Legendary New Providence football coach Frank Bottone passes at age 86; Winningest gridiron coach in Union County

He guided Pioneers to 8 state championships

Legendary New Providence football coach Frank Bottone has passed at the age of 86. He will truly be missed by not only his family and the New Providence community, but by a New Jersey football community that came to know him over the past 50 years. Bottone went out a winner, the last game he coached […]

10 Union County football teams qualify for the playoffs; North 2, Group 1 matchup pits Roselle Park at Glen Ridge

SUMMIT – Now the games really matter. Let the playoffs commence! In Union County 10 of its 17 teams qualified, including Westfield, which for the first time is the top seed in North 2, Group 5. The two-time defending champion Blue Devils are 8-0 for the third straight year and have the state’s longest winning […]

Garretson is not mentioned, yet looms over Hillside mayoral debate

Garretson is not mentioned, yet  looms over Hillside mayoral debate

HILLSIDE, NJ — Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson was not mentioned by name among those vying to replace her, yet she loomed large at the mayoral candidates debate at Abraham P. Morris Early Childhood Center on Wednesday, Oct. 25. “We have to stop hiring people at top salaries, crony political appointments, hiring people who don’t deserve their […]

Cranford football posts impressive 2nd half comeback to notch first win; Roselle Park is Union County’s first 4-0 team

Linden sophomore quarterback Marshall produces 5TD game to remember

Elizabeth, Cranford and Roselle Park all won on the road at teams that were 2-0. Not bad. Linden also produced a huge road victory, winning in a shootout over a team it had not beaten since 2014. Also not bad. Johnson also defeated a team that was 2-0 – doing so at home – and […]

All 17 Union County football teams scheduled to play Sept. 15; Rare weekend when none will play on Saturday

Big matchup: Westfield at Ridge, a battle of 1-0 Watchung Division teams with the Westfield Blue Devil defense attempting to halt the Ridge Red Devil offense

All 17 Union County football schools are scheduled to play Friday, Sept. 15, which will be a rare weekend when none are to play on Saturday. There are 12 games, including five featuring two Union County squads. Perhaps the most high profile matchup of the weekend is Westfield at Ridge, which is a battle of 1-0 […]

Dayton baseball standout Wuest continues to show positive signs in his rehab following emergency surgery

Dayton baseball coach Mike Abbate’s latest visit to Kessler to see the progress infielder Adam Wuest is making left him with nothing but positive things to say. “He’s doing a lot better and is now up on a walker,” said Abbate, moments after his Monday, July 17 excursion to West Orange. “He’s able to balance […]

Union Catholic mentor Matthews will attempt to become only 4th girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 victories; Vikings host South Plainfield Feb. 22

One more victory in Union Catholic’s best season in more than a decade will include another coaching milestone by one of Union County’s most respected teachers of the game. Kathy Matthews is one victory shy of becoming just the fourth girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 wins. Union Catholic’s first opportunity to […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here; Boys’ Watchung and Valley titles and girls’ Mountain crown still up for grabs

Below are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Feb. 13 and overall records through games played Saturday, Feb. 11. In the boys’ Union County Conference, the Watchung and Valley division titles have still not been decided. Patrick School clinched at least a tie for the Watchung Division crown with […]

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