Union, Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball teams see outstanding seasons come to an end in state tournament play

Three 20-win UnionCounty girls’ basketball teams saw outstanding 2013-2014 seasons come to a conclusion Saturday in state tournament action. At Rahway in a Non-Public, South B semifinal, top-seeded Roselle Catholic was turned back by fifth-seeded St. Rose of Belmar 52-46. The Lions finished 25-2, setting a program record for wins in a season. In the […]

14 Union County wrestlers advance to NJSIAA Tournament; Cranford’s Murray and Brearley’s Balboni, Velez win titles

3 Roselle Park grapplers move on

Now the competition hits an all-time high. Wrestling in Atlantic City this weekend for high school grapplers won’t mean trying to get out of the way of a senior citizen heading to the slots. It will mean, specificially for 14 UnionCounty grapplers, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? Winnning […]

Linden boys’ basketball turned back in UCT championship game

Moore nets 14 for Tigers, Dixon 12, Dolbrice 11

UNION – When Linden – which battled back from a 13-point first-half deficit – took its biggest lead of three with less than four minutes to go, there was a new sense of urgency for the Patrick School Celtics. “We were a little scared,” said the game’s best player, PatrickSchool senior guard Dupree McBrayer. It […]

Cranford’s Murray leads Cougar wrestlers to second-place UCT finish; Roselle Park repeats as champions

Brearley has most champs with 4

UNION – Gavin Murray came oh so close last year. The talented Cranford grappler met Governor Livingston’s Ryan Hoy in the county championship bout at 132 and was edged by the defending champion 9-8. That was the last of the 14 finals matchups. Murray, a junior, and Hoy, a senior, were destined to meet again […]

Huber coaching Cranford for first time in contest played at Kean; Second annual Investors Games this Sunday

Cougars face Westfield in UCC-Mountain Division play

UNION – Ryan Huber, who played his high school ball at Dayton and is now in his eighth season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Cranford, is looking forward to coaching his first game at Kean University. Cranford will play Westfield Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of five contests of the second annual Investors Games at Kean. “It’s great for the kids and […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis improves records to 11-7 and 7-5, five of top seven players return next year; All-UCC division teams honor county’s best

Linden, sparked by county champions Zalewski and Podsiebierski, capture Valley Division title

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team improved its overall and league records this season and next year will return five of its top seven players. The Panthers, guided by head coach Nancy Sturcke since 1977, finished 11-7 overall and 7-5 and in third place in the Mountain Division of the Union County Conference. Last year’s […]

Union football garners program’s 500th victory; Farmers win at Hillsborough 35-28

Improve to 3-2 overall and in the Mid-State 38 Conference's Delaware Division

The Union football program gained its 500th victory in its 92nd season, winning at Hillsborough 35-28 Friday night in Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division action. Union’s overall record now stands at 500-301-52 (,624). Union improved to 3-2 overall and 3-2 in the Delaware Division. Hillsborough fell to 2-4 overall and 2-4 in the Delaware Division. FRIDAY NIGHT’S UNION […]

UCT girls’ soccer kicks off this Saturday; defending co-champion Scotch Plains is top seed once again

Dayton, Union, Johnson and Brearley were to host first 4 matches

The girls’ soccer Union County Tournament was to kick off this Saturday, Sept. 28, with four preliminary round matches. Defending co-champion Scotch Plains was awarded the top seed once again. Four first round games are scheduled to be played Wednesday, Oct. 2, with four more second round games set to take place Saturday, Oct. 5. The […]

2013 Football Classifications here for the 17 teams in Union County

2013 FOOTBALL CLASSIFICATIONS FOR THE 17 TEAMS IN UNION COUNTY REVISED AUG. 2  *  NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 2   GROUP 5   Enrollment: 1284-3379 Elizabeth (3379), Westfield (1378), Linden (1284), Union (1810) * GROUP 4   Enrollment: 943-1236 Scotch Plains-Fanwood (1120), Plainfield (1109) * GROUP 3   Enrollment: 715-866 Cranford (866), Summit (801), Governor Livingston […]

High School Baseball Development League allows teams to play together during the summer; 64 teams from 4 counties involved this year

Union-Essex seniors champs included Gov. Livingston in American Division and Columbia in National, while the juniors champs were Westfield in both the American and National divisions

With the slow dissolving of American Legion baseball in New Jersey caused by the competition of so many other leagues that are now available to players of all different skill levels, high school head coaches Chris Roof, Dan Mondelli and assistant Ralph Yezza decided that it was time for a change. What they wanted for […]

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