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Hall of Fame Inductees


William Asberry Gilcrease (1911)         Tuffy Burton (1921)                            George Ira Truckell (1931)

Albert Lloyd “Speed” Rhoads (1941)   John Vieira (1945)                             Salli Day (1948)

Steve Perry (1967) Singer                     Michael A. Baker (1971) Astronaut


Dale Messer (1956) Track                     Tommy Smith (1963) Track



Tim Buckley (1963) Judge                    Arthur “Pinkey” Gonzales (1926)       Manuel Luis (1958)

Tony Oliveira (1965)                             Clifton Spenser “Bus” Phipps (1927)  Joe Neves (1976)

Joyce Silva White (1960)                      Harry W. “Butch” Starrett (1941)       Glen D. Teter (1967)Architect

Deane and Frances Villa (1950)


Scott Knutson (2000) Swimming



D.C. Billingsley (1944)

Longtime businessman and civic leader who received the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award and a Kings County Ag Supporter of the Year award.  D.C. opened Billingsley Tire in  Lemoore in 1957.  He was a generous supporter of the community and school events.  He was a longtime member of the Lemoore Chamber and a former volunteer fireman.


Karl Dewazien (1964)

Karl distinguished himself in the field of athletics by taking on numerous roles with U.S. Soccer associations.  He was the author of several soccer fundamentals books and served as the Fresno Pacific head soccer coach.  He has been involved in European soccer organizations and was a coaching director for the California Youth Soccer Association.  He taught hundreds of thousands of coaches throughout the U.S. He was the only clinician honored to do sessions at both National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Youth Soccer Association’s annual general meetings.


Lori Romeiro Gardner (1982)

After playing softball at LHS, Lori went on to star at Fresno state where she earned All-American status.  She still holds the LHS record for wins (22 in a season) and led her 1982 team to the Central Section Championship as a pitcher.


Dan Lewis (1966)

Dan distinguished himself in the field of education as a teacher, principal and assistant superintendent of Dinuba Unified School District.  He led Dinuba High School to a Distinguished School award in 1988 and earned numerous awards in the field of education.  He was also a civic leader in the city of Dinuba.


Kathy Neves (1972)

Kathy was the first woman to serve on the Lemoore Union High School District Board of Trustees.  She chaired the LHS Centennial Celebration during which over 3,000 alumni gathered in Lemoore to celebrate the school’s first 100 years.


Anthony Nunes (1953)

Anthony was a long time Government teacher at LHS for 50 years who was a District Teacher of the Year.  He served in the U.S. Army in Korea and was extremely involved in St. Peter’s Catholic Church.


Russ Powell (1942)

Russell was a very successful journalist.  Following a stint in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II he earned a journalism degree and worked in the valley at a series of radio stations.  He joined CBS in 1962 where he wrote the news and anchored studio news programs.  He was honored with six Golden Mikes, six Associated Press Awards and two California State Fair gold medals.  He covered the Democratic and Republican Conventions in 1968 and also the 1971 Los Angeles earthquake.


Thomas Bettencourt (1935)

Thomas was a local farmer and community leader who earned the Citizen of the Year status in 1976.  He was instrumental in the formation of Central Union School District in Lemoore and served on the Lemoore Union High School District Board of Trustees.


LaVerne Paul Spencer (1937)

Following being the Class of 1937 Valedictorian, LaVerne taught elementary school before moving to the Long Beach area where she became very actively involved in the community for the remainder of her life.  She was involved with the Long Beach Republican Women’s Association and served in a variety of educational positions.


Mel Simas (1960)

Ml was a well-known promoter and fair manager who served a number of county fairs in California.  He was also the originator of the popular Melco Dances in Lemoore.  He earned many honors during his lifetime, including serving on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Country Music.  He was also the founder and president of Simas and Associates, a major consulting and project management company.




Bruce Henley (1927)                            John Boogaard (1942)                     Gene Martin (1944)       

William Clyde Beck (1958)                   Bill Gundacker (1960)                       Carol Nunes Rodriguez (1962)

Jean Dawdy Fetterhoff (1964) Educator

                                                            Bill Follett (1968)                                Scott Ballew (1978)

Paul Hallen (1980)                                Otis Tolbert (1980) 9/11



Edith Meyer (1912)                               Gerald “Pete” Borges (1926)            Louis Robert Trigueiro (1947)

Dennis Gallegos (1968)                        Bruce Haley (1975) Photographer



Norman Garcia (1956)                        Ronald White (1957)                         Leonard Victorino (1959)



