Hermida Among Wheeler Sports Inductees

The Major League Baseball outfielder will be honored with four others in Jan. 19, 2013 ceremonies.

Major League Baseball outfielder Jeremy Hermida is one of five inductees in Wheeler High School's Athletic Hall of Fame to be honored in January.

Hermida, who played for the San Diego Padres in the 2012 season, will be recognized during the Jan. 19 Wheeler basketball game against Cherokee.

The other inductees are:

  • Danielle Santos, a former girls basketball player and now an assistant women's basketball coach at the University of Kentucky
  • Ronnie Keener, a former basketball and baseball standout;
  • Ches Riley, a boys soccer player, Class of 1993;
  • Steve Diffley, a former Wheeler teacher and coach.

A dinner and ceremony will be held in the Wheeler cafeteria starting at 4:30 p.m. The inductees also will be recognized at halftime of the varsity boys' basketball game.

The cost for the dinner is $15 per person and reservations must be made by Jan. 9.

To RSVP, please contact Wheeler athletic director Robert Horn at 770-578-3266 extension 290 or email him at robert.horn@cobbk12.org.

The Wheeler Athletic Hall of Fame was created in 2008 and includes the late football coach Corky Kell, former NBA player Shareef Abdur-Rahim, former NFL lineman Randy Edwards, former major leaguer Shane Monahan, Olympic track gold medalist Reggie Witherspoon, former U.S. women's national soccer team player Linda Hamilton and pro tennis star Robbie Ginepri.


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