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 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Cielo Tumbokon, varsity track hurdler “Only a sophomore, Cielo has already won both conference and county titles. She specializes in the jumps and hurdles. Cielo leads by example and is a great role model for her teammates.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of girls track? “The friendly environment.” In what way […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Michael Conrad, varsity discus thrower, shot putter What is your favorite part of boys track? “The practices, because I’m always getting better and competing with my teammates.” In what way has the sport benefited you? “In the aspect that it gave me something to do and taught me discipline and that, to achieve your goal, […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Joy Enaohwo — track, sophomore Which do you prefer more, individual events or relays? Why? I prefer relay events more because it’s less pressure than running individually. It gives me a chance to work with my teammates, getting the baton around the track. Especially when we go to meets like Penn Relays, running with my […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Bayyan Dallas — junior, track How exciting was it to compete at the Penn Relays? Penn Relays was very exciting it gave me the opportunity to go against the best of the best and I was able to show what I could bring to the table. Coach Stewart commends your leadership. How much more responsibility […]

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.” — […]

Union baseball, boasted by hurlers Velez, Fernandez and Sanborn, seek long-awaited success

Union last won the Union County Tournament in 1993. The Farmers last captured the North 2, Group 4 sectional state championship in 2002. This year’s baseball team has the potential to challenge for both long-awaited titles. It’s been some time since Union has had real success on the diamond, but coming in at 17-10 last […]

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