UCT soccer championship games this week: 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth boys’ Oct. 24 at Kean; 3-Westfield vs. 1-Cranford girls’ Oct. 25 at Johnson

The soccer Union County Tournament championship games are set to be contested this week. The boys’ final is Thursday night, Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. It will be second-seeded Summit vs. top-seeded Elizabeth. This is the fifth time Summit is in the championship game. The last time was in […]

Cranford’s Rosenmeier reaches 100 victory plateau in 15th season; Cranford improves to 4-2 with dominant win

Cougars next play at North Hunterdon Oct. 25 for outright Mid-State Conference-Raritan Division title

CRANFORD – What’s it like to play football for Cranford head coach Erik Rosenmeier? “You learn the importance of being able to execute what you do every day,” senior quarterback Connor Katz said. “He wants you to be you and go out and give it everything you’ve got.” Senior two-way lineman Patrick Blowe said: “I […]

Rahway football was last 5-0 and 6-0 in last state championship season of 1984; Indians captured North 2, Group 3 that year for 3rd time in playoff era

Here's a look at results from that 8-2-1 state title season from 1984

Rahway came close to winning a state championship last year. This year the Indians presently have the look of a team that will accomplish that feat. Standout senior middle linebacker Qualil Lumpkins likes where Rahway is at the moment, but also cautions: “stay hungry and take it one game at a time.” Rahway defeated Cranford […]

Rahway football moves to 5-0 for first time since 1984; Pierre-Louis scores 4 TDs in 46-14 home win over Cranford

Cougar QB Katz throws a TD pass and runs for another score

RAHWAY – Rahway’s first 5-0 start in 35 years is no surprise to standout senior middle linebacker Qualil Lumpkins, always among the team’s leading tacklers. “On defense we keep things simple and just try to fly around,” Lumpkins said. “A big thanks goes to Coach (Lou) Urbano (Rahway’s defensive coordinator).” Rahway’s only given up seven […]

Summit football, behind stellar defense and 3 Lusardi touchdowns, knocks off 4-0 Somerville; Goldblatt forces key fumble that leads to winning TD and then closes game with INT

Hilltoppers snap 17-game Pioneer regular season winning streak

Summit was coming off a home loss to undefeated Rahway and was then faced with the prospect of hosting defending Mid-State Conference Mountain Division champion Somerville, another team without a setback. The visiting Pioneers arrived at Summit’s Tatlock Field Saturday with a 4-0 record that included 187 points for, only 26 against, and two shutouts. […]

Hillside football’s 5-0 start most dominating; Comets have outscored opposition 203-14, with 3 shutouts

Standout senior Biggins leads way at QB once again

First Hillside realized what it took to win just to be in the conversation of being among the better teams. Then the Comets took the next step. Hillside reached a state championship game two years ago for the first time in over 30 years. Then the Comets won it, state champs for the first time […]

Rahway football wins at Summit in battle of undefeated squads; Mountain Division-leading Indians (3-0) averaging nearly 51 points

Arribas, Bradford, Burnett excel on offense; Bailey, Darisme and Lumpkin on defense; Sola on special teams

Rahway lost seniors Jakir Robinson, the quarterback, and senior running backs Zion Pendleton and Dashon Moore to graduation after the Indians went 10-2 for the first time in 10 years and reached the North 2, Group 3 state championship game, also for the first time in exactly a decade. Time to feel sorry for the […]

Roselle Park freshman Amaya steps on field for first time and delivers; Kicks game-winning FG to lift Roselle Park past Dayton

Panthers win first varsity game in nearly two years

SPRINGFIELD – Roselle Park freshman Gabriel Amaya was prepared for the moment he was given to help his team come out on top. “Before the game started I had him kick some field goals,” Roselle Park head coach Terry Hanratty said. “I had it in the back of my mind that we might use him. […]

Union boys’ soccer off to another strong start at 5-1; UCT to be seeded Sept. 25 at Oratory Prep

Farmers shared last year's crown with Westfield

Following one of the quickest turnarounds in Union County history last year the Union boys’ soccer team did not expect to go unbeaten once again in 2019. However, the Farmers almost made it unscathed right up until the Union County Tournament seeding meeting. Union is presently 5-1, with its next game scheduled for Thursday at […]