was a big night for Greenville athletics as three more
standout athletes were
inducted into the Wave Hall of Fame. This year
the inductees were James (Jim) Koontz
(1968), Paulieanna (Anthony)
Tripp (1993) and the late Harry Yingst (1953). Accepting for Yingst
were two of his three sons, John and Sam. CNO Photo by Dylan Knoop
Greenville honors new
Hall of Fame members
By George Starks
GREENVILLE - It was another big night for Greenville sports Saturday as
the annual Hall of Fame night took place.
Greenville inducted three new members for the 2012 class that now has
89 names in the books.
Paulieanna (Anthony) Tripp, class of 1993, was the first to be
introduced to the crowd. Tripp was a standout in cross country and
track for Greenville, making it to the state level on many occasions.
James Koontz, class of 1968, starred in basketball and tennis and
coached the Lady Wave tennis team in 2011.Koontz was tabbed as coach of
the year as the Lady Wave netters were GWOC North Division champions.
Third was the late Harry Yingst, class of 1953. Yingst was a presence
on the football field and basketball court. Standing 6-5, Yingst was
the second tallest Wave in the history of Greenville sports to date.
Yingst passed away on December 8, 2008 suffering from lung cancer.