Fond du Lac’s Henry Lange excels as three-sport athlete

FOND DU LAC – From football in the fall through hockey in the winter and now onto the baseball diamonds in spring, Fond du Lac’s Henry Lange not only competes in three sports but also excels in each endeavor.

Three-sport athletes at the high school level are becoming rarer every year, but Lange — other than missing baseball his sophomore year — has enjoyed the demands of being a multisport athlete.

He was a first-team all-FVA South tight end in football, helping lead the Cardinals to another deep playoff run while earning second-team

Badgerland Conference honors as a forward on the Fond du Lac hockey team.

He is one of the leading hitters for the Cardinals, who will open WIAA tournament play Tuesday at home against Sheboygan North.

“(Playing three sports) keeps me busy, of course, but I love doing it,” Lange said. “It keeps me active and it’s fun to challenge myself in different sports.”

Lange took some time after helping the Cardinals knock off Oshkosh West 3-1 on Wednesday to answer questions for USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin.

Do you have a nickname? My football coaches call me Hank.

What’s something most people don’t know about you? I can juggle. That’s one of my hidden talents.

What’s your greatest sports moment or accomplishment? The Arrowhead (football) game this year when I caught the ball to basically clinch the game to get to the Kimberly game. That sticks in my mind a lot.