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POTSDAM - The ninth annual Potsdam Central School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place at 5:30p.m. this evening in the A.A. Kingston Middle School cafeteria.

12 outstanding individual athletes and four teams will be inducted.

Paul Brown 1976-1980

Paul’s athletic career at Potsdam included three sports, soccer, hockey, and track for a total of seven varsity letters.

In soccer, Paul was a standout early on. In his sophomore year, the team was 5-9-2 and Paul was awarded Honorable Mention All-Northern for his efforts. As a junior, the team finished third in Division I to barely qualify for the playoffs. They defeated Chateaugay 2-1 in the quarter-finals; beat Madrid 1-0 in the semi-finals, then bested Canton 1-0 in the finals to win Section 10. This championship was won on hard work and never give up attitude. Paul was named First Team All-Northern. In his senior year, the team was the NAC’s Division I runaway winners with an overall record of 10-3-1. Paul served as captain and was again named First Team All-Northern.

Paul played two years of hockey, where he saw a lot of action as a defenseman. In his junior year, the team finished 11-8 overall and won the SLU and Salmon River tourneys. Paul was one of the captains his senior year as the team finished in third place behind Lake Placid and Massena.

In track, the team went 9-3 in Paul’s junior year and 7-3 his senior year. Paul was a versatile competitor. He was a member of the 1600 meter relay team, ran the 200 meter dash and the 300 meter hurdles. In his senior year, Paul ran a personal best time of 42.5 in the hurdles to finish second at the Van Dusen, earning him Second Team All-Northern honors.

Marie Bullard 1943-1947

Marie Sellers graduated from PCS in 1947. While at PCS, Marie did participate in many athletic events, known as ‘field days’ then. Her sports career at Potsdam included field hockey, basketball, and track. She was also a member of the LLB, the GAA and the Glee Club.

Marie was an avid sports fan, following all the PCS teams, especially those her brother Peanut Sellers played on.

Marie married Charles Bullard in 1950 and they had six children who were all active in sports, so she had many a game to attend. Marie continued supporting PCS teams long after her children had graduated. There were nieces and nephews, then her grandchildren (she now has 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren), and of course, the neighbors’ kids. Marie still cuts out pictures and articles from the newspaper to give to the area kids she goes to watch play.

Marie is the ultimate volunteer. She has helped with many of the school’s sports banquets, in all capacities such as setting up, decorating, serving food or drinks, and cleaning up. Marie has been a regular worker in the concessions stands at numerous football, soccer and hockey games. She has also been a great help to the PCS Athletic Hall of Fame, helping at Silent Auctions, Chicken BBQ, and Induction dinners.

When it comes to Potsdam sports, Marie sums it up. “This has really been my life.”

Jim Calnon 1961-1965

Jim was a three-sport athlete earning seven varsity letters. He played three years of hockey and baseball and one year of football. As a senior, Jim served as co-captain for hockey and baseball.

Jim played varsity football in his junior year as a defensive back. The team finished with a record of 4 wins and 3 losses.

Jim played hockey his sophomore, junior and senior years. As a sophomore, the team posted a 17-2-1 record, winning the SLU and Clarkson tournaments and placing second in the Lake Placid tourney. In his junior year, Jim as a defenseman, scored 11 points as the team went 13-2, again winning the SLU and Clarkson tournaments. They ended their season tied with Canton for the Class ‘A’ Championship. The senior year squad finished with a 17-2 record. They won the SLU and Lake Placid tournaments, but lost to Canton in overtime at the Clarkson tourney.

In baseball, Jim pitched and played outfield. As a sophomore, he led the team with a .345 batting average. Jim was known for his quickness, agility and speed. As a senior, he led the team with a fielding percentage of .985 and wielded his big bat to finish the season with a .347 average.

Jim’s control was perfect when he pitched a no-hitter against Madrid, striking out 9, walking 1 and giving up no hits. The team came on strong at the end to win the Class ‘A’ Championship for the first time since 1947. As co-captains, Jim and teammate Doug Perrault proudly accepted the trophy from Coach Hal Gillette.

