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 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UHS junior Kiara Powell is an avid bowler Kiara is an excellent bowler. She is always working to better her performance on the lanes as well as go out of her way to help others working to improve. Kiara is the type of teammate who pushes others to strive to be their best and can […]

UNION MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UHS junior Kai Legband is a varsity swimmer   Kai Legband is a junior at Union High School and has been a member of the men’s varsity swim team since his freshman year. In dual meets this season, Kai has been a part of 11 first-place relays, with a handful of relays won on come-from-behind […]

Union football players make presence felt on first day of national letters-of-intent signing period

PHOTO COURTESY OF LOU GRASSO JR. – Union football players sign their national letters-of-intent at the high school on the first day of the 2017 signing period – Wednesday, Feb. 1. From left are, Mike Tverdov-Rutgers, Chris Bournes-ASA, Adens Georges-Montclair State, Al-Tariq Jones-ASA, Diego Hernandez-Caldwell and Darrell Davis-Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). Coaches behind them, […]

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 boys’ basketball bounces back to defeat Plainfield and Union Catholic the 2nd time around; Farmers will attempt to do the same vs. Westfield at home on Jan. 31

The goal of a basketball team that did not return any starters is one of progression. Let’s start from scratch and see just how better we can get as the days, weeks and months march on. That was the scenario the Union boys’ were faced with this season. One of four teams situated in the […]

Union standout junior swimmer Legband captures two events in boys’ county meet at Rutgers; First in 50-yard freestyle and sets record in 100-yard freestyle

The best swimmers in Union County traveled to Middlesex County Sunday to compete in the annual Union County meets, which were held at the Sonny Werblin Rec Center in Piscataway, located on the campus of Rutgers University. To no one’s surprise, perennial powers Westfield and Scotch Plains were dominant, with Westfield repeating as boys’ champions […]

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 […]