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AuSable Valley Hall of Fame to induct nine

AU SABLE FORKS Nine new members will join the AuSable Valley Central Hall of Fame this fall. Induction ceremonies will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 beginning at 4 p.m. at the American Legion in AuSable Forks.

This years list of inductees include:

John Dennett-1956 Graduate of AuSable Forks High School. During his senior year, John averaged 20 points per game and scored, what at that time was an amazing 29 points in a game against Lake Placid. In baseball, he was a Clinton County All Star. A 1960 graduate of Cortland University, John was captain of the basketball team in 1960, was president of the Cortland Athletic Association and was named athlete of the year. John went on to teach and coach at the high school and college level for 20 plus years. In 2006 John won the NYS Super Senior Golf Championship and competes every year in the Masters North golf tournament held at the Malone Country Club.

Bob Devins-A 1967 graduate of Keeseville High School-Bob was a three sport athlete, playing basketball, football and track. He rushed for 913 yards in 1966, scored 13 touchdowns in that season and also scored 5 touchdowns in one game against Beekmantown. He set the Section 7 high jump and long jump record in track and field during his high school career. Bob graduated from Cortland in 1971. While at Cortland he set the long jump, high jump and the 4 x 100 yard relay records. After graduation Bob went on to educate youth at Franklin Academy in Malone. He recently retired after 36 years. His dual track and field coaching records of 236-34 ranks him in the top 20 all time NYS high school football coaches.

Robert Meconi-A graduate of AuSable Valley in 1970, Meconi was a three sport athlete who excelled in basketball. His athletic career is full of firsts to leading AuSable Valley basketball to their first victories over perennial CVAC powerhouses St. Johns and Peru during his Senior year. Bobby went on to play basketball at the University of Miami his freshman year. He was AuSable Valleys girls basketball coach for a number of years, an excellent golfer and bowler who also excelled on the baseball and fast pitch diamonds, helping the AuSable Forks Spirits to three CVBL championships during their heyday in the local Town team league.

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