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These are the 50 best New Jersey public high schools for sports in 2019, report says

The 2019 Niche best school rankings are out and once again high schools from New Jersey checked in with some of the top-rated sports programs in the nation.

PHOTOS: Allentown High School in the 1910s  WFMZ Allentown

A treasure trove of artifacts from William Allen High School was recently discovered. Take a look back at the original Allentown High School in the early 1900s.

History's Headlines: J. Birney Crum: The man and the stadium  69News WFMZ-TV

'When it came to sports in Allentown and the Lehigh Valley, Birney - everybody called him Birney - was the boss.'

Allentown native Georgia Owen rocks Arm & Hammer Park before heading to Nashville

Georgia Owen has been a lifelong resident of the area, growing up in Allentown and attending Allentown High School.

Student brings handgun into Allentown High School, cops say  Asbury Park Press

ALLENTOWN - A 16-year-old student was arrested Wednesday after police say he showed up to the Allentown High School with a handgun, police say.

NJ football: Jay Graber named Matawan head coach  Asbury Park Press

Jay Graber, who resurrected a long-time dormant Allentown High School football program, was named head coach of th storied Matawan Regional program.

Allentown native and pro football Hall of Famer Andre Reed pays visit to high school students  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown native Andre Reed was happy to visit with Dieruff High School students because he was once in their shoes.

History's Headlines: William Allen archives  69News WFMZ-TV

As a new principal at William Allen High School last summer, Shannon Mayfield was curious. Just off of his office was a large safe-type vault. What was in it?

Allentown High School prom 2017 (PHOTOS)

The Times of Trenton and were there to capture images of the students as they arrived for the celebration.

Security at Allentown middle school under microscope after reports of fights last week  69News WFMZ-TV

There was a relatively calm dismissal at Harrison Morton Monday after several reports last week of fights in the school.

New Allentown football coach wants team to finish in 2019

Andrew Lachenmayer knows how to motivate athletes to find that extra gear at a moment of weakness. He has done it over and over again as a spring track and.

Allentown ZHB grants relief for City Center project  69News WFMZ-TV

The Allentown Zoning Hearing Board granted City Center Investment Corp. a variance Monday night involving one of the developer's proposed downtown ...

Famed jazz musician among 6 inducted into Dieruff High School's Wall of Distinction  69News WFMZ-TV

Famed jazz musician Rick Braun was among six names added to the school's Wall of Distinction for 2019.

Liam Murphy of Allentown is No. 1 in the Nation this Season - Atlantic Highlands Herald  Atlantic Highlands Herald

PHOTO: Left to right: Freeholder Gerry P. Scharfenberger, Ph.D., Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, Mike O'Loughlin, Liam Murphy, Freeholder Director Thomas A.

Sound the trumpet for Allentown High horn player Drew Borek (L.A. PARKER COLUMN)  The Trentonian

Chris Borek sounded almost apologetic. "Do you think there may be space in The Trentonian for my son. He was just named to the All-Eastern Honors Ensemble ...

Allentown native, former Chrysler CEO Lee Iacocca remembered  69News WFMZ-TV

The master pitchman and auto industry legend passed away Tuesday.

Allentown police, Dieruff High School face off on the court  69News WFMZ-TV

Two teams warming up on the hardwood but this game is no normal match up at Dieruff High School.

Allentown High School suspends student who posted 'racial bias' image online  The Trentonian

ALLENTOWN >> Following The Trentonian's news reporting and opinion columns highlighting an incident of racial bias at Allentown High School, school ...

Allentown School Board considering 3.5% tax hike  69News WFMZ-TV

The budget proposal included a more than 3% tax hike, which would cost property owners an extra $76 on a home assessed at $110000.

Teen caught in Allentown high school with knife  WFMZ Allentown

School security spotted the teen entering the school and going into a bathroom.

Allentown High School Target of Unfounded Bomb Threat  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

A Monmouth County school was evacuated for the second day in a row over a bomb threat.

History's Headlines: The Jackson Two  69News WFMZ-TV

Eighty years ago, Allentown High School (now Willian Allen HS) was known for its excellent sports teams. And among the young men that played for those teams ...

US News Best High Schools 2019: Heres How 350 NJ Schools Ranked  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

NJ Schools Make Elite US News List - Point Pleasant, NJ - UPDATE: US News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

Allentown man charged in wallet snatching outside bank ATM  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Authorities allege a Whitehall Township man wrestled a wallet away from a victim, who was using an ATM in Downtown Allentown.

