Watch Thursday 2.28 JSZ Playoff Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone is pleased to bring you exciting state playoff basketball coverage from Red Bank Catholic’s 53-52 win over Bishop Air and Red Bank Regional’s 40-30 victory against Steinert! (3) Red Bank Catholic 53 (6) Bishop Air 52 – Non-Public South A Tournament Quarterfinal Red Bank Catholic advanced to the Non-Public South A Semifinals with an exciting 53-52 victory over Bishop Ahr. RBC trailed for three quarters after not being able to match the Trojan’s physical style of play. However thanks to a great push from Notre Dame football commit Kevin Bauman the Caseys were able to fight back from a nine point deficit to take a 41-40 lead heading into the fourth quarter. In the home stretch Bauman, who finished with 21 points continued his impressive scoring performance and Red Bank Catholic was able to hold off Bishop Ahr’s last attempt effort in the closing seconds to hang on for the win. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring our Red Bank Catholic coverage! 4) Red Bank Regional 40 (5) Steinert 30 – Central Group 3 Tournament Semifinal The Red Bank Regional Bucs are headed to the Semifinals after defeating the Steinert Spartans on Thursday night. The Bucs held a significant lead going into the second half. In the middle of the fourth quarter, the Spartans were behind by just two points after scoring foul shots. Red Bank’s Amelia Mendolla scored two foul shots with just over a minute left in regulation, putting RBR up by four. Those two free throws kept the Bucs ahead for the rest of the game, and the Bucs sealed the deal. RBR’s Meghan Murray scored the game-high 16 points for the Bucs. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights and post-game reactions from Red Bank: Sponsors! Thank you to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional!! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Steinert High School!
Natalie Mehl of Steinert wins NJM South Jersey Game Ball!
Steinert’s Natalie Mehl is not a stranger to our ceremonies, last year she took home a JSZ Game Ball as a junior! Mehl who recently reached 1,000 points has been the Spartans go-to playmaker for most of career. In Steinert’s 69-45 victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro South, Natalie scored 25 points. The fans have voted and she is this week’s NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball winner. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez stopped by practice for her presentation ceremony: Take Our Poll Sponsor! Thank you to NJM insurance for sponsoring our all of our South Jersey Game Ball presentations! Have a question? E-Mail Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Five Dozen NJ Basketball Players Up for Final January JSZ Game Balls
It’s time to honor great performances from New Jersey high school basketball with our JSZ Game Balls. We have polls for North, Central and South Jersey in both boys and girls categories. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We look forward to handing out 6 JSZ Game Balls every week and we’ll stop by mid-week practices or games to make a presentation. NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is able to honor South Jersey athletes every week thanks to the support of NJM Insurance! JSZ North Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll JSZ Central Jersey Game Ball Nominees Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Coaches and fans – if you have a player that is worthy of nominating contact email@example.com by Saturday evening.
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 10.20
Can you believe it? There’s only one more week left of regular season football in New Jersey. But before that arrives next week, Jersey Sports Zone has another full plate of football games from around the state this Saturday. Watch our teaser below then scroll down to watch all 8 games of action. Remember to visit Jersey Sports Zone tomorrow to vote for top plays and game balls. Rancocas Valley 19 Lenape 16 Bryce Mangene threw three touchdown passes including a pair of second-half scores to Cerrome Hill and a Hail Mary to Jahmier Washington to end the first half as RV avenged a loss to their rival in the South Jersey Group 5 finals. JSZ has the highlights from a Saturday thriller with post-game reaction from Madison Bess: Bergen Catholic 42 Paramus Catholic 0 Junior signal-caller Andrew Boel was automatic Saturday, completing 13 of 17 passes for 250 yards and four touchdowns to lead Bergen Catholic to a blowout win in Oradell. Tyler Devera, Garrett Cody and Pierson Tobia all caught touchdowns while Anthony Corbin and Rahmir Johnson scored on the ground. JSZ’s Jay Cook has highlights from the win: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Equinox Fitness, Jersey Sports Zone is able to capture highlights like these against a North Jersey rival. Notre Dame 35 Nottingham 14 A hyped Mercer County meeting between two 5-1 teams was the headline in Hamilton Saturday afternoon. The first half of Notre Dame and Nottingham was a close, hard-hitting matchup that saw the Irish go ahead 14-7 at halftime. In the third quarter running back brothers Cortaz and Coleon Williams were able to move the chains with a physical run approach. Rickey “Pop” Spruill was the stand out performance with 5 catches, 85 receiving yards, 2 rushing touchdowns and an interception on defense. Junior Cortaz Williams also records his 3,000 career rushing yard. Notre Dame will close out the season against Trenton next week for the top spot in the WJFL Capitol division. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Nottingham and Notre Dame coverage! Trenton 7 Steinert 0 James Hubbard’s 39 yard punt return late in the second quarter was the only score of the game as Trenton leaned on its defense to get to 4-3 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights from the state capital: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Trenton and Steinert Elizabeth 12 Westfield 0 The Minutemen shutout the Blue Devils 12-0. Javon Wactor had 30 carries for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns, while the Minutemen defense recorded 5 sacks. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thank you Jon for your continued support of Westfield athletics! Irvington 24 Barringer 6 The Blue Knights racked up 246 yards on the ground with Zakee Swann leading the way with 132 yards on just 12 carries. Irvington secures the Freedom White Division crown for a second straight year. JSZ has highlights from Irvington’s Homecoming: Vineland 31 Washington Township 7 Junior quarterback Ryan Shelton was a dual-threat menace for the Minutemen defense as he accounted for 260 total yards and three touchdowns in a big win for the Fighting Clan. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Penns Grove 42 Glassboro 6 The Red Devils continued their infectious winning ways as they won their eighth game of the season, making the argument as one of the top teams in South Jersey. Nasir Robinson ran for three touchdowns and 184 yards while Tyreke Brown completed a trick play TD pass to Torvon Ransome in the win. Here are the highlights from JSZ’s Mike Frankel:
JSZ Week Six “Game Balls” are up for grabs, vote now!
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top performers from Week Six in high school football with our Jersey Sports Zone Game Balls. We have ten nominees in four sections of the state. The polls are open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a midweek practice to present the winners with a JSZ Game Ball. You can always nominate a player by emailing our team. firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey), email@example.com (Mid-State 38), firstname.lastname@example.org (WJFL), email@example.com (Shore Conference) Nery’s Game Ball – WJFL Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance Group North Jersey Take Our Poll Courtney’s Game Ball – Mid-State 38 Take Our Poll Shore Conference Take Our Poll Missed our Weekend Highlights? Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Friday Week 6 Highlights Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday Week 6 Highlights
Watch Saturday 10.13 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Six comes to a close with nine more games of highlights from around New Jersey. We get our first look at Peddie and Alabama commit John Metchie, a much anticipated rematch between South River and Hillside, plus Delbarton steps up at home against Seton Hall Prep and Mater Dei Prep makes a statement over Manasquan in a battle of unbeatens. Watch our teaser video and then scroll down to watch all our highlights. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Top Play and Game Balls from around the state! Delbarton 33 Seton Hall Prep 17 Michael Jarmolowich stepped up with a huge game for Delbarton with an 89-yard fumble return touchdown and a wild 10-yard touchdown catch to help the Green Wave wash out Seton Hall Prep. This week marked the fourth consecutive game Jarmolowich has scored a defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Morristown and has the highlights: West Deptford 51 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 0 Days after legendary coach Paul Sacco was suspended after St. Joseph’s school leadership learned about racially charged comments made by their students, the Wildcats had to hit the field and play football. But it wasn’t going to come easy as West Deptford came in and steamrolled St. Joseph’s to the tune of 51-0. West Deptford held St. Joseph’s to only 75 yards of offense on the day. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Hillside 40 South River 13 It was the rematch we have all been waiting for! After Hillside eliminated South River last year in the first round of the playoffs, ending their undefeated season as well, the Rams were looking forward to redemption during Week 6. Hillside though, had the edge once again over South River and remain undefeated. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of South River is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant. Thank you Campozino for the continued support! Mater Dei Prep 41 Manasquan 0 Malik Ingram ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Rob McCoy threw two TD passes to Isaiah Alston as the Seraphs improve to 6-0 with a statement win over previously unbeaten Manasquan. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown: Rumson-Fair Haven 47 Lakewood 7 Alex Maldjian had three TD runs in the first quarter and John Volker added two scores on a TD run and a punt return to lead RFH to a 6-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is sponsored by Gold Coast Cadillac Peddie 53 Lawrenceville 6 After two straight losses Peddie has bounced back with a pair of wins. In their latest 53-6 victory over Lawrenceville, University of Alabama commit John Metchie and freshman running back Patrick Smith combined for 5 scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrenceville and Peddie coverage on JSZ! Delsea 56 Woodrow Wilson 14 Harvard commit Aidan Borguet rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as Delsea made a South Jersey statement with a big win over Woodrow Wilson. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to NJM Insurance, JSZ will be able to bring you great highlights from Delsea and other South Jersey high schools. Nottingham 27 Hamilton West 0 The Northstars cranked out 252 yards on the ground using a stable of runners to pick up its third straight win. Ja’ier Nelson sparked Nottingham with an 84-yard run in the second quarter to start the scoring. The Northstars defense has given up just seven points over the last three weeks. JSZ has highlights of Nottingham reaching the 5-1 mark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham and Hamilton West is brought to you by Princeton Orhtopaedic Associates Steinert 27 Lawrence 3 Nick Wright had two TD passes to Miles Smith and added a TD run as the Spartans pick up their first win of the season. JSZ has the highlights from the WJFL: JSZ’s coverage of Steinert and Lawrence is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Football Highlights from 9.29
