Union baseball falls to Westfield in Watchung Division game at TD Bank Ballpark; Both teams 5-6 going into Monday’s UCT seeding meeting

Blue Devils senior righty Galasso scatters nine hits, Arena produces opposite field 3-run double to left in first inning; Zimmerman, Carter, Dillon, Alvarado sock extra-base hits for Farmers

BRIDGEWATER – Sometimes the knockout punch comes in the first inning. All it takes is a couple of errors and a few walks and – even without producing a bunch of hits – the visiting team has a healthy lead right off the bat. That was the case Sunday night when Westfield and Union hooked […]

Cranford baseball improves to 7-0, sparked by Williamson 2-hitter; Cougars will gain UCT top seed at Monday night’s meeting at Cranford

Forrestal has game-winning RBI vs. 8-1-1 Delbarton

MORRIS TOWNSHIP – Among the many clichés in the sport of baseball is that a pitcher’s best friend is a double play. On Saturday the wind – blowing in a bit – was just as friendly to Cranford pitcher Ryan Williamson. After hitting a home run the opposite way over the right field fence in […]

New Union head football coach Lou Grasso Jr. welcomes challenges that lie ahead

Former Union assistant and Roselle head coach met with returning UHS players, 'I let them know that I'm here and that we're ready to go'

The only goal Lou Grasso Jr. has for the Union High School football team is to help lead the Farmers to their next state championship. It won’t come easy, but Grasso is ready for the enormous task at hand. The former Roselle head football coach was approved as Union’s new head football coach at last […]

Dayton baseball comes back to win at Johnson 11-9 in 8 innings; Bohannon bangs out 3 hits, Joe Iuliano produces game-winning RBI

Walsh pitches 4 innings complete in relief to earn mound victory; Johnson leadoff batter Dunn 2-for-4

CLARK – If it were not for some less-than-stellar fielding by both teams, lefty starters Alec Marcantonio of Dayton and John Stauffer of Johnson might have been locked up in a pitchers’ duel. However, that was not the case on a very cold and gray Thursday afternoon when the Dayton-Johnson league clash was moved to […]

North-South All-Star Football Game at Kean sparked by 7 players from Union County; Walker, Pierre, Baron, Taylor, Folinusz, Stapleton, Carmona gearing for clash

Kickoff will be June 24 at 7 p.m. at Kean University's Alumni Stadium in Union

PISCATAWAY – Before continuing their athletic careers on the collegiate level, seven of Union County’s finest senior football players will get an opportunity to excel one more time nearby to their home towns. The setting is the 35th annual North-South All-Star Football Game, set to kick off June 24 at 7 p.m. at Kean University’s […]

GL baseball bangs out 14 hits in 15-5 home win over Madison, Highlanders advance to next Saturday’s Highlander Classic final

Woods, who bats 3rd, went 3-for-3, with three RBI and one run; 3-time defending champion GL will face Newark Academy for crown

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The first week of the season couldn’t have worked out better for a young and learning-on-the-job Governor Livingston baseball team. Three wins in three games the past five days included 42 runs against Middlesex County opponent Carteret, Union County Conference-crossover foe Plainfield and Morris County squad Madison. A 3-0 start that included […]

GL baseball to host 4th annual Highlander Classic April 6, 13; Highlanders off to 2-0 start

Frohman, Jennings, Lynch, Woods lift squad past host Carteret, visiting Plainfield

With the Governor Livingston baseball team you’ll always know what the lineup is ahead of time. There are no head games. The only mystery is what exactly will happen in the contest that is about to unfold. That’s what makes the Highlander Classic so special. You get four teams vying for a championship in early […]

Union baseball seeks to continue success achieved at end of last season; Farmers sparked by Carter bat, Meola pitching

Opening Day is Tuesday, April 2 at home vs. Watchung Division foe Linden

Union came back last year to finish a respectable 13-13 after reaching the Union County Tournament championship game for the first time in 19 years. Will this be the season the Farmers win the UCT crown for the first time since 1993? “Sometimes the hardest thing is teaching your kids how to win,” said head […]

5th annual Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational features 10 games in 3 days

Millburn, guided by former Cranford assistant coach Chapman, is in the event for the first time

This year’s fifth annual Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational – with the first pitch set to be thrown April 12 – just might feature the eventual North 2, Group 4 champion once again. That team could be Bridgewater-Raritan, which last year reached the semifinals where it lost to eventual champion Hillsborough. That team could […]

Union High School Athletic Hall of Fame seeking its first nominations

Back in 1976, Elliott Maddox was the starting right fielder for the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the World Series. Just four years ago Darnell Stapleton was one of the offensive linemen blocking for Ben Roethlisberger when Big Ben in the final minute of the Super Bowl drove the Steelers down field for […]