Lights-Out Pitching, Big Bats Headline Week 4 Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fourth week of the spring season. Our Week 4 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com.
Metzger Fans 13, Colts Neck Sweeps SJV
JSZ brings you Shore Conference high school softball and a big moment for the Colts Neck program. The Cougars completed a two game sweep of St. John Vianney, the first ever wins in program history against the softball power. Watch the highlights and post-game interview with ace Ava Metzger with your JSZ All-Access pass Colts […] 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.
Livingston Hands SJV First Regular Season Home Loss in 5 Years
The Livingston softball team is 3-0 with two wins against top 20 ranked teams. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch highlights of Livingston’s stunner over the #4 team in the latest state polls Livingston 9 St. John Vianney 7 Nathalia Diianni blasted a three-run homer in the fifth inning to put Livingston ahead for […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
St. John Vianney Volleyball Advances to Semis
St. John Vianney 2 Camden Catholic 0 | Non-Public South A Quarterfinals (1) St. John Vianney (11-2) advanced to the South, Non-Public A Semifinals with a 2-0 win over (9) Camden Catholic (3-3). Mackenzie Bloss with three early aces helped SJV take the first set 25-8. The Lancers would take the second set 25-16 thanks […] 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.
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 Tuesday 3.30 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’ve got three more great matches as the dual season rolls on in every part of the state. JSZ brings you highlights from a tough North-South battle between Southern Regional and Phillipsburg, while also checking in on winnings effort from Watchung Hills and St.Peter’s Prep. Watch all the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Phillipsburg […] 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.
Williamstown Volleyball Hands SJV First Loss
Williamstown 2 St. John Vianney 0 Saturday’s matchup between reigning 2019 Group 4 State Champions Williamstown (6-1) and St. John Vianney (5-1) was a tight battle from start to finish as the South Jersey Girls Volleyball powerhouse defeated the Lancers 2-0. The Braves trailed early in the first set, but fought back to win 25-18. […] 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 3.19 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
Opening week continues on the mat with great clashes all over the Garden State! Millville 54 Vineland 24 There were only four contested bouts, but the Thunderbolts knocked off the archrival Fighting Clan to open the season. Jaydan Wright and Adrian Baez both pinned for Millville. Joe Nappa and Josh Kichen each won by fall […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
All this week, JSZ will honor the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week long celebration of the 2021 season concludes with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees. The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. All this week, we will honor our All-Zone teams starting with the girls on Monday and Tuesday followed by the boys All-Zoners on Wednesday and Thursday. Coming up on Friday, JSZ will announce our 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone winners. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
JSZ’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Announced!
It’s time! Despite a global pandemic and a significantly shortened season, New Jersey high school girls basketball fans were still treated to incredible performances and top-notch talent across the board in 2021. Throughout the year, we saw New Jersey’s best shine on the hardwood in a season unlike any other. That brings us here – the end of the road – where the very best of the Garden State’s top talent are recognized as JSZ’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Player of the Year finalists. The Miss Hoop Zone balloting Voting for the 2021 Miss Hoop Zone is underway. Numerous coaches from conferences spanning the entire state – along with JSZ’s staff of MMJ’s and other reputable, credentialed media – are casting ballots for the top player. Every ballot has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote with three points awarded for 1st, two for 2nd and one point for 3rd. The winner will be announced on March 19 and will join a talented collection of players to bring home JSZ’s annual girls basketball honor. So, here are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order! Meet the 2021 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Destiny Adams, Manchester, Senior What’s left to say about Destiny Adams that already hasn’t been said? The 6-3 Manchester product is a skilled technician in the paint, has handles like a guard and is a competitor like no other. It’s a shame New Jersey high school basketball fans weren’t able to see Adams suit up for the full compliment of 30-plus games in 2021, because she was on pace to score 900 points in her senior season. Yes, you read that right. Adams was a walking, living, breathing double-double who averaged 30 points and 18.7 rebounds per game this season, helping lead the Hawks to a 10-5 record in the uber-competitive ranks of the Shore Conference. Destiny, a North Caroline signee, was New Jersey’s lone selection to the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Game, following in the footsteps of previous Miss Hoop Zone winners Diamond Miller (2019) and Kylee Watson (2020). Zoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic, Sophomore You could tell Zoe Brooks was on a mission in her sophomore season with Trenton Catholic. Following the news that TCA would close at the end of the 2021 scholastic year, Brooks propelled the Iron Mikes to one of the dominant and impressive seasons in program history. Only a sophomore, Brooks led Trenton Catholic in scoring for the second consecutive season after putting up 290 points (19.3 points per game) on the hardwood. Her all-around game as a point guard shined in various other departments, too, where her 68 assists and 58 steals were both team highs. Trenton Catholic impressed weekly and went 14-1 over a shortened season. Anyone who saw them play knew Zoe Brooks was the captain of the ship. Katie Hill, St. John Vianney, Senior Her stats might not jump off the page, but go ahead and watch the highlight reel below to see why Katie Hill deserves to be a JSZ Miss Hoop Zone finalist. The Richmond commit clearly came into 2021 as an ascending player, and throughout the season, continued to get better and better. Hill averaged 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game on the best team in New Jersey, yet arguably her biggest asset was the vital senior leadership she provided to a team that also finished among the best in America. Katie Hill is a winner, through and through, and her legacy at SJV will be as such. Madison St. Rose, St. John Vianney, Junior What didn’t Princeton commit Madison St. Rose accomplish in 2021? That list is incredibly short. The St. John Vianney star truly shined on a nightly basis for the Lancers, a team that was no doubt No. 1 in New Jersey when it was all said and done. St. Rose, a seriously proficient scorer, stuffed the box scores as SJV ransacked their competition all year. Let’s not forget that the Lancers did play the absolute toughest schedule in New Jersey. Notable wins came over Rumson-Fair Haven (twice), Red Bank Catholic (twice), Manasquan, Saddle River Day, Paul VI and Trenton Catholic. In each of those games, St. Rose was the best player on the floor. She averaged a team-best 19.4 points per game and also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark March 2. The sky is the limit for Madison St. Rose. Alexa Therien, Cherokee, Senior Alexa Therien is an absolute winner, plain and simple. Cherokee experienced some of the best basketball in school history when Therien was on the court, evidenced by a 92-11 career record in her four years with the Chiefs. In 2021, Therien was the best player on one of the best teams in South Jersey who averaged a team-best 16 points per game on a 12-2 squad. Alexa is youngest daughter of longtime Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Therien, and is the last Therien sister to suit up for the Cherokee Chiefs. She’ll be bringing her talents to New England where she’s signed to play at Boston University.
Watch Saturday 3.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final day of the 2021 season is here, and JSZ has highlights from great games all around the Garden State. Thanks for watching all season long! Roselle Catholic 64 Bergen Catholic 58 (OT) | Boys The only thing missing from this duel between top five teams in New Jersey was a Tournament of Champions […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final week of the season features conference tournament action, plus big showdowns around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Paul VI 81 Don Bosco 69 | Boys NJIT commit Wisler Sanon hit his first eight three-point attempts, en route to a game-high 30 points as the Eagles soared past the Ironmen. Jalen Boyd-Savage and Jaden […] 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.
Final Week of JSZ Game Balls! Get Those Votes in Now!
The 2021 high school basketball season still has one week remaining but this is JSZ’s final weekly game ball poll of the basketball season. Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is presented to you by NJM Insurance. Central Jersey Game Polls JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 2.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
There was plenty of action on the hardwood on Friday night, and as usual JSZ had cameras all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! St. John Vianney 62 Trenton Catholic 55 | Girls One of the most anticipated matchups of the year did not disappoint as St. John Vianney (11-0) defeated Trenton Catholic (9-1) […] 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 2.20 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ is pleased to bring you another great weekend of basketball coverage from around the Garden State. We’ve got highlights from a number of top boys and girls teams from Saturday’s action! Manasquan 57 Don Bosco Prep 44 | Boys Connor Walsh had 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots and Ben Roy scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 2.15 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Presidents Day features a good slate of games all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Manasquan 68 Montclair Immaculate 65 | Boys Ben Roy scored 26 points including the game-tying floater and three game-winning free throws in a top 10 showdown that ended in controversy. Roy hit a floater in the paint to tie […] 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 2.13 JSZ Basketball Highlights
We have a solid Saturday slate of hoops from all corners of the Garden State. Check back all day as the highlights roll in! Roselle Catholic 80 Camden Catholic 55 | Boys Roselle Catholic took a lead inside the first 30 seconds of this game and never squandered it as the Lions ran roughshod against […] 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.
The Polls Are Open! Vote Now for Week 2 Game Balls!
The 2021 season is officially underway and the second week of basketball brings us another stellar crop of standout showings. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
JSZ Game Balls are Back!
The first week of high school basketball has great performances to start the 2021 season. Vote now for JSZ Boys and Girls Game Balls all across the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls return for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 1.20 JSZ Ice Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you another thrilling evening of action on the ice from around the Garden State. Check out our ice hockey coverage from Wednesday, 1.20 below. St. John Vianney 5 St. Joseph (Met.) 2 Ryann Kulaszewski’s first career hat trick was the main catalyst behind St. John Vianney’s non-conference win […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote Now for JSZ Special Teams Touchdown of 2020!
Awards season continues here at JerseySportsZone, next up is Special Teams Touchdown of 2020. Our poll is live with ten amazing special teams plays captured by our cameras. The polls will be open until Wednesday, December 9th at noon. Vote early and often for your favorite play! Take Our Poll JSZ Postseason Awards Calendar Who had the top play of the 2020 season? Who will win the Zoneman Player of the Year? Who is on our All-Zone team? All the answers to those questions can be found by following along with JSZ as we navigate through the dozens of awards coming down the pipeline in December. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks. JSZ Football Plays of the Year Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd 2020 All-Zone Team Presentation Announcement of JSZ Zoneman Finalists (5 Player of the Year Finalists): Monday, Dec. 7th.JSZ Non-Public All-Zone Offense: Monday, Dec. 14th.JSZ Non-Public All Zone Defense: Tuesday, Dec. 15th.JSZ Public All-Zone Offense: Wednesday, Dec. 16th.JSZ Public All Zone Defense: Thursday, Dec. 17th.Zoneman Finalist Features: Friday, Dec.18th.Zoneman Trophy Announcement (virtual interview) Dec. 18th.
Watch Wednesday 11.25 JSZ Football Highlights
Thanksgiving weekend in the Garden State kicks off with JSZ football coverage as our cameras travel across New Jersey to bring you another evening of action packed games. Stay tuned as we continue to post highlights from Thanksgiving Eve. St. Joe’s (Mont.) 20 DePaul Catholic 9 It was a night of goodbyes in Wayne. DePaul […] 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 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 Monday 10.26 JSZ Soccer Highlights
A new week begins with more exciting action on the pitch! JSZ has highlights from all around the state on this rainy Monday. New Brunswick 2 North Brunswick 1 | Boys New Brunswick defeated Greater Middlesex Conference rival North Brunswick to snap the Raiders undefeated streak and improve to 4-2-1 on the year. The Zebras […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Juggling TD…Scoop and Score…Great Grabs…Stellar Returns…What’s your choice for JSZ Week 4 Top Play??
It’s another outstanding group of nominees for Top Play from Week 4 of New Jersey high school football. Cast your vote now and get your favorite player a JSZ Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 4 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 10 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 4: Take Our Poll Congratulations to Montgomery’s Weber Karsay for winning JSZ’s Week 3 Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Friday 10.23 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s another tremendous slate of games in the Garden State in Week 4. Check back all throughout the night as the highlights and interviews come in! Bergen Catholic 34 DePaul Catholic 10 Ryan Butler helped Bergen Catholic avenge a heartbreaking loss in last year’s regular season finale Friday night behind a career night on the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
NJ HS Football Players Pour on the Numbers in Week 3!
It’s hard to believe it, but we’re already halfway through the regular season of the 2020 campaign. JSZ’s team of MMJ’s are 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 poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and parts of the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as parts of the Big Central Football Conference and Mercer County. Take Our Poll
Vote now for Week One JSZ Top Play
The Top Play Belt is BACK! We’ve got the best plays captured by our cameras. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Jersey Sports Zone’s first week of 2020 high school football coverage had us all over the state. We’ve compiled the best plays captured by our cameras and are asking your vote for the top play of Week One. The polls are open now and will stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get presented the JSZ Top Play Belt at a practice later in the week. Watch all of our nominees and then cast your vote below! Take Our Poll
Football’s Back! Vote Now for Week 1 JSZ Game Balls!
