From his start as a water boy 27 years ago, Luke Walsh has come to epitomize Garnet pride. Shown in the photograph from a car wash this summer with his flag and displaying his championship ring, Luke keeps the crowds going. He also literally keeps the teams going in his role as manager. His enthusiasm and support brings a special dimension to the teams he cheers (Luke is often a presence at many of Rye's sporting events). Beloved by all, Luke is the ultimate "Garnet"!
Luke's fame extends beyond Rye: He was featured in and article by the Journal News reporter Sam Weinman on November 14, 2003 and in an article by NY Times reporter Marek Fachol on November 16, 2003. The Times article can be accessed at:
For more pictures of Luke look under the photo galleries for October 9, 2006.