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Volleyball: Union Catholic Storms Into Semifinals of Union County Tournament

October 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- The Union Catholic volleyball team stormed into the semifinals of the Union County Tournament with a two set victory over Linden in the quarterfinal round on Friday.

The Vikings, the No. 2 seed in the tournament and ranked No. 7 in the state, improved to 20-3 with a 25-5, 25-10 victory over 7th seeded Linden.

UC will now play Union in the semifinals of the Union ...

Boys Soccer: Westfield Stuns Scotch Plains-Fanwood in PKs, Advances to UCT Final

CLARK, NJ — As time began ticking away in regulation Saturday, Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s student-fan section, Raider Nation, started eagerly lining at the fence. With the Raiders less than two minutes away from a 1-0 win over archival Westfield in the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal, fans were ready to storm the new turf at Arthur L. Johnson stadium in Clark.

But Raider ...

Girls Soccer: Klurman Nets Hat Trick, Nelson Scores Winner as SPF Beats Union in UCT Semis

CLARK, NJ — Although the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Union was as wild and hectic as a soccer game can get, it couldn’t have ended more smoothly for the Raiders. 

It was not a pretty affair for either side, but it all that matters for the Raiders is how it finished in the 86th minute. Holly Nelson scored the ...

All Star Basketball Game Featuring Players from the Giants, Jets and Eagles on Oct. 20

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- NFL players are coming to Scotch Plains-Fanwood to raise money for two good causes on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The All-Star Basketball Game sponsored by the Fanwood-Scotch Plains Rotary Club will be a great family FUN-raiser in which NFL players from Giants, Jets, and Eagles will take the court and play the town's All-Star students, ...

Boys Soccer: Widman, Koseoglu Score as Raiders Down Hunterdon Central, 2-0

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — It’s been almost two years since Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Hunterdon Central squared off in an epic 2016 Group 4 state final, and exactly one month from now, it’s very possible both teams will meet again for the title. 

But before a possible showdown at Kean University on November 17, the Raiders and Red Devils met in a premier regular season game ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Football's Anthony Porter

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- While the Scotch Plains-Fanwood football team is still in search of its first win, a big bright spot for the season has been the play of Anthony Porter, this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week.

Porter scored all of the Raiders' points versus Governor Livingston this past weekend. Anthony Porter led the Raiders with 84 rushing ...

Cross-Country: Union Catholic Girls Edge Westfield at Union County Conference Championships

CLARK, N.J. -- In a clash of state powers, NJ #10 ranked Union Catholic, despite the absence of its top runner, edged No. 8 Westfield for the girls Watchung Division title at Tuesday's Union County Conference Championships at Oak Ridge Park.

It was the first year ever that the meet was held at Oak Ridge. It was previously held at Warinanco Park in ...

Boys Soccer: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Clinches Division in 1-1 Draw With Elizabeth

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Before each season, Scotch Plains-Fanwood always sets forth three goals. The first is to win its conference, then the Union County Tournament, and ultimately, Group 4. 

The Raiders have steamrolled their way towards the first goal this fall, and despite not running the table in doing so, still achieved it on Tuesday. 

Scotch Plains-Fanwood (15-0-1) ...

Scotch Plains Recreation Winter Basketball Registration Opens on Weds, Oct. 17

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The 2018/2019 Winter Youth Basketball League sponsored by the Scotch Plains Recreation Department, will open for registration on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m.

For more information about this program, visit is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic Graduate Sydney McLaughlin Signs With New Balance

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. --  Union Catholic graduate Sydney McLaughlin, who turned pro in June after one of the greatest one and done seasons in NCAA Track and Field history, announced on Monday that she has signed a contract with New Balance.

McLaughlin, who became the youngest U.S. track and field athlete to compete in the Olympics in 44 years when she advanced to ...


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Volleyball: Union Catholic Advances in County Tournament, Clinches 4th Straight Conference Title

October 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- There was a lot at stake when the Union Catholic volleyball team played a rare doubleheader on Wednesday. And the Vikings rose to the occasion like they have done all season.

First, the Vikings defeated Johnson, 25-11, 25-8, in the first round of the Union County Tournament. After that victory, the Vikings rolled to a pair of 25-6 wins over a very strong Union squad ...