The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame

Honoring the best in athletic achievement 

The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame was founded in December, 1969, to honor those Lorain residents whose names are synonymous with all that is the best in athletic achievement from the outstanding sports heritage in Lorain, the International City.

In The News…

Lebron Gladden dies, was two-time LSHOF enshrinee

The Lorain Sports Hall of Fame mourns Admiral King basketball great Lebron Gladden, who passed away Feb. 15, 2021. Gladden was 52 and resided in Otisco, Indiana.

He was first enshrined in the LSHOF in 2017 as an All-Ohio member of the 1985-86 Admiral King High School team which reached the state finals.

In 2018, Gladden again was enshrined, individually, recognizing his continued success at Ashland University where he was an NCAA Division II All-American with an Ashland career record 2,102 points. 

Gladden was a member of a great Lorain basketball family. His brothers Byron and Jamie were previously enshrined in the LSHOF. Funeral services for Lebron are to be in Indiana.

Posted February 19, 2001



Posted July 14, 2020


Christensen, Love, Harris, Vaughn 2020 Uland winners

Seniors Chase Christensen and Madilyn Love of Clearview High School, along with seniors Ta’Lia Harris and Joseph Vaughn of Lorain High School, have been named winners of the 2020 J. Ed Uland Award scholarships by the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame.  The awards recognize the outstanding male and female scholar-athletes from each high school in the city of Lorain. The selection process is based on demonstrated excellence in athletics, academics, leadership, and community service.  Each of these areas is considered of equal value and importance in making the selection.  The students selected must be seniors. Congratulations to this year’s four winners. Uland Award winners normally are announced at the LSHOF Enshrinement Banquet in May, but the 2020 banquet had to be postponed because of the Covid-19 virus pandemic. 

Posted June 29, 2020


LSHOF Enshrinement Banquet rescheduled to May 8, 2021

Dear Inductee, I am writing this letter with a heavy heart. As I am sure you are already aware, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has meant that it’s now vital to limit social contact and avoid gathering. For that reason, we’ve made the difficult decision to, and I hate to say cancel, so I will just say, have a longer postponement of the 2020 Lorain Sports Hall of Fame Banquet. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our inductees and their supporters safe.

We are devastated to share this news with you. “The show must go on” is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 50 years that the May event will not take place on time. We are now working through the ramifications of this unprecedented situation. The date for the rescheduled banquet will be May 8, 2021, still at German’s Villa.

I would like to share the reasoning used to justify the postponement. Previous LSHOF banquets have hosted over 500 guests and we had no reason to believe this year would be any different. The health board has limited all local venues to less than 300 persons. I would never tell inductees that they have to limit family, friends, and other supporters that want to honor their great athletic achievements. The health board also made it clear that there will be no standing in groups socializing, but we have scheduled 1½ hours in all our banquets for that exact purpose; this event is held so people can get together and socialize.

Please drop me a line with any comment you may have. And thank you for your understanding.

Tom Bauer, Banquet Chairman,

LSHOF banquet book ads will be honored

Attention, advertisers in the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame Annual Enshrinement Banquet Program: Please be advised that all pre-paid advertising will be honored when we publish the forthcoming banquet book for the Enshrinement Banquet, which has been rescheduled to May 8, 2021. Thanks to all for your patience and understanding.


Posted June 22, 2020




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