Vote Now for JSZ’s Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
This past spring sports season was the perfect way to close out a busy and exciting 2021-2022 scholastic year for high school sports in the Garden State. Now, it’s time to find out who had the best plays of the spring. Our cameras captured hundreds of games from baseball, softball and lacrosse fields all around the state. With that, comes a countless number of noteworthy plays. So, we need your help! This week, we’ll be asking our audience to vote on four separate categories for JSZ’s 2022 Spring Sports Plays of the Year: boys’ lacrosse goal, girls’ lacrosse goal, web gem and clutch play. Check back each day throughout the week to watch the corresponding video and vote in that respective poll. Boys’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year (Monday) Girls’ Lacrosse Goal of the Year Web Gem of the Year (Coming Wednesday) Clutch Play of the Year (Coming Thursday)
Watch Wednesday 6.15 JSZ State Final Baseball Highlights
The Non-Public state titles were on the line at Veterans Park in Mercer County on Wednesday night. JSZ has complete highlights and interviews from both games! Don Bosco 5 St. Augustine 0 | Non-Public A State Final Rider commit Clayton Poiley and Kentucky commit Caden Dana combined to throw a three-hit shutout, as the Ironmen captured their first state title since 2008. Dana also hit a solo home run in the victory. Virginia commit Kevin Jaxel had an RBI double, while Iona commit A.J. Zollo knocked in a pair of runs for Bosco (24-5). Bryant commit Kyle Neri had a double for the Hermits (27-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel and Jay Cook have the highlights and reaction: Ranney 10 Immaculata 1 | Non-Public B State Final Junior Duke commit AJ Gracia did everything except drive the bus for the Panthers on Wednesday night. Gracia opened the game with a towering lead-off home run and then proceeded to strike out nine batters across five and two-thirds innings of work on the mound. Ranney (26-5) broke a 1-1 tie in the sixth inning with a single from Jack Tallent. Diego Tavarez and Glen Cantalupo each delivered two-run hits later after that. Immaculata (14-13) fell short of capturing their first Non-Public B title since 1995. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction: JSZ’s state championship baseball coverage is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health.
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 Wednesday 6.8 JSZ TOC Boys Lacrosse Highlights
Wednesday marked the final stop on the road to Mount Olive and JSZ has you covered with action from both boys lacrosse TOC semifinals. Enjoy the highlights! Mountain Lakes 10 St. Augustine 5 | Tournament of Champions Semifinal The Lakers turned in one of their best quarters of the season, outscoring the Hermits 5-1 in the third on their way to clinching a spot in the TOC championship game. Caz Kotsen poured in a game-high five goals and added an assist to lead the way for the Lakers. Reid Teitjen added a hat trick and two assists in the win for Mountain Lakes (21-1). Ryan Demato finished with a goal and an assist in the loss for St. Augustine (16-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Richland: Rumson-Fair Haven 13 Bridgewater-Raritan 8 | Tournament of Champions Semifinal Tommy French scores three straight goals in the span of 2:27 late in the third quarter to give RFH a four-goal cushion as the Bulldogs punched their ticket to the last ever T of C final this Sunday against Mountain Lakes. Cole Cashion also had a hat trick for RFH with Phil Passalaqua, Quinn Staknovits and Christian Bockelmann all scoring two goals. JSZ’s Jay Cook brings you the action from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the boys lacrosse Tournament of Champions is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Friday 6.3 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
The NJ state baseball playoffs heat up as JSZ brings you a pair of great South Jersey quarterfinals. Enjoy the highlights! Delsea 4 Lacey 2 | Group 3 South Quarterfinal The Crusaders erased an early two-run deficit to win their13th straight game, and advance to the sectional semifinals. George Starr turned in a stellar performance in relief, tossing six and two-thirds shutout innings in the win. Konnor Reilly drove in two runs and made the game-ending catch in the win for Delsea (21-5). Carson Gudzak finished with a RBI in the loss for Lacey (12-12). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Franklinville: JSZ’s playoff baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. St. Augustine 4 Notre Dame 3 | Non-Public A South Quarterfinal NJIT commit Holden de Jong threw four shutout innings of relief to help the Hermits sneak past the Irish. Bryant commit Kyle Neri and Penn commit Ryan Taylor each drove in a run in the victory for top-seedec St. Augustine (25-1). Hofstra commit Dylan Palmer had three hits for eighth-seeded Notre Dame (17-7) in the loss. The Prep will now host St. John Vianney in the sectional semifinal round next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: JSZ’s coverage of Notre Dame is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates.
Watch JSZ Boys Lacrosse State Championship Coverage
Jersey Sports Zone brings you highlights and post-game reaction from all six boys state championship games. We’ve got all the action from Hopewell Valley, Bridgewater-Raritan, and Shore Regional! Saint Augustine 6 Delbarton 5 | Non-Public A State Championship The Hermits captured the first state title in program history, winning a thriller over the Green Wave. Noah Plenn scored the game-winning goal for St. Augustine (16-1) with four minutes remaining in the fourth period. Cornell commit Billy Hughes scored a pair of goals for the Hermits in the victory. Joe Leone scored two goals for Delbarton (15-6) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Scotch Plains-Fanwood 11 Shawnee 2 | Group 3 State Championship Trailing 1-0 after the first quarter, the Raiders reeled off eleven-straight goals to secure the first state championship in program history. Timmy Paprocki and Sandro Frias finished with hat tricks in the win for Scotch Plains-Fanwood (19-3). Ethan Krauss and Shane Conlon each scored a goal in the loss for Shawnee (16-5). JSZ’s James Mooney has highlights and reaction from Hopewell Valley: Coverage of Scotch Plains-Fanwood is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of Rahway. Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Mountain Lakes 8 Haddonfield 2 | Group 1 State Championship No. 1 Mountain Lakes claimed their fourth straight Group 1 Title with an 8-2 victory over Haddonfield. The Lakers would go ahead 7-1 at halftime following two early goals from Cullen Fagan who also finished with two assists. Mountain Lakes ties a state record with rival Delbarton for State Championships with 16. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Summit 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 0 *Suspended* | Group 2 State Championship Lightning in Bridgewater forced the Summit/RFH Group 2 state final to be postponed until Friday at 5pm in Rumson. JSZ will have highlights and post-game reaction from the final boys lacrosse state championship to be played in 2022. 🚨Lightning Postpones Group 2 Lacrosse State Final 🚨 Summit held a 2-0 lead over Rumson-Fair Haven early in the 2nd quarter when the game was halted for excessive lightning in Bridgewater. The game will resume on Friday, June 3 at RFH with a 5pm start. @ADSummitNJ @rfh_ad pic.twitter.com/O2QRQOk55r— Jersey Sports Zone (@JSZ_Sports) June 2, 2022 Bridgewater-Raritan 8 Southern Regional 6 | Group 4 State Championship Alex Delierre broke a 6-6 tie in the fourth quarter with his second goal of the game as the Panthers scored four straight goals to win the Group 4 state championship. Colin Kurdyla had two goals and three assists for Bridgewater-Raritan. Ryan Sininsky had a hat trick for Southern. He scored back-to-back goals in the third quarter to put the Rams in front 6-4 but the Panthers scored two goals in the final minute of the third and shutout Southern in the final 12 minutes. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton-Orthopaedic Associates Rutgers Prep 11 Montclair Kimberly Academy 4 | Non-Public B State Championship Louis Marius had a career-high five goals and JSZ All-Zone basketball guard Ryan Pettit had two goals and two assists as the Argonauts score the first seven goals of the game on the way to the Non-Public “B” state championship. Rutgers Prep had an 8-1 halftime lead and scored three more goals in the fourth quarter in driving rain at Shore Regional. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights in West Long Branch: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the NJSIAA boys lacrosse state championships is brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Hermits Win Inaugural CAL Tourney Title
St. Augustine 9 Mainland 4 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Hermits scored eight runs in the second inning to blow this game wide open early. Bryant commit Kyle Neri, Penn commit Ryan Taylor and Jordan Serrano all drove in two runs apiece in the inning for St. Augustine (23-1). Cohen Cook drove in a pair of runs for the Mustangs (18-6) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Richland: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch JSZ 5.18 Championship Baseball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you a pair of championship games from the diamond. We’ve got the Monmouth County Tournament title game between Wall and Middletown South along with the Diamond Classic finale featuring St. Augustine Prep and Lenape. Middletown South 11 Wall 1 (6 innings) | Monmouth County Tournament Championship Joe Stanzione blasted two homers and Ben Schild struck out 11 to lead the Eagles to a Monmouth County title snapping Wall’s nine-game streak. The Eagles scored in every frame starting with a Schild RBI double in the first and Will Christopher’s RBI double in the second. Stanzione hit towering solo homers in the third and the fourth. Evan Wood hit a two-run single in the 6th to clinch the title for the 17-8 Eagles. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Brookdale Community College: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is brought to you by Monmouth Medical Center. St. Augustine 4 Lenape 2 | Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic Championship The Hermits overcame an early deficit for the second day in a row to win their first Diamond Classic title since 2017. St. Joseph’s commit Ryan Weingartner hit a home run and struck out the side in the seventh inning to earn the save. Old Dominion commit Marco Levari added an RBI double, while Villanova commit C.J. Furey picked up the win for top-seeded St. Augustine (20-1). Dylan Shank had an RBI single for Lenape (15-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Pitman: Jersey Sports Zone’s Diamond Classic coverage is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank.
St. Augustine Advances to Diamond Classic Final
St. Augustine 7 Kingsway 4 | Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic Semifinal The Hermits trailed 2-0 early, but knocked off the Dragons for the second time this season to punch a ticket to the Diamond Classic title game. Iona commit Andrew Gaines earned the win on the mound, allowing just one earned run in four innings of relief. Austin Sofran and Bryant commit Kyle Neri each drove in a pair of runs in the win for top-seeded St. Augustine (19-1). Carter Williams drove in three runs for fourth-seeded Kingsway (19-4) in the loss. The Hermits will face seventh-seeded Lenape for the title on Wednesday night in Pitman. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s baseball coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Tuesday 5.10 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has tremendous action from around the state, including a pair of Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic quarterfinal games in South Jersey! St. Augustine 4 Cherokee 3 (8 innings) | Diamond Classic Quarterfinal Trailing 3-0 in the 6th inning, Penn commit Ryan Taylor blasted a three-run homer for the Hermits to force extra innings. Then in the 8th inning, an Austin Sofran double plus an interference call made it a walk-off win for top-seeded St. Augustine (15-1). Dylan Cruice drove in a pair of runs for eighth-seeded Cherokee (13-5) in the loss. The Prep will host Kingsway in the Diamond Classic semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Richland: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Kingsway 4 Shawnee 1 | Diamond Classic Quarterfinal The Dragons stay in the hunt for their first Diamond Classic title behind an eight strikeout performance from Coastal Carolina commit Landon Edwards. Colin Gill hit a solo home run in the win for Kingsway (16-3). Rutgers commit Ethan Bowen racked up 13 strikeouts over five innings in the loss for Shawnee (15-4). Kingsway will face top-seed St. Augustine in the Diamond Classic semifinals on Saturday. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Shawnee is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care.
Watch Monday 5.2 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
It’s tournament season already? You bet! We take you to the first title game of the year, plus two more great games where state powerhouses are challenged down to the wire. Stay tuned for all the highlights! Rutgers Prep 9 Morristown-Beard 5 | Prep B Final | Boys Louis Marius III picked a good time to have a big game. The senior scored five goals and was the catalyst for Rutgers Prep (7-3) to win the Prep B championship in a tough game against Morristown-Beard (4-8). The Argonauts and Crimson were tied 5-5 at the end of the first quarter and Rutgers Prep put the clamp down on Mo-Beard during the final three frames. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from Somerset: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutgers Prep is brought to you by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. St. Augustine Prep 11 Rumson-Fair Haven 10 (OT) | Boys Luke Hendricks had three goals and two assists including the game-winner in overtime as the Hermits rallied from a 4-0 deficit to score an upset win over the third-ranked team in the latest state polls. Luke Scarpello had a hat trick for St. Augustine while RFH was paced by Quinn Stankovits who had five goals. Tommy French’s third goal of the game with :18 seconds left forced overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from an outstanding game: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio of Berkshire Hathaway Fox&Roach Realtors. Summit 10 Morristown 9 | Girls No. 1 Summit escaped with a close 10-9 victory over No. 4 Morristown following three late scores in the final four minutes of regulation. After taking a 5-3 lead at halftime, Morristown fought back to not only tie the game, but went ahead 9-7 late in the second. After Summit tied the game at 9-9 with 2:15 to play, Lauren Riley found net as only three seconds remained on the clock for the game-winning score. Lily Spinner and Jane Freeman both finished with hat tricks for the Hilltoppers. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring our Summit coverage.
