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The 2022 induction will be held in early March. Watch this space for details.

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The School City of Hammond Area Career Center’s multimedia broadcast class provided production assistance.

Hammond Sports Hall of Fame induction Class of 2021

Six individuals from Hammond, Indiana’s storied athletic past comprise the city’s Sports Hall of Fame induction class of 2021. Those encompassing the Hall of Fame’s 35th annual induction class, honored virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic environment, are:

Mike Coles, late 1990s/early 2000s Hammond High multi-sport athlete and Purdue University baseball player;

Robert Haack, 1960s Gavit High and Western New Mexico University athlete and longtime, distinguished high school basketball coach;

Trent Howard, 2000s Clark High, Central Michigan University and professional baseball pitcher;

John Novalich, 1930s Hammond High multi-sport and semi-pro/professional athlete;

Larry O’Bannon, 1960s Hammond High basketball player;

David Pierce, 1990s Morton multi-sports athlete/Purdue wrestler.

Haack, Novalich and O’Bannon were inducted posthumously.
Download the 2021 program booklet here.

Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Inductees



Norb Adams (1988)
Al Adzia (1999)
Michael C. Allen, Sr. (2007)
Bob Anderson (1991)
David Anderson (2006)
David V. Anderson (1992)
Arvo Antilla (1994)
Bill Atkins (2011)

Stan Bafia (1993)
Joseph "Joe" Baliga (1988)
Norm Banas (1994)
Brian Banks (2005)
A. Jamar Banks (2012)
Richard Barnes (2020)
James Baron (2016)
George Benson (1997)
George Bereolos (1993)
Hercules (Herky) Bereolos (1987)
Joe Betustak Jr. (2013)
Rick Biancardi (2007)
Mike Bicanic (1993)
Lou Birkett (1987)
Bob Biscan (2015)
Ernest D. "Ernie" Blackburn (1989)
Gib Blackmun (1992)
Rich Blastic (1997)
Frank Blocker (2002)
Richard "Dick" Blythe (1995)
John Bobalik (2018)
Richard Bobby (2008)
John T. Bonic, Sr. (1988)
Chuck Bounds (1999)
John Boyajian (1992)
Mike Bradburn (2001)
Bob Bradtke (2001)
James (Chief) Brown (2020)
Don Brumm (1990)
Samuel F. Budnyk (2009)
Allison Buell (2001)
Wilbur P. Buerckholtz (2018)
George B. Buksar (1989)
Crystal Burns-Moore (2002)
Robert E. Burns (2009)
Tom Burns (2011)

Jack "Kid" Callahan (2005)
Thomas E. Cameron (2000)
Dan Candiano (2002)
Wendy Carle (1991)
Albert Carpen (2019)
Frank Carroll (2011)
Darrel Chaney (1987)
Rodolfo "Rudy" Chapa, Jr. (1987)
Irving N. Chayken (1991)
Jack Chevigny (1988)
Tom Chintis (1991)
James "Jimmy" Clabby (1988)
Donald Clark (2001)
Robbie Clark (1995)
Jeffery Colby (2016)
Mike Coles (2021)
Harry W. Colias (2002)
Carol Core (2010)
Terry Cotham (1998)
Carl Creekmore (1991)
Irv Cross (1987)
Ray Cross (2001)
Hugh A. Dawson (2000)
Karl Deak (2005)
Leslie "Skip" DeCamp (1990)
Gerardo "Jerry" De Luna (2006)
Ruben De Luna (2006)
Eugene “Peanuts” Demkovich (2010)
Rodney Dennis (2003)
LeeAnn DeYoung (1993)
Cathy (Herring) Dilbeck (2009)
Bobby Donelson (2008)
Robert E. "Bob" Donham (1987)
Fred Donnersberger (2015)
Tom Doolin (1998)
Pamm Dorsey (1994)
Joan (Ryann) Drutis (2015)
Chuck Duncan (2008)


James Donald Earl (2000)
M.E. (Bill) Easton (1987)
Frederick (Fritz) Ebert (1987)
Richard (Dick) Eggers (2003)
Dr. Nick Egnatz (2004)
Gary Eldridge (2009)
Carla Eskridge Rogers (2011)
Jim Etter (2007)

