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Sports Hall of Fame to induct six new members

Submitted

March 27, 2014

The Macon County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors is pleased to announce that six new members will be inducted into the Macon County Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 7th. The induction banquet will be held in the Athletic Building behind Macon County Junior High beginning at 6:00 p.m. The new members to be inducted at the 2014 Induction Banquet are as follows:

  • Billy “Skipper”Carter—MCHS Class of 1973
  • Shawn Carter—MCHS Class of 1986
  • Ronnie Donoho—MCHS Class of 1964
  • Troy & Cathie Gregory Johnson—MCHS 1965 & RBS 1971
  • Thomas Mowell—MCHS Class of 1988
  • Randy Williamson—MCHS Class of 1952


Tickets for the induction banquet are $12 per ticket and will be available in advance or at the door. Additional ticket information will be available at a later date. Please make plans now to attend the 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Banquet to show your support for these outstanding athletes.


Billy “Skipper Carter


MCHS 1969-1973


Skipper was a 2 year member of the MCHS baseball team, the basketball statistician 2 years and a 4 year member of the MCHS football team. He earned All Mid-State Conference 1st team honors and All Mid-State AA 2nd team honors in football in 1972. He was offered a football scholarship to the University of the South but declined. In 1977 he became a TSSAA licensed official in football, basketball and baseball and in 1980 he became a licensed ASA-USSA softball lumpier. Competed in Golf Channel Amateur Golf Tour and is a Johnson City Bowling Association Hall of Fame member.


Shawn Carter


MCHS 1982-1986


Shawn was a 4 year member of the MCHS basketball team and was a starter his junior and senior seasons. During these two seasons he was named All Tournament 5 times, All District 10AA 2 times, District 10AA MVP, All Vol State Conference 2 times, Vol State Conference MVP, Region 4AA All Tournament, 2nd team All Mid-State AA and scored over 1,000 points in his career. He accepted a full basketball scholarship to Volunteer State and played 2 years at Vol State. He has coached 5th-6th grade basketball and assisted in other youth sports. His 5th-6th grade girls team went undefeated this season (2013-14) and won the state championship.


Ronnie Donoho


MCHS 1960-1964


Ronnie was a 3 sport letterman at Macon County High School in football, basketball and baseball. A versatile athlete, he played multiple positions in football earning 2nd team All-CVC honors his senior season. In basketball he was a guard and according to his coach, Ronnie was a coach on the floor. He was co-Captain his senior season and had a 14 point per game scoring average. In baseball Ronnie was the #1 pitcher and played in the outfield when not pitching. He pitched a 2-hitter in the 1964 District 2 Championship game which qualified the team a spot in the Regional Tournament. A broken arm ended his baseball career.


Troy & Cathie Gregory Johnson


This husband and wife duo are world renowned marathon runners. They began running marathons in 1996 and have run in Spain, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, South Africa, China, Australia, Jamaica, Canada and in the United States. They are members of the 100th Marathon Club North America, 100th Marathon Club Australia, 50 State Marathon Club and the Marathon Maniac Club. They have run in 204 marathons and have logged an amazing 5,388 miles to date. In addition to marathons, they have run in 130 5K and 45 10K races. Troy is a 1965 graduate of MCHS and Cathie is a 1971 graduate of RBSHS.


Thomas Mowell


MCHS 1984-1988


Thomas was a 2 sport letterman in football and baseball at Macon County High School. In football he was a running back and linebacker earning 1st team All-District 10AA and 1st team All-Midstate AA his senior season. He was the team’s defensive MVP for 3 seasons and led the state with a punting average of 43 yards per punt his senior season. In baseball Thomas was an outfielder and power-hitter. He was the team’s MVP his senior season and earned All District 10AA honors. In addition to football and baseball, he was a Golden Gloves boxer and won Golden Glove Championships in 1986 and 1987.


Randy Williamson


MCHS 1948-1952


Randy was a 3 sport letterman at Macon County High. In football he was a wingback and defensive back helping lead the 1951 team to the Regional Tournament. He captained the baseball team his senior season and was offered a baseball scholarship to MTSU but declined. He played independent baseball for Dupont, the Nashville Vols minor league and in the U.S. Army. He was a baseball scout for the Cincinnati Reds and Florida Marlins. He is a leader and advocate for sports in his community since 1960.