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August 27, 2013

Thirteen to be inducted into Ipswich High Athletic Hall of Fame

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Dorothy “Dot” Stanley (Class of 1981) was an All-Scholastic player in both basketball and softball. She was team MVP in both, as well, earning CAL all-league honors. She hit .508 on the softball diamond and played a terrific center field.

Cammy Wallace (Class of 1960) was a Class D all-star and MVP on the gridiron for the Tigers, as well as winning the Hellenic Trophy award. He led the boys basketball team in scoring for two years and was named the league’s Outstanding Player. In baseball, he started at shortstop and pitched while being named a CAL all-star.

Coach Frances Cogswell taught and coached in Ipswich schools from 1942-60, coaching all sports, including archery, badminton, dance, field hockey, gymnastics and softball in Girls Exhibition and intramurals. A biology teacher, she also organized and coached the first girls interscholastic basketball team and had a winning record in 14 of 15 seasons.

Robert Conary was a football coach and athletic director at Ipswich High. His teams won 97 games between 1921 and 1942, with an amazing 76 of those by shutout. He is the second-longest tenured football coach in school history and was elected to the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame in 1983.

Rick Storer was a soccer coach and teacher at Ipswich for 38 years. His teams won the Colonial Conference title, Commonwealth Coast Conference and Cape Ann League titles, while winning both the North sectional and Eastern Mass. titles. He was named a Coach of the Year four times and was instrumental in the formation of the Ipswich Youth Soccer Association. He is a member of the Massachusetts State Coaches Hall of Fame.

Chester F. Bowen Jr. was a single-leg amputee at age 7 after suffering a playground injury. He became a sportswriter for the school newspaper, as well as for several town publications while in high school. He was manager of the local town team, was an assistant playground director and the official scorer for high school basketball. Ipswich dedicated the first Little League field to him at Bialek Park.

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