The Knoxville High School Athletic Hall of Fame Inductions are slated to be held Thursday, Jan. 16 at the high school.

The Panthers face Clarke that night in a girl-boy doubleheader tipping at 6:30 p.m.

The contest was originally slated for Friday, but was moved up a day with the inclement storm slated to hit Friday,

The Friday luncheon set for Friday at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum will be on as planned at noon.

Four individuals will enter the hall of fame at halftime of the boys game.

The inductees for the Class of 2020 includes Graham Fee, Class of 1957 for football, Elizabeth (Haning) Hadler Class of 1984 as a multi-sport athlete, Brian Hiemstra, Class of 1996 for football and Mike Stults, Class of 1994 for track and cross country.

Fee helped lead the Knoxville Panther football team of 1954 to the first unbeaten season on the gridiron. To this date only two Panther squads have ever gone unbeaten and untied in the sport.

Fee was also an outstanding basketball player.

Stults was an 800 meter state champion for the Panthers in track his junior season.

Mike Stults was a state runner-up for Knoxville in cross country his senior season.

Hiemstra was a multi-sport athlete starting four years on the baseball team, helping them to earn trips to state three times.

In football Hiemstra is the lone Panther to earn all-state acclaim two years in a row.

Elizabeth Haning was a star in volleyball, tennis, basketball and cross country.

She placed at state in singles competition in tennis. In volleyball she was all-state twice.

Haning attended college at Missouri-Rolla where she continued down the path of success earning four letters in basketball.

Joe Cunningham, organizer of the Knoxville High School Athletic Hall of Fame replied, “We had to do the same thing last year due to weather. We had to move the induction ceremony to a Thursday evening.”

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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