MT. VERNON — —
Seven individuals and a pair of teams highlight this year's Mt. Vernon Township High School Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2014.
The individuals are: Mike Bevis (Class of 1973), Tim Holloway (1994), Gary Jones (1965), Eddie King (1950), Steve Lively (1975) and Susie (Woodward) Maynard (1981). Randy Odle (1969) is also being inducted in the Friend of MVTHS Athletic Department category.
The teams being inducted are: the 1980-81 boys basketball and the 1988-89 boys track. All of the inductees will be honored at a dinner Saturday, Feb. 22.
Mike Bevis (Class of 1973)
Bevis played four sports for the Rams and starred for the basketball and football squads.
He finished with 939 points over his Rams basketball career and was the first four-year starter for the Rams since Hall of Famer Coleman Carradine in 1957.
During his freshman season, he scored 174 points for a team that advanced to the Sweet 16, won the South Seven and finished 21-6.
For the football Rams, he started at quarterback his junior and senior seasons. His senior season the Rams finished the regular season 8-1-1.
Tim Holloway (Class of 1994)
Holloway played baseball and basketball for Mt. Vernon before attending SIU Edwardsville where he played both sports on an athletic scholarship. He is also the current Rams baseball coach.
“I grew up always wanting to play for the Rams, and I was fortunate to have a lot of people help me,” Holloway said.
Holloway finished his Rams basketball career as the fifth leading scorer (1,355 points). He was a three-year starter for the Rams and during that time Mt. Vernon won three regional, one sectional and a South Seven Conference title.
Gary Jones (Class of 1965)
Jones finished his Rams basketball career with 1,237 points and is the seventh all time scorer in the school's history.
Jones piled up 535 points during his senior year for the Rams and was named to the South Seven Conference first team. He was also named to the prestigious Centralia Holiday Tournament first team.