Athletic Wall of Fame Inductees

  • Teams Inducted:

    • 1988 Lady Jacks Softball: Coached by T.K. Murphy, won Niagara Frontier League title, Section VI title, Far West Regional title, and States for Class A

    Season Stats:

    Kim Frizzell: 19-1, .061 ERA in 114.6 IP, 174 SO, .360 BA, 15 RBI

    Owen: 5-0, .081 ERA in 49.3 IP, 53 SO, .368 BA, 13 RBI

    Anderson: .441 BA, 21 RBI

    Jen Sikora: .282 BA, 12 RBI

    Shelly Lis: .338 BA, 22 RBI (as a 7th grader)

    • 1997, 1998, 1999 Girls Volleyball Teams: Won league, Section VI, Far West, Class A State titles all three years

    Notable Players: Lindsay Matikosh, Brit and Brandi Trapasso, Jen Smith

     

    • 1967 400 Relay Team: John Cady, Brian Krause, Michael Campbell, Michael Sonnen

    Coached by John Baronic

    Established State record of 3:24.8 for the 400 yard freestyle relay on February 8, 1967


     

    Individuals Inducted:

    • John “Chick” Chiasera; Football, Track, Baseball, 1958-1962; inducted October 22, 1995

    NT Football 3-year Letterman

    Captain Senior Year

    Leading Niagara Frontier League scorer in 1960, 1961

    1st Team NFL in 1960, 1961

    1st Team WNY in 1960, 1961

    Only player to win scoring title two years in a row

    January 11, 1962 - Selected to 11th annual Scholastic All-American High School Football Team by Scholastic Magazine

     

    NT Track 2-Year Letterman

    NFL Champs 1962

    Section VI Co-Champs 1962

    Events: 100 Yard Dash, 4x110 Relay, Long Jump

     

    On Varsity Baseball in Spring of 1960

    • Michael McCluhan; Swimming, 1981-1985; inducted October 22, 1995

    Niagara Frontier League records in 200 Medley Relay, 100 Yard Free-Style, 100 Yard Backstroke

    Left NTHS with every record in swimming events

    New York State Records:

    3rd in 200 Medley

    4th in 200 Free-Style

    1st in 100 Backstroke

    All-American in 200 Medley Relay (1:38.94) and 100 Backstroke (53.43)

    • Brian Krause; Swimming, 1964-1968; inducted February 7, 1997

    NFL Records:

    100 Free-Style 49.3 seconds

    200 Free-Style 1:49.0

    400 Free-Style 3:52.2

    Section VI Records:

    50 Free-Style 22.4 seconds

    100 Free-Style 48.1 seconds

    200 Free-Style 1:48.1

    400 Free-Style 3:52.2

    New York State Records:

    100 Free-Style, 200 Free-Style, 400 Free-Style (see times above)

    High School All-American records in same events, same times

    Billy Kelly Award - Outstanding Student Athlete in WNY

    • Norman Keller; Football, Wrestling, Track, 1959-1962; inducted February 7, 1997

    NT Football 2-Year Letterman (1960, 1961)

    Glenn Gray Award winner

     

    NT Wrestling 2-Year Letterman (1960-61, 1961-62)

    Captain of NFL Championship Team

    Sectional Champ in 155 bracket (1962)

    Went on to wrestle at University of Buffalo from 1963 to 1966

     

    NT Track 3-Year Letterman

    Events: High Jumps, Hurdles, Relay

     

    Gym Teacher in North Tonawanda in 1967

     

    Killed in action in Vietnam on June 4, 1968 as a combat medic in the U.S. Army. Keller was assigned to D Company, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry

    Commendation Medals:

    2 Purple Hearts

    Vietnam Campaign

    Republic of Vietnam Cross of Galentry

    Combat Infantry Badge

    Bronze Star

    NYS Conspicuous Service Cross

    National Defense

    • Rick Jaszczak; Track, 1964-1968; inducted February 7, 1997

    NT Track 4-Year Letterman

    Events: 440-Yard Run, Pole Vault

    NFL Champ in 440-Yard Run

    WNY Record in 440-Yard Run (49.5 seconds)

    Region 1 AAU Junior Olympics (51.0 seconds) in 440-Yard Run

    State Record of 49.3 seconds in 440-Yard Run

    June 1, 1968: Took 1st place in NYS Track and Field Championships in 440-Yard Run with time of 49.3 seconds in Port Jefferson, Long Island

     

    NT Football 2-Year Letterman (1966, 1967)

    Running back and linebacker, Eldredge Club Award Winner

     

    4-Year Letterman in NT Gymnastics

    Events: High Bar, Rings, Vaulting

    2nd in WNY in High Bar

    Marine Physical Fitness Award - 1st Place in WNY

    • Varick Cutler; Basketball, 1967-1971; inducted February 7, 1997

    3-Year Letterman 1968-1971

    2-time All-WNY

    Won NFL scoring title twice (22.6 PPG in ’69-70 and 27.4 PPG in ’70-71)

