Three NJ teams to play at Phillies Citizens Bank Park
The Philadelphia Phillies Carpenter Cup features 16 high school baseball all-star teams from New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware. The first two rounds are played in downtown Philadelphia’s FDR Park. Monday’s quarterfinals saw three New Jersey teams reach the semifinals and the chance to play this Friday at Citizens Bank Park, the home of the Philadelphia Phillies. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from a thrilling South Jersey quarterfinal that saw Olympic-Colonial rally from eight runs down to reach the semifinals: Carpenter Cup Semifinals – Friday at Citizens Bank Park Delaware North vs. Olympic-Colonial, 9:30 am Burlington County vs. Jersey Shore, 1:00 pm Championship game – Saturday at 10:00 am
Seaside Heights Hosts the 8th Annual Soccer Sand Storm Tournament!
After a school year of hard work and dedication, what kid wouldn’t want to enjoy a soccer tournament on the beach? Susan Duarte and Colleen Meola founded the Sand Soccer Storm Tournament 8 years ago, and since then the event has exploded. 200 soccer teams meet at Seaside Heights to battle it out on the sand! Check out more about this event now: For more info about the Soccer Stand Storm Tournament: http://www.sandsoccerstorm.com
Playoff atmosphere for 2018 Bergen County All-Star Game!
North All-Stars 21 South All-Stars 7 – 22nd Annual Bergen County All-Star Game Usually football All-Star games are a chance for players to reconnect with teammates, rivals and coaches one last time. However, if you were in the crowd for the 2018 Bergen County North/ South All-Star game, you would have thought it counted toward a team reaching the State Final. North having dominated the contest in the last few years got off to a hot start with a blocked punt that would lead to a 1 yard touchdown run from Dom Patania to put them ahead 7-0. In the second North Struck again with a 38 yard rushing TD from Paramus Catholic standout Christian Bryd to lead 14-0. South countered with a score of their own to make it a one possession game, but North with a clutch touchdown from Westwood’s Joe Kramer and a fumble recovery from Joe Mosca would hold on for a thrilling victory. Kramer and Mosca were named MVP’s of the game for their clutch performances. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
JSZ Game Ball Tour makes final stop to Morris Catholic
With the 2017-18 sports season over, JSZ wraps up our Game Ball tour with a stop to Morris Catholic High School. Thanks to coach Nick DeGenarro and Grace Stairiker for making time for one more Game Ball presentation: Take Our Poll A special thanks to everyone who voted all year long around the state for our JSZ Game Balls. We’ve enjoyed honoring athletes from baseball, softball, boys basketball, girls basketball and football!
The 6th Annual Basilone Bowl a Complete Success!
Don’t know what the Basilone Bowl is? Check out the video below for details concerning how this all-star game started, and what it represents! Leathernecks 21 Devil Dogs 3 – Tyler Boatwright of Hillsborough named MVP Teams: LEATHERNECKS 1-Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook, OL/DL 2-Reese Clark, Montgomery, FS 3-Nigel Wilson, Bound Brook, TE 2-Steven Garcia, Manville, RB/OLB 4-Noah Quick, Hillsborough, SS 5-Charles Amankwaa, Hillsborough, DB/RB 6-Matt Moore, Hillsborough, QB 6-Marcus Burnside, Somerville, WR/DB 7-Jared Pershyn, Delaware Valley, OLB 9-Isaiah Black, Hillsborough, LB/S 9-Nick Firth, Manville, P/RB 10-Shane Demeter, Manville, FS 11-Justin Brown, Hillsborough, WR/S 11-Joey Beljan, Delaware Valley, OLB/TE 13-Joseph LePoidevin, Bound Brook, WR 16-Ryan Gogerty, Ridge, DB/WR 17-Kyle Kuminski, Montgomery. SS/WR 20-Dylan Whitenight, Manville, TE/LB 22-Tyler Boatwright, Hillsborough, RB 29-R.J. Milligan, Ridge, RB 43-Will Keller, Montgomery, CB 44-Christian Boyle, Montgomery, TE 45-JR Metallo, Hillsborough, LB/P/K 45-Matt Roglaki, Manville, TE/DE 50-Louis Hector, Bound Brook, OL/NG 52-Kevin Park, Ridge, OL 52-Hamza Akel, Somerville, DL 55-Alex Gonzales, Manville, OL/DT 55-Kyle Frauenheim, Bound Brook, DE/OL 59-Ryan Hrabinski, Somerville, LB 60-Tore Lomardino, Manville, OL 61-Matt Giordano, Ridge, OL 64-Mike DeSarno, Somerville, OL/LS 66-Hunter Norz, Manville, OL 67-Dempsey Shovlin, Montgomery, C 70-Michael Tyle, Manville, DL/OL 71-Ryan Cocuzzo, Montgomery, OL 75-Owen Booker, Somerville, OL 77-Chandler Turner, Montgomery, K 77-Jake Bentz, Manville, OL 78-Chris Breault, Ridge, OL 78-Ryan Wheaton, Hillsborough, DT/OL DEVIL DOGS 2-Clay Fields, Franklin, R/DB 2-Zahveae Thorne, Watchung Hills, RB/WR/CB 3-Brandon Wynn, North Plainfield, LB 4-Shahkyle Matthews, Immaculata, WR/DB 4-Jeff Poggi, Watchung Hills, TE/LB 4-Channing Russell, Pingry, WR 6-Brandon Myers, Franklin, DL 6-Ryan Loften, Immaculata, RB/K 7-Tykey Reinberry, Franklin, WR/DB 9-Chike Nwankwo, Bridgewater-Raritan, LB 10-Lofton Hoover, Bernards, QB.WR 12-Brian Puccio, Watchung Hills, K/P 14-Avery Rosenzweig, Bernards, WR 16-Mike Miller, Watchung Hills, DL 17-CJ Hall, Bridgewater-Raritan, DB/OLB 21-Obi Nnaeto, Pingry, RB 22-Frank McGuire, Immaculata, TE/LB/DE 24-Drew Booher, Bernards, DB 26-Rey Fowler, North Plainfield, DB 31-Clyde Leef, Pingry, LS 33-Lawrence Nice, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE 43-Declan McParland, Bernards, DL 44-Jammille Holmes, Franklin, LB 50-Clatyon Bush, Watchung Hills, OL/DL 51-A.J. Weaver, Pingry, C/DL 51-Nick Celli, Bridgewater-Raritan, DE/OL 52-Dan McNulty, Immaculata, OL/DL 52-Cross Zampetti, Watchung Hills, FB/DL 54-Dan Allergo, Franklin, OL 55-Tommie Dugan, Pingry, OL/DL 58-Matt Lynch, Immaculata, OL/LB 58-Jude Okolo, North Plainfield, DL 69-Trevor Sullivan, North Plainfield, OL/DL 70-Devin Moffitt, Wacthung Hills, OL/DL 75-Bamnjo Bannavti, North Plainfield, OL/DL 75-Pat Lane, Bernards, DL 78-Eric Laputka, Bridgewater-Raritan, DT 87-Stephen Dwyer, Immaculata, WR/TE Jonathn Taub, Watchung Hills, LB
Hun School running back commits to Tar Heels
Josh Henderson emerged as one of the top running backs in New Jersey in 2017. The Hun School rising senior has made a verbal commitment to play college football in the ACC for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Henderson had 117 carries for 1383 yards and 13 rushing TD’s last year. He made his announcement via social media: Its been a long journey and an absolute blessing. I am so grateful for all the opportunities each coach has blessed me with. I am extremely excited to announce that I have verbally COMMITTED to The University of North Carolina! 🐏❄️ pic.twitter.com/mJppAfrora — Henderson2️⃣3️⃣ (@JoshHendy23) June 14, 2018 Josh was named to JSZ’s All-Zone team in 2017. Watch his junior year highlight reel now!
RBC sophomore tight end commits to Notre Dame
Red Bank Catholic rising junior Kevin Bauman is one of New Jersey’s top college prospects in the class of 2020. The tight end has given a verbal commitment to attend the University of Notre Dame. Bauman has two more years of high school football and the four-star prospect has emerged as a sure-handed tight end for coach Frank Edgerly’s offense. Bauman had 14 catches for 231 yards and 5 Td’s for the Caseys as a sophomore. Bauman made the announcement via his social media: God. Country. Notre Dame. I am beyond blessed and excited to announce that I am committed to The University of Notre Dame to continue my academic and athletic career. #IrishBouNDXX #GoIrish☘️ pic.twitter.com/qGNsDZuP5d — Kevin Bauman (@kbauman3) June 13, 2018 Notre Dame continues to use New Jersey as a critical pipeline to its recruiting efforts. the Ademilola twins from Saint Peter’s Prep are set to join the Irish this fall and St. Joe’s Metuchen offensive linemen John Olmstead gave a verbal commitment to the Irish earlier this spring. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s sophomore highlight reel of the newest recruit for Notre Dame:
Vote for JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year!
The spring sports season saw breathtaking goals, heart-stopping hits and incredible catches on the diamond. We wrap up the 2017-18 high school sports year by asking you to cast your vote in our 2018 JSZ Spring Sports Plays of the Year. We’ll keep our polls open through Friday at 9:00 p.m. and honor the winners with a placque or a JSZ Game Ball. A special thanks to all the athletes we covered for giving us so many special highlights and thanks to you for your support of Jersey Sports Zone! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Opponents on the gridiron team up to clean Keansburg beach
Over 80 players from Monmouth County high school football programs gathered for the second annual “Opponents on the gridiron, Teammates on the Bayshore” Keansburg beach cleanup. Players and coaches from Holmdel, Middletown North, Raritan and Keansburg were among the group that accumulated over 50 full bags of trash that are no longer a part of the Keansburg beach landscape. “The turnout is amazing and they are setting an example,” event director Paul Coughlin said. “Everybody gets busy, but the kids are out there – they come down here. Diverse communities – Holmdel, Middletown, Hazlet all coming together here for our community.” Jersey Sports Zone’s Jay Cook tells the story of high school football players from the Jersey Shore giving back to the community: Jersey Sports Zone is proud to partner with BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank. BCB-Bayshore is responsible for all the great sports highlights and features from Keyport, Keansburg, Holmdel, Raritan and Middletown North. A special thanks to Paul Coughlin for his support and letting us tell the story of a great community event in Keansburg!
Degen blanks Blue Devils to lead Hunterdon Central to state crown
Hunterdon Central 7 Westfield 0 – Group 4 State Championship Alex Degen threw a three-hit shutout in his final high school game and the Red Devils scored four runs in the 4th inning to seal a second state championship in the last three years. Degen struck out seven and his catcher Luke Longo shined at the plate going three for three with a walk, a run and three RBI’s. Hunterdon Central finishes the year with a 28-2 record and avenges a 7-1 regular season loss to the Blue Devils. JSZ brings you team coverage from the final game of the season in the NJSIAA at Hamilton Veterans Park: Thanks to Assemblyman Jon Bramnick for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Westfield all year long and allowing us to capture great moments like the Blue Devils state finals run on the diamond!
