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Watch Saturday 5.22 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Saturday featured a ton of big games all over the state. We have highlights from two extra-inning conference tournament championships, the semifinals from the Diamond Classic and one of NJ’s aces slinging in the Shore Conference. Catch all the action now with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Millburn 6 Seton Hall Prep 5 (11 Innings) | […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Lights-Out Pitching, Big Bats Headline Week 4 Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the fourth week of the spring season. Our Week 4 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hustle and Class: Mike Sheppard Jr. Wins 800th Game
For 35 years, Mike Sheppard Jr. has been behind every pitching change, every lineup update and every game played at Seton Hall Prep. One of New Jersey’s most successful coaches officially joined rare company on May 10 when the longtime Pirates’ skipper won his 800th career game. Sheppard Jr. joins Ken Frank (Toms River South) and Marty Kenney (Christian Brothers Academy) as the only coaches in New Jersey history to reach that milestone. Seton Hall Prep has been a perennial baseball powerhouse under Sheppard Jr., who has a .791 career win percentage and has logged 20 division titles, 15 county titles, 10 sectional titles and seven state titles. The one consistency through all those years? The motto – hustle and class. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Essex County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is made possible by One on One with Steve Adubato.
Watch Monday 5.10 JSZ Baseball Highlights
We begin the week with some tremendous games all across the state. Check back throughout the night catch all of the action! Holy Spirit 2 Mainland 1 The Spartans spoiled a Chase Petty start for the Mustangs, and handed Mainland its first loss of the season. UMBC commit Jayden Shertel struck out eight in six […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Dominant, Balanced Offense Propels SHP to Statement Win
Seton Hall Prep’s theme through the early part of the 2021 season has been balance. The Pirates were as balanced as ever on Wednesday when eight different players scored to lead Seton Hall Prep (4-0) to a suffocating, 12-5 win over rival Delbarton (2-1). Senior Gettysburg commit Jack Dunleavy led the charge with a hat […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 4.22 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Thursday featured some serious opening week showdowns in boys lacrosse. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 11 Manasquan 4 Seton Hall Prep’s red hot start to the 2021 season continues. The Pirates (2-0) downed perennial Shore Conference and Group 1 power Manasquan behind two-goal days from Quinn […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Sunday 4.18 Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
JSZ continues its wall-to-wall weekend wrestling coverage with video highlights from all four Super Regional sites. Sunday saw weight classes 152 through 285 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next weekend’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you team coverage from all four sites with features and highlights. Check back throughout the evening for all of our videos. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. South Region – Cherry Hill East JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights and reaction from the afternoon session: 152 pounds 1st -Cooper Pontelandolfo, Kingsway | 2nd – Matt Hoelke, Highland | 3rd – Greg Croce, Paulsboro | 4th – Jake Slotnick, St. Augustine 160 pounds 1st – Dakota Morris, Kingsway | 2nd – Jurius Clark, Camden Catholic | 3rd – Brock Zurawski, St. Augustine | 4th – Shawn Williams, Paulsboro 170 pounds 1st – Jared Schoppe, Delsea | 2nd – DJ DiPietro, Kingsway | 3rd – Alex Marshall, St. Augustine | 4th – Ray Weed, Absegami 182 pounds 1st – Isaac Dean, Shawnee | 2nd – George Rhodes, Absegami | 3rd – Alex Giordano, Camden Catholic | 4th – Michael Gregg, Collingswood JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the evening session: 195 pounds 1st – Cody Thurston, West Deptford | 2nd – Kevin Pandorf, Kingsway | 3rd – Marcus Hebron, Lower Cape May | 4th – Vincent Ceglie, Lacey Twp. 220 pounds 1st – Mike Misita, Williamstown | 2nd – Shane Whitney, Lower Cape May | Dominic Petracci, Washington Twp. | 4th – Liam Spahn, Deptford 285 pounds 1st – Jeffery Jordan, Audubon | 2nd – Terrance Salami, Holy Cross | 3rd – Jacob Clark, Cinnaminson | 4th – Tino Savaiinaea, Paulsboro Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee and Williamstown coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Central Region – Hunterdon Central RFH Gets Two More Region Titles For the second straight year, Rumson-Fair Haven has a pair of region champions. Max Brignola (152 pounds) and Jack Kelly (182 pounds) captured Super Region titles in their senior year. Brignola had a 5-0 decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee and Kelly had four first-period pins on Sunday at Hunterdon Central. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RFH contingent that will send four total wrestlers to Phillipsburg: 152 pounds 1st – Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Michael McGhee, Shore | 3rd – Tanner Peake, Hunterdon Central | Paul Jakub, Howell Mays Knocks Off Top Seed 2nd seed Hunter Mays scored 11 points in the first period on the way to a 14-3 win over #1 seed Colton Washleski in the 160 pound final. The Pennsylvania transfer gives Howell a region title and now sets his sights on Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on one of the best performances of the weekend: 160 pounds 1st – Hunter Mays, Howell | 2nd – Colton Washleski, Hunterdon Central | 3rd – Adam Coleman, Matawan | 4th – Zander Silva, CBA Portella Makes History RBC’s Sabino Portella scored a two point takedown with 10 seconds remaining to earn a 3-1 win over #1 seed Shay Addison. The 3rd seed becomes the Caseys first back to back region champ since 1974. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the super sophomore in Flemington: 170 pounds 1st – Sabino Portella, Red Bank Catholic | 2nd – Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – DJ Henry, Howell 182 pounds 1st – Jack Kelly, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Brendan Newberry, Wall | 3rd – Josh Beigman, Hopewell Valley | 4th – Jared Tracey, Ocean Twp. 195 pounds 1st – Blake Clayton, St. John Vianney | 2nd – Hunter Skove, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – Gavin Claro, Manalapan | 4th – Brian LaCross, Hopewell Valley 220 pounds 1st – Bryan Bonilla, Hightstown | 2nd – Chimdindu Molokwu, Jackson Liberty | 3rd – Raymond Santiago, Colts Neck | 4th – Nico Cerbo, Middletown North 285 pounds 1st – John O’Donnell, Toms River North | 2nd – David Szuba, Brick Memorial | 3rd – Joseph Teresi, Ocean Township | 4th – Matthew Jannucci, Colts Neck North 1 Region – Mount Olive JSZ’s Jay Cook has coverage, highlights and interviews from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Nate Camiscioli, Bergen Catholic | 2nd – Tyler Pizzi, Pascack Valley | 3rd – Steven Dalling, Kittatinny | 4th – Nicolino Berlingieri, Northern Highlands 160 Pounds 1st – Eric Freeman, Paramus | 2nd – Nicholas Franco, Paramus Catholic | 3rd – Roberto Padilla, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Luke Ciampa, Jefferson 170 Pounds 1st – Michael Dellagatta, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus | 3rd – Justin Onello, Bergen Catholic | 4th – Hunter Perez, Mount Olive 182 Pounds 1st – Brian Soldano, High Point | 2nd – Justin Chrostowski, Butler | 3rd – Jack Farinaro, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Casey Allen, Emerson Boro 195 Pounds 1st – Nick Lodato, Pope John XXIII | 2nd – Alex Kostantas, Pascack Hills | 3rd – AJ Fricchione, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Darin Donellan, Paramus Catholic 220 Pounds 1st – Michael Toranzo, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Remy Brancato, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Jackson Crawn, Kittatinny | 4th – Jack Stoll, Pope John XXIII 285 Pounds 1st – Max Acciardi, Paramus Catholic | 2nd – Dominick Brogna, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Robby Chetirkin, Wayne Valley | 4th – Joseph Abill, Clifton Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. North 2 Region – Union JSZ’s Ken Bradley has highlights and reaction from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton | 2nd – Colę Carroll, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Ówen Disbrow, St. Thomas Aquinas | 4th – Michael Murphy, Westfield 160 Pounds 1st – Blake Bahna, Watchung Hills | 2nd – Louis Cerchio, Delbarton | 3rd – Dylan Weaver, Lyndhurst | 4th – Joshua Palacio, North Bergen 170 Pounds 1st – Colin Calvetti, Delbarton | 2nd – James Holder, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Brett Miller, Bound Brook | 4th – Stratos Kantanas, Livingston 182 Pounds 1st – Zachary Andruchowitz, Bloomfield | 2nd – Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Alex Uryniak, North Hunterdon | 4th – Nicholas Olivieri, Delbarton 195 Pounds 1st – Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep | 2nd – Thomas Renna, South Plainfield | 3rd – Shane Kanterman, Cranford | 4th – Robert Lerner, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 220 Pounds 1st – David Pierson, Phillipsburg | 2nd – Andrew Franklin, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Jarett Pantuso, Warren Hills | 4th – Jacob Leiva, Cliffside Park 285 Pounds 1st – Liam Akers, North Hunterdon | 2nd – Hunter Seubert, Watchung Hills | 3rd – Tyler McCartharn, Warren Hills | 4th – Ricky Perez, North Bergen
Seton Hall Prep Aims for Memorable Year
The COVID-19 pandemic, as we all know, cut high school sports out last spring. The lost season meant a talented Seton Hall Prep team didn’t get to challenge for a championship in 2020. But 2021 is here and with the new season comes high rankings and high expectations for the Pirates. The Prep open the year as a consensus Top 25 nationally ranked team, per US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse. Seniors Max Merlinger, Jack Dunleavy and Quinn Moore – along with talented junior attackman Matt Wrede – will do their best to push their team deep into the postseason. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato!
Regional Championship Wrestling Previews
The seeds for the NJSIAA Regional Wrestling Championships are now set. JSZ has a comprehensive video breakdown of the top wrestlers in each weight class in all four brackets! So get ready for this weekend’s action by getting to know the Garden State’s top scrappers! North 1 Regional (Region 1 & Region 2) North 2 Regional (Region 3 & Region 4) Central Regional (Region 5 & Region 6) South Regional (Region 7 & Region 8)
Watch Tuesday 3.30 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’ve got three more great matches as the dual season rolls on in every part of the state. JSZ brings you highlights from a tough North-South battle between Southern Regional and Phillipsburg, while also checking in on winnings effort from Watchung Hills and St.Peter’s Prep. Watch all the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Phillipsburg […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Hockey Goal and Save of the Year!
The cups have been handed out, and now it’s time to vote on the top JSZ hockey moments of 2021! We have polls up for Goal of the Year (second half of the season) and Save of the Year (entire season). Vote as often as you’d like, before our polls close at 3pm on Sunday. Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out our Top Goals from the first half of the season below. The players were honored virtually by the New Jersey Devils! Take Our Poll
Gloucester Catholic Advances to Gordon Cup Final
Gloucester Catholic 4 Seton Hall Prep 1 | Gordon Cup Semifinal For the first time in program history, Gloucester Catholic is heading to the Gordon Cup final. The Rams knocked off the Pirates in the semifinal round thanks to goals from Dylan Koski, Ryder Wicken and Jake Grace. Grace also added an empty net goal […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 2.19 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ brings you three Friday night games from the ice, including top-ranked Gloucester Catholic, a top-5 showdown between #3 CBA and 4th-ranked Seton Hall Prep, along with the Madison Dodgers looking to continue their red hot play. Watch it all now with your JSZ All-Access pass! CBA 4 Seton Hall Prep 4 Aidan D’Urso scored […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gloucester Catholic Stays Hot with Fifth Straight Gordon Win
It’s not very often we see South Jersey teams rise to the top of the Gordon Conference, but that’s exactly what’s happening in 2021. Gloucester Catholic’s run of red-hot play continued into Monday afternoon’s showdown where Ryder Wicken’s two third-period goals broke a 1-1 tie and gave the Rams a win over Seton Hall Prep. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Seton Hall Prep Stuns Delbarton, Ends 15-Year Losing Streak
Throw the records out whenever Gordon Conference opponents meet on the ice because you never know what can happen. Seton Hall Prep proved that statement to be true Wednesday night when the Pirates ended a 15-year losing streak to Delbarton after a rousing 5-1 win. Dale Campbell netted a pair of goals, while Brendan Waivada, […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 2.9 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has boys and girls action from all around the state tonight. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the highlights! Newark East Side 58 Seton Hall Prep 55 (OT) | Boys American Division matchups in the SEC never seem to be lacking excitement, and this one lived up to that billing and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gordon Conference Tie Between Hermits and Pirates
Seton Hall Prep 2 St. Augustine 2 Seton Hall Prep sophomore Thomas Klochkov scored with 25 seconds left as the Pirates battled to a tie with St. Augustine. Aidan D’Urso also scored for Seton Hall Prep (0-0-2). Deaglan Kelly scored both goals for the Hermits (1-2-1), while Matt Lynch made 34 saves in net. JSZ’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Pirates, Crimson Battle to Tie on the Ice
Seton Hall Prep and Morristown-Beard typically aren’t opponents in the regular season, yet the Pirates and Crimson battled on Thursday night in what felt every bit like a playoff hockey game. Playing in their first game of the season, Seton Hall Prep showed no signs of rust as they skated to a 3-3 draw against […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2020 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
JSZ honors a season unlike any other with our fourth annual JSZ All-Zone team. We’ve got the top players from New Jersey at every position and the announcement of our 4th Zoneman Trophy Winner The 2020 football season provided incredible memories in the midst of adversity. Despite teams losing games due to the pandemic, JSZ cameras were able to find the best of the best from New Jersey high school football. All this week, we will present the 2020 JSZ All-Zone football team. Audric Estime wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman The St. Joe-Montvale running back will always remember the day he won the Zoneman Trophy. That’s because he happened to make national headlines when he flipped his commitment from Michigan State to Notre Dame signing with the Irish shortly after accepting the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. Estime was a force topping 1800 yards and 22 ground scores in just eight games of action Watch JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy presentation and an extended interview with Audric during his signing day ceremony: Estime received 33 votes from JSZ’s 72 person voting panel of head coaches and statewide media: Thank you to the head coaches and statewide media who cast their vote for the 2020 Zoneman Coaches: Joe Wojechowski, Lenape, Sean Clancy, Notre Dame, Rich Hilliard, St. Joe-Metuchen, Joe LaSala, Woodbridge, Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial, Montrey Wright, Salem, Kenny Scott, Winslow, Kevin Smith, Ocean City, Pat Gallagher, Williamstown, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chris Sacco, Absegami, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine, John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Prep, Darnell Grant, West Orange, Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep, David Schuman, Red Bank Regional, Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic, Jeff Rainess, Holmdel, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep, Tony Grandinetti, Wall, Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty, Dom Marangi, St. Joe-Montvale, Mike Lange, Red Bank Catholic, Don Klein, Ocean Township, Bryant Garvin, Newark East Side, Jason Acerra, Bayonne, Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville, Brian Bowers, Delbarton, Todd Smith, Hun, Chris Beagen, Sayreville, Dave Ellis, Freehold Boro, Al Chiola, Linden, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, John Viotto, South Brunswick, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Davis, Barnegat, Brian Russo, Rahway, Lou Grasso, Union, Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley, Scott Bray, Bridgewater-Raritan, Kevin Kostibos, Summit, Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township Media: Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Kenneth Bradley, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Andrew Koob, NJ.com, Sean Miller, NJ.com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Kevin Minnick, NJ.com, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Pat Lanni, NJ.com, Ryan Patti, Rivals.com, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Todderick Hunt, NJ.com, Mike Kinney, NJ.com, Joe Zedalis, NJ.com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Chris Gallagher, News 12 NJ, Sunil Sunder Raj, Gannett, Kyle Franco, NJ.com, John Jones, Max Preps, GMC Gridron 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense (Click player’s name to watch their JSZ All-Zone profile!) QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Steve Angeli, Bergen CatholicRyan Butler, Bergen Catholic Naran Buntin, Mater Dei PrepAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Chase Bisontis, Don Bosco Prep Tahj Bullock, St. Peter's Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicJahdir Loftland, Donovan Catholic Nick Dunneman, Seton Hall Prep Jack Larsen, Seton Hall PrepDominick Brogna, Bergen CatholicCookie Desiderio, Somerville Cole Freeman, DelbartonRickey "Pop" Spruill, Notre Dame Jayon Farrar, Donovan Catholic Nuccio Lisitano, DePaul CatholicCamron McNair, Donovan Catholic Audric Estime, St. Joe-Montvale Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep Nasir Hill, St. Augustine Prep Justin McNulty, Holy SpiritCasey Larkin, Wall Najih Rahman, Red Bank Catholic Aidan Monteiro, St. Peter's Prep Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Jaylan Sanchez, St. Peter's PrepGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale 2020 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepPJ Casale, Delbarton Jayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicPatrick Ryan, Delbarton Keshon Griffin, St. Joseph Academy Timmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco Prep Jordan Campbell, St. Peter's PrepSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-Montvale Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic Frankie Monte, St. Joe-MontvaleJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Qy'aeir Price, DePaul CatholicAi'Johnnie Rembert, Holy SpiritJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Ethan Rodriguez, St. Peter's PrepAhmad Ross, St. Joseph AcademyJake Jarmolowich, Delbarton George Rooks, St. Peter's PrepA'Khoury Lyde, DePaul Catholic DJ Samuels, Bergen Catholic 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Joe Crifasi, BectonJaiden Abrams, HammontonJoJo Bermudez, Cedar CreekSean Clapp, RamapoMatthew Fries, Cranford Charles DePrima, RamapoAl-Jay Henderson, IrvingtonJaimen Bryant, SomervilleJordan Harris, Woodbridge Chad Martini, Watchung HillsAli Lee, Jr., WoodbridgeAlijah Clark, CamdenJustin Evans-Jenkins, Irvington Sha'Kim Shuler, Freehold BoroNasir Robinson, Penns GroveXavier Coleman, LenapeWinston Jordan, Highland Regional Demie Sumo, WillingboroTyler Davis, LenapeJoe Metzger, Delsea Will Towns, Jackson MemorialDesmond Igbinosun, UnionJoe Mancino, Holmdel Bhayshul Tuten, PaulsboroAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Grant Puharic, Wall John Volker, Rumson-Fair HavenJake Schneider, Ocean CityBilly Searle, Nutley Josh Toner, Cherokee 2020 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense/Special Teams Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterReturn Specialist Zaire Angoy, IrvingtonLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJayden Brown, Winslow Twp.Jai Patel, South BrunswickAl Shadee-Salaam, East Orange Jihaad Campbell, Timber CreekKharyi Banton, Newark West SideJalen Cheek, Winslow Twp. Donovan Ezeiruaku, WilliamstownLocksley Burke, East OrangeDarian "Duce" Chestnut, Camden Von Factor, Rumson-Fair HavenLuke Cole, LenapeBrody Colbert, Williamstown Luke Doerr-Fredrickson, West MorrisMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonLee Coleman, Salem Mike Jarvis, ShawneeJake Inserra, Ocean CityShaquan Loyal, Newark West Side AJ Pena, SomervilleEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Dorian Rawls, West Orange Jordan Thompson, Parsippany HillsCharlie Sasso, WallRyan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven John Testa, Wayne ValleyKeon Sabb, Williamstown Corey Walker, Newark West Side Meet the 2020 Zoneman Finalists Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep QB Before ever taking a snap at St. Peter’s Prep, fans and coaches on the St. Peter’s Prep stands and sidelines buzzed about a kid nicknamed “Ducee” who would take New Jersey by storm. Now Tahj Bullock’s illustrious high school career is over – and he’ll be discussed as one of the most impactful player to ever play for the Marauders. Bullock, a Virginia Tech commit, flashed in the six games St. Peter’s Prep played in this season. He completed 51 percent of his passes for 818 yards and a touchdown to interception ratio of 12:0. Ducee also accounted for 306 yards and six more touchdowns on the ground, bringing his career touchdown total to an impeccable 52 scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Bullock Cookie Desiderio, Somerville RB Players like Cookie Desiderio don’t come around very often – and the numbers he produced in 2020 were just as unique. The Somerville bruiser exceeded every and all exception in this wild season with 1,569 rushing yards and 26 touchdowns on only 152 carries. That comes out to 10.3 yards every single time Desiderio took a handoff. You know what makes those numbers so impressive? It’s the fact that Desiderio did it in only seven games and that he surpassed every single benchmark he previously set in his junior season. Desiderio becomes the second player in Somerville history to be nominated for the award (Jalahn Dabney, 2018.) The recognition is well-deserved. