Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

CRANFORD, NJ — When the pandemic caused the entire nation to come to a standstill, that standstill included a freeze on all sports. Those who played sports, including high school athletes throughout New Jersey, couldn’t finish their seasons. Last Dance Tournament Director Michael Murray Jr., who is also director of athletics at Saint Joseph High […]

Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

Elizabeth boys basketball wins season’s final game in front of no fans; Colicchio garners win No. 500

North 2, Group 4 sectional state champion Minutemen conclude at 24-4

The show must go on? Well it did for the Elizabeth boys basketball team Thursday night, at home, and in front of no fans. Under New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s mandate, with only teams and essential staff in attendance, the North 1 vs. North 2 boys basketball semifinal between Group 4 sectional champions Paterson Kennedy […]

Elizabeth boys basketball wins at Watchung Hills to capture first North 2, Group 4 sectional state championship since 2012; Standout sophomore point guard Pierre produces game-winning basket with 2.3 seconds left

Minutemen will next host Paterson Kennedy March 12 in the Group 4 semifinal scheduled to be played at the Dunn Sport Center

WARREN – In the span of a minute and a half visiting Elizabeth went from having its biggest lead of seven to seeing the game tied for the ninth time by a Watchung Hills team seeking its first-ever sectional state title. With less than two minutes remaining the Minutemen came down and missed, with Watchung […]

Legendary college basketball coach coming to Roselle; For Communion Breakfast at Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter

Is April 19 at 9:15 a.m., following Mass

One of college basketball’s legendary coaches is coming to Union County. The Roselle Knights of Columbus Council #3946 will hold a Communion Breakfast on April 19 at 9:15 following 8 am Mass at the Church of St. Joseph the Carpenter in Roselle. Retiring college basketball coach Harry Perretta will be the special guest speaker. Perretta’s […]

State championship QBs Sanborn and Shapiro will be working together for a change; North signal-callers looking forward to Phil Simms All-Star Football Classic

Game will take place Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Kean University's Alumni Stadium in Union

PISCATAWAY – They were the enemy to each other for three seasons. They were the players that wanted to win each game, each year and bask in the glory with their teammates if they came out on top. Westfield’s Hank Shapiro realized the joy of victory first. Union’s Andrew Sanborn finally met that fate this […]

Region 4 champions out of Union include Francois and Darisme of Rahway, Stampoulos of Brearley and Elizabeth heavyweight Olowoopejo; NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City March 5-7

Last Union County state champion was in 2011

Not only did Rahway wrestlers Kaelan Francois and Joshua Darisme capture Region 4 championships at Union, but the standout grapplers will enter the NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City with undefeated records. Francois, the top seed at 113, defeated sith-seeded Donovan Chavis of St. Peter’s Prep 6-0 in the final to improve to 36-0. Darisme, the […]

Dayton standout Alicea about to wrap special basketball career he’s produced for Bulldogs; School’s all-time leading scorer focusing on what college he will take his talents to

Duran Jaylen Alicea, better known to his family, friends, teammates and coaches as “DJ”, opted to play his entire high school career in the town he moved to and at that town’s public high school. No regrets. Just a lot of growing as a basketball player, the instruction he received was just fine, and a […]



Maggie O’Donnell, varsity swimming ‘She is the Union County champion in the 200-yard freestyle and third-place finisher in the 100-yard butterfly. Maggie also broke her own school record in the 200-free, as well as breaking the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke. She has been a fierce competitor in her four years swimming for Cranford […]

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