Teams

1928 Football Team

Undefeated Season

Under the guidance of first year coach, John Warren, the 1928 Astoria High Football Team cemented itself as one of the most dominant teams of the 20th Century. Known as the “Purple and Gold Gridiron Boys,” they were considered the most dominant high school football defense of all-time. This dominance helped the 1928 Team claim the mythical “State Title” based on their 6-0-1 won-loss record. (More)

1930 Basketball Team

State Champions

After recording an 8-0 mark in the Clatsop County League, the Fishermen rolled into the Willamette University gymnasium and held Ashland, Pendleton and host Salem each to 17 points on consecutive evenings. The fast-paced Astoria team showed once again that they were one of the superpowers of Oregon when they brought back their first of many state championship trophies. (More)

1931 Football Team

Undefeated Season

The 1931 Astoria High School football team completed an undefeated season with seven wins and two scoreless ties. Benson and Salem were the two teams not defeated by the John Warren coached team. After nine games and still undefeated Astoria negotiated with the other undefeated elevens of the state but failed in their efforts to play a postseason game. The ‘31 football team was recognized as one of the top football teams in the state. (More)

1932 Basketball Team

State Champions

After taking the state title in 1930 and a third-place finish in 1931, Astoria was one of the heavy favorites to take home another crown in 1932. After all, the Fishermen were loaded with talented local youths that would go on to etch their names in the state of Oregon’s hoop history. Many are still household names in Clatsop County decades later. (More)

1934 Basketball Team

State Champions

Astoria's state championship basketball team of 1934 is the yardstick against which all Fishermen teams since have been measured.

Sure Astoria won state hoop crowns in 1930 and 1932, but not with the dominating manner of the 1934 unit. Astoria stormed to a gaudy 35-4 season record, mowing down its last 18 opponents, climaxing it all with a 24-13 rout of the Pelicans of Klamath Falls in the championship game of the state tournament. (More)

1935 Basketball Team

State Champions

A team of "All-Stars" is how the Portland media described the 1934-35 John Warren - coached Astoria High School basketball team. This would be Warren's final season at the helm of the Fishermen. In his seven years at AHS, he put together a 192-35 record. His four state hoop championships had Astorians calling for sainthood. (More)

1942 Basketball Team

State Champions

Coach Wally Palmberg had a notion that after winning the 1941 state championship his 1942 edition would be at the front of the pack when state tournament play came around in March. After all, the 1942 squad featured nine players who would go on to play at the collegiate level, and six future Astoria High School Hall of Famers were among this outstanding group. Palmberg’s premonition came true, as the 1942 Fishermen ran to a 27-4 season mark and won Astoria’s sixth state championship since 1931. (More)

1951 Football Team

A nearly perfect season is quite an accomplishment for any football team and for this gutsy group of Fishermen, it was almost within reach. With the exception of one game played before thousands of people at Multnomah Athletic Club, the small group from Astoria showed the state that Astoria was as good as anyone. (More)

1956 Football Team

Unbeaten and confident, the team was ready for the showdown with league powerhouse, Gresham. 3500 fans packed the stands to see who would win the Metro League. A 44-yard touchdown pass put Gresham on top, but Astoria would not give up. Four times they drove the field and had the ball inside the 10 and once all the way to the one-yard line. Four times they were denied by the Gophers. The Fishermen had dominated the scrimmage line and the ball but could not dent the scoreboard. A 6-0 loss would be the only blemish on the season. (More)

1958 Football Team

Quickly recovering from an opening season loss to Springfield, Astoria’s varsity whirled through the season in a gale of triumphs which led to the Metro League championship. Then on a frost-bitten, bone-chilling, extremity freezing gridiron, the string of victories bringing us to the state semi-finals suddenly snapped. Even this disappointing loss could not hold down the ‘58 football team’s spirit of triumph. (More)

1959 Basketball Team

Metro-League Champions

Large crowds filled the new high school gym on West Marine Drive as the Astorians stormed to a 12-0 home court campaign. Astoria stumbled only once in a 22 games regular season, a 46-40 loss at Metro League foe, Milwaukie. Including the Fishermen's 21-1 record was a Metro League championship and a 13-1 league mark. (More)

1962-63 Boys Basketball Teams

Beginning the 1961-62 basketball campaign with a new first-year coach and high expectations, Astoria was looking to get back to the state tournament in Eugene, as they had so many times before, in their storied basketball history. Astoria High selected Pete Bryant as their coach to fulfill these expectations. He would not disappoint the locals.

Over his eight years as head coach he would get the Fishermen to the state tournament several times and eventually be inducted into the AHS Hall of Fame himself. However, the real story is his first two teams. (More)

1972 Football Team

League Champions

It had been over 20 years since an AHS football team had advanced into the state football playoffs. Coach Chuck Burns and his 9-1-1 team of 1972 would put an end to that long drought and then some. Coach Burns knew early on that this senior class was stacked with good athletes when as a JV team, they scored 100 points against Molalla. After finishing the 1971 season with a 7-2 record in which the majority of the team were juniors, there was a lot to look forward to for the 1972 season.