Allentown vs The Peddie School Girls Lacrosse Preview

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Local softball team going to Babe Ruth World Series in Florida

The United States women's national soccer team is not the only female sports team making waves this summer. The Allentown/Upper Freehold/Millstone 8U ...

Allentown singles players looking to lift boys' tennis team into contention

Boys' tennis in Mercer County is almost like football in Texas or lacrosse in Maryland. The residents in the county are very passionate when it comes to tennis.

Gov. Wolf's executive actions on charter schools could have major impact in Lehigh Valley  69News WFMZ-TV

Governor Tom Wolf was in town Tuesday to announce actions that he says will level the educational playing field.

Challenge aims to toss Allentown schools candidate off Democratic primary ballot  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A member of the Allentown school board has filed a challenge to have a fellow board member and candidate tossed off the Democratic ...

Lane restrictions in place for Allentown due to construction, replacement projects  69News WFMZ-TV

Lane restrictions will be in effect on the Hamilton Street Bridge on Wednesday, June 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.and on the Basin Street Bridge over the Little ...

Allentown desires 'a complete count' for the 2020 Census  69News WFMZ-TV

In an effort to ensure a "complete census count" for Allentown's toughest neighborhoods, city officials held a meeting Tuesday in Allentown.

Witnesses: Masked men with AR-15s opened fire outside Allentown nightclub  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Witnesses to the early-morning shooting outside the Déjà Vu Night Club in Allentown told police that three masked men, two armed with ...

Referendum questions will appear on Allentown's November ballot  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown City Council approved two bills during Wednesday night's session that will give voters the opportunity to change when budgets are composed and ...

New Jersey high school's 'Alien' play is the talk of Hollywood  69News WFMZ-TV

A high school production of the iconic 1979 movie "Alien" has burst onto the scene and even garnered Hollywood's attention.

Allentown City Council hopeful wants inclusionary zoning in bid to increase affordable housing  69News WFMZ-TV

Ce-Ce Gerlach, who is running for city council, says the city has an affordable housing problem.

Allentown girls' soccer bids to repeat as Group 3 state champion

Allentown High School enjoyed a banner girls' soccer season in 2017. The Redbirds finished 22-1 and won the Group 3 state tournament championship, the first ...

State representatives weigh in on AR-15's being used in Allentown nightclub shooting  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Two local state representatives are weighing in on reports of A-R-15's being used in the nightclub shooting in Allentown that injured 10.

Allentown's Campbell earns national scholar-athlete distinction | Examiner

On June 5, the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame named 82 members to its 2018-19 Team of Distinction. The NFF is legit, too.

2-alarm fire damages Allentown home  69News WFMZ-TV

The two-alarm fire broke out earlier Thursday afternoon at a home on Marshall Street.

Emmaus High School student draws national recognition  69News WFMZ-TV

His girlfriend says there was a marker or pencil in his hand even back in middle school.

Dozens of high school students run through dress rehearsal for Freddy Awards  69News WFMZ-TV

EASTON, Pa. - Dozens of high school students from across the region packed the stage at the State Theatre in Easton Wednesday night for a dress rehearsal.

Club owner, security guard shot outside Allentown nightclub  69News WFMZ-TV

Witnesses told police the shooting stemmed from a fight that started inside the nightclub and spilled outside into the parking lot.

Graber will seek to rebuild Matawan into a state gridiron power

Nine years ago as a 25-year old coach, Jay Graber was determined to put a dormant football program on the New Jersey map. So he took over at Allentown ...

Diocese of Allentown appoints principal for recovery high school  69News WFMZ-TV

The Diocese of Allentown has appointed a principal for the faith-based recovery high school, Kolbe Academy.

ASD: No deal yet with charter schools on budget concessions  69News WFMZ-TV

The 2019-2020 Allentown School District budget, and ostensibly its immediate financial future, remains murky as of Thursday night.

Some on city council want to take action after shooting outside Allentown nightclub  69News WFMZ-TV

This isn't the first time a shooting has happened outside the bar or in that area, and that has some on city council wanting to take stronger action.

Local nonprofit organization aims to ease hunger pains in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

It was high noon at Little Lehigh in Allentown, where a parking lot transformed into a makeshift lunch spot.

Allentown celebrates 4th with food, music, games and more  69News WFMZ-TV

Plenty of people were already enjoying the day at Cedar Beach Park ahead of the city's huge Fourth of July celebration Thursday evening.

Allentown's Irving pool to reopen Saturday  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown's Irving Pool will reopen on Saturday, July 13 at 12 noon.

