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Watch Friday 6.10 JSZ Championship Baseball Highlights
It’s sectional championship Friday on the diamond, and JSZ has highlights from six different games! Check back throughout the night as the videos are posted! Rumson-Fair Haven 4 Wall 3 | Group 2 Central Final Charlie Tallman hit a 2-run walk-off single to center to cap an amazing comeback by the Bulldogs to win their first sectional baseball championship in 18 years. Nick Lovarco hit a two-run homer in the 5th to give Wall a 2-1 lead and the Crimson Knights added an insurance run by Gabe Cavazzoni to take a 3-1 lead. RFH was down to its final strike before Aaron Del Tin worked a walk after fouling off seven pitches. From there, Reece Moroney hit an RBI double to make it 3-2 setting the table for Tallman’s heroics. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the incredible finish and post-game reaction from an epic game: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio from Berkshire Hathaway/Fox & Roach Realtors. Cranford 10 Millburn 8 | Group 3 North 2 Final A nine-run outburst over the final two innings was the driving force to the Cougars’ rousing come-from-behind victory for the sectional title. Will Gallagher and Dennis McCaffery each had two-run singles to help Cranford (24-4) erase a 5-1 deficit and steal the lead for good. Millburn (25-6) was led by Copeland Culp and his four-RBI day. Cranford now advances to the state semifinals and will host Ramapo on Monday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Millburn: Cherokee 2 Kingsway 1 | Group 4 South Final The sixth-seeded Chiefs knocked off the top-seeded Dragons to win their first sectional championship since 2012. Freshman Brett Gable struck out eight to earn the win on the mound, while Grayson Bravo picked up the save. Brandon Petrick knocked in both runs for Cherokee (22-7) with a single in the sixth inning. Colin Gill drove in the lone run of the game for Kingsway (26-5) in the loss. The Chiefs advance to host Howell in the state semifinals next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: St. Augustine 5 CBA 2 | Non-Public A South Final The Hermits captured their sixth straight sectional title with a victory over the Colts. Old Dominion commit Marco Levari struck out nine in six and two thirds innings of work to earn the win on the mound. St. Joseph’s commit Ryan Weingartner and Jordan Serrano each drove in a pair of runs for the Prep (27-1). George Kruse and Gavin Kus each had an RBI double for CBA (18-10) in the loss. St. Augustine will face Don Bosco for the state crown on Wednesday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Richland: Don Bosco 4 Seton Hall Prep 2 | Non-Public A North Final Caden Dana struck out a season-high 11 batters over six innings of work and allowed one earned run to spark the Ironmen to their first sectional title since 2015. The game was tied at 2 going into the fifth inning and Eric Becker broke the game open with an RBI single, scoring Pablo Santos for the go-ahead run for Don Bosco (23-5). Seton Hall Prep (21-7) carried a 2-1 lead into the third inning, but couldn’t hold on. The Ironmen now turn their focus to St. Augustine for the Non-Public A state title game on Wednesday. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One-on-One with Steve Adubato! Haddon Heights 4 Cedar Creek 3 | Group 2 South Final The third-seeded Garnets bring home a South Jersey title after throwing out the potential game-tying run at the plate on a passed ball. Timmy Shell, Caden Bodine, John DiCastanzo, and Drew Harris each drove in a run during a four-run fifth inning in the win for Haddon Heights (21-7). John McColl and Nate Winterbottom finished with a RBI in the loss for top-seeded Cedar Creek (19-13). Haddon Heights will now face Central champion Rumson-Fair Haven in a Group 2 state semifinal on Monday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from a wild finish in Egg Harbor City: JSZ’s championship baseball coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Saturday 5.21 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A busy Saturday on the diamond with conference championships makes all the headlines. Watch all of our coverage throughout the day! St. Peter’s Prep 5 Ferris 2 | Hudson County Tournament Championship Nick Rappa pitched the Marauders to their first Hudson County Tournament title since 2018 with a complete game gem in nearly 100 degree weather. Rappa struck out seven batters across seven innings of work, while the St. Peter’s Prep (21-6) offense got going with a three-run second inning. Ferris (19-6) was no-hit for four innings, but struck for two runs in the fifth inning. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Miller Stadium in West New York: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Ferris and St. Peter’s Prep is made possible by Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City. Seton Hall Prep 15 Bloomfield 0 (5 Innings) | Greater Newark Tournament Championship Seton Hall Prep (4) captured its18th Greater Newark Tournament Title with a dominating 15-0 win over Bloomfield (7). The Pirates had the bats working early, scoring four runs in the first inning, followed by six in the second, and five more in the third. Senior outfielder Matthew Monteleone ended the day 2-2 with four RBI’s while John Cerwisnki pitched a seven-strike out, one-hit shutout. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Rumson-Fair Haven 3 St. John Vianney 2 | Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal Brian Doherty’s base hit to left gave the Bulldogs a walk-off win in a game that took two days to complete. RFH and SJV played five scoreless innings before fog and rain postponed the game to Saturday morning. Due to rules in the Shore Conference Tournament and no score, the game was reset back to the beginning on Saturday. RFH took a 2-0 lead on an RBI double by Charlie Tallman and a John Bruno solo homer before SJV answered with two runs in the 5th highlighted by an Antonio Kurtz RBI triple. John Goodes went seven innings to pick up the complete-game win. RFH will face rival RBC in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals on Tuesday. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio Cherry Hill East 9 Cedar Creek 7 (10 innings) | Lee Ware Tournament Final The Cougars outlasted the Pirates in 10 innings in the heat to capture the Woodstown Lee Ware Tournament championship. Pete Longo gave East (7-13) the lead for good with a two-RBI single in the 10th. Brett McLaughin had a key outfield assist to deny Cedar Creek a walk-off win in the bottom of the ninth. Nate Winterbottom pitched seven scoreless innings of relief for the Pirates (14-11) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Tuesday 5.10 JSZ County Championship Lacrosse Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has more action packed championship games lined up as lacrosse county tournament play continues around the Garden State. Check out our highlights from three stellar finals below. Seton Hall Prep 9 West Essex 6 | Essex County Tournament Final | Boys No. 4 Seton Hall Prep captured its ninth consecutive Essex County Tournament crown with a 9-6 comeback win over No. 16 West Essex. Prep led 5-3 at halftime, but the Knights with three goals in the third quarter led 6-5 entering the fourth. Junior Aidan Donovan coming off the bench for the Pirates added two quick scores and assisted on a goal from Max Racich to put Seton Hall Prep back in front late. Max Racich and Matt Wrede each finished with two goals, Wrede also had 4 assists. Christian Schweiger ended the day with a hat trick. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Don Bosco 14 Ridgewood 6 | Bergen County Tournament Final | Boys The Ironmen had to wait more than seven weeks to get their revenge, but it was well worth it. Don Bosco lost to Ridgewood on the opening day of the season but avenged their lone loss with a championship victory. Mark Marino tallied seven points (four goals, three assists) while Koleton Marquis chipped in a hat trick. The Ironmen have now won back-to-back Bergen County Tournament titles. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Mahwah High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Don Bosco Prep and Ridgewood is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health. Mountain Lakes 8 Delbarton 7 | Morris County Tournament Final | Boys Reid Tietjen’s goal with 1:37 to go in the fourth quarter was the game-winner in a fantastic back and forth game that saw three lead changes in the final 12 minutes. Caz Kotsen was named the tournament MVP after a 3-goal, 2 assist game. It’s back-to-back Morris County titles for the Lakers who improve to 13-1 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Mount Olive High School:
Watch Tuesday 4.26 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has plenty of action from key games all over the state. Enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 11 Delbarton 8 | Boys Hat-trick performances from James Bailey and Max Racich powered the Pirates to a revenge win over the Green Wave. Tied 5-5 at the half, Seton Hall Prep (8-2) buried three consecutive goals to open the third quarter and wouldn’t look back from there. Delbarton (7-4) had defeated SHP at the Kelly Athletic Complex in the state semifinals last season, setting the stage for a tense and competitive game this time around. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One-on-One with Steve Adubato! Allentown 12 Monroe 9 | Boys Allentown improved to 9-2 following a 12-9 victory over reigning GMC Tournament Champions, Monroe. Allentown trailed 4-3 after the first quarter, but led 6-5 at halftime. Ethan Shaltis finished the afternoon with four goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Monroe coverage. Haddonfield 12 Shawnee 9 | Boys The Haddons took a 5-1 lead after the first period and never looked back on the road against the Renegades. Nolan Tully led the way with five goals for Haddonfield (5-2). Delaware commit Finn Morgan added two goals and four assists. Fellow Delaware commit Ethan Krauss scores three goals for Shawnee (6-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Thursday 4.14 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The lacrosse season is heating up quickly as some of the top teams in the state clash in mid-April. Check out all the highlights as they roll in! Seton Hall Prep 13 Westfield 5 | Boys Max Racich scored a career-high six goals and Jaz Zanelli had 11 saves as the Pirates bounced back from its first loss of the season. The Pirates raced out to a 3-0 lead and Racich scored three straight goals in the second to help the Prep lead 7-3 at the half. Cody Lam had three goals in the loss for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Westfield: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by State Senator Jon Bramnick Summit 10 Oak Knoll 8 | Girls The Hilltoppers have officially secured the No. 1 ranking in New Jersey. Lily Spinner had the Royals’ defense spinning in circles as scored four first-half goals for Summit (5-1), powering the Hilltoppers to a key win over one of their biggest rivals. Summit’s defense was stellar in the second half – they held Oak Knoll (5-1) scoreless over the final 21 minutes of regulation. Devon Gogerty also scored four goals in the game for the Royals in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Chatham: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Notre Dame 15 Allentown 12 | Boys Notre Dame remains undefeated at 5-0 following a 15-12 victory over Allentown in a battle of two unbeaten Colonial Valley Conference foes. A tight battle from the beginning saw Allentown holding on to an 8-7 lead at halftime. Following a lightning delay with two minutes to go in the third quarter, Notre Dame jumped out to a 12-10 lead and capitalized on penalties in the fourth. Towson commit Joe Meidling ended the afternoon with six goal and four assists for 10 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Notre Dame coverage. Shawnee 10 Moorestown 5 | Girls The Renegades continue their red-hot start to the season by shutting down the Quakers, the twelfth-ranked team in the USA Lacrosse national rankings. Elle Trzaskawka and Mackenzie Borbi combined for seven goals to pace the Renegades attack. Coastal Carolina-commit Carley Vernon racked up ten saves, highlights a stout defensive day from Shawnee (6-0). Maddie Miceli scored a pair of goals in the loss for Moorestown (5-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 4.8 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ has a pair of great lacrosse games from a busy Friday around the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Summit 8 Seton Hall Prep 3 | Boys John Murray had a career-high four goals and Dylan Sebastian added a pair of fourth-quarter goals and an assist to give the Hilltoppers (3-0) a statement win against a Seton Hall Prep squad that is currently ranked second in the latest state polls. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights of an outstanding top 5 showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Summit is made possible by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato Shawnee 11 Clearview 7 | Girls The Renegades started fast, but needed to fend off a second-half rally from the Pioneers to stay undefeated on the season. Abby Davidson led the way with three goals on the afternoon for Shawnee (4-0). Mackenzie Borbi and Mady Cattani each scored a pair of goals in the win. Ryan Remaly and Ashley Noto netted two goals apiece in the loss for Clearview (3-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mullica Hill: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Friday 4.8 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has highlights from three exciting games for you on this Friday night! Millburn 2 Seton Hall Prep 1 Alex Wilson delivered Millburn’s biggest hit so far this season. Leading off in the bottom of the seventh, Wilson turned on a 2-2 fastball and drove it out of the yard for a walk-off home run to defeat rival Seton Hall Prep. The Millers (4-0) defeated the Pirates (3-1) in a walk-off to win the 2021 Greater Newark Tournament final last year, and found more heroics this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Essex County: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Millburn is brought to you by Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by One on One with Steve Adubato. Cranford 4 Westfield 3 No. 11 Cranford remains undefeated at 3-0 with a 4-3 victory over Union County Conference foe Westfield. The Blue Devils went ahead 2-0 in the first inning off a two run home run from Leo Mangiamele. Following an RBI on a fielder’s choice, Cranford with a two run fifth inning from Lucca Limeira and Shane Van Dam would take a 3-2 lead. Despite another Westfield home run, Sean Woodruff pitched seven innings and threw 10 strike outs for the Cougars. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of senator Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Rahway for sponsoring our Cranford coverage. Middle Township 10 Oakcrest 6 The Panthers fell behind 3-1 early, but scored seven runs in the third inning and never looked back. Frankie Castellano finished with a double and 4 RBIs for Middle (3-2). Mike Adelizzi, Vincent Povio and Owen Hall each drove in two runs apiece in the victory. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from this Cape-Atlantic League clash: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
