Sports

Local Teams Offer Affordable Entertainment For Baseball Fans

STATE – The Yankees and Mets both opened their new ballparks last week with positive reviews. But if big league ticket prices are a bit too much this year, there are more affordable alternatives closer to home. The Newark Bears…

St. Patrick Star Named McDonald’s® All American Finalist

ELIZABETH—Dexter Strickland of Rahway has been named to participate in the 2009 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball Game.  Strickland, a point guard for St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, will be a member of the Boy’s East Squad team…

Wrestling Team Takes Third

Wrestling Team Takes Third—The Middlesex County College wrestling team boasted a great season, finishing third at the national tournament in the Division III category for two-year colleges. The tournament, held in Rochester, MN, was held Feb. 26-28. The squad also…

Soccer Champs

Soccer Champs—The Thunder soccer team won first place in the junior boys division. Pictured are the winning team with coach Jose Monroy, Jr. and Mayor Richard Gerbounka. (Photo courtesy of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services)

Carteret Wrestling Standout

Carteret Wrestling Standout—Carteret resident Michael Pysniak Jr., who attends Bishop George Ahr High School in Edison qualified for the NJSIAA State Wrestling Championships earlier this month. He won his first match 17-5, but lost to the eventual state champ, Mike…

Roselle Catholic Girls Team Claims County Title

Roselle Catholic Girls Team Claims County Title – The Roselle Catholic girls basketball team captured the Union County Championship last month. Pictured left to right are Chika Dunga, Anthonia Ajumobi, Meghan Faughnan, Melissa Tobie, Allison Skrec, Betina Petit, Kelly Hayes…

Why Joe DiMaggio Will Remain Immortal

By Michael P. Riccards The change of seasons, especially in the East, brings bucolic dreams of springtime and its sister, baseball. For many the game recaptures a pastoral past, the remembrance of childhood aimlessly spent, rather than the problems of…

Lady Owls Win Regional Title

CRANFORD – On Sunday, March 1, the Union County College Lady Owls Basketball Team secured the Region XIX championship title, with a win over Delaware Tech by a score of 64-56 at the County College of Morris. Delaware Tech started…

St. Pat’s Defeats Elizabeth In County Tournament

By Jim Whelan After a five year absence from the Union County Finals, the Elizabeth Minutemen made it back this year. The Minutemen beat #4 state-ranked Plainfield convincingly 88-78 during last Wednesday’s night semi-final match-up at the Elizabeth Dunn Center.…