Wisconsin Dartball
Hall of Fame

Arnold "Huns" Kaul

Lives in Grafton, WI.

Huns started playing Dartball at the age of 14 for a youth league in 1947. He was an All Star in 1949-1950. He missed 2 years of Dartball while serving (drafted) in the US Army from 1956-1957. Huns has played Dartball for 67 years from 1947-2016, only taking the 2 years off while in the Army. He served as president of the league for 16 years from 1998 to 2014. He won the league RBI title in 2000 with 97 RBIs. His had many seasons over .500, with his high of .578 in 1980 in the Wauzaukee Lutheran Dartball League. Huns helped form a second team and served as captain of that team for the last 27 years. Huns has also won the shoot off title for 5 years and MVP award for his team for 7 years during his Dartball career.   

Nominated by Tamera Schaefer.

Dennis LaPlant

Lives in Paddock Lake, WI.

Dennis started playing Dartball at the age of 25 in 1984 in Kenosha. His first year average was .495 in the Thursday night 7 man league, and he was hooked! He started playing 2 nights a week in 1993, joining the Tuesday night 4 man league, where he averaged over .536 for 23 consecutive years. In 2017 he had his first 600+ season, and followed that by having seasons of .622, .672, and .686 in the summer 4 man league. Dennis has also played in many state and local tournaments over the years, especially in the Milwaukee area. He won many state shoot off trophies, including 1st place trophies in 2008, 2010, and 2018. Dennis has been a team captain in the Tuesday night league since 2010, and helps with things in the large Kenosha League (28 teams in 2018).

Nominated by longtime teammate Ron Buccanero.

Gene Borchardt

Lives in Hartland, WI.

Gene started playing Dartball in the Okauchee Lake Dartball league in 1978. In 1981 he formed a team at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church in Hartland and joined the Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League, which he has played and managed for 39 years. He was secretary/treasurer for the league for over 30 years until the end of the 2014-2015 season when the Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League was down to 4 teams.  He was instrumental in the merging with the Waukesha league, and was given the President’s Special recognition award for his work in the merging of the 2 leagues and his service to Dartball. The Waukesha/Kettle Moraine Church Dartball League is still at 10 teams, and he is the league statistician. 

He ran many tournaments in Ixonia over the years. He took the Midtown team from Ixonia to many state tournaments.   He was on the class B champion in 1990 with Roalee's Midtown Tap.  In 1992 his Keystone Tap team finished 2nd in class A at state. His highest average was .570 in 1994.  He also played in the Tri County Dartball league and when it folded, he joined a team in the Rock River 4 man league in Watertown.  He has been playing there since 2001 and managing a team since 2015. Over the years he has been able to shoot with his son, and grandson!       

Nominated by Dave Piotrowski.

Ken Huebner

Lives in Caroline, WI.

Started playing Dartball in 1966 in the Northside Lutheran Men’s Dartball League with his Father-in-law. He has also played in the Milwaukee Federation of Lutheran Laymen League, the Tri-County League, the Washington Park League, the Shawano County Friendly Dartball League, the Shawano Co. Tuesday evening Church League, and the Waupaca Co. Senior League, where he still plays. His highest season average was .510 in 1985-86 in the Northside League. Ken won many league and tournament championships. He also won multiple league high average titles. He was President of the Northside League for 20 years, secretary for 5 years, as well as president of the Waupaca League for over 13 years, and a team captain in several leagues for over 30 years. During the 80’s he was able to play on a team with his Father Howard, and his sons Todd and Wayne, three generations in each lineup.

Nominated by Todd and Wayne Huebner.