Late Slam Lifts Hermits Over EHT
St. Augustine 8 Egg Harbor Twp. 3 With his team trailing 3-2 and down to its final out, Ryan Taylor hit a grand slam to lift St. Augustine over the Eagles. It was the second home run of the day for the Penn commit, Taylor. St. Joseph’s commit Ryan Weingartner also hit two home runs in the game for the Hermits (12-0). Jake Cagna hit a home run for EHT (11-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and interviews from a Cape-Atlantic League thriller: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Wednesday 4.27 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Princeton 10 Allentown 9 OT | Girls Princeton defeated Allentown 10-9 in overtime to win the CVC Colonial Division Title. Locked into a tight first half, Princeton fell behind 9-5 midway through the second. The Little Tigers clawed their way back and Kate Becker late in regulation sent the game into overtime. Becker also netted the game-winning goal and finished the day with five scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction from Princeton: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Princeton coverage. St. Augustine 18 Gill St. Bernard’s 6 | Boys The Hermits raced out to a 7-1 lead over the Knights after the first period in Richland. Cornell commit Billy Hughes, Quinnipiac commit Luke Hendricks and Noah Plenn scored three goals apiece to pace St. Augustine (8-1). Holy Cross commit Will Deo scored a goal for GSB (7-2) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s lacrosse coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank.
Watch Friday 4.22 JSZ Baseball Highlights
JSZ has a pair of exciting games for you heading into the weekend! St. Augustine 13 Kingsway 4 The Hermits pulled away from the Dragons late in a battle between undefeated South Jersey squads. Iona commit Josiah Ragsdale gave St. Augustine (8-0) the lead with a two-run triple in the fourth inning. Austin Sofran finished 3-3 with three RBIs in the win, while Mason Dorsey also went 3-3 with an RBI triple. Evan Mangifesta has an RBI for Kingsway (8-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: JSZ’s baseball coverage is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Cranford vs. South Brunswick | Autism Awareness Showcase No. 18 Cranford improved to 8-2 following a 19-7 victory over South Brunswick. The Cougars fell behind 4-1 after the second inning. However, Cranford would score four runs in the top of the fifth to take a 7-4 lead. South Brunswick would tie the game thanks to a three run home run from Ethan Fantel, but a 12 run sixth inning put this one out of reach late. Shea Grady and Ryan Jaros both with finished with two RBI’s, Shane Van Dam went 2-4 with two RBI’s, Jack Conley went 3-5 with two RBI’s and Lucca Limeira led the way, going 2-5 with four RBI’s. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our South Brunswick coverage. Thank you to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for sponsoring our Cranford coverage.
Watch Saturday 4.9 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
We have some great Saturday matchups in boys and girls lacrosse. Check back throughout the day as the highlights roll in! Lawrenceville 13 St. Augustine 4 | Boys Big Red cruised in South Jersey, as Connor Gately led Lawrenceville (6-2) with four goals. Yale commit Hunter Chauvette and Johns Hopkins commit Brooks English added three goals apiece in the victory. Four different players scored in the loss for St. Augustine (2-1). JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Coverage of Lawrenceville is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Allentown 7 Hopewell Valley 5 | Boys Allentown remains undefeated at 5-0 following a 7-5 victory over Hopewell Valley. The Redbirds led 6-3 at halftime following an early hat trick from Ethan Shaltis. However, Hopewell Valley made the game at 6-5 with 1:37 remaining in the fourth. Jake Searing’s second goal of the afternoon with 38 seconds left in regulation gave Allentown a two score lead to secure the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Allentown and Hopewell Valley coverage. Bridgewater-Raritan 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 8 | Girls Kelly MacKinney’s fourth goal of the game with 3:58 to go broke an 8-8 tie to give Bridgewater-Raritan an impressive road win against a state-ranked foe. MacKinney scored with :02 left in the first half to give B-R a 5-4 halftime lead. Jackie Braceland scored back-to-back goals to put RFH in front for the first time early in the second half and the teams traded the lead the rest of the way. Rachel James gave Rumson an 8-7 lead before Hailey Waldron tied it setting the stage for MacKinney’s game winner. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Rumson: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Mario Venancio
Watch Sunday 4.3 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The Mainland Coaches vs. Cancer showcase tournament wrapped up on Sunday, and JSZ has highlights from a pair of big games. St. Augustine 4 Gloucester Catholic 3 | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic In what’s become a highly-anticipated showdown at the Coaches vs. Cancer event, the Hermits edged the Rams in another classic. Iona commit Josiah Ragsdale broke a 3-3 tie with a solo home run in the top of the 7th inning. St. Joseph’s commit Ryan Weingartner also hit a HR and picked up the save for St. Augustine (2-0). Matt Leahy hit a solo HR for Gloucester Catholic (1-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Linwood: Coverage of the Mainland Coaches vs. Cancer tournament is brought to you in part by OceanFirst Bank. Kingsway 8 Washington Twp. 2 | Coaches vs. Cancer Classic The Dragons brought plenty of lumber to the yard on Sunday to close out the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic with a bang. Nate Maiers notched three RBIs on the afternoon, including a two-run blast to cap off the scoring in the seventh. John Rorick hit a solo home run in the win for Kingsway (2-0). Dan Reistle knocked in a run in the loss for Washington Twp. (0-1). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights: Coverage of Washington Township is made possible by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote now for the finals of JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness!
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Final Four polls are open now until 3PM on Friday (3/31). The winner will be announced tomorrow! Vote now for the Dunk of the Year matchup! Watch each player’s dunk and cast your vote below! Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote now for JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness Final Four!
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Final Four polls are open now until 3PM on Thursday (3/31). The finals will begin on Thursday at 4 PM! Vote now on the Final Four matchups! Click each player’s name to watch their dunk and cast your vote below! Zion Fowler (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) Rashee Bell (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote now for JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness Elite Eight!
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Sweet 16 polls are open now until 3PM on Wednesday (3/30). The Final Four will begin on Wednesday at 4 PM! Vote now on the Elite Eight matchups! Click each player’s name to watch their dunk and cast your vote below! Zion Fowler (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Simeon Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) Matt Solomon (Manasquan) vs. Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) Rashee Bell (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Amar Lane (Burlington Twp.) Jameel Morris (Trenton Catholic) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote now for JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness Sweet 16
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Sweet 16 polls are open now until 3PM on Tuesday (3/29). The Elite 8 will begin on Tuesday at 4 PM! Vote now on the Sweet 16 matchups! Click each player’s name to watch their dunk and cast your vote below! Zion Fowler (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep) Rasheer Fleming (Camden) vs. Simeon Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) Matt Solomon (Manasquan) vs. Naas Cunningham (Gill St. Bernard’s) Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Elijah Perkins (Camden) Rashee Bell (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Brandon Benjamin (Bergen Catholic) George Mitchell (Keyport) vs. Amar Lane (Burlington Twp.) Jameel Morris (Trenton Catholic) vs. Geancarlo Peguero (Gill St. Bernard’s) Ryan Zan (Rutgers Prep) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote now for Round One of JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness!
JSZ’s Dunk Madness is back for 2022! 32 of the best dunks captured by JSZ in a bracket-style tournament where YOU determine who had the Dunk of the Year for the 2021-22 season. Polls are open now until 3PM on Monday (3/28). Round two will begin on Monday at 4 PM! Vote now on our 16 first round matchups! Click each player’s name to watch the dunk and cast your vote below! Zion Fowler (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Andrew Ball (Shawnee) Will Richardson (Bergen Catholic) vs. Dylan Harper (Don Bosco Prep) Elijah Gertrude (Hudson Catholic) vs. Rasheer Fleming (Camden) Simeon Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) vs. Asim Jones (Paterson Charter) Joe White (CBA) vs. Matt Solomon (Manasquan) Otega Oweh (Blair) vs. Naas Cunningham (Gill St. Bernard’s) Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. Tahaad Pettiford (Hudson Catholic) Elijah Perkins (Camden) vs. Deuce Jones (Trenton Catholic) Aaron Bradshaw (Camden) vs. Rashee Bell (Wildwood Catholic Academy) Derek Simpson (Lenape) vs. Brandon Benjamin (Bergen Catholic) Jadin Collins (Rutgers Prep) vs. George Mitchell (Keyport) Gio Panzini (RBC) vs. Amar Lane (Burlington Twp.) Jameel Morris (Trenton Catholic) vs. Adam Silas (St. Thomas Aquinas) Geancarlo Peguero (Gill St. Bernard’s) vs. Akil Watson (Roselle Catholic) DJ Wagner (Camden) vs. Ryan Zan (Rutgers Prep) Rich Brisco (Roselle Catholic) vs. Elijah Brown (St. Augustine) JSZ’s 2022 Dunk Madness is powered by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Vote on the JSZ Best Clutch Plays of the Hoops Season!
The 2021/2022 season has come to a close, but not before JSZ captured plenty of clutch moments from all over the Garden State! We’re talking buzzer beaters, and big-time shots late in huge games. We’ve picked out the best 12 captured by our cameras. Watch the highlight reel, and then cast your votes now through Saturday at noon to decide the most clutch play of the season! Stay tuned for our March Madness JSZ Dunk Tournament! The voting for that one begins on Sunday. Jersey Sports Zone’s Winter Sports Plays of the Year is being brought to you by RWJ Barnabas Health
Watch Saturday 2.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ’s cameras were all over the state as plenty of conference and county championships were on the line on Saturday. Check back throughout the day as the highlights come in! Bergen Catholic 71 Don Bosco 64 | Boys | Bergen County Jamboree Final Will Richardson and Julian Brown have been the heartbeat of Crusaders basketball this season and the duo led the way for a revenge win Saturday afternoon. Bergen Catholic (18-8) avenged a pair of regular season losses to Don Bosco (23-4) to win the 2022 Bergen County Jamboree title. Richardson and Brown each dropped 21 points while Terry Copeland returned from a month-long injury absence and contributed 12 points. Dylan Harper led the Ironmen with 20 points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Hackensack High School: Mainland 58 St. Augustine 56 (OT) | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship The Mustangs went the distance with the second-seeded Hermits and won an overtime thriller to complete a Cinderella run to their first Cape-Atlantic League tournament championship. Mainland also becomes the first 8-seed to win the CAL title in tournament history. Tournament MVP Cohen Cook scored a game-high 26 points, including the go-ahead free throws in OT for Mainland (15-10). Semaj Bethea and Matt Kouser each had a team-high 17 points for St. Augustine (22-3). Bethea sent the game to overtime with another clutch three in the waning moments of regulation. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Galloway: St. Benedict’s 78 Blair 60 | Boys | Prep A Championship St. Benedict’s (22-1) defeated Blair (21-5) 78-60 for the 2022 Prep A Title. Locked into a tight 39-31 game at halftime, St. Benedict’s extended their lead to as many as 20 in the third quarter and controlled the rest of the second half. Ty-Laur Johnson received MVP for his 25 points, Oklahoma commit Otega Oweh finished with 19 points for Blair. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and post-game reaction from Newark: Gill St. Bernard’s 84 Rutgers Prep 63 | Boys | Somerset County Tournament Championship Mackenzie Mgbako had a sensational performance with 29 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals, 4 assists, and 3 blocked shots to lead GSB to an 8th Somerset County title. Denver Anglin and Geancarlo Pejuero added 19 apiece for the 18-6 Knights. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Montgomery High School Mainland 54 Wildwood Catholic Academy 38 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Championship The Mustangs took an early lead and never looked back, capturing the CAL Tournament title. Kaitlyn Boggs earned MVP honors, as Boggs scored a game-high 19 points to go along with ten rebounds for top-seeded Mainland (23-2). Kimmy Casiello scored a team-high 13 points for third-seeded Wildwood Catholic (21-5) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Galloway: JSZ’s championship coverage is made possible by RWJ Barnabas Health.
