The mess Hurricane Sandy brought continues to hamper everything we do; High school football in Union County will attempt to continue this weekend

Final games before playoffs and possible consolations are rescheduled for Friday and Saturday

For those who already got their power back – God Bless! I am both thankful for you and very envious. As of Wednesday, Nov. 7, mine is not back and JCP&L has no clue when it will be back. As far as Union County football is concerned, everyone had a bye week last weekend. Because […]

10 Union County football teams have qualified for the playoffs

This weekend's schedule could be in jeopardy because of Hurricane Sandy

Still with a weekend to go before the secitonal quarterfinals begin, 10 Union County football teams have qualified for the NJSIAA playoffs.The other seven Union County schools have already been eliminated. Because of Hurricane Sandy, this weekend’s schedule of games to be played on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3 could be in a […]

Cranford, Summit girls’ soccer teams edged in UCT semifinals

Both take top seeds to the very limit

Most people predicted top-seeded Scotch Plains to face second-seeded Westfield in the 32nd annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament championship game, scheduled to be played later this weekend at a site and time still to be determined. However, Cranford and Summit did their best to prevent that. Both came oh so close to knocking off […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball captures its first UCT championship

Lions spike top-seeded Westfield in 3 games

The Roselle Catholic girls’ volleyball team had been knocking on the door in recent years, trying to join the elite teams in Union County when it came time to competing for the county crown. The Lions reached the Union County Tournament semifinals before, even as recently as last year when they were defeated in three […]

Roselle Park football tops Dayton, qualifies for playoffs for first time since 2001

Carmona scores 2 TDs, Matthews, Andre one; Schneeberger kicks 4 extra points, hauls in key reception on final scoring drive

ROSELLE PARK – Many times goals are met because a game plan was put in place, with the team sticking to it from day one. Roselle Park made great strides last season and the Panthers were not about to let all of that hard work go by the wayside. So the Panthers worked even harder […]

Summit junior varsity boys’ soccer captures Union County Tournament championship

Hilltoppers boot Union 3-0 in Tuesday night's final at Johnson

The Summit junior varsity boys’ soccer team captured the Union County Tournament title Tuesday night at Johnson after blanking Union 3-0. Summit reached the title contest as the second seed and along the way defeated 18th-seeded Roselle Park in the first round, seventh-seeded Plainfield in the quarterfinals, sixth-seeded Gov. Livingston in the semifinals and eighth-seeded […]

Roselle Catholic will battle Westfield in Friday night’s girls’ volleyball UCT championship match at Kean

Second-seeded Lions dominate four-time defending champion Union Catholic 25-6, 25-15 to reach their first final

There will be a new girls’ volleyball Union County Tournament champion this year, with the top two seeds battling each other for a third time in the championship match. In Tuesday night’s semifinals at Johnson, second-seeded Roselle Catholic ousted third-seeded and four-time defending champion Union Catholic in two games – winning in dominating fashion by […]

Summit field hockey edges Johnson with no time left to advance to UCT championship game

Sophomore Codey nets both Hilltopper goals in come-from-behind semifinal triumph

CLARK – Sometimes a team doesn’t manage to take its first lead until very late. The Summit field hockey team took that to a new level Saturday afternoon. The Hilltoppers managed to score the winning goal – for their only lead of the game – with exactly no time remaining in the second half. Kendall […]

Union girls’ soccer hangs tough vs. Scotch Plains in UCT quarterfinals

Goalkeeper Rivero, defender Moneme excel for Farmers

        SCOTCH PLAINS – When you’re going up against a team that you know will be difficult to apply a great deal of offensive pressure on that puts the onus on your defense to be practically perfect. Union’s defense played well against Scotch Plains Saturday afternoon, but allowed the visitors to score […]

Cranford football halted by visiting Ridge 35-21

Penalties hurt Cougars, who fall to 5-2; Dwyer scores 2 TDs, Zoughy 1

CRANFORD – Unlike previous opponents, Cranford made Ridge work real hard. The Cougars were the first team to take a lead on the Red Devils and they also managed to rush for 221 yards by halftime. Not bad for a Group 3 school vs. an undefeated Group 5 squad. If the Red Devils were to […]