Linden football comes back to beat Union for 3rd straight win; Tigers now preparing for next playoff foe, Warren Hills

Union drops second straight to finish season 5-4

UNION – Over at Cooke Memorial Field Thursday morning, Linden came back to win its third straight game and hand host Union its first home loss, pulling off a 31-27 Thanksgiving Day triumph. After trailing 7-0, 14-7 and 14-13 in the first half, Linden outscored Union18-13 in the second half to improve to 4-6. Union lost its […]

Lifted by lightning running of Dolbrice and Hill, Linden football comes back to beat Barringer in N2, G4 quarterfinal

Dolbrice leads all running backs with 143 yards and 3 touchdowns; Tigers will play at sixth-seeded Warren Hills in the semifinals

NEWARK – Linden running backs Juwan Dolbrice and Stefan Hill were confident the holes would be there to run through. “We just had to stay focused,” Dolbrice said. “The offensive line worked hard all week and came through when the game was on the line.” Linden entered the second half against Barringer down by two […]

Roselle Park football wins first playoff game since 1993; Panthers sparked by RBs Johns, Carmona, Matthews

Will host New Providence in a semifinal 2 weeks from now

ROSELLE PARK – For the first time in nearly two decades Roselle Park’s season will not end when its annual Thanksgiving Day contest vs. Roselle is completed. Behind the efficient, bruising and electric running of seniors Richie Johns and Juan Carmona and junior Brian Matthews, the second-seeded Panthers produced their first playoff win in 19 […]

Playoff football finally here for 11 Union County squads; 7 in action Friday night, 4 more Saturday

Defending North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford hosting first playoff game in eight years

We’ve all heard of a perfect 10. How about a perfect 11? There are 11 Union County football teams putting in their final preparations for first round playoff games. One of them – Roselle Park – qualified for the first time in 11 years. Another one – Union – will, again, attempt to win its […]

Playoff matchups finalized for 11 Union County football teams that made it; Games will take place Friday night and Saturday afternoon

Sectional consolation matchups listed below for 6 Union County schools that didn't qualify

Union County football has produced a state champion each of the last three years. Can this be the season that more than one Union County team holds up a trophy? The last time that happened was six years ago in 2006 when Elizabeth and Brearley won titles. Now it’s time to get ready for the […]

Make that 11 Union County football teams that qualified for the state playoffs; Linden makes the grade in North 2, Group 4

Tigers sneak in after beating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday for their first home win and only second victory of the season

I originally reported a couple of weeks ago that 10 Union County football teams qualified for the state playoffs. Make that 11. Linden snuck in in North 2, Group 4 after posting its first home win of the season, defeating Bridgewater-Raritan 23-21 Saturday at Cooper Field. As a result, the Tigers (2-6) earned the seventh […]

Rahway football dominates Roselle 29-6; Indians look forward to next week’s N2, G3 playoffs

Junior RB Gross runs for 103 yards and one TD

CLARK – Heading into the playoffs for the third straight season and for the eighth time in the last nine years, Rahway knew it was in for a helmet-to-helmet clash with neighborhood rival Roselle. Seeking to fine tune its game one final time before next week’s playoffs, Rahway set the tone immediately by driving 73 […]

The mess Hurricane Sandy brought continues to hamper everything we do; High school football in Union County will attempt to continue this weekend

Final games before playoffs and possible consolations are rescheduled for Friday and Saturday

For those who already got their power back – God Bless! I am both thankful for you and very envious. As of Wednesday, Nov. 7, mine is not back and JCP&L has no clue when it will be back. As far as Union County football is concerned, everyone had a bye week last weekend. Because […]

10 Union County football teams have qualified for the playoffs

This weekend's schedule could be in jeopardy because of Hurricane Sandy

Still with a weekend to go before the secitonal quarterfinals begin, 10 Union County football teams have qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs.The other seven Union County schools have already been eliminated. Because of Hurricane Sandy, this weekend’s schedule of games to be played on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 could be in a […]

Cranford, Summit girls’ soccer teams edged in UCT semifinals

Both take top seeds to the very limit

Most people predicted top-seeded Scotch Plains to face second-seeded Westfield in the 32nd annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament championship game, scheduled to be played later this weekend at a site and time still to be determined. However, Cranford and Summit did their best to prevent that. Both came oh so close to knocking off […]

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