RFH Girls Soccer: Scoring Wins on Field & In Charity

RFH Girls Soccer Team
Photo/RFH

The Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School’s (RFH) Girls Soccer team is putting itself in someone else’s cleats.

The girls’ team has come a long way since the late 1970s, when one girl raised a ruckus by scoring a goal for girl athletes by using some fancy footwork to earn a spot on the boys’ team. Since 1984, there’s been a girls’ team at RFH and its a winning one in more ways than one — teamwork to score for one another and others.

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Scene Around: Fair Havenites’ Run for Heroes’ Sake

2019 Tunnel to Towers Race in NY
Photos/Bill Heath

There’s a lot of casual hometown pride running through Fair Haven and it has to do with a hero’s run in New York and a couple of longtime borough residents, friendship and many years of brotherhood in emergency response.

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Retro RFH Girl’s Soccer

Chris Bowden, RFH Class of 1976 was the first girl to play soccer on the boys’ team.
Photo/RFH 1976 Yearbook

1975-76 RFH Soccer Team Photo/RFH 1976 Yearbook

A reprise in honor of girls’ soccer season at RFH …

Yes, soccer season has kicked in. And there are and have been girls teams at RFH since 1984. But, that was not always the case …

When Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect shared a photo of the boys’ team from back in the late 1970s, RFH grads challenged all to remember who the first girl was to play on the boys’ team.

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Police Report: Drug Possession & Shoplifting

The following recent arrests were reported by Shrewsbury police. An arrest does not constitute a conviction.

• Alshane Miller, 50, of Asbury Park, was arrested in the area of Broad Street on Sept. 20 and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) by Patrolman Derek Meyers.

• Thelma R. Harrison, 56, of Red Bank, was arrested in the area of Shrewsbury Avenue on Sept. 15 and charged with shoplifting by Patrolman Derek Myers.

** Police reported two arrests solely on contempt of court warrants.**

Prosecutor: Eye Doctor Employee Gets Five Years for Stealing $140K

 A 35-year-old woman was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison and ordered to pay $25,000 in restitution after admitting that she pilfered nearly $140,000 from a Monmouth County ophthalmology office where she worked, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.

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Hometown Gem: Fairing Well with Fair Haven’s Ray Taylor

When you run into forever Fair Havenite Ray Taylor, you’re always met with a smile and a lot of gratitude. Never a complaint — unless the 97-year-old is told to slow down.

The conversation may have been had days, weeks, months or years ago. Yet, if it’s a conversation with Mr. Taylor, it will usually come back to bless you at the strangest of moments, make you smile and motivate you to be a better person, a bigger part of your community. A little mazeltov, if you will.

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Retro RFH Teacher & Administrator Coolness

A look back at RFH science teacher James Parker and Assistant Superintendent Donald Trotter Photo/George Day

An R-FH Retro reprise …

Well, all are back to school at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH), too. Back to school experiences on the brain, we look back to the new experience of high school for freshmen.

With back-to-school thoughts and new beginnings come hopes of a good teacher or two and memories of the ones who we thought were the coolest and, yes, the worst and scariest to a newbie RFHer. There were also those administrators who weren’t just a Charlie Brown teacher voice cawing rules over the ol’ daydreaming student’s non-thought process. Some, or a couple in particular, are remembered as a real education innovators.

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Retro Fair Haven Fifth Grade Class Act & Reunion

Lately, in the Rumson-Fair Haven area, for the students who have little to no knowledge or cares about a vote on a $15 million plus referendum, it’s been all about school pictures. They’ve been more worried about striking that pose without some missing teeth, bad hair or the wrong outfit. Then there’s the class photo. Side-by-side posing and playing around, the snapshot is a lifetime keeper. Call it a class act.

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Prosecutor: Authorities Seek Witnesses to Shooting that Left One Dead

After one man died and another was injured in a Neptune Township shooting on Friday night, authorities are seeking witnesses and/or anyone with information pertinent to the incident, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced. 

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