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Schenck’s milestone night leads MCT semifinal comeback for Lawrence
Fourth seed Lawrence (15-2) defeated top seed Lawrenceville (9-5) 4-1 to advance to the Mercer County Tournament Final. Despite Big Red taking a 1-0 lead to begin the third quarter, Princeton University commit Talia Schenck answered back with four goals for Lawrence as they halt Lawrenceville’s hopes of a fifth straight MCT Title. Schenck became the first player in state history to eclipse 100 goals in a single season, she entered the match with 97. The Cardinals will take on third seed Princeton Day. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights and postgame reaction: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrence and Lawrenceville coverage.
JSZ Week 7 Football Game Ball Polls are Live!
We’re beyond the halfway mark of the 2021 New Jersey high school football season and Jersey Sports Zone’s statewide Game Ball polls are still going! Our team of MMJ’s are highlighting batches of stellar performances with game ball voting where players in every corner of the state are honored on a weekly basis. Did we miss a player? Don’t hesitate to reach out to our MMJ’s below. The polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. Thanks to everyone for voting! South Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Mike Frankel: MikeFrankel@jerseysportszone.com North Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Jay Cook: Jay@jerseysportszone.com Central Jersey Future nominations can be submitted to Nery Rodriguez: Nery@jerseysportszone.com
Watch Thursday 9.9 JSZ Soccer Highlights
JSZ continues to put girls soccer in the spotlight in the opening week of the season. In addition to our OceanFirst Bank Game of the Week, we’ve got two more great matchups on the pitch on a rainy Thursday in New Jersey. Get your JSZ All-Access pass to watch the highlights Red Bank Catholic 3 […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
Final Week of 2021 Spring Game Balls!
It’s time to vote on the best performances from the sixth week of the spring season. Our Week 6 baseball and softball polls, our final of the season, are now open. Get those votes in often before the polls close on Tuesday at 3 p.m.! The JSZ team will present the Game Balls to the winners at a practice or game later in the week. South Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Jersey Sports Zone’s South Jersey Game Ball polls are brought to you by NJM Insurance! Central Jersey Submit future nominations to email@example.com. North Jersey Submit future nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrenceville Tunes Up for ESPNU Game with Season-Opening Win
Opening week of lacrosse continues in New Jersey. Lawrenceville gets ready for a national TV game this Friday with a season opening win at home over CBA. JSZ has the highlights – watch it now with your All-Access pass Lawrenceville 11 CBA 6 The Big Red outscored the Colts 7-2 in the second half to […] To access this post, you must purchase an All Access Pass. You can log in here or purchase an All Access Pass here. Become an All Access Pass Holder. You will be redirected to login or purchase page.
It’s Selection Saturday! Watch JSZ’s Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show
Jersey Sports Zone reveals the brackets for the Last Dance Baseball Tournament. We’ve got all the matchups as 222 teams try to be the last team standing in Trenton on July 30. In case you missed our live show, check out all the brackets plus interviews with players and coaches around the state. The spring sports season was taken away from New Jersey high school athletes but thanks to an extraordinary effort by the New Jersey high school baseball community, sports is coming back and Garden State diamond squads get an incredible summer tournament for One Last Dance. JSZ presents the Last Dance Baseball Tournament Selection Show. Just like the NCAA Baseball Tournament, we have all the brackets, matchups and interviews with coaches and players from around the state. Click on the video below to watch the reveal of the 222 teams that will play in 32 different regions. Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Last Dance Baseball Tournament is made possible by Sterling National Bank. We will have coverage of all nine days of the Tournament starting on July 14 with pool play around the state About the Last Dance Tournament 222 teams, 32 regions. Every team is guaranteed three games in modified pool play. Regions with four teams will play round robin with the best record advancing to the 32-team single elimination tournament that begins in week two. Eight team regions will have modified pool play in the first two days. Teams with 2-0 records will meet up on the final day to determine the region winner. While all the teams are varsity baseball players, the tournament is not associated with the NJSIAA and school uniforms will not be worn. A lot of teams were not allowed to use their school name or nickname which is why you’ll see a lot of different names in the brackets. Last Dance Tournament NORTH BRACKETS SOUTH BRACKETS
Lawrenceville’s Olivia Koch – Princeton LAX Commit
During her three years at Lawrenceville, Olivia Koch has racked up 126 goals, won 85 ground balls and has helped lead Big Red to a Mercer County Tournament title in each of those seasons. In the 2019 MCT Final, Koch found net six times, tying a career and season high. She will remain a familiar name in Mercer County as she heads to Princeton University in the Fall. Check out her Junior year highlights and her six goal performance against Princeton below: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville coverage.
Watch Wednesday 1.22 JSZ Basketball Highlights
Jersey Sports Zone brings you two games from Wednesday night hoops featuring some top prospects. Taj Thweatt and Wildwood Catholic tangled with St. Augustine while the dynamic duo of Olivia Miles and Dominique Darius of Blair Academy showed why they are two of the highest-ranked recruits in the class of 2021. Watch highlights from both games now! Wildwood Catholic 82 St. Augustine 43 | Boys The Crusaders sent a message to the Hermits with an emphatic win in this highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League showdown. Taj Thweatt dominated on both ends of the floor, finishing with a game-high 28 points and 19 rebounds. Jacob Hopping was on fire as well, going for 22 points for Catholic. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights and reaction from North Wildwood: Blair Academy 72 Lawrenceville 27 | Girls Olivia Miles had 16 points and Dominique Darius added 14 to lead the Bucs to a dominant road win. Miles and Darius are two of the highest-ranked recruits in the class of 2021 and they showed off their skills. Watch JSZ’s highlights featuring some dazzling passes by Miles who is the #2 ranked recruit nationally as a junior: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring JSZ’s coverage of Lawrenceville
Diggs wins Zoneman, Schiano speaks at JSZ Football Banquet
