This Week in Union High School Sports

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Girls Soccer


Union:  0 – Ridge:  5

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Five different players scored for Ridge, No. 5 in the state Top 20, in a 5-0 win over Union in Basking Ridge.  Bailey Aaron, Amanda Cox, Molly Mahoney, Olivia Mahoney and Samantha Weyrauch had the goals for Ridge, and Cox, Elizabeth Perna and Heather Cortese each had an assist.  Ally Lindsey made three saves for her third shutout of the season. 


Oak Knoll: 3 – Union: 1

Ashley Ferry scored one goal and had two assists as Oak Knoll defeated Union, 3-1, at Union.  Meagan O'Callahan netted two goals and Shannon McDermott recorded six saves for Oak Knoll, which had a total of 19 shots and outscored its opponent, 3-0, in the first half. Nicole Githens added one assist.  Kayla Miller-People scored one goal off an assist from Alyssa Caggiano and Caitlyn Finnerty recorded five saves for Union. Brianna Aguiar added three saves.

Field Hockey


Union:  1 – Franklin:  3

Emma Richter scored two second-half goals and Arianna Brody had a first-half goal to lead Franklin to a 3-1 victory over Union at Somerset.  Sindhu Gowda had two assists, Shanice Bailey added another, and Tara Weniger made seven saves for Franklin.  Sydney Santiago had a second-half goal and Melanie Krupa made 11 saves for Union.


Cranford:  1 – Union:  0

Laura Feeney had a goal to lift Cranford to a 1-0 win over Union at Union.  Sophia McMullan made four saves to earn the shutout.


Union:  0 -  Westfield: 3


Koinonia: 0 – Union: 1

Portia Enaohwo scored a second half goal to lead eighth-seeded Union to a 1-0 win over ninth-seeded Koinonia in the Play-in round of the Union County Tournament in Union.  Melanie Krupa made five saves for Union in the shutout.  Union will travel to fifth-seeded Westfield in the first round on Oct. 5.

Boys Soccer


Union:  0 -  Gov. Livingston: 3


New Brunswick:  6 – Union:  2

William Rojas and Rodney Fernandez both scored two goals for New Brunswick in a 6-2 win over Union in Union.  Kelvin Ortiz and Carlos Figueroa each had a goal, and Felix Rojas-Martinez led New Brunswick with two assists.  Dalber Inestroza and Jomar Vizcaino combined for eight saves, with Inestroza leading with six.  Tiago Veloso-Lima and Andre Vieira had the two Union goals and Manuel Melendez had 14 saves.


Union:  1 – Elizabeth: 7

Michael Guzman scored three goals and had two assists as Elizabeth defeated Union, 7-1, in Elizabeth. Daniel Guillen had one goal and two assists and Christopher Mathurin had one goal and one assist for Elizabeth. Jossier Amaya, Kevin Patino and Miguel Reis each scored one goal and Youkendly Pacius recorded three saves. Edgar Rivera added one assist.

Girls Gymnastics


Johnson:  100.1 – Union:  89.5 


Union:  89.375 – Westfield: 104.925

Union won the all-round with a score of 31.8.

Girls Volleyball


Summit:  0 – Union:  2

Union Girls Volleyball win the first set 25 to 17 and the second set 25 to 15 to win the Match.  Lauren Trindell had  kills and Val Guzman had 8 digs in the victory.


Plainfield: 0 – Union: 2

Union won the first set 25 to 17 and Union the second set 25 to 11 to win the match.

Union Yaniyah Dickerson had 8 service points.

Girls Tennis


Union: 5 – Irvington:  0

Union’s Briana Young won her match 6 to 3.  Kiara Hernandez of Union won her match 6 to.   T. Cummings/G. Opoku and C. Ozurumba/K. Silva won their double matches for the victory over Irvington.

Next Week

Boys Soccer - Plainfield at Union

Tue, Oct. 4, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Westfield at Union

Thu, Oct. 6,, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Girls Soccer - Union Catholic at Union

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Field Hockey - Union at Johnson

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Johnson (Clark NJ)

Girls Gymnastics -Union at Old Bridge

Wed, Oct. 5, 4:30 p.m. - Old Bridge (Matawan NJ)

Rahway at Union

Thu, Oct. 6, 4:00 p.m. - Union

Union at Dayton

Thu, Oct. 6, 6:00 p.m. - Dayton (Springfield NJ)


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The Science of Sound

July 18, 2018


UNION, NJ - Would your child like to learn about the science of sound?

The Union Library, in collaboration with Mad Science of West NJ, is hosting a program for kids, ages 6 through 12, who will learn about sound waves and create their own rainstorm, complete with rain, thunder and lightening.

The event will be held on  July 23, at 6:00 p.m.  Registration is ...

