GL, Rahway, Westfield football triumph on road on Thanksgiving; State champion Summit faces Ramapo in North, Group 3 Bowl Game at MeLife

With the program’s first winning season in a decade on the line, Governor Livingston needed to play the final 24 minutes of Thursday (Nov. 22) morning’s Thanksgiving Day game vs. host New Providence with an entirely different attitude. The Highlanders were down, although just by three, at intermission. Sixth-year head coach Dan Guyton felt it […]

GL baseball players Compton, Reid talk about what they want to accomplish senior year

PHOTOS BY JOHN HADDAD Team-first success is the most prevalent thing on the minds of Governor Livingston baseball signees Drew Compton and Stephen Reid, who both kept their commitment to play in college at Division 1 Atlantic Coast Conference school Georgia Tech. However, after signing their letters-of-intent on the second day of the national signing […]

Governor Livingston 2011 baseball team that captured Group 2 state championship to be celebrated; Highlanders went 26-6 and beat defending champs at Toms River North

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – The 2011 baseball season began for Governor Livingston with an incredible seventh inning rally that led the Highlanders to 1-0. A little over a month later came the football-like score victory to send GL to the Union County Tournament championship game for the first time in four years, via a walk-off home […]

Summit football tops Rahway in North 2, Group 3 state championship game; Hilltoppers will next play Ramapo in North, Group 3 Bowl Game at Met Life, Nov. 24

SUMMIT – The visitors came back from a three-touchdown deficit and were on the verge of pulling even closer as the fourth quarter reached the midway point. Suddenly the home team was on its heels a bit and needed a stop. Having already done so in the first half Summit senior linebacker Jack Kelly was […]

Hillside football repeats as Central Jersey, Group 2 state champions; 11-0 Comets will face Haddonfield in South, Group 2 final the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Senior Willis scores on offense in first half and on defense in second

HILLSIDE – The host Comets had to make the fourth quarter their own if they wanted to reach one of their goals. Give Manasquan head coach Jay Price and his staff a ton of credit. The Warriors limited Hillside’s offense to just four plays in the third quarter. Manasquan trailed the Comets by just four […]

Rahway, Summit, Hillside football seek to capture state championships for the first time before Thanksgiving

The explosive running backs include Rahway’s Dashon Moore, Summit’s Max Jackson and Hillside’s James Louis. The absolute studs on defense consist of Rahway’s Shimei Page, Summit’s Jack Kelly and Hillside’s Brian Ugwu. The efficient, calm-cool-and-collected, offensive-leading, signal-callers are Rahway lefty-throwing senior Jakir Robinson, Summit senior Skyler Schluter and Hillside junior Gavin Melendez. These are the […]

Hillside football to host only second state championship game on its field and first in 35 years; Nov. 17 battle pitting Manasquan at Hillside will be clash of last 2 CJ, G2 state champions

HILLSIDE – Yankee Stadium is referred to, for example, as The Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers, and most appropriately – The House that Ruth built. There’s another field that has multiple names. That’s where the Hillside Comets football team calls home. Now with field turf for the first time, we can start with […]

Roselle boys’ soccer posts breakthrough season; Rams net 15 victories, place 2nd in UCC’s Valley Division

Alan Prochazka arrived on Abraham Clark High School’s soccer field ready to coach ten years ago, with only eight boys showing up for the first practice. “Roselle had suffered through many losing seasons and very few students wanted to participate,” Prochazka recalled. “We were able to eventually recruit 17 players, mostly freshmen, to join the […]

Union boys’ soccer captures UCC’s Mountain Division crown; UCT co-champ Farmers go from 0-16-3 to 16-0-4 in one year

One of the best one-year turnarounds in Union County sports history is complete. One year after the Union boys’ soccer team had one of its worst records at 0-16-3 – the Farmers also only won three games two years ago – Union finished a spectacular 2018 campaign with an unbeaten record of 16-0-4. The Farmers […]