Welcome to the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame Website

Established in 2011, the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame is the product of many months of hard work by group of dedicated men and women, young and old, male and female that was determined to give recognition to the many people that have contributed immensely to the continued success of one of the most noted athletic programs in the State of Maine.

This organization was the brainchild of a York student named Linnie Blais in 2009 as part of a senior project. Subsequently, students Brian Farrell, Alexis Rennie, and Nicole Taylor continued to the point of actually having a Hall of Fame. Hopefully, as the years go by and different people are honored you can come to this site and look through the details about the inductees, nominate new candidates, and revel in the stories that make the York tradition so rich.

To find information on the men and women who have been inducted into the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame, select “Hall of Famers” in the menu.

If you wish to nominate someone for the YHS Hall of Fame, you can print and fill out the Nomination form [pdf file] and return it no later than Labor Day of the induction year to:

Sue Sedgewick
York High School Athletic Department
1 Roberts Stevens Drive
York, Maine 03909

The latest news regarding Hall of Fame events is displayed below.

YHS HoF Class of 2016 Announced, Induction Ceremony on Sunday, October 16th

The York High School Athletic Hall of Fame is proud to announce the induction of 9 more outstanding athletes and contributors to the Hall of Fame. The Class of 2016 will be honored on two separate occasions. First, the Hall of Fame Roll Call at halftime of the October 14th York High School Homecoming football game where we will present this year’s inductees along with current Hall of Famers (7 p.m. kickoff @ YHS Stadium Field).

Second, the Induction Ceremony on Sunday, October 16th at the beautiful Clay Hill Farm restaurant in York, Maine. Join us for lunch and a memorable afternoon honoring this year’s nominees. Festivities begin at 11:00 a.m….tickets are $38 per person and can be purchased by contacting YHS Athletic Director, Andy Wood through email, awood@yorkhighschool.org or by calling 207-363-3621. For more information LIKE us on Facebook!

2016 Class of the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame:

Steve Bolster, 1982
Rick Carl, 1971
Mike Cicero, 2002
Mary Coite, 1964
Katie d’Entremont, 1996
W. Alan “Mike” Ford, 1976 -1980
Jim Littlefield, 1967
Peter Stevens, 1983
Jason Webber, 1993

Thanks for making the 2016 Hall of Fame fundraiser a success

Thank you Sponsors with Star Image 2016
We had a wonderful day for Nine and Unwind! The weather was perfect, the Cape Neddick Country Club was in great shape, the barbecue delicious, and Johnny Wad put on a fabulous show! Many thanks to Dustin Hunter, Ryan Mondor, Roland Felch and the entire CNCC staff for a well run golf outing!

A huge thank you goes out to our sponsors….Johnny Wad and The Cash, York Hospital, Fernwood Inc., Clark and Howell, Estes Oil and Propane, York Parks & Recreation Department, Mainely Grass, VFW Post 6977, Starkey Ford, Fogg Brothers Drywall, York Soccer Club, Graystone Builders, Amidon Family Dentistry, and York House of Pizza. Your generous support allows us to continue our work of recognizing York High School’s outstanding athletes and contributors.

Thank you as well to businesses and individuals that donated raffle prizes….Ryan and Dawn Fernald (Red Sox Tickets), Nubble Light Photo (Crystal Butler, Sunshine Photography), Srixon Driver (Dustin Hunter, CNCC), 5 1-Hour golf lessons (Ryan Mondor, CNCC), Fisherman’s Dock Gift Certificate (Randy and Tracey Small), 100 Gallons of #2 Heating Fuel (Mike Estes, Estes Oil), Signed “The Player’s” golf hat and towel (Kaye Bradley), 2 Tickets to The Travelers Golf Championship (Keegan Bradley), York Parks & Rec Gift Certificate (York Parks & Rec), One Year YHS Athletic Pass (YHS Athletic Department).

Last but not least, thank you to our participants…golfers and music lovers alike. We had a great turnout and hope to continue this event for years to come!