Jim was a member of the 1965 baseball team and the 1963 hockey team that were inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007 and 2009 respectively.

Lindsay Charlebois 1996-2000

Lindsay was a two-sport athlete playing two years of soccer and two years of track & field during her career at Potsdam. Lindsay also played on a local youth hockey team called the Blizzard for many years.

Lindsay played varsity soccer her junior and senior years. In her junior year, the team finished with an overall record of 12-6-3. They were just as strong her senior year, going 12-6-1. Both her junior and senior years they won the Class ‘C’ Sectional title and the North Country Championship, defeating Section 7 opponents.

As a senior, Lindsay received Second Team All-Northern recognition for her excellent performance as the team’s starting goalie.

Hockey was Lindsay’s favorite sport, but there wasn’t a girls’ team at the high school yet. So, Lindsay was a practice player on the boys’ team her junior and senior years. She was also a key player on the Blizzard that won the states three years and took third in the Nationals in California.

Both of these opportunities gave her the experience and the confidence she needed to go to the next level. Lindsay was a standout defenseman on the women’s hockey team at St. Lawrence University.

Lindsay was also on the track & field team for two years. She was a versatile team member, contributing wherever the coach saw the need. Lindsay participated in the 400 meter run, the 200 meter run, the 800 meter relay team, and the long jump. In her sophomore year, the team captured its sixth consecutive 9-0 season with repeat wins in the Van Dusen and sectional meets.

Lindsay was known for her natural leadership and complete commitment in all that she did. She considers herself very lucky to have been part of these teams with such terrific athletes.

Bill Curtin 1974-1978

Bill was an exceptional athlete, showing great versatility in every sport he played. He competed as a two year starter in football and basketball and a four year starter in baseball. During his career, he earned eight varsity letters and served as captain for all three teams.

In football, Bill started at halfback and defensive back, but later added quarterback and outside linebacker to his roles. He also played on all special teams. In his senior year, Bill led the team with “ball-handling wizardry and darting movements.” He had two rushing TDs, one passing TD and 113 yards rushing in a 34-6 upset win over OFA. Bill received the Mike Phillips MVP Award and was named First Team All-Northern defensive back.

In basketball, Bill started every game his junior year as the team finished with an 11-7 overall record. In his senior year, the team was strong again matching their previous record. Bill was a standout on the court. He was the leading scorer on the team, averaging 15.4 points per game and totaling 293 points for the season. He was also among the league leaders in assists. Bill remembers a huge win over OFA (who at that time was rated 16th in small schools in NYS). He led the team with 22 points, including a 1-and-1 with 30 seconds remaining to upset the Devils 61-60. Bill was named MVP and received First Team All-Northern recognition.

In baseball, which is considered his best sport, Bill continued his outstanding performance. As a freshman, he was the starting second baseman as the team went 9-3, winning the Section 10 Class ‘A’ Championship. He remained at second base his sophomore year and the team finished in second pPlace in the NAC with a record of 13-8. As a junior, Bill was moved to shortstop and received Second Team All-Northern recognition. He remained at shortstop his senior year. He reached base 13 consecutive times and led the league in stolen bases. Bill was again named Second Team All Northern and received the Ed Weegar Award for leadership and dedication.

Bill rounded out his high school career receiving the Leland Bouck Memorial Award for Most Outstanding Athlete and the Hugh Wallace Award as the school’s Most Outstanding Student, based on scholarship, character, leadership and participation in school activities.

Scott Domingos 1980-1984

Scott was a three-sport athlete at PCS, participating in soccer, hockey and baseball. He earned seven varsity letters during his career.

Scott played fullback on the varsity soccer team from his sophomore to senior years. Coach Daniels described Scott as being “tenacious…organized…always in the right place defensively…a good director for the other players…a great captain.”

The team placed fourth in Division I his first year. His junior year, the team was rebuilding after the loss of some key players.In his senior year, Scott was captain as the team finished in third place in Division I with an overall record of 8-5-1. Scott was named First Team All-Northern.

