Union County Conference basketball standings here as of Jan. 5

The following are the Union County Conference basketball standings as of Jan. 5, including games played through Sunday, Jan. 4: UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, JAN. 5:   WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools) 1-Roselle Catholic (2-0) 2-Patrick School (1-0) 3-Linden (1-1) 4-Elizabeth (0-1) 5-Plainfield (0-2)   MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools) 1-St. Mary’s, […]

Union girls’ basketball cuts gap between itself and Roselle Catholic; Farmers hang tough right until the end vs. defending Watchung Division champs

Cubbage nets 13 for Lions, Adora Moneme 11 and 15 rebounds for Farmers

UNION – There’s no doubt that the Union girls’ basketball team closed the gap between itself and Roselle Catholic Saturday afternoon. Last year both teams won more than 20 games and met in the Union County Tournament championship game. Roselle Catholic defeated Union all three times they faced each other last year, each instance by […]

Union boys’ basketball opens with 49-36 home win over Montclair; Senior Service paces all scorers with 21 points

Farmers rebound after missing first seven shots

UNION – Union missed its first seven shots. However, the host Farmers led visiting Montclair by the scoreboard-breaking – nod, nod, wink, wink – account of 6-3 following the first eight minutes of the season. Welcome to Opening Night boys’ basketball. Friday night’s back-and-forth affair of not-so-pretty-to-see-hoops, initially, saw Union take control in the fourth […]

Gridiron teams make history in 2014; Long time coming for Linden, Roselle

Cranford, Summit continue their winning ways

There were plenty of team achievements – for the first time in a long time – concerning Union County football in 2014.   Here are a few:   *Linden won its first home playoff game in 29 years, then won another home playoff game, then reached its first state championship game in 29 years and […]

First-time division winners Linden, Cranford and Roselle are top seeds; 10 Union County teams qualify for football playoffs

Summit - the second seed and two-time defending champion in North 2, Group 3 - is 64-3 since start of 2009 season

Of the 10 Union County schools that made the state playoffs, four of them are two home wins away – without needing help from anyone – from playing for a championship. Those teams include first-time Mid-State 38 Conference division champions Linden, Cranford and Roselle and also Summit, which captured Mid-State division titles the first five […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ soccer nets first state tourney triumph; Frosh McQueen scores 1 goal, assists on 2 others

Lions best visiting Wildwood Catholic 4-1

Freshman Tyara McQueen collected a goal and two assists to send Roselle Catholic to a 4-1 triumph over Wildwood Catholic in the first round of the NJSIAA’s Non-Public B South Tournament on Tuesday at Chakey Field in Roselle. It is believed to be the first state tournament victory for an RC girls’ soccer team in […]

Johnson football didn’t panic after 0-3 start; Crusaders will make CJ, G2 playoffs

The Johnson Crusaders did not panic after a 0-3 start included two losses by exactly one touchdown and another by a single point. The Crusaders, guided by first-year head coach and 2006 ALJ graduate Anthony DelConte, bounced back to win three of their next four to clinch a playoff berth in Central Jersey, Group 2. Presently, […]

Union County football schedule for this weekend; Dayton, Johnson, Westfield win; Brearley ties

Here is the Union County football schedule for this weekend, last week’s results, my picks and my Top 10. The  playoffs commence in two weeks.   UNION COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL   THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE: Friday, Oct. 31 (6 games) Ridge at Union, 7 p.m. Johnson at Belvidere, 7 p.m. Hillside at Delaware Valley, 7 […]

Union girls’ soccer to play in first UCT championship game; Will face 4-time defending champion Scotch Plains

Farmers blanked GL 2-0 in semifinals behind goals from forwards Natalie Caggiano and Nneka Moneme; senior goalie Rivero made 5 saves for shutout

For the Union Farmers this is unchartered territory. For their opponent – the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders – the total opposite can be said. Scotch Plains will be playing in its 10th consecutive championship game. Union is preparing to make its debut in the final. Despite that disparity, these teams know each other well, having faced […]

Union football gains confidence with bounce back victory at Franklin; kickoff return for TD by Adams the winning margin

Farmers will face Bridgewater-Raritan in home-opener

The Union football team did the best thing it could do entering last Friday night’s Mid-State 38 Conference-Delaware Division clash at Franklin. That was to forget about the week before and concentrate on the task at hand. Even when the home team came back with a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game in […]

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