Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Tigers will move on to face Lyndhurst in second round of NJSIAA tournament.
The Hackettstown High School boys baseball team is moving on to the second round of the NJSIAA North Jersey, Section 2, Group 2 tournament after defeating Shabazz High School of Newark 12-4 Monday, according to NJ.com. Hackettstown, seeded 8, will now move on in the tournament to face No. 1-seeded Lyndhurst in the second round on Friday. The Tigers' win came after Owen Gavin had five strong innings, allowing four runs on three hits, eight strikeouts and three walks, NJ.com reported.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Town hall meetings will invite parents to discuss the issue and what can be done about it.
Parents will have the opportunity to meet and discuss underage drinking and ways they can prevent their kids from accessing alcohol during several town hall meetings beginning this week. The four meetings are organized by Community Prevention Resources of Warren County's Community Action Partnership in collaboration with the Warren/Sussex Regional Coalition. Meetings will be held in local high schools, the first of which will be held at Hackettstown High School on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. During the discussions, a panel of police officers, drug counselors, emergency room nurses, health professionals, lawyers, school administrators, insurance professionals and others will help lead a talk about issues surrounding underage drinking…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Samantha Fano to become a Mustang this fall.
The following was submitted on behalf of Stevenson University. Have something you'd like to share with the community? Upload it here. Samantha Fano, a resident of Hackettstown, will be attending Stevenson University this fall after graduating from Hackettstown High School. Samantha plans to major in Criminal Justice. "We are so happy Samantha has decided to join the Stevenson community and become a Mustang. This is a vibrant campus where Samantha will be able to get involved right away as well as start designing a path for the future with our Career Architecture program," said Kelly Farmer, director of freshman admissions. Farmer also shared that this was a competitive year for admission to Stevenson, with members of the freshman class …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Chorus, band groups win silver and gold for 'outstanding' performances.
The Hackettstown High School Music Department's trip to the Heritage Music Festival proved a success when the school's bands and choirs won several awards for performances in the Annapolis event. "Each choral and instrumental group was adjudicated by three judges, whom consisted of highly ranks naval officers and college professors," the high school said on its website. "All groups received high ratings and special awards." The school's concert band took home a second place silver award. In addition to the wind ensemble's gold award, Jeffrey Klein received a Most Outstanding Soloist award and the wind ensemble received an award for Most Outstanding Band. The treble choir received a first place gold award while the women's coral received a …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Sweep was scheduled by Hackettstown Police Department, Warren County Prosecutor's Office.
Hackettstown High School was in lockdown Friday morning, but not because of a dangerous situation, rather as part of a planned drug sweep. Students and faculty members were safe, assured police and school administrators. The lockdown ended just before 11 a.m. "This lockdown is a part of a planned sweep of the high school that is being conducted, and was coordinated with the Hackettstown Police Department and the Warren County Prosecutors Office," Superintendent of Schools David Mango said on Facebook. "While the lockdown is in place and the sweep is being conducted, I ask that you please not attempt to enter or access the high school grounds or buildings. If you do try, you will be turned away." The Hackettstown Police Department also sent…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Students recognized for achievements in 2012-13 school year.
Hackettstown High School named its ten highest achieving students of the 2012-13 school year. The students, according to the Express Times, are: Melanie Brima, Erika Fuchs, Cynthia Anderson, Vishu Prasath, Brandon Rothman, Brett Sanders, Angelica Hubbard, Justin Cwieka, Jenny Panafiel and Jonathan Dongen. The school annually announces its top 10 students.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
U.S. News and World Report releases annual list of top schools.
Hackettstown High School is not ranked among the top schools in New Jersey, according to U.S. News and World Report. The school is not among the top 54 of 395 high schools in the magazine's annual rankings of high schools statewide and nationally. Three main factors are calculated for the rankings, including college readiness, math proficiency and language proficiency. New Jersey's top high school is Biotechnology High School in Freehold, with High Technology High School in Lincroft and the Bergen County Academies in Hackensack rounding out the top three. U.S. News & World Report ranked Hackettstown High School as indicated in the chart: The school had a student/teacher ratio better than just 6 percent of New Jersey high schools, the …
Monday, April 8, 2013
Allamuchy Township resident and Hackettstown High School student caught with marijuana, police report.
A Hackettstown High School was arrested Friday after police learned he was in possession of drugs on school grounds, Sgt. Darren Tynan said. Hackettstown Police responded to the school just before noon in reference to a student in possession of suspected marijuana, Tynan said. During an investigation it was learned Samuel Roff, 18, of Allamuchy Township was attempting to sell marijuana to another student, Tynan said. Roff was arrested at the school and taken into custody. He was charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana in a school zone, attempt to distribute marijuana and attempt to distribute marijuana in a school zone. Roff …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Spending plan for 2013-14 will get final decision at Hackettstown High School.
Of all the events going on in Hackettstown this week, one stands above the rest, and will take place at Hackettstown High School Wednesday night. The Hackettstown Public School District will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. March 27 and is scheduled to formally adopt the 2013-14 school budget. A tentative budget with a 1.8-percent tax levy increase was submitted to the county earlier this month, and includes a $14,809,950 spending amount to be paid for by commercial and residential taxes. Hackettstown’s state aid increased 2.2-percent for the upcoming budget cycle, but the district, according to Business Administrator Teresa Barna, budgeted for just 75-percent of the federal aid it received last year. Those figures have not been awarded …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Former Hackettstown Tiger Cole Kimball debuted for the Washington Nationals in 2011 before season-ending surgery and is back on the mound this spring.
Cole Kimball, a graduate of Hackettstown High School, was sleeping early one morning in upstate New York in May, 2011 when he got a telephone call that would have seemed unlikely when he was a senior in high school. At the time Kimball was a pitcher for Triple A Syracuse, the top farm club of the Washington Nationals. He did not allow a run while pitching for Syracuse and that May he got a call from Randy Knorr, then the manager of Syracuse, to let him know he had been promoted to the Major Leagues for the first time. “I remember not getting a lot of sleep,” said Kimball, standing by his locker in the Washington clubhouse during spring training in Viera, Florida last week. Kimball, 27, pitched in 12 games out of the bullpen for Washington …