West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track 1996-2000
3 time Mid Penn Conference Field Hockey All Star, 1999 Carlisle Sentinel Field Hockey Player of the Year, Harrisburg Patriot News Big 11 Field Hockey selection, 1st Team All State Field Hockey.
3 time Mid Penn Conference Basketball All Star, 2000 1st Team All Sentinel selection, PA-Maryland All Star game selection, Harrisburg Patriot News Big 15 Basketball selection.
5th place Mid Penn Conference – 300 M Hurdles, 8th place District III – 300 M Hurdles
John Travers Award Finalist, 2000 West Perry Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, 2000 Carlisle Sentinel Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year, 2000 Perry County Athletic Directors Scholarship Award winner
Stand out Field Hockey player at Old Dominion University.
USA national Team 2008 Player of the Year.
Mary Jane Moyer (Coach)
Field Hockey 1975-1998
Overall Record – 276-76-28, 7 Championships (4 Tri-Valley, 3 mid Penn).
“Mary Jane was one of the most respected field hockey coaches in the Mid Penn Conference when I joined the ranks in 1985. West Perry field hockey teams were always the most prepared, most organized, most sportsmanlike…Mary Jane had this quiet, reserved style of coaching…yet she loved the competition and the challenge to teach her kids. I looked up to her and was fortunate to learn from a legend early in my coaching career.” – Anna Baldini, Former Head Field Hockey Coach, Camp Hill High School.
Larry Frederick (Coach)
Baseball, Basketball 1965-1999
Overall Baseball Record – 503-155-1, 26 Championships (2 Perry County, 9 Tri-Valley, 10 Mid Penn, 3 District III, 2 PIAA State) Never had a losing baseball season, Coached 12 league MVPs and 5 players who went on to play professionally.
Notched 37 victories as head Basketball coach from 1967-1971.
Ray Kaseman (Coach)
Boys’ Soccer, Basketball 1969-1984
Head Basketball Coach from 1971-1984, 152 wins, 2 Championships (Mid State, Tri-Valley)
Head Boys’ Soccer Coach from 1969-1974, 37 wins.
12 years as assistant baseball coach.
“Coach Kaseman was fiery and competitive…he was also very fair. He had a great sense of humor and was an exceptional motivator. When you played for Mr. Kaseman, you wanted to do well – not out of fear but out of respect for his intense dedication and knowledge of the game.” – Bill Weibley, West Perry High School teacher and former student-athlete.
“Coach Kaseman was a competitor yet he understood the game was much more. He made the game fun yet brought the very best out of us. He taught us sportsmanship, integrity and loved what he was doing. Thank you for everything Mr. Kaseman.” – Greg Swab. West Perry Chief of Security and former student-athlete
1st Team Mid Penn Conference (Defensive Back & Running Back), Mid Penn Offensive MVP, 1477 total yards in 1998, 2042 total yards in 1999, 1st Team All State, Big 33 selection.
Full athletic Scholarship to the University of Georgia
Five years with the National Football Leagues’ Baltimore Ravens
Nick Battiste (Coach)
Wrestling, Track 1973-2009
16 years as the Head Girls’ track coach, 121 wins and a Mid-Penn championship
26 years as the Head Boys’ track coach, 236 wins and 4 championships
8 years as the Head Wrestling coach, 49 wins
Assistant coach for football, wrestling, and track
“Nick coached football, wrestling, and track and field for a combined fifty seasons, most of them as a head coach. His engaging personality will long be remembered as a hallmark of his coaching career. Nick Battiste has left and incredible mark on the West Perry Track Program and I thank him for his dedication.” – Tom Abeling, Head Track Coach, West Perry High School
“Nick was a dedicated and enthusiastic coach who always had the best interests of student athletes as his priority. He was both professional and extremely enjoyable to work with.” – Demonte Temple, Former West Perry Athletic Director and Coach
Football, Basketball, Baseball (1977-1980)
Member of the undefeated Twin Valley Championship football team, All-conference honorable mention.
