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2017 - Forth Annual Hall of Fame Class

Camanche Activities Director Todd Borrison and the Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2017 inductees that includes the 1987 State-Championship Baseball Team, Todd Borrison, Ed McMahon, Shea Meyermann and Danny Vogel as this year’s class.

  • 1987 State Baseball Team
    • Coach Dan Bolte, Coach Geroge Miller, Jeremy Dennis, Kenichi Mitsui, Jeff Greene, Randy Vogel, Mike Burmahl, Dan Vogel, Terry Donovan, Ethan Bolte, Tom Coon, Eric Rasmusssen, Bill Buckman, Jerry Carber, Rich Campie, Kip Peters, Clay Sanders, Larry Brennen, and Cory Goldbeck. The 1987 team went 30-11 and went on to defeat Perry 9-0 in the state championship game. Dan Bolte was the head coach and was named state coach of the year. Clay Sander and Randy Vogel were also all-state selections. “They were a really dominant baseball team that was playing really well at the end of the season,” Borrison said. “The team had everything. They had good depth. They were state champs. It really neat they are going in this year. A lot of those guys are still around this area. It should be a really fun banquet.”

  • Todd Borrison
    • Was a four-year letterwinner in tennis that included 60 career wins and being named Most Valuable Player in 1982, his senior year. Borrison also was a two-year starter in football and basketball. He has the school record for most consecutive made free throws at 25, and scored 538 career points. In college, Borrison was the MVP of the Hawkeye Athletic Conference at Mount St. Clare in his sophomore season. He then played basketball and tennis at North Dakota State of Minot where he got a third-place tennis finish in the No-Dak Conference Tournament. “I never was at the (playing) level of a state champion, I was a baseliner,” Borrison said. “I grew up playing tennis, and played on some great matches.” Borrison’s greatest successes have come in his coaching career. He has three state championships with two at Preston and one with the 2007-08 Davenport Assumption team. Preston won back-to-back state championships in 2000 and 2001 in Class 1A. Borrison has coached teams in the original four Iowa high school classes by enrollment, and is the first one to do so. In all, Borrison has coached in 11 state tournaments, and has a 14-8 record when doing so. He reached the 400-win milestone earlier in January. “That group loved to go out and play the game, and they wanted to beat everybody,” Borrison said about his Preston teams. “They wanted to destroy people. They worked so hard and respected each other so much. They just were relentless and played the game that way.”

  • Ed McMahon
    • McMahon was a three-year varsity participant in four sports. He was part of the 1985 runner-up team in basketball. McMahon was a first-team selection on the All-Eastern Iowa team and was on the all-tournament team at the state tournament.

  • Shea Meyermann
    • Meyermann was a four-year starter in volleyball and was a Herald All-Area first-team honoree in 2004 and 2005. She graduated in 2006.

  • Dan Vogel
    • Vogel used to coach the Indians’ girls basketball team, but before that, he was a skilled Camanche athlete, too. Vogel was a member of the 1987 baseball state-championship team and also played a role with the 1985 runner-up team as a sophomore. In college, Vogel was a three-year varsity tennis player at Northern Iowa after compiling a 116-21 record on two teams that won it all. He then coached Northeast to a state tournament, and before Borrison took over, Vogel coached the Indians’ girls basketball team.


2016 - Third Annual Hall of Fame Class

Camanche Activities Director Todd Borrison and the Hall of Fame committee has announced its Class of 2016 that includes seven individuals and its first team.

The Hall of Fame weekend will be held the last weekend of January. The team will be introduced in between the two varsity games on Jan. 29, 2016, with the reception that next night at Vista Grande in Clinton. Social Hour will be 5:00 - 6:00pm, with Dinner from 6:00 - 7:00pm and the Awards Ceremony from 7:00 - 8:30pm. For more information please call the athletic office at 563-259-3010.

  • Gerald "Buck " Stamp
    • Todd Borrison calls Stamp a “legend” of Camanche athletics as well as a pioneer. Stamp started the football, basketball and wresting programs and coached all three programs. Stamp’s coaching tenure lasted 35-plus years.

  • Roy Seymour
    • Roy won Camanche’s first state wrestling title as senior at 103 pounds in 1965, and he finished fourth as a junior. He also wrestled at Iowa State.

  • Kevin Enwright
    • Kevin played his college athletics at Coe College but made his mark as a basketball coach at Northeast, taking six teams to the state tournament.

