ALL INDUCTEES

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Kevin Kane - 1998
Inducted 1998...1976 Nyack H.S. graduate...All-County in four sports for the Indians...went on to record-setting career as a soccer goalie for teh Unviersity of North Carolina...he was the Rockland Scholastic tennis champ and was state-ranked...also made All NYS in lacrosse...was the county's second-leading basketball scorer as a senior...and his best sport, soccer, he was an All-Rockland goalkeep...Read More

Jim Kane - 1993
Inducted in 1993 ... graduated from Nyack H.S. in 1945 ... lifelong Nyacker... if a sport is played in Rockland County, he has probably officiated it or assigned an official to it ... starting in 1943, while still a student at Nyack High School, Kane began officiating at the Nyack YMCA and Nyack College in baseball, soccer and basketball ... he began officiating in the Rockland PSAL in 1953 and wo...Read More

Hank Kapusinsky - 1997
Entered in 1997 ... 1959 Haverstraw H.S. alumnus ... joins brother Gerry, inducted in 1996 ... swift and powerful running back who was a threat to score every time he touched the ball ... helped lead Haverstraw to the 1957 Rockland PSAL championship ... in 1958, his senior season, Kapusinsky set the Rockland County record (since broken) for points in a season with 76, achieved in only five games ....Read More

Gerald Kapusinsky - 1996
Elected in 1996 ... Haverstraw H.S., Class of 1963 ... four-sport athlete at Haverstraw ... high school football official since 1979, lacrosse official since 1982 ... was an All-County offensive end and defensive back as a senior in 1962 ... the following spring he was an All-County center fielder who batted .396 and committed no errors ... played three years of varsity football, two years each of...Read More

BUD KAST - 2013
Edward Robert “Bud” Kast Jr. went from the playing fields of Pearl River to the hallowed Ivy-covered walls of Dartmouth to a distinguished career in education as a headmaster at independent schools in three different states.

Bud attained All-County recognition in football, baseball and basketball. Perhaps his greatest claim to fame on the high school level was his starring r...Read More

Dan Keeley - 2012
Dan’s road to success began on the playing fields of North Rockland High School as a three-sport athlete. Dan earned one varsity basketball letter, two varsity letters in baseball, and three varsity letters for North Rockland’s famed football team. He achieved honorable mention and second team All-County recognition in football while playing on two undefeated championship teams in 1970...Read More

Jaime Kempton - 2005
Jamie Kempton started his education in the Nanuet School system and then attended Albertus Magnus High School. It was there that he discovered his love for running. From 1972 till he graduated in 1976 Jamie participated all three seasons on either the cross country or winter and spring track teams. During that time Jamie earned nine varsity letters, three each in his sophomore, junior and senior y...Read More

ROOSEVELT “BUSTER” KEYES JR. - 2016
Clarkstown High School Class of 1972

Whether he was dashing to paydirt on the gridiron, sprinting or jumping his way to victory in track & field, or fast-breaking on the basketball court, Roosevelt “Buster” Keyes Jr. was a man for all seasons for Clarkstown High School. Buster won nine varsity letters – four in track, three in football, and two in basketball &ndash...Read More

Lee Klepper - 2005
Lee Klepper burst upon the wrestling scene in Rockland County in 1967 after being a two time Rockland County novice champion. The young sophomore won the county championship at 98 lbs. and finished in second place at the Section Nine tournament with a first year record of 18-2. His only other loss that year was in Long Island at the Calhoun Christmas Tournament. Those two losses would prove to be ...Read More

Lou Kliewe - 1998
Inducted 1998...lifelong Pearl River resident, graduated from Pearl River HS in early 1950s...winningest coach in Rockland scholastic boy's basketball history with 447 victories, amassed over a 35 year career, the first 7 at Albertus Magnus, then 28 at Spring Valley...his 1981-82 Spring Valley team won the NYS Class A championship, the only Rockland boys team ever to win a state title...his teams ...Read More

Joe Klopchin - 1995
A 1995 inductee ... Congers H.S., Class of 1948 ... record-breaking soccer player but even better known for his baseball prowess ... received tryouts as a third baseman with the New York Yankees, St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds ... well-known figure on the baseball diamonds of Rockland, he played in amateur and semipro leagues from 1947 to 1979, often with players less than half his age .....Read More

ED KOLAKOWSKI - 2014
Ed Kolakowski is a first-generation American, born to Polish immigrants in Bayonne, New Jersey. Ed first played organized basketball at Bayonne Junior College where he was inserted into the lineup when the starting center was injured. While at Bayonne, Ed went on to become the leading scorer on the team.

After graduating from Bayonne, Ed enrolled at Siena College and joined the basketba...Read More

John Koster - 1976
Enshrined in 1976 ... born in Germany, immigrated to the U.S., settling in Brooklyn, and later a West Nyack resident ... premier bowler in Rockland County history ... the first bowler to win four American Bowling Congress (ABC) titles ... charter member of the ABC National Hall of Fame, inducted in 1941 ... career spanned from the turn of the century to 1940 ... bowled 19 perfect games, as well as...Read More

Vincent "DUGAN" Kovalsky - 1989
Elected in 1989 ... attended Haverstraw H.S., 1951 to 1954 ... one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Haverstraw ... made varsity as a freshman in the 1951-52 season ... earned first-team All-County honors in his sophomore and junior campaigns ... was Haverstraw’s leading scorer for three straight years ... in football, he made The Journal-News All-County squad three times, 1...Read More

BILL KURISKO - 2003
When asked several years ago by a reporter how he would like to be remembered as an athlete, Bill Kurisko replied: “Just as a good, all-around player.”

When Rockland County fans let their minds drift back to Kurisko’s heyday with the Nanuet Golden Knights, they remember a great all-around player. Whether he was swishing long-range jumpers for Ralph Rogo’s basketb...Read More

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