JSZ wraps up Week Four of New Jersey high school football with seven more games from around the state. Check back throughout the evening as we post highlights from all the big matchups including DePaul’s upset of #1 St. Peter’s Prep, the much anticipated Haddonfield/St.Joe-Hammonton showdown plus an OT game in Mercer County and a big win for St. Joe-Metuchen at Westfield. Watch our preview and then scroll down to watch all seven games from Saturday captured by JSZ cameras. DePaul 16 St. Peter’s Prep 13 DePaul backup quarterback Johnny Amodeo got the start against St. Peter’s Prep after Ta’Quon Roberson was sidelined with an ankle injury. Against the odds, Amodeo led the Spartans to an upset win against St. Peter’s Prep after nearly a week of double preparation and practice. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from one of the best stories so far from the 2018 football season: St. Joe’s (Met.) 27 Westfield 18 After dropping their first game of the season St. Joe’s (Metuchen) made some adjustments on offense moving receiver Michael Cardinalli to quarterback. Since beginning 0-1 the Falcons have won four in a row, their latest victory came against No. 18 Westfield. Following a tie at halftime St. Joe’s was able to pressure the Blue Devil offense and force two interceptions from quarterback Hank Shapiro. Then Cardinalli put up 3 touchdowns in the second half. Watch the highlights: Thank you to the office of Jon Bramnick for sponsoring our Westfield coverage! Haddonfield 22 St. Joe-Hammonton 15 Drew Gavranich had two TD catches including the game-winner with under three minutes to go as the Bulldogs snap the Wildcats 16 game win streak. Jay Foley threw three TD passes in the win and Lewis Evans sealed the victory with a game-clinching interception as the Bulldogs improve to 5-0 after upsetting the #5 team in the latest state polls. JSZ has the highlights of a South Jersey superpower showdown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Haddonfield is being brought to you by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM for allowing us to shine the spotlight on more South Jersey sports! Bergen Catholic 47 Irvington 7 The Irvington Blue Knights would stay within 7 points of the Bergen Catholic Crusaders after a single quarter, but from the second quarter on the Crusaders dominated. Nebraska commit, Rahmir Johnson, scored 3 touchdowns in the first half. Courtney DuPont was there with the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone wants to thank Equinox Fitness for their ongoing coverage of Bergen Catholic athletics throughout the year! Notre Dame 20 Steinert 14 (2 OT) Cortaz Williams had a 20 yard TD to seal the deal for the Notre Dame Irish and spoil a 14-point comeback by Steinert in the second half. Notre Dame moves to 3-1 after persevering on the road. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Madison Bess in a great Saturday Mercer County matchup: Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great Mercer County highlights all year long. Thanks to Princeton Ortho for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of both Notre Dame and Steinert Manasquan 27 Monmouth Regional 7 Canyon Birch topped 100 yards and scored three times on the ground and Rashid Tuddles had a 28 yard TD catch, a 57 yard INT return to set up a score and a 76 yard run that led to another TD as the Warriors improved to 4-0 on the season. Watch JSZ’s highlights of Saturday football from Tinton Falls: Thanks to Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Monmouth Regional Falcons all year long! Southern 20 Lakewood 0 The Southern Rams battered through defensive fronts all afternoon as they rushed 50 times for 236 yards on their way to a 20-0 shutout win over Lakewood. JSZ has all the highlights from this Ocean County showdown: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is able to cover so many games thanks to our great sponsors. Thanks to Michael I. Inzelbuch for sponsoring our coverage of Piners athletics throughout the year!
JSZ Year in Review: Top Softball Games from 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is proud to put the spotlight on great females athletes in New Jersey. The high school softball season brought many great moments. Here are the 10 most viewed games from our coverage in 2018: #10: Saint John Vianney 7 IHA 3 – Strike Out Autism The Lancers got a 2-run pinch hit single from Gabby Polera in the third and busted the game open with five runs in the 5th to beat the defending state champs at Strike Out Autism in Middletown. JSZ has the highlights from a matchup of two state softball powers: #9: Middletown North 3 Lacey 2 (10 innings) – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Adriana Cerbo’s walk-off single to center in the bottom of the 10th gave Middletown North its 25th win and a spot in the SCT semifinals. North starter Malori Bell struck out 20 batters throwing all 10 innings to pick up the win. JSZ has the highlights of an outstanding game played by both teams: #8: Steinert 9 Lodi Immaculate 0 – Tournament of Champions Final Steinert came out guns blazing. In just the first inning the Spartans strung together nine runs with 13 batters at the plate and a total of seven hits. From there, it was all defense. Neither team scored a single run in the remaining 6 innings, and the Spartans came away with the title. Star pitcher, Kaylee Whittaker, had 15 strikeouts and contributed three hits of her own to Steinert’s 12 total. Check out highlights of the game now: #7: Vineland 3 Millville 2 (9 innings) – South Jersey Group 4 Finals Devin Coia’s RBI single in the 9th inning gave Vinelands the South Jersey Group 4 crown. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights of an outstanding South Jersey softball state playoff game: #6: Roselle Park 4 Gloucester City 3 – Group 1 State Championship Want to see some exciting softball? Do not miss this matchup between Gloucester City and Roselle Park. It was an offensive battle with Roselle Park out-hitting Gloucester 14-10. The Panther’s junior pitcher, Madison Hummel, was not only a key factor on the mound, but also at the plate. She hit the walk-off single to win the game, bringing home the Group 1 Title for Roselle. Check out highlights of this one now: #5: Donovan Catholic 13 Saint John Vianney 4 – Shore Conference Championship After a stunning 2-0 loss to St. John Vianney in the Non-Public A South Final, No. 1 Donovan Catholic was looking to make statement in the SCT Final. Statement made, the Griffins poured in 7 runs in the 1st inning, resulting in a 13-4 win, avenging that loss over the Lancers. Donovan Catholic finishes the season with a 30-1 record, while St. John Vianney falls to 27-1 as they head into the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions this week. Watch Highlights of the SCT Final on JSZ! #4: Saint John Vianney 2 Mount St. Dominic 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Going 5 years without a state championship is considered a “drought” at St. John Vianney, and that just speaks to how special the Lancers’ softball program is in Holmdel. That drought came to an emphatic end on Saturday night, as Vianney got another great performance from sophomore Julia Parker, 7 IP, 7 K’s, 1R, leading the Lancers to the Non-Public A State Title with a 2-1 win over Mount St. Dominic. Watch Highlights and post game from SJV’s win on JSZ! #3: Montgomery 3 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Championship Hillsborough made it to this year’s Somerset County Championship for the first time in three years as the number one seed, while Montgomery [the three seed] lost the title last season to Bridgewater-Raritan. Both teams were hungry for this win, but in the end, it all came down to mistakes in the field and pitching. Montogmery’s Peyton Schnackenberg did cost her team a run in the third inning after a wild pitch, but she made up for it with 11 strikeouts. Schnackenberg was also one strike shy of a no-hitter, and her performance took a major role in the Cougars 3-1 win over the Raiders. Check out the highlights now: #2: Donovan Catholic 13 Middletown South 2 NJ’s #1 ranked team put together back to back 6-run frames in the 2nd and 3rd innings to dominate the Eagles. Linsday Nelson pitched three shutout innings and picked up her 500th career strikeout. JSZ has highlights from the team that was ranked #13 in the latest USA Today Super 25 National Poll: #1: Saint John Vianney 2 Donovan Catholic 0 – South Non-Public “A” Finals The marquee matchup in New Jersey Softball lived up to the hype and then some. St. John Vianney’s Sophomore pitcher Julia Parker pitched 7 shutout innings, giving up just 3 hits against one of the best offenses in all of America, leading the Lancers to a 2-0 win. St. John Vianney captures the Non-Public A South Championship avenging back to back playoff losses to Donovan the past two seasons, and improves to 26-0 on the season. The loss was the first of the season for Donovan Catholic as they fall to 29-1. Watch highlights of the Lancers and Griffins on JSZ!
