2016 Hall of Fame Class

 
2016 Hall of Fame Class
 

Jeff Bacon - Cowanesque Valley
Basketball

Jeff Bacon - Cowanesque Valley
 

Jeff is a 1990 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. He played Basketball 4 years and was a 1989 Honorable Mention All-Twin Tiers and an All-Twin Tiers selection in 1990. He was a member of the CV NTL West champions, District IV champions, and Class A PIAA Eastern Semifinalist in 1988-89. He graduated from Alfred State College in 1992 where he played basketball in 1991-1992. He coach Jr. High and JV basketball at Elkland for 6 years and Intramural boys basketball for 5 years.

Jeff Bacon - Cowanesque Valley
Basketball

Jeff Bacon - Cowanesque Valley
 

Jeff is a 1990 graduate of Cowanesque Valley High School. He played Basketball 4 years and was a 1989 Honorable Mention All-Twin Tiers and an All-Twin Tiers selection in 1990. He was a member of the CV NTL West champions, District IV champions, and Class A PIAA Eastern Semifinalist in 1988-89. He graduated from Alfred State College in 1992 where he played basketball in 1991-1992. He coach Jr. High and JV basketball at Elkland for 6 years and Intramural boys basketball for 5 years.

 

Weldon Bailey - Cowanesque Valley
Golf

Weldon Bailey - Cowanesque Valley
 

Weldon graduated from Peacham Academy in Peacham, Vermont in 1942, where he participated in Basketball, Baseball, and Tennis. He was the club champion at River Valley 2 years and the Senior champion 2 years. On January 1, 2016, he shot his age 45-46 for a 91. He was instrumental in River Valley Country Club coming to exist. He has encouraged generations of players and is still very active in League and Tournament play.

Weldon Bailey - Cowanesque Valley
Golf

Weldon Bailey - Cowanesque Valley
 

Weldon graduated from Peacham Academy in Peacham, Vermont in 1942, where he participated in Basketball, Baseball, and Tennis. He was the club champion at River Valley 2 years and the Senior champion 2 years. On January 1, 2016, he shot his age 45-46 for a 91. He was instrumental in River Valley Country Club coming to exist. He has encouraged generations of players and is still very active in League and Tournament play.

 

Bill Bradshaw - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Bill Bradshaw - Mansfield
 

Bill graduated from Mansfield Jr/Sr High School in 1942 where he played Football and Track. He held the record for the quarter mile at Smyth Park. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1947, where he also participated in track and football. He attended Dartmouth College for 3 years and did 4 years of flight training in the Navy. He started Pro car racing at Watkins Glen where he met Paul Neuman. He started rally racing in Wellsboro and his first partner was his wife. Bill has a long time involvement as a Director of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame.

Bill Bradshaw - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Bill Bradshaw - Mansfield
 

Bill graduated from Mansfield Jr/Sr High School in 1942 where he played Football and Track. He held the record for the quarter mile at Smyth Park. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1947, where he also participated in track and football. He attended Dartmouth College for 3 years and did 4 years of flight training in the Navy. He started Pro car racing at Watkins Glen where he met Paul Neuman. He started rally racing in Wellsboro and his first partner was his wife. Bill has a long time involvement as a Director of the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame.

 

Ryan Callahan - Wellsboro
Baseball

Ryan Callahan - Wellsboro
 

Ryan graduated from Wellsboro Area High School with Honors in 1994. He received 14 varsity letters, 4 each in Baseball and Basketball and 3 each in Track and Cross Country. In 1994, he awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete, Baseball MVP, and Outstanding Basketball Player. He was an NTL 1st Team in Baseball and Basketball multiple years and PIAA District IV All-Star in 1994. He held the schools scoring record in basketball with over 1,700 points. In 1989, Ryan pitched a No Hitter striking out 20 of the 21 outs. Ryan was team captain in Basketball and Baseball. He received a Division 1 scholarship to play Baseball at Ohio University. In 1996, he led the team in triples (5) and was in the top 3 in hitting with a .380 avg. In 1997 Ohio was Mid American Conference champions and participated in the College World Series. He was a first team Academic All-Conference. In 1998 he graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University and was twice named Outstanding Finance Major for the Business School. He is the father of 2 kids and his grandfather, Harold Berguson, was one of the first inductees into the HOF in 1986 for Baseball.

