WHS Hall of Fame induction this weekend
by By Kyle Lovern
WEST WILLIAMSON - The WHS Hall of Fame reception and inductions will be held the weekend of August 16 and 17 at the Williamson Community Center, which is located at the West End pool.
A ‘Meet the Pack Night’ will be held on Friday starting at 6:30 p.m. The Saturday event will start with a social hour at 12 noon, followed by the dinner and induction ceremony at 1 p.m.
The cost for the tickets will be $50 per person for Friday and Saturday. Some may not be able to attend Friday nights’ gathering. Thus the cost of the Saturday only induction dinner is $35. This year’s inductees will receive one free ticket.
WHS alumni wishing to nominate a future HOF member needs to submit the name with a resume of the accomplishments of that particular athlete. A person cannot be voted on by the HOF committee unless they are first nominated.
If anyone has questions they can call Joyce Roddy at 606-237-1087 or Cecil Hatfield at 304-235-4001.
Contributions for the WHS Hall of Fame are also being accepted from past members and graduates.
This year’s inductees include the late Bob Pauley who was an All-State football player in 1939. Matt Lovern, a 2003 graduate, was an All-State football player his senior season. He was also a 3-time Williamson Daily News All-Area selection. Ronnie Johnson, from the WHS class of 1978, was a three year letterman from 1976-78. He was a first team Daily News All-Area selection his senior season.
Garland “Rabbit” Thompson, who graduated in 1976, was the captain of his football team at WHS his senior season. Thompson was an assistant basketball coach at WHS when the team won its last state title in 2001. More recently he led Tug Valley High School to back-to-back titles in West Virginia as the head coach of the Panthers. Jeff Jackson, WHS class of 1976, played football and basketball for the Wolfpack while in high school. He won the Kentucky Sweet 16 state basketball championship as head coach in 1992. He also won four Class All A State championships in the Bluegrass State in 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2002.
The late Steve Maynard, WHS class of 1975, was also inducted. He played football and baseball for the Wolfpack. He was a Williamson Daily News All-Area selection for three seasons. Maynard was also an All-State baseball and football selection his senior seasons.
John Moses was known as “The Voice of the Wolfpack” back in the 1950s and 1960s when he broadcast games on the local radio station WBTH. He began his broadcasting career in 1956 and left that field in 1969.
Ralph Caudill, from the WHS class of 1969, was the captain of the Daily News All-Area baseball team in 1967-68. He was an All-State selection his senior season. Caudill, a pitcher, went on to play at Marshall University in 1970 and 1971.
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