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The 2019 Hall of Fame Weekend was Sept. 6-7. Five athletes were introduced on Friday night at half-time of the Musselman football game and honored at a banquet on Saturday at Hampshire High School. The late Donnie Davis, former Chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee, was remembered, also.

About the HALL OF FAME...    


The present Hampshire County Athletics Hall of Fame was first envisioned by Hampshire High Athletic Director, Erino Leone, in 2009 although others had broached the idea previously. The idea was to honor outstanding teams from Capon Bridge High School Bobcats, Romney High School Pioneers and Hampshire High School Trojans. The first athletes recognized were the members of the state champion 1960 Romney High School basketball team. After that, a formal Hall of Fame committee was organized in 2010 with Donnie Davis as the chairman and a second state championship team, the 1949 Romney High School football squad, was inducted. The committee established a constitution and by-laws with some direction from Stan Shingleton, a Romney High School grad with experience in high school hall of fame organizations in Ohio. Plans were made for also honoring individual athletes, coaches and notable athletic contributors. The first full class of inductees was honored in 2011.


Nominations for the Hall of Fame are accepted from the public each year in the spring. A nomination form is required that includes the name of the nominee(s) and information stating the accomplishments that make the individual or group worthy of consideration by the HOF Committee.  Nominations are accepted for teams, individual athletes, coaches and major contributors to Hampshire County athletics.  

Nomination forms can be obtained from any of the committee members or are usually printed in the Hampshire Review. The committee then considers all those nominated and makes the final selections for induction. The following fall, the honorees are invited to attend a designated Friday night football game at Hampshire High during which the they are introduced at half-time. Then a banquet is held on the following day and each inductee is honored with a reading of accomplishments and given an opportunity to address the audience.  A plaque is placed on the wall in the hallway at Hampshire High School showing each recipient's name, date of induction and a summary of their athletic highlights.



Kenneth Sitar, Chairman
Donald H. Cookman
Steve Davis
Carol Fultz
Jean Shoemaker
Wayne Whitacre
Jane Wright Slocum

Past Committee Members
Donnie Davis - 1st Committee Chairman (2010-2018)
Norma Lee Clise
Jerry Giffin
Erino Leone 
Bill Sirk
Patricia York

Hampshire County Schools
111 School Street
Romney, WV 26757
Jeffrey Pancione
Phone: (304) 822-3528
Fax: (304) 822-3540
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