Member of the 1979 and 1980 state championship baseball teams, starting pitcher in the 1980 PIAA State Championship game, currently holds the West Perry baseball records for lowest ERA (0.41), During 1980, he struck out 100 batters while walking just 12,
Attended Clemson University on scholarship, earning a degree in engineering
Drafted by the Chicago Cubs and spent four years in Major League Baseball.
Accomplishments were once featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces in the Crowd”
“Tim was a tremendous athlete. He was well mannered, and in general, a wonderful young man to be around. With all of the media coverage that the baseball program got at the time, I never saw one time where it went to his head.” – Larry Frederick, Former West Perry Teacher and Baseball Coach and West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame class of 2009
Tawny (Petrick) Mercer
Field Hockey, Basketball, Track (1981-1984)
1,462 career points in basketball, first female athlete from West Perry to reach the 1,000 point plateau, Patriot News Big 15 selection
Currently holds the West Perry record for 300 meter hurdles, currently stands at 3rd place all time in W.P. Track and Field points, 4th place medal in the state tournament
First Travers Award Winner in W.P. history her individual accomplishments included a and selection to the,
Captain of the United State Naval Academy basketball team her senior year
Member of the Naval Academy track team.
Football, Basketball, Baseball (1977-1980)
Captain of the undefeated 1979 Twin Valley League football championship team, led the team in total yards gained and passing yards, while becoming a Twin Valley League Honorable Mention, led the 1980 team in total yards gained, passing yards, and was selected to the 1st team all conference as a QB, Safety, and he was named Twin Valley Offensive Player of the Year.
Member of the mid-state league basketball championship team in 1979, the tri-valley league championship team in 1980, and the league MVP his junior and senior year.
League MVP his junior and senior year of baseball, member of the 1979 and 1980 state championship teams. Owns nine West Perry baseball records including career pitching record (26-0) and most strikeouts in a career (212).
1980 Carlisle Sentinel Athlete of the year, PA Cancer Society High School athlete of the year for 1979-1980.
Full athletic scholarship offer to Penn State for baseball
Drafted and signed with the St. Louis Cardinals
Football, Wrestling, Track 1974-1977
Led the football team in tackles, assisted tackles, and tackles for all three years as a starter, 613 career tackles, member of 1977 team Twin Valley conference championship, 1977 Twin Valley Player of the Year, Big 33 participant
6th all time in West Perry history in shot put ( 49’5”), 9th all time in javelin (173’4”)
Full athletic scholarship offer to the Univeristy of Virginia
3 year starter at Shippensburg University, team captain, 1st team all conference selection, new record for tackles in a season with 80
“Dave was the most dominating defensive player that I coached or have seen play football here at West Perry since I came in 1973. His presence in the middle of the Mustang defense enabled the team to hold their opponents to 5.1 points/game and led our football team to its first ever Twin Valley Conference championship.” – Bob Anderson, Former West Perry Head Football Coach
Barry “B.J.” Barnes
Basketball, Baseball 1993-1996
West Perry record for career homeruns (10), West Perry record for single season home runs (8, 1996), West Perry record for most strikeouts in a single game (17), 9th all time in single season batting average (.479, 1996), 12th all time in number of wins in a single season, member of 1996 Perry County Championship team, 1996 Mid Penn Division III MVP
NCAA All American team as a freshman at Duquesne University
Drafted in the 6th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates
“I witnessed B.J.’s extraordinary talent and productivity for both the baseball and basketball programs. While his glowing statistics, particularly in baseball, speak for themselves it was B.J.’s healthy attitude and work ethic that set him apart from the pack.” – Jeff Lorenz, former West Perry teacher, coach and administrator.
