Columbus High will hold the Discoverers Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet on Thursday, August 25th at 6:15 p.m. at the River’s Edge Convention Center.  

The inductees will include eight athletes, one coach and four teams.  Two individuals, including Verl Wurtz of Alpha Media, will receive meritorious recognition.  The athletes going into the hall are Bill Bomberger, Tom Alt, Craig Thalken, Mitch Slusarski, Cathy Luebbe Sanchez, Steve Sliva, Nick Gragert and Dave Kincaid.  Coach Betsy Rall will be inducted.  Teams are the 2004 volleyball state runner-up squad and three state champion clubs in tennis, including the entire 1988 boys team.  Dick Luebbe will join Wurtz as a meritorious selection.  A total of 13 football players who won All-State honors between 1921 and 1944 will also be recognized.

Tickets for the banquet are available online or at the CPS administration building.  The last day to purchase tickets is August 19th.  Tickets are $28 for adults, $15 for children.