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Jun 14, 2020




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  • Thank You to our Sponsors

    Thank You to our Donors – In Memory of Roy Love

    Patrick & Anne Barry

    Gary & Joanne Bishop

    Mike & Gayle Clopton

    Jeff & Mary Dunn

    Carol Gatto

    Shirley McIntyre

    Jim & Bev Ruggles

    Bob & Louise Scruggs

    Dee Wolfe – In Honor of Jack Bertell –


    Opening Comments



    Inductions and Recognition of New Members - Jefferson - Benson - Grant - Madison - Roosevelt - Cleveland - Lincoln - Washington - Jackson - Franklin - Wilson - Marshall

    Closing Comments


    On behalf of the Portland Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Association’s Board of Directors, I welcome you to the 32nd Portland Interscholastic League Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.

    We are here tonight to honor Athletes from decades past who have enhanced the storied history of the PIL. While our founding dates back to 1900, our first HOF induction was in 1982. Just under 1,000 Athletes, Coaches and Administrators of the Portland Public Schools have been inducted into our Hall of Fame.

    Our mission is to recognize the past and honor the present accomplishments of great Athletes, Coaches and Administrators of the PIL. In so doing, the PIL Hall of Fame has become a visible support to the present 9 schools comprising the PIL.

    During the past year, the Association, which consists of a 29-member Board of Directors, has sponsored the PIL Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and the PIL Hall of Fame Mel Krause Memorial Golf Tournament in September at Broadmoor Golf Course. The Association also has secured a sponsorship from The Harold and Margaret Taylor Foundation. Funds received from this sponsor, along with donations and monies from fundraising events, are used to provide financial support for the athletic programs in the 9 PIL High Schools.

    The PIL Hall of Fame will continue to reach out for additional sponsorships, enhance its Golf Tournament and solicit the support of more former PIL Athletes as it strives to assist the 6,000-plus Student-Athletes in the Portland Interscholastic League.

    Congratulations to the Induction Class of 2019 and thank you to all of those in attendance for making this special event one that we will all remember.

    John Dunn President, Board of Directors Portland Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Association

  • SELECTION COMMITTEE BENSON Bill Ranta, Chair CLEVELAND Odis Avritt FRANKLIN Scott Santangelo GRANT Diallo Lewis JACKSON Kent Dorsey JEFFERSON Murray Todd LINCOLN Jeff Peeler MADISON Dave Gasser MARSHALL Ken Trapp ROOSEVELT Kerry Biermann, Ed deFreitas WASHINGTON WILSON Mike Nolan

    SELECTION PROCESS The Selection Committee consists of representatives from each of the 9 current Portland High Schools, plus the closed High Schools of Adams, Jackson, Marshall, Sabin and Washington. Nominations are generated and received by these representatives and they vote on the entire list of nominees.

    BANQUET COMMITTEE Jack Bertell – Event Coordination John Dunn – Master of Ceremonies Marilyn Olson – Table Decorations Bob Woodle – Inductee Bio Compilation Cathy Strong Rhodes – Inductee Bio Compilation Dennis Maloney – Inductee Photos Teri Bertell Hildreth – Program Design & Production



    Odis Avritt Bill Booth Steve Brandon  Mike Bubalo Blake Byrne Jack Cain Mike Clopton  Paul Cook Ed deFreitas  Jeff Erdman  Greg Franks  Dave Gasser John Harding Ed Harnden Mick Hergert Jay Johnson Mike Keller Dennis Maloney  Jim Pasero Bruce Plato  Bill Ranta  Joel Roth  Steve Rudolph  Dee Wolfe

    Marshall Haskins, PPS Liaison 

    ADVISORY COMMITTEE Terrell Brandon Gay Davis Harry Demorest Harry Glickman Peter Jacobsen June Jones Nate Jones Paul Linnman Dale Murphy Tom Trebelhorn Bill Wiitala Rick Wise

    PIL HALL OF FAME c/o Jack Bertell 9355 SW Camille Terrace Portland, OR 97223 The Portland Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, established to recognize and support athletic and academic development. Contributions are 100% tax-deductible. Tax ID #93-1289822.

    PIL WEBSITES PIL Hall of Fame Information PIL District Athletic Schedules

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    John Aust Career Highlights A very deserving historical sports researcher, writer and analyst, John M. Aust is a 1962 graduate of Jefferson. His athletic career was launched as a Freshman in Football and Track at Jeff, but discovery of a heart valve problem caused him to shift emphasis from the playing field to record keeping, an interest ignited as a 7th grader in 1957. Jefferson honored him in 2009 as “one of a hundred” outstanding alumni for his documentation in detail of 100 years of Jefferson Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track.

