2006 team inductee

1987-88 Altoona Area High School girls basketball team

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The 1987-88 Altoona Area High School girls basketball team was inducted into the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame in 2006. Team members on hand for the festivities include, from left, front row: Jennifer Dorfmeister, Dawn Focht, Debbie Taneyhill, Amy Fochler. Second row: Lisa Miller, Michele Rehm, Shawn Focht, Jenny Moran. Third row: Gina Creighton, Angela Grohol, Kris Counsel. Back row: assistant coach Miriam Heidler, head coach Art Taneyhill. Other team members included Susie Adams, Michele Andrews, Sandy Baker, Amy Baughman,  Jackie Berryman, Katina Curry, Sherry DeAgostino, Margaret Leberfinger and manager Shawn Focht.


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Year inducted: 2006
Sport: Basketball
Hall of Fame achievement: The 1987-88 Altoona Lady Lions finished unbeaten and won the PIAA Class AAAA championship and the USA Today mythical national championship for the second time in three years. Several of the seniors started or contributed as sophomores when Altoona won its first PIAA title and also was recognized as No. 1 in the country by USA Today.

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