Clarence Central School District

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Class of 2008 Members
George Honsberger
 
George  
  • Class of 1953
  • Varsity Football - 3 years
  • Varsity Basketball - 4 years
  • Varsity Baseball - 4 years
  • 11 Varsity Red Letters
  • Male Athlete of the Year in 1953
  • Captain of Football, Basketball and Baseball teams as a senior
  • Member of the undefeated football teams of 1949 and 1952
  • Awarded a scholarship in Baseball at Ithaca College
  • He was an inspiration for the Town of Clarence Baseball Program
  • He started with the program as a catcher from 1950 - 1955
  • Managed the team from 1965 - 1987
  • In 1996 the baseball diamond at Town Place was officially named the "George Honsberger Field

 
Jon Vesper

 Jon
  • Class of 1985
  • Varsity Soccer - 3 years
  • Varsity Wrestling - 4 years
  • 7 Varsity Red Letters
  • Member of the 1982, 1983, and 1984 League and Section VI Championship teams in soccer
  • Team State finalist in Soccer in 1984
  • Overall record in Wrestling was 62 wins - 11 losses.
  • Member of the 1983-1984 ECIC Team Championship
  • Went undefeated in his senior season leading the team to the Section VI Team Championship
  • Sectional Champion at the 132 lb. weight level
  • Returned to Clarence as an Assistant Coach in Wrestling from 1992 - 1996.
  • He became Head Coach of the Wrestling team in 1997 - 2007
  • Earned ECIC Coach of the Year honors in 2005 and 2006
  • His ability to motivate, educate, and mentor student athletes made Jon one of the most beloved coaches ever at Clarence
 
Alison Smith Duffy
 
Alison  
  • Class of 1988
  • Varsity Volleyball - 1 year
  • Varsity Cross Country - 4 years
  • Varsity Indoor Track - 4 years
  • Varsity Track - 4 years
  • 13 Varsity Red Letters
  • Set Clarence and NYS High Jump record as a freshman
  • Placed 4th at the NYS Championships as a freshman
  • Placed 1st at the NYS Championship as a sophomore
  • She won the Indoor and Outdoor NYS High Jump Championships as a junior and senior
  • Owns the Clarence and Section VI High Jump record at 6' 1.25"
  • Qualified for the 1988 Seoul Olympic Trials
  • Earned Scholarship to atten the University of Michigan
  • Earned a Big Ten Championship in the Heptathlon 
 
Dennis Webster

Dennis  
  • Class of 1988
  • Varsity Cross Country - 5 years
  • Varsity Indoor Track - 5 years
  • Varsity Track - 5 years
  • 15 Varsity Red Letters
  • 10 White Letters 
  • 17 time Section Champion 
  • 4 time Individual State Champion
  • Won the Indoor Track State Title in the 1000 meters and the National Title in the 800 meters at the course on the same weekend.
  • In the Outdoor State Track Championship, he won the 1600 meters.
  • As a Junior, Dennis won the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York City  with a time of 4:09 
  • Currently holds the school record in the 400, 600, 800 and 1000 meters
  • Member of the record setting 4 x 400 meter and 4 x 800 meter relay teams
  • Attend Dartmouth College on a full scholarship
  • Set the Ivy League 800 meter record
  • Earned All-American Honors 3 times in the 4 x 800 meter relay and qualified for the 1992 US Olympic Tirals in the 800 meters
 
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