Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball standings here as of Feb. 2

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 2:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (7-1) 2-Patrick School (4-2) 3-Linden (4-3) 4-Elizabeth (1-5) 5-Plainfield (1-6)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (5-1) Union Catholic (5-1) 3-Westfield (4-3) 4-Union (2-5) 5-Scotch Plains (0-6)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Gov. Livingston (7-1) 2-Summit (6-3) 3-Rahway (5-3) Hillside (5-3) 5-Cranford (2-7) 6-Roselle (1-7)   SKY DIVISION (6 […]

Cranford captures wrestling UCT championship; Cougar champs include repeat winners Murray and DiGiovanni and also Cappello and Scorese

UNION – One grappler wore a T-shirt that on the back read: “second place is not an option!” You got the intense feeling that was Cranford’s philosophy Saturday at the Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. After finishing second last year, this time the Cougars would not be denied. Cranford had the most champions, four, and led by […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 5:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-Linden (1-1) 4-Elizabeth (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, […]

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

Linden, Cranford, Summit, Roselle will host sectional semifinals; All are 1 win away from playing for a championship

Seniors Dolbrice, Zanelli become their school's all-time leading rusher

For the first time in awhile, four Union County football teams are one home win away from playing for championships. Those schools will be Linden and Cranford on Nov. 21 and Summit and Roselle on Nov. 22. All total, six Union County teams are still alive and playing in sectional semifinals, including Westfield on Nov. […]

Summit football comes back twice to thwart playoff upset bid by 4-5 Morris Hills; Option pass thrown by Helmer to Bonomo is game-winning TD

Zanelli scores 2 second-half TDs for Hilltoppers, who will next host Parsippany Hills

SUMMIT – Just because a team comes to town with a record under .500 it doesn’t mean that the game will be easy. Summit found that out Saturday at Tatlock Field, with visiting Morris Hills giving the Hilltoppers all they could handle in a North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal. As a matter of fact, Morris […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

Cranford football ends Summit winning streaks, downing Hilltoppers 33-14 at home; Cougars sparked by senior RB Christiano, junior QB Schetelich

Cranford now 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Mid-State's Raritan Division

CRANFORD – Sparked by a balanced offense led by an all-state performance from senior back Luke Christiano, a defense – lifted by the likes of lineman Will Fries, linebacker Niko Cappello and defensive back Eric Donahue – that shut out its opponent in the second half for the second straight week and the ability to […]

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