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 […]

Union High School athletes receive recognition for excellence

Union High School athletes receive recognition for excellence

UNION, NJ — Union High School recently announced that senior Joy Enaohwo has been selected to receive a 2021 New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association Scholar Athlete Award; one student athlete from each NJSIAA member school receives this honor each year. Additionally, UHS seniors Matt Silvestre and Lyric Scott have been selected as 2021 Union […]

Union Farmers fall to Bengals at March 20 wrestling meet

Union Farmers fall to Bengals at March 20 wrestling meet

UNION, NJ — At a March 20 wrestling meet, the Bloomfield High School Bengals defeated the Union High School Farmers 57-24. Winning for the Bengals were William Ungermah in the 106-pound weight class via forfeit; Kira Pipkins in the 120-pound weight class via forfeit; Gerald VanBaelen in the 126-pound weight class with a pin against […]

Three Union County players among Maxwell Club Mini Max honorees

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The list of this past season’s Maxwell Football Club Mini Max High School award winners is an impressive one, with top players from throughout the state. Students from Union County schools named to the New Jersey’s Maxwell Football Club Mini Max award winners list for 2020 are Rashon Bradford of Rahway […]

Area football players named to Super 100 team

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The New Jersey Football Coaches Association announced its selections for the Super 100 All State Football Team, honoring the state’s top seniors for the 2020 season. The players were nominated by their coaches and voted on during a sectional selection meeting, which was open to all coaches in the area. Among […]

Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

State championship QBs Sanborn and Shapiro will be working together for a change; North signal-callers looking forward to Phil Simms All-Star Football Classic

Game will take place Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m. at Kean University's Alumni Stadium in Union

PISCATAWAY – They were the enemy to each other for three seasons. They were the players that wanted to win each game, each year and bask in the glory with their teammates if they came out on top. Westfield’s Hank Shapiro realized the joy of victory first. Union’s Andrew Sanborn finally met that fate this […]

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