HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Balloons, streamers, black and white posters of team photos from the early days of Hasbrouck Heights athletics greeted fans as they arrived at Hasbrouck Heights High School New Gym for the girls/boys doubleheader Tuesday evening as the school welcomed alumni from prior teams as part of the 100 Years of Hasbrouck Heights Athletics celebration.
In between games of the doubleheader, public address announcer Evan Wexler introduced 31 Hasbrouck Heights Athletic alumni, with a note of sport and accomplishments to the crowd. They walked to the court, where they joined school administrators and members of the town council (both groups featured former alumni who were recognized.)
They were joined by two former coaches, who were not alumni, in former baseball head coach and athletic director John Tessaro and former wrestling coach and Superintendent of Schools, Joe Luongo.
Afterwards there was a reception for the alumni in the cafeteria.
“It was great,” athletic director Mike Scuilla stated. “It is always great to see the alumni who really enjoy coming back.”
|Dan Vecchio Sr.||1964||Football||Basketball||Baseball|
|Susan Grutta||1974||Gymnastics||Cheer||Former Cheer Coach|
|Brenda Colaneri||1975||Color Guard||World Colorguard Champions|
|Gloria Delcalzo||1976||Color Guard||World Colorguard Champions|
|Michael Scuilla||1989||Wrestling||Former wrestlinbg coach|
|Joseph Colangelo||1999||Football||Track||Former football and baseball coach|
|Amanda Kistner||2005||Basketball||Softball||Former head basketball coach, led girls basketball to Sectional Title|
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