Craig Fantin (2010)
Mike Farkas (2003)
John Fetzko (2003)
Rudy T. Folta (2001)
Albert Ford (2017)
Rodney Ford (1994)
Elva Falk Forsberg (2016)
Joe Franklin (1996)
Ray Frankowski (1989)
Tommie D. Franks (2000)
Casey L. Fredericks (1991)
Wally Fritz (2002)
Sharon Fullgraf-Hilliard (1999)

Jack Gabor (2020)

Amy (Greer) Gapen (2005)
James M. Gasvoda (2002)
Thomas Geffert (2007)
Jack Georgas (1994)
John George Sr. (2012)
Len Gish (1991)
Jennifer G. (Johnsen) Gohmann (2007)
Jerry Golem (1998)
Sigmund Golonka (2013)
Durward Gootee (2008)
John W. Granack (2006)
Tom Granack (2006)
Spencer M. Greer (2014)
Robert J. Grenda (2007)
Bob Guzek (1990)
Ted Guzek (1998)

Robert Haack (2021)
Bob Haak (1992)
Richard Haack (2003)
Bob Haley (2002)
George Hall (2005)
Fred Hammond (1998)
Estell Harper (2007)
James Harper (2008)
Randy Harrison (1988)
Leroy J. Harwell, Sr. (2017)
Rich Haskell (1997)
Bud Hasse (1992)
Dick Hemingway (2016)
Dan Hernandez (2019)
Dr. Aletta Hicks (1999)
Dan Higgason (2012)
David Tyrone Higgs (2018)
Larry Hines, Jr. (2019)
Paul Hoemann (1995)
Jeri L. Hoffmann (1990)
Lisa (Johnsen) Howard (2010)
Trent Howard (2021)
Edgar "Ed" M. Hudson (1991)
Richard L. Hudson (2016)
Karl "Huff" Huffine (1989)
Annette (Peters) Huseman (2012)
Chuck Iorio (1999)
Terry Irk (2001)

Larry Jackson (2000)
Mike Jakubowicz (1999)
Marty Jakubowski (2011)
Marty Jamrose (2006)
Greg Jancich (2008)
Jerry Jefchak (1996)
Dana Jeffries (2016)

Ted Kaegebein (1993)
Bob "Moose" Kahle (1999)
Joe Kaminski (2010)
Don Kasperan (1997)
Wally Kasprzycki (1996)
John "Cannonball" Keagle (1987)
Margaret Kelly (1998)
Tim Keough (2000)
Matt Kerger (1992)
Robert W. "Bob" King (1990)
Nick Kolisz (2006)
John R. Kouris (2015)
Robert "Dutch" Kramer (1989)
Jack Krause (1994)
Bernie Krueger (1989)
Steve Kucer (1999)
Del Kuchaes (1998)
Thomas L. Kujawa (2014)
John Kuppinger (1994)
Don Kurcz (1995)


Godfrey Labda (2004)
Mike LaLaeff (1999)
Timm W. Lamb (2003)
Randall J. Lewis (2019)
William Lightsey (2017)
Bob Livingstone (1987)
Nicholas G. Luketic (2012)
Wes Lukoshus (2007)
Clyde Lyle (1997)

Horace Mamala (1990)
Tom Manning (2015)
Russell E. Marcinek (2009)
Russell J. Marcinek (2009)
Fredrick “Freddy” Marisett (2009)
Elias Lee) Marks (2018)
Mike Marshall (2017)
Tom Martin (2004)
Patricia Massoels-Miskus (2000)
Duane McClendon (2006)
Ulysses N. McClendon (2017)
Don McCune (1993)
Thomas McDermott (2011)
Mike McGill (1988)
Russ McLeod (1995)
Sharon Meier (2003)
Milan (Meech) Metikosh (2014)
Victor H. Mettler (1987)
Dr. Tony C. Milazzo (2015)
Joseph Mis, Jr. (1990)
Kerry Mitchell (2014)
Pat Montalbano (2014)
Joe Moore (1992)
Hal Morris (2001)
Larry Moore (1998)
John A. "Johnny" Mostil (1990)
Dan Mudd (2004)
David Mudd (2004)
David Mueller (2003)
Mark Murakowski (2002)
James R. Murphy (2019)
Floyd Rufus Murray (1988)
Harry J. Muta (2006)
Bob Mygrants (1989)

