Wichita Sports Hall of Fame

Wichita Sports Hall of Fame The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame is dedicated to preserving and honoring all of Wichita's greatest athletes, coaches and contributors. This is your Hall of Fame. All nominations are cast by the public. You can nominate anyone by visiting our website.
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03/16/2020

Due to the mounting news surrounding the Coronavirus. The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame has decided to postpone the 2020 induction ceremony from April 4th, to a later date this year. We apologize and hope for understanding. Thank you for all the support you have shown us through out the years! Don’t let this time in history hamper your excitement for local sports.

Public tours at the new stadium aka Riverfront Stadium. Enjoy!
03/08/2020

Public tours at the new stadium aka Riverfront Stadium. Enjoy!

03/07/2020

The finishing touches at the Riverfront Stadium are in progress, just as the paint is still wet. Soon.

You can almost hear the drum roll. Progress is definitely showing it’s face on the new baseball stadium now.
02/15/2020

You can almost hear the drum roll. Progress is definitely showing it’s face on the new baseball stadium now.

The first Hall of Fame class of the new decade has been announced.
02/12/2020

The first Hall of Fame class of the new decade has been announced.

02/08/2020

Class of 2019 Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Welcome and enjoy.

The plaques are ready to be handed out this Saturday! If you are still interested in be a part of Kansas sports history ...
02/06/2020

The plaques are ready to be handed out this Saturday! If you are still interested in be a part of Kansas sports history in the making, check out this post comments for info. Walk ups are welcome the day of. Have a good day and thank you for your support!

Congratulations to Blake Bell and the Chiefs for winning Super Bowl 54!
02/03/2020

Congratulations to Blake Bell and the Chiefs for winning Super Bowl 54!

01/27/2020

Voting for the 2020 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame class has started. Stay tuned here as we make Wichita sports history.

Flashback 10 years ago to the 2010 Wichita Sports HOF induction ceremony with pro baseball player, Don Lock. Here is pic...
01/05/2020

Flashback 10 years ago to the 2010 Wichita Sports HOF induction ceremony with pro baseball player, Don Lock. Here is picture of Don giving his speech. Lock was such a great athlete, that out of Kingman high school he played semi-pro baseball and when to Wichita University on a basketball scholarship and played for Ralph Miller. After college, he signed with the Yankees in 1958 but never played a game for the Yanks. In 1962, he made his MLB debut for the Washington Senators and played 8 season in the majors. During his career, he accumulated a .238 batting average, hit 122 home runs and 373 RBI. Don passed away in 2017 in Wichita, KS.

Here is a quote from Don regarding his early pro career. “In one week, I played my last basketball game, became a pro, got married, and went to the Yankee camp.”

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the class of 2019. It’s been a wonderful decade for Kan...
12/11/2019

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame has announced the inductees for the class of 2019. It’s been a wonderful decade for Kansas baseball history. So let’s end it on great note going into 20’s. If you are interested in witnessing Kansas sports history in the making, check out the second picture. It has all the information and how to attend. Hope to see you there!

The Wichita Wind Surge are giving public tours today of the new baseball stadium! Here are some pictures of the new futu...
11/23/2019

The Wichita Wind Surge are giving public tours today of the new baseball stadium! Here are some pictures of the new future of baseball in Wichita!

What does the inside of the new ballpark look like you say? No idea. More then likely it doesn’t exist. But here are som...
11/09/2019

What does the inside of the new ballpark look like you say? No idea. More then likely it doesn’t exist. But here are some more outside, behind the fence pictures. Enjoy!

11/05/2019
Classic Tailback - Barry Sanders Oklahoma St. Highlights

Wichita native Barry Sanders was just voted as the greatest college football athlete of all time by USA Today newspaper. Here are some of his highlights at Oklahoma State. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/OtsYNfOG2p8

A compilation of some Barry Sanders' collegiate highlights at Oklahoma State University. The most elusive runner in the history of football, Barry Sanders wa...

