BISD Athletic Hall of Honor Class of 2014 Inductees
The latest class selected for induction into the Boerne ISD Hall of Honor has been announced and includes Dan Sharp, Tori Talbert and the 1999–2000 Boerne High School girls basketball team.
The class of 2014 was officially inducted into the Hall of Honor at a ceremony scheduled for Oct. 17, at The Dominion Country Club in San Antonio.
This is the fifth class selected for induction since the Hall of Honor was created.
A look at the class of 2014:
Dan Sharp is a 1980 graduate of Boerne High and played four sports while in high school including football, basketball, baseball and track.
During his senior year, Sharp helped lead the Greyhound football team to the 27-2A district title with a 4-0 record and a playoff berth. Included in their four district wins was a victory over previously undefeated and No. 4 state-ranked Buda Hays.
When his senior season concluded with a loss to Medina Valley at Northside Stadium in the first round of the playoffs, Sharp was named a 27-2A All-District Offensive First Team selection as a split end and an All-District Defensive First Team selection as a safety.
Also, Sharp was named to the Texas Sports Writers Association All State second team on offense and defense.
Sharp played basketball and was part of the Greyhound team that advanced to the regional tournament in his junior year. During his senior season, Sharp was named all-district.
And in track, Sharp wrapped up his senior year with appearance at the state track and field meet in the high jump.
Sharp was also the 1979-1980 Homecoming King and named Mr. BHS his senior year.
After high school, Sharp went on to play football at Texas Christian University as a tight end. During the 1984 season, the Horned Frogs went 8-3 and earned a trip to the Bluebonnet Bowl.
Also during the ’84 season, Sharp had a key touchdown reception in the team’s 32-31 victory over Arkansas, their first win in Fayetteville in 29 years. Sharp finished the 1984 season with 42 catches for 596 yards and seven touchdowns and earned All-Southwest Conference honors. From there, he spent two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before he returned to TCU and earned a master’s degree.
Sharp is now in his second stint with the Horned Frogs as a coach. He coached nine seasons with the program before moving to Tulsa in 1998. He returned to TCU in 2001 and has been with them for the last 14 years. In 2014, he was named director of player personnel for special teams.
This will be the second hall of honor Sharp has been inducted into. In 2005, Sharp was installed into the TCU Letterman’s Hall of Fame.
Tori Talbert, a 2001 Greyhound graduate, is one of the most accomplished basketball players to come through Boerne High.
Talbert finished her high school career by scoring 3,231 points, which is a 4A record and ranks her fourth all-time in Texas schoolgirl history and 25th all-time in the nation.
During her junior and senior seasons, Talbert helped lead the Greyhounds to a 61-10 record (31-5 her junior year and 30-5 her senior year.) And during her junior year, the team played at the state tournament.
Talbert finished her senior season by averaging 32 points and 14 rebounds a game. She scored 47 points against New Braunfels and scored over 40 points five times her senior year on the way to 1,101 total points that season.
Talbert was All-State in her junior and senior seasons and after she graduated from BHS in 2001, Talbert went on to star at Texas State University.
While at Texas State, Talbert was the Southland Conference Player of the year in 2003 and 2005 and was an All-Southland Conference First Team selection in 2002, 2003 and 2005. Talbert was the SLC Freshman of the Year in 2002 and the Southland Conference Tournament MVP in 2003.
During her sophomore year, Talbert helped guide the Bobcats to the NCAA tournament where they played No. 4 nationally ranked LSU and she finished the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Talbert wrapped up her four-year career at Texas State by averaging 17.9 points and 10.9 rebounds per game.
2000 BHS Girls Basketball Team
There have only been five basketball teams in Boerne ISD history that have advanced to the state tournament and the 1999-2000 BHS girls team is one of them. They are only the second girls squad in Boerne history to accomplish that feat.
Members of the team included Tori Talbert, Stephanie Locke, Sara Mergele, Sarah Nagel, Elizabeth Chilcoat, Jennifer Szymarek, Pilar Halgunseth, Ashley Elizondo, Christine Garza and Teresa Martinez. They were coached by Richard Herbst.
The 1999-2000 BHS team started the season by winning their first 14 games and eventually finished the year with a 31-5 mark, which set a school record for the most wins in a season by a girls team until it was broken a few years later by another Herbst-coached team with 32 wins.
Boerne High lost their first district game of the year at home to Fredericksburg in what turned out to be their only home loss of the entire season, but they won their next nine games to claim the 1999-2000 district title with a 9-1 mark.
After losing a warm-up game to Taft and a first-round bye, BHS opened the postseason by beating Pflugerville Connally 72-63. From there, BHS knocked off San Marcos, 64-52, and Los Fresnos, 62-36.
In the regional championship, the Lady Greyhounds faced an old foe in Fredericksburg and defeated the Battlin’ Billies 74-51 for the right to go to state.
Once in Austin, the Lady Greyhounds were beaten by Canyon in the semis, 81-47, and returned to Boerne with bronze medals.
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