ALL INDUCTEES

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HARRY JACKSON - 1977
Enshrined in 1977 ... attended Spring Valley H.S. 1931-33 ... great mile champion ... one of the premier milers in the country at one time ... in 1934, in what would have been his senior year in high school (he left after junior year to help his family during the Depression), Jackson finished second to then world record-holder Glenn Cunningham in 4:14 ... no high school-age runner in Rockland touc...Read More

Martin "HAWK" Jacobs - 1994
Elected in 1994...1944 Haverstraw H.S. graduate...teamed with fellow Hall of Famer Sham Feeney to give the "Bricktowners" a potent one-two punch on the basketball court... Jacobs was a two-time first team All-County performer who led the country in scoring with 17.1 points per game in 1944, back when low-scoring games were the rule...he also was the county's second-leading scorer in 1943...both ye...Read More

George Jakowenko - 1982
Installed in 1982 ... graduated from Nyack H.S. in 1968 ... gained All-County recognition in both football and soccer during his athletic career with the Indians (1965-68), despite playing those two sports in the same season, the fall ... he kicked the longest field goal in school history, 44 yards ... he once held the Rockland County records for field goals in a game, field goals in a season, lon...Read More

John Jemison - 1986
Inducted in 1986 ... came to Rockland in 1966 from Mobile, Ala., residing in Nyack and later, Congers ... perhaps the most dominant softball pitcher ever in Rockland ... dazzling assortment of pitches, all thrown with blazing speed and great movement ... gutsy and tire-less competitor ... from 1966 to the time of his induction in 1986, Jemison had piled up incredible numbers: 2,146 wins, 145 losse...Read More

Howard Johnson - 1981
Elected in 1981 ... 1940 Suffern H.S. alumnus ... salutatorian of his class... excelled in four sports for the Mounties: football, basket-ball, baseball and track ... those were golden years for Suffern athletics, and Johnson was a major reason why ... during his four-year high school career (1937-40), Suffern won the Rockland County track title four times, the county football championship three t...Read More

Gloria Callen Jones* - 1976
Inducted in 1976 ... Nyack H.S., Class of 1942 ... national swimming champion ... arguably the greatest female athlete in Rockland County history ... was selected to the 1940 U.S. Olympic team, but the Games were canceled because of World War II ... she would have been one of the favorites for a gold medal in the backstroke…won the National Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) championship in the 1...Read More

Seth Joyner - 2001
Few athletes in Rockland County have staked out a niche in the sporting firmament like Seth Joyner. The 1982 Spring Valley High School graduate is one of the three finest football players this county has ever produced. Only Danny Fortmann, the NFL Hall of Fame lineman from Pearl River, and Howard Parker Talman, the three-time collegiate All-America from Spring Valley, share the rarefied gridiron p...Read More

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