Frontier Field Walk of Fame Class of 2018
                     
               

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    Class of 2018 


Chris
Battaglia
 Paige
Conners
 Nick
Dercola
1967 Ely Fagan
American Legion
NYS Champions
 Wayne
Fuller
John
Galipeau
Lysle "Spike"
Garnish
Brian
Gionta
Eugene
Goodlow
Chandler
Jones
Jonathon
Lillis
Jill
McCabe
Duane
McCoy
Andy
Parrino
Tyler
Relph
Mindy
Sawnor
Morgan
Schild
1958 U of R
Football
Carm
Urzetta
Sally
Wilkins
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
Chris Battaglia  
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2018 
     
     
Click on the photos. Top row, from left: Battaglia and players at a 2015 game and during practice in 2016 and 2014. Bottom row, from left: Battaglia and players leave the bench after winning the 2010 Class A state championship... delivering the trophy after Aquinas' Section V Class AA championship in 2015... from a 2011 Aquinas practice.
Battaglia served as head football coach for Penfield High School (2001-2005) and then Aquinas High School (2006-2016), and is currently defensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Irondequoit High School. During his time with Aquinas, Chris won 9 Section V titles and four state championships.

 

 

 
Paige Conners
Olympians, Inducted 2018
 
     
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Born and raised in Pittsford, NY, Paige competed in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic games as a member of the Israeli ice skating team. She was a part of Team Israel in the figure skating team event, and also competed in the pairs short program, placing 19th with partner Evgeni Krasnopolski.
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Nick DerCola
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2018
Nick's name is honored at Clyde-Savannah’s varsity football field after a 32-year teaching and coaching career. He guided two football teams to sectional titles, three undefeated seasons, and finished with a career record of 192-70-10 from 1953-1985. He also coached sectional champions in baseball, boys basketball and girls basketball.
Ithaca College Athletic Hall of Fame
Section V Football Hall of Fame
waynetimes.com, Clyde to honor three at Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
Lyons Athletic Hall of Fame

 

 

1967 Ely Fagan American Legion
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2018
Click on the group photos.
Top, Championship team, left-to-right, standing: Commander John Hetrick, scorekeeper Barb Petersen, Coach Harold Petersen, Bill Kreger, John Kokinda, Andy Haefner, Gary Junge, Joe Baldessare, Joe Haefner, Rene Piccarreto, Manager Art Flatt, and State Assemblyman Don Cook. kneeling Dick Goodwin, Rich Petersen, Don Leege, Ralph Clapp, Fred Pannoni, Bob Porta, Harold Andrews - 7th District American Legion Chairman. front row bat boy Tom Pannoni, Chuck Glaza bat boy Al Goodwin.... middle: Gary Junge, Rick Peterson and Coach Harold Peterson... bottom: Ely Fagan group at August 2018 Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremonies, left to right: Andy Haefner, Rene Piccarreto, Joe Haefner, Barb Finucan, Chuck Glaza, Rich Goodwin (with brick), Bill Kreger (behind Rich), John Kokinda, Gary Junge, Al Goodwin, Tom Pannoni Ralph Clapp and Al Pannon
The 1967 Ely Fagan American Legion team (Henrietta) was, and still is the first and only team from Monroe County to win the American Legion New York State Championship. The team beat Sodus, 3-2.. East Bloomfield, 5-0.. and Corning, 6-1 for the District 7 NY State trophy. And in the championship game, Gary Junge tossed 12 scoreless innings and Joey Baldassare drove in the winning run as Ely Fagan got by Staten Island, 1-0. The game was played at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY.
Clipping, Times-Union, Peterson's Legion Champs Make Baseball a Business
Clipping, Pittsford Post, State Champs: Ely Fagan Post
Clipping, Democrat and Chronicle, Ely Fagan Nine Snares State Legion Championship
Clipping, The Evening Times, Trenton, New Jersey, 'Hick Town Boys' Determined To Win

 

 

