September 30, 2013

Peru Hall of Fame to add 6 former stars

PERU — The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame committee spanned six decades in coming up with the newest members for induction as the Class of 2013.

Elmer Duprey (fifties), John Neyenhouse (sixties), Scott Woodward (seventies), Mike Hogan (eighties), Steve St. Clair (nineties) and Matt Bezio (2003) will take their place among Peru greats.

The Peru Athletic Hall of Fame banquet and inductions will be Oct. 12 at the Keeseville Elks Lodge. The social segment will be at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 and the awards ceremony to follow.

If individuals have not made reservations yet, contact Cathy Phillips by calling 572-1235 or emailing her at by Oct. 2.

Steve St. Clair

Athlete — 1993

St. Clair graduated from Peru High School in 1993. While in school, he played 3 years of varsity football and varsity baseball, and 2 years of varsity basketball.

In 1990 and 1991, He was named a CVAC First Team All-Star in football by The Press Republican and WIRY. In 1991 and 1992, he was named to the All CVAC Team for baseball.

St. Clair’s biggest accomplishments came in football, especially his senior season (1992) when he was recognized as the Most Valuable Player on the CVAC Section 7 Class B and Regional Super Bowl Championship team (10-1). Also, he was named the CVAC Offensive Player of the Year by The Press Republican and First Team CVAC All-Star as Tight End. And, WIRY First Team All-Star, MVP, and Defensive Back of the Year. He received statewide recognition when he was selected as a First Team All-State member as Tight End.

He was named to the All-CVAC Team for baseball in 1993, and was a member of the Section 7 Class B Title team.

St. Clair, a graduate of SUNY Cortland, he works for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. He lives in Syracuse with his wife Kelley, and their two children.

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