Union-Essex roster here for first Union-Essex vs. Middlesex All-Star Baseball Game at Kean, June 27

Here is the Union-Essex roster for the first Union-Essex vs. Middlesex All-Star Baseball Game, scheduled to be played Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at Kean University in Union.   2017 UNION/ESSEX COMINATION ALL-STAR TEAM:   PITCHERS: Danny Wilkinson (LH), Scotch Plains, sophomore Gordon Graceffo (RH), Cranford, junior Ryan Cardona (RH), Livingston, junior Matt Ciccone […]

Roselle talented running back Byrd hopes to soar for North in June 26 Phil Simms All-Star Classic at Kean; South leads series 18-17-2

When Isiah Byrd was given the ball you better have been paying attention. Because if you weren’t, there was a good chance you were going to miss a Roselle touchdown. An electrifying 6-point Ram jaunt to the end zone. That was his job last fall. The senior tailback didn’t disappoint. Byrd (5-9, 205) had one […]

Union County All-Stars edged by Essex County in annual Underclassmen clash; Gula of Millburn and Serretti of GL are MOPs; A Union-Essex team, for the first time, will take on Middlesex County June 27 at Kean

Union's LeMatty honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

UNION – Peter Gula made the most of his opportunity to shine as an all-star. A member of Millburn’s Group 4 state championship squad, Gula started at second base for the Essex County squad and ended up being used as the team’s sixth and final pitcher. Gula produced at the plate and on the mound […]

Cranford baseball has fine season conclude in Group 3 state championship game; Junior RH Graceffo magnificent for 7 innings in 5-1, 8-inning defeat

TOMS RIVER – Chris Reeder prides himself on defense. The Allentown junior backstop, according to head coach Brian Nice, has proved all season long that he is a catcher capable of helping get one of his pitchers out of a jam. Lately, he’s also found his stroke at the plate. In a thunderous way. With […]

Cranford baseball to face Allentown in June 10 Group 3 state championship game at Toms River South; Cougars reach Toms River for 4th time this decade

Seek to end season on 10-game winning streak with program's 6th state crown

From that initial practice the first Friday in March, the goal remains the same – the Cranford Cougars expect to be preparing to play their final game of the season in Ocean County. Three months later and Cranford is Toms River bound once again. Cranford (21-7) will play Allentown (25-2) in the Group 3 state […]

Cranford baseball, behind Oblachinski game-winning hit, reaches G3 state championship game; RH pitchers Donovan, Genova limit Pascack Valley to just 4 hits

Cougars will travel to Toms River June 10 with 9-game winning streak

WAYNE – No moment seems too big for Brian Oblachinski. Cranford’s senior three-sport standout just goes about his business and gives his all, whether it’s throwing a football, shooting the basketball or – in Tuesday’s case – hitting and fielding the baseball. With Cranford one out away from not scoring for a fifth straight inning […]

Cranford, GL baseball each 1 win away from playing for state championships in Toms River; Cougars face Pascack Valley at William Paterson, while GL takes on Manasquan at Rowan

Pascack Valley just captured its first sectional title in 51 years. Cranford repeated as the North 2, Group 3 champs and has won 12 sectional championships since 1997 and 11 under present head coach Dennis McCaffery since 1999. Manasquan just won its first sectional title in 31 years. Governor Livingston won Central Jersey, Group 2 […]

Union County Conference final baseball, softball standings here for 2017 season; Baseball champs: GL, Summit, RP, Plainfield; Softball champs: GL, RP, Summit, Kent Place

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR 2017 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (8-2) – champions 2-Westfield (6-3) 3-Scotch Plains (5-4) 4-Cranford (5-5) 5-Elizabeth (3-7) 6-Union (2-8) Not played: Scotch Plains at Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (6-2) – champions 2-Union Catholic (5-3) Johnson (5-3) 4-New Providence (4-4) 5-Linden (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION […]

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