Trailing by 14 points, Cougars march back and win in OT

Trailing by 14 points, Cougars march back and win in OT

CRANFORD, NJ — The home team was already trailing by more than one possession as the fourth quarter passed its midway point on Friday, Sept. 10. Mistakes in all three phases — offense, defense and special teams — cost Cranford, favored to win and making its 2021 debut, dearly up to this point. Then North […]

It won’t be easy to get past Cranford’s offense

It won’t be easy to get past Cranford’s offense

CRANFORD, NJ — Here are the numbers opposing defensive linemen will need to get past if they are to bring down a Cougar ballcarrier: 285, 280, 280, 275, 260. Those are the weights of most of Cranford’s offensive linemen. The overall range is from 200 to 285. Three of the five starters are back. Attempting […]

UCC women’s basketball team named NJCAA region champions for fourth consecutive year

UCC women’s basketball team named NJCAA region champions for fourth consecutive year

CRANFORD, NJ — Union County College’s women’s basketball team won the title of National Junior College Athletic Association Region 19 champions for a fourth consecutive year. For the title, the Lady Owls defeated Lackawanna College, 73-42, on Saturday, April 3. For a second year, sophomore Brianna Mills was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Head […]

Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

Cranford emerges as winner in Last Dance Tournament

CRANFORD, NJ — When the pandemic caused the entire nation to come to a standstill, that standstill included a freeze on all sports. Those who played sports, including high school athletes throughout New Jersey, couldn’t finish their seasons. Last Dance Tournament Director Michael Murray Jr., who is also director of athletics at Saint Joseph High […]

Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

Region 4 champions out of Union include Francois and Darisme of Rahway, Stampoulos of Brearley and Elizabeth heavyweight Olowoopejo; NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City March 5-7

Last Union County state champion was in 2011

Not only did Rahway wrestlers Kaelan Francois and Joshua Darisme capture Region 4 championships at Union, but the standout grapplers will enter the NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City with undefeated records. Francois, the top seed at 113, defeated sith-seeded Donovan Chavis of St. Peter’s Prep 6-0 in the final to improve to 36-0. Darisme, the […]

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Maggie O’Donnell, varsity swimming ‘She is the Union County champion in the 200-yard freestyle and third-place finisher in the 100-yard butterfly. Maggie also broke her own school record in the 200-free, as well as breaking the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke. She has been a fierce competitor in her four years swimming for Cranford […]

1 2 3 62