Inductees - 2005

Sebastion J. "Buddy" Amato 1947
Basketball and Baseball
Sebastion J. "Buddy" Amato, class of 1947, was an All-Time HPHS Basketball player.  He lettered three years and captained the 1946-47 team.   He made All-City, All-District, and All-State that year leading the Owls to a share of the City crown with Bulkeley.  He also was a standout baseball player. 
 
Buddy attended Arnold College where he played basketball and also track and gymnastics. 
 
He was a well respected basketball official for over 20 years.  He was a physical education teacher in the City of Hartford school system from 1953-1957.   From 1957-1960 he was a physical education teacher at Goodwin Tech and was also the basketball and baseball coach.   Buddy was a guidance counselor for many years and  the department head at Stafford High School, retiring in 1990. 
 
At retirement, Buddy recieved a citation from the general assembly in appreciation and recognition of his 33 years of distinguished service to youth. 
 
He recieved the "Volunteer of the Year" citation from the AARP chapter in 2002.  
 
  
Joe Cirone
Coach
Joe Cirone, was an outstanding multi sport coach at HPHS for 24 years. 
 
He was head coach of football 1963-1980 winning 62 games, which is fourth most in school history behind Johnn Newell HOF (112), Jack LaPlante HOF (98), and current coach Harry Bellucci 75.  His 1970-72 teams were the best, going 22-4 and consistently being ranked in the Top Five in the State Polls.
 
His was the assistant to Basketball Coach Joe Kubachka HOF in 1961 and 1962 when the Owls won consecutive New England Championships and the CIAC Class A Championship in 1962.  He also coached Varsity Baseball. 
 
His coaching success followed a solid collegiate career at Arnold College and the University of Bridgeport, 1950-1954.  He was Little All-American 2nd team and All-Connecticut 1953.  Played on U.S. Army teams in Europe and with the local area Manchester Pros.  
 
As a community activist assignments included serving as honorary chairperson of the tuberculosis drive in Hartford.  He had been appointed by former teammate and NFL star Andy Robustelli, who was the National Chairperson. 
Dr Edward J. Conway 1937
Swimming and Track
Dr, Edward J. Conway, class of 1937, was a star in the pool and on the track. 
 
Was a member of outstanding swimming team all four years.  He was the state record holder in the backstroke.  He was the major point getter as the Owls lost only one meet in four years, under legedary Coach Larry Amann. 
 
He was a school activist, member of the French Club and Athletic Association.  He also competed in track. 
 
He went onto Trinity College, graduating in 1941.  There he was a member of the swimming team.
He then went to Yale Medical School,  1941-1944.  He interned at Hartford Hospital 1944-1945.  He then was a captain in the U.S. Medical Corps, 1945-1947.  He did a residency at Hartford Hospital, 1947 to 1949.   Dr. Edward J. Conway remained at Hartford Hospitalin internal medicine, 1949-1957, 1958-1984, retiring  as senior staff. 
 
 
   
Lynn Dennis 1979
Swimming, Track, and Cross Country
Lynn Dennis, class of 1979, was a record breaking varsity letter winner in track and swimming for four years, 1976 to 1979.  She also ran on the girls cross country team in 1978, the first year of the sport. 
 
Lynn was a star on the HPHS track teams.  They won the state title in 1977 and 1978.  The 1977 championship was the first ever for the Lady Owls who also won the CDC crown in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979. 
 
Lynn was a member of All-Conference teams and set city and school records in the mile and two mile distances. 
 
Lynn was the girls swimming team MVP 1976, 1977, and 1978.  Captain;  She went to the States in 1976, 1977, and 1978.  She also starred on the combined boys\girls team in 1979.   Records include 100 yard butterfly, 100 yard backstroke, 4 X 100 yard freestyle relay, 200 yard individual medley and 4 X 100 intermediate relay. 
 
Lynn was influencial in guiding the HPHS approach to Physical Education and balance in the athletic program.
 
Lynn attended Springfield College and graduated in 1983.  She was on the swim team freshman and junior years. 
 
 
Nick Dione 1941
Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Nick Dione, class of 1941, was the only three sport letterman in the class.  He played baseball for four years and football and basketball his junior and senior seasons.  The 1940 baseball team won the City and District crowns going 9-1-1.  The 1941 team went 6-4 winning the City crown.  He was captain of the 1941 squad. 
 
Nick served in the U.S. Army and fought in Europe during the war.  He was also a member of the service baseball and basketball teams. 
 
