Coaches earn milestone wins one day apart; For Linden’s Colicchio his 300th and for Johnson’s Nudo his 100th

Boys' basketball, ice hockey mentors successful at what they do

Two of the most successful Union County coaches in their sports gained milestone victories last month – one day apart. On Dec. 17, Johnson ice hockey coach Michael Nudo earned his 100th win when his Crusaders defeated Dayton 11-1 in a Union County Ice Hockey League contest at Warinanco Ice Rink in Roselle. On Dec. […]

Undefeated Union County basketball teams after the first week of play

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE UNDEFEATED BASKETBALL TEAMS – WITH OVERALL RECORDS – THROUGH DEC. 20:   BOYS’ From the Watchung Division Roselle Catholic (4-0) Linden (4-0) From the Mountain Division Union Catholic (3-0) Westfield (2-0) From the Valley Division Dayton (3-0) Summit (3-0)   GIRLS’ From the Watchung Division Cranford (3-0) Roselle Catholic (3-0) From the […]

Oak Knoll girls’ basketball halted by New Providence in battle of unbeatens

Cornell-bound Moran nets game-high 25 points for visiting Royals, with their record moving to 2-1

NEW PROVIDENCE – Cassandra Squeri realized the importance of her team tightening up defensively. That’s what it was going to take in the fourth quarter if the host Pioneers were going to get past visiting Oak Knoll, led by Cornell-bound senior Kerri Moran, who already poured in 20 points in the game’s first 24 minutes. […]

Brown buzzer beater beats Bosco; Lifts Linden boys’ basketball to come-from-behind 61-60 Showcase win

Tigers start season 2-0 with two close victories

WEST ORANGE – Just two games into the season Linden has proven that it has much more to offer than just Quadri. The Tigers may have found a second go-to player in first-year starter Cairo Brown.The 5-10 senior guard, who transferred in last year from a New York high school, pulled up and drained a […]

Cranford girls’ basketball comes back to edge GL 37-36 in season-opener for both; Standout senior McCoy nets winning hoop

Highlander senior George leads all scorers with stellar 20-point effort and also grabs 9 rebounds

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Cranford standout senior Jess McCoy didn’t make her first field goal until there was just 3:50 to go in the third quarter. Her seventh shot from the floor gave the visiting Cougars their fourth lead. Cranford, as a team, missed its first nine shots of the fourth quarter. However, after player-of-the-game Mallory […]

Summit football plays complete game in shutting out Palisades Park-Leonia 30-0 in N2, G3 final; Badgley, Iarussi lead way to state title

12-0 Hilltoppers also sparked on defense by Oristanio, Liberato efforts

EAST RUTHERFORD – The mission is complete. It was a 12-month march to glory by a Summit team that a year ago walked off the field at Kean University after having lost the title game it played in by 40 points. Led by a senior class sparked by the likes of Mike Badgley, A.J. Iarussi, […]

Elizabeth football lifted by senior QB as Minutemen capture first N2, G5 title; Walker throws 4 TDs, including winner with 36 seconds left

Top-seeded Minutemen come back in fourth quarter to stun Piscataway 37-33 en route to 8th playoff crown and first since 2006

UNION – Phillip Walker threw an interception in the final minute of last year’s championship game vs. Piscataway. In the final minute of Friday night’s championship game, he more than made up for that by throwing a touchdown pass for the game-winning points. You can say it was the ultimate display of the agony of […]

Summit football advances to 3rd title game in 4 years; Hilltoppers drop Parsippany Hills 30-13

Are in first North 2, Group 3 final since 1986

SUMMIT – While it was No. 8 for Parsippany Hills – senior quarterback Tyler Simms – who was going to have to make things happen if his team was to advance in the state playoffs, it was the other No. 8 – senior receiver-cornerback Will Shamim – who did make things happen for Summit. Shamim […]

Congratulations to Elizabeth, Roselle Park football for advancing to state championship games

Cranford had another fine season conclude at 7-3; Summit hosts Parsippany Hills Saturday afternoon in the second N2, G3 semifinal

Congratulations to Union County football schools Elizabeth and Roselle Park for advancing to state championship games after posting NJSIAA semifinal victories Friday night. Elizabeth made it to a championship game for the second straight year and is in the first North 2, Group 5 final. Roselle Park made it to a title contest for the […]

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