First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football evens record for first time this season; Playoffs loom next weekend

Crusaders score 6 TDs in 43-0 home win over Somerville

CLARK – A month ago Johnson found itself in overtime against non-division foe Governor Livingston. The Crusaders were 0-3 at the time and against GL they were ahead by two touchdowns at the half. After the host Highlanders came back to tie the game, Johnson senior running back Matt Pedicine scored in overtime. Then the […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

Johnson football, coming off first win, has big game at Roselle; Crusaders seek to keep momentum going

Pedicine, Labianca star in triumph over GL

After producing its first win and then getting a week off, Johnson is ready for the second half of its playoff qualifying games, with the Crusaders (1-3) seeking to make the grade in Central Jersey, Group 2 for the first time since 2012. Johnson’s first win, after an 0-3 start that included three losses by […]

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

Here is the corrected new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I erroneously printed the wrong alignment over the summer and earlier in September.   Mid-State 38 Conference for 2014 and 2015 seasons:   Delaware Division (8): Bridgewater-Raritan, Elizabeth, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hunterdon Central, Phillipsburg, Union, Watchung Hills.   Watchung Division […]

Baseball, softball, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ lacrosse state tournament information updated here; Johnson, Summit, Westfield boys’ lacrosse capture sectional championships

STATE TOURNAMENTS INVOLVING UNION COUNTY TEAMS   BASEBALL (9 still alive) Westfield, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Dayton, Roselle Park, Union Catholic, Oratory Prep, Roselle Catholic.   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 4-Bridgewater-Raritan at 1-Westfield 3-Millburn at 2-Ridge Final Friday, May 30 At higher seed   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 13-Summit at 1-Cranford 7-Nutley at 3-West Essex Final Friday, May […]

Johnson baseball program to honor 1974 sectional championship team; Also a special announcement will be made during the ceremony regarding the formation of the Jeff Felter Memorial Scholarship

Friday will be a special day for the Johnson High School baseball program. The 1974 team, which captured a sectional title, will be honored. As many as 11 members of the 1974 squad, along with head coach Louis Peragallo, will be attending. A pre-game ceremony will take place prior to Johnson’s scheduled 4 p.m. Union […]

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