2012 Hall of Fame Induction

The eighth annual Newark High School Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place on January 15, 2012. The Hall of Fame committee and the Newark High School sports boosters would like to congratulate the 2012 Newark Sports Hall of Fame inductees:

The Late Roger Ness, Friend of Sports
Roger Ness, who passed away in 2010, served as official scorekeeper or timer for Newark High School basketball teams for 23 years. The long time barber in Newark and Geneva began working at basketball games in 1972, and was a founding member of the Newark High School Sports Boosters program. During his 20-year tenure as mayor of Newark, he was instrumental in planning the Newark town park, which included three baseball fields and lights for the field. Roger was a 1968 Newark High School grad, served as a summer league coach for many years, and was past president of the Corn Belt League. He was inducted into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2000. Pictured above, Nancy and Tom Ness accept the Hall of Fame plaque.

Scott Anderson
Athlete, 1983 graduate. Scott Anderson’s basketball honors include Little Ten basketball all-conference, first-team selection for three years; fourth all-time in career points scored (1,554 points, 20.9 career average); and a 67-15 three-year varsity basketball team record. During his senior year, Scott led the area in scoring with a 22.9 average, earning him a spot on many all-area teams as well as the Plano Christmas Classic MVP. He also set the Newark High School assist record his senior year and led his team to the conference championship, the conference tournament championship, and a regional title with a 25-4 record on the season. Scott also excelled in baseball with a career .425 batting average and a four-year 48-24 team record.

The inductees were also honored at half-time of the boys basketball game on January 14, 2012.