2018 Hall of Fame Class

 
2018 Hall of Fame Class
 

Rob Brant - Mansfield
Baseball

Rob Brant - Mansfield
 

Graduated from Mansfield High School in 2004. Rob played Baseball and Football for 4 years. During his 4 years at Mansfield the Tigers won 4 league championships and a District 4 championship. Individually Rob was a two-time League MVP and 1st team All-State. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he was a pitcher on the baseball team for 4 years. He was a Freshman All-American and Pitt's all-time leader in strikeouts thrown. Rob played in the very prestigious Cape Cod League. He is currently the pitching coach at Wellsboro Area HS.

Rob Brant - Mansfield
Baseball

Rob Brant - Mansfield
 

Graduated from Mansfield High School in 2004. Rob played Baseball and Football for 4 years. During his 4 years at Mansfield the Tigers won 4 league championships and a District 4 championship. Individually Rob was a two-time League MVP and 1st team All-State. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he was a pitcher on the baseball team for 4 years. He was a Freshman All-American and Pitt's all-time leader in strikeouts thrown. Rob played in the very prestigious Cape Cod League. He is currently the pitching coach at Wellsboro Area HS.

 

Afton Brugger Heyler - Cowanesque Valley
Softball

Afton Brugger Heyler - Cowanesque Valley
 

Afton graduated from Cowanesque Vally in 2005, where she participated all 4 years in Tennis, Basketball, and Softball. She was a member of the 2003 NTL Softball Championship and District IV Championship Softball teams. Afton graduated from York College of PA in 2009 where she played 3 years of Varsity Softball. In 2006 she was also the team's home run leader.

Afton Brugger Heyler - Cowanesque Valley
Softball

Afton Brugger Heyler - Cowanesque Valley
 

Afton graduated from Cowanesque Vally in 2005, where she participated all 4 years in Tennis, Basketball, and Softball. She was a member of the 2003 NTL Softball Championship and District IV Championship Softball teams. Afton graduated from York College of PA in 2009 where she played 3 years of Varsity Softball. In 2006 she was also the team's home run leader.

 

Mark Burfield - Elkland
Baseball

Mark Burfield - Elkland
 

Mark is a 1986 graduate of Elkland HS. During High School he played Legion Baseball, Varsity Soccer, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, and Tennis. He was Player of the Year in Tennis is 1986. His senior year he was Co-Athlete of The Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year. He received multiple recruiting offers from Division 1 and 2 schools as a football kicker. Mark was a member of the Elkland Legion Baseball team that was league champions in 1985 and 1986, and played in the state tournament. He graduated from Lock Haven University in 1990 where he was a kicker on the football team in 1986 and 1987. He coached 3 years as JV and Varsity Baseball coach at Elmira Free Academy, and JV Basketball at Elkland. He has taught mathematics in the Elmira School District for 27 years. His father Clinton is also a Hall of Fame member.

Mark Burfield - Elkland
Baseball

Mark Burfield - Elkland
 

Mark is a 1986 graduate of Elkland HS. During High School he played Legion Baseball, Varsity Soccer, Football, Basketball, Track and Field, and Tennis. He was Player of the Year in Tennis is 1986. His senior year he was Co-Athlete of The Year and Scholar Athlete of the Year. He received multiple recruiting offers from Division 1 and 2 schools as a football kicker. Mark was a member of the Elkland Legion Baseball team that was league champions in 1985 and 1986, and played in the state tournament. He graduated from Lock Haven University in 1990 where he was a kicker on the football team in 1986 and 1987. He coached 3 years as JV and Varsity Baseball coach at Elmira Free Academy, and JV Basketball at Elkland. He has taught mathematics in the Elmira School District for 27 years. His father Clinton is also a Hall of Fame member.

 

Blaine Bush - Wellsboro
Football

Blaine Bush - Wellsboro
 

A 1966 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Blaine participated from his Freshman through Senior year in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track and Field. He was a starting forward on the 1966 basketball team that played Williamsport HS for the district championship at Bucknell University. Blaine's senior year he won the Babe Rush Sportsmanship award and was voted the lineman of the year. After High School he attended Lock Haven State College where he played football before transferring to Anesthesia School. He was the head football coach in 1977 for the Sharon Old Express semi-pro football team.

