The Warren Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 1988 for the purpose of honoring those men and women in the community who have excelled in athletics or who have made substantial contributions to athletics in the Warren area. The Hall of Fame recognizes players, coaches, managers, trainers, team physicians and athletic directors among others.
Judge Donald R. Ford is credited with laying the groundwork for the organization. Bill White, former All-Star player and former President of Major League Baseball's National League, and Pro Football Hall of Famer Paul Warfield were two of the first inducted.
The Hall of Fame is administered by a board of trustees, which is selected for three year terms by the membership. The Board is led by a Head Coach, two assistant Coaches, a secretary and a treasurer.
The east hallway entrance at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library houses various display cases honoring those who have been inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. Each new class of inductees is honored at a Warren G. Harding or John F. Kennedy High School football game and at a formal banquet.
In addition, the organization hosts the annual "PIgskin Preview" and "Heroes Corner" events, as well as luncheon and dinner programs open to the public to bring outstanding speakers into the area.
Membership to the Warren Sports Hall of Fame is open to all, with annual dues set at $25.00. Membership privileges include the right to nominate and vote on inductees and trustees and two free social events - the annual meeting and the induction eve social.
To join, send your name, address, home phone, work phone, e-mail address and a check in the amount of $25.00 to:
Warren Sports Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 1444, Warren, OH 44482
2016 Calendar of Events
This year the Warren Sports Hall of Fame formal 2015 Induction Luncheon was held on Saturday, AUGUST 29, 2015 at DiVieste Banquet Center located at 754 North River Road Warren, OH. 44483
This year the Warren Sports Hall of Fame was pleased to announce the following worthy inductees: Anthony James (Jamie) Candella, Patrick Danko, Clifford, Johnson, Tim McNeil, PJ Notar, Sandra (Budd) Samuels, and Raymond Tesner
We also introduced the Inductees at a pre-game ceremony at the WGH vs. Cleveland Shaw game on Friday, AUGUST 28, 2015.
2015 Pigskin Preview
The Warren Sports Hall of Fame presented the 2015 Pigskin Preview highlighting area football teams with presentations by the head coaches of each team. Coach Menendez of Howland, Coach Bohren of Southington, Coach Whittaker of Mineral Ridge and Coach Howell of Champion. Assistant Coach Carl Kokor of Marshall University was the guest speaker featuring his participation about the movie "We Are Marshall " Special guest WGH and OSU great running back Tyrone Hicks !!
2015 Golf Outing
WGH Girls Track Indoor State Champs
Chyna Stroud, Nautica Hill, Aisha Jackson, and Gariana Bercheni
This past weekend, Saturday, March 7, 2015, the Warren G. Harding Girl’s Track Team competed in the OAT & CCC Division I Indoor State Championships at the University of Akron. These fine young women made school and program history by winning the Division I Indoor State Championship in the 4x200-meter relay.
This was a significant accomplishment being the first Girl’s Track State Championship in the programs history (Indoor or Outdoor) and the first for Warren G. Harding since 1923 when the Girls’ Basketball Team won the AAA State Title.
To honor this great accomplishment, The Warren Sports Hall of Fame will be purchasing rings for each member of the relay team (Chyna Stroud, Nautica Hill, Aisha Jackson, and Gariana Bercheni) and one additional ring to be displayed at the High School to be viewed alongside the other state championship rings.
Youngstown Phantoms' Pittsburg Penguins night
The Warren Sports Hall of Fame supports The Youngstown Phantoms; On Pittsburgh Penguins night, the Youngstown Phantoms staged a tribute to the 1991 Stanley Cup champions. Before 3,329 fans at the Covelli Centre, the Roaring Early '90s were back as the Phantoms and Team USA's 18-under team combined for a dozen goals in the Phantoms' 8-4 win. Following the game, the team went back on the ice to pose for a picture with the Stanley Cup. "To win the game and then bring [the Cup] on the ice was an unbelievable feeling."
"Tonight, no matter how long the line will be, everyone will be thrilled." There was quite a line before the game as hundreds of fans stood in a line that snaked from the team shop to the box office. The Cup was in town as part of the Youngstown Phantoms' Pittsburgh Penguins night. Troy Loney, Phantoms co-owner, put the promotion together. Loney was a member of the Penguins' championship teams in 1991 and 1992.When the Cup arrived, Pritchard asked Loney if he wanted to lift it out of the shipping box. "Gladly," Loney said, who added that it felt heavier than what he remembered. "When you win, it's pretty light. "I think they are using heavy print [for the engraved names]," he joked. Loney said it's the first time he's been with the Cup since a family trip to the Hall of Fame about 10 years ago. "We saw it like everyone else in a cattle car," Loney said of the line at the Hall. "We got our picture taken and got out of there. There is just one hard-and-fast rule for the Cup. You can't pick it up unless your name is on it; If they want to hug it or kiss it, that's OK. "Most fans appreciate that and understand that — they know what it takes to win the Cup. They respect the history and the aura of the Cup." For this visit, the only locals eligible to lift it were Loney and Denise DeBartolo York, owner of the San Francisco 49ers who was a Penguins executive when her father, Edward Sr., owned the team in 1991.
Left to right: Joe Sekula, Phantoms President and Former Pittsburgh Penguin Troy Loney & President of The Warren Sports Hall of Fame Shawn Bryant.
Come see The Stanley Cup
Dear Sports Fans:
I would like to extend an invitation to you to attend a special "Pittsburgh Penguins" game that the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL are having on Friday, December 19th at 7:05 pm at the Covelli Centre as we take on Team USA. Between the two teams there are 19 players that are projected to be drafted in the 2015 National Hockey League draft. In attendance at the game will be Penguins Alumni, the Penguins Mascot Iceburgh, the Penguins Ice Crew, and "THE STANLEY CUP" . That's right, we will have the Stanley Cup at the game and all fans in attendance will be able to have their pictures taken with "The Cup".
I hope you can attend the game and come watch tomorrow's stars today!
I hope to see you there,
Co-Owner & CEO
Two -Time Stanley Cup Champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins
2014 "The Game"
2014 WSHOF Induction
Photos from the 2014 Induction Dinner at DiVieste Banquet Hall