With RFH Boys Basketball just scoring big with its second state championship, thoughts have turned back to the high school’s teams of yesteryear.
There was a lot of cheering, a little dancing on the court, and prideful chatter on social media on Monday night when Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School Boys Basketball won its second consecutive state championship.
It’s basketball season at RFH. So, we’re bringing this up again …
It’s no secret that RFH has had some slam dunk success with the sport.
So, to honor the basketball season and victory scores, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day offers a look back at the RFH basketball sidelines and the young players, photographer and scorekeeper of an early 1970s high school game.
The uniforms are quite different now. They’re black, not purple, longer sleeved and, yes, the shorts are longer. Hey, that was the trend back in the day: purple, sleeveless and short (shorts).
Who wears short shorts? Wait, that was the iconic line in that Nair commercial.
Well, these guys wore short shorts. And they played a good game. Aside from the old uniforms, that may have us a bit captivated, all the guys in this photo are fixated on something.
All eyes are looking in one direction. And the scorekeeper is staring and poised to push that button and the photographer (Andy Koch?) is focused and ready to shoot.
Anyone remember this moment and what the focus was on? Come on, zoom! Anyone? Now, about those uniforms … black or purple? Preferences?
Thanks again, George Day, for this priceless score in RFH photography history!
Yes, it’s basketball season.
And while some things never change, including family names still involved in the sport at RFH, there are also many changes — like uniforms and, of course, the audience.
So, the Retro Pic of the (George) Day offers a glimpse back to a game in the 1970s at which there were some familiar family faces on the court and several popular teachers on the bleachers.
While the photo is, granted, black and white, the colors are probably pretty similar, it looks like these guys are wearing warm-ups with uniforms underneath. Hmmm.
And, well, the guy right in the middle with the aghast look on his face is Andrew Davidson, Class of ’78. What the heck had just happened?
And, we definitely see a Reevey in there and a Scarrone. OK, his uniform gave it away. Who else?
What teachers can you spot in the bleachers. We see Mr. Lee, Mr. Young … Who else? There are quite a few.
Really. Take a guess at what just happened.
Thanks, again, the the wonderful George Day for sharing this moment in retro time!
The following is an edited press release from Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School:
Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) students were recently recognized by the Board of Education for their academic and athletic achievements.
“It is becoming increasingly commonplace for us to begin our meetings here in the auditorium to accommodate all of the students who are accomplishing amazing things,” RFH Superintendent Peter Righi told the assembled students, parents, coaches, and club advisors at the April 14 Board of Education meeting. “The certificates awarded tonight are not just another piece of paper – they have a much deeper meaning as the ‘end game’ result of a lot of hard work.”
Students honored were:
The following information was culled from a press release issued by Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.
News spread very quickly when the Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Boys Basketball team made history with its first Shore Conference Tournament (SCT) victory, toppling Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) with a 50-24 score.
Since the Feb. 27 banner game, though, more milestones have been hit.
RFH point guard Brendan Barry has been named Player of the Year and Varsity Head Coach Chris Champeau has been named Coach of the Year by the Shore Coaches Association, according to a press release from RFH.
Here are some other facts about the game that you may or may not know: