Roselle Park wrestlers repeat as District 10 winners behind 6 champions; Region 3 commences Wednesday night at Union

Panther first-place finishers include Devito, Hilburn, Matthews, Loevsky, Woods, Nunez

The Roselle Park wrestling team, after winning 20 matches and reaching the Central Jersey, Group 1 final, captured District 10 at Millburn again. Winning championships for the Panthers were Joe Devito at 113, Pete Hilburn at 145, Brian Matthews at 152, Steve Loevsky at 160, Phil Woods at 170 and Allen Nunez at 182. Roselle […]

Linden boys’ basketball thwarted by shot before buzzer in Saturday night’s county championship game

Tigers sparked by 19-point performance from senior Terrell Bagley

UNION – The Patrick School waited and waited. They had the ball for the final 1:13, passing it around, making sure not to lose possession, calling their final timeouts. With just 4.4 seconds left and no timeouts remaining, senior Jason Boswell – from behind the line just inside half court – took the ball out, […]

Linden holds off Union to advance to boys’ basketball UCT championship game

Tigers, seeking first crown since 2007, will take on Patrick School in Saturday's 6 p.m. final at Kean

UNION – There were two plays that defined Wednesday night’s Final Four contests, with both taking place in the fourth quarter of games that were – literally – up for grabs. In the opener between the third-seeded Patrick School and second-seeded Elizabeth, it was a pass by Celtic senior DeAndre Bembry that was too quick […]

Cranford falls to GL, while Linden comes up just short vs. Oak Knoll in girls’ basketball UCT semifinals

The final is Sunday at 6 p.m. at Kean University's Harwood Arena in Union

RAHWAY – If championships are won by playing outstanding defense, then the Governor Livingston Highlanders are in good shape. Defending champion GL returned to the county championship game for the third straight season after suffocating arch rival Cranford in Monday night’s 38th annual Frank J. Cicarell girls’ basketball semifinals at Earl H. Walter Gymnasium. Third-seeded […]

Union produces one of biggest UCT boys’ basketball upsets; Lofton-Harris shot right before final buzzer the difference

Eighth-seeded Union comes back to stun top-seeded Roselle Catholic 64-63 in one of Saturday's quarterfinals at Johnson

CLARK – In what has to be considered one of the biggest upsets in Union County Tournament history, it was uniform No. 1 performer for Union that knocked out the No. 1 seed, making the game-winning basket with one second left to lift the Farmers to an absolutely stunning one-point victory. And that star player […]

DiTomasso long-range filling of the hoop helps lead Highlanders to UCT girls’ basketball quarterfinal victory

Junior, off the bench, pours in 16 points with a team-leading four 3-pointers

ROSELLE – Trying to contain an opponent’s top two players is challenging enough. Then when another one of its performers comes off the bench and shoots the lights out, well, that makes the mountain even higher and more treacherous to climb. While Governor Livingston seniors Erin Ferguson and Mallory George played their games in the […]

Linden bowlers capture North 2, Group 3 crown; Dekowski, with 675 series, qualifies for individual championships

Reid rolls team's high game of 265

The Linden bowling team, which finished second in the Union County Tournament competition at Jersey Lanes in Linden, captured the North 2, Group 3 crown Monday, with junior Andrew Dekowski qualifying for the individual championships. Here are Linden’s scores: Jimmy Fostinis: 165-183-193 – 541 Brandon Peters: 188-190-215 – 593 Christian Perez: 215-126-221 – 562 Briana […]

Hillside girls’ basketball now a member of the elite teams in Union County

Comets take on defending champion GL Thursday night at Roselle Catholic seeking to advance to semifinals

Hillside almost crashed the party last year. This time there was no almost. The Comets are here and part of the final eight teams alive and in contention for this season’s county championship. For those Union County fans – and you know who you are – who argued that Hillside was no good, well, you’re […]

Upsets highlight Monday night’s UCT girls’ basketball first round play; Hillside knocks off Union

Oak Knoll will attempt to oust top-seeded Roselle Catholic in Thursday's quarterfinals

There are always surprises when you get to the first round of the girls’ basketball Union County Tournament. Monday night was no exception. Again, this will be another year when all top eight seeds do not advance to the quarterfinals, which will be Thursday night at Rahway and Roselle Catholic. Right off the dribble, the […]

Sunday basketball scores here, in addition to next round UCT matchups

Both Roselle Catholic squads win non-county tournament contests

Here are Union County Tournament and regular season boys’ and girls’ basketball scores from Sunday, Feb. 10 and Monday’s first round girls’ matchups and Wednesday’s continued first round boys’ schedule. Below that are boys’ and girls’ Union County Conference standings and below that a list of the boys’ and girls’ teams that qualified for the states, […]