JSZ Year in Review: Top HS Girls Soccer Games from 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10 Shore Regional 2 Point Pleasant Beach 1 – Central Jersey Group 1 State Playoffs Frankie McDonough and Kendall Rich both scored from short range in the early part of the second half to give the Blue Devils a spot in the Central Jersey Group 1 semifinals. After a scoreless first half, McDonough and Rich found the net in the 44th and 46th minutes. Julia Cairns got the lone goal for Point Beach with a beautiful left foot shot just 28 seconds after Rich’s goal, but Point Beach never found the equalizer. Watch the highlights of Shore Regional’s state soccer victory: #9: Middletown North 1 Middletown South 0 Darien Rinn’s close-range goal at the 12:11 mark was the only goal of the game as the Lions earn avenge a 3-0 loss to Middletown South earlier in the regular seaosn. Haley Martin had eight saves to get the shutout. Watch the goal and some great saves in our highlights: #8: Freehold Township 2 Freehold Boro 0 Freehold Township 2 Freehold Boro 0 Laura Noseworthy scored in the final minute of the first half and Meghan Summonte added a second-half score to give the Lady Patriots a 2-0 win over rival Freehold Boro to improve to 8-0. Watch two great goals that happened because of sensational passing: #7: Steinert 3 Allentown 0 – Mercer County Tournament Championship The undefeated Allentown girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season after falling to Steinert 3-0 in the Mercer County Tournament championship game. Gabby DeLisa hit two goals from deep range to capture the Spartans first county title since 2006. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights! #6: Shore Regional 1 Saint John Vianney 1 Kendall Rich’s goal in the 69th minute gave the Blue Devils a tie on the road at SJV. Cameran Cox gave SJV a 1-0 lead early in the second half. It was the start of a tremendous rivalry between the two Shore Conference foes: #5: Wall 4 Freehold Township 2 – Shore Conference Tournament Championship Jenna Karabin had a three-goal night to help lead the Crimson Knights to an upset win over top-seeded Freehold Township in the SCT championship game at Ocean Township High. Wall lost to the Patriots 3-1 in the regular season, but the Crimson Knights set the tone in the first half. Lauren Karabin fed twin sister Jenna for the first goal of the game. In the final minute of the first half, Hailee Reinhardt delivered a perfect ball on the corner kick that was headed home by sophomore Marissa Sciorilli who picked the perfect time to score her first varsity goal. With a 2-0 lead at the half, it looked like it would be a comfortable Crimson Knights victory when Jenna Karabin scored her second goal of the game at the 60-minute mark. But Freehold Township mounted an impressive comeback scoring two goals in the span of two minutes starting with a Jessica Judge free kick that clanked off the post and in the net followed by a Jasmine Colbert goal from close range. Freehold Township got within 3-2 with 12 minutes to go, but seconds after the Patriots flurry, Karabin halted the momentum with a fantastic low shot weaving around two defenders. Watch highlights and post-game reaction from the Crimson Knights: #4: Middletown South 4 Somerville 3 (OT) – North 2 Group 3 Semifinals Emma Laudisi had a hat trick including the golden goal in overtime as Middletown South delivered one of the biggest upsets in New Jersey girls high school soccer in 2017. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has the stunner from the state playoffs: #3: Freehold Township 2 East Brunswick 1 (OT) – Central Jersey Group 4 Finals Trailing 1-0 and with the season on the line, the Colbert twins rally Freehold Township into the state semifinals. East Brunswick took a 1-0 lead on an Alyna Negron goal in the second half. Bears keeper Lauren Krinsky, a University of Delaware commit, made a number of stellar saves, but the Patriots broke through as Jasmine’s shot off a rebound tied the game with just under three minutes to go. In overtime, it was Jada Colbert playing the role of hero with the golden goal. JSZ’s Bryan DeNovellis has all the highlights and post-match reaction from an outstanding game at Howell High School: #2: Shore Regional 5 Glen Ridge 4 – Group 1 State Championship For the third straight year, the Blue Devils delivered heartbreak to Glen Ridge in the state championship. Shore trailed 4-2 in the second half, but mounted an amazing comeback. It started with Frankie McDonough on a 30 yard free kick blast. Then with three minutes to go in regulation, Julia Eichenbaum drew Shore even. Instead of overtime, the Blue Devils got the ggame-winnerwith just nine ticks left on the clock as Hannah Birdsall delivered a pass to Eichenbaum who buried the championship clincher from close range. Birdsall had two goals for Shore, while Lindsay Jaiyesimi had a hat trick for Glen Ridge. JSZ’s Jay Cook brings us the incredible action and post-match reaction from Kean University: #1: Saint John Vianney 3 Shore Regional 3 Erin Gilfillan’s goal with under two minutes to go forced overtime and Brelynn Bellamy came up with a sensational defensive play in the closing seconds of the first overtime session to give Saint John Vianney a 3-3 tie with Shore Regional. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw earlier in the regular season. Shore Regional had a 2-1 lead in the final ten minutes before Cameran Cox drew a penalty kick. Chloe Sherman tied the game at two on the PK, but Shore answered right back on a breakaway goal from Frankie McDonough to take a 3-2 lead. With under two minutes to go, Erin Gilfillan delivered a 34 yard blast to force overtime. In OT, Julia Eichenbaum thought she had a golden goal, but after getting the ball by the keeper, Bellamy came in and steered the ball away from the back of the net. Watch the highlights from an incredible game: 2017 Girls Soccer Goals of the Year Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many great highlights all year long and there’s more to come in 2018! Take a look back at our top goals of 2017:
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The spring sports season saw breathtaking goals, heart-stopping hits and incredible catches on the diamond. We wrap up the 2017-18 high school sports year by asking you to cast your vote in our 2018 JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year. We’ll keep our polls open through Friday at 9:00 p.m. and honor the winners with a placque or a JSZ Game Ball. A special thanks to all the athletes we covered for giving us so many special highlights and thanks to you for your support of Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
An Explosive First Inning Gets Steinert Softball their First T of C Title!
Steinert 9 Immaculata Conception Lodi 0 – Kaylee Whitaker 15 Strikeouts, 3 Hits, & 1 RBI Steinert came out guns blazing. In just the first inning the Spartans strung together nine runs with 13 batters at the plate and a total of seven hits. From there, it was all defense. Neither team scored a single run in the remaining 6 innings, and the Spartans came away with the title. Star pitcher, Kaylee Whittaker, had 15 strikeouts and contributed three hits of her own to Steinert’s 12 total. Check out highlights of the game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Steinert is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great highlights like today’s game, all year long!
Watch 6.2 JSZ State Championship Softball Highlights!
