Hall of Fame
The purpose of the Goffstown High School Hall of Fame is to recognize exemplary achievement by students, staff or community members. The Hall of Fame represents recognition of sustained achievements or distinctions that enhance the lives of those in the Goffstown Educational Community
Hall of Fame Members
Alexander Karanikas Video
Valedictorian Class of 1934. Baseball- 4 Letter Winner. Basketball- 3 Letter Winner. Literary Editor, "The Loudspeaker." Author, Poet "When a Youth Gets Poetic." National Essay Contest Winner, "Why I Should Like to Attend a Century of Progress Exposition."
A Great Scholar Athlete. Inducted May 25th, 2004.
Stacy Farrow Martin Video
Class President- 1988. Varsity Basketball 1986, 1987, 1988. Class I State Champion- 1987, 1988. First Team All State- 1987, 1988. All Tournament Team- 1987,1988. MVP Alhambra Classic-1988. Scored 1068 Points. Varsity Softball 1986-1988. Member of National Honors Society.
A Great Student-Athlete. Inducted May 25th, 2004.
Leon "Mr. K" Konieczny Video
Physical Education Teacher 1957-1997. Longtime GHS Athletic Director. Boys Varsity Basketball Coach 1957-1982. State Champion 1974. Boys Varsity Soccer Coach. First Goffstown Parks and Recreation Director. Coached Youth Swimming, Baseball, and Basketball.
Dedicated toe Serving the Youth of Goffstown. Inducted May 24th, 2005.
Martha Benton Video
First Field Hockey Coach at GHS. Coached 23 Seasons 1976-1998. Assistant Field Hockey 2004. 19 Playoff Appearances. 2 State Championships: 1980, 1989. Class I Coach of the Year: 1980, 1988. Coached JV Basketball. Varsity Tennis. Junior High School Softball. NHIAA Campaign for Girls Sports Award. Physical Education Teacher 1976-1998. Guidance Counselor 1999- 2011.
A Great Coach, Educator, And Role Model. Inducted May 24th, 2005.
Class of 1975. Member of Tennis Team. Goffstown News Reporter in High School. Accomplished Sports Reporter: New York Daily News 1982-1986, Newsday 1986-1988, CBS TV 1981. Renowned Columnist: New York Post 1988-1991, 1992-1994, New York Daily News 1991-1992, 1994-1998. Author: "Buddy Boys," "Cop Land," "Mark of Murder," "Cop Shot," "Good Cop Bad Cop." Pulitzer Prize Winner 1998.
A Great American Journalist. Inducted May 23rd, 2006.
Ann Romein Labrache
Class of 1992. 11 Varsity Letter Winner. Varsity Field Hockey 1988-1991. State Champion 1989. Varsity Basketball 1990-1992. All State Honorable Mention 1990. All State Second Team 1991. Team MVP 1991. Coaches Award 1990. All-League 1990. Varsity Softball 1989-1992. All State Honorable Mention 1990. First Team All State 1991, 1992. Twin State Team 1992. Plymouth State College Basketball and Softball. All-Scholastic Little East Conference 1994.
A Great Goffstown Athlete. 2006
Class of 1965. GHS Career Basketball Scoring Leader 1396 Points. Single Game Scoring Record of 50 Points. Four Year Varsity Starter: 1961-1965. Class M Runner-Up 1965. Two Years Varisty Baseball 1964-1965. Junior Class President.
Inducted May 22nd, 2007
1957 Varsity Soccer Team
1957 Soccer State Champions. First GHS State Championship. Team Record: 12-1. First NHIAA Soccer Tournament Champion.
Inducted May 22nd, 2007.
Bruce Rand Video
Board Member and Coach Goffstown Junior Baseball 1969-1970. Parks and Recreation Commissioner 1975-1977. GHS All Sports Boosters 1989- 1997. Assistant Varsity GHS Softball Coach 1991-2003. Goffstown ASA Softball Coach 1993-2005. Founding Member of Goffstown Friends of Softball. Founding Member of Goffstown Babe Ruth Softball. Member of Goffstown Friends of Hockey 2004-2006.
Honoring 40 Years of Service to the Youth of Goffstown. Inducted May 20th 2008.
Class of 1944. GHS Girls Basketball 1941-1944. 4 Sport Athlete Oberlin College 1944-1948. 3 Sport Coach 1948-1954. 4 Sport Coach University of Utah 1954-1962. Chair Washington State University of PE for Women 1962-1983. President of AIWA 1973-1974. WSU Faculty Women of the Year.
A Pioneer in Women's Athletics. Inducted May 20th, 2008.
