Sports

September 24, 2018

UNION, NJ – The 8th Annual Mayor’s Day 5k kicked off Sunday morning with more than 300 runners and walkers in support of a Union youth with childhood cancer. “Every year the Chamber sits down with the mayor and determines a local cause,” said Union Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jim ...

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PHILLIPSBURG -- Union knew it had something special coming into the season. But before Friday night, not many else around the state were aware of its potential. After Friday, the Farmers’ bandwagon is going to start filling up fast.  In one of the most exhilarating, shocking, and downright ...

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UNION — Union is off to its best start in years, and while it couldn’t pick up its fifth straight win to start the season Tuesday, the Farmers still showed substantial improvement.  Playing 100 minutes without decision, Union and Summit battled to a nil-nil draw on a soggy afternoon at Volunteer ...

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UNION — As Union enters a season-defining stretch comprised of an absolutely unrelenting schedule over the next two weeks, it was important for the Farmers to start off on the right note Monday.    It didn’t come easily for Union in a 95-minute back-and-fourth bout in which the Farmers ...

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PLAINFIELD — When Union’s offense performs up to full capacity, the Farmers are easily one of the most dangerous teams in the state.   On Saturday, they were just that.   Quarterback Andrew Sanborn played only one half and went off for four touchdown passes on 108 yards while completing ...

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FINAL REMINDER:  Time is running out to register children for the upcoming 2018 Fall Recreational Soccer Season at Union S.C. Registration is open but it will close by Saturday, Sept. 15 for all divisions except Grassroots and Kindersocceras - this will remain open.  Please register today ...

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UNION, NJ – TAPinto Union is excited to begin a new series featuring famous (and not so famous) sports champions from Union.  Our first notable sports figure is New York Yankee Joe Collins: Joe Collins began his major league career playing for the New York Yankees in September 1948.  His career ...

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UNION -- Through the first two weeks of the 2018 football season, Elizabeth looks as though it could be the best rushing team in the state, and certainly the strongest team in the powerhouse North 2, Group 5 section.  Elizabeth's latest display of dominance came at Union's expense, as the ...

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UNION — The agony of losing three straight games by one point in 2017 still stings this Union team. So quarterback Andrew Sanborn and his fellow teammates have stressed one thing in preparation of this season: Just finish.  And on Opening Night, Union finished.  With Union trailing, 7-0, late ...

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UNION — Far too often for Union’s liking last year, the Farmers simply couldn’t finish the job. A team that went 4-6 and missed the playoffs, the script could’ve been much different for Union had it not “pumped the brakes” after getting out to leads, according to junior quarterback Andrew ...

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UNION, NJ – Over 200 Union football players, cheerleaders, friends and family gathered together for the second annual Farmers Kickoff Party Thursday evening to celebrate the upcoming football season. Organized by Fifth Quarter Club President Holly Schneider and held at the Knights of Columbus, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - One of the eight former Rutgers University football players facing charges from a credit card fraud scheme was released from jail today without bail after a brief court hearing in which the defendant appeared via a video connection from the county jail. Brendan Devera, ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation / Union High School Sports Combine program, scheduled for Saturday morning, August 11, has been postponed due to forecasted inclement weather. A future makeup date will be scheduled.  Tapinto Union will provide the new date once it becomes available.  

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UNION, NJ – Union has a new claim to fame:  Home to the “Fastest kid in the Country 2018”. The title was earned by Nicholas DaPonte after he competed in the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Fort Wayne, Indiana last month.  DaPonte, 10, was named “Fastest kid in the country 2018” in his ...

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UNION, NJ – A multi-sports “Combine” event for Union students in grades three to twelve will take place on Saturday, Aug. 11. “We want to increase awareness of the township recreation and high school sports,” said Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “Most of the high school coaches ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Find a way. Just find a way to grind and maybe an opportunity will present itself. 16-year-old and seventh-seed Michael Thorbjornsen of Wellesley, Mass. did just that on Saturday afternoon as he edged fellow 16-year-old and good friend 12th-seeded Akshay Bhatia of Wake Forest, ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - What a difference a day makes. Thursday’s round of 32, 16 scores Friday’s quarterfinal matchups (Quarterfinal winners advance to the afternoon semifinals, starting at 12:18 p.m. EDT) After the top nine and 13 of the first 14 seeds advanced to the round of 32 Wednesday, ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — There weren’t many bright sports for Union County in Thursday’s Snapple Bowl. The offensive play of a pair of Union High School’s graduated senior All-Stars, however, was one of them.  Wideout Chuck Ifewekwune accounted for his team’s only score and fellow playmaker Andy Martin ...

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Wednesday’s playoff, round of 64 Scores Thursday’s round of 32 matchups (Round of 32 winners advance to the round of 16, starting at 1:15 p.m. EDT) SPRINGFIELD, NJ - After an early morning eight-player playoff to decide the final three spots of match play later in the afternoon, top-seed ...

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Tuesday’s Second Round Scores, playoff participants (8 for 3 spots) Wednesday’s Round of 64 matchups SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Kelly Chinn of Great Falls, Va., continued his stellar play Tuesday morning and missed an afternoon four plus hour rain delay on arguably Baltusrol Golf Club’s toughest ...

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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 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – The USGA U.S. Junior Amateur Championship starts Monday.  The pairings for the first two rounds of the 71st edition were recently announced. Monday (July 16) and Tuesday (July 17) tee times will be played on the 7,280-yard, par-71 Upper Course and at the 7,313-yard, par-70 ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The PGA of America announced that historic Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield will host two of its pillar championships: the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship in 2023 and the PGA Championship in 2029. More from the press release announcement below: Founded in 1895, Baltusrol has ...

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UNION, NJ – Andrea Santiago and Erick D’Addario have been awarded the Jason Lopes Scholarship for the 2017-2018 school year. Union High School Soccer and the Union Soccer League have awarded Santiago and D’Addario the scholarship for the 2017- 2018 school year for exemplifying the true spirit of ...

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UNION, NJ – Four more Union High School scholarship track and field athletes signed letters of intent last week -- one headed to Bloomfield College and three to Caldwell University. “We’re always proud of all of our student athletes for achieving both their academic and athletic goals,” said UHS ...

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UNION, NJ – The Union High School Twirling Team received a Mayor’s Award at Tuesday night’s Township Committee meeting for their continued accomplishments and statewide success. Committeewoman Michele Delisfort said the Union High School Twirling Team is only one of eight schools in New Jersey ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School scholar-athletes Jonathan Mobisa and Caitlyn Finnerty were recently honored at the Union County Interscholastic Athletic Conference for their exemplary academic and athletic accomplishments. Each year the Conference recognizes two seniors from each high school for ...

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ELMONT, NY — Triple Crown winner Justify came out of his stall to meet the media bright and bouncing on the morning after his gate-to-wire win in the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes. When asked to assess his colt's win, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert reported, “We were watching replays of ...

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UNION, NJ – Three Union High School scholarship athletes signed letters of intent last week, with two headed to NJIT and one to Rider University. “We are proud of all of our student athletes for achieving both their academic and athletic goals,” said UHS Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “They are ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The second journey has been made a reality for Springfield’s hometown hero. Just a little over nine months ago, former Rutgers and Jonathan Dayton football standout Anthony Cioffi was released on the final day of roster cut downs from the National Football League’s Oakland ...

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