Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

Union swimmer sets sights on Argentina, Tokyo

UNION, NJ — While many high school students have their sights set on graduation and college, one senior is aiming for an additional goal: the 2020 Summer Olympics. Kai Legband is working toward swimming for Bermuda in Tokyo in two years — and he may have a shot. In April, the Union High School senior […]

Final Union County Conference baseball, softball standings here for 2018

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE FINAL BASEBALL STANDINGS FOR 2018 SEASON WATCHUNG DIVISION (6 schools): 1-Gov. Livingston (6-3-1) – repeat outright champions 2-Scotch Plains (6-4) 3-Westfield (5-4) 4-Cranford (4-5-1) 5-Union (4-6) 6-Elizabeth (3-6) Not played: Elizabeth at Westfield MOUNTAIN DIVISION (5 schools): 1-New Providence (7-1) – outright champions 2-Johnson (6-2) 3-Summit (5-3) 4-Union Catholic (2-6) 5-Linden (0-8) […]

Roselle Park softball reaches first Group 1 state championship game since 2003; Panthers top Cedar Grove 2-1 in 8 innings in Group 1 semifinals

Now seeking program's 2nd state crown

The Roselle Park softball team not only scored in a group semifinal game for the first time in more than a decade, but the Panthers captured one for the first time in 15 years. Roselle Park – the 3-peat North 2, Group 1 champion – defeated repeat North 1, Group 1 champ Cedar Grove 2-1 […]

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

Roselle school board asks for state probe of district office

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school board approved a measure at its Feb. 26 meeting to have its counsel contact the state to investigate its central office. School board member Archange Antoine motioned for a vote to ask the state Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance to investigate the district’s central office. The move comes […]

Johnson senior Visconti now 17 points away from 2,000 as he scores 26 to help lead Crusaders to 62-52 UCT win at Plainfield; Next game is at Delaware Valley Feb. 12

JOHNSON SENIOR BOYS’ BASKETBALL PLAYER GEORGE VISCONTI (No. 14) 1,983 career points with 3 regular season games and at least one more county tournament game and one state tournament game to go. Johnson’s next game is at Delaware Valley Monday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m. JOHNSON BOYS’ BASKETBALL 2017-2018: (13-6 overall, 9-1 won share of […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here as of Feb. 5

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 5 WATCHUNG DIVISION (5 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (6-0) 2-Patrick School (3-2) Linden (3-2) 4-Plainfield (1-5) Elizabeth (1-5) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth (5-0) 2-Union (3-2) 3-Union Catholic (2-2) 4-Westfield (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (7 schools): 1-Rahway (10-0) 2-Scotch Plains (8-1) 3-Summit (6-3) 4-Roselle (4-6) […]

Union County Tournament boys’ and girls’ basketball dates here; Both championship games are Saturday, Feb. 24 at Kean

Here are the dates for the boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournaments. The boys’, which is the oldest in the state, goes back to 1937, with this year being the 82nd annual edition. The girls’ began in 1976, with this being tournament No. 43. Here are the dates: SEEDING (for both): Wednesday, Feb. 7 […]

Cranford adds officers, promotes detective in police revamp

CRANFORD, NJ — Three new probationary police officers were welcomed and a detective was promoted to sergeant in the police department at the Dec. 19 Cranford Township Committee meeting, continuing a revamp of the department, which hired its 11th police chief in October. “It is a great day for the Cranford Police Department,” Chief Ryan Greco […]

Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball begins 4-0 after winning own holiday tournament; Lions host The Patrick School Jan 4 in big Watchung Division clash

The Roselle Catholic girls’ basketball team began January perfect at 4-0 after winning its own holiday tournament. The Lions defeated West Orange 46-40 in last week’s championship game two days after beating Matawan 66-39. All-Tournament Team selection Victoria Jacobs scored a team-high 15 points, including seven in the fourth quarter, to help lead the Lions […]

Hillsider named to Forbes’ list

HILLSIDE, NJ — Iyore Olaye’s passion for the sciences and technology were evident even while she was growing up in Hillside, where she spent weekends and summers while visiting one of her parents. “Iyore was a very ambitious and hardworking, phenomenal student,” her sister, Iredia Olaye, said. “She just gravitated towards the sciences, playing with […]