NJ Devils and JSZ once again bring great memories to New Jersey high school icers
The third and final installment of JSZ’s Goals of the Month took place last Sunday at the Prudential Center. Check out a great night for our honorees at the Rock! Once again, the New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone to spotlight great moments captured by our cameras. On March 27, the final edition of our Goals of the Month was honored along with our Save of the Year winner. In all, 16 players got a chance to see their goal on the scoreboard at the Prudential Center and watch NHL action up close. Check out our feature that aired earlier today on JSZ-TV on WLNY 10/55 and watch our Top 5 goals from the 2022 post-season:
Meet JSZ’s Entire 2022 All-Zone Basketball Team!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the 2021-22 high school basketball season with our annual All-Zone team. We announce the Mister and Miss Hoop Zone 2022 winner with extended features on two more great names to add to New Jersey high school basketball history! You can also find our entire All-Zone team below, which highlights the top public and non-public players on both the boys’ and girls’ sides. Wagner Repeats as JSZ’s Mister Hoop Zone Camden guard DJ Wagner is a two-time winner of Jersey Sports Zone’s Mister Hoop Zone award. The number one ranked recruit in the nation for the class of 2023 helped “The High” to a Group 2 state championship. He was on 35 first-place ballots in JSZ’s voting, done by high school head coaches and media members around the state. Roselle Catholic’s Simeon Wilcher, who led Roselle Catholic to a Tournament of Champions overtime win against Camden finished in second picking up 22 first-place votes. In the midst of all the attention not only in our state but across the nation, Wagner continues to be humble and has a team-first mentality. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles our two-time Mr. Hoop Zone winner: Thanks to the coaches and media members from every part of the state who cast their vote for 2022 Mister Hoop Zone: Tom Sheridan, Williamstown, Kyle Dhyne, Holy Spirit, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Twp., Dan Williams, Mainland, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Tyler Schmelz, Red Bank Catholic, John Giraldo, Matawan, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Kevin Diverio, Don Bosco, Mergin Sina, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, John Rosser, Overbrook, Mike Nausedas, Marlboro, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Ryan McKeever, Immaculata, Rory Caswell, Toms River North, Lou Piccola, Colts Neck, Rich Buckheit, Mater Dei Prep, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, John Bruno, Ocean City, Nick Vier, Ramapo, Mike Clemente, Central, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Tahj Holden, Ranney, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, A. Melesurgo, Bound Brook, Jeff Gumbs Jr., Perth Amboy, Rich Roche, Notre Dame, Chris Raba, Nottingham, Phil Colicchio, Elizabeth, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Mark Bass, Trenton Catholic, Kevin Williams, Seton Hall Prep, Ryan Derry, Burlington Township, Don DeLeo, Hightstown, James McKeon, Westfield, Liam James, Gloucester, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Dave’s Joint, Adam Zagoria, NY Times, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Matt Manley, Shore Sports Network, Jay Gomes, NJ Hoops, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ, James Mooney, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ SJV’s St. Rose Wins 2022 Miss Hoop Zone in Dominating Fashion St. John Vianney guard Madison St. Rose was a near-unanimous selection to win Jersey Sports Zone’s 2022 Miss Hoop Zone. The Princeton-bound senior was the leader of one of the best teams in New Jersey high school history going 32-1, winning the final Tournament of Champions. While St. Rose was snubbed from national all-star games, the coaches and media in New Jersey have given her proper due as one of the very best from our state to play the game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles the latest great athlete to join the Miss Hoop Zone list: Thanks to the coaches and media members around the state who cast their vote for JSZ’s Miss Hoop Zone; Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., William Wishart, Shore Regional, Michael Lazur, Ocean Township, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Scott Betson, Mainland, Sandy Chiera, Colonia, Vin Vizzi, Spotswood, Jackie Siscone, ACIT, Ron Powell, Cherokee, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, Chris Hernandez, Weehawkin, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Liz McKeon, Westfield, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Cap Pazdera, New Providence, Kristen Przybylski, Eastern, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Derek Lynn, Montville, Felicia Oliver, Matawan, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Danny Brown, Saddle River Day, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson Eastside, Jon Jones, NJ Advance/Max Preps, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, NYG Hoops, Antonio Morales, NJ Athletics, Prep Girls Hoops, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, G Thing, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, James Mooney, JSZ, Nery Rodriguez, JSZ, Mike Frankel, JSZ, Jay Cook, JSZ, Rich Chrampanis, JSZ St. Benedict’s Johnson wins JSZ’s Prep Player of the Year St. Benedict’s Prep junior Ty-Laur Johnson was named Jersey Sports Zone’s Prep player of the year after leading the Gray Bees to a dominating 19-1 season and the New Jersey Prep “A” championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has more on a junior guard who shined against elite competition: Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Boys Basketball Team This week, we’ll have video profiles of every player across the state that we honor as part of the 2022 Jersey Sports Zone All-Zone Basketball Team. Public BoysPublic BoysNon-Public BoysNon-Public BoysMr. Hoop Zone FinalistsPOY Winners Darius Adams, ManasquanEJ Matthews-Spratley, Cherry Hill EastAdam Silas, St. Thomas AquinasOtega Oweh, Blair AcademyMark Armstrong, St. Peter's PrepDJ Wagner, Camden, JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone 2022 Andrew Ball, ShawneeCian Medley, CamdenAkil Watson, Roselle CatholicRyan Pettit, Rutgers PrepMackenzie Mgbako, Gill St. Bernard'sTy-Laur Johnson, St. Benedict's Prep, JSZ Prep Player of the Year Aaron Bradshaw, CamdenSavon Myers, Manchester Twp.Brandon Benjamin, Bergen CatholicRyan Zan, Rutgers PrepWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tayvon Gaither, LenapeSavion Pressley, ColoniaDavid Mager, Dwight-EnglewoodTahaad Pettiford, Hudson CatholicSimeon Wilcher, Roselle Catholic Scott Gyimesi, Rumson-Fair HavenSebastian Robinson, ElizabethDeuce Jones, Trenton CatholicNaas Cunningham, Gill St. Bernard's Dasear Haskins, CamdenKeyshun Sanders, PaulsboroDylan Harper, Don BoscoDenver Anglin, Gill St. Bernard's Zoe Holman, Woodrow WilsonJack Seidler, MarlboroElijah Gertrude, Hudson CatholicAlex Bauman, Red Bank Catholic Asim Jones, Paterson CharterDerek Simpson, LenapeJackson Bleeker, Seton Hall PrepCJ Ruoff, Red Bank Catholic Elijah Lewis, Watchung HillsJon Spatola, MarlboroJadin Collins, Rutgers PrepIsaac Hester, Ranney Sean Logan, WestfieldDJ Thomson, KeyportJamarques Lawrence, Roselle CatholicNate Williams, St. John Vianney Carlos Lopez, Egg Harbor Twp.Julian Brown, Bergen Catholic Meet the 2022 JSZ All-Zone Girls Basketball Team Public GirlsPublic GirlsNon-Public GirlsNon-Public GirlsMiss Hoop Zone FinalistsMiss Hoop Zone Winner Amaya Burch, Timber CreekBrooke Hollawell, ManasquanIsabella Ascencio, IHAAshley O'Connor, St. John Vianney Zoe Brooks, St. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Destiny Bynum-Johnson, UniversityGrace Klag, WestfieldTyonna Bailey, Montclair ImmaculateFaith Pappas, Pope JohnHannah Hidalgo, Paul VI Kylie Capstraw, West OrangeMeghan Lamanna, New ProvidenceAntonia Bates, Rutgers PrepMia Pauldo, Morris CatholicPaulina Paris, Saddle River Day Julia Corsentino, Rumson-Fair HavenZoie Maffei, Jackson MemorialMikayla Blakes, Rutgers PrepMya Pauldo, Morris CatholicJustine Pissott, Red Bank Catholic Alexis Davis, WoodburyBrynn McCurry, SpartaMeg Cahalan, St. John VianneyKayla Perez, St. Thomas Aquinas Camryn Dirkes, MainlandChristina Midgette, FranklinAlly Carman, Red Ban CatholicAlana Robinson, Pope John Mary Elizabeth Donnelly, ManasquanGia Pissott, Toms River NorthGina Gaccione, IHAGabriella Ross, Donovan Catholic Rylee Drahos, Shore RegionalMadison Schiller, RamapoKatie Ledden, Rutgers PrepTayla Thomas, Montclair Immaculate Katie Fricker, CherokeeRhian Stokes, EwingSara McShea, Paul VIKassidy Thompson, Camden Catholic Kyla Glasser-Hyman, HightstownAlly Sweeney, SpartaKaci Mikulski, Wildwood CatholicFaith Williamson, Saddle River Day Georgia Heine, Manasquan Jersey Sports Zone’s All-Zone coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health!
JSZ’s Announces Hockey Postseason Awards!
New Jersey’s 2021-2022 high school hockey season was one for the record books. We saw some teams flirt with perfection, others make school history while many players took their respective games to new heights. Here, our team at Jersey Sports Zone honors the very best from this past season. Follow along as our full postseason award announcements roll out! CBA’s Zach Wagnon Wins JSZ’s 2022 Hockey Player of the Year Zach Wagnon’s senior season was dominant from start to finish. The top forward at Christian Brothers Academy, Wagnon accumulated 24 goals and a staggering 50 assists while leading the Colts to a near perfect year. The Yale University commit – who was named the Gordon Conference MVP – helped lead CBA to a 27-0-3 record along with a Gordon Cup championship along with a Non-Public state title. Wagnon was unanimously selected by JSZ’s staff as this year’s winner. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles the standout forward: JSZ’s Hockey Player of the Year History 2022: Zach Wagnon, CBA 2021: Connor Sedlak, Don Bosco 2020: John Donohoe, CBA 2019: Tyler Sedlak, Don Bosco 2018: Mickey Burns, Don Bosco Morristown-Beard’s Leah Stecker Wins JSZ’s 2022 Girls Hockey Player of the Year Morristown-Beard was once again crowned the number one Girls Ice Hockey team in New Jersey this past season and that was thanks in large part to senior leader Leah Stecker. The Penn State commit finished the year with 19 goals and eclipsed the 100 point mark in her Crimson career. Stecker exits high school with 67 goals total and the only two girls ice hockey state titles to be played in NJ’s history so far. JSZ is proud to announce Stecker as our inaugural winner of the award. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: JSZ’s 2022 All-Zone Team Every year, we put a spotlight on the best players to grace the ice in the Garden State. This year, however, we are splitting our All-Zone teams up into a public team and a non-public team. There’s no first, second or third team all-state here – we just take the very best from throughout the year. 2022 All-Zone Public Team GoaliesDefensemanForwards Shane Cook, Governor LivingstonThomas Conrod, WestfieldEgor Barabanov, Ridge Daniel Moor, Northern HighlandsAndreas Forand, Middletown SouthRowan Brennan, Verona Zach Turbin, LivingstonZach Gold, VeronaColin Delanzo, Middletown North Luke Dickerson, Morris Knolls Will Fuller, Northern Highlands Jace Koenigsmark, Middletown North Brian Kramer, Governor Livingston Denis Kuzmenkov, Ridge Matteo Mancheno, Westfield Brett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Austin Vecchio, Livingston 2022 All-Zone Non-Public Team GoaliesDefensemanForwardsPlayers of the Year John Donohoe, CBAMatthew Desiderio, Bergen CatholicAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicZach Wagnon, CBA - 2022 JSZ Boys Player of the Year Jason Cai, DelbartonNoah Jones, Morristown-BeardLeighton Biesidadecki, CBA Lukas Peterson, Don Bosco PrepEvan Brown, CBALeah Stecker, Morristown-Beard - 2022 JSZ Girls Player of the Year Patrick Reilly, CBANick Faccone, Delbarton Aidan Guinnessey, CBA Hollis Humphries, Morristown-Beard Matt Imbriano, Don Bosco Prep John Mustard, Bergen Catholic Ty Oller, Don Bosco Prep Trip Pendy, Delbarton Billy Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Jersey Sports Zone’s full postseason award coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health, a proven supporter of New Jersey high school sports.
