James River High School has inducted the Class of 2022-2023 into the JRHS Sports Hall of Fame. On Friday, the following individuals were recognized for their contributions and accomplishments during their time as James River High School student-athletes:
Dana Waldron – Class of 1987
Andrew Shotwell – Class of 1985
Amber Vines – Class of 1994
Kory Watts – Class of 2013
Anne Grumbine – Class of 2015
Dana Waldron, member of the Class of 1987, was a four-year varsity basketball player who continues to hold the record for most single season points (651) and career points (1590) in James River basketball history. During his career, he scored 30+ points 11 times, was first team All-District and All-Region as a junior and senior, and was a 2nd Team All-State selection. As a senior, he averaged 27 points per game. Along with his basketball contributions, Dana participated in the High Jump and Broad Jump events for three years.
Andy Shotwell, Class of 1985, was a three-sport athlete at James River High School where he received the Sweater Award (currently known as the Scarlet Knight) for receiving in excess of 10 varsity letters during his career. Andy played football, basketball, and baseball for the Knights. He held the all-time assists record until broken in 2010. Among other accomplishments, Andy coached along with his father, Coach John Shotwell, to lead the Lady Knights softball team to the 2011 Class A Division 2 State Championship.
Amber Vines, Class of 1994, was a four-year varsity volleyball and softball player. Along with being an All-Region selection for volleyball and softball, Amber was a 2nd Team All-State softball selection and Pioneer District Volleyball Player of the Year as a senior. Among other accomplishments, Amber is proud to have helped cheerleaders be accepted into the Monogram Club.
Kory Watts had one of the all-time great careers in James River High School history. His accomplishments include:
- Three time Pioneer District Champion
- Three time District Player of the Year
- 2012 Region C Player of the Year
- Three-time All Region Selection
- Placed 2nd, 4th, 8th, & 10th as an individual is the State Golf Tournament
- Three-time All State Selection
- All-Timesland first team 2011
- Earned full scholarship to play golf at Radford University
- Selected by the Virginia State Golf Association to represent in Virginia vs Carolinas team matches and the Virginias West Virginia Team matches
Anne Grumbine, Class of 2015, may be the most decorated runner in James River High School history. Anne’s accomplishments include:
- 4x All-State XC Selection (2011-2014)
- State Champion & Record Holder in the 500 M for Indoor Track (2014)
- 2014 Indoor Track All-State Selection
- 4×4 Relay State Champions (2012, 2013, 2015)
- 400 M State Champion
- All-State Outdoor Track (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
- Swim & Dive 8th place in State 200y IM (2014)
- Swim & Dive 6th place in State 200y Medley Relay (2014)
- Swim & Dive 5th place in State 400y Freestyle Relay (2014)
Among other accomplishments, Anne was the Wendy’s High School Heisman Virginia State Winner in 2014 and continued her career at Virginia Tech for XC/Indoor-Outdoor Track (2015 & 2016).
The James River Hall of Fame Class of 2022-2023 were recognized at halftime of the varsity football game between James River and Floyd County last Friday night in Springwood.
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