PREP SPORTS: First Elizabethtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame class to include 15 (03/29)

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By The Staff

Elizabethtown High School finalized its athletic hall of fame class Wednesday and announced the first 15 inductees Thursday.

The inductees were selected from nominations submitted to the EHS hall of fame committee.

The induction ceremony and banquet is slated for 5:30 p.m. April 20 at Elizabethtown Country Club.

Eleven of the inductees were chosen for their athletic achievements, two were EHS athletes who later coached at the school, one was an athlete who later contributed in non-coaching ways and another was inducted for his coaching prowess.

The inductees, in alphabetical order, with graduation year (or years coached) and induction type, are:

* Terry Bird (1962), athlete

* Mark Bradley (1975), athlete

* Vince Donnelly (1948), athlete

* Vince Hancock (1967-1977), coach

* Bill Jenkins (1961), athlete

* Ernie Lewis (1971), athlete

* Eddie Mason (1958), athlete

* Bobby McMahan (1950), athlete and contributor

* Thomas Murley (1995), athlete

* Ron Myers (1957), athlete and coach

* Bill Ransdell Sr. (1958), athlete

* Bill Ransdell Jr. (1982), athlete

* Chuck Rawlings (1972), athlete

* Richard Thomas (1972), athlete

* Ray Vencill (1954), athlete and coach