Union football step behind a speedy Elizabeth offense

Minutemen score quick for a dominating win

By JR Parachini, Sports Editor ELIZABETH– It wasn’t beauty that killed the beast. It was speed that killed the Farmers. In an early-season division showdown that featured the two best teams inUnionCountyand two of the top-ranked teams in the state, it was the home team Minutemen making the biggest statement. Elizabeth, behind the speedy running […]

Groundbreaking ceremony new era

Athletic Turf Complex for JD

The Springfield Board of Education, in collaboration with the Springfield Town Council, held a groundbreaking ceremony last Friday morning for the new Athletic Turf Complex which will be located on the campus of Dayton High School, 139 Mountain Ave. School and town officials, along with students from all of the Springfield schools, celebrated the commencement […]

Rahway starts strong with convincing opening victory

Visiting Hillside has positives to build on  By JR Parachini, Sports Editor RAHWAY – Justin Becker, as a team captain and returning two-way starter, realized the importance of his football team getting out to a good start. “We worked hard all week to come out here and play well,” Becker said. Rahway was efficient offensively, […]

Union vs. Elizabeth pits the county’s top ranked teams

By JR Parachini,  Sports Editor UNION- Last year they met for the first of two times in Week Six, withUnioncoming off one of its most heartbreaking defeats – a last-play-of-the-game 37-35 setback atWestfield. Elizabethcame toUnionthe next weekend, sky high and with a perfect 5-0 mark. Forty eight minutes of football later and the Minutemen were […]

Cranford football a defending state champ for the first time

By JR Parachini,  Sports Editor For the first time in program history theCranfordfootball team is a defending state champion. Now the Cougars go from the glory of that victory last Dec. 3 to the harsh realization that last year was last year and this is a whole new season. “People are used to us being […]

Twilighters men’s softball captures senior league title

Backing up a fine record with a title. The Twilighters captured the 2012 Morris/Essex Tuesday Senior Softball League crown. They finished a stellar championship season with an impressive record of 21-5. The league consists of 10 teams in two divisions and has over 150 players. All of the players are age 60 and older. The […]

Clark LL team captures District 10 championship

The Clark 12-and-under Little League traveling baseball team captured its ninth district championship and fifth in the last 20 years by winning District 10 honors last month. In double-elimination competition,Clark – with one loss – faced undefeated Sayre Woods South. In order to win the championship,Clark had to defeatSWS twice. Clark posted a 7-5 win […]

Union County Football Schedules 2012

By JR Parachini, Union County Sports Editor Here are the Union County football schedules for 2012, the new Mid-State 38 Conference division alignments and last year’s final Mid-State 39 Conference final standings and a list of the 2012 head coaches:   UNION FARMERS Sept. 7 Bridgewater-Raritan, 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at Elizabeth, 7 p.m. Sept. 28 […]

Roselle Park Football Preview

By JR Parachini, Union County Sports Editor ROSELLE PARK – There’s a new sheriff in town and his name is Terry Hanratty. The Elizabeth resident and former successful mentor at Governor Livingston, who lives just a few first down markers from Roselle Park’s Herm Shaw Field, is embracing his next coaching challenge with everything he’s got. Roselle […]

Summit football moves back to North 2, Group 3

By JR Parachini,  Sports Editor SUMMIT – The last time the Summit football team captured North 2, Group 3 was 32 years ago. The last time Cranford won the section was last year – for the first time in its first-ever championship game appearance. Both teams are sparked by outstanding returning senior players – for […]

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