Summit football repeats as North 2, Group 3 champions, posting 2nd straight 12-0 finish

Hilltoppers hang on to halt Parsippany Hills 16-13

In addition to beginning its 2014 campaign with a program-best 45-game regular season winning streak, the Summit Hilltoppers football team will also start the season with a state-best overall 24-game winning streak. After producing a 12-0 record for the second consecutive season for the first time, Summit has now not only gone the past five seasons […]

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 […]

Summit football tops Cranford 35-14 to reach its second straight N2, G3 championship game; Dougherty scores 3 TDs, Terry 2

Cranford finishes successful season at 7-4; 11-0 Hilltoppers will face Parsippany Hills in championship game

SUMMIT – With an offense averaging nearly 40 points, Summit quite often provides the knockout punch by getting in the end zone four to five times before intermission. Teams have a difficult time containing a no-huddle offense that spreads the ball either running or passing it. On Saturday in the North 2, Group 3 semifinal […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summit comes back in the 4th quarter to stun Rahway 26-20: Hilltoppers increase regular season winning streak to 41

In battle of the last 2 undefeated Union County teams, Summit tops Rahway for a 14th straight time; Dougherty scores winning TD with 36 seconds left to increase Hilltopper overall winning streak to 17; Bost scored all 3 Rahway TDs

RAHWAY – In order to beat a quality, state-championship caliber team – which was the way Rahway head coach Gary Mobley put it – playing for just 36 minutes is not going to cut it. The home team Indians found that out the hard way Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of more than […]

Rahway challenge will be to limit Summit early on; Battle of elite 4-0 football squads Saturday at Veterans Field

Host Indians have not defeated visiting Hilltoppers since 1981; Summit's regular season winning streak at 40 and overall win streak at 16; Summit has a 13-game winning streak against Rahway

One of the challenges to staying in a game against Summit is to keep the Hilltoppers off the scoreboard in the first half in order to have a chance after halftime. So far Somerville, Johnson, Cranford and North Plainfield have not been able to do that. Those teams were not fast enough or focused enough […]

Linden junior standouts net UCT girls’ tennis titles; Kent Place is team winner for first time since 2004

Zalewski wins at first singles for second time and Podsiebierski at second singles for her first crown

Last week’s 38th annual girls’ tennis Union County Tournament at the Donald Van Blake Courts in Plainfield had Linden back on top again at first singles and a parochial school supplanting perennial winner Westfield as the champion. For the second time in three years – she did not compete in last year’s tournament – Linden’s […]

UCT girls’ soccer kicks off this Saturday; defending co-champion Scotch Plains is top seed once again

Dayton, Union, Johnson and Brearley were to host first 4 matches

The girls’ soccer Union County Tournament was to kick off this Saturday, Sept. 28, with four preliminary round matches. Defending co-champion Scotch Plains was awarded the top seed once again. Four first round games are scheduled to be played Wednesday, Oct. 2, with four more second round games set to take place Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

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