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 […]

UCPAC offers sensory friendly ‘Pinocchio’

UNION COUNTY — How will Pinocchio survive the giant whale? How will he save his father? And how will this irrepressible wooden puppet ever achieve his dream of becoming a real boy? The classic adventure of Pinocchio gets a thrilling new twist from The New Jersey Ballet Company, which will perform the children’s ballet “Pinocchio” […]

Union County week of March 7th

OBITUARIES: • BATTS — Charles M. Jr., of Fanwood; Feb. 22. Husband, father, brother, 53 years old. • BEST — Earl W., of Elizabeth; Feb. 25. Army veteran. Survived by three children. • BLUM — Frederic, L., formerly of Cranford; Feb. 22. Retired structural engineer. • BLUM — Murray G., of Springfield; Feb. 21. Owned […]

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 […]

Linden boys’ basketball captures second N2, G4 championship in 3 years; RC and Patrick School boys’ advance to Non-Public, South B final

After falling in the Union County Tournament championship game on a shot right before the buzzer, the Linden boys’ basketball team did well to bounce back in a challenging North 2, Group 4 section. For the second time in three years the Tigers captured the championship, defeating Ridge 49-46 at home in Monday’s final. Linden […]

15 wrestlers from Union County headed to Atlantic City for NJSIAA Tournament; Event is Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Boardwalk Hall

Clark resident Calas of SHP, already a 2-time state champion, cradles his 2nd Region 3 title

Now the competition hits an all-time high. Wrestling in Atlantic City this weekend for high school grapplers won’t mean trying to get out of the way of a senior citizen heading to the slots. It will mean, specificially for 15 Union County residents, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? […]

For 3rd time in less than a week both RC hoop teams will be home on same night in states; Each seeks to advance to Wednesday’s championship games

Girls' hosting Trenton Catholic first before boys' face Wildwood Catholic Monday at The Lions' Den

For the third time in less than a week there will be a state tournament doubleheader at The Lions’ Den at Roselle Catholic with both RC varsity basketball teams playing on Pat Hagan Court. On Monday in the Non-Public, South B semifinals for both it will be the top-seeded girls’ hosting fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic at 6 […]

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. […]

High school baseball is back! Official practice commenced Friday, with the first scrimmages on the horizon

Cranford is the defending Group 3 state champion, while GL is still seeking to capture its first UCT title

Baseball is back! Official practice commenced Friday for the 2013 high school baseball season in New Jersey, which promises to be an exciting one here in Union County. Cranford is the defending Group 3 state champion and is led by senior left hander Ryan Williamson, who will continue playing at North Carolina State and by […]