North Country Sports Hall of Fame names 3rd round of inductees

North Country Hall of Fame

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - The North Country Sports Hall of Fame has announced its third group of inductees.

Here's a rundown of this year's inductees:

Massena native Jim Deshaies pitched in Major League Baseball from 1984 to 1995.

He was a member of the Yankees, Astros, Padres, Twins, Giants and Phillies.

The LeMoyne college graduate has made a name for himself in the booth since his playing days. He has broadcast for the Astros and now covers the Chicago Cubs as an analyst.

“Barefoot” Bob McCreadie drove his way into the Hall of Fame. His iconic No. 9 dirt-track modified stock car won a tremendous amount of races including 507 track victories between 1975 and 2005.

He has won at 56 speedways, captured 29 points championships and eight series championships. McCreadie won the prestigious Super Dirt Week race in 1986 at the Syracuse Mile.

North country native Jim Burr retired after 39 years as a Division I college basketball official. Burr worked 16 final fours and seven NCAA championship games in a career that saw him work games from many of the major conferences, including the Big East, Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten.

Mitch Clark of Canton was a wrestling wizard on the mat. He’s a two-time NCAA finalist, Division I NCAA champion, two-time Big Ten champion at Ohio State, 2000 Olympic trials finalist -- all that following an outstaning high school career for the Golden Bears.

Ryan Powell from West Carthage was a four-time All-American lacrosse player at Syracuse University and was on the U.S. national team roster in 2006 and 2010.

After his college career, he was drafted third in the 2000 Major League Lacrosse draft.

Powell owns and operates both Rhino Lacrosse and Powell Lacrosse. Local fans remember him for being a star for coach Kirk Ventiquattro at Carthage.

The Hall of Fame's Ed Murphy explains more in the video.

The induction ceremony will be October 12.

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