Fretwell, Huffman to enter Randolph Hall of Fame

Submitted photo Sylvester Wilson Fretwell was a track star for Elkins High School.

ELKINS — Eight worthy teams and individuals will be inducted into the Randolph County Secondary Schools Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The 24th induction ceremonies will begin at noon at the Gandy Dancer Theater.

Among the inductees are Sylvester Wilson Fretwell. He was a true student athlete at Elkins High School as the class of 1956 valedictorian.

His athletic talents were displayed in playing football for two years and four years in track and field, where he excelled.

From 1954 through 1956 the Elkins High School track team was undefeated, while in 1955 and 1956 the team set 11 school records.

Submitted photo Greg Huffman was a basketball standout for Harman High School.

As an individual on those track teams, Fretwell set school records in 1955 for the shuttle hurdle relay (61.0 seconds) and in 1956 again for the shuttle hurdle relay (59.8 seconds), the 120-yard high hurdles in 1956 (15.8 seconds), and in 1956 the 180-yard low hurdles (21.3 seconds).

Fretwell capped his senior season by taking first place in all hurdle events in all meets and placing sixth in the State Track and Field meet in the 180-yard low hurdles. He continued his love of sports by coaching Little League baseball in Texas and has been a frequent speaker at Upward Bound basketball games.

Also being inducted on Saturday is Gregg Huffman.

A 1981 graduate of Harman High School, Huffman was a standout in boys basketball from 1978 through 1981. During those three seasons, the Harman teams finished with records of 18-4, 16-7 (Class A Region II Champions) and, during his senior season, the team went 13-8, capturing the Class A Region II and Section II tournaments.

Over the course of his career, Huffman earned the MVP of the Tournament in the 1979-1980 Class A Region II tournament, as well as the MVP award during the 1980-1981 Region II tournament.

At the end of the 1980-1981 season he averaged 19 points per game, the second-highest scorer in the league. In addition, he was selected to both the Regional and Sectional All-Tournament teams and to the All-State Second Team.

During his junior and seniors years, Huffman earned All-Conference honors in the Little Mountain Conference