The Post-Journal

Huckno, Caulcrick, Bergan, Ward Among 16 Who Will Be Honored Dec. 9 In Elma

A football coach with three state championships to his credit, a three-time, first-team all-state running back, and an administrator and a coach from Cattaraugus County are among the area residents from The Post-Journal circulation area who make up the third annual Section VI Hall of Fame, Class of 2016.

Former Jamestown High School coach Wally Huckno, ex-Clymer Central School star Jehuu Caulcrick, and longtime coach Tim Bergan and longtime administrator Mark Ward, both of Ellicottville Central School, are among the honorees who will be inducted on Dec. 9 at The Columns Banquets in Elma.

Also honored that night in the 16-member induction class are Jeff Anastasia, coach, Olean High School; the late Harvey Austin, athlete/coach, Emerson High School; Jerry Baldelli, administrator, Frontier High School/Section VI; Jim Conley, administrator, coach/contributor/official, Williamsville South High School; Dick Gallagher, contributor, Section VI; Don Gilbert, athlete/coach, Bennett High School; the late Robert Hettler, coach, Amherst Central Schools; Dave Hollins, athlete, Orchard Park Central Schools; Bob Lanier, athlete, Bennett High School; Larry Lash, coach, Wilson Central Schools; the late Warren Spahn, athlete, South Park High School; and Larry Veronica, coach, Bennett High School.

Huckno, who guided the Jamestown Red Raiders to state titles in 1994, 1995 and 2000, is already a member of the Chautauqua Sports and the Greater Buffalo Sports halls of fame; Caulcrick, a 2015 CSHOF inductee, led the Pirates to four Section VI championships, rushed for 6,449 yards, scored 101 touchdowns and amassed 712 points; and Bergan and Ward have had long and distinguished careers in Ellicottville.

The Section VI Hall of Fame was established to honor and recognize those, within its organization, who excelled in their roles as athletes, administrators, coaches, officials or contributors who have provided meritorious service.

The Dec. 9 event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar and dinner, followed by the induction ceremony. Dinner reservations are $30 per person. No advance payment is necessary, but reservations must be made by Nov. 23 to: or Pauline Turski at 821-7581.

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.