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Pascack Hills 3 Raritan 2 (8 innings) – Group 2 State Championship Chris Lum was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning to give Pascack Hills an 18th straight win and a Group 2 state title. The Cowboys scored a pair of runs in the top of the second on RBI doubles from Lum and Marc Hernandez to take a 2-0 lead. Raritan rallied for two runs on a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch. Zack Johnston pitched five shutout innings after the second to put Raritan in a position to shock NJ’s #1 ranked team, but Jack Brodsky matched goose eggs with four shutout innings in relief. Raritan got a single and a walk with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, but a pop out to 3rd ended the game and gave Pascack Hills its 30th win of the season. Watch the highlights of a tremendous game in Hamilton Township: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is made possible by our friends at BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank A special thanks to Reach Your Potential Training for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to spotlight their athletes all year long! Somerville 3 Allentown 2 – Group 3 State Championship Bobby Wortman threw back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning to give the Pioneers their first overall group state baseball championship by defeating the defending champions. Somerville broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI triple from freshman Matt Miceli followed by a Preston Scott RBI double. Thomas Babalis pitched six strong innings and turned things over to Wortman who pitched masterfully under immense pressure. JSZ has all the highlights from a thrilling state final: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Allentown is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Delbarton Completes Three-Peat, Wins 3rd Straight TOC Crown
Delbarton – 12 Summit – 6 | NJ Tournament of Champions Final The dominance of Delbarton Lacrosse continues. The Green Wave have now won three straight Tournament of Champions Titles, and have managed to grab a strangle hold on New Jersey Lacrosse, a state known for it’s superior competition. It was an all around team effort for Delbarton. Matt Campbell scored 4 goals, Tommy MacCowatt added a hat trick, and CJ Kirst scored 2 of his own, leading the Green Wave to victory. Watch Highlights and Post Game from Delbarton’s 12-6 win over Summit on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
Moorestown’s Girls LAX Wins First TOC Title Since 2014!
Moorestown 14 Ridgewood 9 – Girls LAX TOC Final at Kean University Moorestown and Ridgewood are two girl lacrosse teams with a lot of history. Between the two programs, they have 9 of the last 12 TOC Titles. Earlier this season, Moorestown took down Ridgewood in a 10-9 nail-biter with a last minute goal. That game ultimately earned them their #1 Rank in the state. Today, the Quakers got to keep that ranking and add a TOC Title. Check out highlights of this exciting game now:
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St. Augustine 1 Delbarton 0 – Non- Public A Final Cole Vanderslice threw a complete game 2-hit masterpiece to outduel Jack Leiter and give the Hermits a state championship after falling in the finals in the previous two years. Both pitchers were dominant against potent lineups. Leiter, who came into the game with 8 consecutive no-hit innings, was able to put up four more hitless frames before Kevin Easie had an infield single to lead off the 5th. Easie moved to third base following a pair of outs. A squeeze attempt failed, but with Easie off the bag at third the throw went into left field which resulted in the only run of the game. Watch the highlights of an outstanding game on Saturday night in Hamilton: Gloucester Catholic 10 DePaul 3 – Non- Public B Final The Rams raced out to a 4-0 first inning lead and built an 8-0 advantage as freshman Anthony Solometo pitched five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts to give Gloucester Catholic a second straight Non-Public “B” state championship. Luke Lesch hit a two-run HR in the first inning and had three RBI’s to lead Gloucester Catholic’s 10-hit attack. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Hamilton Veteran’s Park: Middlesex 3 Park Ridge 0 – NJSIAA Group 1 State Championship Middlesex captured their second consecutive Group 1 State Title with a 3-0 win over Park Ridge Saturday afternoon. It was clear from the beginning it would be a close game as both teams were unable to score in the first three innings. In the fourth the Blue Jays would score a run off an error on a bunt to lead Park Ridge 1-0. Ryan Vollmer would then send a 2 RBI shot to center to make it a three run game. Starting pitcher Kyle Nepton dominated on the mound, throwing a one hit shutout to lead Middlesex to it’s fifth State Championship. Watch the highlights now:
An Explosive First Inning Gets Steinert Softball their First T of C Title!
Steinert 9 Immaculata Conception Lodi 0 – Kaylee Whitaker 15 Strikeouts, 3 Hits, & 1 RBI Steinert came out guns blazing. In just the first inning the Spartans strung together nine runs with 13 batters at the plate and a total of seven hits. From there, it was all defense. Neither team scored a single run in the remaining 6 innings, and the Spartans came away with the title. Star pitcher, Kaylee Whittaker, had 15 strikeouts and contributed three hits of her own to Steinert’s 12 total. Check out highlights of the game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Steinert is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great highlights like today’s game, all year long!
Old Bridge takes down Southern to win first volleyball State Championship!
Old Bridge 2 Southern 1 – Volleyball State Championship Jersey Sports Zone is proud to bring you the exciting conclusion to the volleyball season with an all out State Final thriller from South Brunswick high school. Third ranked Old Bridge defeated defending Champions No. 1 Southern 2-1 to capture their first ever volleyball State Title. The Knights took the first set 25-22 before Southern answered back to win the second 25-21. In the third and final set they relied on captain Elan Dorkhman to keep the game close and Junior Andrew Zaleck scored the game winning kill to lead Old Bridge to glory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights:
Mater Dei’s Henderson commits to Boston College
Mater Dei Prep defensive end Izaiah Henderson has made a verbal commitment to play Division I football in the ACC for the Boston College Eagles. Henderson had 17 offers including Maryland, Rutgers, West Virginia, Purdue and Michigan Sate. He made the announcement via his social media: I’d like to thank God, my family, and my coaching staff who were behind be every step off the way. And I am extremely excited to say that I am COMMITTED to continuing to my academic and football careers at BOSTON COLLEGE! #Decidetofly 🦅@BCFootball @BCCoachJReid @Coach_Campanile pic.twitter.com/Okwl4FkrsJ — IzaiahHenderson (@Izaiah__77) June 7, 2018 Watch the highlight reel of Izaiah Henderson and we’ll have more action from this defensive standout this fall on Jersey Sports Zone
Ridgewood, Moorestown to meet in T of C girls lax final
Ridgewood 12 Oak Knoll 6 – Tournament of Champions Semifinals Kara Rahaim made 10 of her 16 saves in the second half and Ridgewood scored five straight goals in the second half to reach the Tournament of Champions final. Cat Roxas had a hat trick and four other Maroons scored two goals. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Middletown: Moorestown 13 Haddonfield 3 – Tournament of Champions Semifinals Collette Smith had three goals and four assists as the Quakers raced out to an 8-0 halftime lead on the way to a spot in the Tournament of Champions final. JSZ has the highlights of a dominating effort:
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Delbarton 10 Watchung Hills 3 – Tournament of Champions – Semifinal With the chance to return to the Tournament of Champions Title Game for a third year in a row No. 1 in the NJ Top 20, Delbarton did not disappoint in the semifinal match up with No. 7 Watchung Hills. What started out as a tough defensive battle in the first half saw a momentum swing as Tommy MacCowatt scored twice in the third quarter. MacCowatt picked up a hat trick in the Green Wave’s 10-3 win over Watchung, they will face Summit for in the Tournament of Champions Final on 6/9. Watch the highlights: Summit – 6 Mountain Lakes – 3 | TOC Semi Finals Summit has been known for their defensive play all season long, and that didn’t change when the Hilltoppers needed it most. Facing a high powered Mountain Lakes offense in TOC Semi-Finals, Summit allowed just 3 goals all game, as goalie Will Vitton had 11 saves. Summit will now play No. 1 Delbarton School in TOC Final Saturday Night at Kean University. Watch Highlights of Summit vs Mountain Lakes on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit.
Seneca’s Nick Decker talks MLB Draft, family and baseball
Most kids have the dream at a young age of one day playing baseball in the Majors, Seneca’s Nick Decker made that dream a reality when he was selected in the second round of the 2018 MLB Draft by the Boston Red Sox with the 64th overall pick. Decker just weeks away from graduating from high school already personifies what a ball player is with his attitude and respect for the game he loves so dearly. Whether his decision is to play for the University of Maryland or professionally, Nick’s support system will be right behind him to guide the promising center fielder in the right direction. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez caught up with the South Jersey sensation after his final high school game:
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Hunterdon Central 3 Jackson Memorial 1 – Group 4 State Semifinal at Rider University Jackson Memorial scored first in this group four semifinal, but the Red Devils’ Pete Ciuffreda came in clutch during the 4th inning and scored the go-ahead run. Central is heading to their third straight state final where they will have a rematch with the Westfield Blue Devils, one of only two teams who defeated Central this season. Check out highlights of today’s game now: Middlesex – 4 Pennsville – 3 | NJSIAA Group 1 Semi-Finals Middlesex High School was pushed to extra innings after surrendering a 2-0 lead Pennsville, but The Blue Jays never gave up. Jack Hnylycia delivered on what he called “a dream come true” in the bottom of the 8th inning, hitting a walk off single to give Middlesex a 4-3 win over Pennsville. Up next for the Blue Jay will be the Group-1 State Championship game this weekend where they will take on Park Ridge. Watch highlights and post game from Middlesex vs Pennsville on JSZ! Allentown 13 Seneca 0 – Group 3 State Semifinal at Monmouth University The hit train continued to roll for Allentown in the Semifinal round of the Group 3 State Tournament. Despite Seneca’s Nick Decker being selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 MLB Draft just hours earlier, the Red Birds were the ones celebrating as they had a 12-0 lead at the end of the second. Brandon Gaul and Justin Marcario combined for 5 RBI’s while pitcher AJ Ariano pitched a 5 hit shut out. Allentown will face Somerville the State Final on 6/9 at Veteran’s Park (Hamilton). Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year-round on JSZ! Raritan 5 Haddonfield 1 – Group 2 State Semifinals Zack Johnston threw a three-hitter on just 73 pitches to lead Raritan to the state finals. The Rockets took advantage of four Haddonfield errors in the 3rd to score three runs and followed that with a two-run fourth inning. John Christino blasted a solo homer to left to account for the Bulldogs only run. Raritan will face Pascack Hills this weekend for the Group 2 state championship. Watch the highlights of the Rockets state semifinal win at East Brunswick High School: Jersey Sports Zone thanks BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank for allowing us to bring you great Raritan Rockets moments all year long Saint Augustine Prep 6 Notre Dame 1 – Non-Public South “A” Finals It’s a three-peat for the Hermits who got homers from Nick Lonetto and Kenny Levari to account for five of their six runs. Kevin Eaise threw five strong innings for Saint Augustine Prep, who will face Delbarton for the Non-Public “A” state championship this weekend. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage year-round on JSZ!
Donovan Catholic wins Rematch with SJV, Captures Shore Conference Title
Donovan Catholic – 13 St. John Vianney – 4 | Shore Conference Championship After a stunning 2-0 loss to St. John Vianney in the Non-Public A South Final, No. 1 Donovan Catholic was looking to make statement in the SCT Final. Statement made, the Griffins poured in 7 runs in the 1st inning, resulting in a 13-4 win and avenging that loss over the Lancers. Donovan Catholic finishes the season with a 30-1 record, while St. John Vianney falls to 27-1 as they head into the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions this week. Watch Highlights of the SCT Final on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone.
Eastern prevails in extras to win Diamond Classic
Eastern 4 Saint Augustine Prep 1 – Diamond Classic Championship Jesse Barbera threw an eight-inning complete game and Eastern scored three runs in the 8th inning to win the 45th annual Joe Hartmann Diamond Classic on its home field despite being the away team. Eastern ends Saint Augustine Prep’s 13 game win streak, but the Hermits are still in the hunt for a state championship. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has highlights from the South Jersey baseball tournament staple:
Toms River North repeats as Shore Conference Champs
Toms River North 4 Central Regional 0 – Shore Conference Tournament Championship Jared Bellissimo threw a 4-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and blasted a two-run RBI double to centerfield to lead the Mariners to a second straight Shore Conference title. TRN jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to RBI singles by Justin Schaff and Bobby Jeans in the first and second inning. Central loaded the bases in the 6th inning with one out, but Bellissimo struck out two straight to get out of the jam. JSZ has the highlights of Toms River North’s second straight SCT title from the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws: Jersey Sports Zone is able to capture great moments from Toms River North thanks to Peak Coaching for Success. Visit peakcoachingforsuccess.com to learn more about their Athlete Development Camp this summer!
