Dayton baseball, behind senior RH Kastner (8-0) tops visiting Becton; For 4th time since 2012 the Bulldogs will face Ridgefield in state tournament action

Sectional semifinal is May 30 at Ruby Field in Springfield

For the fourth time since 2012 the Dayton Bulldogs will attempt to defeat the Ridgefield Royals in a state tournament baseball game. The first two losses were heartbreaking to say the least. The third – two years ago – was still tough enough. “They’ve had our number,” said Dayton head coach Mike Abbate, who has […]

Dennis McCarthy was a dear friend and will be truly missed; High school football talent evaluator passes away at age 74

The last time I heard Dennis McCarthy’s voice was on a phone message he left me in January. “JR, hi, it’s Dennis. I just got all the information you sent me, thank you very much. “All is well here, no need to call me back. Tell your father I said hello and we’ll talk again […]

Cranford baseball has impressive record this time of year; Cougars 54-15 (.783) in states since 1999

Hosts Iselin Kennedy in May 23 first round N2, G3 contest at Memorial Field

  For Cranford baseball, there’s no time quite like the final days of May. This is the time of year where the Cougars simply find ways to win games. Over and over. Year in and year out. Since Dennis McCaffery took over as head coach in 1999, Cranford has produced an impressive 54-15 (.783) record […]

Union County baseball teams listed in state tournament here; Games commence May 22, with state finals scheduled for June 10 in Toms River

Cranford has won North 2, Group 3 five times this decade

Union County baseball has 15 of its 21 playing schools in the state tournament, which commences Monday, May 22 with first round action. The sectional quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday, May 25. The semifinals are Tuesday, May 30 and the finals Friday, June 2. The group semifinals – at neutral sites – are Tuesday, June […]

Roselle Park baseball captures 3rd Valley Division title; Panthers led by fine pitching performance of senior RH Lagana (6-0)

Lieberman slugs 2-run HR in 6-3 win over host Brearley

KENILWORTH – Phil Lagana was given the ball to bring home the division championship. The senior right hander didn’t disappoint. Lagana went the distance – tossing a six-hitter – and at the plate produced two of his team’s seven hits, including an RBI-single in the first to give the Panthers the lead for good, as […]

GL softball tops Johnson for 7th UCT championship; Crusader senior hurler Randazza tosses no-hitter

For Highlanders, who won crown for 2nd time in 3 years, Namit was winning pitcher again and Trezza scored game's only run

The Governor Livingston softball team managed to capture its seventh county championship the hard way – without registering a basehit. However, the Highlanders were able to push across a run in the bottom of the second and – behind superb pitching once again from senior Alanna Namit – made it stand up. Top-seeded GL outlasted […]

Westfield baseball tops Cranford in UCT championship game; Blue Devils sparked by pitchers Scanlon, Hiltz and replacement standout Xiao

Cougars receive HR from Bakie and triple and two runs from Armstrong

At one point in the season Westfield was 4-7 – although its competition was more-than-respectable – and not hitting on all cylinders. Westfield also lost one of its top hitters – senior third baseman Victor Cruz – to injury. Westfield overcame. The Blue Devils then produced consecutive Watchung Division victories over Union and Cranford and […]

UCT baseball final is now May 12 at Kean; 4th-seeded Westfield has most titles with 14, while 2nd-seeded Cranford is next with 9

Blue Devils swept regular season Watchung Division games and last won UCT in 2014; Cougars last took home the crown in 2015

When we have a Westfield-Cranford baseball matchup with a trophy at stake, you can include in the conversation talk of the past, present and even the future. Both were very good in the past, are still very good in the present and will most likely continue to be very good in the future. For the […]

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. […]