Put Saturday, Jan. 23, on your calendar. That’s Bryan County Athletics Hall of Fame night and also the finals of the Bryan County Basketball Tournament.
You can come out early to Bloomer Sullivan Arena and watch games from noon until around midnight.
Somewhere in there, the Hall of Fame induction ceremony will be held. It’s scheduled between the girls’ and boys’ championship games.
Three new members will be inducted this year. We have a pair of All-Staters and a long-time coach/administrator/game official.
THE INDUCTEES are well known around Bryan County.
Shery Friloux of Blue and Teresa Harbison of Colbert provided lots of thrills on the basketball court.
Clyde Smith provided at least a couple of spills when he got tangled up with participants. Like all officials, Clyde missed a few calls here and there.
The difference was easy to see. All of his calls were made at full speed.
Since he was a tremendous linebacker at Southeastern, he always delivered a solid smack when he hit someone.
SHERY FRILOUX was a 5-10 All-State guard for coach Bobby Carr’s young ladies.
She hooked up in some outstanding battles with another county All-Stater and Bryan County Hall of Famer, Lori Hagood of Yuba.
TERESA HARBISON was a 5-9 All-State guard for coach Wayne Merryman’s young ladies and part of a tremendous legacy at Titletown, USA.
She played on teams that made three consecutive trips to the State Tournament.
CLYDE SMITH earned his induction in the Meritorious Service category.
After football at Southeastern, he coached four years at SE before logging 10 years as assistant principal at Colbert and five as high school principal at Blue, where he also coached boys’ basketball and baseball.
THERE ARE LOTS of stories here and we can even use some of them.
Stay tuned for previews of these outstanding Bryan County Athletics Hall of Famers coming up a week from today.
Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Saturday, Jan. 23. Bryan County Tournament finals and Hall of Fame induction.
As an added attraction, we have the Pioneers of Bryan County Girls Basketball along with the Hall of Famers.
This year we will feature the 1937 Kemp High School girls.
These are more of the ladies we have to thank for paving the way so we can enjoy girls’ basketball today.
It’s a big night for county sports. Come on out and be a part of it.