New Camas Athletic Hall of Fame inductees announced

Event will correspond with the opening of the new Doc Harris Stadium

On Saturday, Sept. 18, starting at 6:30 p.m., members of the 2010 Camas Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducted at Camas High School.

Tickets to the event are available for $25. Checks made payable to the “Camas Athletic Booster Club” should be mailed to P.O. Box 710, Camas, WA 98607.

Here are the 2010 inductees:

Marv Bergman

As a three-year starter for the Papermakers in football, Bergman played center and defensive end between 1952 and 55. He earned first team all-state honors in his senior year, before continuing his football career at the University of Washington. Bergman was drafted into the National Football League by the Los Angeles Rams.

Michael DeVaney

A standout pitcher and hitter in baseball, DeVaney also played basketball and golf for the Papermakers between 1997 and 2000. After pitching for Concordia University, he was drafted by the New York Mets and went on to win the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year award.

John Henriksen

Henriksen helped lead the Papermakers to the state tournament in basketball in 1961 and 62, earning all-league, all-district and all-state recognition as a senior. He also attended Clark College, and was a two-year starter for Willamette University.

Troy Minder

Between 1982 and 85, Minder lettered for four years in baseball, three years in football and two years in basketball at CHS. He played baseball at Spokane Falls Community College and Portland State University, before playing a year in Single A with the Bend Bucks, of the Northwest League. Minder was inducted to the Spokane Falls Athletic Hall of Fame, as a member of the 1987 baseball team that won the conference championship.

Shelly Sanford Ross

Ross played four sports in Camas between 1982 and 85, but she excelled in track and field. She captured a state championship in the javelin during her sophomore year, and went on to become an All-American thrower at the University of Washington. She also competed at the Olympic Trials in 1988 and 1992.

Dennis Straub

Straub played baseball for the Papermakers between 1956 and 59. He also attended Clark College and Oregon State University, and played baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies organization for three years.

Dana Thomas Brandt

Brandt was a high jumper for the Papermakers between 1979 and 1982. She is the first scholar athlete to be inducted into the Camas Hall of Fame. She qualified for state in the high jump during her junior and senior year. Her record high jump of 5 feet, 4 inches has been tied by two other CHS athletes, but has yet to be broken.

The 1957 football team

The team captured the Southwest Washington League Championship, with a record of 8-1. Defensively, these Papermakers gave up the fewest points of any Camas team between 1924 and 1986. Six players made the all-league first team and two were honorable mention.

Coach Dutch Schultz

During his 13 years of coaching CHS football, Schultz compiled a record of 75 wins, 37 losses and 11 ties. He led the Papermakers to a league title in 1957.

Hall of Fame committee members Russ Barber, Bob Foster, Steve Hagensen, Michael Kelly, Denny Huston, Bryan McGeachy, Wayne Rash, Tom Wallenborn, Mary Weishaar, Roger Knapp and Terry Cavender selected the 2010 inductees.

These people will be recognized during halftime of the Sept. 17 football game between Camas and Columbia River high schools. It is the first game scheduled at the newly renovated Doc Harris Stadium.

Inductees are asked to send a short bio about their high school career to Hall of Fame Chair Marcia Johnson, at marcia.johnson@camas.wednet.edu. She is looking for help contacting family members of coach Schultz and the 1957 football team.

For more information, contact Johnson at 833-7402.

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