From 1950 to 1960 he played in the Hartford Industrial (Dusty) baseball league.
 
He coached Windsor Locks Babe Ruth teams in 1964 and 1965, the 65 team copping the divisional crown. 
 
Nick was a community activitist;  Member of the VFW, the Stanadyne's Foremans Club and Industrial Management Club,  the Knights of Columbus and other organizations. 
 
He was the Clarence Horace Wickham Award winner for the class of 1941 signifying good sportsmanship and achievement in athletics.  
Stan Egnat 1958
Basketball
Stan Egnat, class of 1958, was a star basketball player on the traditionally strong Hartford Public High School program in the late 1950's.  He also played baseball for the Owls.
 
Stan was a star on Joe Kubachka's 1957-1958 team .  That team, led by Stan,  went 15-4  and tied for City and CDC championships.  They lost in the Class A semifinals.  Stan was solid at both ends of the court.  At season's end was named to the Connecticut All-State team.  He also made the CIAC Class A All-Tournament team as selected by the sportswriters who covered the action in the New Haven Arena. 
 
Stan served in the U.S. Military Army Police 1960-1966. 
 
Stan stayed close to the game of basketball as a semi-pro player, and was associated with the New Britain Boys and Girls Club for 18 years.  
 
Allen Frazier 1954
Track and Cross Country
Allen Frazier, class of 1954, was a track and cross country star.  Hartford Public High has had many great runners and Allen Frazier was one of the best. 
 
Some successes include,  served as captain of the track and cross country teams in both his junior and senior seasons. 
 
As a junior won the first ever state two mile indoor championship.  As a senior, captured the state cross country championship and was the top Connecticut finisher in the New Englands. 
 
He took his talents to UConn.  He was captain of track and cross country there also.  He competed in the National cross country meet.  In track he primarily ran the half mile, mile and two mile.  He also picked up points in the hurdles and held the 1000 yard indoor record. 
 
He joined the Marines and set the Corps record in the half mile.  He also coached the U.S. Military Far East Interservice track team. 
 
He introduced and coached the first cross country team at Rockville High School. 
 
As a principal and superintendent served as administrative representative on CIAC committees. 
 
Harvey Kendall 1990
Football, Basketball, and Track
Harvey Kendall, class of 1990, has a long list of athletic accomplishments from 1987 through 1990 at Hartford Public.  To summarize he did it all!
 
Harvey was All-American, All-New England, All-State, All-Conference, All-Greater Hartford, and All-City, spread out over track, basketball, and football. 
 
Track, 1987;  City, Greater Hartford, CCC East triple jump champion. 
1988, City, triple jump, high jump champion; Greater Hartford, CCC East, Class LL triple jump champion.
1989, City, triple jump, high jump champion;  Greater Hartford, Class LL state triple jump champion;  CCC East triple jump champion, 4X100 relay champion. 
1990, City high jump, 4x100 relay champion; Greater Hartford triple jump, high jump champion; CCC East triple jump, high jump, 4X100 relay champion; Class LL triple jump, high jump champion;  State Open triple jump and high jump champion. 
 
Honors\Awards:  All-American, 1988, 1989, 1990; All-New England 1989 and 1990.  All-State 1988, 1989, and 1990;  All-Conference and All-City four years;  Gatorade Athlete of the year 1988 and 1990;  Connecticut Athlete of the Year 1990.  New England athlete of the year 1990.  USA Today Connecticut Prep\High School Athlete of the Year, 1990. 
 
Basketball, All- State Class LL, 1990.  McDonalds All-American Nominee, 1990. 
Football, All-State Honorable mention, 1990. 
 
Harvey graduated from St Augustine College, 1996.  All-American in Track, indoors and outdoors, 1995 and 1996. 
Dr Daryl King 1972
Track
Dr. Daryl King, class of 1972, was an All-Time great HPHS track star.  He was part of ten indoor and outdoor State Championships from 1969 through 1972.  He was a strong contributor to all of them, coached by the legendary Lindy Remigino. 
 
His 5 individual state titles included the 800 yard run,  the 300 yard run (twice), and the 600 yard run
(also t wice).
 
He established state records in the 600 yard run and the 800 yard run, both of which still stand.  And his best HPHS times in the 400, 600, and 800 have never been bettered. 
 
In 1972, at the Golden West Invitational, finished 2nd in the 880 yard race .  His time of 1:51.5 set school and state records. 
 
At UConn, his 1:09.5 at 600 yards in 1976 was a collegiate best.
Bill Lesinski 1960
Football
Bill Lesinski,  1960, an All-Time football star for the Owls went on to be a respected coach and athletic administrator. 
 
