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JSZ Week 7 Football Game Ball Polls are Live!
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
Watch Monday 10.11 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has two Monday soccer matches thanks to our great sponsors. Check out Washington Township vs. Lenape boys and Allentown/Middletown South girls! Washington Twp. 3 Lenape 0 | Boys The Minutemen have been playing inspired soccer of late, rallying for teammate Aiden McGuigan who suffered a serious injury at practice recently. Savien Castro scored a goal just 20 seconds into the game against the Indians, while Georgio Tasiopoulos added a pair of goals for Township (8-2-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as the Minutemen play for McGuigan: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Middletown South 2 Allentown 0 | Girls Abygail Doherty and Lara Brennan scored in the final 10 minutes of the match to give the Eagles (7-4-1) four wins in their last five matches. Meghan Carragher delivered a beautiful service in the 81st minute that Doherty deflected in traffic. Six minutes later, Makayla Jaffe had a fantastic run that saw her rip a shot that hit the crossbar which allowed Brennan to score on the rebound from close range. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Monday soccer action from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Allentown is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Who’s got the best play from Week 6? Vote now for the JSZ Top Play Belt!
Jersey Sports Zone has ten more great nominees for the top play captured by our cameras. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote now! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 5 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to South Brunswick’s Khyri Summers for winning JSZ’s Top Play Belt for Week 5
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.
Vote for JSZ’s Top Play from Week Four in New Jersey High School Football
Who will get the JSZ Top Play Belt this week? Watch 10 great plays captured by JSZ cameras and cast your vote NOW! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 4 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 St. Peter’s Prep quarterback Champ Long for winning last week’s JSZ Top Play Belt for his game-winning two point conversion in double overtime against Seton Hall Prep
Watch Friday 9.24 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 4 begins with some spectacular games all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! St. Augustine 31 Millville 17 The Hermits lost to the Thunderbolts in 2020, but the Prep exacted revenge on Friday night. Kanye Udoh rushed for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as St. Augustine earned yet another signature South Jersey win. Trey McLeer threw a pair of TD passes in the victory. Princeton commit Nasir Hill and Sacred Heart commit Kenny Selby each had a TD catch in the victory for the Hermits (4-1). Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen rushed for a TD for Millville (3-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Game of the Week is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Bergen Catholic 17 Don Bosco 0 Bergen Catholic stewed on last year’s last-second loss to archrival Don Bosco for an entire offseason, but earned their redemption on the first opportunity. The Crusaders leaned on a stingy defense and a violent rushing attack to secure a revenge win Friday night. Bergen Catholic (4-0), who is the No. 1 team in the state, limited Don Bosco (1-3) to 124 total yards of offense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is proudly supported by Rothman Orthopaedics. Washington Twp. 21 Cherokee 14 (OT) The Minutemen are off to its best start since 2009, and pick up a signature victory in an overtime thriller against the Chiefs. Senior RB/DB Nah’mere Graves scored three touchdowns, and pitched in on the fourth-down stop in overtime to seal the win for Washington Twp. (4-0). Junior RB Brandon “Bam” Boria rushed for a touchdown in the loss for Cherokee (1-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Marlton: Coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 44 Franklin 0 After starting 0-2, Phillipsburg (2-2) has picked up their second straight win following a dominating 44-0 victory over Franklin (0-4). The Stateliners opened the game with a safety on Franklin’s first drive and went ahead 9-0 thanks to a three yard touchdown run from Rai’quan Dixon. After scores from Xavier Moore and Gifton Friday-Johnson, Phillipsburg would lead 23-0 at halftime. Their defense was key in the matchup, recording two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions to get their second straight shut out. Quarterback Tristen Canzano in his first game back since week one had a passing and rushing touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage. Ewing 28 Hightstown 24 Tariq McKinney’s 32-yard TD pass to Tyreek Rollins with :45 seconds left gave Ewing a thrilling come from behind win on the road. McKinney had thrown a pick-six to give Hightstown a 24-21 lead in the 4th quarter but his resilience showed in the game-winning TD pass. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights of a great back and forth game: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Ewing and Hightstown
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
Top 10 Girls Soccer Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season continues with our top girls soccer games of the year. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are our picks for the Top 10 girls soccer games of the 2020 season! No. 10: Brigitte Bussiere’s Incredible Late Goal Stuns Old Bridge Unranked Monroe defeated Old Bridge 3-2 thanks to a must-see goal from Senior Brigitte Bussiere. Bussiere finished with two goals on Nov. 3. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: No. 9: Rutgers Commits Emily Mason and Kylie Daigle Face Off Two of the Garden State’s elite girls soccer prospects met on Oct. 29 as undefeated Hunterdon Central, featuring NJ’s Gatorade Player of the Year Emily Mason travelled to Pennington to take on the Red Raiders and Kylie Daigle. The duo are both bound for Rutgers in the Fall, but gave us a match up to remember. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: Morgan Cupo’s 2 Goals Lead RBC to Non-Public Central/East Title Red Bank Catholic capped off a 10-4 season with a Non-Public Central/East Title following a 4-1 victory over St. John Vianney. Morgan Cupo scored twice in Championship game on Nov. 22, JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights: No. 7: Vanessa Sarf’s Triple OT Golden Goal Takes Down Middletown South Unranked Manalapan handed Middletown South their first loss of the season on Oct. 13 with a 4-3 victory following a golden goal from Vanessa Sarf in triple overtime. Jay Cook has the story from Middletown: No. 6: 2 OT Golden Goal Keeps Washington Twp’s Playoff Hopes Alive Mike Frenkel was there when Jessica Castorina’s golden goal led Washington Township to a 3-2 victory over Clearview in double overtime. The win kept Township’s playoffs hopes alive. Watch the recap: No. 5: Katie Aglione wins Central East B Girls Title for RFH in 2 OT JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley was there when Rumson-Fair Haven stopped Wall’s undefeated season with a 3-2 victory in double overtime for the Central East B Title. Katie Aglione netted the game winning score on Nov. 22. Watch the highlights: No. 4: Sophie Berman’s 5 Goals Leads Robbinsville To Title Robbinsville capped off a 19-1 season with an impressive 6-1 victory over Del Val for the Central West A Final. Even more impressive was the five goal performance from Sophie Berman. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: No. 3: IHA Wins Northeast Non-Public Final in PK’s A nail-biter to say the least; Immaculate Heart Academy and Montclair Kimberley needed more than extra time to crown a champion. Goalie Lauren Mockler finished with 10 saves as the Blue Eagles won the Northeast Non-Public Title in Penalty Kicks (4-3). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: No. 2: Ocean City Finishes Perfect/Faith Slimmer Breaks OC Scoring Record Ocean City capped off the most unusual girls soccer season the state has ever witnessed with a record of 11-0-1 and the South East B Title. The Red Raiders defeated Absegami 9-1 as Faith Slimmer found net four times to break the OC scoring record with 100 career goals. Mike Frenkel was there on Nov. 22 for all the action: No. 1: Eastern Completes Undefeated Season The state’s top ranked team finished 2020 perfect and South West D Champions following a 3-0 shut out vs. Washington Township. Army commit Cami Silvestro scored late to lead the Vikings to a 15-0 record. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call:
Watch Tuesday 6.1 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The NJSIAA sectional lacrosse playoffs are officially underway, and JSZ has cameras all over the state to capture the action from the first round! Bridgewater-Raritan 8 Watchung Hills 3 | Boys Group 4 North Brady Kurdyla and Patrick Cullen each had three-point performances to lead a well-balanced Panthers attack to a win in the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 5.14 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has a trio of exciting lacrosse games for you to help wrap up the week. Enjoy the highlights! Clearview 10 Washington Twp. 6 | Boys The Pioneers erased a five-goal deficit and scored ten straight goals to beat the Minutemen on the road. Cody Heiser led the way with three goals for View (6-2). […] 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 Baseball and Softball Game Balls are Back!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the first week of the spring season. Our Week 1 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 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 All nominations must be submitted by Saturday evening.