The third annual JSZ Football Banquet featured the top players in New Jersey, an inspiring JSZ Courage Award and Rutgers head coach Greg Schiano opening our ceremony. It all capped off with Woodrow Wilson’s Fadil Diggs winning the Zoneman Trophy. Watch Jersey Sports Zone’s team coverage now! Rutgers Greg Schiano speaks at third annual Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet The top high school football players from every part of New Jersey were assembled at the Delta Hotel in Woodbridge for the JSZ Football Banquet. Before the highlights of the 2019 JSZ All-Zone team, Rutgers head football coach Greg Schiano got things started with a great message to the honorees. The Scarlet Knights have made it known that recruiting the best players in -state is a top priority. Schiano was joined by assistant coaches Nunzio Campanile and Fran Brown to celebrate New Jersey’s best on the gridiron: Fadil Diggs wins JSZ Zoneman Trophy Woodrow Wilson defensive end and wide receiver Fadil Diggs took home the JSZ Zoneman Trophy. The Texas A&M commit helped lead the Tigers to a South Group 3 Regional Championship and won the balloting among NJ head football coaches and statewide media members. St. Joe-Hammonton running back Jada Byers was the runnerup. Byers and Diggs had equal first-place votes but Fadil was on nine more ballots in the Heisman style voting which gave him the top honor: The Zoneman Trophy was presented by NJM Insurance. Thanks to NJM’s Joe Dotro for being on hand to honor the best players in New Jersey! Zoneman Voting Name High School 1st 2nd 3rd Total Fadil DiggsWoodrow Wilson252411134 Jada ByersSt. Joe-Hammonton251610117 Jalen BergerDon Bosco Prep13182499 Cody SimonSaint Peter's Prep12142080 Luke WyplerSt. Joe-Montvale251026 Kyle MonangaiDon Bosco Prep42521 Thanks to everyone from around the state who was part of the Zoneman process Zoneman Ballots JSZ Staff: Rich Chrampanis, Nery Rodriguez, Mike Frankel, Jay Cook Statewide Media: Chris Melvin, Asbury Park Press, Dave McCarthy, McCarthy Report, Todderick Hunt, NJ.Com, Bob Badders, Shore Sports Network, Kevin Minnick, NJ.Com, Andrew Koob, NJ.Com, Pat Lanni, NJ.Com, JJ Conrad, NJ.Com, Mike McGarry, Press of Atlantic City, Ryan Patti, Rivals.Com, Tom Williams, PrimeEvents.Net, Tom McGurk, Courier-Post, Brian Carr, NorthJerseySports.Com, Shawn Brown, 247 Sports, GMC Gridiron, Joe Zedalis, NJ.Com, Mike Kinney, NJ.Com, Mike Fenske, MJF Recruiting, Brian Dohn, 247 Sports, JP Parachini, Worrell Media Coaches: John McKenna, DePaul Catholic, Vito Campanile, Bergen Catholic, Dallas Whitaker, Somerville, Dan Russo, Vineland, Pete Lancetta, St. Augustine Prep, Jim Raso, Hammonton, Tim Gushue, Shawnee, John Emel, Penns Grove, Rob Hinson, Timber Creek, Dennis Thomas, Millville, Steve Scanlon, Clearview, Chuck Smith, Mainland, Joe Hoyle, Dwight Morrow Bill Fitzgerald, Seton Hall Prep Montrey Wright, Salem Kevin Smith, Ocean City Kevin Stetser, Egg Harbor Twp. Joe Wojceichowski, Lenape Jay Graber, Matawan Kevin Kostibos, Summit Dan Higgins, Piscataway Ken Loomis, Wildwood Vin Mistretta, Jackson Memorial Jeff Rainess, Holmdel John Fiore, Montclair Brian Bowers, Delbarton John Whitehead, Paramus Catholic Barris Grant, Hillside Len Zdanowicz, Brick Township John Adams, Woodstown Benji Wemberly, Hackensack Rob Davis, Barnegat Marion Bell, West Side Jamil Jackson, Elizabeth Drew Gibbs, Ramapo Rich Hansen, St. Peter’s Prep Wilber Valdez, Union City Kevin Carty, Hillsborough Frank Duffy, Phillipsburg Augie Hoffmann, St. Joe’s (Mont.) Ed Guerreri, Manalapan Jim Sharples, Jackson Liberty Brian Russo, Rahway William Nahan, Randolph Drew Lachenmayer, Allentown David Schuman Red Bank Regional Kenny Scott, Winslow Twp. Brian Leary, Highland LJ Clark, Lakewood Dan Sabella, Don Bosco Sean Clancy, Notre Dame Chris Thomas, Pitman Dan George, Long Branch Clifton Tabb, Pennsauken Mike Schatzman, Washington Twp Tim Hagerty, Glassboro Ralph Cinque, Clifton Sights and Sounds from JSZ Banquet Before the players came inside to eat dinner and watch JSZ’s All-Zone presentation, Nery Rodriguez gave us some red carpet coverage having fun with some of the best players in the state! JSZ Courage Award Winners Coach Dwayne Savage, Kenneth Smith – Camden Coach Chris Sacco, Ernest Howard, Pleasantville Jersey Sports Zone’s Mike Frankel was shooting highlights of Camden and Pleasantville in the state playoffs when gunshots rang out during the third quarter wounding two and killing 10-year old Micah Tennant. Through adversity, both towns turned to their football teams to help unite communities and begin the healing process. JSZ was proud to honor four great leaders with this award. In case you missed it, Jersey Sports Zone chronicled the resumption of the Camden/Pleasantville game at the home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles Meet the 2019 JSZ All-Zone Team QuarterbackRunning BackWide ReceiverTight EndOffensive LineZoneman Finalists Michael Alaimo, St. Joe-MontvaleJaiden Abrams, HammontonTedy Afful, DePaul CatholicKevin Bauman, Red Bank CatholicChandler Bird, Saint AugustineJalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Louie Barrios, Cedar CreekMyles Bailey, North BrunswickAhmad Brown, Holy SpiritDominic Busby, Seton Hall PrepBryan Felter, Bergen CatholicJada Byers, St. Joe-Hammonton JD Breslauer, Parsippany HillsMatt Colantuono, Seton Hall PrepEJ Comerford, Parsippany HillsShawn Collins, MontclairBardhyl Gashi, West EssexFadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson Tahjamell Bullock, Saint Peter's PrepCorey Dempster, BoontonCarnell Davis, St. Augustine PrepCharles Finley, DePaul CatholicJalen Genao, Union CityKyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Andrew Butler, DePaul CatholicAudric Estime, St. Joe-MontvaleMalik Harvey, Woodrow WilsonLucas Giordano, Seton Hall PrepCody Simon, St. Peter's Prep Ryan Clark, Donovan CatholicEthan Harris, Northern HighlandsKyree Hinton, SomervilleNajae Hallenbeck, Toms River NorthLuke Wypler, St. Joe-Montvale Charles DePrima, RamapoMalik Ingram, Mater Dei PrepConnor Kennedy, LenapeDeclan McCauley, Westfield Devin Kargman, Woodrow WilsonAli Lee, Jr. WoodbridgeChris Long, WillingboroJosh Toner, Cherokee Connor Katz, CranfordMuheem McCargo, Woodrow WilsonJelani Mason, Saint Peter's PrepColin Tunc, Bergen Catholic Vincent Pinto, Park RidgePiotr Partyla, LyndhurstMalachi Melton, Cedar CreekGeno VanDeMark, St. Joe-Montvale Andrew Sanborn, UnionTrebor Pena, OceanAhmirr Robinson, UnionDevon Willock, Paramus Catholic Hank Shapiro, WestfieldFrank Riggio, VeronaGriffin Rooney, WestfieldIsaiah Wright, Saint Peter's Prep Zakee Swann, IrvingtonByron Shipman, Saint Peter's Prep Jake Tirone, RamapoTarheeb Still, Timber Creek Cortaz Williams, Notre Dame Zahir Swann, Irvington Defensive LineLinebackerDefensive BackKicker/PunterJSZ All-Prep Team Jeremiah Grant, Bergen CatholicTirek Austin-Cave, CamdenNahree Biggins, HillsideVincenzo Rea, ManalapanAaron Armitage, Blair Academy Jahmir Greene, Don Bosco PrepBobby/Tommy Coury, PhillipsburgDarian "Duce" Chestnut, CamdenSebastien Tasko, St. Joe-MontvaleNick DeGennaro, Hun Dominick Giudice, Mater Dei PrepJake DeLuccia, Wayne ValleyNasir Clerk, IrvingtonChristian Forbes, Lawrenceville Cameron Horsley, CinnaminsonSolomon DeShields, MillvilleJermaine Corbett, Long Branch Ian