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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. 31 through Feb. 5! 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
Triton snaps a six-game losing streak to rival Highland
Triton 61 Highland 52 | Boys The Mustangs had their mojo working on Friday night, topping the Tartans to snap a six-game losing streak in this Tri-County Conference rivalry. Bobby Beecher hit four three-pointers on his way to a game-high 29 points in the win. Jarett White had a busy night, scoring 14 points and pulling down 10 rebounds for Triton (2-3). Jaeden O’Neal scored a game-high 29 points in the loss for a shorthanded Highland (1-4), which was without two starters for this game. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Runnemede: Coverage of Highland and Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 10.29 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and JSZ braves the elements to bring you action from all over the state! Rutherford 27 Park Ridge 20 | NJIC Championship A three touchdown performance from Pat Cerulli and a catch-of-the-year candidate from Doug Russell highlighted the Bulldogs’ second NJIC championship crown on their home turf at Tryon Field. Rutherford (7-1) has now won seven consecutive games and heads into the postseason with a head full of steam. Park Ridge (7-1) was paced by a career-best performance from Matthew Manning, who notched 195 rushing yards and three scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the lone conference championship game in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutherford is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine 35 Holy Spirit 21 The Hermits close out the regular season by knocking off rival Holy Spirit and head into the postseason on an eight-game winning streak. Princeton-commit Nasir Hill turned in a phenomenal all-around performance, scoring three touchdowns, and added a pair of interceptions in the win. Senior Kanye Udoh rushed for a pair of touchdowns for St. Augustine (8-1). Senior Trevor Cohen scored a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Holy Spirit. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: 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! Hammonton 43 Triton 0 The Blue Devils absolutely rolled in the rain on the road against the Mustangs. A.J. Ryker rushed for 146 and two touchdowns to lead the way for Hammonton (5-5). Justin Doughty and Kenny Smith also rushed for scores, while the Blue Devils D pitched a shutout. Triton falls to (7-3), but both teams should be playoff-bound next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Runnemede: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 13 Westfield 0 The Stateliners leaned on its defense which recorded its 4th shutout of the season on a rainy night at Maloney Stadium. Caleb Rivera and Jakhye McLean scored the P’burg touchdowns. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Get Those Votes In! Week 6 JSZ Game Ball Polls Are Up
We’re beyond the halfway mark of the 2021 New Jersey high school football season and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are still going! 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
October and the Week 5 Game Ball Polls Arrive Together!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Wednesday 9.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Opening week soccer continues around the state. JSZ brings you the start of our girls soccer coverage along with more boys action. Get your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch it all NOW. Triton 4 Delsea 3 | Boys The Mustangs led 2-0 at the half before falling behind 3-2 late in the second half. Max […] 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.
Tri-Cape Wins its First Phillies Carpenter Cup Title
Tri-Cape knocks off Mercer County in an all-New Jersey Carpenter Cup final in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week! Tri-Cape 5 Mercer County 3 The best of New Jersey baseball was on full display in the finals of the 2021 Phillies Carpenter Cup. Tri-Cape (players from the Tri-County Conference and Cape-Atlantic League) made it a day to remember, defeating Mercer County to win its first Carpenter Cup championship in tournament history. Highland’s Adam Aquilino capped off a four-run, two-out rally in the third inning with a two-RBI single. Hammonton’s Jared Beebe, Holy Spirit’s Trevor Cohen, and Ocean City’s Gannon Brady each knocked in a run in the win. Hun’s Ben Petrone hit a solo home run in the loss for Mercer County. Woodstown’s Chase Swain was named the tournament’s most valuable player. JSZ’s James Mooney and Nery Rodriguez provide team coverage from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia: The JSZ high school baseball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
JSZ’s Week 5 Baseball + Softball Polls Are Up!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fifth week of the spring season. Our Week 5 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are made possible by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com.
Watch Thanksgiving JSZ Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has a three-course Turkey Day highlight meal for you! Then we’ll have some leftovers coming your way tomorrow and Saturday! Hamilton West 22 Steinert 6 Coming off three weeks of frustration and uncertainty whether they would play another game or not, Hamilton West (3-1) defeated Steinert (3-4) 22-6 in the 62nd annual […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 10.24 JSZ Football Highlights
Saturday provided another strong slate of games across the Garden State to close out Week 4. Enjoy the highlights! Somerville 55 Summit 42 Cookie Desiderio had three TD runs and an 80 yard TD catch on a screen pass and sophomore quarterback Mike Miller ran for two scores and threw three TD’s to get 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 Thursday 10.1 JSZ Opening Day Soccer Highlights
The wait is over! The New Jersey soccer season officially kicked off with terrific action all over the state on Thursday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Ocean Township 2 Monmouth Regional 1 (OT) | Boys Michael Reid’s golden goal eight minutes into overtime gave the Spartans a season opening […] 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.
