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6:30 p.m.  Refreshments
7:30 p.m.  Induction Program

Brother Philip Smith, C.S.C., Ed.D. President
Charlene Szumilas, Principal
Ted Poprawski, Athletic Director
Introduction of 
Athletic Hall of Fame Committee
  Chet Lis, '58 Chairperson
  Ron Sowizrol, '57
  Denis Zamirowski, '63

Master of Ceremonies
  Charlene Szumilas

 Induction Presentation

Stephen Kubiatowski,
Basketball and Golf,
  Class of 1953

John "Jack" Krol,
Baseball and Basketball,
  Class of 1953

Michael "Mickey" Salzinski,
  Class of 1956

 Stephen Kubiatowski
Basketball and Golf, Class of 1953

Presenter: Lucia Kubiatowski

Stephen was actively involved in sports and band at HTHS.  He was a major letter winner in basketball (3 yrs), baseball (1 yr), and band (3 yrs). His achievements in basketball (Juniors) were outstanding. In his senior year, he was the Chicago Catholic League Junior Team basketball scoring champion and was named to the All Catholic League Juniors First Team as well as the All City Juniors Team. In golf, he entered the Catholic League Golf Tournament as a single entry representing HTHS in the Catholic League Golf Championship and won the Individual Golf Championship with a 36 hole score of 151 (75 and 76) in his senior year.  In addition to his athletic achievements, Stephen earned three Scholastic Monograms for his scholastic achievements.

Stephen received a B.S. Degree from Northwestern University in 1957 and a J.D. Degree from DePaul University in 1963. He is a partner in the Przybylo & Kubiatowski Law Firm in Chicago. He and his wife Carole have been married for thirty-six years and live in Chicago. They have two children, Stephen A. Jr. and Lucia.

  John "Jack" Krol
Baseball and Basketball, Class of 1953

Presenter: Frank Szwedo

 To receive the award for John "Jack" Krol: Frank Szwedo

Jack excelled in both baseball and basketball (Seniors). He was a major letter winner in both baseball (4 yrs) and basketball (3 yrs). He was captain of the baseball team and co-captain of the basketball team in his senior year. He was third team All Catholic and Honorable Mention All City in basketball and played in the Catholic League All Star game. After graduation from HTHS, he signed a professional baseball contract with St. Louis and played 12 full seasons of minor league baseball compiling a lifetime average of .267 while playing at each infield position. He was a six time All Star in the minor league. He managed in the Cardinal chain for 11 years, was an All Star Manager twice (Midwest League & Texas League), won three minor league titles, and was Manager of the Year at St. Petersburg. He was coach of the St. Louis Cardinals (1977-1980).  He also served twice as interim manager of the St. Louis Cardinals (1978 & 1980), coach of the San Diego Padres (1981-1986), manager at Las Vegas (1986), and manager at Charleston, SC (1987-1990).

Jack died of cancer on May 30, 1994. His wife, Liz, resides in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jack and Liz had two daughters and one son. Their daughter, Toni, lives in Winston-Salem; their son, John, also lives in Winston-Salem; and their daughter, Sharon, lives in Atlanta, Georgia. There are two grandsons, Benjamin (10) and Matthew (8) and two granddaughters, Michelle (13) and Jackie (5).


 Michael "Mickey" Salzinski
Basketball, Class of 1956

 Presenters: Paul Szczurek
Len Pawlowski

Mickey excelled in basketball (Seniors) at HTHS. He was a major letter winner in basketball (2 yrs) and captain in his senior year. In his senior year, he was named to the Chicago Catholic League All North Section Senior Team and played in the Catholic League All Star game. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to DePaul University and played basketball for 4 years for "The Coach", Ray Meyer. At DePaul, he started 1st team as a sophomore, was named Honorable Mention All American, and was voted by the Notre Dame University players as the best they had played against. He played in the NCAA Tournament in 1959 and 1960 and his team made the final 16. He was awarded the DePaul University Basketball Sportsmanship Award as a senior. 

Mickey received a B.A. Degree from DePaul University in 1960. He went into the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in 1960 and finished his Army career 7 1/2 years later as a Captain. He worked for 35 years in advertising sales as Chicago Manager for Ziff-Davis Publishing and later as Chicago Manager for Knapp Communications (Home Magazine).  He is currently self-employed. He and his wife, Rosalie, have been married for thirty-four years and live in Chicago. They have two children, Samantha and Michael.

Thank You

This booklet was put together with the teamwork of two former Tiger football co-captains.  Chester Lis '58, e-mailed the text to Greg Lopatka '58.  Greg printed it on his home computer and created this web page. 

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