J-L Inductees

Katrinka Jackson

Graduating Class of 1994

Katrinka Jackson left her mark as an all-around talent during and after her days at Astoria High School. Be it running, jumping, throwing or just being in the classroom, she set high standards during her four years. She continued her exceptional competitive spirit and athletic talents at Stanford University and then with the USA Rugby team. Those marks have led her to be inducted into the AHS Athletic Hall of Fame. (More)

Wally Johansen

Graduating Class of 1935

Johansen is best remembered for teaming with Bobby Anet to form one of the best back courts in Northwest hoop history. Johansen and Anet, who lived across the street from one another on Lincoln Avenue, first drew attention as seventh graders at Captain Robert Gray School where they began their domination of their opponents. Later, a pair of state championships at Astoria High School, followed by a national title at the University of Oregon would seal his legacy as one of the best ever to come from AHS. More

Kam Johnson

Graduating Class of 1981

Kam Johnson literally muscled her way into the Astoria High School Hall of Fame. Although she collected eleven letters in volleyball, basketball and track, it would be Johnson’s exploits in the shot put and discus rings across the state of Oregon that will forever etch her name into Oregon high school track and field record books. (More)

Larry Johnson

Contributor

Ask any coach who has been “in the game” for a length of time about the importance of the people who do the extra things (just to help out) and they will tell you, you can’t do it without them. Ask Astoria coaches over the last 48 years about contributors, and the name Larry Johnson comes up over and over again. Contributing to youngsters activities just came naturally to Larry. He did it just because he loved helping “kids”. (More)

Nicolle Johnson

Graduating Class of 1989

Lettering in one sport in high school is tough. Lettering in two sports is a great accomplishment. Lettering in three sports, for three years and receiving multiple All-League distinctions makes you a Hall of Famer. This Class of 1989 graduate participated in volleyball, basketball and softball. She received a varsity letter in all three from her sophomore season on, collecting a total of nine letters. (More)

Kip Johnson

Graduating Class of 1976

Kip Johnson’s athleticism was spread across Astoria High Schools’ sports seasons. As a three sport letterman in football, basketball and track, Johnson left his mark as a Fisherman. He was a coach’s dream…speed, size, ability and whatever was asked of him, he would try and succeed. His work ethic was second to none. He was the consummate team leader, unselfish teammate and always encouraged others. (More)

Eino Juola

Graduating Class of 1937

Eino Juola was another of those three-sport stars who walked the halls of Astoria High School during the 1930’s. It was not until his final year in high school that Juola’s athletic prowess would flourish and when it did, Astoria teams rode his coat tails to victory after victory.

Football would see the hard hitting back rush for 13 touchdowns and a total of 80 points – both marks still rank him on the all-time top ten list at AHSl. In 1936, Juola’s statistics would rank him second only to Hall of Famer Bobby Anet, who had scored 15 touchdowns for a 90-point season total in his senior season of 1934. (More)

Mary Knutsen

Graduating Class of 1962

In the 1960’s it was unheard of for women to be participating in men’s athletics, but Mary Knutsen defied all stereotypes of that era. Not only did she compete with young men, she beat them on the grassy knolls of golf courses around the Northwest. Mary was a member of the Astoria High School Boy’s Golf Team from 1958-1962, earning three varsity letters. Those letters admitted her to the “A Club” in which she was the only female member. (More)

Keith Korpela

Graduating Class of 1957

The mid-1950’s saw a surge in Astoria High School football. Keith Korpela, class of 1957, was a major reason for this success. On the gridiron, as a three year letterman, Korpela really left his mark. As his senior season ended the awards came Korpela’s way. He was unanimously named First Team All Metro League and selected to participate in the 1957 Shrine All-Star Game. He was presented the Zell Brothers Trophy as Oregon’s outstanding lineman. Korpela also earned one more football award when the University of Washington, impressed with his grit and hard nosed play, offered him a four year football scholarship. (More)

Elmer Koskelo

Graduating Class of 1932

Elmer’s junior year would see him specialize in the javelin. He would again go on to win the district meet and then win the state meet with a throw of 167 feet. This would be only the second time an Astoria High athlete would win an individual state title in track and field. Uno Koskelo being the first in the shot put in 1927. Koskela’s senior year would have him set a school record in the javelin tossing the spear 180-3, a school record that would last 33 years, in the district meet. In the state meet his throw into the 179 foot range would be beaten by a few inches giving him second place. He was the first two time All-Sate track and field performer in AHS history. (More)

