Summit football preview: Hilltoppers have new cast which is building for success

SUMMIT – There are teams that proclaim they are “rebuilding” and then there are teams that – without saying so – seem to “reload” based on continued success following getting hit very hard by graduation. Gone are standout players such as Mike Badgley, A.J. Iarussi, Nick Liberato, Kyre Negron, Andrew Oristanio, Austin Carbone, Connor O’Malley […]

Top senior, college-bound football players in Union County discussed by editor of The McCarthy Report

Union Farmers represented on Top 11 list by Egwuonwu, Bogan, Iroha

The Union and Plainfield football teams will clash Nov. 2 at Hub Stine Field after both will have played six games. Although they are in different sections (Union in North 2, Group 5 and Plainfield in North 2, Group 4) and different divisions in the Mid-State 38 Conference (Union in the Delaware and Plainfield in […]

Linden, Rahway football move to different sections; Tigers up to North 2, Group 5 and Indians back to Central Jersey, Group 2

Both seeking first championships since mid 1980s

The Linden football team is in a section other than North 2, Group 4 for the first time in a quarter of a century. The Tigers have not won a state championship since 1985. Rahway, like a bouncing ball, is back situated in Central Jersey, Group 2 for the eighth time since NJSIAA reclassification began […]

Roselle Park’s Giameo – an All-America gymnast at Maryland – gears for successful junior season

Terrapin tri-captain and owner of 3.74 GPA was the co-EAGL Gymnast of the Year and a Maryland co-MVP in 2013.

Stephanie Giameo, Roselle Park High School Class of 2011, has already made her mark on the Division 1 gymnastics team at the University of Maryland. Now the Maryland student-athlete is ready to add to her already blossoming legacy. Giameo concluded her sophomore campaign last year by ranking No. 8 on balance beam to earn All-America […]

Union County Senior American Legion baseball champ Union 35 advances to State Finals for first time since 2005; Is District 2 runner up

Will face District 3 champion Brooklawn 72 Sunday at Moody Park in Ewing

Sparked by a three-hitter tossed by right hander Jonathan Brignoni, the Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team advanced to the state finals for the first time in eight years. Brignoni, in a complete-game effort, struck out 12 and walked four to help lead Union 35 to a 5-1 triumph over Haddon Heights 262 […]

High School Baseball Development League allows teams to play together during the summer; 64 teams from 4 counties involved this year

Union-Essex seniors champs included Gov. Livingston in American Division and Columbia in National, while the juniors champs were Westfield in both the American and National divisions

With the slow dissolving of American Legion baseball in New Jersey caused by the competition of so many other leagues that are now available to players of all different skill levels, high school head coaches Chris Roof, Dan Mondelli and assistant Ralph Yezza decided that it was time for a change. What they wanted for […]

Union County All-Stars thwarted in comeback Snapple Bowl bid; Union’s Carter stands out at QB

Victory at Kean by 30-28 score gives Middlesex County All-Stars 12-8 series lead

  UNION – Doug Carter willed the Union All-Stars down the field in the final minutes to make this one of the more dramatic Snapple Bowls in some time. The Union County quarterback got them into the end zone. He needed to get them into the end zone one more time to put the game […]

Roselle Park standouts get another chance at victory as Union County All-Stars in 20th annual Snapple Bowl; Gridiron clash kicks off Thursday night at Kean

Metellus, Kurywczak, Johns, Bianchi, Romero excited to be playing together one more time

WESTFIELD – John Schinestuhl threw the first touchdown pass in Snapple Bowl history 19 years ago after leading the Roselle Park Panthers to back-to-back 11-0 records and North 2, Group 1 championships during the 1992 and 1993 seasons. Last December, Roselle Park reached its first North 2, Group 1 final since the days when players […]

First Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame class announced; Inductees include former baseball stars Santorini, Maddox; football greats Kubin, D’Addio, Stewart, Ferroni; professional bowler Kulick and coaches Shallcross, LeMatty, Rettino

Initial dinner is Monday, Nov. 25 at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union

UNION – There have been many athletes over the years that have risen to the occasion to lead Union High School athletic teams to their ultimate goals. Those distinctions were seeing the Farmers win numerous state and county championships and do it in a manner that made Union Township proud. Now the most very elite […]

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