Sunday, August 12, 2012

WHS Athletic Hall of Fame Announces Newest Candidates

"Pick" Rolley's 1924 Yearbook picture

The Wellsville Athletic Hall of Fame Committee recently announced the names of the newest candidates to be inducted into the High School Hall of Fame.  This will be the sixth class of WHS alumni inducted into the hall. 

Graduated 1928
The newest class will have two alumni from the Senior era and six from the Modern era.  From the Senior era is Raymond S. Rolley, Sr. (Class of 1924) and George Calhoun (Class of 1928).  Modern area candidates are Sherrill Jackson (1972), Carrie Cornwell (1987), Eric Dowling (1987), Jared Mike (2003) and Gabrielle Burns-Baker (2004).  Former Football & Track Coach Howard Gilger will also be inducted.  Gilger retired as a teacher from the Wellsville School District.

The induction ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, August 25.  There will be a private reception for the new candidates, all other Hall of Fame members and invited guests at 10 AM.   The induction will take place in the Wellsville High School Auditeria beginning at 11 AM.  The public is invited to attend the 11 o’clock ceremony.  There is no admission for the induction ceremony.  The last class inducted into the hall was in 2010 during the WHS All-Class Reunion. 

The newest members will be introduced at 7 PM to the home crowd at Nicholson Stadium prior to the WHS Tigers home opening football game.  That game is also on August 25th.   The Tigers will host rival Toronto Red Knights in the WTOV TV Channel 9 Game of the Week.

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