Cranford well-represented in July 21 Snapple Bowl; 5 players and the coaching staff seeking to lead Union County All-Stars to first win since 2011

Game taking place at Woodbridge for the first time

When discussing Cranford football the past two seasons many people were aware of the accomplishments of lineman Will Fries and quarterback Jack Schetelich. The 2016 graduates have moved on to the next level, playing in the next state west of us now, with Fries at Penn State and Schetelich at Villanova. However, a lot more […]

Union Post 35 Senior American Legion squad falls in District 2 opener at Union’s Teener League Field; Will have to win July 17 to stay alive in double-elimination event

Saturday's second doubleheader rained out; Sunday's schedule and the schedule for the rest of the tournament will have to be adjusted

UNION – For the host team, which had the honor of playing the first game at the refurbished facility, just about everything that could have gone wrong for it did. Following a first-place regular season finish, Union Post 35 ran into quite a formidable foe. Bordentown Post 26 from the Mercer County town Hamilton, which […]

Pavick, Olivo help lift Union Post 35 Senior Legion squad to first-place finish in Essex County League’s National Division standings; District 2 at Union’s Teener League Field is next on July 16

Successful squad finishes regular season with 17-2 record for 34 points

The Union Post 35 Senior American Legion baseball team just concluded one of its most successful regular seasons ever. Sparked by the pitching of Matt Pavick and the hitting of Jaime Olivo, Union won at American Division champion Bloomfield 11-4 at Bloomfield Middle School Wednesday night, July 13, to finish 17-2 for 34 points and […]

Snapple Bowl practice commences July 11; Union County All-Stars seek to snap 4-game slide

The Snapple Bowl XXIII is Thursday, July 21 at 7 p.m. at Woodbridge High School, with the annual All-Star Football Game between Union County and Middlesex County just-graduated gridiron standouts taking place at Woodbridge for the first time. Middlesex County has won the last four games and nine of the last 10 and leads […]

Summit’s Schaffer stands out as Union County All-Star; Junior LH starts on mound and tosses 2 shutout innings

One of his team's bright spots in June 20 Underclassmen Game at Kean

UNION – Summit junior left hander Will Schaffer was someone that head coach Kevin Zaleski counted on this season. His efforts on the mound and at the plate helped the Hilltoppers produce another winning season at 14-11, while Summit also won the Union County Conference’s Valley Division championship for the third time in four years, […]

Union County baseball All-Stars come back, but not enough vs. Essex County; Players from both teams excel in annual Underclassmen Game at Kean

MOPs are Essex County infielder Anthony Giachin of Newark Academy and Union County catcher Dan Baroff of Governor Livingston

UNION – After six and a half innings the Union County All-Stars were down by nine runs. Essex County scored three in the top of the third and then two more in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings. Union County finally broke through for two runs on errors in the bottom of the seventh to […]

Essex-Union Underclassemen All-Star Baseball Game includes pitchers Doren of GL and Geissel of SP; June 20 event to take place at Kean

Union County seeks first win since 2012

The 7th annual Essex-Union Underclassmen All-Star Baseball Game is set to be played tonight – Monday, June 20 – at Kean University’s Jim Hynes Class of 1963 Stadium in Union. Two players have been added to the Union County roster, including pitchers Vin Doren of Governor Livingston and Tim Geissel of Scotch Plains. Doren, a […]

Former GL baseball standout Keith Skinner realizes dream of reaching pro ball; Drafted by his favorite team, the Yankees, the college-polished catcher ready to make his mark

Will start with Single-A Staten Island Yankees, whose season commences June 17

Bill Dickey, Yogi Berra, Elston Howard, Thurman Munson, Jorge Posada – quite a group of elite catchers to play for one franchise. Could Berkeley Heights’ Keith Skinner, 22, be the next name added to that famous list of New York Yankee backstops? Just think, four years ago he was producing game-winning hits against Cranford. In […]

Union County baseball teams Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson, Westfield seek to reach sectional championship games

All 5 in May 31 semifinals

Winning two state tournament games last week was a major accomplishment for Union County baseball programs Brearley, Cranford, Governor Livingston, Johnson and Westfield. All five will need to triumph again on Tuesday to reach Friday’s scheduled sectional championship games. Again, that will be no easy task for any of them as the competition continues to […]

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