Gilmer sports hall of fame induction set for Friday

The Gilmer Sports Hall of Fame is set to induct its 2017 class Friday evening.

This year’s inductees include athletic honorees Diane Beaver Call (Gilmer High School class of 1967), Jim Bailey (’68), Calah Davis Merritt (’95) and support personnel Ken Buffington (’68).

Call was a standout basketball player for GHS, Bailey made his mark on the football field and Merritt was a three-time track state champion. Buffington served as a longtime GHS coach and teacher.

Friday’s ceremony will be held at the GHS gym following the varsity Lady Cats’ game versus Pickens, which is scheduled to tipoff at 7 p.m.

Photos and full hall of fame biographies will appear in next week’s Times-Courier.

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