Paige Hughes, Steven Bussey and Samantha McLaughlin sell refreshments during a Ticonderoga High School football game. The Sentinels will host their homecoming game and hall of fame induction Oct. 7.
The Ticonderoga High School Sports Hall of Fame will induct four new members.
Alex Clarke, Dan Dorsett, Nafeesa Madyun-Martin and Mark McIntyre will be honored Friday. Oct. 7. There will be a dinner at 5 p.m. at the Ti Knights of Columbus to recognize the inductees. They will also be honored during halftime of that night’s homecoming football game against Tupper Lake.
Alex Clarke, Class of 1996
Clarke played three years of varsity football. He started as center and defensive tackle for two years and received an honorable mention for the All-Champlain Valley Athletic
Conference team in his junior year. In his senior year, Clarke was moved to running back and defensive end where he started at both positions and made first team All-CVAC for defensive end. He was also the team’s place kicker for three seasons.
Clarke also played three years of varsity baseball for Ti. In that time he pitched, played first base and center field. In his sophomore year the team made the state tournament. As a pitcher, Clarke compiled a 13-6 record with an ERA of 3.48. He had 246 strikeouts in 149 innings. He also threw two shutouts and one no hitter. At the plate, Clarke had a .373 career average with a home run, three triples, 15 doubles and had 32 RBIs. For three summers Clarke was picked to play for the American Legion Post 326 As out of Lake Placid. He was a pitcher and played center field.
After high school Clarke attended the University of Massachusetts to play baseball and major in sports management. After red shirting his freshmen year, he transferred to the College of St. Rose where he played one year of baseball as a relief pitcher, compiling a 3-2 record with a 3.69 ERA.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, Clarke attended Sage graduate school where he received a master’s degree in literacy. In 2008, he accepted a position teaching fifth grade in the Stafford County school district in Northern Virginia. In 2009, he returned home and began working at his current position as an operator in the power department at International Paper.
He is married to Krystal, who is a licensed physical therapist. They reside in Queensbury.
Dan Dorsett, Class of 1991
Dorsett graduated in 1991 from Ticonderoga, where he played football, basketball and baseball. On the varsity football team he was a two-year offensive and defensive starter and captain his senior year. Dorsett was also a WIRY all-star at flanker. On the basketball
team he was a starting point guard his senior year. He enjoyed baseball the most, where he was a four-year varsity baseball starter. In his senior year the team won a Section VII, Class C championship.
Dorsett entered Hartwick College, where he played football. He was a three-year starter at fullback. During his college career, he had 29 receptions for 297 yards. He threw a game-winning touchdown to win Hartwick’s first-ever game in its inaugural season.
After college, Dorsett returned to Ticonderoga as a teacher and coach. He has had a very successful coaching career at Ticonderoga and continues to do so. During his 16 years, he has coached teams to 13 sectional championships.
Dorsett resides in Ticonderoga with his wife, Sara Cossey-Dorsett. They have two children, Sophia, 5, and Jackson, 3.
Nafeesa Madyun-Martin, Class of 1996
Madyun-Martin’s high school sports career consisted of soccer, basketball and softball. Nafeesa played varsity soccer as a sophomore and earned all star – honorable mention
during her junior year in soccer, basketball and softball. During her senior year she was the first female student from Ticonderoga High School to become an all star in two sports in the season year. She earned that title in soccer and softball.
Madyun-Martin graduated from Ticonderoga in 1996 and attended Herkimer Community College through 1998, where she earned Most Valuable Player on the soccer team her freshman year. She continued her education at Hudson Valley Community College where she graduated in 2003 with a degree in early childhood education.
Madyun-Martin now works at Saratoga Springs Hospital in the surgery center. She is a PCA/anesthesia tech. She resides in Balston Spa, , with her two children, Zoe and Avery Martin.
Madyun-Martin is dedicating her hall of fame award to her mother, Leigh (Smith) VanHuesen of Glens Falls.
Mark McIntyre, Class of 1983
Mark McIntyre graduated in 1983. He played forward on two Champlain Valley Athletic Conference basketball championship teams (1982/1983) and one Section VII Class C
basketball championship team (1983). He was also a member of the 1982 CVAC champion track and field team. He attended SUNY-Plattsburgh, where he was a three-year basketball starter at forward and captain and a member of the all-academic team. His senior year he led Plattsburgh to its first playoff appearance in 10 years. He also attended and played basketball at Arizona State University in 1986-87.
McIntyre and his wife Vikki have a 4-year-old daughter, Presley. He resides in Tempe, Ariz., where he has built a real estate business. He also participates in a number of charities in Arizona.