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Spencer, Kramer, Fischer to be inducted Feb. 16

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By LARRY GOFFINET
Sports Editor

TELL CITY—Former Tell City multi-sport coach Mike Spencer and multi-sport stars Norm Kramer and Jack Fischer will be inducted into the school’s athletic Hall of Fame Feb. 16.
Their induction acceptance speeches will be held in the school’s auditorium at 6 p.m. Kramer, who died July 22, 1999, will be represented by his son and daughter.
The inductees will then be introduced at halftime of Tell City’s varsity boys basketball game with North Posey that night, which starts at 7:30 p.m.
Immediately after the game a reception in honor of the inductees will be held at the Post restaurant, 516 Main St.
Spencer graduated from Cannelton in 1964 and started his coaching career there. But he came to Tell City in 1971 as an assistant coach in football, basketball and baseball.
He became the Marksmen’s head baseball coach in 1974 and guided them to 11 sectional championships in 13 seasons.
They also tied for two Big Eight Conference titles, sharing the crown with Princeton in 1982 and Jasper in 1986.
He then gave up the baseball job to become the head football coach. In seven years at that position he won six sectionals, four regionals, one semistate and four Big Eight titles.
Kramer, a 1942 Tell City graduate, was a basketball guard and baseball pitcher for the Marksmen.
He also played both sports at Butler University and played minor league baseball 1946-51, longer than any other Tell City graduate.
Fischer, a 1954 Tell City graduate, played football, basketball and baseball for the Marksmen.
He then played basketball and baseball for Indiana Central College, making all-conference in the latter.