It was a time for former teammates Steve Kost and Mike Teamer to reconnect and learn more about the history of Millbrook High School athletics.
Kost and Teamer, former teammates on the school’s basketball squad, were two of 10 individuals in the 2013 class who were inducted into the Millbrook Hall of Fame.
Kost and Teamer were the only living members of this year’s second induction class and were present for the festivities. David Guertin, Conrad Ruppert, Robert J. Rogers, Humbert Maggiacomo, William Kain, Vincent Turletes, Werner Gros and Edward Ciferri were posthumously inducted.
“Just to be nominated was an honor and being elected was humbling, especially being the youngest member and in the second class. Millbrook has been blessed with many great athletes over the years,” said Teamer, a career 1,000-point scorer in basketball who was nominated by longtime friends Bill and Jody Lape.
The 10 inductees, who are nominated by members of the general public and voted in by Millbrook’s hall of fame committee, were recognized during halftime of a Feb. 1 basketball game between the Harlem Valley Wizards and the Millbrook faculty. A reception followed for the honorees.
Last year’s inaugural class included coach Gene Ferrio (1968-73), Neil Green (Class of 1974), Michael Eades (1971), Philip Strother (1961) and Bobby Reed (1954). A banner with the names of the first induction class hangs in the Millbrook gymnasium.
“Being inducted into the second class of the Millbrook Hall of Fame is a humbling experience,” said Kost, a three-sport athlete — basketball, baseball and football — at Millbrook who was nominated by former classmate and basketball/baseball teammate Scott Sawtelle. “To think about all the great athletes, coaches and sports teams at Millbrook over the years going all the way back to the 1920s is pretty cool.
“It was special to talk to families of deceased inductees and see the families come out on their behalf. I enjoyed the conversations to learn of these great people who were at Millbrook many years ago.”