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hof2011_120Each year the Lansing Athletics Hall Of Fame inducts new members in a ceremony held at the high school gym between the varsity and junior varsity basketball games.  This year four individual athletes and the 1986-1987 Women's Volleyball Team were inducted.  The volleyball team had the additional distinction of being the first women's team to be inducted since the Hall Of Fame was begun in 1998.

"We hope this evening's ceremony will encourage Lansing's current and future athletes to aspire to work hard and develop both individual and team accomplishments that may some day warrant consideration for induction into the Hall Of Fame," said Hall Of Fame Committee Chair Marty Christopher.

The 'Class of 2010' includes four individual athletes.  Carrie Wright Moore was honored for swimming and diving, indoor track, and track & field.  Katie Crandall Mayo played softball for four years, finishing as Outstanding Female Athlete in her class.  Kenneth R. Henry II had seven varsity letters.  He was especially honored for his contributions in baseball and football.  Casey Crandall was honored for football , baseball, and basketball.

Hall Of Fame members were invited to a reception in the high school before the ceremony, and to a celebration at Crossroads Bar & Grill afterward.  The ceremony was begun by Hall Of Fame Committee Chair Marty Christopher.  Christopher recognized former inductees, as well as Tina Mallinson who assists each year, the Lansing Booster Club which raises money for the plaques.

hof2011_individualsKen Henry (left), Casey Crandall, Carrie Wright Moore (left) Katie Crandall Mayo

Next he turned the podium over to 'the talented, popular, and dynamic voice of Lansing Bobcat sports, a Hall Of Fame member himself, Geoff Hawk Wright'.  Wright thanked Ronnie Eastman and Christopher for helping him collect the statistics and histories of the inductees (see below).

"This is an extremely talented group of athletes," he said.

The Hall Of Fame is an actual hall behind the gym in Lansing High School.  Each Hall Of Fame member has a plaque displayed on the wall with his or her picture (or a picture of member teams).  Two plaques are made for each member.  One with a color picture is presented to individual inductees, and a duplicate with a black and white picture is mounted on the Hall Of Fame wall.  With the addition of the 'Class of 2010' last Saturday the number of members rose to 65.

Normally Christopher presents the plaques to new Hall Of Fame members, but a highlight of this year's ceremony was the induction of three athletes whose fathers had previously been inducted.  The plaques were presented by their Hall Of Fame member dads.  Katie Crandall Mayo and Casey Crandall's father, Chuck Crandall, was among the inductees in the 'Class of 1998', the first group of athletes to be inducted.  Carrie Wright Moore's father, Geoff Wright, became a member in the 'Class of 2006'.

Anyone may submit nominations, as long as they meet the requirements set out on the nomination form.  Former Lansing athletes and teams must have graduated from Lansing High School a minimum of ten years prior to being nominated.  Coach/Administrators must have left the district a minimum of two years prior, and contributors may be actively assisting an athletic program. There is no time limit on posthumous nominees.  The Hall Of Fame Committee requires nominations be submitted on the form, which is available around town and on the Hall Of Fame Web site.

Lansing Athletic Hall Of Fame
'Class of 2010'
(Athlete Rundowns by Geoff Wright)
hof2011_carrieCarrie Wright Moore recieves her plaque from her father, Geoff WrightCarrie Wright graduated in 1999 and was a 13 time varsity letter winner, earning 3 in Indoor Track & Field, 5 in Outdoor Track & Field and 5 in Swimming and Diving. In Indoor Track & Field, she was the record holder in the 55 Meter Hurdles and 55 meter dash. She was a member of the record setting 800 Meter Relay team, while running with Caelin Corina, Wendy Allen and Kim Van Pelt. Wright was a member of Lansing's first In-door Track & Field Team in 1996, and they promptly won three consecutive IAC Championships. Their 3 year record was 24-3. Wright captained the in-door team as a junior and again as a senior.

In Outdoor Track & Field, she participated in the 55 & 100 Meter hurdles, 400 meter relay, 100 yard dash and Pole Vault. As a sophomore, she was the first IAC female to pole vault in competition, and was a member of the school record setting team in the 400 Meter Shuttle Hurdles, along with Brianne Larsen, Kim Van Pelt and Tina Ellis.

