Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Congratulations to the Union, Roselle Park and Summit football teams for winning their first games. Governor Livingston High School won a third straight contest to go more than .500 at 3-2, while Linden High School evened its record at 2-2 with its second shutout win at home. Elizabeth High School stunned […]

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County football for Week 3 will be spread out over three days, with two games scheduled to be played on Thursday, Sept. 15; 10 more on Friday, Sept. 16; and one on Saturday, Sept. 17. There are four common games: Roselle Park High School at David Brearley High School on […]

Rahway, Hillside and Jonathan Dayton move up in group size this year

Rahway, Hillside and Jonathan Dayton move up in group size this year

UNION COUNTY, NJ — When the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association finally released the football classifications in early August, Union County schools Rahway, Hillside and Jonathan Dayton didn’t think anything of it. All three expected to be in the same group size they were in last year and in the recent past, which meant […]

Hillside Comets seek to wreak havoc behind RBs named ‘Thunder and Thunder’

Hillside Comets seek to wreak havoc behind RBs named ‘Thunder and Thunder’

HILLSIDE, NJ — The Comets have not one, but two senior running backs who both rushed for over 1,000 yards last year. Muwaffaq Parkman, 6-foot-0, 175 pounds, gained 1,187 yards. He has given a verbal commitment to continue his football career at Syracuse University. Kyon Simonson, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, gained 1,162 yards. He is headed […]

Week 1 football in Union County gets a quick preview

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three Union County football teams opened their seasons last weekend, a weekend labeled only as New Jersey could label — Week Zero — while the other 14 will commence their 2022 seasons this weekend, known as Week 1. New Providence High School and Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School opened at home triumphantly, […]

Union County teams are eager for upcoming football season to begin

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first day of official high school football practice in New Jersey, with shoulder pads, is now less than two weeks away: Wednesday, Aug. 10. That means teams can scrimmage one week later, with most of the 17 Union County football-playing schools slated to compete in their first scrimmages on Wednesday, […]

Cranford Cougars baseball team takes top seed for UCT

CRANFORD, NJ — It’s now been five years since Cranford High School advanced to the baseball Union County Tournament championship game. It’s been seven years since the Cougars have captured the crown. Last year’s squad, the top seed and quite capable, was stymied by Westfield High School senior right-hander Chris Ho, 2-1, in the first […]

Hillside shuts out Overbrook 34-0 in first-round game

Hillside shuts out Overbrook 34-0 in first-round game

HILLSIDE, NJ — After thumping Overbrook at home, Hillside is now one win away from playing for a state championship once again. The Comets, which won state titles in 2017, 2018 and 2019, scored once in the first quarter and twice more in the second and third to easily dispatch fifth-seeded Overbrook 34-0 in the […]

Union and Cranford football teams expected to earn top seeds in sections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union and Cranford, the two best football teams in Union County, as expected garnered top seeds in their sections. Rahway, at the last minute, snuck in, while Scotch Plains–Fanwood fell out. In all, 10 of Union County’s 17 football-playing schools qualified for the state playoffs, which commence around the state on […]

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