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Sports teams and athletes across the district have heard their fabled stories. Now the tales will come to life and be celebrated at the districts 3rd Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in October

Seven people and two teams will be honored Oct. 27 with video reviews of their accomplishments and on-stage interviews with these legendary figures when the induction ceremony gets underway at 7 p.m. at the Paul Shaghoian Theater.

The inductees and their categories are:

Football player after the hikeDavid Lewis

Decade: Pre 1960’s/1960’s/1970’s

(Clovis High) Football and basketball as a Cougar. All-Conference quarter back at Stanford. Drafted by New York Giants and also played for the Bengals. Led the NFL in punting for two seasons.

 


Janet Yarbrough

Decade: Pre 1960’s/1960’s/1970’s

(Clovis) Standout track star, four-time NYL champion; a section champion, state champion and an all-time record holder in low hurdles and long jump at DeAnza College; and an all-time record holder in long jump at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Coach Moser looking on fieldSteve Mosher

Decade: 1980’s/1990’s/2000’s

(Clovis West High) Legendary water polo coach. During his tenure, Clovis West won 14 section titles and 10 runner-up finishes. Overall record was 795-355-1.

 

Photo of Baseball Player swingingMcKay Christensen

Decade: 1990’s

(Clovis West) Football and baseball as Golden Eagle. Northern California Football Player of the Year, CalHi Sports Mr. California Baseball and CalHi Sports California Athlete of the Year. Played eight seasons in Major League Baseball with the White Sox, Dodgers and Mets.

Head Shot of Battles

 

 

Marian Battles

Decade: 1990’s/2000’s

(Buchanan High) Girls volleyball coach. With 11 conference titles and seven section titles at Buchanan. Overall game record 378-83.

 

Hastrup smiling in front of poolKristen Hastrup

Decade: 2000’s

(Clovis West) Swimming sensation. Eight-time individual section champion and eight-time relay section champion; she was a 15-time high school All-American; member of four section championship teams. Three-time NCAA All-American at Auburn University.

Football team photo

 

 

1993 Clovis West High Football Team

Clovis West’s 1993 football team went undefeated 14-0, were the Central Section Champion and was ranked No. 8 in the nation by USA Today.

 

 

team photo of cross country runner1994 Buchanan High Girls Cross Country

The Buchanan High 1994 girls cross country team accomplished a first when it became the only cross country team in the district to win the state championship.

 

 

Photo of Baseball Player Fibber kneelingSatoshi “Fibber” Hirayama

Doc Buchanan Award

Satoshi “Fibber” Hirayama worked for the district from 1965 to 1991 as a teacher, principal and administrator. He was the first Japanese-American to play baseball for the Japan Major League and was a two-time All-Star. The baseball great, who spent three years in an internment camp as a youngster, was a standout baseball and football player at Fresno State. He was the first three-year All League Baseball Player at Fresno State. He played for the Saint Louis Browns in the minors before being drafted into the Army. During his time with Clovis Unified, he was an active supporter of athletics.