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Jim Hoover to be inducted into Greater Binghamton Sports HOF

Jim Hoover, who retired from coaching football at Walton CSD after 41 seasons this past fall, will be inducted into the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame on Monday, April 24.

This is the third annual induction dinner for the Hall of Fame. Dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., with a cash bar starting at 5:30 p.m. The event is being held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Binghamton.

Hoover went 318-85-1 over 41 seasons at Walton, winning two state championships in 1994 and 2007. He is the all-time winningest coach in Section Four history and his win total is tied for fourth in state history.

Hoover will join nine other individuals and one team as part of the Class of 2017.

The other inductees are:

  • Holly Aprile (Afton softball)
  • Nancy Bromley (Greene field hockey)
  • Bill Chanecka (Binghamton High School basketball)
  • Steve Chomyszak (Johnson City football; also played at Syracuse and for the Jets and Bengals)
  • Kelsey Green (Chenango Forks football)
  • Bob Holbert (Johnson City baseball, played in San Francisco Giants system)
  • Sarah Patterson (Union-Endicott gymnastics)
  • John Schultz (Vestal football; also played for the Denver Broncos)
  • Jerry Skonieczki (Johnson City football)
  • 2016 Maine-Endwell Little League team (win the Little League World Series)

Phil Simms, who won two Super Bowls as the quarterback of the New York Giants, is the featured speaker.

Tickets for the event are $65 and only available until April 20. They can be purchased by visiting: http://www.AJQsports.com

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