Sports

May 2, 2021

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Raiders took the win from Union in a dramatic, come-from-behind, 8-7 victory on Saturday. Trailing by a run in the bottom of the eighth, Ryan Jones started the inning with a triple. Shawn Martin walked and stole second, leading Union to intentionally walk ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball team picked up early inning runs to build a four-run lead over Union High School on Wednesday, but a six-run sixth sealed down the victory for Union. Spotswood got one run back, but lost the game 6-5 for its second loss of the season.

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LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ -- The Union Catholic track and field teams threw down a dominating performance when the Vikings finished first in 24 events on the way to sweeping the team titles at Saturday's Lawrenceville Invitational. The girls defeated Lawrenceville, 291-176, and the boys outscored ...

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UNION, NJ – Beginning their 68th season, Union Little League celebrated opening day a little differently this year, with a limited number of players, family members, little league members and township officials in attendance. “While there are few parents and players here with us today, we’re ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Madison Johnson, who recently completed one of the best girls' basketball careers in Union Catholic history, received a tremendous honor on Wednesday was she was chosen as the Union County Conference Player of the Year by NJ.com.  The Rider-bound Johnson, a 5-10 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As the minutes ticked away in the second half of last night's NCAA basketball tournament game between Rutgers and heavily favored Houston, all were wondering: Could it be? Could Rutgers be heading back to the Sweet 16 - the first time since the 1970s? At Tavern on George, the ...

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Small schools playing on the biggest stage college basketball has to offer make for the best stories.  The players who make up those teams make those stories even better.  The smallest school in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, St. Bonaventure University, has a men’s basketball ...

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BLOOMINGTON, IN — Small schools playing on the biggest stage college basketball has to offer make for the best stories.  The players who make up those teams make those stories even better.  The smallest school in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, St. Bonaventure University, has a men’s basketball ...

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UNION, NJ – Like everyone, Union High School sports faced many challenges over the past year. Will there be a season? When will it be? Will there be spectators? Among the uncertainty, members of Union Gymnastics continued to receive support, not only from Union High School athletics, but also ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy has announced that effective Friday, March 19, at 6am, the ban on outdoor interstate youth competitions will be lifted. Attendees at outdoor sports competitions will be limited to players, coaches, and officials, and up to two parents or guardians per participating ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School soccer player Joel Genao signed his Letter of Intent with Caldwell University Tuesday at a small ceremony with family and peers at the school. “We are all very proud of Joel, both academically and athletically,” said Union’s Athletic Director Linda Ionta .  "You are ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School is among the locations announced by the NJSIAA (New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association) set to host individual state wrestling tournaments.  “Once again we are pleased to host both the boys and girls wrestling region,” said Union’s Athletic Director ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School soccer player Nick Correia signed his Letter of Intent with Caldwell University this week at a small ceremony at the school. “We are really proud of you,” said Union’s Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “It takes a lot to be a student athlete, and you really did a ...

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UNION, NJ - Registration for Union Soccer Club's 2021 Spring Recreation Season is now open. Visit www.unionsoccer.org for further information and details. Kindersoccer Program is for kids from ages 5-7 and it is for first time soccer players. Co-Ed. Grassroots Program is for kids from ages ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School senior Isabella Grof-Tisza signed her national letter of intent with Drew University recently. “Playing soccer at a college level was always a big goal of mine,” said Isabella Grof-Tisza.  “I’m so excited to see it play out.” About her time playing soccer at ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that he has eased some restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events both indoors and outdoors. "I want to start with an announcement that I know many athletes and many moms and dads have been ...

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UNION, NJ - Three Union High School football players signed letters of intent on Wednesday, one step closer to playing they game they love in college. Jalan Carter will be attending Millersville University, Terell Cannon will head to Lafayette College, and Diante Wilson will be attending ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union SC Winter Soccer Rec season will begin Saturday, Feb. 6 and registration has been extended until Friday, Feb. 5. The six-week program will end on Saturday, March 13. It will consist of the following: 1 hour training to develop or enhance soccer skills with a certified ...

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UNION, NJ - Registration for the 2021 Spring season for Union Little League baseball is now open. Open to all communities, boys and girls, the online registration is found HERE.  Registration must be completed and received by Feb. 22. Fees:  Majors, Minors, Rookie and Training leagues ...

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UNION, NJ – A Union senior will be heading to Rutgers in the fall to play football for the Scarlet Knights. Desmond Igbinosun said his versatility allowed him to play multiple positions on the field including receiver, running back, and cornerback.  About his time playing football for Union High ...

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TRENTON, NJ — After a forced time-out of nearly one month, indoor sports in New Jersey returned this weekend, clearing the way for the start of the high school sports winter season. Since Gov. Phil Murphy did not extend his December 5 ban placed on organized indoor sports — practices and ...

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UNION, NJ – An accomplished soccer player and high school senior from Union will be headed to a Division 1 college in the fall to continue playing the sport she loves. Christina Layden has been playing soccer since she was two and a half years old.  She began in a kinder soccer program offered ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ --  Union Catholic's Myles Plummer, Shane Brosnan, Matt Granizo, and Abby Granrath were all named First-Team All-County and All-Conference for their sensational campaigns on the trails during the cross-country season this fall. Also honored for were UC's Caudell Cajuste, Sam ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - The NJSIAA’s Sports Advisory Task Force – the statewide group of athletic administrators tasked with developing a return-to-play plan for New Jersey high school sports – has released its plan for the spring sports season. The NJSIAA’s schedule for the spring of 2021 offers the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic's Christina Layden, Caroline Morgan, Elizabeth Walch, and the Gunsiorowski sisters, Kaleigh and Madeline, were recently recognized for their great play this past soccer season by being named to the Union County Conference Team by the Union County Soccer Coaches ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic fencing phenom Jadeyn Williams recently signed her National Letter of Intent to attend Notre Dame University on a fencing scholarship.    Williams, who lives in Metuchen and fences out of the Advance Fencing & Fitness Academy (AFFA) in Garwood, has been ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Winter is coming for high school sports, but student-athletes will have to wait until 2021 for action. The NJSIAA, New Jersey’s governing body for interscholastic sports, announced the pushback of all winter sports and the cancellation of all formal winter sports tournaments ...

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NEW JERSEY -- In response to recent coronavirus outbreaks associated with the conduct of interstate youth hockey activities, Gov. Phil Murphy joined with fellow governors, Janet Mills (Maine), Gina Raimondo (Rhode Island), Chris Sununu (New Hampshire), Phil Scott (Vermont), Ned Lamont ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ --  All season long, Union Catholic cross-country coach Mike McCabe has maintained that if his entire boys pack ran up to their potential in the same race they could do something special. He was right! With UC's top seven clicking on all cylinders in the same race for the first ...

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WARREN -- After an ugly loss to Ridge in the cold and pouring rain during Week 3, Union's season appeared to be headed in a negative direction. The Farmers had just lost consecutive games for the first time in two years and were struggling to mesh after graduating a great deal of talent from ...

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