Final UCC girls’ basketball standings, overall records and Coaches’ picks here

Five UnionCounty girls’ basketball teams won at least 20 games this season, with three of them also capturing Union County Conference championships. Roselle Catholic set a program record for wins in a 25-2 season that included a fourth straight Watchung Division crown and sixth consecutive league title. For the first time the Lions finished undefeated […]

Linden, Roselle Catholic state championship boys’ basketball teams post outstanding seasons; Among best squads at season’s end

Group 4 champion Tigers conclude 27-5, Non-Public, B champ Lions finish 21-10

State championship seasons – campaigns to certainly remember and cherish for a long time – came to a conclusion last Thursday for the Linden and Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball teams. In the Tournament of Champions semifinals at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, third-seeded Roselle Catholic was first edged by second-seeded Newark East Side 46-45 […]

Linden boys’ basketball tops Trenton 66-53 to capture Group 4 state championship; Moore nets 22 points, grabs 21 rebounds, blocks 5 shots

Tournament of Champions is next for 26-4 Tigers

PISCATAWAY – Linden couldn’t make their outside shots – the Tigers missed 37 of their first 46 field goal attempts – continued to miss layup after layup and trailed almost the entire first half. Yet Linden was behind underdog Trenton by just one point at intermission. “They controlled the tempo in the first half, we […]

Linden, Roselle Catholic boys’ basketball out to grab sectional championships; Tigers host Ridge, Lions face Patrick School again

Public school state championship games are Sunday at Rutgers

Win and advance. Celebrate briefly and then move on and prepare for your next challenging opponent. That’s the case for Union County boys’ basketball teams Linden, Roselle Catholic and the Patrick School of Elizabeth as all three seek to stay alive Tuesday night. Linden advanced to the North 2, Group 4 final for the second […]

Linden boys’ basketball turned back in UCT championship game

Moore nets 14 for Tigers, Dixon 12, Dolbrice 11

UNION – When Linden – which battled back from a 13-point first-half deficit – took its biggest lead of three with less than four minutes to go, there was a new sense of urgency for the Patrick School Celtics. “We were a little scared,” said the game’s best player, PatrickSchool senior guard Dupree McBrayer. It […]

Cranford’s Murray leads Cougar wrestlers to second-place UCT finish; Roselle Park repeats as champions

Brearley has most champs with 4

UNION – Gavin Murray came oh so close last year. The talented Cranford grappler met Governor Livingston’s Ryan Hoy in the county championship bout at 132 and was edged by the defending champion 9-8. That was the last of the 14 finals matchups. Murray, a junior, and Hoy, a senior, were destined to meet again […]

Huber coaching Cranford for first time in contest played at Kean; Second annual Investors Games this Sunday

Cougars face Westfield in UCC-Mountain Division play

UNION – Ryan Huber, who played his high school ball at Dayton and is now in his eighth season as the head boys’ basketball coach at Cranford, is looking forward to coaching his first game at Kean University. Cranford will play Westfield Sunday at 2 p.m. in the second of five contests of the second annual Investors Games at Kean. “It’s great for the kids and […]

Roselle Park girls’ tennis improves records to 11-7 and 7-5, five of top seven players return next year; All-UCC division teams honor county’s best

Linden, sparked by county champions Zalewski and Podsiebierski, capture Valley Division title

The Roselle Park girls’ tennis team improved its overall and league records this season and next year will return five of its top seven players. The Panthers, guided by head coach Nancy Sturcke since 1977, finished 11-7 overall and 7-5 and in third place in the Mountain Division of the Union County Conference. Last year’s […]

Union, Linden, Summit, Cranford, Rahway, Roselle Park, New Providence football seek to advance to championship games; Sectional semifinals are this weekend

Tigers, Indians, Cougars will play on road vs. undefeated teams they recently lost to

Union has had enough of losing to Piscataway in the playoffs. For that matter, so has everyone else who has played the Chiefs in that setting since 2002. Cranford has had enough of losing to Summit – period – the last five seasons in Mid-State Conference play whether it was a close game or a […]

Linden’s Moore signs with Cincinnati; Before going Division 1 the basketball standout seeks to lift Tigers to a championship season

Now that he has signed his national letter-of-intent to attend Cincinnati on a full basketball scholarship, Quadri Moore has only one thing in mind. That’s winning. That’s helping Linden win its first county and state championships since 2007. One of the top big men in New Jersey, Moore gave Cincinnati a verbal commitment nearly two […]

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