Johnson City Press: Hall, Glass, Larkey among Boone inductees

Hall, Glass, Larkey among Boone inductees

Douglas Fritz • Updated Oct 17, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Daniel Boone’s Class of 2017 houses 12 new inductees, including baseball standout Jeremy Hall and basketball stars Rachel Glass and Mark Larkey.

The Trailblazers’ Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at Snyder Gymnasium. The reception begins at 6 o’clock.

Also in the 2017 class are Connie Everhart (1981), Wendy Garber (1981), Rachel Glass (1995), Danny Good (1986), Mark Larkey (1985), Jeremy Hall (2002), Jody Jenkins (1996), Dwight Mitchell (1973), Krystall Pleasant (1990), Debbie Webb (1982), Dale Sanders (special contributor), and the 1998 boys’ cross country team (Shawn Akers, Aaron Gryder, Chad Joyce, Josh McGlothlin, Brinson Milhorn, Daniel Berry
 and Alex Wolf).

The group will be recognized on the football field at halftime of Friday night’s Musket Bowl game between Boone and rival David Crockett.

Here is some brief information about the Class of 2017:

Connie Everhart

The 1981 state runner-up in the 110 hurdles, she was a track standout from 1978-81. She was selected as most valuable female runner in 1980 and 1981, and was an all-conference selection both of those years.

Everhart held the school record in the 110 hurdles for 36 years, and ran track at ETSU.

Wendy Garber

A multi-sport athlete from 1978 to 1981, she was selected to the All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region teams in basketball in 1980 and 1981.

In 1981, she was selected to the All-Upper East Tennessee team and earned second-team All-State honors. She scored 1,027 points in her career.

Rachel Glass

One of the best all-around athletes in Boone history, Glass competed at the varsity level in volleyball, basketball and softball from 1991-95. She was selected as All-Big 10 and All-District in each of those sports.

She was a member of the 1,000-point club in basketball, and was the Johnson City Press All-Northeast Tennessee player of the year.

She played at ETSU with a career high of 32 points against Radford and 16 rebounds against South Carolina State.

Danny Good

He was a multi-sport athlete, graduating in 1986.

In basketball he was TSSAA honorable mention, and earned All-District and All-Region honors.

In football he was an All-Upper East Tennessee selection.

Currently the athletic director at Boone, the Trailblazers’ programs have excelled under his direction since 2009.

Mark Larkey

A basketball standout, Larkey was part of a team that was ranked No. 10 in the state in Class AAA.

He was an all-state selection in 1984-85, an averaged 19.5 points and 10.1 rebounds during his senior year. He was a four-year letterman at ETSU, and the Bucs won the Southern Conference tournament his senior year and played in the NCAA Tournament.

Jeremy Hall

An all-state honorable mention selection in basketball, his best sport was baseball.

Hall was a three-time member of the Johnson City Press Super 22 team, and went on to become a four-year starter at ETSU — where he was a finalist for the Roger Clemens Award for the best starting pitcher in college baseball.

Hall had a five-year minor-league baseball career with the Tampa Bay Rays, reaching Class AAA with the Durham Bulls.

Jody Jenkins

Standing out in football, basketball and baseball in the mid 1990s, Jenkins earned all-state honors in baseball.

He was the FCA Christian Athlete of the Year, and the Northeast Tennessee Male Athlete of the Year. He was also a member of the Johnson City Press Super 22 baseball team.

During his freshman year at ETSU, he was third in batting average in the Southern Conference, and ranked second all-time in doubles for the Bucs.

Krystall Pleasant

A multi-sport athlete from 1986 to 1990, she ran cross country and played basketball and softball.

She went on to play basketball and softball at Milligan College, sticking with both sports for all four years.

Debbie Webb

Played from 1979-82 and was selected athlete of the year as a senior.

In track, she was a three-time All-State performer, and held the school record in the high jump for 35 years. She was also the 1982 state runner-up.

In basketball she was an all-region selection. As a volleyball coach, she led the Lady Trailblazers to a state runner-up finish.

Dwight Mitchell

He held the school record in the mile run for 41 years, and set a two-mile record in the Blue Devil Relays in 1973 that stood for the duration of that event.

Dale Sanders

He has been a Daniel Boone supporter for over 40 years and has given to the athletic program with his time and financial donations.

1998 boys’ cross country team

Won the TSSAA Class A-AA state championship under the direction of Coach George Moody.

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