The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 24, 2014

Camanche kicks off its Hall weekend

CAMANCHE — They're coming from near and far.

All 14 of the inaugural Hall of Fame class at Camanche High School are expected to join in the festivities this weekend, beginning with a varsity basketball doubleheader tonight. About half of them still live in the Camanche-Clinton area, but others are planning to make long journeys back to their roots.

"I'm pleasantly surprised," Camanche athletic director Todd Borrison said of the expected turnout. "I thought we'd have a shot because of the dedicated people they all are. I think it shows their love and respect for Camanche High School."

The Hall of Fame members will be introduced between the girls and boys varsity basketball games — the girls game should start at about 6:15 p.m. — and there will be a meet-and-greet at Imperial Lanes in Camanche after the games.

The weekend concludes with a Hall of Fame banquet from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at Vista Grande Reception Hall (2141 16th St. NW Clinton), followed by a social gathering until 10 p.m. Borrison said more than 200 people were expected for the banquet.

"I'm glad we went with two nights where everybody can enjoy different activities," Borrison said. "There's a little something for everybody."

Traveling the farthest to return are former Camanche athletes Audrey Everson, from Milton, N.H.; Alysia Gonzales Hill, from Victoria, Texas; and Jason Siemon, from Cincinnati.

The other inductees are Klaus Andresen (athlete), Dan Bolte (athlete, coach), Joe Carstensen (athlete), Gary Cross (coach, administrator), Gary Foster (coach), Sara Meyermann Jensen (athlete), Jane Montgomery (coach), Mark Reese (athlete), Bernie Vogel (athlete), Barb Willis Randall (athlete) and Rick Willis (athlete).

"We're going to make it fun," Borrison said. "We're going to have a lot of people who were coached by those coming back, so there will be a lot of fun reunions."

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