Finally, football is back! And just like that, Week 1 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 the Big Central Football Conference. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey polls includes players from the Shore Conference, as well as Mercer and Middlesex counties. Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 10.2 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
In a season unlike any other, we finally begin the football season in the first weekend of October. JSZ was masked up and on the move all around the state to capture plenty of opening night action. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Notre Dame 23 Hamilton West 20 | […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Jones, Whitehead make Division I commitments
Two more outstanding girls basketball players have committed to Division I schools. JSZ has highlight reels of Hudson Catholic’s Zanai Jones and St. John Vianney’s Christina Whitehead along with their college announcements Christina Whitehead commits to Farleigh Dicksinson St. John Vianney continues to churn out Division I talent year after year and Christina Whitehead is the latest on the list. Whitehead was part of a Lancers team that was ranked number one in the state when the coronavirus shut down the season. She made her verbal commitment on June 4: The SJV Lady Lancers would like to congratulate Christina Whitehead @cwhitehead45 on committing to Fairleigh Dickenson to further her academic & athletic career and play D1 Basketball! We are SO PROUD of you! 💛🖤@sjvcoach @SJVHS_Athletics @SJVLancerNation @FDUKnightsWBB pic.twitter.com/r5s2a8DCV2— Lady Lancers (@SJVLadyLancers) June 4, 2020 Watch Christina’s JSZ highlight reel from her junior year: Zanai Jones commits to Villanova The Hudson Catholic guard is a 1000 point scorer and a 2020 JSZ All-Zone selection. Jones made her verbal commitment to play in Philadelphia for the Villanova Wildcats on May 26. Check out her JSZ junior highlight reel:
Kylee Watson wins 2020 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone
The McDonald’s All-American and Oregon Duck wins JSZ’s girls basketball player of the year. Watch JSZ’s feature and see highlight reels from our five finalists! Mainland’s Kylee Watson has been named Jersey Sports Zone’s Miss Hoop Zone for 2020. The McDonald’s All-American won the award based on balloting from statewide coaches and media. The University of Oregon signee headlined a podium that features commits to Florida, North Carolina, West Virginia and one of the top sophomores in the country. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles Watson’s high school journey along with an acceptance speech by JSZ’s third Miss Hoop Zone winner: JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone. 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for a 2nd, and 1 point for 3rd: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Kylee WatsonMainland2351190 Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.919671 Madison St. RoseSaint John Vianney10101464 Brynn FarrellSaint Rose510944 Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton Catholic24822 Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy, Steve DiPatri – Wildwood Catholic, Scott Meile – Oakcrest, Teresa Cunniff – Wildwood, Rob Briles – Delsea, Paul Baruffi – Ocean City, Rachel Goodale – Jackson Memorial, Kristen Przybylski – Eastern, Liz McKeon – Westfield, James Turner – Bayonne, Meg McGeehan – Warren Hills, Sandy Gordon – Ramapo, Ron Powell – Cherokee, Alaina Hearon – Jackson Liberty, Dave Callahan – Rumson-Fair Haven, Matt Melesurgo – Somerville, Dave Beauchemin – Manchester Township, Mary Beth Chambers – Saint Rose, Glenn Jansen –Donovan Catholic, James Martinos – Notre Dame, Brian Dillon – Morris Hills, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Bound Brook, Audubon, Winslow, Monroe, Bishop Eustace, Paterson Eastside, Spotswood, Paramus Catholic, Colonia, Tenafly, Media: Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, GThing Basketball, Jersey Sports Zone staff Watch Highlight Reels of JSZ’s Five Miss Hoop Zone Finalists
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.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – take a look at the entire list and watch highlight videos of every single player. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team The COVID-19 virus prevented JSZ from honoring the top players in New Jersey at the Prudential Center but we still have highlights videos to honor the best high school hockey players in New Jersey. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsAward Winner Gavin Einfeldt, RandolphJake Antonucci, Bergen CatholicEvan Brown, CBAJason Player, Gloucester CatholicJohn Donohoe, CBA - 2020 JSZ Player of the Year Lucas Podvey, MontclairZach D'Andrea, Jackson LibertyMatt Balzarotti, RidgeTom Pryymak, Summit Nikita Pryymak, SummitAnthony Dowd, ManasquanTyler Botta, RamseyJake Puskar, Summit Demitri Forand, Middletown SouthSam Catalano, Rumson-Fair HavenJustin Rauch, St. Joe-Montvale Will Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepBen Conrod, DeblartonRocco Salvato Princeton Colin Grable, CBAKyle Contessa, CBAAlex Scimeca, Saint Augustine Prep Tim O'Connell, Seton Hall PrepTy Ebeling, RidgeConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep Chris Pelosi, Gloucester CatholicMatt Franzoni, ManasquanGreg Spitznagel, Summit Michael Rubin, Don Bosco PrepSean Grant, Saint RoseNick Stoebling, Bergen Catholic Michael Sofia, RandolphJustin Hughes, Saint Joe-MontvaleAidan Trainor, Princeton Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardDom Troisi, Saint John Vianney Jason Kwestel, Morris KnollsGleb Veremyev, Monroe Tommy Matthews, Morristown-BeardZach Wagnon, CBA Connor Milliken, Gloucester CatholicJason Wolff, Hillsborough Aram Minnetian, Bergen CatholicJT Zangara, Randolph CBA goalie John Donohoe named JSZ Hockey Player of the Year 2020 was a year to remember for Christian Brothers Academy. The Colts ran the table from the beginning of the postseason to the end, scoring wins in the Gordon Cup and the Non-Public State Championship. The man at the center of it all was goaltender John Donohoe. The sophomore transfer from Pennsylvania had a .928 save percentage and made seven shutouts against the likes of Bergen Catholic, Delbarton and Don Bosco Prep. He is JSZ’s 2020 Player of the Year. Watch JSZ’s feature on Donohoe HERE:
Vote Now for JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 goals from our archives this season and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Vote Now of the First Round’s 16 Matchups! Click Each Player’s Name to Watch Their Goal Jake Puskar (Summit) vs. Ryan Rodrigues (Seton Hall Prep) Take Our Poll Luke McNamara (Manasquan) vs. Grant Loges (Ridge) Take Our Poll Kellum Foster-Palmer (Montclair) vs. Cooper Fojas (Nutley) Take Our Poll Anthony Galante (Marlboro) vs. Michael Boyer (Hopewell Valley) Take Our Poll Zach Johnson (Gloucester Catholic) vs. Leah Stecker (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Rocco Salvato (Princeton) vs. Aram Minnetian (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Greg Spitznagel (Summit) vs. Evan Brown (CBA) Take Our Poll Jimmy Mullarney (Middletown North) vs. Hunter McGee (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Chris Farinacci (Manasquan) vs. Nick Vantassell (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Brett Janifer (Montclair) vs. Rich Kulaszewski (St. John Vianney) Take Our Poll Ben Conrod (Delbarton) vs. Sal Guzzo (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo (Middletown South) vs. Dante Amato (Colonia) Take Our Poll Michael Sofia (Randolph) vs. Christian Cuccia (St. Joseph Metuchen) Take Our Poll Gordon Ogden (Red Bank Regional) vs. Seth Kaplan (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll JT Zangara (Randolph) vs. Demitri Forand (Middletown South) Take Our Poll Kyle Contessa (CBA) vs. Dylan Idland/Jason Kwestel (Morris Knolls-Hills) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance!
SJV’s Katie Hill commits to the Richmond Spiders
While there are no high school sports going on at the moment, we still have some news to share. One of the key players on the number one ranked girls basketball team in New Jersey makes a Division I commitment. Watch JSZ’s interview with Katie Hill and watch her mixtape now! St. John Vianney’s Katie Hill was hoping to make headlines this week helping the Lancers to a Tournament of Champions title. With the Coronavirus putting a halt to the basketball season, Hill is still giving us something to talk about committing to play Division I basketball at the University of Richmond. JSZ caught up with the junior to talk recruiting and much more. St. John Vianney was 29-1 with a Shore Conference Title and the Non-Public “A” South trophy as well. Their season came to a halt before the state finals due to the Coronavirus. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Katie Hill and see why the Spiders are getting a complete basketball player: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for allowing us to spotlight SJV girls basketball!
Watch Wednesday 3.11 JSZ Championship Basketball Highlights
It was Non-Public sectional final night in the Garden State. JSZ has you covered with all of the highlights and reaction! Roselle Catholic 59 Gill St. Bernard’s 58 | Boys | Non-Public B North Final For a third straight year, Roselle Catholic (3) faced Gill St. Bernard’s (1) in the Non-Public B North title game. Despite being the two-time reigning champs, Roselle Catholic was considered an underdog coming in and things seemed grim for the Lions late in the fourth quarter when they fell behind by ten. However, Xavier commit C.J. Wilcher would answer with three consecutive makes from beyond the arc for nine points and then the eventual go-ahead score on a free throw with 1:04 left in regulation. RC denied the Knights any potential buzzer-beater glory with a tough defensive stand in the closing moments to celebrate a third consecutive sectional championship. Wilcher finished with 22 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Wildwood Catholic 80 Rutgers Prep 67 | Boys | Non-Public B South Final It was overtime heartache for the Crusaders against Ranney in last year’s sectional final. Catholic made it a mission to get back to Jackson Liberty, and the Crusaders jumped on the Argonauts from the start to win their first South Jersey title since 2007. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt led the with a game-high 28 points. Martin Anguelov added 17 points in the victory. Otega Oweh scored 27 points for Rutgers Prep in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: South Jersey playoff basketball coverage is made possible by Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Bergen Catholic 73 Saint Peter’s Prep 66 (2OT) | Boys | Non-Public A North Final Will Richardson scored 8 of his 21 points in the second overtime period and Matt Zona was a force with 20 points and 12 boards to give the Crusaders a second straight sectional title. Saint Peter’s Prep got a 28 point effort from sophomore guard Mark Richardson and rallied from 9 down in the 4th quarter to force overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Dunn Center:L Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics St. Augustine 51 Camden Catholic 47 | Boys | Non-Public A South Final The Hermits’ magical ride through the state playoffs will continue on. After knocking off Bishop Eustace and top-seeded Paul VI, St. Augustine hoisted the Non-Public A South sectional trophy after defeating two-time defending champions, Camden Catholic. Keith Palek caught fire for a team-high 18 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jackson Liberty: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. St. John Vianney 67 St. Rose 54 | Girls | Non-Public A South Final A rematch of last years Non-Public A South girls final, the Lady Lancers sought out to avenge last years loss. All season SJV has been dominant in the state of New Jersey and they were on their game once again as they withered the Purple Roses to capture the Sectional Title. Maddie St. Rose paced the Lancers with 21 points, 4 rebound and 4 assists while Katie Hill poured in 15 points and 7 rebounds. However, it was the contribution of Christina Whitehead that lifted the Lancers to victory as she netted 13 points in the second half, 9 of which came from beyond the three point line to stretch the lead and give SJV the victory. Despite the loss, Brynn Farrell of St. Rose surpassed the 2000 point mark for her career as she scored 21 points for the Purple Roses. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Long Branch: Coverage of St. John Vianney is made possible by Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT) in Tinton Falls.
