Nick Sebes

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  • January 3, 2024
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What do George Reeves, Christopher Reeves, Dean Cain and Nick Sebes all have in common? They all portrayed SUPERMAN at one time in their lives. Sebes, this year’s male scholar athlete, picked up the moniker after his performance at the 1998 State Track and Field Championships. That weekend, Nick ran 9 races in 2 days, winning a silver medal in the 200 meters, an 8th place medal in the 100 meters and a silver in the 4 x 400 meter relay and led Mount Carmel Area to its first ever team State Championship. During his first 3 years as a member of the Tornado thinclads, Sebes has earned 5 state medals in the 100, 200, 400 (gold), 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 meter relays as well as 8 District IV gold medals as his team has won three consecutive District IV AA titles. He holds school records in the 100, 200, 400, 4 x 1, 4 x 4 and all time regional records in the 100 (10.7), 200 (21,7) and 4 x 400 (3:23.9).

With all of his track success, it may come as a surprise to know that Nick has achieved his greatest success as a football player. He has been named to the AP All-State first team in 1998 as a QB and in 1999 as a defensive back as well as Pennsylvania’s Player of the Year in 1998. Due to an injury during the 1999 season, Nick played flanker, split end, tailback, QB and free safety in helping his team to the state championship game in Hershey for the 2nd consecutive year. His versatility, as well as athletic ability, has earned him a full scholarship to Stanford University after turning down offers from Penn State, Virginia, Georgia, Syracuse, Notre Dame and others.

Sebes finished his career at MCA with a number of top ten rankings including total yards – 5,149 (4th), total offense – 4, 114 (5th), kick return yards – 833 (10th), points – 236 (8th), TDs – 38 (7th), punt return yds – 415 (8th), passing yards – 2,129 (6th), completions – 156 (5th), INTs – 11 (10th).

As if his athletic prowess wasn’t enough, Nick ranks 6th in his class with a 96.8 average and has scored near 1200 on his SAT’s. He is a member of the National Honor Society, SADD, Student Council, and Interact Club. Nick’s travels to the west coast will be followed by many in the Anthracite Region and will be assured that his SUPER efforts on the field and in the classroom will always make us proud.

Nick is the son of Fran and M (Butch) Sebes of Mount Carmel Estates.

Categories: 2000 Hall of Fame