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.

Franz Boelter

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

Joey Clapp

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

Nate Rost

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

Ray Sanders

1946 FHS graduate

Three-sport athlete

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 — brent.peroutka@gmail.com

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.

Board Members

Louie Perron

Mike Peroutka

Todd Markman

Rick Roast

Tom Hartman

Charles Madson

Ollie Larson

Cora Langeslag

Reach Sports Reporter Dan Slaubaugh at 507-333-3119 or follow him on Twitter @fdn_dan. ©Copyright 2019 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved.

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