Hall Of Fame Inductees for 2014
Six alumni were the 2014 inductees to the Attica Central School Hall of Fame.
Organized by the Attica Booster Club, Hall of Fame inductees are selected in recognition of contributions made to the ACS athletic program. They can be athletes, teams, coaches, teachers, administrators, or special contributors to Attica's rich sports history.
Six commemorative plaques honoring each of the inductees have been installed in the high school.
Randy Berry, Class of 1973
A three sport athlete, he showcased his athletic skills as a member of the football, basketball, and baseball squads. As a freshman, he was a starting running back on the varsity football team, starting shortstop on the varsity baseball team, and starting guard on the varsity basketball team.
He was a member of two undefeated athletic teams that have previously been inducted into the Attica Hall of Fame. While on the 1971 football team, his play at running back, safety, and kicker helped lead this team to an undefeated season. Likewise, in the spring of 1972, his stout play at both the shortstop position and pitching mound helped lead the baseball team to an undefeated season.
His passion for athletics was never more evident than in his community work of coaching at the AYA and high school levels. Everyone wanted to play for Coach Berry. He was like a pied-piper that children naturally gravitated to. He was not only compassionate about the game but to the kids as well.
Mr. Berry is a correctional officer at the Attica Correctional Facility and resides in Alden.
Tim Buckenmeyer, Class of 1998
A three sport athlete, he competed on the basketball, track, and cross-country teams. During his senior year, he was voted a Genesee Region League All-Star in basketball and track. He finished his career as a two-time Sectional Champion in the 400 meters and also became ACS’ first-ever state champ by winning the 400 meter dash at the New York State Championships.
After graduation, he attended SUNY Cortland before transferring to Division 1 Kent State University where he was a three-time conference runner-up and currently holds the 500 meter indoor record.
In 2012, he was inducted into the Section V Track and Field Hall of Fame. Mr. Buckenmeyer is a physical education teacher and athletic director of Holland Central Schools.
Rob Frew, Class of 1974
As a three sport varsity athlete, on the football, swimming, and golf teams, he left his mark.
He played a heavy role in leading the 1972-73 swim team to its memorable undefeated season. He was the 1973 Class B Sectional Champion in the 100-yard backstroke and was selected as a four-time Genesee Region League All-Star in swimming. He was also on the memorable 1973 and 1974 golf teams that went undefeated during league play. In 2013, those teams were inducted into the Hall of Fame.
In 2004, he stepped up to the plate to take the reins as the president of the Attica Booster Club, a position he held until 2012. Mr. Frew currently resides in Attica.
Lloyd Huling, Class of 1975
He was active in three varsity sport programs while a student at ACS: football, baseball, and basketball.
However, his primary focus was basketball; for which he was a three-year varsity starter scoring 788 points. This point total ranks as the fourth highest in ACS history.
He went onto play college basketball at Genesee Community College and Rochester Institute of Technology. While playing at GCC, he was a two-time All-Region basketball player. He was recently inducted into GCC’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Mr. Huling was sadly taken from us in 1996 and has been missed greatly ever since.
Kevin Kellogg, Class of 1976
While a student at ACS, he showcased his athletic prowess by playing four years of varsity football, three years of both varsity basketball and golf, and one year on the varsity baseball squad.
As a sophomore on the varsity football team, he was named a league all-star and given honorable mention for the All-Greater Rochester team. During his senior year, he played on the Section V golf team at the NYS Golf Championships.
He went on to play football in the Big Ten for Indiana University where kicked the winning points in the 1979 Holiday Bowl win over BYU. As a place-kicker, he set an Indiana University record for most extra points in a single game with seven.
Mr. Kellogg currently resides in Sacramento, California.
Lisa Luce Nixon, Class of 1998
A three sport athlete, she played basketball, but her main focus was track and cross-country where she still holds numerous school records. She was a two-time Genesee Region League All-Star in cross-country and a four-time GRL All-Star in track. In 1997, she represented ACS at the New York State Championships in both sports (it was her third trip to the state championships in track). In 1998, she was named the Attica Central School Female Athlete of the Year.
Upon graduation, she accepted a full Division 1 college scholarship to the University of Buffalo where she was a member of both the cross-country and track squads. In 1998, she was voted as the U.B. Track Rookie of the Year.
Mrs. Nixon resides in Attica.