Friends of Basketball
Year Inducted: 1982
Category: Friends of Basketball
Schools / Organizations: Olney High School
Biography: From November to March, Olney’s Rhodell Sterchi was away from home. At the time of his Hall of Fame induction, this had been going on for more than 20 years. Sterchi served as scorer, timer or scoreboard operator at Olney basketball games on all levels – elementary, junior high, high school, junior pro, frosh, jayvee, and also Olney Central College. He served on the official’s bench for well over 2,000 basketball games. He was also timer for football games and track meets in Olney. A retired U.S. Postal Service employee, Rhodell enjoyed following the Olney students in their athletic endeavors. Rhodell died on September 8, 2007.