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Vote for First JSZ Game Balls of 2020!
Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls are back! We’ve got 60 outstanding nominees from boys and girls high school basketball in three sections of the state. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll present JSZ Game Balls to the winners at a mid-week practice or during a game as our camera crews bring you high school basketball action throughout the week. If anyone has a Game Ball nominee, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday night. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch 11.14 JSZ Boys Soccer State Semifinal Highlights
Sectional champions squared off on Thursday night for the right to advance to Sunday’s state finals at Kean University. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Clifton 3 Elizabeth 2 (2OT) | Group 4 Semifinal This head-to-head matchup of two undefeated teams delivered one of the most wild, roller-coaster games there’s been in 2019. After battling to a 2-2 score late in the second half, a fight broke out with :01 remaining in regulation. Each team had a player ejected after red cards were doled out. Clifton, however, battled through the adversity and came out with the win courtesy of a Danny Tobon golden goal (96′). The Mustangs will face Hunterdon Central in the Group 4 title game Sunday afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Franklin High School: JSZ’s coverage of the state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Hunterdon Central 2 Toms River North 1 | Group 4 Semifinal The Red Devils fell behind 1-0 early before storming back to take down the Mariners. Ali Baish opened the scoring for Toms River North, before Central’s Brady Mullins tied the game before halftime. Marc Costa gave the Red Devils the lead early in the second half, and they hung on for the victory. Hunterdon Central will face Clifton in the Group 4 state final on Sunday at 12:30. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Township: Wall 1 Triton 0 (OT) | Group 3 Semifinal Nico DellaPietro’s half-volley five minutes into overtime gives Wall a spot in the state championship game for the first time in 15 years. The Crimson Knights girls’ soccer team reached Kean University on a golden goal one day earlier and now the boys are heading to Union as well. Wall picks up its 16th shutout of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Toms River North: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Triton is made possible by Cooper University Health Care Millburn 1 Montville 0 | Group 3 Semifinal Millburn advanced to the Group 3 State Championship for a second consecutive year following a close 1-0 battle with Montville. The Millers scored in the 58th minute when Malcolm Migoya found brother Alex for the games only goal. Keeper Zach Barr finished with 12 saves. Millburn will look to take home their first title since 2012 after falling to Ocean Township in the big game last season. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Delran 2 Rahway 0 | Group 2 Semifinal Frankie Taylor scored twice in the first six minutes to give Delran a spot in the Group 2 state championship and a matchup with Bernards in the state finals this Sunday at Kean University. Delran lost in the state semifinals the previous four years, but the fifth time is the charm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hopewell Valley High School: Thanks to Quick Chek for sponsoring JSZ’s state playoff coverage! Bound Brook 4 Lindenwold 1 | Group 1 Semifinal The Crusaders trailed 1-0 midway through the first half before going on a 4-0 scoring run to close out Lindenwold and advance to the Group 1 Final. Marco Martinez scored twice for the Crusaders, including the go-ahead goal late in the first half. Bound Brook faces Glen Ridge in the Group 1 Final on Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Paul VI: Coverage of the NJISAA Playoffs is brought to you by QuickChek.
