2015 Hall of Fame Class

 

Matthew Baker - Cowanesque Valley
Coach/Contributor

Matthew Baker - Cowanesque Valley
 

Matthew graduated from Cowanesque Valley HS in 1974. He participated in basketball, football, and tennis. Injuries and illness limited his participation his last two years. Matt graduated from Elmira College with a degree in Political Science/Law. He has an honorary doctorate from Mansfield University. Matt has met and worked with many professional athletes, including J.M. Kelly, Kobe Bryant, Bob Lanier, and Tommy Maddox. Owners of NFL, such as Mr. Rooney, and Terry Pegula of the NHL Buffalo Sabres.

Matt has been Master of Ceremonies and a strong supporter of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame for nearly 20 years. He is a life long sports fan and supporter of student athletes.

Matthew Baker - Cowanesque Valley
Coach/Contributor

Matthew Baker - Cowanesque Valley
 

Matthew graduated from Cowanesque Valley HS in 1974. He participated in basketball, football, and tennis. Injuries and illness limited his participation his last two years. Matt graduated from Elmira College with a degree in Political Science/Law. He has an honorary doctorate from Mansfield University. Matt has met and worked with many professional athletes, including J.M. Kelly, Kobe Bryant, Bob Lanier, and Tommy Maddox. Owners of NFL, such as Mr. Rooney, and Terry Pegula of the NHL Buffalo Sabres.

Matt has been Master of Ceremonies and a strong supporter of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame for nearly 20 years. He is a life long sports fan and supporter of student athletes.

 

Lindsey Colegrove - Elkland
Softball

Lindsey Colegrove - Elkland
 

Lindsey graduated from Elkland High School in 1980. He participated in soccer and basketball for 4 years and track for 2. He played fast pitch softball in Elkland and Elmira for 20 years, played in the softball world championships for 5 years, and in the Valley Basketball League for 15 years. Lindsey was the soccer coach in Elkland for 2 years and also varsity basketball coach for 2 years. He coached Jr. Legion baseball for 5 years and was a Little League coach in Athens for 8 years. He also was a basketball official for 5 years.

Lindsey Colegrove - Elkland
Softball

Lindsey Colegrove - Elkland
 

Lindsey graduated from Elkland High School in 1980. He participated in soccer and basketball for 4 years and track for 2. He played fast pitch softball in Elkland and Elmira for 20 years, played in the softball world championships for 5 years, and in the Valley Basketball League for 15 years. Lindsey was the soccer coach in Elkland for 2 years and also varsity basketball coach for 2 years. He coached Jr. Legion baseball for 5 years and was a Little League coach in Athens for 8 years. He also was a basketball official for 5 years.

 

Jim Dinsmore - Wellsboro
Coach/Contributor

Jim Dinsmore - Wellsboro
 

Jim is a 1970 graduate of St. Marys Area HS where he participated in football, track, and baseball. Jim was a Big 30 Defensive Player of the Week, Big 30 Linebacker, and All-League offensive tackle. Jim was a member of his HS baseball team that won the league championship 3 of 4 years. Jim was on the Freshman football team at Clarion University, where he graduated in 1974. In 1975 he started the Small Fry program in Blossburg with 5th and 6th graders. From 1989-2009 Jim was the Wellsboro Middle School football coach. From 2012-2014 he coach Small Fry football in Wellsboro. Jim also coached HS Track, Little League baseball, and T-Ball.

Jim Dinsmore - Wellsboro
Coach/Contributor

Jim Dinsmore - Wellsboro
 

Jim is a 1970 graduate of St. Marys Area HS where he participated in football, track, and baseball. Jim was a Big 30 Defensive Player of the Week, Big 30 Linebacker, and All-League offensive tackle. Jim was a member of his HS baseball team that won the league championship 3 of 4 years. Jim was on the Freshman football team at Clarion University, where he graduated in 1974. In 1975 he started the Small Fry program in Blossburg with 5th and 6th graders. From 1989-2009 Jim was the Wellsboro Middle School football coach. From 2012-2014 he coach Small Fry football in Wellsboro. Jim also coached HS Track, Little League baseball, and T-Ball.

