•                      1920 - 1939
     lion   WHS Hall of Fame Members


    Sid Miles
    *Sid Miles

    Coached: 1927-1972

    Coached:
    Football

    Boys Basketball 
    Girls Basketball
    Track
    Soccer


    College: Ithaca College

    • Started the Wellsville Spring Day 
    • Officiated many sports in the community and the surrounding area
    • Taught swimming lessons to thousands of kids
    • Sid Miles was a legend in his own time.


    Maurice Tubby Potter
    Maurice Tubby Potter
    Class: 1928-1932

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years
    Basketball 4 Years

    Colleges:
    Alfred University
    Cortland State

    • Coached the Wellsville basketball team to the sectional finals in 1949-1950. The farthest any team has ever advanced.
    • Started on the undefeated Wellsville football team of 1927
    • Played 4 years on The Line of Gibraltar for Alfred Universitys football team in the early 1930s.
    • Had tremendous success as a track coach in Corning.
    • After his retirement, the track in Corning was officially named the Coach Maurice R. Potter Track and Field.

     Louie DeBarbari
    Louie Debarbari
    Class: 1930-1934

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years

    Basketball 4 Years
    Track 4 Years

    Colleges:
    Canisius College

    Dickenson Jr. College

    • In high school he lettered for four years in football, basketball, and track.
    • His senior year he averaged 14 points in basketball and had 18 touchdownin football.
    • Played football, basketball, and baseball for two years at Dickerson Jr. College
    • Played football, basketball, and baseball for one year at Canisius College
    • Played semi-pro baseball with the old Wellsville Sinclair

    Walter Shine
    Walt Shine
    Class: 1930-1934

    Sports Played:
    Football 3 Years
    Basketball 3 Years
    Track 3 Years

    Military Service: U.S. Army

    • Recognized by Times Herald journalist Mike Abdo as one of Wellsville Highs finest all around athlete of the early 30's.
    • In three years of running the mile in track he lost only one time.
    • Included in his wins was the sectional crown in 1934.
    • He held the Wellsville High School track record in the mile run for 33 years.
    • He has been an avid supporter of Wellsville sports for the past 60 years.

    Lester Dye
    Lester Dye
    Class: 1931-1935

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years

    Basketball 4 Years
    Track 4 Years

    College:
    Syracuse University

    • Went to Syracuse University where he played on the varsity basketball and varsity football
    • The only player from Wellsville High School to ever play in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins
    • For over a decade he was the chief recruiter for the Syracuse football team under the famous coach Ben Schwartzwalde. This combination culminated into a national championship in 1959.
    • In 1975, he was honored by the Syracuse Varsity Club when he was named a Letterman of Distinction.

    Bob McCarthy
    Bob McCarthy
    Class: 1933-1936

    Sports Played:
    Football 3 Years
    Basketball 3 Years

    Military Service: U.S. Navy

    • Starting point guard captain of the 1935 Sectional Basketball
    • Quarterback for 1935 football team that played 1st game ever under the lights at Hornell
    • Known for his toughness and dedication
    • Known as the Sammy Baugh of Wellsville Football

    Walter Wightman  
    Walter Wightman
    Class: 1932-1936

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years
    Track 5 Years

    Military Service: U.S. Army

    • Played professional baseball in the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League system.
    • Received the 20-point letter in sports while attending W.H.S. in football and track.
    • While serving in the military he was chosen M.V.P. in baseball while stationed in the Pacific Islands.
    • Coached Little League Baseball in Wellsville for 12 years as well as Midget Football for 5 years.
    • Received the Sportsmanship Brotherhood Pin his senior year at W.H.S. and was recognized for his leadership (track captain)

    Paul Hungerford
    Paul Hungerford
    Class: 1935-1939

    Sports Played:
    Football 3 Years
    Basketball 3 Years
    Track 3 Years

    College: University of Illinois
    Military Service: U.S. Navy

    • A great leader of men as he was chosen captain of all three sports he played his senior year
    • In 1938, he was the only double winner in sectionals winning the broad jump & the pole vault
    • In 1938, he set the WHS broad jump record of 20' 7" which stood for 18 years until 1956
    • As an end in football, he scored more points than any other on the 1938 football team
    • In 1939 he was named the Best All-Round Athlete to graduate from Wellsville and his football jersey #44 was retired by the late coach Sid Miles.
    • He went on to be a track star in college at the University of Illinois.

    Fran Sawyer
    Fran Sawyer
    Class: 1935-1939

    Sports Played:
    Football 4 Years
    Track 4 Years

    Military Service: U.S. Navy

    • He is still recognized today as one of the most outstanding track men in the history of the Wellsville High School.
    • For two years he broke his own school records in the shot put, discus, and javelin at almost every meet he competed in.
    • In 1983 he broke the sectional record in the shot put only to be beaten out by another competitor on his final toss.
    • In football he was recognized as one of the hardest hitters on the field and a load to bring down when coming out of the backfield as a runner.