Hall of Fame
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Pete Cwalina (Class of 1982/Basketball) – Pete was a three year letterman and starter for the Hawks and he guided the team to two Section Titles and the 1982 WPIAL Championship Game. He left Bethel Park with 1,165 career points and 928 career rebounds and was named All-Section in 1981 and 1982. He continued his career at Clarion University, where he was a two year starter on a team that won back-to-back PSAC West Championships. He left Clarion after two seasons to start his remaining two years at Carnegie Mellon University, where he led the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in field goal percentage his junior hear and rebounds his senior year, to be named PAC First Team All-Conference in 1986.
Sarah Dunleavy (Class of 2008/Swimming) – Sarah was a four year letter winner, earning 13 Gold Medals and three Silver Medals at the WPIAL Championships, and leading the Lady Hawks to four consecutive WPIAL Championships. She was named to the All-State Team 2005-2008. In college, Sarah swam for Purdue University and served as Team Captain, swimming the Individual Medley, Freestyle and Relay events. She earned the John Wooden Leadership Award and the Cathy Wright-Eger Educational Excellence Award. She began her coaching career at Illinois State, where she served as an Assistant Coach before joining the staff at the University of Kentucky in 2013 as an Assistant Coach.
Sheryl Love (Class of 1981/Swimming) – Sheryl was a four year letter winner and a four year High School All American. She is a two-time WPIAL Champion in the 200 and 500 meter freestyle and a two time WPIAL Silver Medalist, leading the Lady Hawks to four consecutive WPIAL Championships and the 1981 State Championship. During her high school career, she held pool and school records in five of eight possible events and placed in the top three at the State Swimming Championships every year. In college she swam for Virginia Tech and held the record in the 1,000 freestyle.
Deanna Parks (Class of 1983/Softball) – Deanna was the Lady Hawks’ starting shortstop for three years, batting .448 her senior year, and leading the team in runs, hits, doubles, homeruns and RBI. She played collegiately at Kent State University, where she continued her success on the field and was inducted into the Kent State University Athletic Hall of Fame in 1996. She also coached at Kent State, Penn State, Salisbury State, the University of Akron, SUNY-Oneota and Sienna.
James Roy (Class of 1960/Basketball and Baseball) – James was a two-year letterman in basketball and a member of the 1960 Section Championship Team. He was a three year letterman in baseball and played shortstop and pitcher on three Section Championship Teams. At William and Mary he played both sports. In basketball he was the Freshman Team Co-Captain, and the highlight of his senior year was when he scored 20 points, including a buzzer beater to defeat Arkansas State. He was a two year starter for the baseball team and led the team his senior year in batting average and did not give up a run. He successfully coached basketball and track at Smithfield High School in Virginia, where his teams won District Championships in 1966.
Nate Thimons (Class of 1995/Baseball) – Nate played right field and pitcher for the Hawks, and earned three letters on his way to guiding the Hawks to the 1995 Section Championship and the 1995 WPIAL Championship Game, batting over .500 for the season. He was All- Section and All-WPIAL in 1995 on a team that was ranked #11 in the nation by USA Today. He also was a two year letterman on the basketball team that won the 1993 Section Title. He played baseball at Slippery Rock University, where he started four years at first base and pitcher and led the team to the 1997 Division II College World Series. He was named the PSAC Athlete of the Year in 1999 and the Slippery Rock Player of the Decade in the 1990s. He played professional baseball for the DuBois County Dragons of the Frontier League and for St. John’s in the Greater Pittsburgh Federation League. He was inducted into the Slippery Rock and National Semi-Pro Halls of Fame.
Additionally, Pete Edwards will be presented with the Distinguished Contribution Award for his contributions to Bethel Park High School, including his efforts to create the Hall of Fame.