Watch JSZ’s Playoff Lacrosse Highlights from 5.19 now!
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!
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: email@example.com
Cast your vote for South Jersey Baseball and Softball Top Performers
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! Cast your vote below: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Did we miss someone? Email Nery: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch 4.6 Baseball Highlights
Hunterdon Central 12 Immaculata 9 An unbelievable rivalry matched with an unbelievable game. The Immaculata Spartans jump out early on the Red Devils, 4-0, only to be caught in the sixth inning thanks to Dan Rini’s homer. Alex Antigua tries to keep the Spartans alive with a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh, but the Red Devil’s offense could not be stopped in extra innings and they take home the win. Check out these exciting highlights now: Raritan 8 Red Bank Regional 6 The Rockets stormed back from a 6-1 deficit sparked by a five-run 6th inning to spoil RBR’s home opener. Ryan Kasmer’s bloop single to shallow center plated two runs to give Raritan a 7-6 lead. Dan Fiore added a bases loaded walk to give the Rockets a two run advantage. Red Bank Regional brought the winning run to the plate in the bottom of the 7th, but Kyle Lamattina made a diving catch in right field to seal the victory. RBR freshman catcher CJ Paolino had three hits and 4 RBI’s in his varsity debut. JSZ brings you all the action from Little Silver: A special thanks to BCB Bayshore (Raritan) and Ryser’s Landscape Supply (Red Bank Regional) for allowing us to bring you great highlights and features from the Rockets and Bucs all year long! Allentown 12 West Windsor- Plainsboro North 0 Being a state champion is a glorious and relieving feeling until it’s time to defend that title. Allentown shocking fans last season as they swept the county, sectional and state finals. This year the Red Birds start with a bullseye on their back, but they haven’t shown any signs of letting up. In their first two games they have scored 22 runs and have allowed 3. In their latest matchup with West Windsor- Plainsboro North, Allentown was led by catcher Chris Reeder who blasted a 3 run shot over the left field wall in the bottom of the first and would finish with 6 RBI’s total to lead his team to a 12-0 victory over the Knights. Watch the highlights and his interview below: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Allentown and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage!
West Windsor- Plainsboro North’s Jaden Sands takes home Nery’s Game Ball
One of the Colonial Valley Conference’s best scorers this season, Jaden Sands finally takes home Nery’s South Jersey Game Ball after putting on a 20 point performance against Lawrence last week. Watch his acceptance speech now: Take Our Poll Sponsor! Thanks to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage on JSZ! Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Vote now for South Jersey Boys and Girls Game Ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Last week’s winners: Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Watch Hoop Highlights from January 9th on JSZ
Christian Brothers – 72 Colts Neck – 69 in 2OT The CBA Colts traveled to Colts Neck High School and handed the cougars their first loss of the season with a thrilling 72-69 win in double overtime. Stephen Braunstein led CBA with 19 points, including the go ahead bucket in double OT. Robby Hill scored 19, and Danny Gaines added 16 for Colts Neck in the loss. Watch full highlights and post game from the CBA-Colts Neck thriller below! Sponsor Shout Out! Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Colts Neck is being brought to you by Hit Training. They’re the reason we were there for the Cougars Basketball Highlights! Middletown South – 60 Middletown North – 50 The Eagles of Middletown South came away with a 60-50 win over their arch rival Lions of Middletown North. Ryan Purcell and Dave Gervase each scored 18 points for South in the win. Dave Campbell added 20 points for Middletown North in the loss. The win helped Middletown South improve to 5-4 on the season. Watch highlights of the Middletown rivalry game below! Sponsor Shout Out Jersey Sports Zone brings you great Middletown South highlights and features all year long thanks to Prown’s Windows and Doors Bridgewater-Raritan 51 Gill St. Bernards 35 Two top girls basketball teams in the Skyland Conference, Bridgewater-Raritan (4) and Gill St. Bernards (5), faced off tonight. It was an even match through the first quarter, but in the second the Panthers pulled away thanks to a great performance by Teresa Wolak again who has 13 points, 9 rebounds an 3 steal and Meghan Ball who was the leading scorer with 16 points. Bridgewater is now 6-1 overall and remains undefeated in the Delaware Division. Check out full highlights now: Bridgewater Record: 5-1 Gill St. Bernards Record: 3-2 Sponsor Alert!! Coverage of Bridgewater-Raritan is brought to you by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates and Urgent Injury Care. Thanks to these two sponsors, JSZ will bringing you the best Panthers highlights all season long! Warren Hills 63 Somerville 61 Two more top teams duked it out today in the Skyland conference, Warren Hills (7) and Somerville (9). Both teams got themselves into foul trouble late in the game, but it was Somerville who could not recover. In the 4th quarter, the Streaks were 11/14 from the foul line and in the entire game Devyn Gara made 11 of 15 from the line. Gara also tacked on four rebounds and sevens steals for Warren Hills as they defeated Somerville 63-61. Check out full highlights now: Somerville Record: 6-2 Warren Hills Record: 6-1 Princeton -38 Robbinsville 25 Robbinsville came into Tuesdays game sitting fourth in the Colonial Valley Conference rankings. However, it was Princeton who would take control of the game thanks to their defense and the shooting of Catherine Dyevich. They were able to hold Robbinsville to a season low 25 points. JSZ’s Nery Rodirugez was there for all the action! Ewing -68 West Windsor- Plainsboro North 45 5-1 West Windsor- Plainsboro North has been impressive so far this season taking down Trenton in dominating fashion just a couple games ago. Ewing who just lost to Trenton was able to bounce back with a victory 68-45 victory thanks to Shemar Robinson who had 22 points in the match up. Watch now: Sponsor! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our Ewing, Princeton and West Windsor- Plainsboro North coverage on JSZ!
