Union County wrestlers advance to Region 4 at Union

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Cranford High School was put into District 16 at Watchung Hills Regional High School this year and, as in the recent past, the Cougars found a way to wrestle all the way to the top. In the same way as at last month’s Union County Tournament at Union High School, Cranford […]

Boys basketball seeds get ready to square off in semifinals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — There is a very unique boys basketball Union County Tournament Final Four that will tip off Thursday, Feb. 15, at Kean University’s Harwood Arena in Union. In the second game scheduled for 7:30 p.m., there is the two-time defending champion playing as the visiting team going up against a team that […]

Cranford gets ready for wrestling team state finals

Cranford gets ready for wrestling team state finals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — While Jordan Chapman wants to realize what it’s like to win a state championship, there are other matches that come along during the season that can be just as satisfying. Case in point was the North 2, Group 3 final at top-seeded West Essex High School on Wednesday night, Feb. 7. […]

Girls basketball seeds are ready to start their semifinals

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes said he wants to go for a three-peat in 2024. So does the New Providence High School girls basketball team. The Pioneers want to accomplish that feat this week. The Union County Tournament semifinals were scheduled to take place Wednesday, Feb. 14, at Arthur L. […]

State wrestling sections begin in Union County this week

State wrestling sections begin in Union County this week

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The two Union County schools that reached sectional finals last year got back to the same point this season. On Wednesday night, Feb. 7, Cranford and Governor Livingston high schools again competed in sectional finals to advance to group semifinals, which are scheduled for this Friday, Feb. 9, at the higher […]

UCT boys basketball seeds are announced

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Will any seed lower than four have a chance to get through the quarterfinals of the 87th annual boys basketball Union County Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 10? The best bet probably is fifth-seeded Roselle Catholic High School, the two-time defending champion, facing fourth-seeded Linden High School in a rematch of last […]

UCT girls basketball seeds are announced

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Schools from the Union County Conference’s Valley Division, and one from the Mountain Division, got the 48th annual girls basketball Union County Tournament off to a good start with preliminary round competition that commenced on Saturday, Feb. 3. Rahway High School, from the lower Valley Division, defeated Mountain Division foe Hillside […]

A preview of local representation in the state wrestling tourney

A preview of local representation in the state wrestling tourney

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County representation in next week’s team state tournament competition across the state should be substantial, according to the predicted pairings that were released this week. Last year, Governor Livingston High School captured the North 2, Group 2 title and then advanced to the Group 2 final, where it was edged […]

UCT girls basketball is ready to be seeded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For the longest time, the banner stood by itself in New Providence High School’s gym, designating the only girls basketball Union County Tournament the Pioneers won in 1990. That was until two years ago, when New Providence defeated defending champion Westfield High School in the 2022 final to capture its second […]

Union County Tournament’s boys basketball to be seeded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Will this year’s boys basketball Union County Tournament be, shall we say, up for grabs in the same manner as a key rebound off a missed shot with the game on the line? In roughly two weeks of competition, we’ll find out if schools such as Linden, Elizabeth, Union Catholic or […]

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