Welcome! Login | Register

College Admissions: 10 Western Colleges Worth The Trip This Summer—Put this college road trip on your summer…

What Does It Mean To Be An American?—What Does It Mean To Be An American

Leonard Moorehead, the Urban Gardener: Red White and Blue—Fife and drums, stars and stripes, salutes pop,…

10 Fun 4th of July Events in Central MA This Weekend—Ten Fun Things To Do On 4th of…

Monfredo: Parents, Beware… The Summer Slide is Back… Need Assistance? Read This Column—Monfredo: Parents, Beware… The Summer Slide in Back……

Doherty Memorial High School Awarded “Let’s Play” Donation—Doherty Memorial High School Awarded "Let's Play" Donation

How Each State Demonstrates Its Patriotism—How Each State Demonstrates Its Patriotism

Leather Storrs: How TV Influences our Changing Food Culture—Leather Storrs: How TV Influences our Changing Food…

Worcester Night Run to Help Worcester Native in Her Battle Against Cancer—Worcester Night Run 5k on August 28th to…

Worcester Academy Purchases Remaining Land At Former St. Vincent Hospital Property—Worcester Academy has purchased from Boston’s Liberty Properties


poll: Who is the Best Athlete from Orange-Sturbridge?

Friday, July 27, 2012


Who is the Best Athlete from Orange-Sturbridge?

Any time a list includes major league players, Olympic Medalists and a body building champion, picking the top athlete is going to be tricky. But that is just where we find ourselves on day four of GoLocalWorcester's unveiling of the best athletes ever from Central Massachusetts.

Headlining the group, at least in terms of recent accomplishments, is Sterling's Jay Cutler. The massive body builder has taken home four Mr. Olympia titles, body building's top honor, with his most recent conquest coming in 2010. This hulk may be tough to beat, but John Fitzgerald was powerful player himself. The Southbridge native started at center for the Dallas Cowboys in the 1970s when the club was named "America's Team." Dallas earned the distinction, and Fitzgerald led a stellar offensive line that propelled the Cowboy to a pair of Super Bowl victories.

Laurie Bellivean of Southborough has a full resume as well. An All American hockey star at Yale, Bellivean went on to represent her country on the U.S. National Women's Hockey Team from 1991 to 2000. Another Central Mass native with Olympic ties is Fred Borchelt. The Shrewsbury native earned Silver at the 1984 games as a member of U.S. Crew.

Finally, Shirley's Jerry White played 11 major league seasons, mostly with the Montreal Expos. White has stayed around the game, however, as he is now the first base coach for the Minnesota Twins.

Now, we want your opinion; Who is the best athlete ever from Orange-Sturbridge?


Related Articles


Enjoy this post? Share it with others.