Rec on Wheels Cancelled for Tuesday Due to Heavy Rains


UNION, NJ - Due to inclement weather, the Rec on Wheels event scheduled for Tuesday at Joe Collins Park is canceled. 

The program will resume on Wednesday, July 18 at Sgt. Herbet Davis Park located at 940 Arcadia Place, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., with a variety of outdoor games and activities.

Union Rec to Host Instructional Co-Ed Basketball Clinic

UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department will host an instructional, co-ed basketball clinic Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Davis Park, 940 Arcadia Place.

The clinic, featuring fun drills and games, will run from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. for participants in third- through fifth-grade and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders.

Participants must be Union ...

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The Township Committee and I are excited to announce that the second phase of the Streetscape Project has begun.  After the successful completion of phase one that yielded great results, we have already seen an increase in foot traffic, which is essential in jump-starting Union Center and bringing in the higher caliber retailers that residents are looking for in the Center.

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Stacy Fortes of Union Graduates from Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

July 5, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ,  — Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child held its 90th commencement ceremony on Sunday, June 10, on its 11-acre campus in Summit. The 63 graduates kept with school tradition and donned white gowns and gloves, and carried pink roses.

Union graduate Stacy Fortes will be attending Kean University in the fall.

Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child is a ...

Roselle Man Charged in Animal Cruelty Case      

July 11, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Roselle man found with more than 40 dogs living in severely unsanitary and inhumane living conditions in his home last month has been charged with more than 30 criminal offenses, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Evelio J. Calderon, 40, is charged with two 3rd-degree animal cruelty offenses, 14 counts of 4th-degree animal ...

Rahway Mayor Giacobbe to Attend Grand Opening of First Wawa Store in Rahway; Free Coffee Offered Through July 16

RAHWAY, NJ - Rahway Mayor Raymond A. Giacobbe will be on hand to cut the ribbon at 10 a.m. Thursday. July 12, for the new Wawa store's grand opening at 280 St. Georges Avenue in Rahway.

The 24-hour Wawa store will officially open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, with the grand opening ceremonies to follow. Free coffee will be offered at the store through July 16. Wally Goose, the ...

Former Linden Police Chief to be Appointed as Union County Undersheriff

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As a member of the Linden Police Department for nearly 25 years, Parham has served in each rank from Officer to Captain before his promotion to Chief in September of 2016. 

During his first month as Chief, Parham along with other Linden Police ...

Traffic Advisory: Accident on GSP South Causes Closure Near Clark Circle

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CLARK, NJ - A multi-vehicle accident on the southbound Garden State Parkway shortly beyond exit 135 has been causing major delays on the roadway.  Clark Police issued a warning that the southbound entrance to the parkway is closed at the Clark Circle due to an accident investigation taking place on the parkway at this time.  Motorists are advised to avoid the area.  ...

Westfield to Hold 3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ Celebrating Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

15th Annual Maplewoodstock is this Weekend: July 14 and July 15

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The 23 bands performing were selected from a record-high 109 applicants in 2018, who radiate from Maplewood/South Orange to other musical ...

Video: Mail Truck Careens into Warinanco Park Pond

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Sometime after 2 p.m. responders were called to the scene to find the mail truck in the water. A park worker said that while he did not see the truck go into the water, he did arrive just in time to see who he believed to ...

Rewind Rock Concert @ UPL

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Libraries Rock!  The Union Public Library invites you to beat the heat by attending a concert by the rock band Rewind on Tuesday, August 14th at 7 p.m.  Originally based in New Jersey, this band will perform many of the hottest hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and is appropriate for music lovers of all ages.

All programs are free and open to the public and elevator ...

Union County Honored for History Projects

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“Union County is rich in history, and this Freeholder Board is committed to engaging the public with programs and ...

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“Union County was one of the very first counties in the United States to establish its own county-based park system for nature conservation and ...



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MADISON, NJ –Carlo Goldoni’s “The Servant of Two Masters,” in a rousing translation and adaptation by Bonnie J. Monte, has the outdoor audience at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey laughing and clapping all the way through.

The yearly production, held at the amphitheatre on the ...

What Union is Reading: Month ending June 2018

July 6, 2018

It is summertime and a great time to get in some reading! Many great new books have topped the list in June. The top circulating print books in six categories for the Union Public Library in June 2018 follows. The top circulated digital books from RBdigital make up the seventh category; download the app today and start borrowing books from home to read or listen on your phone or tablet at the ...

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According to Bridgewater resident Stacey Friedlander, a member of the “Not In Our Town – Bridgewater/Raritan” ...

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“The worst has happened,” said Greg Crance, who owns Delaware River Tubing, a popular nearby tubing, rafting, kayaking  and canoeing outfitter on the river.

However, the victim is not one of his customers, Crance said.

The body was ...

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