Watch Saturday 4.17 JSZ Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
The Jersey Sports Zone team is in four different locations for the wrestling Super Regionals. Seven weight classes have their spots secured for Phillipsburg in next week’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you features, highlights and clips from all four Super Regionals throughout the weekend. Saturday saw weight classes 106 through 152 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next week’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 plus we’ll be back at it on Sunday for 160 through 285. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. North 1 Region – Mount Olive High School JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from the morning session: 106 pounds 1st -Jack Bastarrika, Mount Olive 2nd – Taisei Kurachi, River Dell 3rd – Ethan Smith, Boonton 4th – Dlyan Ross, Paramus Catholic 113 pounds 1st – Luke Stanich, Roxbury 2nd – Ryan Ford, Bergen Catholic 3rd – Clayton Utter, High Point 4th – Ryan Hartung, New Milford 120 pounds 1st – Evan Mougalian, Kinnelon 2nd – Joe Manno, St. Joseph (Mont.) 3rd – Aiden Wallace, Bergen Catholic 4th – Aaron Kurzer, Montville 126 pounds 1st – Joseph Cangro, Bergen Catholic 2nd – Ethan Fernandez, Westwood 3rd – Nathan Fitt, Newton 4th – Mike Tandurella, Don Bosco Prep 132 pounds 1st – Joe Fongaro, Boonton 2nd – Kelly Dunnigan, Don Bosco Prep 3rd – Daniel Rella, Paramus Catholic 4th – Karl Monaco, Montville 138 pounds 1st – Alex Almeyda, St. Joseph (Mont) 2nd – Christopher Bacchioni, Bergen Catholic 3rd – Laith Hamdeh, Passaic Tech 4th – Myles Leonard, Waldwick 145 pounds 1st – Michael Cetta, St. Joseph (Mont) 2nd – Jason Smith, Boonton 3rd – Austin Jack, Jefferson 4th – Eric Broadie, Bergen Catholic North 2 Region – Union High School JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the afternoon session: 106 pounds 1st – Daniel Jones, Delbarton 2nd – Jeffrey Jacome, South Plainfield 3rd – Logan Wadle, North Hunterdon 4th – Aidan Carmody, Livingston 113 pounds 1st – Joseph Sciarrone, Seton Hall Prep 2nd – Michael Campanaro, West Morris 3rd – Thomas Fischer, Delbarton 4th – Jason Quirk, Livingston 120 pounds 1st – Tyler Vazquez, Delbarton 2nd – Mayson Harms, Roselle Park 3rd – James Day, Phillipsburg 4th – Kaelan Francios, Rahway 126 pounds 1st – Cross Wasilewski, Delbarton 2nd – Frank DiEsso, North Hunterdon 3rd – Patrick Adams, St. Peter’s Prep 4th – Chris Tringali, Mendham 132 pounds 1st – Nico Nardone, Delbarton 2nd – Patrick Phillips, Brearley 3rd – Sean Reindero, St. Peter’s Prep 4th – Jack Bertha, Mendham 138 pounds 1st – Joey Olivieri, Hanover Park 2nd – Jasiah Queen, Elizabeth 3rd – Luke DiGiovanni, Cranford 4th – Joseph Davi, Delbarton 145 pounds 1st – Simon Ruiz, Delbarton 2nd – Anthony White, South Plainfield 3rd- Nicholas Stampoulos, Brearley 4th – Connor Doherty, St. Thomas Aquinas Central Region – Hunterdon Central High School Brick Memorial Wins 3 Straight Regions in First Session Brick Memorial had three number one seeds at 113, 120 and 126 and the trio of Evan Tallmadge, Anthony Santaniello and Vincent Santaniello did not disappoint. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the trio of Mustangs who hope to rewrite Saturday’s script next weekend in Phillipsburg: Calello Makes it Back to Back Region Titles St. Joe-Metuchen’s Nico Calello made it back to back region titles at 106 pounds after scoring a pin at 1:59 over Hunterdon Central’s Anthony Rossi. Watch Calello beat the clock in the first period to get the win: RBR’s Stolfa Needs OT to Get P’Burg Slot Red Bank Regional’s Phil Stolfa was deadlocked 6-6 with Jackson Memorial’s Luke Temple in the 126 pound “blood round”. Stolfa’s two point takedown in overtime earned him a spot in Phillipsburg. Stolfa went on to finish 4th in the Super Region. Watch the move that gave Stolfa a spot in next week’s state tournament: Central Super Region Results 106 pounds 1st – Nico Calello, St. Joe-Metuchen 2nd – Anthony Rossi, Hunterdon Central 3rd – James Farina, Ocean 4th – Ricky Gomez, Matawan 113 pounds 1st – Evan Tallmadge, Brick Memorial 2nd – Sebastian Ortega, Howell 3rd – Alex Nini, CBA 4th – Harrison Gordon, St. John Vianney 120 pounds 1st – Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial 2nd – Jack Zaleski, Middletown South 3rd – Garrett Totten, CBA 4th – Brett Blaess, Jackson Memorial 126 pound 1st – Vincent Santaniello, Brick Memorial 2nd – Nico Diaz, St. John Vianney 3rd – Nieko Malone, Howell 4th – Phil Stolfa, Red Bank Regional 132 pounds 1st – Julian George, CBA 2nd – Jack Maida, Shore Regional 3rd – Drake Torrington, Robbinsville 4th – Nick Torre, Brick Memorial 138 pounds 1st – Tyler Sagi, Old Bridge 2nd – Giovanni Scafaldi, Freehold Township 3rd – David Hussey, Middletown South 4th – Nick Canocina, Hunterdon Central 145 pounds 1st – Logan Waller, Colts Neck 2nd – Kamrin O’Neill, Matawan 3rd – Riley Simon, Point Pleasant Beach 4th – Donovan DiStefano, Wall South Region – Cherry Hill East High School JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from the morning session: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Coverage of Camden Catholic and Cinnaminson is brought to you by NJM Insurance. South Super Region Results 106 pounds 1st – Kaden Naame, St. Augustine Prep 2nd – Brendan Callahan, Kingsway 3rd – Max Elton, Holy Spirit 4th – Kurt Wehner, Toms River East 113 pounds 1st – Conor Collins, Southern Regional 2nd – Jared Brunner, Eastern 3rd – Cameron Morgan, Pennsville 4th – Nick Cotton, Shawnee 120 pounds 1st – Nathan Taylor, Kingsway 2nd – Jackson Young, Camden Catholic 3rd – John Hildebrandt, Williamstown 4th – Sean Dever, Egg Harbor Twp. 126 pounds 1st – Brady Conlin, Washington Twp. 2nd – Samuel Kotch, Cinnaminson 3rd – D’Amani Almodovar, St. Augustine 4th – Matt Henrich, Southern Regional JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the evening session: 132 pounds 1st – Ty Whalen, Clearview 2nd – Matt Brielmeier, Southern Regional 3rd – Josh Palmucci, Kingsway 4th – Hunter Horsey, Oakcrest 138 pounds 1st – Eddie Hummel, Southern Regional 2nd – Chase Casey, Camden Catholic 3rd – Ken Sherman, Holy Spirit 4th – Collin Rolak, Lacey Township 145 pounds 1st – Hunter Gandy, Woodstown 2nd – Michael Conklin, Toms River East 3rd – Finn McFadden, Kingsway 4th – Richie Grungo, St. Augustine
Regional Championship Wrestling Previews
The seeds for the NJSIAA Regional Wrestling Championships are now set. JSZ has a comprehensive video breakdown of the top wrestlers in each weight class in all four brackets! So get ready for this weekend’s action by getting to know the Garden State’s top scrappers! North 1 Regional (Region 1 & Region 2) North 2 Regional (Region 3 & Region 4) Central Regional (Region 5 & Region 6) South Regional (Region 7 & Region 8)
Watch Friday 3.26 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s another busy evening on the mat, with sensational scraps all over the state. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the exciting highlights! Delsea 49 Woodstown 17 The Crusaders took down the Wolverines in a battle between undefeated Tri-County Conference teams. Giovanni DeGeorge, Pierce Lightfoot, Blaise Verdino, Jacob Hassett and Alex Zimmerman […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 3.22 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The week begins with a bang, as JSZ brings you great highlights from all over the state. Enjoy the action! Washington Township 40 Clearview 32 The Minutemen found themselves in a 17-0 hole after three bouts, but battled back for a big win over the Pioneers. Cayden Martin, Dom Petracci, Raffaele Sebastiani and Tyler Lucia […] 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 2.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The second Saturday of the regular season brings a ton of action from all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 78 Gill St. Bernard’s 63 | Boys Bergen Catholic’s talented junior duo of Will Richardson (21 points) and Julian Brown (19 points) gave the Crusaders the boost they needed to keep their […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote now for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
The 2020 fall season might have been shortened but it didn’t stop New Jersey’s soccer talent from providing amazing moments. Check out our goals of the year and top saves and vote now to see who takes home top honors! The 2020 high school soccer season provided incredible goals and saves from all around the state. The Jersey Sports Zone team went through every game we shot in 2020 and compiled our nominees for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. In addition, we asked our great fan base to submit their favorite clips for our Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year. The voting is open NOW through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Girls Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Save of the Year (Boys and Girls) Take Our Poll Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year Take Our Poll
Watch Sunday 11.22 JSZ Girls Soccer Championship Highlights
We have plenty of highlights as the girls finish off the 2020 season with stellar performances and big moments from all around the state. Immaculate Heart 1 Montclair Kimberley 1 (4-3 PK’s) | North East Non-Public Championship After Immaculate Heart and Montclair Kimberley got through 100 minutes of soccer with one goal apiece, IHA secured […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Wednesday 11.18 Girls Soccer Playoff Highlights
It’s the sectional girls quarterfinals in New Jersey high school soccer. JSZ brings you highlights from three games around the state as we head towards championship weekend! Hunterdon Central 4 Hillsborough 1 | Central West C Quarterfinal Hunterdon Central sophomore Reagan Schubach tallied a hat trick in her third consecutive game to power the No. […] 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 11.11 JSZ Soccer Highlights
With the sectional playoffs just days away, JSZ has highlights from a pair of key games to help wind down the regular season on the pitch! Haddon Twp. 2 Washington Twp. 2 (2OT) In a battle between two of the top teams in South Jersey, the Hawks and the Minutemen played to a tie in […] 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.
Incredible Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 2 Game Ball Nominees!
Just like that, we’re already 1/4 of the way through the 2020 football season now that Week 2 has come and gone. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Ball polls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey polls includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
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
Vote now for RWJBarnabas Last Dance Week Two Top Play
The Web Gems were off the charts in single elimination play across the state. Check out the top plays captured by JSZ cameras from Week Two of the Last Dance World Series and cast your vote! Baseball’s back and RWJBarnabas is helping JSZ celebrate its return with the top plays captured by our cameras from the second week of the Last Dance High School World Series. Watch the video below and then cast your vote for your favorite highlight. The winner of our poll will win a JSZ Game Ball and we’ll make a presentation next week during the last week of the Last Dance. The polls stay open through Sunday at 12 noon Take Our Poll Last Week, the Howell duo of Ryan Behnken and Chis Acampora won top play for their 7-2 double play against Monmouth Regional. We brought Game Balls and JSZ masks to the Rebels! Thanks to RWJBarnabas for sponsoring JSZ’s Top Plays and being the presenting sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Watch Wednesday 7.22 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
The Last Dance Tournament rolls on with Round of 16 action at marquee venues around the state. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights + interviews from all eight games, so make sure to check back throughout the night! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region | FirstEnergy Park Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 11 Williamstown 1 St. Joseph Metuchen advanced to the Last Dance Elite 8 with an 11-1 victory thanks to a big day on the mound from Duke commit Adam Boucher who ended the evening with one earned run, four hits allowed and seven strikeouts. Brett Subers went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: South Region | FirstEnergy Park Saders Baseball (Bishop Eustace) 8 Kingsway 1 Eustace raced out to an early lead and never looked back, punching a ticket to the South Region semifinals. Nick Senior knocked in a pair of runs for the Saders in the victory. Joe Mascio pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win on the mound. JSZ’s Mike Frankel and James Mooney have the highlights and reaction from Lakewood: South Region | FirstEnergy Park Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic) 6 Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 5 GC led 6-1 heading into the 6th inning, and held off a furious Hornets rally to advance. Adam Gates and Jason Morgan drove in two runs apiece in the victory. The Rams will now face South Jersey rival Bishop Eustace in the tournament quarterfinals on Tuesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: South Region | First Energy Park Jackson Memorial 5 Washington Twp 3 The Jags have been on a tear through the Last Dance, only giving up 3 runs and posting 2 shutouts but the Minutemen proved to be their best challenge yet. The game was scoreless until the sixth inning as Sam Kaschak (Washington) and Nick Beetel (Jackson) dueled on the mound. Jackson opened up the scoring in the sixth and held off the late surge from Township in the seventh to win 5-3. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Don Bosco (DiamondBacks) 3 Jefferson 1 After a thrilling, come-from-behind win Tuesday, Don Bosco turned around and battled through to the next round of the Last Dance World Series with a tough, 3-1 win over Jefferson. A huge fourth inning with a pair of monster doubles and a single proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Cranford 8 Ridgewood 2 Cranford has proven throughout the first two weeks of the Last Dance World Series that they can score against just about anyone. The Cougars backed that claim up on Wednesday with six runs in the first two innings – including a double and two-run home run from Marcus Johnson. Will Gallagher allowed a pair of runs in the complete game win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: North Region | Skylands Stadium St. Peter’s Prep 4 Delbarton 2 (4th inning, 2 outs) Game Suspended Due to Rain After Delbarton jumped out to a 2-0 lead three batters into the game, St. Peter’s Prep scored all four of its runs on bases loaded walks to take the lead before lightning and rain forced this game to resume on Thursday at noon. The location is switched to Caven Point in Jersey City. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the early highlights of this game from Skylands Stadium in Sussex County: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the second 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!
