Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball, sparked by returning starters Hanner, Encarnacion, Haywood and key reserve Worthey, look to challenge for Union County supremacy once again

There’s no doubt Roselle Catholic will once again be among the teams to beat in Union County girls’ basketball this season. As the season progresses, however, will the defending Union County Tournament champions be the team to beat? That’s one goal the Lions, who finished 22-5 last year, are working on. Roselle Catholic split with […]

One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

List of Union County football state champions from the playoff era here

UNION COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE PLAYOFF ERA: 2018: Summit – North 2, Group 3 – JR covered at Summit Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Hillside 2017: Westfield – North 2, Group 5 Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Rutgers 2016: Westfield – North 2, Group […]

Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover FB results for 2018 here; UC came out on top

Here are the scores of this year’s Union County vs. Middlesex County crossover football games. Union County came out on top. UNION COUNTY VS. MIDDLESEX COUNTY CROSSOVER FOOTBALL FOR 2018 REGULAR SEASON: Aug. 30: New Providence 27, Middlesex 19 – at Middlesex Aug. 31: Bishop Ahr 22, Roselle 20 – at Bishop Ahr Sept. 7: […]

Roselle boys’ soccer posts breakthrough season; Rams net 15 victories, place 2nd in UCC’s Valley Division

Alan Prochazka arrived on Abraham Clark High School’s soccer field ready to coach ten years ago, with only eight boys showing up for the first practice. “Roselle had suffered through many losing seasons and very few students wanted to participate,” Prochazka recalled. “We were able to eventually recruit 17 players, mostly freshmen, to join the […]

5 Union County football teams seek to reach state championship games: Union, Cranford, Rahway, Summit and Hillside

These are the final steps that need to be taken on the road to playing for a state championship. Five Union County football teams are 48 minutes away from playing for one. Three are home in sectional semifinal playoff action this weekend: Rahway, Summit and Hillside; and two are on the road: Cranford at the […]

Do or die football is here; NJSIAA playoffs commence Nov. 2, continue Nov. 3

9 Union County teams seek to advance to next round

Welcome to the Tournament of Champions in New Jersey high school football. I say that because for the first time half of the public school state championship teams will lose games afterwards. Some could lose twice. Those fortunate enough will still game-plan for another contest – a first-time Bowl Game. Some will game-plan for two […]

Union County College women’s soccer team heading to Nationals for first time; Owls capture initial Region 19 championship

CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team will compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Championship Tournament from November 8-11, in Rockford, IL. This past weekend, the Lady Owls were named the Region XIX Champions when they defeated Rowan College of Gloucester County by a score of […]

Hillside (7-0) to christen new field turf field today (Friday, Oct. 26) vs. Cranford (5-2); Both playoff-bound teams want to keep on winning – and stay healthy

Let’s get right to it. Cranford (5-2) is at Hillside (7-0) today (Friday, Oct. 26) at 3 p.m. – an historic first game on the brand new field turf at John Zappulla Field. Cranford is coming off decisive wins at home against 5-0 Summit 25-12 and at 4-2 Immaculata 35-7. Summit is 6-1 and has […]

UCT soccer championship games Oct. 26 at Kean: Girls’ – 3-Scotch Plains vs. 1-Cranford, 6 p.m.; Boys’ – 4-Union vs. 3-Westfield, 7:30 p.m.

Cranford girls last team to beat Scotch Plains in a final; Westfield boys' 11-0-1 vs. Union from 2012-2017

Both Union County Tournament soccer championship game matchups offer certain elements of intrigue. They are now scheduled for Friday night at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union – hopefully before the rain, heavy winds and lower temperatures prevail. It will be third-seeded and eight-time defending (twice shared) champion Scotch Plains vs. top-seeded Cranford in the […]

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