Historic Rahway, Cranford wrestling victories set up Jan. 14 UCT at UHS; Cranford’s DiGiovanni will attempt to become his school’s first 4-time champion

First Cranford doubles up challenging South Jersey foe Wall 48-24 on Jan. 3. One day later Rahway has an historic 36-23 win at Roselle Park. Then Rahway, at 5-0, and Cranford, at 3-0, clash at Cranford last Friday night, with Union County’s top team – the host Cougars – coming out on top by a […]

UCT wrestling at Union Jan. 14; Returning champions and 4-time champions listed here

Here is a look at this year’s returning Union County Tournament wrestling champions and the event’s only seven 4-time winners. The 42nd annual wrestling Union County Tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday – Jan. 14 – at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Competition will go from – roughly – 9 a.m. […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 9

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 9: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Patrick School (2-0) 2-Linden (1-1) Plainfield (1-1) 4-Roselle Catholic (0-0) 5-Elizabeth (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (1-0) 3-Union (0-2) Westfield (0-2) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (2-0) 2-Scotch Plains (1-0) 3-Cranford (1-1) Roselle (1-1) […]

Road teams win early-season girls’ basketball undefeated vs. undefeated showdowns

Talk about early-season showdowns, there were two undefeated vs. undefeated girls’ basketball clashes this past week in Union County, with the road team coming out on top both times. On Saturday afternoon in Springfield it was visiting Oak Knoll coming through in the fourth quarter to pull out a 45-37 win over Dayton in a […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here for Jan. 2; girls’ alignment revised

Here are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 2, with the girls’ alignment revised: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 2: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) Linden (0-0) Elizabeth (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Plainfield (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-0) 2-Union Catholic (0-0) […]

Revised Union County Conference girls’ basketball alignment for 2016-2017 season

Here is the revised Union County Conference girls’ basketball alignment for the 2016-2017 season: WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): Patrick School Roselle Catholic Westfield New Providence Cranford Union MOUNTAIN DIVISION (6 schools): Gov Livingston Johnson Summit Rahway Scotch Plains Plainfield VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): Dayton Oak Knoll St. Mary’s, Elizabeth Elizabeth Linden Union Catholic Hillside SKY […]

Union County Conference boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball standings here as of Dec. 31 – Happy New Year!

Here are the Union County Conference boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball standings as of Saturday, Dec. 31: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF SATURDAY, DEC. 31: WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) Linden (0-0) Elizabeth (0-0) Patrick School (0-0) Plainfield (0-0) Roselle Catholic (0-0) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (2-0) 2-Union Catholic (0-0) […]

Governor Livingston baseball team winning its first UCT title is the pick here for ‘Sports Story of the Year in Union County for 2016’

My pick for “Sports Story of the Year in Union County for 2016” is the Governor Livingston baseball team winning the Union County Tournament for the first time and how the Highlanders managed to do so. Third-seeded GL – in back-to-back days at Kean University on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 – defeated […]

A look back at the 2016 Union County football season; Roselle won 10 games for the first time

Westfield went 12-0 again and repeated as North 2, Group 5 champions

The 2016 Union County football season will be remembered as the year Westfield – sparked again by the county’s and one of the state’s finest defensive units – went 12-0 once more and repeated as North 2, Group 5 champions, while a high-scoring Roselle squad won 10 games (nine on the field) for the first […]

Union County football has 5 exciting Thanksgiving Day matchups; Linden, Union, Johnson seeking victories to clinch winning seasons

Roselle is attempting to close with 10 triumphs

Playing football on Thanksgiving means many things. It’s a time for family and friends to gather before enjoying their holiday meal. It’s, in most cases, the end of the football season for both teams as many athletes will be trading in their shoulder pads for basketball sneakers, wrestling head gear or ice hockey sticks. It’s […]

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