Watch Tuesday 7.21 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
A new week means we’re down to the Round of 32 in the Last Dance Tournament. The stakes are high with single elimination action at big-time venues all over the state. Jersey Sports Zone has cameras at most of the games on Tuesday, so be sure to check back throughout the night for all of the exciting action! Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank. South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking 6 Lawrence Irish Road (Notre Dame) 2 It was a matchup many anticipated being the 2020 Mercer County Tournament Final prior to the cancellation of spring sports. Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) defeated Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) 6-2 following a four-run rally in the top of the seventh started by senior David Zamora. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Notre Dame coverage. South Region | First Energy Park Brooklawn (Gloucester Catholic) 1 Middletown North 0 Tyler Parks threw a gem for GC, allowing just three hits in a complete-game shutout. The UNC-Charlotte commit struck out six. Adam Gates played a big role in the win as well, throwing out a Lions runner at the plate, and driving in the only run of the game with a sixth-inning single. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from the home of the Blue Claws in Lakewood: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Middletown North coverage is made possible by ACI Medical and Dental School. South Region | First Energy Park Washington Twp. 11 Sussex Red (High Point/Wallkill Valley) 1 (5 innings) The Minutemen cruised into the Round of 16 thanks to strong outing on the hill from Nick Hammer. The La Salle commit allowed just one earned run in five innings of work. Dylan Sharkey and Colson Gonzalez both drove in runs, and had two hit apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Lakewood: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Don Bosco Prep 7 Governor Livingston 6 The Ironmen score six times in the sixth inning to avoid an upset and advance to the Last Dance Sweet 16. The Highlanders had the #1 seed in the North on the ropes scoring twice in the first and adding three more runs in the 5th to take a 5-0 lead. But Don Bosco had three 2-run base hits from Michael Drenzin, Kevin Stefanski and Charlie Granatelli to take a 7-5 lead. Governor Livingston loaded the bases in the 7th but saw a controversial non-call go against them and fell short as Caden Dana got the strikeout to end it with the go-ahead run on second base. This was one of the most thrilling games of the tournament and JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the highlights: North Region | Yogi Berra Stadium Bergen Catholic 10 Mount Olive 0 (6 innings) The Crusaders erupted for six runs in the bottom of the first inning and University of Maine commit Angelo Deer threw five shutout innings to get BC a spot in the Sweet 16 of the Last Dance. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Yogi Berra Stadium Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 12 Wood-Ridge 0 The Tidal Wave has proven to be arguably one of the most complete teams competing in the Last Dance. Liam Corcoran, Mark Darakjy, Kyle Vinci, Matt Carey and Nick McLaughlin all contributed into another blowout win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Arm & Hammer Park Jags (Jackson) 4 Middlesex 0 North Region|TD Bank Ballpark Cranford 13 Errico Baseball Club (Montclair) 9 The Cranford Cougars are moving forward in the Last Dance! Aiden Plick, Jake Diclerico, Mike Murphy powered an explosive Cougars offense through to the tournament’s next round. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: South Region | Owens Park Bishop Eustace 11 Cherokee 5 The Crusaders erased a three-run deficit in the third inning, and pounced on some late mistakes to punch its ticket to the Round of 16. Charlie Sanzio and Joe Pence led the way for SBC, combining for 5 RBIs in the game. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | Owens Park Williamstown 7 BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 3 The Braves’ bats caught fire as they powered past the Spartans and into the Round of 16. Greg Zerbe got the Braves on the board with a solo homer in the second inning. Brody Colbert and Ryan Achey delivered a pair of 2 RBI singles as part of a five-run fourth inning. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Owens Park: South Region | First Energy Park Kingsway 4 Howell 3 The Howell Rebels controlled the majority of the game off the efforts of Vin Impresa on the mound. But a late pitching change for the Rebels kept Kingsways hope alive. The comeback ensued and the Dragons put up three unanswered runs in the seventh inning to secure the win and advance to the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: South Region | First Energy Park Falcons Baseball (St. Joes Metuchen) 6 Deptford 3 In their first game are the senseless death of former teammate Dan Anderl, St. Joes Metuchen was all business in their win over Deptford. The Falcons scored at least one run in the first 5 innings from a slew of players. Underclassman RHP and UVA Commit Donovan Zsak had 9 strikeouts over 6 IP for St. Joes. The Falcons will take on Williamstown tomorrow morning in the Round of 16. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the second 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!
Vote now for RWJBarnabas Top Play from Week One of Last Dance!
Three days of wall to wall baseball – 333 games total. What are the best plays captured by JSZ cameras? Vote now for your favorite play from the Last Dance Baseball Tournament! Baseball’s back and RWJBarnabas is helping JSZ celebrate its return with the top plays captured by our cameras from the first three days of the Last Dance High School World Series. Jersey Sports Zone was able to get to nearly 40 games and we’ve got some incredible web gems, walk-off game winners and towering bombs as part of our top plays. Watch the video below and then cast your vote for your favorite highlight. The winner of our poll will win a JSZ Game Ball and we’ll make a presentation next week during the second round of the Last Dance. The polls stay open through Sunday at 12 noon. Take Our Poll Thanks to RWJBarnabas for sponsoring JSZ’s Top Plays and being the presenting sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Watch Thursday 7.16 JSZ Last Dance Tournament Highlights
It’s Region Championship Thursday in the Last Dance and the Jersey Sports Zone team has highlights from around the state as teams punch their ticket into next week’s single elimination tournament 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 Red Bank-Belmar Region Championship Blue+Grey (Howell) 3 Neptune 1 Nick Guerrino’s RBI single to right in the 6th inning broke a 1-1 tie and the Rebels earn a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament thanks to strong pitching from Chris Ellison and Jake Lenardo. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Count Basie Park in Red Bank: Jersey City Region Championship Maroon & Silver (St. Peter’s Prep) 7 Bees Baseball (Bayonne) 0 Matt Moreira threw five shutout innings and the Marauders exploded with six runs in the fourth inning to give St. Peter’s Prep a spot in next week’s single elimination tournament. Joe Vuolo had three RBI’s and Roddy Hernandez had a two run double and started a critical 6-4-3 double play to get the Marauders out of a bases loaded jam. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Caven Point: Edison Regional Falcons (St. Joe’s Metuchen) 4 Eagles (Edison) 0 Bordentown Regional Dirty Boyz Liedtka Trucking (Hamilton West) 7 NJ Tigers (TCA) 1 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hamilton West and Trenton Catholic coverage. Washington Region Championship Minutemen (Washington Twp.) 8 Garnets (Haddon Heights) 5 Rising junior Sam Kaschak threw a gem for the Minutemen, striking out ten and allowing just one run in six innings of work. Jim Hallman hit a two-run blast in the victory that proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Bergen County Region Championship BC Crusaders (Bergen Catholic) 9 Bulldogs (Dwight-Englewood) 3 Tywone Malone, the No. 1 ranked football in New Jersey, continues to show why he might be the best pure slugger in the Garden State, as well. Malone crushed a double and a three-run triple to pace the Crusaders to a region championship in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Bellmawr Region Championship Marlton (Cherokee) 18 No. Burlington 2 (Final/5) The Chiefs scored early and often as they cruised to the Bellmawr Region championship. Cherokee took advantage of walks and miscues by the Warriors as they put together an 11-run, two-out rally in the second inning and never looked back. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Bellmawr Recreation Field: Ramsey Region Championship Diamond Backs (Don Bosco Prep) 13 Warrior Baseball (Waldwick) 0 Rising junior Kevin Jaxel was a true ace on the mound for the Ironmen Thursday night as he struck out 10 Waldwick batters and allowed only one hit through four innings of action. Don Bosco is the top overall seed in the North Jersey half of the bracket and has the tools to make a run in the Last Dance World Series. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Williamstown Region Championship Monroe Twp. (Williamstown) 11 EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 4 The Braves fell behind early, but RBI singles from Chris Montone, Caden Dulin and Jon Wood brought Williamstown back within one in the fifth. Then the Braves surged in front in the sixth, thanks to a key two-RBI single from Dulin. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Owens Park: Pitman Regional Championship SBC (Bishop Eustace) 15 Vineland 5 (Final/6) The Crusaders motor through to the round of 32 after a spectacular day at the plate against Vineland. Charlie Sanzio led the way with 4 RBIs, including a three-run homer in the fourth inning to break the game open. Anthony Solometo picked up the win on the mound and racked up nine strikeouts over four innings. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Alcyon Park: Brick-Tri County Regional Championship Jackson Memorial 7 Manalapan 2 Two of the Shore Conferences top teams met in First Energy Park in Lakewood to see who would advance. Senior LHP Nick Beetel of Jackson Memorial had a strong outing on the mound only surrendering one run through four innings. The Jags put on an offensive show in the second inning, putting up six of their seven runs early. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Lakewood: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
Watch Tuesday 7.14 Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
Baseball is BACK! It’s the opening day of the 222-team Last Dance Baseball Tournament presented by RWJ Barnabas. JSZ has highlights all day and night from every part of the state! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Berkeley Heights Regional Governor Livingston 8 Oratory 5 The Mountainside White Sox (Governor Livingston) asserted their dominance as one of the teams to watch in the Last Dance tournament with an 8-5 victory over Oratory. Pitcher Sam Bass throwing three innings of relief finished the night with eight strike outs. They face Summit on 7/14 next. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Brick Regional Brick Memorial 5 Jackson Liberty 4 (12 innings) With 111 games across New Jersey in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament, Brick Memorial closed out the first day with a 5-4 marathon win over Jackson Liberty just before 11:00 p.m. JSZ captured the final out from Kyle Cline to give the Mustangs a matchup with Jackson Memorial on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to the region championship on Thursday: Pitman Regional Team SISU (Eastern) 7 Glassboro 6 This clash of 2019 state finalists lived up to the hype. Drew Tongue hit a grand slam for Glassboro with two outs in the top of the 7th inning to give the Bulldogs a 6-2 lead. Teddy Moos answered with a walk-off grand slam for Eastern in the bottom of the 7th to set off a celebration for the Vikings. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Glassboro Little League: Coverage of Eastern is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Belmar Regional Howell (Blue+Grey) 2 Monmouth Regional 0 Max Friedeman and Nick Gomes combine on a 1-hit shutout and catcher Chris Acampora delivers the only runs of the game with a 2-run single in the bottom of the 4th to give the Rebels a matchup with top seed St. John Vianney on Wednesday with the winner advancing to the regional final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of a great pitcher’s duel at Saint Rose: Tri-County Regional Allentown 9 Monroe 2 Jack Nitti was dominant on the hill with five no-hit innings and the Redbirds used a five run first inning to cruise into the pool final against Manalapan on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Lakewood BlueClaws First Energy Park: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Allentown and Monroe! Morris Township Regional Delbarton (Tidal Wave) 10 Morris Catholic (Morris County Queensmen) 0 (5 innings) The reigning Non-Public A state champions opened the Last Dance in style with a mercy-rule, 10-0 win over Morris Catholic. Juniors Ryan Reynolds and Kyle Venezia combined for the shutout on the mound while senior first baseman Kyle Vinci paced the offensive with explosions off the bat. