Union County baseball teams Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson, Westfield seek to reach sectional championship games

All 5 in May 31 semifinals

Winning two state tournament games last week was a major accomplishment for Union County baseball programs Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson and Westfield. All five will need to triumph again on Tuesday to reach Friday’s scheduled sectional championship games. Again, that will be no easy task for any of them as the competition continues to […]

Union County baseball (5) and softball (5) teams still alive in May 31 state tournament games

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL (5 teams) STILL ALIVE IN SECTIONAL PLAYOFFS:   PLAYING ON TUESDAY, MAY 31   PUBLIC SEMIFINALS NORTH 2, GROUP 4 (1): Westfield 14-North Hunterdon at 2-Westfield   NORTH 2, GROUP 3 (2): Gov. Livingston, Cranford 3-Gov. Livingston at 2-Somerville 8-Nutley at 4-Cranford   NORTH 2, GROUP 1 (1): Brearley 4-Brearley at 1-Bloomfield Tech CENTRAL […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball champions listed here; All division winners captured titles outright

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS FOR 2016   BASEBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION: Westfield Blue Devils MOUNTAIN DIVISION: Johnson Crusaders VALLEY DIVISION: Summit Hilltoppers SKY DIVISION: Rahway Indians SOFTBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION: Johnson Crusaders MOUNTAIN DIVISION: Roselle Park Panthers VALLEY DIVISION: Union Catholic Vikings SKY DIVISION: Oak Knoll Royals JR PARACHINI

Johnson spring squads bolstered by MVP performances

On May 24, the Arthur L. Johnson Athletic Department held their 2016 Spring Athletic Awards. The evening, sponsored by the Crusader Athletic Booster Club, was held in the Arthur L. Johnson High School auditorium. All the Spring Athletic Teams and their seasons were highlighted by their coaches while handing out letters and awards to the […]

Johnson diamond squads capture Union County Conference division titles outright; Baseball wins Mountain, softball Watchung

Other baseball division champs: Watchung-Westfield, Valley-Summit, Sky-Rahway - Indians repeat

Johnson High School diamond teams captured Union County Conference division championships outright, with the baseball team going a perfect 8-0 in Mountain Division play following a 5-2 win at New Providence May 19. Johnson’s softball team finished 7-1 in Watchung Division action, its final league game a 7-4 win at Gov. Livingston May 16. Last year, the […]

Johnson softball captures UCC’s Watchung Division title outright 2 days after winning UCT for first time since 1981; Finishes 3-0 vs. GL this season

Crusaders on verge of 3rd consecutive 20-win campaign

  The agony of semifinal defeats the past three seasons was motivation enough for a very talented Johnson softball team to proclaim: “enough is enough, let’s go out and do this!” That’s exactly what the Crusaders did. After getting over the semifinal hump back on April 30 at Linden with a 12-1 win over fifth-seeded […]

Complete list of baseball UCT and GNT champions here

Here’s a look at all of the baseball Union County Tournament champions and the pitchers of record and also the Greater Newark Tournament championship scores:   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: 2016: Governor Livingston 3, Scotch Pains 2 WP: Vin Doren. LP: Marc Occhipinti. 2015: Cranford 3, Gov. Livingston 1 WP: Pat Knight. LP: Ethan Frohman. 2014: […]

Johnson softball was 1 out away 20 years ago – a look back at the 1996 UCT softball championship game

Editor’s note: JR Parachini covered the 1996 softball Union County Tournament championship game at Linden’s Memorial Field, which turned out to be the agony of defeat for the Johnson Regional Crusaders and the thrill of yet another championship victory for the five-time defending champion Union Farmers. The Johnson softball team last won the Union County […]

Top-seeded Johnson, second-seeded GL reach UCT softball championship game; To clash for title May 14 at Kean

Crusaders last won in 1981, while Highlanders are defending champs

Top-seeded Johnson and second-seeded Governor Livingston reached the softball Union County Tournament championship game after convincing semifinal victories posted at Linden on April 30. Johnson, seeking its third title and first since 1981, ousted fifth-seeded Westfield 12-1. The Crusaders previously eliminated 17th-seeded Rahway 17-3 and eighth-seeded Brearley 6-4. Johnson was also the top seed last […]

UCT baseball, softball down to semifinal rounds; Baseball is May 7 at Elizabeth; softball April 30 at Linden

The baseball and softball Union County Tournaments have reached the semifinal stage, with softball set to compete first. On Saturday, April 30 at Linden’s Memorial Fields (Flanagan Field complex) the semifinal games will be played at the same time – 3 p.m. – on the two fields. On the top side of the bracket it […]

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