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March 2010 NKY Hall of Fame Inductees
3/10/2010 - by Tom Berns
The Northern Ky Sports Hall of Fame will induct 6 new members into their organization on Wednesday March 17, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will take place at the Villa Hills Civic Club Hall at 729 Rogers Rd., Villa Hills KY. Guest speaker for the ceremony will be Rob Braun, local Cincinnati celebrity. The new members being inducted are:

Tony Sandfoss – Alexandria, KY – Tony is proud of coming from a family of seven. Played High School and College Basketball. He also played on an AAU team that Traveled Europe. Played at Newport Catholic where he was a 4-year starter. Senior year, Tony was All 9th Region, was named to the Dave Cowens Mr. Hustle Award, and is a Honorable mention McDonald’s American. Tony played at NKU on a Basketball Scholarship. He had the opportunity to play for Mote Hills during Mote’s Last season. He is so proud of his daughter, Courtney, who also plays for Newport Catholic, This tandem is the only Father / Daughter Combo to be in the Newport Catholic 1000 point Club.

Kellie (Harrison) Foote – Goshen, KY – Kellie has had a full career as a High School and College athlete. Kellie started in Volleyball, Basketball and Track at Dixie Heights. Her Honors are – Volleyball: 2 time All Region, 3 times All Tournament, Defensive Player of the Year. Basketball: 2 Time All Region, 3 Time All District, Post/Enquire All Star 3 Years, Defensive player of the year, Dixie Heights Team Captain.

Track and Field: All State 3 Times , All Region 3 Times, All Conference 3 Times, Post/Enquirer 3 Times, Dixie MVP 3 Times. Kellie holds record for blocked shots in one game 17, and holds the High Jump mark at 5’6”. Kellie play her College Ball at Midway College.

Christina (Freppon) McDonald – Cold Spring, KY- Christina has accomplished much as a High School and College athlete and Coach. In High School she played at Newport Catholic along with a line of Freppon’s. Her accomplishments are: Basketball - All Time Leading Scorer and rebounder. All Region and All District selection 3 Times each. Was selected the Loyce Meadows Award as the 9th Region outstanding student-athlete.

Volleyball - Played on 3 Regional Championship Teams. Was selected to Numerous All Tournament Teams. All State Tournament selection Senior Year.

Softball – Played on 3 Regional and State Tournament Teams. Played on the 1984 State Tournament Championship Team. Selected Northern Kentucky Player of the Year 3 Times.

COLLEGE - Played on 3 NCAA Tournament Teams. Selected Great Lakes Player of the Year 1991. Kodak All American Honorable Mention 1991. Was the Female NKU Student-athlete of the year 1991.

Tom Freppon - Cold Springs, KY- Tom Played his High School Career at Newport Catholic as it seems all of the Freppon family has done! A very accomplished Basketball player at Newport Catholic and Thomas More College. Tom has been selected All 9th Region, All State Honorable Mention, 9th Region Player of the Year 82-83 season, plus all tournament teams in the Famous Recipe Tournaments both as a 9th and a 10th Region selection. Tom has been Honored on All District and 9th Region Tournament Teams. Tom finished his playing days at Thomas More College. Tom now stays in touch with basketball as an accomplished Basketball Official in the 9th Region for over 23 years.

Edward Bishop – Erlanger, KY – Baseball and Softball Umpire for 13 Years. Most exciting moment calling a Henry Clay player out stealing while falling down. The First Baseman told Ed that he has been watching way to much TV.

Tom Hergott – Fort Mitchell, KY – Tom has played, coached and umpired in the Sports of Baseball, Softball, Basketball, and Golf. Baseball – Tom has Played Knothole , American Legion, Buckeye League and College Baseball. The Teams where American Legion Holy Cross, Central Sales. Villa Madonna College. He also Coached Knothole Baseball for over 25 Years. He had the opportunity to coach the like of Leo Foster. He coached the Holy Cross Vets to the Greater Cincinnati Championship. Softball - Tom Played over 20 Years and has had the opportunity to play on (TWO World Class B Tournaments with Universal.)

Coaching - This is what Tom is Most proud of! He calls himself the (All time Gym Rat! ) He coached 25 Years and won the Knothole Greater Cincinnati Championship. Coached Basketball at Holy Cross the Fenwick Club, McGregor Sporting Goods. He also played in the Greater Cincinnati Industrial League.
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