Resolution J4331-2013

Honoring William Batz upon the occasion of his induction into the Warwick Valley Boys Basketball Hall of Fame by the Warwick Valley Central School District

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  • Mar 31, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Mar 31, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Mar 28, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  honoring  William Batz upon the occasion of his
induction into the Warwick Valley Boys Basketball Hall of  Fame  by  the
Warwick Valley Central School District

WHEREAS,  It  is the sense of this Legislative Body to honor those indi-
viduals whose exceptional athletic prowess leaves an enduring legacy  in
their communities; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body  is  justly  proud  to  honor
William  Batz upon the occasion of his induction into the Warwick Valley
Boys Basketball Hall of  Fame  by  the  Warwick  Valley  Central  School
District;  the  Warwick  Valley High School Boys Basketball Program held
their 5th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, January  17,
2014; and
  WHEREAS,  William  Batz is a member of the Warwick Valley Boys Basket-
ball Hall of Fame Class of 2014;  this  outstanding  athlete's  efforts,
commitment,  and  past accomplishments on the hardwood have helped shape
the history of the Wildcats, Warwick Valley Boys Basketball Team; and
  WHEREAS, A 1971 graduate of Warwick Valley High School,  William  Batz
was  a  two-year  starter  and three-year varsity basketball player from
1968 to 1971, playing under Hall of Fame Coach Vito Magdelinskas; and
  WHEREAS, The only junior to make the team, William  Batz  helped  lead
the 1969-70 basketball team to the Section IX play-offs; and
  WHEREAS,  During  the  1970-71  season  of his illustrious high school
basketball tenure, William Batz averaged 16.8 points a game, and  scored
a  career high of 32 points in a game against Seward High School; he was
also selected as the Most Valuable Player of the team; and
  WHEREAS, William Batz was one of the top defensive players in both the
Orange County League  and  Section  IX  during  his  junior  and  senior
seasons; and
  WHEREAS,  His  most  well-known basketball moments were a game against
Port Jervis High School as he held Rich Saul,  the  Section  IX  leading
scorer  who  averaged  32  points per game, to 7 points as he played him
straight man-to-man defense, and his  final  high  school  game  victory
against  perennial  powerhouse John S. Burke High School in double over-
time; and
  WHEREAS, Athletes like William Batz provide a  tremendous  service  to
the  future  of  our State and Nation, inspiring generations of student-
athletes in their athletic journeys and ensuring their success in  their
future years; and
  WHEREAS,  William Batz has clearly had an enduring impact on the youth
of the Warwick Valley Central School District, as well as on the  commu-
nity-at-large,  and  accordingly merits recognition and applause for his
impressive dedication to others; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
honor  William  Batz upon the occasion of his induction into the Warwick
Valley Boys Basketball Hall of Fame by the Warwick Valley Central School
District; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to William Batz.

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