Basketball - 1998

Mark Hogan graduated from Corning Free Academy in 1950 and was truly one of the best big men of his time. He averaged in double figures in both his junior and senior seasons scoring close to 12 points per game during that time. His best effort was against Newark as a senior when he poured in 33 points. Mark was named All-County as a senior. Following graduation from CFA, Mark went on to play in the tough Corning Glass Works League and the old New York/ Penn League where he played for the Corning All-High team. His Fallbrook team won the CGW league championship with an 11-1 record and the playoffs when Mark scored 40 points in the two playoff games. During his only season with Corning all High in the NYP League, Mark averaged over 18 points per game and was named to the all-league team beside such area stars as Jack Gushue and Leo Makovitch, who was considered one of the best basketball players ever to come out of Elmira. Mark Hogan died March 1, 1953 while serving his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He joins his brother Ed (football-1993) in the C-PP Hall of Fame.