Four Royals athletes who earned numerous letters are being inducted into Hopkins High School’s Athletics Hall of Fame, the school district announced Tuesday.
A news release named the following inductees who will be inducted this year:
- Gary Hoehn (1963): “Hoehn was the first individual state champion in wrestling at Hopkins, and then won another individual and team title the following year. Hoehn earned varsity letters in football and lacrosse in the US Military Prep School, and went on to play football and wrestle at the University of North Dakota.”
- Colleen Flaherty (Manchester) (1998): “Colleen is one of the most decorated athletes in Hopkins history, earning 17 varsity letters and also graduated #1 in her class in 1998. She went on to run cross-country and track at Stanford University where she eventually earned her PhD in Economics.”
- Tammy Brandt (Stanius) (1991): “Tammy was a varsity standout in soccer, basketball and softball at Hopkins in the late 80’s and early 90’s, earning All-State honors in soccer and softball. She went on to UW-Eau Claire and earned All-America honors in both sports at the collegiate level.”
- Mike Lehan (1998): “Lehan was a star in both track and football at Hopkins, where he still holds the long jump record. He was an All-state and all-metro football player and went on to be a 4-year starting defensive back at the University of Minnesota. He played six seasons in the NFL and is currently assistant principal at Harding HS in St. Paul.”
The induction ceremony takes at 1 p.m. March 17 at the Hopkins High School Auditorium. A reception in the Main Dining Hall will follow immediately afterward. The ceremony and reception are free and open to the public.