The Fairhaven High School Hall of Fame Committee conducted its' 27th Banquet and Induction ceremony on Sunday, July 26, 2022 at the Century House and inducted six new members. The "memorable season" of the 1981 Girls' Tennis Team, coached by Donald Dufour was also honored. (Photo by Jim Mahaney '68)
JAMES “JIM” HUBBARD
CLASS OF 1955
Jim Hubbard graduated from Fairhaven High School in 1955. While at FHS he was member of the football, baseball and track teams. He was a standout as well as a captain on all of these teams earning nine varsity letters and making multiple Bristol County and Boston Globe all scholastic teams. He also served as a class officer for the Class of 1955.
Jim furthered his education at Bridgewater State College where he continued his athletic prowess with the soccer, baseball and track teams and his success on these three teams would culminate in Jim being inducted into the Bridgewater State University Hall of Fame in 2009.
After graduation from Bridgewater Jim went on to become an educator and coach at Old Rochester Regional High School where he worked for twenty years. His football, baseball and track teams were very successful with his Spring Track teams in particular winning numerous league and conference championships in the 1960’s and ‘70’s as well as the 1967 Class D State Relays Championship. Jim served as the Athletic Director at O.R.R. from 1975 – 1980. He was inducted into the Old Rochester Regional H.S. Hall of Fame as a coach in 2014.
Besides coaching high school athletics, Jim played a leading role in the Cape Cod Baseball League which is the best college summer league in the country, and attracts the top collegiate players every summer. Jim spent all of the 1960’s as the manager of the Cotuit Kettleers, and during those ten seasons his teams won four league championships. While managing Cotuit his teams compiled a .628 winning percentage which is the second highest in league history. After his successful managing stint in Cotuit, Jim went on to become a Director and General Manager for the Wareham Gatemen in the CCBL from 1978- 1997. Jim was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2006 in recognition of his 35+ years of service to that prestigious organization.
CLASS OF 1958
Paul Goulet is the seventh member of the famed 1956 Football Team to be inducted into the FHS Hall of Fame. Coached by the legendary Mel Entin, this group that was labeled the “12 Iron Men” racked up three consecutive winning seasons in the mid 1950’s by playing tough, hard-nosed football in the old Bristol County League with the likes of Durfee, New Bedford, Taunton, Attleboro, New Bedford Voke and Wareham, and Coach Entin led his team of “12 Iron Men” to many hard-fought victories, including three consecutive wins against archrival New Bedford High School.
Paul played right tackle on those accomplished squads, and was touted to be the muscle man of this line that was tasked with protecting fellow Hall of Famers quarterback Pete Mendell and running backs Kenny Lanoue and Abbie Teixeira. Paul Goulet also joins three other Hall of Famers from those football teams: Jerry Razon, Danny Santos and Barry Behn.
Paul earned individual recognition and was able to demonstrate his individual brute strength during the winter and spring track seasons where he was a championship shot putter winning both Bristol County and state wide honors. In his junior season in 1957 he placed 3rd in the state wide meet, and then to cap off his senior season in February 1958, Goulet was also the only representative of his school to compete at the 41st Annual Indoor State Meet at Boston Garden where he won the Class D 12-pound event with a toss of 49’- 6 ¾”.
After graduating from Fairhaven High School in 1958 Paul spent three years in the United States Army and then returned home to raise a family. Paul has two children, Paul, Jr. and Rebecca who Paul raised after his wife Ruth passed away early on in their marriage.
Unfortunately, Paul passed away November 20, 2021, but with the knowledge that he had been voted into the FHS Hall of Fame and would be reunited with the other 11 Iron Men.
Gerald “Jerry” Howland
Class of 1970
Whether on the pitching rubber on the baseball diamond or in the paint on the basketball hardwood, Gerald “Jerry” Howland became the quiet leader during the 1968 through 1970 basketball and baseball seasons for the Fairhaven Blue Devils. Jerry let his left arm do the talking in both sports in a very competitive Capeway Conference during those seasons.
