Rector High Sports HOF Class Inducted

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Member of the 1966 Blackcats basketball team on hand included, from left: Front - Odell Rogers, John Mack, and manager Sam Cossey. Back -- Tom Pruett, Ted Glaub, Dennis Cate and coach Jess Bucy.

A large gathering of family and friends joined together at the RHS gym Saturday afternoon to welcome a league of new friends into the Rector Sports Hall of Fame.

While attendees feasted on cakes and confections, Lavaughn Robertson welcomed the crowd and quickly moved into the induction ceremony.

Feats of Paul Wiley Frets, Joe Perry Pruett the 1966 Blackcats basketball team and the late L.B. "Bucket" Moseley were spoken of fondly. Frets and Pruett accepted their plaques tearfully, and Moseley's son, Dr. Owen Moseley, graciously accepted a plaque on behalf of his father. Both Frets and Pruett spoke about their time happily playing sports at RHS.

Paul Wiley Frets (center), Joe Perry Pruett (left) and Owen Moseley (right) show plaques accepted at the RHSSHOF induction reception Saturday.(TD photos/Jessica Rainwater)

Moseley commented growing up he had no idea his dad ever played sports, but he knew him to have a wonderful heart. Moseley said three words came to mind when he thought of his father and they were once written about him in an article by the CCTD, "ability, accountability and service." His father stood for these three things.

Dennis Cate accepted the plaque on behalf of the Blackcats team. Five players, including Cate, Tom Pruett, Ted Glaub, Odell Rogers and John Mack; manager Sam Cossey and coach Jess Bucy were in attendance. Cate said the team was a bunch of average players, "one outstanding and a coach who could get the best out of us."

Meanwhile, the Rector High School Hall of Fame golf tournament once again was a rousing success as 19 teams participated Friday in the annual event at Kennett Country Club.

Shooting a 13-under-par 59, the winning team was Kelly Scobey, Kirk Scobey, Wade Williams and Ron Benson.

Second place, with a 60, went to the team of Greg Ward, Dewey Shelton, Jacob Hester and Kade Scott. Also shooting a 60, and capturing third place, were Sherland Hamilton, Jim Kennedy, Cloyce Thrasher and Donald Haley.

The closest-to-the pin award went to Neal Wimberley.

Tournament directors Michael Lindsey and Michele Haley said the tournament raised $3,900 for the Rector High School athletic department, thanks to the generosity of participants and numerous business sponsors.

The title sponsor once again was St. Bernard's Clopton Clinic in honor of the late Dr. Owen H. Clopton Jr., who was a faithful supporter of the RHSHOF.

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