 

Jason Dominick - Williamson
Soccer

Jason Dominick - Williamson
 

Jason graduated in 1998 from Williamson High School where he was a 4-year starter on the soccer team where he recorded 810 saved and was named All-NTL. He was a 3-year starter on the basketball team and was also All-NTL. Jason was a 2-year cpatain of both his soccer and basketball teams. His senior year, Williamson started a baseball team that he also participated in. Jason did his undergraduate work at Indiana University of PA and earned his Masters from Lock Haven University. He was Jr. High soccer coach for 3 years and Varsity girls for 2 years. Jason coached Jr. High basketball for 3 years and currently is in his tenth year as varsity girls basketball coach at North Penn-Mansfield, where he has won 3 league titles, 2 District IV titles, and has been a 5-time state qualifier. Jason lives in Mansfield with his wife Marnie, who is a HOF member, and their 3 children.

Jason Dominick - Williamson
Soccer

Jason Dominick - Williamson
 

Jason graduated in 1998 from Williamson High School where he was a 4-year starter on the soccer team where he recorded 810 saved and was named All-NTL. He was a 3-year starter on the basketball team and was also All-NTL. Jason was a 2-year cpatain of both his soccer and basketball teams. His senior year, Williamson started a baseball team that he also participated in. Jason did his undergraduate work at Indiana University of PA and earned his Masters from Lock Haven University. He was Jr. High soccer coach for 3 years and Varsity girls for 2 years. Jason coached Jr. High basketball for 3 years and currently is in his tenth year as varsity girls basketball coach at North Penn-Mansfield, where he has won 3 league titles, 2 District IV titles, and has been a 5-time state qualifier. Jason lives in Mansfield with his wife Marnie, who is a HOF member, and their 3 children.

 

James Farrer - Mansfield
Track & Field

James Farrer - Mansfield
 

James is a 1989 graduate of Mansfield HS where he participated in Cross Country from 1985-1988 and Track and Field from 1986-1989. James graduated from Bucknell University and was a member of the Cross Country and indoor-outdoor track and field teams. Since graduation he has spent the last 22 years coaching at the High School and collegiate levels. In cross country at Mansfield, he was a 4-year varsity member and finished in the top 5 in every race, was the #1 runner and MVP 3 times, and was a 3-time medalist at the McQuaid Invite. He was a 2-time state championship qualifier and set 5 course records. As a member of the Mansfield track team he was a 4-time leading scorer and letter winner (where he scored in every meet but two), a 2-year captain and team MVP, and qualified 4 years for districts. At Bucknell University in Cross Country, he was a 4-year varsity letter winner on a Division 1 program. He was All-Patroit League as a senior and top 5 team runner on the Coaches Association Race team championship at IC4A Championships. On the Bucknell track team, he was a 4-year letter winner on a team that won 4 indoor and 2 outdoor conference championships. He scored in every conference championship, both indoor and outdoor, except one when he was out with an injury.

James Farrer - Mansfield
Track & Field

James Farrer - Mansfield
 

James is a 1989 graduate of Mansfield HS where he participated in Cross Country from 1985-1988 and Track and Field from 1986-1989. James graduated from Bucknell University and was a member of the Cross Country and indoor-outdoor track and field teams. Since graduation he has spent the last 22 years coaching at the High School and collegiate levels. In cross country at Mansfield, he was a 4-year varsity member and finished in the top 5 in every race, was the #1 runner and MVP 3 times, and was a 3-time medalist at the McQuaid Invite. He was a 2-time state championship qualifier and set 5 course records. As a member of the Mansfield track team he was a 4-time leading scorer and letter winner (where he scored in every meet but two), a 2-year captain and team MVP, and qualified 4 years for districts. At Bucknell University in Cross Country, he was a 4-year varsity letter winner on a Division 1 program. He was All-Patroit League as a senior and top 5 team runner on the Coaches Association Race team championship at IC4A Championships. On the Bucknell track team, he was a 4-year letter winner on a team that won 4 indoor and 2 outdoor conference championships. He scored in every conference championship, both indoor and outdoor, except one when he was out with an injury.

 

Richard Jackson - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Richard Jackson - Mansfield
 

Richard is a 1949 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School. He played varsity basketball his junior and senior years. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1960. He started his coaching career in 1961 as Jr. High boys basketball coach. Dick coach Jr. High and JV teams until 1974 and was on the coaching staff of the 1969 State champion boys basketball team. In 1977 he took over as girls varsity coach and enjoyed 16 consecutive seasons, which included numerous league titles and District IV titles in 1980 and 1981. The 1981 team went to the state quarterfinals.