10/11/2019
Wichita Wings movie trailer

If you haven’t heard. The Wichita Wings are back! For the full the full story, check out your choice of local news. But if you want to know how big the Wings were in it’s original run. Check out this trailer to the Wichita Wings movie.
https://youtu.be/t7WqyjYxgts

Great hair, short shorts, foreign accents - the 1980s were the perfect time for the Wichita Wings to come along and swallow the city whole. This still-in-pro...

On this rainy October day. The construction of the new baseball stadium looks like this.
10/03/2019

On this rainy October day. The construction of the new baseball stadium looks like this.

Another flash back to the 2005 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State Shocker baseball player...
09/25/2019

Another flash back to the 2005 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony with Wichita State Shocker baseball player Phil Stephenson. Here is Phil giving a radio interview with 1410 KGSO. Some fans would consider him to be the greatest baseball player to ever play Shocker baseball. For obvious reasons, since he still is the NCAA Division I record holder in hits, runs, total bases, bases on ball and stollen bases. Stephenson WSU career was from
1979-1982. It’s the year 2019, 40 year later and his career records still stand. Let that sink in. Awesome history!

On this day, September 3, 2018, the last baseball game was played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. One year later...
09/04/2019

On this day, September 3, 2018, the last baseball game was played at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. One year later...

We are going back to the HOF induction ceremony of 2008 with Wichita State and Kapaun Mt. Carmel basketball player, Ange...
08/22/2019

We are going back to the HOF induction ceremony of 2008 with Wichita State and Kapaun Mt. Carmel basketball player, Angela Buckner. Here is picture of Angela giving her induction speech. At Wichita State, Angela was one of only a few players in all of Missouri Valley Conference history to score a 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career. This earned her a spot on the the Missouri Valley Conference All-Centennial team. At Kapaun, she helped win three City League basketball championships and also won state titles in the shot put three times and finishing second once.

08/07/2019

Live video construction on the new baseball stadium here in Wichita! Enjoy!

Don’t miss out on 85 years of Wichita sports history. The NBC World Series is going on right now. See you out there!
07/27/2019

Don’t miss out on 85 years of Wichita sports history. The NBC World Series is going on right now. See you out there!

Construction pictures of Wichitas new baseball stadium from July 20th and June 22, 2019. It’s starting to come along!
07/20/2019

Construction pictures of Wichitas new baseball stadium from July 20th and June 22, 2019. It’s starting to come along!

Here is a picture from 2009 of the 1978 high school national championship Southeast baseball team being inducted in to t...
06/28/2019

Here is a picture from 2009 of the 1978 high school national championship Southeast baseball team being inducted in to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame, led by Coach Jim Deckinger at the podium. The team went 23-0 and beat teams 155 runs to 25. Yes, that’s the sound of domination ringing in your ears.

Congratulations to former Wichita State Shocker basketball player Fred VanVleet and local Wichitan and former Wichita Hi...
06/14/2019

Congratulations to former Wichita State Shocker basketball player Fred VanVleet and local Wichitan and former Wichita High School East basketball player Adrian Griffin for winning the 2019 NBA Championship with the Toronto Raptors! Wichita is happy and proud of you guys!

Here is a picture of Adrian Griffin display at the museum.

Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.
05/19/2019

Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.

04/20/2019

2019 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Welcome!

The plaques are ready to be handed out to the new class of 2019 inductees this weekend. If you still want to watch Wichi...
04/17/2019

The plaques are ready to be handed out to the new class of 2019 inductees this weekend. If you still want to watch Wichita sports history in the making, you still can. It’s at Hillside Christian Church at 2 pm on April 20, 2019. The address is 8330 E. Douglas. Admission is free. Hope to see you there. Thank you for all your support Wichita!

02/07/2019

February 7, 2019 - The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame announces the following 11 sports figures, plus team, sports organization and one media member have been ELECTED into the 2019 class of The Wichita Sports Hall of Fame. The media and past HOF inductees elected eight of these 2019 inductees and the advisory committee elected the other three, plus the team. The President of the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame selects the organizational inductee and the Mal Elliott sports media inductee. Information on inductees or ceremony call: Paul Savage 316-393-1164.

