Sports

October 16, 2018

CRANFORD - The Cranford High School girls soccer team entered this season having not beaten either of its two biggest rivals, Westfield and Scotch Plains-Fanwood, since 2015.  As of Tuesday, Cranford had already swept the season series against Westfield, but not yet faced Scotch ...

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CRANFORD - As the weather gets colder, athletes know the time they spend warming up becomes that much more important. With a chilly Saturday afternoon matchup hovering near the 50 degree mark, head coach Andrew Gagliardo had his girls going through their usual pre-game warm up routine, but with ...

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CRANFORD - Coming off a crushing 50-7 loss to Somerville last week, the Cranford Cougars faced another tough matchup in the 5-0 Summit Hilltoppers.  Averaging just under 42 points per game, Summit had been leaning heavily on the hard-running of Max Jackson, who had eclipsed 100 yards on the ...

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CRANFORD - Connor Blazek and James Coleman each scored a goal to lead sixth-seeded Cranford past 14th-seeded Johnson, 2-0, in the first round of the Union County Tournament, at Memorial Field on Tuesday.  It took nearly 61 minutes for the Cougars to get on the board, but the first goal came when ...

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CRANFORD - Bee Iosso and Connor Blazek have been named the Cranford High School Athletes of the Week.  Iosso, a senior on the gymnastics team, recently won the All Around at the Cougar Invitational, while also taking first place titles on the beam, vault, and bars. Blazek, a junior on the ...

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CRANFORD - The 17th Cougar Invitational was held this past Thursday at Cranford High School. The meet was a tightly contested event as Cranford, Westfield, and Summit put together some of their best performances of the season, but in the end it was Cranford, ranked No. 4 in the NJ.com Top 10, who ...

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CRANFORD - We have reached the midpoint of the 2018 Fall High School Sports season. The NJSIAA State Tournament will be here before we know it, but before that, the Union County Tournament is about to begin. Let's take a look at where our Cranford High School teams have been seeded.  BOYS ...

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CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer team is currently undefeated, sitting on a ten-game win streak to open the season 10-0. On Oct. 2, the Lady Owls shut out Ocean County College by a score of 10-0. The previous week, on Sept. 25, the National Junior College Athletic Association ...

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CRANFORD - Laurel Teel scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to give Cranford a 1-0 victory over Westfield, on Tuesday.  It was Teel's first goal of the season, and even she couldn't believe it bent in.  "I didn't think that it was going to go in, so when it went in I was like ...

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CRANFORD - Two weeks ago, the Cranford girls soccer team made its debut on NJ.com's Top 20 at No. 12. This week, the lady Cougars jumped up to No. 9, and were a heavy favorite on Saturday when they traveled to take on unranked Union.  Union struck first with a goal by Isabella Grof-Tisza in the ...

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CRANFORD -  The Cranford High School football team took to the field, looking to bounce back from a 22-0 shutout loss at the hands of Rahway last week, but found themselves shorthanded as they had a date with the 2017 NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 3 runner-up Voorhees Vikings. With ...

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CRANFORD - Sophia McMullan, the starting goalie on the Cranford High School varsity field hockey team since her sophomore year, recorded her 500th career save on Monday against Columbia.  Teammates on the sideline stood anxiously with a congratulatory poster as the opening whistle blew. McMullan ...

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CRANFORD - After scoring 77 points in the first two games, not many would have predicted that the Cranford High School football team would be looking at a zero on the scoreboard at the final whistle.  Both teams were staring at zeros late into the third quarter until Rahway quarterback ...

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CRANFORD - For the first time this season, the Cranford High School girls soccer team has made the NJ.com weekly Top 20 Ranking.  Last week, the Cougars defeated No. 17 Union 3-1 on Tuesday, then used that momentum to knock off No. 8 Westfield 4-1 on Thursday. Cranford had dropped its past three ...

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CRANFORD - Another strong defensive showing and run game powered Cranford over Gov. Livingston, 35-0, on Friday night at the home opener at Memorial Field. Michael Kalnins and Jimmy Shriner combined for 163 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Though the defense was strong the whole game, ...

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CRANFORD - If you haven't bought-in to the potential of the Cranford High School's girls soccer program yet, it might be time. On Tuesday, the Cougars defeated Union, No. 17 in the state according to NJ.com, 3-1. Cranford, who entered the week unranked, may have pulled off the biggest upset of ...

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WARREN, NJ - The Watchung Hills Girls soccer team shut out Cranford on Saturday, 2-0. “Very pleased with our effort today, bouncing back from a tough loss against a very good team in Cranford,” said WHRHS head coach Brian Figuerido.  “The players responded very well to the challenge today, and ...

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CRANFORD - Expectations are high this year in regards to the Cranford High School football program. Running back Jimmy Shriner is back to build upon his 2017 season and quarterback Connor Katz looks to remain healthy after missing much of last year with an injury. So far so good as Shriner and ...

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CRANFORD – The Cranford High School girls soccer program scored just 28 goals last season (8-11-1) and were shutout nine times. This year, the team will benefit from the addition of a couple of new players who chose to play only academy soccer last season. At Tuesday’s scrimmage against ...

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CRANFORD - Looking to build off of some bright spots from Tuesday's quad meet scrimmage with Roselle, Middletown South, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood high schools, the Cranford High School football program hosted Carteret for another scrimmage on Friday.  Each team had five possessions on offense ...

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CRANFORD - After graduating more than 50 percent of last season's roster, the 2018 Cranford High School boys soccer program took the field for its first scrimmage of the year, Wednesday morning against Piscataway. Despite graduating 13, the Cougars are not looking at a youth movement. In fact, ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford High School football team used Tuesday's quad meet with Abraham Clark, Middletown South, and Scotch Plains-Fanwood high schools to get a closer look at its potential new starters. Memorial Football Field was split in half with two teams on each side participating in ...

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CRANFORD – The Cranford High School field hockey team saw its first live game-action Monday afternoon with a scrimmage against Old Bridge. Cranford and Old Bridge played two 30-minute running-clock halves. The official start of field hockey pre-season practice began on August 13th. After four ...

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CRANFORD - Union County College Women’s Basketball player Yamel Abreu of Elizabeth, participated in the 11thAnnual National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All-Star Showcase from July 27-29. Held at Georgia State University, Yamel was one of 40 student-athletes from across the nation ...

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CRANFORD - USA Wrestling announced the four athletes who will compete in wrestling for Team USA at the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, pending approval by the United States Olympic Committee. One is none other than Cranford’s Robert Howard. The Youth Olympic Games will be held ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford PAL Flag Football Program is happy to announce a new partnership with the former NFL players at National Flex Football (NFX). With the partnership, PAL is integrating the Flex Football program into its flag football program and creating one of the safest new sports programs ...

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EDISON, NJ -- The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison has hired Greg Fahey as its new head boys’ basketball coach. Fahey, 27, is excited to bring his energy, experience and work ethic to a program that has struggled in recent years. The Rams are coming off a 4-17 season under Eugene Maxwell, who ...

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CRANFORD - All of the tournaments and hard work that Cranford High School senior Johnny Bush has put into this summer are paying off. The 17-year-old and fifth-seeded Bush, who plays out of Plainfield Country Club, defeated 15-year-old freshman and second-seeded Dean Greyserman out of Crestmont ...

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CRANFORD - Erin Esposito and Karena Andreassen of Cranford were part of the championship-winning 2021 East team at the Maverik National Lacrosse Classic, which was held July 16-19 at the DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, DE. The 2021 East regional team defeated a previously undefeated South ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself. 16-year old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, ...

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