Union, Hillside and Westfield football all 1 win away from playing for state championships; In sectional semifinal action Friday night, Nov. 15

Undefeated Farmers (10-0) are home, while unbeaten Comets (9-0) and Blue Devils (6-3) are on the road

Former Irvington player, assistant coach and head coach Darnell Grant left Irvington to take over as head coach at Shabazz in 2010. With Shabazz dropped down to Group 2 at the time and now in a different conference he thought his days of preparing for the Union Farmers were done. He then became the head […]

Playoffs commence for 8 Union County gridiron schools this weekend, 3 on Nov. 8 and 5 on Nov. 9; Union seeks 10-0 start vs. Paterson Kennedy

8-0 Hillside out for 7th straight sectional playoff triumph vs. Cinnaminson

Eight teams preparing to take what they hope will be the first of three steps. The ladder to a state championship begins this weekend and you better bundle up. Teams begin the pre-season suffocating in brutal August heat. Now in order to reach their ultimate goal teams will see their breath right in front of […]

New Providence football at Brearley for the Mid-State’s Union Division title; Group 1 playoff squads both on a roll

Last two meetings have gone right down to the wire

Last year New Providence found a way in overtime after visiting Brearley kept coming back. On Friday night the two Union County Group 1 powers will clash again and for the second straight season the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Union Division championship will be on the line. Perhaps Union County’s biggest game this weekend pits New […]

Top-seeded Cranford girls’ soccer has to settle for UCT co-champion status; Third-seeded Westfield comes back with 2 second half goals to claim share of crown

Penalty kicks should be back in the mix to decide one champion beginning next year

CLARK – The favorite, the top seed, the team that beat the other team twice in two tries in division play and the team seeking to win the championship for the first time in 10 years was on its way, taking a relatively quick 2-0 lead. The underdog, the third seed, the team that moved […]

Summit comes back with 2 late goals to tie top-seeded Elizabeth in boys’ soccer UCT championship game; Hilltoppers and Minutemen declared co-champions

Giraldo, Montoya score in first half for Elizabeth, while Harris and Todorov connect for Summit in second

UNION – With less than 13 minutes to go underdog Summit trailed the No. 2-ranked team in the state, Elizabeth, by two goals. Up until that point, including two regular season Union County Conference-Watchung Division losses, the Hilltoppers had managed to score only one goal against the Minutemen, covering some 227 minutes. Then Summit took […]

Cranford girls’ soccer seeks first UCT title since 2009; Top-seeded Cougars will take on 3rd-seeded Westfield Oct. 25 at Johnson High School

Cranford won both Watchung Division meetings by one goal, the first one decided in overtime

Right back where they expected to be. That can be said for the Cranford Cougars as they are, for the second straight season, one win away from capturing their first county crown since 2009. The 39th annual girls’ soccer Union County Tournament championship game will pit third-seeded Westfield (8-3-5) vs. top-seeded Cranford (13-3-1) Friday night […]

UCT soccer championship games this week: 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth boys’ Oct. 24 at Kean; 3-Westfield vs. 1-Cranford girls’ Oct. 25 at Johnson

The soccer Union County Tournament championship games are set to be contested this week. The boys’ final is Thursday night, Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. It will be second-seeded Summit vs. top-seeded Elizabeth. This is the fifth time Summit is in the championship game. The last time was in […]

Union County Tournament information here

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENTS BOYS’ SOCCER FINAL THURSDAY, OCT. 24 AT KEAN UNIVERSITY’S ALUMNI STADIUM IN UNION 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth, 7:30 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ SOCCER FINAL FRIDAY, OCT. 25 AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK 3-Westfield or 2-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Cranford, 7:30 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 […]

Union County Tournament information here for boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey, girls’ volleyball, gymnastics and cross country

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENTS BOYS’ SOCCER SEMIFINALS SATURDAY, OCT. 19 AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK 3-Westfield vs.2-Summit, 5:30 p.m. 4-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Elizabeth, 8 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ SOCCER SEMIFINALS AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK SATURDAY, OCT. 19 5-Oak Knoll vs. 1-Cranford, 3 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 20 3-Westfield vs. […]

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 […]

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