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This category seeks to recognize "Outstanding achievement by a varsity level team in a single season."

 

 


2013 Inductees

1939 Swim Team

 

UNDEFEATED!! A school of dolphins achieved the goal, coveted by every swim team since the beginning of the tides. This was a record obtained through devotion, striving, humor, and Mickey Mouse (the mascot). This was a tremendous accomplishment, a first in the history of R.A. Long. The girls swam with unity and joy. No matter what the occasion, there was always a song to fit it. From a team of 27, six girls qualified for state Individually and as a team, and acquired 9th place. In district 4th place, was achieved by 17 girls, “It was fun, because you meet a lot of new people”, was the consensus of the team. Ms. Lancaster was impressed with the girls overall team spirit and as a whole the team did very well to place where they did. Per the girls, “What we liked best was the rooting for the team and wanting everyone to win more than we did ourselves.” This team did something that has not been repeated or duplicated since 1971.

  • Cathy Bean
  • Tracy Gravelle
  • Carla Mealy
  • Robin Brinkerhoff
  • Becky Winiger
  • Val Hirsch
  • Sandy Stiles
  • Susan Davis
  • Pam Mealy
  • Charlene Mansfield
  • Jackie French (deceased)
  • Cathy Morrill
  • Cheryl Walther
  • Vickie Philbrook
  • Nan Leuschel
  • Kim Hegedus
  • Marilyn Hill
  • Karen Gross
  • Kit Furness
  • Jan Cox
  • Joann Peppers
  • Cindy Cole
  • Nancy Krall
  • Dawn Bishop
  • Ms. Jean Lancaster (Coach)
  • Theresa Wood (Manager)

2012 Inductees

1939 Swim Team

 

This group of young men managed to do something that no other swim team from R'A' Long has ever been able to duplicate. That is to have an undefeated season that culminated at the state championship meet. This team practiced and competed at the YMCA 20 yard pool because the high school pool wasn't completed until 1940. The mermen as they were called defeated the following teams, Stadium and Lincoln High schools of Tacoma, Aberdeen, Everett, Vancouver and Port Angeles. They earned every cup given as well as to take first place in four events and set two new state records at the state meet.

 

  • Guy Anderson
  • Jack Wilson
  • Walt Dibble
  • Bill Gaudette
  • Cy Bowers
  • Harvey Culbertson
  • Wilard (Wink) Lamb
  • Louie LeMuiex
  • Kozuo Ono
  • Mel Johnson
  • Millard Lamb
  • Ray Wakefield
  • Sulo Si Saari (Coach)
  • John Erickson (Faculty Advisor)
 

1952 Football Team

Nine wins and one loss was the amazing record compiled by the 1952 Longview Lumberjacks, coached Buck Hammer and Tiz Miller. During the football season the'Jacks' were only beaten once by Aberdeen in the S.W. Washington conference. This amazing team also set three new records and tied another in their quest for victory. Two of the three records were set in the game with Vancouver when the 'Jacks' amassed a total of 57 points, which topped the previous record of 47, and had a winning margin of 50 points which topped the previous record of 48. The other record was amassing 215 points for six games, which beat the old record of 158 points set by Vancouver in 1941. The record that was tied was the combined score of 64 points that occurred in the Vancouver game. The senior backfield on this team was outstanding and included Marsh, Anderson, Vestal and Earnest. The line was a powerhouse with Hartshorn, Grumbois, Day, Masterson, Christian, Nelson and Smith. Eight players on the 1952 Lumberjack team were named to the all-conference teams. First team honors went to Howard Hartshorn, Gene Grumbois, Gary Earnest and Chuck Marsh. Named to the second team were Dallas Vestal, Dale Smith, John Masterson and Dick Day. LeRoy Nelson received honorable mention.
 
  • Bob Anderson - Sr
  • Don Armstrong - Soph
  • Bob Austreng - Jr
  • Bill Baker - Jr
  • Chuck Barrett - Jr
  • Vernon Bergquist - Sr
  • Rene Bertheau - Soph
  • Bill Campbell - Sr
  • Ken Chisholm - Jr
  • Terry Christian - Jr
  • Bob Clark - Jr
  • Bob Davis - Jr
  • Dick Day - Jr
  • Gary Earnest - Sr
  • Sonny Estes - Soph
  • Gene Grumbois - Sr
  • Roy Hagel - Jr
  • Jim Handy - Jr
  • Howard Hartshom - Sr
  • John Hastings- Jr
  • Wally Hazen -  Jr
  • Frank Hickman - Jr
  • Bill Kendrick - Sr
  • Wayne Lee - Jr
  • Jack Luther - Jr
  • Dick Mackey - Soph
  • Chuck Marsh - Sr
  • Jim Martinovich - Jr
  • John Masterson - Sr
  • Ron Monroe - Jr
  • LeRoy Nelson - Sr
  • Lyle Peterson - Jr
  • Jim Reichstein - Jr
  • Dick Robinson - Sr
  • Roy Shill - Jr
  • Harry Shuler - Soph
  • Chuck Slater - Jr
  • Dale Smith -Sr
  • Stan Spaks - Sr
  • Curtis Strong - Jr
  • Jerry Tinker - Jr
  • Pat Trotter - Sr
  • Dallas Vestal - Sr
  • Larry Wall - Sr
  • Ken White - Sr
  • Bob Willis - Sr
  • Darold Crawford (Manager)
  • Arnold Goldberg (Manager)
  • Tom Peterson (Manager)
  • Tom Riffe (Manager)
  • Buck Hammer (Coach)
  • Tiz Miller (Asst. Coach)

 


2010 / 2011 Inductees

The Hall of Fame Committee, after consulting with members of the community, determined that the moving the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to the spring would better serve the RAL community. The late fall/early winter ceremonies of earlier years caused some travel difficulty for inductees, their family, and friends.

