New Head Coach, Same End Goal for Jackson Memorial
After 15 seasons of Frank Malta leading the way for Jackson Memorial, the Jags have a new head coach in former hitting coach Pat George. George was with the team last summer for the runner-up finish in the Last Dance World Series. Although Jackson loses significant offensive firepower due to graduation, they have confidence in the young Jags at the plate. Jackson will rely on their pitching duo of Matt Potok and Zach Crotchfelt, who are committed to Coastal Carolina and Auburn respectively. JSZ’s Ken Bradley has the story:
Watch JSZ Girls Wrestling State Finals Highlights!
All roads lead to Phillipsburg in 2021. After a turbulent season, we’ve made it to the NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Finals. Jersey Sports Zone has FULL highlights from the each championship bout from the girls finals at the home of the Stateliners. Stay tuned and enjoy the highlights! 100 Pound Champion: Isabella Santos, Elizabeth 107 […] 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 4.7 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Cherokee 70 Shawnee 0 The Chiefs take care of business against a shorthanded Renegades lineup in a clean sweep of its district rivals. Cherokee racked up the bonus points in the dual as […] 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 4.1 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s the beginning of spring break around New Jersey but grapplers continue to toe the line. We have action from a Delbarton v. Kingsway barn burner, as well as mat-side highlights from the Shore Conference, North and South Jersey! Delbarton 29 Kingsway 24 It was one of the most anticipated duals of the season, and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Tuesday 3.30 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’ve got three more great matches as the dual season rolls on in every part of the state. JSZ brings you highlights from a tough North-South battle between Southern Regional and Phillipsburg, while also checking in on winnings effort from Watchung Hills and St.Peter’s Prep. Watch all the highlights with your JSZ All-Access Pass! Phillipsburg […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 3.26 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s another busy evening on the mat, with sensational scraps all over the state. Check back throughout the night to catch all of the exciting highlights! Delsea 49 Woodstown 17 The Crusaders took down the Wolverines in a battle between undefeated Tri-County Conference teams. Giovanni DeGeorge, Pierce Lightfoot, Blaise Verdino, Jacob Hassett and Alex Zimmerman […] 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 3.25 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s an exciting night on the mat as JSZ brings you three big duals from across the state highlighted by a 600th career win for a NJ wrestling legend and the end of a five year win streak in Shore Conference divisional action. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action! Kittatinny 36 […] 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 3.23 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
JSZ’s team of MMJ’s continues to hit the mats all across the state. Tonight we have highlights from a top 10 showdown, two of the CVC’s best, an NJAC divisional battle and a tussle on the Shore. Enjoy the action! North Hunterdon 32 Phillipsburg 23 A top 10 matchup between two Skyland Conference teams, #4 […] 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 3.20 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
It’s late March Saturday dual wrestling in New Jersey! The first week of high school wrestling is wrapping up and JSZ takes you around the state with some fantastic dual matchups. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action. Brick Memorial 40 Rumson-Fair Haven 37 The Mustangs scored pinfalls in seven of their […] 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 3.19 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
Opening week continues on the mat with great clashes all over the Garden State! Millville 54 Vineland 24 There were only four contested bouts, but the Thunderbolts knocked off the archrival Fighting Clan to open the season. Jaydan Wright and Adrian Baez both pinned for Millville. Joe Nappa and Josh Kichen each won by fall […] 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 3.18 Wrestling Highlights
Our wrestling coverage during the first week of the 2021 season continues with a pair of Shore Conference matches. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to watch the highlights! CBA 54 Freehold Township 13 CBA has seemingly opened the 2021 season on a mission after securing wins in their first two matches of the year. […] 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 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The first week of wrestling rolls along with two great matchups on the mat. Enjoy the highlights! Camden Catholic 54 Shawnee 24 The Non-Public “B” champions from a year ago showed no signs of regression, erasing an early deficit to power past the Renegades. Shawnee led 18-6 after a Jake Hastings second round pin 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.
Watch Tuesday 3.17 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The final leg of the winter season is underway as grapplers all across the Garden State made their way back to the mats. Our team caught one of New Jersey’s best programs in action. Brick Memorial 48 Toms River East 26 Arguably the best public school wrestling program in the state, Brick Memorial started 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.
South Plainfield’s Moshood Adebule wins Central Jersey Week 5 Game Ball
The Tigers capped off a nine-game win streak against Middlesex thanks to the near perfect effort of Moshood Adebule. Moshood scored 26 points while going 13-14 from the field, and he added nine rebounds! He captured over 6,700 votes to win the Central Jersey Week 5 Game Ball. Take Our Poll Watch Adebule’s Game Ball presentation here:
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:
Estime Wins 2020 JSZ Zoneman, Signs with Notre Dame
What a day Friday was for Audric Estime. The St. Joe’s (Mont.) product is at the forefront of the New Jersey high school football world after it was announced Estime won the 2020 Zoneman Trophy, Jersey Sports Zone’s honor for the top player in New Jersey. Moments after accepting the honor, Estime sent shockwaves through the national college football recruiting world by announcing he’s be signing with the University of Notre Dame. Watch JSZ’s full breakdown of Estime’s huge day: Zoneman Breakdown Estime put up unprecedented numbers during the 2020 season. In the eight games St. Joe’s played, Estime delivered 1,838 yards and 22 touchdowns against the top competition in the state. Estime garnered votes from coaches and media in every corner of the state to take home the award. Notre Dame Signing Estime will be making plenty of waves with his announcement Friday to flip from his Michigan State commitment to his signing with Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are one of the top teams in America and Estime will be a jolt of energy to the program.
Vote Now for JSZ Defensive Touchdown of 2020!
Our recap of the 2020 football season continues. Jersey Sports Zone has the best defensive touchdowns from the Garden State this season. The poll is live with the best of the best scores from the defensive side of the ball. Polls will be open until Tuesday, December 15th at noon. Vote for your favorite play and tell a friend to check out the action. Take Our Poll JSZ Post Season Awards Calendar Who had the top play of the 2020 season? Who will win the Zoneman Player of the Year? Who is on our All-Zone team? All the answers to those questions can be found by following along with JSZ as we navigate through the dozens of awards coming down the pipeline in December. Here’s a breakdown of what to expect in the coming weeks. JSZ Football Plays of the Year 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 2020 All-Zone Team Presentation Announcement of JSZ Zoneman Finalists (5 Player of the Year Finalists): Monday, Dec. 7th.JSZ Non-Public All-Zone Offense: Monday, Dec. 14th.JSZ Non-Public All Zone Defense: Tuesday, Dec. 15th.JSZ Public All-Zone Offense: Wednesday, Dec. 16th.JSZ Public All Zone Defense: Thursday, Dec. 17th.Zoneman Finalist Features: Friday, Dec.18th.Zoneman Trophy Announcement (virtual interview) Dec. 18th.