David Neely (2012)
Rich Neely (2004)
Edwin R. Nelson (1989)
Rich Nemcek (2010)
Kurt Nondorf (2001)
John Novalich (2021)

Larry O’Bannon (2021)

Ray Papach (2003)
Julius Papais (1990)
George Pappas (1996)
Gordon Paquin (2000)
Roland Parrish (1993)
Paul Patterson (2014)
Wayne Paulson (1996)
Stan Perzanowski (1997)
Bill Peters (1988)
Robb Pettit (2009)
Brittany Piaseczny (2020)
Joe Piatek (1997)
David Pierce (2021)
Kristy Pieters-Larson (1995)
Carey Pinkowski (1989)
Joe Poracky (1994)
Dr. J. Wesley Powley (1991)
Stephen J. Psikula (2000)
Robert Prymuski (2020)

Barry “Bear” Quigg (2013)
John Quinn (2003)

Frank Radovich (1989)
Mike Ramirez (2017)
Bill Rapchak (1998)
George C. Rasch, M.D. (2000)
Bob "Doc" Raymond (1993)
Sarah (Vine) Reed (2003)
Frank Reynolds (1989)
Gary Ridgley (2009)
Artie J. Rogers (2013)
Dana Romans-Oldendorf (2010)
Fred Rovai (1995)
Ron Royer (1993)
Steve Runyon (2019)


Frank Saculla (1999)
Virgil A. Sanger (2016)
Mark Steven Sanders (2000)
Gene Sartini (2005)
Ed Schoenfelt (2004)
Don Schulte (1999)
AB (Auree Bash) Scott (2007)
Bob Selva (1996)
Jim Sherer (2007)
Ed Sherry (1994)
Ed Shields (1997)
Stanley F. Shimala (1988)
Richard F. Sivulich (2000)
Rudy Skorupa (2019)
Bill Smith (1995)
Marcus Smith (2018)
Peter “Pete” Smith (2103)
David R. Snedden (2020)
Shayne P. Snider, (2013)
George Sobek (1988)
Dan Spitale (2016)
Steve Stanek (2015)
Rick Stanford (2018)
Frank P. Staucet (2001)
Ronald Steffy (2008)
Michael Strabavy (2014)
Tom Strabavy (2005)
Bob Straight (1996)
Bill Strater (2004)
Rayfield Stringer III (2013)
Bob Stryzinski (2004)

Clarence "Butch" Tapper (2005)
Ken Taroli (1996)
Loren Tate (1992)
Jeff Tharp (2002)
Everett E. Thomas (2009)
John Thomas (2006)
Richard Tinkham, Jr. (1999)
Carlos "The Force" Tite (2007)
Frank Tokoly (2018)
David Tomasula (1995)
Mel Trutt (1996)
Patrick Tuleja (1997)
Leslie Tyburski (2012)

Tony Urbanczyk (2005)

Rich Valavicious (2004)
Larry Vaznonis (2005)
Tony Vermejan (2002)
Dale Vieau (1991)
Walt Viellieu (2004)
Jerry Vlasic (2008)
Rick Volbrecht (2012)
Ron Volbrecht (1992)
Christ Voris (2005)

Amy Wadas-Hogge (2004)
Al Waite (1993)
Ted Walsh (2017)
Amy Werkowski-Pleasant (2002)
John G. Whitaker (1987)
Chris White (2017)
Cornelius S. "Bootsy" White (1989)
David M. Wilhelm (2011)
Marvin Willis (2010)
Joseph C. Winkler (2002)
Bob Wilson, Sr. (2001)
Dianna Wingis (1997)
Cissy (Shimala) Wishnew (1996)
John "Whitey" "Wonso" Wonsowitz (1992)
Joey Wright (1998)

Jeff Yelton (2011)

Tom Zasada (2006)
Larry J. Zembala (2015)
Wally Ziemba (1988)
Maurey Zlotnik (1988)

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