Senior Year

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Please hover over the "Our ELHS Years" link to view our commencement, senior candids, and other years. Photos and their captions courtesy of our yearbook unless otherwise noted.
 
Class Officers

Sue Abel, vice president; Nancy Bryson, secretary; Greg Naylor, member-at-large; Debbie Campanella, president; Allison Lipp, treasurer. Not pictured: Advisors Mrs. Adeline Wilk and Mr. John Katsoulis.
 
Class Roster

Susan Abel, Charles Ackerman, Donna Anderson, Jayne Anderson, Sandra Andrews, Deborah Andwood, Adele Archie, Sharon Austin,

Linda Bates, Paul Battige, John Beery, Lynn Belliveau, Patricia Berard, Leslie Bergeron, Janet Betterley, Nancy Birtwell, Donna Bitzer, Nancy Blaisdell, Judith Bliss, Jean Bonin, Christine Bortle, James Bourque, Kendra Bowker, Laura Bradley, Lawrence Bradley, Robert Bradley, Arlene Breau, Janice Breen, Sandra Brennan, Nancy Bryson, Andrea Burger, Jeffrey Burton, Debra Butler,

Marlene Cabana, Debra Campanella, Roger Campbell, David Carpenter, Bruce Carriere, Nancy Cauley, Stephanie Chmielewski, Thomas Churchill, Susan Circosta, Robert Clark, Donna Colapietro, Marsha Coons, Lawrence Cooper, Steven Corey, Todd Cormier, Alison Cox, Jeffrey Crary, William Creighton, Sandra Cushman,

Kristine D'Angelo, Mitchell Dante, Debra David, Beth Davidson, Denise Descheneaux, Julia Devine, Henry Dickinson, Michael DiMonaco, Beverly Dion, Michael Doe, Frederick Doersam, Ralph Donohue, Suzanne Dreyer, Barbara Ducharme, Bruce Duncan, Lois Dusenberry,

Donald Eddy, Karen Esposito, Roy Esposito, John Evans,

Brian Falk, David Farioli, Andrew Farquharson, Donna Fiorentino,

Steven Gagner, David Gallerani, Nancy Galvin, Armand Gamache, Peter Garafalo, Stephen Geoffrion, Dale Goddard, Douglas Goodrich, Thomas Gorman, Deborah Gray, Linda Gray, Richard Grimaldi,

Mark Hadeler, John Haetinger, Deborah Hanson, Vivian Haskell, Andrea Hastings, Ann Marie Hearn, Patricia Hendrick, Nancy Holland, Mary Holotka, Ellen Hopkins, Alexander Hunter,

John Illig, Robert Ireland, Margaret Izzo,

Susan Jasinski, Mary Johnson, Pamela Johnson, Eileen Jordan,

Dorothy Keller, Jean Kelly, William Kenyon, Lynne Kinney, Edward Kopec, Dennis Kronenberg,

Katherine LaBerge, Deborah LaBorde, Paul LaBroad, Diane LaFave, Mary LaLima, Carl Larson, Elisabeth Lasek, Nancy Lavertue, Edward Lemanski, Paul Lieberwirth, Victor Linden, Bruce Lindwall, Allison Lipp, Clyde Llewellyn, George Lull, Timothy Lynch,

Andrew Malloy, Richard Malmstrom, Marilyn Man, James Manferdini, Dennis Markham, Gail Martin, Karen Martin, Virginia Martin, August Maserati, Catherine Maurer, Richard Maurer, Janet McCarthy, Edward McDonough, Susan McGill, John McGrady, Paul McNamara, Marilyn Medbury, Lois Melbourne, Jane Mertz, Diane Michael, Douglas Milroy, Thomas Mineo, Franklin Miorandi, Brenda Misitano, Adrienne Myers Mitchell, Richard Mondoux, Bruce Moore, Scott Moore, Linda Mottle, Pamela Murphy, 

Gregory Naylor, Stephen Newell,

Kim O'Brien, Patricia Olier, Enrico Oliveri, Nola Olmsted, Channing Orr, Bruce Ostrander, John Ouellette, Peter Ouellette, Thomas Ouellette, Ross Overlock, David Owen,

Cynthia Page, Gil Paquette, Jane Passburg, Priscilla Perusse, Richard Pesto, Debra Peterson, Susan Petronino, Richard Pieraccini, Dennis Plante, Carl Porcelli, Kathleen Price, Robert A. Price, Robert M. "Albert" Price,

David Radebaugh, Albert Raimondi, Eleanor Ramey, Linda Redin, Susan Regnier, Robert Reis, Cynthia Richards, Joanne Rinaldi, Joseph Roy, Patricia Ryan,

David Sabourin, Stephen St. Marie, Pamela Sakakeeny, David Sand, Deborah Sawyer, William Scheumann, Wayne Scully, Paula Seligman, Maria Siano, Mark Simone, Wayne Soffan, Nancy Sroka, Stanley Sroka, Nancy Steitz, Dorothy Stellato, Pamela Stenard, Christine Stewart, Paul Stilphen, John Stolecki, Susan Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, Clark Swanson, Jeanne Symmes,

Charles Taylor, Gail Taylor, Ann Tesoro, Donna Tranghese, Felix Tranghese, Regina Truitt, Barry Tuck, David Turnberg,

Gail Vagts, Nancy Vallett, Stephen Viger, John Vigliano, Teresa Villamaino, Jane Viveiros,

Edward Warren, Valarie Weber, Robert Wenning, Linda Westcott, Melinda Wheeler, Malcolm White, Kurt Whitney, Mark Whyte, Susan Wicks, James Wilkins, Richard Willard, Susan Wolcott, Nancy Wrinkle,

Nancy Yacovone,

Anthony Zampiceni.
 
Sentimental Items

Spartan Cheer from our Student Handbook with Gina Truitt's handwritten notes!

 
Our Class History which appeared in the booklet "The Seniors 70."  
 