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the feature: Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB Audric Estime put in an offseason for the ages to deliver one of the most dominant single season efforts anyone has ever seen in North Jersey. While playing in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the entire country, the St. Joe’s (Mont.) product ran roughshod over the competition for 190 carries, 1,857 yards and 22 touchdowns. All of those were career highs in only eight games played. The Michigan State commit was also the only player in the state to account for 2,000 scrimmage yards and finished 2020 with a total 2,042 yards and 24 touchdowns. The Big 10 better be ready for what’s coming. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story: Casey Larkin, Wall ATH Both the soul and heartbeat of Wall’s undefeated 2020 team is, without question, Casey Larkin. A starter on both sides of the ball for the Crimson Knights, Larkin shined in every game he played. At running back, he rushed for 870 yards and 13 touchdowns on only 97 carries. At defensive back, Larkin anchored the Crimson Knights defense with 32 tackles, five pass defenses and a fumble recovery. Wall won the unofficial Shore Conference championship this season and finished the year 7-0. Larkin delivered two standout performances in the semifinal and finals. Some in New Jersey consider Wall to be the state’s top-ranked team – if they indeed are, then Larkin had a major say in that decision. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story: Patrick “Cheeks” Smith, Holy Spirit RB If you ask any high school football fanatic in South Jersey who the area’s top player was this season, the answer would be short and quick: Cheeks. Patrick Smith, the Holy Spirit standout, was an absolute force to be reckoned with every time the rock was in his hands. Smith concluded an unforgettable 2020 campaign with 1,719 rushing yards and 16 touchdowns on a workhorse-like 221 carries this season. Holy Spirit ended the season at 8-0 after becoming the unofficial South Jersey champions with a 21-7 win over Lenape in the WJFL Bracket A Final. Smith’s incredible top-end speed and vision helped drive the Spartans to the upper echelon on New Jersey high school football in a crazy season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature: JSZ Plays of the Year The JSZ Football Plays of the Year will wrap up on December 21st with the six winners of each category vying for the top overall play of the year. We’ll interview the winner on December 23rd! Special Teams TD of the Year: Monday, Dec. 7th through Wednesday, Dec. 9th.TD Pass Play of the Year: Thursday, Dec. 10th through Saturday, Dec. 12th.Defensive TD of the Year: Sunday, Dec. 13th through Tuesday, Dec. 15th.TD Run of the Year: Wednesday, Dec. 16th through Friday. Dec. 18th.Sack of the Year: Saturday, Dec. 19th through Monday, Dec. 21st.2020 Overall Play of the Year (6 Plays of the Year winners): Monday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 23rd
Vote now for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
The 2020 fall season might have been shortened but it didn’t stop New Jersey’s soccer talent from providing amazing moments. Check out our goals of the year and top saves and vote now to see who takes home top honors! The 2020 high school soccer season provided incredible goals and saves from all around the state. The Jersey Sports Zone team went through every game we shot in 2020 and compiled our nominees for Goal of the Year and Save of the Year. In addition, we asked our great fan base to submit their favorite clips for our Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year. The voting is open NOW through Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Boys Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Girls Soccer Goal of the Year Take Our Poll Save of the Year (Boys and Girls) Take Our Poll Viewer’s Choice Goal of the Year Take Our Poll
Vote for the final Top Play Belt of 2020!
The 2020 high school football season has come to a close and JSZ brings you one more incredible batch of outstanding plays from every part of the state. Cast your vote now for the Top Play of Week 9 and see who takes home the JSZ Top Play Belt Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 9 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 12 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 9: Take Our Poll Congratulations to Brendan Vlasak of Watchung Hills for winning the Week 8 Top Play Belt
Seton Hall Prep Does the Unthinkable, Upsets NJ’s No. 1 Team
Seton Hall Prep has a knack for showing up in big games. This one, however, sets the bar at a new high. The Pirates stunned the entire Garden State and beyond with arguably the upset of the 2020 season by knocking off St. Peter’s Prep, the state’s No. 1 ranked team, in a 26-25 overtime […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Seton Hall Prep Defense Dominates Pope John
It had been 23 days since Seton Hall Prep was last on the field, but the Pirates’ defense shook off the rust in a big way against Pope John. The Pirates collected nine sacks and limited the Lions’ offense to 160 total yards on their way to a 7-0, low-scoring win on the road. JSZ’s […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Juggling TD…Scoop and Score…Great Grabs…Stellar Returns…What’s your choice for JSZ Week 4 Top Play??
It’s another outstanding group of nominees for Top Play from Week 4 of New Jersey high school football. Cast your vote now and get your favorite player a JSZ Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 4 of the 2020 high school football season. We have 10 nominees up for this week’s JSZ Top Play. Watch our video and cast your vote NOW! The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of our poll will get a visit from JSZ and be presented with the Top Play Belt. Thanks to everyone for watching our highlights. Check out some great plays from Week 4: Take Our Poll Congratulations to Montgomery’s Weber Karsay for winning JSZ’s Week 3 Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Saturday 10.24 JSZ Football Highlights
Saturday provided another strong slate of games across the Garden State to close out Week 4. Enjoy the highlights! Somerville 55 Summit 42 Cookie Desiderio had three TD runs and an 80 yard TD catch on a screen pass and sophomore quarterback Mike Miller ran for two scores and threw three TD’s to get the […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Saturday 10.3 JSZ Week 1 Football Highlights
We wrap up Week 1 with some incredible Saturday match-ups from all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 24 St. Joe-Montvale 21 Ryan Butler had three touchdowns and over 250 yards of offense and the Bergen Catholic defense held off a fourth-quarter comeback to win their opener on the road. Crusaders QB […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 10.1 JSZ Opening Day Soccer Highlights
The wait is over! The New Jersey soccer season officially kicked off with terrific action all over the state on Thursday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Ocean Township 2 Monmouth Regional 1 (OT) | Boys Michael Reid’s golden goal eight minutes into overtime gave the Spartans a season opening […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
JSZ Camp Countdown: Preseason Football Previews for the 2020 Season
Football teams in New Jersey are currently preparing for the 2020 high school season in a preseason like no other. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists are back pounding the pavement to cover the state and preview dozens of football programs leading up to Opening Day on Oct. 2. From now until then, our “JSZ Camp Countdown” series will highlight a new team daily in preparation for the season. Stop back in each day for a story on your favorite team, your crosstown rival or a team on the other end of New Jersey. Today’s JSZ Camp Countdown Feature: Timber Creek Major changes took place at Timber Creek this offseason as longtime head coach Rob Hinson joined the coaching staff at Rutgers. Brian Wright takes over for Hinson after eight seasons at Cherry Hill West. Wright now presides over one of the best rosters in the state highlighted by junior DE/WR Jihaad Campbell, and junior quarterback Donovan Leary. The Chargers also added senior running back, Temple-commit Johnny Martin, who transferred from Highland in the offseason. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story: Previous JSZ Camp Countdown Previews Scroll down to find a team’s preview, then click the name to watch! Week 1 8/17: Don Bosco Prep 8/18: Hammonton 8/19: Donovan Catholic 8/20: Ramapo 8/21: Absegami 8/22: Bridgewater-Raritan 8/23: Woodbridge Week 2 8/24: Paramus Catholic 8/25: Washington Township 8/26: Union 8/27: Holmdel 8/28: Seton Hall Prep 8/29: Lenape 8/30: Toms River North Week 3 8/31: Winslow 9/1: Sayreville 9/2: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 9/3: Wall 9/4: Hillside 9/5: Wayne Valley 9/6: St. Augustine Week 4 9/7: Holy Spirit 9/8: Westfield 9/9: Irvington 9/10: West Orange 9/11: Woodrow Wilson 9/12: Williamstown 9/13: Mater Dei Prep Week 5 9/14: Delbarton 9/15: Burlington Township 9/16: Red Bank Catholic 9/17: Pope John 9/18: Ridgewood 9/19: Red Bank Regional 9/20: Shawnee Week 6 9/21: DePaul Catholic 9/22: South Brunswick 9/23: Cedar Creek 9/24: Millville 9/25: St. Peter’s Prep 9/26: Timber Creek
Nine NJ Lax Players earn All-American Honors
The Under Armour All-American game will not be played this summer due to COVID-19, but the honor of being selected as one of the nation’s best remains. Six boys and three girls from New Jersey earn the prestigious honor. JSZ has highlights from the NJ contingent of All-Americans! The nation’s best high school lacrosse players were supposed to close out their high school careers this summer in Baltimore with the Under Armour All-American game but the coronavirus has canceled the annual showcase in 2020. Being selected for the team is still a great honor and nine New Jersey players will get presented with their Under Armour All-Star jersey. Six Garden State boys and three girls earned All-American honors. New Jersey Boys Under Armour All-American Selections Gabe Craven, Hun Goalie (Navy) CJ Kirst, Delbarton Attack (Cornell) Cole Krauss, Delbarton Defense (Duke) Connell Kumar, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Virginia) Chris Lyons, Shawnee Midfielder (Yale) Kyle Stephenson, Seton Hall Prep Midfielder (Michigan) New Jersey Girls Under Armour All-American Selections Gretchen Gilmore, Glen Ridge Midfielder (Penn State) Keelin Schlageter, Oak Knoll Midfielder (Notre Dame) Aine Maseker, Oak Knoll Defense (Notre Dame) JSZ Under Armour All-American Highlight Reels Check out our highlight reel compilation from our 2020 All-Americans!
JSZ A to Z: Top HS Football Players We’re Excited to See in 2020
Today’s “JSZ A to Z” Feature: Zaire Angoy, Irvington DT We reach the end of the road in our JSZ A to Z series with Zaire Angoy. The Irvington defensive tackle showed his ability to attract double teams and still make plays. After losing weight and joining the wrestling team, Angoy became highly recruited and ultimately chose to stay close to home at Rutgers. Watch our final feature in this exciting series: “JSZ A to Z” Features Click the name to watch the video. A Jaiden Abrams, Hammonton Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Aaron Armitage, Blair Academy B Kharyi Banton, Newark West Side Tahj Bullock, St. Peter’s Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul Catholic C Duce Chestnut, Camden Alijah Clark, Camden Amari Clark, Woodrow Wilson D Ah-Shaun Davis, Willingboro Carnell Davis, St. Augustine Charles DePrima, Ramapo Cookie Desiderio, Somerville E Audric Estime, St. Joe’s (Mont.) F Cole Freeman, Delbarton Frankie Monte, St. Joe’s (Mont.) G Mikai Gbayor, Irvington Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei Prep Keshon Griffin St. Joseph (Hamm.) H “Hollywood” Robinson, Penns Grove I Desmond Igbinosun, Union J Mike Jarvis, Shawnee Giye Jenkins, Seton Hall Prep K Jake Kazanowsky, Toms River North Jake Ketschek, St. Augustine L Casey Larkin, Wall Donovan Leary, Timber Creek Ali Lee, Jr., Woodbridge Jake Louro, Red Bank Catholic M Tywon Malone, Bergen Catholic Camron McNair, Donovan Catholic Bryce Myers, Bridgewater-Raritan N Naran Buntin, Mater Dei Prep O Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional P Avery Powell, St. Peter’s Prep Q Matt Quetel, Phillipsburg R George Rooks, St. Peter’s Prep Frank Riggio, Verona Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven S Keon Sabb, Williamstown Justin Shorter, Blair Academy Patrick Smith, Holy Spirit Ricky “Pop” Spruill, Notre Dame T Will Towns, Jackson Memorial Jordan Thompson, Parsippany Hills U Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine Prep V Geno VanDeMark, St. Joe’s (Mont.) John Volker, Rumson-Fair Haven W Kevin Wigenton II, Hun School X Xavier Coleman, Lenape Y Yah-Sin Calhoun, Freehold Boro Z Zaire Angoy, Irvington
Vote now for RWJBarnabas Top Play from Week One of Last Dance!
Three days of wall to wall baseball – 333 games total. What are the best plays captured by JSZ cameras? Vote now for your favorite play from the Last Dance Baseball Tournament! Baseball’s back and RWJBarnabas is helping JSZ celebrate its return with the top plays captured by our cameras from the first three days of the Last Dance High School World Series. Jersey Sports Zone was able to get to nearly 40 games and we’ve got some incredible web gems, walk-off game winners and towering bombs as part of our top plays. Watch the video below and then cast your vote for your favorite highlight. The winner of our poll will win a JSZ Game Ball and we’ll make a presentation next week during the second round of the Last Dance. The polls stay open through Sunday at 12 noon. Take Our Poll Thanks to RWJBarnabas for sponsoring JSZ’s Top Plays and being the presenting sponsor of the Last Dance World Series
Watch Wednesday 7.15 JSZ Last Dance Baseball Tournament Highlights
It’s moving day in the 222-team, winner-take-all Last Dance. Teams look to punch their spot to Thursday’s Region championships and a chance to get a spot in the single elimination tournament next week! Jersey Sports Zone has our cameras bouncing around to regionals throughout the state. We will post our highlights throughout the day and night. Jersey Sports Zone’s Last Dance Tournament highlights are being brought to you by Sterling National Bank Lincroft Regional Lincroft Colts (CBA) 5 Wall 3 Vanderbilt commit Pat Reilly made the most of his three innings on the mound with six strikeouts and delivered a pair of RBI doubles to pace the offense and put the Colts in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship against Middletown North. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: West Orange Regional Hall Ball (Seton Hall Prep) 13 West Orange 3 Brandon Hersh, Karson Harcourt and Justin Cassella starred in Hall Ball’s strong showing Wednesday night to top crosstown rival, West Orange. Hersh and Harcourt were strong from the plate all game long, and Cassella closed out the evening with a 340-foot long ball. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange High School: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly brought to you by One-on-One with Steve Adubato. Lawrenceville Regional Lawrence Road Irish (Notre Dame) defeated East Windsor Rams (Hightstown) 6-2 thanks to a pair of big performances from Gavin Martin and Thomas Mills who produced four RBI’s. Notre Dame takes on Lawrence on 7/15. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hightstown coverage. Tinton Falls Regional Middletown North 9 Blue+Grey (Marlboro) 4 Ryan Rozinski blasted a 2-run homer and Colin Dowlen drove in three more runs to give the #4 seed a spot in the Lincroft-Tinton Falls Regional championship on Wednesday. The Lions knock off the top two seeds in their pool. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North is made possible by ACI Medical&Dental School Bridgewater Regional Spartans (Immaculata) 1 BR-Baseball (Bridgewater-Raritan) 0 Immaculata senior Ryan Kabus threw a gem of a game Wednesday afternoon at Prince Rodgers Field. Kabus, the hero from last year’s Somerset County Final, threw a complete game shutout with 10 strikeouts for the win. The Spartans will face Branchburg (Somerville) in the regional championship on Thursday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Bridgewater: Sponsor Shoutout! JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. North Brunswick Regional Vikings Baseball (South Brunswick) 2 OB Knights (Old Bridge) 1 After losing 1-0 in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship over a year ago, South Brunswick defeated division rival Old Bridge 2-1. Pitcher Kyle Gruver finished with seven strikeouts and no earned runs. Matt Storch’s RBI single in the bottom of the fourth would tie the game before a bunt would help the Vikings take the eventual go-ahead score. South Brunswick takes on Middlesex on 7/16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Ocean City Regional BPC Spartans (Holy Spirit) 4 Triple Crown (Egg Harbor Twp.) 3 Trevor Cohen gave Holy Spirit the lead with a 2-RBI double in the 5th inning. Then Cohen hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win it for the Spartans in the bottom of the 7th. Donovan Patten went the distance for Spirit on the mound, striking out six. Holy Spirit improves to (2-0) in pool play, and can advance with a victory on Thursday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Ocean City Regional Mainland 8 Ocean City 5 These rival teams were locked in a back-and-forth battle until Luke Mazur hit an RBI single in the 6th inning to give the Mustangs the lead for good. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from OC: Williamstown Regional EHC Pirates (Cedar Creek) 5 Chargers (Timber Creek) 3 Dan DiGiovannantonio’s RBI triple in the fifth inning proved to be the difference as Cedar Creek pulled away from Timber Creek. Nate Kennedy picked up the win on the mound and chipped in an RBI at the plate to help his cause. The Pirates improve to (2-0) in pool play and will face Williamstown for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: JSZ’s coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Williamstown Regional Williamstown 3 Buena 1 The Braves got a dominant performance in relief from Ryan Achey as they hang on to defeat the Chiefs. Achey struck out the side in the fifth and seventh innings, as he racked up seven strikeouts over four innings. Williamstown improves to (2-0) in pool play and will face the EHC Pirates for the regional championship tomorrow. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Williamstown: Brick Regional Jackson Memorial 4 Mustang Baseball Club (Brick Memorial) 0 A hot start paced the way for Jackson as the Jags took a 2-0 lead in the first after a two-run homer by Tom Cartnick. Junior RHP Matt Potok pitched a shutout through four innings with seven strikeouts. Jackson is now (2-0) in pool play and will take on the Monmouth Monarchs (Manalapan) tomorrow. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Brick: JSZ’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is made possible by Louro Chiropractic Center. Coming this Friday….JSZ Top Plays from the Last Dance Tournament We’ll compile the top plays captured by JSZ cameras in the first week of the Last Dance Tournament and ask you to vote for the top play. The winner of our poll this weekend will get a JSZ Game Ball and a presentation with their teammates. Thanks to RWJ Barnabas for supporting the Last Dance Tournament and our coverage!
