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The South Carroll Athletic Department is proud to announce the selection of the Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2017.  Thousands of student-athletes and hundreds of coaches, administrators, and others have participated, or played a role in the school’s athletic program since its inception in 1967.  There are, however, those special people who have stood above the rest in their achievements and contributions to the South Carroll Athletic program.  Five such individuals will be recognized for their contributions on Friday, February 3 at half time of the South Carroll vs. Liberty boys’ basketball game.  We are proud to welcome Dale Greene, Jeff Franklin, Danette Johnson, Ruth Lampert and Kim Leppo Nichols to the South Carroll Hall of Fame.

Dale Greene played football and track for the Cavaliers from 1974 – 1978.  Dale was an offensive and defensive lineman who earned first team All-County, All-Tri-State league and All-Area honors in 1977.  In indoor track Dale threw the shot, capturing a County Championships and a Regional Championship in 1978.  Outdoor, Dale was a two-time Carroll County, Tri-State and Regional Champion in shot.  Dale went on to play four years of football at Shepherd College.  Eventually Dale would end up coaching football at South Carroll and a number of other schools.  He was named the Baltimore Touchdown Club Assistant Coach of the Year in 2003.
Jeff Franklin played football, basketball and baseball for South Carroll from 1973 – 1977.  Jeff set school records for the football team, making 36 catches for 697 yards and 9 touchdowns in 1976.  He was chosen first team All-County and All-Tri-State.  A three year varsity player in basketball, Jeff averaged 14.5 point per game and led South Carroll to its first ever Tri-State Championship in 1977.  He was chosen first team All-County and All-Tri-State.  In baseball had a career batting average of .372, and hit .417 his senior year.  He collected 45 hits in 41 career games.  On the mound, Jeff had a career 2.20 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 102 innings.  He senior year, his ERA was 1.25.  Jeff was first team All-County and All-Tri-State and the Carroll County baseball Player of the Year.   Jeff was selected in the 8th round of the June 1977 Free Agent baseball draft by the New York Mets.  Jeff would play 4 years in the minor leagues, reaching the Double A level

 

Danette Johnson played volleyball, basketball and tennis for South Carroll from 1988 – 1990.  A two time All-County (1988, 1989) and All-Central Maryland Conference (1989) volleyball player, Danette led the Cavaliers to the regional championship games in 1988 and 1989.  She led the team in hitting percentage, points and blocks and was named the Carroll County Player of the Year in 1989.  In basketball Danette earned All-County and All-Central Maryland Conference honors in 1990 and helped lead the team to an 18-2 record with county and conference titles.  She was named the Carroll County Player of the Year in 1990.  On the tennis court Danette was 21 – 4 and earned All-County and All-Central Maryland Conference honors and captured a District title in 1990.  Danette played volleyball at High Point and Towson University from 1990 – 1993.

 

A 2016 inductee into the Carroll County Hall of Fame, Ruth Lampert was a teacher and coach at South Carroll.  Ruth coached field hockey from 1974 until 1988 for the Cavaliers.  In 1983 her team captured the MPSSAA Class A State Championship.  Ruth started the girls’ basketball program in 1974 and would coach the program until 1990.  Her 1979 team reached the State Semi-Finals and the 1980 team reached the finals.  In 1978 Ruth coached the team to the school’s first MPSSAA Class A State Championship.  Ruth coached the girls’ track team from 1978 until 1980.  Her teams won a District Championship in 1979 and a Regional Championship in 1980.  Ruth taught at South Carroll from 1977 until her retirement in 1998.

 

Kim Leppo Nichols played field hockey, basketball and tennis for South Carroll from 1977 – 1981.  Kim was a three time All-County field hockey player for the Cavaliers.  She led the team to the 1980 State Championship and was named the Carroll County Player of the Year.  Kim was selected to the All-Tri-State team twice and was an All-Metro player in 1980.  In basketball Kim was on the State Finalist team and earned second team All-County honors in 1980 and first team honor in 1981.  In tennis Kim was the number one singles player and finished second in the county tournament.  Kim would go on to play four years of field hockey at Messiah College and would help lead the team to a 20 – 0 record in 1985.  She was named a NCAA Division III All-American in 1985.