TICONDEROGA - The Ticonderoga Booster Club Hall of Fame will include five new members homecoming weekend.
Duane Crammond, Michelle DeFranco, Todd Henthorn, Andy Mattison and Jayna Andersen McLoughlin will be enshrined during halftime of the Ti High football game against AuSable Valley at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
A dinner honoring the inductees will be held that night at 5 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on Montcalm Street.
Crammond, valedictorian of the Class of 1999, was an outstanding distance runner in the Sentinel cross country, indoor track and outdoor track and field programs.
As a four-year cross country standout, Crammond qualified for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship meet three times. He was a two-time Champlain Valley Athletic Conference all star and finished second in the CVAC championship meet his senior year.
He was also a four-year standout in indoor track, setting the school record in the 3200-meter run and was a member of the record-setting 3200-meter relay team.
In outdoor track and field, he had an outstanding career highlighted by his fourth place finish in the 3,200 meter NYSPHSAA championship race.
After graduation, Crammond attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he graduated in 2003 with a chemical engineering degree. While at RPI he was captain of the cross country team and enjoyed an outstanding collegiate career as a distance runner.
After graduating from RPI, he continued his running career dominating many local races, highlighted by winning the Adirondack Marathon in Schroon Lake.
Crammond died in a car accident in 2005 at the age of 25.
The Lachute Road Runners Club honors Crammond annually by sponsoring The Foot Race at Fort Ticonderoga in his memory and awarding the annual Duane Crammond Memorial Scholarship.
DeFranco is a 1999 graduate of Ticonderoga High School. She was a member of the varsity gymnastics team for six years competing in the all around (vault, bars, beam, floor).
She qualified for the state meet every year and in 1996 led her team to the Section VII championship, which was the first time Ticonderoga had beat Plattsburgh since 1984.
During DeFranco's senior year the team posted an undefeated season coming in first place with 158.35 points clinching the overall CVAC seasonal title and setting a CVAC record score.
DeFranco also was a member of the varsity softball team.
She attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and was goalie for the lacrosse team, receiving rookie of the year as a freshman and first time lacrosse player. She graduated in 2003 with a degree in industrial engineering.
DeFranco now lives in San Francisco and works for an online retailer, Walmart.com. She is an avid skier and spends most weekend in Lake Tahoe at Squaw Valley resort.
Henthorn graduated in 1988. In high school he played football and track and field.
In football he was named the CVAC first team offense and defensive tackle and in track and field he went to the state championships in Syracuse for shot put and discus.
Since graduating from Ti high he as worked for SW&B Construction Company and is currently the piping superintendent.
Mattison, a 1999 Ti High graduate, excelled in both basketball and baseball.
In basketball, he was a three-year starter and captain as a senior. He set a school record for career three-pointers made and helped lead the Sentinels to their first winning season in five years in 1998-99. The Sentinels have not had a losing season since.
In baseball, Mattison was a four-year starter and two-year captain. As a junior, he was selected as a CVAC Division II all star at shortstop and finished as the runner up for CVAC Most Valuable Player honors.
He currently resides in Moriah and has been employed by International Paper for the past six years.
McLoughlin is a 1999 Ti graduate. While in high school she participated in soccer, basketball and track and field.
McLoughlin was a member of the varsity soccer team for three years and one of the captains her senior year. She led the team in points scored and was named to the CVAC Division II all-star soccer team her junior and senior years.
She was a three-year starter for the varsity basketball team, leading the team in points scored and steals her junior and senior years. Her team won Division II of the CVAC all three years that she was on the team. She was named to the All-CVAC team her junior and senior years and to the All-state team her senior year.
McLoughlin was a six- year member of the girl's varsity track and field team. She competed in the long jump, triple jump, the 400-meter relay and the mile relay. She was the sectional champion in the long jump her freshman year in high school. She was named to the John J. Herbert CVAC All-Academic team her senior year.
After high school, McLoughlin attended Castleton State College in Vermont, where she was a starter for the women's varsity soccer team and a member of the women's basketball team her freshman year. She transferred to the College of Saint Rose in Albany where she completed her bachelor's degree in art education. She received her master's degree from SUNY Plattsburgh.
McLoughlin recently re-located back home from the Albany area and is currently teaching art at Crown Point Central School. McLoughlin and her husband, David, are living in Putnam, awaiting the birth of their son in November.