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Hall Of Fame Inductions

Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm


Last Friday at halftime of the Lady Jackets’ game, Joe Malone, Tannis Overturf and the late Coach Hollie Brown were inducted to the inaugural 2013-2014 Class. Malone, called “one of the best athletes ever at GCHS and a clutch basketball player,” played basketball and football from 1957 to 1961. He also returned to GCHS as an assistant football coach in 1967 and the school’s first baseball coach in 1968. As a basketball player, he scored over 2,000 points in his career at Grundy, which is still the career record for the boys. He also holds the record for most points in a boys’ game at 52 and points per game average of 29 during the 1960-61 season. Pictured (top) are Dewanna and Joe Malone, GCHS Principal Amanda Lance and Louie Ladd who accepted the plaque on behalf of his late Coach Brown. Overturf, greeted at the game by family, friends, teammates and fans, took time to speak to the current Lady Jackets team after their game and shared the wisdom of a successful high school and college career as well as a successful business life. At the presentation (bottom picture) were Tannis’ niece Terra Roberts, her sister Janice Overturf, Tannis, Principal Amanda Lance and Gay Roberts. Hall of fame - 1Hall of fame - 2