Franzoni, Hun Aaron Lewis, WillamstownGordon Forsyth, Rumson-Fair HavenCasey Larkin, WallSanoussi Kane, Blair Academy Leon Lowery, North BrunswickMikai Gbayor, IrvingtonClarence Lewis, Mater Dei PrepChristopher Mayo, Peddie Tywon Malone, Bergen CatholicCharlie Gordinier, Red Bank CatholicJoe Lusardi, SummitMatt Sluka, Peddie Andrew Messineo, RidgewoodTyreem Powell, VinelandElijuwan Mack, St. Joe-MontvaleKorey Smith, Peddie Collin McCarthy, Jackson MemorialColin Ramos, Don Bosco PrepJordan Morant, Bergen Catholic Isaiah Raikes, Saint Augustine PrepMakhi Scott, Penns GroveRJ Moten, Delran George Rooks, Saint Peter's PrepDalton Short, ShawneeAlex Odom, Kingsway Khurram Simpson, Mater Dei PrepClyde Washington, LenapeRomaine Robinson, Don Bosco Prep Amin Vanover, Saint Joe-MontvaleJack Wittmaack, RidgewoodEric Rogers, Burlington Twp. Ryan Ruane, Rumson-Fair Haven Keon Sabb, Glassboro DJ Woodbury, Burlington City JSZ Top Plays from 2019 We had the Top Play Belt winners of 2019 and the end of year Plays of the Year winners attend the banquet. Thanks to everyone who voted all year long! Jersey Sports Zone Weekly Top Play Winners Week 0: Sam Williams, PingryWeek 1: Thomas Amankwaa, HillsboroughWeek 2: David Hicks, Red Bank RegionalWeek 3: Nate Summerville, ShawneeWeek 4: Nasir Calhoun, Donovan CatholicWeek 5: Nasir Abney, Holy CrossWeek 6: Mike Casanata, Wayne HillsWeek 7: Jada Byers, St. Joe-HammontonWeek 8: Jake Cook, MainlandWeek 9: Jimmy Pepe, Randolph Week 10: Lonnie Cebulski, Jackson Memorial Jersey Sports Zone Plays of the Year Winners Touchdown Run of the Year: Billy Guidetti, Red Bank Catholic Touchdown Pass Play of the Year: Hank Shapiro/Griffin Rooney, Westfield Defensive TD of the Year: Wally Doman, Jackson Memorial Special Teams TD of the Year: Damon Murray, Hoboken Sack/Big Hit of the Year: Amin Vanover, St. Joe-Montvale Clutch Play of the Year: Jahmir Brown, Woodbridge Viewers Choice Play of the Year: Brandon Martins, Nutley 2019 JSZ Zoneman Trophy Finalists In case you missed it, watch JSZ’s profile of our six Zoneman Finalists: Jalen Berger, Don Bosco Prep Jalen Berger has been one of New Jersey’s most prolific recruits throughout his four-year varsity career as the starting running back at North Jersey power Don Bosco Prep. Berger, named a 2020 All-American, delivered the goods in his senior season while accounting for 1,218 scrimmage yards and 17 touchdowns for the Ironmen. Berger remains uncommitted yet holds offers from college football’s best — Alabama, Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin, LSU and Michigan are among the schools recruiting him. The announcement will come on live TV during the All-American bowl on Jan. 4 from San Antonio, TX. Jada Byers, St. Joseph (Hamm.) There’s no other way to put it — Jada Byers is the most dynamic scoring threat to ever grace South Jersey. Byers, a Sacred Heart commit, was an electric runner with the football who scored a South Jersey record 102 touchdowns in three years of varsity play with the Wildcats. His mark of 644 career points ranks second in South Jersey history only behind Kevin Harvey. The highlights of Byers’ 2019 season was a 10-touchdown performance against Morris Catholic in the sectional semifinals. Fadil Diggs, Woodrow Wilson There might not be a better two-way player in the Garden State. The Woodrow Wilson star and future Texas A&M Aggie shined on both sides of the ball in a stellar 2019 season. He collected 95.5 tackles and 17.5 sacks on defense while also catching 65 passes for 1,031 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense. Woodrow Wilson head coach Preston Brown told JSZ Diggs is the best player in Camden’s history. Kyle Monangai, Don Bosco Prep Talk to anyone in North Jersey and they’ll tell you Don Bosco Prep doesn’t get back to it’s winning ways without Kyle Monangai on the field. After transferring to the Ramsey private school from Seton Hall Prep after his sophomore season, Monangai put up eye-popping numbers. He put up 2,903 scrimmage yards on 310 touches with 35 touchdowns in arguably the toughest conference in America. He holds 25-plus D-I offers yet remains uncommitted. Cody Simon, St. Peter’s Prep He’s the best player on the best team in New Jersey — does anything else need to be said? Simon’s boasts one of the most polished resume’s we’ve seen in years. He was a preseason for the 2019 Butkus Award, was one of five N.J. players named an All-American and is committed to play at Ohio State. Simon led the Marauders with 106 tackles, 4.5 sacks, four interceptions and four touchdowns on defense and special teams. Luke Wypler, St. Joe’s (Mont.) What does it take to be ranked the No. 1 center in the entire country? Watch the way Luke Wypler dominates on the gridiron. Wypler’s intelligence and intensity on the field is a major reason why St. Joe’s had the toughest offensive line in the state — that translated to a Non-Public Group 4 championship in 2018. Wypler, also named a 2020 All-American, is committed to play at Ohio State after a stellar career in Montvale.
Watch Tuesday 10.15 JSZ Soccer Highlights
With county tournament play underway this week and the regular season wrapping up, Jersey Sports Zone has you covered with all the best soccer action from across the state! CBA 2 Jackson Memorial 2 (Colts wins on PKs 4-1) A wild game in Jackson saw the Colts earn a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament semifinals and a matchup with Manasquan. CBA scored two goals in the span of three minutes to take a 2-0 lead in the final 10 minutes, but Jackson drew even thanks to two penalties including a controversial call that saw the Jags get a second attempt on their first goal after CBA keeper AJ Pinto was called for leaving the line early. The Colts never lost their composure and were a perfect 4 for 4 in penalties to get the victory. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights and post-match reaction: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Jackson Memorial is brought to you by Louro Chiropractic Center Delbarton 6 Morristown 3 Although Delbarton knocked Morristown out of the Morris County tournament Sunday, these two cross-town rivals still had plenty on the line in their final of three matchups this season. Morristown led Delbarton 2-1 at the break for the Green Wave’s first deficit at halftime this season. A five-goal tidal wave in the second half powered the Green Wave to their N.J. best 14-0-1 record. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Parsippany-Troy Hills: West Windsor-Plainsboro North 5 Lawrenceville 1 With three spots remaining in the Mercer County Tournament (15) West Windsor-Plainsboro North punched their way in with a dominating 5-1 victory over (17) Lawrenceville. The Knights would strike first with a goal from Jean Anthony-Portuguez just 5 minutes in, then Luke Finkielstein would find net as time expired to take a 2-0 lead at halftime. Anthony-Portuguez along with Ayo Allison and Marc Chiriac all scored in the second half to send North to the MCT where they will take on second seed Steinert in the first round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrenceville and West Windsor-Plainsboro North coverage.