As a senior, Carrie pole vaulted to a first place finish in the Lansing Invitational, setting a school record. Her 400 Meter Relay Team finished second at the Section IV Class C Championship Meet in 1996 and again in 1997. In 1998 and 1999, they were Section IV Champions. The relay team was made up of Kim Van Pelt, Melanie Sweazey, Gloria Lowe and Wright. The 1999 time set a school record. As a senior she also ran on the record setting 3200 yard relay with Kristy Kemple, Anna Withiam and Carrie Richards. They set the record in a First Place finish at the Trumansburg Invitational. Hall of Fame Coach Jason Eade said, "Carrie had outstanding leadership qualities. She was always trying to help the underclassman. She was such a hard worker, that I had to monitor her, so she wouldn't over-train."

Wright Captained the Bobcats as a senior and played a prominent role in Hall of Fame Coach Jason Eade's, Team's winning 10 consecutive IAC Small School Division Championships. Their 5 year Outdoor Track & Field record was 44-4.

In the fall, Wright spent her time in the swimming pool as a diver. She began diving on the varsity in 8th grade, and received the Team's Most Improved Diver Award. As a freshman, she finished 2nd at the Section IV Class C Championship Meet and set a school record for 11 dives. As a sophomore she helped lead Lansing to the IAC Team Diving Title, while bettering her record for both 6 and 11 dives on the one meter board. Head Diving Coach Nancie Tengi said, "Carrie came to us with a strong gymnastics background. Each diver needs to learn at least one dive from each of 5 categories. Sometimes that process can take a diver a full season. Carrie did that in one week." Her junior year, Wright finished 2nd at the Elmira Invitational Meet and captured the Section IV Class C Diving title. Coach Tengi added "Carrie battled through a number of injuries from hitting the diving board. Her head, wrists and heels strikes on the board didn't stop her. She'd be back on the board the next day. She was consistently determined to improve".

She captained the LadyCats as a senior and was undefeated in dual meet competition. She won the Section IV Diving Title enroute to her 5th consecutive IAC All-Star selection. She was named the Wegman's Female Athlete of the month in December of 1998 and again in January of 1999. During her 5 years of competition, the LadyCats record was 55-5. Twelve years after her graduation, Wright still holds the Lansing pool and school records for both 6 dives and 11 dives. Following her graduation, she attended East Carolina University where she dove for 4 years, competing on both the 1 and 3 meters boards. In each of her 4 years, the East Carolina Pirates were conference champions, winning the Colonial Athletic Conference title as a freshman, The ECAC title as a sophomore and The Conference USA Team title as a junior and senior. Her senior year, Wright qualified for the NCAA Zone Diving Championships held at Auburn University. Wright was a two year captain for the ECU Pirates. She was named Conference USA Diver of the Week 5 times. Wright was a two-time Conference USA All-Star diver. At the time of her graduation, she held 4 school records for 6 dives, 10 dives and 11 dives on the 1 meter board and 11 dives on the three meter board. During her 4 years of competition, the East Carolina Pirates record was 49-6. As a senior she won the PCS Phosphate Academic Athlete Award, emblematic of the senior with the highest GPA on the swimming and diving team.

Wright coached at Lansing for the Girls and Boys swim teams in 2009-2010 seasons. She is currently a volunteer diving coach for the Lansing Boys swim team.

Carrie is married to Lansing grad and former athlete himself, Jason Moore, and she is employed in Ithaca by John Snyder Architects.


hof2011_katieKatie Crandall Mayo recieves her plaque from her father Chuck CrandallKatie Crandall graduated in 1998 and was an 11-time Varsity Letter-Winner, earning 3 in Volleyball, 1 in Soccer, 3 in Basketball and 4 in Softball. In the fall, Katie helped Lansing Volleyball to three consecutive Class D Section IV title games, winning the big prize as a sophomore. She was a three-time IAC All-Star selection. During her three years, the Bobcats record was 41-18.

As a sophomore, Crandall was a 2nd Team All-State selection and a 1st Team All-State selection as a junior. In the fall of her senior year, she passed on volleyball and joined the first Lansing Girl's Varsity soccer team. The Bobcats ended the season with a 9-5-1 record. Having never played soccer before, her strong defensive skills and athletic ability allowed her to be voted the Most Improved Player on the Team.

The winter season meant basketball. Katie was a deadly three point shooter and a standout defensive player. Coach Stuart Dean said, "Katie was a legitimate three point shooter. It was the first season that girls could shoot three pointers". As a sophomore the LadyCats were 13-6 while winning a Small School Division title, before losing to Stamford in the Sectional semi-finals.

