Last Thursday February 1st was the first induction of the Athletic Hall of Fame for Daleville High School. The board members for the Athletic Hall of Fame for Daleville High School committee are Reverend Gary McManus, Tim Price, Myke Rees, Treasure Shane Leisure, Secretary Erin Halbert, Vice-Chairperson David Hubble, and Chairperson Dave Parkison.
David Howell a 1965 graduate of Daleville High School, was a four letter winner in Cross Country, Track & Field, and Basketball. He was best remembered for being an outstanding distance runner. During his senior season in cross country, David won first place in all dual meets, first place in the Burris Invitational, the closed Division of the Shortridge Invitational, MEC conference meet, Delaware county meet, Sectional, and Regional. He finished 13th in the state meet.
The 1966 Daleville Cross Country Team was the first Delaware county athletic team outside of the city of Muncie to win a Sectional title in any sport. After defeating a strong Muncie Central team by one point to win the Sectional Meet, the Bronco Harriers placed third in the Regional meet and finished 9th in the State meet. The team consisted of Ron Addington, Dick Stevenson, Gary Bullock, Duane Huffman, Dr. Phillip Howell, Steve Davis, and Jeff Richman.
The Mile Relay team from the 1967 Daleville Track & Field Team – This group of runners ran a school record time in the Sectional meet to qualify for the Regional meet, a meet in which they would run against several schools many times their enrollment. The school record time is 3:28.9 seconds, a record which still stands 51 seasons later to this day. The team consisted of Dick Stevenson, Bruce Bradway, Robin Greene, and Arnie Everett.
Duane “Curly” Osburn a 1953 graduate of Hebron High School and a 1957 graduate of DePauw University, he came to Daleville High School in the Fall of 1957. Mr. Osburn taught at Daleville for 40 years. In his 25 years a Cross Country coach his teams won 8 Mideastern Conference Championships, 7 Delaware County Championships, and in 1966 won the Sectional Championship, with the team later placing 3rd in the Regional meet and 9th in the State meet. In 1967, his team finished 2nd in the Sectional and 6th in the Regional. In his 19 years as Track & Field coach his teams won 5 Mideastern Conference Championships and 4 Deleware County Championships. In both sports, Coach Osburn produced numerous outstanding individuals.
The pictures are produced by Kevin Huff and more are in the Photo Gallery.