One of Cheverus High’s all-time athletic greats, Clyt Theriault never weighed more than 145 pounds in high school. Nonetheless, he was outstanding in football, basketball and especially baseball.
In baseball, he was an all-around player, a pitcher with leverage, zip, velocity, a sharp curve and an even sharper mound brain. He was twice All-Telegram, also toiling in the infield.
In fact, it was Theriault’s timely hit in 1936 that gave the Stags their first-ever league championship. Later on, he was very active in semi-pro diamond circles, even playing in the Canadian-American League for five years, after returning from the South Pacific with the Maine National Guard.
For all his baseball success, Theriault will be inducted into the Maine Baseball Hall of Fame this year.
A triple-threat quarterback in football and a sharp forward in basketball (he could sting teammates’ hands with his speedy passes, a carryover from football).
He attended Holy Cross College, pitching for the baseball team for two seasons, before succumbing to his blithe spirit that made studying difficult and leaving school.