1983 Girls Volleyball State Champion Team

Experience and enthusiasm are two words that best describe the 1983 Lumberjill volleyball team. With the return of eight letterwomen including five outstanding seniors, the Lumberjills had hoped to challenge their third St. Helens Conference Title. They began the 1983 season with a 30 game league winning streak and ended the season still counting at 44. In their four years at R.A. Long the seniors registered 50 league wins and zero losses. Led by returning all conference players Anne Armstrong, LeAnn Coates and Jennifer Rooklidge they had hoped to duplicate their 1982 season. Instead they had the best season in the history of R.A. Long High School. They were first in the league, first in the district, first in the Lumberjill Invitational and of course first in the state. Five of the players were named to the All Conference Team; Sheryl Peterson, LeAnn Coates, Anne Armstrong, Jennifer Rooklidge and Amy Earnest. The coach Bill Marshall was inducted in the R.A. Long Hall of Fame in 1997 and The Washington Volleyball Coaches Hall of Fame in 2008.
  • Anne Armstrong
  • Suzanne Barnes
  • LeAnn Coates
  • Amy Earnest
  • Andrea Gallagher
  • Judy Galovin
  • Brenda Grimes
  • Pam McNamara
  • Sheryl Peterson
  • Mary Beth Rheaume
  • Jennifer Rooklidge
  • Donna Smith
  • Bill Marshall (Head Coach)
  • Susan Meyers (Assistant Coach)
  • Shelli Konopaski (Student Manager)

2009 Inductees

1967 Boy's Football - "The Red Mob"

  • John Aasen
  • Larry Anderson
  • Pat Ball
  • Scott Brannon
  • Pat Brett
  • Joseph Briggs
  • Mike Burckhardt
  • Mike Butler
  • Lyle Culkins
  • Danny Davis
  • Lanny Davis
  • Pat Donahue
  • Bob Fitzsimmons
  • Robin Fujiura
  • Doug Hall
  • Bill Hecker
  • Rick Hetherington
  • Gary Huntington
  • Gordon Jensen
  • Mark LaFountaine
  • Greg LaRoy
  • Rick LaRoy
  • Bill Lockman
  • Terry Lowe
  • Steve Manners
  • Kurt Matter
  • Daryl McCallum
  • Rick McCardell
  • Bruce McLean
  • Dave Mercer
  • Rich Miller
  • Scott Netling
  • Jim Newman
  • Chris Phillips
  • Mike Polis
  • David Rastovski
  • Mike Roeder
  • Pat Sari
  • Gerald Schroeder
  • Tom Spellmeyer
  • Bob Spellmeyer
  • Scott Studley
  • Steve Vogel
  • Steve Washburn
  • Donn Whitten
  • Tom Windus
  • Mike Woods
  • Sandy deCarteret (Head Coach)
  • Dwight Cranston (Assistant Coach)
  • Jerry Kappenman (Assistant Coach)
  • Jim Lewis (Assistant Coach)
  • David Straub (Assistant Coach)
  • Pat Bryant (Team Manager)

1981 Girl's Basketball - State Champions

  • Joanne Childers
  • Teresa Kimble
  • Sherry Cole
  • Carol Murphy
  • Mary Cranston
  • Amy Norquist
  • Kelly Davis
  • Martha Olson
  • Jodi Easley
  • Renee Rakoz
  • Bonnie Hargand
  • Debbie Wolcott
  • Gayle Hermanson

1947 Football - State Champions (Unofficial)

  • Buck Hammer (Coach)
  • John Adams
  • Pete Ballode
  • Harold Benton
  • Fred Bovce
  • Bernard Donahue
  • Bob Dunbar
  • Jim Evans
  • Jim Fahlstrom
  • Leo Gilnett
  • Elmer Glasser
  • Bob Hadley
  • Johnny Hammer
  • LeRoy Hart
  • Ray Karnofski
  • Jack Larson
  • Ted Lindsey
  • Lelan Loren
  • Fred Lowe
  • Ray Lowery
  • Bill Millett
  • Jim Milne
  • Arlen Moore
  • Dick Price
  • Chuck Ruth
  • Waunie St. Germain
  • Jim Schweitzer
  • Dick Scott
  • Dick Shern
  • Carl Simpson
  • Bob Strom
  • Bill Sudar
  • Darold Talley
  • Jerry Whiton

1930 Football - State Champions

  • Ted Rohwer (Coach)
  • Corp Alldredge
  • Bob Beach
  • Alvin Coates
  • Ray East
  • Chuck Eslick
  • Gene Eversole
  • Cecil Fugitt
  • John Fugitt
  • Bob Goodrich
  • Bob Hart
  • Harvey Hawkins
  • Everett Hess
  • Ted Kitchen
  • Joe Krivanek
  • Jim Lawrence
  • Ralph Lindsay
  • Wilson McCullouch
  • Allan McIvor
  • Jay Miller
  • Stan Monge
  • Mike Nelson
  • Marvin Palmer
  • Dan Phillips
  • Emary Piper
  • Walt Piper
  • Tom Potts
  • Gene Rice
  • Sammy Simpson
  • Marvin Stewart
  • Chet Tannehill