Members of the Lenoir City High School Sports Hall of Fame Committee met last week to review nominees for the hall, coming away with six inductees for the 2012 class.
Nominees are voted upon by current members of the hall and must be on at least 75 percent of returned ballots.
"Not many (high schools) have gone to the extent we have," said Glen Williams, who served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal and athletic director at LCHS after a successful career as a student-athlete. "We wanted to make it special and recognize all of our good athletes."
The inductees include Sandy White, Matt Hurst, Bobby Wright, Bill Wade, Gary Dye and Ron Tilley.
White, a four-year starter in girls basketball who graduated in 1957, is the only women's athlete to be inducted this year.
Hurst was a three-year basketball starter, graduating in 1992, earning All-District and All-Region honors in his career while helping lead the Panthers to the sub-state tournament.
Wright, a 1965 graduate, helped guide Lenoir City to the state tournament his junior year and once held the school's single-game scoring record with a 40-point performance against Meigs County.
Wade, who graduated in 1957, earned All-District, All-Region and honorable mention All-State honors in his senior year at Lenoir City.
Dye, a 1975 graduate, holds the honor of being the first golfer from Loudon County to received a scholarship to play at the college level.
An honorary selection to the hall, Tilley is a 1955 graduate of Lenoir City who is being recognized for "outstanding service achievements reflective favorably on LCHS and specifically its athletic programs."
The hall, in its current state, was formed in 2003 and has been inducting players every year since. "We've got a lot of history here, I'll tell you that," Williams said. "It's been a lot of work to try to get all this done."
A banquet will be held Oct. 6 at the LCHS cafeteria. Reservations can be made by mailing names and $15 per person to Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 538, Lenoir City, TN, 37771.
Hall committee members will also hold a "50s golf tournament" July 13 to raise funds. Money raised will help support the hall and provide plaques and hall of fame rings for inductees.
The tournament will be held at Avalon Golf Course and will have a greens fee of $35. Trophies and door prizes will be awarded. For more information or to sign up for the tournament, contact Glenn Williams at 865-986-8157, Jerry Tyler at 865-458-6220 or Jim McCarroll at 865-986-0790.
Lenoir City's Sports Hall of Fame Museum is located at the high school's football stadium.