TICONDEROGA - Homecoming at Ticonderoga High School will be highlighted by the induction of four members into the school booster club's hall of fame.
Kristin Bianchine Thompson, Sherry (Ott) Marcum, Joel D. Dolbeck and Brittan Huntington-Bardol will be inducted along with the 1984 Sentinel football team.
The honorees will be cited at a dinner Friday, Oct. 8, at 5 p.m. at the Ticonderoga Knights of Columbus. They will be recognized again during halftime of that night's homecoming football game against St. Lawrence. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Huntington-Bardol is a 2000 graduate of Ticonderoga. In her high school career she lettered in soccer, basketball and softball.
As a pitcher in softball she posted a 62-11 record with 771 strikeouts in 492 innings. She threw 18 shutouts and eight no-hitters. She was a three-time Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all star in softball. In 1999 and 2000 she was second-team all state.
During her senior year the Sentinel softball team was ranked #1 by the New York State Sports Writers Association for three consecutive weeks.
Huntington-Bardol was a four-year participant in the New York Summer Empire State Games where she was a two time medalist in the javelin throw. She also played for the Adirondack Magic softball team for three seasons.
She was awarded a full scholarship to play softball for Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. During her debut as a freshman pitcher, she threw a complete game shutout. She finished her freshman college year with a 10 - 5 record. She played two years of college ball.
Huntington-Bardol graduated from Framingham College in 2006 with a degree in elementary education and a minor in liberal arts.
She is married and resides near Boston where she and her husband, Mike, own and operate MB Concrete & Floors Inc. They are the parents of a daughter, Molly.
Dolbeck graduated as the valedictorian of his 1984 Ti High class. He lettered in football, basketball and golf.
During both his junior and senior years he started and led the varsity basketball team to the overall Champlain Valley Athletic Conference championships. In his junior year the basketball team won the Section VII title and competed in the state tournament in Glens Falls. In his senior year he was selected as a CVAC all star.
In football he started as a junior; as a senior he started both as a defensive end and as an offensive tight end.
In golf he started his freshman, junior and senior year. Additionally, he played on the varsity baseball team as a pitcher and first basemen his sophomore year.
Dolbeck is also a 1988 graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. While at the academy Dolbeck played football, basketball, and golf at the NCAA Division III level. He lettered on the varsity basketball and golf teams both as a junior and senior.
In 1992 he attended the University of Illinois and earned a master of science degree in civil engineering.
Now a Coast Guard captain, Dolbeck is assigned to the Acquisition Directorate at CG Headquarters in Washington, D.C. as the Program Manager for the Response Boat-Medium (RB-M).
Dolbeck's military decorations include the Coast Guard Meritorious Service, Commendation and Achievement medals and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation.
Dolbeck and his wife, Nancy, have children, Lauren, Andrew and Jonathan. They live in Crofton, Md.
Marcum graduated from Ticonderoga High School in 2000. She is the daughter of Charleen Tuthill and Richard Ott. She played softball, basketball and soccer.
Although Sherry was passionate successful in these sports, her life and athletic career drastically changed when coaches David Rutkowski and James Cunningham introduced her to the shot put. It was love at first throw. She began dedicating her athletic talents solely to track and field.
Marcum set the school and Section VII shot put record that still stands today.
She also competed at the state level and took the gold at the Empire State Games. She was voted most athletic and strongest female of her graduating class.
Marcum received a scholarship to Marshall University where she broke the university record for the weight throw. She also participated in the javelin, shot-put, discus and hammer throws. The hammer and weight throws were her most successful events.
Shortly after her college career began, she suffered a back injury that brought her athletic career to an end.
She continued school to earn a bachelor's degree in French education and a master's degree in secondary education.
She married Donald Marcum of West Virginia and has a son and daughter. She is expecting her third child.
Bianchine Thompson is a 1998 graduate of Ticonderoga High School and excelled in track & field, cross country and basketball.
In track & field she qualified for the state meet in the 400 meter relay and triple jump. She was part of the Section VII championship track & field team for 1996, 1997 and 1998.
During her junior year, Bianchine Thompson qualified the state meet on the 1600 meter relay team and in her senior year she qualified for the maximum number of events at the state level, including the long jump, triple jump, 100 meter dash and 400 meter relay team.
Bianchine Thompson was the first girl from Ticonderoga to reach a sprint final in a state meet, finishing seventh in the 100 meter dash. That same year, she set the triple jump school record, which still stands, broke the 100 meter dash record and was an anchor leg for the 400 meter relay team that broke the school record. The relay record also still stands.
From 1995-1998 she was a member of the cross country team, qualifying for state meet all three years.
Bianchine Thompson also was member of the basketball team, which won the CVAC championship in 1996-1997 and was a member of the 1998 exceptional senior basketball team.
Bianchine Thompson attended SUNY-Cortland, graduating cum laude with a bachelor's degree in health science and from Adirondack Community College with a degree in nursing. She currently works at Moses-Ludington Hospital as a nursing supervisor.
She resides in Ticonderoga with her husband, Corey, and son.
1984 Football Team
The 1984 Sentinel football team compiled a 9-1 record winning the CVAC Division II championship and defeating St. Lawrence Central, 41-0, in the North Country Class C Super Bowl.