Sec­ond Hall of Fame class an­nounced

12 all-time Tigers greats to be in­tro­duced at half­time of Oct. 5 Home­com­ing con­test

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - Free­man staff

The sec­ond class of Kingston High’s Ath­letic Hall of Fame has been an­nounced.

Ath­letes from six dif­fer­ent decades and seven dif­fer­ent sports (bas­ket­ball, base­ball, cross coun­try, track and field, swim­ming, ten­nis and vol­ley­ball) two coaches plus the long­time voice of Tiger foot­ball will join the 16 inducted in last year’s in­au­gu­ral class.

The in­ductees will be in­tro­duced dur­ing half­time of the Oct. 5 Home­com­ing foot­ball game vs. Mid­dle­town at Di­etz Sta­dium. The con­test starts at 7 p.m.

The in­duc­tion din­ner and cer­e­mony will be held Satur­day, Oct. 6 at The Chateau in Kingston. Check-in and cock­tail hour be­gins at 5:30 with the din­ner and cer­e­mony sched­uled for 6:30 p.m. Tick­ets are $40 per per­son and $30 for chil­dren un­der 12. Tick­ets are avail­able through the Kingston Ath­letic Di­rec­tor at (845) 943-3736. The in­ductees are: • G. Warren Kias — Kingston’s first ath­letic di­rec­tor and cham­pion coach in five sports. He is the Tigers’ all-time win­ningest coach with 372 vic­to­ries in 28 years guid­ing the bas­ket­ball team. His base-

ball team won 15 DUSO (Dutchess, Ul­ster, Sul­li­van, Or­ange) and four sec­tion ti­tles. He also won two DUSO cham­pi­onships in foot­ball, plus four DUSO and six sec­tion ti­tles in cross coun­try and six DUSO and three sec­tion crowns in track. He was AD from 1927-63, over­see­ing the con­struc­tion of Kate Wal­ton Field House.

• Char­lie Bock (Class of 1938) — Bock, who played for Kias, was named by the Free­man as the Kingston High Bas­ket­ball Player of the Decade. He led the DUSO in scor­ing all four years he played and fin­ished with 733 points in an era long be­fore the ad­vent of the 3-point shot. He was also an All-Star Pitcher and out­fielder.

• John “Big Ed” Weaver (Class of 1948) — A twotime All-Star on of­fense and de­fense that led Kingston to two DUSO cham­pi­onships. The 6-foot-3 Weaver led the DUSO in scor­ing two years and the Tigers to three con­sec­u­tive league ti­tles. When he grad­u­ated, he had eclipsed Bock as all­time scorer (973). He con­tin­ued his stand­out play in both sports at Army, earn­ing All-Amer­i­can hon­ors. He led the bas­ket­ball team in scor­ing as a sopho­more and re­cov­ered three fum­bles and get­ting an in­ter­cep­tion in the 1952 ArmyNavy game.

• Floyd Richard McCormick — From 1968-88, McCormick coached the golf team to nine league cham­pi­onships, three sec­tion crowns. The Tigers won the school’s first-ever state team ti­tle in ‘68. McCormick took over the boys swim team in ‘74 and led it to three con­sec­u­tive DCSL (Dutchess County Scholas­tic League) ti­tles from ‘7476. The Tigers share the crown three other times. They were DCSL and Sec­tion 1 cham­pion in ‘81.

• Dan Rein­hard (Class of 1970) — THE voice of Kingston sports. Rein­hard played foot­ball, bas­ket­ball, base­ball and golf for the Tigers. He be­came the statis­ti­cian and half­time an­nouncer on KHS foot­ball games on WKNY. A year later, he was made side­line re­port. By ‘73 he was an­a­lyst and be­came play-by-play an­nouncer in 1976. He broad­cast Tigers boys bas­ket­ball in the 70’s and 80’s and base­ball in the 90’s. This is his 43rd year an­nounc­ing “Kingston High School Foot­ball” and the pop­u­lar “Sporttalk” show on Ra­dio Kingston.

