Union County inducts new members into Hall of Fame

 

By: Brian Whitmore
Sports Editor - Union Daily Times

Union County High School will induct 16 new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday night, during halftime of the Greer game.

The 2009 inductees are:

Warren Little was principal of Jonesville High School for 20 years (1962-1982). His faculty always emphasized academics, discipline and character development.

Doris Warren Whitlock was a basketball player at Lockhart High School (1943-1950). She averaged 32 points during her senior season and had a career high of 55 points in one game.

Lawrence Monk Vanderford led Lockhart to its only state football championship in 1971. His baseball teams won back-to-back state championships in 1971 and 1972.

Mike Vanderford was a four-sport letterman at Lockhart. He was the winning pitcher in five of seven playoff games for the 1969 state championship baseball team.

Larry Foster was a 1970 graduate of Jonesville High School. He was a three-sport letterman and was selected captain on all three teams. He was a pioneer in 1970, as he was one of the first black athletes at Jonesville High after integration.

Rick McCloud was a three-sport letterman at Lockhart. He was instrumental in leading Lockhart to the 1969 state baseball championship. He was all-conference his junior and senior years.

Ken Crocker was a three-sport letterman from 1966-71. He was a four-year starter in football at Lockhart. He was named all-state in 1970 and was honored as the Class A lineman of the year.

Danny Comer was a track athlete at Lockhart. He still holds the school record in the long jump, low hurdles and high hurdles. He was the first athlete to win an individual state title.

Jim Spencer lettered in three sports at Jonesville High. He was all-region in 1978-79 and was selected all-state in 1978. He is now pastor at Brushy Creek Baptist in Easley.

Shannon Moore Hill was one of the most talented female athlete ever to attend Union High. She lettered in track six years and participated all six years in the state meet a record that may be tied, but never broken.

Ben Wages was a two-sport athlete in football and baseball. He played four different positions and was selected best offensive lineman in 1989. He was best known for his baseball, where he was the No. 1 ranked catcher in the state in 1989.

Greg Medford lettered three years in football and baseball. He was all-region in 1990 in baseball, as he led the team in hitting and home runs.

Roderick Jeter was a two-year letterman in football and four-year letterman in track. He was voted all-state in football in 1988 and was captain of the 1989 Union team.

Jason Spencer was a three-year letterman in football and baseball. He led the team in 1989 receptions. He also led the team in steals and started at centerfield.

Chris Hunter was a two-year letterman in football and was selected to the all-area team by the Herald-Journal. He was all-region in basketball in 1990 and was all-region in track in 1989.

David Patrick was a two-sport letterman in basketball and tennis. He captained the 1983 and 1984 basketball teams. He led region II-4A in scoring, 1983-84.

 

 

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