Two Locals Inducted into Girls' Hall of Fame
March 22, 2012Paris High School
The Girls’ 10th Region Coaches Association inducted former Ladyhound star Megan May and long-time contributor the late W.B. Stiles into their Coaches Associations 10th Region Hall of Fame last week in Maysville..
Megan May became the seventh Ladyhound player inducted into the Players Hall of Fame. She joins former Ladyhound stars Beth (Wilkerson) Hammonds, Cathy Stiles, Jennie Redwine, Ashley Allen, Yolonda Brown and former teammate Lisa (McCarty) Hilander.
During her five seasons with the Paris Ladyhounds, she scored (1,443) points, pulled down (533) rebounds, had (458) assists and (323) steals. She’s the 8th leading scorer in Ladyhound history (five of the seven players she trails, have already been inducted in the 10th Region Hall of Fame). She was named to the All-37th District and All-10th Region teams her sophomore, junior and senior seasons and was also named to the Associated Press and Courier Journal’s Honorable Mention All-State teams as a junior and senior.
Megan, who played for Hall of Fame Coach Connie Appelman, became a starter on the varsity team her eighth grade year and during her time with Paris, they won two district titles and finished district runner-ups twice and advanced to the 10th Regional finals her sophomore season, while reaching the 10th Region semifinals two other times. She also played on three Paris teams that were ranked among the Top 20 in the state, with her freshman and sophomore teams ranked as high as 8th in the state. During their late season run her senior year,Paris moved into the Top 20 at No.18.
During that senior season, the Ladyhounds missed a last second lay-up in the opening round of the All “A” Classic 10th Region Tournament to Nicholas County and they would end up losing to the Lady Blue Jackets by one point. Nicholas would go on to win the All“A”State Championship.
May, who not only excelled in the classroom, was a standout soccer, softball and tennis player for the Ladyhounds.
After leaving high school, May played basketball, tennis, and softball at Transylvania for one year and then transferred to UK where she played soccer for four years, while going into medical school. She did her orthopedic surgery residency in Chicago at Northwestern University and after that, she did additional fellowship training in pediatric orthopedics at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Centerand orthopedic sports medicine at Ohio State.
She’s currently an assistant professor in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine at Baylor College of Medicine andTexas Childrens Hospital. Her specialties are sports medicine and pediatric orthopedic surgery.
W.B. Stiles (34 Years)
The late W. B. Stiles, who passed away in December of last year, was a longtime supporter for over 30 years for Paris Athletics. For 34 years, he served as either a score keeper or statistician for the Paris High School basketball and football teams. His love for the Greyhounds never ceased and for his outstanding service to Paris High sports, Stiles was selected for membership in both the Paris Greyhound Hall of Fame and the Tenth Region Boys’ Hall of Fame. He followed Ladyhounds basketball during their glory days of the 70’s and was a key and strong supporter for Judy Cox’s Ladyhound teams.
Stiles’ daughters Cathy and Dee Dee played on the Ladyhounds’ state tournament teams back in the 70’s and his son Kevin played on the 1973 Class A State Championship football team as well as a runner on the Class A State Track Champions.
His wife Audrey was a long-time teacher in the Paris school system. Audrey, Dee Dee and Kevin and his wife were on hand to accept the award on W.B.’s behalf.
Long-timeParissupporter and Hall of Famer Eugene “Puck” Puckett introduced Stiles into the Hall of Fame.
“W.B. would’ve been so happy with this honor,” Audrey told the nice crowd in attendance. “He loved Paris and this would’ve meant so much to him.”