Cart Howerton always threw himself into everything that he did. At Greensboro (now Grimsley) Senior High School during the 1940s, he played on a state basketball championship team under Coach Bob Jamieson. He also played football and baseball, making All-State three times and All-American twice in baseball. In 1945 he was the national high school batting champion which led him to sign a professional contract with the St. Louis Cardinals. Howerton played minor league baseball until 1958, with a career average of .302, and winning several All-Star team selections and MVP awards in such places as Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Reidsville, Charlotte, and High Point-Thomasville. He also was a manager and general manager in several organizations, most notably the Boston Red Sox where he won a World Series ring. During an officiating career which would span 65 years, Howerton helped to write the National Federation Football Mechanics Manual. In 1995 he received the distinguished service award from the National Federation of Interscholastic Officials Association. During his distinguished career, he called 3,267 basketball games and 1,875 football games as well as serving as an administrator and supervisor. He died in 2015 at the age of 88.