Union Catholic mentor Matthews will attempt to become only 4th girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 victories; Vikings host South Plainfield Feb. 22

One more victory in Union Catholic’s best season in more than a decade will include another coaching milestone by one of Union County’s most respected teachers of the game. Kathy Matthews is one victory shy of becoming just the fourth girls’ basketball coach in New Jersey to attain 700 wins. Union Catholic’s first opportunity to […]

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings and overall records here; Boys’ Watchung and Valley titles and girls’ Mountain crown still up for grabs

Below are the Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings as of Monday, Feb. 13 and overall records through games played Saturday, Feb. 11. In the boys’ Union County Conference, the Watchung and Valley division titles have still not been decided. Patrick School clinched at least a tie for the Watchung Division crown with […]

Updated boys’ and girls’ Union County Tournament results, schedules here

Here are updated boys’ and girls’ basketball Union County Tournament results and schedules: BOYS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SEEDS: 1-Linden. 2-Patrick School. 3-Roselle Catholic. 4-St. Mary’s, Elizabeth. 5-Union Catholic. 6-Scotch Plains. 7-Westfield. 8-Union. 9-Johnson. 10-Rahway. 11-Plainfield. 12-Elizabeth. 13-Summit. 14-Roselle. 15-Hillside. 16-Cranford. 17-Gov. Livingston. 18-New Providence. 19-Oratory Prep. 20-Dayton. 21-Koinonia Academy. PRELIMINARY ROUND Friday, Feb. 10 […]

Union’s Al Santorini the guest speaker at the 81st annual Hot Stove awards dinner Feb. 12 in Clark; Former MLB player was the winning pitcher in the 1966 GNT final in Newark, beating Richie Zisk-led Parsippany 2-1

The Union County Baseball Association will induct three new members into the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame at the organization’s 81st annual Hot Stove awards dinner on Sunday, February 12, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at The Gran Centurions in Clark. The three new Hall of Famers are Mark Teutsch of Elizabeth, who pitched for […]

UCT wrestling at Union Jan. 14; Returning champions and 4-time champions listed here

Here is a look at this year’s returning Union County Tournament wrestling champions and the event’s only seven 4-time winners. The 42nd annual wrestling Union County Tournament is scheduled to take place this Saturday – Jan. 14 – at Union High School’s Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Competition will go from – roughly – 9 a.m. […]

Roselle clerk on paid leave going on four years

Some in Roselle government seek to avoid action, which might disclose ‘unflattering’ information

ROSELLE, NJ — It may be the best job in Union County. A borough of Roselle clerk, put on administrative leave more than four years ago, has been paid a hefty annual salary for not working ever since. Rhona Bluestein, who began working for the borough in 2005, was suspended from her position on May 8, […]

Cranford football qualifies for playoffs for 6th consecutive season; This time it’s in Central Jersey, Group 3 for the first time

Cougars wrap regular season at Delaware Valley Nov. 4

HILLSIDE – When Erik Rosenmeier took over as the Cranford head coach in 2005 – his first head coaching stint – he inherited a program that had just qualified for the state playoffs three years in a row. Those were only the second, third and fourth seasons that Cranford did qualify, with 1984 Cranford graduate […]

Big FB games Friday, Oct. 28 include Bridgewater-Raritan at Union, Linden hosting Plainfield, North Plainfield at Johnson and New Providence at Brearley; On Saturday, Oct. 29 there is 5-1 Rahway at 6-1 Summit, while Cranford seeks to clinch a 6th consecutive playoff season

Dayton, because of a lack of healthy players, had to forfeit its second straight game

There are nine football games involving Union County teams this weekend, with five on Friday, Oct. 28 and four more on Saturday, Oct. 29. Teams that are off this weekend include Roselle Park (2-5), Roselle (7-0) and Westfield (7-0). This weekend and next weekend are the final regular season weekends before the state playoffs commence […]

Cranford gymnasts capture Union County meet championship, preventing host Westfield from winning an 11th straight title; McAuliffe, Infante, Markase help lead the way

Cougars last won event in 1989

Congratulations to the Cranford gymnastics team for capturing this past Friday’s (Oct. 21) Union County meet for the first time since 1989 and preventing defending champion and host Westfield from winning the championship for the 11th consecutive year. The last school other than Westfield to win the championship was Union in 2005. Westfield won every […]

There will be no football at Arminio Field Oct. 22; Dayton forfeits its game at Roselle

Head coach Dominic Cuniglio: "I can't comment. The only person that can is Superintendent of Schools Michael Davino."

The Dayton football team forfeited its scheduled Saturday, Oct. 22 game at Roselle, it’s been reported. Although Dayton has not issued the reason why yet, the guess here is that it’s probably a safety issue. Group 1 Dayton is 1-5 and coming off a 47-0 home loss to Hillside last week. The Bulldogs were scheduled […]