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Roselle Park 4 Gloucester 3 (9 innings) – Group 1 State Championship Want to see some exciting softball? Do not miss this matchup between Gloucester City and Roselle Park. It was an offensive battle with Roselle Park out-hitting Gloucester 14-10. The Panther’s junior pitcher, Madison Hummel, was not only a key factor on the mound, but also at the plate. She hit the walk-off single to win the game, bringing home the Group 1 Title for Roselle. Check out highlights of this one now: Wildwood Catholic vs. Lod Immaculate – Non-Public “B” State Championship The ladies of Lodi Immaculate are no strangers to playing for a Non- Public B State Championship, Sunday was the seventh year in a row the Blue Wolves found themselves in the Title Game. A cutthroat pitching battle made for a tight game early on. Following a double in the third from Jaden Farhat Lodi and a sacrifice RBI from Kayla Roberts Immaculate went up 2-0 over the Crusaders, Roberts would also capture her 100th career hit. Junior Caylee English pitched a shutout, allowing just 2 hits and struck out seven batters to lead her team to a sixth straight Non- Public B Title. Watch the highlights and postgame reaction now: Robbinsville vs. Ramsey – Group 2 State Championship Kate Hunter blasted a three-run HR to left to cap off a five-run 5th inning and went the distance on the mound to give Robbinsville its second straight Group 2 state championship. Ramsey jumped out to a 2-0 lead on back to back RBI’s courtesy of Victoria and Olivia Sebastian. Olivia Moser had two hits and two RBI’s including an infield single that gave the Ravens a 3-2 lead setting the stage for Hunter’s bomb. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction of a tremendous game played between two top 5 ranked teams: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Robbinsville is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates Vineland vs. North Hunterdon – Group 4 State Championship It took 10 innings of play and a suicide squeeze, but The North Hunterdon Lions were able to capture the Group-4 State Championship one year after falling to Egg Harbor in the same position last season. In the top of the 10th tied at 5, Jessica Nolan laid down a bunt scoring Cate Sand for the go ahead run. Senior Maggie Swan pitched 10 innings and struck out 8 for the Lions. Watch Highlights and Post Game from the Group 4 State Championship on JSZ! Click HERE to watch JSZ’s Saturday softball state championship featuring titles won by Saint John Vianney and Steinert
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Saint John Vianney vs. Mount St. Dominic – Non-Public “A” State Championship Going 5 years without a state championship is considered a “drought” at St. John Vianney, and that just speaks to how special the Lancers’ softball program is in Holmdel. That drought came to an emphatic end on Saturday night, as Vianney got another great performance from sophomore pitcher Julia Parker, (7 IP, 7 K’s, & 1R) leading the Lady Lancers to the Non-Public A State Title with a 2-1 win over Mount St. Dominic. Watch Highlights and post game from SJV’s win on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Steinert 2 Indian Hills 0 – Group 3 State Championship Kaylee Whittaker threw a 1-hitter with 11 strikeouts and Carli Backlund’s 2-run double produced the only runs of the game as Steinert won its second state championship in the last three years. JSZ has the highlights from Kean University: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Steinert High coverage all year long on Jersey Sports Zone Roselle Park vs. Gloucester – Group 1 State Championship Postponed to Sunday at 10:00 am
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Oak Knoll 19 Pingry 4 – Group 1 State Championship Oak Knoll dominated Big Blue in the Group 1 State Final at Kean University. Katie Duttenhofer and Claire Galvin led in scoring with six goals, while Katie Kelly had nine assists. Check out highlights of this impressive offensive performance now: Haddonfield 18 Sparta 11 – Group 2 State Championship The Bulldogs raced out to an 11-5 halftime lead on the way to the school’s first-ever girls lacrosse state championship. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from the Group 2 title game: Moorestown 7 Summit 6 – Group 3 State Championship The Quakers scored two goals 33 seconds apart in the second half to take back the lead from the Hilltoppers and used stingy defense to hold on for its 23rd state championship. Kayla Frank led the attack with a hat trick and Robin Panzarella had two goals and two assists including the game winner. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from an outstanding game at Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Summit HIlltoppers is made possible by Equinox of Summit. Clearview vs. Ridgewood – Group 4 State Championship After being eliminated in the first round of the Group 4 state playoffs following their Sectional Title win last season, No. 1 Ridgewood bounced back to win their third State Championship in four years against Clearview. The maroons jumped out to a 5-0 lead thanks to Lillie Kloak who would wound up with an early hat trick in the first half, but Clearview countered to cut the lead 8-4 at the break. In the second half the Pioneers would keep it a close game, coming within 3 goals, but Ridgewood led by Marley Scala who scored 4 times would hold on to win 12-9. Watch the highlights now: Highlights coming soon to JSZ!
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Immaculata 6 Holy Spirit 5 (11 innings) – Non-Public “B” North Semifinals Holy Spirit lead the Spartans 5-1 late in the game, but in the bottom of the 7th Mike Golankiewics crushed a three-run homer to tie it up and send us into extra innings. Then in the bottom of the 11th, starting pitcher Nolan Leger, ripped a grounder through the infield for the walk-off Immaculata victory. Highlights available: Allentown 6 Wall 5 – Central Group 3 Final It’s not often a defending State Champions is an underdog coming into a Sectional Title game, but third seed Allentown found themselves in this scenario facing top seed and No. 6 in the NJ Top 20 Wall for the Central Group 3 crown. The Red Birds got off to a hot start jumping out to a 4-0 lead in the first. That trend would continue to help them go ahead 6-2 in the fifth. However, the Crimson Knights rallied to come within a run entering the sixth inning. Freshman two sport standout Dan Merkel came into relief already with an RBI in the game to finish with 4 strike outs and help the unranked Red Birds claim another Sectional Title. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage on JSZ! Notre Dame 4 Red Bank Catholic 2 – Non-Public “A” South Semifinals Robbie Buecker threw a complete game five-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Irish used a three-run sixth inning to continue its magical run as a #9 seed in the state playoffs. Jon Michael Rotondo hit a two run homer in the 4th to give the Caseys a 2-0 lead, but Notre Dame rallied in the sixth capped off by a Mike Kane RBI single that gave the Irish the lead . JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from another big win for Notre Dame: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Notre Dame is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to bring you great moments from RBC sports all year long Westfield – 4 Millburn – 2 | North 2 Group 4 Final It’s been quite a week for Westfield’s Cory Hiltz. On Thursday, Hiltz announced he will play college baseball at Monmouth University, Hiltz then followed up that decision on Friday by tossing a complete game 4 hit gem, leading the Blue Devils to the North 2 Group 4 Championship over MIllburn. Westfield will now advance to the Group 4 Semi-Finals where they will play Ridgewood on Tuesday. Watch Highlights of Westfield vs Millburn on JSZ! Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Westfield highlights! Hunterdon Central 4 Manalapan 0 – Central Group 4 Final Alex Degen started on the mound for the Red Devils, but it was an unusual day for the senior Kentucky commit. Struggling to control his fastball and curve throughout the first three innings, Degen was forced to change his pitching style. Fortunately for Central, Degen showed that even on his worst day he is still a champion. He pitched 6 shutout innings, while Dan Icaza helped him out offensively at the plate, and the Red Devil took down Manalapan 4-0. Check out highlights now: Pennsville 8 Glassboro 0 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Cody Durham threw a five-hit shutout and seven different Eagles had RBI’s in the Eagles South Jersey Group 1 championship win. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights:
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St. John Vianney – 2 Donovan Catholic – 0 | Non-Public A South Final The marquee matchup in New Jersey Softball lived up to the hype and then some. St. John Vianney’s Sophomore pitcher Julia Parker pitched 7 shutout innings, giving up just 3 hits against one of the best offenses in all of America, leading the Lancers to a 2-0 win. St. John Vianney captures the Non-Public A South Championship avenging back to back playoff losses to Donovan the past two seasons, and improves to 26-0 on the season. The loss was the first of the season for Donovan Catholic as they fall to 29-1. Watch highlights of the Lancers and Griffins on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Robbinsville 9 Sterling 4 – Group 2 Semifinal Defending Group 2 Champs Robbinsville found themselves locked into a back and forth battle with South Champions Sterling early in Thursday’s Semifinal at Rowan University. The Ravens took an early 2 run lead, but Sterling answered back with a 3 RBI blast from Mallory Skelly to eventually go up 4-2. However, Robbinsville staying cool under pressure got a 3 RBI shot from Shea Walsh in the fourth off an inside the park home run to lead 6-4. Walsh would have another RBI in the sixth to help the Ravens return to the Group 2 Title Game for a second year in a row where they will face Ramsey on 6/2 at Kean University. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Robbinsville coverage on JSZ! Indian Hills 2 Middletown North 0 – Group 3 Semifinal Angela Saric overcame a three-walk 7th inning to pitch a no-hitter and earn Indian Hills a spot in the Group 3 state championship. Saric hit a batter in the first inning, then proceeded to retire 17 straight batters. Indian Hills got a solo homer from Merrick Gourhan in the 4th and an RBI single by Kelsey McClennan in the 5th to account for its offense. Middletown North loaded the bases in the 7th, but Saric’s 4th strikeout of the game ended the game. JSZ has the highlights and a great interview from Saric about her no-hitter from Caldwell University: North Hunterdon 3 Mount Olive 2 – Group 4 Semifinal North Hunterdon had a 3-0 lead until the 5th inning, when errors allowed the Marauders to close-in 3-2. Luckily for North, senior pitcher, Maggie Swan, pulled through in the seventh inning with two key strikeouts to hang on to the lead. This victory also marks Head Coach of North Hunterdon, Anthony Rotondo’s, 100th career win with the Lions. Check out highlights of this exciting semifinal now: Roselle Park 2 Cedar Grove 1 (8 innings) – Group 1 Semifinals Madison Cieslinski’s RBI single in the top of the 8th inning proved to be the difference as Roselle Park avenged a loss to Cedar Grove in last year’s state semifinals. Madison Hummel went the full eight innings to pick up the win. JSZ has the highlights from Caldwell University:
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Summit 9 Rumson-Fair Haven 1 – Group 2 Boys State Championship Tom Fischetti had a hat trick and Summit broke open the game with a five-goal fourth quarter to earn the Group 2 state title. RFH goalie Sean Bunnell made 14 saves and kept the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard for a quarter and a half, but Summit was able to score three times in the final seven minutes to take a 3-0 lead at the break. Will Vitton had nine saves for Summit and shut out RFH for the first three quarters. JSZ has the highlights from West Long Branch of Summit’s state title: Thank you Equinox of Summit for sponsoring our Hilltoppers coverage on JSZ and allowing us to capture great moments like the state championship win for the boys lacrosse team! A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for their continued support of our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage Watchung Hills 10 Lenape 3 – Group 4 Boys State Championship It’s been a year of firsts for Watching Hills lacrosse. The Warriors captured their first North Group 4 sectional title just days ago, now they can add the State Champs to their resume as well after a 10-3 win over South title holder’s Lenape. Watchung got some help from Seniors Connor James, who scored 4 times and Brian Richmond earned himself a Hat Trick. Watch the highlights now: Pingry 10 Immaculata 3 – Non-Public “B” State Championship No. 18 Pingry is no strangers to hoisting championships. Wednesday night top-seeded Big Blue won it’s fourth straight Non- Public B State Title with a dominating win over Immaculata. This young squad was led by Kalman Kraham, the speedy sophomore scored a hat trick in Pingry’s 10-3 win over the Spartans. Watch the highlights now: Delbarton – 15 Seton Hall Prep – 10 | Non-Public A Final Matt Campbell was a man on a mission, the senior midfielder scored 5 first half goals sparking Delabrton to a 15-10 win over Seton Hall Prep. The win marked The Green Wave’s 3rd straight Non-Public A Title and added to a historic year in sports at Delbarton School, winning State Championships in Soccer, Hockey and now on the Lacrosse field. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Seton Hall Prep on JSZ! Mountain Lakes – 16 Manasquan – 7 | NJSIAA Group-1 Final Mountain Lakes was searching for it’s 2nd State Title in three years and it’s 13th overall in school history. Standing in the Lakers way? Manasquan High School and their sharp shooting junior Canyon Birch coming in with 122 goals on the season. Not only did the Laker’s defense hold Birch to just one goal, but the offense posted 16 scores of their own, led by 6 from Mike Cabana to get the victory. Watch Highlights of Mountain Lakes vs Manasquan on JSZ!