Vote now for Jersey Sports Zone’s Hockey Plays of the Year!
We’ve got one more batch of great goals from the high school hockey playoffs and our nominees for JSZ Saves of the Year. Cast your vote now through Friday at 12 noon. Winners will be honored by the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center later this month! The high school hockey season provided some great moments and once again the New Jersey Devils have teamed up with Jersey Sports Zone to honor another great batch of goals captured by JSZ cameras. We’ve got ten nominees for the best goals of the post-season. Our poll is open NOW through Friday at 12 noon. The winner of the poll will get one of the five spots for our Goals of the Month. Jersey Sports Zone and the Devils will choose the other four goals from our nominees and compile the Top 5 goals that will be shown during the Devils game against the Montreal Canadiens on March 27th. The Top 5 goal scorers will get tickets to the game and get to see their goals on the scoreboard during the first intermission! Watch our goals below and cast your vote now: Jersey Sports Zone Save of the Year In addition to our Top 5 goals from the post-season, the Devils will honor the top save captured by JSZ cameras. The poll is open now through Friday at 12 noon. The winner of the poll will be honored by the Devils at the March 27th game against Montreal along with our top five goal scorers. Watch the best saves now and cast your vote! Thanks to the New Jersey Devils for supporting high school hockey players in New Jersey all year long! In addition to hosting the state championships, the Devils have been showcasing Jersey Sports Zone goals every month during the hockey season.
NJ Devils honor another round of JSZ’s Top HS Hockey Goals
Before the high school hockey season comes to a close, Jersey Sports Zone returns to the Prudential Center in Newark to honor five more electrifying hockey goals captured by our MMJ’s. Watch the recap of the special evening below! The New Jersey Devils have once again shined a light on high school hockey in the Garden State with JSZ’s Top Goals of the Month. The winner’s received tickets to the Devils/Blues game and saw their plays on display on the Jumbotron during the first intermission. Devils forward Michael McLeod even weighed in on all five goals and gave his insight to these rising stars. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action: A special thanks to the New Jersey Devils for highlighting high school hockey in the Garden State. Don’t miss JSZ’s complete State Championship Hockey coverage from the Prudential Center on 3/7!
Low Lifts Morristown-Beard in Playoff Thriller
A month ago, the Crimson were on the wrong side of a heartbreaking loss to the Pirates. Now, they’ve rebounded and will advance in the state playoffs. Two goals from Andrew Low in the last five minutes of regulation lifted 11-seed Morristown Beard (14-11-1) to a thrilling 6-5 win over 6-seed Seton Hall Prep (10-12-2) in the first round of the Non-Public state tournament. Tied 2-2 going into the third period, both teams combined to score seven goals in a wild final frame. Seton Hall Prep led 5-4 thanks to a great goal from Owen Waivada with 8:51 left in regulation, but the goal wasn’t enough. Morristown-Beard advances to face the winner of Don Bosco Prep-Frisch first round game in the Non-Public quarterfinals on Monday, Feb. 28. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Codey Arena in West Orange: Thanks to “One on One with Steve Adubato” for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics this year!
Watch Saturday 2.19 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Conference tournament play is in full swing in New Jersey and we’ve got action from Essex County and the Shore Conference. Stay tuned for all the action as it rolls in! Seton Hall Prep 60 Newark Central 55 | Essex County Final | Boys Seton Hall Prep (20-3) defeated Newark Central (19-5) 60-55 for the Essex County Tournament Title. Central went ahead 17-13 to end the first quarter, Shawn Lyght would then help Seton Hall Prep take a 28-23 lead at halftime. The Pirates stayed in front until the fourth quarter when Newark Central battled back from eight points down to tie the game and retake the lead. Jackson Bleecker with five clutch points in the closing moments helped Seton Hall Prep secure the win late. Shawn Lyght winning MVP honors finished with 18 points, Jackson Bleecker had 14. Its the first ECT Title for the Pirates since 2016. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Manasquan 62 Holmdel 59 | Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal | Girls Brooke Hollawell broke a 56-56 tie with under 2:30 to play and the Warriors held off an upset-minded Holmdel squad to earn a spot in the SCT semis against #2 seed RBC. The game featured the rare husband vs. wife coaching matchup. Matt Kukoda, the former Wall boys basketball coach who became a principal at Holmdel returned to the bench when the Hornets needed a midseason replacement as head coach. Lisa Kukoda has built Manasquan into one of the state’s top public school programs year in and year out. The two coaches saw the play on the court take the headlines in a fantastic game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown South: Thanks to OceanFirst Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Shore Conference Tournament Rumson-Fair Haven 70 Donovan Catholic 55 | Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinal | Girls The Bulldogs exploded for 16 – yes, 16 – three pointers in a rousing win over Donovan Catholic in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Grace Colucci led the way with a career-best 27 points, followed by Julia Corsentino’s 24 points. Donovan Catholic controlled the first half and got a team-high scoring output from Olivia Conroy (23 points). RFH advances to play top-seeded St. John Vianney in the semifinals. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Middletown South: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by Mario Venancio.
Vote now for JSZ NJ Devils Goal of the Month!
We’ve got 10 great goals from the month of January and the final week of the regular season. Watch the best goals captured by JSZ cameras and vote now to see who will be honored at an upcoming New Jersey Devils game! The New Jersey Devils have partnered with Jersey Sports Zone once again to honor great high school hockey goals all season long! We’ve got the top ten goals captured by JSZ cameras in January and the final week of the regular season and we’re asking you to cast your vote. The winner of our poll will join last month’s winner (Pat Haines, SJV) to secure two of the five slots for the NJ Devils HS Hockey goals of the month. The JSZ staff and Devils will choose three other goals to create our top five goals of the month. The five goals of the month will be honored at the Devils game on March 6th and receive tickets to the game! The polls are open now through Thursday at 3:00 pm. Cast your vote now and thanks to all ten of our nominees for giving us some awesome goals! The December goals of the month were honored during the Devils game against the Dallas Stars.
Watch Monday 2.7 JSZ Hockey Highlights
For some teams, it’s cup season. For others, it’s about to start. JSZ has highlights from the Egan Cup final in Trenton along with the regular season finale for red-hot CBA. Check back in throughout the night for the highlights! CBA 4 Seton Hall Prep 2 Colts’ star forward Zach Wagnon had career game Monday night. Wagnon, the Gordon Conference’s leading scorer, netted his first career hat trick in an impressive showing against Seton Hall Prep (10-10-2). Wagnon ultimately finished with a four-point night as CBA (19-0-3) locks up the top seed in the upcoming Gordon Cup Tournament. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Codey Arena in West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.” St. John Vianney 4 Notre Dame 1 | Egan Cup Final St. John Vianney (11-4-1) defeated Notre Dame (10-5-1) 4-1 to claim their first Egan Cup Championship since 2019. The Lancers led 3-0 after two periods of play following goals from Mike Reed, Nick Viola and Luc Barnett. Rob Calice added a score to begin the third. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage.
National Signing Day 2022: JSZ Coverage
Today is the biggest day of the year for high school athletes going to play at the next level. JSZ has statewide coverage from National Signing Day as some of the top football players put pen to paper and sign their National Letters of Intent. East Orange Caps Off Historic Season With Three Signees The 2021 season at East Orange will be talked about for years to come. A perfect 13-0 season, a pair of trophies and a number of top-notch players highlighted a year for the record books. The Jaguars put their memorable season to bed on Wednesday as three seniors signed National Letters of Intent. Kyle Louis signed with the University of Pittsburgh, Ahmad Nalls inked with Kent State and Dieunerst Collin made it official with D-II Lake Eerie College. Their senior leadership and the examples they set may have changed East Orange football for years to come. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Essex County: RBC’s Alex Bauman Signs with Tulane One of New Jersey’s premier two-way players, Bauman brings a versatile skill set to the American Athletic Conference. Bauman was a JSZ All-Zone Non-Public selection on the defensive line but will be suiting up as a tight end when he arrives on campus in New Orleans. He collected 26 catches for 432 yards and six touchdowns for RBC’s high octane offense and made 79 tackles with eight sacks, 16 tackles for loss, 18 hurries, and two fumble recoveries as the leader of the Caseys’ defense. Watch his JSZ senior year highlight reel now! Notre Dame’s Jenkins Signs with Tennessee The 6’6 260 DL chose the Vols over Florida, Virginia, Mizzou and West Virginia. The Notre Dame senior elevated himself to a three-star recruit and was named to JSZ’s All-Zone team. Check out his profile below: Army West Point Lands Jack Latore Once again, Middletown South’s football program produces another Division One-level talent. The 6-5, 240 pound defensive lineman wreaked havoc in opposing backfields all season long and that high level of play earned him an offer to play at Army West Point. The Black Knights land a player who’s potential continues to improve. He notched 89 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks for the 9-2 Eagles this season. Watch his JSZ senior year highlight reel now! Kanye Udoh Signs with Army The Black Knights landed another Garden State gem on Wednesday, as St. Augustine’s Kanye Udoh made his college decision. The St. Augustine standout was one of the state’s top running backs in 2021, finishing with 1,500 yards and 16 touchdowns. Udoh helped lead the Hermits to a 9-2 record and a run to the Non-Public A semifinals. Watch his JSZ All-Zone Profile here: Donovan Catholic’s McNair signs with Old Dominion Donovan Catholic two-way lineman Caron McNair is on his way to Virginia after signing to play FBS football at Old Dominion. McNair was a 2021 JSZ All-Zone selection: A Pair of SPP Marauders Sign with Holy Cross Holy Cross has established a successful recruiting pipeline in New Jersey for years. Now, the Crusaders have made an impact this cycle at St. Peter’s Prep. Avery Powell and Sam Slade – both JSZ All-Zone Non-Public selections – signed their National Letters of Intent Tuesday with the Crusaders. Powell is a physical defensive back who loves to tackle, make a big hit and then drop back into coverage and make quarterbacks pay. He made 67 tackles, had 11 pass breakups and one interception as the leader of the Marauders’ defensive backfield in 2021. A tenacious runner with the ability to fly by defenders made Sam Slade one of North Jersey’s most dangerous tailbacks. The 5-10, 190 pound tailback was the only player on St. Peter’s Prep’s offense to eclipse 1,000 scrimmage yards during the 2021 season. Watch both of their JSZ senior season highlight reels now! Seton Hall Prep’s Thomason Inks with New Hampshire Congratulations to Seton Hall Prep running back Myles Thomason for signing a national letter of intent to play Division I FCS football at the University of New Hampshire. Thomason eclipsed 1,000 all-purpose yards and had 13 touchdowns for the Pirates. Watch his 2021 JSZ All-Zone Profile below: Signings Around The State It’s official!!! @CianCurylo is off to the Thundering herd of Marshall University!!! @BucDeck @BucDeck @RBRBBF @RBRicehockey @Bob_Badders @smfalk @Rich_Chrampanis @CoachDavis23 @sherlonapp @HerdFB pic.twitter.com/qgEyGXKuHS— RBR Athletics (@rbrathletics) February 2, 2022 Congratulations Rajahn Cooper Merrimack College, Alex Bauman Tulane Univ, and Ryan McPherson Assumption College signing a NLI to continue their football careers pic.twitter.com/2hD08O4goj— CaseysSports (@CaseysSports) February 2, 2022 Congratulations @SRRamsfootball Jaiden Brown on his commitment to @HoyasFB pictured with his parents, Coach Larson, Coach Sharkey & HFC Donohue Sr. #RamPride🐏🏛🏈🇺🇲 #HoyaSaxa @coachsgarlata @HoyasFB pic.twitter.com/GY7I3c59j0— Chuck Donohue Jr. (@DonohueJr) February 2, 2022 COMMITMENT DAY! FOLLOW FOR UPDATES THROUGHOUT THE DAY pic.twitter.com/Hx5vEOE006— SJR Football (@SJRFB) February 2, 2022 Congratulations to Cole Kozlowski on his commitment to play Football for the Colgate Raiders! pic.twitter.com/u4bRuejZS1— Manasquan Athletics (@SquanAthletics) February 2, 2022 Congrats to the kid @dj_thomson4 on making his commitment to @ESU_Football ! Proud of you ! @Bryanthomson18 @Alex_Thomson3 @FBKeyport @Keyport_B_Bball pic.twitter.com/UKZW8pAiUZ— JMaguireKPSD (@jmaguireKPSD) February 2, 2022 Congratulations & Best of Luck, AJ Ayman Elhossiani & Family on signing his NIL to continue his Football Career at Shippensburg U! @ShipFootball @ShipURaiders @WhsBarronsFB pic.twitter.com/loYKp9tyWs— WHS Athletics (@BarronsSports) February 2, 2022 Demarest Signing day. We had a total of 16 student-athletes commit to compete at the collegiate level next year. Good luck to all our senior athletes. Go Norsemen! @NJScom @BigNorthConBNC @VarsityAces pic.twitter.com/uzxC2S9E5X— NV-Demarest Athletics Official Site (@DemarestNv) February 2, 2022 Official!!!!! @CoachDeLoach11 @Red_Zone75 @KUBearsFootball pic.twitter.com/8ai9Bs8PcA— Ahmad Dixon (@ahmadixon03) February 2, 2022
Vote on 2022 Week 2 JSZ Basketball Game Balls!