Watch Wednesday 2.23 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ has thrilling coverage from both the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament semifinals and the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semifinals! St. Augustine 42 Holy Spirit 40 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal Semaj Bethea hit a buzzer-beater from just inside half court to send the Hermits to the CAL title game. Elijah Brown led St. Augustine (22-2) with a game-high 18 points. Jamil Wilkins and Jahmir Smith scored 12 points and 11 points respectively for Spirit (14-8) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and the emotional interviews: Mainland 45 St. Joseph Academy 35 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The eighth-seeded Mustangs get it done again in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Wildcats 15-3 to pull off another upset and reach their first CAL title game. Cohen Cook led the way with a game-high 21 points in the win for Mainland (14-10). Ja’Son Prevard scored a team-high 13 points in the loss for St. Joe (17-7). Mainland now faces two-seed St. Augustine for the CAL championship on Saturday at Absegami. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Millville: CAL Tournament coverage is made possible by OceanFirst Bank. St. Thomas Aquinas 62 Monroe 41 | Boys | Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Semifinal (1) St. Thomas Aquinas (25-1) advanced to their second Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Final in three years with a 62-41 victory over (4) Monroe (21-4). After a tightly contested first half, STA led 25-22 at the break. Adam Silas taking over the second half extended the lead to 49-32 after the third quarter, Silas finished the night with 18 points. St. Thomas Aquinas will take on (3) Colonia (21-3) in the GMCT Championship on 2/25 at Monroe Township High School. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe coverage.
Hermits Cruise into CAL Semifinals
Use your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch highlights from a CAL Tournament clash between St. Augustine and Bridgeton! St. Augustine 74 Bridgeton 43 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Quarterfinal The second-seeded Hermits pulled away from the seventh-seeded Bulldogs in the third quarter to punch a ticket to the CAL semifinals. Elijah Brown threw down […] 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.
Hermits Handle AC to Stay Unbeaten
St. Augustine stormed past Atlantic City at the Battle by the Bay. Use your JSZ All-Access Pass to watch the highlights! St. Augustine 74 Atlantic City 32 | Boys The Friday night clash between the Hermits and the Vikings at the Battle by the Bay in AC is usually a tight contest. It was all […] 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.
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
Watch Thursday 1.20 JSZ All-Access Basketball Highlights
We have a pair of great matchup on the hardwood for our subscribers. Grab an All-Access Pass to watch highlights from Millville/St. Augustine and Watchung Hills/Gill St. Bernard’s! Gill St. Bernard’s 86 Watchung Hills 53 | Boys No. 3 Gill St. Bernard’s (8-3) picked up a third straight win following an 86-53 victory over Watchung […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (South nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North nominations) Rich Chrampanis: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central nominations) North Jersey Central Jersey South Jersey
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:
NJ Football Stars Make it Official; JSZ 2021 Signing Day Coverage
Wednesday marks the start of the early signing period for HS seniors to sign their national letters of intent. JSZ has coverage from Irvington, plus updates from around the Garden State! Justin Evans-Jenkins Commits to Nebraska! With the way college recruiting goes nowadays, there are hardly any surprises left on Early Signing Day. However, that wasn’t the case in Irvington as two-way powerhouse Justin Evans-Jenkins made noise on Wednesday by announcing his commitment to the University of Nebraska. Evans-Jenkins was the leader for Irvington on and off the field during the championship season. He was a stalwart on the offensive and defensive lines, and is set be the first student in Irvington history to ever graduate high school early. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story on Nebraska’s newest offensive line recruit: Denis Jaquez | St. Augustine | Syracuse Another future star from Jersey is headed to the 3️⃣1️⃣5️⃣.Welcome to your city, @jaquez_denis pic.twitter.com/HTQgij6FIA— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) December 15, 2021 Steve Angeli | Bergen Catholic | Notre Dame From Bergen Catholic High School to Notre Dame, here comes 𝗦𝗧𝗘𝗩𝗘 𝗔𝗡𝗚𝗘𝗟𝗜@SteveAngeli_125 | #IrishRising22 pic.twitter.com/XiY4SGdwK9— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 15, 2021 Devin Kargman | Woodrow Wilson | Kent State Keeping the QB tradition strong with this gunslinger from Jersey!💪 @DevinKargman#AlphaSquad22🐺 | #FlashFAST⚡️| #BeTheAlpha🦅 pic.twitter.com/42lAcCNyLs— Kent State Football (@KentStFootball) December 15, 2021 Q’Yaeir Price | DePaul Catholic | Rutgers The Big North ➡️ RUWelcome, @QyaeirPriceDp pic.twitter.com/ZR4PCotyc3— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) December 15, 2021 JoJo Bermudez | Cedar Creek | Cincinnati 🚨 🆂🅸🅶🅽🅴🅳 🚨JoJo Bermudez // @jojobermudez3▪️ Wide Receiver▪️ Egg Harbor City, NJ#Bearcats | #CinCityPride22 pic.twitter.com/e1im0D5mTC— Cincinnati Football (@GoBearcatsFB) December 15, 2021 LeQuint Allen | Millville | Syracuse The Gatorade Player of the Year from Jersey is officially h🍊me.Welcome to 'Cuse, @jrlequint pic.twitter.com/Do16bosDLg— Syracuse Football (@CuseFootball) December 15, 2021 Jacob Allen | The Hun School | Rutgers Jersey Tough 🪓 Welcome to the F.A.M.I.L.Y. Jacob‼️@JacobAllen_79 | #CHOP pic.twitter.com/7X3uSdFiqp— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) December 15, 2021 Jayden Bellamy | Bergen Catholic | Notre Dame From Bergen Catholic High School to Notre Dame, here comes 𝗝𝗔𝗬𝗗𝗘𝗡 𝗕𝗘𝗟𝗟𝗔𝗠𝗬@jaydenknows_ | #IrishRising22 pic.twitter.com/CO9Jc0b0zJ— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) December 15, 2021 Donovan Leary | Timber Creek | Illinois .@D_leary2, the No. 9 player in New Jersey is on his way. #Illini x #famILLy pic.twitter.com/TTlDSycZbV— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) December 15, 2021 Kenny Fletcher | Delran | Rutgers The best in NJ stay in NJ, as #Rutgers inks 4️⃣🌟 South Jersey DE Kenny Fletcher.@KennyFletcher20 | @CoachLucas74 | @DelranAthletics 🔗: https://t.co/UILupF54Jo pic.twitter.com/GLEyzqpSuw— Rutgers Scarlet Knights | TheKnightReport.Net (@RutgersRivals) December 15, 2021 Jaeden Gould | Bergen Catholic | Nebraska Roll the tape.@jaedengould5#GBRXXII pic.twitter.com/BDuUBe29ke— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) December 15, 2021 Turner Inge | Williamstown | Villanova Welcome to #NovaNation, @TurnerInge5‼️#TapTheRock #GoNova✌️ pic.twitter.com/JgveE89l5X— Villanova Football (@NovaFootball) December 15, 2021 Gavin Kennedy | St. Augustine | Bucknell Pork Roll 🐷 and Pancakes 🥞OL Gavin Kennedy (@gkennedy_72) is the #NextToBeHerd!#NSD22 | #rayBucknell pic.twitter.com/34nbIEk5nA— Bucknell Football (@Bucknell_FB) December 15, 2021 Charlie Sasso, Wall and Damir McCrary, Woodrow Wilson | Monmouth Continuing the trend of New Jersey standouts on the defensive side of the ball, up next is @MccraryDamir – the South Jersey Defensive Player of the Year WelcoⓂ️me to the nest! pic.twitter.com/9dHYZkxBUN— Monmouth Football (@MUHawksFB) December 15, 2021 Jaden Wimberly | St. Joe’s (Mont.) | Lehigh Welcome to the #AirShow! @wimberly_jaden is a playmaker!! Welcome to the family! #2FLY2GETHER #BeGreat pic.twitter.com/VU7Q6RcmZM— Lehigh Football (@LehighFootball) December 15, 2021
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!
Vote on JSZ Football Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone shot hundreds of hours of football this year, and our cameras captured dozens of tremendous plays. Now we want you to vote on the best plays of the year! The Categories: TD Run of the Year | TD Pass of the Year | Defensive TD of the Year | Special Teams TD of the Year | Sack of the Year | Clutch Play of the Year Watch each of the highlight reels below, and then vote on your favorites as much as you’d like. Our polls close on Friday at noon. After that, we’ll put the winners of each of our six polls in one final poll to determine the overall play of the year! TD Run of the Year TD Pass of the Year Defensive TD of the Year Special Teams TD of the Year Sack of the Year Clutch Play of the Year
Nine nominees for Week 9 Top Plays – Vote now!
We close out the regular season with more great plays captured by JSZ cameras. Watch our Top Plays and cast your vote to get your favorite athlete the JSZ Top Play Belt! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has nine great nominees for our Week 9 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to St. Joseph Academy’s Jahmeer Cartagena for winning JSZ’s Top Play Belt for Week 8
Watch Friday 10.29 JSZ Football Highlights
It’s the final weekend of the regular season, and JSZ braves the elements to bring you action from all over the state! Rutherford 27 Park Ridge 20 | NJIC Championship A three touchdown performance from Pat Cerulli and a catch-of-the-year candidate from Doug Russell highlighted the Bulldogs’ second NJIC championship crown on their home turf at Tryon Field. Rutherford (7-1) has now won seven consecutive games and heads into the postseason with a head full of steam. Park Ridge (7-1) was paced by a career-best performance from Matthew Manning, who notched 195 rushing yards and three scores. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights and reaction from the lone conference championship game in New Jersey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rutherford is made possible by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine 35 Holy Spirit 21 The Hermits close out the regular season by knocking off rival Holy Spirit and head into the postseason on an eight-game winning streak. Princeton-commit Nasir Hill turned in a phenomenal all-around performance, scoring three touchdowns, and added a pair of interceptions in the win. Senior Kanye Udoh rushed for a pair of touchdowns for St. Augustine (8-1). Senior Trevor Cohen scored a pair of touchdowns in the loss for Holy Spirit. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to partner with OceanFirst 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 OceanFirst Bank for shining the spotlight on great high school athletes from their hometowns! Hammonton 43 Triton 0 The Blue Devils absolutely rolled in the rain on the road against the Mustangs. A.J. Ryker rushed for 146 and two touchdowns to lead the way for Hammonton (5-5). Justin Doughty and Kenny Smith also rushed for scores, while the Blue Devils D pitched a shutout. Triton falls to (7-3), but both teams should be playoff-bound next week. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Runnemede: Coverage of Triton is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 13 Westfield 0 The Stateliners leaned on its defense which recorded its 4th shutout of the season on a rainy night at Maloney Stadium. Caleb Rivera and Jakhye McLean scored the P’burg touchdowns. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick
Watch Tuesday 10.26 JSZ All-Access Soccer Highlights
We’re in the thick of conference tournament season and Jersey Sports Zone brings you playoff action from South Jersey and the Shore Conference. Enjoy all the highlights now with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Sterling 2 St. Augustine 1 | SJ Coaches Tournament Quarterfinal In a game that started Monday night and resumed on Tuesday, 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.
Week 8 brings a stellar batch of Top Play nominees
Once again, JSZ cameras captured some incredible moments from New Jersey high school football. Check out our Top Plays from Week 8 and cast your vote now to see who wins the JSZ Top Play Belt! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 7 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to Bergen Catholic’s Christian Carti for winning JSZ’s Week 7 Top Play Belt!