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the full highlights from Fleury Field: Wall Regional Middletown South 12 JS Monsters (Shore) 0 (5 innings) Mike Keenan gave up a leadoff single and then shut down Shore for 4 1/3 innings striking out seven and freshman Matt Pontari blasted a three-run homer to left to close out the scoring in a dominant performance from the top seed in the Wall Regional. The Eagles can reach the region final with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from North Wall Little League: Bellmawr Regional Medford Renegades (Shawnee) 13 Pine Hill (Overbrook) 3 (6 innings) Shawnee plated four runs in the bottom of the first and never looked back, taking care of Overbrook in Bellmawr. The Renegades will square off against rival Cherokee on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Washington Regional GT Highlanders (Highland Regional) 3 MO Town (Moorestown) 0 Kyle White did not miss a beat on the mound as he went the distance for a complete game shutout and six strikeouts against MO Town. Matt Schaffer’s two-run homer in the third to break a scoreless tie gave Highland the lead for good. Highland now has an opportunity to reach the region finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Highland Regional is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. JSZ’s coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Washington Township Regional Washington Twp. 12 Sterling 6 The Minutemen trailed 5-2 heading into the bottom of the fifth, but exploded for ten runs in the inning to turn the tide on the Knights. Nick Hammer went 3-4, with two doubles, and 3 RBIs, including two hits in the Minutemen’s big inning. Jimmy Hallman picked up the win in relief and added 3 RBIs of his own. Washington Township can move to the regional finals with a win tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Washington Lake Park: JSZ’s coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Edison Regional J.P. Hawks (J.P. Stevens) 12 Carteret Ramblers 3 J.P. Stevens got out to a hot start in the Last Dance Tournament, defeating Greater Middlesex Conference rival Carteret 12-3 thanks to an explosive four run inning Ito close out the opening round game. They will take on host team Edison on Wednesday at 11 a.m. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Whitehouse Station Regional Hunterdon County Devils (Hunterdon Central) 12 Phillipsburg 2 (5 innings) Nick Zarneki punched in five runs, including a three-run homer to force the mercy rule, to power the Devils to a first round last dance win over HWS rival Phillipsburg. Tristan Spalter struck out seven in three innings of work, as well. The Devils will face the Glenn Gardner Vikings (Voorhees) on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. TD Bank Ballpark Region Hillsborough 5 RP Argonaut Baseball (Rutgers Prep) 2 A home run at the bottom of the first inning by Ryan Hvozdovic gave the Raiders the lead and they never looked back. Hillsborough defeated Rutgers Prep in the first round of the Last Dance Tournament and will take on the GSB Knights Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: GSB Knights 7 RiverDogs (Pingry) 4 An early lead for RiverDogs was the only bright spot of the day as the Knights battled one trailed for one half inning. Chris Boney had 9 strikeouts for the Knights in the win. The Knights move on to play Hillsborough Wednesday at 1pm. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from TD Bank Ballpark: Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
Jersey Sports Zone has highlights of the top girls basketball players in New Jersey as we present our 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball team While the coronavirus has stopped us from our annual banquet honoring the top boys and girls basketball players in the state, that doesn’t stop us from celebrating the accomplishments of New Jersey’s top players. Thursday and Friday we will share our highlight videos from the 2020 JSZ All-Zone girls basketball teams and coming up on Monday we will have highlight reels of our 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists and announce our player of the year. NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Lauren AchterRamapoRachel KuhlOld Bridge Makayla AndrewsSaint RoseAlly LandauGolda Och A'Nyah BarkerIHAOlivia MilesBlair Academy Emma BosletSt. Thomas AquinasAnna MorrisIHA Macy BrackettNeptunePaige MortonOak Knoll Zoe Brooks Trenton CatholicOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Saniyah CaldwellSaddle River DayMariana PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Nyasia ClarkWoodburyJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Taylor CrystianRed Bank RegionalErika PorterNotre Dame Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicKelsey RansomSt. Thomas Aquinas Christina DalceRutgers PrepKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKayla RichardsonMiddletown South Abbey FentonOcean CityBella RunyanMoorestown Friends Makoye DiawaraBayonneSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Anyssa FieldsLong BranchKeona SchenckFranklin Camryn FoltzColts NeckMadison SchillerRamapo Abigeal GaborePaul VIKira SidesMiddle Township Katie HerilhyMiddle TownshipPaige SlavenRumson-Fair Haven Katie HillSaint John VianneyBella SteidleClearview Brooke HollawellManasquanAlexa TherienCherokee Ciani Redd-HowardAtlantic CityChloe TeterRed Bank Regional Jordan JanowskiSaddle River DayCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Emily JohnsWashington TownshipEmma WaxMontville Zanai JonesHudson CatholicKennedy WilburnCherokee Kristina DonzaJackson Memorial 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists JSZ will post highlight videos of our five finalists on Monday as well as a feature story and acceptance speech from the winner.
Vote for Final NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the Season
It’s playoff time, which means it’s also time for our final round of NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the season! South Jersey stars closed out the month of February with a bang, so be sure to vote for your favorite player as often as you’d like! Our polls remain open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to our great sponsor NJM Insurance for allowing JSZ to award South Jersey Game Balls all winter long!
Vote for NJM Insurance South Jersey Week 8 Game Balls
It’s almost playoff time, but first there are a few more game balls to award! South Jersey’s top players continue to put up some amazing numbers this season, and now it’s time to decide which of those players deserve our Week 8 NJM Insurance JSZ Game Balls. Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in early and often. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are proudly sponsored by NJM Insurance.
District 30 Wrestling Champions Crowned at Delsea
It was an absolute pin party in Franklinville, with nine of the 14 finals bouts ending by fall. JSZ has highlights from many of the District 30 finals! 132 pounds: Frank Gabriel (Oakcrest) p. Travis Griffith (Delsea), 1:45 Oakcrest senior Frank Gabriel worked a pin late in the first period to capture a District 30 title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 145 pounds: Tim Spatola (Delsea) p. Nick Flamma (Washington Twp.), 6:21 (OT) Delsea’s Tim Spatola was down 5-1 at one point, but forced overtime with a late takedown. Then the Crusaders senior captured his third district title with a pin in OT. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 152 pounds: Jared Schoppe (Delsea) p. Christian Campanaro (Lower Cape May), 3:10 Jared Schoppe continues to impress in his freshman season for Delsea, earning his first district title by fall. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 160 pounds: Brayden Castillo (Lower Cape May) 6-4 OT Sudden Victory over Asa Walton (Delsea) Brayden Castillo helped force overtime with a late takedown, before the Caper Tigers sophomore stunned two-time district champion Asa Walton with a sudden victory in OT. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 170 pounds: Mike LaRosa (Washington Twp.) p. Justin Dougherty (Delsea), 5:03 Minutemen senior Mike LaRosa was trailing 18-6 with just over a minute left in the bout, when he stunned Justin Dougherty with a pin for the district title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a thriller: 195 pounds: Marcus Hebron (Lower Cape May) p. Emiril Mitchell (Winslow Twp.), 1:39 Marcus Hebron pulled off a big move in the first period, turning a takedown into a quick pin for the district crown. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 285 pounds: Jack Dunn (Washington Twp.) p. Felix Figueroa (Penns Grove), 5:59 The victory never seemed in doubt, but Jack Dunn didn’t want a decision; he wanted a pin. The Minutemen senior got it with a second to spare for the District 30 title. JSZ Mike Frankel has the highlights: More District 30 Champions 126 pounds: David Flippen (Oakcrest) 138 pounds: Hunter Gandy (Woodstown) | Most Outstanding Wrestler 182 pounds: Connor Batten (Woodstown) 220 pounds: Jamason Taylor (Woodstown) 106 pounds: Hogan Horsey (Oakcrest) 113 pounds: Sean Dever (Egg Harbor Twp.) 120 pounds: Ethan Wilson (Washington Twp.) Team Results Delsea 193 | Washington Twp. 177 | Woodstown 167 Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Thursday 1.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It was a busy night on the hardwood, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the Garden State. Check back throughout the night as the highlights come in! New Brunswick 75 North Brunswick 68 | Boys New Brunswick (13-1) picked up its ninth straight win with a thrilling 75-68 victory over Greater Middlesex rival North Brunswick (10-6). The Zebras led by as many as 16 points before North Brunswick stormed back in the third quarter to tie the game. Regulation wasn’t enough to hold these two, in overtime 6’6 Tahjay Moore would use his large frame to lock down the Raiders. Moore finished with 18 points and 22 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Elizabeth 62 Union 50 | Boys Elizabeth’s stellar regular season continued at Union High School Thursday as Jayden Pierre’s game-high 17 points led the Minutemen to yet another victory against Union County competition. Jordan Price finished with 15 points in the win, as well. Elizabeth is now (13-1) on the year while the Farmers drop to (10-7). JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Union: Haddonfield 46 Overbrook 33 | Boys In a battle between Colonial Conference division leaders, the Haddons pulled away late to win their 14th game in a row. Tommy Mooney and Andrew Gostovich led the charge, scoring 15 points and 13 points respectively. Damian Rawls went for 15 points for the Rams in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Pine Hill: Coverage of Haddonfield is made possible by NJM Insurance. Red Bank Catholic 58 Rumson-Fair Haven 44 | Boys The Caseys put together a 17-0 run that carried over from the second quarter to the third as RBC picked up its 11th win of the season. CJ Ruoff led the way with 16, Cyril Avinitis 12 and Charlie Gordinier scored 11. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you highlights of this game thanks to the support of the Jerse Shore Institute of Health & Wellness (RBC) and ACI Medical & Dental School (RFH) Cherokee 28 Washington Twp. 27 | Girls Trailing for much of the night, the Lady Chiefs were five seconds away from its first loss of the season. An Amani Reed steal led to a last moment tip-in from Kennedy Wilburn to keep Cherokee unbeaten at the expense of the Minutemaids. Alexa Therien scored a game-high 16 points in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Williamstown Tops Washington Township on Senior Night
Williamstown 40 Washington Twp. 22 The Braves celebrated Senior Night in style by snapping the Minutemen’s eight match winning streak. After dropping the first bout of the night at 113, Williamstown reeled off four straight victories, including a pin by Michael Davidson at 126, to jump out to a lead that they would not relinquish. Matt Curran and Thomas Sherlock also pick up pins for the Braves. Nick Flamma and Dominic Petracci score pins for the Minutemen in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote now for JSZ’s second round of Game Balls
Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 60 nominees for boys and girls basketball around the state who are up for six JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday night for any players who you think is worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls all year long! NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Cherokee Tops Washington Twp. in Key Olympic Conference Clash
Cherokee 37 Washington Twp. 31 The Chiefs fell behind 15-0 after four bouts, but stormed back to win the next six bouts in a row to take down the Minutemen. Evan Brown, Tommy Rubino, Andrew Aromando and Nathan Lapinski all pinned for Cherokee. Cooper Pontelandolfo and Ian Manahan also delivered bonus points, with both winning by technical fall. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Marlton: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
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.
