100 Years of Hasbrouck Heights Athletics

September 11, 2019

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The coaching carousel spun as quick as the records in the jukebox during the 1960s for the Hasbrouck Heights football team. After a “nationwide search’ which included candidates from as far away as Canada, Jim Grantham was hired from Rutherford to take the Hasbrouck ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Despite some drama off the field, on the field the teams of the 1952 to 55 were among the most successful in the history of Hasbrouck Heights football.  On the field, four consecutive North 1, Group 1 titles, two league titles were earned by numerous All League, and All ...

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(Below are three unrelated stories that occurred in the 1950s that no one talks about when speaking about the glory days of football in Hasbrouck Heights.  Yet, they happened and are a part of the history of the program. ) HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Before 1974, when the NJSIAA started tinkering ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The 1950s were an up-and-down decade for Hasbrouck Heights football.  Established as a Group 1 powerhouse in North Jersey under coach Andy Kmetz, the Aviators would add two league titles and four state sectional titles to the increasing total of championships.  The early ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - If Jasiah Purdie was the “One Man Highlight Reel” throughout his career at Hasbrouck Heights, then Frankie Calvert’s 1948 season entitles him to the moniker “The One Man Wrecking Crew.” Listed at 6-1, 200 lbs., but reportedly larger, Calvert rolled over opposing defenses ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  The second half of the 1940s saw the Aviators get off to a successful start, recording back-to-back Group 1 championships, as head coach Andy Kmetz team recorded back-to-back Group 1 championships in 1946-47, running their total to three in a row following the 1945 ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -  Looking back into Hasbrouck Heights High School athletic history has been an interesting journey.  So before we go much further, there are clarifications that need to be made to keep the record straight.  First, there have been a few mistakes in reporting, not major, but ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - It was a sign of the times.  After Hasbrouck Heights defeated St. Bernard’s High School, 55-0 to open the season, small notes appeared in the "Passiac Daily News." Two separate car accidents involving fans from Hasbrouck Heights returning from Gladstone were reported, ...

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