Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here as of Jan. 29

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 29   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) 2-The Patrick School (2-1) 3-Linden (2-2) 4-Elizabeth (1-3) 5-Plainfield (1-4)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (4-0) 2-Union (2-2) Union Catholic (2-2) 4-Westfield (0-4)   VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (9-0) 2-Scotch Plains (6-1) […]

Linden bowlers best top-seeded Union to capture Union County Tournament championship for 2nd time in 3 years; Union Catholic places 3rd

It came down to Linden vs. Union. No, it wasn’t football, soccer or basketball, or baseball. This time It was to see which bowling team would capture the 2018 Union County Tournament championship. The title is back in Linden. Second-seeded Linden defeated top-seeded Union 3-1 in the championship match held Thursday, Jan. 25 at Jersey Lanes in […]

Top-seeded standouts Evan Weinberg of Dayton and Kiara Powell of Union are the 2018 UCT bowling individual champions

Winning any kind of tournament as the top seed is not easy at all. First, you are expected to win because you are the top seed. Second, all the pressure is on the top seed to get the job done – that is why they are the top seed. When the individual portion of the […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here as of Jan. 22

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 22 WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (3-0) 2-Patrick School (2-1) Linden (2-1) 4-Elizabeth (1-3) 5-Plainfield (1-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (4-0) 2-Union (2-2) 3-Union Catholic (1-2) 4-Westfield (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (6-0) 2-Scotch Plains (4-1) 3-Summit (4-2) 4-Roselle (3-3) […]

3-time defending champion Cranford and Roselle Park among favorites for 43rd annual wrestling Union County Tournament; To take place Jan. 13 at Union High School

UNION – Cranford will clash at Roselle Park next Wednesday night – Jan. 17 – in a key Union County Conference-Watchung Division wrestling match that will be sure to draw much local interest. Perhaps Union County’s top two teams will put on a show wrestling fans will not want to miss. Before that, however, there […]

Rahway boys’ basketball begins January 5-0 after capturing own tournament; UCC hoop standings as of Jan. 1 here

The Rahway boys’ basketball team captured its own holiday tournament last week by first defeating defending champion Johnson 74-68 and then Gov. Livingston 56-43  in the championship game. Johnson beat Rahway 36-35 in last year’s final. Rahway, which repeated last year as the Union County Conference’s Valley Division champion en route to a 21-4 finish, […]

MONDAY EVENING QUARTERBACK: Union County football has had a state champion every year now since 2009

Since 2009, Union County has produced at least one state champion, a streak of nine straight seasons. Since 2011 we’ve seen Cranford win its first state championship in the playoff era – the Cougars won again in 2015 – and then we’ve seen three programs win for the first time in a very long time. […]

Union County football state championship playoff era history here; Years listed when each team last captured a state crown

Now that Hillside has won its first state championship since 1985, here is the list of when was the last year each team in Union County won a football state championship: Plainfield, with a record of 0-4 in finals, Governor Livingston (0-2) and Dayton (0-1) are the only three schools in Union County that have […]

Hillside football – there was never any doubt: Comets capture first state championship since 1985

Holds on to beat undefeated, top-seeded Point Pleasant Boro 20-13 in Central Jersey, Group 2 final at Rutgers

PISCATAWAY – There was never any doubt. It didn’t matter that Hillside was the seventh seed and had three losses. It didn’t matter that Point Pleasant Boro was the top seed and 11-0. It didn’t matter that Hillside had not been in this position since 1985 or had not won a state championship since then. […]

Westfield, Hillside football surprising or not-so-surprising? Blue Devils, Comets seek to capture state championships Nov. 30 and Dec. 2

Games are at MetLife Stadium and Rutgers; Westfield out to 3-peat, while Hillside attempts to garner first crown since 1985

I’m not quite sure what might be more surprising? The fact that we’re still asking Westfield head coach Jim DeSarno to explain how good another one of his Westfield teams is and how the Blue Devils continue to be as stingy as any team in the state in terms of keeping the opposition from reaching […]

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