7 sports stars

The other five guys going into the hall this fall are all living legends.

You can't mention the storied Parochial Basketball League without mentioning Chuck Bisesi. At St. Lucy's, Bisesi's 1,480 points over his high-school career have never been surpassed. He once scored 63 points in a game against St. Patrick's. Bisesi later went on to coach at Oswego's Bishop Cunningham High where his teams won five division titles.

At Chittenango High School, Frank DiChristina served as athletic director and coached baseball, football, cross country and wrestling. As AD, he expanded the school's sports programs from 10 to 60. His 41 Chittenango High baseball teams (1956-1997) won more than 350 games and five Tri-Valley titles.

At Homer, West Genesee and Tully, Larry Hart oversaw boys' teams in football, basketball and lacrosse and girls' teams in soccer, basketball and track. Over 42 years, Hart coached 713 games or meets with a combined record of 544-159-10. He coached 28 seasons of lacrosse at junior high, junior varsity, varsity, club and college levels, and helmed West Genesee's first winning lax squads in 1964 and 1965. Hart started the lacrosse program at Tully in 1969 and the girls track program in 1975.

From 1987 to 1991, basketball and baseball star Len Rauch attended Bishop Ludden High School where he excelled at hoops under Hall of Fame Coach Gerry Wilcox.

At Ludden, Rauch was a two-time All-City selection, Post-Standard All-City and All- State honoree. He led the Gaelic Knights to the State Class A championship game and was nominated to the prestigious McDonald's All-American High School Team. He also starred for the Ludden baseball team.

At Le Moyne College Rauch long held the Dolphins' record from 1991 -- broken this year -- as all-time leading scorer (1,876 points) and all-time rebounder (1,151).

Despite his humble demeanor, Anthony "Nini" Sgroi was one of Syracuse's winningest bowlers. He made local bowling history by winning back to back Herald Masters Tournaments in 1965 and 1966.

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