Watch Friday 10.22 JSZ Football Highlights
We’ve got two games of highlights for the entire JSZ audience thanks to the support of our great sponsors! St. Augustine 21 Shawnee 7 The Hermits are one of the hottest teams in the state right now, as they picked up their seventh straight win with a victory over the Renegades. Kanye Udoh rushed for 194 yards and a touchdown to lead the way for St. Augustine (7-1). Trey McLeer threw a TD pass to Princeton commit Nasir Hill, and Franklin Simms rounded out the scoring for the Prep with a touchdown run. Matt Welsey threw a TD pass to Erich Hartmann for Shawnee (4-3) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from Medford: Coverage of Shawnee is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Notre Dame 36 Trenton 0 Sophomore quarterback AJ Surace had two TD passes and two TD runs in the first half to lead the Irish (4-3) to a shutout win at home. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights from Lawrence Township: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Trenton and Notre Dame.
JSZ Week 7 Football Game Ball Polls are Live!
We’re beyond the halfway mark of the 2021 New Jersey high school football season and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are still going! 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 on a weekly basis. Did we miss a player? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our MMJ’s below. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com 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
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
Watch Thursday 9.30 JSZ All-Access Soccer Highlights
St. Augustine 5 Ocean City 1 | Boys The Hermits sent a message to the Red Raiders and seized first place in the Cape-Atlantic League National Division. Ethan Torpey led the way with a hat trick for the Prep. Aidan Davis and Shane Clancy also scored goals for St. Augustine (8-1). Jon Leap scored a […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Vote for JSZ’s Top Play from Week Four in New Jersey High School Football
Who will get the JSZ Top Play Belt this week? Watch 10 great plays captured by JSZ cameras and cast your vote NOW! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and has 10 great nominees for our Week 4 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to St. Peter’s Prep quarterback Champ Long for winning last week’s JSZ Top Play Belt for his game-winning two point conversion in double overtime against Seton Hall Prep
Watch Friday 9.24 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 4 begins with some spectacular games all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! St. Augustine 31 Millville 17 The Hermits lost to the Thunderbolts in 2020, but the Prep exacted revenge on Friday night. Kanye Udoh rushed for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns as St. Augustine earned yet another signature South Jersey win. Trey McLeer threw a pair of TD passes in the victory. Princeton commit Nasir Hill and Sacred Heart commit Kenny Selby each had a TD catch in the victory for the Hermits (4-1). Syracuse commit LeQuint Allen rushed for a TD for Millville (3-1) in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week: The Game of the Week is brought to you by OceanFirst Bank. Bergen Catholic 17 Don Bosco 0 Bergen Catholic stewed on last year’s last-second loss to archrival Don Bosco for an entire offseason, but earned their redemption on the first opportunity. The Crusaders leaned on a stingy defense and a violent rushing attack to secure a revenge win Friday night. Bergen Catholic (4-0), who is the No. 1 team in the state, limited Don Bosco (1-3) to 124 total yards of offense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Ramsey: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is proudly supported by Rothman Orthopaedics. Washington Twp. 21 Cherokee 14 (OT) The Minutemen are off to its best start since 2009, and pick up a signature victory in an overtime thriller against the Chiefs. Senior RB/DB Nah’mere Graves scored three touchdowns, and pitched in on the fourth-down stop in overtime to seal the win for Washington Twp. (4-0). Junior RB Brandon “Bam” Boria rushed for a touchdown in the loss for Cherokee (1-2). JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Marlton: Coverage of Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Phillipsburg 44 Franklin 0 After starting 0-2, Phillipsburg (2-2) has picked up their second straight win following a dominating 44-0 victory over Franklin (0-4). The Stateliners opened the game with a safety on Franklin’s first drive and went ahead 9-0 thanks to a three yard touchdown run from Rai’quan Dixon. After scores from Xavier Moore and Gifton Friday-Johnson, Phillipsburg would lead 23-0 at halftime. Their defense was key in the matchup, recording two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and two interceptions to get their second straight shut out. Quarterback Tristen Canzano in his first game back since week one had a passing and rushing touchdown. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to the Garnet Booster Club for sponsoring our Phillipsburg coverage. Ewing 28 Hightstown 24 Tariq McKinney’s 32-yard TD pass to Tyreek Rollins with :45 seconds left gave Ewing a thrilling come from behind win on the road. McKinney had thrown a pick-six to give Hightstown a 24-21 lead in the 4th quarter but his resilience showed in the game-winning TD pass. JSZ’s Darron Wallace has the highlights of a great back and forth game: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Ewing and Hightstown
Elite 11: Great Plays from Week 3 Vie for JSZ Top Play Belt
Another great week of high school football in New Jersey has 11 nominees captured by JSZ cameras for this week’s Top Play Belt. Check out the top plays and cast your vote! The Jersey Sports Zone team went through all of our clips and have 11 great nominees for our Week 3 Top Plays. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3pm. The winner of our poll will be presented with the JSZ Top Play Belt at a midweek practice. Watch all of our top plays below and cast your vote! Congratulations to our Week 1 and Week 2 Top Play Belt Winners – Jared Tynes of North Brunswick and Tommy Amanwkaa of Hillsborough! Congratulations to our Week 1 and Week 2 Top Play Wi
Watch Friday 9.17 JSZ Football Highlights
JSZ had cameras all over the state on Friday night, with highlights coming in all night long! Another great edition of Friday Night Lights Jersey style! We’ve got six games from around the state. Thanks to our JSZ All-Access members for signing on to catch all the action. Watch our teaser with a look at […] 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 Polls are Back! Get Voting for Week 2 Football Game Balls
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! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com 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.
Watch Tuesday 9.7 Opening Day JSZ Soccer Highlights
The 2021 soccer season kicks off with terrific action all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! CBA 3 Long Branch 1 Dylan Cupo took a feed from Will Thygeson to break a 1-1 tie in the 62nd minute and give the Colts and opening day victory in the Shore Conference. Jake Homowitz and Dylan […] 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 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 Baseball Games of the 2021 Season: JSZ Summer Recap Series
The 2021 baseball season brought an unprecedented level of anticipation, with teams chomping at the bit to return to the field and chase a state title. What transpired was one of the best seasons in recent memory for NJ baseball. Our summer recap series continues with the top 10 baseball games of the year. No. 10: Bishop Eustace wins Diamond Classic The Crusaders capped off an impressive run through the bracket by shutting down a red-hot Williamstown squad to take home the championship in the 47th Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 9: Panzini’s 12 K gem powers RBC to SCT title Shane Panzini turned in one of his best performances of the season, tossing six shutout innings and striking out twelve to help Red Bank Catholic win the Shore Conference Tournament title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 8: Coppola K’s 17 against rival Cedar Grove Pierce Coppola found another gear on the mound, striking out 17 in Verona’s 4-0 win over rival Cedar Grove. JSZ’s Jay Cook was on the call: No. 7: Mainland walks it off against Don Bosco under the lights in Trenton Mainland brought some of its “Mustang Magic” to Arm & Hammer Stadium in Trenton, walking it off in dramatic fashion against Don Bosco. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 6: Joe Stanzione slugs Midd. South to Group 4 title game Joe Stanzione made his mark in Middletown South baseball lore in the Group 4 semifinals. Stanzione hit a pair of home runs and followed it up with a walk off single to send the Eagles to the state title game. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 5: St. Joe’s (Montvale) wins state title, secures #1 spot in NJ The Green Knights capped off an incredible 2021 season by winning its first Non-Public A state title since 2004 and securing the number one ranking in the state. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 4: Ocean City wins a marathon to bring home 1st state title They say you never forget your first, and in Ocean City, they will never forget the 14-inning marathon that brought the Red Raiders its first state title in program history. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call: No. 3: Voorhees walks it off to win Group 2 state title The Vikings were down, but far from out as they put together a two-run, two-out rally in the seventh to bring home the Group 2 state title. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis was on the call: No. 2: Middlesex walks it off in 13 innings to win Group 1 state title Middlesex thrived in dramatic, late-game situations all postseason, capping off a run for the ages with a walk off win in 13 innings to bring home the Group 1 state title. JSZ’s James Mooney was on the call: No. 1: St. Augustine storms back to win SJ title The showdown between St. Augustine and Red Bank Catholic for the Non-Public A South title had everything and then some. A gutsy steal from Josiah Ragsdale and a gritty performance from Kyle Neri proved to be the difference in the walk off win for the Hermits. JSZ’s Mike Frankel was on the call:
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 Clutch Play of the Year
Athletes from all over the Garden State came up clutch during the spring season. We’ve taken the best clutch moments captured by our JSZ cameras, from a variety of spring sports, and we want you to vote on the best one! Take a look at the highlight reel, and then cast your votes as often as you’d like until Sunday at 3:00 pm! Continue to cast your votes for boys and girls lacrosse goals of the year until those polls close as well. On Saturday, we’ll roll out our top Web Gems of the spring!
Tri-Cape Wins its First Phillies Carpenter Cup Title
Tri-Cape knocks off Mercer County in an all-New Jersey Carpenter Cup final in our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week! Tri-Cape 5 Mercer County 3 The best of New Jersey baseball was on full display in the finals of the 2021 Phillies Carpenter Cup. Tri-Cape (players from the Tri-County Conference and Cape-Atlantic League) made it a day to remember, defeating Mercer County to win its first Carpenter Cup championship in tournament history. Highland’s Adam Aquilino capped off a four-run, two-out rally in the third inning with a two-RBI single. Hammonton’s Jared Beebe, Holy Spirit’s Trevor Cohen, and Ocean City’s Gannon Brady each knocked in a run in the win. Hun’s Ben Petrone hit a solo home run in the loss for Mercer County. Woodstown’s Chase Swain was named the tournament’s most valuable player. JSZ’s James Mooney and Nery Rodriguez provide team coverage from Citizens Bank Park in South Philadelphia: The JSZ high school baseball Game of the Week is made possible by OceanFirst Bank!
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 Wednesday 6.16 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
It’s a Non-Public championship game doubleheader at Veterans Park, and JSZ has complete coverage with highlights and post-game interviews! St. Joe’s (Montvale) 4 St. Augustine 1 | Non-Public A State Final Sean Hard threw 6 1/3 innings with 12 strikeouts to end a tremendous high school career and Ellis Garcia’s two run homer to left […] 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 6.10 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
Sectional titles were up for grabs on the Non-Public side, with sectional semifinal action continuing on the public side. Enjoy the highlights! St. Augustine 6 Red Bank Catholic 5 (8 innings) | Non-Public A South Final The Hermits fell behind 5-0 early, but chipped away to make it 5-4. With St. Augustine down to its […] 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 6.5 JSZ Playoff Baseball Highlights
Sectional quarterfinal action continues as the road to Veterans Park in Hamilton heats up! Enjoy the highlights! Marlboro 7 Manalapan 4 | Central Group 4 Mark Capell pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the 7th to give the #9 seed a win over the top seed and defending sectional champ. […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 5.24 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
Monroe 14 St. Thomas Aquinas 0 | Boys | GMC Quarterfinals (1) Monroe (12-3) defeated (8) St. Thomas Aquinas (4-10) 14-0 in the quarterfinal round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Falcons were able to take a 9-0 lead at halftime thanks to a pair of goals from Anton Updale, Updale would finish with […] 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 5.18 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A jam-packed day in high school baseball sees Pierce Coppola take the mound for Verona, Anthony Solometo in action for Bishop Eustace in a Diamond Classic thriller, and Williamstown upsetting St. Augustine to reach the Diamond Classic semifinals. Check back throughout the night as the highlights roll in! Williamstown 6 St. Augustine 4 | Diamond […] 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.
