Westfield head coach McKeon nets her 100th victory as Blue Devils advance in UCT; Quarterfinals are next Feb. 21

When Liz McKeon scored a career-high 31 points in her second-to-last game at Westfield in 1999, becoming just the second Blue Devils girls basketball player to reach 1,000 career points was quite the lofty achievement. However, it came in a loss at Morristown. When she scored 14 more points in her final game, again it […]

Union boys basketball bounces visiting Hillside in UCT play; Farmers will next play at Plainfield, Feb. 19

Winner faces top-seeded Patrick School of Elizabeth in Feb. 22 quarterfinals

UNION – In order to get an opportunity to play one of the best teams in the state the Union Farmers will have to find a way to get past one of the best teams in the Union County Conference’s Mountain Division. That team is Plainfield. Union, the ninth seed, will play at Plainfield, the […]

Union County Tournament boys and girls basketball seeds, dates and UCC division champions here

As expected, Patrick School, Roselle Catholic, Elizabeth and Linden – in that order – garnered the top four seeds for the 84th annual boys basketball Union County Tournament. The championship game is Feb. 29 at Kean University, with top-seeded Patrick School expected to take on second-seeded and two-time defending champion Roselle Catholic in the final. […]

Time to shake up Union County Tournament boys basketball? How about 2 tournaments side-by-side?

This is the time of the year when I write that the Union County Tournament is the oldest boys county tournament in the state when presenting the news of the seeding meeting. It adds a certain amount of weight to the history. What does that mean, though, exactly? For sure there have been plenty of […]

Worthy of UCT girls basketball top seed: Westfield and New Providence

Westfield, one of the hottest teams in Union County and the Union County Conference’s outright Watchung Division champion, will not be the least bit offended if it does not receive the top seed for the 45th annual girls basketball Union County Tournament. The seeding meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning at the Linden […]

Johnson boys basketball nets 10th win; O’Connor and Laughery each net team-high 14 points

Alicea, Dayton's all-time leading boys scorer, leads visiting Bulldogs with 13, 11 on free throws

CLARK – To cement their position as one of the top teams in Central Jersey, Group 2 the Johnson Crusaders continued to play the kind of basketball they are capable of. It wasn’t perfect by any means, but they were able to hold one of the best players in their division to just one official […]

Summit boys basketball sweeps Rahway to capture Union County Conference’s Valley Division title; Senior guard Baier passes 1,000 career points

Hilltoppers have now won 13 straight, while Indians see their 5-game winning streak snapped

RAHWAY – Despite fast starts to the first and second quarters and double-digit leads in each of the first three once again Summit found itself in a dogfight with Rahway. When the fourth quarter commenced the Hilltoppers were only ahead by one after producing a lead as big as 15. “Going into the fourth quarter […]

Roselle Catholic girls basketball posts convincing home win over Roselle; Freshman Alexander comes off the bench to lead all scorers with 17 points

Junior center Maddison Vaughn paces Rams with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks

ROSELLE – Beginning with the vigorous play of freshman Shauntia Alexander off the bench, Roselle Catholic seized control of Monday night’s Union County Conference-crossover clash during the latter stages of the first quarter. Then the Lions never let go. Alexander’s first points gave home team its fourth lead and the advantage for good against visiting […]

Union standout Sanborn remembers the time he almost gave up on the sport he will continue to play in college

All-State QB to sign Feb. 5 with Division 2 Springfield, Mass. school American International College

Andrew Sanborn remembers quite well the time he almost gave up on football. “I was about to actually quit football before middle school,” Sanborn recalled. “I didn’t really have a good experience in my Pop Warner at quarterback, you always run the ball and it really wasn’t that fun. “Then a friend of mine called […]

Hillside girls basketball, with much confidence, improves to 12-2; Comets off to best start in 7 years

Produced first 10-game winning streak in program history

HILLSIDE – If you want to succeed on the court and in the classroom you need to have a certain amount of confidence. The Hillside girls basketball team is not lacking that key component. “We’re ready for more competition,” exclaimed senior guard Quanajah Felder after the Comets, according to first-year head coach Jaleel Taylor, made […]