Linden boys’ basketball selected top seed for 81st annual UCT; Tigers seed 2nd title in 3 years

Union seeded 8th and repeat Sky Division champion Johnson 9th

The last time Linden was the top seed for the Union County boys’ basketball tournament the Tigers led Patrick School in the fourth quarter of the championship game. Then the Celtics scored the game’s final nine points en route to a 62-54 victory in the 2014 final at Kean. Linden rebounded to win the UCT […]

Top 4 seeds for 42nd annual girls’ basketball UCT are: 1-Patrick School. 2-New Providence. 3-Westfield 4-Roselle Catholic; Event commences with first prelim games on Feb. 10

Championship game scheduled for Friday, Feb. 24 at Kean; Seeds 5-10: 5-Cranford, 6-Oak Knoll. 7-Union. 8-Johnson. 9-Rahway. 10-GL

To nobody’s surprise, the Patrick School received the top seed for the 42nd annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. Patrick School reached the final and won the tournament both for the first time in 2015. The Celtics were the No. 2 seed two years ago. The top two seeds last year were also Patrick School […]

Union’s Al Santorini the guest speaker at the 81st annual Hot Stove awards dinner Feb. 12 in Clark; Former MLB player was the winning pitcher in the 1966 GNT final in Newark, beating Richie Zisk-led Parsippany 2-1

The Union County Baseball Association will induct three new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame at the organization’s 81st annual Hot Stove awards dinner on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at The Gran Centurions in Clark. The three new Hall of Famers are Mark Teutsch of Elizabeth, who pitched for […]

UCT girls’ basketball projected seeding here

My projected Union County Tournament girls’ basketball seeding (records through Sunday, Feb. 5): 1-Patrick School (19-2) 2-New Providence (16-3) 3-Westfield (13-4) 4-Roselle Catholic (14-5) 5-Cranford (7-10) 6-Union (8-12) 7-Johnson (8-10) 8-Rahway (11-9) 9-GL (9-9) 10-Oak Knoll (16-2) 11-Union Catholic (13-4) 12-Dayton (13-5) 13-Linden (11-7) 14-Summit (6-14) 15-Kent Place (12-2) 16-Brearley (10-4) 17-Hillside (7-11) 18-Elizabeth (7-13) […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ updated division standings and overall records here; UCTs will be seeded Feb. 7

Here are the Union County Conference’s boys’ and girls’ basketball division standings as of Monday, Feb. 6. Overall records are listed as well. UCC boys’ champions so far include St. Mary’s, Elizabeth capturing the Mountain Division and Johnson repeating as Sky Division winners with a perfect 10-0 league mark. In the Watchung Division, Patrick School […]

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, […]

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 […]