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 […]

UCT basketball continues with quarterfinals at Rahway and Johnson; Girls’ are Feb. 19, boys’ Feb. 20

Top 8 seeds advanced in both tourneys

Union County waits a little longer than most counties to seed their basketball tournaments. However, once seeded, they seem to go pretty quickly. The 41st annual girls’ tournament included 20 of the 24 teams in the Union County Conference. Those opting not to participate were Sky Division teams Roselle, Roselle Park, Brearley and Benedictine Academy. […]

Wrestlers who placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th at UCT right here

The following are the third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishers at the 41st annual wrestling Union County Tournament held Jan. 16 at Union High School. 2016 UCT WRESTLING THIRD 106: Conor Halpin, Cranford 113: Chris Hoerle, Westfield 120: Rhise Royster, Rahway 126: Michael DeJesus, Plainfield 132: Jashmar Phillipe, Scotch Plains 138: Mike Nigro, Cranford 145: […]

GL girls’ basketball opens with home victory over Johnson, sparked by Bostwick game-high 14-point performance

Soranno nets 13 and Gerrato nine and 11 boards for Highlanders; A. Palella scores 13 and Visconti 11 for Crusaders

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – While host Governor Livingston was able to establish a double-digit lead early on without being able to consistently pass the ball inside to junior center Lindsay Gerrato, a second straight opening day win over division rival Johnson did not come that easily. The visiting Crusaders regrouped quickly after falling behind by as many […]

One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

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