Roselle Catholic, still seeking its first crown, is top seed for 79th annual boys’ basketball Union County Tournament

Roselle Catholic has won Non-Public B state championships the past two seasons and its first Tournament of Champions crown in 2013. Yet the Lions are still seeking to win the state’s oldest county tournament for the first time. This could be the year Roselle Catholic finally wins the Union County Tournament. The only mystery for […]

Roselle Catholic hoop teams, both division champions, in line to receive top UCT seeds

The basketball Union County Tournaments will be seeded  Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Clark, with Roselle Catholic most likely getting the top seed for the 79th boys’ edition and Roselle Catholic as well for the 40th girls’ event. Both Roselle Catholic squads, through games played Saturday, Feb. 7, had the most wins in the county at […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball standings here as of Feb. 2

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 2:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (7-1) 2-Patrick School (4-2) 3-Linden (4-3) 4-Elizabeth (1-5) 5-Plainfield (1-6)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (5-1) Union Catholic (5-1) 3-Westfield (4-3) 4-Union (2-5) 5-Scotch Plains (0-6)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Gov. Livingston (7-1) 2-Summit (6-3) 3-Rahway (5-3) Hillside (5-3) 5-Cranford (2-7) 6-Roselle (1-7)   SKY DIVISION (6 […]

Cranford captures wrestling UCT championship; Cougar champs include repeat winners Murray and DiGiovanni and also Cappello and Scorese

UNION – One grappler wore a T-shirt that on the back read: “second place is not an option!” You got the intense feeling that was Cranford’s philosophy Saturday at the Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. After finishing second last year, this time the Cougars would not be denied. Cranford had the most champions, four, and led by […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 5:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-Linden (1-1) 4-Elizabeth (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, […]

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

Cranford football falls in North 2, Group 3 final; Christiano, Schetelich score on long runs

EAST RUTHERFORD – Behind the running of incredibly shifty diminutive senior tailback Angelo Gallego, the poise of freshman braces-wearing quarterback Nick Verducci and two big first-half plays by senior two-way standout Ryan Shaw, third-seeded Parsippany Hills went on to capture its first state championship ever by holding off top-seeded and undefeated Cranford 20-13 in Sunday’s […]

Linden, Cranford, Elizabeth football all 1 win away from capturing state championships; 3 Union County teams will be playing at MetLife Stadium

On Dec. 7 in East Rutherford it will be - in N2, G3 - Parsippany Hills vs. Summit, followed by - in N2, G5 - Elizabeth vs. Linden

Just think, instead of the Giants or Jets playing at MetLife Stadium this Sunday at 1 p.m. it will be the Cranford Cougars. Make that the – 11-0 for the first time in program history – Cranford Cougars! Wow, that’s how far that program has come. Not even the highly-successful Cranford baseball team has played at […]

Linden, Cranford football to play their state championship games at MetLife Stadium; Tigers to battle Elizabeth in N2, G5 and Cougars to clash with Parsippany Hills in N2, G3

Both contests to kick off Dec. 7 in East Rutherford

For the first time, the Linden and Cranford football teams will be playing for a state championship in East Rutherford. Both Union County Mid-State 38 Conference division winners advanced to sectional finals – for Linden the first time since 1985 and only third time total – and for Cranford the first time since 2011 and […]

Linden football reaches first state championship game since 1985; Tigers hold on to defeat Westfield 14-6 in North 2, Group 5 semifinals

Phipps, Dolbrice score TDs in second quarter

LINDEN – With playmakers such as Kyle Phipps and Juwan Dolbrice, Linden can score from anywhere on the field at any time. Sometimes it’s all that’s needed. In a weird way it was Friday night at Cooper Field. Led by touchdown runs of 58 yards by Phipps and 41 by Dolbrice in the second quarter, […]

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