Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.
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.
Check out the new baseball stadium... kinda.
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 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!
We lost one of Wichita Sports Hall of Fame members today, Marilynn Smith. She was one of the thirteen people who founded LPGA in 1950. She died at the age of 89. RIP Marilynn.
Hall of Fame golfer and LPGA founder Marilynn Smith died Tuesday at the age of 89.
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
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)
2018 Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony.
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 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!
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 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 the pictures below and let us know. Hope to see you there when Kansas sports history will be made.
Wichita State basketball legend Dave Stallworth statue revealing ceremony at Charles Koch Arena.
Lawrence-Dumont Stadium is gone.
Its begun. Part II.
Affiliated baseball is coming back to Wichita!
Mayor Jeff Longwell announced Thursday that the New Orleans Baby Cakes, a Triple-A team, has filed application to move to Wichita. The team is part of the Miami Marlins organization.
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
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 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 11th at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. Now you know.
Here is 2006 inductee, race car driver, pro wrestler and boxer Charlie Lutkie (front middle) and his family at the 2006 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Charlie was a larger then life figure during the 1940’s to the 1970’s in the racing circuit winning winning in almost category, including midgets, stock car, track roadsters, sprint cars, jalopies, semi-late modifields and super-modifiers. He also wrestled at the pro level. He worked as a Sedgwick County jailer for Sheriff Vern Miller and ran Millers boxing studio. Charlie died on March 4, 2013 at the age of 94.
Here is a picture of Wichita East High School and KU Jayhawk lady golfer Marilynn Smith being inducted into the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, fourteen years ago.
Do you know how much history Wichita has when it comes to sports? Two words. A lot. So, did you know that LPGA first charter meeting took in 1950 at the US Women’s Open in Wichita, KS and that Marilynn was one of thirteen other lady golfers who paved the way for women’s golf and founded the LPGA. That’s call history. Adding to that, Marilynn also won 2 major championships in 1963-64 and 21 LPGA Tour Events. Served as LPGA president from 1958-60. Also, was the first women to run commentary for a men’s televised golf tournament. She still to this day is involved in women’s golf at the age of 89 and is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
As you know, the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame had it’s 15th induction ceremony this year on April 21, 2018 making Wichita sports history. But did you know during that 24 hour time period, World history was made too. The last person to be born in the Nineteenth Century died on that day. 118 years.... (sinking in). Think of all the Wichita sports history 118 years have given us. Amazing.
Nabi Tajima (田島 ナビ, Tajima Nabi, 4 August 1900 – 21 April 2018) was a Japanese supercentenarian, who was the last living person certified to have been born in the nineteenth century and the world's oldest living person from 15 September 2017, until her own death. She remains th...
Are you looking for a good book to read? Well good news. We are giving away a book written by former Wichita Eagle sports columnists Mal Elliott titled, 100 Years of Kansas Golf to the first 20 people who want a copy. Come by our office at 4700 E. Central and ask for one. (call if needed at 316-264-5222) For the only cost to learning is to teach and pass on the knowledge to the future.
The 2018 Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Hillside Christian Church.
The rain can’t keep us from celebrating and enjoying a day of making Wichita sports history. Here are some inductees family and friends going through the museum. Next stop, a live feed from the induction at 2pm. So tune in. Thank you and have a good day.
Thursday 19, 2018 former Wichita State C/F Paul Miller will be on Sports Daily 1240AM 97.5FM at 10am to give an interview. Check it out.
The induction plaques are ready for this weekend! Time to make some Wichita sports history.
The year 2018 is going fast. Can you believe it’s already April? With that said, if you’re looking for something to do on April 21st, come to the Wichita Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony and be apart of Wichita sports history in the making.
Here is a list of the 2018 inductees and info about when and where it’s being held. Any question call 316-264-5222
Bill Faflick - Bill Faflick has been involved in the Wichita School District for over 30 years. First as a teacher and coach at Southeast from 1985 to 1999. Bill was then named the Athletic Director for the Wichita School district and held that post from 1999 to 2011. As of this induction, Bill is director of the K.S.H.S.A.A. Inducted into the Wichita Southeast HOF.
