Dirk Berard - HOF
Class of 2001
Don Shelton was one of only five players in Crawfordsville High School
basketball history to score 1000 points in a career. Don scored 1005 points in
only three years before leaving Crawfordsville HS after his junior year. The
1918-19 team he starred on compiled a record of 30-4 and advanced to the Final
Four of the IHSAA tournament.
Dirk Berard was one of the most outstanding if not the most outstanding
distance runner in Crawfordsville High School history. The cross country team
compiled a 21-0 dual meet record during his junior and senior years finishing
11th in the state in 1971 and 13th in 1972. Dirk finished third individually in
the state meet in 1971 and second in 1972. He still holds the mile, two mile
and cross country records at CHS. Dirk ran cross country and track at Wabash
College until an injury cut short his career. Dirk is currently living in St.
Louis with his wife, Diana, and their four children.
Don Avery - HOF
Class of 2001
Don Avery coached football and wrestling during his tenure at Crawfordsville
High School. Don coached the line for his many years as an assistant football
coach. Don’s first love was wrestling and for 18 years he guided the wrestling
program as the head coach. Don’s teams compiled a dual meet record of 141-78-2
which place Don first in number of wins for all Crawfordsville High School
wrestling coaches. Don coached two individual state champions: Bob Watson in
1963 and Rex Ryker in 1964. Don’s 1964 team finished fourth in the state. Don’s
1964 team finished fourth in the State Meet. Don has been inducted into the
Indiana High School Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1979. Now retired from 30 plus
years of teaching at Crawfordsville High School, Don and his wife, Jan,
continue to live in the Crawfordsville area.
Bill Burget - HOF
Class of 2001
was a two year starter on the basketball team and key component of the 1958
State Runner-up team. During Bill’s junior and senior years the basketball team
compiled a record of 46-10. Bill was named to the Indiana-Ohio All Star Team in
1959 as well as the East-West All-Star Team. Bill’s went to college at Arizona
State on a basketball scholarship. Now retired, Bill worked for CELP for
thirty-nine years. Bill and wife Diane continue to live in Crawfordsville.
Jack Tibbett - HOF Class of 2001
Jack Tibbett graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1944. Following two
years in the military, Jack returned and enrolled in Purdue University.
Graduating from Purdue in 1950, Jack had plans to become a coach, but ended up
in the sporting goods business. He returned to Crawfordsville in January of
1952 and went to work at the Sportsman Shop for Ed Campbell eventually becoming
a partner with Ed in the business in 1958. Jack and Ed were together until 1974
when Ed retired. Jack then took over the business and maintained it until he
retired and sold the business in 1996. Jack also worked with the Little League
for many years. Along with Ed, Jack was the other half of the radio broadcasts
of CHS basketball for many years on the FM station WBBS. Jack and his wife,
Ann, continue to live in the Crawfordsville area.
Jon Sommer - HOF Class of 2001
Jon Sommer was an outstanding golfer at Crawfordsville High
School. Jon played number 2 behind Hall of Fame golfer Ron Royer on three great
golf teams. Jon was a key component of the State Championship teams of 1954 to
1956 as well as the State Runner-up team of 1955. During those three years the
team dual meet record was 34-1. That one loss ended a 56 match dual meet
winning streak that had begun in 1951. Jon played college golf at Indiana
University on a golf scholarship finishing in the top ten individual in three
Big Ten meets. Jon was President of Sommer Metalcraft for over thirty years.
Now retired, Jon and wife Patty continue to live in Crawfordsville.
Pat Malaska - HOF Class of 2001
Pat Malaska was a four sport athlete at CHS. Pat started
four years on the basketball team, three years on the football team, one year
in baseball and three years in track. He was outstanding in football and
basketball. He was the first CHS football player to score more then 100 points
in a career as the Athenians compiled back and back 8-1 seasons his junior and
senior years. His first love was basketball and after high school, Pat went to
Purdue where he was a three year starter and was a Converse All-American in
1938. He was inducted into the Indiana High School Basketball Hall of fame in
Leonice Shanklin - HOF Class of 2001
Leonice Shanklin was the first of many outstanding
female athletes at Crawfordsville High School. She was four year starter on the
woman’s basketball team scoring 559 points in her career. She captained the
team in both her junior and her senior year. She was named to All-State Girls
basketball team at the conclusion of her senior season in 1925.
Don Shelton - HOF Class of 2001