Freshman Year

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Class Officers
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Oct. 14, 1966

Left to right: Debbie Campanella, member-at-large; Bev Dion, treasurer; Mr. S. Gordon Smith, advisor; Bill Creighton, president; Mrs. Rachel Fleming, advisor; Suzanne Dreyer, vice president; Nancy Holland, secretary.
 
Homeroom Photos

Homeroom 217. Front Row: Linda Bates, Janet Betterley, Lynn Belliveau, Jayne Anderson, Sandra Andrews, Nancy Blaisdell, Deborah Andwood, Donna Bitzer, Mrs. Margaret Clarke. Row 2: Patricia Berard, Sandra Babcock, Kendra Bowker, Christine Bortle, Jean Bonin, Judith Bliss, Nancy Birtwell, Susan Abel. Row 3: Lawrence Bradley, Koby Borodkin, Laura Bradley, Leslie Bergeron, Donna Anderson, James Bourque, John Beery, William Anderson. Not pictured: Adele Archie, Paul Battige, Leonard Beaulieu, Robert Boisseau.

Homeroom 218. Front Row: Nancy Burritt, Sandra Cushman, Alison Cox, Susan Circosta, Marlene Cabana, Debra Campanella, Arlene Breau, Debra Butler, Andrea Burger. Row 2: Donna Colapietro, Janice Breen, Nancy Cauley, Stephanie Chmielewski, Marsha Coons, Nancy Bryson, Alicia Coles, Steven Corey, Todd Cormier. Row 3: David Carpenter, Robert Bradley, Jeffrey Burton, Robert Clark, Roger Campbell, Thomas Churchill, Lawrence Cooper, Jeffrey Crary. Not pictured: Sandra Brennan.

Homeroom 220. Front Row: Kristine D'Angelo, Patricia Donovan, Lois Dusenberry, Beverly Dion, Suzanne Dreyer, Jeanne Donovan, Debra David, Denise Descheneaux, Barbara Ducharme, Anna D'Angelo, Mrs. Rachel Fleming. Row 2: Julia Devine, William Creighton, Michael DiMonaco, Donald Eddy, Mitchell Dante, Henry Dickinson, Beth Davidson, Karen Esposito. Row 3: Fred Doersam, William Davis, David Emerson, Ralph Donohue, David Farioli, Bruce Duncan, John Evans, Michael Doe. Not pictured: Brian Falk, Noreen Dubour.

Homeroom 221. Front row: Donna Fiorentino, Garnett Hall, Linda Gray, Mary Holotka, Nancy Galvin, Patricia Hendrick, Nancy Holland, Deborah Hanson, Ann Marie Hearn, Mr. S. Gordon Smith. Row 2: Vivian Haskell, Ellen Hopkins, Andrea Hastings, Dale Goddard, Steven Gagner, John Illig, David Gallerani, Armand Gamache, Andrew Farquharson. Row 3: Richard Grimaldi, Douglas Goodrich, Eddie Goguen, Stephen Geoffrion, John Haetinger, David Farrell, Mark Hadeler, Frank Gibney. Not pictured: Deborah Gray, Kenneth Hall.

Homeroom 222. Front row: Allison Lipp, Margaret Izzo, Lynne Kinney, Eileen Jordan, Nancy Lavertue, Linda Laliberte, Diane LaFave, Pamela Johnson, Nancy Jenne. Row 2: Victor Linden, Carl Larson, Elizabeth Lasek, Katherine LaBerge, Paul Lieberwirth, Mary LaLima, Susan Jasinski, Robert Keane, William Kenyon. Row 3: Bruce Lindwall, Edward Kopec, Paul LaBroad, Joseph Kwasnik, Robert Ireland, Dennis Kronenberg, Edward Lemanski. Not pictured: Douglas Keith, David Lariviere, Jean Kelly.