Stay in touch with the YHS Athletic Hall of Fame by visiting our website (www.yorkhsmainehof.org) or becoming a fan of our Facebook page. Upcoming events include the 2016 Induction Banquet in October along with introductions of new and current Hall members at halftime of the 2016 YHS Homecoming football game! More details will be published by late summer.

That’s all for now! Go Wildcats and future YHS Hall of Famers!

YHS Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
Preserving History – Honoring Excellence – Connecting Generations

Golf tournament on May 20 to benefit YHS Athletic Hall of Fame

Golf Tournament
On Friday, May 20th the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame will host Nine and Unwind! Held at the beautiful Cape Neddick Country Club, our 4th annual benefit includes 9 Holes of Golf, BBQ dinner, PLUS, live music from legendary blues and rock band, Johnny Wad and The Cash! Gather your 4-Person team for a fun scramble tournament, 4pm-Shotgun start. The event fee is $65 per person which includes 9 holes of golf, prizes, cart, BBQ dinner and Entertainment following the round. Not a golfer? Not a problem! Stop by at 7:30pm to enjoy Johnny Wad & The Cash, $10 cover charge at the door.

Play NINE and then UNWIND! To register, contact Robin Cogger at 207-363-1040 or email, rcogger@yorkmaine.org.

Golf Scramble to Benefit Hall of Fame

Help support the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame by enjoying a round of golf at the beautiful Cape Neddick Country Club, Cape Neddick, Maine! Gather your team and join us for a fun, 4-person scramble on Saturday, September 20, 2014, 9:30am-Shotgun start. Tournament fee is $100 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, prizes, cart and BBQ luncheon following the round. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams, while individual contests include, longest drive, closest to the pin, straightest drive, and outstanding raffle prizes!

To register, call 363-1040 or mail roster and check (Payable to YHSAHOF) to: Robin Cogger, York Parks & Recreation Department, 186 York Street, York, ME 03909. Sign up through September 12, 2014, while space permits. rcogger@yorkmaine.org

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The YHS Athletic Hall of Fame committee is seeking to raise awareness and necessary funding to continue recognizing outstanding athletic accomplishments by YHS athletes, coaches, administrators, and special contributors. For more information about the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame, please visit our website at www.yorkhsmainehof.org or contact Sue Sedgewick, York High School Athletic Department, 207-363-3621 or ssedgewick@yorkschools.org.

Rain Date – September 21, 2014

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Third Hall of Fame Class Announced

The third class of the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted at a 1:00 pm ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 1 at the American Legion Hall in York.

The 2013 inductees are Garret Bertolini (1982), Andrea (Little) Limbago (1994), John Bridges (1954), Christopher Powers (2005), Joanna Brown (1994), Glenn Todd (1980), Peggy (Hilton) d’Entremont (1975), Frank Twombly (1964), Michaela Franey (2007) and Charlie Welner (coach 1959-1966).

York High HOF Class of 2013

Left to right: Frank Twombly, MIke Little for daughter Andrea (Little) Limbago, Charlie Welner, Jim Powers for son Chris Powers, Peggy (Hilton) D’Entremont, Joanna Brown, Garret Bertolini, David Bridges for father John Bridges, Michaela Franey, and Glenn Todd.

Read the York Weekly article, York inducts third class into school’s Athletics Hall of Fame.

 

YHS Hall of Fame 2013 Golf Scramble

The York High School Athletic Hall of Fame is holding a golf scramble event at the Cape Neddick Country Club on September 21, 2013.

Call 363-1040 to sign up or send team names and check ($100 per person payable to YHSAHOF) to:

Robin Cogger, York Parks & Recreation Dept., 186 York Street, York, ME 03909

See the flyer for details on prizes and raffles. Continue reading

Second class inducted into York High School Athletic Hall of Fame

On November 25, 2012, the York High School Athletics Hall of Fame officially inducted  10 new members at its second annual awards ceremony banquet. From the article in Seacoastonline by Jay Pinsonnault:

“It was a huge success,” York athletic director Ted Welch said. “I was really impressed with the speeches people gave. It’s more than just the accomplishments on the athletic fields, it is what they learned about life that’s impressive.”

