Cranford’s Murray leads Cougar wrestlers to second-place UCT finish; Roselle Park repeats as champions

Brearley has most champs with 4

UNION – Gavin Murray came oh so close last year. The talented Cranford grappler met Governor Livingston’s Ryan Hoy in the county championship bout at 132 and was edged by the defending champion 9-8. That was the last of the 14 finals matchups. Murray, a junior, and Hoy, a senior, were destined to meet again […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis improves records to 11-7 and 7-5, five of top seven players return next year; All-UCC division teams honor county’s best

Linden, sparked by county champions Zalewski and Podsiebierski, capture Valley Division title

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team improved its overall and league records this season and next year will return five of its top seven players. The Panthers, guided by head coach Nancy Sturcke since 1977, finished 11-7 overall and 7-5 and in third place in the Mountain Division of the Union County Conference. Last year’s […]

Union football seeks first state championship in 20 years; Summit out to repeat in N2, G3

Former Roselle Park head coach John Wagner will lead Point Pleasant Beach in only the program's second title game and first in 31 years

For one team, it tasted (non-alcoholic, of course) champagne (or Gatorade) just 12 months ago. For the other, it’s now been exactly 20 years since a celebration took place. For one coach, it’s also been 20 years since he led a team to the promised land. That’s the Union County menu for this championship football weekend that kicks […]

Union, Linden, Summit, Cranford, Rahway, Roselle Park, New Providence football seek to advance to championship games; Sectional semifinals are this weekend

Tigers, Indians, Cougars will play on road vs. undefeated teams they recently lost to

Union has had enough of losing to Piscataway in the playoffs. For that matter, so has everyone else who has played the Chiefs in that setting since 2002. Cranford has had enough of losing to Summit – period – the last five seasons in Mid-State Conference play whether it was a close game or a […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

Roselle Park football comes back to top New Providence 15-13 in a Friday night pre-playoff thriller; Panthers clinch first round home game

Next weekend's opponent could be Brearley

ROSELLE PARK – You would have thought the season was on the line for both visiting New Providence and host RosellePark the way the two arch rivals battled. Although both were assured of North 2, Group 1 playoff berths once again, the winner of Friday night’s Mid-State 38 Conference-interdivision game was going to be home […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Roselle Park football now getting ready for huge game vs. New Providence; Panthers roll to 5th victory

Win over Pioneers could land Roselle Park a home playoff game

SPRINGFIELD – Every game from here on in is a huge one for RosellePark. Next week is New Providence at home for – most likely – a home playoff game. The week after that will be a second consecutive appearance in the North 2, Group 1 playoffs, which the Panthers just clinched. Before playing at […]

Union football garners program’s 500th victory; Farmers win at Hillsborough 35-28

Improve to 3-2 overall and in the Mid-State 38 Conference's Delaware Division

The Union football program gained its 500th victory in its 92nd season, winning at Hillsborough 35-28 Friday night in Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division action. Union’s overall record now stands at 500-301-52 (,624). Union improved to 3-2 overall and 3-2 in the Delaware Division. Hillsborough fell to 2-4 overall and 2-4 in the Delaware Division. FRIDAY NIGHT’S UNION […]

Roselle Park football holds on to turn back arch rival Brearley 34-28; Senior RB Matthews rushes for 241 yards, 3 TDs

Home team Panthers defeat Bears at Herm Shaw Field for first time since 2001

ROSELLE PARK – Sparked by a stellar performance from senior running back Brian Matthews, who carried 22 times for 241 yards and three touchdowns, Roselle Park held on to turn back neighboring arch rival Brearley 34-28 in Friday night’s Mid-State 38 Conference-interdivision football clash at Herm Shaw Field. Roselle Park (4-1) won its second straight […]

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