Playoffs commence for 8 Union County gridiron schools this weekend, 3 on Nov. 8 and 5 on Nov. 9; Union seeks 10-0 start vs. Paterson Kennedy

8-0 Hillside out for 7th straight sectional playoff triumph vs. Cinnaminson

Eight teams preparing to take what they hope will be the first of three steps. The ladder to a state championship begins this weekend and you better bundle up. Teams begin the pre-season suffocating in brutal August heat. Now in order to reach their ultimate goal teams will see their breath right in front of […]

New Providence football at Brearley for the Mid-State’s Union Division title; Group 1 playoff squads both on a roll

Last two meetings have gone right down to the wire

Last year New Providence found a way in overtime after visiting Brearley kept coming back. On Friday night the two Union County Group 1 powers will clash again and for the second straight season the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Union Division championship will be on the line. Perhaps Union County’s biggest game this weekend pits New […]

UCT soccer championship games this week: 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth boys’ Oct. 24 at Kean; 3-Westfield vs. 1-Cranford girls’ Oct. 25 at Johnson

The soccer Union County Tournament championship games are set to be contested this week. The boys’ final is Thursday night, Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. It will be second-seeded Summit vs. top-seeded Elizabeth. This is the fifth time Summit is in the championship game. The last time was in […]

Union County Tournament information here

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENTS BOYS’ SOCCER FINAL THURSDAY, OCT. 24 AT KEAN UNIVERSITY’S ALUMNI STADIUM IN UNION 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth, 7:30 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ SOCCER FINAL FRIDAY, OCT. 25 AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK 3-Westfield or 2-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Cranford, 7:30 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23 […]

Union County Tournament information here for boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer, field hockey, girls’ volleyball, gymnastics and cross country

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENTS BOYS’ SOCCER SEMIFINALS SATURDAY, OCT. 19 AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK 3-Westfield vs.2-Summit, 5:30 p.m. 4-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Elizabeth, 8 p.m. * * * GIRLS’ SOCCER SEMIFINALS AT JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL’S NOLAN FIELD IN CLARK SATURDAY, OCT. 19 5-Oak Knoll vs. 1-Cranford, 3 p.m. SUNDAY, OCT. 20 3-Westfield vs. […]

Rahway football was last 5-0 and 6-0 in last state championship season of 1984; Indians captured North 2, Group 3 that year for 3rd time in playoff era

Here's a look at results from that 8-2-1 state title season from 1984

Rahway came close to winning a state championship last year. This year the Indians presently have the look of a team that will accomplish that feat. Standout senior middle linebacker Qualil Lumpkins likes where Rahway is at the moment, but also cautions: “stay hungry and take it one game at a time.” Rahway defeated Cranford […]

Rahway football moves to 5-0 for first time since 1984; Pierre-Louis scores 4 TDs in 46-14 home win over Cranford

Cougar QB Katz throws a TD pass and runs for another score

RAHWAY – Rahway’s first 5-0 start in 35 years is no surprise to standout senior middle linebacker Qualil Lumpkins, always among the team’s leading tacklers. “On defense we keep things simple and just try to fly around,” Lumpkins said. “A big thanks goes to Coach (Lou) Urbano (Rahway’s defensive coordinator).” Rahway’s only given up seven […]

Rahway football wins at Summit in battle of undefeated squads; Mountain Division-leading Indians (3-0) averaging nearly 51 points

Arribas, Bradford, Burnett excel on offense; Bailey, Darisme and Lumpkin on defense; Sola on special teams

Rahway lost seniors Jakir Robinson, the quarterback, and senior running backs Zion Pendleton and Dashon Moore to graduation after the Indians went 10-2 for the first time in 10 years and reached the North 2, Group 3 state championship game, also for the first time in exactly a decade. Time to feel sorry for the […]

Rahway, Cranford football open with double-digit division home victories; Union produces first shutout win in 3 years

Brearley, New Providence, Scotch Plains also triumph on Friday, Sept. 13

While Rahway and Cranford opened their 2019 seasons with double-digit Mid-State Conference triumphs Friday night, both head coaches declared that there is still plenty of room for improvement. “We had some holding penalties that resulted in touchdowns being called back, so that is just one of the things we have to clean up,” Rahway head […]

Rahway football preview – Indians have blend of returning talent and youth

RAHWAY – Moving one step closer to their ultimate goal of winning a state championship last season, this year’s Indians have a blend of returning top-notch talent and youthful exuberance primed to blossom. Key players back include highly-regarded returning starters such Mark Bails at wide receiver, Brayden Pierre-Louis at tight end, linemen Tahlee Bailey and […]

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