Watch St. John Vianney 31 Rumson Fair Haven 28 week 6 highlights
St. John Vianney 31 Rumson Fair Haven 28- week 6 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore Bank for sponsoring our St. John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Paver Restoration and BCB Bayshore Bank, we’ll get many more great moments from Lancers sports all year long! Thank you to Servpro of Eatontown/ Long Branch for our Rumson- Fair Haven! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
16. Oct 2017
Big Hits, Clutch TD’s vie for JSZ Top Play Week 6 Honors
Thanks again to the great football players in New Jersey who provide us with incredible highlights every week. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Six captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Missed our Highlights Shows? JSZ brought you 21 games of coverage from all around the state in Week 6:
15. Oct 2017
Watch JSZ Week 6 Saturday Highlights Show
It was a Super Saturday of New Jersey high school football. We’ve got a Shore showdown doubleheader at Rutgers, #1 vs. #2 in Oradell and many more great matchups from Week 6. Enjoy our Saturday Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 41 Saint Peter’s Prep 14: Johnny Langan 282 total yards, 4 TD’s Saint Joe’s-Montvale 20 Pope John 14: Angelo Guglielmello two field goals Lawrenceville 18 Peddie 16: Mohammed Diakite 16 receptions, 188 yards, 1 TD Saint John Vianney 31 Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (OT): Haaziq Daniels 178 pass yards, 75 rush yards, 3 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 42 Long Branch 28: Steve Lubischer 208 total yards, 4 TD’s Zack Bair 221 rush yards 2 TD’s Freehold Boro 35 Colts Neck 28: Ashante Worthy 20 carries, 163 yards, 2 TD’s 7-9 passing, 113 yards 2 TD passes Point Pleasant Boro 35 Lakewood 28: Tanner Gordon 2 TD runs including game winner with :38 left Marlboro 27 Neptune 21: Dontrell Alston 34 carries, 196 yards, 2 TD’s Haddonfield 31 Paulsboro 0: Haddonfield defense 3 INT’s and blocked punt Salem 46 Gloucester City 0: Zaire Jones 14 carries, 211 yards, 5 TD’s We had eleven games of action on our Friday Highlights Show: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 6 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
15. Oct 2017
SJV pulls off heroics to earn draw at Shore
Saint John Vianney 3 Shore Regional 3 Erin Gilfillan’s goal with under two minutes to go forced overtime and Brelynn Bellamy came up with a sensational defensive play in the closing seconds of the first overtime session to give Saint John Vianney a 3-3 tie with Shore Regional. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw earlier in the regular season. Shore Regional had a 2-1 lead in the final ten minutes before Cameran Cox drew a penalty kick. Chloe Sherman tied the game at two on the PK, but Shore answered right back on a breakaway goal from Frankie McDonough to take a 3-2 lead. With under two minutes to go, Erin Gilfillan delivered a 34 yard blast to force overtime. In OT, Julia Eichenbaum thought she had a golden goal, but after getting the ball by the keeper, Bellamy came in and steered the ball away from the back of the net. SJV is now 11-1-2 while Shore is 11-2-2. Watch the highlights from an incredible game: Sponsor Shout Outs! Our sponsors are the reason we can showcase incredible games. Thanks so much to BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch is our Shore Regional sponsor.
11. Oct 2017
Watch Brick Township 0 St. John Vianney 42 highlights
Brick Township 0 St. John Vianney 42- week 4 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
1. Oct 2017
Shore’s great performers up for Monmouth Building Center Game Ball
Three days of great Shore Conference football action produced another round of fantastic performances. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will get a visit from JSZ and a Game Ball presentation. Thanks to all of our faithful Shore fans for supporting JSZ and to the players for giving us great highlights every single weekend! Take Our Poll Last week’s Monmouth Building Center Game Ball Winner – Jermaine Corbett, Long Branch RB Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has helped us celebrate great athletic performances in the Shore Conference over the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
1. Oct 2017
Watch JSZ’s Friday Week 4 Highlights Show
A double-overtime thriller, a state championship rematch, big hits and another batch of tremendous highlights. Jersey Sports Zone has it all with 13 games of action in our Friday Week 4 Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Saint Peter’s Prep 23 Paramus Catholic 14: Jayson + Justin Ademilola combine for 5 sacks Brick Memorial 22 Sayreville 21 (2OT) – Blaine Netterman game winning 2 point conversion in double OT Paul VI 27 Notre Dame 21 – Jamir Garland 15 carries, 165 yards Saint John Vianney 42 Brick Township 0 – Josiah Walker 12 carries, 125 yards, 2 TD’s – LB Johnny Buchanan commits to Delaware Red Bank Catholic 49 Colonia 12 – Zack Bair 4 TD’s including 100-yard kickoff return Point Pleasant Boro 13 Monmouth Regional 3 – James Fara and Brandon Cipriano TD runs Long Branch 21 Wall 14 – Jermaine Corbett 128 yards rushing, 2 TD’s Raritan 28 Donovan Catholic 9 – PJ Buccine 2 TD runs, James Vanmeerbeke 2 TD passes Linden 42 Elizabeth 21 – BJ George 306 yards rushing, 4 TD’s Ridge 49 Plainfield 14 – Dave Stieglitz 130 yards of total offense, 2 TD’s Allentown 55 Hopewell Valley 31 – Dan Merkel 373 passing yards, 5 TD passes – Sadik Queen 4 TD catches Vineland 60 Cumberland 6 – Nihym Anderson 5 TD’s, 2 sacks and fumble recovery Pleasantville 29 Schalick 16 – Sahmir Jones – 13 carries, 179 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Thursday Highlights Show? Check out 8 games to get our Week 4 coverage started including a big performance by the Rumson-Fair Haven defense, an offensive outburst by Manalapan and the Phillipsburg Stateliners reaching 4-0 Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday we are scheduled to show 13 games of action including: Paramus Catholic at Saint Peter’s Prep, Brick Township at Saint John Vianney, Elizabeth at Linden, Brick Memorial at Sayreville Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
30. Sep 2017
Watch JSZ Friday Week 3 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you another edition of our football highlights show featuring 12 games from around the state. Thanks to our great sponsors for giving us the ability to bring you high definition highlights under the Friday Night Lights: Click above to watch highlights from the following games Bergen Catholic 31 Paramus Catholic 14: Josh McKenzie – 19 carries, 170 yards, 2 TD’s Piscataway 28 South Brunswick 14: Juwon Jackson 24 carries, 196 yards, 3 TD’s Phillipsburg 30 Bridgewater-Raritan 7: Joe Green 153 yards, 3 TD’s Lenape 47 Burlington Township 0: Joseph Kellum 4 TD’s Middletown South 10 Manasquan 7: Ben Kinsella 50 yard TD run Saint John Vianney 31 Red Bank Regional 7: Josiah Walker 57 yard TD catch Point Pleasant Boro 34 Donovan Catholic 20: James Fara 28 carries, 174 yards, TD Brandon Cipriano 10 carries, 105 yards, 3 TD’s Monmouth Regional 14 Matawan 13: Devon Johnson 93 yard TD catch Brick Township 20 Toms River North 0: Cole Groschel 2 TD catches Brick Memorial 35 Toms River South 0: Blaine Netterman/Tony Thorpe – 2 TD runs each Camden Catholic 38 Winslow 20: Marcus Hillman 3 TD runs Williamstown 35 Hammonton 14: Wade Inge 3 TD’s Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have more action from around the state including: Saint Peter’s Prep at Seton Hall Prep, Red Bank Catholic at Ocean Township, Old Bridge at Manalapan and Ewing at Nottingham Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
23. Sep 2017
Shore, SJV girls battle to 1-1 tie
Shore Regional 1 Saint John Vianney 1 Kendall Rich’s goal off a Julia Eichenbaum shot with 11:23 left gave Shore Regional a 1-1 tie at Saint John Vianney in a matchup of two Shore Conference championship contenders. Shore put on the majority of pressure in the first half with Frankie McDonough hitting the crossbar giving the Blue Devils its best scoring opportunity in the first 40 minutes. In the second half, Cameran Cox’s 7th goal of the season gave SJV a 1-0 lead, but Rich got the equalizer to force overtime. Both goalkeepers took control of the game from there with Julia Valinoti making a quality save on a Cox free-kick and SJV keeper Erica Blackburn making two critical stops in overtime. Watch the highlights of a well-played game on Wednesday night in Holmdel. Sponsor Shout Outs! Jersey Sports Zone chooses its games based on our great sponsors. We’re grateful to Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore for supporting Saint John Vianney. ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch is the reason we can bring you great moments from Shore Regional all year long.
21. Sep 2017
Watch Raritan 7 St. John Vianney 55
Raritan 7 St. John Vianney 55 Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
18. Sep 2017
Shore’s top performers up for Week 2 Monmouth Building Center Game Ball
Another great week of performances from the Shore Conference. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner will get a visit from JSZ and a Game Ball presentation during mid-week practice Take Our Poll Last Week’s Monmouth Building Center Game Ball Winner Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has helped us celebrate great athletic performances in the Shore Conference over the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
17. Sep 2017
Watch JSZ Friday Week 2 Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone’s team was around the state capturing great moments from Week 2 under the Friday Night Lights. Watch our JSZ Highlights Show featuring 10 different games including two shootouts in the Shore Conference, an overtime thriller at Paramus Catholic and the state’s longest winning streak extended to 27 games. Click above to watch highlights from the following games Red Bank Catholic 60 Middletown North 41: Steve Lubischer – 5 carries, 134 yards, 2 TD’s + 2 TD passes, Zack Bair – 15 rushes, 107 yards, 2 TD’s + 77 yd. punt return for TD Paramus Catholic 33 Seton Hall Prep 30 (OT): Shelton Applewhite – 182 yards passing, 3 TD’s, Henry Pearson – 111 receiving yards, 3 TD’s Bridgewater-Raritan 31 Hillsborough 30: David Usewick – 30 rushes, 124 yards, 3 TD’s Westfield 23 Ridge 7: Tim Alliegro – 195 rushing yards, TD Sayreville 28 Edison 0: Mark Whitford – 10-12, 136 pass yards, TD Howell 55 Freehold Boro 35: Nick Chambers – 17 carries, 173 yards, 2 TD’s, Ashante Worthy – 327 yards rushing, 4 TD’s + 268 yards passing and TD Saint John Vianney 55 Raritan 7: Haaziq Daniels – 8-10, 146 yards, 4 TD passes + 2 TD runs Matawan 20 Red Bank Regional 7: Devonte Spann – 21 carries, 185 yards, 3 TD’s St. Augustine Prep 45 Williamstown 7: Patrick Smith – 11 carries, 154 yards, 2 TD’s Delsea 28 Cedar Creek 20: Tymir Kizee – TD run + TD catch Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free from the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team.Our Saturday highlights show will have nine more games of action including: St. Joe’s-Montvale at Delbarton, Stellar Prep (CA) at Hun School, Pinelands at Marlboro, Hopewell Valley at Nottingham, Point Pleasant Boro at Lacey Coaches: Send your Game Ball nominees by Saturday night to be considered: firstname.lastname@example.org (Shore), email@example.com (WJFL), firstname.lastname@example.org (Mid State 38), email@example.com (GMC and Big North) Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
16. Sep 2017
Saint John Vianney 2017 Football Preview
Saint John Vianney proved to be the best in the always competitive Shore Conference after a 9-0 regular season that featured wins over traditional powers Rumson-Fair Haven, Middletown South and Red Bank Catholic. The Lancers made a statement in the opening round of the playoffs with a road win at previously unbeaten Camden Catholic before losing to St. Joe’s-Montvale in the state semifinals. 16 starters on both sides of the ball are back with the lofty goal of taking the next step and being on par with the best in the entire state. With Haaziq Daniels back at quarterback and dangerous playmakers Samuel East and Zyaire Sterling in the receiving corps, the offense also features a mammoth offensive line that stays strong despite losing Micah Clark and Jamaal Beaty to Rutgers. On defense, Nick Densieski is coming off a 15 sack season and Johnny Buchanan will be one of the best two-way players in the state as a ballhawk at middle linebacker and a power runner in the backfield. We visit Holmdel for a look at the 2017 Saint John Vianney Lancers: Saint John Vianney 2017 Football Schedule Friday, September 8 – at Matawan Friday, September 15 – RARITAN Friday, September 22 – at Red Bank Regional Friday, September 29 – BRICK TOWNSHIP Friday, October 6 – HOLMDEL Friday, October 13 – RUMSON-FAIR HAVEN Friday, October 20 – at Red Bank Catholic Friday, October 27 – MIDDLETOWN SOUTH Saturday, November 4 – at Monmouth Regional Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone brings your high definition highlights and features thanks to our sponsors. Paver Restoration and Bayshore Community Bank support JSZ’s coverage of the Saint John Vianney. It’s because of these two great businesses we will have great moments from all SJV sports this season Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
23. Aug 2017
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
16. Aug 2017
Griffins return to softball state finals
Karina Gaskins two run double in the fifth inning proved to be the game winning hit as Donovan Catholic returns to the state softball finals for a second straight year. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from a thrilling 6-5 Griffins win over previously unbeaten Saint John Vianney Donovan Catholic 6 Saint John Vianney 5 Trailing 5-4 in the fifth inning, Karina Gaskins knocked home two runs with a double to right giving Donovan Catholic a come from behind 6-5 win over the Lancers. SJV came into the game ranked #1 in the state and #19 in the latest MaxPreps national poll. Donovan Catholic spent most of the season ranked #1 in the state before being stunned by Matawan in the Shore Conference Tournament second round, but the 27-1 Griffins are back in the state finals at Kean University and a showdown with Immaculate Heart Academy this weekend. The Griffins scored four runs in the first thanks to a Gaskins sacrifice fly and a three run homer by Kayla Roncin. SJV scored four runs in the second to draw even and then took a 5-4 lead on an Ally Jones RBI single. Watch the highlights of Donovan Catholic’s win at Stockton University: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. We’ll have more SJV softball as the Lancers go for a Shore Conference championship
2. Jun 2017
SJV cruises into SCT softball quarterfinals
Saint John Vianney raced out to a 6-0 first inning lead and Demi Rivera pitched five shutout innings in a 10-0 win over Raritan in the second round of the Shore Conference Softball Tournament. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Softball Game of the Week Saint John Vianney 10 Raritan 0 – 5 innings The Lancers erupted for six runs in the first inning and Demi Rivera threw a five inning one-hitter as the Lancers improved to 24-0 on the season. Gianna Mavica had a two run double and Lindsay Baron blasted a two run homer to left field to close out the scoring. SJV advances to the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Softball Tournament and is also playing in the Non-Public South “A” state tournament. Watch highlights of SJV’s Saturday morning win in our US Army Softball Game of the Week: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in baseball, softball and lacrosse throughout the entire spring. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Shore Conference Softball Tournament Quarterfinals – Thursday (16) Matawan at (8) Lacey (12) Ocean Township vs. Brick Memorial/Marlboro (6) Brick Township at (3) Middletown North (7) Red Bank Catholic at (2) Saint John Vianney Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on Shore Sports Zone. Bayshore Community Bank sponsors both SJV and Raritan. Our sponsors are the reason we can bring you great coverage of Shore Conference high school sports
27. May 2017
SJV wins in extras for 8th straight MCT title
Saint John Vianney used great defense, outstanding pitching and smart base running to earn a 2-1 win in 9 innings over Middletown North in the Monmouth County Tournament championship game. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Softball Game of the Week Saint John Vianney 2 Middletown North 1 (9 innings) Pinch runner Charley Baker scored from second base on a ground ball to second in the top of the 9th inning to give the Lancers an eighth consecutive Monmouth County Tournament title. Middletown North was one out away from a 1-0 defeat before Adriana Cerbo delivered an RBI single to left that tied the game at one and forced extra innings. Lindsay Baron gave SJV a 1-0 lead in the third on an RBI double and threw out a runner at second base from centerfield. Lions starter Riley Kernan induced a ground ball to second base that could have been a 4-6-3 double play to get out of the 9th inning, but Megan Masi was able to slide to first beating the throw and Baker hustled in to score all the way from second. SJV is the #2 seed in the upcoming Shore Conference Tournament while Middletown North, the two-time defending SCT champs, are the 3rd seed which means we could see a rematch in the semifinals. Watch all the exciting highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Softball Game of the Week: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in baseball, softball and lacrosse throughout the entire spring. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Paver Restoration and Bayshore Community Bank for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on Shore Sports Zone. Beacon Awards is the reason we can bring you great Middletown North action all year long.
16. May 2017
RFH, Manasquan return to SCT Boys Lax Finals
Canyon Birch scored four goals in a third quarter flurry to break open a 4-3 game that sparked Manasquan to an 11-5 win over CBA in the Shore Conference semifinals. Rumson-Fair Haven dominated Saint John Vianney 16-3 in the other semifinal. SSZ has highlights of both games from Long Branch High School Manasquan 11 CBA 5 The Birch brothers combined for nine goals to leads Manasquan back into the SCT finals. Canyon Birch scored five goals, highlighted by a four goal outburst in the span of 1:55 in the third quarter and older brother Jarrett Birch added four goals. Tom Pollock had 15 saves for the Warriors. CBA scored two straight goals in the second quarter to trail 4-3 at the half. The Colts had a couple of high quality scoring opportunities early in the third quarter, but Pollock stepped up with big saves setting the stage for Canyon Birch’s dazzling display. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Lacrosse Game of the Week: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in baseball, softball and lacrosse throughout the entire spring. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 16 Saint John Vianney 3 Charlie Curran scored four goals and Alex Werner had an eight point game with three goals and five assists to put the defending champs back in the SCT Finals and a rematch with Manasquan on Monday night at Long Branch High School. RFH jumped out to a 13-1 halftime lead. SSZ has highlights of the Bulldogs semifinal win from Long Branch High School: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage on Shore Sports Zone and Paver Restoration and Bayshore Community Bank allow us to bring you great Saint John Vianney highlights and features all year long.
