Linden boys’ basketball tops Elizabeth Friday to reach N2, G4 final; Both Roselle Catholic squads triumph again

Winners advance to play again on Monday

Friday night was another good one for Union County basketball teams. On the boys’ side, top-seeded Linden in North 2, Group 4 advanced to that final Monday night at home against second-seeded Ridge by ousting fourth-seeded Elizabeth 53-40 at Linden. In Union County Conference-Watchung Division play this season, Linden defeated Elizabeth in overtime 75-63 on […]

Cranford girls’ basketball continues to excel in states; Road win at 26-1 Iselin Kennedy puts Cougars home vs. Chatham Saturday

Cranford one win away from reaching a 4rh sectional final in last 5 seasons

When it comes to winning state tournament games, no Union County team – other than Group 1 power New Providence – does it better than Cranford. Thursday night’s 50-45 North 2, Group 3 quarterfinal win at third-seeded Iselin Kennedy was Cranford’s 14th state tournament triumph in the past five seasons and sixth on the road. […]

Dayton boys’ basketball moves on in states after Thursday OT victory; All 4 Union County girls’ teams triumph

Dayton boys' and GL and Cranford girls' will be hosting next round games Saturday

While Dayton was the only Union County boys’ team to win in state tournament play Thursday night – the top-seeded Bulldogs needed overtime to thwart eighth-seeded Newark Vocational 73-67, winning overtime 14-8 in their North 2, Group 1 quarterfinal matchup – all four Union County girls’ teams that played were triumphant. Governor Livingston and Cranford advanced to […]

Wednesday state basketball winners include both RC squads and Linden, Elizabeth boys’; Thursday, Friday schedule here

Linden and Elizabeth boys' split in UCC-Watchung Division games against each other, both winning at home

Wednesday night state tournament basketball winners from Union County on the boys’ side included Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B and Elizabeth and Linden in North 2, Group 4. Parochial schools St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Oratory Prep of Summit were eliminated, in addition to Hillside in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals. The only girls’ winner from […]

Tuesday basketball state winners: Rahway, Dayton, Plainfield boys’ and Dayton, GL, New Providence, Cranford girls’

On a heavy night of state basketball involving teams from Union County, Rahway, Dayton and Plainfield advanced on the boys’ side Tuesday, while the Dayton, Governor Livingston, New Providence and Cranford girls’ advanced. All of the above winners will play again Thursday in their respective sections. Union County teams that were ousted Tuesday included the GL, Summit, Cranford […]

Roselle Park wrestlers repeat as District 10 winners behind 6 champions; Region 3 commences Wednesday night at Union

Panther first-place finishers include Devito, Hilburn, Matthews, Loevsky, Woods, Nunez

The Roselle Park wrestling team, after winning 20 matches and reaching the Central Jersey, Group 1 final, captured District 10 at Millburn again. Winning championships for the Panthers were Joe Devito at 113, Pete Hilburn at 145, Brian Matthews at 152, Steve Loevsky at 160, Phil Woods at 170 and Allen Nunez at 182. Roselle […]

GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

4 Union County Tournament championship basketball games set to be played at Kean this weekend

The boys' are Saturday and the girls' Sunday

UNION COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES THIS WEEKEND AT KEAN UNIVERSITY’S HARWOOD ARENA IN UNION   77TH ANNUAL FRANK J. CICARELL BOYS’ BASKETBALL SATURDAY, FEB. 23 JV: 6-The Patrick School vs. 1-Roselle Catholic, 4 p.m. Varsity: 4-Linden (17-6) vs. 3-The Patrick School (21-3), 6 p.m.   38TH ANNUAL FRANK J. CICARELL GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SUNDAY, FEB. 24 JV: […]

Cranford falls to GL, while Linden comes up just short vs. Oak Knoll in girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kean University's Harwood Arena in Union

RAHWAY – If championships are won by playing outstanding defense, then the Governor Livingston Highlanders are in good shape. Defending champion GL returned to the county championship game for the third straight season after suffocating arch rival Cranford in Monday night’s 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball semifinals at Earl H. Walter Gymnasium. Third-seeded […]

DiTomasso long-range filling of the hoop helps lead Highlanders to UCT girls’ basketball quarterfinal victory

Junior, off the bench, pours in 16 points with a team-leading four 3-pointers

ROSELLE – Trying to contain an opponent’s top two players is challenging enough. Then when another one of its performers comes off the bench and shoots the lights out, well, that makes the mountain even higher and more treacherous to climb. While Governor Livingston seniors Erin Ferguson and Mallory George played their games in the […]

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