Inductees

Athlete Bio


Football
10, 11, 12

Running Back
All Middlesex
All Scholastic

Basketball
10, 11, 12

Guard
Captain
All Middlesex
All Scholastic

Baseball
10, 11, 12

Centerfield
Captain
All Middlesex
All Scholastic
(3 times)

William J. Donovan

Class of 1965

Billy Donovan combined great natural ability and a fierce competitiveness to become an outstanding three sport athlete at CCHS. His shifty moves and loose hips made him an elusive target for would-be tacklers. As a Junior he covered over 50 exciting, lateral yards without a helmet (it had been removed by a linebacker), before picking up a 10 yard first down. Many will remember his spectacular, last minute, 60 yard touchdown run in the mud to win the 1964 Thanksgiving Day game against Lexington.

He was the feisty point guard on three of Jim Hayes' fine CCHS basketball teams in the mid sixties. His tough defense, intelligent floor leadership, and all around aggressive play sparked his teammates to many tough victories, including the 1964 Tech Tourney Championship in Boston garden.

Baseball may have been his strongest sport. He was a speedy and sure handed centerfielder who always got to the ball and threw to the right base. He was a consistent hitter, always a tough out, and aggressive on the base paths. His play earned him Globe All-Scholastic honors an unusual three times.

Bill took his shifty running to Dartmouth College where he earned three varsity football letters. A torn rotator cuff ended his baseball career after his sophomore year. He is presently an attorney in Manchester, New Hampshire and lives in Amherst with his wife Mary and their three children, Meg (15), Kevin (11), and Mirabell (5).