Homeroom 223. Front row: Janet McCarthy, Marilyn Man, Karen Martin, Virginia Martin, Catherine Maurer, Candice Marino, Marilyn Medbury, Brenda Misitano, Jane Mertz, Mr. Charles McKinney. Row 2: Andrew Malloy, Richard Maurer, George Lull, Paul McNamara, Douglas Milroy, David McCallum, Timothy Lynch. Row 3: August Maserati, Thomas Mineo, James Manferdini, Franklin Miorandi, John McGrady. Not pictured: Richard Malmstrom, Susan McGill, Lois Melbourne, Thomas McCabe.

Homeroom 225. Front row: Lee Mazzaferro, Adrienne Myers, Eva Nichols, Jane Passburg, Patricia Olier, Priscilla Perusse, Pamela Murphy, Linda Mottle, Cynthia Page, Kathleen Newton, Nola Olmsted, Miss Mary Kennedy. Row 2: Gregory Naylor, Richard Mondoux, Bruce Ostrander, Ralph Nooney, Enrico Oliveri, Channing Orr, Bruce Moore, Ross Overlock, Stephen Newell. Row 3: Kim O'Brien, David Owen, Alan Morris, John Ouellette, Peter Ouellette, Thomas Ouellette. Not pictured: Scott Moore, Doris Pelletier.

Homeroom 226. Front row: Mary Piechota, Eleanor Ramey, Deborah Sawyer, Susan Regnier, Pamela Sakakeeny, Linda Redin, Kathleen Price, Debra Peterson, Mr. Richard Grover. Row 2: William Scheumann, David Sand, David Radebaugh, John Quinn, Michael Rafferty, Joanne Rinaldi, Cynthia Richards, Patricia Ryan, Susan Petronino. Row 3: Robert Reis, Dennis Plante, Stephen St. Marie, Robert M. Price, Richard Pesto, Joseph Roy, Albert Raimondi, Robert A. Price, Carl Porcelli. Not pictured: Jeanne Ricciardi, Michele Roy.

Homeroom 227. Front row: Donna Tranghese, Dorothy Stellato, Doreen Tremblay, Paula Seligman, Debra Simons, Ann Tesoro, Maria Siano, Nancy Steitz, Jeanne Symmes, Mr. Alexander Nickett. Row 2: Stanley Sroka, Mark Simone, Barry Tuck, Kenneth Sheret, Clark Swanson, Regina Truitt, Pamela Stenard, Susan Sullivan, Gail Taylor. Row 3: Paul Stilphen, Charles Taylor, Wayne Scully, Willard Troy, William Stark, John Stolecki, Thomas Sullivan, Wayne Soffan, Felix Tranghese. Not pictured: William Schmitter, Sharon Soares, William Soares, Nancy Sroka.

Homeroom 228. Front row: Susan White, Susan Waterman, Susan Wicks, Susan Wolcott, Gail Vagts, Nancy Vallett, Melinda Wheeler, Nancy Yacovone, Teresa Villamaino, Mr. James Lawrence. Row 2: Valarie Weber, Nancy Wrinkle, Jarl Weyant, John Vigliano, Malcolm Whyte, Richard Willard, Kurt Whitney, Edward Warren. Row 3: Stephen Viger, Mark Whyte, Anthony Zampiceni, James Wilkins, Robert Wenning, David Turnberg, Everett Twining. Not pictured: Jane Viveiros, Jonathan Wolf, David Wieland.
 
Activities

Spartan Band. Front row: Karen Martin, Ginger Martin, Judith Martin, Barbara Darby, Laura Powers, Pamela Nelson, Jeanne Symmes, Rosemary Dion, Rebecca Martin, Brenda Misitano. Row 2: John Corliss, Bob Bradley, Bruce Eldridge, Patricia Oswald, Valerie Jamison, Karlene Carlson, Bob Ireland, Kenneth D'Angelo, Jarl Weyant. Row 3: Dave Gee, Paul Krasnovsky, Charles Brooks, Douglas Best, Koby Borodkin, Andy Malloy, Rick Oliveri, Jim Douglas. Row 4: John Rosati, Earl Hanks, Bob Reis, Frank Miorandi, Gary O'Gorman, Steve Viger, Mike Doe, Kim O'Brien, Donald Burgess. Row 5: Fred Hebert, Chester Hobbs, Dennis Gee, Scott Moore, Mark Hadeler, Ralph Nooney, Bob Lundgren, Mr. Joseph Charron (conductor).

