Roselle Park softball ready to challenge again for Union County and Group 1 supremacy; Defending county and state champs have some injury issues at onset

For the second time in program history the Roselle Park softball team will have the opportunity to repeat as state champions. After losing only three seniors to graduation and with seven starters back, the Panthers are primed to put together a season worthy of last year’s groundbreaking 27-3 finish that included county, section and state […]

Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball repeats as Non-Public, North B sectional state champions; Greaves FTs help lift Lions past Gill SB once again

FRANKLIN – With the game, the season, the sectional championship and a berth in the state championship game on the line, it was business as usual for Roselle Catholic junior guard Richie Greaves. With the Lions barely clinging to a one-point lead, Greaves stepped up to the free throw line for the first time with […]

Elizabeth boys’ basketball falls just short in N2, G4 final to defending champion East Side; Minutemen produce outstanding 26-2 season that includes Mountain Division title

ELIZABETH – Newark East Side diminutive senior guard Anas Amos was a pest inside for the Red Raiders. He established early on Monday night vs. host Elizabeth that despite his 5-6 stature he was not afraid to not only get through the lane, but put the ball up and in. His layup to commence the […]

Linden bowling coach Pizzano to be honored by NJSCA; Is a member of its Class of 2019 Hall of Fame

Cherie Pizzano was already established as Linden’s softball coach in 2000 when another coaching opportunity struck. “I was called in to meet with (principal) Barry Black and (athletic director) Steve Yesinko, I recall,” Pizzano said. That was because of a recommendation made by a student named Joseph Quinn, who was one of Linden’s top bowlers […]

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 […]