HUGHESVILLE -With Homecoming festivities going on this week at Hughesville High School, three alumni will be honored during Friday's football game as they will be inducted into the East Lycoming School District Athletic Hall of Fame.
It was announced by Superintendent Michael Pawlik during Tuesday's school board meeting that Harry Fry, 1928 graduate of Picture Rocks High School; Lee Hall, class of 1961; and Michael H. Fought, class of 1970, will be inducted into the hall.
The honor has been given out for the past six years and is voted on by a committee. Those inducted are given plaques that hang outside of the high school's gymnasium.
Pawlik explained after the meeting that inductees are those who have thrived in athletics during their time in the district but have gone on to do other good things outside of athletics after graduating.
"They represent the ideals of Hughesville and Hughesville athletics," he explained.
Fry played on Picture Rocks' football team for four years where it outscored opponents 1,002-115. He also played basketball.
Fry then went to Bucknell University where he played baseball, basketball, football and track and field. Fry was a member of the undefeated 1931 Bison football team.
He also played for the Staten Island Stapletons professional football team in 1932. Fry has been inducted into the state Sports Hall of Fame and Bucknell Sports Hall of Fame.
Hall lettered three years in football and wrestling. In 1960 he was the district, regional and state champion.
Hall went on to letter three years at the University of Pittsburgh where he compiled a 48-6 record. In 1964, Hall was an Olympic Trials finalist. He is a member of the District 4 Hall of Fame.
Fought lettered nine times while in high school. He earned a selection as a First Team All-West Branch All-Star Team in 1970 for football. Fought also was a member of the wrestling team that won two West Branch championships.
He went on to coach East Lycoming Little League and compiled the most wins in Hughesville Little League All-Star District 12.
Fought has been a timekeeper for varsity football, basketball and wrestling for the past 32 years at the high school.
Board President Richard Michael said there will be a reception for the inductees at the Lycoming Career and Technology Center before heading over to the stadium to watch Friday's football game. The three inductees will be honored during halftime.