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Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Jordan Buller Bethany 2002 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Shaunte (Calhoun) Williams Jimtown 1997 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Jeff Massey Concord 2000. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Keith Anglemyer (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Barb Carbaugh Goshen coach (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Ryne Lighfoot NorthWood 2006 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Aaron Moss Elkhart Memorial 1993. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Mark Harris Elkhart Central 1976 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Douglas Chokey Nappanee 1968. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Gary Mann Elkhart HS 1959 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Joanna (Friesen) Parks Bethany 1994. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Brant Fowler Concord 2000 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Chris Cozort Elkhart Central 1994 (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Brad Park Goshen coach (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. John Wysong Fairfield 1979. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Wendall Troyer Northridge 1980. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Steve Swihart Goshen 1979. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Henry Robinson Elkhart HS 1959. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. David Willig Northridge coach, Goshen 1956. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Stacey Peterson Concord 1998. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Mark Vilmure Elkhart Central 1979. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Germaine Spencer Jimtown 1995. (Photo Supplied) (AP)

Inductees to the 2012 Elkhart County Sports Hall of Fame. Patrick Parks NorthWood 1979 (Photo Supplied) (AP)
Wysong, Swihart, Massey part of 2012 Hall of Fame class

Posted on Nov. 8, 2012 at 12:00 a.m.

JORDAN BULLER

Bethany Christian High School, 2002

Goshen College, 2006

7 varsity letters in 2 sports – basketball, soccer

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters — led Bruins to 2000 and 2002 1A sectional championships and 2002 1A regional championship; recorded 987 career points, 437 career assists and 117 3-pointers.

Soccer, earned 4 varsity letters.

College —

Basketball, earned 4 varsity letters — Helped school to 73 victories, the most in team history; 4-year starter; 2nd all-time with 479 assists; All-Mid-Central Conference 2nd team in 2004-’05.

JOANNA (FRIESEN) PARKS

Bethany Christian High School, 1994

11 varsity letters in 3 sports — volleyball, basketball, softball

Named Bethany Christian’s Female Athlete of the Year, 1994

Volleyball, earned 3 varsity letters, 4-year participant — Coach’s Award in junior, seniors seasons.

Basketball, earned 4 varsity letters — Averaged 12.5 points, hit 31.7% of 3-pointers in senior season.

Softball, earned 4 varsity letters — In senior season, recorded 11-3 pitching record with 78 strikeouts in 88 innings, hit .315 and stole 23 bases; In junior season, recorded 77 strikeouts in 66 innings, hit .296.

STACEY PETERSON

Concord High School, 1998

Indiana University, 2002

12 varsity letters in 3 sports — soccer, basketball, track & field

Soccer, earned 4 varsity letters — School all-time career scoring leader with 88 goals; school single-season scoring leader with 33 goals (1997); helped lead Minutemen to 2 sectional championships, 1 regional championship; named to Indiana Girls All-State squad (1997).

Basketball, earned 4 varsity letters — Named All-Northern Lakes Conference in junior season.

Track & Field, earned 4 varsity letters — 4-time IHSAA state qualifier; in 400-meter run, placed three times — 5th in 1995, 6th in 1996 and 12th in 1997; qualified for 800-meter run in 1998; holds school records in 400, 800 and 1600-meter relay; led Minutemen to Northern Lakes Conference championship and Warsaw Sectional championship.

College —

Soccer, earned 4 varsity letters — Starter for 3 seasons.

BRANT FOWLER

Concord High School, 2000

Bethel College, 2004

10 varsity letters in 3 sports — football, basketball, golf

Football, earned 3 varsity letters — Helped Minutemen to 1998 Class 4A state championship game; named All-Northern Lakes Conference in 1999, Academic All-State in 1999.

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters — Team captain in 1999-2000 season.

Golf, earned 4 varsity letters — Helped Minutemen to sectional championship in 1998; 4-year All-Northern Lakes Conference selection; Helped Minutemen to NLC championship in 1997; Academic All-State 2000.

College —

Golf, earned 4 varsity letters in golf; All-Mid-Central Conference in 2002.

JEFF MASSEY

Concord High School, 1991

Owens Technical College (Ohio), 1993

Xavier University, 1995

2 varsity letters in basketball

Basketball — Helped Minutemen to 1990 IHSAA state championship game and 28-1 record; Helped Minutemen to 25-3 record and semistate berth in 1991; Indiana All-Star; 2nd team All-State; finished career with 1,894 points

College —

Owens — Two-time National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Year; Helped Owens to 2 NJCAA national championships; averaged 26.0 points per game in second season.

