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 […]

Historic Rahway, Cranford wrestling victories set up Jan. 14 UCT at UHS; Cranford’s DiGiovanni will attempt to become his school’s first 4-time champion

First Cranford doubles up challenging South Jersey foe Wall 48-24 on Jan. 3. One day later Rahway has an historic 36-23 win at Roselle Park. Then Rahway, at 5-0, and Cranford, at 3-0, clash at Cranford last Friday night, with Union County’s top team – the host Cougars – coming out on top by a […]

UCT wrestling at Union Jan. 14; Returning champions and 4-time champions listed here

Here is a look at this year’s returning Union County Tournament wrestling champions and the event’s only seven 4-time winners. The 42nd annual wrestling Union County Tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday – Jan. 14 – at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Competition will go from – roughly – 9 a.m. […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 9

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 9: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Patrick School (2-0) 2-Linden (1-1) Plainfield (1-1) 4-Roselle Catholic (0-0) 5-Elizabeth (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (1-0) 3-Union (0-2) Westfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (1-0) 3-Cranford (1-1) Roselle (1-1) […]

Road teams win early-season girls’ basketball undefeated vs. undefeated showdowns

Talk about early-season showdowns, there were two undefeated vs. undefeated girls’ basketball clashes this past week in Union County, with the road team coming out on top both times. On Saturday afternoon in Springfield it was visiting Oak Knoll coming through in the fourth quarter to pull out a 45-37 win over Dayton in a […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here for Jan. 2; girls’ alignment revised

Here are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 2, with the girls’ alignment revised: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 2: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) Linden (0-0) Elizabeth (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Plainfield (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-0) 2-Union Catholic (0-0) […]

Revised Union County Conference girls’ basketball alignment for 2016-2017 season

Here is the revised Union County Conference girls’ basketball alignment for the 2016-2017 season: WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Patrick School Roselle Catholic Westfield New Providence Cranford Union MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Gov Livingston Johnson Summit Rahway Scotch Plains Plainfield VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): Dayton Oak Knoll St. Mary’s, Elizabeth Elizabeth Linden Union Catholic Hillside SKY […]

Johnson boys’ basketball off to impressive 5-0 start; Crusaders won at 4-0 Rahway in Kowal Tournament

After losing a Union County Tournament game at Cranford more than 10 months ago – Feb. 13, 2016 to be exact – the Johnson boys’ basketball team has gone 9-1. Not counting Group 4 state champion Linden, Johnson has been the hottest Union County basketball public school team during that span. The Crusaders followed up […]

Union County Conference boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball standings here as of Dec. 31 – Happy New Year!

Here are the Union County Conference boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball standings as of Saturday, Dec. 31: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF SATURDAY, DEC. 31: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) Linden (0-0) Elizabeth (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Plainfield (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-0) 2-Union Catholic (0-0) […]

Governor Livingston baseball team winning its first UCT title is the pick here for ‘Sports Story of the Year in Union County for 2016’

My pick for “Sports Story of the Year in Union County for 2016” is the Governor Livingston baseball team winning the Union County Tournament for the first time and how the Highlanders managed to do so. Third-seeded GL – in back-to-back days at Kean University on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 – defeated […]