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Welcome

Welcome! The R. A. Long High School Alumni Association began in 2002 with just a few people gathering to answer the question "Wouldn't it be nice to form an alumni association to maintain contact amongst the generations of R. A. Long students and to benefit the school and current students in some way?" This small group researched, planned, and registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington. The Association is also a non-profit organization under the IRS 501(c)(3).

Board Meeting

May
29
2018
Date
Tue, 29 May 2018 at 06:00 PM PDT
Location
RAL Teachers Lounge

The Board of Directors will meet at R. A. Long High School in the Teachers Lounge (across from the back door to the Jack Shack).

Board Meeting

Apr
17
2018
Date
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 at 06:00 PM PDT
Location
RAL Teachers Lounge

The Board of Directors will meet at R. A. Long High School in the Teachers Lounge (across from the back door to the Jack Shack).

1982 1600 Meter Relay Team (Track) (Boys) - State Champion

Mar
23
2018
Name
1982 1600 Meter Relay Team (Track) (Boys) - State Champion
Category
HoF Team
Class
1982
Induction Year
2018

Once was not good enough for the R.A. Long boys' 1600 meter relay team at the Class AA state track and field meet in Tacoma in May of 1982.  In the morning prelims of the 1600 relay, the Lumberjack quartet broke the school record. A few hours later, the Jack 4 did it again with a time of 3 minutes, 22.5 seconds capturing the state championship.  
     

1975 Wrestling Team - State Seventh Place

Mar
23
2018
Name
1975 Wrestling Team - State Seventh Place
Category
HoF Team
Class
1975
Induction Year
2018

The 1974-75 wrestling team was one of R.A. Long’s finest.  The team led by R.A. Long grad and legend Fred Kalal, finished 7th at the state meet held in Vancouver, Washington. The Jacks had many experienced wrestlers on the squad.

1974 Basketball (Boys) - League and District Champion

Mar
23
2018
Name
1974 Basketball (Boys) - League and District Champion
Category
HoF Team
Class
1974
Induction Year
2018

Pundits perused the R.A. Long boys' basketball roster in 1973-74 and surmised that this had the makings of a pretty solid team.

Then real life set in. Before the Lumberjacks even touched the practice floor, their season seemed doomed. Injuries to starting center Dean Hawley and key reserve Greg Price transformed RAL from a solid squad to a shaky one. The Jacks were a 747 without a pilot. Perhaps the Jacks could stay airborne long enough for the gimpy to return. More likely, however, the Jacks seemed destined to crash and burn.

1939 Football Team - League Champion

Mar
23
2018
Name
1939 Football Team - League Champion
Category
HoF Team
Class
1939
Induction Year
2018

The 1939 football team earned high accolades by being voted the number one football team in the state of Washington by the Seattle Post Intelligencer and sports writer Harold Shaw. This mythical state title was awarded the Monday following Longview and Kelso’s Thanksgiving football contest won by Kelso 6-0. The Lumberjacks and Hilanders tied for the league championship with a six win, one loss record. These ratings with only three people barely over six feet tall, the Lumberjacks played with tenacity, hard work, and were based on a “strength” of schedule and percentage basis.

Dave Rastovski (1969) - Football, Track

Mar
23
2018
Name
Dave Rastovski
Category
HoF Individual
Class
1969
Induction Year
2018

Dave Rastovski was raised in Longview. He attended C.V.G. and Kessler elementary schools, Monticello Jr. High and R.A. Long High School. At R.A. Long he was a three sport varsity letter winner. Dave received seven varsity letters. On the football team Dave was a two year starter in the defensive backfield, earning all-conference recognition his senior year. As a senior, he was the starting quarterback as well being a co-captain

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