Sports

May 20, 2020

CRANFORD - Registration for The Cranford Police Athletic League (PAL) fall sports - Tackle, Flag, and Cheerleading - is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditionally, Fall Sports Registration opens on Memorial Day and extends the enrollment period through Independence Day.  As a result of ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to Catherine Blowe and Liam Loughlin on being selected as the Cranford High School UCIAC (Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference) Scholar Athlete Award winners. Each year, the school's athletic department selects a male and female student athlete who ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to Evan Kanterman on being selected the Cranford High School NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award winner. Throughout the year, the NJSIAA honors its student-athletes, schools, coaches, and officials for their achievements, sportsmanship, and dedication to athletics.  Each ...

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CRANFORD - Bob Wischusen, radio voice of the NY Jets and resident of Cranford, donated lunch to workers of the Union County COVID-19 drive-thru testing facility this past week.  Wischusen also took the time to greet his wife, Julie (red scarf in photo), a nurse who is volunteering her time ...

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CRANFORD - Brandon Haiser, is a freshman at Cranford High School, has been awarded the USA Gymnastics Academic All-American Recognition award, USA Gymnastics announced. Haiser currently trains at Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics in Roselle Park, where a Level 10 Gymnast. He began training in ...

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CRANFORD - Third time was the charm for the Cranford High School Ice Hockey program.  After back-to-back losses in the Kelly Cup finals to Millburn, the Cougars found themselves again in the championship round, but this time, against a new opponent, Verona-Glen Ridge. In their two earlier season ...

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CRANFORD - There were ups and downs, but the Cranford High School boys basketball team looks to take the momentum of its second-half of the season into next year.  The Cougars opened up the year on a 3-0 run before dropping nine of the next 11 games. As head coach Sean Trotter continued to ...

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CRANFORD - The young Cranford High School varsity girls basketball team, comprised of just one senior, finished its 2019-2020 season with a record of 10-15.  Cranford's starting lineup this year consisted of Elizabeth McCaffery, Gianna Toretta, Kirsten Williams, Amanda Vath, and Sarah O'Donnell.

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CRANFORD - In a season that some thought would be a rebuilding year, the Cranford High School silenced the naysayers with a 16-5 record, a sixth consecutive Union County Tournament team title, and District 14 title.  "As a whole, the season was a success," said head coach Pat Gorman. "We had a ...

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CRANFORD - Cranford High School has been named the No. 46 top public high school in New Jersey for athletes, according to the latest Niche best school rankings. "The athletic success of our students is a direct reflection of the Cranford community," said athletic director Darren ...

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CRANFORD - The Cranford Wrestling program is no stranger to success. From the PAL (Police Athletic League) Youth program all the way to the High School Varsity team, there is little Cranford Wrestling has not accomplished. Yet this year’s Central Jersey Youth Varsity team did something special ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Patrick Blowe signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Holy Cross.  "I went up there four or five times and I just loved the coaches and fell in love with the campus," said Blowe. "I have some friends who went up there ...

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CRANFORD - Three days after an upset victory over top-seeded Verona in the Kelly Cup finals, the Cranford Cougars had at least one more trick up their sleeve. Senior Luke Pachkowski scored the game-winning goal in overtime to lead 15th-seeded Cranford past 18th-seeded Ramapo, 5-4, in the ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Evan Kanterman signed his National Letter of Intent to play football at Pace University.  "I did a lot of camps there for a while and I liked the school," said Kanterman. "I liked the football program, the coaches, and I really liked ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Liam Loughlin signed his National Letter of Intent to play lacrosse at Virginia Military Institute.  "Since middle school, I've always wanted to serve Army, Navy, or whatever it be," said Loughlin. "I wasn't really getting recruited to ...

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CRANFORD - Liam Kwiatkowski picked the right day to have a career game. Kwiatkowski knocked-down four three-pointers and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line to lead 14th-seeded Cranford past 19th-seeded Johnson, 62-46, in the first round of the Union County Tournament on Wednesday ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Ryan Aszklar and Amanda Newport. Aszklar, a member of the winter track team, placed second in the State Sectional meet and then topped it off with a Union County Championship with a personal best throw of 51’6”.

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CRANFORD - Jake Icklan scored the game-winning goal on power play with 6:18 remaining to lead second-seeded Cranford past third-seeded Oratory, 2-1, in the semifinal round of the Kelly Cup on Monday at Warinanco Ice Skating Center.  Oratory's Thomas LaMonte was whistled for a two-minute delay of ...

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CRANFORD – Catherine Blowe represented Cranford High School at the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration this past Sunday. At the Richie Regan Rec Center on the campus of Seton Hall University, an awards luncheon held nearly 200 ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Elizabeth McCaffery and Dennis DeMarino. McCaffery and DeMarino have also been named the Union County Conference Athletes of the Week. McCaffery, a junior guard on the varsity girls basketball team, had 17 ...

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CRANFORD - The final score may not indicate it, but it came down to the wire.  After dropping four of the first five matches, the fourth-seeded Cougars took seven of the next nine to defeat fifth-seeded Middletown South, 40-25, in the quarterfinal (first) round of the North Jersey, Section 2, ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and his coaches, Connor Katz signed his national letter of intent to play football at Georgetown University.  "It's a great education and Division I athletics," said Katz on his decision to commit to Georgetown.  Katz spent the past two seasons as ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Jake Cermak and Marina Nunziato. Cermak, a junior on the varsity bowling team, bowled a perfect game in the preliminary round of the Union County Tournament last week, helping lead the Cougars to the team ...

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CRANFORD - Revenge is oh so sweet. Cranford's Luke DiGiovanni pinned Union County 138 lb Champion Nicholas Stampoulos of Brearley as Cranford cruised past Brearley, 72-12, on Wednesday night. Digiovanni and Stampoulos faced off last month in the final round of the Union County ...

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CRANFORD - Senior goalie Harry Devenny stopped 24 shots as Cranford shut out Watchung Hills, 5-0, on Senior Night. Devenny's 24th save of the night was also the 1,500th of his career. He now has four shut outs on the season. Cranford honored nine seniors before Monday night's game for Senior ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Colin Murray & Maggie O'Donnell. Murray, as just a sophomore, leads the varsity wrestling team in wins, takedowns and team points this season, and is tied for the most pins. Last week against Governor ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Maggie Murray and Harry Devenney. Murray, who just finished up her senior season on the girls varsity soccer team, was named a 2019 Top 20 player in North Jersey Section 2 and a Top 20 player statewide by ...

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CRANFORD - Michael Schneider and Luke Pachkowski each scored a goal as third-seeded Cranford defeated sixth-seeded Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-0, in the first round of the Union County Tournament, on Monday at Warinanco Ice Skating Center. After a scoreless first period, Schneider got Cranford on ...

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CRANFORD - After a 3-0 start to the season, the Cranford boys basketball program found themselves in the middle of a five-game losing streak and losers in six of their last seven. That losing skid has come to an end. Joe Carrea scored a game-high 17 points along with four rebounds and three ...

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CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Justin Alpaugh-McLean and Evan Kanterman. Kanterman and Alpaugh-McLean, both seniors on the varsity wrestling team, won their respective weight class titles this weekend at the Union County Tournament and helped ...

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