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 […]

State championship QBs Sanborn and Shapiro will be working together for a change; North signal-callers looking forward to Phil Simms All-Star Football Classic

Game will take place Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Kean University's Alumni Stadium in Union

PISCATAWAY – They were the enemy to each other for three seasons. They were the players that wanted to win each game, each year and bask in the glory with their teammates if they came out on top. Westfield’s Hank Shapiro realized the joy of victory first. Union’s Andrew Sanborn finally met that fate this […]

Final 2019-2020 Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) – outright champions 2-Elizabeth (2-2) 3-Linden (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (8-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (4-4) Union (4-4) Plainfield (4-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (9-1) – outright champions 2-Rahway (8-2) […]

Union County Conference Valley Division squads Summit, the champion, and Cranford advance to UCT boys basketball quarterfinals; Set for Feb. 22 at Rahway and at Johnson

Two schools from the Union County Conference’s third division – the Valley Division – can flex their muscles among the top boys basketball teams in Union County on Saturday. That’s because Summit, the outright champion at 9-1, and fifth-place Cranford advanced to Saturday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals that will take place at Johnson High School’s […]

Westfield head coach McKeon nets her 100th victory as Blue Devils advance in UCT; Quarterfinals are next Feb. 21

When Liz McKeon scored a career-high 31 points in her second-to-last game at Westfield in 1999, becoming just the second Blue Devils girls basketball player to reach 1,000 career points was quite the lofty achievement. However, it came in a loss at Morristown. When she scored 14 more points in her final game, again it […]

Union County Tournament boys and girls basketball matchups for Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BOYS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19: TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 12-Scotch Plains at 5-Westfield, winner vs. 4-Linden 9-Union at 8-Plainfield, winner vs. 1-Patrick School BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 19-Johnson at 14-Cranford, winner vs. 3-Elizabeth 10-Rahway at 7-Summit, winner vs. 2-Roselle Catholic Quarterfinals are Saturday, Feb. 22. UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT […]

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