Members of the Ridgewood High School Athletic Hall of Fame are those that have made a lasting impact on the school’s sports program as either student players, coaches, or supporters. Often the student players have continued to influence their chosen sports after high school by ongoing participation in athletics.
Frank Bradley, 2008 Inductee
Frank Bradley (Class of 1941) made his mark in Ridgewood High School athletics in football as a quarterback. In the 1940 season, his senior year, he led the Maroons in rushing and passing yardage, as well as touchdowns. He was awarded the prestigious High Y Award, given to the RHS football player who showed excellent and clean activity on the gridiron and also in his classes, home life and relations with colleagues. Bradley was also a successful track athlete on many of the RHS Penn Relay teams.
After graduating, he attended The Peddie School in Hightstown in Mercer County for the 1941-42 scholastic year and was selected a captain of the football team, earning All-State honors as a running back. From 1943 to 1945, Bradley served in World War II with the Air Force as a navigator for B17 Bombers.
From 1946 to 1950, he attended Cornell University and lettered four years in football as the starting right halfback. The Big Red won the Ivy League championship in 1948 and 1949.
Bradley was elected to The Peddie School Athletic Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001.
John Marshall, Jim Bruni, Mark Romeo, Jean Hughes, Chris Van Note, Nancy Hogan, RHS Football Team 1913, Don Taylor, Rachel Grygiel, John Cerf, Paul Tornatore, Michele Marangi, RHS Boys’ Lacrosse 1990-92
Craig Halyard, Tom Flatt, Tricia Pappalardo, Mike Henderson, Kandie Latham, Leigh Jester, Tom Dusel, Roger Sweeney, Linda Zabielski, Patty Capasso, Dennis Sullivan, Nick & Dottie Capasso, Track and Field (Bain-Daley-Oliver Era)
Kitty Batterson, Henry Blauvelt, Frank L. Bradley, Jr., Lucia Cancelmo, Chris DuFlocq, Renee DuFlon, RHS Girls’ Basketball 1922-1923, Harry Grundy, Jim Jones, Joe LeMay, Jen McDermott, Shannon McGarrigle, Tony Napier, Margaret Niemann, Vince Robertiello (Jamie Roberts), Damian Ross, Mike Springer
Paul Arrigoni, Pete Campbell, Doug Cook, Becky Deetz, Otis Grendler, Jodi Hartwig, Gene Links, Debbie O’Connell, Aimee McGuire, Walt Perdue, Tom Simos, Kazbek Tambi, Jack Van Yperen, Bob Whitaker, Margaret Scutro