Brad Hallberg

Barron High School graduate Brad Hallberg will be enshrined on the Golden Bears Reaching Dreams Wall of Honor during halftime of a varsity boys’ basketball game against visiting Hayward tomorrow night, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the BHS varsity gym.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:15 p.m., according to the Heart O’ North Conference website.

According to writer (and BHS graduate) Daniel House, Hallberg was a standout soccer, basketball and baseball player. A 2008 BHS graduate, he was “known fondly by students as the ‘Golden Bear.’” House wrote.

“One of the top athletes to wear maroon and gold, Hallberg was named First Team All-Conference, All-District and All-State during his baseball career.

“He helped lead Barron to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state tournament in 2008 and was selected to the Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Team. Hallberg also starred on the basketball and soccer teams.

He was a First Team All-Conference selection in basketball and earned a spot on the state All-Star team.

Hallberg’s success on the diamond earned him a scholarship at Ohio State. During his junior year, he led the Buckeyes with a .311 batting average and 15 doubles.

Hallberg played in 201 games as an infielder for Ohio State and earned Big Ten Scholar Athlete Honors each year.

Conceived in fall 2013, the Golden Bears Reaching Dreams program endeavors to celebrate the achievements of Barron High School graduates in three ways:

• Golden Bear Students—a short term display that recognizes outstanding achievements of current students.

• Golden Bear Graduates—another short term display that recognizes outstanding achievements of past Barron High School graduates.

• Golden Bear Hall of Fame and Wall of Honor Award—a permanent display that recognizes major accomplishments in academics, athletics, career achievement, community service, and cultural/performing arts.

To nominate someone for one of the awards, visit the district website at, or call Barron High School Principal Chad Buss at (715) 537-5627, ext. 112.