March 19, 2019
Sports Latest News | NCAA Tournament | Bangor Metro | Solar Project | Today's Paper

Lee Academy to induct 5 former student-athletes into Hall of Fame

LEE, Maine — Lee Academy will induct former student-athletes Jack Holmes, Hazen “Bub” Sawtelle, Michelle (Severance) Isham, Chris Grillon, and Deidra (Ham) McIntosh into the school’s Hall of Fame at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at MacDonald Gym.

• Jack Holmes (1951), a native of Grand Lake Stream, was an outstanding pitcher for Lee Academy his junior and senior year. He enrolled as a freshman at the University of Maine in 1957 after military service and pitched two no-hitters for the freshman team. After an outstanding Eastern Maine Summer League, he signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates organization.

Hazen “Bub” Sawtelle (1989), a Springfield resident, was a top performer in soccer, basketball and baseball at Lee. He was a high scoring striker in soccer and top point guard for the basketball team. An excellent pitcher and shortstop, he was also one of the leading hitters for four years. He led Lee Academy to the Eastern Maine finals in his sophomore and senior seasons.

Michelle (Severance) Isham (1990), a native of Topsfield, was one of the best schoolgirl runners in Maine in 1989. At the Penquis League cross-country championships, she finished sixth overall regardless of gender, and won the individual Class C girls title by 25 seconds. She went on to become an All-American runner at Colby in the 3,000, 5,000 and 10,000.

Chris Grillon (1992), who resided in Carroll, was a three-sport standout at Lee in soccer and basketball. Although never having played soccer before arriving on campus, she became one of the school’s best players. In softball, she could hit for average, hit for power, run, play great defense and possessed a strong throwing arm. As a basketball player she scored more than 500 points combined her junior and senior years and went on to a fine career at Westbrook College.

Deidra (Ham) McIntosh (2002), a Lee resident, was also a three-sport standout in soccer, basketball and softball. She was the first Lee Academy player to score 100 goals in a career. She helped lead the Pandas to three playoff appearances, highlighted by the 2001 Eastern Maine title team that was 18-0 before losing in the state final. She also was the first female in school history to score 1,000 points in basketball. She was also an outstanding catcher and second baseman and was named the Class D Eastern Maine Player of the Year.

This will be Lee’s second induction class and tickets for the event are $20 and available by contacting Lee Academy.

The day’s activities include an alumni soccer game at 11:30 a.m., followed by girls (2 p.m.) and boys (4 p.m.) soccer games against Mattanawcook Academy of Lincoln.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like