Watch Tuesday 11.5 JSZ Boys Playoff Soccer Highlights
Tuesday is jam-packed with sectional semifinal action all over the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the amazing highlights! Clifton 1 Kearny 0 | North 1 Group 4 Semifinal This battle between two North Jersey county champions didn’t disappoint Tuesday as Clifton edged out Kearny. Amer Lukovic’s header in the second half proved to be the game winner in a tight, 80-minute matchup. The Mustangs are set to face No. 1 seed Ridgewood in the sectional final Friday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Clifton: JSZ’s coverage of the NJSIAA state playoffs is made possible by QuickChek! Christian Brothers 2 Notre Dame 1 | South Non-Public A Semifinal (2) Christian Brothers Academy defeated (3) Notre Dame 2-1 to advance to the South Non-Public A Tournament Final. Despite the Irish scoring in the first ten minutes CBA countered with goals from Brett Seig and Connor Anderko to lead 2-1 at halftime. Notre Dame continued to come close in the second act but was unable to connect on any shots thanks to goalie AJ Pinto who would finish with five saves. The Colts will take on (1) St. Augustine on 11/7. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Egg Harbor Twp. 1 Washington Twp. 0 | South Group 4 Semifinal Ahmad Brock’s first half goal held up, as the Eagles ended the Minutemen’s reign in South Jersey Group 4. Jeffrey Castro earned the clean sheet in net. Washington Township had won five consecutive sectional titles, but second-seeded EHT advances to Friday’s title game against #16 Toms River North. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Washington Township coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Triton 1 Mainland 0 (2OT) | South Group 3 Semifinal Sophomore Maxwell Hawk’s double-overtime golden goal sends Triton to the South Group 3 Final. Triton found itself in the defensive third for much of the match against Mainland, but a Tyler Guadagno steal opened the door for the game-winning counter attack. Goalkeeper Joe Bilgic was tremendous in net, racking up six saves to earn the shutout. Triton now hosts 9-seed Ocean City in the championship match on Friday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Runnemede: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Ocean Township 0 Lawrence 0 (Spartans win 5-4 in Pks) | Central Group 3 Semifinal Isaac Greenspan made a save in the 6th round of PK’s setting the stage for Eli Brandimarte to make his second penalty of the round and give the Spartans a spot in the sectional championship for a third straight year. Ocean is the defending state champ, but a rebuilt roster had them as a #11 seed, yet they have made a run to the finals again. Ocean will face #1 seed Wall for the title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrence is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Tuesday 10.8 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ has another full slate of soccer for you. We’ve got four games from around New Jersey including more from the Shore Conference Tournament plus a golden goal from the Delsea girls! Middletown South 4 Barnegat 0 – Boys The Eagles scored three second-half goals to cruise into the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. Aaron Oliveira gave Midd. South a 1-0 lead at the half. Matt Glynn, Danny Minze and Alex Sigua all found the net in the second. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Delsea 1 Triton 0 (2OT) – Girls Ava Szwed scored a golden goal in double overtime to lift the Crusaders over the Mustangs. Delsea stays undefeated (13-0) with the win, and clinches the Tri-County Conference Liberty Division title. Triton keeper Michaela Graham played outstanding in the loss, making 11 saves. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from a thriller in Runnemede: Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Triton coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 – Girls The last time Monroe and Old Bridge faced off 100 minutes led to a 0-0 tie between the two bitter Greater Middlesex Conference Red Division rivals. Following a scoreless first half Jillian Orzol would score the game’s only goal in the 68’ to put the Knights on a three game win streak as Old Bridge improves to 9-3-3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage. Steinert 0 Hillsborough o (2OT) Sometimes it happens! It was a combination of hot goalkeeper play and struggles inside the 18, but Steinert and Hillsborough both missed on big chances to notch the scoreless tie. The two goalies, Trevor Giordano and Daniel Guerrero Niteo, combined for 21 saves. This was a non-tournament game, thus no trip to penalty kicks to decide a winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hillsborough: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Steinert and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Watch Thursday 9.19 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Our cameras were on hand for a pair of games in the Tri-County Conference, as Glassboro took on Pitman, and Williamstown squared off against Triton. Glassboro 3 Pitman 2 (OT) The defending Group 1 state champion Bulldogs edged the Panthers thanks to a golden goal from Gorkem Ozdemir. Ozdemir also scored in regulation for Glassboro, along with Aaron Harrison. Jonny Zubert scored both goals for Pitman in the loss. R.J. Johnson kept the Panthers in the game, making 14 saves. The Bulldogs remain undefeated with the victory at (5-0-2). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Glassboro: Williamstown 1 Triton 0 Williamstown shut out Triton 1-0 in Tri-County Conference play. The Braves found themselves out-shot and out-chanced in the game but a stingy defensive performance, and a couple key saves from goalkeeper Gunnar Hoffman, helped preserve the road win. Senior Cole McNellis scored the lone goal in the game for Williamstown. The Braves improve to 3-2-1 on the year while the Mustangs drop to 5-2. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Runnemede: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care
