Sun May 19, 2013
High School Hall of Fame
Media Release - 2011- 2012 - Inductees
Back Row: L-R – Chris Walby (St. John’s High School Football), Rick Watts (Dakota Collegiate Basketball, Volleyball, Track), Ed Alexiuk (Dakota Collegiate Volleyball, Basketball, Track)
Front Row: L-R – Lynda (Kidd) Chorley (Hamiota Basketball), Michelle Sawatzky (Koop) (Stienbach Regional Volleyball)
Missing: Nick Papadakis (Daniel MacIntyre Soccer)
Gladwyn Scott – Hamiota, Frank McKinnon – Carman Collegiate, Audrey Jones – Tec Voc
Kopper Kweens 1950 – 1955
Back Row –L-R – Jackie (Masson) Edmands, Evolda (Hampson) Montgomery, Colleen (Dixon) Sanders, Doreen (Nomeland) Fryer, Bonnie (Mahan) McFeetors, Lois (Miles) Rose, Avonne (Horkoff) Trainor, Norma (Duncan) Orvis, Joan(Conner) Ross Brown
Front Row – L-R – Monica (Vickery) Braun, Joan(Allison) Barr, Emily (Bogash) Hilliard, Gail (Lockhart)Hampson, Nancy (Sjoberg)Mitchell.
Missing: Segne (Jacobson) Cardell, Doris (Betteridge) Dejersey(deceased), Joanne (Miles) McGreogor, Enid (Cancilla) Ransom, Earla (Dahlgren) Fee, Georgina (Zimmerman) Morris, Enid Simm(deceased), Valda (Porter) Borud, Eleanor (Kepper) Abercrombie, Angeline Kyba, Ivale (Constable) Gibbons, Germaine (Floch) Harvey, Betty Nesbit, Claudine Parras, Darlene (Menzies) Marchina, Marion (McKenzie) Lekopoy, Martha (McKenzie) Pennock, Gay(Bogash) Halford (deseased), Myrtice (strand) Foster, Donalda Holdaway and Clauding Parres (both deseased)Margaret (Dillespie) Margot Morris.
The 2011 Manitoba High School Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
THE ATHLETES: back row Brian MacLaren, Danica Straub (for mother Angie), Keith Sanheim
(front) Mary Dempster, Tammy Mahon
1973 Team Inductee SISLER SPARTANS
The Builders (L-R): Dale Bradshaw, Marcia Puchniak (representing husband John), George Phillips
2009 - 2010
(l-r: Dale Rach on behalf of Angela Chalmers, Bob Town, Todd MacCulloch,
Garth Pischke)(missing is David McKay)
Manitoba High School Sports Hall of Fame
Dave attended River East Collegiate, and started high school wrestling, under coach Phil McBurney.
After winning all the local and provincial tournaments in 1977, McKay entered his first national event. At the Canadian Junior Open Championships, he won the gold medal in Greco Roman Wrestling.
In 1978, McKay grappled his way onto the International scene with great success, winning a bronze medal at the World Elite Junior Championships in the United States. In 1979, he won the team trials in both Greco Roman and Freestyle before representing Canada at the Pan American Junior Games in Mexico, with a silver medal in Greco, and a fourth-place finish in Freestyle.
McKay accepted a scholarship to Simon Fraser University in 1980. After taking several University, Canadian and International titles, he advanced to the Olympic Level, and was one of eight Manitobans to compete at the L.A. Olympics in 1984.
David’s career finished at the Seoul Olympics in 1988, with a highly respectable fifth place finish. After retirement in 1989, David McKay became the head coach of Simon Fraser University, and a coach of the Canadian Elite Team. David coached Daniel Igali, who captured Canada’s only Olympic wrestling gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. David was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
Angela began her career in Shilo and then Brandon at Neelin High School in 1979. At Provincial High School Championships in 1980 she swept the 400, 800 and 1500 m races. She won the 800 and 1500 m races each and every year she was in high school. She set records at both the Rural and MHSAA Provincial Track and Field Championships.
After high school, Angela attended Northern Arizona University where she was an 8 time All American in Track and Cross Country. She represented Canada many times in the 1500 m, 3000 m and cross country. Her first success internationally came in 1984 when she won bronze in 3000 m at the World University Games in Kobe, Japan. In 1987 she won a silver medal at the Indianapolis Pan American games. In 1990, at the Commonwealth Games in Aukland, New Zealand, Angela won gold in both the 1500m and 3000m, and as a result was female athlete of the year in Manitoba. In 1992 she won Olympic bronze in Barcelona, in the 3000 m. In 1994 Angela was Canadian flag bearer at the Commonwealth Games where she also captured the 3000m. That same year she also won the Grand Prix final in 3000m and was honored with the 1994 Aboriginal Achievement Award.
Angela Chalmers was inducted in to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2001 and the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame in 2004.
Bob Town was an outstanding athlete who graduated from Churchill High School in 1967, the year of the first Winnipeg Pan Am games. At Churchill, Bob was a versatile athlete who played volleyball, basketball, ran cross country and track. At the MHSAA Provincial Track Championships Bob placed third in the ½ mile and 2nd in the mile.
