Sunday’s UCT girls’ basketball final features defending champ and experienced GL vs. Oak Knoll and best player Moran

The county's top 2 teams will face each other for the first time this year at Kean's Harwood Arena

UNION – The favorite is the defending champion for the first time in its program history and owners of a 45-6 record in its last 51 games, including its first county championship game victory 12 months ago. The underdog is the county’s winningest team this year, is 4-0 vs. Watchung Division squads (including the UCT’s […]

Linden holds off Union to advance to boys’ basketball UCT championship game

Tigers, seeking first crown since 2007, will take on Patrick School in Saturday's 6 p.m. final at Kean

UNION – There were two plays that defined Wednesday night’s Final Four contests, with both taking place in the fourth quarter of games that were – literally – up for grabs. In the opener between the third-seeded Patrick School and second-seeded Elizabeth, it was a pass by Celtic senior DeAndre Bembry that was too quick […]

Cranford falls to GL, while Linden comes up just short vs. Oak Knoll in girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kean University's Harwood Arena in Union

RAHWAY – If championships are won by playing outstanding defense, then the Governor Livingston Highlanders are in good shape. Defending champion GL returned to the county championship game for the third straight season after suffocating arch rival Cranford in Monday night’s 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball semifinals at Earl H. Walter Gymnasium. Third-seeded […]

Union produces one of biggest UCT boys’ basketball upsets; Lofton-Harris shot right before final buzzer the difference

Eighth-seeded Union comes back to stun top-seeded Roselle Catholic 64-63 in one of Saturday's quarterfinals at Johnson

CLARK – In what has to be considered one of the biggest upsets in Union County Tournament history, it was uniform No. 1 performer for Union that knocked out the No. 1 seed, making the game-winning basket with one second left to lift the Farmers to an absolutely stunning one-point victory. And that star player […]

DiTomasso long-range filling of the hoop helps lead Highlanders to UCT girls’ basketball quarterfinal victory

Junior, off the bench, pours in 16 points with a team-leading four 3-pointers

ROSELLE – Trying to contain an opponent’s top two players is challenging enough. Then when another one of its performers comes off the bench and shoots the lights out, well, that makes the mountain even higher and more treacherous to climb. While Governor Livingston seniors Erin Ferguson and Mallory George played their games in the […]

Roselle Park wrestlers out to grab another sectional championship

Panthers will compete at top-seeded Bound Brook for trip to Toms River

After a rare year in which the Panthers did not reach a sectional final, Roselle Park’s wrestling team will compete at Bound Brook Friday night at 7 for the Central Jersey, Group 1 championship. After receiving first round byes Monday night, second-seeded Roselle Park and top-seeded Bound Brook won semifinal matches at home Wednesday night. […]

Summit Hilltoppers ice hockey going for 4th straight Union County Cup championship

UCIHL playoffs next week at Warinanco rink

Will the Summit Hilltoppers make it four straight? Or will the Westfield Blue Devils be the first team other than Summit to win the title for the first time since 2009? The Union County Ice Hockey League playoffs commence Monday at Warinanco Ice Rink in Roselle with first round games Monday, continue with the semifinals […]

Hillside girls’ basketball now a member of the elite teams in Union County

Comets take on defending champion GL Thursday night at Roselle Catholic seeking to advance to semifinals

Hillside almost crashed the party last year. This time there was no almost. The Comets are here and part of the final eight teams alive and in contention for this season’s county championship. For those Union County fans – and you know who you are – who argued that Hillside was no good, well, you’re […]

Upsets highlight Monday night’s UCT girls’ basketball first round play; Hillside knocks off Union

Oak Knoll will attempt to oust top-seeded Roselle Catholic in Thursday's quarterfinals

There are always surprises when you get to the first round of the girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. Monday night was no exception. Again, this will be another year when all top eight seeds do not advance to the quarterfinals, which will be Thursday night at Rahway and Roselle Catholic. Right off the dribble, the […]

Dayton boys’ basketball captures UCC’s Valley Division championship for 2nd time in 3 years

Bulldogs won it outright thist time, with a league mark of 13-1

Dayton head coach Bob Martin says the season begins with the conference. “That’s our first goal, to win our division,” Martin said. Mission accomplished. This time as the outright champion! Not deterred by its lone division setback at Summit last week, Dayton bounced back to easily defeat its final three division foes en route to […]

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