A look back at Woodbridge baseball championship history: local historian shares tales

When the Woodbridge baseball team takes on Hunterdon Central today for the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 Championship, the Barrons will be playing for their first-ever state sectional title in the playoff era.

Nick Sardone, Woodbridge Class of ’63, and the town’s resident high school sports historian, knows all the stories, all the names of the past, but says this one, if they can bring home a trophy today, would be one of the greatest achievements in school history.

We got a chance to talk to Nick this morning about the three “other” titles the Barrons won, back when the NJSIAA would choose champions based on a point system. They cam in 1935, 1938 and 1939, the last two under legendary head coach Nick Priscoe.

He was also the football coach – for whom the Barrons’ stadium is now named – and, in fact, also won football titles in 1938 and 1939. Yes, one coach, two years, four titles!

Click below to hear Mike Pavlichko talk with Nick Sardone about Woodbridge baseball’s championship history:

Here’s the story from the June 23, 1939 edition of the Woodbridge Independent-Leader, announcing Woodbridge’s last sectional championship:

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