Former McPherson High School standout Marlies Gipson will highlight a class of eight for the MHS Wall of Fame ceremony Friday as the Bullpups open the season.

Former McPherson High School standout Marlies Gipson will highlight a class of eight for the MHS Wall of Fame ceremony Friday as the Bullpups open the season.
Other names being inducted Friday are Kirsten Holle and Moira Pyle, Ryan and Peter Horton, Paige Regnier, Laura Wurm and former MHS journalism teacher Carol Dreiling.
The induction ceremony will be held in between the boys and girls games against El Dorado Friday night at the Roundhouse.

Marlies Gipson
Gipson translated a successful McPherson High career into a successful collegiate career at Kansas State University.
She was a two-time All-Class 5A first team basketball selection from the Wichita Eagle and Topeka Capital Journal. She was also picked twice to the All-State first team from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association in Class 5A.
Gipson was in the McDonald’s High School All-American Top 100 in 2004-2005 and was a WBCA All-American nominee while helping the undefeated Bullpups to a 5A state championship.
She is the all-time leader in career blocks (244), the most blocks in a single game (14, 2005 5A state championship game) and the most blocks in a season (88 2004-5).
In track and field, Gipson was a member of the Ark Valley League championship team in 2002, plus was a member of the regional 4x400 relay championship team that year.
She was also picked All-Class first team in volleyball in 2004 by the Capital Journal and the Eagle.

Kirsten Holle/Moira Pyle
Holle and Pyle had memorable careers at MHS on the tennis court.
The duo won the Class 4A state tennis championship in 2011, after also sweeping out the regional and AVCTL tournaments, as well. In 2010, they were the league doubles champions.
Holle was runner-up in the Class 5A regional tennis and finished eighth in 2009 with then-partner Margaret Davidson.
Holle has the second most wins in MHS tennis history with 134 and is the only two-time girls state tennis champion.
Pyle had a successful career at MHS, winning state titles in tennis and basketball, as well as the first-ever state title in MHS volleyball history in 2012.
Among her many accolades stands a tie for most wins in a tennis season with 36.

Ryan Horton/Peter Horton
Ryan and Peter Horton won not one, but two state championships their senior year in 2014.
The duo were key parts of the 2014 MHS boys basketball state championship and followed that up with a 4A state doubles title in May. In the fall of 2013, they started out their senior year with a third place state finish as part of the boys soccer team.
For the incredible year they had, the Hortons were named the 2014 Hutchinson News Area Athletes of the Year.
Individually, both have numerous all-league and all-state honors in all three sports. Both were picked All-State first team by the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association in 2013 and were All-State honorable mention by the Wichita Eagle and the Topeka Capital Journal.
They were also All-State first team selections in tennis in 2014.

Paige Regnier
Regnier was a driving force behind the Bullpups first-ever volleyball state championship, hitting the final kill that gave the Pups the victory over Topeka Hayden in 2012.
She was named Class 4A All-State as a middle blocker her junior year and was then All-State her senior year as an outside hitter. In 2013, she was also the Hutchinson News Volleyball Player of the Year, among many other accomplishments.
She had a career record at MHS of 125-12 in volleyball, with 908 kills and 150 aces.

Laura Wurm
Wurm will be enshrined on the wall for her accomplishments as a pianist.
In 2011-2012, Wurm recieved a superior rating from the KSHSAA State and Regional Solo and Ensemble Festivals. Wurm recieved an excellent rating at the KSHSAA regional festiva in 2012-2013.
She was also named to the KMEA All-State Honor Band and the SCKMEA District Honor Band in 2011-2014, while also serving as the pianist for the MHS jazz band.

Carol Dreiling
Dreiling was a staff member at McPherson High School from 1987-2004, where she served as both English and journalism teacher.
Dreiling is highly decorated as a journalism teacher, having received the Jackie Engel Award for Kansas Journalism Teacher of the Year from the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press in 1993.
She was president of the Kansas Scholastic Press Association from 1990-93 and served as a board member from 1988-2002. She was inducted into the KSPA Hall of Fame in 2001.