UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The Greater Utica Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2022 class Wednesday, including former area athletic standouts and one voice that you may have heard.
The 2022 class includes seven former athletes representing Utica-Notre Dame, Proctor, Rome Free Academy, and Holland Patent high schools and one broadcaster who claims New York Mills as his alma mater.
Tom Myslinski Jr. – Football – Rome Free Academy, University of Tennessee, Jacksonville Jaguars inaugural team – State football champion, All-State in football, 2x state discus champion, All-SEC (1991)
Sean Burton – Basketball – Notre Dame, Ithaca College – TVL Player of the Year, Ithaca College All-Time Leader in assists, three-pointers, and free throw percentage, 2x All-American
Steve Babiarz – Basketball – Notre Dame, SUNY Potsdam, New York Knicks – Potsdam’s All-Time Leading Scorer (2,089), National Champion (1985-86), 2x All-American, New York State Player of the Year
Dave Brown – Football – Proctor/Notre Dame, Ohio State University- 2x All-Big 10
Antonio Mauro – Baseball – Notre Dame, United States Naval Academy – 2x All-Patriot League, 3rd most RBI and at-bats in Navy history, 4th most games, 5th most doubles
Dominica (Reina) Paladino – Soccer – Notre Dame, St. Johns University – New York State Class C Player of the Year (2001), 3x All-Section III First Team, 3x All-CNY First Team, All-Big East
Diane Hobin – Basketball, Field Hockey, Softball – Holland Patent, Hofstra University – 9x TVL All-Star, All-State in Softball, Field Hockey, and Basketball, 2x Hofstra Female Athlete of the Year, Hofstra Athletics Hall of Fame
Jim Jackson – Broadcaster – New York Mills, Syracuse University, Philadelphia Phillies & Flyers – Phillies radio play-by-play (2007-2020), Flyers television play-by-play (1995-present)