PSJHS inducts six into Athletics Hall of Fame

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 03:57 PM.

While at Port St. Joe, Fleming played and was a standout in football and basketball.

After his retirement as Shark public address announcer, he was succeeded by his son-in-law, Teedy Nobles, and grandson, Bobby Nobles, - all Sharks themselves.

Fleming was also known for his famous fourth-quarter pronouncement, “Following the game, there will be a [Victory Dance] at the Centennial Building…$2 stag and $3 drag.”

Holly M. Russ                                                                                                                                                     

Holly Russ was the youngest of 10 and a 1988 graduate of Port St. Joe High School where she excelled as a student/athlete, particularly in basketball.  She was a three year MVP, a member of the state Class 2A first team as a junior and senior, named first team All- Big-Bend in Class 2A and she finished her high school career in the regional finals.

After graduation, Russ received a scholarship to Chipola Junior College, where she attended 1988-1990 and received an AA degree and was voted to the Panhandle Conference first team both years.

The University of Texas El Paso followed and Russ received a BA degree in Liberal Arts/Journalism and was selected to the first team all-WAC Conference and set nine school records during her two years. She was UTEP Athlete of the Year for the 1990-1991 season.  Holly continues to hold school records for the highest scoring average (21.9 ppg), most points scored in a single game (40), and most 3-pointers in a game (7 of 13). 

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