Uno Koskela

Graduating Class of 1927

Uno Koskela was an athlete way ahead of his peers. In his eighth grade year, his size and skill level allowed him to be brought Astoria High School team in both football, where he played left tackle, and in track and field where he threw the shot put, and discus. A quote from the school paper, the Astor Post, states “He is of enormous proportions and is able to make the weights travel far and wide.” (More)

Aundi Kustura

Graduating Class of 2001

You sensed something was on the horizon when the high school athletic community was talking about a young athlete when she was still in elementary school! Aundi’s reputation well preceded her entry into high school. At the completion of her four years at Astoria High School, she had definitely left her mark. She earned ten varsity letters (Four in basketball, four in track, and two in volleyball). She was a naturally gifted athlete who led with her physical talent but also her big heart. Aundi was a tremendous competitor who dealt with pressure with the poise of someone much older. (More)

Roland "Dodo" Larson

Graduating Class of 1930

As a junior, Larson and his Astoria High School mates were 6-0 against high school competition. A 6-6 tie vs. Centralia's junior college was the only blemish on the 1928 record. Larson was an end in Warren's single-wing attack. Ends did most of the passing in those days, and Larson had a rifle for an arm. When it came to punting, Larson did not have an equal in the prep ranks. Larson would etch his name into the Astoria High record book, maybe for all time, when he unloaded an 87-yard punt against Eugene High School in 1929. (More)

Roger Law

Graduating Class of 1975

The sport of wrestling has not received the same amount of support and recognition that the other sports at Astoria High School have received but there have been a number of outstanding wrestlers that have graduated from Astoria. Roger Law was singled out early in his career as he was invited as a freshman to participate with the varsity team. (More)

Gary Lay

Graduating Class of 1965

Almost 35 years after Gary Lay participated in his last track and field event as an Astoria High School Fisherman, his name still owns a place atop the school’s record board in two places. Lay’s double win at the 1965 Metro League championship is arguably the top one day track and field performance ever by an Astoria trackman. He burned up the Gresham High oval for a Metro League record of 48.9 seconds in the 400-meters. That time has never been surpassed by a Fisherman. Less than an hour later, he won the 800-meters in a school record 1:56.8 seconds. Toss in a 21-5 foot long jump and he had quite a day.

Douglas Logue

Graduating Class of 1948

At 6’ 4 1/2’’ and rangy, Doug was a force in a time when size was at a premium. He scored three hundred thirty seven total points his senior year, which accounted for more than 25% of the team’s season total. Along with his ability to put the ball in the hoop, he was a great rebounder and could shut down the opponent's big men in the lane. Doug played for the legendary coach Wally Palmberg as a junior and for Coach Ernie Stranz as a senior. (More)

Josh Long

Graduating Class of 1992

A four sport varsity athlete, Josh Long is among the most decorated athletes in the long, proud tradition of Astoria Fishermen athletics. Best known for his cross country, swimming and track accomplishments, he also played soccer. In swimming and cross country, he would be voted Most Valuable by his teammates five times and participate in nine State Championship events. (More)

Howard Lovvold

Graduating Class of 1946

Howard Lovvold has one of the most unique distinctions among all former Astoria High School basketball players. The lanky cager started for three years on the varsity under four different coaches. (More)


Nancy Lovvold

Graduating Class of 1974

Nancy Lovvold is the true epitome of a Scholar-Athlete. Nancy graduated from AHS with Co-Valedictorian honors in 1974, and was voted “Best All Around Female” by her peers. Nancy earned an academic scholarship to Stanford University, and was one of two freshmen to walk-on and make the varsity women’s basketball team where she started at point guard all four years. While at Stanford, she served as team co-captain her senior year. (More)

Julie Lum

Graduating Class of 1984

As soon as Julie Lum entered the ranks of varsity athletics, she made an impact and earned starting positions in each sport in which she participated. She earned ten athletic letters during her seasons of volleyball, basketball and softball. Julie was known as a tremendous athlete and her bullet serves in volleyball, tenacious defense in basketball, and heady plays on the softball diamond always left their mark on those who witnessed her achievements. (More)