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nmm mlmmmlmlmmmmmmml Im mmm ..... n n _ JJlilUlmlllll!l . _ .... ! Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, September 24, 2009 Medical Lake Sports Hall of Fame inductic,,00s are this weekend The second class of Medical Lake High School's Athletic Hall of Fame will be honored during special ceremonies over the weekend of Sept. 25-26. Six new former Cardinal standouts, Tammy Simmons, Barb Goll-Dewitte, Gary Gilbreth, Greg Dunn, Jim Hillbrick and Jim Lundgren, will first be acknowledged at Medical Lake's football game against Chenev on Friday, Sept. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. The following night the group will officially be honored at a din- ner at St. Anne's Catholic Church. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner and induction to follow. Tickets are $20 each and available at the Medical Lake school district main office. For more information call John Giannandrea at 299-5161. Biographies of this year's class have been provided by the hall of fame committee's Dave Perrv. Below are the final three inductees from the class of 2009." James Hillbrick: Graduated 1964 Hillbrick played football, basketball and baseball every year while attending Medical Lake High School, adding track to that list his last two years. Jim batted .353 during the 1963 baseball season and received the "Football Coaches Award" that same year. He was co-captain of the Cardinal basketball team in 1963 and for the 1964 team that fin- ished second at state. Hillbrick was named to the second all state team. Hillbrick was designated an honorary captain for the high school baseball team his senior year. Following graduation from MLHS, Hill- brick attended Seattle Pacific College on a James Hillbrick basketball scholarship. During his sopho- more year, his team made it to the NCAA Small College Regional Championships. After receiving his BA in education in 1969, Hillbrick coached basketball at Northwest College in Kirkland, Wash. for four years. In 1972 Hillbrick attended Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. and graduated with a masters of divinity degree in 1975. He began his ministry as pastor for the Moscow Assembly of God Church in 1976 and served in that post until 1988. During this time he also enjoyed substitute teaching and coaching ninth-grade girls basketball. After a temporary absence from the pastorate, Hillbrick worked for the United States Department of Agriculture in the Farm Service Agency where he had worked part-time previously during his col- lege years. He returned to full-time pastoral ministry in 2000 until his retirement in 2009. Hillbrick remained active in recreational activities such as hiking, golfing, swimming, cycling, triathlons, and particularly basketball throughout his life. The joy of Hillbrick's life has been his three daugh- ters and three grandchildren. James Lundgren: Graduated 1964 A lifelong resident of Medical Lake and a 1964 graduate from MLHS, James Lundgren is entered into the Medical Lake High School hall of fame as an honorary inductee for his unwavering and longtime support and de- votion to the Medical Lake School District. During all of his four years of high schoOl Lundgren was the varsity football student team manager. He also filled the role Of varsity baseball student team manager his junior and senior years. After graduating from MLHS, Lundgren attended Washington State University fqr several years before joining the U.S. Army James Lundgren reserves. He returned to WSU in 1969 and graduated in 1970 with a degree in music education. Lundgren re- turned to the Medical Lake area and worked for the University of Washington primate center for two and a half years: In 1973, Lundgren was hired by the MLSD and became the high school band director and added the band directorship for the middle school to his teach- ing responsibilities in 1978. He also coached varsity tennis for several years at MLHS. Lundgren retired from the Medical Lake School District in 2003 after 35 years. Lundgren is still involved with the Medical Lake students as a school bus driver. Tammy Simmons: Graduated 1987 Simmons played softball, basketball and volleyball every year during her higt school career. A four-year letter winner i softball, three years in basketball and twq in volleyboll, Simmons was selected aa Female Athlete of the Year her senior year. She was selected first team all-conference in both softball and basketball her junior and senior years and also second team all-con, ference in volleyball both years. Simmon earned second team all -conference honorq during her freshman and sophomore yeara in softball and basketball. ....... Tammy Simmons .Besides her outstanding athletic higl ..... :  : Cheney Free Press fo0tballi contest's ' second week also is decided by tiebreaker Sharon Olp of Four Lakes was the winner in week two of the Cheney Free Press football.contest and will receive  $50 gift certificate frO m an area merchant. Olp took first place on the lasis of a tiebreaker.and was closest to the final scores in both the Seattle Seahawks and Idaho Vandals gaines, Mike Hayes and Cheri Hayes ended upon a tie for second place and each will receive a pair of tickets to a future Eastern Washington Univer- sity home football game. Be sure to get your chance to win by filling out the entry form found on page 4 of this issue. I $ 1 0 Off Dinner for I Z or more (Maximum Z Coupons per Table) I MONDAY NIGHTS All-You-Can-Eat Pasta TUESDAY NIGHTS Half Off Bottled Wine FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS Prime Rib Special school career, Simmons was active in other areas as well. She gradu- ated in the top !0 percent of her class academically, was voted senior class vice-president and senior homecoming queen. Following high school, Simmons enrolled at Spokane Falls Com- munity College and after earning a two-year degree transferred to Eastern Washington University where she completed her degree. Simmons works in the special education department at Medical Lake Middle School and coached softball, volleyball, and track for 20 years. Crunch Time continued from page 1 Cards can. Medical Lake on the other hand will shuttle players from offense to defense and back again. "Playing at home I think is a little bit of an advantage for the kids," Hobbs said of the opportunity Medical Lake is presented in hosting Cheney for the first time in three years. "There's just a little bit more confidence, you're a little bit more at ease," he added. The last time Medical Lake put a whippin' on the "Hawks was back in 2003 by a 28-7 count. One has to also go back that far to find the last time the Cards put together the same two-game winning streak they have today. And the tables were certainly tumed a bit back then. At the time, Medical Lake was on a roll in the old GNL and poised to go undefeated in league play and 10-1 overall. Their loss came in the playoffs against East Valley of Yakima. It was a GNL where all the schools were much closer in enrollment, not as it is today where Cheney has nearly 350 more students than Riverside. Cheney was in fact a member of the Greater Spokane League then, forced to play the same part then that the Pullman's and Colville's do in today's GNL, being the small fish in the big pond. "It's going to be a big game," Hobbs said "Last year we didn't respond to a big game and I don't know if they've ever been in a big game or not. We kind of came in there with big eyes." The result was a 56-7 rout at Tom Oswald Field. Hobbs knows he and his team are behind the eight ball on,Friday, but that's something they have learned to live with. "We're long odds on this game but you know what, they (the Cardinals) kind of have their backs against the wall all the time." Seems the University of Washington was a similar long-shot last Saturday against USC, before winning on a late field goal. "I kind of prefer it that way," Hobbs said. "If I wanted a cakewalk I would have never taken the job." 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