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Round Lake High: Hall of Fame banquet will be held on May 14

The Round Lake High Athletic Hall Fame banquet Round Lake Beach Cultural Civic Center has been huge success first two

The Round Lake High Athletic Hall of Fame banquet at the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center has been a huge success the first two years. The 2011 event is coming up on May 14. | SUN-TIMES MEDIA FILE PHOTO

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Class Of 2011


Joe Belcher (1988 grad) — football

Kevin Parker (2003 grad) — track

Dexter Dade (1984 grad) — track

Rusty Nofsinger (1993 grad) — cross country

Dawn Knauf Betancourt (1991 grad) — bowling

Derek Hart (1992 grade) — baseball


Bob Ward (1984-1995 — boys basketball

‘Friends of the Panther’ Award

Kathy Swieton

Jim Knauf

Special Award

George Firnbach

Tom Wittum Award

Jim Rogers

Updated: May 8, 2011 4:46AM

Longtime supporters of Round Lake High athletics need to circle Saturday, May 14, on their calendars.

That’s when the induction ceremony/celebration will be held for the school’s Hall of Fame Class of 2011.

The banquet will be held at the magnificent Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center, and tickets for the evening will be on sale in school library beginning on April 11.

This is the third year for the Hall of Fame induction banquet, and Howard Conkling, longtime Round Lake High supporter and Hall of Fame committee chairman, said, “this is another great class we will be celebrating.”

The inaugural class was inducted in 2008, and a second class was honored in May of 2009.

Three teams will be honored at the banquet — the 1997 cross-country team, the 1985 wrestling team and the 1989-90 girls basketball team.

There also will be several individual athletes honored, along with longtime boys basketball coach Bob Ward, and other special Panther backers.

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