Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

Union County football teams prepare for Week 5 matchups

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Congratulations to the Union, Roselle Park and Summit football teams for winning their first games. Governor Livingston High School won a third straight contest to go more than .500 at 3-2, while Linden High School evened its record at 2-2 with its second shutout win at home. Elizabeth High School stunned […]

Xavier McClain dies from a head injury at 16

Xavier McClain dies from a head injury at 16

LINDEN, NJ — Players warmed up and were directed by assistant coaches under the afternoon sun that engulfed Tiger Stadium at Cooper Field on Saturday, Sept. 24. One hour before kickoff, the Linden Tigers went through their usual pregame rituals, with head coach Al Chiola standing among them as he began to observe their opponent, […]

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

Union County football teams position themselves for Week 3

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County football for Week 3 will be spread out over three days, with two games scheduled to be played on Thursday, Sept. 15; 10 more on Friday, Sept. 16; and one on Saturday, Sept. 17. There are four common games: Roselle Park High School at David Brearley High School on […]

Week 1 football in Union County gets a quick preview

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Three Union County football teams opened their seasons last weekend, a weekend labeled only as New Jersey could label — Week Zero — while the other 14 will commence their 2022 seasons this weekend, known as Week 1. New Providence High School and Scotch Plains–Fanwood High School opened at home triumphantly, […]

Union County teams are eager for upcoming football season to begin

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The first day of official high school football practice in New Jersey, with shoulder pads, is now less than two weeks away: Wednesday, Aug. 10. That means teams can scrimmage one week later, with most of the 17 Union County football-playing schools slated to compete in their first scrimmages on Wednesday, […]

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — If the weather cooperated and the quarterfinals were played at the fields of the higher seeds on Wednesday, May 18, then the 68th annual baseball Union County Tournament is set to move on to Kean University in Union. The semifinals are scheduled to be contested at Kean on Saturday, May 21, […]

Cranford Cougars baseball team takes top seed for UCT

CRANFORD, NJ — It’s now been five years since Cranford High School advanced to the baseball Union County Tournament championship game. It’s been seven years since the Cougars have captured the crown. Last year’s squad, the top seed and quite capable, was stymied by Westfield High School senior right-hander Chris Ho, 2-1, in the first […]

Cranford softball continues to shine as division takes shape

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With only one loss against a county opponent, defending champion Cranford High School was considered the favorite to garner the top seed for the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament. The UCT was to be seeded earlier this week, with first-round games scheduled for Thursday, May 5. The quarterfinals are set […]

Linden’s boys basketball loses sectional final against Elizabeth in a last-second heartbreaker

Linden’s boys basketball loses sectional final against Elizabeth in a last-second heartbreaker

LINDEN, NJ – With a 6-7 record at the close of January, Linden High School’s basketball team could have just gone through the motions once February’s competition commenced. Instead, the Tigers put together a five-game winning streak before falling to eventual Union County Conference–Watchung Division champion Roselle Catholic High School, one of the top-ranked teams […]

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