CHENANGO COUNTY – Norwich graduate Peter Burton was one of three area residents inducted into the Section IV Athletics Hall of Fame, Saturday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.
Shelly Miles (Sleezer) of G-MU, and longtime wrestling official, Carl Koenig, also gained induction.
Burton (NHS class of 1994) earned nine varsity letters for Norwich, three apiece in football, basketball, and baseball. Burton started at tight end for Norwich from 1991-1993 on teams that accrued a 27-4-1 mark. He was a three-time all-division pick, and first team all-state in 1993.
Burton was a three-starter and integral component on Norwich's back-to-back state championship basketball teams (1993-1994). He totaled 756 career points and 490 rebounds on one of Section IV's all-time greatest teams. He was a STAC all-division and all-conference pick, twice an all-Metro selection, fourth team all-state in 1993, and was named to the all-tournament team following the 1993 Class B state title.
In baseball, Burton was a three-time division all-star serving as a pitcher and shortstop. He had a career average of .331, and his coaches described him as a great leader on and off the playing field or court.