Dayton football thwarted by Manville in Union Division clash; Mustangs junior RB Peek has big game

Bulldogs to next host South Hunterdon on Oct. 26

SPRINGFIELD – A game that featured two teams attempting to win on the field for the first time this season turned a bit more one-sided than the home team would have liked once a certain player was given the ball. Manville gave junior running back Nasir Peek the pigskin and off he went. He reached […]

Hillside got out of South River with another victory to extend winning streak to 10; Comets to face North Plainfield for first time since 2011

When Hillside returned to South River last Saturday it was the Comets who were undefeated this time. Also unlike last year’s game the score was much closer when the final period commenced. South River quarterback Michael DeSantis scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter to pull his team to within 14-13. However, his […]

UCT girls’ volleyball to continue Oct. 19 with 4 quarterfinal round matchups at higher seeds; Semifinals are Oct. 24 at Johnson High School and the final Oct. 26 at Kean University

The girls’ volleyball Union County Tournament continues Friday, Oct. 19 with the four quarterfinal round matchups at the higher seeds. The top eight seeds all made it, with the top four hosting. The tournament then moves to Johnson High School in Clark for the Wednesday, Oct. 24 semifinals at 6 p.m. and 7:30. The championship […]

For 2nd time in 3 years 3-2 Cranford football tops 5-0 Summit; Cougars enhance North, Group 4 playoff chances

For the second straight season – with, perhaps, the playoffs on the line – the Cranford Cougars came through big-time in the second half at home against an undefeated team. Trailing 5-0 Summit by five points at intermission, Cranford fought hard in quarters three and four to top the visiting Hilltoppers 25-12 Friday night at […]

New Providence scores in OT to best Brearley in battle of undefeated Union Division squads; Both QBs throw 3 TD passes

Pioneers improve to 7-0, while Bears move to 5-1

NEW PROVIDENCE – The home team’s initial snap of the ball was so poorly executed that junior quarterback Owen Kovacs had to run backwards to fall on it at his own 10, resulting in a deflating 25-yard loss. However, just about 150 minutes later New Providence couldn’t have drawn up and then produce a better […]

Featured Union County football matchup this weekend is Oct. 12 Union Division clash with Brearley (5-0) at New Providence (6-0); Hillside (5-0) and Summit (5-0) also seek to remain undefeated

There are still 4 Union County teams without a loss as we are down to the final 3 weeks of the regular season. A showdown this Friday night features 2 of them clashing. After that just 1 will still have the 0 in the right column. Among this weekend’s top matchups includes Brearley (5-0) at […]

Union football tops Westfield for first time since 2013; Junior QB Sanborn runs for 1 TD, passes for another

Westfield lost a second straight game for first time in 5 years

UNION – The Farmers came closer last year against Union County rival Westfield – within exactly a single point. This year there was no way they were walking off the field without a victory. Union, minus one of its key offensive weapons, was still able to reach the end zone three times in the first […]

Union County FB still undefeated: New Providence, Summit, Hillside, Brearley; Union seeks first win over Westfield since 2013

Ten games on tap for Oct. 5 and two more on Oct. 6; GL has the weekend off

So through the last weekend in August and then the month of September, we have four teams in Union County that have still not experienced the agony of defeat. New Providence is 5-0 – not bad considering the Pioneers are coming off consecutive 1-9 finishes the past two seasons for the first time in program […]

Union boys’ soccer concludes September portion of schedule 6-0-2; Farmers – led by striker Vieira – lead UCC’s Mountain Division at 4-0-1

UNION – Once the Farmers took the lead against their Mountain Division rival they decided that one goal was not good enough. Union scored again. After New Providence pulled to within one goal in the second half, the Farmers answered right back. Union kept attacking and produced one more goal. Another solid division victory was […]

Hillside football moves to 4-0 after mistake-filled 23-13 triumph at Bernards; Biggins, Willis, Melendez score

Comets can clinch Valley Division title outright next week

BERNARDSVILLE – Hillside got to 4-0 as it expected, but the Comets sure did not perform in a way they are all too proud of. Hillside committed 15 penalties – seven in the first half and eight more in the second – and turned the ball over three times. In spite of those errors – […]

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