Beach High’s Athletic Association will hold its Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Saturday, April 28, 2012. This year’s banquet will be held at the Economic Opportunity Authority’s new banquet room located at 1120 May St. beginning at 6 p.m. The list of inductees for the class of 2012 will include Lolisa Berry-Joyner who lettered in four sports (basketball, track volleyball and softball); Fred Reynolds who lettered in basketball, football, track and baseball; Joe Ward in football; Misty Knight-Brown in basketball; Brisco Gray in basketball and Walter Flowers III, posthumously in football and track.
Citations will be awarded to Teddy Adams and the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club.
Organized under the leadership of the late Jessie “Jiggs” Morgan in 1985, the Hall of Fame banquet continues to honor athletes who have excelled in varsity sports and contributed to athletics in other areas.
Berry-Joyner averaged 13 points per game and 12 rebounds per game in basketball. She was also named MVP for two years, held the high school rebounding record, served as team captain, and was named to Region 3-AAAA team in 1982 and 1983.
In softball, she batted “clean-up” and was known for slapping the ball out of the park. She held the RBI record for two consecutive years. In volleyball she earned the Coach’s Award and in softball she was voted Best Offensive Softball Player and MVP.
Fred Reynolds excelled in four sports. He played on the 1967 championship team and the 1968 runner-up team basketball. Reynolds served as captain of the baseball team and excelled at the pitcher’s position in baseball for three years. He played the defensive back in football and in track he excelled in the 100-yard-dash in the 1968 Regional track meet. Reynolds was selected among the eligible Beach High athletes to be named to the prestigious Ashley Dearing Jr. Award.
Walter Flowers III started and played all four years on the Beach High varsity football team and lettered each year.
He played under football coach Charlie Smith. As a middle linebacker and right guard, he averaged over four hundred individual tackles throughout his high school career.
Flowers earned numerous awards and recognition throughout high school, and was recognized in the Savannah Morning News as the top linebacker in the Coastal Empire. Later he excelled as a football player with the Georgia Southern Eagles and played semi-professional football for the Savannah Chiefs.