Next big shot in The Den promises to be loudest; Music of Billy Joel set for April 22 at Roselle Catholic

Proceeds will go to girls' basketball program

The Lions’ Den at Roselle Catholic High School has seen many big shots made in basketball seasons past. The next big shot in The Den promises to be the loudest one. Mike DelGuidice and Big Shot – a Long Island-based tribute band celebrating the music of Billy Joel – will perform at Roselle Catholic on […]

Roselle Catholic baseball now guided by 1985 graduate Olear; Lions to open at new facility – Alumni Park at Egan Field – April 1

Returning players include Mazzitelli, Rembish and Vega

Getting Roselle Catholic baseball established as one of the top teams in the Union County Conference once again is among the many goals first-year head coach Dan Olear has in store for his Lions. However, with a roster of only 12 kids this year, the 1985 Roselle Catholic graduate and former Lion baseball standout has […]

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 […]

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 […]

Final Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records heading into states here; Also a breakdown of Union County teams in their opening state tournament matchups

State tournament basketball commences today – Monday, Feb. 27 – in New Jersey. Another long winter season will wrap in two weeks. Union County has 17 boys’ and 17 girls’ basketball teams in the states. Sectional finals will be played next week, with the group finals scheduled for the weekend of March 11, 12. The […]

Last 4 boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments have had the top 4 seeds all advance to semifinals; Boys’ are at Kean Feb. 21 and girls’ at Rahway Feb. 22

We have a little déjà vu going on here in Union County. For the fourth straight year the top four seeds for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments advanced to the semifinals. Also for the fourth consecutive season the Roselle Catholic girls’ are in the 4-vs.-1 semifinal. The last year the top four […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball division and overall records here; Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ Watchung title

Linden and Patrick School share the boys’ basketball Union County Conference-Watchung Division title, both finishing 7-1 in league play and splitting against each other. That means the only UCC division up for grabs still is the Valley, with Rahway leading Scotch Plains 9-1 to 8-2 at the moment, with both teams still having to play […]

Union County Tournament basketball continues with quarterfinals for girls’ Feb. 17 and boys’ Feb. 18

Will anyone seriously challenge the Patrick School girls’? Will the Linden boys’ win the county as the top seed this time? Those questions and more will begin to be answered once the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County tournaments continue with quarterfinal round play this weekend. The girls’ quarterfinals are Friday (Feb. 17) night at […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here; Boys’ Watchung and Valley titles and girls’ Mountain crown still up for grabs

Below are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Feb. 13 and overall records through games played Saturday, Feb. 11. In the boys’ Union County Conference, the Watchung and Valley division titles have still not been decided. Patrick School clinched at least a tie for the Watchung Division crown with […]

Updated boys’ and girls’ Union County Tournament results, schedules here

Here are updated boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournament results and schedules: BOYS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SEEDS: 1-Linden. 2-Patrick School. 3-Roselle Catholic. 4-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth. 5-Union Catholic. 6-Scotch Plains. 7-Westfield. 8-Union. 9-Johnson. 10-Rahway. 11-Plainfield. 12-Elizabeth. 13-Summit. 14-Roselle. 15-Hillside. 16-Cranford. 17-Gov. Livingston. 18-New Providence. 19-Oratory Prep. 20-Dayton. 21-Koinonia Academy. PRELIMINARY ROUND Friday, Feb. 10 […]