 
Class Ballot which appeared in the booklet "The Seniors 70."

Diane LaFave's class ring, photographed in March 2010. Photos courtesy of Bob Swanson, Swanson Images.

Lois Melbourne's school pendant which she purchased at the Blakes store.

Andrea Burger's senior hat. Photo courtesy of Bruce Moore.

Bruce Moore, who competed in the shot put and javelin events on the track team, models his school jacket in December 2009. On the right is a patch honoring the track team for winning the Valley Wheel and Western Massachusetts track championships in 1969. On the left, a patch depicts the same honor for 1970, during which the team was undefeated.

Left: The front cover of our yearbook, Aegis, was the same for 1967, 1968 and 1969. Right: Front cover of our senior yearbook, drawn by classmate Mark McCandlish (ELHS 1971).

Our freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior yearbooks.
 
 
Gail Taylor was awarded this pin for her service on the Aegis 1970 yearbook staff.

Gina Truitt's Senior Science report card.
 
Fall Pep Rally

A pep rally in the gym, possibly before the football game against Longmeadow. Names under close-ups below. Photo courtesy of Bruce Moore.

Foreground: Cheerleader Genevieve McDyer. Front row: John McGrady, Doug Goodrich, Dennis Lariviere. Row 2: Nancy Yacovone, Nancy Cauley, Dorothy Keller, Kathy Price, Joanne Rinaldi. Row 3: Faye Jordan, Sue Jasinski, Maria Siano, Diane LaFave. Row 4: Bill Scheumann, Linda Redin, unknown (looking sideways, face partially obscured), Pamela Johnson, Karen Esposito (flashing peace sign), Kris D'Angelo, unknown, Janet Betterley. Row 5: Roy Esposito (face partially obscured), Jack Evans, Charlie Ackerman, Steve Newell, John Beery, unknown, Bill Creighton, Greg Naylor, Rick Oliveri. Row 6: unknown female (wearing glasses), unknown (looking sideways, face obscured), unknown, Pat Ryan, unknown, Al Raimondi, Larry Bradley. Row 7: Victor Linden, Dennis Kronenberg, Sue Regnier, Jane Mertz, Lynne Wallace, Doug Milroy, unknown, unknown, Bruce Ostrander.

Front row: David Sand, Liz Soffan, Bob "Albert" Price, Henry Dickinson, Bill Kenyon. Row 2: Michael Price, Mike Kane, unknown, Nancy Lavertue, Laura Bradley, Ann Tesoro, Janice Breen, unknown (wearing glasses). Row 3: Linda Bates, Arlene Breau, unknown girl (hidden), Jean Kelly, Julie Devine, Sue Petronino. Row 4: Debbie Peterson, Jeanne Symmes, Susan Wolcott, Kendra Bowker, Carl Porcelli, George Lull, unknown, Debbie LaBorde. Row 5: Jayne Anderson, Andrea Burger, Nancy Galvin, unknown, Lynn Belliveau, Andrea Hastings, Vicky Haskell, Donna Anderson. Row 6: Barry Tuck, unknown, Pam Stenard, Sandra Andrews, Nancy Wrinkle, Nancy Sroka, unknown, Pat Olier, Donna Colapietro. Row 7: unknown, Sue Sullivan, Cathy Maurer, Mary Holotka, Jane Passburg, unknown (looking sideways and face totally obscured), Bev Dion, Lois Dusenberry. Row 8: Sue Wicks, Debbie Hanson, Debbie Sawyer, Nancy Bryson, Nancy Holland, Nancy Blaisdell, Suzanne Dreyer, Adele Archie.
 
Activities

Chorus. Front row: Mr. John Cheney (director), Cynthia Sault, Sue Sullivan, Susan Regnier, Gail Martin, Linda Clark, Patricia Vadnais, Debra Lawson. Row 2: Patricia Hendrick, Pamela Murphy, Sandy Brennan, Cynthia Johnson, Robert Hire, Marie Roy, Janice Debour, Carol Adams. Row 3: Eileen Roy, Cheryl Macintosh, Leslye Johnson, Lois Melbourne, Sandra Aitcheson, Karalee Shaw, Diane Diodati, Virginia Rush. Row 4: John Hire, James Gilmartin, Brian Falk, Bruce McClure, Chuck Taylor, Richard Hiller, John Gilmartin.

Chorus (continued). Front row: Barbara DeDomenico, Karen Esposito, Cathleen Francoeur, Kim Hamilton, Mary Johnson, Lorraine Rennell, Betsy Barclay. Row 2: Ellen Hopkins, Rosemary Cangro, Cynthia Richards, Suzanne Chapdelaine, Kathleen Small, Martha Heenan, Donna Harwood, Debra Davidson. Row 3: Katherine Waterman, Janice Winn, Linda Westcott, Ellen Hansen, Nina Nascimbeni, Frank Zuccalo, Tom Gorman. Row 4: Christopher Mee, Jim Mayher, Jim Wilkins, Richard Torrey, William Bemis, Ronald Rennell, John Webber. Not pictured: Laura Boudrias, Bonnie Duley, Arlene Illig, Francis Kulle.

A Christmas memory --- the chorus, directed by Mr. John Cheney, saluted the Christmas season in a special concert. The selections from favorite yuletide carols and songs left a deep impression on an appreciative audience.

Spartan Band. Front row: Nadeen Martin, Bob Reis, Andy Malloy, Steve St. Marie, Lynne Kinney, Bob Ireland, Mark Hadeler, Richard Clark, Laura Peavey. Row 2: Holly Martin, Gail Oakes, Brenda Misitano, Sharon Bode, Nola Olmsted, Robert Driscoll, Kim O'Brien, Susan Carlson. Row 3: Thomas Bradley, Charlotte Merton, Bob Bradley, Robert Moran, Karen Martin, Charles Rossi, Dennis Plante, Gus Maserati. Not pictured: Conductors Mr. Joseph Charron and Mr. Charles Rosoff.

