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 […]

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

UnionCounty boys’ basketball was well-represented, once again, among the best hoops in the state of New Jersey. For the first time in seven years and for the sixth time overall UnionCounty had two of the six state champions in the Tournament of Champions and for the first time neither was the Union County Tournament champion. […]

Rahway football players Raymond, Bost and Watkis-Davis will continue playing in college

Rahway football players that will continue playing in college include seniors Donte Raymond, Jeffery Bost and Stephan Watkis-Davis. Raymond will play at the University of Delaware, while Bost and Watkis-Davis will attend Towson University as preferred walk-ons. The trio helped lead Rahway to the Central Jersey, Group 2 semifinals this past season and to a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rahway football pounds Spotswood 47-20 to advance to CJ, G2 semifinals; Indians will next play at 9-0 and top-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven

Senior QB Bost rushes and passes for 2 scores, defense excels

RAHWAY – If Rahway could draw up the perfect prelude to a heavyweight matchup that will follow at undefeated Rumson-Fair Haven next week, Saturday’s first-round home playoff game served that purpose and more. Sometimes done in by their own mistakes and forced errors, the Indians played about as perfect a first half as any team […]

Football playoffs for 11 Union County teams commence this weekend; Defending N2, G3 champ Summit goes 9-0 for 5th straight season

Union, Linden, Westfield in N2, G5; Scotch Plains in N2, G4; Cranford and GL also in N2, G3; Roselle Park, Brearley, New Providence in N2, G1; Rahway in CJ, G2

Here we go again. High school playoff football in UnionCounty is back – about a week later than normal – with many teams seeking to extend their seasons a week. Will this be the last season that we just crown sectional champions? We won’t know about possible playoff expansion until it gets voted on again […]

These Union County football schools have qualified for the playoffs: Union, Linden, Scotch Plains, Summit, Cranford, New Providence, Brearley, Roselle Park and Rahway

This weekend is the cutoff date, with Westfield still having a chance to make it in North 2, Group 5

Usually we’re getting ready for the playoffs this weekend. However, the old system of having a “Week Zero” where only a handful of teams open the season came back this year – thus pushing the 2013 campaign back a week. That means that this is the cutoff date weekend, with some teams done with their […]

Summit comes back in the 4th quarter to stun Rahway 26-20: Hilltoppers increase regular season winning streak to 41

In battle of the last 2 undefeated Union County teams, Summit tops Rahway for a 14th straight time; Dougherty scores winning TD with 36 seconds left to increase Hilltopper overall winning streak to 17; Bost scored all 3 Rahway TDs

RAHWAY – In order to beat a quality, state-championship caliber team – which was the way Rahway head coach Gary Mobley put it – playing for just 36 minutes is not going to cut it. The home team Indians found that out the hard way Saturday afternoon in front of a crowd of more than […]

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