Rahway football wins at Summit in battle of undefeated squads; Mountain Division-leading Indians (3-0) averaging nearly 51 points

Arribas, Bradford, Burnett excel on offense; Bailey, Darisme and Lumpkin on defense; Sola on special teams

Rahway lost seniors Jakir Robinson, the quarterback, and senior running backs Zion Pendleton and Dashon Moore to graduation after the Indians went 10-2 for the first time in 10 years and reached the North 2, Group 3 state championship game, also for the first time in exactly a decade. Time to feel sorry for the […]

Roselle Park freshman Amaya steps on field for first time and delivers; Kicks game-winning FG to lift Roselle Park past Dayton

Panthers win first varsity game in nearly two years

SPRINGFIELD – Roselle Park freshman Gabriel Amaya was prepared for the moment he was given to help his team come out on top. “Before the game started I had him kick some field goals,” Roselle Park head coach Terry Hanratty said. “I had it in the back of my mind that we might use him. […]

Union boys’ soccer off to another strong start at 5-1; UCT to be seeded Sept. 25 at Oratory Prep

Farmers shared last year's crown with Westfield

Following one of the quickest turnarounds in Union County history last year the Union boys’ soccer team did not expect to go unbeaten once again in 2019. However, the Farmers almost made it unscathed right up until the Union County Tournament seeding meeting. Union is presently 5-1, with its next game scheduled for Thursday at […]

Union football comes back in second half to win at Westfield for first time since 2013; Casas 27-yard FG with 2:46 remaining the difference

Farmers improve to 3-0 for first time since 2016

WESTFIELD – Andrew Sanborn knew that if Union was to prevail over Westfield he was going to have to make a big play. The standout quarterback probably thought it would come from his arm. However, it came from his foot. The three-year starter at QB for the Farmers actually made his varsity debut as a […]

Linden football thwarted by last-minute field goal in home-opener; Watchung Hills moves to 3-0 for first time since 2013

Tigers sparked by Marshall passing, San-Clemente running

LINDEN – With just over seven minutes to go Linden sophomore Steeve Dorvil protected his team’s one-point lead by blocking a critical extra point. “I hit it a little low,” Watchung Hills junior placekicker Spencer Ostroff said of the kick. “There was not enough air. I put that on me.” “That was not on him,” […]

Battle of unbeatens has Union (2-0, 1-0) at Westfield (1-0, 1-0) Saturday; Standout senior QBs include Andrew Sanborn for Farmers and Hank Shapiro for Blue Devils

Union has not won at Westfield since 2013

Last year Union snapped a four-game losing streak against Westfield, including consecutive North 2, Group 5 semifinal defeats in 2015 and 2016. On Saturday the Farmers will attempt to beat the Blue Devils at Gary Kehler Stadium for the first time since 2013. One of three Mid-State Conference-Watchung Division football games on tap this weekend […]

Linden football seeks to win home-opener and avoid rare 0-3 start by knocking off 2-0 Watchung Hills; Watchung Division clash set for Sept. 20 at 7 p.m.

Tigers need to get untracked offensively

When a team with playoff aspirations that is also seeking to produce another winning season is getting ready for its home-opener, the last thing it wants to do is look at its 0-2 record. However, it’s there. Linden can ignore it and go about its business or the Tigers can use it as the ultimate […]

Rahway, Cranford football open with double-digit division home victories; Union produces first shutout win in 3 years

Brearley, New Providence, Scotch Plains also triumph on Friday, Sept. 13

While Rahway and Cranford opened their 2019 seasons with double-digit Mid-State Conference triumphs Friday night, both head coaches declared that there is still plenty of room for improvement. “We had some holding penalties that resulted in touchdowns being called back, so that is just one of the things we have to clean up,” Rahway head […]

Cranford girls’ soccer tops Union behind 5 different goal scorers: Reaching the net for the Cougars were Montague, Clark, Murray, Swandrak and Korzeneski

H. Goncalves puts Farmers on scoreboard in first half

UNION – Visiting Cranford did not play its brand of soccer for the first 40 minutes, but still managed to produce a one-goal halftime lead. Host Union, with far less returning starters, hung in there and matched the Cougars in field position for much of the first half. Was is just a matter of time […]

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