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 […]

Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball, seeking its initial UCT title, is the top seed for the first time

Lions reached the final last year for the first time since 1963

For the first time since – well – who knows, Roselle Catholic finds itself as the hunted team. For a change, the Lions have a target on their backs. And this all still comes before Roselle Catholic has won its first county championship. Roselle Catholic finds itself in the unfamiliar territory of being the top […]

Girls’ basketball UCT top 4 seeds should go to Roselle Catholic, Governor Livingston, Cranford and New Providence

Field to be constructed Wednesday morning at RC

All the results are in. Now it’s time to construct the 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. The field gets seeded Wednesday morning at Roselle Catholic, one day after 22 of the 23 teams in the Union County Conference played their final games before the seeding. On the committee are Watchung […]

Who should be the No. 1 seed when the girls’ basketball Union County Tournament is constructed Wednesday?

Top teams include Roselle Catholic, defending champion GL, Cranford, New Providence, Union, Linden

Wow! What a Union County Tournament seeding meeting it should be on Wednesday! Here we go: First Cranford swept Governor Livingston in Watchung Division play and then Roselle Catholic swept Cranford. Then GL swept Roselle Catholic. Meanwhile, Union ended up splitting Watchung Division games with GL and Cranford, while Linden swept Union in Watchung play. […]

Linden bowlers DeKowski, the boys’, and Reid, the girls’, win UCT individual crowns, while Johnson rolls to team title

Crusaders capture 3rd straight championship after Reid repeats as girls' champ

While Linden bowlers rolled their way to the individual championships at this week’s Union County Tournament competition at their hometown Jersey Lanes, it was the Johnson Crusaders who overcame Linden to capture the team title for the third straight year. One day after Linden junior Andrew Dekowski captured the boys’ competition and Linden senior Briana […]

RC girls’ basketball comes back in 4th quarter to post big Watchung Division win at Cranford

Visiting Lions sparked by Grant's fourth quarter scoring, defense

CRANFORD – Niavanni Grant saw the slightest of openings and made her move to the basket. That was all the Roselle Catholic senior guard needed to produce her first points, which came at a time when the visiting Lions really needed them. Down by eight to start the fourth quarter in hostile enemy territory, Roselle […]

Are Roselle Catholic and Cranford the 2 best girls’ basketball teams in Union County? Will clash for 2nd time Thursday at Cranford

Roselle Catholic is 14-2 and on a 7-game winning streak, while Cranford is 12-3 and has won 6 straight

When the Cranford and Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball teams first tangled Jan. 4 in Roselle, both were 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Watchung Division of the Union County Conference. After both teams hit a brief bump in the road earlier this month, each has bounced back nicely heading into their second division showdown – set for […]

Former Roselle Catholic basketball standouts Laverty and Warney meet on the college stage

Laverty, Class of 2009, is playing at Seton Hall and Warney, Class of 2012, is at Stony Brook

  Roselle Catholic graduates Connor Laverty, at left in the photo, and Jameel Warney, at right, met in the post-game handshake line following Seton Hall University’s 60-59 victory against Stony Brook on Dec. 28 at the Prudential Center in Newark.Warney, who scored five points in 27 minutes vs. Seton Hall, graduated from Roselle Catholic last […]

Roselle Catholic basketball players Quinn, Franklin honored

Roselle Catholic’s Ryan Quinn and Danielle Franklin were honored at halftime of their respective team’s game at the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children (SFIC) basketball festival presented by Investors Bank at Kean University the first weekend of January. Each participating school in the SFIC festival, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary, nominated a basketball player who’s […]