Cranford girls’ soccer tops Union in home-opener; Murray, Butler, Korzeneski notch goals for Cougars

Kayla Velosa-Lima scores for Farmers

CRANFORD – You have to put the ball in the net. Dominating field possession or dominating the game or any kind of dominance at all is well and fine, but if you don’t put the ball in the net it doesn’t matter. The Union girls’ soccer team – ranked among the best in the state […]

Elizabeth, New Providence football both 2-0 for first time in 3 years; Hillside on 5-game winning streak

Senior RB George starred for Linden in win that snapped Westfield's 37-game winning streak

For the first time since 2015, Elizabeth and New Providence are 2-0. For the first time since 2014, Hillside is 1-0 and Westfield is 0-1. Westfield still has a good team and will win its share of games. The Blue Devils saw their second-longest winning streak – that of 37 games which included three straight […]

Eight Union County football teams open this weekend with the other eight prepping for their second games; Thirteen clashes kick off Sept. 7 and one on Sept. 8

1-0 Elizabeth at 1-0 Union and Westfield seeks to extend its state-leading 37-game winning streak at Watchung Division rival Linden, the last team it lost to 4 years ago

Eight Union County football teams open this weekend, including Brearley hosting Highland Park, Dayton hosting Belvidere, Summit at Montgomery, Hillside at Middlesex, Somerville vs. Rahway at Rahway River Park, Cranford at North Plainfield, Westfield at Linden and Scotch Plains at North Hunterdon. All of those games are scheduled for Friday night. The lone Saturday game […]

Union football, sparked by returning junior QB Sanborn, rallies late to tie game and then thwarts Linden 14-7 in OT; Farmers tied contest with 49 seconds remaining

Lucien scores game-winning TD and first-year placekicker Casas kicks 2 huge extra points; Marshall scores for Linden; Both teams played their hearts out

UNION – The Union football team defeated Linden 14-7 in overtime in Friday night season-opening Mid-State 36 Conference-Watchung Division action at Cooke Memorial Field. Linden scored first in the second quarter and then Union tied the game with 49 seconds left. Union had the ball first in overtime and took the lead on a running […]

High school football season in Union County kicks off 3 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30; At Frey Field in Berkeley Heights it will be Johnson vs. Gov. Livingston

The high school football season in New Jersey kicks off Thursday, Aug. 30 and in Union County it will commence at 3 p.m. in Berkeley Heights when Mid-State 36 Conference teams Johnson and Governor Livingston clash. Later Thursday at 7 p.m. New Providence will play at Middlesex in the first scheduled Union County vs. Middlesex […]

Union football preview – Farmers boast real strong passing attack

UNION – After a “What If” season that included three straight one-point losses – the third one in overtime – the Farmers are anxious to pummel opponents this time and leave no doubt about it. Union possesses a strong passing attack behind returning junior quarterback Andrew Sanborn and senior wide receiver Isaiah Stewart, a Scotch […]

Union County coaches Chiola at Linden and Williams at Roselle talk about the many twists and turns of upcoming 2018 campaign; Both open on road Aug. 31 and do not play on Thanksgiving this year

The start of the 2018 high school football season in New Jersey – one with many changes – kicks off one week from this Thursday – Aug. 30. Union County squads begin to have their game-scrimmages this week, with Linden and Plainfield the first to have theirs, both scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 22. Linden will […]

Union County football game-scrimmages commence this week, conclude next

Game-scrimmages for Union County football teams commence this week – week of Monday, Aug. 20 – and conclude next week – week of Monday, Aug. 27. Here’s the list: UNION COUNTY FOOTBALL GAME-SCRIMMAGES: UNION: Aug. 24 Summit, 11 a.m. BREARLEY: Aug. 30 Verona, 11 a.m. DAYTON: Aug. 30 at Keyport, 10 a.m. GOV. LIVINGSTON: Aug. […]

McCarthy Report praises plenty of Union County senior gridiron talent; State’s Top 20 college-bound senior football players also ranked here

High school football fans will soon see that Union County has some of the best players in the state. Standout seniors include linebacker Brian Ugwu of Hillside, running back BJ George of Linden and defensive lineman Rob Schork of Cranford, just to name a few. As has been the case for 60 years now, The […]

Where Union County football teams are situated for upcoming 2018 campaign; 8 of 16 open before Labor Day

First games are Thursday, Aug. 30

Where Union County football teams are situated for upcoming 2018 campaign; 8 of 16 open before Labor Day

High school football in New Jersey will take on an entirely different look and feel this season as playoff expansion has resulted in the re-shaping of classifications, schedules and so many other things. As stated on the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) website, the first official day of practice, still without pads, is Monday, […]