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Nick Lombardo was an extremely powerful athlete. Nick, a 1965 MMCS graduate, was a four-year varsity competitor in both football and baseball. In football, he played both halfback and defensive end, and was a leading member of the 1962 undefeated football team. As both a junior and senior, Nick continued to excel as he led the team in touchdowns, rushing yards, and total team points. As a co-captain his senior year, Nick finished with 705 yards and nine touchdowns over a seven game season. One of Nick’s biggest games that year came against Caledonia where he rushed for 209 yards and three touchdowns. He also had a huge game against Canisteo where he scored another three touchdowns and scored every one of the team's 19 points in a 19-12 victory.

In baseball, Nick’s raw power led him to many homeruns, and his play in center field was equally strong. His talents led the Blue Devils to three Livingston County titles in 1962, 1963, and 1965. In his senior year, the team took it a step further and won the Section V, Class C championship. Upon graduation, Nick received a full four-year football scholarship to Alfred University. He played on the 1967 Alfred team that won the Independent College Athletic Conference Championship.