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Slinger High School P.A. announcers to receive recognition

August 19, 2021 – Slinger, WI – On Friday, August 20 the Slinger School District will recognize three long-time public address announcers for their 28 seasons of service.

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Ron Naab and Steve Krebs announced high school football games, at all levels, for 28 years. Jay German joined them in 1997 to account for a 22-year stint as a trio.

“We are honoring Steve, Jay, and Ron for their years of service to the Slinger High School athletic programs and the community of Slinger,” said Slinger Athletic Director Mike Daniels. “The School District of Slinger is so appreciative for all their years of service, volunteerism, and dedication to the football program, SHS athletes, and the community of Slinger.”

While Naab served as the announcer in the press box, Krebs worked to give scoring highlights and spent hours selecting and recording music to play during time outs.

“Steve would help with spotting the football during the games,” said Naab.  “We tried to be efficient and correct with the call.”

When Jay German jumped into the mix he also served as a spotter.

Those first years the team worked for peanuts… literally. Athletic Director Doug Resop kept the booth well stocked with salted peanuts throughout the season.

When Dan Karius became the athletic director, German began filling in for Bob Seto as the clock operator and then took on the position after Seto retired.  Bob took off the night of the Homecoming game against Wisconsin Lutheran in September 2012. The game was televised as the “Friday Night Lights Game” and Jay was operating the clock.

Naab and Krebs also worked 22 seasons announcing girls basketball games including JV and varsity. “Prior to Steve Krebs and me getting involved there was no announcing for the girls games, other than announcing the starters and the National Anthem,” said Naab.

The three men will be presented a plaque at halftime of Friday’s non-conference game as Slinger hosts Menomonee Falls. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

Murphy & Prachthauser

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