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 […]

Cranford seeks 6th straight championship, while Westfield is out to win for the first time in 30 years; UCT Wrestling at Union Jan. 11

Hoerle seeks to become first Blue Devils grappler to win 4 crowns

UNION – What to look for during this Saturday’s 45th annual Wrestling Union County Tournament at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium? It appears that Cranford will capture the event for the sixth consecutive year or Westfield will win the crown for the first time since 1990. Union head coach Dino DeBellonia shares that […]

Union Catholic receives game-winning 3 from senior guard Al Richardson with a minute to go; Union came back from 10-point deficit and took one lead late

Host Vikings scored game's final 5 points to capture UCC-Mountain Division clash over Farmers

SCOTCH PLAINS – Union Catholic senior guard Al Richardson made two shots. The first one was significant since it was the only field goal the host Vikings produced in the second quarter. The second one gave Union Catholic the lead back with just 1:01 remaining in the fourth quarter, some 22 seconds after the visiting […]

Union County Conference boys and girls basketball standings here as of Monday, Jan. 6

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

Union boys’ basketball improves to 2-0 with 67-54 win over Columbia; Sanborn leads all scorers with 23 points, Edmond adds 14

Garcia paces Columbia with 17

UNION – Sometimes the knockout punch can be delivered early. That means the team that delivers the initial blow must follow through the rest of the game in order for it to stand up. After opening with a dramatic, double-overtime triumph two days ago the host Union Farmers didn’t want to have anything to do […]

St. Jude Week at Union High School includes tripleheader boys’ basketball Dec. 19

Plainfield vs. Union; University vs. Linden and Summit vs. Westfield

UNION – St. Jude Week at Union High School will include the 5th Annual St. Jude Classic that will tip off Thursday at Union’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. An Opening Night boys’ basketball tripleheader features: Plainfield vs. Union at 4 p.m. University vs. Linden at 5:30 p.m. and Summit vs. Westfield at 7 p.m. This […]

Union County boys’ and girls’ basketball schedule for first 4 days of season here: Dec. 19-22

UNION COUNTY BASKETBALL THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF THE SEASON: THURSDAY, DEC. 19: BOYS Patrick School vs. Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, Conn. – Hoopfest Plainfield vs. Union at Union, 4 p.m. – St. Jude Brearley at Glen Ridge, 4 p.m. University vs. Linden at Union, 5:30 p.m. – St. Jude Gov. Livingston at Morris Hills, 7 […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball alignments for 2019-2020

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FOR 2019-2020 BOYS’ BASKETBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION (3 schools): Elizabeth, Linden, Roselle Catholic. MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): Plainfield, Scotch Plains, Union, Union Catholic, Westfield. VALLEY DIVISION (6 school): Cranford, Gov. Livingston, New Providence, Oratory Prep, Rahway, Summit. SKY DIVISION (7 schools): Brearley, Dayton, Hillside, Johnson, Koinonia, Roselle, Roselle Park. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL WATCHUNG DIVISION […]

One of Union’s most historic football wins took place Saturday, Dec. 7, 1991; Farmers ended Randolph’s then state-record 58-0-1 unbeaten streak

Came back in second half to win North 2, Group 4 championship game at Cooke Memorial Field 24-14

There was a time when public school football was still on an even par with non-public schools. State championship games – after a period from 1976-1981 for some – were moved back to the high school fields and there was an electricity about them, not a single vacant seat to be found. Just about the […]