Week 3 Polls Open! Vote for Baseball + Softball Game Balls
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the third week of the spring season. Our Week 3 baseball and softball polls are now open, so get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3pm! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball poll is brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Friday 4.30 JSZ Baseball Highlights
The month ends with some fantastic games from all corners of the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Allentown 12 Hopewell Valley 2 Allentown (6-1) defeated Hopewell Valley (4-3) 12-2. The Red Birds led 2-1 after the first inning before extending the margin to 10 in the fifth […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Monday 4.26 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
The 2021 season continues to heat up with action from two games in boys and girls lacrosse. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the highlights! Rumson-Fair Haven 11 St. Augustine 7 (Boys) There may not be a team that is hotter to start the season than the Bulldogs after picking up a […] 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 4.25 JSZ Baseball Highlights
A pair of showcase events wrap up with big-time showdowns on the diamond. Enjoy the highlights! Pope John 11 Holy Spirit 5 | Autism Awareness Challenge Pope John XXIII (3-1) picked up its third straight win with an 11-5 victory over Holy Spirit (2-3). Mac Tufts and Jimmy Brennan finished with two RBIs each while […] 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 Tuesday 4.20 JSZ Baseball Highlights
Baseball’s opening week continues with a tremendous slate of games across the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! St. Augustine 5 Jackson Memorial 4 Rhode Island commit Brody McKenzie came through in the clutch, knocking in the game-tying run in the fifth and struck again with a walk-off […] 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 4.17 JSZ Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
The Jersey Sports Zone team is in four different locations for the wrestling Super Regionals. Seven weight classes have their spots secured for Phillipsburg in next week’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you features, highlights and clips from all four Super Regionals throughout the weekend. Saturday saw weight classes 106 through 152 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next week’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 plus we’ll be back at it on Sunday for 160 through 285. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. North 1 Region – Mount Olive High School JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the highlights from the morning session: 106 pounds 1st -Jack Bastarrika, Mount Olive 2nd – Taisei Kurachi, River Dell 3rd – Ethan Smith, Boonton 4th – Dlyan Ross, Paramus Catholic 113 pounds 1st – Luke Stanich, Roxbury 2nd – Ryan Ford, Bergen Catholic 3rd – Clayton Utter, High Point 4th – Ryan Hartung, New Milford 120 pounds 1st – Evan Mougalian, Kinnelon 2nd – Joe Manno, St. Joseph (Mont.) 3rd – Aiden Wallace, Bergen Catholic 4th – Aaron Kurzer, Montville 126 pounds 1st – Joseph Cangro, Bergen Catholic 2nd – Ethan Fernandez, Westwood 3rd – Nathan Fitt, Newton 4th – Mike Tandurella, Don Bosco Prep 132 pounds 1st – Joe Fongaro, Boonton 2nd – Kelly Dunnigan, Don Bosco Prep 3rd – Daniel Rella, Paramus Catholic 4th – Karl Monaco, Montville 138 pounds 1st – Alex Almeyda, St. Joseph (Mont) 2nd – Christopher Bacchioni, Bergen Catholic 3rd – Laith Hamdeh, Passaic Tech 4th – Myles Leonard, Waldwick 145 pounds 1st – Michael Cetta, St. Joseph (Mont) 2nd – Jason Smith, Boonton 3rd – Austin Jack, Jefferson 4th – Eric Broadie, Bergen Catholic North 2 Region – Union High School JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the afternoon session: 106 pounds 1st – Daniel Jones, Delbarton 2nd – Jeffrey Jacome, South Plainfield 3rd – Logan Wadle, North Hunterdon 4th – Aidan Carmody, Livingston 113 pounds 1st – Joseph Sciarrone, Seton Hall Prep 2nd – Michael Campanaro, West Morris 3rd – Thomas Fischer, Delbarton 4th – Jason Quirk, Livingston 120 pounds 1st – Tyler Vazquez, Delbarton 2nd – Mayson Harms, Roselle Park 3rd – James Day, Phillipsburg 4th – Kaelan Francios, Rahway 126 pounds 1st – Cross Wasilewski, Delbarton 2nd – Frank DiEsso, North Hunterdon 3rd – Patrick Adams, St. Peter’s Prep 4th – Chris Tringali, Mendham 132 pounds 1st – Nico Nardone, Delbarton 2nd – Patrick Phillips, Brearley 3rd – Sean Reindero, St. Peter’s Prep 4th – Jack Bertha, Mendham 138 pounds 1st – Joey Olivieri, Hanover Park 2nd – Jasiah Queen, Elizabeth 3rd – Luke DiGiovanni, Cranford 4th – Joseph Davi, Delbarton 145 pounds 1st – Simon Ruiz, Delbarton 2nd – Anthony White, South Plainfield 3rd- Nicholas Stampoulos, Brearley 4th – Connor Doherty, St. Thomas Aquinas Central Region – Hunterdon Central High School Brick Memorial Wins 3 Straight Regions in First Session Brick Memorial had three number one seeds at 113, 120 and 126 and the trio of Evan Tallmadge, Anthony Santaniello and Vincent Santaniello did not disappoint. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the trio of Mustangs who hope to rewrite Saturday’s script next weekend in Phillipsburg: Calello Makes it Back to Back Region Titles St. Joe-Metuchen’s Nico Calello made it back to back region titles at 106 pounds after scoring a pin at 1:59 over Hunterdon Central’s Anthony Rossi. Watch Calello beat the clock in the first period to get the win: RBR’s Stolfa Needs OT to Get P’Burg Slot Red Bank Regional’s Phil Stolfa was deadlocked 6-6 with Jackson Memorial’s Luke Temple in the 126 pound “blood round”. Stolfa’s two point takedown in overtime earned him a spot in Phillipsburg. Stolfa went on to finish 4th in the Super Region. Watch the move that gave Stolfa a spot in next week’s state tournament: Central Super Region Results 106 pounds 1st – Nico Calello, St. Joe-Metuchen 2nd – Anthony Rossi, Hunterdon Central 3rd – James Farina, Ocean 4th – Ricky Gomez, Matawan 113 pounds 1st – Evan Tallmadge, Brick Memorial 2nd – Sebastian Ortega, Howell 3rd – Alex Nini, CBA 4th – Harrison Gordon, St. John Vianney 120 pounds 1st – Anthony Santaniello, Brick Memorial 2nd – Jack Zaleski, Middletown South 3rd – Garrett Totten, CBA 4th – Brett Blaess, Jackson Memorial 126 pound 1st – Vincent Santaniello, Brick Memorial 2nd – Nico Diaz, St. John Vianney 3rd – Nieko Malone, Howell 4th – Phil Stolfa, Red Bank Regional 132 pounds 1st – Julian George, CBA 2nd – Jack Maida, Shore Regional 3rd – Drake Torrington, Robbinsville 4th – Nick Torre, Brick Memorial 138 pounds 1st – Tyler Sagi, Old Bridge 2nd – Giovanni Scafaldi, Freehold Township 3rd – David Hussey, Middletown South 4th – Nick Canocina, Hunterdon Central 145 pounds 1st – Logan Waller, Colts Neck 2nd – Kamrin O’Neill, Matawan 3rd – Riley Simon, Point Pleasant Beach 4th – Donovan DiStefano, Wall South Region – Cherry Hill East High School JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from the morning session: Coverage of Eastern and Washington Twp. is brought to you by Cooper University Health Care. Coverage of Camden Catholic and Cinnaminson is brought to you by NJM Insurance. South Super Region Results 106 pounds 1st – Kaden Naame, St. Augustine Prep 2nd – Brendan Callahan, Kingsway 3rd – Max Elton, Holy Spirit 4th – Kurt Wehner, Toms River East 113 pounds 1st – Conor Collins, Southern Regional 2nd – Jared Brunner, Eastern 3rd – Cameron Morgan, Pennsville 4th – Nick Cotton, Shawnee 120 pounds 1st – Nathan Taylor, Kingsway 2nd – Jackson Young, Camden Catholic 3rd – John Hildebrandt, Williamstown 4th – Sean Dever, Egg Harbor Twp. 126 pounds 1st – Brady Conlin, Washington Twp. 2nd – Samuel Kotch, Cinnaminson 3rd – D’Amani Almodovar, St. Augustine 4th – Matt Henrich, Southern Regional JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from the evening session: 132 pounds 1st – Ty Whalen, Clearview 2nd – Matt Brielmeier, Southern Regional 3rd – Josh Palmucci, Kingsway 4th – Hunter Horsey, Oakcrest 138 pounds 1st – Eddie Hummel, Southern Regional 2nd – Chase Casey, Camden Catholic 3rd – Ken Sherman, Holy Spirit 4th – Collin Rolak, Lacey Township 145 pounds 1st – Hunter Gandy, Woodstown 2nd – Michael Conklin, Toms River East 3rd – Finn McFadden, Kingsway 4th – Richie Grungo, St. Augustine
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 Monday 3.29 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The road to Phillipsburg continues with a great slate of duals to kick off the week. Stay tuned all night as the highlights come in! Kingsway 62 St. Augustine 9 The Dragons turned in one of the most impressive performances of the season so far, as they dominated the Hermits in a battle between top […] 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 Wednesday 3.24 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
A busy week continues with tremendous action on mats all over the Garden State. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the highlights! Ocean Township 39 Rumson-Fair Haven 32 Ocean Township rallied from a 28-0 deficit to roar back for a big Shore Conference dual win. Michael Porinos delivered a dramatic reversal that […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
JSZ honored the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week-long celebration of the 2021 season concluded with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone won by Camden’s DJ Wagner and Manchester Township’s Destiny Adams. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees across the state. Camden’s D.J. Wagner has been named Jersey Sports Zone’s Mr. Hoop Zone for 2021. The award is based on balloting from coaches and media from all over the state. JSZ’s Mike Frankel profiles Wagner’s remarkably fast rise to the top of the New Jersey high school hoops scene. JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches: Don DeLeo, Hightstown, Matt Bloom, Rutgers Prep, Dave Boff, Roselle Catholic, Justin Salton, Watchung Hills, James Cranwell, Middletown South, Randy Holmes, Jackson Memorial, Ben DiBiase, Freehold Boro, Andrew Bilodeau, Manasquan, Mike Clemente, Central Regional, Cameron Bell, Egg Harbor Township, Gene Allen, Atlantic City, Richard Bolds, Timber Creek, Michael Nausedas, Marlboro, Michael Doherty, St. Joe-Montvale, Eric Cassidy, Cherokee, Paul Rodio, St. Augustine, Dennis Caruano, Raritan, Nicholas Famularo, Asbury Park, Billy Armstrong, Bergen Catholic, Kris Grundy, Montgomery, Anthony Tavares, Newark East Side, Chris Chavannes, Patrick School, Mike Puorro, Barnegat, Matt Talbot, Roselle Park, Liam James, Gloucester, Ben Gamble, Bayonne, Todd Powers, Gloucester Catholic, Alex Mirabel, St. Peter’s Prep, Anthony Drejaj, Linden, Julius David, Perth Amboy, John Rosser, Overbrook, Paddy McNamara, Haddon Township, Chris Garcia, JP Stevens, Phil Collicchio, Elizabeth, Chris Raba, Nottingham Media: Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Kevin Minnick, NJ Advance Media, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Brandon Gould, NJ Advance Media, Adam Zagoria, ZagsBlog.com, Jay Gomes, NJHoops.com, Dave’s Joint, Mike Kinney, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, JSZ Staff The New Jersey high school basketball community made the most of a shortened 2021 high school basketball season. Even though there was a maximum of 15 games and no state playoffs, it didn’t stop great players from around the state to shine and make the most of their limited opportunities. Click on each player’s name to watch their JSZ highlight reel and congratulations to all of the players who made this year’s JSZ All-Zone team: It’s official, Destiny Adams of Manchester Township is Jersey Sports Zone’s Miss Hoop Zone for 2021. Winning McDonald’s All American honors, 6’3 Adams takes home the award based on balloting from statewide coaches and media after averaging 30 points and 18.7 this season. With just 15 games on the schedule, she scored 450 points to end her career with 2,010 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez sat down with the University of North Carolina-bound Senior. JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Balloting Thanks to the coaches and statewide media who casted their vote for JSZ’s Mr. Hoop Zone. Three points for a first place vote, two points for a second, and one point for third. Coaches Rachel Goodale, Jackson Memorial, Dave Beauchemin, Manchester Twp., Bob Fusik, Trenton Catholic, Sandy Gordon, Ramapo, Mary Klinger, Rutgers Prep, Steve Silver, IHA, Alaina Hearon, Jackson Liberty, Joe Montano, Red Bank Catholic, Mary Beth Chambers, Saint Rose, Mark Gnapp, Gill St. Bernard’s, Dawn Karpell, St. John Vianney, Darren Ault, Holmdel, Theresa Cuniff, Wildwood, Scott Beston, Mainland, Steve DiPatri, Wildwood Catholic, Paul Baruffi, Ocean City, Scott Meile, Oakcrest, Lisa Stelle, Paul VI, Pete Vincent, Hudson Catholic, Meg McGeehan, Warren Hills, Derek Lynn, Montville, Billy Lovett, Morris Catholic, Shannon Coyle, Long Branch, Brandon Pilgrim, Paterson East Side, Lashawn Williams, Newark Central, Glenn Jansen, Donovan Catholic, Sandi Chera, Colonia, Sean Pekarsky, Paramus Catholic, Kristen Przbylski, Eastern, JW Senft, Highland, Dave Callahan, Rumson-Fair Haven, Allyson Scerbo, Phillipsburg, Liz McKeon, Westfield, John