In hockey, Scott played in the goal. His performance was touted as “always steady and often spectacular.”

In his junior year, the team won the SLU tournament and placed second in the ‘A’ Division with a record of 10-2. Highlights of that season include an overtime win over OFA that resulted in Potsdam making it on the state’s Top 10 list. They also handed Massena their first shut out ever in their own arena by a score of 2-0.\

In his senior year, the team was very strong again. They rose to the rank of number 2 in the state poll behind Massena. They also handed Massena their only loss that season, a 1-0 shutout for Scott who had 28 saves, many incredible.

The Stoners finished 13-2-1 in league play and 19-6-1 overall. They had a nine-game win streak ended with the heartbreaking 4-3 loss in overtime to Massena in the Section 10 championship game.

This was the first time that Potsdam was in the sectional finals since 1971. Scott received the Steve Riggs Memorial Award at the Christmas Tournament as the tourney’s MVP. Scott was also named First Team All-Northern.

Scott played two years of varsity baseball at second base. In his junior year, they finished third in the league and made it to the semifinals in sectionals, where they lost to Massena 4-2. In his senior year, Scott received the Vincent Caruso Award for dedication.

John Fiske 1956-1960

John was a two-sport athlete earning five varsity letters in three years of hockey and two years of baseball during his athletic career at Potsdam.

John was a member of the Varsity Club for three years, serving as secretary as a junior and president as a senior.

In baseball, John played first base as the team developed into a powerful team. In John’s junior year, the team made it into the Northern League play-offs and finished 8-4 overall.

John was an outstanding hockey player all three years. He was known as one of the ‘fabulous three’ along with Steve Riggs and Marty Manley. This line played together for five years, from Pee Wees through high school.

As seniors, they were known as “…one of the most potent high school hockey lines in the country.” They were the highest scoring line in PCS history with a record 68 goals and 93 points. In 1960, they were all named to First Team All-Northern, the first entire line to receive this honor.

In his sophomore year, the team went 11-2-1 and John was named to Second Team All-Northern. In his junior year, the team went 13-2-1 overall and won the Lake Placid and the Clarkson Tournaments. John was the second leading scorer with 16 goals, 8 assists, for 24 points. He scored the only two goals to win the Class ‘A’ Championship game and was named Second Team All-Northern.

In his senior year, the team finished 13-1-1 overall, the best record in the history of Potsdam hockey. They won the SLU tourney, the Lake Placid tourney, with John leading the scoring with a hat trick, and the Clarkson Tournament, where John’s line each scored a goal to beat Canton 3-2 for the second consecutive Class ‘A’ Championship. John was the third leading scorer with 21 goals, 16 assists, for 37 points and received First Team All-Northern recognition.

John was one of the first Pee Wee hockey players to make it to the college ranks In their Jan.-Feb. 1962 issue, the ‘U.S. Amateur Hockey’ magazine did a feature article on John’s hockey career from Pee Wee, to high school and on to Dartmouth.

Al Lindsey 1960-1964

Al earned seven varsity letters while at Potsdam in football, hockey, and baseball. Due to his athletic ability and his character, Al was selected as captain of all three teams his senior year. He was a member of the Varsity Club for three years, serving as president as a senior.

Knowing that the job of center often goes unnoticed, Coach Stratford had high praise for Al. He noted that Al “…proved himself a worthy football player…” his junior year, and he relied on his performance as “…he played 60 minutes of almost every game.. .” his senior year.

Coach Stratford gave Al credit as an outstanding leader, saying that “…he was one of the reasons that Potsdam had its first successful season in six years.”

He was respected by his teammates and known for helping the squad keep its spirit and composure, especially after the team scored on Gouverneur for the first time since 1958. Al was named MVP his senior year.

Al played three years of hockey and was known as a ‘hustler’ on defense and contributed 7 points in his senior season. That year, they won the SLU and Clarkson tournaments and finished with a 13-2 overall record. Both losses were to Canton, but the team ended their season tied with Canton for the Class ‘A’ Championship.

