Governor Livingston baseball off to 2-0 start, led by seniors Jennings and Frohman; Highlander Classic includes New Providence, Madison and defending champion Newark Academy

Highlanders have downed Plainfield and Elizabeth so far

So far so good for a Governor Livingston baseball team that has the highest aspirations this season. Goal No. 1 would be to play up to its capabilities. GL began Wednesday with a matter-of-fact 12-1 win at Plainfield and then followed that up Thursday with a more-than-convincing 16-1 Union County Conference-Watchung Division home triumph over […]

Roselle Park baseball seeks continued success; Dad’s Club Invite at RP is April 11-13

Panthers have 11 seniors and 7 returning starters

After somewhat surprisingly reaching the North 2, Group 1 championship game last year after a rocky 3-7 start, the RosellePark baseball team has aspirations of winning the section again this year – which would be for the first time since 2011. A major stumbling block is Dayton, with RosellePark falling to the Bulldogs in last […]

Final UCC girls’ basketball standings, overall records and Coaches’ picks here

Five UnionCounty girls’ basketball teams won at least 20 games this season, with three of them also capturing Union County Conference championships. Roselle Catholic set a program record for wins in a 25-2 season that included a fourth straight Watchung Division crown and sixth consecutive league title. For the first time the Lions finished undefeated […]

Final UCC boys’ basketball standings, overall records and Coaches’ picks here

UnionCounty boys’ basketball was well-represented, once again, among the best hoops in the state of New Jersey. For the first time in seven years and for the sixth time overall UnionCounty had two of the six state champions in the Tournament of Champions and for the first time neither was the Union County Tournament champion. […]

Linden, Roselle Catholic state championship boys’ basketball teams post outstanding seasons; Among best squads at season’s end

Group 4 champion Tigers conclude 27-5, Non-Public, B champ Lions finish 21-10

State championship seasons – campaigns to certainly remember and cherish for a long time – came to a conclusion last Thursday for the Linden and Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball teams. In the Tournament of Champions semifinals at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, third-seeded Roselle Catholic was first edged by second-seeded Newark East Side 46-45 […]

Linden boys’ basketball tops Trenton 66-53 to capture Group 4 state championship; Moore nets 22 points, grabs 21 rebounds, blocks 5 shots

Tournament of Champions is next for 26-4 Tigers

PISCATAWAY – Linden couldn’t make their outside shots – the Tigers missed 37 of their first 46 field goal attempts – continued to miss layup after layup and trailed almost the entire first half. Yet Linden was behind underdog Trenton by just one point at intermission. “They controlled the tempo in the first half, we […]

Linden, Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball out to grab sectional championships; Tigers host Ridge, Lions face Patrick School again

Public school state championship games are Sunday at Rutgers

Win and advance. Celebrate briefly and then move on and prepare for your next challenging opponent. That’s the case for Union County boys’ basketball teams Linden, Roselle Catholic and the Patrick School of Elizabeth as all three seek to stay alive Tuesday night. Linden advanced to the North 2, Group 4 final for the second […]

Brearley’s Balboni, Cranford’s Murray have a lot to be proud of; Wrestlers place 2nd in state

Balboni, at 182 with a record of 40-2; and Murray, at 138 with a record of 40-1

Everything to be proud about. Nothing to be shamed of. Man, they came so close! Union County’s two best wrestlers this season – Brearley senior Joe Balboni and Cranford junior Gavin Murray – represented their schools and Union County wrestling to the very best of their ability last weekend at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Both […]

Cranford’s Murray, Brearley’s Balboni only Union County wrestlers to reach NJSIAA Tournament finals; Will wrestle for state championships in Atlantic City

Last Cranford state champion was Pat Hogan at 171 in 2006 and last Brearley state champion was Jesse Boyden at 215 in 2008

The grapplers who were named the Outstanding Wrestlers of this year’s Union County Tournament at Union turned out to be the only county kids who will be wrestling for state championships Sunday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Cranford junior Gavin Murray reached the 138 pound final, while Brearley senior Joe Balboni made it to the […]

Union, Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball teams see outstanding seasons come to an end in state tournament play

Three 20-win UnionCounty girls’ basketball teams saw outstanding 2013-2014 seasons come to a conclusion Saturday in state tournament action. At Rahway in a Non-Public, South B semifinal, top-seeded Roselle Catholic was turned back by fifth-seeded St. Rose of Belmar 52-46. The Lions finished 25-2, setting a program record for wins in a season. In the […]