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.

Individually, Anet was named All-State Tournament in 1934 and 1935. As a junior he would take home a trophy proclaiming him the tournament's outstanding player.

With Anet's basketball notoriety, many Astorians have forgotten what a dandy football player he was while playing under John Warren. The Fishermen were 7-3-1 and 7-2-1 in Anet's final two years at AHS.  His 15 touchdowns and 90 points in his senior year still ranks him high on the Astoria all-time scoring list.  In a 38-0 win over Corvallis, Anet scored three touchdowns and tossed for another. One of his scores came from 70 yards out.  Against Salem, he took a Viking punt at his own 21 yard line and returned it 79 yards for a score.

Anet's most memorable game came as a junior, when he threw a short touchdown pass to Bob Williamson with just five seconds remaining, to lead the Anglers to a 7-0 upset win over Everett High School before 5,000 stunned Washingtonians.

At the 1935 county track meet held a Gyro Field, Anet recorded a 16.1 clocking in 120 yard high hurdles. That mark still merits top-10 mention on the Fishermen hurdle list.

Anet's greatest achievement on the basketball court came on March 27,1939 in Evanston, Illinois. Anet and his University of Oregon teammates, now known as the "Tall Firs", trounced Ohio State 46-33, to win the first ever NCAA collegiate championship.  As a sophomore and junior at Oregon, the Ducks had records of 19-9 and 25-8. The NCAA champs finished with a 29-5 win-loss mark.

He was named to numerous All-America teams. Algot "Swede" Westergren, another Astoria High School graduate and University of Oregon alum, joined Anet earlier as an All-American in 1926.

Anet's brother, Clifford, was a football and basketball standout at AHS in the late 1930's. He later played basketball at the University of Oregon.

His induction into the AHS Hall of Fame is his third. Earlier he was named to the State of Oregon and the University of Oregon Halls of Fame.

Anet's U of O basketball jersey (#20) is retired and can be viewed at the Casanova Center in Eugene.

As a freshman, Anet played football and baseball for Duck frosh coach John Warren.