The Washington Court House City Schools and Athletic Department held its 13th Athletic Hall of Fame Induction on Saturday, May 14 in Liberty Hall.
Following a meal served to family members of the inductees, Hall of Fame members Jon Creamer and Moe Pfeifer served as Masters of Ceremonies for the program.
Hall of Fame committee members and school administrators were introduced, along with many of the current Blue Lion head coaches. Forty-three current Blue Lion athletes, representing all the teams from 7th grade through varsity, were then introduced.
The 2016 inductees were then introduced, including Founders Roger McLean and Gary Card. Health reasons prevented Roger (Class of ‘58) from attending, but longtime friend Bill Martin accepted for him. The award was presented by current Blue Lion football player Trevor Hicks.
Gary Card (Class of ‘65) was presented his award by current tennis player Kenny Upthegrove.
Longtime track coach Tim Walters was presented his award by current track athlete Megan Mullins.
Kyle Brown (Class of ‘99) was unable to be present, but his father, Keith, was present to accept the award from current softball player Wendy Hawk.
Scott Lewis (Class of ‘01) was presented his award by current Blue Lion baseball player Cole Massie.
Travis Robertson (Class of ‘94) received his award from Blue Lion basketball player Max Knisley.
Finally, longtime coach Gary Shaffer received his award from current golfer Kyler Mount.
Hall of Fame Chairman Dale Lynch closed the program by reminding the current athletes and coaches that they are part of a tradition of Blue Lion Athletics that goes back to the first school-sponsored sport (track & field) in 1901 — 115 years of athletic excellence.
The seven current inductees were joined by several of the past inductees to complete what was an exciting and memorable event for all who attended.