Saint John Vianney vs. Mount St. Dominic – Non-Public “A” State Championship Going 5 years without a state championship is considered a “drought” at St. John Vianney, and that just speaks to how special the Lancers’ softball program is in Holmdel. That drought came to an emphatic end on Saturday night, as Vianney got another great performance from sophomore pitcher Julia Parker, (7 IP, 7 K’s, & 1R) leading the Lady Lancers to the Non-Public A State Title with a 2-1 win over Mount St. Dominic. Watch Highlights and post game from SJV’s win on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Steinert 2 Indian Hills 0 – Group 3 State Championship Kaylee Whittaker threw a 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts and Carli Backlund’s 2-run double produced the only runs of the game as Steinert won its second state championship in the last three years. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Steinert High coverage all year long on Jersey Sports Zone Roselle Park vs. Gloucester – Group 1 State Championship Postponed to Sunday at 10:00 am
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 5.6!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch JSZ Baseball Highlights from 5.4
Steinert 5 Allentown 4 It has been a long week for Steinert baseball, The Spartans played their third game in a row on Friday afternoon. 48 hours prior they went 15 innings with Notre Dame and due to a surplus of injuries they took on Allentown with a short roster. However, Steinert managed to find a way to adjust against Colonial Valley Conference favorite Allentown. The Spartans got ahead 3-0 in the fourth inning. Following a sac fly, an RBI and a 2 run homerun from catcher Chris Reeder Allentown gained the lead in the sixth. After tying it the bottom of the inning Steinert walked away victorious on a Jake Muller double in the bottom of the second. With the Mercer County Tournament beginning on 5/7 a rematch between these two wouldn’t be surprising. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage! Wall – 7 Ocean – 0 | Shore Conference Baseball Junior RHP Ryan Napolitano tossed a complete game shut out with 8 strikeouts, while Andy Lenneper went 2-for-3 with a HR and 2 RBI’s as Wall Township recorded a 7-0 win over Ocean. The Crimson Knights are now 14-3 on the season and are looking like a top contender in upcoming post season play. Watch Highlights of Wall and Ocean on JSZ! Raritan 9 Saint John Vianney 2 – Shore Conference Zack Johnston scattered six hits over six innings striking out 11 and the Rockets used four-run frames in the 4th and 5th innings to beat the Lancers and clinch at least a share of the Shore Conference “A” Central title. JSZ has the highlights of Raritan’s 13th win of the season: A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for sponsoring both Raritan and Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Paver Restoration is our other SJV sponsor. Ryan Kasmer wins JSZ Game Ball Following Raritan’s win over SJV, we presented this week’s Monmouth Building Center Game Ball to Ryan Kasmer who won last week’s fan voting. Thanks to everyone for voted and check out Ryan’s Game Ball presentation! Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Watch 5.3 Lacrosse Highlights
Summit – 8 New Providence – 2 | Union County Tournament Semi-Finals Nick Thomson led the way with a hat trick and Jackson Tyler scored twice, as No. 1 seeded Summit took down 4th seeded New Providence 8-2 in the Union County Semi-Finals. The Hilltoppers now advance to the championship game where they will take on 2nd seeded Westfield, Saturday 7 PM at Johnson High School in Clark. Watch Highlights of the Summit Hilltoppers’ playoff win on JSZ! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs West Windsor- Plainsboro South 12 Steinert 5 – MCT Round 1 The opening round of the Mercer County Tournament for boys lacrosse featured 11th seed Steinert vs. No. 6 West Windsor- Plainsboro South. The Pirates took control thanks to Charles Jiang and David Mattia, the duo racked up 4 goals each to lead West Windsor to a 12-5 victory. South will take on No. 3 Robbinsville in the quarterfinal round. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and West Windsor- Plainsboro South coverage all year round on JSZ!
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Perth Amboy – 1 St. Joes Metuchen 0 | GMC Baseball Pitching duel or defensive showdown, call it what you want. Hits and runs were tough to come by for Perth Amboy and St. Joseph Metuchen. After 12 innings of scoreless baseball, Bryan Valenzuela came to the plate with a runner on 3rd base and one thing on his mind; Winning. Valenzuela did just that, a walk off basehit to right field from the junior third baseman gave Perth Amboy a 1-0 victory over St. Joes. Jose Peralta picked up the W on the mound coming on in reflief for starter Virgilia Cabrera who went 9 1/3 innings, with 5 K’s and zero runs for the Panthers. His counterpart Jake Hellwig kept pace with 9 IP, and 6 K’s in the loss for St. Joes. Watch highlights of the extra inning thriller on JSZ! Easton 11 Phillipsburg 4 – Annual Rivalry Game The Phillipsburg v Easton game is a tradition that can lasted decades between the two riverside towns. This year Easton got their second straight victory in the rivalry game thanks to senior Zach Spray, who went 3 for 3 with a homer. Also, starting pitcher Scott Poulson, threw flawlessly through the third inning and kept P-burg off balance all day; however, it was Nick Helman of Phillipsburg who put a damper on Poulson’s impressive outing after going 2 for 3 at the plate and picking up 3 of the Stateliner’s 4 RBIs. Check out highlights of this great tradition now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. thank to this sponsor JSZ will bring you highlights of Stateliner athletics all season long! Nottingham 8 Steinert 1 With the Mercer County Tournament seeding approaching 8-4 Steinert came into Monday night’s Colonial Valley Conference showdown looking to earn a higher spot as they took on favored crosstown rival 13-2 Nottingham. The Spartans who have been impacted by injuries and some off the issues came in winning three of their last five. However, it was Nottingham’s day as they would pull away with an 8-1 victory thanks to a 3 RBI performance from Monmouth University bound Nick Houghton. As the county tournament kicks off in a couple days this might not be the last time these two meet this season. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Steinert coverage all year round on JSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Red Bank Regional 1 RFH erupted for five runs in the top of the first inning and Alex Burnett was tremendous striking out 10 over six innings to give the Bulldogs a regular-season split with their rival. Gordon Forsyth went 2-3 with 3 RBI’s and Thomas Forlenza and Thomas Elgrim contributed 2 RBI’s apiece. Watch the highlights of Monday Shore Conference baseball from Little Silver: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch. Thanks to Ryser’s Landscape Supply for their support of Red Bank Regional.
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Holmdel – 7 Red Bank Catholic – 6 It was a reunion night for Holmdel’s Jack Kapcsos at Count Basie Field, and the senior attackman made an excellent impression. Kapcsos transferred to Holmdel this season after playing his sophomore and junior seasons for the Casey’s of RBC. Although his friends and former teammates were happy to see him, Jack Kapcsos was all business, scoring 4 goals and leading the Hornets to a 7-6 win. Pat Brady scored a hat trick for RBC in the loss. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs RBC on JSZ! Thanks to BCB-Bayshore, your community bank, for allowing us to capture great moments from Holmdel High all year long Playa Bowls in Red Bank is the reason we can bring you great coverage of the RBC Caseys all year long. Middletown South 9 Freehold Township 8 – Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse The Eagles picked up what many consider one of the biggest wins in the program’s young history as they knocked off Shore power Freehold Township. Connor Ard had five goals and an assist to lead the Eagles attack. Dan Rossi had a pair of goals – his second of the game proved to be the game-winner. Watch the highlights of a big moment for Middletown South lacrosse: A special thanks to Prown’s Windows & Doors for allowing us to capture great moments from the Middletown South Eagles all season long! Rumson-Fair Haven 16 Saint John Vianney 6 | Shore Conference Boys Lacrosse Kiel Forlenza had four goals and eight different RFH players found the net in a ten-goal win over SJV to get the Bulldogs to the .500 mark at 6-6 on the season. JSZ has highlights of a Shore Conference matchup under the lights in Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage. Paver Restoration and BCB-Bayshore are the reason we can capture great moments from the Saint John Vianney Lancers Hillsborough 18 Somerville 10 – Girls HS Lacrosse | Olivia Johnsen 9 Goals Somerville’s Camryn Rogers scored a hat trick in the first half of this one, and ultimately scored seven in today’s matchup against Hillsborough, but the Raiders showed their scoring strength once again with an outstanding offensive push against Somerville. Star attack, Olivia Johnsen, scored half of the team’s goals and lead the Raiders to their eighth win. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you the best Raider highlights all season long! West Windsor- Plainsboro South 15 Steinert 3 West Windsor- Plainsboro South picked up their second win in a row following a 15-3 victory over Steinert. The Pirates got ahead early and stayed there thanks to David Mattia’s six goal performance. South advances to 5-5 and has just three games remaining on the schedule before county tournament time. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Steinert and West Windsor- Plainsboro South coverage!
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Don Bosco Prep – 11 Bergen Catholic – 3 Don Bosco Prep traveled to Lyndhurst on Wednesday looking to take down their rival school Bergen Catholic for a second time in just three days. The Ironmen placed Iona bound Drew Helmstetter on the mound, and the lefty did his job. Helmstetter struck out 9 batters in 6 innings while allowing just 2 runs. The Don Bosco offense took care of business as well, erupting for 7 runs in the 4th inning, and the ironmen would go on to score 11 in the game, led by Ryan Carr (3 or 4 2RBI). Watch Highlights of Bosco – Bergen on JSZ! Special Thanks to Equinox Fitness Clubs for providing coverage of Bergen Catholic High School Saint Rose 4 Mater Dei Prep 2 The Purple Roses scored four runs in the second inning and held on for a road win in Middletown. Mario Bove and Riley Maypother had 2 RBI’s each for the Purple Roses as Nick Marini pitched into the 5th for the win and Evan Peeke pitched two-plus innings for the save. JSZ has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Mater Dei Prep is made possible by Gold Coast Cadillac Steinert 4 Robbinsville 3 – Walk Off Facing a team twice in less than 24 hours is tough, winning both those games is even tougher. Steinert came into Wednesday’s match up with Robbinsville 3-1 on the year, the Spartans only L came in a 6-2 loss to No. 1 Delbarton. However, it was the Ravens who got on the board first. The two would exchange blows and lead changes until the bottom of the seventh when we were all tied up at 3. Jake Muller would step to the plate to deliver the game winning hit to help Steinert improve to 4-1 on the year. Watch the highlights and Muller’s post game interview now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!