    21.5 PPG career

    1,270 career points, first 1,000-point scorer in NT history (Erik O’Bryan, Mike Miranto, Aaron Davis only others)

    School Record of 508 points in 1970-71

    40-20 record with Lumberjacks. Sectional semifinals appearance in 1968-69, Sectional finals appearance in 1969-70

    One of just two players to average 20+ PPG for career (Paul Szczepaniec, 1974-1976)

    60% FG

    71% FT

    8 30+ point games

    14 rebounds, 5 blocks per game

    High School All-American Top 100 Player in Sports Illustrated

    Selected to play in the Capital District School Classics in Albany for the NYS team that took place over North-East All-Stars

    • Richard Jaeger; NT Swimming Coach, 1974-1997; inducted February 19, 1998

    Coached Men’s Varsity from 1981-1997

    238-25 record (.905)

    6 undefeated seasons

    Ended career with 49 straight wins

    63-5 at Rezel Junior High

    Also assisted in coaching Boys JV Swim Team, Girls Varsity and JV, and year-round competitive program in City of North Tonawanda

     

    Niagara Frontier League:

    9 titles in 16 years

    Coached 54 individual NFL Meet Champions

    Junior High League Champs 6 of 7 years

     

    Section VI

    Coached 19 Section VI individual meet Champs

     

    New York State

    Coached 41 boy Swimmers/Divers that qualified in 73 events at States, 1 State Champion

     

    Coached 10 All-Americans

    • Robert P. Stoltman; Track, 1961-1965; inducted February 19, 1998

    4-Year Letterman

    NFL Discus Champ 1964, 1965

    NFL Shot-Put Champ 1964, 1965

    Section VI Shot-Put Champ 1964, 1965 (54’2”)

    Discus Champ 1964, 1965

    New York State Discus Champ in 1965 (WNY, State Record 173’8”)

    • William Stoltman; Track, 1964-1968; inducted February 19, 1998

    4-Year Letterman

    NFL Discus Champ 1966, 1967, 1968; record holder of 168’ in 1968

    NFL Shot-Put Champ 1966-68

    Section VI Discus Champ in ’68 (172’4”), 2nd in Shot-Put

    • Jack Ramsay; Swimming, 1970-1974; inducted February 19, 1998

    NT:

    Team MVP in 1973, 1974

    3-year letterman (1971-1974)

    Several School/Pool Records in NFL

    50 yard Free-Style and Relays (23.6 seconds)

     

    Section VI:

    1st Place Section VI Championship

    Set new meet diving record 507.55 pts, 1974

    1st Place diving 437.95 pts, 1973

    4th in sectionals in 1972

     

    New York State:

    1st Place NYS Swimming and Diving Championships at West Point, new meet record 453.33 pts, 1974

    1 of 2 divers on 1973 All-State team

    2nd place at States in 1973

     

    All-American in 1974

    • Arthur Cady; Swimming, 1968-1971; inducted April 16, 1999

    3-year letterman

    School Records in 100 yard backstroke 59.9 seconds, 1969

    School/Pool Record in 50 yard free-style 22.6 seconds, 1969

    Record in 400 Relay (49.4 seconds, 1970)

    Pool Record in 50 Yd Free-Style (22.3 seconds, 1971)

    NYS Record: 100 yard Freestyle 48.7 seconds, 1971

    All-American in 1971

    • Steve Loeswick; Volleyball, 1987-1992; inducted April 16, 1999

    Made team as 8th grader

    MVP all 5 years

    NFL Champs in 1989, 1991

    5-time NFL All-Star

    All-WNY 1st Team in 1991

    • Michael Snopkowski; Baseball, 1988-1990; inducted February 12, 2000

    Team MVP in 1989 and 1990

    NFL All-Star and NFL Champs in 1989 and 1990

    All-WNY 1st Team as catcher in 1990

    Continued career at Ohio University

    Drafted by Los Angeles Dodgers in 1994 MLB Draft

    • Daniel Poulsen; Wrestling, Football, 1992-1995; inducted February 12, 2000

    Wrestling:

    NYS Champ in 280 bracket in 1995

    Empire State Games Gold in 1994

    Section VI Class A champ in 1995

     

    Football:

    1st Team All-State Class A 1994

    All-WNY 1st Team 1994

    Jim Burt Award (Outstanding Defensive Player Award) 1994

    WNY Defensive Player of Year 1994

    • George Vetter; Football, Basketball, Baseball Coach, Athletic Director

    Football:

    194-42-13; tied 26th most wins in NYS history

    Won 11 Niagara Frontier League titles, 7 undefeated teams

     

    Basketball:

    55-23 record from 1937-42 (7th most wins in program history)

     

    Baseball:

    Won school’s first sectional title in 1950 (Class AA. NT also won in ’94, ’01, ’03 in Class A)

     

    One of three inducted into Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame (Racing legend Jim Hurtubise and former MLB player Stan Rojek)

    1937-41 (served in World War II) then 1946-1970

    • Danielle Hutton; Softball, Basketball, Soccer, 1993-1997; inducted April 16, 2005

