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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