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Friday Hall of Famer spotlight is on Class of 2005 inductee David Lingua.
Arguably the best athlete to come out of Windsor Locks, David was an excellent basketball and baseball player.
He is the all time leader scorer in WLHS basketball history amassing over 1300 points and averaged 21 points a game his senior season.
David scored 40 points in a game his junior year, a record that stood for 10 years. He was all conference 3 years and all state his last two seasons.
David played with many other future WLAHOFers during his career during the real glory years of the late 50s early 60s of WLHS hoops including Don Pisati, Brian McKeown, Bob Fraher, Charlie Sidway plus Coaches Al Shapiro and Dan Sullivan.
David was also a prolific power hitter in baseball hitting 10 home runs his senior year.
And for kicks he participated in one track meet his senior season earning a varsity letter in the process by winning three events and setting the school javelin record.
At one time David held 20 WLHS athletic records.
David played one season of varsity hoops at Fairfield University after graduating from WL then played on the Stags golf team.
Also inducted into the inaugural WLAHOF Class of 2005 was David’s father, Dr. Peter Lingua. The Lingua duo is one of 11 parent/child/sibling/relative combinations inducted into the WLAHOF. Can you name the other 10???
RECENT NEWS & NOTES
October 10, 2019. Inaugural Class inductee Craig Winter passed away at the age of 47. Craig was one of the best swimmers in WL history. Craig Winter Obituary
October 4, 2019. WLHS Tennis Coach Celia “Coach Columbo” Karp passed away on October 4th at age 75. Celia Karp Obituary
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.
Simsbury’s Section 2 Champs are coached by WLAHOF Class of 2009 inductee Mike Mascaro. Mike coaches his son John.
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.
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.
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
March 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.
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