November 14th, 2013
Vt. Sports Hall to induct 12 at Sunday dinner
The Vermont Sports Hall of Fame will induct its second class of honorees Sunday with a gala dinner at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington.
A public reception will begin at 4 p.m. with dinner at 5 and ceremonies to follow.
Tickets are still available at vermontsportshall.com or by calling 660-7503.
Being honored this year are:
Barbara Ann Cochran, U.S. Olympic gold medalist in Alpine skiing.
Keith Cieplicki, Rice Memorial High and William and Mary basketball star.
Ollie Dunlap. Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans football legend.
Ray Fisher, Middlebury High School and College baseball star and major league pitcher for 10 years, appearing in 1919 World Series with Cincinnati.
Edward F. (Ed) Kehoe, Vermont fish and game commissioner for 17 years
Billy Kidd, U.S. Olympic Alpine silver medal winner and FIS individual champion.
Ralph Lapointe, Winooski High and University of Vermont baseball star. Major league infielder and UVM baseball coach.
Phil Latreille, Middlebury College hockey star. Still holds NCAA records in goals per game, per season and career.
Jean Robinson, girls basketball coach at Burlington High and Essex High for 34 years with 623-174 won-loss mark.
Gretchen Scheuermann, Stowe High and Northwestern University field hockey star.
The First David Hakins Award, for exceptional promotion and business leadership to better Vermont sports, named for the recently deceased Vermont Life Magazine publisher, will be awarded to Burlington businessman and Vermont Lake Monsters owner Ray Pecor for saving professional minor league baseball in Vermont.
A special historical award will go to Newport native Charles F. Adams, who founded the Boston Bruins.
Former Redhawks on collegiate scene
Among former Champlain Valley Union High athletes making their way on the college sports scene, or about to:
Former CVU football star Matt Long has been a senior starter on the defensive line at 7-1 Wesleyan. Long had four solo tackles in a Nov. 2 win over Bowdoin. He has also been on the field with special teams and on offense in crucial short yardage situations.
Former CVU hockey player Eric Robinson is on the St. Michael’s College hockey team as a junior.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent