Harrison prepared to induct Hall of Fame class
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The 2000 girls golf team at Harrison, the first girls program to have won a girls state championship for the Hoyas, will highlight this year’s Hall of Fame Class.

The inductee list also includes ATP tennis professional Bobby Reynolds, former standout diver Sarah Ohr, softball player Amanda Williams, golfer Josh Tompkins and soccer player Lauren Lunch Kornitsky.

The group will be recognized Sept. 13 at Bruce Cobleigh Stadium during halftime Harrison’s home football game against Campbell. There will also be a banquet the following morning at Brookstone Country Club.

“I would say the selection this year was probably the most difficult which was a great thing,” Harrison athletic coordinator Dennis Attaway said. “We had a few that didn’t make class this year that were deserving, but we were happy with the five individuals and one team. It’s well represented across the sports.

The players on the 2000 team were also part of the 1998 squad that launched Harrison’s current streak of 16-straight region championships. The Lady Hoyas finished as state runner-up in 1999 before clinching the state title in 2000 at Indian Mounds Golf Club in Jekyll Island.

Meghan Snell, who went on to play golf at Mercer University, fired a 7-over par 79, good enough for third overall in the tournament, while teammate Peyton Bilbrey shot 85.

The pair helped Harrison win by five strokes over Fayette County.

“I was looking around at the other scores and was like, ‘hey, we’re in the lead,’” said coach Billy Peek, who would go on to coach the girls through the 2011 season. “It wasn’t that I was surprised they did it, you didn’t know what everyone else was shooting.”

“It was a great experience and it kicked off a long run of region championships.”

Lisa Chapman, now Kennesaw Mountain’s softball and golf coach, was Peak’s assistant coach.

Reynolds, who was a 2000 graduate, went on to play tennis at Vanderbilt University and was named SEC Player of the Year before turning pro. He made his grand slam debut in 2004, cracked the top 100 in 2005 and won the RCA doubles championship in 2006 with Any Roddick.

Ohr was named Cobb County Athlete of the Year in 2005 after she capped her diving career with two state titles and four Cobb County titles. She went on to Stanford where she was the Pac-10 1-meter champion in 2008 and an NCAA all-American the same year.

Williams is now an associate softball coach at Marshall University, where she played in college. She also played professionally for seven years. She played softball, basketball and track at Harrison before graduating in 2002.

Tompkins, who also graduated in 2002, was medalist runner-up in 2002 in helping the Harrison boys win their first state championship. He finished behind now PGA Tour professional Roberto Castro, who played for Milton. He went on to become a four-year starter for Valdosta State.

Kornitsky played soccer for Harrison from 1992-95 and was named first team all-county all four years. The leading scorer for Harrison in 1995 before playing collegiality for Florida State where she scored the Seminoles’ first ACC goal in 1996.



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