Majorette Cindy Torrey conducts the band at a home football game.

Majorettes. Front row: Andrea Scott. Row 2: Diane Rosati, Sue Sullivan. Row 3: Gina Truitt, Cindy Torrey (band majorette), Kris D'Angelo. Row 4: Paula Finn, Debbie Butler.

Junior Varsity Cheerleaders. Donna Bitzer, Cindy Burr, Susan White, Sally Benoit, Sherry Flaherty, Cindy Richardson, Sue Abel, and Sue Wicks.

 

Springfield Union newspaper, Feb. 7, 1967.

Drill Team. Winnie Woods, Susan Daniele, Eleanor Ramey, Susan Waterman, Jeanne Donovan, Toni Vecchiarelli.

Several of our classmates are pictured in this photo of the ELHS Chorus.

"A crescendo in the fourth measure," explains Mrs. Corliss as she points out the complexities of a song to Jeanne Symmes, Donna Bishop, and Susan Regnier of the Glee Club.

Library Aides. Front row: Irene Olier, Priscilla McCarthy, Joanne Buendo, Elaine Shea, Joan Leach, Susan Buendo. Row 2: Steven Corey, Joanne Stockwell, Cindy Page, Janet McCarthy, Susan Newkirk, Gail Taylor, Geraldine O'Brien.

Library Aides (continued). Front row: Debbie Roesler, Beth Dusenberry. Row 2: Vicky Haskell, Barbara Darby, Ann Giallanza, Connie Haynes, Pat Hendrick, Melissa McIntire, Diana Fisher, Linda Illig. Row 3: Jeri Mercier, Kerry McRae, Sandy Haskell, Valerie Jameson, Pat Donovan, Paula Seligman.

Spanish Club. A musical "Ole" reverberates on stereo tape in this Spanish Club lab scene with Linda Mottle, Christine Bortle, Jim Rosati, Paul Krasnovsky, and John Rosati.

"All in favor, say 'Aye'"; Scott Moore's bill becomes law as the "legislators" of Model Congress prepare for their conference at American International College. 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Nov. 30, 1966.
 
 
Newspaper article for the play, "Finian's Rainbow," staged on Jan. 14, 1967.
 

Scene from Finian's Rainbow. To be alone together --- Sharon (Debbie Kim) and Woody's (Jim Wilkins) romance is given a gentle push by Finian (Donald Bremner).

"If This Isn't Love" expresses Susan Mahoney's (Sally Benoit) happiness as she whirls across the scene while her brother Woody (Jim Wilkins) interprets for her. 

The entire cast, including leads, dancers, and chorus. Spartan Spirit, Jan. 20, 1967.

 

 

Newspaper clipping for 1967 Spartanum Spectaculum. Gina Truitt was in the Tijuana Twirlers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spartan Spirit, Apr. 7, 1967

 

1967 Spartanum Spectaculum program. 

 

 

  

Newspaper clipping for Spring Musicale, 1967. 

Spartan Spirit, Jun. 9, 1967.

Spartan Spirit, Jun. 9, 1967. We've increased the text size so the photo will be easier to see.
 
Miscellaneous Candids

Ed Lemanski with Industrial Arts teacher Mr. Eugene Gauthier.

 

Browsing and chatting in the school book store are Dan Pixley and Suzanne Dreyer.

Yearbook ad: The Class of 1970, the newest class, bids the oldest class . . . of 1967 bon voyage.
 
Sports

Freshman Football Team. Front row: Mr. Richard Bolles (coach), Wayne Scully, Jim Manferdini, Bill Stark, Rick Willard, Jeff Crary, Mr. Daniel Kane (coach). Row 2: Bill Creighton, Paul LaBroad, Tom Mineo, Bill Anderson, Peter Ouellette, Felix Tranghese, John Stolecki. Row 3: Bob Clark, Bob Ireland, Mark Hadeler, Mike Rafferty, Armand Gamache, Dave Gallerani, Tom Sullivan. Row 4: Rich Mondoux, Greg Naylor, Ralph Donohue, Henry Dickinson, Tom Churchill, Bob Wenning, Victor Linden, Paul Stilphen. Not pictured: Todd Cormier.