Russell Funk, Jr. (1937)                          John Luis (1964)                                Glen Neal (1964)

District Honoree: Marion Wilson


Ryan Bow (1990) Cross Country                                  Ryan Brooks (1999) Wrestling CIF Champion

Stanley Craig (1993) Cross Country                             Dionne Ewing (1988) Softball

Charlie Jones (1991) Football                                      Tommy Jones (1989) Football & Basketball    

Greg Knutson (1997) Swimming Valley Champion     Joe Lindenfeiser (1996) Pole Vault Valley Champion

Randy Motl (1991) Wrestling                                       

John Navarro (1993) Wrestling Valley Champion, 4th in State

W C Parmer (1967) Track All American 220 yd. Dash 21.1

Trisha Reinhardt (1992) Softball All American at UC Davis

Rich Rhoades (1982) Golf                                            Alvaro Rubio (1991) Boys Tennis

Pat Vierra (1985) Boys Basketball                                Sheila White (1983) Softball

Tom Wilson, Manager, Track & Field (1967) Valley Champions

Coach Tuffy Burton Football (1929-1965)                    

Coach Charles Dudley Asst. Coach Track/Field 1967 Valley Champions

Coach Bob Fraley Track/Field (1965-1980); 1967 Valley Champions

Coach Jim Hammond Football (1965) Varsity East Sequoia League Undefeated Champions

Coach Jack Palermo Football & Golf (1960-1986)     

Coach Karen Wood Girls Basketball (1970-1996) 1980 Girls Valley Champions

Football 1965

Ron Alviso (1965)                                 Ted Badasci (1965)                           Rod Chace (1965)

Bob Clement (1966)                            Dennis Costa (1966)                         Howard Costner (1965)

Bob Cotta (1967)                                 Alan Fetterly (1965)                           Larry Franks (1965)

Steve Gramps (1966)                           Jack Harrah (1966)                           Phillip Johnson (1966)

Larry Lewis (1965)                                 Greg Lowe (1966)                             Larry Luis (1966)

Jim Luker (1965)                                   John Luker (1965)                              Willie Miller (1966)

Oliver Moon (1965)                              John Murray (1965)                           Willie Neal (1965)

Tony Oliveira (1965)                             Dave Orton (1966)                            Jerry Polk (1965)

Darrell Ray (1965)                                Danny Rhoades (1965)                     Pete Ross (1965)

Pete Schilleci (1965)                             Tom Simas (1966)                              Tony Sinclair (1967)

Clussie Smith (1968)                             Ernie Smith (1965)                              Richard Smith (1966)

Dennis Snyder (1965)                           Gary Souza (1965)                            Larry Souza (1965)

Steve Souza (1966)                              Terry Sparks (1966)                            Rod Spolini (1965)

Larry Strid (1965)                                  Art Villi (1965)                                    Ron Wedderburn (1965)

Les Scott (1965) Manager                                                                           



Frank Valle (1960)


Debbie Silva Muro (1975) Educator

Debbie began her career as a Speech Pathologist for the Kings County Office of Education where she also served as the Hearing Impaired Consultant and a Program Specialist for special needs students.  She spend five years at Shelly Baird School as the Principal before coming to Lemoore High to become the Vice Principal.  At Lemoore High she brought the Every 15 Minutes Program and Link Crew to the students.  She developed the Gang Resistance and Intervention Program (G.R.I.P.) to support gang students.


Jeff Fabry (1992) Paralympian

2005 Gold medal, W1 Recurve - IPC Archery World Championships, Massa-Carrera, Italy

2004 Two bronze medals, W1 Recurve & Team finals - Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece

2003 Gold medal, W1 Recurve - IPC Archery World Championships


Friend of LHS: Marion Wilson

Marion was nominated for his lifetime of service to students at LHS.



Charlie Meyer (1997) Swimming Valley Champion

George Meyer (1998) Swimming Valley Champion

Bill Parmer (1973) Track All American 120 High Hurdles 14.0

Tom Rhoads (1998) Swimming Valley Champion

Brett Sagaser (1993 Football & Basketball All Valley

Ernie Smith (1965) Track All American 120 yard High Hurdles 14.0

Tom Vorhees (1992) Football & Basketball All Valley

Coach Wilbur Booth 1972 Track Valley Champions

Coach Bob Fraley Track 1972

Coach Jim Gordon Boys Basketball 1997                    Coach Lois Hubanks Gymnastics

Coach Don Jamison Track 1972                                  Coach Kent Olson Wrestling