Considine, Bishop Eustace, Lisa Kukoda, Manasquan, Justin McGhee, Middletown North, John Barbarise, Shore Regional, Jenna Marcus, Hightstown, Chris Hernandez, Weehawken, James Martinos, Notre Dame, Travis Retzlaff, East Brunswick, Audrey Taylor, Franklin, Brad Allen, Teaneck, Janet Cook, Sayreville, Dan Montferatt, Ewing, Matt Margon, Montgomery, Lauren Bowler, Matawan Media Sean Miller, NJ Advance Media, John Jones, MaxPreps, Greg Machos, GMC Hoops, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Tom Williams, Prime Events, Brian Deakyne, NJ Advance Media, Kyle Franco, Trentonian, Greg Johnson, Trentonian, Luis Torres, NJ Advance Media, Joe Fenelon, NYG Hoops, G Thing Basketball, Prep Girls Hoops New Jersey, JSZ Staff PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMr. HZ Finalists Antoine ArnettSterlingDenver AnglinGill St. Bernard'sCorey Floyd, Jr., Roselle Catholic Gannon BradyOcean CityMark ArmstrongSt. Peter's PrepSamson Johnson, Patrick School Jerome BrewerCamdenJayden BrownMontclair ImmaculateWill Richardson, Bergen Catholic Tazir CanteyEasternJulian BrownBergen CatholicBen Roy, Manasquan Christian CevisWest MorrisZion CruzPatrick SchoolDJ Wagner, Camden Jack CollinsManasquanMatt DelaneySt. Augustine Prep Al-Fatir ConnorElizabethRay FordSt. Peter's Prep Jordan DerkackColoniaNoah HarrisRutgers Prep Austin GreenTimber CreekIsaac HesterRanney Aidan KehoePascack HillsZach HicksCamden Catholic Elijah LewisWatchung HillsTristan JeffriesSt. Thomas Aquinas Carlos LopezEgg Harbor Twp.Amare MarshallRoselle Catholic Chad MartiniWatchung HillsKeith Mency Hudson Catholic Diante MilesWildwoodMarcus PierceSt. Joseph Academy Dave OlaniyiNewark East SideElijah PerkinsRanney Chris RubayoMontgomeryJosh RiveraSt. Thomas Aquinas Derek SimpsonLenapeWisler SanonPaul VI Jack SeidlerMarlboroAkil Watson Don Bosco Prep Jon SpatolaMarlboroSimeon WilcherRoselle Catholic TaQuan WoodleyCamdenZakai ZeiglerMontclair Immaculate PUBLIC NON-PUBLIC Name SchoolName SchoolMiss HZ Finalists Lauren AchterRamapoAbby AntognoliSaint RoseDestiny Adams, Manchester Township Nina BranchizioMonroeA'Nyah BarkerIHAZoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic Amaya BurchTimber CreekEmma BruenSt. John VianneyKatie Hill, St. John Vianney Kiley CapstrawWest OrangeMeg CahalanSt. John VianneyMadison St. Rose, St. John Vianney Rachel CapuaJackson MemorialSaniah CaldwellSaddle River DayAlexa Therien, Cherokee Julia CorsentinoRumson-Fair HavenAlly CarmanRed Bank Catholic Alexis DavisGlassboroChristina DalceRutgers Prep Mary Elizabeth DonnellyManasquanAaylah Del RosarioTrenton Catholic Keegan DouglasHaddonfieldElla FajardoGill St. Bernard's Kate HerlihyMiddle Twp.Hannah HidalgoPaul VI Brooke HollawellManasquanZanai JonesHudson Catholic Tara JohnsonUniversityMarianna PapazoglouWildwood Catholic Lexi Linton Jackson MemorialPaulina ParisSaddle River Day Brynn McCurrySpartaBelle PellecchiaRutgers Prep Colleen McQuillenCresskillJustine PissottRed Bank Catholic Grace MuntRumson-Fair HavenAlana RobinsonPope John Madison SchillerRamapoSophia SabinoRed Bank Catholic Ally SweeneySpartaAngelica VelezTrenton Catholic Chloe TeterRed Bank RegionalCaileigh WalshGill St. Bernard's Bella VitoMontvilleMia YanogacioRutgers Prep JSZ All-Zone Basketball Coverage Monday, March 15: JSZ All-Zone Girls Public Team (20 players) Tuesday, March 16: JSZ All-Zone Girls Non-Public Team (20 players) Wednesday, March 17: JSZ All-Zone Boys Public Team (20 players) Thursday, March 18: JSZ All-Zone Boys Non-Public Team (20 players) Friday, March 19: JSZ 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone announced
St. Augustine’s Horner Wins JSZ Dunk of the Year
The JSZ voters have spoken, and John Horner of St. Augustine threw down the dunk of the year in the Garden State. The Hermits senior received more than 16,500 votes for his jam. Take Our Poll Watch Horner’s slam, and the rest of the best JSZ dunks of the 2021 season here:
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Dunk of the Year!
2021 may have been a shortened season, but there was no shortage of high-flying jams all over the Garden State. JSZ captured dozens of dunks this winter, and picked out the top 15 as candidates for Dunk of the Year. Vote as often as you’d like between now and Friday, when the poll will close at 3pm. Take Our Poll
Watch Monday 3.1 JSZ Basketball Highlights
It’s the final week of basketball in 2021. JSZ has a pair of Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals, an overtime thriller between West Morris and Colonia, plus a matchup of perennial powerhouses in South Jersey. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action! West Morris 67 Colonia 61 OT | Boys West Morris (12-1) […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Wild Statlines Highlight Week 4 Game Ball Nominees
The fourth week of the 2021 basketball season has come and gone, and with it came some memorable performances on the hardwood. Start voting now for JSZ’s Boys and Girls Game Balls for each region of the state! Jersey Sports Zone’s Game Balls are back for the 2021 basketball season. We’ve got great performances from all around the state. Our polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. The winner of each poll will receive a JSZ Game Ball during the season. To nominate a player for a Game Ball please email the JSZ team before Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Mike Frankel: firstname.lastname@example.org (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: email@example.com (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: firstname.lastname@example.org (Central Jersey nominations) South Jersey Game Ball Nominees JSZ’s South Jersey poll includes players in the BCSL, CAL, Colonial, Olympic, and Tri-County conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s Central Jersey poll includes players in the CVC, GMC, and Shore conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Ball Nominations JSZ’s North Jersey poll includes players in the Big North, HCIAL, NJAC, NJIC, SEC, Skyland and UCC conferences. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 2.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Winter weather wiped out most of the schedule for the past two days, but plenty of teams got back on the court on Wednesday. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! St. Joseph Academy 57 St. Augustine 51 | Boys Marcus Pierce scored a team-high 20 points to lead the Wildcats […] 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 1.30 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Basketball opening week continues as Jersey Sports Zone is is excited to bring you another thrilling afternoon of hoops coverage from around the state. Check out our Saturday highlights below. St. Augustine 60 Holy Spirit 53 (OT) | Boys The Hermits outlasted the Spartans in overtime to win their season-opener. American University commit Matt Delaney […] 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.
JSZ All Access: Hoping for Hoops
10 teams. One mission. To play 15 games in a season unlike any other. Jersey Sports Zone spent time with 10 high-profile teams as they returned to the court to prepare to play through a pandemic. The Teams Boys: Atlantic City, Elizabeth, Manasquan, Roselle Catholic and St. Augustine Girls: Manchester Township, Rutgers Prep, St. John Vianney, Trenton Catholic Academy and Wildwood Catholic Academy Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3
JSZ 2021 Hockey Previews
Believe it or not, we’ve made it to the start of the high school hockey season in New Jersey. JSZ’s team of multimedia journalists are stopping by rinks all over as teams in the Garden State prepare for the start of the 2021 season on Jan. 15. Bookmark this page as we upload new previews daily leading up to the first puck drop next week! Christian Brothers Academy The defending Gordon Cup and state champions will not get a chance to defend their state crown at the Rock but paying for the school’s 10th Gordon Conference championship is plenty of incentive. With 2020 JSZ Hockey Player of the Year John Donohoe back in net, the Colts are expected to roll our four lines that are all capable of finding the net and a solid blueline anchored by captains Colin Grable and Lucas Salas. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis wraps up our hockey previews with a look at CBA: Don Bosco Prep Despite winning 20 games and making it to three tournament finals, Don Bosco has a chip on its shoulder coming into the new year. The Ironmen are bigger, faster and stronger in 2021, and don’t plan on falling short with as they’ll deploy a high-powered offense and a physical defense. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview: Rumson-Fair Haven Eric Zullo’s first season as RFH head coach saw the Bulldogs take a big step forward as a state ranked public school program thanks to a 16-3-3 record that featured a spot in the Public “C” quarterfinals and a Shore Conference Hanchden Cup championship. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis takes us to the Red Bank Armory to learn more about the 2021 Bulldogs: Bergen Catholic 2020 was a year that saw Bergen Catholic take a major step forward into becoming a state power. The Crusaders won their first Bergen County Tournament title, yet fell short in the Gordon Cup and Non-Public tournaments. Their sights are set on the state’s No. 1 ranking in 2021 behind an electric offense led by Aram Minnetian. JSZ’s Jay Cook features the Crusaders from Hackensack: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. St. Augustine The Hermits are eager to get back on the ice after opening round exits in the Gordon Cup and the state playoffs last season. St. Augustine finished .500 a year ago, and will count on a handful of key seniors to help the team compete in 2021. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Hermits from The Igloo in Mt. Laurel: Morris Knolls After winning two straight Public A state titles and with 10 seniors returning to the mix, Morris Knolls has all the makings of entering 2021 as potentially the state’s top public school team. Jason Kwestel, Andrew Ryan and Tim Kepler will all wear C’s on their sweaters this year. With no state tournament this season, Knolls is wholly focused on winning the 2021 Mennen Cup. JSZ’s Jay Cook stopped by Aspen Ice in Randolph to preview the Golden Eagles: Westfield Finishing (15-8-2), Westfield fell short in the Union County Tournament final and was a game away from playing in Newark for a Public B championship in 2020. The Blue Devils graduated eight seniors but have a bevy of upperclassmen stepping into starting roles this year, which could be a determining factor in finishing during high-pressure situations. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the preview: Thank you to the office of Assemblymen Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage. Gloucester Catholic The Rams have reached the state semifinals the last three years in a row, and are looking to take the next step by capturing a Gordon Cup title this winter. Defenseman Jake Grace leads an experienced GC senior class, with the Rams hoping a talented group of sophomores will step into the spotlight this year. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the preview from Hollydell Ice Arena: Gloucester Catholic coverage is made possible by NJM Insurance. Manasquan/Point Pleasant Beach The Warriors have won three straight Shore Conference Cups and will be challenged to go 4 for 4 with the departure of All-Zoners Matt Franzoni and Anthony Dowd but there’s still a lot of talent on the roster headlined by the Farinacci brothers (twins Michael and Chris along with James). Cousin John Farinacci fresh off a gold medal with Team USA at the World Juniors made an appearance at Warriors practice giving the team a big boost as they work towards the start of the 2021 season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from Jersey Shore Arena in Wall: Delbarton After securing only 10 wins and finishing the year at .500 last season, Delbarton is gladly turning the page to 2021. At least nine freshman and numerous other underclassmen saw significant ice time for the Green Wave in 2020 – but with a year of experience under their belts, head coach Bruce Shatel is expecting a turnaround season. Anchoring Delbarton this year will be talented senior goalie Brett Cleaves. JSZ’s Jay Cook makes the pit stop at Aspen Ice to preview Delbarton:
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
Watch Wednesday 11.25 JSZ Football Highlights
Thanksgiving weekend in the Garden State kicks off with JSZ football coverage as our cameras travel across New Jersey to bring you another evening of action packed games. Stay tuned as we continue to post highlights from Thanksgiving Eve. St. Joe’s (Mont.) 20 DePaul Catholic 9 It was a night of goodbyes in Wayne. DePaul […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 11.6 JSZ Week 6 Football Highlights
The final regular-season Friday Night Lights of the 2020 season are finally upon us. Stay tuned in all night as our team of MMJ’s bring you action from all corners of the state! Holy Spirit 12 St. Augustine 7 The Spartans earned a spot in the top West Jersey Football League “playoff pod” with a […] 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.