Bobby Bribiesca - Since Northwest H.S. opened in 1978, Bobby Bribiesca is the only boys soccer coach the school has ever had. He has helped put the sport of soccer on the city of Wichita map. He privately raised the money to construct the Northwest soccer complex and won Kansas State soccer championships in 1995 and 2011 and numerous City League championships.

Arthur Brown - As a sophomore and junior, Brown was a consensus first-team Class 6A all-state football selection and as a senior he was named to the "Second 11" all-state team. In the 2012 season, at KSU Brown won the 2012 Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year. Brown also spent 4 seasons in the NFL. Inducted Wichita East HOF.

Bryce Brown - Bryce Brown played running back for East from 2005 to 2008. With over 6,000 yards rushing, Bryce is the best back in the history of Wichita City League football. As a four-time All-City back and numerous All-State awards, Bryce went on to play in the NFL. Inducted Wichita East HOF.

Dr. Brad Bruner - Dr. Bruner has served local athetes for 28 years. As of his induction, he is the team doctor for all sports at Friends University since 1991, Southwestern College since 1992 and Butler Community College since 1992. He has also served athletes over the years from Pratt Coummunity College, Cowley College, Wichita North High School and Andover High School as team doctor.

Debbie Walker Christinsen - Known as a bowler who can pick up difficult spares, Debbie was one of the best lady bowlers in Wichita in the 1980’s. She is also a four time Wichita USBC senior bowler of the year winning this award in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. She is also active in the Wichita bowling community serving on various committees and always making bowling better in Wichita. Inducted Wichita Bowling HOF.

Carl Hall - Carl Hall came to WSU in the fall of 1990 from Haysville. Carl Hall finished his Wichita State baseball career with a .328 average, 303 hits, 249 runs, 58 doubles, 127 RBIs, 127 walks, and 110 stolen bases. In addition to being the 1994 MVC Player of the Year, Hall was also named to the MVC All-Centennial Team and WSU 25-Year Anniversary Team in 2007. 1994 MVC Player of the Year and a third-team All-American. Inducted Shocker HOF.

Dave Hawley - Since joining Collegiate High School in 1977, Coach Hawley has won 52 Kansas high school boys and girls tennis championships. His first state tennis championship was a girls tennis state championship in 1986 and was the first of 29 girls tennis state championships along with 23 boys tennis state championships. Inducted National H. S. Coaches Association HOF.

Frankie Lies - Frankie Lies competed in over 2,000 racing programs in his career and is tied for seventh place in lifetime N.C.R.A. super modified victories. Frankie drove many types of racing cars including hot rods, sprint cars, super sprints, stock cars, hardtop stock cars, semi-late model stock cars, late model stock cars, Grand National stock cars, midgets, three-quarter midgets (TQ), micro midgets, jalopies, modified jalopies, modified stock cars, full body modifieds, super modifieds, go-karts, rails, desert race cars, and even dragsters. Inducted 81 Speedway HOF and High Banks HOF.

Johnny Murdock - A South graduate, Johnny Murdock was All-State in 1991 and the City League scoring champion that year, while leading the Titans to a state basketball championship. A two-time All-MVC player, Murdock set a career record at Missouri State with his 266 three-point field goals and his final career total of 1,834 points makes him the third highest scorer in Bear history. Inducted Missouri State Bears Athletic HOF.

Gary Navarro - Gary Navarro is one of the best golfers to ever compete at WSU. His accomplishments include, All-America golfer in 1973. He was also All-MVC in 1972,1973 and a medalist in 1972 MVC Golf Championships. Inducted Shocker HOF.