12. May 2017
Lancers hang on for first ever SCT lacrosse win
Ryan Gilfillan had three first half goals in an historic win for Saint John Vianney. The Lancers held on for an 8-7 win over Jackson Memorial in the opening round of the Shore Conference boys lacrosse tournament. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Lacrosse Game of the Week Saint John Vianney 8 Jackson Memorial 7 Ryan Gilfillan and Andrew Poretta each delivered a hat trick as Saint John Vianney scores its first ever win in Shore Conference Tournament play in boys lacrosse. The Lancers will face #14 seed Saint Rose, who upset 3rd seed Southern Regional, in the SCT quarterfinals on Tuesday. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Lacrosse Game of the Week: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in baseball, softball and lacrosse throughout the entire spring. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse Tournament First Round Scores (6) Saint John Vianney 8 (11) Jackson Memorial 7 (2) Rumson-Fair Haven 18 (15) Toms River East 1 (17) Holmdel 7 (16) Middletown South 6 – Hornets face #1 Manasquan on Monday (14) Saint Rose 8 (3) Southern Regional 7 (8) Howell 11 (9) Ocean 4 (5) Freehold Township 16 (12) Shore Regional 5 (7) Wall 18 (10) Brick Memorial 8 (13) Lacey at (4) CBA – Sunday 4pm SCT Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinals – Tuesday (8) Howell vs. (17) Howell/(1) Manasquan winner (5) Freehold Township vs. (13) Lacey/(4) CBA winner (14) Saint Rose at (6) Saint John Vianney (7) Wall at (2) Rumson-Fair Haven Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on Shore Sports Zone. Andy Weinstein and State Farm is the reason we can bring you great action from the Jackson Memorial Jaguars all year long
6. May 2017
Kohm’s RBI 2B gets Colts Neck through in MCT
Joe Kohm’s RBI double in the bottom of the 4th inning proved to be the game winning hit as 14th seed Colts Neck tops #19 Saint John Vianney 5-4 on Saturday morning in the first round of the Monmouth County Baseball Tournament. SSZ has highlights of the Cougars win Colts Neck 5 Saint John Vianney 4 The Cougars scored three runs in the fourth inning capped off by Joe Kohm’s RBI double which proved to be the game winner as Colts Neck advances in the Monmouth County Baseball Tournament. Saint John Vianney took a 3-2 lead after a three run top of the fourth highlighted by an Evan Perrette two run double, but Colts Neck was aided by a couple of errors setting the stage for Kohm’s blast which launched just short of home run distance. Colts Neck goes on to the second round of the MCT and will face #3 RBC next Saturday in Red Bank. Watch the highlights of Saturday tournament baseball action: Monmouth County Baseball Tournament Second Round Saturday, April 29 #16 Matawan at #1 CBA #15 Middletown North at #2 Monmouth Regional #14 Colts Neck at #3 Red Bank Catholic #20 Shore/#13 Marlboro winner at #4 Saint Rose #12 Manasquan at #5 Freehold Boro #22 Long Branch / #11 Manalapan winner at #6 Wall #10 Raritan at #7 Ocean #9 Howell at #8 Middletown South Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration teaming up to sponsor our Saint John Vianney coverage on Shore Sports Zone. Hit Training is the reason we can give Colts Neck Cougars supporters great higlhights and features all year long.
22. Apr 2017
SJV’s Rivard wins first SSZ Softball Game Ball
Saint John Vianney’s Shelli Rivard won the vote for our first Monmouth Building Center Softball Game Ball of 2017. We gave the Lancers 3rd baseman her Game Ball after a 26-0 win over Shore Regional. Watch the highlights from Thursday afternoon Shelli Rivard wins Monmouth Building Center Game Ball Congratulations to Saint John Vianney 3rd baseman Shelli Rivard for winning our first softball game ball vote of 2017. We presented the ball to Shelli after Saint John Vianney’s 26-0 win over Shore Regional (watch the higlhights above). We’ll have 10 more nominees of top softball performers this Sunday and we’ll stop by practice or a game to present another Monmouth Building Center Game Ball. Take Our Poll A special thank you to Monmouth Building Center for supporting high school athletes in our area. It’s because of Monmouth Building Center that we’re able to bring a new level of coverage to Jersey Shore sports. Shore Sports Zone can’t exist without our great sponsors. Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on SSZ
13. Apr 2017
Watch Strike Out Autism Highlights
SSZ brings you highlights of three games from the Shore Conference’s Strike Out Autism Saturday including Austin Nappi’s shutout for Red Bank Catholic against Manalapan. We’ve also got Middletown South winning a slugfest at Raritan and a big sixth inning for Rumson-Fair Haven at Saint John Vianney Strike Out Autism featured 21 high school baseball games at 10 different locations around Monmouth and Ocean County. Money was raised at every location to benefit the Central Regional Autism Club as well as the softball showcase at Middletown North featuring 15 teams and 16 games. SSZ has highlights of three games and all the scores. Red Bank Catholic 10 Manalapan 0 The Caseys bounced back from an upset loss to Monmouth Regional with a dominating effort less than 12 hours after the Friday defeat. Austin Nappi pitched a five ininng shutout and Steve Turk delivered a three run bases clearing double in the 4th inning. Watch highlights of the Caseys impressive Saturday morning win: Middletown South 12 Raritan 10 Ryan Ruziecki broke a 6-6 tie with an RBI single in the 6th inning and added three more with a bases clearing triple in the 7th inning to give the Eagles a slugfest win. Ben Porpora went 4-4 and had an RBI triple to cap off a four run 7th inning. Zack Johnston had 3 RBI’s for the Rockets who suffer their first loss of the year. Watch the Eagles win it in the late stages in Hazlet: Rumson-Fair Haven 8 Saint John Vianney 3 The Bulldogs used a six run 6th inning to pick up its first win of the year. RFH starting pitcher Gordon Forsyth tied the game at 3 with an RBI double to left and Connor Dupree and Matt Fahey delivered big hits in the rally. Watch the RFH comeback in Holmdel on Saturday: Strike Out Autism Scores Central Regional Central 4 Southern 2 Freehold Township 5 New Egypt 2 Howell Howell 14 Holmdel 13 Monmouth Regional 8 Neptune 6 Jackson Memorial Jackson Liberty 8 Jackson Memorial 6 Donovan Catholic 7 Brick Memorial 3 Red Bank Catholic RBC 10 Manalapan 0 (5 innings) Red Bank Regional 10 Manchester 4 Saint John Vianney Rumson-Fair Haven 8 Saint John Vianney 3 Colts Neck 7 Matawan 4 Raritan Middletown South 12 Raritan 10 Mater Dei Prep 15 Asbury Park 3 (5 innings) Ocean Freehold Boro 2 Shore Regional 1 Ocean 13 Long Branch 3 (6 innings) Point Pleasant Boro CBA 9 Point Pleasant Boro 2 Lacey 3 Point Pleasant Beach 2 Toms River South Williamstown 12 Toms River East 7 Toms River North 13 Middletown North 1 Toms River South 15 Barnegat 4 (5 innings) Wall Wall 12 Pinelands 1 (5 innings) Saint Rose 14 Manasquan 0 (5 innings) Sponsor Shout Outs We are able to cover great high school sports action with high definition video because of our sponsors. We’re excited to get to so many great games all year long! Thanks to Hit Training (Manalapan), Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank (RBC), Bayshore Commmunity Bank (SJV and Raritan), Angela Alessi/Weichert Realtors (Middletown South), Paver Restoration (SJV) and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch (RFH)
8. Apr 2017
Larkins three point display gets Caseys into section finals
Josie Larkins delivered a trio of three-point shots in the fourth quarter to give Red Bank Catholic 47-39 win over Saint John Vianney to reach the Non-Public South “A” finals. SSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction in our US Army Game of the Week along with all the Saturday scores Red Bank Catholic 47 Saint John Vianney 39 Josie Larkins had 10 points in the fourth quarter, highlighted by back to back three-pointers to give the Caseys a spot in the Non-Public South “A” finals. The game featured a lot of turnovers, particularly in the first half as the Caseys had a 17-15 lead at intermission. The Lancers jumped out to a 27-19 lead as Kimi Evans was able to get going on the inside. Evans finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds, but Larkins delivered back to back triples to put RBC in front. Larkins finished with 17 and Rose Caverly added nine including five of six free throws in the fourth quarter. Watch all the highlights from our US Army Girls Basketball Game of the Week: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in hockey, boys basketball and girls basketball all winter long. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Central Jersey Group 3 Girls (2) Neptune 69 (3) Allentown 61 Finals – Tuesday (2) Neptune at (1) Ewing Central Jersey Group 1 Girls (14) Shore Regional 50 (2) Metuchen 35 Finals -Tuesday (14) Shore Regional at (1) Bound Brook Non-Public South “A” (2) Red Bank Catholic 47 (3) Saint John Vianney 39 Finals – Tuesday, 5:00 pm at Jackson Liberty (5) Paul VI vs. (2) Red Bank Catholic Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our SJV coverage as well as Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank for sponsoring our RBC Caseys coverage on Shore Sports Zone
4. Mar 2017
Get ready for round three of RBC and SJV
Kimi Evans scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to get SJV a 58-43 win over Bishop Ahr and a third meeting with RBC, this time in the state playoffs. Watch highlights of the Lancers quarterfinal win in Non-Public “A” South and all the state playoff scores in the boys and girls brackets Saint John Vianney 58 Bishop Ahr 43 Kimi Evans overcame early foul trouble and scored 14 of her 16 points in the second half to get the Lancers into the Non-Public “A” South semifinals. SJV had a 26-17 halftime lead and a ten point advantage at the end of three. Bishop Ahr cut it as close as four, but Saint John Vianney pulled away thanks to Evans play in the paint. Sarah Karpell added 13 for the Lady Lancers who will face RBC this Saturday in round three of a great rivalry. The Caseys scored a regular season win over SJV, but the Lancers got revenge by knocking RBC out of the Shore Conference Tournament in the semifinals. Watch SJV’s win in round two: We’re so luck to have two great sponsors for our Saint John Vianney coverage. Thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for letting us capture so many great moments from the Lancers in all varsity sports. Central Jersey Group 3 Boys First Round Scores (1) Ewing 56 (9) Long Branch 40 (4) Westampton Tech 54 (12) Wall 51 (6) Lawrence 60 (3) Neptune 58 (OT) (2) Nottingham 54 (10) Matawan 46 Central Jersey Group 1 Boys (4) Burlington City 59 (5) Point Pleasant Beach 54 South Jersey Group 3 Boys (8) Winslow 54 (1) Central Regional 45 South Jersey Non-Public “A” (3) Bishop Eustace 52 (6) CBA 49 (1) Saint Augustine 78 (8) Red Bank Catholic 34 Central Jersey Group 3 Girls (5) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 41 (4) Red Bank Regional 26 (3) Allentown 54 (11) Wall 25 (2) Neptune 67 (7) Steinert 47 Semifinals – Saturday (3) Allentown at (2) Neptune Central Jersey Group 1 Girls (1) Bound Brook 72 (9) Point Pleasant Beach 19 (14) Shore Regional 49 (6) Dunellen 24 Semifinals – Saturday (14) Shore Regional at (2) Metuchen South Jersey Group 3 Girls (1) Ocean City 51 (8) Toms River East 25 (5) Woodrow Wilson 56 (4) Toms River South 41 Non-Public South “A” (1) Camden Catholic 60 (8) Donovan Catholic 44 (3) Saint John Vianney 58 (6) Bishop Ahr 43 (2) Red Bank Catholic 74 (10) Bishop Eustace 39 Semifinals – Saturday (3) Saint John Vianney at (2) Red Bank Catholic
2. Mar 2017
Purple Roses prove seedings wrong to win SCT girls title
Saint Rose was never your typical #5 seed. In the deep talent pool of Shore Conference girls basketball, the Purple Roses knocked off #4, #1 and #3 to win a Shore Conference girls championship. SSZ has extended highlights and post-game reaction of the Roses 56-31 win over Saint John Vianney at Monmouth University Saint Rose 56 Saint John Vianney 31 The Purple Roses used a 17-2 third quarter to dominate its way to a Shore Conference championship. Leading 22-19 at the half, the Roses limited SJV to one of ten shooting and Jen Louro closed out the third with a three pointer and an off balanced shot on an offensive rebound at the buzzer to take a 39-21 lead. Saint Rose stayed persistent in the fourth quarter. Lucy Thomas led the way with 15, Louro had 13 and earned MVP honors and Elizabeth Marsicano added 11 points. The #5 seed no doubt earned the 2017 SCT title with an overtime win against #1 seed Manasquan and knocking off the defending champs in the title game. Watch the highlights from Saturday night at Monmouth: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in hockey, boys basketball and girls basketball all winter long. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! We are grateful to have Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration sponsor our Saint John Vianney coverage on Shore Sports Zone. SJV’s season is far from over and we’ll be there to capture more great moments in girls basketball and other Lancers sports this spring
26. Feb 2017
Purple Roses and Lancers reach SCT girls finals
Four outstanding basketball teams battled at Pine Belt Arena in the Shore Conference Tournament girls semifinals. Watch Saint Rose’s overtime win over Manasquan and Saint John Vianney avenging a regular season loss to RBC Shore Conference Girls Semifinals Saint John Vianney 54 Red Bank Catholic 48 Madison Doring’s three-pointer with 1:32 left broke a 44-44 tie and gave the Lancers the lead for good as SJV avenged a 9 point loss to RBC from the regular season. SJV’s leading scorer Kimi Evans was held to no field goals, but the Lancers got production from other sources. Sajada Bonner led SJV with 16 points, Julia Ramos and Doring each scored 12. RBC was led by Josie Larkins, who scored 12 and Katie Rice had 11. Rice hit a long jumper from the right side to tie the game at 44, but Doring’s three would ultimately decide the game. Watch the highlights from the defending Shore Conference champs reaching the title game: Saint Rose 68 Manasquan 59 (OT) Mikayla Markham scored 20 points including six points in overtime to give the Purple Roses a spot in the Shore Conference championship game. Manasquan beat the Purple Roses in overtime in the regular season finale and was in a position to sweep Saint Rose. Lola Mullaney made a steal in the closing seconds giving the ball to Dara Mabrey who was ready to try and break a 53-53 tie, but a timeout was called with 4.9 seconds left. The Warriors missed a three-pointer and a put back at the end of regulation. In overtime, Lucy Thomas broke a 55-55 tie with a three ball and the Purple Roses pulled away from there. Thomas had 16 for Saint Rose. Manasquan was led by Mabrey who scored 23 points. Stella Clark had 13 and Faith Masonius added 12. Masonius fouled out in the final minute of regulation and Clark picked up her 5th foul in overtime. Saint Rose snaps a four game losing skid to its rival. Watch another exciting battle in a great rivalry: Shore Conference Girls Championship Game (5) Saint Rose vs. (3) Saint John Vianney, 5:30 pm at Monmouth University Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank for sponsoring our RBC coverage and Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration allow us to be at all the big moments for Saint John Vianney.
21. Feb 2017
Watch Jackson Memorial and Wall win 1st SCT Hockey crowns
SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the Handchen Cup and Dowd Cup finals. Trevor Cear and Jackson Memorial blanked Southern 2-0 followed by Wall’s 3-1 win over Saint John Vianney Jackson Memorial 2 Southern Regional 0 – Handchen Cup Finals Nick Swain’s third period goal was the difference in the Jaguars victory over the Rams in the Dowd Cup championship. Trevor Cear added an empty net goal to give Jackson Memorial its first Shore Conference hockey title. Matt Pousson had 24 saves in net for the Jags. Watch the highlights from the championship game: Wall 3 Saint Vianney 1 – Dowd Cup Finals Shane Haviland scored two goals to give the Crimson Knights their first Shore Conference hockey championship. Ryan Burns got Wall on the board in the first period with a great move to score on the glove side. In the second period, the Lancers drew even thanks to a blast from John Gutt, but Wall took the lead for good when Haviland attacked the net on the power play from the right corner near the goal line. In the third, Zach Tarantino and Larry Hooper made two great passes to set up Haviland for his 28th goal of the season. Watch all the highlights from the Crimson Knights victory: Thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to give you Shore Conference hockey finals highlights. State Farm and Andy Weinstein is the reason we were able to show the Jaguars winning the Handchen Cup. A special thanks to Bayshore Community Bank and Paver Restoration for giving us great Saint John Vianney coverage all year long.