Watch NJSIAA Boys Wrestling State Championship Finals
Welcome back to A.C, New Jersey wrestling fans. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of MMJ’s are on hand for the biggest day of the wrestling season in the Garden State. We’re your one-to shop for video highlights and in-depth breakdowns for every boys state championship match. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Boys State Finals 106 Pound Final: 4- Evan Mougalian (Kinnelon) defeats 2- Anthony Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 3-1 113 Pound Final: 2- Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North) d. 1- Kelly Dunnigan (Don Bosco), 6-3 Tyler Klinsky avenges his only loss of the season and cements his legacy as the winningest wrestler in Middletown North history by bringing home the program’s first state title. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. 120 Pound Final: 1- Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. 6- Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 1-0 126 Pound Final: 3- Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic) d. 4- McKenzie Bell (Kingsway), 12-7 Robbert Howard gave New Jersey wrestling everything he had. The Bergen Catholic senior battled through writing physical and emotional pain all season long, re-centered himself and emerged as a champion yet again inside Boardwalk Hall. Howard, a Penn State commit, finishes his high school career as a two-time state champion. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. 132 Pound Final: 1- Joey Olivieri (Hanover Park) d. 2- Dylan Cedeno (Bergen Catholic), 1-0 Joey Olivieri won a state title as a freshman, but had to settle for fourth as a sophomore. The junior gets back to the top of the podium, thanks to a tight win over Dylan Cedeno. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 138 Pound Final: 3- Anthony Clark (Delbarton) vs. 12- William Grater (Bergen Catholic) Anthony Clark is no stranger to the highest stage in New Jersey Wrestling. Clark has been in the state finals every season and won state titles as a freshman and sophomore before losing last year. With a 4-0 victory over William Grater, Clarke joined an elite list of people to win States three times in the Garden State. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights: 145 Pound Final: 1- Andy Clark (Collingswood) d. 6- Andrew Troczynski (Delbarton), 8-5 After finishing 4th in the state a year ago at 132 pounds, Andy Clark won a thriller over Andrew Troczinski at 145 to become Collingswood’s first state champion since 1992. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 152 Pound Final: 4- Nick Boggiano (Toms River North) d. 6- Aaron Ayzerov (Paramus), 7-3 Nick Boggiano’s five-point move in the second period helped clinch the first state title for a Toms River North wrestler since 2007. The senior finished eighth at 145-pounds a year ago, but this time around he caps off a tremendous 41-1 season with a state championship. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 160 Pound Final: 3- Brian Soldano (High Point) d. 1- Dante Stefanelli (Delbarton) 9-0 170 Pound Final: 2- Connor O’Neill (DePaul Catholic) d. 1- Shane Reitsma (Howell), 3-1 Connor O’Neill’s clutch takedown early in the third period proved to be the difference in a matchup between the clear-cut top two wrestlers at 170 pounds this season. With the win, O’Neill avenges a loss earlier this season to Reitsma. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 182 Pound Final: 1- John Poznanski (Colonia) p. 2- Luke Rada (Colts Neck), 3:31 ** Named Most Outstanding Wrestler ** Colonia’s John Poznanski put the cap on a perfect season with a second period pin in the state finals. Poznanski, a Rutgers wrestling commit, was the most dominant force throughout the individual postseason tournament. His 40-0 season ended his Most Outstanding Wrestler honors at Boardwalk Hall. However, that’s only half the story, as Poznanski worked through a historic career with only one eye. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: 195 Pound Final: 3- Martin Cosgrove (Camden Catholic) d. 4- David Szuba (Brick Memorial), 9-7 After finishing third in the state as a freshman, Martin Cosgrove breaks through with a state title as a sophomore. David Szuba nearly forced overtime with a four-point move late, but a stalling call ultimately proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. 220 Pound Final: 2- P.J. Casale (Delbarton) d. 1- Kyle Jacob (Paramus), 4-2 After a fifth-place finish in the state tournament a year ago, P.J. Casale would not be denied as he takes home his first state championship. The sophomore nearly finished the bout in the second period with a wild four-point move, and rode the momentum to a victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: 285 Pound Final: 7- JT Cornelius (Southern) vs. 13- Jimmy Mullen (St. Joe’s Mont.) Freshman phenom Jimmy Mullen caps off historic State Tournament run with a Gold Medal. Mullen came into the tournament as the 13 seed and battled his way to the finals where he won 7-3 and controlled the entire match. Be on the watch for Mullen for the next few years. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights:
Vote for final ACI Medical & Dental School Game Balls of the basketball season!
It’s been a great winter and we wrap up our JSZ Basketball Game Balls with one more batch of nominees from around Central Jersey. This week’s nominees feature outstanding performances in County and Conference finals around New Jersey. Polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll present the winners with JSZ Game Balls during a mid-week practice or an early-round playoff game Take Our Poll Take Our Poll A special thanks to everyone who voted throughout the year. We’ll be back this spring with ACI Medical & Dental School JSZ Central Jersey Game Balls for baseball and softball! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Watch Saturday 2.29 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
It’s the final Saturday before the state playoffs begin, and JSZ has you covered with all of the county/conference tournament action. Stay tuned all night as the highlights roll in! The Patrick School 56 Roselle Catholic 42 | Boys | Union County Tournament Final For the 22nd time in program history, The Patrick School is Union County champions. Senior Noah Farrakhan arguably played the best game of his senior season by leading the Celtics with 17 points in the win. Jonathan Kuminga had 12 points and 7 assists while fellow junior Adama Sanogo had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr. led all scorers with 19 points. This was the third meeting between these two schools this year with the Celtics winning all three. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Harwood Arena at Kean University: St. Peter’s Prep 44 Marist 41 | Boys |Hudson County Tournament Final St. Peter’s Prep raised its first Hudson County Title since 2011 following an exciting 44-41 victory over Marist. The Marauders trailed in the first half before taking an eight point lead early in the fourth quarter. Ray Ford, who finished with 14 points, knocked down two clutch free throws in the closing minute to help St. Peter’s walk away with the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Manasquan 75 Toms River North 49 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Final Ben Roy had a career-high 31 points to lead Manasquan to its first Shore Conference boys basketball championship since 1957. Alex Galvan had 17 points and 9 rebounds and Kieran Flanagan delivered 11 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Manasquan raced out to a 24-7 first-quarter lead on the way to its 27th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Saint John Vianney 57 Manchester Township 50 | Girls | Shore Conference Tournament Final Madison St. Rose had 23 points including a key offensive rebound and putback to put Saint John Vianney ahead for good in the final two minutes to give the Lancers their 14th Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Katie Hill added 15 points for SJV who opened the game with an 8-0 run and held the lead for most of the 48 minutes. Destiny Adams had 25 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for supporting JSZ’s coverage of St. John Vianney girls basketball. The Shore Conference champs train with coach Bobby Smith and the team at RYPT! Wildwood Catholic 70 St. Augustine 39 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Crusaders would not be denied in their bid for a third straight CAL Tournament championship, as they dominated the Hermits at Stockton University. Taj Thweatt capped off an amazing run in the tournament, going 10-of-11 from the floor, on his way to a game-high 24 points. Thweatt earned CAL final MVP honors. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Stockton University: Atlantic City 63 Mainland 50 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Vikings raced out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, capturing their first Cape-Atlantic League championship since 2010. Ciani Redd-Howard scored a game-high 22 points and earned MVP honors for Atlantic City. Freshman Quanirah Cherry-Montague added 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory. Oregon commit Kylee Watson battled foul trouble all day long, but finished with a team-high 19 points for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University: Rutgers Prep 71 Watchung Hills 57 | Boys | Somerset County Finals After losing in the county championship the previous two season, Rutgers Prep is once again atop of Somerset County for the first time in almost four decades! The Argonauts dominated from start to finish as they raced out to a 13-0 lead to start off the game and would never look back. It was an entire team effort as Nico Galette and Otega Oweh lead the charge with 20 points each while Trey Patterson finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds and Noah Harris racked up 12 points and 7 assists. Michael Bressler did all he could for Watchung Hills as he finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss. Rutgers Prep Girls also won the county championship today. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Montgomery:
Watch Tuesday 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
St. John Vianney 70 St. Rose 63 | Girls | Shore Conference Semifinal The Lancers stay red-hot as they top the Purple Roses to reach its fifth-straight Shore Conference Tournament Final. Madison St. Rose turned in another star-making performance, scoring a game-high 36 points in the win. Florida-commit Brynn Farrell scored a team-high 32 points in the loss. St. John Vianney will play Manchester Township in the Shore Conference Tournament Final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: Coverage of St. John Vianney is brought to you by Reach Your Potential Training. Manchester 63 Red Bank Catholic 43| Girls | Shore Conference Semifinals Though defending champions, the Manchester Hawks came into the Shore Conference Tournament as the #2 seed. A dominant win over RBC was a full team effort lead by the double-double from junior forward Destiny Adams. Adams finished with 22 points and 19 rebounds. The Hawks will once again take on St. John Vianney in the final on Saturday at Monmouth University. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Tom’s River: Coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness Gloucester Catholic 63 Deptford 41 | Boys The Rams spoiled the Spartans’ senior night, cruising to a Tri-County Conference victory. Ryan Roney and Cade Regan each scored 13 points for GC, which will open the Non-Public B South playoffs against Holy Cross next week. Kevin Eli scored a game-high 17 points for Deptford in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. Westfield 40 Oak Knoll 36 | Girls | Union County Semifinals Top-seeded Westfield continues to roll through Union County. The Blue Devils won their 15th straight game and haven’t lost in a month yet certainly had their hands full against a tough Oak Knoll tea. Caroline Dwyer led the Blue Devils with 13 points while Princeton commit Paige Morton also dropped 13 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rahway: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick.
Seton Hall Prep opens state hockey playoffs with emphatic victory
The Road to the Rock is here! It’s a two-week sprint to the Prudential Center and the New Jersey high school hockey state championships. JSZ begins its post-season coverage with Seton Hall Prep opening the Non-Public bracket with a dominating effort against Saint John Vianney Seton Hall Prep 10 Saint John Vianney 0 | Non-Public First Round The Pirates scored two goals in the final 1:20 of the first period to jump out to a 3-0 lead and poured it on from there to advance to the Non-Public Quarterfinals. The Prep will face Bergen Catholic for the fourth time this season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: JSZ was able to bring you coverage of this game thanks to two great partners. Thanks to One on One with Steve Adubato (Seton Hall Prep) and the SJV hockey booster club for supporting Jersey Sports Zone!
Watch Thursday 2.20 JSZ Shore Conference Hockey Championship Highlights
Buzzer beaters, hat tricks, emotional celebrations and much more! JSZ has you covered from both the Handchen and Down Cup Finals from Jersey Shore Arena to determine the Shore Conference’s two best hockey programs. Manasquan 4 St. John Vianney 3 | Dowd Cup Final Manasquan captured its third straight Dowd Cup Championship with a nail biting 4-3 win over St. John Vianney. After ending the second period in a 1-1 tie, both teams traded 4 goals in the third. SJV falling behind 3-2 would tie the game once again with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. However, thanks to a 3/4 ice last effort goal from Chris Farinacci to win the game. JSZ’s Nery has the highlights and post game interviews with Farinacci and Head Coach Adam Houli: Thank you to the St. John Vianney Hockey Booster Club for sponsoring our SJV coverage. Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Middletown South 3 | Handchen Cup Rumson-Fair Haven captured its first ever Handchen Cup with a dominating 9-3 win over Middletown South. The Bulldogs were led by Sam Catalano who ended the evening with a hat trick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to ACI Medical & Dental School for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage.
