2015 BHS Sports Hall of Fame Winners Announced

front, from left: members of the 2000 soccer team Dane Mahoney, Alan Tomczykowski, Ryan Wilson, Rich Tomczykowski and Matt Kruger; rear, from left, Carla (Inferrera) Monte, Kim (Ratcliffe) Ginder, Carol Ward, Kevin Paul Dupont, Kip Sternberg, Joe Dooley, Coach Dave Wilson and soccer team members Dave Webster, John Bentley and Scott Epple.
Inducted into the 2013 Sports Hall of Fame were (front, from left) members of the 2000 soccer team Dane Mahoney, Alan Tomczykowski, Ryan Wilson, Rich Tomczykowski and Matt Kruger; (rear, from left) Carla (Inferrera) Monte, Kim (Ratcliffe) Ginder, Carol Ward, Kevin Paul Dupont, Kip Sternberg, Joe Dooley, Coach Dave Wilson and soccer team members Dave Webster, John Bentley and Scott Epple.

Submitted by the Bedford Athletic Association

Nine Bedford High School alumni plus the members of a pioneering girls’ team will be inducted into the BHS School Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies planned for Saturday evening, April 11.

The induction, which begins with a reception and dinner, begins at 6 p.m. at the American Legion hall, 357 The Great Road, Bedford. Reservations are available from the BHS athletics office (781-275-1700, press 7).

The Hall of Fame was launched in 2006 by the Bedford Athletic Association. This will be the fifth class to be inducted. Honorees were nominated through a public process and chosen by a selection committee composed of current and former sportswriters and officials of the BAA and youth sports organizations.

The new members of the Hall of Fame are:Jennifer Champney ’06, 1,000-point careerbasketball soccer for both Bedford High and Wheaton College, qualifier for state high jump, captain in basketball, field hockey, track.

  • Gerry Cohen ’08, four-year basketball starter, three-time Dual County League basketball MVP, second leading all-time scorer at BHS.
  • Joe LaDow ’72, three-year starter and two-year all-star in football, two-year starter and all-star in basketball, distinguished career as local firefighter and emergency medical technician.
  • Terrance Favors ’08, four-year varsity basketball, DCL all-star, conference player-of-the-year at Becker College 2012, second all-time scoring leader at Becker, now playing professionally.
  • Jonathan Gault ’09, second in Division 2 state two-mile, third in state Division 2 cross-country 2008, Eastern Massachusetts Division 4 cross-country champion 2008, successful distance running career at Dartmouth College.
  • Liam Hurley ’90, leading rebounder, second-leading scorer as a senior on 16-5 basketball team, league all-star in basketball, soccer and tennis.
  • John Isnor ’81, league MVP in hockey as a junior, and a golfer and all-star two-way football player.
  • Vin McGrath ’98, multiple-year all-star in football, also played basketball and baseball, quarterback at Merrimack College, assistant football and basketball coach at BHS for past decade.
  • Colleen Strachan ’08, a three-sport captain and six-time league all-star, fifth-leading all-time scorer in lacrosse at Merrimack College, female scholar-athlete of the year 2011.
  • Girls’ cross-country team, 1974: one of the first high school girls’ cross-country teams in the state; league and district champion, second place in state meet.

It’s going to be a great night – get your tickets early!

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