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 […]

Union boys’ soccer concludes September portion of schedule 6-0-2; Farmers – led by striker Vieira – lead UCC’s Mountain Division at 4-0-1

UNION – Once the Farmers took the lead against their Mountain Division rival they decided that one goal was not good enough. Union scored again. After New Providence pulled to within one goal in the second half, the Farmers answered right back. Union kept attacking and produced one more goal. Another solid division victory was […]

Hillside football moves to 4-0 after mistake-filled 23-13 triumph at Bernards; Biggins, Willis, Melendez score

Comets can clinch Valley Division title outright next week

BERNARDSVILLE – Hillside got to 4-0 as it expected, but the Comets sure did not perform in a way they are all too proud of. Hillside committed 15 penalties – seven in the first half and eight more in the second – and turned the ball over three times. In spite of those errors – […]

Roselle Park junior varsity football hosts Bergen County Tech Sept. 28; Will also be home to Highland Park Oct. 12

The Roselle Park junior varsity football team will host Bergen County Tech tonight (Sept. 28) at 7 at Herm Shaw Field, with senior Patrick Gergich to be the starting quarterback for the Panthers. Roselle Park’s JV team is 3-0, with wins at Wood-Ridge and home against Hillside and Johnson. According to Roselle Park head coach […]

Union County football has 8 games Sept. 28 and 4 more on Sept. 29; New Providence seeks 5-0, Hillside 4-0

Union at South Brunswick battle of 3-1 Group 5 schools

Union County football this weekend – Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 – consists of eight games Friday and four more on Saturday. Roselle will now be hosting South Hunterdon Friday night at Rahway River Park instead of Metuchen. “Our numbers are down, we aim to get healthy and plan on playing at Bishop […]

Hillside football at Bernards in battle of 3-0 squads; Top teams in Mid-State’s Valley Division feature potent offenses

And stingy defenses

Last year Hillside went on the road after qualifying in Central Jersey, Group 2 for the first time and was victorious all three playoff games. Head coach Barris Grant dubbed his Comets “Road Warriors” after Hillside won at undefeated South River, at Johnson (a team it lost to in the regular season) and then defeated […]

Rahway defense excels, offense finds way in second half; Indians produce first shutout win in 5 years

Moore, Pendleton, Arribas score TDs in 22-0 triumph

CRANFORD – A year ago on the same field Rahway held Cranford to zero points in the first half and had a two-touchdown lead at intermission. Friday night at Memorial Field – once again – the Indians did not allow the host Cougars to put up any points on the scoreboard in the first and […]

Rahway at Cranford Sept. 21 has makings of fine Union County grid clash; Host Cougars seeking 3-0 start

Visiting Indians coming off 35-7 triumph at 2-0 Voorhees

When Cranford hosted Rahway last year the Cougars were 0-2 and in desperate need of a victory if they were to qualify for the playoffs for a seventh straight season. Cranford (2-0, 2-0) hosts Rahway (1-1, 1-1) again Friday night at 7 in a Mid-State 36 Conference-Mountain Division clash at Memorial Field. Last year Rahway […]

Summit football dominates Warren Hills in Sept. 15 home-opener to improve to 2-0

SUMMIT – The Summit football team, which concluded last year with a rare back-to-back losses sequence at Tatlock Field to finish 6-4, was anything but beatable in Saturday’s home-opener. The Hilltoppers, who return nine starters on offense and seven on defense, defeated visiting Warren Hills 45-8 in Mid-State 36 Conference-Raritan Division play. Summit, which improved […]