The Warrenton School Foundation’s 10th Bi-Annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony is set for Saturday, as five individuals and four teams are set to enter the Warriors’ hallowed Hall of Fame.
The dinner and induction ceremony take place at Warrenton High School, beginning at 5 p.m. with an open house, and followed by a dinner, live auction and the ceremony at 7 p.m.
All proceeds go to support grades 9-12 programs for Warrenton schools.
Make reservations in advance for the dinner, cost is $25 each. Call Jeanne Hyatt at Warrenton High School, 503-861-3317 to make reservations.
The Class of 2017 inductees:
Dick Maize (1955): Graduated as a four-sport athlete, who later played basketball at Sacramento State. Upon returning to Warrenton, Maize made a life of community service. He served on the school board, City Commission, and was president of the Chamber of Commerce for many years. He was always there for the youth of Warrenton, sponsoring little league teams, instructing in Astoria Country Club golf programs, and as a state youth golf chairman transporting teams across the United States.
Butch Johnson (1976): Graduated from WHS as an all-league third baseman and part of two state semifinalist teams. Johnson went on to a 40-year career (and counting) officiating basketball, baseball and softball in the Lower Columbia region. He has officiated over 100 state playoff contests.
Misty Wade Tynkila (1995): Wade was a Northwest League MVP and all-state center in basketball. Her team, coached by Don Lampi and John Claterbos, played in the state tournament, where Wade still holds the record for blocked shots in a game with eight. She also holds the single game scoring record for WHS at 40 points (versus Vernonia in 1995, the only Warrior to ever hit the 40-point mark).
Ed Chase: He was the “Voice of the Warriors” in football, basketball and baseball for well over 20 years. His knowledge of all sports and his innate sense of fairness gave Warrenton an announcer the school could always be proud of. Chase also volunteered his services at car shows, auctions and assorted fund raisers. He has always been a staunch supporter of WHS athletics.
Joanne Hellberg: She was a lifelong educator with 29 years dedicated to administrating the Title 1 program at Warrenton Grade School. Hellberg was devoted to her students and always celebrated their successes in both the classroom and life. During her retirement, she continued her passion of enlightening young readers by authoring four children’s books.
1971 Football: Coached by Ray Downs and Bob Cole, they are the only undefeated football team in Warrenton history, finishing 6-0-2. They were league co-champions, led by a senior nucleus of special athletes and a tough group of underclassmen.
Dennis Bjork, Phil D’Agostino, Don Dyer and Mike Brim were first team all-league players for the 1971 Warriors.
1978, ‘79, ‘80 Lady Warrior Track: Coached by Jessie Wallace, each team took second in state and two won District titles. This talented group of girls won 14 individual state championships and 20 finished in the top three. They still have 10 all-time track bests in school history.