Sports

December 5, 2018

CRANFORD - Following a 14-goal and 16-assist season, Cranford High School junior Maggie Murray has been named the Union County Conference Player of the Year by NJ.com. Murray's breakout year helped lead Cranford, the Union County Conference Champions, to an 18-4 record (12-0 at home), the second ...

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CRANFORD – The Union County College Women’s Soccer Team traveled to Rockford, IL, to compete in the 2018 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Women’s Soccer National Tournament and finished third in the nation. After winning their first game in the tournament, they fell to #2 Delta ...

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CRANFORD - When the opportunity came for Mike Ozolnieks to become head coach of his high school alma matter, he didn't think twice. Since its inception in 1992, the Cranford High School hockey team had been coached by one man, Richard Hurley. Hurley announced his retirement following the 2017-18 ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - Tailgate with Former NY Giants Ottis Anderson, Jay Alford, Eric Dorsey, and Bill Neill and let them give you insight on what went wrong this season and how to fix it….FAST! Join in on the fun this coming Sunday, December 9, at the Shackamaxon Country Club located at 100 ...

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CRANFORD - Wednesday morning, one of the top high school golfers in state, Johnny Bush, signed his national letter of intent to play at Campbell University in North Carolina. "It's a top golf program," said Bush of his decision to sign with Campbell University. "It's top 50 in the county for ...

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CRANFORD - Accompanied by family, friends, and her coaches, Mackenzie Butler signed her national letter of intent to play at Lynn University in Florida.  "I was really interested in their soccer program, and I also want to study early education," said Butler of her decision to sign with Lynn ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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