Three to be honored for athletic achievements

Three prominent Conway sports figures will be honored Sunday at the annual Pitts-Delph Awards luncheon, sponsored by the Conway Athletic Awards Commission.

The luncheon will be at noon at the Mabee Student Center at Central Baptist College.

David McFatrich, the University of Central Arkansas volleyball coach who led the Sugar Bears to a 30-win season and a Southland Conference championship, will receive the 2012 Marvin Delph Award for sportsman of the year.

Megan Herbert, UCA’s senior post who is one of the top scorers and rebounders in UCA and Southland Conference history will receive the 2012 Delph Award for Sportswoman of the Year.

Jim Kelly, longtime Hendrix swimming and diving coach, will receive the 2012 Elijah Pitts Award for career achievement.

Annual Conway Athletic Awards Commission luncheon takes place Sunday, Feb 17 at noon at CBC’s Mabee Student Center.

Eighth-grade students from Conway public and private schools who will receive Marvin Delph Student-Athlete Awards are: Futra Banks, Alyssa Wells, Beau Hadley and Erik Webster from Conway Junior High School Blue team; Savannah Lowe, Sydney Hawkins, McCall Dail, and Nicollus Fletcher from Conway Junior High School White team; Amber Briggler and Noah Bray from St. Joseph Catholic School; and Adrianna Ferrand and Cameron Horton from Conway Christian School.

Tickets are $25 and can be obtained by calling 450-688. The tickets include admission to the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show that night at Hendrix College.

Mayflower advances
in district tourney

LITTLE ROCK — Mayflower’s senior boys clinched a regional berth and advance to the semmifinals of the 3A-5 district tournament Thursday with a 52-34 victory over Perryville.

Dane Richardson led the Eagles (16-5) with 18 points. J.P. Perry added 17.

The regional tournament will be at Jessieville.

Running club
meets Monday

Runners Bill Doshier and Max Sawyer will be the guest speakers at Monday’s monthly meeting of the Conway Running Club from 7-8 p.m. at the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center.

Doshier, one of the founders of Rock Runners in Conway, and Max Sawyer, a Conway endurance athlete, will share about their personal experiences about motivation and ‘getting moving’, and training to win.

Doshier will share the beginnings and motivation for starting Rock Runners as well as some of his experiences and the successes of those who were “motivated to start moving” by the group. 

Sawyer will share his experiences and the commitment it takes to “win,” which for him, means crossing the finish line first as he often does.  Sawyer currently ranks in the top five for the Arkansas Grand Prix series and is the leader in his age group (20-24).

Wild turkey group sets auction

The Ozark Mountain Longbeards Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Foundation annual dinner and auction will be Saturday, March 2, at the Donald W. Reynolds Training Center in the Gus Blass Boy Scout Reservation outside of Damascus.

Doors open at 6 p.m. For directions, go to www.quapawbsa.org , click on maps and click on Blass Scout Ranch-Damascus For more information, call Dave Smith (501) 335-7240.