by Todd Peterson
Westfield's Vincent Calarco celebrated his 90th birthday May 18, 2013. His subsequent induction into the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame was a belated, but well-deserved present that honors his many accomplishments.
Calarco grew up loving sports and spent much of his youth at the YMCA. He attended Westfield Academy and played junior varsity sports in the eighth grade. In high school he excelled in four varsity sports - football, basketball, baseball and track. In fact, he was so good, he earned 15 out of 16 total letters, the most any student could receive, and picked up a large collection of all-conference awards and medals in tournaments along the way.