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 […]

Roselle Park softball seeks to capture program-record 4th straight sectional title; Panthers host Whippany Park May 28

For the fourth year in a row the Roselle Park softball team will be playing for a sectional championship. To even reach four straight sectional finals is quite an achievement. You first have to put yourself in the position of making the states. Then you need to be among the top teams in the section […]

Scotch Plains baseball – behind solid Merkel pitching, 11 hits and clean defense – tops Watchung Division rival Elizabeth in home-opener; Ramos hits safely twice in 1st

Kirian slugs 3-run triple to center in 3rd

SCOTCH PLAINS – Elizabeth quickly had first and second and nobody out in the top of the first after leadoff batter Izzy Santana smoked a single to left and lefty swinging Andre Tirso walked. Then Scotch Plains pitcher Nick Merkel noticed something behind him. “I saw the runner at second base jump, he was leaning,” […]

Union County vs. Union County matchups in Region 4 finals at Union include: RP’s Leo vs. Brearley’s Phillips at 113 and Westfield’s Composto vs. RP’s Hummel at 126; All 14 top seeds advanced to Feb. 23 finals, which will begin at 3 p.m.

Montgomery vs. Jones again at 132

UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLERS WHO REACHED THE REGION 4 SEMIFINALS: 106: 2-Kaelan Francois, Rahway, lost 113: 5-Quinn Gimblette, Westfield, lost 3-Brandon Bowles, Scotch Plains, lost 1-Patrick Phillips, Brearley, won 2-Gabrile Leo, Roselle Park, won 120: 5-Chris Dalmau, Rahway, lost 1-Luke Hoerle, Westfield, won 126: 2-CJ Composto, Westfield, won 1-Eddie Hummel, Roselle Park, won 132: […]

Rahway boys’ basketball tops visiting Summit 59-54 to clinch 4th straight UCC-Valley Division crown; Pendleton leads all scorers with 24

Sidebottom, with 18 points, and Baier, with 16, excel for Hilltoppers; Indians win 9th straight to improve to 16-1

RAHWAY – How valuable is senior guard Zion Pendleton to the Rahway boys’ basketball team? For starters, he was the only Indian to score in double digits Thursday vs. division rival Summit. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, after Summit pulled to within two thanks to the hustle and determination […]

Linden bowlers, behind team effort, repeat as UCT champions; Elizabeth sophomore Noel is girls’ champ

Golabek leads Tigers with 280 game that includes 11 strikes

If there was any pressure of sorts it was on the Linden Tiger bowlers as they were the top seed and defending champion, seeking a second consecutive Union County Tournament championship last week. Lifted by a total team effort that included all six bowlers playing a key role, Linden was successful in obtaining its goal […]

Overlook Medical Center recognized for eco efforts

SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center’s nearly decadelong effort to reduce its environmental footprint has officially been recognized. The hospital, which is part of Atlantic Health System, was among 68 medical centers nationwide named to a list of environmentally friendly and sustainable hospitals and health systems in Becker’s Hospital Review for 2018. The magazine’s review […]


Riley Haggerty, girls soccer “Despite only being a junior, Riley has had an impact at the varsity level of girls’ soccer in the past two seasons. She played a different position at the end of the season and helped Union reach Group 4, Section 2 semifinals. Riley is also at the top of her class […]

Summit football sees state championship season conclude at 10-2; Hilltoppers fall to Ramapo 42-22 in first-ever North, Group 3 Bowl Game

Senior RB Jackson rushes for 120 yards and 2 TDs; Junior RB Lusardi gains 129 yards on nine attempts; Tyler scores Summit's final TD

EAST RUTHERFORD – No matter how much you game-plan to prevent a formidable aerial attack it almost doesn’t matter. If quarterback and wide receiver are on the same page – like Ramapo seniors AJ Wingfield and Max Baker have been all season long – all you can do is tip your hat. Wingfield threw five […]

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