Watch Saturday 10.12 JSZ Football Highlights
Week 5 wraps up with terrific action all across the Garden State. We’ve got the superpower matchups between Bergen and St. Joe’s plus Saint Peter’s Prep and Don Bosco. There’s also a Seton Hall Prep thriller, a Delbarton win streak continues and an offensive explosion from Peddie. Watch our teaser and then scroll down to watch all the action! St. Peter’s Prep 25 Don Bosco 22 Saturday’s contest between North Jersey Super Conference rivals St. Peter’s Prep (5-0) and Don Bosco (2-3) was a football fan’s dream. Lead changes, intensity, and big plays were just some of the headlines of Caven Point. NJ’s number one ranked player Jalen Berger and the Ironmen scored first on St. Peter’s but the Marauders were unphased as they put up 19 unanswered points before halftime. Bosco would take a 22-19 lead late in the fourth quarter until a 21-yard rushing touchdown from Ethan Rodriguez and an Interception from Sophomore Avery Powell would decide the game. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: St. Joe’s (Mont.) 28 Bergen Catholic 10 Bergen Catholic was looking for revenge Saturday afternoon after suffering its first shutout in nearly three decades to St. Joe’s in last year’s Non-Public Group 4 state title game. But St. Joe’s (Mont.) head coach Augie Hoffmann and his Green Knights imposed their will on the Crusaders, gashing them for over 200 yards on the ground in a dominating effort. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Oradell: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all St. Joe’s (Mont.) and Bergen Catholic athletics is brought to you by Rothman Orthopaedics. Seton Hall Prep 43 Montclair 42 Seton Hall Prep head coach Bill Fitzgerald isn’t afraid to make a gutsy call. After Pirates’ running back Matt Colantuono scored his fifth touchdown of the night to make it a 42-41 Montclair lead, the Prep went for the two-point conversion on the win. Luckily for them, it all worked out. Zander Zebrowski hit a wide-open Jack Larsen to secure a thrilling win. JSZ has the highlights from Montclair: Delbarton 24 Pope John 19 Cole Freeman threw two TD passes to Gary Lewis III and the Delbarton defense held Pope John to four field goals in the red zone as the Green Wave win streak reaches three. Lewis had TD catches of 44 and 45 yards. His second TD grab put Delbarton ahead 21-12. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Morristown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Delbarton football is made possible by Tip of the Spear Paulsboro 42 Woodbury 7 In a rivalry game that dates back more than 100 years, the Red Raiders rolled against the Thundering Herd. Bhayshul Tuten had a day to remember, rushing for four touchdowns and adding another score on a kickoff return. Tyree Thomas connected with Jacob Perez-Eli for a Paulsboro touchdown as well. Andre Parker scored the only touchdown of the game for the Herd. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Woodbury: St. Joseph (Hamm.) 19 Vineland 11 The Wildcats (5-1) got all they could handle from the Fighting Clan (2-4) in a key West Jersey Football League Continental Division clash. Both defenses dominated in the first half, which left the game tied 3-3 at halftime. Jada Byers erupted for two touchdowns in the second half, including an 83-yard rushing touchdown on St. Joe’s first play of the third quarter. JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights from Gittone Stadium: Peddie 57 Lawrenceville 8 The Falcons score 57 unanswered points after falling behind 8-0 in the first quarter to reach the 5-0 mark. Matt Sluka had three TD passes, a TD run and a 41-yard field goal. Peddie took a 17-8 lead at the half and poured it on with 26 points in the third quarter to bust the game open. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Hightstown: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrenceville and Peddie is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch Saturday 9.7 JSZ Week 0 Football Highlights
Week 0 wraps up with plenty of Saturday games all across the state. Watch our Saturday Week 0 Teaser and see what’s on tap and then scroll down to watch all of our extended highlights and post-game reaction Long Branch 25 Neptune 13 Kyle Davidson threw two TD passes and Jermaine Corbett had a pair of first-half touchdown runs to give Long Branch a hard-fought win in its 2019 opener. The Green Wave jumped out to a 19-0 lead until Neptune’s Willie Gross ran back a kickoff in the final minute of the first half 85 yards to make it a 19-6 game. The Scarlet Fliers were down just six heading into the fourth, but Davidson threw a 10-yard dart to Jayon Farra to put the game away. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the Shore Conference: Thanks to Rosario Realty for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of the Long Branch Green Wave Rutherford 35 Manchester Reg. 32 Talk about a see-saw game! Rutherford and Manchester went toe-to-toe in an NJIC Colonial Division clash, and it was something to see. Bulldogs’ running back Kris Guzman led Rutherford with a trio of rushing touchdowns while the Falcons were paced by sophomore Sammy Viera’s four-touchdown performance. After all that, it came down to a 4th-and-11 in the final seconds. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from Haledon: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to welcome Rothman Orthopaedics as our newest sponsor for Rutherford. They’re the reason we were able to capture these great Week 0 highlights. Lawrenceville 26 Pingry 14 After going 1-9 last year Lawrenceville kicked off 2019 1-0 after an exciting 26-14 comeback victory over Pingry in their season opener. Big Red got ahead 13-0 early thanks to 30 yard rushing score from Running back Jacob Fenton and a deep ball connection from Quarterback Drew Friedman to Jake Simpson. However, Pingry would score twice in the second quarter to lead 14-13 at halftime. In the third quarter Fenton and Friedman would each run in an additional TD to help Lawrenceville walk away with the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville coverage! West Deptford 31 Paulsboro 14 The Eagles took it to the rival Red Raiders from the start, building a 24-0 first half lead. West Deptford QB Aaron Graeber ripped off a number of big runs, and also had an interception on defense. Gavin Shields and Tyshawn Bookman each rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Nick Pellegrini threw an 80-yard touchdown pass to Bhayshul Tuten for the Red Raiders in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Paulsboro: West Orange 29 Montclair 6 Adonis May was a one man defensive wrecking crew with a scoop and score defensive TD, a blocked punt for a safety and an additional fumble recovery to help Darnell Grant win his first game with the Mountaineers. Mason Murdock threw a pair of TD passes and Shakhi Carson added an 11-yard TD run. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from the final game of the Rumble on the Raritan at Rutgers: Union 20 Curtis 12 The Union Farmers defeated the Curtis Warriors from Staten Island, NY at Rutgers University for the Rumble on the Raritan. Quarterback Andrew Sanborn threw two touchdowns, one to Rutgers commit, Ahmirr Robinson, and the other to Kayir McBride. Diante Wilson also finished with a rushing touchdown. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Rutgers University: Jackson Memorial 24 Brick Memorial 17 Shore Conference fans were gifted with some fireworks after rain pushed back the Week 0 start for these two Ocean County teams. Jackson Memorial running back Will Towns led a stellar rushing attack with 187 yards and one score. The Jags’ defense also accounted for eight sacks in the win. Watch all the highlights from Brick: Sponsor Shoutout! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of all Jackson Memorial athletics throughout the 2019-2020 season will be brought to you by the Louro Chiropractic Center. Cedar Creek 34 Salem 12 The Pirates improved to (2-0) on the season, as they built a 34-0 lead on the Rams on the road. Louie Barrios threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score. Malachi Melton, Jeremy Taylor and Aaron Richardson all had touchdown receptions in the win. Manny Reid also rushed for a score for Cedar Creek. Kaciir Street had a touchdown catch for Salem, as the Rams fall to (0-2). James Mooney has the highlights from Salem:
