Sports

November 20, 2018

UNION, NJ – Union High School will be hosting their 4th Annual Team Up for St. Jude Varsity Game Day event benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Friday, December 14. The St. Jude Classic consists of three varsity basketball games held in Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino ...

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UNION, NJ – Three Union High School scholarship athletes signed letters of intent with colleges and universities on Wednesday morning in the high school library. “We are very proud of these students, academically and athletically,” said Athletic Director Linda Ionta.  “These students worked hard ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.  ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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CLARK, NJ — Although the Union County Tournament (UCT) semifinal between Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Union was as wild and hectic as a soccer game can get, it couldn’t have ended more smoothly for the Raiders.  It was not a pretty affair for either side, but it all that matters for the Raiders is ...

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CLARK — This may go down as one of the greatest single-season turnarounds in the history of New Jersey boys’ soccer.  Just last season, Union was a winless team on the fringes of relevancy even within the county. But the Farmers have pulled a literal 180 and gone unbeaten so far this fall, and ...

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UNION — It’s been a season to remember for Union and all signs indicate that there will be plenty more to play for this fall. But no matter what might happen in the imminent playoffs, the Farmers guaranteed Friday that they’ll at least raise one banner with the year “2018” printed on it.  Union ...

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FLEMINGTON — Another week, another win for Union.  Behind a balanced offensive attack, Union extended its winning streak to five games Friday night as the Farmers defeated Hunterdon Central, 28-10.  Andrew Sanborn threw for 215 yards and two touchdowns — hitting with Jacqu’e Cook and Ahmirr ...

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UNION, NJ - The Township of Union Recreation Department Travel Basketball season runs from December through March.   The league will hold weekday and weekend games and practices. Registration is open until October 19, with a late registration night set for Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 ...

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UNION — Each week, the pedigree of Union’s opponents increases, and each time, the Farmers just keep rising to the challenge.   Union was coming off wins over defending sectional finalists Phillipsburg and South Brunswick on consecutive weeks heading into Friday night’s game against three-time ...

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UNION, NJ -- Mere seconds separated Scotch Plains-Fanwood from being shutout for the third consecutive game and Union from a regular season series sweep against the Raiders.  But just because things haven’t necessarily gone the Raiders way in this past calendar week (two losses, one tie), it’s ...

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UNION, NJ - Did you know that Union's Recreation Department has a new "Intro to Baton Twirling" workshop led by award winning coach Nicole Placca? Participants will learn the basics of baton twirling which helps builds confidence, self-esteem and discipline. Registration is now open and includes ...

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UNION — If all goes right for Union, December 23 won’t be the first time that month that head coach Lou Grasso is in MetLife Stadium.  But while playing in a Group 5 state championship game at the Meadowlands three weekends before then isn’t a guarantee — though certainly an attainable goal — ...

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ  – There was a moment late in the first half of Friday night’s game when Union, already leading 20-0 at that point, was feeling it. As the Farmers’ band was jamming during a break in play, Isaiah Stewart broke out dancing in the defensive secondary. Jacqu’e Cook then joined ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS — Kayla Miller-People is a four-year varsity star and when it’s all said and done, will go down as one of Union’s all-time greats. Naturally, these types of players rise to the occasion and play their best when the situation demands it. So on Thursday, when Union visited eight-time ...

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UNION, NJ – Former NFL players will take to the court at the Celebrity Basketball Game to play Union students, parents, teachers, and community members for a Project Graduation fundraiser on October 27. Dreams for Kids, Inc. will host members of the NFL Alumni Association to play basketball and ...

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UNION, NJ – TAPinto Union is excited to continue its series featuring famous (and not so famous) sports champions from Union.  Our next notable sports figure is track and field athlete Eulace Peacock: Raised in Union, Peacock was born in Alabama in August 1914.  He graduated from Union High ...

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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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