Crescenta Valley High School will hold its sixth annual Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Saturday, Feb. 2. An appetizer reception for inductees and guests will take place in the school basketball gym at 5 p.m. followed by the induction ceremony in the school auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
The 1971 Falcon boys basketball team, runner up in the Division I CIF championship game with a record of 29 wins and just one loss, will be inducted as well as eight individuals in a variety of other sports. The individual inductees are Bill Boyd, Jeff Fox, Tara Gregory, Mary Ellen Jenkins, Jim Jordan, Heather Lindstrom, Al Staie, Dr. William C. Thomas and Chris Troffer.
Boyd was the team captain and most valuable player on the 1971 basketball team. That year, Boyd made the All-American team, the All CIF team and the All-State team. He established a new CIF high school career scoring record and played his college basketball for USC.
Fox was a two-time All CIF first team selection in 1974-75 and the 1975 Foothill League defensive lineman of the year. After graduating from CVHS, he was the 1980 defensive football player of the year for the University of Kansas.
Gregory was captain and an All CIF player on the 1998 Falcon basketball team. She was a two-time league champion in track in the 800 and the 1600, setting CVHS school records and advancing to the California State Meet. She won All SEC honors as a member of the Vanderbilt University track teams 1998 through 2002.
Jenkins was the 1993 CIF swimming champion in the individual medley. She is the only Falcon to ever meet the CIF Meet qualifying standard in every CIF swimming event for four straight years. She established a new school record at the University of Washington three years in a row in the backstroke event.
Jordan led the 1962 CVHS cross-country team to the CIF championship – the first Falcon CIF championship team in any sport. Jordan finished second in the championship race. That same school year he placed third in the CIF Finals Mile, setting a new CVHS school record of 4:16.3, which stood for 14 years.
Lindstrom in her sophomore year at CV pitched the 1986 CV softball team to the CIF championship. She won all CIF first team honors in 1986, ’87 and ’88 and was the most valuable player in the Pacific League twice. In two years at Cal-State Northridge, she won all conference honors and was the MVP of the 1989 Matador team.
Staie was the captain of the 1973 Falcon CIF championship football team. He was selected as the Foothill League player of the year as well as making the All CIF team as a running back. That same school year, Staie was the
All Foothill League catcher on the Falcon League championship baseball team.
Troffer was the first CV girl to ever win an individual CIF
championship. She nabbed the CIF cross-country championship in 1975 and was the CIF champion in the mile in 1976. While still
in high school, she was a member
of the Nutrite team that won the open United States National Cross Country Championship. She was the only high school athlete on
Thomas was Crescenta Valley High School’s first principal from 1960 to 1980. He and his staff established most of the athletic traditions that still exist today, including the inauguration of girl’s athletics in 1973. Everything began under his leadership – the school colors, the nickname Falcons and a strong winning tradition.
Anyone wishing to attend the Hall of Fame induction events
can contact Grace Chase at
email@example.com. Tickets for this community event are $40.