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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 … was offered a football scholarship to Georgetown University but turned it down to help his famly financially in the Depression … after high school, he starred as a fullback for such local football teams as the Pearl River Alumni, Pearl River Deacons, Spring Valley Alumni and Nyack All-Stars … was chosen as an all-star fullback in local semipro football for four years, 1929 to 1932 … big and strong at 6-feet-plus, almost 200 pounds … also played with a military service team in Great Falls, Montana … in baseball, he played with such semipro teams as the New City Farmers, Pearl River Alumni and Spring Valley … Hollahan later made a name for himself as a golfer in the upstate New York area … he won the club championship at Massena Country Club in 1974, 1975 and 1976 … he also finished second in 1977 and lost in sudden death in 1978 … he was a member of a six-man team in the Northern New York/Canadian Golf League, and played to a 2 handicap, averaging 74 … his interest in golf began when he caddied for the great Bobby Jones at what is now Dellwood Country Club in New City … was a longtime New City resident.