Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet Sold Out Again

Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet Sold Out Again
Posted on 04/01/2014
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On the 2014 induction list: Weldon "Stoney" Phillips, Gene McCarley, Lanny White, Wes Hubert, John Holmes and Alicia Mills Polzin.
logoThe Third Annual Pasadena ISD Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Banquet, featuring the grand opening of the school district’s Hall of Fame museum, is now a sellout, organizers announced on Tuesday.

The sellout is the third in as many years for the banquet, which honored 12 inductees in 2012 and eight more last year. Another six will be inducted during the third annual banquet, set for April 12 at Phillips Field House.

The sellout brings the total number of tickets sold for three years to roughly 1,200.

Former Houston Astros pitcher, broadcaster and field manager Larry Dierker will serve as guest emcee for the event, which begins at 6 p.m.

Inductees, previous inductees, Hall of Fame donors and Pasadena ISD officials will gather at 5 p.m. for a reception and preview of the new museum. The Hall of Fame will officially open at the conclusion of the induction banquet.

Slated for induction this year are:

* Lanny White, an all-state halfback at Pasadena High in the late 1960s;

* Wes Hubert, a standout lineman for South Houston High who went on to earn All-Southwest Conference honors at the University of Texas in the late 1970s;

* John Holmes, a South Houston High grad who ranked as one of the nation’s top distance runners in the 1980s;

* Alicia Mills Polzin, a state high-jump champion for Dobie High in 1988 who also starred on the volleyball court for both the Lady Longhorns and Long Beach State;

* Gene McCarley, a basketball star at Pasadena High in the 1950s who went on to play at Baylor and then coach in the Pasadena ISD;

* And Weldon “Stoney” Phillips, the Pasadena ISD’s first director of athletics.

McCarley and Phillips will be honored posthumously.

Ten of the 20 previous Hall of Fame inductees will also be on hand. A photo and autograph session will follow the banquet.

The Hall of Fame museum is a 3,000 square-foot facility newly added to the Phillips Field House facility during recent bond renovations.