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight: Seton Hall Prep’s Connell Kumar
Coronavirus has brought the world to a screeching halt at the moment, and that includes high school sports in the Garden State. JSZ is spotlighting prominent senior athletes who are waiting and hoping to take the field again this spring. Our mission is to tell their stories, and share how they’re trying to stay ready, both physically and mentally. Today’s JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight features Seton Hall Prep scoring sensation Connell Kumar. JSZ’s Jay Cook spoke with the University of Virginia commit: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is brought to you by “One on One with Steve Adubato.”
Vote now for the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year!
We haven’t forgotten about the goalies. JSZ brings you 10 amazing stops captured by our cameras. Cast your vote now to see who gets the JSZ Hockey Save of the Year We spent the last week having fun with a tournament-style 32 bracket of JSZ’s top hockey goals. Now it’s time to give the goalies some love. We went through all of our games and picked out the best saves captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras. The polls are open NOW and will close on Monday at 3:00 pm. Watch the ten nominees and cast your vote for JSZ Hockey Save of the Year: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Vote Now for JSZ Hockey Goal of the Year!
With everyone at home, JSZ turns things up a notch with our Plays of the Year. We’ve got an NCAA Tournament style bracket for the 2020 JSZ Dunk of the Year! Watch 32 dunks captured by our cameras and cast your vote every day! If you’re like us, we’re missing brackets during March Madness so our Plays of the Year are going to bring a chance for us to look at matchups and have some fun! We took the top 32 goals from our archives this season and put them in head-to-head matchups. We’re asking for your vote every day as we narrow the field from the round of 32 down to the final two! The polls are open NOW until 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. Vote Now of the First Round’s 16 Matchups! Click Each Player’s Name to Watch Their Goal Jake Puskar (Summit) vs. Ryan Rodrigues (Seton Hall Prep) Take Our Poll Luke McNamara (Manasquan) vs. Grant Loges (Ridge) Take Our Poll Kellum Foster-Palmer (Montclair) vs. Cooper Fojas (Nutley) Take Our Poll Anthony Galante (Marlboro) vs. Michael Boyer (Hopewell Valley) Take Our Poll Zach Johnson (Gloucester Catholic) vs. Leah Stecker (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Rocco Salvato (Princeton) vs. Aram Minnetian (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Greg Spitznagel (Summit) vs. Evan Brown (CBA) Take Our Poll Jimmy Mullarney (Middletown North) vs. Hunter McGee (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Chris Farinacci (Manasquan) vs. Nick Vantassell (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll Brett Janifer (Montclair) vs. Rich Kulaszewski (St. John Vianney) Take Our Poll Ben Conrod (Delbarton) vs. Sal Guzzo (Don Bosco Prep) Take Our Poll Nick Piscopo (Middletown South) vs. Dante Amato (Colonia) Take Our Poll Michael Sofia (Randolph) vs. Christian Cuccia (St. Joseph Metuchen) Take Our Poll Gordon Ogden (Red Bank Regional) vs. Seth Kaplan (Morristown-Beard) Take Our Poll JT Zangara (Randolph) vs. Demitri Forand (Middletown South) Take Our Poll Kyle Contessa (CBA) vs. Dylan Idland/Jason Kwestel (Morris Knolls-Hills) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Hockey Goal of the Year is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance!
Vote now for JSZ’s NJ Devils Feb/March Top Goals!
Ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras. We’re asking for your vote to give New Jersey high school hockey players an incredible experience with the New Jersey Devils. Watch our Top 10 goals from Conference Tournaments and the state playoffs and cast your vote now! For the third straight year, the New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone to honor the best goals from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of December captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Friday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals from the postseason will be honored during the Devils game against the Calgary Flames at the Prudential Center on March 19th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils give our Plays of the Month winners an incredible experience. Our top 5 goal scorers from December will meet a Devils player prior to the game against the Calgary Flames on March 19th, followed by dinner and the Top 5 goals played on the world’s largest indoor arena scoreboard during the second intermission. Watch last month’s JSZ video that featured Devils forward Joey Anderson breaking down the Top 5 goals from January:
What Thursday 3.5 Hockey State Semifinal Highlights
Three more hockey state semifinals have the field set for this Monday at the Rock and the NJSIAA state hockey championships. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook have the highlights from all three games at Mennen Arena! Don Bosco Prep 5 Seton Hall Prep 3 | Non-Public The Ironmen scored three straight goals to build a two-goal cushion and were able to hold off Seton Hall Prep’s two-goal third period to return to the Rock to defend their Non-Public state championship. Connor Sedlak had a pair of goals with Arthur Tsimerman, Salvatore Guzzo and Ryan Fine also lighting the lamp for the Ironmen. Don Bosco Prep will take on CBA in Newark on Monday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mennen Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One on One with Steve Adubato Summit 3 Manasquan 2 (OT) | Public C Greg Spitznagel’s second goal of the game 4:01 into overtime puts the Hilltoppers into the state finals for a third straight year. Summit took a 2-0 lead on a shorthanded goal by Jake Puskar early in the second period but Manasquan would respond with a pair of goals by Anthony Dowd to tie the game at two heading into the third period. Summit will face Ramsey in the state finals this Monday at the Prudential Center. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mennen Arena: Ramsey 3 Lakeland 0 | Public C Ramsey goaltender Dane Beltramini recored a 13-save shutout as his Rams defeated Lakeland to advance to the Public C championship game. Simon Cohen, Ryan Schwarz and Jake Barone all notched goals in the win. The Rams will face top-seeded Summit in the Public C final on Monday at the Prudential Center. Watch all the highlights here:
Seton Hall Prep opens state hockey playoffs with emphatic victory
The Road to the Rock is here! It’s a two-week sprint to the Prudential Center and the New Jersey high school hockey state championships. JSZ begins its post-season coverage with Seton Hall Prep opening the Non-Public bracket with a dominating effort against Saint John Vianney Seton Hall Prep 10 Saint John Vianney 0 | Non-Public First Round The Pirates scored two goals in the final 1:20 of the first period to jump out to a 3-0 lead and poured it on from there to advance to the Non-Public Quarterfinals. The Prep will face Bergen Catholic for the fourth time this season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: JSZ was able to bring you coverage of this game thanks to two great partners. Thanks to One on One with Steve Adubato (Seton Hall Prep) and the SJV hockey booster club for supporting Jersey Sports Zone!
Montclair Immaculate Wins First Essex County Title
The rebuild at Montclair Immaculate took time, but the result to that hard work was well earned. The top-seeded Lions took down 17-time champions Seton Hall Prep, 63-51, to capture the first Essex County championship in program history. Week in and week out, the Lions play one of the tougher regular season schedules in North Jersey. Battling through adversity helped them secure this win. Senior Zion Bethea, a Hofstra commit, led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds, both game-highs. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is proud to have loyal sponsors support our top-notch highlights. Thanks to “One on One with Steve Adubato,” we’re able to cover all Seton Hall Prep athletics this year.
Watch Monday 2.17 JSZ Gordon Cup Hockey Highlights
The cup season is alive and well in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone has coverage from two Gordon Cup quarterfinals from Monday afternoon. Enjoy the highlights! Bergen Catholic 5 Seton Hall Prep 3 Senior forward Nick Stoebling pumped in a career-high four goals as the No. 3 seed Crusaders advanced past the No. 6 seed Seton Hall Prep. Goalie Brendan McCaskey stopped 27 of 30 shots in the win. The Crusaders will face No. 2 seed CBA in the Gordon Cup semifinals on Wednesday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Ice House: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep and Bergen Catholic is proudly brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato and Rothman Orthopaedics, respectively. Gloucester Catholic 6 Delbarton 3 For the first time in program history Gloucester Catholic defeated Delbarton 6-3 in the Gordon Cup Quarterfinals. The Rams jumped out to an early two goal lead before eventually leading 4-2 entering the third period. Chris Pelosi and Jake Grace each found net twice for Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our Gloucester Catholic coverage.
Watch Tuesday 2.11 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Tuesday night featured some fantastic match-ups all over the state. Check back throughout the evening to watch all of the highlights! Rutgers Prep 65 Gill St. Bernard’s 59 The potential Somerset County Tournament final did not disappoint. Gill St. Bernard’s ran out to a 17 point lead over Rutgers Prep early in the second quarter, but the sharpshooting of 2021 point guard Noah Harris brought the Argonauts back in for the win. Harris hit five three-pointers en route to a game-high 19 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Gladstone: Seton Hall Prep 77 Newark East Side 42 The Pirates opened the game with a 23-2 run and cruised to its 12th straight victory and a 14-5 overall record. Matt Curran led the balanced scoring attack with 13, Giye Jenkins added 12 points, Zander Zebrowski had 11 and Mason Morial made it four Pirates in double digits with 10. Seton Hall Prep made 12 triples in its victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone welcomes a new partner to our team. We’re excited to have One on One with Steve Adubato to support JSZ’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep. We’ll have more highlights of the Pirates all year long thanks to Steve! St. Augustine 54 Atlantic City 48 Matt Delaney poured in a game-high 25 points, as the Hermits beat the rival Vikings for the second time this season. Sharon Watson bounced off of the bench to score a team-high 14 points for A.C. in this loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape-Atlantic League clash:
Watch Monday 2.3 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Welcome to February, New Jersey hockey fans! We’re coming down the final stretch of the regular season as teams with playoff dreams look to secure the wins they need. Stay tuned for highlights from Codey Arena and the Red Bank Armory tonight! Bergen Catholic 4 Seton Hall Prep 3 Bergen Catholic freshman Aram Minnetian accounted for three points (1 goal, 2 assists) as the Crusaders topped Seton Hall Prep for their ninth consecutive win this season. Minnetian is the leading scorer in the Gordon Conference with 19 goals and nine assists. Seton Hall Prep’s Timothy O’Connell scored twice in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Bergen Catholic athletics is proudly brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. They’re the reason JSZ was at this game! Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Middletown North 2 Sam Catalano broke a 2-2 tie early in the third period and Casey Freeman added an insurance goal to give RFH its 11th win and an unbeaten streak that reaches nine. John Miranda and Colin Delanzo gave Middletown North a 2-1 lead before Ryan Croddick scored after winning a faceoff and fired a sharp angle shot to drawn the Bulldogs even. RFH controlled the third period to get the win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights from the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown North and Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ACI Medical & Dental School. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.edu to learn more!
Watch Saturday 2.1 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Welcome to February! One of the busiest basketball months of the season begins with a bang as JSZ has tons of great highlights from showcases in Roselle, Delran and Atlantic City. We’ll have the highlights coming all night long. The Patrick School 43 Roselle Catholic 40 | Tom Richel Memorial Hoopfest Although The Patrick School is still without star Jonathan Kuminga due to injury, his Celtic teammates stepped up on the big stage and emerged victorious from another war with rival Roselle Catholic. Class of 2021 center Adama Sanogo put together a monster double-double by powering TPS with 17 points and 23 rebounds in the win. Xavier-commit C.J. Wilcher led the Lions with 14 points in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Roselle Catholic: Seton Hall Prep 64 Wildwood Catholic 44 | Battle by the Bay The Pirates made a statement on their trip south to Atlantic City, holding off a Crusaders comeback attempt before sending fans to the exits early. Gary Hinds led a balanced attack for The Prep with 16 points. Mason Morial and Zander Zebrowski each scored 13 points in the victory. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt scored a game-high 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds in the loss for Catholic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the Saturday finale at the Battle by the Bay: Camden 83 Holy Cross 42 | Holy Cross Prep Showcase The Panthers put on a show in a blowout win over the Lancers. The High briefly trailed in the first quarter, but went on a 24-4 run to close the quarter and they never looked back. DJ Wagner went for a game-high 22 points, and added five assists, as Camden wins its eleventh game in a row. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from the Holy Cross Prep Showcase: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Moorestown 27 Haddonfield 25| Holy Cross Prep Showcase In a battle of defending state champions, Moorestown (15-1) defeated Haddonfield (15-2) in a low-scoring affair. Haddonfield had a chance to win the game with six seconds left, but a three-point attempt was off the mark. James Byrd and Logan Jagodzinski both finished with eight points in the victory for the Quakers. Ben Cerrato had 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Haddons in the loss. JSZs Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from the Holy Cross Prep Showcase: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring both our Haddonfield and Moorestown coverage.
Watch Monday 1.27 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ brings you a pair of games from the Monday night New Jersey high school ice. Seton Hall Prep pulls off a Gordon Conference upset as the Pirates upend 4th ranked Gloucester Catholic plus we have the Hun School putting up double digits against Notre Dame. Watch it all now! Seton Hall Prep 3 Gloucester Catholic 2 The Pirates scored three goals in the second period to snap a four-game losing streak and upset the #4 ranked team in the latest state polls. Aidan D’Urso tied the game at one in the opening minute of the second and the Pirates took a 2-1 lead on a Timothy O’Connell shot that navigated through traffic and into the net. Daniel Sieman’s goal with under three minutes to go in the second proved to be the game-winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance Group Hun 11 Notre Dame 3 Six-time defending Mercer County Tournament Champions Hun defeated Notre Dame 11-3 to grab back-to-back wins. The Raiders were able to take a 7-1 lead going into the fourth behind two-goal performances from Eddie Evaldi, Alexis Landry and Chris Brake. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Notre Dame coverage.
Vote Now for JSZ’s Week 4 North Jersey Game Balls!
Another week of the high school basketball season means two more North Jersey basketball players will be honored for outstanding performances. Vote in the polls below for Week 4’s JSZ North Jersey Game Ball winner! The polls are open NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. JSZ will pay a visit to a mid-week practice or game and present Game Balls to the winners of our polls. Thanks to coaches who have sent us nominations for their players. A reminder that you can email Jay@JerseySportsZone.com by Saturday night for any players who you think are worthy of a Game Ball nomination. North Jersey Boys’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Girls’ Basketball Poll Take Our Poll Last Week’s Winners Hanover Park senior twins Brielle and Kyle Junda became the first set of twins to win a JSZ Game Ball in the same week. Brielle had 28 points vs. Peaquannock and then Kyle collected 29 points and eight rebounds two days later against Whippany Park.
Vote now for JSZ’s NJ Devils Goals of the Month for December!
