Dayton boys’ basketball captures 2nd North 2, Group 1 championship in 3 years; Does so at home again vs. University

Will face North 1, Group 1 champion Waldwick Thursday at 5 p.m. - weather permitting - at East Orange Campus in a Group 1 semifinal

The Dayton boys’ basketball team, coming off a loss in last year’s final at home to University – a game that went to overtime – was more determined than ever to find a way to not let that happen again. Sparked by a pretty balanced scoring attack that included 19 points from Jared Clayton, 13 […]

Dayton boys’ and Cranford, GL girls’ advance to sectional finals after winning Saturday state tourney tilts; Monday, Tuesday Union County schedule here

The top-seeded Bulldogs will host second-seeded University in the boys' N2, G1 final Tuesday night in Springfield, while the sixth-seeded Cougars will play at the top-seeded Highlanders in Monday night's N2, G3 girls' final in Berkeley Heights

Union County basketball teams that won on Saturday to advance to sectional finals included the Dayton boys’ and the Cranford and Governor Livingston girls’. Top-seeded Dayton won at home over fourth-seeded Dunellen 59-41 in the North 2, Group 1 semifinals and will now host second-seeded University in Tuesday night’s boys’ N2, G1 final in Springfield. […]

Linden boys’ basketball tops Elizabeth Friday to reach N2, G4 final; Both Roselle Catholic squads triumph again

Winners advance to play again on Monday

Friday night was another good one for Union County basketball teams. On the boys’ side, top-seeded Linden in North 2, Group 4 advanced to that final Monday night at home against second-seeded Ridge by ousting fourth-seeded Elizabeth 53-40 at Linden. In Union County Conference-Watchung Division play this season, Linden defeated Elizabeth in overtime 75-63 on […]

Cranford girls’ basketball continues to excel in states; Road win at 26-1 Iselin Kennedy puts Cougars home vs. Chatham Saturday

Cranford one win away from reaching a 4rh sectional final in last 5 seasons

When it comes to winning state tournament games, no Union County team – other than Group 1 power New Providence – does it better than Cranford. Thursday night’s 50-45 North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal win at third-seeded Iselin Kennedy was Cranford’s 14th state tournament triumph in the past five seasons and sixth on the road. […]

Dayton boys’ basketball moves on in states after Thursday OT victory; All 4 Union County girls’ teams triumph

Dayton boys' and GL and Cranford girls' will be hosting next round games Saturday

While Dayton was the only Union County boys’ team to win in state tournament play Thursday night – the top-seeded Bulldogs needed overtime to thwart eighth-seeded Newark Vocational 73-67, winning overtime 14-8 in their North 2, Group 1 quarterfinal matchup – all four Union County girls’ teams that played were triumphant. Governor Livingston and Cranford advanced to […]

Wednesday state basketball winners include both RC squads and Linden, Elizabeth boys’; Thursday, Friday schedule here

Linden and Elizabeth boys' split in UCC-Watchung Division games against each other, both winning at home

Wednesday night state tournament basketball winners from Union County on the boys’ side included Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B and Elizabeth and Linden in North 2, Group 4. Parochial schools St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Oratory Prep of Summit were eliminated, in addition to Hillside in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals. The only girls’ winner from […]

Tuesday basketball state winners: Rahway, Dayton, Plainfield boys’ and Dayton, GL, New Providence, Cranford girls’

On a heavy night of state basketball involving teams from Union County, Rahway, Dayton and Plainfield advanced on the boys’ side Tuesday, while the Dayton, Governor Livingston, New Providence and Cranford girls’ advanced. All of the above winners will play again Thursday in their respective sections. Union County teams that were ousted Tuesday included the GL, Summit, Cranford […]

Roselle Park wrestlers repeat as District 10 winners behind 6 champions; Region 3 commences Wednesday night at Union

Panther first-place finishers include Devito, Hilburn, Matthews, Loevsky, Woods, Nunez

The Roselle Park wrestling team, after winning 20 matches and reaching the Central Jersey, Group 1 final, captured District 10 at Millburn again. Winning championships for the Panthers were Joe Devito at 113, Pete Hilburn at 145, Brian Matthews at 152, Steve Loevsky at 160, Phil Woods at 170 and Allen Nunez at 182. Roselle […]

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 […]