Defending champion GL – the only undefeated baseball team in Union County at 10-0 – in line to be awarded No. 1 seed for 64th annual UCT; Has outscored foes 91-22

Highlanders sparked by starting pitching staff that includes standout seniors Doren, Cocchia, Schneider, Savage

There is no mystery as to which team should be seeded No. 1 Monday night when the 64th annual baseball Union County Tournament is put together in Cranford. For the first time Governor Livingston is the defending champion. The Highlanders should also be awarded the top seed in their quest to repeat as champions – […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings as of Monday, April 24 and overall records here

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 24   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (3-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Westfield (2-2) 4-Cranford (2-3) 5-Union (1-3) Elizabeth (1-3)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-New Providence (2-1) 3-Johnson (1-2) Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (4-0) 2-Dayton […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here as of Monday, April 17; Overall records as well

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Governor Livingston (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (3-1) 3-Union (1-1) 4-Westfield (2-2) 5-Elizabeth (1-3) Cranford (1-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (4-0) 2-Johnson (1-1) New Providence (1-1) 4-Union Catholic (1-2) 5-Linden (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools:) 1-Dayton (3-0) Roselle Park (3-0) 3-Rahway (2-2) […]

Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here after first week of play; Overall records also listed

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, APRIL 10 WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Scotch Plains (2-0) 2-Union (1-0) 3-Gov. Livingston (0-0) 4-Westfield (0-1) 5-Elizabeth (1-2) 6-Cranford (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Summit (3-0) 2-New Providence (0-0) 3-Union Catholic (0-1) Linden (0-1) Johnson (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Roselle Park (2-0) 2-Dayton (1-0) 3-Brearley (2-1) […]

Baseball coaches must be aware of new pitch count rules; In place to help prevent arm injuries

Sure to also alter game strategy

Dayton senior right hander Joe Kastner threw 81 pitches in five innings in hurling a no-hit, complete-game, shutout Monday vs. division rival Brearley. According to the new pitch count rules, he now knows that he has to have at least three days rest before he can pitch again. That means he will not be eligible […]

Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season here and also last year’s final standings

Here are the Union County Conference softball division alignments for the 2017 season: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE SOFTBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR 2017 SEASON:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champions Gov. Livingston Westfield Elizabeth Cranford   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Roselle Park – defending champions Benedictine Academy Union Scotch Plains Brearley (new) (moved up from […]

Linden boys’ basketball concludes another fine season at 26-5; Tigers presently only NJ team to defeat TOC finalist Patrick School

The Linden boys’ basketball team has a stranglehold on winning Group 4 state championships, with six captured since 2000, including repeating this year for the second time in program history. However, the Tigers are still seeking their first Tournament of Champions crown after falling to Don Bosco Prep 65-58 in Sunday’s semifinals in Toms River. In […]

Union County Conference baseball alignment for 2017 here; Also 2016 standings and UCC champs 2016-2010

Here are – what I think I figured out – the new division alignments for Union County Conference baseball for 2017:   2017 UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BASEBALL   WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Westfield – defending champion Scotch Plains Elizabeth Cranford Gov. Livingston Union   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): Johnson – defending champion Union Catholic Linden […]

Linden boys’ basketball will next play March 19 at Pine Belt Arena in TOC semifinals; Final is March 20 in Trenton

Tigers seek second straight appearance in championship game and first title

Because of Tuesday’s statewide heavy snowfall, the boys’ basketball Tournament of Champions has been moved up to a March 17, March 19, March 20 schedule: Second-seeded Linden, which repeated as Group 4 champions, will now play in the semifinals March 19 at Pine Belt Arena (Toms River North High School). Here’s the revised schedule:   QUARTERFINALS: Friday, […]

Linden boys’ basketball does it again! Tigers repeat as G4 state champions, capturing 6th crown

Crawford scores 17, Watkins 16 and Jones 13; TOC is next, with Linden expected to get No. 2 seed

PISCATAWAY – Underdog Shawnee – without a senior in its starting lineup – was executing a nifty backdoor pass, hitting some 3s and preventing Linden from getting into a flow offensively to produce the game’s first lead of any kind. That kind of performance kept the Burlington County Renegades more than just in the game […]