JSZ Year in Review: Top Boys Soccer Games of 2018
Jersey Sports Zone is about capturing great video highlights. As we get ready to turn the page towards the 2019-20 school year, we take one more look back at the top games captured by our cameras. Here are the Top 10 most viewed boys soccer games games on JSZ from the 2018 season: #10 St. Benedict’s 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s with a hat trick as the Gray Bees rolled past the Big Red: #9 St. Benedict’s 5 St. Peter’s 0 Julian Gomez pumped in three goals to lead the way, as the Gray Bees took care of the Marauders: #8 Ocean 2 Colts Neck 1 – Group 3 Central Final James Schutz and Santieno Harding scored as the Spartans captured the Group 3 sectional title: #7 Long Branch 4 Middletown South 3 (2OT) The Green Wave stormed back from a 3-1 deficit to force overtime, before Reynaldo Guzman scored the golden goal for Long Branch in the second overtime period: #6 Ocean 1 Christian Brothers Academy 0 (2OT) – Shore Conference Tournament Final After over 90 minutes of scoreless soccer, Leo Montesinos found the net in double overtime to clinch the Shore Conference Tournament championship for the Spartans: #5 Ocean 2 Holmdel 2 (Ocean advances 4-2 in PKs) – Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal The Spartans and the Hornets battled it out for 100 minutes before Ocean advanced in penalty kicks: #4 Delbarton 2 Seton Hall 2 (Delbarton advances 4-3 in PKs) – Non-Public A North Final The Green Wave captured the Non-Public A sectional title, outlasting the Pirates in penalty kicks. Delbarton keeper Kyle Swift came up clutch in net: #3 St. Benedict’s 5 Pennington 2 Celio Pompeu scored a pair of goals to lead the Gray Bees past Pennington in the pouring rain: #2 Christian Brothers Academy 2 Delbarton 1 (2OT) – Non-Public A State Final Luke Pascarella scored in double overtime as the Colts won the Non-Public A State championship in a thriller over the Green Wave: #1 St. Benedict’s 7 Pennington 0 – Prep A Final The Gray Bees dominated the Red Raiders to win the Prep A title. St. Benedict’s put the finishing touches on an undefeated season and a #1 national ranking in our most viewed game of 2018:
Watch Thursday 5.9 JSZ County Championship Lacrosse Highlights
It’s another tournament Thursday of JSZ lax highlights! JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the Mercer County boys and girls championships while Rich Chrampanis has an outstanding Shore Conference boys semifinal battle between Shore Regional and CBA Princeton Day 7 Notre Dame 6 – Boys – Mercer County Final Top seeded Princeton Day captured its fourth straight Mercer County Tournament Title with a 7-6 comeback win over second seed Notre Dame. The Panthers fell behind 6-4 at halftime before a goal from Cal Caputo ignited things to begin the third. Jake Bennett would then follow it up with two more scores to take the lead. In the final quarter rather than try to attack PDS focus more on defense and held the ball to let time wind down. Bennett ended the day with a hat trick while goalie Connor Green had 10 saves. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton Day and Notre Dame coverage! Lawrenceville 13 Princeton 7 – Girls – Mercer County Final Number one seed Lawrenceville captured its third consecutive Mercer County Tournament Championship with a 13-7 win over second seed Princeton. Big Red got out to a 7-2 lead at halftime thanks to a five goal effort from Princeton University commit Olivia Koch. However, the No. 17 Tigers rallied back to begin the second half thanks to a pair of scores from Mariana Lopez-Ona and Eva Petrone to cut the lead to 7-6. Koch, who would finish the day with six goals total added another score before Caroline Foster and Natalie Schur tacked on a pair of goals of their own to secure the victory. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Princeton and Lawrenceville coverage! CBA 8 Shore Regional 7 – Shore Conference Tournament Boys Semifinal Kyle Aldridge found the upper left corner with 3:13 to go in the 4th quarter to give the Colts a return trip to the Shore Conference finals and a rematch with top seed Manasquan. CBA raced out to a 4-0 lead before Shore scored four straight to tie the game at halftime. Aldridge scored three goals to lead the CBA attack. JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from a great semifinal game at Long Branch High:
May Has Arrived! Which of These 60 Players Should Win a Spring Game Ball?
The Jersey Sports Zone team has scoured the state nominating the top players and performances from the diamond. Cast your vote now for our fifth edition of Game Balls of the 2019 spring sports season! We have ten nominees from baseball and softball in North, Central and South Jersey. Our polls stay open through Tuesday at 3:00 pm. The winners of our polls will receive a JSZ Game Ball at a mid-week practice or game. Coaches, players, and fans can nominate a player for a JSZ Game Ball by emailing us by Saturday night: North Jersey- Jay Cook (Jay@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey – Mike Frankel (MikeFrankel@JerseySportsZone.com) Central Jersey- Rich Chrampanis (Rich@JerseySportsZone.com) South Jersey Game Balls (Presented by NJM Insurance) Take Our Poll Take Our Poll North Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Central Jersey Game Balls Take Our Poll Take Our Poll
Watch Wednesday 4.3 JSZ Lacrosse Highlights
JSZ comes at you full bore with three lacrosse games from around New Jersey this Wednesday. We’ll have highlights from Mountain Lakes’ blowout win in a battle of Top 20 teams; Haddonfield grabbing their first win of the season; and the Lawrenceville girls dominating a Mercer County battle against Hun. Enjoy the highlights! Mountain Lakes 15 Northern Highlands 3 – Boys Lacrosse This was a matchup of two Top 20 state-ranked teams, but Mountain Lakes continues to let New Jersey know they are the real deal. The Lakers are arguably the best public school team in the Garden State and put their skills on display in a lopsided 15-3 win against Northern Highlands. Senior Mike Cabana led the way with a four-goal game. The Lakers have now outscored their opponents 48-9 in their three wins this season. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights: Haddonfield 7 Clearview 2 – Boys Lacrosse The Haddons picked up their first win of the season on the road against the Pioneers. John McDonnell led a balanced Bulldawgs attack with two goals. Reece Purnell, Max Norton, Aiden Blake, Tommy Batson and Finn Morgan also scored for Haddonfield in the victory. Justin Kill scored both goals for Clearview in the loss. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from Mullica Hill: JSZ’s coverage of Haddonfield is proudly brought to you by NJM Insurance. Lawrenceville 16 Hun 2 – Girls Lacrosse The Lawrenceville Big Red defeated the Hun Raiders on Wednesday evening in their first Mid-Atlantic Prep League girls lacrosse matchup. Loyola University Maryland commit, Meg Hillman, scored the game-high with four goals. Natalie Schur finished the night with a hat trick. The Big Red are now 2-1 for the season, and will take on Princeton Day on Friday. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from Princeton: Sponsors! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Hun and Lawrenceville!