Bill was All-State at guard, 1959.  Also, All-CDC his senior season. 
 
He attended Boston University, 1960-1963, and starred in football.  He was All-American, All-New England, All-Conference, and All-East.  He was captain his senior season.
 
Bill was a player coach with the Hartford Charter Oaks,  1964-1965.  Also played for the Waterbury Orbits, 1966-1967 and the Hartford Knights 1968. 
 
He was head football coach at Windsor High, 1969-1980.  Teams won the CVC title in 1973 and 1975, compiling ten winning seasons.  He boys track teams had a 30 meet winning streak and he was a strong advocate for girls athletic programming. 
 
He was Windsor AD 1980-1993 and New Britain AD 1993-1999. Bill is a Memeber, Official in many organizations.
 National Association for Sport and Physical Education
 Athletic Director State of Connecticut - CAAD
 Eastern Regional Athletic Director of the Year - NCSSAND
 Finalist for the National Athletic Director of the Year
 Athletic Director of the Year - NASPE Connecticut High School Coaches Association
 
Stan Malis 1952
Football, Basketball, and Baseball
Stan Malis, Class of 1952, was an outstanding player in the tradition of the proud Hartford Public High School athletic program, competing in three sports, football, basketball, and baseball. 
 
In football he played four years, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951.  He was All-State as an end in 1951.  He was All-District three years,  1949, 1950, and 1951.  The 1951 team went 7-1 and won the S. Polk Waskowitz Trophy, symbolic of the Connecticut State Champion. 
 
He also played baseball two years, 1949 and 1951 and basketball for two, 1949 and 1950. 
 
He is a 1957 graduate of the University of Connecticut. 
 
Stan was chairperson of the 1963 Insurance City Open (GHO); he recieved the Greater Hartford Junior Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Man of the Year award, 1967;   President of the International Golf sponsors association 1968;  He was chairperson of the Connecticut State Board of Accounting, 1982 to 1989;  Stan also was a member of the State of Connecticut Gambling Commission. 
 
Joe Mascolo 1942
Baseball
Joe Mascolo, class of 1942, was a pre-World War II Hartford Public baseball star. 
 
Joe played second base and shortstop on strong teams in 1941 and 1942 under Coach Woodie Woodworth.
HPHS won the city titles both years and the District and Triangular in 1942.  His American Legion team won the state championship in 1940. 
 
Joe recieved professional offers, signing with the St Louis Cardinals.  He played in the Cardinals system until the U.S. Navy called him into the service early in World War II.  
 
He served on the USS Baltimore a heavy cruiser, in the Pacific.   He was awarded four battle stars, then was assigned to an officer's training program at Cornell University.  Served as captain, and played shortstop for the "Big Red's" 1945 baseball team. 
 
Joe pursued a career in Engineering. He played in the New Britain Industrial League and the Hartford Twilight League, and coached youth baseball. 
 
Carlos Mouta 1979
Soccer
Carlos Mouta, class of 1979, was a very accomplished, much honored soccer player at Hartford Public High School. 
 
Carlos was a varsity starter all four years.  He was a stalwart on the 1977 CIAC Class LL State Championship team.  He was All-State 1977 and 1978.  All-New England 1977 and 1978.  Also, All-CDC 1976 to 1978.  He is the Owls career scoring leader and MVP of the 1977 and 1978 teams. Most Valuable Player in the Class LL Final in 1977.  He was the first recipient of the Bill Newell Memorial Award. 
 
Went to Post College then Central Connecticut.  At Post was 2nd team All-American 1980, All-New England and All-League 1979 and 1980.  At CCSU all-time assist leader.  Majored in marketing. 
 
Carlos played semi-pro in the Connecticut Soccer League for five years.  He coaches his daughter's soccer teams. 
 
He played on the Hartford Portugese soccer team that went to St. Louis for the Amateur Cup Final Four in 1984. 
 
Carlos is a Board member for the Boy's and Girl's Club and an executive director for the Connecticut River Community Bank.  Carlos has strong community ties and is President of the Parkvile Business Association.
 
Ray Parker 1962
Track, Cross Country, and Gymnastics
Ray Parker, class of 1962, was one of the most versatile athletes in Hartford Public High Schools track history. A powerful competitor in nine different events he also starred in cross country and gymnastics. 
 
Ray won seven individual state track championships, the 180 yard high hurdles (twice),  the 60 and 120 yard high hurdles,  long jump (twice), and the 300 yard run. 
 
