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Two of Whitley County’s very own have been honored in the most recent list of spots in the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame.
Both Jenny (Eckert) Zorger and Fred Fields hailed from Huntington North High School and it’s as Vikings that put them among the best Indiana has in the basketball world.
A senior in 1986, Zorger took her team to a sectional title and 25 years later was named to the 2011 Women’s Silver Anniversary Team.
The honor is something Zorger didn’t realize until she was notified.
“It’s something I never really thought about,” Zorger said. “For them to honor players for what they did 25 years ago is a great honor.”
An Indiana All-Star, Zorger still holds records for most points (1,365) and steals (373) at Huntington North. Zorger is a member of the Ball State Athletic Hall of Fame where she is fifth all-time in scoring (1,432).
Currently, Zorger serves as an assistant coach for the Columbia City girls’ basketball team where her passion for the game continues.
“I’ve always had a drive for the game,” Zorger noted. “That competitive nature is still within me and I’m enjoying teaching that to our players now.”
South Whitley resident Fred Fields took the Lady Vikings to the top as a head coach and the Hall of Fame made him a member for his two state titles.
Fields was one of eight inductees in the women’s 2011 class.
Ten years into coaching at Huntington, Fields had 10 sectional titles to go along with the state crowns in 1990 and 1995.
Both Zorger and Fields will be honored in New Castle April 30 at the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Museum as part of the women’s induction ceremony.