Cranford’s Murray leads Cougar wrestlers to second-place UCT finish; Roselle Park repeats as champions

Brearley has most champs with 4

UNION – Gavin Murray came oh so close last year. The talented Cranford grappler met Governor Livingston’s Ryan Hoy in the county championship bout at 132 and was edged by the defending champion 9-8. That was the last of the 14 finals matchups. Murray, a junior, and Hoy, a senior, were destined to meet again […]

Huber coaching Cranford for first time in contest played at Kean; Second annual Investors Games this Sunday

Cougars face Westfield in UCC-Mountain Division play

UNION – Ryan Huber, who played his high school ball at Dayton and is now in his eighth season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Cranford, is looking forward to coaching his first game at Kean University. Cranford will play Westfield Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of five contests of the second annual Investors Games at Kean. “It’s great for the kids and […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis improves records to 11-7 and 7-5, five of top seven players return next year; All-UCC division teams honor county’s best

Linden, sparked by county champions Zalewski and Podsiebierski, capture Valley Division title

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team improved its overall and league records this season and next year will return five of its top seven players. The Panthers, guided by head coach Nancy Sturcke since 1977, finished 11-7 overall and 7-5 and in third place in the Mountain Division of the Union County Conference. Last year’s […]

Union, Linden, Summit, Cranford, Rahway, Roselle Park, New Providence football seek to advance to championship games; Sectional semifinals are this weekend

Tigers, Indians, Cougars will play on road vs. undefeated teams they recently lost to

Union has had enough of losing to Piscataway in the playoffs. For that matter, so has everyone else who has played the Chiefs in that setting since 2002. Cranford has had enough of losing to Summit – period – the last five seasons in Mid-State Conference play whether it was a close game or a […]

Linden’s Moore signs with Cincinnati; Before going Division 1 the basketball standout seeks to lift Tigers to a championship season

Now that he has signed his national letter-of-intent to attend Cincinnati on a full basketball scholarship, Quadri Moore has only one thing in mind. That’s winning. That’s helping Linden win its first county and state championships since 2007. One of the top big men in New Jersey, Moore gave Cincinnati a verbal commitment nearly two […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Receiving quality play from all 3 phases, Elizabeth football turns back Linden; Tigers have 2-game winning streak snapped

Minutemen win 3rd straight after 0-4 start

ELIZABETH – Receiving quality play from all three phases of its game, Elizabeth came out ready to go from the first snap against arch rival Linden. Despite a lesser record, the Minutemen immediately proved to be one step faster than the visiting Tigers, setting the tone right away in the first quarter. Elizabeth scored first […]

Linden girls’ volleyball off to its best start at 11-1; Tigers to host first ‘Dig Pink’ Oct. 25

Proceeds go for breast cancer awareness

The Linden girls’ volleyball team is off to its best start in school history. Battle-tested seniors Samantha Bowbliss, Gissela Roberts and Ashley Robles have guided the team to an 11-1 record. Junior captain Sophia Morin broke the school’s assist record this season and sophomore Jameela Burnham has emerged as the team’s leading hitter. The Tigers will […]

RC cross country standout Cianci does more to show support for important cause

Senior co-captain sports pink socks for meet vs. Oratory, Oak Knoll, Kent Place and Benedictine

Roselle Catholic High School senior Mike Cianci wanted more pink. The day after Cianci was a fan at the volleyball program’s annual “Spike Breast Cancer” event in The Lions’ Den – one of many shirtless spectators painted in pink – he wanted to do more to show more support for the cause. So Cianci, a […]

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