New members inducted into Punxsy Sports Hall of Fame

Matthew Triponey
Staff Writer

The Punxsutawney Sports Hall of Fame welcomed six more into its ranks, and awarded one more, during its annual banquet, held Saturday evening at the Punxsutawney Area High School. Pictured flanked by a number of honorees from years past are 2017's inductees: (seated, from left) Daniel Petroff; John Smith; Staci Heberling; Loretta Smelko, representing the late Dr. Jack Smelko, the recipient of this year’s Chuck Daly Lifetime Contributor Award; Pat Conners, representing the late Gary Conners; Gary Juart; and Devin Mesoraco.