HISTORICAL GREATNESS: Greene County ushers in inaugural athletics Hall of Fame class with five inductees
By Brandon Hurley
The inaugural Greene County High School athletics Hall of Fame Class is here, and it's a thing of beauty.
Legendary moments and heart-stopping athletic feats are sure to take fans and alumni on a long and wonderful ride down memory lane. There sure won't be a shortage of nostalgia as we inch closer to the induction ceremonies in January. From historic state tournament runs to the most inspiring athletic feats in school history, this inaugural class is sure to conjure up memories within every fan.
Three athletes and a transcendent coach along with an entire state championship unit make up the first-ever, five-member Hall of Fame class.
A community reception will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 in the high school commons area in honor of the 2020 class. A short program will take place at 6:45 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The various 2020 GC Hall of Fame honorees will be recognized, in person, the following night, Friday, Jan. 17 during the intermission between the girls' and boys' Gilbert versus Greene County basketball games. The induction ceremony is set for roughly 7:15 p.m immediately following the girls' game.
Without further adieu, we introduce the 2020 Greene County Hall of Fame class.
The inductees are as follows:
Bill Kibby (Jefferson-Scranton/P-C football coach)
• KIbby led J-S/P-C to the program's only two state semifinal trips (1999 and 2006)
• Rejuvenated the Ram football program by winning 117 games in 23 years
• Guided J-S/P-C to an undefeated regular season and an 11-game winning streak in 2006
• Kibby finished his coaching career (Also coached at Fort Dodge St. Emdond for 20 years) with 240 wins
Trisha Waugh Pipkin, Class of 1988 (Jefferson-Scranton 6-on-6 basketball)
• One of the greatest two-way forwards in county history
• Once scored 66 points in a single game
• Averaged 45 ppg her senior year
• 1988 Parade Magazine fourth team All-American
• Finished her career with 2,880 points (38.9ppg) while connecting on 70.6 percent of her shots
• Played on scholarship for C. Vivian Stringer and the Iowa Hawkeyes
• Member of the 1987 National U.S. Olympic Festival team
Kristi Kinne Hayes, Class of 1991 (Jefferson-Scranton 6-on-6 basketball)
• Amassed more than 3,000 career points as a four-year starter for the Rams.
• Was a vital member on Jefferson-Scranton's only two state tournament teams ('88 and '91)
• Averaged 52 points per game her senior year (Highest average in school history)
• Holds the all-time J-S single game scoring record (79)
• Missouri Valley Player of the year with the Drake Bulldogs
Brent MacLagan, Class of 1995 (Track and field and football)
• An Iowa High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame inductee • Four time track and field individual state champion
• Only athlete in Iowa history to win the 400-meter hurdle and 1,600-meter state titles in the same year (1994)
• 1995 Iowa Male Track Athlete of the Year
• Scored 22 career touchdowns to go with an 8.1 yards per carry average
• Went on to a successful track career at UNI (Won a few MVC titles)
1994 Jefferson-Scranton girls' track and field (State champions)
• Only team state championship in Jefferson-Scranton and Greene County history
• The Rams won three individual state titles (K. Curnyn, Allison Drewry and 4-by-100-meter relay)
• Featured the likes of ISU legend, Kris Curnyn, who won three individual state discus titles. Also was a Drake Relays champion (1993)
• Scored 56 team points, the most by any team at that time since 1980