Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball wins 20 games for 5th consecutive season

Lions will next take on Non-Public, South B field as the top seed

The Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball team, with its Union County Conference-Watchung Division 50-38 home win over Summit Thursday night, clinched a fifth consecutive 20-victory season. Junior forward Tori Pozsonyi poured in a team-high 15 points, while senior forward Renee Oliver added 11 points and a team-high 10 rebounds for another double-double. Roselle Catholic improved to […]

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. […]

Linden bowlers capture North 2, Group 3 crown; Dekowski, with 675 series, qualifies for individual championships

Reid rolls team's high game of 265

The Linden bowling team, which finished second in the Union County Tournament competition at Jersey Lanes in Linden, captured the North 2, Group 3 crown Monday, with junior Andrew Dekowski qualifying for the individual championships. Here are Linden’s scores: Jimmy Fostinis: 165-183-193 – 541 Brandon Peters: 188-190-215 – 593 Christian Perez: 215-126-221 – 562 Briana […]

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 […]