Tickets on sale for this year’s Carter County Sports Hall of Fame Induction

Published 10:06 am Tuesday, February 27, 2024

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Banquet will be at Milligan College

The crisp autumn air buzzing with excitement  preparing for the grand event of the year – the Carter County Sports Hall of Fame Awards Banquet. This year, the prestigious ceremony will unfold its magic at the scenic Milligan College’s McCormick Dining Center in Sutton Hall, promising an evening of celebration and nostalgia for sports enthusiasts.

Bill Robinson, the esteemed coach of Milligan’s men’s Basketball team, is set to grace the occasion as the guest speaker, adding a touch of wisdom and inspiration to the festivities. The lineup of inductees read like a who’s who of local sports legends, each name holding stories of triumph and dedication.

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Ruth Franklin, Jason Carter, Billy Sampson, William Trammell, and Jessica Brumit are the pride of Elizabethton, their achievements etched into the town’s sporting history. Milligan College would shine with the inclusion of Doneva Bays and Wes Holly Jr., while Happy Valley boasted representatives Sharon Butler, Garth McKinney, and John Hyatt.

Cloudland, Hampton, and Unaka proudly showcase their sports heroes – James Tolley, Tammy Bare, Jason Clark. Hampton’s Mike Matheson, Ned Smith, Ginny White, with Unaka’s Christina Bowers, Big John Taylor, and Wes Holly Jr. The diversity of talent mirrors the richness of Carter County’s sports legacy.

Adding a unique flair to the roster, TSSAA umpire and referee Roger Shaw and Elizabethton Parks and Recreation’s David McQueen are set to be immortalized for their contributions behind the scenes.

To witness this grand spectacle, sports enthusiasts can secure their seats by purchasing tickets. The doors of the Milligan College venue will swing open at 5:30, inviting guests into a world of sporting legends. The evening will kick off with a delectable dinner at 6 p.m., setting the stage for the unveiling of these remarkable stories.

Tickets, priced at $25 each for the general public and a special rate of $15 for members, are available for purchase. The community has the convenience of securing their tickets through the website For those who prefer the charm of in-person transactions, Smokey Mountain Treasures on 300 E. Elk and Eagles on 507 E. Elk in Elizabethton warmly welcome eager buyers.