Toms River North returns to Shore Conference baseball finals
Toms River North 6 Monmouth Regional 0 – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal Jared Bellissimo and Brendan Mullins combined on a four-hit shutout and the Mariners used back to back three-run frames in the 2nd and 3rd to reach the SCT finals for a second straight year. Toms River North will face Central Regional in the championship game on Monday night at the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws. JSZ has highlights of the defending champs getting the win at Count Basie Park in Red Bank: Jersey Sports Zone is able to capture great moments from Toms River North thanks to Peak Coaching for Success. Visit peakcoachingforsuccess.com to learn more about their Athlete Development Camp this summer!
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Summit 11 IHA 6 – Group 3 Semifinal – Emily Paytas 3 Goals Summit jumped out to 3-1 early in this semifinal, but the IHA Blue Eagles bounced back behind the stick of Lexi Edmonds who score all 3 of their goals in the first half. In the second half, the Hilltoppers pulled away thanks to a great defensive performance by Southern California commit, Kaleigh Brennan, and a hat trick from Emily Paytas. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Summit is brought to you by Equinox Fitness. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Hilltopper highlights all season long! Oak Knoll 19 Saddle River Day 10 – Group 1 Semifinal Oak Knoll came out quick with the lead and never let their foot off the gas. They outscored the Rebels 19-10, and will move on to the Group 1 final where they will face Pingry for the title. Check out highlights of this game now:
Vineland Walks Off with South Jersey Group 4 Softball Title
Vineland 3 Millville 2 – South Jersey Group 4 Finals Devin Coia’s RBI single in the 9th inning gave Vinelands the South Jersey Group 4 crown. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights of an outstanding South Jersey softball state playoff game:
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Wall 3 Hopewell Valley 1 – Central Group 3 Semifinals Following their first ever County Title win fourth seed Hopewell Valley’s next task would be even tougher as they faced top seed Wall, who had Ace Trey Dombroski on the mound. Dombroski in his Junior season has been worth the price of admission in 2018 as he allowed just three runs all year heading into Tuesday’s Central Group 3 Semifinal game. Wall took an early 1-0 lead in the first before going ahead 3-0 in the fifth off Dylan Richey and Grant Shulman RBI’s. However, Trey Dombroski stole the performance with his 8 strike out performance that allowed just 5 hits and 1 earned run to send the Crimson Knights to the Central Group 3 Final where they will face defending Champs, third seed Allentown on 6/1. Watch the highlights and post game interview with Dombroski afterwards now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage year- round on JSZ! Westfield 6 Scotch Plains-Fanwood 4 – North 2 Group 4 State Semifinals Westfield played their rivals, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders, in the North 2 Group 4 State Semifinals. Starting pitcher for the Blue Devils, Mike Carlone picked up the win with 7 strikeouts, while Andrew Caminiti provided support at short. Check out highlights of the Blue Devil’s 6-4 win now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you exciting Westfield highlights! Notre Dame 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public South “A” Quarterfinals The Irish used back to back RBI doubles with two outs in the third inning and a strong pitching performance from Tom Mayer to upset the #1 seed in Non-Public South “A”. Mayer pitched six innings giving up just three hits and one run and Robbie Buecker had an RBI double and pitched the seventh inning to notch the save. The #9 seed returns to the Shore Conference in the sectional semifinals and a matchup with 5th seed Red Bank Catholic. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the upset: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Mercer County including Notre Dame’s big upset win in the state playoffs! Allentown – 12 Jackson Liberty – 4 | Central Jersey Group 3 Semi-Finals Allentown High School is on a quest to defend it’s Central Jersey Group 3 Championship from 2017, and the 3rd seeded RedBird’s latest test was on the road at Jackson Liberty. 8 of 9 batters in the Allentown lineup reached base at least once, as the RedBirds posted 12 runs on 11 hits and came away with a commanding 12-4 win. Allentown advances to the Sectional Final this Friday where they will take on top seeded Wall Township. Watch Highlights of Allentown’s playoff win on JSZ! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for allowing us to capture great moments from Allentown High School athletics!
Pascack Hills wins first Bergen County baseball title since 1987
Pascack Hills 3 Don Bosco Prep 1 – Bergen County Tournament Finals Brandon Siegenthaler’s two-run homer in the third inning proved to be the difference as the Cowboys won the Bergen County title for the first time since 1987. Pascack Hills jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to a Ryan Ramsey RBI single. The Cowboys got a two-out rally in the 3rd as Mike Rodriguez delivered a base hit to left followed by Siegenthaler’s blast that cleared the left field fence. Jack Brodsky threw five innings giving up just one run and striking out nine and exiting the game after 88 pitches. Siegenthaler got a key 6-4-3 double play in the 6th and struck out the final two batters to lock down the save and clinch the title. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Demarest: JSZ Game Ball Winner Earlier this season, Don Bosco pitcher Drew Helmstetter won a North Jersey JSZ Game Ball. Jersey Sports Zone delivered Drew’s Game Ball during the Bergen County Tournament finals. Thanks to all the great Don Bosco fans for voting and congratulations to Drew!
Hopewell tops rival Nottingham 4-2 for first ever County Title!
After rain delays postponed the 2018 Mercer County Tournament two weeks fans were finally treated to an epic 4-2 showdown between NJ Top 20 teams (3) Nottingham and top seeded Hopewell Valley. The Bulldogs got behind Ace pitcher Andy Blake who would keep the game scoreless through four innings before scoring the first run of the game. Following a 2 RBI double from Liam Cleary, Blake then drove in a run to extend the lead to 4-0. After surrendering a 2R HR to Nottingham’s Nick Houghton he would also buckle down for the last six outs and finish the day with 7 strike outs to lead Hopewell Valley to its first ever County Title. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Nottingham coverage year- round on JSZ!
Bell strikes out 20, Middletown North walks-off in 10th to reach SCT Semis
Middletown North 3 Lacey 2 (10 innings) – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Adriana Cerbo’s walk-off single to center in the bottom of the 10th gave Middletown North its 25th win and a spot in the SCT semifinals. North starter Malori Bell struck out 20 batters throwing all 10 innings to pick up the win. JSZ has the highlights of an outstanding game played by both teams: Alyssa Costello wins JSZ Game Ball Jersey Sports Zone delivered a Game Ball to Lacey freshman shortstop Alyssa Costello for her performance in the Ocean County Tournament championship game. Thanks to all the great Lacey fans for voting!
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Rumson-Fair Haven 12 Somerville 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Final The Bulldogs used a balanced scoring attack to repeat as South Jersey Group 2 champions. Watch the highlights to see Kiel Forlenza’s amazing no-look goal! JSZ’s Jay Cook has a full breakdown of Rumson-Fair Haven’s big win on Saturday morning: Jersey Sports Zone brings you special moments from RFH lacrosse thanks to the support of ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Manasquan 15 Madison 8 – South Jersey Group 1 Finals Canyon Birch scored five of his six goals in the first half and added five assists for an 11 point game to lead the Warriors to the South Jersey Group 1 crown. Birch stands at 122 goals and 52 assists in his amazing junior campaign, just seven goals short of the state single-season scoring record. Manasquan will face Mountain Lakes in the Group 1 state championship on Wednesday in Livingston. JSZ has the highlights of Manasquan’s championship effort: Watchung Hills 10 Hunterdon Central – North Group 4 State Sectional Final Watchung Hills jumps out to a 5-0 lead in the first quarter and ran away with the win. Connor James leads the scoring with 4 goals, while Spencer Bokach had 14 saves in the Warriors 10-4 victory. Highlights of this game now available:
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Immaculata 6 Montgomery 5 – Somerset County Tournament Final Montgomery jumped out to a 4 run lead, but Felix Diaz’s bat today was deadly. He crushed 2 homers and picked up 4 RBIs for the Spartans, and was also named this year’s SCT MVP. Check out highlights of this exciting offensive battle now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you to this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Montgomery highlights all season long!
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Montgomery 4 Hunterdon Central 3 – Central Jersey Group 4 Semifinals The 6th seed, Montgomery, eliminates the 2 seed thanks to Abby O’Connor’s big day at the plate. She collected 2 RBIs, while teammate Julia Loffredo contributed 3 hits and scored 3 times herself. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thank you to this great sponsor for allowing us to bring you exciting Montgomery highlights all season long!
Explosive 3rd quarter puts Seton Hall Prep in state lax finals
Seton Hall Prep 15 CBA 3 – Non Public “A” Semifinal The Pirates busted open a 6-1 halftime lead with a dominant eight-goal third quarter to earn a spot in the Non-Public “A” state finals. Kyle Stephenson had four goals, Cole Kirst had seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) and Under Armour All-American Griffin Westlin had a six-point day (3 goals, 3 assists). Seton Hall Prep will face the winner of Delbarton and St. Augustine in the state finals. JSZ has the highlights of the dominating third quarter:
Teschkos lead Gateway into South Jersey Group 1 Semis
Gateway 4 Audubon 1 – South Jersey Group 1 Quarterfinals Kevin and Ryan Teschko combined for 11 strikeouts on the hill and Ryan belted a two-run homer to lead Gateway into the South Jersey Group 1 semifinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the South Jersey state baseball playoff highlights:
Hopewell Valley baseball takes down rival Nottingham to reach Semifinals!
(4) Hopewell Valley 9 (5) Nottingham 2 – Central Group 3 Quarterfinals It was the match up everyone in the Colonial Valley Conference has been waiting for all season. Originally scheduled as the Mercer County Tournament Title Game, rain forced two of NJ’s Top 20 teams to square off in the Central Group 3 quarterfinal round instead. Fourth seed Hopewell Valley got ahead early following a six run fourth inning started by Drew Brodine. Nottingham would counter with a pair of runs on the board in the fifth, but the Bulldogs repeated their performance in the bottom of the inning to hold on for a 9-2 win. Hopewell will take on top seeded Wall in the Semifinals on May 29th. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Nottingham coverage year- round on JSZ!
