Cranford, GL baseball each 1 win away from playing for state championships in Toms River; Cougars face Pascack Valley at William Paterson, while GL takes on Manasquan at Rowan

Pascack Valley just captured its first sectional title in 51 years. Cranford repeated as the North 2, Group 3 champs and has won 12 sectional championships since 1997 and 11 under present head coach Dennis McCaffery since 1999. Manasquan just won its first sectional title in 31 years. Governor Livingston won Central Jersey, Group 2 […]

Union County Conference final baseball, softball standings here for 2017 season; Baseball champs: GL, Summit, RP, Plainfield; Softball champs: GL, RP, Summit, Kent Place

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR 2017 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (8-2) – champions 2-Westfield (6-3) 3-Scotch Plains (5-4) 4-Cranford (5-5) 5-Elizabeth (3-7) 6-Union (2-8) Not played: Scotch Plains at Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (6-2) – champions 2-Union Catholic (5-3) Johnson (5-3) 4-New Providence (4-4) 5-Linden (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION […]

GL baseball comes back to top visiting South Plainfield behind Baroff walk-off 3-run double; Highlanders capture 4th CJ, G2 title

Will next face South Jersey, Group 2 champion Manasquan in June 6 Group 2 semifinal at Rowan University

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Dan Baroff produced the biggest hit of his life. In came Jennings, in came Pedini and then in came Serretti with the game-winning run. “This was the best game I’ve ever been a part of,” Chris Roof said. That happens to cover 408 games for Roof as the head baseball coach at […]

Union County baseball well represented in June 2 sectional championship games; Defending champion Cranford on road, while GL and Dayton will be home

Union County baseball will be well represented in sectional championship games Friday, June 2, with three top-notch programs trying to win in the same season for the first time. We have Cranford as a defending champion in a Group 3 section, Governor Livingston trying to win the same Group 2 section for the second time […]

Roselle Park softball repeats as North 2, Group 1 champions again behind winning pitcher Hummel; Panthers will face Cedar Grove in June 1 Group 1 semifinal at Montclair State; Tuesday, May 30 baseball, softball state tournament scoreboard

Panthers again 1 win away from reaching first group final since 2003

Last year the Roselle Park softball team scored a single run in the top of the seventh to win at top-seeded Dayton 4-3 in the North 2, Group 1 championship game. On Tuesday the Panthers were a bit more dramatic scoring a single run in the bottom of the seventh to defeat seventh-seeded Brearley 4-3 […]


Nate Halek, varsity tennis player “Nate Halek is Cranford varsity tennis first singles player. Nate is a four year varsity player who demonstrates leadership on and off the court. Nate’s level head and respect for the game, his opponent, and himself  is something other student athletes could use and learn from for their own success. […]


Jeannie Padden, varsity lacrosse player “Jeannie Padden is a senior and captain. Her position is attack. She scored her 100th career goal against Millburn and currently has 108 goals to date.” — Coach Samantha Berk What would you bring to a deserted island? “My phone, beach chair and dog are all I need.” What hobbies […]

Union County baseball, softball teams still in state tournament play through May 27 results

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL STILL ALIVE: NORTH 2, GROUP 3 Semifinals Tuesday, May 30 15-Red Bank Regional at 3-Cranford NORTH 2, GROUP 1 Semifinals Tuesday, May 30 4-Ridgefield at 1-Dayton CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2 Semifinals Tuesday, May 30 5-Bernards at 1-Gov. Livingston NON-PUBLIC, NORTH A Quarterfinals Tuesday, May 30 7-Union Catholic at 2-Pope John   UNION […]

Dennis McCarthy was a dear friend and will be truly missed; High school football talent evaluator passes away at age 74

The last time I heard Dennis McCarthy’s voice was on a phone message he left me in January. “JR, hi, it’s Dennis. I just got all the information you sent me, thank you very much. “All is well here, no need to call me back. Tell your father I said hello and we’ll talk again […]

Union County baseball, softball state tournament schedule following May 24 results

Here is the schedule for Union County baseball and softball teams still alive in state tournament play following Wednesday, May 24 results: UNION COUNTY BASEBALL REMAINING NORTH 2, GROUP 4 Thursday, May 25 Quarterfinals 9-Scotch Plains at 1-Millburn 6-Westfield at 3-Bayonne 10-Elizabeth at 2-Woodbridge NORTH 2, GROUP 3 Thursday, May 25 Quarterfinal 11-Ferris at 3-Cranford […]