Johnson boys’ basketball now just 32 minutes away from capturing a state sectional championship; 22-4 Crusaders will play at Rumson-Fair Haven March 7 for CJ, G2 title

DiProfio nets career-high 32 in 80-68 semifinal round victory at second-seeded and defending champion Bordentown

Normally this time of the year Dave Kennedy has already traded in his basketball whistle for a bat and a bag of baseballs as he makes his usual February into March transition from basketball to baseball coach at Johnson High School in Clark. That is not the case this year and for a very good […]

Special season will continue for Union standout senior wrestler Zuena; One of 20 grapplers from Union County high schools to reach AC

NJSIAA Tournament at Boardwalk Hall scheduled for March 3-5

As special a season as it could be for Nick Zuena will continue this weekend as he will proudly represent the Union High School wrestling program. The talented 152-pound standout senior grappler will be competing in the 84th annual NJSIAA Tournament that commences Friday, continues Saturday and concludes Sunday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Zuena […]

Final Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records heading into states here; Also a breakdown of Union County teams in their opening state tournament matchups

State tournament basketball commences today – Monday, Feb. 27 – in New Jersey. Another long winter season will wrap in two weeks. Union County has 17 boys’ and 17 girls’ basketball teams in the states. Sectional finals will be played next week, with the group finals scheduled for the weekend of March 11, 12. The […]

Patrick School, led by Richards, tops Linden in boys’ basketball UCT final; Union repeats as JV champions

UNION – Nick Richards made an immediate statement by dunking home the game’s first two points just 16 seconds in. Then after being held scoreless in the second quarter and with just six points at intermission and his team ahead by only two, he took matters into his own hands when the second half commenced. […]

UCT championship basketball weekend at Kean is here; Girls’ final pits 3-Westfield vs. 1-Patrick School Feb. 24, followed by boys’ final pitting 2-Patrick School vs. 1-Linden Feb. 25

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT KEAN UNIVERSITY’S HARWOOD ARENA IN UNION Girls’ final: Friday, Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. 3-Westfield (17-4) vs. 1-Patrick School (23-2) Boys’ final: Saturday, Feb. 25, 6 p.m. 2-Patrick School (21-4) vs. 1-Linden (20-3) Can the Westfield girls defeat a second straight opponent which it previously lost to twice? The […]

Union Catholic mentor Matthews becomes 4th girls’ basketball coach in state history to win 700 games; will be back for her 42nd season next year

SCOTCH PLAINS – Wiping away tears during a post-game celebration that included not only present players, coaches and school administration, but also balloons, flowers and photographs and former standout players from the past, Union Catholic girls’ basketball coach Kathy Matthews was more than moved following Wednesday’s victory. Matthews, the only head varsity girls’ basketball coach […]

Union Catholic mentor Matthews will attempt to become only 4th girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 victories; Vikings host South Plainfield Feb. 22

One more victory in Union Catholic’s best season in more than a decade will include another coaching milestone by one of Union County’s most respected teachers of the game. Kathy Matthews is one victory shy of becoming just the fourth girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 wins. Union Catholic’s first opportunity to […]

Last 4 boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments have had the top 4 seeds all advance to semifinals; Boys’ are at Kean Feb. 21 and girls’ at Rahway Feb. 22

We have a little déjà vu going on here in Union County. For the fourth straight year the top four seeds for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments advanced to the semifinals. Also for the fourth consecutive season the Roselle Catholic girls’ are in the 4-vs.-1 semifinal. The last year the top four […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball division and overall records here; Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ Watchung title

Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ basketball Union County Conference-Watchung Division title, both finishing 7-1 in league play and splitting against each other. That means the only UCC division up for grabs still is the Valley, with Rahway leading Scotch Plains 9-1 to 8-2 at the moment, with both teams still having to play […]

Cranford wrestlers will battle South Plainfield in Feb. 17, 18 District 14 competition at Woodbridge; North 2, Group 3 champion Cougars reached Group 3 semis and finished with record of 21-1

The North 2, Group 3 champion Cranford wrestling team did not get another shot at South Plainfield Sunday at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River after falling to South Jersey, Group 3 champion Delsea 39-25 in the Group 3 semifinals. Repeat Central Jersey, Group 3 champion South Plainfield, which last year defeated visiting Cranford 35-18 […]