ALL INDUCTEES

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Peter Hackett - 2003
He was tabbed by a colleague as “the most feared money bowler in Rockland County.” When the all-time greats in Rockland bowling are mentioned, Pete Hackett’s name is always included. It’s no secret why. “Pistol Pete” established numerous records in alleys throughout the county and, although he would never say so himself, set a standard over five decades that few...Read More

Mike Hagon - 1997
Inducted in 1997 ... Suffern H.S. Class of 1974 ... one of the most dominant runners in Rockland track history ... intimidating presence ... as a pure distance-running talent, few (if any) were better ... New York State mile champion in spring track, 1974 ... County record-holder in the mile, 4:07.8; two-mile, 9:02.2; 1,500 meters, 3:51.6; and as anchor leg on Suffern distance medley, 10:14.2 ... ...Read More

Fred Hahn - 1987
1987 inductee ... attended Nyack H.S. in the mid-1940s ... pro baseball pitcher who made it to the major leagues for a one-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals ... in an 8-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs on April 19, Hahn allowed two unearned runs in one inning of relief ... highlight was inducing Hank Sauer, the National League home run and RBI leader that year, to hit into a double play ... starte...Read More

Dave Hanson - 2004
"You're only as good as the people you compete against. We had to work harder because we were the smallest school in the county."

Dave Hanson parlayed that common-sense philosophy into an ultra-successful 32-year coaching and administrative career at Nanuet. After graduating from Ithaca College, Hanson joined the Nanuet athletic staff in the fall of 1962 and proceeded to build a track a...Read More

Tony Harlin - 2006
Did Tony Harlin put his heart and soul into shot-putting? That’s like asking if Paul Bunyan
knew how to handle an ax. Harlin sliced a mean swath through his field en route to the greatest shot-putting career any Rocklander has ever produced. The pinnacle of his career came in 1984, when he finished fifth in the U.S. Olympic Trials and missed a berth in the Olympic Games by just two plac...Read More

Ken Harniman - 2002
Name a sport and Ken Harniman has probably done it. In his era – 1929 to 1933 – athletes were not steered toward specializing in one or two sports, as is frequently the case today. The former Nyack High School standout excelled or had an impact in six sports: track and field, cross country, football, basketball, tennis and bowling.
Herniman was the most versatile track athlete of ...Read More

Bryan Hassett - 1984
Inducted in 1984 ... 1966 Clarkstown H.S. alumnus ... exceptional three-sport athlete who earned a tryout with the New York Yankees, and later became a softball superstar ... at Clarkstown, he was a unanimous All-Rockland select-ion in soccer, basketball and baseball, and played on seven consecutive championship teams ... captained all three teams his senior year ... right wing in soccer ... a bas...Read More

Pete Haubner - 1991
Elected in 1991 ... Spring Valley H.S., Class of 1967 ... 6-foot-3 sharp-shooter who was chosen Rockland high school basketball player of the year in 1967 ... also two-time All-Rockland quarterback in football, and a 6-foot high jumper who made All-County in track and field in 1965 and ‘66 ... led the Tigers to the school’s first county basketball title in 25 years ... that year, 1967,...Read More

Barbara Hebel - 2007
Barbara Hebel is a truly gifted athlete. She starred at Clarkstown South and the University of Massachusetts in her chosen sports. While attending Clarkstown South, Barbara played soccer, basketball and softball and then participated on the track team. In the fall soccer took up much of her time. Barbara played three years on the varsity soccer team and was selected All-County all three years. She...Read More

VIRGILIO “CHICO” HERNANDEZ - 2016
Spring Valley High School Class of 1958

If Virgilio Hernandez had played only baseball at Spring Valley High School in the 1950s, he likely still would be a Hall of Famer.

But baseball wasn’t enough for the player who preferred to be known as Chico.