JSZ Camp Countdown: Preseason Football Previews for the 2020 Season
Football teams in New Jersey are currently preparing for the 2020 high school season in a preseason like no other. Jersey Sports Zone’s team of multimedia journalists are back pounding the pavement to cover the state and preview dozens of football programs leading up to Opening Day on Oct. 2. From now until then, our “JSZ Camp Countdown” series will highlight a new team daily in preparation for the season. Stop back in each day for a story on your favorite team, your crosstown rival or a team on the other end of New Jersey. Today’s JSZ Camp Countdown Feature: Timber Creek Major changes took place at Timber Creek this offseason as longtime head coach Rob Hinson joined the coaching staff at Rutgers. Brian Wright takes over for Hinson after eight seasons at Cherry Hill West. Wright now presides over one of the best rosters in the state highlighted by junior DE/WR Jihaad Campbell, and junior quarterback Donovan Leary. The Chargers also added senior running back, Temple-commit Johnny Martin, who transferred from Highland in the offseason. JSZ’s James Mooney has the story: Previous JSZ Camp Countdown Previews Scroll down to find a team’s preview, then click the name to watch! Week 1 8/17: Don Bosco Prep 8/18: Hammonton 8/19: Donovan Catholic 8/20: Ramapo 8/21: Absegami 8/22: Bridgewater-Raritan 8/23: Woodbridge Week 2 8/24: Paramus Catholic 8/25: Washington Township 8/26: Union 8/27: Holmdel 8/28: Seton Hall Prep 8/29: Lenape 8/30: Toms River North Week 3 8/31: Winslow 9/1: Sayreville 9/2: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 9/3: Wall 9/4: Hillside 9/5: Wayne Valley 9/6: St. Augustine Week 4 9/7: Holy Spirit 9/8: Westfield 9/9: Irvington 9/10: West Orange 9/11: Woodrow Wilson 9/12: Williamstown 9/13: Mater Dei Prep Week 5 9/14: Delbarton 9/15: Burlington Township 9/16: Red Bank Catholic 9/17: Pope John 9/18: Ridgewood 9/19: Red Bank Regional 9/20: Shawnee Week 6 9/21: DePaul Catholic 9/22: South Brunswick 9/23: Cedar Creek 9/24: Millville 9/25: St. Peter’s Prep 9/26: Timber Creek
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
North Hunterdon Volleyball Takes North 2, Group 4 Championship
North Hunterdon 2 Westfield 0 | N2G4 Final North Hunterdon (16-2) captured the North 2, Group 4 Title with a dominating 2-0 win over Westfield (14-2). The Lions won both sets 25-12, 25-16 as Junior Tori Kuo had 6 kills and 4 digs while Kyra Hissner finished with four kills, six digs and three aces. […] 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 4.19 JSZ Opening Day Baseball Highlights
After a lost season, baseball is finally back in the Garden State. JSZ begins its coverage with a handful of marquee games. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the highlights! Kingsway 7 Williamstown 1 North Carolina commit Justin Szestowicki homered, drove in three runs, and threw two shutout innings on the mound […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Sunday 4.18 Super Regional Wrestling Coverage
JSZ continues its wall-to-wall weekend wrestling coverage with video highlights from all four Super Regional sites. Sunday saw weight classes 152 through 285 battle at four different sites to earn spots in next weekend’s individual state championships. JSZ brings you team coverage from all four sites with features and highlights. Check back throughout the evening for all of our videos. The top four finishers in each region secured spots in Phillipsburg next weekend. South Region – Cherry Hill East JSZ’s Mike Frankel has highlights and reaction from the afternoon session: 152 pounds 1st -Cooper Pontelandolfo, Kingsway | 2nd – Matt Hoelke, Highland | 3rd – Greg Croce, Paulsboro | 4th – Jake Slotnick, St. Augustine 160 pounds 1st – Dakota Morris, Kingsway | 2nd – Jurius Clark, Camden Catholic | 3rd – Brock Zurawski, St. Augustine | 4th – Shawn Williams, Paulsboro 170 pounds 1st – Jared Schoppe, Delsea | 2nd – DJ DiPietro, Kingsway | 3rd – Alex Marshall, St. Augustine | 4th – Ray Weed, Absegami 182 pounds 1st – Isaac Dean, Shawnee | 2nd – George Rhodes, Absegami | 3rd – Alex Giordano, Camden Catholic | 4th – Michael Gregg, Collingswood JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from the evening session: 195 pounds 1st – Cody Thurston, West Deptford | 2nd – Kevin Pandorf, Kingsway | 3rd – Marcus Hebron, Lower Cape May | 4th – Vincent Ceglie, Lacey Twp. 220 pounds 1st – Mike Misita, Williamstown | 2nd – Shane Whitney, Lower Cape May | Dominic Petracci, Washington Twp. | 4th – Liam Spahn, Deptford 285 pounds 1st – Jeffery Jordan, Audubon | 2nd – Terrance Salami, Holy Cross | 3rd – Jacob Clark, Cinnaminson | 4th – Tino Savaiinaea, Paulsboro Coverage of Delsea is made possible by NJM Insurance. Shawnee and Williamstown coverage is made possible by Cooper University Health Care. Central Region – Hunterdon Central RFH Gets Two More Region Titles For the second straight year, Rumson-Fair Haven has a pair of region champions. Max Brignola (152 pounds) and Jack Kelly (182 pounds) captured Super Region titles in their senior year. Brignola had a 5-0 decision over Shore’s Mike McGhee and Kelly had four first-period pins on Sunday at Hunterdon Central. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RFH contingent that will send four total wrestlers to Phillipsburg: 152 pounds 1st – Max Brignola, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Michael McGhee, Shore | 3rd – Tanner Peake, Hunterdon Central | Paul Jakub, Howell Mays Knocks Off Top Seed 2nd seed Hunter Mays scored 11 points in the first period on the way to a 14-3 win over #1 seed Colton Washleski in the 160 pound final. The Pennsylvania transfer gives Howell a region title and now sets his sights on Phillipsburg. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on one of the best performances of the weekend: 160 pounds 1st – Hunter Mays, Howell | 2nd – Colton Washleski, Hunterdon Central | 3rd – Adam Coleman, Matawan | 4th – Zander Silva, CBA Portella Makes History RBC’s Sabino Portella scored a two point takedown with 10 seconds remaining to earn a 3-1 win over #1 seed Shay Addison. The 3rd seed becomes the Caseys first back to back region champ since 1974. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the super sophomore in Flemington: 170 pounds 1st – Sabino Portella, Red Bank Catholic | 2nd – Shay Addison, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – DJ Henry, Howell 182 pounds 1st – Jack Kelly, Rumson-Fair Haven | 2nd – Brendan Newberry, Wall | 3rd – Josh Beigman, Hopewell Valley | 4th – Jared Tracey, Ocean Twp. 195 pounds 1st – Blake Clayton, St. John Vianney | 2nd – Hunter Skove, Rumson-Fair Haven | 3rd – Gavin Claro, Manalapan | 4th – Brian LaCross, Hopewell Valley 220 pounds 1st – Bryan Bonilla, Hightstown | 2nd – Chimdindu Molokwu, Jackson Liberty | 3rd – Raymond Santiago, Colts Neck | 4th – Nico Cerbo, Middletown North 285 pounds 1st – John O’Donnell, Toms River North | 2nd – David Szuba, Brick Memorial | 3rd – Joseph Teresi, Ocean Township | 4th – Matthew Jannucci, Colts Neck North 1 Region – Mount Olive JSZ’s Jay Cook has coverage, highlights and interviews from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Nate Camiscioli, Bergen Catholic | 2nd – Tyler Pizzi, Pascack Valley | 3rd – Steven Dalling, Kittatinny | 4th – Nicolino Berlingieri, Northern Highlands 160 Pounds 1st – Eric Freeman, Paramus | 2nd – Nicholas Franco, Paramus Catholic | 3rd – Roberto Padilla, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Luke Ciampa, Jefferson 170 Pounds 1st – Michael Dellagatta, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus | 3rd – Justin Onello, Bergen Catholic | 4th – Hunter Perez, Mount Olive 182 Pounds 1st – Brian Soldano, High Point | 2nd – Justin Chrostowski, Butler | 3rd – Jack Farinaro, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Casey Allen, Emerson Boro 195 Pounds 1st – Nick Lodato, Pope John XXIII | 2nd – Alex Kostantas, Pascack Hills | 3rd – AJ Fricchione, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 4th – Darin Donellan, Paramus Catholic 220 Pounds 1st – Michael Toranzo, St. Joe’s (Mont.) | 2nd – Remy Brancato, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Jackson Crawn, Kittatinny | 4th – Jack Stoll, Pope John XXIII 285 Pounds 1st – Max Acciardi, Paramus Catholic | 2nd – Dominick Brogna, Bergen Catholic | 3rd – Robby Chetirkin, Wayne Valley | 4th – Joseph Abill, Clifton Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of both Bergen Catholic and St. Joe’s (Mont.) is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. North 2 Region – Union JSZ’s Ken Bradley has highlights and reaction from the morning session: 152 Pounds 1st – Andrew Troczynski, Delbarton | 2nd – Colę Carroll, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Ówen Disbrow, St. Thomas Aquinas | 4th – Michael Murphy, Westfield 160 Pounds 1st – Blake Bahna, Watchung Hills | 2nd – Louis Cerchio, Delbarton | 3rd – Dylan Weaver, Lyndhurst | 4th – Joshua Palacio, North Bergen 170 Pounds 1st – Colin Calvetti, Delbarton | 2nd – James Holder, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Brett Miller, Bound Brook | 4th – Stratos Kantanas, Livingston 182 Pounds 1st – Zachary Andruchowitz, Bloomfield | 2nd – Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep | 3rd – Alex Uryniak, North Hunterdon | 4th – Nicholas Olivieri, Delbarton 195 Pounds 1st – Jack Wilt, Seton Hall Prep | 2nd – Thomas Renna, South Plainfield | 3rd – Shane Kanterman, Cranford | 4th – Robert Lerner, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 220 Pounds 1st – David Pierson, Phillipsburg | 2nd – Andrew Franklin, North Hunterdon | 3rd – Jarett Pantuso, Warren Hills | 4th – Jacob Leiva, Cliffside Park 285 Pounds 1st – Liam Akers, North Hunterdon | 2nd – Hunter Seubert, Watchung Hills | 3rd – Tyler McCartharn, Warren Hills | 4th – Ricky Perez, North Bergen
Former Giant Jonathan Casillas Hosts Clinic At Alma Mater New Brunswick
