Roselle Park football wins first playoff game since 1993; Panthers sparked by RBs Johns, Carmona, Matthews

Will host New Providence in a semifinal 2 weeks from now

ROSELLE PARK – For the first time in nearly two decades Roselle Park’s season will not end when its annual Thanksgiving Day contest vs. Roselle is completed. Behind the efficient, bruising and electric running of seniors Richie Johns and Juan Carmona and junior Brian Matthews, the second-seeded Panthers produced their first playoff win in 19 […]

Playoff matchups finalized for 11 Union County football teams that made it; Games will take place Friday night and Saturday afternoon

Sectional consolation matchups listed below for 6 Union County schools that didn't qualify

Union County football has produced a state champion each of the last three years. Can this be the season that more than one Union County team holds up a trophy? The last time that happened was six years ago in 2006 when Elizabeth and Brearley won titles. Now it’s time to get ready for the […]

The mess Hurricane Sandy brought continues to hamper everything we do; High school football in Union County will attempt to continue this weekend

Final games before playoffs and possible consolations are rescheduled for Friday and Saturday

For those who already got their power back – God Bless! I am both thankful for you and very envious. As of Wednesday, Nov. 7, mine is not back and JCP&L has no clue when it will be back. As far as Union County football is concerned, everyone had a bye week last weekend. Because […]

10 Union County football teams have qualified for the playoffs

This weekend's schedule could be in jeopardy because of Hurricane Sandy

Still with a weekend to go before the secitonal quarterfinals begin, 10 Union County football teams have qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs.The other seven Union County schools have already been eliminated. Because of Hurricane Sandy, this weekend’s schedule of games to be played on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 could be in a […]

Roselle Park football tops Dayton, qualifies for playoffs for first time since 2001

Carmona scores 2 TDs, Matthews, Andre one; Schneeberger kicks 4 extra points, hauls in key reception on final scoring drive

ROSELLE PARK – Many times goals are met because a game plan was put in place, with the team sticking to it from day one. Roselle Park made great strides last season and the Panthers were not about to let all of that hard work go by the wayside. So the Panthers worked even harder […]

Looks like 10 Union County football teams are playoff bound; Linden also still alive despite 1-5 record

Next weekend's schedule, picks, this past weekend's results, JR's newTop 10 here

UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAMS ALREADY PLAYOFF BOUND STILL WITH TWO WEEKENDS TO GO   NORTH 2, GROUP 5: Elizabeth, Union   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Scotch Plains   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: Summit, Cranford, Rahway   NORTH 2, GROUP 1: New Providence, Roselle Park, Dayton (It will help Roselle Park and Dayton if Secaucus loses […]

Roselle Park football tops Brearley for first time since 2001

Matthews rushes for 189 yards, 3 touchdowns

KENILWORTH – Brian Matthews, a first-year varsity starter, didn’t quite know the history of Brearley’s recent dominance over Roselle Park. The Roselle Park standout junior running back-defensive back heard about it from his teammates. “I’m new to this,” Matthews said Friday night. What the 5-8, 165 pound Matthews isn’t new to is taking the ball, […]

Union County Tournament — Boys Soccer Schedule

Union County Tournament — Boys Soccer Schedule

FIRST ROUND – SATURDAY, OCT. 6 12-Plainfield at 5-Summit 14-Dayton/11-Union winner vs. 19-Roselle/6-Hillside winner at the higher seed 10-Johnson at 7-Cranford 15-Union Catholic/9-Linden vs. 8-Brearley at the higher seed TOP FOUR SEEDS RECEIVE BYE INTO QUARTERFINALS 1-Scotch Plains-Fanwood – defending champion 2-Westfield – 2010 champion 3-Governor Livingston 4-Elizabeth – 2008 champion PRELIMINARY ROUND SATURDAY – […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis sees competition improve

Is in more challenging Mountain Division

By JR Parachini Sports Editor After winning the Union County Conference’s Valley Division championship the past two years, the Roselle Park girls’ tennis team knew it would have an even more challenging schedule this season after moving up to the Mountain Division. “We belong in the Mountain Division, so we’re ready for some tougher competition,” […]

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 […]

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