Hall of Fame inductees announced


Induction ceremony to be held Sept. 22

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Image courtesy of Union County High School The 2017 Union County High School Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during the Friday, Sept. 22 football game between UCHS and Boilings Springs. The inductees will be honored during halftime and during a reception before the game. The inductees are Trevor Booker, Roscoe Crosby, Nikki Allen Ridgeway, David Lipsey, and Anne Long.


UNION COUNTY — Five outstanding athletes will be honored for their accomplishments on the field with induction into the Union County High School Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, Sept. 22.

In a statement released this week, the Union County School District announced that Trevor Booker, Roscoe Crosby, Nikki Allen Ridgeway, David Lipsey, and Anne Long are the 2017 Union County High School Hall of Fame inductees. The press release states the inductees will be honored at halftime during the Friday, Sept. 22 football game between UCHS and Boiling Springs at the Union County Stadium. It states the inductees will also be honored with a reception before the game at the Union County Fairgrouds. The reception is for the inductees and their guests.

The press release included the following biographical information on the inductees and their athletic careers both during and after high school.

Trevor Booker

A three year starter for the Yellow Jacket basketball team, Trevor left Union High in 2006 as the all-time leader in rebounds (1138) and blocked shots (341). He finished his prep career with an amazing 1326 points.

As a senior, Trevor was named the 2006 SC Gatorade Player of the Year. Trevor was also the Spartanburg Herald Journal Player of the Year, Region Player of the Year, and the SC Coaches Association 3A Player of the Year. He was named all-state and nominated for the McDonald’s All-American game, the only SC player so honored that year. Trevor closed out his high school career by playing in the SC/NC all-star game.

After high school, Trevor signed to play with Clemson. He was an all-ACC selection as a junior and senior. He led the Tigers to 3 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and finished his career as the only player in ACC history with 1500 points, 1000 rebounds, 200 blocks, 200 assists, and 100 steals. Trevor signed with the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves and now plays for the Brooklyn Nets. He sponsors basketball camps annually in Union and Mauldin.

Trevor and his wife April have 4 children and reside in New York.

We proudly induct Trevor Booker into the Union County High School Hall of Fame.

Roscoe Crosby

A two-sport standout from 1998 to 2001 and widely regarded by many as one of the best athletes to ever play any sport in Union County, Roscoe helped lead the Yellow Jacket football team to back-to-back state championships.

During his junior and senior seasons, Roscoe had 159 receptions for 3106 yards and 49 touchdowns. He was named region player of the year for three consecutive years and was a two-time all-state selection by the Greenville Touchdown club. Roscoe was first team USA Today All-American and Parade All-American. He was the SC Gatorade player of the year and the Rivals Network National Player of the year. Roscoe played in the 2000 Shrine Bowl.

In 2000 Roscoe was named Mr. Football in S.C. He was selected as one of South Carolina’s greatest high school football players of all time by the State newspaper and one of the top 100 athletes of the century by the Spartanburg Herald Journal. He signed to play football at Clemson University.

Also a first team USA Today All-American baseball player, Roscoe hit 25 home runs his 11th and 12th grade seasons. He was the 9th rated high school prospect and was a second round draft pick by the Kansas City Royals in 2001.

We proudly induct Roscoe Crosby into the Union County High School Hall of Fame.

Nikki Allen Ridgeway

Nikki was a two sport star at Lockhart High from 1992 through 1998 as well as a cross-country standout at Union High School from the 8th thru the 12th grade.

Beginning in the seventh grade at Lockhart as a middle distance runner, Nikki was the 1600 meter region champion as an eighth grader and a state qualifier. In 1997 she won the region championship in both the 800 meter and the 1600 meter runs. She went on to win the Upper State title in both distances and finished off an amazing year by winning the state title in both races.

A 4-year starter in basketball, Nikki was named best defensive player in 1998. While running cross country at Union High, she was all-region for 4 consecutive years and was named MVP in the 10th grade. As a senior, she qualified to run in the National Junior Olympics Cross Country meet in Kentucky. Nikki received a scholarship to run for Spartanburg Methodist College where she was MVP both years and qualified for the JUCO National Cross Country meet.

After graduating from USC, Nikki served as Athletic Trainer at Union High from 2004-2007. She and her husband, Carter, live in Spartanburg and she is currently the athletic trainer for Broome High School.

We proudly induct Nikki Allen Ridgeway into the Union County High School Hall of Fame.

David Lipsey

A three sport standout at Jonesville High from 1972 to 1977, David was named all-conference quarterback for an impressive three consecutive years and was also an all-state selection his senior year.

As point guard on the basketball court, David was again all-conference his 10th, 11th and 12th grade seasons. The 3 consecutive years all-conference selection continued on the baseball diamond where David’s abilities at shortstop and at the plate earned him a scholarship to Spartanburg Methodist College. After SMC, David finished his college career playing baseball for Newberry College.

After college, David returned home and as head football coach for 16 years, led the Wildcats to a school record 118 wins and 8 region titles. He was named region coach of the year 5 times. David was named the first head coach at UCHS after consolidation and led the Yellow Jackets to the Upperstate Championship game. He won back-to-back region titles and was region coach of the year two times. David served as assistant coach in both the North/South game in 2001 and the 2004 Shrine Bowl. He was also the 2004 SCCA Upper State All Star Coach.

David and his wife Daphney live in Spartanburg and have three children.

We proudly induct David Lipsey into the Union County High School Hall of Fame.

Anne Long

Anne coached 3 sports at Union High School from 1982 thru 1990 but is best remembered for the dynasty she established in girls basketball.

Coach Long’s teams at Union won State Championships in 1984, 1985, 1988 and 1989. In her last four seasons at Union High, her teams lost a total of only four games and two of her teams were ranked in the Top Ten by USA Today.

Anne has an incredible lifetime record of 861 wins and 199 losses as a high school basketball coach. She has been named SC Coach of the Year 8 times, a two-time finalist for National Coach of the Year, and was the NFHS National Coach of the Year in 2016. While coaching at 6 different schools Anne has won 27 regional championships, 5 state runner-ups and 9 state championships. She was selected to coach the 2002 & 2011 WBCA High School All-American team. She has been selected as South Carolina’s Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Sport. Anne is a member of the SC Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the SC Athletic Coaches Hall of Fame.

Anne lives on Daniel Island, SC and is an adjunct professor at the College of Charleston. She also serves as a volunteer with Special Olympics.

We proudly induct Anne Long into the Union County High School Hall of Fame.

Image courtesy of Union County High School The 2017 Union County High School Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during the Friday, Sept. 22 football game between UCHS and Boilings Springs. The inductees will be honored during halftime and during a reception before the game. The inductees are Trevor Booker, Roscoe Crosby, Nikki Allen Ridgeway, David Lipsey, and Anne Long.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_UCHS-YJ.jpgImage courtesy of Union County High School The 2017 Union County High School Hall of Fame inductees will be recognized during the Friday, Sept. 22 football game between UCHS and Boilings Springs. The inductees will be honored during halftime and during a reception before the game. The inductees are Trevor Booker, Roscoe Crosby, Nikki Allen Ridgeway, David Lipsey, and Anne Long.
Induction ceremony to be held Sept. 22

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