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 […]

Dayton boys’ basketball tops Waldwick in Group 1 semifinals to advance to Sunday’s Group 1 state championship game at Rutgers; Bulldogs will face Point Pleasant Beach

Brown nets game-high 12 points, while Cioffi and Clayton pour in seven each

For the second time in three years the Dayton boys’ basketball team is one win away from capturing the first state championship in program history. Dayton, the North 2, Group 1 champ for the first time since 2011, defeated North 1 champion Waldwick 36-32 Thursday night in the Group 1 semifinal played at East Orange Campus. […]

2 teams that lost at the buzzer in the UCT – Linden and RC – still alive in state tourney action; Dayton boys’ play in Thursday’s Group 1 semifinals

Only 3 Union County hoop teams not eliminated yet

Both Linden and Roselle Catholic – first RC and then Linden on consecutive Saturday nights – had their hearts broken in Union County Tournament play, losing games on shots in the lane right before the final buzzer. The Tigers and Lions have made up for those excruciating defeats by excelling in state tournament play. Since […]

Cranford girls’ basketball has season conclude in Group 3 semifinals; Cougars post 4th consecutive 20-win campaign

McCoy nets team-high 17 points vs. Jefferson in state game at Ramapo

FRANKLIN LAKES – Carrying the torch as the last Union County team still standing, Cranford was very much alive at intermission, ahead by five points after closing the first half on a double-digit run. Where the game turned was the third quarter. Jefferson quickly scored the first seven points of the second half to take […]

Dayton boys’ basketball captures 2nd North 2, Group 1 championship in 3 years; Does so at home again vs. University

Will face North 1, Group 1 champion Waldwick Thursday at 5 p.m. - weather permitting - at East Orange Campus in a Group 1 semifinal

The Dayton boys’ basketball team, coming off a loss in last year’s final at home to University – a game that went to overtime – was more determined than ever to find a way to not let that happen again. Sparked by a pretty balanced scoring attack that included 19 points from Jared Clayton, 13 […]

Linden boys’ basketball captures second N2, G4 championship in 3 years; RC and Patrick School boys’ advance to Non-Public, South B final

After falling in the Union County Tournament championship game on a shot right before the buzzer, the Linden boys’ basketball team did well to bounce back in a challenging North 2, Group 4 section. For the second time in three years the Tigers captured the championship, defeating Ridge 49-46 at home in Monday’s final. Linden […]

Cranford girls’ basketball wins at GL 56-51 to capture N2, G3 championship; McGovern leads way with game-high 18 points

Cougars never trailed and are now one win away from playing for a state championship; Next game is Wednesday at Ramapo in G3 semifinals vs. N1 ,G3 champ Jefferson

BERKELEY HEIGHTS – Sometimes in sports we get an event worthy of the hype. Cranford vs. Governor Livingston for the fourth time this year was simply the heart of a champion trying valiantly to come back against the heart of a team that became a champion again. This game was everything a packed house at […]

15 wrestlers from Union County headed to Atlantic City for NJSIAA Tournament; Event is Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Boardwalk Hall

Clark resident Calas of SHP, already a 2-time state champion, cradles his 2nd Region 3 title

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 15 Union County residents, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? […]

For 3rd time in less than a week both RC hoop teams will be home on same night in states; Each seeks to advance to Wednesday’s championship games

Girls' hosting Trenton Catholic first before boys' face Wildwood Catholic Monday at The Lions' Den

For the third time in less than a week there will be a state tournament doubleheader at The Lions’ Den at Roselle Catholic with both RC varsity basketball teams playing on Pat Hagan Court. On Monday in the Non-Public, South B semifinals for both it will be the top-seeded girls’ hosting fourth-seeded Trenton Catholic at 6 […]