Fadrigon Among 6 Old Town Hall of Famers
The Old Town High School Hall of Fame will open the doors to six new inductees as part of the Class of 2019.
Induction ceremonies will take place on January 4th.
Zach Gasaway ‘98
As a member of the long storied Old Town Swim team, Zach left a mark that few around the state can rival. He helped his teams win four straight Class B State Championships from 1995-1998. In addition to the team titles he won an impressive 8 individual State Championships including the 200 medley relay in 1996, 97, 98. Zach’s other state titles came in the 200 IM (1997, 98), 200 free relay (1997) and the breaststroke (1997, 98).
In his senior season in 1998 Zach was named Swimmer of the Meet for the state meet and named the Class B Swimmer of the Year.
In the 21 years since his graduation, his name still appears as the school record holder in the 200 IM (1:57:88) and 100 breaststroke (1:00:69).Zach was also a talent on the baseball field where he batted .400 or better in both his junior and senior seasons, and was named 1st Team All-PVC at third base.
Not wanting to step away from the pool, Zach was the Co-Head Coach for the 2003 State Championship team and is currently the Head Coach for the Canoe City Swim Club in Old Town.
Adam St. John ‘81
Adam made a name for himself on the MacKenzie Gym basketball court where he helped lead the 1980 team to the Class A Eastern Maine Championship. During his time in an Old Town uniform his teams posted a combined record of 60-20. He capped his senior season getting selected to the Eastern Maine All-Tourney Team, Bangor Daily News All-Maine 2nd team and named to the first ever McDonald’s East/West All-Star team.
Adam was also the recipient of an American High School Athlete selection, a national honor bestowed exclusively upon those high school athletes who meet standards of achievement in athletics, scholastics, extracurricular and community activities.
After graduation Adam went to Maine Maritime Academy where he is still second on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,405 points. He was the nation’s leading scorer in division III during the 1984-85 season when he averaged 29 points per game. He was named Northeast Conference MVP in 1985 and selected to the Northeast Conference 1st team in 1983, 84 & 85. Adam was named to the Maine College All-Star Team three times, a 7-time ECAC Player of the Week, achieved All-American status in 1995 when he was named MVP of the NAIA all-star game. To this day he is the only player in MMA history to have his jersey number retired.Adam currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Verso Corporation and lives in Wisconsin with his wife and five boys.
Kendra Hayward ‘13
Kendra was a catalyst that has led to the most successful run in school history for softball. A three year starting pitcher for Old Town she helped theschool to its first ever State Championship in 2012. She not only pitched a 4-hitter with 15 strikeouts in the state game, but also drove in the game winning runs with a 2-run double. She finished her career with an overall record of 35-7 while striking out 339 and walking just 56. Kendra was a 2-
time Eastern Maine Class B 1st team all-conference selection, and twice named PVC Conference Pitcher of the Year.Kendra also excelled in the classroom where she was a 4-time Old Town High School Academic Achievement letter winner and Big East Basketball Conference Scholar Athlete in 2010.
She continues to give back to her softball roots as a volunteer coach for Old Town ASA softball and an individual pitching instructor. Kendra is also a student at Husson University where she is working towards her Doctor in Pharmacy degree.
Gene Fadrigon ‘63
Gene was a 3-sport athlete at Old Town High School competing in football, baseball and basketball but left his legacy in hockey where as a coachhe built Old Town into one of the most dominant programs in the state as evidenced by winning the Class B State Championship in 1992 and 1993.
In addition to those state titles, his teams also won four Eastern Maine Class B Championships.He was a 4-time Eastern Maine Class B Coach of the Year, an award that has since been named the Gene Fadrigon Award.
Gene spent 15 seasons as the Head Coach of the program after 3 years as an assistant. He served as the Class B coach’s representative to the Maine Principals Association from 1992-99.
Prior to his time with the high school program he was President of Old Town Youth Hockey and coached in the program where he reached level 4 AHAUS coaching status.
Richard Burgess ‘84
Richard “Ricky” Burgess won 9 varsity letters as a three-sport athlete at Old Town High School. On the football field he was a three year starter on both offense and defense. In 1982 he helped lead Old Town to the LTC North Championship by leading the conference in passing yards and touchdown passes (8). His team had arguably the biggest win of the season when they beat Orono to end the Red Riots historic 48 game winning
streak. In 1993 he was named All-State kicker and LTC 1st team punter and kicker.
On the baseball diamond he was a 3-year starter and named 1st team PVC both his junior and senior seasons.Ricky was also a 3-year starter in basketball where he was 12th on the school’s all-time scoring list when he graduated and was named to the 1984
McDonald’s East/West All-Star Team.
After graduation he would play one season of baseball for the University of Maine, and in 1993 play at Yuba College in California where he was named 1st team All-League. Following that season he Played 2 years at Portland State University as the staring 3rdbaseman for the PAC 10 school. Ricky spent 24 years serving his country in the United States Air Force reaching rank of Captain and earning 18 awards and decorations.
He earned a Master’s degree in education and has spent the last 14 years teaching elementary school in California. He is also a high school basketball referee and is currently the President of the CCBOA, and works as a high school and college lacrosse referee. Ricky has also coached baseball and basketball at all levels from youth to high school.
Jaret Lizzotte ‘94
Jaret was another key cog in the dominance of Old Town swimming over the years. Jaret made his legacy in the Old Town pool helping his teams win four State Championships from 1991 – 1994. He would go on to make himself one of the best divers in school history as evidenced by his individual State Championships in 1993 and 1994. He showed that he could also swim a little by winning the State Championship in the 200 free relay in 1993 with a school record time of 1:33:11, and the State Championship in the 200 medley relay in 1994.
Jaret was named to the State All-Star Diving team in 1993 and named Class B Diver of the Year in 1992, 93 and 94. He competed outside of the pool as well playing three seasons of varsity football where he was named LTC 2nd team defense. Jaret spent two seasons
on the varsity baseball team.
After high school he was a member of the University of Maine swim team and was named captain for both his junior and senior seasons.
He would stay with the UMaine swim program after graduation as their diving coach for 10 years. He followed that with 8 seasons as the diving coach for Bangor High School where he was a 4-time Class A Diving Coach of the Year.Jaret currently lives in Old Town with his wife and two children. He works as the Physical Education teacher and Athletic Director for the Glenburn Department.