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The Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2017

Former Shaw football and baseball coach Charles Flowers leads a quintet that makes up the Class of 2017 for the Chattahoochee Valley Sports Hall of Fame.

Also in the class, which will be inducted on Feb. 4, 2017, at the Columbus Convention and Trade Center, are former Carver track star Sue Walton Caldwell, former Shaw cross country coach Mike Stephens, former South Girard High coach Leo T. Harrison Sr., and WRBL news anchor Phil Scoggins.

Flowers coached at Shaw High from 1987 to 2005. He led the Raiders to state football and baseball championships in the same calendar year, 2000 for football and 2001 for baseball.

Caldwell, who is the sister of 2016 CVSHF inductee Tim Walton, went from an outstanding career at Carver to becoming a 12-time All-America at Tennessee.

Stephens coached the Shaw cross country teams from 1980 to 2004. He led them to 18 region championships. Five of his boys teams had top five finishes in the state meet.

Harrison graduated from Florida A&M in 1942 and joined the U.S. Army. He was stationed at Fort Benning. After leaving the army, he became a coach at South Girard High. He is one of the two men that Garrett-Harrison Stadium is named for.

Scoggins, a member of the CVSHF selection committee, was selected as a contributor. He produces the inductee videos.

Kevin Price: 706-320-4493, @lesports

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