Sports briefs: Old Timers HOF Banquet set for Sept. 19

Minnesota Old Timers Football Hall of Fame Banquet slated for Sept. 19 at Lowell Inn

The Minnesota Old Timers Football Association will hold its 46th Annual Hall of Fame Banquet on Tuesday, Sept. 19 at the Historic Lowell Inn in downtown Stillwater. This year’s inductees include: Dale Carmichael (St. Paul Harding and St. Cloud State), Don Micheletti (Hibbing and University of Minnesota), Dave Nigon (Totino-Grace), Dick Tressel (Hamline University and Ohio State) and Charley “Shooter” Walters (Minneapolis Edison, Minnesota Twins and Pioneer Press).

Cost to attend the banquet is $30, which includes dinner and the efficiently run hall of fame program. The registration deadline is Sept. 16, but seating is limited and tickets will sell out. Tickets should be purchased in advance by sending checks (payable to Mn. Old Timers Football Association) to MN Old Timers Football, 1005 5th Ave. S., Stillwater, MN 55082. Tickets can also be ordered by contacting Jerry Foley at 651-439-1379 or email at [email protected]


St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame banquet scheduled for Sept. 7

Four individuals and three undefeated state championship teams are slated for induction into the St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame during its annual banquet on Thursday, Sept. 7 at The Grand Ballroom in Stillwater.

This year’s induction class includes coaches Phil Johnson, Andy Olson and Mike Pavlovich and three-sport Ponies athlete Tai Thorsheim.

In addition, the undefeated 1995 and 1996 boys’ soccer teams coached by Johnson and the 2016 squad coached by Jake Smothers will also be inducted.

The festivities begin with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner at 7 p.m., and program at 8 p.m. Organizers expect to conclude the program by 9:30 p.m.

Photos of the inductees and teams will be taken during the social hour. Tickets are $30 apiece or $240 for a table of eight.

Reservations — the deadline is Sept. 4 — for the banquet can be made via email at [email protected] and checks payable to S.C.V.A.A, along with a list of names attending, can also be sent to: Hall of Fame, PO Box 44, Stillwater, MN 55082.

This marks the 17th banquet for the St. Croix Valley Athletic Hall of Fame, which is sponsored by the St. Croix Valley Athletic Association.