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ATHLETIC WALL OF FAME CALLS FOR THREE
ATHLETIC WALL OF FAME CALLS FOR THREE
Skip Tillinghast
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Three former Panther athletes will be inducted into the Pioneer Athletics Wall of Fame during Homecoming festivities on Oct. 11. 

 

James Carmody ('89), Kelsey Landahl Levine ('05), and Randy Colling ('08) will make up the wall's Class of 2019.

 

James Carmody played football, basketball, and track & field at Pioneer. He attended Canisius College and was a volunteer coach at St. Mary's School for the Deaf, where he is now Athletic Director.

 

Mr. Carmody resides in the Pioneer School District with his wife Karen, and has coached his children in Arcade Area Youth Soccer. He currently coaches the Holland Fire (combined Holland/Pioneer) teen soccer team.

 

Mr. Carmody established the Pioneer record for longest punt return for a touchdown, and once intercepted three passes in a game. He was the 1988-89 winner of the Kenneth Kittleson Award for outstanding male athlete. 

 

Kelsey Landahl Levine was a field hockey and softball standout at Pioneer. She was an All-WNY and ECIC All-Star in field hockey, totalling 25 goals and 36 assists. She was a member of the state Scholar-Athlete team in 2002, and team MVP and captain for Pioneer's state Final Four field hockey team (2003). 

 

Mrs. Levine participated in the Empire State Games from 2002-04, won the Section VI sportsmanship award for softball in 2005, and helped the Rochester Blizzards field hockey team advance to the National Pool title at the U.S. Field Hockey Festival.

 

Her coach (and mom) Jana Landahl said, "Kelsey's dedication to field hockey helped propell Pioneer into the modern game. She took the initiative to learn through camps and participate with the Rochester Blizzard, then shared that knowledge with teammates. In high school, she organized Special Olympics with the National Honor Society."

 

Mrs. Levine resides in Philadelphia.

 

Randy Colling excelled in football, wrestling and tennis as a Panther. As a wrestler, he finished 6th, 2nd and 3rd in his state tournament apperances. He was a three-time sectional wrestling champion. He was a two-time high school All-American in wrestling, a National Wrestling Finalist, and Pioneer's all-time leader in match winning percentage (112 wins, 5 losses). 

 

In football, Mr. Colling was a first-round draft pick (6th overall) of the Canadian Football League's Calgary Stampeders. He played for the Arena Football League's Cleveland Gladiators, including the Arena Bowl. Other football accolades included All-State and Division II All-American.

 

Inductees will be enshrined on the Athletics Wall of Fame at Pioneer High, and will be honored at the Homecoming Game on Oct. 11.