Football, Basketball, Track 1964-1967
5th highest single season batting average (.492, 1967), member 1967 Tri-Valley league championship team, 29 hits, 20 runs, 5 homeruns, 11 stolen bases and 18 RBIs in 59 at bats were all school records at that time
Member of West Perry’s championship basketball team in 1966-1967. Scored 14 second-half points in West Perry’s first ever District basketball play off game.
Team captain of the football team. Contributed as a halfback, kicker, kick returner, and quarterback en route to a six win season.
“when he tried football for the first time as a sophomore, John was a quiet boy with athletic ability, but through his junior year his confidence and knowledge of the game grew and for his senior season John was elected one of the tri captains and became a deceptive ball carrier and sure handed receiver.” – Red Adams, former West Perry Head Football Coach.
“John was a standout on the baseball field as a shortstop, and when consider his all around skills, he is regarded not only by me by many as one of the best baseball players ever at West Perry. John was never about himself, he always put the team first.” – Gov Seager, West Perry Coach and former teammate.
Football, Basketball, Track 2002-2004
1 of 4 W.P. athletes recognized in the 2,000 yard club for his 2,464 yards in 2003 as a senior captain, member of defensive unit that held opponents under 50 passing yards per game and yielded just 1 touchdown pass versus 20 interceptions, member of the second ever District III football playoff game for West Perry, 1st team all state and conference defensive back, 1st team all conference quarterback, conference offensive MVP, Carlisle Sentinel All Area Team
970 career points in basketball
716 career points as part of the track team, co-MVP of the undefeated 2004 team
Member of the football team at Bloomsburg University, co-captain, 1st team all conference honors as a wide receiver, Bob Ticker Offensive MVP award recipient
“Kyle was a consistent threat in all three sports. He was extremely focused and very competitive. He worked hard to excel in each of his sports. He did whatever he was told at practice or competitions. Kyle was a versatile athlete, he always displayed exemplary sportsmanlike conduct, and he always placed team goals ahead of personal goals.” – Tom Abeling, West Perry teacher and former Head Track Coach
Jodi (Urich) Lavenberg
Field Hockey, Basketball, Softball 1986-1989
Two time Mid Penn all-star in field hockey, Two time Mid-Penn all-star in softball, Three time Mid-Penn all-star in basketball, Two time selection to the Patriot News’s Big 15 basketball team
West Perry record holder for most career points with 2,040, rebounds in a career with 843, points in a season with 840, points in a game with 45, and rebounds in a season with 311
All American basketball player at St. Bonaventure, team MVP, two time Atlantic 10 All Conference team, member of the Dean’s List every semester
“Mrs. Lavenberg gives her all in everything she does. Between her wonderful teaching in the classroom and awesome coaching on the basketball court, you couldn’t ask for a better person to look up to. She has been a huge inspiration to the basketball girls of West Perry because she was so incredible throughout her high school career. Mrs. Lavenberg is one of the best coaches around. She doesn’t get mad when her team is losing or let the girls get down on themselves. She motivates them to get out there and do their best. She’s always supportive, whether she’s helping with some math homework or getting out to see sporting events. When a student or athlete is in need of assistance, they can count on her to be there. Mrs. Lavenberg, you are a great inspiration to all of the students here at West Perry.” – Nicole Lisse, West Perry Student-Athlete
Football, Track 1988-1991
Mr. Clark is best known for his exploits on the gridiron and on the track. He was selected as 1st team All-Conference wide receiver and defensive back in both the 1989 and 1990 seasons. In addition, he earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a return specialist in 1990. His 12 touchdowns during the ’89 campaign were a school record at the time. Likewise in 1990 Mr. Clark established records for number of catches (43), number of receiving yards (884) and number of interceptions (10). His stats did not go unrecognized by the larger community as he was selected for the East/West All Star game, Patriot News First Team All Area (defensive back), Big 33 checklist and several Player of the Week selections.
