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  • Honoring Athletes, Coaches and Benefactors whose outstanding performance has earned them the right to be enshrined in the
    Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The Sussex County Sports Hall of Fame

     1989 Inductees

    Stanley Case Jr.  - LINDA J. CORDES - FREDERICK GEFFKEN

    Richard (lefty) mulligan - Louis Terranova

    Stanley Case Jr. - Honorary Member 

    He was a 1941 graduate of Sussex High School.

    In 1961 was a member of the High Point and Sussex-Wantage Baseball League serving as coach.

    He managed the Sussex Farmers FROM 1962 1986, was All-Star manager 5 times.  He won 1 area championship.

    Holds the High Three Game series of 684 in the Hardyston B League and was Secretary of the Early Bird League at Franklin Lanes for 17 years.

    On May 13, 1987 was elected to the Morris County Bowling Association Board of Directors.

    Joined the Boy Scouts and became an Eagle scout.  Later served as Assist. Scoutmaster.

    Became a member of the Sussex Fire Department in 1956 and served as Secretary and President.  In 1978 was elected Chief.

    His community service included being elected to the Sussex Board of Education in 1960.

    LINDA J. CORDES 

    She graduated from Newton High School in 1977 where she excelled as a basketball player.  In 1975-76-77 earned All-County Honors and was named new Jersey Herald Athlete of the Year in 1977.  Newark Star Ledger First Team All-State in 1977.

    On February 12, 1976 became the first girl in Sussex County to SCORE 1000 points.  Scored 50 or more points in a game 4 times in a season.

    March 2, 1977 first girl in State of New Jersey to score 2000 points.

    On March 13, 1977 lead Newton to its first Sectional Basketball Title.

    Completed her High School career with 2150 points.

    In 1981 received her B.S. In Physical Education from the University of Delaware and as a student she worked with handicapped children.

    FREDERICK GEFFKEN 

    HE WAS A GRADUATE OF NEWTON HIGH SCHOOL WHERE HE PLAYED BASKETBALL AND BASEBALL.  IN 1978 RECEIVED A B.S. FROM PATERSON STATE COLLEGE.

    COACHED SPARTA HIGH SCHOOL TO THE S.C.I.L. CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1982-85-86-87.  LEAD HIS TEAM TO SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1985 AND 1986.

    IN 1985 WON STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP WITH A 29-0 RECORD.

    HIS TEAMS WON THE FOLLOWING CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENTS:  1980 AT HIGH POINT, 1981, 1982, 1984 AND 1985 AT BUTLER AND 1986 AT PARAMUS CATHOLIC.

    COACHED SPARTA TO THE SUSSEX COUNTY COACHES TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1985, 1986 AND 1987.

    HOLDS A BASKETBALL COACHING RECORD OF 57 STRAIGHT WINS.  HIS TEAMS RECEIVED STATE RANKING BY THE STAR LEDGER:  1985-2ND, 1986-3RD, AND 1987-5TH.

    WAS AWARDED COACH OF THE YEAR BY THE STAR LEDGER IN 1985 AND NEW JERSEY HERALD COACH OF THE YEAR IN 1985 AND 1986.

    WAS A CHAIRMAN OF THE SPARTA RECREATION COMMISSION AND IN 1975-78 WAS A MEMBER OF THE SPARTA BOARD OF EDUCATION.

    richard (lefty) mulligan 

    a 1936 graduate of newton high school whEre he pitched for 3 years on the varsity baseball team.  after graduation, he played on the very successful texaco team in newton.

    in 1939 he played professional baseball for trenton of the interstate league with a record of 15w-8l under manager goose goslin.

    played with the maryland team in 1940 and had a 16w-8l record.

    in 1941 was called up by the washington senators.

    in 1942-45 was called up for military service.

    in 1946 began the season with the national league phillies and later with the Boston braves.  had knee problems and finished the season with the minor league hartford team.

    played for the dallas rebels on the texas league in 1948 and reinjured his knee.

    after retirement, he settled in texas.

    Louis Terranova 

    He was a graduate from Newton High School in 1964 where he excelled in wrestling.  In 1960 DistricT and N.J.S.I.A.A. Champion 98 lbs.  N.J.S.I.A.A. District Champion in 1962 at the 123 lb. class.  Finished 4th in the State AAU Tournament in 1961 WAS champion at the State AAU Tournament at 125 lbs. in 1962 and 1963. 

    In 1964 came in 2nd in THE 125 lb. class.  In 1966 waS Fort Dix Wrestling Champion at 138 lbs and placed 2nd in the All Army Championships.  In 1965 was 125 lb. Weight Lifting Champion at Fort Dix.

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