Cpt. Richard A. Labranche, USN
Class of 1979. Pole Vault, Javelin, and Discus Record Holder, Graphic Arts Awards Winner. Deputy Director for Wargaming, USN War College. Defense Meritorious Service Medal. Strike/Flight Air Medal. Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal. Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.
A Great Servant to His Country. Inducted May 27th, 2010.
Class of 1992. Ranked 2nd in Class. 300M Hurdles State Champion. Field Hockey, Basketball, and Track Captain. 10 Letter Winner. All-State Field Hockey, Basketball, and Track Captain. All State Honorable Mention Basketball. State Champion Field Hockey 1989. Bates College Field Hockey and Lacrosse. Academic All-American Team- Field Hockey. All American Team- Lacrosse.
A Great Student Athlete. Inducted May 27th, 2010.
Amy S. Cannon
Class of 1993. 11 Varsity Letter Winner. Varsity Field Hockey 1989-1992. State Champion 1989. Varsity Basketball 1990-1992. All State 1992. All Class I Team 1992. Senior Year Average: 15.1 PPG, 10.3 RPG, 2.7 Steals PG. Varsity Track 1990-1993. State Champion 100m & 300m Hurdles 1992.New England Runner Up 100m Hurdles 1992. State Champion Heptathlon 1992. Twin State Team 1993. St. Anselm Basketball 1993-1997. Senior Varsity Student Athlete of the Year. First Ever to Receive PH.d in Green Chemistry, UMass Boston. Awarded Kenneth G. Hancock Memorial Award in Green Chemistry 2004.
A Great Student Athlete. Inducted May 24th, 2011
William H. Marston Video
Principal of GHS 1981-1996. Headmaster at Pembroke Academy 1966-1981. Principal Ashland Schools 1963-1966. Interim Principal 1997-2006, 2008-2009 at 9 separate NH Schools. Adjunct Faculty Plymouth State College 1996-1999. Adjunct Faculty Notre Dame College (Manchester, NH) 1996-1999. Member of Plymouth State University President's Council 2002-2007. Trustee of University System of NH, Chair of Personnel Committee. Babe Ruth Coach: 14 year old NE Champions & World Series Participant 1995. President of NH Joint Education Council 1982-1983. President of NH Association of School Principals1980-1981. Member of NHIAA Baseball Committee 1966-1980. President of Area IV NH Principals Association 1973-1974. President of Plynouth State College Alumni Association 1970-1971. Signed Professional Baseball Contract with Baltimore Orioles 1954.
A Great Contributor to Education in New Hampshire. Inducted May 24th, 2011.
Graduate of Keene State College 1995. Keene State Baseball 1991-1993. Masters of Educational Leadership, Plymouth State College 2003.Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi. English Teacher GHS 1995-2003. Who's Who Among America's Teachers 1998 & 2000. Head Varsity Baseball Coach 1996- 2001. Back to Back State Championships 2000 & 2001. Coached a Perfect 20-0 Season in 2000. State Finalist 1997. Class I Coach of the Year 2000. Former President of NH Baseball Coaches Association. Former Coach of NH Twin State Team. NH Assistant Principal of the Year 2007. NHIAA Executive Council and Elgibility Committee Member. Londonderry High School Principal 2008 to Present. A Great Coach, Educator, and Mentor. Inducted May 29th,2012.
Class of 1989. Graduate of Ithaca College 1993. Masters of Elementary Education, Lesley College 2002. 1985-1988 Varsity Field Hockey. Varsity Basketball 1988-1989. Varsity Softball 1989. Varsity Tennis 1986-1988. Ithaca College Field Hockey 1989-1991. Ithaca College Women's Lacrosse 1990-1993. First Girl's Lacrosse Head Coach Pacific University 2006- Present. Plymouth State University Head Girls' Lacrosse Coach 2001-2004 (Record 59-11). NEWLA Coach of the Year 2001. Little East Coach of the Year 2002, 2003, 2004. NCAA D3New England Region Coach of the Year 2004. NCAA D3 West Region Coach of the Year 2007. Coached Danish National Women's Lacrosse Team Summer 2009.
A Great Leader, Coach, and Athlete. Inducted May 30th, 2013.
Raymond "Lippy" De Rocher
Graduate Keene State College 1964. Keene State Baseball 1960-1964. Captain Keene State Baseball 1963 and 1964. Member of Keene State Athletic Hall of Fame, 2012. English Teacher 1964-1982. Head Varsity Baseball Coach 1965 to 1972. Baseball State Finalist 1966 and 1969. State Champion 1972.
