Local Halls of Fame induct new members

The Muncy High School Athletic Hall of Fame announced that Carmen Mack, class of 1965, and Tommy Rishel, Class of 1987, are slated as its newest members. Their induction ceremony will be held at the annual Muncy Alumni banquet on Saturday at the Ward L. Myers Elementary School.

Mack was voted as the most athletic male in the class of 1965. He was a four-year letterman in varsity basketball for the Indians. In his senior year he was named to the first team West Branch All-Star team after leading the league in scoring with 22 points per game.

Mack also excelled in football, where he was a three-year letterman and spent two seasons as the school’s starting quarterback.

Following his time at Muncy, Carmen played basketball, soccer and baseball for the Northeastern Christian Jr. College and was nominated to the Outstanding College Athletes of America.

Rishel was also a multi-faceted athlete, excelling in football and wrestling, while also playing American Legion baseball.

On the football field Rishel holds the Indians’ rushing record, with 3,987 yards. He also holds the single game rushing record with 267 yards, and is tied with Ed Ott for single season touchdowns with 21.

In his senior season Rishel helped lead the Indians to a 12-1 record on their way to a Mid-Penn and District 4 Championship. As a wrestler Tommy finished with a 25-4 record his senior season, while also winning sectionals and finishing third at districts.

Lock Haven University football Hall of Fame

Six former players were recently inducted into the Lock Haven University Football Hall of Fame at the fourth annual Hall of Fame banquet.

The six individuals, who make up the 2013 class are Milton Stan Allen (1983-1986), Bruno Anthony DiMartile (1979-1982), Lyle Domico (1958-1961), Mike Kresovich (1980-1983), John White (1976-1979) and Mike Williams (1963-1966).

Allen, a 1987 graduate, earned All-PSAC West second team honors in 1985 and was named to the PSAC first team following his senior season in 1986. In 1985, he posted the fifth most tackles in a single season in LHU history (114) and Allen was named co-captain of the team entering his senior season in 1986. Allen was named a Preseason NCAA Division II All-American prior to his senior season by Football News and his 387 career tackles are the third most in Lock Haven history.

DiMartile was a four-year starter on Lock Haven’s offensive line from 1979-1982 and he was a major contributor to the 1979 PSAC Championship team. DiMartile never missed a game in his career and was named First Team All-PSAC in 1982.

Domico graduated in 1962 and helped lead the Bald Eagles to a 20-6-2 record over his career. He also competed on the wrestling team while at LHU. Post-graduation, Domico coached at the high school level for 36 years, including 28 years as a football coach.

Mike Kresovich played at Lock Haven from 1980-1983 and helped lead the Bald Eagles to a 22-18 record over that time. Kresovich is one of the best running backs in school history and he was a three-time All-PSAC first team and ECAC selection. Kresovich is Lock Haven’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards and is second in school history with 2,865 career rushing yards. He also holds the record for single game rushing yards with 318.

John White played at Lock Haven from 1976-1979. The three-year starter at offensive guard was a key member on the offensive line for LHU’s 1979 PSAC Championship team.

Mike Williams started at linebacker at Lock Haven for two seasons in 1965-1966 and was named team captain in 1966. Williams embraced hard work, unselfishness and a team-first attitude, which he took to the high school coaching level. Williams posted a 327-70-3 record over 32 seasons as the head football coach at Manheim Central HS.