Westfield girls’ basketball dominates host RC in opening Watchung Division battle for both; Visiting Blue Devils lead from start to finish

Stravach scores 12, Dobosiewicz 11; Encarnacion finishes with 13, Hanner held to 5

ROSELLE – How does a team go into an opposing gym and not only come away with a hard-fought victory, but perform the task in totally dominating fashion? It starts with defense and not allowing the best players on the other side from making a difference. It continues with swarming to the ball and continually […]

Cranford boys’ basketball turns back visiting Lyndhurst; Hands 3-0 Bergen County team its first loss

Senior center Ruka paces Cougars offensively with 15 points, including 3 second half 3-pointers

CRANFORD – Although Cranford came back from being down by eight late in the first quarter to – after the game’s third and final deadlock – building a seven-point lead of its own with just a little over a minute to go before the half, there was still something missing in its game. Cranford ended […]

New Providence pulls away from Cranford in 2nd quarter with 16-0 run to win battle of 2-0 girls’ basketball squads; Cumiskey leads Pioneers with 12 points

Santarelli scores 5 for Cranford, while teammate Pringle pulls down 10 rebounds, blocks 2 shots

NEW PROVIDENCE – The home team’s effort during the game’s first eight minutes gave absolutely no indication of how it was going to perform once the contest continued. Although the host Pioneers limited visiting Cranford to just one field goal in the first quarter, they found themselves trailing by one. Both teams were able to […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Dec. 17

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, DEC. 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Linden (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Union (1-0) 2-Elizabeth (0-0) Union Catholic (0-0) 4-Plainfield (0-1) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (1-0) 2-Summit (0-0) Scotch Plains (0-0) 4-Westfield (0-1) SKY DIVISION […]

Linden wrestlers top Roselle Park for the first time; Tigers produce 7 straight wins, the final 5 in stretch by fall

Linden wrestling goes back a bit more than 50 years. Roselle Park wrestling goes back even further – the mid-1930s – with the Panthers being one of only four programs in the country (and just two in New Jersey, Paulsboro being the other) to accumulate 1,000 wins. Roselle Park has been the gold standard in […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball, sparked by returning starters Hanner, Encarnacion, Haywood and key reserve Worthey, look to challenge for Union County supremacy once again

There’s no doubt Roselle Catholic will once again be among the teams to beat in Union County girls’ basketball this season. As the season progresses, however, will the defending Union County Tournament champions be the team to beat? That’s one goal the Lions, who finished 22-5 last year, are working on. Roselle Catholic split with […]

5 Union County boys’ basketball teams will open at 4th Annual St. Jude Classic Dec. 14 at UHS

UNION – Three basketball coaches will be making debuts – one in each game – as the 4th Annual St. Jude Classic will tip off Friday at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. An Opening Night boys’ basketball tripleheader features: Plainfield vs. Union at 4 p.m. Linden vs. Piscataway at 5:30 p.m. and Westfield […]

One of finest football seasons Union County has seen in some time

This was simply, from top to bottom, one of the finest Union County football seasons in some time. As the season progressed schools in all five group sizes were making their case for what they hoped would be strong playoff runs. Nine of Union County’s 16 teams qualified for the playoffs, with the Brearley Bears […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball alignments here for 2018-2019 season

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL ALIGNMENTS FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON: WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): Linden Patrick School Roselle Catholic St. Mary’s, Elizabeth MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): Elizabeth Plainfield Union Union Catholic VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): Rahway Scotch Plains Summit Westfield SKY DIVISION (5 schools): Cranford Gov. Livingston Johnson New Providence Roselle RIVER DIVISION (5 schools): […]

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