Roselle Catholic basketball sweeps UCT championships at Kean; Girls’ capture 6th title, while boys’ garner long-awaited first crown

Hanner nets 15, McQueen 13 for the RC girls', while Horton pours in 20, Whitney 17 and Frink 13 for the RC boys'

UNION – While it was close for three quarters, this time Roselle Catholic was simply not going to be denied. Not on this night. Not on this year. This was their county tournament to lose and had been for some time. So the Lions grabbed hold of the game in the fourth quarter and this […]

It will be Roselle Catholic vs. The Patrick School twice Feb. 24 at Kean for UCT basketball crowns; RC boys’ seek 1st title

The Celtics are defending champions on both sides

UNION – Roselle Catholic has come close the last six years, with the agony of defeat ever so present. After the heartbreaking loss to underdog Union in the 2013 quarterfinals – one year after the Lions reached the final for the first time in 49 years – two very close setbacks followed in the 2015 […]

Cranford girls’ basketball almost pulls off huge upset in UCT semifinals; Winners include Roselle Catholic and The Patrick School

Wichelns pours in game-high 25 points for Cougars, including game-high 7 3-pointers

CLARK – Survive and advance? For The Patrick School, which is the top seed and defending champion, that’s exactly how the Celtics moved on to their third county championship game in four seasons. It took a free throw by freshman guard Lashae Dwyer with five seconds remaining and then TPS had to hold its breath […]

Union County Tournament girls’ basketball continues at Johnson High School with Feb. 21 semifinals; Westfield vs. RC, followed by Cranford vs. TPS

Here are the rosters for the Feb. 21 Union County Tournament girls’ basketball semifinals at Johnson High School in Clark. It will be third-seeded Westfield (18-6) vs. second-seeded Roselle Catholic (19-4) at 6 p.m., followed by fifth-seeded Cranford (13-11) vs. top-seeded and defending champion The Patrick School (19-5). Westfield and RC split Watchung Division games, […]

UCT boys’ and girls’ basketball will continue this week with semifinals for boys’ Feb. 20 at Kean and semis for girls’ Feb. 21 at Johnson High; Championship games are Feb. 24 at Kean

UNION – Of these three boys’ basketball programs – Cranford, Johnson and Roselle Catholic – which has not won the Union County Tournament yet? Cranford? No. The Cougars captured their lone title the year the Beatles arrived in America – 1964. Johnson? Wrong. Known then as Johnson Regional, the Crusaders claimed their only championship the […]

Union County wrestlers excel in district 13-16 competition; Region 4 at Union is up next

Union County wrestling is well-represented at Region 4 at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium after producing several stellar performances at this past weekend’s district competition – those districts being 13-16. Region 4 commences Wednesday night (Feb. 21), continues Friday night (Feb. 23) and wraps Saturday (Feb. 24). The top four wrestlers from each […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here as of Feb. 19

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 19:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (8-0) – outright champions 2-Linden (5-3) 3-Patrick School (4-3) 4-Elizabeth (1-6) 5-Plainfield (1-7)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (6-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (3-3) Union (3-3) 4-Westfield (0-6)   VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): […]

Union County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in states here; Play commences Feb. 26, with TOC concluding March 18 – on a Sunday this year

UNION COUNTY BOYS’ BASKETBALL IN STATES (18 total):   NORTH 2, GROUP 1 (2) – Roselle Park, Dayton Monday, Feb. 26: 9-Roselle Park at 8-American History 13-Dayton at 4-People’s Prep   NORTH 2, GROUP 3 (3) – Rahway, Summit, Gov. Livingston Monday, Feb. 26: 16-Somerville at 1-Rahway 14-Warren Hills at 3-Summit 10-Middletown North at 7-Gov. […]

Girls’ basketball UCT to continue Feb. 13 with 8 first round games; Quarterfinals to follow Feb. 16

The 43rd annual girls’ basketball Union County Tournament will continue with eight first round games to be played Tuesday night. After 21 teams were seeded we have the top 16 seeds ready to go. Here’s a closer look: TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 9-Summit at 8-Dayton 16-Linden at 1-The Patrick School 12-New Providence at 5-Cranford […]

Boys’ basketball UCT will continue Feb. 14 with 4 second round games; Quarterfinals to follow Feb. 16

  Before the top four seeds enter into it we have four second round games scheduled to be played Wednesday night and they are all fine matchups as the 82nd annual boys’ basketball Union County Tournament continues. Three of the four matchups were previously played. Here they are: 9-Scotch Plains at 8-New Providence 10-Summit at […]

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