Nine in­ducted into state’s Sports Hall of Fame

The Covington News - - Sports -

MA­CON— Two for­mer NFL play­ers, Earnest Byner and Richard Dent, along with for­mer NBA play­ers Wayne “Tree” Rollins and El­more Smith, were among nine in­ducted into the Ge­or­gia Sports Hall of Fame Fri­day night.

Oth­ers in­ducted were high school coach L.C. Baker, for­mer Ge­or­gia foot­ball player and high school coach Herb St. John, golfer Jim Dent, Ernie Har­well, a long­time ma­jor league broad­caster with the Detroit Tigers and the voice of the old At­lanta Crack­ers and high school bas­ket­ball coach Norman Carter Jr., who had about 125 for­mer Tay­lor County High play­ers cheer­ing his in­duc­tion.

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