Hyde’s decades at scoreboard get ovation


Staff Report



Jason Hawk | Wellington Enterprise Wellington Schools superintendent Dennis Mock shakes hands with Richard Hyde, longtime WHS teacher and Dukes basketball scorekeeper.


Here is a number to astound: 1,600.

That’s how many Dukes basketball games (and even more!) at which Richard Hyde has served as scorekeeper over the past 40 years.

He received a standing ovation Tuesday from those assembled at the Wellington board of education meeting, where superintendent Dennis Mock presented a plaque of appreciation.

“My wife wants to know whether I’m going to continue to go to basketball games. I said, ‘Yes, as long as I can sit somewhere else,’” Hyde joked.

Before taking a seat, he shook the hand of board president Sally Stewart, who was a former student.

Hyde taught geometry and algebra at Wellington High School.

Jason Hawk | Wellington Enterprise Wellington Schools superintendent Dennis Mock shakes hands with Richard Hyde, longtime WHS teacher and Dukes basketball scorekeeper.

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Jason Hawk | Wellington Enterprise Wellington Schools superintendent Dennis Mock shakes hands with Richard Hyde, longtime WHS teacher and Dukes basketball scorekeeper.

Staff Report