HARRY HARPER - Honorary Member
Pitched at Amherst college where he
was signed by Washington baseball team. Spent two months in minors
then Washington for 7 years.
Played also for boston, ny Yankees
and BROOKLYN posting a record of 57 wins and 79 losses. Sheriff
Bergen co. 1927 – 1929. CIVIL SERVICE COMMISSION 1933 – 1943. NEW
JERSEY LABOR AND INDUSTRY COMMISSION 1943.
At Franklin High school in Football,
made All County 1947 and 1948. Made All State Football Group 1
First Team 1948, 1949 and 1950 All League North Jersey.
Professional Football League as a
member of Franklin Miners. In Basketball at Franklin High School,
All County 1948 and 1949. All State Basketball Group 1 1949.
In 1950 as a member of Franklin
American Legion made All Star Team in Sussex County Basketball
League, establishing record of 331 points in 16 games also a record
23 points in one quarter.
EARNED SEVEN VARSITY LETTERS AT
NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL 1949 TO 1953. IN FOOTBALL 1951 AND 1952 ALL
COUNTY. 1952 ALL STATE GROUP II. IN BASKETBALL AT NEWTON HIGH
SCHOOL, ALL COUNTY 1952 AND 1953 SCORING LEADER 1952. ONE GAME
SCORED 41 POINTS, BOTH COUNTY AND NHS RECORD.
FOUNDER OF NEWTON BIDDIE BASKETBALL
IN 1969. COACHED POPE JOHN HIGH SCHOOL 1972-1975 HAVING TWO 1,000
POINT PLAYERS. PLAYED FOR FETZER’S CHIEFS AND NEWTON AA IN SUSSEX
COUNTY BASKETBALL LEAGUE.
WAS INVOLVED WITH YOUTH IN SUSSEX
COUNTY FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS. IN FOOTBALL, HEAD COACH OF NEWTON
MIDGET FOOTBALL, 2 CHAMPIONSHIPS COACHED AT POPE JOHN HIGH SCHOOL.
PLAYED FOR MANY PENNSYLVANIA TEAMS.
IN SUSSEX COUNTY PLAYED FOR FRANKLIN MINERS AND NEWTON AA. HEAD
CO-COORDINATOR PASS-PUNT-KICK 19 YEARS.
IN BASEBALL, UMPIRED 9 YEARS IN THE
COUNTY. HEAD COACH NEWTON AMERICAN LEGION, NEWTON AA 4 YEARS. 2
CHAMPIONSHIPS 100 WINS, 30 LOST. MANAGER OF YEAR, NORTH JERSEY
BASEBALL LEAGUE 1956.