Thursday, July 19, 2018

1978-1979 Team of Distinction - 2018 Highlands Athletics Hall of Fame


The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate.

Highlands High School is excited to announce the 2018 Athletic Hall of Fame Class.  Inductees include: Angela Barre Falhaber, David Freer, Tammy Schlarman Freihofer, Eric Glaser, Justin Frisk, Coach Bill Herrmann, Scott Kuhnhein, Jean Pritchard, Kimberly Draud Rohmiller, and Michael Vories.

The Team of Distinction is the 1978-79 Boys Basketball Team.


The 1978 – 1979 Boys Basketball Team was the second Highlands team, after the 1934 team, to win a 9th Region Championship at Highlands and participated in the Sweet 16.  Highlands defeated their first-round opponent Louisville Westport 68-62 before losing in the quarterfinals to Christian County. The team finished with an overall record of 27-8 led by Hall of Fame coach Ken Shields and All Region performers Michael Vories, Bob Muntis, and Dan Sullivan. Jim Malone and Jeff Fischer rounded out the starting five. Muntis was also named to the All-State Tournament team.

The members of the team were Dip Redmond, Bruce Bowdy, Dan Sullivan, Michael Vories, Joe Conley, Steve Ling, Chris Vogel, Jim Malone, Bob Muntis, Jeff Fischer, Rich Dees and Dave Malone, Head Coach Ken Shields. The following individuals also assisted with the team Bill Petty (Assistant Coach), Mike Listerman (Assistant Coach), John Messmer (Assistant Coach), Todd Yates (Manager), Dan Hamberg (Statistician), and Tom Steltenkamp (Student Trainer), Paul Lorenz (Manager), and Mike Jansen (Manager).


The Highlands Athletics Boosters Association sponsors the Highlands Athletic Hall of Fame. The Class of 2018 Inductees will be recognized during HHS Homecoming weekend October 19-21 including a public induction ceremony at Highlands Performing Center followed by a banquet dinner at The Syndicate. The event details and ticket sales will be announced closer to the event.

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