HMI announces the
2017 Hometown Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
announced in the Wednesday, June 28, 2017,
Cameron County Echo.
(Pictures will be added soon)
BRANDAN HOUSLER: (CCHS Class of 1999) Brandan had 2,000 career points at CCHS in basketball. He is the all-time leading scorer at CCHS and ranked third in District 0 as an All-Time Career Scoring Leader.
PAUL SCHAGER: (Class of 1983) Paul was a three sport athlete, talented in football, wrestling and baseball. He was named to Bucktail Conference All Stars, Big 30 All Stars and Border/Allegheny Mountain League. Paul had an outstanding wrestling career as well as baseball. He played baseball for the University of Maryland and led the ACC in home runs for one year.
JAMES SLUSARICK: (Class of 1981) Jim holds the CCHS football single game rushing record of 356 yards and achieved the 1,000 yard rushing mark on his first and only carry. That year he was also named the Big 30 Defensive Player of the Year by the “Times Herald” along with being named to three all-star teams, the Border League, the Bucktail League and Allegheny Mountain League. He was also a D9 Wrestling champion, including a state qualifier.
JAMES BAKER: (Coach 1960 – 1968) Mr. Baker was one of Cameron County’s finest coaches. From 1960 – 1968 he headed the football program at CCHS. In 1968 he initiated the first wrestling program, to which he applied the acronym “BAGUBA,” a trademark of CCHS wrestling that endures to this day. His coaching career consists of six District 9 Championships and 21 D-9 place winners, amassing a career record of 44 wins, 38 losses and one tie.
RICHARD LABROZZI: (Class of 1948) Richard LaBrozzi was a bruising force on the football field at Emporium High School. Many of his football records held for decades and his accomplishments let to football scholarships at St. onaventure, where he played with future NFL Coach Ted Marchibroda, and then Lock Haven where he finished his college career.
RODNEY LYON: (Class of 1977) Besides being a great all-around athlete, Rodney set the CCHS high jump record at 6’8″ in 1977. The 6’8″ mark still stands as the best-ever high jump in the Big 30 area. Rod was also an outstanding football and basketball player.