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 […]


Lauren Grossmith, varsity cheerleader Lauren is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. What’s your favorite dance? “The Cupid Shuffle, because it’s a song that everyone can dance to.” Do you have a pen pal? “In second grade, I sent a Flat Stanley to my friend named Jessica, who lives in Arizona.” Who […]


Taliyah Avent, varsity cheerleader Taliyah is a senior who cheers for football, basketball and wrestling. Wht’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned in your life? “Never be afraid to pursue goals and dreams, because I never want to look back on my life and have regrets.” Who would play you in a movie about your life? “Kyla Pratt […]

Union County Tournament baseball prelim, first round schedule here, including starting times; First prelim game April 27; second April 28; Eight first round games April 29

Here is the preliminary round and first round schedule for the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament:   PRELIMINARY ROUND: Thursday, April 27 18-Hillside at 15-Linden, 4 p.m. – Memorial Field Friday, April 28 17-Roselle Catholic at 16-Plainfield, 4 p.m. – Joe Black Field   FIRST ROUND: Saturday, April 29 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 17-RC/16-Plainfield […]

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 […]

GL baseball improves to 11-0 behind fine pitching of Cocchia; Senior LH tosses 2-hitter, with 12 strikeouts

Highlanders top Watchung Division foe Scotch Plains with three runs in first and one more in second

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Nicky Cocchia likes pitching at home. He likes Mondays. He likes winning. Therefore, Cocchia likes to pitch on Mondays at home – and win. This Monday on the hill he dominated like no other. Wearing No. 30 instead of No. 27, Cocchia improved to 3-0 on the young season by winning his […]

Defending champion GL – the only undefeated baseball team in Union County at 10-0 – in line to be awarded No. 1 seed for 64th annual UCT; Has outscored foes 91-22

Highlanders sparked by starting pitching staff that includes standout seniors Doren, Cocchia, Schneider, Savage

There is no mystery as to which team should be seeded No. 1 Monday night when the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament is put together in Cranford. For the first time Governor Livingston is the defending champion. The Highlanders should also be awarded the top seed in their quest to repeat as champions – […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings as of Monday, April 24 and overall records here

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 24   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (3-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Westfield (2-2) 4-Cranford (2-3) 5-Union (1-3) Elizabeth (1-3)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-New Providence (2-1) 3-Johnson (1-2) Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (4-0) 2-Dayton […]

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