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 […]

Union County Tournament basketball continues with quarterfinals for girls’ Feb. 17 and boys’ Feb. 18

Will anyone seriously challenge the Patrick School girls’? Will the Linden boys’ win the county as the top seed this time? Those questions and more will begin to be answered once the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County tournaments continue with quarterfinal round play this weekend. The girls’ quarterfinals are Friday (Feb. 17) night at […]

UCT girls’ basketball continues tonight – Feb. 14 – with eight first round games at higher seeds

The 42nd annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament continues tonight – Tuesday, Feb. 14 – with eight first round games at the higher seeds. Here are the matchups: TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 9-Rahway (12-10) at 8-Johnson (8-11) 16-Scotch Plains (4-16) at 1-Patrick School (20-2) 12-Union Catholic (16-4) at 5-Cranford (8-11) 13-Summit (7-15) at 4-Roselle […]

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 […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here; Boys’ Watchung and Valley titles and girls’ Mountain crown still up for grabs

Below are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Feb. 13 and overall records through games played Saturday, Feb. 11. In the boys’ Union County Conference, the Watchung and Valley division titles have still not been decided. Patrick School clinched at least a tie for the Watchung Division crown with […]

Updated boys’ and girls’ Union County Tournament results, schedules here

Here are updated boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournament results and schedules: BOYS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SEEDS: 1-Linden. 2-Patrick School. 3-Roselle Catholic. 4-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth. 5-Union Catholic. 6-Scotch Plains. 7-Westfield. 8-Union. 9-Johnson. 10-Rahway. 11-Plainfield. 12-Elizabeth. 13-Summit. 14-Roselle. 15-Hillside. 16-Cranford. 17-Gov. Livingston. 18-New Providence. 19-Oratory Prep. 20-Dayton. 21-Koinonia Academy. PRELIMINARY ROUND Friday, Feb. 10 […]

Linden boys’ basketball hosting Newark East Side again on March 7 is what local hoop fans are hoping for; Union County boys’, girls’ basketball teams in states listed here

State tournament basketball will commence Monday, Feb. 27 around the state with 17 boys’ and 17 girls’ squads from Union County qualifying. Top seeds on the boys’ side include defending champion Linden in North 2, Group 4; Rahway in North 2, Group 3 and Patrick School in Non-Public, South B. The only girls’ qualifier to […]

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