Spartan Band (continued). Front row: Ruth Mackintire, William Reis, Elizabeth Symmes, Karen Brown, Denise Plante, Maryann Dion, Brian Minnette, John Roy. Row 2: Suellen Tracy, George McGrath, Thomas Labadorf, Joseph Merton, James Lodigiani, Paul Kinney, Robert Cox, William Bemis. Row 3: Peter Gosselin, Gary Reimers, Deborah Perron, Rebecca Mackintire, Bill Sharon, Mark Kinney, Stephen Haskins, Tim Smith. Not pictured: David Hansen, Kathleen Malloy, Barry Carlisle, Scott Moore, James Magee.

Band majorette Lynne Kinney

Living up halftime, the band gave a sparkling performance at the Ludlow game. They also performed for assembly concerts, pep rallies and at the Eastern States Exposition. 

Spartan Spirit, Nov. 20, 1969.

Varsity cheerleaders. Front row: Jane Duggan, Jane Oparowski, Julianne Sambor, Patricia Teden, Genevieve McDyer. Row 2: Patricia Burr, Kathryn Brega (co-captain), Deborah Angers, Sue Abel (co-captain), Beverly Stockwell. Not pictured: Gina Truitt.

Blazing spirit --- the varsity cheerleaders kick off the football season at the annual pep rally.

 
 
 
 
The clutter of a deadline pasteup. Under the advisorship of Mr. Irwin Kerson, the school newspaper, Spartan Spirit, prodded significant changes with lively editorial ideas and fine general coverage. Standing: Sue Abel, Scott Moore, Ellen O'Neill.

Office Aides. Front row: Nancy Bouchard, Melanie Safford, Karen Circosta, Suzanne Dreyer, Lynn Agostino. Row 2: Carolyn Anderson, Janet Betterley, Jean Bonin, Patricia Kulis, Marie Anderson, Kathyrn Anderson.
 
 
Men of the machine age - members of the Audio Visual Club and their advisor, Mr. Charles Burtt, display the audio-vidual equipment which they operate during the school year. All of Spartanum's technical chores were efficiently handled by this group: Curt Le Duc, Donald Haskell, Richard Hollman, James Banning, Mr. Charles Burtt, Edward Lemanski, William Wheeler, Thomas Santanello.
 
 
Hot off the press, the latest edition of the "Red and Grey" falls into the eager hands of staff members Al Keineth, Joan Hutchinson, Marlene Cabana, John Hire, Brian Falk, and advisor Mr. James Dowd. The hard working staff published seven issues of news, coming events, and polls.

Scarlet Key Club. Keeping a watchful eye (?) on hallway traffic are Scarlet Keys Janet Betterley and Andy Malloy. The club's other duties included ushering at school functions, creating posters, grounds clean-up, and freshman orientation. Advisors: Mr. Robert Mazzariello, Mr. Stanley Bernatowicz.

Scarlet Key Club armband. Photo courtesy of Rich Mondoux.

Concentration --- it figures! Mathletes Ed Lemanski and Kim O'Brien quickly compute a complex problem. The Mathletes team fared honorably, placing eighth in the league. Advisors: Mr. Francis Dutille and Mr. Walter Porowski.

Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.

Joyeux Noel --- French Club players Scott Moore, Alison Cox, Kathleen Malloy and Susan Shawn present a delightful original play written by their advisor, Mrs. Alma Richards.

Direct from Deutschland, German songsters Charlie Maurer, Tom Thompson, Bill Scheumann, Gail Taylor, Sue Wicks, and Debbie Campanella give a shining performance of "Du, Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen" at International Night. Advisor --- Mr. Dennis Dowling.

Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.

 

Left: "But you need me, J.J!" Sadie Finch (Martha Heenan) makes a dubious proposal to a troubled J.J. McHabe (Jim Wilkins) as she attempts to ease his troubled mind. Right: "Hey teach!" Rachel (Sue Regnier) and Linda Rosen (Sue Carlson) harass their rookie teacher.

"Well, maybe I'm not so hot," tough Joe Ferone (Joh Stolecki) admits to an understanding Sylvia Barrett (Debbie Butler). The two seasoned thespians made "Up the Down Staircase" come alive.

Flowers for a dynamic director --- Mrs. Dorothy Allard is presented with roses, accompanied by the thanks and best wishes of her cast.

Ski Club. Ready to hit the slopes, Jayne Anderson and other Ski Club members arrive in anticipation of good skiing at Dutch Hill. Traveling to Haystack, Otis Ridge, and Jiminy Peak, the club managed five day trips, as well as films, and expert advice on equipment at regular meetings. Advisor --- Mr. Gary Bunce.

The balance of a master --- super pro Wayne Scully demonstrates his talent (?) to skeptical comrades Peter Garafalo, Bob Drumheller, John Stolecki, and Dave Sabourin.
 
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.
 

1970 Spartanum Spectaculum Program.

This back page is complete but had to be cut out of the main program due to program damage. The third Stage Techniques person is Thomas Santanello.

All legs and talent --- the chorus line steps into the high-spirited "Spartanum Spectaculum Overture" choreographed by Jean Bonin.

 

Left: "Washing and rinsing" the audience into gales of laughter is emcee Rich Malmstrom. Right: Young man with a great future --- Jim Wilkins leaves the females gasping with "Love Me Tonight." There was many a moist eye as Jim bade farewell to ELHS audiences with "He" and a personal soliloquy.

The wow sound of the pit orchestra, under the masterful direction of Steve St. Marie, brought continuous waves of applause after "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" and "If My Friends Could See Me Now."

Bicker-banter over breakfast, with Jim Wilkins and Martha Heenan, leads into a comically-touching "Do you love me?" duet from "Fiddler on the Roof."

