I'm always interested in hearing about the latest pack of Antioch Sports Legends.
As an Antioch native and, of course, Antioch High grad, many of the honorees I know or are very familiar.
Happy for all, I'm most excited to see a lifelong friend on the list.
As a kindergartner, Mike Shaw was one of the first friends I made at Kimball Elementary. I thought he was funny and charming; even as a 5-year-old. I can clearly picture him zipping around the playground at recess. Clearly, the athletic foundation had been set.
Being named to Sports Legends must be slightly bittersweet. Mike's father, the legendary Worth Shaw, passed away earlier this year. The elder Shaw was also an honoree and is responsible for countless boys -- and girls -- getting the chance to hit the field.
Obviously, Worth Shaw had a major influence on Mike and supported his athletic endeavors. Mike is being honored for his talent on the football field.
The other 2012 inductees are Randy Autentico, all-around athlete; Sharon Christianson, all-around female athlete; Perry Anderson, Rudy Viramontes and Jesse Smith, individual male athletes; Vanessa Selden, individual female athlete; Norm Bitter, Rich Elliott and Carl Pantle, football; Art Regoli and Jeff Siino, baseball; John Whitman, baseball coach; Ed Burke, community sports leader; 1971 Antioch High School Cross Country, outstanding team.
The 14 sports legends will be honored at an Oct. 13
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