Michael Dickerson, the Arizona Wildcats' leading scorer during their 1997 national championship basketball season, will be inducted into the Pac-10 Hall of Honor in March, the league announced Wednesday.
From 1994 to 1998, Dickerson scored 1,791 points, at the time the fifth most in school history.
This year's class includes: Arizona State's Isaac Austin; Cal's Bob McKeen; Oregon's Charlie Warren; Oregon State's Charlie White; Stanford's Brevin Knight; UCLA's Don MacLean; USC's Harold Miner; Washington's Todd MacCulloch; and Washington State's Ray Sundquist.
• One of the Wildcats' top baseball transfers will have to wait until next season to make his UA debut. The NCAA denied a waiver Wednesday that would have allowed infielder Andy Burns to play immediately. The Kentucky transfer will practice with Arizona this season, but must wait the required one year before he can play in games.
Burns hit 18 home runs and drove in 63 runs in two seasons at Kentucky. He'll be a draft-eligible junior in 2012.
Sanchez named Sunnyside district AD
Sunnyside football coach Richard Sanchez has been named district athletic director for the Sunnyside School District. The move was approved at a district board meeting this week.
Sanchez will coach football, but will no longer be an assistant principal at Sunnyside. He will manage interscholastic programs for grades 5 through 12. He will coordinate all athletic programs and collaborate and oversee extracurricular programs for the district's two high schools, Sunnyside and Desert View, and its five middle schools.
He will earn an $86,000-a-year salary in his new role. The veteran coach has 30 days to transition into his new position.
NASCAR makes changes to scoring system
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - NASCAR is replacing the complicated scoring system it has used since 1975 with a more straightforward format.
According to the changes announced by chairman Brian France at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on Wednesday, a race winner will receive 43 points under the new system, and the points will decrease down to one for the 43rd-place driver. There will be three bonus points for the winner, one bonus point for every driver who leads a lap, and one bonus point to the driver who leads the most laps.
• Starting catcher Miguel Montero agreed to a one-year, $3.2 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, avoiding arbitration. Montero, 27, hit .266 with nine homers and 43 RBIs in 85 games. He missed 57 games after having surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee.
• The No. 3 Pima College women's basketball team (17-4, 11-2 ACCAC) beat host Scottsdale 68-44 Wednesday.
• Pima freshman guard Nadi Carey (Canyon del Oro High School) was named ACCAC/Region I, Div. II, Player of the Week. She had a triple-double (15 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) in a rout of Chandler-Gilbert on Saturday.
• The Pima College men's basketball team (5-14, 2-11 ACCAC) lost 114-75 on the road to Scottsdale on Wednesday evening.
Patrick Finley Ryan Finley Includes material from news releases