Union County All-Stars hold on for 13-7 football win over Middlesex County; Snap 4-game losing streak

Linebacker Okomaro of Hillside named MVP; Elizabeth's Burch, Linden's Guillaume score Union County TDs

Sometimes in sports you just have to switch things up just for the sake of switching them up. You may need to go against conventional wisdom and put people in positions where they will need to learn, need to grow, in order to be successful. When you put that philosophy into an all-star game setting, […]

Cranford only football school in Union County to change classification; Cougars now situated in Central Jersey, Group 3

Rahway is other Union County squad in section

The winningest Union County program the last five seasons and the only one to reach three state championship games and win two of them in that span is in the early stages of familiarizing itself with a different section. The NJSIAA moved Cranford out of North 2, Group 3 and into Central Jersey, Group 3 […]

Cranford well-represented in July 21 Snapple Bowl; 5 players and the coaching staff seeking to lead Union County All-Stars to first win since 2011

Game taking place at Woodbridge for the first time

When discussing Cranford football the past two seasons many people were aware of the accomplishments of lineman Will Fries and quarterback Jack Schetelich. The 2016 graduates have moved on to the next level, playing in the next state west of us now, with Fries at Penn State and Schetelich at Villanova. However, a lot more […]

Snapple Bowl practice commences July 11; Union County All-Stars seek to snap 4-game slide

The myCentralJersey.com Snapple Bowl XXIII is Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, with the annual All-Star Football Game between Union County and Middlesex County just-graduated gridiron standouts taking place at Woodbridge for the first time. Middlesex County has won the last four games and nine of the last 10 and leads […]

Summit’s Schaffer stands out as Union County All-Star; Junior LH starts on mound and tosses 2 shutout innings

One of his team's bright spots in June 20 Underclassmen Game at Kean

UNION – Summit junior left hander Will Schaffer was someone that head coach Kevin Zaleski counted on this season. His efforts on the mound and at the plate helped the Hilltoppers produce another winning season at 14-11, while Summit also won the Union County Conference’s Valley Division championship for the third time in four years, […]

Union County baseball All-Stars come back, but not enough vs. Essex County; Players from both teams excel in annual Underclassmen Game at Kean

MOPs are Essex County infielder Anthony Giachin of Newark Academy and Union County catcher Dan Baroff of Governor Livingston

UNION – After six and a half innings the Union County All-Stars were down by nine runs. Essex County scored three in the top of the third and then two more in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Union County finally broke through for two runs on errors in the bottom of the seventh to […]

Essex-Union Underclassemen All-Star Baseball Game includes pitchers Doren of GL and Geissel of SP; June 20 event to take place at Kean

Union County seeks first win since 2012

The 7th annual Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Baseball Game is set to be played tonight – Monday, June 20 – at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Class of 1963 Stadium in Union. Two players have been added to the Union County roster, including pitchers Vin Doren of Governor Livingston and Tim Geissel of Scotch Plains. Doren, a […]

Complete list of baseball UCT and GNT champions here

Here’s a look at all of the baseball Union County Tournament champions and the pitchers of record and also the Greater Newark Tournament championship scores:   UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: 2016: Governor Livingston 3, Scotch Pains 2 WP: Vin Doren. LP: Marc Occhipinti. 2015: Cranford 3, Gov. Livingston 1 WP: Pat Knight. LP: Ethan Frohman. 2014: […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Baseball Union County Tournament to be seeded April 18: Defending champion Cranford, GL in line to get high seeds

Union has shot at sneaking into top 4

The gold standard in Union County baseball used to be Union, Elizabeth, Linden and Westfield. However, for the past 15-20 years, the guard has changed to Cranford, Westfield, Gov. Livingston and Scotch Plains. Cranford and Westfield have combined to win the last six Union County Tournaments, Cranford four and Westfield two. The 63rd annual Union […]

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