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These Coast band students will spend Thanksgiving with Al Roker, Gwen Stefani and Santa Claus

November 15, 2017 by The Sun Herald

It's been about 18 months since Tim Garrett received the news that the West Harrison High School Marching Band was selected to participate in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. And a lot has changed since then. Mainly, Garrett has seen half of ...

Boys Soccer: LIVE UPDATES No. 3 Kearny vs No. 11 St. Peter's Prep in HCT final, 1

October 21, 2017 by

NJ.comTop-seeded Kearny, No. 3 in the Top 20, faces off against third-seeded St. Peter's Prep, ranked No. 11 in the state, face off in the Hudson County Tournament final at Harrison High School at 1 p.m. on Saturday. MORE: Read's full preview ...

Harrison soccer standout is Sowe good; position change leads to scoring explosion

October 11, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

Rusek believes Sowe has a chance to be one of the all-time greats _ and that includes his older brother Modou, the former All-American at Harrison who was the New Jersey Player of the Year when he was a senior in 2013. Modou Sowe is currently playing ...

Former Harrison High football player dies in Alabama state park

July 9, 2017 by Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionA former Harrison High School football player was killed Saturday in an Alabama state park, officials say. Mason Tompkins, 18, of Acworth, died after jumping from a rock into a creek at High Falls, DeKalb County, Alabama, Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy ...

Harrison's O'Donnell captures Observer Male Athlete of Year

June 28, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

And as for Harrison's boys' head basketball coach Bill Mullins? “He has such tenacity and toughness,” Mullins said. “He's an old school kind of kid, the one who gets the team going.” But in O'Donnell's eyes, he's not doing anything special. “I just ...

New leader for Harrison schools

May 24, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

Before that she was Kearny High School principal but left after her employers failed to renew her contract, despite a favorable review by then-superintendent Frank Ferraro. James Doran, the current Harrison interim assistant superintendent of schools ...

Blue Tide hope to remain with state's elite volleyball teams

April 12, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

Over the last three years, the Harrison High School boys' volleyball team has enjoyed incredible success. The Blue Tide has captured the last two Hudson County Tournament championships. They have won two straight NJSIAA state sectional titles to ...

Harrison softball moves on with new coach Sinprasith

April 5, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

The Harrison High School softball program and in fact, its entire athletic community, was shaken with the news earlier this year that head coach Carmine Ronga had to resign for medical reasons. Ronga, who had established himself as one of the top ...

Blue Tide looks to roll once again on baseball diamond

March 29, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

It was one of the biggest feel-good stories of the 2016 high school baseball season in northern New Jersey. Harrison High School, known forever for its soccer prowess and recently because of its success in boys' volleyball, had a tremendous baseball ...

New Harrison school to be named after JFK

February 16, 2017 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

The Harrison Board of Education has revived the memory of a former U.S. president by voting to name its newest school – yet to be built – the Kennedy Elementary School, for John F. Kennedy. After Kennedy was killed by an assassin in November 1963, many ...

The Top 10 sports stories of 2016

December 27, 2016 by The Observer Online (press release) (blog)

Nutley senior Blair Watson became only the ninth girls' basketball player in New Jersey history to earn the distinction of McDonald's All-American. In March, Watson, currently at the University of Maryland on a basketball scholarship, went to the ...

Harrison Teen Turns Heads As Lone Girl On Huskies' JV Football Team

October 24, 2016 by CBS Local

CBS LocalHARRISON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — From the sidelines to the 50-yard line, a high school student has made a difficult sports transition. “The fact that people told me I couldn't do it made me want to do it more,” Ashley Bocek told CBS2's Lou Young. Bocek ...

Harrison High student still in critical condition after crash

October 21, 2016 by The Journal News |

HARRISON - A 17-year-old Harrison High School student was critically injured when his car hit a telephone pole near the Rye border on Wednesday night. Michael Olsey, the department's acting chief, said the teenager, later identified as C.J. Principato ...

NJ football coach arrested for DUI after crashing into parked cars outside high school

August 9, 2016 by USA TODAY High School Sports

USA TODAY High School SportsAccording to The Jersey Journal, Harrison's Board of Education isn't scheduled to meet again until Sept. 22, when the board plans to discuss Ferriero's employment, which seems like a while to wait before determining the status of a coach who allegedly ...

NJ football coach charged with DWI after crashing town van in front of school, cops say

August 9, 2016 by

NJ.comHARRISON -- The newly appointed head football coach at Harrison High School has been suspended without pay after police say he drunkenly crashed a town van he was not authorized to use. Thomas Ferriero, 50, was arrested in front of Harrison High School ...

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