Roselle Catholic senior Hanner celebrated for reaching and passing 1,000 career points; Lions follow up with 48-41 home victory over Notre Dame

Win 2nd straight and for 5th time in past 6 games to improve to 10-6

ROSELLE – The game that Taniya Hanner reached 1,000 career points came on the road and did not come in a victory. However, the milestone was celebrated at home Saturday and came before an eventual hard-fought win against a very solid opponent. Fittingly, Hanner scored the game’s first points on the very first shot taken, […]

Patrick School girls’ basketball leads from start to finish in producing decisive win at Westfield; Hill comes off bench to lead all scorers with 12 points on game-high 4 three-pointers

Defending champion Celtics take lead in Watchung Division and will also be the top seed for the Union County Tournament

WESTFIELD – Entering the second quarter with a three-point lead, Patrick School third-year head coach Damel Ling shouted this instruction to his players: “start to take some 3s!” The Celtics had five girls with exactly one two-point field goal for all of their first quarter scoring. That was not the case for the next eight […]

Westfield girls’ basketball tough on boards in topping Watchung Division rival Cranford; Stravach, Klag, Kreusser excel for visitors

Blue Devils win 3rd straight to improve to 11-5; Cougars, sparked by rebounding of Pringle, fall to 6-8

CRANFORD – When you have two defensive-minded teams going at it a premium is put on being able to control the boards. On the defensive end you’re looking to grab the ball and go. Offensively, you want to follow up a miss with at least a second opportunity. While both Westfield and Cranford equally displayed […]

Brearley girls’ basketball closes on 16-4 run to top host Dayton 59-47; Bondalo’s second of two 3-pointers proves to be game-winning basket

Bears bounce Bulldogs to win 4th straight and improve to 12-2

SPRINGFIELD – When the game’s leading scorer, Dayton senior Sayre Brandstatter, scored on a lefty layup to tie the game for the fourth and what would be the final time inside of four minutes to go, the home team’s crowd erupted. Visiting Brearley, which earlier led by as many as 15 and more very recently […]

Elizabeth remains undefeated after producing dominant win at Mountain Division arch rival Union; Price pours in career-high 26 for 12-0 Minutemen

10-0 run bridging first and second quarters spurs on visiting team

UNION – Arch rival Union had it going on early, scoring the game’s first five points, taking the ball away time and time again and going strong to the hoop. The host Farmers looked more than up to the challenge of being the first team to knock off undefeated Elizabeth. A little more than six […]

Brearley sophomore Phillips among 10 grapplers to grab first Union County Tournament championship; Cranford captures 5th consecutive crown

UNION – With the stinging memory of falling by a wide margin in the finals last year still in his head, Brearley sophomore wrestler Patrick Phillips just wanted to stay true to himself. Phillips figured that if he was able to execute his strategy – which consisted of pushing offense, being always on his toes, […]

Elizabeth boys’ basketball remains undefeated at 9-0 after turning back UCC-Mountain Division foe Union Catholic in 3OT thriller; Scores game’s final 4 points

Battle scores 26, Tanksley 20 for visiting Vikings; Price leads host Minutemen with 21

ELIZABETH – For many years the Elizabeth Dunn Sport Center rocked as it served as the center of the universe for upper echelon boys’ basketball in the state of New Jersey. Then for some time the Dunn Center was, well, done. The Union County Tournament, in addition to other showcase matchups, moved over to Kean […]

Summit’s Badgely produces memorable first NFL playoff game; Kicks 5 field goals in 6 attempts to help lead LA Chargers to 23-17 win at Baltimore

It wasn’t too long ago that Michael Badgely was kicking field goals for the Summit Hilltoppers. Badgely set numerous kicking records at Summit and as a senior in 2012 helped lead the Hilltoppers to a perfect 12-0 season that included a North 2, Group 3 state championship. After one year at prep school Fork Union […]

Dayton boys’ basketball off to 5-1 start after 5th straight win a dominant effort at home over Belvidere; Junior guard Alicea – scoring both inside and outside – paces all with superb 24-point performance

Bulldogs put game out of reach with 29-3 second quarter

SPRINGFIELD – When Belvidere senior Dennis Dornich connected on the first field goal of the game – a 3 – to give the visiting County Seaters a 3-point advantage, host Dayton had yet to find its shot. The Bulldogs kept on missing. Dayton misfired on its first seven field goal attempts before senior starter Jaykwaan […]

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