In baseball, Al played third base his junior year as the team finished 13-6 overall. In his senior year, Al started out in his usual third base slot, but later went to the catcher position when his teammate Bill Hall was injured. The team went 8-4 in the league and 12-10 overall. Al served as captain his senior year.

Al’s successful athletic career was acknowledged when he received the Murray Walker Athletic Achievement Award. This award is given to a boy who participated in three or more varsity sports and has demonstrated leadership, character, and athletic ability.

Gertie LaBaff Community Service Memorial Award

Charlie Merriman

This award was established in memory of Gertie LaBaff by the family in 2004. With Gertie in mind, the three traits the recipient must possess include hard work, dedication and a community spirit.

A perpetual plaque is on display in the hallway of the Gillette-Saunders Physical Education Complex and a smaller plaque is presented to the recipient.

Charlie is a native of Potsdam and graduated from PCS in 1977. While at Potsdam, Charlieplayed soccer. He served as captain and was named All-Northern his senior year.

Charlie began working part time in the family business, J. C. Merriman Inc., in the summerof 1972 doing yard maintenance and making deliveries. He attended Canton ATC for RetailBusiness Management and graduated in 1979. Charlie became a full-time employee of thefamily company in 1980, working his way through the ranks in deliveries, clerical, sales, andmanagement. Charlie currently serves as president of J. C. Merriman, Inc.

In his spare time, Charlie is active in many volunteer organizations. He has been a memberof the Potsdam Volunteer Rescue Squad for four years as a Basic EMT and has servedas treasurer and is currently the president.

He served Potsdam Youth Recreation as acoach, treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was a member of the Boardof Directors and a scheduler for Potsdam Youth Hockey.

And, in Potsdam Youth Soccer,Charlie was a coach and a referee. Charlie was also a certified Hunter Education Instructorfor 15 years.

Charlie lives in Potsdam with his wife, Donna. They have five children and one grandchild.

Mike Sullivan 1975-1979

Mike was a three-sport athlete during his career at PCS. He earned nine varsity letters in football, hockey, and track & field. Mike was a member of Varsity Club from his sophomore to senior years. He served as captain for all three sports his senior year.

In football, Mike started strong as a sophomore. He received the Special Teams Award, when on the kick-off team he caused a big turnover that Potsdam was able to convert into a touchdown to beat Malone. He continued to show prowess at center and linebacker.

As a junior, Mike was named to Second Team All-Northern center.

In the opening game of his senior year, Mike had an impressive performance, leading the team with 14 tackles, 4 of them solo, and one sack. Once again, he received All-Northern recognition.

In hockey, Mike developed into one of the more solid defensemen in the league. In his senior year, the team finished 11-8 overall. They won the SLU and Salmon River Tournaments, but suffered a heart-breaking 6-5 loss to Lake Placid in the Sectionals.

In track & field, Mike was a strong member of the 2-mile relay team and a premier performer in the discus. He was one of the first Potsdam athletes to use weight training to improve performance. This paid off for him in his senior year when he had a record throw of 148’8” to unseat the favorite, Tony LaFrance from Tupper Lake, to place first in the discus at the Van Dusen. Mike received All-Northern recognition for this performance.

Dean Talcott 1955-1959

Dean was a two-sport athlete earning five varsity letters in football and hockey during his athletic career at Potsdam. He played varsity football for two years and hockey for three years. Dean was a member of the Varsity Club for three years, serving as vice president his senior year.

Dean was brought up to the varsity football squad toward the end of his sophomore year. The highlight of Dean’s junior year of football was when the team defeated Massena 13-0, ending their 47 game win streak. Dean was known as the ‘star center’ leaving quite a hole to fill when he graduated. He served as captain his senior year.

In hockey, Dean was on the first line in his junior and senior years. He was in the top six for scoring his junior year. In his senior year, he added 3 goals and 4 assists for 7 points.