Ryan Callahan - Wellsboro
Baseball

Ryan Callahan - Wellsboro
 

Ryan graduated from Wellsboro Area High School with Honors in 1994. He received 14 varsity letters, 4 each in Baseball and Basketball and 3 each in Track and Cross Country. In 1994, he awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete, Baseball MVP, and Outstanding Basketball Player. He was an NTL 1st Team in Baseball and Basketball multiple years and PIAA District IV All-Star in 1994. He held the schools scoring record in basketball with over 1,700 points. In 1989, Ryan pitched a No Hitter striking out 20 of the 21 outs. Ryan was team captain in Basketball and Baseball. He received a Division 1 scholarship to play Baseball at Ohio University. In 1996, he led the team in triples (5) and was in the top 3 in hitting with a .380 avg. In 1997 Ohio was Mid American Conference champions and participated in the College World Series. He was a first team Academic All-Conference. In 1998 he graduated Cum Laude from Ohio University and was twice named Outstanding Finance Major for the Business School. He is the father of 2 kids and his grandfather, Harold Berguson, was one of the first inductees into the HOF in 1986 for Baseball.

 

Justin Cevette - Elkland
Softball

Justin Cevette - Elkland
 

Justin graduated from Elkland High School in 1999. He participated in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Golf. He was a 1st team NTL baseball and basketball player in 1999. He graduated from Gannon University in 2003 where he played baseball in 2000 and 2001. He has played men's fast pitch softball at the highest competitive level since 2001. Teams include Elkland Fastpitch, South Lebanon TNT, The Rise Fastpitch, and the New York Bombers. In 2004 and 2009 he was named to the All-Tournament team of the National Softball Association and was a member of the 2009 NSA World Series team with the New York Bombers. He played with the 2006 TNT South Lebanon team that finished 5th in the International Softball Congress Tournament of Champions. In 2012, he played for the Toronto Gators who finished 6th in the ISG World Tournament. Since 2010 he has been the President of the Elkland Softball Tournament Committee.

Justin Cevette - Elkland
Softball

Justin Cevette - Elkland
 

Justin graduated from Elkland High School in 1999. He participated in Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, and Golf. He was a 1st team NTL baseball and basketball player in 1999. He graduated from Gannon University in 2003 where he played baseball in 2000 and 2001. He has played men's fast pitch softball at the highest competitive level since 2001. Teams include Elkland Fastpitch, South Lebanon TNT, The Rise Fastpitch, and the New York Bombers. In 2004 and 2009 he was named to the All-Tournament team of the National Softball Association and was a member of the 2009 NSA World Series team with the New York Bombers. He played with the 2006 TNT South Lebanon team that finished 5th in the International Softball Congress Tournament of Champions. In 2012, he played for the Toronto Gators who finished 6th in the ISG World Tournament. Since 2010 he has been the President of the Elkland Softball Tournament Committee.

 

Krista Deats - Williamson
Basketball

Krista Deats - Williamson
 

Krista graduated in 2002 from Williamson High School where she played Soccer and Basketball for 4 years and Softball for 3. She is the school's all-time leading scorer for both boys and girls with 1,832 points. She scored 50 points in a single game. In 2000, she was a 2nd team NTL All-Star; 1st team in 2001. In 2002, she was co-MVP in the NTL, All-Twin Tiers All-Star, and Sun Gazette All-Star in basketball. She was a member of the first ever Williamson Girls NTL West Basketball team. She graduated from Mansfield University in 2005 where she played basketball for 3 years. She was a three time PSAC Scholar Athlete and a three time Presidential Scholar Athlete. She currently holds the honor of being the youngest and first female District Attorney for Tioga County.

