Elmora Youth Troopers preparing to excel in first Little League World Series appearance in Williamsport, Pa.; Elizabeth baseball team follows state title with Mid-Atlantic Region championship

First LLWS game is Friday, Aug. 16 at 8 p.m. vs. Oregon, the Northwest Region champion

Taking a one-game-at-a-time approach the Elmora Youth Troopers Little League team – this summer’s New Jersey state champions – just kept playing. Why? Because the group of youngsters from Elizabeth, ages 9-12, kept winning. As a result, Elizabeth, N.J. will be represented at the Little League World Series that begins Thursday in Williamsport, Pa. Elmora […]

Ahr is first kicker to be named MVP; Leads Middlesex County past Union County 23-7

All-Stars clash in Autoland Classic at Kean University

UNION – Aaron Ahr was sent out five times to do his job. The task at hand on those important occasions was to kick the ball through the uprights. Ahr didn’t disappoint. At all. Ahr, wearing No. 11, produced 11 points to lead the Middlesex County All-Stars to a come-from-behind 23-7 win over the Union […]

North holds on to edge South 24-23 as field goal on last play is no good; Union’s Lucien sparks North defense in Phil Simms All-Star Game at Kean

UNION – The North needed to be good – and it was – and it needed to be lucky – and it was. No matter, the North will take it. When South placekicker Jake Hurler’s game-winning 25-yard field goal attempt hit off the right upright on the final play of the game, the North jubilantly […]

Guarino was the glue that held Farmers football together; He will be missed

Carmen Guarino was the coach that held things together. Guarino was the glue. He was the man in the middle for Union Farmers football. Nearly 30 years ago now Jeff Longueil was the defensive coordinator. Gary Zakovic was the offensive coordinator. Other assistant coaches included John Quinn, soon-to-be head baseball coach Chet Czaplinski, veteran mentor […]

Westfield baseball repeats as North 2, Group 4 champs for first time; Blue Devils win section as 8th seed behind superb pitching, clutch hitting and sparkling defense

Blue Devils will next take on Ridgewood in Group 4 semifinals Monday at Kean

BASKING RIDGE – There are moments that define a player, a game, a season. If Westfield baseball was to capture another sectional championship – this one, perhaps, the most unlikely of them all – the Blue Devils had to come through with the game on the line in the bottom of the sixth. With the […]

New Providence baseball bests Brearley in May 31 North 2, Group 1 final; Pioneers will next face Emerson Boro in June 3 Group 1 semifinal at Northern Valley Regional at Demarest

Bears conclude fine season at 14-9

NEW PROVIDENCE – Visiting Brearley’s initial game-plan was simple, if the pitch looked good jump on Ryan Sherman as early as possible. That strategy worked in favor of the Bears as they were able to produce a run on two hits to take the game’s first lead before host New Providence came to bat. The […]