"Hair" revisited --- the chorus' wild rendition of the rock classic "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" set the Spartanum Spectaculum audience to stomping and cheering.

" . . . A great world tragedy, and an even greater world hope." The inspirational Silvermen present "Bondage and Freedom."

The producers of Spartanum Spectaculum 1970: Mr. Ronald Sarazin, Sandra Cushman, Rich Malmstrom, Beverly Dion, and Mr. Joseph Charron.

Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.

They don't know how to lose --- Don Jacobson, Mrs. Ella La Barre (advisor), Mark Willis, Alison Cox, Christine Decker, and alternate Clark Swanson brought home this silver cup after finals competition where they trounced Chicopee Comp. 205-90 and Suffield Adacemy 229-110. Members of the undefeated "Match Wits" team were awarded $100 scholarships to help defray college expenses.
 

Ticket for the play "The Odd Couple".

Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.

"Please don't call Frances" --- Vinnie (Steve St. Marie), Roy (Ray Mondoux), Speed (Mark Willis), offer Oscar and Murray alternate solutions to Felix's "tragic problem."

 

Left: "It's tension, I must be tense." Close to the breaking point, Felix Ungar (Jim Wilkins) relaxes with a soothing massage from Oscar Madison (John Stolecki). Right: Mournful cooing, as the Pigeon sisters, Gwendolyn and Cecily (Marilyn Medbury and Sue Regnier) empathize with Felix's reminiscences, while Oscar bemoans the dampened atmosphere.

"Oh my stomach." A suicide attempt --- panic! Forget it. Felix has already "lost his stomach" much to the relief of Oscar, Murray, the cop (Dave Smith) and his agitated friends.

Program for "The Odd Couple."

 
Class News from September to June
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 16, 1969.
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 16, 1969.
 

Alex Hunter joined our class at the beginning of our senior year and graduated with us. He holds the ELHS record for the most goals scored in a soccer game: 4.

Spartan Spirit, Nov. 20, 1969.

Spartan Spirit, Nov. 20, 1969.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Feb. 13, 1970. D.A.R. = Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Feb. 13, 1970.
 
 
Longmeadow News newspaper, Feb. 20, 1970.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970. Jean is pictured with Miss Barbara Condron, chairman of the home economics department.

Jean Bonin, Miss Barbara Condron, and U.S. Senator Edward Brooke at the Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow national finals. Unfortunately, Jean did not win! Photo courtesy of Jeanne Bonin LeFevre.

 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970. Column 2, line 10 should read "Nancy Holland;" line 14 should read "Richard Grimaldi."

Dedication ceremony at which a portrait of Mr. Robert Jarvis, Superintendent of East Longmeadow Schools from 1953-1970, was presented to East Longmeadow High School by the Class of 1970. Mr. Jarvis passed away on Mar. 1, 1970 while serving as superintendent. Page 243 of our senior yearbook features a portrait of him drawn by classmate Mark McCandlish (ELHS 1974) and a poem of tribute by classmate Ed Warren. Left to right: Sandi Jarvis, Superintendent Robert Jarvis' daughter; Mrs. Ruth Jarvis; Greg Naylor, member-at-large, Class of 1970; Mr. Ralph Shindler, ELHS principal; Sue Abel, vice president, Class of 1970. Photo courtesy of Bruce Moore.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Feb. 13, 1970.
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.

Springfield Union newspaper, May 3, 1970. 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970. Classmate Debra Butler authored "Rosebud."
 
Senior Banquet
 
 
Betty's Old Towne House in Agawam hosted our senior banquet. Photo courtesy of The Republican.

We think this was taken prior to the banquet, but it's possible it was taken just prior to graduation. Classmates Bob "Albert" Price, Bob Clark, Jack Evans, Roy Esposito, and Armand Gamache strike a pose. Photo courtesy of Roy Esposito.

Ralph Donohue, Bob Bradley, Jeff Burton, and Adele Archie help themselves to the wonderful repaste.

 

Left: A master of wit, Doug Milroy aptly handles introductions, jokes, and appreciative applause for his talents. Right: "Shall we say, to whomever stole my chicken leg --- that is against school policy!" Principal --- Comedian Bob Clark evokes gales of laughter --- and blushes.

A standing ovation for an outstanding man --- the Class of 1970 and members of the faculty salute the dedication of the yearbook, "Revolution '70", to Mr. John Katsoulis." During our time at ELHS, Mr. Katsoulis served as assistant principal, science teacher, and coach of the varsity basketball, and varsity and junior varsity baseball teams. 
 
Senior Prom
 
 
 
The Willow Glen House with its Castilian Room, site of our senior prom. Left photo courtesy of The Republican.

The crowning glory of a special night, senior class couple Jeff Burton and Adele Archie are the reigning king and queen of the 1970 prom.

1970 Senior Prom program. Cover design by classmate Jayne Anderson.

 

 
 
Miscellaneous Candids

  

Left: Andrea Burger, Dale Goddard, Lynn Belliveau, Donna Anderson, and Charlie Ackerman atop the school sign. Right: Freeway flash, Ed Kopec wipes out a little kid at Riverside while Pam Stenard urges him on.

Yearbook ad titled, "Dagger Debs". Jean Kelly, Nancy Lavertue, Adrienne Mitchell, and Chris Stewart greet that great class of '70.

 

Left: Senior men, proud and happy, watch long-winded Tom Mineo quench the flame on his birthday cake at the post-season football banquet. Rich Mondoux is to Tom's right, with Jeff Crary looking over Rich's shoulder, and Greg Naylor in the background. Right: Yearbook ad titled, "The Senior Girls." Kathy LaBerge, Sue Dreyer, Gina Truitt.

 

 "Senior Girls" ad (continued). Sue Wicks, Judi Bliss, Nancy Birtwell, Eleanor Ramey, Sue Dreyer.

