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Bob Soltis inducted in 2014

bob-soltis.pngBob graduated in 1958 and was a four-year, four-sport letter-winner in baseball, football, basketball & track. Bob was a once-in-a-generation type athlete whose feats in sports generated stories that had fans, teammates & opponents retelling long after his playing days were over.  Some of the stories told recount his monstrous homeruns.  One particular story dates back to when baseball was played in what is currently the Upsala City Park.  In this now famous game, Bob drove a shot over the right field fence that carried clear over the Mount Olive church across the street. His exploits on the gridiron are just as legendary.  His quarterbacking skills and hard tackling were instrumental in the successes of the football teams he played on, especially the 1957 team which will also be honored tonight.  Bob captained that great 1957 team.  Bob received multiple All Conference awards in each sport.  He also received recognition from the Minneapolis Star in football and in 1957 was chosen to the All State Football team, one of the first Upsala athletes ever chosen for this honor. After graduating from high school, Bob was recruited by the famed Coach Muarry Warmath and offered a scholarship to play football at the University of Minnesota.  Bob also played and coached for many years on the Upsala Town Baseball Team.  Bob and his wife, Bonnie, currently live in Upsala and daughter Tina lives and works in St. Cloud.

 

 

Hall of Fame Members

1957 Football Team

Jackie (Johnson) Fuchs

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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