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Camanche

September 26, 2013

High schools Camanche names first Hall class

CAMANCHE — Picking the most notable athletic people in the history of Camanche High School wasn't an easy process, but athletic director Todd Borrison is impressed with the school's inaugural Hall of Fame Class.

Borrison announced the group of 14 former athletes and coaches this week. 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.

"It was tough," he said. "There were 105 nominations on the original board. We got it down to 30, then to 20, then 14. It was a long, drawn-out process but a lot of fun.

"We thought 14 was a great number. That way we got in some pioneers, and I know how much people of Camanche appreciate them, then that leaves us with ten-ish athletes."

Members of the inaugural Hall of Fame class are:

• 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, who 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 who placed second in the 1970 NCAA Championships at 134 pounds for the University of Iowa.

• Gary Cross, who started the football program and holds the school record for 74 wins. He also won 96 games as baseball coach and coached basketball, too, then served as athletic director and principal. "He was one of those early pioneers who kind of molded Camanche and affected a lot of students," Borrison said.

• Alysia Gonzales, who 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.

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