Cranford girls’ tennis nets a fine 19-3 season; Cougars capture UCC’s Mountain Division title

Best part is that 5 of 7 starters return for 2019

What might be the best looking-ahead factor about a team that just completed an outstanding 19-3 season? Well, in the case of the Cranford girls’ tennis team, perhaps it’s the fact that the Cougars return five of their seven starters for 2019, including all three singles players. Cranford’s 19-3 record included the Cougars capturing the […]

5 Union County football teams seek to reach state championship games: Union, Cranford, Rahway, Summit and Hillside

These are the final steps that need to be taken on the road to playing for a state championship. Five Union County football teams are 48 minutes away from playing for one. Three are home in sectional semifinal playoff action this weekend: Rahway, Summit and Hillside; and two are on the road: Cranford at the […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Madeline Garcia, varsity field hockey player What is your favorite part of field hockey? When you make a play down the field. It requires a lot of people, starting from the defense and all the way up to the forwards, working together for a common goal. It teammates supporting one another to make something happen each […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jon Iosso, varsity cross country runner What is your favorite part of cross country? The team atmosphere. Everyone cheers everyone else on and the team genuinely gets along very well. In what way has the sport benefitted you? The sport has gotten me in incredible shape. In the beginning, it is very hard to begin […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]

Union County College women’s soccer team heading to Nationals for first time; Owls capture initial Region 19 championship

CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team will compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament from November 8-11, in Rockford, IL. This past weekend, the Lady Owls were named the Region XIX Champions when they defeated Rowan College of Gloucester County by a score of […]

Hillside football will enter CJ,G2 playoffs as not only defending champions, but with perfect 8-0 record; Comets top Group 4 Cranford in first game on new turf field

Defeat Cougars for first time since 2009

HILLSIDE – After going 8-0, winning the Mid-State Conference’s Valley Division championship for the first time and concluding a regular season schedule with home wins over Group 3 North Plainfield and Group 4 Cranford – the latter on its new turf field – now comes the difficult part for the Hillside Comets. Defending last year’s […]

Scenes from Hillside football’s first game on its new field turf; Comets dominant in 39-10 win over Cranford

Comet standout senior RB Ugwu, with Temple there watching, scores first TD on first quarter, 40-yard run down right sideline

HILLSIDE – Hillside came through big-time in its first game on its new field turf field, dominating Cranford 39-10 on Friday afternoon, Oct. 26. Scoring touchdowns in the first half for the Comets, who improved to 8-0 and will be the top seed in defending last year’s Central Jersey, Group 2 title, were seniors Brian […]

Hillside (7-0) to christen new field turf field today (Friday, Oct. 26) vs. Cranford (5-2); Both playoff-bound teams want to keep on winning – and stay healthy

Let’s get right to it. Cranford (5-2) is at Hillside (7-0) today (Friday, Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. – an historic first game on the brand new field turf at John Zappulla Field. Cranford is coming off decisive wins at home against 5-0 Summit 25-12 and at 4-2 Immaculata 35-7. Summit is 6-1 and has […]

For the 5th year in a row the UCT girls’ volleyball final will be Westfield vs. Union Catholic; Both triumph in Oct. 24 semifinals at Johnson High

CLARK – The very last hope to prevent the same two girls’ volleyball teams from reaching another county championship match rested on the shoulders of the small parochial school from Summit known as Kent Place. The Dragons almost pulled it off. In dramatic fashion fourth-seeded Kent Place produced a wild comeback to steal Game 1. […]

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