PREP NOTES: Tickets still available for NFF awards banquet
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tickets remain on sale for the Clark County Chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet, which takes place next week.
Washington State University athletic director Bill Moos will be the featured speaker for the 20th-annual banquet. The event will be at 7 p.m. on Jan. 18 in the commons at Hudson’s Bay High School.
Tickets cost $30 and can be purchased by contacting Rich Biggs at 360-828-3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event recognizes area high school senior football players for their 2011 seasons, their community involvement and academic achievement. Six players will be awarded scholarship money for college.
In addition to announcing scholarship winners, the banquet will honor Mountain View’s Adam Mathieson with the Gary Boggs Award as head coach of the year, and Columbia River’s Darryll Antisdel with the John Hadley Award as the assistant coach of the year.
— Paul Danzer
Prairie adds Hall inductees
Prairie High School will add three more names to its hall of fame on Friday.
Jeff Bockert, Dawn Kisselburgh and Richie Sexson will be honored at 6:45 p.m. Friday, just prior to the Prairie-Kelso boys basketball game.
Bockert was an All-State football player at Prairie as a junior and senior, earning All-America honors as a senior. He played for the 1991 national championship University of Washington team before transferring to Portland State, where he was a two-time All-American. He was also a standout in basketball and track and field.
Kisselburgh was a 20-time high school All-American in gymnastics, winning an all-around state championship as a senior and a state title in the vault as a sophomore. She also shined in track and field, and went on to compete in gymnastics at Southern Utah.
Sexson was a three-sport starter from his sophomore to senior years in baseball, basketball and football. He signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Portland, but signed with the Cleveland Indians, embarking on a 12-year big league career.
Docherty will play golf at Chico State
Alistair Docherty, the Class 4A district boys golf champion for Union last fall, made a verbal commitment to attend and play golf for Chico State.
Docherty was the 4A Greater St. Helens League player of the year and won the Oregon Junior Amateur title last summer.