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Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2021
 
 

Athlete(s)

Jessica Kaminski (1996) - Girls Track

Jessica Kaminski (1996) - Girls Track

Jessica participated in track, basketball, and cross country all four years at Wellsboro before she graduated in 1996. Kaminski was the 1st female in school history to win 5 state medals in track & field, including a 3rd place finish in the 800m and an 8th place finish in the 400m as a junior. She also helped lead the Lady Hornets to NTL and West Branch team championships and a runner up finish in districts.

In cross country Jessica was a 1st team NTL runner for 3 years and a 2nd team runner for one year, was the top Wellsboro runner her sophomore year, and finished in the top 10 at districts 3 years in a row. She also ran at states all four years, with a personal best 21st-place finish. During her time on the team the Lady Hornets were NTL champions for 3 years, and either District 4 champions or runners up all 4 years. Wellsboro also held the longest dual meet win streak, with only one loss during her freshman year.

Jessica graduated from Millersville University where she was All-Conference in the PSAC in the 800m run. After college, Jessica later came back to coach the Wellsboro cross country teams. She was the boys coach from 2004-2006 and the girls coach from 2007-2009. During that span she won the NTL twice, once with the boys, and once with the girls.

Jessica Kaminski (1996) - Girls Track

Jessica Kaminski (1996) - Girls Track
 

Jessica participated in track, basketball, and cross country all four years at Wellsboro before she graduated in 1996. Kaminski was the 1st female in school history to win 5 state medals in track & field, including a 3rd place finish in the 800m and an 8th place finish in the 400m as a junior. She also helped lead the Lady Hornets to NTL and West Branch team championships and a runner up finish in districts.

In cross country Jessica was a 1st team NTL runner for 3 years and a 2nd team runner for one year, was the top Wellsboro runner her sophomore year, and finished in the top 10 at districts 3 years in a row. She also ran at states all four years, with a personal best 21st-place finish. During her time on the team the Lady Hornets were NTL champions for 3 years, and either District 4 champions or runners up all 4 years. Wellsboro also held the longest dual meet win streak, with only one loss during her freshman year.

Jessica graduated from Millersville University where she was All-Conference in the PSAC in the 800m run. After college, Jessica later came back to coach the Wellsboro cross country teams. She was the boys coach from 2004-2006 and the girls coach from 2007-2009. During that span she won the NTL twice, once with the boys, and once with the girls.

 
 

Kelly Mann (1991) - Girls Basketball

Kelly Mann (1991) - Girls Basketball

Kelly is a 1991 graduate of Wellsboro who starred in volleyball, basketball, and track & field. Mann is the daughter of state high jump champion, and Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 member, Tom Mann.

Mann became a 1,000-point scorer for Wellsboro while leading the Lady Hornets to the Class AA district final, which they lost to Danville, and the state playoffs as a junior. In her senior year the Lady Hornets won their first 25 games of the 1990-91 season and Mann went on to be named to USA Today's national high school girls’ basketball all-star team as an honorable mention before going on to play collegially at both Susquehanna and Geneseo State.

In volleyball she was a two-time captain, went a combined 66-12 in three years, were two-time NTL West champions, and District IV runners up in 1989-90.

In track & field Mann led the team to an 11-0 finish in 88-89 as a sophomore where Wellsboro was both NTL and District IV champions. As a senior she competed at states in both the long and triple jump.

Most recently Kelly won a District IV title in the 2018-19 season as the head coach of the Mifflinburg girls basketball team, where she set a school record of 26 wins in a season with her twin daughters, Reagan and Riley.

Kelly Mann (1991) - Girls Basketball

Kelly Mann (1991) - Girls Basketball
 

Kelly is a 1991 graduate of Wellsboro who starred in volleyball, basketball, and track & field. Mann is the daughter of state high jump champion, and Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 member, Tom Mann.

Mann became a 1,000-point scorer for Wellsboro while leading the Lady Hornets to the Class AA district final, which they lost to Danville, and the state playoffs as a junior. In her senior year the Lady Hornets won their first 25 games of the 1990-91 season and Mann went on to be named to USA Today's national high school girls’ basketball all-star team as an honorable mention before going on to play collegially at both Susquehanna and Geneseo State.

In volleyball she was a two-time captain, went a combined 66-12 in three years, were two-time NTL West champions, and District IV runners up in 1989-90.

In track & field Mann led the team to an 11-0 finish in 88-89 as a sophomore where Wellsboro was both NTL and District IV champions. As a senior she competed at states in both the long and triple jump.

Most recently Kelly won a District IV title in the 2018-19 season as the head coach of the Mifflinburg girls basketball team, where she set a school record of 26 wins in a season with her twin daughters, Reagan and Riley.

 
 

Contributor(s)

Dr. Robert C. Bair

Dr. Robert C. Bair

Robert Bair was born in New Hope, PA, in 1920, where he played soccer because there was no football program there. Following WWII, medical school, and marriage to Grace Conrad, the couple moved to Wellsboro in 1955, where they quickly became good friends with Don Gill.

After repeated requests to restart the football program in Wellsboro and Bair's promise to aid in any way necessary, Don Gill agreed. A football program began in 1957 with Dr. Bair giving free physicals and volunteering as the team’s physician. That first year the team did not play other teams. They built a program. The following year, 1958, the Hornets were undefeated.

Realizing Dr. Bair's community spirit, the school asked him to do more and more doctoring, which he did with pleasure, giving free physicals to all the sports' teams, both boys and girls, for each sporting seasons throughout the year. He also volunteered as a team doctor, attending many, athletic events, especially football, basketball, wrestling, and track.

Dr. Bair has commented on numerous occasions that working with the young athletes of Wellsboro has been one of his greatest pleasures in life.

Dr. Robert C. Bair

Dr. Robert C. Bair
 

Robert Bair was born in New Hope, PA, in 1920, where he played soccer because there was no football program there. Following WWII, medical school, and marriage to Grace Conrad, the couple moved to Wellsboro in 1955, where they quickly became good friends with Don Gill.

After repeated requests to restart the football program in Wellsboro and Bair's promise to aid in any way necessary, Don Gill agreed. A football program began in 1957 with Dr. Bair giving free physicals and volunteering as the team’s physician. That first year the team did not play other teams. They built a program. The following year, 1958, the Hornets were undefeated.

Realizing Dr. Bair's community spirit, the school asked him to do more and more doctoring, which he did with pleasure, giving free physicals to all the sports' teams, both boys and girls, for each sporting seasons throughout the year. He also volunteered as a team doctor, attending many, athletic events, especially football, basketball, wrestling, and track.

Dr. Bair has commented on numerous occasions that working with the young athletes of Wellsboro has been one of his greatest pleasures in life.