Union football holds off West Orange to advance to its second North 2, Group 5 state championship game

Farmers, for the fourth time since 1996, are four quarters away from capturing their first state title since 1993

UNION – With the game, the season and a legitimate shot at reaching a state championship on the line it was Union’s offensive line that really came through in the game’s final seven minutes. Visiting West Orange just produced its first two scores, on drives that took less than two minutes, and now trailed the […]

Union, Hillside and Westfield football all 1 win away from playing for state championships; In sectional semifinal action Friday night, Nov. 15

Undefeated Farmers (10-0) are home, while unbeaten Comets (9-0) and Blue Devils (6-3) are on the road

Former Irvington player, assistant coach and head coach Darnell Grant left Irvington to take over as head coach at Shabazz in 2010. With Shabazz dropped down to Group 2 at the time and now in a different conference he thought his days of preparing for the Union Farmers were done. He then became the head […]

Union football will next prepare for West Orange in N2G5 semifinals; Farmers easily handle visiting Paterson Kennedy 35-0

Sanborn connects with Igbinosun for three touchdown passes and, along with Murrell, also runs in for a score

UNION – For the second straight week the Union Farmers will begin to prepare for an opponent they have never faced in the playoffs. After top-seeded Union easily handled eighth-seeded Paterson Kennedy 35-0 Friday night at Cooke Memorial Field its attention turned to the Mountaineers of Essex County. “West Orange has great athletes and is […]

Playoffs commence for 8 Union County gridiron schools this weekend, 3 on Nov. 8 and 5 on Nov. 9; Union seeks 10-0 start vs. Paterson Kennedy

8-0 Hillside out for 7th straight sectional playoff triumph vs. Cinnaminson

Eight teams preparing to take what they hope will be the first of three steps. The ladder to a state championship begins this weekend and you better bundle up. Teams begin the pre-season suffocating in brutal August heat. Now in order to reach their ultimate goal teams will see their breath right in front of […]



Kingsley Maduka, senior,boys cross-country “Kingsley Maduka is a Senior co-captain of the UHS Boys Cross Country Team and is competing in his third year of cross-country.He has led the Farmers in every meet he has taken part in this season, both quad meets and invitationals. He won a medal at the Garret Mountain Invitational on […]



Angelica DeStefano, junior, girls cross-country “Angelica DeStefano is a junior running her third campaign for the UHS Lady Farmer cross- country team and is enjoying her best season ever. She has improved her time by over a minute on the 3.2-mile Warinanco course, and set a UHS school record on the Oak Ridge Park Course […]

New Providence football at Brearley for the Mid-State’s Union Division title; Group 1 playoff squads both on a roll

Last two meetings have gone right down to the wire

Last year New Providence found a way in overtime after visiting Brearley kept coming back. On Friday night the two Union County Group 1 powers will clash again and for the second straight season the Mid-State 38 Conference’s Union Division championship will be on the line. Perhaps Union County’s biggest game this weekend pits New […]

Union football 8-0 for first time since 1992; Farmers seek to complete perfect regular season before eyeing first state championship since 1993

Host Middlesex County foe Sayreville on Nov. 1 Senior Night

Imagine a scenario where Ridge, coached by Union graduate Bill Tracy, comes to Union’s Cooke Memorial Field the fourth weekend in November to try to prevent the host Farmers from winning their first state championship in 26 years? It could happen. It’s that time of the year. We now start thinking about possible playoff matchups […]

UCT soccer championship games this week: 2-Summit vs. 1-Elizabeth boys’ Oct. 24 at Kean; 3-Westfield vs. 1-Cranford girls’ Oct. 25 at Johnson

The soccer Union County Tournament championship games are set to be contested this week. The boys’ final is Thursday night, Oct. 24 at 7:30 at Kean University’s Alumni Stadium in Union. It will be second-seeded Summit vs. top-seeded Elizabeth. This is the fifth time Summit is in the championship game. The last time was in […]