Guarino was the glue that held Farmers football together; He will be missed

Carmen Guarino was the coach that held things together. Guarino was the glue. He was the man in the middle for Union Farmers football. Nearly 30 years ago now Jeff Longueil was the defensive coordinator. Gary Zakovic was the offensive coordinator. Other assistant coaches included John Quinn, soon-to-be head baseball coach Chet Czaplinski, veteran mentor […]

Final Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here for 2019 season

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR THE 2019 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Cranford (8-1) – outright champions 2-Gov. Livingston (6-3) 3-Union (5-4) 4-Scotch Plains (4-5) Westfield (4-5) 6-Elizabeth (0-9) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Johnson (5-1) – outright champions 2-Summit (3-3) 3-Union Catholic (2-3-1) 4-New Providence (1-4-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (10-0) […]

Union County Conference baseball division winners here from 2019-2010; Softball from 2019-2012

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 2019-2010 2019 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Cranford Mountain: Johnson Valley: Oratory Prep Sky: Plainfield 2018 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Gov. Livingston Mountain: New Providence Valley: Roselle Park, Rahway Sky: Plainfield 2017 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Gov. Livingston Mountain: Summit Valley: Roselle Park Sky: Plainfield 2016 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Westfield Mountain: Johnson Valley: Summit […]

New Providence baseball bests Brearley in May 31 North 2, Group 1 final; Pioneers will next face Emerson Boro in June 3 Group 1 semifinal at Northern Valley Regional at Demarest

Bears conclude fine season at 14-9

NEW PROVIDENCE – Visiting Brearley’s initial game-plan was simple, if the pitch looked good jump on Ryan Sherman as early as possible. That strategy worked in favor of the Bears as they were able to produce a run on two hits to take the game’s first lead before host New Providence came to bat. The […]

Defending champion Westfield reaches North 2, Group 4 title contest again after winning at arch rival Scotch Plains; Blue Devils will play at Ridge May 31 for crown

GL hosts Point Pleasant Boro in CJ, G2 semis May 30 and Brearley is at defending champion New Providence in North 2, Group 1 final May 31

Moments before Westfield’s first-round Union County Tournament game at Summit back on April 29, the Blue Devils stood at 3-5. They were actually on a two-game winning streak and had senior right hander Michael Carlone – one of their top pitchers – ready to go against the host Hilltoppers. This is what Westfield head coach […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, May 27; Baseball champions: Watchung-Cranford, Mountain-Johnson, Valley-Oratory Prep, Sky-Plainfield; Softball champs: Watchung-Westfield, Valley-Benedictine, Sky-Plainfield

Mountain Division softball to be decided May 28; Either Union will win outright or Union and Union Catholic will share crown

The Union County Conference baseball champions for 2019 – all outright – are: WATCHUNG DIVISION: Cranford MOUNTAIN DIVISION: Johnson VALLEY DIVISION: Oratory Prep SKY DIVISION: Plainfield The UCC softball champions so far – all outright – are: WATCHUNG DIVISION: Westfield VALLEY DIVISION: Benedictine SKY DIVISION: Plainfield The Mountain Division will be decided Tuesday, May 28 […]

Union County baseball, softball states schedule for Tuesday, May 28 here; At least one baseball team will reach a sectional final

Union County baseball is guaranteed of having at least two teams play for a sectional championship. That’s because Scotch Plains is hosting Westfield in North 2, Group 4 action and in North 2, Group 1 play it will be Dayton hosting New Providence. Three of the four teams remaining in North 2, Group 1 are […]

Union County baseball and softball teams still alive in states; Schedule for May 24, 25 and 28

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL REMAINING IN STATES (Westfield, Scotch Plains, Elizabeth, Gov. Livingston, Johnson, Dayton, Brearley, New Providence, Oratory Prep) FRIDAY, MAY 24 NORTH 2, GROUP 4 QUARTERFINALS: 8-Westfield at 1-Bayonne, 3 p.m. 5-J.P. Stevens at Scotch Plains, 4 p.m. 10-Elizabeth at 2-Ridge, 4 p.m. CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2 QUARTERFINALS: 9-South Plainfield at 1-Gov. Livingston, 4 […]

Dayton baseball scores in first and then holds on to top visiting Whippany Park 1-0 in North 2, Group 1 first round action; Pitchers Pulice, Gelo and Cacioppo combine to toss 6-hit shutout

Bulldogs will next host Shabazz Bulldogs in Thursday's quarterfinal round

SPRINGFIELD – Forget about seeds. Whippany Park baseball came to play and nearly pulled off a big upset, which would have been just its third victory. However, Dayton pitchers Vinny Pulice, Zach Gelo and Michael Cacioppo combined on a six-hit shutout to halt the visiting Wildcats 1-0 in Monday’s North 2, Group 1 first round […]

Union County baseball, softball teams in states here; Baseball begins May 20, softball continues same day

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL TEAMS IN STATES:   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: 9-Union at 8-Westfield 13-Columbia at 4-Scotch Plains 10-Elizabeth at 7-Newark East Side   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: 14-Iselin Kennedy at 3-Cranford 10-Summit at 7-Ferris   NORTH 2, GROUP 1: 9-North Arlington at 8-Roselle Park 13-Lincoln at 4-Brearley 14-Belvidere at 4-New Providence 15-Whippany Park at […]