Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016
 
 

Athlete(s)

Phil Hickey (1995) - Boys Basketball

Phil Hickey (1995) - Boys Basketball

Phil graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1995. Phil was twice named All-State in Boys Basketball, and led the Hornets to 3 NTL Championships. Phil set the school scoring record for points (2,584), which stood 13th all-time in the state when he graduated. Phil also set the rebounding record (1,468), blocked shots (338), foul shots (409-for-607), and field goals made (1,087).

Phil earned a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he played Basketball all 4 years. Phil signed a professional contract in Europe where he played 12 seasons, including 9 with a team in Finland.

Phil Hickey (1995) - Boys Basketball

Phil Hickey (1995) - Boys Basketball
 

Phil graduated from Wellsboro Area High School in 1995. Phil was twice named All-State in Boys Basketball, and led the Hornets to 3 NTL Championships. Phil set the school scoring record for points (2,584), which stood 13th all-time in the state when he graduated. Phil also set the rebounding record (1,468), blocked shots (338), foul shots (409-for-607), and field goals made (1,087).

Phil earned a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame, where he played Basketball all 4 years. Phil signed a professional contract in Europe where he played 12 seasons, including 9 with a team in Finland.

 
 

Tom Mann (1964) - Boys Track

Tom Mann (1964) - Boys Track

Tom graduated from Wellsboro in 1964 where he competed in Track during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Tom was District Champion in the High Jump all three years, he placed 4th in the High Jump in the state meet as a junior, and he placed 1st in the High Jump in the state meet during senior year, jumping 6-feet.

After high school, Tom attended Mansfield University graduating in 1968 with a degree in secondary Math. Tom competed in track all four years and placed 2nd in the high jump in his freshman year in the conference.

Tom taught at Wellsboro from 1968-1982 and coached the boys track during that time. Under his leadership, the team won districts in 1972. Tom then went on to teach in the Northern Tioga School District from 1984-2007 and coached girls track from 1984-1990, before retiring from teaching in 2007.

Tom Mann (1964) - Boys Track

Tom Mann (1964) - Boys Track
 

Tom graduated from Wellsboro in 1964 where he competed in Track during his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Tom was District Champion in the High Jump all three years, he placed 4th in the High Jump in the state meet as a junior, and he placed 1st in the High Jump in the state meet during senior year, jumping 6-feet.

After high school, Tom attended Mansfield University graduating in 1968 with a degree in secondary Math. Tom competed in track all four years and placed 2nd in the high jump in his freshman year in the conference.

Tom taught at Wellsboro from 1968-1982 and coached the boys track during that time. Under his leadership, the team won districts in 1972. Tom then went on to teach in the Northern Tioga School District from 1984-2007 and coached girls track from 1984-1990, before retiring from teaching in 2007.

 
 

Coach(es)

Keith Tombs

Keith Tombs

Keith Tombs coached for the Wellsboro School District from 1964 through 2007. He coached 8 sports for various years which amounted to 72 sports seasons in those 43 years. The teams accumulated over 1,000 victories and over 30 NTL championships. Coach Tombs served as Athletic Director for 12 years in addition to teaching math. He has also been inducted as a member of the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame and the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Tombs currently resides in Greencastle with his wife Jill. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. The Tombs have 3 children, Jennifer, Brian and Janelle and 5 grandchildren, Nick, Michael, Leah, Rachel and Lauren.

Keith Tombs

Keith Tombs
 

Keith Tombs coached for the Wellsboro School District from 1964 through 2007. He coached 8 sports for various years which amounted to 72 sports seasons in those 43 years. The teams accumulated over 1,000 victories and over 30 NTL championships. Coach Tombs served as Athletic Director for 12 years in addition to teaching math. He has also been inducted as a member of the Pennsylvania American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame and the Tioga County Sports Hall of Fame.

Coach Tombs currently resides in Greencastle with his wife Jill. They recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. The Tombs have 3 children, Jennifer, Brian and Janelle and 5 grandchildren, Nick, Michael, Leah, Rachel and Lauren.

 
 

Anne McNaight

Anne McNaight

Anne McNaight graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1966. She was a 4 year varsity starter on both the basketball and softball teams. In 1964 the JJHS basketball team was undefeated, and in 1965 and 1966 the softball teams were undefeated.

After high school, Anne attended East Stroudsburg State College. There she played 4 years of basketball and lacrosse. In 1970, Anne was the lacrosse team captain. She was also named the college's outstanding senior female athlete.

Anne was hired to start the 1970-71 school year at Wellsboro High School as the girls physical educator and basketball coach. Basketball was the only sport offered to girls at that time, and she was just the second coach (varsity 1970-1977, middle school 1979-1984). Starting both track and field (1970-1989) and volleyball (1970-1995, minus two seasons for graduate school) teams on a limited basis in 1970, she went on to coach both teams as they expanded into leagues. Combined her teams won 29 varsity league and district championships, was the top JV team once, and best middle school team twice. Her combined coaching record is 589-160-4.

Anne McNaight

Anne McNaight
 

Anne McNaight graduated from Juniata Joint High School in 1966. She was a 4 year varsity starter on both the basketball and softball teams. In 1964 the JJHS basketball team was undefeated, and in 1965 and 1966 the softball teams were undefeated.

After high school, Anne attended East Stroudsburg State College. There she played 4 years of basketball and lacrosse. In 1970, Anne was the lacrosse team captain. She was also named the college's outstanding senior female athlete.

Anne was hired to start the 1970-71 school year at Wellsboro High School as the girls physical educator and basketball coach. Basketball was the only sport offered to girls at that time, and she was just the second coach (varsity 1970-1977, middle school 1979-1984). Starting both track and field (1970-1989) and volleyball (1970-1995, minus two seasons for graduate school) teams on a limited basis in 1970, she went on to coach both teams as they expanded into leagues. Combined her teams won 29 varsity league and district championships, was the top JV team once, and best middle school team twice. Her combined coaching record is 589-160-4.

 
 

Team(s)

1997 Girls Cross Country Team

1997 Girls Cross Country Team
 

The only PIAA State Championship team in Wellsboro High School history and one (1) of four (4) teams from Tioga County to win a PIAA championship. The girls had an undefeated dual meet season as well as being champs of the Big Valley and NTL Coaches Invitationals. They defeated rival Danville to win the District IV title and then the same Danville team by one point in a very exciting state meet. Hard work, vigorous training and support for each other helped key this season.

The team was captained by seniors Kim Sayre and Sheila Swagler and featured 3 sets of sisters. Tara and Daria Guelig, Joanna and Flori Simonis, and Kim and Holly Sayre. Other team members were Jessica Spencer, Allison Dillon, Jehanna Howe, Crystal Plumley, Hannah Moore, Amy Czako and Margaret Rathmel. Head Coach was Aaron Yungwirth and assistants Jill and Keith Tombs.