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Former IM coach Boddy to be honored

September 17, 2012
The Daily News


For The Daily News

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 (Moore) of Iron Mountain, 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 4 p.m. (Central time), dinner at 5:30 and the induction at 6:15. 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.

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.

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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