Instead of “Play Ball” all we have now is “Nobody knows” as far as if there will be a spring sports season

Nobody knows. Instead of the buildup for the most anticipated message of the spring sports season – “Play Ball” – all we have now is, “Nobody knows.” “This is just awful, on so many levels, and scary too,” Gov. Livingston baseball coach Chris Roof said. The continued spread of the Coronavirus in our lives continues […]

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 […]

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 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. […]

Time to shake up Union County Tournament boys basketball? How about 2 tournaments side-by-side?

This is the time of the year when I write that the Union County Tournament is the oldest boys county tournament in the state when presenting the news of the seeding meeting. It adds a certain amount of weight to the history. What does that mean, though, exactly? For sure there have been plenty of […]

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