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Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame to Induct 15 New Members!

 

February 10, 2013 Press release
 
Former Paulsboro standout football quarterback Kevin Harvey and former Clayton High School basketball star Al Anderson will be among the 15 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 33rd Annual Induction Banquet on March 19, 2013 at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Executive Committee has announced.
 
This year's inductees also include: Harry Dilks (Pitman); Fran Iacovone (Gloucester Catholic); Ryan Knight (Delsea); Fred Powell (Williamstown); Laura Goetz-Quirk (Gateway); Ruth Lockbaum-Cibo (Glassboro); Tara Harris-Marker (Deptford); Dave Smith (West Deptford); Dom Antonini (Rowan University); Sam Muni (Washington Twp.), David Maxwell (Washington Twp.), Tom Reim (Woodbury), and Dennis Burlingame (Kingsway).
 
Tickets for the 33rd Annual Banquet are available by calling Hall of Fame President Gus Ostrum at (609) 502-0424.
Kevin Harvey (Paulsboro)
Harvey is considered one of South Jersey's greatest quarterbacks, setting passing, scoring and rushing records for the Red Raiders, who dominated Colonial Conference and Group 1 sectional football competition throughout the mid-1990s. He finished with 8,000 total career yards of offense in his illustrious career and was easily the most productive player of his generation. Harvey played college ball briefly at Temple University and enjoyed a stint in the Arena Football League, and was recently inducted into the South Jersey Football Coaches Hall of Fame.
Al Anderson (Clayton)
Anderson, along with teammate Granger Hall, guided Clayton High School to the school's lone NJSIAA Group 1 state championship in 1980. He led South Jersey in scoring in his senior year with 819 points and a 28.2 points per game average, and was later chosen for the All-South Jersey Team. He went on to become a four-year starter at Delaware State University.
Harry Dilks (Pitman)
A 1971 Pitman graduate, Dilks was among Gloucester County’s finest in track and field. He captured Group 1 and Group 2 state titles in the shot put, with a then-record of 58 feet, 7 ½ inches. He also threw the discus and javelin. Later at Penn State, Dilks competed all four years in the shot put, discus and hammer throw prior to graduating in 1975.
Fran Iacovone (Gloucester Catholic)
Coach Iacovone served in the Gloucester Catholic program from 1968 through 1985 and in later years as well in helping the Rams enjoy numerous winning seasons in both the Olympic Conference and Tri-County Conference. He is well known for his volunteer work with the Deptford Little League and Most Holy Redeemer Grammar School.
Ryan Knight (Delsea)
Delsea's Knight served as one of coach Sal Marchese’s top offensive  and defensive linemen on Crusader teams that dominated the South Jersey sectional playoffs in the 1990s, and also captured two individual state championships in the discus and shot put events in track. Knight went on to become a three-year starter on Villanova’s football teams, leading the way for future NFL star running back Brian Westbrook.
Fred Powell (Williamstown)
Coach Powell is Williamstown's long-time softball coach, guiding the Lady Braves to a state championship in 2008. His teams have won three prestigious Hammonton Tournament crowns, two Group IV sectional championships, and seven conference titles since 1998. He was named South Jersey Coach of the Year in 2008.
Laura Goetz-Quirk (Gateway)
Laura Goetz-Quirk, a 1981 Gateway graduate, is one of the county's most successful swimmers of the past three decades. She excelled in multiple individual events such as the free style and breast stroke events, and was a solid producer in relay competition. She was elected to the Gateway Regional Sports Hall of Fame,
Ruth Lockbaum-Cibo (Glassboro)
Glassboro's Lockbaum was one of the state's most successful track stars of the 1980s, excelling in multiple events and winning Group 1 state titles in the 800 meters in 1984, 1985 and 1986. She later starred in track at Villanova University, winning an ECAC championship in the 3,200-meters relays in 1987. She was elected to the South Jersey Track and Field Hall of Fame in 2007.
Tara Harris-Marker (Deptford)
Deptford's Harris-Marker emerged as Deptford High School’s top female athletes in the early 1980s, starring in field hockey, basketball and softball. A three-sport star at Rutgers-Camden, Harris was a three-year standout in tennis and a four-year star in basketball and softball. The seventh-leading scorer in basketball program history, Harris scored 1,117 points and was a four-time basketball MVP.
Dave Smith (West Deptford)
Smith was a versatile athlete in several sports in the mid 1970s and is a member of the school's Hall of Fame in 2005. A 1977 West Deptford graduate, he excelled in football, basketball and baseball – he averaged 26.2 points per game as a senior in basketball. He also enjoyed a stellar basketball and baseball career at Widener University and was later drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in 1981.
Dominic Antonini (Glassboro State)
Antonini was a football standout at Glassboro State College, where he graduated in 1977, and an inductee in the Rowan-GSC Sports Hall of Fame. A proficient kicker who was drafted by the New York Jets, Antonini holds the Division III record for the longest field goal at 62 yards against Salisbury State. He also starred for the Profs in baseball and was drafted by the Reds in 1976 and the Mariners in 1977.
Sam Muni (Washington Twp.)
Washington Township's Muni was a standout wrestler for the Minutemen in the 1960s and elected as a member of the school's Hall of Fame. He was Township’s first state champion in wrestling, capping a 45-4 career by winning the 167-pound state crown in 1967. A 1971 Temple University graduate, Muni is well known for his career as Conductor of the South Jersey Symphony Orchestra.
David Maxwell (Washington Twp.)
Maxwell has sat on the Board of the Touchdown Club of South Jersey for many years and is a founding board member of the Adam Taliaferro Foundation, which supports individuals with spinal cord injuries. Maxwell has also long supported the Washington Township Fifth Quarter Club, a successful booster program for the football team.
Tom Reim (Woodbury)
Woodbury's Reim was named Brooks-Irvine Football Club’s Back of the Year in 1962 to cap off a solid scholastic career before moving on to the University of Delaware. As football coach at Collingswood, he guided the Panthers to a South Jersey Group 3 crown in 1978 and was selected as S.J. Coach of the Year. He also had coaching stints at Haddon Heights, Clayton, and Audubon.
Dennis Burlingame (Kingsway)
Kingsway's Burlingame excelled as one of the state's top pitchers in the 1980s, and enjoyed a successful professional baseball career, turning in a 49-46 record in seven seasons in the Atlanta Braves’ organization. He threw a perfect game on the Carolina League's Opening Day in 1989 for the Durham Bulls against the Frederick Keys in the first game of a doubleheader

 

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