1977 Girls Golf Team

State Champions

As the teams filtered back into the club house, and scores were reported, Fisherette coach John Deeder, who also headed the Astoria boys hoop program at the time, had to be aware that last year’s third-place finishers were well on their way to the title after making the turn into the final nine holes of play with a 12 stroke margin. When all the chips, putts, and drives were tallied at the end of the day, the Astoria girls held a commanding 24 stroke lead over the field, which included second-place finisher Beaverton, the prior year’s defending state champion. (More)

1978 Cross Country Team

The 1970s were the original “golden era” of high school distance running in the United States. Influenced by the University of Oregon’s powerful cross country and track teams, Oregon high schools produced numerous teams and individuals that made a strong case for Oregon being the nation’s leader in distance running. It was during that era that Astoria’s 1978 cross country team would race their way into the history books by placing second at the State Championship against some of the top teams in the United States. (More)

1981 Girls Track Team

State Champions

In the spring of 1981, a small but fiercely determined group of girls embarked on what would become a history-making season. Early on, the team developed a genuine, unselfish attitude of commitment. The unwritten rule of “everyone does four events (state maximum) every meet, for the good of the team” was unquestioned. (More)

1982 Girls Track Team

Despite having only 12 girls on the entire team, the girl’s won six of the eight league meets during the season. At the Centennial Invitational against teams from Oregon, Washington, and Canada, the 400-meter relay placed a very close second to Grant High School of Portland. At the Cascade Meet of Champions, the 400-meter relay won in 49.8 breaking the school record, and unofficially broke the State of Oregon record they had set the previous year. (More)

1986 Boys Golf Team

The 1986 Astoria High School Boy’s Golf Team were an amazing group of talented golfers. They rolled “undefeated” through the Cowapa League, and then earned their way back to the State AA-A Golf Tournament (after a fifth place finish in 1985). (More)

1987 Boys Basketball Team

It was a dream season for a dream team. It provided more than its share of reasons to get excited. Finding a reason to cheer was easy. Some beautiful teamwork and individual efforts put together to make this one of the best teams Astoria basketball fans may have ever seen. The name of the game was fastbreak basketball, burning the opponent with the transition game from defense to offense made for many opponents to leave the gym wondering what happened. (More)

1988-89 Boys Swim Teams

These numbers and depth allowed the 88-90 Fishermen Swim Teams to score fantastic results in the pool: numerous invitational and relay titles against the best in AA swimming: only two losses in all meets; undefeated in three years of Cowapa dual meets; three consecutive Cowapa League titles; two district championships and one second place district finish in what was at that time considered the (unofficial) AA State Meet, when all AA teams were in the same district, and the OSAA had yet to create an official meet for these schools. (More)

1990 Boys Cross Country

State Champions

With one of the youngest and least experienced teams in the field, the Fishermen showed that their youth would not be a problem, as they ran to a 49 point victory over their nearest foe, in claiming the first cross country title for the local high school. (More)

1990 Boys Golf Team

Over the four years that the seniors on this team competed for the Fishermen, they only had one loss in the Cowapa League. They were district champions every year (except during their freshmen year…where they lost in a “team play-off” by one stroke). What is most impressive is that they earned four OSAA state golf tournament trophies. At state, the teams earned these placements: 4th Place in 1987, 1988, and 1989, and then second place in their senior year-1990. (More)

1991-92 Cross Country Team

Astoria entered the State Championship Meet ranked number one, and held up under the pressure of being the defending state champions, as every returning runner from the 1990 team ran faster than the year before. However, Rogue River would prove to be slightly faster and Astoria would have to settle for second place. Long, Atwood and Matlock all ran in the top 10 to garner All-State honors. Elkins, Dusty Atwood, Bill Miner and Kevin Goin would close out the Fishermen scoring. (More)

1994 Girls Basketball Team

League Champions

Coach Tighe Davis entered his 14th season as the leader of Astoria High’s Lady Fishermen with high expectations. Importantly, the student-athletes in his care for the 1993-94 season shared those same high expectations. Led by All-State junior Kelli Johnston and All-Cowapa league senior Meghan Lavis with a major assist by second team All-State Tournament team junior Amy Goin, the 93-94 Lady Fishermen registered one of the best seasons in the storied history of Astoria basketball. (More)

1995 Boys Soccer Team

Hard work, dedication, and attitude earned the Fishermen first place in the Cowapa League standings and second place in the District Standings with a 9-2-1 record. District playoff wins over Corbett and St. Helen’s meant a State Playoff berth and a trip to Catlin Gabel for the first seed in the District. (More)

1995 Girls Basketball Team

League Champions

The 1994-95 Lady Fishermen were determined to continue the dominant play they had shown throughout the previous season even though they would lose a great group of graduating seniors from the stellar ’93-94 team. A 12 game winning streak along with their final league scoring statistics showing the Lady Fishermen outscoring their opponents 935-642 gave an explanation point describing how dominant these girls played against their Cowapa League rivals. (More)

1998 Boys Basketball Team

State Champions

Astoria won the Cowapa League Championship with a record of 14-0 and finished the regular season ranked the number one 3A team in Oregon. Austin Houghtaling and Eli Ettro were named Cowapa League Co-Players of the Year. Chuck Heiner also made All-League, with Adam Swenson Honorable Mention. (More)