17. Feb 2017
Watch wins for SJV and Point Boro in SCT Hockey
Saint John Vianney and Point Pleasant Boro scored wins in the opening round of the Dowd Cup in the Shore Conference Tournament. SSZ has highlights from Jersey Sports Arena and Ocean Ice Palace Point Pleasant Boro 4 Saint Rose 2 Matt Kimak’s wrist shot from the right circle with 4:27 to go in the third period proved to be the game winner as the Panthers held off a third period comeback attempt by the Frozen Roses. Eric Dahl scored a hat trick with goals in each period. Dahl’s wrist shot gave Point Boro a 1-0 lead after one and he followed that goal with a blast from the point in the second period. Saint Rose scored a pair of goals in the first five minutes of the third period as Alex Phipps tied the game at 2. Watch highlights of an exciting game from the Ocean Ice Palace: Saint John Vianney 8 Central Regional 2 Ty Buckley scored a pair of goals as seven different Lancers lit the lamp in a dominating effort in the first round of the Dowd Cup. SJV raced out to a 3-0 lead at the end of one period and added four goals in the third. Mike Mania scored his 49th goal of the season in a losing effort. Watch highlights of Saint John Vianney’s impressive effort from Jersey Shore Arena: HANDCHEN CUP BRACKET (1) Middletown South 6 (16) Brick Memorial 1 (8) Jackson Memorial 3 (9) Rumson-Fair Haven 2 (13) Howell 3 (4) Freehold Township 2 (5) Southern Regional 8 (12) Manalapan 1 DOWD CUP BRACKET (2) Saint John Vianney 8 (15) Central Regional 2 (7) Middletown North 4 (10) Jackson Liberty 3 (OT) (3) Wall Township 8 (14) Red Bank Catholic 2 (6) Point Pleasant Boro 4 (11) Saint Rose 2 Semifinals – Tuesday at Jersey Shore Arena Handchen Cup (8) Jackson Memorial vs. (1) Middletown South (13) Howell vs. (5) Southern Regional Dowd Cup (7) Middletown North vs. (2) Saint John Vianney (6) Point Pleasant Boro vs. (3) Wall
10. Feb 2017
Shore teams go 2-3 in Coach’s Choice Classic
Long Island Lutheran was tested by Rumson-Fair Haven, but one of New York’s top teams prevailed at Holmdel High School. We’ve got highlights of that game along with Saint John Vianney’s win in the ten team showcase The Coach’s Choice Classic featured ten teams for Sunday basketball at Holmdel High School. Five Shore teams pitted against teams from New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Coach’s Choice says that 54 college coaches attended the showcase highlighted by UConn top women’s assistant Chris Dailey. SSZ has highlights of Long Island Lutheran’s win over RFH and Saint John Vianney topping Archbishop Wood: Coach’s Choice Classic Holmdel High School Notre Dame 51 Holmdel 41 Long Island Lutheran 62 Rumson-Fair Haven 53 Saint John Vianney 46 Archbishop Wood 34 Red Bank Catholic 49 Gill St. Bernard’s 31 Rutgers Prep 62 Manasquan 54
29. Jan 2017
Lancers blank Caseys for season sweep
Saint John Vianney scores a 4-0 win at Red Bank Catholic with Jeremy Connor getting the shutout with 16 saves. SSZ has highlights from Wednesday night hockey at the Red Bank Armory Saint John Vianney 4 Red Bank Catholic 0 Jeremy Connor made 16 saves for his second shutout of the season as the Lancers score two goals in the first period to score a season sweep of the Caseys. David Parker and John Gelatt had a goal and an assist for SJV who are now 7-5-3 on the season. Watch highlights from Wednesday night hockey in Red Bank: Thanks to our great sponsors for allowing us to capture great moments from high school sports. Immediate Care Medical Walk-in of Red Bank supports our RBC coverage. A special thanks to Paver Restoration and Bayshore Community Bank for giving us a chance to showcase Saint John Vianney athletics.
26. Jan 2017
RBC’s Moore sparks 4th quarter comeback to beat SJV
Hayley Moore had 23 points including five three-pointers as RBC came back from an eight point 4th quarter deficit to beat Saint John Vianney 54-45 on Saturday in Red Bank. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from another great Shore Conference girls battle Red Bank Catholic 54 Saint John Vianney 45 Hayley Moore delivered a season high 23 points as the Caseys had a sensational 4th quarter to beat Saint John Vianney 54-45 on Saturday afternoon in Red Bank. The Caseys trailed 43-35 in the 4th before putting together a 10-0 run. Moore drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 43 and Katie Rice delivered a perfect pass to a cutting Moore to give the Caseys a 45-43 lead. After Julia Ramos tied the game with a pair of free throws, Josie Larkins nailed a three for her first basket of the game to put RBC in front 48-45. The Caseys never gave up the lead from there. RBC did a stellar job of containing Kimi Evans, who was held to five points. Sarah Karpell led SJV with 12 points and Julia Ramos added 10. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding Shore Conference girls game: Sponsor Shout Outs! We’re able to bring you great highlights from games thanks to our sponsors. A special thanks to Immediate Care Medical Walk-In of Red Bank for sponsoring our RBC Caseys coverage as well as Paver Restoration and Bayshore Community Bank for allowing us to get to so many great Saint John Vianney varsity sports.
21. Jan 2017
Watch Tuesday 1/17 Hoops Highlights
SSZ has three great games of action including a US Army Game of the Week doubleheader. We’ve got Marlboro’s historic win over CBA on the boys side while the SJV girls made a statement in their victory at home over RFH. We also have the Keyport Red Raiders and Henry Hudson Admirals boys go down to the wire! Marlboro 48 CBA 33 The trio of Daniel Weiss, PJ Ringel and Dylan Kaufman led a balanced scoring attack for the Mustangs. Weiss had 13 and Ringel and Kaufman each chipped in with a dozen points. Ringel had six assists and six steals in his third game back from injury. CBA trailed 24-13 at the half, but put together a 6-0 run to start the third quarter to get within five points. Liam Kennedy led the Colts with 8 points. It’s believed to be the Mustangs first ever win in boys basketball over the Colts. Watch the highlights of our US Army Boys Basketball Game of the Week: Saint John Vianney 70 Rumson-Fair Haven 43 Kimi Evans had 25 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Lady Lancers to hand Rumson-Fair Haven its first loss of the season. Evans was 12 of 16 from the floor and the future Seton Hall Pirate was able to establish her presence in the paint. SaJada Bonner had 12 and Sarah Karpell added 9 for the 9-2 Lady Lancers. SJV has a big showdown this Saturday in Red Bank against RBC. Watch the highlights of our US Army Girls Basketball Game of the Week: Keyport 54 Henry Hudson 52 The Admirals 11-0 run gave them a 50-49 lead with 1:12 to go, but Brenden O’Brien sank three free throws in crunch time to give the Red Raiders a hard fought win. Chris Hogrefe had 17 and O’Brien had 16 for the 3-7 Red Raiders. Matt Going had 20 points for Henry Hudson and did almost all of the damage in the great comeback. Colin Fernandez hauled down a key rebound off a miss and made two more free throws to seal the victory. Watch the highlights of a game that went right down to the wire: US Army Game of the Week Thanks to the US Army, Shore Sports Zone will bring you a Game of the Week in hockey, boys basketball and girls basketball all winter long. We’ll pick the big games on the schedule and bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction. Thanks to the US Army for supporting our coverage of great Shore Conference sports here on SSZ! Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to all of our sponsors who allow us to bring you this great coverage. Bayshore Community Bank (St. John Vianney and Keyport), ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch (RFH) and Hit Training (Marlboro) are why we get to so many great games in all sports.
18. Jan 2017
SJV hockey unbeaten streak reaches five
The Saint John Vianney Lancers scored three goals in the first two periods and hung on for a 3-2 win over Middletown North on Friday night. Watch the highlights from Middletown Ice World Saint John Vianney 3 Middletown North 2 The Lancers raced out to a 3-0 lead in the second period and hung on to improve to 4-0-1 in its last five games. Mike Franzoni scored on a wraparound and Kevyn Rigatti added a deflection to give SJV a 2-0 lead at the end of one period. John Gelatt’s goal in the second period proved to be the game winner. John Hallard had a pair of third period goals for the Lions. Watch the highlights from Friday at Middletown Ice World: Thanks to Beacon Awards (Middletown North) and Paver Restoration (SJV) for sponsoring our coverage on Shore Sports Zone. We’ll have many more great moments from the Lions and Lancers thanks to these great sponsors!
6. Jan 2017
SSZ’s Top 10 Videos of 2016
An incredible year of high school sports in the Shore Conference is capped off with a look back at the best moments captured by Shore Sports Zone cameras Looking Back on 2016 by Shore Sports Zone owner and managing editor Rich Chrampanis 453 Four hundred and fifty three is the number of games and events that Shore Sports Zone cameras were able to capture in 2016. We are grateful for the generous support of each and every one of you who fuel us with kind words and compliments and support us by watching the great moments we capture on a daily basis. Coming up with Top 10 lists are always subjective and it’s just one man’s opinion, but the process is fun. The fact that dramatic overtime wins, walk-off moments and historic victories did not crack this list is a testament to how many great moments the athletes in the Shore Conference produces. #10: Frankie Tagliaferri’s Mastery in the SCT Finals It would have been so easy for the Colts Neck soccer star to “big time” high school soccer after playing for the US Under 17 National Team in the World Cup and scoring two goals in international competition. Yet, she returned to the Cougars and scored a season’s worth of goals in about a dozen games. This story is just beginning and soccer fans across the world will watch these videos years from now. #9: Scottie Lewis/Bryan Antoine Top 10 Dunks It’s almost unfair to hype a 9th grader, but that was the case for the Ranney duo of Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine, yet these two young men met the hype and then some. If you really love the game of basketball, make it a point to watch these two players showcase their wares in our backyard, because before you know it, they’ll be in the big time. #8: The end of the Dalatri/Martorano era CBA’s dominance on the diamond was a team effort, but the battery of Luca Dalatri and Brandon Martorano were the catalysts. Watching the numbers for Dalatri’s senior season were a benchmark that will be hard to replicate and Martorano has the tools on and off the field to not only be a big leaguer, but to be a true star in MLB. Watching them on the diamond for the last time as high schoolers in Lakewood was the perfect ending to their careers. #7: Saint John Vianney wins the T of C You can go all around the country scouring gyms looking for the best high school girls basketball and when it’s all said and done, it will be very hard pressed to find a better league than the Shore Conference. The Tournament of Champions is the ultimate barometer as state champions go head to head to claim the true best team in New Jersey. It was only fitting that the T of C finals was a Shore Conference affair and Saint John Vianney and Manasquan put on a spectacular show. #6: Sebastian Rivera wins state wrestling title The atmosphere of Atlantic City is tops when it comes to high school sports. Thousands of people watching one mat in the center of the arena. CBA’s Sebastian Rivera was down big in his finals match and it would have been easy to give up. But his last second pin (literally it came with one second!) was a sight to see. It’s why sports is always better than any reality TV – you can’t write a better script than this. #5: Colts Neck wins at the buzzer for sectional title Two locals battling so late in the season is always a treat. Someone is going to be happy and the atmosphere in Colts Neck’s gym was electric. Brendan Clarke will no doubt be sharing this video with his kids and grandkids many years from now. #4: PJ Ringel’s emotional tribute to Dad When PJ Ringel scored his first goal in the state soccer playoffs, I didn’t know what was going on. Sure, goals bring great emotion from the entire team, but this was different. At the half, I found out that PJ’s Dad passed away the day before in a car accident. His golden goal was something that truly transcends sports and it reminded me that there’s a lot of great kids that we cover each and every day who are on the path to great things on and off the field. #3: The Mater Dei Miracle Shore Sports Zone is all about video. We put almost all of our energy and effort into it. We don’t just want to get the highlight, we want to get it better than anyone else. Sometimes it takes a little good fortune and people staying out of the way of our lens and every once in a while it’s perfect. Alex Lorenzo got the biggest football play of the season, the Eddie Lewis hook and ladder to win the state title. He didn’t just get it, he shot it perfectly, so good that I’m worried that NFL Films is going to be calling and taking him away from SSZ. We love shooting all sports all year long, but high school football is our calling card. We love breaking down big games like ESPN breaks down the NFL and major college football. We could do a Top 10 Football list alone, but instead we give you the best of our best: #2: Jason Groome’s 19 strikeout no-hitter It’s funny, the record books will never have Barnegat’s win over Central Regional because of a forfeit due to NJSIAA transfer rules, but this video will cement forever that it actually happened. Jason Groome, in front of a sea of MLB scouts, showed why we was the first round draft pick of the Boston Red Sox. As I said in the highlights, Barnegat didn’t need to take their mitts out of the dugout for the final half of the game, because it was nothing but K’s. #1: Mater Dei’s improbable comeback in the SCT Before the Mater Dei football miracle, there was the basketball miracle. I still can’t believe it happened. In front of thousands at Monmouth University, this video will be a part of Seraphs history forever. Our New Year’s Resolution for 2017? To be back here this time next year with another Top 10 list. We talk about sponsors all the time, because it’s important to educate our audience that we can not exist without them. Every time a new business joins our team, we get to more games. We need one sponsor for every school and to continue to add sponsors like the US Army and Monmouth Building Center to allow us to showcase athletes year round. A special thanks to every one of our sponsors who have given us the chance to capture so many great moments. On behalf of every member of the Shore Sports Zone team, have a safe and Happy New Year. We won’t waste any time in 2017 – our first Monmouth Building Center Game Balls and Avon Game Puck nominees will be posted on Sunday morning!
31. Dec 2016
Evans reaches 1000 on a night of celebration for SJV
On a night when the 2016 Tournament of Champions winners reunited to see their banner raised to the rafters and get presented with rings, Saint John Vianney senior Kimi Evans added to the celebration with her 1000th career point. See SSZ’s highlights of the Lancers 78-30 win over Holmdel Saint John Vianney 78 Holmdel 30 Kimi Evans needed three points to reach 1000 for her career and the moment happened late in the first quarter of SJV’s convincing win over the Hornets. Prior to the game, the 2016 Tournament of Champions banner was revealed. Many of the seniors from last year’s team were home on college break and were in attendance including Kelly Campbell (DePaul), Gigi Caponegro (LIU-Brooklyn) and Tina Lebron (Caldwell). Evans finished the game with 16 points as SJV is off to a 3-1 start to the season Evans is a two time SSZ All-Hoop Zone selection and has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I basketball at Seton Hall University Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage on SSZ. It’s because of Paver Restoration that we are able to capture great moments like Kimi Evans 1000th career point and we’ll be at many more SJV games in all sports all year long.
24. Dec 2016
SJV falls short against national power
University of Miami signee Mykea Gray made a 4-point play with 22 seconds left to give National Christian Academy a 59-55 win over Saint John Vianney in the Battle of the Phoenix at Matawan High School. A great game played at a high level tips off our US Army Girls Basketball Game of the Week Series NCA-Maryland 59 Saint John Vianney 55 Mykea Gray’s four-point play with 22 seconds left proved to be the difference as National Christian Academy out of Maryland scored a 59-55 win over Saint John Vianney at the Battle of the Phoenix at Matawan High School. The showcase brought a lot of college coaches to watch some elite competition. Wisconsin, George Washington and Ivy League schools Penn and Brown were just a small sampling of college programs monitoring the top talent. The Lancers trailed 31-25 at the half and were down by seven with four minutes to go in the fourth quarter, but stormed back thanks to great outside shooting from Maddie Doring. She had 10 points in the fourth. Kimi Evans, signed with Seton Hall, made six free throws in the final quarter and put SJV ahead 55-54 at the 1:17 mark. With under 30 seconds to go, Gray pulled up and drained a three pointer while fouled. Doring had a chance to force overtime, but her shot was just off the mark. NCA added one more free throw in the final second. Gray is the reigning Gatorade Player of the Year and signed to play Division I basketball for the Miami Hurricanes. Watch highlights from two fantastic teams in our US Army Game of the Week: The US Army has teamed with Shore Sports Zone to give us the chance to showcase some great girls basketball games each and every week. Our US Army Game of the Week will feature extended highlights and post-game reaction from all around the Shore Conference. Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. Without sponsors, Shore Sports Zone does not exist! Our friends at Paver Restoration allow us to capture great SJV Lancer moments in all sports all year long.
