Johnson boys’ basketball came back in 4th quarter to take lead before falling to St. Peter’s Prep; Visconti, Kelly have moments vs. Marauders

Crusaders will close month with 3 straight Sky Division road contests

UNION – Seeking to bounce back from a tough road division setback, the Johnson boys’ basketball team overcame seven deficits to take the lead in the fourth quarter against St. Peter’s Prep. However, unlike last year when Johnson outscored the Marauders at home, St. Peter’s Prep – sparked by senior strongman Shayne Simon – muscled […]

Roselle Park wrestling gains program’s 1,000th victory; Becomes only 2nd school in New Jersey and just 4th in country to achieve milestone

Panthers, in front of former wrestlers and coaches from all eras, pin down visiting Scotch Plains 44-23

ROSELLE PARK – At 8:32 p.m. on Friday night, Jan. 19, 2018, Roselle Park became just the fourth program in the country and only the second in New Jersey to produce 1,000 varsity wrestling victories. Roselle Park standout junior Mark Montgomery, wrestling up a weight class at 132, clinched a 44-23 Union County Conference-Watchung Division […]

Roselle Park will now host Scotch Plains Jan. 19 in first attempt to gain program’s 1,000th victory; Give Scotch Plains credit for giving up its home match to accommodate the Panthers in their quest to achieve the milestone at home

Roselle Park will now wrestle Scotch Plains at home Friday (Jan. 19) at 7 p.m. according to www.roselleparknews.org. “It was originally scheduled to take place in Scotch Plains, but the Raiders graciously accommodated the Panthers to allow the possibility to have its 1,000th win at home. “Residents will be able to cheer from the stands […]

Roselle Park wrestling 1 win away from program’s 1,000th; Defeats visiting Cranford 33-25 to improve to 10-1

Panthers first shot at milestone victory will come at Scotch Plains Jan. 19; They will then wrestle at Waldwick Tournament Jan. 20

The Roselle Park wrestling team produced a big Union County Conference-Watchung Division victory Wednesday night , Jan. 17 as the Panthers defeated Cranford 33-25. It was the first Watchung Division match for Roselle Park, which is now 1-0 in the division and 10-1 overall. Cranford slipped to 1-1 in the division and 5-2 overall. Cranford […]

Johnson boys’ basketball standout senior Visconti nearing 2,000 career points; Big division road games this week at Brearley Jan. 16 and at New Providence Jan. 18

Crusaders are scheduled to play St. Peter's Prep Jan. 20 during Investors Games at Kean University

As of Monday, Jan. 15, Johnson boys’ basketball standout George Visconti is 243 points shy of reaching 2,000. So far during his senior season the 6-4 forward has scored 167 points in eight games for a 20.9 average. He produced 1,590 points his first three seasons, playing all 76 Johnson varsity games over that span. […]

Savino 3rd-place finish at heavyweight clinches Cranford’s 4th straight UCT championship; Cougar grapplers edge Roselle Park 187-185

Panthers produce most champions with 4; Montgomery, Wustefeld are the Outstanding Wrestlers

UNION – Matthew Savino made placing third a memory he will cherish the rest of his life. Although the Cranford junior grappler did not win the heavyweight championship, his third-place finish – which was came on the final bout of the day – clinched a fourth straight county title for his Cougars. When Savino pinned […]

3-time defending champion Cranford and Roselle Park among favorites for 43rd annual wrestling Union County Tournament; To take place Jan. 13 at Union High School

UNION – Cranford will clash at Roselle Park next Wednesday night – Jan. 17 – in a key Union County Conference-Watchung Division wrestling match that will be sure to draw much local interest. Perhaps Union County’s top two teams will put on a show wrestling fans will not want to miss. Before that, however, there […]

Cranford wrestlers to travel west for first match at Phillipsburg Jan. 6; Cougars upset eventual G4 state champs last year at home en route to 21-1 season

Cranford, which last year reached the G3 semis, is 4-0, while PBurg sports a 3-0 mark

The site is no longer referred to as “The Pit” but for the Cranford wrestling team tonight’s (Jan. 6) first match at Phillipsburg is one the Cougars have been looking forward to for some time. On the same Saturday night in January last year the teams met in the regular season for the first time, with Cranford coming away […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball improves to 5-0 overall after a total team effort lifts it past The Patrick School; Lions take the Watchung Division lead at 3-0

Hanner leads RC with 25 and Dwyer TPS with 17

ROSELLE – Subjective: which is the best girls’ basketball team in Union County? Objective: After a total team effort lifted Roselle Catholic to a convincing Watchung Division victory over The Patrick School of Elizabeth there is no denying the Lions made a case Friday night to say that they are. With standout junior center Taniya […]

Rahway boys’ basketball begins January 5-0 after capturing own tournament; UCC hoop standings as of Jan. 1 here

The Rahway boys’ basketball team captured its own holiday tournament last week by first defeating defending champion Johnson 74-68 and then Gov. Livingston 56-43  in the championship game. Johnson beat Rahway 36-35 in last year’s final. Rahway, which repeated last year as the Union County Conference’s Valley Division champion en route to a 21-4 finish, […]

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