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Dear Collingswood Athletes and Friends:
EIGHTEENTH ANNUAL BANQUET
March 8, 2008 was a memorable night for the inductees, their guests,
and all the friends of Collingswood High to reminisce about our
school years. Again we thank you for your continued support, and
are proud to announce that $71,000. in scholarship money was awarded
to graduating seniors at the June sports banquet. This represents
an increase in our Hall of Fame awards to the top boy and girl
scholar-athlete, and two new awards. One of the new awards is
in memory of Larry Luongo ‘46, and the other in memory of
Doug Frambes ‘43, and Edward “Ty” Cobb, ‘43.
In the next newsletter, the scholarship recipients will be listed,
along with the schools they are attending.
UPCOMING EVENTS - THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF C. H. S. FOOTBALL
The school will be honoring all football players, band members,
drum & bugle corps, homecoming queens, cheerleaders, color
guard, and majorettes. There will be a pre-game parade, bonfire
and reception on Friday night, October 3rd, and the celebration
will continue through the Thanksgiving Homecoming game. Please
contact Ed Hill, Director of Athletics, if you plan to attend
the opening weekend celebrations. You could call (856) 962-5743
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Also reference our Hall
of Fame web site for more information.
WELCOME HOME GARY
On Friday, September 26th, Gary Williams, class of ‘63,
and head basketball coach at the University of Maryland will help
kick off the Fall events. He’s returning to his alma mater
to speak to the students about our proud legacy and see the changes
at the high school.
FALL AND WINTER SPORTS REVIEW
The hockey team finished its season 12-5-2, and lost to Camden
Catholic, the eventual Group II S. J. champs. First team honorees
in Group II were Jr. Gabrielle Burgo, Jr. Ellie LaBar, and Sr.
Jen Doud. Second team recognition went to Sr. Jess Scola. Group
II football honorees were first team Sr. Seth Payne, and second
team to Jrs. Vince Simone and Brendon Dentino.
What a year for Winter Sports! The wrestling team and girls’
and boys’ basketball teams had a combined 75-14 record.
Ron Hamrick’s grapplers beat Paulsboro 2 times, snapping
the Red Raiders 307 consecutive win streak in the Colonial Conference.
The team won the conference, S. J. Group I, and were 2nd to Camden
Catholic in the districts. They reached the state finals and lost
by 1 point to Kittatinny. Nancy O’Neill’s hoopsters
shared the Colonial Conference title with Haddonfield, and beat
Glassboro for the S. J. Group II crown. Joe McLaughlin’s
Panthers won the Colonial Conference outright, and beat Cinnaminson
for the S. J. Group II title. They advanced further than any other
Colls basketball team before losing in the state finals to Lincoln,
of Jersey City. Many memorable moments were recorded by individual
team members. Rich Pennisi went over 100 wins in his wrestling
career. Srs. Pennisi and Kyle Falzone were all Group I 1st team
selections, as well as Jr. Will Heimel. Sr. Alex Wight and Frosh
Eric Hamrick were 2nd team. Lauren Gregg broke the 1,000 point
mark for her career, and made 1st team all Group II. She also
received a Division 1 scholarship at Rider University.
Aja Crites was honored on the 2nd team all Group II. On the boys’
side, Darnell McCargo established a new school scoring record
with 1,877 points. Sr. McCargo was chosen 1st team all S. J.,
and shared 1st team all Group II honors with Sr. Keith Whittington.
HELP US PASS IT FORWARD
We thank you for your past support and encourage you to offer
more financial aid to C. H. S. scholar athletes. You can donate
by check or credit card to our Hall of Fame address, or on line
Yours in sports,
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