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 […]

Cranford girls’ basketball captures 2nd UCT title and first since 2006; Team effort lifts Cougars past RC

Wilchens leads Cranford with 23 points, Hanner Roselle Catholic with 15

UNION – Cranford, a team known for winning big games because of the way the Cougars thrive defensively, found out that filling the hoop can also lead to mighty success. Cranford wasted no time setting up and taking long-range shots to its liking. When they go in, it opens up the game in a positive […]

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 […]

Basketball UCTs down to the semifinals; Top 4 seeds make it for both

Roselle Catholic boys' still seeking first crown

In what is annually the last week before the state tournaments commence, Union County basketball will continue its path toward crowning new champions. The boys’ and girls’ Union County Tournaments have now reached the semifinal stages, with the top 4 seeds advancing in both. The top 4 seeds making it on the boys’ side is […]

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: […]

One last look at 2015 Union County football season

The 2015 Union County football season will always be remembered as the year Cranford cemented 12-0 for the first time, Westfield captured its first state championship in 38 years – en route to a program-first 12-0 mark – and that Brearley came oh so close to joining Cranford and Westfield at 12-0, falling just one […]

Cranford football captures 2nd state championship in playoff era; Schetelich throws 4 TD passes, runs for 2 scores

Cougars produce first 12-0 season

UNION – In 1985 it was the “46 defense” that was a big part of the Chicago Bears going 18-1 and winning the Super Bowl for the first and only time. Ladies and gentlemen, thirty years later I present you with the “50 offense” courtesy of the Cranford Cougars. For the fourth time this season […]

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