The Kingston and District Sports Hall of Fame is now 168 strong…
Five new members were unveiled tonight at city council..
They include John Hall—who for more than 50-years has been a teacher-coach and administrator for elementary athletics in the Limestone District School Board…
‘I’m really honored by this, appointed to the Hall of Fame..its the last thing I thought about..I’ve coached for 40-50 years and its always been a positive experience..not just a job.”
Paul Ragusa is a 5-time Ontario High School and Canadian University champion…won wrestling medals at the Pan-Am and Commonwealth games..and represented Canada at the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta..
Mike Knott was a feared hitter in baseball and fastball…he could do it all—pitching, fielding and especially hitting…Kingston’s all-time home run leader
“My dad had a farm back in Godfrey so I threw a lot of hay….I broke a lot of windows back at the farm, pitching and I just love the game..it something that set in with me and it made me happy and I excelled at it so I continued and I was lucky to be around some great players too to make the make fun for me so I stuck with it and loved it.”
Brent Johnston was a star football player at Holy Cross, Ohio State University and in the CFL with the B.C Lions..he played 11-years with the Leo’s winning 2 Grey Cups and finishing his career as the team all-time leader in quarterback sacks.. and then there’s multi-sport athlete–Harold Yip Radley who excelled in the 1920’s and 30’s in lacrosse, boxing, wrestling, football, and hockey with the NHL’s Montreal Maroons and the New York Americans…
“I and my family are very proud and pleased with the induction..if my father were here I’m sure that he would humbly be proud of his induction into the Hall of Fame because “A’ its the Hall of Fame where he spent a large part of his life and its a respected Hall of Fame.”