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Duane "Whitey" Herzog inducted in 2018

Duane HerzogA 1989 graduate and four-year letter winner in basketball, Duane "Whitey" Herzog was known for his hustle, long-range shooting ability, and pure love for the game. His 1216 points set a boys school record at the time and he also led his team in steals and free throw percentage. Three times he won All-Conference honors and twice was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player.
“When Whitey stepped on the floor, the game changed,” recounted Ken Solarz, former Upsala Athletic Director. “He was a fun player to watch and a role model to follow for those that wanted to play the game the right way.”
After high school, Herzog attended St. Cloud Technical College and Willmar Community College, where he was twice voted “Best Defensive Player.” He finished his college basketball career at Mayville State University in North Dakota.
Upon graduation, Herzog returned home and worked for Arnzen Construction before starting up New Age Builders. At age 46, his life was tragically cut short in a work accident on February 28, 2017. Receiving the Hall of Fame plaque in his honor were his father, Donald, and eight siblings.

2015 Hall of Fame



Hall of Fame Members

1957 Football Team

Jackie (Johnson) Fuchs

Duane "Whitey" Herzog

David Holmen

Carol Lampert

Darren Lange

Paula Lange

Stanley Nordin

Kristi Pangrac

Ken Solarz

Ralph Soltis

Bob Soltis

Neal Swanson


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Upsala is seeking nominations for our next Hall of Fame inductions.  People are encouraged to nominate individuals who have excelled as an Athlete, Coach or a contributing member of the school.  
The nomination form may be filled out online or with a paper form above. Please contact Mark Herbes, Athletic Director with questions. Deadline for Hall of Fame nominations is December 15.

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