CRANFORD - Congratulations to this week's Cranford High School Athletes of the Week, Julia Hulse and Dennis DeMarino.
Hulse, a freshman on the varsity cross country team, was the top finisher for the girls team at both the recent conference and county championship meets. At the conference championship, she ran a personal-best time of 20:56, and at the county championship she finished with a time of 21:42. Hulse will look to help lead the girls team in the state sectional meet on Saturday.
DeMarino, a junior on the varsity football team, rushed for 164 yards and scored two touchdowns in the second-half to help the Cougars rally to beat Summit 35-20 and qualify for the Group IV playoffs. Fifth-seeded Cranford (5-3) will take on fourth-seeded Irvington (6-3) on the road in the first round on Saturday at 4 p.m.