UCT baseball, softball down to semifinal rounds; Baseball is May 7 at Elizabeth; softball April 30 at Linden

The baseball and softball Union County Tournaments have reached the semifinal stage, with softball set to compete first. On Saturday, April 30 at Linden’s Memorial Fields (Flanagan Field complex) the semifinal games will be played at the same time – 3 p.m. – on the two fields. On the top side of the bracket it […]

Johnson is top seed for UCT softball for 2nd straight season; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

Defending champ GL is 2nd seed, Elizabeth 3rd, Benedictine 4th and Westfield 5th

All that’s left for Johnson is for the Crusaders to finally win the Union County Tournament again. The Crusaders were the top seed last year, but were upset by fifth-seeded Cranford in the semifinals. Second-seeded GL went on to defeat Cranford 4-3 in the championship game at Linden. The Highlanders captured their sixth title and […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Baseball Union County Tournament to be seeded April 18: Defending champion Cranford, GL in line to get high seeds

Union has shot at sneaking into top 4

The gold standard in Union County baseball used to be Union, Elizabeth, Linden and Westfield. However, for the past 15-20 years, the guard has changed to Cranford, Westfield, Gov. Livingston and Scotch Plains. Cranford and Westfield have combined to win the last six Union County Tournaments, Cranford four and Westfield two. The 63rd annual Union […]

Cranford softball finally gets on scoreboard; Cougars top Union 10-0 in home-opener

Sophomore Reitzel slugs solo home run over left field fence

CRANFORD – To say that the Cranford Cougars were hungry and really determined to show what they could do at the plate would be an understatement. Cranford was shut out its first two games of the season, so facing Union in its home-opener meant an opportunity to turn things around. Union came to Cranford off […]

Union County football well represented for North-South All-Star Classic; Game set for June 27 at Kean

Kevin Doran of Cranford and Jack Curry of Westfield only experienced winning during the 2015 football season, including state championship victories realized on back-to-back December evenings. Evan Collier, after three years at Metuchen, came back home to Kenilworth and helped the Brearley Bears reach the North 2, Group 1 state championship game for the first […]

Union County baseball state champions and runners up on the field since 1971

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL STATE CHAMPS AND RUNNERS UP ON THE FIELD SINCE 1971: 1971: GROUP 4 – Cranford over Ewing 1972: GROUP 4 – Union over Ewing GROUP 3 – Jackson over Summit GROUP 1 – Roselle Park over Pitman 1974: GROUP 4 – Union over Sayreville 1975: GROUP 2 – Audubon over New Providence […]

All 4 Union County wrestlers defeated in NJSIAA Tournament quarterfinals; Union’s Brown edged 3-2 at heavyweight

For the fifth straight year and seventh in the last eight there will not be a wrestler from a Union County school that wins a state championship. All four Union County school wrestlers that reached the NJSIAA Tournament’s quarterfinals March 5 were defeated. They will all now try to win in the wrestlebacks to try to […]

Union standout senior heavyweight Brown captures first Region 3 title; Will compete in 2nd straight NJSIAA Tournament

8 Cranford grapplers advance, including repeat 182 champ Cappello; Undefeated Gazaway of New Providence won at 145

Union standout senior wrestler David Brown experienced what it was like to make it to the NJSIAA Tournament last year and grapple with opponents from the other end of the state that he probably never heard of before. Brown lost both of his state tourney matches last year, but still produced a solid 33-13 record […]

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