First round UCT baseball matchups set for Saturday; 8 games on tap, with winners advancing to next Wednesday’s quarterfinals

Union, the sixth seed, hosts 11th-seeded Johnson in one of four games from the bottom side of the bracket

The 60th annual baseball Union County Tournament will continue Saturday with eight first round matchups at the higher seeds. Call school athletic directors for the accurate starting times. The three preliminary round games that must be completed by Thursday or Friday’s rain date include: 19-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth at 14-Roselle Catholic 18-Hillside at 15-Oratory Prep 17-Plainfield […]

Cranford is the top seed again for 60th annual baseball Union County Tournament; First round games are scheduled for Saturday

Next 7 seeds are Scotch Plains-2, Westfield-3, Gov. Livingston-4, Elizabeth-5, Union-6, Dayton-7 and Union Catholic-8

To nobody’s surprise at the seeding meeting at Cranford High School Monday night, state-ranked Cranford earned the top seed once again for the 60th annual baseball Union County Tournament. As of Monday night, Cranford was 7-0, ranked No. 2 in the state and was Union County’s only undefeated team. On Saturday morning, Cranford came back […]

Rahway’s Atilola set to compete in this Saturday’s presitgious Penn Relays

Will continue at the next level at St. Peter's College in Jersey City

Rahway High School’s Emmanuel Atilola was selected to compete in Saturday’s Penn Relays and he also received a full tuition scholarship. Captain of Rahway’s sectional championship track and field team, Atilola will compete in the long jump at the prestigious Penn Relays in Philadelphia, Pa. Atilola was one of only two New Jersey athletes chosen. […]

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 […]