Katie had a big season as a junior, leading the IAC by making 20 three-point shots. Lansing played Groton in a game to decide the Division winner. With Lansing leading 52-50 and only 5 seconds on the clock, Crandall deflected a pass that would have been a certain lay-up, to preserve the win. Lansing went on to defeat Marathon, 35-33, with Crandall scoring 12, to win the IAC Title.

The LadyCats finished 20-3 and Crandall garnered a season ending award, when she was named a 1st Team All-State selection. As a senior, she helped the LadyCats to another Divisional title and a 16-4 record. Again, she led the IAC making 31 three-point shots. She was named an IAC All-Star for the third time as well as playing in the IAC Outstanding Seniors game. During Crandall's three varsity years she averaged over 10 points per game, had 127 steals and 95 assists, while helping the LadyCats to a three year record of 49-14.
Coach Dean said, "I really enjoyed coaching Katie. She was a fierce competitor. Her best quality was her competitiveness. She just didn't like to lose".

Crandall was a 4 year varsity catcher in softball, leading the LadyCats to three consecutive IAC Championships. She led the team in nearly every offensive category each year and was a 4 time IAC All-Star. The LadyCats 4 year record was 79-17. During her four years, she batted .405, .455, .595 and .500. Her 4 year RBI total was 161, along with 24 home runs. Following her sophomore season, Crandall was named a 1st Team All-State selection. As a junior, Crandall led her squad to the Class C Section IV Title. One of her 3 hits in the championship game, was a dramatic inside the park home run and a 1-0 victory over 4 time defending State Class C Champion Seton Catholic. Following a season where Crandall drove in 57 runs on 47 hits, she was named a 1st Team All-State selection.

As a senior, she led the LadyCats over Seton Catholic to win the Class C Section IV Championship, before eventually falling to Sandy Creek in the state tournament. In that win over Seton Catholic, Lansing trailed by 5 runs, only to rally and win 9-7. Crandall went 3 for 3 in that contest. For the third time in her softball career, she was named a 1st Team All-State selection. Crandall was a three-time captain and was named the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete in 1998.

Following her graduation, Crandall became a four year starter in softball for Cortland State. She captained the team as a senior. Katie was a two-time SUNYAC Conference All-Star. Following her senior year, she was selected as a 2002 ECAC Division III Up-State New York 1st Team All-Star. Katie will enter the Lansing Athletic Hall of Fame with one of the most impressive resumes ever compiled at Lansing, which is a tribute to her work ethic, perseverance and dedication. Katie was named as an All-State selection 6 times, which is a Lansing record. Katie is married to Ryan Mayo, has two sons and lives in Lansing. Katie teaches kindergarten at the Freeville Elementary School.


hof2011_caseyCasey Crandall recieves his Hall Of Fame plaque from his father Chuck CrandallCasey Crandall graduated in 1996 and was an 8-time varsity letter-winner while at Lansing, earning 3 each in football and baseball and 2 in basketball.

On the football field he played center and defensive tackle, and during his three years, the football team was 25-4-1. As a sophomore the Bobcats went 9-1-1 and captured the division title. They defeated Deposit in double over-time to win the Section IV Championship, before losing to Clyde-Savannah, the eventual NY State Champion, in a Class D regional game. During Crandall's junior year, the Bobcats were 9-0 during the regular season. Lansing played their nemesis Deposit, in the Section IV title game at Cornell's Schoelkopf Field, losing 21-13 to finish 9-1. During that season the Bobcats scored 293 points in 10 games, never scoring less than 22 points in any game. One of the main reasons for the offensive success was the blocking of Crandall and fellow hall of fame lineman Max Kerry, who turned loose hall of fame running back Kevin Kessler. Assistant Coach Stuart Dean said, "Having Crandall at center was like having a coach right on the field. He understood the game, as well as blocking schemes. He was an exceptional tackler and was very tough to block".

