Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2006
                     
             

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    Class of 2006 


Keith
Burhans
Tom
Downey
Scott
Fitch
Brenda
Gibson
Brian
Gionta
Caitlin
Howe
Ken
Kampff
Werner
Kleeman
Howie
Krist
Dave
Lanning
Jason
McElwain
Paul
McKee
Doug
Miller
Don
Murray
Bill
Pucko
1964-68
Rochester
Americans
Curt
Smith
Jerry
Stahl
John
Walllace
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         

Keith Burhans
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2006 
The double below-the-knee amputee won the 2000 U.S. Sailing team trials, represented the United States in the 2000 Sydney Paralympic Games, coached the Greek Sailing Team in the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games and finished first in the 2006 Miami Olympic Classes Regatta (sonar class). He will be co-chairman of the 2007 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championships, hosted by the Rochester Yacht Club.
Democrat and Chronicle, Boating: Paralympian keeps his passion for sailing
sportsnetny.org, Keith Burhans: A Sailorís Journey
Bio, zoominfo.com
 

   
Tom Downey
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
Nine-time Section V boys basketball Coach of the Year had 437-159 career record in 28 seasons with Canisteo, Dansville and Livonia. Won four Section V titles and 15 Livingston County titles. Passed away in 2003 at age 50.
Bio, Section Five Basketball Hall of Fame
Tom Downey Dansville High School Wall of Fame plaque

 

 

 

 
   
Scott Fitch
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
All-Greater Rochester guard for Fairport went on to earn NCAA Division III Player of the Year honors at SUNY Geneseo and left as No. 6 all-time Division III leading scorer. Replaced his father, Jeff Fitch, as Fairport boys basketball coach and guided Red Raiders to Section V title this past season.
Bio, Section Five Basketball Hall of Fame
 


Brenda Gibson
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
Coached Pittsford Mendon girls soccer team from its inception in 1974 until 1990, compiling 211-56-12 record. Won four Section V titles and state championships in 1984, '86 and '88. First Empire State Games girls soccer coach, named National High School Coach of the Year in 1988.
Pittsford Schools Athletics Hall of Fame, Class of 1996

 

 

 

 
Brian Gionta
Professional Sports, Inducted 2006 
 
(top) Gionta, after Boston College won the Beanpot Tournament in 2001.
(bottom) Gionta at Sabres' news conference after signing with Buffalo, July 2014.
The Greece native led Boston College to national hockey title, led the 2006 U.S. Olympic team in goals at the recent Turin Games and set a New Jersey Devils record with 48 goals. Signed with Montreal in 2009 and was named captain of the Canadiens prior to the 2011-12 season.
Brian Gionta hockey statistics
Brian Gionta Olympics statistics
Buffalo Sabres, Brian Gionta page
Brian Gionta hockey cards
Democrat and Chronicle, Brian Gionta happy to play for 'childhood team'
sabres.nhl.com, Press conference, Gionta Happy to be Home
 


Caitlin Howe
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2006 
 
(top) Howe, during the game she scored 39 points (career high) versus Churchville Chili at Rochester's Blue Cross Arena at the Rochester Community War Memorial, March 2001.
The most recruited girls basketball player in Section V history, she scored 2,001 points for Fairport despite missing virtually her entire senior year. Two-time All-Greater Rochester Player of the Year and a multiple All-American she landed a full scholarship with Duke but subsequently retired due to knee problems.
Bio, Section Five Basketball Hall of Fame

 

 

 

 

Ken Kampff
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2006 
 
(top left) At the Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremony, July 2006. (top right) Kampff served three years with the
Marines and fought at Iwo Jima. (bottom) Kampff, left, with former Senator Bob Dole during Kampff's Freedom Flight visit to Washington, DC, in the Fall of 2010.
Since 1968, this lifelong Rochesterian has served as the chief administrator for Little League Baseball's Rochester District. He won the Morrie Silver Award at the 2005 Press-Radio Club dinner.
Photo, Quilt given to Kampff by the presidents of Rochester District No. 4,
upon Kampff's retirement as Little League District Administrator
 


Werner Kleeman
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
Click middle and bottom row photos for larger images. (top) Clock problems as R-H played at
East Rochester in 1975. Assistant coach Rick Page is pointing... (middle left) 1976 practice at R-H,
standing, from left, Marc Bankes, Bo Glotzbach, Joe Alfieri. Kneeling is Kleeman, with Calvin Lathan...
(middle right) At the Rush-Henrietta home field... (bottom right) Kleeman during his 1998 induction
into the Section V Football Hall of Fame.
The Section V Football Hall of Famer coached Rush-Henrietta from 1972-85, then again in 2004. Compiled career mark of 99-28-4. Also served as athletic director during the merge between R-H Sperry and Roth.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 1998

 

 

 
Howie Krist
Professional Sports, Inducted 2006 
The West Henrietta native was nicknamed "Spud," and had a 37-11 record for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1937-46, including 10-0 in 1941. He led the National League in saves with eight in 1942. From 1941-43, he was a combined 34-8 for the Cardinals.
Howie Krist baseball statistics
Howie Krist, Retrosheet
Section V Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2011
 


Dave Lanning
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
Fairport coaching legend finished 467-155 with 14 division titles and three Section V championships in baseball and 64-21 with one state championship and four Section V crowns in football.
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2008
Section V Baseball Hall of Fame, Class of 2013
Democrat and Chronicle, Former Fairport coach Lanning among new members of Section V Baseball Hall of Fame
fairportpride.com, Lanning Years
Democrat and Chronicle, Meet Challenger baseball's Nolan Ryan

