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, 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 […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ soccer nets first state tourney triumph; Frosh McQueen scores 1 goal, assists on 2 others

Lions best visiting Wildwood Catholic 4-1

Freshman Tyara McQueen collected a goal and two assists to send Roselle Catholic to a 4-1 triumph over Wildwood Catholic in the first round of the NJSIAA’s Non-Public B South Tournament on Tuesday at Chakey Field in Roselle. It is believed to be the first state tournament victory for an RC girls’ soccer team in […]

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 […]

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collision course? Linden, Elizabeth football off to 3-0 starts

Are we on a 7-0 at 8-0 collison course regarding the Linden and Elizabeth football teams? Both are off to 3-0 starts after Friday night wins – Linden won at 2-0 Montgomery 34-20 in Mid-State 38 Conference-Watchung Division play, while Elizabeth blanked visiting Franklin 34-0 in Delaware Division action. Linden, which leads the Watchung  Division […]

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 […]

Phil Simms New Jersey North-South All-Star Football Classic includes 7 players from Union County; They include Summit’s Terry, Westfield’s Scaglione, Linden’s Champagne, Rahway’s Raymond, Elizabeth’s Pretlow, Union’s Iroha and Roselle’s McRae

Game is June 23 at Piscataway High School; North has another chance to take first series lead

PISCATAWAY – Summit senior Charlie Terry spent the fall season impressing a lot of people with his play at quarterback, leading the Hilltoppers to a perfect 12-0 record and the North 2, Group 3 state championship. Now the First Team All-County and Third Team All-State performer will get the opportunity to show what he can […]

UCT baseball semis set after 4 quarterfinal winners all triumph at home; It will be Dayton vs. GL, followed by Westfield vs. Cranford at Kean

Highlanders come back in fifth, Cougars victorious in extra innings again over Vikings

UNION – The last time Dayton and Governor Livingston met in the Union County Tournament was in 2012. Both schools remember the game vividly. Dayton broke through late and, as the seventh seed, upset the second-seeded Highlanders 7-3 in BerkeleyHeights to reach the semifinals for the first time in seven years. Both teams entered the […]

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