 

"Senior Girls" ad (continued). Left, bottom row: Nancy Holland, Gina Truitt, Sue McGill. Top row: Debbie Campanella, Sue Abel, Allison Lipp. Right, bottom row: Debbie Sawyer, Nancy Bryson, Debbie Hanson, Jean Bonin. Top row: Sandra Cushman, Bev Dion. 

Lynn Belliveau arranged for a yearbook ad at Bradley International Airport titled, "Belliveau's Bombers." Top to bottom: Rick Maurer, Bob Clark, Roy Esposito, Jim Bourque, Lynn Belliveau, David Sand, Andrea Hastings.

Belliveau's Bombers inside the jet.

A wave hello from the jet's steps. Top to bottom: Pat Berard, Lynn Belliveau, Sue Sullivan, Julie Devine, Pam Murphy, Nancy Steitz, Mac White, Beth Davidson, Pam Stenard (hand in front of her face), Sandy Andrews, Nancy Lavertue, Laura Bradley, Christine Stewart, Ann Tesoro, Armand Gamache.
 
Sports
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 16, 1969.
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 16, 1969. Mr. Dobias passed away in 2009. On Nov. 13, 2010, he was posthumously inducted into the East Longmeadow High School Athletic Hall of Fame. 

Varsity Football Team. Front row: Coaches Mr. Edward Modzelewski and Mr. Robert Dobias, Jim Manferdini (co-captain), Felix Tranghese, Jeff Crary, Mike Keane, Rick Willard, Mr. Francis Dutille (coach). Row 2: Bill Creighton, Tom Mineo, Wayne Scully, Peter Garafalo, Dennis Killoren, Donald Thomas, Michael Creighton. Row 3: Richard Cormier, Mark Pozzi, Rene Young, Todd Cormier, Kurt Whitney, David Correale, Robert Bailey. Row 4: Sebastiano Siano, Kevin Keilty, Timothy Bartlett, William Gowash, Richard Dion, William Marazzi. Row 5: Bill Stark, Gary Halon, Scott Grabowski, Allan Phillips, Craig White, Kevin Porter, Tom McCabe. Not pictured: Greg Naylor, managers Paul Messenger and Steve Viger.

 

Where the action is --- an always aggressive Wayne Scully (66) shows the agility and power that won him MVP honors. This key defensive player tabbed opposing quarterbacks as his special enemies.

Driving fullback Rick Willard grabs a handoff from Dennis Killoren (18). Both starred in the 33-8 Trade wipe-out, Rick solid on offense, while Dennis was hot with touchdowns and extra points.

After a leaping interception, Dick Dion (83) and Jeff Crary (17) scramble while Kurt Whitney (69) buckles the Commerce receiver. Dick snared four passes against Longmeadow; Jeff and Kurt were defensive steadies.

 

Left: Lunging forward, Felix Tranghese drops his Commerce opponent behind the line. Against Ludlow, "The Cat" made it a habit. Right: 39 Yards to go, co-captain Jim Manferdini sprints for a touchdown in the 36-6 romp against Commerce. As the top Spartan scorer, he hit paydirt for 50 points during the '69 season.
 

Spartan Spirit, Nov. 20, 1969.

Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.

Ticket for Gridiron Banquet. Story above.

Pin worn by Gridiron Mothers Club member Mrs. Albertina Gallerani, the mother of classmate David Gallerani.

Varsity Soccer Team. Front row: Channing Orr (manager), Andy Byrne, Gil Paquette, John Favorato, Alex Hunter (co-captain), Paul Lieberwirth (co-captain), Tom Kurowski, Bob Serafin, Mr. Ralph Cooley (coach). Row 2: Rick Oliveri, Bob Bradley, Mac White, Larry Cooper, Gary LaFave, Alan Hubbard, David Thodal. Row 3: Andy Farquharson, Rich Malmstrom, Steve Fairbanks, Ed Kopec, Carl Larson, Steve Newell, Bill Kenyon, Jim Mayer (manager). Not picured: John Lasek, Tim Lynch, Bob Moran.

Checking trouble in the "pressure spot", goalie Rich Malmstrom puts the toe into one, while a heavily bandaged Bob Bradley covers. Both players earned all-league honors.

 

Left: Spartan stunts --- a head pass by Steve Newell takes out an Agawam opponent in a 4-2 drubbing on their field. This durable novice played every game with great skill. Right: That soccer step by Paul Lieberwirth sets up a goal against Agawam. Co-captain Lieberwirth often booted crucial goals, including two against Minnechaug.

A slashing instep drives the ball through the Chicopee defense from Ed Kopec to the fleet Andy Byrne. In top form at the 5-3 triumph over South Hadley, Andy netted 3 goals.

Andy Farquharson sends the ball into Minnechaug territory in a 2-1 victory. Gauging the action is MVP co-captain Alex Hunter who scored a record 13 goals. He was elected to all-league and all-Western Mass. teams. Andy scored a valuable goal against Leominster in the playoffs. He earned league honorable mention.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 16, 1969.

Spartan Spirit, Nov. 20, 1969.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969. Pictured is Wayne Scully, MVP of the football team.

Girls' Field Hockey Team. Front row:  Nancy Steitz (co-captain), Sharon Bode, Rosanne Reis, Beverly Repossi, Melinda Oakes, Donna Napolitan, Claudia Barney. Row 2:  Karen Gardell, Ellen Hansen, Elaine Pauly, Martha Heenan, Gail VanValkenburg, Elizabeth Newell, Sandra Gallerani, Nancy Bouchard, Pamela Cushman. Row 3 Debra Moodie, Diana Passburg, Suzanne Dreyer, Patricia Farrell, Genevieve McDyer, Carla Tranghese, Susan Collins, Georgia Emerson. Row 4: Joanne Bergamini (manager), Janice Bergamini, Pearl Mahlo, Maryann O'Melia, Gail Bortle, Susan Garvey, Miss Jakie Upshaw (coach). Not pictured: Judith Child, Gail Rollins.

