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SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2015
of those inducted into Siuslaw’s
hallowed halls, all of whom cred-
ited the combination of stellar
coaching with the love and sup-
port of family on and off the field
for helping them reach their goals
— in high school and beyond.
When speaking of 2015
inductee Susan Emery (1987),
father Cliff Emery said her first
hurdle was a baby gate.
“She just kept clearing hurdles
on the track and in her life from
there,” Emery said of his daugh-
ter, who was a three-sport stand-
out in volleyball, basketball and
track and field.
“I don’t think we can ever give
coaches enough credit for the
impact they have on our lives,”
said inductee and 1988 graduate
Sherri Stapleton — affectionately
known as “Rockin’ Bob” by
classmates. “They taught us early
on not to settle for anything less
than our best.”
Collin Cram (2004), First-
Team All-State wide receiver,
previous school record holder in
the high hurdles and now a track
coach at Oregon State University,
underscored Stapleton’s message,
eloquently stating how the sup-
port of coaches and family
“fueled an insatiable thirst for
wanting to learn more and pursue
Though not a Siuslaw graduate
himself, “Viking Spirit” honoree
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Jim Archer was a fitting end to a
ceremony filled with athletes giv- 2015 Hall of Fame inductee Sherri Stapleton, a member of the 1988 2A state championship girls basketball team, explains how she wouldn’t be where
ing thanks to the support and sac- she was today without the example and support of her high school coaches and teammates.
rifice of others in their quest for
Siuslaw track and cross country annual Rhody Run, Shamrock
“Since Jim first stepped up to coach Chris Johnson. “Jim has Run, Move Your Bones and also
me on the track in 1980 and asked been at every single cross country established the Cape Mountain
if I needed any help, his volun- and track meet since I started Trail Run as a fundraiser to help
teerism has been unequalled at coaching here 20 years ago.
pay for cross country athletes to
Siuslaw — and the track and
“He’s always the first to arrive attend the Steens Mountain
cross country programs have ben- and the last to leave.”
efitted beyond measure,” said
Archer helps coordinate the
“That camp is one of the things
I credit most with our cross coun-
try team’s continued success over
the years,” said Johnson. “It’s
expensive. Jim saw a need and
went to work to make it happen.”
Himself a running enthusiast
who recently ran 70 laps around
the high school track for his 70th
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Athletics Hall of Fame, Archer
and all of the inductees will be Classmate Fred Allen (left) introduces 2015 Hall of Fame inductee and 1965 2A state
“sticking around” in the years champion wrestler Ron Bly (right) as emcee and host Bob Sneddon shares in the moment.
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2015 INDUCTEES :
• J OHN L A D UKE (1960) —
Won back-to-back state champi-
onships in the broad jump, 1959
and 1960. His 1960 champi-
onship leap of 22-2.5 helped
Siuslaw win its first-ever team
title in any sport in a narrow six-
point victory over Nyssa. His
mark still stands as Siuslaw’s
fifth-best mark in school history
some 55 years later.
• R ON B LY (1965) — Was the
first-ever state wrestling champi-
on for Siuslaw. Bly won the 2A
state title at 148 pounds in 1965,
Damewood of Glide High
School. Bly’s score helped lead
the Vikings to an eighth-place
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• R ICH P RATER (1982) —
Regarded by many as one of the
best linemen in school history,
Prater played for Siuslaw Hall of
Fame inductee (2011) football
coach Len Lutero and received
First Team All-State honors as an
offensive lineman, helping
Siuslaw win its first state football
championship in 1981.
• S USAN E MERY (1987) — A
three-sport standout athlete in
volleyball, basketball and track
and field, Emery is a former
school record holder in the 100-
meter hurdles (15.9) until this
year. She remains on the top-10
list at Siuslaw in the 4x100-meter
relay, 100-meter hurdles, 300-
meter hurdles and 100-meter
• S HERRI S TAPLETON (1988)
— A standout all around athlete
who lettered in track three times,
Stapleton truly excelled on the
hardwood, where she was a
leader on the 1988 state 2A
championship basketball team.
She was named the 2A’s Player of
the Year, First Team All-State and
First Team All-Tournament.
• C OLLIN C RAM (2004) — A
two-sport standout in football and
track and field, Cram was First-
Team All-State as a wide receiver
as a senior, claiming 20 touch-
downs and nearly 1,000 yards
receiving. In track and field,
Cram was a state champion in the
pole vault and All-State in the
110-meter hurdles, 300-meter
intermediate hurdles and the long
jump. He still holds school
records in pole vault (15-6.5) and
110-meter hurdles (14.57). He
also held the record in the 300-
meter hurdles until this year.
• 1988 CHEERLEADING TEAM
— After finishing third at state in
1986, then second in 1987, the
team of C HRISTY D AVIS , K ARRIE
B EDGLEY ,
H EAD ,
M ICHELLE G REEN , S ARAH
J OHNSON defeated Pleasant Hill
and Elmira for the state title, led
by coach Nancy Gray.
• 1993 BOYS GOLF TEAM —
Coached by legendary golf coach
A RT W ESTON , the team of D OUG
K ELLEY , N ELSON A RBLASTER ,
T ODD D AVIS , A ARON F LEMING
and M IKE S TRICTLER won the
school’s first 1A-2A-3A state title
by seven strokes over Taft (624-
631). Kelley tied with Santiam
Christian’s Brian Gilder as co-
medalist with a 72-72.
• 1994 BOYS GOLF TEAM —
Also coached by Art Weston, the
team of Nelson Arblaster, Nathan
Lorenz, Craig Stewart, Shawn
Ransom and Nik Remer provided
Siuslaw with its first back-to-
back 1A-2A-3A state golf titles in
a dramatic one-hole “sudden
death” tiebreaker over Silverton,
Arblaster and Lorenz each fin-
ished in the tournament’s top 10.
• J IM A RCHER “V IKING
S PIRIT ” — A tireless supporter
and volunteer for the Siuslaw
cross country and track and field
programs for the last 20 years,
Archer has organized hundreds of
events responsible for raising
thousands of dollars for those
In two decades of service as a
volunteer, he has never missed a
Siuslaw High School or Middle
School cross country or track