The Siuslaw High School Hall of Fame committee has announced the individuals and teams that will be joining the HOF during the ninth-annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, set to take place Friday, Aug. 9, at the Florence Events Center.
Those being honored this year will include: Ben Voogd (2006), Jesse Schutte (2006), Scott Parker (1981), Andy Rodet (1992), Raelyn Robinson (2010), Caley Nordahl (2001), Bruce Plaep (1971), the 1996 boys 4x100 relay state championship team, the 1996 and 1997 girls 4x100 relay state championship team(s), and the 1997 boys 4x400 relay state championship team.
- Girls 4x100-meter state champion relay teams for 1996 and 1997 were: Teola Wilkins, Kirsten Daniel, McKenzie McMullen and Alisa Worley.
- Both boys teams relay teams still hold school records. The state champion 4x100 relay team (1996) was: Jeremy Long, Tristan Hartzell, David Richmond and Matt Pearson. The state champion 4x400 team (1997) was: Jon Jensen, Matt Pearson, Aaron Long and David Richmond.
- Ben Voogd (2006) is one of the best high school basketball players in Oregon history. Voogd played four years on varsity at Siuslaw, earning All Sky-Em League honors during all four years and was a three-time All-State Selection. He led the Vikings to three state tournament appearances. He played in the Northwest Shootout All-Star Game, averaged 28 points and 7 assists per game as a junior, then 21 points and 9 assists per game as a senior — including 47 points and 12 assists in a game against Toledo. Voogd was a member of the 2007 LSU team that won the SEC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Final Four, finishing with a No. 3 ranking in the AP Top-25.
- Jesse Schutte (2006) won three individual 3A state golf championships, one of only two high school golfers in Oregon to achieve that distinction. Schutte was also a four-time district champion who led his team to a state title, averaging a score of 70.2 his senior. Schutte finished eighth in the Junior World Championship, was a two-time Oregon team champion in the Junior Americas Cup, and was the youngest-ever participant in the Oregon Classic at the age of 16.
- Scott Parker (1981) was a standout on Siuslaw’s 1981 state 2A championship football team and according to some the best football player to come out of Siuslaw. Parker led the Viks in rushing that season, including 1,085 yards on 115 carries during league play, scoring 16 touchdowns and 102 points leading Siuslaw into the play-offs in 1981 — where they tied for the state 2A title with South Umpqua in a 0-0 stalemate.
- Andy Rodet (1992) won state titles in both the long jump (21-8.5) and triple jump (45-1) his senior year 1992.
- Bruce Plaep (1972) still holds the school record in the shot put (52-1) set in 1972, and once held the school’s discus record (154-6), which is still Siuslaw’s fourth-longest throw in school history. He was a three-sport athlete who also competed in football and basketball.
- Raelyn Robinson (2010) won state titles in cross country and the 1500-meter race in track and field. She was also on three state championship cross country teams for Siuslaw. Robinson still holds the school record in the 1500 meters. At one time, she held the school record in the 800, 1500, 3000 and 5000 (Cross Country). She remains on Siuslaw’s top 10 list in the high jump and qualified for state in it.
- Caley Nordahl (2001) was a three-sport athlete who excelled volleyball, basketball and track. In track, Nordahl competed in four events at the state meet her senior year: the high jump, triple jump, 400 meters and as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team. She graduated holding the school record in the triple jump (35-0), and still holds the second-best mark in the high jump (5-4), 400 meters (59.84) and is remains a member of the third-fastest 4x400 relay team (4:08.7.)
Tickets will be soon be available for those wishing to attend the ceremony, which will also include a full dinner.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Selection to the Hall of Fame is based on at least one of four criteria, including athletic accomplishment during and/or beyond high school; team success or achievement; contribution to the athletic program and its success as a private citizen; as an outstanding district employee; or academic achievement beyond high school.
For more information on the Siuslaw Hall of Fame or this year’s induction ceremony, visit the HOF Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/SiuslawHOF.