A-C Inductees

George Anderson

Graduating Class of 1925

Every state tournament when you start to thumb through the tournament program, you quickly came across the name of Astoria High School player George Anderson, who is listed twice on early all tournament teams. You won’t be the first to mutter – who in the heck is George Anderson! The following text will introduce you to Anderson and his hoop honors while wearing the gold clad uniform of Astoria and why he is a member the Astoria High School Hall of Fame. More

Bobby Anet

Graduating Class of 1935

When you stand just 5-foot-8 and your high school basketball team has played 117 games and your career high is eight points, you probably didn't figure much in the 102 victories your team racked up in those 117 outings. Not only did Bobby Anet contribute, but he took it to an extreme. Anet was the spark that ignited John Warren's cagers into the storied tradition that still is in place today. During his junior and senior seasons, Anet led Astoria High School to back-to-back state hoop championships. The Fishermen would register records of 35-4 and 40-4. (More)

Assistant Coaches

There have never been four more deserving coaches to be inducted into the AHS Hall of Fame than Loren Bruner, Bob Landwehr, Mark Fick and Todd Barnes. These four individuals were assistant coaches for a combined total of 108 years, an average of 27 years per coach. None of them ever worried about the winning or losing of a game, only about teaching the fundamentals, sportsmanship, team play, playing all players in every game and developing outstanding student athletes. (More)

Brian Babbitt

Graduating Class of 1985

It would be difficult to find a person that has given more time and energy to the Astoria High Athletic Department than Brian Babbitt. Brian began giving his time and energy to the school’s Athletic Department in the Fall of 1981 as a member of the Fishermen Freshmen Football Team. Four years later he could boast of being one of Astoria High’s premier three sport student-athletes. In his senior year, he was named to the 1st team All-League Team. He was voted by his teammates as the Gordon Scott Most Outstanding Player (MVP), and he represented Astoria High and the state of Oregon in the Class 3A All-Star Game. (More)

Andre Baugh

Graduating Class of 1973

During his senior year, Andre broke the Fisherman school record for 100 yards twice, with a best of 9.9 seconds. He also broke the school 220-yard dash record twice with a best of 22.4, accomplished at the District Championships. As of this date, both records still stand. He also anchored the Fishermen quarter mile relay team to a then school record of 44.5. At the 1973 Coast Valley League District Championships, Andre received All-League Honors for winning both the 100 and 220-yard races, and anchored both the 440 and mile relays which helped lead the Fishermen team to third place. (More)

Elliot Becken

Graduating Class of 1935

In three years as a hard hitting guard for the John Warren-coached football team, Becken helped the Fishermen garner a 19-5-3 win-loss mark. In his sophomore year, Astoria reeled off a 7-0-2 record, shutting out seven foes. After his outstanding career at Astoria High School, the talented Becken would continue his education and athletic endeavors at Salem’s Willamette University. From the time he first walked on the Willamette campus, Becken would become a Bearcat starter as a lineman. Listed as a 185-pounder, Becken earned All-Conference honors and was selected as Willamette’s MVP in his sophomore season. (More)

Robert Bergstrom

Graduating Class of 1933

Bob Bergstrom was never known as a musician, but it seemed he was always playing second fiddle during his high school and college athletic career to a longtime teammate, Wally Palmberg. Bergstrom and Palmberg were both members of the class of 1932. On the basketball court, Bergstrom took a back seat to the All-American, Palmberg, but in this hoop crazy town, it was Bergstrom’s other athletic achievements that earned him a spot in this hall of fame and accomplishments at the college level. (More)

Max Bigby

Max helped bring soccer into the lineup of sponsored sports at Astoria High School. He began coaching soccer in the sport’s formative years at AHS beginning in the fall of 1987. In the first year, the soccer program was placed on a trial basis and they competed at the JV level. With only a six game schedule, the newly sponsored sport won three out of the six. By 1991, the soccer program had received varsity status and Max became the head coach. That was the first year the Cowapa League was formed and the Fishermen won the league championship. (More)

Brewer Billie

Graduating Class of 1911

Brewer Billie was one of the most colorful characters to ever wear the purple and gold of Astoria High School. Billie was a star lineman for the 1910 AHS football squad. He was the center for the AHS basketball team that played to the school’s first-ever scholastic game on January 21, 1911, a 15-13 win over Cathlamet at the AAAA Gymnasium (now the west parking lot at Safeway). He earned his high school degree in 1911 and headed off to Oregon State University for further schooling. (More)

Del Bjork

Graduating Class of 1931

Never heavier than 190 pounds as a prep, Bjork combined with guard Elliott Becken (later a little All-America at Willamette and Cleveland Brown draftee) to form one of the most outstanding guard-tackle tandems in Astoria High School history. As a junior at Astoria High School, Bjork helped the Fishermen turn in one of their rare unbeaten seasons (7-0-2). (More)

Dena Bondietti-Marsch

Graduating Class of 1972

A native Astorian, Dena Bondietti Marsch has long been involved in Astoria athletics. Looking back on her experiences as player, instructor and coach and the wonderful life experiences these activities gifted her, she says she is thankful for the opportunity to now be a contributor to our athletics, hall of fame inductions and “pay it forward.” (More)

