Linden’s Moore signs with Cincinnati; Before going Division 1 the basketball standout seeks to lift Tigers to a championship season

Now that he has signed his national letter-of-intent to attend Cincinnati on a full basketball scholarship, Quadri Moore has only one thing in mind. That’s winning. That’s helping Linden win its first county and state championships since 2007. One of the top big men in New Jersey, Moore gave Cincinnati a verbal commitment nearly two […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

Roselle Park football comes back to top New Providence 15-13 in a Friday night pre-playoff thriller; Panthers clinch first round home game

Next weekend's opponent could be Brearley

ROSELLE PARK – You would have thought the season was on the line for both visiting New Providence and host RosellePark the way the two arch rivals battled. Although both were assured of North 2, Group 1 playoff berths once again, the winner of Friday night’s Mid-State 38 Conference-interdivision game was going to be home […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball repeats as UCT champions; Lions best top-seeded Westfield in 3 games

First win of season in 3 tries over last year's UCT finalist sparked by stellar play of Ciandella, Scheuermann, Sheehan

After falling to Westfield twice in girls’ volleyball regular season play, defending county champion Roselle Catholic received an opportunity to play the Blue Devils one more time. That was in last Friday night’s Union County Tournament championship match at KeanUniversity’s Harwood Arena in Union. Seeking to prove that last year’s  title was no fluke, the […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Roselle Park football now getting ready for huge game vs. New Providence; Panthers roll to 5th victory

Win over Pioneers could land Roselle Park a home playoff game

SPRINGFIELD – Every game from here on in is a huge one for RosellePark. Next week is New Providence at home for – most likely – a home playoff game. The week after that will be a second consecutive appearance in the North 2, Group 1 playoffs, which the Panthers just clinched. Before playing at […]

Cranford girls’ soccer edged 1-0 by Scotch Plains in UCT championship match; Cougar goalie Pringle made some fine saves

First loss of the season comes after 15-0 start

UNION – Teams that go on to win championships know how to take advantage of opportunities presented to them, even if they might be few and far between. Add a tremendous defensive effort to the mix and odds are that they’ll be hoisting the first place trophy moments after the final whistle. That was the […]

Receiving quality play from all 3 phases, Elizabeth football turns back Linden; Tigers have 2-game winning streak snapped

Minutemen win 3rd straight after 0-4 start

ELIZABETH – Receiving quality play from all three phases of its game, Elizabeth came out ready to go from the first snap against arch rival Linden. Despite a lesser record, the Minutemen immediately proved to be one step faster than the visiting Tigers, setting the tone right away in the first quarter. Elizabeth scored first […]

Cranford football turns back Scotch Plains sparked by fine DeLayo catch; Christiano scores 4 TDs

Cougars win 3rd straight to improve to 4-2, strengthen playoff chances

SCOTCH PLAINS – There are moments that define a season. For the Cranford football team, a third consecutive playoff campaign for the first time in program history might have been clinched by a player not known for being a part of such moments. On fourth-and-seven from the Scotch Plains 30 with less than five minutes […]

Union football program out to attain victory No. 500 Friday night in Somerset County

Farmers are at Hillsborough in big Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash

The Union football program’s first attempt at gaining victory No. 500 will come Friday night (Oct. 18) at 7 at Hillsborough in a big Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash. Union is 2-2 overall and 2-2 in the Delaware Division, while Hillsborough is 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the division. Union is trying to qualify again […]

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