Vote now for ACI Medical & Dental School Week 6 JSZ Central Jersey Game Balls
We’ve got another great batch of top performances around the Shore Conference, GMC and Mercer County! Every Sunday during the basketball season, JSZ combs through the boxscores and comes up with 20 nominees for boys and girls basketball from Central Jersey who are up for two JSZ Game Balls. The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email email@example.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! Last Week’s Game Balls It was great to visit Immaculata and Rumson-Fair Haven last week to hand out two more JSZ Game Balls
Watch Tuesday 2.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
What a wild Tuesday! JSZ has highlights from all over the state with wins coming from Elizabeth, Eastern, Gill St. Bernard’s and St. John Vianney. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Elizabeth 60 Linden 57 OT | Boys Trailing by 11 points entering the fourth quarter, Elizabeth rallied back to not only send the game to overtime but to come out on top with a win over Linden. The Minutemen didn’t take their first lead until :48 seconds left in regulation. Jayden Pierre finished with 28 points. Elizabeth head coach Phil Colicchio, who coached at Linden from 1997 through 2018, returned for the first time since taking over the reigns of his alma mater. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Gill St. Bernard’s 72 Watchung Hills 49 | Boys Freshman sensation Mackenzie Mgabko continued the hot start to his breakout season with 20 points and 10 rebounds over a 19-1 Watchung Hills squad. Will Soucie chipped in with 17 more for GSB in the win. The Warriors’ Michael Bressler led his team with 10 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Warren: Eastern 63 Timber Creek 60 | Boys Zubair Lee scored a game-high 30 points, as the Vikings stunned the Chargers on the road in an Olympic Conference clash. Noah Klinewski also had a big night, scoring 22 points in the victory. Eric Benjamin went for a team-high 17 points for Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester Township: Coverage of both Eastern and Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 63 Red Bank Regional 31 | Girls The top-ranked team in the Shore Conference continued its dominance with a blowout win over the Bucs. Maddie St. Rose lead the way for the Lancers with a 20 point, 10 rebound double-double. Katie Hill poured in 18 points, five rebounds andtwo blocks. Chloe Teter had 12 points in the loss for Red Bank Regional. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Holmdel:
Brick Stars special needs hockey team soaring to national heights
It started at Ocean Ice Palace nine years ago and the Brick Stars have grown not only in the size of their program but their skill on the ice. The program has taken special needs children and given them skates, equipment and everything else they need to get on the ice and play hockey. “Hockey is for Everyone” is the mission statement of this special organization and their players are thriving on the ice. Two players in the program are currently playing JV high school hockey and three Brick Stars will play for the USA National Special Hockey Team. The Brick Stars played their annual Super Bowl Sunday game against the US Wounded Warriors at Avon Pond and once again the local hockey community was out in full force. Players from CBA, Saint John Vianney, Saint Rose, Wall, Freehold Township, Central Regional, Jackson Liberty and Trinity Hall came to show their support. Watch JSZ’s story on the Stars meteoric rise and how the state’s top-ranked team in NJ high school hockey has a special bond with one player: To learn more about the Brick Stars visit their website HERE:
Watch JSZ Shore Conference Wrestling Championship Highlights
Red Bank Regional hosted the Shore Conference wrestling championships. Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-match interviews from all 14 finals. We will post each match throughout Saturday night! 113 pounds (1) Tyler Klinsky, Middletown North defeats (2) Ryan Rosenthal, Toms River North 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! 120 pounds (1) Dean Peterson, St. John Vianney defeats (2) Vincent Santaniello, Brick Memorial 5-3 126 pounds (3) Nico Messina, Freehold Boro defeats (5) Thomas O’Keefe, Middletown North 6-4 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall 132 pounds (3) Jack Nies, Ocean Township defeats (1) Michael Conklin, Toms River East 6-4 Sudden Victory 138 pounds (4) Logan Waller, Colts Neck pins (3) Ryan Zimmerman, Long Branch 4:30 *Waller named Most Outstanding Wrestler* Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is made possible by Rosario Realty 145 pounds (1) Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven major decision vs. (6) Hunter Konstantoulas, Manalapan 19-7 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more! 152 pounds (1) Nick Boggiano, Toms River North major decision vs. (3) Mike McGhee, Shore Regional 10-0 160 pounds (1) Matt Benedetti, Manalapan defeats (3) Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven 5-1 170 pounds (1) Shane Reitsma (Howell) major decision vs. (6) Hunter Smith, Jackson Memorial 11-3 182 pounds (3) Joe Colon, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Luke Rada, Colts Neck 9-6 195 pounds (1) Kyle Epperly, Jackson Memorial defeats (2) David Szuba, Brick Memorial 10-3 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible thanks to Louro Chiropractic Center 220 pounds (3) Vin Ceglie, Lacey defeats (1) Mike Nakano, Toms River North 6-5 285 pounds (1) Justin Wright, Howell defeats (2) John O’Donnell, Toms River North 3-2 106 pounds (2) Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial defeats (1) Evan Tallmadge, Brick Township 1-0
Watch Tuesday 1.28 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ has two games from Tuesday night high school hockey. Nery Rodriguez has the Egan Cup battle between St. Joe-Montvale and St. John Vianney plus Rich Chrampanis has a wild game in Middletown as the Mahwah Thunderbirds journey south to battle Freehold Boro St. Joe-Montvale 5 St. John Vianney 2 | Egan Cup Final St. Joseph (Montvale) defeated reigning two time Egan Cup Champions, St. John Vianney 5-2 for their first title. The Green Knights repaid SJV the favor after the Lancers bested them twice the previous two years for both of those titles. Justin Rauch had a hat trick while goalie Tomas Spero ended the night with 31 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rothman Orthopaedics for sponsoring our St. Joe’s (Montvale) coverage. Thank you to the St. John Vianney Hockey Boosters club for sponsoring our SJV coverage. Freehold Boro 5 Mahwah 4 Nick Ochlan broke a 4-4 tie in the third period and Joey Colecchia made a stellar kick save on the doorstep just as the buzzer sounded to preserve a big out of conference win and the 9th win of the season for the tri-op of Freehold Boro, Colts Neck and Raritan. Joe Barone scored his 100th career point as part of a one-goal, three-assist effort. Mahwah got two goals from Mark Johnston in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from an exciting game in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is made possible by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall
RFH hockey reaches 7-1-1 after upset of #11 Saint John Vianney
Rumson-Fair Haven has given up just eight goals in nine games and has just one loss on the season. The Bulldogs get their most impressive win of the year after a 1-0 win at home over St. John Vianney at the Red Bank Armory. JSZ has the highlights! Rumson-Fair Haven 1 Saint John Vianney 0 Andrew Schmidt’s goal at the 11:02 mark of the first period was the only goal of the game as Ronan Hickey’s 24 saves gives RFH an upset win over the #11 team in the latest state rankings. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Monday night ice highlights: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.org to learn more! JSZ’s coverage of Saint John Vianney is made possible thanks to the SJV hockey booster club
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
Watch Friday 1.10 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Friday night hoops has JSZ bringing you a pair of games. Mike Frankel has the highlights of the Rancocas Valley rally over Delsea on the boys side while Rich Chrampanis has highlights of the number one ranked team in NJ girls basketball – the Saint John Vianney Lancers Rancocas Valley 70 Delsea 66 | Boys The Red Devils came from behind in the fourth quarter to knock off the Crusaders in an entertaining non-league battle. Javontae Jones and Nhyzir Brown led the charge for RV, scoring 26 and 23 points respectively. Jerry Surrency III scored a team-high 20 points for Delsea in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Franklinville: Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Saint John Vianney 77 Red Bank Regional 31 | Girls Madison Saint Rose had 17 points and 8 steals and the Lancers showed why they are the #1 ranked team in the latest state polls. 12 SJV players scored in a dominating effort against a talented RBR squad that is ranked 18th in the state. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Little Silver: Thanks to RYPT for supporting JSZ’s coverage of SJV girls basketball and Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver is the reason we can bring you great Red Bank Regional coverage all year long
Hughes hat trick keeps St. Joe-Montvale unbeaten on ice
JSZ brings you a ranked showdown from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall. St. Joe-Montvale remains unbeaten thanks to a flurry of second period goals to spark a 6-2 win over St. John Vianney St. Joe-Montvale 6 St. John Vianney 2 Justin Hughes scored three times and the Green Knights scored three goals in the span of 1:02 in the second period to take control of the game and keep its unbeaten streak alive. St. John Vianney led 1-0 after one period and took a 2-1 lead early in the second before the Green Knights scored its flurry of goals to take a 4-2 lead after two periods. Hughes scored his third of the game in the opening minute of the 3rd period and Joseph Ianuzzi closed out the scoring. St. Joe’s is now 11-0-1 on the season outscoring their opponents 72-9. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Jersey Shore Arena: Thanks to Rothman Orthopaedics for making our St. Joe-Montvale coverage possible and thanks to St. John Vianney hockey boosters for allowing us to capture the Lancers this winter!
Morristown-Beard Wins Eighth Straight in Thriller over SJV
Morristown-Beard has had plenty of tests over it’s seven game win streak after beating top teams like Bergen Catholic and Randolph. The Crimson extended that streak to eight games Friday night after pulling through with a 5-4 win over St. John Vianney in a physical, penalty-filled contest. Cam Fernandez scored the game-winning goal early in the third period after a feed from senior captain Tommy Matthews, who finished with four points (two goals, two assists) in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Twin Oaks Ice Rink in Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. John Vianney is brought to you by the SJV Hockey Booster Club.
Watch Saturday 12.28 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The holiday hoops highlights continue as we get ready to turn the page to 2020. Check back throughout the day for all of the exciting action! Moorestown 49 Eastern 38 | Eastern Holiday Tournament Final The Quakers raced out to a 17-4 lead after the first quarter and held off the Vikings to capture the Eastern Holiday Tournament title. Kevin Muhic led a balanced Moorestown attack with 15 points. Evan Francisco and Logan Jagodzinski each added 11 points in the win. Noah Klinewski scored a team-high 14 points for the Vikings in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Voorhees: Coverage of Moorestown is made possible by NJM Insurance. Eastern coverage is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Lincoln 52 Long Branch 38 | Neptune Holiday Jubilee Semifinal Lincoln picked up its third straight win with a 52-38 victory over Long Branch to start the season (3-0). The Lions, locked in a tight battle all night long, were a defensive threat, creating 29 turnovers. Lincoln would go up by ten to begin the fourth quarter and then held onto that lead until the end. Dremar Hopkinson finished with 14 points while Toriano Munford had 13. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rosario Realty for sponsoring our Long Branch coverage Saint John Vianney 52 Gill St. Bernard’s 40 | Girls Basketball | SJV Winter Joust Emma Bruen had 13 points and Katie Hill added 12 points and 6 boards to lead a balanced Lancers attack and a perfect 2-0 mark in the SJV Winter Joust. Coach Dawn Karpell’s team has no seniors but will once again be one of the state’s most dangerous squads. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Holmdel:
Watch Friday 12.27 JSZ High School Basketball Highlights
The holiday hoops bonanza continues. Jersey Sports Zone takes you around the state with hoops highlights from tournaments and showcases. We’ll continue to post games throughout the night! Wildwood Catholic 45 Boys’ Latin (MD) 29 | Boardwalk Basketball Classic The Crusaders stormed back from an early deficit to beat the Lakers going away at the Wildwoods Convention Center. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt turned in another monster performance, scoring a game-high 23 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. Temple commit Jahlil White also had a big game, finishing with 18 points. It was the 300th career win for Wildwood Catholic head coach Dave DeWeese, as the undefeated Crusaders advance to a bracket championship game tomorrow night. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Wildwood: Red Bank Regional 65 Monmouth Regional 32 | Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Nick Ferrogine had 19 points highlighted by a dominant third quarter to help the Bucs win their first game of the year. Drew Valentino added 16 for RBR who will face top-seed St. Thomas Aquinas in the semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver St. Joe’s (Mont.) 74 Passaic Tech 42 | St. Joseph Classic It’s nice being home for the holidays! St. Joe’s got the most out of their home court advantage Friday night after racing out to a 24 point halftime lead before getting into cruise control for the win. Dyree Rogers led all scorers with 16 points while Ansley Almonor and Nazir Williams chipped in with big buckets, too. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: JSZ’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Ridgewood 73 Dwight-Englewood 48 | St. Joseph Classic Sixteen different players saw time on the court in Ridgewood’s handily won bout against Dwight-Englewood in holiday tournament action in North Jersey. Baseball standout Matt Favieri had a game-high 18 points while Devin Johnson, Tristan Wennersten and Wes Penne all hit double digits. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Timber Creek 66 Highland 62 | Red-Blue Holiday Mixer The Chargers stay undefeated to start the 2019-20 season with a back and forth victory over the Tartans. Demetrius Paynter dominated in the second-half, scoring 19 of his team-high 22 points, to help power Timber Creek past Highland. Deywilk Tavarez-Rodriguez scored a game-high 25 points in the loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. John Vianney 50 Notre Dame 47 | Patt McCann Christmas Classic St. John Vianney bested Notre Dame 50-47 to start the season (3-0). Both teams traded blows to keep it a tight game throughout the night. The Lancers, getting hot from beyond the arc, were able to build a five point lead late in the fourth quarter and force the Irish to the free throw line. Vianney would take advantage of missed opportunities to secure the victory. Nate Williams finished with 14 points while Brian Stuart had 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage.
Watch Wednesday 12.18 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We’ve got Wednesday night ice on JSZ! Saint Joe’s Montvale looks to stay unbeaten on the road at Notre Dame and CBA goes for a third straight win over a ranked opponent when they square off with Shore Conference foe St. John Vianney. Jersey Sports Zone has the highlights of both games posted now! CBA 5 Saint John Vianney 2 Zach Wagnon scored two goals to lead the Colts to a third straight win over a ranked opponent. One day earlier against Delbarton, CBA erupted in the second period and it happened against the Lancers as well. The Colts scored three goals in the span of 1:46 in the second period to improve to 4-1-1. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Jersey Shore Arena: Thanks to the SJV Lancers Hockey Booster Club for supporting our coverage of Saint John Vianney hockey! St. Joe’s (Montvale) 7 Notre Dame 1 St. Joe’s improved to 4-0-1 following a dominating 7-1 victory over Notre Dame, handing the Irish their first loss of the year. Justin Rauch and Logan May each scored twice for the Green Knights. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Rothman Orthopaedics for sponsoring our St. Joe’s coverage. Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage.