Battling to gain ground, Genevieve McDyer, Elizabeth Newell and Nancy Steitz near the goal. Ginny and Pat Farrell ended the season as top scorers with 5 goals each.

Varsity Basketball Team. Front row: David Correale, Paul Lieberwirth, Greg Naylor, Craig Johnson. Row 2: Sebastiano Siano and Joseph DeAngelo (managers), Robert Shea, Steve Newell, Dave Gallerani, Mr. William Reagan (coach), John DesRoches, Dennis Killoren, Steve Fairbanks, Brian Falk and Edward Fleming (managers).

 

Left: The form of an ace --- co-captain Paul Lieberwirth pops two in a 72-64 victory over Ludlow. "Playmaker" Paul consistently hit double figures with 18 points against both Stafford and South Hadley, and with 17 points against Westfield. Right: Net high struggle: co-captain Greg Naylor (12) and Dave Correale (10) grab for the rebound against Ludlow. Dependable under pressure, Dave consistently hit for needed points from the foul line to boost the Spartan's winning margin.

Rebounding suspense --- Dennis Killoren (20) does his thing in a losing (46-44) cause against the Lancers, as Bob Shea (11), John DesRoches (33) and Steve Newell (21) set up the recovery play. Dennis often hit double figures under pressure, while John specialized in thrilling crowds with his last-second baskets.

Weaving through a jungle of defenders, MVP Dave Gallerani tallies two of his season total of 348 points. Averaging 16 rebounds per game, Dave was chosen most valuable center in the Monson tournament.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Feb. 13, 1970.

Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.

Girls' Basketball Team. Front row: Miss Jakie Upshaw (coach), Maryann Dion, Joanne Young, Sharon Bode, Rosanne Reis. Row 2: Lori Roberts, Lynda Maybury, Cheryl Macintosh, Nancy Steitz (co-captain), Kathy Price (co-captain). Row 3: Nina Nascimbeni, Melinda Oakes, Sandra Gallerani, Julie Crosier, Cynthia Johnson, Claudia Barney.

 

Left: Kathy "Swish" Price tosses the long outside set shot that earned her the nickname. Co-captain Kathy hooped 18 points for a closely-defeated E.L. squad at Southwick. Right: A tapped-over rebound from Rosanne Reis sets up the fast break for Nancy Steitz. Co-captain Nancy scored a record 30 points in the 55-26 rout at Holyoke Catholic, and led the offense with a 135 point season.

Kathy Price was awarded this letter for her participation in varsity sports.

Varsity Hockey Team. Front row: Matty D'Amato, Leo Hood, Todd Cormier, David MacDonald, Kenneth LaBroad, Michael Grigely, Brad Kites, Bob Ayers. Row 2: Mr. Paul Tarsa (coach), Tom Mineo, Rich Mondoux (captain), John Perella, Michael Donohue, Steven McHugh, John Lasek, Kevin O'Brien, Bob Manning. Not pictured: Mr. Thomas Nolan (coach), John Glassanos.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.

Spartan Spirit, Feb 13, 1969.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.

 

Left: Matty "Meatball" D'Amato takes a Tarsa shot off the chest. Matt's proficiency: 329 saves --- 91% of all possible; 4 shutouts; 7 one point games earned him an all-league second team berth. Right: Ever the aggressor --- Todd Cormier blasts his way into a crowd of Agawam pucksters during an emotional 3-2 loss. This playmaker lashed 2 goals against Trade, insuring a Spartan win.

The big stick --- Rich Mondoux scrambles for puck control with two Agawam players. Rich netted 5 of his 42 points in the Trade game to boost him toward MVP honors and the all league second team.

Master of ceremonies Mr. Robert Mazzariello presents Rich Mondoux with a plaque during Rich's induction into the East Longmeadow High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 19, 2011. Rich had 130 career points in 63 games, a record that stood for 26 years. In the 1968-69 season he was the Wright-Fay division scoring leader with 46 points. Photo courtesy of Bill Sharon.

Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970. 

Varsity Swim Team. Front row: Neil Washburn, Robert Tongue, James Lodigiani, Kenneth Alexander, Lee Hedges, Brad LaBroad, John Ouellette, David Lewis, Michael Busekist, Robert Riga, Richard Colby, David Scheumann, Mark Nooney. Row 2: Richard Taft, Michael Boutin, Richard Seligman, Thomas McLaughlin, Miss Janet Kerr (coach), Robert Parker, David Smith, John Bonin, Ronald Rennell, David Radebaugh. Row 3: Gus Maserati, Bruce Lindwall, James Montana, Peter Rybacki, Mark McCandlish, Donald Hanson, John Hire, David Owen. Row 4: Michael O'Melia, Paul LaBroad, Chuck Taylor, John Haetinger (tri-captain), Mr. Richard Bolles (coach), Peter Ouellette (tri-captain), Stan Sroka (tri-captain), Paul McNamara, William Tyler.

 

Left: No competition around --- Chuck Taylor gulps in air as he churns through his part of the 400 freestyle relay against South Hadley. This all-star lad helped the team grab fifth place in the New Englands with a 3:40.3 time. Right: Foam-in-foam with his South Hadley foe is Paul LaBroad in the fly leg of the 200 medley relay. Paul sparked the medley team to fourth in the state meet.

The man and his shadow --- Stan Sroka (foreground) and Paul McNamara knife through the 200 freestyle in the slaughter of South Hadley. During the season, Paul hit 4:40.2 in the 400. Tri-captain Stan took a berth on the all-star team after posting new marks in the 200 and 400 freestyle (2:03.8 and 4:38.8).

Rocketing out at a practice session in the 50 yard freestyle is senior Pete Ouellette (left). Tri-captain Pete grabbed a position on the Western Mass. all-star team after shattering the 50 and 100 free style marks (24.1 and 54.6).

