Sports

August 16, 2018

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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CRANFORD – For the 25th Anniversary of the New Jersey Snapple Bowl, Cranford High School sent safety Elijah Arroyo, linebacker Dylan Budnick, and offensive tackle Jack Carroll to represent Team Union County against Team Middlesex County. Since its inception, the Snapple Bowl has raised $642,000, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The top-seeded Westfield High School varsity baseball team advanced in the quarterfinal round of the Union County Tournament with a 6-3 victory over Cranford on Saturday. Westfield (12-6) scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to break a 3-3 tie in a game that was a ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Cranford High School senior Joshua Cadet will run track and field at Wagner College in the fall. Cadet signed his letter of intent on Wednesday alongside his mother, Tracy, his twin brother Josiah and his coaches from both track and football. “Wagner is nice, nearby and I liked ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team defeated Governor Livingston, 11-6, in a home game on Saturday. Hunter Brogan scored five goals, with Cole Blazek adding four goals and two assists. Conor Halpin and Ryan Echevarria each scored one goal, with Dante Cassaro and Michael ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School Varsity golf team hopes to improve on last year’s performance as they enter into the difficult part of the tournament season, according to coach William Ray. The golf team currently stands 7-1, with the only loss to Scotch Plains-Fanwood earlier this week.

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CRANFORD,  NJ – Dennis McCaffery, head baseball coach at Cranford High School, earned his 400th win last weekend when the Cougars won a double header against West New York and Linden. A baseball coach for 25 years, McCaffery is beloved among athletes, staff and parents. Although he’s seen an ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ – The Bulldogs bounced back Saturday with a 15-9 victory against Cranford High School.  The Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-1 lead in the first inning only to see Cranford narrow the lead to one run by the end of the fourth inning.  At the end of the second inning Dayton led 10-7.  ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Cranford Girls Lacrosse Team won against Governor Livingston, 15-9, in an away game on Tuesday. Grace Power recorded six goals and four assists to lead Cranford to victory. Abby Ganley scored five goals with one assist while Alyssa Gesslein has two goals with two ...

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BRONX, NY – As baseball approaches the April 15 anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s breaking the color barrier, a new book, BABE RUTH - A Superstar’s Legacy by Jerry Amernic, makes the case that The Bambino never got the coveted opportunity to become a big-league manager for fear that he might push ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Led by Noah Costanzo's five goals, Scotch Plains-Fanwood topped Saint Joseph High School (Metuchen) in a seesaw battle at Wexler Field on a sunny but brisk Saturday morning.  The speedy Anthony Porter, who seemed to be everywhere the ball went, had four assists in the game.

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CRANFORD, NJ -- In the annual Cole's Cup game, Jack Brady scored two goals and had three assists to lead Scotch Plains-Fanwood to victory, 9-7, over Cranford. Noah Costanzo and Alex Oslislo had two goals each. Anthony Porter scored a goal and added two assists. Aidan Guma and Matt Monroy each ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford High School wrestling program aims to satisfy every food craving with a food truck festival this month. Proceeds from the festival will support the program. “Season’s over, let’s eat,” CHS wrestling coach Pat Gorman said in a press release from the program. “It’s ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Big Scotch Plains-Fanwood lefty Danny Wilkinson had it going on the mound and at the plate in Saturday's home-opening win against Cranford on Saturday afternoon. The junior threw 100 pitches in five shutout innings and hit two doubles for the Raiders.  The Raiders ...

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TRENTON, NJ -   A bill proposed which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football in the New Jersey Assembly is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature. The Bill  (A-3760) has been proposed by and is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed ...

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LINDEN, NJ – Cranford resident Dan Aulson joined a bowling league last summer to hang out with friends and have some fun. He didn’t realize that within less than one year, Aulson would complete a goal many bowlers never accomplish – bowling a perfect game. In bowling, a perfect game consists of ...

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