The Helena Sports Hall of Fame has opened up ticket sales to the public for the HSHOF induction ceremony and banquet, which takes place July 13 at the Great Northern Town Center Best Western Convention Center.
This is the Hall's ninth class of inductees, dating back to 2003. The 2017 class of individuals includes Lonnie Burt, Matt Larson, Christina (Smetana) Eichler, Nate Boyd, Megan (Zanto) Handl, Dutch Schneider, Dick Muffick, Charlotte Sanddal, Bob Chilton, Ricknold Thompson, Mark Samson and Brian Knight.
Teams entering the Hall are the 1940 Helena Boosters women's softball; 1953, 1956-57 Days Plasterers women's softball; 1966, 1968 Helena Trail Riders; 1982 Helena High boys cross country; 1983, 1988 Capital High boys gymnastics; 1986-87 Capital High boys golf; and 1987 Helena High boys gymnastics.
For ticket information, email HSHOF president Casey Molloy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Curt Synness