Cranford’s Murray leads Cougar wrestlers to second-place UCT finish; Roselle Park repeats as champions

Brearley has most champs with 4

UNION – Gavin Murray came oh so close last year. The talented Cranford grappler met Governor Livingston’s Ryan Hoy in the county championship bout at 132 and was edged by the defending champion 9-8. That was the last of the 14 finals matchups. Murray, a junior, and Hoy, a senior, were destined to meet again […]

Huber coaching Cranford for first time in contest played at Kean; Second annual Investors Games this Sunday

Cougars face Westfield in UCC-Mountain Division play

UNION – Ryan Huber, who played his high school ball at Dayton and is now in his eighth season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Cranford, is looking forward to coaching his first game at Kean University. Cranford will play Westfield Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of five contests of the second annual Investors Games at Kean. “It’s great for the kids and […]

GL girls’ basketball wins at Cranford in season-opener for both; Sorrano leads all scorers with 11 points

Berliner, Pires add 9 points each for Highlanders

CRANFORD – There are times you can argue that the game’s most important basket was made before the fourth quarter. A case could be made for that concerning arch rivals Governor Livingston and Cranford. In Friday night’s girls’ basketball season-opener at CranfordHigh School’s Martin Gymnasium, it was a long-range basket by the person who ended […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis improves records to 11-7 and 7-5, five of top seven players return next year; All-UCC division teams honor county’s best

Linden, sparked by county champions Zalewski and Podsiebierski, capture Valley Division title

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team improved its overall and league records this season and next year will return five of its top seven players. The Panthers, guided by head coach Nancy Sturcke since 1977, finished 11-7 overall and 7-5 and in third place in the Mountain Division of the Union County Conference. Last year’s […]

Summit football tops Cranford 35-14 to reach its second straight N2, G3 championship game; Dougherty scores 3 TDs, Terry 2

Cranford finishes successful season at 7-4; 11-0 Hilltoppers will face Parsippany Hills in championship game

SUMMIT – With an offense averaging nearly 40 points, Summit quite often provides the knockout punch by getting in the end zone four to five times before intermission. Teams have a difficult time containing a no-huddle offense that spreads the ball either running or passing it. On Saturday in the North 2, Group 3 semifinal […]

Union, Linden, Summit, Cranford, Rahway, Roselle Park, New Providence football seek to advance to championship games; Sectional semifinals are this weekend

Tigers, Indians, Cougars will play on road vs. undefeated teams they recently lost to

Union has had enough of losing to Piscataway in the playoffs. For that matter, so has everyone else who has played the Chiefs in that setting since 2002. Cranford has had enough of losing to Summit – period – the last five seasons in Mid-State Conference play whether it was a close game or a […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Cranford girls’ soccer edged 1-0 by Scotch Plains in UCT championship match; Cougar goalie Pringle made some fine saves

First loss of the season comes after 15-0 start

UNION – Teams that go on to win championships know how to take advantage of opportunities presented to them, even if they might be few and far between. Add a tremendous defensive effort to the mix and odds are that they’ll be hoisting the first place trophy moments after the final whistle. That was the […]

Cranford football turns back Scotch Plains sparked by fine DeLayo catch; Christiano scores 4 TDs

Cougars win 3rd straight to improve to 4-2, strengthen playoff chances

SCOTCH PLAINS – There are moments that define a season. For the Cranford football team, a third consecutive playoff campaign for the first time in program history might have been clinched by a player not known for being a part of such moments. On fourth-and-seven from the Scotch Plains 30 with less than five minutes […]

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