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Village of Ilion Wall of Fame Inductions - 1999

On Friday, November 26, 1999, the Ilion High School Boys Basketball Team of 1963 and the Ilion High School 1990 Football Team were inducted into the Ilion Wall of Fame.

The Basketball Team of 1963 went undefeated 18-0 and won their second consecutive Section 5 Championship. They brought their two year win streak to 24 games in a row without a loss. The Wall of Fame induction ceremony which was sponsored by the Ilion Recreation Department and was hosted by Ilion Mayor Charles Haggerty. 1963 team-mates, Tom Deyle, Tom Bracken and Bob Smith were in town for the ceremony.

Left to right: Bob Smith, Tom Bracken, Tom Deyle and Mayor Charles Haggerty

Honorees: Ilion High School 1990 Football Team - CVC & Section III Champions
Joe Short, Ben Stubley, Christopher Hoover, Mayor Haggerty, and on the extreme right, Steve Bly.

The 1997-98 boys' volleyball team was the first group to be commemorated on the village's "Wall of Fame". A plaque with its photo was dedicated at a ceremony November 27, 1998. The 11-by-13inch wood plaque is mounted near the stage at the Ilion Municpal Building. The 1997-98 team won the Section III title and was ranked No. 1 in the state by New York state sportswriters.

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Published November 10, 199
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