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Phillip “Doc” Blanchard

PHILLIP “DOC” BLANCHARD, New Paris High School, 1948 * Three-year letterwinner in basketball and track and field * Track – anchored mile relay champions at Elkhart County Meet in 1948 * College – Indiana State (one year), Tri-State (two years), two-time Players Choice MVP at Tri-State

Charles “Chuck” Stille

Charles “Chuck” Stille, New Paris High School (1962) Chuck was a three-sport star at New Paris HS, where he earned 11 varsity letters. Coach Hettler calls Chuck, “a fierce competitor with a lot of talent.” As a MVP senior in basketball he scored 17.5 points per game, his third year on the varsity. He won […]

Ron Brookins

Ron Brookins, New Paris High School (1958) Ron’s high school coach, Jim Hettler, calls Brookins the best athlete at New Paris during the coach’s tenure. Though Ron seemed to be a mild-mannered, friendly player, his opponents came to know him as a fierce competitor who, when the going got tough, would rebound and score as […]

Steven “Steve” Schrock

Steven (Steve) Schrock, New Paris High School, 1955 Four-year varsity basketball for the Cubs Scored 634 points in career Strong rebounder Team’s best year was 1954-55,10-10 Steve notes that a highlight of his career was “the time I had to guard my own teammate to keep him from scoring for other team.” Competed and lettered […]

Terry Rickard

TERRY RICKARD, COACH NEW PARIS AND FAIRFIELD Terry was an outstanding athlete at Jimtown High, competing in basketball, baseball and track, winning the Sheetsman Award (MVP) for basketball as a senior, 1952. But Terry is being inducted into the Elkhart County Hall of Fame for his coaching accomplishments at New Paris and Fairfield high schools. […]

Dick Cripe

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.

Bill Hollar

BILL HOLLAR, NEW PARIS HIGH,1939 An outstanding basketball player, Bill led the Cubs to the Elkhart County small school tournament championship and was the leading regular-season scorer prior to sectional action. He had 200 points at the close of the season, but was passed by Nappanee’s Bob Rensberger and Concord’s Lyle Hoffman during sectional action. […]

Phil Weybright

PHIL WEYBRIGHT, New Paris High School, 1964 Selected as a player and coach, Phil was the Cubs’ all-time leading scorer with 831 points and was the starting guard for 69 straight games in which the team won 60 and lost only nine. He played on two Elkhart County tourney championship teams. Phil lettered three years […]

Russell “Pat” O’Neal

RUSSELL (PAT) O’NEAL, New Paris H.S., 1928 Played on New Paris basketball team which won 1927 sectional championship Sectional tournament scoring leader and Elkhart County scoring champion in 1927 with 230 points Former teacher in Nappanee, Goshen and Elkhart school systems

William E. “Billy” Smoker

WILLIAM E. (BILLY) SMOKER, New Paris H.S., 1949 Led New Paris to 1948 Elkhart County Tourney basketball championship in 1948 Elkhart County basketball scoring champion in 1949 with 316 points and 13.7 average Played tennis, track and baseball Attended Goshen College