A Great Teacher, Coach, and Mentor. Inducted May 30th, 2014
Cpl. Phillip G.E. Charte
Class of 2007. Division II State Champion Wrestler 2006. Member of State Champion Wrestling Team 2006. 3rd Division I States 2007. 2nd Battalion Rifleman, 6th Marine Division. Served in Iraq August 2008 to March 2009. Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. Afghanistan Campaign medal. Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. National Defense Service Medal. Purple Heart. KIA September 7th 2010 Helmend Province, Afghanistan.
A Great Wrestler, Teammate, Warrior, and Hero. Inducted May 30th, 2014.
American History and World History Teacher 1976-1991, Head Girls Basketball Coach 1976 -1988, Coached and Undefeated Season (23-0) in 1987, State Championships 1984, 1987 & 1988, Cumulative Record 214-56, State Committee Member Basketball, State Committee Member Cross-Country, State Tournament Site Director Tennis, NH Coaches Association Girls Basketball Coach of the Year 1988, Class I Girls Basketball Coach of the Year 1988, Head Coach NH/VT Alhambra Basketball Game 1988, A Great Coach and Mentor, Inducted 5/20/15.
The 1980 Field Hockey Team
The first-ever State Championship Goffstown High School Girls team. The Varsity Field Hockey team finished their 1980 season with an impressive record of 12-2. The team won the Class AA State Championship game with a 1-0 victory over Exeter High School under the lights at Memorial Field in Concord. Many of those players went on to play field hockey in college, taking full advantage of the new athletic opportunities available to women.
Class of 1989, Graduated UNH 1993, 11 Varsity Letters, Varsity Field Hockey 1985-1988, Varsity Basketball 1987-1989, State Championship 1987 and 1988, Varsity Softball 1986 – 1989, Varsity Tennis 1986, 36-4 Two Year Record as Softball Pitcher 1988-1989, 1.50 ERA 1988-1989, 5 Career No-Hitters, .580 Batting Average 1988-1989, Recognized in USA Today’s “Top High School Athletes in 1989” Coached JV Softball 1995 & 1996, A Great Student Athlete, Inducted May 25, 2016.
Head Varsity Softball Coach 1988-2012, State Championships 1990, 1991 & 1997, Runners up 1988 and 1989, Accumulated 318 wins, Founding member of Goffstown Babe RuthSoftball, NHIAA Twenty Five Years of Service 2013. A Great Coach and Mentor, Inducted May 25, 2016.
Graduated Class of 1972 where she played 4 years of Varsity Field Hockey, 4 years of Varsity Basketball, 3 years of Softball, and 1 year of Tennis. Throughout her high school career, Betty Perkins earned a total of 10 Varsity letters. After graduating, Betty Perkins went on to play both Women’s Basketball and Women’s Tennis at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, NH. Soon after graduation, she continued her love of sports and started coaching. Betty was the head coach for the Varsity Girls Tennis team from ’79-82 & ’95-98 and also the head coach for the JR. High School’s Girl’s Basketball team from ’77-82. Included in her love of sports, Betty Perkins was also a physical education and health teacher for the Goffstown School District from 1977-2017.
Caitlin Gleason Methe
Graduated Class of 2004 where she played 4 years of Varsity Field Hockey, 4 years of Varsity Softball, and 2 years of Varsity Basketball. Throughout her career, Caitlin Gleason Methe earned a total of 10 Varsity letters, was the Field Hockey teams leading scorer all four years, was a member of the undefeated Field Hockey State Championship team in ’01, and also was a two-time Class L All-Star. After graduating, Caitlin Gleason Methe continued her career down at Stonehill College in Easton, MA where she played for the Field Hockey team. During her time at Stonehill College, Gleason-Methe had 132 points and 53 goals making her 2nd of all time. She also was ranked 3rd all time with 26 career assists and 16 game winning goals. With such a remarkable career, Caitlin Gleason Methe was inducted into the Stonehill Hall of Fame as well in 2016.
Graduated Class of 2009 where he played 4 years of Varsity Football and 4 years of Wrestling. Throughout his career, Tom Foote earned a total of 8 Varsity letters and was a 4-time All-State wrestler. Foote was also member of the GHS Wrestling State Championship team 215 lbs. and overall State Champion Wrestler 285 lbs. in 2006. During his senior year, Foote was a 3rd place finisher at the New England Wrestling Tournament in 2009. Throughout his career Tom Foote had 163 career wrestling wins, earned Outstanding Defensive Football Player Team Award in ’08, earned an NHIAA/NHADA Scholar Athlete Award in ’09, and was a recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete in ’09. After graduating, Tom Foote went on to Williams College in Williamstown, MA to play football and to wrestle. He earned the Williams Football Rookie of the Year Award in ’09 and was the Williams College Football Captain in ’12.