Category Archives: Schenectady County Sports Trivia

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John Wooden Liked David Modest

David Modest, perhaps the greatest guard in Nott Terrace/ Linton  basketball history,  averaged 27 points per game in the early 1970s.  He could stop on a dime and elevate for his jumpshot a la Calvin Murphy.  The slim but awfully quick backcourt star, was recruited by the legendary John Wooden of UCLA.  Modest selected Providence College, but did not graduate.

The Versatile Amanda Blackstone

Amanda Blackstone established herself as one of the finest female high school basketball players ever to come out of the Capital Region.  A versatile player, Blackstone played all five positions at one time or another.  She graduated from Mohonasen High School in 2002 with 1300 career points.  It was the most points scored in the Rotterdam school’s history.  Blackstone was named to the All-New York state first team her senior year.

Union’s Joe Clinton Could Find the Open Man

Union College basketball player Joe Clinton of the class of 1983 was an unselfish player who always seem to find the open man which led to many scores for the Dutchmen.  Clinton holds Union College’s single-season and game records for assists.  Clinton’s  single game record is 15, and the superb ball-handler dished out 182 assists in one season.

Mont Pleasant Athletic Club’s Athletes of the Year

Here are the Mont Pleasant Athletic Club’s Athletes of the Year from 1946 to 1950;  Marty Servo, World Welterweight Champion (1946), Dave Guest, basketball player (1947), Eddie Rimkus, Olympic bobsledder(1948), Mack Suprunowicz, Mont Pleasant High basketball star and Jim Scholz (1949), and Sig Makofski, basketball coach of the Mont Pleasant High “wonder teams” (1950).  Jim Konstanty, the great Philadelphia relief pitcher, was the guest speaker for the 1950 event which was held at Dinty’s Terrace Gardens, Latham.