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Knoxville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Posted: Monday, October 31st, 2016 at 6:00 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News- Cayde Sprecker and Andrew Schneider
2016 Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony

2016 Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony

Knoxville High School Athletics Hall of Fame Candidates have been announced.

The four being recognized this year are:

Gene Bane, a 1942 graduate being recognized for earning accolades in football, basketball, and track. He was state runner-up in both the 100yd and 220yd dashes, setting KHS records that still stand today.

Molly Darnell, class of 1965, for leading the the women’s golf team to a state championship and consistently finishing in the top five at state during her career.

Kent Chrisman, a 1987 alumni, anchored the offensive line for the Panthers in the fall of 1986, and was named Class 3A First Team All-State.

Coach Greg Stults led the Panther cross country program from 1978-2001. His teams claimed a State title, a runner-up, 13 conference championships, 13 state appearances, and finished top-ten in the state meet 11 times.

The group will be recognized at a ceremony held Friday, January 20.