UCT girls basketball seeds are announced

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Schools from the Union County Conference’s Valley Division, and one from the Mountain Division, got the 48th annual girls basketball Union County Tournament off to a good start with preliminary round competition that commenced on Saturday, Feb. 3. Rahway High School, from the lower Valley Division, defeated Mountain Division foe Hillside […]

A preview of local representation in the state wrestling tourney

A preview of local representation in the state wrestling tourney

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County representation in next week’s team state tournament competition across the state should be substantial, according to the predicted pairings that were released this week. Last year, Governor Livingston High School captured the North 2, Group 2 title and then advanced to the Group 2 final, where it was edged […]

UCT girls basketball is ready to be seeded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — For the longest time, the banner stood by itself in New Providence High School’s gym, designating the only girls basketball Union County Tournament the Pioneers won in 1990. That was until two years ago, when New Providence defeated defending champion Westfield High School in the 2022 final to capture its second […]

Union County Tournament’s boys basketball to be seeded

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Will this year’s boys basketball Union County Tournament be, shall we say, up for grabs in the same manner as a key rebound off a missed shot with the game on the line? In roughly two weeks of competition, we’ll find out if schools such as Linden, Elizabeth, Union Catholic or […]

Cranford wrestling wins ninth straight UCT

Cranford wrestling wins ninth straight UCT

UNION, NJ – On Senior Night at Cranford High School, scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24, vs. arch rival Westfield High School, it was to be Cougar wrestling standout junior Jordan Chapman’s first attempt at reaching 100 victories. Although it was not a milestone in terms of even numbers, Chapman’s 99th career win will have just […]

Cranford, Governor Livingston and Rahway square off in annual wrestling UCT

UNION, NJ — Can the Cranford Cougars be caught? Governor Livingston High School has come close the past two years, with back-to-back second-place finishes. Rahway High School, which was scheduled to host Cranford High School with a 12-0 record on Wednesday night, Jan 17, could present a strong challenge as well. The 48th annual wrestling […]

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

A look back on 2023 Union County championship teams

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Among the Union County teams that won championships in 2023, four stood out in a very distinctive manner. The Cranford High School wrestling team captured a record-setting eighth straight Union County Tournament championship at Kean University’s Harwood Arena in January. The Linden High School boys basketball squad won North 2, Group […]

Four Union County boys basketball teams remain undefeated

UNION COUNTY, NJ — After three games to start the 2023-2024 high school boys basketball campaign in Union County, four teams found themselves still undefeated. As of Thursday, Dec. 21, those schools were Oratory Prep School, Governor Livingston High School and Group 4 powers Linden High School and Elizabeth High School at Frank J. Cicarell […]

A preview of the girls basketball season for 2023-24

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — Just about the only thing the New Providence High School girls basketball team did not accomplish last year was going undefeated. However, the Pioneers came real close. Guided by longtime mentor Cap Pazdera, New Providence produced, perhaps, its finest season ever – that from a program with two previous state championship […]