The team finished the season as Northern League champs, with a record of 7-1-1, and as Class ‘A’ Champions with an overall record of 13-2-1.

During the championship game, Dean shared the spotlight with teammate John Fiske as he assisted on John’s two goals for the win over Canton. As captain, Dean accepted the trophy for first place in the Clarkson Tournament. Dean was named to Second Team All-Northern his senior year.

Tom Taylor 1972-1976

Tom was a three-sport varsity athlete, participating in football, hockey and baseball. He earned eight varsity letters during his career at PCS.

In his sophomore year, the baseball team had the most successful season eve’ as they won the first North Country Invitational Tournament and took the Section 10 Class ‘A’ crown with an overall record of 14-7-1. In the playoff games, Tom hit a squeeze bunt to score the first run and had two over the shoulder catches to clinch the title. Tom led the team with a .333 batting average.

As a junior, Tom was outstanding on defense in football. In a 6-0 victory over Canton, Tom received defensive player honors for his 9 tackles, 1 interceptio, and 1 sack.

Tom was captain of the hockey team that finished 14-6 overall. They won the Rome and Canton tournaments. He was the leading scorer with 18 goals, 20 assists for 38 points and received First Team All-Northern recognition. Tom was a solid contributor to the baseball team’s overall record of 13-8, finishing Second Place in the NAC.

In his senior year, Tom was considered an excellent two-way football player. He was the first to receive the Gus Adami Memorial Award which read, ‘Football’s key man, like Gus, when needed he was there.” Tom was again captain and leading scorer on the hockey team with 18 goals, 30 assists for 48 points. When they won the Rome tourney, Tom had 3 goals and 3 assists and was named to the All-Tournament Team. The team went 10-8-2 and Tom was named a First All-Northern.

1970-71 Boys’ Track & Field

The 1970-71 Boys’ Track & Field Team returned a number of top, experienced performers, and with the help of some up and coming underclassmen, they continued their winning ways.

They ended the regular season with an undefeated 11-0 record, extending the dual meet win total to 77. They won the Can-Am Invitational for the second straight year, and were once again named Northern League and Section 10 champions.

Records set in 1971 include Dan Forbush in the mile run (4:28.6) and the two-mile run (9:58.1); the mile relay team of John Pottle, Dave Wilson, Dave Lenhart, and Kim Sprague (3:34.6); and Earl Cyrus in the pole vault (13’6”).

Van Dusen winners included Earl Cyrus in the 180 yard hurdles for the third consecutive year and with a Van Dusen record of 20.6); Dan Forbush in the mile run for the third consecutive year and as the first miler to break 4:30 at the Van Dusen, with a meet record time of 4:28.6; Dave Whalen in the discus (2nd consecutive year); John Pottle in the triple jump; the 880 yard relay team of Dave Romola, Tim Sweet, Bill Brown, and Dave Whalen; and the mile relay team of John Pottle, Dave Wilson, Dave Lenhart, and Babe Ceglarski.

Other contributors were Bill Brown, 5th–220 yard dash; Babe Ceglarski, 3rd—440 yard dash; Marty Collins, 3rd—two-mile run; Roy Cyrus, 3rd—pole vault; Nathan Gwynn, 6th—discus; Bob Lozo, 5th—triple jump; Dan Robinson, 4th—440 yard dash; Bob Rogers, 3rd—180 yard hurdles; Dave Romola, 5th–100 yard dash; Lyle Rowe, 4th—long jump; Bill Thomas, 3rd—mile run; Bob White, 5th—shot put and Ricky Paul, 3rd and Louis Maine, 5th—freshman mile, a non-scoring event.

This was the first time that Section 10 would send track and field athletes to the NYS Intersectional Championships. Potsdam was represented by Earl Cyrus in the pole vault, Dan Forbush in the mile run, and John Pottle in the triple jump. With his school record jump of 13’6” and a 3rd place finish, Earl Cyrus was the first athlete to earn State meet points for Section 10.

