PIL stars get Hall pass
- Steve Brandon
- Portland Tribune - Sports
55 sports aces from eight decades will step up Monday night to be inducted into famed lineup
Sports standouts from eight decades will be represented when the Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame inducts 55 members Monday night at Multnomah Athletic Club.
A reception starts at 5:30 p.m., with the ceremony and dinner starting at 7 p.m. The event is sold out.
The class of 2006 will raise the PIL Hall of Fame membership to 296.
The honorees this year range in year of graduation from Bobby Robinson, Jefferson class of '26, to Jenifer Ferres Trump, Roosevelt '91.
Athletes dominate the list, with longtime coaches Ed Rooney, Warren Bolin and Don Francin also chosen for enshrinement, along with a principal, Art Westcott.
Almost everyone in this year's class is expected to attend though five inductees are deceased.
A committee consisting of at least two representatives from each school selected the inductees, who come from 13 schools, including three that have closed -Adams, Jackson and Washington.
Candidates are considered primarily on their accomplishments while in high school, but post-graduation activities also are taken into account. Athletes become eligible 10 years after graduation. Coaches and athletic directors are eligible two years after leaving their position.
The number of inductees this year, by school: Adams, 1; Benson, 6; Cleveland, 5; Franklin, 5; Grant, 6; Jackson, 1; Jefferson, 6; Lincoln, 5; Madison, 3; Marshall, 3; Roosevelt, 5; Washington, 6; and Wilson, 3.
Counting the new inductees, here are the number of members, by school: Adams, 2; Benson, 27; Commerce/Cleveland, 25; Franklin, 27; Grant, 40; Jackson, 7; Jefferson, 42; Lincoln, 26; Madison, 14; Marshall, 13; Roosevelt, 26; Washington, 33; and Wilson, 12.
Also in the Hall of Fame are Edward J. Ryan from Portland Public Schools and Dorothea Lensch from Portland Parks and Recreation.
The PIL dates to 1900, or possibly earlier, according to school records. The first reported football score was in 1900, when Portland High defeated Pacific University 11-0. Portland High, which operated through 1906, became West Side High, then Lincoln High.
Information about the hall and its members is at www.pilhalloffame.org. Nomination forms for future classes also are on the Web site.
2006 PIL Hall of Fame inductees
(With year of graduation, sports played in high school and key achievements)
Kathy Naylor Prenevost, 1975, volleyball (all-PIL; four-year letter winner at Portland State), basketball (all-PIL), named school's athlete of the year
Tom Dodd, 1976, football (two-time all-PIL, all-state), baseball (all-state, all-PIL, led '76 state title team, batting .322, with 20 of 39 hits for extra bases; all-Pac-10 player for Oregon, second team All-American; 11 years pro baseball, including part of one season with the Baltimore Orioles)
Paul Krueger, 1976, baseball (all-PIL, all-state, 17-2 for '76 state title team, shutout in championship game, outstanding player in State-Metro All-Star Series; all-Northwest Conference for Lewis and Clark)
Bruce Nishikawa, 1974, football (all-PIL), wrestling (two-time PIL and state champion, outstanding PIL wrestler, Oregon AAU Triple Crown winner in 1973)
David Pear, 1971, football (all-PIL; MVP at University of Washington; two Pro Bowls and member of Oakland Raiders' 1980 season Super Bowl champions), wrestling (PIL champion), track and field
Rick Raivio, 1975, football (PIL title team), basketball (all-PIL, all-state, played on three PIL championship teams and two state championship teams, led team in scoring as a senior, team went 74-6 over three seasons; three-time all-Western Athletic Conference for University of Portland, two-time All-America honorable mention, 11 years pro in France)
Bob Woodle, 1959, basketball (all-PIL; all-Northwest Conference for Willamette), baseball (all-PIL, team-high .380 average), golf (four state tourneys; all-NWC, Little All-American)
Doug Bashor, 1957, football (all-PIL, all-state, Shrine Game; three letters for Oregon State), wrestling (coached 28 years at Crescent Valley High, member of National High School Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame), baseball, track and field
Milt Fyre, 1959, wrestling (four-time PIL champion, one state title; two-year wrestler at Portland State)
Keith Krafve, 1982, football (all-PIL), basketball (all-PIL), baseball (two-time all-PIL, also all-state; four years at Oregon State, most improved player in 1986)
Dave Long, 1959, basketball (all-PIL), baseball (two-time all-PIL; three years at OSU, all-Pac-8, named by coach Ralph Coleman as best Beaver second baseman in skipper's 36 years)
