Dayton boys’ basketball falls to Point Pleasant Beach 43-39 in Group 1 state championship game; Bulldogs finish a fine 22-6

UCC-Valley Division champs sparked by senior-laden cast

The Dayton boys’ basketball team came ever so close to capturing its first-ever state title, falling to Point Pleasant Beach 43-39 in Sunday night’s Group 1 state championship game at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Dayton trailed by one point going into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs were sparked by 12 points from Joe Rogers […]

Linden boys’ basketball is defeated by Atlantic City 60-54 in OT in Group 4 state championship game; Fine season concludes at 22-8

Most of team will be back for next season as Tigers will be favorites for 2014 UCT and Group 4 titles

The Linden boys’ basketball team was oh so close and yet oh so far. But maybe only a year too far. Linden, after leading by three points with less than 30 seconds to go in the fourth quarter, fell to defending champion Atlantic City 60-54 in overtime in Sunday’s Group 4 state championship game at […]

Brearley standout junior wrestler Joe Balboni does well to place third in state at 170; GL’s Mele fourth at 120, Brearley’s John Balboni 5th at 160, Summit’s Iarussi 6th at 220

Clark's Calas now going for 3rd state championship and 1st at 120

It was a long and very rewarding wrestling season for standout Union County grapplers including senior Jon Mele of Governor Livingston, senior Colin Barber of Westfield, junior John Balboni of Brearley, junior Joe Balboni of Brearley,  senior A.J. Iarussi of Summit and senior Anthony Tufaro of Scotch Plains. All were good enough to earn medals for where they […]

Roselle Catholic stuns St. Anthony 48-44 to win the Non-Public, B boys’ basketball state championship; First state title for Lions

The Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball team captured its first state championship Saturday night by defeating two-time defending champion St. Anthony 48-44 in the Non-Public, B state championship game at Toms River North High School’s Pine Belt Arena in Toms River. The Lions improved to 23-5 with its sixth straight victory and will next compete in […]

Clark’s Calas is 1 win away from becoming a 3-time state champion wrestler; Will face Bound Brook’s De La Cruz in Sunday’s NJSIAA Tournament 120 final

Brearley Balboni brothers bested in 160, 170 semifinals

Seton Hall Prep standout senior wrestler Brenden Calas of Clark is now one win away from capturing a third state championship after defeating Alex Baider of Cherokee 3-1 in Saturday’s 120 pound semifinals. Calas will next take on Bound Brook’s Craig De La Cruz in Sunday’s final. Calas won the 103 title as a sophomorein 2011 and […]

Seton Hall Prep senior Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley reach NJSIAA Tournament semifinals; Wrestlers win quarterfinal matches, now 2 wins from state titles

Summit senior standout Iarussi loses first match of season in tie-breaker at 220

Seton Hall Prep senior Brenden Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley – John and Joe – advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament semifinals after the standout grapplers won quarterfinal round bouts Saturday. The semifinals are being contested right now, with the finals set for the last competition on Sunday. Calas, already a […]

Union County wrestlers Calas, Mele, Barber, Brearley’s Balboni brothers, Bulger, Iarussi and Tufaro advance to NJSIAA Tournament quarterfinals

Mele, Barber, John Balboni also win preliminary round matches; Semifinals follow quarterfinals Saturday

As many as eight wrestlers from Union County are now three wins away from winning state championships! Winning pre-quarterfinal round NJSIAA Tournament bouts Friday night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals were Brenden Calas of Clark and Seton Hall Prep and Jon Mele of Governor Livingston at 120, Colin Barber of […]

NJSIAA Tournament commences Friday night for 15 Union County resident wrestlers seeking glory

Continues Saturday with the quarterfinals and semifinals and concludes Sunday with the third-place bouts and championship matches

The weekend every high school wrestling fan in New Jersey anxiously waits for is here. The 78th annual NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall commences with preliminary round matches for non-region champions and then the pre-quarterfinals on Friday, continues with the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday and concludes with the third-place matches and championship bouts […]

First Roselle Catholic on Saturday and then Linden and Dayton on Sunday will attempt grabbing boys’ basketball state championships

All 3 Union County sectional champs have 22 wins and are on 5-game winning streaks

State championship boys’ basketball this weekend featuring Union County powers Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton begins Saturday night at Toms River North High School’s Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and concludes Sunday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton all have 22 wins and are all also on five-game […]