Patrick School earns top seed for girls’ basketball Union County Tournament with 7-11 record; Celtics clinched 4th straight UCC-Watchung crown

Westfield, which lost to Patrick School in the 2015 and 2017 finals, is the No. 2 seed; Defending champion Roselle Catholic, which split with PS this year, was seeded 3rd

Teams with records that are four games under .500 don’t usually get seeded No. 1 for a county tournament. The Patrick School of Elizabeth girls’ basketball team, which began the week at 7-11, is the exception. The Celtics have gone 1-3 against teams from out of state and 0-7 vs. the likes of highly-regarded and […]

Linden bowlers, behind team effort, repeat as UCT champions; Elizabeth sophomore Noel is girls’ champ

Golabek leads Tigers with 280 game that includes 11 strikes

If there was any pressure of sorts it was on the Linden Tiger bowlers as they were the top seed and defending champion, seeking a second consecutive Union County Tournament championship last week. Lifted by a total team effort that included all six bowlers playing a key role, Linden was successful in obtaining its goal […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Feb. 4

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 4 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (5-0) 2-Patrick School (4-1) 3-St. Mary’s Elizabeth (1-4) 4-Linden (0-5) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Elizabeth (5-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (2-2) Union (2-2) 4-Plainfield (0-5) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (5-0) 2-Summit (4-1) 3-Westfield (1-4) 4-Scotch Plains […]

Roselle Catholic senior Hanner celebrated for reaching and passing 1,000 career points; Lions follow up with 48-41 home victory over Notre Dame

Win 2nd straight and for 5th time in past 6 games to improve to 10-6

ROSELLE – The game that Taniya Hanner reached 1,000 career points came on the road and did not come in a victory. However, the milestone was celebrated at home Saturday and came before an eventual hard-fought win against a very solid opponent. Fittingly, Hanner scored the game’s first points on the very first shot taken, […]

Patrick School girls’ basketball leads from start to finish in producing decisive win at Westfield; Hill comes off bench to lead all scorers with 12 points on game-high 4 three-pointers

Defending champion Celtics take lead in Watchung Division and will also be the top seed for the Union County Tournament

WESTFIELD – Entering the second quarter with a three-point lead, Patrick School third-year head coach Damel Ling shouted this instruction to his players: “start to take some 3s!” The Celtics had five girls with exactly one two-point field goal for all of their first quarter scoring. That was not the case for the next eight […]

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD MALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Jeremy Ruka, varsity basketball player “Jeremy is one of our seniors we are really relying on this year. He works hard every day and really wants to win. He will do anything he can to help the team win and that is a great quality for an athlete, putting the team above yourself.” — Coach […]

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

CRANFORD FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Lauren Williamson, varsity basketball player “Lauren is a very hardworking leader and has a very strong presence, both offensively and defensively. When the ball is in her hands, she controls the tempo of the game and great things happen.” — Coach Jackie Dyer What is your favorite part of girls basketball? “The camaraderie and teamwork […]

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

UNION FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE MONTH

Krizia Aponte, senior, girls basketball “Krizia has been a member of the Union girls’ basketball program since her freshman year. She has steadily improved her points and rebounding totals and is currently one of our leaders in both categories. Her hard work over the past summer has resulted in a noticeable improvement with her skills […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 28

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 28 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) 2-Patrick School (2-1) 3-St. Mary’s Elizabeth (1-2) 4-Linden (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Elizabeth (5-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (2-2) Union (2-2) 4-Plainfield (0-5) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (4-0) 2-Summit (3-1) 3-Westfield (1-3) 4-Scotch Plains […]

Westfield girls’ basketball tough on boards in topping Watchung Division rival Cranford; Stravach, Klag, Kreusser excel for visitors

Blue Devils win 3rd straight to improve to 11-5; Cougars, sparked by rebounding of Pringle, fall to 6-8

CRANFORD – When you have two defensive-minded teams going at it a premium is put on being able to control the boards. On the defensive end you’re looking to grab the ball and go. Offensively, you want to follow up a miss with at least a second opportunity. While both Westfield and Cranford equally displayed […]

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