North holds on to edge South 24-23 as field goal on last play is no good; Union’s Lucien sparks North defense in Phil Simms All-Star Game at Kean

UNION – The North needed to be good – and it was – and it needed to be lucky – and it was. No matter, the North will take it. When South placekicker Jake Hurler’s game-winning 25-yard field goal attempt hit off the right upright on the final play of the game, the North jubilantly […]

Guarino was the glue that held Farmers football together; He will be missed

Carmen Guarino was the coach that held things together. Guarino was the glue. He was the man in the middle for Union Farmers football. Nearly 30 years ago now Jeff Longueil was the defensive coordinator. Gary Zakovic was the offensive coordinator. Other assistant coaches included John Quinn, soon-to-be head baseball coach Chet Czaplinski, veteran mentor […]

Final Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here for 2019 season

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR THE 2019 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Cranford (8-1) – outright champions 2-Gov. Livingston (6-3) 3-Union (5-4) 4-Scotch Plains (4-5) Westfield (4-5) 6-Elizabeth (0-9) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Johnson (5-1) – outright champions 2-Summit (3-3) 3-Union Catholic (2-3-1) 4-New Providence (1-4-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Oratory Prep (10-0) […]

Union County Conference baseball division winners here from 2019-2010; Softball from 2019-2012

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS 2019-2010 2019 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Cranford Mountain: Johnson Valley: Oratory Prep Sky: Plainfield 2018 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Gov. Livingston Mountain: New Providence Valley: Roselle Park, Rahway Sky: Plainfield 2017 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Gov. Livingston Mountain: Summit Valley: Roselle Park Sky: Plainfield 2016 UCC CHAMPIONS Watchung: Westfield Mountain: Johnson Valley: Summit […]

Westfield baseball repeats as North 2, Group 4 champs for first time; Blue Devils win section as 8th seed behind superb pitching, clutch hitting and sparkling defense

Blue Devils will next take on Ridgewood in Group 4 semifinals Monday at Kean

BASKING RIDGE – There are moments that define a player, a game, a season. If Westfield baseball was to capture another sectional championship – this one, perhaps, the most unlikely of them all – the Blue Devils had to come through with the game on the line in the bottom of the sixth. With the […]

Union softball produces first winning season since 2010; Farmers close by capturing the UCC’s Mountain Division championship

Thomas shuts out visiting Scotch Plains on a 2-hitter, with captains Howell, Arias and Roman driving in runs

UNION – Since May 10 of last year the Union Farmers have won 23 of their 29 games played since. Union softball – at a semi-dominating level – is back. Union followed up winning its final six games last year by producing a very satisfying 17-6 mark this year that was capped with Tuesday’s season-ending […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, May 27; Baseball champions: Watchung-Cranford, Mountain-Johnson, Valley-Oratory Prep, Sky-Plainfield; Softball champs: Watchung-Westfield, Valley-Benedictine, Sky-Plainfield

Mountain Division softball to be decided May 28; Either Union will win outright or Union and Union Catholic will share crown

The Union County Conference baseball champions for 2019 – all outright – are: WATCHUNG DIVISION: Cranford MOUNTAIN DIVISION: Johnson VALLEY DIVISION: Oratory Prep SKY DIVISION: Plainfield The UCC softball champions so far – all outright – are: WATCHUNG DIVISION: Westfield VALLEY DIVISION: Benedictine SKY DIVISION: Plainfield The Mountain Division will be decided Tuesday, May 28 […]

Dayton baseball scores in first and then holds on to top visiting Whippany Park 1-0 in North 2, Group 1 first round action; Pitchers Pulice, Gelo and Cacioppo combine to toss 6-hit shutout

Bulldogs will next host Shabazz Bulldogs in Thursday's quarterfinal round

SPRINGFIELD – Forget about seeds. Whippany Park baseball came to play and nearly pulled off a big upset, which would have been just its third victory. However, Dayton pitchers Vinny Pulice, Zach Gelo and Michael Cacioppo combined on a six-hit shutout to halt the visiting Wildcats 1-0 in Monday’s North 2, Group 1 first round […]

Union County baseball, softball teams in states here; Baseball begins May 20, softball continues same day

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL TEAMS IN STATES:   NORTH 2, GROUP 4: 9-Union at 8-Westfield 13-Columbia at 4-Scotch Plains 10-Elizabeth at 7-Newark East Side   NORTH 2, GROUP 3: 14-Iselin Kennedy at 3-Cranford 10-Summit at 7-Ferris   NORTH 2, GROUP 1: 9-North Arlington at 8-Roselle Park 13-Lincoln at 4-Brearley 14-Belvidere at 4-New Providence 15-Whippany Park at […]

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