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Ticket deadline near for Janesville Sports Hall of Fame

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Gazette Staff
May 12, 2008
— The deadline is only two days away to buy tickets for the 2008 Janesville Sports Hall of Fame dinner, which will honor five new inductees and include former Marquette University basketball star and NBA player Jim McIlvaine as keynote speaker.

Tickets for Saturday’s dinner at the Rotary Gardens are $25 and must be purchased by Wednesday night. They are available at The Janesville Gazette, 1 S. Parker Dr.; Mac’s Pizza Shack, 2307 Milton Ave.; and Spirits, 2710 W. Court St.


The 19th annual induction night begins with a social hour at 5:30. Dinner will be served at 6:30, and the program, conducted by master of ceremonies Al Fagerli, will follow.


These new members will be inducted:


Jayme Anderson, Associated Press second-team all-state player for Janesville Parker High School’s girls basketball program in 1997, who earned NCAA Division III All-America honors at Beloit College and UW-Eau Claire, finished her career as a Division I standout at Drake University and most recently was named to the D3hoops.com all-decade third team.


Richard Kingsley, Janesville native and lifelong resident, who distinguished himself as a high school basketball player (1950-53), long-time coach in Janesville Youth Baseball and American Legion baseball, and basketball game official and baseball umpire for more than 40 years.


Robb Logterman, Associated Press first-team all-state basketball player with a 27.9 scoring average for Janesville Craig High School in 1990, who scored 1,201 points in a four-year career as a scholarship player at Marquette University.


Steve Nickols, All-Big Eight offensive lineman in 1966 on Janesville Senior High’s last football team before the school split; NAIA All-District 14 football standout in a four-year career at St. Norbert College; longtime contributor as a coach and president in Janesvile Youth Baseball.


n John Thiede, All-Big Eight and Associated Press all state honorable-mention lineman foc Craig High in 1975, who became a two-year scholarship letter winner at the University of Illinois.


McIvaine, a Racine native and former all-state basketball star for St. Catherine’s High School, played with Logterman at Marquette from 1990-94. The 7-foot-1 McIlvaine blocked a school-record 399 shots at Marquette, was named the coaches’ national Defensive Player of the Year as a senior and was the fifth pick in the second round by the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) in the 1994 NBA draft.


After two years with Washington, McIlvaine drew nationwide attention when he was offered a seven-year, $33.6 million free-agent contract by Seattle SuperSonics, who were coming off a 1996 appearance in the NBA finals. He was traded to New Jersey in 1998 and completed a seven-year NBA career with the Nets.


McIlvaine, a former Janesville resident, has returned to Racine and is president of Camp Anokijig, a non-profit youth and family camp located in the Kettle Moraine region of Wisconsin. He also has been the color commentator on Marquette basketball’s radio broadcasts since 2004.



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