Happy Valley HOF to enshrine 2021 Class

Published 11:46 pm Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The newest class of the Happy Valley Hall of Fame will soon be inducted alongside all the former Warriors who have already taken their spot for their accomplishments while at the high school.

On April 17th, 2021 the new class will be recognized inside Charlie Bayless Gymnasium.

The evening will begin at 6 pm when all the newly elected members will meet in the school cafeteria for refreshments and mingle with others who are scheduled to be inducted.

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All will move to the gymnasium at 6:35 pm with the ceremony slated to begin at 6:45 pm.

The new class includes some very familiar names not only remembered at the high school but throughout the Tri-Cities and reaching the borders of the state.

Those members slated to go in included: Greg Goulds, Phil Goulds, Mike Radar, Earl Sams, F.D. Spaller, Shelby Miller, Teddy Wayne McKeehan, Larry Crumley (deceased), Carl Roberts, Mike Williams, Jimmy Jones (deceased), Gary Walker, Bruce Radford (deceased), and Janet Renfro Grant.

Each new member will be enshrined by a family member, friend, or teammate which makes the night that much more special for each one.

Another highlight of the night includes honoring the “Honored Enemy War Chief” as this year that award will be given to legendary high school and college basketball coach George Pitts.

Previous winners of the award were Hampton coach Jerry White, Science Hill coach Elvin Little (deceased), Booby Snyder of Daniel Boone, and Hampton’s JC Campbell.

“We would like to see as many of our current Hall of Fame members in attendance to welcome our new class,” Spaller, the founder of the Happy Valley Hall of Fame said. “The event is free to the public and we would like to see as many family and friends of the new inductees to be in attendance as possible along with Happy Valley nation of fans.”

Spaller added that face coverings are to be worn in accordance with the Carter County School Board’s initiative to protect those in attendance.

Families are encouraged to social distance at least six feet apart from other families in attendance.