After Union comeback late in 4th to tie, Elizabeth tops host Farmers in OT; Exciting St. Jude Classic basketball between Union County arch rivals

UNION – A classic or a turnover-missed free throw-filled season-opener? Either way you interpret it there was high drama Friday at Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium for the second of the three 3rd Annual St. Jude Classic Benefit Basketball Games at Union. Union fought hard late in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime […]

MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: Union County football has had a state champion every year now since 2009

Since 2009, Union County has produced at least one state champion, a streak of nine straight seasons. Since 2011 we’ve seen Cranford win its first state championship in the playoff era – the Cougars won again in 2015 – and then we’ve seen three programs win for the first time in a very long time. […]

Union County football state championship playoff era history here; Years listed when each team last captured a state crown

Now that Hillside has won its first state championship since 1985, here is the list of when was the last year each team in Union County won a football state championship: Plainfield, with a record of 0-4 in finals, Governor Livingston (0-2) and Dayton (0-1) are the only three schools in Union County that have […]

Hillside football – there was never any doubt: Comets capture first state championship since 1985

Holds on to beat undefeated, top-seeded Point Pleasant Boro 20-13 in Central Jersey, Group 2 final at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY – There was never any doubt. It didn’t matter that Hillside was the seventh seed and had three losses. It didn’t matter that Point Pleasant Boro was the top seed and 11-0. It didn’t matter that Hillside had not been in this position since 1985 or had not won a state championship since then. […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Audrey Templeton, varsity cheerleader “Audrey is a dedicated and passionate athlete. She was one of our fall cheerleading captains and was a strong leader, always helping break down techniques for the girls to improve their performance, as well as being there as a support system. Audrey always has a smile on her face and loves […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

David Bartley, varsity cross country “As only a sophomore, David Bartley was the team’s top finisher at the conference, county and sectional meets. He had a team and individual personal best times of 17:33 at Warinanco Park and 17:03 at Greystone Park. He was a dedicated worker and showed up at every summer practice. His […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Andy Martin – Senior Football – Wide Receiver “Andy Martin has been our most productive offensive player this season. He led the team with 13 touchdowns and has set Union High School single-season records for receiving with 59 receptions and 943 yards.” —Union High School football coach Lou Grasso. As a pass catcher, is there a […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Gabby Lamadieu – Junior Girls’ Soccer – Defender “Gabby has established herself as one of the best defenders in the state this year. She is the lead driver in our defense that has stepped up tremendously. A great team begins with a great defense and Gabby has showed dedication and perseverance to establish consistency. She is […]

Westfield, Hillside football surprising or not-so-surprising? Blue Devils, Comets seek to capture state championships Nov. 30 and Dec. 2

Games are at MetLife Stadium and Rutgers; Westfield out to 3-peat, while Hillside attempts to garner first crown since 1985

I’m not quite sure what might be more surprising? The fact that we’re still asking Westfield head coach Jim DeSarno to explain how good another one of his Westfield teams is and how the Blue Devils continue to be as stingy as any team in the state in terms of keeping the opposition from reaching […]

A special moment in Linden athletics the night before Thanksgiving; Muhammad Wilkerson is school’s first football player to have his uniform number retired

The 2007 Linden graduate and present defensive lineman for the New York Jets sees his high school No. 91 celebrated at Tiger Stadium among the Linden community and his family and friends

When it came time to block for his quarterback or pressure the opposing signal-caller he was there for the Tigers. When it came time for him to grab an important rebound or figure offensively for the basketball team, again, Wilkerson could be counted on to provide stability. Being accountable and never talking out of turn […]

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