Star Watertown Golfer Killed in WWII Will be Remembered, Again

Watertown’s Leo J. Martin was an outstanding amateur golfer in the 1930s and -40s, and died in World War II. A golf course in Weston was dedicated to him. In the late 1930s, a pair of twins from Watertown dominated amateur golf in Massachusetts, winning the state championship and other prestigious tournaments. The United States’ entry into World War II, however, put golf on pause and for one of the twins, Leo J. Martin, it was the end. He was killed in action.

Watertown Native Competing at World Rowing Championships

Watertown-native Alexander Richards will be competing for the U.S. at the World Rowing Championships in August. A Watertown resident has been named to represent the United States at the 2019 World Rowing World Championships. Watertown’ s Alexander Richards will be part of the men’s eight boat going to the rowing competition being held Aug. 25-Sept. 1 in Linz, Austria, according to an announcement from USRowing.

Watertown High School Runner Makes All-Scholastic Team

Watertown junior Mange Camara was named to the Boston Globe’s All-Scholastic team in the 400 meters. Here he ran in the 2018 Div. 4 Outdoor Track Meet. Watertown senior Mange Camara made the Boston Globe’s boy’s outdoor track All-Scholastic team. Camara, who will be running for Northeastern University next year, made the All-Scholastic team after winning the 400 meters at the All-State Meet, at the Div.

BC Hockey Coach & Watertown Native Jerry York Named to Hockey Hall of Fame

Boston College hockey coach Jerry York. Boston College hockey coach Jerry York of Watertown got the call of a lifetime on Tuesday when he learned he will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. York, who grew up and still resides in Watertown, said he almost did not answer the call from New York Rangers President John Davidson telling him the news, according to a TSN Canada report. “I thought John Davidson was trying to trade for one of my players,” York told TSN. “When he told me I was going to be inducted, I had to sit down.”

WHS Sports: Track Star Wins State Title, Lacrosse Teams Make Tourney

Watertown’s Mange Camara won the 400 meters at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Here he competes in the 2018 Div. 4 Meet. Watertown sprinter Mange Camara added another state championship to his list of titles. The senior won the 400 meter event at the All-State Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Westfield State on Saturday.

Watertown Wrestling Coach Turned Love of Working With Youth into Hall of Fame Career

Watertown High School wrestling coach Kevin Russo recently was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. A room full of well-wishers, one coming from across the Atlantic, gathered recently to see Watertown High School wrestling coach Kevin Russo be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Russo has had success where ever he has gone, notching more than 400 wins, but the longtime WHS coach said the thing that keeps him going is the satisfaction he gets from working with youth. Dozens of former wrestlers, parents and others were on hand to see Russo receive the Lifetime Service to Wrestling award at a ceremony held at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro on April 13, 2019. A plaque in his honor will be installed at the Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla.

Watertown Track Coach, Teacher Retires After 47 Years

Watertown cross country runners senior pose with Longtime Watertown High School track and cross country Coach Tom Wittenhagen retired in March after 47 years in the district. Here he is with James Piccirilli and Emily Koufos after the 2016 All-State Cross Country Meet. Tom Wittenhagen reached the finish line of his coaching career in March, after coaching and teaching for 47 years in the Watertown Public Schools. The longtime boys track and field coach hung up his stopwatch after serving as head coach for the Raiders indoor and outdoor track, and cross country for the last 12 years

“I had 47 years teaching and coaching,” Wittenhagen said. “I was in and out of Watertown about 9,000 times over that time.”