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Saints announce Hall of Fame class

St. Scholastica announced Tuesday the addition of six members to its Athletics Hall of Fame: Del Genereau, Randy Norgard, Jeanne Fleck, Jen Quale, Chris Lorentz and Neil Runbeck.

Genereau was the college’s first varsity head coach and athletic director, guiding the men’s hockey team to a 72-36-3 record from 1972 to 1976. He had previously won four Minnesota private school titles at Duluth Cathedral in the 1960s before guiding the Saints to the 1975 NAIA men’s hockey national championship and a runner-up finish in 1976. He died in 1988 at age 68.

One of Genereau’s players was Norgard, a defenseman from Duluth Central who was part of Saints’ national title teams in 1975 and 1977.

Fleck (1994-96) was the first St. Scholastica runner to individually qualify for a national meet multiple times as she competed in three NAIA national championship events. She first competed for the Saints’ cross country team as a 29-year-old sophomore and was named the team’s most valuable runner all three seasons.

Quale (1996-2000) was a two-time NAIA First-Team All-Region selection in women’s basketball in 1997 and 1998 and ranks second in program history with 1,574 points. She was a four-time Upper Midwest Athletic Conference selection.

Lorentz (1997-2001) is the only player in Saints’ softball history to record at least 100 career hits, runs, RBIs and stolen bases. Her 109 stolen bases are tied for the Minnesota collegiate record. She also was a soccer standout for the Saints.

Runbeck (1998-2002) was the St. Scholastica men’s soccer career points leader before his 157-point total was broken by Joe Watt last fall. The NAIA First-Team All-Region selection led the team in scoring all four seasons. He also was a defenseman on the men’s hockey team.

The Saints will induct their fourth Hall of Fame class on Oct. 3 as part of homecoming.

Ex-UWS wrestler to enter national HOF

Former Wisconsin-Superior wrestling great Bill McCreary has been chosen for induction into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in Stillwater, Okla.

The induction will take place Aug. 3 on the     Wisconsin-Whitewater campus.

McCreary competed for Indiana (Pa.) High School and began his collegiate career at Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1958 before moving to UWS. McCreary posted a record of 55-7-1 between 1958-62 and won the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference title at 123 pounds in 1961 and 1962. He was named an NAIA All-American both years.

After college, McCreary entered the military and continued wrestling. He was a member of the All-Army wrestling team in 1964-66 and qualified for the 1964 Olympic Trials.

He was inducted into the UWS Athletic Hall of Fame in 1985.


Whittaker among MGA qualifiers

Duluth’s David Whittaker shot a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday at Hillcrest Golf Club in St. Paul to qualify for the Minnesota Golf Association State Amateur later this month.

Freddy Thomas of Lakeville, Minn., had the day’s best round with a 5-under 67.

The State Amateur runs from July 21-23 at Golden Valley Country Club.

Youth soccer

Sister City Cup comes to a close

Championship games have been determined for today’s final day of the Sister City Soccer Cup.

In the girls under-15 and U-16 divisions, Team USA and Vaxjo, Sweden, meet for the title at 11 a.m.; Sweden plays Denfeld in the boys U-15 championship game at 11, at the same time as USA’s meeting with East Select Soccer in the boys U-16 title game. Third-place matches take place at 9:30 a.m.

All games are at Stebner Soccer Complex in Hermantown.