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
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 Monday 10.28 JSZ Girls Playoff Soccer Highlights
The state playoffs are officially underway on the girls side, with opening round action all across the Garden State on Monday. JSZ has you covered with some fantastic match-ups to kick off the postseason! Clearview 1 Jackson Memorial 0 – Group 4 South It didn’t take very long for the upset of the postseason to happen. Clearview entered the playoffs as the No. 15 seed with a sub – .500 record, but none of that mattered as the Pioneers knocked off No. 2 seed Jackson Memorial on their home pitch. Katie Pirrotta knocked in the match’s lone goal in the first half, while keeper McKenna Dalfonso was lights out in net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Jackson: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by the Louro Chiropractic Center. Old Bridge 1 Princeton 0 – Central Group 4 Following a tough loss in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Final, 7th seed Old Bridge advanced to the Central Group 4 Quarterfinals with a close 1-0 win over Princeton. Senior Lauren Corless’ 60’ goal was the only score of the day and the Knights set up a rematch in the next round with East Brunswick (2) who bested them in the County Title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage. Washington Twp. 5 Cherokee 0 – Group 4 South The sixth-seeded Minutemaids took it to the 11th-seeded Chiefs from the start, scoring four goals in the first 40 minutes. Amanda Attanasi registered a first half hat trick, with Megan Smith scoring a goal as well. Giovanna Castorina added a goal in the second half, as Township advances to face third-seeded Rancocas Valley in the S.J. Group 4 quarterfinals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Manasquan 1 – Central Group 2 Samantha Cesario and Katie Aglione scored to give the Bulldogs a first-round win in the state playoffs. Cesario scored off a great feed from Chase Boyle in the 39th minute to give RFH a 1-0 halftime lead. Aglione followed with a goal early in the second half. That goal proved to be the game-winner as Sarah Barnes would score in the 56th minute to get Manasquan on the board. Rumson-Fair Haven will host Matawan in the second round. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights:
Watch Wednesday 10.23 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Tournament action continues to intensify before the state playoffs begin next week. JSZ has plenty of exciting action for you, including both semifinal games from the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament. Freehold Township 2 Manasquan 2 (FT wins 4-3 on PKs) – Boys Shore Conference Tournament Final John Wilhlem turned away three penalty kicks to give Freehold Township the 2019 SCT championship. The Freehold Township keeper had a PK stop in regulation and then stopped the final two Manasquan attempts setting the stage for Josh Leonetti to kick the game winner. Zach Orrico scored both goals in regulation for Freehold Township while Manasquan got goals from Drew Greenblatt and Tyler Gaugenty. The championship game did not disappoint. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Shore Regional: Red Bank Catholic 2 Toms River North 0 – Girls Shore Conference Tournament Final Junior Emma Bruther came off the bench and delivered a goal and an assist to give RBC the seventh Shore Conference title in school history. Bruther’s long left foot from 30 yards out hit the crossbar that allowed Morgan Cupo to head in the rebound to give the Caseys a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute. Five minutes later, Bruther ran down a ball in the left corner and delivered another lethal left foot. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of RBC is made possible by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness East Brunswick 1 Old Bridge 0 – Girls Middlesex County Tournament Final Top seeded East Brunswick captured its fourth straight Middlesex County Tournament Title with a thrilling 1-0 win over rival Old Bridge. Following a scoreless first half, recent IMG Academy transfer Kayla Reed would find net in the 50’ for the game’s only goal. The Bears have now won 36 MCT Titles. JSZ’s. Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Moorestown 1 (7) Kingsway 1 (6) – Boys SJSCA Tournament Semifinal It took nine rounds of penalty kicks, but the Quakers advanced to the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament title game. Moorestown led 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Joe Delconte. Sean Fatiga scored an equalizer for the Dragons with ten minutes to go in regulation. In the ninth round of PKs, Quakers keeper Kevin Muhic made a diving save, before Alex Lopacinski coverted to end it. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Clearview 2 (4) Washington Township 2 (3) – Boys SJSCA Tournament Semifinal The Pioneers found a way to survive and advance to the SJSCA tournament final. Washington Township took a 1-0 lead in the opening minute of the match with a goal from Ryan Cleary. Kevin Donahue scored twice in the second half to give Clearview a late 2-1 lead in regulation. Cleary found the back of the net again in the 79th minute to force overtime. Clearview trailed 3-2 in penalty kicks but were able to get goals from Pearse Costello and Cody Scully. Zane Martin shut the door on Giogio Tasiopoulos in the final round of the shootout to secure the victory for the Pioneers. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Cherry Hill: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Monday 10.21 JSZ Soccer Highlights
The state playoffs haven’t started yet, but there’s still plenty to play for this week. JSZ has exciting tournament action from all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Pennington 3 Hightstown 0 – Boys Mercer County Tournament Semifinals No. 3 seed Pennington has won the last four Mercer County tournaments and punched a ticket to their fifth-straight final Monday in a 3-0 handling to 10-seed Hightstown. Pennington star Mansour Diop netted a pair of first half goals to build a lead, and Babacar Naing tacked on one more in the final minutes. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Pennington: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of all Pennington athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates! Notre Dame 5 Princeton 2 – Boys Mercer County Tournament Semifinals Danny Bensch scored two goals to lead the Notre Dame attack giving him 22 for the season and the Irish won their 11th straight game to reach the MCT finals and a matchup with defending champ, Pennington. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Hopewell Valley: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Princeton and Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Washington Twp. 2 Egg Harbor Twp. 1 – Boys S.J. Coaches Tournament Quarterfinal Minutemen pressure led to an Eagles own goal with ten seconds left in the game, as 11th-seeded Washington Township advanced to the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament semifinals. Ryan Cleary scored on a set piece to give the the Minutemen a 1-0 lead, before E.J. Martin answered with a goal for the third-seeded Eagles with five minutes remaining. Washington Township will face second-seeded Clearview in the semifinal round on Wednesday night in Cherry Hill. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Moorestown 2 St. Augustine 0 – Boys S.J. Coaches Tournament Quarterfinal The Quakers stun the top-seeded Hermits in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Soccer Coaches Association Tournament. Junior Evan Buckley broke a scoreless tie in the 73rd minute with a goal off a rebound. Sophomore Cade McGrath iced the game in the final minute with a breakaway goal. Moorestown advances to face fourth-seeded Kingsway in the SJSCA Tournament semifinals on Wednesday night in Cherry Hill. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Richland: Coverage of Moorestown is brought to you by NJM Insurance Group.
Eye-Popping TD Numbers, Yardages Highlight JSZ Week 3 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 3 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference, the Greater Middlesex Conference and the Colonial Valley Conference. Take Our Poll
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 Wednesday 9.18 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Another full slate of games for you from the JSZ team. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! Washington Twp. 3 Haddonfield 0 The Minutemen are the defending Group 4 state champions, seeking their sixth straight sectional title this year. Township got off to a fast start thanks to a goal from J.R. Cima early in the first half. GianLuca Lockhart added a goal late in the first half, while Matt Liss put an exclamation on things with a goal late in the second half. Kyle Stone earned the clean sheet in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell: Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Haddonfield coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Trinity Hall 12 Mater Dei Prep 1 – Girls Soccer Colleen Kelly and Cameryn Keane set the tone each scoring a hat trick as the Monarchs had an eight-goal second-half outburst to improve to 2-0-1 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Thanks to Trinity Hall in Tinton Falls for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone!
