Giants Win Senior League SPFBL Baseball Championship

June 18, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ - The Giants defeated the Nationals, 14-5, Sunday night to win the Senior Division baseball championship of the SPFBL before a large crowd at Union County Vo-Tech.

Adam Gross' three-run double capped a five-run first inning for the Nationals (11-1), who added six runs in the third inning. Gross finished with two hits and four RBI, Jason Trivisonno, T.J. Baylock and Andy ...

Track & Field: Union Catholic Girls Break State Record in Shuttle Hurdles

GREENSBORO, N.C. --  The Union Catholic girls, running in the fastest shuttle hurdle race in U.S. high school history, broke its own state record by running 58.30 to place fourth at the New Balance Nationals on Saturday at Aggie Stadium on the campus of North Carolina A&T.

UC's 58.30 broke the state record of 58.38 that it set at the 2015 East Coast Relays in Randolph ...

Scotch Plains to Host Father's Day Golf Tournament on June 17

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Township of Scotch Plains will host its first-ever Father’s Day Weekend Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 17 at the Scotch Hills Country Club.

The nine-hole tournament will take place through the weekend, Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17. Participants can play with two to four players per group, and all nine-hole scores must be submitted ...

Darby Road Celebrates World Cup Excitement, Even Without U.S., Italy and Ireland

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- While the game the rest of the world calls "football" is the most popular sport in most countries except the U.S., the 1994 World Cup hosted here remains the tournament with the highest ever attendance (3,568,567). The '94 tournament lifted a growing sports to new heights.

This year will bring something totally different. The 2018 World Cup takes place ...

Track and Field: Union Catholic's Amaya Chadwick Wins 100 Hurdles at the Meet of Champions

COLUMBUS, NJ -- Amaya Chadwick experienced a wide range of emotions after she crossed the finish line in the 100-meter high hurdles at Saturday's NJSIAA Meet of Champions at North Burlington High School in Columbus.

At first, the senior at Union Catholic thought she lost her dramatic battle with Reanda Richards of West Essex in a race that was impossible to tell who won as they ...

Union Catholic Grad, Olympian Sydney McLaughlin Wins NCAA Title, Announces She's Going Pro

EUGENE, OREGON -- Freshman phenom Sydney McLaughlin, who graduated from Union Catholic last year, won the women's 400-meter hurdles for the University of Kentucky at the NCAA Championships on Saturday at Hayward Field, and then announced after the meet that she's turning pro.

McLaughlin, a U.S. Olympian in the 400 hurdles in 2016, completed one of the greatest freshman ...

Scotch Plains Honors Police Officer Who Won George W. Bush Pro-Am Golf Tourney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Andrew Gitto was recognized by the Township of Scotch Plains for winning the 2018 Warrior Pro-Am hosted by former President George W. Bush. The Bush Institute’s Warrior Open began in 2011 for United States military personnel seriously wounded or injured since September 11, 2001.

Below is the resolution read by Mayor Al Smith at the Scotch Plains ...

Soccer: Scotch Plains' John Murphy Commits to Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. — This past summer, Scotch Plains’ John Murphy made a hard-thought and painful decision that caused a stir throughout the nearby soccer community. 

In pursuit of a professional soccer career, Murphy decided to leave Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and its renowned soccer program. As a result, he could focus on the sport 24-7 and develop into an even more ...

Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athletes of the Week: Union Catholic's Girls Track & Field Team

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls track and field team completed another undefeated season when the Vikings ran away with their fourth straight title at the NJSIAA Non-Public A State Championships that concluded on Saturday at Franklin High School.

Even without Olympian Sydney McLaughlin who graduated in 2017, the Vikings steamrolled the competition by ringing up 153 ...

Saint Joseph (Metuchen) Alumn One Win Away from Being a Stanley Cup Champion

METUCHEN, NJ -- While the Las Vegas Golden Knights, an expansion team that became the first in history to reach a major American sport’s championship, have been the Cinderella story of the NHL playoffs, Saint Joseph (Metuchen) alumnus John Carlson has quite an impressive underdog story as well.

NBC Sports profiled the 28-year-old defenseman for the Washington Capitals prior to Game ...

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Union Catholic Announces Summer Track and Field Camp Dates

June 10, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic has announced that it will host its annual Track and Field Camp from July 9-12 at the high school.

The camp, for students entering grades 4th through 9th (exceptions can be made for younger campers), will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day and the cost of the camp is $250.00.

The instruction at the camp is for all ...