Can Union pull off a UCT upset similar to 6 years ago?; Boys’ basketball quarterfinals continue Saturday, Feb. 16 at Rahway and Kean University

Farmers face 22-0 Elizabeth after losing twice to Minutemen by double digits in Mountain Division play

Union slayed the dragon six years ago. Can the Farmers produce the same result on Saturday? Union was the first team to advance to the boys’ basketball Union County Tournament quarterfinals after the seventh-seeded Farmers took care of 10th-seeded Rahway 72-53 in Wednesday’s second round game at Louis J. Rettino Gymnasium. Union – seeking a […]

Union County boys’ and girls’ basketball teams in states; Games begin Feb. 25

UNION COUNTY BOYS’ BASKETBALL 20 TEAMS MADE STATES NORTH 2, GROUP 4 5 teams: Elizabeth, Plainfield Linden, Westfield, Union Monday, Feb. 25 16-Plainfield at 1-Elizabeth 12-Piscataway at 5-Linden 13-Westfield at 4-Watchung Hills 10-J.P. Stevens at 7-Union NORTH 2, GROUP 3 3 teams: Rahway, Cranford, Summit Tuesday, Feb. 26 16-Orange at 1-Rahway 13-Cranford at 4-Colonia 10-Mendham […]

The UCT within the UCT – 8 teams trying to win to get a crack at the “Quite Formidable?” top 4 seeds

Since 1982 – the year after present Elizabeth assistant coach Steve Petruzzelli guided the Johnson Regional Crusaders to their one title – only five schools have captured the Union County Tournament – the oldest and also one of the most prestigious boys’ basketball county tournaments in New Jersey. Since then St. Patrick/Patrick School has won […]

Girls’ basketball Union County Tournament first round matchups set; Scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 13

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 12-Dayton at 5-Kent Place 13-Elizabeth at 4-Oak Knoll 9-New Providence at 8-Summit 17-Scotch Plains at 1-Patrick School BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 10-Union Catholic at 7-Gov. Livingston 15-Johnson at 2-Westfield 11-Brearley at 6-Cranford 14-Plainfield at 3-Roselle Catholic – JR PARACHINI

Union County Conference boys’ and girls’ basketball standings here as of Monday, Feb. 11; Boys’ division winners so far: RC, Elizabeth, Rahway; Girls’ PS, Kent Place, Brearley

UNION COUNTY CONFERENCE BOYS’ BASKETBALL STANDINGS AS OF MONDAY, FEB. 11 WATCHUNG DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Roselle Catholic (6-0) – outright champions 2-Patrick School (4-2) 3-St. Mary’s Elizabeth (2-4) 4-Linden (0-6) MOUNTAIN DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Elizabeth (6-0) – outright champions 2-Union Catholic (4-2) Union (2-4) 4-Plainfield (0-6) VALLEY DIVISION (4 schools): 1-Rahway (6-0) – outright champions […]

Union County Tournament boys’ and girls’ basketball updated schedules here; Boys’ in 2nd round is Feb. 13 and girls’ preliminary round concludes Feb. 11

BOYS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT SECOND ROUND WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 9-Plainfield at 8-New Providence 12-Westfield at 5-Union Catholic BOTTOM SIDE OF THE BRACKET: 10-Rahway at 7-Union 11-Summit at 6-Linden * * * GIRLS’ BASKETBALL UNION COUNTY TOURNAMENT PRELIMINARY ROUND STILL TO GO MONDAY, FEB. 11 TOP SIDE OF THE BRACKET: […]

Randolph for Gooden – Hot Stove League Dinner to honor UCBA Hall of Famers Biddulph, Podgurski, Roof, Urban; Scholastic honorees include Amaro of Roselle Park and Belfer, Serretti from GL

Former New York Yankee All-Star 2B and New York Mets manager Willie Randolph has replaced Dwight "Doc" Gooden as guest speaker

Before Rich Biddulph excelled behind the plate for the Lions, a place to play had to be constructed at Roselle Catholic. “We built the baseball field my sophomore year,” Biddulph recalled. “Being a sophomore, I did most of the heavy lifting. It was a labor of love.” One of the many talented second baseman to […]

Defending champion Roselle Catholic – the repeat UCC-Watchung winner – is the boys’ basketball Union County Tournament top seed again, while much-improved and undefeated Elizabeth is seeded 2nd

Ultimate drama would pit the two - both ranked among the top 5 teams in the state - in the championship game

Before state tournament play commences and we get to see if Roselle Catholic and Elizabeth are both good and fortunate enough to capture state championships en route to the Tournament of Champions, what is the one matchup – I take it – most Union County basketball fans want to see? Roselle Catholic vs. Elizabeth in […]

Patrick School earns top seed for girls’ basketball Union County Tournament with 7-11 record; Celtics clinched 4th straight UCC-Watchung crown

Westfield, which lost to Patrick School in the 2015 and 2017 finals, is the No. 2 seed; Defending champion Roselle Catholic, which split with PS this year, was seeded 3rd

Teams with records that are four games under .500 don’t usually get seeded No. 1 for a county tournament. The Patrick School of Elizabeth girls’ basketball team, which began the week at 7-11, is the exception. The Celtics have gone 1-3 against teams from out of state and 0-7 vs. the likes of highly-regarded and […]

Linden bowlers, behind team effort, repeat as UCT champions; Elizabeth sophomore Noel is girls’ champ

Golabek leads Tigers with 280 game that includes 11 strikes

If there was any pressure of sorts it was on the Linden Tiger bowlers as they were the top seed and defending champion, seeking a second consecutive Union County Tournament championship last week. Lifted by a total team effort that included all six bowlers playing a key role, Linden was successful in obtaining its goal […]

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