MHS Hall of Fame to add three individuals, one team
By LARRY LEEDS, Sports Editor
The Madison High School Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet will be on March 30 at Nicky's Restaurant with the social hour starting at 6 p.m., the meal at 7 p.m. and the program to follow.|
Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased at the high school office or by contacting Bud Postma at 605-256-7708 or bud.postma@@k12.sd.us.
Three individuals and one team will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during this year's ceremonies. The three individuals are Kristen Osterberg Stengel (athlete 2001), Pat Prostrollo and Prostrollo All-American Auto Mall (contributor), Scott Weber (athlete 1974) and the 1991 wrestling team.
-- Kristin Osterberg Stengel was one of the most decorated gymnasts in South Dakota history. She earned 18 varsity letters at MHS, was named Academic All-State in cross country, gymnastics and track and field, was the 2001 Wendy's High School Heisman nominee and the 2001 National Girls and Women in Sports Elite 15 award winner.
During her gymnastics career, she won 14 individual titles, helped her team to win six state titles, earned 30 medals in 30 events at the South Dakota State Gymnastics Tournaments, and in 1999 won all five individual titles.
While in cross country and track, she helped her team to numerous top four finishes and a number of relay medals.
-- Pat Prostrollo and Prostrollo All-American Auto Mall. The Prostrollo name has long been associated with Madison and MHS. Pat was born and raised in Madison. After attending USD and working in numerous jobs, he settled into the car business and owned and operated Prostrollo Motors in Huron before moving back to Madison and taking over Prostrollo All-American Auto Mall in the mid-1990s.
If he was asked for the use of a vehicle, financial support or anything else he had access to, the school got it. Prostrollo was always quick to lend MHS a suburban or two for the Sate Tournaments or a summer camp and cars for driver's education. In the past few years, he stepped up with the painting/labor of the MHS new coach bus and giving the district deals on vehicles.
-- Scott Weber was an athlete who excelled in several sports. He was one of the Bulldogs' all-time great jumpers. He lettered eight times as a Bulldog -- twice each in basketball and cross country and four in track.
He started breaking records his freshman year and never stopped. He broke the long and triple jump records at nearly every meet he entered.
Upon graduation, Weber held the ESD, Howard Wood, Madison Invitational and South Dakota AAU records in the long jump and triple jump
In 1974, he set an SDHSAA record of 46 feet, 4.5 inches in the triple jump, which is still the Bulldogs' record today.
He culminated his career by winning the Class AA long and triple jump at the state meet in 1974.
He then took his talents to South Dakota State University with a scholarship in track and field and won the 1975 NCC outdoor triple jump championship as a freshman.
-- The 1990-91 wrestling team went unbeaten during the dual season against the likes of Watertown, Yankton, Mitchell and Huron. There were some close calls throughout the season, but when the dust settled, the Bulldogs were 17-0 on the season and placed first in each tournament leading up to the regions.
The team was coached by Hall of Famer John Collignon, who was assisted by Postma and Chris Waba.
This group was noted for consistency. Twelve of 13 wrestlers won at least 20 matches and the other wrestler won 30 matches. This team placed fifth at the state tournament, placing seven wrestlers.
Members of the team were James Carder, Chad Cole, Aaron Doblar, Chris Downs, Corey Gerry, Mike Greene, Cam Havlik, Jason Havlik, Tom Jacobs, Chris Jerlow, Mike Johnson, Paul Johnson, Rod Klingbile, Randy Minnaert, Nathan Moore, Chad Ostrem, Bill Ouverson, Carl Stearns, Richard Stearns, Aric Stien, Dan Ziebarth and Travis Zingmark. Managers were Susan Collignon Hodgen, Deidra Pearson Williams and Michelle Engel Ziebarth.
The Hall of Fame weekend will begin with the Alumni Basketball Tournament, which begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at the MHS and Madison Middle School gyms. Games will resume at 9 a.m. on Saturday and run through about 4 p.m.
There will be tours of the new and renovated MHS school and gym throughout the weekend.
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