Morristown High defense shuts down Chatham for first football win of ’13

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The Colonials defense turned in another stellar performance on Saturday, limiting the Chatham Cougars to only eight first downs and 171 total yards all day for a 21-3 victory, Morristown’s first win of the season.

Morristown High, coming off OT loss to state champs, will try again in Chatham, Sept. 28

Freddy Ruiz led the Colonials with seven tackles against Roxbury, the defending state champs. Photo by Patrician Photo

After an OT heartbreaker in Roxbury last week, the Morristown High Colonials will try to climb into the win column at winless Chatham (0-2) this Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at 1 pm.

Donate those wheels: Morristown High is collecting used bikes, Sept. 21

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That bicycle collecting dust (not rust!) in your garage could make a world of difference in the developing world. Morristown High School’s Interact Club will be collecting used bikes on Sept. 21, 2013, to send to Ghana, Albania, Costa Rica and Guatemala. It’s part of a program called Pedals for Progress. The collection runs from [...]

Wanted: Principal for Morristown High School…and maybe a few more Chromebooks

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Are you a “visionary educational leader who believes all students can succeed”? And are you willing to incorporate that belief into “all aspects of the school climate and culture”? If so, the Morris School District wants to chat. You could be the next principal of Morristown High School. The district has started advertising for a [...]

Morristown football varsity shows improvement in tough opening loss to Seton Hall Prep

By Mike Drake The Morristown Colonials opened their 2013 football season Sunday afternoon in West Orange against Seton Hall Prep with the goal of getting back to playing what Head Coach Chris Hull calls “Tough Morristown Football.” They did just that, waging an aggressive, tenacious, hard-hitting defensive battle against a well-coached and motivated Pirates squad. [...]

Morristown High football preview: Fearsome foursome is scary smart, too

Morristown High School offensive guard Ben Hoshal is a top performer on the field and in the classroom. Photo courtesy of MHS Football Boosters.

By Mike Drake Whatever the Colonials’ final record is, one thing is for sure: This is one of the best academic teams in Morristown High School history. Head Coach Chris Hull always has stressed hitting the books as hard as the tackling dummy, and this year’s team is loaded with students who are as strong [...]

Commentary: Light the turf field at Morristown High School!

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Editor’s note: Will Morristown High School’s turf field–built thanks to a major fundraising campaign–become a victim of its own success?  An MHS football booster weighs in with a proposal. By Tim Heaton, co-president MHS Colonials Touchdown Club, Football Boosters Light Memorial Field NOW! We have all witnessed unauthorized use of the Turf field. During a [...]

Morristown High football boosters on the $ value of sports

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Editor’s note: This comes to us from the MHS Football Boosters and represents the opinions of that organization. Why does the success of Morristown High School athletics have to do with the success of Morristown? Ever wonder why prep schools go after the top athletes — and not just the top academics? Because the preps [...]

Morristown High Colonials open grid season on Sept. 15 at Seton Hall Prep

Morristown High School’s varsity football team kicks off its 2013 season on the road, at Seton Hall Prep in West Orange on Sept 15. The Colonials will try to avenge a hard-fought 45-38 loss to Seton Hall last year, and make fans forget a disappointing 2-9 season. The complete schedule is here, courtesy of the [...]

Morristown High students shine in national business competition

FUTURE TYCOONS? From left: Morristown High School students Michael Acampora, Samuel Panko and Cole Shandlay brought home awards from a national business conference in California.

When students give teachers the business, it usually ends with a march to the vice principal’s office. Three Morristown High School students were sent all the way to California–where they were rewarded with National Awards of Excellence. Michael Acampora (MHS’13) and rising juniors Cole Shandlay and Sam Panko competed in an Anaheim conference hosted by [...]