17. Dec 2016
Seraphs blank 7-time champ to reach finals
Eddie Lewis embraces his family as Mater Dei Prep delivers a dominating 26-0 win at home over St. Joseph-Hammonton to reach the Non Public Group 2 state finals. We’ve got highlights from Middletown as well as the impressive display from #1 ranked St. Joe’s-Montvale ending Saint John Vianney Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring our Mater Dei Prep coverage on Shore Sports Zone. Thanks to Gold Coast, we’ll be at the Seraphs state championship game on December 3rd at Kean University! Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. Thanks to Paver Restoration, our Lancers highlights will continue this winter in basketball and hockey! 2016 Week 11 Scoreboard North 2 Group 4 (5) Sayreville42 (1) Middletown South28FINAL (3) Summit0 (2) Middletown North20FINAL South Jersey Group 5 (5) Howell34 (1) Toms River North62FINAL South Jersey Group 3 (5) Hamilton West21 (1) Wall49FINAL Central Jersey Group 5 (5) South Brunswick20 (1) Manalapan34FINAL Central Jersey Group 4 (5) Freehold Boro23 (1) Brick Township24FINAL (6) Jackson Memorial15 (2) Allentown41FINAL Central Jersey Group 3 (4) Rumson-Fair Haven21 (1) Somerville13FINAL Central Jersey Group 2 (3) Manasquan31 (2) Roselle27FINAL Central Jersey Group 1 (5) Asbury Park39 (1) Shore Regional19FINAL (3) Keyport27 (2) Point Pleasant Beach14FINAL Non-Public Group 3 (5) Saint John Vianney20 (1) Saint Joe's-Montvale45FINAL Non-Public Group 2 (3) St. Joe's-Hammonton0 (2) Mater Dei Prep 26FINAL Regular Season Donovan Catholic14 Manchester20FINAL Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch six games of action from the state semifinals including huge wins for Toms River North, Middletown North and Asbury Park: State Championship Matchups Rutgers University Saturday, December 3rd Central Jersey Group 5 (2) Piscataway vs. (1) Manalapan, 10 a.m. North 2 Group 4 (5) Sayreville vs. (2) Middletown North, 1 p.m. Central Jersey Group 4 (2) Allentown vs. (1) Brick, 4 p.m. Central Jersey Group 3 (4) Rumson-Fair Haven vs. (3) South Plainfield, 7 p.m. Rowan University Saturday, Dec. 3 South Jersey Group 3 (3) Delsea vs. (1) Wall, 11 a.m. South Jersey Group 5 (3) Millville vs. (1) TR North, 6 p.m. Kean University Saturday, Dec. 3 Non-Public Group 2 (4) Holy Spirit vs. (2) Mater Dei Prep, 1 p.m. Central Jersey Group 1 (5) Asbury Park vs. (3) Keyport, 4 p.m. Central Jersey Group 2 (3) Manasquan vs. (5)Bernards, 7 p.m. State Playoff Game Ball We will compile the best performances from the state semifinals and post the nominees for Top Performer from Week 11. The winner will receive a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball. The polls will open on Sunday at 9:00 am and close on Tuesday at 3:00 pm Why Weren’t We at Your Game? Shore Sports Zone is entirely supported by local sponsorships. Our first priority is shooting games that our sponsors support. If every school had one sponsor, we can buy more cameras, hire more shooters and bring you more highlights and features in ALL sports all year long! Contact email@example.com if you know of a local business that might be interested in sponsoring your hometown team.
19. Nov 2016
RFH blanks Saint John Vianney in “A” Central opener
SSZ has highlights of Rumson-Fair Haven’s 1-0 win over Saint John Vianney in high school boys soccer Rumson-Fair Haven 1 Saint John Vianney 0 Carson Greengrove’s goal in the first half was the only score of the contest as RFH opened the season with an “A” Central win. Rumson played Don Bosco Prep at home on September 7th in a 3-2 overtime victory, but the NJSIAA ruled that the game will not count in the standings due to the game being played prior to the official start of the season on September 8th. Click below to watch the highlights from Rumson on Tuesday afternoon: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven and Saint John Vianney. Without sponsors, Shore Sports Zone would not exist. Every day, our top priority is to cover games that involve our sponsors. We are still seeking sponsors for Brick, Toms River, Wall, Point Pleasant and others. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you know a local business that wants to help us show more highlights and more features this school year!
13. Sep 2016
SJV rallies from 5-0 down to avoid upset in SCT Softball
Helena Coppola’s grand slam breaks a 5-5 tie and caps off a 9 run outburst from 2nd seeded Saint John Vianney in a 9-5 win over Wall in the second round of the Shore Conference Softball Tournament. SSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction Saint John Vianney 9 Wall Township 5 15th seeded Wall built a 5-0 lead through five innings on the #2 seed, but the Lancers erupted for 9 runs in the 6th inning capped off by a grand slam from senior Helena Coppola to break a 5-5 tie. We’ve got great highlights from both teams along with post-game reaction: Wall’s DeSarno wins Monmouth Building Center Game Ball Congratulations to Wall’s Casey DeSarno for winning this week’s Monmouth Building Center Softball Game Ball and thanks to all the Crimson Knights fans for voting! Take Our Poll Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage and for Manasquan Bank supporting our efforts in covering the Wall Crimson Knights
24. May 2016
Lancers lean on defense to win MCT softball crown
Saint John Vianney scored 4 runs in the 4th inning and Demi Rivera threw a complete game giving up just one run in a 4-1 win over Middletown North in the Monmouth County Tournament Red Division final at Wall Township High School. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction Saint John Vianney 4 Middletown North 1 The Lancers put together 4 runs in the 4th inning and Demi Rivera scattered 10 hits over 7 innings giving up just one run to give the Lancers a MCT title in the Red Division. Lindsey Baron threw out a runner from centerfield in the 2nd inning. SJV was outhit 10-3, but got the win to improve to 16-1 on the season. Watch the highlights of an exciting game: Freehold Township 10 Monmouth Regional 0 The Patriots won the White Division portion of the Monmouth County Tournament by blanking the Falcons. Freehold Township beat Saint Rose 9-0 earlier in the day to reach the finals. Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage all season long and Tom’s Ford for supporting SSZ’s coverage of Middletown North. Two great sponsors allowed us to give some great female athletes the much deserved spotlight!
14. May 2016
SJV’s Micah Clark commits to Rutgers
One of the most high profile recruits in New Jersey is staying home to play for first year Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash. Saint John Vianney offensive lineman Micah Clark along with his teammate Jamaal Beaty have given a verbal commitment to play for Rutgers Saint John Vianney offensive lineman and two time SSZ All-Zone selection Micah Clark has given a verbal commitment to play Division I football at Rutgers and first year head coach Chris Ash. Clark was not only regarded as one of the top recruits in New Jersey, but one of the top offensive line prospects in America. The 6-foot-4, 275 pound athletic lineman chose Rutgers over dozens of other offers including top ranked programs ranging from Clemson to Ohio State and Alabama among many others. Joining Clark at Rutgers is fellow offensive lineman and his stepbrother, Jamaal Beaty. The 6-foot-3, 270 pounder received an offer from the Scarlet Knights in February. We going to Rutgers 🔴⚫️🔴⚫️ #AshEra @CoachBlaz pic.twitter.com/xSr8hDJRWr — jamaal beaty (@jamaal_beaty) April 19, 2016 Clark and Beaty are the 3rd and 4th local players to commit to a Division I program. Toms River North’s Bryce Watts has also committed to Rutgers. The trio joins Ocean Township’s Kenny Pickett (Temple) as Division I recruits from the Shore Conference who have committed prior to their senior season of high school football.
19. Apr 2016
Strike Out Autism Highlights and Scores
21 games in 10 locations to help raise money for autism. SSZ has highlights from five games in three different locations including a big Saturday night win for Barnegat at RBC Strike Out Autism Scoreboard Red Bank Catholic Barnegat 4 Red Bank Catholic 3 Brick Memorial 1 Red Bank Regional 0 (8 innings) Saint John Vianney Saint John Vianney 8 Monmouth Regional 4 Middletown North 2 Colts Neck 0 Raritan Holmdel 4 Raritan 0 Long Branch 10 Asbury Park 0 (5 innings) Central Regional Central Regional 11 Mater Dei Prep 1 (6 innings) Lacey 12 Freehold Township 4 Howell Howell 5 Manchester 3 Middletown South 9 Southern Regional 2 Jackson Liberty Jackson Liberty 6 Jackson Memorial 3 Brick Township 4 Saint Rose 2 Ocean Matawan 5 Shore Regional 3 (9 innings) Ocean Township 3 Freehold Boro 2 Point Pleasant Boro Point Pleasant Boro 5 Manalapan 4 Point Pleasant Beach 6 Lakewood 5 Toms River South Toms River East 5 Williamstown 0 CBA 7 Toms River North 6 Toms River South 5 Donovan Catholic 4 Wall Pinelands 11 Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Wall 2 Manasquan 1
16. Apr 2016
Lancers score home division win against RFH
SSZ has highlights from the only varsity baseball game played on Tuesday as Saint John Vianney topped Rumson-Fair Haven 6-3 in Holmdel Saint John Vianney 6 Rumson-Fair Haven 3 Ryan DeMille pitched five shutout innings and the Lancers held off a late rally by RFH to score its first win in “A” Central play. Zack Richards was 2-4 with 3 RBI’s for the Lancers. Rumson scored all three of its runs in the 6th inning to get within 4-3, but had the tying run tagged out at the plate and SJV answered with two insurance runs in the bottom of the 6th. Watch the highlights from Holmdel: A special thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage all year long. Our sponsors tell us where to shoot highlights and features each and every day. If you haven’t seen your team’s highlights lately, we need a sponsor! Contact email@example.com
13. Apr 2016
2016 HS Baseball Opening Day
Lancers catcher Ciaran Devenney goes deep to start the 2016 season. SSZ has highlights of opening day wins for Saint John Vianney and Middletown South on the diamond. Saint John Vianney 6 Red Bank Regional 1 Ciaran Devenney hit a 2 run homer in the 3rd and added a sacrifice for a 3 RBI day and Lancers pitcher Brandon DeKovics pitched six strong innings giving up just one run. Watch the highlights from Holmdel: Middletown South 12 Freehold Township 3 Lefty Ian Scheuer pitched six solid innings striking out seven and the Eagles had a 7 run outburst in the 3rd inning to cruise to an Opening Day win. Watch the big inning from Middletown: Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our SJV coverage this spring and to Tom’s Ford for giving us the chance to spotlight the Middletown South Eagles. Coming up this Sunday, we’ll have our first Monmouth Building Center Game Balls for baseball and softball!
1. Apr 2016
Meet the 2016 SSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team
Great talent from Monmouth and Ocean County was honored at the Sheraton in Eatontown. See all the highlights including Pat Andree’s presentation as winner of SSZ Mr. Hoop Zone 2016 Pat Andree wins SSZ Mister Hoop Zone The CBA forward scored a narrow win over 2015 Mr. Hoop Zone winner Brendan Barry of Rumson-Fair Haven to take top honors at the SSZ banquet. Watch the story of Pat’s senior year and his international acceptance speech: 2016 SSZ Mister Hoop Zone Balloting 3 points for 1st place, 2 points for 2 place, 1 point for 3rd Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Pat Andree CBA228587 Brendan BarryRumson-Fair Haven1320382 Ryan JensenManasquan34522 NyQuan McCombsMater Dei Prep22414 Jack SheehanManasquan21513 Peyton WejnertSouthern Regional04412 Lloyd DanielsColts Neck10710 Brendan Barry of RFH closed out a tremendous career as the Bulldogs all-time leading scorer and Manasquan’s Ryan Jensen delivered one of the highlights of the year along with 1000 points and 1000 rebounds in his career. Watch the profiles of two outstanding student-athletes: 2016 SSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Bryan AntoineRanneyJack MaguireCBAKenny BuellBrick Township - Scholar Athlete Sean BarksdaleLakewoodNyquan McCombsMater Dei Prep Elijah BarnesMater Dei PrepMike NyisztorToms River NorthPat AndreeCBA - 2016 Mr. HZ Riley CollinsDonovan CatholicJimmy PanziniPoint Pleasant BeachBrendan BarryRFH - 2016 Mr. HZ Finalist Lloyd DanielsColts NeckShavar ReynoldsManchester TownshipRyan JensenManasquan - 2016 Mr. HZ Finalist Kyle ElliotMater Dei PrepJack SheehanManasquan Nick FacendoFreehold TownshipAmir TylerLakewood Grant GoodeSaint John VianneyPeyton WejnertSouthern Regional Zach HowarthSaint John Vianney Phil LingatToms River East Scottie LewisBrick Township
26. Mar 2016
Meet the 2016 SSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team
An amazing year for Shore Conference girls hoops. Watch highlight videos of all the honorees Stephanie Karcz wins SSZ Miss Hoop Zone In an extremely close ballot, Middletown South guard Stephanie Karcz edged Saint John Vianney’s Kelly Campbell to win the 2016 SSZ Miss Hoop Zone. Karcz is set to play college basketball at Loyola in Maryland. Watch our story on this great athlete who was not only a big contributor on the court, but a leader in Middletown South Nation: 2016 SSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting 3 points for 1st place vote, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Stephanie KarczMiddletown South1810478 Kelly CampbellSt. John Vianney1315170 Stella ClarkManasquan52726 Kimi EvansSt. John Vianney23517 Desiree AllenNeptune0`3612 Kelly Campbell closed out her career leading the Saint John Vianney Lady Lancers with a Tournament of Champions title. Manasquan’s Stella Clark has three state titles in three years and is back in 2017. Watch profiles on these two outstanding players: 2016 SSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Che'Kasha AndrewsLong BranchKaitlin ListerToms River EastKatie HydeWall - Scholar Athlete Desiree AllenNeptuneJennifer LouroSaint RoseAddie MasoniusManasquan - State champ game ball Alexandra BalsamoMiddletown SouthDara MabreyManasquanZoe PeroSaint John Vianney - State final game ball Gigi CaponegroSaint John VianneyMikayla MarkhamSaint RoseVanessa PinhoSaint John Vianney - T of C game ball Maureen CoakleyRed Bank CatholicLovin MarsicanoSaint Rose Kimi EvansSaint John VianneyFaith MasoniusManasquanStephanie KarczMiddletown South - 2016 Miss HZ Megan HughesPoint Pleasant BoroNicole MorrisRumson-Fair HavenKelly CampbellSaint John Vianney - Miss HZ Finalist Josie LarkinsRed Bank CatholicHannah ScanlanRumson-Fair HavenStella ClarkManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Tina LebronSaint John VianneyLucy ThomasSaint Rose
26. Mar 2016
2016 SSZ Winter Sports Banquet
We honor the top athletes from the Jersey Shore in boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey. Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton wins our player of the year award on the ice, Middletown South’s Stephanie Karcz is Miss Hoop Zone 2016 and CBA’s Pat Andree captured Mr. Hoop Zone 2016. SSZ will be posting videos from our banquet throughout the weekend! The energy in the room was electric as the top athletes from boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey from the Jersey Shore gathered at the Sheraton in Eatontown for the second annual Shore Sports Zone Winter Sports Banquet. See all of our All-Zone Banquet Videos! We’ve got video of every single person honored at the SSZ Winter Sports Banquet: Click HERE to see the All-Zone Girls Basketball Team Click HERE to see the All-Zone Boys Basketball Team Click HERE to see the All-Zone Hockey Team CBA’s Pat Andree wins 2016 SSZ Mister Hoop Zone The Colts forward ended his career as CBA’s all-time leading scorer and edged last years SSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Brendan Barry of RFH to win the top honor. Andree was in Spain for a CBA class trip and accepted the award from Europe and his younger brother Conor came to accept the award at the Sheraton: Middletown South’s Stephanie Karcz wins SSZ Miss Hoop Zone The Eagles guard won a close voting battle over Saint John Vianney’s Kelly Campbell and Manasquan’s Stella Clark. Stephanie Karcz (right) poses with Middletown South teammate Alexandra Balsamo after winning SSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton captures SSZ Hockey Player of the Year Committed to Northeastern and an NHL Draft prospect this summer, Bobby Hampton has a bright future on the ice. Hampton won the voting over teammate Khristian Acosta and CBA defenseman Ryan Bogan, Jr. Middletown North’s Bobby Hampton accepting his SSZ hockey player of the year award State Championship Game Balls The Manasquan and Saint John Vianney girls captured state championships. SJV won the Tournament of Champions as well and thanks to Monmouth Building Center, we were able to honor three great players who played a big role in championship games. Addie Masonius, Manasquan Zoe Pero, Saint John Vianney Vanessa Pinho, Saint John Vianney Manasquan Bank Scholar Athletes of the Year Kenny Buell, Brick Township Katie Hyde, Wall Michael Vendittoli, Saint Rose Manasquan Bank gives us a chance to spotlight nine Shore Conference schools located near their branches all year long. We saluted three scholar athletes who excelled athletically and academically. SSZ Winter Plays of the Year A special thanks to everyone who came out and voted for our plays of the year: Hockey goal of the year: Ryan Bogan, CBA Hockey save of the year: Will Lemonie, Saint Rose Hoops clutch play of the year: Brendan Clarke, Colts Neck NJ dunk of the year: Justyn Mutts, Saint Augustine Shore dunk of the year: Elijah Barnes, Mater Dei Prep
25. Mar 2016
Lancers are best in NJ after double OT win in T of C
An epic battle in Trenton as Saint John Vianney outlasts Manasquan 65-58 in double overtime in the Tournament of Champions girls finals. SSZ has extended highlights and post-game reaction from a tremendous game Saint John Vianney 65 Manasquan 58 (2OT) Kelly Campbell had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists including a perfect 9 for 9 from the free throw line in the second overtime session to give the Lady Lancers its 7th Tournament of Champions crown. Manasquan freshman Faith Masonius was sensational with 27 points and 9 rebounds including the game tying basket in regulation to send the game into overtime. Gigi Caponegro put the Lancers ahead in the second OT and Campbell took care of the rest from the charity stripe. SJV finishes the season with a 31-1 record and will close out the year ranked in the top 10 in the USA Today Super 25 national poll. Watch all the highlights and post-game interviews from Trenton: Thanks to Paver Restoration and Manasquan Bank for sponsoring SJV and Manasquan all season long! Shore Sports Zone Winter Sports banquet this Thursday Coming up this Thursday, we honor the best from boys basketball, girls basketball and hockey at our second annual Shore Sports Zone Winter Sports Banquet. Five SJV girls basketball players will be honored along with four from the Manasquan Lady Warriors.