    Softball:

    State Honors:

    1st Team All-State in Class A 1997

    1st Team All-WNY 1997

    1st Team All-NFL 1997

    2-time NFL Champs 1995, 1996

    Section VI Champs 1995

    Career Stats 3 Years: .409 BA, 6 HR, 58 RBIs

     

    Basketball:

    4-year Letterman

    5th all-time in scoring with 800 points

     

    Soccer:

    3-year Letterman 

    • Lindsay Matikosh; Volleyball, 1995-1999; inducted September 14, 2006

    1995 (8th Grade): Niagara Frontier League Champs

    1996 (9th Grade): NFL Champs, All-NFL

    1997 (10th Grade): NFL Champs, All-NFL, Section VI/Far West Regional/NYS Class A Champs

    1998 (11th Grade): NFL Champs, All-NFL, MVP at Frontier/Eden Tournaments, Cougar Challenge All-Tourny Team (Menton, Ohio), All-WNY, Section VI/Far West Regional/NYS Class A Champs, All-WNY, NYS 1st Team 

    1999 (12th Grade): Tonawanda News Athlete of the Week, NTHS/Eden/Frontier/Sweet Home Tourney Champs, All-Tourney Teams, MVP of Tourneys, All-NFL, All-WNY, Section VI/Far West Regional/NYS Class A Champs, Gatorade HS Athlete of Year For NYS, All-NYS 2nd Team

    • Terry Brosius; Women’s Varsity Volleyball Coach, 1995-2002; inducted September 14, 2006

    Overall Record: 133-12

    NYS Public HS Class A State Champs: 1997, 1998, 1999

    Far West Regional Champs

    Section VI Champs

    NFL Champs: 1995-2001

     

    NFL Coaching Record: 107-7

    1995 13-1

    1996 14-0

    2000 13-1

    2001 15-1

    2002 10-4

    • Kim Frizzell; Softball, 1984-1988

    New York State records:

    Lowest ERA of 0.13 (1st)

    Most RBIs: 132 (2nd)

    Most Runs: 129 (9th)

    Most Hits: 150 (10th)

    Most Doubles: 29 (4th)

    Most Triples: 10 (10th)

    Most HRs: 11 (9th)

    1988: All-WNY, 1st team All-State, 1st Team NFL

    Season Records:

    Lowest ERA: 0.06 (1988)

    Lowest ERA: 0.07 (1986)

    Most RBIs: Tied for 6th with 45 (1988)

    NT Records:

    Most At-Bats in single game: 7 (1987)

    Most RBIs in single game: 8 (1986)

    Most IPs in single game: 14 1/3 (1987)

    Most batters pitched to in single game: 61 (1987)

    Most K’s in single game: 18 (1987)

    6 career no-hitters (2 in 1984, 1 in 1986, 1 in 1987, 2 in 1988)

    Season Stats:

    Most wins in season (tied with 19)

    Overall BA: 3rd in 1986 .534

                      6th in 1987 .522

                      10th in 1985 .500

     

    Career Stats:

    1st in wins (54), only 5 losses

    1st in RBIs (132)

    3rd in ERA (1.35)

    1st in K’s (600)

    3rd in Hits (150)

    111-12 record with NT

    1 of only a handful of players to start on varsity in middle school:

    7th Grade: Shelly Lis, Katie Miranto, Shaina Bunker

    8th Grade: Kim Frizzell, Jennifer Sikora, Jennifer Sarzyniak



    Other Notable Players:

    • Steve Butcher - Soccer

    NTHS records in goals (102) and assists (89) 1992-1995

     

    • Erik O Bryan - Basketball, 1993-95

    1,303 career points, 18.8 PPG, 5.9 APG with NT and had 6 30+ point games

    Hit school-record 7 3-pointers against Amherst on 12/2/94, 6 games of double-figure assists (school record 16 versus Tonawanda on 1/24/95)

     

    • Katie Miranto - Basketball, 1998-2004

    1,115 career points (only 1,000-point scorer in program history)

    13 varsity letter in basketball, softball and volleyball

    Hit over .400 in 6 varsity softball seasons

     

    • Mike Miranto - Basketball, 1997-2001

    3rd all-time in scoring with 1,292 points along with 317 assists and 441 rebounds

    School record 122 3-pointers, 2-time All-NFL, only player with 3 seasons of 350+ points

    Triple-Double (16 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) in 73-61 win vs. Tonawanda (Feb. 10, 2001)

    Triple-Double (28 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists) in 73-72 win vs. Nichols (Feb. 15, 2001)

     

    • Aaron Davis - Basketball, Football (2005-2010 for Basketball, 2006-2010 for Football)

    All-time scorer with 1,674 points and all-time assists leader with 325

    Only 5-year letterman in program history

    Part of 2009 NYS Class AA Football team (injured before state title game)

    35 career touchdowns, 261 points

     

    • Shannon Wilson - Volleyball, 2003-2006

    4-year letterman

    1,003 career digs, 847 career kills

    Two-time 1st team NFL, 1st team All-WNY once