Class of 1986 – Bob Jones was an automatic to make the inaugural Wall of Fame, with his athletic performance on the gridiron and in track & field. Mr. Jones held the WNY Long lump record of 23’11.5″, for 23 years (1986-2009). He was also the Section VI & ECIC Long Jump Champion for both indoors and outdoors his and was the 1986-Runner-up-New York State indoor and Long Jump Champion. During the fall, Mr. Jones played running back on the football team, where he set the Hamburg school single season rushing record of 940 yards. In 1985, Mr. Jones was named 2nd New York-Running back and was a Connelly Cup player of WNY) nominee. During the 1986 Lions All-Star football, Mr. Jones was named MVP-offense (South) for his performance. After graduating from Hamburg, Mr. Jones went to Alfred U. where he became an All-American and was team Captain in both football and track & field.
Class of 1968 – Dr. Dugan was a phenomenal tennis sensation, who competed three consecutive years (1966-1968) in the New York State Tennis Championships. Dr. Dugan was Section VI tennis champion in both 1967 and 1968, and was the 1968 recipient of the Billy Kelly Award, given to the top athlete of WNY. Besides playing tennis, Dr. Dugan was also 1st team ECIC in both basketball and soccer, and was the Hamburg Class President for the Class of 1968. After graduating from Hamburg, Dr. Dugan went on to Cornell, where he was an All-Ivy selection in tennis while playing for The Big Red. Dr. Dugan was inducted into the Cornell Sports Hall of Fame in 1985 for Tennis and Squash. Upon completion of his studies at Cornell, Dr. Dugan went to medical school at SUNY@ Buffalo and became an Orthopedic Surgeon with Orthopedic Services of Cayuga Medical Association in Ithaca.
Class of 1983 – Linda Wilson was a star the minute she took the court for the Hamburg varsity basketball as a freshman, earning Division I-All-Star e status for the center position. She went on to hold that honor for the next three years of her high school basketball career. Miss Wilson wasn’t a one- sport star, as she was named a 1st ECIC-All-Star in four different sports while playing for the purple and white. Miss Wilson was part of the 1981 undefeated Sectional champion Hamburg field hockey team, and was the Director’s Key winner in Field Hockey and Basketball. After graduating from Hamburg, Miss Wilson went to Monmouth College (New Jersey) on a basketball scholarship. While at Monmouth she left a last impression, holding the all-time career record for Women’s Basketball: points (1,947), rebounds (1,360), blocked shots (339) and field goals made (815). Linda became a Buffalo Police Officer.
Class of 1964 – Vann, Michie, Griffin, all former great quarterbacks at Hamburg, but Jack Jones surpassed them all by setting the Hamburg school record for passing yards in a single game of 266 yards -1 set in a season (1,504 yards) in 1963. Mr. Jones also set a state high school record by throwing 7 touchdowns in a single game, and was an honorable mention in the 1963 edition of the Scholastic Coach Magazine. Football was not the only sport that Mr. Jones set Hamburg school records, in a sectional qualifier basketball game that went into double OT vs. West Seneca, Jones scored 36 points to set the mark for most points in a single game. In addition to football and basketball, Mr. Jones was also captain of the Hamburg baseball team, and was named 2nd All-league in both1963 & 64. After graduating from Hamburg, Mr. Jones went to Syracuse U. and retired after teaching physical education at Liverpool High School for 32 years.
Class of 1977 – Paul Rich was a dominant athlete who excelled in three different sports while at Hamburg. Mr. Rich was instrumental in two Hamburg championship teams, an end on the 8-1 Division I football team, and the leading scorer on the 16-2 Division I basketball. In 1997, Mr. Rich went 3 for 3 in gaining All-Star status, earning 2nd Team AU-Star for football, 1st Team All-Star for Basketball, and 1st team All-Star for a new sport at Hamburg at that time, which is now one of the most successful programs, lacrosse. After graduating from Hamburg, Mr. Rich went on to play basketball at Geneseo, where he was a 2-time All SUNYAC-First Team All-Star for the 1979-80 and 1980-1981 seasons. Mr. Rich was inducted into the Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Mr. Rich went on to become Vice President of National Accounts-Rich Products.