Retired two time Super Bowl Champion with the Saints and Patriots and former Giants captain, Jonathan Casillas returned to his alma mater of New Brunswick to host a free linebacker and lineman clinic for high school athletes in the surrounding area. Current college athletes and NFL veterans attended the event to lend their expertise and also brush up on their skills during the offseason. Casillas and company are dedicated to giving back to the community and will host more events through his “Forward Progress” camp this year to help showcase the high level of football talent in the Garden State. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story:
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
Baseball and The Bello’s: Star CF Mike Bello Preps for 2021 Season
Baseball, widely regarded as America’s Pastime, is nearing its return on the New Jersey high school front. Teams across the state are prepping to play meaningful games for the first time in nearly two years. The same preparations are underway up at Pope John, yet its happening with some family flair. Senior Auburn signee Mike Bello is returning to the diamond this spring after batting .488 as a sophomore two seasons ago. Arguably the state’s top position player is getting ready for his last high school season alongside his dad Vin, Pope John’s head coach, and younger brother Dom, a sophomore third basemen. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story of family and baseball from Sparta:
Loaded With Talent, Delbarton Eyes Redemption 2021
After sitting on the shelf for 22 months, Delbarton has their sights set on returning to glory. The Green Wave are the top ranked Garden State team per Inside Lacrosse and US Lacrosse Magazine, who have given the Morristown private school preseason national rankings of No. 9 and No. 23, respectively. A talented midfield loaded with Division 1 talent will lead the way as Delbarton looks to repeat as Morris County champions, Non-Public A champions and will aim to capture a Tournament of Champions trophy. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the preview from Morristown:
CBA Ready to Resume Quest for Shore Top Spot
As we close in on opening day, JSZ previews one of the top teams in the Shore Conference. CBA has a great mix of offense, defense and specialist talent along with an influx of newcomers who are expected to contribute. Watch our preview of the Colts laxers! The CBA boys lacrosse team reached the Shore Conference Tournament finals in 2018 and 2019 falling to Manasquan. Even after a pause due to COVID, the storyline remains the same for coach Dave Santos and his team. The Colts will once again be chasing the Warriors for the top spot in the Shore Conference. CBA has a ton of talent and is looking to end the reign of the Warriors. Led by Villanova commit Dan Martin on offense and Providence signee Noah D’Andrea in goal, the Colts have a reliable FOGO man in Babson’s Jared Lucich and LSM Aidan Quinn (Marist). JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the outlook on the 2021 Colts:
St. John Vianney Volleyball Advances to Semis
St. John Vianney 2 Camden Catholic 0 | Non-Public South A Quarterfinals (1) St. John Vianney (11-2) advanced to the South, Non-Public A Semifinals with a 2-0 win over (9) Camden Catholic (3-3). Mackenzie Bloss with three early aces helped SJV take the first set 25-8. The Lancers would take the second set 25-16 thanks […] 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.
RBR’s Ogden Does it All: 3-Sport Star Makes SportsCenter Top 10
Red Bank Regional’s Gordon Ogden’s “Goalie Goal” made ESPN’s Top 10 and it was only a scrimmage! JSZ talks to the Bucs three sport star who’s anxious to make his high school lacrosse debut next week Red Bank Regional’s Gordon Ogden has been a fixture on JSZ highlights over the last two years in football and ice hockey. But his #1 sport is lacrosse. The Jacksonville University long stick commit spent two years at prep school before returning home to play with his friends. With COVID wiping out the 2020 spring sports season, Ogden will finally officially debut next week for the Bucs lacrosse team but made some noise in a scrimmage against CBA. Playing goalie in the fourth quarter, Ogden made a save and went coast to coast for a wild spinning goal that landed him at #8 on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10. Ogden played three different positions and used three different sticks showing his versatility. JSZ talks with Ogden about his amazing goal and finally getting to play lacrosse in high school: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring a whole new level of exposure to high school athletes in the Garden State. There have now been six JSZ clips that have been featured on SportsCenter’s Top 10. The Ogden “goalie goal” is the latest on the list of JSZ highlights featured on ESPN SportsCenter. JSZ Highlights Featured on ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays Gordon Ogden, Red Bank Regional (Lacrosse) – #8 April 14, 2021 Chris Farinacci, Manasquan (Hockey) – #3 February 21, 2020 Jagger Zrada, Moorestown (Basketball) – #2 March 10, 2019 Michael Balzarotti, Delbarton (Hockey) – #3 February 13, 2019 Hayden Volk/Matt Volk, Colts Neck (Football) – #7 October 31, 2015 Julian Kislin/Max Halvorsen, Freehold Township (Hockey) – #1 January 14, 2015 Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Regional is made possible by Ryser’s Landscape Supply
East Brunswick Volleyball Avoids Early Playoff Exit
East Brunswick 2 Montgomery 1 | CG4 Quarterfinals (2) East Brunswick (13-1) defeated (6) Montgomery (6-10) 2-1 for a comeback victory in the Central, Group 4 Quarterfinal Round. Montgomery would take the first set 25-20, but East Brunswick was able to dominate in the final two sets (25-19, 25-17). Anaya Prince finished with five kills […] 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.
Princz Sprinting for Greatness this Spring
Lauren Princz sprinted onto the scene as a freshman at Egg Harbor Township, winning a state title and a Meet of Champions title. She added two more state titles as a sophomore, before COVID-19 concerns cancelled her junior season. Now the Penn State commit eyes M.O.C. titles in both the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash in her final season on the track for the Eagles. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the feature story:
Seton Hall Prep Aims for Memorable Year
The COVID-19 pandemic, as we all know, cut high school sports out last spring. The lost season meant a talented Seton Hall Prep team didn’t get to challenge for a championship in 2020. But 2021 is here and with the new season comes high rankings and high expectations for the Pirates. The Prep open the year as a consensus Top 25 nationally ranked team, per US Lacrosse Magazine and Inside Lacrosse. Seniors Max Merlinger, Jack Dunleavy and Quinn Moore – along with talented junior attackman Matt Wrede – will do their best to push their team deep into the postseason. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from West Orange: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Seton Hall Prep is brought to you by One on One with Steve Adubato!
Regional Championship Wrestling Previews
The seeds for the NJSIAA Regional Wrestling Championships are now set. JSZ has a comprehensive video breakdown of the top wrestlers in each weight class in all four brackets! So get ready for this weekend’s action by getting to know the Garden State’s top scrappers! North 1 Regional (Region 1 & Region 2) North 2 Regional (Region 3 & Region 4) Central Regional (Region 5 & Region 6) South Regional (Region 7 & Region 8)
Colts Neck Volleyball Open Tournament Play With W
Colts Neck 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 0 Colts Neck (8-3) advanced to the Quarterfinal Round of the NJSIAA Central, Group 3 Tournament with a 2-0 victory over West Windsor-Plainsboro North (1-6). The fourth seed Cougars dominated both sets winning 25-10, 25-15. Mary Huegel finished with 12 kills and 12 digs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has 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.
TOC Champs Mountain Lakes Eyes Postseason Success Again
June 8, 2019 was the last time a high school lacrosse game was played in New Jersey. Mountain Lakes went on an incredible run to win the Tournament of Champions over Delbarton. Fast forward 682 days and a missed 2020 season later, and the Lakers are again aiming to be one of the state’s best. Head coach Tim Flynn, the state’s all-time winningest coach, leads Mountain Lakes for his 42nd season. The Lakers will be powered by Tristan Plotts (39 goals in 2019) along with Thomas Barkauskas, Riley Albregts, Patrick Tate and a wide-ranging group of additional players. JSZ’s Jay Cook previews the reigning TOC champs:
NY Giants Help Bring Girls Football to Shore
Get ready for Shore Conference girls flag football this spring! Middletown South’s Steve Antonucci organized a clinic on Sunday that brought NFL players, a trailblazing coach and the start of a new era in girls sports. JSZ goes Beyond the Score with the birth of flag football for girls athletes in New Jersey Girls flag football is coming to the Shore Conference this May. Middletown South’s Steve Antonucci organized a clinic for eight teams from seven different schools on Sunday in Oakhurst to give high school girls a taste of flag football. Nearly 100 girls ran through drills with area high school coaches and Dr. Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL. Former NFL players Scott Simonson and Jonathan Casillas were also on hand to give support. The New York Giants presented a check for $64,000 to officially launch the Shore’s flag football league. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story on a new frontier in girls high school sports: Shore Conference Girls Flag Football League Teams Middletown South, Middletown North, Middletown Combined, Mater Dei Prep, Shore Regional, Pinelands, Matawan, Holmdel The Shore girls flag football league begins on May 5 and will conclude with pod championship games after seven weeks of play.