Wayne Fuller
Media, Inducted 2018
   
       
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Wayne was a long time broadcaster for the Rochester Lancers, Buffalo Stallions, Batavia Muckdogs and Batavia High School. He was also a member of three different sports Halls of Fame, and could have been heard on the radio for nearly 50 years.
Top, Batavia High School photo, with the Rochester Lancers.
Bottom row, photos two and three, at Batavia's Dwyer Stadium pressbox, named in his honor, the Wayne H. Fuller Pressbox.
Rochester Lancers Wall of Fame
Batavia Blue Devils Athletic Hall of Fame plaque
thebatavian.com, Wayne Fuller to exit press box for Muckdogs games
Livingston County News, A fond farewell to ‘Broadcast Buddy’ and legend Wayne Fuller
Obituary, bataviafuneralhomes.com
thebatavian.com, Local broadcast legend Wayne Fuller passes away at age 70
Youtube, Wayne Fuller carried to his final resting place aboard a Trailways bus

 

 

John Galipeau
Professional Sports, Inducted 2018 
The resident of Rush, NY, worked as a linesman in the American Hockey League for 25 years from 1975-2000. He currently serves as the supervisor for referees and linesman for the AHL and also as a video replay assistant for the NHL.
Democrat and Chronicle, Linseman Galipeau hangs up skates

 

 

Lysle "Spike" Garnish
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2018
“Spike” was a basketball and football coach at the University of Rochester (1932-1949), and coached basketball and baseball at Hobart College (1950-1960). The “Spike “ Garnish Fund was created in his honor at U of R in 1971, to provide financial assistance to students on the basis of outstanding performance and personal qualities, including leadership, as demonstrated through intercollegiate athletics.
University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame

 

 

Brian Gionta
Olympians, Inducted 2018
Brian, an Aquinas HS graduate and Rochester, NY Native is a 16 year NHL veteran, and was selected to captain the Team USA Men’s Hockey Team in PyeongChang in the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. He guided the team to two wins, one loss, one overtime loss, and a shootout loss in an elimination game vs. Czech Republic. Team USA finished in 7th place in the 12 team tournament.
Brian Gionta Hockey Statistics
Twitter
Youtube, Brian Gionta
Brian Gionta 2018 USA Men's Hockey page
NHL page
NBC Sports, After scoring in Rochester return, next up for Brian Gionta: PyeongChang (Video)
Democrat and Chronicle, A Fan Favorite
Youtube, Brian Gionta celebrates goal
Youtube, Brian Gionta Post Game 2.2.2018
Youtube, Rochester Americans Highlights 2.2.2018 (Don Stevens call)
Hockey's Finest - Brian Gionta

 

 

Eugene Goodlow
Professional Sports, Inducted 2018
 
       
The Rochester native and 1977 McQuaid Jesuit graduate was an All-Greater Rochester selection for both football and basketball during his senior year. He took his talents to Kansas State for two years before turning pro. In the Canadian Football League and Winnipeg he became the first receiver in history to total 100 receptions before jumping to the NFL, spending four years total with New Orleans and San Diego.
Eugene Goodlow football statistics
Eugene Goodlow College football statistics
Democrat and Chronicle, RocJocks: Eugene Goodlow set receiving records
espn1420.com, New Orleans Saints Flashback: Eugene Goodlow

 

 

Chandler Jones
Professional Sports, Inducted 2018
 
     
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Born in Rochester, Chandler is a current NFL Star for the Arizona Cardinals. After graduating high school at Union-Endicott, he attended Syracuse University and was selected with the 21st overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft to the New England Patriots. He has 64 career sacks.
Twitter
Chandler Jones football statistics
NFL Sacks Career Leaders
Syracuse Orange page

 

 

Jonathon Lillis
Olympians, Inducted 2018
 
   
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Jonathon, who is from Rochester and trained at Bristol Mountain, made his Olympic debut for Team USA’s Aerials A ski team in 2018. Lillis was the top qualifier after scoring a 127.44 and finished in 8th place with a score of 95.47. He was the highest placing member from Team USA.
ESPN, Olympics results
Bio, US Ski and Snowboard
Facebook
Youtube, Jonathon Lillis
Getty Images
today.com, Olympic skier will carry brother's ashes in opening ceremony tribute

 

 

Jill McCabe
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2018
Jill is the current Associate Athletic Director and Women’s Soccer Coach at St. John Fisher College. She was the founding owner of the Rochester Ravens in 1996, who were a part of the U.S. Women’s Inter-Regional Soccer League. She is a member of the Smithtown HS, University of Rochester (All-American in 1987) and United Soccer League’s Halls of Fame and is certified by the National Soccer Coaches of America Association.
University of Rochester Athletic Hall of Fame
St.John Fisher College page
Wikipedia, Rochester Ravens
Rochester Business Journal, Jill McCabe: A players takes her game to the next level