Doug Bowlsby

In the spring of 1972, a tall, lanky sophomore named Doug Bowlsby turned out for track. In the spring of 1973, Oregon’s large classification schools switched from the 180-yard low hurdles to the more challenging 300-yard intermediate hurdles. Magic! It was as though Doug and the longer, higher hurdle race were made for each other. Couple his physicals talent with a fierce competitive spirit and Doug would run under 40 seconds in a dual track meet on the Fishermen oval. He was the first Oregon athlete on any level to accomplish that feat. (More)

Lee Boyd

Graduating Class of 1982

In 1979, freshman Lee Boyd served notice early on that she would be a “force” in Oregon girl’s track sprinting by winning the District Championship in the 100-meters, and also qualifying for the State Championships in the 200-meters. Racing against Oregon’s elite sprinters in the state 4-A meet, she qualified to the finals in the 100-meters, and her performance set the stage for what was to come in the following three years. (More)

Ron Brown

Graduating Class of 1952

On the football field, Brown was one of the top receivers in AHS annals. On the maple of the Astoria Armory, he paced the Fishermen in scoring as a senior and on the unusual oval at Gyro Field, helped the track team gain respect all over Northwest Oregon. (More)

Pete Bryant

Coach

When Pete Bryant left Astoria after graduation in 1943, he never envisioned that he would return to his alma mater and guide basketball teams to statewide acclaim during the 1960s. Once Bryant was given the reins of the Fishermen hoop machine, he became the most watched man in Astoria. Over an eight-year duration, his team won 131 games, while dropping just 59 outings. His troops delighted the local community by winning 71 of 89 on the home maple. Twice the Fishermen won Metropolitan League titles. (More)

Dick Bumala

Graduating Class of 1946

With hostilities ending in Europe and Asia in the mid-1940’s, Astoria High School dropped its own bomb on the local prep scene and it would make a resounding “Boom” – as in Dick Bumala. Bumala lettered three times in each of his three high school years. Some of his on the field exploits are what Astorians love to revisit in conversation year after year.

Ernie Stranz’s 1945 football team played just six games (4-2), but Bumala made the most of those half dozen games by rushing for nearly 1,000 yards. (More)

Oney Camberg

Supporter

For decades, Oney Camberg served as the matriarch of Oregon’s North Coast athletic teams. From her restaurant roost atop the Sunset Highway, Oney directed her “kids” to and from their battles against their inland enemies. Oney always kept a place in her heart for her Astoria Fishermen. (More)

Bob Canessa

Graduating Class of 1957

Defensively, Canessa stood his ground at third base. In 1956, he earned All-Metro League honors as third baseman and followed up his senior season as a unanimous selection at third base. Bob also played for the Seaside Connie Mack team during the high school off season where he continued his outstanding play at third base. Not only did his Connie Mack teams win the West Coast and Northwest Championships, respectively, in 1956 and 1957, Bob was also named to the all-tournament team as a third baseman both those years. (More)

Jeff Canessa

Graduating Class of 1990

Individually, Jeff competed in the state golf tournament every year and earned an All-State award during his junior year, when he finished 4th. He was the District 1-4A Champion during his senior year and earned First-Team All-League during his junior and senior years. When it came to team awards, Jeff was selected by his teammates as the team’s Most Valuable Player in 1989 and 1990. (More)

Leland Canessa

Graduating Class of 1934

For all of Canessa’s exploits on the football field, it was his basketball career that puts him in the annuals of great Fishermen athletes. Starting in 1931 when he was brought up from the junior high to the high school varsity, Canessa would play in four State Championship Tournaments, and help the Fishermen compile a 114-23 regular season record. (More)

Len Chamberlain

Graduating Class of 1990

Individually Len ranks among the most decorated swimmers ever to compete for Astoria High School by earning four varsity letters as well as eleven individual championships in the Cowapa League. At the District level, Len garnered eight individual first place honors. During his four years of competition, the Fishermen won three league titles as well as two district titles. He and his teammates also took second place in the District Meet when all schools from the AA level were in one district. (More)

Jeff Chan

Graduating Class of 1988

Jeff participated at the State Golf Tournament every year, and was a three-time District All-Star, and a three-time Cowapa League All-Star. During the four years that Jeff was on the varsity squad, he and his teammates never lost a Cowapa League match. While Jeff played on the team, the squad earned the following State Tournament finishes: 5th in 1985, 3rd in 1986, 4th in 1987, and 4th in 1988. (More)

Cliff Crandall

Graduating Class of 1943

Usually, when a high scoring prep moves to the collegiate level his point output takes a huge dip. Just the opposite was true in the case of former Astorian Cliff Crandall. Obviously, no slouch on the hardwood while a member of the Astoria High School student body, Cliff had outstanding credentials coming off the Jerome Street campus. But, it was later, as a four-year lettermen for Slats Gill at Oregon State University that earned Crandall All-America status and helped continue Astoria's proud basketball tradition. (More)