Saturday, November 18, 2017

Two alumni to be inducted into VHS Hall of Fame

David Carlton Class of 1978 • VHS Most Valuable Athlete in 1977-78 • Led team to final four finish at State in baseball in 1978 • Hit .354 in 132 games for baseball team for career with 22 home runs which was record at that time. • Had 53 stolen bases in career • Still holds single game stolen base record in Class 2A State Tournament game with three in 1978 • Scored 921 points in basketball career with 205 steals
David Carlton
Class of 1978
• VHS Most Valuable Athlete in 1977-78
• Led team to final four finish at State in baseball in 1978
• Hit .354 in 132 games for baseball team for career with 22 home runs which was record at that time.
• Had 53 stolen bases in career
• Still holds single game stolen base record in Class 2A State Tournament game with three in 1978
• Scored 921 points in basketball career with 205 steals

Two former VHS athletes have been chosen by the selection committee as 2014 inductees to a prestigious group.

That group is a per year selection of from two to five people to be inducted into the VHS Athletic Hall of Fame.

David Carlton, class of 1978, and Branon Brumley Waters, class of 1997, will be inducted Friday, Dec. 19, at the VHS gymnasium during the basketball game against Fairfield.

As the 7th edition of the Hall of Fame concludes the total number to have been so honored rests at 27.

Branon Brumley Waters Class of 1997 • Named to softball All-South Team three years • Named VHS Most Valuable Athlete in 1997 • Led softball team in hits, RBIs, home runs and on base • Pitched in senior year • Played on State Tourney Teams that finished 3rd & 4th in State in 94 and 95 • Played on undefeated regular season basketball team 93-94 • Scored 1030 points in basketball career • Played softball at Wabash Valley, Shawnee and Mid-Continent • Led NCCAA in batting in 2001 with .554 average • VHS girls basketball coach 2010-13
Branon Brumley
Waters
Class of 1997
• Named to softball All-South Team three years
• Named VHS Most Valuable Athlete in 1997
• Led softball team in hits, RBIs, home runs and on base
• Pitched in senior year
• Played on State Tourney Teams that finished 3rd & 4th in State in 94 and 95
• Played on undefeated regular season basketball team 93-94
• Scored 1030 points in basketball career
• Played softball at Wabash Valley, Shawnee and Mid-Continent
• Led NCCAA in batting in 2001 with .554 average
• VHS girls basketball coach 2010-13

The Hall of Fame began in 2006 by former VHS athletic director Ross Hill. At that time he selected Don Sanders, Larry Mizell, Jack Gorden, Max Hook, Jon Simmons and Beth Palmer to serve on the committee. This committee remains intact today.

The idea was to recognize former athletes and others who directly or indirectly most aided VHS athletics to the extent it survives admirably. Athletes who are selected must have graduated at least five years prior to being eligible for induction.

To make your nomination for 2015 inductees, visit http://www.viennahighschool.com/athletics/ where a nomination form is available.

This year’s inductees were outstanding, as were the other selections, both individually and collectively.

Carlton and Waters join Donald Bruce Walter, Mary Moore, Tim Watson, John Cherry, Tom Cole, Darla Hannan, Chester Lawrence, Lisa Ross, Don Brady, Bynum Burris, Mattie Ross, Bob Trover, Jim Wilson, Mark Bean, Tonya (Cole) Frehner, Brad Davis, Neil Martin, Sara (Vaughn) Partridge, Billie Beggs, Megan Mizell, David Stafford, Allison (Phillips) Quereshi, Gene Dick and Jeanne Clayton in the VHS Hall of Fame.

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