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Ponaganset High School Athletic Hall of Fame

Inaugural Induction, Class of 2011

Guy Mason

Class of 1965

Football, Hockey, Baseball

Guy Mason was a student-athlete at Ponaganset High School from 1961-1965, as an eighth grader he was a part of the school from when it opened its doors in September of 1960. When Guy entered his freshman year in 1961, he immediately earned the starting quarterback position for the football team. He continued in this role for his entire high school career. Under his leadership, Ponaganset won its first league football game in October or 1964.  Guy was a multifaceted player who led both the offense and the defense during those early years.

Guy also established himself on the ice as one of the premier hockey players in Rhode Island. During the 1964-1965 season, he was the suburban scoring champion and ranked fifth in the state in scoring. As the co-captain of that team Guy helped lead the team to the Suburban Championship.  He accomplishments also were on the baseball field where he saw action as pitcher, catcher and third baseman. All of the above accomplishments led to Guy becoming one of the first Ponaganset athletes to earn three varsity letters during his 4-year varsity career.

Guy’s leadership and accomplishments during Ponaganset’s early years, have served as a model for future athletes. He always demonstrated good sportsmanship while also earning the respect of his fellow athletes, coaches and opponents. His hard play and competitive nature is something that future Ponaganset athletes have striven to emulate.  Guy is truly deserving of his induction here this evening.

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