2023 Hall of Fame Inductees
About the inductions
Inductees were voted on by the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame committee based on nominations submitted from committee members and members of the public. Nomination forms for future years and a list of current Hall of Fame members are available at www.chemungcosportshof.com.
Athletes must be inducted into their school Hall of Fame to be considered and need to have been graduated from high school for at least five years.
Zac is a 2011 graduate of Edison High School where he played 4 years of varsity baseball. In addition to football Zac played 3 years of football and 2 years of varsity basketball at Edison. In his senior season, Zac hit 550 with 18 HR and 60 RBI. Zac was named State Class C Player of the Year that season. His state single season RBI and career grand slam records still stand. During his career the Spartans were a power in the IAC and NY State Class C. Bellinger was named Edison Male Athlete of the Year in 2011. Zac was also named the Harp O’Donnell Player of the Year presented by the Elmira Kiwanis Club in 2010.
Zac received six division one baseball scholarship offers coming out of Edison. He played one year at Virginia Commonwealth and then transferred to Division Two College of St. Rose and played three seasons there, garnering second-team Northeast-10 Conference honors his junior and senior seasons. Zac was named St. Rose Male Athlete of the year in 2015.
He graduated with a business administration degree and minor in marketing in 2015.
Zac lives in Elmira, and is managing partner of Snowy Sunset Racing Stables, LLC. and an entrepreneur involved in several other business ventures.
Darius is a 2015 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Garvin played five years of varsity Basketball for the Crusaders. Garvin is the all-time leading scorer for Notre Dame boys’ basketball with 1,390 points. Darius was selected 1st Team All-State in basketball in Class C. He is a 3-time IAC Division MVP. Section IV Player of the Year. The Corning Leader Player of the Year. Garvin was awarded the Kiwanis most outstanding winter athlete 2014.
Darius went on to Daemen University where he played 4 years of basketball for the Wildcats.
Darius received his degree from Daemen University in Sports Management and now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Hollie is a 2002 graduate of Horseheads High School. Cook-Hughey played 4 years of basketball and lacrosse at Horseheads. Hollie’s athletic honors include being named 6th team All NY State and a Gold Medalist at the Empire State Games with 36 points in the Gold Medal game. Hollie was named All Conference STAC from 1999-2002. Named Kiwanis Athlete of the Month 4 times. In Lacrosse she was named All Section 4 and named Regional Honorable Mention All American.
Hollie was a member of the 2001 and 2002 NYS Section 4 Class Championship. Hollie scored 1000 points against Southside including scoring 46 points in one game. Hollie is also the leading point scorer in Horseheads Girls Basketball history with 1237 points.
Hollie went on to attend the University of Buffalo on a D1 scholarship. While at the University of Buffalo she tied the Mid-Mid-American Conference lead in assists and steals per game.
Hollie is currently a Nurse at Elcor and is married with two children.
Rachel is a 2012 graduate of Notre Dame High School. Rachel had an outstanding career competing on the Soccer and Track teams. She helped lead the Soccer Team to three Sectional Finals, winning titles in 2009 and 2011 and 2 Regional Finals. As an attacker, she was named 1st Team All-State in 2011 and 2012, and 2nd Team All-State in 2009. She was named 1st Team All-League 3 times and twice was named the League’s Large School MVP. She holds ND school records for the most goals scored in a season with 41, points in a season with 101, and goals in a game with 6. She had 113 goals and 57 assists in her career.
In Outdoor Track Rachel helped lead the team to two sectional titles and two runner-up finishes. As a sprinter she was named All-League 3 times and had a total of six 1st Place finishes in Class D Sectionals. She was a member of the 1600m and 400m relay teams that held school records, and the 1600m relay team which finished 5th in the NYS Championships. Rachel was the Notre Dame Female Athlete of the Year.
She competed on the Women’s Soccer Team at Marywood University, before transferring and earning her Business Administration Degree from SUNY @ Albany.
Morgan is a 2007 graduate of Edison High School. Morgan was a multi-sport athlete. She played 4 years of volleyball, 4 years of basketball and 3 years of softball while attending Edison High School.
In 2007 Morgan was named All State 4th Team for Softball. She was also named Edison’s HS Female Athlete of the Year in 2007. Additionally, she won the Southern Tier Basketball Officials Chapter Outstanding Sportsmanship Award in 2007. Morgan played a part in the Edison Softball team winning the 2006 Section 4 Class C Championship.
Morgan attended Keuka College and lettered in four sports; four years of volleyball and softball, three years of basketball and, taking advantage of an NCAA rule allowing Master’s level student-athletes to participate in a sport they didn’t participate in while earning a Bachelor’s degree. Morgan was named NEAC Softball Tournament MVP in 2011 and is still listed in the top 10 of 15 of the 21 statistical categories of the Keuka College softball record book.
Morgan was named Keuka College Female Athlete of the Year in 2011. Morgan graduated from Keuka College and currently serves as principal of Elba Junior/Senior High School in Elba, NY.
Andrew is the Sports Editor for the Elmira Star Gazette. Andrew has worked at the Star Gazette since 1992.
During his time at the Star Gazette Legare has won more than 10 individual and department awards during that time, including national honors from Associated Press Sports Editors and Gannett, along with awards from New York News Publishers Association and New York Associated Press Association.
Andrew has covered more than 25 New York State championships in various sports. He’s covered state titles for Corning, Corning East, Corning West, Elmira High School, Elmira Notre Dame. Thomas A. Edison and Horseheads. All told, has covered 7 State Championships for teams from the Elmira/Corning Region.
In his writings Andrew has chronicled the life, death and impact of Notre Dame legend, Joel Stephens. Won multiple awards for coverage of Ernie Davis and his ongoing impact on the world of sports. Covered the life and death of legendary coaches Dick Senko and Mike D'Aloisio. In addition, he’s covered four Olympians, Elmira's Molly Huddle, Kyle Drake, Stefanie Collins and Olivia Coffey.
Andy is a Horseheads native and is currently the Sports Director at WETM-TV. Prior to joining WETM he was the Sports Director at WENY TV from 2009 to 2015.
Andy is the creator of the Twin Tiers Sports Awards which was launched in 2017. Through his sports reporting Andy has garnered a number of prestigious awards including the first Edward R Murrow Award winner in the Elmira Market history. He won a NYS Emmy Award while at WENY TV and was a nominee numerous times while at WETM-TV.
Andy has (8) NYS Associated Press Awards for Best Sports Story. In 2013 Andy won 1st place for the New York State Associated Press for Best Sports Special for his Thunder at the Glen Show.