Brearley, Cranford, GL, Summit wrestlers gain Region 3 finals at Union; All advance to next weekend’s NJSIAA Tournament

Third-place qualifying matches for the states are being contested before the finals commence

In Region 3 semifinal action that took place Saturday morning at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium, wrestlers from Brearley, Cranford and Summit advanced to Saturday afternoon’s finals. As a result they all qualified for the NJSIAA Tournament, which is scheduled for March 8-10 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. For Brearley, reaching the finals […]

Linden boys’ basketball tops Elizabeth Friday to reach N2, G4 final; Both Roselle Catholic squads triumph again

Winners advance to play again on Monday

Friday night was another good one for Union County basketball teams. On the boys’ side, top-seeded Linden in North 2, Group 4 advanced to that final Monday night at home against second-seeded Ridge by ousting fourth-seeded Elizabeth 53-40 at Linden. In Union County Conference-Watchung Division play this season, Linden defeated Elizabeth in overtime 75-63 on […]

Cranford girls’ basketball continues to excel in states; Road win at 26-1 Iselin Kennedy puts Cougars home vs. Chatham Saturday

Cranford one win away from reaching a 4rh sectional final in last 5 seasons

When it comes to winning state tournament games, no Union County team – other than Group 1 power New Providence – does it better than Cranford. Thursday night’s 50-45 North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal win at third-seeded Iselin Kennedy was Cranford’s 14th state tournament triumph in the past five seasons and sixth on the road. […]

Dayton boys’ basketball moves on in states after Thursday OT victory; All 4 Union County girls’ teams triumph

Dayton boys' and GL and Cranford girls' will be hosting next round games Saturday

While Dayton was the only Union County boys’ team to win in state tournament play Thursday night – the top-seeded Bulldogs needed overtime to thwart eighth-seeded Newark Vocational 73-67, winning overtime 14-8 in their North 2, Group 1 quarterfinal matchup – all four Union County girls’ teams that played were triumphant. Governor Livingston and Cranford advanced to […]

Wednesday state basketball winners include both RC squads and Linden, Elizabeth boys’; Thursday, Friday schedule here

Linden and Elizabeth boys' split in UCC-Watchung Division games against each other, both winning at home

Wednesday night state tournament basketball winners from Union County on the boys’ side included Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B and Elizabeth and Linden in North 2, Group 4. Parochial schools St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Oratory Prep of Summit were eliminated, in addition to Hillside in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals. The only girls’ winner from […]

Tuesday basketball state winners: Rahway, Dayton, Plainfield boys’ and Dayton, GL, New Providence, Cranford girls’

On a heavy night of state basketball involving teams from Union County, Rahway, Dayton and Plainfield advanced on the boys’ side Tuesday, while the Dayton, Governor Livingston, New Providence and Cranford girls’ advanced. All of the above winners will play again Thursday in their respective sections. Union County teams that were ousted Tuesday included the GL, Summit, Cranford […]

Monday’s state basketball winners: Linden, Elizabeth, Hillside boys’ and Linden, Union, Hillside girls’

On the first day of state tournament basketball Monday, Union County teams that advanced on the boys’ side included Linden and Elizabeth in North 2, Group 4 and Hillside in Central Jersey, Group 2. On Wednesday, top-seeded Linden (18-7) will host ninth-seeded Dickinson and fourth-seeded Elizabeth (17-6) will host fifth-seeded Bayonne in N2, G4 quarterfinals. […]

Roselle Park wrestlers repeat as District 10 winners behind 6 champions; Region 3 commences Wednesday night at Union

Panther first-place finishers include Devito, Hilburn, Matthews, Loevsky, Woods, Nunez

The Roselle Park wrestling team, after winning 20 matches and reaching the Central Jersey, Group 1 final, captured District 10 at Millburn again. Winning championships for the Panthers were Joe Devito at 113, Pete Hilburn at 145, Brian Matthews at 152, Steve Loevsky at 160, Phil Woods at 170 and Allen Nunez at 182. Roselle […]

GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

Linden boys’ basketball thwarted by shot before buzzer in Saturday night’s county championship game

Tigers sparked by 19-point performance from senior Terrell Bagley

UNION – The Patrick School waited and waited. They had the ball for the final 1:13, passing it around, making sure not to lose possession, calling their final timeouts. With just 4.4 seconds left and no timeouts remaining, senior Jason Boswell – from behind the line just inside half court – took the ball out, […]