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 […]

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 […]

Dennis McCarthy was a dear friend and will be truly missed; High school football talent evaluator passes away at age 74

The last time I heard Dennis McCarthy’s voice was on a phone message he left me in January. “JR, hi, it’s Dennis. I just got all the information you sent me, thank you very much. “All is well here, no need to call me back. Tell your father I said hello and we’ll talk again […]

Union County public school baseball state tournament schedule for Tuesday, May 23 here

UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BASEBALL IN STATES TODAY – TUESDAY, MAY 23 FIRST ROUND NORTH 2, GROUP 4: 9-Scotch Plains at 8-Union, 4 p.m. 11-Piscataway at 6-Westfield, 4 p.m. NORTH 2, GROUP 3: 9-Hopewell Valley at 8-Summit, 4 p.m. 14-Iselin Kennedy at 3-Cranford, 4 p.m. 11-Ferris at 6-Rahway, 4 p.m. NORTH 2, GROUP 1: 16-Somerset […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball division and overall records here as of Monday, May 22

Baseball champions: Watchung-Gov. Livingston, Mountain-Summit, Valley-Roselle Park, Sky-Plainfield; Softball champs: Watchung-Gov. Livingston, Mountain-Roselle Park, Valley-Summit, Sky-Kent Place

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 22   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)   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 (6 schools): […]

Union County baseball teams listed in state tournament here; Games commence May 22, with state finals scheduled for June 10 in Toms River

Cranford has won North 2, Group 3 five times this decade

Union County baseball has 15 of its 21 playing schools in the state tournament, which commences Monday, May 22 with first round action. The sectional quarterfinals are scheduled for Thursday, May 25. The semifinals are Tuesday, May 30 and the finals Friday, June 2. The group semifinals – at neutral sites – are Tuesday, June […]

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 […]

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