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Ken’s Quiz — Successful Players and Coaches

Jan 02, 2018 09:51AM ● By Kenneth Hamwey

Bulletin Sports Editor Ken Hamwey

written by KEN HAMWEY, Bulletin Sports Editor
A new year has arrived and the old one now is part of history; but as time moves on and the new replaces the old, one tenet in sports remains true — that hard work, dedication, and perseverance get results and often are what drive individuals and teams to win championships.
Coaches who motivate players and put them in the right positions are also part of the mix that leads to success. At Bellingham High, there’s been a blend of both players and coaches responsible for winning at the league, sectional and state levels.
The most recent championship, in cross-country last fall, is a perfect example of hard-working individuals and a superb coach combining for a Tri Valley League title and a Division 6 crown.
This quiz focuses on some of the Blackhawks’ premier competitors who achieved all-star status and elevated their teams to great heights, and it sprinkles in a few coaches who ignited the spark that enabled players to reach peaks they might never have dreamed of.
Try your luck with these 10 questions that feature quality athletes and dedicated mentors.
  1. He coached Bellingham High to its only state championship in basketball, a 49-40 triumph over Bromfield in 2003 at the Worcester Centrum.
  2. Who is Bellingham’s all-time career scoring leader in girls basketball?
  3. Name Bellingham High’s all-time top three scorers in boys basketball.
  4. She was a terrific distance runner in cross-country and track and he was dynamic in the distance events too. Both were Tri Valley League all-stars and both helped both the boys and girls programs gain credibility in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
  5. Dale Caparaso coached football in the 1990s and early 2000s, guiding the Blackhawks to four Super Bowl championships. Name the teams his squads defeated.
  6. Two top-notch players at BHS are now school superintendents in Massachusetts. One excelled in basketball in the late 1980s and the other was a three-sport athlete who was the Blackhawks’ quarterback in the 1970s. Name them.
  7. He played basketball for BHS in the Tech Tournament at the old Boston Garden in 1963 and was a first-team all-star. He later returned to BHS to coach basketball and baseball. Name him.
  8. He guided BHS to a pair of Tri Valley League titles, one in track and one in cross-country, and he also led the Blackhawks to the Division 6 cross-country championship last November. Who is he?
  9. Megan Cook was the star pitcher for the BHS softball team when it rolled to the state title in 2014. Who was the Blackhawks ace hurler in 2015?
  10. He was nicknamed “Doc” and his ability to assess a player’s injury usually was right on the mark. This trainer was a fixture at every Bellingham High football game, and he remained loyal to the grid squad in its early years when the Blackhawks were fortunate to win one, maybe two, games a season. If he were inducted into the BHS Hall of Fame in November, his induction would be posthumous and he would enter the Hall as a contributor. Who was he?


  1. Barry Hutchinson.
  2. Lauren Clancy (1,527 points).      
  3. Glenn Gariepy, Jim Bonollo and George LaPrade.
  4. April Wernig and Ralph Moore.
  5. Marian, South Boston, Martha’s Vineyard and Tyngsboro.
  6. Scott Knief in Carver and Kevin Maines in Douglas.
  7. Jim Bonollo.
  8. Peter Lacasse.
  9. Zoe Haley, who finished with a 19-5 record.
  10. Arthur “Doc” Provost.






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