Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Association Hall Of Fame

“WHS” Legends

In 1993 (fifth induction class), the WTAAA Hall of Fame committee created a “Legends” category for W.H.S. The concept was similar to the MLB and NFL’s veterans committee. Since the WTAAA Hall of Fame committee had many qualified candidates and nominations from the fifties, sixties, and seventies, the committee wanted to be certain that excellent athletes/coaches from the twenties, thirties and early forties were not forgotten. Therefore, their credentials were considered only with other “Legends”. Prior to 1993, twenty-five exceptional athletes from the twenties – early forties era were already enshrined i8n the WTAAA Hall of Fame. The “Legends” category ensured that the remaining “old-timers” were given rightful consideration. Unfortunately, many were honored posthumously (12) but, at least, their names and families were recognized. Eleven (11) living “Legends” were honored at the fifth annual luncheon.
We have researched much information on the “Legends”. However, in some cases, we could not provide details of the athlete’s accomplishments. In each case, an “NA” will appear under the person’s name. We apologize for being unable to provide more information.

If anyone can provide details, please call Jennifer in the Woodbridge Township Recreation Department at 732-596-4048. 


The following “Legends” were inducted into the WTAAA Hall of Fame
at the fifth annual luncheon. (March, 1993)

Dominick Acquila – 1938 – Football and Baseball. Dom was a football captain in 1937.
Warren Acquila – 1929 – Football, Basketball and Baseball. “NA”
Andy Barcellona – 1935 – Baseball. He was All State. Andy was an outstanding baseball player on the 1934 and 1935 teams. He was named to the Newark Evening News All State Outfield in 1935, when Coach Kirkleski’s Barrons won the Central Jersey Tournament (6-4 over South River) and were awarded the Central Jersey Group III sectional championship by the NJSIAA.
Joe Bosze – 1933 – Football, Basketball and Baseball. Joe was an all county football selection at tackle and guard in 1931 and 1932. Joe was a very good student; he continued his education at Bucknell University where he played football.
James Dimock – 1929 – Football. “NA”

Charles Farr – Football, Basketball and Baseball. “NA”
Bob Finn – 1945 – Football. Bob was an all county football player in 1943 and 1944 at the center position. He continued his education at the College of William and Mary where he re-joined former high school teammates and WTAAA Hall of Famers, Tommy Thompson, Lou Creekmur and Tom “Little” Gutch or “The Kid” Korczowski on the football teams for several years.
Roy Jackson – Football, Basketball and Baseball. Roy opened Jackson Pharmacy on School Street/Main Street.
Steve Markulin – 1936 – Football. Steve was a football captain in 1935. He played the guard position.
Tom Markous – 1934 – Football and Baseball. Tom was an all county football selection in 1932 and 1933 at tackle.

John Cipo – 1942 – Football. John was a football captain in 1941. He was a member of the 1939 backfield when WHS was awarded the Central Jersey Group III sectional title. He was awarded a letter on the annual all county team.

The following “Legends” were honored posthumously.

Bud Campbell – 1935 – Football and Basketball. Bud was an outstanding basketball played and an excellent student. He continued his education at Brown University, where he was a member of the basketball team and, also, served as co-captain.
Spencer Drummond – 1924 – Basketball. Spencer was one of the leading members of the 1923 and 1924 basketball teams. In 1923, for a 15-7 team, he scored 240 points, a very high number back then. The 1924 team finished 14-6. Both teams were invited to the state tournament. Mr. Drummond eventually became a teacher and principal in the district.
William “Bill” Finn – 1942 – Football. William was a member of the Barron football teams in 1940 and 1941. He was killed tragically in action during World War II. To honor Bill, Coach Priscoe presented a memorial award each year to an outstanding senior football player who best demonstrated the character of William J. Finn.
William Handerhan – Football, Track and Baseball. “NA”
John Karnas – Baseball. “NA”
Owen Gerns – Football and Baseball. “NA”
Bob Mascenik – 1945 – Football, Basketball and Baseball. He was All County. Bob was an excellent halfback on the 1943 and 1944 Barrons. He scored six touchdowns his junior year and eight touchdowns his senior year. Following college, he returned to Woodbridge Township as a teacher and assistant coach in football and baseball. He eventually became an elementary principal. The Robert Mascenik School is named after him.
(Formerly School #26 – Iselin)
Tom Petrie – 1939 – Football. Tom was an all county tackle on the 1938 Group IV Central Jersey sectional championship team.
Steve Pochek – Football and Baseball. “NA”
Orville Rice – Coach of three sports. Orville was the WHS’s football, basketball and baseball coach from 1927-1930.

Charles Rothfuss – Basketball Coach. Charles was the school’s basketball coach in the early twenties through the 1924 season. He produced records of 15-7 and 14-6 in 1923 and 1924. Both teams were awarded spots in the central jersey state tournament.
Peter Schmidt – 1931 – Football and Baseball. Peter was an all county (end) football selection in 1930 for the undefeated Barrons (9-0).

“WHS” Legends Biographies for the Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Association Hall of Fame were completely written by Nick Sardone, WHS Class of 1963, from his personal recollections and research. An original program was not available for this website.
The Woodbridge Township Athletic Alumni Hall of Fame Committee wishes to thank
Mr. Vito Cimilluca, Woodbridge Township Recreation Director and Brian Molnar, Assistant Recreation Director for granting us a link on a Township website to post our Hall of Fame biographical information. We also, want to express our sincere appreciation to Jennifer Sheedy for typing all of the biographies. The remaining ten induction years will be posted as soon as possible.
We hope Woodbridge Township sports fans enjoy reading about the greatest athletes and
coaches in our town’s history.
Woodbridge Recreation Department, Woodbridge, New Jersey.
Any questions or comments may be made to 732-596-4048.

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