Cranford, Governor Livingston and Rahway square off in annual wrestling UCT

UNION, NJ — Can the Cranford Cougars be caught? Governor Livingston High School has come close the past two years, with back-to-back second-place finishes. Rahway High School, which was scheduled to host Cranford High School with a 12-0 record on Wednesday night, Jan 17, could present a strong challenge as well. The 48th annual wrestling […]

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Among the Union County teams that won championships in 2023, four stood out in a very distinctive manner. The Cranford High School wrestling team captured a record-setting eighth straight Union County Tournament championship at Kean University’s Harwood Arena in January. The Linden High School boys basketball squad won North 2, Group […]

Four Union County boys basketball teams remain undefeated

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After three games to start the 2023-2024 high school boys basketball campaign in Union County, four teams found themselves still undefeated. As of Thursday, Dec. 21, those schools were Oratory Prep School, Governor Livingston High School and Group 4 powers Linden High School and Elizabeth High School at Frank J. Cicarell […]

A preview of the girls basketball season for 2023-24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Just about the only thing the New Providence High School girls basketball team did not accomplish last year was going undefeated. However, the Pioneers came real close. Guided by longtime mentor Cap Pazdera, New Providence produced, perhaps, its finest season ever – that from a program with two previous state championship […]

Union County boys basketball teams prepare for 2023-2024 season

Union County boys basketball teams prepare for 2023-2024 season

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Which boys basketball teams in Union County will see the ball bounce their way more often than not this season? We shall soon find out, as the 2023-2024 season will commence around the state of New Jersey on Thursday, Dec. 14. There was a bit of a “changing of the guard” […]

BCC football All-Division teams are named for 2023

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union High School junior wide receiver Renick Dorilas hauled in 35 passes for 550 yards and five touchdowns, the longest one covering 80 yards. Linden High School senior middle linebacker Myles Hamilton was credited with 155 tackles, 36 of them solo and 119 assisted. To say he was all over the […]

Football gets ready for playoff week No. 2 in Union County

UNION COUNTY — The high school football state playoffs in New Jersey can be a harsh reality to deal with, especially when the scoreboard doesn’t work in a team’s favor. Of the 11 Union County football playing schools that qualified, eight were defeated last weekend, with their seasons completed before Halloween. Those who lost were […]

Union County football teams seeded for playoffs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although some Union County football teams did not have great performances last weekend, which was the final regular season weekend, they now have a chance to make up for that in the state playoffs. Union, Governor Livingston, Summit, Rahway, Cranford and New Providence high schools lost and Linden High School tied […]

Last week of the season sees Union football teams positioning for playoffs

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The final weekend. This is it – the final opportunity to make a lasting impression on the first goal most teams have, which is making the playoffs in their sections. This is not only Week Eight but it’s also called the playoff-cutoff date weekend as it’s the final weekend before the […]

Football teams position themselves in Week Seven as season nears its end

UNION COUNTY, NJ — We’re down to two weekends to go before the start of the high school football playoffs in New Jersey. The season goes by that quickly. Perhaps the biggest winners in Union County last weekend included Summit High School out-lasting Linden High School at home in a battle of one-loss squads, Hillside […]