Cranford, Dayton baseball one win away from playing for state championships; Cougars face Mount Olive, Bulldogs take on Ridgefield

On Friday, May 27, 2011, the defending North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford baseball team lost at home to Mendham 7-3 in a N2, G3 quarterfinal. Somewhat remarkably, the Cougars have not lost a state tournament game since. Cranford takes a 16-game state tournament winning streak into Tuesday’s scheduled Group 3 semifinal vs. MountOlive at Belleville […]

Dayton baseball repeats as North 2, Group 1 champions; DePalma produces game-winning RBI; Walsh earns mound victory

Bulldogs move on to Group 1 semifinals, one win away from playing in Toms River for the program's first state championship

SPRINGFIELD – Dayton. DePalma. Dramatic. Here’s the pitch: DePalma smacks a fastball to right field that seems deep enough to get the runner in from third. Here comes Jeff Lau as he crosses home plate standing up. Ball game over. North Jersey, Section 2, Group 1 championship baseball game over. The top-seeded Dayton Bulldogs repeat […]

Summit girls’ lacrosse captures North Jersey, Group 2 crown; Szynal, Celmer, Gramigna each net 3 goals

Hilltoppers to face Red Bank in Group 2 state championship game at Monmouth University

SUMMIT – Head coach Mike Walsh’s immediate words to his Hilltoppers following another sectional championship won at home Wednesday afternoon were: “We play again on Saturday, girls, and what day is Saturday? (the ‘31st’ is yelled out). Yes, the 31st (of May) and what is our (ultimate) goal? That’s right, to play in June.” Summit is where […]

Baseball, softball, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ lacrosse state tournament information updated here; Johnson, Summit, Westfield boys’ lacrosse capture sectional championships

STATE TOURNAMENTS INVOLVING UNION COUNTY TEAMS   BASEBALL (9 still alive) Westfield, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Dayton, Roselle Park, Union Catholic, Oratory Prep, Roselle Catholic.   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 4-Bridgewater-Raritan at 1-Westfield 3-Millburn at 2-Ridge Final Friday, May 30 At higher seed   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 13-Summit at 1-Cranford 7-Nutley at 3-West Essex Final Friday, May […]

GL-Westfield UCT baseball final moved to May 11 at Kean; GL softball falls in UCT final at Linden

The championship game of the 61st annual baseball Union County Tournament was postponed Saturday because of rain and pushed back to Sunday, May 11 at Kean University at 1 p.m. Top-seeded Governor Livingston (17-3) will face third-seeded Westfield (13-3). GL and Westfield split Union County Conference-Watchung Division games. Westfield, which has won the most UCT […]

GL, still seeking its first title, will face Westfield, which has won the most with 13, in UCT baseball final at Kean; Junior lefty Frohman is mound ace

Highlanders are in final for fourth time and first time since 2011

UNION – For the third straight year Westfield – the team with the most county championships – will face a left-hander in title game. For the second straight season the Blue Devils will attempt to beat a hurler seeking to go 4-0 in UCT competition. Two years ago it took four innings, but Westfield was […]

Phil Simms New Jersey North-South All-Star Football Classic includes 7 players from Union County; They include Summit’s Terry, Westfield’s Scaglione, Linden’s Champagne, Rahway’s Raymond, Elizabeth’s Pretlow, Union’s Iroha and Roselle’s McRae

Game is June 23 at Piscataway High School; North has another chance to take first series lead

PISCATAWAY – Summit senior Charlie Terry spent the fall season impressing a lot of people with his play at quarterback, leading the Hilltoppers to a perfect 12-0 record and the North 2, Group 3 state championship. Now the First Team All-County and Third Team All-State performer will get the opportunity to show what he can […]

Johnson baseball program to honor 1974 sectional championship team; Also a special announcement will be made during the ceremony regarding the formation of the Jeff Felter Memorial Scholarship

Friday will be a special day for the Johnson High School baseball program. The 1974 team, which captured a sectional title, will be honored. As many as 11 members of the 1974 squad, along with head coach Louis Peragallo, will be attending. A pre-game ceremony will take place prior to Johnson’s scheduled 4 p.m. Union […]