Hall of famers aplenty in Top of Utah

Feb 18 2011 - 10:14pm

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The Northern Utah USBCA will induct an impressive handful into its Ogden Bowling Hall of Fame tonight.

The group includes Raelyn Hazen and John W. Thomas as outstanding performers, and Marlene Jensen, Randy Kezior and Mike Rhodes for outstanding service.

But that's not all. Ogden High School recently inducted six into its school athletic hall of fame.

The honorees include the tennis coaching tandem of Carol and Lynn Benson, the late Dixon Kapple, one of the school's first and most successful coaches, baseball standout Ramon Quintana, basketball, football and track star Brandon Parker, along with super fan Dale Anderson.

On the ballot

Here are some well-known candidates looking to get in.

Former Weber State basketball coach Dick Motta is one of a dozen finalists for the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Current Real Salt Lake coach Jason Kreis and former RSL teammate Eddie Pope are among players up for election into the National Soccer Hall of Fame. Former RSL assistant coach Robin Fraser is also on the ballot.

More honors

Weber State's head athletic trainer, Joel Bass, will be honored with the WSU alumni association's Aldous Dixon Award along with professor Gordon Allred on March 1.

Tidbits

The Utah Grizzlies' popular "Pooch on the Pond" hockey game will be tonight at the Maverik Center. Fans can bring their dogs to the game, and sit in the special pooch section. A kennel club-style do show is planned during the first intermission. The Grizzlies will wear their Angel's Hands jerseys to be auctioned after the contest. Utah hosts Las Vegas in the game.

Jeremiah Larsen has joined Utah State's volleyball team coaching staff. ....

Dixie State basetball coach Mike Littlewood earned his 500th career coaching victory last week when Dixie topped Cal San Bernardino. ...

This weekend's NBA All-Star game and other events will be broadcast in 215 countries and territories, in 43 different languages. ...

Brew HaHa!, a member of the Salt Lake Derby Girls, is currently participating in the first women's flat track roller derby boot camp Sunday this weekend in Mexico City.

Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or cmiller@standard.net.

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