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Suffolk County Sports Hall to Induct Eight

Individuals from six sports and one sportswriter receive honor this year.

The of Fame announced its Class of 2012 inductees last week. Individuals from six sports, and one sportswriter, will be honored on May 3 at Patchogue’s .

Inductees include brothers Chris and Peter Ferraro, who played in more than 150 NHL games, including time spent with the New York Rangers.

Former Dowling and Hofstra men’s basketball coach Dick Berg, who took the Lions to four NAIA Tournaments and won nine conference titles, is on this year’s inductee honor roll.

Lindenhurst is well represented with baseball and wrestling coach Joe Russo each getting nods. won his 500th game last season and Russo, who also wrestled at Lindenhurst, was a coach with the Bulldogs from 1979-2004.

Other athletes include Olympian Anthony Famiglietti, who was a track star at Patchogue-Medford and was a six-time United States champion in the steeplechase, and former professional boxer and Greenlawn native Matt Farrago, who was 25-2-1 in his career.

Gregg Sarra will be inducted to the hall as a media personality. Sarra, a Ronkonkoma resident and alumnus of Newfield and Dowling, is the high school sports editor of Newsday and Long Island executive producer at MSG Varsity.

"I am extremely honored that the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame is recognizing my life's work," Sarra told Newsday. "I look around 26 years from the start of my Newsday career and see how successful so many student-athletes have become, and it's incredible. It's been a rewarding career path."

Elizabeth Battye February 10, 2013 at 09:56 PM
I am so proud of you men, especially from Lindenhurst. This is Liz Aiello. With all my love and best wishes <3

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