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Class of 2013 Hall of Fame Recipients

January 16, 2013
Hoke County High School



PRESS RELEASE                                                              DATE January 16, 2013

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

The Hoke County High School Athletics Hall of Fame Committee has announced the 2013 list of inductees to be honored by the school on February 1, 2013 during  the home basketball game at McDonald Gymnasium on the campus of Hoke High. The Inductees include;

 

Elgin Blue: A 1985 graduate of Hoke County High School, Elgin was a three sport athlete who was Captain and MVP of his football team. He was a third baseman for the baseball team hitting over .300 and he lettered in basketball. He was the 1985 Male Athlete of the Year, All Conference player and played in the East-West All-star Football game. He received a full scholarship to play football at Lenoir Rhyne University. Upon graduation from Lenoir Rhyne, he returned to Hoke County to work in the Parks and Recreation Department where he still serves as Director today.

 

Billy Colston: A teacher, coach and Athletics Director who started teaching in Hoke County in 1969. He coached track, wrestling and football and won his first State Championship in 1969. He went on to coach Hoke County to three more State Championships including coaching Kathy McMillan in the 1976 Olympics in which she won a silver medal. He assumed the duties of Athletics Director in 1978 and still teaches part time here at Hoke High today. He served on the Statewide Realignment Committee, National Track Rules Committee, Southeastern Conference President and was an adviser for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

 

Sakellie Daniels: A 2002 graduate of Hoke County High School, Sakellie was a three sport athlete who scored 1,453 points for the basketball team in her career. She participated in the 2002 East-West All Star game and received a full scholarship to play basketball at UNC Charlotte. She won a Wendy’s High School Heisman Scholarship Athletic Citizenship Award and was the MVP of her team all four years at Hoke. She was the Female Athlete of the Year as a junior. She went on to play professional basketball and continues to play professionally today.

 

Micheaux Hollingsworth: A 2001 Graduate of Hoke County High School, Micheaux was a All State running back who set the school record for rushing yards at 1,678 yards in a season. In one game he rushed for 305 yards and five touchdowns. He also played defensive back. He was awarded the WRAL Extra Effort Award and was selected to play in the East-West All Star game.

 

John Roper: A 1990 graduate of Hoke County High School, John played two sports baseball and football. He excelled in baseball and helped Hoke County to the State Championship in 1990. He was a pitcher who posted a 26-3 record and was All Conference (Sophomore, Junior and Senior years), All Region and All State. After high school he entered the 1990 baseball draft where he was drafted in the 12th round by the Cincinnati Reds. He started out in minor league baseball and worked his way up to play in the major leagues in 1993 and finished in 1995 with the Giants organization. In 1993, he posted a record of 11-1 with the Reds.

 

George Small: A 1975 graduate of Hoke County High School, George played four sports, football, wrestling, baseball and track. He excelled in football and was named All Conference in 1975. He was ranked 5th in the State in wrestling and in 1975 had 13 pins. He received a full scholarship to play football at N.C. A&T State University where he played offensive and defensive lineman. He earned All MEAC honors while serving as team captain during his senior year. He was awarded a Pittsburgh Courier All-American and was selected the N.C. All State Team. After graduation from N.C. A&T we was named as a National Deans List honoree and Who’s Who Among Outstanding Names & Faces. George enjoyed a five-year stretch in the National Football League which included tours with the New York Giants, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers before embarking on a college coaching career. He coaches at N.C. A&T State University and several other schools and now is the associate head coach at Florida A&M.

 

There will be a Hall of Fame Banquet Dinner on February 1 in the Gibson Cafeteria beginning at 5:30 p.m. Each honoree will be allowed to speak and this dinner will be open to the public, first come first serve for $25 each. Upon completion of the dinner, the inductees will then be recognized between the girls and boys basketball games in MacDonald Gymnasium.

 

Tickets can be purchased at the Hoke High main office and at The News-Journal.

For more info contact Hoke High Athletic Director Gary Brigman at (910) 286-2346or Hal Nunn at 910-964-0990. Media is welcome to attend.

 


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