Xavier — Helped Musketeers to 45-13 record in two seasons; helped team to NIT in 1994 and NCAA tourney in 1995; team captain, 1995.

Professional —

2007-present, assistant coach, St. Bonaventure University.

2005-07, assistant coach, Robert Morris University

2004-05, director of basketball operations, Owens Technical College

GARY MANN

Elkhart High School, 1959

6 varsity letters in football, basketball and baseball

Football, earned 2 varsity letters — All-Northern Indiana Conference selection, MVP in senior season; led Blue Blazers in interceptions as a senior.

Baseball, earned 2 varsity letters.

Basketball, earned 2 varsity letters — As a junior, helped Blazers to IHSAA state finals; helped Blazers to sectional championship as a senior

Coaching —

10 years Elkhart Memorial High School varsity football assistant

12 years Elkhart Central High School varsity football assistant

2 years Elkhart High School varsity wrestling assistant, helped Blazers to 1968 IHSAA team state championship

9 years West Side Middle School freshman football coach

5 years West Side Middle School seventh grade football, wrestling, track coach

HENRY ROBINSON

Elkhart High School, 1959

4 varsity letters in football, basketball, track & field

Track, earned 1 varsity letter — Member of Blazers’ IHSAA state championship mile-relay team which established state record.

Football, earned 2 varsity letters

Basketball, earned 1 varsity letter

CHRIS COZORT

Elkhart Central High School, 1994

Purdue University, 1999

Earned 9 varsity letters in cross country, track & field and swimming

Named winner of the Tim Bringle Award, the top male senior athlete in Elkhart Community Schools

Track, earned 4 varsity letters — IHSAA state champion, school-record holder in 800-meter run in 1993; IHSAA state runner-up, school-record holder in 1600; Northern Indiana Conference 800, 1600 champion in 1993-’94; Goshen Sectional 1600 champion 1993, ’94; Fort Wayne Regional 800, 1600 champion in 1993-’94.

Swimming, earned 1 varsity letter

Cross country, earned 4 varsity letters — Sectional and semistate individual champion in 1993

College —

5-year track & field scholarship, finished 2nd in Big Ten Conference championships in 800.

MARK HARRIS

Elkhart Central High School, 1976

Earned 7 varsity letters in cross country, gymnastics and track & field

Cross country, earned 3 varsity letters — Helped Blue Blazers to IHSAA state team championship, semistate, regional and sectional and Northern Indiana Conference championships in 1973; team completed unbeaten dual meet season, 1973; in junior season, individual sectional and regional champion; helped Blazers to sectional and NIC team championships; in senior season, helped Blazers to NIC, sectional and regional team championships and 6th place in IHSAA state championships; individually, placed 4th at IHSAA state finals, earned All-State honor.

Track & field, earned 3 varsity letters — Won NIC mile and 2-mile championship.

MARK VILMURE

Elkhart Central High School, 1979

Earned 3 varsity letters in swimming & diving

Swimming & diving — All-State team in 1979; team captain, MVP, mental attitude awards in 1979; IHSAA state diving runner-up as a senior, 4th in State as a junior; 2-time sectional and Northern Indiana Conference champion; record-holder in diving points for sectional, school, pool and city meet.

AARON MOSS

Elkhart Memorial High School, 1993

Named winner of the Tim Bringle Award, the top male senior athlete in Elkhart Community Schools

Earned 8 varsity letters in wrestling, baseball and tennis

Wrestling, earned 4 varsity letters — IHSAA state champion at 135 pounds in 1993; 4-time Elkhart Sectional champion, 3-time Goshen Regional champion, 2-time Northern Indiana Conference champion; 120-31 career record.

Tennis, earned 2 varsity letters

Baseball, earned 2 varsity letters — Helped Crimson Chargers to 1992 IHSAA state tournament; All-Northern Indiana Conference 1993.

Coaching —

6-time Team Indiana wrestling coach

6 years as a baseball coach

7 years as a wrestling, current head coach at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis

JOHN WYSONG

Fairfield High School, 1971

Tri-State University, 1975

Earned 4 varsity letters in basketball and track & field

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters — Co-MVP, co-captain of Falcons’ sectional team in 1971; named to All-Northern State Conference, All-Sectional and All-Regional; helped Falcons compile a 38-9 record in junior and senior seasons; scored 451 points and recorded 109 assists in 1971.

College —

Tri-State University — MVP, team captain, All-District, first-team All-Conference, leading scorer and set school record for assists in 1975; inducted to Tri-State Hall of Fame as a team member in 2006, as a player in 2007.

