Sports

May 6, 2020

NEW JERSEY –  Following Monday’s announcement that students will not be returning to school this academic year by Governor Murphy, the NJSIAA has officially canceled New Jersey’s 2020 high school spring sports season.  The NJSIAA said the decision was not made lightly and “we are disappointed ...

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UNION, NJ – Union High School softball players are sending a message of optimism and encouragement in a video where players hold up homemade signs reading:  “Once you choose hope, anything is possible.  Please stay home.  Keep safe and have faith.  Union Softball wants to get back on the field.  ...

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UNION, NJ - Please-Stay-Home-And-Social Distance-So-We-Can-Save-Lives-And-Play.  That’s the message from Union Soccer Club’s Galaxy 2012 Boys Travel Team members in a recent Zoom message. "I miss seeing my friends,” said team member Nicholas.  “We have so much fun together. I also miss practice ...

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NEW JERSEY – The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) is committed to doing whatever possible to provide New Jersey’s student-athletes with some type of spring season, they said in a statement. “We have models in place that allow for competition starting as late as May ...

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UNION, NJ – New Jersey's governor issued Executive Order 104 requiring “all public, private, and parochial ... secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, shall be closed to students beginning on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and shall remain closed as long as this Order remains in ...

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CRANFORD – An athlete from Union was among eight Union County College student-athletes recognized for their achievements on the field and the court during the fall 2019 semester by the National Junior College Athletic Association.  The eight student-athletes were named to All-Garden State Athletic ...

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UNION, NJ - Registration for the 2020 Spring Recreation Season is now open. The Kindersoccer Program is for kids from ages 5-7 and it is for first time soccer players. It is co-ed. The Grassroots Program is for kids from ages 3-5.  It is a co-ed program for first time soccer players. The PeeWee ...

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UNION, NJ - About 450 players, parents, family, and friends attended the Union Soccer Club’s inaugural Travel Banquet on Friday at the Kenilworth VFW. “It’s been a long time coming,” said Union Soccer Club President Pedro Sousa, “finally an event to recognize and thank our travel players, ...

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UNION -- Amid the chaos of the epic on-field party after defeating Clifton to win the North 2, Group 5 state sectional championship this past November, all-time great Union quarterback Andrew Sanborn and lineman Jared Durand could be seen sharing a moment together near the 50-yard ...

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  UNION, NJ - Registration for the 2020 Union Suffragettes Girls Softball League is now open. The league, which has existed for more than 45 years, is composed of three divisions: Little Lady Gettes (Kindergarten - 2nd grade), Juniors (3rd-5th grade) and Middies (6th-8th grade).  The season ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Union High School senior, a center for the Dayton-Brearley-Union (NJIIHL) hockey team, has been named one of the New Jersey Devils High School Player of the Month. Victor Velasquez was selected one of the recipients in the program’s 28th season honoring the top scholastic hockey ...

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UNION — The situation was one that Union has found itself in countless times this winter.  Again, the scrappy Farmers were mired in a tight, one-possession game for most of the afternoon on Sunday against New Providence. And for a team that has begun to shock the state with its roaring start to ...

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UNION — Union High School might not have its own ice hockey team, but no hockey player in the state of New Jersey is yet to reach the number of goals scored by Union’s own Victor Velazquez this season.  While Union does not have a hockey team under the school’s name, the school is one of three ...

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PLANIFIELD — After losing a considerable amount of seniors to graduation last June, Union boys’ basketball head coach Kevin Feeley knew that his team was going to be young this year and because of that, was not concerned about what his Farmers’ record may be. Instead, Feeley has his focus set on ...

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UNION — The St. Jude Classic at Union High School has become a hallmark event to christen the boys’ basketball season over the years, and on Thursday afternoon, a packed house at the Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium was treated to a hometown thriller in the first game of the day’s tripleheader.  Four ...

