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 […]

Union County’s top senior, college-bound football players ranked here; Cranford’s Penn State-commit Fries, QB Schetelich among Top 15

Two of the top senior football players in Union County for 2015 are both playing for Cranford. You have lineman Will Fries, who two months ago gave Penn State a verbal commitment. You also have returning quarterback Jack Schetelich, who opposing defenses found it rather difficult to contain him in 2014 as he guided the […]

Grammar school students excel at RC’s Write On Sports summer camp

“Write on Sports” completed a second straight successful season at Roselle Catholic High School earlier this month. Eight grammar school campers, residents of Roselle, Linden, Elizabeth, Hillside and North Plainfield, completed the two-week camp session, directed by Roselle Catholic graduates Joe Skrec (’84) and Erin Sisk “’06), from July 6-10 and July 13-17. Write on […]

2015 Union County football schedules

UNION FARMERS Sept. 11 Phillipsburg, 7 p.m. Sept. 18 Franklin, 7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Bridgewater-Raritan, 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Elizabeth, 7 p.m. Oct. 9 Hunterdon Central, 7 p.m. Oct. 16 Hillsborough, 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Watchung Hills, 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Ridge, 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Linden, 7 p.m.   […]

Union County football scrimmage schedules here

UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL SCRIMMAGES:   UNION: Game scrimmage Sept. 3 North Bergen, 6 p.m.   ROSELLE PARK: Aug. 25 Quad, 10 a.m. Aug. 28 Keyport, 11 a.m.   BREARLEY: Aug. 21 North Plainfield, 10 a.m. Aug. 28 South River, 10 a.m.   SUMMIT: Aug. 25 Bloomfield, Caldwell, Shore Regional, 10:30 a.m. Aug. 28 Columbia, 10:30 […]

Union County All-Stars defeated in Snapple Bowl at Kean; Linden’s Phipps, Roselle Park’s Gonzalez rush for TDs

UNION – There’s always a price to pay when attempting to win one of these all-star games. To say that the Middlesex County squad had the right fee Thursday night would be a most appropriate statement. That fee was paid in the form of diminituve running back Chase Fee of Spotswood. One of the shortest […]

Union County All-Stars, led by Linden’s Kyle Phipps, out to win first Snapple Bowl since 2011

The last time Kyle Phipps played in a football game he helped lead Linden to its first state championship in 29 years. The next time, which will be Thursday night, he hopes to help lead the team he is playing for to its first triumph over the opposing side in three years. Victories have been […]

GL baseball, the top seed, advances to UCT semifinals for 2nd straight season; Johnson, Summit, Cranford also move on

Final four teams will vie to reach final in competition scheduled for Elizabeth's Williams Field May 2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Last year Ethan Frohman got the ball for his team’s county semifinal contest and pitched the Highlanders into the final for the first time in three years. This time head coach Chris Roof’s strategy was to pitch Frohman in Wednesday’s quarterfinals and hope that his GL squad would advance – once again […]

UCC baseball, softball standings here as of April 27

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 27:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Cranford (6-1) 2-Governor Livingston (5-2) Scotch Plains (5-2) 4-Elizabeth (3-4) 5-Westfield (2-5) 6-Union (0-7)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Johnson (5-1) 2-Dayton (4-3) 3-New Providence (2-3) 4-Linden (2-4) Union Catholic (2-4)   VALLEY DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Park (4-0) 2-Summit […]

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