Phil Young

Phil Young

How good of an athlete was Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame inductee Phil Young growing up? Well, when he was just 15 years old, Phil was asked by the Westfield Moose Club-sponsored baseball team to join it as a backup catcher at the semi-pro championships. So Phil’s brother, Bob, took pen to paper and left […]

Clem Worosz

Clem Worosz

When Clem Worosz was a kid growing up in Dunkirk in the 1940s, he found his way to South Roberts Road — the west side of the avenue to be exact — where there was a large tree. Nailed to it was a bushel basket, sans backboard. The width of the road was the court. […]

Fran Sirianni

Fran Sirianni

Fran Sirianni grew up in Kane, Pa. and was inducted into the Clarion University Sports Hall of Fame, but there’s no doubt where he considers home. A middle-school teacher at Southwestern for 36 years and a coach of football, basketball and track there for an astonishing 45, the Jamestown resident’s heart is firmly connected to […]

Jim Riggs

Jim Riggs

When the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame holds its 37th annual induction banquet on Feb. 19 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club, it will increase its membership in that exclusive fraternity to 191. One of the inductees in this year’s class is the late Jim Riggs. That is only fitting, because the former Post-Journal […]

Sheila Gulas

Sheila Gulas

Sheila (Lingenfelter) Gulas capped a remarkable athletic career last December when she was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame, culminating a 31-year coaching career that took her from Allegheny College, to Wittenberg and, finally, to Ashland University. Along the way, the 1979 Southwestern Central School graduate, who retired in June 2017, […]

Lori Franchina

Lori Franchina

How accomplished an athlete is Lori Franchina? Well, the resume chronicling her achievements is three full pages, providing proof that she is more than worthy of being one of eight members of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018. Joining Franchina as an inductee are Dick Cole, Curt Fischer, Sheilah (Lingenfelter) Gulas, the […]

Curt Fischer

Curt Fischer

Curt Fischer has become synonymous for coaching excellence at Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School for more than a quarter century, guiding three different sports programs to New York State Public High School Athletic Association championships. That’s certainly earns him a rightful place in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. Joining Fischer in the 2018 induction […]

Dick Cole

Dick Cole

Dick Cole’s athletic accomplishments dating back nearly 60 years, and the newspaper clippings that chronicle them, fill an album that is 4-5 inches thick. It truly is a trip down memory lane for anyone who has followed the career of the Jamestown native. From his basketball successes at Jamestown High School and Jamestown Community College […]

CSHOF to Honor County’s Outstanding Athletes at Banquet

CSHOF to Honor County’s Outstanding Athletes at Banquet

Article Contributed by Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame will honor twenty (20) of Chautauqua County’s top high school, collegiate and community athletes for achieving New York State championships, First Team All-State status, National championships or All-American status in their respective sports during the past year at its 37th annual […]

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