Evan Wessel - Not many athletes win a total of 7 championships in their high school and college career. Evan was named 6A First Team All-State as a senior after helping the Heights Falcons to their third-straight state basketball championship. And won a state high school football championship in 2010, breaking a 27 year championship drought for the City League. As a WSU Shocker, he went 109-14 over a five-year career that spanned from 2011-16. He was a 3-time All-MVC Scholar-Athlete, a four time MVC champion and four time NCAA tournament team.

Don Hall - “NINTH ANNUAL MAL ELLIOTT SPORTS MEDIA INDUCTEE” Don Hall is a legend as a public address announcer. Don has done P.A. for the Shockers basketball program for 26 years since 1983, indoor pro football since 2000 with the Warlords, Stealth, Aviators, Wild and Force. Also, Wichita Wings Soccer from 1991 to 2001, Outlaw basketball 1991-92 season, Wind Hockey 1980 to 1983 and NBC baseball 1979 to 1995. Inducted Kansas Pro Indoor Football HOF.

TEAM INDUCTEE: All 52 boys and girls Colegiate High School state tennis championship teams since 1986.

ORGANIZATIONAL INDUCTEE: Westurban Baseball, 6900 W. 13th, Wichita, KS 67212

INDUCTION CEREMONY:
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 2019 TIME: 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: Hillside Christian Church - 8330 E. Douglas (one block east of Rock Rd. on Douglas)
COST: FREE

01/26/2019

2018 Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

01/26/2019

Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame reception at the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame Museum.

The induction plaques are ready for tomorrow!If you still want to attend but you didn’t mail your RSVP. You can still wa...
01/25/2019

The induction plaques are ready for tomorrow!

If you still want to attend but you didn’t mail your RSVP. You can still walk up and attend. It’s $25 at the door. With that, you get a buffet of food, listen to some great story’s from our inductees and you get to be apart of Kansas baseball history in the making. The induction ceremony is at noon, January 26th at Lavel in Wichita, 6147 E. 13 Street, next to the Candle Club.

Hope to see you there!

01/18/2019

Voting for the Class of 2019 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame inductees is underway as you read this post. Stay tuned here to find out who got in.

Here is Coach Charles “Goose” Doughty being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. Ten years ago. The Wichita Guru of t...
01/04/2019

Here is Coach Charles “Goose” Doughty being inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2009. Ten years ago. The Wichita Guru of tennis. Coach Doughty passed away in 2013 at the age of 80.

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2018 has been announced. Do you want to attend? Check out the information in t...
12/21/2018

The Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2018 has been announced. Do you want to attend? Check out the information in the pictures below and let us know. Hope to see you there when Kansas sports history will be made.

12/01/2018

Wichita State basketball legend Dave Stallworth statue revealing ceremony at Charles Koch Arena.

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is gone.
11/16/2018

Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is gone.

11/13/2018

Its begun. Part II.

11/04/2018

Its begun.

Kake news just came by to do a story on Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Check them out today at 5 or 6 o’clock news to see the ...
09/04/2018

Kake news just came by to do a story on Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Check them out today at 5 or 6 o’clock news to see the story. After that, it will be online at Kake.com

09/03/2018

The last batter to ever step up to the plate at Lawrence Dumont Stadium in a 4-1 Wichita Wingnuts victory.

The last baseball game ever to be played in this stadium is today at 2pm. If you have nothing going on, come be a part o...
09/03/2018

The last baseball game ever to be played in this stadium is today at 2pm. If you have nothing going on, come be a part of Wichita sports history. It’s your last chance. 1934-2018.

Make sure you get out and watch some NBC World Series baseball these next few weeks. It starts on July 27th to August 11...
07/23/2018

Make sure you get out and watch some NBC World Series baseball these next few weeks. It starts on July 27th to August 11th at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Now you know.

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Rick Forshee drag boat world recorded holder from wichita still lives here
Steve DeTar‎ to Ted DeTar the Kansas Badman 3 hrs · You ever wonder why our local drag strip or racers were never in the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame??? Of all the people that came here, seems like Wichita don't like our kind of people and never will. 1966 be there or be square, where were you?? Add in Kansas John Weibe