Ten great nominees captured by JSZ cameras. We’re asking for your vote to give New Jersey high school hockey players an incredible experience with the New Jersey Devils. Watch our Top 10 goals from December and cast your vote now! For the third straight year, the New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone to honor the best goals from New Jersey high school hockey. We’re asking your vote for the top hockey goal of December captured by JSZ cameras. We have 10 great nominees from all around the state. Our poll stays open through Sunday at 12:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get one of our 5 spots for our plays of the month segment. The other four slots are selected by the Devils and JSZ staff. Our Top 5 goals for December will be honored during the Devils game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Prudential Center on January 12th. Watch some great goals and cast your vote! Take Our Poll The Devils give our Plays of the Month winners an incredible experience. Our top 5 goal scorers from December will meet a Devils player prior to the game against the Lightning on January 12th, followed by dinner and the Top 5 goals played on the world’s largest indoor arena scoreboard during the second intermission. Watch last year’s JSZ video that featured Devils defenseman Damon Severson breaking down the Top 5 goals from December, 2018:
Pins Galore as Seton Hall Prep tops South Plainfield on the Mat
It might still be early in the season, but both Seton Hall Prep and South Plainfield (the reigning Group 2 champions) were looking for statement wins to start off the year. The Pirates pulled out a 40-31 victory over the Tigers after a match highlighted by eight total pins between the two squads. Seton Hall Prep lead 31-10 at the turn of the lineup and South Plainfield got within four points before a Connor Decker tech ended the match. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from South Plainfield: Match Results 145: Cole Carroll (SHP) over Issa Jadallah (Fall 0:35) 152: Xavier Santos (SOPL) over Aidan Cunningham (MD 8-0) 160: Jack Wilt (SHP) over Daniel Borsos (Fall 5:53) 170: Zachary Merlino (SHP) over Aidan MacKenzie (MD 14-3) 182: AJ Hinton (SHP) over Kenneth Clevengar (Fall 5:58) 195: Michael Massa (SHP) over Thomas Renna (Dec. 6-5) 220: Andrew Mitzak (SHP) over Austin Scott (Fall 1:03) 285: Julian Medina (SOPL) over Brandon Blanco (Fall 0:28) 106: J.J. Giordano (SOPL) over Joseph Sciarrone (Dec. 2-0) 113: Julian Irizarry (SOPL) over Robert Crofford (Fall 2:38) 120: Jacob DelVecchio (SOPL) over Gabriel Jiminez (Fall 4:40) 126: Lawrence Melchionda (SHP) over Andrew Loniewski (MD 13-2) 132: Anthony White (SOPL) over Dean Musialowicz (Fall 3:51) 138: Connor Decker (SHP) over Tyler Balent (TF 15-0 4:41)
Watch Saturday 12.21 JSZ Boys Basketball Highlights
It’s showcase season in New Jersey and we tip it off with teams from all over the state. Stay tuned throughout the night as all the highlights come in! Rutgers Prep 78 Seton Hall Prep 65 | HoopGroup Tip Off Showcase With tons of young talent on their roster, Rutgers Prep is fixing to be a key player in the Non-Public B bracket this season. The Argonauts secured their second win in as many games Saturday after a 20-point game from Noah Harris and an 18-point, eight rebound effort from senior Nico Galette. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Elizabeth: Patrick School 70 Hun School 49 | HoopGroup Tip Off Showcase Eligibility issues with the NJSIAA leaves The Patrick School’s three star players Johnathon Kuminga, Adama Sanogo and Bretner Mutombo on the bench. But the Celtics have shown through two games already they might have one of the deepest rosters in the state. Samson Johnson (22 points), Noah Farrakhan and Zarique Nutter (18 points each) led the way for TPS in another early season win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Elizabeth: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Hun School is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. St. Augustine 77 Trenton 45 | Ocean City PBA Tip-off Weekend The Hermits opened the season with an emphatic win over the Tornadoes at the Ocean City PBA Tip-off Weekend. Sophomore Elmarko Jackson led the way with 18 points. Nick Leo and Matt Delaney each chipped in with 13 points for St. Augustine. Preston Carter scored a game-high 19 points for Trenton in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Coverage of Trenton is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Wildwood Catholic 58 Notre Dame 45 | Ocean City PBA Tip-off Weekend West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt threw down dunk after dunk, en route to a game-high 27 points for the Crusaders. David Zarfatti chipped in with 12 points as Catholic improves to (2-0). Quentin Autry scored a team-high 15 points for the Irish in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Ocean City: Coverage of Notre Dame is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Blair 69 Patrick School (National) 57 Despite University of Virgina commit Jabri Abdur-Rahim being out, Blair Academy defeated newly formed Patrick School National 69-57. The Bucs trailed 30-24 at halftime but battled back thanks to a 21 point performance from Akoldah Gak. Fellow 2021 four star prospect Jaylen Blakes finished with 24. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Toms River North 81 Point Pleasant Boro 46 | WOBM Christmas Classic Najae Hallenbeck had 22 points and 18 rebounds and Jakari Spence added 21 as the 2nd seeded Mariners cruised into the quarterfinals of the WOBM Christmas Classic and a matchup with Donovan Catholic. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has highlights from Toms River: Camden Catholic 49 Burlington Twp. 38 | Jimmy V Showcase The two-time defending Non-Public A South chamption Fighting Irish needed a team effort to get past Burlington Township. Aric Hall scored a game-high 17 points to lead Camden Catholic in the victory. Zach Collins had a big third quarter, with 7 points and two blocks, to help the Fighting Irish pull away in the second half. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from the Jimmy V Showcase: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Watch Monday 12.16 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The action continues to heat up on the ice all across the Garden State. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights showcasing three Gordon Conference teams and a Mercer County showdown. Notre Dame 5 Robbinsville 3 In a matchup of two undefeated Mercer County teams, Notre Dame handed Robbinsville their first loss of the year to remain unbeaten (5-0). Despite trailing by two in the first period, the Irish with three unanswered goals rallied in the second to take a brief lead. As the game sat tied in the third, Carson Skove found net to put ND ahead once again. Skove and Sam Kraus each finished with two scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Robbinsville coverage. Gloucester Catholic 3 Pope John 0 The Rams bounced back from a Sunday night loss against Don Bosco with a shutout win over the Lions. Chris Liscio stopped all 18 shots he faced in net. Nick Fascia and Matthew Frett both scored for GC, with Tyler Carter adding an empty netter to seal the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Gordon Conference clash: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Seton Hall Prep 3 Manasquan 1 After suffering two straight losses to Don Bosco and Portledge (N.Y.) to open the season, Seton Hall Prep got right and won their first game of 2019 against Manasquan of the Shore Conference. Kyle Bishop, Alex Kuhtik and Sal Betro all scored in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange:
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Vote now for JSZ’s 2019 Football Plays of the Year!
As we get ready for the Regional Championships and the end of the high school football season, JSZ has gone deep in its archives to pick out the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2019 football season. We’ve got seven categories for you to vote on. The polls are open NOW through Wednesday night at 9:00 p.m. The winner of each category will get an invite to Jersey Sports Zone’s third annual football banquet on December 11 in Woodbridge. Thank you again to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible plays to choose from. Watch all the videos below and cast your vote now! TD Run of the Year Take Our Poll TD Pass Play of the Year Take Our Poll Defensive TD of the Year Take Our Poll Special Teams TD of the Year Take Our Poll Sack of the Year Take Our Poll Clutch Play of the Year Take Our Poll Viewers Choice Play of the Year Take Our Poll JSZ’s Top Play Belt winners from the regular season are not in the Plays of the Year. Those winners will be invited to the banquet and be honored along with our Plays of the Year winners. JSZ 2019 Top Play Belt Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, Pingry Week 1: Thomas Amankwaa, Hillsborough Week 2: David Hicks, Red Bank Regional Week 3: Nate Summerville, Shawnee Week 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan Catholic Week 5: Nasir Abney, Holy Cross Week 6: Mike Cassanata, Wayne Hills Week 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Week 8: Jake Cook, Mainland Week 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial
Vote Now for the JSZ 2019 Soccer Plays of the Year
The 2019 New Jersey soccer season has come to a close. The JSZ cameras have been able to capture some amazing moments from every part of the state. We have our nominees in five different categories – watch all the incredible goals and saves and cast your vote. We’ll keep the polls open until Tuesday at 2:00 pm. The winners will be presented with plaques from Jersey Sports Zone. Thank you again for the support and kind words from the soccer community throughout the 2019 season! Tuesday UPDATE Thank you to everyone who voted for the JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year. Our polls closed after 2pm due to overwhelming votes. Because of this, we will be awarding two plaques to the Boys Soccer Goal of the Year and Boys Soccer Save of the Year due to the voting being so close. We thank you for taking the time vote and the great passion showed by the New Jersey soccer community! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch 11.16 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
Playoff action continues with sectional semifinal games on the Public side, and quarterfinal games on the Non-Public side. We’ve got four more games of action. Watch our teaser then scroll below to watch all the highlights! St. Augustine 20 Seton Hall Prep 15 | Non-Public Group 4 Quarterfinal Is this the biggest win in St. Augustine football history? It just might be. The Hermits lead 14-0 late in the third quarter before Seton Hall Prep scored 15 unanswered points to take the lead with just over four minutes left in regulation. St. Augustine answered with the play of the day, an 80-yard touchdown from Austin Leyman to Carnell Davis for the win. The Hermits will face No. 1 seed St. Peter’s Prep in the semifinals next Friday. JSZ’ Jay Cook has all the highlights and post-game reaction from this thriller in West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s state playoff coverage is made possible by QuickChek. Mater Dei Prep 49 Pope John 14 | Non-Public Group 3 Quarterfinal Malik Ingram was dominant in his final home game with 20 carries for 302 yards and 4 touchdowns to give the Seraphs a rematch with Red Bank Catholic in the state semifinals next week. Last year, RBC topped Mater Dei Prep 14-10 at MetLife Stadium in the state finals. Mater Dei led 28-14 at the half before adding three more scores. Clarence Lewis, Kyree Drake and Isaiah Noguera had the other Seraphs touchdowns. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s state playoff coverage is made possible by QuickChek. Cedar Creek 50 Bernards 10 | Group 2 Central Semifinal The Pirates stormed out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. Louie Barrios rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Purdue commit Max Melton had an interception and a kickoff return for a score. Jamal Chapman found the end zone on a pick-six. Jojo Bermudez and Jeremy Taylor rushed for touchdowns as well. Creek advances to face either Camden or Pleasantville in the sectional final next weekend. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: Woodrow Wilson 42 Holmdel 0 | Group 3 South Semifinal The Tigers turned in a dominant performance to punch its ticket to the Group 3 South Final. Devin Kargman was fantastic through the air, passing for 449 yards and 4 touchdowns. His top target on the day was Malik Harvey, who racked up 5 catches for 187 yards and 4 touchdowns. Woodrow Wilson looks to win its second-consecutive sectional title as they host Somerville next week. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Camden: Coverage of Holmdel is brought to you by the Law Office of Lawrence Luttrell.
Watch Sunday 11.10 JSZ Championship Soccer Highlights
Championship Sunday at Kean University features four exciting soccer matchups to determine who are the garden state’s best Non-Public teams. We have coverage from all four finals on Sunday. Come back throughout the night and enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 1 St. Augustine 0 (2OT) | Boys Non-Public A Final It took 91 minutes and a battle against one of the state’s best defensive squads, but Seton Hall Prep is state champions for the first time in a decade. A 50/50 service into the box was contested by Seton Hall Prep’s Lucas Ross early in the second half – that pass ultimately went through the keeper’s hands into the back of the net. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the state playoffs is sponsored by QuickChek! Gill St. Bernard’s 3 Moorestown Friends 0 | Boys Non-Public B Final Micaah Garnette scored twice to reach the 30 goal mark and the Blue Knights won their second straight Non-Public B state title. Garnette scored in the 5th minute to set the early tone and ten minutes later Jordan Canica weaved around three defenders to find the net for his 17th of the season. Garnette sealed the title in the 76th minute on a penalty kick. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: Thanks to QuickChek for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to bring you state championship coverage! Pingry 6 DePaul 0 | Girls Non-Public A Final For a second straight year Pingry was crowned Non-Public A Champions following a dominating 6-0 win over DePaul Catholic. Big Blue was led by Columbia University Commit Madisyn Pilla who scored twice in the first half. Pilla has reached 48 goals this year with 11 of those coming in the postseason. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Quick Chek for sponsoring all of our 2019 postseason soccer coverage! Rutgers Prep 2 Saddle River Day 0 | Girls Non-Public B Final The Argonauts put the finishing touches on the greatest season in program history with an impressive 2-0 win over the Rebels. Shots came early and often for Rutgers Prep, who dominated possession all afternoon, but could not get on the board in the first half. Micah Livingston scored in the 46th minute to break the tie scoreless. Asia Hankerson followed up in the 47th minute with a rocket that beat Livia Davidson. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Kean University: Thank you to QuickChek for sponsoring all of our 2019 postseason soccer coverage!
Watch Thursday 11.7 Sectional Championship Soccer Highlights
There was plenty of hardware to hand on on Thursday, with sectional champions hoisting trophies all around the state. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights and reaction! Seton Hall Prep 5 Pingry 3 | Boys Non-Public A North Final The term “instant classic” gets thrown around quite often after a wild game, but it couldn’t fit a single game this season any better than Thursday afternoon in West Orange. Seton Hall Prep junior striker Lucas Ross netted a second-half hat trick to power his Pirates to their seventh sectional championship in program history. Pingry, who defeated top-seeded Delbarton to reach the final, fell short late in the second half. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! Gill St. Bernard’s 1 Montclair Kimberly Academy 0 | Boys Non-Public B North Final Finlay Turnbull’s header off a corner kick in the 61st minute was all that GSB needed to win a second straight Non-Public “B” North championship. Gill St. Bernard’s will face Moorestown Friends in the state title game this Sunday at Kean. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Montclair: JSZ’s state playoff coverage is brought to you by Quick Chek. Head to QuikChek now and use our coupon to get a buy one get one free Ciabatta! St. Augustine 1 Christian Brothers 0 | Boys Non-Public A South Final The Hermits captured their first sectional title since 2010, beating the four-time defending sectional champion Colts. Owen Kitch headed in a goal off of an assist from Antonio Matos in the first half for the only tally of the game. St. Augustine keeper Anthony Libero earned the clean sheet in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Richland: Eastern 3 Toms River North 0 | Girls Group 4 South Final The undefeated Vikings scored three goals in the first 40 minutes to take all of the drama out of this one by halftime. La Salle commit Kelli McGroarty broke through with a goal off of a corner kick from Cami Silvestro. Devyn Shapiro scored a few minutes later when her header deflected off of a Mariners defender and in. Then Rutgers commit Riley Tiernan scored off of a pass from McGroarty late in the first half. Olivia Alves earned the clean sheet for Eastern in net. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as the Vikings celebrate back-to-back sectional titles: Coverage of Eastern is sponsored by Cooper University Health Care. Hopewell Valley 4 Allentown 2 | Girls Group 3 Central Final A year after tasting defeat to Brick Township in the Central Jersey Group 3 final, Hopewell Valley avenged its loss to take home its first sectional title since 2016. The Bulldogs were able to beat Allentown 4-2 thanks to a big day from captain Nicola Mosionek, who would finish with two goals and an assist. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage! Haddonfield 3 Cinnaminson 0 | Girls Group 2 South Final The Pirates ended the Bulldogs season two years in a row, but this time the Bulldogs had the last laugh. A tight, defensive first half led to an all-Bulldogs second half as Haddonfield takes home the Group 2 South title. Senior Jordan Siok opened the scoring for the Bulldogs early in the second half before juniors Katie McCormick and Keegan Douglas added insurance goals late in regulation. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Haddonfield: Coverage of both Haddonfield and Cinnaminson is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
Catch Them If You Can: Week Seven’s Top Plays from JSZ
Another fantastic week of high school football action in Jersey Sports Zone. The Week 7 Top Plays features plenty of star power. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Winner Congratulations to Wayne Hills’ Mike Casasanta for winning the Week 6 Top Play Belt and thanks to everyone who voted!
Watch Saturday 10.26 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s official! Week Seven of the high school football season in New Jersey has come to a close and JSZ has all corners of the state represented in yet another thrilling weekend. We’ve got six more games of action. Watch our teaser then scroll down to watch all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 28 St. Joe-Montvale 27 The Pirates executed a double pass on 4th and goal from the 6 that resulted in a Jack Larsen TD catch to give the Pirates a stunning upset over the #2 team in the state polls. Zander Zebrowsky threw for 190 yards and 2 TD’s, both to tight end Dominic Busby and Matt Colonatuono had a TD run and the pass to Larsen in the victory. St. Joe’s Audric Estime ran for 247 yards and 3 TD’s in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us through the twists and turns from an NJ Game of the Year candidate: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Montvale is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics Peddie 35 Hun 32 Peddie remained undefeated on the year with an exciting 35-32 win over Hun thanks to a late fourth quarter interception from Justin Shorter. Quarterback Matt Sluka finished with 142 passing yards, 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage. Hillside 53 Bound Brook 0 Hillside continues to prove they’re one of the top teams to beat in Group 2. The Comets closed their regular season out with arguably their most dominant performance of the year, powered by three first-half touchdowns from Fatir Bell. Hillside has outscored their opposition 325-28 through 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Conant Park: St. Joe (Hamm.) 41 Timber Creek 16 Jada Byers turned in another monster performance, scoring four touchdowns to lead the Wildcats past the Chargers. Two of Byers’ scores came on defense, including a 101-yard interception return for a score. Jayden Shertel threw a touchdown pass to Tyrell Russell, with Ahmad Ross finding the end zone in the win for St. Joseph as well. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hammonton: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Parsippany Hills 35 West Essex 7 JD Breslauer continues to light defenses up in his stellar senior season with the Vikings. Breslauer arguably had the best game of the 2019 campaign, tossing 357 yards and five touchdowns in the win. Parsippany Hills (6-2) matches their win total from last year in the victory. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has all the highlights: Cedar Creek 47 Delsea 12 It was a sensational Senior Day for Cedar Creek (6-2) as they dominated Delsea (2-5). Senior quarterback Louie Barrios racked up five touchdowns through the air to pace a Pirates offense that resembled a Man-O-War on Saturday afternoon. Senior Manny Reid and sophomore JoJo Bermudez reeled in two touchdowns apiece in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Egg Harbor City: Coverage of Delsea is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
The JSZ Top Play Belt is up for grabs again – vote for Week 6’s best!
