5 Union County football teams seek to reach state championship games: Union, Cranford, Rahway, Summit and Hillside

These are the final steps that need to be taken on the road to playing for a state championship. Five Union County football teams are 48 minutes away from playing for one. Three are home in sectional semifinal playoff action this weekend: Rahway, Summit and Hillside; and two are on the road: Cranford at the […]

Union comes back to top Elizabeth 28-17 in N2, G5 clash; Farmers advance to semifinals for 3rd time in last 4 years

Senior RB Lucien rushes for 178 yards on 15 carries, including TD runs of 43, 65 and 5

UNION – While the fans of Union Farmers football might not have had the same faith at intermission, the players themselves knew exactly what was at stake. “We better get our act together in the second half or our season will conclude much sooner than expected,” was one outburst. It was raining. It was pouring. […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]

Union County College women’s soccer team heading to Nationals for first time; Owls capture initial Region 19 championship

CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team will compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament from November 8-11, in Rockford, IL. This past weekend, the Lady Owls were named the Region XIX Champions when they defeated Rowan College of Gloucester County by a score of […]

Hillside (7-0) to christen new field turf field today (Friday, Oct. 26) vs. Cranford (5-2); Both playoff-bound teams want to keep on winning – and stay healthy

Let’s get right to it. Cranford (5-2) is at Hillside (7-0) today (Friday, Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. – an historic first game on the brand new field turf at John Zappulla Field. Cranford is coming off decisive wins at home against 5-0 Summit 25-12 and at 4-2 Immaculata 35-7. Summit is 6-1 and has […]

For the 5th year in a row the UCT girls’ volleyball final will be Westfield vs. Union Catholic; Both triumph in Oct. 24 semifinals at Johnson High

CLARK – The very last hope to prevent the same two girls’ volleyball teams from reaching another county championship match rested on the shoulders of the small parochial school from Summit known as Kent Place. The Dragons almost pulled it off. In dramatic fashion fourth-seeded Kent Place produced a wild comeback to steal Game 1. […]

UCT soccer championship games Oct. 26 at Kean: Girls’ – 3-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Cranford, 6 p.m.; Boys’ – 4-Union vs. 3-Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cranford girls last team to beat Scotch Plains in a final; Westfield boys' 11-0-1 vs. Union from 2012-2017

Both Union County Tournament soccer championship game matchups offer certain elements of intrigue. They are now scheduled for Friday night at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union – hopefully before the rain, heavy winds and lower temperatures prevail. It will be third-seeded and eight-time defending (twice shared) champion Scotch Plains vs. top-seeded Cranford in the […]

Elizabeth football bounces back to top Westfield for first time since 2012; Minutemen gain share of Watchung Division title with Union and Linden

First Elizabeth shutout win against Westfield since 2001; Senior RB Wactor scores game's only points on 2 TD runs

WESTFIELD – Heading into Saturday’s key Mid-State Conference-Watchung Division clash at Westfield the Elizabeth Minutemen wanted to prove that losing to a winless Franklin team the week before was the exception. They wanted to play Westfield more like the only team that has been able to defeat fellow Watchung Division rival Union (7-1) so far. […]

Union County Tournament champions here; Cross country is Oct. 24, girls’ volleyball Oct. 26 and girls’ and boys’ soccer finals TBA

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT 2018 CHAMPIONS: GIRLS’ TENNIS: Westfield and Kent Place – Kent Place repeats. GYMNASTICS: Cranford wins for 3rd straight year. FIELD HOCKEY: Oak Knoll wins for 9th straight year. CROSS COUNTRY: Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Warinanco Park Westfield is the defending champion for boys’ and girls’. GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL: Friday, Oct. 26 at Kean […]

Big UCT day at Johnson Oct. 20; Field hockey final first, followed by girls’ soccer and then boys’ soccer semifinals

This Saturday, Oct. 20 will be a busy day concerning Union County Tournaments at Johnson High School’s Nolan Field in Clark. First at noon will be the field hockey final pitting Summit schools Kent Place, the third seed, vs. top-seeded Oak Knoll. Oak Knoll has won the most titles, including the last eight. Oak Knoll […]

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