Elgin Hall of Fame Names Outstanding Achievement Award Winners
Byline: Daily Herald Staff Report
The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame has announced its 1999 Outstanding Achievement Award winners.
For the past nine years, the Hall of Fame has honored persons or teams from the community or schools who have achieved a substantially noteworthy athletic performance during the past year or provided an outstanding service involving athletics to the city of Elgin.
This year a total of 11 individuals or teams will be recognized by the Hall of Fame for their achievements. The winners will be recognized at the Hall's annual; induction banquet on Sunday, Nov. 7 at Villa Olivia Country Club in Bartlett.
This year's winners are:
- Dave Aranda, St. Edward High School wrestling. Aranda finished second in the Class A state finals last season and posted a final record of 34-3 for the season.
- Katy Carter, DePaul University softball. Carter, a Larkin graduate, earned all-tournament honors in the College World Series as the Blue Demons finished third in the tournament.
- Gregg Fohrman, youth football. The highly successful coach of the Elgin Chiefs Pop Warner team became the all-time winningest youth coach in the nation this fall. Fohrman is already a Hall of Fame inductee.
- Sean Harrington, Elgin High basketball. Harrington graduated as Elgin's all-time leading scorer and the holder of 62 school records. He was an Associated Press first team all-stater last season.
- Tom Leith, Larkin football. Leith is being honored as a friend and contributor to sports. He is the longtime statistician for Larkin's football team.
- Jason Richardson, Larkin baseball. Set the state RBI record for most in a season with 73 last spring. He also tied the state record for most home runs in a game (4) and set the state record for home runs in consecutive at-bats (5). …