On the basketball court Jerry was selected for All Suburban and Capeway Conference All-Star honors during the 1969 basketball season. He was dominant in the paint area with his smooth left-handed moves under the basket and his shot blocking ability on defense. Besides his all-star selections, Jerry was also the recipient of a 10 day stay at Boston Celtic legend Bob Cousy’s Basketball Camp from the Rotary Club of New Bedford.
But it was on the baseball diamond and pitching rubber where the lanky southpaw became dominant. During his junior year the hard thrower started to come into his own compiling 4 of the 5 wins for his Capeway Conference team boasting a fine 2.46 ERA ending his season with growing confidence. It was during his senior year that Jerry began to shine. While earning his second All Suburban honors, he was now the ace of the Blue Devils staff. Record wise, while only being 5-3, two of his losses were by 1 run, with each being unearned. He compiled 102 strikeouts in just 76 innings while issuing only 26 walks and posting an ERA of 1.54. While earning Perfection Player of the Week honors, Jerry led the Devils with a trio of victories over powerhouse teams Falmouth, Dennis-Yarmouth, and Dartmouth to give his team a share of the Capeway Conference lead. When not on the mound, Jerry roamed the outfield and contributed with several key “knocks” during the season.
After graduating from Fairhaven Jerry had a tryout with the Boston Red Sox organization where a medical issue ended his aspirations of becoming a professional baseball player. Jerry then served 4 years in the National Guard. Prior to his passing in 2002 Jerry was the owner-operator of his own painting and contracting business while residing in New Bedford with his wife Felicia and son Gerald II. Sadly, his wife passed away in 2021.
Class of 1981
For the last two of his three varsity seasons at Fairhaven, Ron Andrews was a steady, if not spectacular performer in the sports of football and basketball. After dressing for varsity games in both sports as a sophomore, Andrews was a big-time competitor and lettered in both during his junior and senior seasons.
In football, Andrews was a two-way back, carry the ball on offense and stopping opposition from his defensive back position. Twice during the 1980 season the halfback was recognized by the local media for his outstanding play on the football field – the first for his role in a tough 27 – 24 loss at Dighton-Rehoboth when the senior rushed for a team high 124 yards and two touchdowns; the second coming the following month when the co-captain carried the ball for 134 yards and both touchdowns to help the Blue Devils earn their first win of the season, 14 – 0, at Dennis-Yarmouth. Win, lose or tie, Andrews played a big role in the majority of Fairhaven games in that 2-7-1 season. He led the Blue Devils in scoring points and touchdowns and because of his strong play on the defensive side of the ball, Andrews was named Fairhaven 1980 Player of the Year and selected as a defensive back on The Standard Times 1980 All-Star football team. In addition to scoring a pair of touchdowns in the loss at D-R and the win at D-Y, Andrews found the endzone in a come from behind 14-14 opening night tie at Bishop Stang and in a 7-6 loss at Dartmouth on Thanksgiving Day.
On the basketball court, Andrews had back-to-back banner seasons. As a junior he was part of a six-man offensive rotation. He averaged just under 10 points as a swingman (playing in the front and backcourts) for a team that finished 14-5 to qualify for the postseason tournament. He reached double figures in 8 of the team’s first 15 games with a best of 17 coming in a one-point (54-53) loss at New Bedford High. A year later he was the lone returning player from that six-man rotation and was a one-man wrecking crew in the Blue Devils offensive attack. The team captain took control in the 1980 – 81 opener by scoring a game-high 21 points in a nine point loss to Somerset and reached double figures in 16 of 20 games finishing a disappointing 5-15 season with a team-leading overall scoring average of 16.4 points including 19.1 against Southeastern Massachusetts Conference Division 2 competition. A highest effort came midway through the season when Andrews connected on a long shot with six seconds left to turn a one-point deficit into a 60-59 win at Falmouth. Andrews finished with a team-high 23 points. That game ignited a string of three straight games of 20 or more points (23, 27 and 27) for the high scoring senior who scored 20 or more points seven times. Perhaps his most satisfying outing came three games into the January portion of the schedule when Fairhaven traveled to Dartmouth and defeated their town rival, 66-63. Andrews was one of four Blue Devils in double figures with 17 points and it was his two free throws with three seconds remaining that sealed the victory.
