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March 26, 2014

Hall announces its 2014 inductees

BY MIKE MASTOVICH

MMASTOVICH@TRIBDEM.COM

An ironman hockey goaltender who later drafted one of the greatest players to skate in the National Hockey League.

Two successful NCAA Division I coaches who each played their respective sports for major college programs.

A former pitcher who tossed a no-hitter in the minor leagues and was among the youngest players called up to the major leagues, and a Division I women’s volleyball standout who went on to be an academic advisor to student-athletes at a national level.

The Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 highlights some impressive credentials.

Hall of Fame Chairman Bruce Haselrig announced the class during a press conference on Wednesday as: Leah Hollis, volleyball; Ed Johnston, hockey; John Kasay Sr., football; Randy Mazey, baseball; and Tom McGough, baseball.

The five new members officially will be inducted during a July 12 banquet at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.

The Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame also will recognize several teams during the banquet:

n The 30th anniversary of Richland High School’s 1984 state volleyball championship and the Rams’ successful defense of that PIAA crown in 1985.

n The 20th anniversary of Bishop McCort High School hockey team’s 1994 state championship as well as four other state titles the Crushers won in the 1990s.

n The 20th anniversary of the state runner-up 1994 Forest Hills football team.

The Hall will honor the All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament, which will hold its 70th tournament in August at Point Stadium and surrounding fields.

Also, Class of 1990 inductee Carlton Haselrig officially will have football added to his hall of fame title. Haselrig had been inducted based on his career as a six-time national champion wrestler at Pitt-Johnstown but later went on to attain All Pro status as an NFL offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Hall also announced its new website www.ccshof.org as well as a presence on Facebook and Twitter.

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