Union County All-Stars defeated in Snapple Bowl at Kean; Linden’s Phipps, Roselle Park’s Gonzalez rush for TDs

UNION – There’s always a price to pay when attempting to win one of these all-star games. To say that the Middlesex County squad had the right fee Thursday night would be a most appropriate statement. That fee was paid in the form of diminituve running back Chase Fee of Spotswood. One of the shortest […]

Union County All-Stars, led by Linden’s Kyle Phipps, out to win first Snapple Bowl since 2011

The last time Kyle Phipps played in a football game he helped lead Linden to its first state championship in 29 years. The next time, which will be Thursday night, he hopes to help lead the team he is playing for to its first triumph over the opposing side in three years. Victories have been […]

Oak Knoll comes back to edge Summit to claim its first girls’ lacrosse TOC title; North Jersey, Group 1 state champ Royals cap 23-2 season

Standout sophomore Ali Baiocco netted 6 goals for Oak Knoll and star junior Sara Szynal 6 for Hilltoppers, who finished 20-5

UNION – With the game, the tournament and the season – post state championship contests – on the line, Oak Knoll standout sophomore Ali Baiocco was not finished. Not by a long shot. After in-town rival Summit tied Saturday’s girls’ lacrosse Tournament of Champions final with less than seven minutes to go in the second half, […]

UCT baseball and softball finals pit Cranford vs. Governor Livingston; Will take place at Kean at same times on May 9

Top-seeded Johnson, which was seeking its third title and first since 1981, ousted in softball semifinals

Many times it feels like the champion in Union County will come down to Cranford vs. Governor Livingston. That will be the case twice on May 9 at Kean University in Union. For the second year in a row the matchups for the Union County Tournament baseball and softball games are the same. This Saturday, […]

GL baseball, the top seed, advances to UCT semifinals for 2nd straight season; Johnson, Summit, Cranford also move on

Final four teams will vie to reach final in competition scheduled for Elizabeth's Williams Field May 2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Last year Ethan Frohman got the ball for his team’s county semifinal contest and pitched the Highlanders into the final for the first time in three years. This time head coach Chris Roof’s strategy was to pitch Frohman in Wednesday’s quarterfinals and hope that his GL squad would advance – once again […]

UCT softball schedule rest of the way; Quarterfinals, semifinals at Linden May 1, 2

Championship game at Kean May 9

UCT SOFTBALL SCHEDULE THE REST OF THE WAY   QUARTERFINALS FRIDAY, MAY 1 AT LINDEN 5:30 P.M., 7:30 P.M.   TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 5-Cranford vs. 4-Westfield 8-Brearley vs. 1-Johnson   BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 6-Elizabeth vs. 3-Rahway 7-Scotch Plains vs. 2-Gov. Livingston   SEMIFINALS SATURDAY, MAY 2 At Linden, 3 p.m.   […]

Tentative UCT baseball schedule rest of the way; Top 4 seeds advance to quarterfinals

Semifinals at Elizabeth May 2, final at Kean May 9

TENTATIVE UCT BASEBALL SCHEDULE THE REST OF THE WAY   QUARTERFINALS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29   TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 5-Elizabeth at 4-Johnson 8-Union at 1-Gov. Livingston   BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 6-Westfield at 3-Cranford 10-Summit at 2-Scotch Plains   SEMIFINALS SATURDAY, MAY 2 At Elizabeth   FINAL SATURDAY, MAY 9 At Kean   […]

Johnson earns top seed for 40th annual softball UCT; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

GL is 2nd seed, Rahway 3rd

The 40th annual softball Union County Tournament was seeded April 20 in Linden. Johnson, with a record of 9-1 and its only loss to an out-of-state opponent, earned the top seed. The Crusaders are seeking to win the UCT for the third time and first time since 1981. Johnson last reached the final in 1996, […]

Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational includes 8 games from April 17-19; Panthers host Columbia

Union Catholic and New Providence also among field once again

For the first time, last year’s Roselle Park Dad’s Club Baseball Invitational – played on the same weekend as this year’s will be – included no rain and normal, comfortable temperatures to enjoy the sport by. All 10 games were played, including some thrillers – there were three one-run games and three two-run contests. Even […]

Union standout junior wrestler Brown works overtime to attain goal of reaching Atlantic City for first time; Places third at heavyweight in Region 3

Is first Farmer grappler to advance to NJSIAA Tournament in 10 years.

After what Union standout David Brown went through on the mat last weekend he needed plenty of rest to be prepared for his first trip to Atlantic City. Just getting out of Region 3 and qualifying for the NJSIAA Tournament was – perhaps – the ultimate challenge for this highly-competitive junior grappler. Following a win […]

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