York County Sports Hall of Fame celebrates 13th class in May

From staff reportsMarch 12, 2013 

The York County Sports Hall of Fame will celebrate its 13th induction ceremony with the announcement of the Class of 2013. The event will be held on May 14, 2013, at the Events at Manchester, located at 1965 Cinema Drive in Rock Hill.

Six inductees will join the York County Sports Hall of Fame this year:

Ron Davis: A three-time state tennis champion at Rock Hill High School, Davis was also a seven-time singles USTA champion and a five-time doubles champion. Davis was the No. 1 player at Winthrop University.

Ivory Latta: A basketball star at York Comprehensive High School and the University of North Carolina, Latta currently plays in the WNBA; once scored 70 points in a game.

Marty Long: An all-state athlete in football and track at Northwestern High School, Long played football at the Citadel from 1982 to 1986. Long is currently the defensive line football coach at Northwestern University and has also coached at Arizona, Nevada and Washington State.

Hugh Mauldin: An all-state athlete in football and track at Rock Hill High School, Mauldin played in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. He attended college at Clemson University and made the All-ACC team, while also leading the league in rushing and punt returns.

Jimmy Wallace: An all-state athlete in football and track while playing football for York High School, Wallace later coached at the school before stops at Rock Hill and Northwestern high schools, in addition to Wofford College.

Willie Ware: A tennis coach at Fort Mill High School, Ware’s team has won five straight state championships and 15 regional titles. Ware has been named the State Coach of the Year four times.

For more information about the York County Sports Hall of Fame or the induction ceremony, contact Dennis Partlow at 803-322-7202 or the York County Visitor Center at 803-329-5200.

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