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CHS Athletes of the Week: Jack Korzeneski & Katherine Russell

January 15, 2019

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week, Jack Korzeneski and Katherine Russell.

Jack, a senior on the varsity wrestling team entered the Union County Tournament as the eighth seed, beat the ninth seed then knocked off the first and fourth seeds before pinning the third seed in the finals to earn himself ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Big Second-Half Gives Cougars Victory Over South Plainfield

CRANFORD - Hunter Goff scored 21 points to lead Cranford past South Plainfield, 58-53, on Monday night.

The Cougar offense struggled in the first-half, scoring just 16 points to go into the half down 22-16. Goff, who had seven points in the first 16 minutes, exploded for 12 in the third quarter to give Cranford a two-point lead heading to the final eight minutes. 

"We missed a lot ...

WRESTLING: Cougars Win 5th Straight Union County Tournament Championship

CRANFORD - The Cranford High School wrestling program remains the top dog in Union County. 

13 of 14 Cougar wresters placed on Saturday to lead Cranford to its fifth straight Union County Championship.

138 Jack Korzeneski and 152 AJ Bencivenga took home first place. 2nd place finishers were 145 Connor Halpin, 160 Kyell Roper, and 170 Evan Kanterman. 3rd place ...

WRESTLING: 6 Pins Lead Cranford Past Linden

CRANFORD - The meet opened just as it closed - Cranford pinfall victories. 

The Cougars scored six falls to take a 63-15 victory over Linden on Wednesday night. 

Conor Halpin got things started with a third period pin at 145 pounds and Jack Korzenski finished things off with a third period fall of his own at 138 pounds. Along with their six pins, the ...

CHS Athletes of the Week: Ryan Aszklar & Lauren Williamson

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Ryan Aszklar & Lauren Williamson.

Aszklar, a junior on the winter track team, led the Cougars to a 9th place team finish at the Union County Championships this past weekend with a personal best throw in the shot put of 38’5”.

"It's really cool," ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Williamson Scores 25 in Cougar Victory

CRANFORD - Lauren Williamson scored a career-high 25 points to lead Cranford to a 54-47 victory over Watchung Hills, on Monday.

"We've come really far," said Cranford head coach Jackie Dyer. "We started off really slow, then we got over a little hump, and now things are looking good."

Trailing 15-9 after one, Williamson, along with Kirsten ...

WRESTLING: Cougars Defeat Elizabeth and Hopewell Valley to Remain Undefeated

CRANFORD - Cranford is 3-for-3 to start the year.

The Cougars opened their season on the road with a thrilling 39-33 victory over Rahway on Wednesday. On Friday, it was a bit easier at their home-opener as they took an easy 56-17 victory over Elizabeth. 

Cranford trailed Elizabeth 17-6 after the first five matches, but the Cougars took the final nine ...

BOYS BASKETBALL: Cougars Get First Win Under Coach Trotter

CRANFORD - Cranford High School alumni-turned-coach gets the first win of his career. Sound familiar? It is.

Two weeks ago, Mike Ozolnieks, a Cranford ice hockey alum and now head coach earned his first victory at the helm. On Tuesday night, Sean Trotter follow suit and received his first head coach victory of the Cranford boys basketball program.

The Cougars took on the ...

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Cougars Win Home Opener vs. SPFW

CRANFORD - Lauren Williamson led the way with a game-high 16 points and seven steals as Cranford defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 45-25, on Friday night. 

"I'm really pleased with the way we played," said Cranford head coach Jackie Dyer. "We're kind of like a newer team. We have a lot new players and we've had our ups and downs in the preseason, but ...

SOCCER: Maggie Murray Named Union County Conference Player of the Year

CRANFORD - Following a 14-goal and 16-assist season, Cranford High School junior Maggie Murray has been named the Union County Conference Player of the Year by

Murray's breakout year helped lead Cranford, the Union County Conference Champions, to an 18-4 record (12-0 at home), the second best in the program's history. Though the Cougars didn't bring home a tournament ...


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Wrestling: Bistany Wins First Ever Match at Maglio Gym, But Sayreville Spoils Saint Joseph (Met) Home Opener, 75-6

January 12, 2019

METUCHEN, NJ – In the first wrestling match at the Vincent Maglio Gym on Friday, Jan. 11, undefeated Sayreville (13-0) defeated St. Joseph, 75-6, but only after Anthony Bistany (106 lbs.) got the Falcons on the board with a win by pinning his opponent, Tristian Hildalgo at 2:34.

Bistany, a freshman from North Brunswick, wrestled in middle school and is one of only a few athletes on the ...