How good is your knowledge of Amsterdam sports history? Here are ten questions that will test your memory of outstanding athletes and teams who have provided Rug City sports fans with plenty of special moments. How many can you answer correctly? The answers are posted after Question number 10:
1) This former Harvard Avenue resident was a three time winner of the prestigious New York State Amateur Golf Championship. Can you name her?
2) He was the first football player in Section II history to score 200 points in a season Who was he?
3) Can you name two Amsterdam residents who played Major League baseball?
4) Who was the first girl in the history of Amsterdam High School’s cross-country program to qualify for the NY State Championship Meet?
5) Can you name the last boy and the last girl to break the 1,000 point career mark for the Amsterdam High School boys’ and girls’ varsity basketball programs?
6) In 2016, he became the first Amsterdam native to win an Athlete of the Year honor for a major Division 1 college conference. Who was he?
7) She was the first female to wrestle for the Amsterdam High School’s Varsity Wrestling program. Who is she?
8) Only one former basketball player from St. Mary’s Institute and just one from Bishop Scully were able to score more than 1,000 points during their high school basketball careers. Can you name both players?
9) Can you name two former Amsterdam Rugmaker Baseball Players who made Major League All Star teams?
10) Amsterdam High School Varsity Baseball Coach Brian Mee’s 1973, ’74 and ’75 teams set a New York State record for consecutive victories. How many games did they win during their historic streak?
Bonus Question: Who is the former Amsterdam High School football player pictured at the beginning of this quiz? (Hint: One of his sons later played football for Brown University)
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Correct answer for question 6: Izaiah Brown, who won Big Ten Indoor Track Athlete of the Year award as a freshman at Rutgers in 2016.
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Correct Answer for question 10: 53 straight games
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