22. Mar 2016
It’s an All-Shore final in the T of C
Manasquan and Saint John Vianney will meet on Monday in Trenton in the Tournament of Champions final. SSZ has highlights of the Lady Warriors huge win over Rutgers Prep and a dominating effort by SJV against Lenape Manasquan 59 Rutgers Prep 50 Dara Mabrey delivered a 22 point effort as the Lady Warriors return to the Tournament of Champions final for the third consecutive year. Addie Masonius scored 10 and Stella Clark chipped in 14. Rutgers Prep had a major height advantage, but Manasquan took a 12-7 lead at the end of one and stayed in front through the rest of the game. Addie Masonius delivered a three pointer to close out the first quarter, while Faith Masonius scored buckets to end the second and third quarters. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Pine Belt Arena: Saint John Vianney 57 Lenape 36 Kelly Campbell scored 23 points including 15 from the free throw line to lead the Lady Lancers into the T of C finals. A foul filled first half saw Campbell make 11 of 12 in the second quarter and pace SJV to a 26-16 halftime lead. In the 3rd, Kimi Evans took control scoring 11 of her 14 points. Watch the highlight and post-game interviews: Thanks to Manasquan Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Manasquan and Saint John Vianney coverage. It’s because of these two awesome sponsors that we’ll be at the Tournament of Champions finals on Monday. Tournament of Champions Girls Final in Trenton (3) Manasquan vs. (1) Saint John Vianney, 6:00 pm
19. Mar 2016
Vote now for 2016 Hoops Plays of the Year!!
We’ve got the best dunks from the Jersey Shore and the rest of the state as well as the top clutch plays from the 2015/16 basketball season. Our polls stay open through Friday at 3:00 pm and we’ll honor the winners at SSZ’s Winter Sports Banquet on March 24th It was another incredible year of high school basketball and Shore Sports Zone closes it out in style with our Plays of the Year. We’ll keep the polls open through Friday at 3:00 pm and the winners will be honored at SSZ’s Winter Sports Banquet on March 24th. Watch all the great dunks, buzzer beaters and clutch plays from the 2015-16 season and cast your vote! Shore Dunk of the Year Take Our Poll NJ Dunk of the Year Alex Lorenzo is a key part of the Shore Sports Zone team bringing us great highlights all year long. When he isn’t on the SSZ beat, Alex is at the top games across the state during basketball season shooting highlights for his YouTube channel, NJ Sports Scene. We start a new tradition with the best dunks from across the Garden State! Take Our Poll Clutch Play of the Year We combine boys and girls big moments from the season ranging from buzzer beaters, game winning buckets to clutch defensive plays Take Our Poll
14. Mar 2016
SJV earns top seed in Tournament of Champions
Saint John Vianney is the top seed in the NJSIAA Girls Basketball Tournament of Champions. Manasquan is the #3 seed NJSIAA Girls Basketball Tournament of Champions Seeds #1: Saint John Vianney #2: Rutgers Prep #3: Manasquan #4: Lenape #5: Old Tappan #6: University T of C Schedule Wednesday at Pine Belt Arena #5 Old Tappan vs. #4 Lenape, 5:30 pm #6 University vs. #3 Manasquan, 7:30 pm Friday Semifinals University/Manasquan winner vs. Rutgers Prep, 5:30 pm Old Tappan/Lenape winner vs. Saint John Vianney, 7:30 pm Finals Monday in Trenton Watch SJV and Manasquan winning state titles over the weekend to earn their T of C berths: Shore Sports Zone will have coverage as Saint John Vianney and Manasquan look to earn the T of C title
13. Mar 2016
Lancers dominate for 2nd straight state title
Saint John Vianney wins the Non-Public “A” state championship with a 72-31 dominating effort against Immaculate Heart Academy. SSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Pine Belt Arena in Toms River Saint John Vianney 72 Immaculate Heart Academy 31 The Lady Lancers faced IHA for the third straight time in the state finals. Last year, SJV needed to rally from 14 points down to win a state crown, but in 2016 there was no drama at all as the Lady Lancers dominated the game from the opening tip. Kelly Campbell scored 17 of her 20 points in the first half as SJV raced out to a 20-5 lead after one quarter and 40-9 at the half. Zoe Pero scored 12 and Kimi Evans added 10 as coach Dawn Karpell’s team is now 29-1 and on a 27 game win streak. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction from Pine Belt Arena in Toms River: Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. Because of Paver Restoration, we’ll be with SJV as they go for the Tournament of Champions title in girls basketball! Two more Shore teams play for state titles on Sunday Group 2 State Championship: Manasquan vs. High Point, 2pm Group 3 State Championship: Middletown South vs. Old Tappan, 4pm SSZ will have highlights of both games coming up on Sunday evening
12. Mar 2016
Vote now for SSZ Hockey Plays of the Year!
The best goals and saves from the 2015/16 high school hockey season are here. Cast your vote through Monday at 3:00 pm, the winners will be honored at our Shore Sports Zone Winter Sports Banquet We had a great time bringing you extended highlights from the 2015/16 high school hockey season. Cast your vote now for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. The polls stay open through Monday at 3:00 pm. The winners will be honored at Shore Sports Zone’s 2016 Winter Sports Banquet. Watch all the nominees below and cast your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
11. Mar 2016
Three Shore girls teams heading to state finals
SSZ has highlights of Saint John Vianney’s 39-25 win over Gloucester Catholic in the Non-Public South “A” Finals from Jackson Liberty. The Lady Lancers and Middletown South are back in the state finals this weekend in Toms River. We’ve got all the state semifinal scores from Wednesday night Non-Public South “A” Girls Finals Saint John Vianney 39 Gloucester Catholic 25 Tremendous defense by the Lady Lancers keyed a third straight Non-Public South “A” title. Kimi Evans scored 14 to lead the way, with Kelly Campbell scoring 7 straight in the second quarter and Tina Lebron scoring five straight in the third to keep SJV with a comfortable margin. Watch the highlights of the Lady Lancers win from Jackson Liberty High School: Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. Because of Paver Restoration, we’ll be with SJV as they go for a state title and the Tournament of Champions title in girls basketball! Group 3 Girls Semifinals Middletown South 51 Ocean City 41 Stephanie Karcz keyed a fourth quarter comeback to get the Lady Eagles back to the state finals. Karcz scored 19 points as Middletown South came back from a 33-29 deficit at the end of three quarters. The Lady Eagles will face Old Tappan on Sunday at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River in a rematch of last year’s Group 3 state championship. Group 2 Girls Semifinals Manasquan 47 Sterling 42 Dara Mabrey scored 21 points as the Lady Warriors are back in the state finals for the third straight year. Manasquan takes on High Point this Sunday at 2pm for the Group 2 state championship Group 4 Boys Semifinals Atlantic City 55 Colts Neck 51 Lloyd Daniels nearly pulled off an amazing comeback late in the game at Egg Harbor Township High School, but Atlantic City was able to hold off the Cougars rally. Daniels made two steals in the final minute to get Colts Neck within 51-50, but a missed free throw gave Atlantic City the ball and the South Jersey Group 4 champ was able to make free throws to preserve a victory and a spot in the state finals. Daniels had 23 points as the Cougars finished an incredible season with a 23-5 record.
9. Mar 2016
Lady Lancers win Shore Conference title
Saint John Vianney ends the two year reign of Manasquan as Shore Conference girls champs. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from the Lancers 59-48 win at Monmouth University Saint John Vianney 59 Manasquan 48 Kelly Campbell scored 16 points and Tina Lebron stepped up with 14 points including four three pointers as the Lancers beat the Warriors for the third time this season to claim its first Shore Conference title since 2005. Faith Masonius led the Warriors with 17 points in a losing effort. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction from New Jersey’s top ranked girls basketball team: Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our coverage of Saint John Vianney and to Manasquan Bank who sponsors Manasquan High and our Game of the Week. During the state playoffs, we’ll choose Manasquan Bank area schools to spotlight in our Game of the Week segment and then return to fan voting for the spring sports season.
28. Feb 2016
Manasquan, SJV reach SCT Girls Final
SSZ has extended highlights and post-game reaction of two fantastic semifinal matchups at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. Saint John Vianney held off Saint Rose and Dara Mabrey and Manasquan topped RFH in OT. Watch all the action! (3) Manasquan 61 (2) Rumson-Fair Haven 58 (OT) Carly Geissler broke a 52-52 tie with a three pointer in the extra session to get Manasquan back to the title game. Dara Mabrey hit a three pointer with 5 seconds to go in regulation to put Manasquan in front 50-49. RFH’s Nicole Morris drew a foul attempting to win the game with one second to go. After missing the first free throw, Morris delivered the game tying shot to force OT. Stella Clark had 26 points to lead the Lady Warriors, while Morris was the leader in RFH scoring with 15. (1) Saint John Vianney 59 (4) Saint Rose 53 Kelly Campbell made six free throws in the final minute to hold off the Purple Roses. The senior guard finished the game with 12 points. Saint Rose came back form a 10 point second half deficit to close within 51-48 after a Lucy Thomas three pointer. But Campbell made all of her free throws and freshman Sarah Karpell added two more to preserve the victory. Kimi Evans led a balanced attack with 14 points for SJV; Ellyn Stoll had a career high 23 in the defeat. Shore Conference Girls Tournament Finals Saturday, 5:00 pm at Monmouth University (3) Manasquan vs. (1) Saint John Vianney
23. Feb 2016
Top 4 seeds advance in Shore Conference girls hoops
SSZ has highlights of three quarterfinal games from Brookdale Community College including #2 seed Rumson-Fair Haven’s 52-26 win over Neptune Shore Conference Quarterfinals (4) Saint Rose 61 (5) Middletown South 40 – Mikayla Markham 22 points for Saint Rose, Alexandra Balsamo 17 for Middletown South (2) Rumson-Fair Haven 52 (7) Neptune 26 – Stephanie Lesko 12 points for RFH, Desiree Allen 15 for Neptune (3) Manasquan 47 (6) Red Bank Catholic 36 – Stella Clark 13 points for Squan (1) Saint John Vianney 78 (8) Colts Neck 37 – Kimi Evans 19 points for SJV Semifinals – Monday Night at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River (4) Saint Rose vs. (1) Saint John Vianney – 6:00 pm (3) Manasquan vs. (2) Rumson-Fair Haven – 8:00 pm
21. Feb 2016
Marlboro closes out 1st round with six point win
Freshman Dylan Kaufman scored 19 points in a 66-60 win over Saint John Vianney. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Marlboro Marlboro 66 Saint John Vianney 60 Dylan Kaufman scored 19 points and the Mustangs took advantage of two SJV technical fouls to close out the first round of the Shore Conference Tournament with a home win. Zach Howarth scored 28 in a losing cause for the Lancers. The game was postponed a day due to a leaky roof. The Mustangs have a quick turnaround with a Thursday night game at #1 seed Mater Dei Prep Shore Conference Basketball Tournament BOYS 2nd Round Matchups – Thursday (16) Marlboro at (1) Mater Dei Prep (15) Middletown North at (2) CBA (14) Southern Regional at (3) Manasquan (12) Long Branch at (5) Colts Neck (11) Manchester at (6) Rumson-Fair Haven (10) Point Pleasant Beach at (7) Lakewood (9) Freehold Township at (8) Ranney GIRLS 2nd Round Matchups – Thursday (17) Wall at (1) Saint John Vianney (18) Toms River South at (2) Rumson-Fair Haven (14) Donovan Catholic at (3) Manasquan (13) Toms River North at (4) Saint Rose (12) Middletown North at (5) Middletown South (11) Toms River East at (6) Red Bank Catholic (10) Marlboro at (7) Neptune (9) Southern Regional at (8) Colts Neck
17. Feb 2016
SJV knocks out RBC, Howarth hits 1000
SSZ has highlights of Saint John Vianney ‘s 63-49 win over RBC, ending the Caseys quest to qualify for the Shore Conference Tournament. Zach Howarth scored his 1000th career point as part of a 25 point effort Saint John Vianney 63 Red Bank Catholic 49 Zach Howarth scored 25 points and reached the 1000 point mark in his career as the Lancers eliminated the Caseys from the Shore Conference tournament. RBC upset RFH one week ago and piled up three more wins this week to get to 10-11 on the season (Shore Conference teams qualify for the SCT with a .500 record at the end of today’s play). The Lancers used an 18-0 run in the second quarter to build a 16 point advantage. Red Bank Catholic battled back in the third quarter to get within one at 39-38, but SJV never relinquished the lead. Watch the highlights and Zach Howarth’s reaction to reaching 1,000 points: Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. It’s because of Paver Restoration that we can get great moments like Zach Howarth’s 1000th point and the upcoming playoff run by both the boys and basketball squads. Surf Taco sponsors our RBC Caseys coverage – head to Surf Taco in Red Bank for a great meal!
13. Feb 2016
SSZ Signing Day 2016
Shore Sports Zone spans Monmouth and Ocean Counties to bring you full coverage of National Signing Day 2016. We’ve got pictures, interviews and highlight reels which will be updated throughout the day. Congratulations to every athlete who signed a national letter of intent! Shore Sports Zone has its camera crews spread out across the Shore. If there’s anyone missing off the list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post pictures from you. Check back in throughout the day as we continue to post video features and interviews from our Signing Day coverage. FOOTBALL SIGNINGS Brick Township Brick Township’s Jordan Keefe signs with Sacred Heart Brick Memorial Brick Memorial’s Chris Hayes signs with Sacred Heart Colts Neck Max Mullaney signs with Columbia Donovan Catholic Dillon Paprota signs with Bucknell Freehold Boro Jake Curry signs with St. Francis (PA) Freehold Township Freehold Township’s Gianni Mazzone signs with Monmouth University Howell Noah Powell signs with Stonehill College Lacey Joe MacAvoy signs with Wagner Lakewood Amir Tyler signs to play Division I FBS football at Temple Manalapan Anthony Basanni – Wagner TJ Orrico – St. Francis (PA) Reily Radosevich – Princeton Joe Sellmeyer – Wagner Anthony Tardogno – Pace Mitch Trabb – Merchant Marine Academy Marlboro Tyler Tanen, University of Rochester Matawan Shawn Ramcheran and Aliem Shaw sign with Sacred Heart Middletown North Chad Freshnock signs with Bucknell Middletown South Rob Hulse (Merrimack) and Matt Mosquera (Monmouth) sign at Middletown South Ocean Township Ocean’s Tyler Thompson signs to play FBS football at UMass Red Bank Catholic RBC football signings (left to right): Dylan Murphy (East Stroudsburg), Ryan Oneidas (Lehigh) Dylan Smith (Duke), Mike Wilen (Sacred Heart), Eddie Hahn (UConn), Mike Balzofiore (Bucknell) Red Bank Regional RBR football signings (left to right): Sadiq Palmer (UMass), Teddy Mitchell (Sacred Heart), Sean Naiman (Bucknell) Rumson-Fair Haven RFH football signees (left to right): Mike Caruso (Bucknell), Max Pfrang (Wagner), James Oncea (Johns Hopkins) Saint John Vianney SJV football signees (left to right): Calvin Beaty (St. Francis PA), Michael Stapert (Sacred Heart), Marcque Ellington (Norfolk State) Shore Regional Connor Rempel – Dartmouth Southern Regional Southern’s Anthony Gagliardi signs with Wagner Toms River North Luke Butera – Marist Toms River South Kyle Hebrew – Marist OTHER SPORTS SIGNINGS Colts Neck Colts Neck signings (left to right): Max Mullaney – Columbia football, Alison Russo, Bucknell soccer, Bridgette King, Vermont soccer, Amanda Visco, Rutgers soccer Holmdel Holmdel soccer signs two to Bucknell. Congratulations to Tyler Marchiano and Gabby Bair Howell Howell signings (left to right): Adrianna Kuryla – soccer (Columbia), Noah Powell – football (Stonehill), Becka Hamilton – soccer (Penn State), Betty Feinstein – soccer (Rider) Manalapan Manalapan’s Arianna Ferraro signs to play soccer at Louisville Matt Rosenberg signs to play at the University of Central Florida for soccer Mater Dei Prep Theresa Osborne signs a soccer letter of intent to play at the Colorado School of Mines Red Bank Catholic RBC signees (left to right): Sarah Nichols – Swimming / Lynn University, Arianna Palmeri – Golf/ Fairfield University, Emma Sullivan – Swimming /Lafayette College,Jackie Robinson – Soccer / Seton Hall University, Olivia Lucia – Soccer / Elon University Shore Regional Shore signings (left to right): Connor Rempel – Dartmouth football, Shannon Bonner – Albany soccer, JT Kessler – Quinnipiac soccer Southern Regional Southern’s Pete Jarenek signs a national letter of intent to play college golf at Adelphi
3. Feb 2016
Evans scores 24 to give SJV a sweep of ‘Squan
Junior Kimi Evans scored 24 points to help Saint John Vianney score a 61-55 win over Manasquan and complete a season sweep of the Lady Warriors. SSZ has highlights and other top performances from Tuesday Saint John Vianney 61 Manasquan 55 Junior Kimi Evans was a force in the paint scoring 24 points to lead SJV to a regular season sweep of the Warriors. Stella Clark had 16 for Manasquan and freshman Faith Masonius added 15. The Lady Lancers are now 16-1 on the season. Ryan Jensen scores 1000th career point Congratulations to Manasquan’s Ryan Jensen for scoring his 1000th career point. Jensen poured in 30 points to go along with 25 rebounds as the Warriors topped SJV 67-55. A special thanks to the Squan Fan Section for sharing the photo with us. Congrats to Ryan Jensen for scoring his 1,000th career point with a 32 point game and win over SJV #CongratsKid 🔑 pic.twitter.com/jzd5qKKaB6 — Squan Fan Section (@squanfans) February 3, 2016 Top Scoring Performances from Tuesday Boys Brendan Barry, Rumson-Fair Haven – 32 points in a 66-56 win over Holmdel Ryan Jensen, Manasquan – 30 points in a 67-55 win over SJV Billy Frost, Saint Rose – 26 points in a 63-51 win over Raritan Eddie Hahn, RBC – 25 points in a 60-47 win over Neptune LJ Robinson, Manchester – 23 points in a 53-48 win over Donovan Catholic Lloyd Daniels, Colts Neck – 23 points in a 58-41 win over Matawan Girls Stephanie Karcz – 27 points, 11 rebounds, 10 steals in a 67-40 win over Freehold Boro Kimi Evans, SJV – 24 points in a 61-55 win over Manasquan Alexandra Balsamo – 24 points in a 67-40 win over Freehold Boro
2. Feb 2016
RFH, SJV score wins at Holmdel showcase
Top teams from New York and New Jersey played five games at Holmdel High School in front of dozens of college coaches. SSZ has highlights of impressive wins by Rumson-Fair Haven and Saint John Vianney Coaches Choice NY/NJ vs. Shore Conference Showcase Holmdel High School Staten Island Academy 68 Red Bank Catholic 54 Long Island Lutheran 70 Manasquan 55 Rumson-Fair Haven 60 Notre Dame 55 Saint John Vianney 71 Gill-St. Bernard’s 57 Archbishop Malloy 63 Holmdel 39 SSZ has highlights from three games from the showcase including wins for SJV and RFH: Sponsor Shout Outs! Great girls basketball action thanks to three great sponsors. Thanks to Paver Restoration (SJV), Manasquan Bank (Manasquan) and RYPT (RFH) for sponsoring the three teams we featured in our Sunday highlights.
