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Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2017

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

The Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame announced the inductees for the Class of 2017.  This is the third induction class for the Hall of Fame that began in 2015 thanks to the vision of Anthony Quagliata of AJQ Sports. 

The 2017 Class includes ten individuals and one team, the first team to be inducted as a whole into the Hall of Fame.  The induction dinner will be held April 24th at the DoubleTree Hotel in Binghamton.  Ron Darling, member of the New York Mets Hall of Fame and current SNY Broadcaster, will be the keynote speaker at the dinner.  Tickets are $65 and can be purchased at AJQSports.net.  Proceeds from ticket sales go towards finding a permanent location for the Hall of Fame and museum, and the Boys & Girls Club.  The current Hall of Fame plaques can be found at the Oakdale Mall.

The 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees are:

Holly Aprile

     - Head Softball Coach, University of Pittsburgh
     - Softball Player, University of Massachusetts
     - Softball Pitcher, Afton High School, 23 No-Hitters
     - Press & Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Year, 1978

Nancy Bromley

     - Initiated and Coached Field Hockey, Greene High School for 25 years
     - 3 NYSPHSAA State Championships, over 300 career wins
     - Inducted into Section IV and Greene HS Halls of Fame
     - Listed in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd," November 28, 1994

Bill Chanecka

     - Played Pro Basketball, 14 years, Wilkes-Barre (EBL, ABL)
     - AFL, New York Jets (1966-67), NFL, Cincinnati Bengals (1968-73)
     - Football, Track &Field at Syracuse University
     - Football, Johnson City High School

Kelsey Green

     - Football Coach, Chenango Forks High School (117-19 in 12 seasons)
     - 7 straight Section IV Football Titles
     - NYSPHSAA Football Championships 2003, 2004
     - NYSPHSAA Softball Championship 1994

Bob Holbert

     - Pro Baseball, San Francisco Giants Minor League Affiliates
     - Section IV Hall of Fame, 1979
     - Baseball, Basketball, Football at Johnson City High School
     - Led JC to STAC Title in 1964, batting .462

Jim Hoover

     - Football Coach, Walton High School, 41 seasons (318-85-1, 4th all-time in NYS)
     - NYSPHSAA Football Championships 1994,2007
     - Five undefeated seasons (1987, '89, '91, '94, '07)
     - 14 Section IV Championships
     - Section IV Hall of Fame, 2009

Sarah Patterson

     - Head Women's Gymnastics Coach, University of Alabama (1979-2014) (384-88-2)
     - Six NCAA Championships, Eight SEC Championships, 29 NCAA Regional Titles
     - 4x NCAA Women's Gymnastics Coach of the Year
     - 4x SEC Coach of the Year
     - Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 2003

John Schultz

     - NFL, Denver Broncos, four seasons
     - Broncos Co-Captain in Super Bowl XII (1977)
     - Football, University of Maryland, MVP in Senior Year
     - Football, Baseball at Vestal High School
     - STAC All-Conference in football

Jerry Skonieczki

     - Wide Receiver, Syracuse University (1956-60)
     - National Champion, Syracuse University, 1959
     - Section IV Hall of Fame, 1978
     - Football, Basketball, Baseball at Johnson City High School
     - NYSPHSAA All-State Selection, Football

Maine-Endwell Little League Team

      - LLWS Champions, 2016
      - 2016 Jack Losch Little League World Series Team Sportsmanship Award
     - Overall Season record 24-0
     - First NYS team since 1964, first USA team since 2011 to win LLWS