WSU announces Hall of Fame class
Washington State University will induct eight individuals and two teams into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Sept. 21-22.
Those being inducted are: Isaac Fontaine (basketball), Samson Kimombwa (track), Kim Lynass (soccer), Steve Ostermann (football), Jenni Ruff (basketball) and Gabriel Tiacoh (track).
The inductees’ list includes two pioneers who were trailblazers in their respective careers. They are: Jack Fanning, who played football and ran track from 1955-60, and Bud Roffler, who earned three letters in football and two in baseball.
The teams being inducted are the 1950 baseball team that reached the NCAA title game and the 1977 indoor track team that captured the NCAA title.
The Papermill Printing senior men’s basketball team took second place in the Washington State Senior Games 60-64 age division held July 28 in Olympia.
Papermill lost 49-38 to Magnuson Park of Seattle. It’s the third consecutive year the teams have faced off in the title game. Papermill won in 2010 and last year.
By placing second, Papermill qualified for the 2013 National Senior Games in Cleveland.
Team members include Jon Heimbigner (11-year team player), Jack Soliday (11), Dan Steward (11), Bill Maxey (nine), Doug Watson (six), Mike Bourn (three), Terry Souhrada (three) and Gary Elliott (one).
It was the first time that Heimbigner has taken second in 15 years at the games. His teams’ record at the state games is 45-5 and 73-8 overall.
Soliday won the free-throw shooting contest, making 24 of 25 shots.
Seattle University’s Rob Seibly of Spokane has been named a Cleveland Golf/Srixon All-America Scholar by the Golf Coaches of America for 2011-12.
Seibly led the Redhawks with a 74.1 scoring average, collecting three top-10 finishes, including a tie for 10th at the America Sky Men’s Golf Conference Championships to earn second-team All-America Sky recognition. Seibly has accumulated a 3.648 grade-point average as a marketing major.