The next Berkeley High School athletic legends destined for the school’s hall of fame have been announced.
“This will be the hall of fame’s eighth class,” hall chairman Craig Mims said. “Our committee, consisting of myself, Amy Jones, Ben Fleming, Sr., George Brittle, Kathy Jones, Bill McCall, Coach John Gooden and and Robert Thornal, worked very hard and believes it has selected a great class which includes athletes who competed in varying sports and time periods.”
The latest class, bringing the total hall count to 59, will be honored at a banquet on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the school then recognized at halftime of the Berkeley-Summerville football game on Friday, Sept. 27.
Also, the committee has set the date for its annual golf tournament for Thursday, April 18 at Berkeley Country Club. The golf outing serves as the hall of fame’s primary fundraiser and has helped award $2,500 scholarships to a male and female BHS student-athlete the past five years. Mims said the committee is seeking hole sponsors and four-man teams for the tournament to be able to continue the scholarship program again this year.
Hole sponsorships are $100 and cost per player is $65. It will be a captain’s choice format.
For more information on the golf tournament, call 843-509-8427 or email email@example.com.
The eighth BHS Hall of Fame class is listed below:
Bubba Hightower (1970) — Standout golfer for the Stags… Four-year letter winner… Played collegiately at Baptist College (team MVP in 1970), Anderson College and the University of South Carolina… A former South Carolina Amateur champion… Won numerous local and statewide golf tournaments… PGA club professional who played the mini-tours attempting to qualify for the PGA Tour… National Long Driving Championship district finalist… A legend in Lowcountry golf who passed away in 2012.
Doug Stewart (1988) — Football standout at BHS… Played on 1986 region and Lower State championship team… Rushed for 1,459 yards and 14 TDs in 1987… Post and Courier all-Lowcountry team selection... Played at Newberry College, lettering in 1988, and transferred to South Carolina State where he suffered a career-ending knee injury… Later, was one half of the 2 Live Stews sports talk radio show with his brother, Ryan, a 2012 BHS Hall of Fame inductee.
Mike Wilkerson (1992) – Three-year letter winner in track and football… North-South All-star game selection in 1991… Post and Courier/Palmetto Touchdown Club Offensive Lineman of the Year in 1991… Berkeley County discus champion in 1990… Three-year letterman at The Citadel from 1992-95 … Offensive line coach for Berkeley’s 1996 state championship team… Currently, principal at Berkeley Middle School.
Willis High (1997) — Basketball, football and track athlete… Three-year letter winner in football… Receiver and punter on 1994 state championship football team… Track letterwinner in 400-meter hurdles and high jump… Four-year basketball letterwinner and starter, scoring more than 1,000 career points… High School Sports Report all-state in 1997… Played basketball at Wofford... Served as head basketball coach at St. John’s Christian Academy.
Shon Gray (1988) – Four-year letter winner in both softball and basketball… Four-time all-region in basketball… All-state basketball player in 1988… Two-year starter at USC-Spartanburg (Now USC Upstate)… Played on 1992 and 1993 MEAC conference championship basketball teams for South Carolina State… MEAC all-tournament team in 1993.
Walter M. Bonner, Sr.
Amanda Hill James
Rufus Wofford, Jr
Anita Kidd Stokes
Kathy Brittle Jones
Don Brown, Jr.
Dr. Pete Myers, IV
F. Clark Simpkins
1960 State Championship football team
Albert “Snookey” Boyt, Jr.
Ben Fleming, Sr.
Rufus Wofford, Sr.