Union standout senior heavyweight Brown captures first Region 3 title; Will compete in 2nd straight NJSIAA Tournament

8 Cranford grapplers advance, including repeat 182 champ Cappello; Undefeated Gazaway of New Providence won at 145

Union standout senior wrestler David Brown experienced what it was like to make it to the NJSIAA Tournament last year and grapple with opponents from the other end of the state that he probably never heard of before. Brown lost both of his state tourney matches last year, but still produced a solid 33-13 record […]

Roselle Park wrestlers win 5th straight D10 title; Cranford captures D11 for 3rd consecutive time

Union, with 3 first-time champions, improves with 2nd place finish in D10

Union head coach Dino DeBellonia had one goal in mind for his wrestling team going into last weekend’s District 10 Tournament at Millburn. That was simply to improve upon last year’s third-place finish, which was a pretty good jump from finishing ninth and second-to-last just two years ago. That meant Union had to jump over […]

Roselle Catholic, The Patrick School, Cranford, New Providence reach girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

CLARK – All top four seeds advanced to the semifinals of the 41st annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. The top four seeds all reaching the final four, that doesn’t happen quite often in Union County. There’s usually an upset or two along the way, with at least one if not two teams seeded below […]

UCT basketball continues with quarterfinals at Rahway and Johnson; Girls’ are Feb. 19, boys’ Feb. 20

Top 8 seeds advanced in both tourneys

Union County waits a little longer than most counties to seed their basketball tournaments. However, once seeded, they seem to go pretty quickly. The 41st annual girls’ tournament included 20 of the 24 teams in the Union County Conference. Those opting not to participate were Sky Division teams Roselle, Roselle Park, Brearley and Benedictine Academy. […]

Wrestlers who placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th at UCT right here

The following are the third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishers at the 41st annual wrestling Union County Tournament held Jan. 16 at Union High School. 2016 UCT WRESTLING THIRD 106: Conor Halpin, Cranford 113: Chris Hoerle, Westfield 120: Rhise Royster, Rahway 126: Michael DeJesus, Plainfield 132: Jashmar Phillipe, Scotch Plains 138: Mike Nigro, Cranford 145: […]

GL girls’ basketball opens with home victory over Johnson, sparked by Bostwick game-high 14-point performance

Soranno nets 13 and Gerrato nine and 11 boards for Highlanders; A. Palella scores 13 and Visconti 11 for Crusaders

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – While host Governor Livingston was able to establish a double-digit lead early on without being able to consistently pass the ball inside to junior center Lindsay Gerrato, a second straight opening day win over division rival Johnson did not come that easily. The visiting Crusaders regrouped quickly after falling behind by as many […]

One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

Cranford football captures 2nd state championship in playoff era; Schetelich throws 4 TD passes, runs for 2 scores

Cougars produce first 12-0 season

UNION – In 1985 it was the “46 defense” that was a big part of the Chicago Bears going 18-1 and winning the Super Bowl for the first and only time. Ladies and gentlemen, thirty years later I present you with the “50 offense” courtesy of the Cranford Cougars. For the fourth time this season […]

11 Union County football teams in this weekend’s opening playoffs; Undefeated Cranford, Brearley squads seek to extend winning streaks

Eleven got in. How many will get out? Union County is well represented in playoff football that commences this weekend. Eleven of the 17 football playing schools in Union County qualified. Last week I wrote that nine would get in. Rahway and Roselle also snuck in as eighth seeds in their sections – the Indians […]

Johnson football captures 4th straight; Downs visiting Belvidere to move closer to clinching CJ, G2 playoff berth

Crusaders receive two TDs from Bergin, one from Sanchez

CLARK – While Johnson’s fourth consecutive victory was not perfect or even up to the coaching staff’s standards, the Crusaders did extend their winning streak and moved one step closer to clinching a second straight playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Johnson scored single touchdowns in three of the four quarters and took care […]

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