Desoto County Sports

Northwest to Induct Five New Members to Sports Hall of Fame

Ceremony will take place during Homecoming festivities on October 19

Northwest Mississippi Community College will enshrine five additional members to the 2023 Northwest Sports Hall of Fame class on Thursday, Oct. 19, as part of the college’s Homecoming ceremonies.

This year’s inductees are senior inductee and former football standout Hiram “Doc” Sanders (1964, 1966), football star Andre Thompson (1989-90), baseball student-athlete Chris McMinn (1993-94), former multi-sport athlete Tosheba Jones (1995-97) and men’s basketball star LaTaryl Williams (1996-98).

Additionally, Northwest will recognize its Alumnus of the Year Sterling Withers (1966-69) during the ceremony, as well as the Golden Circle Recognition for the Class of 1973. The event will take place at the David M. Haraway Center on the Senatobia campus at 4 p.m., preceded by a reception at 3 p.m.

Read more details on the Hall of Fame inductees on the official Northwest Mississippi Community College Athletics website.

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