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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 […]

Donald C. Presser

Donald C. Presser, Bristol and Elkhart High Schools (1969) Don was a baseball player who played for Bristol, Elkhart, Eastern Michigan University and Ball State before playing professional baseball in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system, Don once hit three home runs in a Sectional game. He earned a varsity baseball letter as an 8th grader […]

Jim Everett

Jim Everett, Bristol High School (1962) When Jim graduated from Bristol HS in 1962, he held the school records for: most points in career, 694; most points in a season, 392 (1961‑62, second in Elkhart County with a 20.6 average); most rebounds in a season, 232, as well as most rebounds in one game, 22; […]

Dean Wall

Dean Wall, Bristol High School, 1946 As a four-year letter winner in baseball, Dean will long be remembered by those who saw him play, including the Chicago Cubs baseball organization which signed him after high school. He played one year of minor league baseball, and was an outstanding pitcher for the Janesville, Wisconsin team. He […]

Don Wood

DON WOOD, BRISTOL HIGH SCHOOL, 1942 Don was an outstanding player on both the hardwood and diamond. As a pitcher, he threw one no-hitter, another game in which the lone safe­ty was an infield single, and several games of 4 or fewer hits. Pitching 66 1/3 innings during his career, he allowed only 45 hits, […]

Bob Kennedy

BOB KENNEDY, BRISTOL HIGH, 1944 Bob scored 277 points to lead the Pirates in basketball scoring in 1944 and twice broke the one-game scoring record. He first scored 39 points in a single game and later poured in 48 points in a contest against Howe. He also lettered in baseball at Bristol and won letters […]

Gerald “Jerry” Carmien

GERALD “JERRY” CARMIEN, Bristol High School, 1950 Earned 8 varsity letters in 2 sports — basketball, baseball. Basketball — 4 years, 4 letters … team free throw award winner (1949-50) … Elkhart County scoring leader (258 points) at end of 1949-50 regular season

Charles Bertch

CHARLES BERTCH, Bristol High School, 1945 Played four years of basketball and baseball at BHS; named to all-tourney team and was Bristol MVP in basketball in 1945. His ability blossomed in his late high school years and matured in his playing days in the U.S. Navy and on independent teams around Elkhart County. He served […]

Brenton Graham

BRENTON GRAHAM, Bristol High School, 1942 Brenton lettered all four years in basketball and baseball and was named to the All-Sectional team as a freshman. He went on to earn 10 varsity letters at Manchester College from the fall of 42 to the spring of ’48 (his college career was interrupted by military service in […]