James River High School will induct the “Class of ’23” into the James River Sports Hall of Fame this Friday.
The new class includes coach Mike Goad and four River graduates, Garrett Dorton, Class of 2016, Doug Mundy ’92, Cynthia Kern Reno ’71 and Randall Sink ’73. The five will be inducted in a ceremony at the high school scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m.
Goad, former boys basketball head coach and Health & PE teacher, began coaching the Knights in the 2002-2003 season and finished his career at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 season. During his tenure, Goad led James River to seven District Championships, four Region Championships, one State Runner-up, and a State Championship in 2010.
Dorton was a four-year varsity baseball player in which he was second Team All-District pitcher as a freshman, District Player of the Year, first team All-Conference, first team All-Region, and first team All-State as a sophomore, junior, and senior. Among other accolades at JRHS, Garrett was second team All-Conference in basketball as a junior and District Player of the Year and first team All-Conference as a senior.
Mundy was a standout in football, wrestling and baseball, earning 10 letters and numerous All-District selections in football and baseball. After high school Doug attended Eastern Mennonite University where he played baseball and was a first and second team member of the ODAC All-Conference team.
Cynthia Kern Reno was a member of the G.A.A. from 8th-12th grade, a four-year cheerleader in which she was co-captain as a sophomore, junior and senior, and five-year member of the Track & Field team.
Sink started four years on the football team on both offense and defense. As a freshman, before VHSL regulations limited the number of quarters a player could play, Randy played both ways in the JV game and varsity game during the same week. He earned All-District and All-Region honors as an offensive and defensive tackle in the Alleghany Highlands District.
Sink was also a member of the basketball team and was a standout competitor on the track team, winning district and region championships in the discus. After graduation he coached in the Botetourt County Parks and Recreation program for 20 years, coached American Legion baseball and volunteered his time to the high school in many areas.
After the ceremony, the Hall of Fame class will be recognized at halftime of the football game between James River and Alleghany.