31. Jan 2016
Lebron sinks five triples to lead SJV to win at RFH
Tina Lebron was a perfect 5 of 5 from three point land to score 15 as Saint John Vianney scores a 55-40 win at Rumson-Fair Haven. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction plus the top scoring performances from Tuesday night Saint John Vianney 55 Rumson-Fair Haven 40 Tina Lebron hit five three pointers to lead SJV with 15 points and two more Lady Lancers scored in double digits as SJV improves to 12-1 on the season. Kimi Evans had 11 points and Gigi Caponegro added 10. SSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Top Scoring Performances from Tuesday Boys Brendan O’Brien, Keyport – 31 points in a 63-50 win against Asbury Park Brendan Barry, Rumson-Fair Haven – 29 points in a 58-48 win against SJV Bryan Antoine, Ranney – 27 points in a 70-47 win against Keansburg Eddie Hahn, RBC – 25 points in a 60-41 home win against Wall Chris Autino, Ranney – 23 points in a 70-47 win against Keansburg Girls Desiree Allen, Neptune – 28 points in a 64-27 win against Red Bank Regional Tracy Brereton, Matawan – 24 points in a 59-44 win against Long Branch
26. Jan 2016
Four SSZ All-Zoners announce college plans
Red Bank Regional’s Sean Naiman commits to Bucknell while Brick’s Jordan Keefe and SJV’s Michael Stapert commit to Sacred Heart. A busy weekend of recruiting news also has SJV wideout Marcque Ellington committed to Wagner. SSZ has the latest list of Shore Conference players who have committed to play Division I football The countdown is on to National Signing Day and Shore Conference commitments are starting to roll in. Over the weekend, three players who were part of our SSZ All-Zone football team made commitments to Division I schools. Red Bank Regional defensive end Sean Naiman is set to play in the Patriots League at Bucknell. Sacred Heart in Connecticut is doing a great job of recruiting the Shore Conference. Brick Township defensive end Jordan Keefe and Saint John Vianney wide receiver Michael Stapert gave commitments to play for the Pioneers. The duo joins Matawan’s Aliem Shaw and Shawn Ramcheran and RBC RB/LB Mike Wilen as Shore Conference commits to Sacred Heart. Watch our highlight reels of all three weekend commitments and check our compiled list of where everyone is going to sign on February 3rd. Here’s the latest list of Shore Conference football players and where they will be signing on February 3rd. We’ll continue to update this list over the next two weeks and have full coverage of Signing Day 2016. Please email rich@shoresportszone if your name is not on the list or when you announce your commitment Division I FBS Commitments Boston College Anthony Brown, Saint John Vianney QB *Brown has signed his letter of intent and is already enrolled at BC* University of Connecticut Eddie Hahn, RBC QB/DB Duke University Liam Smith, RBC OL University of Massachusetts Sadiq Palmer, Red Bank Regional WR Tyler Thompson, Ocean Township RB Temple University Amir Tyler, Lakewood RB/Safety Division I FCS Commitments Bucknell Chad Freshnock, Middletown North RB/LB Dillon Paprota, Donovan Catholic long snapper Sean Naiman, Red Bank Regional DE Princeton Riley Radosevich, Manalapan TE/DE Sacred Heart Jordan Keefe, Brick Township DE Shawn Ramcheran, Matawan WR/DB Aliem Shaw, Matawan LB Michael Stapert, Saint John Vianney WR Mike Wilen, RBC RB/LB Wagner Marcque Ellington, Saint John Vianney WR Max Pfrang, Rumson-Fair Haven LB
24. Jan 2016
Shore teams go 4-1 at Bulldog Classic
Rumson-Fair Haven hosted a five game showcase on Sunday. Stephanie Lesko and RFH made it seven straight wins with an impressive victory against Saddle River Day Bulldog Classic Scores at Rumson-Fair Haven High School Middletown South 60 Newark Tech 47 – Alexandra Balsamo scores 18 for the Lady Eagles Red Bank Catholic 52 Ramapo 39 – Maureen Coakley pours in 21 for the Caseys Rumson-Fair Haven 60 Saddle River Day 43 – Stephanie Lesko leads RFH with 18 points Gill-St. Bernard’s 51 Manasquan 44 – Faith Masonius with 22 in the defeat Saint John Vianney 43 Morris Catholic 40 – Tina Lebron wins it at the buzzer for SJV
17. Jan 2016
Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Scoreboard
Our highlights show is posted! Watch all five games from Long Branch high school that featured wins by Mater Dei Prep, Rumson-Fair Haven, Manasquan, St. Anthony and host school Long Branch Hoop Group Boardwalk Showcase Scoreboard Mater Dei Prep 62 Neptune 48 The Seraphs held a 25-24 halftime lead and used its depth to wear down the Scarlet Fliers. Kyle Elliott led the way with 21 points including a slam to end the third quarter. Barry Brown paced Neptune with 19 points. Mater Dei’s Kyle Elliott named Hoop Group MVP in Seraph 62-48 win over Neptune Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Gill-St. Bernard 49 Brendan Barry delivered 29 points to grab MVP honors for the second straight year as the Bulldogs made a statement handing the Knights their first loss of the season. Collin McDevitt nailed three straight three pointers in the third quarter to spark a double digit lead. RFH is now 5-1 since Barry has returned from wrist surgery in early December. Manasquan 49 Point Pleasant Beach 41 The Warriors scored 16 straight points in the 4th quarter to come from behind and remain undefeated. Devin Jensen scored 19 points and was named the game’s MVP. Manasquan’s Devin Jensen scores 19 in the Warriors 49-41 win in Long Branch against Point Pleasant Beach Saint Anthony 65 CBA 29 Defense set the tone as the Friars dominated the Colts. Kaleb Bishop had 13 points to lead St. Anthony’s, who held CBA leading scorer Pat Andree to 10 points St. Anthony’s Kaleb Bishop scored 13 points vs. CBA to earn MVP honors Long Branch 54 Saint John Vianney 47 Anthony Velazquez-Rivera nailed five three pointers on the way to a 19 point effort and helped the Green Wave score their second straight impressive win on back to back nights. Anthony Valazquez-Rivera scores 19 points in Long Branch’s 54-47 win over St. John Vianney
9. Jan 2016
Lancers come back for OT win at Manasquan
Saint John Vianney and Manasquan show why Shore Conference girls basketball is among the very best in the nation. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from the Lancers 52-48 win over the Warriors in a tremendous game played by both teams Saint John Vianney 52 Manasquan 48 (OT) Kimi Evans scored the go ahead basket in overtime and freshman Sarah Karpell made a key steal and sank two free throws to help the Lady Lancers break Manasquan’s 18 game win streak dating back to last season. Freshman Faith Masonius forced overtime when her left handed bank shot beat the buzzer and tie the game at 42. Evans finished with 15 points and 10 rebounds and Manasquan guard Stella Clark led all scorers with 18. Watch all the highlights from an excellent game along with post-game reaction: Thanks to our sponsors! It’s great to give girls basketball the same kind of highlights and coverage as the guys and we can do that thanks to our sponsors. Manasquan Bank supports the hometown Warriors and Paver Restoration allows us to bring you great coverage of all Saint John Vianney sports!
9. Jan 2016
Monmouth Building Center Game Balls are back!
Monmouth Building Center honors the top performers from boys and girls basketball. Cast your vote now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm and we’ll visit games and practices to hand out Game Balls! (more…)
3. Jan 2016
SJV’s Brown makes it official
Saint John Vianney quarterback and 2015 SSZ Zoneman Trophy winner Anthony Brown signed his national letter of intent to play ACC football at Boston College Saint John Vianney quarterback Anthony Brown is wasting no time to begin his college football career. The 2015 Shore Sports Zone Zoneman Trophy winner signed a national letter of intent to play college football at Boston College and will enroll on campus in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts in January. Brown committed to the Eagles over the summer after seeing his stock rise with an Elite 11 national semifinal invite to California. Over the last two years, he guided Saint John Vianney to 21 wins. His senior year saw him top 2000 passing yards to go with 34 touchdowns and just five interceptions. Anthony Brown won SSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, given to the top player in the Shore Conference as voted on by the head coaches and SSZ owner Rich Chrampanis. An award that began in South Carolina, previous winners include Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, Florida State quarterback Everett Golson and current Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Boston College is coming off a 3-9 season with an 0-9 record in ACC play. With Brown arriving on campus early, he’ll have an opportunity to compete for playing time as a true freshman.
18. Dec 2015
RFH, Middletown South score Tuesday ice wins
SSZ has highlights from a pair of Tuesday night Shore Conference matchups. Gavin Gulash delivers a hat trick in Middletown South’s 11-0 win over RFH, but the Eagles fans threw something else on the ice! Plus, we have an impressive 5-3 RFH win over Saint John Vianney at the Red Bank Armory Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Saint John Vianney 3 Conor Deverin scored two third period goals and Brendan Ban delivered three assists as the Bulldogs win their second straight game against the Lancers. Joe Zani delivered a blast in the first period to give the Lancers a 1-0 lead, but RFH scored three times in the second and never surrendered the lead. James O’Keefe had two goals in the third period for the Lancers. Watch all the highlights from Red Bank Armory: Middletown South 11 Freehold Boro/Raritan 0 Gavin Gulash had a hat trick to lead the Eagles to a dominating win at Middletown Ice World. Craig Bahrs added two tallies as the Eagles erupted for seven goals in the second period: Sponsor Shout Outs! Three great sponsors made it easy to choose which game to bring highlights to the SSZ Nation. Thanks to Tom’s Ford for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage; Paver Restoration sponsors the Saint John Vianney Lancers on SSZ and RYPT is the sponsor of our Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs coverage. We continue to work every day to find sponsors for every school in the Shore Conference! If you want to see more highlights of your team, email rich@shoresportszone to get information on how to get your local business to sponsor the fastest growing website in NJ!
16. Dec 2015
Meet the 2015 SSZ Zoneman Finalists
Shore Sports Zone is set to celebrate the 2015 football season with our All-Zone football banquet. Three outstanding players from the Shore Conference are up for SSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, given to the Shore Conference’s top high school football player Shore Sports Zone is set to celebrate the 2015 high school football season with our 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet. The top players in the Shore Conference are set to come to the Sheraton in Eatontown to be honored by Shore Sports Zone. The banquet culminates with the presentation of the Zoneman Trophy, given to the most outstanding player in the Shore Conference as voted on by head coaches. 2015 SSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists (in alphabetical order) Anthony Brown, St. John Vianney Quarterback: Anthony is on the SSZ Zoneman podium for a second straight year – committed to Boston College Sadiq Palmer, Red Bank Regional Wide Receiver: The University of Syracuse commit helped lead the Bucs to an 11-1 season and dominating on offense and defense Tyler Thompson, Ocean Township Running Back: A 5,000 yard rusher in his four year high school career and overcame a broken leg in his junior season to come back and have a stellar senior campaign What is the Zoneman Trophy? Shore Sports Zone owner Rich Chrampanis created the Zoneman Trophy in South Carolina during his television days. In 15 years, the award became prestigious thanks to former winners including Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons, Florida State quarterback Everett Golson and current Clemson wide receiver Hunter Renfrow. Long Branch running back Dahmiere Willis was the winner of the first Jersey Shore Zoneman winner in 2014. Every head coach in the Shore Conference along with Rich Chrampanis and recruiting expert Chris Melvin receive a ballot for the Zoneman Trophy. 1st place votes receive 3 points, 2nd place votes receive 2 points and 1 point goes to a 3rd place vote. Here’s who finished just outside the podium in the top ten. 2015 Zoneman Trophy balloting results (winner to be revealed on Thursday night at SSZ Banquet) 4th place: Amir Tyler, Lakewood RB/LB 5th place: Eddie Hahn, Red Bank Catholic QB 6th place: Mike Nobile, Brick Memorial OL/DL 7th place: Cole Rogers, Middletown South RB 8th place (tie): Mike Gawlik, Jackson Memorial RB 8th place (tie): Tim Santiago, Brick Memorial QB 10th place: Da’Shon Copes, Toms River North DL Coming up at the 2015 SSZ All-Zone Football Banquet Highlight videos of the 2015 SSZ-All Zone selections Monmouth Building Game Ball winners awarded from the state championships Winners of the iPlay America 2015 SSZ Football Plays of the Year We announce the 2015 SSZ Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year We present features of the three Zoneman Trophy Finalists and announce the winner We will post all of our highlight videos, awards and great moments from our banquet later on tonight on SSZ. Thank you to all of our sponsors and the Sheraton in Eatontown for giving us the opportunity to celebrate the 2015 high school football season
10. Dec 2015
Watch SSZ State Championship Highlights Show
The Shore Sports Zone team spanned the state to bring you seven state finals games featuring nine Shore Conference teams. Our highlights show has extended highlights and post-game reaction. Must see highlights of the Raritan last second win against Lincoln, plus state titles for Rumson-Fair Haven, Jackson Memorial, Shore Regional, Toms River North and Middletown South Our special state championship show features extended highlights and post-game reaction from all seven games listed below on our scoreboard: State Sectional Scores Central Jersey Group 5 at Rutgers Piscataway34 Manalapan13FINAL South Jersey Group 3 at Rowan Delsea7 Wall20FINAL North 2 Group 4 at Rutgers Sayreville41 Middletown North14FINAL Non-Public Group 2 at Kean Holy Spirit20 Mater Dei Prep26FINAL Central Jersey Group 4 at Rutgers Allentown41 Brick Township6FINAL Central Jersey Group 1 at Kean Asbury Park26 Keyport17FINAL South Jersey Group 5 at Rowan Millville22 Toms River North16FINAL Central Jersey Group 3 at Rutgers Rumson-Fair Haven27 South Plainfield22FINAL Central Jersey Group 2 at Kean Bernards6 Manasquan42FINAL Congratulations to six Shore Conference State Champs! Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs – Central Jersey Group 3 Champions Thank you RYPT for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage of the state champs! Middletown South Eagles – North 2 Group 4 Champions Thank you Tom’s Ford for sponsoring our Middletown South coverage of the state champs! Jackson Memorial Jaguars – Central Jersey Group 4 Champions Thank you Surf Taco for sponsoring our Jackson Memorial coverage of the state champs! Congratulations to the Shore Regional Blue Devils – Central Jersey Group 1 Champions Congratulations to the Raritan Rockets – Central Jersey Group 2 Champions Congratulations to the Toms River North Mariners – South Jersey Group 5 Champions
6. Dec 2015
2015 Football State Championship Scoreboard
SSZ will be at all seven state finals involving Shore Conference teams. Our first highlights are posted – watch DePaul Catholic top Saint John Vianney 40-17 behind 195 yards from running back Kareem Walker. Then get ready for our State Championship highlights show with extended high definition highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers, MetLife, Kean and Rowan! State Sectional Scores Central Jersey Group 5 at Rutgers Piscataway34 Manalapan13FINAL South Jersey Group 3 at Rowan Delsea7 Wall20FINAL North 2 Group 4 at Rutgers Sayreville41 Middletown North14FINAL Non-Public Group 2 at Kean Holy Spirit20 Mater Dei Prep26FINAL Central Jersey Group 4 at Rutgers Allentown41 Brick Township6FINAL Central Jersey Group 1 at Kean Asbury Park26 Keyport17FINAL South Jersey Group 5 at Rowan Millville22 Toms River North16FINAL Central Jersey Group 3 at Rutgers Rumson-Fair Haven27 South Plainfield22FINAL Central Jersey Group 2 at Kean Bernards6 Manasquan42FINAL
5. Dec 2015
Nine state finalists, nine Game Ball nominees
With nine Shore Conference teams reaching the state finals, we bring you nine great performances from the state semifinals for this week’s Monmouth Building Center Game Ball. Cast your vote through Tuesday at 9:00 pm! As the season winds down, there are still plenty of incredible choices to earn a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball. This week, we combine Top Play and Top Performer to salute one player from each of the Shore Conference state finalists. You can watch the six Top Play nominees above and we also have three more Top Performer nominees on the poll below. Cast your vote through Tuesday at 9:00 pm and the winner will receive a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball Take Our Poll Missed our Friday and Saturday Highlights Shows? Watch five Friday semifinal games and Jackson Memorial’s Saturday win here: A special thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for supporting high school athletes by sponsoring the Game Ball. Thanks to MBC, we will be honoring student athletes all season long for outstanding performances.
