FOXBORO — A very recent Durfee High graduate and a one of Somerset High School’s all-time famous grads will be honored at the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Legends event on Monday, June 25 at Gillette Stadium.
Jerry Remy, the former major league second baseman and now longtime Red Sox baseball TV analyst, is one of six former Massachusetts high school student-athletes slated to be honored as legends. Remy graduated from Somerset High School in 1970.
Owen Norton, of Fall River, just graduated from Durfee High School and is bound for the United States Naval Academy. A cross-country runner and ice hockey captain, Norton is being honored by the MIAA for having “contributed in a monumental way to the advancement of Educational Athletics in Massachusetts.”
Remy is one of six legends being honored for having “achieved greatness in their professional careers.” The others are Matt Hasselbeck, Sarah Behn, Mike Eruzione, Tony Conigliaro (posthumous), and Dick Jauron.
According to the MIAA press release, the June 25 event "will feature a dinner reception, live auction filled with sports items and a dynamic talk with both student athletes and our Legends, moderated by emcees, Sports writer Jackie MacMullan (ESPN. com) and former sports broadcaster Bob Lobel (WBZ-TV). Proceeds from MIAA LEGENDS will benefit MIAA Educational Athletics programs and activities for student-athletes across the state through use of the MIAA Endowment Fund."
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