He set the HPHS long jump record of 23 feet in the New Englands. 
 
He teamed with Gene Tetreault and Ron Thompson to score all the Owls points in winning the 1962 State Championship. 
 
His performances led the Owls teams to a combined four state titles (indoor and outdoor).  
 
Ray went onto Central Connecticut and star on Blue Devil track teams coached by Ted Owen.
Louis V. Sanzaro Jr. 1943
Football
Lou Sanzaro, class of 1943, was a star football lineman for Coach Johnny Newell led Hartford Public High School teams, from 1940 to 1942.   The 1942 edition won the City Title, defeating Bulkeley and Weaver. 
 
Lou was a two time All-City and All-District selection, 1941 and 1942.  He was a member of the Connecticut All-State team in 1942. 
 
Highlights of the 1942 campaign were Lou's strong play leading the Owls to a 6-6 tie with eventual state champion and rival New Britain.  In the Thanksgiving Day game the Owls upset undefeated and untied Weaver 7-0 to clinch the City Championship. 
 
Lou was a World War II and a Korean War veteran.  He served as a captain in the Connecticut National Guard.  He had a long and distinguished career as an educator in Hartford. 
 
He was a community leader serving on various boards and commissions.  He coached three years in the midget football program. 
 
 
John F. "Jack" Scully 1943
Baseball, Basketball, and Cross Country
Jack Scully, class of 1943, was a three sport star athlete at Hartford Public,  Baseball, Basketball, and Cross Country in addition to being an excellent student. 
 
He played baseball three years, 1941, 1942, and 1943.  Basketball 1942 and 1943.  Cross Country 1942. 
 
Jack is a U.S. Navy veteran World War II, 1944-1946.  He served in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre.  He attended Trinity College after serving  and played two years of basketball and four years of baseball, 1946-1950. He graduated with honors,  1950. 
 
He pitched professionally in the Cincinnati Reds farm system and played in the Greater Hartford Twilight League and was a strong right handed pitcher. 
 
Jack recieved LL.B Degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 1954.  Jack practiced law for 44 years retiring in 1999.  He was a community leader in many ways. 
 
Legendary basketball coach John Wooden noted "Sports do not build character, they reveal it".  Jack Scully's character was, in the purest sense, that of a leader and a team player, as he demonstrated through his impressive athletic career and admirable life. 
 
Jack Scully died on September 9th, 2004. 
 
James L. Woodworth Jr.
Coach
James "Woodie" Woodworth was Hartford Public's Baseball coach from 1931 to 1947 producing outstanding teams and players.  Outstanding players include a long list of HPHS Hall of Famers Pete Naktenis, Bill Pitkin, Hal Heintz, Jack Scully, Joe Mascolo, Larry Hutnick, Paul Mazzarella, Ralph Viola, and Buddy Amato.  He also coached George Woodend who had a short stint in the Major Leagues with the Boston Braves in 1944 appearing in 3 games.  His teams won nine city titles and dominated 1940 to 1947 winning seven of eight titles .  During that span his teams were 59-23-2 and also won the District title three times. 
 
Woodie was born in New London July 23, 1903.  He prepared for a career as an educator by graduating from New London Bulkeley High School in 1923.  He graduated from Amherst College in 1927 and went on to attend the Harvard School of Education.   
 
Throughout his career he was a respected teacher at HPHS for 34 years,  1930-1964. 
 
Jim Woodworth,  whose hobbies included tennis which he played until he was 89,  died in 2001.  He was 97.
 
George Zalucki 1956
Basketball and Football
George Zalucki, class of 1956, was a strong basketball and football star for Hartford Public. 
 
In basketball made the first ever All-CDC team in team following the 1954-1955 season.  In football made All-District as a tackle. 
 
George served in the Marine Corps from 1956 to 1958. 
 
George was awarded a basketball scholarship to Providence College.  In 1961 he led the Friars to the NIT Championship with a 62-59 win over the St. Louis Billikens.  George scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds to send the Billikens on their way.  He was selected to the All-Tournament team. 
 
George taught and coached baseball, basketball, and golf at Johnson and Wales.  His hoop teams averaged 25 wins a season over a three year span.  Won two New England titles in basketball, golf teams three.  Baseball teams consistently had winning records.  George provided scholarship assistance to help HPHS Students. 
 
George Zalucki began a 50 plus year career as a personal development coach, motivational speaker, and a builder of champion entrepreneurs.  His businesses are international and he is highly respected,  well known, and successfull.