Union County football well represented in June 25 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game at Kean; former Roselle coach Grasso, Sr. to be honored at halftime

UNION – Jerish Halsey came up quite large in Rahway’s biggest games last season. The elusive wide receiver produced two touchdowns in Rahway’s season-opening win at Hillside. He then hauled in a touchdown pass in Rahway’s victory the following month at undefeated Somerville. In North 2, Group 3 play at Summit Halsey was there to […]

A look back at Westfield’s first appearance in a group final and a dramatic comeback win in state sectional play before

SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2011 AT TOMS RIVER SOUTH: – Manalapan 29, Westfield 14 Although the scoreboard read Manalapan 29, Westfield 14 once Saturday’s Group 4 state championship baseball game at Toms River South’s Ken Frank Stadium concluded, the Blue Devils produced a victory of sorts by the way they refused to quit. Westfield trailed 11-0 […]

Roselle Park softball comes back in the 7th and wins in the bottom of the 9th to top Gloucester City 4-3 for Group 1 state championship; WP Hummel drives in Alexis Cieslinski with GW run

27-2 Panthers will next compete in the TOC for the first time; RP wins 2nd state title and first since beating GC in 2003 final

UNION – Maddie Hummel has been through it all before. Her experience of pitching in big games couldn’t have served her better than it did on Sunday. Hummel pitched nine innings and had to sweat through baserunners in every single one of them. While her mound performance – although solid – was not near perfection […]

Roselle Park softball will now face Gloucester on June 3 in Group 1 state championship game; June 2 date was rained out

Panthers seek program's second state championship and first since 2003

The softball Group 1 state championship game between North 2 champion Roselle Park (26-2) and South Jersey champ Gloucester (23-3) scheduled to be played at Kean University’s Cougar Field in Union on Saturday, June 2 at 2:30 p.m. was rained out. The game will be made up on Sunday, June 3 at Kean at 10 […]

Roselle Park softball reaches first Group 1 state championship game since 2003; Panthers top Cedar Grove 2-1 in 8 innings in Group 1 semifinals

Now seeking program's 2nd state crown

The Roselle Park softball team not only scored in a group semifinal game for the first time in more than a decade, but the Panthers captured one for the first time in 15 years. Roselle Park – the 3-peat North 2, Group 1 champion – defeated repeat North 1, Group 1 champ Cedar Grove 2-1 […]

Roselle Park softball wins 3rd straight sectional championship for first time in program history; North 2, Group 1 champion Panthers to face Cedar Grove again Group 1 semifinals – scheduled for May 31 at Caldwell University

25 wins also a school record

ROSELLE PARK – The very good news for the Roselle Park softball team? A third straight sectional state championship was captured for the first time in program history. The very daunting – and quite expected – news for Roselle Park? For the second time in 12 months the Panthers are faced with having to figure […]

Union softball finishes strong with season-ending 6-game winning streak; Farmers outscore final 6 foes by 53-10 margin

Were victorious over N2, G4 semifinalist Millburn

The Union softball team seemed to save its best performances for last again this year as the Farmers overcame a 1-6 start to finish with a 10-11 record that included a season-ending six-game winning streak. Union outscored its final six foes by an impressive 53-10 margin, including two shutouts. Union closed last year’s 7-12 finish […]

Roselle Park softball blanks Brearley 6-0 in North 2, Group 1 semifinals; Panthers will host championship game for 2nd straight year, seeking 3rd consecutive crown

ROSELLE PARK – Beating a team – let alone a quality one – three times in three tries in one season is a challenge many squads might find too daunting. If the Roselle Park softball team was to reach its third consecutive sectional state championship game that’s what the Panthers had to do. They had […]

Dayton Bulldogs baseball bests Belvidere in North 2, Group 1 first round battle; WP Lashuk, catcher Quinn provide spark

Bulldogs next at top seed New Providence May 24

SPRINGFIELD – Last year Dayton baseball finally exorcised the demon of beating Ridgefield in the states and then, as the top seed, lost at home to Glen Ridge in the sectional final. On Thursday, the eighth-seeded Bulldogs will now be the team seeking to knock off the top seed as they will play at No. […]

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