Liz Praetorius was among the first wave of girls at Saugerties High School to have the chance to compete in three different sports: volleyball, basketball and softball. Praetorius excelled in all three, but her posthumous induction into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 14 as part of the Class of 2018 this month is about much more.
Joe “Base” Quirk, a name synonymous with local sports, will be inducted into the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame this weekend. Quirk earned his way in not only because of his own playing days but also because of his dedication to Saugerties sports ever since.
Todd Kramer was a 13-year-old eighth grader when he found his athletic calling. Kramer, a 1986 graduate of Saugerties High and member of the Saugerties Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, found golf.
Melville played sports in all three high school seasons, and he played them well. But he’s also being honored for his post-high-school contribution to the local sports scene, up to and including his coaching of the varsity girls’ basketball team