Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

Discover the sports history of Chautauqua County, New York
through the stories of the men and women who lived it.

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Hall of Famers

Explore the stories of 200 inductees through news articles, photos, audio recordings, videos and memorabilia.

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Special Features

Beyond stories about the inductees, other collected  tales of local sporting history are shared here.

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Joe Mistretta is inducted into the WNY Softball Hall of Fame
It was a special night for Joe Mistretta, who added another honor to his athletic resume on September 28 at the Lake Erie Italian Club in Lackawanna. The Falconer native, left, was inducted into the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame at its 42nd annual event. Joining him for the presentation is Mike Pascarella, a member of the WNY Softball Hall of Fame executive committee. P-J photo by Scott Kindberg.

Mistretta Earns Softball Recognition

Another honor was bestowed on Joe Mistretta with his induction into the Western New York Softball Hall of Fame.

You can read more about this CSHOF 2009 inductee on his page.

2019 CSHOF Inductees Honored

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame held its 38th annual Induction Dinner on Monday, February 18th, at the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club.

Eight of the nine inductees were represented. Seated, from the left, are Steven Johnston, son of the late Charles Johnston; Terry Kye, daughter of the late Luella Kye; Cheryl Bailey; and Tiffany Decker. Standing are Vince Gullo; Mark Weaver; Mike Lopriore; and Bob Palcic. The ninth inductee is the late Jack Harper.

Photo courtesy of The Post-Journal by Scott Kindberg.

2019 CSHOF inductees

Sports Videos

A library of video interviews and documentaries produced by sports archivist and CSHOF inductee Greg Peterson are available for viewing online.

Online Videos

Additionally, a collection of DVD's chronicling sports in Chautauqua County, the Hall of Fame inductees and interviews with sports personalities is are available for viewing by visitors at the exhibit hall.

DVD library

Take a Virtual Tour
of the
Hall of Fame

The Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame is one of several attractions in downtown Jamestown that is well worth a visit. But don't take our word for it. Have a look around!

4-Panorama 360VR Tour by Dave Mariotti.
Viewing tips:

  • To advance through the tour, click/tap on the Hall of Fame icon. It will float into view as you tour each section of the hall.
  • Click and hold mouse button down, drag in any direction to move the view.
  • To zoom in, press the SHIFT key.
  • To zoom out, press the CTRL key.
  • If your mouse has a wheel on it, rolling it forward or back will also zoom in and out.

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Membership? The time to join or renew is here.

For persons who are interested in preserving the history of sports in Chautauqua County and honoring the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories, it’s time to purchase or renew our memberships in the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020.

To honor and preserve the sports history of Chautauqua County.CSHOF mission

Celebrate our sports past and honor the outstanding individuals who have created our cherished sports memories with a membership. You will receive several value-added benefits for your membership fee.

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The additional financial assistance of the community is critical to the success of the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame. We gratefully acknowledge these individuals and organizations for their generous support.

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