Jack Abramson

Jack Abramson, 97, of Union, NJ died on Sat., March 9 in his home. Mr. Abramson was a business executive and engineer, having owned and managed the Interstate Ironworks Corporation in Hillside, NJ from 1935 to 1980. He also was part owner and manager of United Steel Deck from 1973 to 1985. He earned a […]

Roselle Catholic – first-time Non-Public, B state champions – is the top seed for the Tournament of Champions; Title game is March 19 in Trenton

Lions first play in Friday's semifinals at Monmouth University

The Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball team – which Saturday night captured its first state championship by winning the Non-Public, B title – is the top seed for the Tournament of Champions. There will be two first round games Wednesday night at Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and then two semifinal games Friday night at Monmouth […]

Dayton boys’ basketball falls to Point Pleasant Beach 43-39 in Group 1 state championship game; Bulldogs finish a fine 22-6

UCC-Valley Division champs sparked by senior-laden cast

The Dayton boys’ basketball team came ever so close to capturing its first-ever state title, falling to Point Pleasant Beach 43-39 in Sunday night’s Group 1 state championship game at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Dayton trailed by one point going into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs were sparked by 12 points from Joe Rogers […]

Linden boys’ basketball is defeated by Atlantic City 60-54 in OT in Group 4 state championship game; Fine season concludes at 22-8

Most of team will be back for next season as Tigers will be favorites for 2014 UCT and Group 4 titles

The Linden boys’ basketball team was oh so close and yet oh so far. But maybe only a year too far. Linden, after leading by three points with less than 30 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, fell to defending champion Atlantic City 60-54 in overtime in Sunday’s Group 4 state championship game at […]

Brearley standout junior wrestler Joe Balboni does well to place third in state at 170; GL’s Mele fourth at 120, Brearley’s John Balboni 5th at 160, Summit’s Iarussi 6th at 220

Clark's Calas now going for 3rd state championship and 1st at 120

It was a long and very rewarding wrestling season for standout Union County grapplers including senior Jon Mele of Governor Livingston, senior Colin Barber of Westfield, junior John Balboni of Brearley, junior Joe Balboni of Brearley,  senior A.J. Iarussi of Summit and senior Anthony Tufaro of Scotch Plains. All were good enough to earn medals for where they […]

Seton Hall Prep senior Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley reach NJSIAA Tournament semifinals; Wrestlers win quarterfinal matches, now 2 wins from state titles

Summit senior standout Iarussi loses first match of season in tie-breaker at 220

Seton Hall Prep senior Brenden Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley – John and Joe – advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament semifinals after the standout grapplers won quarterfinal round bouts Saturday. The semifinals are being contested right now, with the finals set for the last competition on Sunday. Calas, already a […]

Union County wrestlers Calas, Mele, Barber, Brearley’s Balboni brothers, Bulger, Iarussi and Tufaro advance to NJSIAA Tournament quarterfinals

Mele, Barber, John Balboni also win preliminary round matches; Semifinals follow quarterfinals Saturday

As many as eight wrestlers from Union County are now three wins away from winning state championships! Winning pre-quarterfinal round NJSIAA Tournament bouts Friday night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals were Brenden Calas of Clark and Seton Hall Prep and Jon Mele of Governor Livingston at 120, Colin Barber of […]

Dayton boys’ basketball tops Waldwick in Group 1 semifinals to advance to Sunday’s Group 1 state championship game at Rutgers; Bulldogs will face Point Pleasant Beach

Brown nets game-high 12 points, while Cioffi and Clayton pour in seven each

For the second time in three years the Dayton boys’ basketball team is one win away from capturing the first state championship in program history. Dayton, the North 2, Group 1 champ for the first time since 2011, defeated North 1 champion Waldwick 36-32 Thursday night in the Group 1 semifinal played at East Orange Campus. […]

2 teams that lost at the buzzer in the UCT – Linden and RC – still alive in state tourney action; Dayton boys’ play in Thursday’s Group 1 semifinals

Only 3 Union County hoop teams not eliminated yet

Both Linden and Roselle Catholic – first RC and then Linden on consecutive Saturday nights – had their hearts broken in Union County Tournament play, losing games on shots in the lane right before the final buzzer. The Tigers and Lions have made up for those excruciating defeats by excelling in state tournament play. Since […]