Hall of Fame

Julie (Drook) Flores

Julie (Drook) Flores

JULIE (DROOK) FLORES Marion High School      Marion College (IWU) Julie graduated from Marion HS in 1975 and Marion College (IWU) in 1989.  She played in the Indiana Girls State tournament in 1972, 73 & 74.  Julie played on the 1st Marion HS girls’ golf team in 1975.  In the State tournament, the team finished 5th and she finished 4th as an individual.  Julie was the 1st female to play on the Men’s golf team at Marion College.    Julie has won a record 7 Grant County Amateur Championships spanning 5 decades:&nbs...
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Charlie Arrendale

Charlie Arrendale

CHARLIE  ARRENDALE Marion High School     Marion College (IWU) Charlie graduated from Marion HS in 1967 and Marion College (IWU) in 1971.   He was an outstanding athlete in both football and baseball during his high school and college careers. In HS football his record as a starting Quarterback was 17-7-2.  His career passing stats were 175 completed out of 376 attempted; career passing yards 3122, and 35 career touchdown passes.  He was selected to the Indiana North Football All-Star team in 1967. In HS baseball his pitching reco...
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Dan Gunn

Dan Gunn

DAN  GUNN Marion High School       University of Mississippi Dan graduated from Marion HS in 1969 after moving to Marion from Thorntown, and University of Mississippi in 1973.   He was an outstanding athlete in both basketball and baseball in his high school and college careers. In HS basketball at Thorntown, he was a 3-yr starter and scored over 1000 pts.  At Marion HS, he helped the Giants go undefeated and returned to State Finals.  In 28 games, he hit 121 of 313 field goals for .387 avg.; hit 134 of 179 free throws ...
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Rick Harness

Rick Harness

RICK  HARNESS Eastbrook HS      Furman University Rick graduated from Eastbrook High School in 1975 and from Furman University in 1979.  Rick had an outstanding career in 3 sports at Eastbrook, playing varsity basketball, baseball, and football.  He was Chronicle Tribune Baseball Player of the Year in 1974.  He had a school record of 5 touchdown passes in one game.  In basketball he averaged 25 pts, 8 rebounds, & 6 assists per game his senior year.  He graduated as the all-time leading scorer in school history having held...
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Randy Holt

Randy Holt

RANDY  HOLT Tippecanoe Valley HS      Marion College  (IWU) Randy graduated from Tippecanone Valley HS after attending Marion schools from K-9, and Shakamak HS grades 10-11.  He graduated from Marion College (IWU) in 1983   He was an outstanding athlete in both baseball and basketball in his high school and college careers.  Randy was involved in competitive Powerlifting from 1980-1994, winning State and Regional competitions. Randy had a dream of a business venture.  That dream turned into the opening of Mid*Americ...
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Don Humes

Don Humes

DON  HUMES Marion High School       Don graduated from Marion HS in 1932.  During high school, Don enjoyed bowling and golf.  As a young child, he developed some infections in his leg bones.  It was quite serious.  He recovered and through it all he began walking, to strengthen the bones.  This therapy led him to caddying and learning to play golf.  He began his career playing on the old Marion Golf Club Course near the site where Marion General Hospital is located.    Don lived near the golf course and would...
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Daric Keys

Daric Keys

DARIC  KEYS Marion High School      Wake Forrest University Daric graduated from Marion HS in 1987 and Wake Forrest University in 1992.  He was a 3-sport standout in high school in football, basketball, and track.  He earned All-State honors in football his senior year.  He went to track State Finals in high jump both his junior and senior years.  Daric still holds Marion High School’s high jump record of 6 ft. 10 in.  He is best known for his basketball skills.  He was a member of the “Dream Team” that won 3 straigh...
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Andrew King

Andrew King

ANDREW  KING Oak Hill High School      DePauw University Andrew graduated from Oak Hill HS in 1981 and DePauw University in 1985.   He was an outstanding athlete in both football and wrestling in his high school and college careers. In HS football, he earned all-county and all-conference recognition in 1981.  In HS wrestling he lettered 4 yrs., he was 2 time Grant County champ, 1 time MIC champ, 3 time Sectional, 1 time Regional champ, and 2 time Semi-state qualifier.  He had a 4 year record of 53-20 (.726 winning percentage)....
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Mike McMillan

Mike McMillan

MIKE  McMILLAN Marion High School      Vietnam War Purple Heart Recipient Mike graduated from Marion HS in 1965 and enlisted in United States Army.  He served during the Vietnam War and was a Purple Heart and Bronze Star recipient.  He returned to Marion and became Executive Director of the Grant County Boys & Girls Club for 27 years (1972-1999).  He then headed the Grant County United Way Organization for the next 10 years. Over the years, Mike mentored and nurtured thousands of kids that were seeking direction in their lives.&...
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Sue Parrish

Sue Parrish

SUE  PARRISH Marion High School      Ball State University Sue graduated from Marion HS in 1963 and Ball State University in 1968.   She was an outstanding athlete in volleyball, basketball, and track in high school and played field hockey, basketball and tennis in college.  Sue was named Marion HS “1963 Female Athlete of the Year.” She established the girls’ athletic program at Yorktown HS.  She then became the assistant director of girls’ athletics at IHSAA  from 1974-1977, where she helped organize the Girls’ S...
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Team Category

1965 Marion Giants Boys Basketball

1965 Marion Giants Boys Basketball

The 1965 Marion Giant Basketball team began a new era for Marion basketball teams.  With Jack Colescott being named varsity coach and Dick Persinger his assistant, hopes of change were high.  Using Harold Curdy, one of Marion’s all-time great players and Steve Ward as a foundation, Colescott built a team into winners, through defense and playing hard for the entire game.  The team was told that when players that wanted to win would step up and strive to be the best, Marion basketball would turn around.  After the 1st seven games, the record was 4-3 having lost to t...
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