Seven former Danville athletes and coaches have been selected for induction into the Danville High School Athletics Hall of Fame sponsored by McClure & McClure Attorneys at Law.
The list of honorees includes six athletes and one coach. Six of the seven won individual state championships or were part of championship teams, and four of them graduated in the 1980s.
The group will be recognized Saturday at Admiral Stadium during a ceremony at halftime of the Danville-Garrard County game in the Bob Allen Pigskin Classic.
The inductees will also be recognized by school and bowl officials at a reception at Danville High School at 3 p.m. Saturday. All former Hall of Fame inductees are also invited to attend.
A look at the honorees and their accomplishments, as submitted by the school:
Pam Clements Young
Class of 1987
Clements won state track and field championships in the shot put in 1985 and ’87, going undefeated in both seasons, and won indoor state championships in the shot put at the Mason-Dixon Games in 1985, ’86 and ’87. She finished second in the state in the discus throw in 1985 and ’87 and was a member of state championship teams from 1983-87.
She still holds school records in both the shot put (39 feet, 11 3/4 inches) and discus (120-2) and set records at five invitationals. She received a scholarship from Louisville, where she won Metro Conference championships in the discus and finished second in the shot put in 1988 and ’89.
Clements was also a four-year letterman in basketball. She captained the 1987 team and was on the first Danville girls team to play in the 12th Region Tournament.
Class of 1988
Clevenger became the first Danville football player to letter on two championship teams (1984 and ’87), and he was the team’s most valuable player in 1987. He also won three other team awards, including the Kenny Sanders Award for courage and spirit (1986).
In baseball, he was the MVP of Danville’s district championship team in 1987, and he led the team in home runs, stolen bases and runs scored the following year when the Admirals were 12th Region runners-up. He was named All-Area and all-region for three straight years (1986-88), and Danville had a 74-16 record during his four years as a letterman.
Clevenger also lettered for four years in basketball, earning all-district honors in 1987, when Danville won Central Kentucky Conference and district championships, and ’88 and leading the team in assists in 1988.
Class of 2004
Fuqua won the state boys golf championship and was named Kentucky’s Mr. Golf in 2003. He also won the Kentucky junior amateur championship that year.
He went on to play at Kentucky, where he was a team captain from 2008-10. He holds Kentucky’s 54-hole tournament scoring record, twice earned Southeastern Conference all-academic team honors, won the Mason Rudolph Intercollegiate in 2009 and was sixth in the SEC championships in 2010. He played in the U.S. Amateur twice, earned three consecutive top-five finishes in the Kentucky State Amateur and finished second in the pro division at the 2010 Kentucky Open.
Class of 1981
Shannon won a state track and field championship in the high hurdles in 1980, earning a spot on a national honor roll after his time was listed as the seventh-best time in the nation.
He was second in the state in the high hurdles in 1979 and third in the low hurdles in both ’79 and ’80, and he was a member of a state runner-up team in 1978. He also set a meet record in the high hurdles at the CKC Championships in 1978 and won both hurdles races at the CKC for three consecutive years.
Shannon attended Kentucky on a track and field scholarship.
Class of 1988
Stewart starred in baseball, winning the team’s most valuable player award and its pitching and batting awards in 1988. He was named to the East-West all-star team in 1988, to the all-12th Region team in 1987 and was an All-Area selection in both seasons. He went on to letter for four years as a starting pitcher at Air Force, where he was named to Western Athletic Conference all-academic team as a freshman and a senior.
He was also a member of championship football teams in 1984 and 1987. He started at tight end and defensive end in ’87, when he was named to the all-area team and won the team’s academic award. He also won the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Kenny Anderson Award in 1986 and ’87.
Stewart also lettered for three years in basketball, winning the team’s 110 percent award in 1988.
Class of 1962
Swain has been a head coach or assistant coach in seven different sports at Danville:¿football, track and field, cross country, baseball, boys golf, girls golf and girls basketball.
In football, he has played for or coached under every Danville head coach for the past 50 years. He also worked under football coaches Herb McGuire and Briscoe Inman at Centre and football coach Roy Kidd and swimming coach and athletic director Don Combs at Eastern Kentucky.
Swain, who lettered in football, track and field, swimming and baseball, also served as Kentucky’s state consultant for physical fitness on the President’s Council on Fitness. He established a strength training program at Bate Middle School, which became a three-time state physical fitness champion, and he was named Kentucky’s physical fitness coach of the year from 1982-84.
Class of 1949
Weaver earned first-team all-CKC and second-team Associated Press all-state honors in 1949, when he was co-captain of the led the CKC in scoring with 103 points. He earned a football scholarship from Western Kentucky.
He was also co-captain of the basketball team in 1949, when he earned all-CKC and all-Bluegrass honors. He was named to the all-45th District Tournament team in 1948 and ’49 and to the all-12th Region Tournament team in 1949.
Weaver also competed in the discus and the broad jump in track and field.