Wethersfield Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame
2005 Hall of Fame
Kevin Duffy '63: A terrific football player for WHS, Kevin excelled at running back, scoring 52 points during the 1962 season. He was a key player on defense and was named to the All-League team during his junior and senior years. Kevin was co-captain of the undefeated 1962 CCIL Championship team. Named best athlete in his class, he was also a member of the track and field team. Kevin received an athletic scholarship to Indiana University and was captain of the 1968 Rose Bowl football team.
Donna Fago Glynn ’82: Outstanding member of the girls gymnastic team for four years. She excelled in vaulting and floor exercise and qualified for the State Open in both events. She was also named to the all-League team. Donna held the school record for floor exercise with a score of 9.0 before the advent of the spring floor. As a member of the girls swim team, she broke the school diving record in 1981 and qualified for state competition. She was captain of the softball team and in her senior year was named to the All-League team.
Greg Fay ‘61: A two-sport athlete, Greg participated in football and basketball at WHS. He has the distinction of scoring the first touchdown in the history of football at WHS. Led the team in receiving and rushing for three years. Fay was also a three-year starter at point guard on the basketball team. Led the team in steals and assists during all three seasons. Captain of the 1961 basketball team that was ranked number one in the state at the end of the regular season. Received All-League honors in both basketball and football and was honorable mention All-State in football.
John “Jackie” Hart ‘46: A three-sport athlete, Jackie played soccer, basketball, and baseball. Led the 1946 basketball team to a 14-3 record and a number one ranking in the State Tournament. He was the first basketball player at WHS to use the one hand shot. Also played third base and pitcher on the baseball team.
John Heaton ‘63’: An outstanding football and track athlete at WHS, Heaton was co-captain of the undefeated 1962 football team. An excellent receiver and defensive player, he was named to the All-League team his junior and senior years. He was captain of the 1963 track team and holds the school record for the javelin. Attended Indiana University on an athletic scholarship where he continued his football career and also played on the 1966 Rose Bowl team.
Chet Kasper ‘93: Chet had a distinguished career in baseball and basketball at WHS. He was an All-League baseball player for three consecutive years. He had a career batting average of .402 and was 11-6 as a pitcher. During his baseball career, the team record was 53-26 and reached the semi-finals of the state tournament. He also was the leading scorer on the basketball team.
Mary Beth Mahoney Nolan ‘85: Mary Beth was a two-time All-State selection in field hockey. She participated all four years in field hockey and was captain her senior year. An outstanding forward, she led the team in scoring. She also played first base on the softball team and was one of the team’s leading hitters and was named to the All-League team her senior year. Mary Beth was the recipient of an athletic scholarship to Old Dominion University, where she had a successful career as field hockey player and was a member of the NCAA Division I national championship team her senior year.
Stephen Walters ‘76: An All-State and All-League soccer player at WHS, Steve was co-captain of the 1975 Class LL State Championship soccer team. He also played baseball and received All-League honors in 1976. He played soccer at the University of Hartford and received honorable mention recognition to the All-American Team in 1979. Steve currently serves as head coach of the boy’s varsity soccer team at Farmington High School where he has won twenty league titles and four state championships.
Coach Robert Yarrow: Bob was the head coach of boy’s track at WHS for 17 years. During that time, he was instrumental in developing the track program along with many terrific athletes. He also coached the boys and girls cross country team for 16 years. An outstanding educator, excellent runner and later a competitive cyclist, Bob brought a competitive desire to excel to his student-athletes, while overcoming his own handicap.
1943 Baseball Team: The only undefeated baseball team in the history of WHS was coached by the legendary and 2001 Hall of Fame inductee, George Ritchie. The 12-0 League Champions had a team batting average of .281, a fielding percentage of .941 and they outscored their opponents 121-32. Members of the Eagles were Mike Baldwin, Mark Fish, Cephas Gagne, Francis Grogan, Joe Jallisey, Jackie Hart, Don Jaguith, Mill Mason, Bill Meagher, Ed Nogas, Gerold O’Keefe Mgr, Walter Ostapeck, Robert Parsons, Paul Salling and Leonard Schumann.
1980-81 Girls Basketball Team: Coached by Hall of Fame coaches Bob Landers and assistant Charlie Wrinn, this was the first girls basketball team to make it to the finals of the State Tournament. Finishing second in the CCIL with a record of 15-4, this high scoring squad scored a school record 84 points against East Hartford. Members of the 1981 Class LL State Runner-up team were co-captains Sherri Basque & Monique Petty, Donna Bednarz, Kelly Corcoran, Beth Ann Diprato, Edith Gagnon, Mary Galvin, Anne Griffin, Kathleen Hudon, Beth Massey, Deborah Opalacz, Kathryn Regalis, Debbie Rumley, Christen Saunders and Deborah Shea.