2001 Inductees

Gale Fields

Gale Fields is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his 31 years as Director of the Lou Huff Recreation Center in East Garland and his involvement with the youth in that community. He also is credited with having the original idea for establishing the hall of fame. Fields came to Garland more than 45 years ago from Marshall, where many years earlier he had been a 6' 2.5" basketball guard in high school. Eight years after finishing high school, he entered Wiley College in Marshall and in three school years and three summers, while holding down a 40-hour a week job...

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Worley Ingram

Worley Ingram is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding play as an all-district tackle for the 1942 Garland High School bi-district champion Owl football team. Ingram earned four letters as an Owl gridiron player, each under a different coach, in the 1939-1942 period. His first year of play was in 1939, when Garland had a perfect regular season, including a 12 to 0 intersectional victory over Texas City, and defeated Arlington, 26 to 19, for the bi-district championship. In 1941, he became a first team player for Garland, with his cousin, Paul Ingram...

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Carrol (Doc) Montgomery

Carrol "Doc" Montgomery is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his 28 years as head athletic trainer and health/physical Education Department head at North Garland High School. Montgomery has had numerous articles published in professional periodicals and has received numerous awards from his peers and his students. Touted as having the best student training program in the country, he has had 32 of his 55 senior student trainers receive college scholarships. He was graduated from Joe M. Hart High School in Springtown, Texas, and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education...

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Jerry Sanders

Jerry Sanders is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his outstanding career as a linebacker for the University of Oklahoma and South Garland High School. Sanders was a four-year letterman at linebacker and a major force in the play of the sooner defense. He accumulated over 100 tackles during his career at Oklahoma and was part of two big eight-championship teams. Because of his work ethic and commitment, Coach Barry Switzer named him a captain of the 1981 sooner team. He was the recipient of the first Don Key Award, as the outstanding player and student on the Sooner football squad...

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Ralph Weaver

Ralph Weaver is being inducted into the Garland Sports Hall of Fame in recognition of his leading the 1963 Garland High School, Class 4A state champion Owl football team as its captain and one of its brightest stars. He subsequently earned three varsity letters at East Texas State University (now Texas A&M University at Commerce). As the fullback of the 1963 Owl team, Weaver gained 875 yards on 164 carries, an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Equally important to the team's success was his stellar defensive play at end. The '63 Owls, coached by Chuck Curtis, posted a record of 13 wins and 1 tie in winning the state championship.

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