Allentown takes down Steinert to head to Central Group 3 Championship
Allentown 64 Steinert 30 – Girls Central Group 3 Semifinal Fans who crowded the gym at Allentown high school expected nothing less than an unforgettable game when the second seed Red Birds faced off with rival third seed Steinert in the Central Group 3 Semifinal. What fans didn’t plan on was the relentless attack Allentown showed from start to finish. The Red Birds ended the first quarter leading 21-6 and continued to pile on the points in the second to take a 30 point lead at halftime. Ryan Weise who scored 14 points would eventually lead Allentown to 64-30 victory over Steinert to earn their spot in the Central Group 3 Final to face top seed and defending champion Ewing. The Red Birds who fell 52-41 to Ewing in the regular season match up will look to avenge their loss. You can catch that action on 3/5, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage on JSZ!
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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Hudson Catholic – 95 Marist – 43 Hudson County Tournament Quarterfinals Luther Muhammad poured in a season high 32 points while grabbing 8 boards, and Villanova bound point guard Jahvon Quinerly dished out 11 assists to go along with 15 points as Hudson Catholic came away with a 95-43 win over Marist in the Hudson County Tournament QuarterFinals. The No. 1 seeded Hawks advance to play Lincoln in the Semi-Finals on Tuesday Night. Watch Highlights of Hudson Catholic vs Marist below! Notre Dame 91 Steinert 70 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday’s game between fourth seed Notre Dame and fifth seed Steinert was the match up most knew was inedible at some point in the Mercer County Tournament. These two were some of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best in the 2017-2018 season. The Fighting Irish took a 22-16 lead at the end of the first then Notre Dame began piling on the points from beyond the arc thanks to Kayla Burnett who had 17 to take a 48-33 lead at half time. ND would continue it’s stunning performance in the second half to eventually walk away with a 91-70 win to send them to the Semifinal round to face number one seed Trenton Catholic on 2/20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Notre Dame coverage on JSZ! Trenton 66 Hopewell Valley 40 – Mercer County Tournament Quarterfinals It was the second meeting for third seed Trenton and sixth seed Hopewell Valley in a little over a week and the Tornadoes were able to put on another spectacular performance against HVC, this time in the Mercer County Tournament quarterfinals. Trenton got ahead early to go into halftime leading 33-12. In the second half Reggie James would take over to rack up 12 points, six rebounds and five assists in the 66-40 win against the Bulldogs. The next task for the Tornadoes will be taking on the number one seed Trenton Catholic in the MCT semifinals on 2/20 at the Cure Auto Insurance Arena. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Trenton coverage on JSZ! North Hunterdon 79 Voorhees 65 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals North Hunterdon trailed their district rivals, the Voorhees Vikings, early in this game; however, that seems to be a trend with these Lions. They made a comeback last week against the Vikings and did it once again during the HWS Semis. Paul Woolhouse came up big for the Lions with 22 points and a complete domination under the basket. Check out full highlights now: Pope John 58 Central 53 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Boys Semifinals Pope John previously knocked out the No. 1 seed of the HWS tournament, Phillipsburg, and was faced with another challenge during the semifinals when they met the Hunterdon Central Red Devils. However, Aaron Clark for the Lions shined, scoring 29 points, while Eddie Davis contributed 22. The two guards provided enough momentum to pull off the upset late in the fourth quarter. Full highlights now available: High Point 40 Sparta 35 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals No. 1 seed, High Point, gets a scare in the second quarter of this one thanks to an offensive push by Sparta’s Erin Walsh. However, the Spartans could not hold on to that short-lived lead and the No. 1 seed would remain onto with a 40-35 victory over Sparta. Trisha Peterson contributed 14 for the Wildcats. Check out her highlights and more now: Delaware Valley 28 Warren Hills 27 – Hunterdon/Warren/Sussex Girls Semifinals In an unbelievable turn of events, the Del Val Lady Terriers find a way to shock the Warren Hills Blue Streaks in the final 11 seconds of this HWS semifinal game. Amanda Kix not only led the team in scoring, but she made the last second shot that sealed the deal for the Terriers. Check out those highlights now: Red Bank Catholic 68 Colts Neck 33 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls Quarterfinals Amanda Hart had a career-high 20 points to lead four Caseys in double digits as the #3 seed was dominant against the #11 seed. Hart had four three-pointers as the Caseys had a total of 10 triples. Rose Caverly scored 13, Katie Rice added 11 and Hayley Moore scored 10 as the Caseys improve to 20-4 and secured a spot in the SCT semifinals. Watch the highlights here: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank. Thanks to Hit Training for supporting our Colts Neck coverage all year long Manasquan 66 Toms River North 38 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Dara Mabrey had 21 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds as the Warriors were able to blow open an 8 point halftime lead to a comfortable win. Faith Masonius and Lola Mullaney had 14 points each for Manasquan who will face #3 RBC in the Shore Conference Semifinals. Watch the highlights of Manasquan’s 22nd win of the season: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
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Rumson-Fair Haven 65 Middletown North 62 – Shore Conference Boys Tournament 2nd Round Ian O’Connor scored 16 of his 21 points in the second half and Devin Cooper delivered the game-winning hoop and foul with 23 seconds left to lead 3rd seeded RFH to a 65-62 win over #14 Middletown North in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. The Lions built a 14 point first half lead thanks to sizzling shooting from beyond the arc. Middletown North made nine three pointers in the opening half and Rob Higgins was tremendous scoring 33 points in a losing effort. But O’Connor led the RFH comeback scoring the five points in the final 30 seconds of the third quarter and scoring a three point play to give RFH a lead early in the 4th. Sky Cherry nearly forced overtime with a half court shot at the buzzer. RFH will face Point Pleasant Boro in the SCT quarterfinals on Sunday in Toms River. Watch the highlights from a thrilling game in Rumson: JSZ can bring you great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch! Ranney 77 Barnegat 44 – Shore Conference Boys Tournament 2nd Round Bryan Antoine scored 24 and Scottie Lewis added 22 points to lead the Panthers to a dominant win over Barnegat and a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinals. Ranney will face Toms River North this Sunday. JSZ has highlights from the Panthers second round win in Tinton Falls: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Barnegat Basketball is made possible by BSR Physical Therapy Steinert 53 Robbinsville 36 -Girls Mercer County Tournament The opening round of a tournament can either be a long day for one team on the losing end or a thrilling upset no one predicted. When fifth seed Steinert and 12th seed Robbinsville faced off in the opening round of the Mercer County Tournament it was the underdog Ravens that led through the first two periods. However, midway through the third the Lady Spartans began to pick it up as Steinert would close out the third with an 11 point lead. In the final quarter, Steinert would return to regular form thanks to Tatiana Dorner who had 12 points as they would bust the lead open to hold on for a 53-36 victory. The Lady Spartans advance to the Quarterfinal round to face fourth seed Notre Dame on 2/17 who were previously ranked in the NJ Top 20. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ! Washington Township 47 Cherry Hill East 37 The Minutemen pull off an upset with a big home win. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has South Jersey basketball highlights:
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Trenton 57 Hopewell Valley 37 With the regular season coming to a close the Colonial Valley Conference is getting set for the upcoming Mercer County Tournament. Trenton came into Friday’s match up against 17-3 conference rival Hopewell Valley needing to win the next two games to obtain their first division title in four years the Tornados took a lead at the end of the first quarter but really turned it on in the second to go ahead by 10 at half time. The lead would eventually rise to 20 thanks to a 15 point effort from Reggie James to help Trenton earn a 57-31 over Hopewell Valley. The Tornadoes will rematch Hightstown who they just took down less than a week ago after falling behind 14 early in that game. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Trenton and Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! Steinert 53 Princeton 42 After upsetting Top 20 ranked Ewing three games Prior Steinert was back at it with another Colonial Valley Conference show down, this time it was against Princeton. The Little Tigers looking to do some upsetting of their own took a 13-7 lead over Steinert at the end of the first quarter. However, after trailing for most of the second the Spartans relied on the three point shot of Natalie Mehl to help give them a 22-17 lead going into half time. In the second half Steinert would begin to find their rhythm and thanks to a 16 point effort from Tatiana Dorner the Spartans were able to come away with a 53-42 victory over Princeton. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Princeton coverage on JSZ!
