Though unassuming in nature, Harry Gould is known as Acton Boxboro's first superstar. As a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council, Harry found time to captain the soccer, basketball and baseball teams. A tremendous all-around athlete, Harry is best known for his accomplishments in baseball. In 1964 AB won the Class C State Championship. This was the first time since 1936 that a school from the Assabett Valley had won a championship. In the tournament that year, Harry pitched and won all four championship games including a No-Hitter.
His stats for the 1964 season include: 12-3 record, 160 strikeouts and 25 walks in 122 innings pitched. If you ask an AB grad from the early sixties or before, when asked to name our greatest athlete, Harry's name is spoken without hesitation. Over his baseball career, Harry's strong right arm garnered 34 victories. Harry was also acknowledged in the old Assabet Valley League in both basketball and soccer. In a story of Ruthian proportions, Harry left the diamond after pitching AB to yet another victory and proceeded up the hill to the track to break the school's long jump record and win the League Championship. Tragically, Harry was killed in an automobile accident in 1984. He is survived by his wife Michelle and his daughters Kimberely, Kristen, Jessica and son Nicholas, all of Acton.