Marshall County inducts 2013 Hall of Fame class

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MARSHALL COUNTY ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME  CLASS OF 2013
 
Team:
 
1995 Marshall County High School Football Team
Class 4A District 1 Champions
Class 4A Region 1 Champions. (State Semifinals)  (To date, the only regional championship in program history).
In 14 games held opponents to an average of 8 points per game.  Recorded 4 shutouts and held 4 other opponents to 7 points or less.
In 6 district games the Marshals outscored their opponents 130 to 36.
In the playoffs the Marshals defeated Central Hardin, North Hardin and Nelson County.  Gave eventual state champion Louisville St. Xavier their closest game.
 
Contributor:
 
Jeff Waters

“The voice of the Marshals.”  Waters started his career in play by play announcing in 1988.  Waters went to work at WCBL Radio in 1993.  Became Sports Director and started broadcasting Marshall County games in 1994.  Play by Play announcer for Marshall County Football and Boys Basketball.  Broadcast the Boys State Basketball Tournament from 1996 to 2004.  Waters was the first play by play announcer for the Murray State Television Network and called many MSU football games and men’s basketball games on that network from 2008 to 2012.  Waters has also done freelance work for many other local and regional outlets. He had a streak of 169 consecutive Marshall County football broadcasts between 1995 and 2010.  Waters has been behind the mic for 14 district championships and 3 regional championships in Marshall County boys basketball, and 3 district championships and 1 regional championship in Marshall County football.
 
Coach:
 
Coach Jim Shelton
Coached Football and Baseball
Head Coach of Baseball from 1978 – 1991
Assistant Football 1974-89
 
Head Football Coach from 1990 to 2000 (11 seasons).
Record of 78-50.  Winningest coach in program history.
Guided Marshals to two district championships (1995 & 1998), 2 district runner-up finishes (1994 & 1997) and 1 regional championship (1995).
8 seasons of at least 6 wins.
Guided Marshals to playoffs 9 times.
Guided Marshals to first playoff win in program history (1992).
Total of 8 playoff wins.
His 1998 team set program records for most wins in a season (11) and longest winning streak (10 games).
 
Individuals:
 
Jim Owens
Brewers High School – Boys basketball
Jim was a four year letterman at Brewers High School, and was the starting center on the 1946, 1947, and 1948 Brewers Basketball Team. He was named All State Tournament team in 1948 and second team All Sate in that same year. He continued his basketball career at Memphis State and started as a forward during the 1948-49 season.
 
Powell Smith
Calvert City High School – Boys Basketball
Played 1943-46
Made the All Purchase Team 4 years
Scored 53 pts in a single game.
Played Basketball for Murray State
Was invited to the St. Louis Cardinals Spring Training
 
Shawna Smith
Marshall County High School – Girls Basketball
Played three years for the Lady Marshall Basketball Team
Was a member of the 1982 State Championship team
Was a member of the 1981 State Runner-up team
Played four years for Murray State University 
 
Brian Palmer
Marshall County High School – Track and Field and Cross Country
First Team All-State
Cross Country 1995
Track – 1993, 94, 96
2nd Team All-State
Cross Country 193, 94
Track – 1995
Regional Champion
Cross Country 1995
Track 1993, 1996
State Champion
3200 Relay 1996
State Runner-up
1600 Meters 1996
3200 Relay 1994
Purchase Area Cross Country Runner of the year 1995
School Record Holder
3200 Relay 8:04.21 – 1994
1600 Meters 4:21.49 - 1996
 
From: Marshall County High School

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