Bill Stone (1964) Farmer                        Chris Jordan (1972) Law Enforcement

                                                            Sandy Redmon Moore (1980)

Friend of LHS: Willie Ewing Football Team Doctor


Tina Zanola Chedester (1981) Softball All League 4 years; Honorary Pitching Record 31-8

Pat Simas (1998) Wrestling Central Section Champion

Mark Unzueta (1998) Pole Vault State Champion

Coach Bob Smith Softball 1978



No Hall of Fame



Joe Lahargoue (1937)         Tim Lee (1944)        John G. O’Rourke (1952) Judge Daniel D. Martin (1967)                           Friend of LHS: Ralph Peterson


Adam Giovannetti (1999) Pole Vault  Valley Champion

Harvey Marabell III (1977) Boys Basketball

Morgan Oliveira (1999) Soccer                                   Tom Parry (1987) Track

Coach Bob Clement Baseball & Football 1971-1999   Coach Karen Hoppe Girls Basketball 1980

Coach Jim Inglis Soccer 1965-1999                              Coach Dolores Knee Girls Basketball 1980



Charles Albert Riden (1958)                 Tom Kosinski (1968)Coffemaker        John Conwell (1975) Military     

Sandi Piearcy Lowe (1978) Educator                                                           Friend of LHS: Bill Black


Josh Acosta (2000) Swimming All American 200 Free Style Relay; 400 Free Style Relay

Al Adney (1978) Basketball

Bram Arnold (2004) Water Polo All Valley                  

Marcio Botelho (2000) Wrestling CIF State Champion; Fresno State All American  

Ryan Fetterly (2001) Swimming All American 200 Free Style Relay, 400 Free Style Relay, 50 and 100 Free Style                                                                                   

Sandi Piearcy Lowe (1977) Girls Basketball, All American Volleyball

Chris Pendelton (2000) Wrestling CIF State Champion, OK State National Champion

Kyle Simas (2002) Swimming  All American 200 Free Style Relay, 400 Free Style Relay



Donald Griffin (1960)

Donald earned his doctorate degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and started teaching at City College of San Francisco in 1969.  He was appointed Chancellor in 2008.  Veteran’s Affairs recognized him for his work as a psychologist in East Bay VA hospitals and for his community work during the 1989 Loma Prieto earthquake.


Ronald Maciel (1961)

Ronald earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California Los Angeles then attended Loyola Law School.  He returned to Kings County in 1980 and practiced law until he was elected as a judge to the Kings County Superior Court in 1988.  He retired in 2007 and practiced law as a partner with Benninghoff and Maciel. 


Michael Ray (1968)

Michael began his aviation career shortly after graduating from LHS.  By 1979, he was working up the ranks at the McDonnell Douglas commercial aircraft delivery center which later merged with Boeing.  In 2004, Michael joined the company’s maintenance and modification program for the C-17 Globemaster III airlifter.  In 2005, Michael and his team received Boeing’s Gold Eagle award for their efforts in recovering a severely damages C-17 from Afghanistan.


Bill Parry (1991)

Bill graduated magna cum laude from California State University Fresno in 1995 before enrolling in San Joaquin College of Law.  He joined Kahn, Soares and Conway in 2001.  He was a litigator in the Hanford office and the firm’s senior associate.  He served on the LUHSD Foundation for Educational Excellence as a Director and has volunteered his time at LHS sporting events.


Gary Sedgwick (Friend of LHS)  Served on the LUHSD Board of Trustees for 16 years.



Sven Hafemeister (2001) Wrestling  Valley Champion, Second in State Tournament

Damon Silva (2001) Wrestling   Valley Champion, Third in State Tournament

Coach Guadalupe Solis Track/field & Cross Country 1975-1992



Russell Kreps (1944)             Olivia Andrade-Lage (1947)         Gerald Jones (1956)           Bill Creelman (1958)                 Maria Constantino-Roelandts (1986)


Brett Hearn (2003) Water Polo  All Valley                    Amber Oliveira (2003) Soccer  All Valley

MacKenzie Oliveira (2000) Soccer  All Valley              Megan Oliveira (2002) Soccer   All Valley

Ron Overmeyer (1985) Javelin  College National Record Holder

Coach Jeff Cardoza  Boys  Basketball 1989

Coach Keith Neal   Track/Field

Coach Steve Unzueta   Track/Field    



No Hall of Fame



Ceil Howe (1962)                                 Stephen Gramps (1966)                   Rodelio Aglibot (1986) Chef