Katherine Frewing Shallenberger, 1988, volleyball (all-conference for Carleton College), basketball (two-time all-PIL; All-American all-conference for Carleton), tennis, track and field (PIL high jump champion)
Jerry Long, 1943, football (all-PIL, member of '42 PIL title team; three-year letterman at OSU, assistant coach at Grant High, Willamette University, OSU and UCLA, member of OSU Football Hall of Fame)
Bob Lovlien, 1967, football (all-PIL, all-state, National Football Foundation scholar-athlete winner; three-year letterman at Washington), basketball (all-PIL), track and field (PIL high jump champion, second in state)
Ron Nakata, 1957, basketball, swimming (competed for Oregon; member of two world-record relay teams … set record for Masters 65-and-over pentathlon …. won National Senior Golf Association title), baseball (competed for Oregon)
Lou Scrivens, 1947, football (Shrine Game), basketball (three-time all-Northwest Conference for Willamette), baseball (all-PIL, team-high .389 average and 8-0 as pitcher, one no-hitter; all-NWC pitcher and catcher for Willamette)
Art Westcott, 18 years as school principal, football (played for Benson High, University of Portland, member of UP Hall of Fame), president of Oregon School Activities Association Board of Control
Onia Bates, 1967, football (all-PIL, all-state, two-way standout, scored 102 points in '66; played for OSU), track and field (set state records in 100-yard dash and 220-yard dash, finishing in 9.6 and 21.3 seconds, member of state-record 440- and 880-yard relay teams, also went 23-6 in the long jump, the best mark ever at the time; competed for OSU)
Bob 'Jake' Jacoby, 1954, football, basketball, baseball (all-PIL, led league with .591 average, PIL title team member; signed pro contract with Milwaukee)
David Lewis, 1979, football (all-PIL offense and defense, Shrine Game; played for California Golden Bears and four years in NFL), basketball, track and field (state shot put and discus champion in 1979, with marks of 57 feet, 8 1/2 inches and 174-3 … PIL champ in shot, discus and javelin)
Jack Neer, 1951, tennis (state singles champion; undefeated for three years in singles and doubles for University of Portland, NCAA quarterfinalist in 1954; two Oregon state singles titles, three state doubles titles, nine city singles titles, two city doubles titles, ranked No. 1 in Pacific Northwest men's singles from 1967 to 1969)
Ed Rooney, coach, boys basketball (16 years at Grant, four PIL titles, 1969 state championship … also coached St. Helens to 1956 state title …. 418-143 in 24 years as Oregon prep coach; University of Portland women's coach for two years)
Jim Sandsness, 1958, football (Shrine Game; all-Northwest Conference for Linfield College), basketball (member of PIL title team whose only loss was in state final to Klamath Union), baseball (all-PIL, all-state, hit .397 for '58 team that won PIL and state titles; member of Premier Gear national semipro champions)
Michael Bolliger, 1970, football (Shrine Game; played for Oregon), track and field (1970 state shot put champion; three year letterman for Oregon, set Ducks' hammer throw record; third in junior nationals)
Max Anderson, 1952, football (all-PIL, Shrine Game), basketball (two-time all-PIL, all-state, member of '51 state title team), baseball (named outstanding player for Oregon in 1956)
Paul 'Bunny' Bennett, 1936, football (all-PIL, played for City All-Stars in Milk Bowl Championship against state of Washington; all-Northwest Conference and member of two championship teams for Willamette), golf … also coached football, baseball and golf at Franklin, golf at Marshall and football (assistant) at Willamette
Don Johnson, 1944, baseball (two-time all-PIL pitcher, member of '42 PIL title team; played on American Legion state championship team; seven seasons in major leagues, including with the New York Yankees, teammate of Joe DiMaggio, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Willie Mays and others)
Bobby Robinson, 1926, football (all-PIL, PIL title team; second team all-coast halfback for Oregon), basketball, baseball, track and field (PIL title team member, competing in six individual events; set Pacific Coast record in pole vault for Oregon, clearing 13 feet, 1 5/8 inches)
Herb Washburn, 1960, football (all-PIL, all-state, Shrine Game, all-Western United States, member of '57 and '58 state title teams; three-year letterman at OSU, played on 1962 season Liberty Bowl team), basketball (member of '58 PIL title team), baseball (all-PIL, led league in batting, played on '59 state championship team)
Roger Williams, 1953, football (all-PIL, second in league in scoring, outstanding back in Shrine Game; lettered for Lewis and Clark), basketball (all-PIL, second in league in scoring; lettered for L and C), baseball (all-PIL, led league in batting; lettered at L and C).
