35th Annual Tioga County Sports Hall Of Fame Announcement
The 35th Annual Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame inductions will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at the Whitneyville Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. with inductions to follow the banquet beginning at 6:00 p.m.
This year’s inductees are:
Cowanesque Valley: Dan Wilson, Sr. (Coach / Contributor), Christina (Costanzo) VanDergrift (Softball), Lacy Miles (Softball).
Elkland: Kristen Heck (Basketball) and Brian Shaefer (Baseball).
Liberty: Holli (Broughton) Smith (Coach / Contributor), Sven Wetzel (Wrestling), George Valentine (Basketball).
Mansfield: Taryn Rumsey (Volleyball), Bob Wood (Baseball), Ryan Graver (Basketball).
North Penn: Brigette (Ostrom) Largey (Track & Field), Chris Olson (Football), Greg Mahosky (Tennis).
Wellsboro: Nate Davis (Coach / Contributor), Richard Maynard (Wrestling), John Prevost (Basketball).
Williamson: Aaron Weaver (Basketball), Isaac Weaver (Basketball), Mitch Walters (Coach / Contributor).
Bios for each inductee can be found online at tiogacountysportshof.com.
As in years past the Hall of Fame will honor a male and female athlete from each of the county’s five high schools. The student-athletes will be part of the ceremony and interviewed and asked questions about their high school memories and future plans. Administration and coaches from each school select the student-athletes based on athletic and academic performance.
This year’s honorees are Derek Litzelman and Darby Stetter from North Penn-Liberty; Brody Burleigh and Alexia Kshir (North Penn-Mansfield); Paisley Nudd and Cody Peers from Cowanesuqe Valley; and Conner Adams and Jordyn Abernathy from Wellsboro.
This year’s Master of Ceremonies is the honorable Clint Owlett and Timmy B’s will be providing the meal.
The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults (12 and over) and $10 for students (under 12). Tickets may be purchased from any director, or by calling Tim Frazier at (570) 349-1075.
About the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame
The Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame was founded in 1986 by Lou Youdas on an idea organized by Francis J. Kelly. The Organization is intended to recognize Tioga County individuals who have demonstrated great ability in the field of sports as a participant, coach, or contributor and is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of members from the areas of Tioga County.
The board members are Dave Kemp and Pail Zelinski from Cowanesque Valley; Joe Cevette, Andy Orchowski, and Tim Whitney from Elkland; Ron Mace and Lianne Kriner from Liberty; Wes Detar and Jason Dominick from Mansfield; Kenneth Johnson and Thomas McNamara from North Penn; Tim Frazier, Janelle Tombs, and Keith Tombs from Wellsboro; and Cheryl and Matt Sottolano from Williamson.
The Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame also maintains a Museum and Hall of Fame in the Coates Heritage House Museum at 111 E. Main Street in Elkland, PA. Anyone with items that may be of interest to the museum are encouraged to contact any of the directors.
Heritage House Museum Hours of Operation:
Thursday & Friday: 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Idea/Concept: Ed Weaver
Videography: Andrew Moore
Video Editing: Andrew Moore
Writing: Tim Frazier, Ed Weaver
Anchor: Ed Weaver
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