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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 […]

Lester “LeVon” Mann

Lester LeVon Mann, Jefferson High School (1951) One of the highlights of “LeVon’s” basketball career occurred in the 1951 sectional when he set the one-game sectional scoring record of 34 points in the evening game against Bristol after scoring 21 points earlier in the afternoon against Concord. Jefferson won both games, but was beaten by […]

Devon “Bunny” Beehler

Devon “Bunny” Beehler, Jefferson High School, 1939 In his senior year, Bunny scored a free throw with five seconds remaining to defeat Middlebury 28-27, the first time Jefferson had ever beaten Middlebury. Overall, he earned three varsity letters, led the team in scoring all three years, and was the first Jefferson player to score more […]

Gary Barber

GARY BARBER, Jefferson High School, 1961 An outstanding all-around athlete, Gary led the basketball Tigers his sophomore and senior seasons in scoring and was named to The Truth All-Sectional team as a soph. Gary broke three Elkhart County track records–the 100, 220 and 440-yard dashes and ran on the record-breaking 880 relay team. He lettered […]

Terry Johns

TERRY JOHNS, JEFFERSON TWP. HIGH, 1967 Terry was one of the Tigers’ all-time great athletes, winning 11 letters, 4 each in basketball and baseball, 2 in track and one in cross-country. Terry was the county scoring champ in 1967 with a 24.5 average and a career total of 1,237 points. He earned all-sectional honors while […]

Jerold “Jerry” Garber

JEROLD RAY (JERRY) GARBER, Jefferson High School, 1966 Played four years on the basketball and cross-country teams and three years on the baseball team. He scored 1,196 points in his basketball career and won the Basketball Award his senior season. He also won the senior Baseball Award and was a baseball All-Star, was winner of […]

Bob Stickel

BOB STICKEL, Jefferson High School, 1953 Bob lettered four years in basketball at Jefferson and was the first Tiger to exceed 1,000 points, finishing his career with 1,029. He was the leading scorer in both his junior and senior season and received the senior basketball award after his final campaign. He was named to the […]

Lowell Hile

LOWELL HILE, Jefferson H.S., 1949 Competed in softball, baseball, track and basketball Helped Jefferson to first-ever sectional basketball games in 1947 Started athletic programs at Union School in 1954 and coached basketball, softball, baseball, volleyball and track for 30 sea­sons Currently (1994) teaches at Nappanee Middle School Graduated from Goshen College and Andrews University Competed […]