Ron went on to play three years of Division III basketball at Bridgewater State University, and lived for 32 years in the Washington D.C. area. He worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center for seven years and worked as a mortgage banker for 21 years. He moved back to the Southcoast three years ago and has been a keyboardist and lead singer in various bands in Massachusetts and Maryland.
Colleen (Pepin) Ring
Class of 2008
The all-time leading goal scorer in soccer (93 goals), and second all-time leading scorer with 112 points, Colleen Pepin was a standout athlete at Fairhaven High School in both soccer and basketball.
A team player who was an integral part of great success during her high school tenure, Pepin helped her soccer teams to a 12-3-3 record, and 11-4-3 record in her junior and senior years, respectively. She was also a huge part of the girls’ basketball team’s success as a tenacious defender, helping to win the school’s first ever conference championships, back-to-back in her junior and senior seasons. In addition to team success, Pepin earned many individual accolades during her decorated career including being named Standard Times Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year her senior season, Eastern Massachusetts All-Star both junior and senior seasons, Standard Times Girls’ Soccer Super Team (‘06), South Coast Conference All-Star (‘06,’07), All Massachusetts All Star (‘07), All New England All Star (‘07), and Boston Globe All Star (‘07). The top goal scorer and second top point-getter also holds the single season all-time goal record with 37 goals from her senior campaign in 2007. Colleen was a true student-athlete as she excelled in the classroom where she was a member of the National Honor Society, a four-year scholar athlete and participated in extracurricular clubs and school activities.
She continued her soccer career at Endicott College, where she was honored as a Hall of Fame inductee in 2019 for her exceptional career on and off the field. Colleen and her husband John currently reside in southern New Hampshire with their dog and cat. Since graduating from Endicott College in 2012, Colleen has worked at Electric Insurance Company where she is currently the Assistant Controller. She and John enjoy traveling, spending time with their families, and experiencing the outdoors (camping, mountain biking, hiking, snowboarding) in their free time.
Class of 2010
Myles Perron-Sovik was a four-year, three season athlete for Fairhaven High School. Myles played three seasons of varsity football, four seasons of varsity basketball and three seasons of varsity baseball. By the end of Myles’ playing career he had received recognition as an all-star in all three of the sports that he played.
Myles scored 26 touchdowns in 26 games for the Fairhaven High School football team. As a sophomore he shared the team lead in touchdowns in a season with eight. It was during his up and then down junior season that Myles’ ability was put on display. The up had Myles scoring seven touchdowns in his first five games of the season. The down came during the sixth game when Myles was lost for the rest of the season with a broken collarbone. Myles was able to return for his senior season and rushed for 600 yards and 8 touchdowns, but he also caught passes for another 200 yards and three touchdowns. While his play and statistics are impressive enough, Myles skills and leadership was also put demonstrated on defense. Myles had three interceptions during his senior year and was always around the football. The all-round play of Myles Perron-Sovik helped lead his football team to an 8-3 record and their first winning season in nine years.
When the football season ended it was on to basketball where Myles played four seasons of varsity basketball. Myles led his team in three-point field goals in his sophomore, junior and senior years. He also averaged double figures in points during his junior and senior years. During his senior year Myles was the second leading scorer on the team averaging 11.1 points per game while leading the team in assists all while being the team’s best perimeter defender. Myles was also nominated to be the team’s representative for the prestigious Dave Cowen’s award.
On the baseball diamond, Myles played a variety of positions. It was during his senior season that he settled in on the catcher position. While playing the most physically demanding position on the baseball field Myles batted .427 and hit 5 homeruns. He also scored 26 runs and stole 21 bases on the season. After graduating from FHS Myles graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a degree in History, but decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and took a position with the U.S. Postal Service. Myles married his wife Alyssa in 2017 and they have two sons: Maddox and Jaxson. They reside in Dartmouth but Myles says the he “still bleeds blue”.