1981 Inductees

Fred Alger 

Original organizer of the WPIAL 

Many national and local sports reporters got their start under his direction 

Provided info to scouts and coaches on players at the 240 high schools in the Pittsburgh area 

Assistant game protector for State of Pennsylvania for eight years 

Eddie Artman 

BASEBALL:  Pitcher, New Bethlehem Club 1913, Dubois 1914, Olean 1915  

Major League Baseball  Pittsburgh Pirates: six week tryout, ended up with Tipton in the Georgia State League 

Pitching performances in 1918-21 established him as an all-time Valley star 

Regis Coulter 

Born in East Pittsburgh 

Baseball:  Played for top teams in Braddock, Swissvale, North Braddock, and North Versailles 

Football:  St. Williams Cadets and Chalfant Tigers 

Mushball:  Braddock Solomons, Parlacks, Moore Dillingers, Baker Hill and Hunzekers 

Marie Demay 

First female athlete to bring national recognition to Western Pennsylvania in track and basketball 

Track:  Held AMA-AAU record in the 100 meter dash, the 200 meter dash and the 220 yard dash; competed against Babe Didrikson and Stella Walsh in 1932 Olympic Trials 

Basketball:  Goldenson Vanities and Westinghouse A.A 

Red Dougherty 

Boxer, coach and trainer 

Other experiences:  singer of Irish songs, masseur 

Riggie Driscoll 

Turtle Creek HS:





First four year letter man- football, baseball, basketball and track 

Baseball:  Turtle Creek APH, Turtle Creek Merchants 

Basketball:  Wilmerding YMCA, Wilkinsburg Bedorf’s, East Pittsburgh Pirates 

Scotty Harkness 

Professional Softball League:  Pittsburgh team- sensational record in five seasons of pitching 

Other sports:  outstanding bowler and golfer 

Joseph Kareis 

Turtle Creek Union H.S. and Westinghouse Tech graduate 

Baseball:  played with Chalfant Independents, Don Heeps, Westinghouse P&R, and Turtle Creek Community Builders 

Football:  Westinghouse Tech 

Coach Career:  Chalfant Tigers, top area sandlot team 

Umpire:  Softball, many years 

Lefty Kendall 

Turtle Creek Union HS:

BASEBALL- team won first ever WPIAL championship 

Professional baseball: Columbus, Fairmont, Atlanta, Charlotte and Portland 

Other experiences:  played locally with Swissvale, McKeesport, Dormont, and McDonald.  Umpired in over 2000 games, high school and college 

Joseph Nehilla 

Born in Hazlewood in 1906. 

Fifth Avenue HS:

BASEBALL: pitched three no hit games. 

Minor League Baseball:  Sudsbury, Youngstown Oaklands 

Other Baseball:  Local teams- Yellow Cab, Green Cab, Kovals, Braddock Merchants, Saint Michaels, Swissvale Firemen, and Turtle Creek Community Builders 

Ernest Shuntill

North Braddock HS:  1924 graduate 

Susquehanna University- football and baseball 

Coaching Career:  Verona Street Junior High School, won two Junior WPIAL football titles and one Junior WPIAL basketball title; 1935 assistant football and basketball coach Scott High School; Director of Physical Education 

Joe Slonska 

Wilmerding HS

FOOTBALL- 1937 and 1938 unanimous All-District back;  scored 102 points 1938 

Pennsylvania League Professional football: McKeesport Ironmen, League Champion, in two years scored 51 touchdowns and eight extra points for total of 314 points 

Robert Stell

Scott  HS

FOOTBALL- 1930’s, rated by football fans as greatest all around football player that a north Braddock high team ever had; punter, runner, and blocker 

Andy Tomosky 

Boxing:  Bantamweight champion of Pennsylvania, leading contender for World Title, fought at 116-118 pounds, at one time won 51 out of a string of 60 bouts; touted as best club fighter during his career 

Jack Wakefield

Scott HS

BASKETBALL- 1936-38 

Semi-Pro Basketball:  Westinghouse, U.S. Steelworkers, and Ray Millers 

Professional teams:  The Pirates and McKeesport Tubers 

Pete Watson 

Resident of Braddock. 

Baseball:   catcher (1920-30s), Homestead Grays, E.T. Community, Westinghouse Airbrake