Preparing the gear to do battle on the Spartan practice gridiron are Mark Hadeler, Peter Ouellette, and John Stolecki.

 

Checking over the field positions is Coach Bolles as Bill Stark (87) prepares to being in a play from the bench.

Punting it out against Commerce is Felix Tranghese. Blocking is Paul LaBroad (far left), Rich Mondoux (40), and Tom Mineo (51).

Junior Varsity Soccer Team. Front row: Andy Farquharson, John Penstock, Peter Benton, John Corliss. Row 2: Bill Passburg, David Weferling, David Griffin, Bob Bradley, Mr. Robert Troutman (coach). Row 3: Paul Lieberwirth, Scott Seymour, Frank Miorandi, Rich Malmstrom, Barry Rufenacht. Not pictured: Bill Kenyon, Michael DiMonaco, Dave Carpenter.

"The junior varsity soccer team, composed completely of freshmen and sophomores, turned in a winning season, contending with inexperience and a lack of reserves. Five of the six losses occurred in overtime or in the last three minutes of the game. 

"One of the key victories for the J.V. soccer team was the 4-3 victory over West Springfield. With ten seconds to go in regulation time, West Side scored a goal to tie the game at 2-2. After both teams had scored in the first overtime, with one second remaining in the second overtime, Barry Rufenacht scored a goal for E.L. This play was typical of the effort the team gave this season.

"Rich Malmstrom had four shutouts, and would have had a fifth, except a goal was scored by one of his own players by accident at Minnechaug. Paul Lieberwirth and Dave Weferling were the leading scorers with four goals each. They, along with Dave Griffin, Barry Rufenacht, and Bill Passburg, made up the front line. Scott Seymour, John Corliss, and Dave Carpenter were the halfbacks, and Malmstrom was in the goal, with Bob Bradley and Bill Kenyon at fullback positions." 

Spartanette Field Hockey Team. Front row: Mary Ellen Boyd, Suzanne Dreyer, Susan Haskell, Mary Boudrias, Susan Mondoux, Susan Daniele. Row 2: Gail Linden, Mary Ann LaLima, Mary Sambor, Sandra Haskell, Susan Galica, Eleanor Ramey, Nancy Vallett. Row 3: Alison Cox, Diana Fisher, Ellen Hanson, Cynthia Rosati, Christine Boucher, Karen Maybury, Cynthia Richard, Liz Lasek.

"The field hockey team competed against Minnechaug, Longmeadow, Westfield, and West Springfield, winning one and tying another very exciting game with Longmeadow. The team lost two games to Minnechaug and one each to West Springfield and Westfield. Outstanding contributors to the team's season were Karen Maybury, Gail Linden, and Diana Fisher." 

Freshman Basketball Team. Front row: Rich Malmstrom, Paul Lieberwirth, Dave Carpenter, Kurt Whitney, Mr. Daniel Kane (coach). Row 2: Don Eddy, Andy Farquharson, Bill Kenyon, Scott Moore, Mike Rafferty. Row 3: Greg Naylor, Carl Larson, Jeff Crary, Michael DiMonaco, Dave Gallerani.

 

Left: Stalemate in the air as Jeff Crary goes up against the Cathedral player and Mike DiMonaco (50) awaits the tap. Right: One hand set-shot from the corner by Kurt Whitney scores two points against Cathedral while Mike DiMonaco (50), Paul Lieberwirth (12), and Andy Farquharson (11) look on approvingly.

Girls' Basketball Team. Front row: Sue Seppanen, Kathy Price, Nancy Steitz, Susan Garner, Miss Jakie Upshaw (coach). Row 2: Joyce Newton, Frances Lorent, Gail Linden, Karen Maybury (co-captain), Lois Hutchinson. Row 3: Margaret Cauley, Patricia Filipek, Diane LaFave, Nora Brayley, Diana Fisher, Edna Hanson. 

