Magazine, Eastside | Brian Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep | Brian Bowers, Delbarton | Barris Grant, Hillside | Rich Hansen III, St. Peter’s Prep | Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township | Albert Chiola, Linden | Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville | Shane Fallon, Red Bank Regional | Dom Gaston, Pope John | Chris Beagan, Sayreville | Joe LaSala, Woodbridge | Rich Hilliard, St. Joseph Metuchen | Benjie Wimberly, St. Joe-Montvale | Kevin Kostibos, Summit | John Bird, Keansburg | Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley | William Clark, Perth Amboy | Brian Wright, Timber Creek | Jason Morrell, West Deptford | Dominic Tomeo, Triton | William Hamilton, South Plainfield | Chet Parlavecchio, New Providence | Matthew Demarest, Passaic Tech | Anthony Petruzzi, Raritan | Rob Gogerty, Cedar Grove | Dominick Lepore, Manalapan | Rich Seubert, Watchung Hills | Joe Wojchekowski, Lenape | Lou Grasso, Union | Tim Gushue, Shawnee | Don Klein, Ocean Township | Nick Pulli, Gateway | Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic | Ray Lucas, Harrison | Brian Staub, Point Pleasant Boro | J. Schulte, Rumson-Fair Haven | Tom Roarty, Colonia | Andy West, Ridge | Zoran Milich, Montgomery | Joe Passaro, Pingry | Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic | Jon Simoneau, Bernards | Kevin Kley, North Hunterdon | Mike Lange, RBC | Darnell Grant, West Orange | Ken Loomis, Wildwood | Garrett Lucas, Delran | Milo McGuire, Nottingham | Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown | Chris Sacco, Absegami | Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. | Sean Clancy, Notre Dame | Walt Currie, Brick Memorial | Mike Wilson, Schalick Voting Media Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media | Michael McGarry, Press of Atlantic City | Rich Chrampanis, JSZ | Ryan Patti, Rivals | Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report | Jay Cook, JSZ | Tom Williams, Prime Events | Mike Frankel, JSZ | Nery Rodriguez, JSZ | Tom Horak, Max Preps/NJ Advance Media | Big Central Gridiron | Andrew Koob, NJ Advance Media | Shawn Brown, 247 Sports | Scott Faytok, NJ Advance Media | Jon Jones, Max Preps | Simeon Pincus, Gannett | Pat Rice, PJR Sports Report | Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio | Ken Bradley, JSZ | Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media | Korbid Thompson, King James Radio | Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network | Marcus Borden, Gannett | Mark Trible, Glory Days | Todderick Hunt, NJ Advance Media | Pat Lanni, NJ Advance Media | James Mooney, JSZ | Steve Bassin, Gannett | Darron Wallace, JSZ | Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press | Joe Zedalis, NJ Advance Media 2021 JSZ Zoneman Balloting 123 coaches and media members cast their vote for New Jersey's Player of the Year. 3 points for a first-place vote, 2 points for a 2nd, 1 point for a 3rd. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total LeQuint AllenMillville341715151 Tommy AmanwkaaHillsborough242719146 Davison Igbinosun Union232324139 JoJo BermudezCedar Creek112227104 Steve AngeliBergen Catholic15151691 Alex BrownRed Bank Catholic12131173 Q'Yaeir PriceDePaul Catholic46933 2021 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman FinalistsPrep Player of the Year Jalin Butler, Donovan CatholicNunes Bukula IV, Donovan CatholicJahmeer Cartagena, St. Joseph AcademyChristian Carti, Bergen CatholicChase Bisontis, Don Bosco PrepLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJacob Allen, Hun Jaden Craig, Seton Hall PrepRyan Butler, Bergen CatholicSantino Correa, Bergen CatholicDom Brogna, Bergen CatholicTommy Amankwaa, Hillsborough Robert "Champ" Long, St. Peter's PrepRonnie Heath, Don Bosco PrepKyree Drake, Donovan CatholicVince Carpenter, Red Bank CatholicSteve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Ja'son Prevard, St. Joseph AcademySam Slade, St. Peter's PrepNick Dunneman, Seton Hall PrepCaron McNair, Donovan CatholicJoJo Bermudez, Cedar Creek AJ Rodriguez, DePaul CatholicMyles Thomason, Seton Hall PrepMarshawn Ferguson, DePaul CatholicChris Moreno, Don Bosco PrepAlex Brown, Red Bank Catholic Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine PrepZion Fowler, St. Peter's PrepAndre Oben, St. Peter's PrepDavison Igbinosun, Union Nasir Hill, St. Augustine PrepTaj White, Hudson CatholicQ'Yaeir Price, DePaul Catholic Elijah Steward, Holy Spirit Jon Wyatt, St. Thomas Aquinas 2021 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackSpecial Teams Alex Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChris Chasia, DePaul CatholicJayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicGiancarlo Carbonaro, Bergen Catholic Pat Caughey, DelbartonRajahn Cooper, Red Bank CatholicJayden Bonsu, St. Peter's PrepNick Conforti, Seton Hall Prep Denis Jaquez, St. Augustine PrepJackson Dowd, Seton Hall PrepEdward Conoran, DePaul CatholicLogan Rager, Bergen Catholic Jayson Jenkins, Notre DameMike Francisco, Holy SpiritJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Sydir Mitchell, Bergen CatholicTimmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco PrepJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Jimmy Mullen, St. Joe-MontvaleMalachi Mercer, Bergen CatholicAvery Powell, St. Peter's Prep DJ Samuels, Bergen CatholicJake Smiechowski, St. Joe-MontvalePete Schuh, St. Joe-Montvale Brady Small, St. Augustine PrepKenny Selby, St. Augustine Prep 2021 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Enzo Arjona, Northern HighlandsCharlie Barth, New ProvidenceLotzeir Brooks, MillvilleWill Dixon, HillsboroughDieurnest Collin, East Orange Hamas Duren, Winslow Twp.Harry Boland, CaldwellJaimen Bryant, SomervilleMatt Fries, Cranford Jack Grusser, RamapoBrandon Boria, CherokeeMichael Estremera, Woodrow WilsonNelson Monegro, Union City Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonSteven Burkhardt, GloucesterAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Cole Skinner, Point Pleasant Boro Raeden Oliver, East OrangeJa'Quan Howard, Cedar CreekMichael Marinelli, Cedar GroveChristian Smith, Rumson-Fair Haven Danny Veenstra, RamseyColin Murray, CranfordTravis Osterhout, Jefferson Twp.Dan Volpe, Colts Neck Matt Welsey, ShawneeNaz'sir Oglesby, Woodrow WilsonBenny Robinson, RamapoTyler Williams, Clifton Damon Phillips, East OrangeTrey Simmons, Winslow Twp. Famah Toure, Irvington 2021 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Justin Evans-Jenkins, IrvingtonZion Cheeks, Penns GroveAvery Cohen, ShawneeJai Patel, South Brunswick Kenny Fletcher, DelranBobby Hahn, HaddonfieldChris Corbo, West Essex Mike Gray, Ocean CityTurner Inge, WilliamstownWill Gallagher, Cranford Jahsin Jacobs, Paterson EastsideJohn Lista, Rumson-Fair HavenJessiah Gildersleeve, Salem Charlie Johnson, Northern HighlandsKyle Louis, East OrangeQuiyon McMillan, Nottingham Aiden Moriarity, Rumson-Fair HavenDamir McCrary, Woodrow WilsonAdon Shuler, Irvington Ahmad Nalls, East OrangeEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Donovan Swasey, Clifton Jaydan Wright, MillvilleStefano Montella, West MorrisCurtis Whiting, Hackensack CJ Resto, Cedar Creek Dylan Snee, Ramapo Meet The 2021 Zoneman Trophy Finalists LeQuint Allen, Millville RB The face of Millville football boasted an incredible level of physicality and athleticism throughout the entire 2021 season. LeQuint Allen ran wild against defenses from the start of the year in Ocean City until the end at Rutgers University, where the Thunderbolts capped off a 12-1 season with a South Group 4 Regional Championship. He rushed for 1,901 yards on 229 carries and found the endzone 23 times. Allen is committed to Syracuse University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the profile: Tommy Amankwaa, Hillsborough ATH Tommy Amankwaa was one of the most improved players in the entire state of New Jersey from his junior to senior seasons. Amankwaa was a true swiss army knife weapon for the Raiders. On offense, he tallied 99 total touches for 1,726 scrimmage yards and a combined 27 touchdowns as Hillsborough put together a perfect 13-0 season. His red-hot play this season earned him an offer from Rutgers – he verbally committed to the Scarlet Knights soon after. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the profile: Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic QB Steve Angeli’s legacy at Bergen Catholic is undeniable after a historic season in Oradell. Angeli led the Crusaders to a perfect 12-0 season, a Non-Public A championship, and a top-five national ranking in 2021. The Crusaders’ signal-caller brought his game to a new level this season after throwing for 1,709 yards and 15 touchdowns in one of the toughest conferences in the entire country. Angeli, a natural leader and an Under Armour All-American, graduates high school in December and will be enrolled at Notre Dame after the New Year. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the profile: JoJo Bermudez, Cedar Creek WR A true speedster and the definition of a deep threat, JoJo Bermudez was a game-breaking talent for Cedar Creek in 2021. Bermudez hauled in an unsightly 91 catches for 1,662 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Pirates. Bermudez dominated defensive backfields all season long and helped Cedar Creek to a perfect 13-0 season. His blazing start to the regular season caught the eyes of coaches from Cincinnati, as he is now verbally committed to the Bearcats. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the profile: Alex Brown, Red Bank Catholic QB Alex Brown’s story throughout the 2021 postseason is well documented and will be talked about for years to come on Broad Street. Following the death of his mother, Brown delivered 12 touchdowns and no turnovers in the Caseys’ three-game playoff run to win the Non-Public B championship. The Bucknell commit ultimately threw for 1,817 yards and 22 touchdown passes with 519 rushing yards and 10 touchdown runs in his lone season at Red Bank Catholic. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the profile: Davison Igbinosun, Union ATH There are no arguments here: Davison Igbinosun is one of the most dynamic players in the entire state of New Jersey. Igbinosun was a hawking defensive back and a devastating weapon on offense for the Farmers in his final high school year. He was the top receiver and rusher for the Farmers’ offense and notched 74 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Union’s season had an unceremonious ending, but that doesn’t take away from the impact he had in a 9-2 season in Union County. Q’yaier Price, DePaul Catholic DE One of the state’s most unblockable defensive forces finished off a senior season with some eye-popping numbers. Price compiled 35.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks for the 9-3 Spartans in 2021. He led the way for a defense that didn’t allow a touchdown for a five-game stretch at the beginning of the season and who eventually made it to the Non-Public B title game. Price flipped commitments from Syracuse to Rutgers after emerging as one of New Jersey’s top edge defender talents during the 2021 season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the profile: 2021 JSZ Football Plays of the Year The top plays captured by JSZ cameras were on display each week for the Top Play Belt. Our year-end plays of the year featured six winners that went head to head for the final Top Play Belt of the 2021 season:
Vote on JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone shot hundreds of hours of football this year, and our cameras captured dozens of tremendous plays. Now we want you to vote on the best plays of the year! The Categories: TD Run of the Year | TD Pass of the Year | Defensive TD of the Year | Special Teams TD of the Year | Sack of the Year | Clutch Play of the Year Watch each of the highlight reels below, and then vote on your favorites as much as you’d like. Our polls close on Friday at noon. After that, we’ll put the winners of each of our six polls in one final poll to determine the overall play of the year! TD Run of the Year TD Pass of the Year Defensive TD of the Year Special Teams TD of the Year Sack of the Year Clutch Play of the Year
Vote for JSZ’s Soccer Plays of the 2021 Season!