ELHS Athletic Hall of Fame president Mr. Robert Mazzariello presents Peter Ouellette with a plaque during Peter's induction into the hall of fame on Nov. 19, 2016. Peter excelled in football, swimming, and track, earning 11 varsity letters. Photo courtesy of Bill Sharon.

Precisely terrific in his windmilling trip is most valuable aquaman John Haetinger (foreground). Tri-captain John made the all-star team after blazing a new record of 2:22.0 in the 200 individual medley.
 
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.
 
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Spartan Spirit, Feb. 13, 1970.

Spartan Spirit, Apr. 3, 1970.

Girls' Swim Team. Front row: Suzanne Florence, Susan Snow (co-captain), Nancy Rybacki, Kristine White, Miss Janett Kerr (coach), Lynn Freedman, Diane Halon, Joanne DiPalma, Debra Campanella (manager). Row 2: Nancy Sroka (co-captain), Cynthia Johnson, Barbara Sheldon, Beth Lacey, Patricia Docherty, Jenny Campbell, Beth Pomeroy. Row 3: Jaye Hutchison, Nancy Kulik, Vicky Haskell, Roberta Hire, Linda Deming, Martha Hazen, Pat Hendrick, Carla Ireland. Not pictured: Nancy Birtwell (manager), Cheryl Macintosh.

Windmilling down the lane, Nancy Sroka turns the trick against Northampton to bring the Spartanettes a 43-43 tie. Nancy blasted the record to 29.5 in the Western Mass. championships.

Spartan Spirit, Dec. 23, 1969.

 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.

Varsity Baseball Team. Front row: Brian Falk (manager), Wayne Scully, Dave Gallerani, Kurt Whitney, Mr. William Reagan (coach). Row 2: David Correale, Steve Newell, Michael Keane, Charles Maurer, Paul Lieberwirth. Row 3: Sebastiano Siano, Dennis Killoren, Scott Grabowski, Alan Hubbard, Steven Lancor. Not pictured: Steve Fairbanks, Tom Mineo.

 

Hot-shot gloveman at shortstop --- senior Paul Lieberwirth moves to scoop one up at a pre-game practice. Wielding the stick at a .306 clip, Paul helped ruin Ludlow with a 2 for 3 day.

 

Left: Flying down the line, leftfielder Kurt Whitney scores against Minnechaug. Kurt ripped the stitches at a .423 pace to lead the team in batting and RBIs with 9. Kurt singled, stole second, and scored on Lieberwirth's hit. Right: The incredible one --- MVP Steve Newell whipped that strong right arm around to compile a stingy 0.22 ERA. Steve pitched his dream game (8-0) against South Hadley, where he had 2 hits, 2 RBIs and 2 runs scored.

Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970. From 1973-1975, Steve Newell played for minor league affiliates of the Montreal Expos major league baseball team.

Girls' Softball Team. Front row: Sharon Bode (manager), Janice Bergamini, Nancy Steitz, Adrienne Mitchell, Maureen Booth, Gail Oakes, Marian Roncarti, Donna Perosino. Row 2: Miss Janet Kerr (coach), Debra Moodie, Vicky Haskell, Roberta Hire, Nancy Bouchard, Gail Vanvalkenburg, Jacqueline Aiken, Carrie Walker. Row 3: Sandra Gallerani, Cynthia Johnson, Nancy Lavertue (co-captain), Christa McCormick, Patricia Farrell, Pamela Cushman, Virginia Bailey.

Whipping in a fastball to a Chicopee Comp. batter, Nancy Steitz displays the form which won her recognition for her powerful pitching ability. Nancy also holds the team's highest batting average with an amazing .650.

On her toes, Vivian Haskell tenses for the throw to the plate. Viv turned in many a sparkling performance.

Ramming a hot grounder through the Chicopee Comp. infield into center field is Nancy Laverture in a losing (8-4) cause. Co-captain Nancy was not only the team's best first baseman, but also held the team's third highest batting average.

Varsity Golf Team. Front row: Joseph DeAngelo, Greg Naylor, John Lasek, Tommy Thompson. Row 2: Mr. Eugene Gauthier (coach), Mark Simone, Michael Grigely, John DeAngelo, John Dempsey.

 

Left: Peaceful prelude --- Mark Simone strikes a pose of nonchalance while waiting to wrap up a 4-1 win over Agawam. Rounding out the team at the number six position, Mark averaged 79 this season and was the only member of the team to qualify for the state tournament. Right: Greg Naylor hit the green on this hole in the critical championship match against Agawam. Captain Greg shot a 73 to tie him for medalist honors, and entitle him to represent ELHS in the Westerm Mass. team tournament.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.

Varsity Tennis Team. Front row: Kevin Porter, Alex Hunter, Rich Malmstrom, Andy Farquharson, Mr. Alexander Nickett (coach). Row 2: Kevin O'Brien, David Hansen, Scott Abel, Edward Fleming.

Taking command on the Spartan court, Andy Farquharson flashes a shot netward. Winning 12 of 14 matches, Andy garnered the MVP trophy, and went two rounds in the Western Mass. tourney.

The dynamic tennis duo --- seniors Alex Hunter and Rich Malmstrom share the action on the court as the number one doubles team. Pulling together, the talented twosome attained a commendable 6-5 record.
 

Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970. 

Varsity Track Team seniors. Front row: Steve Viger (manager), Peter Ouellette, Kim O'Brien, Bob Ireland, Rick Willard, Larry Bradley, Stan Sroka, Carl Larson. Row 2: Gil Paquette, Paul LaBroad, Larry Cooper, Bruce Moore, Ed "Chip" McDonough, Jeff Crary, John Haetinger, Mr. Francis Dutille (coach). Not pictured: Jim Manferdini, Felix Tranghese.

In a skyward launch, weightman Chip McDonough hefts the shot for a first place 42' 111/4" against Agawam. In the Western Mass. meet Chip placed third and boosted our relay team to a third place.