  • Jeremy Dennis
    • Jeremy was a four-sport star who played college tennis and won two state basketball titles as head coach.

  • Erin (Hagge) Jenkins
    • Erin competed in five sports and was all-state in volleyball, basketball, tennis and track. She continued her athletic career at St. Ambrose. She and Drew Meyermann got runner-up honors at state tennis in doubles during the 1999 season.

  • Josh Liddle
    • Josh received all-state third-team honors in football and played in the 1997 Shrine Bowl Game. He also placed twice at the state wrestling meet, with a state runner-up his senior year. Liddle went on to wrestle at Iowa.

  • Scott Schaley
    • Scott won multiple shot put and discus titles at Camanche, then received All-America honors as a hammer thrower at Utah State. Schaley was second in the country in the shot put in high school at the Golden West meet.

  • 1971 Boys Basketball Team
    • -Coach Tom McCracken, Coach Gary Cross, Ralph Andresen, Klaus Andresen, Kenny Cox, Dave Cox, Brian Pearson, Mike Neville, Carl Ryner, Kevin Enwright, Mark Enwright, Don Nissen, Ben Jensen, Greg Kubitz, Bob Paasch, Keith Boysen, Chuck Cornish  and manager Scott Lund. The first team to make it to state when the Iowa High School Athletic Association had two classifications compared with the four it currently holds. Camanche lost its first-round Class A game to Montezuma, which later went on to win the state championship. Montezuma won that game, 78-62.“ We wanted to make a statement to our young people and the community that being a part of a team is really important,” Borrison said. “When you look at high school sports, you learn as much about a team than anything else.” That team included players Don Nissen and Klaus Andresen. Both of them received all-state honors in later seasons. Nissen averaged 20 points a game, while the team averaged 74 a night. “It’s really great to see a team get to state,” Borrison said. “It was really hard to get to Des Moines at that time ... there’s always the discussion of who was the best team. That (1971) team comes up a lot. We just felt like it was a good team to put in. Great one to kick it off.”

2015 - Camanche to introduce second HoF class

Camanche will begin its Hall of Fame weekend ceremonies Friday, Jan. 23, by introducing its 10 inductees in between the varsity basketball games and will honor them again with the formal ceremony Saturday.

"We have a really good class going in," Camanche Athletic Director Todd Borrison said. "We kind of got the whole gamut covered from the late 60s up until 10 years ago; we're really excited."

  • LuAnn Borrison
    • LuAnn is a 1972 graduate of Camanche High School. For over 39 years, LuAnn has been a volleyball coach, a girls track coach, and for a short period of time, a boys track coach. While coaching volleyball at CHS, LuAnn and her team captured the state championship. 

  • Ty Dennis
    • Ty is a 1985 graduate of Camanche High School. He was a standout in four different sports, earning a total of 14 varsity letters in his high school career. He led Camanche to tennis state titles for three years, eventually earning him a tennis scholarship to Graceland University where he was also a four year standout, qualifying for the NAIA national tournament in 1988.

  • Craig Hilgendorf
    • Craig is a 1981 graduate of Camanche High school. Craig played football, baseball, and basketball while at Camanche but continued to play football in Yankton College. At Yankton he earned All District Honors, but soon transferred to Wayne State University where he earned All District honors as well as being named CODAC All American.

  • Ashley Lansign (Steines)
    • Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Camanche High School. She was a 4 sport star athlete earning an astonishing 17 varsity letters. She was named 13 times to all conference teams, 4 times all districts, and 7 times all state. Ashley holds 6 records in all. She went on to play volleyball and softball at Wartburg College, leading in both sports and starting in each.

  • Guy McCausland
    • A 1974 graduate of Camanche High School. He was a three sport standout at Camanche, excelling in football, wrestling, and track. Guy excelled in football, earning him a full ride scholarship to division two Morningside College, starting every game in college except for the two very first games his freshmen year.

  • Terry Metzger
    • A 1969 graduate of Camanche High School. Four sport star athlete and one of the best football players to ever come to Camanche High, ending his senior year with a total of 700 yards on 70 carries. This earned him a football scholarship to Taylor University where he was a four year starter in football and basketball.

  • John Naeve
    • Graduate of 1996. John was awarded 13 varsity letters in High School, excelling greatly in football. After High School, John was offered scholarships from Northwestern and The Air Force Academy which he accepted, but transferred after to Truman State. John started every game at Truman, except for 2 due to injuries. He is one of the best football players to go to Camanche and Truman State.