Richard Jackson - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Richard Jackson - Mansfield
 

Richard is a 1949 graduate of Wyalusing Valley High School. He played varsity basketball his junior and senior years. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1960. He started his coaching career in 1961 as Jr. High boys basketball coach. Dick coach Jr. High and JV teams until 1974 and was on the coaching staff of the 1969 State champion boys basketball team. In 1977 he took over as girls varsity coach and enjoyed 16 consecutive seasons, which included numerous league titles and District IV titles in 1980 and 1981. The 1981 team went to the state quarterfinals.

 

James Kreger - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

James Kreger - Liberty
 

James graduated from Liberty Jr/Sr High School in 1964. He participated in varsity soccer from 1959-64, winning the NTL soccer championship in 1962. He also participated in baseball from 1961-64 and basketball from 1959-64. He coached Jr. High and Varsity soccer, girls varsity basketball, was an assistant girls varsity soccer coach, and assistant Jr. High girls basketball coach. Jim won NTL championships in basketball in 1990-91 and soccer in 1996.

James Kreger - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

James Kreger - Liberty
 

James graduated from Liberty Jr/Sr High School in 1964. He participated in varsity soccer from 1959-64, winning the NTL soccer championship in 1962. He also participated in baseball from 1961-64 and basketball from 1959-64. He coached Jr. High and Varsity soccer, girls varsity basketball, was an assistant girls varsity soccer coach, and assistant Jr. High girls basketball coach. Jim won NTL championships in basketball in 1990-91 and soccer in 1996.

 

Nick McDivitt - Williamson
Wrestling

Nick McDivitt - Williamson
 

Nick graduated from Williamson High School in 1998 and was a two-time state qualifier in wrestling.

Nick McDivitt - Williamson
Wrestling

Nick McDivitt - Williamson
 

Nick graduated from Williamson High School in 1998 and was a two-time state qualifier in wrestling.

 

Mike Mitchell - North Penn
Baseball

Mike Mitchell - North Penn
 

Mike graduated from North Penn HS in 1967. He was a 4-year starter in football, and a 3-year starter in basketball. His 1967 team won the NTL Class C title and played in the school's first District playoff game. Mike played four years of American Legion Baseball and advanced to the All-State Team where he played in the All-Star game in Allentown, PA. In 1967 he was the Athlete of the Year at North Penn, the TCL basketball player of the year, and the North Penn basketball and football player of the year. He played college basketball at the Williamsport School of Commerce and played in the National tournament for 2-year colleges which finished 4th in the nation. He played college baseball at Ft. Lauderdale University from 1969-71, where he made the All-Conference team in 1971.

Mike Mitchell - North Penn
Baseball

Mike Mitchell - North Penn
 

Mike graduated from North Penn HS in 1967. He was a 4-year starter in football, and a 3-year starter in basketball. His 1967 team won the NTL Class C title and played in the school's first District playoff game. Mike played four years of American Legion Baseball and advanced to the All-State Team where he played in the All-Star game in Allentown, PA. In 1967 he was the Athlete of the Year at North Penn, the TCL basketball player of the year, and the North Penn basketball and football player of the year. He played college basketball at the Williamsport School of Commerce and played in the National tournament for 2-year colleges which finished 4th in the nation. He played college baseball at Ft. Lauderdale University from 1969-71, where he made the All-Conference team in 1971.

 

Benjamin Morley - North Penn
Basketball

Benjamin Morley - North Penn
 

Benjamin is a 1992 graduate of North Penn HS. He played basketball and baseball at North Penn for 4 years an dwas a member of the track team for 2 years. He was the basketball MVP his junior year and was a member of the District IV and All-Twin Tiers basketball teams his senior year, was a 1,000 point scorer (1,248) and was named MVP of the Pedie McDonald Basketball Tournament. Ben helped lead his team to the NTL West basketball championship his senior year. He was also Baseball MVP and All-Star his junior year. He was a member of the basketball team at the University of Scranton for 2 years.

