The Section IV Athletic Hall of Fame has recently announced it’s latest induction class. Among the names on the list were two Chenango County standouts, Steven “Joe” Alger (Norwich, 2001) and Mark Delello (Bainbridge-Guilford, 1975). Both were officially inducted this past Saturday, Feb 27, at the Floyd L. Maines Arena in Binghamton.
•Alger earned eight varsity letters during his four years in Norwich, including three in football, two in basketball, two in track and field, and one in baseball. He was a league, as well as county all-star in three of these four sports; football, basketball and track.
In football, Alger was the all-around package. He could do it all; rush, block, carry, anything and everything. During his junior year, as running back for the Purple Tornado, Alger rushed for 985 yards and nine touchdowns. Following that up as a senior, He ran for 1,080 yards, along with eight touchdowns. He finished his high school career with over 2,000 rushing yards, averaging 7.6 yards per carry.