Watch Wednesday 12.11 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The New Jersey high school hockey season is in full swing and we’ve got a pair of mid-week games for you. Enjoy the coverage! Randolph 6 St. John Vianney 2 After falling short in the Public B state final last season, Randolph has been red hot in 2019. The Rams continued their electric play Monday by securing a blowout win over two-time Egan Cup champions, St. John Vianney. Ben Yurchuk and Matt Rogers each netted a pair of goals while captain Michael Sofia closed the game with a highlight goal. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Aspen Ice in Randolph: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Lancers is brought to you by the St. John Vianney Hockey Boosters Club. Notre Dame 8 Lawrence 5 Notre Dame remains undefeated at 3-0 with their latest 8-5 win over crosstown rival Lawrence. The Irish opened the game with two quick scores before Lawrence countered to eventually tie it at 3 entering halftime. In the second act Notre Dame would begin to pull away as Will Celli finished with three goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Lawrence coverage.
St. John Vianney hockey comes out swinging in season opener
St. John Vianney 6 Middletown South 0 St. John Vianney started the 2019 hockey season with a dominating 6-0 victory over Middletown South in a Shore Conference showdown. The Lancers took a commanding 3-0 at the end of the first period when Dom Troisi would find net in the second and third to finish with a pair of scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the St. John Vianney Hockey Booster Club for sponsoring our SJV coverage.
Watch Friday 10.5 JSZ Football Highlights
The weather finally cooled off, but the action heats up on the gridiron as the calendar turns to October. JSZ has a full slate of Week 4 games for you! Phillipsburg 20 Bridgewater-Raritan 13 Phillipsburg captured its 700th career win with a close 20-13 victory over Mid-State 38 foe Bridgewater-Raritan. The Stateliners fell behind 13-0 in the second quarter and put up 20 unanswered points to remain undefeated on the year at 5-0. Quarterback Ben Ries finished with a passing and rushing touchdown while Running back Matt Quetel rushed for 116 yards and a score. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage. Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. St. Peter’s Prep 41 DePaul 22 Is there a hotter team in New Jersey than St. Peter’s Prep? The undefeated Marauders kept their perfect record intact so far this season thanks to a career day from wideout Byron Shipman, who exploded with three touchdown receptions on the night. The SPP defense was in the backfield all night, accounting for seven sacks in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Wayne: Highland 21 Timber Creek 17 The Tartans knocked off the Chargers in this district rivalry game for the second year in a row. Johnny Martin led the way on the ground with 169 yards rushing and a touchdown. Kasim Randall-Dale and Javon Holley also scored for Highland. Hamin Anderson sealed the win with an interception just outside the end zone with under one minute left. Donovan Leary threw two touchdown passes to Dior Boyd for Timber Creek in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Blackwood: Coverage of Highland and Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Joseph (Hamm.) 43 Haddonfield 8 The Wildcats (4-1) made an impressive statement, snapping Haddonfield’s (4-1) state-best 21-game winning streak in dominant fashion. St. Joseph standout running back Jada Byers finished the night with three total touchdowns, including a 91-yard catch and run in the first quarter. Wideout Tyrell Russell hauled in 5 catches for 154 yards and a touchdown. The Wildcats defense held the Bulldogs offense in check with six sacks and ten tackles for loss. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Haddonfield: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Long Branch 26 Middletown South 14 Jermaine Corbett had a 30-yard pick-six to go along with a TD run and the Long Branch defense produced eight turnovers to break a three-game losing streak. The Green Wave took a 20-7 halftime lead before Tyler Cuccia’s TD run go the Eagles within six at the end of three quarters, but the Green Wave added a Kyle Davidson two-yard TD run and put the game away with three fourth quarter turnovers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Long Branch High School! Red Bank Catholic 21 Toms River North 6 After an uncharacteristic start to the season, it seems as if Red Bank Catholic has righted their ship. The Caseys played stingy defense and were rock solid in the red zone as they cruised past undefeated Toms River North. Quarterback Ryan Edgerly had a hand in all three RBC touchdowns. JSZ has the highlights from Toms River: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is provided by the Jersey Shore Institute of Health and Wellness. Donovan Catholic 35 Red Bank Regional 0 Ryan Clark had two touchdown runs and the Donovan Catholic defense pitched its fourth shutout of the season to get the Griffins to 5-0. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights from Little Silver: Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional. Our sponsors are the reason we can bring you great high school sports coverage all year round! Jackson Memorial 22 Saint John Vianney 14 The Jaguars rally for two fourth-quarter scores on long runs by Lonnie Cebulski and Will Towns to score an upset win over the Lancers. Watch the highlights now! Thanks to the Lour Chiropractice Center for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Jackson Memorial Jaguars!
Watch Friday 9.27 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Three started with thrilling action all over the state. From overtime finishes to last-minute winners, Friday was a night to remember. Watch our JSZ Week 3 Friday Teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action! Bergen Catholic 23 Don Bosco Prep 17 In the 72nd meeting between these two North Jersey foes, it was Bergen Catholic getting the upper hand once again to secure their fourth consecutive win over Don Bosco Prep. The Crusaders rushed 49 times for 240 yards and two touchdowns while Amar Gist came through with the play of the night, a 47-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Phillipsburg 34 Ridge 28 (2OT) It was headlined by some as the Mid-State 38 game of the week and the matchup between undefeated teams Phillipsburg and Ridge definitely lived up to the hype. Despite falling behind 7-0 in the first quarter the Stateliners answered back with 21 points off three Matt Quetel touchdowns. After Ridge would force double overtime, Quetel would find the end zone a fourth and final time to help P-Burg get the win. He finished the day with 154 rushing yards on 34 attempts and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage! Shawnee 14 St. Augustine 7 (OT) The Renegades (4-0) rallied back down seven against the Hermits (1-3) on a night where points came at a premium. Wide receiver Nate Summerville made an incredible 26-yard touchdown catch to tie the game early in the fourth quarter. Both teams had a chance to win in regulation, but each would miss 32-yard field goals. In overtime, running back Jake Barnett punched it in to give the Renegades the victory. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Williamstown 28 Lenape 21 Down 13-0 at the half, the Braves rallied in the second half to beat the Indians. Dougie Brown threw three touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score to Mekhi Gamble with 19 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Jon Wood caught a pair of touchdown passes in the victory. Brady Long connected with Connor Kennedy for two touchdowns for Lenape in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from fantastic game in Williamstown: Mater Dei Prep 35 Saint John Vianney 0 Malik Ingram had one of the most dominating performances of the 2019 season as the Mater Dei running back had 31 carries for 310 yards and 4 TD’s. The Seraphs solidified their spot as the top team in the Shore Conference. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from an incredible effort: Holmdel 17 Red Bank Regional 7 The Hornets put together long drives in the first and fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in handing RBR its first loss of the season. John Tomasulo capped off an 80-yard drive in the first quarter with a 15 yard TD run. After Jack Chamberlain hit AJ Abarno on a 33 yard TD run in the fourth to get the Bucs within 10-7, Holmdel capped off another long drive with a Cameron LaMountain TD run from five yards out. Both Holmdel TD drives took up over eight minutes of clock. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is brought to you by the Law Offices of Lawrence Lutrell an RBR coverage is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Red Bank Catholic 21 Long Branch 7 After a scoreless first half, Red Bank Catholic’s offense exploded in the final 15 minutes of regulation to score three touchdowns and come away with a bounce-back win over Long Branch. Elijah Jules came up with yet another game-breaking run, dashing for 76 yards to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights from Red Bank: Thanks to two loyal sponsors, JSZ was able to be at this Shore Conference showdown. Here’s a shoutout to the Jersey Shore Institute of Health & Wellness (RBC) and Rosario Realty (Long Branch) for being loyal sponsors.
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ Week 2 South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 2 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, Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
The Polls are Open! Vote NOW for JSZ South, Central and North Game Balls!
Just like that, Week 1 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League and the Colonial Valley Conference. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Our North Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Super Football Conference and the Mid-State 38. Take Our Poll Central Jersey Our Central Jersey game ball poll includes players from the Shore Conference , Mercer County and the Greater Middlesex Conference. Take Our Poll
SJV eager to bounce back in 2019
From 2014-2017, Saint John Vianney was one of the winningest programs in the state with a stellar 41-4 record. The drop to 5-5 last year leaves Vianney hungry to return to that elite level. Veteran head coach Joe Martucci knows all about championship football with five sectional titles in his illustrious career. Heading into year two at SJV, both the players and staff are much more in synch during August training camp. Kavon Chambers is looking for a third straight 1000 yard rushing season and WR/DB Jayden Bellamy is one of the top sophomores in New Jersey. Jersey Sports Zone stops in Holmdel to continue our Camp Countdown tour with our Saint John Vianney preview: Saint John Vianney 2019 Football Schedule Friday, Sept. 13 — vs. Middletown South Friday, Sept. 20 — at Brick Township Friday, Sept. 27 — vs. Mater Dei Prep Friday, Oct. 4 — at Jackson Memorial Friday, Oct. 11 — vs. Freehold Boro Friday, Oct. 18 — at Wall Friday, Oct. 25 — vs. Southern Regional Friday, Nov. 1 — at Long Branch
Flipping Into Fall: SJV’s Grace Costello Preps For Upcoming High School Gymnastics Season
Grace Costello competes for St. John Vianney’s high school gymnastics team and Head Over Heels as a Level 10 USAG gymnast. The incoming senior is committed to William and Mary’s Class of 2024 to continue her athletic and academic careers. Costello is at Head Over Heels 25 hours a week, and will start her high school practices at the end of August. Costello was the Shore Conference All-Around winner last year, and took second place on Floor in the Individual State Championships. This fall she will compete for SJV in her final year of high school gymnastics with high expectations for herself and her teammates. In order to go to college for gymnastics, it is necessary to compete for a club team. Costello and some of her other teammates compete for their high school teams for the fun as well as the team culture. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the full story from Sayreville:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Wrestling Matches of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Our series continues with wrestling. Plain and simple, New Jersey high school wrestling never disappoints. The state produces legit Division I talent year in and year out, and the 2018-2019 season was no different. Our list is a mix of the most viewed dual meets and state championship bouts from the season. #10: St. John Vianney’s Dean Peterson wins the 113-Pound State Championship It was a year to remember for Dean Peterson. The super sophomore rolled through his opponents all season long to a 39-0 record and his first state title. #9: Hunterdon Central’s Brett Ungar win the 106-Pound State Championship Brett Ungar and Tyler Klinksy each hadn’t lost a match all season long, but that would change when Ungar earned a major decision on his way to a state title. #8: Wall’s Rob Kanniard wins the 160-Pound State Championship Rob Kanniard might have had the most dominating season ever in New Jersey high school wrestling. He completed an undefeated 46-0 season, did not allow a single offensive point to be scored on him and won his first state. Kanniard now heads to Rutgers University to wrestle. #7: Howell 30 South Plainfeld 28 Howell and South Plainfield boast two of the most storied public school programs ever in New Jersey. The two powers clashed for bragging rights as the top public team in the Garden State. #6: Bergen Catholic’s Jacob Cardenas wins the 195-Pound State Championship Jacob Cardenas became the seventh wrestler in Bergen Catholic history to win multiple state championships after defeating Paramus’ Kyle Jacob, 6-3, in the state final. #5: Pope John’s JoJo Aragona wins the 138-Pound State Championship JoJo Aragona was ranked as the consensus No. 1 138-pound wrestler all season long and proved it once more by winning his first state championship. #4: Bergen Catholic 48 Delbarton 17 | Non-Public A North Sectional Final Bergen Catholic won 10 bouts and cruised through Delbarton to win its eighth-straight sectional crown. #3: Camden Catholic’s Lucas Revano wins the 145-Pound State Championship Anyone that’s seen Lucas Revano wrestle knows he has a thing for theatrics. Revano won his second consecutive state championship with an overtime pin. #2: St. Joseph (Mont.)’s Sammy Alvarez wins the 126-Pound State Championship It was the most heart-pounding, tense bout of the night in Atlantic City and it did not disappoint. In the first overtime period, Alvarez blocked, shrugged and spun for two against Robert Howard to win his first ever state championship. Alvarez, now committed to Rutgers University, also was named Most Outstanding Wrestler. #1: Blair Academy 45 Bergen Catholic 20 Bergen Catholic’s defeat of Blair Academy in 2018 was one of the most wild wins in all of America. The Bucs, however, used that loss as motivation to get revenge on Bergen Catholic at Lehigh University and secure their spot as the No. 1 high school team in America.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Basketball Games of 2018-2019
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-2020 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras from the 2018-2019 season. We continue this series with girls basketball. #10 St. John Vianney 67 Saddle River Day 59 Quinnipiac commit, Sajada Bonner, scores season-high with 26 points. #9 Manasquan 50 Rumson-Fair Haven 35 University of Maryland commit, Faith Masonius, scores 25 points. #8 Franklin 68 Bishop Ahr 45 University of Maryland commit, Diamond Miller, scores 27 points. #7 Franklin 78 Trenton Catholic 66 Diamond Miller scores 29 points against TCA. #6 Franklin 65 Gloucester Catholic 54 Diamond Miller scores 26 points, and Keona Schenck scores 21 points. #5 Manchester 58 St. John Vianney 42 – Girls SCT Final Destiny Adams finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds. #4 St. Rose 52 Manasquan 36 Brynn Farrell scores her 1,000th career point! #3 Saddle River Day 61 Manchester 52 University of Michigan commit, Michelle Sidor, scores 23 points. #2 Christ the King 40 St. John Vianney 28 New York’s Christ the King defeats St. John Vianney. Natalija Marshall, the 5-star recruit, scores 14 points. #1 Franklin 65 Saddle River Day 57 – 2019 TOC Finals Franklin defeats Saddle River Day, finishing the season with a perfect 34-0 season.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Girls Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-2020 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras from the 2018-2019 season. We continue this series with girls soccer. #10 St. Rose 1 Trinity Hall 0 – Non-Public B Final Rutgers commit, Julianne Leskauskas, scores the lone goal for St. Rose, giving them the 2018 Sectional win. #9 Old Bridge 1 Monroe 0 CJG4 Semifinals Emmi DeNovellis scores the lone goal in overtime, and the Knights walked away with the Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinal win. #8 Hunterdon Central 4 Ridge 0 Hunterdon Central’s Corinna Zullo finishes with two goals and one assist. Emily Mason scores one goal and one assist. #7 Toms River North 1 Red Bank Catholic 0 – Shore Conference Tournament Alexa Peto scores the game-winning goal against Red Bank Catholic in the 28th minute. #6 Governor Livingston 1 Delsea 0 – Group 2 Semifinal Allie Post scores the lone goal for Governor Livingston, giving them the Group 2 Semifinal victory. #5 Middletown North 3 St. John Vianney 2 Katelyn Reid scores the game-winning goal with 16 seconds left in the game. #4 Eastern 1 Bridgewater-Raritan 0 – Group 4 Championships Kelli McGroarty scores the lone goal with a header in the 76th minute. #3 Northern Highlands 1 Middletown North 0 (OT) – Group 3 Semifinal Reagan Klarkmann scores the Golden Goal in overtime. #2 Middletown North 3 Middletown South 1 The Middletown South Eagles lead 1-0 going into the second half. But, the Middletown North Lions score three goals in the second half, walking away with the win. #1 Ramapo 3 Northern Highlands 2 (2OT) The Ramapo Raiders upset the #1 Nationally Ranked Northern Highlands Highlanders in double overtime!
