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Get Outside with the Freewalkers on 'Take A Hike Day'

November 12, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ - The American Hiking Society established Take A Hike Day, each year falling on Nov. 17, as a way to encourage families and individuals to get outside, and to connect with nature. 

Freewalkers, a non-profit walking group, is challenging people to collectively hike 1,000 miles or more this Saturday to observe Take A Hike Day, and you're invited.

Locally, Freewalkers ...

Football: Union's Season Ends in Loss, 46-6, to Union City in Sectional Semis

UNION CITY — The green glow of MetLife Stadium illuminated the sky in the not-to-distant background as Union head coach Lou Grasso addressed his team for one final time. It was a painful moment for the Farmers Friday night; more painful when considering that they won’t get a chance to play for a championship there at MetLife, which sits just beneath Union City’s Roosevelt ...

League Celebrates New Conlon Soccer Field

UNION, NJ - Opening day at the new James C. Conlon Soccer Field on Stahuber Avenue took place on Saturday morning with township officials, parents and players.

“The new Conlon Field is a great addition to Union Soccer,” said Township Committeewoman and Recreation Commissioner Michele Delisfort.  “Investing in our parks and fields is critical and essential.  This is ...

"Must've Been God Giving us a Sign": Blackout Helps Send Union Past Elizabeth in Playoffs

UNION — If the football gods truly were sending down a sign to Union, as star running back Michel Lucien claims, then Lucien made sure to capitalize on those offerings from the heavens. 

As Union was trailing, 17-14, with eight minutes left, a blackout caused by a transformer explosion at the school building cast Cooke Field in darkness for about 20 minutes in the pouring rain. That ...

Boys Soccer: Melendez Stellar in Goal, Despite Union's Season Ending in PKs

UNION — Manny Melendez. Nick Fetten. Two stellar goal keepers, two stellar soccer teams, and only one penalty kick round to determine which would be advancing to the sectional semifinal. 

Melendez’s Union and Fetten’s North Hunterdon were so evenly-matched Thursday that 100 minutes of soccer could not determine a winner or even produce a goal. So, the two squads went ...

Southern Girls Volleyball Advance in Group IV State Tourney with 2-0 Victory Over Union

STAFFORD - The Southern Lady Rams advance in the NJSIAA Group IV Tournament with a 25-19 and 25-16 victory over Union Township on Thursday afternoon at Southern.

Kari Klimek had 4 kills, Riley Vaughn had 2 blocks, Stephanie Soares had 8 digs and 10 assists for the Lady Rams.  Gianna Schiatarelli had 17 service points and five aces for Southern.

Southern next contest is Saturday 3 ...

Soccer: Union Natives Making Impact at Collegiate Level

PITMAN — It’s been a great fall for soccer in the town of Union, and that is evidently the case at collegiate level, too. 

Union Township natives Rafael Terci (Montclair State), Anthony Pelaez (Montclair State), Larry Abanilla (Stockton), and Michael Lescano (Stockton) have all been named to the list of the New Jersey Athletic Conference’s (NJAC) postseason honors. Terci ...

Girls Soccer: Veloso-Lima's Goal Sends Union Past Franklin, 1-0, in 1st Round of States

UNION — Just survive and advance. In the end, that’s all that matters when it comes to being successful in the state tournament. 

It was certainly a little dicier than No. 3-seeded Union would’ve hoped for in Tuesday afternoon’s opening round match. But while it got a tad scary down the stretch for Union, the Farmers indeed were able to survive the first round of ...

Union Resident Headed to Ms Wheelchair New Jersey 2019 Competition

UNION, NJ – A Union resident will be among those competing on Sunday for the title of Ms. Wheelchair New Jersey 2019. 

Caitlin Goerlich, 25, said she’s hoping the event will help bring to light an issue she’s been passionate about for a long time – adaptive sports.  “I would love to see more media coverage of and spectators at adaptive sporting ...

Boys Soccer: Union, Westfield Tie 1-1, Win Share of Union County Tournament

UNION, NJ — Though the result of a draw is a little bitter sweeter for Union, both the Farmers and Westfield walk out of the Union County Tournament Final with huge accomplishments to hang their hats on.

Union and Westfield played to a 1-1 draw Friday night and are UCT co-champions. However, for both sides, the honor of being a county champion has much greater meaning. Union was ...


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