Brearley standout junior wrestler Joe Balboni does well to place third in state at 170; GL’s Mele fourth at 120, Brearley’s John Balboni 5th at 160, Summit’s Iarussi 6th at 220

Clark's Calas now going for 3rd state championship and 1st at 120

It was a long and very rewarding wrestling season for standout Union County grapplers including senior Jon Mele of Governor Livingston, senior Colin Barber of Westfield, junior John Balboni of Brearley, junior Joe Balboni of Brearley,  senior A.J. Iarussi of Summit and senior Anthony Tufaro of Scotch Plains. All were good enough to earn medals for where they […]

Seton Hall Prep senior Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley reach NJSIAA Tournament semifinals; Wrestlers win quarterfinal matches, now 2 wins from state titles

Summit senior standout Iarussi loses first match of season in tie-breaker at 220

Seton Hall Prep senior Brenden Calas of Clark and the junior Balboni brothers of Brearley – John and Joe – advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament semifinals after the standout grapplers won quarterfinal round bouts Saturday. The semifinals are being contested right now, with the finals set for the last competition on Sunday. Calas, already a […]

Union County wrestlers Calas, Mele, Barber, Brearley’s Balboni brothers, Bulger, Iarussi and Tufaro advance to NJSIAA Tournament quarterfinals

Mele, Barber, John Balboni also win preliminary round matches; Semifinals follow quarterfinals Saturday

As many as eight wrestlers from Union County are now three wins away from winning state championships! Winning pre-quarterfinal round NJSIAA Tournament bouts Friday night at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and advancing to Saturday’s quarterfinals were Brenden Calas of Clark and Seton Hall Prep and Jon Mele of Governor Livingston at 120, Colin Barber of […]

NJSIAA Tournament commences Friday night for 15 Union County resident wrestlers seeking glory

Continues Saturday with the quarterfinals and semifinals and concludes Sunday with the third-place bouts and championship matches

The weekend every high school wrestling fan in New Jersey anxiously waits for is here. The 78th annual NJSIAA Tournament at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall commences with preliminary round matches for non-region champions and then the pre-quarterfinals on Friday, continues with the quarterfinals and semifinals on Saturday and concludes with the third-place matches and championship bouts […]

15 wrestlers from Union County headed to Atlantic City for NJSIAA Tournament; Event is Friday, Saturday, Sunday at Boardwalk Hall

Clark resident Calas of SHP, already a 2-time state champion, cradles his 2nd Region 3 title

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 15 Union County residents, that their ultimate goal is right in front of them. That goal? […]

Brearley, Cranford, GL, Summit wrestlers gain Region 3 finals at Union; All advance to next weekend’s NJSIAA Tournament

Third-place qualifying matches for the states are being contested before the finals commence

In Region 3 semifinal action that took place Saturday morning at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium, wrestlers from Brearley, Cranford and Summit advanced to Saturday afternoon’s finals. As a result they all qualified for the NJSIAA Tournament, which is scheduled for March 8-10 at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. For Brearley, reaching the finals […]

Tuesday basketball state winners: Rahway, Dayton, Plainfield boys’ and Dayton, GL, New Providence, Cranford girls’

On a heavy night of state basketball involving teams from Union County, Rahway, Dayton and Plainfield advanced on the boys’ side Tuesday, while the Dayton, Governor Livingston, New Providence and Cranford girls’ advanced. All of the above winners will play again Thursday in their respective sections. Union County teams that were ousted Tuesday included the GL, Summit, Cranford […]

Roselle Park wrestlers repeat as District 10 winners behind 6 champions; Region 3 commences Wednesday night at Union

Panther first-place finishers include Devito, Hilburn, Matthews, Loevsky, Woods, Nunez

The Roselle Park wrestling team, after winning 20 matches and reaching the Central Jersey, Group 1 final, captured District 10 at Millburn again. Winning championships for the Panthers were Joe Devito at 113, Pete Hilburn at 145, Brian Matthews at 152, Steve Loevsky at 160, Phil Woods at 170 and Allen Nunez at 182. Roselle […]

GL girls’ basketball – lifted by stellar performances from Ferguson, George and DiTomasso – capture 2nd straight UCT crown

Cranston, Dilly assist in leading Highlanders to 54-44 championship game win over Oak Knoll

UNION – Erin Ferguson’s teammates didn’t let her down. And vice versa. Oak Knoll led by six with 3:58 to go in the second quarter when Ferguson – Governor Livingston’s talented 6-1 senior center – went to the bench with her third foul. That could have spelled big-time trouble for the defending champions. However, Oak […]

Sunday’s UCT girls’ basketball final features defending champ and experienced GL vs. Oak Knoll and best player Moran

The county's top 2 teams will face each other for the first time this year at Kean's Harwood Arena

UNION – The favorite is the defending champion for the first time in its program history and owners of a 45-6 record in its last 51 games, including its first county championship game victory 12 months ago. The underdog is the county’s winningest team this year, is 4-0 vs. Watchung Division squads (including the UCT’s […]

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