Union County softball teams in state tournament listed here; Games commence May 17, with a first Tournament of Champions to follow

The following are the matchups for Union County softball teams in state tournament play. The states start today, Wednesday, May 17. Last year Johnson and Benedictine Academy of Elizabeth won sectional championships and reached state championship games. For the first time this year there will be a Tournament of Champions following the six state championship […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of Monday, May 15

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 15 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (8-1) – champions 2-Westfield (5-3) 3-Scotch Plains (4-4) 4-Cranford (4-5) 5-Elizabeth (3-6) 6-Union (2-7) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (5-2) 2-Johnson (4-2) 3-Union Catholic (4-3) New Providence (4-3) 5-Linden (0-7) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (7-1) 2-Dayton (7-2) […]

UCT baseball final is now May 12 at Kean; 4th-seeded Westfield has most titles with 14, while 2nd-seeded Cranford is next with 9

Blue Devils swept regular season Watchung Division games and last won UCT in 2014; Cougars last took home the crown in 2015

When we have a Westfield-Cranford baseball matchup with a trophy at stake, you can include in the conversation talk of the past, present and even the future. Both were very good in the past, are still very good in the present and will most likely continue to be very good in the future. For the […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of Monday, May 8; Roselle Park softball repeats as Mountain Division champs

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 8   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (6-1) 2-Westfield (5-2) 3-Cranford (4-4) 4-Scotch Plains (3-4) 5-Elizabeth (3-5) 6-Union (1-6)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-2) Johnson (4-2) 3-Union Catholic (3-2) 4-New Providence (2-2) 5-Linden (0-5)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (6-0) 2-Dayton […]

UCT boys’ volleyball debuts today – Friday, May 5 – at Johnson; 6 teams involved, with matches taking place in both gymnasiums

Here are the seeds: 1-Union. 2-Elizabeth. 3-Summit. 4-Plainfield. 5-Linden. 6-Roselle Catholic.

The first boys’ volleyball Union County Tournament will be contested today – Friday, May 5 – at Johnson High School in Clark. Here is the schedule for the one-day event: INAUGURAL UCT BOYS’ VOLLEYBALL Friday, May 5 At Johnson High School in Clark SEEDS: 1-Union. 2-Elizabeth. 3-Summit. 4-Plainfield. 5-Linden. 6-Roselle Catholic. SCHEDULE: FIRST TWO MATCHES: 5-Linden […]

Top 4 seeds advance to softball UCT semifinals; Scheduled for May 6 at Linden’s Flanagan Fields

All four home teams were victorious Wednesday, May 3 when the 42nd annual softball Union County Tournament continued with its quarterfinal round. Top-seeded Governor Livingston edged eighth-seeded Summit 2-1. Fifth-seeded Cranford trimmed 13th-seeded Scotch Plains 11-1 at Adams Avenue Field. Second-seeded Westfield turned back 10th-seeded Elizabeth 8-2. Third-seeded and defending champion Johnson blanked sixth-seeded Dayton […]

Cranford baseball, sparked by Bakie and Genova, advance to UCT semifinals for 5th straight season; Big upset in one of the quarterfinals

Final Four is May 6 at Cranford's Memorial Field for the first time

CRANFORD – Ryan Bakie does it all for the Cranford baseball team. On Wednesday he delivered the game-winning hit with a bases-clearing double in the second inning that gave the Cougars the lead for good. In the top of the fourth he threw out an Elizabeth runner at second base who attempted to stretch a […]

Union County Tournament baseball, softball May 3 quarterfinal schedules here; With records including May 2 results

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BASEBALL QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 4 p.m. TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 9-Johnson (7-7) at 1-Governor Livingston (15-0) 12-Rahway (8-5) at 4-Westfield (8-7) BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 7-Elizabeth (8-7) at 2-Cranford (7-5) 6-Union (8-6) at 3-Scotch Plains (8-7)   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SOFTBALL QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 4 p.m. TOP SIDE OF […]

UCT baseball continues with May 3 quarterfinals at higher seeds; Top 4 seeds – GL, Cranford, Scotch Plains, Westfield – play host; All 8 quarterfinalists also scheduled to play May 2

Semifinals are scheduled to be played at Cranford's Memorial Field (new field turf) for the first time on May 6

All eight baseball teams that advanced to Wednesday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals are scheduled to play today – Tuesday, May 2 – so pitching strategy becomes even more essential. Perhaps the biggest question for all eight quarterfinalists is which hurler(s) to send to the mound Wednesday? Which one(s) will be the most rested and have […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings and overall records here as of May 1

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