Trey McLeer Earns JSZ Week 5 Top Play Belt
With time running out in the first half, St. Augustine QB Trey McLeer scrambled before throwing across the field to Kenny Selby for a touchdown. The TD toss helped propel the Hermits to a huge overtime win over Williamstown. More than 70,000 votes came in this week, with McLeer earning over 27,000 of those votes to win the JSZ Week 5 Top Play Belt! Check out Trey’s presentation here: Take Our Poll
Watch Tuesday 11.3 JSZ Soccer Highlights
Action on the pitch intensifies as soccer teams around the state prepare for the last push of the season. Our team has coverage from the top to the bottom of the Garden State on Tuesday! Clifton 6 Kearney 3 | Boys Clifton extended its unbeaten streak to 33 games Tuesday in an offensive explosion to […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
The bar is set high for JSZ Week Five Top Plays
New Jersey high school football once again put on a great show over the weekend. Cast your vote now to see who win’s this week’s JSZ Top Play Belt! Jersey Sports Zone had cameras all around the state for Week 5 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 5: Take Our Poll Congratulations to Woodbridge’s Justin Magera for winning the JSZ Week Four Top Play Belt! The JSZ All-Access Pass allows you to see hundreds of JSZ game highlights right away! Click here to get all the action right now!
Watch Friday 10.30 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 5 brings another great slate of games and our cameras were all over the Garden State to bring you all of the action. Check back all throughout the night as the highlights and interviews come in! St. Augustine 17 Williamstown 16 (OT) In a defensive battle, the Hermits stopped the Braves on a two-point […] 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 10.16 JSZ Football Highlights
Wet weather threw a few wrinkles into the Week 3 schedule, but Friday night still brought us tons of highlights from all around the state. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the exciting action! Delbarton 27 Don Bosco 21 Delbarton made history Friday night. The Green Wave scored only their second win […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
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
JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight: St. Augustine’s Kenny Levari
Coronavirus has brought the world to a screeching halt at the moment, and that includes high school sports in the Garden State. JSZ is launching a series to spotlight prominent senior athletes who are waiting and hoping to take the field again this spring. The mission is to tell their stories, and share how they’re trying to stay ready, both physically and mentally. We lead off with St. Augustine baseball standout Kenny Levari. JSZ’s Mike Frankel recently spoke with the Old Dominion University commit: JSZ Spring Senior Spotlight is brought to you in part by Cooper University Health Care.
Vote now for the JSZ Dunk 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 dunks from our archives 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 pm on Thursday. Round Two (The Sweet 16) begins on Thursday night at 7:00 pm. Vote now on 16 first-round matchups! Click on each player’s name to watch the dunk and cast your vote: Jonathan Kuminga (Patrick School) vs. Ryan Bradley (Holmdel) Take Our Poll Derrick Grant (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. Elijah Jones (Pleasantville) Take Our Poll Niels Lane (Roselle Catholic) vs. Jack Carroll (Rumson-Fair Haven) Take Our Poll Quadry Adams (St. Thomas Aquinas) vs. DJ Woodbury (Burlington City) Take Our Poll Jamir Watkins (Trenton Catholic) vs. Connor Walsh (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Noah Farrakhan (Patrick School) vs. Trey Patterson (Rutgers Prep) Take Our Poll Keon Sabb (Williamstown) vs. Justin Harcourt (University) Take Our Poll Elijah Perkins (Ranney) vs. Ben Cerrato (Haddonfield) Take Our Poll Taj Thweatt (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Alex Galvan (Manasquan) Take Our Poll Otega Oweh (Rutgers Prep) vs. Cliff Omoruyi (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Mark Armstrong (St. Peter’s Prep) vs. CJ Wilcher (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Stephen Bayard (Atlantic City) vs. Corey Floyd, Jr. (Roselle Catholic) Take Our Poll Lance Ware (Camden) vs. Kevin Bauman (Red Bank Catholic) Take Our Poll Elmarko Jackson (St. Augustine Prep) vs. Zarique Nutter (Patrick School) Take Our Poll Zubair Lee (Eastern) vs. Matt Zona (Bergen Catholic) Take Our Poll Jahlil White (Wildwood Catholic) vs. Phil Brown, Jr. (Hudson Catholic) Take Our Poll JSZ’s Dunk of the Year is presented by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Wednesday 3.11 JSZ Championship Basketball Highlights
It was Non-Public sectional final night in the Garden State. JSZ has you covered with all of the highlights and reaction! Roselle Catholic 59 Gill St. Bernard’s 58 | Boys | Non-Public B North Final For a third straight year, Roselle Catholic (3) faced Gill St. Bernard’s (1) in the Non-Public B North title game. Despite being the two-time reigning champs, Roselle Catholic was considered an underdog coming in and things seemed grim for the Lions late in the fourth quarter when they fell behind by ten. However, Xavier commit C.J. Wilcher would answer with three consecutive makes from beyond the arc for nine points and then the eventual go-ahead score on a free throw with 1:04 left in regulation. RC denied the Knights any potential buzzer-beater glory with a tough defensive stand in the closing moments to celebrate a third consecutive sectional championship. Wilcher finished with 22 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Wildwood Catholic 80 Rutgers Prep 67 | Boys | Non-Public B South Final It was overtime heartache for the Crusaders against Ranney in last year’s sectional final. Catholic made it a mission to get back to Jackson Liberty, and the Crusaders jumped on the Argonauts from the start to win their first South Jersey title since 2007. West Virginia commit Taj Thweatt led the with a game-high 28 points. Martin Anguelov added 17 points in the victory. Otega Oweh scored 27 points for Rutgers Prep in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction: South Jersey playoff basketball coverage is made possible by Deborah Heart and Lung Center. Bergen Catholic 73 Saint Peter’s Prep 66 (2OT) | Boys | Non-Public A North Final Will Richardson scored 8 of his 21 points in the second overtime period and Matt Zona was a force with 20 points and 12 boards to give the Crusaders a second straight sectional title. Saint Peter’s Prep got a 28 point effort from sophomore guard Mark Richardson and rallied from 9 down in the 4th quarter to force overtime. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Dunn Center:L Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics St. Augustine 51 Camden Catholic 47 | Boys | Non-Public A South Final The Hermits’ magical ride through the state playoffs will continue on. After knocking off Bishop Eustace and top-seeded Paul VI, St. Augustine hoisted the Non-Public A South sectional trophy after defeating two-time defending champions, Camden Catholic. Keith Palek caught fire for a team-high 18 points in the win. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Jackson Liberty: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Camden Catholic is made possible by NJM Insurance. St. John Vianney 67 St. Rose 54 | Girls | Non-Public A South Final A rematch of last years Non-Public A South girls final, the Lady Lancers sought out to avenge last years loss. All season SJV has been dominant in the state of New Jersey and they were on their game once again as they withered the Purple Roses to capture the Sectional Title. Maddie St. Rose paced the Lancers with 21 points, 4 rebound and 4 assists while Katie Hill poured in 15 points and 7 rebounds. However, it was the contribution of Christina Whitehead that lifted the Lancers to victory as she netted 13 points in the second half, 9 of which came from beyond the three point line to stretch the lead and give SJV the victory. Despite the loss, Brynn Farrell of St. Rose surpassed the 2000 point mark for her career as she scored 21 points for the Purple Roses. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Long Branch: Coverage of St. John Vianney is made possible by Reach Your Potential Training (RYPT) in Tinton Falls.
Vote for Final NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the Season
It’s playoff time, which means it’s also time for our final round of NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Balls of the season! South Jersey stars closed out the month of February with a bang, so be sure to vote for your favorite player as often as you’d like! Our polls remain open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Thanks to our great sponsor NJM Insurance for allowing JSZ to award South Jersey Game Balls all winter long!
