FORT PIERRE – On Saturday, the Buffalo Hall of Fame will induct six new members during a ceremony at the gym at Stanley County Elementary School.  Lunch will be served at noon, followed by a Walk of Fame for previously inducted members, then the ceremony for the new inductees at 1:00 PM.

2022 Buffalo Hall of Fame Inductees
Dean Frederick (1963)
Frederick was the first basketball player in Fort Pierre/Stanley County school history to be named to an all-state team, making the second team in Class B in 1963, his senior season. Frederick averaged 24 points per game that season and made 83% of his free throws as the Buffaloes defeated four ranked opponents in a 22-3 season with wins in conference and district championships.
Frederick also played football and ran track.

Joe Nelson (1971)
Nelson was Stanley County’s first state champion in wrestling, winning the 185-pound Class B championship in his senior year, 1971. Nelson was 67-3-1 as a Buffalo wrestler and held various records, including, for a time, the national record for the fastest pin.
Nelson also started for five seasons in football, playing center and guard. He also was a shot putter and a member of mile and medley relay teams.

Shavonne Hannum Mitchell (1983)
Mitchell was part of the first Stanley County gymnastics team as a seventh-grader in 1977 and qualified for the first state tournament. She also qualified in her freshman, sophomore and senior years. In her senior year, she was named track MVP and finished fifth in the 100 meter hurdles at the Class B state track and field championships. Mitchell also played basketball for SC.
Later, Mitchell was an assistant coach, then head coach, for Buffalo gymnastics. She helped coach four state runner-up teams and coached three state champions among many other gymnasts.

Jeremy Holter (1990)
Holter was an 11B all-state football player in his senior season, 1989, when the Buffaloes advanced to the state championship game before losing to Hamlin. He averaged 25 yards a catch on 33 receptions that season. Holter was also named Academic All-State and All-Conference. He was also selected to play in the South Dakota High School All-Star Football Game.
In 1988, Holter broke the school’s long jump record that had stood since 1963. He broke it twice more and still holds the Buffalo record of 21’5”. Holter also still holds the long jump record at South Dakota Mines.

Lindsay Stoesser Heiss (2002)
Lindsay is one of the most successful female athletes in Stanley County history. She played basketball for six seasons, started for five, was part of four straight district championships, a first for the school, and led the Buffs to fourth place in the 2011 Class A State Basketball Tournament. In that season, she made the all-tournament team, was second-team all-state and earned Academic All-State honors.
She also was a gymnast for six seasons and helped SC to third place at the Class A state gymnastics championship in 1998, fourth in 2000, seventh in 2001 and third in 2002. In 2002 she won the state championship in vault and was runner-up in all-around and uneven parallel bars. She also was runner-up in balance beam in 1998, vault in 2000 and uneven parallel bars in 2001. Overall, Heiss won 22 state medals.
Also, Heiss ran track for six seasons, winning 14 state medals, including the long jump state title in 2001 and as part of the 4×800 meter relay state championship in 2002. In 2001, she was the runner-up in the 300-meter hurdles and triple jump. She holds Stanley County records in the long jump, triple jump, 4×100 meter relay, 800-meter medley relay, 1600-meter medley relay, 4×400 meter relay and 4×800 meter relay.

Stacy Huss Hegge (2005)
Hegge is the only Buffalo to win two individual championships in one state track meet, taking the 800- and 1600-meter titles as a sophomore in 2003. In 2002, she was part of the winning 4×800 relay team. In 2005, she captured another 800-meter title. She competed for six years in track and won 13 medals from eighth grade through her senior year.
Hegge held eight school track records when she graduated and still holds the best mark in seven of those events.
She won the Big Dakota Conference 800-meter title five straight years and was selected to the 800-meter special event at the 2004 Howard Wood Dakota Relays.
At South Dakota State, Hegge broke school records in the indoor 600 meters and the outdoor 400-meter hurdles.
Hegge also played basketball and was a gymnast at Stanley County. She was 13-of-15 on free throws in the 2005 postseason, tying a school record. She was on the gymnastics team that placed third in the state championship in 2002.



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