U-W Inductees

Dave Urell

Graduating Class of 1957

Urell, listed as a 192 pounder, was a demon on the defensive side of the line of scrimmage. He averaged nearly 10 unassisted tackles a game. In a 19-14 win over Milwaukie High School, Urell personally put an end to Mustang plays 14 times and recovered a fumble. A week later at David Douglas, he was credited with 12 solo tackles and an interception.

Upon graduating from AHS in 1957, Urell took his game to the University of Oregon where he would earn three letters as a starter on the Duck offensive line. (More)

Catherine Van Horn


Cathy’s volunteering began around 1982 with the start of the seasonal sports’ dessert which ran successfully for about eight years, raising funds for the athletic department of Astoria High School. Cathy came up with the idea for the football game hamburger feed and helped it take shape. This started with her personal pursuit of getting business to donate items to ensure profit for the school. Her late-night onion and tomato slicing for the hamburger feeds were well worth it, going from every other home game to every home game due to its success. (More)

Mal Van Meer

Contributor to the Hall of Fame

As you view the individual accomplishments of our hall of famers, you will notice many concise write-ups of athletes, coaches, contributors, and teams. The person responsible for the research and the writings of many of them is Mal Van Meer. His interest in local history and AHS sports led to many hours at the city library going through old newspapers and documents to help get each individual's story just right. (More)

Eric Viuhkola

Graduating Class of 1987

The 1987 squad, which was captained by Viuhkola, went undefeated in regular season play (20-0). They won the seed game and entered the state tournament ranked as the the #1 team in the state. The second game was the lone defeat of the dream season. The Fishermen ended up with 4th place at state and a best ever 24-1 record in the storied AHS basketball annuals. Eric went on to earn 1st Team All-League, 1st Team All-State and 1st Team All-Tournament. He also played in the annual All-Star game, along with teammate Curtis Miller. At the time of his induction, he was currently tied for 8th on the all-time scoring list, with his Coach Mike Goin, at 872 career tallies. (More)

John Warren


From September of 1928 to June of 1935, Astoria was John Warren's town. After all, the Pendleton High School - University of Oregon graduate produced four state basketball champions and two unbeaten football teams in his short seven-year stay at Astoria High School. His induction into the AHS Hall of Fame completes a "Hat Trick" for Warren. Earlier he was honored with inductions into both the University of Oregon and the State of Oregon's Halls of Fame.

Dave West

Graduating Class of 1964

In the 1960s it was not uncommon for an athlete to play whatever sport was in season, but there would be only a handful who could perform at the highest level possible. Dave West fits that mold and then some.

Three years as a starter on the football team and all-state status as a senior was followed by all-league honors on Pete Bryant’s basketball squad. As a senior, after not touching the shot put in over a year, West quickly showed his strength, tossing the 12 pound shot a distance that had never been attained at Astoria High School before. (More)

Andy Westerberg

Graduating Class of 1985

In football, Andy teamed with classmate Craig Nelson to form one of the most potent running back tandems in Astoria High School history. Blessed with both lightning speed and fullback size, he left many defenders behind on his way to racking up first downs. As a junior, Westerberg was selected to both the offensive and defensive units of the All-Cowapa League All-Star squads. He would garner the same two distictions the following year as a senior. (More)

Stan Williamson

Graduating Class of 1943

Although he stood just 5-foot-4, Stan Williamson will always stand tall in the eyes of Astoria High School basketball enthusiasts. As a junior and senior at the University of Oregon, he was named team captain of the Ducks. In his final season he was named to the All-Pacific Coast Conference team (a forerunner of today’s Pac-12 Conference.) Voted to the other All-Conference guard spot was Williamson’s old Astoria High teammate, Cliff Crandall, now putting up All-American stats up the road at Oregon State University. (More)

Betsy Wooten


Keeper of the basketball bible, Betsy kept record of AHS basketball history with a year by year listing of scores, games, coaches, pictures, and sideline material from the year 1911. It is perhaps the most complete chronological history of any prep basketball team in the state. But she is best remembered as the electrifying spirit behind the great championship teams of the 1930's and early 1940's. The athletes were her boys! (More)

Jerry Wood

Graduating Class of 1964

In 22 games he poured in 374 points, for a 17.0 per-game average, to help Bryant’s crew roll up a 14-8 overall mark and a 11-7 record in the strong Metro League. On a brisk February evening in 1964, Wood exploded for a career-high 40 points in a 73-41 win over Clackamas High School. Only Gordon Scott’s 44 points against Tillamook in 1959 is listed higher than Wood’s 40 point outing on the Astoria High School all-time single-game scoring charts. (More)