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DAVE WILLIG, Northridge High School, coach, Goshen High School, 1956, Grace College, 1962, Oregon State University, 1967, Softball Guided Raiders to 1988 IHSAA softball state championship; coached from 1984-1996; Won 4 sectional championships (1986, ’88, ’91, ’95); finished with 131-113 record with Raiders; also coached 2001-’02 at Bethany Christian High School.
Dennis Tepe, Elkhart High School (1956) The 1955-56 Elkhart Blue Blazers advanced to the IHSAA Basketball Final Four and when the competition was finished, Dennis was announced as the winner of the Trester Award, the first ever for anyone from Elkhart County. Dennis earned a total of 8 letters at EHS in four sports: basketball […]
JACK SIMPER, JIMTOWN HIGH, 1956 An all-around athlete at Jimtown HS, Jack played 3 years in basketball, track and baseball. He was added to the sectional team as a freshman and played in the Goshen tourney. He was the leading scorer both his junior and senior seasons, being named to the all-sectional team both years. […]
DICK CRIPE, New Paris High School, 1956 Dick was a three-year varsity basketball player for the New Paris Cubs. He was the leading scorer in both his junior and senior sea- sons, being named Most Valuable Player at NPHS in both of those years.
Neal W. Sawyer
NEAL W. SAWYER, Elkhart High School, 1956 Western Michigan University Earned 4 varsity letters in 2 sports — track and field, football … Named winner of the 1956 Tim Bringle Award for top male athlete in Elkhart Community Schools. Track — Two-time IHSAA state champion mile relay team, 1954 and 1955 … Regional mile relay […]