Members of the 1970-71 Boys’ Track & Field Team, coached by Bill Lewis and assistant coaches Mike Loconti and Joe Daniels, included:

Steve Adams, Scott Anderson, Al Benson, Rem Brown, Bill Brown, Babe Ceglarski, John Colburn, Marty Collins, Walt Cook, Earl Cyrus, Roy Cyrus, Garnet Elliott, Dan Forbush, Joe Gallagher, Richard Gerlach, Nathan Gwynn, Dave Lenhart, Bob Lozo, Tom MacGregor, Louis Maine, Frank McCann, Ricky Paul, John Pottle, Dan Robinson, Bob Rogers, Dave Romola, Dan Routh, Lyle Rowe, Dan Schulze, Paul Smith, Kim Sprague, Arnold Stark, Tim Sweet, Richard Thomas, Resort Watson, Dave Whalen, Mike Whalen, Bob White, Dave Wilson, and managers Roger McDonald and Scott Conroe.

1970-71 Boys’ Track & Field

The 1971-72 Boys’ Track & Field Team won the Can-Am Invitational for the third year and was once again named Northern League and Section 10 champions.

But they also saw Potsdam’s 85 dual meet streak come to an end.

Tupper Lake’s 141-137 win over the Stoners was the first dual meet loss since 1963, when Canton won by one point in Bill Lewis’ coaching debut. Coach Lewis said this loss may have been a blessing, as you can learn a lot from a loss. When talking to his team, he focused on his philosophy: every single individual is important. The willingness of individuals to switch events for the good of the team enabled Potsdam to defeat Tupper Lake 117 -117 and win the Van Dusen for the eighth straight year.

Records set in 1972 include Tim Sweet in the 220 yard dash (20.05); the mile relay team of Dave Wilson, Dave Lenhart, Babe Ceglarski, and John Pottle (3:33.5); and Roy Cyrus in the pole vault (13’8 “).

Van Dusen winners included Roy Cyrus in the pole vault (with a meet record of 13’3”); the mile relay team of Kim Sprague, Dave Lenhart, Dave Wilson and Babe Ceglarski (with a meet record time of 3:33.5); and the 880 yard relay team of Dave Romola, Peter Nicola, Lyle Rowe, and Tim Sweet.

Other contributors were Al Benson, 3rd– long jump; Babe Ceglarski, 5th– pole vault; Walt Cook, 3rd–high jump; Roy Cyrus, 3rd–440 yard dash; Bob Lozo, 4th–triple jump; Louis Maine, 5th–mile run; Tom MacGregor, 3rd–triple jump & tied 5th—high jump; Peter Nicola, 2nd–220 yard dash; Bob Rogers, 3rd–180 yard hurdles; Dave Romola, 4th–100 yard dash; Lyle Rowe, 2nd—180 yard hurdles; Bill Thomas, 3rd—mile run; and Bob White, 4th—discus.

At the NYS Intersectional Championships meet, Roy Cyrus matched his brother Earl’s previous year performance by placing third in the pole vault.

The 880-yard relay team of Dave Romola, Peter Nicola, Lyle Rowe, and Tim Sweet placed sixth. The mile relay team of Kim Sprague, Dave Lenhart, Dave Wilson and Babe Ceglarski qualified for the State Meet but did not make it to the finals.

Members of the 1971-72 Boys’ Track & Field Team, coached by Bill Lewis and assistant coach Mike Loconti, included:

Al Benson, Rem Brown, Walt Bunstone, Babe Ceglarski, Tom Cook, Walt Cook, Roy Cyrus, Walt Dougan, Garnet Elliott, Joe Gallagher, Jeff McCormick Knight, Dave Lenhart, Bob Lozo, Tom MacGregor, Louis Maine, Jeff Mason, Frank McCann, Tim McCann, Peter Nicola, Henry Opperman, Ricky Paul, Dan Robinson, Mike Rodwell, Bob Rogers, Dave Romola, Dan Routh, Lyle Rowe, Paul Smith, Kim Sprague, Jeff Sweet, Tim Sweet, Ray Thomas, Richard Thomas, William Thomas, Mike Whalen, John Wheeler, Dave White, Bob White, Dave Wilson, and managers Steve Gilman and Scott Conroe.

