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. […]

Brearley’s Balboni, Cranford’s Murray have a lot to be proud of; Wrestlers place 2nd in state

Balboni, at 182 with a record of 40-2; and Murray, at 138 with a record of 40-1

Everything to be proud about. Nothing to be shamed of. Man, they came so close! Union County’s two best wrestlers this season – Brearley senior Joe Balboni and Cranford junior Gavin Murray – represented their schools and Union County wrestling to the very best of their ability last weekend at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Both […]

Cranford’s Murray, Brearley’s Balboni only Union County wrestlers to reach NJSIAA Tournament finals; Will wrestle for state championships in Atlantic City

Last Cranford state champion was Pat Hogan at 171 in 2006 and last Brearley state champion was Jesse Boyden at 215 in 2008

The grapplers who were named the Outstanding Wrestlers of this year’s Union County Tournament at Union turned out to be the only county kids who will be wrestling for state championships Sunday at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Cranford junior Gavin Murray reached the 138 pound final, while Brearley senior Joe Balboni made it to the […]

14 Union County wrestlers advance to NJSIAA Tournament; Cranford’s Murray and Brearley’s Balboni, Velez win titles

3 Roselle Park grapplers move on

Now the competition hits an all-time high. Wrestling in Atlantic City this weekend for high school grapplers won’t mean trying to get out of the way of a senior citizen heading to the slots. It will mean, specificially for 14 UnionCounty grapplers, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? Winnning […]

Roselle Park wrestlers capture 22nd sectional championship; Dominate visiting Whippany Park 44-9

Panthers will next wrestle in Group 1 semifinals Sunday morning in Toms River

ROSELLE PARK – A season in which it has just gone out, taken it one match at a time, and performed as consistently as it could continued for the Roselle Park wrestling team Friday night. The host Panthers immediately took the lead for good against visiting WhippanyPark when senior Pete Hilburn got things started at […]

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 football seeks first state championship in 20 years; Summit out to repeat in N2, G3

Former Roselle Park head coach John Wagner will lead Point Pleasant Beach in only the program's second title game and first in 31 years

For one team, it tasted (non-alcoholic, of course) champagne (or Gatorade) just 12 months ago. For the other, it’s now been exactly 20 years since a celebration took place. For one coach, it’s also been 20 years since he led a team to the promised land. That’s the Union County menu for this championship football weekend that kicks […]

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 […]

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 […]

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