Coaching —

Head coach at Fairfield, Wawasee and Elkhart Memorial for a combined total of 24 years and 295 victories; won 5 sectional championships — 3 at Fairfield, 1 at Memorial, 1 at Wawasee; Guided Memorial to 1987 “Elite 8’’; coached 3 Northeast Corner Conference championships, 1 Northern Lakes and 1 Northern State Conference championship.

Assistant coach at NorthWood, Penn, Angola, Warsaw, Tri-State and Grace College.

BARB CARBAUGH

Goshen High School, coach

Logansport High School, 1976

Earned 12 varsity letters in basketball, volleyball and track & field

College —

Basketball, Purdue University

Basketball, volleyball, track & field, Goshen College

Coaching —

Head coach girls basketball, 1987-’03 — Guided teams to 2 sectional and 5 Goshen Holiday Tournament championships; 140-189 overall record

Head coach girls golf, 1993-’03 — Won 6 Northern Lakes Conference, 4 sectional, and 2 regional championships; Guided teams to 3 IHSAA state tournament appearances, 5th in 1999, 9th in 1998, 15 in 1996; 5-time NLC Coach of the Year; 152-30 overall record, including 48-9 in NLC matches.

Assistant coach girls track, 1983-’85.

Assistant coach volleyball, 1982-’87 (53-35 junior varsity record).

Assistant coach girls basketball, 1982-’87 (78-27 junior varsity record)

College —

Goshen College, asst. women’s basketball coach 2003-’07.

BRAD PARK

Goshen High School, coach

Frontier High School, 1970

Manchester College, 1974

Head coach at GHS for 10 seasons, 81-34 record (10 seasons at Sullivan High School in Indiana); 8 seasons as a GHS assistant coach; Guided Redskins to 1999 IHSAA Class 4A state runner-up; 3 Northern Lakes Conference championships (1997, ’98, 2002), 2 sectional championships (1996, ’99), 2 regional championships (1996, ’99); 3-time NLC Coach of the Year (1997, ’98, 2002), 3-time Indiana Football Coaches Region 2 Coach of the Year (1993, ’96, ’99); Named to 1997 North squad for Indiana All-Star Game.

STEVE SWIHART

Goshen High School, 1979

Goshen High School, coach

Earned 6 varsity letters in football and baseball

21 years as assistant football coach, 8 years assistant wrestling coach, 6 years head boys golf coach; coached only GHS golf teams to IHSAA state tournament.

Football, earned 3 varsity letters — Captain, MVP on Redskins’ 1978 IHSAA Class 2A state football championship team; 1st team Associated Press on offense & defense, 1st team All-United Press International and Bloomington Herald-Telephone, 1st team All-Northern Lakes Conference, 1978; team’s leading tackler.

Baseball, earned 3 varsity letters — 1st team All-NLC in 1977-’78; team’s leading hitter, 1977-’78.

SHAUNTE’ (Calhoun) WILLIAMS

Jimtown High School, 1997

Bethel College, 2001

Jimtown High School, coach

Earned 11 varsity letters in track & field, volleyball and basketball.

Volleyball, earned 4 varsity letters — Team MVP, led team in attack percentage, digs, 1997; All-Northern State Conference 1996-’97; team’s most improved player, 1995; helped team to NSC championship, 1996.

Track & field, earned 4 varsity letters — IHSAA state qualifier in long jump, 1996-’97; 3-time MVP, 3-time All-NSC.

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters — Team MVP, second in Elkhart County scoring at 15.9 points per game, 1997; Team Defensive MVP, 1996; Team Most Improved, 1995; helped team to NSC championship, 1996; All-Elkhart Truth Area, South Bend Tribune All-Area, 1997.

College —

Earned 8 varsity letters in basketball and track & field.

Basketball, earned 4 letters — 3-year starter; school-recordholder for most games played (143); helped Lady Pilots to National Christian College Athletic Association national championship, 2000; helped Lady Pilots to Mid-Central College Conference championship, 2001; 2-time NAIA and NCCAA Academic All-American.

Track & field — NAIA national championship qualifier, 1999, 2001; NCCAA All-American, 2000-’01; All-MCC, 2000-’01.

Coaching —

Head girls track coach, 2004-present.

GERMAINE SPENCER

Jimtown High School, 1995

Earned 9 varsity letters in football, basketball and track & field

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters

Football, earned 3 varsity letters — Helped Jimmies to 1991 IHSAA Class 1A state championship, 4 sectional titles, 3 Northern State Conference titles and 1 regional championship; All-NSC 1993-’94; South Bend Tribune All-Area Team 1993-’94; finished with 2,663 career rushing yards, 32 touchdowns and 210 points.

