1954 Gardner High, defending Massachusetts Interscholastic
champions, were simply no match for coach Perry Quimby’s Pawtucket West mermen, who paced by Bobby Plourde’s double win, racked up their first victory of the season with a 4134 triumph. Plourde, noticeably tired after having just completed his college entrance board examinations, still won handily with a time of 1:03.8 in the 100-yard backstroke and in the 120 individual medley swam to victory in 1:12.6. Other Ranger winners were Jim Photopoulus 40 freestyle (20.6), Jim Chandley 100 breaststroke (1:12.7) and slim 5-foot-5-inch, 130-pound Eddie Mailhot, a transfer from Saint Raphael Academy, walked away with diving honors by piling up 51.5 points.
1964 Pictured are the Pawtucket Boys’ Club swimmers who
are members of the Rhode Island All-Star Swimming Team that will go against the Worcester All-Star Swimming team at the club’s pool. The members are Mark Lennon, Ed Hunt, Art Boyce, Patrick Wojtyto, Stan Ginish and Richard Factor. With them is Ellis V. Mayer, Boys’ Club swimming director.
1974 Tolman was forced to play without 6-foot-7 scoring and
rebounding leader Doug Clary but overcame that major handicap with hustle and muscle as the Tigers snapped a four-game losing skid with a 66-58 win over Cumberland in a Metro Division II battle. Tom Michalczyk, hitting on long-range jump shots, paced Tolman with 16 points, while Peter Rankowitz and Joe Dragon, who did yeoman work in the rebounding department, were next with 15 and 11 points, respectively. Mike Muellar led the Clippers with 14 points, Al Ervey had 13 and Rich Lengieza added 12.