Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2019

2018 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 8th induction ceremony on Saturday, December 29th, 2016 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools.

At the halftime of the Varsity Game, Hall of Fame President Ken Goff, took up position near the scorer's table to greet and present individual plaques to our 2016 inductees while the introductions were announced by Brian Kimmel. Meritorious inductee Rick Burzanko and Coach Dave Beten were recognized first, Followed by Athletes: William (Bill) Sallee ('63), Frank Nabozny ('65), Dr. Eric Wicks ('94), Adam Gonczy ('99), David Ludlow ('06), and Craig Voorhees ('06)

Following the game, Emcee Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame President Ken Goff presided over the reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where there was each of the inductees were provided a few minutes to address the crowd.

We thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. And to Principal Michael King and Athletic Director Brian Hiscox for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Again, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the half-time ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches.



Special note regarding the 2019 induction plans: Since joining the Berkshire Schools system – we recognize that there are many athletes, and coaches from the Ledgemont School System who have distinguished themselves on the field, courts, tracks, and mats. We have been told, that Ledgemont never had an official Hall of Fame, so to recognize and merge them into our Hall of Fame is not possible. However, we would like next year to be a “Legacy HOF Induction” where we will do a one-time recognition of noteworthy athletes. To accomplish this, we are looking for volunteers from the Ledgemont community to identify, and recommend anyone you feel is worthy of such recognition. This is a one year commitment/process to help to recognize as many worthy members as possible. Please see Ted Janssen or any other member of the Hall of Fame if you are interested in helping.


Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2017

2016 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 6th induction ceremony on Saturday, December 30th, 2016 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools. The Badgers looked strong as they handled the Huskies at every level, Freshman, Junior Varsity, And Varsity. Congratulations Badgers!

At the half, Hall of Fame President Ken Goff, took up position near the scorer's table to greet and present individual plaques to our 2016 inductees while the introductions were announced by Brian Kimmel.
Athletes: Jennifer Woods ('99), Kelly Green ('00) - Note: Kelly is our First 2 time inductee, Laura Boatwright ('01), Sabrina Woods('02) - Note: Jennifer and Sabrina are the first siblings inducted in the same class., and Katie Taylor ('02) These 5 individuals combined for the 1999 and 2000 state championship Women's 4x400 Relay teams. The 1987 Men's state championship 4x800 Relay team was then recognized - its members are: Chuck Maneage, Dan Duplay, Jonathan Tiber, and Patrick Buddenbaum.

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where there was an introduction of the inductees who were provided each a few minutes to address the crowd. Emcee Ken Goff also recognized Jim Kellogg for his service as President of the Hall of Fame for the past five years.

We thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. And to Principal Steve Reedy and Athletic Director Brian Hiscox for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Again, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the half-time ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches. G-TV has been very generous with their time and support of the Hall of Fame.


Updated: Monday, September 12, 2016

2015 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 5th induction ceremony on Saturday, January 16th, 2016 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools. At the half, Hall of Fame President Jim Kellogg, once again, took to the microphone but before introducing our 2015 induciton class. The Hall of Fame recognized two individuals who were avid supporters of the Hall of Fame and tragically were lost this past year:

                                                               

                    Jane Gonczy

                    Ralph Randals

                                                               
Coach's wife, Parent, Student (Class of 1973), Athlete, Parent,                                                                
Lifetime Supporter of all things Berkshire Major contributor to the Hall of Fame.                                                                


Both Jane and Ralph will be greatly missed!

Next Jim presented the 2015 Induction Class:
Athletes:
John Rowland '59, Greg Thomas '64, George Nelson '65, Larry Luoma '73, Debbie Duplay '89,
Brad Wadsworth '97, and our first inductee from the 2000 era, Sean Keyes '03
Coach:
Paul Busby

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where Jim Kellogg once again emceed the introduction of the inductees and provided each a few minutes to address the crowd.

We thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. And to Principal Steve Reedy and Athletic Director Brian Hiscox for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Again, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the half-time ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches. G-TV has been very generous with their time and support of the Hall of Fame.


Updated: Monday, December 15, 2014

2014 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 4th induction ceremony on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools. The Badgers looked strong as they handled the Huskies easily and prevailed by a score of 54-32. At the half, Hall of Fame President Jim Kellogg, once again, took to the microphone to introduce our 2014 inductees:
Athletes:
Rod Millhof '57, Dan Detwiler '69, Ken Creagh '75, Ray Montgomery '86, Chris Jackam '95 and Kelly Green '00.
And a special award for Meritorious Service to long time supporter and medical service provider:
Dr. William A. Reed.