 

 

Duane McCoy
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2018
 
Click on the Aquinas High School 1953 photo.
The late Duane McCoy is a Hall of Fame member of the U.S.S.S.A. at the national, state and local levels as a women’s slow pitch softball coach. His teams won over 100 championships, including two world championships. He has more than 1,500 wins to his name over his coaching career.
NY State USSSAA Hall of Fame
Obituary, Democrat and Chronicle

 

 

Andy Parrino
Professional Sports, Inducted 2018
       
Andy, a Brockport HS graduate, played college baseball at LeMoyne College and was named the MAA Conference player of the year in 2007. He was selected by the San Diego Padres in the 26th Round of the 2007 MLB Draft, and made his MLB Debut on August 26, 2011. He also played for the Oakland Athletics and in the Chicago White Sox minor league system.
Twitter
Andy Parrino baseball statistics
Wikipedia, 2015 Pan American Games
Youtube, ESPN, Andy Parrino's first major league home run (first highlight)
syracuse.com, Le Moyne's Andy Parrino is a San Diego Padre...and he's truly loving every minute of it
Democrat and Chronicle, Andy Parrino finally has his pro baseball homecoming

 

 

Tyler Relph
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2018
     
Click on the photos on the bottom row. Left to right, with McQuaid, West Virginia and St.Bonaventure.
Tyler was the point guard for the 2003 McQuaid Knights basketball team, who won the state championship. During that season, he was named All Greater Rochester Player of the Year, and was New York’s Mr. Basketball. He is currently an elite basketball trainer, whose client list includes many current NBA stars.
Website
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
College basketball statistics
Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
St.Bonaventure page
Youtube page
democratandchronicle.com, If you've never seen Tyler Relph's amazing ball-handling skills, you're missing out

 

 

Mindy Sawnor
Amateur Sports, Inducted 2018
 
     
Click on the photos. Top, no. 127 for the Kent State Golden Flashes... left-to-right bottom row, Sawnor, left, with Greece Athena... Maintaining the lead (No. 81) in a race for Kent State... at the 2018 Frontier Field Walk of Fame ceremonies.
The Greece Athena graduate won 7 county titles, 6 sectional titles and set 6 school records. She was also the recipient of the sportsmanship award in 2009. After high school, Mindy ran for Kent State University, winning the 800 meter race at the 2012 MAC Indoor Championships, was named to the Women’s Indoor Track and Field All-MAC First Team and was ranked no. 13 in the nation following the 2012 season. Since college she's taught and coached locally at Hilton, Athena, Spencerport, and Fairport. Mindy currently teaches at Honeoye Falls-Lima and serves as the varsity cross-country coach.
Facebook
2013 Kent State University profile page
The Corinthian, Hometown Sports Profile, page 5

 

 

Morgan Schild
Olympians, Inducted 2018
 
     
Click on the small photos.
The freestyle skier grew up in Pittsford, NY and trained at Bristol Mountain. She made her first Olympic Team in 2018 in PyeongChang, a member of Team USA’s Moguls A team. She finished in 15th place out of 30 competitors.

 

 

1958 University of Rochester Football
Team of the Ages, Inducted 2018
Click on the team photo.
The 1958 U of R Football team, nicknamed “a perfect football machine” posted a perfect 8-0 record during their season. More impressively, the Yellow Jackets shut out their first five opponents (outscoring them 157-0), and over the course of the 8 game season, outscored their opponents 257-19, including a 34-7 win over Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute to cap off the season.

 

 

Carm Urzetta
Contributors/Administrators, Inducted 2018
Carm currently serves as the special assistant to the president at Bishop Kearney HS. Carm has been with Bishop Kearney for 50 years, and during his tenure, he has coached the varsity and junior varsity baseball teams and taught social studies. He has also refereed NCAA basketball at all levels (Division I, II and III).

 

 

Sally Wilkins
Amateur Coaches, Inducted 2018
Sally is a former field hockey player and coach for Brighton High School, where she guided the team to its first state semi-final appearance in 1999. She was a member of the United States Field Hockey Team from 1960-1974. She is a USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame member, as well as a member of the Cornell University Sports Hall of Fame, where she graduated in 1962.
   




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