Governor Livingston, with record of 10-2, selected as top seed for 42nd annual softball UCT; Highlanders last won crown in 2015

Defending champion Johnson is the No. 3 seed

Governor Livingston, which has appeared in the last seven championship games, was selected as the top seed for the 42nd annual softball Union County Tournament. Seeded Monday night in Clark, GL earned the No. 1 seed based on a 10-2 record that includes Union County Conference-Watchung Division wins over defending UCT champion Johnson (7-3) and […]

Union County well represented in North-South All-Star Football Game; 39th annual event set for June 26 at Kean

  Players from eight Union County high schools are part of the North roster for this year’s 39th annual Phil Simms North-South All-Star Football Game, scheduled to be played Monday, June 26 at 7 p.m. at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. Arguably the top defensive player in Union County last year was Westfield lineman […]

GL baseball, as expected, selected top seed for 64th annual UCT; Highlanders defending champs for first time

2015 champion Cranford the No. 2 seed and the Cougars will host the May 6 semifinals on their new turf field

As expected, first-time defending champion Governor Livingston was selected as the top seed Monday night for the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament. GL improved to 11-0 overall and 4-0 in the Union County Conference’s Watchung Division Monday after turning back visiting Scotch Plains 4-0. Cranford, which had Monday off, was selected the No. 2 […]

GL baseball improves to 11-0 behind fine pitching of Cocchia; Senior LH tosses 2-hitter, with 12 strikeouts

Highlanders top Watchung Division foe Scotch Plains with three runs in first and one more in second

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Nicky Cocchia likes pitching at home. He likes Mondays. He likes winning. Therefore, Cocchia likes to pitch on Mondays at home – and win. This Monday on the hill he dominated like no other. Wearing No. 30 instead of No. 27, Cocchia improved to 3-0 on the young season by winning his […]

Defending champion GL – the only undefeated baseball team in Union County at 10-0 – in line to be awarded No. 1 seed for 64th annual UCT; Has outscored foes 91-22

Highlanders sparked by starting pitching staff that includes standout seniors Doren, Cocchia, Schneider, Savage

There is no mystery as to which team should be seeded No. 1 Monday night when the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament is put together in Cranford. For the first time Governor Livingston is the defending champion. The Highlanders should also be awarded the top seed in their quest to repeat as champions – […]

Baseball is never over until the last out is made; 10-year anniversary of wild April 23, 2007 comeback victory by host Elizabeth over Westfield

Minutemen DH Alvin Valerio ended game with walk-off, grand slam home run over left field fence

This looking back story comes under the famous Yogi Berra cliché of: “it ain’t over ’till it’s over.’ That’s the beauty of baseball. Unlike football, basketball, hockey and soccer there is no clock that ultimately determines the conclusion of those sporting events. In high school baseball you have to get 21 outs. When taking a lead […]

Mountainside resident Reid gives Georgia Tech verbal commitment; Standout GL sophomore batting over .400

Highlanders baseball improves to 9-0 after besting 6-1 Barringer 8-2

Governor Livingston sophomore Stephen Reid, in his first year playing for the Highlanders after competing at Johnson in Clark last year, liked very much what he saw when he went to Atlanta last Friday, April 14. He now plans on playing baseball collegiately at Georgia Tech, alongside fellow GL sophomore Drew Compton, who gave the […]

Rahway baseball takes lead in 7th, but ultimately falls in UCC-crossover at Union Catholic; Indians almost best 2nd Mountain Division squad

Junior LH pitcher-first baseman Winters and freshman second baseman Gonzalez - making his first varsity start - excel at the plate for the visitors

SCOTCH PLAINS – In an exciting, attention-grabbing, back-and-forth high school baseball clash that involved three lead changes before the fourth and final one in the bottom of the seventh, two things became clear Monday once the dust settled and late afternoon turned into early evening. First, Rahway has come a very long way under third-year […]

Union baseball comes back to top visiting Madison 8-4; Farmers win 2nd straight to improve to 4-1

Led by WP Novoa and nine hits, including 3-run double by Olivo

UNION – Heading into a big Union County Conference-Watchung Division clash at highly, state-ranked Governor Livingston Monday, the Union Farmers – although it may not have been their most crisp game – found a way to get past a gritty Madison squad Saturday. With the game tied going into the sixth, Union scored the winning […]

GL baseball moves to 3-0 after winning first Watchung Division clash; Highlanders top visiting defending champ Westfield 6-2

Senior LH Cocchia, sophomore DH Reid lead way

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Unless a pitcher has incredible movement on his fastball, a second pitch is often needed to be effective against a quality opponent. For Governor Livingston’s Nicky Cocchia that pitch was his curveball. The senior left hander was able to get that pitch by Westfield batters on his way to falling just one […]

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