Krista Deats - Williamson
Basketball

Krista Deats - Williamson
 

Krista graduated in 2002 from Williamson High School where she played Soccer and Basketball for 4 years and Softball for 3. She is the school's all-time leading scorer for both boys and girls with 1,832 points. She scored 50 points in a single game. In 2000, she was a 2nd team NTL All-Star; 1st team in 2001. In 2002, she was co-MVP in the NTL, All-Twin Tiers All-Star, and Sun Gazette All-Star in basketball. She was a member of the first ever Williamson Girls NTL West Basketball team. She graduated from Mansfield University in 2005 where she played basketball for 3 years. She was a three time PSAC Scholar Athlete and a three time Presidential Scholar Athlete. She currently holds the honor of being the youngest and first female District Attorney for Tioga County.

 

Aimee Gorda - Wellsboro
Volleyball

Aimee Gorda - Wellsboro
 

Aimee was a 1984 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, where she was voted as the Female Athlete of the Year. In Track & Field, she earned 4 varsity letters and accrued over 400 points despite an injury her junior year that caused her to miss most of the season. She was team captain in 1984 and helped the team in winning the NTL AA championship title with a 10-1 record. She held the school record in the 100 meter dash and NTL AA meet champion with a time of 13.3 seconds. She also took first in the High jump at 5' 2" and anchored the champion 400 meter really team. She took 4th place at the meet in the javelin with 86' 5". Aimee was Captain of the Volleyball team in 1984. Aimee's sophomore year she lead the team in serving accuracy 95% aces and points. In her junior year, she led the team in spikes, dinks, and blocks. Amiee led team her senior year in spikes and dinks. She captained the 1984 girls Basketball Team. She scored over 900 points in her career. She was a member of the NTL All-Star team and in 1984 a member of the All-Twin Tiers team. She was Voted the MVP of the Troy Jaycees tournament in 1982. Aimee played basketball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1985-88 and helped the team win its first PSAC Championship in 1988. She scored 18 points of defeat Maryland Baltimore in the IUP Winter Invitational and was a member of the IUP Track and Field Team.

Aimee Gorda - Wellsboro
Volleyball

Aimee Gorda - Wellsboro
 

Aimee was a 1984 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, where she was voted as the Female Athlete of the Year. In Track & Field, she earned 4 varsity letters and accrued over 400 points despite an injury her junior year that caused her to miss most of the season. She was team captain in 1984 and helped the team in winning the NTL AA championship title with a 10-1 record. She held the school record in the 100 meter dash and NTL AA meet champion with a time of 13.3 seconds. She also took first in the High jump at 5' 2" and anchored the champion 400 meter really team. She took 4th place at the meet in the javelin with 86' 5". Aimee was Captain of the Volleyball team in 1984. Aimee's sophomore year she lead the team in serving accuracy 95% aces and points. In her junior year, she led the team in spikes, dinks, and blocks. Amiee led team her senior year in spikes and dinks. She captained the 1984 girls Basketball Team. She scored over 900 points in her career. She was a member of the NTL All-Star team and in 1984 a member of the All-Twin Tiers team. She was Voted the MVP of the Troy Jaycees tournament in 1982. Aimee played basketball at Indiana University of Pennsylvania from 1985-88 and helped the team win its first PSAC Championship in 1988. She scored 18 points of defeat Maryland Baltimore in the IUP Winter Invitational and was a member of the IUP Track and Field Team.

 

Jeff Hall - North Penn
Basketball

Jeff Hall - North Penn
 

Jeff graduated from North Penn High School in 1988. Jeff played Baseball from 1985-88, Basketball 1985-88, Track 1985-88, and Football in 1987. He was an All-Twin Tiers Basketball selection his junior and senior years. Jeff earned 4 varsity letters in basketball and scored 1,053 points in his career. He was the North Penn Outstanding Basketball Player his junior and senior years, Kiwanis Christmas tournament All-Star his junior and senior years, SRU tournament MVP his junior year and All-Star his senior Year. Jeff lives in Bellefonte with his wife, Jalene and 3 sons. He is the Parks and Rec Director for the borough of State College.

