Ten new members for Pa. Sports Hall in west

February 22, 2012 12:01 am

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Some of the most well-known names in the sports history of Western Pennsylvania are among the 10 newest members who will be inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame Western Chapter.

The new inductees will be presented at a dinner and ceremony May 5 at the Four Points by Sheraton Pittsburgh North, Marshall.

The 10 new members of the Hall of Fame:

• Vito "Babe" Parilli, quarterback at Rochester High School, for Bear Bryant's Kentucky team and for 16 years in the NFL.

• B.B. Flenory, who made his mark in basketball at Valley and Duquesne University.

• Ed McCloskey, longtime high school baseball coach and instructor.

• Jimmy Flynn, standout football and track star at Central Catholic who became a nationally recognized sprinter at University of Delaware.

• Ray Goss, longtime voice of Duquesne University basketball.

• Larry Lucchino, an Allderdice graduate who has been a president, chief executive officer or owner of three Major League Baseball teams -- the Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres and, for the past 11 years, the Boston Red Sox.

• Ed Manning, longtime official in football and basketball in high school, college and the pros.

• Dan Cardone, longtime high school administrator and officer in the WPIAL Board of Control, currently athletic director at North Hills.

• George Mihalik, Slippery Rock University football coach whose 161 victories over 24 years rank 12th among NCAA Division II coaches.

• Bob Kopnisky, PIAA wrestling champion from Shaler who went on to become a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference champion at Maryland and a Hall of Fame coach in Indiana.

Tickets to the 42nd annual dinner can be purchased for $40 by calling 412-381-1437.


First Published 2012-02-21 23:28:23

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