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County Sports Hall of Fame announces 2015 inductee
Former sports editor at The News Herald, Durward Buck, will be the
newest inductee into the Burke County Sports Hall of Fame.
The announcement was made late last week by the Men’s Club of
Morganton and the Morganton Parks and Recreation Department, co-sponsors of the
local Hall of Fame.
According to a press release, Buck “is remembered most for his
dedication and complete coverage of youth and high school sports in Burke
County” during his time at The News Herald from 1963-77.
This year’s induction banquet will be held April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
at CoMMA. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Collett Street
Recreation Center, at Sain’s Barber Shop and at CoMMA starting March 9. Seating
will be limited.
County Sports Hall of Fame announces 2013 inductees
Earl Causby and Johnny Jacumin selected as 2013
inductees into the prestigious Burke County Sports Hall of Fame.
The selection of the newest members of the Hall of Fame was
announced today by the Men’s Club of Morganton and the Morganton Parks and
Recreation Department, co-sponsors of the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was
established in 1993 to honor Burke County Sports greats who have achieved state
or nation recognition.
Earl Causby - American
Legion Baseball leader and supporter for over 30 years. He is known for his leadership and support
for American Legion Baseball throughout the State of North Carolina. Inducted
into the American Legion Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002 for his outstanding
Johnny Jacumin – The third Post-Humus induction into the
Sports Hall of Fame. Noted Women’s Head Basketball Coach at Wingate
University. Compiled 591 wins with 218
losses in a 27 year career. His teams
were consistently District and Divisional Champions. Appearing in 21 national
tournaments advancing to the sweet sixteen and the elite eight twice and
appearing once in the final four. He is a member of the Wingate University Hall
of Fame and the South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. Jimmy passed away June
The new inductees will join Billy Joe Patton
(inducted 1993), Doug Cline (inducted 1994), Ralph “Jug”
Wilson (inducted 1995), Joe Cheves (inducted 1999), Melvin
Ruggles (inducted 2001), Marsha Crump (inducted 2002),
Horton (inducted 2003), Perk Reinhardt (inducted
2003), Bill Cline (inducted 2004), The Morganton Little League
All-Stars (inducted 2004), Roy Waters (inducted 2007),
Jaynes (inducted 2008), Terry
Rogers (inducted 2008), Leon
Johnson (inducted 2010), Clinton Foust (inducted 2010), W.A. Hord (inducted in 2011), Charlie Crowe (inducted in 2011) and Joe Brown (inducted in 2012).
The Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet will be held at the
Morganton Community House on Friday, November 22 at 6:30 pm with a reception
and Ceremonies beginning at 7:00.
Tickets will be on sale at the Collett Street Recreation Center and
Burke County Sports Hall of Fame
PO Box 3448
Morganton, N.C. 28680
Phone – 828-439-1866