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GIRLS SOCCER: Hat Trick by Williamson Sends Cougars to Sectional Finals

November 6, 2018

CRANFORD - Friday's quarterfinal round performance against Mendham was ugly. The weather for Tuesday's semifinal round game was even uglier. Regardless, the Cranford girls soccer team is heading to the sectional finals. 

Lauren Williamson recorded a hat trick to help power second-seeded Cranford past sixth-seeded Millburn, 7-2, in the semifinal round of the North ...

FOOTBALL: Schork Steps Up in Shriner's Absence, Sends Cranford to Semifinals

CRANFORD - The versatility of Rob Schork was on display once again on Friday night for the Cranford Cougars football team. 

Early in the game, Cranford starting running back Jimmy Shriner exited due to injury and didn't return. The Cougars are deep at running back with the combination of Shriner, Michael Kalnins, and Cole Zuckerman typically seeing action each ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Murray, Williamson Send Cougars to Semifinals

CRANFORD - "Ugly, but we found a way," were the exact words of Cranford girls soccer head coach Andrew Gagliardo after Friday afternoon's victory. 

Maggie Murray and Lauren Williamson each scored a goal to lead second-seeded Cranford past seventh-seeded Mendham, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 ...

Cranford High School Athlete of the Week: Lindsay Aschmies

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Athlete of the Week, Lindsay Aschmies. A senior on the varsity cross country team, Aschmies recently took first place at the Union County Conference Championship.

Aschmies helped Cranford take second place in the conference and seventh in the county. She finished with a 5K time of 20:13, and ...

9-Peat: Lyght Scores Both Goals, Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins UCT Final, 2-0, Over Cranford

UNION, NJ — When the 2018 season started, a main storyline in Union County girls’ soccer was that Scotch Plains-Fanwood was down and Cranford, bolstered by the addition of academy players, was the team to beat.

The Raiders had graduated the majority of their co-county championship team last season, and had many new faces starting. Reloaded teams like Cranford and Union were ...

Girls Soccer: UCT Final a Family Affair for the Ewings

CRANFORD — Whether Scotch Plains-Fanwood or Cranford wins Friday’s Union County Tournament (UCT) Final, it will be a bitter sweet time in the Ewing household. 

Longtime Scotch Plains-Fanwood head coach Kevin Ewing will be leading his team on one sideline of Kean University’s Alumni Stadium, trying to mastermind the Raiders’ ninth-consecutive UCT championship. But, ...

Cranford High School Athletes of the Week: Jon Iosso and Erin Infante

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Jon Iosso and Erin Infante.

Iosso, a senior on the varsity cross country team, finished 7th overall at the Union County Conference Individual Championships this past week. 

"Going into it, we weren't expecting too much, but then the first mile, we went out ...

GIRLS SOCCER: Double-Overtime Goal Sends Cougars to Union County Tournament Championship

CLARK - Kenzie Butler scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to give top-seeded Cranford a 2-1 victory over fifth-seeded Summit in the semifinal round of the Union County Tournament at Arthur L. Johnson High School on Saturday afternoon. 

All game long, the Cougars noticed that Summit goalie Sophie Zachara wasn't getting much on her goal kicks. Butler ...

FOOTBALL: Shriner Runs for 4 Touchdowns in Cranford Win

SOMERVILLE - The Cranford High School Cougars dominated the line of scrimmage and controlled the ball on the ground, grinding out a 35-7 win against the Immaculata High School Spartans Friday night at Brook Field.

Jimmy Shriner led the run game with 14 carries for 111 yards and four touchdowns, including a 69-yard TD run on the first play of Cranford's opening drive.

"We ...

Cranford High School Athletes of the Week: Makayla Cartnick and Jack McAleavey

CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week’s Athletes of the Week, Makayla Cartnick and Jack McAleavey.  

Cartnick, a junior on the varsity volleyball team, had a total of 22 kills this week as an outside hitter, averaging 5.5 per game. Following the high school season, Cartnick will continue playing with the club team.

"I started when I was ...


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