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Saturday, December 17, 2016
BOYS BASKETBALL:The Hurricane is remembered before Dwight Morrow wins opener
|Ridgefield Park head coach Chris Gaskin and Dwight Morrow's Donald Osbourne in during the pregame ceremony to remeber RP legend Jimmy 'The Hurricane' Callan.
RIDGEFIELD PARK – There was a celebration at Ridgefield Park High School on Friday night and it was the kind of event Jim ‘The Hurricane’ Callan would have loved. It was opening night of the basketball season, a girls/boys doubleheader with a pregame ceremony to honor a beloved member of the Scarlet community. This time though, Callan, the longtime voice of Ridgefield Park athletics, a coach of many sports at many levels, a character, a friend and an all-around good dude, was not there to take part, but his spirit certainly was. The North Jersey sports community lost Jimmy Callan suddenly over the summer and so many of the people that he provided good will toward over the years were back in his gym to honor the man. There were T-shirts made up as the faux red suit that was his calling card and on the back they said ‘1, 2. 3 ayoo,’ his catch phrase. The original red suit was in a custom frame to be attached to the gymnasium wall in perpetuity and there were smiles and memories shared by all involved, including a classy presentation by Dwight Morrow head coach Donald Osbourne and his players. The Hurricane will be long and truly remembered. MORE...
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