Watch Monday 9.9 JSZ Boys Soccer Highlights
The second week of the season begins with some fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Bergen Catholic 3 Don Bosco Prep 2 (2OT) After overcoming a 2-0 deficit and a red card to put them a man down, Bergen Catholic’s Nick Shannon delivered one of the biggest goals of the early 2019 season with a Golden Goal to beat Don Bosco Prep in double overtime. Shannon assisted on the two previous Crusaders goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Ramsey: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics all year long is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Kingsway 3 Triton 1 The Dragons handed the Mustangs their first loss of the season in a key early-season showdown in the Tri-County Conference. After a scoreless first half, Kingsway pumped in three goals after the break. Sean Fatiga scored a pair of goals, with Quinn Roche also finding the back of the net for the Dragons. Tyler Guandagno scored a late goal for Triton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Woolwich Township: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Holmdel 7 Shore Regional 1 The Hornets scored four goals in the first 31 minutes to improve to 3-0 on the young season. Holmdel has won back to back state championships and is off to a great start in a quest for a three-peat. Watch JSZ’s highlights now: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to the Law Office of Lawrence Luttrell (Holmdel) and RYPT (Shore Regional) for their support of Jersey Sports Zone and allow us to cover great Shore Conference action! Hunterdon Central 3 Pennington 2 Hunterdon Central pulled off the first major upset of the 2019 boys soccer season and it’s only September. The Red Devils defeated Prep A State Champion Runner-ups Pennington 3-2 Monday afternoon. The Red Raiders would take a 1-0 lead at halftime before Hunterdon Central tied the game to begin the second act. Elias Simpkins shined bright with two goals to help the Red Devils knock off one of the best teams in New Jersey. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Pennington coverage
Vote now for the final Game Balls of the spring sports season
Jersey Sports Zone thanks our loyal audience for voting all year long for JSZ Game Balls. We have the final 60 nominees in high school baseball and softball. We’ll keep our polls open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and visit high school baseball and softball practices or games to present JSZ Game Balls to six more great recipients. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls South Jersey Game Ball Nominees presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 5.2 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We’ve got a pair of games on the baseball diamond in New Jersey high school baseball on Thursday. Mike Frankel takes us down south for Triton and Highland and Rich Chrampanis has round two of CBA and Manalapan in the Shore Conference Triton 11 Highland 7 The Mustangs exploded for nine runs in the top of the first inning to build a commanding lead. Matt Woods, John Scarborough, Aiden Sommers, Mike Shannon, and Jake Durham all drove in runs in the opening frame. La Salle commit Dylan Maria hit two home runs and finished with five RBIs for the Tartans in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this key Tri-County Conference rivalry game: CBA 3 Manalapan 1 After a two day 15 inning marathon won by the Braves, CBA turned around and handed Manalapan its first loss of the season thanks to a 2-hit masterpiece courtesy of Joe Escandon. Manalapan used a hit and an error to set up a sacrifice fly to strike in the top of the first, but Escandon put up six straight scoreless frames walking just two batters and striking out six. CBA scored on a pair of fielder’s choices in the first and second along with an RBI double from Mason Wolf in the second. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Lincroft:
Final April Baseball/Softball Game Ball Nominees Named
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch JSZ’s 2018 Thanksgiving Football Highlights!
Happy Thanksgiving from the Jersey Sports Zone team. We’ve got six Thursday football rivalries including the 112th edition of Phillipsburg and Easton, the 96th round between Long Branch and Red Bank Regional, the Battle of Middletown, Perth Amboy/Carteret and two South Jersey traditions! Watch our teaser that shows our statewide coverage and then scroll below for full highlights from each of our games: Easton 31 Phillipsburg 26 | 112th Annual Thanksgiving Game The tradition continued with this year’s annual Thanksgiving Day game between the Red Rovers and Stateliners. With dangerously cold temperatures amidst, Easton found a way to pull off another victory. This would be the 4th straight turkey day win for the Red Rovers who now hold a 65-42-5 record within the rivalry. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you. Check them out now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club! Long Branch 33 Red Bank Regional 14 | Green Wave win 96th round of Thanksgiving rivalry Marc Dennis threw three third-quarter touchdown passes, two to Matthew Clarke, as the Green Wave rallied from a 14-12 halftime deficit to avenge a loss to rival RBR last Thanksgiving eve. The Green Wave are 11-1 and look to win the South Jersey Group 4 Bowl game next week against Shawnee to set a school record with 12 wins. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the battle for the Ty Lewis Trophy: JSZ brings you this great rivarly game thanks to two great sponsors supporting their hometown team. Thank you Rosario Realty (Long Branch) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional)! Middletown South 10 Middletown North 7 | Eagles Win 30th Turkey Day Game In a hard-fought game with bitterly cold weather, Middletown South emerged from it’s 43rd Thanksgiving Day meeting with Middletown North as champions for the 30th time. Vinny Condito scored the Eagles’ lone touchdown in a game where points were as hard to come by as a second round of desserts. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown North: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Monmouth Building Center, Jersey Sports Zone is able to bring you great highlights from one of the best Thanksgiving Day rivalries in the state. Perth Amboy 14 Carteret 13 | Fourth Quarter Thanksgiving Comeback! After being shut out for three quarters, Perth Amboy rallied back with two touchdowns in the fourth to take a 14-13 lead. Running back Kenneth Carrillo scored both for the Panthers with quarterback Tahjmere Oneal getting the go-ahead an eventual game winning two point conversion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Campozino for sponsoring our Carteret coverage! Vineland 26 Millville 6 | 147th Meeting Nahzir Broome had 12 carries for 131 yards including a 48 yard run on the game’s second play to lead Vineland to a third straight win on Thanksgiving against Millville in one of the nation’s oldest Turkey Day traditions. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Highland 20 Triton 12 | Backyard Brawl Sophomore Johnny Martin had 29 carries for 268 yards and 2 TD’s and Kasim Randall-Dale’s 30 yard TD run was the game-winner as the Tartans win the Backyard Brawl. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
Watch JSZ 11.3 Playoff Football Highlights
The first round of the playoffs come to a close with Saturday action around the state. JSZ brings you more post-season highlights including Edison’s first playoff win in 18 years, a revenge win for the Brick Memorial Mustangs plus emphatic shutouts from Seton Hall Prep and Montclair along with a dominating performance from Piscataway. Watch our Saturday Week 9 Preview and then scroll down to watch nine games of action from around New Jersey: Randolph 34 Colonia 27 – North 2 Group 4 First Round Anthony Sofia’s 12-yard TD run with 3:18 to go in the 4th quarter broke a 27-27 tie as the 2nd seeded Rams held off an upset bid from the Patriots. Colonia stormed back from a 27-13 halftime deficit to tie the game at 27 in the 4th quarter. Randolph caused a fumble on defense and then avoided a turnover with a fumble recovery on offense to set the stage for Sofia’s game winning run. JSZ has all the exciting moments from this Saturday night thirller: Seton Hall Prep 17 Paramus Catholic 0 – Non-Public Group 4 First Round For the first time in eight seasons Seton Hall Prep won a playoff game. With just a field goal after one quarter of football quarterback Aidan Gilman would link up with Matt Colantuono for a touchdown to lead 10-0 at halftime. Gilman would throw another touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead the Pirates to a 17-0 victory in the first round of the Non Public Group 4 playoffs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Edison 14 South Brunswick 7 – Central Jersey Group 5 First Round Tyler Montford’s 37-yard touchdown with under three minutes to go in the 4th quarter proved to be the difference as Edison’s defense produced three interceptions and two goal-line stands to give the Eagles their first playoff win since 2000. Noah Stansbury had an 8-yard TD catch and his seventh interception of the season in the win. The 6th seed travels to #2 North Brunswick this Friday night in the semifinals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the upset: Montclair 35 West Orange 0 – North 1 Group 5 First Round After falling to West Orange to open the 2018 season, Montclair was able to deal a bit of revenge Saturday as the Mounties dominated from sideline to sideline in a 35-0 shutout against the Mountaineers. Quarterback Charles Murphy accounted for 208 yards and three total touchdowns while the Montclair defense allowed only 75 yards of offense on the afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from the win: Piscataway 42 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 – North 2 Group 5 First Round Juwon Jackson ran for 100 yards and two TD’s in just one half of action and the Chiefs cranked out 367 yards of offense in one half to cruise into the North 2 Group 5 semifinals and a home game against Ridge in the semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from a dominating performance from the #4 ranked team in the state: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Total Rehab and Sports Medicine Brick Memorial 21 Freehold Boro 13 – Central Jersey Group 4 First Round Jeff Lavarin’s 64-yard TD run late in the third quarter proved to be the game winner as Brick Memorial rallied from a 13-0 first quarter deficit to avenge a regular-season loss to Freehold Boro and advance in Central Jersey Group 4. Mustangs QB Tyler Sindel ran for 157 yards and two TD’s in the win. Brick Memorial will take on top seed Long Branch this Friday in the CJ Group 4 semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from Freehold: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Woodrow Wilson 41 Triton 6 – South Jersey Group 3 First Round It was another brilliant offensive game for the Woodrow Wilson offense as Nick Kargman passed two touchdowns and Louisville-commit Stanley King had 163 yards and one receiving touchdown to push the Tigers into the semifinals of the South Jersey Group 3 bracket. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Manasquan 40 Delaware Valley 21 – Central Jersey Group 2 First Round Canyon Birch ran for 186 yards and two touchdowns as the Warriors scored 40 straight points after falling behind 6-0 in the first quarter. The Warriors will host Cinnaminson in the Central Jersey Group 2 semifinals next Saturday. JSZ has the highlights from Manasquan’s offensive explosion: Penns Grove 40 Woodstown 6 – South Jersey Group 1 First Round Tyreke Brown, Penns Grove’s Swiss-army knife athlete, accounted for over 100 yards and a trio of scores on the day as Penns Grove won it’s 10th straight game. The Red Devils will meet with fellow undefeated Buena in the semifinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel is on the call:
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