Track & field, earned 3 varsity letters — 2-time IHSAA state qualifier in long jump, 1994-’95; 4-time MVP, 3-time sectional long jump champion, 4-time regional long jump qualifier; regional long jump champion, 1995; NSC champion in 100- and 200-meter dash, 1994-’95; NSC long jump champion, 1995.

DOUGLAS CHOKEY

Nappanee High School, 1968

Indiana University, 1972

Earned 11 varsity letters in cross country, track, basketball and baseball

Basketball — Elkhart Truth All-Sectional team member.

Track — IHSAA state runner-up in 880-yard run, 1968; Northern Lakes Conference champion in 880, setting school and league record, 1968; Elkhart County Sectional, Fort Wayne Regional 880 champion, 1968; school-recordholder in mile run and mile relay 1968.

College —

Track — Earned All-American status in mile relay after 5th-place finish at NCAA Championships, 1972; Team co-captain, 1972; member of Hoosiers’ 4th-place mile relay team, indoor and outdoor, 1972; member of Big Ten Conference outdoor champion, 1970-’71.

WENDALL TROYER

Northridge High School, 1980

Earned 7 varsity letters in basketball and baseball

Basketball, earned 4 letters — Team MVP, 1980; scored career 1,238 points.

Baseball, earned 3 letters — MVP Bat, MVP Glove, 1980.

DAVID WILLIG

Northridge High School, coach

Goshen High School, 1956

Grace College, 1962

Oregon State University, 1967

Softball — Guided Raiders to 1988 IHSAA softball state championship; coached from 1984-1996; Won 4 sectional championships (1986, ’88, ’91, ’95); finished with 131-113 record with Raiders; also coached 2001-’02 at Bethany Christian High.

RYNE LIGHTFOOT

NorthWood High School, 2006

Bethel College, 2010

Earned 4 varsity letters in basketball

Basketball — Helped the Panthers to a 59-27 record during career, the best 4-year span for wins in school history; school record-holder for career points (1,673) and 3-pointers made (138); Elkhart County scoring champion, 2006; 3-time MVP, 3-time All-Northern Lakes Conference, 3-time All-Sectional team, 2004-’06.

College —

4-year starter; helped Pilots to 2007 National Christian College Athletic Association national championship; helped Pilots to Mid-Central College Conference regular-season and tournament championships, 2007, ’09; 5th in career assists (702), 6th in career 3-pointers made (251) and 10th in points (2,075); All-MCC 2nd team, 2008-’09; NCCAA 2nd team All-American, 2008; NAIA All-American honorable mention, 2009; NAIA 3rd team All-American, 2010; Pete Maravich Award winner, 2010.

Coaching —

Bethel College, men’s basketball assistant coach, 2010-present.

PATRICK PARKS

NorthWood High School, 1979

University of Indianapolis, 1982

Shelbyville High School, coach

Earned 9 varsity letters in football, basketball and track & field

Track, earned 4 varsity letters — MVP, IHSAA state qualifier in shot put, school-record holder in shot put and discus, sectional champion in shot put and discus, 1979.

Basketball, earned 2 varsity letters — Team captain, 1979.

Football, earned 3 varsity letters — 2-time Elkhart County scoring champion, 1978-79; Team MVP, 1978-’79; set school records for career rushing yards (2,284), career attempts (428), season attempts (185), career points (170), season points (96), career touchdowns (28), season touchdowns (16) and single-game touchdowns (4); was first Panther to rush for 1,000 yards in a season (1,012 in 1979).

College —

Football, earned 3 varsity letters — 1st team all-conference, 1981; 2nd team all-conference, 1980; Defensive MVP, 1981.

Track & field, earned 4 varsity letters — Captain, 1982.

Coaching —

29 years at Shelbyville High School, 18 as head coach; 92-100 record, most wins in school history; Indiana Football Coaches Association Region All-Star Game coach, 2000, ’08; Hoosier Heritage Conference unbeaten season and HHC Coach of the Year, 2007.

KEITH ANGLEMYER

Wakarusa High School, 1958

Elkhart Christian, 1974-1988

Earned 9 varsity letters in baseball, basketball and track & field

Baseball, earned 3 letters — Carried .482 batting average, 1958.

Track & field, earned 3 varsity letters — School-record-holder in mile relay.

Basketball, earned 3 varsity letters — MVP, 1958; scored 446 career points, including 298 (1958).

Coaching —

Assistant varisty and junior varsity boys basketball coach at Elkhart Christian; assistant girls softball coach, NorthWood High School.