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 […]

Worthy of UCT girls basketball top seed: Westfield and New Providence

Westfield, one of the hottest teams in Union County and the Union County Conference’s outright Watchung Division champion, will not be the least bit offended if it does not receive the top seed for the 45th annual girls basketball Union County Tournament. The seeding meeting is scheduled to take place Tuesday morning at the Linden […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings and overall records here as of Monday, Feb. 10

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 10 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) […]

Summit boys basketball sweeps Rahway to capture Union County Conference’s Valley Division title; Senior guard Baier passes 1,000 career points

Hilltoppers have now won 13 straight, while Indians see their 5-game winning streak snapped

RAHWAY – Despite fast starts to the first and second quarters and double-digit leads in each of the first three once again Summit found itself in a dogfight with Rahway. When the fourth quarter commenced the Hilltoppers were only ahead by one after producing a lead as big as 15. “Going into the fourth quarter […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Feb. 3

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 3 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Elizabeth (1-1) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (7-0) – outright champions 2-Union (4-3) 3-Union Catholic (3-3) 4-Plainfield (2-4) 5-Scotch Plains (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (7-1) Rahway (7-1) 3-Oratory Prep (5-3) 4-Gov. Livingston (3-4) […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 20

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 20 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Elizabeth (1-1) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (5-0) 2-Union Catholic (3-1) 3-Union (2-3) 4-Plainfield (1-3) 5-Scotch Plains (0-4) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Summit (4-1) Rahway (4-1) 3-Gov. Livingston (3-2) Oratory Prep (3-2) 5-Cranford (1-4) 6-New […]

Oak Knoll jumps out to big lead, but New Providence comes back to remain undefeated; Battle of 2 of Union County’s top girls basketball squads

Only lead host Pioneers produced was game-winning basket by senior guard Cumiskey with 13.7 seconds to go; Oak Knoll 6-0 senior center Morton leads all scorers with 20 points

NEW PROVIDENCE – Meghan Lamanna, New Providence’s leading scorer, was wise to get teammate Kaitlyn Cumiskey the ball. The senior guard juked her Oak Knoll defender just enough to get past her and drive to the basket for two points. Suddenly, for the first time and with just 13.7 seconds to go, New Providence had […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 13

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 13 WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): 1-Elizabeth (1-0) Roselle Catholic (1-0) 3-Linden (0-2) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Westfield (3-0) 2-Union Catholic (2-0) 3-Union (2-2) 4-Scotch Plains (0-2) 5-Plainfield (0-3) VALLEY DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Rahway (3-0) 2-Gov. Livingston (2-1) Oratory Prep (2-1) Summit (2-1) 5-New Providence (0-3) […]

Cranford wrestling captures 6th straight UCT championship; Brearley’s Braun, the 170 champion, is OW for upper weights

Third-place Rahway has most winners with 4: Murray, Francois, Boss and Darisme

UNION – What did it come down to for the Cranford Cougars to capture a sixth consecutive county championship? “We had all 13 wrestlers place, so we all showed up,” ninth-year head coach Pat Gorman said. “Those extra points you get along the way really become important.” Most expected Cranford and Westfield to battle for […]