With a grand total of 1,286 points, Chuck Albanese was the all-time leading scorer in Mount Morris basketball history when he graduated in 1971. This record held up until 2013, thus ranking Chuck second all-time now. He was the captain of three consecutive LCAA championship basketball teams in 1969, 1970, and 1971. As only a sophomore in 1969, he was the basketball team’s second leading scorer who helped lead the team to win both the Livingston County title and the Section V Class C basketball championship. This team finished with a final record of 18-5. As a result of his efforts that season, he was named to the Section V, Class C all-star team. As a junior, he was the basketball team’s leading scorer at 18.95 points per game. This team finished with a regular season record of 14-2 in route to the league title. An upset by Elba in the sectional semi-finals, prevented this team from probably winning back-to-back sectional titles and resulted in a final record of 16-3. Chuck was selected as a member of the All-Greater Rochester Honorable Mention basketball team that year. As a senior in 1971, he led all of Section V basketball in scoring with 575 points which was an average of 27.38 points per game. Both of these numbers are also school records for points in one season. Twice in that season he topped 40 points in a game, scoring 44 on February 21 against York and 40 points just two weeks later on February 26 against Keshequa. That effort of 44 points in a game was the school record which stood until 2011. The 1971 team finished with a final record of 17-4. They won the Livingston County title, and came extremely close to another Section V Championship, falling 52-50 in the Sectional Final game to Geneseo. This game went into four overtimes and was decided by a last second shot! In that sectional run, Chuck scored 35 points in the quarter finals against Arkport. That 35 point effort still to today rank him tied for the 13th highest point total in a Section V sectional game. At the conclusion of the 1970-71 season, Chuck was selected to the All-Greater Rochester basketball team and to the Section V Basketball all-tournament team. In that season he also set a New York State record for most free throws attempted and made in one game making 26 out of 30 attempts. Overall in his high school career, he scored 30 or more points in a game 11 times. Chuck was also the captain, excellent hitter, and starting shortstop and pitcher for four years on the varsity baseball team. The 1970 team finished 11-4 and made the sectional finals, only to lose a very close game 6-4 to York. In his senior year, Chuck led the team to the Livingston County title and a trip to the sectional semi-finals. In the sectional quarter-final game, Chuck pitched a complete game, one-hit shutout in a 5-0 victory over Wheatland-Chili. After high school, this man went on to both Monroe Community College and SUNY Brockport. He remains actively involved in athletics as he is presently in his 38th year as an athletic official for a variety of sports.