GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

Sunday’s UCT girls’ basketball final features defending champ and experienced GL vs. Oak Knoll and best player Moran

The county's top 2 teams will face each other for the first time this year at Kean's Harwood Arena

UNION – The favorite is the defending champion for the first time in its program history and owners of a 45-6 record in its last 51 games, including its first county championship game victory 12 months ago. The underdog is the county’s winningest team this year, is 4-0 vs. Watchung Division squads (including the UCT’s […]

Cranford falls to GL, while Linden comes up just short vs. Oak Knoll in girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kean University's Harwood Arena in Union

RAHWAY – If championships are won by playing outstanding defense, then the Governor Livingston Highlanders are in good shape. Defending champion GL returned to the county championship game for the third straight season after suffocating arch rival Cranford in Monday night’s 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball semifinals at Earl H. Walter Gymnasium. Third-seeded […]

DiTomasso long-range filling of the hoop helps lead Highlanders to UCT girls’ basketball quarterfinal victory

Junior, off the bench, pours in 16 points with a team-leading four 3-pointers

ROSELLE – Trying to contain an opponent’s top two players is challenging enough. Then when another one of its performers comes off the bench and shoots the lights out, well, that makes the mountain even higher and more treacherous to climb. While Governor Livingston seniors Erin Ferguson and Mallory George played their games in the […]

Summit Hilltoppers ice hockey going for 4th straight Union County Cup championship

UCIHL playoffs next week at Warinanco rink

Will the Summit Hilltoppers make it four straight? Or will the Westfield Blue Devils be the first team other than Summit to win the title for the first time since 2009? The Union County Ice Hockey League playoffs commence Monday at Warinanco Ice Rink in Roselle with first round games Monday, continue with the semifinals […]

Upsets highlight Monday night’s UCT girls’ basketball first round play; Hillside knocks off Union

Oak Knoll will attempt to oust top-seeded Roselle Catholic in Thursday's quarterfinals

There are always surprises when you get to the first round of the girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. Monday night was no exception. Again, this will be another year when all top eight seeds do not advance to the quarterfinals, which will be Thursday night at Rahway and Roselle Catholic. Right off the dribble, the […]

Sunday basketball scores here, in addition to next round UCT matchups

Both Roselle Catholic squads win non-county tournament contests

Here are Union County Tournament and regular season boys’ and girls’ basketball scores from Sunday, Feb. 10 and Monday’s first round girls’ matchups and Wednesday’s continued first round boys’ schedule. Below that are boys’ and girls’ Union County Conference standings and below that a list of the boys’ and girls’ teams that qualified for the states, […]

List of Union County wrestling, boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball teams that made states here

UNION COUNTY WRESTLING TEAMS IN STATES (4 schools) Sections begin Monday, Feb. 11 North 2, Group 2: 3-Cranford, 4-Gov. Livingston. North 2, Group 4: 6-Westfield. Central Jersey, Group 1: 2-Roselle Park.     UNION COUNTY BASKETBALL TEAMS IN STATES Sections begin Monday, Feb. 25 BOYS’ (19 schools) North 2, Group 1: 1-Dayton, 13-New Providence. North […]

Blizzard conditions alter basketball Union County Tournaments; Boys’ begins Saturday, girls’ Sunday

WEATHER CHANGES IN BOYS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT   UCT VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL PRELIMINARY ROUND & FIRST ROUND at Johnson HS/Clark SUNDAY, FEB. 10th 1:30—Roselle Park vs. Johnson 3:00—Rahway vs. Scotch Plains UCT VARSITY BOYS BASKETBALL FIRST ROUND SUNDAY, FEB. 10th at Rahway HS 11:30—Oratory vs. Plainfield 1:00—St. Mary’s vs. Summit 2:30—GL vs. Union 4:00—Hillside […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball seeks to become 4th straight top seed to win UCT; Cranford is 2nd seed

Defending champion GL is the 3rd seed and New Providence 4th

The top seed has been very successful the last three seasons, all of them going on to win the championship with the added pressure of being expected to do so. So will top-seeded Roselle Catholic – also the last team to knock off a top seed – make it four straight? Those questions and many […]