West Deptford Heads Inside for Win
West Deptford 46 Clearview 25 The Eagles and the Pioneers were set to wrestling outside on Saturday, but mist in Mullica Hill meant the action shifted indoors. West Deptford fell behind early, before pinning its way back and then cruising against Clearview. A.J. Monahan, Justin Monzo-Hull, David Wright, Jordyn Roane and Cody Thurston all won […] 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.
J.P. Stevens Wins 9th Straight
J.P. Stevens 2 Monroe 0 J.P. Stevens (11-1) picked up their ninth straight win with a 2-0 victory over Monroe (9-3). Outside Hitter Simrin Carlsen with a big afternoon, the John Hopkins Bound Senior averaging 12 kills a game has already passed 132 on the year. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you 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.
Westfield Volleyball Takes Union County Final
Westfield 2 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 1 | Union County Final Westfield (12-1) won their first Union County Title since 2017 with an electric 2-1 comeback victory over Scotch Plains-Fanwood (9-4). The top seeded Blue Devils trailed 25-22 after the first set following a spectacular performance from Adelina Berisha, who would finish with 19 kills. However, Westfield […] 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.
New Royals, Same Expectations for Oak Knoll in Girls Lacrosse
The defending Tournament of Champions winner from 2019 has a new coach and a whole bunch of new faces but Oak Knoll is not only one of the best programs in the state but the entire country. Go Beyond the Score with our preview of the Royals girls lacrosse program Oak Knoll might be a small private school in Summit but they are a giant in girls lacrosse. The 2021 season brings a lot of new faces and a new head coach with Gianna Spinelli stepping up from assistant to take over for Rachel Lasda who is taking over at Ranney. The 2019 Tournament of Champions winner has to replace over 300 goals of offense in 2021 but the Royals have become a Division I factory for girls lacrosse athletes. Colleen Quinn had 34 goals two years ago and the Richmond commit is on the very short list of Royals with varsity experience but talent is not an issue. Six seniors have signed to play college lacrosse and two more will play Ivy League field hockey at Yale. Then there’s three Class of 2022 Division I commits and the sophomores can’t be recruited until September 1st. The Royals are ranked 5th in the Nike/US Lacrosse Magazine National Poll with Moorestown coming in at 13th. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis profiles a new Royals team with the same expectations:
Blake is Back for Haddonfield
An injury plus the pandemic put one of the state’s best girls lacrosse players on the sideline for nearly two years. This spring, Princeton commit McKenzie Blake returns to try to lead Haddonfield to a third straight state championship. Bulldawgs head coach Jessica Blake is grateful to see her daughter back on the field. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story: Coverage of Haddonfield is brought to you by NJM Insurance.
East Brunswick Volleyball Still Strong After Snapped Win Streak
East Brunswick 2 Monroe 0 East Brunswick (11-1) bounced back from a loss to defeat Greater Middlesex Red Division rival Monroe (7-3) 2-0. The Top 20 ranked Bears having their 10 game win streak snapped coming in controlled the first set 25-19 to take a 1-0 lead. They would go ahead by as many as […] 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.
Four-Star Guard Armstrong Makes College Choice
Basketball players in New Jersey’s elite Class of 2022 continue to make waves on the national stage. This time, the headline comes from Jersey City. Mark Armstrong, a four-star combo guard from St. Peter’s Prep, is the latest Garden State product to give a verbal commitment to Villanova University. 2022 four-star Mark Armstrong has committed to Villanova, he tells me. Ranked 40th Nationally per 247Sports. pic.twitter.com/jNp8ogzLZP— Tipton Edits (@TiptonEdits) April 8, 2021 Standing at 6-3 and 165 pounds, Armstrong has been one of the most productive players across the state since his freshman season. The West Orange native averaged 14.2 PPG in 11 contests during a shortened season this past winter. He eclipsed the 1,000 point mark early in the season and has also led the Marauders in scoring in each of the last three seasons. Watch Armstrong’s JSZ Highlight Reel HERE Playing for head coach Alex Mirabel, Armstrong has blossomed into a complete player at St. Peter’s Prep. He’s shown the ability to hit three’s from beyond the arc and slash to the rim with smooth handles and a sweet touch. Armstrong is also active on the defensive end who collects steals and rebounds. Armstrong’s decision to commit to Villanova keeps a pipeline alive from head coach Jay Wright to the Garden State’s elite talent. Former Ranney star Bryan Antoine and former Rutgers Prep standout Trey Patterson are both currently on the roster for the Wildcats, who reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Watch Thursday 4.8 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The road to Phillipsburg continues as we bring you two great matchups from South Jersey. Enjoy the highlights! Lower Cape May 37 Absegami 35 The Caper Tigers erased a 13-point deficit in the final three bouts to pull off an incredible comeback victory over the Braves. Matthew Craig came through in the biggest of ways […] 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.
NJ State Champs to Miss P’Burg for Cadet Nationals
The change in schedule to the NJSIAA wrestling season has created a conflict with a prestigious national event. JSZ talks with Delbarton’s PJ Casale and St. Joe-Montvale’s Jimmy Mullen about the difficult decision to miss the 2021 state tournament at Phillipsburg High School Delbarton’s PJ Casale and St. Joe-Montvale’s Jimmy Mullen stood on top of New Jersey wrestling last March in Atlantic City. Casale won the 220-pound state title and Mullen was the heavyweight champ as a freshman. Both wrestlers are currently ranked #1 in the state heading into regionals but the state finals in Phillipsburg are happening at the same time as the United World Wrestling’s Cadet Nationals in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The NJSIAA shifting wrestling from its traditional winter spot to the newly formed “Season 3” due to the pandemic moved the state finals from March in Atlantic City to April 23-24 at Phillipsburg High School. Casale and Mullen made the difficult choice to opt out of the NJSIAA state tournament for the chance to represent the United States in international competition. The UWW Cadet National champions in freestyle and Greco-Roman will compete internationally at the UWW Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary in July. JSZ talked with the two wrestlers about their decision: JSZ was in Atlantic City last March for Casale and Mullen’s state championship wins. Watch those below and bets of luck to PJ and Jimmy at Cadet Nationals!
Baseball Returns To NJ
Just a year ago the high school baseball season loomed in disappointment as the Covid-19 pandemic cancelled Spring sports entirely. Fast forward 13 months later things seem to be slowly getting back on track as teams are officially hitting the diamond for games in 2021. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the story: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Peddie coverage.
The Champs Are Back! Cranford Baseball Ready for Return to the Diamond
It was a shorter offseason compared to most other years, but the confidence and excitement coming from Cranford is very much through the roof. Cranford – the winners of last summer’s Last Dance World Series – are preparing for the start of a full high school baseball season. The Cougars should open the year as the No. 1 team in New Jersey. The team returns a plethora of weapons who we saw shine in the LDWS. The lineup will include leadoff man Marcus Johnson, Ryan Jaros, Will Gallagher and Luca Limmeria. Joe Carrea and Rob Salvatore are back as well to lead a talented pitching staff. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story:
Back To Back Wins For Hun Baseball To Open Season
Hun 11 Peddie 1 Hun (2-1) picked up a second consecutive road win with an 11-1 victory over Peddie (0-1). University of Kentucky commit Carson Applegate got things started with a lead off single in the first that would see the Raiders take an early 1-0 lead. Applegate would end the day 3-4 with three […] 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 4.6 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
We’re moving closer to the individual tournaments, but this week still features some tremendous team duals around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Washington Township 39 Gateway 21 The Minutemen built a sizeable lead through the middle of their lineup and took care of the Gators in a non-league clash. Blake Basich, Jackson Hoopes and Ethan […] 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.
Wall Volleyball Rally Against RBC
Wall 2 Red Bank 1 Wall (8-1) picked up their sixth straight win with a comeback 2-1 victory over Shore Conference B North rival Red Bank Catholic (5-2). Despite falling 25-18 in the first set, Wall battled back to take the match with 25-13 and 25-23 wins. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Red […] 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 4.5 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The final full week of the regular season begins with some great duals in the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! Delsea 54 West Deptford 10 The Crusaders took their first loss of the season to Paramus Catholic over the weekend, but bounced right back with a convincing win on the road against the Eagles. Matt […] 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 JSZ Girls Region Wrestling Highlights
Spots in Phillipsburg and the individual girls state wrestling finals were on the line at Williamstown and Union. JSZ has highlights of both regions and has a look at the eight wrestlers in each weight class that get the chance to compete for state titles next Saturday. The individual wrestling state tournament is underway. 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.
