Hall of Fame postponed until Jan. 23

The Blair County Sports Hall of Fame’s 19th banquet and induction ceremony, scheduled for May 2, has been postponed until Jan. 23, 2021 due to the coronavirus. The Hall’s board of directors made the decision.
“The board felt we no choice,” Hall of Fame president Neil Rudel said. “Our focus is with everyone who has been touched by this virus and the stress it has caused.”
Rudel said January was selected to “hopefully provide enough recovery time” while also seeking an available date for guest speaker Doug Flutie, who remains committed.
Set to be inducted include John Hayes (football), John Lingenfelter (auto racing), Eric Malone (watercraft sports), Eddie Miller (basketball) and Tawney Nardozza Schmitt (swimming).
The team inductee is the 1970 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic boys basketball team, and Julie Roseborough, who started the Bellwood-Antis girls track program and has been coaching at B-A for 57 years, will receive the Hall’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Questions can be directed to Rudel at [email protected] or Kathy Millward at [email protected] or 312-0151.

Welcome to the Official Website of the
Blair County Sports Hall of Fame!

One Small County, One Big Sports Tradition

Those who have followed sports in Central Pennsylvania may already be aware that Altoona and Blair County can boast a sports tradition that can match most communities our size in America. For proof, just click around to digest the accomplishments of our 100 inductees.

You’ll find photos, a profile story and, we hope eventually, videos of the acceptances and presentations of all of our inductees.

In addition, you’ll find where and how to nominate an inductee or team for future consideration as well as learning about our scholarship and community service awards along with our past banquet guest speakers and our master of ceremonies, the great Stan Savran.

Although our organization has been in existence since 1987, this is our first venture into cyberspace. We’d like to thank Ed Kruger and Matt Clapper of who designed our website. We also appreciate the assistance of Shauna McDonough of Gazette Printers and J.D. Cavrich of the Altoona Mirror.

For a more complete history of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame, click here or the link at the top of our home page.

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