||Joe was an incredibly versatile athlete for the Panthers on the gridiron, court, diamond and track. A southpaw, Joe was the ace of WHS's North Central A League championship baseball team for two seasons. At the same time, he exhibited blazing speed to place second at the state track meet in the 440 yard dash after winning district and regional titles in the event.
As the star of the Panthers' 1954-55 state tournament basketball team, Joe established a school season scoring record with 438 points while averaging 17.4 per game. He was named to the "Second All-State Tournament Team" as well as to the "All-North Central League" squad. A three season varsity player, Joe was a starter during two of the campaigns at forward, and completed his WHS basketball career as the school's third leading all-time scorer with 612 points.
A hard charging halfback, he paced the Panthers in ground gaining as a two year starter and was named to the "All North Central League" team as a senior.
In all, Joe earned nine letters and received the "Panther Best" award as a senior. Joe went on to pitch for Washington State College's baseball team.
- Caricatures of inductees as they appeared while involved in WHS athletics and the synopsis of accomplishments are drawn and written by Jeff Mertes.