Second Hall of Fame class announced
12 all-time Tigers greats to be introduced at halftime of Oct. 5 Homecoming contest
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
In 1994, Kingston standout Kelly Weaver was the first girls tennis player to capture a state championship in her sport.
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.
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.
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.