9th Annual Wayne Basketball Alumni Game

Hoping everyone can make it out again for the 9th annual Wayne Basketball Alumni Game, which is set for Saturday, January 7, 2017,@ 11:00 am at the High School. Games and teams will be set up similar to last year so there will be time to rest and socialize in between games.

A $10 Donation will go to the Connor Burns Ideal Teammate Scholarship, established to honor the memory of Connor, who passed away in 2009. This donation will also help fund the Kyle Stewart memorial scholarship as well. Kyle passed away in 2014.

The hope is that many will join together to honor and remember both of these fine young men. Money will be collected that day.

Please respond as soon as possible to let John know if you will be there.
Text John Cotsonas at 585-737-fivethreezerofour.

This is helpful so he can have a general idea of teams before game day! Also, PLEASE pass this info along to any other basketball alumni- there are many others out there who may want to play or just come and visit with old friends!

2016 Wayne Soccer Hall of Fame Inductees

  • A.C. Capers
  • Mike Schneider
  • Glen Cone
  • Karen Wheeler

Hello everyone!! There are a few upcoming alumni events coming up:
Wednesday September 21st will be the Alumni Soccer Games. The Women will play at 6pm and the Men at 7pm. Cost is $10 and will include a t-shirt. We will start the games with the “older” (1950-2002ish) alumni playing first, so they old timers can get a few minutes in before the younger alumni can jump in. That way, we encourage all to come out and play.

We will have our 4th Wayne Soccer Hall of Fame Induction homecoming weekend on Saturday September 24th at halftime of the Boys Varsity game.

Following the homecoming game there will be a reception at Ontario Country Club for any alumni and friends to celebrate the hall of fame inductees. Appetizers will be provided. This celebration is open for friends and family of Wayne Soccer.

Who Remembers James A Beneway?

I got an email from a parent of current Wayne students, who asked about James A. Beneway. Since he has been gone prior to the creation of the internet, it is probably not surprising not much is online.

I know some of the history of why his name is attached to the high school, but maybe others are better qualified to tell that story. I did have a personal recollection of when I met him. In 1971, I was 15 and studying to be able to pass the FCC Amateur Radio Novice exam. In those days, the test for the beginners license was administered by current FCC license holders of a higher grade license. My friend Ed Fisher, advised me to contact Mr. Beneway, as he gave Ed the test years earlier. A bit intimidating, calling the guy up whose name is on the high school you are attending. So I gave him a call, and we set up an evening to take the morse code test. If I passed that, the FCC would send the written test and we would schedule another evening.

My Dad took me over. I think they knew each other slightly. I don’t really recall the two separate visits, but I passed both sections. I remember thinking he had a cool house. His parents lived in an old farm house in front, and he had built a new house behind theirs. It was a modern looking design, not what you would expect of a farmers house. His ham station was in the back of the house on the ground floor. I was enthralled by his station. At the time, I probably had two small receivers, he had two walls full.

That was the only time I recall meeting him. He was helpful, but I seem to get the feeling he was a busy man. I was saddened to hear that he was ill, and then passing shortly after. I have this photo that another ham from Rochester sent me. This was probably taken around 1971 +/-, as it looks exactly how I remember it.

So who else remembers