Rahway baseball takes lead in 7th, but ultimately falls in UCC-crossover at Union Catholic; Indians almost best 2nd Mountain Division squad

Junior LH pitcher-first baseman Winters and freshman second baseman Gonzalez - making his first varsity start - excel at the plate for the visitors

SCOTCH PLAINS – In an exciting, attention-grabbing, back-and-forth high school baseball clash that involved three lead changes before the fourth and final one in the bottom of the seventh, two things became clear Monday once the dust settled and late afternoon turned into early evening. First, Rahway has come a very long way under third-year […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 17; Overall records as well

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Governor Livingston (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Union (1-1) 4-Westfield (2-2) 5-Elizabeth (1-3) Cranford (1-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-Johnson (1-1) New Providence (1-1) 4-Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools:) 1-Dayton (3-0) Roselle Park (3-0) 3-Rahway (2-2) […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here after first week of play; Overall records also listed

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 10 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Scotch Plains (2-0) 2-Union (1-0) 3-Gov. Livingston (0-0) 4-Westfield (0-1) 5-Elizabeth (1-2) 6-Cranford (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (3-0) 2-New Providence (0-0) 3-Union Catholic (0-1) Linden (0-1) Johnson (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (2-0) 2-Dayton (1-0) 3-Brearley (2-1) […]

Baseball coaches must be aware of new pitch count rules; In place to help prevent arm injuries

Sure to also alter game strategy

Dayton senior right hander Joe Kastner threw 81 pitches in five innings in hurling a no-hit, complete-game, shutout Monday vs. division rival Brearley. According to the new pitch count rules, he now knows that he has to have at least three days rest before he can pitch again. That means he will not be eligible […]

Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season here and also last year’s final standings

Here are the Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR 2017 SEASON:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champions Gov. Livingston Westfield Elizabeth Cranford   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Roselle Park – defending champions Benedictine Academy Union Scotch Plains Brearley (new) (moved up from […]

Union County Conference baseball alignment for 2017 here; Also 2016 standings and UCC champs 2016-2010

Here are – what I think I figured out – the new division alignments for Union County Conference baseball for 2017:   2017 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Westfield – defending champion Scotch Plains Elizabeth Cranford Gov. Livingston Union   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champion Union Catholic Linden […]

Special season will continue for Union standout senior wrestler Zuena; One of 20 grapplers from Union County high schools to reach AC

NJSIAA Tournament at Boardwalk Hall scheduled for March 3-5

As special a season as it could be for Nick Zuena will continue this weekend as he will proudly represent the Union High School wrestling program. The talented 152-pound standout senior grappler will be competing in the 84th annual NJSIAA Tournament that commences Friday, continues Saturday and concludes Sunday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Zuena […]

Final Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records heading into states here; Also a breakdown of Union County teams in their opening state tournament matchups

State tournament basketball commences today – Monday, Feb. 27 – in New Jersey. Another long winter season will wrap in two weeks. Union County has 17 boys’ and 17 girls’ basketball teams in the states. Sectional finals will be played next week, with the group finals scheduled for the weekend of March 11, 12. The […]

Last 4 boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments have had the top 4 seeds all advance to semifinals; Boys’ are at Kean Feb. 21 and girls’ at Rahway Feb. 22

We have a little déjà vu going on here in Union County. For the fourth straight year the top four seeds for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments advanced to the semifinals. Also for the fourth consecutive season the Roselle Catholic girls’ are in the 4-vs.-1 semifinal. The last year the top four […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball division and overall records here; Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ Watchung title

Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ basketball Union County Conference-Watchung Division title, both finishing 7-1 in league play and splitting against each other. That means the only UCC division up for grabs still is the Valley, with Rahway leading Scotch Plains 9-1 to 8-2 at the moment, with both teams still having to play […]