Good Magic wins Haskell Invitational to punch ticket to Breeders’ Cup
With Triple Crown winner Justify retiring from horse racing last week, Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic made his claim to be the top three-year-old with a dominating performance at the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park. With Jose Ortiz on board, Good Magic ran a mile and an eighth in 1:50.01 to beat Preakness runner-up Bravazo and Lone Sailor. With the win, Good Magic secures a spot at the year-end Breeders’ Cup. Jersey Sports Zone has the sights and sounds from one of the biggest horse races in the summer:
Old Bridge takes down Southern to win first volleyball State Championship!
Old Bridge 2 Southern 1 – Volleyball State Championship Jersey Sports Zone is proud to bring you the exciting conclusion to the volleyball season with an all out State Final thriller from South Brunswick high school. Third ranked Old Bridge defeated defending Champions No. 1 Southern 2-1 to capture their first ever volleyball State Title. The Knights took the first set 25-22 before Southern answered back to win the second 25-21. In the third and final set they relied on captain Elan Dorkhman to keep the game close and Junior Andrew Zaleck scored the game winning kill to lead Old Bridge to glory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Phillipsburg Wrestling returns to “The Pit” and Defeats Del Val 64-6
The students of Phillipsburg received a new high school last year, and while it is a beautiful building they are extremely grateful for, the legendary P-Burg wrestling program had to say goodbye to their historic gymnasium. The Stateliners returned home to “The Pit” for a one-time-only event they hope to make an annual tradition. Phillipsburg took on the Del Val Terriers winning 64-6 with 7 pins and 2 major decisions. Senior heavyweight Patrick Sharpe capped off the victory with an exciting finisher. Check out full highlights and post-game interviews now: Sponsor Alert!! Jersey Sports Zone’s Phillipsburg Stateliner highlights are brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to the Garnet Booster Club JSZ will bring you the best Stateliner highlights all season long!
SJBA brings positive experience in learning basketball
The South Jersey Basketball Academy has two coaches with outstanding pedigrees leading a positive environment in learning the game of basketball. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez spent a day at the SJBA Their mission statement is ” to develop and refine the fundamental basketball skills needed to succeed in today’s game in a positive learning environment”. The South Jersey Basketball Academy is led by a pair of former standouts during their playing days. SJBA director Brian Bouchard was the captain of nationally ranked Rowan University and Shawnee High School during his playing days while Academy Coordinator Kevin Hagan played at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High and Drew University. The duo bring a unique camp format as they work on fundamentals inside as well as on the blacktop outside citing the importance of enjoying the game in an outdoor setting. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez spent a day at the South Jersey Basketball Academy and shows youngsters getting a positive experience while improving their game: For more information on the South Jersey Basketball Academy click HERE Nery Rodriguez is on the Jersey Sports Zone team as a multi-media journalist. A native of Keyport and a graduate of Rowan University, he’s excited to concentrate on South Jersey on the JSZ team Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Mills ready for challenge of Division I golf
Shore Sports Zone plays a hole with Colts Neck senior and Rutgers commit Emily Mills [selfie] Emily Mills has wrapped up an outstanding high school career at Colts Neck High School and is ready to begin her college golf career. Mills has signed a national letter of intent to play Division I golf at Rutgers. Her USGA handicap is +1.7 and her home course is Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club in Farmingdale. Living just across the street from the 14th green, Emily often sneaks out after dinner and chips and putts before darkness sets in. Emily took us on the par 3 5th hole at Eagle Oaks and it’s important to note that the story above was all done on one take! Mills won the Monmouth County Tournament after two straight second place finishes. Her best finish in the Tournament of Champions was a 5th place effort in 2013. Her long list of accomplishments include Hewlett-Packard Scholastic All-American, and a pair of third place finishes on the National American Junior Golf Association Circuit (Philadelphia Junior in 2013, Randy Wide Junior Open in 2012). She’s ranked 44th in the GolfWeek world rankings for the Class of 2014. Mills is ranked in the top-10 academically in her class at Colts Neck. A special thanks to Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club for allowing Shore Sports Zone to showcase their outstanding golf course. You can check them out at www.eagleoaks.com