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UNION — Rutgers football is on the doorstep of a massive revival, and on Wednesday, Union’s Ahmirr Robinson officially became part of the first recruiting class under Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano’s second term.  Robinson, Union’s lethal 6-foot-2, 195-pound receiver, has been verbally ...

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UNION, NJ –  Union’s Israel Velez has achieved the highest ranks in martial arts and breaking, but he is equally passionate in his fight for autism awareness. Velez’s father was a martial arts instructor and Velez began when he was five years old.  He is a martial arts master in karate, jujitsu ...

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UNION, NJ – Members of the Union High School Fighting Farmers football team were honored by the mayor and Township Committee at Tuesday night’s committee meeting at Town Hall. “I was there when we were in the state championships back in the 80s and 90s,” said Deputy Mayor Joe Florio.  “Let me ...

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UNION, NJ - Union Little League has begun its 2020 Spring baseball registration. Sign up on the league's website for tee-ball, ages 5-6, and baseball, ages 7-13. To register, visit www.unionlittleleague.org and click registration button that corresponds with the child's age.  Register before ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD — The night was seemingly destined to be Union’s.  The Farmers’ dream season appeared to be heading towards the dream ending. Everything was going Union’s way against Ridgewood in the North Group 5 regional championship Friday night at MetLife Stadium. With star senior ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD — The last time that Union lost a football game came last November when the Farmers were dealt a crushing defeat in the state sectional semifinals up at Union City. As Union gathered following that loss, the glow of MetLife Stadium — the prestigious destination in the Meadowlands ...

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UNION, NJ - The Union Farmers are ready for the Regional Championship game at MetLife Stadium this Friday night. The game, against 9-2 Ridgewood on Nov. 29, will begin at 7:05 p.m. The Union v. Ridgewood game is the third game of the day at the stadium.  It is suggested spectators arrive at ...

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UNION — On paper, what jumps out about Union upon first glance is the Farmers’ elite passing game, armed with stellar receivers and all-time great quarterback Andrew Sanborn. But when it gets down to it, Union has proven the ability to just as well win games — and now championships — on the ground, ...

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UNION — At around 7:30 last Friday night, a 2019 sequel to the 2013 Union vs. Ridge state sectional championship was looking like a strong possibility.  Top-seeded Union was up on No. 4-seeded West Orange in one of the North 2, Group 5 sectional semifinals, while in the other semifinal, No.

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UNION, NJ - The Union Recreation Department is offering a Boys & Girls Instructional Basketball Clinic on Saturdays, beginning Dec. 7. The clinics will focus on the fundamentals of basketball and basic game play.  The clinics will be held from 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. from Dec. 7 through March 2.  ...

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UNION — After uncharacteristically being held to just one touchdown in the first half to take a slim advantage into the locker room, Union then extended that lead by scoring on its first two drives of the second half.  With the Farmers’ offense now rolling, it looked as though they would run ...

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UNION — As Union walked off the field at Rutgers’ SHI Stadium after its season-opening victory on September 7, West Orange simultaneously trickled out of the opposite tunnel to prepare to open its season as well.  Union and West Orange played and won consecutively in the final two games of the ...

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UNION — The cold whether can sometimes be a serious detriment to a football team, as the elements can hinder one’s ability both physically and mentally.  That was not the case for Union Friday night.  Commencing the North Jersey Section 2, Group 5 playoffs in sub-freezing temperatures, No.

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UNION, NJ - Union High School's Athletic Hall of Fame Fourth Induction Ceremony is scheduled for Monday, November 25, at the Galloping Hill Inn. "This is the fourth year honoring our Union Athletic Hall of Fame inductees, and we are proud of the tradition we have established at Union High ...

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UNION — A late jolt to North Jersey Group 5 football playoff bracket directly affects Union, but the Farmers are nonetheless eager to begin the playoffs Friday night. Union (9-0) is the top overall seed in the tournament and was originally slated to host then-No. 16 seed Bayonne. However, ...

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