The 2021 high school soccer season in New Jersey has come to a close and our team of MMJ’s are putting a bowtie on an exciting year with one final batch of polls. Vote for four different categories for our Plays of the Year with video exclusively captured by JSZ cameras. The voting will stay open until Friday, Nov. 26 at noon. Watch each reel and then vote as early and often as you’d like! Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Girls Soccer Goal of the Year New addition – state champ Holmdel has a nominee thanks to Juliana Kolbasovsky! @JSZ_Sports this one should of been a nomination for goal of the year— HHS Girls Soccer (@HHSGirlsSoc20) November 23, 2021 Golden Goal of the Year Save of the Year
Watch Saturday 11.20 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
We’ve got three great games for the entire JSZ audience thanks to our friends at Rothman Orthopaedics and Cooper University Health Care. Watch Bergen Catholic and St. Peter’s Prep in the Non-Public “A” state semifinal, Rutherford hosting Jefferson Township in the North 2 Group 2 championship, and Winslow taking on Shawnee in the Central Group 4 final! Bergen Catholic 35 St. Peter’s Prep 10 | Non-Public “A” Semifinal The Crusaders are that much closer to cementing their 2021 legacy. A trio of touchdowns from Notre Dame QB commit Steve Angeli (two rushing, one passing) led Bergen Catholic (11-0) to another impressive win over a fellow North Jersey power. Princeton-bound running back Ryan Butler made program history while the Crusaders’ defense grabbed three interceptions to stop St. Peter’s Prep (8-4). The win sets up a massive showdown in the Non-Public “A” final between Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco Prep. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is being brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics Jefferson Township 28 Rutherford 7 | North 2 Group 2 Final Erik Garv threw three touchdown passes coming in after an injury to starting quarterback Peter Delaportas to lead the Falcons to its first sectional title in 2008. Rutherford scored on the opening drive and Delaportas suffered a shoulder injury late in the first quarter. Garv, who was the starting QB last year at Jefferson, came on in relief and threw two second-quarter touchdowns to Travis Osterhout to give Jefferson a 14-7 lead at the half. Theo Fisher and Jason Eisele added fourth-quarter TD’s to give the #6 seed an improbable title. Jefferson will face unbeaten Caldwell on Nov. 27 at 11 am at MetLife Stadium. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutherford is being brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Winslow Twp. 34 Shawnee 22 | Central Group 4 Final Trey Thorpe rushed for 179 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Eagles to the first sectional championship in program history. Hamas Duren also threw a TD pass to Trey Simmons in the victory for Winlsow (9-2). Matt Welsey threw a touchdown pass and rushed for a pair of scores for the Renegades (7-4) in the loss. Winslow advances to face Millville in a regional championship game at Rutgers on December 5th. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
The playoffs bring out the best from NJ football – vote now for JSZ’s Week 10 Top Play!
The first round of the playoffs saw some incredible highlights around the state. Check out the best plays captured by JSZ cameras and cast your vote now! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 11 great nominees for our Week 10 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to Rutherford’s Doug Russell for winning the JSZ Week 9 Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch Friday 11.5 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
The playoffs begin with tremendous action all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Somerville 38 Rahway 21 | Group 3 South Quarterfinal (4) Somerville (8-2) defeated (5) Rahway (4-5) 38-21 to advance to the South Jersey, Group 3 Semifinals. Rahway scored on its first two offensive possessions to lead 15-8 after the first quarter. Somerville answering back in the second tied the game at 15 heading into halftime. After both teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, Senior standout Jaimen Bryant would find the end zone twice in the fourth for the eventual victory. Bryant finished with three touchdowns and an interception. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Somerville: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with OceanFirst Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Shawnee 34 Hammonton 15 | Group 4 Central Quarterfinal The second-seeded Renegades trailed 8-7 after one quarter of play, but methodically pulled away from the Blue Devils to advance. Matt Welsey threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score in the victory. Avery Cohen and Luke Anderson each caught a TD pass, while Dean Bialous rushed for two touchdowns for Shawnee (6-3). Justin Doughty caught a TD pass for seventh-seeded Hammonton (5-6) in the loss. The Renegades will host sixth-seeded Clearview next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 23 Union City 6 | Group 5 North 2 Quarterfinal The Stateliners raced out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter and sealed the victory with a Caleb Rivera pick six to score a win at Maloney Stadium. P’burg will take on 2nd seed Clifton on the road in the sectional semis. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights and post-game reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is being brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club Donovan Catholic 48 Notre Dame 8 | Non-Public “A” First Round Jalin Butler threw for 176 yards and three touchdowns in the air while adding 76 yards and a TD on the ground in the Griffins dominating opening round win over the Irish. Nunes Bukula had 139 yards rushing and two scores as the Griffins raced out to a 35-0 lead midway through the second quarter. DC will face #1 seed Bergen Catholic in the Non-Public “A” quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Toms River:
Watch Thursday 11.4 JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights
The state playoffs continue with quarterfinal round action on Thursday. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 2 Washington Twp. 1 (2OT) | Boys | Group 4 South Chris Meder scored a golden goal with 44 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to send the Chiefs to the sectional semifinals. Meder also scored a goal in regulation for 11th-seeded Cherokee (12-5). Matt Liss converted a penalty kick for the third-seeded Minutemen (14-4-1) in the loss. The Chiefs will now travel to Kingsway on Monday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. New Brunswick 4 Monroe 3 OT | Boys | Group 4 Central 3) New Brunswick (13-7-1) defeated (6) Monroe (12-7-3) 4-3 in overtime to advance to the Central Jersey, Group 4 Semifinals. Down 2-0 at halftime, New Brunswick following back to back goals from David Canseco would tie the game at 2-2. Jared Krasnove would give Monroe a brief lead before Adrian Gabino tied the game with seven minutes remaining in regulation to send the game to overtime. In O.T. Bryan Cervantes would find net in the opening two minutes to advance New Brunswick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage. Kingsway 2 Shawnee 0 | Boys | Group 4 South The second-seeded Dragons defended home turf against the seventh-seeded Renegades to earn a spot in the Group 4 South semifinals. Senior Tyler Cordery and junior Antonio Amoroso each score goals for Kingsway (16-2-1). Senior AJ Henry picked up the clean sheet in net for the Dragons. Kingsway will host Cherokee on Monday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Swedesboro: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote Now for Final JSZ Game Balls of the Fall!
The final week of the regular season has officially come and gone and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are around for one final week. Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored on a weekly basis. Did we miss a player? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our MMJ’s below. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Monday 10.25 JSZ Soccer Highlights
We kick off the week with a pair of great soccer tournament games, thanks to our incredible sponsors. Enjoy the highlights! Bishop Eustace 0 (4) Shawnee 0 (2) (PKs) | Girls | South Jersey Coaches Tournament Quarterfinal After 100 minutes of scoreless soccer the Crusaders came through in the clutch, taking down the Renegades in penalty kicks to reach the semifinals of the SJ Coaches Tournament. Allie Serlenga, Mia Abbey, Olivia Falocco, and Madison Marbach all scored as 13-seed Bishop Eustace went a perfect 4-for-4 in PKs. Nikki Dedes and Julia Tepes scored in the shootout for fifth-seed Shawnee. Bishop Eustace will take on top-seed Eastern in the semifinals later this week in Cherry Hill. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Pennington 1 Notre Dame 0 | Girls | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal (1) Pennington (13-2-2) defeated (5) Notre Dame (11-3-2) 1-0 to advance to the Mercer County Tournament Final. The Red Raiders went ahead on an early first half goal from sophomore Morgan Kotch to lead 1-0 at halftime. Despite a great day at goal from Rutgers commit Olivia Bodmer, Notre Dame was unable to score in the second half. Bodmer finished the evening with 5 saves. Pennington will face (2) Pennington (16-1-2) in the Championship on 10/28 as the Rd Raiders eye a third consecutive MCT crown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Pennington and Notre Dame coverage.
Watch Friday 10.22 JSZ Football Highlights
We’ve got two games of highlights for the entire JSZ audience thanks to the support of our great sponsors! St. Augustine 21 Shawnee 7 The Hermits are one of the hottest teams in the state right now, as they picked up their seventh straight win with a victory over the Renegades. Kanye Udoh rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for St. Augustine (7-1). Trey McLeer threw a TD pass to Princeton commit Nasir Hill, and Franklin Simms rounded out the scoring for the Prep with a touchdown run. Matt Welsey threw a TD pass to Erich Hartmann for Shawnee (4-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Notre Dame 36 Trenton 0 Sophomore quarterback AJ Surace had two TD passes and two TD runs in the first half to lead the Irish (4-3) to a shutout win at home. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights from Lawrence Township: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Trenton and Notre Dame.