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where Jim Kellogg once again emceed the introduction of the inductees and provided each a few minutes to address the crowd.

We thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. And to Principal Steve Reedy and Athletic Director Brian Hiscox for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Again, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the half-time ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches. G-TV has been very generous with their time and support of the Hall of Fame.


Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

2013 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 3rd induction ceremony on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 during half-time of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools. The Huskies prevailed for the second year in a row. At the half, Hall of Fame President Jim Kellogg took to the microphone to introduce our 2012 inductees: Athletes: Dave Mullet, Dale Duns (Plaque received by Dale's nephew as Dale was not able to make it back home), Kristin Chittle (Vandermaas), & Bob Potter. Coaches: Jack Arnold. And a special award for Meritorious Service to long time supporters The Ronyak Family. Then, a special appearance by Hall of Fame 2011 member Rob Cipolla, who took to the microphone and introduced our own Hall of Fame President and HOF Athlete: Jim Kellogg.

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where Jim Kellogg once again emceed the introduction of the inductees and provided each a few minutes to address the crowd.

Once again, we thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. Also thank you to Principal Steve Reedy and Athletic Director Brian Hiscox for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Finally, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the half-time ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches. G-TV has been very generous with their time and support of the Hall of Fame.


Updated: Monday, Decenber 17, 2012

2012 Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its 2nd induction ceremony on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 during halftime of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Cardinal high schools. The boys provided and exciting game, yet the Huskies prevailed 69-53. At the half, Hall of Fame President Jim Kellogg took to the microphone to introduce our 2012 inductees: Athletes: Dan Taylor, Diane Duplay, Ron Kellogg, Bill Hansel, & Don Starr. Coaches: Ken Janssen, & Jim Gonczy. And a special award for Meritorious Service to long time supporter and former superintendent: Walter Smith.

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where Jim Kellogg once again emceed the introduction of the inductees and provided each a few minutes to address the crowd. Everyone humbly expressed their appreciation for this honor and spoke about what it meant to grow up in the Burton/Berkshire school system. Many recognized teachers, coaches and those who set examples for them to follow.

Once again, we thank Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. And it was a special treat that Kristen introduced her former coach Jim Gonczy when it was his turn to speak.

Also thank you to Principal Steve Reedy and Athletic Director Joe Leonette for making sure that everything was in place for this year’s event.

Once again, we put out a call for pictures – if you have some you can share, please post on our Facebook page. Or you can email them to: Ken Goff (kggoff55@gmail.com)

Thank you Berkshire community for the great turnout and show of support – We now start planning for the next induction class – so if you want to nominate a candidate - please download the nomination form from this website, and get that sent in.

Finally, we want to give special thanks G-TV for their coverage of the halftime ceremonies as well as the reception and speeches.


Updated: Sunday, February 19, 2012

Inaugural Induction Class

The Berkshire Athletic Hall of Fame celebrated its induction ceremony on Saturday, February 18th, 2012 during halftime of the boys’ basketball game between Berkshire and Chardon high schools. The boys provided and exciting game and Berkshire prevailed 68-50. At the half, Jim Kellogg (President of the HOF Committee) took to the microphone to introduce our 8 inductees: Athletes: Jim Burzanko, Larry Wilson, Ken Burzanko, Rob Cipolla, & Luke Busby. Coaches: Russ Hurd, & Julie Cole. And a special award for Meritorious Service to long time supporter: John Gander. The Berkshire boys basketball team also took this time to personally congratulate each HOF member and to present Mr. Gander with a basketball signed by the 2011-2012 Varsity team.

Following the game, there was a reception held at the Berkshire High School cafeteria where Jim Kellogg once again proved to be the consummate master of ceremonies as he introduced the inductees and provide each a few minutes to address the crowd. Everyone humbly expressed their appreciation for this honor and while the coaches credited the athletes, the athletes credited the coaches, teachers, and everyone who “came before” them to set examples for them to follow.

Special thanks to Kristen Chittle Vandermaas and the Chittle family for providing the refreshments, as well as, setting up the cafeteria. Also thank you to Principal Steve Reedy for making sure that everything was in place for this inaugural event.

Everything went smoothly – except in all our planning we never designated anybody to be the “club photographer” – However, we do know that many pictures were taken and we would welcome photos that we can post on our Facebook page and/or website. Please contact Ken Goff (kggoff55@gmail.com) if you have some pictures you want to share.

Thank you Berkshire community for the great turnout and show of support – We look forward to the induction of the (to be determined) 2012 class.

And by the way – if you want to nominate a candidate for the HOF – please download the nomination for from this website.