Six years ago, Marcia Johnson, of the Camas High School Athletics Department, thought it would be a good idea to honor past CHS athletes for their achievements. So, she did just that and organized the Camas High School Hall of Fame. Well, it wasn’t that easy, but through her leadership and a host of volunteers they pulled it off.
The first inductees, in 2008, were the 1937 CHS football team and every two years, the school honors past athletes who have participated in Varsity sports at the school.
“We put on a dinner and an excellent program at the school,” says Johnson. “It takes eight months to prepare and to decide who to induct. We look at scholar athletes and those who have done something extra for the community.”
The school also has a Hall of Honor for non-athletes who have had major contributions to local athletics.
This year’s event will occur on September 29 and the inductees are announced during the half-time at the CHS football game.
“It’s a top notch affair that is sponsored by the Camas Athletics Boosters,” said Johnson.
This year, the school is accepting nominations through April 30th. Contact Marcia Johnson at 360-833-5760 or email her at Marcia.email@example.com for your application.
Some past inductees
Gary Ostenson (1963-65): Basketball: third highest season point average in 1965; fourth highest season average in 1964; second career highest average per game; Football: 3 year starter on defense; league champion sophomore year. Track: 2 year varsity letter winner. Received scholarship to
for basketball. Currently resides in University of Washington and is a Dentist. Vancouver
Ed Huston (1965-67): Basketball: Leading scorer in 1966 and 1967; second highest points in one game in 1966; highest single season average in 1967; career highest points; second in field goal percentage; state leading scorer in 1967; played at University of Puget Sound. Currently resides in
and is in real estate. Vancouver
Bill Bradley (1977-1980): Three time State Champion in wrestling. Attended North
Idaho Junior Collge and Northern Montana. Currently resides in . Lake Stevens, WA
Tom Wallenborn (1954-56): Basketball - Second highest single game total in 1956; second highest season average per game in 1955; third highest career average per game; team leading scorer in 1955 and 1956.
Don Gigler (1936-38): Football – Known as the scoring machine on the football teams of 1936 and 1937. Led Papermakers to victory over Vancouver High on Thanksgiving Day in 1937 by scoring 2 touchdowns in the final minutes of the game with a score of 18-14. Scored a total of 135 points for Camas in 1937.
Bob Shafer (1935): All around gifted athlete. Football – Quarterback; Basketball Team, 1934/35; Baseball team 1934/35. Attended
on a baseball scholarship. Also participated in golf, tennis and swimming. University of Washington
Glenn Hartman (1972-75): Wrestling: Finished high school career with a record of 73-3. Stands among the top 5 of wrestling records “most wins”. Traveled to
Japan on the Wrestling Team in 1974. All-American award recipient as an individual and team. Scholarship to Washington State . Lives in Camas and works with the University of Iowa . Camas School District
Dennis Huston: (1956-59): Basketball: All league All Star. Coached at U of
Washington, Western Washington, Assistant Coach at U of Wyoming, Stanford and Head Coach at . Currently lives in Camas. Weber State
Marianne Gerde (1988-1992): All around athlete in basketball, track, soccer and volleyball. Basketball: Averaged double figures on varsity for three years, Greater St. Helens League team for 2 years, selected as the Columbian Newspaper’s “super five” her senior year, selected to “all State West team”. Track; Javelin, shot put and discus. 1992 was league and district champion in discus. Currently lives in
and works for Boeing. Seattle
Annie Arndt Sumpter (1974-77): Tennis: Won 1977 individual WIAA State Tennis Championship while earning enough points, by herself, to bring home the team trophy as well. Attended
and played varsity tennis. Currently lives in Camas, works with the University of Washington and is a coach for the CHS Women’s tennis team. Camas School District
TEAM: 1937 FOOTBALL: Don Gigler, John Gfeller, Frank McKever, Fred Parsons, Harry Rietze, Emmett Scott, Tom Barker, Waldon Dailey, Hugh Knapp, Marvin Leathlean, Leslie Ludahl, Warren McNett, Clayton Myers, George Repman, Ben Straub, Bob Williams, Cliff Woodman, Albert Craig, DeForrest Hobson, Ray Hobson, Bud Meyers, Tracy Murphy, Jim Newquist, Ray O’Dell, Howard Olson, Omar Rhode, and Harold Robertson. Coached by Walter Erikson.
1969 FOOTBALL: SWW AA League Champions
COACH: CHARLIE HINDS (WRESTLING): Most wins by a wrestling coach in Camas history. Coached several athletes to state titles.
HALL OF HONOR: DOC HARRIS