The Antioch Sports Legends Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class at an Oct. 13 banquet at the Lone Tree Golf and Event Center.

Fourteen individuals and one team have been selected to make up the Antioch Sports Legends' sixth class. Here's a brief look at each of them:

Randy Autentico lettered in football, basketball, baseball and track as a senior at Antioch High in 1955-1956. He was the league MVP in baseball his senior year, but focused on football after graduation. He played at City College of San Francisco and BYU before beginning a long career as an educator and coach.

Perry Anderson is one of the top runners in Antioch High history. He still owns the school's record in the mile with a time of 4:19.44. Anderson, a 1973 graduate, also starred in cross country.

Norm Bittner was named Antioch's team MVP during the 1976 season as a defensive lineman. A 1977 graduate, Bittner went on to play at UNLV before launching a career in law enforcement.

Ed Burke is being honored posthumously for his contributions to the youth baseball scene. He helped launch the Babe Ruth youth baseball league in the city in 1956. He served as the league's president for 11 years, then helped form a traveling team.

Sharon Christianson was a multi-sport athlete who was a leader on Antioch's most successful softball team in history. She had the key hit in Antioch's North Coast Section championship win in 1984. She also played basketball and volleyball.


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Rich Elliott was chosen to play quarterback for the North in the 1953 North-South Shrine game which consisted of the state's best players. He was also named the league's "Back of the Year" that season. He earned a scholarship at Stanford, but a knee injury ended his career after his sophomore season.

Carl Pantle is also being honored posthumously. Besides this honor, an award in his name is also given annually to the most courageous Antioch football player. Pantle, a 1975 graduate, was a star football player for the Panthers who was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer at age 21 and died six months later.

Art Regoli was a star baseball player at Antioch before graduating in 1958. He was an excellent hitter and standout third baseman. After graduation, Regoli coached in Antioch's Little League and Babe Ruth organizations.

Vanessa Selden, a 1989 graduate, is one of the best females basketball players to come out of Antioch, still holding the school record of 1,867 career points. She broke every existing scoring record during her four years at Antioch when she earned numerous awards, then went on to have an excellent college career at Oregon.

Mike Shaw earned the Thom McAn award as a senior in 1978 for his football and academic achievements. He played at UC Davis, where he earned a doctorate degree.

Jeff Sino is a 1980 Antioch graduate who was honored as the school's outstanding senior athlete as a senior for his accomplishments as a baseball player. He also played football, but was a premier baseball player, hitting .449 as a senior.

Jesse Smith still holds the Antioch High records for top times in the three-mile and two-mile courses. The 1972 graduate is regarded as the best cross country runner in Antioch history.

Rudy Viramontes, a 1981 Antioch graduate, still holds the school record in the 110-meter hurdles. The track star is also the permanent school record holder in the discontinued 330-meters.

John Whitman was 327-109 as Antioch's baseball coach from 1982-1998. His teams won NCS championships in 1984, 1994 and 1995 and Whitman earned numerous coaching honors. He had 15 players drafted. Whitman also coached basketball.

The 1971 cross country team was coached by Mike Hurd, won a league championship and took second at the NCS championships. The team, which included Legends inductees Smith and Anderson, goes down as Antioch's greatest cross country team in history for its many accomplishments.

-- Staff