Blaine Bush - Wellsboro
Football

Blaine Bush - Wellsboro
 

A 1966 graduate of Wellsboro Area High School, Blaine participated from his Freshman through Senior year in Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track and Field. He was a starting forward on the 1966 basketball team that played Williamsport HS for the district championship at Bucknell University. Blaine's senior year he won the Babe Rush Sportsmanship award and was voted the lineman of the year. After High School he attended Lock Haven State College where he played football before transferring to Anesthesia School. He was the head football coach in 1977 for the Sharon Old Express semi-pro football team.

 

TJ Howe - Elkland
Golf

TJ Howe - Elkland
 

TJ graduated from Elkland High School in 2006. During his high school years he participated in Golf, Tennis, and Basketball for four years and Baseball his Sophomore and Senior years. His individual awards in high school include Golf: 2004 District IV champion, 2005 PIAA State champion, two-time NTL Player of the Year. He is the NTL record holder for scoring. Basketball: 1,000 point scorer. His senior year he was NTL Player of the Year and the District IV scoring leader. He was a member of two NTL West basketball championships and two District IV chamionships. Upon graduation he attended Penn State University where he was a member of the Golf team. He had 3 individual wins, was an NCAA All-American in 2010. While there, he participated in two NCAA Final appearances. After college TJ turned professional. In his 6 years as a pro, he carded 11 victories, played in the 2016 US Open, 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, 2016 web.co., and Mackenzie Tour member. He currently is the assistant golf coach at Penn State.

TJ Howe - Elkland
Golf

TJ Howe - Elkland
 

TJ graduated from Elkland High School in 2006. During his high school years he participated in Golf, Tennis, and Basketball for four years and Baseball his Sophomore and Senior years. His individual awards in high school include Golf: 2004 District IV champion, 2005 PIAA State champion, two-time NTL Player of the Year. He is the NTL record holder for scoring. Basketball: 1,000 point scorer. His senior year he was NTL Player of the Year and the District IV scoring leader. He was a member of two NTL West basketball championships and two District IV chamionships. Upon graduation he attended Penn State University where he was a member of the Golf team. He had 3 individual wins, was an NCAA All-American in 2010. While there, he participated in two NCAA Final appearances. After college TJ turned professional. In his 6 years as a pro, he carded 11 victories, played in the 2016 US Open, 2015 Wells Fargo Championship, 2016 web.co., and Mackenzie Tour member. He currently is the assistant golf coach at Penn State.

 

Tesia Kaczynski - Mansfield
Basketball

Tesia Kaczynski - Mansfield
 

Tesia is a member of the Mansfield HS class of 2007. She was a member of the Tiger Volleyball and Basketball teams. She is the all-time leading girls scorer in Mansfield history with 1,786 points scored. She was the first Lady Tiger to earn All-State honors, duing so in both her junior and senior seasons. She was awarded the PIAA District IV Female Sportsmanship Award in 2005. Four-time NTL West All-Star. 2007 Sun Gazette Player of the Year. During her 4 years her teams won 4 league titles, 2 district championships, 4 state tournament games, and 99 overall games. In Volleyball she received All-State honors in 2006, First team NTL West, and District IV All-Star in her junior and seniors seasons. A member 3 District Champions and a Regional Championship. Tesia attended Elmira College class of 2011. As a member of the Basketball team she currently ranks 9th in 3 pointers. In her volleyball career at EC she ranks 3rdin program history with 3,056 assists, and second in assists in one season with 1,255. She earned honors for being named to the EC Invitational All-Tournament team in 2008 and 2009, SUNY Plattsburg All-Tournament team in 2009. She was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention in 2010, ECAC Award of Merit in 2011. Additionally she received the Booster Club Player of the Year in 2011.

Tesia Kaczynski - Mansfield
Basketball

Tesia Kaczynski - Mansfield
 

Tesia is a member of the Mansfield HS class of 2007. She was a member of the Tiger Volleyball and Basketball teams. She is the all-time leading girls scorer in Mansfield history with 1,786 points scored. She was the first Lady Tiger to earn All-State honors, duing so in both her junior and senior seasons. She was awarded the PIAA District IV Female Sportsmanship Award in 2005. Four-time NTL West All-Star. 2007 Sun Gazette Player of the Year. During her 4 years her teams won 4 league titles, 2 district championships, 4 state tournament games, and 99 overall games. In Volleyball she received All-State honors in 2006, First team NTL West, and District IV All-Star in her junior and seniors seasons. A member 3 District Champions and a Regional Championship. Tesia attended Elmira College class of 2011. As a member of the Basketball team she currently ranks 9th in 3 pointers. In her volleyball career at EC she ranks 3rdin program history with 3,056 assists, and second in assists in one season with 1,255. She earned honors for being named to the EC Invitational All-Tournament team in 2008 and 2009, SUNY Plattsburg All-Tournament team in 2009. She was awarded the American Volleyball Coaches Association Honorable Mention in 2010, ECAC Award of Merit in 2011. Additionally she received the Booster Club Player of the Year in 2011.

