UCC baseball champions: Cranford and Dayton capture Watchung and Mountain again, Summit wins Valley

This season’s Union County Conference baseball champions included a repeat state champion, a first-time sectional champ and a team that finished with the second most wins in Union County. Cranford won the Watchung Division for the third straight season and finished with a Union County-best 25-1 record. The Cougars also repeated as North 2, Group 3 […]

Union football 1977, 1978, 1979 reunion honors its mentor – head coach Lou Rettino; Former players, coaches gather to reminisce about their success

Stengel, Benedict, Rettino Jr. in attendance

SPRING LAKE – Get a bunch of guys together in a room at a football reunion and you find out about such things as: “the missed tackle,” “the play” and what player had the prettiest girlfriend, among other stories a bit less appropriate for publication. However, the common thread Saturday night at Spring Lake Manor […]

Cranford baseball repeats as state champions for first time; Cougars capture Group 3 for 3rd time in 4 years; 4th time overall

Williamson tosses 5-hitter to finish 11-0; Bottom order of lineup sparks 3-run 5th inning rally

TOMS RIVER – Down by a run heading into the bottom of the fifth against the biggest underdog in Toms River, there was no way Cranford was going to be denied another state championship. “If we didn’t win this game I probably wouldn’t have lived it down,” said Cranford pitcher Ryan Williamson. While Cranford’s top […]

Cranford, Westfield going for baseball state championships; NJSIAA will decide Friday if games will be moved to Sunday because of rain

North 2, Group 1 champion Dayton concluded another fine season at 20-5

Believe it or not, there’s something the Cranford baseball program has not achieved yet. That’s win back-to-back state championships. The Cougars are now seven innings away from doing that for the first time. Believe it or not, there’s something the Westfield baseball program has not achieved yet. That’s win a state championship. The Blue Devils […]

Sectional champions Cranford, Dayton, Westfield gear for Tuesday’s baseball group semifinals

Cougars, Bulldogs, Blue Devils one win away from reaching Toms River

Westfield was there for the first time two years ago. Cranford has been there four times since 2003. Dayton is seeking to get there for the first time. Where is there? There is Toms River to play for a state championship. Union County baseball will be well-represented in Tuesday’s group semifinals, with three schools coming […]

Dayton baseball captures first sectional title, downing Roselle Park in North 2, Group 1 final

Bulldogs will next face Pompton Lakes Tuesday at William Paterson in a Group 1 semifinal

SPRINGFIELD – The first time Dayton had two baserunners on, No. 8 batter Robert Kinloch was ready to rev up the Bulldog offense once more. With runners on first and second and one out in the bottom of the second, the lefty-swinging Kinloch hit a shot to the gap in left off Roselle Park lefty […]

Cranford baseball, sparked by Williamson, Plick, Ravitier, wins North 2, Group 3 championship; Cougars down South Plainfield 5-1

Will next face Paramus Tuesday at East Brunswick Tech in a group semifinal

CRANFORD – Going into the sixth inning you could have described the game as bordering on a classic. A low-scoring contest saw the score still tied after both teams survived fifth inning errors. Then after each led off their sixth innings with singles, it was a matter of one not getting the bunt down and […]

Westfield turns back two-time defending champion GL for first UCT softball crown since 1998

Highlanders, down to their last strike, manage to avoid getting shut out

UNION – Sometimes there’s just no denying a certain team. Sometimes the better team comes out on top. Sometimes a team just matches up better against a certain opponent. All of those things and more applied on a hot and humid Thursday afternoon at KeanUniversity’s Cougar Field. It might have been appropriate that the temperature […]

Linden baseball edged in N2, G4 quarterfinal at Westfield; Johnson, Cranford advance

New Providence, Dayton, Roselle Park, Union Catholic and Roselle Catholic still alive in state tournament play

WESTFIELD – A game that took exactly five minutes less than two hours came down to two pitches. The home team produced on the first one, while the visiting team just missed wrecking the contest on the second. A two-out, RBI-single by Jake Greenberg in the bottom of the fourth scored Liam Devin with the […]

GL softball team going for 3rd straight UCT championship; will face Westfield in Sunday’s noon final at Kean

Highlanders and Blue Devils captured one-run semifinal victories Satrurday

38th ANNUAL SOFTBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT FINAL AT KEAN UNIVERSITY’S COUGAR FIELD SUNDAY, MAY 19, NOON 2-Gov. Livingston (14-7) vs. 1-Westfield (17-5) GL pitcher: Senior RH Jordan Robbins (11-5) Westfield pitcher: Junior RH Elena Scarano (12-2)   Saturday’s Semifinal Scores at Kean Governor Livingston 4, New Providence 3 Westfield 5, Johnson 4 UNION – Governor […]

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