By Kaylee Lindenmuth
SHENANDOAH - Prior to the Jenkintown vs Shenandoah Valley football game Friday, four Shenandoah Valley alumni who shined as Blue Devils were inducted into the athletic hall of fame.
The ceremony occurred at midfield prior to the football game, and each inductee received a plaque.
The first inductee was 1993 graduate Edward Kubilis.
Kubilis earned seven varsity letters across two sports, earning four in Track and Field, and three in Football.
Kubilis played Wide-Receiver and Defensive Back as a Blue Devil, serving as team captain in the 1992 District XI Class A championship team. Kubilis set a single season record for receptions, with 53. Through his career at SV, he had 81 receptions, for 1,215 yards, scoring 14 touchdowns.
In Track and Field, Kubilis competed in multiple events.
Kubilis went on to attend West Chester, where he continued his football career.
2006 graduate Gina Manbeck was next up, a star player on the basketball court, and as a cross country runner.
A four-time Schuylkill League Division III all-star, Manbeck assisted in Shenandoah Valley's string division titles from 2003-2005. She also qualified for the PIAA State Championships as a sophomore.
In Basketball, Manbeck is one of nine SV girls' to score over 1,000 points, scoring 1,007 in her three years as a starter. In her senior year, the Lady Devils reached the PIAA playoffs.
Chris Palubinsky followed, though he could not be present to accept the award. In his place was nephew Mason and family.
Palubinsky, a 2013 graduate, earned 10 varsity letters across three sports, and holds the school record for passing yards by a longshot.
At quarterback, Palubinsky attained 5,391 passing yards in his career (previous record stood at 3,636.), 47 passing touchdowns, 990 rushing yards, and 19 rushing touchdowns. He was also named All-State and was included in the WNEP-TV 16 Dream Team.
A baseball outfielder, Palubinsky batted a .426 average.
In all three sports, Palubinsky received all-star recognition.
A two-year starter at Bloomsburg University, Palubinsky went on to set the Huskies' single season rushing touchdown record with 10, while passing for 3,282 yards.
Inducted posthumously was 2007 graduate Michael Reese, whose parents and brother accepted Friday.
Reese earned seven varsity letters across three sports, Football, Basketball, and Baseball.
On the football field, Reese played both quarterback and defensive back, setting the school record for passing yards at 3,636, leading Shenandoah Valley to their most recent district title in football in 2006.
Reese went on to receive a multitude of accolades, including a WNEP-TV 16 Dream Team selection. He would go on to play tight-end at Lycoming, playing in a conference championship and NCAA playoffs.
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