 

Cindy Kendrick - Williamson
Girls Gymnastics

Cindy Kendrick - Williamson
 

Cindy is a graduate of Williamson HS class of 1979. Cindy is the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for gymnastics. She is the only Williamson 4 sport athlete. She participated in gymnastics from 1975-79 where she was captain her junior year and co-captain her senior year. She was on the Basketball team from 1975-79 and captain in 1978 and 1979, Track from 1975-79, and Volleyball 1976-79. Cindy was the Gymnastics MVP in 1977 and was the highest all-around scoring gymnast. In 1977 she placed 3rd in vaulting and 4th in the uneven bars at districts, and her junior year she placed 2nd in uneven bars, and 3rd in vaulting. Her Gymnastics team tied for first in the NTL in its' final year of competition with a record of 5-1. She was also a member of the 1977 undefeated NTL Volleyball team and 1979 NTL team. Cindy was assistant Volleyball coach in 2010 that was Williamson's first District IV championship and also her daughter Nichole played on that team.

Cindy Kendrick - Williamson
Girls Gymnastics

Cindy Kendrick - Williamson
 

Cindy is a graduate of Williamson HS class of 1979. Cindy is the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for gymnastics. She is the only Williamson 4 sport athlete. She participated in gymnastics from 1975-79 where she was captain her junior year and co-captain her senior year. She was on the Basketball team from 1975-79 and captain in 1978 and 1979, Track from 1975-79, and Volleyball 1976-79. Cindy was the Gymnastics MVP in 1977 and was the highest all-around scoring gymnast. In 1977 she placed 3rd in vaulting and 4th in the uneven bars at districts, and her junior year she placed 2nd in uneven bars, and 3rd in vaulting. Her Gymnastics team tied for first in the NTL in its' final year of competition with a record of 5-1. She was also a member of the 1977 undefeated NTL Volleyball team and 1979 NTL team. Cindy was assistant Volleyball coach in 2010 that was Williamson's first District IV championship and also her daughter Nichole played on that team.

 

Erin Litzleman - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

Erin Litzleman - Liberty
 

Erin is a 1993 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. She played Softball and Basketball from 1987-1993. Erin was a 1,000 point scorer in basketball and received awards for rebounding, assists, steals, and was team MVP. In Softball she was MVP and won the offensive player award. She received the Harry Smith Award for Academics and Sports and played in districts and advanced to states in both sports. A 1997 graduate of Mansfield University, and a member of the Lady Mountie Basketball team, she was in the top 10 in MU history during her career in steals, assists, rebounds, and points. Erin currently teaches at North Penn-Liberty High School, where she coached Junior High and Varsity Basketball for 10 years. During her tenure she coached two 1,000 point scorers that continued on to college, and guided the girls to the first District IV Basketball win. She has coached elementary basketball for over 10 years, along with Liberty Little League Baseball. Currently she is coaching Liberty Little League Softball.

Erin Litzleman - Liberty
Coach/Contributor

Erin Litzleman - Liberty
 

Erin is a 1993 graduate of Bald Eagle Area High School. She played Softball and Basketball from 1987-1993. Erin was a 1,000 point scorer in basketball and received awards for rebounding, assists, steals, and was team MVP. In Softball she was MVP and won the offensive player award. She received the Harry Smith Award for Academics and Sports and played in districts and advanced to states in both sports. A 1997 graduate of Mansfield University, and a member of the Lady Mountie Basketball team, she was in the top 10 in MU history during her career in steals, assists, rebounds, and points. Erin currently teaches at North Penn-Liberty High School, where she coached Junior High and Varsity Basketball for 10 years. During her tenure she coached two 1,000 point scorers that continued on to college, and guided the girls to the first District IV Basketball win. She has coached elementary basketball for over 10 years, along with Liberty Little League Baseball. Currently she is coaching Liberty Little League Softball.

