Easton standout MacBride to be inducted into hall of fame

10 years ago

    ORONO, Maine — M. Milton MacBride, a star athlete at Easton High School from 1926-1930 who went on to a brilliant athletic career at the University of Maine, will be posthumously inducted into the university’s Sports Hall of Fame Oct. 18.   MacBride, a 1935 graduate of UMaine, was captain of the 1934 Black Bears’ football team. He was an All-Maine selection in both 1933 and 1934 and led the team in rushing his junior year. He was a four-year letter winner in baseball as well, compiling a .330 batting average his junior year and following that up by hitting .375 as a senior.
While at Easton, he was a three-year captain in both baseball and basketball. He wasn’t introduced to football until attending Ricker Classical Institute during the 1930-31 school year.
He was a standout in the classroom during his high school and college years who was involved in many academic organizations. MacBride later served in World War II and was cited with three Battle Stars, the Bronze Star and Croix de Guerre with palm in honor of his service.
He passed away in 1975 was inducted posthumously into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame in its inaugural class of 1977. His wife, Mary (Hussey) MacBride, and daughter, Barbara Bishop, both reside in Presque Isle, while his son, Milton MacBride Jr., a former Presque Isle High School standout athlete, lives in Yarmouth.
MacBride joins softball player Jessica Brady (Class of 2005), cross country and track standout Gerry Clapper (1983), field hockey player Annie Elkanich (1997), track and field star Joe Moody (1999) and baseball player Curt Smith (2008) as this year’s inductees, who will be honored as part of the university’s homecoming festivities.