Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame Inducts
North's, Al Merola,
one of six new members, Class of 2007, was inducted at the Hall’s Annual
Dinner, October 22, 2007 at Drumlins.
As Solvay High
School's affable varsity football coach from 1970 - 2003, Merola
developed one of the areas most successful and respected high school
football programs, while compiling an enviable record. His teams played
tough, hard nose football, and were regarded as “The Team” to beat, even
when Solvay competed as a Class C School against A and B level Schools.
Acknowledged, as a
talented football strategist, he inspired and motivated thousands of
student athletes during his 34 years as head football coach. He was
gifted with the unique ability to bring out the best in his players and
thereby return Solvay Football to its rich winning heritage. His
emphasis on hard work and dedication endeared him to the youth of Solvay
and his successes brought recognition from his peers. Merola was named,
League Coach of the Year several times, N.Y. State Coaches Associaton
Award (2000), CNY Coach of the Year (2002)
The names of legendary
football coaches, Earl Hadley and Stan Kishman have long been synonymous
with Solvay Football, and today Al Merola stands with them.
Merola’s teams recorded:
210 wins – 17 losses – 9 ties
23 game win streak (late 70’s – 80’s)
17 League Championships
Titles (1979 & 2002)
Al, your Windy Hill
classmates, teammates and friends offer congratulations on your
successful coaching career and for this deserved recognition. You Did
Good! We Wish You Well!
Class of '57 - 50th Reunion
50th Reunion was held on August, 24th & 25th 2007.
For the latest on the reunion
Walk of Honor
Recognition To The Mannara Family and Bob Felasco
An induction ceremony followed the fourth
annual Columbus Day Parade, October 9, 2006, naming five honorees to the
NorthSide Walk of Honor. Among the names added this year are North
High Alumni, the Mannara Family and Robert “Bob” Felasco.
Their names will be inscribed on plaques prominently placed in the North
Salina Street area now referred to as “Little Italy”.
is a person you want as a friend, coach, teammate or official. He is a
gentleman, a teacher, a leader, a tireless worker and a loyal friend.
Bob is held in high esteem for all that he has accomplished for himself,
for the coaching / officiating professions and most admirably for his
work with the parochial high school youth of the Syracuse community.
Annual North High Athletic Luncheon
By all measures the 4th Annual Luncheon held on January 19, 2006 was the best ever. The event drew the largest turnout and featured an outstanding program. Click Here For Photos
Windy Hiller Spreads Joy to The World
Joan White, (‘52) founder of Joygerms Unlimited hosted a 25th Anniversary celebration, on Sunday, Jan.8, at the Carousel Center that resonated across the country. Read on...
North High Grad Honored
After the third annual Columbus Day Parade, October 9, 2005 , Dominick DeRegis was one of five honorees named to the North Side Walk of Honor. Names of the recipients will be inscribed on granite plaques and new honorees will be added every year. On this special occasion, North High teammates, classmates, and "Windy Hillers" all ,wish you well and congratulate you and your family. Read on...
North High Grads Honored
Popular, former North High athlete, Pete Vercillo (’51) inducted to the SUNY Morrisville Sports Wall of Fame, Class of 2005, on May 6, 2005. Read on...
Among the honorees at the 2nd Annual Syracuse Live Theater Awards (SALT) May 9, 2005 , was North High’s Bill Salamone, (’53). Bill was inducted into the Theater group’s Hall of Fame. Read on...
Athletes Gather at Annual Luncheon
On Thursday, January 13, at the North Area Athletic Club, more than 100 NHS athletes and friends gathered for their annual reunion luncheon. It was a great opportunity to reconnect, socialize and share fond memories. View Photos.
Thanks to John Campagna, Ray Rinaldi, Joe Daloia, and the several volunteers who helped make this event special.
Syracuse Hall of Fame
Among the Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame inductees, Class of 2004, was North High School, three-sport standout, Armand Magnarelli. The award was presented at the Induction Dinner on Monday, October 18, 2004 .
Congratulations Armand, from fellow NHS alumni. Armand will join North High Alumni, Bob Felasco
and Anthony “Tex” Simone. Congratulations also to Bob and “ Tex ”.
North High Alumni Honored
After the second annual Columbus Day Parade, October 10, 2004 , a ceremony was held naming five honorees to the newly created North Side Walk of Honor.Two of the five are North High Alumni; they are Mario Rossi and Cosmo Mancini. Names of the recipients will be inscribed on granite plaques and new honorees will be added every year.
Congratulations to the Mario Rossi family, and to Cosmo Mancini and his family from proud “Windy Hill” alumni.
60th Year Reunion – Class of 1944
The Class of 1944, January and June grads, celebrated its 60 year reunion on September 11, 2004 at the Ramada Inn, Liverpool
50th Year Reunion – Class of 1954
The Class of 1954 celebrated its 50 year reunion with a Dinner Dance on September 24, 2004 and a Picnic on September 25, 2004. View Photos Here.
the wonderful, magical, 50th reunion
two-day events were outstanding and most memorable!
for making our 50th an enormous success!!
do it again, soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Reunion Celebration Pictures (Part I)
Pictures (Part II)
of 1953 Reunion Page
of 1952 enjoys 50th year reunion:
Night at P&C Stadium:
Night at P&C Stadium a Grand Slam!!:
- Saturday June 8, 2002
marked a proud night for the Windy Hillers and
Northsiders! North High classmates along with
members of the 1952 and North Side Tigers Baseball
teams were joined by family and friends (100 strong)
as the players received recognition of their
championship seasons. Click
Here To View Photos
Banquet A Hit!!:
Sunday June 2, 2002, the Baseball Reunion Banquet
for the 1952 North High Championship Team joined by
the 1947-1950 North Side Tigers was held. The
gathering was a huge success and a great time
enjoyed by all. Thanks for renewing the
friendships and memories!! Click
Here To View Photos
Driscoll Proclaims June 2, 2002 as Northside Baseball