Photos of the late John Garnero were shown during White River High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame presentation on Friday, Jan. 17. Photo by Kevin Hanson

Photos of the late John Garnero were shown during White River High School’s first Athletic Hall of Fame presentation on Friday, Jan. 17. Photo by Kevin Hanson

White River inducts first HOF class

Helen Horton,

White River celebrated its first Athletic Hall of Fame induction Friday night, honoring four individuals and one team from the school’s storied past.

Among those singled out were the late John Garnero, a multi-sport athlete; Helen (Mells) Horton, the first WRHS female basketball player to score more than 1,000 points in a career; Hornet player and longtime coach John Hyppa; Lloyd Blanusa, coach of the 1973 state champion basketball team (the entire team was inducted as well); and standout distance runner Andy Maris.

For more information about all the inductees, visit www.whiteriverathletichof.com.


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John Garnero, Helen (Mills) Horton, John Hyppa, Lloyd Blanusa, and Andy Maris were among those honored.

John Garnero, Helen (Mills) Horton, John Hyppa, Lloyd Blanusa, and Andy Maris were among those honored.

John Hyppa

John Hyppa

Lloyd Blanusa

Lloyd Blanusa

Andy Maris

Andy Maris

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