Vote now for South Jersey girls and boys basketball weekly game ball
Jersey Sports Zone is excited to present our weekly game ball for the top performers in both boys and girls basketball. Each week you choose from our 2 surveys on who you think had the best performance in the south Jersey area. Our polls open on Sunday and votes will be collected until we will close our voting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday. The winner for each week will receive a JSZ game ball hand delivered by Nery Rodriguez which will be presented on camera at practice. Vote now! Take Our Poll Take Our Poll Do you think we missed someone from south Jersey? Contact Nery Rodriguez now: email@example.com
Toms River North gets shutout against WWPS
Toms River North 1 West Windsor- Plainsboro South 0- Ice Hockey What started off with a quick goal quickly turned into a defensive battle. Toms River North took an early 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from Ryan Dineen, but it would be goalie Kat Brezniak that would help secure the victory thanks to some key defensive stops. JSZ’s Nery Rodriguez was there for all the action! Thank you to Princeton Orthopaedic Associates for sponsoring our West Windsor- Plainsboro South on Jersey Sports Zone. Because of Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, we’ll get many more great moments from WWPS sports all year long! Welcome to Jersey Sports Zone! After three years on the Jersey Shore, we’ve expanded our coverage to every part of the Garden State. We are excited to bring you high definition highlights and features of high school sports all year long.
JSZ Blog: Even the Story Teller Has a Story
To the players, coaches, parents, and fans out there. To the readers, followers, and viewers of our content. To those who have supported Shore Sports Zone over the past three years, and to those who are new. Jersey Sports Zone is officially here, and I would like to welcome you to this new and exciting company, and say how thankful I am to have you along for the ride. I would like to introduce myself, and tell you about my passion and plans for this new venture. I have always been the “behind the scenes” guy, my focus being on on finding and telling the stories of others. Editing, creating, and mixing, piece by piece, video by video. None of which ever really included myself. But, even the story teller has a story. Right? I remember a cold January afternoon in Neptune, New Jersey. I was an eight year old boy, gripping my father’s hand as we headed into the gymnasium for the Scarlet Flier’s annual Holiday Jubilee. We grabbed what seemed to be the only available seats in the building. Just as I settled into my seat and picked up my head, there was a flash across the gym. A player had stolen the ball, sprinted down the court and rose into the air, throwing down a rim rattling acrobatic dunk like nothing I had ever seen before. I turned to my father and asked “Who is that!?” He simply replied “That’s J.R.”. That player of course being NBA Champion and Cleveland Cavalier Guard JR Smith, who at the time was a long and lanky 11th grader at Lakewood High School. There was no internet fame, or multi million dollar contract yet, but you certainly wouldn’t know it by being in his presence. There was an aura around JR, and it was an entirely fresh experience for me. He was a star. I knew it, every fan in the gym knew it, and most undoubtedly, JR Smith knew it. That “aura” is not a requisite of greatness, but the great ones usually have it. It’s when a player can walk into a room full of people that know nothing of him or her, but know immediately that he/she is someone. From that point on, I was hooked, I wanted to find more players that captivated audiences, drew crowds by the thousands, and ticket lines so long that my legs would ache by tip off. My father and I began traveling the state, tri-state, and eventually all over the Northeast. Attending showcases, tournaments, and games featuring the best players in the country. Every season was a new start, a chance to discover another star, and the opportunity to years down the line say ‘I was there when..” I was there when LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony squared off as high schoolers, dazzling college and pro scouts while drawing ooh’s and aah’s from the crowd in Trenton. I was there to see many of DaJaun Wagner’s unfathomable and entertaining state record 3,462 career points. I was there at Rutgers in 2011, for what some considered the game of a life time, No. 1 St. Patrick’s vs No. 2 St Anthony. A sold out National Championship prizefight, disguised as a