Blasting a shower of dirt, Bob Ireland lands in a 18' 9" jump against Agawam. A versatile trackman, Bob turned in new school records for the discus --- 138' 9", and triple jump --- 39' 2".

A heart-stopping finale --- a long-distance man, Kim O'Brien kicks to the tape to edge out his Tantasqua foe. Kim was undefeated in dual meets, and he placed first in Valley Wheel and Western Mass. meet action, the latter with a two mile time of 10:31.

Back in flying form, Larry Bradley rejoins the practice action at 5' 9" after a shoulder injury. True to form, Larry clinched a second in the Western Mass. meet.

That incredible moment in the 100 yard dash --- off the blocks first against Agawam are Tom McDonough, Jim Manferdini, and Paul LaBroad (fourth from left with right arm outstretched). Tom placed second in the Valley Wheel meet; Paul grabbed third spot in the Western Mass. low hurdles; Jim a 10.3 man in the 100, also excelled in the 220 at 22.9. Both winning times were set in the Valley Wheel meet.

Two master timber-toppers, MVP Peter Ouellette and Jeff Crary clear the high hurdles in a dead-heat finish against a demolished (92-39) Agawam foe. Jeff consistently grabbed big points, while Peter finished third in the State meet.
 
 
 
Dual meet against South Hadley, Apr. 13, 1970. ELHS winners: Larry Bradley, high jump; Jeff Crary, long jump; Mike O'Melia, pole vault; Ed McDonough, discus; Bruce Moore, javelin; Jeff Crary, 120 yard high hurdles; Jim Manferdini, 100 yard dash; Kim O'Brien, one mile run; Jeff Crary, 180 yard low hurdles; Jim Manferdini, 220 yard dash; William Marazzi, Rick Willard, Tom McDonough, Robert Hafey, 880 yard relay. Courtesy of the Springfield Union.
 
 
Dual meet against Longmeadow, Apr. 16, 1970. ELHS winners: Rick Willard, javelin; Jeff Crary, 120 yard high hurdles; Jim Manferdini, 100 yard dash; Kim O'Brien, one mile run; Larry Bradley, high jump; Rick Willard, 440 yard dash; Ed McDonough, discus; Jeff Crary, 180 yard low hurdles; Mike O'Melia, pole vault; Jim Manferdini, 220 yard dash. Courtesy of the Springfield Union.
 
 
Dual meet against Southwick, Apr. 30, 1970. ELHS winners: Rick Willard, javelin; Ed McDonough, shot put; Larry Bradley, high jump; Peter Ouellette, 120 yard high hurdles; Tom McDonough, 100 yard dash; Rick Willard, 440 yard dash; Jim Manferdini, 180 yard low hurdles; Ed McDonough, discus; Mike O'Melia, pole vault; Richard Dunn, 220 yard dash; Kim O'Brien, two mile run; Peter Ouellette, Jim Manferdini, Jeff Crary, Paul LaBroad, 880 yard relay. Courtesy of the Springfield Union.
 
 
Spartan Spirit, May 22, 1970.

This is a scanned copy of a microfilmed article from the Springfield Union newspaper, May 24, 1970. Among our classmates mentioned are Kim O'Brien, who won the one mile run in 4 minutes 46.7 seconds; Rick Willard, third in both the 440 yard dash and javelin throw; Peter Ouellette, second in the 120 yard yard high hurdles, and first in the 180 yard high hurdles in 20.3 seconds; Jim Manferdini, who won the 100 yard dash in 10.3 seconds and the 220 yard dash in 22.9 seconds; Chip McDonough, third in the 100 yard dash; Paul LaBroad, fifth in the 180 yard low hurdles; and Bob Ireland, who won the triple jump at 37 feet two inches and finished second in the discus throw. Courtesy of The Republican.

Western Mass Championships

Article from the Springfield Republican newspaper, May 31, 1970 detailing results of the Western Massachusetts track and field championships, held at ELHS on May 30, 1970. ELHS won the Class A division for the second consecutive year with a score of 45, beating out Tantasqua High School (36), Pioneer Valley Regional High School (28) and Mt. Greylock High School (19). Detailed results below.

Results of the Western Mass. Championships in track and field, held at East Longmeadow High School on May 30, 1970. Among our classmates mentioned are Jim Manferdini, fifth in the 100 yard dash and third in the 220 yard dash; Chip McDonough, third in the shot put; Rick Willard, second in the 440 yard dash and third in the javelin throw; Peter Ouellette, second in the 120 yard high hurdles and first in the 180 yard low hurdles at 21.7 seconds; Paul LaBroad, third in the 180 yard low hurdles; Kim O'Brien, first in the two mile run at 10 minutes 31 seconds; Bob Ireland, fifth in the discus throw; and Larry Bradley, second in the high jump. Courtesy of The Republican.

Article in Springfield Union, Jun. 2, 1970 detailing qualifiers for the Massachusetts state track meet. Among those from ELHS qualifying were Jim Manferdini, 220 yard dash; Peter Ouellette, 180 yard low hurdles; Mike O'Melia, pole vault; Larry Bradley, high jump; and Bob Ireland, triple jump.

Article from the Boston Record American newspaper, Jun. 7, 1970 detailing the results of the Massachusetts state meet held at White Stadium, Boston on Jun. 6, 1970. Peter Ouellette placed third in the 180 yard low hurdles. The pole vault was postponed until Jun. 9, 1970. Junior Michael O'Melia placed second with a vault of 12' 1".

Article from the Boston Herald newspaper, Jun. 14, 1970 detailing the results of the New England track championships held at Andover High School, Andover, MA on Jun. 13, 1970. Junior Michael O'Melia placed second in the pole vault. 

On Nov. 19, 2016, the 1970 track team was inducted into the ELHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Track team member Bruce Moore holds the plaque honoring the team. Photo courtesy of Laura Moore.

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