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
60 more nominees from the diamond are up for JSZ Game Balls
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our third edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 4.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Monday lacrosse has two great boys lacrosse matchups on JSZ. We’ve got a big South Jersey showdown between Shawnee and Cherokee plus Saint John Vianney has a big offensive output on the road at RBC. Watch the highlights now! Shawnee 11 Cherokee 9 – Boys Lacrosse Chris Lyons pumped in five goals to lead the way for the Renegades. The Yale University recruit scored four of them in the third period to spark a Shawnee comeback. David Giordano added three goals in the win, while Freddie Mac scored twice in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this district rivalry game featuring two top-20 teams: Saint John Vianney 20 Red Bank Catholic 12 Andrew Gosse had 6 points and 2 assists and three other Lancers had a four goal game to help SJV improve to 5-1 on the season. Rutgers OL signee CJ Hanson, Anthony Brett and Mike D’Anzeri all found the net four times. JSZ has the highlights from Shore Conference action in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls at 14 West Front Street in Red Bank
Vote for first JSZ Game Balls of Spring!
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our first Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season. We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North (email@example.com) South (firstname.lastname@example.org) Central (email@example.com) South Jersey Game Balls presented by NJM Insurance Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls presented by Open Road Auto Group Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 4.2 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Have no fear, Opening Day is still here! JSZ has you covered with baseball highlights from Wall and Somerville as the Crimson Knights and Pioneers kick off their respective seasons with wins. Wall 3 Saint John Vianney 0 Trey Dombroski started off his senior year right where he left off in 2018. The lefty allowed just one hit and struck out 14 in six innings of shutout ball to give the state’s 4th ranked team an impressive opening victory. Wall had just two hits in the game, but took advantage of four walks to manufacture runs in the first, third and fourth. Grant Shulman pitched a scoreless 7th to lock down the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Somerville 7 Bernards 0 Somerville cracked a 114-year drought to win their first baseball state title in school history last season, and it was the Pioneers who got things off on the right foot Tuesday in their season-opener. The ‘Ville plated a pair of runs in the second inning and topped it off with five more in the third. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights:
JSZ Honors All-State Hockey Team, Sedlak wins Player of the Year Honors
The New Jersey Devils and Jersey Sports Zone hosted the second annual JSZ Hockey Banquet at the Prudential Center. Thanks to our partnership with the Devils, our All-State players and their families watched our All-Zone presentation followed by watching the Devils 3-1 win over the Sabres at The Rock! Tyler Sedlak wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward committed to play Division I hockey at Holy Cross just one day prior to winning JSZ’s top hockey honor. Sedlak scored 40 goals in the Gordon Conference and helped lead the Ironmen to their first ever state championship on the ice. He follows his former teammate and best friend Mickey Burns as the first two winners of the award. JSZ’s Mike Frankel caught up with the winner at our Hockey Banquet in Newark: JSZ Player of the Year Balloting Thanks to the 29 coaches and media members for casting their vote for our Player of the Year. Each vote is counted equally, with 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd Coaches: Greg Toskos – Don Bosco, Bruce Shatel – Delbarton, Tom Bunting – Gloucester Catholic, Ryan Bogan – CBA, Rich McLaughlin – Randolph, Mick Messemer – Saint John Vianney, Chris Tommins – Hillsborough, Scott Garrow – Pingry, Anthony Matarazzo – Rumson-Fair Haven, Tony Nemati – Middletown South, Brandon Herr – Chatham, Don Wood – Middletown North, Mike Celano – Freehold Township, Mike Atkinson – Seton Hall Prep, Tim Fingerhut – Saint Augustine Prep, Tom Keough – Bergen Catholic, Jerry Minter – Monroe, Joe Pelliccio – Central Regional, Ryan Brown – Pope John, Larry Mahurter – St. Joe-Montvale Media: Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Madison Bess – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ, Hockey Clan, Morris-Sussex Hockey Report, Andrew Koob – NJ.com, Brian Bobal – NJ.com, Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Tyler SedlakDon Bosco Prep136152 Liam McLinskeyDon Bosco Prep45527 Mike BalzarottiDelbarton07721 Jude KurtasHillsborough32418 Alex KonovalovRidge22313 TJ SchweigardtDon Bosco Prep31213 Dom GarozzoGloucester Catholic1116 John GuttSaint John Vianney0113 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Brett Cleaves, DelbartonDamien Carfagna, Don Bosco PrepTom Colucci, Seton Hall PrepTyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 JSZ Player of the Year Marcus Fabiunke, RidgeLogan Heroux, CBAKyle Contessa, CBA Matt Schoer, Pope JohnBrendan Karnish, Saint Augustine PrepJames Falivene, DelbartonLiam McLInskey, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 Finalist Max Schwarz, Don Bosco PrepTJ Schweigardt, Don Bosco PrepSam Fishteyn, MonroeMike Balzarotti, Delbarton, 2019 Finalist Ronan Hickey, RFH - JSZ Save of the YearSean Vlasich, Northern HighlandsMatt Franzoni, ManasquanJude Kurtas, Hillsborough, 2019 Finalist Mike Franzoni, Manasquan Anthony Galante, Marlboro Dom Garozzo, Gloucester Catholic John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Alex Konovalov, Ridge Nick LaBianca, Jackson Liberty Sean Murray, Morris Knolls Tom Pryymak, Summit Dave Renzulli, Madison Jason Siedem, Madison Steven Spetz, Pope John Greg Spitznagel, Summit Aidan Trainor, Princeton Max Williams, Delbarton Jason Wolff, Hillsborough JT Zangara, Randolph Matt Zdanowicz, Saint Peter's Prep
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
11 Great Stops Nominated for JSZ/NJ Devils’ Top Save of the Year
JSZ has been highlighting the top goals throughout this past hockey season, and now it’s time to show some love to the guys who’ve made next-level stops between the pipes. Jersey Sports Zone and the New Jersey Devils are teaming up and want your vote for the top save from this year. The winner of the poll will be selected as the fifth goalie on JSZ’s All-Zone hockey team. The poll will be open through Friday at 9 p.m. Make sure to vote early and often! Take Our Poll Watch the top saves here:
Watch NJSIAA Boys Wrestling State Championship Finals
For the second straight year, Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you full highlights and interviews of every single 2019 state championship final from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Stay tuned throughout the night for extensive coverage of all 14 finals. 106: Brett Ungar (Hunterdon Central) d. Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North), 13-6 113: Dean Peterson (St. John Vianney) d. Nick Babin (Emerson/Park Ridge), 3-2 120: Eddie Ventresca (Pope John) d. Anthony Clark (Delbarton), 7-3 126: Sammy Alvarez (St. Joseph Mont.) d. Robert Howard (Bergen Catholic), 5-3 (SV) Sammy Alvarez was named Most Outstanding Wrestler 132: Nicholas Raimo (Hanover Park) d. Luke Mazzeo (Emerson/Park Ridge), 8-4 138: Joseph Aragona (Pope John) d. Jacob Perez-Eli (Paulsboro), 7-1 145: Lucas Revano (Camden Catholic) p. Ricky Cabanillas (DePaul), 6:37 152: Robert Garcia (Pope John) md. Nicholas O’Connell (Southern), 13-5 160: Robert Kanniard (Wall) d. Connor O’Neil (DePaul), 9-4 170: Brandon Green (Paulsboro) d. Shane Reitsma (Howell), 13-9 182: Christopher Foca (Bergen Catholic) d. John Poznanski (Colonia), 7-4 195: Jacob Cardenas (Bergen Catholic), d. Kyle Jacob (Paramus), 6-3 220: Zach DelVecchio (South Plainfield) d. Michael Filieri (Garfield,) 8-2 HWT: Lewis Fernandes (Voorhees) p. Bardhyl Gashi (West Essex), 0:46
Watch JSZ 2.23 Basketball County Finals Highlights
Let the high stakes action continue! Saturday was the final day of the county basketball finals and JSZ had cameras all over the state for the action. We’ll have highlights from Ranney’s second-straight Shore Conference Tournament win, Roselle Catholic defending their Union County crown against Patrick School, East Side nabbing its third consecutive ECT win in a nail biter, the West Orange girls capturing their first ever Essex County title and Ocean City’s late push to win a Cape Atlantic League title. Stay tuned throughout the night for the highlights! Ranney 70 Manasquan 60 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Final Scottie Lewis delivered a 27 point, 10 rebounds, 5 steal, 4 blocked shot night that featured a 360 dunk as Ranney successfully defended its Shore Conference title. Manasquan’s Brad McCabe had a sensational 33 point effort featuring 9 of 10 shooting from beyond the arc. The Warriors kept the game close for the entire four quarters, but Ranney got a huge second half spark from Ahmadu Sarnor (16 of his 18 in the 2nd half) and Bryan Antoine added 17 in the victory. JSZ has all the big moments and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Roselle Catholic 71 The Patrick School 66 – Union County Tournament Final For a second straight year the current No. 2 team in the NJ Top 20, Roselle Catholic took home a Union County Tournament Championship with a win over rival The Patrick School. After a slow first half the Lions were able to come alive in the third quarter thanks to some outstanding play from UNLV commit Josh Pierre-Louis to take a 44-40 lead entering the fourth. Despite being held to just five points, future University of Kentucky Wildcat Kahlil Whitney scored 11 in the fourth quarter to win MVP honors. It’s the Lions second overall UCT Title and to make things better Senior Colby Rogers scored his 1,000th point. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Newark East Side 69 Montclair Immaculate 66 – Essex County Tournament Boys Final Anas Amos has been the unquestioned leader of East Side basketball, and the senior point guard notched a pair of big accomplishments Saturday has he won his 100th career game and East Side captured its third-consecutive Essex County title in a nail biting win against Montclair Immaculate. Nasir Johnson scored a team-high 23 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County College: (3) Manchester Township 58 (1) Saint John Vianney 42 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Final Sophomore Destiny Adams had 19 points and 10 rebounds to earn MVP honors as the Hawks won their first ever Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Manchester broke open a 35-33 third quarter lead with an 11-0 run to start the fourth. Leilani Correa was a big catalyst in the final eight minutes as she finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Dakota Adams added 12 points as the Hawks won their 17th straight game. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: (3) West Orange 36 (5) Montclair Immaculate 25 – Essex County Tournament Girls Final The West Orange Mountaineers defeated the Montclair Immaculate Lions on at Essex County College on Saturday afternoon, winning their first ever county title. Both teams started off slow, but two of West Orange’s players ended up scoring in the double digits. Freshman Kiley Capstraw led the team, scoring the game-high 18 points. Penn State commit, Mya Bembry, walked away with a double-double: 11 points and 11 rebounds. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Newark: Ocean City 39 Middle Township 33 – Cape Atlantic League Girls Final Despite only scoring four points, it was Tori Rolls’ defensive prowess that made Ocean City six-time CAL champs. Rolls had a steal and breakaway layup late in the fourth quarter to secure the win. Danielle Donoghue led the Red Raiders with 12 points. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University:
Watch Tuesday 2.19 County Tournament Hoops Highlights!
