Nominations Sought For Oswego High Athletic Hall Of Fame

OSWEGO, NY – The deadline for this year’s nominations for the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame is rapidly approaching.

Last December, the Oswego City School District unveiled the inaugural class of the Oswego High School Athletic Hall of Fame.

For more than 153 years, Oswego athletics has been an integral part o the Oswego City School District.

Through the tremendous support of the Buccaneer Boosters, Director of Physical Education and Athletics Scott Sugar is proud to announce the induction for the second class for the Oswego Athletic Hall of Fame which will be inducted on Dec. 30.

Sugar said, “There a large number of individuals who have laid the groundwork and impacted the overall history of Oswego Athletics, this is a excellent way for us to recognize those individuals through this Hall of Fame. We recognized a state champion team, and outstanding coaches and athletes in our first class. This year we anticipate another standout class who has contributed positively to the Oswego athletic program.”

Last year, the 1933-34 Oswego High School basketball team that earned the Eastern States Scholastic Basketball Tournament was the first inductee.

Coaches selected for the wall of honor included the legendary Dave Powers, Elmer Akley, Helen Jermyn and Pete Sears. The five former athletes inducted included Brian Akley, Sally (Dowd) McCrobie, Robert Sheldon, Erik Cole and Dave Garrow.

The hall is modeled after the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association’s Hall of Fame with four categories of recognition; Athletes, Coaches, Contributor and Team.

There is eligibility criteria which is necessary to be considered into the hall of fame.

The eligibility criteria consists of:

The nominee must have attended Oswego City School District and participated in interscholastic athletics sponsored by the Oswego City School District for minimum of two years OR

Coached a Oswego City School District team or teams for a minimum of ten years OR:

Made significant contributions to the students of Oswego City School District through interscholastic athletics OR:

Attended Oswego City School District and may not have necessarily participated in the sports program but has made significant contributions in the world of sports OR:

Been an Oswego Varsity Athletic Team whose accomplishments have raised the bar and left a legacy on high school athletics at Oswego and Section III Athletics.

A ten-year waiting period is required for induction from the time leaving OHS.

To receive a nomination form, go to http://www.oswego.org/departments.cfm?subpage=7426; contact Scott Sugar at 315-341-2019 or [email protected]; or contact Bill Foley, district clerk at 315-341-2020 or [email protected]

Nominations for the second class are due to the athletic office by Nov. 1.

The Oswego High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony is open to the public and will be held on Dec. 30 at the American Foundry with the ceremony scheduled to commence at 5 p.m.