• John Ca­bell (Class of 1973) — Kingston’s premier male dis­tance run­ner. He capped an un­de­feated (13-0, nine course records) 1973 cross coun­try sea­son by be­com­ing the school’s first ath­lete to win a state ti­tle. A league cham­pion in track, he still holds the school record in the 3200. He went on win three con­fer­ence cham­pi­onships at Prince­ton.

• Su­san Helmich (Class of 1973) — In 1971 (a year be­fore Ti­tle IX), she was one of three girls to be­come the first to com­pete on a KHS var­sity boys team, prov­ing to be a con­sis­tent point scorer on the swim team. She went on to re­ceive the first full ath­letic women’s schol­ar­ship from Syra­cuse. A three-time can­cer sur­vivor, Helmich com­petes na­tion­ally in the U>S. Master Swim Pro­gram. Since 2008, she is the San Fran­cisco Bay Area Co-Di­rec­tor of Swim Across Amer­ica, a non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that raises money and aware­ness for can­cer re­search.

• Eileen Casey Pine (Class of 1978) — Kingston’s premier fe­male dis­tance run­ner. In 1975 she be­came the first KHS fe­male to qual­ify for the state cross coun­try meet. A three-time DCSL and two-time Sec­tion 1 cham­pion. In track, she won 72 of 77 races. She be­came the school’s first fe­male state cham­pion when she won the 3000 in ‘78.

• Joe McDon­ald (Class of 1987) — The most dom­i­nant jumper KHS has ever had. His school records in the long, high and triple jumps still stand three decades later. He turned his at­ten­tion to two-man bob­sled and just missed qual­i­fy­ing for the 2002 Win­ter Olympics.

• Kelly Weaver (Class of 1997) — More than 20 years later, Weaver is still the gold stan­dard for Kingston girls ten­nis. She was a four-time OCIAA and Sec­tion 9 sin­gles cham­pion. She qual­i­fied for the state tour­ney and, in ‘94, be­came the first Sec­tion 9 player to win the state cham­pi­onship. She had a 131-13 record, in­clud­ing go­ing 85-0 against Sec­tion 9 op­po­nents her last year years.

• Heather Wol­lyung (Class of 1999) — Kingston’s dom­i­nant player at the net, lead­ing the Tigers to back-to-back Sec­tion 9 vol­ley­ball ti­tles in 1997-98. She was the Sec­tion 9 Player of the Year in ‘98 and still holds the school record with 909 blocks. Wol­lyung went to Quin­nip­iac Univer­sity, where she still holds the record with 1,595 ca­reer kills.

• Lynsey Tim­brouck (Class of 2007) — Tim­brouck was a two-time Free­man Player of the Year and left with five ca­reer records, in­clud­ing all-time scorer. Her 334 steals and 567 field goals still stand. Her of­fense and de­fense helped lead the Tigers to two sec­tion ti­tles and their first state fi­nal four ap­pear­ance in ‘07.

The com­plete list of Hall of Fame bi­ogra­phies, pro­vided by the Kingston City School District, can be found at www.dai­lyfree­man.com/sports

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In 1994, Kingston stand­out Kelly Weaver was the first girls ten­nis player to cap­ture a state cham­pi­onship in her sport.

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Joe McDon­ald is the most dom­i­nant jumper in Kingston his­tory, with his school records in the long, high and triple jumps still stand­ing three decades later.

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Lynsey Tim­brouck was a two-time Free­man Player of the Year and left with five ca­reer records, in­clud­ing all-time scorer. Her 334 steals and 567 field goals still stand. She helped lead the Tigers to two sec­tion ti­tles and their first state fi­nal four ap­pear­ance in 2007.

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G. Warren Kias was Kingston’s first ath­letic di­rec­tor and cham­pion coach in five sports. He is the Tigers’ all-time win­ningest coach with 372 vic­to­ries in 28 years guid­ing the bas­ket­ball team.

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