Time to shake up Union County Tournament boys basketball? How about 2 tournaments side-by-side?

This is the time of the year when I write that the Union County Tournament is the oldest boys county tournament in the state when presenting the news of the seeding meeting. It adds a certain amount of weight to the history. What does that mean, though, exactly? For sure there have been plenty of […]

Worthy of UCT girls basketball top seed: Westfield and New Providence

Westfield, one of the hottest teams in Union County and the Union County Conference’s outright Watchung Division champion, will not be the least bit offended if it does not receive the top seed for the 45th annual girls basketball Union County Tournament. The seeding meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning at the Linden […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings and overall records here as of Monday, Feb. 10

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 10 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) – outright champions 2-Elizabeth (2-2) 3-Linden (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (8-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (4-4) Union (4-4) Plainfield (4-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (9-1) – outright champions 2-Rahway (8-2) […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Feb. 3

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 3 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Elizabeth (1-1) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (7-0) – outright champions 2-Union (4-3) 3-Union Catholic (3-3) 4-Plainfield (2-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (7-1) Rahway (7-1) 3-Oratory Prep (5-3) 4-Gov. Livingston (3-4) […]

Hillside girls basketball, with much confidence, improves to 12-2; Comets off to best start in 7 years

Produced first 10-game winning streak in program history

HILLSIDE – If you want to succeed on the court and in the classroom you need to have a certain amount of confidence. The Hillside girls basketball team is not lacking that key component. “We’re ready for more competition,” exclaimed senior guard Quanajah Felder after the Comets, according to first-year head coach Jaleel Taylor, made […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 20

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 20 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Elizabeth (1-1) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (5-0) 2-Union Catholic (3-1) 3-Union (2-3) 4-Plainfield (1-3) 5-Scotch Plains (0-4) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (4-1) Rahway (4-1) 3-Gov. Livingston (3-2) Oratory Prep (3-2) 5-Cranford (1-4) 6-New […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 13

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 13 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Elizabeth (1-0) Roselle Catholic (1-0) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (2-0) 3-Union (2-2) 4-Scotch Plains (0-2) 5-Plainfield (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (3-0) 2-Gov. Livingston (2-1) Oratory Prep (2-1) Summit (2-1) 5-New Providence (0-3) […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 6

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 6 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Elizabeth (0-0) Linden (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Union (2-0) 1-Westfield (1-0) 3-Union Catholic (0-0) 4-Scotch Plains (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (1-0) Gov. Livingston (1-0) Oratory Prep (1-0) 4-Summit (0-1) New Providence (0-1) […]

Irvington repeats as Joe Silver Tournament champions by topping host Hillside; Thomas paces 4-0 Blue Knights with 20 points

Lambert scores 12 for Comets, who will begin January at 4-1

HILLSIDE – How confident was talented Irvington senior guard Karriem Thomas before Monday’s tipoff vs. the host Comets? “We knew we were going to win the game,” Thomas said moments after Irvington did just that. “Just play hard and show no mercy.” That’s exactly what the visiting Blue Knights did, led by Thomas and his […]

Union County boys’ and girls’ basketball schedule for first 4 days of season here: Dec. 19-22

UNION COUNTY BASKETBALL THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF THE SEASON: THURSDAY, DEC. 19: BOYS Patrick School vs. Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn. – Hoopfest Plainfield vs. Union at Union, 4 p.m. – St. Jude Brearley at Glen Ridge, 4 p.m. University vs. Linden at Union, 5:30 p.m. – St. Jude Gov. Livingston at Morris Hills, 7 […]