Roselle Catholic, still seeking its first crown, is top seed for 79th annual boys’ basketball Union County Tournament

Roselle Catholic has won Non-Public B state championships the past two seasons and its first Tournament of Champions crown in 2013. Yet the Lions are still seeking to win the state’s oldest county tournament for the first time. This could be the year Roselle Catholic finally wins the Union County Tournament. The only mystery for […]

Roselle Catholic hoop teams, both division champions, in line to receive top UCT seeds

The basketball Union County Tournaments will be seeded  Tuesday, Feb. 10 in Clark, with Roselle Catholic most likely getting the top seed for the 79th boys’ edition and Roselle Catholic as well for the 40th girls’ event. Both Roselle Catholic squads, through games played Saturday, Feb. 7, had the most wins in the county at […]

Union County Conference boys’, girls’ basketball standings here as of Feb. 2

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 2:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (7-1) 2-Patrick School (4-2) 3-Linden (4-3) 4-Elizabeth (1-5) 5-Plainfield (1-6)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (5-1) Union Catholic (5-1) 3-Westfield (4-3) 4-Union (2-5) 5-Scotch Plains (0-6)   VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools) 1-Gov. Livingston (7-1) 2-Summit (6-3) 3-Rahway (5-3) Hillside (5-3) 5-Cranford (2-7) 6-Roselle (1-7)   SKY DIVISION (6 […]

Cranford captures wrestling UCT championship; Cougar champs include repeat winners Murray and DiGiovanni and also Cappello and Scorese

UNION – One grappler wore a T-shirt that on the back read: “second place is not an option!” You got the intense feeling that was Cranford’s philosophy Saturday at the Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. After finishing second last year, this time the Cougars would not be denied. Cranford had the most champions, four, and led by […]

Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 5:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-Linden (1-1) 4-Elizabeth (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, […]

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

Roselle Catholic McQueen sisters accomplished athletes and students; Volleyball and soccer players getting ready for basketball season

When Tyara McQueen hit the back of the net and assisted on two other goals in a state tournament victory, her sister and schoolmate, Tyffani McQueen, wasn’t one of the many Roselle Catholic students watching the action on Chakey Field. While the action was taking place on the pitch, Tyffani McQueen was on Coach Hagan […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

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