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The Sideline: Check out the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame inductees for 2014

Also, Conway High Spring Fling and Golf tourney

Posted: April 15, 2014 - 6:38pm

Henry, Dean get Hall of Fame honors

The late Dizzy Dean, who was an icon of baseball broadcasting in the 1950s, and Clay Henry, editor and publisher of Hawgs Illustrated, will be inducted into the Arkansas Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in July.

The announcement was made Monday at the month meeting of the Arkansas Sports Club. The selection was based on a vote among members of the Arkansas media and the Arkansas Sports Club. Dean received 20.9 percent of the vote. Henry received 27,9 percent.

Dean, a Hall of Fame pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame, was the lead baseball broadcaster for CBS’ “Game of the Week.”

Henry, a former sports editor of the Log Cabin Democrat, has also worked for the Tulsa World before he took over the Razorback insider publication. His father, Orville Henry, was one of the first inductees.

Also to be recognized at the July 12 banquet will be former Razorback star Clyde Scott, who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Conway Spring Fling on April 28

The second Wampus Cat Spring Fling will be from 4-6 p.m. at John McConnell Stadium.

The feature event will be the Disco Cat Fun Run/Walk at 5:30 p.m. Participants are ask to wear tie-dyed shirts and bell-bottom jumpsuits for the family-friendly event. Registration information can be obtained by calling 450-6631.

There will be activities and games for the entire family. Included in the event are field goal kicking, a petting zoo, a soccer shootout, face painting, a duck pond, a fishing game, a radar gun, cookie decorating and a longest drive.

All proceeds benefit the Wampus Cat Athletic Booster Club.

Entry time for Wampus Cat Open

The Kenny Smith Wampus Cat Open three-man scramble golf tournament will be Wednesday, June 11, at Conway Country Club.

The event, limited to the first 36 paid teams with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., is a fundraiser for the Conway High football program.

All participants will receive complimentary gifts and lunch after the tournament.

Entry fee is $195 per team. Teams should register by June 6 by emailing beth@conwayschools.net or 450-6631.

Hole sponsorships are available for $125 at the same address.

Hendrix 10th in golf tourney

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Hendrix College men’s golf team played in their final tune-up before the Southern Athletic Association Championships at the Rhodes/Mirimichi Invitational on Sunday and Monday.

The Warriors placed 10th with a 340-320-660 on the par 72 course at Mirimichi Golf Club.

After shooting an 86 in the first round, senior Travis Weeks tied for the second-lowest round on Monday with a 74. His combined scored of 160, tied for 27th place.

Freshman Kevin Austrian shot an 82-81-163, tying for 40th. Junior Cory Ziegler placed 43rd with an 85-80-165 and junior John Weirich was tied for 52nd at 87-85-172.

California Lutheran won the tournament with a two-round score of 608. It was followed by Rhodes (622), Washington & Lee (622), Texas Lutheran (626), Millsaps (631), Spalding (631), Webster (634), Central Baptist (643), Mississippi College (653) and Hendrix.

The Warriors will compete at the SAA Championships in Braselton, Ga., beginning April 25.

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