Logan High School will enshrine J.D. Brammer and Libby Noe this week into the Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
The two inductees will be honored through a series of events.
On Thursday, there will be a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Logan Country Club, followed by a golf outing at noon. The cost is $125.00 per team.
Then on Thursday, there will be a Hall of Fame dinner as Brammer and Noe will be formally inducted. The dinner will be held at the Logan Country Club and tickets are $30 per person. The social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the dinner to follow at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday, Ms. Noe and Mr. Brammer will be honored during pre-game ceremonies before the Logan-Shady Spring football game at Logan Stadium.
Those ceremonies will begin at approximately at 7:10 p.m.
“We congratulate these graduates of Logan High School and look forward to celebrating this milestone with them,” LHS Athletics Director Brian Atkinson said.
Brammer was a letterman in football, basketball and baseball at Logan High School in the early 90s.
He went on to a distinguished professional baseball career in which he made it all the way to the Triple-A level of the minor leagues in the Cleveland Indians organization. Brammer was initially drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates but chose to play collegiate baseball instead at Stanford University.
Noe was a standout girls’ basketball player at LHS in the late 1970s and helped lead Logan to the 1977 girls’ basketball state tournament. It was the first state tournament appearance for the Lady Cats.
Here are biographical sketches of the two inductees as provided by Logan High School:
John David Brammer
John David “J.D.” Brammer graduated from Logan High School in 1993. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball during his years at LHS.
Brammer was also all-state honorable mention in basketball during his senior year as well as earning all-state honors in baseball all three years.
After his junior year, J.D. played in the National High School Baseball Tournament in Cleveland, Ohio for the Bronx, N.Y., team. Many of his teammates later became pros including Alex Rodriguez, who was his roommate.
Brammer was the winning pitcher in the championship game against Puerto Rico, throwing a no-hitter.
After his senior year he was a pitcher for the summer National Championship team from Cincinnati, Ohio in the Connie Mack division. The Championship game was played in New Mexico. His pitching record was 12-0.
J.D. was drafted in 1993 by the Pittsburgh Pirates but chose to go to Stanford University on a baseball scholarship. He was invited to represent the west region in the Olympic Baseball team trials in Miami, Fla.
While at Stanford he played summer baseball the first two years for the Anchorage Glacier Pilots in Alaska and during his sophomore year he earned a save pitching in the regional semifinals in Wichita, Kansas, advancing Stanford to the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
In 1996, after his junior year at Stanford, he was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the fourth round. During his time with the Indians he was on the Major League roster for three and a half years. He played winter ball in Arizona and Venezuela. He last played professionally for the Indians’ AAA team in Buffalo, N.Y.
His pro baseball career was shortened by a shoulder injury. He returned to Stanford to complete his education.
Brammer and his wife, the former Mitzi Ferrell, now reside at Rocky Branch in Chapmanville. They are the parents of two children, Josef, age 9 and Heidi, age 6.
His parents are Larry and Lana Brammer of West Logan.
His brother, Dr. Glen Michael “Mikey” and wife Dr. Jennifer Brammer and their three sons live in Fisherville, Va.
Elizabeth (Libby) Noe
Elizabeth “Libby” Noe graduated from Logan High School in 1978.
During her time at LHS she was a member of the girls’ basketball team.
In the 1976-77 season her team was the sectional and regional champions and they were the first Logan High girls team to go to the state tournament.
Noe averaged 10 points and 10 rebounds per game that season. The team accumulated an 18-4 record.
In the 1977-78 season her team won the sectionals but lost to Huntington High school in the regional finals. The team had a 15-8 record and Libby averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game.
She was voted Special Honorable Mention All-State. She was also elected Vice-President of her senior class.
As a youth she attended Logan Junior High and was named to the All-County team in basketball and was an all-star for Miss Softball America.
Her parents are Woody and Wilma Adams of Stollings. She is married to Mark Noe and has seven children: Lori Miller, Kelli Hall, Jennifer Noe, Nicole Noe, Justin Noe, Braden Noe and Jaycee Noe. She also has several grandchildren: Brian Ball, Briana Ball, Shana Hall, Shayna Gore, Kennedy Miller, Branson Gore, Dylan Miller, Kolton Hall and Kasen Collins.
She is a member of The First Baptist Church of McConnell where she is active in the Christmas Outreach Program. She is a KVC Foster parent and a member of the National Foster Care Association.
Libby and her husband Mark have had more than 30 foster children entrusted to their care.
Libby and her family are strong supporters of Logan High School Athletics and she has served in the past as president of the Lady Wildcat Softball Boosters. She has also had the privilege of serving as president of the Logan ASA Softball Association and was just recently elected to serve as president again.
Noe has served on the Logan Cowboy Board of Directors and is active in the Cal Ripken Baseball League.
In accepting this honor Libby would like to thank her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the members of the Hall of Fame Committee, her parents, husband, children and grandchildren for helping her to celebrate this very special occasion.