Mr. Clark’s accomplishments on the track are equally impressive. In 1990 alone he earned all of the following. 110m Hurdles: WP School Record (14.9), MPC Champion, 2nd Place District III, 8th PIAA State Meet. 300m Hurdles: WP School Record (40.09), MPC 2nd Place, 3rd Place District III. He returned in ’91 to shatter his old records and add to his medal count. 110m hurdles: WP School Record (14.86), MPC Champion, District III Champion, 7th Place PIAA State meet. 300 m Hurdles: School Record (39.4), Mid Penn Conference Champion, District III Champion. 400m: MPC 2nd Place.
Of Mr. Clark’s talents, Coach Bob Anderson shared the following, “(Chad) possessed athleticism with speed and a great pair of hands. Chad was a game breaker and was probably the best offensive wide receiver I coached or have seen play here at West Perry since I came here in 1973.”
Basketball, Baseball 1977-1980
Mr. Stum has a lengthy baseball resume that includes: Member 1979 & 1980 AA State, District III and TVL Championship teams. Three time TVL All Star. Holds the single season (42) and career (100) hit records at WP. Set the career hit record for the county (100) in 1980. Record held for 32 years!!!
Holds record for longest hitting streak (27 games). 81 career runs and 60 RBI’s and a career batting average of .418. 1980 season 42 hits, 37 runs, 16 Stolen bases and 20 rbi’s. Selected by his peers as the team MVP. Former Coach Larry Frederick commented that, “(Jaymie) was the straw that mixed the drink that was known as the ’79 and ’80 WP baseball team.”
Mr. Stum also took his talents indoors at West Perry where he started at guard for Hall of Fame coach, Ray Kaseman. Jaymie’s contributions helped the team achieve 2 TVL Championships.
Mr. Stum wishes to congratulate fellow Class of 2012 inductees Matt Delancey and Chad Clark on their selection to the West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame...”You are each well deserving of your selection”.
Also, Mr. Stum would like to thank…“A young and enthusiastic teacher and baseball coach named Jeff Sanno who made this night possible for him”. “His varsity athletic coaches Larry Frederick and Ray Kaseman who stressed the importance of being a team rather than an individual.” ”His teammates for allowing him the privilege to share in their success” “His family for encouraging sports in my life and for making it fun.” And, finally, Mr. Stum shares that, “It is great honor to join the distinguished people in the West Perry Athletic Hall of Fame. Thank you all very much!”
Mr. DeLancey participated in football and wrestling at West Perry. He finished his HS football career with 137 tackles including 13 sacks. He earned 2nd Team All-Conference honors as a Junior. In his final season he garnered 1st All Conference recognition, and a trip to the Thanksgiving Day East/West All Star game. He contributed to the 1991 MPC Football Championship team 9West Perry’s most recent championship).
Mr. DeLancey’s wrestling career was full of firsts. He was the first WP wrestler to advance to the regional and eventually to the PIAA State meet. He was the first and only WP wrestler to hit 20 pins in a season. In his senior season Mr. DeLancey led the team in take downs. He was selected to be a member of the All Sentinel wrestling team and received Top Male Athlete, most Improved Wrestler and Outstanding Wrestler Awards.
After graduation Mr. DeLancey started for four years at East Stroudsburg University where he earned All-PSAC & All-ECAC honor. He was listed as a DII Pre-Season All American by Street & Smith and earned the Coaches Award from legendary Coach, Denny Dowds. Matt continued his football career by playing for the Styrian Longhorns of the Austrian Professional Football League.
Mr. Delancey is currently the Asst Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Florida where he has had the privilege to train over 60 Olympic athletes including Olympic Gold medalist and current world record holder, Ryan Lochte.
When asked about Matt both Coach Austin and Coach Anderson commented on his work ethic. Coach Austin notes, “Matt was one of those high school athletes that decided early that he was going to work hard and be accomplished in both of the sports he played.” Coach Anderson recalls, “Matt was a workaholic in the weight room. He loved to work out and was probably the strongest athlete that ever graduated from West Perry.”
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