Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

Elizabeth boys basketball wins season’s final game in front of no fans; Colicchio garners win No. 500

North 2, Group 4 sectional state champion Minutemen conclude at 24-4

The show must go on? Well it did for the Elizabeth boys basketball team Thursday night, at home, and in front of no fans. Under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s mandate, with only teams and essential staff in attendance, the North 1 vs. North 2 boys basketball semifinal between Group 4 sectional champions Paterson Kennedy […]

Elizabeth boys basketball wins at Watchung Hills to capture first North 2, Group 4 sectional state championship since 2012; Standout sophomore point guard Pierre produces game-winning basket with 2.3 seconds left

Minutemen will next host Paterson Kennedy March 12 in the Group 4 semifinal scheduled to be played at the Dunn Sport Center

WARREN – In the span of a minute and a half visiting Elizabeth went from having its biggest lead of seven to seeing the game tied for the ninth time by a Watchung Hills team seeking its first-ever sectional state title. With less than two minutes remaining the Minutemen came down and missed, with Watchung […]

State championship QBs Sanborn and Shapiro will be working together for a change; North signal-callers looking forward to Phil Simms All-Star Football Classic

Game will take place Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Kean University's Alumni Stadium in Union

PISCATAWAY – They were the enemy to each other for three seasons. They were the players that wanted to win each game, each year and bask in the glory with their teammates if they came out on top. Westfield’s Hank Shapiro realized the joy of victory first. Union’s Andrew Sanborn finally met that fate this […]

Region 4 champions out of Union include Francois and Darisme of Rahway, Stampoulos of Brearley and Elizabeth heavyweight Olowoopejo; NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City March 5-7

Last Union County state champion was in 2011

Not only did Rahway wrestlers Kaelan Francois and Joshua Darisme capture Region 4 championships at Union, but the standout grapplers will enter the NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City with undefeated records. Francois, the top seed at 113, defeated sith-seeded Donovan Chavis of St. Peter’s Prep 6-0 in the final to improve to 36-0. Darisme, the […]

Dayton standout Alicea about to wrap special basketball career he’s produced for Bulldogs; School’s all-time leading scorer focusing on what college he will take his talents to

Duran Jaylen Alicea, better known to his family, friends, teammates and coaches as “DJ”, opted to play his entire high school career in the town he moved to and at that town’s public high school. No regrets. Just a lot of growing as a basketball player, the instruction he received was just fine, and a […]

Governor Livingston will take on Westfield for girls basketball Union County Tournament title; Both semifinals provided plenty of drama

RAHWAY – When it’s time to ratchet up defensive pressure Westfield head coach Liz McKeon inserts senior Faith Dobosiewicz. On Tuesday night her assignment was to contain Oak Knoll 6-0 senior center Paige Morton. While Dobosiewicz performed admirably without the ball, preventing Morton from scoring at all in the fourth quarter, McKeon didn’t realize she […]

Union County Tournament girls basketball semifinals set for Feb. 25 at Rahway; 7-GL vs. 3-UC, followed by 4-Oak Knoll vs. 1-Westfield

When Gov. Livingston and Union Catholic clashed in Scotch Plains back on Jan. 25 in a Union County Conference-crossover the visiting Highlanders were just beginning to get on a roll. GL had just won five of six to even its record at 7-7 following a 2-6 start after its first eight. A 14-3 first quarter […]

Union County Conference Valley Division squads Summit, the champion, and Cranford advance to UCT boys basketball quarterfinals; Set for Feb. 22 at Rahway and at Johnson

Two schools from the Union County Conference’s third division – the Valley Division – can flex their muscles among the top boys basketball teams in Union County on Saturday. That’s because Summit, the outright champion at 9-1, and fifth-place Cranford advanced to Saturday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals that will take place at Johnson High School’s […]

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