Through October 23, Mike Vecchione has scored 8 goals and has a total of 13 points in just six games for the Union College hockey team.
Answer – The Suprunowicz Family. Dick and son Billy for Syracuse. Dick’s other son Mike for Albany State; Walt for Holy Cross, and Mack for Michigan. Dick, Walt and Mack were brothers.
Answer – Liz Kuhlkin
Answer – Billy Carmody
Answer – Hudson
Answer – Michigan
When Al Bagnoli coached at Union College, his teams were 67-17-1 over an eight-year stretch. He left the Garnet for the University of Pennsylvania, where he had a successful stint. Bagnoli now coaches the Columbia University football squad.
The Schenectady Blue Jays left the Eastern League in 1957. Their top player that final year was Chuck Essegian. Essegian had 20 homeruns, 87 RBI’s and he batted .355.
In 1955, future major leaguers Ed Bouchee, Pancho Herrera and Don Cardwell were playing for the Schenectady Blue Jays at McNearney Stadium on Jackson Avenue. Bouchee batted .313 and Herrera belted 19 homeruns.
It took Schenectady Little League just five years to win the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The league officially opened on June 10, 1950, and Eddie Meyer was the league;s first MVP. In 1954, Billy Connors, Jim Barbieri, Billy Masucci and company won the world title over Colton, California.
Answer – Randy Cross
Answer – Bob Weiner
Ron Oyer, the Linton High football star of 1961, who was named County Player of the Year and to the All-American Team, passed away a couple of nights ago. I remember being a teammate of Ron’s that year, and I would consider him to be the greatest Linton player of all-time. A powerful and shifty running back, Oyer was, perhaps, an even better linebacker. He went on to play for Syracuse, where he was a starter in a backfield that featured some of the Orangemen’s greatest talent ever. Larry Csonka was among those talented running backs. Ron Oyer was a great guy and a class act. May he rest in peace.
The 1953 Nott Terrace High School football team that outscored its opponents 277-6, placed 10 players on the All-County Scholastic Football Team. They were Dick Stack (E), Chet Cavoli (E), John Bezio (T), Bob Czub (G), Pat LaPorta (G), Al Prysmont (C), Dick Richards (QB), Tony Berry (HB), Frank Elia (HB), & Derry Cooke (FB). Czub and LaPorta were high school All-Americans.
Dave Tomasek of the Rotterdam Little League belted two homeruns and banged out three singles to lead his 11-12 year-old all-star team to a 23-3 win over Mechanicville-Stillwater on June 26th.
On January 29, 1964, 1961 Mont Pleasant High School graduate Randy Cross scored 44 points for Boston University against Holy Cross.