2009 Inductees to the Waseca High School Athletic Hall of Fame: L to R, Greg Vilt; Mike Larson; Tink Larson, coach, accepted the award for the 1990 State Championship Baseball Team; Jacob Conway; and Bill Lechner.
2009 Inductees to the Waseca High School Athletic Hall of Fame
The Waseca Athletic Hall of Fame has inducted five new members for 2009. This gives the Hall 34 members since its beginning in 2005.
This year's inductees are Mike Larson (1983), Greg Vilt (1987), Bill Lechner (1961), Jacob Conway (1996) and the Waseca High School 1990 State Champion Baseball Team.
Mike Larson was a three-sport athlete, earning 7 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball.
Greg Vilt, a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball earned 8 varsity letters.
Bill Lechner was a Student Manager for football, basketball and track, earning 10 varsity letters.
Jacob Conway earned 9 varsity letters as a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and track.
The 1990 Waseca High School Baseball Team is the only boy's athletic team of modern time to win a state championship.
Barry Dufault gave the invocation at the 2009 Waseca High School Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet.
The 2009 induction banquet was held September 26 at the Waseca VFW Club. The new inductees were also recognized during half time at the Homecoming Football Game.
Tink Larson accepted the award for the 1990 Waseca High School Baseball Team. Larson was team's coach.
The initial Hall of Fame class included Jo Arvesen, Manny Beckmann, John Bendix, Jerry Cawley, Monte Dufault, Gene Glynn, Shyde Krause and Tink Larson. The 2006 class included Wayne Breck, Steve Cunningham, Rolf Iversen, Jami Jager, Jason O'Brien and Jerry Slattery. The 2007 class included Charles Dunn, John King, Bob Johnson, Jill Hanson, Amy Buschow, Joel O'Brien and Bruce Wessman. Last year's inductees included Dwain "Whitey" Aamot, Lisa Broughton, Dr. Donald 'Al' Rieck, Todd Mann, Don Miller, Roger Paschall, Terry Gilbertson and the 1918 State Champion Boys Basketball Team.
2009 Waseca High School Hall of Fame Committee Members
Chairperson -- Jeanne Swanson
Secretary/Treasurer -- Scott Schafer
Coaching Staff Representative -- John Bendix
Booster Club Member -- Mark Pehrson
Community Member -- Jon Greeney
Community Member -- Todd Mann
Media Representative -- Don White