High school baseball begins section state tournaments this week

High school baseball begins section state tournaments this week

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — Although the start of the high school baseball season in New Jersey reverted back to its usual commencement of April 1 throughout the state this year, for the second straight season, the sectional state tournaments began after Memorial Day. Pre-pandemic, the sectional semifinals were played the day after Memorial Day, with the […]

Cranford and Elizabeth square off in UCT softball finals

CRANFORD, NJ — Not often do the top two seeds make it to the championship game. However, that was the case this year, as defending champion and top-seeded Cranford High School was to clash with second-seeded Elizabeth High School in the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament championship game. The game was rescheduled to be […]

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — If the weather cooperated and the quarterfinals were played at the fields of the higher seeds on Wednesday, May 18, then the 68th annual baseball Union County Tournament is set to move on to Kean University in Union. The semifinals are scheduled to be contested at Kean on Saturday, May 21, […]

Top-seeded Cougars roar into UCT softball semifinals

Top-seeded Cougars roar into UCT softball semifinals

CRANFORD, NJ – The top-seeded Cougars knew they were going to be in for a challenge when facing eighth-seeded David Brearley High School in one of the softball Union County Tournament quarterfinals on Monday, May 9. The teams first clashed on Wednesday, April 20, in Kenilworth, with the visiting Cougars coming away with a hard-fought […]

Cranford softball continues to shine as division takes shape

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With only one loss against a county opponent, defending champion Cranford High School was considered the favorite to garner the top seed for the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament. The UCT was to be seeded earlier this week, with first-round games scheduled for Thursday, May 5. The quarterfinals are set […]

Baseball seeds begin to take shape in Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The two teams in the lead for the top seed in this month’s 68th annual baseball Union County Tournament, Cranford and Governor Livingston high schools, are both scheduled to play a team they lost to the first time around. Cranford is scheduled to host New Providence High School on Thursday, May […]

ALJ’s only UCT championship, in 1981, is celebrated

ALJ’s only UCT championship, in 1981, is celebrated

CLARK, NJ — This tale is not about a team dubbed “the little engine that could.” What culminated at the end of February 41 years ago did not have a Villanova-slaying-Georgetown feel to it. Perhaps Arthur L. Johnson High School — then a regional-district high school known as Arthur L. Johnson Regional High School — […]

ALJ High School honors star athlete at signing-day event

ALJ High School honors star athlete at signing-day event

CLARK, NJ — On Wednesday, Nov. 10, various staff members and administration at Arthur L. Johnson High School participated in a signing-day ceremony to honor Tatum Dobbins, field hockey, for her years of service to Crusader Athletics and commemorate her signing of her nation letter of intent to play NCAA DI field hockey for the […]

Union and Cranford football teams expected to earn top seeds in sections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union and Cranford, the two best football teams in Union County, as expected garnered top seeds in their sections. Rahway, at the last minute, snuck in, while Scotch Plains–Fanwood fell out. In all, 10 of Union County’s 17 football-playing schools qualified for the state playoffs, which commence around the state on […]

Crusaders fall at home to South River, 26-7

Crusaders fall at home to South River, 26-7

CLARK, NJ — The visiting South River High School football team went right after Arthur L. Johnson High School’s team by first going to a quick-hit running game that read the holes and then adding a passing attack that found the receiver open when it counted the most. Although the Crusaders hung tough and played […]

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