Rahway, Summit, Hillside football seek to capture state championships for the first time before Thanksgiving

The explosive running backs include Rahway’s Dashon Moore, Summit’s Max Jackson and Hillside’s James Louis. The absolute studs on defense consist of Rahway’s Shimei Page, Summit’s Jack Kelly and Hillside’s Brian Ugwu. The efficient, calm-cool-and-collected, offensive-leading, signal-callers are Rahway lefty-throwing senior Jakir Robinson, Summit senior Skyler Schluter and Hillside junior Gavin Melendez. These are the […]

Hillside football to host only second state championship game on its field and first in 35 years; Nov. 17 battle pitting Manasquan at Hillside will be clash of last 2 CJ, G2 state champions

HILLSIDE – Yankee Stadium is referred to, for example, as The Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers, and most appropriately – The House that Ruth built. There’s another field that has multiple names. That’s where the Hillside Comets football team calls home. Now with field turf for the first time, we can start with […]

Union boys’ soccer captures UCC’s Mountain Division crown; UCT co-champ Farmers go from 0-16-3 to 16-0-4 in one year

One of the best one-year turnarounds in Union County sports history is complete. One year after the Union boys’ soccer team had one of its worst records at 0-16-3 – the Farmers also only won three games two years ago – Union finished a spectacular 2018 campaign with an unbeaten record of 16-0-4. The Farmers […]

Cranford girls’ tennis nets a fine 19-3 season; Cougars capture UCC’s Mountain Division title

Best part is that 5 of 7 starters return for 2019

What might be the best looking-ahead factor about a team that just completed an outstanding 19-3 season? Well, in the case of the Cranford girls’ tennis team, perhaps it’s the fact that the Cougars return five of their seven starters for 2019, including all three singles players. Cranford’s 19-3 record included the Cougars capturing the […]

Rahway football reaches first state championship game in 10 years; Is now 1 win away from first state title in 34 years

Robinson, Moore, Burnett lift Indians past visiting South Plainfield; Up next is game at Summit for crown

RAHWAY – The Rahway football team defeated South Plainfield 28-7 Saturday at Rahway River Park to advance to its first North 2, Group 3 state championship game since 2008. The Indians are seeking to win the section for the first time since 1984. Third-seeded Rahway is now 9-1, has won nine straight, and will play […]

The future looks bright for Union football

UNION CITY – Although the Farmers will not advance to their first state championship game in five years, there is plenty for Union football to be proud about. Much was accomplished in 2018, with a lot more success on the horizon. First came the late comeback in the season-opener vs. visiting Linden, with Union tying […]

Union comes back to top Elizabeth 28-17 in N2, G5 clash; Farmers advance to semifinals for 3rd time in last 4 years

Senior RB Lucien rushes for 178 yards on 15 carries, including TD runs of 43, 65 and 5

UNION – While the fans of Union Farmers football might not have had the same faith at intermission, the players themselves knew exactly what was at stake. “We better get our act together in the second half or our season will conclude much sooner than expected,” was one outburst. It was raining. It was pouring. […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]

Hillside football will enter CJ,G2 playoffs as not only defending champions, but with perfect 8-0 record; Comets top Group 4 Cranford in first game on new turf field

Defeat Cougars for first time since 2009

HILLSIDE – After going 8-0, winning the Mid-State Conference’s Valley Division championship for the first time and concluding a regular season schedule with home wins over Group 3 North Plainfield and Group 4 Cranford – the latter on its new turf field – now comes the difficult part for the Hillside Comets. Defending last year’s […]

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