Watch Region 8 Finals Wrestling Highlights
JSZ has highlights of select finals matches from the Region 8 Tournament in Egg Harbor Township. 182 pounds: Noah Putney (Clayton/Glassboro) d. Kevin Pandorf (Kingsway) 11-6 Clipdawgs senior Noah Putney scored on three takedowns in the second period to pull away from Pandorf and capture a Region 8 title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 195 pounds: Mike Misita (St. Augustine) p. Marcus Hebron (Lower Cape May), 1:30 Hermits junior Mike Misita wasn’t wasting any time, as the St. Augustine standout won his second straight Region 8 title with a pin in the first period. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: 220 pounds: Zane Coles (Pitman) d. Tom Goetz (Gateway/Woodbury) 3-2 Panthers senior Zane Coles took the lead on a reversal in the third, and was able to ride out Goetz to win his second straight Region 8 title. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Other Region 8 Finals 170 pounds: Jacob Rodriguez (Clayton/Glassboro) d. George Rhodes (Absegami) 12-2 285 pounds: Griffin Jackstadt (Barnegat) d. J.T. Cornelius (Southern) 3-2 106 pounds: Conor Collins (Southern) d. John Hildebrandt (Williamstown) 5-0 113 pounds: Ty Whalen (Clearview) md. Brady Conlin (Williamstown) 8-0 120 pounds: Jayson Scerbo (Southern) d. Jaden Hinton (Clayton/Glassboro) 9-4 126 pounds: McKenzie Bell (Kingsway) tf. Paul Libonne (Woodstown) 18-1 132 pounds: Matt Hoelke (Highland) d. Jake Gentile (Kingsway) 6-4 (OT sudden victory) 138 pounds: Hunter Gandy (Woodstown) d. Eddie Hummel (Southern) 8-2 | Gandy named Most Outstanding Wrestler 145 pounds: Dakota Morris (Kingsway) d. Tim Spatola (Delsea) 6-3 152 pounds: Jurius Clark (Highland) d. Devid DiPietro (Kingsway) 7-6 160 pounds: Robert Woodcock (Southern) md. Brayden Castillo (Lower Cape May) 9-1
Watch Saturday 2.29 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
It’s the final Saturday before the state playoffs begin, and JSZ has you covered with all of the county/conference tournament action. Stay tuned all night as the highlights roll in! The Patrick School 56 Roselle Catholic 42 | Boys | Union County Tournament Final For the 22nd time in program history, The Patrick School is Union County champions. Senior Noah Farrakhan arguably played the best game of his senior season by leading the Celtics with 17 points in the win. Jonathan Kuminga had 12 points and 7 assists while fellow junior Adama Sanogo had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Roselle Catholic’s Corey Floyd Jr. led all scorers with 19 points. This was the third meeting between these two schools this year with the Celtics winning all three. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Harwood Arena at Kean University: St. Peter’s Prep 44 Marist 41 | Boys |Hudson County Tournament Final St. Peter’s Prep raised its first Hudson County Title since 2011 following an exciting 44-41 victory over Marist. The Marauders trailed in the first half before taking an eight point lead early in the fourth quarter. Ray Ford, who finished with 14 points, knocked down two clutch free throws in the closing minute to help St. Peter’s walk away with the W. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Manasquan 75 Toms River North 49 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Final Ben Roy had a career-high 31 points to lead Manasquan to its first Shore Conference boys basketball championship since 1957. Alex Galvan had 17 points and 9 rebounds and Kieran Flanagan delivered 11 points, 7 assists and 5 steals. Manasquan raced out to a 24-7 first-quarter lead on the way to its 27th win of the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Saint John Vianney 57 Manchester Township 50 | Girls | Shore Conference Tournament Final Madison St. Rose had 23 points including a key offensive rebound and putback to put Saint John Vianney ahead for good in the final two minutes to give the Lancers their 14th Shore Conference girls basketball championship. Katie Hill added 15 points for SJV who opened the game with an 8-0 run and held the lead for most of the 48 minutes. Destiny Adams had 25 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Monmouth University: Thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for supporting JSZ’s coverage of St. John Vianney girls basketball. The Shore Conference champs train with coach Bobby Smith and the team at RYPT! Wildwood Catholic 70 St. Augustine 39 | Boys | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Crusaders would not be denied in their bid for a third straight CAL Tournament championship, as they dominated the Hermits at Stockton University. Taj Thweatt capped off an amazing run in the tournament, going 10-of-11 from the floor, on his way to a game-high 24 points. Thweatt earned CAL final MVP honors. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Stockton University: Atlantic City 63 Mainland 50 | Girls | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Final The Vikings raced out to a 12-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, capturing their first Cape-Atlantic League championship since 2010. Ciani Redd-Howard scored a game-high 22 points and earned MVP honors for Atlantic City. Freshman Quanirah Cherry-Montague added 15 points and nine rebounds in the victory. Oregon commit Kylee Watson battled foul trouble all day long, but finished with a team-high 19 points for the Mustangs in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Stockton University: Rutgers Prep 71 Watchung Hills 57 | Boys | Somerset County Finals After losing in the county championship the previous two season, Rutgers Prep is once again atop of Somerset County for the first time in almost four decades! The Argonauts dominated from start to finish as they raced out to a 13-0 lead to start off the game and would never look back. It was an entire team effort as Nico Galette and Otega Oweh lead the charge with 20 points each while Trey Patterson finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds and Noah Harris racked up 12 points and 7 assists. Michael Bressler did all he could for Watchung Hills as he finished with 20 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists in the loss. Rutgers Prep Girls also won the county championship today. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Montgomery:
Watch Wednesday 2.26 JSZ Tournament Basketball Highlights
The action continues to heat up before the start of the state playoffs, with semifinal games in the Union County Tournament, the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament and the Mercer County Tournament. Check back throughout the night for all of the highlights! The Patrick School 59 Linden 36 | Union County Tournament Semifinal The Patrick School, seeded as the top team in Union County, received points from 12 different players in Tuesdays semifinal win over fourth-seeded Linden. Jonathan Kuminga, Zarique Nutter, Adama Sanogo and Noah Farrakhan helped fuel the win. The Celtics are set to face off against rival Roselle Catholic in the finals on Saturday evening. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Roselle Catholic 52 Elizabeth 46 | Union County Tournament Semifinal Florida commit Niels Lane was seemingly always in the fast lane Tuesday night as his team-high 15 points helped Roselle Catholic reach the Union County Final for the third straight season. Corey Floyd, Jr. and Cliff Omoruyi each reached double-figured in the win. This sets up a major showdown against The Patrick School as Roselle Catholic will look to defend two consecutive county championship seasons. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Kean University: Trenton Catholic 85 Hightstown 63 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Trenton Catholic (4) defeated top seeded Hightstown (1) to advance to the program’s seventh straight Mercer County Title. The reigning MCT Champs were led by VCU commit Jamir Watkins who finished with 28 points. The Iron Mike’s will face Nottingham (3) in the Championship Game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Trenton Catholic and Hightstown coverage. Nottingham 61 Robbinsville 47 | Mercer County Tournament Semifinal Nottingham (3) advanced to the Mercer County Tournament final with an upset victory over Robbinsville (2). The Northstars were locked into a close battle with Robbinsville early on, as the game was tied at nine after the first quarter. Kishawn Douragh would be a spark plug for Nottingham in the second half, ending the night with 18 points. The Northstars will face fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic in the MCT Final. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Robbinsville coverage. St. Augustine 65 Mainland 41 |Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Hermits trailed by eight after the first quarter, but dominated the second and third quarters to punch a ticket to the Cape-Atlantic League title game. Matt Delaney led the Prep with 19 points. Elmarko Jackson added 16 points in the victory. Jaquan Mace scored 12 points for the Mustangs in the loss. St. Augustine will face Wildwood Catholic in the CAL Tournament final on Saturday at Stockton University. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Galloway: Wildwood Catholic 61 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 47 | Cape-Atlantic League Tournament Semifinal The Crusaders take the rubber match with the Wildcats and set a date with St. Augustine in the Cape-Atlantic League Tournament final. It was a back-and-forth contest for three quarters, but Wildwood Catholic exploded in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Taj Thweatt put together a monster night, scoring 25 points and pulling down 12 rebounds in the win. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Galloway:
St. Augustine’s Carnell Davis Commits to Rutgers
Carnell Davis made an instant impact once he became eligible for St. Augustine last fall. The junior standout was a force on both sides of the football, at defensive back and wide receiver, helping to lead the Hermits to the Non-Public Group 4 semifinals. Davis announced his verbal commitment to Rutgers on Tuesday, as he plans to stay in the Garden State and suit up for the Scarlet Knights. Check out Davis’ 2019 JSZ All Zone Profile here: @BrianDohn247 @NextLevelQBs @CoachPhilJr @EauGallieHC @HermitAthletics @RivalsFriedman @RFootball @RUCoachFran @GregSchiano pic.twitter.com/CDxXqbSVsy— Nell®2️⃣1️⃣ (@carnell_davis1) February 18, 2020
Watch Sunday 2.16 JSZ State Championship Wrestling Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is in Toms River for the Wrestling Group Championships. We have in-depth coverage and extended highlights of every single match from Sunday afternoon. Enjoy the coverage — we’ll see you in A.C.! Delbarton 54 St. Augustine Prep 7 | Non-Public A Final For almost a decade the team state title has eluded the Green Wave of Delbarton. After a win over Bergen Catholic en route to a Sectional Championship, Delbarton knew this was their season to regain the title. A sound victory for the Green Wave laid their final claim to the #1 team in New Jersey. Delbarton won 12 out of 14 bouts as Nicholas Nardone won by pin while Anthony Clark and Andrew Tryoczynski won by major decision. Alex Marshall won by major for the Hermits. The highlight of the match came at 195 lbs as it was a #1 vs #2 showdown. Luke Chakonis (1) from Delbarton defeated Mike Misita (2) of St. Augustine 6-4 in Sudden Victory to cap off the win for Delbarton. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: Camden Catholic 51 Pope John XXIII 15 | Non-Public B Final The Fighting Irish are on the top of the mountain in Non-Public B once again after a convincing victory against the Lions. Pope John briefly took the lead after a pin by Eddie Ventresca at 126. However, the Irish got back on track when Danny McKennon picked up a pin at 132 and they would not cede another bout the rest of the way. Bonus points were crucial in this match as Camden Catholic racked up seven pins, including four in the final six bouts. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Toms River: Coverage of Camden Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Paulsboro 50 Delaware Valley 9 | Group 1 Final Less than 48 hours after receiving an ICD surgically placed in his chest, Brandon Green was in Toms River to see Paulsboro win a fifth straight state championship and the 33rd mat title in the program’s rich history. Green, the 2019 state champion at 170 lbs. collapsed on February 3rd and saw his career come to an end due to scar tissue around his heart. Paulsboro and the entire wrestling community rallied and Green received a standing ovation and stayed on the bench to root his teammates on. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: High Point 38 West Deptford 28 | Group 2 Final High Point has returned to the peak at Group 2. The Wildcats captured their sixth team state title — and third in the last four years — after rolling their way through West Deptford in the final. High Point studs Nick Douma, Josh Gervey and Billy Talmadge all wrestled back-to-back-to-back in the lineup and each delivered bonus points. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from an emotional win: Montville 34 West Essex 33 | Group 3 Final A rematch from earlier in the month that went in favor of the Mustangs would prove to be no different the second time around. Though close, Montville prevailed once again over the Knights. A 7-7 split in the bouts, it was the four pins that set the Mustangs above the Knights. Aaron Kurzer, Brandon Teresa, Noah Fox and Michael Conrad all won by pin for Montville. Carson Barry, Alex Jones, and Samuel Carsillo won by major decision for the Knights in the loss. Montville wins their first ever Group Title. JSZ’s Kenneth Bradley has the highlights from Toms River: North Hunterdon 34 Kingsway 22 | Group 4 Final Does is get any better than perfection? Just ask North Hunterdon. The Lions completed the 20-0 undefeated season Sunday on the heels of yet another rousing performance. The Lions won seven-straight bouts from 170 pounds to 106 pounds to power a comeback win. Sophomore heavyweight Liam Akers clinched the win with a first-period pin via cradle. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Southern Regional 38 Manalapan 24 | Group 5 Final Freshman Nick Bennet got a 4-2 sudden victory at 126 pounds that sparked the Rams to a second straight Group 5 state championship. Following Bennet’s comeback victory, Southern had back to back pins from Matt Brielmier and Eddie Hummel to build an insurmountable lead. Robert Woodcock clinched the state title with a pin at 170 pounds. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has all the action from Toms River:
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:
Vote Now for NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 6 Game Balls
It’s been a sizzling start to the month of February thanks to some tremendous games from South Jersey ballers! Our polls are now OPEN, so get those votes in for your favorite player. The polls close at 3:00 pm on Tuesday. JSZ will award Game Balls to winners at a midweek practice or game. Take Our Poll Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are brought to you by NJM Insurance. Please submit future nominations to MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com.
Watch Thursday 1.23 JSZ Hockey Highlights
It’s hockey night in New Jersey and the JSZ team was on-hand for three great matchups from all over the state. Watch a memorable night in Bergen County, a South Jersey stalemate and a red hot goalie in Middletown Bergen Catholic 3 Don Bosco 2 | Bergen County Final The Crusaders got early third period goals from Antonio Arcaroli and Nick Chiurazzi to end the eight-year reign of Don Bosco Prep as county champs. Bergen Catholic was blanked 4-0 by the Ironmen earlier in the regular season but turned the tables against their archrival. JSZ has the thrilling highlights and post-game reaction from the Wayne Ice Vault: JSZ was able to bring you the historic win by Bergen Catholic thanks to Rothman Orthopaedics who supports JSZ’s coverage of the Crusaders all year long St. Augustine 4 Gloucester Catholic 4 The Hermits needed a late power-play goal to force a draw with Gordon Conference foe Gloucester Catholic. St. Augustine fell into an early two-goal hole but reeled off three consecutive goals to take the lead early in the third period. Gloucester Catholic scored twice in just over a minute to retake the lead before Chris Cipparone netted the game-tying goal. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Mount Laurel: Coverage of Gloucester Catholic is brought to you by NJM Insurance. Middletown North 4 Southern Regional 3 Matt Corella had 42 saves and John Miranda scored a pair of goals in the span of 40 seconds late in the second period to give Middletown North a critical win as it looks to qualify for post-season play. Miranda scored with 1:01 left in the second and followed it up after a great feed from John Betz 40 seconds later to make it 4-1 North at the end of two periods. Southern scored a pair of goals in the third on a Lions own goal and a Christopher Laureigh tally but Corella was able to preserve the win and get Midd. North to 6-7-2 on the season. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Middletown Ice World: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have ACI Medical & Dental School join our team and present our Central Jersey Game Balls all year long in addition to allowing us to bring great highlights and features to Rumson-Fair Haven and Middletown North. One of the top technical schools in NJ, Advantage Career Institute Medical & Dental School in Central New Jersey offers a variety of programs in the in-demand medical and dental industries. Visit ACI.org to learn more!