The Kosciusko County Basketball Hall of Fame will hold its third induction ceremony and banquet June 30th at the Orthopaedic Capital Center on the campus of Grace College starting at 6 p.m. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame member Rita Price will again serve as emcee for the event. Planned featured speaker will be former Etna Green coach Jim Robbins.
This year’s banquet will not only induct the class of 2012 but also recognize the initial winners of the McKown cheerleading trophy, the cheerleaders from the 1949 Beaver Dam Beavers and one of the county’s legendary small school teams, the 1953 North Webster Trojans.
Tickets for the banquet will be $20 which includes dinner, the public is welcome. Contact either Jim Irwin at (574) 268-8537 or Aaron Rovenstine at (574) 858-9036 for more information.
This year’s class of inductees include Tom Bradway, 1961 Atwood; Marlin Valentine, 1960 Beaver Dam; Don Morris, 1959 Claypool; Richard Long, 1955 Etna Green; Ronnie Hoffer, 1958 Etna Green; Larry Heisler, 1960 Etna Green; Loren Pound, 1951 Leesburg; Bob Boggs, 1954 Mentone; Bill Nellans, 1963 Mentone; Larry Losee, 1956 Milford; Bob Bause, 1961 North Webster; Tim Derf, 1956 Pierceton; Larry Metzger, 1955 Sidney; Dave Kinsey, 1957 Silver Lake; Larry Nicolai, 1957 Syracuse; David Burke, 1951 Warsaw; and Merl Heckaman as a IHSAA official.