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The San Pedro Sportswalk to the Waterfront, San Pedro, California's answer to the Hollywood Walk of Fame - will have its next induction ceremony on October 10, 2016 at 10 a.m. in San Pedro's historic downtown district. The free ceremony will recognize this year's great athletic inductees with the installation of bronze plaques into the sidewalk of downtown San Pedro on Sixth Street between Palos Verdes and Centre Street. Immediately following at the same location is a noon luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Ticket reservations for the luncheon are $55 and can be made by calling the San Pedro Chamber of Commerce at (310) 832-7272.

This year's six inductees include:

JON ARNETT is a Los Angeles football hero, who played most of his career in the Southland. A graduate of Manual Arts High School, Arnett was a running back for the USC Trojans, where he earned first-team All-American honors, and was presented the Voit Trophy, in 1954 and 1955, as the Pacific Coast's outstanding football player. He was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. The Los Angeles Rams drafted Arnett with the second pick in the first round of the 1957 NFL draft. He played for the team from 1957 to 1963, during which time he made five Pro Bowl teams. In 1964, Arnett moved to the Chicago Bears, where he concluded his career in 1966.

MIKE WALSH will forever be known in the Harbor area as the man who brought a Los Angeles City football title to San Pedro High School - and he did it five times. Walsh began his career as the head coach of San Pedro in 1991 and led the Pirates for twenty five years before retiring after the 2015 season. In that span he won 227 games and five city titles. The Pirates were back-to-back champions twice -- 3A champs in 1992 and 1993, 4A champs in 1996 and 1997, and they shared the Division 1 championship in 2008 after tying Narbonne in a thrilling come from behind game at the Coliseum.

SARAH GASCON is an all-everything athlete that has excelled in numerous sports. A 2000 graduate of Mary Star High School, Gascon was a three-sport star at Southeastern Louisiana University, where she lettered in volleyball, softball, and soccer. While at Southeastern Louisiana, Gascon was a four year all-conference softball player, two time all-conference volleyball player, and she shattered an NCAA volleyball record for defensive digs. In 2004, Gascon was selected as the starting centerfielder for the inaugural USA national women's baseball team and drove in the gold medal winning run at the first ever World Cup of Women's Baseball. She is currently the captain of the USA women's handball team.

CARY, J.C. JR., AND CHRIS AGAJANIAN are the sons of one of auto racing's greatest car owners and promoters, J.C. Agajanian. As the owners and operators of Ascot Park, the storied raceway in Gardena, CA, which launched the career of Evel Knievel, the Agajanian brothers produced over 160 events a year and boasted crowds of over a half a million loyal fans annually. In 2016, the boys succeeded in stacking up a win at the Indianapolis 500 with a dramatic finish, as their rookie driver brought the famed #98 IndyCar across the finish line first. This thrilling win gave the Agajanian family four of the most coveted victories in motorsports, the 1952, 1963, 2011 and 2016 Indy 500s. To this day, three winning #98 racecars are displayed in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, while the fourth is expected to be installed later this year.

HENDI ANCICH, a longshoreman from San Pedro, was an NFL referee for twenty-one years, including Super Bowl XXIV, two Pro Bowls, two Canton Hall of Fame games, and six years in the replay booth. Ancich, a graduate of San Pedro High, began officiating football games in 1961, starting with Pop Warner, then gradually moving up the ladder, doing high school games, junior college, Pac-10 and finally the NFL in 1981. At San Pedro, Ancich was a four-sport varsity letterman in baseball, football, track and tennis. He was an All-City lineman in football, played at Harbor College, and was the starting center for three semi-pro teams, the Longshoreman A.C., South Gate A.C., and the Anaheim Rhinos.

DOUG KRIKORIAN has a strong place among the legends of Southern California sports media. He was a sportswriter for forty-four years - twenty-two at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner and twenty-two at the Long Beach Press-Telegram. In addition, Krikorian and the late Joe McDonnell started the McDonnell-Douglas Show, an L.A. sports talk radio show, which appeared on and off the airways from 1992 to 2005. Krikorian, covered twenty-six Super Bowls, twenty-five World Series, seventeen NBA Finals, three Olympic Games, and countless championship boxing matches. He has written two books, "Between the Bylines (The Life, Love and Loss of Los Angeles's Most Colorful Sports Journalist)" and "Los Angeles Sports Memories."









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