Strong second half surge shows Westfield girls basketball the way in Watchung Division home win over Cranford

WESTFIELD – This seems to be the perfect time of the season for the Westfield Blue Devils to elevate their game. Three division home games fill the schedule this week, starting with Tuesday’s matchup vs. Cranford. “We feel this is one of the most talented teams Westfield’s had,” senior Caroline Dwyer said. “We’ll continue to […]

Oak Knoll jumps out to big lead, but New Providence comes back to remain undefeated; Battle of 2 of Union County’s top girls basketball squads

Only lead host Pioneers produced was game-winning basket by senior guard Cumiskey with 13.7 seconds to go; Oak Knoll 6-0 senior center Morton leads all scorers with 20 points

NEW PROVIDENCE – Meghan Lamanna, New Providence’s leading scorer, was wise to get teammate Kaitlyn Cumiskey the ball. The senior guard juked her Oak Knoll defender just enough to get past her and drive to the basket for two points. Suddenly, for the first time and with just 13.7 seconds to go, New Providence had […]

Cranford wrestling captures 6th straight UCT championship; Brearley’s Braun, the 170 champion, is OW for upper weights

Third-place Rahway has most winners with 4: Murray, Francois, Boss and Darisme

UNION – What did it come down to for the Cranford Cougars to capture a sixth consecutive county championship? “We had all 13 wrestlers place, so we all showed up,” ninth-year head coach Pat Gorman said. “Those extra points you get along the way really become important.” Most expected Cranford and Westfield to battle for […]

Cranford seeks 6th straight championship, while Westfield is out to win for the first time in 30 years; UCT Wrestling at Union Jan. 11

Hoerle seeks to become first Blue Devils grappler to win 4 crowns

UNION – What to look for during this Saturday’s 45th annual Wrestling Union County Tournament at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium? It appears that Cranford will capture the event for the sixth consecutive year or Westfield will win the crown for the first time since 1990. Union head coach Dino DeBellonia shares that […]

Union Catholic receives game-winning 3 from senior guard Al Richardson with a minute to go; Union came back from 10-point deficit and took one lead late

Host Vikings scored game's final 5 points to capture UCC-Mountain Division clash over Farmers

SCOTCH PLAINS – Union Catholic senior guard Al Richardson made two shots. The first one was significant since it was the only field goal the host Vikings produced in the second quarter. The second one gave Union Catholic the lead back with just 1:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, some 22 seconds after the visiting […]

Elizabeth boys basketball, sparked by Price and Pierre, come back in 4th quarter to top visiting Linden; State-ranked Minutemen remain undefeated at 7-0

Tigers held the lead until just under 3 minutes to play; Elizabeth sparked by 11-0 run that gave it the advantage for good

ELIZABETH – Jordan Price had been through it before. The Elizabeth senior power forward has been in several games the past year-plus that saw his Minutemen in need of a sizable comeback if they were to prevail. Elizabeth was in a similar situation Tuesday night. This time it was against neighborhood rival Linden, a team […]

Colicchio will coach against Linden for first time tonight, Jan. 7, as undefeated Elizabeth hosts UCC-Watchung Division clash at Dunn Center

ELIZABETH – What makes tonight’s Union County Conference-Watchung Division boys basketball game that pits Linden (4-3) at Elizabeth (6-0) newsworthy? This is the first time second-year Elizabeth head coach Phil Colicchio is coaching against Linden on the varsity level. At Linden, from the 1997-1998 season through the 2017-2018 campaign Colicchio won over 400 games in […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 6

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 6 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Elizabeth (0-0) Linden (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Union (2-0) 1-Westfield (1-0) 3-Union Catholic (0-0) 4-Scotch Plains (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (1-0) Gov. Livingston (1-0) Oratory Prep (1-0) 4-Summit (0-1) New Providence (0-1) […]