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Mar 24, 2018
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Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation: Hall of Fame

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1946 Boys Basketball 

The 1945-46 Varsity Basketball team won the Saratoga County League Championship, the first team in the history of our school district to do so. The team had a 14 game winning streak, and was led by Robert (Doc) Hodgson, who had a total of 201 points. Other members of the team were Jack Beaudoin, Cliff Belott, Walt Brandt, Harold (Boo) Brust, Bernie Cunningham, Fred Lockwood, Don (Moose) Marshall, George Neidhammer, Don Parskoeim, and the manager was John Kolar. The coach of the team was Walter Reid.

Boys Baseball 1948

Coach Walter Reid and his baseball team won the Saratoga County League championship, the first in the history of the school. The team was rated one of the top teams in the area for good baseball and sportsmanship. Members of the team were Donald Berthiaume, William Chandler, Edwin Collins Jr., Gareth Dunham, Douglas Fawthrop, Arthur Finger, W. Fredenburg, Frank Hemsing, Glen Kinns, Joseph Landolfo, Ernie Martin, Irving Martin, Charles Mason, Howard McCoy, Ted Michalec, Douglas Nessle, Albert Parker, Jim Roberts, L. John Sheffer Jr., Charles Travis, Roger Travis, K. Welch, Jack Williams, and manager Norman Brown.

Boys Soccer 1949

The team won both the Saratoga County League Championship and Section 2, Class C Championship for the first time in the history of the BH-BL School District. The boys soccer team was coached by Walter Reid and Jack Rentz. Team members included Ronald Ashdown, James Bates, Robert Boice, Jude Bourdeau, Robert Campbell, Edward Chase, R. Chrisman, Ralph Cook, John Dadeo, Merritt Daniels, William Deising, Armen DiGuiseppi, Marven DuBois, William Gocha, Frank Hemsing, Norman Hogan, William Hogan, Bruce Hubbs, Thomas Kenyon, Dale Kline, William Manhey, Richard Maples, Ted Michalec, William Min-Mack, John Morgan, Charles Nessle, Robert Nessle, Edward Rindfleish, Daniel Rivers, Richard Romac, Wilbur Rue, Chester Rychick, Jack Seibert, L. John Shaffer Jr., Thomas Stern, Frank Varrone, Edward Weeks, Albert White, and manager John Dadez.

Girls Soccer 2003

The Varsity Girls Soccer team won the State Class A Championship game against Southside, 1-0, with a goal by Jillian Caracciolo and assists by Emily Lewek and Jenny Ives. For Coach Kevin Fitzpatrick, who won Section 2 Coach of the year in 2003, the team performed admirably. “From day one, they have been a challenge for me as a coach, but one I would gladly do again,” Fitzpatrick stated. The team had an overall record of 17-4-4 in a very tough Suburban Council schedule, with 14 shutouts, 53 goals scored, and 14 allowed. The leading scorers for the team were Tammy Brewster (14 goals and 8 assists,) Emily Lewek (11 goals and 19 assists,) and Jenny Ives (9 goals and 2 assists.) Goalkeeper Katie Melsert ended her career with 33 shutouts that year, and Jessie Klapper played goalkeeper off the bench.

 Along the way, the team beat Shalmont to capture the Class A Sectional title, and swept Fulton and Plattsburgh for the Regional title. In addition to the State Title, the girls were rewarded with many individual honors as well. Jen Ives was named to the All-State Team as a 1st Team selection, and was also the Section 2 Player of the Year. The Suburban Council All-Stars for the 1st Team were Leah Perazzo, Emily Lewek and Jenny Ives, and all three players also secured a spot on the Section 2 All-Star Team. Suburban Council 2nd Team honors went to Tammy Brewster and Stefanie Green, and Honorable Mention to Tina Brewster, Jillian Carocciolo, and Katie Melsert. The JV Team was coached by Brian Bold, Freshman Team by Penny McDonnell and the Modified Team by Fuji Battenhausen. Other members of the team were Amanda Disorbo, Jen Decresente, Kara Eaker, Lisa Ferraro, Sarah Halbig, Kate Houghtalen, Robin Jess, Kelly McMahon, Sara Pauze, Caitlin Seymour, Emily Trolio, Sarah Van Epps, with post season addition Heather Hahn. Managers were Mallorie Marshall and Katie Campe.