The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

Sports

December 13, 2012

Clinton High starting sports hall of fame

Athletic director invites residents to join process

CLINTON — When Gary Lueders was hired as athletic director at Clinton High School for the 2006-07 school year, he brought an idea along with him. It was an idea hatched years earlier.

Now, he says the time is right to turn his idea into reality. Clinton High School is going to start an athletic hall of fame.

“As a native, I knew we had a strong legacy, but I was not sure we were doing enough (to promote it),” said Lueders, a 1973 CHS graduate who returned to the school after serving as athletic director at Northeast in Goose Lake. “When I would travel, I would see where other schools were doing it.”

Lueders put the idea on hold for several years since the school was entering a major construction phase, with the renovation of the football stadium and the addition of the new athletic wing at the high school that includes a gymnasium and swimming pool. With those projects completed, Lueders decided the timing was right, so the hall of fame induction will coincide with a final piece of the facilities upgrades at the high school.

The inaugural hall of fame class will be inducted on Aug. 30, when Clinton plays host to Davenport North in football, the same night it will debut the new athletic turf on Coan Field.

Noting that there are members of the community who will remember worthy candidates whom others may have forgotten or not known exist, Lueders is asking current and former Clinton residents to nominate anyone they believe is worthy of recognition. There are nomination forms available at http://www.clintonia.org.

“The first group will have no limit (in size),” Lueders said. “After the first year, we will put in the most deserving. There won’t necessarily be someone each year.”

Lueders said those nominated could come from one of four categories: former athletes who graduated 10 or more years ago, former coaches who served five or more years ago, contributors and teams.”

A nine-member committee will review the nominations in March, and the first hall of fame class will be announced in May, Lueders said. A scoring rubric has been developed to judge the nominees.

1
Text Only
Sports
  • g000258000000000000fb38487cacc98db8e3f634d09a52750131b52878.jpg Players relent, agree to play for reinstated football coach

    Minnesota State University-Mankato's football team has ended its boycott of reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner, who successfully fought child pornography charges and other misconduct accusations that removed him from the job for 20 months.

    Hoffner said he assured the players, who refused to take the practice field Wednesday, that interim coach Aaron Keen, who led the team in Hoffner's absence, will continue in a major role with the team.

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-22-14 2B-Photo, Fulton baseball Morrison wins twinbill at Fulton FULTON, Ill. -- As Fulton baseball coach Kyle Miller put it after losing both games to Morrison on Monday, the losses were tough to swallow, but all the Steamers could do afterward was tip their hats toward the Mustangs. Morrison won 1-0, then 11-4

    April 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Irish's Evers second CLINTON -- Conner Evers pulled out his go-to motivation when struggling on the golf course. Not anything in his bag particularly, but a small booklet of pick-me-up quotes. He picked the right one, because Evers, a junior for Prince of Peace, finished

    April 22, 2014

  • Kings' DeCarlo has another big late hit CLINTON -- In a game that went back and forth, Clinton ended with the last laugh. Clinton (9-7) defeated Quad Cities 7-6 on Monday at Ashford University Field, thanks to an eighth inning that saw a hit batsmen and an RBI double to extend its winning

    April 22, 2014

  • 4-22-14 1B-Photo, Fulton softball Fillies take control vs. Fulton FULTON, Ill. -- While Fulton's softball team is figuring out the small things, Morrison is continuing its tear across the Three Rivers Conference. Morrison continued its dominant season Monday by defeating Fulton 9-0. Morrison scored in five of the s

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 4-21-14 1B-Photo, Bulls Game 1 slips away from Bulls CHICAGO -- Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18 and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    April 21, 2014

  • 4-21-14 3B-Photo, Cubs Reds' two-out runs too much for Cubs CHICAGO -- Carlos Villanueva had a better start than his last appearance. He just couldn't finish off innings that left him with a similar outcome. Villanueva (1-4) was tagged for five runs -- all with two outs in the fourth and fifth innings -- and

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Saints swept in home finale CLINTON - For the final time this year, the Ashford University baseball team took to the friendly confines of Ashford University Field. The results weren't so friendly, though. In a doubleheader dominated by pitching, Mount Mercy swept the Saints on

    April 21, 2014

  • 4-21-14 1B-Photo, White Sox White Sox end skid in style ARLINGTON, Texas -- Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura succinctly and aptly described the series finale at Texas. "It's an odd game," Ventura said after the 16-2 victory Sunday that ended Chicago's four-game losing streak. There was the bases-lo

    April 21, 2014 1 Photo

High School Sports