UCT basketball continues with quarterfinals at Rahway and Johnson; Girls’ are Feb. 19, boys’ Feb. 20

Top 8 seeds advanced in both tourneys

Union County waits a little longer than most counties to seed their basketball tournaments. However, once seeded, they seem to go pretty quickly. The 41st annual girls’ tournament included 20 of the 24 teams in the Union County Conference. Those opting not to participate were Sky Division teams Roselle, Roselle Park, Brearley and Benedictine Academy. […]

One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

11 Union County football teams in this weekend’s opening playoffs; Undefeated Cranford, Brearley squads seek to extend winning streaks

Eleven got in. How many will get out? Union County is well represented in playoff football that commences this weekend. Eleven of the 17 football playing schools in Union County qualified. Last week I wrote that nine would get in. Rahway and Roselle also snuck in as eighth seeds in their sections – the Indians […]

Johnson football notches another 3-game winning streak; Crusaders prepping for battle with Belvidere

Seek second straight CJ, G2 playoff berth

For the second year in a row a three-game winning streak has evened Johnson’s record following another tough 0-3 start. The Crusaders of Clark just notched their first road win and have scored the same amount of points – 110 – as they have surrendered. Johnson’s next goal is to prove that it is better […]

Cranford FB improves to 6-0 with decisive 51-17 home win over Hillside; Senior QB Schetelich rushes for 3 TDs

Graham, Mays score for Hillside; Jaramillo kicks 25-yard FG

CRANFORD – What was Cranford’s objective against a Hillside team that came in off a victory in which it scored 49 points on the road? For the host Cougars it was to take care of business and keep on showing signs of improvement. Hillside, on the other hand, knew it was going up against quite […]

Union football makes statement with convincing home win over Hunterdon Central; Cranford, Brearley remain undefeated, both improving to 5-0

Dayton scores 50, Hillside 49 in league victories

Union had it with close losses. So when Friday night’s home game against Hunterdon Central became a one-possession contest for the second time, the Farmers were ready to make a statement. No more fooling around. Union returned two first-half kickoffs – including the opening one – for touchdowns, took a two-touchdown lead at intermission after […]

Brearley football produces 4 time-consuming drives en route to commanding league win over Dayton; Bears score touchdowns in every quarter

Senior QB Montesdeoca throws TD pass in first half, runs for 2 scores in second

KENILWORTH – Brearley put together a couple of time-consuming drives that resulted in touchdowns in the first half, but at least Dayton had the ball a few times and some opportunities. The underdog Bulldogs hung tough for the first 24 minutes, trailing only by a touchdown at intermission. However, in the second half not only did […]

Roselle Park football has longest winning streak of any team in Union County – now at 4

Panthers lone team off this weekend; Will return Sept. 25 at Bound Brook

Three Union County teams opened with shutout victories last weekend, two on Friday night and one on Saturday afternoon. On Friday night in Mid-State 38 Conference-Valley Division play, Roselle Park opened at home with a 38-0 win over Pingry, while New Providence won at South Hunterdon 34-0. For the Panthers it was their fourth straight win […]

Former longtime Hillside assistant football coach Zappulla to be remembered during Sept. 26 home-opener vs. Rahway

Imagine doing something you love and cherish for more than 50 years? Wow! That was John Zappulla. He coached football and taught physical education at Hillside for half a century and loved every minute of it. Zappulla, who was on Hillside’s football staff as an assistant for 52 seasons – beginning with the 1963 campaign […]

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