The HS hoops season continues with tremendous performances all around the Garden State. Our JSZ team has received a number of nominations and has combed the box scores to find the best individual efforts in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: email@example.com (South nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: email@example.com (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
Watch Monday 1.10 JSZ Hockey Highlights
JSZ kicks off the week with another stellar batch of hockey games. Take a tour around the state here for some highlights in Essex County, Mercer County and Monmouth County. Enjoy! Don Bosco 6 Seton Hall Prep 1 Kris Krumins came to play on Monday and led the Ironmen with a hat trick to power past the Pirates in a bounce-back win. Don Bosco (8-3) lost to No. 1 CBA last week but didn’t let the loss keep them down. Matt Bossolina also scored a pair of goals while Ty Oller had the other remaining goal. Seton Hall Prep (7-6-1) got their lone goal from a beautiful breakaway score via Daniel Kelly in the second period. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Codey Arena in West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato! Notre Dame 3 Robbinsville 0 Notre Dame (5-2-1) defeated CVC Colonial Division rival Robbinsville (7-3) 3-0. The game got started with early goals in both the first and second period from Drew Werthman and Gavin Frith, Werthman finished with two goals. Brother, Cole Werthman with a big night between the post recorded 27 saves and secured a shut out. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Robbinsville and Notre Dame. Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Manasquan 1 Charlie Tallman scored a pair of goals and the Bulldogs had three power-play goals and a shorthanded tally in its return to the ice. Tallman tied the game at 1 while RFH was a man down and added one more on the power play. RFH was dormant for 20 days during the holidays and a COVID shutdown and improves to 4-2-2. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Red Bank Armory: We’re excited to have Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hataway/Fox&Roach Realtors as our new Rumson-Fair Haven sponsor. Thanks to Mario we’ve got free RFH highlights all year long for our entire audience!
Watch Saturday 1.8 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Showcase season is in full swing, and JSZ has you covered with plenty of action across the Garden State. Stay tuned all day as the highlights roll in! Hudson Catholic 65 Seton Hall Prep 43 | Boys | SFIC High School Hoopfest No. 9 Hudson Catholic (5-1) cruised to a third straight win following a 65-43 victory over Seton Hall Prep (6-2). Locked into a 28-22 game at halftime, Hudson Catholic extended their lead to as many as 25 in the second half. Sophomore Tahaad Pettiford finished with 14 points while Elijah Gertrude had 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Roselle Catholic: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Manasquan 51 Mainland 49 | Girls | Seagull Classic The Warriors willed themselves to a hard-fought victory after a back-and-forth battle with the previously-unbeaten Mustangs. Dartmouth-commit Brooke Hollawell finished with a team-high 15 points to lead a balanced offensive attack from Manasquan (8-1). Stevens-commit Dorothy Lofreddo scored six of her eight points in the fourth quarter helping the Warriors take the lead in the final frame. Camryn Dirkes went for a game-high 17 points in the loss for Mainland (6-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The girls basketball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Wednesday 1.5 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The New Jersey hockey scene delivers a stellar three-pack of games on Wednesday and we’ve got you covered with wall-to-wall highlights from the biggest games. Stay tuned throughout the evening as the highlights roll in! Christian Brothers Academy 3 Don Bosco 1 Zach Wagnon’s power-play blast with 4:28 left in the third period broke a 1-1 tie and the senior sealed the victory with an empty netter to give the undefeated Colts (7-0-3) a regular-season Ironmen. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Jersey Shore Arena in our NJ Devils Game of the Week: Thanks to the New Jersey Devils for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to spotlight outstanding high school hockey all season long! Bergen Catholic 5 Seton Hall Prep 2 The Crusaders have been looking for a marquis win all season long and finally found it after the calendar turned over to 2022. Five different players scored for Bergen Catholic (3-2-1) as the Crusaders won their second game against Gordon Conference competition this season. Seton Hall Prep (7-5-1) scored a pair of goals in the third period, but it wasn’t enough. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Ice House in Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.” Westfield 3 St. John Vianney 1 Westfield (7-2) picked up a fourth straight win following a 3-1 comeback victory over St. John Vianney (5-1-1). The ninth ranked Lancers got ahead early on a goal from Mike Reed to lead 1-0 after the first period. In the second, Westfield answered back with a pair of goals from Liam Hiltwein to go ahead 2-1 entering the third. Alex Ebel’s score to begin the final period would be the finishing touches as the number 12 Blue Devils handed SJV their first loss of the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage.
Watch Thursday 12.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Seton Hall Prep 57 Union 47 | Boys | Husky Holiday Classic Final Seton Hall Prep (4-1) defeated Union (2-1) 57-47 in the Husky Holiday Classic Final from Matawan Regional High School. The Pirates led 24-16 at halftime and extended the deficit to as many as 11 in the fourth quarter. Senior Nick Dunneman finishing with 7 points took home Tournament MVP honors while Gavin Kreitz had 13 points and Myles Thomason ended the evening with 14. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Aberdeen: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Red Bank Catholic 55 Manasquan 36 | Girls | WOBM Christmas Classic Final The Caseys pulled away from the Warriors in the fourth quarter to capture the WOBM tournament title. Tennessee commit Justine Pissott and Tessa Carman each scored 11 points in the win. Emma Carman added nine points for RBC (5-1). Hope Masonius and Mary Elizabeth Donnelly scored 13 points apiece for Manasquan (5-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Toms River: The girls basketball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Football Team
Jersey Sports Zone is proud to salute our All-State selections. We have video highlights of every JSZ All-Zone selection and celebrate Millville’s LeQuint Allen as the 2021 JSZ Zoneman Trophy winner LeQuint Allen wins 2021 JSZ Zoneman Trophy It was a celebration on a few different levels for Millville’s LeQuint Allen on Dec. 17. He was awarded the 2021 Zoneman Trophy, Jersey Sports Zone’s honor for the top player in New Jersey. Allen rushed for nearly 2,000 yards, scored 26 touchdowns, and made over 120 tackles on defense for the Thunderbolts this fall. JSZ was able to present Allen with the hardware during a signing celebration. Allen officially signed with Syracuse University on Wednesday, but family, friends, coaches and teammates were on hand on Friday to celebrate the achievement. Watch JSZ’s coverage of Allen’s big day: Zoneman Voting Breakdown It was the largest ballot (seven players) in the history of the award, as well as the closest final tally in voting history. JSZ polled 92 coaches + 31 media members to collect 123 total ballots. The ballots were collected equally from all parts of the state. Voting Coaches John Hack, Morris Catholic | Ashley “Smoke” Pierre, Irvington | Steve Dunn, Rutherford | Nick Campanile, DePaul | Dan Marangi, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | Dan Sabella, Don Bosco | Todd Smith, Hun | Mike Cipot, North Brunswick | Ryan Fullen, Hightstown | Jason Glezmen, Keyport | Jay Graber, Matawan | Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg | Lou Zampella, Hudson Catholic | Anthony Lanzafama, Old Bridge | Jeff Rainess, Holmdel | Matt Ahearn, Colts Neck | AJ Russo, Holy Spirit | Montrey Wright, Salem | Jim Raso, Hammonton | John Emel, Penns Grove | Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp. | John Adams, Woodstown | Kevin Smith, Ocean City | Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. | James Melody, Cedar Creek | Steve Scanlon, Clearview | Dennis Thomas, Millville | Chuck Smith, Mainland | Dallas Whitaker, Somerville | Brian Russo, Rahway | Jon Viotto, South Brunswick | Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial | Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty | Jim Desarno, Westfield | Kevin Carty Jr., Hillsborough | Ralph Cinque, Clifton | James Magazine, Eastside | Brian Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep | Brian Bowers, Delbarton | Barris Grant, Hillside | Rich Hansen III, St. Peter’s Prep | Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township | Albert Chiola, Linden | Andrew Patterson, Robbinsville | Shane Fallon, Red Bank Regional | Dom Gaston, Pope John | Chris Beagan, Sayreville | Joe LaSala, Woodbridge | Rich Hilliard, St. Joseph Metuchen | Benjie Wimberly, St. Joe-Montvale | Kevin Kostibos, Summit | John Bird, Keansburg | Roger Kotlarz, Wayne Valley | William Clark, Perth Amboy | Brian Wright, Timber Creek | Jason Morrell, West Deptford | Dominic Tomeo, Triton | William Hamilton, South Plainfield | Chet Parlavecchio, New Providence | Matthew Demarest, Passaic Tech | Anthony Petruzzi, Raritan | Rob Gogerty, Cedar Grove | Dominick Lepore, Manalapan | Rich Seubert, Watchung Hills | Joe Wojchekowski, Lenape | Lou Grasso, Union | Tim Gushue, Shawnee | Don Klein, Ocean Township | Nick Pulli, Gateway | Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic | Ray Lucas, Harrison | Brian Staub, Point Pleasant Boro | J. Schulte, Rumson-Fair Haven | Tom Roarty, Colonia | Andy West, Ridge | Zoran Milich, Montgomery | Joe Passaro, Pingry | Dan Curcione, Donovan Catholic | Jon Simoneau, Bernards | Kevin Kley, North Hunterdon | Mike Lange, RBC | Darnell Grant, West Orange | Ken Loomis, Wildwood | Garrett Lucas, Delran | Milo McGuire, Nottingham | Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown | Chris Sacco, Absegami | Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. | Sean Clancy, Notre Dame | Walt Currie, Brick Memorial | Mike Wilson, Schalick Voting Media Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media | Michael McGarry, Press of Atlantic City | Rich Chrampanis, JSZ | Ryan Patti, Rivals | Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report | Jay Cook, JSZ | Tom Williams, Prime Events | Mike Frankel, JSZ | Nery Rodriguez, JSZ | Tom Horak, Max Preps/NJ Advance Media | Big Central Gridiron | Andrew Koob, NJ Advance Media | Shawn Brown, 247 Sports | Scott Faytok, NJ Advance Media | Jon Jones, Max Preps | Simeon Pincus, Gannett | Pat Rice, PJR Sports Report | Mike Pavlichko, Central Jersey Sports Radio | Ken Bradley, JSZ | Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media | Korbid Thompson, King James Radio | Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network | Marcus Borden, Gannett | Mark Trible, Glory Days | Todderick Hunt, NJ Advance Media | Pat Lanni, NJ Advance Media | James Mooney, JSZ | Steve Bassin, Gannett | Darron Wallace, JSZ | Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press | Joe Zedalis, NJ Advance Media 2021 JSZ Zoneman Balloting 123 coaches and media members cast their vote for New Jersey's Player of the Year. 3 points for a first-place vote, 2 points for a 2nd, 1 point for a 3rd. Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total LeQuint AllenMillville341715151 Tommy AmanwkaaHillsborough242719146 Davison Igbinosun Union232324139 JoJo BermudezCedar Creek112227104 Steve AngeliBergen Catholic15151691 Alex BrownRed Bank Catholic12131173 Q'Yaeir PriceDePaul Catholic46933 2021 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide Receiver Tight EndOffensive LineZoneman FinalistsPrep Player of the Year Jalin Butler, Donovan CatholicNunes Bukula IV, Donovan CatholicJahmeer Cartagena, St. Joseph AcademyChristian Carti, Bergen CatholicChase Bisontis, Don Bosco PrepLeQuint Allen, MillvilleJacob Allen, Hun Jaden Craig, Seton Hall PrepRyan Butler, Bergen CatholicSantino Correa, Bergen CatholicDom Brogna, Bergen CatholicTommy Amankwaa, Hillsborough Robert "Champ" Long, St. Peter's PrepRonnie Heath, Don Bosco PrepKyree Drake, Donovan CatholicVince Carpenter, Red Bank CatholicSteve Angeli, Bergen Catholic Ja'son Prevard, St. Joseph AcademySam Slade, St. Peter's PrepNick Dunneman, Seton Hall PrepCaron McNair, Donovan CatholicJoJo Bermudez, Cedar Creek AJ Rodriguez, DePaul CatholicMyles Thomason, Seton Hall PrepMarshawn Ferguson, DePaul CatholicChris Moreno, Don Bosco PrepAlex Brown, Red Bank Catholic Kanye Udoh, St. Augustine PrepZion Fowler, St. Peter's PrepAndre Oben, St. Peter's PrepDavison Igbinosun, Union Nasir Hill, St. Augustine PrepTaj White, Hudson CatholicQ'Yaeir Price, DePaul Catholic Elijah Steward, Holy Spirit Jon Wyatt, St. Thomas Aquinas 2021 JSZ All-Zone Non-Public Defense Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackSpecial Teams Alex Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChris Chasia, DePaul CatholicJayden Bellamy, Bergen CatholicGiancarlo Carbonaro, Bergen Catholic Pat Caughey, DelbartonRajahn Cooper, Red Bank CatholicJayden Bonsu, St. Peter's PrepNick Conforti, Seton Hall Prep Denis Jaquez, St. Augustine PrepJackson Dowd, Seton Hall PrepEdward Conoran, DePaul CatholicLogan Rager, Bergen Catholic Jayson Jenkins, Notre DameMike Francisco, Holy SpiritJaeden Gould, Bergen Catholic Sydir Mitchell, Bergen CatholicTimmy Hinspeter, Don Bosco PrepJahqir Haley, St. Joseph Academy Jimmy Mullen, St. Joe-MontvaleMalachi Mercer, Bergen CatholicAvery Powell, St. Peter's Prep DJ Samuels, Bergen CatholicJake Smiechowski, St. Joe-MontvalePete Schuh, St. Joe-Montvale Brady Small, St. Augustine PrepKenny Selby, St. Augustine Prep 2021 JSZ All-Zone Public Offense QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Enzo Arjona, Northern HighlandsCharlie Barth, New ProvidenceLotzeir Brooks, MillvilleWill Dixon, HillsboroughDieurnest Collin, East Orange Hamas Duren, Winslow Twp.Harry Boland, CaldwellJaimen Bryant, SomervilleMatt Fries, Cranford Jack Grusser, RamapoBrandon Boria, CherokeeMichael Estremera, Woodrow WilsonNelson Monegro, Union City Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonSteven Burkhardt, GloucesterAnthony Johnson, Burlington Twp.Cole Skinner, Point Pleasant Boro Raeden Oliver, East OrangeJa'Quan Howard, Cedar CreekMichael Marinelli, Cedar GroveChristian Smith, Rumson-Fair Haven Danny Veenstra, RamseyColin Murray, CranfordTravis Osterhout, Jefferson Twp.Dan Volpe, Colts Neck Matt Welsey, ShawneeNaz'sir Oglesby, Woodrow WilsonBenny Robinson, RamapoTyler Williams, Clifton Damon Phillips, East OrangeTrey Simmons, Winslow Twp. Famah Toure, Irvington 2021 JSZ All-Zone Public Defense Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/Punter Justin Evans-Jenkins, IrvingtonZion Cheeks, Penns GroveAvery Cohen, ShawneeJai Patel, South Brunswick Kenny Fletcher, DelranBobby Hahn, HaddonfieldChris Corbo, West Essex Mike Gray, Ocean CityTurner Inge, WilliamstownWill Gallagher, Cranford Jahsin Jacobs, Paterson EastsideJohn Lista, Rumson-Fair HavenJessiah Gildersleeve, Salem Charlie Johnson, Northern HighlandsKyle Louis, East OrangeQuiyon McMillan, Nottingham Aiden Moriarity, Rumson-Fair HavenDamir McCrary, Woodrow WilsonAdon Shuler, Irvington Ahmad Nalls, East OrangeEmeril Mitchell, Winslow Twp.Donovan Swasey, Clifton Jaydan Wright, MillvilleStefano Montella, West MorrisCurtis Whiting, Hackensack CJ Resto, Cedar Creek Dylan Snee, Ramapo Meet The 2021 Zoneman Trophy Finalists LeQuint Allen, Millville RB The face of Millville football boasted an incredible level of physicality and athleticism throughout the entire 2021 season. LeQuint Allen ran wild against defenses from the start of the year in Ocean City until the end at Rutgers University, where the Thunderbolts capped off a 12-1 season with a South Group 4 Regional Championship. He rushed for 1,901 yards on 229 carries and found the endzone 23 times. Allen is committed to Syracuse University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the profile: Tommy Amankwaa, Hillsborough ATH Tommy Amankwaa was one of the most improved players in the entire state of New Jersey from his junior to senior seasons. Amankwaa was a true swiss army knife weapon for the Raiders. On offense, he tallied 99 total touches for 1,726 scrimmage yards and a combined 27 touchdowns as Hillsborough put together a perfect 13-0 season. His red-hot play this season earned him an offer from Rutgers – he verbally committed to the Scarlet Knights soon after. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the profile: Steve Angeli, Bergen Catholic QB Steve Angeli’s legacy at Bergen Catholic is undeniable after a historic season in Oradell. Angeli led the Crusaders to a perfect 12-0 season, a Non-Public A championship, and a top-five national ranking in 2021. The Crusaders’ signal-caller brought his game to a new level this season after throwing for 1,709 yards and 15 touchdowns in one of the toughest conferences in the entire country. Angeli, a natural leader and an Under Armour All-American, graduates high school in December and will be enrolled at Notre Dame after the New Year. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the profile: JoJo Bermudez, Cedar Creek WR A true speedster and the definition of a deep threat, JoJo Bermudez was a game-breaking talent for Cedar Creek in 2021. Bermudez hauled in an unsightly 91 catches for 1,662 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Pirates. Bermudez dominated defensive backfields all season long and helped Cedar Creek to a perfect 13-0 season. His blazing start to the regular season caught the eyes of coaches from Cincinnati, as he is now verbally committed to the Bearcats. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the profile: Alex Brown, Red Bank Catholic QB Alex Brown’s story throughout the 2021 postseason is well documented and will be talked about for years to come on Broad Street. Following the death of his mother, Brown delivered 12 touchdowns and no turnovers in the Caseys’ three-game playoff run to win the Non-Public B championship. The Bucknell commit ultimately threw for 1,817 yards and 22 touchdown passes with 519 rushing yards and 10 touchdown runs in his lone season at Red Bank Catholic. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the profile: Davison Igbinosun, Union ATH There are no arguments here: Davison Igbinosun is one of the most dynamic players in the entire state of New Jersey. Igbinosun was a hawking defensive back and a devastating weapon on offense for the Farmers in his final high school year. He was the top receiver and rusher for the Farmers’ offense and notched 74 tackles and three interceptions on defense. Union’s season had an unceremonious ending, but that doesn’t take away from the impact he had in a 9-2 season in Union County. Q’yaier Price, DePaul Catholic DE One of the state’s most unblockable defensive forces finished off a senior season with some eye-popping numbers. Price compiled 35.5 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks for the 9-3 Spartans in 2021. He led the way for a defense that didn’t allow a touchdown for a five-game stretch at the beginning of the season and who eventually made it to the Non-Public B title game. Price flipped commitments from Syracuse to Rutgers after emerging as one of New Jersey’s top edge defender talents during the 2021 season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the profile: 2021 JSZ Football Plays of the Year The top plays captured by JSZ cameras were on display each week for the Top Play Belt. Our year-end plays of the year featured six winners that went head to head for the final Top Play Belt of the 2021 season:
Watch Friday 12.10 JSZ Hockey Highlights
We have a great matchup in the Gordon Conference as Seton Hall Prep travels to face St. Augustine. Enjoy the highlights! Seton Hall Prep 5 St. Augustine 1 The Pirates poured on the goals early and often as Seton Hall Prep picked up a key Gordon Conference win early in the young season. Nick Schneider got the party started for SHP with a shorthanded goal in the first period. Daniel Kelly, Owen Waivada, Jack Laferriere, and Rocco Mendoza all scored goals in the win for Seton Hall Prep (2-2-1). Charlie DiCarlo scored the lone goal in the loss for St. Augustine (1-2-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mount Laurel: Thanks to One on One with Steve Adubato for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep all year long!
Watch Sunday JSZ 11.14 State Championship Soccer Highlights
JSZ brings you highlights of the Non-Public “A” state championships for the boys and girls as part of our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week series. Nery Rodriguez and Darron Wallace have the coverage from Kean University Seton Hall Prep 2 CBA 0 | Non-Public “A” Boys State Championship Seton Hall Prep (20-0-1) defeated Christian Brothers (20-2) 2-0 for the Non-Public A Title. Drew Ligotti got things started with an early goal in the 11th minute. After that the match focused primarily on defense as SHP shut down a Colts team that scored 12 goals in their last four games. David Schuster added a goal in the final 10 minutes of play. JSZ ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and emotional postgame reaction from Kean University: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Jersey Sports Zone’s state soccer championship coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Coming up next weekend we’ll have more state championship coverage from Kean University thanks to OceanFirst Bank! Immaculate Heart Academy 2 Red Bank Catholic 0 | Non-Public “A” Girls State Championship Lindsay Probst and Caitlin Forshay scored to give IHA its first state title since 2017. The Blue Eagles ranked 16th in the latest state polls pull off the upset against 5th ranked RBC. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the Sunday morning highlights from Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s state soccer championship coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Coming up next weekend we’ll have more state championship coverage from Kean University thanks to OceanFirst Bank!
