New Providence pulls away from Cranford in 2nd quarter with 16-0 run to win battle of 2-0 girls’ basketball squads; Cumiskey leads Pioneers with 12 points

Santarelli scores 5 for Cranford, while teammate Pringle pulls down 10 rebounds, blocks 2 shots

NEW PROVIDENCE – The home team’s effort during the game’s first eight minutes gave absolutely no indication of how it was going to perform once the contest continued. Although the host Pioneers limited visiting Cranford to just one field goal in the first quarter, they found themselves trailing by one. Both teams were able to […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Dec. 17

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, DEC. 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Linden (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Union (1-0) 2-Elizabeth (0-0) Union Catholic (0-0) 4-Plainfield (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (1-0) 2-Summit (0-0) Scotch Plains (0-0) 4-Westfield (0-1) SKY DIVISION […]

Linden wrestlers top Roselle Park for the first time; Tigers produce 7 straight wins, the final 5 in stretch by fall

Linden wrestling goes back a bit more than 50 years. Roselle Park wrestling goes back even further – the mid-1930s – with the Panthers being one of only four programs in the country (and just two in New Jersey, Paulsboro being the other) to accumulate 1,000 wins. Roselle Park has been the gold standard in […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball, sparked by returning starters Hanner, Encarnacion, Haywood and key reserve Worthey, look to challenge for Union County supremacy once again

There’s no doubt Roselle Catholic will once again be among the teams to beat in Union County girls’ basketball this season. As the season progresses, however, will the defending Union County Tournament champions be the team to beat? That’s one goal the Lions, who finished 22-5 last year, are working on. Roselle Catholic split with […]

5 Union County boys’ basketball teams will open at 4th Annual St. Jude Classic Dec. 14 at UHS

UNION – Three basketball coaches will be making debuts – one in each game – as the 4th Annual St. Jude Classic will tip off Friday at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. An Opening Night boys’ basketball tripleheader features: Plainfield vs. Union at 4 p.m. Linden vs. Piscataway at 5:30 p.m. and Westfield […]

One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball alignments here for 2018-2019 season

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON: WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): Linden Patrick School Roselle Catholic St. Mary’s, Elizabeth MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): Elizabeth Plainfield Union Union Catholic VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): Rahway Scotch Plains Summit Westfield SKY DIVISION (5 schools): Cranford Gov. Livingston Johnson New Providence Roselle RIVER DIVISION (5 schools): […]

List of Union County football state champions from the playoff era here

UNION COUNTY STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE PLAYOFF ERA: 2018: Summit – North 2, Group 3 – JR covered at Summit Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Hillside 2017: Westfield – North 2, Group 5 Hillside – Central Jersey, Group 2 – JR covered at Rutgers 2016: Westfield – North 2, Group […]

Sot remembered as a ‘tremendous athlete’

Michael Sot of Clark died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident that took place early Sunday morning. A sophomore at The College of New Jersey, Sot was 20. The 2017 Johnson High School graduate was one of five students from the Ewing Township school that were injured in a two-vehicle collision. Sot was […]

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