Almost 60 years after some of his high school exploits, Chico Hernandez jokes about his stature, but it didn&rs...Read More

Jon Hess - 2006
Jon Hess, undoubtedly the finest lacrosse player to come from Rockland County, achieved his notoriety at Princeton University during the springs of 1995-98. While at Nyack High School from 1991-1994, he earned All-County honors 3 times, as Nyack always finished behind perennial league champions Yorktown. When he graduated from high school, he had established the Rockland County record for most tot...Read More

David Hirsch - 2003
Clarkstown South’s lion-hearted little big man found his niche early and parlayed an uncommon competitive drive into a blue-ribbon wrestling career.

“David was a ferocious competitor who hated to lose,” says John Laurenzi, Hirsch’s coach his senior year, 1990. “Whether it was playing whiffle ball or wrestling for the state title or performing in the classro...Read More

Reid Hoffer - 2008
Reid Hoffer was a multi-sport athlete whose career spanned more than twenty years. At Clarkstown North, Reid was the starting shortstop on the varsity baseball team, a member of the Rockland County and Section 9 Championship soccer team, and the leading scorer on the highly successful basketball team. For his efforts on the soccer field, where he led his team in scoring, Reid was voted first team ...Read More

Billy Hogan - 1975
Inducted in 1975 ... the pride of Piermont, Rockland County’s first boxing great ... outstanding lightweight who brought Rockland a measure fame in his era ... had amateur record of 78 wins and only 6 losses, with a 29-match winning streak ... career spanned nine years, from 1927 to 1936 ... won several major amateur titles, including the A.A.U. junior lightweight, metropolitan lightweight, ...Read More

Charles Holbrook - 1987
Installed in 1987 ... 1966 Clarkstown H.S. graduate ... versatile athlete who starred in soccer, basketball and baseball ... part of a group of uncommonly talented athletes to come out of Clarkstown in that era ... won eight varsity letters, three in soccer, two in basketball and three in baseball ... in those eight seasons, Clarkstown won seven Rockland PSAL championships ... as a soccer fullback...Read More

Jerry Hollahan - 1979
Entered Hall of Fame in 1979 ... 1929 graduate of Pearl River H.S. ... excelled as a three-sport athlete during the Depression Era ... earned nine varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball ... voted best athlete in his class ... best sport was football, in which he was known as a rugged, tough competitor ... captained the baseball team and batted close to .500 for the 1929 season ... wa...Read More

Art Hopper - 1981
Enshrined in 1981 ... graduated from Pearl River H.S. in the mid-1920s ... was lifelong Pearl River resident (1908-1974) ... helped found the Pearl River Little League, served as its president for 11 years, and served in many other capacities ... longtime Little League official on county and district levels ... helped to establish the Rockland Sports Hall of Fame ... 45-year career in newspaper jo...Read More

Frank Horan - 1981
Inducted in 1981 ... Haverstraw H.S. Class of 1953 ... five-sport athlete whose best was baseball ... later an outstanding coach and skills developer in youth and high school ice hockey ... at Haverstraw, Horan was All-County in baseball in 1953, ran cross country, wrestled (second in the county at 118 lbs.), played varsity basketball, and ran the mile and pole vaulted for the track team ... after...Read More

Jim Horvath - 2009
In the early 1970’s freshmen weren’t allowed to compete in the varsity athletic programs at Ramapo High School. That left Jim Horvath only three years to make his mark in Rockland County, and make his mark he did. Jim was a man for all seasons. From the beginning of his sophomore year in 1969 until graduation in 1972, Jim earned nine varsity letters at Ramapo High. On the football fiel...Read More

Kevin Houston - 2000
Anyone who thinks basketball is nothing but tomahawk dunks, no-look passes, behind-the-back dribbles and midair gyrations need look no further than Kevin Houston.

The 1982 Pearl River High School alumnus won't win many fast-break footraces. His jumping ability leaves hima few rungs - OK, a lot of rungs - shy of the ozone. razzle dazzle is not and never was part of his roundball repitior...Read More

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