Watch Friday 10.8 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ once again had cameras all over the state to capture the best action the Garden State has to offer on the gridiron. Enjoy the highlights as they come in! Northern Highlands 29 Clifton 6 The Highlanders may very well have the resume to call themselves one of the best teams in the Garden State. Northern Highlands (6-0) toppled Clifton (5-1) thanks to its defense which completed a shutout effort for the second straight week. Ben Scrivanich had a pick-six, Ian Langan had an interception and both Charlie Johnson and Jayden Dorilas notched sacks in a stifling defensive performance. Nick Branca led the offense with 93 yards and two TD runs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Clifton: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of this Super Football Conference game was sponsored by OceanFirst Bank! Cherokee 56 Shawnee 21 The Chiefs sent the Renegades a message in this Burlington County rivalry game. Brandon “Bam” Boria absolutely went off, rushing for 334 yards and five touchdowns in the victory for Cherokee (3-2). Matt Welsey threw two touchdown passes and rushed for a score for Shawnee (4-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Marlton: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Twp. 42 Williamstown 7 The Minutemen made it a special night for its seniors on homecoming by knocking off the Braves to win the Border Bowl for the first time since 2015. Senior Jo’Nathan Silver had a big night on the ground, rushing for 194 yards and two touchdowns in the win. Senior Nah’mere Graves added a rushing touchdown and a 65-yard pick-six for Washington Twp. (5-1). Villanova-commit Turner Inge rushed for a touchdown in the loss for Williamstown (3-3). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Twp. and Williamstown is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
October and the Week 5 Game Ball Polls Arrive Together!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Week 4 Brings Big Game Efforts. Vote Now for JSZ Game Balls!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Wednesday 9.22 JSZ Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of action on the pitch around the Garden State on Wednesday. Enjoy our sponsored highlights! Washington Twp. 0 Shawnee 0 (2OT) | Boys In a battle between two South Jersey Group 4 title contenders, the Minutemen and the Renegades came away with a draw after 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. Zack Masny made nine saves for Washington Township (1-1-1). Daniel Ferrer made six saves for Shawnee (4-0-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Boys and Girls Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Coverage of both Washington Township and Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Brick Township 1 Brick Memorial 1 (F-2OT) | Boys Billy Caruso scored on a second-half penalty kick for the Mustangs and the Dragons countered with Jayson Nardon’s sixth goal of the season to earn a draw with their crosstown rival. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the battle of Brick highlights from the Drum Point Soccer Complex Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Brick Township and Brick Memorial is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank
Week Three JSZ Game Ball Polls are Live!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Wednesday 9.15 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Pennington 7 Princeton Day 0 | Boys After a three game season last year, national prep power Pennington (2-0) has been on a scoring frenzy in 2021. Following their 7-0 win over Princeton Day (1-2), the Red Raiders have now scored 14 goals in their first two matchups. Aidan Keith and Gabe DiPierro got the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 9.10 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 features plenty of great games all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! Thanks for getting your JSZ All-Access pass to watch our full Friday night football coverage. We’ve got four games from around the state in addition to Hillsborough’s win over Phillipsburg (available to everyone […] 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.
Cami Silvestro strikes gold in OT to lift Eastern past Shawnee
Eastern starts the 2021 season with high expectations, but will need some fresh faces to step up due to injuries for the top-ranked team in the Garden State. Senior captain Cami Silvestro will play a huge role for the Vikings this season, helping a young team get up-to-speed. The Army-commit scored both goals including the game-winner in OT to lift Eastern to a thrilling, season-opening win over Olympic Conference foe Shawnee. Freshman Julia Tepes scored the lone goal in the loss for the Renegades. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank. Coverage of Eastern and Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 9.3 JSZ Football Highlights
Week One continues with a tremendous slate of Friday night games. Enjoy the highlights as they come in! JSZ spans the state to bring you five more great games around New Jersey. Thanks again for getting your All-Access Pass and allowing us to capture great moments from New Jersey high school sports every single day. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
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 Wednesday 6.2 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The NJSIAA sectional baseball playoffs are officially underway, and JSZ has cameras all over the state to capture the action from the first round! Marlboro 11 Monroe 4 | Central Group 4 (9) Marlboro kicked off the opening round of the Central Group 4 playoffs with an 11-4 upset victory over (8) Monroe (14-7). Tied at […] 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 5.26 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ’s cameras were busy on Wednesday with a full slate of action on the diamond. Stay tuned as the highlights come in! Red Bank Catholic 5 Manalapan 2 (8 Innings) | Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Nico Gonzalez hit the go-ahead RBI single in the 8th inning and Shane Panzini pitched two innings in relief 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.
Tamburro Wins Week 3 South Jersey Game Ball
Shawnee senior Nick Tamburro was electric for the Renegades in an 8-1 win over Cherry Hill West last week. Tamburro threw a complete-game with 14 strikeouts on the mound, while going 3-3 with two doubles and two RBIs at the plate. Nick received over 3,600 votes to take home the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 3 Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Shawnee Walks It Off Against Rancocas Valley in Extra Innings
Shawnee 6 Rancocas Valley 5 (9 Innings) The Renegades are rolling at the right time, picking up its fifth-straight win in a wild extra-inning game against the Red Devils. Bucknell-commit Drew Uccello made the most of his afternoon as he knocked in a run, caught two runners stealing, and scored the game-winning run on a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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 Tuesday 4.27 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ keeps the lacrosse highlights coming with some of the Garden State’s top teams in action on Tuesday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Summit 12 Montclair 3 | Boys Michael Bonomo’s career-best five goal performance was the driving factor in Summit’s (4-0) continued hot start. Bonomo fed off of […] 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’s Day 2 NJSIAA Wrestling Finals Highlights!
What a weekend! New Jersey has officially crowned all 14 state champions for the 2021 season, a feat that looked rather bleak six months ago. Our team of MMJ’s provided wall-to-wall coverage of each state final this weekend at Phillipsburg High School. Don’t miss our coverage of Saturday’s action which featured top notch names and wrestlers whom secured titles. Here’s are the highlights of the final state final bouts! 152 Pound State Champion: Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights and interview with the Green Wave’s state champ: 160 Pound State Champion: Hunter Mays, Howell JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story of the Rebels’ fourth state champion in program history: 170 Pound State Champion: Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis breaks down how Ayzerov won states with a painful injury: 182 Pound State Champion: Brian Soldano, High Point JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story of Soldano and the dominant run he took to win his second state title: 195 Pound State Champion: Nick Lodato, Pope John JSZ’s Ken Bradley has everything from Lodato’s run to win states: 220 Pound State Champion: Mike Misita, Williamstown JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and postgame reaction from Williamstown’s newest state champ: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Williamstown is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 285 Pound State Champion: David Szuba, Brick Memorial JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from one of the most wild matches of the night:
Watch Sunday 4.18 Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
JSZ continues its wall-to-wall weekend wrestling coverage with video highlights from all four Super Regional sites. Sunday saw weight classes 152 through 285 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next weekend’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you team coverage from all four sites with features and highlights. Check back throughout the evening for all of our videos. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. South Region – Cherry Hill East JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights and reaction from the afternoon session: 152 pounds 1st -Cooper Pontelandolfo, Kingsway | 2nd – Matt Hoelke, Highland | 3rd – Greg Croce, Paulsboro | 4th – Jake Slotnick, St. Augustine 160 pounds 1st – Dakota Morris, Kingsway | 2nd – Jurius Clark, Camden Catholic | 3rd – Brock Zurawski, St. Augustine | 4th – Shawn Williams, Paulsboro 170 pounds 1st – Jared Schoppe, Delsea | 2nd – DJ DiPietro, Kingsway | 3rd – Alex Marshall, St. Augustine | 4th – Ray Weed, Absegami 182 pounds 1st – Isaac Dean, Shawnee | 2nd – George Rhodes, Absegami | 3rd – Alex Giordano, Camden Catholic | 4th – Michael Gregg, Collingswood JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the evening session: 195 pounds 1st – Cody Thurston, West Deptford | 2nd – Kevin Pandorf, Kingsway | 3rd – Marcus Hebron, Lower Cape May | 4th – Vincent Ceglie, Lacey Twp. 220 pounds 1st – Mike Misita, Williamstown | 2nd – Shane Whitney, Lower Cape May | Dominic Petracci, Washington Twp. | 4th – Liam Spahn, Deptford 285 pounds 1st – Jeffery Jordan, Audubon | 2nd – Terrance Salami, Holy Cross | 3rd – Jacob Clark, Cinnaminson | 4th – Tino Savaiinaea, Paulsboro Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee and Williamstown coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Central Region – Hunterdon Central RFH Gets Two More Region Titles For the second straight year, Rumson-Fair Haven has a pair of region champions. Max Brignola (152 pounds) and Jack Kelly (182 pounds) captured Super Region titles in their senior year. Brignola had a 5-0 decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee and Kelly had four first-period pins on Sunday at Hunterdon Central. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RFH contingent that will send four total wrestlers to Phillipsburg: 152 pounds 1st – Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Michael McGhee, Shore | 3rd – Tanner Peake, Hunterdon Central | Paul Jakub, Howell Mays Knocks Off Top Seed 2nd seed Hunter Mays scored 11 points in the first period on the way to a 14-3 win over #1 seed Colton Washleski in the 160 pound final. The Pennsylvania transfer gives Howell a region title and now sets his sights on Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on one of the best performances of the weekend: 160 pounds 1st – Hunter Mays, Howell | 2nd – Colton Washleski, Hunterdon Central | 3rd – Adam Coleman, Matawan | 4th – Zander Silva, CBA Portella Makes History RBC’s Sabino Portella scored a two point takedown with 10 seconds remaining to earn a 3-1 win over #1 seed Shay Addison. The 3rd seed becomes the Caseys first back to back region champ since 1974. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the super sophomore in Flemington: 170 pounds 1st – Sabino Portella, Red Bank Catholic | 2nd – Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – DJ Henry, Howell 182 pounds 1st – Jack Kelly, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Brendan Newberry, Wall | 3rd – Josh Beigman, Hopewell Valley | 4th – Jared Tracey, Ocean Twp. 195 pounds 1st – Blake Clayton, St. John Vianney | 2nd – Hunter Skove, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – Gavin Claro, Manalapan | 4th – Brian LaCross, Hopewell Valley 220 pounds 1st – Bryan Bonilla, Hightstown | 2nd – Chimdindu Molokwu, Jackson Liberty | 3rd – Raymond Santiago, Colts Neck | 4th – Nico Cerbo, Middletown North 285 pounds 1st – John O’Donnell, Toms River North | 2nd – David Szuba, Brick Memorial | 3rd – Joseph Teresi, Ocean Township | 4th – Matthew Jannucci, Colts Neck North 1 Region – Mount Olive JSZ’s Jay Cook has coverage, highlights and interviews from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Nate Camiscioli, Bergen Catholic | 2nd – Tyler Pizzi, Pascack Valley | 3rd – Steven Dalling, Kittatinny | 4th – Nicolino Berlingieri, Northern Highlands 160 Pounds 1st – Eric Freeman, Paramus | 2nd – Nicholas Franco, Paramus Catholic | 3rd – Roberto Padilla, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Luke Ciampa, Jefferson 170 Pounds 1st – Michael Dellagatta, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus | 3rd – Justin Onello, Bergen Catholic | 4th – Hunter Perez, Mount Olive 182 Pounds 1st – Brian Soldano, High Point | 2nd – Justin Chrostowski, Butler | 3rd – Jack Farinaro, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Casey Allen, Emerson Boro 195 Pounds 1st – Nick Lodato, Pope John XXIII | 2nd – Alex Kostantas, Pascack Hills | 3rd – AJ Fricchione, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Darin Donellan, Paramus Catholic 220 Pounds 1st – Michael Toranzo, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Remy Brancato, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Jackson Crawn, Kittatinny | 4th – Jack Stoll, Pope John XXIII 285 Pounds 1st – Max Acciardi, Paramus Catholic | 2nd – Dominick Brogna, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Robby Chetirkin, Wayne Valley | 4th – Joseph Abill, Clifton Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. North 2 Region – Union JSZ’s Ken Bradley has highlights and reaction from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton | 2nd – Colę Carroll, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Ówen Disbrow, St. Thomas Aquinas | 4th – Michael Murphy, Westfield 160 Pounds 1st – Blake Bahna, Watchung Hills | 2nd – Louis Cerchio, Delbarton | 3rd – Dylan Weaver, Lyndhurst | 4th – Joshua Palacio, North Bergen 170 Pounds 1st – Colin Calvetti, Delbarton | 2nd – James Holder, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Brett Miller, Bound Brook | 4th – Stratos Kantanas, Livingston 182 Pounds 1st – Zachary Andruchowitz, Bloomfield | 2nd – Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Alex Uryniak, North Hunterdon | 4th – Nicholas Olivieri, Delbarton 195 Pounds 1st – Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep | 2nd – Thomas Renna, South Plainfield | 3rd – Shane Kanterman, Cranford | 4th – Robert Lerner, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 220 Pounds 1st – David Pierson, Phillipsburg | 2nd – Andrew Franklin, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Jarett Pantuso, Warren Hills | 4th – Jacob Leiva, Cliffside Park 285 Pounds 1st – Liam Akers, North Hunterdon | 2nd – Hunter Seubert, Watchung Hills | 3rd – Tyler McCartharn, Warren Hills | 4th – Ricky Perez, North Bergen
Watch Wednesday 4.7 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 70 Shawnee 0 The Chiefs take care of business against a shorthanded Renegades lineup in a clean sweep of its district rivals. Cherokee racked up the bonus points in the dual as […] 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 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The first week of wrestling rolls along with two great matchups on the mat. Enjoy the highlights! Camden Catholic 54 Shawnee 24 The Non-Public “B” champions from a year ago showed no signs of regression, erasing an early deficit to power past the Renegades. Shawnee led 18-6 after a Jake Hastings second round pin at […] 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.