It’s county tournament time and Jersey Sports Zone has you covered for all the big basketball games across the garden state! Stay tuned for semifinals matchups in Union County, Mercer County and the girls bracket in the Shore Conference Tournament. Enjoy! (3) Patrick School 48 (2) Elizabeth 39 – Union County Semifinal Al-Amir Dawes scored a career-high 28 points and was the driving force for the Celtics as Patrick School handed Elizabeth its first loss this season while also advanceing to the Union County finals. The win gives Patrick School some revenge after a loss earlier this season to Elizabeth. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: (1) Roselle Catholic 64 (5) Union Catholic 43 – Union County Semifinal Roselle Catholic had three scorers hit double digits and used a 22-8 run in the third quarter to pull away from Union Catholic in the Union County semifinals. Colby Rogers (17), Kahlil Whitney (15) and Richie Greaves (11) were the leading scorers. Roselle Catholic will defend their Union County crown Saturday against Patrick School. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: (2) Trenton Catholic 85 (3) Notre Dame 57 – Mercer County Semifinal Trenton Catholic advanced to its sixth straight Mercer County Tournament Final with an 85-57 win over Notre Dame. The Iron Mike’s were headlined Junior sensation Jamir Watkins and Butler University commit Khalif Battle. Watkins had 24 points while Battle had 27. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Notre Dame coverage! (1) Trenton 58 (4) Hopewell Valley 50 – Mercer County Semifinal Number one seed Trenton advanced to their first Mercer County Tournament Final since 2011 with a 58-50 win over Hopewell Valley. The Tornadoes scraped by in the first two quarter to take a 30-28 lead at halftime. In the third Nassir Hodge with back to back threes helped Trenton fall more into rhythm to eventually gain a comfortable lead. Hodge finished with 15 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton and Hopewell Valley coverage! (1) St. John Vianney 53 (4) Manasquan 51 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The St. John Vianney Lancers went into Tuesday night’s SCT Semifinal wanting revenge. Last year, the Manasquan Warriors defeated the SJV Lancers during the SCT Final. However, Tuesday’s Semifinal was a close game. Manasquan had the lead up until the fourth quarter. SJV’s freshman Madison St. Rose, scored five points early on in the fourth, taking hold of the lead. The Lancers were able to hold on, winning the game by two points. William & Mary commit, Brelynn Bellamy, scored the team-high with 17 points. Quinnipiac University commit Sajada Bonner scored 11 points along with St. Rose. Fordham University commit Sarah Karpell was right behind them with 10 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River: (3) Manchester 62 (2) St. Rose 45 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Manchester Hawks advanced to their first ever SCT Final in program history on Tuesday night. Manchester’s West Virginia University commit, Leilani Correa, scored 30 points for the Hawks, leading them to their Semifinal victory. Destiny Adams and Serenity Anderson scored the second highest number of points, each with 11. The Hawks will head to Monmouth University on Saturday night to take on St. John Vianney for the Shore Conference Final. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reaction from Toms River:
Miles Wood watches JSZ Top Goals, then lights the lamp for Devils!
The New Jersey Devils honored the Top 5 Goals from New Jersey high school hockey in January captured by JSZ cameras during the NHL team’s 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday night at the Prudential Center in Newark. Once again, the Devils rolled out the red carpet and gave the VIP treatment to five great high school hockey standouts. From a pregame film session with Miles Wood, to five awesome goals on the scoreboard at the second intermission, it was another special night provided by the Devils. Watch our recap of another special evening: New Jersey Devils winger Miles Wood met with our players prior to faceoff and watched the Top 5 goals from January captured by JSZ cameras. There’s no question that the players were inpsired to see an NHL player talk about their goal and Wood’s pre-game video session paid off as well. Wood scored his sixth goal of the season in the Devils 4-1 win over Buffalo. Here’s Miles Wood breaking down the Top 5 goals from January: Congratulations to our Top 5 goals from January #5: Tommy Kleinman, Bergen Catholic #4: Dom Troisi, Saint John Vianney #3: Ty Pezzolla, Saint Peter’s Prep #2: Dyland Idland, Morris Knolls #1: Andrew Kutzman, Freehold Boro On March 21, the Devils will honor the Top 5 goals from February during their home game against the Boston Bruins. On March 25, the Devils and JSZ host our 2nd annual All-Zone hockey banquet during their game against the Buffalo Sabres.
60 Hoops Players Nominated for Final JSZ Basketball Game Balls of 2019
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Christ the King comes to NJ and beats SJV in post-season tuneup
Jersey Sports Zone brings you a high profile girls basketball matchup in Holmdel as Christ the King out of New York comes to Saint John Vianney and puts on a tremendous defensive performance. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction featuring one of the nation’s top junior prospects! Christ the King 40 Saint John Vianney 28 Natalija Marshall scored 14 points and the Royals held the Lancers to just 10 points in the first half in a big road victory. Both teams are expected to contend for state titles. Marshall, rated the #12 junior in the nation, was a force on both ends of the floor. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from this exciting post-season tuneup in Holmdel:
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!
A special senior night at SJV for the Karpell’s
Saint John Vianney girls basketball coach Dawn Karpell and senior guard Sarah Karpell haven’t been caught up in the mother-daughter dynamic of their basketball relationship. The Lancers have been too focused competing among New Jersey’s best teams over the past four years. But when SJV scored a convincing 82-27 win against Neptune on Senior Night, coach and player took a moment to acknowledge that it’s been a special time for mother and daughter over the past four years. Coach Karpell has guided numerous elite athletes to the world of college basketball and Sarah is adding to the Lancer legacy. Karpell has signed to play Division I basketball in the Atlantic 10 at Fordham, but first she’s looking to lead her team to one more championship season before closing out her high school career. With so much attention paid to big scoring during hoops season, Sarah has never scored more than 20 points in a game in her career, yet it’s the sum of her entire game that has earned her the respect of the state and earned her the opportunity to play at the next level. Watch JSZ’s feature on a special senior night in Holmdel: Sarah Karpell trained at Reach Your Potential Training in Tinton Falls since the 8th grade. Thanks to the support of RYPT, JSZ is able to shine the spotlight on the incredible athletes who train to get the extra edge!
10 great nominees are up for JSZ New Jersey Devils January Goal of the Month!
Another tremendous month of NJ high school hockey highlights has ten nominees for the JSZ/New Jersey Devils January goal of the month. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to team with the New Jersey Devils for a second straight year to honor outstanding highlights from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of January captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Thursday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for January will be honored during the Devils game against the Buffalo Sabres at the Prudential Center on February 17th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils roll out the red carpet and give JSZ’s goal of the month winners the VIP treatment. Watch our December honorees get to share a special moment with defenseman Damon Severson:
Buzzer Beaters, big stats headline JSZ Game Ball Nominees on Super Sunday
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday evening. Thanks to everyone who made a nomination this week!
Watch Monday 1.28 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Happy Monday! Jersey Sports Zone kicks off the final week of January hockey with a three-pack of great games. CBA and St. John Vianney go toe to toe, Seton Hall Prep and Pope John find themselves in a familiar finish and RFH and Freehold Township battle out the nightcap in Red Bank. Stay tuned for all the highlights! CBA 3 Saint John Vianney 1 Kyle Contessa broke a 1-1 tie with just :51 seconds left in the third period and Garrett Silverman’s second goal of the night sealed the deal on an empty netter as the Colts avenge last year’s 5-2 loss to the Lancers. SJV suffered its first loss of the season. Colin Meany scored on a breakaway early in the first period for the Lancers lone goal. JSZ has the highlights from the top two teams in the Shore Conference: Pope John 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 Pope John and Seton Hall Prep found themselves in familiar territory Monday evening after battling for 45 minutes to their second tie in the last 12 days. The back-and-forth contest featured great goaltending from these two net-minders and a couple of award-worthy goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Freehold Township 2 The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs took on the Freehold Township Patriots for a Shore showdown at the Red Bank Armory on Monday night. The Bulldogs scored three goals in the first period alone, setting them up well for the rest of the game. RFH improved their overall record to 8-6-2 for the season. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac!
