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Smith, LaRoche to Enter KS Sports Hall of Fame

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The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame announced its 2018 class on Wednesday afternoon. There are thirteen inductees who will enter the hall in the fall, including two big names from southeast Kansas.

Former St. Mary's Colgan head football coach Chuck Smith and former major leaguer/Fort Scott native Adam LaRoche are part of the 2018 class.

Smith spent 37 years with the Colgan football program, leading them to five state championships and twelve league titles. LaRoche, who played for both Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Community College, played twelve years in the majors with seven different teams. In his 12-year career, LaRoche hit 255 home runs and won a Gold Glove in 2012 when he was with the Washington Nationals. 

The induction ceremony will be on October 7th in Wichita. For the full release from the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, click HERE

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