One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

Sot remembered as a ‘tremendous athlete’

Michael Sot of Clark died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that took place early Sunday morning. A sophomore at The College of New Jersey, Sot was 20. The 2017 Johnson High School graduate was one of five students from the Ewing Township school that were injured in a two-vehicle collision. Sot was […]

Hillside football has 1 more hurdle to climb to complete perfect season; Comets vs. Haddonfield in first-ever South, Group 2 Bowl Game

Undefeated repeat state champions will clash Dec. 1 at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD – Twelve months ago Hillside, which went from the seasons of 2009-2016 without finishing above .500, defeated an unknown team (Point Pleasant Boro) that was 11-0 at a neutral site (Rutgers) in its final game of the 2017 season. Now the Comets are preparing to do the same to another unknown team (Haddonfield) […]

Summit football sees state championship season conclude at 10-2; Hilltoppers fall to Ramapo 42-22 in first-ever North, Group 3 Bowl Game

Senior RB Jackson rushes for 120 yards and 2 TDs; Junior RB Lusardi gains 129 yards on nine attempts; Tyler scores Summit's final TD

EAST RUTHERFORD – No matter how much you game-plan to prevent a formidable aerial attack it almost doesn’t matter. If quarterback and wide receiver are on the same page – like Ramapo seniors AJ Wingfield and Max Baker have been all season long – all you can do is tip your hat. Wingfield threw five […]

GL, Rahway, Westfield football triumph on road on Thanksgiving; State champion Summit faces Ramapo in North, Group 3 Bowl Game at MeLife

With the program’s first winning season in a decade on the line, Governor Livingston needed to play the final 24 minutes of Thursday (Nov. 22) morning’s Thanksgiving Day game vs. host New Providence with an entirely different attitude. The Highlanders were down, although just by three, at intermission. Sixth-year head coach Dan Guyton felt it […]

GL baseball players Compton, Reid talk about what they want to accomplish senior year

PHOTOS BY JOHN HADDAD Team-first success is the most prevalent thing on the minds of Governor Livingston baseball signees Drew Compton and Stephen Reid, who both kept their commitment to play in college at Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference school Georgia Tech. However, after signing their letters-of-intent on the second day of the national signing […]

Governor Livingston 2011 baseball team that captured Group 2 state championship to be celebrated; Highlanders went 26-6 and beat defending champs at Toms River North

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The 2011 baseball season began for Governor Livingston with an incredible seventh inning rally that led the Highlanders to 1-0. A little over a month later came the football-like score victory to send GL to the Union County Tournament championship game for the first time in four years, via a walk-off home […]

Summit football tops Rahway in North 2, Group 3 state championship game; Hilltoppers will next play Ramapo in North, Group 3 Bowl Game at Met Life, Nov. 24

SUMMIT – The visitors came back from a three-touchdown deficit and were on the verge of pulling even closer as the fourth quarter reached the midway point. Suddenly the home team was on its heels a bit and needed a stop. Having already done so in the first half Summit senior linebacker Jack Kelly was […]

Hillside football repeats as Central Jersey, Group 2 state champions; 11-0 Comets will face Haddonfield in South, Group 2 final the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Senior Willis scores on offense in first half and on defense in second

HILLSIDE – The host Comets had to make the fourth quarter their own if they wanted to reach one of their goals. Give Manasquan head coach Jay Price and his staff a ton of credit. The Warriors limited Hillside’s offense to just four plays in the third quarter. Manasquan trailed the Comets by just four […]

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