South Colonie Celebrated Athletics Excellence: Colonie Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 Honored at Homecoming

Hall of Fame Inductees on the field.
South Colonie HOF Inductees honored during the Homecoming Game on Friday, Oct. 6.

The South Colonie Central School District held a day of celebration as it inducted the Colonie Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023 during its annual Homecoming festivities. This year’s induction held a special significance as it occurred amidst the backdrop of the school district’s 75-year legacy.

The celebration took place before the Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 6 at Colonie Central High School. 

The following were inducted into this year’s class (Name, HOF Category, Graduation Year, Sport):

    • Kyle Brown – Athlete, (2000) Baseball
    • Brian O’Keefe – Athlete, (2011) Baseball
    • Barbara Leicht-Bowers – Teacher/Coach, Boys and Girls Bowling
    • Paul Mason – Athlete, (1972) Basketball, Football, Track
    • 1970-1971 Boys Basketball Team

“We were immensely proud of the achievements of our athletes and the spirit they had brought and continued to bring to our school community,” said South Colonie Athletic Director Bill Roemer. “This Hall of Fame induction is not just about acknowledging past accomplishments; it is about inspiring current and future generations to push boundaries and embrace competition and sportsmanship.”

The ceremony was a moving tribute, showcasing the extraordinary feats and dedication of the Class of 2023 inductees. Their accomplishments, both on and off the field,  serve as a testament to South Colonie’s sports legacy.

Link to Program: Read all about our 2023 inductees here.