New Providence pulls away from Cranford in 2nd quarter with 16-0 run to win battle of 2-0 girls’ basketball squads; Cumiskey leads Pioneers with 12 points

Santarelli scores 5 for Cranford, while teammate Pringle pulls down 10 rebounds, blocks 2 shots

NEW PROVIDENCE – The home team’s effort during the game’s first eight minutes gave absolutely no indication of how it was going to perform once the contest continued. Although the host Pioneers limited visiting Cranford to just one field goal in the first quarter, they found themselves trailing by one. Both teams were able to […]

Linden wrestlers top Roselle Park for the first time; Tigers produce 7 straight wins, the final 5 in stretch by fall

Linden wrestling goes back a bit more than 50 years. Roselle Park wrestling goes back even further – the mid-1930s – with the Panthers being one of only four programs in the country (and just two in New Jersey, Paulsboro being the other) to accumulate 1,000 wins. Roselle Park has been the gold standard in […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball, sparked by returning starters Hanner, Encarnacion, Haywood and key reserve Worthey, look to challenge for Union County supremacy once again

There’s no doubt Roselle Catholic will once again be among the teams to beat in Union County girls’ basketball this season. As the season progresses, however, will the defending Union County Tournament champions be the team to beat? That’s one goal the Lions, who finished 22-5 last year, are working on. Roselle Catholic split with […]

5 Union County boys’ basketball teams will open at 4th Annual St. Jude Classic Dec. 14 at UHS

UNION – Three basketball coaches will be making debuts – one in each game – as the 4th Annual St. Jude Classic will tip off Friday at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. An Opening Night boys’ basketball tripleheader features: Plainfield vs. Union at 4 p.m. Linden vs. Piscataway at 5:30 p.m. and Westfield […]

One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

Sot remembered as a ‘tremendous athlete’

Michael Sot of Clark died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that took place early Sunday morning. A sophomore at The College of New Jersey, Sot was 20. The 2017 Johnson High School graduate was one of five students from the Ewing Township school that were injured in a two-vehicle collision. Sot was […]

Hillside football has 1 more hurdle to climb to complete perfect season; Comets vs. Haddonfield in first-ever South, Group 2 Bowl Game

Undefeated repeat state champions will clash Dec. 1 at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD – Twelve months ago Hillside, which went from the seasons of 2009-2016 without finishing above .500, defeated an unknown team (Point Pleasant Boro) that was 11-0 at a neutral site (Rutgers) in its final game of the 2017 season. Now the Comets are preparing to do the same to another unknown team (Haddonfield) […]

Summit football sees state championship season conclude at 10-2; Hilltoppers fall to Ramapo 42-22 in first-ever North, Group 3 Bowl Game

Senior RB Jackson rushes for 120 yards and 2 TDs; Junior RB Lusardi gains 129 yards on nine attempts; Tyler scores Summit's final TD

EAST RUTHERFORD – No matter how much you game-plan to prevent a formidable aerial attack it almost doesn’t matter. If quarterback and wide receiver are on the same page – like Ramapo seniors AJ Wingfield and Max Baker have been all season long – all you can do is tip your hat. Wingfield threw five […]

GL, Rahway, Westfield football triumph on road on Thanksgiving; State champion Summit faces Ramapo in North, Group 3 Bowl Game at MeLife

With the program’s first winning season in a decade on the line, Governor Livingston needed to play the final 24 minutes of Thursday (Nov. 22) morning’s Thanksgiving Day game vs. host New Providence with an entirely different attitude. The Highlanders were down, although just by three, at intermission. Sixth-year head coach Dan Guyton felt it […]

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