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Bruno Ablondi - 1979
Elected in 1979 ... 1947 Pearl River High graduate ... one of the finest all-round athletes ever to don a Pirate uniform ... All-County in football, basketball and baseball his senior year ... a basketball forward who led his team in scoring four straight years, finishing with 752 points in 64 games ... deadly one-handed jump-shooter in era of two-handed set shots ... a baseball shortstop who batt...Read More

Joseph Holland Lifetime Achievement Award

Haverstraw High School

Class of 1953

Track officials in Rockland County and the Southern Catskill
region have developed a sterling reputation as among the best
in New York State. Thorough knowledge and fair application
of the rules, respectful dealings with athletes, and a professional
approach ...Read More

Chuck Aleno - 1974
Charter member, elected in 1974 ... former Nanuet resident and 1936 Pearl River H.S. graduate ... his 20-year professional baseball career was highlighted by a four-year stint in the major leagues, mostly as a third baseman, with the Cincinnati Reds, 1941-44 ... compiled a 17-game hitting streak in his first 17 games with the Reds ... career big-league average of .209 (67 hits in 320 times at bat)...Read More

Genny Mulderig Allard - 2003
Female swimmers, like figure skaters and gymnasts, are the wunderkinds of the sports world. They seem to blossom into dynamos well before other athletes. So it was with Genny Mulderjg Allard. She swam her first competitive race at the tender age of 5, as a member of coach John Culhane’s Cedar Hollow Swim Club in Suffern, and went on to perfect her stroke at Marty Silverberg’s Rockland ...Read More

Joe Alleva - 1986
Elected in 1986 ... 1971 Suffern H.S. graduate ... three-year varsity quarterback, twice first-team All-County ... his senior season, threw for 1,302 yards and 17 touchdowns, made second-team All-State and was a Daily News All-Star ... threw for 1,210 yards and 16 TDs his junior year ... held almost every major passing record in Rockland scholastic football when he graduated ... a pure dropback pa...Read More

Noreen Annunziata Apicella - 2008
Noreen Annunizata burst upon the Rockland County athletic scene in style. She was a six time All County athlete in three different sports: softball, soccer and basketball. On the softball field, Noreen was an outstanding pitcher, with an overall varsity record of 46-15. She led her team to a Section 9 title in 1980 and was named All County in 1982. On the soccer team, Noreen was voted All County t...Read More

Wil Arietta - 1985
Elected in 1985 ... 1941 Nyack H.S. alumnus ... short of stature (5-foot-3) but not of talent ... All-County athlete in three sports, as a football running back, basketball forward and baseball catcher ... high school batting average surpassed .400 ... made his biggest mark in bowling ... began bowling in high school, putting together a 720 series (255-197-268) as a schoolboy ... his finest hour w...Read More

Henry (Peck) Artopee - 1974
Charter member, elected in 1974 ... Nyack H.S., Class of 1930 ... a superstar for Nyack in the 1920s, Artopee earned 11 letters in football, basketball and baseball, and also competed in track and field ... he starred as a fullback and first baseman, captained the football, basketball and baseball teams his senior year, and also was a stalwart in the 100- and 220-yard dashes and the high jump in t...Read More

Jim Ashcroft - 1984
Elected in 1984 ... 1964 Spring Valley H.S. graduate ... track sprinter par excellence ... known as “Jimmy the Jet” ... set still-standing Rockland record of 9.5 seconds in 100-yard dash in ‘64 County meet ... also won 220 in 22.1 and ran on Tigers’ county record-setting 880 relay (1:33.2) ... that year, he also won the New York State 100 dash crown and placed fifth in the ...Read More

Warren Austin - 1983
Elected in 1983 ... ran track and played soccer for Congers High School in the late 1930s ... in the annual Dexter Press Field Day track and field competition in 1939, Congers entered two athletes, Austin and a teammate. Austi won the 100- and 220-yard dashes and the broad jump, finished second in the 440, and placed third in the pole vault, shot put and discus to lead Congersto the team titl...Read More

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