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December 18, 2012

Newest Swampscott High Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are announced

SWAMPSCOTT — Eleven of the school’s finest student-athletes will be among those inducted as Swampscott High School has announced its latest class heading into its Athletic Hall of Fame.

In addition, one entire team, one long-time supporter, one former student and two legendary coaches will also be inducted into the Hall when a banquet is held at The Oceanview in Nahant on Saturday, March 23.

The Swampscott High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are:

Robert Friberg (Class of 1944), an outstanding running back for the football team and three-year varsity baseball player. He was president of his class, captained the baseball squad and played at Springfield College.

Edward Loveday (Class of 1959), a starting quarterback for back-to-back unbeaten SHS teams who threw five touchdown passes in one game against Malden Catholic. He was also the starting QB in one of the first Harry Agganis All-Star Football Classics.

Jon Levine (Class of 1972), a starting center on the Big Blue basketball team that won the Northeastern Conference title. He held the school records for rebounds in a game (24) and offensive boards (16) in a single game. Also a member of the Salem State Hall of Fame, he was an all-NEC track performer who played eight years of pro basketball in Israel.

Jon Toner (Class of 1973) was the captain of Swampscott’s first Super Bowl team in 1972, where he was a starting tight end and middle linebacker. He was the key blocker in that 28-21 Super Bowl win over Catholic Memorial, allowing teammate Don Page to run for over 200 yards. He went on to captain the football team at UMass Amherst.

Billy Murphy (Class of 1977), a three-year starter in baseball who held the single season record for points as well as rebounds in one game (28).

Chris Power (Class of 1977), a school record holder in the 45-yard hurdles and both Class D champion and Northern Area champ in that same event. He held the school marks in both the 120 and 330-yard hurdles and was the Class D titlist in both.

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