Dwight Mathews Wins South Jersey Week 1 Game Ball
Shawnee returned to the court this week, which means JSZ was finally able to deliver Dwight Mathews his NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 1 Game Ball. Mathews scored 20 points to lead the Renegades to a season-opening victory over Winslow. He received more than 4,600 votes to earn the Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Please submit nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com by Saturday evening each week during the season.
Watch Saturday 2.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ is pleased to bring you another great weekend of basketball coverage from around the Garden State. We’ve got highlights from a number of top boys and girls teams from Saturday’s action! Manasquan 57 Don Bosco Prep 44 | Boys Connor Walsh had 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Ben Roy scored […] 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 Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return 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 nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees 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 Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
JSZ honors a season unlike any other with our fourth annual JSZ All-Zone team. We’ve got the top players from New Jersey at every position and the announcement of our 4th Zoneman Trophy Winner The 2020 football season provided incredible memories in the midst of adversity. Despite teams losing games due to the pandemic, JSZ cameras were able to find the best of the best from New Jersey high school football. All this week, we will present the 2020 JSZ All-Zone football team. Audric Estime wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman The St. Joe-Montvale running back will always remember the day he won the Zoneman Trophy. That’s because he happened to make national headlines when he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Notre Dame signing with the Irish shortly after accepting the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. Estime was a force topping 1800 yards and 22 ground scores in just eight games of action Watch JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy presentation and an extended interview with Audric during his signing day ceremony: Estime received 33 votes from JSZ’s 72 person voting panel of head coaches and statewide media: Thank you to the head coaches and statewide media who cast their vote for the 2020 Zoneman Coaches: Joe Wojechowski, Lenape, Sean Clancy, Notre Dame, Rich Hilliard, St. Joe-Metuchen, Joe LaSala, Woodbridge, Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial, Montrey Wright, Salem, Kenny Scott, Winslow, Kevin Smith, Ocean City, Pat Gallagher, Williamstown, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chris Sacco, Absegami, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine, John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Prep, Darnell Grant, West Orange, Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep, David Schuman, Red Bank Regional, Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic, Jeff Rainess, Holmdel, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep, Tony Grandinetti, Wall, Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty, Dom Marangi, St. Joe-Montvale, Mike Lange, Red Bank Catholic, Don Klein, Ocean Township, Bryant Garvin, Newark East Side, Jason Acerra, Bayonne, Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville, Brian Bowers, Delbarton, Todd Smith, Hun, Chris Beagen, Sayreville, Dave Ellis, Freehold Boro, Al Chiola, Linden, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, John Viotto, South Brunswick, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Davis, Barnegat, Brian Russo, Rahway, Lou Grasso, Union, Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley, Scott Bray, Bridgewater-Raritan, Kevin Kostibos, Summit, Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township Media: Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Kenneth Bradley, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Andrew Koob, NJ.com, Sean Miller, NJ.com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick, NJ.com, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Pat Lanni, NJ.com, Ryan Patti, Rivals.com, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Todderick Hunt, NJ.com, Mike Kinney, NJ.com, Joe Zedalis, NJ.com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Chris Gallagher, News 12 NJ, Sunil Sunder Raj, Gannett, Kyle Franco, NJ.com, John Jones, Max Preps, GMC Gridron 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense (Click player’s name to watch their JSZ All-Zone profile!) QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Steve Angeli, Bergen CatholicRyan Butler, Bergen Catholic Naran Buntin, Mater Dei PrepAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep Tahj Bullock, St. Peter's Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicJahdir Loftland, Donovan Catholic Nick Dunneman, Seton Hall Prep Jack Larsen, Seton Hall PrepDominick Brogna, Bergen CatholicCookie Desiderio, Somerville Cole Freeman, DelbartonRickey "Pop" Spruill, Notre Dame Jayon Farrar, Donovan Catholic Nuccio Lisitano, DePaul CatholicCamron McNair, Donovan Catholic Audric Estime, St. Joe-Montvale Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep Nasir Hill, St. Augustine Prep Justin McNulty, Holy SpiritCasey Larkin, Wall Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic Aidan Monteiro, St. Peter's Prep Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Jaylan Sanchez, St. Peter's PrepGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepPJ Casale, Delbarton Jayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicPatrick Ryan, Delbarton Keshon Griffin, St. Joseph Academy Timmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco Prep Jordan Campbell, St. Peter's PrepSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-Montvale Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic Frankie Monte, St. Joe-MontvaleJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Qy'aeir Price, DePaul CatholicAi'Johnnie Rembert, Holy SpiritJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Ethan Rodriguez, St. Peter's PrepAhmad Ross, St. Joseph AcademyJake Jarmolowich, Delbarton George Rooks, St. Peter's PrepA'Khoury Lyde, DePaul Catholic DJ Samuels, Bergen Catholic 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Joe Crifasi, BectonJaiden Abrams, HammontonJoJo Bermudez, Cedar CreekSean Clapp, RamapoMatthew Fries, Cranford Charles DePrima, RamapoAl-Jay Henderson, IrvingtonJaimen Bryant, SomervilleJordan Harris, Woodbridge Chad Martini, Watchung HillsAli Lee, Jr., WoodbridgeAlijah Clark, CamdenJustin Evans-Jenkins, Irvington Sha'Kim Shuler, Freehold BoroNasir Robinson, Penns GroveXavier Coleman, LenapeWinston Jordan, Highland Regional Demie Sumo, WillingboroTyler Davis, LenapeJoe Metzger, Delsea Will Towns, Jackson MemorialDesmond Igbinosun, UnionJoe Mancino, Holmdel Bhayshul Tuten, PaulsboroAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Grant Puharic, Wall John Volker, Rumson-Fair HavenJake Schneider, Ocean CityBilly Searle, Nutley Josh Toner, Cherokee 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist Zaire Angoy, IrvingtonLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJayden Brown, Winslow Twp.Jai Patel, South BrunswickAl Shadee-Salaam, East Orange Jihaad Campbell, Timber CreekKharyi Banton, Newark West SideJalen Cheek, Winslow Twp. Donovan Ezeiruaku, WilliamstownLocksley Burke, East OrangeDarian "Duce" Chestnut, Camden Von Factor, Rumson-Fair HavenLuke Cole, LenapeBrody Colbert, Williamstown Luke Doerr-Fredrickson, West MorrisMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonLee Coleman, Salem Mike Jarvis, ShawneeJake Inserra, Ocean CityShaquan Loyal, Newark West Side AJ Pena, SomervilleEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Dorian Rawls, West Orange Jordan Thompson, Parsippany HillsCharlie Sasso, WallRyan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven John Testa, Wayne ValleyKeon Sabb, Williamstown Corey Walker, Newark West Side Meet the 2020 Zoneman Finalists Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep QB Before ever taking a snap at St. Peter’s Prep, fans and coaches on the St. Peter’s Prep stands and sidelines buzzed about a kid nicknamed “Ducee” who would take New Jersey by storm. Now Tahj Bullock’s illustrious high school career is over – and he’ll be discussed as one of the most impactful player to ever play for the Marauders. Bullock, a Virginia Tech commit, flashed in the six games St. Peter’s Prep played in this season. He completed 51 percent of his passes for 818 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 12:0. Ducee also accounted for 306 yards and six more touchdowns on the ground, bringing his career touchdown total to an impeccable 52 scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Bullock Cookie Desiderio, Somerville RB Players like Cookie Desiderio don’t come around very often – and the numbers he produced in 2020 were just as unique. The Somerville bruiser exceeded every and all exception in this wild season with 1,569 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on only 152 carries. That comes out to 10.3 yards every single time Desiderio took a handoff. You know what makes those numbers so impressive? It’s the fact that Desiderio did it in only seven games and that he surpassed every single benchmark he previously set in his junior season. Desiderio becomes the second player in Somerville history to be nominated for the award (Jalahn Dabney, 2018.) The recognition is well-deserved. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the feature: Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB Audric Estime put in an offseason for the ages to deliver one of the most dominant single season efforts anyone has ever seen in North Jersey. While playing in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the entire country, the St. Joe’s (Mont.) product ran roughshod over the competition for 190 carries, 1,857 yards and 22 touchdowns. All of those were career highs in only eight games played. The Michigan State commit was also the only player in the state to account for 2,000 scrimmage yards and finished 2020 with a total 2,042 yards and 24 touchdowns. The Big 10 better be ready for what’s coming. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Casey Larkin, Wall ATH Both the soul and heartbeat of Wall’s undefeated 2020 team is, without question, Casey Larkin. A starter on both sides of the ball for the Crimson Knights, Larkin shined in every game he played. At running back, he rushed for 870 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 97 carries. At defensive back, Larkin anchored the Crimson Knights defense with 32 tackles, five pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Wall won the unofficial Shore Conference championship this season and finished the year 7-0. Larkin delivered two standout performances in the semifinal and finals. Some in New Jersey consider Wall to be the state’s top-ranked team – if they indeed are, then Larkin had a major say in that decision. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story: Patrick “Cheeks” Smith, Holy Spirit RB If you ask any high school football fanatic in South Jersey who the area’s top player was this season, the answer would be short and quick: Cheeks. Patrick Smith, the Holy Spirit standout, was an absolute force to be reckoned with every time the rock was in his hands. Smith concluded an unforgettable 2020 campaign with 1,719 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on a workhorse-like 221 carries this season. Holy Spirit ended the season at 8-0 after becoming the unofficial South Jersey champions with a 21-7 win over Lenape in the WJFL Bracket A Final. Smith’s incredible top-end speed and vision helped drive the Spartans to the upper echelon on New Jersey high school football in a crazy season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature: JSZ Plays of the Year The JSZ Football Plays of the Year will wrap up on December 21st with the six winners of each category vying for the top overall play of the year. We’ll interview the winner on December 23rd! Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Watch Friday 10.30 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 5 brings another great slate of games and our cameras were all over the Garden State to bring you all of the action. Check back all throughout the night as the highlights and interviews come in! St. Augustine 17 Williamstown 16 (OT) In a defensive battle, the Hermits stopped the Braves on a two-point […] 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 10.16 JSZ Football Highlights
