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Pride of Schenectady: Together Once Again

Three-sport Linton standout Mike Meola to be inducted on Monday

Co-captain Mike Meola, left, poses with Linton coach Dick Lalla and fellow co-captain Mike Caschera prior to the start of the 1962 season.
Co-captain Mike Meola, left, poses with Linton coach Dick Lalla and fellow co-captain Mike Caschera prior to the start of the 1962 season.
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It might as well have been the Sharks and the Jets. The game was on. Eight or nine guys from Central Park Junior High School crested a hill next to the football field in the park, and an equal number from Oneida emerged from the woods. No pads, no helmets, just sweatshirts, jeans and an intense desire to knock somebody’s head off. “It was just like West Side Story,” Pat Riley said on Thursday. “We ...


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