Tom Becic, 1949, basketball, baseball (all-PIL, played for University of Portland, nine years in pro ball in Cleveland Indians' organization, member of Archer Blower national championship semipro team that also won 16 city and state titles)
Marie Davis, 1995, cross country (state champion in '92, led team to state titles in '94 and '95, set a record on every PIL course on which she competed; All-American for Oregon), track and field (won PIL 1,500- and 3,000-meter titles four times each; All-American for Oregon, won Pac-10 3,000)
Aaron Gross, 1987, basketball, tennis (two-time state singles champion, semifinalist his other two years, No. 1-ranked junior in Pacific Northwest, also won three PIL singles titles and made league finals all four years; lettered for Texas and Washington; 10 years head coach for University of Portland)
Vince Pesky (Paveskovich), 1940, ice hockey (four PIL title teams), baseball (also played four years for University of Portland, signed minor-league contract with New York Yankees) … coached at UP, then taught and coached at Jefferson High and Marshall High, where he later served as vice principal
Bob Signer, 1940, football, baseball (member of American Legion state title team that reached national semifinals) … also coached football for nine years at Lincoln and served there as assistant basketball and assistant baseball coach
Warren Bolin, coach, 37 years in PIL teaching/coaching, coached baseball and football at Washington High from 1948 to 1958, coached football, basketball, wrestling, track and field, and baseball at Madison High from 1959 to 1985 … graduated from Roosevelt High in 1938 with two letters in both football and baseball … lettered two years in football and four years in baseball for Linfield College
Kent Bottenfield, 1986, football (all-PIL, Shrine Game), basketball (all-PIL), baseball (three-time all-PIL, all-state; played eight years in major leagues, made 1999 National League All-Star team, 18-7 for St. Louis Cardinals in 1999)
Greg Shewbert, 1975, football (two-time all-PIL; all-conference for Oregon College of Education, led NAIA in rushing in 1976 and 1977), wrestling (two-time PIL runner-up), track and field (1975 state decathlon champion; two-time NAIA All-American for OCE, two-time NAIA decathlon runner-up)
Don Francin, coach, 25 years as head or assistant coach in boys basketball, track and field, cross country and girls basketball
Nick Jones, 1963, football, basketball (two-time all-PIL and all-state, all-state tourney; two-time all-Pac-8 Conference for Oregon; two years in ABA, three years in NBA), track and field
Kathleen Sherman, 1982, volleyball (two-time all-state, Metro-State all-star), basketball (two-time all-PIL, member of two state championship teams, played in Metro-State all-star game), softball (four-time all-PIL)
Stanley Andersen, 1936, football (two-time all-PIL), basketball, track and field (set PIL and state records in shot put and discus)
Curtis Knight, 1954, football (all-PIL, second in league in scoring, Shrine Game; led Portland State in scoring in two seasons), baseball (catcher on '54 state title team, batting .368), track and field
Jenifer Ferres Trupp, 1991, volleyball, basketball (two-time all-PIL, also all-state; all-conference for Clark College as member of national championship team that went 33-0), track and field (two state meets in javelin)
Curtis Wilson, 1986, football, cross country, basketball (all-PIL; competed for Oregon), track and field (fourth in state 400 meters; competed for Oregon) … coaches cross country and track and field at Roosevelt
Cliff York, 1950, football (all-PIL, Shrine Game; all-league for Vanport College, all-Northwest Conference for Willamette University), baseball (member of 1949 and 1950 state championship teams) … also had 36-year career with Portland Public Schools
Laddy Davis, 1948, football (all-PIL; all-conference for Grays Harbor College), track and field (member of state championship 880-yard relay team)
Ray Hyde, 1950, basketball (all-PIL), baseball (two-time all-PIL, all-state; all-NAIA and all-Northwest Conference for Lewis and Clark College)
Jack Keller, 1946, football (all-PIL; three-year letterman for Oregon, second team all-conference), basketball (all-PIL, member of four PIL title teams, one state title team and one state runner-up, two-time all-state tourney)
Curly Leininger, 1943, basketball (all-PIL; played on McElroy's Ballroom team in late 1940s), baseball (four-time all-PIL)
Roy Pittman, 1962, wrestling (four-year letter winner; organized Peninsula Wrestling Club in 1970, helped coach in 1984 Olympics, National Wrestling Hall of Fame member), baseball
Don Sloan, 1949, football (all-PIL, outstanding player in Shrine Game, member of 1947 PIL title team; three-year letterman for Oregon)
Teri Kramer Huff, 1984, volleyball (three-time all-PIL, two-time all-state; three-year player for Oregon, all-Pac-10, two-time all-Northwest Region; U.S. Volleyball Association All-American in 1991, UO Hall of Fame member)
Gail Meier, 1972, football (all-PIL offense and defense, all-state, National Football Foundation scholar-athlete), basketball, baseball (Metro-State MVP; four-year letterman at OSU, two-time team MVP, all-Pac-8 Northern Division)
Keith Smith, 1986, basketball ('86 state player of the year and national All-American, member of '95 state title team, led state tourney in scoring in '85 and '86; four-year letterman at Cal, all-Pac-10; played on three championship teams in Chinese Basketball Association)
Phil Walden, Lincoln High and University of Portland grad; more than 50 years as teacher, coach and youth advocate; has helped countless at-risk youths develop their skills in basketball, track and field, football and boxing