Non-Public B North Final. Bob Hurley’s Friars getting the better of Kevin Boyle’s Celtic’s en route to a perfect 33-0 season and Hurley’s 26th State Championship. Then came 2013, I wanted a way to document my experiences at these events. The amazing players and moments deserved to be archived and shared. I began filming the games I attended, sitting in the stands with my iPhone, anxiously awaiting an exciting play or exhilarating slam dunk. The footage certainly wasn’t award winning. It was out of focus, not in frame, and a bit shaky. I wasn’t entirely sure of what I was doing, but it seemed to be working, and I was loving every minute of it. Video by video, my views, followers, and subscribers began to grow. This was all thanks to the amazing players I covered. I would like to name a few that helped me me along the way; Mike Gesicki, Karl Towns Jr., Isaiah Briscoe, Ben Simmons, The Ball Brothers, Leondre Washington, Bryan Antoine, and Scottie Lewis. The names, games, teams, and moments could be listed on and on. All of which have contributed to where I am today. Bringing high definition highlights to all of you, and telling the stories of New Jersey’s best athletes. Providing exposure and shining light where it belongs. From an iPhone, to a Best Buy CamCorder, to a full on professional camera that I use today. The evolution and progression has been steady. Self teaching, and practicing. Perfecting my craft to the best of my ability. Nothing was planned, only discovered along the way. Art is truly about finding a way to express yourself, and video is my way of doing that. The camera is my paint brush, this laptop is my canvas. Creating something special and sharing it with others is what I love to do. This is what I will continue to do with Jersey Sports Zone and I cannot be more thrilled about it. Whether it be a simple game highlight, or a long form documentary. Shining a light and providing exposure for young athletes and their dreams, the only way I know how to. Rich Chrampanis had asked me put something together to get people excited about our new company. I chose what only came natural to me. Here are some of my favorite and most memorable basketball moments from the last few years. Enjoy and Thank You for your time! Alexander Lorenzo Videographer/Producer Jersey Sports Zone ATTENTION ATHLETES We want to give you a space to tell your story. We take great pride in providing positive promotion of high school athletes. Throughout the year, we’ll ask athletes from all sports to contribute their own blog entries to learn what it takes to succeed on and off the field. If you want to be a part of the JSZ Blog, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wells delivers Ocean golden goal and title
Ryan Wells scores a golden goal in the 98th minute to give Ocean Township a 1-0 win over West Windsor-Plainsboro North and the Central Jersey Group 3 championship. Watch the highlights and see all the scores from Friday state soccer Sponsor Shout Outs! Thanks to Manasquan Bank and AdPro Imprints for sponsoring our Ocean Township sports coverage. Because of these two great sponsors, we were able to bring this great moment from the Spartans! We will continue to bring high definition highlights of our sponsored schools as they go for state championships Central Jersey Group 4 (4) Monroe 3 (7) Freehold Township 2 Central Jersey Group 3 (3) Ocean Township 1 (4) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 0 Central Jersey Group 2 (9) Holmdel 1 (2) Bordentown 0 South Jersey Group 3 (2) Toms River South 2 (5) Ocean City 1
Boys state soccer playoff scoreboard
We’ve got all the scores from the Sectional Semifinals, plus highlghts of Wall and West Windsor-Plainsboro North in our Manasquan Bank Game of the Week Thanks to Manasquan Bank for sponsoring the high schools near their branches in Monmouth and Ocean County. During the fall playoffs, we will continue to showcase schools near Manasquan Bank branches in their quest for a state championship. NJSIAA Boys State Soccer Sectional Semifinals North 2 Group 3 (2) Hopewell Valley 4 (6) Middletown North 2 Central Jersey Group 1 (5) South River at (1) Shore – Wednesday 2pm Central Jersey Group 2 (9) Holmdel 2 (4) AL Johnson 0 Central Jersey Group 3 (4) West Windsor-Plainsboro North 2 (1) Wall 0 (3) Ocean at (2) Steinert – Wednesday 2pm Central Jersey Group 4 (7) Freehold Township 3 (3) Princeton 1 South Jersey Group 2 (7) Cinnaminson at (6) Manasquan – Wednesday 2pm South Jersey Group 3 (3) Lacey at (2) Toms River South, Wednesday 2pm Non-Public South “A” (1) CBA 10 (4) Notre Dame 2 Non-Public South “B” (8) Holy Cross 4 (5) Ranney 0