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Wellsboro Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2022
 
 

Athlete(s)

Ryan Callahan (1994) - Baseball

Ryan Callahan (1994) - Baseball

Ryan graduated with honors from Wellsboro in 1994, where he received 14 Varsity letters in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country and was awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete. In 1989, he pitched a "no-hitter" striking out 20 of the 21 outs and is currently the 2nd all-time leading boys basketball scorer with 1,713 points.

After graduation Ryan received a scholarship to play baseball and Division I Ohio University. He led the team in 1996 with 5 triples and was in the top 3 in hitting with a .380 average. In 1997 Ohio was Mid-American Conference champions and participated in the College World Series.

After college Ryan played semi-pro baseball for the Cohocton Redwings, a summer league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

Ryan Callahan (1994) - Baseball

Ryan Callahan (1994) - Baseball
 

Ryan graduated with honors from Wellsboro in 1994, where he received 14 Varsity letters in baseball, basketball, track, and cross country and was awarded the Outstanding Male Athlete. In 1989, he pitched a "no-hitter" striking out 20 of the 21 outs and is currently the 2nd all-time leading boys basketball scorer with 1,713 points.

After graduation Ryan received a scholarship to play baseball and Division I Ohio University. He led the team in 1996 with 5 triples and was in the top 3 in hitting with a .380 average. In 1997 Ohio was Mid-American Conference champions and participated in the College World Series.

After college Ryan played semi-pro baseball for the Cohocton Redwings, a summer league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

 
 

Alex Marple (2011) - Girls Basketball

Alex Marple (2011) - Girls Basketball

Alex was named the John Antoine Prevost Female Athlete of the Year in 2011. Marple was a three-sport athlete all four years of high school. She was a two-year starter in volleyball and a four-year starter in basketball, where she scored 1,311 career points, which ranks 3rd all-time in Wellsboro history.

In track, Alex was a state qualifier in the 100m hurdles and both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Her junior year she was a state semi-finalist in the 100m hurdles and finished 4th in the 4x400m relay her senior year.

After graduation Marple attended Division II Le Moyne College in Syracuse and played women's basketball. During her career she scored 1,234 points, started 85-of-111 games, and was captain and MVP in her senior year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelors in physics and civil engineering and made the Dean’s List all 8 semesters.

Alex Marple (2011) - Girls Basketball

Alex Marple (2011) - Girls Basketball
 

Alex was named the John Antoine Prevost Female Athlete of the Year in 2011. Marple was a three-sport athlete all four years of high school. She was a two-year starter in volleyball and a four-year starter in basketball, where she scored 1,311 career points, which ranks 3rd all-time in Wellsboro history.

In track, Alex was a state qualifier in the 100m hurdles and both the 4x100m and 4x400m relays. Her junior year she was a state semi-finalist in the 100m hurdles and finished 4th in the 4x400m relay her senior year.

After graduation Marple attended Division II Le Moyne College in Syracuse and played women's basketball. During her career she scored 1,234 points, started 85-of-111 games, and was captain and MVP in her senior year. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with her bachelors in physics and civil engineering and made the Dean’s List all 8 semesters.

 
 

Steve Radocaj (1978) - Football

Steve Radocaj (1978) - Football

Steve participated in football, track, wrestling, and basketball. He was members of both the 1974 and 1977 NTL championship teams and earned All-Conference and All-Twin Tiers honors, and was selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic. He is Wellsboro's only selection to play in the game.

As a member of the track team Radocaj set the school's javelin record and placed 3rd at the PIAA State Championships. After graduation Radocaj spent a year at Wyoming Seminary College Prep then attended Mansfield University.

At Mansfield, Radocaj was a four-year starter, set multiple school tackle records, and earned All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors, and was selected as Athlete of the Year twice. In 1996 Radocaj was inducted into Mansfield University's Athletic Hall of Fame. Radocaj would later go on to coach football and track at both Wellsboro and Williamsport, and spent multiple years as an assistant football coach at Lycoming College.