Wet weather threw a few wrinkles into the Week 3 schedule, but Friday night still brought us tons of highlights from all around the state. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the exciting action! Delbarton 27 Don Bosco 21 Delbarton made history Friday night. The Green Wave scored only their second win […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 10.3 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
We wrap up Week 1 with some incredible Saturday match-ups from all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joe-Montvale 21 Ryan Butler had three touchdowns and over 250 yards of offense and the Bergen Catholic defense held off a fourth-quarter comeback to win their opener on the road. Crusaders QB […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Camp Countdown: Preseason Football Previews for the 2020 Season
Football teams in New Jersey are currently preparing for the 2020 high school season in a preseason like no other. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists are back pounding the pavement to cover the state and preview dozens of football programs leading up to Opening Day on Oct. 2. From now until then, our “JSZ Camp Countdown” series will highlight a new team daily in preparation for the season. Stop back in each day for a story on your favorite team, your crosstown rival or a team on the other end of New Jersey. Today’s JSZ Camp Countdown Feature: Timber Creek Major changes took place at Timber Creek this offseason as longtime head coach Rob Hinson joined the coaching staff at Rutgers. Brian Wright takes over for Hinson after eight seasons at Cherry Hill West. Wright now presides over one of the best rosters in the state highlighted by junior DE/WR Jihaad Campbell, and junior quarterback Donovan Leary. The Chargers also added senior running back, Temple-commit Johnny Martin, who transferred from Highland in the offseason. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story: Previous JSZ Camp Countdown Previews Scroll down to find a team’s preview, then click the name to watch! Week 1 8/17: Don Bosco Prep 8/18: Hammonton 8/19: Donovan Catholic 8/20: Ramapo 8/21: Absegami 8/22: Bridgewater-Raritan 8/23: Woodbridge Week 2 8/24: Paramus Catholic 8/25: Washington Township 8/26: Union 8/27: Holmdel 8/28: Seton Hall Prep 8/29: Lenape 8/30: Toms River North Week 3 8/31: Winslow 9/1: Sayreville 9/2: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 9/3: Wall 9/4: Hillside 9/5: Wayne Valley 9/6: St. Augustine Week 4 9/7: Holy Spirit 9/8: Westfield 9/9: Irvington 9/10: West Orange 9/11: Woodrow Wilson 9/12: Williamstown 9/13: Mater Dei Prep Week 5 9/14: Delbarton 9/15: Burlington Township 9/16: Red Bank Catholic 9/17: Pope John 9/18: Ridgewood 9/19: Red Bank Regional 9/20: Shawnee Week 6 9/21: DePaul Catholic 9/22: South Brunswick 9/23: Cedar Creek 9/24: Millville 9/25: St. Peter’s Prep 9/26: Timber Creek
Shawnee’s Summerville Commits to Fordham
Nate Summerville emerged as the vertical threat Shawnee needed in 2019, finishing with close to 700 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Summerville helped lead the Renegades to the South Jersey Group 4 title, and a South-Central Regional championship last fall. The rising senior announced his college decision over the weekend, committing to Fordham University. COMMITTED❗️🐏 #2AM1LY pic.twitter.com/ZjF2GPoxhZ— Nate Summerville (@nsummerville8) August 8, 2020 Watch Summerville’s 2019 highlight reel here: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Nine NJ Lax Players earn All-American Honors
The Under Armour All-American game will not be played this summer due to COVID-19, but the honor of being selected as one of the nation’s best remains. Six boys and three girls from New Jersey earn the prestigious honor. JSZ has highlights from the NJ contingent of All-Americans! The nation’s best high school lacrosse players were supposed to close out their high school careers this summer in Baltimore with the Under Armour All-American game but the coronavirus has canceled the annual showcase in 2020. Being selected for the team is still a great honor and nine New Jersey players will get presented with their Under Armour All-Star jersey. Six Garden State boys and three girls earned All-American honors. New Jersey Boys Under Armour All-American Selections Gabe Craven, Hun Goalie (Navy) CJ Kirst, Delbarton Attack (Cornell) Cole Krauss, Delbarton Defense (Duke) Connell Kumar, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Virginia) Chris Lyons, Shawnee Midfielder (Yale) Kyle Stephenson, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Michigan) New Jersey Girls Under Armour All-American Selections Gretchen Gilmore, Glen Ridge Midfielder (Penn State) Keelin Schlageter, Oak Knoll Midfielder (Notre Dame) Aine Maseker, Oak Knoll Defense (Notre Dame) JSZ Under Armour All-American Highlight Reels Check out our highlight reel compilation from our 2020 All-Americans!
JSZ A to Z: Top HS Football Players We’re Excited to See in 2020
Today’s “JSZ A to Z” Feature: Zaire Angoy, Irvington DT We reach the end of the road in our JSZ A to Z series with Zaire Angoy. The Irvington defensive tackle showed his ability to attract double teams and still make plays. After losing weight and joining the wrestling team, Angoy became highly recruited and ultimately chose to stay close to home at Rutgers. Watch our final feature in this exciting series: “JSZ A to Z” Features Click the name to watch the video. A Jaiden Abrams, Hammonton Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Aaron Armitage, Blair Academy B Kharyi Banton, Newark West Side Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul Catholic C Duce Chestnut, Camden Alijah Clark, Camden Amari Clark, Woodrow Wilson D Ah-Shaun Davis, Willingboro Carnell Davis, St. Augustine Charles DePrima, Ramapo Cookie Desiderio, Somerville E Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) F Cole Freeman, Delbarton Frankie Monte, St. Joe’s (Mont.) G Mikai Gbayor, Irvington Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei Prep Keshon Griffin St. Joseph (Hamm.) H “Hollywood” Robinson, Penns Grove I Desmond Igbinosun, Union J Mike Jarvis, Shawnee Giye Jenkins, Seton Hall Prep K Jake Kazanowsky, Toms River North Jake Ketschek, St. Augustine L Casey Larkin, Wall Donovan Leary, Timber Creek Ali Lee, Jr., Woodbridge Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic M Tywon Malone, Bergen Catholic Camron McNair, Donovan Catholic Bryce Myers, Bridgewater-Raritan N Naran Buntin, Mater Dei Prep O Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional P Avery Powell, St. Peter’s Prep Q Matt Quetel, Phillipsburg R George Rooks, St. Peter’s Prep Frank Riggio, Verona Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven S Keon Sabb, Williamstown Justin Shorter, Blair Academy Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Ricky “Pop” Spruill, Notre Dame T Will Towns, Jackson Memorial Jordan Thompson, Parsippany Hills U Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep V Geno VanDeMark, St. Joe’s (Mont.) John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven W Kevin Wigenton II, Hun School X Xavier Coleman, Lenape Y Yah-Sin Calhoun, Freehold Boro Z Zaire Angoy, Irvington
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Shawnee’s Jarvis makes Big Ten commitment
Shawnee defensive end Mike Jarvis has made his college choice. Watch his JSZ highlight reel and learn of his new college home Three-star defensive end Mike Jarvis is heading to the Big Ten. The 6-foot-5, 250 pound rising senior has given a verbal commitment to play at the University of Wisconsin. Jarvis had 80 tackles, 5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery for a Renegades team that went 10-3 and won the South/Central Group 4 championship at Rutgers. #COMMITTED @SHSrenegadesFB @GridIronAccess1 pic.twitter.com/p0xxeueen8— Mike_jarvis (@mjarvis42) June 3, 2020 Mike Jarvis is part of Jersey Sports Zone’s A to Z series of top players we’re excited to see in 2020. Keep an eye out for his feature story later this month Watch JSZ’s junior year highlight reel of the newest Wisconsin Badger:
JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight: Shawnee’s Chris Lyons
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 Shawnee lacrosse standout Chris Lyons. JSZ’s Mike Frankel recently spoke with the Yale commit: JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight is brought to you in part by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Tuesday 3.3 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
It’s a jam-packed night with opening round playoff action all across the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the exciting highlights! Hightstown 65 Monroe 57 | Boys | Central Group 4 Hightstown (5) advanced to the Central Group 4 Quarterfinals with a 65-47 victory over Monroe (12). The Rams were locked into a tight back and forth battle before jumping out to and maintaining an eight point lead in the fourth quarter. Daron Pierre finished with 13 points while Nicky Desmond had 20. Monroe’s Andrew Turco would end the night with 30 points. Hightstown will face South Brunswick (4) in the next round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hightstown and Monroe coverage. Westfield 73 North Hunterdon 57 | Boys | North 2 Group 4 No. 4 seed Westfield employed marksmanship-level accuracy from beyond the arc Tuesday night as the Blue Devils nailed 11 three-pointers in a win over 13th-seeded North Hunterdon. Griffin Rooney pumped in a team-high 23 points while Colin Freer followed him up with 20 points. The Lions’ Wes Reinagel ended his high school career with a game-high 28 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Westfield: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Westfield Blue Devils is brought to you all year long by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Cherry Hill East 47 Shawnee 29 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Cougars pulled away in the second half to advance to the sectional quarterfinals. Drew Greene led the way for East with 15 points, while Ryan Greene scored 13 points. John White scored a team-high nine points for the Renegades in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 60 AL Johnson 45 | Boys | Central Jersey Group 2 Geoff Schroeder had 26 points and Jack Carroll added 17 points, 8 rebounds and five blocked shots to give the Bulldogs a spot in the Central Jersey Group 2 quarterfinals and a third showdown with Shore Conference champion Manasquan. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Clark: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Eastern 58 Rancocas Valley 54 | Boys | South Jersey Group 4 The Vikings held off a second-half rally from the Red Devils to punch its ticket to the S.J. Group 4 quarterfinals. Zubair Lee shined with a team-high 17 points to lead a balanced Eastern attack. Javontae Jones poured in a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Jackson Memorial 82 Rancocas Valley 55 | Girls | South Jersey Group 4 A second half surge paced by 14 three pointers stretched the lead for the Lady Jags as they cruise by the Red Devils. Kristina Donza lead the Jags with 30 points as 21 came from beyond the arc. She also had 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Donza had help from all avenues as Ally Vella had a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, Rachel Capua had 20 points and 6 rebounds, Bianca Giordano had 11 assists and freshman Zoie Maffei had 13 points. Kayla Williams put up 21 points for Rancocas Valley in the loss. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Jackson: Coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you from Louro Chiropractic Center!