Jeff Hall - North Penn
Basketball

Jeff Hall - North Penn
 

Jeff graduated from North Penn High School in 1988. Jeff played Baseball from 1985-88, Basketball 1985-88, Track 1985-88, and Football in 1987. He was an All-Twin Tiers Basketball selection his junior and senior years. Jeff earned 4 varsity letters in basketball and scored 1,053 points in his career. He was the North Penn Outstanding Basketball Player his junior and senior years, Kiwanis Christmas tournament All-Star his junior and senior years, SRU tournament MVP his junior year and All-Star his senior Year. Jeff lives in Bellefonte with his wife, Jalene and 3 sons. He is the Parks and Rec Director for the borough of State College.

 

Kimberly Hall - North Penn
Track & Field

Kimberly Hall - North Penn
 

Kim graduated in 1991 from North Penn High School. She participated in Varsity Basketball 1988-91, Volleyball 1989-91, and Track & Field 1987-91. She was baseketball co-captain her senior year. She participated in the State track meet her senior year and set the school record in the triple jump of 35' 11". She participated on the track & field team at Lock Haven University for 2 years and graduated in 1995. She is a Physical Education teach in Walnut Cove, North Carolina where she lives with her 2 children. She has coach Middle School track for the past 19 years.

Kimberly Hall - North Penn
Track & Field

Kimberly Hall - North Penn
 

Kim graduated in 1991 from North Penn High School. She participated in Varsity Basketball 1988-91, Volleyball 1989-91, and Track & Field 1987-91. She was baseketball co-captain her senior year. She participated in the State track meet her senior year and set the school record in the triple jump of 35' 11". She participated on the track & field team at Lock Haven University for 2 years and graduated in 1995. She is a Physical Education teach in Walnut Cove, North Carolina where she lives with her 2 children. She has coach Middle School track for the past 19 years.

 

Richard Hall - North Penn
Coach/Contributor

Richard Hall - North Penn
 

Richard "Pete" graduated from Blakely High School in 1960. Pete played Football and Baseball for 4 years and Basketball for 3 years. He was All-League in basketball and All-Scholastic in football. Pete graduated from Mansfield in 1966 where he played baseball and football for 2 years and was a member of the 1960 baseball State champions. He played semi-pro baseball for the Canton Twins and the Morris Run Miners. Pete spent 43 years coaching girls track & field at North Penn High School and has over 300 wins including an NTL title.

Richard Hall - North Penn
Coach/Contributor

Richard Hall - North Penn
 

Richard "Pete" graduated from Blakely High School in 1960. Pete played Football and Baseball for 4 years and Basketball for 3 years. He was All-League in basketball and All-Scholastic in football. Pete graduated from Mansfield in 1966 where he played baseball and football for 2 years and was a member of the 1960 baseball State champions. He played semi-pro baseball for the Canton Twins and the Morris Run Miners. Pete spent 43 years coaching girls track & field at North Penn High School and has over 300 wins including an NTL title.

 

Linda Messner - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

Linda Messner - Liberty
 

Linda graduated in 1968 from Liberty High School where she played Basketball, Softball, and Track & Field. She was the leading scorer in the county for basketball and took 1st and 2nd places in the javelin and softball throws in all track competitions. She was a member of the 1966 TCL Basketball champions. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 1973 and received a Masters from Elmira College in 1978. Her coaching career includes 5 years as swimming coach where she started the program, 5 years as softball coach and 31 years as basketball coach. After 31 seasons, she is still coaching Volleyball at Towanda where she has over 600 wins, 21 District Championships, and 17 NTL Championships. In 2015, she was the Womens Golf champion at Towanda Country Club.

Linda Messner - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

Linda Messner - Liberty
 

Linda graduated in 1968 from Liberty High School where she played Basketball, Softball, and Track & Field. She was the leading scorer in the county for basketball and took 1st and 2nd places in the javelin and softball throws in all track competitions. She was a member of the 1966 TCL Basketball champions. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 1973 and received a Masters from Elmira College in 1978. Her coaching career includes 5 years as swimming coach where she started the program, 5 years as softball coach and 31 years as basketball coach. After 31 seasons, she is still coaching Volleyball at Towanda where she has over 600 wins, 21 District Championships, and 17 NTL Championships. In 2015, she was the Womens Golf champion at Towanda Country Club.

