Retro RFH Football Winning Cheer

RFH JV cheerleaders ready and set to cheer at a football game in the 1970s
Photo/George Day

Football season has been a success for RFH this year.

In fact, RFH is in the 2022 NJSIAA Group 2 playoffs. And on Friday, there is a neutral playoff game with Hazlet’s Raritan High School varsity team versus RFH.

This game is a part of the “2022 New Jersey High School Football Playoff Brackets: NJSIAA – Group 2” tournament.

A real touchdown for RFH football has always been the cheerleading squad. And before cheerleaders cheer for the varsity team, they cheer for junior varsity, or JV.

Of course, at RFH there were the varsity and junior varsity squads. The look was very slightly different from one to the next, yet the sound and spirit was the same — from junior varsity to varsity, decades ago to now. 

High. Very high. So, we pay ode to those cheers and leaders of them, from then until now with a look at another squad of the 1970s. 

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In Memoriam: Red Bank Native, Former Longtime Citarella’s Market Owner, Ralph Citarella, 61

Red Bank native and fourth-generation owner of 121-year-old Citarella’s Market, Ralph Andrew Citarella, of Howell, passed away Nov. 5 after a valiant fight with glioblastoma. He was 61.

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In Memoriam: Rumson-Raised RFH ’89 Grad, Karen Anderson Bogue, 51

Rumson-raised Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Class of 1989 graduate Karen Anderson Bogue passed away at home on Thursday, Nov. 3. She was 51.

Born May 5, 1971, to James and Priscilla Anderson, Karen was of nine children raised in Rumson.

Karen Anderson Bogue
Photo/family via John E. Day Funeral Home

An RFH graduate, “Karen will be remembered by all who knew her in her high school as a gifted athlete, excelling in the sports of basketball and soccer. She was honored to be inducted into the RFH Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012 … Karen will be remembered as a valued friend to all who
knew and cared for her.”

Loved ones of Karen Anderson Bogue in her obituary

Karen spent much of her life in Middletown, where she raised her two children, Chase Buczny and Christopher Repmann, and was an active member of the community. “She had a successful business career but always took time to focus on her children’s interests,” family said in her obituary. “Her son Christopher’s success as a successful athlete remains the product of her passion and stewardship.

Karen is predeceased by her parents, James and Priscilla Anderson (2021) and her brother John (Buff) Anderson, most recently.

She is survived by: her children; seven siblings, Jim, Kevin, Cathy, Rob, Sue, Dave and Jennifer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial gathering is slated for Friday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at John E. Day Funeral Home, Red Bank.

— Edited obituary prepared by family via John E. Day Funeral Home