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It’s been a sizzling start to the month of February thanks to some tremendous games from South Jersey ballers! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Please submit future nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com.
Vote Now for JSZ NJM Week 3 South Jersey Basketball Game Balls
We’re now a month into the high school hoops season, and South Jersey stars continue to put up some eye-popping statistics! Be sure to vote below for our third round of SJ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. Please email MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com with South Jersey Game Ball nominations by Saturday of each week. Thanks to our great sponsor, NJM Insurance, we’ll be awarding South Jersey Game Balls all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 1.11 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has action from all over the state on a jam-packed Saturday. Check back throughout the evening for all of the highlights! Roselle Catholic 45 Manasquan 43 | Boys | Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase CJ Wilcher’s basket with 1.1 seconds left gave Roselle Catholic its first lead since 2-0 in the first quarter as the Lions avoided a spirited upset bid against the Warriors. Manasquan took a 30-25 lead at the end of three quarters after a Tim McEneney three-pointer. The Warriors had two chances to take the lead in the final minute. Ben Roy’s floater in the lane fell short and Corey Floyd Jr. was able to throw a long pass to Wilcher who came through. Freshman Simeon Wilcher had 11 points to lead the way for Roselle with Cliff Omoruyi providing 6 points, 8 rebounds and 8 blocked shots. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of the best games of the year: Wildwood Catholic 60 CBA 39 | Boys | Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Taj Thweatt had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Crusaders to their 8th win of the season. Wildwood Catholic raced out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead and never looked back. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase: Camden 65 Camden Catholic 25 | Boys The High went on a 20-0 run in the first half to blow past the Irish in this Olympic Conference rivalry game. Freshman sensation D.J. Wagner led a balanced Panthers attack with 13 points. Kentucky commit Lance Ware added 10 points in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Camden coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Highlights of Camden Catholic are made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee 57 Cherry Hill East 48 | Boys The Renegades gain some much needed momentum in 2020 with an upset victory over the Lions. Shawnee jumped out to a 10-1 lead and led wire-to-wire despite multiple comeback attempts by Cherry Hill West. Justin Lubin and Andrew Ball combined for 38 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Monroe 52 Old Bridge 33 | Girls Monroe starts the year (8-0) following a 52-33 victory over Greater Middlesex Conference rival Old Bridge. The Falcons trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but thanks to great three point scoring performance from Nina Branchizio and Madison Carey, they pushed the lead to 20 in the second half. Branchizio had 14 points while Carey finished with 16 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage.
Watch Friday 12.20 JSZ Boys Basketball Highlights
The first Friday night of the season brings plenty of action from all across the Garden State. Four great games from around New Jersey are posted now. Watch the action and we’ll keep bringing you hoops action from around the state all weekend. Roselle Catholic 84 Trenton Catholic 58 Expectations at Roselle Catholic are sky-high in 2019 and the Lions didn’t disappoint in their home opener. RC holdovers Cliff Omoruyi (19 points) and Corey Floyd Jr. (17 points) went to work, while senior transfers CJ Wilcher (20 points) and Niels Lane (13 points) helped power the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Trenton Catholic is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. South Brunswick 69 Old Bridge 52 After finishing 12-13, South Brunswick was eager to jump into the 2019-2020 season and they did so with a dominating 69-52 win over Greater Middlesex Conference rival Old Bridge, who beat them twice last year. The Vikings were able to take a tight 12-11 lead after the first quarter before going up 28-19 at halftime. Devin Strickland and Ty Murchison both finished with 22 points while Justin Carbone had 20. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Bishop Eustace 45 Shawnee 30 The Crusaders shut down the Renegades to open the season with an Olympic Conference win. Jack McDonnell came off the bench to score a game-high 11 points in the victory. Matt McCaffrey added 10 points for Eustace, while David Cross scored nine. Cole Fleming scored a team-high nine points for Shawnee in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Red Bank Catholic 75 Shore Regional 48 Charlie Gordinier scored four three-pointers in the first quarter to reach 1,000 points in the first game of his senior year as the Caseys cruised to a home win against the Blue Devils. Gordinier, who signed on Wednesday to play college football at Boston College, finished the game with 22 points. Notre Dame football signee Kevin Bauman added 13. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights and an interview with the 1000 point man following the win: Two great partners are the reason we were able to cover another great moment from the Shore Conference. Thanks to JSI (Red Bank Catholic) and RYPT (Shore Regional) for supporting Jersey Sports Zone!
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Watch JSZ’s Top 10 Plays from MetLife and Rutgers
The 2019 high school football season is over and Jersey Sports Zone closed it out in style with highlights and post-game reaction from 13 games over two weekends at MetLife Stadium and Rutgers University. The JSZ team put together our Top 10 Plays captured by our cameras. Thanks to everyone who watch our videos and take one more look at an incredible display of New Jersey’s best on the biggest stages: JSZ’s Top 10 Plays from MetLife and Rutgers – NJSIAA Regional and State Championships #10: Ahmad Brown, Holy Spirit #9: Cody Simon, Saint Peter’s Prep #8: Vincent Pinto, Park Ridge #7: Colin Ramos, Don Bosco Prep #6: Matt Wesley/Mike Giunta, Shawnee #5: Tommy Moran/Elijah Lugo, Wayne Valley #4: Fatir Bell, Hillside #3: Malik Harvey, Woodrow Wilson #2: Demie Sumo, Willingboro #1: Quentin Lemon/Avery Powell, Saint Peter’s Prep
Watch Saturday 12.7 JSZ Championship Football Highlights
The final weekend of the season is underway at Rutgers. JSZ has complete coverage from a pair of regional championship games, plus a Non-Public title game. The highlights are posted from all three Saturday games! DePaul Catholic 27 Mater Dei Prep 25 | Non-Public Group 3 Championship Andrew Butler threw for 363 yards and 3 TD passes along with a TD run and the DePaul defense made a critical stop on a game-tying two-point conversion attempt in the fourth quarter to win their fifth state championship this decade. Mater Dei stormed back from a 20-6 halftime deficit with long TD’s from Clarence Lewis and Naran Buntin to rally in the second half, but the Seraphs could not punch in the game-tying two-point conversion attempt. DePaul WR Tedy Afful had 10 catches for 203 yards and a TD in the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rutgers: Williamstown 30 Cherokee 14 | South-Central Group 5 Regional Championship The Braves took it to the Chiefs from the start, building a 23-0 lead at Rutgers. Sophomore Turner Inge turned in a monster performance, rushing for 141 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Dougie Brown and Brody Colbert also found the end zone for Williamstown in the win. Billy Osborn threw a pair of touchdown passes for Cherokee in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Shawnee 34 Hammonton 0 | South-Central Group 4 Regional Championship What a third quarter it was for Shawnee. The Renegades took a 14-0 lead into halftime but exploded after the break with two turnovers and three touchdowns to power a 34-0 rout of Hammonton. Matt Welsey chipped in four touchdowns in the win while Matt Papa (19 tackles, 1 INT) and Matt Suriano (35-yard fumble return TD) led a suffocating defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and post-game reaction: JSZ’s coverage of all Shawnee athletics for the 2019-2020 athletic year is proudly brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch 11.28 JSZ Thanksgiving Football Highlights
Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Sports Zone team! Our cameras were on hand for six rivalry games around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Easton (PA) 16 Phillipsburg 13 Nahjee Adams ran for two touchdowns including a 48-yard run in the third quarter to give the Red Rovers a fifth consecutive Thanksgiving win over their bitter rivals. It’s 113th time these two teams have met in one of the nation’s oldest and most storied Thanksgiving traditions. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there to bring you the highlights from Lafayette: Jersey Sports Zone thanks the Garnet Booster Club for helping us bring you Stateliner highlights all year long! Vineland 27 Millville 26 In one of the country’s oldest rivalry games, the Fighting Clan rallied not once, but twice to stun the Thunderbolts. Nahzir Broome rushed for two touchdowns in the victory. Virginia Tech commit Tyreem Powell threw two touchdown passes, including a TD toss to Levi Manson with just over one minute left in the game. Pitt recruit Solomon DeShields finished with two touchdown catches in the loss. Shamore Collins also had a TD catch and an interception return for a touchdown for Millville. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in Cumberland County: Middletown South 21 Middletown North 7 Middletown South’s offense was hungry on Thanksgiving Day as the Eagles’ offense gobbled up yards and first downs in the first half to take a 21-0 lead into the break. Senior Chris Lotito scored two touchdowns and had two interceptions on defense to lead the Eagles to their 31st win over Middletown North on Turkey Day. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Red Bank Regional 21 Long Branch 8 Jack Chamberlain threw two touchdown passes in windy conditions and the Bucs scored 21 unanswered points to reach the seven-win mark for a second consecutive season. Makai Mickens had a 14-yard TD run to go along with TD catches by AJ Abarno and Gordon Ogden. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the 97th edition of RBR and Long Branch: JSZ was able to bring you this great game thanks to two great partners. Thanks to Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) for their support! Lenape 24 Shawnee 7 Lenape defeated rival Shawnee 24-7 to not only earn bragging rights, but to also win a share of the WJFL American Division title. The Indians took a 21-0 lead thanks to two touchdowns from Xavier Coleman. Shawnee, set to play in the upcoming Central-South Group 4 Regional Championship, did not play its starters in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Cooper University Health Care for sponsoring our Shawnee coverage. Holy Spirit 27 Atlantic City 0 The Spartans used a 21-point second quarter to topple the Vikings and win the Boyd-Marczyk Memorial Trophy for the second year in a row. Senior E’lijah Gray rushed for three touchdowns, including a 63-yard run to open the second quarter. Holy Spirit now prepares for the Non-Public Group 2 title game next week against rival St. Joseph (Hamm.) at Rutgers University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Atlantic City:
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 Monday 11.4 JSZ Girls Playoff Soccer Highlights
