Ironton HOF induction set

Published 2:13 am Thursday, January 24, 2013

Jim Walker


The foundation has been laid. Now it’s time to open the doors.

The inaugural Ironton High School Athletic Hall of Fame will induct its first class on Saturday.

The Ironton Hall of Fame is for anyone who had an outstanding career as a player or coach or was a booster or contributor to the athletic programs at Ironton High School.

The inaugural group of inductees are George McAfee, Coy Bacon, Ken Fritz, Mike Burcham and Bob Lutz.

The reception with finger foods will be held at approximately 7:15 p.m. on Saturday in the Ironton High School cafeteria following the Ironton Shootout.

Tickets are $10 in advance for the shootout and reception. Tickets at the door are $15.

Tickets are on sale at Ironton High School in the auto shop office and at Iron City Hardware. Persons can also contact Tiger Clan member Rick McKnight at (740) 525-8011.

The shootout will feature three games involving six outstanding teams.

The No. 8-ranked Fairland Lady Dragons play the Ashland Kittens at 2 p.m. followed by the Ironton Lady Fighting Tigers and South Point Lady Pointers at 3:45 p.m.

Ironton’s boys play the talented Akron Buchtel Griffins at 5:30 p.m. The Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced prior to the Ironton-Akron game.

Buchtel is 10-2 on the season.