Tom Mossey to Chuck Connors the Rifleman

Tom Mossey – Mossey was a key player on the 1955-56 Nott Terrace basketball team that finished the season with an 18-1 record.  He moved on to Syracuse where he played in the old Manley Fieldhouse.

Mike Sahr – The cousin of All-American Barry Kramer, Sahr was a southpaw who had great court sense and dished the basketball off well.  He had many feeds to cousin Barry in the lane for scores.  That Linton team finished the season undefeated.  Sahr went on to Union College where he had a solid career.

Billy Kirvin – Kirvin led Mont Pleasant to  14-2 overall record and the Class A title in 1958.  He averaged 22.5 points per game.

Gary McKee – That same year (1958) McKee was the top player on the Nott Terrace team. He was a smooth guard with deft ball-handling skills and the ability to score.  He averaged 26 points per game for the Blue Devils.  McKee was a First team All-County pick.

Rit Keith – He also played in ’58 for Draper and won the county scoring title with 449 points.  He too was an All-County choice.

Earl “Sonny” Skiff – A basketball-golf star for Mont Pleasant in the early 1950s, Skiff scored well and he was a strong rebounder.  His Red Raider team had a 41-game win streak halted by Albany High, and Skiff was held to a single field goal and one free throw for three points.

Mike Caschera – A linebacker/end for Linton in 1962, he was the Sam Huff of area high school football.  Caschera always seemed to arrive at the scene from his inside linebacker position and survey the area after the opposing running back had been tackled.  Teammates affectionately called him the inspector.  Caschera was on the receiving end of many Pat Riley – thrown passes, and he was an All-County selection.

Chuck Connors – Connors, better known as the Rifleman, came to Schenectady to play pro basketball in the 1940s.  They played at the Armory on Washington avenue in front of crowds that exceeded 4,000.

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