Revisiting the Start of the Cranford High Girls Basketball Team 50 Years Ago

Today at most public high schools you’ll find a full program of girls sports. The passage of Title IX in 1972 required schools receiving federal funding to not discriminate based on sex. It took some time for Cranford Public Schools to begin offering girls sports. It started with a field hockey team and in 1973, a girls basketball team was created. That team not only was a first, but it distinguished itself by playing in the state championship game its first season.

Three seniors were the core of that team. Carol BlazejowskiNancy French and Lisa Levine played together going back to their elementary grade days at Lincoln School. This week’s Cranford Radio podcast brings the three together to  talk not only about that magical season, but to go back even further to the formation of their friendship and then to catch up on what they did after graduation.

Listen to Cranford Radio podcast

Front row (left to right): Terry Madonia, Naomi McLane, Carol Blazejowski, Jane McGee Second row: Lisa Levine, Nancy French, Mary Ann Daly, Pat Gallagher

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