Rahway football gets a hometown kid to transfer back after 2-year stint at Bergen Catholic; Alfano (6-5, 270) will be a big plus on both lines

A prominent player at Linden, Kyle Phipps, transferred to Don Bosco Prep for his sophomore year after making the varsity and playing some at that level his freshman year at Linden. For whatever reasons, it didn’t work out for Phipps in Ramsey. Phipps came back to Linden and played there again on the varsity level […]

New football classifications affect 5 Union County schools; Cranford, Summit, Rahway back in N2, G3

New Providence back in N2, G1 and Linden back in N2, G4

The new football classifications affect five Union County schools. Cranford, Rahway and Summit are back in North 2, Group 3. In the past three years Rahway was in Central Jersey, Group 3 and in the past two Summit was in North 2, Group 4 – both for the first time. Cranford was situated in CJ, G3 last […]

Roselle Rams football schedule totally revised on July 31; Rams will now have only 4 home games at Rahway River Park

Will play at Roselle Park on Thanksgiving for the second year in a row

The Roselle Rams football schedule was totally revised today – Monday, July 31 – as listed on the website: unioncountyconferencenj.com. Here is the old schedule: 2017 ROSELLE RAMS Sept. 9 Bernards, noon Sept. 15 at Delaware Valley, 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Johnson, 7 p.m. Sept. 30 Hillside, noon Oct. 7 New Providence, noon Oct. […]

Brearley football opens Sept. 1 at home vs. Holmdel; Bears will not have a game-scrimmage

Last year, because of various scheduling conflicts, Union was unable to have a game-scrimmage before its 2016 season commenced. Brearley will have the same situation this season because Pingry left the Mid-State 38 Conference, which now has 37 schools. Last year Pingry was situated in the Mid-State’s eight-team Union Division along with Brearley, Roselle Park, […]

Union SC Crimson Tide U-17 girls’ win first 2 matches in US Club Soccer Nationals competition in Westfield, Ind.; Top teams from Texas and Minnesota

The Union SC Crimson Tide U-17 girls’ soccer team that captured the Mid-Atlantic Regional championship held in Somerset on June 29 got off to a fine start in the US Club Soccer Nationals it advanced to, which were held July 21-24 in Westfield, Ind. Union won both of the matches it played Friday, July 21 before falling […]

MVP Oblachinski leads Union County All-Stars to come-from-behind Snapple Bowl triumph; Guides winning team to 2 key 4th quarter TD drives

Cranford's Bakie, Roselle's Stephens, Johnson's Fischetti, Rahway's Anderson score UC TDs

UNION – After leading at the half – a longer than usual intermission caused by a lightning delay – and also ahead going into the final 15 minutes, the Union County All-Stars had to sort of re-invent themselves in order to come out on top again. The Middlesex County All-Stars finally got into the end […]

All-Star QBs Hairston III of Roselle and Oblachinski of Cranford seek to guide Union County squad into end zone often; Snapple Bowl XXIV kicks off July 20 at Kean

Proceeds benefit Edison-based Lakeview School, a program of the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities, and the Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside

UNION – Gerald Hairston III led the Roselle Rams to a Union County-best 495 points. Brian Oblachinski guided the Cranford Cougars to the third most points of any Union County squad last year, 358. Repeat North 2, Group 5 champion Westfield was second with 378. Union County’s All-Star quarterbacks hope to lead their football team […]

Dayton baseball standout Wuest continues to show positive signs in his rehab following emergency surgery

Dayton baseball coach Mike Abbate’s latest visit to Kessler to see the progress infielder Adam Wuest is making left him with nothing but positive things to say. “He’s doing a lot better and is now up on a walker,” said Abbate, moments after his Monday, July 17 excursion to West Orange. “He’s able to balance […]

Union SC Crimson Tide U-17 girls’ soccer team captures regional championship; Next is the nationals, scheduled for July 21-24 in Westfield, Ind.

After having to come back from deficits in three straight qualifying matches, the Union SC Crimson Tide U-17 girls’ soccer team saved its most dominant play for the championship game en route to advancing to the nationals. On Thursday (June 29) morning at PDA Soccer Complex in Somerset, the Crimson Tide blanked Maryland Rush NPL by […]

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