Watch Friday 9.6 JSZ Week 0 Football Highlights
Week 0 heats up with tons of action all across the Garden State. Watch our Teaser below to get a taste of all the action coming from the Jersey Sports Zone team and scroll down to watch the action from every part NJ! Rumson-Fair Haven 20 Red Bank Catholic 14 John Volker ran for 163 yards on the ground and 25 more through the air with two touchdowns and Ryan Ruane had a 69-yard interception for a score as RFH built a 20-0 lead and held on to beat RBC for the first time since 2002. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank and the showdown of two of the top teams in the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness. We’ll have great RBC coverage all year long thanks to JSI! Red Bank Regional 50 Freehold Boro 7 The Red Bank Regional Bucs had a riveting season opener under new head coach, David Schuman. Quarterback, Jack Chamberlain completed 11 out of 13 passes for 143 yards. He also scored two touchdowns for RBR. Wide receiver, running back and linebacker, Owen Laughlin, also finished with two touchdowns. JSZ’s Madison Bess 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! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is made possible by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall. Gonzaga (D.C) 35 Don Bosco Prep 21 After losing their season-opener in California last weekend, Don Bosco Prep returned back home to the Garden State looking for a win. Standing in the way was Gonzaga and their five-star Class of 2021 quarterback Caleb Williams. Williams was masterful throughout the game, accounting for 5 touchdowns and leading a comeback effort against the Ironmen. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Cherokee 51 Washington Twp. 6 After winning just one game in 2018, the Chiefs came out on a mission to begin the 2019 campaign. They raced out to a 28-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Billy Osborn ran for a score and threw two touchdown passes to Caden Burti in the victory. Darren Hazen rushed for a pair of TDs. Cherokee also scored on defense and special teams in this one. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Sewell. Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Cinnaminson 21 Delran 10 The Pirates overcame a 10-7 halftime deficit to knock off the Bears in the opening game of the season for both teams. Shawn Ruffin rushed for over 100 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for Cinnaminson. Carmen Saginario and A.J. Torres also found the endzone for the Pirates in the win. Michigan commit R.J. Moten scored Delran’s only touchdown of the night. James Mooney has the highlights from this Burlington County clash: Coverage of Cinnaminson is made possible by NJM Insurance. North Brunswick 26 South Brunswick 0 After 42 years of meeting on Thanksgiving, North and South Brunswick did not play in 2018 due to the new football playoff system. However, the friendly rivalry resumed in Week 0 and for the first time in eight meetings it was the Raiders walking away victorious. Dahvey Hicks who recently transferred back to the program from New Brunswick made his return memorable as he returned a 95 yard kickoff and rushed in a 36 yard touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Notre Dame 55 Ewing 12 Cortaz Williams had a monster game with 7 carries for 122 yards on the ground with three TD’s to go along with a blocked punt TD and a 79 yard kickoff return for a score. Shawn Clancy gets his first win as Irish head coach. JSZ has the Mercer County action: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame and Ewing is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Robbinsville 19 Manchester Twp. 15 Robbinsville quarterback Dan Surtz was the force behind a major surge of offense in the Ravens’ season opener. Surtz led the way with three touchdowns — including a top-play worthy run and a game-winning TD pass — to help capture their first win of 2019. JSZ has the highlights from Ocean County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Washington Township Looks to Build on New Foundation
When Mike Schatzman took over the Minutemen program before last season, he was the third head coach in as many years. After laying a new foundation in 2018, Township hopes to take a big step forward this fall. Seniors Jack Dunn and Zach Andrews will anchor the line for the Minutemen. Senior RB Andrew Nocille and junior TE Jaden Allen will be two more players to watch for Washington Township. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Minutemen: Washington Twp. Minutemen 2019 Schedule Friday, September 6th – vs. Cherokee Friday, September 13th – at Kingsway Friday, September 20th – at Atlantic City Friday, September 27th – vs. Eastern Friday, October 4th – vs. Egg Harbor Twp. Friday, October 11th – vs. Holy Spirit Friday, October 18th – at Williamstown Saturday, October 26th – vs. Vineland Friday, November 1st – at Hammonton Coverage of Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 5.17 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
The New Jersey lacrosse playoffs are in full swing, and JSZ has you covered with action from all around the state. Check back throughout the night for boys and girls playoff highlights! Allentown 11 Seneca 6 – Boys – South Group 2 Quarterfinal Fifth seed Allentown advanced to the South Group 2 Semifinals with an 11-6 victory over 13th-seeded Seneca. The Red Birds got some help from Jared Jordan early who had a hat trick in the first period to give them a 7-1 lead. Towards the end of the second and throughout the third quarter, Seneca started mounting a comeback to cut it to just 9-6 heading into the fourth. However Jared Jordan along with Clayton Moench tacked on a pair scores to keep the game out of reach for the Eagles. Moench and Peter Pinto ended the day with hat tricks while Jared Jordan had four goals including his 100th career goal. Allentown will face the winner of #8 Holmdel and #1 Rumson-Fair Haven in the semifinals on 5/22. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage! No. 8 St. Augustine 20 Camden Catholic 1 – Boys – Non-Public A Opening Round David Burr and Mikey Vanaman each scored hat tricks as the Hermits overwhelmed the Irish to begin the Non-Public A playoffs. Third-seeded St. Augustine advances to face either #6 CBA or #11 Red Bank Catholic in the quarterfinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: Coverage of Camden Catholic is sponsored by NJM Insurance. Hillsborough 12 Westfield 11 – Girls – North 2 Group 4 Quarterfinal Lisa Ross had three goals and four assists including the game winning goal with :40 seconds remaining to give the Raiders a spot in the sectional semis and a matchup with top seed Bridgewater-Raritan. The Raiders seniors had prom later that evening and rushed off the field following the win to get ready for their big night. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hillsborough High: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to bring this great game. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates sponsors our Hillsborough Raiders coverage and thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Westfield. No. 18 Eastern 16 Washington Twp. 9 – Girls – South Group 4 Quarterfinal The top-seeded Vikings raced out to 12-3 halftime lead against the eighth-seeded Minutemaids. Ryleigh Heck, Jenna Casole, and Victoria Accardo each scored four goals to lead the way for Eastern. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights as the Vikings advance to face #5 Cherokee in the sectional semifinals: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Township is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Toms River North 15 Monroe 7 – Girls – Central Group 4 Quarterfinal The Toms River North Mariners advanced to the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals on Friday night, defeating Monroe 15-7. Selena Carrington scored the game-high with five goals. University of Pittsburgh soccer commit, Marisa Tava, scored the second highest number of goals with four. The Mariners will face Rancocas Valley on Tuesday for the Semifinal round. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Toms River: Thank you to CJA Construction for sponsoring our Toms River North coverage! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage!
Morgan Fitzpatrick of Washington Twp. Wins NJM Insurance Week 2 Game Ball
Minutemaids standout Morgan Fitzpatrick earned the South Jersey Week Two Softball Game Ball for her performance against Lenape. Fitzpatrick went 4-5 with a double and four runs scored to help Washington Township beat one of its Olympic Conference rivals. Check out Morgan’s ceremony: Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Know of a player who should be nominated? Email email@example.com. Polls open each week on Sunday.
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season. We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North (firstname.lastname@example.org) South (email@example.com) Central (firstname.lastname@example.org) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Woodstown’s Prendergast gets 100th win to highlight Region 8 Quarterfinals
The road to Atlantic City culminates this weekend with the 8 regions across the state. The top four from this weekend’s competition punches their ticket to Boardwalk Hall and the opportunity to wrestle for an individual state championship. The Region 8 quarterfinals were highlighted by the 100th career win by Woodstown’s Jack Prendergast at 145 pounds. Mike Frankel brings us the action from Friday night in Egg Harbor Township. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring wrestling fans coverage from the state championship finals at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. JSZ will bring highlights and post-match reaction from every state final from both the girls and the boys. We’re ready to bring the excitement of A.C. to wrestling fans around the state!
Career Milestones, Eye-Popping Statlines Up for Mid-February JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball players with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Top Hoops Performances up for JSZ Game Balls – Vote Now!
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring JSZ’s South Jersey Game Balls Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening
Watch JSZ State Semifinal Soccer Highlights from 11.13
It’s state semifinal Tuesday in New Jersey high school soccer! JSZ brings you nine games from around the state! Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) | Group 3 Girls State Semifinals With time winding down in overtime, Northern Highlands sophomore Reagan Klarmann kneed in the game-winning goal to push the Highlanders to yet another Group 3 title game. An incredibly even match throughout, both the Highlanders and Lions have chances to win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a thriller at Livingston High School: Holmdel 2 Delran 1 | Group 2 Boys State Semifinals In a rematch of last year’s semifinals No. 3 Holmdel and No. 7 Delran faced off with much more on the line than bragging rights Tuesday evening. The Hornets got ahead on a goal from Jack Russo, but Delran answered with a score of their own to leave us tied by the 20 minute mark. Late in the second half Anthony Arena would find net to send reigning Group 2 State Champions Holmdel back to the title game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Ocean Township 3 Seneca 0 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Leo Montesinos blast a 29-yard direct kick with under four minutes to go in the first half and Andrew Yates and Luke Yates scored goals 2:12 apart in the second half to give the Spartans a spot in the Group 3 state finals this Saturday at Kean against Millburn. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River North: Millburn 2 Paramus 1 | Group 3 Boys State Semifinals Evan Berney’s goal in the 63rd minute proved to be the game-winner as the Millburn Millers advance to the Group 3 state title game this weekend at Kean University. Rory McLaughlin also tallied an equalizer earlier in the match from a free kick. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Livingston High School: Elizabeth 3 Morris Knolls 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinals The Morris Knolls Golden Eagles upset the Elizabeth Minutemen in the Group IV State Semifinal game at Franklin High School. Scalici & Furlong lead the way to victory. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has all the highlights for you now: Washington Township 4 East Brunswick 0 | Group 4 Boys State Semifinal Chad Yates scores two goals to lead Washington Township (24-1) to the state championship on Saturday morning at Kean against Morris Knolls. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Rowan University: Bridgewater-Raritan 2 West Orange 0 | Group 4 Girls State Semifinals Bridgewater-Raritan eliminated West Orange in the North 1 Group 4 State Semifinals at Franklin High School. They are now heading off to the state final game at Kean University for the 6th time in school history. Courtney DuPont has the full highlights for you: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho & Total Rehab! Moorestown 2 Brick Township 0 | Group 3 Girls Semifinal Julia Dalmass scored an amazing 60-yard goal on a free kick and Cici Imhotep on the Quakers on the board in the 13th minute as Moorestown gets its fourth consecutive shutout. The Quakers will face Northern Highlands for the Group 3 state championship on Sunday at 5:30 pm at Kean University. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River: Thanks to NJM Insurance for allowing us to capture great moments from Moorestown High all year long! Gov. Livingston 1 Delsea 0 | Group 2 Girls State Semifinals Governor Livingston reached the Group 2 State Finals for the first time in over 30 years with a 1-0 win over Delsea. After a scoreless first half Freshman Allie Post with 10 minutes remaining gave the Highlanders the only lead of the game for either team with a late score. GL would then looked to it’s defense to close out the match. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Delsea coverage!