Nine-run 4th gives Bishop Ahr a spot in “A” South semis
Bishop Ahr 10 Red Bank Catholic 2 – Non-Public South “A” Quarterfinals The Trojans overcame a 2-0 deficit with a nine-run 4th inning to improve to 22-1 on the season. Bishop Ahr faces #2 ranked and undefeated Saint John Vianney next Tuesday in the semifinals. JSZ has the highlights of a game that featured a triple play and clutch hitting from the home team: Thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic! Megan Herka wins a JSZ Game Ball! Thanks to the great fans of Bishop Ahr who voted earlier in the season for Mergan Herka to win a JSZ Game Ball. Following the Trojans state playoff win, we presented Megan with her Game Ball surrounded by teammates and coaches:
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Westfield 10 Bridgewater-Raritan 4 – Natalie Bond and Olivia Shields Both Score Hat Tricks Westfield saw themselves as the underdog in this sectional title, and embraced every second of it. Stanford commit and Westfield captain, Natalie Bond, lead the charge scoring a hat trick herself and assisting in Olivia Shields’ hat trick as well. Check out highlights and a post-game interview with Bond now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you great Blue Devil highlights all season long! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Care. Thanks to these two sponsors JSZ can bring you exciting Panther highlights all season long!
JSZ Game Balls come to Wayne Hills, Shore Regional
As the spring sports season comes to a close, JSZ is wrapping up our Game Ball honorees as we visit the state and honor great baseball and softball performances. It was great to spend time with Wayne Hills and Shore Regional prior to their season finales. Congratulations to Jenna Maguire and Sophia Fedak for winning our fan polls earlier this year: Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
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Rumson-Fair Haven 9 Wall 6 – South Jersey Group 2 Boys Semifinals Kiel Forlenza scored three straight goals in the third quarter to give RFH a second-half cushion they would never relinquish. The Bulldogs will host #8 seed Somerville in the South Jersey Group 2 Finals on Saturday. JSZ has highlights from Tuesday night in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is made possible by our friends at ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch Watchung Hills 17 Westfield 8 – North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Semifinal Westfield and Watchung played a tight first quarter, but a offensive explosion form the Warriors became unstoppable in the second half. Gavin DeFuria, Chris Clintock, Brian Richmond and Joe Rica all score hat tricks, and Watchung Hills is now on their way to the North Group 4 Final. Check out highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great Blue Devil highlights all year long! Allentown 15 Jackson Liberty 4 – Central Group 3 Semifinals – Girls No. 12 in the NJ Top 20 Allentown in route to their second straight Central Group 3 Title Game after a dominating 15-4 win over fourth seed Jackson Liberty. The first seeded Red Birds were led by Rutgers bound Senior Marin Hartshorn who had 2 goals and 4 assists. Allentown will rematch fellow Top 20 team, second seed Notre Dame. The Irish beat them in the big game last season, but so far this year the Red Birds have ND’s number beating them twice in 2018. One of those coming in the regular season and then in the Mercer County Tournament semifinals. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown coverage year- round on JSZ!
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(8) Somerville 9 (12) Hopewell Valley 8 – South Jersey Group 2 Semifinals – Boys TJ Sanchez scored two of his three goals in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner with 1:13 left in the game as the Pioneers outscored Hopewell Valley 3-0 in the 4th quarter to get to the South Jersey Group 2 Finals. Nolan Crognale had a stellar six-goal effort for the Bulldogs and his sixth tally gave Hopewell Valley an 8-6 lead after three quarters. But Somerville’s defense did not yield any goals in the fourth and the Pioneers will face the winner of Rumson-Fair Haven and Wall for the South Jersey Group 2 championship. Watch the highlights of an outstanding game from Tuesday night: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hopewell Valley is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates (2) Notre Dame 12 (3) Colts Neck 5 – Central Group 3 Semifinals – Girls On the brink of returning to the Central Group 3 Title Game defending sectional champs Notre Dame did not disappoint. The second seed Irish took on third seed Colts Neck in a battle that got going from the opening face off. The Cougars would strike first to begin the game, but ND hit their stride thanks to Maddie Rizzuto who had a hat trick at the end of the first half to give the Irish a 7-2 lead at the break. Soon after more Notre Dame scorers joined in as Nikki Phillips, Ava Scudillo and Gabbie Skowrosnki all picked up a pair of goals to lead their team back to the Central Group 3 Championship. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Notre Dame coverage year- round on JSZ! Thanks to HIT Training for all of our Colts Neck coverage!
Schnackenberg Fairy Tale: Syracuse Softball Commit Peyton Schnackenberg’s Story
Everyone in the Skyland Conference softball community knows Peyton Schnackenberg. She’s a quick, rise ball throwing pitcher committed to Syracuse University. But who is Peyton really? What is her story? Our very own Courtney DuPont got the inside scoop. Check out the “Schnackenberg Fairy Tale,” and learn more about this impressive New Jersey softball talent. Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you great features like this all year long!
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Raritan 1 Rumson-Fair Haven 0 (9 innings) – Central Jersey Group 2 Shawn O’Hea delivered the walk-off game-winner in the bottom of the 9th as the Rockets got a nine-inning complete game shutout from Zack Johnston to advance to the quarterfinals in Central Jersey Group 2. Johnston and Alex Burnett were locked in a tremendous pitcher’s duel. Burnett exited the game after seven innings and reaching his pitch count. Johnston wiggled out of a bases-loaded jam in the top of the 7th and threw just 99 pitches in his nine-inning gem. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a great Shore Conference battle in the state playoffs: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch. Great Raritan moments are possible thanks to our friends at BCB Bayshore – Your Community Bank Sayreville 2 Princeton 0 – Central Group 4 The opening round of the Central Group 4 State Tournament saw a great pitching battle between 13th seed Princeton and fourth seeded Sayreville. In the first two innings Ben Amon for Princeton and Christian Aich for Sayreville both had six strike outs. The Bombers would put 2 runs on the board with a sac fly and a double from Anthony Gambardella to advance to the quarterfinals where they will face fifth seed Old Bridge who eliminated them for the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton coverage on JSZ! Schalick 4 Cape May Tech – South Jersey Group 1 Ethan Long’s RBI double in the bottom of the 7th plated the game-winner. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel brings us the highlights:
Montgomery Softball Prepares for a Rematch after CJG4 Win over West Windsor-Plainsboro
Montgomery 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro 1 – Schnackenberg 10 Strikesouts After five and a half innings of scoreless play, the Montomgery Cougars got on the scoreboard with a 1-0 lead, only to be matched in the top of the seventh by the Pirates. Luckily for the Cougars, Tori Ferraiolo and Sierra Cooper mastered the “base hit & bunt over” combo just in time for Kylie Karsay’s walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh. Check out full highlights of this game now: Sponsor ALERT! Coverage of Montgomery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this great sponsor JSZ will bring you great highlights of the cougars all year long.
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Ridgewood 6 Bridgewater-Raritan 5 | North Group 4 Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinals No. 4 Bridgewater hosted the No. 5 Ridgewood in today’s North Group 4 Quarterfinal. A back and forth battle ultimately resulted in the Maroons pulling off a one goal victory. Jack Barclay and Will Mollihan both contributed two goals for Ridgewood, leading their team to the Group 4 Semifinals next week where they will face the No. 1 seed, Hunterdon Central. Check out highlights now: Rumson-Fair Haven 17 Lacey 11 – South Jersey Group 2 Quarterfinals The Bulldogs scored six straight goals to break an 8-8 tie in the third quarter to advance to the South Jersey Group 2 semifinals. Jack Whitelaw led eight different Bulldog scorers with 5 goals and an assist. RFH will host Wall on Wednesday with a spot in the sectional finals on the line. JSZ has highlights of RFH’s second-half outburst on a rainy Saturday afternoon: Jersey Sports Zone thanks ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven High School coverage! CBA 16 Paul VI 4 – Non-Public “A” First Round Luke Valentino and Michael Carroll had hat tricks as the Colts scored 8 goals in the first on the way to a convincing win at Middletown South High School’s turf field. The Colts move on to the quarterfinals where they will face Saint Peter’s Prep at home. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: (1) Summit 16 (9) West Windsor- Plainsboro North 1 – North 2 Group 3 Quarterfinals Being a defending state champion isn’t easy, but Summit sure makes it seem that way. Following a recent Union County Tournament Final win the no. 1 seeded Hilltoppers continued their quest on returning to the North 2 Group 3 Championship with a 16-1 victory over ninth seed West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Summit’s patience and ability to move the ball made them unstoppable in the first half as they took an 11-1 lead at the break. Katia Carnevale who had five goals was the driving force that allowed the Hilltoppers to keep that pressing tempo all game. The number one seeded team and tournament favorite will head to the semifinals on 5/22 to face fifth seed Roxbury. Watch the highlights now: Sponsors! Thank you to Equinox Fitness Clubs for sponsoring all of our Summit coverage on JSZ! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our year- round coverage of West Windsor- Plainsboro North!
Hopewell Valley Boys Lacrosse stuns Robbinsville to reach Group 2 Semifinals
(12) Hopewell Valley 6 (4) Robbinsville 5 – South Group 2 Quarterfinal The first meeting between twelfth seed Hopewell Valley and fourth seed Robbinsville ended with the Bulldogs suffering a 16-4 defeat. This time around in the South Group 2 quarterfinals they came out with a different mindset to take a 4-2 lead over Robbinsville at halftime. The Ravens would come roaring back to eventually take a 5-4 lead, but Hopewell answered right back to go ahead 6-5 and would finish the upset thanks to goalie Harry Meredith, who finished with 14 saves. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Robbinsville coverage on JSZ!
Alfano All-Access: Antonio Chooses BAMA
DECISION DAY Antonio Alfano has given a verbal commitment to play Division I football in the SEC for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Antonio made the announcement at Colonia High School and Jersey Sports Zone’s Alex Lorenzo produced the commitment video that was played as the big reveal: ALFANO ALL-ACCESS Leading up to his commitment, Colonia defensive end Antonio Alfano gave Jersey Sports Zone’s Alex Lorenzo an All-Access pass as he prepares for his senior season of high school football. Go in-depth with one of the nation’s top defensive prospects. Watch Alfano All-Access Episodes Now! Episode 4: “Let’s Eat!” Q & A with Antonio Alfano Episode 3: Field Work Episode 2: “The Last Rep” Episode 1: “How it Started” Coming this Friday: The Decision Antonio Alfano will make his college choice at 3:00 pm at Colonia High School
Watch Shore Conference Baseball First Round Highlights
Point Pleasant Boro 7 Marlboro 1 – Shore Conference Tournament First Round The Panthers pounded out 8 hits and 7 runs in the fourth inning to advance to the SCT’s Round of 16. Nick Guzzi pitched three scoreless innings and Sam Collins pitched four innings giving up one run to pick up the win. The #16 seed will face top seed CBA next week in the second round of the Shore Conference Tournament. JSZ has the highlights from Marlboro High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Marlboro is brought to you by Hit Training. Thanks to Tekart Builder/TwinBoro-AllShore and the Point Boro football parents club for sponsoring JSZ’s higlhights and features from Point Pleasant Boro Howell – 13 St. John Vianney – 0 Due to field conditions, 15th seeded Howell was forced to travel to Holmdel to take on 18th seeded St. John Vianney in the opening round of the Shore Conferene Tournament. The Rebels didn’t seem disturbed by the inconvenience, putting up a 7 run 1st inning led by home runs from Nick Ruszczyk and Brandon Matt. Mike Wynne pitched a 5 inning complete game strikeout with 8 K’s, as Howell got a 13-0 win on the road and adances to play Wall Township in the round of 16. Watch the highlights on JSZ! A special thanks to BCB Bayshore-Your Community Bank and Paver Restoration for sponsoring Saint John Vianney coverage on Jersey Sports Zone.
Watch 5.17 County Tournament Baseball Highlights!