Bill and Shirley Hall - Bill and Shirley Hall have made a huge impact on Kansas dirt track auto racing as owners/operators of 81 Speedway from 1963 untill Bill’s death in 2006 and Shirley death in 2009. Both Bill anhd Shirley have been inducted into the 81 Speedway HOF.
Gregg Marshall - As of this induction, Gregg Marshall has coached his teams to appearances in the NCAA tournament in 13 of his 19 years as a head coach. He is the winningest head coach in Wichita State University history 268 wins and 462 overall wins with five MVC championships.
Dwane Martin - For nearly two decades, Dwane Martin dominated Kansas bowling. He won “Wichita Bowler of the Year” seven times in 1961, 1964, 1966, 1971, 1975, 1977 and 1978. He has been inducted into the Kansas Bowling Hall of Fame and the Wichita Bowling Hall of Fame.
Paul Miller - in 2006 Miller led the Shockers to a regular-season MVC championship and an at large berth in the 2006 NCAA Tournament. Once there, the Shockers made the most of their trip, defeating Seton Hall in the first round and upsetting second seeded Tennessee in the second round to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for the fourth time in school history. For the season, Miller averaged 13.1 points and 6.6 rebounds and was named first team All-MVC, MVC Player of the Year and honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press. Inducted Shocker HOF.
Mike Pelfrey - Mike Pelfrey was a successful pitcher at Wichita Heights HS, WSU and in major league baseball. As an All-American and three time All-MVC first teamer at WSU, he was drafted by the New York Mets and went on to win 68 games with the Mets, Twins, Tigers and White Sox. Inducted into the Shocker HOF.
Jessica Smith - Jessica Smith scored 128 goals in her career at Southeast, a Kansas High School record. She was named Miss Soccer and Kansas Gatorade player of the year after her senior year. Also, Jessica was named to the High School All-American first team and she was a four-time All-City selection. After Southeast, Jessica had an outstanding playing and coaching career at Kansas University. Charter inductee in the Southeast HOF.
LaVerne Smith - Two-time All-City running back at Southeast HS. Also, was the 100-yard dash state HS track champion. Went to KU and became the third all-time leading rusher with 3,192 yards. Smith was also a Big Eight 100-meter track champion. Charter inductee in the Southeast HOF.
Vic Trilli - As of this induction, Vic Trilli is entering his 10th year as the Director of Athletics at Newman University. His Jets have won Heartland Conference championships in women's basketball, men's cross country and men's golf during Trilli's tenure, and men's basketball, women's basketball, men’s golf, women's golf, men's bowling, women's bowling, wrestling, men’s tennis and triathlon have all advanced to national tournaments in that span.
Steve Woodberry - Steve Woodberry attended South HS, where he scored 828 points. He played on two state title basketball teams and was named Kansas Naismith Player of the Year in 1990. He then played college basketball with the KU and was a part of two Final Four teams at Kansas in 1991 and 1993. Woodberry was named to the second team All-Big Eight in both his junior and senior season. He is one of KU’s top scorers with 1,240 points. As of his induction, Steve an assistant coach at Wake Forest.
Ted Woodward - “EIGHTH ANNUAL MAL ELLIOTT SPORTS MEDIA INDUCTEE” - Ted Woodward is a native Wichitan, graduating from Kapaun Mount Carmel High School and the University of Notre Dame. Ted wrote for The Wichita Eagle sports page for five years, and has been a radio sportscaster since 1995. Ted "the Sports Head" was the official scorekeeper for Wichita's Double-A baseball team for 15 years, and has been the public address announcer for Wichita State baseball and volleyball for nearly two decades.
TEAM INDUCTEE: 2012-13 Wichita State Final Four Basketball Team
ORGANIZATIONAL INDUCTEE: Wichita Swim Club, 8323 E. Douglas, Wichita, Ks 67207
WHEN: Saturday, April 21, 2018 TIME: 2:00 P.M.
WHERE: Hillside Christian Church - 8330 E. Douglas (one block east of Rock Rd. on Douglas)
4700 E Central Ave
Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Wichita Sports Hall of Fame posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.
Send a message to Wichita Sports Hall of Fame: