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HS highlight reel: PBC announces Hall of Fame Class

| Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014, 9:21 p.m.

Billy Knight, a former Pitt legend and one of the greatest players in Western Pennsylvania history, will be honored by the Pittsburgh Basketball Club as part if the organization's 2014 Hall of Fame Class, which was announced Tuesday.

Knight, who played a General Braddock High School, highlights the sixth annual class of players, coaches and contributors.

Joining Knight in the Legends category are fellow Pitt guard Tom Richards (Moon High School), former Duquense forward Bruce Atkins (Wilkinsburg), Robert Morris forward Myron Walker (Aliquippa), Point Park guard Bobby Franklin Sr., Rice University guard Anthony DeCello (Mt. Lebanon) and Pitt guard Joey David (Upper St. Clair).

Coaches to be inducted include Red McNie (Aliquippa), Frank Chan (Beaver Falls), Bill Palermo (Sto-Rox), Dave Podbielski (Beaver Falls/Seneca Valley) and Jack Burick Sr. (Bishop Canevin/St. Malachy).

John Sikora from the Pittsburgh Steelwheelers will be recognized as a contributor and coach. Also, Dave Ambrose, the organizer and executive director of the C.J. Betters Holliday Classic; Jim Hoy, the founder of Born2Run Basketball Camps; Ray Morton of the Urban Chapter of Officials; and the late Nello Giammarco Jr. will be honored as contributors.

The sixth annual PBC hall of fame banquet will be Jan. 24 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Moon.

The Pittsburgh High School Classic, in honor of the Hall of Fame inductees, will be Jan. 25 at Montour High School.

For more information or for reservations for the banquet, call John Giammarco at 412-403-9086.

— Staff report

XC meets on Thursday

Five cross country meets will be held Thursday, including the Midwestern Athletic Conference meet at Brush Creek Park in Hazen, the Westmoreland County Coaches Association meet at Seton Hill University, the Fayette County meet at PSU-Fayette, the Mingo Classic in Monongahela and the Indiana County meet at IUP.

— Staff report

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