Class of 2010
Ken Chalker graduated from Lyons High School in 1954 where lived out his childhood dream of becoming a Lyons sports legend. In the final game of the ’54 season against arch rival Newark, Chalker scored 34 points, giving Lyons its 3rd consecutive Wayne-Finger Lakes League Championship. In the sectional qualifying game, again against Newark, Ken scored 32 points in a double overtime victory before a sellout crowd at the Rochester Sports Arena. Lyons roared through the sectionals and into the Class A final against East Rochester, a team they had beaten in the ’52 sectional final. With 10 seconds remaining East Rochester went ahead but with only 3 seconds left in the game, Ken Chalker sank the winning basket. In the three games against Newark, Chalker scored 96 points!
Chalker received many individual honors, including 1st team All-Section V and Section V most valuable player. He led the Wayne-Finger Lakes League in scoring and was a two time selection to the Wayne-Finger Lakes All League Team.
Ken also played offensive and defensive end in football and was named to the All-League team. In baseball Ken was a member of a Wayne County League Championship team.
Ken worked as a brakeman for the New York Central Railroad. He passed away at age 53 and is survived by his wife Judith, sons Kevin and Gary and daughters Elaine and Doreen.