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Del Val Terriers slate Hall of Fame induction ceremony

The third Terrier Hall of Fame induction is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at Razberry’s banquet center on Route 12 in Kingwood Township, N.J.
The Hall of Fame recognizes excellence in athletics at Delaware Valley Regional High School and its predecessor, Frenchtown High School.
“This outstanding group is composed of many record-setting teams, athletes and coaches, many of whom have achievements unmatched to this day in Del Val athletics,” said Andy Fitz, chairman of the Terrier Hall of Fame committee. “Their accomplishments set a high bar, and in recognizing these inductees we also hope to inspire our current and future Del Val families.”
All inductees are also encouraged to attend the home football game on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be saluted prior to kickoff.
The individual athletes, coaches and teams being inducted are invited to attend the induction banquet free of charge, but anyone can join them for the banquet and ceremony for $40 each. Everyone who plans to attend, should RSVP before Sept. 1 by contacting Pat Mancini at with the names of people attending. Reservations are required, but payment isn’t needed until check-in prior to the ceremony on Sept. 26. (For non-inductees, please bring a check made out to Delaware Valley Regional High School.)
If the banquet has to be postponed because of COVID-related issues, the announcement will be made on the website, on Facebook, and via emails to everyone who has registered.

The teams to be inducted are:

The 1960 girls basketball team, which was undefeated during the season and beat the other four Hunterdon County teams.
The 1985 softball team, which was the NJSIAA Group 2 state champion, with a season record of 25-2.
The 1985 wrestling team, which was the NJSIAA Group 2 state champion, ranked fourth in New Jersey. 

Coaches to be inducted are:

Bob Snaith, football and baseball coach at Frenchtown High School in 1952-56.
In football, his team won two Central Jersey Group 1 State Championships and the 1955 team was undefeated. In baseball, he coached the 1956 Central Jersey Group 1 Championship team.
Paul Petro Sr., softball coach at Del Val in 1977-87. He coached his teams to five conference championships, three N.J. Sectional Championships, and the NJSIAA Group 2 Championship in 1985.

The athletes to be inducted are:

Neal Risley, FHS, Class of 1956, for football, basketball and baseball. He was quarterback of the 1954 and ’55 Sectional Championship teams. He was all-state and all-county in 1955. He was a key player on the basketball teams in 1955 and ’56 that went a combined 33-3.
Bob Bachman, Del Val Class of 1967 for football, basketball and baseball. He was all-state in all three sports. His 1,230 points in basketball is the most in Del Val boys basketball history. He was a 1,000-point scorer at Glassboro State (Rowan) and is in that school’s Hall of Fame.
Ken Berger, Del Val Class of 1969 for football, wrestling and baseball. He had the fourth all time winning percentage in Del Val wrestling with a 57-6 career record. Berger was an all-county running back in football, and honorable mention all-state second baseman in baseball. He qualified for the NCAA wrestling tournament while at the U.S. Naval Academy, and was the lead in-house announcer for wrestling competition at six Olympic games.
Sharon (Sloyer) McGowan, Del Val Class of 1973 for field hockey and track. She was a three-time Del Val MVP in field hockey and held the school record for the 400 meter and was undefeated in duals at this distance. She went on to play in Ursinus College’s nationally ranked field hockey program.
Kevin Cahill, Del Val Class of 1975 for cross country. He was two-time NJSIAA State Group 2 champion, second in N.J. Sectionals, and 14th in the Meet of Champions.
Jeff Segreaves, Del Val Class of 1975 for wrestling. He was Del Val’s first NJSIAA district, region and state wrestling champion. He was named Outstanding Wrestler in the New Jersey State Wrestling Tournament in 1975.
Brent Conly, Del Val Class of 1994 for wrestling and cross country. He was two-time NJSIAA wrestling state champion, three-time state place winner and three-time varsity letter winner in cross country.
Chloe Early, Del Val Class of 2010 for soccer, basketball and track. She was NJSIAA Group 2 state champion and took second place in the Meet of Champions in discus in track. She was Group 2 Central Jersey Sectional record holder in the discus, and four-time varsity letter winner in soccer and track, and three-time letter winner in basketball.
Alyssa Fleming, Del Val Class of 2010 for soccer, basketball and track. She was the leading scorer in Del Val history, in either boys or girls basketball, with 1,417 points. She was on second team All-Group 2 girls soccer and was on the Del Val team that set the school record in 4x400 meter in girls track.