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Check back throughout the night for more highlights from around NJ Hoops action on JSZ! Hudson Catholic – 65 Lincoln – 29 Hudson Catholic, playing without their star forward Louis King (injury) defended their home court against fellow Jersey City rival Lincoln with a dominant 65-29 win. Jahvon Quinerly pumped in 24 points in just 3 quarters of play, and Ohio State commit Luther Muhammad added 15. The Hawks are now 14-4 on the season. Watch the entertaining highlights from Hudson Catholic vs Lincoln below! Middletown North 80 Middletown South 76 Rob Higgins had 37 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists as the Lions stormed back from a 41-32 halftime deficit to earn a season split with their crosstown rival. Nick Unrath and Ryan Purcell paced the Eagles with 19 apiece. Unrath got Middletown South within one at 71-70 with 1:16 to go, but Higgins made a layup on the ensuing possession and put the game away with seven free throws down the stretch. Middletown North is 8-9, they suffered a five-game losing streak when Higgins was out due to illness, but are hitting their stride as they look to qualify for post-season play. Watch the highlights of the battle of Middletown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by Prown’s Windows & Doors Steinert 64 No. 20 Ewing 60 After a 3 week hiatus off the NJ Top 20 rankings Ewing returned at number 20 following a 6-1 record. Unfortunately the Blue Devils didn’t get to enjoy it long as they were stunned in their first game back since being ranked by now 14-4 Steinert. The Lady Spartans dominated through three quarter of play, leading 51-42 going into the fourth. Ewing began staging a comeback and got within one thanks to star Mya Grime’s 24 point effort. In the end the play of Jayda Bing on defense and at the foul line helped propel Steinert to a 64-60 upset victory in the final minute. Watch the highlights now: Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing and Steinert coverage! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Steinert’s Natalie Mehl takes home Nery’s Game Ball
This week’s South Jersey game ball winner is Natalie Mehl of Steinert HS. Natalie had 21 points (7 3FG), 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals to help lead the Spartans to a 73-40 victory over Robbinsville. Check out her winning poll as well as her performance below: Take Our Poll Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
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St. Benedict’s Prep – 64 Upper Room Christian (NY) – 53 Carlos Lemus was spectacular for Upper Room scoring 24 points, but Lester Quinones and the Gray Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep prevailed with a 64-53 win over the Long Island School. Quinones finished with 22 as St. Benedict’s improved to 19-0 on the season, holding onto their USA Today No. 3 National Ranking. Watch Highlights of St. Benedict’s Prep vs Upper Room below! Allentown 50 Steinert 47 The Colonial Valley Conference saw a great match up Friday night when 11-2 Allentown fresh off a loss to conference favorite Ewing took on 12-3 Steinert who was riding a nine game win streak. The Red Birds led for three quarters thanks to Senior Marin Hartshorn. However, in the fourth Steinert began to pick up their play and even gained the lead with five to go in regulation. The game would be tied with under a minute remaining when Lauren Coiante hit a three with just 30 seconds remaining to seal the victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage! Carteret 70 Bishop Ahr 62 Carteret dominated the first half of this one leading the Spartans 32-20 at half, but in the second half Bishop Ahr fought back. Late in the fourth the Spartans closed in on the Ramblers 56-55, but could not keep up after that. Carteret wins this one 70-62. Leading scorers were Isaiah Daniels-Porter and Malik Austin, both with 17 points. Check out full highlights now:
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Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Check out Last Week’s Winners Below! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saint John Vianney 80 Rumson-Fair Haven 55 Sajada Bonner had a career-high 31 points and the Lady Lancers improved to 4-0 against ranked teams. Tori Hyduke scored 35 in a losing effort for RFH, but SJV was able to jump out to a 23-12 first quarter lead behind 9 points from Sarah Burch and never surrendered the lead. Saint John Vianney, ranked 2nd in the latest state polls, proved they are more than worthy of the ranking. Watch highlights of SJV’s dominant effort on a night they wore pink uniforms for breast cancer awareness: Jersey Sports Zone coverage of Saint John Vianney is brought to you by BCB-Bayshore and Paver Restoration. RFH coverage is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Mater Dei Prep 78 Point Pleasant Beach 63 Kenny Jones scores 21 to lead four Seraphs in double digits as Mater Dei bounced back from its loss to Ranney with a 15 point win at home. Watch JSZ’s Tuesday night hoops highlights from Middletown: Steinert 73 Robbinsville 40 Tuesday’s CVC match up between Steinert and Robbinsville featured an incredible three-point shooting performance from Natalie Mehl who found the net seven times from behind the arc to finish the day with 21 points. It may have been a lopsided victory for the Lady Spartans but Robbinsville had plenty to celebrate as Fiona Aromondo scored her 1,000th career point in the fourth quarter. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor!!! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Robbinsville and Steinert coverage on JSZ! Kingsway 37 Clearview 29 Morgan Robinson scores 13 to lead the Dragons to their 8th win of the season with just one defeat. SNJ Today Mike Frankel has the highlights: Hammonton 51 Cumberland 47 Pat Costa scored 17 points as Hammonton used a fourth quarter rally and timely free throw shooting to beat Cumberland. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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JSZ has a large menu for our Wednesday holiday hoops coverage. We will post game highlights throughout the day Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldawg Classic Rumson-Fair Haven 66 Fort Hamilton (NY) 45 Jack Solano had 24 points including a stretch of four straight three-pointers to lead RFH to a 21 point win over Fort Hamilton out of Brooklyn on a night when the Bulldogs unveiled their 2017 Central Jersey Group 2 state championship banner. Elijah McAllister had 4 points and 8 blocked shots for RFH who are now 3-0 on the season. Watch the highlights from Thursday night in Rumson: Saint Peter’s Prep 44 Barnegat 30 Shayne Simon is known as one of the nation’s best football players. The future Notre Dame linebacker showed his skills on the basketball court as he sparked a Marauders comeback with key offensive rebounds and baskets in the third quarter. Barnegat had a 13-12 halftime lead before Simon scored five straight points to give Saint Peter’s Prep the lead for good. Simon and Dmitri Plexidas had 11 to lead the way for Saint Peter’s who is now 3-1 on the season. Mike Revello had 13 for Barnegat and is now seven points away from 1000 for his career. Watch highlights of a great battle at Rumson-Fair Haven High School: Rotary Roundball Classic in Charleston, South Carolina Linden 79 Northwood Academy 30 Tavon Jones had 19 points and 11 rebounds to set the tone for a dominating effort for the Tigers at the Rotary Roundball Classic at North Charleston High School in South Carolina. Linden advances to the semifinals of their bracket in the event which also features Don Bosco Prep playing in a separate bracket. Don Bosco won its opening round game as well in Charleston. A special thanks to Scott Eisberg of WCIV-TV for giving Jersey fans some southern holiday hoops! Hillsborough Holiday Tournament Hillsborough 59 Hightstown 54 The host team of the 2017 Hillsborough Holiday Tournament, the Raiders, came into today winless. Fortunately, today’s leading scorer Justin Brown and his 20 point contribution changed that. The Raiders got their first win over the Hightstown Rams 59-54 and will play Hunterdon Central in the Tournament final tomorrow evening at 7PM. Check out highlights now: Hunterdon Central 80 West Orange 67 The first matchup in today’s Mid-State Holiday Tournament featured Hunterdon Central and West Orange. Central came in 3-1, while West Orange remained undefeated. However, it was Central’s big day as they handed the Mountaineers their first loss of the season. The star of the game was shooting guard, Sean Oberman, who scored 27 total points, three of which were three pointers. Check out full highlights now, brought to you by JSZ’s Courtney DuPont: Lady Lancer’s 1st Annual Winter Showcase St. John Vianney – 63 Franklin High School – 55 Junior Point Guard Sarah Karpell led the Lancers with 16 points and some great defensive play, as St. John Vianney took down the defending TOC Champions of Franklin at the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Vianney will now play another challenging game against Rutgers Prep on Thursday. Franklin’s Diamond Miller scored 24 in the loss. Watch Full Highlights and post game reaction from SJV vs Franklin below! Rutgers Prep – 70 Rumson Fair-Haven 47 Rutgers Prep is currently the No. 2 ranked team in New Jersey, and the Argonauts proved worthy of that ranking on Wednesday. Leilani Correa led the way with 28 points and 10 rebounds in a dominant 23 point win over RFH. George Washington Bound point guard Tori Hyduke scored a game high 36 for Rumson in the loss. Rutgers Prep will now face St. John Vianney on Thursday in the Lady Lancer’s Winter Showcase. Watch Highlights of Rutgers Prep vs RFH below! Albert E. Martin Buc Classic (Red Bank Regional), Little Silver Colts Neck 79 Shore Regional 29 Danny Gaines had 23 points in just three quarters of work as the Cougars rolled out to a 25-2 first quarter lead and never looked back in the opening round of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Gaines also had some sensational passes as part of his outstanding effort. JSZ captures the Gaines magic in Little Silver: JSZ’s coverage of Colts Neck is brought to you by Hit Training and ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch supports our Shore Regional highlights and features Lakewood 51 Red Bank Regional 39 Drayton Bonapart and Ryan Savoy had 13 to lead a balanced Piners scoring attack as the #2 seed advances to the semifinals of the Albert E. Martin Buc Classic. Lakewood will face #3 Colts Neck in the semifinals on Thursday. Watch the highlights of the Piners win on Wednesday afternoon: JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is brought to you by Ryser’s Landscape Supply and Lakewood Piners coverage on JSZ is brought to you by Michael Inzelbuch Steinert 35 Raritan 34 The first round of the New Egypt High School Holiday Basketball Tournament kicked off with a bang as Raritan and Steinert made for an intense matchup. The Rockets took an early lead but Steinert quickly took over, leading for most of the game. Raritan would rally back in the fourth thanks to Zach Mojica. In the closing seconds, they’d come up short as Steinert walks away with their first win o the year in dramatic fashion. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for the action: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert coverage. Thanks to BCB Bayshore for sponsoring our Raritan coverage! Nottingham- 90 King’s Christian 56 It was another impressive performance from Cliff Joseph and Nottingham in the opening round of the ESCIT Tournament from Trenton Catholic Academy. The Northstars were able to take down King’s Christian 90-56 after struggling in the first quarter. Joseph dominated on all aspects of the game as he gave his team a huge momentum boost in this victory. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor shout out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham coverage!