Allentown Diocese says it's made changes in year since grand jury report  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - It was a year ago Wednesday that a grand jury report came out detailing widespread sexual abuse within the Pennsylvania Catholic Church.

Diocese of Allentown announces specialized curriculum for recovery high school  69News WFMZ-TV

The Diocese of Allentown will be opening a high school with the focus of helping teenagers struggling with substance abuse.

Allentown, Cornell University to study noise pollution in the city  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown is partnering with Cornell University and the Allentown Vision 2030 Comprehensive and Economic Development Plan to study noise pollution in the ...

Emmaus High School student hit by car  69News WFMZ-TV

Police said the teen was crossing the street when she was hit, but her injuries do not appear to be serious.

Notre Dame vs Allentown Girls Lacrosse | Photo Galleries

Join and MarketFair Mall for our Kids Expo on Sunday, September 29. Expect fun, games, and more from exciting vendors for kids and ...

Allentown Housing Authority plans to sell downtown building, relocate residents  69News WFMZ-TV

101 North 7th Street, right on the corner of 7th and Linden streets, currently houses 20 families.

Police: Man run down in alley fires at driver  69News WFMZ-TV

Police said the driver blocked the victim's garage with his car and refused to move. He then allegedly ran him down.

Allentown's Cedar Beach Pool reopens  69News WFMZ-TV

The pool reopened at 3 p.m. after city personnel installed a replacement motor.

Allentown City Council members differ on who's responsible for roof collapses  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown city council members are reacting after multiple porches collapsed Monday night.

AHA honors Allentown EMS for its treatment of heart attack victims  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown EMS is being honored for the fifth consecutive year by the American Heart Association for its treatment of victims of a heart attack.

Allentown School District audit report has failing grade  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A new audit ordered by the Allentown School District Board of Directors shows the Allentown School District is struggling to make the grade.

Witnesses tell police accused shooter sat in car with shotgun on his lap  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Witnesses told police that the Allentown man arrested in connection to a shooting outside the Trout Run Apartments last week sat in his car ...

Developer gives update on Allentown's NIZ, revitalization efforts  69News WFMZ-TV

Developer JB Reilly spoke to the Chamber of Commerce Thursday about what's next in the Neighborhood Improvement Zone.

Blues, Brews & Barbecue returns to downtown Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Festival season is ramping up this weekend with a special street celebration of food and music. Blues, Brews & Barbecue returns to ...

Allentown mayoral vote part of Pa. primary elections Tuesday  69News WFMZ-TV

There are four Democrats and one Republican. Tim Ramos is unopposed on the Republican side.

'Healthy Hoops' teaches kids about asthma in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Folks from the Ameri-Health Caritas' outreach program, "Healthy Hoops," visited South Mountain Middle School Thursday.

Ashley McBryde to headline for Brooks and Dunn at the Great Allentown Fair  69News WFMZ-TV

Tickets for the Aug. 29th show are on sale now for $45 and $85.

Allentown expands summer youth meals programs  69News WFMZ-TV

Mayor Ray O'Connell announced Friday the expansion of the city's summer youth meals program.

NY real estate firm buys West End building in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Krieger Real Estate, a real estate firm which specializes in investment properties and property management, has purchased the three-story, ...

NFL legend Rashad Jennings stops by school in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Former Giants running back Rashad Jennings wowed the kids and left them with an important message.

Monmouth County High School Suspends Student Over Racist Photo: Principal

Freehold, NJ - The photo, posted to social media hours after Trump was elected president, also was reported to NJ State Police as a bias crime, she said.

Former Allentown police chief, councilman David Howells Sr. passes away  69News WFMZ-TV

The City of Allentown is mourning the death and celebrating the life of a longtime public servant.

Dieruff students to perform in High Notes Gala  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown School District's 9th annual High Notes Gala is this weekend. The city's middle and high schools will perform a snippet from their school musical at the ...

First Building 21 student accepted, committed to Penn State campus  69News WFMZ-TV

Penn State Lehigh Valley officials and the Nittany Lion surprised high school senior Marilyn Reyes with a hand-delivered acceptance letter Friday.

Upper Freehold School District put on lockdown after threat  News 12 New Jersey

The entire Upper Freehold School District was put into lockdown Tuesday after a threat was made against Allentown High School.

First 4 vendors announced for Downtown Allentown Market  69News WFMZ-TV

The Downtown Allentown Market is slated to open along the ArtsWalk this fall.