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 11.8
JSZ has cameras all over the state Thursday as public and private sectional champions in boys and girls soccer are crowned. Stay tuned throughout the night for soccer highlights from Delbarton’s PK win, Holmdel’s 2nd consecutive sectional title, an upset by East Brunswick and much more. Delbarton 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 (Green Wave in PK’s 4-3) – Boy’s North Non-Public “A” Final Kyle Swift made two consecutive saves during penalty kicks to give the Green Wave a spot in the Non-Public “A” state championship. After Seton Hall Prep tied the game in the second half on a blast by Jon Ned, twenty scoreless minutes in overtime led to drama in the PK’s. After Liam Bertrand made nine saves for the Pirates, Tomas Hut came in at keeper during the penalties and came up with two saves. Seton Hall Prep was one kick away from advancing, but Swift forced a sixth round after making a save. Following Sam Burvill’s second goal in the PK session, Swift made one final stop to end a tremendous match. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Millburn High: Rutgers Prep 2 St. Rose 1 – Boy’s South Non-Public B Final Rutgers Prep made school history Thursday evening by capturing the program’s first South Non-Public B Sectional Title with a 2-1 victory over ninth seed St. Rose. The Argonauts got ahead early with two first half goals from Sophomore Demetri Zambas. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Holmdel 4 Shore 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 2 Final After losing a heartbreaker against Ocean in the Shore Conference Tournament, Holmdel has been an unstoppable team. The Hornets ripped through the Central Jersey Group 2 field by outscoring opponents 27-1. The finale came Thursday when junior forward Jack Giamanco buried two goals en route to a 4-0 win against Shore Regional. It’s Holmdel’s second consecutive CJG2 title. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights: East Brunswick 1 Hunterdon Central 0 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 4 Final Upset Alert!! East Brunswick, the six seed in the Central Jersey Group 4 Section Tournament, took down the number one seed Hunterdon Central in the tournament final. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont has the full highlights and post-game for you now: Washington Township 2 Jackson Memorial 1 | Boy’s South Jersey Group 4 Final Arturo Serano and Jake Logar scored first-half goals to pace Washington Township to a fifth consecutive South Jersey Group 4 title. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 | Boy’s Central Jersey Group 3 Final Santieno Harding’s goal in the 76th minute would prove to be the game-winner as Ocean Township captured the Central Jersey Group 3 title in a 2-1 win over Colts Neck. James Schutz also provided the first goal of the day in the 13th minute. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ocean: St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Girl’s South Non-Public B Final St. Rose took home their first Sectional title since 2010 on Thursday night, as they defeated Trinity Hall in the South Non-Public Group B Final. Julianne Leskauskas, the Rutgers commit, scored the lone goal for the Purple Roses less than 10 minutes into the first half. St. Rose will take on Morristown-Beard on Sunday morning for the overall Non-Public Championships. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights:
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.20
Can you believe it? There’s only one more week left of regular season football in New Jersey. But before that arrives next week, Jersey Sports Zone has another full plate of football games from around the state this Saturday. Watch our teaser below then scroll down to watch all 8 games of action. Remember to visit Jersey Sports Zone tomorrow to vote for top plays and game balls. Rancocas Valley 19 Lenape 16 Bryce Mangene threw three touchdown passes including a pair of second-half scores to Cerrome Hill and a Hail Mary to Jahmier Washington to end the first half as RV avenged a loss to their rival in the South Jersey Group 5 finals. JSZ has the highlights from a Saturday thriller with post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Bergen Catholic 42 Paramus Catholic 0 Junior signal-caller Andrew Boel was automatic Saturday, completing 13 of 17 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bergen Catholic to a blowout win in Oradell. Tyler Devera, Garrett Cody and Pierson Tobia all caught touchdowns while Anthony Corbin and Rahmir Johnson scored on the ground. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from the win: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness, Jersey Sports Zone is able to capture highlights like these against a North Jersey rival. Notre Dame 35 Nottingham 14 A hyped Mercer County meeting between two 5-1 teams was the headline in Hamilton Saturday afternoon. The first half of Notre Dame and Nottingham was a close, hard-hitting matchup that saw the Irish go ahead 14-7 at halftime. In the third quarter running back brothers Cortaz and Coleon Williams were able to move the chains with a physical run approach. Rickey “Pop” Spruill was the stand out performance with 5 catches, 85 receiving yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and an interception on defense. Junior Cortaz Williams also records his 3,000 career rushing yard. Notre Dame will close out the season against Trenton next week for the top spot in the WJFL Capitol division. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Notre Dame coverage! Trenton 7 Steinert 0 James Hubbard’s 39 yard punt return late in the second quarter was the only score of the game as Trenton leaned on its defense to get to 4-3 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights from the state capital: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Trenton and Steinert Elizabeth 12 Westfield 0 The Minutemen shutout the Blue Devils 12-0. Javon Wactor had 30 carries for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns, while the Minutemen defense recorded 5 sacks. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thank you Jon for your continued support of Westfield athletics! Irvington 24 Barringer 6 The Blue Knights racked up 246 yards on the ground with Zakee Swann leading the way with 132 yards on just 12 carries. Irvington secures the Freedom White Division crown for a second straight year. JSZ has highlights from Irvington’s Homecoming: Vineland 31 Washington Township 7 Junior quarterback Ryan Shelton was a dual-threat menace for the Minutemen defense as he accounted for 260 total yards and three touchdowns in a big win for the Fighting Clan. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Penns Grove 42 Glassboro 6 The Red Devils continued their infectious winning ways as they won their eighth game of the season, making the argument as one of the top teams in South Jersey. Nasir Robinson ran for three touchdowns and 184 yards while Tyreke Brown completed a trick play TD pass to Torvon Ransome in the win. Here are the highlights from JSZ’s Mike Frankel:
Vote now for Week 5 JSZ “Game Balls”
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Four in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. email@example.com (North Jersey), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid-State 38), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 5 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 5 Highlights
Olympic-Colonial wins 6th Carpenter Cup Championship
Olympic-Colonial 7 Burlington County 2 The Olympic-Colonial All-Stars used a 5-run 3rd inning to take control and win the Philadelphia Phillies Carpenter Cup for a record sixth time. Burlington County scored two runs in the top of the first, but four Olympic-Colonial pitchers combined on eight shutout innings. JSZ has the highlights of the championship game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia:
It will be an all-NJ final for the Phillies Carpenter Cup
Burlington 6 Jersey Shore 1 Getting to live out your childhood dream of playing in the Majors doesn’t come true for many, but for the four remaining teams of the 32nd Annual Carpenter Cup Classic they got to take the field Saturday at Citizens Bank Park. The semifinal matchup between Burlington County and Jersey Shore was headlined by a six run fourth inning that included a 2 run home run from Duke bound Senior Jake Topolski of Lenape that would ultimately send ‘Burlco’ back to the championship game as they try to claim the title for the first time since 2012. Watch the highlights now: Olympic-Colonial 10 Delaware North 6 Sky Duff went 2 for 3 with a triple, a homer and 3 RBI’s to lead Olympic-Colonial into the Carpenter Cup finals. Olympic-Colonial used a five-run 9th inning to reach the championship game. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the home of the Philadelphia Phillies: Coming soon – highlights of Burlington County vs. Jersey Shore!
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Red Bank Catholic 7 Monmouth Regional 6 (8 innings) David Glancy launched three towering solo homers in three consecutive at-bats as the Caseys rallied for an extra-innings win. RBC had a 6-2 lead in the 6th inning after Glancy’s third blast of the game, but Monmouth Regional rallied for four runs in the bottom of the frame starting with an Eli Rife 2-run homer, a Justin Scotto RBI double and a Ricky Voss base hit to left that plated Scotto. In the 8th, Ryan O’Hara hit a fly ball to left that was dropped bringing home Glancy with the game-winning run. Watch the highlights of a wild game in Tinton Falls! Jersey Sports Zone can capture great moments like David Glancy’s three HR game because of Playa Bowls in Red Bank. Thanks to Playa Bowls for supporting our RBC coverage on JSZ TR North – 12 TR South – 2 (6 Innings) After 5 and half innings, it was looking like there was going to be another chapter added to one of the great high school baseball rivalries in New Jersey. Toms River North and Toms River South were tied at 2, before the Mariners erupted for 9 runs in the bottom of the 5th, capped off by a 3-RBI Home Run from Penn bound Craig Larsen. Jared Bellissimo pitched all 6 innings with 9 K’s for the win. Toms River North improves to 8-4, South drops back to .500 at 6-6. Watch Highlights of the Toms River Civil War on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success Sparta 4 Phillipsburg 0 – HWS County Tournament | Cole Patten 12 Strikeouts Second round of the HWS County Tournament, and the Spartans took down the Stateliners. Cole Patten pitched a shutout for Sparta with 12 strikeouts, while Eric Castorina went three for three at the plate. Highlights now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Liner highlights all season long! Washington Township 11 Eastern 9 | NJ’s #1 team upset Washington Township used a 10-run 3rd inning to race out to an 11-0 lead before holding off a comeback attempt by NJ’s top-ranked team in the current state polls. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has highlights from a great game in Southern Jersey:
Watch Baseball Opening Day Highlights 3.31
Middletown South 7 Middletown North 0 Sophomore Chris O’Connor had three hits, 2 RBI’s and a critical defensive play at third base in his varsity debut to lead Middletown South to a 7-0 win over their crosstown rival on opening day. Joe Sprake and Robby Zega combined on the shutout. Sprake threw four scoreless frames with 8 K’s and Zega got out of a jam in the 5th inning that allowed the Eagles to bust the game open. Middletown North starter Tyler Ras struck out 12 in five innings in front of multiple MLB scouts who watched his first start of 2018. O’Connor made a diving play at third base to get South out of a bases loaded jam and doubled off of Ras to set up the game’s first run. JSZ has the highlights of another great battle of Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors. Prown’s is the reason we can capture great moments from Middletown South sports all year long! Washington Township 1 Toms River North 0 (10 innings) Austin Attanasi’s RBI single to center in the top of the 10th was the only run of the game as Washington Township was able to overcome seven no-hit innings from Toms River North starter Brendan Mullins to persevere in extra innings. Eric Catafalsa, Nick Hammer and Lorenzo Morello combined on the shutout . JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of a game featuring two top 20 ranked teams: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success Nottingham 9 Robbinsville 6 Opening Day in the Colonial Valley Conference did not disappoint as Nottingham got their first win of the year in exciting fashion. The North Stars were led by Ace Nick Houghton who took the mound and earned 13 strikeouts in his 108 pitch contest. But his pitching was just the beginning, Houghton went 3-3 and helped Nottingham tie the game after being down 2 in the bottom of the sixth. David Scott would finish the job soon after with a 2 RBI double of his own to help the North Stars start the year off 1-0. Watch the highlights and our post game interview with Houghton and Scott: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage!
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Rumson-Fair Haven 65 Middletown North 62 – Shore Conference Boys Tournament 2nd Round Ian O’Connor scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Devin Cooper delivered the game-winning hoop and foul with 23 seconds left to lead 3rd seeded RFH to a 65-62 win over #14 Middletown North in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. The Lions built a 14 point first half lead thanks to sizzling shooting from beyond the arc. Middletown North made nine three pointers in the opening half and Rob Higgins was tremendous scoring 33 points in a losing effort. But O’Connor led the RFH comeback scoring the five points in the final 30 seconds of the third quarter and scoring a three point play to give RFH a lead early in the 4th. Sky Cherry nearly forced overtime with a half court shot at the buzzer. RFH will face Point Pleasant Boro in the SCT quarterfinals on Sunday in Toms River. Watch the highlights from a thrilling game in Rumson: JSZ can bring you great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch! Ranney 77 Barnegat 44 – Shore Conference Boys Tournament 2nd Round Bryan Antoine scored 24 and Scottie Lewis added 22 points to lead the Panthers to a dominant win over Barnegat and a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Ranney will face Toms River North this Sunday. JSZ has highlights from the Panthers second round win in Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy Steinert 53 Robbinsville 36 -Girls Mercer County Tournament The opening round of a tournament can either be a long day for one team on the losing end or a thrilling upset no one predicted. When fifth seed Steinert and 12th seed Robbinsville faced off in the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament it was the underdog Ravens that led through the first two periods. However, midway through the third the Lady Spartans began to pick it up as Steinert would close out the third with an 11 point lead. In the final quarter, Steinert would return to regular form thanks to Tatiana Dorner who had 12 points as they would bust the lead open to hold on for a 53-36 victory. The Lady Spartans advance to the Quarterfinal round to face fourth seed Notre Dame on 2/17 who were previously ranked in the NJ Top 20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ! Washington Township 47 Cherry Hill East 37 The Minutemen pull off an upset with a big home win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has South Jersey basketball highlights:
Watch Thursday 12.21 High School Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone had camera crews around the state capturing great high school hoops action! Middletown North 67 Ocean 59 Rob Higgins had 20 points in the 4th quarter and 36 for the game reaching the 1,000 career point mark in a Lions road win. Higgins needed 32 to reach the milestone and was able to hit six free throws in the final minute to get reach 1,000. Jack Miller had 16 in the final eight minutes and 28 for the game with teammate Andrew Seager adding 20 in a losing effort. Ocean battled back from a 14 point deficit to get as close as three, but the Lions never relinquished the lead. Watch the highlights and a post-game interview with the Lions 1,000 point scorer: Teaneck – 90 Bergenfield – 73 Aaron Sanchez poured in 27 points on 6 three pointers and senior point guard Ja’Quaye James added 17 for the Highwaymen, as Teaneck High School recorded a big road win over Bergenfield. Teaneck, coming off of back to back state title seasons, has almost an entirely new roster, but the Highwaymen have gotten off to a 3-1 start in 2017. Watch full highlights and post game reaction of Teaneck vs Bergenfield below! Matawan 64 Shore Regional 38 Mike Dunne had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Reggie Tawiah added a dozen as the Huskies bounced back from a tough home loss to RFH with a road win in “A” Central play. Watch the highlights of Matawan’s second win of the season on Thursday night in West Long Branch: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our Shore Regional coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Bridgewater-Raritan 59 Phillipsburg 40 Bridgewater-Raritan’s Teresa Wolak was on fire tonight. With 21 points, her aggressive play dominated the paint and led her team to a 59-40 victory over the Phillipsburg Stateliners improving the Panthers to 2-1. Check out full highlights now: Double Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Care Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, as well as, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. It is because of these great sponsor that JSZ brings you the best Panther Highlights all year long! Coverage of Phillipsburg HS is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for help JSZ capture great Stateliner highlights year round! Trenton-76 Steinert 70 Fans crowded the gym in Hamilton for a local rivalry showdown between Trenton and Steinert Thursday night. The Spartans came out hot leading by three at the end of the first quarter, but Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton answered back with a few big scores and the Tornadoes never looked back as they took down Steinert 76-70 in this Colonial Valley Conference match up. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Trenton and Steinert coverage on Jersey Sports Zone! Warren Hills 59 Cranford 47 Warren Hills obtained the lead early in this one, and held it throughout despite Cranford’s efforts to close the gap in the 2nd half. It was Alan Freeman’s 3 pointer at the end of the 3rd period that seemed to seal the deal for the Blue Streaks as they defeated the Cougars 59-47. Highlights available now: Glassboro 63 Washington Township 55 Isom Golden drained a shot just inside half-court and the Bulldogs held off Washington Township for a road victory. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the recap from South Jersey:
Watch Williamstown 44 Washington Township 7 Thanksgiving 2017
Williamstown 44 Washington Township 7- Thanksgiving 2017 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
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Happy Thanksgiving from Jersey Sports Zone. The tradition of rivalry football on Thanksgiving morning continues around the state as JSZ brings you nine games of action: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Middletown South 21 Middletown North 7: Jake Krellin 3 TD runs, Matt Krellin 3 INT’s Easton (PA) 21 Phillipsburg 14: Israel Selassie game-winning 15 yard TD with :40 seconds left in 4th Burlington City 44 Palmyra 6: Jimmy Browne 321 yards, 3 TD’s Steinert 20 Hamilton West 19: Jordan Morrison 18 carries, 117 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 24 Shore Regional 6: Dan Harby 125 passing yards, 2 TD’s Holmdel 34 Raritan 9: Dean Gallo 18 carries, 164 yards, 3 TD’s Lakewood 26 Toms River South 12: Zyheir Jones 3 TD runs Timber Creek 42 Winslow Township 14: Devin Leary 12-19, 270 yards, 3 TD passes Williamstown 44 Washington Township 7: Devon Banks 170 yards receiving, 2 TD catches In case you missed it on Thanksgiving Eve….. Red Bank Regional 21 Long Branch 20 (OT) Nigel Mitchell had two TD runs including the game-winner in overtime as the Bucs stun the Green Wave in the 95th meeting between the two schools during the Thanksgiving holiday. Makai Mickens had a 21 yard TD run, an interception and a blocked extra point in overtime. Long Branch played from behind the entire game, scoring late in the first half to draw even 7-7 and then scoring with under four minutes to go on a Jermaine Corbett 3 yard TD run to tie the game at 14 and force overtime. The Green Wave got the ball first in OT and La’Qym Morris scored from six yards out, but Mickens was able to block the extra point. It set the stage for Mitchell to cash in from 11 yards out and Chris Maida boot the extra point to seal the upset win. It was sweet redemption for Red Bank Regional who lost two previous overtime games in 2017 including a missed extra point in a heartbreaking loss to Monmouth Regional. Long Branch drops to 8-3 and now puts their focus on a sectional championship game next week with Freehold Boro at Rutgers. Watch the highlights of a great appetizer for JSZ’s Thanksgiving football coverage:
Watch Boys State Soccer Semifinal Highlights
JSZ brings you highlights of four boys state soccer semifinal games: Kearny 0 (5) Bridgewater-Raritan 0 (4) Both the Kearny Kardinals and Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers expected to win this matchup, and that proved true as they played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. In the end, the Kearny Kardinals were victorious in a 5-4 PK victory over the Panthers, and they will be moving onto the Group 4 State Final this Sunday. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert! A big thank you goes out to our wonderful sponsors of Bridgewater-Raritan HS. It is because of you we are able to get great highlights of Panther athletics all year long! Mainland 0 Toms River South 0 (Mainland wins 7-6 in PKs) Matt Stellinato made three saves in a nine round penalty kick battle to give Mainland a spot in the Group 3 state championship. The two teams played 100 minutes of scoreless soccer. The Mustangs had a goal taken away in the first half due to an offsides call, while TRS Clem Slavick had a shot that was steered away at the goal line by Joe Palmieri in the second half. Tied at 4 through five shooters in the penalty kicks, Indians keeper Jake Towell made a save in round seven giving Toms River South a chance to win it, but Stellinato kept the Mustangs season alive with a huge save. Finally in round 9, Jimmy Kryjer scored and Stellinato made his third save to clinch the victory. Watch the dramatic highlights and post-match interview with the Mainland keeper: Holmdel 3 Delran 1 The Hornets fell behind in the 5th minute, but responded with three unanswered goals in a battle of two top 10 ranked state powers. Mark McStay tied the game at one, while Anthony Arena scored the go ahead goal and Matt Leon wrapped up the scoring. Holmdel will face Dover in the Group 2 state championship on Sunday at Kean. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has the highlights and post-match reaction from Hopewell Valley High School: Thanks to BCB-Bayshore for sponsoring our Holmdel Hornets coverage. BCB-Bayshore is the reason we are able to bring you great Holmdel highlights in all sports all year long. We’ll be at the Hornets state championship game this Sunday because of BCB-Bayshore, your community bank! Princeton 1 Washington Township 0 Atticus Lynch pounced on a rebound in the 53rd minute for the game’s only goal as the Little Tigers make their first ever trip to the state finals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was at Rowan and brings you the highlights: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton High coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. We’ll be at the Little Tigers state championship game this Sunday because of the support of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Boys Soccer State Semifinal Scores Group 4 Kearny 0 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 (Kearny wins in PK’s 5-4) Princeton 1 Washington Township 0 Kearny vs. Princeton, Sunday at 5:30 pm in Group 4 state championship Group 3 Mainland 0 Toms River South 0 (Mainland wins in PKs 7-6) Mendham 1 Old Tappan 0 Mainland vs. Mendham, Sunday at 3:00 pm in Group 3 state championship Group 2 Holmdel 3 Delran 1 Dover 1 Newton 0 Holmdel vs. Dover, Sunday at 12:30 pm in Group 2 state championship Group 1 Pompton Lakes 2 Dayton 0 Glassboro 2 Highland Park 0 Pompton Lakes vs. Glassboro, Sunday at 10:00 am in Group 1 state championship
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JSZ brings you highlights from NJSIAA girls state soccer semifinals: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Ridge dominated the offense in this game, forcing Morris Knolls defense to step up. In the end, however, Bailey Aaron scored the only goal the game in the first half, leading Ridge to a 1-0 victory over the Morris Knolls Golden eagles. Ridge will be moving onto the State Final this Saturday. Checkout full highlights and post-game interview: Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Emma Pascarella had two goals in the first half and the Redbirds erupted for three goals in the first ten minutes of the second half to give Allentown a spot in the Group 3 state championship. Carly Roche, Olivia Denney, Olivia Ricci and Vanessa Rodriguez were the other goal scorers in a dominating effort. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Toms River North High School: A special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage. They are the reason we can bring your great moments like this historic win from the Redbirds! Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 The Colbert twins struck for three more goals as the Patriots are on their way to the Group 4 state championship. The Patriots broke a 1-1 halftime tie with three straight goals to take a 4-1 advantage. Washington Township rallied to get within 4-3, but Jasmine Colbert’s goal sealed the victory. Amanda Attanasi had a pair of goals for Washington Township. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights of the Patriots win at Rowan University: Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins 5-4 in PKs) Jordan Cheche made two saves in PK’s and Lauren Karabin delivered the clinching goal as the Crimson Knights earn a spot in the Group 2 state championship. JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo has highlights and post-match reaction from Hopewell Valley High School: Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Group 4 Girls Soccer Semifinals Bailey Aaron’s first half goal was the difference as Ridge advanced to the state finals for a third straight year. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont was at Franklin and gives us highlights and post-match reaction from the Group 4 soccer semifinals: State Semifinal Scores Group 4 Freehold Township 5 Washington Township 3 Ridge 1 Morris Knolls 0 Freehold Township vs. Washington Township in Group 4 state championship 5:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 3 Middletown South 1 Northern Highlands 0 Allentown 6 Ocean City 1 Middletown South vs. Allentown in Group 3 state championship, 3:00 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 2 Westwood 1 Hanover Park 0 Wall 1 Cinnaminson 1 (Wall wins in PKs 5-4) Westwood vs. Wall in Group 2 state championship 12:30 pm Saturday at Kean University Group 1 Glen Ridge 1 Mountain Lakes 0 (2OT) Shore Regional 8 Pittman 1 Glen Ridge vs. Shore Regional in Group 1 state championship 10:00 am Saturday at Kean University