Poised for flight downcourt is Nancy Steitz (8) with a bounce pass from Gail Linden (4). Joyce Newton (10) also helped rout Somers 37-23. 

"Exceptional teamwork sparked success for the girls' basketball team this past season. The team played five home and five away games with Westfield, South Hadley, Longmeadow, Minnechaug, and West Springfield. Karen Maybury, one of the co-captains, set a new school girls' record by scoring 23 points in a single game in which E.L. defeated Longmeadow by a score of 46-27. Outstanding players on the team were seniors Karen Maybury, Gail Linden, Diana Fisher, and freshman Diane LaFave." 

Varsity Swim Team. Front row: Jim Bourque, David McCallum, John Haetinger, Paul McNamara, Frank Gibney, Dave Owen, Joe Kwasnik, Bruce Lindwall, Pete Ouellette, Chuck Taylor, Stan Sroka, Ed Kopec, Dennis Plante. Row 2: Joe Marazzi, Bob Storey, Paul LaBroad, Robert Dunn, Keith Linder, Robert Paige, Mark Goddard, Donald Hutchison, Jonas Robinson, Robert Peirce, Gary Newton, Steve House. Row 3: John Lewis, Brad Smith, Erwin Belorusky, Stephen LaBroad, Mike Harton, Scott Lacey, Mr. Ronald Sarazin (assistant coach), Mr. Richard Bolles (coach), Bob Willard, Malcolm Butler, John Beck, Rich Vadnais, Richard Bates, Ralph Miorandi, Gary Lieberwirth.

Now if only coach Richard Bolles would learn how to swim, he'd be all set: a victory splash.

"Winning fourth place in its first year of league competition, the swim team enjoyed a bright season. The team had seven victories, four losses, and one tie.

"The Spartan mermen brought home many awards and demolished several records. The excellent medley relay team of Erwin Belorusky, Brad Smith, Bob Willard, and Scott Lacey, tied the Western Mass. record of 1:50.7. Backstroker Brad Smith also set a record for the hundred-yard event, and later broke it at the New Englands with a clocking of 1:02.2. 

"One of the most exciting meets of the season was with Chicopee Comp. A close meet, the teams were tied at the start of the breaststroke event. Erwin Belorusky took the win and put E.L. ahead by two points. The freestyle relay team then gathered the winning points by finishing a length and a half ahead.

"Post-season tournaments were also successfull for the team as E.L. earned fourth place at the Western Mass. Championships, ninth place at the State Championships, and thirteenth place at the New Englands. At the New Englands, the Spartan relay team placed fifth and Brad Smith carried home a third.

"Our aquatic team wil be a formidable challenge for any opponent next year, with a nucleus of star swimmers returning." 

Girls' Swim Team. Front row: Deborah Shuart, Susan Muller, Kathleen Quinn, Donna Desmond, Karen Driscoll, Ann Woodworth, Pam Wegman, Diane Belliveau. Row 2: N. Muller, Kathleen Barry, Susan Waterman, Jane Laliberte, Anne Daly, Carol Byron, Barbara Harton, Cindy Richardson, Sue Abel, Debbie Sawyer. Row 3: Mrs. Carol Taylor (advisor), Gail Howe, Jeanne Mercier, Nancy Dalessio, Ruth Ferguson, Linda Haetinger, Karen Nasman, Vicky Haskell, Nancy Cauley.   

More than able is frosh Sue Abel in this approach to a turn.

"The swim team splashed its way to a second season record of 0-6. Two meets each were held with Longmeadow, Minnechaug, and West Springfield. Although the team did not win any meets, they had two near wins, both against Longmeadow. By far the best meet was a home competition with Longmeadow, where the girls were defeated 40-37. Firsts were made by Donna Desmond in the medley relay; Susan Muller, freestyle, Cynthia Richardson, diving; and Debbie Sawyer, butterfly. The team only lost on the last relay which itself was a close finish.

"Many new records were set this year. With a time of 36.8, Debbie Sawyer set a mark for the 50 yard butterfly. Susan Abel set a new record for the 50 yard breaststroke with a time of 44.7. Records were also established by Debbie Shuart at 1:17 for the individual medley and Donna Desmond, the most outstanding girl swimmer, with a time of 38.2 for the 50 yard backstroke." 

