EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article by Braden Carmen originally appeared in the Observer on May 14, 2018.
The Fredonia Hillbillies baseball program has been one of the most dominant sports programs in Western New York for many years. With two state championships since the turn of the century, along with a record seven straight Class B1 championships - with a good shot at an eighth this year - the Hillbillies are the top of the class in high school athletics in the southern tier.
The man at the helm of the Fredonia program is Vince Gullo.
In his 17th season as Hillbillies head coach, Gullo has transformed the Fredonia Hillbillies into a force to be reckoned with in Class B1. The team has been so successful in recent years, in fact, Gullo does not even set milestones for the regular season before it begins. All he is focused on is a postseason run.
more about Vince Gullo
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.