The top-ranked Ridge Red Devils blanked No. 9 Ridge 2-0 behind a combined shutout by starter Brendan Callanan and reliever Connor Byrner. Junior Nick Selitti knocked in the game-winning run in the top of the sixth with a two-out single, while Callanan scored the second run on an error in the seventh. Click below to listen to Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas call all the action from Diamond Nation in Flemington on April 4, 2023:
Third-seed Rutgers Prep won its second straight Non-Public South B title, beating top-seed Wildwood Catholic 70-40 in the sectional title game at Seneca High School in Medford Lakes. Junior Mikayla Blakes led the Lady Argonauts with 22 points, while Katie Ledden followed up with 22. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action on March 1, 2023 on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
The top-seeded South River Rams fell just a win short in their quest for their first state title since 1991, falling 60-52 to second-seed Manasquan in South River. Senior Laz Rodriguez led the Rams with 15 points, while sophomore Alex Grospe had 13 – 10 of which came in the fourth quarter – including three treys. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the action on February 28, 2023 on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
Cameron Piggee’s and-one with 2.9 seconds to go gave Rutgers Prep its first lead of the game, and after a half-court heave missed, the top-seeded Argonauts knocked off defending champion and second-seeded Gill St. Bernard’s in the Somerset County Tournament Boys’ Championship Game, to take their second-ever county title. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas call all the action from Montgomery High School on February 18, 2023 on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
The top-seeded Rutgers Prep Lady Argonauts won their third straight Somerset County Tournament title, beating second-seed Gill St. Bernard’s 64-39, behind a career-high 21 points for Zahra Alexander, who led her team in scoring for the first time in her scholastic career. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas call all the action from Montgomery High School on February 18, 2023 on Central Jersey Sports Radio.
For the third time in a row, the St. Thomas Aquinas girls’ and boys’ basketball teams have swept the GMC Tournament Championships. The top-seeded Trojan girls won their fourth title in a row, while the boys won their third in a row, taking both titles on Friday, February 17th at Monroe Township High School. Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino were on the call from Monroe Township High School In the girls’ final, St. Thomas beat 3rd-seed Colonai 49-42 behind 12 points from Leah Crosby, a sophomore who won her second MVP Award. Fellow sophomore Gianna Chuffo added 11. Colonia senior…
Top-seed and two-time defending champion St. Thomas Aquinas and seventh-seed South Brunswick moved on to Friday’s Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament Championship Game with semifinal wins on Wednesday, February 15th at Monroe Township High School, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Scroll down to hear Mike Pavlichko and Justin Sontupe call all the play-by-play. In Game One, South Brunswick knocked off 3rd-seed South River behind 20 points from Harmehar Chhabra, and 11 from Kalani Antoine, while Jeremy Grospe had nine on three treys to lead the Rams in defeat. In Game Two, St. Thomas Aquinas beat fourth-seed St. Joseph-Metuchen 91-49.…
The Rutgers Prep girls’ and boys’ basketball teams advanced to their respective Somerset County Tournament Championship games with wins over Franklin on Thursday, February 16th, 2023, as heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Mike Pavlichko and Dom Savino had the call. In Game One, the Rutgers Prep girls ousted No. 5 seed Franklin 67-38, getting a game-high 26 points from junior Mikayla Blakes, and 11 each from senior Katie Ledden and freshman GiGi Battle. Precious Wheeler led Franklin with 14 in defeat. In Game Two, the Rutgers Prep boys beat 5th-seed Franklin 81-66, getting game-highs of 20 points apiece from…
No. 10 Middlesex got career highs of 34 points and seven three-point baskets from senior guard Neysa Aguilar on Senior Night to power the Blue Jays past No. 8 North Plainfield, 60-56 in GMC White Division action. The win clinched second place in the GMC White for Middlesex, while North Plainfield sophomore Nyla Felton also had a career night, scoring 30 points in defeat. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the play-by-play from Middlesex High School on January 31, 2023:
Senior guard Tyreak Williams’ 16 points led No. 7 South Plainfield past Woodbridge in a GMC White Division game heard on Central Jersey Sports Radio. Fellow senior guard Brandon Dean chipped in 15 despite still dealing with an injury to his shooting hand, as the Tigers are now just two wins away from clinching the division title. Kendall Pala and Nadino Jospeh paced the Barrons with 8 points each. Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko call all the play-by-play from Woodbridge High School on January 26, 2023: