R-T Inductees

Bob Reiter

Graduating Class of 1954

Bob Reiter was a major force for the Astoria Fishermen during his high school days. As a standout in football, basketball and baseball, he collected ten varsity letters on his way to becoming one of the most decorated athletes in the 1950’s. (More)

Chet Rich

Supporter

Chet drove the bus for various other sports and activities during his twenty years with the district. He will always be remembered as Chet “The Jet’ by the way he transported students and staff to and from school activities. He always believed that the best and safest way was the fastest way. (More)

Darren Rodgers

Graduating Class of 1989

If there were ever a more diverse athlete at Astoria High School, Darren Rodgers leaves his mark amongst the best. He was a decorated three sport athlete lettering seven times during his career in football, basketball and baseball. (More)

Dave Romppanen

Graduating Class of 1963

Romppanen raked in the honors at the end of his senior year. He was 1st team All-Metro, 1st team All-State Tournament and was named 1st team All-State by both Portland newspapers. His selection to the media All-State teams was by a vote of the state's coaches. In that vote, he led the All-State unit receiving 44 votes, 10 ahead of runner-up, Bill Thomas of North Eugene High School. (More)

Earl Sandness

Graduating Class of 1938

Sandness picked the state tournament to do his best work, which earned him a scholarship to the University of Oregon. His four-game tournament total of 68 points (17.0 ppg.) established a new tourney scoring record, raising the standard by a full nine points. Sandness’ state tournament record was bittersweet since the old record was set a year earlier by his former Astoria High School teammate, Ted Sarpola. (More)

Ted Sarpola

Graduating Class of 1936

Playing in the era of the center jump after each basket and the six-foot lane, not to mention no three-point field goals, Sarpola is believed to be the state of Oregon's first high schooler to score over 1,000 points in a career. In fact, at the time of his induction in 1997, Sarpola's 1,223 career points still stood as the AHS all-time career leader. (More)

Ted Schoenlein

Graduating Class of 1975

If there was ever a small town All-American type student-athlete in Astoria, we are quite sure Ted Schoenlein would have nicely filled the bill. In the mid-1970’s Schoenlein mixed athletics and school activities in a way that has not been equaled by many since. A three sport athlete throughout his high school years, he quickly rose to the challenges of playing varsity sports and time and time again, proved that he belonged playing with upperclassmen. (More)

Gordon scott

Graduating Class of 1959

If Gordon Scott were still in an Astoria High School basketball uniform and arching up one of his hook shots at the time of his 1997 induction into the AHS Hall of Fame, longtime Daily Astorian sports writer, Paul Danzer, would probably describe Scott in just two words: "Man Child.” During Scott's senior year of 1958-59, he was a prep behemoth. Listed at 6-foot-4, and his weight fluctuating somewhere between 225 and 240 pounds, his mere presence drew the opponents attention. Scott, a three year letterman, used his great size as a tight end to overpower his foes. (More)

Roy Seeborg

Graduating Class of 1941

When legendary Astoria High School basketball coach, Wally Palmberg, is asked to name the most outstanding athletes to have played under his tutelage, Palmberg is quick to call Roy Seeborg one of his true stars. In his final year on "The Hill", Seeborg and his 1940-1941 teammates recorded a 24-8 record enroute to the Oregon State Championship. His 265 points in 31 appearances made him the team individual scoring leader for the title game against tournament host, Salem. Palmberg's unit had lost to Salem 53-19 a month earlier at the state capitol city, but in the one that counted, Astoria edged past the Vikings 35-32 in overtime. (More)

Ron Smart

Graduating Class of 1952

After putting his pads away for the fall, he slipped on his Converse “Chuck Taylor’s” for the winter basketball season. Smart led the Fishermen cagers past some of the larger schools in the state. By the end of the season, Smart held the AHS all-time single season scoring record with 481 points. His 921 career points still ranked fifth on the Fishermen all-time list at the time of his 1999 induction into the Hall of Fame. (More)

Jeremy Snow

Graduating Class of 1995

Jeremy Snow established quite a name for himself as an outstanding two sport athlete during the early 1990’s. Jeremy did so while participating in a rather unusual athletic combination: soccer and baseball, and he thus becomes the first to be enshrined as a soccer player (as well as for his prowess on the baseball diamond) in the prestigious Astoria Athletic Hall of Fame. (More)

Fred Sproul

Graduating Class of 1978

Fred Sproul's track career was characterized by his sprinter’s speed and distance endurance. He earned All-Coast Valley League Honors in 1977 in the two mile, in 1978 in the 800-meters, and in 1979 in the 1,500 and 800-meters as his career spanned the time when Oregon converted to the metric distances. Following his graduation from AHS, he continued his domination on the track at the college level, earning All-American honors. (More)

