Six deserving recipients will have the honor of entering the Faribault Hall of Fame Friday, Oct. 18 at Faribault American Legion Club.
This year’s inductees include Franz Boelter, Laura Slinger Mediger, Katie Burr deRegnier, Joey Clapp, Nate Rost and Ray Sanders.
Six individuals. Each deserving of recognition at the banquet, and to the public as well. We’ll cover the event in depth at a later date. Meanwhile, here are five quick facts on each honoree.
Played baseball for the University of Minnesota Gophers
Coached basketball at Medford High School
BA boys basketball coach for 30 years, volleyball coach for 26
Recorded 16 conference championships in basketball, 21 in volleyball
Led BA to seven state championships
Laura Slinger Mediger
2008 BA graduate
All-Conference volleyball for three years
All-State volleyball for three years
Holds shot put record in track
Led BA to two state championships
Katie Burr deRegnier
2006 FHS graduate
Swimming and Track star
5-year Letterman in track
5-year captain in track
Made varsity swim team as seventh-grader
2009 FHS graduate
Played baseball from 2006-2009
Posted a .447 batting average in 2009
Participated in swimming from 2004-2009
Six-year letterman in swim
2007 FHS graduate
10 combined letters in baseball (4), football (3) and hockey (3)
Three-time All-Conference in baseball
Named one of top 45 hockey players in state in 2007
All-State baseball and football recipient
1946 FHS graduate
Umpired softball and baseball
Extremely generous giving back to sports community
Led American Legion Baseball HoF program for 40 years
To learn more about their stories, attend the banquet and induction Oct. 18.
Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m, with salad following at 6:30 and dinner at 7.
Tickets can be purchasedthe following ways:
Call Brent Peroutka — 507-384-8200
Email Brent — firstname.lastname@example.org
Stop at Brent’s office — Comprehensive Wealth Solutions 1404 NW 7th St. Faribault, MN 55021
Faribault Sports Inc. was founded in 1951 to organize the State Amateur Baseball Tournament held in Faribault. IT re-launched in 1977, with the tournament returning to Faribault in 1978.