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  • 2013 inductees Dave Russell, Jeff Meyers, Anton Kossakowski, Vince Webber, and Alan Lettow pose for a portrait during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sport Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       2013 inductees Dave Russell, Jeff Meyers, Anton Kossakowski, Vince Webber, and Alan Lettow pose for a portrait during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sport Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Rena Ranallo, a three-sport athlete at St. Edward High School, talks with Westminster Christian Athletic Director Rick Palmer, as she accepts her Outstanding Achievement Award during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin. Ranallo, now a freshman basketball player at Benedictine University in Lisle, received an OAA for making the IHSA All-State Academic Team.

       Rena Ranallo, a three-sport athlete at St. Edward High School, talks with Westminster Christian Athletic Director Rick Palmer, as she accepts her Outstanding Achievement Award during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin. Ranallo, now a freshman basketball player at Benedictine University in Lisle, received an OAA for making the IHSA All-State Academic Team.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Larkin graduate and former Royals' football standout Vince Webber is hugged by former coach Mike Lee as Ron Lange, president of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, turns to present his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the ESHOFF Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Larkin graduate and former Royals' football standout Vince Webber is hugged by former coach Mike Lee as Ron Lange, president of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation, turns to present his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the ESHOFF Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Larkin graduate and former state wrestling champion Anton Kossakowski laughs as his is introduced by former coach Dennis Sugino during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Larkin graduate and former state wrestling champion Anton Kossakowski laughs as his is introduced by former coach Dennis Sugino during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Larkin graduate Alan Lettow acknowledges his daughters, Dana and Stacy, who introduced him during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Larkin graduate Alan Lettow acknowledges his daughters, Dana and Stacy, who introduced him during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Jeff Myers tells stories of games he called as a sportscaster as he accepts his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Jeff Myers tells stories of games he called as a sportscaster as he accepts his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Dave Russell speaks as he accepts his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Dave Russell speaks as he accepts his plaque during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Elgin High's Jennah Perryman stands as she accepts an Outstanding Achievement Award for herself and one for her sister Hannah during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Elgin High's Jennah Perryman stands as she accepts an Outstanding Achievement Award for herself and one for her sister Hannah during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • St. Edward graduates Kali Kossakowski accepts her scholarship from St. Edward Principal Rich Thomas during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin. Kossakowski, whose uncle Anton was inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday, is now a freshman softball player at NIU.

       St. Edward graduates Kali Kossakowski accepts her scholarship from St. Edward Principal Rich Thomas during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin. Kossakowski, whose uncle Anton was inducted into the Hall of Fame Sunday, is now a freshman softball player at NIU.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Will Woodhouse accepts his scholarship from Westminster Christian Athletic Director Rick Palmer during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Will Woodhouse accepts his scholarship from Westminster Christian Athletic Director Rick Palmer during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • Harvest Christian Academy's Stuart Wolff accepts his scholarship during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.

       Harvest Christian Academy's Stuart Wolff accepts his scholarship during the 34th Induction Ceremony of the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday at The Centre of Elgin.
    John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

The Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Foundation Sunday held its 34th annual induction ceremony and banquet at The Centre of Elgin.

Over 200 people attended and witnessed five new inductees -- Anton Kossakowski, Alan Lettow, Jeff Myers, Dave Russell and Vince Webber -- take their place in the Hall of Fame, bringing the number of inductees to 158 since the hall's inception in 1980.

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Twenty-five Elgin area student-athletes were awarded $1,000 scholarships. The foundation has now awarded over $353,000 in scholarships since beginning with one $500 award in 1980.

Additionally, Daily Herald Fox Valley Sports Editor John Radtke, a member of the ESHOFF board of directors, awarded over 50 Outstanding Achievement Awards, and longtime area youth baseball and football coach Mike Bailey was awarded the Vic Masi Award for community service.

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