Four welcomed into Walk of Fame

Published 7:42 am Saturday, November 1, 2008

By By STEVE FRANKLIN, Sports Writer
Three former Pam Pack greats, along with the 1988 Pam Pack women’s track team were honored as part of the annual Washington Walk of Fame ceremonies on Friday night at J.G. “Choppy” Wagner Stadium.
Larry Dixon, Steve Hendrickson, Harold Jackson, and the 1988 track team all had their names etched into stones that will be placed into the Walk of Fame, a walkway that honors the Pack’s greatest athletes and athletic contributors.
Dixon, a kicker and two-way starter for the Pam Pack’s football team in the early 1950s, who later went on to star as a two-way player at N.C. State was touched by Friday’s ceremonies.
Hendrickson, a two-time all-state basketball player in 1971 and 1972, who went on to become Mercer University’s leading scorer in 1976 was glad to make the trip from Tennessee to be enshrined.
Jackson, a teammate of Hendrickson’s in 1971 and 1972, who later starred at UNC-Wilmington and then made a name for himself by playing against the Harlem Globetrotters as a member of the Washington Generals said he was honored by his enshrinement.
L’Tanja Hall, Michelle Langley, Dawn Landen, Ashleigh Padgett, head coach William O’Pharrow and assistant coach Bill White were all on hand to represent the 1988 Lady Pack track team, which finished second in the state meet, coming up one-half of a point shy of winning the programs’ first state championship.