By Miguel Rodriguez
It was that time of year again Wednesday as the 23rd class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame received induction into Western New York's most hallowed hall for those who impacted the local sports scene.
It was a intriguing class to say the least with a Super Bowl champion (Phil McConkey), Stanley Cup champ (Todd Marchant) and Olympic gold medalist (Jenn Suhr, pole vaulter) being honored, as well as a two-time state high school football champion coach (Dick Diminuco of Albion), a multi-sport star athlete in Pam Amabile (All-American in basketball and softball at Erie Community College as well as a three-time Empire State Games gold medalist in women's ice hockey), a bowling legend Art Jeziorski, ex-Buffalo State coach/administrator Fred Hartrick (who coached 14 All-Americans in soccer and played a role in construction of the school's current Buffalo State Sports Arena) and someone who has covered/witnessed 46 years of Buffalo sports history in News Sports Reporter Milt Northrop.
We were able to chat with most of the inductees and here are the interviews. Please note, Suhr did not attend the dinner, while I experienced technical difficulties with Amabile's interview so there isn't any audio of those two honorees.