Roberta Kelly Stephens (1974)             Friend of LHS: John Giovannetti


Josh Kloster (1991)Shot Put  Valley Champion

Mercedes Splettstosser (2004)  Soccer All Valley

Nick Sula (2004)  Football   All Valley

Mike Withycombe (1983) Football NFL



Allen Short (1947) Dentist                     Robert Clement (1966)Educator       Elbert Acosta (1972)

Frances Fuerte Perkins (1991)              The Gary Sedgwick Award: Lois Hubanks



Marc Raygoza (1991) Software Developer

Marc is the founder of Vine Global, a leading global e-commerce solutions provider.  He is also the author of a patented blueprint for a zero integration model for e-commerce merchants.  Marc was previously the chief technology officer for Comerxia and was one of the founding engineers and chief technical architect of Buy.Com.  He has held engineering and consultant positions at companies like Nasty Gal, ABB Optical, Toyota Motors, U.S.A., Washington Mutual and Heidrick and Struggles.


Norma Deneen Perreira Guss (1983) Educator

Deneen is the Deputy Superintendent of the Monterey County Office of Education and has served in the district and site leadership positions for over 17 years.  She is a former superintendent, associate superintendent, director of curriculum of instruction as well as a principal and assistant superintendent.  Deneen is involved in Impact Monterey County, Epicenter and Bright Futures.  She has been recognized as the Soledad Unified School District’s Administrator of the Year, Soledad Commerce Volunteer of the Year and has received the Child Abuse Prevention Council Community Education Award.


Mandy Broaddus (1992)

Mandy Smoker Broaddus is the serves as the Director of Indian Education at the Montana Office of Public Instruction.  She was named the National Indian Education Association’s Educator of the Year in 2015.  President Obama named her to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education and advises the Secretary of Education and Congress on the administration and funding of Alaska Native and American Indian programs.


Gary Sedgwick Award: Gerald Pierce






Gary Sedgwick Award:  Jay Salyer


Bobbin Cherrington-Mulvaney (1976)

Bobbin and her husband, Patrick, are owners of a successful restaurant in the Sacramento area.  Prior to this Bobbin ran her own catering business.  Bobbin was instrumental in starting the “Plates Café & Catering”, a program of St. John’s Women’s Shelter to train formerly homeless women with children to work in the food service industry, a program which now grosses over $500,00/year.  Bobbin and Patrick are known for their social entrepreneurship and volunteerism in the community. Bobbin has won the following awards:  Point of Light, American Institute of Light (2009), Distinguished Mother Award, St. John’s Women’s and Children’s Shelter (2010); Women Who Mean Business, Sacramento Business Award (2011); Small Business of the Year, 9th Assembly District (2011); Social Equity Award, Valley Vision (2012); Open Table’s Top 100 American Restaurants (2012).


Jerome Avery (1997)

Jerome Avery selflessly gave up his own dreams as an Olympian to become a Guide Runner for the US Paralympic Track and Field Team.  He has participated as a Guide Runner in the following Paralympic Games with visually impaired runner David Brown:  Rio 2016; London 2012 and Bejing 2008.  Together they call themselves “BrAvery”.  With Jerome’s guidance, David set the 100 meter world record for totally blind athletes within just a few months of their working together.  Team BrAvery has won gold medals in the 200 meter and 100 meter sprints for the US in the Paralympics in 2012 and silver in the 2013 games.  In March of 2014, they set the current International Paralympic Committee World Record in the 100 and 200 meter sprints. 


Jeffrey Reid (1977)

 Jeff earned his law degree from the University of Berkeley, School of Law in 1984.  He worked for the Reagan election committee under an Internship Program.  He began his legal career with the law firm of McCormick Barstow.  He served as the City Manager for the City of Fresno in the late 1990’s where he was responsible for the operational oversight of all facets of municipal government.  He also served as the Undersecretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency where he supervised thirteen departments.   Jeff served as a member of the Fresno County Assessment Appeals Board and the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.  Jeff was selected for inclusion in the Northern California Super Lawyers List for his primary practice area in Land Use/Zoning.


Virginia Wedderburn (1960)

Ginny was an extreme water person who excelled in SCUBA diving.  She opened an aquatics facility, Adventure Sports Unlimited (ASU) in 1978 which taught people to swim, kayak and SCUBA dive around the world.  She was one of the first women in California to become a SCUBA instructor.  ASU become one of the oldest, largest and most profitable operations of its kind.  She started the Santa Cruz Kayak Surf Festival which was one of the largest events of its type in the world.  This contest benefitted local non-profit organizations and grew the sport of surf kayaking into an international sport with world championships.  Santa Cruz recognized her 30 plus years of accomplishments by giving her a key to the city.



