Union’s Igbinosun chooses to play for Ole Miss

Union’s Igbinosun chooses to play for Ole Miss

UNION, NJ — A key cog to the renaissance of the once-again mighty Union Farmers, All-America selection Davison Igbinosun, one of the most sought-after defensive backs in the country, on Saturday, Jan. 8, chose to continue his scholastic football career at the University of Mississippi. Igbinosun chose Ole Miss over Kentucky, Rutgers and Tennessee. Igbinosun […]

Union wrestlers look forward to a new season — they hope

Union wrestlers look forward to a new season — they hope

UNION, NJ — To say that the Union Farmer wrestlers are anxious to get on the mat and rock and roll would be an understatement. If all worked out according to plan after press time, Union was to host Kenilworth’s David Brearley High School, for its first match of the season, at its smaller gym […]

Union Farmers girls basketball team looking forward to a new season

UNION, NJ — If all went according to plan after press time, then the Union Farmers finally found themselves involved in a real game before 2021 turned into 2022. Hit with COVID-19 to start the season, the Union girls basketball team was scheduled to play its first game on Wednesday, Dec. 29, against Montclair in […]

Union boys basketball team prepares for start of season

Union boys basketball team prepares for start of season

UNION, NJ — Despite an unprecedented pandemic, seven Union boys basketball seniors not only had the opportunity to play last year but were able to excel in a season that reached 13 games, even with COVID-19 setbacks and winter snowstorms. They have all graduated now, but they were an important part of the program and […]

Despite Union football’s stellar season, COVID-19 forces a semifinal forfeit

Despite Union football’s stellar season, COVID-19 forces a semifinal forfeit

UNION, NJ — When Union football players tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Union Superintendent of Schools Scott Taylor, after consulting with the county health department, decided to cancel Union’s sectional semifinal playoff game against Paterson Eastside. Though some of the same Union players tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday, Nov. 11, […]

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 […]

Union blanks archrival in 34-0 home opener

Union blanks archrival in 34-0 home opener

UNION, NJ — This was one of those “no messing around” home openers for the Union Farmers. Archrival Elizabeth came into Union on Friday, Sept. 24, with a two-game winning streak and was at the top of the Big Central Conference–Division 5A standings. No matter what, Union was ready to steamroll the Minutemen for a […]

Union and Linden use week off to prepare for upcoming home games

UNION / LINDEN, NJ — Getting a week off at any time in the season can be beneficial on many levels. For one thing, banged-up players get another seven days to heal. There’s also a release from the mental aspect of the game. Additional time is provided to regroup before entering battle again for what […]

Union Farmers are looking to take it all the way this year

Union Farmers are looking to take it all the way this year

UNION, NJ — For the first time since the 1994 season — when legendary head coach Lou Rettino was still at the helm of the Farmers — Union football is a defending state champion. The Farmers were fortunate to get in seven games during the pandemic last season, winning four. However, there were no playoffs […]

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