Randy Hollis

Deseret Morning News assistant sports editor Randy Hollis will be honored Feb. 12 by the Utah Sports Hall of Fame Foundation as a winner of one of the group's annual Distinguished Service Awards.

Dale Mildenberger, Joe Watts and Don Norton will join Hollis as honorees at the Paul Ream Scholarship/Distinguished Awards Banquet. For reservations ($35), send checks to USHFF secretary Scott Mayne, 10182 S. Cornerstone, South Jordan, UT 84095.

Before recently joining the Deseret Morning News staff, Hollis won several awards during his more than 30 years as a sports writer and editor for the Standard-Examiner of Ogden. Hollis also coached youth softball and basketball teams in Roy for several years.

A former sports editor of newspapers in Logan and Provo, Watts has worked as the Utah Golf Association's executive director for nearly 20 years, a period of remarkable growth for the UGA.

Mildenberger, Utah State's athletic trainer for more than 30 years, is a member of three professional halls of fame, and part of USU's new training complex at Romney Stadium bears his name.

A banker in Provo, Norton has been involved in community service and humanitarian work that includes funding scholarships for athletes and coaching and supporting youth teams.

The UHSFF also will honor eight students who enrolled in college last fall after receiving $2,000 from Paul Ream.