Bowler Evelyn Crowley to Amsterdam’s Justice Smith

Evelyn Crowley – Schenectady’s Evelyn Crowley, the Schenectady Union Star’s Bowler of the Year in 1959, participated in the National All-Star Bowling Tournament three years.  She finished 23rd in 1958, 28th in 1959, and 15th in 1961.

Johnny Antonelli – The former southpaw pitcher fior the New York Giants owned a quality tire store on Mohawk Avenue in Scotia in the late 1980s.

Kathy Kaczkowski – The Draper High grad was 6-feet tall and a strong inside player for Siena College, and she amassed over 1,000 career points.  She scored a career-high 30 points in a 90-70 win over Niagara in the late 1980s.

David Modest – The basketball wonderkind, who had a brilliant career at Linton in the early 1970s, died in a fire just outside of Plattsburgh, New York.

Mark Scirocco – A 5’6″, 160-pound running back for Saratoga High school in the late 1980s, accellerated quickly, and he had great field instincts.  He set a school record, amassing 1,428 yards his junior year.  Scirocco rushed for over 200 yards four times.

Anita Kaplan – The Bethlehem High School basketball super-star averaged an amazing 30 points, 20 rebounds, 6 blocked shots, and 4 steals per game her senior year.  Her biggest output was 56 points against Scotia.

Luther “Ticky” Burden – The Oscar Robertson of Capital Region  basketball when he played for Phillip Schuyler of Albany in the early 1970s, Burden averaged 28.7 points per game for the University of Utah the 1974-75 season.

Billy Kirvin – The Mont Pleasant High scoring star was named to the Dell Magazine All-Midwest sectional team along with Ohio State’s Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek, when he was playing for Xavier in the early 1960s.

Justice Smith – The Amsterdam High running back gave Capital Region opponents fits from 1989 to 1991.  He was one of the most electrifying runners ever to come out of Capitaland.  His sophomore season alone, Smith racked up over 1,000 yards and scored 20 touchdowns.  The 5’11”, 170-pound speedster attended Boston College.


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