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Four will join Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame

Former University of Idaho basketball player Orlando Lightfoot, left, scored 2,102 points in three seasons, making him the all-time leader for the Vandals and Big Sky Conference. (Associated Press)
Former University of Idaho basketball player Orlando Lightfoot, left, scored 2,102 points in three seasons, making him the all-time leader for the Vandals and Big Sky Conference. (Associated Press)

The Idaho Athletic Hall of Fame will add four members at the 53rd North Idaho Sports banquet in April.

Orlando Lightfoot, Van Troxel, Mindy (Rice) Madsen and the late Bob ‘Marz’ Marzulli will be inducted at the event April 11 at the Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn.

Troxel just finished his 36th year coaching football and was the founder of the program at Lake City High School, where he’s coached for the 21 years the school has existed. His overall record is 217-157-1, including 140-78-1 at Lake City. He’s coached LC to a pair of state championships. He also coached 15 seasons at Hellgate High in Missoula. Troxel is a Moscow High graduate and played quarterback at the University of Montana.

Lightfoot, who played basketball at Idaho, is the school’s all-time leading scorer and the all-time leader in the Big Sky Conference with 2,102 points in three seasons (1991-94). He had the school’s only 50-point game, when he made a Vandal-record 8 3-pointers against Gonzaga in 1993. He was a two-time Big Sky Most Valuable Player. He played professionally in Europe from 1994-2007.

Madsen was a basketball and volleyball standout at Idaho in the mid-1990s. In 1994, she was named the Big Sky MVP when she led the Vandals to a 31-3 record in volleyball, a conference title and a trip to the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Marzulli, who died in 2011 at age 77, is largely considered the key cog in forming several youth programs in St. Maries. He was a teacher, coach and longtime community volunteer.


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