PORTVILLE, NY – Tony Wilson had been member of the class of 1943 and captain of the football and basketball teams but left school before graduating to go to war.
On Friday, Wilson will become a member of another class at Portville Central School: the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame.
An induction ceremony honoring Wilson and five other persons (one posthumously) is scheduled to take place during the 7 p.m. football game.
“This is the eighth year we have done this, and it’s always great to honor the athletes and coaches of Portville,” Portville Central School Athletic Director Elizabeth Colligan said. “We have a rich history here in Portville in sports, and we are excited to honor them.”
Colligan listed the other inductees and their achievements:
Robert Kordish, a 1951 graduate, played football, basketball and baseball.
Ron McMahon, a retired Portville Central School history teacher, coached the varsity basketball team for 13 years, starting in 1988, and had 11 straight winning seasons.
Jamie Moses, a 1994 graduate, not only was on the football and basketball teams but also played baseball and ran track in the same season.
Inga Welty, a 1993 graduate and a math teacher and girls varsity basketball coach at Portville Central, played on its soccer, basketball, swimming and softball teams.
The late Dave Waugh, who died in 2017, had been a sixth-grade teacher and coached the varsity and junior varsity football teams and the modified/junior varsity wrestling team.
Colligan explained that the selection process for each Hall of Fame class begins with nominations made on forms accessible on the school district's website. A school committee and community members participate in the selecting of honorees.