The Section V Basketball Hall of Fame will add 18 people in its next induction ceremony, November 5.
Burgundy Basin Inn, 1361 Marsh Road, Pittsford is the site of the ceremony, beginning at 6:15 that evening, with a social hour. Tickets are $25 each, and can be reserved through Jeff Gifford or Allison Pinneo at Burkett Mills, (315) 536-3311 or by email @SectionVbball@gmail.com.
Ron Ceravolo (Newark coach): Won 409 games in 23 years with the varsity boys, including four Section V championships. The 2008 Basketball Coaches Association of New York coach of the year.
Melvin Council (Wilson): Most Valuable Player during the Wildcats’ run to the 2000 Section V Class A boys title. Later became a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) All-American at Robert Morris and played professionally with the Rochester RazorSharks.
Suzi Egeli (Elba): Two-time All-Greater Rochester Girls Basketball Team member (1992-93) scored 1,533 points before she played at University of Delaware. A member of the Elba Hall of Fame.
Erin Farney (South Seneca): One reason why South Seneca was 5-for-5 when it came to winning Section V Class C Girls Championships from 1999-2003. The 2003 Falcons won the class state championship. Later became an NAIA All-American at Roberts Wesleyan.
Glenn Harkins (Section V basketball): Director of media relations from 1996-2007. Published Section V tournament programs, which were unmatched in other regions of the state. Recipient of the NS Coaches Special Honor Award.
Corrine Keller (Greece Athena): Selected to five Section V girls basketball all-tournament teams from 2001-05. Athena won sectional championships in 2003 and in 2005, when Keller was named an AGR first-team forward.
Nick Kelley (Genesee Valley): The second player to be named to four consecutive Section V Boys Basketball All-Tournament Teams. Genesee Valley won three sectional titles with Section V’s all-time leader in 3-point shots made (274).
Carlo Lorenzetti (Referee): Officiated games for 43 years in this region. Central Western Girls Basketball Organization Official of the Year in 2003. New York State rules interpreter for two terms.
Paul Mueller (Pittsford Sutherland coach): Won four Section V boys championships with a career record of 376-228 games in 29 years with the Knights. Section V Class B Coach of the Year in 1993 and ’95.
Gary Oehlbeck (Gates Chili coach): Led the varsity boys Spartans for 24 years. The 2002 team won the Section V Class AA title. A Section V Coach of the Year in 1985, ’86 and ’90.
Pete Piraino (Keshequa coach): The varsity girls won five Section V championships with the five-time sectional coach of the year. Keshequa’s record in his 37 seasons was 485-283.
Mike Rapone (Batavia Notre Dame coach): Section V’s all-time leader in boys basketball coaching wins with 649, still leads the Batavia Notre Dame varsity. Teams have won two state and nine sectional titles.
Frank Redoutt (Naples): Led Naples to its first Section V boys basketball title in 1949, before playing at Syracuse and in the National Basketball Association with the Rochester Royals.
Tyler Relph (McQuaid): Named Mr. Basketball in New York State, as the best high school player in 2003, as McQuaid won the Class AA state championship. Two-time AGR Player of the Year.
Jeanne Stewart (Bloomfield coach): A pioneer for Section V to implement Title IX guidelines. Coached Bloomfield varsity girls to Section V championships in 1976 and ’77.
John Valenti (West High): Led the Rochester city school in scoring during his time in the late 1960s. He later was named All-Region at Monroe Community College. Founder of Valenti Sports, a contributor to Section V Basketball.
Phil Valenti (Pittsford Sutherland): Named a Monroe County division player of the year in 2000 and ’01, while he scored more than 1,000 points with the Knights. Went on to play at MCC and Hamilton College.
Frank Williams (media): Familiar play-by-play announcer in Livingston County, where he also writes about high school sports. Also has covered high school sports in the Southern Tier since 1978.