Bob took his post secondary education at the University of Manitoba and starred on the Bison basketball team. He was the only first year player to make the team in 1967-68. In 1971, he led the Bison’s to a second place finish at the National Championships and was an All Canadian, as well as team captain in 1972. After university, Bob played senior basketball for the St. Andrews Super Saints where he won 2 national championships and was named a tournament all star 4 times. In 1972 Bob made the National Team and over the next five years played in the Pan Am games (Mexico City), World University games (Moscow), and the 1976 Montreal Olympics.
In 2007 Bob Town was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame. Bob is currently principal of J.H. Bruns Collegiate in Winnipeg
Garth demonstrated this ability first as a high school player at Silver Heights Collegiate (now Sturgeon Heights), as a college player (three CIS championship teams) beginning at the University of Winnipeg and then following at the University of Manitoba, a Canadian National Team player and as a professional in the USA. He first made the Canadian National Team while still in high school (grade 12) and stayed through the 1976 Montreal Olympics and then in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. While at Silver Heights Collegiate, Garth competed in multiple sports (volleyball, basketball, track and field and baseball), with volleyball being his obvious forte. Garth was the MVP of every volleyball team he played for at Silver Heights. At university he played for three CIS Championship teams and was the tournament MVP in two of those years. As a professional Garth was the International Volleyball League Rookie of the year (El Paso) in 1978 and league MVP (Denver) in 1979. At various levels of Canadian championships he has been an All Star twelve times and MVP six times.
Just as outstanding, is Garth’s history as a coach. The 2007-08 season was his 28th as head coach at the University of Manitoba and in those years he has taken his team to the CIS championships 25 times winning 9 gold, 9 silver and 3 bronze medals. He has had 32 of his players go on to be National Team players. As a coach of developmental teams, he has won 3 under 18 national championships, 4 under 20 national championships and 4 “open” national championships. From 1996 to 2000 Garth was coach of Canada’s National men’s team and took them from a ranking of 21st in the world to a ranking of 10th. Garth’s son and daughter both played for Team Manitoba at the recent Canada Games.
Garth was elected to the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1989. He was inducted to the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1999. In 2000 the Canadian Volleyball Hall of Fame welcomed him and probably then most prestigious of all was Garths selection as Manitoba’s Athlete of the Century in 2000.
Todd is a seven foot Shaftesbury High School alumnus who went on to play in the National Basketball Association and for the Canadian National Team. In 1993 and 1994, Todd led the varsity team to the MHSAA provincial championship and was named tournament MVP both years. In his grade 11 year Todd scored 50 points in a 61 – 59 Provincial Championship game win.
After Shaftesbury, Todd was recruited to the University of Washington where, in 1999, he was an honorable mention All American. He played at Washington from 1995 – 1999 and led them to an NCAA tournament berth in both 1998 and 1999. He was all conference (Pac 10) in 98 and 99 and was an Academic All Pac 10 for 3 years running. He was only the second player in NCAA history to lead the nation in field goal percentage for three consecutive years. Todd was selected to the University of Washington Husky Hall of Fame in 2006.
After College, Todd was recruited in the second round and played four years in the NBA before a neuromuscular disease forced him to retire prematurely. He played three years in total with the Philadelphia 76ers and one year with the New Jersey Nets. He is now an avid World Ranked Pinball Player.
MacCulloch played for the Canadian National team almost 100 times over the years with the highlight being a 7th place finish in the 2000 Sidney Olympics and playing at home in the 1999 Pan Am Games. In the lead up to those games Todd led the Olympic qualifying tournament with 9.3 rebounds per game and in the Pan American Games he led the tournament in rebounds with 13.8 per game, blocks with 3.3 per game and was 5th leading scorer at 16 points per game.
Daniel McIntyre Maroons Football Team
From 1947 to 1952, the Daniel McIntyre Maroons dominated the high school football scene like nothing ever seen. Guided by legendary DMCI Coaches Andrew Currie and John Potter, the Maroons claimed the Manitoba High School Football Championship a record six years straight. Many football people still claim that had the 1953 season not been suspended due to the polio scare, that the Maroons could have likely won a seventh. In fact, from 1947 to 1956, the Maroons won the title eight out of ten seasons.
There was no recruiting, no scholarships, no privileges extended the players. They simply signed up and made a commitment every year to be the best. Maroons of that era continue their commitment to the football program through their support for today’s young DMCI athletes.
The team members are:
Bill Amos Harvey Ander Garth Arnason Wally Bjarnason
Rod Bower Bryan Davies Gord Dupuis George Eakin
Dennis Faulkner Lenwood Goodine Owen Griffith Lyle Hallett
Bob Hammond Mike Kachmar Sid Kasner Bill Kehrer
Toney Kehrer Gerry Kissick Harry Langford Ralph Lyndon
Frank Mazur Ken Mazur Barry McBride, Barry McQueen
Jack Peggie Don Porth Ron Rentz Barry Rosebourough
Carl Rufelds Grant Sims Bill Smitiuch Florian Soble
Doug Soloman Lou Spado Allen Sproule Dough Stuart
Len Thornson Gerry Vincent Ralph Ward Vic Watt
Sid White Gary Aldcorn Jack Bogden Gary Chatfield
Tom Hannesson Ron Hodges Larry Jocelyn Grant Lougheed
Don Lucyk Rollie Mathieson Brian Palmer Bruce Palmer
Al Rae Stan Slym Bert Smith Mal Wigg
Ed Willems George Wilson