Five members to join 2023 Greene County High School athletic Hall of Fame

Staff Report

Greene County High School just announced their 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame class.
Five new honorees will be inducted during a ceremony Feb. 2, marking the school's third hall of fame class. The group features a diverse population, highlighted by a former NFL menace, a pair of baseball stars, one of the fastest women in school history as well as the school's first non-athlete inductee thanks to his broadcasting prowess.
The induction ceremony will start at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the Greene County auditorium. The inductees will also be honored at the following night's basketball doubleheader against Nevada. The ceremony will be held between the girls' and boys' games around 7:15 p.m. inside the GCHS gym.

The 2023 honorees are:

• Bryce Paup, Class of 1986, Scranton
Paup was an electric athlete for the Scranton Trojans, earning enough praise to play at the next level.     
Paup starred at the University of Northern Iowa Panthers and excel on the gridiron in the NFL. Paup was the 1995 NFL defensive MVP and was named first team, All-Pro after leading the league with 17.5 sacks. Paup was a four-time Pro Bowler while enjoying time with the Green Bay Packers, the Buffalo Bills and the Jacksonville Jaguars.

• Mark Lane, Class of 1991, Jefferson-Scranton
    Lane was a monster on the bump, tallying 33 career wins and 456 strikeouts. He struck out 153 batters his senior year in just 88 innings, tallying an 11-2 record. He helped lead Jefferson-Scranton to the 1991 Raccoon River Conference title.

• Allison Drewry, Class of 1994, Jefferson-Scranton
    Drewry was one of the state's fastest sprinters during her time in Jefferson. She was a two-time state champion in 1994, winning the 100-meter title as well as helping to anchor the 4-by-100-meter relay.
Drewry's impressive efforts helped propel Jefferson-Scranton to it first and only team state championship in 1994.

Kelley Lane, Class of 1998, Jefferson-Scranton
    Lane was a star pitcher for the Rams, while he could also rake at the plate, blasting a number of key home runs helping lead J-S to the state semifinals. Lane connected on nine home runs his senior year while compiling a perfect, 13-0 record with a 1.60 ERA on the mound.

• Doug Rieder, long-time play-by-play radio broadcaster, former Jefferson Bee and Herald sports editor
    Rieder has been on the call for nearly every Greene County and Jefferson-Scranton sporting events over the last 43 years, a career that began in 1979.

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