Offense, Defense and Special Teams – we’ve got it all covered in JSZ’s Week 6 Top Plays. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Watch our ten nominees and then cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Congratulations to Holy Cross’ Nasir Abney for taking the Week 5 Top Play Belt
Watch Saturday 10.19 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 6 wraps up with plenty of action all over the Garden State. Our highlights are posted – watch JSZ’s teaser and then scroll down to watch some big-time games along with post-game reaction Don Bosco Prep 35 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 14 Game of the year? Win of the year? You tell us. All-American Jalen Berger and fellow running back Kyle Monangai combined for 423 yards of total offense and four touchdowns in a truly dominant performance over New Jersey’s No. 1 team. Don Bosco’s defense only gave up a handful of chunk plays, limiting the St. Joe’s rushing attack. Berger and Monangai have staked their claim as the top backfield in New Jersey with arguably the best performance of 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montvale: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Seton Hall Prep 16 Delbarton 14 Saturday’s battle between North Jersey Super Conference rivals Delbarton (4-2) and Seton Hall Prep (5-1) was an electric sight from start to finish. Delbarton got ahead early to take a 14-7 at halftime and when Seton Hall Prep finally scored again in the fourth quarter it seemed the Pirates’ luck had run out as Austin Kuterka missed the game-tying extra point. Following a blocked punt on the ensuing drive Kuterka who also missed two field goals earlier crushed a 20 yard attempt in the final seconds to send the Pirates home with a thrilling W. Running back Matt Colantuano finished with 140 yards rushing and two touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the call: Thank you to Tip of the Spear Football for sponsoring our Delbarton coverage. Toms River North 43 Long Branch 39 Dominick Jacob had three TD passes including the game-winner with :13 left in the game as the Mariners clinch the Shore Conference American Division title in an epic shootout. The game featured four lead changes in the final 3:32. Kyle Davidson threw a pair of TD passes to Jayon Farrar to give the Green Wave the lead twice in the late stages, but TRN QB Jake Kazanowsky had a reply with a 50-yard strike to Ray Carlson and the game-winner to Jacob. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a Shore Conference shootout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Long Branch is brought to you by Rosario Realty. Woodstown 27 Gloucester Catholic 6 The Wolverines pulled away from the Rams in the second quarter to secure their fourth win in a row. Abu Hall returned a punt for a touchdown and rushed for a score. Malik Parsons added a touchdown run, and Tyreek Husser threw a touchdown pass to Tony Aquilino. Brayden Foster rushed for a TD for Gloucester Catholic in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Gloucester City: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Penns Grove 36 Schalick 8 There were plenty of reasons for the Red Devils (7-0) to celebrate on homecoming this year. Penns Grove extended its winning streak to 20 games with a dominant victory over the Cougars (1-5), setting a new school record previously held by the 1968-69 Red Devils. Quarterback Kavon Lewis also broke the school record for career passing touchdowns (63) with a strike to Jymir Gilliam in the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Jim Devonshire Field: Eastern 16 Trenton 6 Not a lot of offense to be had Saturday in the nation’s capital, but it was Eastern pulling through with a gutsy defensive performance to secure the Vikings’ third consecutive win. Senior tailback and defensive back Mike Suarez tallied a rushing touchdown along with two interceptions. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Trenton: Thanks to a pair of great sponsors, Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand and capture these WJFL highlights. Here’s a shoutout to Cooper University Health Care (Eastern) and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Trenton)! Manasquan 16 Holmdel 6 Cam Teza threw a pair of TD passes and the Manasquan defense produced two picks, two fumble recoveries and a safety on the way to their second win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the Shore Conference highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Holmdel is made possible by the law offices of Lawrence Luttrell
JSZ showcases 10 more great nominees for Top Play Belt!
Defense gets its due in Week 5 along with clutch plays, great grabs, and amazing runs! Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt Winner Congratulations to Donovan Catholic’s Nasir Calhoun for winnings JSZ’s Week 4 Top Play Belt
Insane Stat Lines Highlight JSZ Week 5 Game Ball Polls!
Just like that, Week 5 of the 2019 high school football season in New Jersey has come and gone. Jersey Sports Zone is highlighting another batch of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 2:00 pm. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Our South Jersey game ball poll includes players from the West Jersey Football League. Thanks to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our South Jersey Game Balls! Take Our Poll North Jersey Take Our Poll Central Jersey Take Our Poll
Watch Saturday 10.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 5 wraps up with terrific action all across the Garden State. We’ve got the superpower matchups between Bergen and St. Joe’s plus Saint Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco. There’s also a Seton Hall Prep thriller, a Delbarton win streak continues and an offensive explosion from Peddie. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Peter’s Prep 25 Don Bosco 22 Saturday’s contest between North Jersey Super Conference rivals St. Peter’s Prep (5-0) and Don Bosco (2-3) was a football fan’s dream. Lead changes, intensity, and big plays were just some of the headlines of Caven Point. NJ’s number one ranked player Jalen Berger and the Ironmen scored first on St. Peter’s but the Marauders were unphased as they put up 19 unanswered points before halftime. Bosco would take a 22-19 lead late in the fourth quarter until a 21-yard rushing touchdown from Ethan Rodriguez and an Interception from Sophomore Avery Powell would decide the game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 28 Bergen Catholic 10 Bergen Catholic was looking for revenge Saturday afternoon after suffering its first shutout in nearly three decades to St. Joe’s in last year’s Non-Public Group 4 state title game. But St. Joe’s (Mont.) head coach Augie Hoffmann and his Green Knights imposed their will on the Crusaders, gashing them for over 200 yards on the ground in a dominating effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Seton Hall Prep 43 Montclair 42 Seton Hall Prep head coach Bill Fitzgerald isn’t afraid to make a gutsy call. After Pirates’ running back Matt Colantuono scored his fifth touchdown of the night to make it a 42-41 Montclair lead, the Prep went for the two-point conversion on the win. Luckily for them, it all worked out. Zander Zebrowski hit a wide-open Jack Larsen to secure a thrilling win. JSZ has the highlights from Montclair: Delbarton 24 Pope John 19 Cole Freeman threw two TD passes to Gary Lewis III and the Delbarton defense held Pope John to four field goals in the red zone as the Green Wave win streak reaches three. Lewis had TD catches of 44 and 45 yards. His second TD grab put Delbarton ahead 21-12. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delbarton football is made possible by Tip of the Spear Paulsboro 42 Woodbury 7 In a rivalry game that dates back more than 100 years, the Red Raiders rolled against the Thundering Herd. Bhayshul Tuten had a day to remember, rushing for four touchdowns and adding another score on a kickoff return. Tyree Thomas connected with Jacob Perez-Eli for a Paulsboro touchdown as well. Andre Parker scored the only touchdown of the game for the Herd. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Woodbury: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 19 Vineland 11 The Wildcats (5-1) got all they could handle from the Fighting Clan (2-4) in a key West Jersey Football League Continental Division clash. Both defenses dominated in the first half, which left the game tied 3-3 at halftime. Jada Byers erupted for two touchdowns in the second half, including an 83-yard rushing touchdown on St. Joe’s first play of the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Gittone Stadium: Peddie 57 Lawrenceville 8 The Falcons score 57 unanswered points after falling behind 8-0 in the first quarter to reach the 5-0 mark. Matt Sluka had three TD passes, a TD run and a 41-yard field goal. Peddie took a 17-8 lead at the half and poured it on with 26 points in the third quarter to bust the game open. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrenceville and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Ten great plays up for JSZ Week 4 Top Play Belt!
Big time grabs and yards after the catch dominate the nominations for JSZ”s Week 4 Top Plays. Once again, we have the best plays captured by JSZ cameras in every part of the state. Watch them now and cast your vote! The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of our poll will receive the JSZ Top Play Belt and a visit from Jersey Sports Zone at a mid-week practice. Thanks again to all the great athletes who give us these great plays each and every week! Take Our Poll Last Week’s Top Play Belt WinnerCongratulations to Shawnee’s Nate Summerville for winning the Week 3 Top Play Belt
Watch Saturday 10.5 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 4 wraps up with plenty of great Saturday games all over the Garden State. Watch our all coverage now! Check out our teaser and then scroll down to see all of our highlights and post-game interviews Wall 14 Mater Dei Prep 7 Casey Larkin’s 2-yard TD run with 1:06 left in the 4th quarter followed by a 2-point conversion ended Mater Dei Prep’s 21 game win streak in Shore Conference play. The Wall defense produced three turnovers and held Malik Ingram to 70 yards on the ground. Matt DeSarno’s 37-yard TD run gave Wall a 6-0 lead after one while Ingram responded with a 2-yard score to make it 7-6 Mater Dei Prep at the half. The game-winning drive was highlighted by a Logan Peters pass that deflected off the hand of Larkin and into the arms of Gus Setteducato who’s 29-yard catch at the 2-yard line set up the game-winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown: Brick Township 34 Freehold Boro 27 Anthony Prato’s 1-yard TD run with 12 seconds remaining gave Brick Township a wild win on Saturday afternoon in Freehold. Prato ran the two-minute offense to perfection completing four passes to Val Grigorian on the game-winning drive. Grigorian had a 61 yard TD catch in the fourth quarter. Freehold Boro got a TD run from QB Sha’Kim Shuler along with three TD passes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Freehold: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Freehold Boro is brought to you by Playa Bowls in the Freehold Raceway Mall Woodrow Wilson 53 Seneca 34 The Tigers bounced back from a tough loss against Cedar Creek by hanging 53 points on the Golden Eagles. Temple commit Muheem McCargo was unstoppable, scoring three touchdowns on the ground and catching a screen pass for a TD. Northern Illinois commit Malik Harvey caught a pair of touchdown passes and returned a kickoff for a score. Wilson quarterback Devin Kargman threw four TD passes in the win. Seneca’s Malin Jasinski threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Camden: Seton Hall Prep 31 East Orange 12 Seton Hall Prep continues to raise eyebrows in North Jersey. The combination of QB Zander Zebrowski, RB Matt Colantuono and WR Nick Gullace proved to be far too much for East Orange as each player accounted for at least two touchdowns. The Prep jumped out to a 21-6 lead at the half and went into cruise control in the fourth quarter. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Vineland 20 Trenton 12 It was a long bus trip, but Vineland, coming off back-to-back losses, finally got back in the win column after defeating Trenton 20-12. The Fighting Clan surged ahead early thanks to a pair of touchdowns from Virginia Tech commit Tyreem Powell. Late in the fourth quarter, as the Tornadoes tried to stage a comeback, Vineland was able to secure the victory on a fumble recovery. Powell had a rushing and passing score to accompany 205 total yards. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. Camden 40 Pemberton 0 The Panthers (4-1) got back on track after a loss to Delsea with a lopsided victory over the Hornets. Sophomore running back Nasir Dale had a huge day with 233 yards rushing and two touchdowns to lead the way for Camden. Junior wide receiver Alijah Clark chipped in with two rushing touchdowns of his own while running the wildcat offense for the Panthers. Pemberton (2-3) made a game of it early, but couldn’t overcome the combination of Dale and Clark in the second half. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from William McDowell Field: Coverage of Camden is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Hun 50 Blair Academy 12 Logan Clouse fired six touchdown passes to lead the Raiders to a statement win in a matchup of two top NJ Prep programs. JSZ has the highlights of the Saturday night showdown: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Hun Raiders
Watch Tuesday 9.17 JSZ Soccer Highlights
We’re nearly two full weeks into the New Jersey high school soccer season and now beginning to see where teams fall in their respective conferences. Stay tuned throughout the night for soccer highlights from all over NJ! Seton Hall Prep 1 Millburn 0 After splitting matches in 2018, Seton Hall Prep took a step forward in front of Millburn in 2019 with a decisive 1-0 win Tuesday. Senior captain Aidan Dunphy scored the lone goal (28′) to power the win. The Pirates’ defense allowed only three shots on the afternoon. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Piscataway 2 Monroe 1 Monroe entered Tuesday afternoon’s Greater Middlesex Conference matchup against 3-1-1 Piscataway undefeated with 19 goals scored and 0 allowed. Despite going ahead 1-0 early in the first half it was the Chiefs who thanks to goals from Diego Navas Trujillo and Santiago Rojas would come away with the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage! Ocean Township 1 Red Bank Regional 0 Elias Brandimarte’s goal in the fourth minute was the only score of the game as Ocean keeper Isaac Greenspan was stellar with 16 saves, many in a second half that saw RBR threaten throughout the entire 40 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply in Little Silver
Who Wants the Top Play Belt? Vote Now for the Best Plays Captured by JSZ Cameras!
The Sunday JSZ tradition is back! We look back on all the best plays captured by our cameras and ask your vote for the Top Play of Week 00 and Week 0. We’ll keep our polls open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winning play will get a visit from JSZ cameras at a mid-week practice and the presentation of the JSZ Top Play Belt. We’ve got another great mix of plays from offense, defense and special teams. Watch them all then cast your vote: Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 9.4 JSZ Boys Soccer Highlights
Opening day for the 2019 boys soccer season extended into Day Two and we’ve got a couple great games on the menu. Seton Hall Prep gets some revenge on Montclair while Oakcrest starts the year with a bang. Seton Hall Prep 1 Montclair 0 Ranked No. 8 nationally by TopDrawer Soccer, Seton Hall Prep opened their 2019 season with a bang. Alex Trestka’s lone goal in 32′ proved to be the difference. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Montclair: Oakcrest 8 Buena 0 The Falcons opened the 2019 season with an offensive explosion in Mays Landing. Mason Stokes, Asembo Augo and Gabe Paz each scored a pair of goals. Nick Cacopardo and Collin Veltri also added goals in the win over the Chiefs. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape Atlantic League clash:
Watch Saturday 8.31 Rumble on the Raritan Highlights
Five teams from the Garden State plus one from Philadelphia made the trip to SHI Stadium at Rutgers University to take part in the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ has highlights and reaction from all of the match-ups in Piscataway! St. Joseph (Hamm.) 34 Highland 20 Wildcats senior Jada Byers was electric in his 2019 debut. Byers finished with over 200 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns. Jayden Shertel connected with Keshon Griffin for a touchdown, while Cohl Mercado also scored for St. Joe. Johnny Martin finished with 240 yards rushing and a pair of late touchdowns for the Tartans in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from SHI Stadium at Rutgers: Coverage of Highland is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. St. Peter’s Prep 48 Millville 0 The Tahj Bullock era is underway at St. Peter’s Prep. The junior signal-caller got the first start of his anticipated career and did not disappoint, throwing for three touchdowns and running in for one more. Ohio State commit Cody Simon was a menace on defense, collected two interceptions, one going for a pick-six. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Seton Hall Prep 42 Archbishop Carroll (PA) 20 Matt Colantuono had 245 yards and three TD’s including a 97-yard gallop to put the game away as the Pirates win their first opening week game since 2015. Zander Zebrowski threw two TD passes including a 15-yard toss to Giye Jenkins with :08 seconds left in the second quarter to give the Pirates a 21-6 halftime lead. PJ Penders had a 79-yard kickoff return for a TD and Myles Thomason added a 33-yard TD run. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rutgers:
Seton Hall Prep excited to open season at Rutgers
The Prep will be one of a handful of teams that open the 2019 season in August as part of New Jersey’s week double-zero. JSZ pays a visit to West Orange to break down the Pirates following their first post-season win in eight years. Bill Fitzgerald’s first season as head coach saw Seton Hall Prep deliver some exciting moments starting with a thrilling 29-28 win over Montclair and a 17-0 playoff win against Paramus Catholic. The Pirates have a new quarterback and an experienced offensive line looking to continue to compete against some of the best teams in the state. Seton Hall Prep kicks off its season at Rutgers against Pennsylvania’s Archbishop Carroll. Watch JSZ’s preview of the Prep now! Seton Hall Prep 2019 Schedule Saturday, August 30 — Archbishop Carroll @ Rutgers Friday, Sept. 6 — at DePaul Catholic Saturday, Sept. 21 — vs. Passaic Tech Friday, Sept. 27 — at Paramus Catholic Saturday, Oct. 5 — vs. East Orange Saturday, Oct. 12 — at Montclair Saturday, Oct. 19 — vs. Delbarton Saturday, Oct. 26 — at Saint Joe-Montvale Saturday, Nov. 2 — at Pope John
JSZ Year in Review: Top Baseball Games of 2019
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Our series continues with wrestling. A game so beautiful it’s played on a diamond. When it comes to baseball New Jersey has produced top tier talent at both the Division I and Pro level. 2019 kept that theme going. Big names, big plays and big at-bats filled your social media for weeks, here are our most viewed games from this past baseball season. 10. Bergen Catholic 10 DePaul 0 In this regular season matchup between Big North Conference rivals Bergen Catholic and DePaul Catholic, University of Michigan commit Jacob Denner pitched a 9 K shutout against the Spartans. 9. Delbarton Kinnelon 3 Morris County Tournament favorites Delbarton continued their hot streak with a close one run victory over Kinnelon. 8. Pope John 5 Delbarton 4 Not many can say they stared down the barrel of a gun and lived to tell the tale, but Nate Pallotta can relate. In the bottom of the seventh Pallotta knocked in a game-winning RBI to defeat No. 1 Delbarton 5-4 in walk-off fashion. 7. Delbarton 9 Red Bank Catholic 7 Jack Leiter and the Green Wave swept through the mid-season Autism Awareness Challenge. In Delbarton’s battle with Red Bank Catholic, Leiter had 10 strikeouts while Shawn Rapp added a 3-run home run. 6. Delbarton 2 Don Bosco 0 Delbarton no strangers to high pressure games. In the Non-Public A North Final, the Green Wave captured their third straight title with a 2-0 shutout against Don Bosco. 5. Bergen Catholic 6 Delbarton 2 Bergen Catholic’s Ryan Cancellieri pitched the game of his life against top ranked Delbarton in the regular season. Thanks to his 11 strikeouts and two earned runs the Crusaders were able to top the then No. 7 team in country 6-2! 4. Delbarton 2 West Morris 1 The Morris County Tournament Final came to a thrilling conclusion as Delbarton ace Jack Leiter propelled the Green with 14 strikeouts to another MCT Title. 3. Delbarton 7 Seton Hall Prep 5 Aside from having Major League caliber talent on the squad, Delbarton’s strength is in its depth chart. In the Non-Public A Semifinal Justin Kim knocked in the game-winning RBI against Seton Hall Prep for a 7-5 win. 2. Delbarton 4 St. Augustine Prep 3 These two are no strangers to each other, the last three Non-Public A State Finals have featured both St. Augustine Prep and Delbarton. Well Vanderbilt University commit Jack Leiter and New York Yankees signee Anthony Volpe ended their final high school games with one more piece of hardware. 1. Delbarton 7 Montville 1 Before the conclusion of the Morris County Tournament, Jack Leiter pushed Delbarton to the MCT Final for their eventual third straight title with 11 strikeouts against Montville.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Lacrosse Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Our series continues with Boys Lacrosse. Golden goals, national powerhouses and top NCAA Division I; When it comes to LAX, the Garden State knows how to put on a show. #10 Manasquan 13 Rumson-Fair Haven 2 Penn State commit Canyon Bitch of Manasquan continued an unforgettable Senior season as he stamped his name in the record books as New Jersey’s all-time points leader. #9 Mountain Lakes 6 Ridgewood 4 On short notice back up goalie Alex Kuehm stepped up big time for Mountain Lakes in a close regular season matchup with Ridgewood. He finished with a career high 13 saves for the Lakers. #8 Delbarton 8 Malvern Prep (PA) 7 Pennsylvania powerhouse Malvern Prep had no problem crossing state lines to take on Delbarton for a hard hitting defensive battle. When it mattered most Lukas Ungar and Jack Cerza helped the Green Waves ride to victory with two scores each. #7 Delbarton 12 Montgomery 8 Montgomery’s memorable Tournament of Champion run was put to the test when they faced reigning title holders Delbarton in the TOC Semifinal. Rather than see a Cinderella story unfold C.J. Kirst decided to write his own ending and found net four times to help Delbarton reach its fourth straight State Championship. #6 Delbarton 14 Mountain Lakes 12 The 2019 Morris County Tournament Final was arguably one of the most important games of the year. Delbarton collected its 18th MCT Crown against crosstown rival Mountain Lakes, but the result helped set up what would be the final word of the Boys Lacrosse season. #5 Mountain Lakes 12 Delbarton 5 | Tournament of Champions Final They say revenge is sweet, but it doesn’t get much better than winning a state championship against your rival who denied you a County Title. Following a close two goal loss to Delbarton a few weeks earlier, Mountain Lakes defeated the Green Wave with a suffocating start in the 2019 Tournament of Champions Final. #4 Don Bosco Prep 11 Bergen Catholic 10 Throughout the year there a select few regular season games that really standout, but when rivals Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic get together eyes are always glued to the action. The Ironmen defeated their fellow Big North Conference foe 11-10 in a thrilling last minute finish. #3 Delbarton 12 Don Bosco Prep 7 | Non-Public A Final Safe to say the gold standard in New Jersey might actually be green. Delbarton captured its fourth straight State Title with a 12-7 victory against Don Bosco Prep. #2 Seton Hall Prep 13 Delbarton 9 When you beat the best people will always flock to see what happened. In one of the most anticipated lacrosse battles, Seton Hall Prep led by Connell Kumar defeated Delbarton 13-9. Kumar finished the afternoon with seven goals total. #1 IMG Academy (FL) 15 Hun 11 When you have the national spotlight on you nothing comes easy, but IMG Academy sure makes it look that way. In this beefed up exhibition match the list of Division I talent made you feel like you were watching an all-star game. Even then Syracuse University commit Sean Donnelly shined brightest as he landed six goals against arguably the best prep school program in the state.
