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 […]

Hillside outlasts resurging Delaware Valley to win 21-19

HILLSIDE, NJ — All-purpose athlete Darson Jeanty made three individual plays that were critical to the host Comets eventually coming out on top on Saturday, Oct. 16. Standout defensive lineman Zamir Hawk was in on three consecutive stops to halt visiting Delaware Valley on a second-quarter goal-line stand that kept his team ahead right before […]

Hillside rolls to a decisive victory against Voorhees, winning 40-7

Hillside rolls to a decisive victory against Voorhees, winning 40-7

HILLSIDE, NJ — Muwaffaq Parkman didn’t wake up on Saturday, Sept. 25, thinking he was going to reach the end zone once, twice, three times or even four. What high school football player thinks that way? Some things just have a way of working out. “I’m fortunate to have an offensive line that works really […]

Despite early lead, Hillside falls to Bernards, 14-7

Despite early lead, Hillside falls to Bernards, 14-7

PISCATAWAY, NJ — An unusual first half on Sunday, Sept. 5, at Rutgers Stadium saw Hillside with only 10 plays on its resume to 36 for a Bernards team that drove down the field but could not reach the end zone. Strangely up by a touchdown at the half — Hillside had the ball only […]

Hillside Comets: ‘meat and potatoes’ of squad is offensive line

HILLSIDE, NJ — You want to try to get to quarterback Caleb Salters? Good luck. In front of you will be an offensive line that averages 283 pounds. There’s only one returning starter, but that doesn’t mean anything. They’re coming after you. “The meat and potatoes of our team is the offensive line,” head coach […]

Area football players named to Super 100 team

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Football Coaches Association announced its selections for the Super 100 All State Football Team, honoring the state’s top seniors for the 2020 season. The players were nominated by their coaches and voted on during a sectional selection meeting, which was open to all coaches in the area. Among […]

Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

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