Varsity Hockey Team. Front row: Rich Mondoux, Todd Cormier, Peter Benton, Dave Griffin, Bill Zuccalo, Dave Stockwell, Mr. Paul Tarsa (coach). Row 2: John Beery, Rick Willard, Bill Creighton, Bob Bradley, Jon Birtwell, Dan Melien, Tom Mineo. Row 3: Mr. Ralph Rinaldi (assistant coach), Donald Bonner, Howie Belliveau, Russ Morton, Bob Barney, Rich D'Amato, William Bonin.

Faceoff ... a puck descends ... two sticks swipe at the rubber disc. Rich Mondoux (9) and Dave Griffin (center background) tense.

"The 1966-67 Spartan hockey team, coached by Mr. Paul Tarsa and led by senior goalie Dan Melien suffered through a disappointing 2-12-1 season. It was a frustrating year for the spirited E.L. puckmen who displayed fine efforts in every game. Battling to the final minutes of all games, the Spartans were never out of contention, with the exception of three games. Victories over Chicopee Comp. by scores of 6-4 and 4-1, and a tie with second place Ludlow, brightened the ice season for ELHS.

"The first string was composed primarily of first year players, with the exception of seniors Rich D'Amato and Dan Melien. Dan Melien, an outstanding goalie and twice selected as goalie on the All-League Second Team, provided needed leadership for the team. His key teammates were Bob Barney, Russ Morton, Rich D'Amato, Rich Mondoux, Howie Belliveau, Don Bonner, Bull Zuccalo, Dave Griffin, and Pete Benton.

"With almost the entire starting lineup returning for the next two years, the outlook for an improved and experienced club is assured." 

Varsity Baseball Team. Front row: Paul Mondoux, Frank Miorandi, Jim Latourelle, Roger Rinaldi, Bob Fois, Mark Grabowski, Frank Petruzzello. Row 2: John Corliss, Dan Thomas, Don Eddy, Jerry Sawyer, Scott Seymour, Ralph Donohue (manager). Row 3: Robert Houghton, Ned DeGray, Michael Beaulieu, Dave Weferling, Steve Swayger, Mr. Stanley Bernatowicz (coach).

Junior Varsity Baseball Team. Front row: Steve Newwell, Jerry Sawyer, Dave Carpenter, Paul Lieberwirth. Row 2: Dave Gallerani, Frank Miorandi, Tom Mineo, Wayne Scully, Mr. John Katsoulis (coach). Row 2: Michael Rourke, Don Eddy, Rich Malmstrom, Ned DeGray, Dave Weferling.

Burning one in against Palmer, Don Eddy in a game that fattened the batting averages of both teams.

"Battling to a respectable 7-4 season, the junior varsity baseball team showed its versatiity by whipping six different teams. A familiar sight on the mound during this campaign was sophomore Ned DeGray, who pitched six complete games and in various portions of other tilts. The rubber-armed lad had victories over South Hadley --- a one-hitter; over Longmeadow --- a 1-0, eight inning gem; over Commerce --- a nifty two-hitter, and two additional victories.

"If pitching is ninety percent of the game, the team's booming bats comprised a noisy ten percent. Don Eddy demoralized local opponents at a .400 pace. Sharing the spotlight at the plate was catcher Jerry Sawyer, who blasted a grand slam home run against Palmer, which proved to be the margin of victory in our 11-10 win. 

"The defense was led by the sure-handed Paul Lieberwirth at shortstop, and by third-sack specialist Dave Weferling. In addition to Don Eddy in center field, the team boasted the fleetfooted duo of Steve Newell in left field and Tom Mineo in right.

"These boys and other bright prospects who played on the team will enliven the game of baseball for more than a few years at ELHS."

Girls' Softball Team. Front row: Miss Jakie Upshaw (coach), Nancy Cauley, Pat Hendrick, Edna Hanson, Susan Herrick, Patricia Filipek, Linda Earnshaw. Row 2: Diane LaFave, Margaret Cauley, Marilyn Bean, Susan Seppanen, Nancy Vallett, Vicky Haskell. Not pictured: Nancy Steitz, Susan Circosta, Frances Lorent, Susan Whalen.