Steve Radocaj (1978) - Football

Steve Radocaj (1978) - Football
 

Steve participated in football, track, wrestling, and basketball. He was members of both the 1974 and 1977 NTL championship teams and earned All-Conference and All-Twin Tiers honors, and was selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic. He is Wellsboro's only selection to play in the game.

As a member of the track team Radocaj set the school's javelin record and placed 3rd at the PIAA State Championships. After graduation Radocaj spent a year at Wyoming Seminary College Prep then attended Mansfield University.

At Mansfield, Radocaj was a four-year starter, set multiple school tackle records, and earned All-Conference, All-Region, and All-American honors, and was selected as Athlete of the Year twice. In 1996 Radocaj was inducted into Mansfield University's Athletic Hall of Fame. Radocaj would later go on to coach football and track at both Wellsboro and Williamsport, and spent multiple years as an assistant football coach at Lycoming College.

 
 

Janelle Tombs (1996) - Girls Basketball

Janelle Tombs (1996) - Girls Basketball

Janelle graduated from Wellsboro in 1996, where she participated and earned four varsity letters in both cross country and basketball and won the Shelly Taynton Memorial Award. In cross country she was a 4-time all-star, qualified for stat all 4 years with a top finish of 39th overall. After dropping their opening dual meet her freshman year, Wellsboro never lost a dual meet the rest of her career and won two District 4 championships and were runners-up twice.

In basketball, Janelle is currently Wellsboro’s 2nd all-time leading scorer and holds the record for three-pointers in a season and in her career. Also a distinguished softball player, Janelle held the record for career batting average and single-season batting average.

Janelle attended Houghton College after graduation to play basketball. She was a 4-year starter and 3-year captain. She was also a two-time all-conference selection and led the team in scoring her senior year.

Janelle Tombs (1996) - Girls Basketball

Janelle Tombs (1996) - Girls Basketball
 

Janelle graduated from Wellsboro in 1996, where she participated and earned four varsity letters in both cross country and basketball and won the Shelly Taynton Memorial Award. In cross country she was a 4-time all-star, qualified for stat all 4 years with a top finish of 39th overall. After dropping their opening dual meet her freshman year, Wellsboro never lost a dual meet the rest of her career and won two District 4 championships and were runners-up twice.

In basketball, Janelle is currently Wellsboro’s 2nd all-time leading scorer and holds the record for three-pointers in a season and in her career. Also a distinguished softball player, Janelle held the record for career batting average and single-season batting average.

Janelle attended Houghton College after graduation to play basketball. She was a 4-year starter and 3-year captain. She was also a two-time all-conference selection and led the team in scoring her senior year.

 
 

Coach(es)

John DeLeonardis

John DeLeonardis

"Coach Dee" is originally from Wilkinsburg (Pittsburgh area), graduating in 1971. In school he participated in football, cross country, and track, with track being his primary sport. Coach Dee attended Millersville University where he ran track until his junior year. He broke records in the 40-, 60-, 100-, and 220-yard dash in college, and currently holds the record in the 100-yard dash.

After college, Coach Dee migrated to Wellsboro where he taught at the Charlotte Lappla Elementary School for 34 years, before retiring in 2009. Coach Dee has done stats for multiple Wellsboro athletic programs, most notably he spent 21 years as the football team's main statistician. He has also been a volleyball official, has volunteered with Wellsboro's track sprinters since 2005, and was the district's Strength and Conditioning Coach for 14.5 years.

John DeLeonardis

John DeLeonardis
 

"Coach Dee" is originally from Wilkinsburg (Pittsburgh area), graduating in 1971. In school he participated in football, cross country, and track, with track being his primary sport. Coach Dee attended Millersville University where he ran track until his junior year. He broke records in the 40-, 60-, 100-, and 220-yard dash in college, and currently holds the record in the 100-yard dash.

After college, Coach Dee migrated to Wellsboro where he taught at the Charlotte Lappla Elementary School for 34 years, before retiring in 2009. Coach Dee has done stats for multiple Wellsboro athletic programs, most notably he spent 21 years as the football team's main statistician. He has also been a volleyball official, has volunteered with Wellsboro's track sprinters since 2005, and was the district's Strength and Conditioning Coach for 14.5 years.