Immaculate Heart Volleyball Powers Through Wayne Valley
Immaculate Heart 2 Wayne Valley 0 After suffering their first loss of the year, top ranked Immaculate Heart (4-1) bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Wayne Valley (5-2). The Blue Eagles won both sets 25-10, 25-15 behind big outings from Brookelyn Talmadge and Alyssa Lowther. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Wayne: 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.
Paulsboro Completes Comeback vs. West Deptford
Paulsboro 40 West Deptford 33 The Red Raiders trailed by 11 with three matches to go, but pinned their way to a comeback victory over the rival Eagles. Shawn Williams, Tino Savaiinaea, Logan Sichelstiel and Chase Bish all won by fall for Paulsboro (8-0). Mike Amoriello, Jordyn Roane, Marcus Carter, Cody Thurston and Mike Griffith […] 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.
Panzini Power: RBC pitcher ready to show his stuff in front of MLB scouts
Jersey Sports Zone is gearing up for a FULL spring sports season. We visit Red Bank Catholic for the first full day of workouts for the Caseys baseball team, the 2019 Shore Conference Tournament champions. University of Virginia commit Shane Panzini has a high 90’s fastball and is considered a top 100 prospect in the upcoming MLB Amateur Draft. Watch our feature story on the Caseys ace! The last time we saw Shane Panzini on the mound in a Red Bank Catholic uniform, he threw a 1-hit shutout as a sophomore in RBC’s Shore Conference Tournament championship against Manalapan at the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws. With the 2020 season wiped out due to the pandemic, Panzini was still able to develop into one of the best high school pitchers in the country. Panzini has bulked up to 220 pounds and is throwing in the high 90s. The right hander is committed to the University of Virginia but will no doubt have the eyes of pro baseball scouts this spring in Red Bank. Panzini says he’ll wait until after his senior season before he thinks about choosing between UVa and the MLB Amateur Draft. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis talks with the RBC ace about what lies ahead in what should be an exciting New Jersey high school baseball season:
Raritan Volleyball Bounces Back After First Loss
Raritan 2 Colts Neck 1 Just a day after having their seven game win steak snapped, Raritan (8-1) got revenge on Colts Neck (5-2) with a come from behind 2-1 victory. The Rockets fell in the first set 25-15 before winning the last two 25-22 and 25-21. Sarah O’Leary finished with 8 kills while Isabella […] 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.
St. Thomas Aquinas reaches 5-1 team mark on the mat
JSZ brings you Wednesday wrestling from Edison as St. Thomas Aquinas impresses in their dual win against Somerville. Watch all the action now with your JSZ All-Access pass! St. Thomas Aquinas 52 Somerville 15 The Trojans built a 36-0 lead on the way to an impressive dual victory over the Pioneers. Owen Disbrow 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.
Westfield Volleyball Wins Six Straight!
Westfield 2 Union 1 Westfield (8-1) defeated Union (2-7) 2-1 to extend their win streak to six games. The Blue Devils fell behind 25-17 in the first set but took the second and third 25-11 and 25-13. Gianna Mangiamele finished with eight kills and 12 digs. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights from Union: Thank […] 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.
Petty’s Ready for the Spotlight at Mainland
Throwing gas is one thing. Consistently throwing a 100+ mph fastball in high school? That’s elite. Mainland’s Chase Petty has the stuff most pitchers can only dream of. All eyes will be on the Florida commit this season, with MLB scouts watching Petty’s every pitch. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the story:
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.
Spring “Spirit”; Pitchers and Catchers Report
Just like in the big leagues, pitchers and catchers get a head start in New Jersey this season. It’s a new wrinkle in the preseason schedule, as teams get back to practice after the 2020 season was lost to COVID-19 concerns. For Holy Spirit, 2021 marks an opportunity to make a run at a Non-Public B state championship. The Spartans have plenty of top arms to help lead the way, but Spirit isn’t taking anything for granted this season. JSZ’s Mike Frankel checks in with the Spartans in Absecon:
Donovan Leary Commits to Illinois
Timber Creek standout Donovan Leary is one of the Garden State’s top quarterbacks. The junior has already thrown for more than 4,400 yards and 35 touchdowns in his high school career. Leary announced his college decision on Monday, making a verbal commitment to the University of Illinois. After long conversations with my family and coaches….I have decided to commit toTHE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS #famILLy22 pic.twitter.com/GZ2NaxdwCI— Donovan Leary (@D_leary2) March 29, 2021 Watch some of Leary’s highlights for the Chargers here: JSZ went 1-on-1 with Leary before his junior season, as part of our “JSZ A to Z: Top Players We Want to See” series: Coverage of Timber Creek is made possibly by Cooper University Health Care.
NJ Wrestling Goes Outside: Outdoor Duals Part of Unique 2021 Season
In a shortened season, wrestling programs across the state are scheduling dual matches outdoors to make a once in a lifetime opportunity. JSZ takes you to the first ever outdoor match in Monmouth County when Shore Regional hosted Ocean Township There’s no Atlantic City and no team state titles to be crowned in 2021 due to the pandemic. High school wrestling is making the most of a unique season that has just two weeks remaining before regionals. Teams across the state are scheduling outdoor dual matches. Ocean Township scored a 52-24 dual win at Shore Regional on Saturday morning in the first-ever outdoor high school dual meet in Monmouth County. With ideal weather, the Spartans and Blue Devils proved that outdoor wrestling works outside, and athletes and families who had so much taken away during the pandemic have an opportunity to experience something truly unique. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story from the Jersey Shore:
Williamstown Volleyball Hands SJV First Loss
Williamstown 2 St. John Vianney 0 Saturday’s matchup between reigning 2019 Group 4 State Champions Williamstown (6-1) and St. John Vianney (5-1) was a tight battle from start to finish as the South Jersey Girls Volleyball powerhouse defeated the Lancers 2-0. The Braves trailed early in the first set, but fought back to win 25-18. […] 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 3.27 Wrestling Highlights
Saturday was another intense day on the mat! Check back throughout the afternoon to watch all of the action! Haddonfield 54 Highland 21 The Haddons (5-1) had themselves a Saturday pin party, with Daniel Flood, Alex Hurly, Will Bayer, Blaise Hendrix and Ben Siok all winning by fall. Mike Williams and Ta’Kai Knox both pinned […] 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.
East Brunswick Volleyball Blanks Colonia
East Brunswick 2 Colonia 0 In a battle of two of the Greater Middlesex Conference’s best Girls Volleyball teams, East Brunswick (6-0) remained undefeated with a 2-0 win over Colonia (4-2). The Bears won the first set 25-12, but Colonia would make it much closer in the second to trail 19-17 late. However, East Brunswick […] 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.
Kinnelon’s Kayla Vazquez Looks to Make a Name in NJ Girls Wrestling
It’s a good thing Kayla Vazquez doesn’t shy away from challenges, because there’s plenty on the road ahead this season. Vazquez, a freshman at Kinnelon, is the latest girls wrestler in the Garden State looking to put together a state championship run in the wild, pandemic-shortened 2021 New Jersey high school wrestling season. We caught Vazquez capturing an early career milestone on Tuesday – securing her first varsity pin in boys action vs. Hanover Park, and then delivering a pin in a girls exhibition match to close the night. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story of a young, talented wrestler putting in the work each day:
Watch Monday 3.22 JSZ Wrestling Highlights
The week begins with a bang, as JSZ brings you great highlights from all over the state. Enjoy the action! Washington Township 40 Clearview 32 The Minutemen found themselves in a 17-0 hole after three bouts, but battled back for a big win over the Pioneers. Cayden Martin, Dom Petracci, Raffaele Sebastiani and Tyler Lucia […] 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.
West Windsor South Volleyball Remains Undefeated
West Windsor-Plainsboro South 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro North 0 Covid-19 may have pushed back the Girls Volleyball season from Fall to Winter, but West Windsor-Plainsboro South (4-0) picked up right where they left off last year as Mercer County’s most dominant team. The Pirates remain undefeated in 2021 with a 2-0 win over rival West Windosr-Plainsboro […] 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.
