Roselle Park standout senior grapplers Leo and Montgomery capture their first Region 4 titles; NJSIAA Tournament begins Feb. 28 in AC, continues March 1 and concludes March 2

Hit hard by graduation, the Roselle Park wrestling team might not have had as successful of a season as it had last year when it went 24-2 and won a sectional state championship. However, the Panthers were able to produce as many region champions as the best team in Union County this year – Westfield. […]

Former Union High School standout 2B Podgurski, Class of 1975, one of newest members of Union County Baseball Association’s Hall of Fame; honored at 83rd annual Hot Stove League Dinner

Walter Podgurski was Gordon LeMatty’s standout second baseman, his senior year in 1975 helping lead the Union Farmers to their seventh Union County Tournament title and a program-record 28 victories. He was drafted by the Minnesota Twins that year. When Podgurski stepped up to the podium as one of four new members of the Union […]

Girls’ basketball UCT championship game will be Westfield vs. Patrick School for 3rd time in 5 years; Blue Devils oust RC, while Celtics eliminate Kent Place

44th ANNUAL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME 2-WESTFIELD BLUE DEVILS (16-7) VS. 1-PATRICK SCHOOL CELTICS (12-12) SATURDAY, FEB. 23 AT KEAN UNIVERSITY, 4 P.M. CLARK – In order for the second-seeded Westfield Blue Devils to capture their second county championship, this is what needs to be done: “We have to set the tone […]

Elizabeth boys basketball falls for first time as Patrick School tops Minutemen 48-39 in first Feb. 19 UCT boys’ basketball semifinal at Kean; Dawes leads all scorers with 28

Price paces Elizabeth with 15, West adds 11; Guards Kelly limited to 7 and Connor to 2

UNION – Proving that it is still a force to be reckoned with, Patrick School learned well from its regular season loss to Elizabeth. “We had to hold down their guards, prevent them from scoring, and keep the ball in front,” Patrick School senior guard Al-Amir Dawes said. “We had to do the little things […]

Union County’s best wrestlers will next compete at Region 4 at Union High School; Roselle Park senior Montgomery captures 4th district title, earns MOW at 13

The best wrestlers from Union County high schools will next make Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium their home as they attempt to qualify for the season-ending NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Feb. 28, March 1 and 2. Wrestlers who advanced – placing first, second or third – from Regions 13, […]

Roselle Catholic and Westfield will clash a 3rd time in UCT girls’ basketball semifinals; Kent Place and Patrick School also advance

RC coach Skrec wins 400th game

CLARK – When Westfield and Roselle Catholic first clashed at RC back on Dec. 22 the visiting Blue Devils played such a complete game that the host Lions did not score consecutive field goals until there was just 2:08 remaining and the game pretty much decided. Westfield won 48-39, with the final score not really […]

Can Union pull off a UCT upset similar to 6 years ago?; Boys’ basketball quarterfinals continue Saturday, Feb. 16 at Rahway and Kean University

Farmers face 22-0 Elizabeth after losing twice to Minutemen by double digits in Mountain Division play

Union slayed the dragon six years ago. Can the Farmers produce the same result on Saturday? Union was the first team to advance to the boys’ basketball Union County Tournament quarterfinals after the seventh-seeded Farmers took care of 10th-seeded Rahway 72-53 in Wednesday’s second round game at Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Union – seeking a […]

The UCT within the UCT – 8 teams trying to win to get a crack at the “Quite Formidable?” top 4 seeds

Since 1982 – the year after present Elizabeth assistant coach Steve Petruzzelli guided the Johnson Regional Crusaders to their one title – only five schools have captured the Union County Tournament – the oldest and also one of the most prestigious boys’ basketball county tournaments in New Jersey. Since then St. Patrick/Patrick School has won […]

Rahway boys’ basketball tops visiting Summit 59-54 to clinch 4th straight UCC-Valley Division crown; Pendleton leads all scorers with 24

Sidebottom, with 18 points, and Baier, with 16, excel for Hilltoppers; Indians win 9th straight to improve to 16-1

RAHWAY – How valuable is senior guard Zion Pendleton to the Rahway boys’ basketball team? For starters, he was the only Indian to score in double digits Thursday vs. division rival Summit. With the game on the line late in the fourth quarter, after Summit pulled to within two thanks to the hustle and determination […]

Randolph for Gooden – Hot Stove League Dinner to honor UCBA Hall of Famers Biddulph, Podgurski, Roof, Urban; Scholastic honorees include Amaro of Roselle Park and Belfer, Serretti from GL

Former New York Yankee All-Star 2B and New York Mets manager Willie Randolph has replaced Dwight "Doc" Gooden as guest speaker

Before Rich Biddulph excelled behind the plate for the Lions, a place to play had to be constructed at Roselle Catholic. “We built the baseball field my sophomore year,” Biddulph recalled. “Being a sophomore, I did most of the heavy lifting. It was a labor of love.” One of the many talented second baseman to […]