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 […]

14 Union County wrestlers advance to NJSIAA Tournament; Cranford’s Murray and Brearley’s Balboni, Velez win titles

3 Roselle Park grapplers move on

Now the competition hits an all-time high. Wrestling in Atlantic City this weekend for high school grapplers won’t mean trying to get out of the way of a senior citizen heading to the slots. It will mean, specificially for 14 UnionCounty grapplers, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? Winnning […]

Linden boys’ basketball turned back in UCT championship game

Moore nets 14 for Tigers, Dixon 12, Dolbrice 11

UNION – When Linden – which battled back from a 13-point first-half deficit – took its biggest lead of three with less than four minutes to go, there was a new sense of urgency for the Patrick School Celtics. “We were a little scared,” said the game’s best player, PatrickSchool senior guard Dupree McBrayer. It […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball captures 5th UCT championship; Pozsonyi, Tobie, Cubbage lead Lions past Union 54-37

King paces Farmers with 10 points

UNION – At halftime it appeared that Union might be on its way to solving Roselle Catholic, with the Farmers pulling to within three points despite the Lions making most of their shots. However, Roselle Catholic didn’t see it that way and came out with a vengeance in the third quarter, immediately setting the tone […]

UCT girls’ basketball continues with quarterfinals at Rahway, Johnson

At Rahway: Summit vs. Union and Dayton vs. Westfield; At Johnson: Plainfield vs. New Providence and Patrick School vs. Roselle Catholic

We have four very challenging and entertaining matchups concerning the 39th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball Union County Tournament, which will tip off at two sites Friday night. The bottom side of the bracket – featuring sixth-seeded Summit vs. third-seeded Union at 6 p.m. and seventh-seeded Dayton vs. second-seeded Westfield at 7:30 p.m. – […]

Roselle Park wrestlers capture 22nd sectional championship; Dominate visiting Whippany Park 44-9

Panthers will next wrestle in Group 1 semifinals Sunday morning in Toms River

ROSELLE PARK – A season in which it has just gone out, taken it one match at a time, and performed as consistently as it could continued for the Roselle Park wrestling team Friday night. The host Panthers immediately took the lead for good against visiting WhippanyPark when senior Pete Hilburn got things started at […]

Rahway football players Raymond, Bost and Watkis-Davis will continue playing in college

Rahway football players that will continue playing in college include seniors Donte Raymond, Jeffery Bost and Stephan Watkis-Davis. Raymond will play at the University of Delaware, while Bost and Watkis-Davis will attend Towson University as preferred walk-ons. The trio helped lead Rahway to the Central Jersey, Group 2 semifinals this past season and to a […]