Proposed bill would authorize state to tear down Allentown State hospital, find a buyer  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - State Senator Pat Browne introduced a bill Monday directing the state Department of General Services to create a competitive bidding ...

3 men charged in Allentown burglary, police chase  69News WFMZ-TV

The driver of the getaway car that allegedly struck an Allentown police officer following a daylight burglary attempt is being held on $1 million bail.

Local High School Trumpet Student Drew Borek Selected to Perform in Prestigious 2019 NAFME All-Eastern Honors Ensembles

Local Allentown High School Student and Hamilton resident, Drew Borek an accomplished trumpet player with the NJ All State Wind Ensemble has been ...

Town hall held to discuss proposed 'inclusionary zoning' in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

A town hall was held to discuss a proposal aimed at making sure the city has quality housing for people with low to moderate incomes.

Annual West End Cleanup takes place in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Saturday's cleanup will focus on the business district.

Allentown planners want more detail on Union Terrace townhouse proposal  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - The owner of a vacant property in Allentown's Union Terrace neighborhood is looking to the city for direction on what he and a neighboring ...

3 injured when vehicles crash in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

One of the vehicles ended up on its side, police said.

Police allegedly find man sleeping in his car, gun in his hand  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - When Allentown police happened upon a man sleeping his car early Monday morning, officers said he had his hand on what would turn out ...

Emotions flare at Allentown City Council meeting  69News WFMZ-TV

The Allentown City Council meeting got a little heated Wednesday night as residents and council members made their feelings known about recent violence in ...

Developer Ramzi Haddad gets probation for role in pay-to-play scheme  69News WFMZ-TV

Haddad must also pay a $25000 fine and perform 100 hours of community *service* in Allentown.

Allentown SD wins grant to renovate youth baseball field  69News WFMZ-TV

Youth baseball players in Allentown will soon see upgrades to their baseball field thanks, in part, to Chase Utley.

Allentown woman awarded $270k in excessive force lawsuit against Allentown police  69News WFMZ-TV

Charlene Klein has been awarded 270000 by a federal jury, Klein's attorney said.

LIVE NOW: 2019 Freddy Awards nominations  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Thursday is a big day for high school theater students across the Lehigh Valley, as the Freddy Award nominations will be announced!

Hazmat crews called to Easton Area Middle School after pepper spray released in cafeteria  69News WFMZ-TV

FORKS TWP., Pa. - Students at Easton Area Middle School were dismissed early Monday after a hazmat situation. The superintendent says a student released a ...

More than 2 dozen honored at Allentown ceremony marking National EMS Week  69News WFMZ-TV

Allentown EMS recognized 26 city paramedics, policemen, firemen and communications center staff members at a ceremony in City Council Chambers ...

Allentown SD selects new principal for William Allen High School  69News WFMZ-TV

The Allentown School District has selected a new principal for William Allen High School.

Teen hiker rescued after fall at Lehigh Gap Nature Center  69News WFMZ-TV

The 18-year-old was hiking and climbing with two friends in an area known as Devin's Point when he fell.

City Center seeking to convert former Holiday Inn in Allentown to apartments  69News WFMZ-TV

The company has decided to reuse the building for apartments "due to the strong demand," said City Center Project Manager Robert DiLorenzo.

Police investigate after 2 cars chase, shoot at each other in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Multiple people called 911 around 7 p.m. to report the apparent shootout.

Court tosses lawsuit son of ex-Allentown chief filed against Lehigh County DA  69News WFMZ-TV

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A federal civil lawsuit brought against Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and other officials by the son of a former police chief has ...

YMCA in Allentown cuts ribbon on new teen recreation room  69News WFMZ-TV

Lafayette Ambassador Bank joined the branch Monday to cut the ribbon on their new teen recreation room at the YMCAon the 400 block of South 15th Street.

Police find man in manic state in Wawa restroom  69News WFMZ-TV

Police were called to a Wawa in Lower Nazareth Township after receiving reports of man "tweeking out" in the men's bathroom.

Body found in Lehigh Canal in Allentown  69News WFMZ-TV

Police said there were no obvious signs indicating how the female died. An autopsy is set for Monday.

Pennsylvania not currently moving forward with plans to sell Allentown State Hospital property  69News WFMZ-TV

That's according to a court filing agreed upon by the state and by developer Nat Hyman, who filed a lawsuit against the state to protect the property.

PPL prepares for heatwave  69News WFMZ-TV

The electricity company says they are constantly cleaning lines and replacing aging equipment as they prepare for extreme weather all year long.

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