MHS Wall of Fame to induct large class

By Steve Sell
December 03, 2014

One of the largest classes ever will be inducted on to the McPherson High Wall of Fame on Friday during the Bullpups’ home basketball opener against El Dorado.

In addition to eight inductees, the Bullpups’ boys basketball 2014 championship banner will take its rightful place in the rafters.

Automatic qualifiers to be inducted — those who meet the criteria — include the state championship tennis doubles teams of Ryan Horton-Peter Horton and Moira Pyle-Kirsten Holle. Also automatic are former volleyball-softball standout Paige Regnier and MHS All-State Jazz pianist Laura Wurm. Selected by the committee for induction are former basketball-volleyball standout Marlies Gipson and former teacher-contributor Carol Dreiling.

The inductees:

• Peter Horton/Ryan Horton •

2012-4A State Tennis 7th Place-Doubles

2013-4A State Tennis 3rd Place-Doubles

2014-4A State Tennis Champions-Doubles

2014-4A Regional Tennis Champions-Doubles

Members of the 2014 Class 4A-DI State Champion Basketball Team

2014 Hutch News Area Athletes of the Year

• Peter Horton •

• 2011-12 •

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

• 2012-13 •

AVCTL 2nd Team Soccer Selection

Hutch News All-Area Soccer Honorable Mention

AVCTL Honorable Mention Basketball Selection

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

1st Team All-State Selection-Tennis

• 2013-14 •

AVCTL 1st Team Soccer Selection

All-State 1st Team Soccer Selection-KSCA

AVCTL 1st Team Basketball Selection

All-State Honorable Mention Basketball Wichita Eagle & Topeka Capital-Journal

2nd Team All-State Basketball Selection Sports in Kansas

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

1st Team All-State Selection-Tennis

• Ryan Horton •

• 2011-12 •

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

• 2012-13 •

AVCTL 1st Team Soccer Selection

Hutch News All-Area Soccer Selection

All-State Honorable Mention Soccer Selection-KSCA

AVCTL Honorable Mention Basketball Selection

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

1st Team All-State Selection-Tennis

• 2013-14 •

AVCTL 1st Team Soccer Selection

All-State 1st Team Soccer Selection-KSCA

AVCTL 2nd Team Basketball Selection

All-State Honorable Mention Basketball Wichita Eagle & Topeka Capital-Journal

1st Team Academic All-State Selection-Tennis

1st Team All-State Selection-Tennis

• Kirsten Holle/Moira Pyle •

2010 AVCTL Tennis Champions-Doubles

2011 4A State Tennis Champions-Doubles

2011 4A Regional Tennis Champions-Doubles

2011 AVCTL Tennis Runner-up-Doubles

• Kirsten Holle •

• 2008-09 •

AVCTL Tennis Champion-Singles

5A Regional Tennis Runner-up Doubles

5A State Tennis 8th Place Doubles (with Margaret Davidson)

• 2009-10 •

AVCTL Tennis Champion-Singles

2nd Most Wins in MHS Tennis History-134

Only Two-Time Girls Tennis State Champion

Three Time Academic All-State Tennis Selection

• Moira Pyle •

• 2010-11 •

Class 5A Regional Tennis Runner-up-Singles

Class 5A Tennis 8th Place-Singles

Class 5A All-State Tennis Selection

Member of the Class 5A 3rd Place Basketball Team

• 2011-12 •

Class 4A All-State Tennis Selection

Member of the Class 4A Runner-up Volleyball Team

Member of the Class 4A State Champion Basketball Team

• 2012-13 •

Member of the Class 4A State Champion Volleyball Team

AVCTL 2nd Team Volleyball Selection

Member of the Class 4A Runner-up Basketball Team

• 2013-14 •

AVCTL 1st Team Volleyball Selection

Class 4A All-State Volleyball Honorable Mention-KVBCA.

