Union baseball seeks to continue success achieved at end of last season; Farmers sparked by Carter bat, Meola pitching

Opening Day is Tuesday, April 2 at home vs. Watchung Division foe Linden

Union came back last year to finish a respectable 13-13 after reaching the Union County Tournament championship game for the first time in 19 years. Will this be the season the Farmers win the UCT crown for the first time since 1993? “Sometimes the hardest thing is teaching your kids how to win,” said head […]

5th annual Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational features 10 games in 3 days

Millburn, guided by former Cranford assistant coach Chapman, is in the event for the first time

This year’s fifth annual Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational – with the first pitch set to be thrown April 12 – just might feature the eventual North 2, Group 4 champion once again. That team could be Bridgewater-Raritan, which last year reached the semifinals where it lost to eventual champion Hillsborough. That team could […]

Union County Conference girls’ basketball all-division teams here as selected by county coaches

2012-2013 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL TEAMS AS SELECTED BY COUNTY COACHES   ALL-WATCHUNG DIVISION Jessica McCoy, Cranford Jenna Goeller, Cranford Erin Ferguson, Gov. Livingston Mallory George, Gov. Livingston Jada Lewis, Linden Breana Spencer, Plainfield Drew Winter, Plainfield Renee Oliver, Roselle Catholic Tori Pozsonyi, Roselle Catholic Taylor Sebolao, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Adora Moneme, Union Honorable Mention: Kaitlin […]

2013 Union County Conference baseball, softball alignments here; 2012 final standings listed below

2013 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL ALIGNMENT   WATCHUNG DIVISION (7 schools) Governor Livingston Elizabeth Cranford Linden Union Westfield Scotch Plains Defending champion: Cranford   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (8 schools) Johnson Roselle Catholic Union Catholic New Providence Dayton RosellePark Oratory Prep Brearley Defending champion: Dayton   VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools) Hillside Roselle Rahway Plainfield St. Mary’s, Elizabeth […]

UCC basketball division winners: Boys’ – RC, UC, Dayton; Girls’ – RC, New Providence, Hillside

The following are the Union County Conference boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball final standings for the 2012-2013 season. The boys’ champions are Roselle Catholic in the Watchung, Union Catholic in the Mountain and Dayton in the Valley. The girls’ champions are Roselle Catholic in the Watchung, New Providence in the Mountain and Hillside in the […]

Johnson football awards honors those in high school and college; Dugan a standout at TCNJ

Crusader seniors Baron, Olenick, Pecina cited

On March 4, the Arthur L. Johnson Crusader Football Team held their annual post-season awards banquet. Head Football Coach Michael Mancino presided over the event as all athletes were honored for their contributions to Crusader Football. In addition, numerous scholarships were awarded to deserving student athletes throughout the evening. The night culminated with the showing […]

Clark’s Calas is 1 win away from becoming a 3-time state champion wrestler; Will face Bound Brook’s De La Cruz in Sunday’s NJSIAA Tournament 120 final

Brearley Balboni brothers bested in 160, 170 semifinals

Seton Hall Prep standout senior wrestler Brenden Calas of Clark is now one win away from capturing a third state championship after defeating Alex Baider of Cherokee 3-1 in Saturday’s 120 pound semifinals. Calas will next take on Bound Brook’s Craig De La Cruz in Sunday’s final. Calas won the 103 title as a sophomorein 2011 and […]

Seton Hall Prep senior Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley reach NJSIAA Tournament semifinals; Wrestlers win quarterfinal matches, now 2 wins from state titles

Summit senior standout Iarussi loses first match of season in tie-breaker at 220

Seton Hall Prep senior Brenden Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley – John and Joe – advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament semifinals after the standout grapplers won quarterfinal round bouts Saturday. The semifinals are being contested right now, with the finals set for the last competition on Sunday. Calas, already a […]

Union County wrestlers Calas, Mele, Barber, Brearley’s Balboni brothers, Bulger, Iarussi and Tufaro advance to NJSIAA Tournament quarterfinals

Mele, Barber, John Balboni also win preliminary round matches; Semifinals follow quarterfinals Saturday

As many as eight wrestlers from Union County are now three wins away from winning state championships! Winning pre-quarterfinal round NJSIAA Tournament bouts Friday night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals were Brenden Calas of Clark and Seton Hall Prep and Jon Mele of Governor Livingston at 120, Colin Barber of […]

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