1950s

 

 Blaine Austin

Blaine AustinClass: 1949-1953

Sports Played:
Wrestling 4 Years
Baseball 3 Years
Soccer 3 Years

College: Alfred State

Won a sectional championship in wrestling in 1953 while setting a high school record with 22 straight pins.

After graduation from college he became a high school official in wrestling where he served for 20 years.

Later in his life he became a track and field official at the high school and college level where he served over 5 years.

Volunteered his service for many years to the Wellsville High School athletics in the sports of football and track

Worked at the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps for many years where he taught the Wellsville High School coaching staff first aid and CPR

 

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George Knight

George Knight
Class: 1949-1953

Sports Played:
Football 4 Years
Basketball 4 Years
Baseball 4 Years

College: Mansfield State College

Recognized as an outstanding leader by being selected captain of his football, basketball, and baseball team his senior year

Broke the single game scoring record in basketball by scoring 34 points in 1953

He average 16 points per game for his high school career in basketball.

Was selected Athlete of the Year his senior year in high school

Received an athletic scholarship to Mansfield State College

 

 

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John Ordiway

John Ordiway
Class: 1949-1953

Sports Played:
Football 4 Years
Wrestling 4 Years
Baseball 2 Years
Basketball 1 Year

College: Mansfield State University

Won the sectional championship in wrestling in 1953

Each year in Section V the outstanding wrestler is given the John J. Ordiway Award in memory of him.

Selected to the Livingston County Athletic Association Wrestling Hall of Fame

Started in football for 3 years at Mansfield State College

He is given credit for developing the football program at Pitsford Sutherland High School and in his honor the field in named “Ordiway Field”

 

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Philip Swarthout

Philip Swarthout
Class: 1951-1955

Sports Played:
Football 3 Years
Basketball 4 Years
Track 4 Years

College: Alfred State College

Chosen as the Athlete of the Year his senior year in high school

Selected to the Olean Times Herald All Star Basketball Team his senior year

As a running back in football, he average 6.7 yards per carry for the 1955 season

He set the Section V record for the mile medley in track in 1954, and then broke the same record again in 1955.

He won the 100 yard dash at Spring Day both in 1954 and 1955.