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Sam Montesano has been consistently mentioned as one of the best athletes of the 1960s. Based on his credentials, that is a statement that can easily be backed up. During his high school career, he excelled in three sports – football, basketball and baseball. On the football field he became a starter on both offense and defense as only a sophomore. In basketball, he became a starter on the varsity team as only a freshman. During his junior year, he was the captain and led the basketball team in scoring at 17.94 points per game. The 1966-1967 season was certainly a magical one for this athlete and the Blue Devils. During this season, he was also the team captain and scored 37 points in a single game against Cal-Mum on January 17. His leadership also led the team to win both the LCAA and the Section V Class C championship that year finishing with a record of 17-4. At the conclusion of the Sectional Tournament this man was awarded the Section V Class C basketball MVP for the entire class. In that 1966-67 season, he averaged 20.62 points per game and ended with a total of 433 points, which is the third highest single season point total and the fourth highest single season scoring average in school history. He ended his career with 959 total points which ranked him as the all-time leader in school history when he graduated in 1967. This total of 959 currently ranks fourth all-time in boys' basketball school history. His accomplishments did not end there. He was the starting catcher and leading member of the Blue Devils baseball teams who won the LCAA title three consecutive seasons in 1965, 1966, and 1967. Two of these teams went on to win the Section V Class C Championship in 1965 and 1967. A tough 6-4 loss against Red Creek in 1966 in the sectional finals, stood in the way of three consecutive sectional titles. Over his junior and senior years, he caught three no-hitters and four one-hitters thrown by Gary Better. He could also hit for power and had several homeruns in his career. After high school, he went on to RIT where he played basketball all four years of college. He immediately made his presence known there when he scored 40 points in a single game as a freshman. All of these accolades have led him here today as a Mount Morris Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee.