The Urban Sports Hall of Fame of Syracuse, NY is pleased to congratulate its’ Hall of Fame Inductees, Class of 2017! A recognition reception was held in their honor on November 18th. Guest speaker was Phil Harlow, Bishop Ludden and Lemoyne grad and basketball star.
Pictured left to right, back row: Billy Owens Sr., Jesse Dowdell, Bob Thomas, Al Pallone, Mike Cooper, George Stevens (Bud Stevens' son). Front row left to right: Bill Reddick Sr., Gary Shirley (representing Ellsworth Shirley), Walt Eccles. Not pictured- Alison Dupree.
Congratulations Class of 2017: Michael Cooper-football, basketball, lacrosse (Henninger); Jesse Dowdell- basketball (Vocational High-VO);Alison Dupree-track (Nottingham); Walt Eccles- youth sports contributor/coach-lacrosse; Al Pallone- football, wrestling (Nottingham, Henninger); Bill Owens Sr.- basketball (Central Tech); Bill Reddick Sr.- basketball (Valley Academy); Posthumous- Ellsworth Shirley- youth sports contributor- Valley; Posthumous- George “Bud” Stevens- youth sports contributor-Valley (both nominated by Gary Shirley); Bob Thomas- youth sports contributor/coach-City-wide.