2006  Tennis Team

Courtney Carreiro                               Destri Dickey                                        Deanna Edon

Tabitha Koutny                                    Lynzi Lowe                                           Tiffany Mendoza Pecson

Ruby Rodriguez                                   Bria Todd                                             Tracy Urban

Coach Jack Bow Tennis                      Coach Mandy James



Mark Anderson (Class of 2005)            William Pendleton (Class of 2006)        Dustin Rocha (Class of 2005)



Gary Sedgwick Award: Rodney Evangelho (Class of 1990)   


Joey Wester (Class of 1980) is a Grammy Award winning designer and has enjoyed a career spanning over 30 years creating high impact marketing materials and stunning artwork for a wide variety of different clients in both the entertainment and music industry.  Her paintings can be seen in movies from Dreamworks, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Warner Bros, Paramount and more.  Her work has been used in some of the top TV Shows such as Scandal, True Blood, American Horror Story, Mad Men, House, 24, Californication and hundreds more.  Joey’s designs are sold worldwide as the “Joey Wester Collection” through Chromacast, Amazon and Walmart.


Todd Barlow (Class of 1988) is currently the Kings County Superintendent of Schools, elected in 20xx.  Prior to serving as the county school leader, Todd was the Principal Superintendent of Kit Carson School for nine  years.  He started his educational career at Kit Carson as a middle school teacher for eleven years.


Alex Duke(Class of 1991)

Alex Duke, then known as Alex Welch, attended Lemoore High School beginning in 1987 and

graduated with the class of 1991. During those four years, he participated in an array of

formative activities. In his first year, he was elected Freshman Class President. This continued

an interest in student government which began in prior grades and culminated in his election to

Student Body President his senior year. He was also very active in the drama program

performing in several plays such as Vacancy In Paradise and We’re All Guilty furthering his

interest in the performing arts. This would ultimately guide him into a career in television.

Combined with a love of music, Alex found another avenue of expression being selected as a DJ

at the on-campus radio station known then as KGRR where he ultimately became Program

Director. He also found time to participate in various sports including wrestling, tennis, golf and


After high school, Alex went on to attend Fresno State. With an eye on one day venturing to

Hollywood, he chose an academic path important to showbiz but also useful in other industries.

He received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in

marketing in 1995. While there, Alex was an on-air DJ for KFSR, the radio station owned &

operated by Fresno State.

With a degree in-hand and a dream, Alex began his journey to study and be a part of the TV and

moviemaking business. Settling in Hollywood, sending out resumes and making as many

contacts as possible, he quickly found himself interning for a well-known casting director. That

internship led to a position on the iconic Emmy-winning TV show The Simpsons. There he

learned the ropes and gained the knowledge & experience he needed. 24 years and over 500

episodes later, Alex has become an integral part of The Simpsons production in his current role

as Co-Producer.




David Ausberry (Class of 2006)  Top High School Player in the country; NFL


Danielle Parker (Class of 2006)   Four time All WYL Honoree


Loren Baize (Class of 2009) High School Heavyweight Champion


2006 Girls Basketball Team

Coach Devree Clark, Assistant Coach Jana Clark, Assistant Coach Miguel Macias

Latoya Green                                      Samantha Greene                            Alison Costa

Danielle Parker                                    Kelli Parker                                        Katie Rayner

Kristen Mayes                                       Brooke Chapman                             Paige Chapman

Evelyn Jimmeye                                   Kayla Clement



Gary Sedgwick Award: Jim Bennett


Derrick Lorenz (Coach DD) (Class of 1977)

Darcy Swaim (Class of 1985)


Athletic Hall of Fame:


Patrick Miguel

Joe Harris



Isaiah Martinez

Sean Roman Marin

Sean Williams

Steven Wood 


2010 Wrestling Team:

Coach: Marcio Botelho, Assistant Coach, Armando Calderon, Assistant Coach, Chuck Riddle 

Sean Williams                                   Osamuyimen Osunde                               Dillon Rocha

Jaime Huizar Martinez                     Silverio Esparza                                          Angel Robles

Joey Fernandes                               Nathaniel Lopez                                        Jacob Hill

Jacob Pendleton                             Isaiah Martinez                                          Johnathan Roa

Mattew Holmes                                Steven Wood