Watch JSZ Playoff Soccer Highlights from 10.30
The girls state soccer tournament is underway and JSZ brings you four first-round matchups plus we check in on the number one high school soccer team in the nation, the St. Benedict’s Gray Bees boys who played in the Prep state semifinals. St. Benedict’s Prep 7 Lawrenceville 0 | Boys Prep A Semifinals A four-point performance from Celio Pompeu and a two-goal game from Ronald Mafunzwaini pushed St. Benedict’s Prep to a 7-0 win over Lawrenceville in the Satte Prep A semifinals. The Gray Bees are ranked as the consensus No. 1 ranked high school soccer team in America. They’ll play the Prep A state finals on Nov. 1 at 4:00 p.m. at Riverfront Park in Newark against the winner of Pennington vs. Hun, played Tuesday night. Watch the match highlights here: No. 13 Somerville 4 Warren Hills 1 | North 2 Group 3 Girls Round 1 Somerville the 3 seed in the North 2 Group 3 Tournament faced the Warren Hills, the 14 seed, at home during round 1 of the state playoffs. In this matchup, Somerville’s offense impressed with multiple goals scored by multiple players. Our MMJ Courtney DuPont was there with the full coverage. Hopewell Valley 1 Northern Burlington 2 – Central Group 3 First Round The Opening round of the Girls Central Group 3 Tournament saw a close physical battle between 12th seed Northern Burlington and 5th seed Hopewell Valley that left us scoreless at halftime. In the second Maddie Ellis put the Bulldogs on the board with an early score and goalkeeper Braylee Walters came up with a close save in the 1-0 victory. Hopewell will take on 4th seed Nottingham in the second round. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hopewell Valley coverage on JSZ! Rumson-Fair Haven 7 Voorhees 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 First Round Morgan Hobson had three first-half goals to pace the Bulldogs to a 7-0 win over the #16 seed in the opening round of the Central Jersey Group 1 state playoffs. JSZ has the highlights from Rumson: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is brought to you by Gold Coast Cadillac Point Pleasant Beach 8 Bound Brook 0 – Central Jersey Group 1 Girls First Round Abby Angelucci had a hat trick to lead an eight-goal first-half outburst for the Garnet Gulls. The #3 seed advances to the quarterfinals and a matchup with #6 South River. JSZ’s Madison Bess has the highlights from the Jersey Shore: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Point Pleasant Beach is made possible by Peak Coaching for Success
Watch Saturday 10.13 JSZ Football Highlights
Week Six comes to a close with nine more games of highlights from around New Jersey. We get our first look at Peddie and Alabama commit John Metchie, a much anticipated rematch between South River and Hillside, plus Delbarton steps up at home against Seton Hall Prep and Mater Dei Prep makes a statement over Manasquan in a battle of unbeatens. Watch our teaser video and then scroll down to watch all our highlights. Don’t forget to come back to JSZ on Sunday to vote for Top Play and Game Balls from around the state! Delbarton 33 Seton Hall Prep 17 Michael Jarmolowich stepped up with a huge game for Delbarton with an 89-yard fumble return touchdown and a wild 10-yard touchdown catch to help the Green Wave wash out Seton Hall Prep. This week marked the fourth consecutive game Jarmolowich has scored a defensive touchdown. JSZ’s Jay Cook was in Morristown and has the highlights: West Deptford 51 St. Joseph (Hamm.) 0 Days after legendary coach Paul Sacco was suspended after St. Joseph’s school leadership learned about racially charged comments made by their students, the Wildcats had to hit the field and play football. But it wasn’t going to come easy as West Deptford came in and steamrolled St. Joseph’s to the tune of 51-0. West Deptford held St. Joseph’s to only 75 yards of offense on the day. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights from South Jersey: Hillside 40 South River 13 It was the rematch we have all been waiting for! After Hillside eliminated South River last year in the first round of the playoffs, ending their undefeated season as well, the Rams were looking forward to redemption during Week 6. Hillside though, had the edge once again over South River and remain undefeated. Check out full highlights now: Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of South River is brought to you by Campozino Restaurant. Thank you Campozino for the continued support! Mater Dei Prep 41 Manasquan 0 Malik Ingram ran for 170 yards and three touchdowns and Rob McCoy threw two TD passes to Isaiah Alston as the Seraphs improve to 6-0 with a statement win over previously unbeaten Manasquan. JSZ has the highlights from Middletown: Rumson-Fair Haven 47 Lakewood 7 Alex Maldjian had three TD runs in the first quarter and John Volker added two scores on a TD run and a punt return to lead RFH to a 6-0 mark. JSZ has the highlights and post-game reaction from the Shore Conference: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Rumson-Fair Haven is sponsored by Gold Coast Cadillac Peddie 53 Lawrenceville 6 After two straight losses Peddie has bounced back with a pair of wins. In their latest 53-6 victory over Lawrenceville, University of Alabama commit John Metchie and freshman running back Patrick Smith combined for 5 scores. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez has the highlights: Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both our Lawrenceville and Peddie coverage on JSZ! Delsea 56 Woodrow Wilson 14 Harvard commit Aidan Borguet rushed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as Delsea made a South Jersey statement with a big win over Woodrow Wilson. JSZ’s Mike Frankel has the highlights: Sponsor Shoutout! Thanks to NJM Insurance, JSZ will be able to bring you great highlights from Delsea and other South Jersey high schools. Nottingham 27 Hamilton West 0 The Northstars cranked out 252 yards on the ground using a stable of runners to pick up its third straight win. Ja’ier Nelson sparked Nottingham with an 84-yard run in the second quarter to start the scoring. The Northstars defense has given up just seven points over the last three weeks. JSZ has highlights of Nottingham reaching the 5-1 mark: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Nottingham and Hamilton West is brought to you by Princeton Orhtopaedic Associates Steinert 27 Lawrence 3 Nick Wright had two TD passes to Miles Smith and added a TD run as the Spartans pick up their first win of the season. JSZ has the highlights from the WJFL: JSZ’s coverage of Steinert and Lawrence is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates
Watch JSZ Soccer Highlights from 10.3
JSZ has more NJ high school soccer action including the #1 USA ranked St. Benedict’s Prep Grey Bees, the battle of North vs. South at West Windsor-Plainsboro and a Shore Conference win for the Trinity Hall Monarchs. West Windsor-Plainsboro North 2 West Windsor-Plainsboro South 1 Jean Anthony Portuguez scored both goals including a tremendous free kick from 31 yards out in the second half for the game winner as the Northern Vikings get the crosstown rivalry win to improve to 7-1-2 on the season. JSZ has the highlights from an outstanding battle from Princeton Junction: Princeton Orthopaedic Associates is the reason we can bring you great Mercer County highlights and features all season long. Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring both West Windsor-Plainsboro North and South! St. Benedict’s Prep 8 Lawrenceville 0 Ronald Mafunzwaini led St. Benedict’s Prep with a hat trick in a blowout match against Lawrenceville School in Newark on Wednesday evening. The Gray Bees improve to 9-0 on the season and have outscored their opponents at a staggering rate — 54-5. JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights from a Garden State prep school showdown: Sponsor Shoutout! Special thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Lawrenceville athletics throughout the year! Trinity Hall 5 Keyport 1 – Girls Soccer Hannah Reynolds scored back to back goals in the first half and Colleen Kelly added a pair of goals in the second half as the Monarchs improved to 3-4-1 with a Shore Conference win over Keyport. Freshman Cameryn Keane got the scoring started for Trinity Hall. Watch the highlights from Dorbrook Park Thanks to Trinity Hall for sponsoring Jersey Sports Zone and giving us the chance to showcase their athletes all year long!
