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Six Named to Calumet Athletic Hall of Fame

Six new members will be inducted into the Calumet High School Athletic Hall of Fame in September.

This year’s class includes:

William “Bill” Frantti, who lettered in football, basketball and track, and played junior hockey, while at Calumet High School in the 1940s. He starred at Michigan Tech and St. Cloud State, before going on to a long and successful coaching career in Minnesota.

Wilbur Gray, who played football, baseball and hockey at Calumet High School from 1907 to 1910. He played center on Notre Dame’s first two hockey teams, and is believed to be the first CHS alumnus to earn a Notre Dame degree. Gray eventually played for the Chicago White Sox, before serving in World War One.

Lori (Hendra) deBeaubien, who earned 11 letters at Calumet High School between 1989 and 1993. She went on to become a standout hockey player and team captain for Sacred Heart University in Connecticut, where she averaged over a point per game.

Mike Hendrickson, who lettered in football, hockey and track at Calumet High School in the early 1970s. He received All_State hockey honors, and went on to become one of the most prolific hockey scorers in Wisconsin-Superior history.

Paul Hogan, who excelled in football, hockey and baseball at Calumet High School from 1903 to 1905. A true multi-sport athlete, Hogan played minor league baseball, adult hockey, and was known as “the fastest man in the U.P.” for his success at races around the region. He also served in World War One.

Gary Taivalkoski, who lettered in football, baseball and track at Calumet High School in the mid-1970s. He set a number of school and conference records, and went on to compete in basketball and track at Michigan Tech, and in track at Central Michigan University.

The induction ceremony will take place Saturday, September 9th, at 11:00 in the CLK School Commons. The public is invited to attend.

For full biographies of the new Hall of Fame members, click here.

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