UCT soccer championship games Oct. 26 at Kean: Girls’ – 3-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Cranford, 6 p.m.; Boys’ – 4-Union vs. 3-Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cranford girls last team to beat Scotch Plains in a final; Westfield boys' 11-0-1 vs. Union from 2012-2017

Both Union County Tournament soccer championship game matchups offer certain elements of intrigue. They are now scheduled for Friday night at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union – hopefully before the rain, heavy winds and lower temperatures prevail. It will be third-seeded and eight-time defending (twice shared) champion Scotch Plains vs. top-seeded Cranford in the […]

Elizabeth football bounces back to top Westfield for first time since 2012; Minutemen gain share of Watchung Division title with Union and Linden

First Elizabeth shutout win against Westfield since 2001; Senior RB Wactor scores game's only points on 2 TD runs

WESTFIELD – Heading into Saturday’s key Mid-State Conference-Watchung Division clash at Westfield the Elizabeth Minutemen wanted to prove that losing to a winless Franklin team the week before was the exception. They wanted to play Westfield more like the only team that has been able to defeat fellow Watchung Division rival Union (7-1) so far. […]

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 […]