Lew Bartolotti played football, basketball, and baseball all four years of high school, playing Varsity baseball all 4 years. His superior hitting, pitching, and catching led the 1959 baseball team to both the Livingston County title and the Section Five Class B Sectional Championship. This team finished with a final record of 14-2. Lew was the winning pitcher for all 3 sectional games that season. The first of these games was a complete game, 3-hit, 9 strikeout performance in a 6-1 win against Phelps. He followed that up with another complete game victory against Odessa. He went on to top off the season with a complete game 4-3 win against Holley in the finals. At the plate, he was also 2 for 3 in this game. He had a very strong arm and was a very talented hitter who hit many homeruns during his career. He was also the captain and starting running back for the LCAA Tri-Championship Football team in 1958. He finished that season tied for the team lead with 5 touchdowns. One of his best games, was the last game of his career which he rushed for 166 yards in a 33-0 win against Perry. His talents led him to receive a baseball scholarship to Ithaca College. After graduating from Ithaca College, he went on to teach Physical Education and coached at both Little Valley and Lake Shore school districts.
county honors in soccer, basketball, baseball, as well as table tennis and tennis. After high school, he served proudly for our country in World War II. At one time he was a Prison of War but was able to escape from German Stalag 13D. He also went on to Ithaca College where he graduated with a major in Physical Education. He was a devoted husband, father of three children, friend, and community member who was known to always try to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Sadly, this man passed away in an accident at home in 1995. The gymnasium in which he coached and taught in during his career was named after him.