12U Cranford Gold Wins Softball Tournament

July 15, 2018

CRANFORD - On the weekend of July 6th, Cranford Baseball and Softball League hosted their annual 12U Softball Tournament. Due to a rainstorm, the games on Friday night were canceled and one team dropped out last minute, requiring the 12UA (Cranford Gold) Girls to play four games on Saturday, July 7th. Due to the heat and number of games, they certainly didn’t ...

Cranford High's Johnny Bush Plays at AJGA Polo Golf Junior Classic

WESTFIELD - Just 1.7 miles from his high school, Cranford senior Johnny Bush gladly accepted an invitation this week to play in one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the country.

Bush shot 21-over-par (79-79-76--234) and missed the cut after Thursday’s third round of the 41st annual American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) Polo Golf Junior Classic at the par 71, 7,078-yard ...

Varsity Baseball Season in Review

CRANFORD – Despite terrible weather for a majority of the season, the Cranford High School baseball team managed to squeeze out 21 games to finish with a 12-8-1 record.

Coming off a 21-8 2017 season, the Cougars graduated 11 seniors, including some big hitters in Ryan Bakie, Brian Oblachinski, and Tom Armstrong. Though the losses, the Cougars returned Jimmy Shriner, Tyler Szczech, and ...

Cranford High Student Competes at U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier

SCOTCH PLAINS - Cranford High School soon-to-be senior Johnny Bush took his shot to qualify for a USGA championship on Wednesday.

Bush shot a 6-over-par 76 (38-38) to finish in a five-way tie for 21st place in a U.S. Junior Amateur Sectional Qualifier at the par 70, 6,558-yard Shackamaxon Country Club in nearby Scotch Plains.

65 golfers, including 54 from the Garden ...

Varsity Boys Lacrosse Season in Review

CRANFORD – Going from a 7-11 finish in 2017 to an 11-7 record this season, Cranford High School boys lacrosse head coach Al Reinoso described the season as a surprising, but well deserved turn around.

Last year, it took the Cougars more than half of the season to really find themselves. Through the first nine games, their record was 1-8, and though 12 games it was 2-10. Despite the ...

Cranford Boys Lacrosse Summer Camp

The Cranford boys lacrosse summer camp is scheduled to be held July 16-19, 2018. The camp will be run by Al Reinoso, head coach of CHS boys lacrosse, and is open to boys grades one through nine. 

Outstanding Staff includes:

JJ Hoeffler –   Assistant Coach Cranford High School, Ex-Collegiate Head Coach


Springfield’s Anthony Cioffi’s Dream Realized, Now a Member of CFL’s Ottawa Redblacks

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second journey has been made a reality for Springfield’s hometown hero.

Just a little over nine months ago, former Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton football standout Anthony Cioffi was released on the final day of roster cut downs from the National Football League’s Oakland Raiders on September 2.

On Sunday, Cioffi (No. 35) officially became a member of the ...

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Season in Review

CRANFORD – Despite graduating its leading scorer from last season, the Cranford High School girls’ lacrosse team saw a two-win improvement.

In 2017, the Cougars finished 6-11. Jeannie Padden had a team-high 45 goals to go along with 21 assists. Right behind her though was Grace Power with 43 goals and 16 assists.

This year, Cranford improved to 8-9, and it was Power who led ...

Varsity Softball Season in Review

CRANFORD – After finishing 11-9 and making it to the state tournament semifinals, the Cranford High School softball program will graduate nine seniors.

The graduation of this year’s seniors will be bittersweet for head coach Heather West. West just completed her fourth year as head coach, and some of the seniors have been with her since her first day on the job.

“They were ...

Mudturtles Host First of a Kind Rugby Tournament

CRANFORD – The Union County Mudturtles RFC (Rugby Football Club), an active club in Cranford since 1974, hosted its first ever Middle School Rugby Tournament on Sunday at Unami Park Cranford, the home of the Mudturtles.

It was an invitational youth tackle tournament, the only of its kind to be held in New Jersey, and one of a few in the country. The tournament consisted of seven teams ...

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Union County College Track and Field Team Competed in NJCAA Division III Championship

July 10, 2018

CRANFORD – Student-athletes on the Union County College women’s and men’s track and field teams competed in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championship from May 10-12, 2018, at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

For the women’s team, Chisom Chinedu place 2nd in the 100 and 400 meter hurdles. Tochi ...