1972-73Boys’ Track & Field

The 1972-73 Boys’ Track & Field Team saw their strength shift to the sprinters and the field event athletes who were ready to carry the team. They did just that, finishing with an unblemished 11-0 record, again Northern League champs and winning the Van Dusen for a record nine straight years.

Records set in 1973 include Bill Thomas in the two-mile run (9:43.0); the two-mile relay team of Chris Sullivan, Matt Hafer, Dave Parisian, and Rick Vivlamore (8:44); and Tom MacGregor in the high jump (6’1”).

Van Dusen winners included Roy Cyrus in the pole vault; Tom MacGregor in the high jump (tied his record of 6’1”); Mike Whalen in the discus; the mile relay team of Henry Opperman, George Kelley, Mike Whalen, and Dan Robinson; and the 880 yard relay team of Jeff McCormick Knight, Al Benson, Tom Cook, and Bob Rogers.

Other contributors include Al Benson, 4th—long jump; Tom Cook, 2nd—180 yard hurdles; Louis Maine, 3rd—880 yard run; Jeff McCormick Knight, 3rd—100 yard dash; Tom MacGregor, 3rd—triple jump; Dave Romola, 2nd—100 yard dash and 3rd—220 yard dash; Bill Thomas, 4th—two-mile run; Bob White, 5th—shot put; Dave Wilson, 2nd—440 yard dash; and the two-mile relay team of Chris Sullivan, Matt Hafer, Dave Parisian, and Rick Vivlamorem with a school record time of 8:44).

The members of the 1972-73 Boys’ Track & Field Team, coached by Bill Lewis and assistant coaches Mike Loconti and Brian Pelkey, include:

David Ackerman, Rick Adams, Al Benson, Tom Cook, Roland Cota, Stuart Cota, Roy Cyrus, Joe Delisle, Walt Dougan, Lewis Gonyea, Matt Hafer, Bill Hart, Andy Kelley, George Kelley, Jeff McCormick Knight, Jim MacDonald, Tom MacGregor, Louis Maine, Jeff Mason, Tim McCann, Bruce Miller, Paul Miller, Henry Opperman, David Parisian, Bob Reynolds, Dan Robinson, Bob Rogers, Dave Romola, Dan Routh, Robin St. Denis, Bill Straub, Chris Sullivan, Jeff Sweet, Doug Thomas, Ray Thomas, William Thomas, Wayne Thygesen, Rick Vivlamore, Bill Wassa, Mike Whalen, John Wheeler, Dave White, Bob White, and Dave Wilson.

1988 Boys’ Soccer

The 1988 Boys’ Soccer Team completed a highly successful season with an overall record of 17-3-3. Their success continued in the post season where they won the Section 10 Class ‘B’ Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

This win qualified them for regional play, where they were declared co-champions with Syracuse C.B.A. Ten players received All-Northern status – Mark Bigwarfe, Cory Davis, John Fencil, Bill Nichols, Chris Pinover, Eric Robinson, David Roda, Doug Saber, Adrian Seymour, and Chris Theis.

Members of the 1988 Boys’ Soccer Team, coached by Joe Daniels, included:

Rob Babcock, Bill Barrett, Mark Bigwarfe, Carl Bradley, Jamie Bradley, Craig Conroy, Bill Crary, Cory Davis, Matt Farrell, John Fencil, Nick Fiacco, Justin Janaro, Chris Johnson, Kyle Knapp, Mike Mittiga, Wayne Moody, Bill Nichols, Doug O’Neil, Matt Pickard, Chris Pinover, Kevin Reichhart, Eric Robinson, David Roda, Doug Saber, Mohan Sathyamoorthy, Chris Theis, Adrian Seymour, and Mark VanLeuven. Also, JV/assistant coach Rolf Waters, trainer Abe Brafman, manager Greg Jewett, and scorekeeper Marcy Blackmer.







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