Adams Wins 2021 JSZ Ms. Hoop Zone
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 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 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 Watch Highlight Reels of JSZ’s Five Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists
Wagner Wins 2021 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone
The sensational Camden sophomore wins JSZ’s boys basketball player of the year award. Watch JSZ’s feature and see highlight reels from all five of our finalists! 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 Watch Highlight Reels of JSZ’s Five Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Basketball Teams
All this week, JSZ will honor the top players in New Jersey from both girls and boys varsity basketball. Our week long celebration of the 2021 season concludes with the presentation of JSZ’s Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone. Watch highlight videos of every one of our honorees. 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. All this week, we will honor our All-Zone teams starting with the girls on Monday and Tuesday followed by the boys All-Zoners on Wednesday and Thursday. Coming up on Friday, JSZ will announce our 2021 Mr. and Miss Hoop Zone winners. 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: 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:
Meet the 2021 JSZ All-Zone Hockey Team
Jersey Sports Zone honors the top high school hockey players in New Jersey. We have selected the top players in the Garden State – check out all the highlight videos from a great 2021 season. JSZ’s All-Zone Hockey Team It might have been a shortened season, but New Jersey high school hockey delivered plenty of exciting moments and stellar play across the state. Jersey Sports Zone is proud to announce its 2021 All-Zone hockey team honoring the best players in the state. Click on each players name below to watch their highlight reel. GoaliesDefensemanForwardsForwardsPlayer of the Year Mack Alvino, Glen Rock Kareem Al-Azem, Morristown-BeardAntonio Arcaroli, Bergen CatholicMatteo Mancheno, WestfieldConnor Sedlak, Don Bosco Prep - 2021 JSZ POY Ben Kopacki, LakelandDrew Fortescue, Don Bosco PrepMichael Balzarotti, RidgeAram Minnetian, Bergen Catholic Zach McErlain, Gloucester CatholicColin Grable, CBANate Block, Middletown SouthAidan Niceberg, Madison Luke McManus, Morristown-BeardZach Johnson, Gloucester CatholicRyan Bunting, Gloucester CatholicTrip Pendy, Delbarton Lukas Klemm, Don Bosco PrepMitchell Ducalo, RobbinsvilleBrett Pritchard, Rumson-Fair Haven Griffen O'Shaughnessy, Mountain LakesAidan D'Urso, Seton Hall Prep Ryan Rodrigues, Seton Hall Prep Patrick Reilly, CBARyan Fine, Don Bosco PrepBilly Sheridan, Gloucester Catholic Connor Kaczmarek, St. Joe-MetuchenBrady Silverman, Governor Livingston Seth Kaplan, Morristown-BeardMick Thompson, Bergen Catholic Brian Kramer, Governor LivingstonZach Wagnon, CBA Ryan Kulaszewski, St. John VianneyBrendan Waivada, Seton Hall Prep Jason Kwestel, Morris Knolls Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year!
For high school athletes all across New Jersey and beyond, the 2021 winter season was unlike any other. But that doesn’t preclude us from bestowing the our top hockey honor – JSZ’s Hockey Player of the Year. Connor Sedlak Wins JSZ’s 2021 Hockey Player of the Year During a season shrouded in uncertainty, Don Bosco Prep senior Connor Sedlak put together a career year on the ice. Sedlak helped the Ironmen collect double-digit wins and the Gordon Cup championship after a Gordon Conference-best 28 points (18 G, 10 A) for the Ironmen. Sedlak, who also eclipsed 100 career points this season, was selected as the Gordon Conference MVP by the conference’s coaches. Sedlak is the third Don Bosco Prep player to win JSZ’s highest hockey award, following his older brother, Tyler Sedlak, in 2019, and Mickey Burns, in 2018. The Sedlak’s also now become the first siblings to both win a major Jersey Sports Zone end-of-year award. JSZ’s Jay Cook profiles Connor Sedlak after an unforgettable season:
Meet JSZ’s 2021 Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists!
A short 2021 high school basketball season didn’t stop the top players in New Jersey to make a MAJOR impact. Jersey Sports Zone proudly announces our five finalists for our player of the year award. Watch our highlight reels from the best of the best from the Garden State and learn more about JSZ’s post-season coverage which begins next week. Mr. Hoop Zone balloting Voting for the 2021 Mr. Hoop Zone is underway. Numerous coaches from conferences spanning the entire state – along with JSZ’s staff of MMJ’s and other reputable, credentialed media – are casting ballots for the top player. Every ballot has a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place vote with three points awarded for 1st, two for 2nd, and one point for 3rd. The winner will be announced on March 19 and will join a talented collection of players to bring home JSZ’s annual boys basketball honor. In addition, we will present our JSZ All-Zone boys and girls basketball teams featuring 40 players from public and non-public basketball for each team. That coverage begins this Monday. Here are the JSZ Mister Hoop Zone finalists in alphabetical order and their highlight reels. Meet the 2021 JSZ Mr. Hoop Zone Finalists Corey Floyd, Jr. – Roselle Catholic, Junior The first two Mr. Hoop Zone winners (Naz Reid and Kahlil Whitney) are Roselle Catholic Lions and Floyd looks to add to the legacy. Floyd averaged 14.3 points per game to lead RC to a 12-3 record in a shortened season. He erupted for a career-high 30 points in a road win at St. Joe-Metuchen and reached double digits in 11 games. As a sophomore, Floyd Jr. was a major piece to the Lions’ 22-7 team that won the Non-Public B North sectional final a day before the NJSIAA shut down winter sports due to coronavirus concerns. He averaged 11.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 27 games in the 2019-2020 season. Floyd has given a verbal commitment to play for coach Dan Hurley and UConn choosing the Huskies over offers from Rutgers, Providence, Florida, Auburn, Wake Forest and Miami. Check out the dynamic reel from Corey’s junior season: Samson Johnson – The Patrick School, Senior As the Patrick School makes the shift from the NJSIAA to the Prep ranks, Samson Johnson is part of the JSZ Mister Hoop Zone podium due to the Celtics playing their traditional schedule against great teams across the state. The lone senior among our five finalists, Johnson averaged 15 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for coach Chris Chavannes. The Celtics went 13-1 in 2021 and Johnson shined in big time matchups highlighted by a 19 point, 14 rebound, 6 assist effort against Montclair Immaculate and a 15 point, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Johnson continues the New Jersey pipeline to Storrs where he’ll play for Dan Hurley and the UConn Huskies. Watch Johnson’s throw downs and all around complete game in his senior year highlight reel: Will Richardson, Bergen Catholic, Junior The four-star junior prospect saw his team shut down by COVID but still shined with 18.8 points per game in nine games. Richardson had 18 points in the Crusaders biggest win of 2021, a 60-53 victory against the Patrick School. He currently holds 12 offers including Vanderbilt, Seton Hall, St. John’s, Penn State, TCU and Saint Louis. The top-100 national prospect is more than comfortable on the big stage and his JSZ junior year highlight reel proves it. Ben Roy, Manasquan, Junior The two-time Shore Conference player of the year has seen his recruiting stock rise dramatically. Manasquan won back to back Shore Conference championships and the Warriors have emerged as a top-5 team in 2020 and 2021 despite COVID shutting down and shortening those seasons. Roy is an elite playmaker who has guided Manasquan to a 43-1 record over the last two seasons. What’s even more impressive is the out of conference wins: Don Bosco Prep, Montclair Immaculate, Trenton Catholic and Life Center. Averaging 24 points a game with great three-point shooting range and dynamic drives to the bucket, Roy’s biggest play of his junior season was a pass to Andrew Solomon in overtime to give the Warriors a 58-56 win. Watch JSZ’s highlight reel of Ben Roy’s sensational junior campaign: DJ Wagner, Camden, Sophomore The #1 ranked player in America for the class of 2023 continues his amazing high school career. Wagner averaged 22 points on the way to a perfect 13-0 record. In the midst of all the hype, Wagner continues to develop his game and improve. With two more years of high school basketball for The High, Wagner is going to be one of the most watched players in the nation. JSZ has the exciting highlight reel from the highly recruited phenom:
JSZ’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Announced!
