MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: Union County football has had a state champion every year now since 2009

Since 2009, Union County has produced at least one state champion, a streak of nine straight seasons. Since 2011 we’ve seen Cranford win its first state championship in the playoff era – the Cougars won again in 2015 – and then we’ve seen three programs win for the first time in a very long time. […]

Union County football state championship playoff era history here; Years listed when each team last captured a state crown

Now that Hillside has won its first state championship since 1985, here is the list of when was the last year each team in Union County won a football state championship: Plainfield, with a record of 0-4 in finals, Governor Livingston (0-2) and Dayton (0-1) are the only three schools in Union County that have […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Audrey Templeton, varsity cheerleader “Audrey is a dedicated and passionate athlete. She was one of our fall cheerleading captains and was a strong leader, always helping break down techniques for the girls to improve their performance, as well as being there as a support system. Audrey always has a smile on her face and loves […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

David Bartley, varsity cross country “As only a sophomore, David Bartley was the team’s top finisher at the conference, county and sectional meets. He had a team and individual personal best times of 17:33 at Warinanco Park and 17:03 at Greystone Park. He was a dedicated worker and showed up at every summer practice. His […]

MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: 2 Union County teams guaranteed of reaching state championship games

A banner 5-1 first-round playoff day last Saturday has produced two Union County vs. Union County semifinal matchups this weekend. That means Union County will have at least two teams playing in championship games the first weekend in December. Six of Union County’s 10 playoff qualifiers advanced to this weekend’s semifinal action, which is a […]

Johnson football advances to Central Jersey, Group 2 semifinals for 2nd time in 3 years; Linden, Cranford, Roselle fall on first night of playoffs

Remember when “official” practice commenced back in August, with players having to put on helmets and pads during near 100 degree temperatures. Well Friday night, as the playoffs commenced, it was time to search for extra clothing. Temperatures in the 30s and as low as the 20s in some places made for a very frosty […]

MONDAY AFTERNOON QUARTERBACK: 7 of 9 Union County matchups have playoff history; 10 from Union County qualify

5 first-round games set for Friday night, Nov. 10 and 4 more for Saturday afternoon, Nov. 11

Of the nine games involving the 10 teams from Union County that qualified for the playoffs, seven of them are playoff rematches. The only two that have no history are first round Central Jersey, Group 2 encounters. They include third-seeded Johnson hosting sixth-seeded Holmdel tomorrow night and seventh-seeded Hillside at second-seeded South River Saturday. Those […]

10 Union County football teams qualify for the playoffs; North 2, Group 1 matchup pits Roselle Park at Glen Ridge

SUMMIT – Now the games really matter. Let the playoffs commence! In Union County 10 of its 17 teams qualified, including Westfield, which for the first time is the top seed in North 2, Group 5. The two-time defending champion Blue Devils are 8-0 for the third straight year and have the state’s longest winning […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kelly Mc Auliffe, varsity gymnast “I am nominating Kelly Mc Auliffe, who just became the Union County beam champion.” — Coach Michele Charney-Hulse What is your favorite part of gymnastics? “The community that comes along with being a gymnast. Both in the high school and club season, we’re familiar with all of the girls and support everyone […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Keith Brown, varsity cross country “Keith Brown is a senior captain and leader for us who has consistently been one of our top performers for four years. He is a pleasure to coach.” — Coach John Schiano What is your favorite part of cross country? “Cheering on my fellow teammates during our meets. Whether I’m cheering […]

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