Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 5:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-Linden (1-1) 4-Elizabeth (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, […]

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

Cranford football falls in North 2, Group 3 final; Christiano, Schetelich score on long runs

EAST RUTHERFORD – Behind the running of incredibly shifty diminutive senior tailback Angelo Gallego, the poise of freshman braces-wearing quarterback Nick Verducci and two big first-half plays by senior two-way standout Ryan Shaw, third-seeded Parsippany Hills went on to capture its first state championship ever by holding off top-seeded and undefeated Cranford 20-13 in Sunday’s […]

Linden, Cranford, Elizabeth football all 1 win away from capturing state championships; 3 Union County teams will be playing at MetLife Stadium

On Dec. 7 in East Rutherford it will be - in N2, G3 - Parsippany Hills vs. Summit, followed by - in N2, G5 - Elizabeth vs. Linden

Just think, instead of the Giants or Jets playing at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 1 p.m. it will be the Cranford Cougars. Make that the – 11-0 for the first time in program history – Cranford Cougars! Wow, that’s how far that program has come. Not even the highly-successful Cranford baseball team has played at […]

Linden, Cranford football to play their state championship games at MetLife Stadium; Tigers to battle Elizabeth in N2, G5 and Cougars to clash with Parsippany Hills in N2, G3

Both contests to kick off Dec. 7 in East Rutherford

For the first time, the Linden and Cranford football teams will be playing for a state championship in East Rutherford. Both Union County Mid-State 38 Conference division winners advanced to sectional finals – for Linden the first time since 1985 and only third time total – and for Cranford the first time since 2011 and […]

Linden football reaches first state championship game since 1985; Tigers hold on to defeat Westfield 14-6 in North 2, Group 5 semifinals

Phipps, Dolbrice score TDs in second quarter

LINDEN – With playmakers such as Kyle Phipps and Juwan Dolbrice, Linden can score from anywhere on the field at any time. Sometimes it’s all that’s needed. In a weird way it was Friday night at Cooper Field. Led by touchdown runs of 58 yards by Phipps and 41 by Dolbrice in the second quarter, […]

Linden, Cranford, Summit, Roselle will host sectional semifinals; All are 1 win away from playing for a championship

Seniors Dolbrice, Zanelli become their school's all-time leading rusher

For the first time in awhile, four Union County football teams are one home win away from playing for championships. Those schools will be Linden and Cranford on Nov. 21 and Summit and Roselle on Nov. 22. All total, six Union County teams are still alive and playing in sectional semifinals, including Westfield on Nov. […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

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