Montgomery 5 Watchung Hills 3 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Montgomery takes out the #1, Ridge, and #5, Watchung Hills, in the Somerset County Baseball Tournament. The Cougars are heading to the Championship where they will play the Immaculata Spartans, but before that check out Ryan McKenna’s big day against Watchung Hills: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montgomery and Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ will bring you awesome Mercer County highlights all season long! Immaculata 2 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Tournament Semifinals Nolan Leger and Noah Jordan combined on a 5-hitter and the Spartans two-run third inning held up in a 2-1 win over Hillsborough at Diamond Nation. After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the 3rd, the Spartans got an RBI triple from Peter Gallo and an RBI infield single from Justin Pinckert to take the lead in the bottom of the 3rd. Leger and Jordan took care of the rest. Jordan threw 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief highlighted by four strikeouts to get the save. Immaculata will face Montgomery in the Somerset County Tournament finals. Watch the highlights of Immaculata’s 16th consecutive win!
Watch 5.17 State Playoff Lacrosse Highlights
(4) Monroe 11 (5) Hightstown 10 – Girls Group 4 Quarterfinals For the second year in a row two time defending Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Champions Monroe found themselves in a position to make school history in the Group 4 Quarterfinals. After falling short in the game a season ago the Falcons switched up the scenario and beat fifth seed Hightstown 11-10 to advance to the semifinals for the very first time. Monroe got ahead early thanks to Paige Gandy, who found net six times and were able to stay there thanks to a hat trick from Liz Skobelev. The Rams did not go down easy, they countered throughout the game all the way down to the final seconds, just running out of time at the end. Watch the highlights and the postgame interview with Paige Gandy: Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Monroe and Hightstown coverage on JSZ!
Loder proud to be trailblazer at Trinity Hall
Trinity Hall still has the label as the new kid on the block in Shore Conference Sports, but the Monarchs have built a strong sports foundation thanks to a senior class that helped blaze the trail. Catherine Loder made a significant impact in all three seasons. JSZ profiles the all-girls school’s first ever 100 goal scorer in lacrosse as she reflected on her four years at the Tinton Falls school and looks ahead to study engineering at the University of Michigan: Senior Makes School History in Lacrosse Tinton Falls, NJ – On Wednesday, May 2, senior Catherine Loder became the first lacrosse student-athlete in Trinity Hall history to reach 100 goals in her high school career. Loder, who graduates this June, is a multi-sport, straight-A student-athlete, playing basketball and lacrosse for four years and cross-country for two. Trinity Hall is a member of the Shore Conference, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) and the New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association (NJISAA), and competes against public, parochial, and independent schools in Monmouth County and throughout the state. Loder’s milestone 100th goal was reached at the school’s home game at Dorbrook Park vs. Shore Regional. Although the game was a loss for Trinity Hall, the team rallied around Loder to celebrate the achievement. ”Being the first player at Trinity Hall to score 100 goals in lacrosse is an honor I will never forget,” said Loder. “It is a testament to the hard work of my teammates and coaches and also to the growth of our lacrosse program here at Trinity Hall. I’m thankful to be a part of this special community.” Loder’s achievement of 100 high school career goals in lacrosse is notable because she was able to reach that milestone in a much shorter time than most other high school student-athletes. Ken Santos, athletic director, explained, “Trinity Hall opened in Fall 2013. We were accepted into the Shore Conference in Fall 2015. Since the conference does a two-year scheduling cycle, we were not eligible to play in the division or enter the tournaments in the 2015-2016 school year, playing only a handful of varsity games against comparable teams. In the 2016-2017 school year a new two-year cycle started, with games scheduled for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, so we were then included in the division and could play in the Shore Conference Tournaments if we qualified. Catherine’s accomplishment is significant because, as new members of the Shore Conference in 2016-2017, she has only played two full seasons of a varsity schedule whereas many who also achieve this milestone have played three or four years of varsity-level play.” “I have coached Catherine for all four years she has played lacrosse for the Monarchs,” said Dana Lenneper, lacrosse head coach. “She is one of the most talented athletes I’ve ever had the privilege to coach. She has the ability to take what you say to her and apply it to every game and practice. Beyond that, Catherine has a positive energy and attitude every day. It’s contagious. She is an amazing captain who always knows how to make her teammates come together and remain that way whether we win or lose. There are a million examples I can give about what makes her so special but one thing I know for sure is that she will be missed by both her team and, definitely, by her coaches. It was a wonderful moment for Catherine and our school. We couldn’t be more proud of her.” ”It was inspiring to witness Catherine score her 100th goal, an achievement of only the best athletes in the state,” said Mary Sciarrillo, head of school. Santos added, “These are the days that make coaching and being a part of athletics so rewarding: when an athlete such as Catherine is rewarded for her hard work and gets to enjoy that with her teammates and coaches.” Trinity Hall, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3), is an independent all-girls college preparatory high school, educating and empowering young women in the Catholic tradition. Trinity Hall’s core values of leadership, respect, perseverance and faith are foundational to their mission and work as educators. For more information, visit www.trinityhallnj.org. Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
Watch State Playoff Lacrosse Highlights from 5.16 now!
North Hunterdon 8 Morristown 5 – North Jersey Group 4 First Round The McMahon twins combined for nine points to give the #7 seed a three-goal win over Morristown and a date with #2 seed Watchung Hills in the North Jersey Group 4 quarterfinals. Jared McMahon had three goals and two assists and Connor McMahon had three goals and an assist to lead the way. JSZ’s Courtney DuPont has highlights from the opening round of states: Rumson-Fair Haven 18 Lawrence 2 – South Jersey Group 2 First Round Kurt Bruckmann scored four goals and Drew Shaw added a hat trick as the Bulldogs scored seven times in the first quarter on the way to a convincing win in the opening round of the state playoffs. 11 different RFH players found the net in the win. Next up for the #2 seed is a Saturday home game with #10 Lacey in the quarterfinals of South Jersey Group 2. Watch the highlights from a rainy Borden Stadium in Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrence is made possible by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates. Thanks to Servpro of Eatontown/Long Branch for allowing us to capture great moments from Rumson-Fair Haven sports all year long Wall 17 Lower Cape May 4 – South Jersey Group 2 1st Round Michael McIntyre had six goals and three assists to top the 100 point mark in his senior season as the Crimson Knights used the turf field of the Long Branch Green Wave to advance to the quarterfinals of the South Jersey Group 2 state playoffs. McIntyre now has 69 goals and 33 assists on the season. JSZ has highlights of Wall’s record-tying 13th win of the season: Eastern 10 Kingsway 7 – South Jersey Group 4 1st Round Shane Bakley scored four times to lead the #8 seed past #9 Kingsway in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 state tournament. Eastern gets the #1 seed Lenape in the SJ Group 4 quarterfinals. SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey:
JSZ stops by Florence to deliver a pair of South Jersey Game Balls!
Following an 11-0 loss to division rival New Egypt, Junior Payne Walachy helped Florence redeem themselves with a victory in an 11-10 against the Warriors. Walachy finished the day 3-5 and contributed 4 RBI’s. Sitting currently at 9-9 Payne will look to help the Flashes as postseason play is right around the corner: Take Our Poll Florence’s Sam Cartier is no stranger in the batter’s box. In her junior year Cartier is batting .485 and has driven in 18 runs in 2018. In the Flash’s game against Maple Shade Sam went 3-4 and finished the day with 4 RBI’s. Watch her acceptance speech: Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toms River North Three-Peats as OCT Champs!
Toms River North 7 Toms River East 1 Jon Giordano’s two-run homer started a six-run barrage in the second inning and Brendan Mullins threw six innings allowing just one unearned run to pace the Mariners to a third consecutive Ocean County Tournament title. Jared Bellissimo was named the OCT MVP and went 3-4 with an RBI in the final. JSZ has highlights and the postgame reaction of the championship game at Toms River South High School: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success. Thanks to Peak Coaching for allowing us to showcase great moments from TRN all year long!
Raritan beats Monmouth, weather to advance in state softball
Raritan 7 Monmouth Regional 0 – Central Jersey Group 2 First Round Erynn Boyle pitched a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Rockets busted open the game with a four-run fifth inning to advance in the NJSIAA state softball playoffs. Kristen Tigar was 3-3 with 2 runs, a double and an RBI and Sarah O’Leary launched a solo homer to get Raritan its 15th win of the season. The game was able to be completed with ominous skies and threatening weather just minutes away. JSZ has the highlights and a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball presentation to Annalesa DiLaurenzio: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Raritan is made possible by our friends at BCB-Bayshore, Your Community Bank Congratulations to Annalesa DiLaurenzio for winning a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball and thanks to all the great Rockets fans for voting. Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Watch 5.14 Mercer County Tournament Baseball Semifinal Highlights
(3) Nottingham 4 (7) Princeton 2 After a rain delay the Mercer County Semifinals finally got under way with third seed Nottingham taking on seventh seed Princeton. The North Stars relied on Monmouth University bound Ace Nick Houghton at the mound. Houghton served up 10 strike outs and allowed just 2 earned runs on 5 hits on top of an RBI blast in the bottom of the sixth to send Nottingham to the Mercer County Tournament Championship Game. They will face number one seed Hopewell Valley, watch the highlights and our post game interview with Nick Houghton now: (1) Hopewell Valley 9 (5) Hun 0 Top seeded Hopewell Valley has put on an impressive performance in the Mercer County Tournament. With one win separating them from a trip to the Title Game, the top seeded Bulldogs exploded early against fifth seed Hun to take a 6-0 lead in the fourth. Andy Blake would shut down the Raider offense, allowing just 3 hits, no earned runs and picked up 9 strike outs. Hopewell will take on third seed Nottingham in the championship. Watch the highlights below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham, Princeton, Hopewell Valley and Hun coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Governor Livingston wins 17th straight to claim Union County title
Governor Livingston 6 Westfield 2 – Union County Finals Jack Pedini broke a 2-2 tie in the top of the 6th inning and the Highlanders added three more insurance runs in the 7th to win the Union County Title over the #1 seed. DJ Gonnelli threw six shutout innings after a two-run first and scattered five hits and struck out five with no walks in a complete game gem. The Highlanders have won 17 games in a row and stand at 20-2-1 on the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Kean University: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Westfield is made possible by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks for your support and allowing us to bring you great Westfield highlights all year long!
Hunterdon Central Wins Their First HWS Title in Five Years!
Hunterdon Central 9 Voorhees 3 – HWS County Baseball Championship Hunterdon Central has been a Mid-State baseball power for decades, but recently the Devils have failed to win a HWS Title. Luckily, the 2018 team ended the five year drought. Junior lefty, Joey DeChiaro, kept the Voorhees Vikings off balance at the plate, while Pete Cuifreda and Peter Cosentino contributed multiple hits and RBIs for the Red Devils who defeated the Vikes 9-3. Check out highlights of the HWS Final now:
Vote now for Shore Game Balls!
It’s time to honor outstanding performances from the diamond. Thanks to our friends at Monmouth Building Center, we’ll have 10 top nominees every week from Shore Conference baseball and softball. Cast your votes NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll pay a visit to a mid-week game or practice and make a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball presentation. Coaches can always nominate a player – just email rich@jerseysportszone before Saturday night: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Stellar pitching efforts headline this week’s North Jersey Game Ball Nominees
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player.
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 5.13!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote for This Week’s Mid-State Game Balls
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball: Take Our Poll Softball: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Manasquan boys, RFH girls claim Shore Conference Lax Crowns
Manasquan 11 CBA 3 – SCT Boys Final Canyon Birch scored his 100th goal of 2018 as part of a five-point game as the Warriors avenged a 6-4 regular season loss to top the #1 seed and earn a second straight Shore Conference championship. Ryan Anderson scored four goals and Mike LaPoint had 12 saves to lead Manasquan who handed CBA their first loss of the season. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Rumson-Fair Haven 11 Manasquan 7 – SCT Girls Final Gill Curran scored three first-half goals and freshman Chase Boyle added a pair of scores in the second half to give RFH a remarkable sixth consecutive SCT title. Manasquan rallied from 5-2 down in the first half to tie the game at 6. Curran’s third goal of the game gave Rumson a 7-6 lead at the half. Jenna Harms second goal of the game got the Warriors within 8-7, but RFH closed the game out with three straight goals. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Monmouth University: Thank you to ServPro of Eatontown-Long Branch for sponsoring our Rumson-Fair Haven coverage and allowing us to capture great moments from RFH sports!
Hunterdon Central Wins Their Second Straight HWS Title
Hunterdon Central Delaware Valley – HWS County Tournament Final For the second straight year the Hunterdon Central Red Devils take home the HWS Title! Today’s standouts where once again Salvatore Lentine and Brian Mitrow. Lentine was today’s MVP with 4 goals and 6 assists, while Mitrow had a hat trick and three assists as well. Check out full highlights of this county final now:
Watch Highlights from the Somerset County Softball Final now!
Montgomery 3 Hillsborough 1 – Somerset County Softball Final Hillsborough made it to this year’s Somerset County Championship for the first time in three years as the number one seed, while Montogmery [the three seed] lost the title last season to Bridgewater-Raritan. Both teams were hungry for this win, but in the end it all came down to mistakes in the field and pitching. Montogmery’s Peyton Schnackenberg did cost her team a run in the third inning after a wild pitch, but she made up for it with 11 strikeouts. Schnackenberg was also one strike shy of a no-hitter, and her performance took a major role in the Cougars 3-1 win over the Raiders. Check out highlights now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough and Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you great Cougar and Raider highlights all season long!
Manchester rallies at Brick, JSZ gives Game Ball to Anja Kane
Manchester 7 Brick Township 6 – Shore Conference Softball The Hawks rallied from 5-2 down with a two-run homer from Amanda Pati and a three-run sixth inning to score a road win at Brick. Alexis Anderson drove in the game-winning run to cap off the rally. JSZ has the highlights of a great Shore Conference battle: Anja Kane wins JSZ Game Ball Following the Hawks 7-6 win, JSZ was proud to present Anja Kane with a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball for her two-homer game earlier in the season. Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Luke Attanasi of Hammonton wins JSZ South Jersey Game Ball
Luke Attanasi has been a contributing factor to Hammonton’s 11-6 season this year. The Junior is second and hits for the Blue Devils with 13 RBI’s and has a .311 batting average. In his game against Burlington Township Luke went 2-3 with a home run and 2 RBI’s to give Hammonton a 12-1 victory. It is because of this effort the fans have voted him Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball winner! Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul VI’s Emily MacGibeny wins Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball
In just her sophomore year Paul VI’s Emily MacGibeny is already one of South Jersey’s players to watch. With a .481 batting average that includes 4 home runs and 3 triples she is on track to have 100 hits by the end of her high school career. In PVI’s game against Sterling Emily went 5-5 with 2 triples and a double to take home our South Jersey Game Ball. Watch her exciting ceremony now: Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com
JSZ Awards 2 Somerville Softball Players with Mid-State Game Balls
Julia LaFrankie and Christina Tonky – Combined Mid-State Game Ball Ceremony This combined Game Ball Ceremony honors two outstanding performances by the Somerville players. First, in the Somerville vs Pingry game, Julia LaFrankie owned the plate with three hits, four RBIs, and one homer. Her standout game at the plate helped the Pioneers take down Big Blue 15-0. Additionally in Somerville’s game against Bernards, Christina Tonky had four hits and three RBIs, which lead her team to an 18-5 victory over the Mountaineers. Check out this game ball ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 1,000 Take Our Poll Total Votes: 7, 989
Phillipsburg’s Nick Helman is a Mid-State Game Ball Winner!
Nick Helman | Phillipsburg | Mid-State Game Ball Ceremony Nick went 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs in this year’s annual P-Burg vs Easton Game. This special rivalry has held up for decades, and Helman’s performance was nothing short of impressive. Check out Nick’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 3,068 Sponsor Alert! Coverage of P-Burg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this sponsor JSZ can bring you great Liner highlights all season long!
Check out more JSZ LAX County Tournament Highlights from 5.10 now!
Princeton Day 9 Hightstown 3 – Mercer County Final Second seed Princeton Day grabbed their third straight Mercer County Tournament title with a 9-3 victory over top seeded Hightstown. The Panthers gave Head Coach Rich D’Andrea a send off to remember as senior captain Elon Tuckman added 2 goals in the 3 peat. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Princeton Day School and Hightstown coverage! CBA 14 Rumson-Fair Haven 8 – Shore Conference Semifinals Trailing 7-6 in the 3rd quarter, CBA put together eight straight goals to reach the Shore Conference championship game. Michael Carroll paced the Colts with six goals, Luke Valentino had a hat trick and freshman Kyle Aldridge added two goals and two assists. JSZ has the highlights of CBA’s huge second half outburst at Long Branch High: Manasquan 12 Southern Regional 0 – Shore Conference Semifinals Canyon Birch had six goals and two assists as the Warriors used a seven-goal third quarter to get the Warriors in the SCT Finals for a third straight year. Birch stands at 98 goals on the season, setting a single season scoring record in the Shore Conference. Manasquan will face CBA in Saturday’s championship game in a rematch of a regular season battle that saw the Colts emerge. Watch highlights of Squan’s semifinal win at Long Branch High: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch Delaware Valley 15 North Hunterdon 9 – HWS Semifinals Delaware Valley took on the North Hunterdon Lions in the HWS County Tournament Lacrosse Semifinals for the second straight year, and similarly to last year the Terriers dominated offensively. Tyler Neal scored 5 for the dogs, leading his team to a rematch this weekend against Hunterdon Central for the HWS County Title. Check out highlights of this game now: Lawrenceville 13 Allentown 2 – Mercer County Final Girls The Mercer County Girls Final was a rematch of a close regular season game between top seed Lawrenceville and second seed Allentown. In their last meeting Lawrenceville just pulled away in a late 11-10 victory. However, Big Red was dominant from start to finish. They took a 5-1 lead at halftime before Georgetown commit Annabelle Albert would add three goals for a hat trick to help Lawrenceville repeat as Mercer County Champions. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville and Allentown coverage!
Watch 5.9 County Tournament Baseball Highlights
(3) Nottingham 9 (6) Trenton Catholic 2 – Mercer County Quarterfinals The quarterfinal round of the Mercer County Tournament saw No. 6 Trenton Catholic taking on No. 3 Nottingham. The North Stars took control early with a 6 run first inning that set the tone of the game. Phil Rojek on the hill for Nottingham had 5 strikeouts and gave up just 1 run to advance to the semifinals where they will face No. 7 Princeton on 5/12. Watch the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Nottingham and Trenton Catholic coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Point Beach’s Kells gets 100th career hit, throws 2-hitter at Mater Dei
Point Pleasant Beach 13 Mater Dei Prep 0 (5 innings) – Shore Conference Kylee Kells had two hits and three RBI’s to reach 100 career hits and threw a complete game 2-hitter with nine strikeouts to lead Point Pleasant Beach to a dominating win on the road. Point Pleasant Beach is now 12-2 on the season thanks to a four-run first inning and a five-run frame in the fourth. JSZ has highlights of the Garnet Gulls win in Middletown: Double Game Ball Ceremony! Following the game, JSZ had a pair of Game Ball ceremonies. Kylee Kells of Point Pleasant Beach and Mater Dei Prep’s Gina Giaramata won Monmouth Building Center Game Balls from earlier in the season. Watch two great presentations! Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Watch JSZ’s County Tournament Lacrosse Highlights from 5.8!
Watchung Hills 11 Montgomery 6 – Somerset County Semifinal – Brendan Dreyer 4 Goals Montgomery fought off Pingry last week in the Somerset Tournament’s Quarterfinals, but they could not overcome the power that is Watchung Hills today in the Semis. The Warriors outscored the Cougars 11-6; Brendan Dreyer scored a hat trick and Chris Clintock assisted on two goals and scored two himself. Check out full highlights of this game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Montogmery is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you exciting Cougar highlights all season long!
Johnson’s Victoria Zatko is a Mid-State Game Ball Winner!
Victoria Zatko Game Ball Ceremony. Victoria won the Mid-State Game Ball after an outstanding performance against Scotch Plains-Fanwood where she had four hits, three RBIs, and two homers, driving her team to victory! Check out Victoria’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 5,649
Allie Bridgman of Hightstown gets her JSZ South Jersey Game Ball!
Allie Bridgman has put together an impressive performance on the mound this year racking up 84 strike outs and well on her way to 100 in just her sophomore year. In her game against Ewing on 4/14 Allie finished the day with 12 strike outs and just 2 earned runs in the 6-0 shut out. She is Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball winner, watch her ceremony below: Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hightstown coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Alyna Balewitz of Lawrenceville wins Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball
Freshman Alyna Balewitz of Lawrencville has started off her first year with a bang. In 2018 has been a force on offense knocking in 12 runs, scoring 15 and a .308 batting average to match. In her game against rival Hill (PA) Alyna went 2-3 with a triple and a homerun to finish with 3 RBI’s. She is Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball performer of the week. Watch her ceremony now: Take Our Poll Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: email@example.com Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Gill St. Bernard’s Ryan Morash Wins Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball! Watch Presentation
Ryan Morash went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with 6 RBI’s in Gill St. Bernard’s win over Belvedere. Ryan was awarded JSZ’s North Jersey Game Ball for his performance. Make sure to come back to Jersey Sports Zone every Sunday to vote for Game Ball Performers! If there is a North Jersey player you would like to nominate for the game ball, email your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org Take Our Poll Coming up on Sunday, we’ll have another 10 nominees each from Baseball and Softball in North Jersey up for Alex Lorenzo’s Game Ball. The polls open on Sunday at 9:00 am and close on Tuesday at 3:00 pm. Make sure to Vote! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Hermits win Top 20 showdown with 4-3 win vs. Clearview
Saint Augustine 4 Clearview 3 Kevin Foreman’s RBI double in the sixth inning was the game winner as the Hermits came from behind to score a one-run win at home over Clearview. Saint Augustine is currently ranked #6 in the latest state polls. Watch the highlights of the Hermits win over #16 Clearview from SNJ Today’s Mike Frankel:
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Delbarton – 9 Mountain Lakes – 5 | Morris County Championship The Delbarton School came into Tuesday night’s Morris County Final boasting 5 consecutive County Championships to go along with a current No. 1 ranking in The NJ Top 20. Despite that, the Green Wave was still able to find motivation in an underdog mentality. Seeded No. 2 behind Mountain Lakes in the tournament, Delbarton was out to prove that it was once again the very best in Morris County. Michael Long scored a hat trick, and Yale bound goalie Miles Leniw had an incredible 14 saves, as The Green Wave made it a six-beat, taking down Mountain Lakes 9-5 to capture the Morris County Crown. Watch highlights and post game of Delbarton and Mountain Lakes on JSZ! North Hunterdon 12 Phillipsburg 11 (OT) – Boys LAX H/W/S County Quarterfinals Looking for an exciting county tournament lacrosse game? Check out this overtime thriller! North Hunterdon and Phillipsburg ride a roller coaster of emotions in this one, but it was the Lions who came away with the win. The McMahon twins combined for a total of 8 goals, including the game winner in OT. Check out highlights of this exciting game now: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Phillipsburg is brought to you by the Garnet Booster Club. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you exciting Liner highlights all season long! Rumson-Fair Haven 10 Wall 9 – Shore Conference Tournament Quarterfinals Peter Lucas scored a pair of goals including what proved to be the game-winner as the RFH Bulldogs were able to make a last-second defensive stand to give them a spot in the SCT semifinals and a date with #1 seed CBA. Wyatt Feinberg led the RFH attack with four goals. Wall was led by Jack Textor and Will Forte who had three goals apiece. Watch the highlights from a great quarterfinal showdown in Rumson: Thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs Red Bank Catholic 10 Freehold Township 5 – SCT Girls Quarterfinals Abi George scored back to back goals in the span of 48 seconds to give the Caseys a second-half cushion and earn a spot in the Shore Conference semifinals. The #2 seed will face #3 Manasquan on Thursday in the SCT Semifinals at Ocean Township High School. Kristen Pezzullo had a five-point game with a goal and four assists. Mackenzie Boyle and Grace Gargiulo both scored hat tricks to help the Caseys reach the 18-1 mark. JSZ has highlights from Red Bank; Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible by Playa Bowls of Red Bank Allentown 5 Notre Dame 2 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls The second meeting between second seed Allentown and third seed Notre Dame did not disappoint as fans were treated to a tight defensive battle that also featured some dominating scoring from the Red Bird’s three sport standout and Rutger’s Girls Lacrosse commit Marin Hartshorn. Hartshorn found net four times to advance Allentown to the Mercer County Tournament final to face top seed Lawrenceville on 5/8 at West Windsor- Plainsboro North. Watch the highlights now: Lawrenceville 15 Princeton 7 – Mercer County Semifinals Girls No. 1 seed Lawrenceville has punched a ticket to the Mercer County Tournament Championship after a 15-7 win over fourth seed Princeton. Big Red was led by Georgetown bound Annabelle Albert who scored 5 goals. The title game will feature a rematch between Lawrenceville and No. 2 Allentown, the first meeting was an 11-10 thriller with the Red Birds falling just short at the end so expect some physical action on 5/10. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown, Notre Dame, Lawrenceville and Princeton coverage all year round on JSZ!!