Won State Championships in Three Sports:  Tennis, Volleyball & Basketball

Career VB Stats:  2,150 assists, 99% serving, 69 aces, 92% passing, 76% digging

VB team record 125-12 as a starter

Tied for Most Wins in a Tennis Season-36

Four Time Academic All-State Selection

• Paige Regnier •

• 2011-12 •

AVCTL Volleyball Honorable Mention

AVCTL Softball Honorable Mention-1st Base

• 2012-13 •

Class 4A All-State Volleyball Selection-Middle Blocker

Class 4A State All-Tournament Team Selection

AVCTL Volleyball 1st Team Selection

Member of the Class 4A State Championship Volleyball Team

Class 4A All-State 2nd Team Softball-Shortstop

AVCTL 1st Team Softball-Shortstop

• 2013-14 •

Class 4A All-State Volleyball Selection-Outside Hitter

Class 4A State All-Tournament Team Selection

Hutch News Volleyball Player of the Year

KVCA Volleyball All-Star

AVCTL Volleyball 1st Team Selection

Class 4A State Powerlifting Runner-up

Member of Class 4A 3rd Place Powerlifting Team

Career MHS Volleyball Stats:

125 wins-12 losses

908 kills

.343 Hitting %

150 aces

166 blocks

544 digs

• Laura Wurm •

• 2010-11 •

MHS Jazz Band Pianist

• 2011-12 •

KMEA All-State Honor Band

SCKMEA District Honor Band

KSHSAA State Solo and Ensemble Festival-Superior Rating

KSHSAA Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival-Superior Rating

MHS Marching Band Drum Major

MHS Jazz Band Pianist

• 2012-13 •

KMEA All-State Honor Band

SCKMEA District Honor Band

KSHSAA Regional Solo and Ensemble Festival-Excellent Rating

MHS Marching Band Drum Major

MHS Jazz Band Pianist

• 2013-14 •

KMEA All-State Honor Band

SCKMEA District Honor Band

MHS Marching Band Drum Major

MHS Jazz Band Pianist

MHS Band President

Salutatorian of the MHS Class on 2014

• Marlies Gipson •

2-Time Wichita Eagle/Topeka Capital-Journal All-Class 5A 1st Team Basketball Selection

2-Time KBCA All-State 1st Team Class 5A Basketball Selection

• 2004-2005 •

McDonald’s High School All-American Top 100

WBCA All-American Nominee

Wichita Eagle/Topeka Capital-Journal All-State All-Class Basketball 5A Second Team 

Salina Journal/Hutchinson News All-Area Basketball Top 5

Hutchinson News Class 6A-5A Basketball Most Valuable Player

Hutchinson News Class 6A-5A Basketball First Team

Member of the 2005 Undefeated 5A State Basketball Champion Team

Class 5A Volleyball 1st Team Selection-Topeka Capital-Journal/ Wichita Eagle

All AVL Volleyball 1st team selection

• 2003-2004 •

All-State All-Class Basketball 3rd Team- Topeka Capital-Journal/ Wichita Eagle

All-Area Second Team Basketball Selection

Hutchinson News All-State All-Class Basketball 1st Team

Salina Journal All-Class Basketball 2nd Team

Member of the 2004 5A State Basketball Runner-Up Team

Member of the 2003 Class 5A State 4th Place Volleyball Team

Class 5A Volleyball All-State Tournament Team

All AVL Volleyball 2nd team selection

• 2002-2003 •

All-Class 5A Basketball Honorable Mention

Wichita Eagle/Hutchinson News Class 5A Basketball Honorable Mention

Second Team All-League

Member of the 2003 5A State Basketball Runner-Up Team

• 2001-2002 •

AVL Track Champions

5A Track Regional 4x400 Relay Champs

5A State Track 4th place finish 4x400 meter-4:06.28

• Lady Pup Basketball All-Time Leader •

All Time Career Blocks: 244

Most Blocks in a Single Game: 14 in 2005 5A State Championship Game

Most Blocks in a Season: 88 in 2004-2005 Season

•Carol Dreiling •

• Kansas Scholastic Press Association •

Board Member 1988-2002

President 1990-1993

Adviser to 5A State Journalism Champions-1993

KSPA Hall of Fame Inductee-2001

• USD 418 •

McPherson High Staff Member 1987-2004

McPherson Teacher of the Year Finalist-1990

• Kansas Associated Collegiate Press •

Jackie Engel Award:  Kansas Journalism Teacher of the Year-1993

• Journalism Education Association •

Member 1980-2004

Secretary 1999-2001

Certified Journalism Educator 2000-2004

• Dow Jones Newspaper Fund •

National Journalism Teacher of the Year Finalist-1993

Distinguished Adviser Award-1993

• Kansas Press Association •

Frank and Marie Boyd Community Award for business story

McPherson Sentinel-2006

Award of Excellence Honorable Mention

McPherson Sentinel-2007


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