JSZ Year in Review: Top games from Boys HS Soccer in 2017
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to bring you exciting action from the pitch this fall in New Jersey high school soccer. We look back on the top ten most viewed games from our coverage in 2017: #10: Holmdel 7 Ocean 1 – Shore Conference Tournament championship We saw one of the best individual efforts of the entire year as Anthony Arena delivered a sensational five goal performance to give the Hornets its first SCT title. Watch Arena’s masterful performance! #9: Saint Benedict’s Prep 2 Lawrenceville 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Alex Lorenzo has the highlights: #8: Holmdel 1 Matawan 1 (Hornets advance on PK’s) – Central Jersey Group 2 Playoffs It took 100 minutes of play and penalty kicks, but the No. 1 seeded Holmdel Hornets came away with a dramatic victory over fellow Shore Conference foe Matawan on Tuesday afternoon. After two overtime periods the match remained tied at 1 a piece and we went to Penalty Kicks to decide a winner. Holmdel goalkeeper Matt Lionetta came up with two clutch saves, and Cyrus Darvish put in the game-winning PK. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Matawan below! #7: Pennington 5 Peddie 2 Ibrahima Diop was named a USA Today All-American in June, and the Pennington School senior proved himself worthy of the honor. Diop scored four times, leading the Red Raiders to a 5-2 win over Peddie School. Jared Subarsky added the 5th goal for Pennington in the 68th minute. Watch Full Highlights of the Red Raider’s win! #6: Delbarton 4 CBA 1 – Non-Public “A” State Championship Christian Brother’s Academy boasts a defense that has put up 16 shutouts throughout the 2017 season. With CBA leading 1-0 after 40 minutes of play, it looked the Colts may have saved their best for last. The Green Wave of Delbarton had other ideas, scoring four 2nd Half goals (Brendan McSorley 2, Ethan Fabricant, & Liam McSorley) for a dominant 4-1 win. For Delbarton, it marks their 5th State Title in the last 6 years, and the 13th in school history. It was a special day for brothers Liam and Brendan McSorley who combined for a hat trick, leading Delbarton to victory. Watch Highlights and postgame reaction from the State Championship Match below! #5: Holmdel 4 Dover 1 – NJSIAA Group 2 State Championship Holmdel High School put an end to a historic season on the soccer field. The Hornets captured a divisional, Shore Conference, Sectional, and NJSIAA Group-2 State Title in 2017. Holmdel (22-1-1) used a balanced scoring attack of 4 goals from 4 different players (Mikey Neff, Matt Leon, Justin McStay, and Joe Arena) to get a 4-1 win over Dover in the State Championship match on Sunday morning at Kean University. The win gives the Hornet’s their 2nd State Title in School History. Watch Highlights of Holmdel vs Dover below! #4: Kearny 3 Princeton 1 – NJSIAA Group 4 State Championship Jose Escandon scored two goals in the second half to lead the Kardinals to their first state soccer championship since 2004. Escandon gathered a rebound off a free kick in the 50th minute to get Kearny on the board. In the 70th minute, he drew a foul and converted a 25-yard free kick to give the Kardinals a two-goal advantage. Andrew Berger got Princeton on the board with 2:14 to go in the game, but Ryan Valdaz sealed the state championship with an open field goal with just six seconds remaining. Kearny finishes the year with a 19-0-5 record. Watch the highlights and post-match reaction from Kean University: #3: Delran 2 Pennington 1 The Bears scored two goals in the final five minutes to knock off the recently named #1 team in the country by USA Today. Pennington took a 1-0 lead in the 65th minute on a great feed from Jared Panson to Nicolas Herrerias, but Delran rallied. Goalie Max Pinado stepped outside of the 18 on a punt, giving Delran a free kick and John Strohlein delivered a magnificent strike in the upper 90 to tie the game at one with 5:51 to go in regulation. A red card to Pennington freshman Mani Diop put the Red Raiders a man down for the final three minutes. It set the stage for the game-winner as Dan Strohlein battled to get a shot off that hit the right post and Chris Hunt buried the rebound. JSZ has the highlights of a thrilling game along with post-game reaction: #5: Saint Benedict’s Prep 5 Pennington 1 St. Benedict’s Prep just recently tabbed the No. 1 team in America by USA Today. The Grey Bee’s hosted The Pennington School who also held the No. 1 ranking earlier in the season. St. Benedict’s showed they why they are more than deserving of that top ranking with a dominating 5 goal performance on Wednesday afternoon. Jersey Sports Zone has highlights and post-match interviews from St. Benedict’s Prep vs Pennington School. #1: Saint Benedict’s Prep 4 Blair – Prep “A” State Championship The Grey Bee’s of St. Benedict’s Prep came into Thursday’s Prep A State Final match 80 minutes away from a 19-0 record and a National Championship Trophy. St. Benedict’s took care of business with three 1st half goals, (Ronald Mafunzwaini 1, and Julian Gomes 2). The Grey Bee’s then added one more score in the 74th minute by Azriel Johnson to complete a 4-0 win over Blair Academy and capture the 2017 Prep A Title and National Championship. Watch Highlights and Post Game Reaction from St. Benedict’s Championship Game below! Jersey Sports Zone Boys Soccer Goals of the Year from 2017 Thanks to all the great athletes for giving us so many incredible highlights. Watch the best goals captured by our camera in 2017 and look forward to many more in 2018!
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!!
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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!!
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 4.29!
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 Last week’s winner: Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Vote now for Nery’s Baseball and Softball South Jersey Game Ball 4.22!
The time has come for you to vote for the best baseball and softball player’s 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: email@example.com
Vote now for NJ Devils Goal and Save of the Year!
With the high school hockey season wrapping up on Monday with the state championships, it’s time for you to vote for the top goal captured by Jersey Sports Zone cameras and the top save of the year. The winners of each poll will be featured during the Devils March 24th game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. We will keep the polls open until 8:00 pm on Friday. Thank you to the players for all the great highlights during the season and thanks to everyone who watched our videos and voted all season long! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll We’re excited to honor the top players in New Jersey at our All-State Hockey Banquet during the Devils/Lightning game on March 24th. We’ll show highlight videos from the top players in the state as well as honor the Top 5 goals from February and the save of the year. A special thanks to the New Jersey Devils for partnering with Jersey Sports Zone to provide special memories for NJ high school hockey players.
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Delbarton – 2 Lawrenceville – 1 The Delbarton Green Wave snapped a 3 game losing streak with a tough fought 2-1 road win over the Lawrenceville School. Captain Nick Stiffringer broke the tie and scored a game winning goal with a wrist shot late in the 3rd, and goalie Kenny Burgess hung tough in goal with clutch saves down the stretch to give the Green Wave the win. Watch Highlights of Delbarton vs Lawrenceville below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedics for providing coverage of The Lawrenceville School! Red Bank Catholic 3 Freehold Township 1 Alex Gonzalez scored two goals and Ciaran McNelis stopped 36 pucks to give the Caseys a 3-1 win at the Red Bank Armory over Freehold Township. The Patriots got the scoring started in the second period thanks to Erik Borschevsky scoring on a rebound. Gonzalez scored the first of his two goals in the second period to tie the game at one. In the third, Brian Anderson hit the post on a shot from the point and Chris Lordi took care of the rebound in traffic to put the Caseys in front. Just 1:14 later, Gonzalez scored his second goal on a breakaway and a great move to his backhand. JSZ has the highlights of Senior Nigth at the Red Bank Armory: Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Red Bank Catholic is made possible thanks to the support of Playa Bowls of Red Bank
Hun picks up first win of season at Peddie School Invitational
Hun 65 Lawrenceville 45 Tyler Washington scored 19 points and Eric Fleming scored 10 of his 18 points in the 4th quarter as the Raiders scored their first win of the season. The Hun School plays a rigorous schedule and lost their first five games, but showed on Saturday afternoon at the Peddie School Invitational Tournament that they are a talented squad. Lawrenceville trailed by eight points at the half and closed to within 39-35 in the third quarter before the Raiders put the game away. JSZ has highlights and post-game reaction from Peddie: Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our coverage of both Hun and Lawrenceville. We’ll have more great highlights from Mercer County Schools all winter long thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates!
