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Five outstanding Indian athletes will be honored Friday at a ceremony inducting them into the Montana Indian Athletic Hall of Fame.

The fourth-annual ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. in Montana State University Billings' Petro Theatre. The free event, which is open to the public, precedes the opening ceremonies of the Big Sky State Games that will take place that night at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium.

This year's class of athletes includes:

-- James "Pixie" Kipp, who played for the Detroit Lions in the 1950s.

-- Mike Granboise, an outstanding all-around athlete from the Fort Peck Reservation, where the Poplar football field still honors his name. 

-- Don Wetzel Sr., an all-around athlete in high school who went on to play basketball for the University of Montana. He also was a successful basketball and cross-country coach.

-- Bob Lowry coached in Wolf Point for 25 years during the 1950, '60s and '70s. His teams won back-to-back state basketball championships during the early 1960s.

-- Harry Horn was a dominating runner and all-around athlete at Browning High School in the early 1970s, where he won multiple state individual championships.

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