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Stillwater to induct four members into 2020 Athletic Hall of Fame class

On Friday, Feb. 7, Stillwater Central School District will induct its four newest members into the Stillwater Athletic Hall of Fame. This year’s inductees are Kimberly Carlson (Uscky), Bruce Bochette, Jeff Halusic and Peter “Pop” Brown. Their bios and accomplishments can be found below.

The ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in the Lilac Gym. Following the ceremony, Stillwater will recognize the senior athletes of boys basketball, girls basketball and cheerleading. The boys varsity basketball homecoming game against Waterford will begin at 7:20 p.m.

About the inductees:

Kimberly Carlson (Uscky)Headshot of Kimberly Carlson (Uscky)

  • Three-sport varsity athlete, 1980-84
  • Played varsity softball, basketball, and volleyball
  • 1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984 softball MVP
  • 1981-82 and 1982-83, Basketball Most Hustle
  • 1983-84, Basketball MVP
  • Pitched five no-hitters with 41 career wins and 301 strikeouts
  • Member of 1982 Section 2 Softball Championship Team
  • Chieftain’s Cup Winner, 1984
  • Coached one year of JV field hockey at Stillwater in 1987
  • Recruited to play basketball at Oswego and was a walk-on player for Oswego softball team
  • 2001-2013 Coach, Manager and Vice President of Saratoga Miss Softball
  • 2006-2012 Coach of Saratoga Thunder Softball 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u teams

Bruce BochetteHeadshot of Bruce Bochette

  • Four-year varsity athlete in football and baseball, 1971-75
  • Three-year varsity athlete in basketball and track & field, 1972-75
  • Member of 1972 and 1973 4×100 track sectional championship teams
  • Member of 1973 baseball sectional championship team
  • 1973 All-Area Football Defensive Back
  • 1974 All-Area Football Defensive Back
  • Member of 1970 & 1972 Saratoga County Babe Ruth State Championship
  • Played baseball at Los Angeles Valley College
  • Invited to Minnesota Twins Spring Training Camp, 1977
  • Assistant football coach at Hudson Valley Community College, 1986-97

Jeff HalusicAction shot of Jeff Halusic playing basketball

  • Four-year varsity baseball starter and three-year varsity basketball Starter, 1983-86
  • Basketball captain junior and senior year
  • Score 1144 total points in basketball
  • 1986 Chieftain’s Cup Winner
  • Member of the 1985-86 basketball league championship team
  • Member of the 1986 Class C-CC sectional basketball championship team
  • 1986 Class C-CC Sectional Basketball MVP
  • Member of the 1983, 84, 85, 86 baseball league championship teams
  • Member of the 1985 sectional baseball championship team
  • 1986 Saratogian Basketball Dream Team member
  • Played both basketball and baseball at Fulton Montgomery Community College

Peter “Pop” BrownHeadshot of Peter Brown

Peter “Pop” Brown epitomized what it means to be a Stillwater fan for nearly 80 years, which began when he attended his first basketball game at the Palmer Street School in the 1920’s. In 1976, he was honored with the title of “Stillwater’s #1 Sports Fan” carving his memory into the hearts and minds of all who knew him in the town and the halls of the school. Pop was given his own seat at center court where he continued to spend many years enjoying Stillwater High School boys and girls basketball. In 1988, at the age of 89, Pop still made every game to watch the boys basketball team, including his great grandsons, Nick and Paul DeMarco, who went on to win a state championship. Pop’s passion and support for the Warriors has undoubtedly left a powerful impression on the athletes who were fortunate enough to have Pop, Stillwater’s number one fan, root for them from the stands.