 

Michael Makowiec - North Penn
Baseball

Michael Makowiec - North Penn
 

Mike graduated from North Penn HS in 1979. While at North Penn he played 3 years of Varsity Football where he passed for over 1,000 yards his junior and senior seasons. He was a two-year starter at point guard on the Basketball team that made it to the state quarterfinals, the fartheast any North Penn team has advanced. He played #1 singles in Tennis his Freshman and Sophomore years, and Track his senior year where he made a jump of 20-ft, 10-in. He played 3 years of American Legion Baseball and was team MVP his senior year. Mike played in the NTL East-West Basketball All-Star game. Mike graduated from Mansfield University in 1984. He was a member of the Mountie Baseball team that was 1983 PSAC East champions and 1984 PSAC Northern champions. He had a career batting average of .322, led the team in stolen bases his sophomore and senior seasons. He was a member of the 1984 Brantford Red Sox of the Ontario Baseball League, one of 3 Americans allowed on the team. He has played over 5 decades of adult softball, and is a member of the Elkland Softball Association Hall of Fame. He has been the boys Varsity Basketball coach at Addison, NY since 1987.

Michael Makowiec - North Penn
Baseball

Michael Makowiec - North Penn
 

Mike graduated from North Penn HS in 1979. While at North Penn he played 3 years of Varsity Football where he passed for over 1,000 yards his junior and senior seasons. He was a two-year starter at point guard on the Basketball team that made it to the state quarterfinals, the fartheast any North Penn team has advanced. He played #1 singles in Tennis his Freshman and Sophomore years, and Track his senior year where he made a jump of 20-ft, 10-in. He played 3 years of American Legion Baseball and was team MVP his senior year. Mike played in the NTL East-West Basketball All-Star game. Mike graduated from Mansfield University in 1984. He was a member of the Mountie Baseball team that was 1983 PSAC East champions and 1984 PSAC Northern champions. He had a career batting average of .322, led the team in stolen bases his sophomore and senior seasons. He was a member of the 1984 Brantford Red Sox of the Ontario Baseball League, one of 3 Americans allowed on the team. He has played over 5 decades of adult softball, and is a member of the Elkland Softball Association Hall of Fame. He has been the boys Varsity Basketball coach at Addison, NY since 1987.

 

Dawn Pierce - North Penn
Basketball

Dawn Pierce - North Penn
 

Dawn graduated from North Penn in 1989. She participated in Track and Basketball for 4 years, Volleyball for 3 years, and cheerleading for one. She was Captain of the Volleyball and Basketball teams her junior and senior years, and an All-Star in both sports each of those years. Dawn was the first North Penn female athlete to earn 4 Varsity letters. She was selected to the All-Twin-Tiers Basketball Team and her senior year was MVP of the Kiwanis Basketball Christmas Tournament. In Track and Field she was a District Qualifier in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Her team awards includes 1988-89 NTL West Basketball Champs, 1988-89 Volleyball District Championship, was a member of the 1600 meter relay team that set the school record. Also a member of the NTL A Division runner-up. She graduated in 1993 from Marywood College where she played Basketball and Volleyball. In 990 she was ECAC Volleyball Player of the week.

Dawn Pierce - North Penn
Basketball

Dawn Pierce - North Penn
 

Dawn graduated from North Penn in 1989. She participated in Track and Basketball for 4 years, Volleyball for 3 years, and cheerleading for one. She was Captain of the Volleyball and Basketball teams her junior and senior years, and an All-Star in both sports each of those years. Dawn was the first North Penn female athlete to earn 4 Varsity letters. She was selected to the All-Twin-Tiers Basketball Team and her senior year was MVP of the Kiwanis Basketball Christmas Tournament. In Track and Field she was a District Qualifier in the high jump, long jump, and triple jump. Her team awards includes 1988-89 NTL West Basketball Champs, 1988-89 Volleyball District Championship, was a member of the 1600 meter relay team that set the school record. Also a member of the NTL A Division runner-up. She graduated in 1993 from Marywood College where she played Basketball and Volleyball. In 990 she was ECAC Volleyball Player of the week.

 

Victoria Preston Hyde - Williamson
Volleyball

Victoria Preston Hyde - Williamson
 

Victoria graduated from Williamson in 2003. While at Williamson she participated in Volleyball and Basketball for 4 years, Track for 3, and Softball her senior year. She was a second team volleyball all-star in 2001, 2002 1st team all-star, honorable mention from PA Volleyball Coaches Association All-State. In 2000 and 2001 she was a member of the NTL League Championship teams wit hthe 2000 team winning the title for the first time since 1979. She is now a licensed medical massage practitioner.

