The Sherburne-Earlville Athletic Department is seeking Athletic Hall of Fame nominees who have brought pride and distinction to the S-E Athletics program through commitment, sacrifice and dedication.
Athletic Hall of Fame inductions take place on odd-numbered years, alternating with Wall of Fame inductions (even-numbered years). Therefore, the next Athletic Hall of Fame class will be honored in 2021.
Athletic Hall of Fame nomination forms are due by February 28, 2021. For more information, email Athletic Director Brad Perry at [email protected]
or call our Athletics Office at 607-674-8433.
Class of 2019 Inductions
Sherburne-Earlville honored a standout runner, a prolific basketball scorer and two cross country teams during its first Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 18, 2019. Sherburne-Earlville’s inaugural Athletic Hall of Fame class featured former Section 4 champion runner Rob Baker (Class of 1987), former boys basketball star Bob White (Class of 1972), and S-E’s 1989 and 1990 Class C-D state champion boys cross country teams. They were honored in the S-E Middle School/High School Auditorium, just before S-E’s Athletic Awards Night.
Rob Baker: Sherburne-Earlville’s Rob Baker won Section 4 titles in consecutive academic years, taking the Class C 3,200-meter run crown in 1985-86 and the overall sectional 3,200 championship in 1986-87. Rob closed his senior season as Sherburne-Earlville’s Athlete of the Year in 1987, following a 10th-place finish in the 3,200 at the state meet. Also a bronze-medal winner in the 1986 Empire State Games, Rob went on to compete in cross country, indoor track and field and outdoor track and field for the United States Naval Academy.
Bob White: Sherburne-Earlville’s Bob White was tough to stop on the basketball court during an era marked by major events in American history. Bob started his scoring tear in 1969, the same year Richard Nixon became our president, Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the moon, and some of the top rock musicians in the world came together for Woodstock. By the end of his senior season in 1972, Bob had amassed 1,626 varsity boys basketball points, which still stands as the second-highest total in Chenango County history.
1989-1990 Boys Cross Country: Sherburne-Earlville’s 1989 boys cross country team won Susquenango League, Section 4 Class C-D and New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C-D championships. Coached by LeRoy Hodge and Bob Marano, the team featured student-athletes Shane DuBois, Tim French, Paul Johnston, Aaron Jones, Paul Jones, Shane Kellogg and Matt LoPiccolo. Joe Kmetz joined the squad in 1990 and helped S-E to the same string of championships en route to a fourth-place finish in the Federation meet.