Clark’s Calas is 1 win away from becoming a 3-time state champion wrestler; Will face Bound Brook’s De La Cruz in Sunday’s NJSIAA Tournament 120 final

Brearley Balboni brothers bested in 160, 170 semifinals

Seton Hall Prep standout senior wrestler Brenden Calas of Clark is now one win away from capturing a third state championship after defeating Alex Baider of Cherokee 3-1 in Saturday’s 120 pound semifinals. Calas will next take on Bound Brook’s Craig De La Cruz in Sunday’s final. Calas won the 103 title as a sophomorein 2011 and […]

NJSIAA Tournament commences Friday night for 15 Union County resident wrestlers seeking glory

Continues Saturday with the quarterfinals and semifinals and concludes Sunday with the third-place bouts and championship matches

The weekend every high school wrestling fan in New Jersey anxiously waits for is here. The 78th annual NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall commences with preliminary round matches for non-region champions and then the pre-quarterfinals on Friday, continues with the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday and concludes with the third-place matches and championship bouts […]

First Roselle Catholic on Saturday and then Linden and Dayton on Sunday will attempt grabbing boys’ basketball state championships

All 3 Union County sectional champs have 22 wins and are on 5-game winning streaks

State championship boys’ basketball this weekend featuring Union County powers Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton begins Saturday night at Toms River North High School’s Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and concludes Sunday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton all have 22 wins and are all also on five-game […]

Cranford girls’ basketball has season conclude in Group 3 semifinals; Cougars post 4th consecutive 20-win campaign

McCoy nets team-high 17 points vs. Jefferson in state game at Ramapo

FRANKLIN LAKES – Carrying the torch as the last Union County team still standing, Cranford was very much alive at intermission, ahead by five points after closing the first half on a double-digit run. Where the game turned was the third quarter. Jefferson quickly scored the first seven points of the second half to take […]

Cranford girls’ basketball wins at GL 56-51 to capture N2, G3 championship; McGovern leads way with game-high 18 points

Cougars never trailed and are now one win away from playing for a state championship; Next game is Wednesday at Ramapo in G3 semifinals vs. N1 ,G3 champ Jefferson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Sometimes in sports we get an event worthy of the hype. Cranford vs. Governor Livingston for the fourth time this year was simply the heart of a champion trying valiantly to come back against the heart of a team that became a champion again. This game was everything a packed house at […]

For 7th time in past 2 years Cranford and GL girls’ basketball teams will clash; Another title – Monday’s North 2, Group 3 crown – on the line

Game is a 7 p.m.tipoff at GL's blue gymnasium, with host Highlanders on a 13-game winning streak and seeking their first sectional title; Cougars are out for their second crown in four years after winning N2, G3 in 2010

CRANFORD AND BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Cranford, meet Governor Livingston. GL, this is Cranford. How’s it going? Long time no see. On the day after 3-3-13, arch rivals Cranford and GL will clash for the 3rd time this season. There are a lot 3s there. How many more – meaning 3-point field goals – will there […]

Cranford girls’ basketball continues to excel in states; Road win at 26-1 Iselin Kennedy puts Cougars home vs. Chatham Saturday

Cranford one win away from reaching a 4rh sectional final in last 5 seasons

When it comes to winning state tournament games, no Union County team – other than Group 1 power New Providence – does it better than Cranford. Thursday night’s 50-45 North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal win at third-seeded Iselin Kennedy was Cranford’s 14th state tournament triumph in the past five seasons and sixth on the road. […]

GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

Linden boys’ basketball thwarted by shot before buzzer in Saturday night’s county championship game

Tigers sparked by 19-point performance from senior Terrell Bagley

UNION – The Patrick School waited and waited. They had the ball for the final 1:13, passing it around, making sure not to lose possession, calling their final timeouts. With just 4.4 seconds left and no timeouts remaining, senior Jason Boswell – from behind the line just inside half court – took the ball out, […]

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 […]

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