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Gladstone Hall of Fame

Former Mountaineer coach Scott Boddy selected

September 13, 2012
By DENNIS GRALL

GLADSTONE - Family gatherings will be a highlight of the second induction banquet for the Gladstone Sports Hall of

Fame Oct. 27 at Terrace Bay Inn.

A father-son tandem will be inducted together, a son will join his father and sisters will be reunited.

Fred Boddy, a football and girls basketball coach for the Braves, will be joined by his son Scott as members of the 2012 class.

Doug Ingalls, a former all-state basketball player, will also be inducted. His father, Jack, was in the inaugural class last year.

Another former all-state cager, Brianne (Weber) Helmila, will join her sister, Ginger, who was inducted last year.

They will be joined by athletes Dave Elliot, Mark Nelsen,the late Tom Domres, the late Clifford (Kip) Gillis and the late coach Eldon (Cappy) Keil.

The 1985 football team, which reached the Class B state semifinals in 11-1 season, will also be inducted.

The induction begins with a social at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 and the induction at 7:15. Tickets are $25 and are available from ticket chairman Ann Altese (789-1535 or 280-0641), Gladstone High School activities office (789-8320) or committee members Bob Hewitt, Karl Dollhopf, Rick Jensen, Dale Hongisto, Don Howes, Francis Cannon and Dennis Grall.

Fred Boddy, an Escanaba native who was inducted into the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame in 1989, compiled a 227-123 record in 15 seasons as girls basketball coach at Gladstone and spent two years as head football coach after eight seasons as an assistant coach.

He led the basketball team to two Class B district titles and a U.P. Class A-B Team of the Year. He also coached boys basketball at Bay Port, Wis., Champion and Marquette Bishop Baraga high schools. He was 123-28 at the two U.P. schools with four district titles and two regional titles.

He was an all-state basketball player at Escanaba and also played football and baseball, helping the baseball team to 48 straight wins.

Scott Boddy was MVP of Gladstone's 1981 football team and earned All-U.P. Dream Team and UPI all-state laurels. He holds the school rushing record with 1,640 yards, then played football for three years at Michigan Tech University. He also was an All-U.P. basketball player at Gladstone.

Boddy also was football coach at Calumet and Iron Mountain high schools, compiling an overall 131-29 record in 16 seasons, with 11 postseason playoff appearances. He was Michigan's Class C coach of the year and U.P. Class A-B-C coach of the year in 1996.

Doug Ingalls, currently boys basketball coach at St. Ignace LaSalle High School, is Gladstone's all-time basketball leader in scoring (1,325 points), career assists (547), season assists (222), game assists (17), season steals (100), career steals (243), field goals in a game (17), career free throws (319) and career field goals (583).

He was U.P. Class A-B-C player of the year and Class B all-state in 1986.

He was a four-year basketball starter at Northern Michigan University and two-year captain. He holds school records for single game assists (16) and career assists (633).

Ingalls was Class C state coach of the year at St. Ignace in 2000 and 2001 and BCAM coach of the year in 2001. He has also assisted his wife, Dorene, with the girls basketball team, which has won three Class C state titles and two runner-up finishes.

Brianne (Weber) Helmila was a four-year girls basketball starter for the Braves and is second in all-time scoring, after Jammie Botruff edged past her this past season. She has school records for points in a game (41) and free throws in a game (17). A three-time team MVP, she was Class B Detroit Free Press all-state in 1996 and was U.P. Class A-B-C player of the year in 1996. She was also a three-time All-U.P. choice.

At NMU, she was a four-year starter and was a two-time GLIAC defense all-star. She holds the school's all-time free throw conversion mark of 87 percent.

Domres is the only Gladstone alum who has played in the National Football League, spending six years with the Houston Oilers and Denver Broncos. He was drafted by the Oilers in 1968 after playing at the University of Wisconsin, where he was MVP in 1967 as a lineman. He played in the North-South and East-West all-star games in 1967.

An all-state football player at Gladstone in 1963, Domres was a three-year starter and two-time All-U.P. selection. He also played basketball for three years. He was inducted into the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 1988.

Elliot was a three-sport standout for the Braves who went on to play baseball at Western Michigan University and then spent five seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers minor league organization.

He was a Class B all-state basketball pick and U.P. Class A-B-C player of the year in 1991, when he scored a single-season school record 605 points. He also has single-game school marks of nine 3-point baskets in a game, 88 triples in a season and 103 for a career. He was also All-U.P. in football and reached the U.P. track finals in the 100 and 200 meter dashes and long jump and helped the 400 relay team to a school record (45.6 seconds).

He also played American Legion baseball for Gladstone before becoming a four-year starting outfielder for WMU, earning first-team Mid-American Conference and all-regional honors in 1994 and second-team MAC in 1993 and 1995. In 1994, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox but stayed at WMU. He was picked in the 23rd round by the Brewers in 1995. He played for Beloit, Wis. Snappers and the Stockton, Cal. Ports and was in the Class A Midwest League all-star game.

Gillis earned 14 varsity letters with the Braves in football, basketball and track. He helped Gladstone take U.P. football team of the year honors in 1946 and was All-U.P. in football and basketball in 1948.

Nelsen was a four-year wrestler at Gladstone and won U.P. titles in 1978 and 1979, earning Mr. Wrestler for the U.P. in 1979. He was undefeated in his final two years. He also played football for two years and was All-U.P. in 1977 and 1978. He was football MVP in 1978. He also was head wrestling coach at Gladstone from 1998-2002, posting a 49-11 mark.

Keil coached three sports at Gladstone and was the school's athletic director in a career that spanned nearly 50 years. He was 100-57-13 in football with three U.P. titles, won 195 games and 13 district titles and two regional crowns in 35 years in basketball and his golf teams won five U.P. titles. He joined the U.P. Sports Hall of Fame in 1974.

The inductees were selected by 58 people who paid a one-time $50 fee to join the organization. For details on joining, contact Hewitt (906-280-4641).

(Dennis Grall is the former sports editor of The Daily Press in Escanaba)

 
 

 

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