Union County football well represented for North-South All-Star Classic; Game set for June 27 at Kean

Kevin Doran of Cranford and Jack Curry of Westfield only experienced winning during the 2015 football season, including state championship victories realized on back-to-back December evenings. Evan Collier, after three years at Metuchen, came back home to Kenilworth and helped the Brearley Bears reach the North 2, Group 1 state championship game for the first […]

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 […]

Roselle Catholic, The Patrick School, Cranford, New Providence reach girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

CLARK – All top four seeds advanced to the semifinals of the 41st annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. The top four seeds all reaching the final four, that doesn’t happen quite often in Union County. There’s usually an upset or two along the way, with at least one if not two teams seeded below […]

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: […]

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 […]

11 Union County football teams in this weekend’s opening playoffs; Undefeated Cranford, Brearley squads seek to extend winning streaks

Eleven got in. How many will get out? Union County is well represented in playoff football that commences this weekend. Eleven of the 17 football playing schools in Union County qualified. Last week I wrote that nine would get in. Rahway and Roselle also snuck in as eighth seeds in their sections – the Indians […]

Johnson football notches another 3-game winning streak; Crusaders prepping for battle with Belvidere

Seek second straight CJ, G2 playoff berth

For the second year in a row a three-game winning streak has evened Johnson’s record following another tough 0-3 start. The Crusaders of Clark just notched their first road win and have scored the same amount of points – 110 – as they have surrendered. Johnson’s next goal is to prove that it is better […]

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