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Years: 1933

Lenore (Doering) Pletcher

Lenore (Doering) Pletcher, Wakarusa High School (1933) Lenore was one of Elkhart County’s best female athletes during the 1930’s. As a pioneer she played basketball from 1930-1934 and started all four years. She also served as a cheerleader for the boys team. She once scored 47 points in a 63-5 victory over Jefferson Township. After […]

Fred Lopp

Fred Lopp, Nappanee High School (1933) During his basketball career as a three-letter winner at Nappanee, he became known as Freddie “Free-Wheeling” Lopp, based on his speed and quickness, excellent dribbling and ball handling, and tenacious defense. Newspaper articles used such phrases as “sparkplug guard and expert dribbler” to describe his contributions. In 1950, Tom […]

Matt Patanelli

MATT PATANELLI, Elkhart H.S., 1933 All-Sectional basketball team member in 1932 Captain of football and basketball teams and competed in track and field Played football, baseball and basketball at University of Michigan Assistant football coach at Western Michigan University Assistant football, baseball and basketball coach at University of Michigan