Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball alignments for 2019-2020

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FOR 2019-2020 BOYS’ BASKETBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Catholic. MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Union, Union Catholic, Westfield. VALLEY DIVISION (6 school): Cranford, Gov. Livingston, New Providence, Oratory Prep, Rahway, Summit. SKY DIVISION (7 schools): Brearley, Dayton, Hillside, Johnson, Koinonia, Roselle, Roselle Park. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION […]

Hillside produces program’s first 12-0 finish after capturing South, Group 2 Regional Championship; Comets come back in 2nd half to top Cedar Creek 25-3

Biggins throws TD pass to Bell, while Louis scores twice and Moore once in Dec. 8 clash at Rutgers

So now that Hillside followed up a third straight state championship with a first regional title, what is the next challenge for the suddenly unstoppable Comets? “We’re now chasing Lou Rettino,” said fourth-year head coach Barris Grant on Monday, referring to the former legendary Union mentor guiding the only program in Union County to four […]

Hillside football attempting to become first Union County team to win a Regional Championship; South Jersey, Group 2 state champion Comets (11-0) clash with Cedar Creek Dec. 8 at Rutgers

Winning a state championship is the ultimate in football. However, losing a game in the same season after capturing one can leave an empty feeling. That’s what the Hillside Comets experienced 12 months ago. They do not intend to have that same feeling come Sunday. Hillside (11-0) will clash with Cedar Creek (10-2) Sunday at […]

Hillside football, 11-0 again after capturing a 3rd straight state championship, eyes first undefeated finish; South Jersey, Group 2 champ Comets next play Dec. 8

Opponent will be either Cedar Creek or Camden in the South, Group 2 Regional Championship Game to be contested at Rutgers

In New Jersey now if you are good and fortunate enough to win a state championship, which means winning three sectional playoff games in three weeks, you then run the risk of failure afterwards. Last year Hillside was among New Jersey’s state championship football teams that concluded their campaigns with a season-ending loss. Hillside’s first […]

Union football (11-0) seeking first title since 1993; Hillside (10-0) out to capture a 3rd straight

State championships on the line Nov. 22 at Union's Cooke Memorial Field and at West Deptford's still grass-playing surface

Two programs clashing for the first time. Two programs with a rich history of winning it all on more than one occasion. Two programs that were eliminated in the semifinal round of their sectional playoffs a year ago, each finishing 8-3. Two programs that have not won in a long time, the road team in […]

Union, Hillside and Westfield football all 1 win away from playing for state championships; In sectional semifinal action Friday night, Nov. 15

Undefeated Farmers (10-0) are home, while unbeaten Comets (9-0) and Blue Devils (6-3) are on the road

Former Irvington player, assistant coach and head coach Darnell Grant left Irvington to take over as head coach at Shabazz in 2010. With Shabazz dropped down to Group 2 at the time and now in a different conference he thought his days of preparing for the Union Farmers were done. He then became the head […]

Hillside football explodes for 5 second half touchdowns en route to 36-2 playoff win over Cinnaminson; Biggins begins blast with 69-yard sprint

Comets are next at defending champion Haddonfield in Nov. 15 South Jersey, Group 2 semifinal

HILLSIDE – Were the host Comets concerned at all when they entered their locker room at halftime with no first half points at all for the initial time this season? Four first half possessions produced just four first downs, while lead running backs James Louis and Jahon Moore were limited to only 18 and 14 […]

Playoffs commence for 8 Union County gridiron schools this weekend, 3 on Nov. 8 and 5 on Nov. 9; Union seeks 10-0 start vs. Paterson Kennedy

8-0 Hillside out for 7th straight sectional playoff triumph vs. Cinnaminson

Eight teams preparing to take what they hope will be the first of three steps. The ladder to a state championship begins this weekend and you better bundle up. Teams begin the pre-season suffocating in brutal August heat. Now in order to reach their ultimate goal teams will see their breath right in front of […]

New Providence football at Brearley for the Mid-State’s Union Division title; Group 1 playoff squads both on a roll

Last two meetings have gone right down to the wire

Last year New Providence found a way in overtime after visiting Brearley kept coming back. On Friday night the two Union County Group 1 powers will clash again and for the second straight season the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Union Division championship will be on the line. Perhaps Union County’s biggest game this weekend pits New […]

UCT soccer championship games this week: 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth boys’ Oct. 24 at Kean; 3-Westfield vs. 1-Cranford girls’ Oct. 25 at Johnson

The soccer Union County Tournament championship games are set to be contested this week. The boys’ final is Thursday night, Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. It will be second-seeded Summit vs. top-seeded Elizabeth. This is the fifth time Summit is in the championship game. The last time was in […]