Union baseball, boasted by hurlers Velez, Fernandez and Sanborn, seek long-awaited success

Union last won the Union County Tournament in 1993. The Farmers last captured the North 2, Group 4 sectional state championship in 2002. This year’s baseball team has the potential to challenge for both long-awaited titles. It’s been some time since Union has had real success on the diamond, but coming in at 17-10 last […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Manny Florestal, Track, Senior “Manny is a returning senior, with a great and tremendous upside. 49.25 in the 400 was his best outdoor time last season. Manny has run some impressive times this winter in hopes for a big spring. 50.45 in the 400 meters was his best this winter. He’s a hard worker and […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Sarah Ilori, Wrestling, Freshman Ninth-grader Sarah Ilori finished fifth in the 147-pound weight class in the inaugural NJSIAA Girls Wrestling State Championship on March 2 in Atlantic City. In order to qualify, Sarah had to wrestle in the very first Girls Regional Wrestling Tournament at Red Bank Regional High School. To advance to the state […]

Roselle Park softball ready to challenge again for Union County and Group 1 supremacy; Defending county and state champs have some injury issues at onset

For the second time in program history the Roselle Park softball team will have the opportunity to repeat as state champions. After losing only three seniors to graduation and with seven starters back, the Panthers are primed to put together a season worthy of last year’s groundbreaking 27-3 finish that included county, section and state […]

Union County Conference softball alignments for 2019 here; 2018 Group 1 state champ Roselle Park moves up to Watchung Division

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR 2019 SEASON: WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Cranford Elizabeth Gov. Livingston Johnson Roselle Park Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Brearley Dayton Scotch Plains Summit Union Union Catholic VALLEY DIVISION (5 schools): Benedictine Kent Place New Providence Oak Knoll Rahway SKY DIVISION (5 schools): Hillside Linden Plainfield Roselle Roselle Catholic * […]

Union County Conference Opening Days baseball schedule here; UCC division alignments for 2019 as well

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL OPENING DAYS MONDAY, APRIL 1 (3 games) Westfield at Union, 4 p.m. – Watchung Division Summit at Rahway, 4 p.m. – crossover Plainfield at Union Catholic, 4 p.m. – crossover TUESDAY, APRIL 2 (9 games) Gov. Livingston at Elizabeth, 4 p.m. – Watchung Division Scotch Plains at Cranford, 4 p.m. – […]

Linden bowling coach Pizzano to be honored by NJSCA; Is a member of its Class of 2019 Hall of Fame

Cherie Pizzano was already established as Linden’s softball coach in 2000 when another coaching opportunity struck. “I was called in to meet with (principal) Barry Black and (athletic director) Steve Yesinko, I recall,” Pizzano said. That was because of a recommendation made by a student named Joseph Quinn, who was one of Linden’s top bowlers […]

UNION GIRL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION GIRL ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Gabby Martinez, bowling, freshman “Gabriela, better known as Gabby, is a freshman member of the varsity bowling team. Bowling in a boys division can be tough for some, but Gabby, although young, displays great poise and carries herself strong on the lanes. She has made some great strides this year starting out with a 113 […]

UNION BOY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION BOY ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Kevin Oliveira, bowling, senior “Kevin is a senior member of the varsity bowling team, as well as the team captain. He began bowling in his sophomore year and was self taught simply by observing others and watching YouTube videos. In the three years I have had the pleasure of coaching him, Kevin has had some […]

Union County public school basketball teams that advanced in states; Group 4 and 2 sectional quarterfinals on Feb. 27 and Group 3 and 1 on Feb. 28

UNION COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAMS STILL ALIVE IN STATES: WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 BOYS NORTH 2, GROUP 4 8-Phillipsburg at 1-Elizabeth 7-Union at 2-Newark East Side CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2 5-Delaware Valley at 4-Gov. Livingston GIRLS NORTH 2, GROUP 4 6-Edison at 3-Westfield CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2 9-Johnson at 1-Manasquan 11-Spotswood at 3-Gov. Livingston THURSDAY, […]