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Ken’s Sports Quiz: These Numbers Tell the Story

Sep 30, 2014 08:29AM ● By Kenneth Hamwey

Bellngham Bulletin Sports Editor Ken Hamwey

  1. How many state championships has Bellingham High won? (Note: Super Bowls are counted as state titles.)
  2. How many Super Bowls did Bellingham High win in the 1990s?
  3. How many athletes from Bellingham have been drafted by professional teams? (Hint: the question refers to both the town and the school.)
  4. How many victories did the 2014 BHS softball team compile en route to the state title?
  5. How many Tri Valley League titles did Bellingham High win on May 21, 2014?
  6. How many varsity sports are offered at Bellingham High?
  7. How many Bellingham High varsity coaches won Tri Valley League coach of the year honors for the 2013-14 school year?
  8. The Bellingham High softball and baseball teams won State titles this spring. How many teams did each squad beat for its crown?
  9. How many MVPs did Bellingham High have in the Tri Valley League for 2013-14?
  10. The boys indoor and outdoor track teams combined to set a plethora of school records during the 2013-14 school year. How many records were set?
(Scroll down to find the answers.)

  1. Ten (4 Super Bowls, 3 in field hockey, and one each in boys basketball, softball and baseball.
  2. Two (Bellingham defeated Marian in 1993 and South Boston in 1998).
  3. Two (Ron Russell was drafted by the Texas Rangers and Beau Starrett was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks. Starrett lives in Bellingham but played for Catholic Memorial).
  4. Twenty-five. (The softball team finished with a 25-1 record.)
  5. Three (boys track, softball and baseball).
  6. Twenty-two.
  7. Three (Peter Lacasse in track, T.J. Chiappone in baseball and Dan Nagle in girls basketball). Amazingly, Dennis Baker, who guided the softball team to a 25-1 record and a state championship, did not capture the coach of the year award in the TVL.
  8. The state champs in softball and baseball had to win six games each for the crown.
  9. Three (David Sampson in baseball, Megan Cook in softball and Sarah Edwards in track).
  10. Twenty.

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