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Page 2 Section 2 Free Press Thursday, October 4, 2012 Medical Lakes inducts its newest Hall of Fame By PAUL DELANEY Staff Reporter The fifth annual Medi- cal Lake Athletic Hall of Fame inductions take place this Saturday night during an awards dinner that will be held at St. Anne's Catholic Church beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Five athletes and the 1992 Medical Lake state championship wrestling team will be added to the current group of mem- bers. New additions to the hall, besides the 1992 wrestlers, include .Mike VanMatre (class of 1972), Danny Alderman (class of 1981), Sam Petersen (class of 1985), Jennifer Maxwell (Jundt) (class of 1985) and Brandon Moore (class of 1998). The new inductees will also be honored during Medical Lake's Homecoming football game Friday against Chewelah. Tickets for the dinner and ceremony are still available for $20 and can be purchased or reserved by contacting MLHS vice principal/athletics direc- tor Chris Spring at 565- 3293 or cspring@mlsd. org. Dan Alderman Graduated 1981 An all around student record in track. He placed first in the long jump that year at the Frontier League meet. Alderman's leadership and athletic skills continued to show throughout the re- mainder of his Medical Lake career as a team captain in basketbal and MVP honors in track. As a senior, Alderman was named team captain in both football and basketball and made the All Frontier League Football team and was most Inspirational for the Cardinal squad. In the spring he led the MLHS track team as captain, set more school records and qualified for state and was named the 1981 school's male athlete of the year. Alderman attended East- ern Washington University and Washington State Uni- tion as MLHS Female Athlete of the Year no 'surprise. Besides ;)laying sports, Maxwell involved herself in other areas of school life as well. She participated in band, was the junior class Homecoming princess, and then in her senior year was a Junior/Senior Prom Princess and Homecoming queen Maxwell attended Se- attle Pacific University and earned a B.A. in Clothing and Textiles. to school an( B.A. in elemer at EWU, latel coaching and business. Brandon Moo Graduated 19 Brandon dominant forc, sports at Med ;he went back received her tary education teaching and low in a family re ~8 Vloore was a ; while playing cal Lake High 2004. Moore played briefly in the both the Canadian and Arena Football Leagues. He went to work for the state of Washington as a probation of- ficer in Everett, Wash. Moore later became a social worker and is working on his master's degree. Sam Petersen Graduated 1985 Lettering in wrestling for four years, football for three and track for two, Sam Peters- en stayed busy. As a wres- tler, Pe- tersen earned A I League and team honors each of his four years at versity. He pursued a degree School. MLHS. in applied psychology and A local Petersen also played later went to work with the n e w s football and played itwell. He state of Washington at Lake- reporter was named Cardinal "Sticker land Village working with the h a d of the Year" twice, was a developmentally disabled for dubbed team captain and made the the past 22 years. Heandwife him "Bad All League honors on both Lydia have three children. M e d i - offense and defense as a cine" and senior. Hewas recognized as Jennifer Maxwell (Jundt) / the nick- the MLHS MaleAthleteofthe Graduated 1985 name stuck. ~e excelled in Year as a senior. An outstanding student football, baske~balland base- Following high school, athlete throughout her high ball, lettering [nultiple years Petersen attended North school career, Maxwell was in allthree spqrts. He earned Idaho College on a wrestling a I w a ys multiple all-league and other scholarship and laterwrestled p r o u d honors. In the summer of at Eastern Washington Uni- to rep-1998 Moore was selected versity, graduating in 1989 r e s e n t to play in the East/West All with a B.A. in education and M L H SState footballi game where a M.A. in history. He began athlete while at Medical Lake and didhe was named Defensive High School, DannyAIderman so with a Player of the Game. He also excelled spiritand was a starter in the All State from the dedica-basketball game. start.Asa tion that Moore w~s recruited ~~ first year has so often seen the Cardi- heavily out of high school ~i!~;~ student, nals come out on top. and accepted a full athletic ~/;~ Alderman She excelled at volleyball, scholarship to Eastern Wash- ~was his basketball and tennis, letter- ington Univer,,ity and played freshman ing multiple times in allthree.,, four years o football, re- class president and member She achieved First Team All ceiving Big S~y.ConferencQ of the student council. It was Conference honors in both Honorable M~ntion his final during his freshman year!hat volleyball and basketball her two years. he set a new MLHS high jump senior year, making her selec- Following graduation in coaching in the Medical Lake School District in 1988 and teaching at Medical Lake Middle School in 1991 Petersen has coached 24 years of football, 20 years wrestling as wel as track, basketball and baseball Pe- tersen accumulated a dual meet record of 116-73-'1 in wrestli.ng, :,wonl championsl 33 State medalists' and five state champions, Mike VanMatre Graduated 1972 An all around athlete while attending MLHS, Mike VanMa- tre lettered all four years in track, three years in footbal ~and two years in basket- ball. He earned riumer- O U S team and all-league honors in the Northeast A League VanMatre culminated his high school athletic career by being named Outstanding Senior Athlete. In the fall of 1972 Mike accepted a football scholar- ship at Spokane Falls Com- munity College, later trans- ferring to and graduating from Eastern Washington University with a B.A. in education in 1976. VanMatre student-taught and coached at University High School in the SISokane Valley. In 1988 he completed a masters degree in second- ary school administration and began pursuing an ad- ministrative career for the remainder of his 31 year career n education, retiring in 2007. At the time of his induc- tion into the MLHS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2012, and after 37 years of marriage and having raised two daugh- ters, Mike and his wife Gayle decided to leave the Spokane Valley and move back to the Medical Lake area, "coming full circle." 1992 Cardinal Wrestling Team Even though wrestling is often thought of as an individual sport, it takes a lot of teamwork to win the first state title in Medical Lake High School athletic history. The 1991-92 Cardinals were determined to live up to their rankings in the polls. Although ranked No. 1 in the state at the beginning of the season they were not at full strength until halfway through the season. The successful football team that year kept many wrestlers from joining the team until late in the season. The Cardinals sent nine wrestlers to the state tourna- ment. Medical Lake led from start to finish and while they had no individual champi- ons, the team won the state championship title by a wide margin, ending the final day with 115 points, the seventh highest team score i~ A/B state history. To Submit general sports news to the Free Press, email your submissions to: sports@cheneyfreepress.com. 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