Clintonville Three of the four newest inductees to the AuSable Valley Hall of Fame took their place at the 50-yard line Sept. 20 in Clintonville.
Tim Snow, Keith Brelia and members of the 1979-80 AVCS boys varsity basketball team were on hand at the celebration of their inductions as the Patriots hosted Peru under the Friday night lights. Former gridiron star Kelly Gordon, who was also inducted, was unable to attend.
For Snow, who played for Au Sable Forks High School, the honor was extra special, as he joined sons Marty and Theron in the hall.
“I am really honored and with my sons being members of this with me. You can’t ask for anything more,” said Snow, who was decked out in his maroon and white sweatshirt with the number 9 to represent his career at AFHS. “My 1956 team was probably one of the best basketball teams I have ever been a part of and one of the best AuSable has ever had.”
Snow also had a message for the ’79-’80 team.
“If I go out and get my team together, I think that we can give them a run,” he said.
For the coach of the 1979-80 team, it was another chance to see his team together and have a chance to remember their Section VII championship run.
“It just shows that they all gave for each other and were a very unselfish group,” John Konowitz said about the team he coached. “They believed in each other, and they still do. You watch them together now, and it seems like they were just here in school yesterday.”
One of the members of that 1979-80 basketball team was Brelia, who also starred on the track for the Patriots.
“What an honor and a privilege to be inducted into this fine establishment after all these 30-plus years,” Brelia said. “Just to have the chance to be a part of this and to walk with all of these guys and share this with them is especially significant.”
Along with the halftime celebration to honor the Hall of Fame Class of 2013, the inductees were also honored at a dinner and ceremony Sept. 21.