By CINDY CROSBY
The Colleton County High School Athletic Hall of Fame inducted six honorees Friday October 15 prior to the Region VII-AAAA football game versus James Island High School.
The six inductees included:
Robbie McClure – Walterboro High School Wildcats Men’s Track: 4-Year Letterman; 3-Year Leading Scorer; School Record in High Jump and 440-Yard Dash; Twice Named MVP in Track and Field; Member of School Records in Relays (three). Football: 3-Year Varsity Letterman and Starter while attending The Citadel for Track and Field, 4-Year Letterman (football); Captain (1976).
Courtney Frazier– Colleton County High School Track and Field: All-State 2010; Member of 4X400 Relay Team (2009); Region Championship (2009); All-Region 2009; School Record in 200-Meter (25.52); 4-Year Named Top Sprinter (2008-2011); School Record for 100-Meter (12.39).
Hannah Ruegner – Colleton County High School Track and Field: All-Region 2009; All-State 2010; Pat Rhode Award 2006-2010; Rookie of the Year 2005; Best Middle Distance 2008, 2009; Team Captain 2007-2010; AAU/USATF State Champion 2006, 2007; National Honor Society President 2009, 2010; Cross Country Five-year Letterman 2005-2009; Cross Country Team Captain 2007-2009.
Debby Griffith Hodges – Walterboro High Wildcats Girls Basketball: All-Conference 1970; 4-Year Varsity Starter; Conference Champions (1969); MVP.
Julie Segura Craven – Walterboro High Wildcats Girls Basketball: All-Conference 1969; 3-Year Varsity Starter; Made the hook shot that won the Conference Championship (1969).
Zachary Singleton – Colleton County Cougar Football: All-State 2007; Varsity Starter 2005-2007; Region Champions 2005; School Record for Passing Yards (Game, Season, Career); Touchdown Passes in a Game (4); Cougar Baseball: 5-year Varsity Starter(2004-2008); 11 Career Homeruns; All-State Baseball 2006; Spartanburg Methodist College Baseball Scholarship.
Prior to the ceremony, Julie Segura Craven’s son, Jamie Iriel, shared the story of how he first came to realize his mom was a “real” basketball player.
According to Iriel, when Ruby Tuesday first opened in Walterboro, he was helping himself to the salad bar when he looked up and saw a memorabilia photo of his mom during the conference championship in 1969 (she made the hook shot that would seal the Wildcat win) hanging on the wall. Iriel, an athlete himself, said he knew his mom played, but being a humble spirit, she had never really shared how important of a role she played during her high school career.
“What an honor,” said Craven, following Friday evening’s ceremony. “Tonight brought back so many memories. The Class of 1969 worked so hard to make a winning team. Debbie and I will never forget this night. Much love to our families for their support tonight,” he said.
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