The week begins with huge sectional semifinal games all over the state. Check back throughout the night to find out which teams punched tickets to Thursday’s sectional finals! Eastern 2 Shawnee 1 (OT) | South Group 4 Semifinal It was the fourth meeting of the season between the Vikings and the Renegades, and the nation’s number one team survived and advanced. Rutgers commit Riley Tiernan finished off a long run with a golden goal for Eastern in overtime. Brooke Steel gave Shawnee the lead early in the second half, before St. Joseph’s commit Sara Brocious tied it up for the Vikings with 17 minutes left to force OT. Undefeated Eastern (24-0) will host Toms River North for the sectional title on Thursday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern and Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Hopewell Valley 2 Burlington Township 1 |Central Group 3 Semifinal Hopewell Valley (1) defeated Burlington Township (5) 2-1 Monday evening to advance to the Central Jersey Group 3 Sectional Final. Despite falling behind 1-0 at halftime, Hopewell would tie the game in the second half with a goal from Charlotte Hare that would send the game into overtime. A solid performance from freshman keeper Lucy Fleming forced another overtime and Andie Capucci’s golden goal would set a date with Allentown (3) for a championship bout on 11/7. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage. Middletown South 4 Millburn 0 | North 2 Group 3 Semifinal Middletown South’s stellar ride through the sectional tournament keeps getting better and better. The top-seeded Eagles, led Monday by Notre Dame commit Katie Coyle, are advancing to the title game after another first-half outburst. Coyle, Haley Nicholas and Kiera Prince scored goals in the win. Middletown South faces No. 2 seed Cranford in the sectional final Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown: Red Bank Catholic 5 Mt. Saint Mary 0 | Non-Public A South Semifinal Morgan Cupo scored two goals to lead a Caseys scoring barrage in Red Bank. The sophomore has 25 goals on the season and has scored in 14 straight games. Aubrey Silverman, Reagen Pouwels and Gianna Romeo also scored for RBC who will play Pingry this Thursday with a spot in the state championship game on the line. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Thanks to the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic
Watch Friday 10.25 JSZ Football Highlights
The penultimate week of the regular season features some great match-ups all over the state. We’ve got nine games of action from every part of New Jersey. Watch our teaser to get a taste of our coverage and then scroll down to watch all of our extended highlights and interviews! Westfield 20 Phillipsburg 14 (OT) Phillipsburg (7-0) had been steamrolling opponents in 2019 but met their match and more Friday night as Westfield (4-2) and its dynamic passing attack handed the Stateliners their first loss of 2019. Griffin Rooney hauled in the game-winning touchdown pass from Hank Shapiro to seal the win in this classic Mid-State 38 battle. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the thrilling highlights and post-game reaction from Phillipsburg: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this heart-pounding game thanks to two loyal sponsors. Here’s to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick (Westfield) and the Garnet Booster Club (Phillipsburg) for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage tonight! Red Bank Catholic 27 Donovan Catholic 16 Anthony Borriello threw a 39-yard TD pass to Kevin Bauman and added a 30-yard TD run early in the 4th quarter as the Caseys score 20 straight points in the second half to hand the Griffins their first loss of the season. Elijah Jules had a pair of TD runs for Red Bank Catholic who improve to 4-3 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from one of Week 7’s marquee matchups: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. JSI is the reason we can bring you Caseys highlights in all sports all year long! Union 51 Bridgewater-Raritan 35 Many wondered how two of the best programs in the Mid-State 38 would matchup in a late season meeting, but no one could have predicted the offensive performance that would take place in Bridgewater. A first half that saw no punts had Union leading the Panthers 31-28. In the third quarter the Farmers would get a stop that eventually led to 14 unanswered points and proved to be a deciding factor entering the fourth quarter. Union quarterback Andrew Sanborn finished with 265 passing yards and four touchdowns while Bridgewater-Raritan quarterback Alex Fromberg had 274 yards and four touchdowns as well. Union stays undefeated at 8-0 while the Panthers drop to 4-4. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage. Williamstown 17 Shawnee 0 The Braves recorded their fifth shutout of the season with a win on the road against the Renegades. Dougie Brown ran for a touchdown to give Williamstown a 7-0 halftime lead, before Brendan Amico kicked a field goal to extend the lead to 10-0 in the third quarter. The Braves stopped Shawnee on a late fourth quarter drive, and then Chris Forman scored a touchdown to serve as an exclamation point. Williamstown stays undefeated at (8-0). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen Catholic 50 Paramus Catholic 12 Bergen Catholic continues to roll. The Crusaders notched their most lopsided victory of 2019 Friday night on the heels of great defense and a suffocating rushing attack. Ryan Butler and Amar Gist each tallied a pair of touchdowns while AJ Longo, Tywone Malone and Javon Cruz anchored a relentless defensive effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Paramus: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthpaedics. Pleasantville 21 Buena 14 The Greyhounds (6-1) clinch a share of its first division/conference title in 42 years with come-from-behind win over the Chiefs (6-2). Down 14-7 at halftime, Pleasantville rallied in the third quarter to take the lead. Freshman quarterback Marlon Leslie connected with senior wideout Keon Henry on a 35-yard strike to spark the comeback. After a turnover on downs, Ernest Howard powered into the endzone his second touchdown of the night to give the Greyhounds the lead. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Buena: Ridgewood 27 Kennedy 0 After suffering a surprise 13-0 shutout to Clifton last week, Ridgewood rebounded in a big way with a shutout of their own over Kennedy. The Jack Wittmaack-led defense kept the Knights out of the redzone in the second half while captain Gabe Santiago finished the night off with a 16-yard TD run. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ridgewood: Holmdel 17 Raritan 14 Evan Jennings had a 10-yard TD run and a 70-yard scoop and score and the Holmdel defense produced three critical turnovers on forced fumbles to get a big home win and snap a two-game skid. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is made possible by the Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell Mater Dei Prep 37 Middletown North 0 Alex Brown threw two TD passes and Naran Buntin had a TD run and TD catch to help Mater Dei Prep break a three-game losing streak. The Seraphs improve to 5-3 on the season while Middletown North is now 4-4. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights during the celebration of the 100th year of football in Middletown:
Watch Friday 10.11 JSZ Football Highlights
The playoff picture begins to take shape as Week 5 gets underway. JSZ has tons of highlights from all parts of the state for you. Check out our menu then scroll down to see all the games! Rumson-Fair Haven 21 Mater Dei Prep 16 Jack Kelly grabbed a blocked pass from Gordon Forsyth and rumbled 50-yards for a score to break a 14-14 tie and give Rumson-Fair Haven a huge home win. The Seraphs raced out to a 14-0 lead early in the second quarter on TD’s by Clarence Lewis and Malik Ingram, but RFH responded with a 68 yard TD run by John Volker. Geoff Schroder’s 32-yard TD run on the first play from the scrimmage set the stage for Kelly’s game-winning pick-six. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Woodrow Wilson 48 Shawnee 0 The Tigers made a statement and then some, trouncing the previously undefeated Renegades. Texas A&M commit Fadil Diggs was unstoppable, finishing with three touchdowns and close to 200 yards receiving. Devin Kargman threw five touchdown passes on the night. Temple commit Muheem McCargo found the end zone twice. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Met.) 13 Colonia 7 The St. Joseph (Met.) Falcons continue to make noise in the Greater Middlesex Conference as their winning streak extends to five games. The Falcons shut out Colonia in the second half, limiting them to only 90 yards of offense all night long. K’Shawn Schulters’ pick-six in the fourth quarter ending up being the game-winning play. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Colonia: West Deptford 28 Haddonfield 14 The Eagles, dominant through much of the game, survived a late scare against the rival Bulldogs. West Deptford led 28-0 heading into the fourth quarter when Haddonfield rallied with 14 points in less than two minutes to cut the lead in half. Tyshawn Bookman led an effective rushing attack for the Eagles, carrying the ball 14 times for 140 yards. Quarterback Aaron Graeber rushed for two touchdowns on the night, including a 22-yard scamper just before halftime. Gavin Shields contributed on both sides of the ball for the Eagles, scoring on a tough five-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and adding a 18-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown in the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from West Deptford: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Manalapan 34 Long Branch 19 After dropping back to back games Manalapan rebounded with a dominating 34-19 over Long Branch to improve to 3-2 on the year. The Braves were headlined by running back Andre Johnson who rushed for 187 yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rosario Reality Co. for sponsoring our Long Branch coverage Central Regional 16 Holmdel 9 Central Regional linebacker I-meer Johnson led the way for the Golden Eagles’ defense Friday night. Johnson’s fumble return touchdown was one of two Central trips to the end zone while his fellow teammates played suffocating defense to score their first divisional win of 2019. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Bayville: JSZ’s coverage of all Holmdel athletics is proudly brought to you by The Law Offices of Lawrence Luttrell. Lacey 14 Red Bank Regional 7 Noah Brunatti threw two touchdown passes and the Lacey defense produced three interceptions in the fourth quarter to preserve the win that gets the Lions to 5-1 in 2019. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Old Bridge 7 Monroe 6 Friday’s matchup between Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rivals Old Bridge (4-0) and Monroe (2-2) was anything but business as usual. After a scoreless first quarter Sophomore quarterback, Owen Haughney found Andrew Vera for a 23-yard touchdown to help the Knights lead 7-0 at halftime. After a Monroe score to begin the fourth, Bryson Corbett would block the extra point attempt and end the game with an interception in the final two minutes of regulation. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Shore Regional 35 Monmouth Regional 7 The Blue Devils bust open an 8-0 first-quarter lead with 20 points in the second quarter featuring two Dylan Drahos TD runs and a 17-yard pick-six from Jamie Mazzacco to cruise to their third win of 2019. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Shore Regional! RYPT is why we cover the Blue Devils on Jersey Sports Zone
Watch Thursday 10.3 JSZ Soccer Highlights
We’ve got three great soccer matches on the Thursday slate including our look at the Eastern Vikings girls, the #1 team in the nation, along with a big GMC boys showdown between East Brunswick and Monroe plus the Marlboro Mustangs get to 9-1 with a hard fought win over Freehold Boro. Eastern 3 Shawnee 2 – Girls The Vikings are the top team in the country according to Top Drawer Soccer, seeking a second straight Group 4 state title this season. La Salle commit Kelli McGroarty scored two goals and Rutgers commit Riley Tiernan added a goal as Eastern raced out to a 3-0 halftime lead. The Renegades rallied late thanks to goals from East Carolina commit Kiley Endres and Temple commit Alexa Endres, but the Vikings hung on to stay undefeated. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from this Olympic Conference showdown: Coverage of Eastern and Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Marlboro 5 Freehold Boro 2 – Boys The Mustangs scored three goals in the final 15 minutes to break a 2-2 tie to reach the 9-1 mark. Mitchell Katsman and Max Shushkovsky each scored a pair of goals for Marlboro. Freehold Boro rallied from a 2-0 deficit to draw even in the second half, but couldn’t contain Marlboro in the late stages. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall East Brunswick 2 Monroe 0 – Boys East Brunswick picked up their sixth straight win with a 2-0 victory over Monroe. After a scoreless first half, Junior Andre Shelton found net twice in the 43’ and 53’ while Keeper Ryan McSwieney finished with 9 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage.
Shawnee’s Nate Summerville Wins JSZ Week 3 Top Play Belt
The Renegades took down the St. Augustine Hermits in overtime to stay undefeated, and Nate Summerville delivered in the clutch. The junior receiver made a terrific touchdown catch in the corner of the endzone in the fourth quarter. Summerville received more than 18,000 votes to earn the JSZ Week 3 Top Play Belt. Check out the ceremony here: Take Our Poll Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Incredible Catches, Amazing Runs Headline JSZ Week 3 Top Plays
Whenever JSZ cameras show up at a high school football game, we always get some incredible video! Once again, we have a great group of plays for you to watch and vote on. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Congratulations to David Hicks of Red Bank Regional on winning JSZ’s Week 2 Top Play Belt!
