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The 2019 WLAHOF Induction Ceremony will be held Friday November 29th at La Notte in East Windsor. 

Social Hour 6-7 PM

Dinner/Ceremony starts at 7 PM

2019 Hall of Fame inductees are:

  • Charlie Sidway, WLHS Class of 1958
  • Bill O’Neil, WLHS Class of 1966
  • Kathy Leonard, WLHS Class of 1977
  • Mark Sargent, WLHS Class of 1985
  • Todd Johnson, WLHS Class of 1999
  • Plus Fan of the Game Honorees Rita and Paul Roy

Be on the lookout for our Friday Hall of Famer Spotlight each week!

Be sure to click on our Throw Back Thursday link and see where the road takes us in Windsor Locks athletic history…..

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This week’s spotlight is Class of 2016 inductee Dr. Sidney Burnap, Jr.

When streets are named after your family in your hometown, you’re kind of a big deal.  Sidney Burnap, Jr. was a big deal.
Sidney was a world class runner during his time at Yale University.  A 1905 Yale grad, Sidney ran the 440 yard dash and was a key cog on the relay team.  In 1904, he was ranked 7th in the world in the 440.
At the New York Athletic Club’s invitational meet at Madison Square Garden in March of 1904, Burnap was part of a Yale relay team that broke the world’s record for the indoor two-mile relay with a time of 8:09 and 3/5ths of a second.
Sidney again ran with the Yale relay squad in 1909 in an outdoor meet in New York when they lowered their own record  to 7:58 2/5ths of a second.  Oh yeah, and Sidney was studying at Columbia at this time studying to be a doctor!
Sidney practiced medicine for 20 years in New York before moving to Los Angeles where he became doctor to the movie stars and was part of the social scene. He famously performed an appendectomy on starlet Jean Harlow, the big star in the 1930s.
A true Hall of Famer, Sidney passed away in 1950.
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RECENT NEWS & NOTES

September 26, 2019.  PLEASE NOTE:  BECAUSE OF THE EEE MOSQUITO THREAT GAME TIME IS NOW 2 PM.  The University of Hartford Hawks are celebrating their Connecticut players next weekend. Next Saturday, October 5th, the Hawks, featuring former WLHS standout soccer player Aly Mohamed, are hosting the UMBC Retrievers at 7 p.m.  A youth clinic for those under age 12 will be held pre-game starting at 6 pm on the tennis courts next to the soccer field.  Come out and support Aly and WL!  Link to tickets.  Use the promo code “hometown” at checkout and you will be able to purchase the regularly priced $7 tickets at only $4.

September 21, 2019.  In a spirited baseball alumni game, the WLHS Raider squad led by the timely hitting of Jordan and Dan Copes defeated a squad of Enfield Raiders 2-0 at Bob O’Connor Memorial Field in WL.  The Locks pitching tandem of Jordan Copes and Jordan English blanked Enfield.  Pics on our Facebook page.

September 14, 2019.  The 16th Annual WLAHOF Golf Tournament was held at Suffield Country Club.  A tightly contested tournament ended with a team led by WLAHOF Class of 2017’s Ed Staron taking low net; former WLAHOF Chair Glenn Blackburn’s foursome was the low gross squad.  Head over to our Facebook page to see pictures.

September 13, 2019.  A banner was raised at the WLHS Pool in memory of longtime swim Coach Ken Malone.

August 10, 2019.  WL Raiders Baseball Alumni had their second annual weekend.  Golf on Friday August 9th at Gillette Ridge followed by a spirited game on Saturday August 10th at Bob O’Connor Field at Veteran’s Park.  Team Farr defeated Team Sullivan 4-2 behind the play of Jonnathan Oliveira, Brian Cooper and Jordan Copes.

July 16, 2019.   Some WLHS Raider and WLAHOF connections to two of the final four Little League 9-11 state finalists.

Coach Mike Mascaro and his son John

Simsbury’s Section 2 Champs are coached by WLAHOF Class of 2009 inductee Mike Mascaro. Mike coaches his son John.

Back row far left: Gianna Hamley Jablonowski, Jason Hamley

Section 3 Champs feature Jacob Jablonowski, the son of former Raider standout Gianna Hamley Jablonowski.  Jacob’s Uncle Jason Hamley is a Class of 2011 WLAHOF inductee and also was a star member of the Class of 2014 Inductee 1990 State Champion soccer team.

Congrats boys and parents. Good luck Sunday.

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July 2, 2019:   Class of 2006 inductee Lori Chapman Longfritz will be speaking and signing copies of her book “Alone at Dawn” July 2nd, 6 PM at the WL Town Hall.  Lori’s book details the ordeal her brother John (Class of 2018) faced in Afghanistan before being killed by the enemy. Tech Sgt. Chapman’s bravery earned him a posthumous Medal of Honor.

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April 29, 2019:  Congrats to WLAHOF Class of 2007 inductee Larry Lichstein.  Larry is being inducted in the United States Bowling Congress Hall of Fame in the Pioneer Category at their Annual Meeting and Convention in Las Vegas.  Congrats Larry!!!  Click here for more info:  USBC Hall of Fame

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This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Screen-Shot-2019-04-04-at-9.49.23-AM.pngMarch 20, 2019:  Congrats to WL’s Justin Mazza and Mary Jane Hussey (WLAHOF Class of 2018) for their awards .  At the 1st Annual Special Olympics Connecticut Awards dinner, Justin received the Hall of Fame Inductee Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award.  Justin represented Team CT and WL in Seattle in July.  Justin won a silver medal in the 3000m, was sixth in the 500m and helped the 4X100 relay team gain a fourth place finish.  Mary Jane represented Windsor Locks which was honored with the Outstanding Local Program Award.

Please share anything Windsor Locks sports and especially the WLAHOF via private message  on these social media platforms and we will be  sure to post (upcoming sports fundraisers, athletic achievements, awards and other accomplishments.  Pictures and links appreciated).  You can also email us at windsorlockshof@gmail.com.

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