By Bob Sutton
Special to The Alamance News
Five individuals and a state-championship softball team were inducted into the Southern Alamance Athletic Hall of Fame during the weekend.
Southern Alamance won the 1999 fastpitch softball state title in Class 3-A following a runner-up finish the season before. This group became the 12th team to be inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame.
Individuals selected for induction were Chris Conklin, Chris Dove, Tee Overman, Kim Stutts and David Webster.
Chris Conklin, a 2004 graduate, was an all-conference performer for the Patriots in football and baseball and also played basketball. He went on to be a tight end in college for Wingate and briefly spent time in Carolina Panthers’ camp as an undrafted free agent.
Conklin later embarked on a career as a pit crew member in NASCAR for Team Penske.
Because of those obligations, he didn’t attend induction activities.
Chris Dove, a 2004 graduate, was a standout in baseball, basketball and football. He received numerous academic and athletic honors in high school. He played a baseball season at then-Division II Pfeiffer before transferring for two seasons at Elon. He was later drafted by the Texas Rangers.
Tee Overman, the defensive coordinator for Dayton’s football team, also missed the induction event. At Southern, the 2003 graduate played on the 2002 conference championship team in football.
Overman also played basketball and baseball for the Patriots. He spent 13 years at Wingate, first as a defensive tackle and then on the coaching staff. He’s in his second stint at Dayton after two seasons on the Washington State staff.
Kim Stutts, a 1991 graduate, was an all-conference softball player for four seasons and a member of the 1990 state title team. She was a pitcher and infielder. She became a teacher in Brunswick County and also owns a landscaping company.
David Webster graduated in 1962 after playing football, basketball and baseball. He was on a state runner-up team in basketball in 1961-62. He also played all three sports in college, attending Gardner-Webb and Mars Hill.
Webster followed that with a coaching career on the high school level, guiding football, basketball, baseball, golf, softball, and track and field teams.
Members of the 1999 softball team, which was coached by Annie Loflin with Patti Davis, Todd Farlow and Mike Johnson as assistant coaches, were Leslie Wright, Emily Woody, Carmen Phillips, Casey Phillips, Ashleigh Boley, Crystal McPherson, Rhonda Rogers, Kim Brown, Stacey Thompson, Kelly Holt, April Thompson, Jessica Honeycutt, Ashley Holt, Allison Braxton, Lisa McMannen and Kasey Rogers.