As a senior captain Crandall led the Bobcats to a 7-2 record and at one point the Bobcats were ranked as high as 10th in the NY State Football polls. Crandall was a two-time IAC All-Star, and during his three seasons, he and his fellow offensive line helped Lansing rush for 6,750 yards, an average of 225 yards per game. During his three years Casey was credited with 34 solo tackles, 93 assisted tackles, 8 quarterback sacks and 6 fumble recoveries. Head Coach Ed Redmond called Crandall, "one of the best captains I ever coached." It was his character and strong work ethic that Redmond admired. He said, "Crandall was a solid player. Not flashy, but with great basic skills. He was an inspiration to his peers, and that's something you don't see much of today". Casey was a participant in the Section IV All-Star game, the Ernie Davis Classic in Elmira, and also helped the East All-Stars defeat the West All-Stars 28-8.

In basketball he was a defensive physical presence as well as an offensive threat. He was a two-time IAC All-Star leading the team in rebounds as a junior and senior, while averaging 13 points and 6 rebounds per game. As a junior he led Lansing to a 17-7 record and the Northeast Division title. Lansing made a strong bid for a sectional title by defeating Roxbury and South Kortright, but lost in the semi-finals to Deposit 72-56. Crandall captained the Bobcat cagers to an 11-8 record as a senior and was named to the All-Tournament Team in the inaugural Fred Caliel Memorial Christmas Classic. He was also named the Team's Most Valuable Player. Crandall played in the Senior All-Star game, helping the East beat the West 114-93, scoring 20 points, while being named the Most Valuable Player for the game.

In the spring Crandall turned to baseball where he played an intregal part in the Bobcat's amazing three year record of 63-12. During his sophomore campaign the Bobcats were 23 & 2, capturing the Northeast Division title and the IAC Championship. As a junior the Bobcats were 19-5 and won another Northeast Division title. Casey helped Lansing continue their domination his senior year as the Bobcats went 21-5, adding another Northeast title, a second consecutive IAC Championship and a Section IV title by defeating Deposit 7-2. The Bobcats hopes for a state title were dashed by Frewsburg 14-10, in a wild scoring regional game. Crandall finished his 3 year varsity baseball career with a .310 average on 67 hits and 74 RBI's. He also pitched on a rare occasion, ending with a record of 2-1, with 33 strikeouts in 34 innings. Casey was selected as a two-time IAC All-Star.

Casey had the distinction of being captain for all three of his athletic team's as a senior. He was also selected as the 1996 Lansing High School Outstanding Senior Male Athlete.

Following his graduation, he attended Alfred University, where he was a four year letter winner on the football team. His first two years, he played tight end before being moved to defensive end his junior and senior seasons. He captained the Saxons as a senior, and finished 2nd in the Conference in sacks as a senior. Casey was the recipient of the Alfred University "Bob Carley Award", given to the athlete that exemplified a strong attitude-discipline-and work ethic.

Casey is married to the former Lori Stinson and they have two sons. Casey works for Altegrity, as a team leader and field supervisor.


hof2011_kennethKen Henry recieves his plaque from Marty ChristopherKen Henry graduated in 1997 and was a 7 time letter-winner, 3 in football and baseball and 1 in basketball. In football, Henry was a two-way lineman helping Lansing to a three year record of 24-4-1. His strong line play as a sophomore helped the Bobcats to a Divisional championship, before they lost to Deposit in the sectional finals, 21-13.

Ken was part of a rugged defensive line that only allowed 147 points while going 9-1. His offensive line skills helped Lansing score 316 points in 10 games, as he and his line-mates, fellow Hall of Famers Casey Crandall and Max Kerry excelled. As a junior, Henry increased his solo tackles to 18, adding 10 assisted tackles. Henry became an exceptional force as a senior, notching 6 solo tackles and 47 assisted tackles, while working on a line with IAC All-Stars Mike Norman, Jason Moore and Steve Cowles. The Bobcats won their division with an 8-1-1 record. Assistant Coach Stuart Dean said, "Ken Henry liked to hit. Even in practice. Henry really enjoyed the physicality of football." Dean added, "He played two really important positions for us, center and defensive end. He was a really good player". Henry registered 8 career sacks and 3 career fumble recoveries. Henry was a two-time IAC All-Star.

