Middletown adding six new members to hall of fame

The Middletown High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee will hold its 18th induction ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 14 at Wildwood Golf Club.

The event will start with a social hour at 5 p.m., followed by a welcome session at 5:45 p.m. and then dinner at 6 p.m. The ceremony will begin immediately after dinner.

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

The inductees include: John Calhoun, football, baseball, Class of 1986; Larry Carter, football, basketball, track and field, 2007; Darrell Hunter, football basketball, track and field, 2002; Mark Andrew, swimming, 2015; Larry Emrick, basketball, 1958; and Danny Slusher, football, basketball, track and field, 1966.

The Skeeter Payne Award Recipient for 2023 will be given to Virginia Powers (basketball, 1956).

“I am very honored to take part in the 18th Induction ceremony,” Middletown athletic director JD Foust said. “Middletown has a rich tradition of excellence, and we are fortunate to be able to honor the Middie greats.

“The class of 2023 recognizes seven outstanding individuals who represent a broad spectrum of sports,” Foust added. “They all who had a major impact in sports at Middletown and on the State level.”

The Hall of Fame inductees were scheduled to be honored at halftime of the Middletown boys basketball game against Oak Hills at Wade E. Miller Arena on Friday night.

“The Middletown Hall of Fame was established to identify and honor, in a permanent manner, individuals who exhibited high ethical standards and integrity while achieving excellence in high school athletics, as well as others who have distinguished themselves by virtue of exemplary contributions to the advancement of interscholastic athletics at Middletown,” Foust said.

Donations to the M.H.S. Hall of Fame can be made payable to MHS Athletic Hall of Fame and mailed to M.H.S. Athletic Hall of Fame, c/o Scott Spradling, 7300 Michael Road, Middletown, Ohio 45042.

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