First Roselle Catholic on Saturday and then Linden and Dayton on Sunday will attempt grabbing boys’ basketball state championships

All 3 Union County sectional champs have 22 wins and are on 5-game winning streaks

State championship boys’ basketball this weekend featuring Union County powers Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton begins Saturday night at Toms River North High School’s Pine Belt Arena in Toms River and concludes Sunday night at the Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway. Roselle Catholic, Linden and Dayton all have 22 wins and are all also on five-game […]

2 teams that lost at the buzzer in the UCT – Linden and RC – still alive in state tourney action; Dayton boys’ play in Thursday’s Group 1 semifinals

Only 3 Union County hoop teams not eliminated yet

Both Linden and Roselle Catholic – first RC and then Linden on consecutive Saturday nights – had their hearts broken in Union County Tournament play, losing games on shots in the lane right before the final buzzer. The Tigers and Lions have made up for those excruciating defeats by excelling in state tournament play. Since […]

Linden boys’ basketball captures second N2, G4 championship in 3 years; RC and Patrick School boys’ advance to Non-Public, South B final

After falling in the Union County Tournament championship game on a shot right before the buzzer, the Linden boys’ basketball team did well to bounce back in a challenging North 2, Group 4 section. For the second time in three years the Tigers captured the championship, defeating Ridge 49-46 at home in Monday’s final. Linden […]

15 wrestlers from Union County headed to Atlantic City for NJSIAA Tournament; Event is Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Boardwalk Hall

Clark resident Calas of SHP, already a 2-time state champion, cradles his 2nd Region 3 title

Now the competition hits an all-time high. Wrestling in Atlantic City this weekend for high school grapplers won’t mean trying to get out of the way of a senior citizen heading to the slots. It will mean, specificially for 15 Union County residents, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? […]

Linden boys’ basketball tops Elizabeth Friday to reach N2, G4 final; Both Roselle Catholic squads triumph again

Winners advance to play again on Monday

Friday night was another good one for Union County basketball teams. On the boys’ side, top-seeded Linden in North 2, Group 4 advanced to that final Monday night at home against second-seeded Ridge by ousting fourth-seeded Elizabeth 53-40 at Linden. In Union County Conference-Watchung Division play this season, Linden defeated Elizabeth in overtime 75-63 on […]

Wednesday state basketball winners include both RC squads and Linden, Elizabeth boys’; Thursday, Friday schedule here

Linden and Elizabeth boys' split in UCC-Watchung Division games against each other, both winning at home

Wednesday night state tournament basketball winners from Union County on the boys’ side included Roselle Catholic in Non-Public, South B and Elizabeth and Linden in North 2, Group 4. Parochial schools St. Mary’s of Elizabeth and Oratory Prep of Summit were eliminated, in addition to Hillside in the Central Jersey, Group 2 quarterfinals. The only girls’ winner from […]

Monday’s state basketball winners: Linden, Elizabeth, Hillside boys’ and Linden, Union, Hillside girls’

On the first day of state tournament basketball Monday, Union County teams that advanced on the boys’ side included Linden and Elizabeth in North 2, Group 4 and Hillside in Central Jersey, Group 2. On Wednesday, top-seeded Linden (18-7) will host ninth-seeded Dickinson and fourth-seeded Elizabeth (17-6) will host fifth-seeded Bayonne in N2, G4 quarterfinals. […]

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 […]

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