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 […]

Summit junior varsity boys’ soccer captures Union County Tournament championship

Hilltoppers boot Union 3-0 in Tuesday night's final at Johnson

The Summit junior varsity boys’ soccer team captured the Union County Tournament title Tuesday night at Johnson after blanking Union 3-0. Summit reached the title contest as the second seed and along the way defeated 18th-seeded Roselle Park in the first round, seventh-seeded Plainfield in the quarterfinals, sixth-seeded Gov. Livingston in the semifinals and eighth-seeded […]

Roselle Catholic will battle Westfield in Friday night’s girls’ volleyball UCT championship match at Kean

Second-seeded Lions dominate four-time defending champion Union Catholic 25-6, 25-15 to reach their first final

There will be a new girls’ volleyball Union County Tournament champion this year, with the top two seeds battling each other for a third time in the championship match. In Tuesday night’s semifinals at Johnson, second-seeded Roselle Catholic ousted third-seeded and four-time defending champion Union Catholic in two games – winning in dominating fashion by […]

Summit field hockey edges Johnson with no time left to advance to UCT championship game

Sophomore Codey nets both Hilltopper goals in come-from-behind semifinal triumph

CLARK – Sometimes a team doesn’t manage to take its first lead until very late. The Summit field hockey team took that to a new level Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers managed to score the winning goal – for their only lead of the game – with exactly no time remaining in the second half. Kendall […]

Union girls’ soccer hangs tough vs. Scotch Plains in UCT quarterfinals

Goalkeeper Rivero, defender Moneme excel for Farmers

        SCOTCH PLAINS – When you’re going up against a team that you know will be difficult to apply a great deal of offensive pressure on that puts the onus on your defense to be practically perfect. Union’s defense played well against Scotch Plains Saturday afternoon, but allowed the visitors to score […]

Cranford football halted by visiting Ridge 35-21

Penalties hurt Cougars, who fall to 5-2; Dwyer scores 2 TDs, Zoughy 1

CRANFORD – Unlike previous opponents, Cranford made Ridge work real hard. The Cougars were the first team to take a lead on the Red Devils and they also managed to rush for 221 yards by halftime. Not bad for a Group 3 school vs. an undefeated Group 5 squad. If the Red Devils were to […]

Dayton Bulldogs football comes back to blitz Pingry Big Blue

Cioffi scores 3 TDs, Saladino - receiving - and Fletcher - rushing - produce one each

  UNION- After losing the ball on a fumble during its first possession and then turning the ball over again on an interception in the second quarter, Dayton was not exactly playing a crisp brand of football on a crisp Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs came out fired up, seeking to build upon last week’s big […]

Elizabeth, Johnson, Union, Cranford football teams continue winning ways

Minutemen 6-0, Crusaders and Farmers 4-1 and Cougars 5-1

Union County football teams that continued their winning ways Friday night were Elizabeth, Johnson, Union and Cranford. Elizabeth is now 6-0, Johnson and Union 4-1 and Cranford 5-1.   THIS WEEKEND’S UNION COUNTY SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 12 (7 games) Hillsborough at Union – Union 28, Hillsborough 24   Elizabeth at Bridgewater-Raritan – Elizabeth 39, BR […]

GL football holds off Hillside for initial triumph

Bruner, Jennings score key fourth quarter GL TDs; Straile excels for Comets

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – No team wants to start its season out at 0-5. That’s what Hillside and Governor Livingston were out to avoid Saturday afternoon. Just when it looked like the host Highlanders were on their way to a victory, the visiting Comets struck for a fourth-quarter touchdown to finally get on the scoreboard, pull to […]

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, […]