The McCarthy Report ranks Union County’s top senior football players as college prospects; Plenty of WRs and QBs on this list

Hillside's Biggins, Union's Robinson, Rahway's Bails - all standout wide receivers - lead the group

Catching the football is one thing. Beating your defender, catching it and then running for first down yardage or the end zone is another. Some of the best to do that – these athletes are among the most feared wide receivers in the state – include seniors Nahree Biggins of Hillside, Ahmirr Robinson of Union […]

Ahr is first kicker to be named MVP; Leads Middlesex County past Union County 23-7

All-Stars clash in Autoland Classic at Kean University

UNION – Aaron Ahr was sent out five times to do his job. The task at hand on those important occasions was to kick the ball through the uprights. Ahr didn’t disappoint. At all. Ahr, wearing No. 11, produced 11 points to lead the Middlesex County All-Stars to a come-from-behind 23-7 win over the Union […]

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 […]