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Greater Syracuse Hall of Fame Inducts

Al Merola

    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 

    2 Sectional 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 Click Here


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”.   Read on...

  New Honoree


     Bob Felasco 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.  Read on...


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  

Inducts Magnarelli

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.

January 2004: Congratulations and Thanks to the Athletic Reunion Committee!!

It was a great luncheon and a unique opportunity to celebrate our school’s athletic legacy. On a blustery, cold, winter afternoon, over 100 former NHS athletes and friends gathered to rekindle memories of their school, teammates, coaches and team successes. 

Thanks, John Campagna, Joe Daloia, Ray Rinaldi and others who assisted.

We sincerely appreciate your efforts!! 

 Click Here To View Photos  

September 2003: Class of 1953 celebrated its 50th and finest reunion:

"So long ago, yet so recent. So hazy in our memories yet so clear. So distant from us yet so close to us. Something we miss, yet something that has never left us.”

The spirit and camaraderie of our high school days, were clearly present at the wonderful, magical, 50th reunion celebration.

The two-day events were outstanding and most memorable!

Thanks for making our 50th an enormous success!!

Let’s do it again, soon!!!!!!!!!!!

View Reunion Celebration Pictures (Part I) 


View Reunion Celebration 

Pictures (Part II)


Class of 1953 Reunion Page  


September 2002: Class of 1952 enjoys 50th year reunion:

August 2002:  Alumni Night at P&C Stadium:

June 2002:  Reunion 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

June 2002: Baseball Banquet A Hit!!:

  • On 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

June 2002: Mayor Driscoll Proclaims June 2, 2002 as Northside Baseball Anniversary Day:

  • Mayor Matthew J. Driscoll Proclaims June 2, 2002 as Northside Baseball Anniversary in the City of Syracuse.  This was done in honor of the 1952 North High School Championship Baseball Team and the North Side Tiger City and State Championship Baseball Teams. Click Here to View The Proclamation

March 2002: NorthHigh.net:

  • On Friday March 8, 2002 the NorthHigh.net website is launched.






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