Friday, April 18, 2008

Locals entering NCHSAA Hall of Fame

Two area high school sports figures are among those being inducted into the N.C. High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame Saturday in Chapel Hill:

Former Myers Park track coach Stuart Allen led his team to 11 state team championships in 16 years.

Charlotte's Elton Hawley is also being inducted. He is one of the pioneers in sports medicine in North Carolina high school circles who worked for years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system.

Also being inducted are: former Richmond Senior football coach Daryl Barnes, now principal at Trinity High School; longtime Elizabeth City-area coach Bob Brooks; Fayetteville-area coach and official Bill Carver; baseball coach Fred Lanford, who won more than 500 games in Caldwell County; longtime girls basketball coach Bill Rucker; and Chatham Central baseball coach Ron Scott, who coached in five decades and won 520 games.

-- Langston Wertz Jr.