Cambria HOF to induct five
The Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014 was announced recently, and it included five inductees.
The inductees included Richland High graduate Leah Hollis, a former Division I women’s volleyball player at Rutgers University, Ed Johnston, the former Johnstown Jets champion goaltender who went on to a Stanley Cup career as a NHL player and GM-coach, John Kasay Sr., a Johnstown graduate who played football at the University of Georgia and spent decades on the Bulldogs’ coaching staff.
The list also includes Randy Mazey, a United graduate who played baseball at Clemson University and is now West Virginia University’s head coach, and Tom McGough, a Johnstown graduate selected by the Cleveland Indians in the Major League Baseball draft as a 17-year-old en route to a successful career in the minor leagues.
The five new members officially will be inducted during a July 12 banquet at the Pasquerilla Conference Center.
Also being recognized are:
n The 30th anniversary of Richland High School’s 1984 state volleyball championship and the Rams’ successful defense of that PIAA crown in 1985.
n The 20th anniversary of Bishop McCort High School hockey team’s 1994 state championship, as well as four other state titles the Crushers won in the 1990s.
n The 20th anniversary of the state runner-up 1994 Forest Hills football team.
n The Hall will honor the All American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament, which will hold its 70th tournament in August at Point Stadium and surrounding fields.
n Class of 1990 inductee Carlton Haselrig officially will have football added to his hall of fame title. Haselrig had been inducted as a six-time national champion wrestler at UPJ. He later attained All Pro status as an NFL offensive lineman with the Pittsburgh Steelers.