 

Jane Mudge - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Jane Mudge - Mansfield
 

Jane's involvement with Mansfield High School athletics began with her husband, Terry, and children. She began as a time at Twilight Track Meets at the University as Terry would get his daughter, Kim, and his son, Brad and other children ready to run in their events. She spent 7 summers involved with this. When Terry became girls track coach at Mansfield, she spent 10 years as a time. She began doing shot charts for the girls basketball coach, Mr. Jackson, which then led to keeping the scorebook for three years. Jane then started a 32 year career as boys scorekeeper and announcer. She decided that after all those years she had ridden enough in a bus to games. In has been a pleasure for her to have traveled all these many hours cheering on Mansfield sports teams.

Jane Mudge - Mansfield
Coach/Contributor

Jane Mudge - Mansfield
 

Jane's involvement with Mansfield High School athletics began with her husband, Terry, and children. She began as a time at Twilight Track Meets at the University as Terry would get his daughter, Kim, and his son, Brad and other children ready to run in their events. She spent 7 summers involved with this. When Terry became girls track coach at Mansfield, she spent 10 years as a time. She began doing shot charts for the girls basketball coach, Mr. Jackson, which then led to keeping the scorebook for three years. Jane then started a 32 year career as boys scorekeeper and announcer. She decided that after all those years she had ridden enough in a bus to games. In has been a pleasure for her to have traveled all these many hours cheering on Mansfield sports teams.

 

Anna Potier Butterfield - Williamson
Basketball

Anna Potier Butterfield - Williamson
 

Anne graduated from Williamson High School in 2002 where she participated in Volleyball 1998-01, Basketball 1998-02, and Track 1999-02. She was chosen a senior All-Star in both Volleyball and Basketball, an NTL All-Star in both and a District IV All-Star in Volleyball. She was a member of Williamson NTL Champions in both Basketball and Volleyball. She graduated from Juniata College in 2006 where she participated in intramural volleyball and basketball.

Anna Potier Butterfield - Williamson
Basketball

Anna Potier Butterfield - Williamson
 

Anne graduated from Williamson High School in 2002 where she participated in Volleyball 1998-01, Basketball 1998-02, and Track 1999-02. She was chosen a senior All-Star in both Volleyball and Basketball, an NTL All-Star in both and a District IV All-Star in Volleyball. She was a member of Williamson NTL Champions in both Basketball and Volleyball. She graduated from Juniata College in 2006 where she participated in intramural volleyball and basketball.

 

Dennis Schoonover - Elkland
Track & Field

Dennis Schoonover - Elkland
 

Dennis graduated from Elkland High School in 1973 where he participated in Soccer, Basketball, and Track. In 1973 he was Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year. That same year, Dennis won the State Championship for the Long Jump. He also set the district record in the Long Jump, a record that would last for 18 years. He was the only triple winner at the County Meet, winning the Long Jump, High Jump, and Triple Jump. While attending Mansfield University in 1974, he was a Triple Winner against St. Bonaventure in the Long Jump, 220 yard Dash and 440 relay. He placed 6th at the PSAC meet in the Long Jump.

Dennis Schoonover - Elkland
Track & Field

Dennis Schoonover - Elkland
 

Dennis graduated from Elkland High School in 1973 where he participated in Soccer, Basketball, and Track. In 1973 he was Player of the Year and Athlete of the Year. That same year, Dennis won the State Championship for the Long Jump. He also set the district record in the Long Jump, a record that would last for 18 years. He was the only triple winner at the County Meet, winning the Long Jump, High Jump, and Triple Jump. While attending Mansfield University in 1974, he was a Triple Winner against St. Bonaventure in the Long Jump, 220 yard Dash and 440 relay. He placed 6th at the PSAC meet in the Long Jump.