Larry Dunn lived through some of the N.C. High School Athletic Associations most volatile years and Saturday he will receive the organizations highest honor when he is inducted into the NCHSAA Hall of Fame.
The induction will be at 6 p.m., at the Friday Center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Dunn will be joined by coach Donnie Baxter of Randolph County, athletic administrator Ronnie Chavis of Robeson County, football coach Doug Henderson of Guilford County, basketball coach Lindsey Page of Bartlett Yancey, basketball coach Larry Rhodes of Gastonia Ashbrook, track coach Robert Steele of North Rowan and football coach Jim Taylor of Shelby
Dunn played at Berry OKelly High in Raleigh before integration. He led all Wake County basketball players in scoring in 1965, the same year that famed Pete Maravich played at Broughton.
Dunn led OKelly to the NCHSAA Class 2A state championship, but knew he could not play in the ACC, which had not integrated its teams yet.
Dunn later had a remarkable high school coaching career. His Garner High girls basketball team won the state 4A title in 1978. He started the boys basketball program at Athens Drive High and won more than 400 games before retiring in 2001.
Chapel Hill Hall: The Chapel Hill High School-Lincoln High School Hall of Fame is Saturday at 6:30 at the Chapel Hill High cafeteria. Lincoln High was the school for blacks in Chapel Hill before integration.
The class includes Chapel Hill three-sport standout Eddie Mann (1950), Lincoln football standout John H. Jones, Jr. (1960), Chapel Hill tennis state champion Tory Schroeder (1994), Chapel Hill three-sport standout David Henry (1960) and the 1974 undefeated Chapel Hill High boys soccer team.
Johnston County Hall: The Johnston County Athletic Hall of Fame will hold its inductions Saturday, April 27 at Cleveland High.
The class includes former North Johnston girls basketball coach David Bagwell, former Princeton star Dr. Joseph Barber, former Clayton football coach Gary Fowler, former North Johnston three-sport standout Marion Frazier, former Smithfield-Selma track coach Charles Hooks, former Four Oaks High and South Johnston High basketball standout Raymond Massengill and former South Johnston baseball standout Jim Montague, who coached North Lenoir High to two state baseball championships.
Bunn scorer: Whitney Bunn of Bunn High scored her 100th career soccer goal this week in a 6-0 win over North Johnston. The Furman basketball recruit had three goals in the victory.
Tennis showdown: The Broughton boys tennis team, which is No. 1 in the N.C. Tennis Coaches Association, plays No. 2-ranked Wakefield Monday afternoon in a Cap Eight 4A match.
Frazier in Dream Mile: Ravenscroft senior Wesley Frazier plans to run in the Adidas Grand Prix Dream Mile at Icahn Stadium in New York City on May 24. The field is expected to be one of the best of the season.
Frazier was fifth last year (4:42.78). She won the 5000 meters in the New Balance National Indoors with a national record time of 16:18.01 and won the 2 mile in 10:12.23.