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Here are the Top 10 most viewed boys soccer games games on JSZ from the 2018 season: #10 St. Benedict’s 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s with a hat trick as the Gray Bees rolled past the Big Red: #9 St. Benedict’s 5 St. Peter’s 0 Julian Gomez pumped in three goals to lead the way, as the Gray Bees took care of the Marauders: #8 Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 – Group 3 Central Final James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored as the Spartans captured the Group 3 sectional title: #7 Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2OT) The Green Wave stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before Reynaldo Guzman scored the golden goal for Long Branch in the second overtime period: #6 Ocean 1 Christian Brothers Academy 0 (2OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Final After over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Leo Montesinos found the net in double overtime to clinch the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the Spartans: #5 Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 (Ocean advances 4-2 in PKs) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Spartans and the Hornets battled it out for 100 minutes before Ocean advanced in penalty kicks: #4 Delbarton 2 Seton Hall 2 (Delbarton advances 4-3 in PKs) – Non-Public A North Final The Green Wave captured the Non-Public A sectional title, outlasting the Pirates in penalty kicks. Delbarton keeper Kyle Swift came up clutch in net: #3 St. Benedict’s 5 Pennington 2 Celio Pompeu scored a pair of goals to lead the Gray Bees past Pennington in the pouring rain: #2 Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 1 (2OT) – Non-Public A State Final Luke Pascarella scored in double overtime as the Colts won the Non-Public A State championship in a thriller over the Green Wave: #1 St. Benedict’s 7 Pennington 0 – Prep A Final The Gray Bees dominated the Red Raiders to win the Prep A title. St. Benedict’s put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and a #1 national ranking in our most viewed game of 2018:
Watch Wednesday 5.29 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The sectional semifinals continue and Jersey Sports Zone has a pair of exciting games for you: Delbarton vs. Seton Hall Prep in Non-Public A North, and Schalick vs. Maple Shade in Group 1 South. (2) Delbarton 7 (3) Seton Hall Prep 5 – Non-Public A North Semifinal Delbarton blasted out to a 5-0 lead early after Seton Hall Prep rallied for five runs to tie the game up in the fourth inning. Senior third baseman Justin Kim provided the game-winning run after his sacrifice fly gave the Green Wave a 6-5 lead before Kyle Vinci’s RBI triple in the sixth inning. Vanderbilt commit Jack Leiter threw perfect frames in the sixth and seventh innings to notch the save. Delbarton will play the winner of Don Bosco Prep vs. Bergen Catholic in the sectional final on Friday night. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: (3) Schalick 8 (2) Maple Shade 3 – Group 1 South Semifinal Trailing 3-2 and down to their final out, the Cougars rallied for six runs to win it. Freshman Jarrett Pokrovsky tied the game with a single, before Seton Hall commit Staus Pokrovsky gave Schalick the lead with an RBI walk. Staus Pokrovsky also hit a two-run homer in the ballgame. Derek Andrada struck out 11 for the Wildcats in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction, as the Cougars advance to face rival Glassboro in the South Jersey Group 1 final on Friday:
Watch Tuesday 5.21 JSZ Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
We’re now in the thick of the lacrosse state playoffs and Jersey Sports Zone has action from both the boys’ and girls’ bracket as the season quickly comes to a close. Check out all the highlights below! (1) Seton Hall Prep 10 (9) Pope John 2 – Boys – Non-Public A Quarterfinals Although they might have been plagued by a slow start, Seton Hall Prep was all business in the second half as they scored nine unanswered goals to take down Pope John in the sectional quarterfinals. Four Prep players scored at least two goals in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: (2) Camden Catholic 9 (3) Middle Twp. 8 – Girls – South Group 2 Semifinal The Irish rallied from three goals down in the second half to punch a ticket back to a sectional final. Brynn Eilbacher scored the game-winner with 20 seconds left. Eilbacher finished with two goals on the day, with Kate Walsh leading the way for Camden Catholic with four goals. La Salle commit Kira Sides led the Panthers with four goals in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction as the Irish advance to face top-seeded Haddonfield in the South Jersey Group 2 title game: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. (1) Manasquan 10 (5) Cinnaminson 8 – Girls – Central Group 2 Semifinal The #1 Manasquan Warriors advanced to the Central Group 2 Final on Tuesday afternoon, defeating Cinnaminson 10-8. The Warriors went into the second half fired up, scoring seven goals. Ohio State commit, Janie Cowley, scored the game-high with four goals. High Point commit, Jenna Harms, put in the second highest with three goals. Manasquan will play in the Central Jersey Group 2 sectional final on Friday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Manasquan: Thank you to NJM Insurance for sponsoring our coverage of Cinnaminson! (1) Princeton 21 (4) Howell 4 – Girls – Central Group 4 Semifinal No. 16 in the NJ Top 20, Princeton advanced to its second consecutive Central Group 4 Final with a win over Howell. The Tigers wasted no time taking a lead thanks to Kathryn DeMilt who landed a hat trick with 13 minutes remaining in the first half to give Princeton a 7-1 lead. DeMilt would finish with six goals total on the day while Marianna Lopez-Ona and Eva Petrone both had four. Reigning sectional champs Princeton advances to take on second-seeded Rancocas Valley in the final on 5/24. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage!
Watch Saturday 5.18 JSZ Baseball Highlights
With the state playoffs ready to commence on Monday, Saturday was more conference tournament baseball action. JSZ brings you a pair of games from the Shore Conference Tournament plus Montclair’s impressive win in the Greater Newark Tournament. We’ll be posting all three games throughout Saturday evening! (4) Montclair 12 (2) Seton Hall Prep 1 – Greater Newark Tournament Final Conor McGrath picked the perfect time to have a career day. The Montclair leadoff man was a menace at the plate, belting a three-run inside-the-park home run while knocking in 6 RBI in the Mounties’ stellar 12-1 over Seton Hall Prep. Starting pitcher Kyle Miller went the distance with 5 IP and 5 K’s in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Verona: (4) Red Bank Catholic 3 (13) Howell 0 – Shore Conference Tournament 2nd Round Shane Panzini pitched five scoreless innings and Vin Bianchi came on in relief for two more scoreless frames as the Caseys used a three-run third to advance to the quarterfinals of the SCT. Alex Gonzalez had an RBI single and David Glancy roped an RBI double to left in the third. A wild pitch allowed Gonzalez to score the final run of the game. RBC will face #5 seed Jackson Memorial in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is brought to you by Playa Bowls in Red Bank (1) Middletown South 6 (16) Brick Memorial 1 – Shore Conference Tournament 2nd Round Chris Lotito gave up a first inning run and settled in with six shutout frames as the Eagles used a three-run second to stake to a lead and cruised into the quarterfinals of the Shore Conference Tournament. The top seed Eagles will host #8 Manasquan in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Robby Zega was 2 for 2 with a double and 2 runs scored in the win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the winning pitcher in Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by our friends at Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury
Watch Saturday 5.4 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
It’s county tournament final time already? You bet! Jersey Sports Zone has the highlights from both the Essex County and Passaic County boys finals, along with coverage from Red Bank Regional scoring an SCT opening round win. Enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 12 Glen Ridge 4 – Essex County Tournament Final Winning the Essex County finale may be a regular occurrence for Seton Hall Prep, but that doesn’t mean a seventh-consecutive county championship isn’t any sweeter. Senior Cullen Wolff fittingly led the Pirates with seven points on five goals and two assists to help secure the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from North Caldwell: Wayne Hills 6 Wayne Valley 4 – Boys – Passaic County Tournament Final For the third straight year No. 1 seed Wayne Hills hoisted a Passaic County Tournament Title. In a rematch of last year’s game with crosstown rival Wayne Valley, the Patriots after falling behind in the first quarter were able to control the rest of the matchup due to great defense and time of possession. Patrick Orapello and Danny Baldino both finished with two goals each while sophomore goalie Dan Daly had eight saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Red Bank Regional 12 Holmdel 10 – Girls – Shore Conference Tournament First Round The #5 Red Bank Regional Bucs advanced to the next round of the Shore Conference Tournament on Saturday afternoon, defeating the #12 Holmdel Hornets 12-10. Meghan Murray scored the team-high and game-high of five goals for the Bucs. Madeline Kelly scored the second highest for the Bucs with three goals. Holmdel’s West Chester commit, Erin Mendini, tied with the game-high of five goals. The Bucs will face #4 Trinity Hall on Tuesday for the SCT Quarterfinals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Little Silver: Sponsor! Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional!
Watch Friday 5.3 JSZ Baseball Highlights
There’s nothing quite like great baseball to kick off the weekend! JSZ has coverage from three diamonds in all corners of the state , including highlights from New Jersey’s newest No. 1 team; Hamilton West dealing Notre Dame its first loss of the year; and Hun outlasting a North Jersey power. Enjoy! No. 17 Hamilton West 2 No. 12 Notre Dame 0 No. 17 Hamilton West shocked fans in Mercer County as they upset No. 12 Notre Dame to hand them their first loss in 2019. It was a tight game from start to finish, the only two runs came in the bottom of the fourth when West scored on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly. While there wasn’t a lot of offense the Hornets relied on pitching to lift them up. Nate Diaz got the start and went seven innings allowing five hits and racked up five strikeouts. After Notre Dame put runners at third and second in the bottom of the seventh Jason Diaz came in for the final three outs and did not disappoint as his clutch pitching would lead them to victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Notre Dame and Hamilton West coverage! No. 1 Cherry Hill West 12 Camden Catholic 8 Scott Shaw and Ryan West both homered to get the party started for the top-ranked Lions in the first inning. The Irish hung in the game thanks to RBIs from Chris McGill, Darren Parker, and Henry Daverso. The Lions pulled away for good in the fifth inning as Ryan West drove in two more runs and Eli Atiya added an RBI double. It was the 200th career win for Lions head coach Dan McMaster. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights, as Cherry Hill West stays perfect at (14-0): Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep 0 This was the definition of a pitchers duel. Seton Hall Prep and Hun both sent quality arms to the mound inning in and inning out, but it was the Raiders who eventually broke through thanks to some timely base running. Jack Erbeck threw a complete game shutout on 101 pitches and Carson Applegate stole two bases and scored the only runs of the contest. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s continued coverage of all Hun athletics is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
Watch Saturday 4.20 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
A wet Easter weekend was not enough to stop the top lacrosse programs in the Garden State from hitting the field. Stay tuned throughout the night as JSZ brings you highlights from five games across the state! No. 4 Delbarton 15 No. 8 Summit 5 – Boys After falling to Seton Hall Prep in a tough loss earlier this month, it seems Delbarton is now back on track. C.J. Kirst and Under Armour All-American Mikey Long put together career games as Delbarton topped the Hilltoppers in a rematch of last season’s Tournament of Champions finale. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Morristown: No. 2 Seton Hall Prep 12 No. 7 Hunterdon Central 4 – Boys Second ranked Seton Hall Prep remains undefeated in 2019 following an impressive 12-4 win over No. 7 Hunterdon Central. The Pirates trailed for all about two and half minutes in the first quarter before unleashing a stifling offense that would eventually make it 8-3 at halftime. In the second act a change at goalie saw Todd Carolonza end the day with one goal allowed and seven saves. UMass commit Luke Blanc and University of Virginia bound Connell Kumar both found net three times. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: No. 11 Lenape 12 No. 12 Shawnee 10 – Boys The Indians raced out to an 8-2 halftime lead, before holding off a furious Renegades rally down the stretch. Mason Bregman and Luke Cole each scored four goals in the win. Bryce Reece added two goals for Lenape. Gavyn Wilson scored four goals for Shawnee in the loss, while Chris Lyons added three. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference rivalry game: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 No. 13 Moorestown 4 (2OT) – Boys Drew Frankel’s low liner shot with 22 seconds to go in double overtime gives Rumson-Fair Haven a big win outside the Shore Conference. The game featured outstanding goaltending by the Quakers Jack Avis and RFH’s Ryan Croddick. Connor McDonough scored in the final minute of regulation for Moorestown to force overtime. Frankel’s game-winner came with RFH a man up. Watch the highlights from a fantastic showdown on the Jersey Shore: Thanks to two great sponsors for allowing us to cover this great game. NJM Insurance (Moorestown) and Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) are the reason we captured this fantastic matchup! No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 No. 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 9 – Girls The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs had a six-goal, second half comeback on Saturday morning, defeating the Bridgewater-Raritan Panthers, who won the TOC in 2017, by just one goal. Rumson-Fair Haven’s Chase Boyle scored the team-high for the Dawgs with four goals. Sophia Passalaqua scored the second highest with three goals. Bridgewater-Raritan’s Tai Jankowski scored the game-high with five goals. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rumson: Sponsors! Thank you to Gold Coast Cadillac for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan!
