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CAN-USA and Batavia Community Schools Foundation team up for charity hockey game Feb. 4

By Press Release

Press Release:

CAN-USA Sports has teamed up with the Batavia Community Schools Foundation for their inaugural Blue vs White Charity Hockey Game. Sunday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m. with doors opening at 4 p.m. at the David McCarthy Memorial Arena.

The game will feature local business owners, Batavia City School District Alumni, and local youth hockey leaders. 

“I think it is going to be a really fun event to see local leaders in our community go head-to-head in a game to raise money for the Foundation. Some of these players may be dusting off their skates from a time long ago and some will be showcasing their hockey skills in front of families, neighbors, and co-workers, but that gives you even more reason to come out and see them in action” – Marc Witt, General Manager & Ownership CAN-USA Sports (Batavia Muckdogs Baseball).

A full roster will be released at the event, but see below the current players signed up to participate:

  • Steve Pies, Owner – Max Pies Furniture & Batavia Hockey Alumni
  • Guy Pellegrino, Owner – Pellegrino Auto Sales & Notre Dame Hockey Alumni
  • Peter Corbelli – Member of the 1st Batavia Varsity Team
  • Pierce Corbelli – Batavia Hockey Alumni
  • Dan Calkins – 2006 Sectional Championship team & Batavia Alumni
  • Batavia City School District Faculty Members: Tom Ingalsbe, David Froese, Anthony Consiglio, and Deven Grimshaw.

If you or someone you know owns a local business who would like to help sponsor either or both of the events please contact Marc Witt, General Manager/Ownership – CAN-USA Sports, for opportunities. 

Tickets for the event start at just $10 with proceeds benefiting the Batavia Community Schools Foundations. Tickets can be bought online, here or in person at the David McCarthy Memorial Arena box office.

Photos: The 1961 commencement that should have been

By Howard B. Owens

Prior to 1961, Batavia High's graduating classes held their commencement ceremony at Mancuso Theater, but in 1961, with a new high school built, school officials told the Class of ' 61 that its graduation would be at the new facility. 

There was talk of protest then, but it took the class a half century to actually pull it off.

As part of the class's 50th Reunion, class members walked from Batavia Middle School to the former Mancuso Theater, now City Church, and held a ceremonial commencement with current BHS Principal Christopher Dailey handing Jim Owen back his original diploma as a symbolic graduation. Dailey then delivered the same commencement speech delivered to the Class of 2011.

BHS Class of 1981 Reunion

By Steve Ognibene


BHS Class 1981


The Batavia High School Class of 1981 is planning their 30th Class Reunion August 5-7th. The activities will begin with a group mixer on Friday evening at  the Batavia Downs Casino Grandstand Bar & Grill at 8:30 p.m.

Classmates will gather on Saturday from 2-8 p.m. at the Genesee County Park Pavilion D, for a family chicken BBQ .

The weekend of events will conclude on Sunday with a brunch at Terry Hills at 11 a.m.

Alumni are asked to join the Facebook page at Batavia High School Class of 1981 30th Reunion or call David Penepent for more details at 585-356-4929. 

Batavia High School Class of 2000 - 10 Year Reunion

By Matt Cipollone

Batavia High School Class of 2000 - It's been 10 years and we are having our reunion this month! 

Come on down to Center Street Smokehouse on Friday, November 26.  The event will start at 8PM and "officially" end @ 11 PM, but you are free to stay or break away early if you like.

Event Date and Time

Blue Devil Hall of Fame Banquet


Award plaques on display at the Blue Devil Hall of Fame Banquet.

Hall of Fame Inductees include from left to right bottom row;  Joe Fiannaca, Nancy Platt, Ed Dawson.  Top row left to right;  Paul Sherwood, Tom Briggs, Tony Miceli, Pat Woodring.

In attendance were the Bosseler brothers, Bill and George who were selected to the first Blue Devils Hall of Fame induction in 2002.

Also on hand to celebrate the inductees selection was this contingent of 1960's Notre Dame Fighting Irish; left to right, Ron Francis, Bill Sutherland, Jim Fanara, and Bayne Johnson.

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