JSZ 2017 Football Plays of the Year
Special thanks from Jersey Sports Zone and an announcement We are overwhelmed and grateful to the incredible turnout for our 2017 JSZ Football Plays of the Year. With over 150,000 votes, we realize that many of our nominees were spreading the word around the state to watch our videos and vote for your favorite player. As a way of saying “thank you”, we are going to honor the top two vote getters in each category at the Jersey Sports Zone Football Banquet on December 7 at the APA Hotel in Woodbridge. Thank you again to everyone who voted and here are the winners of the JSZ Football Plays of the Year for 2017: TD Run: Eddie Morales, Howell and Bill Hackett, Trenton TD Pass Play: Michael DeSantis/Travis Thomas, South River and Cameron Carti/Andrew Perez, Seton Hall Prep Special Teams TD: Sean Spina, Ridge and Mack Byrne, Holmdel Defensive TD of the Year: Jordan Morant/Javontae Jean-Baptiste Bergen Catholic and Caleb Stokes, Ewing Sack of the Year: Anthony Corbin, Bergen Catholic and Nick Densieski, Saint John Vianney Stick of the Year: Liam Donohue, Rumson-Fair Haven and Markus Bagley, St. Peter’s Prep All of our Plays of the Year winners will be presented with JSZ Game Balls at our Football Banquet on December 7. We will be sending the information to coaches. Players and head coaches will be on our guest list. Anyone who voted for the Plays of the Year can come join us for our ceremony in Woodbridge. Here is the link to buy tickets for our dinner: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-sports-zone-football-banquet-tickets-40116214678?aff=es2 We’re excited to show highlights of all the top players in the state and our Plays of the Week and Plays of the Year winners! Thank you again for the tremendous support. In case you missed it, watch all of our Plays of the Year nominees. Thanks again for the great highlights and casting your vote! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Take Our Poll 2017 JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Evan Burton, Pinelands Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Week 6: Ian Fitzgerald, Monmouth Regional Week 7: Terry Outlaw Jr., South River Week 8: Anthony Damato, Marlboro Week 9: Ashante Worthy/Matt Krauss, Freehold Boro Week 10: Brandon Cipriano, Point Pleasant Boro Week 11: Ayir Asante, St. Peter’s Prep
Watch The Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14 Week 7 highlights
The Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14- Week 7 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Hun and Lawrenceville School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Raiders and Big Red sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Watch JSZ Week Seven Saturday Highlights Show
Jersey Sports Zone brings you ten games of action around the state in our Saturday Week 7 Highlights Show. From Saint Peter’s Prep fourth quarter comeback to a wild overtime in Keansburg, thanks to all of our sponsors for allowing us to bring you great high school football highlights every week. Click above to watch highlights of the following games Saint Peter’s Prep 21 St. Joe’s-Montvale 17: Maasi Maynor two 4th quarter TD passes including 50-yard game winner to Mark Walker South River 26 Keansburg 20 (OT): Mike DeSantis 303 total yards, 2 TD’s Rumson-Fair Haven 42 Red Bank Regional 7: Peter Lucas 21 carries, 205 yards, 3 TD’s Freehold Boro 62 Marlboro 28: Ashante Worthy 24 carries, 264 yards, 4 TD runs 13-13 passing, 203 yards, 3 TD passes *topped 5,000 yard career rushing mark Manasquan 23 Middletown North 14: Connor Morgan 32 carries, 193 yards, TD run Hun School 49 Lawrenceville 14: Patrick Holly 6 TD passes, Preston Parsons 3 TD catches Rancocas Valley 42 Notre Dame 7: Iverson Clement 10 carries, 90 yards, 3 TD’s Metuchen 9 Keyport 3 (OT): Jaden Rojas 4 yard TD run in OT Sterling 48 Audubon 0: Greg Harris 14 carries, 90 yards, 2 TD’s Camden 40 Pennsauken 7: Nayjere Edwards 18 carries, 184 yards, 2 TD’s Missed our Friday Highlights Show? Watch 10 more games of high definition highlights around the state Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 7 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
Watch Lawrenceville 18 Peddie School 16 week 6 highlights
Lawrenceville 18 Peddie School 16- week 6 Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Lawrenceville and Peddie School coverage on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from Big Red and Falcons sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
Big Hits, Clutch TD’s vie for JSZ Top Play Week 6 Honors
Thanks again to the great football players in New Jersey who provide us with incredible highlights every week. Cast your vote NOW through Tuesday at 3:00 pm for the Top Play from Week Six captured by JSZ cameras. The winner of this week’s poll will earn an invite to our statewide football banquet in December. Take Our Poll Previous JSZ Play of the Week Winners Week 0: David Lepoidevin/Joshua Ejiogu, Bound Brook Week 1: Steve Lubischer/Jaden Key, Red Bank Catholic Week 2: Shaikyi Hannah, Delsea Week 3: Dayshawn Porter/Devon Johnson – Monmouth Regional Week 4: Blaine Netterman, Brick Memorial Week 5: Zack Bair, Red Bank Catholic Missed our Highlights Shows? JSZ brought you 21 games of coverage from all around the state in Week 6:
Watch JSZ Week 6 Saturday Highlights Show
It was a Super Saturday of New Jersey high school football. We’ve got a Shore showdown doubleheader at Rutgers, #1 vs. #2 in Oradell and many more great matchups from Week 6. Enjoy our Saturday Highlights Show: Click above to watch highlights from the following games: Bergen Catholic 41 Saint Peter’s Prep 14: Johnny Langan 282 total yards, 4 TD’s Saint Joe’s-Montvale 20 Pope John 14: Angelo Guglielmello two field goals Lawrenceville 18 Peddie 16: Mohammed Diakite 16 receptions, 188 yards, 1 TD Saint John Vianney 31 Rumson-Fair Haven 28 (OT): Haaziq Daniels 178 pass yards, 75 rush yards, 3 TD’s Red Bank Catholic 42 Long Branch 28: Steve Lubischer 208 total yards, 4 TD’s Zack Bair 221 rush yards 2 TD’s Freehold Boro 35 Colts Neck 28: Ashante Worthy 20 carries, 163 yards, 2 TD’s 7-9 passing, 113 yards 2 TD passes Point Pleasant Boro 35 Lakewood 28: Tanner Gordon 2 TD runs including game winner with :38 left Marlboro 27 Neptune 21: Dontrell Alston 34 carries, 196 yards, 2 TD’s Haddonfield 31 Paulsboro 0: Haddonfield defense 3 INT’s and blocked punt Salem 46 Gloucester City 0: Zaire Jones 14 carries, 211 yards, 5 TD’s We had eleven games of action on our Friday Highlights Show: Coming up on Sunday Vote for Top Play from Week 6 captured by our cameras (winner receives invite to JSZ statewide football banquet in December) Vote for Game Balls in Shore, Big North-GMC, Mid-State 38 and WJFL (winners receive Game Ball presentation at mid-week practice)
USA’s No. 1 St. Benedict’s Prep Stays Perfect With Win at Lawrenceville – Watch Highlights
St. Benedict’s Prep – 2 Lawrenceville – 0 St. Benedict’s Prep made the trip from Newark to Trenton to take on The Lawrenceville School on Wednesday. The Grey Bee’s struck twice in the 80 minute match, Sebastian Chalbaud with a header in the 12th minute and Julian Gomes in the 46th. St. Benedict’s improves to a perfect 11-0 in 2017 after the 2-0 road win over Lawrenceville. Watch full highlights of the match below! Sponsor Shout Out! Thanks to Princeton Orthopedic Associates for providing coverage of The Lawrenceville School Athletics! 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.