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 […]

Patrick School girls’ basketball leads from start to finish in producing decisive win at Westfield; Hill comes off bench to lead all scorers with 12 points on game-high 4 three-pointers

Defending champion Celtics take lead in Watchung Division and will also be the top seed for the Union County Tournament

WESTFIELD – Entering the second quarter with a three-point lead, Patrick School third-year head coach Damel Ling shouted this instruction to his players: “start to take some 3s!” The Celtics had five girls with exactly one two-point field goal for all of their first quarter scoring. That was not the case for the next eight […]

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 […]

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 […]

Elizabeth remains undefeated after producing dominant win at Mountain Division arch rival Union; Price pours in career-high 26 for 12-0 Minutemen

10-0 run bridging first and second quarters spurs on visiting team

UNION – Arch rival Union had it going on early, scoring the game’s first five points, taking the ball away time and time again and going strong to the hoop. The host Farmers looked more than up to the challenge of being the first team to knock off undefeated Elizabeth. A little more than six […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 14

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 14 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (0-1) 4-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Elizabeth (1-0) 2-Union (2-1) 3-Union Catholic (1-1) 4-Plainfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (2-0) Summit (2-0) 3-Scotch Plains (0-2) Westfield (0-2) SKY DIVISION […]

Brearley sophomore Phillips among 10 grapplers to grab first Union County Tournament championship; Cranford captures 5th consecutive crown

UNION – With the stinging memory of falling by a wide margin in the finals last year still in his head, Brearley sophomore wrestler Patrick Phillips just wanted to stay true to himself. Phillips figured that if he was able to execute his strategy – which consisted of pushing offense, being always on his toes, […]

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