Cranford only football school in Union County to change classification; Cougars now situated in Central Jersey, Group 3

Rahway is other Union County squad in section

The winningest Union County program the last five seasons and the only one to reach three state championship games and win two of them in that span is in the early stages of familiarizing itself with a different section. The NJSIAA moved Cranford out of North 2, Group 3 and into Central Jersey, Group 3 […]

Cranford well-represented in July 21 Snapple Bowl; 5 players and the coaching staff seeking to lead Union County All-Stars to first win since 2011

Game taking place at Woodbridge for the first time

When discussing Cranford football the past two seasons many people were aware of the accomplishments of lineman Will Fries and quarterback Jack Schetelich. The 2016 graduates have moved on to the next level, playing in the next state west of us now, with Fries at Penn State and Schetelich at Villanova. However, a lot more […]

Snapple Bowl practice commences July 11; Union County All-Stars seek to snap 4-game slide

The Snapple Bowl XXIII is Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, with the annual All-Star Football Game between Union County and Middlesex County just-graduated gridiron standouts taking place at Woodbridge for the first time. Middlesex County has won the last four games and nine of the last 10 and leads […]

North gridiron All-Stars hold on for 7-0 win over South; Linden’s Starling comes up with first-half INT

Game's only points scored in first quarter

UNION – If you’re a football fan that likes defense, turnovers, skirmishes and plenty of rain, then you thoroughly enjoyed Monday night’s 38th annual Phil Simms New Jersey North-South All-Star Football Classic at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium. Who knew that the first touchdown of the game – which was scored in the first quarter – […]

Union County well represented in June 27 North-South gridiron clash; All-Stars include Linden’s Starling, Westfield’s Curry, Union’s James and Brown, Brearley’s Collier, Cranford’s Doran, Rahway’s Patterson and Roselle’s Pendleton

North seeks to snap two-game slide in game that will be played at Kean University

Union County football had a banner season in 2015. For the first time the county produced three 11-0 teams playing in state championship games. Then – also for the first time – the county produced two 12-0 state championship teams in the same season. Kevin Doran of Cranford and Jack Curry of Westfield only experienced winning […]

Summit’s Schaffer stands out as Union County All-Star; Junior LH starts on mound and tosses 2 shutout innings

One of his team's bright spots in June 20 Underclassmen Game at Kean

UNION – Summit junior left hander Will Schaffer was someone that head coach Kevin Zaleski counted on this season. His efforts on the mound and at the plate helped the Hilltoppers produce another winning season at 14-11, while Summit also won the Union County Conference’s Valley Division championship for the third time in four years, […]

Union County baseball All-Stars come back, but not enough vs. Essex County; Players from both teams excel in annual Underclassmen Game at Kean

MOPs are Essex County infielder Anthony Giachin of Newark Academy and Union County catcher Dan Baroff of Governor Livingston

UNION – After six and a half innings the Union County All-Stars were down by nine runs. Essex County scored three in the top of the third and then two more in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Union County finally broke through for two runs on errors in the bottom of the seventh to […]

Essex-Union Underclassemen All-Star Baseball Game includes pitchers Doren of GL and Geissel of SP; June 20 event to take place at Kean

Union County seeks first win since 2012

The 7th annual Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Baseball Game is set to be played tonight – Monday, June 20 – at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Class of 1963 Stadium in Union. Two players have been added to the Union County roster, including pitchers Vin Doren of Governor Livingston and Tim Geissel of Scotch Plains. Doren, a […]

Cranford baseball thwarted by Northern Highlands in Group 3 semifinals; Junior DH Armstrong slugs HR for squad’s only score

Cougars conclude fine campaign at 18-11

WEEHAWKEN – Cranford survived back-to-back innings where Northern Highlands had the bases loaded and did not score. Down by two runs and then by one during those frames, it appeared that the Cougars escaping further damage might be the momentum they needed to perhaps tie the game or take the lead for the first time. […]

Cranford baseball wins at Somerville 2-0 to capture another N2 ,G3 title; Scores game’s only runs in top of 7th

Cougars next face N1, G3 champ Northern Highlands in June 7 Group 3 semifinal at Weehawken

  After not winning a division title – the Cougars actually finished under .500 (4-6) in Union County Conference-Watchung Division play – and falling short of defending their 2015 Union County Tournament crown by being eliminated in the UCT semifinals, yeah, you can say that the Cranford baseball team was more than determined to make […]

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