Paul Adkins Sports Editor
September 12, 2013
Greg Bartram, Melissa Albright Fannin III, Alex Sabo, Wayne Eric Wagner and Whitey “The Brute” Estep are the new Logan High School Athletic Hall of Fame inductees.
The new Class of 2013 will be honored on Thursday at 6 p.m. during a Hall of Fame banquet at the Logan Country Club in Chapmanville.
The quintet will also be recognized on Friday night before the Logan Hall of Fame Game against Lincoln County at the Logan Football Stadium.
Here are some biographical sketches of the new inductees as provided by Logan High School:
Greg Bartram was a 1990 graduate of Logan High School.
During Greg’s time at Logan High School, the Wildcats had a combined record of 46-4 which includes the 1990 Logan Wildcat team that went 25-1 and was ranked 16th in the nation by USA Today. He was a First-Team All-State selection and was an Honorable Mention McDonalds All-American.
After Logan High School, Greg attended prep school at Fork Union Military Academy where he was the top scorer, leading his team to a 31-2 record.
Bartram then signed with the Penn State Nittany Lions where he was a three-year starter and a Big 10 Academic All-American. He still holds the Penn State record for post-season 3-point field goal percentage at 58 percent.
Greg and his wife Lisa, along with their two children, Brylee and Blake, currently reside in Ocala, Fla.
Greg is the CEO of Ussentials, Inc., as well as a basketball coach at St. John High School and the founder of the Florida Lightning basketball team.
Melissa Albright Fannin III
Melisssa Albright Fannin III graduated from Logan High School in 1986.
She participated in softball, girls’ basketball and cheerleading.
She was a member of the team that won Logan’s first state softball title in 1986.
In 1990, she earned a BA degree in psychology and received her master’s degree in counseling from Marshall University.
She became a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPCC) in 2011 and is working for Pathways Inc. as a counselor for the Ashland Independent School System.
Melissa was a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, homeroom secretary, Key Club and honored with Who’s Who among American High School Students and the United States Achievement Award. She also received the Masonic Academic Award to Marshall University and was the First Eagle Nest Representative to visit Logan High School.
Melissa is married to Mr. Cecil Fannin III and has three children: Caroline, Connor and Coleman.
Alex graduated from Logan High School in 1963.
He was co-captain of the 1963 basketball team which was the state runner-up.
Alex retired from Coal-Mac and he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren Alyx and Jarron Quick. He is married to Patricia and has a daughter, Angel Glick. Alex resides in Logan.
Wayne Eric Wagner
Eric graduated from Logan High School in 1991 and lettered in football and baseball all three years.
In football, Eric played quarterback where he was honored as: Special Honorable Mention AAA All-State; First Team All-Area; Logan County Player of the Year; Logan Banner Player of the Year; Logan High Most Valuable Player; WV Associated Press Player of the Week; Wally and Wimpy’s Offensive player of the week; Lions’ Bowl Most Valuable Player; and Kiwanis North/South Bowl Most Valuable Player.
He led the Logan Wildcats to their first ever football playoff game in 1990.
Eric was also honored with a Special Honorable mention selection in the 1991 baseball state tournament.
He received a scholarship to play football at WV Tech.
Wagner was also a member of the Honor Society, class officer for three years, attended Boys State and received the Carl Daniel Scholarship.
He currently lives in Hurricane and is the father of Molly Rose and Cole.
He works for the State of West Virginia as Director of Accounting in the State Auditor’s office.
He has been the lead director of implementing the new statewide budgeting system that went live in August of 2013.
Whitey “The Brute” Estep
Whitey graduated from Logan High School in 1952.
During his time at Logan High School he played football under Coach Harold Cox where he started as number 50 in the fullback position.
He was a member of the 1950 Varsity Club.
Whitey was also a Vietnam War Veteran and his name is found on the memorial wall at Pine Creek.
He was born in the 1930s and recently passed away.