Brearley boys’ soccer bests Schalick 1-0 to capture program’s 3rd state championship; Justin Estremera scores lone goal in first half to lift Bears to second Group 1 title in three years

Goalkeeper Martinez posts fifth state tournament shutout in six games, comes up with several big saves

When it comes to Group 1, Brearley boys’ soccer is the best once again! For the second time in three years and for the third time in program history, Brearley captured the Group 1 state championship. This time the Bears bested a 21-1-1 Shalick team 1-0 in the Nov. 22 title game played at Kean University’s […]

Cranford, Brearley football move to 11-0, reach state championship games

Cougars, Bears win decisively at home in their semifinal rounds

CRANFORD and KENILWORTH – Cranford came oh so close last year. Brearley was frustrated as well, out in the first round. Both Union County teams – sparked by stellar returning senior quarterbacks – came back strong this season, perhaps stronger than ever. That, we shall see, in two weeks. For now, Cranford and Brearley made […]

Brearley boys’ soccer seeks program’s 3rd Group 1 state championship; Bears will face Schalick in Nov. 22 title match at Kean

The Brearley boys’ soccer team is 80 minutes away from capturing the program’s third Group 1 state championship and second in three years. North 2 champion Brearley (12-7-2) came through again for the second time in three years in Group 1 semifinal play, this time blanking North 1 champ Waldwick 1-0 in overtime Tuesday at […]

Brearley boys’ soccer captures 2nd North 2, Group 1 championship in 3 years; Bears win at North Arlington 3-0 in title match

Will next face North 1 champ Waldwick in Group 1 semifinal at Millburn; Final is Nov. 22 at Kean

The Brearley boys’ soccer team, as it usually is based on the challenging schedule it has, was well equipped to attack North 2, Group 1 as the fifth seed. Playing perhaps its best soccer of the season, Brearley outscored four sectional foes by an impressive 14-1 margin to capture the North 2, Group 1 title […]

Brearley football sparked by Montesdeoca, Primavera in gaining first playoff win since 2008; Bears best North Arlington 35-6 in N2, G1 quarterfinal

Will next host Belvidere in semifinals

KENILWORTH – Visiting North Arlington, in the playoffs for the first time since 1996, came ready to play immediately. After receiving the opening kickoff the Vikings drove from their own 37 to the Brearley one-yard line, thanks in part to a 30-yard pass completion to the Bears’ 30 and then two plays later a 25-yard […]

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 […]

Brearley football tops undefeated New Providence to capture conference’s Valley Division championship; Montesdeoca, Collier lead 9-0 Bears

North 2, Group 1 playoffs up next for victors

Making the tackle and not giving up the football via a turnover were going to be the keys for Brearley’s success this season according to head coach Scott Miller. That is what he emphasized two months ago before his 14th season at the helm of the Bears was about to commence. “We need to tackle […]

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 […]

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