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Joyce “J.D.” Moyer

JOYCE “JD” MOYERWakarusa High School, 1948 Earned 10 varsity letters in basketball, track and baseball Basketball * 2-time All-Elkhart Sectional team selection * 3rd-leading scorer in Elkhart County during junior season

Keith Anglemyer

KEITH ANGLEMYER, Wakarusa High School, 1958, Elkhart Christian, 1974-1988 Earned 9 varsity letters in baseball, basketball and track & field Baseball, earned 3 letters – Carried .482 batting average, 1958. Track & field, earned 3 varsity letters – School-recordholder in mile relay. Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters – MVP, 1958; scored 446 career points, including […]

Walter K. Brenneman

WALTER K. BRENNEMAN, Wakarusa, 1937, 4 varsity letters -2 basketball, 2 track, Basketball * 359 career points * 2nd team all-sectional (’37) * helped team win 48 games (1935-37) College Career Indiana Central 1941 (now University of Indianapolis) * 8 varsity letters – 4 basketball, 4 track * University of Indianapolis Athletic Hall of Fame […]

Steve Neff

STEVE NEFF (Coach), Wakarusa High School (1969) ** Long-time girls basketball and assistant football coach at NorthWood High School ** 2006 Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee High School: ** Lettered in basketball, baseball, football and track & field College: **Manchester University (1973), baseball MVP and all-conference (1974) Coaching: Girls Basketball ** Second-winningest coach in […]

Jack and Nadine Lengacher

JACK & NADINE LENGACHER, Volunteers, Wakarusa Founded the Wakarusa Ball Program in 1978. Program began with 110 youth athletes, now has 550, and has instructed and inspired hundreds of NorthWood High School and area athletes.

Lenore (Doering) Pletcher

Lenore (Doering) Pletcher, Wakarusa High School (1933) Lenore was one of Elkhart County’s best female athletes during the 1930’s. As a pioneer she played basketball from 1930-1934 and started all four years. She also served as a cheerleader for the boys team. She once scored 47 points in a 63-5 victory over Jefferson Township. After […]

Dennis McBrier

Dennis McBrier, Wakarusa High School (1969) Dennis was an outstanding three-sport athlete for Wakarusa from 1967-1969 in football, basketball and track. He was a two-year letter winner in football and a member of Wakarusa’s undefeated 8-0 team. He was named All-County and Honorable Mention All-State as a lineman. As a two-year letter winner in basketball, […]

John David “Dave” Ummel

JOHN DAVID “DAVE” UMMEL, Wakarusa High School (1951) Dave’s senior basketball year was one for the record books. His 55 points against Millersburg, including 21 in the fourth quarter, was the high for the state that year and he became the first Elkhart County player to score more than 400 points for the season and […]

Jack Jamison

Jack Jamison, Wakarusa High School (1969) Jack earned a total of 15 letters in basketball, track, cross-country, and baseball. He was named to the All-Sectional Tournament Team by the Elkhart Truth in 1967 and 1968 and was named Wakarusa’s MVP following both his junior and senior seasons. The 1969 Wakarusa team won the final Elkhart […]

Wilmer Wine

Wilmer Wine, Wakarusa High School (Coach) Coach Wine taught science and coached at Wakarusa High School from 1929-1943 and in the 1932-33 season his basketball team went all the way to the Sweet Sixteen, losing to Greencastle, finishing with a 24-4 record. Those were the only sectional and regional crowns in the history of Wakarusa […]