UCT baseball, softball down to semifinal rounds; Baseball is May 7 at Elizabeth; softball April 30 at Linden

The baseball and softball Union County Tournaments have reached the semifinal stage, with softball set to compete first. On Saturday, April 30 at Linden’s Memorial Fields (Flanagan Field complex) the semifinal games will be played at the same time – 3 p.m. – on the two fields. On the top side of the bracket it […]

Johnson is top seed for UCT softball for 2nd straight season; Crusaders seek first title since 1981

Defending champ GL is 2nd seed, Elizabeth 3rd, Benedictine 4th and Westfield 5th

All that’s left for Johnson is for the Crusaders to finally win the Union County Tournament again. The Crusaders were the top seed last year, but were upset by fifth-seeded Cranford in the semifinals. Second-seeded GL went on to defeat Cranford 4-3 in the championship game at Linden. The Highlanders captured their sixth title and […]

GL baseball tops Union twice, earns 3rd seed for UCT; Junior RH Schneider tosses 7-hit shutout

Farmers are 5th seed; defending champion Cranford seeded 4th

UNION – When does a first-year varsity pitcher start to be considered an ace? When he starts to display a blend of consistency and dominance on the mound and believes in his pitches. Cole Schneider is becoming such a hurler for Governor Livingston. The junior right hander tossed a seven-hit shutout Monday in stopping host […]

Baseball Union County Tournament to be seeded April 18: Defending champion Cranford, GL in line to get high seeds

Union has shot at sneaking into top 4

The gold standard in Union County baseball used to be Union, Elizabeth, Linden and Westfield. However, for the past 15-20 years, the guard has changed to Cranford, Westfield, Gov. Livingston and Scotch Plains. Cranford and Westfield have combined to win the last six Union County Tournaments, Cranford four and Westfield two. The 63rd annual Union […]

Johnson baseball holds off late Dayton rally to continue undefeated in UCC’s Mountain Division; Crusaders top Bulldogs 13-9

Becker earns mound victory; Dayton's Goldberg slugs double, triple, drives in 4 runs

Johnson baseball holds off late Dayton rally to continue undefeated in UCC’s Mountain Division; Crusaders top Bulldogs 13-9

SPRINGFIELD – After five-and-a-half innings the visiting Johnson Crusaders had 11 insurance runs in the bank, while their pitcher was tossing a one (infield)-hit shutout. However, despite just being six outs away from remaining undefeated in division play, Johnson needed every run it produced, no matter it was ahead by double-digits. That’s because host Dayton […]

Union standout senior heavyweight Brown captures first Region 3 title; Will compete in 2nd straight NJSIAA Tournament

8 Cranford grapplers advance, including repeat 182 champ Cappello; Undefeated Gazaway of New Providence won at 145

Union standout senior wrestler David Brown experienced what it was like to make it to the NJSIAA Tournament last year and grapple with opponents from the other end of the state that he probably never heard of before. Brown lost both of his state tourney matches last year, but still produced a solid 33-13 record […]

Roselle Park wrestlers win 5th straight D10 title; Cranford captures D11 for 3rd consecutive time

Union, with 3 first-time champions, improves with 2nd place finish in D10

Union head coach Dino DeBellonia had one goal in mind for his wrestling team going into last weekend’s District 10 Tournament at Millburn. That was simply to improve upon last year’s third-place finish, which was a pretty good jump from finishing ninth and second-to-last just two years ago. That meant Union had to jump over […]

Roselle Catholic, The Patrick School, Cranford, New Providence reach girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

CLARK – All top four seeds advanced to the semifinals of the 41st annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. The top four seeds all reaching the final four, that doesn’t happen quite often in Union County. There’s usually an upset or two along the way, with at least one if not two teams seeded below […]

UCT basketball continues with quarterfinals at Rahway and Johnson; Girls’ are Feb. 19, boys’ Feb. 20

Top 8 seeds advanced in both tourneys

Union County waits a little longer than most counties to seed their basketball tournaments. However, once seeded, they seem to go pretty quickly. The 41st annual girls’ tournament included 20 of the 24 teams in the Union County Conference. Those opting not to participate were Sky Division teams Roselle, Roselle Park, Brearley and Benedictine Academy. […]

Wrestlers who placed 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th at UCT right here

The following are the third-, fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishers at the 41st annual wrestling Union County Tournament held Jan. 16 at Union High School. 2016 UCT WRESTLING THIRD 106: Conor Halpin, Cranford 113: Chris Hoerle, Westfield 120: Rhise Royster, Rahway 126: Michael DeJesus, Plainfield 132: Jashmar Phillipe, Scotch Plains 138: Mike Nigro, Cranford 145: […]

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