Billy Suprunowicz to Roosevelt Phillips

Billy Suprunowicz – Suprunowicz could really run the floor and he ran the offense well.  His Linton High basketball team was declared the New York State Champions the 1969-70 season.  He moved on and played for Syracuse. His father Dick played for the Orangemen back in the early 1950s.

Tommy DeCrosta – DeCrosta was a member of the 1968 Bishop Gibbons football team that won the Diocesan League title under coach John Verra in 1968.  He was a slashing running back with some elusive moves, and he carried the football for close to 600 yards.  The 165-pound Union College-bound star (he had a 90-plus average in the classroom) was named to the Gazette All-Star team.

Art Allen – The former president of the Schenectady City School District Teacher’s Union graduated from Kentucky State College for Negroes, and he was one of the greatest football lineman in the history of the school.  Allen, a guard, won a spot on the Midwest Colored Conference All-Star team.

Rhonda Phillips – In 1982, Mont Pleasant High School’s Rhonda Phillips, set two section II records when she ran 200 meters in 25.1 seconds and 400 meters in 56.1 seconds.

Phil Englebardt – He was a tennis, handball and badminton whiz.  One year he captured three big tennis tournaments: The Edison, Tri-County and Troy Open.  He also won the Northeastern New York single’s title in handball at the YMCA.

Roosevelt Phillips – In 1965, Phillips caught the imagination of Schenectady County basketball fans and brrought them to their feet with his line drive jumpshots from deep in the corner that caught nothing but net.  His Troy High team finished 20-0 that season and won the Class A championship.  At one point during the season, they were ranked among the top 20 teams in the country.

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