With the girls’ basketball UCT to be seeded Feb. 7, there is one prohibitive favorite; In tuneup, Union tops visiting GL behind Moneme, Seater

Farmers snap 4-game slide while handing Highlanders their 3rd straight setback

UNION – Will anyone be able to seriously challenge the Patrick School in this month’s girls’ basketball Union County Tournament? Head coaches Justin Meyer of Union and Vin Gulbin of Governor Livingston see the Celtics – who won the crown for the first time in 2015 – as the favorites and why not? Patrick School […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 30 and overall records listed; First division champions are Johnson boys’ repeating as Sky champs, Patrick School girls’ repeating as Watchung winners and Kent Place capturing the girls’ Sky crown

5 divisions still up for grabs

PHOTO BY JR PARACHINI – The first basketball Union County Conference division winners for the 2016-2017 season are the Johnson boys’ repeating as Sky champs, the Patrick School girls’ repeating as Watchung winners and Kent Place capturing the girls’ Sky crown. Here are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, […]

Johnson boys’ basketball captures UCC’s Sky Division title for 2nd straight season; 13-1 Crusaders hold on to bounce visiting Oratory Prep

Visconti leads way with 16 points, DiProfio adds 12 and Kelly and Hund 8 apiece

PHOTOS BY JR PARACHINI: Above, Johnson head coach Dave Kennedy talks to his team during a second half timeout. Below, Johnson junior George Visconti is at the free throw line. Visconti paced the Crusaders with 17 points in his team’s 53-47 Sky Division home win over Oratory Prep. CLARK – Don’t look now, but since […]

Union County Conference basketball standings, overall records, as of Jan. 23 here

Here are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings – and the overall records of those teams – as Monday, Jan. 23: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 23: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Patrick School (4-1) 2-Linden (3-1) 3-Roselle Catholic (1-1) 4-Plainfield (1-3) 5-Elizabeth (0-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball standings here as of Jan. 16; Overall records also listed

Here are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Jan. 16: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 16: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Patrick School (3-0) 2-Roselle Catholic (0-0) 3-Linden (2-1) 4-Plainfield (1-2) 5-Elizabeth (0-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (4-0) 2-Union Catholic (1-1) 3-Westfield […]

Cranford wrestlers, sparked by 4-time champ DiGiovanni, capture 3rd straight UCT title; Union senior Zuena grabs 152 championship

Roselle Park, with Montgomery winning crown at 113 is 2nd; 4th-place Rahway has sophomore champions in Murray at 120 and Royster at 126

UNION – “4 Baby!” Those were the first words emphatically ushered by Cranford standout senior wrestler Tom DiGiovanni immediately after he held off Summit senior Philip Angelo 2-1 to capture the 138-pound championship. DiGiovanni became Cranford’s first 4-time Union County Tournament champion Saturday en route to helping lead the heavily-favored Cougars to their third straight […]

Historic Rahway, Cranford wrestling victories set up Jan. 14 UCT at UHS; Cranford’s DiGiovanni will attempt to become his school’s first 4-time champion

First Cranford doubles up challenging South Jersey foe Wall 48-24 on Jan. 3. One day later Rahway has an historic 36-23 win at Roselle Park. Then Rahway, at 5-0, and Cranford, at 3-0, clash at Cranford last Friday night, with Union County’s top team – the host Cougars – coming out on top by a […]

UCT wrestling at Union Jan. 14; Returning champions and 4-time champions listed here

Here is a look at this year’s returning Union County Tournament wrestling champions and the event’s only seven 4-time winners. The 42nd annual wrestling Union County Tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday – Jan. 14 – at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Competition will go from – roughly – 9 a.m. […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 9

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 9: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Patrick School (2-0) 2-Linden (1-1) Plainfield (1-1) 4-Roselle Catholic (0-0) 5-Elizabeth (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (1-0) 3-Union (0-2) Westfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (1-0) 3-Cranford (1-1) Roselle (1-1) […]

Road teams win early-season girls’ basketball undefeated vs. undefeated showdowns

Talk about early-season showdowns, there were two undefeated vs. undefeated girls’ basketball clashes this past week in Union County, with the road team coming out on top both times. On Saturday afternoon in Springfield it was visiting Oak Knoll coming through in the fourth quarter to pull out a 45-37 win over Dayton in a […]