Thursday night was a special night for Panthers as the Inaugural Class was inducted in the the Watervliet Athletic Hall of Fame.
The night started out with a reception and dinner at the Fairfield Inn, where family, friends, former teammates, and coaches all gathered to celebrate this historic event. Over 70 attended, sharing stories and catching up with fellow classmates and coaches.
The celebration continued in the Panther Gymnasium as the Inaugural Class of 2018 was honored with a plaque ceremony at half time of the varsity game. The Panther crowd welcomed the honorees with pride, appreciation, and great applaud.
Congratulations to Don Finnefrock (1951), Richie Morlock (1953), Rick Sprague (1965), Tom Hutchinson (1977), Dan Hutchinson (1984), Jason Forrester (1992), Kim Gear (2005), Coach Eugene “Geno” Bednarowski (1968-1985), Coach Ron Farac (1972-2014), and Coach Gerald Barchett (1962-1982).
Nominations for the Class of 2019 are open until October 1st for the Watervliet Athletic Hall of Fame. Nomination can be submitted at www.watervlietps.org. Hover over the Athletics tab and then click on Watervliet Hall of Fame Nominations. Next years Hall of Fame Night will be Saturday, February 16, 2019.