Cranford and GL baseball will clash April 16 at Cranford, each with 4-0 Watchung Division marks; Both improved to 5-0 overall Thursday, April 11

Cougars topped visiting Elizabeth 5-2, while Highlanders won at Union 4-2 in 8 innings

CRANFORD – Most baseball seasons it’s really never too early to talk about, emphasize, hype or even blow out of proportion the first Governor Livingston vs. Cranford matchup. Ten days into the 2019 campaign and it’s justified. On Thursday, Cranford – at home – scored early, won, and improved to 5-0 overall. The Cougars topped […]

Union softball off to 3-0 start that includes three 1-run victories; With almost everyone back, Farmers seek to improve upon last year’s strong 10-11 finish

Closing its 2018 season as one of the hottest teams in Union County, the Union softball team – with almost everyone back – has immediately continued its winning ways. The Farmers took a 3-0 record – all one-run wins – into Wednesday’s scheduled Union County Conference-Mountain Division clash at Scotch Plains. Union wrapped a 10-11 […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 8

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 8 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (2-0) Cranford (2-0) 3-Scotch Plains (1-1) Union (1-1) 5-Elizabeth (0-2) Westfield (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Union Catholic (1-0) New Providence (1-0) 3-Summit (0-1) Johnson (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (2-0) Oratory Prep (2-0) 3-Brearley (1-1) Dayton […]

Linden boys’ volleyball coach no stranger to taking on new roles

Jimmy Smith is no stranger to taking on new roles in Linden Public Schools. He has been with the district for five years, and in that time he has worked in the technology department; coached five different positions as an assistant with the Linden High School football team; been a replacement physical education teacher at […]

Leading rushers George of Linden, Jackson of Summit and Pendleton of Rahway lead Union County contingent for June 24 Phil Simms North-South All-Star Game; Will be contested once again at Kean University

PISCATAWAY – Linden’s BJ George, his school’s all-time leading rusher, will be there. Summit’s Max Jackson, who this past season set school records for most yards rushing in a single season and a single game, will be there. In all 10 players from Union County high schools comprise one fourth of the North roster for […]

Scotch Plains baseball – behind solid Merkel pitching, 11 hits and clean defense – tops Watchung Division rival Elizabeth in home-opener; Ramos hits safely twice in 1st

Kirian slugs 3-run triple to center in 3rd

SCOTCH PLAINS – Elizabeth quickly had first and second and nobody out in the top of the first after leadoff batter Izzy Santana smoked a single to left and lefty swinging Andre Tirso walked. Then Scotch Plains pitcher Nick Merkel noticed something behind him. “I saw the runner at second base jump, he was leaning,” […]

Hillside baseball sparked by Wallraff 19-strikeout effort; GL opens with Watchung Division win at Elizabeth

Highlanders open home vs. Westfield Thursday, April 4; Comets are home to Brearley on Friday, April 5 and then host Plainfield on Tuesday, April 9

It was a memorable and solid Opening Day for the Hillside and Governor Livingston baseball teams respectively on Monday, April 1. Hillside, lifted by a dominating pitching performance from senior right hander Ronnie Wallraff, defeated visiting St. Mary’s of Elizabeth 1-0 in Union County Conference-Sky Division play. St. Mary’s baseball is back after the Hilltoppers […]

Union baseball, sparked by Fernandez 4-hitter that includes 12 strikeouts and 0 walks, opens with Watchung Division home win over Westfield; Velez smashes 2-run homer for Farmers

Carlone also pitches well for Blue Devils

UNION – What was more impressive to senior right hander Zach Fernandez, his 12 strikeouts – including at least one in all seven innings – or the fact that his command was so good he did not walk a batter? “I just decided to go right at them, fastball first,” said Fernandez as the Rhode […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

AJ Bencivenga, varsity wrestler “AJ has been a four-year starter. In his early years on the team, he sacrificed a lot, most of the time giving up a lot of weight to help us fill the line up with our best wrestlers. In doing so, AJ put the team goals ahead of his own. All […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Catarina Guimaraes, varsity sprinter “As a freshman, Catarina has immediately stepped into a varsity role as a sprinter on winter and spring track and field teams. She gives 100 percent at every practice from start to finish. She sets a positive example for her teammates and is truly an inspiration to those around her.” — […]