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 […]

Linden junior standouts net UCT girls’ tennis titles; Kent Place is team winner for first time since 2004

Zalewski wins at first singles for second time and Podsiebierski at second singles for her first crown

Last week’s 38th annual girls’ tennis Union County Tournament at the Donald Van Blake Courts in Plainfield had Linden back on top again at first singles and a parochial school supplanting perennial winner Westfield as the champion. For the second time in three years – she did not compete in last year’s tournament – Linden’s […]

UCT girls’ soccer kicks off this Saturday; defending co-champion Scotch Plains is top seed once again

Dayton, Union, Johnson and Brearley were to host first 4 matches

The girls’ soccer Union County Tournament was to kick off this Saturday, Sept. 28, with four preliminary round matches. Defending co-champion Scotch Plains was awarded the top seed once again. Four first round games are scheduled to be played Wednesday, Oct. 2, with four more second round games set to take place Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

Linden big man Moore gives Cincinnati verbal commitment; 6-9 senior forward not sure when he will sign

Relieved Moore: I went with my heart, my gut feeling

Although he’s not quite sure when he will sign on the dotted line once the signing period begins in November, Linden senior basketball standout Quadri Moore – one of the top big men in New Jersey – was still relieved to have given Cincinnati a verbal commitment last week. “There was a lot of pressure […]

Linden football sparked by Burns blocked punt and touchdown; Tigers trim Plainfield 34-0

QB Johnson rushes and passes for scores, Dolbrice reaches end zone twice in 3rd quarter

LINDEN – Although Linden sported a two-touchdown lead heading into the second half against visiting Plainfield, the Tigers were coming off two quarters of not-so-crisp football.They still needed a spark to get them going. Just four plays into the third quarter Linden produced such a momentum swing. Back to punt from inside his own end […]

Roselle Park football blanks Pingry for program’s first shutout in 7 years; Lopez, Hilburn efforts spark defense

Matthews scores twice, Fulinello first and Andre tosses 2 TD passes

ROSELLE PARK – Although it was not a stellar effort put forth by the Panthers – second-year head coach Terry Hanratty gave his team a C for its performance, which included five offensive holding penalties – the Roselle Park football team did manage to accomplish something it hadn’t last year. That was post a shutout […]

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