Watch Friday 11.12 JSZ Playoff Football Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone has four big state playoff matchups for our entire audience thanks to the support of our great sponsors! Watch Seton Hall Prep/St. Peter’s, Ocean City/Long Branch, Williamstown/Hillsborough and New Providence/Point Pleasant Boro NOW! St. Peter’s Prep 21 Seton Hall Prep 20 | Non-Public A Quarterfinal The Marauders and Pirates again delivered a classic game in their relatively newly-charged rivalry. Sam Slade rushed for 203 yards and a touchdown to pace St. Peter’s Prep (8-3) to a win over Seton Hall Prep (7-4). Maryland commit Champ Long contributed a rushing touchdown and a passing touchdown, which went for 67 yards to Pitt commit Zion Fowler. This is now the third straight game between these two programs that’s been decided by a single point. St. Peter’s Prep advances to face the winner of Saturday’s game between Bergen Catholic and Donovan Catholic in the Non-Public A semifinals next weekend: JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Caven Point in Jersey City: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is brought to you by “One on One with Steve Adubato.” Ocean City 45 Long Branch 10 | Group 4 South Semifinal The Raiders rolled past the Green Wave and into a sectional title game. Sean Mazzitelli and Jacob Wilson combined for over 160 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Riley Gunnels rushed for a pair of TDs and threw for a score for OC (11-0). On defense, Mazzitelli had an interception, while Zach Holt had a pair of sacks. Christian Rodriguez rushed for a touchdown for Long Branch (7-2) in the loss. Ocean City advances to face Millville in the final next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: Coverage of Long Branch is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. Hillsborough 49 Williamstown 14 | Group 5 Central Semifinal (1) Hillsborough (11-0) defeated (5) Williamstown (5-6) 49-14 to advance to the Central Jersey, Group 5 Championship. From the opening drive, Hillsborough asserted their dominance as the Raiders led 21-0 after the first quarter and eventually 42-14 at halftime. All of Hillsborough’s points came from running back Tyler Michinard as the senior ended the evening with seven touchdowns. The Raiders will host (3) North Brunswick (8-3) whom they beat 41-0 earlier in the season, for the Central Jersey, Group 5 Title. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hillsborough coverage. Point Pleasant Boro 28 New Providence 7 | Group 2 South Semifinal Point Boro (1) hosted New Providence (5) in a battle of two strong rushing attacks. Both teams scored on their first possession as Charlie Vitale was the first to find the end zone. He was soon matched by Charlie Barth of new Providence to tie it at 7-7, but it was the Panthers the rest of the way. Vitale would finish with 82 yards on 12 carries with two touchdowns. Matt Oliphant and Jake Croce both scored once for Point Boro, who is set to take on Willingboro next weekend in the South Jersey Group 2 sectional title game. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights: Coverage of Point Pleasant Boro is made possible by Ocean First Bank!
Watch Thursday 11.11 JSZ Boys Soccer Playoff Highlights
Sectional champions are crowned throughout the state on Thursday and our team of MMJ’s has you covered with highlights from a number of those contests. Stay tuned throughout the night as the highlights come in! Seton Hall Prep 1 Delbarton 0 | Non-Public A North Final Drew Ligotti’s goal with :48 seconds left in the first half proved to be the difference in a battle between two non-public rivals. Top-seeded Seton Hall Prep (19-0-1) continues on their magical season after weathering a second-half storm from Delbarton (17-3-1). Aidan Batista made eight saves in net for the Pirates, who won their eighth Non-Public A North sectional title. Seton Hall Prep will face CBA in the Non-Public A final Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly supported by One-on-One with Steve Adubato! Christian Brothers Academy 5 Notre Dame 4 | Non-Public A South Final (1) Christian Brothers (20-1) captured their sixth Sectional Title in seven years following a 5-4 victory over (3) Notre Dame (17-3-2) for the South Jersey, Non-Public A Championship. The Colts went ahead 4-1 early in the second half before ND scored a pair of goals to cut the deficit to 4-3. After another score from Dylan Cupo, Notre Dame would cut the game to 5-3 in the closing minute, but there was not enough time for the Irish to lead a comeback. Cupo finished the game with two goals. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Lincroft: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. Princeton Day 3 Ranney 1 | Non-Public B South Final William Vazquez scored a pair of goals and Milan Shah had a goal and an assist to give Princeton Day its first sectional championship. Vazquez opened the scoring when he followed his penalty kick which was initially stopped to break a scoreless tie in the second half. Vazquez added a goal with 11:41 left in the second half and Shah made it 3-0 on a free-kick. Princeton Day will take on Gill St. Bernard’s for the Non-Public “B” state championship on Sunday at Kean University. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Princeton Day is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Saturday 10.23 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s already Week 8? You bet! Thanks to our sponsors, we can provide three free games to close out our Week 8 coverage. We head over to West Orange for the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, while also making visits to Montvale and Hammonton for a pair of great games. Enjoy all the highlights! Bergen Catholic 38 Seton Hall Prep 28 The Crusaders prevailed over the Pirates in a Super Football Conference game with major implications. Ryan Butler handled 29 carries for 236 yards and three touchdown runs help Bergen Catholic (8-0) keep their perfect record intact. Notre Dame QB commit Steve Angeli missed a few series’ with an injury but returned and threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns. Seton Hall Prep (6-2) went toe-to-toe with BC, thanks to Jaden Craig’s three touchdown runs and one touchdown pass. The Crusaders keep the No. 1 ranking in New Jersey and continue to pad their resume for the No. 1 seed in the Non-Public A state tournament. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato. St. Joe-Montvale 21 Don Bosco Prep 14 Brendan Stapleton’s 16-yard TD run in the 4th quarter broke a 14-14 tie and the Green Knights had three turnovers on defense to score a big home win over the Ironmen. Pete Schuh had a 106-yard fumble return for a score that gave St. Joe’s a 14-0 lead. Don Bosco had a pair of TD passes from Nick Minicucci in the loss. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlight from a fantastic Saturday in the Super Football Conference Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe-Montvale is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics St. Joseph Academy 31 Washington Twp. 21 Playing their first “home” game in two seasons, the Wildcats earned the WJFL Continental Division title and their fifth win in a row with a victory over the Minutemen. Ja’son Prevard threw four touchdown passes in the win for St. Joe (7-2), including two to Jahmeer Cartagena. It was also career victory number 350 for Wildcats head coach Paul Sacco. Jo’Nathan Silver had an electrifying TD run for Township (6-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Capella Field at Hammonton Middle School: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Saturday 10.16 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s a Super Saturday of New Jersey high school football! Thanks to JSZ’s sponsors, we’ve got four great games around the state. Enjoy all the highlights. Bergen Catholic 21 St. Joe’s (Mont.) 10 The Crusaders erased a 10-0 deficit in the second quarter by scoring 21 unanswered points to hold the Green Knights off and keep their No. 1 ranking and undefeated season alive. Bergen Catholic (7-0) rode the run game behind 104 yards and two touchdowns from Ryan Butler, while Christian Carti put the game away in the fourth quarter with a physical eight-yard touchdown catch. Junior defensive linemen DJ Samuels and Sydir Mitchell caused havoc throughout the game. Luke Tucci scored the lone touchdown for St. Joe’s (4-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is supported by Rothman Orthopaedics! Seton Hall Prep 34 Delbarton 21 Seton Hall Prep (6-1) picked up a third straight win following a 34-21 victory over Super Football Conference foe Delbarton (3-4). The Pirates jumped out to a 31-7 lead at halftime on touchdowns from Myles Thomason, Mason Mac and Nick Dunneman. Harvard commit Jaden Craig threw for 274 yards as he ended the afternoon with three passing touchdowns. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has highlights and postgame reaction from Morristown: Thank you to “One on One” with Steve Adubato for sponsoring our Seton Hall Prep coverage. Point Pleasant Boro 49 Monmouth Regional 6 Connor Cilento had 5 carries for 142 yards and 3 TD’s as the Panthers overcame three early turnovers to score 35 points in the second quarter on the way to a convincing win. Charlie Vitale had a TD run and a pick six for 6-0 Point Pleasant Boro. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Boro is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank Burlington Township 32 Timber Creek 0 The Falcons left no doubt in this WJFL Liberty Division clash, blanking the Chargers to pick up its fourth-straight win. Senior Ju-Juan Lee rushed for three touchdowns in the win for Burlington Twp. Senior Leland Williams got the Falcons defense on the board with a 30-yard pick-six. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Burlington Twp.: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Saturday 10.16 JSZ All-Access Football Highlights
JSZ brings you two more great high school games for our All-Access members. Thanks for supporting Jersey Sports Zone and giving us a chance to get more games all season! East Orange 21 Pope John 13 Damon Phillips ran for 110 yards and the East Orange defense locked down in the second half to get […] 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.
October and the Week 5 Game Ball Polls Arrive Together!
Football is well underway in New Jersey and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are back! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! NJM Insurance South Jersey Poll Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey game ball polls are sponsored by NJM Insurance! North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
“The Peter’s Special” gives Marauders dramatic double OT win in Jersey City
St. Peter’s Prep and Seton Hall Prep gave us one of the early nominees for New Jersey high school football game of the year in 2021. Watch all the highlights and post-game reaction from the Marauders 22-21 double-overtime win in JSZ’s OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week St. Peter’s Prep 22 Seton Hall Prep 21 (2OT) Avery Powell blocked a game-winning field goal attempt in the first overtime and Champ Long scored on a Philly Special two-point conversion in double overtime to give St. Peter’s Prep a 22-21 thriller in Jersey City. Seton Hall Prep rallied from 14-0 down to tie the game early in the third quarter. The Pirates defense made a stop in the first overtime before Powell’s block. Danny Easter caught an 11 yard TD pass in the second overtime to give Seton Hall Prep a 21-14 lead. St. Peter’s Prep countered with a Sam Slade one-yard TD run setting the stage for the dramatic game-winning two-point play. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the highlights and post-game reaction from Caven Point: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with Ocean First Bank to bring you a Game of the Week in both boys and girls sports all year long. Each week, we’ll pick a boys and girls game in different sports involving teams located near Ocean First Bank locations and provide highlights and post-game reaction to showcase great action from around the state. Thanks to Ocean First Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns!
Bruising runs, great grabs and defense vie for JSZ Week 2 Top Play Belt!
Once again, JSZ cameras captured some incredible plays around the state! Watch the best of the best from Week 2 and cast your vote for the Top Play! JSZ’s Week 2 coverage featured three days of games around New Jersey. Every Sunday, we post the best plays captured by our cameras to see who can earn JSZ’s Top Play Belt. Watch the video below and cast your vote. The polls are open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll head to practice and present the Top Play Belt to this week’s winner. Thanks again to everyone for watching our videos and honoring high school athletes all year long. Congratulations to St. Peter’s Prep senior Erik Perez on winning the Week 0 Top Play Belt!
Watch Saturday 9.11 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 2 wraps up with another full slate of Saturday games. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Week Two comes to a close with six more games of JSZ coverage around the state. Jay Cook has the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week between DePaul Catholic and St. Joe-Montvale (available […] 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.
Zaiden James’ OT Golden Goal Lifts SHP to Season-Opening Win
Seton Hall Prep enters 2021 with lofty expectations – PrepSoccer.net has the Pirates listed as the No. 7 ranked team in the country. That, however, didn’t stop Montclair Kimberley Academy from giving Seton Hall Prep everything they had. One of the best annual matchups in Essex County, this showdown between the Pirates and Cougars went down to the wire and saw the West Orange-based private school win 2-1 in a thriller. Zaiden James’ header in the 87th minute proved to be the difference as Seton Hall Prep emerged from their season-opener as winners. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: JSZ will present extended highlights and reaction from one boys and one girls game weekly, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is made possible by “One on One with Steve Adubato.”
