Sectional champions Cranford, Dayton, Westfield gear for Tuesday’s baseball group semifinals

Cougars, Bulldogs, Blue Devils one win away from reaching Toms River

Westfield was there for the first time two years ago. Cranford has been there four times since 2003. Dayton is seeking to get there for the first time. Where is there? There is Toms River to play for a state championship. Union County baseball will be well-represented in Tuesday’s group semifinals, with three schools coming […]

Summit, Oak Knoll girls’ lacrosse teams garner state championships; Hilltoppers win Group 2, Royals Group 1

Both will next play in this week's Tournament of Champions

Even though the Summit boys’ lacrosse team did not win another state championship, lacrosse is still king in the town of Summit. That’s because Summit and Oak Knoll captured girls’ state championships Saturday at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. First it was the Hilltoppers garnering their first Group 2 title by defeating Allentown 16-11. Then […]

Dayton baseball captures first sectional title, downing Roselle Park in North 2, Group 1 final

Bulldogs will next face Pompton Lakes Tuesday at William Paterson in a Group 1 semifinal

SPRINGFIELD – The first time Dayton had two baserunners on, No. 8 batter Robert Kinloch was ready to rev up the Bulldog offense once more. With runners on first and second and one out in the bottom of the second, the lefty-swinging Kinloch hit a shot to the gap in left off Roselle Park lefty […]

Cranford baseball, sparked by Williamson, Plick, Ravitier, wins North 2, Group 3 championship; Cougars down South Plainfield 5-1

Will next face Paramus Tuesday at East Brunswick Tech in a group semifinal

CRANFORD – Going into the sixth inning you could have described the game as bordering on a classic. A low-scoring contest saw the score still tied after both teams survived fifth inning errors. Then after each led off their sixth innings with singles, it was a matter of one not getting the bunt down and […]

Cranford, Westfield baseball capture sectional titles, Dayton advances to final vs. Roselle Park

Oak Knoll softball falls in Non-Public, North B semifinals

Cranford baseball repeated as North 2, Group 3 champions Friday and won the section for the third time in the past four seasons, while Westfield captured North 2, Group 4 for the second time in three years after not winning it since 1988. On Saturday at Ruby Field in Springfield it will be fourth-seeded Dayton […]

5 Union County baseball teams and 1 softball squad still alive in state tournament play; Cranford baseball in another sectional final

Oak Knoll softball on road in sectional semifinal

The Cranford baseball team will seek to capture North 2, Group 3 for the second straight season and for the third time since 2010 when it hosts South Plainfield in Friday’s 4 p.m. championship game at Memorial Field.   UNION COUNTY BASEBALL REMAINING   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Final Friday, May 31 10-Westfield at 5-North […]

Westfield turns back two-time defending champion GL for first UCT softball crown since 1998

Highlanders, down to their last strike, manage to avoid getting shut out

UNION – Sometimes there’s just no denying a certain team. Sometimes the better team comes out on top. Sometimes a team just matches up better against a certain opponent. All of those things and more applied on a hot and humid Thursday afternoon at KeanUniversity’s Cougar Field. It might have been appropriate that the temperature […]

Oak Knoll only Union County softball team still alive in state tournament play; Royals are next at Newark Academy

UNION COUNTY SOFTBALL SCOREBOARD AND REMAINING   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinal Wednesday, May 29 North Hunterdon 3, Westfield 1   NORTH 2, GROUP 1: Semifinal Wednesday, May 29 Whippany Park 7, New Providence 3 Secaucus 10, Brearley 2   CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2: Semifinal Wednesday, May 29 Robbinsville 3, Johnson 2   NON-PUBLIC, NORTH […]

Roselle Catholic baseball advances in Non-Public, South B; Cranford, Roselle Park reach sectional finals

Dayton will try to host New Providence again Thursday in a North 2, Group 1 quarterfinal

Ryan Sheekey delivered another strong performance on the pitcher’s mound in the state tournament Wednesday to help propel ninth-seeded Roselle Catholic past top-seeded St. Rose of Belmar 9-2 in a Non-Public, South B baseball quarterfinal in Wall Township. Roselle Catholic, which has won four in a row, will play fifth-seeded Rutgers Prep in a sectional […]

6 Union County softball teams still alive in state tournament competition, including Brearley, Johnson

There are six Union County softball teams still alive in state tournament competition. All will be playing on the road Tuesday. Here’s the schedule:   UNION COUNTY SOFTBALL REMAINING   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinals Tuesday, May 28 3-Westfield at 2-North Hunterdon   NORTH 2, GROUP 1: Semifinals Tuesday, May 28 3-New Providence at 2-Whippany […]