  • Peggy Richardson
    • Peggy was a 1980 graduate where she was a four sport standout in volleyball, basketball, track, and softball. In Softball she led the team in batting average, steals, and hits for 3 seasons straight. This earned her a full ride scholarship to Kirkwood and after one year at Kirkwood, a four year scholarship to University of Nebraska. The 3 years she played at Nebraska, they won three Big 8 Conference championships and twice national runner up.

  • Dawn (Oleary) Rheingans
    • Dawn is a 1990 graduate of Camanche High School where she was a three sports standout in volleyball, basketball, and track. Dawn earned a full ride scholarship to play volleyball at Drake where she is still ranks top 10 all time for ace serves. While at Drake, she also broke a record for indoor and outdoor shot put.

  • Rick Sullivan
    • Rick was a 1965 graduate of Camanche High School and played many different sports like football, basketball, track, and baseball. In baseball Rick was a part of a very successful team where in 4 years as a starter he had a 4 year batting average of over .420. Rick went on to play baseball at Iowa State for 4 years.

2014 - Inaugural Hall of Fame Class

The inaugural Hall of Fame class will be introduced on Friday, Jan. 24, during the school's pack-the-gym boys-girls basketball doubleheader. A banquet will be held the following night.

  • Klaus Andresen
    • A standout football and basketball player in the 1970s who was invited to play in both sports' Shrine Bowl games. He averaged more than 20 points and 20 rebounds as a senior.

  • Dan Bolte
    • Played baseball and football at Camanche, was a catcher for Iowa State, then returned to Camanche and won 330 baseball games as coach, including the 1987 state title.

  • Joe Carstensen
    • A state champion wrestler for Camanche, who placed second in the 1970 NCAA Championships at 134 pounds for the University of Iowa.

  • Gary Cross
    • Started the football program and holds the school record for 74 wins. He also won 96 games as baseball coach and coached basketball. He then served as athletic director and principal. "He was an early pioneer in Camanche athletics who molded the athletics programs and affected a lot of students,

  • Alysia Gonzales
    • Won six state titles in track and still holds the 12th-fastest 400 hurdle time in the state. She was a two-time first-team all-stater in volleyball and a four-year starter at Texas A&M, where she twice was named All-Southwest Conference.

  • Gary Foster
    • Won nine state titles as tennis coach, had two runner-up teams and was a four-time state coach of the year.

  • Audrey Everson
    • A all-state player in volleyball and basketball who won four state titles in track and was a 15-time NCAA Division III All-American at Simpson College.

  • Sara Meyermann
    • An all-state volleyball player and two-time first-team all-state basketball who earned All-Big Ten honors in volleyball for the University of Iowa and played in the World University Games. She still owns six school records at Camanche, where she also played on state championship tennis teams.

  • Jane Montgomery
    • Another pioneer who started the volleyball, basketball, track and softball programs. She won four state titles as a track coach, took a team to the volleyball state tournament and was an assistant on the 1986 state qualifying volleyball team.

  • Mark Reese
    • A four-time state qualifier in wrestling who placed third in the state three times. He also was all-Eastern Iowa in football, was a three-year starter in baseball and was a four-time state qualifier in track. He competed in wrestling at Northern Iowa.

  • Jason Siemon
    • An all-state player and the school's record-holder in the high jump. He became a star an NCAA Division II Morningside, then took his basketball talents overseas where he was a nine-time all-Europe player.

  • Bernie Vogel
    • At one time held 20 school records and still holds eight, including all the school pitching marks. He also scored 44 points in a basketball game.

  • Barb Willis
    • A star basketball and tennis player who earned first-team all-state honors in volleyball and then was a unanimous All-Big Ten player in that sport at the University of Iowa, played professionally and was an Olympic alternate.

  • Rick Willis
    • A standout player in football, basketball and baseball at Camanche. He was a two-sport all-conference player for Cornell College and currently is head football coach and athletic director at Wartburg College.

Criteria:

The inductees had to have been out of Camanche High for at least 10 years to be eligible.

 

Selection Committee:

The Hall of Fame class was selected by Athletic director Todd Borrison, boys basketball and volleyball coach Josh Davis, principal Chuck Wiebenga, booster club president Albert McManus, Gary Foster and several former coaches, including Vern Deters, John Harlson, LuAnn Borrison and Willard Larsen.