2020 Dixie Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees


WILLIAM “BILL” SPORRE
PLAYER 1950-1954
  • Attended The Ohio State University on a Golf Scholarship. 
  • Bill’s playing career encompasses enormous success in the Middle Atlantic PGA from 1963 to 1989. Bill traveled on the PGA Tour in 1967 and 1968. As a Senior he played in two PGA Senior Championships (1987 & 1988), two PGA Senior Club Professional Championships and the 1987 US Senior Open. 
  • Golfing Achievements: Middle Atlantic PGA Hall of Fame; Played on the PGA Tour – 1967 -1968; PGA Senior Championships Participant – 1987 & 1988; US Senior Open Participant - 1987; Twice Middle Atlantic PGA Player of the Year – 1968 & 1970; Alaskan Amateur Champion – 1960; PGA Professional Assistant to Carl Rasnic at Fort Meade; PGA Professional Assistant to Ward Burgess at Chevy Chase; PGA Head Professional at Towson Golf and Country Club; PGA Head Professional at Crofton Country Club; MAPGA Match Play Championships - 1966 & 1968; MAPGA Assistant Professional Championship – 1970; MAPGA Pro-Assistant Championship with George Graefe – 1978; MAPGA Senior Championship – 1986; MAPGA Senior-Junior Championship with Mark Spolarich – 1986 & 1989; Maryland State Open Championship at Argyle (Set record for low score) – 1970; Maryland State Pro-Am Title – 1980







BOYS BASKETBALL REGIONAL RUNNER-UP
TEAM 1968
  • The 1968 Boys Basketball team was the last team coached by Columbus Hines and finished as Regional Runner-Up’s.  
  • The team had a 22 game winning streak and averaged 79 points per game in route to a 22-3 overall record. The 1968 team also went undefeated in the Dayton Suburban League, winning the league title.
  • The team was voted the Dayton District #1 seed and was voted #1 by the Journal Herald. 
  • The team consisted of: Bob Miller, Daryl Leis, Mark Sizemore, Mike Mitchell, Gale Adkins, Ted Sizemore, manager Rick Smith, Chuck Phillips, Marc Smith, Ken Hess, Phil McCloud, Phil Summers, manager Don Walden, and Coach Columbus Hines
  • 22-3 Overall Record (7-0 DSL)