Mind-Boggling Pitching Performances, Batting Feats Headline Week 2 Spring Game Balls
After two weeks of the baseball and softball season, we’re really starting to see some special performances. The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our second Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 4.11 JSZ Lax Highlights
What a Thursday it was on the New Jersey lacrosse scene. JSZ was on hand for two mega-showdowns between top teams on both the boys and girls side. Tonight’s highlights are from Seton Hall Prep’s Connell Kumar delivering an unforgettable performance against Delbarton and the Rumson-Fair Haven girls extending a remarkable win streak in a tough fight against Red Bank Catholic. Enjoy all the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 13 Delbarton 9 – Boys Lacrosse This is one junior attackman and University of Virginia commit Connell Kumar will never forget. Kumar caught fire in the first 25 minutes of this game as he pumped in a staggering seven goals while tacking on an additional assist as the Pirates sent shockwaves across New Jersey. Seton Hall Prep has staked their claim as the best team in the Garden State after taking down the three-time reigning TOC champions. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and interviews from West Orange: Rumson-Fair Haven 11 Red Bank Catholic 10 The streak is still alive! The Rumson-Fair Haven girls lacrosse program has put together one of the most impressive streaks in recent memory — they’ve now won 111 straight Shore Conference wins. It was also the Battle of the Boyle Sisters — Chase and Mac. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone was able to be on hand for this exciting Shore Conference game thanks to two of our loyal sponsors — Gold Coast Cadillac (RFH) and Playa Bowls (RBC).
Watch Monday 4.1 Opening Day JSZ Baseball Highlights
Baseball season is here! JSZ is excited to kick off our baseball coverage with four great matchups around the state. We’ve got an emotional pre-game ceremony at Old Bridge, a big time matchup between Bishop Eustace and Eastern, plus Seton Hall Prep’s opener at Rick Porcello Field and Mater Dei Prep getting Shore Conference play started in style. Watch it all here! Old Bridge 4 South Brunswick 0 Opening day seemed a little bittersweet for Old Bridge as the Knights paid tribute to alumni Zach Attianese who lost his life in an automobile accident over the Summer along with his father Jude. You can check out our previous story honoring the inseparable father-son duo here. The two time Gatorade Player of the Year and MLB prospect pitcher who earned a scholarship to UNC left a lasting impression on his community and they returned the favor by retiring his number 49. Old Bridge, led by St. John’s commit Sonny Fauci, were able to take advantage of aggressive situational base running to come out on top with a 4-0 victory. Fauci allowed only two hits and finished the day with six strike outs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage! Bishop Eustace 12 Eastern 0 The Crusaders put South Jersey on notice with a dominating win over the defending Diamond Classic champion Vikings in five innings. Campbell University commit Mike Guzzardo led the way at the plate with five runs batted in. Nick Koehn opened the scoring with a bases-clearing double. Maryland commit Matt Orlando struck out six in four shutout innings of work on the mound to pick up the win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Olympic Conference showdown: Seton Hall Prep 6 Millburn 4 Everyone has the opening day jitters and it was Seton Hall Prep who knocked off the off-season rust with a four-run explosion in the sixth inning and a go-ahead RBI double via Karson Harcourt that pushed the Pirates to their first win of 2019. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Mater Dei Prep 7 Keyport 4 Brandon Sansone gave up just one hit and fanned 10 over five innings in a solid debut on the hill for the Seraphs. Mater Dei outhit Keyport 9-2 and used a three-run 4th inning to stake to a 7-2 lead. Freshman Ashton Mejias pitched two innings in relief to get the save in his varsity debut. Watch JSZ’s highlights from the Shore Conference:
Watch Thursday 3.28 JSZ LAX Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you statewide lacrosse coverage from the second day of the lacrosse season! Stay tuned for highlights from Seton Hall Prep’s eye-popping 21-goal win against a Pennsylvania prep school and Hun duking it out with Princeton Day in a Mercer County showdown. Seton Hall Prep 21 LaSalle College High School (PA) 10 Talk about some fireworks for opening day. Seton Hall Prep exploded into 2019 with a big-time offensive outburst powered by a pair of five-goal games from UMass-commit Luke Blanc and Rutgers-commit Kyle Stephenson. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange: Hun 13 Princeton Day 5 Reigning Prep A State Champions Hun kicked off the season with a dominating 13-5 win over division rival Princeton Day. The Raiders went ahead 6-3 at halftime thanks to Marquette commit Devon Cowan and UNC bound Trevor Duebner, the duo combined for four goals in the first two quarters. Cowan would finish the day with five scores while Navy commit Gabs Craven racked up 11 saves between the posts. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Hun and Princeton Day coverage!
JSZ Honors All-State Hockey Team, Sedlak wins Player of the Year Honors
The New Jersey Devils and Jersey Sports Zone hosted the second annual JSZ Hockey Banquet at the Prudential Center. Thanks to our partnership with the Devils, our All-State players and their families watched our All-Zone presentation followed by watching the Devils 3-1 win over the Sabres at The Rock! Tyler Sedlak wins JSZ Hockey Player of the Year The Don Bosco Prep forward committed to play Division I hockey at Holy Cross just one day prior to winning JSZ’s top hockey honor. Sedlak scored 40 goals in the Gordon Conference and helped lead the Ironmen to their first ever state championship on the ice. He follows his former teammate and best friend Mickey Burns as the first two winners of the award. JSZ’s Mike Frankel caught up with the winner at our Hockey Banquet in Newark: JSZ Player of the Year Balloting Thanks to the 29 coaches and media members for casting their vote for our Player of the Year. Each vote is counted equally, with 3 points for a first place vote, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd Coaches: Greg Toskos – Don Bosco, Bruce Shatel – Delbarton, Tom Bunting – Gloucester Catholic, Ryan Bogan – CBA, Rich McLaughlin – Randolph, Mick Messemer – Saint John Vianney, Chris Tommins – Hillsborough, Scott Garrow – Pingry, Anthony Matarazzo – Rumson-Fair Haven, Tony Nemati – Middletown South, Brandon Herr – Chatham, Don Wood – Middletown North, Mike Celano – Freehold Township, Mike Atkinson – Seton Hall Prep, Tim Fingerhut – Saint Augustine Prep, Tom Keough – Bergen Catholic, Jerry Minter – Monroe, Joe Pelliccio – Central Regional, Ryan Brown – Pope John, Larry Mahurter – St. Joe-Montvale Media: Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Madison Bess – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ, Hockey Clan, Morris-Sussex Hockey Report, Andrew Koob – NJ.com, Brian Bobal – NJ.com, Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Tyler SedlakDon Bosco Prep136152 Liam McLinskeyDon Bosco Prep45527 Mike BalzarottiDelbarton07721 Jude KurtasHillsborough32418 Alex KonovalovRidge22313 TJ SchweigardtDon Bosco Prep31213 Dom GarozzoGloucester Catholic1116 John GuttSaint John Vianney0113 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsAward Winners Brett Cleaves, DelbartonDamien Carfagna, Don Bosco PrepTom Colucci, Seton Hall PrepTyler Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 JSZ Player of the Year Marcus Fabiunke, RidgeLogan Heroux, CBAKyle Contessa, CBA Matt Schoer, Pope JohnBrendan Karnish, Saint Augustine PrepJames Falivene, DelbartonLiam McLInskey, Don Bosco Prep - 2019 Finalist Max Schwarz, Don Bosco PrepTJ Schweigardt, Don Bosco PrepSam Fishteyn, MonroeMike Balzarotti, Delbarton, 2019 Finalist Ronan Hickey, RFH - JSZ Save of the YearSean Vlasich, Northern HighlandsMatt Franzoni, ManasquanJude Kurtas, Hillsborough, 2019 Finalist Mike Franzoni, Manasquan Anthony Galante, Marlboro Dom Garozzo, Gloucester Catholic John Gutt, Saint John Vianney Alex Konovalov, Ridge Nick LaBianca, Jackson Liberty Sean Murray, Morris Knolls Tom Pryymak, Summit Dave Renzulli, Madison Jason Siedem, Madison Steven Spetz, Pope John Greg Spitznagel, Summit Aidan Trainor, Princeton Max Williams, Delbarton Jason Wolff, Hillsborough JT Zangara, Randolph Matt Zdanowicz, Saint Peter's Prep
Antoine and Miller take home top honors at 2019 JSZ Hoop Zone Banquet
Nearly 90 high school basketball players around the state came to the Renaissance Hotel in Woodbridge to celebrate a fantastic 2018-19 season. Ranney’s Bryan Antoine is JSZ’s 2019 Mister Hoop Zone and Franklin’s Diamond Miller is Miss Hoop Zone 2019. Jersey Sports Zone thanks everyone for attending from every part of the state! All-Americans Antoine and Miller Steal the Show with Top Awards Villanova-commit Bryan Antoine and future Maryland Terrapin Diamond Miller decisively won the Mister Hoop Zone and Miss Hoop Zone awards, respectively. Both players take their newly-minted honors with them to Atlanta next week when they’ll both compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game. JSZ’s Jay Cook and Mike Frankel have the story: Sights and Sounds from the Banquet Before the players, coaches and family sat down for dinner and watch our videos, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez and Madison Bess were in our social media zone talking with the honorees and getting the festivities started. Bryan Antoine wins 2019 JSZ Mister Hoop Zone With a podium featuring three McDonald’s All-Americans, Ranney’s Bryan Antoine won the vote among coaches and statewide media. The Villanova signee closed out his high school career as the Shore Conference’s all-time leading scorer with over 2,500 points and teamed with fellow finalist Scottie Lewis to lead the Panthers first ever Tournament of Champions title. Antoine won the vote over Lewis, the Roselle Catholic duo of Kahlil Whitney and Josh Pierre-Louis and Gill St. Bernard’s Paul Mulcahy, who’s on his way to Rutgers. 2019 Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Kevin Diviero – Don Bosco Prep, Anthony Tavares – Newark East Side, Daniele Crincoli – St. Mary’s Elizabeth, Ben Gamble – Marist, Justin Salton – Watchung Hills, Mike Clemente – Central Regional, Mike Jones – Millville, Cameron Bell – Egg Harbor, Kevin Principe – River Dell, Billy Armstrong – Bergen Catholic, Ryan McKeever – Immaculata, Matt Bloom – Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff – Roselle Catholic, Daryl Young – Trenton, Chris Raba – Nottingham, Rich Roche – Notre Dame, Randy Holmes – Lakewood, Mike Puorro – Barnegat, Mergin Sina – Gill St. Bernard’s Media: Richard Greco – NJ.Com, Adam Zagoria – NY Times, Dave’s Joint, Sherlon Christie – Asbury Park Press, Mike Kinney – NJ.Com, Phil Anastasia – Philadelphia Inquirer, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Bryan AntoineRanney193366 Scottie LewisRanney212737 Kahlil WhitneyRoselle Catholic191130 Paul MulcahyGill St. Bernard's63529 Diamond Miller wins 2019 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Franklin guard Diamond Miller had a perfect season and a perfect ending to her high school career when she won JSZ’s 2019 Miss Hoop Zone. The McDonald’s All-American will represent New Jersey in the national showcase in Atlanta. Miller is signed with the University of Maryland. Future teammate Faith Masonius of Manasquan was a fellow finalist along with Saddle River Day’s Michelle Sidor (Michigan), Gloucester Catholic’s Azana Baines (Duke) and Manchester’s Leilani Correa (West Virginia). 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Coaches: Mark Knapp – Gill St. Bernard’s, Kathy Matthews – Union Catholic, Dawn Karpell – Saint John Vianney, Lisa Gedaka – Gloucester Catholic, Jacquelyn Dyer – Cranford, Bob Fusik – Trenton Catholic, John Truhan – Red Bank Regional, Michael Lazur – Ocean, Scott Beston – Mainland, Tammy Nicolini – Barnegat, Joe Montano – Red Bank Catholic, David Drew – Point Pleasant Boro, Lisa Kukoda – Manasquan, Jason Lantz – Atlantic City – Pete Vincent – Hudson Catholic, Audrey Taylor – Franklin, Steve Silver – Immaculate Heart Academy Media: Gregg Lerner – Shore Sports Network, Danny LoGuidice – Asbury Park Press, Brian Deakyne – NJ.com, Rich Chrampanis – JSZ, Jay Cook – JSZ, Nery Rodriguez – JSZ Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Diamond MillerFranklin183161 Faith MasoniusManasquan27424 Leilani CorreaManchester16518 Michelle SidorSaddle River Day14615 Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Boys Team NameSchoolName SchoolName School Quadry AdamsSt. Thomas AquinasZach MartiniGill St. Bernard's Gianmarco ArlettiHoly Cross PrepTahjay MooreNew Brunswick James AndersonMiddletown SouthZarique NutterPatrick School Denver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sDemetrius PaynterTimber Creek Mark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepJayden PierreElizabeth Adetokumbo BakareSt. Benedict's PrepMoses PierreIrvington Zion BetheaMontclair ImmaculateJordan PriceElizabeth Jaylen BlakesBlair AcademyAlex RatnerMarlboro Mikey BresslerWatchung HillsWill RichardsonBergen Catholic Jerome BrewerCamdenBen RoyManasquan Julian Brown Bergen CatholicMyles RuthDon Bosco Prep Stephen ByardAtlantic CityAdama SanogoPatrick School Tazir CantleyLindenwoldDerek SimpsonLenape Justin CarboneSouth BrunswickWill SoucieGill St. Bernard's Noah FarrakhanPatrick SchoolJakari SpenceToms River North Corey Floyd, Jr. Roselle CatholicDevin StricklandSouth Brunswick Nico GaletteRutgers PrepManny Toha Marist Alex GlavanManasquanDJ WagnerCamden Sean HansenRamseyDJ WatkinsElizabeth Noah HarrisRutgers PrepJamir WatkinsTrenton Catholic Zach HicksCamden CatholicCJ WilcherRoselle Catholic Ryan Hillier West MorrisNazir WilliamsSt. Joe-Montvale Jacob HoppingWildwood CatholicDJ WoodburyBurlington City Micah Johnson Jr. Newark East SideTaQuan WoodleyCamden Samson Johnson Patrick SchoolMatt ZonaBergen Catholic Niels LaneRoselle Catholic Meet the 2019 JSZ All Zone Girls Team NameSchoolName SchoolNameSchool Dakota AdamsManchester Twp.Jenna JordanSaddle River DayKylee WatsonMainland Destiny AdamsManchester Twp.Sarah KarpellSaint John Vianney Brelynn BellamySaint John VianneyLauren LithgowSaint RoseDiamond MillerFranklin - JSZ 2019 Miss Hoop Zone Mya BembryWest OrangeOlivia MilesBlair AcademyFaith MasoniusManasquan - Miss HZ Finalist Brielle BisognoToms River NorthAnna MorrisImmaculate Heart AcademyLeilani Correa Manchester- Miss HZ Finalist Taylor BluntPenningtonCortlyn MorrisBound BrookMichelle SidorSaddle River Day - Miss HZ Finalist Sajada BonnerSaint John VianneyLola MullaneyManasquanAzana BainesGloucester Catholic - Miss HZ Finalist Emma BosletBishop AhrOlivia MullinsRutgers Prep Isla BrennanMiddletown SouthShannon MulroyLenape Syndei CaldwellSaddle River DayJaida PatrickSaddle River Day Maniya CustisTrenton CatholicJenna PaulToms River North Daniya DarbyLincolnMariah PerezNewark Tech Dominique DariusBlair AcademyKelsey RansomBishop Ahr Emma DuerrMorris CatholicKemari ReynoldsManchester Twp. LaShae DwyerPatrick SchoolKennady SchenckFranklin Brynn FarrellSaint RoseKeona ShenckFranklin Breyanna FrazierMaristKira SidesMiddle Township Brazil Harvey-CarrLeap AcademyKenna SquierPope John Rahmena HendersonSaint John VianneyTaneshia TuckerUniversity Giana Hernandez-BouldenTrenton CatholicAmanda UlrichSecaucus Leah JohnsonPenningtonCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Dezonie, Wright win JSZ Hoops Plays of the Year Thanks to everyone who voted for our JSZ Plays of the Year. Hudson Catholic’s Shane Dezonie won Dunk of the Year and Red Bank Catholic’s MJ Wright won clutch play of the year for his buzzer beater against Marlboro at the WOBM Christmas Classic. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Thursday 2.7 JSZ Hoops Highlights
We’ve got plenty of Thursday night basketball action! JSZ has highlights from Camden’s upset win over Paul VI, Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter’s Prep battling it out at the Dan Finn Classic and Phillipsburg eeking out a close win over Franklin. Stay tuned throughout the night for all the highlights! Camden 51 Paul VI 43 Camden picked up its third straight win with a 51-43 upset victory over No. 11 in the current NJ Top 20, Paul VI. The Panthers snapped PVI’s eight game streak thanks to some tough defensive play from bigs Lance Ware and TaQuan Woodley. Ware finished with 14 points and 7 rebounds while Woodley had 9 points and 12 rebounds. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Seton Hall Prep 49 St. Peter’s Prep 40 Ashton Miller was the spark plug Seton Hall Prep needed to capture its seventh consecutive win. Miller scored a game-high 20 points and grabbed game MVP honors to push the Pirates to a 14-6 record on the year. St. Peter’s Prep was led by freshman phenom Mark Armstrong, who scored a team-high 17 points for the Marauders. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the opening night of the Dan Finn Classic in Bayonne: Phillipsburg 47 Franklin 46 Richard Manigault scored 21 points and Phillipsburg survived a late surge from the Warriors to hang on for a quality road victory in the Skylands Conference. The Stateliners had a 34-23 lead at the end of three quarters before Franklin stormed back in the 4th thanks to full court pressure. Franklin would come back to tie the game at 42, but Phillipsburg scored five straight points to take the lead. The Warriors would get a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but Tracy Brown’s three pointer was just off the mark. Watch the highlights from an exciting final moments: Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Phillipsburg High all year long!