22. Nov 2015
State championship sites and times set
It’s going to be a Super Saturday for the Shore Conference. Nine teams from our backyard all play on Saturday December 5th in seven matchups. SSZ has all the game times and locations The NJSIAA has released the dates, times and locations for the high school football state championships. Nine Shore Conference teams will all play on Saturday, December 5th at four different locations (Rowan, Rutgers, Kean and MetLife Stadium). Rutgers will be the hot spot with three games involving five Shore squads. SSZ will bring you extended highlights and post-game reaction from all seven games: Saturday, December 5th MetLife Stadium North 2, Group 4 Phillipsburg vs. Middletown South – 7:00 pm Rutgers Non-Public, Group 3 DePaul vs. Saint John Vianney – 10:00 am Central Jersey, Group 4 Jackson Memorial vs. Brick Memorial – 4:00 pm Central Jersey, Group 3 Red Bank Regional vs. Rumson-Fair Haven – 7:00 pm Kean University Central Jersey, Group 1 Palmyra vs. Shore Regional – 4:00 pm Central Jersey, Group 2 Raritan vs. Lincoln – 7:00 pm Rowan University South Jersey, Group 5 Toms River North vs. Williamstown – 6:00 pm Watch our Friday and Saturday Highlights Show How did they get there? See five Friday night semifinal matchups and Jackson Memorial’s Saturday afternoon win at Steinert here: Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Surf Taco for sponsoring our coverage of Jackson Memorial. If you are a Jaguars fan and enjoyed the great highlights from this big win, help us out by heading over to the Jackson location of Surf Taco and enjoy a great meal at an affordable price.
21. Nov 2015
RYPT Signing Day 2015
12 athletes from five different sports who train at Reach Your Potential Training gathered to celebrate signing national letters of intent. Shore Sports Zone interviews every athlete! Reach Your Potential Training has been the secret weapon of many of the Shore Conference’s top athletes and there’s no better evidence than to see the gathering of RYPT athletes who signed national letters of intent. 12 athletes from five different sports and six different high schools came to the RYPT facility to talk with Shore Sports Zone about their college choices. Watch all the interviews below: Shore Regional’s Jessica Welch signs to play field hockey in the Pac 12 for the Stanford Cardinal Shore Regional’s Annie Deusch is staying close to home signing to play Division I field hockey at Monmouth University Shore Regional field hockey goalie Sarah Dwyer signs to play in the ACC for the Boston College Eagles Shore Regional’s Shannon Anfuso is set to play Division III soccer at Springfield College Shore Regional’s Doug Goldsmith signs to play Division I lacrosse for a top 10 power in the Unviersity of Albany Red Bank Catholic’s Brett Habich is bound for Alabany to play Division I lacrosse at Siena Rumson-Fair Haven’s Butch Clark signs to play lacrosse at Pace University Saint John Vianney basketball guard Tina Lebron signs with Caldwell Wall’s Jess Stansfield is switching from indoor volleyball to beach volleyball as she signs with Grand Canyon University in Phoenix Freehold Boro field hockey sisters Katelyn and Jessica Pianko signed with ACC schools. Katelyn is on her way to Wake Forest, Jessica is a Boston College Eagle Wall field hockey star Samantha Sicre is a Hoosier. Sicre signs a national letter of intent to compete at the University of Indiana
13. Nov 2015
Signing Day at Saint John Vianney
SSZ takes you to the Lancers Signing Day ceremony where five members of the state championship girls basketball team signed National Letters of Intent Thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage. It’s because of Paver Restoration that we will be able to cover the Lancers playoff run in football and gear up for the Lady Lancers quest for a repeat as state champion in basketball. Coming up on Thursday – RYPT Signing Day! The Saint John Vianney basketball team trains at Reach Your Potential Training – coming up on Thursday, we will interview all the college signees who train at RYPT and celebrate their moment with the coaches at RYPT. We’ll have pictures and interviews with athletes signing for field hockey, lacrosse, basketball and more!
11. Nov 2015
Caseys blank Lancers to advance in girls soccer
Jackie Robinson was a brick wall for the Caseys and Sophie Demurjian scored in the 60th minute to give Red Bank Catholic a 1-0 win against Saint John Vianney. SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction plus all the scores from the second round from girls state soccer Red Bank Catholic 1 Saint John Vianney 0 Sophie Demurjian scored the game’s only goal in the 60th minute in rainy conditions as RBC topped the Lady Lancers 1-0 to advance in the Non-Public South “A” girls soccer state tournament. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction: Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Surf Taco for sponsoring our RBC Caseys coverage and Paver Restorating for supporting our Saint John Vianney coverage. We shoot highlights of games that our sponsors support! NJSIAA Girls Soccer State Scores Central Jersey Group 1 Point Pleasant Beach 6 South River 0 Shore Regional 8 Haddon Township 1 Central Jersey Group 2 Johnson 1 Monmouth Regional 0 Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Rahway 0 Holmdel 1 Bernards 0 Governor Livingston Raritan Central Jersey Group 3 Wall 3 Allentown 1 Toms River East 3 Neptune 0 Ocean Township 1 Moorestown 0 Colts Neck 7 Steinert 0 Central Jersey Group 4 Manalapan 2 Hillborough 1 Freehold Township 4 Freehold Boro 0 South Jersey Group 2 Manchester 2 Haddonfield 0 Point Pleasant Boro 5 Delran 3 South Jersey Group 3 Central Regional 2 Winslow 0 Toms River South 3 Highland 0 South Jersey Group 4 Toms River North 2 Rancocas Valley 1 Non-Public South “A” Red Bank Catholic 1 Saint John Vianney 0 Non-Public South “B” Wardlaw-Heritage 4 Ranney 3 NJSIAA Girls State Soccer Sectional Semifinals Monday, November 9th Central Jersey Group 1 (4) Riverside at (1) Shore Regional (3) Point Pleasant Beach at (2) Metuchen Central Jersey Group 2 (4) Johnson at (1) Rumson-Fair Haven (10) Governor Livingston at (3) Holmdel Central Jersey Group 3 (5) Wall at (1) Colts Neck (7) Ocean at (3) Toms River East Central Jersey Group 4 (5) Princeton at (1) Freehold Township (3) Manalapan at (2) Hunterdon Central South Jersey Group 2 (12) Manchester at (8) West Deptford (3) Cinnamonson at (2) Point Pleasant Boro South Jersey Group 3 (4) Toms River South at (1) Delsea (10) Seneca at (3) Central Regional South Jersey Group 4 (4) Toms River North at (1) Shawnee Non-Public South Jersey “A” (5) Red Bank Catholic at (1) Holy Cross
5. Nov 2015
SJV rallies to repeat as Shore volleyball champs
Shore Sports Zone has highlights and post-match reaction of St. John Vianney’s three game win over Wall to repeat as Shore Conference girls volleyball champs LAKEWOOD – Saint John Vianney was one point away from a defeat in the finals of the Shore Conference volleyball title, but the Lady Lancers rallied to win game two and prevail over Wall 22-25, 27-25, 25-21 at Georgian Court University. SSZ has highlights and post-match interviews: A special thanks to Paver Restoration for sponsoring our Saint John Vianney coverage in 2015-16. Paver Restoration is the reason SSZ cameras were in Lakewood to capture another championship for the Lancers! We continue to work every day to find a sponsor for every single high school in the Shore Conference.
2. Nov 2015
SSZ Friday Week Four Scoreboard
Watch our Friday Highlights Show featuring four great games on a rainy Friday night. Middletown North ends Manalapan’s 33 game division win streak plus SJV, Brick Township and Lakewood all reach the 4-0 mark! SSZ Week Four Saturday Highlights Show We’ve got five more games of action in the wet and windy weather. Click below to watch big wins by Toms River South, Middletown South, Brick Memorial, Toms River North and Central Regional: SSZ Week Four Friday Highlights Show The wind was whipping and the rain never stopped for a moment, but that did not stop the SSZ team to bring you four games from Friday night. Click below and stay dry watching our highlights show: Week 4 Friday Scores Manalapan8 Middletown North18FINAL Freehold Boro0 Raritan34FINAL Rumson-Fair Haven6 St. John Vianney13FINAL Monmouth Regional0 Matawan14FINAL Manasquan12 Ocean26FINAL Jackson Memorial0 Brick Township2FINAL Wall0 Red Bank Catholic20FINAL Colts Neck0 Long Branch6FINAL Dunellen7 Shore Regional44FINAL Lakewood20 Jackson Liberty3FINAL Week 4 Saturday Scores Point Pleasant Beach17 Spotswood7FINAL Keyport0 Metuchen44FINAL Keansburg 18 South River13FINAL Peddie47 Mater Dei Prep12FINAL Pinelands8 Central49FINAL Lacey0 Toms River South2FINAL Marlboro 0 Toms River North42FINAL Brick Memorial44 Toms River East0FINAL Asbury Park14 Middlesex13FINAL Middletown South42 Freehold Township0FINAL Week Four Sunday Scores Southern Regional0 Howell012:00 pm Highlights Shows All Weekend! No one likes the wet weather, but we’re not complaining here at Shore Sports Zone. We’ve got a Saturday Highlights Show plus some Sunday bonus coverage with Howell hosting Southern Regional. Thanks to our sponsors who have allowed us to increase our coverage in 2015 to showcase even more high school football games in Monmouth and Ocean County. Thursday Highlights Week Four got started with three Thursday games moved due to the weather. Check out the scores and our highlights show featuring extended highlights from all three games Week 4 Thursday Scores Donovan Catholic23 Barnegat20FINAL Neptune7 Red Bank Regional28FINAL Manchester6 Point Pleasant Boro26FINAL
2. Oct 2015
SSZ Friday Week Three Scoreboard
Watch SSZ Friday Highlights show NOW featuring eight Shore Conference matchups! Friday Highlights Show Enjoy eight games of great high school football action: Red Bank Regional/Ocean, Toms River South/Toms River North, Raritan/Matawan, RBC/Neptune, SJV/Central, Long Branch/Wall, Freehold Township/Howell, Mater Dei/Asbury Park Week Three Friday Scoreboard Week 3 Friday Scores Mater Dei Prep19 Asbury Park42FINAL Freehold Township21 Howell14FINAL Jackson Memorial42 Southern0FINAL Raritan40 Matawan3FINAL Long Branch14 Wall24FINAL Saint John Vianney49 Central6FINAL Bishop Ahr6 Point Pleasant Boro14FINAL Toms River South20 Toms River North55FINAL Red Bank Catholic35 Neptune0FINAL Marlboro14 Middletown South49FINAL Manalapan47 Sayreville21FINAL Lakewood20 Manchester13FINAL Red Bank Regional16 Ocean Township6FINAL Jackson Liberty20 Barnegat17FINAL Colts Neck13 Woodbridge41FINAL Live Scores All Weekend Every Friday and Saturday, Shore Sports Zone runs a live scoreboard keeping you constantly updated on every Shroe Conference football game. A reminder that you can download our app for FREE at Itunes and Google Play so you can follow along the action from the stands or on the road Monmouth Building Center Game Balls Coming up this Sunday, we have our first round of Monmouth Building Center Game Balls. We’ll have the top plays captured by our camera as well as top performances. Cast your vote from Sunday through Tuesday and we’ll stop at practice to hand out the prized pigskins! SSZ Saturday Highlights Show We finish our Friday football coverage in the middle of the night, take a quick nap and get back out for full Saturday action. We will post a Saturday Highlights Show along with a running live scoreboard. There are seven games on the Saturday Week Three schedule and Shore Sports Zone is scheduled to bring you highlights of every single game! Week 3 Saturday Scores Rumson-Fair Haven27 Monmouth Regional0FINAL Point Pleasant Beach7 Keyport21FINAL Middletown North20 Freehold Boro26FINAL Holmdel12 Manasquan27FINAL Brick Memorial48 Lacey0FINAL Shore Regional46 Keansburg6FINAL Brick Township28 Toms River East0FINAL
25. Sep 2015
SJV comes back twice to top Manasquan
A great boys soccer showdown in the Manasquan Bank Game of the Week as Zach Richards tallies two goals to give St. John Vianney a 3-2 win at Manasquan. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction! Saint John Vianney 3 Manasquan 2 Zach Richards scored on a header off a great free kick off the foot of John Carracappa to give Saint John Vianney a 3-2 win at Manasquan. The Warriors had a 1-0 and 2-1 lead, but the Lancers rallied twice before scoring the game winner by Richards starting with a penalty kick by Richards in the first half and followed by a second half left footer from Carracappa. Brendan Kelly scored two goals for the Warriors, who had a four game win streak snapped. Richards finished with two goals and Carracappa had a goal and an assist in the win for the Lancers. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction: Shore Sports Zone thanks our loyal audience for supporting our new weekly feature. Thanks to the Manasquan soccer supporters who voted to give us the chance to shoot extended highlights of the Warriors and Lancers. Every Monday, we will post mid-week matchups of schools surrounding Manasquan Bank’s branch locations: (Brick Memorial, Brick Township, Howell, Manasquan, Wall, Saint Rose, Point Pleasant Beach, Point Pleasant Boro and Ocean Township). Thanks to Manasquan Bank, we are able to showcase boys soccer, girls soccer, field hockey and volleyball this fall! One More Sponsor Shout Out! We want to welcome Paver Restoration to the SSZ family. Paver Restoration is the sponsor of our St. John Vianney coverage in 2015/16. This means more Lancer coverage and features in all sports. If you enjoy our highlights and features, make sure to support all of the people who make Shore Sports Zone possible!
24. Sep 2015
SJV duo earns first Game Ball
Saint John Vianney’s Anthony Brown and Michael Stapert are the first Monmouth Building Center Game Ball winners Saint John Vianney’s Anthony Brown and Michael Stapert won the fan voting to capture the Top Play from Week One of Shore Sports Zone’s high school football coverage. Every Sunday, we post the top plays we capture from Friday and Saturday action. We also present a Game Ball to the Top Performer from Week One. Point Pleasant Boro’s Noah Husak captured that honor and we’ll head to Mariners practice early next week to hand him a Game Ball. Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury salutes great performances all year long with Game Ball presentations! Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury is a proud sponsor of SSZ Game Balls. They are family owned and operated since 1967. If you have a home project, they have everything you need. Monmouth Building Center is showing their support for high school athletes in Monmouth and Ocean County and Shore Sports Zone thanks them for allowing us to shine the spotlight on kids all year long. In case you missed it, here are the top plays from Week One:
17. Sep 2015
Saint John Vianney 2015 Preview
Derek Sininsky got the call in late July to take over the Lancers after a 10-1 season. Four SSZ All-Zoners are back as part of a talented SJV squad Saint John Vianney 2015 Schedule DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultRecord/VideoSaturday, 12 SepMatawanAway30-211-0 / VIDEOFriday, 18 SepHolmdelHome49-02-0Friday, 25 SepCentral RegionalAway49-63-0 / VIDEOFriday, 2 OctRumson-Fair HavenHome13-64-0 / VIDEOFriday, 9 OctManchester TownshipAway35-05-0 / VIDEOFriday, 16 OctRaritanHome56-266-0 / VIDEOFriday, 23 OctDonovan CatholicAway63-217-0 / VIDEOSaturday, 31 OctMonmouth RegionalAway48-08-0 / VIDEOFriday, 6 NovManasquanHome67-09-0 / VIDEOFriday, 13 NovDonovan CatholicHome41-010-0 / VIDEOFriday, 20 NovRed Bank CatholicHome49-611-0 / VIDEO Returning SSZ All-Zone Selections Saint John Vianney 2014 Schedule and Results DateOpponentLocationTime/ResultRecord/VideoFriday, 12 SepMatawanHome31-101-0Friday, 19 SepHolmdelAway42-132-0 | VIDEOFriday, 26 SepCentral RegionalHome41-123-0 | VIDEOThursday, 2 OctRumson-Fair HavenAway35-284-0 | VIDEOFriday, 10 OctManchester TownshipHome51-225-0Friday, 17 OctRaritanAway35-146-0Friday, 24 OctDonovan CatholicHome65-177-0Friday, 31 OctMonmouth RegionalHome55-148-0 | VIDEOSaturday, 8 NovManasquanAway34-79-0 | VIDEOFriday, 14 NovPope JohnHome56-710-0 | VIDEOSunday, 23 NovDelbartonAway26-3810-1Saturday, 5 DecDePaulRutgers17-4011-1 / VIDEO SSZ 2015 Football Preview Schedule Click here to see our full schedule of previews
26. Aug 2015
Summer hoops in Holmdel
The Maroon and White Team camp is a three day showcase featuring a number of Shore top teams and Division I coaches watching Red Bank Regional girls coach James Young has grown the Maroon and White team camp to feature not only top Shore Conference teams, but basketball powers from the Tri-State area. This year’s showcase is at Holmdel High School while the RBR gym undergoes renovations. Shore Conference Teams playing in Maroon and White Team Camp Holmdel Middletown South Middletown North Jackson Memorial Donovan Catholic Red Bank Regional Red Bank Catholic Southern Regional Freehold Township Manasquan Colts Neck Rumson-Fair Haven Saint John Vianney Toms River North out of area teams: Roselle Catholic, Dumont
30. Jul 2015
Sininsky named new SJV football coach
Just weeks before the start of 2015 high school football training camp, Saint John Vianney has parted ways with head football coach Mark Ciccotelli after one season with the Lancers and named former Marlboro head coach Derek Sininsky as the new head coach With the start of the 2015 football season right around the corner, a sudden change at one of the Shore Conference’s power football programs. Mark Ciccotelli is no longer the coach of the Lancers after one season that saw SJV win 10 games and capture a division title. On Monday, Derek Sininsky was named the new SJV head football coach. Sininsky has head coaching experience at three previous Shore Conference stops – Raritan, Monmouth Regional and Marlboro. Saint John Vianney athletic director Richard Lamberson confirmed the hiring with a release sent to Shore Sports Zone: “Saint John Vianney announces Mr. Mark Ciccotelli’s resignation as head varsity football coach. We have accepted the resignation and wish Mr. Ciccotelli nothing but the best in all his future endeavors and respect both his and his family’s right to privacy. We hope that you will do the same. Mr. Derek Sininsky, a well-known coach and educator in New Jersey, has agreed to fill the void left by Mr. Ciccotelli’s absence. We expect the Saint John Vianney High school football program to continue with its goal of excellent athletes and sportsmanship.” – press release from SJV administration Lamberson informed players and their parents via email on Saturday about Ciccotelli’s departure which was obtained by a number of media outlets and shared in its entirety on NJ.com. The reason for Ciccotelli’s sudden departure is unknown, but it certainly did not have to do with the performance on the field. The Lancers went 10-1 in the first year with Ciccotelli on the SJV sidelines highlighted by a 9-0 regular season record. The Lancers bring back some of the top talent in the Shore Conference headlined by quarterback and Boston College commit Anthony Brown. WR/DB Khalil Haskins and OL Micah Clarke are also major Division I prospects and the defense is anchored by linebacker Calvin Beaty.
