Sports Hall of Fame – 1997


Tim Dodge

Graduate of Senior in 1966, Tim participated in wrestling, track, and cross-country, earning letters in each sport for three years. Mr. Dodge went on to Augustana College, where he distinguished himself as one of that school’s all-time great wrestlers. He compiled a 4 year record of 90-19, which places him second in number of wins at Augustana. Included in his record were 37 pins and an amazing unbeaten record at home.


Dr. Max Kadesky

Graduated in 1919. While at Senior, he participated in basketball, track, and football. His specialty was football and he served as captain and coach in his senior year. Following his graduation he went on to the University of Iowa where he was an end on the school’s first unbeaten, untied team in 1921. He was one of the 7 Hawkeye’s named in the All Big Ten that year, and the team was named the National Champions. He played one season of pro- ball with the Rock Island Independents before retiring from the game.


John Meyer

Coach in 1937-1971. John had taught social studies and coached tennis at Senior for 35 years. During his career, Meyer led the Rams to several state finals and developed many excellent individual players. He was also a well-known announcer at Senior’s football and basketball games. 


Jeanne Sutherland

A graduate of Senior in 1979, Jeanne was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in basketball, softball, volleyball, and golf. She hadn’t excelled in golf until her senior year but in that year she qualified to play in the state tournament.



Bob Vanderloo

Graduate of Senior High School in 1974, he became the first freshman to join the major “D” Club after placing third in the Mississippi Valley Conference Meet and later winning the district title in the breaststroke. He went on to win conference, district, and state titles in the 100-yard breaststroke as a sophomore. Bob set records in the 100 freestyle and the 200 intermediate and medley relays.


Bob Zehentner

A 1937 graduate, Bob participated in track and football, as well as many other activities during his years at Senior. He was elected to the National Honor Society, was a member of the Student Council, and was elected President of his senior class (one of his most memorable memories of Senior).