Upcoming Sports Halls of Fame

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - by B.B. Branton

If attending sports halls of fame banquets is of interest to you, there are two local sports gala induction dinners in Chattanooga later this month and the TSSAA luncheon in April.

The Details … If You Plan To Go …

* The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Athletics Hall of Fame

Fri. Feb. 22 … Chattanooga Golf and Country Club … Dinner: 6:30 p.

m.  … Reception: 6 p.m.

Tickets:  $30 … Deadline for Tickets:  Mon. Feb. 18

For Tickets Call UTC Alumni Office: (423) 425-4785

Class of 2013: Six former UTC student-athletes comprise this year’s class

Special Awards: A.C. “Scrappy” Moore Award, Gordon L. Davenport Award, Joe Morrison Award, Harold Wilkes Award

 

* Greater Chattanooga Sports Hall of Fame – 43rd Annual

Mon. Feb 25 … Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center … 6:30 p.m.

Tickets: $35 … Deadline for Tickets:  Fri. Feb. 15

For Tickets call HOF president Dr. John Farr (423) 875-9282

Class of 2013: The local HOF will induct 25 athletes, coaches, administrators, officials and contributors this year.

The Hall will also recognize six others in special categories; Male and Female Athletes of the Year, Walt Lauter  and Betty Probasco Lifetime Achievement Awards, Allan Morris/Jim Morgan Award for Courage and the Fred Gregg Jr. Award

 

* TSSAA Hall of Fame – 32nd Annual

Sat. April  20th …  Luncheon is at 11 a.m.  CST

Location: Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in, Murfreesboro

Tickets: $25

Tickets On-Sale: Mon. Mar. 4 … order form can be found at www.tssaa.org

The Class of 2013 (12) consists of coaches, administrators, officials and one contributor

 

contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net


Auburn Montgomery Downs Dalton State Men's Tennis

Mobile, Ala. – The Dalton State men’s tennis team ended their run at the Southern States Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday afternoon with a 5-1 loss to Auburn Montgomery at the Mobile Tennis Center. The Warhawks started by taking two of the three doubles contests and ended when AUM captured three singles matches. The doubles loss to Dalton was the first match AUM ... (click for more)

Dalton State Women Lead SSAC Golf Championship

The Dalton State women lead after the first round of the two-day, 36 hold Southern States Athletic Conference Golf Championship. The Lady Roadrunners seek to become the fourth Dalton State athletic program this year as they wrap up the tournament on Sunday at the 5,812 yards, par 72 Montgomery Country Club Course. Dalton State finished Saturday’s round with a nine over ... (click for more)

Prominent Business, Civic Leader, And Philanthropist Scotty Probasco Dies At 86

Prominent Chattanooga business, civic leader and philanthropist Scotty Probasco has died at the age of 86. Scotty, as he was affectionately greeted by most of Chattanooga, was known for his modesty, generosity, dependability, and unswerving loyalty. “Great work” was always on the tip of his tongue – a manifestation of his joyous humility. He was a man of high ideals, of kind ... (click for more)

Chemical Odor In Lookout Valley Traced To Chattanooga Tank Wash

Chattanooga firefighters in Lookout Valley were sent out Friday night to investigate reports of a strange odor in the area. The firefighters searched the area, but never found the source of the odor.  John Schultz, an investigator with the Air Pollution Control Bureau, was also out Friday night and eventually tracked the source of the odor to a business, the Chattanooga ... (click for more)

Proud Of Hometown Boy Turned Global Leader, Bob Corker

Time Magazine has it right.  Not only is Chattanooga’s own U.S. Senator Bob Corker one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” but he is probably now the most prominent leader in the history of our city.   At a time of extreme frustration with Washington and Congress in general, Bob continues to rise above the division and rancor to build consensus and solve ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Great Work, Ol’ Pro!

Years ago I was lucky enough to be the seatmate of Scotty Probasco on an airplane bound for somewhere and he taught me a word that has helped me be a much better person than I ever thought I could. We were already swell friends, since he’d watched me grow up at First Presbyterian Church every Sunday with his kids, and he liked some of the stuff I tried to write back then. So ... (click for more)