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Former MAC commish among three to be inducted into Parkway HOF

January 17, 2012

Jon Sidenbender, Midwest Athletic Conference commissioner from 1973 until 1997, will be one of three inductees into the Parkway High School Hall of Fame in February. (Photo provided by Parkway High School)

Parkway High School will honor three former athletes and administrators in a Hall of Fame ceremony at the Saturday, Feb. 11 home boys basketball game against Lima Perry.

Jon Sidenbender is a 1953 Rockford High School grad who was the first commissioner of the Midwest Athletic Conference. He served as commissioner for 24 years from 1973 to 1997. Sidenbender was instrumental in adding girls sports to the MAC. He was the head basketball coach at Parkway from 1964 to 1967.

Jennifer (Carr) Rice is a 1996 Parkway grad who earned first-team All-Ohio honors in volleyball as a senior and was an All-MAC basketball player as a senior. She was a 1,000-point scorer. She played volleyball at Tennseee Tech.

Brandi (Stover) Bruns is a 19998 Parkway grad who was named the 1997 Division III Player of the Year award in volleyball and helped lead the Panthers to state titles in 1996 and 1997. She played volleyball at Ohio Northern.


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