25. Jul 2015
SJV’s Brown talks BC and Elite 11
SSZ caught up with Saint John Vianney quarterback Anthony Brown at Chris Melvin’s Elite Recruits Day in Toms River to talk about his commitment to Boston College and his experience at the Elite 11 national semifinals in California Anthony Brown admits he’s new to the national scene, but he’s there. Following his verbal commitment to Boston College and regional MVP honors in Columbus, Ohio at Nike’s Elite 11 camp, the Saint John Vianney quarterback earned a trip to California as one of the top 30 high school quarterbacks in the country. To Brown’s credit, the lofty status has not changed his work ethic or humbleness. With nothing to prove, Anthony still made it a point to go out and compete at Chris Melvin’s Elite Recruit Day, returning to a camp that helped catapult his exposure. We talked to him in Toms River about his incredible summer so far: Brown put up stellar numbers in his junior year for head coach Mark Ciccotelli completing 161 passes for 2198 yards with 25 TD passes and just four interceptions. He also had 8 TD runs and over 300 yards on the ground.
2. Jul 2015
SJV’s Brown grabs MVP honors at Ohio showcase
Saint John Vianney quarterback and Boston College commit Anthony Brown was named the quarterback MVP at Nike’s regional showcase in Columbus, Ohio and his on his way to Los Angeles to compete for a spot in Nike’s Elite 11 quarterback school Saint John Vianney quarterback Anthony Brown doesn’t have to prove anything to college recruiters. After all, he’s already given a verbal commitment to play at Boston College. But the SSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalist is shining on the national stage. Over the weekend, Brown attended Nike’s “The Opening” regional showcase at Ohio State University. Competing against Division I caliber talent, Brown was named quarterbacks MVP. Anthony Brown at Elite 11 Regional camp in Columbus, Ohio (Courtesy Nike/Student Sports) As a result of his outstanding performance in Columbus, Brown is on his way to California this weekend to compete in Nike’s Elite 11 QB semifinals. 30 of the top high school quarterbacks in the nation will go through two days of on-field drills and seven on seven scrimmages to determine who will get an invite to the Elite 11 quarterback school, which features six days of intensive work led by Super Bowl winning signal caller and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer. Brown confirmed his invite to the Elite 11 semifinals on his Twitter account: Blessed to say I'm among the top 30 QBs in the country and will be in LA this weekend 🙏🏼 — Willie Beamen (@anthonybrown_2) June 1, 2015 Elite 11’s pedigree speaks for itself. 10 of the last 11 Heisman Trophy winners have been in the Elite 11 Finals or Regionals as well as 35 of the top 49 rated passers in the NFL in 2014. Brown was a finalist for SSZ’s Zoneman Trophy in 2014, given to the top high school football player in the Jersey Shore. Watch our profile of the Lancers quarterback and watch the highlights that have made him among the nation’s best high school quarterbacks:
1. Jun 2015
SJV’s Brown ready to fly like an Eagle
Saint John Vianney quarterback and Shore Sports Zone 2015 Zoneman Trophy Finalist Anthony Brown has given a verbal commitment to attend Boston College Saint John Vianney quarterback Anthony Brown was piling up Division I offers since his breakout junior season with the Lancers, but on Friday night made his pledge to the ACC and Chestnut Hill, Massachussetts. The 2015 SSZ Zoneman Trophy finalist gave a verbal commitment to the Boston College Eagles making the announcement on his Twitter page: I am very BLESSED to say that I am committed to Boston College 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #WeAreBC pic.twitter.com/6xwNHnifp4 — Willie Beamen (@anthonybrown_2) May 23, 2015 Brown put up stellar numbers in his junior year for head coach Mark Ciccotelli completing 161 passes for 2198 yards with 25 TD passes and just four interceptions. He also had 8 TD runs and over 300 yards on the ground. Brown chose the Eagles over Northwestern, Syracuse, Temple and Navy among others. You can learn more about Anthony and see the best moments of his junior campaign in this SSZ profile: SSZ All-Zone Division I commits Anthony Brown, Saint John Vianney QB – Boston College Sadiq Palmer, Red Bank Regional WR – Syracuse Liam Smith, Red Bank Catholic OL – Duke
22. May 2015
Top diamond performers up for SSZ Game Balls
Vote now for our second round of Monmouth Building Center Game Balls. The top hitting and pitching performers are up for voting. Cast your choice now – the polls close at 9pm on Tuesday night Saturday saw Ocean’s Anthony Bartolomei get on the ballot with his walk-off home run in the 8th inning to beat Freehold (if you haven’t seen it, click above to watch the great finish and Gatorade bath!) Once again, we have listed five hitting and five pitching performances from both high school baseball and softball. Ballots will stay open until Tuesday at 9:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winners Congratulations to last week’s Game Ball winners: Tommy and Jack Sheehan of Manasquan and Jessica Veary of Matawan. Our SSZ balls are expected to arrive to headquarters early this week. We’ll pay a visit to both Manasquan and Matawan to hand out Game Balls along with this week’s winners! A special thank you to Monmouth Building Center for supporting high school athletes in our area. It’s because of Monmouth Building Center that we’re able to bring a new level of coverage to Jersey Shore sports. We’re hoping to find a sponsor to honor boys and girls lacrosse players this spring. If you know a business that would want to support the lacrosse athletes of Monmouth and Ocean County, drop us a line! (email@example.com)
19. Apr 2015
Shore Conference baseball teams up to Strike Out Autism
35 Shore Conference teams took part in a fundraiser for Autism. SSZ has highlights of two games and all the scores from Saturday Strike Out Autism was founded by former Saint Rose baseball coach Jerry Frulio, who has an autistic son. This year’s event featured nine locations and 36 teams competing with funds raised at every location for Central Regional’s Autism Awareness Club. More important than the scores and highlights, the best stats were delivered with money raised at each location. SSZ brings you highlights of Saint John Vianney’s home win over Barnegat and a dramatic walk-off HR at Ocean Township that gave the Spartans a win over Freehold Boro: Saint John Vianney selling food as part of the fundraiser for Strike Out Autism Strike Out Autism T-Shirts were sold at all nine locations where games were played Ocean’s Anthony Bartolomei gets a Gatorade bath after his walk-off home run to give the Spartans a 3-2 win over Freehold Boro Strike Out Autism Scores Saint John Vianney Saint John Vianney 7 Barnegat 1 Red Bank Regional 9 Monmouth Regional 8 (9 innings) Ocean Shore 11 Matawan 9 Ocean 4 Freehold Boro 3 (8 innings) Central Regional Freehold Township 5 Central 1 Southern Regional 12 Mater Dei Prep 6 Jackson Memorial Jackson Memorial 8 Jackson Liberty 4 Manalapan 12 Brick Township 5 Wall Wall 3 Old Bridge 1 Point Pleasant Boro 12 Long Branch 10 Howell Howell 10 Holmdel 5 Brick Memorial 5 Colts Neck 3 Toms River South Middletown South 6 Lacey 1 Red Bank Catholic 10 Toms River South 3 Raritan Raritan 6 Lakewood 2 Manchester 12 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 St. Rose Saint Rose 9 Manasquan 3 Donovan Catholic 8 Middletown North 1
18. Apr 2015
Schirmacher fans 10 in Lancers win
SSZ has highlights of Saint John Vianney’s 9-1 win at Monmouth Regional Saint John Vianney 9 Monmouth Regional 1 Dan Schirmacher fanned 10 Falcons and allowed just one unearned run as Saint John Vianney pulled away from Monmouth Reigonal 9-1 in a matchup of two 4-1 squads. The Lancers scored 2 runs in the 3rd inning and then put the game away with a 4 run 5th. Watch all the highlights here:
16. Apr 2015
Spring Signing Day 2015
SSZ has interviews with three Brick Township Green Dragons who signed Division I national letters of intent plus more Signings from around the Jersey Shore Parents and Athletic Directors – please send us your pictures so we can add you to our story! Email firstname.lastname@example.org Brick Township A trio of Green Dragons sign Division I letters of intent: Congratulations to Carmen Sclafani (baseball) – Rutgers, Willie Scott (wrestling) – Rutgers and Chrissie Wojciechowski (golf) – Sacred Heart. Watch their interviews and Signing Day ceremony: Southern Regional Mary Conroy from Southern Regional High School in Manahawkin, NJ has committed to Drexel University to continue her education and Field Hockey career. Mary plans on majoring in Nursing. She is surrounded by her family (Father: Tom, Mother: Mary, Sisters: Katlin & Shannon), Principal Eric Wilhelm & Head Field Hockey Coach Jenna Lombardo. Congratulations Mary! #RamPride Rumson-Fair Haven Congratulations to girls basketball player Janae Mayfield who signed with Division I Saint Peter’s Saint John Vianney A banner day at Saint John Vianney with 14 athletes signing national letters of intent: Field Hockey Brittany Richards – Kean Stephanie Knoll – Farleigh Dickinson Softball Jessica Carlucci – Misericordia University Erica Krumbine – Wagner University Victoria Mahoney – Dowling College Claire Stefanneli – New York University Baseball John Michael Broderick – Dominican College Girls Lacrosse Madeline DeFelice – Farleigh Dickinson Football Kyle Gibson – Saint Francis (PA) Louis Lovine – Marist Dan Calabro – Rensselear Polytechnic Institute Paul Braccia – College of New Jersey Liam Casey – Farleigh Dickinson Wrestling Paul Piccione – Stevens Institute of Technology
15. Apr 2015
Oh brother! Sheehan’s combine on no-no
Manasquan’s Tommy and Jack Sheehan combine on an 8-inning no hitter as the Warriors win at Saint John Vianney 2-0. SSZ has highlights and talks to the dynamic duo after the rare feat! Manasquan 2 Saint John Vianney 0 (8 innings) On a cold and rainy day in Holmdel, Tommy and Jack Sheehan combined for 8 no-hit innings and both scored on a Matt Edwards RBI double in extra innings to give the Warriors its first win of the season. Lancers hurler Dan Schirmacher was stellar on the hill throwing seven shutout frames of his own before surrendering two runs in the 8th. Tommy Sheehan went six innings striking out 9 and walking 2. Jack Sheehan came on in the 7th and added two more hitless frames with 3 K’s and 1 walk. The brothers are committed to Notre Dame. SSZ brings you all the highlights and post-game reaction:
8. Apr 2015
SJV opens baseball season with road win
SSZ has highlights of defending Non-Public “A” state champ Saint John Vianney at Red Bank Regional from opening day in high school baseball Saint John Vianney 10 Red Bank Regional 2 The Lancers busted open a tight game with six unearned runs in the sixth inning to open the season with a road win at RBR. Nick Deluise was 3-4 for 2 RBI’s for SJV, while Drew Cook had two hits for the Bucs. See the highlights from Little Silver:
1. Apr 2015
Get ready for Round 3: Manasquan/St. Rose
SSZ has highlights and post-game reaction of Manasquan and Saint Rose scoring semifinal wins in the Tournament of Champions at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River Saint Rose 47 Saint John Vianney 43 Freshman Makayla Markham hit a go ahead three pointer in the final minute to spark the Purple Roses to the Tournament of Champions finals. Jess Louro led the way for Saint Rose with 17 points and provided key leadership when Kat Phipps fouled out at the five minute mark of the 4th quarter. Kellie Crouch hit a three to give Saint John Vianney a 40-35 lead, but the Purple Roses close the game with a 12-3 run. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction here: Manasquan 62 Franklin 52 Marina Mabrey scored 30 points and her young supporting cast stepped up to get the Warriors into the Tournament of Champions Finals. Sophomore Victoria Galvan had 16 points and 11 rebounds and was a force in the paint on both the offensive and defensive end. Franklin closed the third quarter with four straight points to get within 42-40, but freshman Dara Mabrey went on a personal 5-0 run to give the Warriors distance. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction: Tournament of Champions Finals Monday, 6:30 pm in Trenton (2) Saint Rose vs. (1) Manasquan These two teams have split this season – the Purple Roses won in the final game of the regular season and Manasquan exacted revenge in the Shore Conference Finals. Watch highlights of both games right here to get you ready for Round Three!
19. Mar 2015
Lady Lancers cruise to T of C semis
SSZ has highlights of Saint John Vianney’s 63-39 win over New Providence in the Tournament of Champions first round along with the end of the road for the Middletown South Lady Eagles and the semifinal matchups Saint John Vianney 63 New Providence 39 The 3rd seeded Lady Lancers scored 27 points in the third quarter to blow open a game against the Group 1 state champs. Kim Evans led a balanced scoring attack with 15 and Kelly Campbell added 12 points and 10 assists. Watch the highlights and post-game reaction here: Franklin 66 Middletown South 38 Adreana Miller had 33 points as the Group 4 state champs dominated the Lady Eagles. Stephanie Karcz led Middletown South with 12 points as coach Tom Brennan’s team finishes with a 26-6 record. Watch the highlights here: Girls Tournament of Champions Thursday at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River (4) Franklin vs. (1) Manasquan – 5:30 pm (3) Saint John Vianney vs. (2) Saint Rose – 7:30 pm
17. Mar 2015
Lady Lancers storm back for state crown!
Saint John Vianney comes back from a 14 point halftime deficit to win the Non-Public “A” state championship 50-46 over IHA at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. SSZ has all the highlights and post-game reaction Saint John Vianney 50 IHA 46 The Lady Lancers erased a 14 point halftime deficit with tenacious defense and clutch shooting. Tina Lebron hit a three pointer with 2:17 to go to give Saint John Vianney its first lead at 44-43. Kelly Campbell led SJV with 12 points including five of six free throws in the closing moments. The win was especially sweet for Saint John Vianney, who lost to Immaculate Heart 45-43 one year ago in the state title game. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction here:
14. Mar 2015
Hagaman and Clark spark Manasquan to SCT Girls Final
Watch full highlights and post-game reaction of Manasquan’s 53-48 win over Saint John Vianney in the Shore Conference semifinals BRICK – Marina Mabrey battled through foul trouble to score 22 points to help Manasquan defeat Saint John Vianney 53-48 in the Shore Conference girls basketball semifinals. The Warriors will face Saint Rose in the championship game after the Purple Roses eliminated Middletown South 59-40 in the first semifinal. Manasquan staked out to a 19-6 lead after one quarter, but Mabrey picked up three fouls in the first half and the Lady Lancers cut the deficit to 24-20 at the half. In the 3rd, Mabrey picked up her 4th foul with 5:03 to go in the quarter. Senior Courtney Hagaman provided a huge spark with four three pointers and kept the young Warriors calm and poised with their star on the bench. Kelly Campbell had 25 points in a losing effort and helped SJV storm back from double digits in the 4th quarter. A Campbell layin made it 48-46 Manasquan with one minute to go. Stella Clark hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 60 seconds to put the game away. * a note to Saint Rose fans – we apologize for not having highlights of the Purple Roses semifinal win over Middletown South. Unfortauntely, a bad memory card in our camera forced us to leave Brick Memorial High School to fix our technical difficulty. This will be the second meeting between Saint Rose and Manasquan. The first game was a thriller won by the Purple Roses in Belmar 60-57. In case you missed it check out the highlights to get you ready for Friday’s final at 6:30 pm at Monmouth University:
24. Feb 2015