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Opinion: Thoughts While Shaving

I am a pack rat….love sports at all levels and have stored up many memories, some I forget about ’til I look through old records, programs etc. from sports banquets, old score books, too often where the last name is all I have…,mostly from the early 70s and 80s.

Plundering thru some old boxes recently brought back memories, I discovered the Tar Heel High School sports banquet program.

Dated May 27, 1977.  The welcome was by Charles Tedder, Principal.  The featured speaker was Danny Roberts, Basketball Coach at Campbell College.

Tar Heel coaches were introduced and they presented Letters and Awards.

Football     Mike Moree

Basketball Leon Martin

Baseball    Leon Martin (program had Wilma Hughes, but was scratched thru, guess Mr. Hughes needed a pinch hitter).

Softball      Ronald Autry

Cheerleaders Miss Brenda Hester

Outstanding Senior Athletes  Charles Tedder

Among the honored:

MVP Football   JeVon Pone

JV Football      Alvin and Calvin Lewis

Girls Basketball  Minnie Council

Boys Basketball   Teddy Melvin

JV Basketball   Dennis McKeever

Cheerleader   Donna Roundtree

Baseball and softball awards were not presented.  Their season was not over.  The baseball team had lost only one game and the girl’s softball team was undefeated in conference, had lost one non-conference game.

Female Athlete of the Year   Minnie Council

Male Athlete of the Year  Lelon Hart

Someone shared a Lefty Driesell comment…The harder I work the luckier I get.

More later from the big box.

50 years ago today, March 28, 1969 we welcomed our No. 2 son into the world.  John Charles Hester has been driving an 18-wheeler for about 30 years, the past 14 for Food Lion.  If you hear him honking the horn, wave.  We will celebrate the occasion Saturday, if all goes as planned, in Smithfield.  Looking forward to it.

NC State (24-12) basketball team lost a heartbreaker last night to Lipscomb (28-7) in the NIT tournament.  Season over too soon.

Success is never final.  Failure is never fatal.  It’s courage that counts.   John Wooden

Failure does not come from losing, but from not trying.  Larry Brown

Do you know what my favorite part of the game is?  The opportunity to play.  Mike Singletary

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