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 […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball seeks to become 4th straight top seed to win UCT; Cranford is 2nd seed

Defending champion GL is the 3rd seed and New Providence 4th

The top seed has been very successful the last three seasons, all of them going on to win the championship with the added pressure of being expected to do so. So will top-seeded Roselle Catholic – also the last team to knock off a top seed – make it four straight? Those questions and many […]

Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball, seeking its initial UCT title, is the top seed for the first time

Lions reached the final last year for the first time since 1963

For the first time since – well – who knows, Roselle Catholic finds itself as the hunted team. For a change, the Lions have a target on their backs. And this all still comes before Roselle Catholic has won its first county championship. Roselle Catholic finds itself in the unfamiliar territory of being the top […]

Girls’ basketball UCT top 4 seeds should go to Roselle Catholic, Governor Livingston, Cranford and New Providence

Field to be constructed Wednesday morning at RC

All the results are in. Now it’s time to construct the 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. The field gets seeded Wednesday morning at Roselle Catholic, one day after 22 of the 23 teams in the Union County Conference played their final games before the seeding. On the committee are Watchung […]

Who should be the No. 1 seed when the girls’ basketball Union County Tournament is constructed Wednesday?

Top teams include Roselle Catholic, defending champion GL, Cranford, New Providence, Union, Linden

Wow! What a Union County Tournament seeding meeting it should be on Wednesday! Here we go: First Cranford swept Governor Livingston in Watchung Division play and then Roselle Catholic swept Cranford. Then GL swept Roselle Catholic. Meanwhile, Union ended up splitting Watchung Division games with GL and Cranford, while Linden swept Union in Watchung play. […]

Linden bowlers DeKowski, the boys’, and Reid, the girls’, win UCT individual crowns, while Johnson rolls to team title

Crusaders capture 3rd straight championship after Reid repeats as girls' champ

While Linden bowlers rolled their way to the individual championships at this week’s Union County Tournament competition at their hometown Jersey Lanes, it was the Johnson Crusaders who overcame Linden to capture the team title for the third straight year. One day after Linden junior Andrew Dekowski captured the boys’ competition and Linden senior Briana […]

Summit boys’ basketball, sparked by outside shooting of Mickens, Wiesner and inside play of Walsh, comes back to top undefeated Dayton

Hilltoppers win fourth quarter 18-9 - including a 15-1 run - to earn split of Valley Division games vs. Bulldogs

SUMMIT – If the host Hilltoppers were going to be the first team to beat Dayton and also remain undefeated at home, they had to take the fourth quarter. That meant initially halting Dayton’s momentum – the Bulldogs closed the third quarter on an 8-0 run to take a four-point lead – and then finding […]

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