Watch Sunday 1.27 JSZ Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you basketball coverage from 1.27. Check back in as we continue to post games from: No. 12 Camden vs. No. 2 Roselle Catholic, Gill St. Bernard’s vs. Ranney, No. 3 St. John Vianney vs. No. 2 Saddle River Day (Girls) and more! Gill St. Bernard’s 62 Ranney 60 – Boys Basketball Connor Murphy had 20 points and 11 rebounds and Paul Mulcahy’s two free throws in the final minute proved to be the difference in an epic battle that saw the Knights knock off NJ’s top ranked team. GSB raced out to a 24-8 lead, but Ranney rallied and an Alex Klatsky half court shot made it a 32-27 Knights lead at the half. Ahmadu Sarnor in his first game this season tied the game at 60 on a driving layup, but Phil Wheeler missed the front end of a one and one with 3 seconds left to give GSB the win. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from a thriller at the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational at Kean University: Roselle Catholic 97 Camden 66 – Boys Basketball Kahlil Whitney (32 points) and Josh Pierre-Louis (30 points) both post career highs as the Lions put on a dominating effort against the #12 ranked team in the state. Cliff Omoruyi added 16 points on a dazzling dunk display. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University: St. John Vianney 67 Saddle River Day 56 – Girls Basketball Senior Sajada Bonner was the driving force St. John Vianney needed to topple a stacked Saddle River Day lineup. Bonner led SJV with 26 points in a decisive win in a battle between two of the top three teams in the Garden State. The Lancers also employed stifling defense all game long. Michelle Sidor led Saddle River Day with 19 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Holmdel high School at the Coaches Choice USA Showcase: St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) 74 West Side 58 – Boys Basketball No. 11 in the current NJ Top 20, St. Mary’s (Elizabeth) knocked off No. 8 Newark Westside with a 74-58 upset victory at Kean University on Sunday afternoon. After trailing by two points to close out the first quarter, the Hilltoppers awoke thanks to a scoring frenzy by Izaiah Robinson to lead 37-22 at halftime. Robinson would finish with 22 points and 5 assists while Phil Brown contributed 15 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Manasquan 60 Patrick School 32 – Girls Basketball Lola Mullaney and Faith Masonius left no doubt Sunday afternoon in Holmdel as Manasquan’s dynamic duo each notched double-doubles and combined for 45 points and 23 rebounds in a blowout win against Patrick School. Mullaney had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Masonius scored 19 and grabbed 11 boards. Manasquan is 13-3 on the season and has a huge rematch Friday night against St. Rose. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Holmdel high School at the Coaches Choice USA Showcase:
Howell claims four individual titles and team crown at Shore Conference Wrestling
Nieko Malone wins Most Outstanding Wrestler at 126 pounds to highlight four Howell Rebels capturing titles at the Shore Conference championships at Red Bank Regional. JSZ has highlights and post-match reaction from 13 championship matches! The Howell Rebels won the 2019 Shore Conference team title thanks to four individual champions and two second-place finishes at Red Bank Regional High Schoool Jackson Memorial and Saint John Vianney produced two individual champions apiece. 120 pounds: (1) Vin Scollo (Jackson Memorial) defeats (2) Logan Waller (Colts Neck) 5-1 126 pounds: (5) Nieko Malone (Howell) defeats (2) Michael Conklin (Toms River East) 13-11 Malone was named outstanding wrestler of the meet thanks to his upset victory over the second seed 132 pounds: (2) Darby Diedrich (Howell) defeats (1) Hunter Gutierrez (Lacey) 7-1 138 pounds: (1) Alex Baran (Manalapan) defeats (3) Al DeSantis (Shore) 3-1 145 pounds: (1) Nick Boggiano (Toms River North) defeats (2) Luke Rada (Colts Neck) 5-1 152 pounds: (1) Paul Jakub (Howell) pins (3) Carsten DiGiantomasso (Jackson Memorial) 1:23 The sophomore has now won two straight Shore Conference titles 160 pounds: (1) Rob Kanniard (Wall) wins by forfeit over (2) Xavier Kelly (Howell) 170 pounds: (1) Shane Reitsma (Howell) defeats (2) Matt Benedetti (Manalapan) 9-4 182 pounds: (1) Nick Addison (Rumson-Fair Haven) defeats (3) Christian Murphy (Howell) 11-4 195 pounds: (2) Kyle Epperly (Jackson Memorial) won by injury default over (1) Jacob Anderson (Middletown North) 3:12 220 pounds: (1) Billy Borowski (Point Pleasant Boro) defeats (11) John O’Donnell (Toms River North) 2-0 285 pounds: (1) Paul Liseno (Saint John Vianney) pins (3) Joe Teresi (Ocean) 1:46 Liseno wins the heavyweight bracket for a second straight year 106 pounds: (1) Tyler Klinsky (Middletown North) pins (2) Jack Maida (Shore Regional) 4:46 The Lions junior scored his 100th win earlier in the tournament and improves to 25-0 after handing Maida his first loss of the year: 113 pounds: (1) Dean Peterson (Saint John Vianney) defeats (2) Vincent Santaniello (Brick Memorial) 5-2 NJ’s #1 ranked and #5 in the nation scores the win to remain unbeaten. It’s Peterson’s second consecutive Shore Conference title Shore Conference Tournament Team Results Howell – 187.5Jackson Memorial – 136.5Toms River North – 106Middletown North – 103.5Shore Regional – 98Rumson-Fair Haven – 96.5Point Pleasant Boro – 90Saint John Vianney – 87.5Ocean Township – 82.5Manalapan – 76.5
No. 9 St. John Vianney Ice Hockey Team Remains Unbeaten!
The No. 9 SJV Lancers defeated No. 15 Princeton High School on Thursday night, improving their overall record to 8-0-2 for the season. SJV’s Dom Troisi scored two goals and had one assist. He now has 9 goals for the season along with John Gutt. Gutt scored one goal and had two assists. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and a post-game reaction from Troisi: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton High School coverage!
Watch Monday 1.7 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is thrilled to bring you statewide ice hockey coverage from 1.7. We’ve got a barn burner in Red Bank between St. John Vianney and Rumson-Fair Haven plus a solid night on the ice for the Notre Dame Irish Saint John Vianney 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 3 Dom Troisi broke a 3-3 tie with a third period snipe and Jeremy Connor made 25 saves including a stellar glove save in the final two minutes to keep SJV unbeaten at 6-0-2. This was an exciting Shore Conference matchup and JSZ has all the action and post-game reaction from the Red Bank Armory: Thanks to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven all year long! Notre Dame 7 Hopewell Valley 3 Notre Dame snapped a three game win streak with a 7-3 win over Colonial Valley Conference rival Hopewell Valley. The Irish fell behind 2-1 in the first period but answered back with six consecutive goals. Ryan Nemic had 2 scores for Notre Dame. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hopewell Valley and Notre Dame coverage. We look forward to bringing you more Fighting Irish and Bulldog athletics year-round!
RFH Sends Message on Mats with Upset over SJV
If Thursday evening was any preview, there’s no doubt now that Rumson-Fair Haven is ready to make a statement in the Shore Conference. The Bulldogs put New Jersey on notice with a 44-27 win against state-ranked St. John Vianney thanks to a pair of first-period pinfalls from Fr. Shay Addison (132 pounds) and So. Jack Kelly (160 pounds). Rumson-Fair Haven (5-2) has already doubled its win total from last season and looks to continue to make noise in the Shore with a young lineup full of heavy-hitters. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Rumson: Match Results 285: Evan Davis (RFH) d. Jaden Duncan 3-1 106: TJ Pavlonnis (SJV) Forfeit 113: Nico Diaz (SJV) d. Aidan Shaughnassey 8-1 120: Dean Peterson (SJV) p. Tristan Izzo 3:53 126: Joe Butler (SJV) p. Logan McGinn :59 132: Shay Addison (RFH) p. Gavin Xiu :14 138: Alex Simpson (RFH) Forfeit 145: Tyler Brignola (RFH) d. Gabe Jonas 6-2 152: Mike Ponenti (RFH) md. Issac Holt 9-1 160: Jack Kelly (RFH) p. Nick Carutti 1:42 170: Blake Clayton (SJV) p. Curtis Factor :56 182: Liam Horan (RFH) Forfeit 195: Luke Karayozi (RFH) Forfeit 220: Von Factor (RFH) md. Dante Miranda 14-4 Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Rumson-Fair Haven athletics throughout the 2018-2019 scholastic season is proudly brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac.
Watch Friday 12.28 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The holiday tournament hoopla continues! JSZ brings you the finals from the Score at the Shore girls basketball tournament plus the St. John Vianney girls in their winter joust getting a tough test from the Patrick School and on the boys side Rumson-Fair Haven battling St. Peter’s Prep in the Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 50 Saint Peter’s Prep 47 – Bulldawg Classic Ian O’Connor had 25 points and 12 rebounds to give RFH a much-coveted win against a North Jersey power. RFH lost to Roselle Catholic and Saint Peter’s Prep in recent years on their home floor, but used stingy defense and gritty play to score a signature win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Red Bank Regional 56 Monmouth Regional 46 – Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Liam Joyce and Matt Weidman scored 11 points apiece to lead the Bucs to the finals of their holiday tournament for the first time in three years. RBR will face Notre Dame in the finals on Sunday at 5pm. JSZ has the highlights from the Bucs semifinal win in Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone brought you this game thanks to the support of Ryser’s Landscape Supply (RBR) and Monmouth Building Center (Monmouth Regional) Saint John Vianney 50 Patrick School 39 – SJV Winter Joust The Lancers put together a 15-3 4th quarter to hold off an upset bid from the Patrick School. Katie Hill and Madison Saint Rose scored 13 points apiece to pace SJV who fell behind seven points in the third quarter. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Holmdel: Mainland 69 Lenape 61 – Score at the Shore Tournament The Mainland girls basketball team won the Score at the Shore Tournament for the third time in a row on Friday. The Mustangs were behind after the first quarter, but they quickly found their groove and took the lead. Senior Claudia Mairone finished with a game-high 21 points for Mainland, while junior Kylee Watson finished with 20 points. JSZ’s Madison Bess was at Southern Regional with the full story:
Watch Thursday 12.27 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The holiday tournament action continues. Jersey Sports Zone has coverage from Red Bank Regional’s Holiday Buc Classic, the semifinals from the Husky Classic at Matawan and the second annual Winter Joust hosted by St. John Vianney. Stay tuned for all the highlights tonight! Matawan 54 Carteret 53 – Huskies Holiday Classic Semifinal In the last semifinal match up of the Huskies Holiday Classic, Matawan prevails late in the fourth quarter on a shot from Ethan Okelo to take down Carteret 54-53. The Huskies win an exciting three point battle that saw multiple lead changes in the second half. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Campozino for sponsoring our Carteret coverage, we look forward to bringing you more Rambler highlights all year long! Old Bridge 49 Edison 45 – Huskies Holiday Classic Semifinal Greater Middlesex Conference rivals Old Bridge and Edison gave fans at the Huskies Holiday Classic an exciting semifinal showdown. After a big third quarter that saw Old Bridge go ahead 39-28 enter the fourth, the Eagles slowly began to make their comeback. Edison would come within three in the closing seconds of regulation, but Sean Williams for the Knights would sink a free throw to seal the game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Monmouth Regional 66 Middletown North 46 – Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Kerron Holley and Dan Forsman paced a balanced attack with 14 points each as the Falcons raced out to a 15-point halftime lead and survived a furious comeback attempt by the Lions to pull away in the fourth quarter. North’s Rob Higgins was held to 17 points after scoring 30 or more points in the first four games of his senior season. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Monmouth Regional is brought to you by Monmouth Building Center. They are the reason we had this big win by the Falcons! Red Bank Regional 49 Sayreville 36 – Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Matt Weidman poured in 16 points to lead RBR to the semifinals of their winter tournament. Red Bank Regional will face Monmouth Regional in the semifinals. JSZ has the highlights from the Bucs home floor Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver Notre Dame 65 Saint John Vianney 55 – Albert E. Martin Buc Classic Mike Kane led five Notre Dame players in double figures with 16 as the Irish advance to the semifinals and a matchup with Bishop Ahr. JSZ has the highlights from the quarterfinals of the Buc Classic in Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame High School is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates St. Rose 50 The Patrick School 36 – Winter Joust Showcase Brynn Farrell (23 points) and Lauren Lithgow (15 points) took over for St. Rose to outscore The Patrick School by themselves in a statement win. The Purple Roses overcame a slow start in the first quarter and never looked back. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Holmdel: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to great partners like RYPT (Reach Your Potential Training), Jersey Sports Zone can bring you great highlights from the St. Rose girls basketball team. Rumson-Fair Haven 53 Gill St. Bernard’s 45 – Winter Joust Showcase Rumson-Fair Haven is ready for the JSZ Three-Point Challenge! The Bulldogs showcased their long-range sharpshooting by hitting 12 three-pointers and rolling to a 53-45 win over Gill St. Bernard’s. Lucy Adams, Grace Munt, Sophia Passalaqua and Cortland McBarron each had 3 three-balls in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Holmdel: Sponsor Shoutout! Gold Coast Cadillac sponsors Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all RFH athletics and they are the reason JSZ was at this win over Gill St. Bernard’s.
Watch Tuesday 12.18 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with great hockey highlights that include offensive outbursts from Delbarton and St. John Vianney. Delbarton 7 Seton Hall Prep 0 Delbarton goalie Brett Cleaves continues to dominate as a sophomore in New Jersey’s toughest hockey conference. His best showing to date came Tuesday when he stopped 25 shots, including a penalty shot in the second period, en route to a shutout against Seton Hall Prep. Michael Balzarotti (7 G this season) led the way with a three-point performance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Randolph: St. John Vianney 6 Middletown North 2 No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, St. John Vianney remained undefeated on the season with a 6-2 victory over Middletown North. After a scoreless first period the Lancers opened up in the second to lead 3-2. In the third Dom Troisi scored a pair of goals to cap off a hat trick on the afternoon. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
SJV girls take first JSZ Hoops Challenge
We always love showcasing great New Jersey basketball with our high definition highlights. This year, we want to visit the practice court and challenge teams to a fun shooting competition. Saint John Vianney, NJ’s #1 ranked team in the preseason and #18 in the USA Today Super 25 is the first to step up and take the JSZ Hoops Challenge! Thanks to the Lady Lancers for taking time before their season starts to give us our first team to take their shot. Watch the video and see how the Lancers did with the cameras on in a rapid fire shooting contest If your team wants to take the JSZ Hoops Challenge, let us know on Twitter, Instagram or reply to the comments section of the YouTube video you just saw. We’ll keep scores throughout the year of the top teams!
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
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Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have nominees for the goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 9:00 pm. You can watch all the nominees below in our three categories. The winners will receive a plaque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll