Mike Jirschele, Clintonville, 1977: A big-time winner for the Truckers, Jirschele led the school to a state basketball title as a senior in 1977. Special thanks to former Journal Sentinel writer Cliff Christl. He went on to play football at Wisconsin and in the NFL for 11 seasons. 1 sport.
The panel included Louisa Boardman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Brett Christopherson, Appleton Post-Crescent; former Journal Sentinel writer Jim Hoehn; Dan Kohn, Appleton Post-Crescent; JR Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Mark Stewart, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; and Robert Zizzo, Green Bay Press Gazette. Lancaster State titles: 7 Years: 1993-14. How to crown a 2020 non-public football champion. That eliminated someone like Pewaukee’s J.J. Watt, a superstar in the NFL who blossomed after his prep days, but kept in play anyone who may have fallen from grace later. MaxPreps is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. No.
That was the sport he earned the most distinction for in high school. Sonja Henning, Racine Horlick, 1987: The Rebels standout wrapped up her prep basketball career as the state's all-time scoring leader with 2,236 points and then went on to become an All-American at Stanford, where she started on the Cardinal's 1990 national championship team. Alan Ameche, Kenosha, (graduated in) 1951: A three-year varsity player, the fullback really shined his final two seasons when he earned all-state distinction. As a result, everyone had plenty of leeway to bring his or her interpretation of what being a top-10 all-time athlete means. His skills eventually took him to the University of Wisconsin and then to Michigan and eventually to the NFL Hall of Fame after a 12-year career. The last non-Big Six team to win the Non-Public 4 state title was Holy Cross of … Suzy Favor, Stevens Point, 1986: The three-time Olympian is one of the state's biggest all-time winners. The panel of writers and editors who worked on the project discussed those issues and more and came away with one hard, fast rule: Athletes would be judged on what they did in high school. The Bucs won back-to-back state championships in football … Her all-divisions state-meet record in the 1,600 of 4:48.57 lasted 15 years, and her 800 record of 2:09.88, which was also set in 1985, wasn’t broken for 30 years. Of course, there are iconic athletes in other sports, but those three sports are the ones that reach the largest cross-section of people in addition to having some of the longest histories in the state. © 2005-2020 CBS Interactive.
When the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin took on the mammoth challenge of selecting the 10 best high school athletes in state history, much was left to be interpreted.
A future four-time Super Bowl champion with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bleier was a first-team running back on the Journal’s Team of the Century. The 1950 Kenosha team is considered one of the finest in state history and it was fueled by Ameche, who had 821 yards and 18 touchdowns in 102 carries as a senior.
She won 10 individual state track/cross country titles and was the first girl to win four state cross country championships. He was also an all-state football player who rushed for more than 4,200 yards and had 20 interceptions. Are we looking for an all-time great who did it in one sport or someone who didn’t reach those heights but was a three-sport athlete and all-state in two of them? First, let’s start with a few truths. Greenwood was so talented in football that the universities of Wisconsin and Michigan waged a recruiting war for his services before he selected the Badgers. He also starred in basketball, leading the school to the 1942 state tournament, and in baseball, where he was an American Legion standout at a time when the school didn’t have a team. This site exists to preserve the history of high school sports in Iowa, including the achievements of each of Iowa's current and former high schools, the history of existing and former sports conferences, nicknames, state tournament results, state champions, and more. Bay Conference.
He was also an all-state selection in basketball and a standout in track and field.
The big three: Most of our candidates have a tie to football, basketball or track and field. College and professional success: Each of our selections went on to have great success after high school. The all-divisions 200 record of 20.68 that he set that year lasted until last spring.
He played those sports and baseball at Wisconsin, where he remains the school’s only nine-time letterman since 1927. © 2020 www.jsonline.com. He went on to help the Michigan Panthers win the first USFL title and later spent two seasons with the Green Bay Packers.
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He committed to Wisconsin to play football and baseball but signed with the Texas Rangers after being drafted in the fifth round. Hundreds of schools. Past state football champions from Central and Eastern Wisconsin. When comparing athletes who played in different eras against different levels of competition in different parts of the state, the level of success they had after high school is one way to confirm the greatness they displayed during it.
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