Tom Foust, Pima County Sports Hall of Fame class of 1995, passed away on May 28, 2019. Tom began his sports writing career in 1952 as a 17-yr old junior at Tucson High School. He was one of the two original correspondents hired by the Arizona Daily Star to help with high school sports coverage. The Star hired him fulltime in 1953 after he graduated from THS. As a writer, photographer, and editor, Tom reported on all aspects of sports in the community from high school to the University of Arizona; from professional golf and bowling to rodeo; from Cleveland Indians Spring Training to the old Tucson Cowboys of the Arizona-Texas League. He served as sports editor between 1970 and 1978 and returned to the Sports Department in 1986 after a stint as Community Affairs Editor.
Click HERE to see the article in the Arizona Daily Star.
Albert George Sye III, co-founder and past president of the Pima County Sports Hall of Fame, passed away on March 26, 2018. Sye, a transfer from Gloucester County College, compiled a 58-9 record while wrestling at the University of Arizona which included Western Athletic Conference Championships in 1972 and 1973. Sye was a member of the USA Wrestling Team when they competed against the Mongolian World team in 1975.
A memorial service for Sye will be held at the University of Arizona Student Union, in the Santa Rita Banquet Room, 1303 E University Blvd. in Tucson on Saturday, May 26th, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Click HERE to read Al Sye’s obituary at OakPark.com