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Ken’s Quiz: Championships, Coaches & Competitors

Jun 30, 2016 06:00AM ● By Kenneth Hamwey

Bellngham Bulletin Sports Editor Ken Hamwey

Summer is in full swing, but our quiz for July has a three-prong focus —on championships, coaches and competitors that made the spotlight shine on Bellingham in the fall, winter and spring seasons. Bellingham High has had its share of squads that dominate for a stretch then fall back into states of rebuilding. There are no better examples than football and field hockey. The Blackhawks have won four Super Bowl championships, and their field hockey teams were once the most feared contingents in the Tri Valley League. There are three state championship plaques for field hockey in the school’s trophy cases. So, study this quiz and see how adroit you are in identifying Bellingham’s three C’s—the coaches, competitors and championships linked to the school’s success.
  1. Name the top two all-time leading goal scorers in girls lacrosse at Bellingham High.
  2. Who was Bellingham High’s goalie when the 1996-97 ice hockey team won the Tri Valley League championships and finished with an 18-3-2 record, the best numbers in the school’s history?
  3. Who was the head coach of the 1996-97 ice hockey team?
  4. How many years did Dennis Baker serve as Bellingham High’s athletic director?
  5. Bellingham High won its only state crown in boys basketball in 2003. Name some of the six teams the Blackhawks defeated en route to that glorious title.
  6. True or false. Ricky Santos was a forward on the 2003 state title hoop team.
  7. Stacey Blue played on one of Bellingham High’s state championship field hockey teams. Now, she’s a field hockey head coach at a Division 1 university. Name the school.
  8. The 1983 boys basketball team at BHS won the TVL championship, going 17-3. Name its starting backcourt.
  9. Who coached the 1983 boys varsity basketball team?
  10. Who holds the BHS record for most career assists in ice hockey?


  1. Cassandra Thibault (first) and Haley Troy (second).
  2. Eric May.
  3. Brian Sherlock.
  4. Fifteen.
  5. Westwood, Wareham, Norwell, Rockland, Watertown and Bromfield (title game).
  6. True.
  7. Lehigh University in Pennsylvania.
  8. Roger Canestrari Jr. and Tom Hammann.
  9. Jim Bonollo.
  10. Bob McManus with 100.

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