Hall of Fame
Hillcrest's inaugural Hall of Fame banquet is Thursday, May 25 at 5:30pm
Cost is $35 per person or $250 per table (seats 8)
Bill Colbeck - Administrator and 1960's inductee
As Principal and Athletic Director at Hillcrest, William Colbeck, known to friends as Bill, was a catalyst for organized non-intramural league play for Hillcrest athletics. Colbeck's emphasis on excellence inside and outside the classroom drove teams to enhance their competitive abilities, eventually moving Hillcrest into the Minnesota State High School League.
Colbeck led numerous teams to tournament play in the MSHSL as Hillcrest's football and boys basketball coach.
JodY (Christenson) brasel - 1970's inductee
Jody is categorically the most gifted and dominant female athlete in Hillcrest history. She excelled in both volleyball and basketball, where she functioned as a natural team leader on both teams her junior and senior years.
Scott Colbeck - 1980's inductee
Scott Colbeck held Hillcrest's scoring title for 26 years, scoring 1206 career points and was Hillcrest's first 1000 point scorer since records were tabulated. His success on the hardwood translated to the golf course where he was known for accomplishments.
Jesse Keller - 1990's Inductee
Jesse Keller may very well be the fastest Hillcrest athlete of all time. His track records are still announced at meets in the area, where Keller dominated competition on his way to State competition both his junior and senior years. He added a special weapon to Richard Risbrudt's 1999 football team that walked home with the second place trophy. Keller was a dangerous kick-off and punt returner, who lined up in the back field to consistently outrun opponents.
Nick Hansen - 2000's Inductee
Nick Hansen overcame a significant back injury his sophomore year that took away two years of his basketball and football career at Hillcrest. The setback didn't keep Nick from earning accolades. His football career continues to be the standard of excellence at Hillcrest, noting special attention to his faith as he walked back to the football field his senior year to earn Hillcrest's only State Championship with his teammates. No other player has been considered a more gifted and effective tight-end or defensive force. Nick is also a member of the 1000 point club, earning trips to the state tournament as a freshman and junior before leading Hillcrest to a number 1 state ranking his senior year. Nick is a member of the 1000 point club, despite his injury setback.
Jared Schultz - 2010's Inductee
Jared is known by many as Hillcrest's most gifted all-around athlete. Many marveled at his natural ability to excel in any sport he tried. During Jared's time at Hillcrest he earned many accolades, marching his team to both football and basketball tournament success. During his post-season experience, Jared earned All-State recognition in both Football and Basketball during his senior year.
Jorgen Greve - Danielsen School Inductee
Honored by his coach, Rod Jensen, as an extremely gifted player, Jorgen Greve gave Comet fans a lot to cheer about. He left a significant mark on the state soccer scene during his one year at Hillcrest, scoring 47 goals in the regular season as he marched the Comets to the state tournament.