Zincone’s pair gives Seton Hall Prep big Gordon Conference win
JSZ has Saturday night hockey from Codey Arena as Seton Hall Prep scores a 2-1 win over Gloucester Catholic Seton Hall Prep 2 Gloucester Catholic 1 Freshman Patrick Zincone scored both goals including the game winner in the third period to give the Pirates a critical two points as the Gordon Cup regular season rapidly comes to a close. Zincone opened the scoring in the second period with a quick wrist shot. After Tyler Carter got the equalizer early in the third, Zincone was able to shoot the game winner in between the defenseman’s legs and over the right shoulder of the goalie to secure the win. JSZ has the highlights from a great Saturday night game at Codey Arena: JSZ’s coverage of Gloucester Catholic is made possible thanks to the support of NJM Insurance
Watch Monday 1.28 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Happy Monday! Jersey Sports Zone kicks off the final week of January hockey with a three-pack of great games. CBA and St. John Vianney go toe to toe, Seton Hall Prep and Pope John find themselves in a familiar finish and RFH and Freehold Township battle out the nightcap in Red Bank. Stay tuned for all the highlights! CBA 3 Saint John Vianney 1 Kyle Contessa broke a 1-1 tie with just :51 seconds left in the third period and Garrett Silverman’s second goal of the night sealed the deal on an empty netter as the Colts avenge last year’s 5-2 loss to the Lancers. SJV suffered its first loss of the season. Colin Meany scored on a breakaway early in the first period for the Lancers lone goal. JSZ has the highlights from the top two teams in the Shore Conference: Pope John 2 Seton Hall Prep 2 Pope John and Seton Hall Prep found themselves in familiar territory Monday evening after battling for 45 minutes to their second tie in the last 12 days. The back-and-forth contest featured great goaltending from these two net-minders and a couple of award-worthy goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena: Rumson-Fair Haven 5 Freehold Township 2 The Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs took on the Freehold Township Patriots for a Shore showdown at the Red Bank Armory on Monday night. The Bulldogs scored three goals in the first period alone, setting them up well for the rest of the game. RFH improved their overall record to 8-6-2 for the season. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac!
60 more great nominees up for JSZ Hoops Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening
Watch Friday 1.11 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ is on the ice for Friday night New Jersey high school hockey! Matt Franzoni delivers a dazzling hat trick in Manasquan’s win at Middletown North, plus Seton Hall Prep and Monroe score impressive victories. Watch all the highlights here! Manasquan 7 Middletown North 0 Matt Franzoni had a hat trick and a four point night as the Warriors move to 9-0 on the season. Matt Franzoni, Mike Farinacci, Ryan Scott and Luke Sepe also scored in the Manasquan win. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Monroe 7 Freehold Boro 3 Gleb Veremyev had two goals and four assists to reach 47 points in 13 games and Sam Fishteyn scored his 30th goal as part of a two score night as Monroe raced out to a 5-0 lead in the first period and held on to break a three game losing skid. JSZ has the high scoring action from Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone was able to bring you highlights of this great game thanks to the support of Playa Bowls in Freehold (Freehold Boro) and Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (Monroe) Seton Hall Prep 7 Hun 2 Seton Hall Prep rebounded in a big way Friday night by lighting the lamp seven times thanks to some stellar underclassmen play on Senior Night. Patrick Zincone and Mark Gall each scored twice in the win. JSZ has the highlights from West Orange: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Hun School athletics throughout the year is proudly brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
SPP Hockey, Pezzolla Dazzle in Dominant Win over Seton Hall Prep
Go ahead and call St. Peter’s Prep forward Ty Pezzolla “The Magician.” Pezzolla had three points, highlighted by a dazzling top-shelf backhand goal as he was falling to the ice, to help St. Peter’s Prep capture a 5-3 win over Seton Hall Prep Wednesday night at Codey Arena. The victory marks the first time since the 2015-2016 season that the Marauders captured a regular season sweep over the Pirates. St. Peter’s Prep outscored Seton Hall Prep, 10-4, in two games this season. The Marauders (6-3) are now well in control of first place in the Gordon Conference’s National Division as the Pirates (9-5-1) sit in third place. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from West Orange:
Watch Wednesday 1.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with highlights from two boys hoops games from Wednesday showcasing wins by Rutgers Prep and Red Bank Catholic. Rutgers Prep 72 Seton Hall Prep 65 University of Pennsylvania-commit Jonah Charles led Rutgers Prep with a career-high 22 points as the Argonauts went down to the wire against Seton Hall Prep. SHP’s Ashton Miller led all scorers with 29 points, tying a season-high for him. JSZ’s Jay Cook has all the highlights from Franklin: Red Bank Catholic 69 Red Bank Regional 52 Red Bank Catholic defeated Red Bank Regional 69-52 on Wednesday night after winning the WOBM Christmas Classic a few days ago. The Caseys won their fifth straight game in a row, improving their overall record to 7-1. Charlie Gordinier scored a game-high 17 points for RBC. JSZ’s Madison Bess was in Red Bank with the full story: Sponsor! Thank you to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring our Red Bank Catholic coverage! Sponsor! Thank you to Ryser’s for sponsoring our Red Bank Regional coverage!
Seton Hall Prep wins third straight on the ice
JSZ has highlights from the Pirates 7th win of the 2018-19 season. Seton Hall Prep 4 Summit 2 Ryan Kemp had a goal and two assists to lead the Pirates to a third straight win. Kemp’s power play goal with :07 seconds left in the second made it 2-0. Seton Hall Prep would add two third period goals to take a 4-0 lead before Summit scored twice to close out the scoring. JSZ has the highlights from the Ice Vault: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness Clubs
Watch Tuesday 12.18 JSZ Hockey Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with great hockey highlights that include offensive outbursts from Delbarton and St. John Vianney. Delbarton 7 Seton Hall Prep 0 Delbarton goalie Brett Cleaves continues to dominate as a sophomore in New Jersey’s toughest hockey conference. His best showing to date came Tuesday when he stopped 25 shots, including a penalty shot in the second period, en route to a shutout against Seton Hall Prep. Michael Balzarotti (7 G this season) led the way with a three-point performance. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Randolph: St. John Vianney 6 Middletown North 2 No. 12 in the NJ Top 20, St. John Vianney remained undefeated on the season with a 6-2 victory over Middletown North. After a scoreless first period the Lancers opened up in the second to lead 3-2. In the third Dom Troisi scored a pair of goals to cap off a hat trick on the afternoon. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Watch Wednesday 12.12 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ brings you three more games from the New Jersey high school ice headlined by a top-10 showdown in West Orange between Seton Hall Prep and Morristown-Beard. We’ve also got Morris Knolls and Madison along with a Wednesday night Shore Conference showdown between Manalapan and Red Bank Catholic. Seton Hall Prep 10 Morristown-Beard 4 Phil Feinberg had four goals and Thomas Colucci had a five point night on a goal and four assists as the Pirates broke a 3-3 tie with a 7-goal outburst in the third period at Codey Arena. JSZ has the highlights of this top-10 battle: Manalapan 4 Red Bank Catholic 2 Manalapan’s freshman goaltender John Fox stopped 29 of 31 shots as he protected the Braves in a 4-2 win against Red Bank Catholic at The Armory. Fox’s great performance was aided by Ryan Mazza and Andrew Rutherford, who both scored twice in this one. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Red Bank Catholic athletics is brought to you by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Morris Knolls 3 Madison 2 Morris Knolls’ Jacob Walsh had himself a night with two goals and one assist. Four goals were scored in the first period, and the second period went on to be scoreless. However, Morris Knolls’ Sean Murray broke the tie in the third period on a power play. The Golden Eagles walked out of Mennen Arena with a 3-2 win. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Morris Knolls:
Somerville’s Dabney wins 2018 JSZ Zoneman, top players honored in Woodbridge
The 2018 Jersey Sports Zone banquet celebrated a stellar season on the gridiron in the Garden State. The APA Hotel in Woodbridge honored the best of the best from every part of the state and culminated with our version of the Heisman. Watch all the videos from a special night to honor the newest members of the JSZ All-Zone fraternity! Somerville QB Jalahn Dabney is your 2018 Zoneman Winner After a stellar senior year with Somerville, a majority of coaches and credentialed media from around the state selected Jalahn Dabney as the 2018 Zoneman Trophy winner. Dabney amassed 3,444 all-purpose yards and 55 touchdowns for the Pioneers this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the interview with Dabney along with other players selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Zoneman Preshow Before the Zoneman banquet action kicks off check out our pre-show interviews with JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez: NJM’s Colin Dansberry with JSZ All-Zone quarterback Jay Foley of Haddonfield High School Jersey Sports Zone’s Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to their support of South Jersey high school sports all year long! 2018 JSZ Zoneman Balloting With over 50 high school coaches around the state and more than 20 statewide media members, the ballots were cast just like the Heisman. 3 points or 1st place, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for third. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Jalahn DabneySomerville188474 Antonio AlfanoColonia86440 Nick KargmanWoodrow Wilson641036 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton74231 Rahmir JohnsonBergen Catholic62426 Steve LubischerRed Bank Catholic44626 Taquan RobersonDePaul Catholic36122 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep24519 Juwon JacksonPiscataway25218 Ronnie HickmanDePaul Catholic33217 John OlmsteadSt. Joe-Metucehn32316 Jasiah PurdieHasbrouck Heights30110 Brian UgwuHillside1218 Jermaine CorbettLong Branch2006 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Kevin Minnick (NJ.com), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), JJ Conrad (NJ.Com), Todderick Hunt (NJ.com), Simeon Pincus (My Central Jersey), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Mike Kinney (NJ.com), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network), GMC Gridiron, Mark Trible (Courier-Post), McCarthy Report, Brian Carr (North Jersey.com), Ryan Patti (Rivals.com), Coaches: Paramus Catholic, Randolph, Colonia, Hillside, Bridgewater-Raritan, North Hunterdon, Bergen Catholic, Allentown, West Deptford, DePaul Catholic, Holmdel, Keansburg, Rumson-Fair Haven, Seton Hall Prep, Ramapo, Red Bank Regional, Brick Memorial, Freehold Boro, Irvington, Red Bank Catholic, Toms River North, Manalapan, Westfield, Phillipsburg, Bernards, Hillsborough, Somerville, Hunterdon Central, Rutherford, Trenton, Delaware Valley, Buena, Butler, High Point, Matawan, Penns Grove, South River, Salem, AL Johnson, Willingboro, Nottingham, Haddonfield, West Orange, Piscataway, Lincoln, Notre Dame, Lenape, Sayreville, Brick Township, Pitman In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Meet The 2018 Zoneman Trophy Finalists Antonio Alfano, Colonia Defensive Lineman Alfano has been the consensus top-ranked 2019 football recruit all season long and there’s good reason why. He is one of five New Jersey players selected to play in the 2019 All-American Bowl and is committed to play for Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Alfano dominated his competition in the Greater Middlesex Conference with 79 tackles and 10 sacks this season, along with a staggering 28 tackles for losses. JSZ’s Jay Cook gives you the inside-look at what makes Alfano such a highly-touted prospect: Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) Running Back Byers was as electric as they come in the Garden State during his junior campaign. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon with the ball in his hands, rushing for 1,741 yards and 29 touchdowns on the season, all while helping power his St. Joe’s Wildcats to yet another Non-Public Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez takes you down to Hammonton for a behind-the-scenes look at South Jersey’s most electrifying runner: Jalahn Dabney, Somerville Quarterback Dabney took over the starting quarterback job in Somerville at the end of the 2017 season and showcased his dynamic playmaking ability well throughout 2018. He compiled 3,444 yards from scrimmage this season and reached the end-zone 56 times to lead one of New Jersey’s most dangerous offenses. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont tells us what makes this dual-threat quarterback tick: Nick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Quarterback Kargman will graduate from Woodrow Wilson with plenty of state records compiled during his senior season. The decorated South Jersey passer broke the state record single season passing mark with 3,963 yards and his 41 passing scores rank atop the state lists, as well. But what’s even more impressive is Kargman’s character off the field, as it’s made him an important part of the Woodrow Wilson community. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez tells us what makes Kargman so special: Rahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Running Back Johnson became the first Bergen Catholic rusher to break the 1,000-yard mark since 2008, a true testament to the level of competition that the Crusaders face on a week-to-week basis. After teammate Josh McKenzie went down with a torn ACL, Johnson assumed the full-time starting role and showcased his elite speed and craftiness all season long. He closed 2018 with 1,334 yards and 11 rushing scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story about this humble teammate and Nebraska commit: Steve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Quarterback Intelligence and athleticism is the blend of characteristics that has made Lubischer one of New Jersey’s most talented signal callers. At Red Bank Catholic, Lubischer blossomed into a premier dual-threat passer who had the ability to break the game on any down. JSZ’s chief operating officer Rich Chrampanis followed Lubischer’s trajectory all season long and tells us why this Boston College commit is so special: Other Top Vote-Getters Only the top-six vote-getters are on our Zoneman podium, but there were other plenty of players around the Garden State who had great seasons and garnered votes from coaches and media around the state. Those players were: 7th Place: Taquan Roberson, DePaul Catholic quarterback: Roberson, a Penn State commit, closed out his senior season in masterful fashion for the Spartans. He threw 29 touchdowns for 2,432 yards and will go down as one of the most decorated quarterbacks to play in New Jersey. 8th Place: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep running back: Berger led one of New Jersey’s most talented backfields at Don Bosco Prep by displaying elite patience and explosiveness. Only a junior, he holds offers from top-tier Power 5 college football programs and has plenty more in the tank for his senior year. 9th Place: Juwon Jackson, Piscataway running back: Jackson was a main reason why Piscataway reached a 13-0 record and won both a sectional title and a newly-minted “Bowl Game” at MetLife Stadium. He rushed for 1,898 yards and 31 touchdowns on the season. 10th Place: Ronnie Hickman, DePaul Catholic wide receiver/defensive back: Hickman was arguably the most dangerous two-way player in New Jersey. Committed to Ohio State, Hickman was one of five New Jersey football players selected to the 2019 All-American Bowl. His senior season was unfortunately cut short due to a torn ACL late in the year. Josh Henderson wins JSZ 2018 Prep Player of the Year Hun running back and University of North Carolina commit Josh Henderson was named JSZ’s 2018 Prep Player of the Year. Henderson accepted his award during JSZ’s 2nd annual All-Zone football banquet in Woodbridge. Watch Courtney DuPont’s story on the future Tar Heel: Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep Player of the Year was presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Meet the 2018 JSZ All-Zone Team We will be posting our highlight videos of every player honored throughout the next day – check back to click on the links below and see our highlights from our 2018 JSZ All-Zoners! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Micahel Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJean Alvarez, Union CityAyir Asante, St. Peter's PrepKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicKevin Cerruti, Long BranchJalahn Dabney, Somerville JC Collins, WillamstownJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepMax Baker, RamapoJason Collier, West DeptfordBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicAntonio Alfano, Colonia Jay Foley, HaddonfieldAidan Borguet, DelseaGarrett Cody, Bergen CatholicDylan Deveney, HunJermaine Donaldson, EasternNick Kargman, Woodrow Wilson Danny Grozozski, Burlington TownshipJermaine Corbett, Long BranchJohn Guaimano, Cedar GroveTyler Devera, Bergen CatholicCJ Hanson, Saint John VianneyJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepGBJ George, LindenJaaron Hayek, Wayne HillsChristian Mahogoney, Paramus CatholicRahmir Johnson, Bergen Catholic Rob McCoy, Mater Dei PrepJoe Green, PhillipsburgConnor Holmes, SayrevilleSean Morris, St. Joe-HammontonSteve Lubischer, Red Bank Catholic Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepMarlyn Johnson, PeddieJohn Olmstead, St. Joe-Metuchen Tom Sharkey, Wayne HillsJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayStanley King, Woodrow Wilson Bence Polgar, Wayne Hills Jack Stagaard, PhillipsburgMax Jackson, SummitJayvin Little, Timber CreekBlerim Rustemi, DePaul Catholic AJ Wingfield, RamapoJacob Mafaro, Kittatinny
Watch JSZ’s Monday 12.3 Hockey Highlights
As the regular season is well underway, Jersey Sports Zone will be locked into providing great ice hockey highlights all winter long. We’ll have coverage of two shutout wins from Seton Hall Prep and Rumson-Fair Haven from Monday night. Stay tuned! Seton Hall Prep 3 St. Augustine 0 A two-goal game from Tom Colucci helped Seton Hall Prep grab a rebound shutout win after falling to Don Bosco Prep earlier in the week. The Pirates exploded for three goals in just over two minutes during the second period to handily take the lead. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from West Orange: Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Passaic Valley 0 The Bulldogs score three times in the span of 1:15 late in the first period to cruise to their second straight win to open the season. Michael Kuras led the way with two goals for 2-0 Rumson. JSZ has the highlights of Monday night hockey at the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac
Vote now for 2018 JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
THANK YOU to everyone who voted in our 2018 JSZ Plays of the Year. With an overwhelming response, we are happy to announce that we will honor the top two finishers in each category at the JSZ Football Banquet on December 5 in Woodbridge As we gear up for the sectional finals and upcoming state championships and bowl games, JSZ has compiled the best plays captured by our cameras during the 2018 football season. We need your vote in six different categories. The polls are open NOW through Thursday at 9:00 pm. The winners of the polls will be honored at the 2nd annual JSZ Football banquet at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Our Top Play winners from the season will also be honored as well as the top players in the state with our JSZ All-State team. Watch all sixty of our nominees in the videos below and cast your vote! Thanks to all the athletes for giving us so many great moments from the 2018 season! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll NEW NOMINEE! Thanks for pointing out Tyler Cook’s big hit against Paramus Catholic. It’s now on the poll for voting along with the 10 nominees above Take Our Poll Take Our Poll