 

 

 

 
Jason McElwain
Chairman's Choice, Inducted 2006 
 
(top) At Greece Athena during McElwain's 20-point night
(bottom) After winning the 2006 Espy for "Best Moment",
McElwain poses with basketball stars Dwaye Wade and Kobe Bryant.
"J-Mac" reached international acclaim by scoring 20 points for Greece Athena in a varsity game against Spencerport on Feb. 15. The high-functioning autistic student inspired people all over the world and has a movie on his life in the works.
ESPN, Jason McElwain feature
Sports Illustrated, Jason McElwain, August 2010
Democrat and Chronicle, Greece Athena to retire Jason McElwain's number
Democrat and Chronicle, J-Mac's story still resonates 10 years later

 

 

 

 

Paul McKee
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2006 
(top) McKee's 1948 Washington Redskins football card.
(bottom) Comets players carry McKee off the field after Rush-Henrietta finished
the 1967 season undefeated. R-H beat Pittsford 21-0 for a record of 8-0 on the year.
The former Syracuse University and Washington Redskins end started the Rush-Henrietta football program in 1964 and compiled a 55-5-1 record. He served as R-H athletic director from 1968-85 and is a member of the Section V Football Hall of Fame. Died in 1999.
Paul McKee football statistics
Section V Football Hall of Fame, Class of 2003
Bio, University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame
Bio, Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame
 


Doug Miller
Professional Sports, Inducted 2006 
The greatest player in Rochester Rhinos history, he scored the game-winning goal in the first game played at Frontier Field in 1996. Earned A-League MVP honors in 1997 and is the team's all-time leader in goals (75) and points (166).
Soccer statistics
Bio, DMS Academy
DMS Academy
Doug Miller Family Sports Park
Bio, Rochester Lancers

 

 

 
Don Murray
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2006 
 
Click photos to enlarge.
(left) Coaching Charlotte baseball during the 1960s... (right) coaching softball for the KPAA
(Kodak Park Athletic Association) in the 1950s. Shifty Gears is in the background, pointing.
The longtime Charlotte High basketball coach went on to become the athletic director at East High in 1970 and oversaw the dominant achievements of the Orientals' program. He helped create the City-Catholic League and was chairman for 10 years.
Don Murray clippings

 

 

 

 
Bill Pucko
Media, Inducted 2006 
(top) Pucko interviewing St. John Fisher coach Bobby Wanzer
during the 1986 JP Morgan Chase Basketball Tournament.
A member of RNews' original broadcast team since 1990, he spent nine years at 10NBC before that. Two-time winner of the Rochester Press-Radio Club's Sportscaster of the Year Award.
bylinesports.com
The Press Box
RNews, JPMorgan Chase Scholarship Basketball Tournament Hall of Fame

 

 

 
1964-68 Rochester Americans
Professional Sports, Inducted 2006 
This legendary team won three Calder Cup titles in four seasons under Joe Crozier and featured stars such as Gerry Cheevers, Bronco Horvath, Dick Gamble, Gerry Ehman, Al Albour and Don Cherry.
Website, Rochester Americans
YouTube, 1964-65 Rochester Americans

 

 

 
Curt Smith
Media, Inducted 2006 
(right) Smith with longtime play-by-play announcer for the New York Yankees, Mel Allen.
Raised in Caledonia, the SUNY Geneseo graduate was a speechwriter to former President Bush and is the author of 10 books. Among them are: America's Dizzy Dean, Our House, Of Mikes and Men and the acclaimed Voices of the Game, widely considered the ultimate authority on baseball broadcasters.
Website
Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame, Class of 1987
Bio, University of Rochester
YouTube, Sports Talk, Doug Miles and Don Henderson interview Curt Smith on Baseball Announcers
YouTube, WSBA, The Gary Sutton Show

 

 

 
 
Jerry Stahl
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2006 
(top) Stahl with Christie Kerr after she won the 2010 LPGA Championship at Locust Hill Country Club.
(top) Jerry Stahl, Curtis Strange and Al Brewer at Oak Hill Country Club after Strange won the 1989 US Open.
Stahl and Brewer served as co-Chairmen for the event.
The chairman of the 1989 U.S. Open at Oak Hill, he also served as tournament director of the Wegmans Rochester LPGA Tournament and was secretary for the United States Golf Association.
Brighton Schools Alumni Association/Brighton High School Alumni Hall of Fame, Class of 2012
 
 
 
John Wallace
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2006 
 
(top left) Wallace celebrates after his three-pointer at the buzzer beat Georgia in the 1996 NCAA Tournament, 83-81 in overtime... (top right) Dunking for the Raptors... (middle) On the floor, versus Georgetown...
(bottom) Playing for the Orange (click photos to enlarge).
Named Mr. Basketball in New York in 1992 after leading Greece Athena to state title. Powered Syracuse University to NCAA finals in 1996 and is third in school history in points (2,119) and rebounds (1,065). First-round draft pick of New York Knicks played seven seasons in NBA.
John Wallace basketball statistics
Bio, NBA
John Wallace Syracuse bio, statistics
YouTube/TNT, 1996 NBA Draft, NY Knicks select John Wallace
Bio, Section Five Basketball Hall of Fame




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