It’s time! Despite a global pandemic and a significantly shortened season, New Jersey high school girls basketball fans were still treated to incredible performances and top-notch talent across the board in 2021. Throughout the year, we saw New Jersey’s best shine on the hardwood in a season unlike any other. That brings us here – the end of the road – where the very best of the Garden State’s top talent are recognized as JSZ’s 2021 Miss Hoop Zone Player of the Year finalists. The Miss Hoop Zone balloting Voting for the 2021 Miss Hoop Zone is underway. Numerous coaches from conferences spanning the entire state – along with JSZ’s staff of MMJ’s and other reputable, credentialed media – are casting ballots for the top player. Every ballot has a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place vote with three points awarded for 1st, two for 2nd and one point for 3rd. The winner will be announced on March 19 and will join a talented collection of players to bring home JSZ’s annual girls basketball honor. So, here are the finalists, listed in alphabetical order! Meet the 2021 JSZ Miss Hoop Zone Finalists Destiny Adams, Manchester, Senior What’s left to say about Destiny Adams that already hasn’t been said? The 6-3 Manchester product is a skilled technician in the paint, has handles like a guard and is a competitor like no other. It’s a shame New Jersey high school basketball fans weren’t able to see Adams suit up for the full compliment of 30-plus games in 2021, because she was on pace to score 900 points in her senior season. Yes, you read that right. Adams was a walking, living, breathing double-double who averaged 30 points and 18.7 rebounds per game this season, helping lead the Hawks to a 10-5 record in the uber-competitive ranks of the Shore Conference. Destiny, a North Caroline signee, was New Jersey’s lone selection to the 2021 McDonald’s All-American Game, following in the footsteps of previous Miss Hoop Zone winners Diamond Miller (2019) and Kylee Watson (2020). Zoe Brooks, Trenton Catholic, Sophomore You could tell Zoe Brooks was on a mission in her sophomore season with Trenton Catholic. Following the news that TCA would close at the end of the 2021 scholastic year, Brooks propelled the Iron Mikes to one of the dominant and impressive seasons in program history. Only a sophomore, Brooks led Trenton Catholic in scoring for the second consecutive season after putting up 290 points (19.3 points per game) on the hardwood. Her all-around game as a point guard shined in various other departments, too, where her 68 assists and 58 steals were both team highs. Trenton Catholic impressed weekly and went 14-1 over a shortened season. Anyone who saw them play knew Zoe Brooks was the captain of the ship. Katie Hill, St. John Vianney, Senior Her stats might not jump off the page, but go ahead and watch the highlight reel below to see why Katie Hill deserves to be a JSZ Miss Hoop Zone finalist. The Richmond commit clearly came into 2021 as an ascending player, and throughout the season, continued to get better and better. Hill averaged 12.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game on the best team in New Jersey, yet arguably her biggest asset was the vital senior leadership she provided to a team that also finished among the best in America. Katie Hill is a winner, through and through, and her legacy at SJV will be as such. Madison St. Rose, St. John Vianney, Junior What didn’t Princeton commit Madison St. Rose accomplish in 2021? That list is incredibly short. The St. John Vianney star truly shined on a nightly basis for the Lancers, a team that was no doubt No. 1 in New Jersey when it was all said and done. St. Rose, a seriously proficient scorer, stuffed the box scores as SJV ransacked their competition all year. Let’s not forget that the Lancers did play the absolute toughest schedule in New Jersey. Notable wins came over Rumson-Fair Haven (twice), Red Bank Catholic (twice), Manasquan, Saddle River Day, Paul VI and Trenton Catholic. In each of those games, St. Rose was the best player on the floor. She averaged a team-best 19.4 points per game and also eclipsed the 1,000 point mark March 2. The sky is the limit for Madison St. Rose. Alexa Therien, Cherokee, Senior Alexa Therien is an absolute winner, plain and simple. Cherokee experienced some of the best basketball in school history when Therien was on the court, evidenced by a 92-11 career record in her four years with the Chiefs. In 2021, Therien was the best player on one of the best teams in South Jersey who averaged a team-best 16 points per game on a 12-2 squad. Alexa is youngest daughter of longtime Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Therien, and is the last Therien sister to suit up for the Cherokee Chiefs. She’ll be bringing her talents to New England where she’s signed to play at Boston University.
Vote for the 2021 JSZ Hockey Goal and Save of the Year!
The cups have been handed out, and now it’s time to vote on the top JSZ hockey moments of 2021! We have polls up for Goal of the Year (second half of the season) and Save of the Year (entire season). Vote as often as you’d like, before our polls close at 3pm on Sunday. Take Our Poll In case you missed it, check out our Top Goals from the first half of the season below. The players were honored virtually by the New Jersey Devils! Take Our Poll
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
Princeton Lands Bruising RB Ryan Butler
He’s tough, physical and cerebral. And now he’s headed to the Ivy League. Ryan Butler, Bergen Catholic’s talented thunder-and-lightning tailback, announced Sunday night he’s keeping his talents in-state and is committed to Princeton University. 100% Committed to the Admissions Process at the #1 University in the Country. #GOTIGERS @PrincetonFTBL @CoachBobSurace @CoachMWillis @CoachCuevas78 @BrianDohn247 @RivalsFriedman @Rivals_Singer @BergenCathFBall pic.twitter.com/yRn4AfrQSE— Ryan Butler ➈ (@ryan24butler) March 8, 2021 Butler, a JSZ All-Zone selection in 2020, was one of New Jersey’s top dual-threat players this past fall. He led Bergen Catholic in rushing with 854 yards and 10 touchdowns and also was the team’s top receiving target with 295 yards and three more touchdown receptions. Watch Butler’s JSZ Junior Year Highlight Reel! With the graduation of JSZ Player of the Year Audric Estime, Butler figures to be one of the top returning running backs in the state when the 2021 season comes around. His blend of IQ, size and speed fit well into a Crusaders offense that’s also led by recent Notre Dame commit and QB Steve Angeli. He led Bergen Catholic in all-purpose yards in 2020 while powering the Crusaders to a 5-1 record in the SFC’s United Red Division. Princeton has done a great job of recruiting talented in-state players in recent years. Fellow JSZ All-Zone RB John Volker, a Rumson-Fair Haven product, is a senior and is also committed to the Tigers. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics.
Manasquan endures COVID heartache to finish with perfect season
Andrew Solomon’s game-winning layup with 1.4 seconds in overtime was the fitting end to Manasquan’s 12-0 season. COVID affected the Warriors unlike any other basketball program. JSZ goes beyond the score to tell the inspirational story of a team that came together in the face of adversity. The Manasquan boys basketball team faced all sorts of adversity on the court during their perfect 12-0 season in 2021 but it pales in comparison to what the Warriors had to deal with away from the hardwood. Following the Warriors opening game win against Saint Rose, the boys basketball team was shut down due to COVID. During that time, head coach Andrew Bilodeau tested positive for coronavirus and on Feb. 9 the father of Andrew and Matt Solomon passed away due to COVID. Less than a week later, the brothers took to the court with their teammates and continued their shortened season. Bilodeau returned to the team as well but was forced to miss ‘Squan’s final seven games due to health concerns effected by COVID. With Marlboro and Manasquan tied at 56 in the Shore Conference final in overtime, Ben Roy dished to an open Andrew Solomon for the game winning layup in a 58-56 win. The Warriors made the most of their 12-game season scoring wins over Non-Public ranked teams Montclair Immaculate, Don Bosco Prep, Trenton Catholic along with Prep School Life Center Academy. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the story of how Manasquan came together during a season that was one of the most difficult for high school athletes to endure. To watch JSZ’s extended highlights and post-game reaction of Manasquan’s 58-56 OT win over Marlboro in the SCT final, click here and watch it all with your JSZ All-Access Pass
Ridge wraps up 2021 hockey season with Skyland Cup
The 2021 New Jersey high school hockey comes to a close with the final Cup title game. JSZ has the highlights of Ridge’s win over Hunterdon Central for the Skyland Cup. Get your All-Access pass to watch the final game of the year! Ridge 3 Hunterdon Central 1 | Skyland Cup Final Matt Balzarotti had […] 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 3.6 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final day of the 2021 season is here, and JSZ has highlights from great games all around the Garden State. Thanks for watching all season long! Roselle Catholic 64 Bergen Catholic 58 (OT) | Boys The only thing missing from this duel between top five teams in New Jersey was a Tournament of Champions […] 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.
Woodrow Wilson’s Acrey Wins Week 5 Game Ball
Jamire Acrey was the hero for Woodrow Wilson on February 25th against Haddonfield. The junior scored 23 points and hit the game-winner at the buzzer to give the Tigers the win over the Bulldogs. After receiving over 2,100 votes, Acrey now takes home the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Game Ball. Another view of 49-48 buzzer beater over Haddonfield! 🏀. Tiger Pride @kminnicksports @JFriedman57 @sojerseysports @pgreat81 pic.twitter.com/bLZOdwkmJw— Will Hickson (@WilsonTigerAD) February 26, 2021 Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are sponsored by NJM Insurance. Stay tuned for baseball and softball Game Ball voting this spring!
Watch Friday 3.5 JSZ Basketball Championship Highlights
There was plenty of hardware to be handed on the final Friday of the 2021 basketball season, and our cameras were all over the state to bring you the action. Stay tuned all night has the highlights roll in! Manasquan 58 Marlboro 56 (OT) | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Pod “A” Final Andrew Solomon […] 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 3.5 JSZ Hockey Cup Championship Highlights
JSZ closes out the 2021 hockey season with a pair of cup finals – one in Mercer County and the other in Morris County. Enjoy the highlights! Robbinsville 5 Notre Dame 4 | CVC Final Robbinsville (9-2-1) defeated Notre Dame (6-1-1) 5-4 to capture the 2021 CVC Tournament Championship. A tight back and forth battle […] 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.
