Six men and two women will headline the Two Rivers High School Hall of Fame Class of 2013, bringing the total number of inductees honored for their high school student-athlete achievements to 28.
The class includes Randy Ammerman (1970 graduate), John Boutin (1961), Sandy Dax (1981), Jill Jonas (1982), John Hoffman (1970), Lee Spiering (1963), Walter Stanul (1931) and Adolph Zellner (1950) and the induction ceremony will be at halftime of the Waupun at Two Rivers boys basketball game on Jan. 11. A dinner in the school cafeteria will be held prior to the start of the game.
Ammerman won eight letters in football, track and wrestling. He was the first Two Rivers player to earn first team All-State and National Honorable Mention as a member of the 1968 team that won the school’s first Mid Eastern Conference championship.
Boutin Earning nine letters in basketball, football and track was Boutin. He was named to the Mid Eastern Conference first team in football as he led the league in rushing as a senior and was selected second team in basketball.
Also in basketball, as a junior and senior, Dax was named first team all-conference and made first team in volleyball. She was a member of the mile relay team that won the Eastern Wisconsin Conference championship in 1978-1981 and qualified for State all four years. She also ran on the 400 and 800 yard relay teams that won EWC titles and qualified for State. She scored more than 300 points in her track career and won eleven letters.
Jonas was Two Rivers’ first three-time EWC first-team honoree in basketball and is seventh on the career scoring list with 1,006 points. She played on the school’s first two EWC championship teams in 1980 and 1981 and shared the Delores Ciha Award with Vicki Bonino in 1982 as the top female senior athlete.
Hoffman won eight letters in basketball, football and track in addition to first-team Mid Eastern Conference honors as a senior as he rushed for 916 yards and 10 touchdowns, including a then-school record 319 yards against Shawano. He rushed for 1,547 career yards and 17 touchdowns in 18 gameswhile winning the conference discus championship as a senior. He also won the Dean Barber Award as the top male senior athlete in 1970.
Spiering lettered in basketball, baseball and football, earning first all-conference in the latter two. He was named second team AP for football and earned second team all-conference in basketball as a junior and senior.
Stanul, the 1931 Manitowoc County Athlete of the Year, lettered three years in basketball and football, in which he scored 107 career points — a then-school record. He additionally scored a school record 25 points in Two Rivers’ 51-0 win over Kaukauna in 1929 and earned honorable mention All-State honors as a junior.
In just three seasons of competition in football, Zellner earned Northestern Wisconsin Conference first-team honors as a sophomore and junior and All-State honorable mention as a junior. In track, he won the conference discus championship as a junior while earning seven letters in three years.