Hall Of Fame

Michele Charney-Hulse
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Michele was a Cranford graduate in 1991 and went on to attend West Chester University. She was the Union County All-Around Champion, Beam Champion, and Floor exercise Champion. She ranked in the top 25 Nationally. She also coached Varsity Gymnastics, and became the North Jersey Section 2 Coach of the Year.

George L. Craft
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George was a Cranford graduate in 1960 and went on to attend Lehigh University. He was a 2 year Football letter winner and a 3 year wrestling letter winner. He was a NJ region 5 champion 3 times for Wrestling and the State Champion in 1959. He was inducted into the NJ State Region 3 Hall Of Fame.

Kate Downey-Ferguson
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Kate was a Cranford graduate in 1988 and attended Douglass College and Rutgers University. She was a 4 year varsity letter winner for Basketball and 3 year for Field Hockey and Softball. Winning the NJ Group 3 and Union Championships. She was also recognized as a Scholar Athlete.

Laura Rose Gallo
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Laura was a Cranford graduate in 2007 and attended Georgetown University. She was named the most outstanding female student in Union County making many achievements in both indoor and outdoor track. She has also set five new student records at Cranford High.

Donald Heyburn
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Donald was a Cranford graduate in 1980 and attended Northeastern University. He is a 4 year Varsity letter winner and the team captain in 1980, Eastern States and NJ State top 10 ALL-TIME, and State Sectional Champion. He was the record holder for the school in pole vault.

Pat Hogan
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Pat was a Cranford graduate in 2006 and attended Messiah College. He was ranked 10th in the United States, he was a Region Champion for 3 years, District and Union County Champion in 2005/2006 and the NJ State Champion in 2006. He was inducted into the national wrestling hall of fame in 2007.

Gino Labbate
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Gino was a Cranford graduate in 1975 and attended Union County College. He was a 4 year letter winner and the team captain in 1974. He was the All Watchung, All Union, and All State 1st team. He also coached soccer for Cranford in 1993-1994.

George Lincoln Jr.
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George was a Cranford graduate in 1953 and attended Lehigh University. He was Co-Captain of a team that became the NJ State Champions Group 2, Section 2. He also earned many other athletic achievements, including the US Swimming Outstanding Service Award.

Samantha Morrano-Pizzo
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Samantha was a Cranford graduate in 1999 and she attended Providence College. She was a part of the North Jersey Group 3 Section 2 State Champions, was the Conference Champions and had her team rank #20 in NJ in 1998, and she pitched 12 shutouts and 6 no hitters. She was also a Varsity letter winner in Soccer and Track, and coached the Cranford Diamonds softball team.

Lauren O'Donnell
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Lauren was a Cranford graduate in 2003 and attended Rider College. She was a 4 year Varsity starter in Soccer, Basketball, and Softball. She also was the 2nd team All-Union county, All State North in 2001 for Soccer. State Sectional Champion in 2000 for Basketball and a State Section finalist in 2003 for Softball.

Donna Polito
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Donna was a Cranford graduate in 1996 and attended West Chester University. She was softball team captain and became the Union County Intercollegiate scholar athlete. Union County Intercollegiate Conference Scholar Athlete and Female athlete of the year in 1996.

Thomas Polito
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Thomas was a Cranford graduate in 2001 and attended Brookdale College. He was the winning pitcher in 3 Union County championship games. He was the Union County player of the year in 2000 and 2001. Outside of CHS he pitched in the Junior College World Series.

Raymond White
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Raymond was a Cranford Coach from 1966 to 2006. He was the head track coach, named 10 time Union County Coach of the Year, Star Ledger Coach of the Year, Track and Field Newsletter Coach of the Year, and National Federation High School Assn Northeast sectional Coach of the Year. He Created the Girls Track Team. He had a Dual Meet Record of 907 Win. 220 Losses. The Memorial field sports complex in Cranford is named for Mr. White.

The 1952 Football Team
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The 1952 Football team was the First team in CHS History to win a State Championship. The team earned a 7-2 season, the best season in 17 years.

The 1981 Wrestling Team
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The 1981 Wrestling team had a spectacular season, undefeated in dual meets, and became union county champions. The wrestlers set a school record for most pins in a season. Became watchung conference champions and 5 wrestlers named to all-conference). Coach Farrell was named NJ state school wrestling coach of the year.

The 1953 Track Team
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The 1953 Track Team had an undefeated season, Union county conference champions, NJ state group 2 champions. Set the records for 440 yd relay and mile relay times. Had 4 players become state champions for individual events. The team ran in the Penn Relays and became national champions setting the record for fastest time ever for a NJ High School team.

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