High school sports put on hold for now; Hopefully there will still be a spring season to look forward to

Union High School Athletic Director Linda Ionta is usually outside at this time of the season, barring a March snowstorm. She is out monitoring Union’s spring teams, taking in a baseball practice after school, watching a softball scrimmage, keeping an eye on the track and field athletes, etc. Involved in Union athletics now for 30 […]

Region 4 champions out of Union include Francois and Darisme of Rahway, Stampoulos of Brearley and Elizabeth heavyweight Olowoopejo; NJSIAA Tournament in Atlantic City March 5-7

Last Union County state champion was in 2011

Not only did Rahway wrestlers Kaelan Francois and Joshua Darisme capture Region 4 championships at Union, but the standout grapplers will enter the NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City with undefeated records. Francois, the top seed at 113, defeated sith-seeded Donovan Chavis of St. Peter’s Prep 6-0 in the final to improve to 36-0. Darisme, the […]

Governor Livingston will take on Westfield for girls basketball Union County Tournament title; Both semifinals provided plenty of drama

RAHWAY – When it’s time to ratchet up defensive pressure Westfield head coach Liz McKeon inserts senior Faith Dobosiewicz. On Tuesday night her assignment was to contain Oak Knoll 6-0 senior center Paige Morton. While Dobosiewicz performed admirably without the ball, preventing Morton from scoring at all in the fourth quarter, McKeon didn’t realize she […]

Final 2019-2020 Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS FOR THE 2019-2020 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) – outright champions 2-Elizabeth (2-2) 3-Linden (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (8-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (4-4) Union (4-4) Plainfield (4-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (9-1) – outright champions 2-Rahway (8-2) […]

Union County Tournament girls basketball semifinals set for Feb. 25 at Rahway; 7-GL vs. 3-UC, followed by 4-Oak Knoll vs. 1-Westfield

When Gov. Livingston and Union Catholic clashed in Scotch Plains back on Jan. 25 in a Union County Conference-crossover the visiting Highlanders were just beginning to get on a roll. GL had just won five of six to even its record at 7-7 following a 2-6 start after its first eight. A 14-3 first quarter […]

Union County Conference Valley Division squads Summit, the champion, and Cranford advance to UCT boys basketball quarterfinals; Set for Feb. 22 at Rahway and at Johnson

Two schools from the Union County Conference’s third division – the Valley Division – can flex their muscles among the top boys basketball teams in Union County on Saturday. That’s because Summit, the outright champion at 9-1, and fifth-place Cranford advanced to Saturday’s Union County Tournament quarterfinals that will take place at Johnson High School’s […]

Westfield head coach McKeon nets her 100th victory as Blue Devils advance in UCT; Quarterfinals are next Feb. 21

When Liz McKeon scored a career-high 31 points in her second-to-last game at Westfield in 1999, becoming just the second Blue Devils girls basketball player to reach 1,000 career points was quite the lofty achievement. However, it came in a loss at Morristown. When she scored 14 more points in her final game, again it […]

Union County Tournament boys and girls basketball matchups for Tuesday, Feb. 18 and Wednesday, Feb. 19

UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT BOYS BASKETBALL SECOND ROUND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19: TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 12-Scotch Plains at 5-Westfield, winner vs. 4-Linden 9-Union at 8-Plainfield, winner vs. 1-Patrick School BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 19-Johnson at 14-Cranford, winner vs. 3-Elizabeth 10-Rahway at 7-Summit, winner vs. 2-Roselle Catholic Quarterfinals are Saturday, Feb. 22. UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Feb. 17

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 17 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (4-0) – outright champions 2-Elizabeth (2-2) 3-Linden (0-4) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (8-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (4-4) Union (4-4) Plainfield (4-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-8) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (9-1) – outright champions 2-Rahway (8-2) […]

Union County Tournament boys and girls basketball seeds, dates and UCC division champions here

As expected, Patrick School, Roselle Catholic, Elizabeth and Linden – in that order – garnered the top four seeds for the 84th annual boys basketball Union County Tournament. The championship game is Feb. 29 at Kean University, with top-seeded Patrick School expected to take on second-seeded and two-time defending champion Roselle Catholic in the final. […]

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