Defending champion Roselle Catholic – the repeat UCC-Watchung winner – is the boys’ basketball Union County Tournament top seed again, while much-improved and undefeated Elizabeth is seeded 2nd

Ultimate drama would pit the two - both ranked among the top 5 teams in the state - in the championship game

Before state tournament play commences and we get to see if Roselle Catholic and Elizabeth are both good and fortunate enough to capture state championships en route to the Tournament of Champions, what is the one matchup – I take it – most Union County basketball fans want to see? Roselle Catholic vs. Elizabeth in […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

UCT wrestling champions listed here, including grapplers who will return for 2020 season

2019 UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: 106: Kaelan Francois, Rahway 113: Patrick Phillips, Brearley 120: Luke Hoerle, Westfield 126: Eddie Hummel, Roselle Park 132: Mark Montgomery, Roselle Park 138: Jack Korzeneski, Cranford 145: Rhise Royster, Rahway 152: AJ Bencivenga, Cranford 160: Alex Dorce, Linden 170: Joe Delia, New Providence 182: Tim Miller, Westfield 195: Brendan Loder, […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 21

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 21 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (3-0) 2-Patrick School (1-1) St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (1-1) 4-Linden (0-3) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Elizabeth (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (2-1) 3-Union (2-2) 4-Plainfield (0-4) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (3-0) 2-Summit (2-1) 3-Westfield (1-2) 4-Scotch Plains (0-3) SKY DIVISION […]