Cranford ends dry spell by winning UCT championship, 12-2, against Jonathan Dayton

Cranford ends dry spell by winning UCT championship, 12-2, against Jonathan Dayton

UNION, NJ — Once Cranford High School captured its first baseball Union County Tournament championship in 1999, the Cougars began to win the event quite often. Lately, however, Cranford ran into a dry spell. That was until Monday night. Sparked by the pitching of senior Will Gallagher and an offensive attack lifted by the heavy-hitting […]

Cranford and Elizabeth square off in UCT softball finals

CRANFORD, NJ — Not often do the top two seeds make it to the championship game. However, that was the case this year, as defending champion and top-seeded Cranford High School was to clash with second-seeded Elizabeth High School in the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament championship game. The game was rescheduled to be […]

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UCC baseball tournament blazes into high gear in quarterfinals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — If the weather cooperated and the quarterfinals were played at the fields of the higher seeds on Wednesday, May 18, then the 68th annual baseball Union County Tournament is set to move on to Kean University in Union. The semifinals are scheduled to be contested at Kean on Saturday, May 21, […]

Cranford Cougars baseball team takes top seed for UCT

CRANFORD, NJ — It’s now been five years since Cranford High School advanced to the baseball Union County Tournament championship game. It’s been seven years since the Cougars have captured the crown. Last year’s squad, the top seed and quite capable, was stymied by Westfield High School senior right-hander Chris Ho, 2-1, in the first […]

Top-seeded Cougars roar into UCT softball semifinals

Top-seeded Cougars roar into UCT softball semifinals

CRANFORD, NJ – The top-seeded Cougars knew they were going to be in for a challenge when facing eighth-seeded David Brearley High School in one of the softball Union County Tournament quarterfinals on Monday, May 9. The teams first clashed on Wednesday, April 20, in Kenilworth, with the visiting Cougars coming away with a hard-fought […]

Cranford softball continues to shine as division takes shape

UNION COUNTY, NJ — With only one loss against a county opponent, defending champion Cranford High School was considered the favorite to garner the top seed for the 46th annual softball Union County Tournament. The UCT was to be seeded earlier this week, with first-round games scheduled for Thursday, May 5. The quarterfinals are set […]

Dayton girls basketball team gets ready for a full season of games

Dayton girls basketball team gets ready for a full season of games

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — One of the most successful girls basketball teams in Union County a year ago has the talent returning to continue that success this year. The Jonathan Dayton High School Bulldogs return five prominent players from last year’s squad, which went 11-1 and concluded with a 10-game winning streak. Perhaps the best part […]

Brearley takes Dayton apart and wins 40-6

Brearley takes Dayton apart and wins 40-6

KENILWORTH, NJ — “Come ready, come hungry.” Those were the post-game words echoed by David Brearley High School’s lead skill position football players, who did just that, as they decimated neighborhood rival Jonathan Dayton High School 40-6 on Thursday, Oct. 28, in a Big Central Conference crossover clash at home on Ward Field. After taking […]

Union and Cranford football teams expected to earn top seeds in sections

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union and Cranford, the two best football teams in Union County, as expected garnered top seeds in their sections. Rahway, at the last minute, snuck in, while Scotch Plains–Fanwood fell out. In all, 10 of Union County’s 17 football-playing schools qualified for the state playoffs, which commence around the state on […]

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