Watch Thursday 12.21 High School Hoops Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone had camera crews around the state capturing great high school hoops action! Middletown North 67 Ocean 59 Rob Higgins had 20 points in the 4th quarter and 36 for the game reaching the 1,000 career point mark in a Lions road win. Higgins needed 32 to reach the milestone and was able to hit six free throws in the final minute to get reach 1,000. Jack Miller had 16 in the final eight minutes and 28 for the game with teammate Andrew Seager adding 20 in a losing effort. Ocean battled back from a 14 point deficit to get as close as three, but the Lions never relinquished the lead. Watch the highlights and a post-game interview with the Lions 1,000 point scorer: Teaneck – 90 Bergenfield – 73 Aaron Sanchez poured in 27 points on 6 three pointers and senior point guard Ja’Quaye James added 17 for the Highwaymen, as Teaneck High School recorded a big road win over Bergenfield. Teaneck, coming off of back to back state title seasons, has almost an entirely new roster, but the Highwaymen have gotten off to a 3-1 start in 2017. Watch full highlights and post game reaction of Teaneck vs Bergenfield below! Matawan 64 Shore Regional 38 Mike Dunne had 16 points and 10 rebounds and Reggie Tawiah added a dozen as the Huskies bounced back from a tough home loss to RFH with a road win in “A” Central play. Watch the highlights of Matawan’s second win of the season on Thursday night in West Long Branch: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our Shore Regional coverage on Jersey Sports Zone Bridgewater-Raritan 59 Phillipsburg 40 Bridgewater-Raritan’s Teresa Wolak was on fire tonight. With 21 points, her aggressive play dominated the paint and led her team to a 59-40 victory over the Phillipsburg Stateliners improving the Panthers to 2-1. Check out full highlights now: Double Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Total Care Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine, as well as, Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. It is because of these great sponsor that JSZ brings you the best Panther Highlights all year long! Coverage of Phillipsburg HS is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thank you Garnet Booster Club for help JSZ capture great Stateliner highlights year round! Trenton-76 Steinert 70 Fans crowded the gym in Hamilton for a local rivalry showdown between Trenton and Steinert Thursday night. The Spartans came out hot leading by three at the end of the first quarter, but Ji’Ayir Brown for Trenton answered back with a few big scores and the Tornadoes never looked back as they took down Steinert 76-70 in this Colonial Valley Conference match up. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for our Trenton and Steinert coverage on Jersey Sports Zone! Warren Hills 59 Cranford 47 Warren Hills obtained the lead early in this one, and held it throughout despite Cranford’s efforts to close the gap in the 2nd half. It was Alan Freeman’s 3 pointer at the end of the 3rd period that seemed to seal the deal for the Blue Streaks as they defeated the Cougars 59-47. Highlights available now: Glassboro 63 Washington Township 55 Isom Golden drained a shot just inside half-court and the Bulldogs held off Washington Township for a road victory. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the recap from South Jersey:
NJ’s best gather for 2017 JSZ Football Banquet
Jersey Sports Zone brought the top players from the 2017 New Jersey high school football season to the APA Hotel in Woodbridge for our first football banquet. Our All-Zone consisted of top position players from around the state. Our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners were also honored. The night culminated with our Prep Offensive and Defensive Players of the year and the presentation of JSZ’s Zoneman Trophy, awarded to the top player in New Jersey. Freehold Boro’s Ashante Worthy captured the vote from coaches and media around the state following a 4,000 yard combined offensive season with over 60 touchdowns for the Colonials: 2017 Zoneman Trophy Balloting JSZ secured votes from head coaches and media around the state (55 total) to ask their vote for the most outstanding player in New Jersey. 1st place votes get 3 points, 2 points for 2nd and 1 point for 3rd. Here are the results of the top 6 vote getters and our Zoneman Finalist Podium: Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Ashante WorthyFreehold Boro238691 Devin LearyTimber Creek1011860 Naim MayfieldManalapan911453 Iverson ClementRancocas Valley32619 Shayne SimonSaint Peter's Prep23618 Johnny LanganBergen Catholic24216 Zoneman Trophy Balloting Committee Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Alex Lorenzo, Nery Rodriguez, Courtney DuPont, Jay Cook, Bryan DeNovellis, Mike Frankel Statewide Media: Shawn Brown (Rivals), Joe Zedalis (NJ.com), Pat Lanni (NJ.com), Gregg Lerner (News 12 Varsity), Chris Melvin (Asbury Park Press), Phil Anastasia (Philadelphia Inquirer), Mike Kinney (News 12 Varsity), Bob Badders (Shore Sports Network) Coaches: Middletown North, Keansburg, Point Pleasant Boro, Brick Memorial, Red Bank Catholic, Howell, Central Regional, Freehold Boro, Monmouth Regional, Mater Dei Prep, Somerville, Westfield, AL Johnson, Bridgewater-Raritan, Delaware Valley, Warren Hills, Hillsborough, Phillipsburg, Bound Brook, Bernards, Piscataway, Bergen Catholic, DePaul Catholic, Seton Hall Prep, Paramus Catholic, St. Peter’s Prep, St. Mary’s, New Milford, Queen of Peace, Montgomery, Linden, Dwight Morrow, Camden, Palmyra, Florence, Penns Grove, Washington Township, Timber Creek, St. Joe-Hammonton, Lenape Watch our Zoneman Finalist Profiles The JSZ staff went in depth to learn more about the six outstanding players who stood on the JSZ Zoneman Podium JSZ Prep Player of the Year Winners JSZ’s Courtney DuPont presented the Prep Players of the Year with Vanderbilt commit Allan Walters of Peddie getting the offensive honors and top recruit Jayson Oweh of Blair Academy taking home the defensive honors Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year Winners Thanks to everyone who voted all year long on JSZ! JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, Saint Peter’s Prep 2017 JSZ Plays of the Year Winners TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep Meet the 2017 JSZ All-Zone Team We will post individual links to each players highlight reel this weekend on JSZ! QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive Line Matt Busher, North HunterdonJalen Berger, Don Bosco PrepNaseim Brantley, HowellMatt Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleWill Anderson, Delbarton Tarrin Earle, MontclairAidan Bourget, DelseaTyreke Brown, Penns GroveLiam Cabri, DePaul CatholicKhris Banks, DePaul Catholic David Estevez, River DellJimmy Browne, Burlington CityDylan Classi, Bergen CatholicHenry Pearson, Paramus CatholicDaniel Dawkins, Peddie James Fara, Point Pleasant BoroKyle Dobbins, Timber CreekAndrew Perez, Seton Hall PrepMichael Griggs, Red Bank Catholic Taj Harris, PalmyraJoe Green, PhillipsburgJasiah Provillon, IrvingtonAnthony Lord, Holy Spirit Patrick Holly, Hun SchoolJosh Henderson, Hun SchoolDaevon Robinson, ShawneeAnthony Marinelli, DePaul Catholic Maasai Maynor, St. Peter's PrepDehron Holloway, PaulsboroJustin Shorter, South BrunswickNick Russo, St. Joe-Montvale Nick McNerney, Old TappanJuwon Jackson, PiscatawayJosh Szott, Hun SchoolConor Smith, Red Bank Catholic Eddie Morales, HowellPete Lucas, Rumson-Fair HavenTyler Williams, Don Bosco Prep Nick Patti, St. Joe-MontvaleJosh McKenzie, Bergen Catholic George Pearson, Mater Dei PrepIsaiah Pacheco, Vineland Taquan Roberson, DePaul CatholicClayton Scott, Millville Josh Zamot, Holy SpiritTahj Valentine, Morristown-Beard Danny Webb, Montclair Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackReturn SpecialistsKicker/Puinter Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepNihym Anderson, VinelandKevin Brennan, Don Bosco PrepJada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonZach Hoban, Seton Hall Prep Justin Ademilola, St. Peter's PrepJustin Bryant, Bridgewater-RaritanElijah Clark, SayrevilleJoJo Kellum, LenapeAngelo Gugliemelo, St. Joe-Montvle Antonio Alfano, RahwayJohnny Buchanan, Saint John VianneyDeion Jennings, Timber Creek Howard Cross, St. Joe-MontvaleJalahn Dabney, SomervilleZyheir Jones, Lakewood Marcellus Earlington, Don Bosco PrepNick DeNucci, Pope JohnCarlton Lawrence, Millville Tyler Friday, Don Bosco PrepVinny DePalma, DePaul CatholicZamir Mickens, St. Peter's Prep Travon King, Woodrow WilsonJavar Garrett, PeddieJordan Morrison, Steinert Josh Lezin, LakewoodMarcus Hillman, Camden CatholicJarrett Paul, Paramus Catholic Elijah McAllister, Rumson-Fair HavenQuaison Horne, WeequahicEvan Stewart, St. Joe-Montvale Emmett McNamara, Red Bank CatholicJavontae Jean-Baptiste, Bergen Catholic Kaymar Mimes, Long BranchJake Krellin, Middletown South Eli Sloan-El, CamdenWillie Matthews, Montclair Lance Turay, IrvingtonTommy Pearce, Manalapan Jake Vall-Llobera, Westfiled