Millville’s LeQuint Allen Commits to Syracuse
LeQuint Allen did it all for the Thunderbolts during his junior campaign in Millville. On defense, Allen finished with three interceptions, six sacks, and more than 80 tackles. On offense, Allen scored ten touchdowns, rushed for nearly 700 yards, and added almost 300 yards receiving. Allen announced his college decision on Friday evening, verbally committing to Syracuse University. Part 1 @OBGFootball @TBoltAthletics The commitment 🗣 pic.twitter.com/yH2TG4zq3p— LeQuint Allen Jr (@JrLequint) March 5, 2021 THE COMMITMENT Part 2 @TBoltAthletics @OBGFootball pic.twitter.com/XpyoWSrRTN— LeQuint Allen Jr (@JrLequint) March 5, 2021 Check out Allen’s JSZ junior year highlight reel here:
Burlington Township’s Jaylyn James Wins Week 5 Game Ball
Jaylyn James has proven that she can score from just about anywhere on the court. That was on full display as the senior scored 21 points to lead the Falcons to an upset victory over Cinniminson on February 26th. James also became the sixth player program history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. Now she takes home the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Game Ball after receiving over 9,400 votes. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are sponsored by NJM Insurance. Stay tuned for baseball and softball Game Ball voting this spring!
Star QB Steve Angeli Announces Future College Home
The world of college football recruiting couldn’t be any more hectic than it is right now in 2021, but that doesn’t preclude the country’s top prospects from finding their future homes. That’s exactly what happened Thursday night when Bergen Catholic quarterback Steve Angeli took to social media and made waves on the national recruitment front by announcing his verbal commitment to the University of Notre Dame. God, Country, Notre Dame…☘️ 100% C O M M I T T E D ☘️ #GoIrish ☘️#IrishRising22 ☘️ @NDFootball @CoachBrianKelly @T_Rees11 @bccoachvito @BergenCathFBall @EQBcoach @Hayesfawcett3 pic.twitter.com/R7N5Urf4Xg— Steve Angeli (@SteveAngeli_125) March 5, 2021 Angeli, a four-star rated quarterback prospect, is the first major recruit in New Jersey’s talented crop of 2022 passers to make a verbal commitment. In his first full season as a varsity starter, Angeli completed 59 percent of his passes for 945 yards and threw six touchdowns to only two interceptions. He was selected to JSZ’s All-Zone team after his breakout season. Angeli’s work came in the Super Football Conference’s United Red Division – widely hailed as one of the toughest high school football divisions in the entire country. There were no championships awarded in 2020, but Bergen Catholic finished the year at 5-1 and was recognized among the top teams statewide when the season closed. Watch Angeli’s JSZ Junior Year Highlight Reel! Standing at 6-3 and 215 pounds, Angeli has been described as a prototypical quarterback – in both stature and ability – by Bergen Catholic head coach Vito Campanile, a former quarterback. Angeli’s decision to head to South Bend is the latest reminder that Notre Dame still has an incredible foothold when recruiting elite New Jersey talent. In December, the Fighting Irish swooped in at the last minute and signed St. Joe’s (Mont.) RB and JSZ Zoneman Player of the Year Audric Estime. Former JSZ All-Zoners currently on Notre Dame’s roster include DB Clarence Lewis, TE Kevin Bauman, LB Shayne Simon and defensive lineman twins Jayson and Justin Ademilola. Angeli’s best football is ahead of him as New Jersey is set to welcome back a full season and state championships for 2021-2022 season. The Westfield, NJ native will be among the state’s best players suiting up next fall. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Bergen Catholic is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Visit JerseySportsZone.com for all the latest news and highlights on New Jersey athletes.
Watch Thursday 3.4 JSZ Hockey Cup Championship Highlights
It’s championship Thursday on the ice and JSZ brings you highlights from five Cup championship games at Codey Arena in Essex County and Mennen Arena in Morristown. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch all the action! Don Bosco Prep 5 Gloucester Catholic 0 | Gordon Cup Championship Don Bosco Prep hushed the doubters and […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Thursday 3.4 JSZ Basketball Highlights
JSZ continues to highlight as many teams and players as possible as the season winds down. Check back throughout the night to watch all of the action! Mainland 57 Cedar Creek 23 | Girls The future is certainly bright in Linwood, as a young Mustangs team handled Cedar Creek to collect its 11th win of […] 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.
WCA’s Papazoglou Wins Week 3 Game Ball
After a lengthy pause, the Wildwood Catholic Academy girls basketball team is back on the practice court this week. JSZ was finally able to deliver an NJM Insurance South Jersey Game Ball to our Week 3 winner, Marianna Papazoglou. The Penn commit scored 21 points vs. Mainland and received more than 12,600 votes to win the Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are sponsored by NJM Insurance. Stay tuned for baseball and softball Game Ball voting this spring!
Watch Wednesday 3.3 JSZ Basketball Highlights
As the 2021 season winds down, JSZ has highlights from numerous conference playoff games from all over the state. Subscribe with the JSZ All-Access Pass to enjoy all our coverage from Wednesday night! Manasquan 45 CBA 35 | Boys | Shore Conference Tournament Pod “A” Semifinal Manasquan officially punched their ticket back to the Shore […] 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.
Morris Knolls Hockey Advances to Mennen Cup Final
Morris Knolls 4 Randolph 1 | Mennen Cup Semifinals Reigning Public A state champion Morris Knolls (5-5) defeated Randolph (2-3-1) 4-1 to advance to the Mennen Cup final. The Golden Eagles took a commanding 3-1 lead after the first period and would control the tempo for most of the matchup. Andrew Ryan finished 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.
Watch Tuesday 3.2 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The final week of the season features conference tournament action, plus big showdowns around the state. Enjoy the highlights! Paul VI 81 Don Bosco 69 | Boys NJIT commit Wisler Sanon hit his first eight three-point attempts, en route to a game-high 30 points as the Eagles soared past the Ironmen. Jalen Boyd-Savage and Jaden […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Gloucester Catholic Advances to Gordon Cup Final
Gloucester Catholic 4 Seton Hall Prep 1 | Gordon Cup Semifinal For the first time in program history, Gloucester Catholic is heading to the Gordon Cup final. The Rams knocked off the Pirates in the semifinal round thanks to goals from Dylan Koski, Ryder Wicken and Jake Grace. Grace also added an empty net goal […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch 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.
Florence’s Harris Wins Week 4 Game Ball
Rasheem Harris has been pumping in the points for Florence this season, and that trend continued against Pemberton. Harris scored 27 points against the Hornets to lead the Flashes to victory. He received over 12,400 votes to earn the NJM Insurance JSZ South Jersey Week 4 Game Ball. Take Our Poll South Jersey Game Balls are made possible by NJM Insurance. Thanks for the nominations and the votes this season. We’ll have baseball/softball game balls coming up this spring!
Final Week of JSZ Game Balls! Get Those Votes in Now!
The 2021 high school basketball season still has one week remaining but this is JSZ’s final weekly game ball poll of the basketball season. 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: email@example.com (South Jersey nominations) Jay Cook: firstname.lastname@example.org (North Jersey nominations) Nery Rodriguez: email@example.com (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 Ball poll is presented to you by NJM Insurance. Central Jersey Game Polls 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 Saturday 2.27 JSZ Basketball Highlights
The action around the state picks up with the penultimate weekend of high school basketball. JSZ’s Saturday highlights included buzzer-beaters, McDonald’s All-Americans and much more. Enjoy! Camden 78 Lenape 56 | Boys The High moved another step closer to a perfect season, handling the Indians in an Olympic Conference clash. Devin Benson paced the Panthers […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Watch Friday 2.26 JSZ Basketball Highlights
There was plenty of action on the hardwood on Friday night, and as usual JSZ had cameras all over the Garden State. Enjoy the highlights! St. John Vianney 62 Trenton Catholic 55 | Girls One of the most anticipated matchups of the year did not disappoint as St. John Vianney (11-0) defeated Trenton Catholic (9-1) […] 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.
Watch Thursday 2.25 JSZ Hockey Highlights
The Gordon Cup is underway while the public schools gear up for their Cup tournaments next week. JSZ has a pair of outstanding matchups on the ice! (3) Don Bosco Prep 4 (6) Delbarton 1 | Gordon Cup Quarterfinal Don Bosco was missing three of their top players Thursday night but didn’t miss a single […] 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 2.25 JSZ Basketball Highlights
With just a over a week left in the season, our crew has highlights from top games all over the state. West Morris 83 Randolph 56 | Boys West Morris (11-0) remains undefeated following a dominating 83-56 win over Randolph (2-2). The Wolfpack led 38-15 at halftime thanks to a big first half from Ethan […] 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.