BOURBON – The Triton High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the next class to be inducted into the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame. The class of 2022 will be the eleventh class inducted.
The Hall of Fame will recognize those Trojans who set
themselves apart on the playing fields and the courts of Triton High School and beyond. To honor these high school sports legends, the Triton Athletic Department will annually induct new members into the ranks of the Triton Athletic Hall of Fame.
The class of 2022 will include two athletes, one coach, and one contributor.
The first athlete to be inducted is 2000 graduate Melissa Branam (Nifong). Melissa was a five-time varsity letter winner earning three letters in Volleyball, and two letters in Basketball. She was named Triton Female Athlete of the Year 1999-2000, Basketball MVP 2000, and a member of the 2000 Girls Basketball State Championship Team.
Melissa was also named to the Area Basketball All-Star Team in 2000 and named their MVP. After graduating from Triton, Melissa attended Manchester College where she played basketball for three years.
The second athlete to be inducted is 1989 graduate Randy Hooley Jr. Randy was a fourteen-time varsity letter winner earning four letters in football, four letters in Wrestling, four letters in Track, and two letters in
Randy was a two-time all-conference Linebacker for the Trojans football team. As a wrestler, Randy was a two-time conference champion, three-time team MVP and a sectional champion. Randy was a two-time discus conference champion and was conference champion in shot put. He was also a two-time Field
Event MVP. After graduation Randy attended Manchester College where he played football and wrestled.
Former Volleyball, Basketball, and Track coach Gayle Perry will be inducted into the Triton Athletic Hall of
Fame. Coach Perry worked with multiple programs during her thirty-four-year teaching career at Triton. She was the varsity volleyball coach for twenty-five years and JV coach for one year. During her tenure the Lady Trojans were Sectional Champions seven times, Regional Champions two times and made it to the final four twice.
Coach Perry spent sixteen years coaching the girls high school basketball team in various roles and was on staff for the State Championship Teams in 1999 and 2000. She also was the Triton Varsity Track coach for
three years.
While coaching at Triton, Coach Perry won numerous team and individual coaching awards.
Bill and Marcia Keyser will be inducted into the 2022 Hall of Fame Class as Contributors. Bill coached Varsity
Softball for ten years and was instrumental in building the softball diamond and softball concession stand. He
was also part of the team that was able to get lighting for the softball field.
Marcia announced softball games, kept the book, and ran the scoreboard for softball. She has been a faithful ticket-taker at home events, welcoming people with a smile for years.
Marcia coached sixth-grade girls’ basketball as that program was getting started for two years.
The Hall of Fame weekend will kick off with recognition of these inductees at half-time of the Triton vs. Knox
boys basketball game on February 25th. The tip-off for the JV game that evening is scheduled for 6:30 pm
The Induction Banquet on February 26th. The evening will begin at 6 p.m. at the Back Forty Banquet Center in Bourbon. Triton’s former Athletic Director Mason McIntyre and current Triton Athletic Director Rick Yarbrough will serve as the Banquet’s emcees for the evening.
Tickets for the Banquet can be purchased in the Triton High School Main Office. Tickets will be $25 per person and will include a meal. The last day for ticket sales will be February 19.
The Triton Athletic Department would like to give a special thanks to the Selection Committee made up of Joe White, Roger Schori, and Jayne Ganshorn.