Scotch Plains tops Johnson 4-0 to win baseball Union County Tournament championship; Raiders, who were on precipice of losing in first round, give up only 3 runs in 4 tourney triumphs

UNION – Two weeks into the season Scotch Plains-Fanwood had a record of 2-6. The Raiders were not thinking trophy. They were looking to snap a five-game losing streak. Then 11 days later Scotch Plains was down to its final out, just one strike away from losing to be more specific, before rallying to win […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, May 13

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 13   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Cranford (8-1) – outright champions 2-Gov. Livingston (6-3) 3-Union (5-4) 4-Scotch Plains (4-5) 5-Westfield (3-5) 6-Elizabeth (0-8)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Johnson (4-1) 2-Summit (3-2) 3-Union Catholic (2-3) 4-New Providence (1-4)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (9-0) […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, May 6; Oratory Prep baseball won the Valley Division outright

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, MAY 6 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Cranford (7-1) 2-Gov. Livingston (6-2) 3-Union (4-4) 4-Westfield (3-4) 5-Scotch Plains (3-5) 6-Elizabeth (0-7) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Johnson (3-1) 2-Summit (2-2) Union Catholic (2-2) 4-New Providence (1-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (8-0) – outright champions 2-Dayton (6-2) 3-Brearley […]

Summit baseball advances to UCT semifinals for first time since 2015; Hilltoppers top top-seeded Cranford in 8 innings

Carlson walks with bases loaded for winning RBI and Reddy tosses complete-game, nine-hitter to improve to 5-0; Hilltoppers now 11-5

Emory Carlson walked with the bases loaded and nobody out in the top of the eighth to give Summit the lead once again and then Matt Reddy retired Cranford on three pitches in the bottom of the eighth. All of a sudden the visiting Hilltoppers found themselves in unfamiliar territory. Summit baseball advanced to the […]

FEMALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

FEMALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Anna Horne, varsity lacrosse player “Anna has been the Cougars’ starting goalie for the last four years and she will be continuing her lacrosse career at Drew University. It has been incredible seeing Anna develop over the last four years! She is an incredible leader and role model to her teammates.” — Coach Samantha Berk […]

MALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

MALE CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Conor Halpin, varsity lacrosse player “Conor Halpin has had tremendous start to his senior season this year, and a tremendous impact on our team’s improvements and successful first quarter/half thus far. He is contributing and leading the way for us in scoring, possession of the ball, with his excellence in facing off and collecting ground […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Zach Fernandez, Senior, Baseball Zach is a four year starter for the Union High School Baseball Program. During his tenure at Union High School, Zach has been a model student-athlete and is extremely committed and determined to improve on the baseball field and in the classroom. During his senior season, Zach has been proven to […]

Cranford softball tops Dayton in UCT quarterfinal play; Schwerdtfeger, McCaffery, Brunton, Moreno, Gardiner star for Cougars

Mahy slugs home run and double and drives in 3 runs for Bulldogs

CRANFORD – One way of describing “coming through in the clutch” is when a batter is tested with the most pressure. Three times Cranford batters came up with runners in scoring position with two outs. All three times those Cougars produced. First was senior catcher Erin Schwerdtfeger, who on a 1-2 pitch drilled a shot […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Alyssa Thomas, Junior, Softball Alyssa Thomas is a junior pitcher that has been starting varsity for the past two years. She averages 12 strikeouts per game with a record of 3-2. As much as Alyssa wants to pitch well, she wants to hit well too. She is batting .409 in the seven games that she […]

Union Catholic baseball – sparked by Donohue, McReynolds and Tomalavage – advances in UCT for first time in 3 years; Vikings top visiting Dayton to move to quarterfinals

Game much closer than final score indicates

SCOTCH PLAINS – The way Dylan Donohue was dealing for Union Catholic two things were certain. The Vikings were going to eclipse last year’s win total and they were also going to win a county tournament game for the first time in three years. Donahue allowed only two batters to reach base, before and after […]

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