Roselle talented running back Byrd hopes to soar for North in June 26 Phil Simms All-Star Classic at Kean; South leads series 18-17-2

When Isiah Byrd was given the ball you better have been paying attention. Because if you weren’t, there was a good chance you were going to miss a Roselle touchdown. An electrifying 6-point Ram jaunt to the end zone. That was his job last fall. The senior tailback didn’t disappoint. Byrd (5-9, 205) had one […]

Union County All-Stars edged by Essex County in annual Underclassmen clash; Gula of Millburn and Serretti of GL are MOPs; A Union-Essex team, for the first time, will take on Middlesex County June 27 at Kean

Union's LeMatty honored with Distinguished Achievement Award

UNION – Peter Gula made the most of his opportunity to shine as an all-star. A member of Millburn’s Group 4 state championship squad, Gula started at second base for the Essex County squad and ended up being used as the team’s sixth and final pitcher. Gula produced at the plate and on the mound […]

Union County Conference final baseball, softball standings here for 2017 season; Baseball champs: GL, Summit, RP, Plainfield; Softball champs: GL, RP, Summit, Kent Place

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR 2017 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (8-2) – champions 2-Westfield (6-3) 3-Scotch Plains (5-4) 4-Cranford (5-5) 5-Elizabeth (3-7) 6-Union (2-8) Not played: Scotch Plains at Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (6-2) – champions 2-Union Catholic (5-3) Johnson (5-3) 4-New Providence (4-4) 5-Linden (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION […]

D’Addio was star football player for Farmers; led Union to the first of its record 10 playoff championships in North 2, Group 4

Played collegiately at Maryland and then in the NFL with the Detroit Lions

When the Union football team arrived, supplanting Westfield as the top team in its section, it was senior Dave D’Addio at the lead for the Farmers. One of the top running backs in the state of New Jersey in the late 1970s, D’Addio led Union to its first of a record 10 playoff championships in […]

Dennis McCarthy was a dear friend and will be truly missed; High school football talent evaluator passes away at age 74

The last time I heard Dennis McCarthy’s voice was on a phone message he left me in January. “JR, hi, it’s Dennis. I just got all the information you sent me, thank you very much. “All is well here, no need to call me back. Tell your father I said hello and we’ll talk again […]


Quincy Bryant, baseball shortstop Quincy is a great student and athlete, and an an AP and honors student at UHS. He is the model senior that any coach would want in his program. He works extremely hard, puts the program first and is willing to do whatever coaches ask him to win games. He has […]


Sydney Santiago, UHS softball shortstop “Sydney is a four-year varsity starter and captain who has helped her team out in any way she could. Being a part of Union softball since she was 10 years old, she is an extremely hardworking young lady and a passionate player. Sydney is a leader both on and off […]

Union County baseball and softball teams still alive in state tournaments listed here

UNION COUNTY BASEBALL REMAINING   NORTH 2, GROUP 4 9-Scotch Plains at 1-Millburn 6-Westfield at 3-Bayonne 10-Elizabeth at 2-Woodbridge   NORTH 2, GROUP 3 8-Summit at 1-Chatham 11-Ferris at 3-Cranford   NORTH 2, GROUP 1 16-Somerset Tech at 1-Dayton 7-Glen Ridge at 2-Roselle Park   CENTRAL JERSEY, GROUP 2 9-Raritan at 1-Gov. Livingston   NON-PUBLIC, […]