JSZ Camp Countdown 2021 Homepage
High school football in the Garden State has returned. With the 2021 season now officially opened, teams are turning the page on a turbulent 2020 season in hopes of playing full schedules and competing for real championships. Our team of MMJ’s have hit the ground running and will have new previews everyday leading up to the start of Week 1 on Sept. 3. Bookmark this page for all the latest on New Jersey high school football! 8/9: Don Bosco Prep A 2-3 season last year will fuel one of New Jersey’s most storied programs into the 2021 season. The Ironmen return a plethora of talent from a team that weathered through bumps in the road last fall. Junior five-star left tackle Chase Bisontis headlines a talented offensive line unit that will hold the fort for an offense that returns numerous skill position starters. Navy commit Timmy Hinspeter and Fordham commit Claudy Robinson are the two big names that will anchor this Don Bosco defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from Ramsey: 8/10: Seton Hall Prep 2020 was an up and down year for Seton Hall Prep and the surging Pirates have their sights set on stability and consistency in 2021. QB Jaden Craig – a Harvard commit – returns to lead the offense with Myles Thomason and Nick Dunneman, a group that will bring plenty of fireworks to the Kelly Athletic Complex. JSZ’s Jay Cook has more from the West Orange private school: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Seton Hall Prep athletics is proudly provided by “One on One with Steve Adubato!” 8/11: Wall The Crimson Knights not only emerged as the top team in the Shore but the top-ranked public team in New Jersey after a 7-0 record. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the reigning Shore Conference champions. 8/12: St. Augustine After a 4-3 campaign in 2020, the Hermits look to reestablish themselves as Non-Public Group 4 title contenders. Northwestern commit Denis Jaquez, Army commit Brady Small, Kanye Udoh, Nasir Hill and Trey McLeer lead a loaded and experienced senior class for the Prep. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits in Richland: 8/13: Rumson-Fair Haven Expectations are always sky high in Rumson. The Bulldogs are in the Shore Conference’s top division looking to earn their spot in the Shore’s top 4 and play for a conference title followed by their usual quest to go deep in the state playoffs. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to Rumson to preview the Bulldogs: 8/14: Notre Dame Sean Clancy is 15-2 (5-1 in 2020) during his first two years as Notre Dame’s head coach. Having to replace prolific two-way scoring threat Rickey “Pop” Spruill, the Irish will look to sophomore AJ Surace, son of Princeton University Head Football Coach Bob Surace, at the starting quarterback role. ND suffered a tremendous loss in the offseason when longtime strength and conditioning coach John McKenna passed away just weeks before training camp. Featured on our All Access coverage in 2020, McKenna’s presence is still felt and his spirit continues to motivate the program. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by Lawrenceville: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage. 8/15: Bergen Catholic Questions remained at the end of the 2020 season as to which team was No. 1 in New Jersey. Entering 2021, however, Bergen Catholic feels they have what it takes to be the best in New Jersey. Led by a defense with nine returning starters and an offense that looks to put up points in bunches, the Crusaders have aspirations of playing for a state championship in MetLife Stadium in just a few months. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Oradell-based non-public powerhouse: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/16: Timber Creek 2020 was an up-and-down year for the Chargers, who finished with a 3-4 record under first-year coach Brian Wright. With just a handful of starters returning, Wright is tasked with getting a young, but talented group up-to-speed in year two. Illinois commit Donovan Leary leads an intriguing mix of youth and experience as Timber Creek looks to get back into title contention in 2021. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story from Gloucester Township: Coverage of Timber Creek is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/17: South Brunswick South Brunswick’s first year in the newly formed Big Central Conference didn’t go as planned, as the Vikings won their first four games of the season before dropping three in a row to end 2020. John Viotto, entering his third season as head coach, will look to players like five-star kicking recruit and Rutgers University commit Jai Patel to lead the team in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp for the latest: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. 8/18: Millville Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen will lead the way for a Thunderbolts team hoping to contend for a sectional title in 2021. Nate Robbins enters his third year as Millville’s starting QB, while dynamic freshman Lotzier Brooks has all of Cumberland County buzzing. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Bolts: 8/19: Donovan Catholic The Griffins were a mere half-yard from a perfect 2020 season and an unofficial Shore Conference championship, but Dan Curcione’s team is ready to hit the reset button and challenge defending champ Wall for the top spot in the American Division and a chance to do damage both in the new Shore playoffs as well as the road to the Non-Public Group 3 state championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has more on the Griffins from Toms River: 8/20: Winslow Twp. The Eagles won five of their six games in 2020 to earn the program’s first winning season in a decade. Now Winslow is looking to keep the momentum going in 2021. Senior LB Emeril Mitchell will lead the way on defense, while QB Hamas Duren and RB Trey Thorpe should put up big numbers on offense. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview: 8/20: St. Joe’s (Mont.) It won’t be easy replacing reigning JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime, but St. Joe’s will lean on their new core of top talent to usher in the next generation of Green Knights. Joe’s, yet again, plays an incredibly tough schedule and will have to weather through the gauntlet if they want to compete for a state title in 2021. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles St. Joe’s (Mont.): Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of St. Joe’s (Mont.) is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. 8/21: Trenton Trenton was one team greatly affected by Covid-19 protocols. The Tornadoes not only shut down and rescheduled games, but were also forced to trim the roster down to less than 30 athletes, leaving many players confused and discouraged from participating in the offseason. New head coach Chris Franco brings his expertise over from prep powerhouse The Hun School. Franco is eager to restore a bit of normalcy back into one of Mercer County’s most beloved programs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton coverage. 8/21: St. Joseph Academy (Hammonton) Having to fight to keep their school open and playing without a home field, the Wildcats know about adversity. This season, St. Joe aims to retake its place as one of the top Non-Public teams in the state. Cohl Mercado, P.J. Williams, Bryan Butkus, Jahqir Haley and Ja’son Prevard will lead the way in Paul Sacco’s 40th season at the helm in Hammonton. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Wildcats: 8/22: Holmdel The Hornets have had an amazing three-year run including last year’s 6-1 record. The price of that success is a daunting schedule in the Shore Conference’s Colonial Division. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis pays a visit to Holmdel and head coach Jeff Rainess: 8/22: Cedar Creek The Pirates will lean on a deep and experienced senior class to right the ship after finishing 3-5 in 2020. JSZ All-Zone WR JoJo Bermudez and company are hungry for a return to the postseason under second-year coach James Melody. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Egg Harbor City: 8/23: DePaul Catholic It’s a new year, and there’s a new head coach leading DePaul Catholic into 2021. Nick Campanile, who was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach, takes the reigns of a surging Spartans program from John McKenna. The cupboard is certainly full this season. A trio of Division 1 recruits – A’Khoury Lyde, Q’yaeir Price and Eddie Conoran – anchor a defense with eight three-year varsity starters. DePaul’s usual pass-happy offense now goes to senior quarterback AJ Rodriguez. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Passaic County power: 8/23: Shawnee The Renegades look to get back on the winning track this season after finishing 1-6 in 2020. Four-year starting QB Matt Welsey leads a senior class with a lot to prove in 2021. Returning starters Dean Bialous, Fred McAneney, Ethan Krauss, and Luke Anderson will all see increased roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 8/26: Northern Highlands The excitement surrounding Northern Highlands football is as high as its been in years. The Highlanders return four valuable starters and leaders to the team in 2021: QB Enzo Arjona, RB/DB Nick Branca, WR/DE Ian Langan and OL/DL Charlie Johnson. Those four will look to lead Northern Highlands on their drive to win a second sectional title in three seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Allendale: 8/26: Delran The Bears enter 2021 with a chip on their shoulder after a tough end to a Covid-shortened 2020 season. Rutgers-commit Kenny Fletcher, senior RB Zac Palmer-Smith, and junior QB Derek Namnun have the Bears ready to challenge for a sectional title. JSZ’s James Mooney has more from Delran: 8/26: Mainland The Mustangs return a young core ready to take a step forward after finishing 2-4 in 2020. Mainland will feature an exciting one-two punch on offense in junior RB Jabriel Mace and junior QB Marlon Leslie. Sophomore LB JJ Sinclair will be a name to watch on the defensive side of the football. JSZ’s James Mooney checks in from the Mustang Corral: 8/26: Union Following a tough loss to Ridgewood at MetLife Stadium for the North Group 5 Championship, 2020 didn’t go as planned for Union as the Farmers went 4-3 in a condensed season affected by Covid-19. Union will have to replace versatile athlete Desmond Igbonisun, now at Rutgers, luckily the Farmers can look to younger brother and defensive threat, Davison Igbonisun to make plays in 2021 before he joins the Scarlett Knights next year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: 8/30: Lenape Despite ending the year with back to back losses, Lenape finishing 5-2 will once again be one of the premiere teams to watch in South Jersey. With players like Xavier Coleman now at Boston College and Tyler Davis off to University of Delaware, the Indians will look to players like Kylier Lightfoot and Kobi Ray-Reed to lead the offense. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story from training camp: 8/31: Kingsway The Dragons look to reload and refocus in 2021 with a strong group of underclassmen stepping into big roles both on and off the field. Juniors Darrell Brown Jr. and Nate Maiers will be impact players on both sides of the football for the Dragons. Sophomore QB Joe Lyons, junior LB D.J. DiPietro, and junior DL Demetrious Ransom will be some of the newcomers to watch this season. Kingsway opens the season with a road trip to Rutgers University, where they will take on Shawnee at the Rumble on the Raritan. JSZ’s James Mooney has the preview from Swedesboro: 8/31: Piscataway After being shut down for the entire 2020 season due to COVID, Piscataway has a clean slate as they look to build back. The Chiefs were a juggernaut just three years ago after a perfect 13-0 season. The road to rebuilding begins this Friday night when Piscataway hosts Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a look at the 2021 Chiefs 8/31: Delbarton Delbarton’s 2020 team was arguably one of the best in program history. So, how will the 2021 rendition of the Green Wave respond? By setting their own standard. Stanford commit Pat Caughey anchors a defensive line with potentially three other Division 1 recruits: Chuck Nnaeto, Matt Gemma and Nigel McSween. Robbie Russo is in line to win the starting quarterback job and will have a reliable target in Nick Petrillo, one of the top returning pass catchers in the Super Football Conference. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Morristown-based private school: 8/31: Irvington Who is the top team in Essex County? Some will say Seton Hall Prep, but others will push for Irvington to hold that title. The Blue Knights’s 2021 campaign includes tough games against Union City, Wayne Hills, DePaul Catholic, Ridgewood and West Orange. That should prepare them for a deep playoff run. Two-way lineman Justin Evans-Jenkins is one of the top players in Essex County and will be a valuable leader for Irvington this season. The Blue Knights’ trio of national junior recruits – Adon Shuler, Nasir Addison and Famah Toure – bring top-end talent to a hungry team. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview on Irvington: 8/31: Red Bank Regional Shane Fallon’s father was a longtime athletic director and assistant football coach at Red Bank Regional in the late 1970’s. Now, the architect of the Rumson-Fair Haven football program comes back home to lead RBR into a new era. The Bucs had multiple shutdowns due to COVID but ended their 2-4 season with an upset win over Group 5 Hackensack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis previews the Bucs from Little Silver: 8/31: East Orange A condensed seven game season put a cap on what could’ve been something special for East Orange. The Jaguars went 5-2 in 2020, outscoring opponents in their first three games 81-6. With most of their starters returning they will have much to look forward to in 2021. At the top of that list is six foot, two hundred pound, Temple University commit and defensive threat, Kyle Louis. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the full story: 8/31: Westfield No team scheduled to play was affected by Covid-19 in 2020 more than Westfield. Shutdowns led to a two game season in which the Blue Devils lost both games, a definite first for longtime Head Coach Jim DeSarno. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. 