Following through on a popup is firstbasegirl Nancy Steitz.

"The girls' softball team concluded their brief season with a record of three victories and two defeats. The team gained exciting victories over Minnechaug (6-3), Southwick (7-4), and Somers (20-14). However, the girls' winning ways changed and with them the scores, from the tight few-run type to those more resembling football scores. The team suffered losses to Somers by a score of 43 to 21 and to West Springfield by a 15 to 13 margin. The spirit and enthusiasm that led the team to its victories was brought about by coach Miss Jakie Upshaw and Miss Catherau, the girls' student advisor. Outstanding players were Susan Seppanen, Nancy Steitz, Peggy Cauley, Vivian Haskell, Mary Ellen Boyd, and Nancy Vallett." 

Varsity Track Team. Front row: Mr. Richard Bolles (assistant coach), Kim Hagopian, Warren Kenyon, Don Kattler, Erwin Belorusky, Steve Gonyea, Albert Bailey (co-captain), Ronald Laliberte (co-captain), Kim O'Brien, John Lewis, Mr. Francis Dutille (coach). Row 2: Dennis Ostrander, Charles Rinaldi, Robert Barry, John Palpini, Scott Lyman, Paul LaBroad, Felix Tranghese, Bill Creighton, Rich Mondoux, Lewis Thaxton. Row 3: Bill Anderson, Brad Smith, Charlie Stellato, Bernie Sweeney, Bob Willard, John Stratos, Dave Griffin, Richard Reis, Ken Goodrich. Row 4: Bernard Pozzi, Robert Paige, Don Millett, Ken Behan, Dave Pallatino, Roger Blood, Peter Keane, Paul Seymour, John Penstock, Jim Stratos. Row 5: Steve St. Marie, Larry Cooper, Jim Manferdini, Jeff Crary, Stan Sroka, Carl Larson, Mark Lacedonia, Stephen Broderick, Frank Mitchell. Row 6: Bob Ireland, John Stolecki, David Sand, Tom Ouellette, Bruce Ostrander, Larry Bradley, Victor Linden, Peter Ouellette, Rick Willard.

A turf-pounding leap by Jeff Crary gives Palmer a mark to leap for in an 80-51 Spartan win.

"Track coach Frank Dutille, in pre-season banter, had termed this season, "a year of rebuilding." Not content with this destiny, the track squad, with notable contributions from all classes, rolled up a successful 6-5 mark. Senior co-captains Ron LaLiberte and Al Bailey provided much of the spark and initiative that drove the boys to meet the challenge of a rugged schedule that included eleven dual meets and three regional meets.

"Certain individual performances provided the track fan with thrills and satisfaction. Sophomores led the way with Mark Lacedonia turning in a new record of 10:38 in the two mile event against Ludlow, thus eclipsing the old mark of 10:46.1. Bob Willard, in a contest against South Hadley, soared over the bar at eleven feet in the pole vault, a full six inches above the previous mark.

"Ron Laliberte, because of his exceptional contributions in the low hurdles, long jump, and on the relay team was accorded the "most valuable player" honor. Also gleaning praise from coaches Dutille and Bolles were juniors Don Kattler and Dennis Ostrander.

"Stellar performances by individuals on the team were not restricted to dual meets, for the boys also vied for honors in the Western Mass. Relays in West Springfield. Here, Jeff Crary, Bob Willard, Dennis Ostrander, and Ron LaLiberte, representing every class at ELHS, finished third in the low hurdles. Mark Lacedonia teamed with the last three members to place second in the one mile relay event.

"The Valley Wheel Meet in Longmeadow saw Mark capture second place in the one mile run.

"Climaxing the track season was the Western Mass. track meet at Springfield College. Doing the honors for our alma mater were Charlie Stellato, who attained the fourth place medal in the discus throw, and Bob Willard, who repeated his record-shattering effort in the pole vault. The prediction for 1968: records will fall!" 

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