Recent Olympian Matt Anderson of West Seneca is among the honorees slated to be inducted into the Section VI Hall of Fame this year.
The Fifth Section VI Hall of Fame Dinner is set for The Columns (2221 Transit Road, Elma) at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7. There will be a cash bar. Tickets cost $30. Reservations must be made by Nov. 21. Call Pauline at 821-7581 or visit http://www.section6.e1b.org/HOFRSVP to get tickets.
Anderson, a 2005 graduate of West Seneca West, helped the U.S. earn bronze at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He also helped Penn State win a national title, earning NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player honors in the process in 2008. He turned professional shortly after that, playing overseas where he has experienced loads of team and individual success. He has been a member of the U.S. national team since 2007.
Here is the Hall of Fame Class for 2018:
Charles D. Amo (Hamburg, administrator), Matthew Anderson (West Seneca West, athlete), Fred J. Barone, posthumous (Niagara Wheatfield, administrator), Richard F. Bartha (Niagara Wheatfield, coach), Mary Brynes Foyle (Hamburg, contributor), Armand "Ace" Cacciatore (Niagara Wheatfield, coach), Meri Dembrow (Akron, athlete), Jim Horne (Emerson, athlete), Terence T. McMahon (Orchard Park, coach), Todd Miller (Sweet Home, athlete), Tim Nobles (Pine Valley, coach) and David B. Thomas (Buffalo Public Schools Administrator).