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Hughesville announces 2017 Athletic Hall of Fame

By Staff | Sep 27, 2017

The East Lycoming School District Athletic Hall of Fame Committee is pleased to announce this year’s inductees: Janee (Shaner) Smith, John Mincemoyer, Greg Budman, and Joe Ferry. The class will be inducted at half time of the Hughesville versus Warrior Run Homecoming football game on October 13, 2017.

Janee, a 1997 graduate of Hughesville High School, lettered in soccer two years and was named first-team all-conference goalie her senior year. In basketball, she earned four letters and was named first-team all-conference on defense her senior year. She still holds three steals records at Hughesville, career (230), season (101), and game (11). Janee lettered in track three years and was District Four javelin champion her sophomore and senior years, going undefeated in conference meets her sophomore through senior years. While attending Susquehanna University, Janee was the Division III NCAA national champion in 1998 and qualified for nationals again in 1999. She was an assistant coach in track and field at Hughesville from 2002-2008 and assistant soccer coach at Hughesville in 2004 and 2005.

A member of the Hughesville High School class of 1973, John earned ten varsity letters, three in basketball, three in football, and four in track. In football, he was the team offensive player of the year and most valuable player in both his junior and senior years. John was West Branch Conference honorable mention his sophomore year and a first-team conference all-star his junior and senior years. In his senior year, he earned first-team All Eastern Pennsylvania honors and was named the West Branch Conference Offensive Player of the Year. John went on to play football in college for one year at Millersville University and two years at Bloomsburg University. In track, John holds five HHS records, a member of the 2,000 and 3,000 point clubs and was a three-time District Four qualifier. He played American Legion Baseball three years, making try out selections twice. John played North Branch Semi-Pro Baseball for fifteen years, being selected to the All-Star Team fourteen times and a member of six North Branch Championship Teams. John coached football six years at Montgomery and Hughesville, basketball sixteen years at Hughesville and Sullivan County, and softball and baseball at Sullivan County for eight years.

Greg, a member of the HHS class of 1991, earned six letters at Hughesville, one in football, one in cross country, and four in wrestling. His career wrestling record at Hughesville is 114-22-3, two-time Sectional Champion, one-time District Champion, State Champion his junior year, and State Runner Up his senior year. Greg wrestled four years at the University of Pittsburg earning two letters. Currently Greg has been the head wrestling coach at Mechanicsburg High School, a position he’s held since 2012

A graduate of the class of 1983, Joe earned nine letters while participating in sports at Hughesville. He earned three letters in football, two in basketball, and four in tennis. In football, Joe was second-team West Branch Conference kicker and punter his junior year and first-team wide receiver and second-team kicker his senior year. As a basketball player his senior year, he was West Branch Conference honorable mention averaging, 13.6 points per game and was named to the Northwest All-Tournament team. Joe was the tennis team MVP in 1981 and 1983, District Four runner-up in 1982 and 1983, as well as state qualifier both years. This made him Hughesville’s first state qualifier in tennis and finished with a career record of 65-19. He was the number one player on the first West Branch Tennis Team Championship. Joe was the recipient of the J&E Award as the most versatile athlete in 1982 and 1983. He was a four-year letterman in tennis at East Stroudsburg University receiving the University’s senior athlete award and coach’s award in 1987. Joe was awarded the University’s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2005. He supports the East Lycoming Education Foundation, was the title sponsor for the 2017 Spartan Tennis Open, 2011 United States Tennis Association national champion and currently ranked number 24 in U.S. Men’s 50s tennis doubles.