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Years: 1954

Phillip Preston

PHIL PRESTON (volunteer), Lima (Ohio), 1954, Butler University, 1959 ** Competed in basketball, baseball and track and field ** Known for his passion for basketball and his long-time association and sponsorship of northern Indiana AAU boys basketball teams and tournaments until his death on April 20, 2013; also served many springs as a place judge […]

Frank Walther

FRANK WALTHER, Bristol High School, 1954 * Four-year letterwinner in basketball * Basketball – first freshman to play at Bristol, played on first Bristol team to win Brighton Tournament (1954), career-high 26 points vs. Jimtown, 325 points in 1954.

Pat Moran

PAT MORAN, Bristol High School (Class of 1954) , High School Tennis: 2-year starter, letterwinner; as a freshman unbeaten as a singles player, reached doubles state finals, helped team win Northern Indiana Conference East Div. title; as a sophomore, No.1 singles player (unbeaten), won Elkhart city junior boys singles title. Basketball: 1-year starter, letterwinner; leading […]

Derald Mann

Derald Mann, Jefferson High School (1954) During his senior year as a Jefferson HS basketball star, Derald once outscored the opposing team 39-38. He lettered four years in basketball and four years in softball/ baseball. In basketball, he scored career total of 735 points and in his senior year, tied Ray Ball (Elkhart) for county […]

Raymond N. Ball

Raymond N. Ball, Elkhart High School (1954) Some consider Ray to be one of the best athletes to perform for Elkhart High School. He was an outstanding basketball and track athlete. In basketball, as a senior, he scored 528 points and played on an EHS team that advanced to the Final Four in 1954. After […]

John Luse

John Luse, Jimtown High School (1954) Though John became a successful coach later, he is being inducted into the ECSHF for his career as a player at Jimtown and Indiana State University. He earned five varsity letters in track, basketball and baseball, the only sports offered at Jimtown at that time. Scored 643 career points […]

Doyne H. Glassburn

DOYNE H. GLASSBURN, ELKHART HIGH SCHOOL, 1954 Doyne earned three letters each in football, basketball and track. Under coach Glenn Silcott (also a 1998 inductee) and John Janzaruk (a 1996 inductee), he was quarterback and co-captain of the football team. Led by Bill Milliner (also in the Hall of Fame), Doyne was on the 1954 […]

Gladden Schrock

GLADDEN SCHROCK, MIDDLEBURY HIGH, 1954 Gladden won 3 letters each in basketball, track and baseball, being named all-county three years and all-sectional in 1954 in basketball. Gladden scored 729 career points for the Middies, who won the county tourney title in ’52. Although just under 6-feet tall, Gladden could dunk a basketball and his leaping […]

Erich Barnes

ERICH BARNES, Elkhart H.S., 1954 All-Sectional basketball team member and sectional leading scorer with 55 points in 1954 Helped 1954 team to Indiana Final Four All-State foot­ball team selection; attended Purdue University on football scholarship Set Big Ten Conference record for longest pass reception Played two seasons on Purdue basketball team Played foot­ball professionally for […]