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2011- 2012 Articles

Jamestown Tournament:

Spencerport Takes Holiday
Classic Title Again

The Post-Journal
Sunday, December 18, 2011

Teike-Bernabi Tournament:

Maier sparks Spencerport at
Teike/Bernabi wrestling tournament

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, December 30, 2011

Jason DeBruin:

State champion at Spencerport
among new Section V Wrestling

Hall of Famers

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Friday, January 13, 2012

Hilton Tournament:

Fairport's Josh Lackey wins
long-awaited Clayton Barnard

wrestling title

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, January 15, 2012

Monroe County Tournament:

Spencerport wrestlers stand
test of time

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Saturday, January 21, 2012

Spencerport wins 21st straight
Monroe County wrestling title

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, January 22, 2012

Brockport Dual Meet:

Spencerport defeats Brockport
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, January 29, 2012

Section V Class Tournament:

Spencerport claims 11th straight
Class A wrestling title

Messenger Post
Sunday, February 5, 2012

NYS Qualifier Tournament:

Hard work pays off at
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spencerport Program:

Seventeen to be inducted in Frontier
Field Walk of Fame:
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Coach Dan Glover:

Shaking the notebook: New
Spencerport wrestling coach says
he knows exactly what he is
walking into

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
Thursday, June 14, 2012


Seventeen to be inducted in Frontier Field Walk of Fame
Jim Mandelaro . Staff writer . May 24, 2012

The 2012 Frontier Field Walk of Fame class will be inducted in a ceremony held before the Red Wings-Empire State Yankees' 6:05 p.m. game on Sunday, Aug. 19.

Amateur coaches
Greg Pelletier - The longtime Brockport High football coach died in February at age 39. Last fall, while battling cancer, he guided the Blue Devils to the program's first division title. The Spencerport native was named the Democrat and Chronicle's All-Greater Rochester Co-Coach of the Year after improving his record to 50-37 in 10 seasons.

Dave Urick - The legendary lacrosse coach went 129-33 with 10 consecutive NCAA Division III titles in 11 years at Hobart College. He recently completed his 22nd year as head coach at Georgetown. Amateur sports

Alyssa D'Errico - The defensive specialist won three straight state volleyball titles at Byron-Bergen and then four national titles with Penn State.

Matt Hamill - The deaf wrestler won three NCAA Division III wrestling titles at RIT (1997-99) and went on to become a top mixed martial artist. He is the subject of the movie The Hammer.

Bob Marella - A three-sport star in football, wrestling and track and field at Jefferson High, he went on to become a famous pro wrestler under the name "Gorilla Monsoon."

Andy Spennacchio - A star quarterback for Madison High, he played at Michigan State and is a member of the Section V Hall of Fame and the Monroe County Hall of Fame.

Steve Donner - A major player in Rochester's pro sports teams, he was part of the ownership group of the Rhinos (soccer), Amerks (hockey), Knighthawks (indoor lacrosse) and Rattlers (outdoor lacrosse).

Judi Knight - The longtime Edison Tech athletic director was the first female president of Section V and was involved in Section V girls basketball for years. She was inducted into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame in 2007.

Tony Wells - A behind-the-scenes mainstay for decades, he was heavily involved in the JPMorgan Chase Tournament (and was tournament director for 11 years) and the WHAM Sportswoman of the Year luncheon.

Frank Bilovsky - Worked at the Democrat and Chronicle from 1983-2006, covering Syracuse basketball and football, boxing and the Red Wings. Before that, he worked at the Philadelphia Bulletin (1963-82) and covered the Phillies, Big 5 basketball and Penn State football. The Pittsford resident is co-author of The Phillies Encyclopedia.

Gunnar Wiig - The first Red Wings broadcaster, he talked into a microphone while sitting in the stands at brand-new Red Wing Stadium starting in 1929. He was chosen by Commissioner Kenesaw Mountain Landis to broadcast the 1933 World Series and later became general manager of WHEC in Rochester.

Pro athletes
Joe Arlauckas - The 6-foot-8 star forward at Jefferson and then Niagara University in the 1980s went on to a legendary career in Europe and once scored a European pro record 63 points in one game.

Ryan Callahan - The Hilton High player is in his sixth season as a forward for the New York Rangers and is captain of the NHL club. He earned a silver medal playing for Team USA at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Marty Reasoner - The Honeoye Falls native attended McQuaid and Boston College and was the 14th overall pick in the 1996 NHL draft by the St. Louis Blues. He currently plays for the New York Islanders.

Teams of the ages
1930-50s Filarets - The Rochester-based women's basketball team won a record 211 consecutive games between 1940-44.

Spencerport wrestling program - Arguably the most dominant program in Section V history, it has produced multiple state champions.

Chairman's Choice
Rochester Americans Booster Club - Started in 1966 with the aid of legendary coach Joe Crozier, this loyal and tireless volunteer group supports the Amerks and donates thousands of dollars annually to various hockey and charitable organizations.

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