The Elizabethtown High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct eight Saturday at 6 p.m.
Included in the eight is a special induction of Mitchell Henry.
• JOEL “CY” CYGANIEWICZ, COACH
He brought swimming to its pinnacle, coaching swimmers to 15 individual state titles, 12 of which resulted in also setting state record. He led the Panthers to three boys’ state titles and three runner-up finishes; one girls’ state title and three runner-up finishes. In addition, 20 regional records were set.
Cyganiewicz coached the Outstanding Male Swimmer of the Year in 1989 and 1990, and the Outstanding Female Swimmer of the Year in 1989, 1990, and 1991. He was the Men’s Coach of the year in 1987, 1988, and 1990, as well as nominated as a National Coach of the Year in 1989. Cyganiewicz coached swimmers to national junior Olympic qualifications, top 16 national rankings, member of U.S. national teams, U.S. Open qualifications, and U.S. Olympic team selection meet qualifications.
Three of his swimmers are in the EHS Athletic Hall of Fame.
• CHRIS GOHMAN, 2009
He was a rare four-sport standout athlete playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. In football, Gohman was voted as the 2008 News-Enterprise First-Team Offense, All-State honorable mention, the 2009 First-Team Courier-Journal All-State, as well as the Associated Press First-Team All-State.
He had 1,613 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns his sophomore and junior seasons and passed those numbers as a senior with 1,743 receiving yards, 85 receptions and 26 touchdowns.
In hoops, Gohman graduated averaging 18.2 points and 9.6 rebounds a game, and was selected to the 2000 All-District and All-Region teams. He was the News-Enterprise Sophomore of the Year in baseball. He finished second in the 100 at the state track meet and was a member of the winning 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.
• LOUIS JENKINS, 1959
He excelled in football, basketball and baseball. Jenkins was the star of the famous 1957 Burley Bowl, when the football Panthers beat Shelbyville, which earned Jenkins a spot on the All-State Honorable Mention team and all MKC, as one of the leading scorers in the state.
He was part of the 1958 and 1959 teams that finished as runner-up in the regional baseball tournament. From 1957-1959, he was the leading hitter and outstanding shortstop for the Panthers baseball team and was one of the leading scorers in the state.
• ALEX JONES, 2009
She was a four-year standout for the Lady Panthers’ basketball team. She led team to four district championships, three region championships, and a state runner-up in 2009. Jones was named the All-Area Player of the Year, the 5th Region Player of the Year, and selected to the 1st Team All-State. She was recognized as the runner-up for Kentucky’s Miss Basketball during her senior year and was also chosen as a member of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game.
Jones, who had 18 rebounds in a game twice, was the first player in school history to score over 1,000 points and have over 1,000 rebounds. When she graduated, Jones ranked first for the Lady Panthers for points scored in a season (627), rebounds in a season (370), most free throws made in a season (466), most 2-point field goals (701), double-doubles (46), ranked third in steals (390), and fifth in assists (304).
The Lady Panthers were 117-17 in her four years.
• STEFFPHON PETTIGREW, 2007
He was the most prolific scorer for the Panther basketball team as a three-year starter, averaging 18.6 points per game during his sophomore season and 22.1 during his junior year. Pettigrew scored 50 points in a game twice as a senior, when he averaged 32.7 points a game, leading the state.
He led the Panthers to a region title in 2005 and a berth in the Elite 8. The team was ranked No. 1 in the state most of the next season and he was the 2007 Region Player of the Year and voted Mr. Basketball.
Pettigrew played the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star game where he was given the coveted No. 1 jersey, and also competed in the Derby Classic, winning the 3-point shooting contest. He was voted the MVP in 2006 for the King of Bluegrass Tournament, the Toyota Classic, and The Marion County Christmas Tournament, as well as the 2007 Lafayette Pre Season Classic. While most notably remembered for his basketball skills, Pettigrew played football for the Panthers for one season in which he made All-State and was considered one of the state’s leading receivers.
• JERRY TURNER, 2004
He excelled in football, basketball, and track. Turner set a state record as a receiver for yards and receptions, earning him a spot on football’s First-Team All-State. He was Second-Team All-State a year earlier as he led the Panthers’ football team to a region championship as well as the 3-A State runner-up.
He was an All-State performer on the track, winning the state long jump title and leading the Panthers to the top of the podium in the 4x400. Turner continues to support Panthers basketball by giving individual instruction to numerous players.
• GUY WALLACE, 1988
He was a three-year letterman in football and baseball, and the recipient of the Andrew Clay Johnson award. Wallace was a member of the 1,000-yard rushing club, despite playing in eight games due to a broken ankle. His return led the Panthers to an exciting win over Ft. Knox for the 1987 region title, as well a team district championship title, and the semi-state runner-ups. He was named to the 1986 and 1987 All-District Teams and the 1987 All-Region and All-State teams in football.
On the baseball field, Wallace had a .476 batting average and broke Panthers Hall of Famer Mark Bradley‘s home run record his senior year. Wallace led the Panthers to district championships in 1987 and 1988, as well as a 1988 region title. He was a starter in Kentucky’s East-West All-Star game. Wallace went on to play at Louisville, where he became a three-year letterman and was the recipient of the Cardinals’ coveted Golden Glove Award, as well as the Outstanding Athlete Award as a top student-athlete on campus.
• MITCHELL HENRY, 2011
He was a standout athlete in football, basketball and track. Henry was a three-year letterman and a two-way starter at tight end and defensive end. His senior season he had 38 receptions, 553 receiving yards, and three touchdowns. He was honored as an All-Area and All-State player. He led the Panthers to a region finals championship game in his senior campaign.
Henry was also a leader on the basketball court, averaging 20.9 points and 12.1 rebounds per game as a senior. He shot 55.7 percent from the floor and 79.1 percent from the free throw line. He was awarded All-Area honors 2010 and 2011.
In 2011, he was the All-Area Player of the Year, All-Region, runner-up for Region Player of the Year, and was All-State. Henry was a three-year letterman in track, participating in discus and shot put.
He went on to a successful career at Western Kentucky University, playing in 44 games, starting in 22 of those. He ended his career at WKU with 78 receptions, 1,094 receiving yards, 14 yards per catch on average, and 12 touchdowns.
General tickets are available at $20 each. If interested, call Lindsey Keith Alicna at 270-737-7377.