School remembers former student with scoreboard dedication

WILLSBORO Willsboro Central School paused to remember a former student last week with a scoreboard dedication ceremony.

On Thursday, Sept. 20, Willsboro Central School dedicated its new soccer scoreboard in memory of Allen "Chubber" King. King was a student and soccer player who was killed in an automobile accident in 1999.

I hope it keeps his memory alive and improves the morale of the soccer teams, said King's sister, Shantel Cross, who attended the event with her parents, Allen and Kathy King.

Willsboro captains Ryan Pierce, Trevor Sheehan, Dayne Hamel and Josh Jaquish presented the family with a signed ball during the dedication. The team then dedicated the game against Bolton to Chubber's memory.

It definitely makes you want to do your best for his family and all his friends, said Pierce.

Bolton won, 4-3.

Mike St. Louis, who had coached Chubber, attended the ceremony. He said the dedication was well deserved.

Chubber had a lot of fire, but was a nice kid to have on your team, said St. Louis. Soccer helped him find an interest in school and was important to his high school career.

The scoreboard provided the finishing touch on Willsboros new soccer fields. School superintendent Steven Broadwell stated that the regulation field would now enable the school to host sectional games.

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