Top-seeded Johnson, second-seeded GL reach UCT softball championship game; To clash for title May 14 at Kean

Crusaders last won in 1981, while Highlanders are defending champs

Top-seeded Johnson and second-seeded Governor Livingston reached the softball Union County Tournament championship game after convincing semifinal victories posted at Linden on April 30. Johnson, seeking its third title and first since 1981, ousted fifth-seeded Westfield 12-1. The Crusaders previously eliminated 17th-seeded Rahway 17-3 and eighth-seeded Brearley 6-4. Johnson was also the top seed last […]

UCT baseball, softball down to semifinal rounds; Baseball is May 7 at Elizabeth; softball April 30 at Linden

The baseball and softball Union County Tournaments have reached the semifinal stage, with softball set to compete first. On Saturday, April 30 at Linden’s Memorial Fields (Flanagan Field complex) the semifinal games will be played at the same time – 3 p.m. – on the two fields. On the top side of the bracket it […]

Johnson is top seed for UCT softball for 2nd straight season; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

Defending champ GL is 2nd seed, Elizabeth 3rd, Benedictine 4th and Westfield 5th

All that’s left for Johnson is for the Crusaders to finally win the Union County Tournament again. The Crusaders were the top seed last year, but were upset by fifth-seeded Cranford in the semifinals. Second-seeded GL went on to defeat Cranford 4-3 in the championship game at Linden. The Highlanders captured their sixth title and […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Baseball Union County Tournament to be seeded April 18: Defending champion Cranford, GL in line to get high seeds

Union has shot at sneaking into top 4

The gold standard in Union County baseball used to be Union, Elizabeth, Linden and Westfield. However, for the past 15-20 years, the guard has changed to Cranford, Westfield, Gov. Livingston and Scotch Plains. Cranford and Westfield have combined to win the last six Union County Tournaments, Cranford four and Westfield two. The 63rd annual Union […]

Union, GL baseball opener suspended at 3-3; Game halted right before bottom of 6th by lightning

Should be resumed where left off at later date

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – You wait all winter long for the season to begin. Then you count the days before pre-season baseball practice and – sometimes – frigid scrimmages come to an end. Just to get to Opening Day. Then you get an initial forecast of rain. Then the sun comes out and the temperature rises […]

Union County baseball state champions and runners up on the field since 1971

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL STATE CHAMPS AND RUNNERS UP ON THE FIELD SINCE 1971: 1971: GROUP 4 – Cranford over Ewing 1972: GROUP 4 – Union over Ewing GROUP 3 – Jackson over Summit GROUP 1 – Roselle Park over Pitman 1974: GROUP 4 – Union over Sayreville 1975: GROUP 2 – Audubon over New Providence […]

GL baseball has many fresh faces ready to continue program’s excellence; Highlanders now in Group 3

4 of first 6 scheduled games are at home

One of the most consistent public school baseball programs in the state has fresh faces at many positions after graduating 15 seniors of which six are now playing on the collegiate level. Defending Group 2 state champion Governor Livingston will not use that as an excuse. The Highlanders expect to still be among the best […]

Union standout senior heavyweight Brown captures first Region 3 title; Will compete in 2nd straight NJSIAA Tournament

8 Cranford grapplers advance, including repeat 182 champ Cappello; Undefeated Gazaway of New Providence won at 145

Union standout senior wrestler David Brown experienced what it was like to make it to the NJSIAA Tournament last year and grapple with opponents from the other end of the state that he probably never heard of before. Brown lost both of his state tourney matches last year, but still produced a solid 33-13 record […]

Roselle Park wrestlers win 5th straight D10 title; Cranford captures D11 for 3rd consecutive time

Union, with 3 first-time champions, improves with 2nd place finish in D10

Union head coach Dino DeBellonia had one goal in mind for his wrestling team going into last weekend’s District 10 Tournament at Millburn. That was simply to improve upon last year’s third-place finish, which was a pretty good jump from finishing ninth and second-to-last just two years ago. That meant Union had to jump over […]

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