Victoria Preston Hyde - Williamson
Volleyball

Victoria Preston Hyde - Williamson
 

Victoria graduated from Williamson in 2003. While at Williamson she participated in Volleyball and Basketball for 4 years, Track for 3, and Softball her senior year. She was a second team volleyball all-star in 2001, 2002 1st team all-star, honorable mention from PA Volleyball Coaches Association All-State. In 2000 and 2001 she was a member of the NTL League Championship teams wit hthe 2000 team winning the title for the first time since 1979. She is now a licensed medical massage practitioner.

 

Renee Sayles - Cowanesque Valley
Basketball

Renee Sayles - Cowanesque Valley
 

Renee graduated from Cowanesque Valley in 2005. From 2002 to 2005 she participated in Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball. In Basketball her senior year she was voted to the Elmira Star Gazette's All-Twin-Tiers 1st Team. She was 1st Team All-NTL West in 2004 and 2005. During her High School career she scored 1,448 points. She attended Corning Community College where she participated in Basketball and Softball.

Renee Sayles - Cowanesque Valley
Basketball

Renee Sayles - Cowanesque Valley
 

Renee graduated from Cowanesque Valley in 2005. From 2002 to 2005 she participated in Basketball, Volleyball, and Softball. In Basketball her senior year she was voted to the Elmira Star Gazette's All-Twin-Tiers 1st Team. She was 1st Team All-NTL West in 2004 and 2005. During her High School career she scored 1,448 points. She attended Corning Community College where she participated in Basketball and Softball.

 

Kimberly Sayre Williams - Wellsboro
Track & Field

Kimberly Sayre Williams - Wellsboro
 

Kimberly is a graduate of Wellsboro Area HS. She was on the Basketball team for 4 years, and a starter for 3. As a member of the Cross Country team for 4 years she helped Wellsboro win 4 NTL Championships, 2 District IV Championships, and 1 PIAA State Championship. She was a captain her senior year, NTL MVP, and 1st team All-State. Kimberly was also a Captain of the Track team and member of the 3200 relay team that won both District and State Championships. She went to Houghton College where she was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams for 4 years and Captain of the Cross Country team her senior year.

Kimberly Sayre Williams - Wellsboro
Track & Field

Kimberly Sayre Williams - Wellsboro
 

Kimberly is a graduate of Wellsboro Area HS. She was on the Basketball team for 4 years, and a starter for 3. As a member of the Cross Country team for 4 years she helped Wellsboro win 4 NTL Championships, 2 District IV Championships, and 1 PIAA State Championship. She was a captain her senior year, NTL MVP, and 1st team All-State. Kimberly was also a Captain of the Track team and member of the 3200 relay team that won both District and State Championships. She went to Houghton College where she was a member of the Cross Country and Track teams for 4 years and Captain of the Cross Country team her senior year.

 

Mike Schall - Elkland
Golf

Mike Schall - Elkland
 

Mike is a 2000 graduate of Elkland HS. He was a member of the Basketball and Golf teams for 4 years and Baseball team for 3 years. As a member of the Basketball team he scored over 1,000 points in his career. He garnered both State and District medals in Golf. After high school Mike graduated in 2004 from St. Bonaventure University wher ehe was a 4 year starter on the Golf team. Since college he has been the Lycoming County Amateur Champion, 4-time Williamsport Invitational Champion, and Bucknell Invitational Champion. He currently is a business owner and father of three daughters. He runs Jr golf clinics and elementary boys and girls hoops programs.

Mike Schall - Elkland
Golf

Mike Schall - Elkland
 

Mike is a 2000 graduate of Elkland HS. He was a member of the Basketball and Golf teams for 4 years and Baseball team for 3 years. As a member of the Basketball team he scored over 1,000 points in his career. He garnered both State and District medals in Golf. After high school Mike graduated in 2004 from St. Bonaventure University wher ehe was a 4 year starter on the Golf team. Since college he has been the Lycoming County Amateur Champion, 4-time Williamsport Invitational Champion, and Bucknell Invitational Champion. He currently is a business owner and father of three daughters. He runs Jr golf clinics and elementary boys and girls hoops programs.