Rahway boys basketball defense stymies and offense takes control in 2nd quarter to prodice opening Valley Division triumph at Cranford; Indians have 4 players score in double-figures

Cranford junior Petgrave paces all with 16

CRANFORD – Being aggressive on the court means taking chances with a distinguishable amount of confidence. When the second quarter began visiting Rahway wanted nothing to do with playing host Cranford even as it had done for the first eight minutes. The Indians took the ball to the hoop and filled it in a variety […]

Dayton boys basketball pulls away in 4th quarter to best Brearley Bears for first victory; Alicea scores 23, Jackon 19 to lead Bulldogs

Principato pours in 16 for 3-2 Brearley, McLean 14

SPRINGFIELD – As the fourth quarter commenced and they were trailing once again the host Bulldogs were about to do anything in the final eight minutes to avoid starting their 2019-2020 campaign 0-4. Not only were the visiting Bears hanging in there, but they took the lead for the fifth time on an inside basket […]

Irvington repeats as Joe Silver Tournament champions by topping host Hillside; Thomas paces 4-0 Blue Knights with 20 points

Lambert scores 12 for Comets, who will begin January at 4-1

HILLSIDE – How confident was talented Irvington senior guard Karriem Thomas before Monday’s tipoff vs. the host Comets? “We knew we were going to win the game,” Thomas said moments after Irvington did just that. “Just play hard and show no mercy.” That’s exactly what the visiting Blue Knights did, led by Thomas and his […]

Union boys’ basketball improves to 2-0 with 67-54 win over Columbia; Sanborn leads all scorers with 23 points, Edmond adds 14

Garcia paces Columbia with 17

UNION – Sometimes the knockout punch can be delivered early. That means the team that delivers the initial blow must follow through the rest of the game in order for it to stand up. After opening with a dramatic, double-overtime triumph two days ago the host Union Farmers didn’t want to have anything to do […]

St. Jude Week at Union High School includes tripleheader boys’ basketball Dec. 19

Plainfield vs. Union; University vs. Linden and Summit vs. Westfield

UNION – St. Jude Week at Union High School will include the 5th Annual St. Jude Classic that will tip off Thursday at Union’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. An Opening Night boys’ basketball tripleheader features: Plainfield vs. Union at 4 p.m. University vs. Linden at 5:30 p.m. and Summit vs. Westfield at 7 p.m. This […]

Hillside produces program’s first 12-0 finish after capturing South, Group 2 Regional Championship; Comets come back in 2nd half to top Cedar Creek 25-3

Biggins throws TD pass to Bell, while Louis scores twice and Moore once in Dec. 8 clash at Rutgers

So now that Hillside followed up a third straight state championship with a first regional title, what is the next challenge for the suddenly unstoppable Comets? “We’re now chasing Lou Rettino,” said fourth-year head coach Barris Grant on Monday, referring to the former legendary Union mentor guiding the only program in Union County to four […]

One of Union’s most historic football wins took place Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991; Farmers ended Randolph’s then state-record 58-0-1 unbeaten streak

Came back in second half to win North 2, Group 4 championship game at Cooke Memorial Field 24-14

There was a time when public school football was still on an even par with non-public schools. State championship games – after a period from 1976-1981 for some – were moved back to the high school fields and there was an electricity about them, not a single vacant seat to be found. Just about the […]

Hillside football attempting to become first Union County team to win a Regional Championship; South Jersey, Group 2 state champion Comets (11-0) clash with Cedar Creek Dec. 8 at Rutgers

Winning a state championship is the ultimate in football. However, losing a game in the same season after capturing one can leave an empty feeling. That’s what the Hillside Comets experienced 12 months ago. They do not intend to have that same feeling come Sunday. Hillside (11-0) will clash with Cedar Creek (10-2) Sunday at […]

Terry Hanratty steps down as Roselle Park head football coach; Cites spending time with family as central issue

Citing the reason to be available to spend more time with his children and their sports, today, Wednesday, Dec. 4, Terry Hanratty officially stepped down as Roselle Park’s head football coach. “It’s completely a family issue,” said Hanratty, 47, who was the head coach at Roselle Park since 2012, leading the Panthers to a 39-36 […]