Former Miller athletes honored

Posted December 11, 2012 at 4:48 pm


Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony to be December 21

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The fourth annual induction ceremonies to the Miller High School’s Athletic Hall of Fame will be held Friday, Dec. 21 at the double-header basketball game with visiting DeSmet. The induction ceremony will be held between the varsity girls’ and varsity boys’ games, at approximately 7:30 p.m.

This year’s inductees include: Athletes – Mona Tarr Schultz, Bob Wilber, Bob Templeton, Jeff Wilber. Contributor/coach – Gerry Hunter. Team – 1949 undefeated State “B” Basketball Championship team.

The nominating committee consists of Charlie Sizer, Dr. Steve Schroeder, Gerry Hunter, Sandy Greenough and Bob Lager.

If anyone would like to nominate an athlete, contributor or sports team for an upcoming Hall of Fame induction, contact any member of the committee.

Mona Tarr Schultz – 1980-1984

Inducted 2012, athlete category

BASKETBALL:

• Three-Year Letter Winner (1981-1983)

• 1983 & 1982 Two-Year All Central Conference Tournament Team Member

• Member of 1983 District Championship Team

• Member of 1983 Central Conference Championship Team.

GYMNASTICS:

• Six-Year Letter Winner (1979-1984)

• 1983 & 1982 – Two-Year All Tournament Team Member

• 1984 Individual State “B” Champion – Floor Exercise

• 1984 fourth place – Vault – State “B” Meet

• 1984 5th Place – All Around – State “B” Meet

• 1983 Individual State “B” Champion – Vault

• 1983 4th Place – Floor Exercise – State “B” Meet

• 1983 4th Place – All Around – State “B” Meet

• 1983 5th Place – Uneven Bars – State “B” Meet

• 1982 Individual State “B” Champion – Floor Exercise

• 1982 2nd Place – Vault – State “B” Meet

• 1982 3rd Place – All Around – State “B” Meet

• 1982 5th Place – Uneven Bars – State “B” Meet

• 1981 Individual State “B” Champion – All Around

• 1981 3rd Place – Balance Beam – State “B” Meet

• 1981 3rd Place – Floor Exercise – State “B” Meet

• 1981 5th Place – Vault – State “B” Meet

• 1980 2nd Place – Vault – State “B” Meet

• 1980 2nd Place – All Around – State “B” Meet

• 1980 3rd Place – Balance Beam – State “B” Meet

• 1980 3rd Place – Floor Exercise – State “B” Meet

• Member of 1984 & 1980 State “B” Tournament second-place teams

TRACK:

One-year letter winner

Bob Wilber 1972-1976

Inducted 2012, Athlete category

FOOTBALL:

• Three-year Letterman – Starter (1973-1975)

• 1975 All Central Conference Team Member

BASKETBALL:

• Four-year Letterman (1973-1976)

• Two-year Starter (1975-1976)

• 1976 All State “A” First Team

• 1975 All State “A” Third Team

• 1976 & 1975 Two-Year All Tournament Team Member

• 1976 & 1975 Two-Year All Central Conference Team Member

Member of 1976 State “A” Tournament Fourth Place Team

Member of 1975 State “A” Tournament Third-Place Team

TRACK:

• Two-year Letterman (1974-1975)

• 1975 Fifth Place – Two-Mile Relay Team Member – State “AA” Meet

• 1974 Qualifier – State “AA” Meet

Member of 1975 & 1974 Central Conference Championship Teams

CROSS COUNTRY:

• One-year Letterman (1973)

• Member of 1973 Central Conference Championship Team

1976 Gib Thomas Award – Outstanding MHS Senior Athlete

Bob Templeton 1965-1969

Inducted 2012, Athlete category

FOOTBALL:

Three-year Letterman (1966-1968)

• Member of 1968 & 1967 Undefeated Teams

• Member of 1968 & 1967 Central Conference Championship Teams

BASKETBALL:

• Two-year Letterman (1968-1969)

• 1968 All Tournament Honorable Mention Team Member

• Member of 1968 State “A” Tournament Third Place Team

• Member of 1969 & 1968 Central Conference Championship Teams

• Member of 1967 Undefeated Sophomore Team

TRACK:

• Two-year Letterman (1967-1968)

• Member of 1968 & 1967 Central Conference Championship

1969 Gib Thomas Award

Jeff Wilber 1968-1972

Inducted 2012, Athlete category

FOOTBALL:

• Three-year Letterman (1969-1971)

• Member of 1971 & 1970 Undefeated Teams

• Member of 1971 & 1970 Central Conference Championship Teams

BASKETBALL:

Three-year Letterman – Starter (1970-1972)

• 1972 All State “A” Second Team

• 1972 All Tournament Second Team Member

• Member of 1972 State “A” Championship Undefeated Team

• Member of 1972, 1971, 1970 Central Conference Championship Teams

GOLF:

• Five-year Letterman (1968-1972)

• 1972 Second place – State Golf Meet

• 1971 Qualifier – State Golf Meet

• Member of 1972 State Golf Meet Fifth-Place Team

• Member of 1971 Central Conference Championship Team

TRACK:

• One-year Letterman (1970)

• Outstanding MHS Senior Athlete

Gerry Hunter

Inducted 2012, Contributor/coach category

Throughout Gerry’s 41-year career (1968-2009) at the Miller School District, he taught science and driver education and was head coach in boys’ and girls’ track and cross country and boys’ basketball. He also assisted in football.

Twenty-five years (1984-2009) were spent as junior-senior high school principal and 11years (1973-1983) as Miller’s athletic director.

In 1990, Gerry was selected as South Dakota Athletic Director of the Year and in 2002, he was selected as Middle School Principal of the Year. That same year he was also given an Honorary Chapter FFA Degree.

Gerry was able to take two boys’ basketball teams to the state tourney, finishing third in 1975 and fourth in 1976. Several Miller athletes qualified for state track and field meets and state cross-country meets under his direction.

Gerry spent several years officiating boys’ and girls’ basketball, along with track meets. He officiated girls’ state tournaments in 1986 and 1990. He also assisted Miller athletics by officiating many lower-level athletic contests in football, boys’ and girls’ basketball, track and cross-country, and line judging in volleyball.

In 2002 he was awarded the Friends of Athletics Award in recognition for outstanding athletic support and service to Miller athletics

1949 undefeated State “B” Basketball championship team

Inducted 2012, Team category

Coach Bob Schroeder’s Rustlers team closed an exceptionally successful season by winning the South Dakota State “B” Tournament in 1949. In addition to their State “B” Title, they also won District, Region and Central S.D. Conference Tournament Championships. The team played the game of basketball with a passion for winning. They utilized excellent ball handling, quick passing, accurate shooting and a tough defense for a winning combination.

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THE BOYS OF ‘49 WERE UNDEFEATED on the basketball court. Pictured front l to r, L. Hall, D. Heyd, B. Haberling, R. Hanson, L. Melhoff. Back row, H. Houck, A. Zimmermann, C. Graham, W. Carr, N. Trotman, T. Zimmermann, Coach Schroeder. Not pictured, K. Linn.

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