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7 local sports officials picked for hall of fame

Seven officials with more than 300 years of combined experience spread across basketball, boxing, football, softball and wrestling have been selected to the Hawaii Sports Officials Hall of Fame, it was announced Saturday.

Louis Fuentes Jr. (basketball), George Gusman (football), David “Koko” Mahukona (basketball), Herbert Minn (boxing), Wayne Ohashi (wrestling), Joe Ornellas (football) and Herbert Paleka Jr. (softball) will be honored in ceremonies Sept. 8 at the Ala Moana Hotel.

The honorees were chosen on the basis of achievement in areas of character, leadership, skill and commitment to officiating, the HSOHF said in statement.

They comprise the second class of inductees for the HSOHF, which is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote public awareness of officials and their value to sports and the community.

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