El Dorado to Open Sports Hall of Fame
All-Star Bret Boone of the Cincinnati Reds and basketball player Kevin Heenan, who helped Cal State Fullerton come within a basket of reaching the NCAA men’s basketball Final Four in 1978, will be among the first 14 inducted into El Dorado High’s Hall of Fame on Sept. 26.
Athletes honored must be graduates of El Dorado and out of school at least 10 years. The school will also honor former coaches and others deemed supporters of the school’s athletics program.
Other who will be inducted are Guy Antley (water polo, swimming), Class of ’72; Chris Dressel (football, basketball, track), Class of ’79; Ken Dressel (football, basketball, track, tennis), Class of ’76; Howard Lawson (wrestling), Class of ’81.
Also, Tony Madau (football, basketball, baseball, track), Class of ’72; Jill Matyuch (volleyball, basketball, softball), Class of ’86; John Mykkanen (swimming), Class of ’84; Dan Petry (baseball), Class of ’76; Craig Rutledge (football, baseball), Class of ’82, and Todd Tomazic (wrestling, football), Class of ’87.
Boone was a member of the Class of ’87 and Heenan the Class of ’75.
Also honored will be former coaches Glen Hastings (football, track), who died in 1981, and Nash Rivera (basketball). Hastings coached from 1967-79 and Rivera from 1966-80.
Former Athletic Director and Coach Bill Clark, who presently serves as a Southern Section assistant commissioner, and booster Joe Raya will also be inducted. The school’s gym was named in Raya’s honor in 1996. He was the school’s athletic equipment attendant when it opened in 1966.
Ceremonies will be held during a 7 p.m. banquet in the gym. Tickets are $25. For further information, call Athletic Director Carl Sweet, (714) 993-5070.