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!