Sports Hall of Fame – 2004


Dan Lock

DAN LOCK led the Rams and the Mississippi Valley Conference in both scoring
and rebounding in his 1957 senior season. As a result he was selected to the
First Team All-State Basketball Team that year. He also excelled in football and
baseball for three years at Senior. Before graduating for the University of Dubuque in 1961, he joined their 1,000 Point and 600 Rebound clubs. After earning his Master’s Degree in Secondary Administration for the University of Iowa, Dan began a successful career as teacher, athletic director and principal in several districts in Wisconsin and Iowa retiring from education in 1996.


Harry Johnson 

HARRY JOHNSON graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1925. He lettered each year in football and track (javelin). His senior year he was DSHS’s Class president and captained the football team while earning scholastic honors. During his 4 years at Iowa State College in Ames (Iowa State University), he lettered three years in football and was honored his senior year with his election as captain. He served as a naval officer in World War II before working for International Harvester for 30 years.


Paula Unsen 

PAULA UNSEN, as a pitcher, won 51 softball games in a row for the Rams during her outstanding career. Graduating in 1975 with a career record of 70-6 and an ERA of 1.21, Paula led the Rams to State Softball titles in 1974 and 1975, while earning First Team All-State Honors both years. In volleyball, she played on the Ram’s State Championship team of 1974 while serving 15 aces in one game. Paula attended Loras College, leading the volleyball team to a “state championship” in 1976. Graduating for NICC with the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Award, Paula worked for FDL and Farmland for 17 years and is now employed by RT&T Enterprises.


Sherri (Schiesl) Moore 

SHERRI (SCHIESL) MOORE earned eleven major “D”s in three sports
before graduating from Dubuque Senior High in 1981. In track, Sherri ran
on several school record-setting relay teams. She qualified for the Drake Relays
in the 4 X 400. In basketball, she was All-Valley 2nd Team for two years and
captained her Ram team in 1980. While captain of the swim team, Sherri set
school records in breaststroke and 200 meter medley. She was selected as
Outstanding Senior Girl Athlete in 1981. Sherri graduated from NICC’s
dental assisting program and later earned her degree in dental hygiene from
Hawkeye Technical School in 1992. She is employed in Dubuque as a dental hygienist.


Thomas Daack 

THOMAS DAACK was All-State in cross country in 1985-86 and All-State in
track in 1986-87. Before graduating in 1987, Tom set school records in the
800 meter run, the 4 X 800 meter relay and the distance medley. In 1986, Tom
ran on the State Runner-up 4 X 800 meter relay, and he led the cross country team
to a State Runner-up finish. He captained both the cross country and track teams.
He was voted Outstanding Male Athlete and received the Master of Athletics Award in 1987 at Senior. During his years at the Air Force Academy, he lettered in track and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He attended George Washington University to earn a Master’s in Organizational Management. Tom has enjoyed a distinguished and decorated career in the Air Force.


Tom Buelow

TOM BUELOW, a 1956 graduate of DSHS, was a three sport star for the Rams. He lettered in football, basketball and baseball during his high school career. He was elected team captain for each sport. Tom excelled in basketball earning Second Team All-State Honors his senior year. As one of the leading scorers in the Mississippi Valley Conference, he led the Rams to an outstanding season in 1956, highlighted by an upset of powerful Waterloo East that ended the Trojans undefeated season. Recruited to play basketball at Drake University with a full scholarship, Tom later transferred to the University of Dubuque and played varsity basketball for two years. He worked for Dubuque’s First National Bank of Dubuque for 32 years and retired vice president in 2000.