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Richard“DIXIE” Reilly - 2007
Richard “Dixie” Reilly was the most polished and proficient ball handler in Rockland County schoolboy basketball in the 1950s. His dribbling and passing skills earned him the moniker of “Houdini of the Hardwoods.” Whenever he played, he played in front of a packed gymnasium.

Simply stated, he was one of a kind, a player who would be as exciting, dominating and fa...Read More

Rudolph E. Rejholic - 2005
Rudolph E. Rejholec, former coach and athletic director at Nyack High School, is fondly remembered by many of those whose lives he touched throughout his career in Rockland County. His thoughts and innovations always revolved around his family and the children of Nyack.

Besides his teaching and coaching responsibilities, Mr. Rejholec found time to help organize and start the Nyack Littl...Read More

Jim Ridlon - 1976
Enshrined in 1976 ... graduated from Nyack H.S. in 1952 ... enjoyed an eightyear career as a defensive back in the NFL ... played with the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys ... made All-Pro with Dallas in 1964, his final season ... he led the NFL in interceptions that year ... at Syracuse University, to which he received a football scholarship, Ridlon began as an offensive end, catching six t...Read More

Lintz Rivera Adams - 2015
Suffern High School Class of 1981

At the beginning of the 1978 outdoor season, Suffern girls’ coach Tom McTaggart had a talent-laden squad. Among those climbing up the depth chart was a freshman basketball player by the name of Lintz Rivera. She showed promise in all the speed and power events, and earned a varsity letter. However, McTaggart recalls, “She was socially hypera...Read More

Jane Ronner-Beckley - 2005
Jane arrived at Clarstown North in September 1972, just as Title IX was affecting the opportunities for women in athletics. In four years at Clarkstown North she received 16 Varsity letters.

As a Freshman, Jane started on four varsity teams: field hockey, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. At this time, All-County selection

was done only for the boys’ teams. Jane&rsquo...Read More

Nancy Rosenfeld Lewis - 2004
Nancy Rosenfeld Lewis recalls being "so scared" when, as a sophomore at Suffern, she won the 600-meter run at the New York State indoor championships. She also remembers being "petrified" at the 1982 U.S. Junior Nationals outdoors in Los

Angeles, where she finished fifth in the 800 meters in a still-standing Rockland County record time (2:09.22) and the ninth-fastest clocking in the c o...Read More

Mike Rotundo* - 2013
Mike Rotundo epitomized the multitalented Tappan Zee athlete of the early 1950s. He earned an astonishing 16 varsity letters – four each in cross country, basketball, baseball and track – and helped propel the Dutchmen to six County championships and nine Section 9 titles, including four each in basketball and cross country. He also garnered seven All-County citations – three in ...Read More

Spring Valley High School
Class of 1975

Tommy “Skid” Rowe was a baseball player, more specifically, a pitcher – first at Spring Valley High School, then at Rockland Community College. After one year at RCC, he was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles and went on to have an 11-year career in professional baseball. Tommy played two years of varsity baseball at Spring Va...Read More

Dawn Royster - 2000
It's not overstating the case to call Dawn Royster one of the premier athletes in Rockland County history. On the basketball court, she dominated as few have before or since,a nd carved an indeliable niche on the scholastic, collegiate and professional levels. In track and fiueld she set three county records and could have been a superstar in that sport had she opted to pursue it beyond high schoo...Read More

Ed Rubbert - 2004
Wherever he played, fans would notice and appreciate the smooth and graceful athletic skills of the recordsetting Ed Rubbert. While at Clarkstown North High School in both his junior and senior years, he garnered All-County honors in football and basketball.

In 1982 as a senior quarterback, he was selected as Rockland’s co-offensive player of the year, sharing honors with his favo...Read More

Elizabeth "PAT" Ryan - 2008
Elizabeth “Pat” Ryan was born in 1923 at Women’s Hospital in Manhattan and grew up in Pomona, where her father, Dr. William J. Ryan, was superintendent of the Summit Park Sanatorium. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Parochial School in Spring Valley in 1936 and went on to attend Marymount Academy, a private boarding school in Tarrytown, graduating in 1940.

Ryan st...Read More

Nick Ryder - 1980
Gained Hall acceptance in 1980 ... graduated from Haverstraw H.S. in the late 1950s ... fullback who played for the NFL Detroit Lions in 1963 and 1964 ... one of his teammates was fellow Hall of Famer Roger Brown of Nyack ... other teammates on the Lions included such stars as Dick “Night Train” Lane, Yale Lary, Hugh McElhenny, Ollie Matson, Joe Schmidt, Earl Morrall, Wally Hilgenberg ...Read More

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