Raleigh Stine

Graduating Class of 1915

Raleigh Stine, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. Stine of Astoria, left this morning for South Bend., where he will commence his third year as a student at Notre Dame University. Young Stine, a graduate of Astoria High School, last year helped put Western Football on the map by playing on the first varsity eleven at Notre Dame, and expects a letter season this year, as one of the few returning veterans. (More)

Mike Springer

Graduating Class of 1968

From 1965 to 1968 Mike Springer earned nine varsity letters at Astoria High School. Two of those letters came as a result of his play on the basketball hardwoods; another three came via Mike’s talents on the gridiron, where he was a versatile all purpose back for the Fishermen, playing a variety of positions: running back, wide receiver and kick returner and four of them were earned on the baseball diamond. (More)

Star of the Sea

Back in the late 1930s, 40s & 50s, Astoria had a school system that consisted of three grade/Junior High schools. They were Astor, Gray, and Lewis & Clark. Also, primarily feeding Astoria High School was Lewis & Clark Consolidated school. These four schools, along with Knappa, Warrenton, Seaside and in basketball, a small private school, Star of the Sea, made up an athletic league with 7th and 8th grade students. While each of the Astoria schools were instrumental to the successes of our high school sports programs, it is just as important to recognize the contributions this little Catholic school made toward championship teams. (More)

Paul Tadei

Graduating Class of 1982

In the early 1980s, the tradition of great basketball continued at Astoria High School. Paul Tadei was there leading the way. A great passer, ball handler, shooter, and leader, Tadei crafted his skills by sneaking into a local elementary school and working on his game at an early age. Paul, class of 1982, was a five-time letterman at AHS. He lettered in baseball in 1980 and 81, but it was his three year stint from 1980 through 1982 on the Fishermen hoop team where he made a major difference. (More)

Chris Tarabochia

Graduating Class of 1982

During her four seasons, Astoria ran up a 77-20 win-loss record (16-6, 18-5, 22-4 and 21-5). She was an All Coast-Valley league pick as a sophomore and All-Cowapa league first team selection her junior and senior years. The 1980-81 Fishermen placed third at the state tournament with Tarabochia earning first team All-Tournament honors.

Bolstered by 356 points as a junior and 328 points as a senior, she became AHS’s first 1,000 point career scorer with 1,013 points. Oddly enough, the 1982 senior class president’s single game high would be just 21 points. (More)

David Tarabochia

Graduating Class of 1983

Team and school awards were nothing unusual for David. As a senior he was awarded, by vote of his teammates the Gold Helmet Award signifying his selection as the team Back of the Year. Basketball season found his team awarding him the prestigious Gordon Scott Memorial Award as the team’s Player of the Year. And, in his sole season of varsity baseball his teammates selected him as their Player of the Year. To cap off his senior year he was awarded the highest honor a senior athlete can achieve in athletics at AHS- the Doctor Blair Henningsgaard Memorial Award as the outstanding athlete in his class. Academically Tarabochia was a member of the National Honors Society and maintained a 3.5 GPA. (More)

Jason Thiel

Graduating Class of 1989

One of the most awarded athletes in AHS history, Jason Thiel was a sensation in track and football. This phenomenal thrower went on to letter all four years while setting not only school, but Cowapa League records. Young Mr. Thiel was a three time league and district champion in the shot put and the discus. At the state meets, Jason brought home two second place medals in the shot during his junior and senior seasons as well as a third place medal in the shot during his sophomore spring. And during his senior year of competition, he also brought home a fourth-place medal in the disc. While competing for the Fishermen, he established records of 58’10” in the shot put and 165’7” in the discus. (More)

Greta Thompson

Graduating Class of 1978

When Title 9 became a reality in the mid-1970’s (a government law that granted girls the same rights as boys in high school sports), Greta Thompson was one of the first Astorians to hop on board and earn herself local prominence in athletics. Her time on the golf course and hardwoods would garner her a spot in Astoria High School athletic annals, and culminate with an induction into her alma mater’s Sports Hall of Fame. (More)

Phil Thompson

Graduating Class of 1986

Rarely does an athlete run with the graceful style that makes even veteran coaches stop and appreciate it. The blazing times on their stop watches almost an after thought. But such was the case with Phil Thompson, at 6’1’’ and 160 pounds he ran with an unusually long stride that appeared effortless, until you looked at his time. (More)