Ken really made his mark in Lansing baseball as a power pitcher. Fourteen (14) years after his graduation, he is still the career leader for innings pitched in a season, 74; innings pitched in a career, 138; He is also the career strikeout leader with 201 strikeouts in 138 innings, which is an impressive 1.44 strikeouts for each inning pitched. His career (ERA) Earned Run Average was 1.68, and he graduated with an excellent record of 15 wins and only 5 defeats.
Henry was also a solid hitter, finishing his career with a .344 batting average, that included 15 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs and 17 stolen bases, while helping Lansing to a three year record of 56- 18. Ken contributed heavily to the Bobcats winning three consecutive IAC Division Titles and one over-all IAC Championship. Henry was the starting pitcher in the Section IV title game against Deposit as a junior, which saw the Bobcats quickly fall behind 2-0. Henry shut down Deposit the rest of the way and Lansing rallied to win the Section IV Championship 7-2, finishing the season with a 20-3 record. Baseball Coach Ed Redmond said, "Ken was a real workhorse. He always pitched against the toughest teams. He had the grit to be a tough pitcher. When he stepped on the mound, he took everything personally. He refused to lose."

Henry was a two-time IAC All-Star, a two-time Section IV All-Star and was a NY State First Team All-State selection both as a junior and senior. Ken capped off his athletic career when he was selected as the Outstanding Senior Male Athlete in 1997.

Following his graduation from Lansing Ken attended Northeastern University, becoming a 4 year letter winner in baseball, and was the career leader in game appearances. As he was in high school, Ken was an innings eater for Northeastern, where he averaged over one strikeout per inning. During his time at Northeastern Ken played with two current major league players, Carlos Pena and Lou Carlin.
Ken is married and lives in Quincy Mass. with his wife Christen and their son. He works for Public Partnerships in Boston as Operations Manager.


The 1986-'87 Lansing Girls Volleyball Team accomplished a remarkable feat by finishing 16-0 and winning Lansing's first IAC Volleyball Championship. The team consisted of only eight (8) girls, all of whom showed excellent skills in all aspects of the game. Perhaps the team's best quality was its ability to play together, so essential in any team sport. The girls never let themselves get down and always kept the pressure on their opponents. They showed their fans some very exciting games.

hof2011_volleyballteam(Left to right) Coach Lisa LiVigne, Meegan Teeter, Carla Muggeo Trolaro, Susie Angerer White, Sherri Lacko Munson

In 1986, in order to win a match, the team had to win two out three games. Games were side-out scoring to 15, which means you could only score when your team was serving. Today, games are called "sets", and are played to 25 points. Today's scoring occurs any time a team commits an error, the other team scores a point. In 1986, a team needed to be ahead by 2 points to win a game. Lansing was extended to three games only 4 times, in their 16 matches.

In volleyball, you need to be able to play defense, which means you must be able to "dig". To score, you need to "spike". But to be able to spike, someone has to set you up, called the "setter". The LadyCats had two exceptional setters in Carla Muggeo and Susie Angerer. Carla Muggeo said, "we had incredible commaraderie. Everytime I was setting, I knew where Amy Trotter would be. I would set her up, and she would kill it." Head Coach Lisa LiVigne said, "Their friendship was extremely important to their success. The team was a close knit group of girls who had grown up together." She added, "their ability to stick together as a team helped them win. Not only were the girls great teammates, but they were best friends off of the floor."

In 1986, not all girls teams played volleyball in the fall season. Lansing was in the first group of teams to play in the fall. The State Tournament was held during the winter season, when the majority of teams played. Lansing, having finished undefeated at 16-0 was given an invitation to play in the Sectionals in February. Unfortunately, every girl on the team was involved in another sport. They would have had only 8 practices to ready themselves for Sectional tournament play. Because it was important for the girls to honor their other commitments, the team voted not to participate in Sectionals.

Coach LiVigne said, "We had no way of knowing how well the team would have done at states, but my guess is we would have finished very well."

Lansing had one close call during their undefeated season. Trailing Trumansburg 14-8, they rallied and won 19-17. Volleyball can be an emotional game with the momentum changing very quickly. This team demonstrated the mental stamina and poise to hold together and pull themselves out of close matches.

Coach LiVigne said "I didn't have to say much during a timeout. The girls were both smart and athletic. They talked about what they needed to do to succeed." She noted, "the girls always said, we just need to jell ".

Many post season awards came their way, as they had three 1st Team IAC All-Stars: Captain Mary Briggs, Susie Angerer and Carla Muggeo. One 2nd Team IAC All-Star: Sherri Lacko, and two IAC Honorable Mentions: Amy Trotter and Kelly Van Ostrand. In December of 1986, Head Coach Lisa LiVigne was honored as the Kenny Van Sickle/Ithaca Journal Female Coach of the Year.


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