Cummings Scores Four to Give Purple Roses Road Lax Win
Saint Rose 9 Trinity Hall 5 Kailah Cummings had a career-high four goals and one assist to lead the Purple Roses to a season sweep of the Monarchs. Colleen Kelly and Catherine Loder scored two goals apiece for the Monarchs who honored four seniors prior to the game including Loder. Olivia Stoddard scored her 22nd goal for Saint Rose and Olivia Peters added two goals as the Purple Roses pick up their 6th win of the year. JSZ has the highlights from Dorbrook Park: Jersey Sports Zone is excited to have Trinity Hall join our team as one of our sponsors. JSZ will have highlights and features of the Monarchs sports programs all year long. Visit trinityhallnj.org to learn more about Monmouth County’s independent college preparatory high school in the Catholic tradition
An RBC Repeat! Caseys win MCT for second straight year
Red Bank Catholic 5 Saint Rose 1 – Monmouth County Tournament Championship Blaise Panzini struck out 9 over 5 innings and Nick Merlo had a pair of RBI’s to lead RBC to a second straight MCT title. David Glancy had two doubles and an RBI. He led off the bottom of the first with a double to left and scored the game’s first run on an RBI groundout. Glancy then sparked a three-run third inning with another double to left that plated a run. Merlo had an RBI single in the third and hit a ball over the left field fence that was ruled an RBI double to cap off the scoring. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws: A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for supporting JSZ’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic. Playa Bowls is the reason we are able to capture great moments like RBC’s Monmouth County title!
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Hopewell Valley 9 Ewing 0 – Mercer County Tournament Round 1 The opening round of the Mercer County Tournament featured No. 1 seed Hopewell Valley taking on No. 16 Ewing. While the Blue Devils came in riding their play- in victory against Trenton it was the top seeded Bulldogs that handled business as usual. Andrew Blake’s 7 strike out performance accompanied by his 2 runs scores an RBI was the difference maker to advance Hopewell Valley to the quarterfinal round where they will take on No. 9 Notre Dame. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthpaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley and Ewing coverage all year round on JSZ!
Meet JSZ’s Newest Mid-State Game Ball Winners now!
Somerville softball adds Miss Natalie Babalis to the Mid-State Game Ball Winners Club! Natalie had 4 hits, 2 RBI, and 1 double against Pingry. Check out Natalie’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 400 South Hunterdon’s Brian Torres had a big day for the Eagles last week and now joins the Mid-State Game Ball honorees. The team took down Bound Brook, and Torres pitched a complete game. He also added 4 hits and 4 RBI to help South Hunterdon seal the deal. Check out Brian’s Game Ball Ceremony now: Take Our Poll Total Votes: 5,919 Congrats to Dave Olsakowski of Bridgewater-Raritan High School for winning Courtney’s Mid-State Game Ball after an outstanding performance against Westfield. Dave made his varsity debut in this matchup and started his career off strong with 2 hits, 2 stolen bases and an RBI. Check out Dave’s ceremony now! Take Our Poll Total Votes: 17,616 Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Ortho and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these sponsors JSZ will bring you great moments from Panther Athletics all season long!
Toms River North Advances to Ocean County Semi-Finals
TR North – 11 Pinelands – 0 | Ocean County Tournament | Jared Bellissimo 7K’s 0 Runs Senior left hander Jared Bellissimo pitched all 5 innings, struck out 7, and allowed 0 runs as 2nd seeded Toms River North took out 10th seeded Pinelands 11-0 in 5 innings. The Mariners now advance to the Ocean County Semi-Finals where they will face fellow A-South rival Jackson Memorial next saturday. Justin Schaff was 2-for-2 with a 2B and 3 RBI’s in the win for The Mariners. Watch Highlights of Toms River North vs Pinelands on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Toms River North is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
Vote for this week’s JSZ Shore Game Balls!
It’s time to honor outstanding performances from the Diamond. Thanks to our friends at Monmouth Building Center, we’ll have 10 top nominees every week from Shore Conference baseball and softball. Cast your votes NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. We’ll pay a visit to a mid-week game or practice and make a Monmouth Building Center Game Ball presentation. Coaches can always nominate a player – just email rich@jerseysportszone before Saturday night Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Monmouth Building Center in Shrewsbury has been honoring Shore Conference athletes for the past four years. Thanks to the team at Monmouth Building Center for giving us the chance to honor great Shore kids in football, basketball, baseball and softball.
Vote for Courtney’s Mid-State Game Balls!
Each week JSZ will bring you ten nominations, both baseball & softball, for our weekly Mid-State Game Ball Award. These nominations are composed of athletes who had top, player of the week-worthy, performances across the Mid-State. Vote for your favorite athlete now, and this week’s winner will be awarded a JSZ Game Ball & Game Ball Ceremony. (Polls close Tuesday at 3PM) Baseball Poll: Take Our Poll Softball Poll: Take Our Poll Reminder! You can always nominate a deserving player for a Game Ball! Just email Courtney DuPont (email@example.com) with the following information: The player’s Name The player’s School The game/date played this week The player’s stats for that game
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 5.6!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball players of South Jersey! Each week Nery Rodriguez will nominate 10 players from the South Jersey area, the winner will receive a Jersey Sports Zone game ball on camera at practice as part of their ceremony! Voting closes at 3 p.m. Tuesday so cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote for Alex’s North Jersey Game Ball: Baseball & Softball May 6th
Each week, JSZ’s Alex Lorenzo posts ten nominees from outstanding performances from baseball and softball in the Big North and GMC conferences. Voting is open now through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winner of the poll will get a JSZ Game Ball presented to them with their teammates. Baseball Poll Take Our Poll Softball Poll Take Our Poll Coaches & Fans: You can nominate your top performer every week. Just drop a line to email@example.com no later than Saturday evening and we’ll nominate your player. Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Caseys use long ball to oust CBA, reach MCT finals
Red Bank Catholic 6 CBA 3 – Monmouth County Tournament Semifinals Ryan O’Hara hit two solo homers and Austin Nappi threw a complete game to get the Caseys back in the finals of the Monmouth County Baseball Tournament. RBC will face Saint Rose on Monday night at the home of the Lakewood BlueClaws seeking a second straight MCT title. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from a great rivalry game in Lincroft: A special thanks to Playa Bowls of Red Bank for allowing us to capture great RBC moments like the game you just saw. Go visit Playa Bowls in Red Bank and support our great partners!
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Hillsborough 11 Gill St. Bernards 5 – Somerset County Tournament Quarterfinals Gill St. Bernards was off to a hot start after Grace Belveridge pushed two runs across herself, but it was Hillsborough’s Karlie Manco who shined today. After making an error in the first inning, Manco responded with three hits, two doubles, a three run homer, and a total of five RBIs. Highlights of this one now available: Sponsor Alert! Coverage of Hillsborough is brought to you by Princeton Ortho. Thanks to Princeton Ortho JSZ will bring you Raider highlights all season long! Donovan Catholic 13 Middletown South 2 NJ’s #1 ranked team put together back to back 6-run frames in the 2nd and 3rd innings to dominate the Eagles. Linsday Nelson pitched three shutout innings and picked up her 500th career strikeout. JSZ has highlights from the team that is ranked #13 in the latest USA Today Super 25 National Poll: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Middletown South is made possible by our friends at Prown’s Windows & Doors Check back in later today for highlights of Somerville and Montgomery
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Summit – 8 Westfield – 5 | Union County Championship Westfield has reigned supreme in Union County, winning the last three Union County Championships. The Blue Devils were looking for a 4-Peat, but top seeded Summit had other plans. Nick Thomson continued a great post-season with a hat trick, and Will Vitton was terrific in net with 9 saves. Summit captures the Union County Championship with an 8-5 win over Westfield. Watch great highlights and post game from Clark on JSZ! Sponsor Shout-Out! JSZ’s coverage of Summit High is made possible by Equinox Fitness Clubs Coverage of Westfield is brought to you by Assemblyman Jon Bramnick. Thanks to this generous sponsor JSZ will bring you the best Blue Devil highlights all season long! Watchung Hills 5 Roxbury 2 – Connor James 2 Goals Defense was key in this matchup. After a scoreless first quarter, the Warriors finally broke through the Roxbury wall and led 3-1 at halftime. Connor James had two goals for Watchung, and they would ultimately take this win 5-2 over the Gaels. Check out full highlights now: Red Bank Regional 8 Shore Regional 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Girls First Round Meghan Murray scored the Bucs final two goals including the game-winner with :37 left in the game to give the Bucs a spot in the SCT quarterfinals. Murray finished with a hat-trick and freshman goalie Emily Dee made eight saves including three critical stops in the final five minutes. Shore was led by Ohio State signee Mary Kate George who had five goals. Red Bank Regional will face #1 seed Rumson-Fair Haven in the quarterfinals on Tuesday. JSZ has highlights of the exciting conclusion and post-game reaction: Ryser’s Landscape Supply is the reason we can bring you great moments from Red Bank Regional all year long. A special thanks to ServPro of Eatontown/Long Branch for supporting our coverage of the Rumson-Fair Haven Bulldogs on JSZ. Allentown 15 Hightstown 2- MCT Girls Quarterfinals Following a tough loss to No. 12 Bridgewater- Raritan, Allentown entered the Mercer County Tournament with some extra momentum. The second seed Red Birds coming off a 10 goal win in the opening round continued their success against No. 7 Hightstown. Freshman Alyssa Castellano was the difference maker, her 5 goal performance propelled Allentown to a 15-2 victory and a trip to the MCT Semifinals on 5/8. Watch the highlights now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and Hightstown coverage!