First Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame class announced; Inductees include former baseball stars Santorini, Maddox; football greats Kubin, D’Addio, Stewart, Ferroni; professional bowler Kulick and coaches Shallcross, LeMatty, Rettino

Initial dinner is Monday, Nov. 25 at Galloping Hill Caterers in Union

UNION – There have been many athletes over the years that have risen to the occasion to lead Union High School athletic teams to their ultimate goals. Those distinctions were seeing the Farmers win numerous state and county championships and do it in a manner that made Union Township proud. Now the most very elite […]

Former East Orange Campus assistant Williams named new Roselle football coach

Was Jaguars' defensive coordinator; is a 1989 Clifford Scott grad

Unlike the three previous head football coaches at Roselle, James Williams comes in never having coached a game at Arminio Field before. Williams, officially hired at Tuesday night’s Roselle Board of Education meeting, is coming in as an assistant and will be a head coach for the first time – like his predecessors. However, his […]

Here’s a look at the Union County Conference baseball, softball champs for the league’s first 4 years

Here’s a look at the Union County Conference baseball and softball champions for the first four years of league play (2010-2013): UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 2013 Watchung: Cranford Mountain: Dayton Valley: Summit 2012 Watchung: Cranford Mountain: Dayton Valley: New Providence 2011 Watchung: Cranford Mountain: Union Catholic Valley: Roselle Park 2010 Watchung: Scotch Plains Mountain: […]

Elizabeth’s Temple-bound Walker helps lift North football All-Stars to historic victory

Squad scores event-high 54 points to even series at 16-16-2

UNION – For one player – Elizabeth’s Phillip Walker – this was just the beginning. For another – Bloomfield’s Javon Santos – this was the end a stellar high school football career. Walker, on offense, and Santos, on defense, played integral roles in leading the North to a record-setting 54-8 triumph over the South in […]

Rahway softball captures UCC’s Mountain Division title; Indians beat Roselle Park by 2 games at 12-2

Finishes with overall record of 15-6

The Rahway softball team had an outstanding season in 2013, capturing the Union County Conference’s Mountain Division championship with a 12-2 record. The Indians finished with an overall record of 15-6. Roselle Park finished second in the Mountain Division at 10-4 and overall at 15-11. Westfield won the Watchung Division at 9-2 and did not […]

UCC baseball champions: Cranford and Dayton capture Watchung and Mountain again, Summit wins Valley

This season’s Union County Conference baseball champions included a repeat state champion, a first-time sectional champ and a team that finished with the second most wins in Union County. Cranford won the Watchung Division for the third straight season and finished with a Union County-best 25-1 record. The Cougars also repeated as North 2, Group 3 […]

Union football 1977, 1978, 1979 reunion honors its mentor – head coach Lou Rettino; Former players, coaches gather to reminisce about their success

Stengel, Benedict, Rettino Jr. in attendance

SPRING LAKE – Get a bunch of guys together in a room at a football reunion and you find out about such things as: “the missed tackle,” “the play” and what player had the prettiest girlfriend, among other stories a bit less appropriate for publication. However, the common thread Saturday night at Spring Lake Manor […]

Cranford baseball repeats as state champions for first time; Cougars capture Group 3 for 3rd time in 4 years; 4th time overall

Williamson tosses 5-hitter to finish 11-0; Bottom order of lineup sparks 3-run 5th inning rally

TOMS RIVER – Down by a run heading into the bottom of the fifth against the biggest underdog in Toms River, there was no way Cranford was going to be denied another state championship. “If we didn’t win this game I probably wouldn’t have lived it down,” said Cranford pitcher Ryan Williamson. While Cranford’s top […]

Cranford, Westfield baseball now playing Sunday at later times; Cougars are 12:30 p.m. at Toms River East and Blue Devils 3:30 p.m. at Toms River North

Because of heavy rain that began Thursday and is expected to continue past Friday night, Saturday’s state champi0nship baseball games involving Cranford and Westfield have been moved to Sunday at Toms River East High School and Toms River North High School in Toms River. Cranford will play Burlington Township in the Group 3 final at 12:30 […]

Cranford, Westfield going for baseball state championships; NJSIAA will decide Friday if games will be moved to Sunday because of rain

North 2, Group 1 champion Dayton concluded another fine season at 20-5

Believe it or not, there’s something the Cranford baseball program has not achieved yet. That’s win back-to-back state championships. The Cougars are now seven innings away from doing that for the first time. Believe it or not, there’s something the Westfield baseball program has not achieved yet. That’s win a state championship. The Blue Devils […]