The 10-member class consists of Tony Anni (1985), Shelby Marshall (1989), Lani (Boardman) Silversides (2001), Todd Spelman (2000), Brian Carl (2001), Hal Stanwood (1971), Bill Fisher (1948), Becky Wacker (2002), Donald Hansen (1966) and John Welch (1940).

“I love the history part of this,” Welch said. “One of our goals with this Hall of Fame was preserving history. We had people here from 1940 to the present, and this links the present to the past and it honors the tradition.”

Cody Smith Photography

Bill Fisher started the York High School cross country team in 1945, led the Wildcats to eight league championships, a state championship in 1948, and retired from coaching in 1964.

Fisher’s two sons, Bill Jr. and David, both York High School graduates, were at the ceremony.

“He would’ve been pleased and honored to be recognized in this way,” Bill Jr. said. “The afternoon was enjoyable and there was a common theme from all the inductees about the importance of family and support. Seeing so many athletes be recognized in various sports and celebrate their accomplishments was great.”

Silversides, 29, played soccer, basketball and track in her four years at York. She graduated with 1,413 points and is the school record holder with 1,111 rebounds and 299 blocks. She then played four seasons of women’s basketball at the University of Vermont.

Silversides’ former basketball coach, Rick Clark, presented her to the crowd.

“I was very impressed and humbled,” said Silversides, the girls basketball coach at Phillips Andover Academy for the past eight years. “The York coaches always supported us not only as athletes but also students and people in general. My coaches not only supported me for the season they coached me, but also encouraged me to play multiple sports. I totally respected that and appreciated that.”

Silversides’ father, Wayne Boardman, was part of last year’s inaugural class.

“It’s really neat for me to share this with my dad,” said Silversides, a mother of two. “I attribute all my athletic success to him, and my mom. Whenever he came home after a long day of work, I always asked him to rebound for me and shoot with me, and he always said yes. My parents also never missed a high school game of mine and just three college games, and now they come down and watch me coach. I am forever grateful to them for their support.”

Spelman, who played two years of tennis at Saint Michael’s College, won the Class B boys tennis individual championship as a sophomore, played three years of varsity basketball and was captain his senior season.

“It was great to see the people from the ’40s, ’70s and ’80s and see what their accomplishments were,” Spelman said. “It was interesting to hear their stories, all of them had better achievements than me. It was an amazing day, it really exceeded my expectations.”

Last year’s class included Wayne Boardman, Rich LaBonte, Rob Berry, Mike Sullivan, Kristen Briggs, Robert Butler Sr., Kathy Calo, Robert Craig, Larry Ellis, Dave Fernald, Ralph Gile, Ned Grieg, Larry Lapham, Elizabeth Sawyer Hoefler and Angie Suffridge.

Photos available from Cody Smith Photography.

Introducing the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame Website

On Nov. 27, 2011, the inaugural class of the York High School Athletic Hall of Fame was inducted at the York American Legion banquet hall in front of more than 150 invited friends and family members.

The 15 2011 inductees included Robert Berry (1983), Wayne Boardman (1969), Kristen Briggs (1992), Robert Butler Sr., who served as the school’s athletic director for 26 years from 1958 to 1983, Kathy Calo (1979), Robert Craig (1937), Larry Ellis (1939), Dave Fernald (1969), Ralph Gile (1940), Ned Grieg (1975), Elizabeth Sawyer Hoefler (1953), Richard LaBonte (1983), Larry Lapham (baseball, girls basketball coach, boys basketball coach), Angie Suffridge (1987), and Mike Sullivan (boys soccer coach). For more details, read the 11/30/11 York Weekly article, York inducts initial class into school’s Hall of Fame. Continue reading