Watch Steinert 20 Hamilton 19 Thanksgiving 2017
Steinert 20 Hamilton 19- Thanksgiving 2017 Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Steinert and Hamilton West coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Spartans and Hornets sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch JSZ Thanksgiving Highlights Show
Happy Thanksgiving from Jersey Sports Zone. The tradition of rivalry football on Thanksgiving morning continues around the state as JSZ brings you nine games of action: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Middletown South 21 Middletown North 7: Jake Krellin 3 TD runs, Matt Krellin 3 INT’s Easton (PA) 21 Phillipsburg 14: Israel Selassie game-winning 15 yard TD with :40 seconds left in 4th Burlington City 44 Palmyra 6: Jimmy Browne 321 yards, 3 TD’s Steinert 20 Hamilton West 19: Jordan Morrison 18 carries, 117 yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 24 Shore Regional 6: Dan Harby 125 passing yards, 2 TD’s Holmdel 34 Raritan 9: Dean Gallo 18 carries, 164 yards, 3 TD’s Lakewood 26 Toms River South 12: Zyheir Jones 3 TD runs Timber Creek 42 Winslow Township 14: Devin Leary 12-19, 270 yards, 3 TD passes Williamstown 44 Washington Township 7: Devon Banks 170 yards receiving, 2 TD catches In case you missed it on Thanksgiving Eve….. Red Bank Regional 21 Long Branch 20 (OT) Nigel Mitchell had two TD runs including the game-winner in overtime as the Bucs stun the Green Wave in the 95th meeting between the two schools during the Thanksgiving holiday. Makai Mickens had a 21 yard TD run, an interception and a blocked extra point in overtime. Long Branch played from behind the entire game, scoring late in the first half to draw even 7-7 and then scoring with under four minutes to go on a Jermaine Corbett 3 yard TD run to tie the game at 14 and force overtime. The Green Wave got the ball first in OT and La’Qym Morris scored from six yards out, but Mickens was able to block the extra point. It set the stage for Mitchell to cash in from 11 yards out and Chris Maida boot the extra point to seal the upset win. It was sweet redemption for Red Bank Regional who lost two previous overtime games in 2017 including a missed extra point in a heartbreaking loss to Monmouth Regional. Long Branch drops to 8-3 and now puts their focus on a sectional championship game next week with Freehold Boro at Rutgers. Watch the highlights of a great appetizer for JSZ’s Thanksgiving football coverage:
Vote for JSZ Soccer Plays of the Year!
Jersey Sports Zone brought our cameras all over the state and captured amazing plays from boys and girls high school soccer. We have 12 nominees for goal of the year (boys and girls) plus save of the year (boys and girls combined). Our poll will stay open until Wednesday at 3:00 pm. The winners will receive a placque and a visit from JSZ cameras. Thank you again to all the great athletes from around the state for giving us so many incredible highlights! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Steinert girls soccer upsets top seeded Allentown to win MCT
The undefeated Allentown girls soccer team suffered its first loss of the season after falling to Steinert 3-0 in the Mercer County Tournament championship game. Gabby DeLisa hit two goals from deep range to capture the Spartans first county title since 2006. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has all the highlights! Sponsor Shout Out! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Steinert coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Red Birds and Spartans athletics all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Top Performers up for Nery’s Week 6 WJFL Game Ball
Each week, JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez posts ten nominees from outstanding performances in the WJFL. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented during a mid-week practice with his teammates. Take Our Poll Last Week’s Game Ball Winner: Coaches: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Vote for JSZ’s Top Play and Game Ball for Week Zero
Every Sunday, Jersey Sports Zone will look back on the best plays captured by our cameras. We’ll ask you to vote each week for our JSZ Top Play. The poll is open NOW until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of each weekly poll will earn an invite to our JSZ Statewide Football Banquet coming up in December. Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us a great batch of Top Plays from Week Zero: Take Our Poll JSZ Game Balls In addition to our Top Play voting, every Sunday we’ll honor the top performers from the week in high school football and nominate them for a JSZ Game Ball. Next week, we’ll have four different Game Ball nominees from different parts of the state. With a limited Week 0 schedule statewide, here are 10 great performances up for our first Game Ball. Take Our Poll Polls will stay open until Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We will stop by a practice and present a JSZ Game Ball to each week’s winner. Coaches you can always nominate your players for a Game Ball – just email firstname.lastname@example.org before Saturday at 11 pm. Sponsor Shout Out Monmouth Building Center has been responsible for honoring athletes in the Shore Conference over the past three years. We’re grateful to have Monmouth Building Center back to support athletes on the Jersey Shore. We’ll have our first Monmouth Building Center Game Ball poll up next week Watch JSZ’s Football Highlights Shows! Jersey Sports Zone kicked off its high school football coverage with 18 games on Friday and Saturday. Click below to watch our highlights shows with games that featured big plays, clutch moments and great video. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Middle Township hangs on to edge Steinert
Middle Township 32 Steinert 31 Cam Hamer’s quarterback sneak from one yard out with 2:31 to go gave Middle Township an exciting 32-31 win over Steinert on Thursday night. The game was a late scheduled contest after both teams had originally scheduled games against teams that did not field a varsity team in 2017. Steinert rallied from 16-0 down in the second quarter. Josh Lyons made a tremendous juggling 43 yard TD catch on the final play of the first half to cut the Steinert deficit to 24-17 at the half. Jordan Morrison ran for 127 yards and Steinert roared back to take a 31-24 lead, but a safety and the game winning drive by Hamer proved to be the difference. Steinert had a chance to win it as time expired, but a game winning field goal attempt was wide left. Watch the highlights from a fantastic game in South Jersey: Thanks to Mike Frankel and SNJ Today for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone on our high school football coverage from the Atlantic City area. You can watch Mike’s local sports coverage weekdays at 7pm and 11pm on Channel 4 in the South Jersey area. Jersey Sports Zone is supported by great sponsors who support their hometown teams. We’re excited to welcome Princeton Orthopaedic Associates on the JSZ team. Princeton Orthopaedic Associates are sponsoring 24 high schools and letting us capture great moments in all sports throughout the upcoming school year. Jersey Sports Zone’s High School Football Coverage Jersey Sports Zone is excited to cover the entire state of New Jersey with our high definition highlights and features. We will post full highlight shows with Friday and Saturday high school football action. Don’t forget you can download our App for free at the App Store or Google Play and get all of our videos right on your smartphone. On Sunday, we will nominate the top plays captured by our cameras for the JSZ Football Play of the Week and we’ll honor top performers with nominations for our Game Balls. We ask you to cast your vote from Sunday morning through Tuesday afternoon. Our Play of the Week winners will be honored at our statewide football banquet in December. Our Game Ball winners will have JSZ cameras come to practice mid-week to hand out a pigskin in front of the entire team. Coming up on Friday night – highlights from 12 games around the state including: Union City at St. Peter’s Prep, Don Bosco Prep at Byrnes, Bound Brook at Dunellen, Southern Regional at Central, Palumbo at Trenton, St. Augustine at Malvern our Saturday highlights show will have 6 more games of action including: DePaul at Bergen Catholic, Deerfield Park at St. Joe’s-Montvale, Hamilton at Princeton and Ocean Township at Monmouth Regional Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.