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JT Hall induction banquet next week

Published August 14. 2010 09:00AM

The Jim Thorpe Area Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2010 class on Saturday, August 21 at Jim Thprpe Memorial Hall.

The inductees includes three Olympian alumnus and one varsity sports team.

Peter Wernett , a 1956 graduate, excelled on the baseball field and lettered on the school's first varsity football team. Wernett, who played offensive/defensive tackle, was selected as a member of the Panther Valley All-Star football team his senior year.

Brian Balliet, a 1995 graduate, earned four varsity letter as a member of the Olympians' basketball team. Balliet scored 1,286 career points, which places him third best on the Olympians' All-Time scoring list.

Chelsea Mullins, a 2001 graduate, lettered four years in cross country at Jim Thorpe Area High School as well as four years at Moravian College. Mullins crossed the finish line first in 40 of her 41 dual or tri-meets while attending Jim Thorpe.

The 1992 Jim Thorpe Area High School girls' softball team was the first and only girls' softball team to earn a championship in the program's history.

While competing in the Schuylkill League Division II North, the Olympians recorded a league record of 13-1.

Tickets for the induction ceremonies can be obtained by calling Craig Zurn at 570-325-4244, Wil Redline at 570-325-3073 or Jack Kmetz at 570-325-4923.

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