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Four inducted into WCHS Hall of Fame

January 19, 2013
By Don Sergent of Warren Central High School

Four former standout athletes were inducted into the Warren Central High School Athletics Hall of Fame January 19th. The inductees were also introduced before the Greenwood-Warren Central boys' basketball game on January 18th.

The 2013 inductees:

Derrick Alfonso, a 2004 WCHS graduate who excelled in baseball. The 2004 Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year, Alfonso was a two-time Kentucky All-Star. He remains Warren Central's career leader in batting average, runs batted in, triples, doubles, hits, runs and stolen bases. After graduating from WCHS, he enjoyed a stellar career at the University of Louisville.

Jim Cummings, a 1977 WCHS graduate who was a star in football and track and field. Cummings was Warren Central's first state champion in track and field, winning the 440-yard dash and placing second in the 220-yard dash at the 1977 state meet. He was also an all-conference football player.

Shawna Ferstl Gilbert, a 1990 graduate who excelled in softball and basketball. An All-State softball player in 1990, she led the Lady Dragons to two regional championships. She still holds WCHS records for batting average and home runs. In basketball, she scored more than 1,200 points for her career and played on the 1988 regional-champion team. She played softball at Ball State University.

Walter York, a 1980 WCHS graduate and a three-sport star for the Dragons. Playing football, basketball, and track & field, York earned 11 varsity letters at WCHS. An All-State football player, York was also a regional champion in track & field and an All-District basketball player. He played football at Western Kentucky University.

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