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Local Slinger Sports History

"It’s important to know where Slinger sports have come from and where they are going.  I think the Hall of Fame was built mostly to motivate the current students to succeed, to give them incentive to want to get in, but we also wanted to acknowledge prior athletes and what they have accomplished."


Larry Gundrum, on why the Hall of Fame was built


"We had an alumni named Cathy Branta going on to do all these things nationally, and it just felt like we should have a place where we could recognize some of our former athletes on their accomplishments. We had people with credentials to acknowledge." 


Fred Spaeth, on why he pushed for an Athletic Hall of Fame

The Slinger Athletic Hall of Fame is housed in Slinger High School outside the gym.  To see who is in the Hall of Fame, click here.   Funds to support the Hall of Fame come from the Slinger Athletic Department Golf Outing/Dinner Auction. To find out more about this event, click here.

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A Good chunk of student sports research was gathered at the Hartford History Room in the Jack Russell Memorial Library including this photo sample on right showing Bob Johnson's boys varsity basketball team   (Thursday, Dec. 16, 1954). Or on left, showing Dewey Schiele's no-hitter (May 7, 1955)

Article by Hank Karius from 125 Year Anniversary publication 

Article by student about PBO (2014)

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Slinger/Pewaukee rivalry quotes, photos (2006)

-Cheerleading doc

1970 Homecoming photo (right) submitted by Bette Weninger. Notice home fans are on opposite side than 2019.  Beine farm is in background.  No lights.


For Bob Johnson audio, click here

For Don Thies' Owl Eyes story, click here

The following sports information is not comprehensive and is primarily driven by what students have researched so far.  We hope to add more depth in future

Boy's Basketball 
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*1977 State Qualifying Team (above)


*1977 state team stats and sectional box scores, 1997 conf. champ team roster, 2002 conf champ team stats

*1968-69  conf. champ stats and Highest Scoring game box score

*2015 Sectional Final box score, 2008 Sectional Semi-Final team stats

*Boys Basketball History doc

*Fan memories of State Tourne, Riesop/Mayer audio

Girl's Basketball 

*2001 State Runner Up (submitted photo)

*Fan reactions of 2001 state, AD reaction

*Player state memories, player bonds, reasons players thought they got there, community support noticed,    

*State bracket 2001

*Student paper, History of Girls Basketball at SHS

*1950's athlete quote, Marilyn Mayer

*1970's athlete quote, girls sports, Darlene (Kratz) Emmer

Boys Cross Country 

*Terry Krall interview

*Steve Bingen interview

*Coach Krall Honor Roll 2018

*2020 State meet article

Girls Cross Country 

*Terry Krall interview

*Steve Bingen interview

*Cathy Branta email interview

*Cathy Branta link one, link two, link three

*Coach Krall Honor Roll 2018

*State Runner-up History Article (Fall 2022)

*State Championship article (Fall 2023)

*State Championship times (Fall 2023)

*State Championship Story from Washington County Insider


girls track and field

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girls track and field


1976 State Champion 880 yard (4x220) relay team (photos above, this event is 4x200 meters today), audio of interview, document about event

*Steve Bingen excerpt

*Patty (Boehlen) Evans info,  document

*Girls Honor Roll (submitted by Coach Bokath, 2018)

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*Kiley Sabin 2013 State Champ, Kiley Sabin 2014  State Champ

*Cathy Branta email interview

*Cathy Branta link one, link two, link three

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Track and Field Records submitted by Coach Steve Bokath (2018), state qualifiers

Boys Soccer​

2015 Div. Two State Champion team (above)


*Soccer records and student story

"The school gave us a field as a soccer pitch. It was a HS football field for a few years and wasn't in great shape.  A bunch of dads and I fertilized, mowed it, and took care of it" John Roever, discussing early days of Slinger soccer

*Excerpts from first coach, Roger Kacmarynski

Girls Soccer

*Soccer records and student story

"I think 5 girls off my daughter's soccer team went onto play college soccer." John Roever discussing the first class of girls to play four years of soccer at Slinger.

*More excerpts from John Roever and Tracey (Roever) Conklin coming soon


*2008 Sectional Final baseball team (above)


Baseball research from 2013-2014, click here

*Don Held bio

*Rock River Hall of Fame list

*More will be added to this section


The Slinger HS girls softball team (above) made the school's first state appearance in 2018.   More softball research is being conducted and will be added later.

*Milwaukee newspaper article

*Milwaukee newspaper article


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*Coach Spaeth comments about 1998 State Championship season, community 

*Coach Kiesow's comments about the 1998 State Championship

*Players comments about 1998 State Championship

*Video clip from 1998 Championship

*Coach Marshall Olson reflecting on 1997 State Runner-up

*Dick Mayer, Football 1950s quotes

*Ken Leeson, Football quotes

*Coach Vic Erickson football and community 1970s to 2013

*"What is Community?" football paper (2018)

*Football student paper (2014)




*Wrestling records doc (1977-2017)

*Student paper

*Student paper

Gunslinger, Grandpa Jack, and Graziano: Student paper

Girls Tennis

First year of Girls Tennis (Coach Terry Taylor, 1977)

*Student paper

*Student paper

Boys Tennis

2016 Tennis Team 

*Student paper

*Student paper

*Student paper


1974 VB Team: First VB Team at SHS (above)

*Boys VB student paper


*1998 State team (above)

*Student paper: Golf at SHS

*Slinger alum Frank Romano Scenic View excerpt one, two

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