    In 1999 he turned his attention to the entire Portland Interscholastic League, spending countless hours transcribing from microfiche league standings and Boys’ All-Star Teams in the 4 sports dating back to 1901. He served 15 years as Jefferson’s representative to the PIL Hall of Fame Selection Committee. When he retired from that post in 2017 he left copies of his research for his committee colleagues from the other schools to assist in their documentation of future inductees.

    John was able to play City League football from 1963- 1971 and coached 9 seasons in Pop Warner Football at the 6th through 8th grade levels in the Adams High and Whitaker Middle School areas. For 20 years he was a voting member of the State of Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. He retired after 40 years with Northwest Packing Co. of the Port of Vancouver.

    This award is in honor of long-time President of the PIL Hall of Fame, Roy Love. The Executive Committee voted to name the previously named Merit Award the Roy Love Distinguished Service Award. Roy passed away in June of 2019 at the age of 82.

    Love served tirelessly for 11 of the 30 years of Inductions, serving as President from 2004-2014. He was a star Baseball Pitcher at both Cleveland High School and Portland State University. He won 5 conference titles as PSU’s Baseball Coach from 1962-74 and served as Athletic Director for the Vikings from 1971-1986. He was a member of the Hall of Fame at Cleveland, the PIL, PSU and the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.

    past service award recipients Barrett, Don ✦ 2008

    Carl Cadonau Family 2011

    Daniels, Norm 2009

    Flink, Kevin 2018

    Gago, Joyce 2013 Gemma, Dave 2011

    Hennessy, Richard “Dick” 2018

    Jaynes, Dwight 2017

    Kreiger Family, Broadmoor Golf Club 2011 Krohn, Larry 2008

    Olson, Marilyn 2015 Vavrek, Gordon 2005

    Walden, Phil 2006 Watt, Jan 2009 Wight, George 2010 Wiitala, Bill 2004

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    Danny Mwanga 2008 Soccer

    High School Honors 2 Soccer letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Junior and Senior; 1st Team All-State as Senior, 2nd Team as Junior. PIL and State Player of the Year as Senior; scored 53 goals in 9 games as Senior.

    Post High School Career Oregon State University; 2 letters in Soccer, Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year 2008 and Pac-10 Conference Player of the Year 2009. 2nd Team All-America in 2009. #1 pick in 2010 MLS, drafted by Philadelphia; 2012-2013 with the Portland Timbers. Prior to a sidelining injury in 2018, played with Colorado, Orlando, New York, Tampa Bay, Ottawa and Thailand. Presently a free agent, expecting to resume professional career.

    Greg Brinkley 1971 Football, Baseball

    High School Honors 2 Football letters. 1st Team All-PIL as Senior, Wide Receiver on PIL Championship Team; Honorable Mention All-State; Howard Cherry Award winner.

    2 Baseball letters. 2nd Team All-PIL Outfielder as Senior; top hitter on Jefferson Babe Ruth All-Star Team that won District, 2nd in State in 1968.

    Post High School Career Treasure Valley CC, 1 Baseball letter, drafted by San Francisco Giants in 14th round in 1973. Played for Portland Mavericks in 1975. Played Semi-Pro Baseball; umpired Baseball and Softball for High School and College games. Career in business administration and TV communications.

    Steve Sherrill 1969 Football, Wrestling, Baseball

    High School Honors 3 Football letters. 1st Team All-PIL Linebacker as Senior.

    2 Wrestling letters.

    3 Baseball letters. 2nd Team All-PIL Catcher as Senior; North/South All-Star Team as Senior.

    Post High School Career Grays Harbor JC, 1 year of Football. Pacific University, 3 years of Football, 1st Team All-NWC and Little All-NW as Senior. 4 years as Baseball Catcher, 3 years All-NWC, 2 years All-District and POY and MVP as Senior, and 1st Team NAIA All-American. Drafted by St. Louis Cardinals; St. Petersburg/Sarasota, 1973. BA Degree Pacific; MA Degree from Central Washington University. Taught PE K-12 from 1975 to present. Athletic AD for 25 years. Coaching records: Baseball 145-100, Basketball 296-105, Football 51-20-1. In 28th year of K-5 PE at Cle Elum-Roslyn Elementary in Washington.

    K’Zell Wesson 1995 Football, Basketball

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