Benjamin Morley - North Penn
Basketball

Benjamin Morley - North Penn
 

Benjamin is a 1992 graduate of North Penn HS. He played basketball and baseball at North Penn for 4 years an dwas a member of the track team for 2 years. He was the basketball MVP his junior year and was a member of the District IV and All-Twin Tiers basketball teams his senior year, was a 1,000 point scorer (1,248) and was named MVP of the Pedie McDonald Basketball Tournament. Ben helped lead his team to the NTL West basketball championship his senior year. He was also Baseball MVP and All-Star his junior year. He was a member of the basketball team at the University of Scranton for 2 years.

 

Dion Westbrook - Elkland
Basketball

Dion Westbrook - Elkland
 

Dion graduated from Elkaland High School in 1991. He particiapted in basketball, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer, wherre he was All-NTL his senior year. Dion was a 1,000 point scorer and was MVP of the Addison Holiday Classic, and a member of the All-Tournament team in the Prattsburg Christmas Tournament. He was on the All-NTL team his junior and senior years. He attended Keuka College where he participated in basketball and soccer.

Dion Westbrook - Elkland
Basketball

Dion Westbrook - Elkland
 

Dion graduated from Elkaland High School in 1991. He particiapted in basketball, track, tennis, baseball, and soccer, wherre he was All-NTL his senior year. Dion was a 1,000 point scorer and was MVP of the Addison Holiday Classic, and a member of the All-Tournament team in the Prattsburg Christmas Tournament. He was on the All-NTL team his junior and senior years. He attended Keuka College where he participated in basketball and soccer.

 

Seth Yost - Wellsboro
Wrestling

Seth Yost - Wellsboro
 

Seth graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1990. He participated in 2 years of track and field and football, and 4 years of wrestling. He won the John Prevost Memorial Award as the outstanding male athlete in senior year. He was captain of the 1989 football team that made districts and was a 1st team NTL linebacker. He was a regional wrestling champion in 1990 and 3-time sectional champion. He was a 4-time champion of the Williamson Christmas Tournament. He graduated in 1994 from the United States Naval Academy where he was a mamber of the wrestling team. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps, where more recently  as a Lieutenant Colonel, he was Battalion Commander for 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from February to October of 2014 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during his deployment. He is currently a student attending the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Seth Yost - Wellsboro
Wrestling

Seth Yost - Wellsboro
 

Seth graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1990. He participated in 2 years of track and field and football, and 4 years of wrestling. He won the John Prevost Memorial Award as the outstanding male athlete in senior year. He was captain of the 1989 football team that made districts and was a 1st team NTL linebacker. He was a regional wrestling champion in 1990 and 3-time sectional champion. He was a 4-time champion of the Williamson Christmas Tournament. He graduated in 1994 from the United States Naval Academy where he was a mamber of the wrestling team. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the United State Marine Corps, where more recently  as a Lieutenant Colonel, he was Battalion Commander for 1st Battalion 7th Marines. He was deployed to Helmand Province, Afghanistan from February to October of 2014 and was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions during his deployment. He is currently a student attending the United States Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

 

Paul Zelinka - Cowanesque Valley
Tennis

Paul Zelinka - Cowanesque Valley
 

Paul graduated in 1985 from Cowanesque Valley HS. He played tennis from 1983-85 where he played number 1 singles and number 1 doubles all three years. He record was 34-2 in singles and 26-9 in doubles. He was the team MVP 3 years in a row. Paul helped his team win the NTL mens tennis team championship in 1985 (which was the first in the school's history) and a was doubles quarterfinalist in the District IV tennis tournament (also a first in school history). He is now a certified personal trainer and has helped athletes for over 20 years achieve their health, fitness, and sports goals.

Paul Zelinka - Cowanesque Valley
Tennis

Paul Zelinka - Cowanesque Valley
 

Paul graduated in 1985 from Cowanesque Valley HS. He played tennis from 1983-85 where he played number 1 singles and number 1 doubles all three years. He record was 34-2 in singles and 26-9 in doubles. He was the team MVP 3 years in a row. Paul helped his team win the NTL mens tennis team championship in 1985 (which was the first in the school's history) and a was doubles quarterfinalist in the District IV tennis tournament (also a first in school history). He is now a certified personal trainer and has helped athletes for over 20 years achieve their health, fitness, and sports goals.