LHS to induct new Hall of Fame class this week


By Paul Adkins - [email protected]



It’s Hall of Fame week this week as Logan High School is set to induct its newest class.

Activities will begin on Thursday with a luncheon at the Logan Country Club at 11 a.m., followed by the annual golf outing at noon.

In the evening the inductees will be honored with a dinner at the country club with the social hour beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30.

On Friday, the inductees will be honored at 7 p.m. at Logan’s Hall of Fame Game prior to the Wildcats’ home opener with Point Pleasant at 7:30.

This years inductees include: Amanda Ball, Kenny Hatton, Michael A. Turner-Oden and Booster West Virginia Senator Art Kirkendoll.

Here’s some biographical information on this year’s inductees as provided by LHS:

Booster: Art Kirkendoll

West Virginia Senator Arthur “Art” E. Kirkendoll graduated from Logan High School in 1969.

At the age of 29, he was elected to the Logan County Commission and served in that capacity for 30 years.

In 2011, he was appointed to fill Governor Tomblin’s Senate seat.

Senator Kirkendoll ran for a four-year term in 2012 and was elected.

He resides in Chapmanville and is married to Barbara Kirkendoll.

He has two children, Arthur and Brian.

“As an elected offical, I wanted to always improve the county for our youth through new facilities and financial support,” Kirkendoll said.

Kenny Hatton

Kenny Hatton attended Logan High School from 1973-76.

He played three sports: Football, basketball and baseball.

In football he was an All-State Honorable Mention selection in his junior and senior years. He also made All-State Honorable Mention in baseball during those same years.

He attended West Virginia University and played football as a punter.

He is married to Joan Hatton and has a son, Lee Hatton, and three step children: Billy, Kristi and Amy Vance.

He worked as a coal miner since 1981 at Marrowbone Development, Massey, Alfa and Hobet Mining. He currently resides in Chapmanville.

Michael A. Turner-Oden

Michael A. Turner-Oden attended Logan High School from 1977-79.

While there he played basketball on the 1977 and 1978 state championship teams. He also played on the 1978 state baseball runner-up team.

He was named All-State Honorable Mention in football, basketball and baseball in 1978.

He resides in Las Vegas, Nev., and is married to Sharon K. Oden and has two children Brandon and Michiko.

Michael spent four years in the US Air Force after playing three years of college basketball at West Virginia State.

He spent four years in the Middle East as a Security Specialist protecting US military personnel. He was the 2013 Employee of the year at Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Amanda Ball

Amanda Ball attended Logan High School from 1993-95.

While there she played softball and was on the First Team All-State teams in 1994 and 1995 and made the All-Tournament team. In 1993, she was Second Team All-State.

After graduation she attended Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pa., where she received scholarships in basketball and softball.

She received the Golden Glove award in her sophomore season.

Ball later transferred back to West Virginia State on a full ride scholarship in softball.

In 1997, she was honored as the Mid-South Player of the Year in Division II and was all-conference in 1997-1999.

In 2000, she became the assistant coach in softball at West Virginia State.

She is currently employed at Trinity Health Care Services and will be the administrator of the Dazzy Vance Mountain Retreat. This facility services children who have experienced trauma in their lives and they hope to break ground in the Fall of 2015.

She resides in Mitchell Heights.

She would like to thank her parents for instilling great moral values and pushing her to reach her dreams. She would also like to thank her sisters, Chrissy Edwards and Morgan Frye for always being there for her.

By Paul Adkins

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(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

(Paul Adkins is the Sports Editor of the Logan Banner. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1730, by email at [email protected] or on Twitter @PAdkinsBanner).

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