GL baseball bounces back to best defending champion Westfield and clinch program’s first outright Watchung Division title; Senior LH Cocchia improves starting record to 5-0

Highlanders will next seek to capture Central Jersey, Group 2 for the 4th time

One week after getting upset in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament and then the next day falling for the first time in league play, the Governor Livingston baseball team rebounded to do something it never did before. The Highlanders captured the Union County Conference’s Watchung Division title outright for the first time. […]

Union captures first boys’ volleyball UCT championship; Top-seeded Farmers best second-seeded Elizabeth in final

Led by serving of senior Arren Naguit, come back to win final 2 games vs. 14-2 Minutemen

After – for at least one game – not playing its best in the semifinals, top-seeded Union had to take a deep breath and increase its focus in order to take home the trophy. In the championship match, the top-seeded Farmers lost the first game to second-seeded Elizabeth. “We had to match their level of […]

UCT baseball semifinal winners: Westfield and Cranford; Cougars come back to win in 8th

Championship game is May 13 at Kean University; Westfield has record 14 titles, Cranford is next with 9

CRANFORD – After the way Westfield is playing right now it’s hard to believe that the Blue Devils were 4-7 after its April 23 game at North Brunswick’s Community Park. Westfield wasted no time establishing itself vs. Johnson Saturday, scoring five runs on four hits before making an out. The Blue Devils, also sparked by […]

Cranford baseball, sparked by Bakie and Genova, advance to UCT semifinals for 5th straight season; Big upset in one of the quarterfinals

Final Four is May 6 at Cranford's Memorial Field for the first time

CRANFORD – Ryan Bakie does it all for the Cranford baseball team. On Wednesday he delivered the game-winning hit with a bases-clearing double in the second inning that gave the Cougars the lead for good. In the top of the fourth he threw out an Elizabeth runner at second base who attempted to stretch a […]

UCT baseball continues with May 3 quarterfinals at higher seeds; Top 4 seeds – GL, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Westfield – play host; All 8 quarterfinalists also scheduled to play May 2

Semifinals are scheduled to be played at Cranford's Memorial Field (new field turf) for the first time on May 6

All eight baseball teams that advanced to Wednesday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled to play today – Tuesday, May 2 – so pitching strategy becomes even more essential. Perhaps the biggest question for all eight quarterfinalists is which hurler(s) to send to the mound Wednesday? Which one(s) will be the most rested and have […]

12th-seeded Rahway baseball holds on to stun 5th-seeded Summit in first round of UCT; Indians win 5th straight to advance to May 3 quarterfinals

Starting pitcher Torres earns mound victory and bangs out 3 hits with 2 RBI; In relief, Garcia earns save in addition to producing first-inning RBI-single

SUMMIT – In its best effort to not allow history to repeat itself, the Rahway baseball team survived an opponent’s comeback attempt and as a result the Indians are moving on. Much-improved Rahway, the 12th seed, held on to oust fifth-seeded Summit 8-7 in a first round Union County Tournament contest held Saturday morning at […]

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 […]