TROY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

From the Issue: 
March 2012

    The "Troy Sports Exhibit" is coming together with the help of several people.  Ken LaPointe and Donald Johnson helped identify many of the trophies that are housed at the museum.  They also shared stories about playing baseball and basketball, and running track while at Troy High School.  It seems that Donald and his brother, Harold used to run down West Hill every day to shovel coal at the Mill before going to school.  Ken told me, "That's what made them outstanding track stars."

    After researching the newspaper articles and the Troy yearbooks from the 1950s, I found that Troy High School made some pretty impressive strides in sports.  Both the girls' teams and the boys' teams were championship winners. Another sports enthusiast and track star, Joanne (LaPointe) Walsh, has helped to collect items for this display.  She contacted our athletes from the sixties on.  These were students who left Troy School to continue their sports interest at Monadnock.  Also contributing to the exhibit is Aric LeClair, who grew up in Troy, went to Troy Elementary, and graduated from Monadnock.  Aric has gone on to play semi-professional baseball.  What a treat it was to have him back at Troy Elementary as a substitute teacher during the off season.
 
    It has been an educational experience for me working on this exhibit.  I did not grow up in Troy, so I was not aware of the outstanding athletic history Troy had and continues to have.  What excites me the most is that I actually am acquainted with many of the athletes in Troy's history! The exhibit will run through April.  I hope you will get as much enjoyment out of the exhibit as I did working on it.

    The museum is open the first three Saturdays of the month from 8:30 AM to noon or by appointment.  Look for our sign.J Please plan to attend our first meeting for 2012, Thursday, March 15, at 4:00 PM at Kimball Hall.