9/1: Middletown South The Eagles are coming off a 2-4 season but played one of the toughest schedules in the Shore Conference highlighted by a 32-25 upset win over RBC. More than anything, Steve Antonucci’s team is grateful to have a full season in front of them including the return of their annual Thanksgiving clash with Middletown North. Jack Latore leads a hard-nosed defense and Tom Shorck is back under center on the offensive side of the ball. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has a preview of Middletown South: 9/1: Ramapo The expectations surrounding Ramapo football are always sky high. While the goal for a sectional title isn’t changing in 2021, the actual group they’ll be competing in is. The Raiders are anticipating a bump-up from North Group 3 to North Group 4 this season, meaning new opponents and challenges throughout the year. Senior captains Dylan Snee and Jack Remo will be valuable pieces to the defense, while Bergen Catholic transfer Jack Grusser comes back to play quarterback at his hometown school. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Raiders: 9/1: Eastern 2021 marks a changing of the guard for the Vikings as Lionel Bolen takes over the program in his first season as head coach. The former Eastern assistant was a standout at Rancocas Valley and played collegiately for Notre Dame. Bolen’s goal in year one is to change the culture after a 1-4 finish in 2020. The Vikings feature a ton of talent all over the roster with junior QB Walt Clymer Jr., senior WR/DBs AJ Brooks, Jasiah Davis, and junior OL/DL Aidan Clark playing huge roles this season. JSZ’s James Mooney has more with the Vikings in Voorhees: Coverage of Eastern is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. 9/1: Colts Neck After putting together a 7-1 season in 2021, Colts Neck got what they asked for – a major bump in competition. The Cougars are the newest addition to Shore Conference’s American Division, which features the conference’s best competition. Colts Neck will mix it up with Toms River North, Donovan Catholic, Wall and Rumson-Fair Haven in 2021 as they look to stake their claim as one of the top public schools in Central Jersey. Four-year starter Tommy Fallon returns under center and is surrounded by a senior-heavy team with plenty of varsity experience. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the Cougars: 9/1: Hun 2020 was anything but typical for the Hun school. The nationally known prep powerhouse located in Princeton went 3-3 in a short season that restricted them to in-state play only. Prior to last year the Raiders had lost only four games in the three seasons, that included a slew of MAPL league championships. Things seem to be back on pace in Princeton and it doesn’t hurt when you have New Jersey’s number one ranked player, Rutgers commit Jacob Allen. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by training camp: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun coverage
Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
Lacrosse returned in a big way in 2021, as sectional and state champions were crowned. The NJSIAA also held the annual Tournament of Champions event, capping off an exciting season in boys lacrosse. Our JSZ Summer Recap Series continues with the Top 10 boys lacrosse games of the year! No. 10: Rumson-Fair Haven Edges Wall for Sectional Title Luke Devlin scored four goals to lead RFH to a hard-fought South Jersey Group 2 championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 9: Ocean City Captures 1st Sectional Title in Program History The Red Raiders got four goals from Jake Schneider and knocked off Shawnee to make history in OC. JSZ’s James Mooney had the highlights: No. 8: Seton Hall Earns Signature Early Season Win Over Delbarton Just a few weeks into the season, the Pirates secured some major statewide bragging rights with a huge win over the Green Wave. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand: No. 7: Mountain Lakes Continues Dominance in Group 1 Mountain Lakes grinded out a victory over Manasquan to bring home its third consecutive state championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez had the highlights: No. 6: Hunterdon Central Wins 1st State Title Since 2008 It was a game that was delayed by a day and caused many Red Devils players to miss their prom, but Hunterdon Central dominated Southern to win its first championship in more than a decade. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 5: Westfield Outlasts Pingry in Double OT to Win Bristol Cup Mack Prybylski ripped a shot into the back of the net in double overtime. to set off a celebration for the Blue Devils. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand: No. 4: Summit Makes it a Three-Peat in Group 2 The Hilltoppers continued a memorable campaign by beating RFH for their third straight state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights: No. 3: Ironmen Come Back to Beat Delbarton for Non-Public A State Crown Max Thomas scored four goals to help Don Bosco knock off the Green Wave for the state title. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call. No. 2: Chatham Wins State Title in Dramatic Fashion Chatham and Ocean City were tied up with less than a minute to go in the Group 3 state final, when J.P. Lagunowich scored to lift the Cougars to victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 1: Bosco Wins Battle of Unbeatens to Claim 1st T.O.C. Title The Ironmen finished the best season in program history by beating previously unbeaten Summit in the Tournament of Champions final to complete an undefeated year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on hand:
Top 10 Games Hockey Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020-21 season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing true state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. We continue our summer recap series with a look at the top 10 hockey games captured by JSZ cameras! There were no state playoffs and no trips to the Rock on the ice in 2021, but the New Jersey high school hockey season provided plenty of championship moments thanks to Conference cups. JSZ looks back on the top 10 games from the 2021 season: #10 Manasquan scores late to earn tie at RFH Michael Farinacci scored with 28 seconds to go in regulation to give Manasquan a 2-2 with Rumson-Fair Haven in a matchup of two Shore Conference powers. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the action of a great game at the Red Bank Armory: #9 Gloucester Catholic opens the season with an upset The Rams opened the 2021 season with a statement. GC’s 3-2 over Bergen Catholic sparked a 10-2 season and a trip to the Gordon Cup finals. Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: #8 Alvino Stops 40 in McInnis Cup Final Glen Rock’s Mack Alvino was sensational in a 4-0 shutout over Livingston to earn the McInnis Cup. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Codey Arena: #7 Gloucester Catholic Reaches Gordon Cup Final The Rams made history in a 4-1 win over Seton Hall Prep to reach the Gordon Cup championship for the first time. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was there for the big moment: #6 CBA 3 Don Bosco Prep 3 On a snowy night in North Jersey, the Colts rallied from 3-1 down to earn an early season draw against the eventual Gordon Cup champs. Colin Grable came through with the equalizer. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the action from North Jersey #5 Seton Hall Prep ends long skid against Delbarton For 15 years, Delbarton’s icers had the number of Seton Hall Prep until the Pirates put forth an impressive 5-1 win over the then #5 ranked team in the state. JSZ’s Jay Cook was there for the big moment for SHP #4 Don Bosco Prep Dominates in Gordon Cup Title Game While there was no state championship, the Ironmen left no doubt who the top-ranked hockey team was in 2021 following a 5-0 win against Gloucester Catholic. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the Gordon Cup championship #3 Mountain Lakes Wins Haas Cup in OT Aiden Ready delivered the game-winner in overtime to give Mountain Lakes a 3-2 win over Mount Olive in the Haas Cup title game. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on hand for the championship drama #2 Silverman Wins Kelly Cup in Double OT The Kelly Cup became a marathon in a back and forth epic game between Governor Livingston and Cranford. Brady Silverman scored the game-winner in double overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on hand for an epic battle #1 Ducalo Wins CVC with 0.1 on the Clock Robbinsville’s Mitchell Ducalo had the closest thing to a hockey buzzer-beater when he scored with 0.1 on the clock to give the Ravens a 5-4 win over Notre Dame to claim the CVC championship. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the incredible finish
Top 10 Football Games of the 2020 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2020 football season will be forever remembered in New Jersey. Not because of the missing state championships, but due to the resiliency of programs and players all season long. JSZ’s Summer Recap Series of the 2020-2021 scholastic season starts with football. “Unofficial” champions were crowned, crossover games between unfamiliar opponents happened and wild finishes were a thing of the norm. Here are the Top 10 football games of the 2020 season! No. 10 : Mater Dei’s Trick Play Hits Again, This Time Taking out RFH on Late Touchdown Mater Dei Prep always seems to have a thing for theatrics. The Seraphs dug into their successful bag of tricks and pulled out this hook-and-ladder touchdown to blow past Rumson-Fair Haven late and secure a 25-19 win on Halloween. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis had the highlights: No. 9: Somerville hammers Woodbridge in High Scoring Showdown Somerville and Woodbridge both employed talented running backs and explosive offenses in 2020. These two juggernauts collided on Nov. 13 and the Pioneers – led by JSZ Player of the Year finalist Cookie Desiderio – toppled Ali Lee Jr. and his Woodbridge Barrons to the tune of 39-26. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was on the call: No. 8: No Shortage of Drama in St. Augustine/Williamstown Thriller After a Turner Inge touchdown run in overtime, the Braves were staring down a second overtime period or the win on a two-point conversion. St. Augustine, however, wasn’t planning on going home with a tally in the loss column. The Hermits buckled down and made a goal line stop to secure one of their four wins from a tumultuous 2020 season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights from October 30: No. 7: Bergen Catholic Spoils Party, Tops St. Peter’s Prep in Rich Hansen’s Final Game What a fitting way it was to end the 2020 season. St. Peter’s Prep looked to send longtime coach Rich Hansen out with a win in his final game. Bergen Catholic was playing to secure the unofficial No. 1 statewide ranking with a victory. A full dose of Princeton-commit Ryan Butler late in this game pushed the result into Bergen Catholic’s favor, with a close call at the end in a 22-15 final. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis and Jay Cook teamed up to tell this story on Nov. 28: No. 6: Lenape Downs Rival Cherokee in OT Playoff Thriller For anyone who think special teams doesn’t matter at the high school level – watch this game. Lenape kicker Dylan Shank’s 48-yard field goal in overtime was the deciding factor in a South Jersey Pod A semifinal game between two longtime rivals. JSZ’s Mike Frankel had the highlights on Nov. 15: No. 5: Becton’s Perfect Season Realized with First NJIC Title Win Only one conference played a true, official championship in 2020. The Becton Wildcats ran the table with a 6-0 record and captured the first NJIC championship in program history with a commanding 41-12 win over Waldwick/Midland Park in the title game on Nov. 20. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 4: Don Bosco Downs Rival Bergen Catholic on Last Play Touchdown Throw out the records when Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic take the field because these two rivals always play their best games when they’re on the field together. The Crusaders held a commanding lead going into halftime, but senior QB Jake Robbins turned it up late and brought the Ironmen back in for the win in the fourth quarter. A last-second touchdown pass to Ethan Acevedo and a game-winning extra point from Thomas Sawicki sealed a victory for the ages. JSZ’s Jay Cook had the highlights from this Nov. 14 showdown: No. 3: Wall’s Defense, Last Stand Cement Unofficial Shore Conference Championship Wall proved to be not only the best team in the Shore Conference in 2020, but was certainly among the state’s elite when the season ultimately came to a close. The Crimson Knights won their “unofficial” Shore Conference championship on Nov. 20 when a goal line stand preserved an 18-15 win. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Holy Spirit Does It’s Thing, Claims Unofficial South Jersey Championship Holy Spirit’s win in the unofficial South Jersey championship was hardly a surprise. The Spartans were powered by JSZ Player of the Year finalist Patrick “Cheeks” Smith all year long and a magical ride concluded on their home field on Nov. 20. Smith rushed for 232 yards and two scores, closing out Holy Spirit’s perfect 8-0 season with a 21-7 victory over Lenape. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 1: Seton Hall Prep Stuns Undefeated St. Peter’s Prep in OT Seton Hall Prep has certainly made it clear over the years that you can never count them out of any game. The last case? This unforgettable, overtime win over previously-undefeated St. Peter’s Prep on Nov. 23. Myles Thomason scored a game-tying touchdown in overtime and special teams ace Nick Conforti buried the game-winning extra point to cap off one of the most wild games of the 2020 season. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the highlights:
Vote Now For JSZ’s Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year
Jersey Sports Zone’s spring sports plays of the year is underway! We get things started with some incredible shots from our boys lacrosse coverage. Watch our nominees and cast your vote. Our cameras have captured some memorable lacrosse moments in 2021, and now we need your help on deciding who had the best goal on the boys side. Vote now for our Boys Lacrosse Goal of the Year nominees below: The polls closes at 3 p.m. Friday. Be sure to vote for the rest of our Spring Top Plays in the upcoming days!
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.