Watch Wednesday 9.25 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Wednesday’s JSZ soccer coverage features the #1 team in the country and a golden goal from South Jersey. Thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to capture great moments from New Jersey high school sports every day! Saint Benedict’s Prep 1 Pennington 0 Rhys Amstrong’s penalty kick goal with 31:10 left in the second half with the only score of the game as the Grey Bees remain unbeaten with a 7-0-1 record. St. Benedict’s was coming off a 2-2 tie against St. Ignatius in Cleveland and is currently #1 in the USA Today Super 25. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from NJIT in Newark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Pennington is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Washington Twp. 2 Shawnee 1 (OT) Mason Regan scored the golden goal off an assist from Justin Bautista in overtime to give the Minutemen a thrilling victory over the Renegades. J.R. Cima scored in regulation for Washington Township, with Matt Liss picking up the assist. Shawnee was down a man late but forced OT on a sensational goal off the volley from Matt Longshaw. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in the Olympic Conference American Division: Coverage of Washington Township and Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 9.20 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Two is well underway! JSZ has eight games from around New Jersey including a Shore Conference shocker, new turf at Phillipsburg, and an impressive win streak continues in South Jersey. Watch our Teaser to get a taste of the menu and scroll down to watch all of our highlights and post-game reaction! Middletown South 29 Red Bank Catholic 7 Tyler Cuccia had three TD runs and the Eagles scored 26 unanswered points to score an upset win and their first win of the season. Chris Lotito had a key interception and threw a TD pass on the halfback option to Matt Krellin. JSZ has the highlights of a stunner out of the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is brought to you by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness Red Bank Regional 21 Manasquan 7 Jack Chamberlain had a TD run and a 50-yard TD pass to AJ Abarno in the first half to pace the Bucs to a 3-0 mark in 2019. Manasquan blocked a field goal and returned it to the 10-yard line setting up their only score of the game, but David Hicks responded with an 83-yard kickoff return to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Rumson-Fair Haven 49 Long Branch 20 John Volker scored three touchdowns in the first half including a 65-yard catch on a short pass as the Bulldogs rebounded from a 14-3 loss to Wall with an offensive explosion at home against Long Branch. Jermaine Corbett scored all three Long Branch TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty Shawnee 31 Hammonton 8 The defending South Jersey Group 4 champion Renegades improved to (3-0) with a convincing victory over the Blue Devils. Jake Barnett rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win, with Tom Rebstock and Jaylen Horsley rushing for scores as well. Shawnee also moved the ball well through the air, as Matt Welsey connected with Nate Sommerville and Dom Frigiola for big plays. Kyle Vandever caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Barts for Hammonton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Ridge 31 Bridgewater-Raritan 14 Ridge started off the 2019 season 2-0 following a 31-14 win over crosstown rival Bridgewater-Raritan. The Red Devils were able to take a commanding 21-0 lead in the first quarter after two touchdowns from wide receiver Cameron Lloyd. In the second half Lloyd would also catch a 56 yard pass from quarterback Brendan Bell for a third TD. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Bridgewater-Raritan coverage! Ridgewood 20 Irvington 6 After starting 2-0 on the season, the Irvington Blue Knights hit a Maroon-colored roadblock Friday night. Ridgewood played suffocating defense throughout the game as they built a 20-0 lead behind two rushing touchdowns from Jack Wittmaack. Irvington did find the endzone in the fourth quarter one but it proved too late. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Irvington: Haddonfield 28 Cinnaminson 0 The Bulldogs improve to (3-0) and extend its state-best 20-game win streak with a dominant victory over the Pirates. Haddonfield’s defense put on a stellar performance holding Cinnaminson to just 26 yards of offense. Senior quarterback Jack Narducci threw for 124 yards and three touchdowns, all to senior wideout Kyle Garstkiewicz, in the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Cinnaminson: Coverage of Cinnaminson and Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Phillipsburg 37 Hunterdon Central 14 The Phillipsburg Stateliners began the newest era at Maloney Stadium with a bang. In their first home game since new turf was installed during the offseason, P’Burg made a statement. All three phases of the team were tough, highlighted by Matt Quetel’s 212-yard, four-touchdown game. JSZ has the highlights from Phillipsburg: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Phillipsburg athletics is proudly brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club.
Time to Vote, New Jersey! Who Earns a Week 0 Game Ball?
The start of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey is upon us. Jersey Sports Zone is kicking off another year of game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored after unforgettable performances. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll So — which of these North Jersey football players gets YOUR vote in our Week 0 poll? Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Our Central Jersey Game Balls feature Top Performances from the GMC and Shore Conference Take Our Poll
Shawnee Edges Seneca in a Thriller on Opening Day
The Renegades opened the 2019 season with a bang, knocking off defending South Jersey Group 3 champion Seneca 2-1. Freshman striker Andrew Kitch turned in an eye-opening debut, scoring both goals for Shawnee. Kitch’s second goal came with under a minute left in the game. Aidan Giquinto assisted on both goals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this rivalry game in Tabernacle: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Renegades Ready to Roll; Shawnee Seeking Third Straight Title
Shawnee overcame a two-win regular season to capture its second consecutive South Jersey Group 4 championship in 2018. The Renegades are looking to make it a three-peat, with a second goal of winning a bowl game this time around. Seniors Dalton Short, Tom Papa and Matt Papa are veteran two-way players for head coach Tim Gushue. Sophomore Matt Welsey returns at quarterback, with senior Dom Frigiola, senior Brett Hilgetag and senior Alex Pfeifer also expected to play key roles for the Renegades. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Medford: Shawnee Renegades 2019 Schedule Friday, September 6th – at Rancocas Valley Friday, September 13th – vs. Cherokee Friday, September 20th – vs. Hammonton Friday, September 27th – vs. St. Augustine Friday, October 4th – at Moorestown Friday, October 11th – vs. Woodrow Wilson Friday, October 18th – at Union City Friday, October 25th – vs. Williamstown Thursday, November 28th – at Lenape Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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 Saturday 5.25 JSZ Boys Lacrosse Championship Highlights
Sectional champions were crowned on Saturday as the state finals are now set. We’ve got highlights and reaction from four championship games around New Jersey! (2) Somerville 8 (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 3 – South Group 2 Final Duke commit Evan Barr was sensational in goal with 17 saves and the Pioneers got a hat trick from Julian Verona and two goals each from Steven Dupras and Michael Rosen to avenge last year’s loss to RFH in the sectional finals. The Bulldogs came into the game average 16 goals in the state playoffs, but Barr was a brick wall holding Rumson off the scoreboard for 29 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: (1) Montgomery 10 (2) Lenape 3 – South Group 4 Final The #1 Montgomery Cougars defeated the Lenape Indians 10-3 on Saturday afternoon, advancing to the Group Semifinals against Hunterdon Central. Max Drift scored the game-high with three goals. Danny Boyer and Alex Ipeker scored two goals each. Gettysburg commit, Kyle Howard, Shane Freda and Will Marrapodi each scored one. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Skillman: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of Montgomery! (1) Moorestown 17 (2) Shawnee 6 – South Group 3 Final The Quakers stormed out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back, capturing their fourth straight sectional title. UMass commit Ben Cantwell and Towson recruit Connor McDonough scored four goals apiece to lead the way. Air Force commit Jack Stewart and Rutgers recruit Shane Knobloch both scored three goals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as Moorestown advances to face Chatham for the Group 3 state championship: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Shawnee coverage is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. (3) Hunterdon Central 11 (4) Westfield 5 – North Group 4 Final No. 9 in the NJ Top 20 Hunterdon Central captured the North Group 4 title with an 11-5 win over No. 19 Westfield. The Red Devils got in front early thanks to an early hat trick from Rutgers commit Jack Aimone to take a 5-3 lead at halftime. In the second act the Hunterdon Central offense was unstoppable and scored four answered goals to finish the game. Junior Jack Aimone finished with five scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage!
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 5.15 JSZ Baseball County Tournament Highlights
JSZ has you covered with two big county/conference finals, including the Diamond Classic final and the Union County Tournament title game. Thanks for visiting and enjoy the highlights! Shawnee 2 No. 19 Haddonfield 0 – Diamond Classic Championship Game Jackson Balzan scattered six hits in six shutout innings of work to lead the Renegades to their first Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic title since 1990. Joe Dalsey delivered an RBI single in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as Shawnee stakes its claim as the top team in South Jersey: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 Johnson 0 – Union County Tournament Final Patrick Cuccurullo knew that his Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders were in great shape after knocking off the reigning champions, Governor Livingston, in the semifinal round. It was the senior pulled through in the championship game with 5 and 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to its fifth overall Union County title, and the first since 2009. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University:
Watch Tuesday 5.14 JSZ Girls Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The New Jersey girls lacrosse playoffs are officially underway! Jersey Sports Zone has you covered from the opening round through to the Tournament of Champions! No. 17 Shawnee 11 Cherry Hill East 2 – South Jersey Group 4 First Round Julie Cassidy and Lauren Jobes each scored three goals for the Renegades, as Jobes reached 100 career goals in the victory. Sami MacDonald scored a pair of goals and dished out four assists. Ashley Vernon earned her 529th career save, a new Shawnee school record. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Hospital. Holmdel 14 Parsippany Hills 5 – North 2 Group 2 First Round Sophomore Jules Brown led the scoring attack with four goals and three assists and the Holmdel senior trio of Kinsey Clark, Erin Mendini and Sam DiMaio reached a collective 500 goals in a dominating first round effort. The Hornets are through to the sectional quarterfinals and a matchup with 3rd seed Bernards. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel High: Montgomery 15 South Brunswick 5 – North 2 Group 4 First Round Sophomore Maddie Csontos has been a threat for Montgomery all season, but the sophomore has really found a groove heading into the state playoffs. Her five-goal game Tuesday against South Brunswick in the North 2 Group 4 opening round gives her three-straight games with at least five goals. The Cougars advance and will play top-seeded Bridgewater-Raritan on May 17. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Montgomery and South Brunswick athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Watch Friday 5.10 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Monroe 9 St. Joseph (Metuchen) 6 – Boys – Greater Middlesex Conference Final Top seeded Monroe captured its second consecutive Greater Middlesex Conference Title with a 9-6 victory over second seed St. Joe’s (Metuchen). Rainy weather played a huge role in the first quarter as Monroe fell behind 3-2. However, once the skies cleared in the second, Monroe tied the game at 3 before Matt Dorrian helped them take a 5-3 lead at halftime. From there the Falcons maintained a steady lead and Dorrian finished the night with four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! No. 9 St. Augustine 15 No. 12 Shawnee 5 – Boys Logan Hone led the way for the Hermits with four goals in the victory. Brendan Roth, Mikey Vanaman, David Burr, Hayden Smallwood and Colin Kuni each scored two goals as St. Augustine remains undefeated against New Jersey opponents. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this South Jersey showdown in Richland: JSZ would like to welcome Cooper University Hospital as a sponsor of Shawnee! Thanks to Cooper, we can bring you even more great South Jersey highlights!