Cranford football ends Summit winning streaks, downing Hilltoppers 33-14 at home; Cougars sparked by senior RB Christiano, junior QB Schetelich

Cranford now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Mid-State's Raritan Division

CRANFORD – Sparked by a balanced offense led by an all-state performance from senior back Luke Christiano, a defense – lifted by the likes of lineman Will Fries, linebacker Niko Cappello and defensive back Eric Donahue – that shut out its opponent in the second half for the second straight week and the ability to […]

Winning streaks on line for Hilltopppers in big football game at Cranford; Both Raritan Division teams 3-0, among best in county

Summit has won 27 straight games. The Hilltoppers have also won 48 consecutive regular season matchups. Cranford is out to end both streaks this week. Both are off to strong 3-0 starts, with defending champion Summit leading the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Raritan Division at 3-0. Cranford is tied for second in the division with Voorhees […]

CORRECTED new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference

Here is the corrected new alignment of football’s Mid-State 38 Conference for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. I erroneously printed the wrong alignment over the summer and earlier in September.   Mid-State 38 Conference for 2014 and 2015 seasons:   Delaware Division (8): Bridgewater-Raritan, Elizabeth, Franklin, Hillsborough, Hunterdon Central, Phillipsburg, Union, Watchung Hills.   Watchung Division […]

Union County All-Star QBs include standouts Oblachinski from Cranford and Bost from Rahway

Snapple Bowl practice commences later this week; the game is July 17 at Sayreville

Both quarterbacks can drop back and throw the ball. One looks more like the classic drop back because of his size. One looks more like the classic scrambler, also because of his size. One way or another it doesn’t matter. Cranford’s John Oblachinski and Rahway’s Jeffery Bost are pretty good at finding manners in which […]

Cranford, Dayton baseball one win away from playing for state championships; Cougars face Mount Olive, Bulldogs take on Ridgefield

On Friday, May 27, 2011, the defending North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford baseball team lost at home to Mendham 7-3 in a N2, G3 quarterfinal. Somewhat remarkably, the Cougars have not lost a state tournament game since. Cranford takes a 16-game state tournament winning streak into Tuesday’s scheduled Group 3 semifinal vs. MountOlive at Belleville […]

Baseball, softball, boys’ lacrosse, girls’ lacrosse state tournament information updated here; Johnson, Summit, Westfield boys’ lacrosse capture sectional championships

STATE TOURNAMENTS INVOLVING UNION COUNTY TEAMS   BASEBALL (9 still alive) Westfield, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Dayton, Roselle Park, Union Catholic, Oratory Prep, Roselle Catholic.   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 4-Bridgewater-Raritan at 1-Westfield 3-Millburn at 2-Ridge Final Friday, May 30 At higher seed   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: Semifinals Tuesday, May 27 13-Summit at 1-Cranford 7-Nutley at 3-West Essex Final Friday, May […]

GL, still seeking its first title, will face Westfield, which has won the most with 13, in UCT baseball final at Kean; Junior lefty Frohman is mound ace

Highlanders are in final for fourth time and first time since 2011

UNION – For the third straight year Westfield – the team with the most county championships – will face a left-hander in title game. For the second straight season the Blue Devils will attempt to beat a hurler seeking to go 4-0 in UCT competition. Two years ago it took four innings, but Westfield was […]

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