Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball, sparked by returning starters Hanner, Encarnacion, Haywood and key reserve Worthey, look to challenge for Union County supremacy once again

There’s no doubt Roselle Catholic will once again be among the teams to beat in Union County girls’ basketball this season. As the season progresses, however, will the defending Union County Tournament champions be the team to beat? That’s one goal the Lions, who finished 22-5 last year, are working on. Roselle Catholic split with […]

One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball alignments here for 2018-2019 season

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON: WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): Linden Patrick School Roselle Catholic St. Mary’s, Elizabeth MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): Elizabeth Plainfield Union Union Catholic VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): Rahway Scotch Plains Summit Westfield SKY DIVISION (5 schools): Cranford Gov. Livingston Johnson New Providence Roselle RIVER DIVISION (5 schools): […]

List of Union County football state champions from the playoff era here

UNION COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE PLAYOFF ERA: 2018: Summit – North 2, Group 3 – JR covered at Summit Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Hillside 2017: Westfield – North 2, Group 5 Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Rutgers 2016: Westfield – North 2, Group […]

Hillside football has 1 more hurdle to climb to complete perfect season; Comets vs. Haddonfield in first-ever South, Group 2 Bowl Game

Undefeated repeat state champions will clash Dec. 1 at MetLife Stadium

EAST RUTHERFORD – Twelve months ago Hillside, which went from the seasons of 2009-2016 without finishing above .500, defeated an unknown team (Point Pleasant Boro) that was 11-0 at a neutral site (Rutgers) in its final game of the 2017 season. Now the Comets are preparing to do the same to another unknown team (Haddonfield) […]

Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover FB results for 2018 here; UC came out on top

Here are the scores of this year’s Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover football games. Union County came out on top. UNION COUNTY VS. MIDDLESEX COUNTY CROSSOVER FOOTBALL FOR 2018 REGULAR SEASON: Aug. 30: New Providence 27, Middlesex 19 – at Middlesex Aug. 31: Bishop Ahr 22, Roselle 20 – at Bishop Ahr Sept. 7: […]

Hillside football repeats as Central Jersey, Group 2 state champions; 11-0 Comets will face Haddonfield in South, Group 2 final the weekend of Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Senior Willis scores on offense in first half and on defense in second

HILLSIDE – The host Comets had to make the fourth quarter their own if they wanted to reach one of their goals. Give Manasquan head coach Jay Price and his staff a ton of credit. The Warriors limited Hillside’s offense to just four plays in the third quarter. Manasquan trailed the Comets by just four […]

Rahway, Summit, Hillside football seek to capture state championships for the first time before Thanksgiving

The explosive running backs include Rahway’s Dashon Moore, Summit’s Max Jackson and Hillside’s James Louis. The absolute studs on defense consist of Rahway’s Shimei Page, Summit’s Jack Kelly and Hillside’s Brian Ugwu. The efficient, calm-cool-and-collected, offensive-leading, signal-callers are Rahway lefty-throwing senior Jakir Robinson, Summit senior Skyler Schluter and Hillside junior Gavin Melendez. These are the […]

Hillside football to host only second state championship game on its field and first in 35 years; Nov. 17 battle pitting Manasquan at Hillside will be clash of last 2 CJ, G2 state champions

HILLSIDE – Yankee Stadium is referred to, for example, as The Stadium, the home of the Bronx Bombers, and most appropriately – The House that Ruth built. There’s another field that has multiple names. That’s where the Hillside Comets football team calls home. Now with field turf for the first time, we can start with […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]