By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
The 2012 Redhound Varsity Club Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced today at halftime of the Corbin Redhound-Harlan football game.
The inductees are B.J. Foley, Michael Cima, Tonya Taylor, Jeffrey Adams, Jason Estep, Carol Craig, Armando Cima II and the 1952 Corbin Redhound basketball team.
Foley starred in baseball, basketball and football for the Corbin Redhounds. He was a finalist for the Mr. Baseball award and had 55 career touchdown passes and 10 interceptions for the Redhounds on the gridiron.
Cima was a standout on the gridiron for the Redhounds. He earned several honors during his playing days at Corbin, including the SEKC Player of the Year award in 1971. He was also a standout on the Corbin track team, too.
Taylor starred as a basketball and softball player for the Lady Redhounds. She won numerous awards as a basketball standout while capturing the All-Region Player of the Year award.
Adams starred for the Redhounds on the gridiron from 1981 to 1985. He received numerous honors for Corbin, which included the 1984 SEKC First Team and the Courier Journal’s All-State Honorable Mention team. He also played on the 1982 state champion team.
Estep was a three-sport star athlete from 1989 to 1993. He played defensive back and wide receiver in football, shortstop in baseball and forward for the basketball team. He was selected preseason All-State in 1992 and 1993 for baseball and he also played in the East/West All-Star games in both years. He earned All-State Honorable Mention honors in football in 1993. He also played on the 1991 13th Region championship basketball team.
Craig came to Corbin High School in 1992 and from that time until 1995, she brought an outstanding cheer program to the Corbin High School cheerleaders. She raised the bar on the cheerleading at Corbin High School.
Armando Cima II
Cima is widely credited with bringing soccer to Corbin High School. He has built the program to one of the best in the state. He has coached both the boys and girls soccer teams and has taken four teams to the Sweet Sixteen and one team to the Elite Eight.
1952 Corbin Redhound basketball team
Corbin posted a 25-7 record and won the 13th Region Tournament before falling to eventual state champion Cuba, 60-53, in the first round of the Sweet Sixteen.
By Les Dixon / Sports Editor
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Pick Up Game
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